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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1963)
Thursday, December 5, 1963
No Speedy Solution
There was anger in the eyes of out-state, medical
and dental students yesterday when they read the news
that the Board of Regents had increased tuititoa in each
of these areas from as little as $100 to as much as $230
Nothing Irritates a human being more than when some
one else is dipping into his pocketbook, especially when
the funds are going for education. By the time a student
gets to college, he has been getting a free education so
long, he thinks higher education will be the same easy
Need it be said that higher education is not a right;
that it is a privilege for those who can afford it, for
thosewho are ambitious enough to work for it, for those
who are intelligent enough to qualify for a scholarship,
or for those who play football.
In Nebraska the problem of shouldering the cost has
been a burden on taxpayers. Nebraska is an agrarian
state. It has little industry to bolster its economy which
In turn brings people who then pay taxes to pay for higher
education. Under the present property tax structure there
is a limit to the amount of money the University can
expect from taxpayers. When Nebraska hits the saturation
point and it is close students will begin paying through
the nose. '
Next year some will begin paying. In semesters to
come, in-state students will too.
Students who are just making ends meet under the
present tuition rate will find the chances of borrowing
money under the National Defense Education Act are slim.
The NDEA loans have been a panacea for some in the
past. However, the financial aids department reported.yes
terday that the University's share of this federal grant,
has been cut by 10 to 15 per cent from last year, while
the number of students requesting loans has multiplied.
Financing education is a problem, and the outlook
for a speedy solution is dim.
Unlike several students
(who gave up drinking and
smoking, wore a black suit
for ten days, and didn't
watch the game), I went to
the stadium . . . along with
And I thought the team
did a good job.
Maybe it was in rather
questionable taste ... but
the fact remains that we
have a team to go out and
shout about, and a great
deal of back-slapping should
You know, It's kind of an
odd thing that the only
ones that were really
shocked about continuing
the game were Nebraskar.s.
During break I talked
with college students from
Ames and Iowa U. and
they didn't say one word
about our crude taste.
Just congratulated the
team for a great job.
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By George Peterson
"This is indeed a s i c k
"It was just one man and
These two statements, the
first considered a profound
observation by a University
professor; the second, a
superficial student observa
tion, were both made in
the wake of John F. Ken
The first places the
blame on each of us and
the free society of which we
are a part. The second dis
misses the event as merely
the work of a fanatic with
only him to blame.
But yet, it must surely be
more than the latter. If it
is not, how does one ex
plain that upon hearing the
news an NU student charged
into a residence hallway
and yelled, "Yippee!" or
the airline passenger who
shouted "Whee!" or the
small town doctor who said,
"Someone should have shot
him a long time ago."
Many questions have we
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A Sick Country?
to ask ourselves. Two of
which are whether these
isolated examples are not
indicative of the hatred and
bitterness within this na
tion, and what the role
of each of us have in fos
tering these evil!
Whether or not John F.
Kennedy will be remem
bered along side Jefferson,
Lincoln and Franklin
Roosevelt is not for us, but
for history to decide. How
ever, back in 1962 Carl
Sandburg boldly wrote in an
introduction to the book "To
Turn the Tide:"
"When our generation
has passed away, when the
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By Lynn Corcoran
I suppose If there's
nothing else to say -about
public opinion, at least one
can say it is consistent. In
the days following the great
tragedy of November 22,
the Lincoln Star, the Omaha
World Herald, and last, but
not least, the Daily Ne
braskan have all carried
letters of protest and justi
fication concerning the Ok-lahoma-N
Undoubtedly the reading
public owes the National So
ciety for Mourning Instruc
tion a vote of confidence for
such statements as:
Play now and mourn
later is consistent with be
lief that the individual is
free to set his own course
and live his own life.
What Nebraska Repub
licans are capable of does
the same (produces stunned
If this is the considera
tion the fall of the nation
tongues of praise and com
ment now speaking have
turned to a cold dumb dust,
it will be written that John
F. Kennedy walked with
the American people in their
vast diversity and gave
them all he had toward their
moving on into new phases
of their great human ad
venture." Maybe this is "no time for
collective guilt" as a Wall
Street Journal writer said,
but let us hope that it is
the time for that guilt which
may lead each of us to the
united action for which John
F. Kennedy so desired and
for which he paid the high
ones . . .
Bud Wilkinson, Special
Consultant and director for
the President's Council on
Youth Fitness, recommend
ed to Nebraska officials that
this game be played. Could
we .assume that he had no
disrespect in mind and
probably felt as stunned as
anyone, or would this be
contraryno the views of the
An article concerning the
President in the latest issue
of Sports Illustrated con
tains the thought: "Dozens
of athletic events were can
celed out of respect for the
President, and dozens were
played on the equally rea
sonable grounds that the
President would have want
ed it that way."
V0U MEAN iT'tALL THEORY.
DECK THE HALLS
The time lias come to think of Christmas chopping, for (he
Yuietide will be upon us quicker thnn you can say Jack Rolmi
non. (Have you ever wondered, incidentally, about the oripin
of this interesting phrase "Quicker than you can say Jack
Robinson"? Well sir, the original saying was French "I'Iiim
viU qtie de din Jacques Robespierre." Jack Robinson is, as every
one knows, an Anglicization of Jacques Robespierre who was,
as everyone knows, the famous figure from the French Revolu
tionjphqas everyone knows, got murdered in his Imth by
Danton, Murat, Caligula, and Al Capone.
(The reason people started saying "Quicker than you can
say Jacques Robespierre" or Jack Robinson, as he is called in
English-speaking countries like England, the U.S., and Cleve
landis quite an interesting little story. It seems that Robes
pierre's wife, Georges Sand, got word of the plot to murder
her husband in his bath. All she had to do to save his life was
cull his name and warn him. But, alas, quicker than she could
y Jacques Robespierre, she received a telegram from her old
friend Frederic Chopin who was down in Majorca setting lyric
3ll y io do
to his immortal "Warsaw Concerto." Chopin said he needed
Georges Sand's elp desperately because he could not find
rhyme for "Warsaw." Naturally, Georges could not refus
such an urgent request.
(Well sir, off to Majorca went Georges, but before she left,
ulie told her little daughter Walter that some had men were
coming to murder Daddy in his bath. She instructed Walter
to shout Robespierre's name the moment the bad men arrived.
But Walter, alas, had been sea-bathing that morning on tho
Riviera, and she had come home with a big bag of salt water
taffy, and when the bad men arrived to murder Robespierre,
Walter, alas, was chewing a wad of taffy and could not get her
mouth unstuck in time to shout a warning. Robespierre, alas,
was murdered quicker than you could say Jacques Robespierre
or Jack Robinson, as he is called in English-speaking countries.
(There is, I am pleased to report, one small note of cheer
in this grisly tale. When Georges Sand got to Majorca, she did
succeed in helping Chopin find a rhyme for "Warsaw" as every
one knows who has heard those haunting lyrics:
In the fair town of Warsaw,
Which Napoleon's horse saw,
Hinging cockles and mussels, alive alive of)
But I digress.
We were speaking of Christinas gifts. What we all try to
find at Christmas is, of course, unusual and distinctive gift for
our friends. May I suggest then a carton of Marlboro Cigarettes?
WTiat? You are astonished? You had not thought of Marlboros
as unusual? You had regarded them as familiar, reliable smokes
whose excellence varied not one jot nor tittle from year to year? '
True. All true. But all the same, Marlboros are unusua' be
cause every time you try one, it's like the first time. The ft" vor
never palls, the filter never gets liackneyed, tlie soft pak is
ever a new delight, and so is the Flip Top box'-Uach Marlboro
is a fresh and pristine pleasure, and if you want all your friends
to clap their hands and cry, 'Ten, Virginia, there" is a Sant
Claus! you will see that their stockings are filled with Marl
boros on Christmas morn. , c lm Mm
The holiday seamn or any other season is the season to be
jolly-il Marlboro is your brand. You'll find Marlboros wher-
tet a lot to like in Marlboro Country,
At any rate, the nation is
indeed fortunate to have so
many people available to
step forward at a time of
crisis and direct the actions
of its people.
I think it would be a bet
ter thing if they would con
c e n t r a t e on their own
thoughts and not worry
about those of others. The
decision to play the game
was made by responsible
people after much discus
sion. Should we try to sec-ocd-g
u e s s them? I think
I think Bob Devaney an
alyzed the situation most
conclusively: "When it is
all said and done, only the
good Lord knows whether it
was the right thing to do."
(wMor of "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"
awl ''Barefoot Boy With Cheek".)
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