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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Friday, March 15, 1963
The unimpressive AWS election campaign final
ly ended and as the newly-elected Cabinet mem
bers rest for a week they will keep watchful eyes
on the Congress elections.
Then, as was promised In every candidate's
election platform, AWS under a new constitution
will forge ahead into new and better things.
Miml Baker, new AWS president has said that
two main objectives this semester will be a re
evaluation of the key system and revisions in the
In the midst of all the re-evaluating and in
vestigating AWS plans to do, it should be interest
ing if any legislation is proposed let alone passed.
None of the candidates strongly committed
themselves on any issue during the campaign
and it can be questioned if they are really sincere
about legislating a no hours system or introducing
sophomore keys for next year.
By the end of this semester AWS should have
at least proposed a sophomore key system or pre
ferably a no hours system with the intention of
passing the legislation next September so new keys
can be issued at the beginning of first semester.
The key system should be reevaluated, yes, but
such new rulings as allowing women to permanent
, ly keep their keys should be passed this semester.
The AWS handbook should not only be investi
gated but changed not at the end of the new ad
ministration's term but now. The outmoded rules
' are so obvious that a year of investigation will not
With the help of what hopefully will be a li
beral Congress the Cabinet should have some defi
nite programs organized for next fall.
AWS needs to recover the rather tainted image
; of this past year but they won't by assuming an
; "it's sort of a good idea but the Administration
v won't let us do it so why try" attitude, which was
r so apparent in some of the campaign platforms.
2; AWS meetings next month will be revealing.
; '. Cheryl Tritt
: Dan Looker
- Senator McCarthy captured 42 of the New
""Hampshire primary vote and prevented President
Johnson from obtaining even a majority. If the cur
rent trend continues McCarthy may be our next
His biggest obstacle in his road to the White
Jtouse is the Democratic Convention. But McCar
thy is building a strong block of delegates. He won
40 of New Hampshire's 24 delegates, captured the
entire Massachusetts delegation of 72 after LBJ
gave up his campaign there, and pulled 16 delegates
from his own state (Minnesota which has no pri
mary). McCarthy already has 108 delegates befi -running
in th next primary, Wisconsin's, on April
2. Johnson Is the underdog there and the peace
candidate could easily win the entire 59-man dele
gation. If McCarthy, with this growing momentum,
wins California, Oregon (his chances are good in
those states) and Nebraska he will go to the con
vention with nearly 300 delegates.
Skeptics will still scoff at this. After all Mccar
thy has only entered six primaries and only 14 states
even have primaries so he doesn't stand a chance,
or does he?
It takes 1312 steadfast delegates to stop John
son. Can McCarthy do that? With the help of other
party professionals he can. And he may now get
" On the basis of popular support McCarthy would
be a sure winner. The Gallop poll cites 69 of the
American people as favoring a gradual phase-out of
Carthy's near-tie vote with LBJ in New Hampshire
it an amazing rebuff for an incumbent president.
' Congress is growing more and more restive as
American involvement grows and American suc
cess declines in Vietnam. Last fall only 58 Congress
men would sign a resolution calling for more Con
giessional control of the war this week that num
ber was 131.
Robert Kennedy is "reassessing" his position.
Hopefully he would back McCarthy but whether he
runs himself or not, his opposition to Johnson would
weaken the President's delegate strength at the
convention. Kennedy could make matters extreme
ly complicated for the Democratic party but any
form of opposition to Johnson would at least make
an open convention probable.
Though any sort of prediction about the Demo
cratic National Convention is impossible at this
time, McCarthy has now become a real presidential
contender and among the rank and file voters
he has a good chance.
These are times of great disillusionment and
McCarthy is the only candidate with a good old
fashioned honest image. Though not a young man,
he seems to be the newest, freshest individual in
Both Johnson and Nixon are plagued by a credi
bility gap, a jaded, -professional image. Both men
re openly ambitious and have an almost selfish
aura aout them. Both have almost identical war
Rockefeller and Kennedy have avoided too
much publicity and have played their cards well
too well. By waiting so long to decide on entering
the race they have gained the reputation of being
"opportunists," again, hardly a trustworthy image.
McCarthy has a tremendous advantage. He alone
appears honest, and believable, and at the same
time intelligent enough to get us out of the very bad
situation we are now in.
McCarthy is clearly the man who could beat
the candidates of both parties, especially with the
growing unpopularity of the war. If his strengih con
tinues to grow, if he can just get through the Demo
cratic convention, he will be our next president.
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(CPS) Ten persons, all
students or former students,
have been arrested on charge
of marijuana possession as
the result of "undercover ac
tivities" by a local radio news
man in Champaign-Urbana,
Don Clark, news director of
WKID here, spent a lot of
time hanging around local
bars and restaurants with stu
dents this fall and winter. He
was especially friendly to the
local draft resistance group
and gave them good publicity
on his radio station.
But he was actually gath
ering information about
drug use and turning it over
to state and local narcotic
agents. The agents make the
first arrests in late February
and more are expected.
Although most of the arrest
were for possesion, officials
claimed they primarily were
after suppliers. Clark said 20
25 suppliers would eventually
be arrested in Champaign
Urban a and that federal
agents had been given the
names of suppliers in San
Francisco, New York and Chi
cago. The Daily Ulini, campus
newspaper at the University
of Illinois, called on Clark to
resign from the radio station.
"His actions are a serious
breach of ethics, and if such
practices are condoned, the
impartial reportorial role of
the press in modern soci
ety will be made ludicrous."
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Sunset of the British Empire
You would think that the
Rhodesians had just finished
executing Florence Nightin
gale, her mother, and her
father. The reaction to the ex
ecutions is one of the strang
est phenomena of our inscru
table age. Consider.
1. India is furious. India is
taking the position that the
Queen's word must be final
with a show of homeguardism
quite extraordinary under
the circumstances, the cir
cumstances being that India
was the first and major de
fector from he Empire, that
India would be the first to
bowl out its resentment if the
Crown were to intercede in a
dispense a royal pardo.n.
The further circumstance
being that the Government of
England which India is at the
moment so avidly champion
ing, has just finished writing
into the statute books a law
which officially declares that
Africans of Indian descent
may not come into England.
An act of racism, one would
think, which hardly argues
the appropriateness of t h e
moment to pursue the ven
detta with Ian Smith.
2. Kenya is furious. Kenya
has just finished, as we have
seen, making its Indian-descended
citizens officially second-class,
which of course
makes it imperative to side
noisily with anyone who criti
cizes a government which has
done the same thing, only to
3. U Thant is furious. Why?
Isn't U Thant committed,
above all other things, to anti
colonialism? Why should U
Thant yap about the author
ity of the Crown in remote
territories, it being his expli
cit concern to undermine that
authority wherever it emerg
es. When last heard from, the
United Nations was brooding
over Puerto Rico. Surely U
exercised by the United States
overPuerto Rico. Surely U
Thant would be more consis
tent to have objected to Eng
land's officious intervention
in the purely internal affairs
of a country which was self
governing twenty years be
fore the United Nations was
a gleam in the busybodies
4. The United States is fur
ious. The State Department
has announced that the exe
cution, "we fear, drastically
reduces the possibility of a
negotiated settlement of t h e
Rhodesian situation in accor
dance with the six principles
put forward by the British
government." Quite right. But
then why isn't the U n i t e d
States sore at England, rath
er than at Rhodesia?
It is England, not Rhodes
ia, that promulgated this cri
sis. As a matter of psycholog
ical fact, nothing could more
surely have guaranteed that
the execution would take plac
than the granting of a reprieve
by the Queen, the sole pur
pose of which was manifest
ly political, and everywhere
obvious, namely to challenge
once again the legitimacy of
Rhodesia's separation in 1965
from the commonwealth. And
then again, why is it the bus
iness of the United States to
comment on such internal
squabbles as Rhodesia's with
England: Would we welcome
pronouncements by Harold
Wilson on our arrangements
with the Virgin Islands?
Cont. on page 5
Goin' down that highway
If the United States sur
vives the summer's urban re
volutions, the collapse of a
demoralized and beseiged Sai
gon, the crushing of an inde
fensible Dien Bien Phu called
Khe Sanh, and the results of
it all at the Democratic Con
vention in Chicago, then it
will be confronted by the fol
lowing choice: Whether or not
to continue on the road to Hell
under Lyndon Johnson. In the
case of a great country faced
by Incipient disaster internal
ly and 'externally, governed
by a man bereft of leader
ship and insulated from his
country by advisors com
mitted to policies already pro
ven disasterous, the metaphor
is no exaggeration.
We have staked our prestige
on the defense of an outpost
in the north of the southern
part of Vietnam, Khe Sanh.
Surrounded by upwards of
20,000 troops, the 5,000 Ma
rines there are in no position
to accomplish any useful pur
pose, but it would be nearly
impossible to evacuate them.
How did all this happen? Ac
cording to Newsweek, "from
a small initial commitment,
Khe Sabn bas grown in both
man-power and psychological
significance to inch enormous
proportions that today the
base can no longer be aban
doned without severe reper
cussions ... No one, of
course, planned it that way."
Khe Sanh, of course, is not
another Dien Bien Phu; there
are significant differences.
For example, the Communists
have much better weapons
this time. Still, it is conceiv
able that future historians will
mention the remains of those
8,090 Marines as their ulti
mate tribute to the leadership
and rationality of the present
Commander in Chief. "No
one, of course, planned it that
Whether or not the results
are as bleak as all this, it
will be a great consolation to
the survivors of the 20,000
.Americans who have died to
date in Vietnam to know that
Mr. Johnson is pressing reso
lutely ahead. For this will ob
viously insure that those 20.
ooo (perhaps you knew one of
them) will not have died in
vain. And we may be hopeful
that the President is so well
insulated by advisors that no
one has put to him the ques
tion of how to insure that the
death of the last American
who dies there is not in vain.
Again, in order that no new
burden be added to the load
which our President must
bear, we may hope that no
one has recently asked him
whether all those hundreds of
thousands of Americans who
sacrificed their lives in past
wars to end future wars will
now be discovered to have
died in vain. There will, of
course, be individual citizens
who are bitter about their
losses; or in Mr. Rusk's word,
"grumpy," like those South
Vietnamese who lost every
thing wben our generals de
cided we had to destroy their
cities in order to save them.
The great division here over
the war could perhaps be re
moved If Americans under
stood that, as the Administra
tion bas said, we are not fight
ing a colonial war. For no
the war could perhaps be re
moved if Americans under
stood that, as the Administra
tion has said, we are not fight
r.y is willing to destroy the
resources and kill the popula
tion of that colony. Rather,
it is being fought to prevent
further Communist affronts to
American Interests, such as
the seizure of the Pueblo and
a Communist takeover of
It is being fought to demon
strate that no matter bow
weak and corrupt a govern
ment may be, it can expect
the United States to swiftly
defeat all its enemies. And it
is clear to all our adversar
ies by now that these alms
have been accomplished.
It has been said that in the
next few summers we face
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an Internal threat greater
than any In the past 100
years. How has the President
shown his leadership in meet
ing this threat? (1) While we
destroyed the villages of the
Asian country we seek to
save, he proclaimed that
"crime In the streets" and
"violence" are not the Ameri
can way. (2) He appointed a
commission. (3) When that
commission made its report,
he said absolutely nothing for
Then, 'n the face of its call
for a mobilization to prevent
the division of the country he
has sworn to defend from all
enemies, external and inter
nal, he said the report was
thorough, but that it had not
praised enough his own at
tempts to fight poverty and
establish a Great Society.
In his first two years as
President; LBJ showed a
great deal of initiative. He
couldn't seem to twist enough
Congressional arms. And then
he lost his freak majority in
Congress and began forget
ting about everything but his
pet project over in Vietnam.
The last serious statement I
recall him making about the
Great Society was in his Bal
timore speech of 1964, when
be proposed shipping it to the
Mekong Delta. Nothing hag
been seen of It since then.
In short, it is not a change
of leadership this country
needs. It is simply leader
ship. It is not greater respon
siveness we need in the White
House. Rather, it is a Presi
dent who Is willing to consider
the possibility that his oppo
nents Might have reasons for
disagreeing with his policies
other than an objection to his
The Antelope Pavillion is a folk-rock band. Or
an acid-rock band. Raga-rock? Blues band? Rock-and-roll?
Labels are something else, sometimes.
Yet the difference between one label and another
is in this case no real difference. Put it this way:
the Antelope Pavillion plays contemporary Amer
ican popular music with imagination, style and
It's members are Mike Dalton, guitar, vocals;
Ken Rose, bass, vocals; Don Sutton, guitar, harp,
vocals; Jake Jacobson, drums; Pat Brougham,
harp, vocals; and Sarah Eichman, vocals.
Vocally, they have undergone a tremendous im
provement (though this is their weakest point),
mainly because of Sarah Eichman.
She has much to learn about working with a
band and the band has much to learn about back
ing a vocalist; but on numbers like "Somebody to
Love" or "Respect" the girl is fine.
Pat Brougham shows real promise as a blues
singer if he can drop some very bad habits (a ten
dency to drift toward black face, a tendency to be
lieve that shouting is a substitute for emotion), and
his down home harp playing is an asset.
Rose and Dalton still approach their vocals with
apologetic diffidence, anxious to get back to playing
because its more fun, but both have improved.
Instrumentally, always their strongest point,
they are even stronger. Sutton and Dalton are im
pressive guitarists (very different from each other,
but both good). Dalton tends to blow more blues
and Sutton tends to be more experimental, but both
can do the other thing.
Ken Rose is the best bass player in the area
by a long way. His support for Dalton and Sutton is ,
solid when needed, his playing is creative in the
best sense of the word, particularly his use of drone
ficiency and dispatch. Sutton plays a strong harp;
changed from a singularly inept drummer to a com- ,
petentone. ' i'k
He is the weakest of the main four, but is no
longer a drag on the others, doing his job with ef
ficiently and dispatch. Sutton plays a strong harp,
more expermental than Brougham's, but with roots
when it needs them.
The greatest improvement is in group dyna
mics. Formerly, they tended to hit the pain thres
hold after 47 seconds of preparation and stay there
for 10 minutes of anarchy. Now they pace the freak
out portions nicely, building gradually to climaxes,
letting the free portions grow out of the orderly blues
They play a mixture of styles, urban blues,
Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Yardbirds, Jimi Hen
drix, the Cream, and do justice to all.
They mix the styles well over each set and their
no-nonsense approach to all their numbers means
precious little dead time during a set.
You can hear them tonite at 8 p.m. in the Union
ballroom and from 6:30 to 8:30 as part of Emphasis
68 at Pershing.
Just what the impact of the New Hampshire
primary results will be upon the Republican Presi
dential picture is stil uncertain.
Nixon people cannot help being encouraged by
the results. Rockefeller enthusiasts, remembering "
that 1064's winner there was Cabot Lodge, will not
roll over and play dead.
Probably, Rockefeller will become m announc
ed candidate for the nomination sometime next
week, in time to allow bis name to remain on the
Oregon primary ballot. Rockefeller won the Ore
gon primary in 1964.
There is little question that, if he does bid for
the nomination, he must go against ever-increasing
odds, as the party's well-heeled and influential ,
right-wing polarizes around the candidacy of Nixon.
As the Rockefeller campaign develops, what , ,
happened on the Democratic side of the New Hamp
shire ballot will probably have its impact, too.
The astounding showing of the unlikely Gene
McCarthy could have the effect of motivating Rock
efeller to present Republicans with some sort of
alternative to the hawkish views of Nixon on the
Viet Nam conflict.
Clearly, the fact that Rockefeller has yet to
enunciate his views on Viet Nam hurt the chances
of his last-minute New Hampaltire write-in cam
paign. If his Viet Nam position, when enunciated,
contrasts with Nixon's In a way which finds ac
ceptance within the rank-and-file of the Republican
party, the Nixon drive toward the nomination may
yet be halted.
I feel constrained to comment upon one other
election which took place Tuesday the run-off elec
tion in Mississippi where civil rights leader Charles
Evers lost in his bid to fill the vacancy created
by the resignation of Mississippi's new Governor,
John Bell Williams.
Evers' defeat was not unexpected, for he ran
in a predominantly white district and Mississippi
is still Mississippi.
But Charles Evers won a couple of victories,
even in defeat, as he involved black Misslssippians
in the electoral process for the first time in their
lives and as he showed the pure courage to seek
public office in the community where his brother,
Medgar, was assassinated a few years ago.
Lesser men perhaps would have turned to the
advocacy of violence were It their brother who had
been brutally shot down in his own home for advo
cating peace and Justice between the races. Not
He took over his martyred brother's job as Mis
sissippi field secretary for the NAACP and contln
ued to work for the ideals for which Medgar Evers
gave his life.
This time, Charles Evers survived the primary
but lost the runoff. Maybe next time will be a bright
er story for Evers and for Mississippi.
But if Medgar Evers could know that his broth
er would dare to run for the United States Congress
from their district and that Mississippi Negroes
turned out in large enough numbers to put him at
the front of the pack in the primary election if
Medgar Evers could know those things I hyve tha
idea he'd decide his life was not in vain.
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