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Wednesday, October 31, 1962
MONROE DOCTRINE . . .
Useless In Cuban Crisis
Significantly absent in President Ken
nedy's scathing speech to the nation Oct.
22 on the Russian arms buildup of Cas
tro's Cuba and in all of the subsequent
discussion by officials of this country was
any mention of our Monroe Doctrine.
Among "unofficial" people of this na
tion (known as citizens) there is rarely
a mention of Cuba these days without ac
companying remarks concerning the fa
mous, but dusty, Doctrine set down by
President James Monroe with the help
of John Quincy Adams. Why then, if the
public considers it so important, the dele
tion in Kennedy's speech and official de
bate on a resolution which seems so rele
vant to the subject?
What many of us tend to forget is
that the Monroe Doctrine is a two-pronged
statement of relations between "Europe
and the Western hemisphere. Significant
ly, it is much more than a document
unilaterally demanding that European
powers not "extend their political sys
tems" into this hemisphere.
Two provisions of the Monroe Doc
trine, usually forgotten or overlooked,
prohibited the employment of the doctrine
in Russia's interference in Cuba. Cer
tainly, Russia has not overlooked or for
gotten the two-fold nature of the docu
ment. One of these provisions asserts that
the policy of the United States is "not
to interfere in the international concerns
of its (Europe's) powers."
Secondly, the Doctrine states that re
garding European countries "our policy
remains ... to consider the government
de facto as the legislative government
Thus, the Monroe Doctrine is ren
dered useless in regards to the Cuban cri
sis. Kennedy wisely refrained from men
tioning or injecting one part of the docu
ment with possible repercussions regard
ing other aspects of the agreement.
Be She Greek or .Independent
Who do you want to be Homecoming
Do you want one of the Greek repre
sentatives to be elected? ... an inde
pendent? ... or the coed that will be the
best representative of our University
coed's charm and beauty be she Greek or
It really does not make any differ
ence to us. What matters is that you
If you really feel that a Greek should
be Queen, then you are going to have to
vote for a candidate from a Greek house.
Do not leave it up to the other Greeks
to get her elected. If you do, an inde
pendent will ' end up as Homecoming
If an Independent is your choice for
Queen, she will need your vote. Whether
it is admitted or not there is a great
deal of competition between Greek and
independents to get their representative
elected Queen. In the past two years the
Homecoming Queen has been chosen from
among the independent candidates. This
was due to the fact that the independ
ents showed more spirit and interest in
the election and the Greeks, especially
the men, have taken a more apathetical
attitude towards it.
If the thought of voting for a Queen
for the reason that she is either an in
dependent or a Greek revolts you as it
does us, then it will take your vote for
the coed best qualified through charm
and beauty to insure that our Homecom
ing Queen is a true representative.
In other words, the key to this whole
election is your vote for your candidate.
Without it, she will lose. If you do not
care to vote for any of a number of rea
sons, please do us a favor and transfer
to another University.
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by Charles a. peek
The story Is told that when Ted Sorenson was to
speak in McCook, President Kennedy asked him where
that was. Sorenson replied that it was in the Republican
Valley. The President is said to have answered, "It
The people in that part of the state are proud of
their belief in .the free enterprise system and of their
belief that the individual should do for himself and not
expect a central government to do for him. And they
are proud of Dave Martin for upholding those beliefs
in the Congress of the United States.
Now, how has Congressman Martin stood on some
of the New Deal, Fair Deal, New Frontier bills which
have come before Congress during his term in office?
President Kennedy urged the passage of an educa
tion bill which provided for federal aid to education
with the purpose of expanding our school building pro
grams, increasing teachers' salaries, and expanding
school facilities at a specific rate. When all the facts
were known all of these areas were already expanding
at a faster rate under the status quo than was called
for by the Kennedy legislation. Dave Martin was against
Secretary Freeman brought forth his agriculture
bill which in its original form called for jail sentences
for farmers who willingly or unwillingly planted over
their allotment. Even in that form, it was praised by
certain Nebraskan Democratic political leaders whom
I suppose would be called dynamic, and progressive by
their party. Dave Martin was against that bill.
Dave Martin's role in the Congress has not, how
ever, been purely one of loyal opposition. He initiated
the movement to include labor unions under the juris
diction of the anti-trust laws.
His feeling on the matter is that it is unfair to put
American business under restrictions from which Amer
ican labor is exempt. An important side note to this
issue is that because of his stand he did not receive
the endorsement of COPE, the Committee on Political
Education of the AFL-CIO. Congressman Martin does
not do things for political expediency. He does what he
believes to be right.
Further, Congressman Martin believes in curtailing
the large federal spending programs, stopping any fur
ther federal medicare programs, and eliminating the
waste in the foreign aid programs.
For his qualifications Martin offers 25 years of busi
ness experience in Kearney, five years as State Chair
man of the Republican Party, membership in the House
Committee on Education and Labor, and a term in
by gary thompson
One of the most vigorous campaigners of this elec
tion is the Democratic candidate for Congress from
the Third District, John Hoffman. In the geographical
ly massive Third District, Hoffman has conducted a
lively, personal campaign to unseat Republican incum
bent Dave Martin.
The issues upon which the campaign are based in
this race are similar to the other congressional races.
On the one hand is the Republican incumbent who has
a strong conservative voting record during his tenure
in the House, while his Democratic opponent professes
a desire to represent the Interests of Nebraska by co
operating with the national administration in its prog
Martin voted against almost all of the legislation
which came before the House. Included in these bills
were the Peace Corps, the farm bill, a minimum wage
bill, and increased appropriations for space explora
tion. The incumbent stands on his record.
Now we must ask ourselves if this is the type of
record which we as Nebraskans want in the House. It
is the Democratic candidate's contention that we do
not wish to be so out of tune with the rest of the na
tion, for most of these bills were passed, many with
Hoffman does not question the sincerity or integrity
of his opponent. Only his record and his promises to
continue that record if he is returned are questioned.
The Democrat contends that Martin has failed to repre
sent the true interests and character of the state. The
Third District now ironically includes the home of the
late George Norris who was noted for his progressive
ideas and his dynamic leadership in implementing them.
Hoffman contends that the spirit of Norris is repre
sentative of the views of the constituents in the Dis
trict. That the present representative Is far out of line ,
with these views is obvious. His record, not his per
sonal character, has shown this to be true. (His person
al integrity, I repeat, is not in question.)
The incumbent stands on his record. The only ques
tion in this election is whether that record is in tune
with the times and warrants his return to Washington.
This is in doubt especially when there is an opportunity
to replace him with a young, dynamic individual who
possesses the pioneer spirit of George Norris.
If the constituents of the Third District wish to re
tain their reputation of progress, John Hoffman will
be sent to Congress, and Dave Martin's record will dim
into the past.
a jaundice eye
by susan Stanley
"Do Something, Mat!" opened last night in the
Arena Theater, leaving an audience pondering, if not
downright confused. If you have to disguise yourself as
one of the actors the seats are free, but must be re
servedget there on Wednesday or Thursday night and
Written by a Turkish journalist, Aziz Nesis, the al
legory concerns man's debt to and place in history.
The plot centers around the frenzy of one individual to
"do something new!" in order to earn his place in life.
In Nesin's world, all "insiders" who have stopped grow
ing must prove themselves worthy of even their physi
cal heritage. .
But Mat if; 22. He has done nothing since his matu
ration, except chew gum and swing his legs. There is
an angry mob outside the mob which devours those
do-nothings who are too cowardly to kill themselves.
When the Doctor (a vengeful, God-type, perhaps
the conscience of the insiders) arrives to judge Mat,
he reveals that Mat has done something; he defaces
walls with his blue crayon. Hurrah. He is the first art
ist, or something like this ... he seeks immortality
not through sitting on a flagpole like the others, but
by sacrificing himself to the mob for their judgement.
English majors will have a field day with "Do
Something, Mat!" I counted at least three levels of
meaning. Others in the audience will be stimulated by
the very novelty of it. Set in a theater-in-the-round,
with all exits blocked, voices surrounding all sides,
each member of the audience has the distinct feeling
that he is alone, a part of the play, caught inextrica
bly in the web of circumstances which surround Mat.
(Don't worry there's a 15-minute intermission for a re
turn to the world of Pall Mall and Bubble-Up). I won't
spoil it by revealing the ending.
One of the strong points of the production is that
from the beginning, the audience doesn't think: "this
is a play, nice play, aren't the actors doing nice jobs?"
Drew Wolvin as Mat is more than very good; he
is convincing by terms as a petulant young man, a
lover, and as he finally, distraught, realizes that he
does want to live.
Marolyn McDiarmid is beautiful and gracious as
Mat's mother, Ri. Phil Boroff fills in as Kneck, the fa
ther, and does well. Jane Boroff as Keer, Mat's fian
cee, never quite reaches the level of poipancy she
might have. Steve Abbott is both touching and skillful
as Shirr, Mat's grandfather, who strains to keep living,
even though he is about to come unglued at the age
of 270 or so. Mary Teale is a delight as Kinata, a maid
thrust into the household without the ability to grasp
From time to time, the crowd, which progresses
from murmuring to screaming outside the house, comes
to the window in the ghostly and ghastly face of Sar
mite Tupe. John Guinty, as the Doctor, is a nastily soft
voiced cross between Noel Coward and Nero. Mat's
dead brother (remembered by his parents by a statue
of his leg only his leg in soccer uniform) is well
played by Danny Pomerantz.
Go see "Do Something, Mat!" for an experience
you may never have again.
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