The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 17, 1966, Page Page 2, Image 2

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University benefactor Ralph S. Mueller
left a memorable legacy.
A University Foundation spokesman said
that Mueller donated a total of $158,000 re
cently to the University. His other gifts
include, the carillon tower, the planetarium,
and a number of museum exhibits.
We are saddened by his death.
But we feel that the University will re
member Mr. Mueller, and men like him, who
support the University. We will remember
Mr. Mueller, not only because of the visible
evidence of his support, but because of the
spirit of his concern for the University that
promoted his gifts.
Mr. Mueller is one of many University
of Nebraska graduates who have remem
bered their alma mater after graduation,
and even after leaving the state.
The support which these men give the
Student Senate yesterday increased its
power governing campus organizations by
altering the procedure of approving con
stitutions of new organizations.
Now, organizations whose constitutions
have been returned will have up to 60
days to rewrite them or must cease to
function as an organization for one year.
The purpose behind the restriction is
to "encourage them (organizations) to re
vise and return their constitutions," ac
cording to Karen Westerburg, who intro
duced the motion.
We feel that what the Senate is
hoping to accomplish, that is, revision
and return of constitutions, is neces
sary. However, we find the year re
striction unnecessarily harsh.
The threat of suspension
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Poor Bill Moyers I
(Editor's Note: The fol
lowing article was written
by Dave Delcour and was
printed In the Colorado
Bill Moyers has, if anyone
does, a claim to the title of
most frustrated man in the
world. You see, Bill Moyers
is a front organization for
the President.
Of course, all presidential
press secretaries have been
more or less, mere lip men
to their presidents, although
it is true some of the more
notable press secretaries
have had some say in po
licy planning.
Nevertheless, Bill Moyers,
as spokesman for Lyndon
Johnson, has more room to
grumble than have had the
others. His problem stems
from a basic tenet of the
administration's policy to
ward the relationship be
tween the executive branch
and the press.
The tenet is simple: The
public is entitled to all the
news that reflects favorably
upon the administration's
political expansion, is en
titled not be lied to when the
news does not shed light of
a possible partisan nature,
and is entitled to be kept un
informed when the news is
Thus, when the President
decides that once again, he
has made a mistake that
will cost millions of dollars,
or hundreds of lives, it Is
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A Loss to NU
Constitution Approval
of a group's
Bill Moyers who must go out
and face the press.
Typically what he will do :
is: 1) deny that there was
any mistake at all; 2) say
the mistake was due to
some congressman or other
lesser personality crossing
the mandate of the Presi
dent; 3) say the President
is aware of the problem and
is studying it; 4) say that
the new policy (whatever it
is) is clear and should need
no further explanation; and
5) say that any questioning
on the issue is an infringe
ment of the executive pre
rogative. Thus, leading questions
from the press on the key Is
sues of the day tend to force
the President's hand and he
consequently loses some of
the latitude which he feels
he needs.
Syndicated columnist Jo
seph Alsop, who has obvious
ly forfeited any future White
House exclusive story
rights, has suggested that
the President is not exactly
lying to the people. Rather,
says Alsop, he is creating
a myriad of unfacts, those
in turn being compared to
the people of the Soviet Un
Glancing through the
pages of the Rag last week,
I saw by the host of pin
nings and engagements that
the recent spring-like weath
er and that little character
with the red bow and arrow
really took their toll.
Rings, pins and whispered
words of fatal commitment
were flying all over the
place. Apparently lots of
college men finally decided
that they had found THE
one who accepted them for
what they really were and
apparently a lot of girls de
cided that they' had finally
found an appropriate hunk
of clay to mold into the man
of their dreams.
At any rate, a lot of peo
pie got together and it does
my heart good to see that
a modern mid-western
American university such
as ours is fulfilling one of
its main functions. Some
people around here contest
that this is the university's
primary function, but I am
still somewhat of a con
servative at heart, (aren't
business manager
Thursday, Feb. 17, 1966
University speaks well not only for the In
stitution which educated them, but also for
the men themselves.
They receive praise for their interest
too infrequently. Often, no one knows of the
support given by men like Mr. Mueller, ex
cept those handling the donations.
We would like to thank University alum
ni, who, like Mr. Mueller, remember the
University after they have left it. We appre
ciate their interest and support.
There are 15,000 students on this cam
pus. We hope among them is another Mr.
Across the quiet campus float the twi
light notes of an evening song, a carillon
song. An elegy, we feel, for a man who
remembered well the roots of his dreams.
activities might encourage it to meet Sen
ate requirements for constitutional approv
al. But we feel the time provision
passed by the senators would have been
fairer on a semester basis.
Admittedly, most groups could con
ceivably revise and return their constitu
tions within 60 days. A situation could
arise, however, where more time might
be needed due to the complexity of revi
sion needed.
We hope that because the sena
tors have seen fit to impose a 60 day
deadline, with a one year restriction
of activity if the deadline is not met,
that they will be lenient to groups
who do, in fact, require some addi
tional time in making their constitu
tion meet Senate approval.
If the fact is not men
tioned by the President, not
. found .in some other way
by the press, and not leaked
by spouses of leading dip
lomats, it simply does not
exist and the President can
not be held responsible for
it or for its consequences.
Apparently the public can
expect there to be many
more unfacts in the future,
ranging in scope all the way
from stereo sets to peace
offers. Mr. Moyers might
as well have told us this re
cently when he held one of
his hem and haw sessions
with the press.
The President, rambles
Moyers, feels that the in
formal conferences in his
office serve the purpose of
informing the public better.
Better for whom? Hardly
the votes who are unable
to witness the absolute con
trol of news that takes place
in the President's office.
Yes, Bill Moyers has good
reason to be dejected. It
must be very depressing to
have the mouth that covers
the mistakes of the Presi
dent and deprives voters of
their only meaningful way
of evaluating the President.
we all) and I maintain that,
subtle as they may be, there
are other duties that the
school tries to accomplish.
Yet I am faced with a
good argument. The opposi
tion points out that the
whole social structure here
is geared toward that one
objective and admittedly the
paper seems to provide
plenty of evidence.
Furthermore, I tend to
agree with those who say
the university directly sup
ports the boy meet girl pol
icy by maintaining two gen
eral campus social centers,
the student union and the li
brary. The student union pro
vides an excellent atmos
phere for the casual ac
quaintance or first coke
date type but as one gets
more serious, one finds it
is too public.
That is where the cam
pus library comes in. (they
don't call it Love Library
for nothing). If Romeo
turns out to be too cheap
to take Juliet to the local
drive-in, he can always take
her to the semi-privacy of
the library, much to the dis
Being a compendium of farce, absurdity and
comment, selected arbitrarily by the Edi
tor . . .
Shades of Yesteryear
No doubt all of us are thrilled with
the idea of Batman on TV. However, one
must not forget some of our old-time fav
orites like Bull-winkle, My Friend Flicka,
Leave It to Beaver, Sky King, Lassie and
Bugs Bunny that are still on TV.
I'm sure we can all remember getting
up at 7 on Saturday morning and watch
ing the test pattern for half an hour while
we had breakfast.
(Rit Reporter)
The Colorado State University Collegian
carries an advice to the love-lorn column
named "Down the Path with Aspasia Prim
rose." Some of Miss Primrose's Confidential
AWS Board is giving cam
pus women a chance to put
their time and energy where
their mouths have been.
Strangely enough, few appli
cations have been received . . .
More men may be burning
the midnight oil this Spring
studying for a very final,
final ... the draft test.
may of the unfortunate dull
hearts who wander in there
and attempt to study or
One never realizes just
how dull chemistry prob
lems can really be until
one tries to work them in a
library carrel with Johnny
and Suzy making out in the
adjoining carrel. The whis
pering and giggling alone
are enough to shatter con
centration. So you abandon the carrel
and try the reading rooms
instead. Have you ever tried
to read Othello while a pair
of pigeons sit at the table
across from you and coo to
each other? Impossible!
Even when you walk out
Into the corridor for a clg
arete, you find that It re
sembles the front walk of
Pound Hall minutes before
All this is just making it
that much harder for librar
ians and janitors in the li
brary to keep their jobs. The
university is now insisting
that these people have de
grees in Sociology and sev
eral good references as
competent chaperones.
Buy Your H.f.S.
to readers might make you wonder. Consid
er this one:
"Confidentially, Fred, I'd say you wast
ed a pack of cigarettes and a perfectly good
bottle of wine."
From the Don't It Beat All Department:
Got up this morning at 9:05 to get ready
for my 9:30 class. (It takes me six hours
to get ready for class, but this class
normally necessitates seven.)
Well, I hiked down to the social science
building . . . charged into the classroom
. . . only to be greeted by the blackboard,
which read . . . "No class today."
Needless to say, I stayed anyway, and
took my best notes of the semester. You
see there was this couple in the next room
In an editorial in yesterday's Daily Ne
braskan, we got our wires crossed. The flag
taken from the Union was not a United
States flag it was a Nebraska flag. Sorry
About That!
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Lincoln Police
Dear Editor,
Today while downtown I
received a parking ticket
from the super efficient Lin
coln Police Department.
Thirty minutes prior I had
carefully plunked 5c into the
parking meter and then
went to Bishops for lunch.
I rushed through my lunch,
at all times keeping my
eyes on my watch.
Exactly 25 minutes after
putting the money in the
meter I started back to my
car. Just as I arrived at the
corner two things happened:
1) I noticed a police offi
cer pull up to my car and
2) the light changed to red
thus preventing my cross
ing the street (who wants
a walking ticket?).
As soon as the light
changed I ran across the
street just in time to see
the policeman place the
ticket under my wipers.
When I explained the situa
tion to him he shrugged his
shoulders and said there was
nothing" he could do.
Down at the police sta
tion when I explained my
story an officer told me
"you had better start back
to you car at an earlier time
and allow for red lights."
Have you ever noticed
the literally hundreds of
Lincoln police stalking the
streets looking for an ille
gally parked car? When
he or she sees one their
eyes positively light up
yet I'm sure that they're
only doing their jobs.
Never in my life, and I've
been to all the major cities
in the U.S. have I seen so
many traffic officers with so
much equipment doing so
My personal observation
is that if the Lincoln Police
Department spent only half
as much on crime preven
ts as they do on giving a
car a parking ticket they
would be the best law en
forcers in the entire state;
indeed in the entire country.
Housing Problem
Dear Editor,
Last week at the ASUN
meeting I was happy to see
Terry Schaaf bring home a
1 o n g-standing University
problem to light.
My family was an AFS
American family back in
my high school days. In this
way I was able to get a
needs, problems, and re
sponses of the foreign stu
dent. It is beyond belief that
such deplorable housing con
ditions were at first allowed
and then continued without
University intervention.
There must be some great
stories going around the
world about the "housing
problem" in Lincoln. These
students were given a real
education and initiation into
Nebraska hospitality.
It would be nice to think
that the University would
automatically correct this
idea which it has neglected
for so long. However, if this
is not the case it seems
the only other alternative
would be to get a little ex
tra publicity through TV,
I for one would like to
know who the owners of
these "living units" are, at
the risk of being held for li
bel of course.
The filing away of Ter.
ry's fine report in that
"Confidential" waste bas
ket would be a monumental
Jim DeMars
AWS Elections
Dear Editor,
Women on campus this
past semester have been
voicing their opinions
about the liberalization of
AWS regulations. However,
a great majority of these
women are ignorant of the
structure of AWS and have
not indicated a desire o
participate actively as
members of this legislative
board. Now is the time to do
more than complain.
On Friday, February 18th.
and Saturday, February
19th the AWS Board will be
interviewing women stu
dents who are interested in
running in the AWS elec
tions. This year the AWS Board
has revised its election sys
tem in order to havr a more
equal representation of the
women students. The only
requirement is that a wom
an must have a 2.3 accumu
lative average. The applica
tion deadline has been ex
tended to 12 noon on Fri
day, February 18.
On behalf of the AWS
Board, I urge women stu
dents to accept their respon
sibility in the tradition of de
mocracy by taking the time
and effort to go through
AWS interviews.
Lynne Irish
AWS Elections Chairman
Paper Applauded
Dear Editor,
As an NU graduate and
former Daily Nebraskan
staff worker I wish to con
gatulate you on the Daily
Nebraskan that I have seen
so far this semester.
It looks to me like you are
really doing a professional
journalism job.
As I am sure you realize,
your circulation and respon
sibility as an editor exceeds
that of many local news
papers in towns throughout
the state, considering you
have about 16,000 studen's
to speak for and keep in
formed. These first few issues
show me that you recogniza
this responsibility.
John Hoerner
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