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Will Prout
Reschedule
NU Visit?
RAM Asks For
Alternate Time
Due to the "accusations of
Time and Newsweek maga
zines" G. Clifford Prout,
president of the Society for
Indecency to Animals (SINA),
is being hounded by report
ers and has to cancel 20 to
30 appearances on campuses
across the country, accord
ing to SINA vice-president
Bruce Spencer.
Spencer made the state
ment in a telephone conver
sation with Bill Dunklau, rep
resenting the Residence As
sociation for Men (RAM),
Friday morning in the cli
max of Dunklau s search tor
Prout.
RAM has decided to spon
sor Prout In an all Univer
sity convocation if and when
it can get SINA to confirm a
date.
According to Spencer pho
tographers have been sta
tioned outside Prout's New
York residence. "This is real
ly a headache," he said. "I
don't know why they're pay
ing so much attention. It's as
if we were marching on
Washington or blockading Cu
ba." Among the college appear
ances cancelled were those at
Dartmouth, Wellesley. Cam
bridge and Harvard. Because
of all the recent publicity it
will be impossible for Prout
to make any appearances
for at least 10 days, Spencer
said.
Last week Time and News
week carried stories saying
that G. Clifford Prout was
actually Henry Zuckerman of
New York who was a one
time stand up comedian and
who is now gag-writer for
Garry Moore under the name
of Buck Henry.
Sunday afternoon Spencer
told Dunklau that Prout was
scheduled to be in New York
Sundav evening and that
they would together resched
ule, the cancelled appear
ance at the University. He
said he would send RAM a
night letter tonight concern
ing the NU appearance.
Dunklau sent SINA the fol
lowing letter Sunday:
Attention: Mr. G. Clifford
Prout and Mr. Bruce Spenc
er. Gentlemen:
As Mr. Spencer requested
in our Sunday afternoon tele
nhnnp conversation. I am
sending you the five Daily
Nebraskan articles and the
one -' short editorial about
SINA, Mr. Prout's scheduled
appearance and its cancella
tion.
These clippings should in
dicate to you the extent of
your publicity on the Univer
sity of Nebraska campus
not only of your program in
general, but of specific news
releases you have sent the
Nebraskan, of our efforts to
bring you here, and of their
apparent failure.
However, we hope the failure-was
only apparent taht
only the date has 'changed.
In hope of this I suggest a
4 p,m. Monday, March 25,
appearance of Mr. Prout on
this campus.
I will expect a telegram by j
Tuesday noon I hope in'
confirmation of this date. I
"There is a violence of spirit, mind and heart, and
from this kind, recovery is rare," said Mrs. Hazel Bran
non Smith, crusading editor and publisher of four Missis
sippi newspapers.
Speaking at the annual Theta Sigma ' Phi Matrix
banquet, Mrs. Smith, in her slow southern drawl, told
journalists of her 25 years as a dynamic promoter of
human rights.
She explained that the White Citizens Council, or
ganized in 1954, avows non-violence, but she said that the
mental violence it wields creates wounds that never heal.
The Citizens Council was organized as the white
man's answer to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling stating
that a child could not be denied admission to a school
on the basis of his color, she said.
Although the ruling didn't say the schools had to in
tegrate, all the southern people could see was that
their white children would be forced to go to school with
Negroes, she continued. They thought that if the schools had
held up this long, they would never be faced with the inte
gration problem.
The Citizens Council thought that with economic
pressure, it could force the schools to remain segregated.
This is still their objective, Mrs. Smith said. .
The pressure was directed against the Negro sup
porters of integration because the Citizens Council never
Vol. 76, No. 83
Cancer Specialist
Will Address NU
Jerry Lilly Jr., M.D., specialist in cancer surgery and
cancer diagnosis, will speak on the University campus April
4, according to Tom Schwenke, Union Talks and Topics
chairman.
Lilly will speak on the control of cancer through regular
physical examinations. He has recently addressed many lay
and professional groups on this topic.
"Lilly wishes to have questions of University students
sent to him in advance," said Schwenke, "so questions
should be left in the Union program Office as soon as pos
sible." In 1954, Lilly addressed the 6th International Cancer
Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was the American dele
gate to the 8th International Cancer Congress in Moscow in
1962, along with three University professors. Dr. Donald
Waggener, Dr. Donald Pace and Dr. Norman Cromwell,
Cancer Death Rates
Higher For Smokers
Annual lung cancer death
rates were ten times as high
among regular smokers as
among non-smokers, accord
ing to a recent study conduct
ed by the American Cancer
Society.
The Society conducted a
massive four-year study of
men between 50-70 years.
Men who stopped smoking
had a lower death rate than
those who continued. Those
who smoked a pack or more
Morgan Schedules Tryouts
For Shakespearean Comedy
Seventeen major roles are
available in this year's last
Shakespearean production,
"Much Ado About Nothing,"
according to Dr. William Mor
gan of University Theater.
There are eleven major
male ro'es to be cast and
six female roles, he said.
Many more minor support
ing roles for the play will
be cast this .week. It will go
into rehearsal March 25th and
the production will be given
May 15 through May 18.
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WIND DAMAGE Saturday
on campus. The TV antenna
house.
i a day but who had given up
smoking for at least one year
had a death rate less than
half of those who continued
smoking.
The lung cancer death rate
of pipe and cigar smokers
was much lower, according
to the study.
Most scientists believe the
decrease of the intake of tar
reduces the risk of lung can
cer, said the report.
Readings for parts in the
comedy of manners will be
held this week as follows:
Today, 7 to 10 p.m., 201
Temple Building.
Tomorrow 7 to 10 p.m.,
201 Temple Building.
Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m.
and 7 to 10 p.m., 201 Temple
Building.
Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., 201
Temple Building.
Friday 2 to 5 p.m. and
7 to 10 p.m., 201 Temple
Building.
defy
Night
night winds played havoc with houses and other structures
and several window panes were damaged at the Theta XI
dreamed some white Mississippians wouldn't go along
with its ideas.
Their plan was to instill a fear in the Negros'
hearts in order to keep them in their places, she said.
A representative of the Citizens Council in Holmes Coun
ty, where two of her newspapers are located, visited Mrs.
Smith to explain the Council's plan. Mrs. Smith said that
it wouldn't work, it wasn't right, and it would create an at
mosphere of fear. "This fear is not good for anybody and I
refused to go along with it," she continued.
In two years the movement had spread to Louisiana
and Alabama.
"My husband was fired from his job as adminis
trator of the hospital despite complete backing of the
medical staff. He is now working with me in the news
paper office," Mrs. Smith said.
"The Citizens Council then tried to get businessmen
to stop advertising, but since I was the only advertising
outlet, this worked only moderately well," she explained.
The next step was an attempt to bring in a radio station
to provide advertising means for the businessmen and
then they started a paper to rival the 125-year-old institution,
she edits.
"I have been tpld by friends that if I had children
they would have used them to silence me," said the
editor. A cross was also burned on her lawn by high
school boys.
The Daily
Morrison
Must OK
Liquor Bill
Legislative Bill 109 passed
Friday. The bill which in
creases the fines levied on
those connected with liquor
violations, will go into effect
on July 1, if it is signed by
the governor.
The fines which will then go
into effect are: Any minor
caught in possession ol alco
holic beverages will be fined
a minimum of $100 and a
maximum of $250 ' ,
Any minor attempting to
purchase liquor by using a
falsified ID card will accrue
both the fine and a mandatory
jail sentence of from three to
five days.
Adults who purchase liquor
for minors will be fined $500
and will be jailed for 15 days.
AF Dance
Is Slated
For Friday
The Annual Air Force Ball
will be held Friday from 6
12 p.m., at the Lincoln Air
Force Officers Club, accord
ing to Terry Miller, Com
mander. Tickets are now on
sale for $7 per couple, which
includes dinner and dancing.
The Bobby Layne Orchestra
will provide music for the
dance. At the program be
tween the the dinner and
dance the Little Colonel and
Air Force Queen will be pre
sented. Graduation sets will be pre
sented to senior ex-officers of
Arnold Air Society at this
time, as will Air Officer
Guides to senior cadets with
outstanding attendence at Ar
nold Air Society meetings.
Tickets are available from
any Arnold Air Society mem
ber or they may be purchased
in the Drill Hall of Military
and Naval Science building
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every
day.
Wmdls
Nebraskan
natots To Decide
Possibility
n Stat ewide Basis
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of a series on Educational Television
In Nebraska. A permanent statewide
ETV network for the state is now In
the balance because of a history-making-
decision by the Federal Communi
cations Commission last November.
This article and the following were
prepared for the Nebraska State Com
mittee on Educational Television and
released with the cooperation of tbe
Nebraska state Press Association.
The baby was only one
year old when the Univer
sity's KUON-TV adopted it.
And back in 1954, it already
had a name: Educational
Television (ETV).
The infant was born in
1953, when the nation's first
ETV station began operations
at the University of Houston.
Since then, it has acquired
quite a few foster parents.
To be exact, 75 non-commercial
stations across the coun
try now have ETV.
Despite Nebraska's pioneer
ing efforts in ETV, it re
mains unknown to many
residents of the state. The
reason is a lack of completed
statewide coverage until re
cently. Today, Nebraska stands at
the entrance to a new plat
eau in Educational Televi
sion: a permanent statewide
ETV network. It all came
about last November when
the Federal Communications
Commission confirmed Ne
braska education's request
for five exclusive ETV chan
nels. Included in the station
package are four very-high-
frequency (VHF) education
channels and a single chan
nel of ultra-high-frequency
(UHF). This allotment makes
up the largest single reserva
tion for VHF channels in the
entire history of the FCC.
The importance of VHF
channels is not to be taken
lightly. As Jack McBride,
director of KUON-TV says,
"The reservation of these
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CAVE IN Strong winds attacked the center section of the Twin Towers dormitory and
ripped and caved in sides which had been enclosed by plastic sheets.
"There is a cold, stark fear that comes without
knowing what is coming," said the . promoter of human
rights.
It is surprising that groups such as this can operate
in the United States, said Mrs. Smith. "However, The
Citizens Council is not the only extreme right wing
group, it is not the only group which puts labels on
people, and it is not the only group which fays you
have to do it my way or else," she said.
"The heritage in this country is freedom and what
makes us free is the fact we don't have a controlled
press; theoretically we have a free press," said the edi
tor. "When we fail to let people know what is happening,
on the editorial page, we don't give them leadership,"
stated Mrs. Smith. "These events and groups can hap
pen in other states and we must guard the freedom we
have in this country."
She challenged the journalists by saying "the right
to dissent is being lost because papers are not dissent
ing enough. The papers are conforming too much, pos
sibly because of pressure groups."
Taking two court decisions against her to the Mis
sissippi Supreme Court, Mrs. Snith won both of them,
guaranteeing her freedom of the press.
"My job is knowing when something is wrong and
doing something about it. It is to try to preserve law
and order in the community with an atmosphere of self
respect and preservation," she said.
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ETV The above map shows Nebraska's proposed six-station
ETV network. Shaded areas indicate supplemental
translators service to provide total statewide ETV coverage.
VHF allocations in Nebraska
is looked upon with great
envy by other states pointing
toward statewide Educational
Television Network systems."
McBride, who doubles as
co-chairman of the Nebraska
State committee on Educa
tional Television, adds that
"In most cases, the highly
desirable VHF channels have
long since been placed in
use. Educational interests can
turn only to UHF stations."
The approved VHF chan
nels include Channel 3 in
Lexington, Channel 7 in Bas
sett, Channel .9 in North
Platte and Channel 13 in Al
liance. The UHF facility is
Channel 25 in Albion.
When added to the expand
ed coverage of Channel 12's
KUON-TV in Lincoln, these
five new stations would ex
tend ETV into a network of
service reading more than 90
per cent of Nebraska's popu
lation. The remaining 10 per
cent would be served by
small, short-range transmit
ters. The FCC has now opened
the door. Whether or not Ne
braska will gain entry is in
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the hands of the state legis
lature, to be decided in the
coming weeks.
Just how worthwhile is Ed
cational Television? What
will it do for you? It is de
signed to include everyone,
school children, teachers, par
ents, college students and
adults. In this series of stor
ies, the facts will be outlined
in detail.
Right now, schools In six
states are being served with
ETV by a transmitter flying
over Indiana. New York
alone has 31 stations planned.
Alabama is enjoying a four
station interconnected net
work fed by three studios. In
additic- many foreign coun
tries have adopted or are
planning the system.
In a quiet sort of way,
ETV in Nebraska has also
been growing. The Nebraska
Council for Educational Tele
vision is an example. Found
ed in 1960, the Council began
with six member schools. The
current total is 34 school
systems.
The breakthrough for a
statewide network, a picture
tube on the plains with a new
dimension, is now at hand.
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