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Jo Stohlman, editor
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Mike Kirkman, business manaqei
Friday, April 29, 1966
Our Best Wishes
Congratulations aire in order for Terry
Schaaf, Roger Doerr, and Bob Samuelson
on their election to ASUN executive posts.
j The three worked hard on their respective
-campaigns; the election, from our view
point, was well-run.
We'll leave the usual admonish
ment of the responsibilities of the new
offices these have taken to the next
Daily Nebraskan staff. The paper
likes to think of itself as an adminis
tration and student government cen
sor; it should be.
But little can be said at this time to
the winners in reminding them of their
responsibilities. The reminders and the
criticism can come when the responsibili
ties have been forgotten or temporarily
However, we would like to add our
congratulations to Steve Abbott and
Dave Snyder on their election to Stu
dent Senate. The Senate will profit a
great deal from the ideas and the
work of these two.
We give them, along with the new
ASUN executive, our best wishes.
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By WAYNE KREUSCHER
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First of all will Schaaf really support some type of
. student bill of rights? His comments were contradictary
, in the election.
He said first that he was against the bill of rights
and later that he would support it. Which did he really
His past record definitely proves that he is for a strong
"student government and that he's not afraid to speak out
" against administration or anyone else. But at the same
time his Dast comments inriirate a little hoeit
the student rights question.
Another question to be answered is what will Schaaf
ao witn ADDott, Aitken and Pfeiter all strong candidates
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" Aitken and Pfeifer are the two Arts and Sciences sen
ators wno receivea ine most votes, but neither supported
" Schaaf. Abbott was Schaaf's opponent and strong support-
Small things to watch for in the next couple of weeks
before school gets out and the first weeks after summer
vacation will include committee appointments and execu
. Will Schaaf back the two high vote taking sophomores
and former committee members with important duties or
- will he ignore them as much as possible?
Abbott's advice and counsel is praised and respected
., . ay a large part or tne campus even those who didn't
vote for him. What will Schaaf do with Abbott?
Another question is the future role of political par
ties in studpnt. pnvernment
Will the parties vanish again this year quickly after
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What about the Campus Freedom Democratic Party
(CFDP)? It cannot be classified alone as a radical beat
nik party with members such as Pfeifer and Aitken.
Will tnese somewhat courageous and radical Greeks
stay with the CFDP and express its philosophies or will
they join Schaaf?
If Pfeifer and Aitken stay with the CFDP, what
about next year? Can the philosophical image of the Uni
versity's student government continue to change that
Also, what about administration this coming year?
Schaaf might not be a member of the Students for a Dem
ocratic Society, but he is a very strong supporter of stu
The University, the same as schools all over the na
tion, is experiencing a type of student revolt, but it's still
hard to tell exactly what kind.
With people like Aitken, Pfeifer and Abbott heading
what might be called the radical faction and Schaaf head
ing another faction which at least can't be called conser
vative anything could happen.
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Congratulations to Terry
I would like to extend my congratulations to Terry
Schaaf for being elected as the new president of the stu
dent body. I personally feel that he will make an excel
lent president and that his sincere and dynamic interest
in the University of Nebraska and its students will be an
unquestionable asset to us as students of the University.
I would also like to offer my congratulations to Roger
Doerr Bob Samuelson and all the senators that were re
elected or newly elected.
It is my hope that we may all work closely together
this year so that the issues we take on, the projects we
initiate, and the policies we make will be ones that are
representative of the wishes of the student body. Only
when this is the case can ASUN be any effective, power
ful and respected body.
I would also like to say a word for those who lost in
the past election. By filing for a position on ASUN you
illustrated your interest in student government. Do not
let the fact that you lost this one election dampen your
interest. Student government will never succeed if it is
composed only of those elected. Let us always remember
that the only loser in anything is the person who feels
he has lost everything.
Those of us who have lost in the past election have
lost in our bid for a voting position in student govern
ment but we have gained far more in our understanding
of student government and the interaction and association
with may people. We will only lose when we let our in
terest in student government and the University die.
Mr. Peterson's criticism
of Julie Morris' article on
her impressions of Denver
seems to me to be quite un
reasonable. In the first place, I don't
think an article (not an edi
torial, mind you) on Denver
is out of line as far as the
University is concerned.
Students of the University
are members of society,
and as such, should be con
cerned with their society;
this includes Denver and
its problems. In addition.
Miss Morris was participat
ing in a project sponsored
by a student organization.
This alone should warrant
I might add that I was
also a participant in this
project. What Miss Morris
says does contain quite a
bit of truth. When Miss
Morris said that all of Den
ver was one big ghetto, she
was somewhat misleading.
What has actually hap
pened is that the white pop
ulation has moved from the
central area of the city to
the suburbs. This has oc
curred for a variety of rea
sons which are too detailed
to go into here.
However, the race prob
lem does play a significant
part. This mass exodus has
resulted in the creation of
a ghetto. This is not only
Negroes, but poor whites
Another part of this prob
lem is that those Negroes
who do have enough in
come to afford good houses
are forced into higher class
ghettos, but they are still
I agree with Mr. Peter
son, much of Denver, in
particular the suburbs, are
extremely nice areas. But
that doesn't hide the fact
that a problem still exists
in the heart of the city.
Mr. Peterson accuses
Miss Morris of generaliza
tions. Perhaps he should
look at some of his own. He
says he knows the people
who live in these poverty
stricken areas and that they
are "bums, criminals and
other misfits and scaven
gers of society."
This is not true. The peo
ple in these areas are not
criminals and misfits, but
ordinary, everyday people,
much like those of any middle-class
Mr. Peterson says we re
ceived our conception of
Denver from poor people
who are prejudiced about
the problem. Maybe Mr.
Peterson should look at
himself and see if he, too,
is prejudiced. I think he will
find he is.
Mr. Peterson says that if
one cannot say something
good about something, then
one should remain silent
rather than disturb the sen
timents of the people with
tions. This is rather ab
surd. If no one ever asks
any questions or raises
and criticisms how can
anything ever be improved?
The project, while not
perfect, provided a very
comprehensive and infor
mative introduction into
the problems of a large
city. More important, it
personally involved each
person and so accomplished
much more than a mere
series of lectures. It gave
each person an insight into
the problems and ways of
solution for his own parti
cular city. This was its
greatest value, its insight
into problems everywhere,
not just Denver.
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Sorry About That!
Being a compendium of farce, humor
and comment, selected arbitran by the
Editor . . .
Ivy Day, otherwise known as Twining
Plant Planting Time, is fast approaching.
And the Daily Nebraskan has thus far re
ceived exactly 27 requests for publicity to
the annual fiasco.
With public service in mind, we did
some digging into the history of the groups
which dominate the Day ... the Motor
Bikes and the In-a-sense.
It seems that long ago, and once upon
a time at the University, the Greek sys
tem was being criticized quite heartily by
the Independents. The Independents or
ganized in their dorms, and decided to
investigate the Greeks.
At an IFC meeting one night, the pres
ident of IFC, who was quite a staunch
supporter of Prohibition at the time, was
asked if he had ever partaken of alcoholic
beverages on Monday evenings. Being a
truthful sort, he answered, "In-a-sense."
And the following twelve members of
IFC who were asked the same question,
and in following with the great example
of their leader, replied, "In-a-sense."
Well, the thirteen banded together,
taking their reply to every question as
The history of the Motor Bikes does
not go far back. In fact, they began just
& few years ago, when a sorority girl was
pinned to a Scrambler 350. When she was
riding past the Administration Building
one day, she saw a friend of hers and
asked her to join them. A little later she
saw another friend of hers from AWS, and
asked her to join them on the bike so
that they could discuss liberalizing wom
Well, several of their friends felt left
out, as there wasn't much room on the
bike, and they went out and bought bikes
of their own. Since they had such com
mon interests and goals, the girls formed
a club; and at weekly Wednesday night
get-togethers, the bikes still can be seen
parked outside the Union.
Speaking of the Thirteen, one of them
has a special problem with his spooking.
He wears glasses, and as he says, he
can't afford prescription sunglasses.
You can tell which one I mean he's
the one with those clip-on shades tilting
at a crazy angle over his nose.
Historical Note of the Day: In 1864,
U.S.A., the U.S. Army drafts 792 piano
tuners. In 1965, University of Nebraska,
792 piano turners return from the war
effort to get an education on the G.I.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I live for weekends,
How about you?
To Kent, we're Sorry About That!
Another Viewpoint I
Musical History Is Bunk
Editor's Note: The fol
lowing article appeared in
the University of Washing
ton Daily. It expresses the
opinion of the Daily Ne
braskan to a tee hee.
With "America the Beau
tiful" playing softly in the
er twangs through "History
The record, on the Boone
label, is one of several ver
sions being played across
the country, including Seat
tle. It recounts some of the
similarities between the as
sassinations of Presidents
Abraham Lincoln and John
For instance, it tells how
both were elected the same
year 100 years apart; how
their assass'ns were born
exactly 100 years apart; how
their successors both
Southern Democrats named
Johnson were born 100
years apart; how both presi
dents were shot in the back
of the head in the presence
of their wives.
Other coincidences include
these- revelations: John
Wilkes Booth (Lincoln's as
sassin) shot his victim in a
theater and escaped to hide
in a warehouse while Lee
Harvey Oswald shot Ken
nedy from a warehouse and
ran to a theater; Booth and
Oswald both held unpopu
lar views and were killed
before being brought to
trial; and Lincoln's secre
tary named Kennedy
warned the President not
to go to the theater, while
named Lincoln warned
that danger lurked in Dal
las. Coincidence to be sure.
But how about this for a
coincidence? Starcher says
the names of the assassins,
John Wilkes Booth and Lee
Harvey Oswald, each con
tained 15 letters. If that
isn't grasping at straws . . .
If there were ever a rec
ord in bad taste, this is it.
It smacks of cheap sensa
tionalism, drippy sentimen
talism. Many Americans
held these presidents in high
esteem even to the point of
To play upon these sym
pathies with such trivia as
the number of letters in Os
wald's name is detestable.
It is, doubtful that some
people will remain- clear
thinking, rational and un
emotional all the time.
What's more- the writers of
things like this are pro
tected by the Constitution,
Which is fine.
But "History Repeats It
self" doesn't merit Golden
Record status. And its pro
ducers, clever as they ore,
do not deserve to make a
mint from it. This won't
happen if people don't buy
Since 7:10 p.m. Saturday April 23rd Avery House,
Selleck Quadrangle has been in possession of the infam
ous Rock (better known as the Men's Dormitory Travel
ing Trophy) In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Nebras
kan Ken Wood from Cather II criticized Avery House
for ! ! the blantant violations of the informal rules regard
ing the traveling trophy."
We, the residents of Avery House, want the men
of Cather and all other men's residence halls to know
that we have not violated these rules nor, would we at
any time think of deliberately doing so.
The truth of the matter is as follows: On both tlia
evenings of the 24th and 25th of April, Avery House wai
invaded by packs of women seeking the rock for their
own cunning designs. Having only six football players on
the floor, we were practically defenseless against the well
prepetrated schemes of these women. In the depths of
despair, the Resident Hall Director appeared on the scene
and suggested that the rock be immediately taken out of
circulation until better fortifications could be erected.
Another reason for the disappearance of the Rock
has been the actual violation of the rule that states: "Any
damage to property caused by this trophy must be paid
for by the party removing the trophy." At Avery House
and in other halls on campus tiles, stairs, and walls have
been damaged and yet no one has forked across the
cas'i to pay for this damage.
Last, it has been brought to the attention of several
residents of Avery House that since we have violated the
rules by locking up the trophy (a statement that does not
meri; an ounce of truth since the Rock was locked up un
der the threat of duress rather than by option), they will
also violate the rules by stealing the trophy during hour?
in which such action is prohibited and, if necessary, by
the use of force
We, the residents of Avery House, under seige by b th
men and women alike, proclaim to all that if such action
is taken by any dormitory, the rock will become j.ist
another small rolling stone or at best, a few million fine
particles of dust in a cement mixer.
The Men of Avery
'God Is Dead' Story
If God is dead, someone should write the story. This
is my in-depth reporting.
God, Long Time Resident of Earth Dies in Mishap
The world has been notified of the death of God. a
famous and long time resident. God, often referred to as
father, has been thought of as a resident of the United
States, but he is known to have frequented much of the
Exact details of his life and death are sketchy at pre
sent. Little is known of his youth, some have suggested it
was spent in Nature. This report seems likely for an author
itative source records the first encounter of God and Man
is in a graden.
This first encounter was apparently distasteful to both,
and ended upon a sour note. A recent Supreme Court de
cision discontinued his education. It is generally felt this
action was not in keeping with the American system of
restoring him to the education system. The court gave no
hint if this was, in part, a disciplinary action.
It was thought he had died in South Carolina, how
ever a reliable source there said this was not true. The
information from that source placed the tragedy in our
immediate vicinity. This is his story.
The mishap occurred on the highway'to Heaven jut
east of here. Apparently, he and two companions, Rever
end Clergy and Every Man, were traveling to that city
when an argument developed between Man, who was driv
ing, and God. Clergy, who was sitting in the middle, gave
this account: "Man and God seemed quite silent as if
they had had a previous falling out. Man was driving
quite fast. God mentioned he ought to slow down not only
from the safety angle, but to read warning signs. Then
they got into a heated argument about directions. Man
made a violent swerve, almost losing control of the ve
Clergy went on, "Everything happened (so fast, I. re
member bits and pieces of what seemed an eternity. God's
doo'- flew open, and I made a grab for him but he was
After stopping the vehicle both men went back fo
the scene, however, no trace of God could be found. A
Safety Patrolman could not find any witnesses to veriiv
their account. It was not readily determined whether it
was an accident, suicide or an act of God.
It is speculated he may have been despondent over
the court's decision.
Man is being held on a charge of reckless driving;
other charges are being investigated.
Dear Party followers,
We thank everyone who helped us in this exciting cam
paign, those who labored at typing and distributing CFDP
white, papers as well as those who worked on our fun
campaign movie (note: those who missed the movie may
see a special re-run later this Spring). Every little bit of
work helped to get students more involved than ever be
fore in campus elections. And now where do we stand?
Two of our candidates received the top number of
votes in A & S. The fact that our top executive candidate
received one thousand votes means that despite our spon
taneous and surprising appearance, we are more than a
fringe group. We are a full-fledged political party with a
sizeable and respectable amount of student support. Any
one who agrees with our party principles is still welcome
to join us.
As senatorial leaders of the party we will try to earn
the confidence so many students placed in us by 1) co
operating fully with Mr. Schaaf when it is in the best in
terest of the University to do so and also where our party
plattorms agree (e.g. working for a good faculty evalu
ation book; 2) working to implement other parts of our
platform wherever possible and keep in touch with student
opinion by going to students at Hvde Park and elsewhere,
and 3) acting maturely and responsibly to provide alter
native programs when it seems beneficial to good gov
All in all we look forward to a very exciting and con
structive ASUN next year. The two party system has
maae its start and we think everyone will agree this is
going to be for the good of ASUN. Thank you again for
giving us the opportunity of serving you. We'll do the
best job we can.
Unsigned letters to the editor will not be printed.
However, a pen name will be used, upon the writer's re
quest. Letters critical of individuals must be signed with
the writer s name. Address letters to the Daily Nebras
kan, Nebraska Union 51.
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