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Wednesday, September 27, 1967
CAMPUS OPINION: Don't Stereotype
It all seemed so simple last April.
Jilst pass the Student Bill of Rights and
it would become part of the ASUN con
stitution. Then full time could be devoted
to its implmentation.
But now the entire issue (if one can
even see what it is) appears to be head
ed for the death trap of entangling, drawn
out legal battles.
And who can be sure if ASUN will
ever actually get down to the problem of
implementation. And if they do many of
those senators who would fight for its im
plementation will have fallen by the way
sidefed up with the legal technicalities.
Senator Al Spangler is seeking a de
claratory judgment from Student Court
on whether Article 5b and another hous
ing amendment sponsored by the Students
for a Democratic Society are actually in
conflict. Both were passed by student in
:the general election last April.
Article 5b provides that "Students
have the right to an equitable role in the
formulation of housing policy which al
lows maximum individual choice. The
: SDS-sponsored amendment provides that
: "Each student shall have the right to
choose his living environment."
Thus, the purpose of the declaratory
: judgementwould be to find out if the two
amendments are actually in conflict.
But what if they are? While the Ne
: braskan is insure, what the court could
do in such a case, it seems only reason
able that the two amendments would
have to be voted on again by the stu
dents in another election which probably
. would not be unt3 next April again
stalling implementation.
Now then, you think, at least by April
we will have a Bill of Rights added to
the ASUX constitution. Wrong.
It seems there is also the legal ques
tion of whether constitutional amendments
can be added to the constitution without
the approval of the Regents.
ASUN President Dick Schulze cites
the Preamble of the ASUN Constitution
as a possible reason.
The Preamble reads: "We. the stu
dents of the University of Nebraska, with
the consent of the Board of Regents, do
hereby ordain and establish this consti
tution for the administration of student
Although it is still a legal question,
that little phrase, "with the consent of the
Board of Regents," could mean that the
amendments are not amendments unless
they are approved by the Board of Re
gents. So back to the courts.
Assuming the courts would find that
the amendments could not be added with
out the consent of the Regents and then
assuming the Regents could allow the
amendments to become a part of the Con
stitution surely another lengthy battle
the Bill of Rights still" would not be
through the battle.
Al Spangler assuming he were still
around by this time would still want the
Bill of Rights included as a part of Uni
versity policy.
Spangler might then ask Student Tri
bunai back to the courts again for a
writ of mandamus, asking that the ASUX
executives do their jobs in getting the
Bill of Rights included in official Univer
sity policy.
And so on ad infinitum. The legal en
tanglements might go even further who
But while all this legal foolishness
has been occurring, the Bill of Rights is
still no closer to being implemented.
The Bill of Rights will never mean a
thing unless it is implemented. The Ne
braskan. like the students, wish to see an
end to lengthy court battles, and the im
plementation of the Bill of Rights.
Dear Editor:
Date: Thursdav, Sept.
Time: Immediately fol
lowing Hyde Park.
Question: (By Daily Ne
braskan staffer) What is
your name?
Answer: Don Sutton
Question: Are you a mem
ber of SDS?
Answer: Xo.
Question: Are you sure?
(Eyeing my mustache and
Answer: Of course Urn
sure, why do yeu think I
said so?
Reporter: Well, if you say
so, I gvess you should know
tooy, was she disap
pointed). Caption under photo
graph, Daily Nebraskan,
Monday. Sept, 25: "Don Sut
ton, a member of Students
for a Democratic Socie
ty. .
Xow come on guys, what's
going on, couldn't you find
any SDS members with long
hair? It's not that I really
care that much about what
you feel like saying about
me, as long as you can at
least play it straight!
What I really object to is
this stereotyping, in spite of
the facts. There were sev
eral SDS members who
spoke Thursday who work
hard all year and deserve
recognition. Don't get me
wrong, I'm not worried
about the "taint of associa
tion" with SDS because as
far as I'm concerned,
they're the only group on
campus that talks straight,
and I really appreciate that.
(If you think I'm kidding,
catch President George Oli
vari at Hyde Park some
time and compare him to
ASUN President D 1 c k
Schulze, or Dean Ross or
Dean Snyder, l I simply ob
ject to misplaced recogni
tion and the twisting of facts
made very clear, just to fit
a stereotype.
If you really want to have
1 int wwwr :.xrx
Your Chance
Tm from Nebraska. I'd never
have a chance."
That too often has been the attitude
of University of Nebraska students when
they consider applying for a scholarship
under the Fulbright-Hays Act, according
to Dr. Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo. faculty
advisor for the Fulbright scholarships
and director of the Institute for Latin
American and International Studies. And
so they do not apply.
But "this need not be the case.
Dr. Esquenazi notes that one student
he convinced to apply was the top-ranking
candidate in the region and later
went on to prove himself even further in
studies under the Fulbright program.
Students who apply for a Fulbright
scholarship are not competing with pro
fessors or instructors but are competing
along with other graduating seniors.
Eligibility requirements include good
health. United States citizenship, a bach
elor's degree and "language proficiency
sufficient to communicate with the peo
ple of the host country and to earn out
the proposed study."
The grants provide transforation, liv
ing expenses and fees if the student
were selected as one of the over 300
Fulbright scholars.
The Nebraskan urges students to dis
cuss the Fulbright program with Edward
T. Pureell, special programs officer of the
Office of Inter-American Programs, 2:30
p.m. Thursday in room 122, Lyman Hall.
YouYe from Nebraska. And you do
have a chance.
Groovin' Sunday
The local species of the
flower children are holding
a love-in Sunday and invit
ing everyone to take part.
that wide-open imitation
means you re eligible so
why not go out to Pioneers
Park Sunday and see what
a Jove-in is all about?
A love-in is actually noth
ing so much as it is a huge,
day-long picnic. It can be
thought - provoking, educa
tional and unforgetable.
Sunday's love-in wOl fea
ture a rocking combo, folk
singers, poetry readings,
good fellowship, sunshine
and a generally "groovin"
The affair's organizers
are urging love-iners to
bring the traditiomal flower
plus musical instruments,
bells, candles, incense, kites
and a picnic lunch and
spend the day at the park.
The love-in idea should be
nothing new to Universirv
The love-in idea should be
nothing new to Universirv
students or to the local com
munity. The affairs were the rage
last summer and the huge
love-in gatherings in Griffith
Park in Los Angeles and
in New York City's Central
Park were widely publiciz
ed. The whole love-in move
ment is merely an expan
sion of the ' Gentle Thurs
day" movement that was
popular on college campuses
last year.
Simfliarly. the love-in idea
shouldn't shock anyone.
Aky vkKcj is fray a fnof fomfrN
tz&uhm octet? ip ;T mfc l'1 SI
some fun, why don't you
send a reporter to interview
"The Antelope Pavilion." a
psycheledic band here at the
U. We all have long hair!
Just think of the fun you
could have associating us
with drugs because some
people somewhere who take
drugs have long hair :I
don't suppose the fact that
we dont means much.)
There are a lot of us
working for change in our
own way mine is through
music, others choose poli
tics, others try drugs we
are separate cats with sepa
rate bags, so wake up or
shut up Okay?
The facts may indeed be
duller than truth, but some
of us appreciate them from
time to tie.
Don Sutton
(Editor's Note: The Ne
braskan apologizes to Mr.
Sutton for the error in iden
tification.) Easterners Gripe
Dear Editor:
Let us play a game where
one has to use his imagina
tion. Sometime take a stroll be
tween the Plant Industry
Building and C.Y. Thomp
son Library- When you are
taking this stroll look at the
new East Campus Student
Union Building now under
Should you actually see it
you win the game because
your imagination is better
than most students.
Would it not be better to
build a new East Campus
Union so the East Campus
students could put their
imaginative minds to better
Robert E. Harris
. . . And Gripe
Dear Editor:
A note from the Forgotten
Campus where the n?w stu
dent union isn't:
The new East Campus
Student Union must be be
ing built very close to the
City Union. It doesnt ap
pear to be on the East Cam
pus. I am told that the Big
Brass say "no one on East
Campus really cares." Is
this also the reason the pre
sent temporary quarters of
the East Union are little
more than storage space
for City Union cast-offs?
We do care. The wheel
called East Campus is
squeaking. Maybe the Ne
braska Union Director Al
len Bennett, in his distant
ivory palace, is too far
away to hear. I hope we can
squeak loud enouch. WE
John Smith
great deal
outside of
Building. I
take this
praise the
students on
of controversy
the "art object"
the Woods Art
would like to
opportunity to
University art
this semester's
Dear Editor:
Last spring there was a
The latest art display is
just north of the Union and
can hardly be overlooked.
The work and thought that
must have gone into this
exhibit is fantastic!
What is most impressive
is the use of actual men
"working" on this display.
The boards, torn-up con.
crete and general chaotic
atmosphere has a tremen
dous effect on all who are
fortunate enough to view it.
And added to all of this is
that final touch of genius
a rustic squeaking crane!
I ask you, is this not loo
much for words? Struggl.
ing art students of Nebras.
ka University salute you.
Art C Kraftsey
Keally Great
Dear Editor:
In regard to Cater
Chamblee's review of "Dr.
To begin with, you brief
critique of "Dr. Zhivago"
was truely magnificent.
The finesse with which
you handled your article of
Sept. 21 was simply flaw
less. It is obvious that your
talent as a film critic has
matured to the point where
it is unquestionable.
For example: the time
which was wasted on the
landscape of the Urals and
the Ukraine was inexcuse
"able i trash): the manner in
which the characters were
handled was criminal. Only
a slobbering sentimentalist
would have felt any emotion
when Lara and Zhivago
parted for the last time.
Anyone can see that a di
rector who would employ
such devices would definite
ly be classified as a rook
ie" As for the incomplete
treatment of the Russian
Revolution, the film editor
was far too liberal with the
scissors. They (Leon & Co.)
should have definitely in
eluded the entire (or even
half) the Revolution. Ima
gine the color, the splendor.
In general, the ineptness
exhibited by David Leon
and Carol Ponti was nnfor
giveable. Your brilliant abil
ity to recognize and expose
that which would otherwise
have gone unnoticed will
probably go unnoticed. But
to those of us who truly
know and understand the
art of film direction and
production, you will stand
as a martyr.
Rich Hilsabeck
(Ediiflr'i Note: The following article was writtea by the
nmner mhii Vietnamese minister for finance and ece
omics whs was kept from running in the Sept 3 presi
dential elections because be planned to rua on a peace
Collegiate Press Sen-ice
Vietnam is the typical example of a revolutionary
war. The long duration of this war has enabled us to see
the successive steps of an evolution through the different
phases of a development which had been conditioned by
internal and external circumstances.
Up until now, all efforts made to end or escalate the
war have proven ineffective. Violence, which is normal
in a conventional war, has been used in vain. Pathetic
appeals to stir up humanitarian feelings have been
launched also in vain. Offers of assistance with the lure
of material advantages also were not responded to as
expected. All these attempts not only fail but also spread
Popular Outcry Could End War
Daily Nebraskan
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a climate of mistrust, of discouragement and-or impotence
in me iace ot me Gaily intensification of the war.
Why so? Because of the lack of time for an analj'sis
of the facts with due consideration to the genuine opinions
of the nationals of the country in which the war is being
waged. It is now the right time to fill this gap and to
find in a rational way an approach to the notion of peace
within the context of a revolutionary war.
First of all, let us analyze the factors which were at
the start of a revolutionary war. The individual human
being is at the bub of the revolutionary war and he had
to be a native of the country where the revolutionary
war is w aged. At the beginning one must use all possible
resources in order to influence him psychologically so that
be win grab the leaflets or weapons necessary to initiate
the political and armed struggle. Propaganda tools used
by human beings are but of minor importance, for a man
driven by a powerful motivation can achieve a lot with
very crude equipment indeed. The elements of motiva
tion which a man possesses to fight for a liberation war
are numerous but they can be enumerated in the follow
ing order: the loss of national independence, dissatisfac
tion due to social injustice, bad living conditions. If these
components do not really exist, they must be fabricated
as Heeded.
Generally speaking, it takes some time to start a
revolutionary war because the simple and primitive peas
antry can be politically transformed only under particular
circumstances and with time. In practice, the circum
stances the most conducive to a rapid and violent ex
plosion of a revolutionary war can be found in the nega
tive attitude of the colonial power which refuses to grant
genuine independence to colonized people, a fact that
crystallized the will for iiijervtiwi of the people.
In hc case of Vietnam, the mechanism had been
launched by the armed struggle to regain national indepen
of development of the liberation war went on a self feeding
system, because a war waged on a larger scale strengthens
the factors found at the start of a revolutionary war.
In effect, an ideological war with foreign intervection
that follows the war for independence does worsen the thirst
for national sovereignity.
Also the war, in alienating the city folks from the farm
ers more social injustic, creating at the same time among
city folks a widening gap between war profiteers and war
suffers and thus 22sr2vates a dangerous social imbalance
Finally the war and the destruction it entails, the
exodus and displacement of people it creates, cause a
steady deterioration of material living conditions and
therefrom rise the resentment of people and their desire
for a change of regime.
Thus, if the movement of the revolutionary war en
counters an opposition by its action, this opposition will
be enhanced by a reaction as powerful as the force
exerted by the movement itself; it in turn initiates a more
violent opposition and starts to snowball. In this way.
in the action and reaction int?rplay with the reciprocal
feeding effect, a development process takes place inexor
ably with the cumulative result and with no end in sight
Two hypotheses are to e cosidered:
EITHER the machinery opposing the revolutionary
war is not strong enough and in the above-mentioned
motion of crescendo, the time will surely come when that
machinery will be overrun by what is called the general
counterof f ensive. "
OR the machinery opposing the revolutionary war is
assisted from without In such a case, the interplay of
actions and reactions win go on for a long tone unless
in the prolonged course of events the fighting machine
wears out If it does, the end will be that of the first
hypothesis, or unless under horrible circumstances, it de
cides to completely destroy the country where the war
is being waged. Even in such a case, the revolutionary
forces wiH not be wiped out as much, because as long as
human beings are still moved by strong political moti
vations the revolutionary war win go on.
It win be a war of attrition, the end of which can
only be seen in a world war.
If the above analysis is correct, then we win have
to deny the possibility of peace in the course of a revo
lutionary war and let ourselves sink Into pessimism. But
we feel that one possibility of peace and only one does
The approach to this peace being as fouows:
We have said that the main factor in a revolntionaij
war is the human being. That human being can perform
prodigies when motivated by strong psychological incen
tves which led him to political or armed struggle. If
one can ever find a stronger psychological motivation
which, under ci given conditions can neutralize tht
others, then one can stop the war and move to peace.
What must these conditions be? First of att, the war
has to last long enough so that aspirations toward com
plete national independence, social justice, and better living
conditions win lose the attractive power they had at the
outset of the struggle. It is also necessary that the interplay
of actions and reactions reach a significant equilibrium
where the revolutionary forces and their opponents can no
longer negate, easily and quickly the final decision.
Within this precise context, the powerful psychological
motivations which can effectively act on the human being
is desire for peace. This desire for peace has to com
from the populace and can be, as the need arises, ex
cited and blown np to embrace as many people as pos
sible. The birth of this desire amid an atmosphere of pro
longed war, coupled with the fear of death, wO cut down
or neutralize the effects of psychological motivations.
With popular support without which evolutionary
war is not possible now directed toward peace, the
war itself win stop spreading and then' move downward.
1 Tfu 6 PPsing revolutionary war win also
5 fnrh0W SU1 oraWe conditions for nego
tiations for a cese fire and for peace win prevaU.
if r lon!uand PMvl 01 war Vietnam now finds
- itself facing the above-mentioned conditions. The Vietna-
as hole must be assisted to express them
selves in favor of peace.