The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 11, 1964, Page Page 2, Image 3
iiiiqii'i aw ii..i.r.iv Page 2 insight Slsewhere Worthy of consideration . . . by kenneth tabor This column has tried to maintain some kind of en lightened partisanship which its author hoped would result in some level of insight as opposed to pre set bias. Admittedly this aim has not always been achieved. Only the reader can decide whether it h a s ever been so. The fact that the state primary election occurs to morrow has prompted me, however, to depart from this goal to some extent. I should like to call your at tention to one of the presi dential possibilities hoping to call forth, not votes, but rather some honest critical consideration of merits and demerits. The man in question is Governor William Scranton of Pennsylvania. He is a "non-candidate" candidate for the Republican presi dential nomination. It may seem odd to write about Governor Scranton when most of the news to late has concerned Gover nor Rockefeller, Senator Goldwater, and some men tion of write-in candidate Lodge. Further, with the recent presence of former Vice-president Nixon in the state and the vote that his presence may call forth, the oddity of the topic may seem to be increased. In explanation then of the choice of writing about Bill Scranton, I will say only that it seems to me fitting to write about any man mentioned as a presi dential possibility and that the more the possibility, the more fitting it is. To me, two things seem presently to fit the facts of the situation regarding both Goldwater and Rockefeller. First of all, whatever the return! of the California pri mary will show, Governor Rockefeller's campaign is now at an historic low ebb. Secondly, the nature of the strength of the Goldwater forces does not look like It will hold past two ballots at convention, and it does not look ai tiiis time like he will have enough delegate strength to carry either of those ballots. I make these remarks neither to cast disparaging Images of either of these candidates nor to predict what will happen at conven tion. I am writing only about how the situation seems to me. To supplement these re marks, I will say that I am also of the opinion that Am bassador Lodge does not hold enough sway with the party leaders and that Richard Nixon stated a not-so-private view when he said in Omaha that the party should look for someone who has not run before. If this view of the situa tion is correct, and to date I have been given no reason to think that it is not, then Bin Scranton has a very good chance for the Repub lican nomination indeed. At this point, any further com ments as to whether he will In fact receive the nomina tion seem rather ludicrous. The first question to come to mind is, however Inappropriate it may seem, can the candidate win. In 1960, Scranton was drafted to run for Congress in Penn sylvania's 10th district where the Democrats had a 34,000 registration majority. Scranton beat the Democra tic incumbent by nearly "7,000 vote while Nixon lost to JFK by 15,000 votes. In 1362, the Democrats had a statewdie voter registra tion majority of 210,000. The late President Kennedy campaigned personally for the Democratic candidate Richardson Dilworth. Scran ton won the election by Dearly 500,000 votes, car ried in but five of Pennsyl vania's 67 counties winning eae of hii major victories In tha industrial center of Pittsburgh. Another question which is always asked pertains to what has been a candidates Monday, May 11, 1964 past experience. It should be sufficient to say in this respect that Scranton has served one term in the U.S. Congress, has been Assist a n t to the Secretary of State, and is now serving as Governor of Pennsylvania. He served in business for 15 years and is J graduate of Yale Law School. To all sincere voters, the most pertinent question that can be asked of a candidate is 'what have been his ac complishments in office?' To this I offer a brief synopsis of Bill Scranton's career as governor. Dur ing his tenure, unemploy ment has declined in Penn sylvania to the lowest an nual level since 1957, more than 1,000 jobs have been eliminated from the state payroll, and 56,000 persons have been taken off relief. During all of this, 700 new or expanded industries have come into the state, $70,000, 000,000 has been committed to public and private col leges while construction has been completed on 2,500 classrooms. In addition to all of this, Scranton has succeeded in balancing the budget of the state of Penn sylvania. Governor Scranton con siders Cuba a threat to our security as a base for Com munist infiltration and sub version of Latin America; he was, in the foreign sphere, against the neutrali zation of Laos and, on the domestic scene, is against deficit spending. Scranton is for the civil rights MIL the tax cat, and a redistri bution of the tax revenues of the nation. He favors our participation in the United Nations, but is against the admission of Red China. He feels that the solution to our outflow of gold lies in the control of government spending abroad. The Gov ernor reluctantly favored the Nuclear test ban treaty. He believes a cut in foreign aid possible due to enor mous backlogs in accumu lated appropriations. Such are the facts in brief about Governor William Scranton. You will play a role in deciding both wheth er he will be and whether he should be our President. The question is not which way you decide. The ques tion is whether or not he is worthy of consideration. I believe he is. lit I I if Mr! Kill vou love me No Dear Editor: I would .like to commend Mr. Stout on his cheerful and complementary letter (April 23) concerning my articles. I'm rather sur prised that I haven't re ceived more of the same kind I did note a tone of irritation in Mr. Stout's letter caused mainly by his misinterpreta tion of my articles. I'm very sorry Mr. Stout if you felt that the articles were a personal insult to your mode of living. The only person I was intention ally criticizing or trying to help was myself. To every one else, they were intended only to be of an informative nature. I'm afraid I am not the sterling character you make me out to be. I'm not proud of my past and I don't make a point to Dear Editor: I am tired of articles about Sex on the Campus, and after reading Friday's editorial, I can no longer restrain the desire to pro test the warped, sick, mor bid, joyless, ignorant, and irreligious attitudes you pre sent constantly. (1.) It is my understand ing that sexual promiscuity, according to the statistics, is greater by far among non-students than students in the same age groups. (2.) My sexual behaviour is no business of any school official, legislator, or editor. They have other business. 3p Pi Where is it? in December like Intent To Change brag about it, especially in public. Consequently, I re ject the implication that I'm some kind of a Bible-thumping abolitionist and guardian of morality. I had no intention of trying to conform or change anyone. I personally don't care how anyone else lives. As for myself, I do feel that these rules are in my best interest and I do oc casionally trytoliveby them. I will admit that the very fact they were on the edi torial page implied that they were a personal opinion rather than a news report. But one will find when writing on a subject such as morality that it becomes exceedingly hard to include all the various opinions. I originally intended to write Tired Of 'Sex' Articles (3.) The "release of sex ual standards en masse" is considered by a number of human beings as long over due and a trace, a sign that unhypocritical, idealis tic youth may yet arise from the shambles of sex ual stagnation and desexed (hence dehumanized) Puri tanism inherited from the tradition. All your articles have assumed rather than shown the Evil of sex. You have supposed a Billy Gra ham morbidity, a shame rising from natural desires for physical and psycho logical union, whereas a healthy, religious view . 1 you do in may? a direct follow up and sum mation of various magazine articles and personal inter views including both pros and cons on the subject. However I decided to keep it one-sided hoping that I'd arouse some comment from the other side of the fence, and obviously I did. Although your letter showed a writing ability far ex ceeding mine, the total thought said nothing excep tional in regards to the de fense of your position. Next time you sit down to write a letter, sir, cool off before you begin. I'm afraid that in your angered and imbittered state, your letter sounded more like the rav ing's of a child who just got his wrists slapped than the mature adult you consider yourself to be. T. F. Hiner would encourage students in their search for meaning ful relationships. (4.) The only "sin (and even sin is private) involved in the "release of s e x u a 1 standards" arises out of treating sex as a status symbol rather than finding in it the supreme expres sion of the noblest gift to man love. (5) William Blake wrote in THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL: "No pale religious letchery call that virginity that wishes but acts not!" V. 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CMC SEVARCID- Only Ike, Lodge Can Fill GOP's Leadership Vacuum By Eric Sevareid The political party is per haps the most amorphous and liquid institution of na tional scope that America exhibits, and there is no law of man or nature au t o m a t ically pre venting a party's dis solution if it is d e t e r mined to leak away through the holes and Sevareid dissension. In trap any fights ought to be healthy for a party, but the present disarray in the Republican party looks more and more like the last stages of dis ease. This year's quarrei within the Republican party is not healthy because it is abnor mal. Among its prospective nominees for President not one has established himself as a masterful politician or as an overridding intel lect and personality worthy of the name of statesman. With two months to go be fore the convention, the par ty faction with the most ded ication to its beliefs the ex treme right wing is the philosophical faction with the smallest following among American voters at large. The candidate who will go into the convention with the biggest bloc of dele gatesSenator Goldwater is only a poor third in na tionwide party popularity among the five possibilities for the nomination. He is al so a poor third in the choice of American independent voters, as the opinion polls reveal; and independence of party labels is becoming more and more the style of American voters. In the polls, which have to be taken seriously these days, Goldwater is ahead of only Rockefeller and Scran ton; he enjoys only one-half of Nixon's popular Republi can support and not much more than a third of Lodge's. Yet his nomination is conceivable. We would . then confront the spectacle of a man enjoying only mi nority support among Re publicans trying to win the White House for a party that is distinctly the minor ity party in the country. Un less something spectacular ly awful happens to Presi dent Johnson's prestige in the meantime, because of race riots or something else, it is entirely possible that the Republican party can suffer a November shutout approaching that of 1936 un der Alf Landon. No postconvention magic is going to make Senator Goldwater suddenly popu lar in the country; no magic is going to unite his party 1,1 UV- ...J " - ' WE NEVER CLOSE ; i "T ' ill : it. , v -v"-" "TTV -11 V N "x' it " v ' -, fit ! '1- t r V ' , ill 1 Cigoreftes 25 DIVIDEND BONDED GAS 16th & Downtown Lincom behind his leadership any. more than it would be uni ted behind Governor Rocke feller. Only the most pas sionate and blinded of part isans can think so. But if a catastrophe happens to the party in November, it will be wrong to blame the Ari zona senator; the true fault will lie with the vacuum withl'i the party. If reason ruled poht.es, w h i c h it doesn't, this vac uum would not be permitted to continue right to the con vention itself. If it does, the blood spilling in San Fran cisco is going to be an awe some sight, leaving the par ty badly weakened for the fall campaign, no matter who is the nominee. I can think of only two ways in which the precon vention vacuum of lead, ership could be even partial ly filled and the parth's self mutilation at the convention dimished. One would be the return of Ambassador Lodge and his demonstra tion, if he can so demon strate, that he is as well regarded while present and vocal as he is while far away and silent. The other would be if the grand old man of the G.O.P., the only figure around whom party members can rally in spirit, would end his own silence. Mr. Eisenhower has spoken and written a very great deal lately but he has said nothing that changes any thing. He has spoken with the calculated ambiguity of the Delphic Oracle, leaving all petitioners free to interpret his words as they severally choose. The original Delphic Oracle set more than one catastrophe in motion in that manner. This hope is small. Mr. Eisenhower will very prob ably continue to endorse all and none of the candidates and after the convention choice, will behave as if the nominee is the one he wanted all along. That is the privilege of a remarkable old man who would like to end his days with the esteem of his people and his party antiseptically un blemished. What is objec tionable is perpetuation chiefly by journalists of the pretense that Mr. Eisen hower, any day now, is go ing to commit an act of political leadership and pro duce some order out of the mess his party is in, before the convention adds bitter ness to confusion. illllllllllll!llllllllllMI!lilllllllllllllltlllllllll!ll!!!lta I About Letters Tke D4II.V XEBKASKAK hrrltet s reader le eae l isr expreaneai ef epiniea ea current topic retard- leaa ef rievpeint. Letter nut be icaed. eeataia a verifiable ad- dre. and be free ml libelee ma- terial. Pea name aa a r be hv eluded and will be releaeed a nrrttten request. Brrvitr and Irilbllltr lncreae the ehaneei of pakliratiea. Leaatbr Inter mar be edited er emitted. S Abaoletelr eae vlU be reUirad. H iiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiHiniiimiiiuiiil i n p Sts.