The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 13, 1967, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Monday, November 13, 1967
Page 2
Unfounded emotion threatens to cloud
the minds of voters in the special election
on the minimum standards housing or
dinance Tuesday.
Many home owners who rent out
p-vpeHy fear, and rightfully so, thst they
will have to expend a large amount of
money for repairs to buildings which they
have allowed to deteriorate into little
more than shacks.
Home owners who live in their own
property also fear that they may have to
spend a great amount of money to make
repairs on their homes.
Other people say that the ordinance
would give the government the right to en
ter their homes, look into every nook and
cranny and then report, them lor one small
Yet most of the fears regarding the
minim ium housing ordinance are based on
irnoraisce. Granted home owners and rent
ers may be required to make extensive
repairs; but there are outright grants avail
able from the federal government for
hardship cases and also low-interest loans
far extensive rennovatioD.
But these repairs would not be neces
The Bdsibpss Executives Seminar en
: Latin America has the potential of nsak--'iag
Nebraska not only a place to mux
: from, tot also a place to stay.
The seminar, which is lf-smppertimg
r through registration fees, will train Amer
:iean business executives who will serve
their firms in Latin America.
Study wil he centered on Latin
America, bat it is not altogether bbood-ceivab-Je
that the executives will become
better acujoainted witi Nebraska resourc
Bin: Well. I suppose you're wandering
why I nave called yon up bere to see me,
ether than the fact thai your time had crane.
Mr. Dow: Quite frankly. Sir, yam took me
al one ctf my busiest times f the year
recruiting season- I was booked cp solid
through Not. 29 when I was to be at the
University of Nebraska. My company "s
Tepvtefikm is at stake and
Him: Yon needn't concern yourself with
fhat any mare. You'd best wirry about
your own salvation.
Mr. Dm: Yob mean there's still a irhwnre
of achieving the final reward . . . the - - -
Eternal Profit ?
Him: Exactly. This may be the biggest
thing you've ever done for Dow. I hope
vou brought your sample case with you.
Mr. Dw: I did. My wife handed it to me
this morning Just bef ore she and the kids
kissed me good-bye.
Eim: Good. Now what's this gelatin sub
stance Gabriel's been teH'mg me so much
about lately.
Mr. Dww: Oh. yon mean napalm. ReaDy.
Sir, we nave very little to do with thai.
We donl drop at, we just make sL
Hint: Yon donl need to justify yourself
. . . yet.
Mr. Dvw: And besides, you should see
what some of the Charlies have done to
our soldiers. After all it was you. Sir.
who said something like, Te unto withers
as they do unto you.."
Him: My speech writers occa&ionally con
tradict themselves. You remember they
also said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it
Urar Editor:
lis we're not kidding!
The ASUW Special Proj
ect Committee did put up
the sign urging people to
vote FOR the Minimum
Housing PrtiaL The
main aim of this sign is
faculty, administration and
other employees of the Uni
versity who are registered
voters in the city of Lin
coln. However, we hope that
students eligible to vole wiD
also be reached by this sign.
ASUX is supporting this
proposal since it directly
concerns the large number
of students whs irve out in
the MernesE, where the
landlords are at times re
luctant to make necessary
repairs. Thus we are urging
that all eligible voters vote
for the Mmimum Housing
Code proposal on Xov. 31
Ivid Eeiler
lar Esf&W:
There is a nw3 in Lin
coin lor a minimum bous
ing code.
On the whole, "'
ty of beautiful well-kept
homes. Yet according to the
13 Census, 22 per csst is.
Emotion Threatens
sary bad the owners kept the property
from deteriorating to such a state. Thus,
after the initial repair, this measure
would be prim ar illy a preventative mea
sure. It is a!o unrealistic to believe that
the inspectors would take advantage of
this ordinance because of the obvious con
stitutional guarantees Involved in such an
ordiance. If we cannot trust the advisory
board set up under this ordinance to give
citizens a square deal, it seems unlikely
that we can trust our mayor, governor
or president to make fair decisions.
The ordinance contains numerous
safeguards to guarantee the constitutional
rights of the citizen. And the ordinance
will protect older sections of Lincoln
from growing into slums which blight many
larter cities of the United States.
The importance of this issue to Uni
versity students should be apparent: im
proved off-campus housing for the in
creasing number of University student
who live off-campus.
The Daily Xebraskan urges all eligible
voters in the University community to
rate for the minimum standards ho using
Place To Stay
es which include University of Nebras
ka ftsudenls.
Knowledge that Nebraska has both the
natural and toman resources necessary
for business could help to promote the
state's slowly - growing indsistirial status.
The Institute f Latin American and
International Studies, beaded by Dr. Ro
berto Esqaeraazi-Mayo, shosld be congrat
ulated for instituting what could become
a plug to Nebraska's "brain drain.""
unto one of the least of these ray brethren,
ye have done it onto toe."
Mr. Dw: WeJL getting back to napalm.
Sir. what must I do to be Eternally
Him: Tell, me. bow big a contawr can
I get the stuff in should I want to coder
Mr. Dw: Order, Sir? Tin afraid I dual
Baa: I was hoping I weadnl have to
spel ,tt out Eat say I wanted to aTim'tifiatr
about three billion people.
Mr. Dw: 1 a m g h i n g uproariously) OX
that's terribly funny. Sir.. New why on
earth would yew want to do thai?
Hia: Wen. I didn't say "oh earth but
now that vera mention at, yon da recall
Matthew 24 :.
Mr. D: Sore. That's the one about
""wars and rumors oi wars."
Him: Exactly. And Revelations 20; 9.
Mr. Imiw: Sure . . . "and fire came down
from God out of heaves and devoured
them. Sir, da you mean?
Him: Exactly. You see yon aren't tie
only one who wont have to worry about
Nov. 20 Now what's the biggest drum of
napalm I can gel ?
Mr. Dw: For you. Sir. we could prob
ably make an exception from our usual
village size. It depends on how big an area
you want to melt..
ilim: I thought Id start with America.
Mr. Dvw: Fine, Fine. But before I'm tak
en to the Eternal Profit, you wiD bring
my family up? I mean, napalm is a hor
rible way to die.
Him: Yes, it must be HelL
tiie city's homes do not pro
vide safe and adequate shel
ter; they are dilapidated
beyond the point of repair.
Another IS per cent are in
various stages of detriora
lion, broadly defined as con
ditions widen need mare re
pair than would be provided
in the course of regular
The problem it not limi
ted to a single area of the
city. -Every census tract in
the city coiAains at least
one blck in which either
one half the bomes are de
teriorating or one half the
residents are on welfare.
At present, nothing is be
ing done to prevent or cure
deterioration and dilapida
tion, nor to protect neigh
boring property values or
the general tax base, be
cause tie City does not have
the resources or the au
thority, under existing or
dinances. Ielhngs built before
1545 are not required to
meet the minimum st'-tid-arcU
slfutiur of sau'la
tion established by the VS&
bousing ordinance. Thus,
lor exampis, lucre it a two-
block area at the western
end of J Street in which
only one bouse has indoor
plumbing, the rest of the
bouses bemg served by out
bouses. Although existing
fire and health regulations
may be enforced when con
ditions have already grown
severe, upon citizen com
plaint there is no general,
iinified ordinance covering
problems of structure and
There is no way to pre
vent houses from deteriorat
ing to the point of no re
turn. Xor does toe Cny of
itself have the resources to
help repair bomes or to re
locate occupants of substan
dard housing. The Federal
government bas programs
of grant-in aids and rent
supplements available, but
a workable plan for com
munity improvement in
cluding a minimum bous
ing i0 is required lor par
ticipation in these pro
grams. Tiie Xoveniber 14th
election is an important one
for Lincoln.
Curl Donaldson
AWJX Special Prejects
fc4, J, ,
Dear Edilr:
Since I ara ne oil the
more than KIM students
wi tare been labeled
"apatbetic". I wonld liie
to say what apathy is and
I an apathetic ab&ut
ASUX. It is a deliberatiTe
body, not an acting ne; I
can't recall nght mow any
thing that they have ever
dwt KAMboiigh M' I con
centrate on it I might re
call some statements of
X-, I did not vote on the
Vietnam referendum. But
despite the opinions of Al
SpangJer and others, it was
not out of apathy. 1 am
very concerned about Viet
nam and I am familiar wr,ii
the arguments of the dif
ferent sides.
The reason I didn't vole
ii ambivalence, not apathy.
It is not that I don't care
which side wins, d is that
I don't know which Side 1
am on and this is not be
cause of ladk of informa
tion, but because of an an
nate conflict of my on
Furthermore, 1 am not
apathetic about those an
gry young xiien in Hut coun
try. Again ambJvaJence, f
both sympathize wda them
and tear them, but wiH
neither support nor oppo
tnem. They do not need to
defeat the ambivalent
masse, only the "credibil-tij-gip'
E ilur&us l auni
Dtar Exlilwr:
"Rnile Mr. Javid P. Dem
aresfs letter Jot. t) on
the recent Vietnam refer
endum contained much that
is logical and noteworthy,
il seems that certain state
ments of bis are based on
fallacious thinking.
For instance, tie bas as
serted that A'for Che South
Vietnamese to achieve last
ing freedom they must have
the capacity and the wi3
to repel aggression and es
tablish capitalism for them
selves.' Mr. Demarest would have
done well to remeniber that
if a nation already has the
capacity to meet certain
contingency, it will never
deem H necessary to invite
an outsider to deal with it,
even though the latter be
an "aDy."
On tie ytiier hand, evi
dence lor the existeiu (A
the wiH to repel agpression
is presented m ius on
statement x'our milttary
aifistaac is at Hie request
of the Ssoiih letBamese
bmr can this be sub
ject to qutstiom. What is
truly subject to scnintiny
is whether the bligations
entailed in aceeptirg the
request mere fulfilled as
they should have been, i.e.
with a yriinnriiutn wastage
of hrc-msn lives and in a
minimum period of time.
It is indeed surprising to
leara that the pnndp3es"'
involved in this issue are
individual rights and self
interests. Rughls cannot be
called pi-incipie$ and many
times the dklales of self
interest drive one to aban
don printles. Be that as
il may. if it is American
self-interest and not Viet
namese democracy that is
at state, then al talk about
"making the m wrld safe for
democracy" as a mockery.
What is even more sur
prising is Mr. LVmarest's
belief that establishment of
freed ora m Vietnam iild
tTcate conditions for the
Vietnamese to eslabbsa
capitalism for Ibemselves.
Loes the riter seriously
suggest that one may
equate an economic system
with certain fundamental
ahalienable freedoms com
mon to aU numan beings?
S. fL Cnaturtedi
Iear Editor:
I denounce 11 following:
AdJimnelratioB tor its
bj'stej'ical inquisition oi sup
posed marjjuana liters,
among other things..
ASUX for not eies try
ing to get what the studenti
A'S lor its useless,
unneeded and unwanted
The Board of Begems
for completely reversing the
new bousing policy for the
sake oi making a buck
ttjj ough the dorms.
Pean G. Eobert Eots
for bis valiam attempt to
bankrupt the Greek bouses
for the same reason as
Gov. Ttemann for bis
apparently fascM atUtude
toward academic freedom.
Dean Helen Snyder for
taking matters int her on
hand under the suspicion
that d r m ojes bouses
might be enjvj'ed by res
Tl student who sit
by and do nothing but gripe
fji they een do thai be
cause ' 1 won't be here all
my life, yon know.
T aU th aboi l! 1 can
feel oEly diigsst; for they
are not even wortby of good
clean bate. The human or
ganism bas stepped to a
new record Ism. I am sorry,
but it is true.
Claadia Jsaes
(Editor's Xe: The L'ri
versiJy via wni make may
mmey mm 4wutory feet
fur smbc years. The iarm
ebarges t traari cpera
ti and paying off teams
the cwastrBctiw of thea.
Oiangin; World
Dear Editor:
Students at a cniversity
gam producthre ability
the ability to produce real
wealfA goads and ser
vices that can raise some
one's standard of thing.
Some of tis believe that
the student wh works and
studies sixty or more bours
a week for four years bas
the right to decide vbat is
done wills the ability be
gams. Be can ngstfully
produce products and trade
with others to the advan
tage for profit) of both
Yet nearly 2 the pro
fession have codes of eth
ic which emnbatieaJJv 5cv
this right. The claan the
student oe bit ahihty to
the iimpetenl of tha
country or the rest of the
ojld; that jt ibis moral
duty to enter iule some un
profitable transactions,
VtM now the student who
knew Mi right could g fato
engineering or business d
rtuiuitration and join an
Americaa corporation.
But the altruists are cot
happy wdb destrsj-ing
teaching, medicine, etc.
They are now demanding
that business justify its
existent by prwmg it pro
duce sweeping social bene
fit. TMs is eary for bus,
oess.. but the fromeacs-ac-cordiiig
- tojbfy-sroup
also want esrporatioss to
make social service fbtsr
prime inofiraf&n, the most
suicidial actios a company
could take.
RcruJlir;g advertisements
now read Lie Peace Corps
posters.. Tlwre is n place
kft for the student bo
wishes to trade Ms abilJly
and not grve d aay.
iarkyteae Emnwitf
(The Xebraskaa rcsmes
the ti&A tit edee Jet
ters. tsgaei biters wiH
nU be pruned.)
Grand Sprix
by George KaufmarL.
I was highly intrigued last week by the case of the
young man who was flying the Russian flag in his dorm
window and the incensed patriot who took it as an af
front to bis (our) country.
As it turned out, there is a Nebraska law which pro
hibits the flying of a flag of an "unfriendly" foreign na
tion. Now this is nothing more than the kind of thing which
one has come to expect from Nebraska (Them dirty Uni-.
rersity kids messing up the veterans" day parade for all"
the patriot soldiers last Saturday). But the part of it
which intrigued me was the part about how to go about
finding the list of "Friendlv" countries to the United
All right, let's start with the obvious nasties. Com
munist China, right? Everyone agreed? And Russia? And
f course Cuba and North Vietnam.
Now for the good guys. Britain, right? And Canada,
of course . We haven't had a war with Canada for a
long tune. Oh, yes. And Germany and Japan, I almost
Some of the veterans who wanted their parade Sat
urday haven't forgotten Germany and Japan's friendli
ness, however.
And Russia was our ally against Japan and Russia,
wasnt she? Oh, darn it, now I'm getting all mixed up.
Is Egypt our friend? We haven't bad a war with
Egypt for a while. Oh. and those damn Spaniards pose
a real problem. We love their bullfights, but after all,
Franco is a dictator, isn't he?
We like South Vietnam because they have elections,,
even though the opposition parties couldn't run.
We don't like Russia because she bas electrons in
which the opposition parties can't run. I guess the dif
ference is that South Vietnam let us come and watch
the people vote and be democratic and all that, and Rus
sia won't let us come watch.
We didn't like Japan while we still had troops sta
tioned there to keep an eye on ber. But we have troops
stationed in Alabama. New Jersey and Washington to keep
and eye on them. Are tftey friendly?
The two most passionate wars we have fought were
against Britain and the Soutbern United States.
Is it against the law to fly a Confederate flag? Would
you complain about it to an Alabama sheriff ?
Let's face it. patriots. You can't tell the teams with
out a scorecard. and the scorecard changes every ten
minuites. It's Lke keeping tabs on which party Terry
Carpenter belongs to at any given moment
Does the United States really have any '"friecdiZ
wben it comes right down to it? The patriots may sort
find that Russia is one of the more friendly.
Our Man Hoppe
Scene: The Pearly Gates. St Peter, nervously swing
ing bis keys, is rjrrosinded by a host of heavenly cherubs.
St Peter: Afcera. You're probably wondering why I
called you all bere this moraiEg. WeQ, as yoa know,
babies come from Heaven. Bat it seems we're having a
population explosion on the planet Earth that's the
tity one out there on the fringes of Galaxy MCXX11.
Demand bas tnpkd and, frackly, we can't keep op. So
it's my dsty to inform yoa cherubs ...
First tend (dapping bis palm to bis forehead ) :
We've been drafted!
St Peter (bastj'y): No. no? The Front Office feels any
draft woiM be most nnbeavenly. Instead, I've bees in
structed to ask tor vdsteers.
First Cherab: How long a bitch do we kave to sen
before we get to come borne?
St Peter: One lifetime. But I should advise yon that
your chances of ever returning to Heaven are slim. Many
are called, but few are chosen.
SecoMl Cherub (Suspiciously I: What's the duty Lke?
Si. Peter (mith a sight: Yoa are entitled to a long
and searching look before v olunteering.
Third Cfcervb (as all peer c-oriously down through the
gates i: Oh. I can't bear it Look, there! People! B-rcicg!
They're afire!
St Peter (glumly): Napalm. Christians are dropping
it on heathens.
Fourth Chersb: But that over there. It's so beautiM
it ties your stomach in a knot
St Peter: Yes. two deer standing on a green hillside
above the sea in the autumn haze.
Fifth Chrrvh: Those huge ovens. They reek of evd.
St Peter: Incinerators. Six million mortals vers
burned in tbose.
Sixth Chersb: Zowie? That blinding flash of light!
St Peter: Two mortals making love. But you must not
talk of that
Seseath Cherub: Those tears, that unbearable, wrench
ing pain, what causes that?
St Peter: The word, TareweJL" There's a baker
dzea in a lifetime.
Eigbth Cherub: And that glow that lights the sky?
St Peter: Oh. that's Charlotte Hawkins looking into
ber aandaurhter " fa Or d yws tseaa that flare ever
the jungle? That's v men can better to kill each
other. v. ii youU look over here . . .
11e Chert together: We don't wast to se aoy
H. Peter trwuit$): But rt's my duly to show you
famine, peitilew, thermonuclear erplvwon . . .
The Cherabt together: Xo more, no nwt, En'cgn
Is enough.
U. Peter Shaking bis bead): bMuAima, I tbu-k the
Fraot Office ... Bid let's gt this nonense over wda.
Yon all taaderstand the tboice? Yoa can spend ctercity
bere singing feymns of ecstry at the foot of the Heavenly
Throne or yoa can volunteer for a Lfethnc of pain and
sorrow and boredom relieved only by a few moments of
joy. AH right AH tbose in favor of mortality wul pleas
say, "Aye.
And, lo, the chorus of
reverberated even throsiga
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