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    The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, October 5, 366
Page 2
Cornliusker Fans
The red cowboy hat and the Cornhus
ker spirit in the last few years hai be
come famous throughout the world al
most. At least it was famous in Iowa last
week before and we hope after the Nebraska-Iowa
State game.
The following article Is a description
of the "colorful and noisy" Comhuskers
as envlsotied by the Iowa State Daily be
fore last weekend's game.
Campus Security Chief Fred Tonne
has a traffic problem where to put
the 25 chartered buses bringing Nebraska
rooters to the game this afternoon. Tonne
said the buses constitute the largest dele
gation of visiting fans ever to attend an
Iowa State game.
Since Husker rooters will make up a
good proportion of the 30,000 spectators
expected to attend the game today, it
might be worthwhile to give Cyclone faith
fuls a few tips on how to identify this in
teresting species.
The uniform of the Nebraska rooter
can be described as a cross between a
fireman's suit and the NBC peacock, and
is the surest way to spot a follower of
the Crimson and Cream.
A bright red blazer, white shirt, and
crimson necktie are the basic components
(gale pokornys
From time to time, the Big Brothers
in our nation's capitol are forced to meet
with the Master Planners in desperation
attempts to solve a few of our nation's
problems. Problems such as, who should
should censor Vice President Humphrey's
speeches, which one of Ronald Reagan's
ears is the most photogenic and what should
we do with the country's growing list of
surplus commodities, wheat, butter, and
Johnson campaign buttons?
As these great minds slave late into
the night day after day, pondering this
problem of surpluses, they are quite un
aware that an idea is festering in t h e
guilty subconscious of the 2 S patriot,
designed to send a deluge of cantiystuff,
(would you believe marshmallows) into
the pentagon corridors.
Instant surplus !
Not too many decades ago, in t h e
years when this country feared her neigh
bors were apt to change color, white
(from starvation), red (politically) or-and
green (with envy) some political gunners
came up with great plans to dispatch un
wanted surpluses and make friends doing
it yet! The whole miracle was to be ac
complished with an elaborate system of
foreign programs that would work "hand
in hand" with the general foreign pro
grams of our friends and neighbors.
Our foreign program would be entitled
"Hands Across the Sea" and would work
splendidly with its foreign counterparts
appropriately called "Palms Across the
This type of exchange has been pur
sued with vigor particularly in recent
years but without success. Nations per
sist in changing color regardless. We, for
example are becoming red, (financially
that is to say) while those around us (for
standing in line perhaps) are turning green
(money, not envy).
I am a Roman Catholic.
That makes me preju
diced. This being said I
turn my jaundiced eye
toward the followers of
Baha'u'llah. I hope you will
find to your satisfaction
that I am wholly, uncom
promisingly, and systema
tically prejudiced. That
will save the followers the
trouble of saying I am.
Last year the followers
offered to explain Baha'i to
me. Being a prejudiced fel
low I prefered to argue but
they heatedly explained
that would never do, only
an objective explanation
was satisfactory.
During the year I under
went numerous treatments
of intensive explanation but
still I remained prejudiced,
that is, I did not convert to
My condition was diag
nosed as failure to attend a
"fireside." This summer
that situation was remedied
somewhat by the appear
ance of a specialist from
Minnesota. I went to hear
him and was much plyed
with edifying doctrine.
What follows is a report of
his operation.
Doctor: Baha'u'llah is
the only great religious
leader to write down h i g
own teachings. Thus there
can be no misunderstand
ing as has plagued other
Patient: Is It true then
that e v r y Baha'i inter-
Erets every word of
aha'u'llah in exactly t h e
same way?
Doctor: God'i wisdom
cannot be put in words, nor
can any man plumb the
today's game
depth of his own religious
understanding, thus there
can be no pernicious dog
matism as has plagued oth
er religions.
Patient: Do Baha'i's be
lieve in primacy of con
science then?
Doctor: Not at all. We
must follow the words of
Baha'u'llah even if it goes
against our own puny little
conscience to do so. I too
was once puffed up with
pride because of my con
science and thought civil
disobedience was some
times justified. Then in
1936 I saw the light. Noth
ing can justify strife. You
must always obey your
government, even if it's ob
noxious to you.
Patient: But what if your
government tells you to do
something against the
teachings of Baha'u'llah?
Doctor: Why must you
always ask such irrelevant,
trivial questions? If you'd
only read the complete 20
volumes of Baha'u'llah's
writings everything would
be so clear and reasonable.
Then you'd feel much bet
ter. Patient: Undoubtably
you are right, and is it also
true that Baha'i is a reli
gion geared especially for
modern man?
Doctor: Indeed it is. This
is because modern man ab
hors mysticism and symbo
lism. Our religion of Baha'i
is proven by science and
founded on the strictest log
ic which appeal to modern
man. I am certain this is
true because Baha'u'llah
said so in 1850 and he also
wrote a letter to Queen Vic
torial about it. Why are you
of the outfit, and are garnished by enough
accessories to leave no doubt as to where
the loyalties of the wearer reside.
In his left hand, the Husker rooter
holds a small flag, red with a large white
"N" emblazoned upon it. The right arm
is held close to the side, pinning a bril
lant red blanket to the body, while the
right hand clutches the official game pro
gram. Protruding from the breast pocket of
the blazer is a feather, of uncertain origin,
dyed red with another white "N" im
printed in the center. A Booster Button is
pinned to the pocket itself, adding a bit
of contrast with a red "N" on a white
background. Topping off the rig is a large
western-type hat, red with (you guessed
it) a large white "N" centered on t h e
Not all the Comhuskers are making
the trip to Ames by bus, of course, and
those who drive their own cars should be
double easy to spot. The "Go Big Red"
sticker on the rear bumber combined with
the bust of Coach Bob Devaney bolted on
the hood should make the typical fan's
auto easy to identify in traffic.
Colorful and noisy, the Nebraskan fan
gives his team a tremendous amount of
moral support, and you can be sure that
will be no exception.
But soft, I believe these chameleon
country characteristics could be curbed
with changes in existing programs.
For our problems do not lie in our
assuming the role of Santa, a rich uncle,
and the great Pumpkin combined as the
currently unemployed G.O.P. (loyal oppo
sition) sometimes proclaims.
It lies rather in what we are export
ing via these programs, i.e. money, may
hem and marshmallows.
Hence, may I submit a possible list
of new materials that might be sent, in
an effort to solve the external and internal
difficulties of that country currently
crowning the most needy top forty list.
Viet Nam.
To satisfy the wishes of the spiritual
types, gallon canisters of gasoline would
undoubtedly be much appreciated. In fact,
I would even go so far as to say that this
particular thorn would vanish into thin
air . . . like smoke . . .
Then there is the growing military
class, trouble here could easily be elim
inated by awarding each little officer with
his very own pair of dark glasses and
swagger stick complete with leather hand
As far as the friendly youth element
is concerned, several greenhouse type,
multi-windowed structures could be erected
at strategic locations and the local youths
coujd be provided with a large assortment
of rocks to throw.
For our friends among the population
at large, a sort of Coup de tat-a-month
club could be established furnishing the
citizenry with a fresh personality each
month to momentarily win your hearts . . .
In short, here lies hope to pacify the
warring factions, and we all would like to
see this accomplished then we wouldn't
have to dream of things like marshmal
low crusades.
so stubborn? What more
proof could you want than
Patient: You are truly
convincing but I have al
ways liked Christianity, the
doctrine of love and all
that you know and I hate
to leave the religion of my
Doctor: What a silly fear
my friend, don't you know'
that Baha'u'llah preached
the unique doctrine of Uni
ty. You can be a Christian
and a Baha'i at that same
time. Christ was a fine fel
low, and Buddha too. Ev
erybody shall win and ev
eryone shall have prizes.
Let us forget these silly
doctrinal differences.
Patient: But didn't Christ
teach unity too, at the last
supper, and didn't St. Paul
teach unity in Christ. Why
don't you become a Chris
tian doctor?
Doctor: How old-fashioned
and Impertinent of
you to suggest even that
the teachings of Baha'u'U
lah are not unique and
,more significant than any
thing heretofore known. I
bet you don't even realize
how imperative it Is that
we have a universal lan
guage. As I left the operating
room the Baha'i teacher
was still explaining. I h a d
lapsed back into my old
fashioned illness of preju
dice, and just when I was
so close to conversion too.
Yes, I own up to it, I am
still ignorant and preju
diced. Remorse of con
science. Agenbite of Inwit.
I can only pray that you,
dear reader, will be more
Our Man Hoppe-
Hammer, Sickle And Fork
Our ever-vigilant Right
Wing warns us that secret
Communist infiltrators are
about to make a concerted
effort to take over the
American labor movement.
..This certainly is alarm
ing news. Most alarmed is
my friend, Mr. Rasputin B.
Pettibone, the well-known
secret Communist infiltra
"Oh, no!" cried Mr. Petti
bone, on hearing the news.
"I can't go through that
And with a shudder of
pain Mr. Pettibone recount
ed his heroic attempt to
take over and subvert the
International Brotherhood
of Smelters, Puddlers &
Coupon Clippers.
It was at the Brother
hood's recent convention in
that heart of trade union
activity, Miami Beach. On
orders from the Party, Mr.
Pettibone cleverly disguised
himself as a typical labor
leader Louis Roth suit,
Countess Mara tie and alli
gator shoes.
On taking his seat on the
platform, M r . Pettibone
found the convention en
gaged in a vigorous floor
fight over a resolution con
demning management for
"selfishly disregarding the
welfare of the American
working man by callously
refusing to provide adequate
plant facilities to meet his
on-the-job needs."
"Sweat shop conditions,
eh?" Mr. Pettibone whisper
ed happily to his neighbor.
"What is it, specifically?
Dangerous machinery?
Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 90. No. 13
Oct. 8, 1966
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to! ill
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Back-breaking loads? Obso
lete tools?"
"No. inadequate facilities
to chill white wine," his
neighbor explained. "You
can imagine how a man
feels, having to wash down
his pressed duck sandwich
with a dry Bordeaux."
Mr. Pettibone, not being
able to think of a dialectic
covering the situation, wise
ly took no side in the de
bate. But as soon as it
ended he grabbed the mic
rophone and, pointing heav
enward, cried: "Arise, ye
prisoners of starvation !"-
For a m o m e n t, it ap
peared 'he might sway the
throng, many brothers not
having had a hot hors
d'oeuvre since lunch. But
one delegate rose to a point
of order, noting that the
banquet In the Louis XIV
A-Go-Go room wasn't sched-.
uled until 8 p.m. and "we
must adhere to the agenda."
Changing tacks, Mr. Pet
tibone warned that "Wall
Street was milking the blood
of the Brotherhood and . . ."
But the Secretary-Treas
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iffudy 77lahars
Next Wednesday, during
Freshman Activities Mart,
the president of Union will
sign up for the Union Talks
and Topics committee (or
music, or trips & tours, or
one of several others.)
The president of Union In
1969, that is. Of course he
(or she) won't realize next
Wednesday that in a few
years he will be the presi
dent of Union (or Builders
or Tassels-it doesn't really
make any difference).
Although he has no idea
of his future position, this
president-to-be will have,
the ingredients of the lead
ers of most campus organi
zationshe will go to meet
ings voluntarily, have ideas,
make suggestions, volun
teer time and ability for pro
jects. In short, Activities
Mart will be only a begin
ning for a few freshmen who
need little urging to become
outstanding in that activity
in which they are particu
larly interested.
Only a limited number
of freshmen will ever be
the president of campus or
ganizations, however. Hun
dreds of other freshmen
will walk into the Activities
Mart, sign up for perhaps
two or three committees
and go home, waiting to be
called for a meeting. This
is the freshman who, of
course, will be waiting all
semester to be called.
Arthur Hoppe
urer angrily arose to point
out the union's $87.3 million
in assets were cautiously
invested in mutual funds,
municipal securities and
first deeds of trust. His re
port consumed three hours.
As a last resort, Mr. Pet
tibone launched a tirade
against "those who would
exploit . your labors, those
who would seize the fruits
of your honest toil, those
idle men who live off the
sweat of your brow!"
At last his ringing words
hit home. And after mini
mum debate the Brother
hood passed a unanimous
resolution condemning "the
confiscatory income tax."
Since then, Mr. Pettibone
has been recovering slow
ly. To revive his crushed
spirit, the Party has as
signed him an area more
fertile for subversion, more
ripe for the message, than
trade unions. Naturally, he
prefers it.
'Maybe they haven't got
the class or the money,"
he says, "but I like work
ing with the National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers.
On the other hand, a good
number of freshmen will
not only sign their names,
but also attend meetings
(perhaps due to the urging
of a dorm or house ac
tivities chairman). This is
the freshman w h e will
study his nails when the
chairman is asking for vol
unteers, or go to the den
tist on the afternoon of the
big project. ("I'm sorry,
but . . . )".
At the end of first semes
ter, when interview time
rears its ambitious head,
flocks of freshmen (of all
these types) will be cajoled,
threatened, and even hon
estly encouraged to
go through interviews for
positions in various organi
zations. This time is a rather cruel
awakening for a good num
ber of freshmen, since in
terviewing boards don't
particularly care how many
activities a freshman signed
up for, but what he has pro
duced in the interval be
tween Activities Mart and
Undoubtedly the presi
dent of Builders in 1969 will
have no trouble with inter
views this winter. He will
have proven at least a hint
of ability (and probably a
lot more) through a semes
ter of activity.
As for the hoards of
others who invade Activi
ties Mart, they'll still be
.waiting to be called.
I Opinion I
Editorial Called Off Base
Dear Editor:
Your editorial concerning Operation Marshmallow
seems to be greatly off base. You seem to be attacking
a non-existent point.
After reading the letters in the Nebraskan and after
several personal conversations with their authors, I can
not recall their ever attacking the individual soldier in
Viet Nam. On the contrary their attitude seems to be more
one of pity and sorrow sorrow that these young men,
the pride of America, are being sent out to die for a policy
which they believe is wrong.
It is this policy and philosophy that Operation Marsh
mallow is attacking.
Operation Marshmallow seems to be one of the more
original protests of our present Viet Nam policy. I think
it is a valid protest. Mr. Kreuscher seems to have for
gotten the value of satire.
Satire often serves as a much more effective protest
than does a serious discussion of the problem. It points
out the inconsistencies and hypocrisy which often underly
I have nothing but respect for the American soldiers
fighting in Viet Nam. He is doing his duty as well as he
knows how; it is not his fault that the policy which sends
him there is wrong.
The American soldier ought to be supported, but this
should not prevent anyone from protesting the policy which
sends him out to fight and die. This is the only purpose
of Operation Marshmallow.
It seems unfortunate that Mr. Kreuscher should at
tack this project for something which is no way a part
of the purpose of the project.
Doyle Niemann
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Daily Nebraskan was not at
tacking the project, but only the attitude expressed in the
sarcastic letters. If the sarcastic attitude was meant only
as satire, then the Nebraskan and Operation Marshmal
low are in complete agreement as far as objecting to
Johnson's Viet Nam war policies.
Senate Afraid To Govern?
Dear Editor:
Last Wednesday the ASUN Senate passed a resolution
that reads: "Be it resolved that the ASUN request that no
campus organization schedule events for the evening of
Oct. 29, the scheduled date of the AUF dance."
This resolution is a good example of the noncommittal
manner in which the Senate fulfills its legislative duties,
i.e. to enact regulations pertaining to all student organiza
tions in the interests of the University as a whole.
I wonder if the senators who voted in favor of this
resolution realize that the resolution will be inefficacious
because it does not take a firm stand on the question that
was before the Senate. I am of the opinion that the resolu
tion will not elicit the support that is inteded even among
students who bother to read the minutes of the last Sen
ate meeting.
(If students don't read the minutes of the Senate meet
ings, it is probably due to the plethora of insipid, insignifi
cant legislation recorded in those minutes.)
Instead of placing the resolution in the legislative rec
ord, I recommend that it be scribed on the surface of the
The Senate considered a motion to amend the resolu
tion to read: Be it resolved that the ASUN rules that no
campus organization schedule events for the evening of
Oct. 29, the scheduled date of the AUF dance.
The amendment, which made the resolution sonnd ter
rifylngly like a regulation, was overwhelmingly defeated.
Why did the senators reject the amendment? Was it be
cause they didn't think the AUF dance merited their sup
port? Or was it because they were afraid to act as a gov
erning body?
If the senators didn't think the AUF dance should have
their support, I am surprised that they passed any resolu
tion at all. I think that because AUF represents the Uni
versity's concern for many worthwhile projects, it deserves
all the support that the Senate can give it. I also think
that as members of an institution of higher learning, we
should have a greater understanding of and more charity
for the world that surrounds us.
If the senators were afraid to act as a governing body,
I think this issue goes far beyond the AUF dance. This
is our second year under a new constitution that was de
signed to make student government meaningful and ef
fective. Student government's potential, which rests on the
structure and powers provided for by the Constitution, has
not been realized. If student government Is going to be
come meaningful, influential and pervasive, the following
conditions are necessary:
(1) That senators become familiar with and under
stand the Constitution and the powers, structure and re
sponsibilities outlined therein; (2) that senators become
positive, creative leaders and legislators; and (3) that
senators accept the duties, responsibilities and conse
quences of being members of the supreme student govern
ing body!
Richard Schulze
ASUN Senator
Engineering & Architecture
Mcgay's Position No Solace
Dear Editor:
We object to having to return to the University on the
first of January. And we receive no solace for this from
Sept fay'S Psiti0n ("Return on Jan- 2 Unavoidable,"
Why is it so necessary to end and-or begin the vacation
with a weekend? We certainly do not do so for Thanksgiv
ing Vacation. 6
Why not have vacation begin on Wednesday, Dec. 21,
and end on Tuesday, Jan. 3, classes starting on the 4th?
This would give no unfair advantage in class time to any
subject, would allow students a full weekend before Dead
Week and allow everyone a reasonable amount of time to
return to the University after vacation.
Surely with a little imagination and flexibility the days
for Christmas Vacation could be better adjusted.
Barbura J. Thomas
Patricia L. Layman