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Oxford: JuStA Ouiet Southern Town
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The followtnc
Is reprint from the Missouri Uni
versity campus newspaper The Man
ester. It was written by Editor
Larry Fuller, Assolcate Editor Mar
tin Frost) and staff member Lew
Morrlssey. The three student Jour
nalists spent a weekend at the Uni
versity of Mississippi. This is their
report on the student's view of Ole
Hiss today.)
Oxford, Miss. About
an hour's drive south of
Memphis lies a- sleepy
little town-called Oxford.
It looks just like a hun
dred other small commu
nities in the South ... a
village square with an old
stone courthouse in the
It's a quiet town . . .
Last weekend there was
an air of quiet apprehen
sion in Oxford and on the
University of Mississippi
The riots are over, but
many doubts linger on in
the minds of students.
What's in store for the
University? What will
happen when the troops
leave? What's the future
of higher education in the
state of Mississippi?
In the midst of uncer
tainty, life goes on. at Ole
Without Incident
Students attended a
concert given by the
"Highwaymen" Tuesday:
a big pep rally was held
Thursday; there was a
football game and student
government dance near
by in Jackson Saturday
night all without inci
dent. "C 1 a s s e s are getting
harder," one student ob
served. "They want to
keep us busy and out of
Whenever conversation
gets slow, someone
cracks a "Meredith"
joke. One like "Why is
Meredith's wife like
a spider? Because she's
going to be a black wid
ow." Students have mixed
feelings about the future.
One grad student said
he thought the whole
thing might blow up again
when the troops leave.
"People in the rural
areas are organized and
will be back as soon as
the troops pull out" he
Others feel differently.
Many students are tired
of crisis and are deter
mined to make sure that
nothing happens to jeo
pardize their educations.
Another incident will al
most surely mean loss of
accredation for the uni
versity. Disaccrediting
Students are nervously
awaiting the annual meet
ing of the Southern Assn.
of Colleges and Schools in
Dallas, Nov. 26-29. A com
mittee has been set up by
that group to study the
Mississippi situation with,
the possibility of disac-'
crediting the university.
Some students haven't
waited around to find out
what will happen in No
vember. They've either
transferred to other
schools or dropped out of
school a semester. Any
one enrolled In a univer
sity at the time it is dis
accredited faces the pos
sibility of starting over as
a freshman if he wishes
to attend an accredited
Most of the students
like the University of Mis
sissippi. They don't want
to leave. But they will if
it m e a n s getting an ac
cepted college degree or
Along with these fears
are mingled memories of
the not so distant riots.
There are a lot of little
things to keep the memo
ries fresh like the bullet
holes near the front door
of the administration
building and the still fre
quent mention of Oxford
by the press.
However, the chief re
minder of the tragedy is
some 500 troops stationed
in and around the cam
pus. The first thing we
saw upon arrival in Ox
ford at 2 a.m. Saturday
was a lone Jeep with
three soldiers parked in
front of the town square.
Students are used
to seeing the troops
around now. The squads
of bayonet-carrying sol
diers constantly guarding
Baxter Hall, Meredith's
dorm, even when he's
gone for the weekend,
don't even rate a sec
ond glance any more.
The troops have always
been resented, and are
just now gaining accep
tance by the student body.
"We were afraid of them
at first," said one sor
ority member. "Bnt then
we had the head of the
guards over to the house
as a guest. We found out
they're just like anyone
Eight hundred of the or
iginal troops were stu
dents at Mississippi col
leges before the riots
broke out. Several boys
were Ole Miss students
one day and guards at
their own school the next.
Despite the nearness of
the tragedy, students
went out of their way to
be friendly last weekend
and didn't seem to re
sent outsiders visiting the
campus. They didn't mind
talking about what had
happened. Many of them
were quick to volunteer
Our hosts pointed out
landmarks of the struggle
and relived some of their
anxious moments. Stu
ents told of the tremen
dous pressure from par
ents during the riots to
drop out of Ole Miss and
enroll elsewhere till it
blew over. "I knew if I
went home," one freshman
told us, "that my par
ents would never let me
come back."
ID's Checked
For days the campus had
teemed with troops. Ev
erywhere students went,
ID's were checked.
Students tried to go back
to their dorm rooms but
couldn't stay because of
lingering tear gas. All
they could do was wan
der around campus.
They were urged to
stay away from trouble
spots. The president of
ATO warned his members
to keep out of the rioting
and threatened disciplina
ry action against anyone
caught at the riots. He
was proud to boast later
that no ATO got involved
in the rioting.
"Throughout the whole
period, we have nothing
but good to say about our
student leaders," said
Dean Thomas Hines, di
rector of Student Activi
ties. One of these students
leaders, Sidna Brower,
editor of the school pa
per, gained national pub
licity for efforts to calm
things down.
Student leaders from
Alabama and Clemson
have called Sidna recent
ly to ask advice in han
dling similar situations
should they arise on their
"We were glad to see
the pep rally go so well
last week," Dean Hines
said. "We were pleased
to see that the situation
has improved to such a
point where normal , ac
tivities can take place.
Party Planned
It hasn't been much of
a year for parties at Ole
Miss. Things are just now
coming back to normal
and one fraternity has
planned an "insurrection
party" this weekend.
Ole Miss is a school
that's struggling to get
back on its feet. It's a
proud school, a school full
of tradition and spirit and
many students seeking a
good education. It has a
long road to travel.
Showhow, after sitting
through an Ole Miss foot
ball game, going to an Ole
Miss student body dance,
and spending two days liv
ing with the students, we
can't help but feel they
will make it. We can still
hear their yell echoing
through Memorial Stadi
um last Saturday:
Hotty-toddy, gosh al
mighty, who in the hell
are we? Flim Flam, Bim
Bam, Ole Miss, by Damn!
Vol. 76, No. 26
The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, October 29, 1962
Candidates Discuss State Issues
News Editor
Students themselves should
actively participate as sales
men for the University, ac
cording to Frank Morrison, in
cumbent democratic can
didate for governor of Ne
braska. Morrison believes that the
students might work very ef
fectively through personal
contact and letters with their
legislators and congressmen.
In this way the University
should be able to increase its
services and programs, Mor
rison noted.
Ever expanding services to
the citizens of the state
through enlargement of
University programs are an
integral part of his aims for
Services the University pro
vides to Nebraskans through
agricultural research, pro
grams of county and exten
sion agencies, contributions
toward industrial growth, and
help on tourism projects are
all part of the portrait of a
growing state which Gov.
Morrison is sketching.
Seeks Opportunity
Hammering away at the
central theme of his cam
paign "the main issue is my
record," Morrison seeks the
opportunity to fill in the
sketch he has already begun
to advance the programs
he has initiated.
Historically, n o governor
who has sought a second
consecutive term has been
denied it since 1930.
"I cannot emphasize too
strongly the necessity of con
tinuing to upgrade the
University," said Morrison,
pointing again to NU'g ,m'
portant role in the over-all
growth of the state.
The University College of
Agriculture is doing some
research work with the state
agriculture department, but
it doesn't have the personnel
and equipment to lead re
search at the present time,
said the Governor.
Research Foundation
"Eventually we want to
have all this done in Nebras
ka," he continued. This is
why the governor helped in
itiate the Nebraska Research
Foundation through the legis
lature. The Foundation, In
which University researchers
would play an increasingly
active part, now suffers only
from a lack of funds from
grants, said Gov. Morrison.
"Many new processes
should be patented so the
state gets revenue from
them," said Morrison, "This
ran snowball and in turn
aupport the institute."
Morrison pointed to a lack
of incentive at the University
as the reason why new proc
cesses can't be patented.
"T h e Nebraska Resources
Institute (Foundation) would
bridge the gap between the
University and private indus
try," he "said.
Criticizes Seaton
Leveling a charge at his
GOP gubernatorial opponent,
Morrison noted that Fred
Seaton was asked and agreed
to serve on the board of
trustees of the Resources
Foundation. "He has served
on the board for about a year
and a half. If he felt the
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University needed mora
money, why didn't he com
municate this desire?" stated
The nuclear research cen
ter at Hallam was cited by
Gov. Morrison as another
area in which the University
can and does contribute to
industrial development in the
Morrison said he had con
tacted Chancellor Hardin for
the possibility of work with
the Hallam Project and the
Atomic Energy Commission
in the field of nuclear re
search. Repeats Policy
The Governor repeated a
statement he has often made
in the past stating, "by con
tinuing the upgrading of the
University, we are attracting
grants of money from outside
sources that will enable us
to rapidly expand our re
search programs. We cannot
afford, under any circum
stances, to curtail our move
ment in this direction."
Morrison expressed the be
lief that the Board of Re
gents, elected by the people,
should lead the governor and
legislature in University Bud
get recommendations.,
"This is their limited spec
ific area of responsibility. So,
philosophically, I give heavy
weight to the recommenda
tions of the Board of Re
gents." Morrison concluded.
Sanford To Talk
At 10 Tomorrow
In Student Union
Dr. Nevitt Sanford, editor
of The American College, will
speak at 10 a.m. tomorrow in
the Student Union ballroom.
His visit is being sponsored
by the union convocations
committee and the research
According to Dr. Gerken of
the University Counseling
Service, the book by Dr. San
ford may Influence patterns
of United States education
for several decades.
Dr. Sanford, who has stud
ied higher education from
many angles feels that edu
cation in America must be
come more liberal and must
place a greater stress on the
development of the total per
sonality of an individual.
Dr. Sanford, director of the
Institute for Study of Human
Problems at Stanford Univer
sity, is visiting the University
as part of the national meet
ing of college and university
Gubernatorial Debate Readies
Student Body for Mock Vote
Gov. Frank Morrison and
Fred Seaton, GOP guberna
torial hopeful, will debate in
the Student Union ballroom
at 3 p.m. today.
Both candidates have
agreed to the following set of
I. Moderators shall be Ex
ecutive Vice Chancellor, A. C,
Breckinridge and Dean Da
vid Dow of the Law College.
2. Each speaker is permit
ted 15 minutes for opening
statements, which shall be
confined to answering written
questions submitted by the
Student Council. The first
speaker shall be decided by
the flip of a coin.
3. Written questions will be
picked up by monitors from
the floor. The questions will
be screened by the modera
tors and then presented to
the candidates.
4. Each speaker is permit
ted five minutes for closing
statements. The speaker who
opened first shall speak last.
First closing statement will
commence at 4:20 p.m.
5. No light or sound of the
proceeding shall be permitted
except in the hands of the
regular public press.
6. The purpose of the dis
cussion is to permit orderly
NU Student
Dies Saturday
After Mishap
Donald Ohme, 19-year-old
University student from
Mitchell, died Saturday morn
ing of injuries received when
the car in which he was rid
ing ran off
the highway
and smashed
i n t o a con-
near Greeley, A
Three Uni
versity s t u
dents travel
i n g with
Ohme were
hospitali zed
at Greeley, Colo. Jerry Miller,
20, of Davenport, suffered a
broken neck, but was report
ed in good spirits and ex
pected to be released soon.
Fred Sweet, 19, Mitchell,
S.D., buffered a ruptured
spleen and pelvis injury. He
had one of his broken legs
set during an operation Sat
urday night.
John Houtchens, 19, Gree
ley, has internal injuries and
a possible concussion.
The four, all members of
Sigma Chi fraternity, intend
ed to stay at the Houtchens'
home and attend the Nebraska-Colorado
game at Boulder.
The funeral for Ohme will
be held at 2 p.m. today
Mitchell, Nebraska.
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discussion of issues by the
two candidates for the edifi
cation of interested students.
No signs or demonstrations
other than reasonable ap
plause will be permitted.
No person is permiedlo
speak unless asked to -do so
by the moderator. Neither
candidate is permitted to in
dulge in personal references
to the other which are not in
keeping with the purpose of
the discussion.
The four questions which
have been submitted by the
student body for the candi
d a t e s' opening statements
Why and how should the
tax base of Nebraska be
How can the University
be built into the outstanding
educational institution of the
What should be the role
and power of the governor of
What other issues do you
feel are relevant in the cam
paign and why?
YcT ST ' n)7 " a a
Mock Election Wednesday
NU Students Will Vote
For Nebraska Posts
University students are scheduled to go to the polls
Wednesday in a mock election to make their choice in the
gubernatorial and congressional races and to vote on the
reapportionment amendment.
Polls will be open in Ag and City Student Unions from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to Student Council
President Don Burt. All students regardless of age, are
eligible to Vote. Student IDs must be shown, Burt said.
The election is being sponsored by Student Council,
Young Republicans and Young Democrats.
Students will vote for either Governor Frank Morrison
or Fred Seaton, GOP candidate, in the gubernatorial race.
In the congressional contest students will vote on the can
didates from the district in which their hometown is lo
cated .
The Congressional candidates and ther districts are:
1st District Ralph Beermann, Republican, Clair Callan,
Democrat, and George Menkin, by petition; 2nd District
Glenn Cunningham, Republican, and Thomas N. Bonner,
Democrat: 3rd DistrictDave Martin, Republican and
John A. Hoffman, Democrat.
The reapportionment amendment (proposed Amend
ment Number 7) reads "Constitutional amendment to pro
vide that in redistricting of the state for legislative pur
poses established lines other than county lines may be fol
lowed and that primary emphasis shall be given to popu
lation with prescribed weight being given to area."
Burt pointed out that students will only make one
choice in mock election voting in contrast to three choices
in the homecoming elections taking place simultaneously.
(Editor's Note: The two stories appear
Inr in today's paper are a result of
special Interviews by the Nebraskan of
both candidates. These stories deal pri
marily with the candidates' approach to
the University and its budget. However,
tbe reader should understand that the
candidates were interviewed on a broad
base of Nebraska subjects. Further stories
concerning the policies of the two candi
dates will be carried later this week
by the Nebraskan.
The most effective place
for students to work for their
University is in their home
communities, recommended
Fred Seaton, GOP guberna
torial candidate.
"The basic authority is
from the people, therefore,
the most effective place to
work is with the people. Those
of us who really believe in
the University must keep
fighting for it" Seaton ex
plained. ,.
"I have never been aware
of a situation, he said, "where
the people were informed,
when they did not act."
Nebraska must develop a
system of over-all state bud
getary priorities with the Uni
versity in the top group, said
Seaton, commenting on anoth
er of his views.
Necessary Projects
The 52-year-old former Sec
retary of the Interior said
that a governor needs to re
alize what projects are neces
sary to the development of
the state and should place
them in the order of their
"It is the governor who
makes the state he must be
the catalyst in starting pro
grams which will benefit the
state's development," he not
ed. Pointing out that the cost
of state government totaled
19 million dollars last year,
the quiet-mannered, Seaton
said, "I don't equate all pro
gress with sheer expenditure
of government funds."
"We will find the money
for things that are necessary
to do, if we take the people
into our confidence," he re
marked. Support Budget Increase
Seaton said that if he is
elected governor he plans to
vigorously support a budget
increase for the University
which will not only maintain
its present standards, but
which will make a substantial
expansion possible.
"When a governor explains
with logic and facts his pro
gram to the people then he
will have public support," he
"Seaton's view of the bud
get problem includes a desire
for fast action. "We've got
to get at it right away!" he
The three areas which need
"beefing up" at the Univer
sity are faculty salaries,
classroom space, and the
graduate and research facil
ities, according to the Repub
lican candidate.
Fullest Capacity
At present, Seaton said, we
don't need any extra class
rooms, but we need to see
that the rooms we have are
being used to fullest capacity
and advantage.'
"I don't buy Gov. Morri
son's statment," said Seaton,
"that it's not up to the gov
ernor to recommend the tax
structure, that it's only for
him to sit by and wait, then
spend wisely as he can the
"In the last 15 years, only
L ZL.,r .,
two governors failed to ob
tain legislative approval for
the money they requested for
the University. In that same
time, several got more than
they asked for. 'One was Vic
tor Anderson, who missed by
1.7 per cent, and the other
was Morrison who missed by
more than one million dol
lars," said his gubernatorial
The influence of the Board
of Regents on the governor
and the legislature concern
ing the University's budget
varies with the makeup of
the administrative and legis
lative bodies, explained Sea
ton. "If I am elected, their
recommendations will be very
important," he added.
Queen Elections
Set Wednesday
Elections for Homecom
ing Queen and her two at
tendants will be held from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
at both Ag and City Student
Each voter must vote for
three of the ten finalists for
Homecoming Queen or the
ballots will be declared in
valid. The ten finalists will be
presented on the Joe Martin
show, KOLN-TV (channel
10). Five will appear from
10:25-11:30 tonight and five
at the same time tomorrow
Homecoming elections are
sponsored by Tassels.
Council Requests
Updated Forms
Student organization regis
tration forms must be submit
ted to the Student Counci' of
fice by Thursday. The follow
ing organizations have not
turned in up-to-date student
o r g a n i z ation registration
Town Club, Alpha Phi Omega, A
tocktion of Pre-Med Tacbncloaiats. Phi
Chi Theta, Phi Lambda Upstlon, Phi
Mu Alpha, Pi Slsms Alpha, Y duns' Re
publicans, Alphs Zeta.
American Instlluta of Architects,
American Instlluta of Chemical ICnsI
neera. Block and Pridle Club, Cadenca
Countesses. Delta Phi Alpha. Delia Mi
ma Delta, Innocents, Jr. American Dental
Assoc tation.
Koamet Klub. Mu Kpsllon Nu, Om.
cron Nu. Orrhasla, Perehlng Rule,
Phalanx, Phi Mu Kpallon.
RAM. Khn Chi, Kisina Delta Oil. U
of N Council on RWki.hi, V of N Stu
dent Education AsumlnUon, Vanity Dalir
Club, Women's Hrslurnea AhauclaUiiii,
XI Pal Phi. Battalion Hacreatum Council.
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