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Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirkman,
Page 2
"This is a huge step for us," a mem
ber of AWS Board said after the senior
key system was passed unanimously.
Indeed it is. It is the second major
step taken by AWS this year toward lib
eralization of women's hours. The first
was taken last semester, with the liber
alization of freshmen hours.
Alongside the "huge step" AWS
made yesterday, is another step a
step not taken, and a step that lies
next on the ladder of AWS considera
tion. AWS could have taken that step yes
terday, but a majority (11 to 7) of the
Board members voted it down. The step:
keys for University women 21 and over,
which would give juniors over 21 the privi
lege (or is it a right?) of a key.
Barb Beckman, a candidate for AWS
president, moved to amend the key mo
tion to read "seniors and those 21." The
amendment did not pass.
Those who opposed the amendment ap
parently did so because "we have to con
sider the practical (administrative prob
lems of the key system) as well as the
principle inolved," as one member put
It is interesting to note who
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I To All Those
If you are against the war
. in Viet Nam stop! This is
'. not for you. Save your eyes
and read something else.
This is only to be read by
those concerned. I am not
begging or pleading for
your help, but if you are
willing to give your help on
your own free will, you may
be doing yourself a favor
as well as for the soldiers
in Viet Nam.
It seems as though the
biggest fear in Viet Nam is
the fear of lack of support
from back here at home.
This can clearly be seen in
the following letter received
from an American soldier
just recently. (This letter
was only one of 60 which
was written to one girl who
wrote a letter to Viet Nam.)
Dear Karolyn:
I read your letter in the
Army Reporter and decided
to drop a note.
I've been in Viet Nam for
nine months now and I can
tell you without any doubt
that if I could go back now
and change things as far as
my coming over here is
concerned, I wouldn't. This
has been the most uncom
fortable nine months I've
ever lived. I've slept in rain
with rats running across
me, filled sandbags in 100
degree plus weather, and
sat in trenches watching the
Another Viewpoint
(Editor's Note: The fol
lowing was written by Rog
er Ebert and printed in the
Daily Illinl.)
A few weeks ago the
Chicago Daily News ran a
story from Cape Town
headlined "An Incident of
Apartheid. ' The story, as
it went, was a simple one
of right and wrong.
A colored man got aboard
a bus for whites only and
took a seat. The conductor
accosted him, demanding to
know if he hadn't seen the
sign on the front of the bus.
The colored man, tears run
ning down his cheeks, ex
plained that he had not
read the sign because he
was blind.
This incident could have
taken place In almost any
S-"th African city and
possibly it did, although the
whole episode bears a sus
picions touch of the maul
din. But there Is only one
South African city where it
probably would not have
taken place, and that, of
course, is Cape Town, the
only city where the buses
are still generally In
tegrated. It li easy to write a story
of good versus evil and
dateline It Cape Town. But
what such stories miss is
ine contusing amoiguiiy 01
South Africa as it really is.
The mental anguish caused
by an actual situation,
A Huge Step For
Concerned . . .
A Way To Help
local fireworks, scared out
of my mind.
I see women and children
fight over garbage we throw
away and I've seen a Viet
namese woman eating mold
ridden bread because that's
all she had.
I have seen a lot and now
I'm glad I did because it
gave me an enlarged in
sight as to what the world
is like and the problems it
faces. I spend more money
each month on booze, ci
garettes and the like than
they make in a year in most
As far as the "protest
marches" and. others go, I
feel sorry for them. They
don't realize it yet, but
they're doing more good
than bad and it's showed in
the letters and packages
sent to us troops from sup
porters. Let them march from
Boston to L.A. and let them
yell all the way. We've seen
both ends of the cobra
here and we know we're
right in hunting it down. If
I didn't live to be 20 next
month or so because some
VC managed to find the
means to stop me, I could
honestly say I died for a
good cause.
I'm going to have to butt
out now. Show this to some
of your college friends if
you wish.
Thank you for your show
A Long Bus Ride In South Africa, A Sad Tale
where r i e h t and wrons
shade off into a disturbing
middle ground, is more
tragic than tales of blind
men with tears in their
Here, for example, is a
true story. Four months
after it happened I still do
not know whether I and my
friends were right or wrong,
or what we should have
done instead.
The city of Cape Town
runs right around Table
Mountain, with the exclu
sive Sea Point area and
Clifton Beach on one side,
and the "southern suburbs"
of Observatory, Ronde
bosch, Rosebanic, Mowbray
and so on strung out along
Main Road on the other
The buses on the southern
suburb side of Cape Town
are almost always inte
grated. When they pass
through the city and into
Sea Point, however, con
ductors usually flip down
little signs which designate
points X and Y on the down
stairs level. The upper level
remains integrated. Below,
the whites sit in front of
point Y, the seats between
X and Y are for all races,
and the seats behind point
X are for non-whites only.
The conductors are usual
ly Afrikaaners, poor whites
promised by the system of
Job reservation under apar
theid that, having sunk so
business manager
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Wednesday, March 2, 1966
opposed keys for women over 21.
The senior class (five present, one ab
sent) voted as a bloc against the
amendment. They were joined by Di
ane Smith, a candidate for AWS presi
dent. Pam Hedgecock and Barb Beckman,
the other two candidates for president,
voted for the amendment.
We wonder if the seniors, who were
greatly concerned with the "administra
tive aspects" of orientating juniors to the
key system as they turn 21, weren't also
concerned with keeping the key system a
senior privilege.
We question that a key system for
those who are 21 should be a privilege.
Can it not be a right, such as voting, or
drinking, entering into legal contracts, etc.,
are at 21? We would think so.
The step that AWS must make next
year keys for women who are 21 may
seem a small one to some present AWS
Board members.
In comparison with the step they
made yesterday, we would probably
agree. We applaud the move that AWS
made yesterday. It was a move to
ward sensibility in the system of wom
en's hours at the University of Ne
braska. We look forward to future
steps by the new AWS Board.
of concern. Unfortunately
too many Americans don't
do so even if they are wrong
like our marcher friends.
Belated Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year.
A few girls here at the
University have shown that
they care and are willing to
help. As a result they have
received letters and pic
tures plus an unwritten
"Thank God someone does
care," from the soldier him
self. If you w nt to help and
show those who are support
ing you that you are return
ing their support write:
An American Soldier or
U.S. Army & Air Forces
Viet Nam
quarters San Francisco, Calif.
APO 96307
An American Sailor or
U.S. Navy Sc Marines
VietN m
CO Chief, Navy Section
U.S. MAAG Headquarters
San Francisco, Calif.
APO 143
Mary Lu Thomas
low, they will sink no lower.
In general they are good
sorts, indifferent to infringe
ments of the complicated
seating rules. It hardly ev
er happens that a rider
must stand because the
only empty seats are in the
"wrong" section. And in the
southern suburbs, of course,
the apartheid signs are al
most never used.
One Friday night I double-dated
with Stan Seibert,
one of the active liberal stu
dents at the University. We
got on board with our dates
in Rondebosch.
At the next stop, a very
old African man got on
board. He wore a patch over
one eye, and, as is usual
in this country of gross
economic inequality, was
dressed shabbily. He took
an empty seat near us in
the front of the bus. It was
evident that he was a regu
lar commuter, possibly re
turning home from his day's
work as a garden "boy."
A few minutes later the
conductor came down from
the upper level, sold us our
tickets, and then saw the
African. The conductor had
a look about him which we
later remembered as fan
atic. What does that mean?
I don't know: there was an
expression in his eye that
cannot be translated into
He immediately grabbed
the old man by his coat and
shook him, asking what in
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Being a compendium of farce, absurdity,
and comment, selected arbitrarily by the
Editor. . .
Historical Note of the Day: In 1937, in
Samoa, attack of the Giant Platypus. (It
is not known what was attacked.)
Seems there's a lot of Help Weeks for
pledges going on around campus. That's
the time when all good pledges come to
the aid of their actives.
We asked several pledges if they were
really having a Help Week. The reply,
"Aw, hell."
Nebraska has finally made a name for
itself in another campus daily paper. The
Daily Kansan ran an editorial entitled
"We Need a Bitch-in." It began:
"The University of Colorado, the Uni
versity of Nebraska, East Carolina Col
lege they all have one. Nebraska calls it
a Hyde Park forum, the other two call
it a 'Bitch-in.'"
After hearing some of the talk at our
Hyde Park forum, we wonder if Nebras
ka shouldn't change its name to conform
with the other schools.
Words can have a funny twist some
times. Take the words pro and con. If
they are opposite in meaning, where does
that leave progress and Congress?
The Xavier News of Xavier Univer
sity (Cincinnati, Ohio) reminded its stu
dents :
"Remember the first 'wet mixer' to
night in the armory at 8. Only college
hell a bloody kaffir was
doing sitting in the white
section, couldn't he read,
etc., etc. We noticed for the
first time that this conduc
tor had exercised his op
tion to flip down the apar
theid signs on the southern
side of Cape Town.
The African protested
feebly, obviously confused.
Of ourse he had not looked
for the signs. Stan and I
stood up and told the con
ductor to take his hands
off the old man. The con
ductor paid no attention to
us. We grasped the con
ductor's arms. He still gave
absolutely no indication
that he knew we were in
the bus.
This was perhaps typical:
as white persons, by defini
tion we agreed with his
views on race, and there
fore by definition we were
not interferring, ergo, we
were not there.
The conductor pulled the
old man to his feet, shouting
at him in Afrikaans. Stan,
who was bi-lingual, told me
the conductor was threaten
ing to throw the old man
off the bus. By this time all
of the other white passen
gers had turned In their
seats, and a lady was shout
ing "Shame, shame" at the
conductor, who remained
The non-whites In the
back of the bus remained
silent but tense. We told the
conductor the old maa had
coufisL swoon; would
a right to be on the bus
and that we would protest
to the company if there was
any trouble. Still without
acknowledging us, he left to
speak to the driver.
Then the old man got up
and said he was getting off
the bus. We told him not to.
A white passenger advised
us to let him off and save
trouble. We were both de
termined not to let the situa
tion ride. But the passenger
and the old man understood
the next step better than
we did: since the African
had "refused" to leave the
bus, he would not be pre
vented from getting off un
til we drew abreast of the
police station, where the
conductor would call police
aboard and charge him with
something who knows
The African obviously
would be better off leaving
the bus than faceing the
word of a white conductor
in South African police sta
tion. By now Sitan and I, and
our dates, realized that the
thing to do was get the man
off regardless of the con
sequences, since his dilem
ma was in large part our
fault. But now the conduce
tor and the bus driver re
fused to let us out. A group
of young colored men came
down from upstairs, under
stood the situation, and
helped us In creating a jam
around the door.
girls (or women) invited. I.D.'s will be
checked at the door. All the proceeds will
go toward more and cheaper events. The
first drink is on the house. Be there to get
yours drink that is."
We hear that the ASUN faculty evalu
ation committee has another problem with
the proposed faculty evaluation book. It
probably ties in with the ASUN poll on
student apathy.
Apparently students filled out only 3,
000 faculty evaluation questionnaires and
around 35,000 were printed. Which natural
ly leaves the committee in something of
a bind. . . not much to base their book on.
The senators will take up the problem at
the ASUN meeting this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Kansas State is jumping
on the evaluation book bandwagon. The
K-State Collegian editorializes: "If K-State
would set up a systematic student apprais
al of the faculty, the results would be an
investment in quality teaching here."
We would add, only if K-State students
differ markedly from students at Nebraska.
AWS aet up a few rules regarding the
campaigns for the three girls slated for
president. Rule Number Two reads, "Paid
publicity in the Rag will not be per
missible." We knew that Publications Board
could rule on our advertising policy, but
it's news to us that AWS has the same
authority. (Maybe AWS thinks the Daily
Nebraskan should dish out a little free
For the juniors who are 21, who will
not have keys next year, we're truly Sorry
About That!
"When the bus driver stop
ped to let some passengers
aboard, Stan squeezed un
derneath the arm of the
conductor and held the door
open. Then the whole mass
of us tumbled out onto the
sidewalk. The conductor,
outnumbered, got back on
The old man had disap
peared by the time we
sorted outselves out. The
ability to disappear quickly
is a survival technique. The
four of ns waited for the
next bus and got aboard.
We wrote a letter to the
bus company but never re
ceived a reply. We should
have protested the conduc
tor s behavior to the police
on the spot, of course, but
one grows cynical about
the good of making such a
complaint to the South Af
rican police. And so one
does not always follow
through, does not always
act as one should In prin
ciple. Apartheid is a monolith
against which four passen
gers on a bus are power
less, or so one tries to tell
oneself later, while ravel
ing out all of the com
plexities. But this is an
argument that rings hollow
in a country where old men,
half-blind, must sometimes
retain the technique to dis
appear on their own terms
rather than risk the terms
of their society.
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Picture, Drawing,
De Editor,
Regarding p. 2 of The Daily Nebraskan for February
24 1966-
' Please run a picture of Gale Pokorny so we'll all know
how to dress and look; - .T j .
Please run a schematic drawing of "A Law Student's"
mind and sensibility so we'll all know how to think and feel;
Please sponsor a competition for designs for a Student
Machine which will make us all more alike than laws, pol
icies, and social pressures already try to do.
D. Dunham
University Already 'Talking'
Dear Editor,
Who does BACK EAST think he is! Ozviously he is not
one of the "in" people at the University of Nebr. or he
would know that we're already "talking," and have been
for some time.
If he would spend less time in the East, he would find
out what the "in" people of Nebraska are dancing. I have
to agree that "talking" is the greatest but I don't have to
have an Easterner tell me. I am,
Not Behind the Times
'Police, Students Abuse Poet'
Dear Editor,
If I may be permitted to proliferate the already con
siderable number of letters inspired by the recent visit to
the University of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, I
would like to say a few words on behalf of the loyal Op
position. It is my belief that those students who availed them
selves of the opportunity of attending Mr. Ginsberg's read
ing were afforded a valuable contact with a man of great
personal holiness, kindliness, and charity.
If certain of the references contained in his poems of
fended the sensibilities of some members of the academic
community, this is perhaps attributable to the narrowness
of their sympathies, rather than to any improprieties in
Mr. Ginsberg's statements.
I consider the behavior of certain segments of the
audience (particularly during the opening prayers), who
were pleased to carry on loud private conversations, to
ridicule Mr. Ginsberg's religious beliefs, etc., interesting as
epitomizing the extremes of vulgarity and lack of man
ners, and as commenting on the open-mindedness and tol
erance of these students.
(One professor left the reading when he thought that
only prayers would be sung; he appears to prefer to re
main nameless. He should.)
Perhaps those students who have amused themselves
by heaping illiterate abuse on Mr. Ginsberg and his friends
are equalled in their essential cowardice and ill-breeding
only by the Lincoln Police, who turned out to welcome Mr.
Ginsberg to their fair city with a veiled threat; crashed
at least one private party with the intention of catching
Mr. Ginsberg in an "obscene" remark, so that he could be
arrested or ejected from the city; and surrounded the scene
of the Dangerous Two's reading, lest sedition run riot, in
nocence fall into ruin and anarchy stalk the land at noon
day. When two poets can be harassed by the police and
jeered by the supposedly educated, intelligent representa
tives of an institution of higher learning, for no other rea
son than that their style of dress and their social and
political ideas differ from those currently in fashion
among the Safe ninety five percent of the population, it is
perhaps time for a radical re-evaluation and reconstitu
tion of both the prevailing educational system, and the
foundations of the supporting society.
Terry t. Tilford
'New Faces' Congratulated
Dear Editor,
I should like to extend a most sincere congratulations
to the cast, crew and director of the New Faces produc
tion "La Gloria de La Manana."
Anyone who attended the play either last Saturday or
Sunday night will agree it was a magnificent perform
ance. However, more than the job done by these people,
the author, Larry Dobbins, deserves special thanks. His
play was one of the few I have seen, in which the author
was able to express his feelings and convey them so ade
quately to the audience.
Special interest was added with the inclusion of so
much of the Mexican life. But to any of his friends and
former students who attended, a special delight was given
in finding the author himself expressed in the characters
and philosophy of the play.
Regardless of the viewpoints of the audience, it was a
play which absorbed the watchers in the flow of emotions,
a very difficult thing to do and therefore giving all the
more merit to the play.
So, once again, I give my hearty congratulations to
the cast, crew, director and especially, to Larry Dobbins,
for a thought-provoking and outstanding play. Let us hope
that this "new face" in the theater will return again.
A Grateful Former Student
( Jusl Slightly Korrect)
Did you really know flhat
Nebraska is the most apa
thetic school in the nation?
Neither did anyone else un
til recently.
Spirit and interest along
with real excitement seem
to have been equated with
all the other "out" activities
such as SDS because they
are not part of the collegi
ate scene (or are they?)
Of course this isn't impor
tant . . .
Student Senate made a
valiant effort with their
resolution declaring a "Win
the Big Eight Week", b u t
while tbey do represent the
students, they cannot force
them to change their past
habits and ideals.
Would you believe that 75
students actually came to
the pep rally before last
night's K-State game?
Also Nebraska students
managed to return 3,000 of
the 35,000 faculty evaluation
questionnaires (almost 8!)
Just what is Nebraska
really Ilka . . .?
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