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Friday, September 27, 1958
The Dcily Nebraskan
Guess who didn't
come to dinner
There they were, 31 white, smiling faces. Tha
ASUN Human Rights Committee, ready, willing,
and primed for work. With them was one black
. -The Human Rights group wants to work in
the areas of education, communication and housing
to make good the promise of our laws that
discrimination will be a thing of the past.
' Until the composition of the Committee is
changed, however, they might as well whistle into
IDEALLY, the Human Rights Committee should
be made up of blacks and whites in equal balance
working toward a common goal. This is what the
j-hite students who showed up Thursday night want.
Unless things change radically and soon, it is not
what they will have.
Those 31 painfully embarassed whites agreed
to do everything in their power to persuade blacks
that the Committee is theirs, that without them
the whole concept will not work.
This Is a plea to black students. Perhaps things
Have gone too far. Perhaps there Is no turning
back; no alternative except dividing blacks and
whites into two groups, each attempting to destroy
tjie other. Perhaps.
The present members of the Human Rights
Committee did not come because they were afraid
their homes would be burned. They did not come
with high-minded ideas about saving the blacks.
They came because they want to educate the rest
of the white community. They came because they
believe there is still hope and there is still time.
I THEY WANT black students to test them and
td work with them. If you are a black student,
the decision is yours. Try those who are already
H. You will not find them wanting.
This is no do-or-die proposal. The failure of
tfiis Committee will not make a great difference
to the civil rights movement. If the idea works,
iC will mean only a few houses opened to blacks,
only one or two courses in black history and black
literature, only a few minds opened to new con
cepts. : Think about it. If it's not your bag, don't worry
about it. If you like the idea, go to the next meeting.
It just may work.
Dan Looker . . .
The other day Jack Tood told me he needed
a column for Friday's paper. Before you read
any further I should warn you that this one is
I am about to donate to the campus a few
of my favorite anecdotes from a private collection
ofobscure jokes. They might come in handy in
your speech class for comic relief, or you could
use them next spring to impress students if you re
running for student senate.
ANYWAY, THEY'RE uncopyrighted and are
avialable to everyone.
Edgar Eisenhower has started a campaign to
"Stop American trade with communist countries.
No one rraliy knows who Edgar is but with that
last name he must be related to that well-known
dynamic family of aristocratic statesmen the
i A group of campus "rebels," as people over
25 call them, have been looking for an issue for
several months and, since an Eisenhower has added
tie prestige of his name to this cause, they have
latched onto it
" Watch for posters on campus reading: "Be the
first one on your floor to boycott Polish sausage!!'
A few years ago the John Birch Society claimed
It had discovered a communist plot to kill all
of our older, conservative Republican Congressmen.
The communists, it claimed, had planted radioac
tive isotopes in the chairs of these legislators In
the House and Senate Chambers.
Unfortunately, it didn't work, and not very many
of them passed on. Many of them were seriously
injured, however, and that's why today there are
go many half-assed Republican congressmen run--ning
STRANGELY ENOUGH, the southern
Democrats were immune due to a strategic
concentration of lead.
Even though George Wallace may disagree,
many scholars and educators currently do not
believe that the solutions to American racial pro
blems are black and white.
Riddle of the Week ,
A student who is reported to be liberal was
talking to another student. "Gosh, I worked at
a factory in Denver last summer with Negroes
and they were pretty good heads. They're really
not so different from us and they have a great
sense of humor. I think we ought to do all we
can to help them."
Why will that student get a cold reception
from most blacks that he meets?
Well, all I can say is that I did warn you.
The answer to the riddle, which really isn't funny
t all Dui very sad, will be in next week's column.
like - roco
Our man Hoppe . . .
President Wallace keeps promises
The election of George
Wallace to the Presidency in
November of 1968 through a
coalition of Southern States,
Border States, Northern
suburbs and other bigots
came as no surprise to astute
political observers. But his
first day in the White House
For President Wallace kept
every single one of his cam
IT WAS A most productive
first day in office. Arising
early, the President went for
a drive, ran over a Hippie,
threw a briefcase-toting
bureaucrat in the Potomac,
ran over a Yippie, grabbed
a pseudo-intellectual by his
beard and tossed him under
a s p e c i a 1 1 y-constructed
jailhouse on the South Lawn
and, well-refreshed, called in
his new Secretary of State,
Orville Crackers of
"First smack dab thing,
Orville," said the President,
"I want you to cut all these
snot-nosed furrin States off at
the pockets and not give 'em
one more dime of our hard
"Right as rain, George,"
said the Secretary. "Lessee,
there's New York, Oregon.
"And don't fergit them
there other ones overseas,"
said the President, "whatever
their names are. Now bring
in them Generals."
When the Joint Chiefs of
Staff had assembled, the
President said, "Lookit here,
boys, if'n I give you half a
million more men and a cou
ple a billion more dollars, can
you win that there war in
The Generals looked startl
ed. "Well, Mr. President,"
said one, "I think we could
safely promise great progress
toward the light at the end
of the. . ."
"I FIGURED as much,"
said the President. "Go git
our boys back home and tell
them slanty-eyed gooks they
ain't fit for a white man to
Having re-made U.S.
foreign and fiscal policies and
ended the war in Vietnam,
President Wallace had a
leisurely lunch before calling
up his new Attorney Gen.
Melvin Murd of Pinole, Miss.,
to remind him to throw all
the crooks in the country in
"And you'd better toss in
the Supreme Court, too,
Melvin, and the pinko press
for good measure," said the
President. "And if any of
raise a fuss, beat a little law
and order into their thick
Having kept every single
campaign promise, M r .
Wallace couldn't think of
anything else to do. So he
resigned before dinner.
Unfortunately, as he was
leaving town, he mistook the
bearded Russian Ambassador
for a briefcase-carrying Hip
pie. Confused, he ran over the
briefcase and threw the Am
bassador in the Potomac.
An angry Moscow called on
the Hot Line. But seeing Mr.
Wallace had never ' gotten
around to picking a Vice
President, no one answered.
The frustrated Soviets
launched a nuclear attack,
wiping out the U.S.
BUT AS MR. Wallace
himself had often said during
his campaign, "Ah'm livin'
proof that anybody can be
President of these here
Which is certainly true. And
let's not forget it.
Issues, problems to be discussed
Some institutions work only
for self-perpetuation and blind
growth. But a university is
different. At the University of
Nebraska there are people
working to see that the
fulfillment of i n d i v i d u al
choice be this institution's
If her students are not fully
enabled to enjoy American
society, they at least are
prepared to enter it this
in contrast to French
universities, whose graduated
cannot get jobs in a modern
YET WE CAN and must see
the possibility of a better
University for students. The
last ten years have seen the
University struggling hard
simply to find teachers and
space for 100 more students.
Today growth in numbers
slows; we can now reasonably
work for a growth in the
quality of teaching, of cur
riculum, of learning.
This column is the first in
a series seeking a vision of
this better University. Con
tributing will be students,
faculty and administrators
who are working to solve
problems, to realize new in
novations for teaching and
learning. We will be asking
and trying to answer some
of the hard questions about
the community of scholars:
system fouled up? Why must
a freshman start in an upper
level language course even if
he has had no language
course in the last two years?
Are faculty advisors much
help? Why are freshmen, who
could benefit the most from
small classes, sitting in the
largest? Are there students in
the midst of the draft defer
red and happy husband
Do graduate student care
about tea'hing? What wou'd
happen if a student could
design his own course of
study? Will a quarter system
be good for students? Why
do we need a residential col
lege? These are some of the
questions we must all ask.
We will talk about pro
blems, issues and individual
innovations. But through all
this we will keep in sight the
reality of the community of
scholars. It is here at NU.
We are students whether we
see it as a job or as a good
way to live. We are a com
munity, however, fragmented
into tired clans. And it's the
only University we've got.
Having been out of the
service about four months
now, and having attended the
University of Nebraska for
about three weeks, it didn't
take me long to see what's
happening here on campus in
the way of propaganda!
The so-called newspaper
known as The Daily
Nebraskan has constantly put
out anti-war, anti-draft, and,
to me, anti-American articles
in the hopes of undermining
our faith in America. But the
editorial page of Thursday,
September 26, 1968, was the
My Marine Crops pride
could stand it no longer. I
just want to say that, by God,
you people on the staff of the
paper had just better be
damn thankful for the U.S.
Marines because they're just
part of the many who are
fighting and dying in the rice
paddies of Viet Nam to keep
Your cartoon was inconsi
derate, out of place, totally
absurd, and very disgusting!
Former Sgt.-U.S. Marines and
damn proud of it.
Dear Mr. Jack Todd: '
We are not interested if this
letter is printed in the Dally
Nebraskan, but we would like
to set your derelict mind
In these times of confusion,
one would expect at least that
the university news media
would seek truth and clarity,
not emotionalism and false
hood. YOU D ISHONOR
newcomers of Sandoz II by
insinuating that we were not
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proud to wear headcoverlng
that depicted us as such.
If you had asked, you would
You say our Sandoz II up
perclassmen are "misguid
ed." We do not think so.
If you had checked, you
would have known.
You call the praise of in
volvement of our up
perclassmen by Mrs. Hoon,
our residence director,
ridiculous. We do not agree.
If you had cared to print
the truth, you would have
L GENERAL, you have
highly distorted and exag
gerated at our expense,
comparing our acts to the
Again, we find this false.
Again, we exclaim: If you
had asked us, you would have
We are proud of all the ac
tions of Sandoz II taken in
this vein, and take this
chance to publicly thank the
upperclassmen of Sandoz II
for showing the interest, the
enthusiasm, and the initiative
to make us newcomers
welcome, accepted, and at
ease in a new environment.
As for you, Mr. Journalist
(?). it is your business to
seek, above all, the truth.
May we suggest that you start
minding your business? It has
been highly neglected.
10 ewcomers to Sandoz II
Inside report ...
by Rowland Evans and
Rockville Centre, N.Y. By any rational stan
dard, the Long Island AFL-CIO should have had
no difficutly endorsing Allard K. Lowenstein,
nominee of the Democratic and Liberal parties,
for Congress from suburban Nassau County's South
Lowenstein, 39, an ardent and articulate liberal
of national stature, would be a sure vote for
organized labor on Capitol Hill. Besides, his op
. ponent is right-wing ideologue Mason Hampton,
who has described a liberal as "a Democrat with
his brains kicked out." A leader of New York's
Conservative Party, Hampton wangled the
Republican Congressional nomination in a
backroom deal. If Hampton, once elected to Con
gress, gave labor a single vote, it would be accidental.
YET, WHEN Lowenstein was ushered into" a
40-minute closed-door session with labor potentates
at the Garden City Hotel one afternoon last week,
bread-and-butter issues that once moved labor's
heart were not mentioned. Rather, the labor chief
tains kept peppering Lowenstein with one question;
Why don't you endorse Hubert Humphrey for
The representative of the Plumbers Union was
particularly insistent. By failing to back Humphrey
because of his Vietnam stance, dove Lowenstein
would insure that the Vice President could not
carry his district. That being the case, the plumber
implied, labor would make sure that Lowenstein
also was a loser.
Lowenstein, a founder of last fall's national
"dump Johnson" movement which evolved into the
McCarthy campagin, explained that his endorse
ment of Humphrey would have little impact on
the certain loss of Humphrey in this district. His
argument hit a stone wall. As Lowenstein had
suspected all along, the Long Isalnd AFL-CIO that
night refused to endorse him.
This exercise in irrationality is only the latest
in a series of attacks from pro-Humphrev
Democrats here that makes it likely Lowenstein
would lose to Hampton in this marginal district.
And that has dire national implications for the
Lowenstein's loss in itself would be significant.
With Sen. Eugene McCarthy sunning himself in
the south of France; Al Lowenstein is one of the
few npaPA Upmnnrafe nlaatinrr i.f.tl. nt:nl ti. -
r fivouuij mm tauitdt jruuuix
to keep faith with the political process rather than
in enlist in comic opera revolutions of the Students
for a Democraric Society (SDS) or flee in exile
to Montreal. Should Lowenstein lose, thanks to
sabotage from regular Democrats, one last shred
of hope in the system by youths who have come
here from all parts of the country will be
But beyond Lowenstein, this Congressional race
-reflects in somewhat exaggerated terms the
decomposition of the old Democratic coalition under
stress of the Vietnam War.
THE REBUFF from labor was only the most
recent assault on Lowenstein since returning here
from the Chicago convention. The Liberal partv
demanded his support of Humphrey as the price
for its endorsement. But he won it anyway bv
force of rhetoric. Local Democrats have attempted
to insure his defeat by entering another Jewish
Democratic candidate under the standard of the
United Independent Party." One regular
Democratic leader last week informed him that
he would inform his follwers to vote for Hampton
unless Lowenstein embraces Humphrey.
Yet, Humphrey's decision not to abandon Presi
dent Johnson on Vietnam, Lowenstein would lose
far more than he would gain by backing him now.
Late that night, after labor rebuffed him, Low
enstein was backed into the corner of the kitchen at
a cocktail party of his supporters here. Several were
furious, charging he had betrayed "the movement"
by endorsing regular party candidates for state
senator and state assemblymen from their district.
If he had also backed the Humphrey-Muskie ticket,
they would have bodily ejected him from the
All this points to the lncompatabHlty of today's
Democratic coalition. Doves and regulars can no
longer cooperate with each other in the interst
of beating Republicans but, instead, blame each
other for impending defeats.
Furthermore, crumbling of the coalition at the
grass roots reveals the superficiality of claims of
unity from state Humphrey headquarters now
established, tardily, at Manhattan's Dryden East
hotel. Although McCarthy and Humphrey leaders
embrace each other there, their rank-and-file sup
porters were on Long Island continue the blood
feud that can be satiated only by catastrophe on
of men and words
Take but degree away, untune that string,
And hark! what discord follows; each thing meets
In mere oppugnancy: the bounded waters
Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores,
Anil make a sop of all this solid globe:
Strength should be lord of imbecility
Ana th rude son should strike his father dead:
Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong
wrong Between whose endless jar justice resides
Should lose their names, and so should justice
Then every thing includes itself in power,
Power into wills, will into appetite:
And appetite, a universal wolf,
So doubly seconded with will and power,
Must make perforce a universal prey,
And last eat up himself.
Shakespeare, Troiius and Cressida
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