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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 31
1,050 students respond
The Nebraska Free University
registered 1,050 students for this
semester's classes, twice as many
as last semester and the largest
Jim Humlicek, NFU coordinating
committee chairman, said that
student response was fabulous. The
Free University is an educational
movement toward a freer and more
open education, he said.
The University of Nebraska
will have to pay attention to such a
large, student-developed and
Corrections listed for NFU
class meeting times, places
The following NFU classes are
meeting at a different time or place
than originally listed in the Free
University registration booklet:
Sports Car Rallying, Mondays at
7 p.m., North Lounge Able Hall.
Thought, Mondays at 7 p.m.,
Lounge Smith Hall.
Travel in Europe, Tuesdays at 7
p.m., 122 Burnett Hall.
Rock Music, Tuesdays at 5 p.m.,
U.S. economic interests
upsetting Latin Americans
by George Kaufman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
In Latin America U.S. ownership
of industry and business en
terprises is causing anti-American
sentiment to grow among students
and young military leaders.
This is the opinion expressed by
NU political science instructor
Stephen Rozman in an article in
The Nation magaine.
In the article, "Peru: Oil and
the Army," Rozman points to the
involvement of anti-A m e r i c a n
elements in the recent military
coup in Peru and coups in other
South American countries.
He CITES oilfields as an example,
the s e i z u r e of the rich la Brea
Parinas after the coup engineered
by army Gen. Juan Velasco
Alvarado. The fields were formerly
owned by the International
Petroleum Company, a subsidiary
of Standard Oil.
"IPC's ownership and exploita
Stephen Rozman, Latin
operated movement, he continued.
The University could gleen
numerous ideas for reform by
observing NFU procedures, he
THE MOST popular course, with
105 registrants, was Dr. Alan J.
Pickering's "Marriage." Also
popular was Dr. Hugh Whitt's "The
Twilight Zone," Humlicek noted.
A particularly significant
development, besides the large
enrollment, was the large number
American Lutheran Chapel.
Sociology of Sexual Deviancy,
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., 307 Old
Beyond the Technological Society,
Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Lounge
Progressive Rock 138, Thursdays
at 3 p.m., 105 Music Building.
Social Revolution in Latin Ameri
ca, Mondays at 3:30 p.m., 414 Ad
tion of Peru's richest oil fields . . ,"
says Rozman in the article, "has
long been an aggravation to na
tionalists from the extreme Left to
the extreme Right i n c 1 u d i n ?,
significantly, some key military
Rozman visited Peru in the sum
mer of 1965 as part of his studies at
Florida University's Center for
Latin American Studies.
He said in an interview that
perhaps more than resentment of
U.S. ownership of industry, is
suspicion among many Peruvians
and other Latin Americans that the
U.S. is using business to manipu
I a t e Latin American political
He said that the Peruvians must
have felt quite strongly about this,
since the U.S. rights to the oil fields
would have expired in 1972.
Asked about possible U.S. reac
tion to the oil fields seizure,
Rozman replied that the U.S. is
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of non-students who registered, he
NFU courses are open not only to
University students, but to any in
HUMLICEK REPORTED that
the NFU interest bulletin board
adjacent to the Union Lounge was
responsible for six courses and
ideas for many more.
This was the first semester that
students moulded initiate courses
entirely on their own. NFU com
mittee members assisted groups in
finding a meeting place, a leader
or more students.
The bulletin board will be used
all semester as a means of com
munication between students who
wish to discuss a topic of common
interest, he said. Assistance of the
NFU committee to such groups will
always be available.
ONLY ONE problem has cropped
up thus far, Humlicek said. Many
students are confused about the
first meeting of NFU courses.
First meetings of most classes
were scheduled last week, but
many students thought that the
organizational meetings were this
week. Therefore, all NFU classes
will have their introductory session
this week, Humlicek said.
"playing a waiting game," since
the .Latin .American governments
are highly dependent on U.S. aid,
or "aid from somewhere from the
HE ANTICIPATES a reconsilia
tion between the two countries in
the near future.
He was asked if he thought that
the Latin American suspicion of
U.S. meddling were justified.
"If the U.S. has stimulated a
coup," he replied, "it has been very
much behind the scenes." He did,
however, cite a few examples of
blatant interference by the U.S.
government which might be tied to
"But on the whole," he said,
"political manipulation by U.S.
business has not been blatant, but
"But all these countries are so
dependent on the United States for
Some Latin American countries,
he stated, try to show their in
dependence of the U.S. by expan
ding trade with communist coun
tries. The conclusion of Rozman's arti
cle points out the urgent need for
economic stablization of Latin
American countries if there is to be
any political and social stability.
THE MILITARY, he says, tends
to shun any activity by civilian poli
ticians in post-coup governments
and rationalizes a strong military
government by a need for discipline
in times of economic crises.
"Another major question," he
concludes, "is whether other
civilian governments in Latin
America are soon to fall victim to
military coups from inability to
cope with deteriorating economic
conditions and consequent political
"Two of South America's major
countries, Brazil and Argentina,
have already come under the rule
of the military and seem destined
to remain there indefinitely.
"Chile and Uruguay have long
been exalted as shining examples
of democracy in Latin America,
with traditions of nonintervention of
the military in politics.
"However, both are currently
suffering very severe economic
conditions and increased political
instability . . . Should the military
seize power in these two countries,
perhaps students of Latin American
politics will become less fascinated
by the contrast between democratic
and nondemocratic government
and will focus their concern on
barriers to socio-economic development.'
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Blue Bubble Inn bunnies bring glamourto Selleck's Saturday night 'happening.'
During tour . . .
Five journalists from Peru who
are touring the United States are
usually told, for their own safety, to
remain in their hotel rooms after
But not in Nebraska.
THE FOREIGN visitors, all pro
minent newspapermen in Peru,
have visited New York City,
Washington D.C., Boston, San
Francisco and Minneapolis before
coming to Lincoln.
In all these cities, the people do
not feel safe, said Ciro Gamarra
Salazar at a recent press con
ference at the State Capitol. He is
city editor and political correspon
dent for a Lima newspaper.
The only exception thus far has
been Nebraska, related Francisco
Diez-Canseco Tavara, a young
editorial writer for another Lima
RESIDENTS of Nebraska need
not fear for their safety on the
streets at night, the journalists ag
reed. The Peruvian visitors are on a
month long tour of the United States
to investigate black problems and
view the Nov. 5 elections. They
were made honorary Nebraska
citizens during their four-day stay
Through their interpreter, the
five journalists agreed that
Nebraskans are the most friendly
people they have yet met on their
THE PERUVIAN visitors also
agreed through their interpreter
that they are especially fond 1
Only Gamarra and Diez-Canseco
speak English. Diez-Canseco is
quite fluent in English and always
seemed anxious to talk with
eporters at the press conference.
Americans, despite racial unrest
and crime in the streets, are de
cent, honest people, he said.
WHILE THE United States has
big problems, the journalists felt
they would be eventually solved.
Problems, such as racial unrest,
cannot be quickly resolved, they
No racial segregation exists in
South America, Diez-Canseco
stated. He acknowledged that there
is separation of various economic
classes. But he denied that the
position of the Indian in South
America is basically equal to that
of the Negro in the United States.
The journalists, all keen political
observers, feel that the Presidential
election Tuesday will have a great
deal to do with the Americans image
in Latin America.
Diez-Canseco and Gamarra
openly favor the election of Richard
DIEZ-CANSECO explained. "As
a Vice President, Mr. Nixon's im
age was less than desirable. But he
has changed his image and his at
titudes toward Latin America.
"The new Nixon will be a good
President for Latin America." The
Peruvians all agreed that George
C. Wallace should not be the next
Then, Gamarra, noting that the
five newspapermen must still write
periodic stories for their
newspapers back home, began to
grill Lincoln reporters attending
the press conference about their
THE REPORTERS, in the un-
familar position of answering
questions instead of asking them,
generally agreed that Nixon would
indeed be elected Nov. 5.
The five journalists, who left
Lincoln Saturday, toured the State
Capitol, the University School of
Journalism and met with the three
first district congressional can
didates. The visitors will observe election
results in St. Louis, Mo. before
going home to Peru.
Besides Gamarra and Diez-
PHOTO BY DOUG KE1STCR
Canseco, the journalists art
Augusto Chavez Costa, chief editor
of La Cronica in Lima; Percy
"Rodriquez Noboa, chief editorial
writer for El Pueblo in Arequipa,
Peru and Manuel D'Ornellas
Suarez, chief editor of El Expresso
Lajpat R. Batra, a senior
in civil engineering from
India, has been chosen
Foreign Student of the
.Month by People-to-Peo-ple.
He is vice president of
NIA, president of the In
dia Association and is a
member of Chi Epsilon
and Sigma Tau honories.
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