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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Wednesday, September 20, 1967
I For The Few
CAMPUS OPINION: 'Dear Hippy Editor...'
The Nebraskan could urge all 18,000 plus University
students to rush right out and enroll in a course offered
by the Nebraska Free University. But we will not.
Instead we will urge all those University students to
enroll who are interested in getting more out of there
University education than merely a flimsy piece of pa
per which says they have enough course requirements to
The Free University, while it is designed to offer stu
dents a chance to set their own course of study and
methods of study, is not for those hundreds of students
who complain about dull courses and professors simply
for the sake of complaining or because they want to find
the easiest route to graduation.
Instead the Free University is work. In fact, it may
be more work than some University regular University
classes because it takes thought and study by both the
teacher and the pupil in order to conduct a course of this
But the rewards can be great and the work well
worthwhile. Here is a chance for the real student to di
rect the course of that class in the direction that he finds
But again the Free University is not for the weak of
This does not imply that one has to be an intellec
tual to attend the Free University. But it does mean that
one has to work in order to acquire something from the
Susie Phelps, a member of the Free University Co
ordinating Committee, is hoping that the Free University
can have fewer drop-outs this semester.
But perhaps drop-outs from the Free University are
beneficial in the long run. Most of the drop-outs may
have been, or could be again this semester, those individ
uals or "dead wood" that think they can get an educa
tion without working for it.
This type of individual would do little good for such
a class in the Free University. In fact, we are sure they
would only hinder the intellectual growth of those who
are earnestly seeking a new type of education in the
Finally, the Free University certainly cannot be con
sidered radical if that connotes bad thoughts. Per
haps the more proper term would be revolutionary.
The Free University is another in numerous attempts
on campuses all across the United States 1o bring the stu
dent and the professor into closer communication, and
allow the real student more freedom a chance to forge
beyond the ordinary university class.
Dear Hippy Editor:
In reference to "The Pot" in Monday's holey cloth:
it has come to my attention, to my utter dismay, that
the Nebraska Krishna Kitty Clover Crunch-In has been
cancelled due to adverse publicity and the unfortunate
lack of chicken feathers.
As much of a gas as it would have been, the care
taker refuses to pick up the squashed and mutilated po
tato chips when the week-end is over.
What's more, the dog resents the fact that potato
chips will be wasted on bare bottoms in the first place.
Good luck in your efforts to find a new location for
your potato chip dip-in.
The Farmer's Daughter
As a student at the University of Nebraska I wish to
express my appreciation to the Board of Regents and the
governor for their recent noble action. Since they raised
tuition and fees we shall not have to worry about those
poor peasants who before the tuition hike could barely
afford the cost of this illustrious institution. It is un
natural that our peasants should attempt to rise above
their class. If God had wanted them educated he would
have made their fathers millionaires.
An education teaches a person how to think for him
self. I shudder to think what an education would have
done to our blissfully ignorant masses. Why, our beloved
state would be turned inside out. Yes, indeed, the Re
gents didn't act a moment too soon. !
The method of the tuition increase is to be com
mended also. The board waited until the summer to vote
in the increase.
That way the Regents didn't have to worry about
the students rising up as a body asking for a reconsidera
tion of the action because most were working, trying to
earn enough for the next year. No, the Board and our
brave governor are not about to let themselves be black
mailed by a ragtag band of citizenry who could be duped
by such pleas if these students were allowed to become
They might even force the University's elite, the
ASUN Student Senate, into passing a resolution or two.
It is about time the authorities adopted a "get tough"
policy and -put these students in their place in the
dorm cubes. Show them who is boss!
Now our University realized how great it is. We are
almost in the Ivy League with this increase. What a pri.
vilege I enjoy by paying so much. How exclusive we are
becoming! Oh, joy!
With the increased revenues gained from the tuition
hike, the .University can greatly expand its teaching fa
cilities. I estimate that thanks to the increase the Uni
versity can afford to hire 10 John Birchers for our politi
cal science department, 15 Minutemen as ROTC instruc
tors, a few KKK members to teach an anthropology and
perhaps, if we are lucky, a mad bull elephant, two
jackalopes, a hippotamus, and three mongueese for our
animal breeding center on the East Campus.
A great deal of credit can be given our forward-looking
leadership and wise policies of the Board of Regents.
This can even be seen on our beautiful city campus.
Thanks to their wise and prepared planning our campus
is truly a great twentieth century work of art pop art
from one of the local junkyards.
Yes. it is a great blessing to be a Cornhusker, or
as we Nebraskans were called early in our history, a
Thomas R. Dean
Editor's Note: The student tuition and fees increase
was voted in by the University Board of Regents only
after the increase had been built into the budget okayed
for the school by the state Legislature. Warnings that
the tuition might go up were given last February and
ASUN spent a good deal of time and energy working to
convince senators not to force a tuition hike.)
No, the Free University is not radical
No, the Free University is not for all students
it's for the few.
Nonaccredited Negro Colleges In Trouble
paration of students for employment."
In a telephone interview,
By Walter Grant
Collegiate Press Service
"They tell us to lift our
straps, dui we aoni even any hope for an institution
have boots to put our feet like Miles after reading a re
in," says Lucious H. Pitts, Pn like this. The report, however, is not of a Regional Institute for
president of Miles College, a Rather than criticizing Ne- a11 negative. Writers of the Higher Educational Oppor
predominantly Negro college gro colleges and universities, report say it is designed to tunity to assist the states and
in Birmingham, Ala.
s up by our own boot pitts said' sit here at my Place bIame for the p
. h,.t . rwt desk and won(ler H there. is quality of Negro education
s, but we dont even any hooe for an institution
tions also have issued state
ments' saying the SREB re
port is unfair and should
the South as a region.
particularly during the tran- trast to the nearly 44 per cent
sitional Deriod ahead." enrollment of college-age
NEED CONCERTED DRIVE
Specifically, the report
called for the' establishment
Miles College, like 32 other
traditionally Negro institu
tions of higher education in
South which are accredited do
the South, is unaccredited.
The quality of its education
is far below that at most "Miles College and any
Southern non-Negro colleges other institutions like Miles
and universities. are in a vicious cycle," Dr.
Even the 71 predominantly Pitts said. "We are not ac
Negro institutions in the credited and we can't get
t .i,u oi i,iv,. accredited until we get ade-
serve as a springboard lor their educational systems in
action which will provide mounting and coordinating a
Pitts thinks, the drafters of
the report and the SREB
c h n ii 1 A liavik oHmiHoH fhovt
are the ones who have failed e(5ual and Droader education- concerted drive toward equal
to provide equal education al programs for Negroes in opportunity.
the South, lead to improved The commission which
whites. The commission urged
white colleges and universi
ties to adopt "high risk" quo
tas for the admission of "ed
The report also says tra
ditionaUy Negro colleges, in
order to be of maximum as
sistance in meeting the needs
of its students. 4'must recog
nize that no single institution
can provide all of the pro
grams required, that the
state's total resources must
which will set up programs
they can administer."
Your correspondent who protested about difficulties
put in the way of students wishing to obtain football
tickets should wake up to Reality.
It has apparently not occurred to him that:
1. Thousands of Lincoln citizens and out of towners,
as well ; and
2. Businessmen and other non-students pay more for
tickets than do students, by a substantial margin; and
3. Therefore, it is nothing more than good business to
sell more tickets, if possible, to non-students than to stu
dents. Further, though I would not wish to discount the fact
that there is undoubtedly a good deal of local loyalty to
the team, pride in the community, and so on, your cor
respondent should realize that football has been, ever
since the 1920's, a strong commercial asset to any com
munity. Assume, at a guess, that 50 percent of any given
crowd of 60,000 at the stadium may be from out of town;
even at a dollar or two apiece for food, gasoline, park
ing, etc., think of the pockets they help to line.
You have not seen any businessmen advertising sub
stantial discounts on their wares to students; nor would
I argue that, in a capitalistic economy, they should do so.
Why, then, should the university, or this business, that
is, ticket-selling, department, favor students except
for the pragmatic and advertising value of supporting the
public illusion that college football is a sport, and NOT
mere an adjunct to local business?
Age of Reason
I IFdDX'S IFAOTS
y dale Pokorny
instruction and carefully drafted the report was chaired be a Part of curriculum plan-
planned development at tra
ditionally Negro colleges, and
encourage the Southern states
to shape public policies aimed
at forging a single, high
quality system of higher ed
ucation for all their citizens."
The key conclusion of the
report was that the South's
mist fqrilitipie rnnrec unrl
cational opportunity for their faculty salaries'. We can't do
students, according to a re- this without money, and when traditionally Negro universi
port released recently by the we go into a foundation of- ties and colleges should be
Southern Regional Education 4fice and ask ' ? v J the!L 1 h a n
turn us down because we're wrapped. Many of these in-
Iioara- not accredited." stitutions, the repon, said,
UrbI Trmihi' "can contribute greatly to the
Several other presidents of South's effort to provide kegee, Ala., Luther H. Foster,
"I don't think anybody can predominately rieero institu- equal education to Negroes, nresident or Tuskeeee Insti-
by Watts Hill Jr., chair
man of the North Carolina
Board of Higher Education.
The commission included the
presidents of the University
of Mississippi, Clemson Uni
versity, Tuskegee Institute,
Louisiana State University,
the University of Alabama,
Middle Tennessee State Col
lege, Virginia State College,
and Florida A&M University.
Contacted by phone in Tus-
deny that we are in real
trouble, Pitts said in refer
ence to the report. "But it's
not our fault," he adds. "The
people who sponsored this re
port are the same ones who
are responsible for the poor
quality of Negro education in
Pitts explained that South
ern governors and legislators
form the backing of the South
ern Regional Education
Board. The report, prepared
for SREB by the Commission
of Higher Educational Oppor
tunity in the South, said
Southern Negro institutions
do not match their predom
inately white counterparts in
admission standards, breadth
and depth of curriculum,
quality of instruction or pre-
Val. M Ne. 4
Beat. U. 1K7
tute, and the only member
nf tha rfi?nm1nsinn fmm a
Dredominantlv Negro institu-
tion, said he had no major Maddox of Georgia, a segre-
disagreements with the re- gatjonist, criticized the pro-
ning. Thus, the commission
says cooperative progams in
volving two or more institu
tions should be regarded as
a means of relieving faculty
shortages and giving students
access to a wider variety of
course offerings of acceptable
quality than a single college
The commission's report
was endorsed last week by the
Southern Governors' Confer
ence, meeting in Asheville,
although Gov. Lester
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port as released. However, he
would not say that the criti
cism of Pitts and others is
NEED SINGLE SYSTEM
The fact that Southern gov
ernors endorsed the propos
al was regarded by many
observers as a positve step
One of the most significant toward eliminating racial bar-
recommendations of the re
port was that "long-range
plans should be devised to
complete the evolution of the
South's dual system of high.
er education into a single
system serving all students."
The 48-pace report says
inly about 15 per cent of the
South's college-age Negro
riers in the Southern educa
But Pitts has reservations
about the significance of tha
"It could mean more funds,
but I have some questions
about where they intend to
population was attending col- Beek funds om their leg-
lege last fall, in sharp con- islatures or from foundations
Welcome back, fellow draft dodgers.
Once again it's time to get baek into the
rigors of college life, standing in line,
paying through the nose, cramming for
exams, sidestepping deranged motorists
on the 14th Street dragway and exchang
ing pleasantries with your confused ad
visor (who doubles in his off hours as
one of those deranged motorists).
Now I ask you, is this really the good
life? No, but it beats the heck out of tip
toeing through the Pungi traps in Viet
nam, doesn't it?
At least here at Nebraska's cultural
center (fairly reeking with the aroma of
learning ... or is that the smell of
smoldering draft cards) when you hear an
explosion, the odds are pretty good that
it is not a Claymore but just the ceiling
of the Crib finally caving in as expected? !
Who expects this particular sky to
fall? Have you ever been around the Union
about three o'clock in the afternoon when
all those hippie cool construction workers
stream in (cautiously) for their coffee
break (the sixth one of the afternoon?)
All day long they stand around leaning
on their respective shovels bareheaded.
But when they come in from their ex
hausting jobs for a shot of coffee, every
one of them straps on at least three steel
Then, too, there are times when one
is peacefully wandering around campus
trying to figure out just what and where
"Building G" is) when an occasional
piercing scream titillates the old ear
Now if you were picking your way
through a Vietnamese jungle trying care
fully to avoid the NBC news correspon
dents, the TIME staff writers, LOOK
photographers, and the On the Spot in
terviewers from NEWSWEEK, with your
luck, you'd probably trip and fall on a
piece of discarded video tape and look
up to see a sweet little old native wom
an trying to sell you a couple of sweet
little china dolls for nothing less than
twenty bucks. (Made in Japan by genu
ine craftsmen and boojplrapped in Hanoi
by genuine card-carrying, black hat-wearing
Viet Cong . . . who incidentally are
also genuine craftsmen).
Anyway, if you were enjoying the
morning splendor possessed only by a
Vietnamese rice paddie, that previously
described scream would probably mean
that one of you buddies has just tiptoed
his combat boots across the chest of a
six-foot, five-inch Viet Cogger (And Cong
you can bet he will) who was catching
twenty (no time for forty) winks in a con
venient patch of rat snake grass (rsther
a quaint name, don't you think).
Anyway the scream means that your
buddy has just realized all those nasty
remarks made in reference to the relia
bility of his trusty M-16 weren't so nasty
Not only that, but he knows now he
really shouldn't have bet his bayonet (or
old Betsy) in that final hand of poker
last night. Oh well, let us leave this rath
er unpleasant set of circumstances (as
we'd all like to ignore it anyway) and
return to business at hand, i.e., ..the
screams we hear on campus.
The screams heard around this place
can mean one of two things, an unsus
pecting (or worse trusting) student has
just plummeted his body into one of the
numerous gapping caverns that pock the
immediate area in great numbers, or an
equally unsuspecting type is standing at
the checkout counter of one of the local
bookhouses (that's pocket instead of pock)
and the friendly little lady behind the
counter has just broken the good news
that those' four books stacked in front of
lum add up to 49, plus fifteen cents in
To add to the flavor of this mock
battleground, every now and then this sort
will scream and yell, "Medic,- before
slumping to the ground.
Yes, the fall semester once again
rings with the familiar sounds and shouts
echoing throughout the buildings and
across the campus. Too bad these sounds
are so familiar.
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