The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 16, 1966, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirkman, business manager
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Wednesday, March 16, 1966
A (Not Too Subtle) Hint
It sounds like there's hope on the tui
tion horizon for University students.
That is, if certain statements
, made by Clarence Swanson, chairman
of the Board of Regents, and State Sen
' ators Richard Marvel and George
Gerdes are any indication of what is go
ing to happen to tSie proposed "emer
... gency fee."
At the Regents meeting yesterday,
Swanson said that the Regents are con
cerned about a possible tuition increase,
and added that "We don't want to in
crease tuition."
Marvel and Gerdes, chairman and
vice chairman of the Legislature's Budg
et Committee, indicated that a special ses
sion of the Legislature is not the answer,
to funds needed by the University but
that a tuition increase is not, either.
All three men expressed willing
ness to determine some other source
than students' pocketbooks for the
needed monies, which are necessitated
by errors in budget requests by the
We hope that the concern shown by
these three men is indicative of the con
cern of all the Regents and members of
the Legislature's Budget Committee.
Gerdes has recommended that the Re
gents could temporarily authorize some
internal diversion of funds into the Uni
versity's instructional program from oth
er programs.
This seems to be a logical ans
wer to the problem if a legislative
session and tuition hike are ruled out.
The suggestion has been made that
the Regents temporarily reduce or
eliminate Regents' scholarships for
one year as an added source of money
for instruction. This too, is a possibili
ty that should be considered by the
We are pleased that people other
than students are concerned and oppose
a tuition increase. As Gerdes said, "the
tuition for students is already plenty
high." Thus other newsmen, faculty
members and parents have expressed op
position to the tuition.
We commend the ASUN commit
tee which studied the problem, and
then presented to the Regents a stu
dent "protest" of the most legitimate
kind. We feel this is truly representa
tive government.
And we thank others for joining with
students in condemnation of any raise in
tuition costs.
WTe hope that the Regents and
Legislature's Budget Committee will
take the (not too subtile) hint.
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lOverriiii By Critics ... 1
'Educators Must Change'
Bethany. W. Va. (I.P.V
Educators must change
with the times or find them
selves overrun by the cri
tics, according to Dr. Per
ry E. Gresham, president
of Bethany College.
"The educational admin
istrator is under heavy
bombardment," Dr. Gresh
am stated. "There is "the
steady fire of people who
write books" such as Dr.
James Bryant Conant and
"sustained sniping from the
less articulate."
Dr. Gresham is chairman
of the Commission on Col
'jges and Universities of
the North Central Assn. of
Colleges and Secondary
Schools, accrediting agency
for approximately 470 c o 1
leges and universities in 19
"The battle is joined be
t w e e n responsible peda
gogues and those who blast
away without much under
standing of the disciplines
of learning. The time has
come for responsible educa
tors to take the initiative
away from the biased, the
special interests, and the
i g i o r a n t attackers," Dr.
Greim said. He added:
"James Bryant Conant has
just found a way to imple
ment his recent proposal to
take educational policy
away from the people who
know most about it.
"At a recent Kansas City
meeting his idea of an 'In
terstate Compact for Edu
cation' was roundly ap
plauded by governors. Mr.
Conant's book .called 'Shap
ing Educational Policy'
was less than complimen
tary to the responsible peo
ple who administer our
schools," Dr. Gresham said.
"What is needed, accord
ing to my view, is to dis
credit the accrediting agen
cies, increase the effective
ness of the state education
al authorities, and see to
it that the state brings
about an integration of the
views of the state teaching
association, the professors
of education, the academic
professors, and the laymen."
Dr. Gresham said that
these and "other remarks
in his book are not merely
biased, but some are in com
plete error with regard to
patent facts. Mr. Conant's
naive faith in state com
missions to improve educa
tion is hardly justified by
the evidence. The patient
enlightened leadership
of professional educators
enjoys a worthy record of
accomplishment," he added.
And so I moved off cam
pus. I soon learned that
pork 'n' beans don't neces
sarily have pork in 'em, and
you can't fry frozen ham
burger and bananas don't
belong in the fridge.
But that's all beside the
point, because this one is
about events of Sunday
I was awakened early by
the songbirds outside my
window. (The only birds I
ever saw from the fifth floor
of Gather Hall were buz
zards searching for field
mice and carrion in A r e a
Two.) Since it was so nice,
I decided to go to church at
9 instead of waiting until my
customary 11 o'clock ven
ture. Re-arriving at the home
stead, I was contendedly
perusing the funnies when
came a knock at yon door,
my first caller.
"I'm John Doe and this is
my little boy, Jackie."
"Have you ever stopped to
consider what horrible shape
the world is in these days?"
"Yeah." (Every time the
mail comes.)
"Jackie and I were just
noticing how much comfort
you can get from reading
the Bible. You should try it
and find solace in the word."
(Herein let it be inter
jected that I am not com
pletely ignorant of the sub
ject myself; I am an under
stander and a colleague of
Bible appreciators.)
(I'm pretty tough on Bible
questions in Quiz Bowl, too.)
"Here for instance," John
Doe continued. "L i s t e n."
Whipping out a dog-eared
Bible, he began stammaring
through a few psalms and
prophecies and parables.
I wonder why he thought
I was wearing a suit at 10
o'clock on Sunday morning
... I certainly wasn't on
the way to one of Lincoln's
sin-filled night clubs.
But I didn't want to be
cynical because the poor
guy was trying and probably
getting a real good psycho
logical boost out of saving
me, so I nodded occasionaly
and interjected a periodic
"Yeah?" All the while,
Jackie was looking at his
father with all kinds of pride
radiating out, so I felt kind
of good for not slamming
the door in his face.
But John Doe went on and
on (I waited in vain for him
to read something I knew by
heart so I could tell him how
it ended.) After some time I
got to noticing that his vari
ous verses didn't seem to fit
well into his overall argu
mentas a matter of fact,
he would have been more ef
fective reading a newspaper.
So I said: "Mr. Doe, I ap
preciate and understand
what you are trying to do.
I have just returned from
the church of my choice (he
lighted up) and have been
considering these very con
cepts. But I do have an ap
pointment" "Oh certainly," John Doe
said. "You understand. You
are one of us."
"Thanks for stopping by."
"Glad to be aboard."
"Good-bye, Jackie."
Now that was all right. But,
a minute later as I carried
my garbage out, I heard the
dynamic duo talking to the
lady in the next apartment.
"I'm Jackie Doe, and this
is my beloved father, John."
"Have you ever stopped
to consider what horrible
shape the world is in these
"My beloved father and I
were just noticing how much
comfort you can find from
reading the Bible. You
should try it and find solace
in the word."
I shuddered, for two rea
sons. First, I was disgusted
that John Doe should stoop
to using me for a test bal
loon for his kid. I can hear
him before he knocked on
my door: "Now watch me,
Jackie, I'll show you how to
handle these sinners."
The other shuddering
thought was what Brunhilda
would do to the kid the min
ute she realized what he was
This column has no ending
except: I wonder how many
minds this guy and his kid
and their kind have changed
in all the years of Sunday
morning door-to-door cru
Roses are RED,
Violets are blue,
We were just wondering
The same about you.
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Sorry About Thatl
Being a compendium of farce, absurdity
and comment, selected arbitrarily by the
Editor . . .
Historical Note of the Day: In 298.753
B.C., Oog Jow says the first word, has
his mouth washed out with soap.
Historical Note of Last Sunday: The
only time Andy Taube has been applauded
in Student Senate when he walked in the
special ASUN meeting late to make a
Ode Revisited
Spring is spring,
The grass is riz,
Now I wonder
Where Mortar Boards is.
"Consider the problem facing a ro
mantic couple strolling across the cam
pus, looking for a place to sit down and
enjoy the late evening air. The univer
sity's benches are busy. Where does this
leave young romantics?"
(A question posed by the K-State Col
legianand we could venture a guess. K-
State might as well solve the problem
like Nebraska install an Area 2.)
A tw ist on the usual "get out the vote"
campaign was used by the Colorado Daily,
who bannered the headline: "Is God
dead? Decide Tonight!"
We'll be anxious to hear what the CU
students decide.
From the Ain't It the Truth Depart
ment: "Several Iowa State Students will be
attending a conference to discuss the
problems of large universities this week
end. They will probably have to spend
three hours looking for a parking space,
half a day registering for the conference,
two hours in the line for lunch, and three
in line to pay their parking tickets."
Iowa State Daily.
From the It Won't Ever Happen Again
Department: Skipped an hour exam
yesterday. (Well, you see, sir, I asn't
feeling well . . .) I was all ready to jot
down the questions in my handy little
notebook, when I got the word test post
poned until today. I'm Sorry About That!
Anolher Vieicpoint j
1 Yetta's Running! (
(Editor's Note: The Daily
Nebraskan, like the Daily
Utah Chronicle, has been
requested by Yetta to sup
port her. We have to agree
that her platform sounds
The next presidential elec
tion is only two and a half
years away, and in the
ranks of the Republican
Party rumblings are being
felt as a way is sought to
make up for the disastrous
loss of 1964. Will Nixon run?
Does Romney look good?
How about Lindsay? No one
knows who will finally end
up carrying the GOP ban
ner. But in one party the ques
tion has been settled, the
platform has been written,
the campaign song has been
composed and the feelers
ae out for national support.
Yes, friends, Yetta Bron
itein will run for President
again in 1968. Yetta, you
may remember, ran in 1964
nnder the banner of the
Best Party. Her campaign
slogan was and is 'Watch
thing! get betta with Yet
ta." Her platform is simple
but complete. It is (I)
lowering the voting age to
18, (2) better government,
(3) floridation, (4) National
Bingo, (5) sex education,
(6) stronger government.
In a recent "Open Letter
to the College Students of
America," Mrs. Bronstein
gave her reasons why stu
dents should vote for her.
To quote from the letter:
"I urge you to vote for
me and help put a mother
in the White House. I prom
ise to run this great coun
same way I run my home.
"Think of all the things
your mother did for you: the
feeding, changing, washing,
ironing, telling bedtime
stories, lying for you, cry
ing for you . . . everything
to make you big and strong.
Now you can pay her back
by putting me in office. 'I
will represent all your
mothers and act in their be
half for you."
Mrs. Bronstein is looking
for workers on the nation's
campuses. She says if you
are popular and can make
fast friends, she needs you.
She is available to speak to
clubs, meetings and discus
sions by long distance phone
as long as she doesn't have
to pay the phone bill, and
you should contact her by
postcard, not collect call.
Since we already know
who the Democrat's candi
date will be and the Re
publicans are still playing
footsie, we hereby threw all
our tentative support behind
Yetta Bronstein. She'll be
worth her weight in gold in
foreign affairs alone. After
all, who'd dare talk back to
a mother?
Having declared ourselves
for the Best Party and
mother Yetta, we ask you
to keep the following things
in mind for the next couple
of years:
Remember to take a
pencil to the polls so you
can write her name in.
Don't mis-mark your
ballot and spoil your vote
for Yetta.
Remember how many
politicians in the past have
cited love of mother as
proof of their patriotism.
I C AMr U b
YD Statement 'Clarified'
Dear Editor,
Wayne Kreuscher, in his March 11 column "If I Were
King" made several statements concerning the Young
Democrats which should be clarified somewhat. I can, first
of all, not agree with him when he says that the news
"can't help but at least look pro-Republican" simply be.
cause good, accurate news reporting should not be, nor
ever appear to be, partisan.
He further states that" ... It has not been unusual
in the past for a reporter to call as many as six people
in trying to find some information." My suggestion is,
simply stated, perhaps the right person should be called
the first time!
A complete list of officers for all campus-chartered or.
ganizations mav be obtained in the Activities Center, Ne.
braska Union. We also have a mail box at the Nebraska
Union main dek which is checked three times each day,
via which we can always be quickly contacted. Besides
this' we have an office in room 346 of the same building.
In view of these facts, it would appear that the in.
ability of Daily Nebraskan reporters to reach us for com
ments may have been a result of negligence or poor plan,
ning on their part.
At another point, Mr. Kreuscher asserts that our
publicity notices have sometimes consisted of "... a half
scribbled, non-readable scrap of paper with a few re.
marks on it . . ." which were ". . . thrown down on the Ne.
braskan's news desk." I'm not sure what a half-scribbled
scrap of paper Is, but perhaps I can best answer to this
charge by relating several experiences with the Daily Ne
braskan during the first semester.
On two occasions, we gave adequate advance notice
to the Daily Nebraskan concerning upcoming meetings
and speakers only to find that the articles which ap.
peared were grossly under-sized (two column-inches). We
were informed by the then-editor (who shall remain name
less!) that this occurred because of lack of space in those
Our priority on space should be quite apparent.
On another occasion when U.S. Congressman Clair
Callan was to speak, we supplied the telephone number
and asked the Nebraskan to telephone his Lincoln office
for whatever information it felt was necessary. The ar
ticle which eventially appeared was once again two
inches in length, and even announced that "Senator" Cal
lan would speak.
It is, I presume, the first semester of this year to
which Mr. Kreuscher refers. Since the beginning of the
Institute of World Literature demonstrated in Moscow
the treatment accorded us by the Daily Nebraskan's editor
and staff.
Just what reason Mr. Kreuscher could have had for
making his untimely remarks I must admit, is beyond me.
I trust it was only a means of effectively making the
transition from criticism of Student Senate to praise of
the new YR president. Apparently, we were just caught
in the middle.
Thomas C. Booth, President
Young Democratic Club
Editor's Note: Thanks for your news release.
YR 'Record Straight'
Dear Editor,
I find myself compelled to set the record straight with
regard to an article which appeared in the Daily Nebras
kan last week. I was very flattered by the kind words
your staff had for me in regard to my election but I feel
it necessary to point that I tried to serve Young Republi
cans last year as Vice President and not President.
This past year the Young Republicans were headed
by perhaps the most capable leader in the club's history.
I can only say that I am proud to have been part of John
Reiser's team and that 1 hope that I can maintain and if
possible improve the standard of excellence which was
realized under his administration.
Again I thank you for your kind wishes.
Cathie Shattuck, President-elect
NU Young Republicans
Concern for Literary Expression
A letter to NU students:
This letter is addressed to all of those who are opposed
to injustice and the suppression of literary freedom. I am
sure you are aware of the fact that on February 14,
two Soviet writers, Andrei D. Sinyavsky and Yuli M. Dan
iel, were sentenced to seven years and five years of labor
respectively. They were found guilty, under the criminal
code, of having sent 'anti-Soviet' novels, short stories and
essays abroad to be published. They were arrested in
September, 1965, but it was not reported until October in
the Western press.
On December 5, two hundred students from the Gorky
new semester, we certainly have no complaints about
against the arrests, but were quickly dispersed by security
police. Both Sinyavsky and Daniel had lectured at the
Institute, and it appears that the demonstration was led
at least in part by an underground organization of young
writers, poets, etc. known as SMOG.
On December 7 a letter, signed by eighteen American
writers, was sent to Mr. Kosygin, which concluded by ask
ing him "to review the Sinyavsky-Daniel case in a broader
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Meanwhile, Soviet newspapers were busy charging the two
arrested writers with everything from the writing of porno
graphy to professing anti-Semitism.
On January 31 a letter was published in the London
Times appealing "once more to the tolerance and good
sense of the Soviet authorities" and asking them "to re
lease these two colleagues of ours whose books we regard
as notable contributions to contemporary writing." It was
signed by forty-nine writers from the United States,
Britain, France, Germany and Italy.
The trial began on February 10, but was attended only
by trusted Russian observers. Sinyavsky and Daniel both
made the unusual plea of not guilty. That is they were not
guilty of any criminal intentions, but they did admit that
they had written the works listed in the following para
graph. Four days later they were sentenced.
Sinyavsky, writing under the pseudonym of Abram
Tertz, ridicules various elements of Soviet society by re
placing realistic events by fantasy in his stories. One
critic has called him the best writer alive today in the
Soviet Union. His major works include: On Socialist Rea
lism, The Trial Begins, Fantastic Stories, and The Make
peace Experiment (Liubimov).
Daniel used much the same style in his major work,
Moscow Calling, written under the pseudonym of Nikolai
JLzhau' ? Is vfry unfortunate that we may never see an
other book by either of these two very talented writers,
nino February 21 a letter signed by two hundred forty
nine students of Greenwich High School was sent to Mr.
Kosygin, (a copy of which is attached). We sincerely hope
?h m? n 1r?S i!? 0ur attemPt t0 fr Mr. Sinyavsky
i1hJrS,-B?nnieVW,e-also hope 10 sPeed "P the Pross of
S f'f whlch is presently taking place in the Soviet
S'rJ nl8tands now' Communist Party controls all
frlm tt IvlV ex,Pr"sion a"l art, but enough pressure
RuSiJJ UerQVCOu1?. flp the scaIe ln favor of the new
Russian generation of 'angry young men.'
tion L w!" K?re' invuiting you t0 send letter of peti
o AndlJn I,? dT sh0win yur concern for the fate
future o, li?erarvyavSky and.Yuli M- Daniel. well as the
. future of literary expression in the Soviet Union.
Kenneth Webb
Lancer Road,
Riverside, Conn., 06878