The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 04, 1963, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Just 'High School Prank'?
THROUGHOUT THE semester ve
have applauded and recognized the ma
ture judgment of college students. Dur
ing a recent attack on the student news
paper and the University, we empha
sized the fact that University students
snould be given the opportunity to prove,
that they conduct themselves in a digni
fied, responsible manner.
However, we seem to have mis
judged the maturity of a few members
of the student body.
as a part of their Greek Week obser
vance, placed a burning torch in front
of the Union as a symbol of Greek uni
fication. This torch, loaned to the organ
ization by the Gas Company, was an
Innovation for the Greek Week obser
vanceand, it was an addition which the
Greeks felt gave a more authentic spirit
for the week's activities.
MUCH HAS been said about the
Peace Corps, but it seems that few peo
ple understand the organization's struc
ture. No doubt, many University students
are interested in the program, but they
have not had the opportunity to talk
with . someone on the "inside." On the
surface, the organization seems to pre
sent a wonderful opportunity for young
people to serve their country and dem
ocracy while receiving an education in
diplomacy and world understanding.
WE SHOULD be informed on the
Peace Corp, because it seems that the
My father had a small
estate in Nottingham
shire; I was the third of
five sons. My name is
Cytis Cesume . . .
The events preceeing
my entrance into the
township of NebEcole are
trivial and unimportant.
The facts are that I am
here now and that I have
been here for fifteen
hasty years . . .
I entered NebEcole an
agnostic. But quickly
committed myself a Chri
shion in as much as
a segment of the Chri
shion group were the
first people I encountered
and convinced me of the
merits of their life . . .
As a loyal Chrishion, I
soon got into the thick of
NebEcole life; a life
which I equally as soon
visualized through the bi
focles of Chrishion Eyes.
And, only recently, I
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
letter ni received toe Ute lor
publication in lt Friday'! Cam
pus Forum. The eo-wrlters askrd
that Interested people meet with
them In the Crib on April 1. How
ever, alnce the letter ii being pub
lished late, the editor asks that
the two writers rontact her H the?
re still interested In taking part
to dlienasloa. If ther are, an
nammeement win appear in the
Campos Ferua.
In the Daily Nebras
kan's Campus Forum
there appeared a letter
from Mr. George Pada
ga. He asked if he were
accepted by the Negro
race. The answer is No!
For as long as people,
black or white, think as
you do there will never
be respect for any of us.
In order to be respected,
one must show respect.
, The Black Muslims
thrive on Negroes. Who
shows this negative type
of thinking such as yours.
If you would have come
across the viaduct once
in a while, you might
have gotten to know
some nice people.
Mr. Padaga, we are
going to answer your
"Why is the highest
rate of crime in Chicago
frem the Negro district?"
Our answer is accord
, ing to sociologists, the
highest crime rate occurs
In the slum areas. This
ii where you have the
largest Influx of the for-
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Corp Speaker
program will be expanding in the years
to come. And, many Nebraska graduates
are serving in the infant volunteer pro
gram. We have the opportunity today to
talk with Dr. Clarence Josephson, . a
Peace Corp representative, who will be
on the University campus.
WE SUGGEST that all interested stu
dents attend the luncheon in 240 Student
Union or "the question and answer period
at 3 p.m. in 334 Student Union.
As University students, we should be
The hovels of Cesume
have felt experienced
enough as well as capa
ble enough to take on a
leadership status in Neb
Ecole politics ... to run
for a position on the town
ship board.
This is where the story
begins and, quite possi
bly, ends.
As a Chrishion, I nat
urally looked to the Chri
shion political group, the
InterFederation of Chri
shion Thinkers (IFCT),
for support. However, a
Chrishion dogma concern
ing income status left
me unqualified. I have an
income of only 502 pounds
a year (a situation which
involves another story
within itself); the IFCT
qualification is 550
NebEcole itself required
only 500 pounds for eligibility.
for Racial Discussion
eign-b o r n and the Ne
groes. Now it is mostly
Negroes because being
white, the foreigners have
more rights in this coun
try than we, who have
labored and toiled our
sweat into the face of this
The foreigners can
move out of the slums
within a few years and
be accepted by your soci
ety. But, being black, we
can never be fully accept
ed by your society. It is
a known fact that slums
breed crime and other
distasteful activities.
Mr. Padaga, the letter
that you have written is
the most ill-prepared
question or answer on
discrimination we have
ever read. It shows that
you know little or nothing
about people, black or
white. This type of think
ing one would expect to
come from an ignorant
person, a person who has
never seen a University
ty or doesn't expect to
see one. We guess that
this ' is one reason we
have universities to
teach people like you to
think before you speak.
If you don't learn any
thing else at this Univer
sity, please learn one
thing: poor people, black
or white, can do very lit
tle for themselves. They
expect people like us to
help them, people who
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February . MSS.
Thursday, April 4, 19631
Some, however must feel that the i
torch is similar to the spooks and goblins
which haunted them following their "hor- s
ror story-telling sessions" during child-
hood. Could some members of the stu- i
dent body feel that the torch is looming
in front of them as a big, bad boogie 1
man, a symbol which has to be torn
down before they are satisfied? Or, do I
they feel that, once in a while, it's fun
to resort to typical high school pranks?
WE DON'T feel that the few who
have chosen the path of childishness in
extinguishing the flame and cutting the I
gas hose represent the entire Independ- I
ent population on campus. Nor, do we
feel that the situation represents a
Greek-Independent battle. y
Rather, it seems that four or five I
individuals, and maybe more, have't yet
grown up. We sympathize with you.
Where to turn?
Would I dare seek sup
port from the United Pro
letariates for Progress
(UPFP), a group then
battling the Chrishion po
litical faction for power?
Or, could I strike out
on my own with possible
limited aid by way of the
SCAB (Scientific Citizens
Approach of Conserva
tism), a middle of the
road sect, ideally, with
the betterment of Neb
Ecole in mind?
The latter two choices,
I decided, would be po
litical suicide. I had bet
ter wait for my next
chance, which will come
up in another 15 years,
with the assurance that,
by then, I will be quali
fied for IFCT support.
But, then, why must I
be forced to put if off . . .
are supposed to have an
All this talk about your
experiences in Chicago
Why don't you cross over
that lilly white viaduct
and get to know some
of these people? Better
still, get to know some of
the Negroes who are your
fellow students. Or, do
you think that you are
still on the other side of
the tracks looking down
on us?
You have judged the
entire Negro race (more
than 20,000,000 people in
the United, States) by
what you have seen in
Chicago, a city which
has done very little for
the betterment of t h e
races as a whole.
These questions are too
broad to answer in full
in the Campus Forum,
because they neither have
time nor space to give
this subject their fullest
Therefore, we would be
more than delighted to sit
down and discuss this
matter with you. In fact,
we challenge you and
your supporters to a dis
cussionnot a debate, but
discussion to discuss this
vital social problem.
By the way, just as
there is white trash, so
is there black trash!
- John Zrllinurr
Mike MscLetin
Gunllcki. Bob Cannltiffham. Peter Lave
Jar Grott.
sUndi Jfmtmi
. . .Gary Lacey
Of The
By Pi Mu Epsilon
PROBLEM: Two sub
marines pass one anoth
er at Point "P." Sub "A"
is traveling against the
current, sub "B" with the
current. An hour later
they are 50 miles apart.
Then "A" shuts off its
engines and drifts back.
Simultaneously, "B" turns
back, too, but maintains
the speed of its engines.
The submarines meet
again at point "P," 2
hours and 40 minutes aft
er they first passed one
What is the speed of the
current? ,
Bring or send answers
to this week's problem to
210 Burnett. The solution
will be printed next week
along with another prob
lem. SOLUTION: The solu
tion to last week's prob
lem: the horse can graze
over approximately 29,490
square feet of pasture.
The following people
were not mentioned as
being solvers of the prob
lem two weeks ago:
Lane Isaacson, Gene
Bailie, Helen Hargens,"
Loren Pohlmeier, Dennis
Thasker, Art Stock.
DIET A plan, general
ly hopeless, for reducing
your weight, which tests
your will power but does
little for your waistline.
which can be done im
mediately; the impossible,
that which takes a little
DIGNITY One thing
that can't be preserved in
DILEMMA A politi
cian trying to save both
his faces at once.
DIPLOMAT An honest
man sent abroad to lie
for his country.
Friday April 5
Thursday April 11
2-9 p.m.
North entrance
of the
Student Union
$5 per ticket
from any
The Reflecting Mirror
I would like to thank
my ghost writer, yesterday
for saving my time. That,
however, was not an ex
cuse for him to waste
his, as he did with h i s
review of 'Fiorello'.
Those who attended" the
Kosmet Klub show were
probably impressed with
its presentation and spent
an enjoyable night in Lin
coln while more worldly
friends travelled to Oma
ha for a Rock and Roll,
uh, Jazz concert.
'Fiorello' can stand for
itself Mr. Ghost Writer.
Superlatives are unneces
sary. The blase and the
erudite will say it w a s
amateur, but it wasn't
performed for them, was
It is enough praise to
the cast, workers, direc
tors and organizers to say
that the best add for next
year's show would be a
reference to this year's
There was a pleasant
feeling at 'Fiorello'. But,
it couldn't counteract the
stigma of hoppy students
returning from Omaha
late that night who were
still feeling the beat.
Nebraska is criticized
for its lack of culture,
meaning art. It is t h i s
Means . . .
DINNER A time when
one should eat wisely
but not too well, and talk
well but not too wisely.
of being able to say, "nice
doggie," until you have
time to pick up a rock.
DIME A dollar with
all taxes deducted.
phone) The only books
without obscenity.
DIRT Matter in the
wrong place.
od of confirming others
in their errors.
very thing that discour
ages the attempt to create
something of art in this
state. There are many
who are not w 11 1 1 n g to
even try to appreciate it.
It is more discouraging
that there are students
who do not even take a
slight interest in what
other students are doing.
There are those who had
friends in the cast of 'Fi
orello' who were so lax as
to not even wonder what
I they were doing and how
well they were doing it.
An artist's reward is
applause, admiring muse
um probers, prolonged sit
tings with a book: He
thinks he has something
to give his audience and
he gives it as best he can.
In Nebraska and at the
University he works for
nothing. He gives what he
has to an intellectual void,
near void. Chicago, New
York, Philadelphia, San
Francisco all have it. So
does Nebraska, even if
not on the same level. The
difference is they do not
have to come to Nebraska
to get it. Nebraska feels
it must go to them.
Nebraska can produce
it. It just will not realize
it. Ever wonder why they
think You are a clod.
Another image less pu
trid, even a little admi
rable, now exists at the
University that of the
University Party for Prog
ress (UPP), which is nev
ertheless, in desparate
need of a public relations
An organization like the
UPP is by its nature and
environment open to
much criticism. So is the
Student Council, Interfra
ternity Council, Panhellen
ic Council, Residence As-
On feline
(Author of "I Wat a Teen-age Dwarf," "Tht Many
Love of Dobie GxUit," etc.)
In your quest for a college degree, are you becoming a narrow
specialist, or are you being educated in the broad, classical
sense of the word?
This question is being asked today by many serious observers
including my barber, my roofer, and my little dog Spot
and it would be well to seek an answer.
Are we becoming experts only in the confined area of our
majors, or does our knowledge range far and wide? Do we, for
example, know who fought in the Battle of Jenkins' Ear, or
Kant's epistemology, or Planck's constant, or Valsalva's maneu
ver, or what Wordsworth was doing ten miles above Tintera
If we do not, we are turning, alas, into specialists. How
then can we broaden our vistas, lengthen our horizons be
come, in short, educated?
Well sir, the first thing we must do is throw away our curri
cula. Tomorrow, instead of going to the same old classes, lot
us try something new. Let us not think of college as a rigid
discipline, but as a kind of vast academic smorgasbord, with
all kinds of tempting intellectual tidbits to savor. Let's start
sampling tomorrow.
i "A
We will begin the day with a stimulating seminar in Hittite
artifacts. Then we will go over to marine biology and spend a
happy hour with the sea slugs. Then we will open our pores by
drilling a spell with the ROTO. Then we'll go over to journalism
and tear out the front page. Then we'll go to the medical school
and autograph some casts. Then we'll go to home economics
and have lunch.
And between classes we'll smoke Marlboro Cigarettes. This,
let me emphasize, is not an added fillip to the broadening of
our education. This is an ewntial. To learn to live fully and
well is an important part of education, and Marlboros are an
important part of living fully and well. What a sense of com
pleteness you will get from Marlboro's fine tobaccos, from
. Marlboro's pure filter! What flavor Marlboro delivers! Through
that immaculate filter comes flavor in full measure, flavor with
out stint or compromise, flavor that wrinkled care derides,
flavor holding both its sides. This triumph of the tobacconist's
art comes to you in soft pack or Flip-Top box and can be lighted
' with match, lighter, candle, Welsbach mantle, or by rubbing
two small Indians together.
When we have embarked on this new regimen or, more
aeeumtply, lark of regimen-we will soon be cultured as all
get out. When strangers accost us on the street and say, "What
was Wordsworth doing ten miles above Tintern Abbey, hey?"
we will no longer slink away in silent abashment. We will reply
loud and clear:
"As any truly educated person knows, Wordsworth, Shelley,
nd Keats used to go to the Widdicombe Fair every year fc
v PoeJry"wriln8 contests and three-legged races, both ot
which they enjoyed lyrically. Well sir, imagine their chagrin
when they arrived at the Fair" in 1776 and learned that Oliver
Cromwell, uneasy because Guy Fawkes had just invented the
!Em?5ienny had cancfilIl all public gatherings, including
the Widdicombe lair and Liverpool. .Shelley was so upset
that he drowned himself in a butt of malmsey. Keats went to
. London and became Charlotte Bronte. Wordsworth ran blindly
"?.tot the '"'est until he collapsed in a heap ten miles above
I intern Abbey. There he lay for several years, sobbing and
kicking his little fat legs. At length, peace returned to him. Ha
looked around, noted the beauty of the forest, and was so moved
that he wrote Joyce Kilmer's immortal Tree . . . And that,
smart-apple, is what Wordsworth was doing ten miles above
Tintern Abbey."
t' 1IHIII Mat Hhulmsa
a y
Poet and peasant, ttudentsand teacher, ladies and gentle,
menall know you get a lot to like In a Marlboro available
Wherever cigarette are told in all 50 State. .
by johrs roerrij
sociation for Men, and the
But why is it so obvious
here? Why are students
on other campuses more
interested in organi
z a 1 1 o n s? Why do they
show pride in being part
of them? Why do they
not degrade what is
called here a 'gunner'?
Why do Nebraska stu
dents not understand the
purpose of a campus or
ganization and quit plead
ing indifference while
their little world shrinks
about them and they find
themselves lost in yester
day. An enthusiasm is need
ed. A courage to contrib
ute is needed. A will to
work is needed. An ambi
tion to fight into the tide
and then fight to the front
of the tide is needed.
These are all latent, hid
den behind an invalid in
feriority. If more would partici
pate, or at least show ac
tive interest, maybe more
would get done than de
structive criticism and
people writing newspaper
columns asking organiza
tions to do more or ask
ing students to do more.
Discreet idealists are in
The UPP, regardless of
external faults, might be
held together by these
No o n e has to a g r e e
with UPP's policies, but
there are better ways to
criticize than facetious at
tacks on the character of
its membership.
There is in the UPP a
courage to be different
and exist at the same
time. Here, then, is an
accomplishment in itself.