The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 01, 1965, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Marilyn Hoegemeyer, editor
Mike Jeffrey, business manager
Page 2 Friday, October 1, 1965
Voters' Decision
Approximately 84.700 signatures on the referendum
petition insures that Nebraskans will have a chance to
vote on the controversial income tax issue on the 1966
Undoubtedly LB797 will be defeated. No one but the
tax-burdened property holders will consider voting for the
The earlier announcement this week that the AFL-CIO
would be against the measure adds to its probable defeat.
It would seem that the labor unions would favor
an income tax. The other alternative is the sales tax
which would seem to be the worse of the two alternatives
for AFL-CIO members.
It is obvious, and has been for some time, that the
state can no longer be financed by the property tax
LB797 provides a partial answer to the future money
needs of the University and the state as a whole. Its
defeat would mean a cut or at least a stationary budget
for the University as well as for the state.
The result will be a University and a state that can
not grow. The University should not be put in such a
position, nor should Nebraska.
It will be a significant decision in 1966 for the voters
of the state.
'Welcome' Letters
Students have grown accustomed to inconveniences
and administrative mistakes caused in part by our large
number mistakes in registration that often cancel gradua
tion plans, lack of adequate seating for the football
But to receive notification that you have been drafted
because the University has not sent your enrollment card
to the selective service board can not be forgiven.
Several students fully enrolled at the University are
in this unfortunate situation, and for them it is certainly
no small error.
It would seem that the early August pre-registration
date would allow time enough for the Registrar's office
to review the draft information forms and send them to
the selective service board before students arrive on cam
pus. This is apparently not the case. An administrative ex
cuse Offered Thursdav was that thpv havp nnr vot mm.
piled a list of student? enrolled, but hope to have the
forms sent to the selective service board by the end of
the week.
A check with a deputy state director of the selective
service office indicates that the forms were sent by Uni
versity officials but the information was inadequate. The
number of hours for which the student was enrolled was
excluded from the necessary information.
The cards are being adjusted by administration. Mean
while students are receiving the "welcome" letter from
the President.
Officials have promised that the forms will be in the
hands of the selective service board by October 15. This
date is no help for the students who have received papers
asking that they report October 28.
It is obvious that the problem is not as difficult for
those from smaller communities where the draft boards
are aware, in many cases, who the University students
from their area are.
In the metropolitan areas, an individual, a name be
comes nothing more than a number. And who would be
lieve that a number really is a student at the University
of Nebraska?
Selective service officials have said it is the responsi
bility of each man to prove that he should be deferred
from immediate duty.
Every student involved will no doubt use every ef
fort to prove that he is indeed a student at the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
But it was an administrative error. The forms were
simply not sent in time. Those involved have everv right
to be furious. The situation should not have occurred
We trust that every effort will be made through the
registrar's office to see that every draft notice made be
cause of the error will be retracted.
Marilyn Hoegemeyer
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Poison Ivy
The real reason I'm writ
ing this column is in the
hope of getting some just
reward like a letter per
haps. I mean, really, when
I was a freshman in t h e
dorm I didn't mind too
much not getting any let
ters, after all my roomie
didn't get any letters either.
We just shrugged it off to
having illiterate friends. Oh,
sure, once in awhile my
roomie would get a bro
chure from the WAVES and
I'd occasionally get a pam
phlet from the Army (need
less, to say this was quite
a blow to my ego), but they
didn't take the place of a
real letter. I'd sure fake a
lot. though I'd read it in
tently, carefully hiding the
soldier's picture on the
front, and lau' at the con
tents (I always laugh at
that which I don't under
stand. I've found this es
pecially helpful when I have
a prof who tells jokes. In
fact. I find myself laughing
quite a bit in class. )
But, nevertheless, I'd trot
down to the mailbox daily
and find nothing. I knew be
forehand that it would be
empty, but it had gotten to
be one of those terrible
habits like getting up in the
morning and not stepping
on cracks. If anyone was
standing near my empty
mailbox. I'd muster a smile
and say, "My roomie must
have already gotten our
mail." Of course, my
roomie used the same line
when she went to the mail
box. This worked out quite
well, until one day we
showed up at the mailbox
at the same time the se
cret was out and our repu
tations were shot.
Everywhere we went, and
we only traveled together,
now. there were cliques
laughing, pointing, heckling
us. This taste system had
its advantages, of course. I
lost weight because I could
no longer run into the ('rib
for a Coke.
Finally, the proper au
thorities received word of
our wanton misuse of the
mailbox and gave us warn
ing that unless we received
some mail soon our mail
Mr. Abram E. Manell, Foreign Service Officer will be on campus
October 5 to discuss career opportunities.
A film, "The Unending Struggle," depicting the work of the
Service, will be shown. See your Placement Advisor.
box would be given to some
one who had a boyfriend
overseas or an overzealous
In a frantic attempt to
save ourselve?. my roomie
and I tore out coupons,
ripped off box tops and sent
for every free sample in
sight. But to no avail even
the great American econom
ic system failed us. We were
truly mailless.
Glumly, I went over to
Student Health to have the
combination "36 left, 32
right, 36 left." removed
that I had had tatooed
counter clockwise around
my navel. In a desperate
suicide attempt my roomie
ate some dorm food.
For the remainder of the
year I kept myself busy
dodging the carrier pigeons
that were forever trying to
drop sundry trivia on my
head (no, Clyde, Sundry
trivia is not a nice way of
saying what you are think
ing). Yes, even admini had
failed us and had resorted
to carrier pigeons to send
us our downs, campus no
tices, etc.
Today, I am desperately
trying to pick up the pieces
of my shattered life (and
also still dusting the pigeon
feathers off my clothes.)
but momentarily I have
solved my problem.
I joined a record club.
No longer do I have to
look into an empty pigeon
hole (with my deepest apol
ogies to the pigeons).
Monthly I get a colorful
catalogue in a plain brown
package, a record, and a
threatening letter from the
record club for nonpayment.
Speakers Ban Overruled
Columbus. Ohio (CPS) After months of protests
and debate, the Board of Trustees of Ohio State University
have altered their controversial speakers ban ruling.
Under the change in the ruling, all recognized OSU
organizations will be able to invite the speakers they
want to campus as long as their faculty adviser approves.
This means administrative approval of controversial
.speakers will no longer be necessary.
The nine-member Board of Turstees approved the
change in the 14-year-old ruling by a four to three vote.
Two members of the board were absent. A new member
of the board voted in favor of the change.
Phase IV
By Roger A. Elm
The Nebraska Union Talks
and Topics Committee, un
der the enlightened leader
ship of chairman Liz Ait
ken, has promised to bring
to the campus a number of
interesting and vital speak
ers. Another project the
committee has suggested is
the beginning of a 'Hyde
Park' forum, to be held in
the lounge of the nion.
The idea behind a 'Hyde
Park' forum is to make
possible a sounding board
for student and faculty
opinion. The original Hyde
Park is a small park in the
middle of London, Eng
land, where for centuries,
speakers, talking on any
topic that concerns them,
have been able to publicly
air their views without fear
of slander charges.
The basis of any open
forum is ideas and people to
present them. The only other
thing that must be present
is the lack of any Adminis
tration censorship of sub
jects or speakers, but cen
sorship in the form of stu
dent rebuttals is a necessary
and desirable thing that
w ill make this open discus
lion a useful intellectual ex- j
The slate of speakers sug
gested by the committee
certainly are a departure
from the sometimes dull,
usually bland variety that
have been presented in the
Herbert Aptheker is t h e
leading theorist of the
American Communist Party
and on the staff of the
Center for Marxist Studies
in New York.
Now Is Not The Time
Dear Madam:
I wonder just how many
students have thoughtfully
evaluated the question of
homecoming displays. The
Innocents Society made the
first move in discouraging
the tradition by no longer
offering the awards cus
tomarily given for the best
displays. The Innocents
have shown their disapprov
al and being a respected
group on campus, I dare
say have influenced others.
Next, the living units voted
to determine whether they
wanted to build as in the
past, not to build, or to sup
port a new idea. ". . . al
most all women's living
units indicated that they de
sired to build . . " but
". . 15 of the 27 men's
living units said they neith
er wanted to build nor to
consider another plan." Of
course this is only approxi
mately two thirds of the
living units; why should that
carry any weight?
The annual Homecoming
displays are the only real
public relations we have
with the Lincoln community
and the rest of the Nebras
ka public. Consequently,
we are not just participat
ing for selfish reasons but
for the good of the s t a t e.
Nebraska, you've heard so
often since Sports Illus
trated got hold of us, has
finally been "put on t h e
map," and this is good for
the public; it raises morale
along with spirit, while
Fulton Lewis. Jr.. Is well
known to most all of us, and
is a noted news commenta
tor. Paul Goodman, a radical
democratic socialist, is on
the staff of the Institute for
Policy Studies in Washing
ton, D.C. He opposes the war
in Viet Nam and stood in
favor of the students in the
Berkley demonstrations.
Governor George Wallace
needs little or no introduc
tion. He is the present Gov
ernor of Alabama and is a
vocal segregationist.
Victor Reisel is a crusad
ing labor columnist who was
blinded by acid thrown by
union hoodlums.
Mario Savio was the most
publicized leader of the
Free Speech Movement on
the Berkley campus last
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increasing a healthy patrio
tism for the state. This is
not exactly the ideal year to
let up on traditional spirit,
nor, for that matter, to tam
per with it at all. How much
time do those ball players
spend working for you? This
is just going to be another
thorn in the side of a state
who is losing all her young
The problem is partly
that Kosmet Klub falls en
tirely to close to Homecom
ing. True, but if the "no"
voting men's living units
would re-adjust their think
ing they would certainly sea
that manpower has in
creased and if everyone
would do his part the KK
crutch would crumble (KK
could select a better date
in the future, incidentally).
And the money! Homecom
ing displays are just for
fun, yes, but it's for the
alums and the rest of Ne
braska. God love 'em; we
need 'em. How in the heck
much do you suppose it
costs to maintain a foot
ball team (the root of all
this evil anyway)? Today
we are constantly hearing
publicity to push "Nebras
kaland" and yet we are
trying to destroy the small
part we do as the largest
body in Nebraska. Can you
think of a more spirited,
well-directed, and friendly
way of tying a bond between
Nebraska and its largest in
stitution of learning?
Jeannie Langford, Senior
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