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Thursday, February 28, 1963
Students Lose
I'Pen Pal' Wanted
Council Defeats Mot's si
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
Irttcr was liven to the Dally Ne
braakan by Harry L. Weaver. Unl
vrrflty Foreign Student Office.
OKAY, KIDDIES, now you've done
For the p.t year and tt half you've
yelled about having to stand outside of
Burnett and Social Science buildings in
sub-zero weather while waiting to get in
to class.
SO YOU'VE done what any young
citizen in a democracy would do you
talked to your representatives on Stu
dent Council and asked them to do some
thing about the situation.
. Then, because of the general opinion
of the student body that something should
be done, Student Council appointed a
committee to study the situation and pre
sent possible solutions.
BILL DUNKLAU and .his committee
tried "trial runs" of three different solu
tions for regulating student traffic in
Burnett. At first these solutions worked,
but each time University students FOR
GOT, and down the "up" stairs they
Yesterday, Council defeated a motion
by Dunklau that Council establish a one
way system in Burnett Hall to save each
student a few minutes between classes.
If s Everybody's Problem . . .
Yours Too!
. by tony rodriquez
I just received a letter from the Cuban Student Directorate which I consider to be
of general interest, and I have decided to make it public.
This letter is addressed especially to those people who think that Cubans turn their I
backs and rely on the actions of the U.S. government instead of facing their own prob-
Cubans DO face the situation and ARE fighting for their freedom in their every-
day life, and I can assure you that the fight will never be given up. .
One more brief comment: There is a photographic exposition being shown around
the country. It shows the Cuba of today and what Communism has made of it. The ex-
position will soon be in Lincoln and everybody will be invited and urged to view it. I
Also, if you wish to know more about the fight against Communism in Cuba, car-
lied out by the Cuban Student Directorate, please write to P.O.-Box 3985, Bethany Sta-
tion, Lincoln, 5. ' s
Following is the letter which is addressed to YOU Mr. American Citizen: i
"As soon as you receive
this personal letter you
will wonder why it is we
write to you, when per
haps, you think you don't
know us and, further
more, that our problem
is not your problem. You
see, Communism has
made our problem every
body's problem, and so,
it is your problem too.
"Although we have been
neighbors for several cen
turies now, and Ameri
can troops landed in Cuba
in 1898 to help us win
our Freedom, you had
probably forgotten us un
til Mr. Kennedy informed
you last October 22, about
the offensive military
bases the Russians were
building in our Country.
"Our Country is barely
43,400 square miles and
the population is a little
over six million inhabi
tants. Nevertheless, in
that tiny spot, just 90
miles off your southeast
ern shores, international
Communism still has a
powerful military base
with over 18,000 first
class Russian troops, mis
siles and launching sites,
submarine installations'
and a center of espionage
and political agitation.
"It is a fact that after
.the October crisis the
Russians shipped out of
Cuba around 42 missiles
and the IL-28 atomic
bombers, but it is also a
fact, that they still have
missiles and underground
launching pads, subma
rines and troops, plus the
300,000 strong local mili
tia, and Castro's MIG
fighter, tanks, artillery
and heavy armament.
"During the past years
we have suffered a great
deal. Many of our men
Dave been executed by
the Communist regime,
over 93,485 crowd the
Castro dungeons, and
over 500,000 have fled the
Island to avoid arrest,
imprisonment or death.
"Our prosperous econo
my of previous years that
made as one of the lead
ing countries of Latin
America and a fantastic
market for American
cars, television sets, ra
dios, refrigerators and
many other products has
been completely de
stroyed. The only prod
nets being imported to
day are Soviet-made or
produced by some Rus
sian satellite. Io exchange
for that they have taken
all the American-owned
industries and properties
and ail our private enter
prises too. But, most for
tunately, they have tak
en away our Freedom.
"Our children have
been taken away from
cur homes and are sub
mitted to constant Marx
ist indoctrination. Chil
dren being raised without
God, without the knowl
edge of their rights and
without the practice of a
political Democracy. Ev
eryday that goes by is
one more day for them
of life under Commu
nism, and we ask our
selves: How will we re
gain those juvenile minds
which actually are being
"Our family has been
divided because our sons
and daughters have been
sent far from home to re
ceive lessons on Commu
nism and our wives have
been sent to work in the
fields, in the factories
and to attend indoctrina
tion classes and incorpo
rate themselves to the
"Our men have been,
and still are, under a
great strain and suffer
ing. They have to work
in state-owned companies
and enterprises. They
have to live under the
constant surveillance of
the feared "G-2", Castro's
political police. They have
to worry about the terri
ble conditions under
which their families have
to live: starvation, pov
erty, misery and ideologic
and political tyranny.
"And that is our situa
tion. But we have not sur
rendered and we shall
not surrender! Our peo
ple are strong and they
have undertaken the task
of our Liberation, and
our youth, organized
through the Cuban Stu
dent Directorate, are the
spearhead of our struggle.
"They have fought the
Communist regime open
ly since 1959 and 1960,
and, when the Russians
took direct control of our
Country, the Cuban Stu
dent Directorate was born
in the underground.
"From that day on, the
young men and women of
the Directorate have de
voted themselves to fight
for our Freedom. Many
have been executed and
many are Imprisoned in
the Communist jails. Sev
eral groups have gone to
the hills in different sec
tions of Cuba, and are
actually giving the Red
Militia a hard time fight
ing in small bands, trained
in guerrilla warfare. Oth
ers belong to the hard
hitting cells of the under
ground in the cities, in
which they print propa
ganda, gather intelligence
reports and perform sab
otages. "The Cuban Student Di
rectorate was the first or
ganization to supply in-'
formation about the So
viet build-up in Cuba and
to inform the American
WHY WAS it defeated Simply be
cause the students are too lazy or don't
want to rollow simple directions written
in a clear understandable language?
To rationalize their disregard of the
proposed system students will ask each
other why Council doesn't enlarge the
DUNKLAU HAS already looked into
this solution and reported that the north
door of Social Science can't be enlarged
due to the structure of the building. The
east and west doors of Burnett can be
enlarged if the air conditioning is taken
out as the air conditioning ducts run to
one side of the doors.
Students scream, "Why doesn't coun
cil do something?
COUNCIL DOES something that nec
essitates ONLY the- students' ability to
read and think, but the students can't
follow directions.
The act of student government has
to be a reciprocal process. Council can't
take students by the hand and lead them
up the right stairs!
public with details of the
missiles, the location of
the sites, the number of
planes and the subma- I
rine bases.
"The Cuban Student Di- I
rectorate Special Services
Group was the one that
shelled Havana last Au-
gust, sailing from an un-
disclosed base, not in the
U.S.A. 1
"The Cuban Student Di-
rectorate is supplying to- s
day more information
about the Soviet military
offensive weapons still
stored in our Country, the
soldiers, and the subma-
"And, the Cuban Stu-
dent Directorate is t h e i
one, that today, in this
letter, on behalf of us, I
the Enslaved People of
, to you.
"We make this plea to I
you because you have
proven to be generous ,
and understanding in the
past. Your capacity to
help people in need has
been proven again and
again in your history.
Your Country, the pow-
erful leader of the Free
Nations of the World to-
day, was built by refugees
who came from Europe
looking for liberty, free-
enterprise and freedom
and justice for all.
"The American Govern-
ment has given us refuge
and their political and
moral support, but the
complex international sit-
uation has made it im-
possible for them, as the
USA government, to sup-
port us materially with
money, equipment or I
American troops, and that
Is why we appeal to you.
"You are an American
citizen, an individual, a I
person who makes this
Country what it is, a
member of a Democrat-
ic society. And you de-
fend the rights conse-
crated in your Declara- I
tion of Independence f-nd
your Constitution and we
know we can depend on I
You are sympathetic
with our cause, you un- 1
derstand our suffering,
you despise oppression
and tyranny, and you are
well aware that today,
just 90 miles off y o u r
shores, the Kremlin has
built an offensive base I
which can strike you in a
the back at any time and
so your cities and towns
are targets, for the first I
time in your history, for I
the most destructive I
weapons mankind has
ever built.
Please don't forget us.
Don't permit a Russian I
military and political base
90 miles away. Don't let
us live forever under
Communism. Protect
America: Help us Free s
Cuba!" I
I am a far away Brazil
ian student and I would
be very gratetul if you
would introduce me to
some students in the
U.S.A. by publishing this
letter at your University.
I am very much in
terested in securing cor
respondents in the U.S.A.
and I am also interested
in the exchange of ideas
which might in any way
promote better feelings
between our respective
I am studying English,
hoping to be able to do
justice to this beautiful
language. I have a great
love for the English
tongue which I speak and
write to a certain degree.
I should like to know
more about American
people's activities, as it
would help all of us to
have a better understand
ing of each other's cus
toms, legends, and so
I hope this will be the
starting point in strength
ening our heartfelt friend
ship. Thanking you in ad
vance for your very kind '
consideration, I remain,
Caixa Postal, 362
Porto Alegre
Rio Grande do Sul
From the
I Hark! Hark!
What this campus truly
needs is more honor for
its coeds in the field of
beauty queens, other roy
alty and "Misses."
After all, at the present
time, there is such a lim
ited number.
We only have the May
Queen, Homecoming
Queen, Activities Queen,
Rodeo Queen, Pork
Queen, Independnet
Queen, Junior IFC Queen,
Ivy Day Queen, Cornhus
ker Beauty Queens and
Dairy Queen.
And let's not forget the
Honorary Commandant,
Miss Navy, Miss Air
Force, Miss Army, Miss
Derby Day, Miss E-Week,
Miss Sadie Hawkins, Miss
Quarterback, Miss Wheat
Heart, Miss Wool, Miss
Cherry Blossom, Nebraska
Sweetheart, Ideal Coed,
Best Dressed Coed . . .
This "partial" listing is
by no means exhaustable,
only limited by the time
in which this writer had
to do research on the ti
tles. Please, ladies, no of
fense to those left out.
Really, though, this
campus hasn't begun to
think of new titles for its
clammering - to - be - rec
ognized, corn-fed beauties.
To set the imagination
working, here are some
possible new titles, the
candidates qualifications,
and the organization most
qualified to sponsor such
"Miss" contests:
sponsored by the
Student Council traffic
flow committee for coeds
who can't read or follow
directions and whose pri
mary reason for getting a
higher education is to
"get a man."
Sponsored by the admin
istration for those most
fortunate girls who are al
lowed to drop a course be
cause they are "forced
to labor or are suffering
from a heart ailment."
3) "MISS-FIT" - spon
sored by The Daily Ne
braskan for the calm,
cool, clever, cutie coed
who can write a more ab
surd headline than "The
Frantic Females Fumble
in Fretful, Fervent Form
at Friday's Coed Follies."
(Ugh, no comment need
ed). 4) "MISS- CONCEP
TION" sponsored by the
IFC for the Panhell rep
resentative who can best
tell the IFC who leads
Panhell, how much legis
lative control the girls
have and if the girls of
Panhell are afraid of pres
sure groups if they try to
5) "M I S S-FIRE" -sponsored
by the basket
ball team in commemor
rlf i-wk wMm-?
by george a. peterson
ation of Coach Bush. She
is to be a nine-year senior
and must have a perfect
losing record no dates
during her days of higher
6) "M I S S-TRUST" -sponsored
by AWS for the
top ten girls who have the
most campuses for getting
late minutes.
However, the beauty
contest I would like most
to see started and that I
would support with great
vigor would be the "Non
Beauty Queen of 1963."
The only qualification the
coed would need is that
never before in her col
lege days had she been
named as a q-een or
There is a problem with
this one lonely qualifica
tion ... on this campus it
would be hard to find any
qualified candidates.
This in no way dampens
my enthusiasm for such a
beauty contest, for I am
certain that somewhere on
this campus there must be
at least one girl who
would qualify. If there is
only one candidate, then
fine. She wins. At any
rate, she should be recog
nized for her unique dis
tinction. In closing let me make
this observation. There
are those critics of this
column who feel this
writer (and J quote)
"should be well-versed in
his subject before he at
tempts to write about it"
and that if one doesn't be
long to the "system", he
shouldn't criticize it.
So, dear, readers, I
warn you. I really am
not q u a 1 i f i e d to write
about beauty queens. I've
never been one, that's
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(.Author of "I
As was pointed out last week, one would think that with all
the progress we have made in the education game, something
might have been done by now about roommates. But no. The
roommate picture has not brightened one bit since Ethan
Goodpimple founded the first American college.
(Contrary to popular belief, Harvard was not the first. Mr.
Goodpimple started his institution some 75 years earlier. And
quite an institution it was, let me tell you! Mr. Goodpimple
built schools of liberal arts, fine arts, dentistry, and tanning.
He built a lacrosse stadium that seated 102,000. Everywhere
on campus was emblazoned the stirring Latin motto CAVE
MUSSI "Watch out for moose." The student union contained
a bowling alley, a clock, and a 16-chair barber shop.
(It was this last feature the barber shop that, alas,
brought Mr. Goodpimpld's college to an early end. The student
body, being drawn from the nearby countryside, was composed
chiefly of Pequots r-nd Iroquois who, alas, had no need of a
barber shop. They braid their hair instead of cutting it, and aa
for shaving, they don't. The barter, Tremblatt Follicle by name,
grew so depressed staring all the time at 16 empty chairs that
one day his mind finally gave way. Seizing his vibrator, he ran
outside and shook the entire campus till it crumbled to dust.
This later became known as Pickett's Charge.) .
But I digress. We were discussing ways for you and your
roommate to stop hating each other. This is admittedly diffi
cult but not impossible if you will both bend a bit, give a little.
I remember, for example, my own college days (Berlitz, '08).
My roommate was, I think you will allow, even less agreeable
than, most. He was a Tibetan named Ringading whose native
customs, while indisputably colorful, were not entirely endear
ing. Murk you, I didn't mind so much the gong he struck on
the hour or the string of firecrackers he set off on the half-hour.
I didn't even mind his singeing chicken feathers every dusk and
daybreak. What I did mind was that he singed them in my hat
To be fair, he was not totally taken with some of my habite
either-esjiecially my hobby of collecting water. I had no jare
at the time and just had to stack the water any-old-where.
Well siis things grew steadily cooler between Ringading and
nie, and they might have gotten actually ugly had weiiot each
happened to receive a package from home one day. Rmgadinj
opened his package, paused, smiled shyly at me, and offered
me a gift.
"Thank you," I said. "What is it?"
"Yak butter," he said. "You put it in your hair. In Tibetan
we call it gree tee kidstuff."
"Well now, that's mighty friendly," I said and offered him a
8 ,,JPm,mr Pge. "Now you must have one of mine."
Tjutnk you," he said. "What is this called?"
Marlboro Cigarettes," I said and held a match for him.
He puffed. "Wow !" he said. "This sure beats chicken feathers !"
Marlboro yU C0U'd name'" 1 8aid' li8htinK my own
And as we sat together and enjoyed that fine flavorful
Marlboro tobacco, that pure white Marlboro filter, a glow of
good fellowship came over us-a srene conviction that no
quarrels exist between men that wili not yield to the warmtb if
honest good will I am proud to sav that Ringadif. and ! -e-main
friends to this day, and we exchange cards eac&TChristmas
and eatm t ourth of July, firecrackers.' ib m bu
f orever you or hour roommate may be-on any camput
mm b f i T" r hamlet in an "tale f the Vnion-Vou
rfiiV a-, ;r""!ro at Vur favorite tobacco counter tot'
pack or flip top box.
Wat a Tem-agt Dwarf", "The Many
Loves of Dobie Giltit", etc.)