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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1965)
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Frank Partsch, editor
Alike Jeffrey, business manager
Page 2 Thursday, April 1, 1965
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Letters to the editor periodically be
moan the "architectural wasteland" that
is known as the University campus. Where
else, they say, can Sheldon Art Gallery
sit next to Grant Memorial Hall or Piper
Hall next to Twin Towers? Where else
than the University campus could t h e
Administration Building connect like a
malignant growth to a Teachers College
40 years its senior? Where else but here
in the heart of beautiful Nebraskaland
could Lyman Hall hover in the morning
shade of its great-grandmother, Bancroft
Those responsible for this eyesore at
which we go to school surely have ex
cuses. Yes, we are always hurt for money,
yes we inherited this mess from the hap
hazard expansion period following World
War I, yes, we must sacrifice beauty for
Expediency? Don't make me laugh. I
can agree that money is a problem, and
I know that most of this mess is inherited,
and I can see that any beauty will not
come overnight. I can realize that the
Woods Art Building was placed on top
of Grant's Tomb with the eventual inten
tion of razing the ancient structure, and
with this we have no complaint.
Our complaint comes not so much
from looking forward to the futures of our
old buildings as from our observations of
their successors. Take the new residence
hails, for example.
We predict that in three or four more
years when we finally become reconciled
to paying a large part of our room and
board money for the construction of these
monsters that we might mellow some
what, assuming that they all sink into the
mud before that time. These rumors about
Pound and Cather tilting and sinking fas
cinate us; and we actually find ourselves
hoping for just that.
If we must spend $4 million on a resi
dence hall, if we must pile humanity in
and around a concrete maze for the sake
of room, why can't we at least do it
right? (At this point it might be wise to
interject that we have not had the oppor
tunity to inspect Abel Hall, and we are
still wistfully yearning for the best.)
Learning from mistakes would seem to
be a good practice, and yet we find some
of the older residence halls more practical
and comfortable than the newer ones.
True, they are not constructed in a man
ner which would foster group living, (i.e.
they have halls with rooms on either side )
but this group living mania can be and
IS overdone. When the individual in the
next room can be heard talking and
snorting in his sleep, when it is impos
sible to turn on a radio without bothering
individuals (not people,' mind you) in
four rooms (above, below and on either
side), when residents must cart in signs
and whiskey bottles to give some stamp
of individualism to an otherwise immo
bile and stereotyped room, then group
living is a problem.
Take the Woods building. Literally.
We find it difficult to believe that tearing
down the good general will make Woods
resemble anything other than an inverted
ant farm. That building, to flatter it, is
It is impossible to criticize many new
buildings, however, and the reason for this
can become painfully evident if we look
Around the time that our grandfath
ers were learning to crank Ford's Fortune,
a group of minds decided the University
should be moved to "East Campus."
Well, you know what happened. Among
other things, the investment carried in
the present campus (both then and now)
wasn't worth throwing away just for the
If the University gets its bond money,
we strongly urge that the "individual"
who is buried over in the archives of ad
ministration putting the stamp of approv
al on campus architecture SHAPE UP.
One mistake was made 50 years ago
when the campus was left here in the
railroad yards. We think it would be trag
ic to make another and greater error;
the saddling of this campus with ugly
and impractical new buildings which will
remain long after we are gone.
A NECKLACE FofcTMt UAOY
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I feel that an article in
the Daily Nebraskan defend
ing the Mancini concert is
called for. While attending
the concert I found myself
thoroughly enjoying Man
cini's music, not worrying
about if I had been took for
Perhaps it should be
pointed out, though it
shouldn't have to be, that
Mancini is a composer, not
an orchestra leader; thus it
is not so explicable that he
didn't bring an orchestra.
Have you ever seen any
mention of Mancini having
a personal orchestra on his
record albums? No.
Mancini didn't have to
herd 40 musicians from Cal
ifornia to play when we
have capable professional
musicians in the midwest.
Musical talent is not differ
enciated by geographic lo
cale. Being as some people had
their feelings hurt to know
that 1 pay more to hear
Lincoln Symphony, they
may be interested to know
that I pay more to hear
Lincoln Symphony that I
paid to hear Eugene Or
mondy and the Philadelphia
Orchestra last summer at
Post College, N.Y.
I should like to think that
the writers of the two pre
vious articles concerning
the concert and their sym
pathisers are in the vast
minority. You recall Man
cini received a standing ova
tion (which in most people's
book indicates a complete
satisfaction) and as far as
I could see there were not
too many people that re
mained seated in disgust. As
far as the comedian is con
cerned, who TEJ claimed in
"completely lacked talent"
it may be of interest that
he is opening in the Copaca
bana, New York City, in
their April show, and the
Copa isn't the starting place
I am satisfied with the
Mancini concert, but disap
pointed with the narrow
mindedness of some of my
fellow NU students.
I would like to comment
on Miss Langford's article
on the House Un-American
Activities Committee. Like
many supporters of HUAC
she loses sight of a basic
and important fact: why
fight communism at all?
The answer to this is so ob
vious that it is amazing how
often it is lost to sight.
The communists would
deny us our constitutional
rights, privileges and re
sponsibility. One of the most
important guarantees is that
of the Fifth Amendment,
which provides that no man
may be forced to testify
against himself. HUAC calls
men before it and requires
them to make statements
under oath which would in
criminate them. If they re
fuse, they are sent to jail
for "contempt of Congress."
Thus it violates a constitu
This in itself is not alarm
ing. What is alarming is the
premise on which HUAC op
erates. That is that public
opinion can deny a person
his constitutional rights. If
this precedent ever becomes
accepted, we have truly ar
rived at the mob rule which
Miss Langford fears in the
It seems obvious that de
fending our constitutional
rights (even against com
munism) should not be done
by denying constitutional
rights to a segment of
our population, mere
ly because most true
Americans condemn them.
The communists happen to
be guilty, but history is full
of examples of civilized peo
p 1 e condemning innocent
segments of the population.
This is why our founding fa
thers (for whom Miss Lang
ford has such high regard)
framed Our Constitution in
such a way that it protects
even the guilty from perse
cution by the mob.
It would be a tragic mis
take to stray from those
precepts at this time be
cause once they are set
aside they will never be re
gained. The House Un-American
Activities Committee with
the outer trappings of legal
ity that Miss Langford
points to and its public sup
port that she voices is a
greater threat to our con
stitutional rights than com
munist subversion will ever
God's Own State
A friend of mine recently
came from one of the new
nations to begin graduate
work at the U. of N. After
graduation from a universi
ty in his country, he had
worked for his government.
After several years of this,
he then underwent further
training in Britain.
Then he traveled on the
Continent and returned
home to resume his work un
til about two months ago.
He is an amicable person,
moderate, and quite polite.
All in all, he would be a
good addition to any group
desiring good conversation.
A few days ago, however,
he decided to look for an
other apartment as his pres
ent one had been taken dur
ing the rush of registration
and has since proven unsat
isfactory. But there is a catch. He
is a Negro. He has begun
Freedom Of The Press
( ACP) "The ouster of the editor of the Delta State
College (Cleveland, Miss.,) newspaper for what the presi
dent of the college called a "sordid" headline on a review
of a James Bond movie has brought response from two
other Southern newspapers.
Jack Steele, executive editor of Miss Delta, was fired
by Dr. James W. Ewing for a headline appearing in the
Jan. 12 issue. Ewing said in a statement that Steele had
"assumed complete responsibility" for the headline which
he said was "uncalled for, sordid, and beneath the dig
nity of college or professional journalism."
Eric Smith, columnist for the Technique, Georgia In
stitute of Technology, said:
The actual headline under question was over a re
view of movies in the area. "Goldfinger" was one of the
movies reviewed and the headline stated, " 'Pussy Galore'
Typical of James Bond's Girls." For this, an editor was
removed from his post.
One can only hope that there were more practical
or meaningful reasons for the removal and that this "sor
did headline" was merely an excuse to remove a thorn
in the side of the administration. If this was not the case,
then there can be no possible excuse, either ethical or
practical, for removing the editor.
The Supreme Court and the U.S. Postal Service have
ruled on the areas encompassed by pornography, and
apparently "Pussy Galore" passed the test because the
film and tone of literature dealing with it has passed
through the mail. Some of the more "sordid" publications
in which it appeared were Time, Newsweek and the
President Ewing has set himself as judge and jury
over not only Miss Delta but also the above mentioned
publications and countless others. He has stifled freedom
and abused the powers of his office. Somehow it seems
the WTong person was fired in the lamentable one-man
The editors have but one comment to make and
that is the fact that our administrators at WSC have not
suppressed this famous tradition.
to meet with the oldest and
most transparent excuses
when calling at apartment
houses in answer to adver
tisements about apartments.
Poor, dumb fellow. You
see, he just doesn't under
stand yet that here in God's
Own State (home, by the
way, of William Jennings
Bryan, Defender of that For
gotten Man, the Fundamen
talist Rube) that any loud,
stupid, white kid is prefer
able to any quite, intelligent,
After all, that black stuff
might rub off.
The University Housing
Office should take pity on
him. It should publish a list
of apartments in "T-Town"
and save him the trouble of
bothering the good, white
landlords of the holy city
of Lincoln. Think what trou
ble he is causing those pious
souls. "Shucks, he might
have eaten a couple of mis
sionaries before coming to
America. No telling what the
devil that nigger has been
An incident occurred ov
er the past weekend that,
to some, might appear ma
licious, selfish and altogeth
er an unfortunate exploiting
of other people's rights.
Friday evening posters
were placed in the Student
Union announcing the Ne
braska International Asso
ciation's intentions of hav
ing a gala affair, "Carib
bean Night," in the Union
These posters were ap
proved and placed in t h e
Union, but, to my dismay,
they mysteriously disap
peared between 10 p.m.
Saturday night and Monday.
Not only were the posters
from the Union removed,
but also others that were
placed in the lobby of Sel
leck Quad. Now the p i c
ture begins to show signs
of malicious intent. Some
individual is trying to boy
cott Caribbean night.
If this is so, it not only
violates one's constitutional
rights, but begins to in
fringe on one's personal
rights, a very serious of
fense and one to be taken
up with the dean.
The danc.e was being held
to enhance the relationship
between foreign and Ameri
can students and to encour
age those that are not mem
bers of NIA to join, as the
organization has many bene
fits, social and otherwise.
Maybe someone could be
acting entirely on his own
trying to sabotage Carib
bean Night, and removing
the posters is the avenue
through which his ill-feeling
is expressed. If this be the
case, would these people be
allowed to use the Union
with its facilities?
The possibility of some
outside person committing
these offenses because of
some animosity to our or
ganization seems remote but
cannot be overlooked, and,
should this be true, said per
sons have automatically
eliminated themselves of
the rights and pleasures of
I hope you print this let
ter, for if any other organi
zations have had these ex
periences, I'm sure they
will support my complaints.
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car by calling Hertz campus repre
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