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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, March 7, 1963
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The Senate machine roared along Wednesday
passing the two major ' bills proposed this term
admissions into the National Student Association
(NSA) and the disciplinary procedure act.
The disciplinary act now faces an uncertain fu
ture as it passes into the Faculty Senate's hands.
Several faculty members, especially those in-
volved with the AAUP, have recognized the lack
. . of a well structured disciplinary procedure for
years and they will probably support the act whole
..... Other faculty members and some administra
- tors may have reservations toward the bill's ef
fect on the operations of the Student Affairs Office.
If approved the bill will not terminate the coun
seling services the Student Affairs now renders
free of charge or Infringe upon the office's at
tempts to examine students' misconduct without
using the courts.
The bill would provide students, however, with
a basic legal framework which would guarantee
them fair treatment in any disciplinary matter.
Most important, the bill establishes the most
basic requirements for due process now non
existent at the University.
The Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents
should approve this bill.
The NSA proposal also has another hurdle
to clear before the University becomes officially
affiliated with the national organization.
Undoubtedly University students will consent
to NSA affiliation but they should familiarize them
selves with the programs and bonus offers which
accompany NSA membership.
To name only a few there is the program which
advises member campuses on such projects as fac
ulty evaluation books, there is an extremely good
tutorial program and also a European excursion
program presently investigating the foreign travel
Membership in NSA would be worthwhile even
though as an NSA national representative pointed
out the University will not be immediately over
hauled. NSA will simply make available the most
progressive programs and ideas and provide Ne
braska with an effective outlet into national af
fairs. Cheryl Tritt
"Mick Lowe ...
On mighty men
He took exercise frequently, and I wrestled with
m him . . .
Plato on Socrates
2 Don't look now, but the second-ranked team
- in the country was competing in the coliseum last
2 Saturday night, and the chances are, you missed
- it. The team was Oklahoma, the sport was wrest
In almost any other sport, a Husker battle
against a nationally ranked team would be met
- with a squad of leggy pom-pon girls, spirit bon
fires, and maybe even a member of the Board of
Regents in his Go Big Red hat. Who knows? He
might even sit next to a student, but physical
; contact is out of the question.
C But that, friend, is not wrestling at least
not at Nebraska.
To be sure, the match itself was like sending
I soft bologna into a meat grinder. The Husker grap-
piers were smashed 35 to 0. But the fact that
' the most spirited attendants at the meet were the
termites gnawing on the woodwork of the aging
. Coliseum was not overlooked by the Husker team.
t All of this puts Coach Orville Borgialli's Hus
Ikers in a tough spot. On the road, they are greeted
Jby thousands of hostle, fiercely loyal wrestling
connoisseurs, who closely ring the mats, receiving
;the slightest move with decibels of opprobrium
But at home, where the Nebraska team should
have a home court advantage, the Coliseum comes
across like a well-lighted Wyuka.
In the process of writing this column, I have
conversed at length, with several wrestlers, who
jdelight in discussing riding times, and rami
fications of selecting the "up" or "down" position
In the second or third periods in relation to the
odd weight classes.
At one point in the conversation the subject
was turned to international wrestling, where, con
fided 167-pounder Harry Gaylor, the Russians and
Japanese are perennial victors. "And Iranians,"
he added. "You never want to wrestle Iranians."
I would also like to be able to say that wrest
lers are sort of noble savages, who eschew sensu
al pleasures in favor of a reflective life, tempered
with Herculean exercist. But I am reminded of the
legendary Kansas high schoool wrestler who sup
posedly had enough native ability to make him
self an all-time all-American.
Unfortunately, he was barred from college ow-'
ing to a phenomenal score of 11 on the College
Boards, out of a possible 800. "I guess he just
didn't like to look at stuff," Gaylor smiled.
I asked Coach Borgialli how he thought his
team would do in the Big Eight Tournament in
"Well," he replied with a heavy sigh, "we
should be In the thick of the race for fourth place."1
Not optimistic, just realistic. Kansas University de
cided to forget the whole thing a couple of years
back, and disbanded their wrestling team entirely.
But not Orville. This morning the wrestling
team set out warily for Boulder. If they were
lucky, a janitor may have been at the back door
of the gym to wave encouragement and goodbye
- with his whisk broom.
So next fall, while you sit with 67,000 other fans
- delighting to the blinding speed of Joe Orduna, and
'"watching Nebraska's steady ascent in the natiou-
-al polls, remember that Bomewhere the wrestlers
;;are already beginning their daily three mile runs,
- and that the football waxings we give other Big
Eight Schools will be returned in wrestling. In
Z Yon don't have to have brains to wrestle.
; But it helps. Yon don't have to have fans to win.
I, But it would help, as any wrestler will attest.
" If yon like underdogs, you'll love wrestling at
On Mighty Men,..
Changing face of the war
Washington Day after
day, the meetings at the high
est level succeed one anoth
er, to discuss the action to be
taken on Gen. Earle Wheel
er's report on the military
situation in Vietnam. Pending
President Johnson's decision,
which will be both painful
and crucial, it may be well
to sketch the main outlines of
the picture brought back by
the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
The picture has two princi
pal features. The first is a
massive additional invasion of
South Vietnam by units of the
North Vietnamese regular
army. This dominates the
scene in the provinces close
to the border and sets the pat
tern of the war there.
No less than six enemy di
visions are now deployed on
the borders of, or actually In,
the small area of South Viet
nam's two most northerly
provinces. Two divisions
threaten Khe Sanh. Two more
are Eastward along the de
militarized zone, threatening
the other border posts. And
two are in the mountains fur
ther south threatening the Ma
rine rear and the cities of
Quang Tri and Hue.
This Is far from being the
complete tale of the enemy's
forces in I Corps initially
the quietest of all the four
corps areas in South Vietnam.
In consequence, Gen. William
Westmoreland has been com
pelled to change the old sys
tem that made I corps the
exclusive preserve of the ma
rines. Redeployment northward of
U.S. Army units like the fam
ous Air Cavalry Division
have by now concentrated in
I corps nearlyhalf the Ameri
can troops at Gen. Westmore
land's disposal. II Corps, in
the center, where great prog
ress has been made, has been
stripped of troops to a poten
tially dangerous degree.
Needed: a reason for being
Editor's Note: Ken Steil
is another contributor to our
series feautring residents
of the Able Hall graduate
A student involved with
college life is acquainted with
the pursuit of fun. It is a
kind of a game where one
attempts to get the maximum
enjoyment from one's actions
without leaning too far into
action where the chances of
being caught and punished
are too great. Certainly there
are many types of fun seek
ing that are tolerable and
healthy for the student. But
when having fun results in
the littering, destructionr and
theft of university property
and also excessive noise, it
becomes a deviant means of
To be concrete here are a
few examples from living in
a residence hall. Students
have taken it upon themselves
to provide certain disturbing
sounds by regularly ringing
elevator bells (sometimes
from the first to the tenth
floor) and occasionally blow
ing off large firecrackers in
the staircases. Refuse is
thrown out of windows by
certain rooms, the basement
staricase is spotted with pa
per from recently installed
vending machines. Bulletin
boards and elevator buttons
are susceptable and desirable
targets of student destructive
Such deviant action runs
directly counter to the sup
posed purpose for even hav
ing the college institution.
They are indicative of a big
ger problem for the college
student guiding his ac
tions from a conscious moral
This uncertainty of values
is manifest in the above ex
amples has ramifications
for our general view of being
in college. It suggests a der
rangement of values rooted
deeper than an individual
In coming to college the
student leaves at home a net
of relationships that have
taken a lifetime to construct.
The forces that have influ
enced his character to be
what it is are no longer im
mediately present. In the
university community the stu
dent must justify his values
in the face of attacks on
them from both his studies
and other students.
Consequently the student
demonstrates which values
he had really made a part
of his character and which
he has as a result of habit
from his former mode of life
Norms or values of a per
son's character are shown
through his actions. The col
lege student must do his own
evaluating in order to de
velop his own character. By
his actions the student struc
tures his life in college.
He may structure his ac
tions by putting energy into
school work, student govern
ment, social activities, sports
or an infinite variety of com
binations of these and other
general areas. The important
point is that it is the stu
dent's actions resulting from
his own decisions, which
orient his character and gives
general direction to what his
future lifr will be. In this
sense there is a real dif
ference in direction between
the student that orients him
self towards learning and the
one bent on having a good
Both ways of living the
college life are guides to a
particular student's future
We must have our value
priorities in mind to best
utilize the college years. Even
though a student may not have
the greatest talent he can
still accomplish important
self development. Instead of
conforming to group behavior
the student should remember
that, hopefully, the primary
reason be came to college
was to improve himself.
It is important that we not
forget to ask ourselves what
we really desire rfom life
and how we hope to realize
it. Although college may
shake one loose from pseudo
held values known before,
drifting without value orien
tation is wallowing which the
student least needs. What is
needed Is student conscious
ness, the desire to think
clearly about why we are
Conspiracy hinted in Orangeburg
Atlanta (CPS) Many Ne
gro leaders in the South are
convinced that the police who
shot and killed three black
students In Orangeburg, S.C.,
three weeks ago were trying
to kill Cleveland Sellers, a
leader of the Student Nonvio
lent Coordinating Committee.
These Negro leaders also
are convinced that the inci
dent which occurred at South
Carolina State College is a
preview of what is to come
at many other black cam
puses. Some leaders are urg
ing black students to be ready
to defend themselves against
police in case riots break out
on their campuses.
Sellers, 23, was the only per
son arrested following the
clash between students and
police In Orangeburg. He was
one of more than 30 persons
who were wounded when po
lice opened fire on protesting
students on the South Caro
lina State campus.
Stanley Wise, another SNCC
leader, told a group of black
students from all over the
South who met here last week
end that the "whole episode"
at South Carolina State "was
an attempt by police to kill
Wise said at least two of
the three students killed were
dressed like Sellers and had
the same hair style. Toe
shootings occured at night.
Sellers ducked behind a trash
can when police opened fire
on the students, Wise added
and "that trash can had 30
bullet holes in It."
Dr. Charles Thomas, presi
dent of the Orangeburg NAA
CP and an Instructor at South
Carolina State, also has indi
cated the police were trying
to kill Sellers. His comments
were made in an interview
broadcast on Atlanta's Negro
radio station, WAOK.
Dr. Thomas said National
Guardsmen and police were
hiding in the yard of a friend
of his who lives across the
street from the campus. He
said his friend heard the com
mand given for police to fire.
"The command was given to
fire when Cleveland Sellers
appeared on the scene," he
However, South Carolina of
ficials and local police main
tain that no order to fire was
The Southern Regional
Council, a highly respected
civil rights group here, said
in a 42-page report on the
Orangeburg incident, which
was released Sunday, that
many persons "said a whistle
was blown prior to the shoot
ing and just before the gun
The SRC's report also says
that "some of the most respon
sible adult Negro leaders
were in the aftermath of the
shootings giving serious con
sideration to a theory that a
deliberate effort was made to
shoot Mr. Sellers. They cited
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similarities in size, clothing,
or hair style" between Sellers
and the three fatalities.
Sellers Is not a student at
South Carolina State, but he
had moved in a house near
the campus lest September.
Several state officials have
charged that Sellers was the
principle troublemaker in the
However, the SRC report says
Sellers "was not one who pos
sessed charismatic authority
on the campus. Students in
terviewed, from conservatives
to the radicals, said he was
respected for his ideas, but
did not have a following."
It is a widely accepted fact
that Sellers had been under
the surveillance of the State
Law Enforcement Division
(SLED) for some time prior
to the week of demonstrations
and rioting. Black leaders cite
this fact in saying that the
police wanted to shoot Sel
lers. Wise told the black student
leaders last weekend that it
is time for "black people to
re-evaluate the roll of defense
at our black colleges. We
cant let our black students
be shot down." Most black
students at the meeting said
they believe police will shoot
and kill students on black
campuses, but would not on a
predominately white campus.
The quiet left
One of the newest organizations of the activist
left is the Chicago Area Draft Resisters (CADRA).
They have taken the failure of the usual leftist
tactics to produce change as a lesson in practi
cal politics. The members of CADRA are not keen
on marching, what they advocate is a new form
of personal committment.
They advocate direct resistance to military con
scription and the war through draft card burning,
refusal of induction into the military and, gener
ally, a new style of personal life.
CADRA argues that teaching is best by exam
ple. The activist who preaches resistance to the
war while carrying a draft card in his wallet is a
hypocrite, and not more moral than the people
in the Pentagon who don't get their hands dirty
either. If one man resists the draft, many will fol
low him. As Chairman Mao has said: 5,A single
spark can start a prairie fire."
What is, perhaps, more important, direct re
sistance is the way to personal salvation. Even if
the resistance movement does not become wide-
spread and politically significant, it is prima facie
The man who burns his draft card says "no"
to the system that may well land him in jail, but
a freedom from guilt and moral sickness. The
analog is Nazi Germany: "Are You just following
Some of the traditional activist organizations,
notably SDS, find CADRE's presence a trifle dis
quieting. Why stick your neck out just to have
your head chopped off, they ask.
The resistance movement is not going to be
come widespread enough to pose a real political
threat to the government; the groundwork hasn't
been done and, without it, there will be no ground
swell of direct resistence.
As for personal salvation, the personal life dies
with the decay of the political life. It will be easy
for the government to put the resisters in prison,
and thus sap what little strength the movement
SDS and other New Left organizations say that
the time is not to mourn, but to organize. And
this organization must be accomplished around is
sues directly felt by the constituency being or
ganized. Not many people, they contend, are ready
to risk imprisonment for something so distant as
the war. Of course, if a man has been drafted
and doesn't want to go, that's another question.
But first of all, that man will have to decide wheth
er or not he will be a cog in the war machine.
He must be taught to think about his life in a new
What is strange about all this is that there Is
a need for such groups as SDS and CADRE in the
first place. The war is so obviously unjust that
it makes one's head spin to think of it, the Presi
dent's report on the ghetto problem so predictable
as to be strangely comic. It Is a "bewilderment,"
but nonetheless real. Racist cops still shoot blacks,
setting an odd precedent of property over human
life. The beat goes on.
According to George Wallace, the American
butcher, baker and candlestick maker thinks that
blacks ought to be shot, and that the report on
the ghettos is a pseudo-intellectual's gob of spit
on the American Dream. George and his followers
don't understand "How I Won the War." And how.
ever funny that may be, it is not unimportant.
The force of CADRE's demand comes, In part,
Mr. Wirtz's statement on students receiving
"due process" under the present disciplinary sys.
tern (Daily Nebraskan, March 4) was very in
teresting to us since a well-documented denial of
"due process" occured recently. The incident in
volved the controversial Open House Policy and
tht residents of Harper Hall.
"I was disappointed to receive a report from
the Resident Director of Harper Hall that you
either ignored or openly violated Institutional reg
ulations. I am aware that your violation occured
after the student government of Harper Hall
announced that the residents were to willfully vio.
late a policy with which they didn't agree. I
would note, however, that your participation was
a result of an individual decision for which you
are responsible, A record of your violation will
be made and will be considered In the Instance
of future violations of institutional rules, which I
sincerely hope will not occur. If you feel the
report regarding your action In this matter is
inaccurate, you should so advise me In writing
by February 20, 1968.
In other words, these alleged violators were
found guilty without a hearing before the student
Tribunal or any member of the Office of Student
Affairs. No proof of guilt was shown nor was con
sideration given to individual testimony which
might have had a bearing on a case. The notifi
cation from Dean Ross did allow for an appeal,
but, the resident had already been found guilty
without a hearing of any type. In other words,
each resident was assumed to be guilty nntil he
took the Initiative to prove himself innocent.
Because of this decision, and a "clerical
error." every resident of Harper received a
notification, even those who hadn't violated the
policy. Many students who had moved out of Harp
er before the date of the alleged violations re
ceived the same notification. We are not imply
ing that the alleged violators were innocent, but
that they wre denied "due process". They were
assumed guilty until they proved themselves inno
cent Although the action taken by Student Affairs
in this matter was mild, the case shows that "due
process" is not invariably provided to students
If further proves that a vast reconsideration of the
disciplinary process at the University of Nebraska
William H. Gilpin
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