The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 13, 1968, Image 1

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1 On display at Sheldon Gallery this week is a collection of Nebraska native prairie grasses,
The display will continue through Friday, Nov. 15
Noted lawyer F. Lee Bailey
to speak on Supreme Court
F. Lee Bailey, renowned criminal
lawyer, will speak at the Union,
Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m.
Bailey came to national pro-
F. Lee
University teacher recalls ...
With Castro in
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
"When I knew Fidel Castro, he
was a young, clever student full of
ideas and destined to be a leader.
He wanted to destroy the corrupt
and illegal Cuban government.
"He did, and everyone including
me supported him. But then slowly
Castro took the wrong path, the
path to communism. Finally there
was nothing for me to do but
RAUL ROSELL, SO, a Spanish
instructor at the University, was a
college professor in Cuba before
leaving the island in late 1961: He
has a Ph.D in law and lived in
Havana and later Santiago, Cuba's
two largest cities.
In the 1940's and early 1950's,
Cuba was one of the richest coun
tries in the hemisphere south of the
Rio Grande, Rosell said in heavily
accented English.
The country had a constitutional
The golden days of radio are back for the dorms KNUS,
University station, is being improved. Story on page four.
minence for his defense of Dr. Sam
Sheppard and the reversal of
Sheppard's murder conviction.
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AFTER THE Sheppard case,
Bailey went on to win the acquittal
of Dr. Carl Coppolino. The 25-year-.
old lawyer feels that the Supreme
Court should do more to uniform
criminal laws of the states.
He sees the criminal lawyer as
the guard of an individual's rights.
Bailey served three years in the
Marine Corps as a jet pilot and
government. But in March, 1952,
Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, a
former President of Cuba, headed &
revolt and took control of the
BATISTA WAS running for the
Senate, and he was certain to lose,
Rosell related. He was the leader of
a political party when he and some
young army officers seized Cuba.
The people were angry, Rosell
continued. Batista, who had made
himself chief of state and prime
minister, was opposed by nearly
everyone. But what could they do?
The Batista government was
rotten to the core, Rosell said.
Resistance to it gradually increas
ed, especially among University
students and professors. People
attacked the government little by
ROSELL WAS acquainted with
Castro when the future Cuban
legal officer. With his experience a.
a legal officer, he went on to study
law at Boston University and
graduated in 1960.
WHILE IN law school,
Bailey ran his own investigation
agency, complete with electronic
devices. He still feels that the in-.
vestigation is an integral part of his
The "Saturday Evening Post"
has called him "the hottest young
criminal lawyer in the country."
leader was a college student in
1949. Castro was studying law.
"We young teachers often talked
with the students and exchanged
ideas," Rosell explained. "I knew
Castro from these informal
discussions, although he never was
actually one of my students.
"He was young looking,
somewhat taller than the average
student" at the University of
Nebraska. He was very intelligent
and obviously had leadership
qualities. He was very much in
terested' in changing the Cuban
government," Rosell remembered.
"UNDER BATISTA things got
worse and worse, Rosell said.
"The dictator promised many
Model U.N.
for Dec. 13
Applications have been received
for 79 countries to participate in
the Model U.N., according to Carol
Madson, secretary-general. Thirty
nine countries are unrepresented
and late applications will be ac
cepted until Nov. 26.
Delegation handbooks are almost
completed and will be sent out next
week. Delegates will be asked to
draft resolutions on questions such
as: Tie Chinese Representation,
The Biafran Problem, Palestine
and the apartheid policy of South
Africa. Resolutions must be sent in
by Dec. 4.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13, the delegates
will form committees to choose the
best resolution on each question.
These resolutions will then be
presented to the General Assembly.
The model U.N. will be held Dec.
14 at the Kellogg Center.
The speaker on Friday night will
be Dr. Darrell Randall who will
speak on the African problem. Dr.
John Stoessinger will speak at
Saturday night's International
Banquet. His topic will be the
political problem within the U.N.
Tickets for the International
Banquet will be on sale beginning
Dec. 1.
American Way
by Julie Morris
Ncbraskan Staff Writer
University males may
thank heaven for little coeds.
But the girls, themselves, are
indebted for their favors to a
more human institution.
The Association of Women
Students (AWS) is the ail
University women's
organization that enforces
women's housing rules, disp
enses women's privileges and
sponsors women's programs.
The 29 AWS
Congresswomen, who are
elected by living areas, hold
all legislative power in the
organization. Any changes in
women's living rules must be
approved by the Congress.
The Congresswomen are
independents and Greeks,
conservatives and liberals,
radicals and reactionaries.
They are representative of
the University community's
are thoughtful people who are
concerned about problems
like extending the key
system, abolishing women's
hours entirely and changing
the AWS image. They
sometimes have doubts about
the worth of their organiza
tion. Linda Parker, a Con
gresswoman who's worked in
AWS three years, says, "I'm
not a dyed-in-the-wool AWS
Miss Parker said she
things, but the illegal government
did little."
The military dictatorship , of
Batista was overthrown on New
Year's Day, 1959. Fidel Castro, at
the time supported by 99 percent of
the people, led the revolution.
relatively bloodless, Rosell said.
But justice is quick during a
revolution, he added. A number of
people especially those in Batista's
army, were killed.
Rosell did not actually fight in
the revolution with Castro. Rosell
supported the revolutionary move
ment in every possible way from
his position at the University of
Many people, mostly those
backing the incumbent govern
ment, left the island. Batista went
into exile as the rebel army, after
bisecting the island, headed for
Havana. Castro promptly pro
claimed a provisional government.
communist from the start or not, I
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"definitely" believes in
working through the system
to effect changes in women's
rules because "it can be done
faster within the system than
outside of it." '
ABOLITION of all women's
hours might be an ideal thing,
she said, "But we're forced
not to think ideally, but prac
tically." If AWS Congress were ask
ed to abolish women's hours
tomorrow, "They'd want to
Editor's Note: This is the
first of two stories on the Uni
versity AWS, women's hours
and attitudes and movements
for change in the established
form a committee and think
about it, which they'd have to
do, or it would ' never hap
pen," Miss Parker said.
Anne Aita, a senior Con
gresswoman from Smith Hall,
calls herself a "liberal-conservative."
SHE VIEWS AWS as a stu
dent tool for change.
"The administration set
AWS up for the sake of the
girls," Miss Aita said, "If we
didn't have AWS, who would
ever offer us keys except the
"AWS is a group that does
care, that can get changes
without being super-radical.
do not know," Rosell said. "When I
knew him, he was just a young man
full of ideas who wanted change."
At first, everyone supported the
Castro government, Rosell said.
But gradually, things went the
wrong way.
"Teachers were being organized,
Rosell said. "Then I was asked to
fire some teachers because of their
political beliefs. This was difficult
for me to do; some of them were
good friends of mine."
ROSELL HAD no recourse but to
resign his position at the university.
He then began to think of coming to
the United States.
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Shapes of things that never were.
you can't just demand
changes, you wouldn't do that
with your own parents," Miss
Aita said.
Jan Parks, another senior
Congresswoman, says, "It's
not infrequently that I ques
tion the value of AWS,
whether we need it at all."
"AWS IS AN extension of
the administration," she said.
"The administration grants
us power, but on the big
decisions they have the last
word. Yet I'd rather have a
representative body than
have to deal directly with the
Miss Parks criticized the
Congress for "mickey mous
ing around for the last two
weeks" when the women held
a group dynamics session to
help them get better ac
quainted. "Sometimes I get sick of ail
this foolishness. Everyone
seems to be overcautious and
use the Regents as an excuse
for lack of progress," she
freshmen AWS worker who
may someday move up as a
Congresswoman. She said she
thinks she is a liberal in
comparison to most
University freshmen women.
"AWS answers to the ad
ministration, but I don't think
there is anything wrong with
, this because there has to be
an administration," Miss
George said.
"The administration has
some right in saying what it
wants students to do," she
ALL OF THESE coeds said
they favor sophomore keys
and hope the extension of the
key system will be approved
Congress has endorsed the
extension and the AWS key
committee is completing ex
haustive studies and surveys
of coeds, parents and faculty
members to back their case
for sophomore keys.
An AWS random poll of a
third of the University women
living on campus showed that
a majority, 1,136, favored ex
tension of the system.
MISS GEORGE suggested
extension of keys to freshmen
for weekend use. Miss Parks
said all coeds but first
semester freshmen should
have keys.
"I'm conservative about
giving keys to freshmen, but
I don't know why," Miss
Parks said.
HOURS ARE' a "little
crutch" for freshmen that
helps them develop
responsibility and "keeps the
men in line, too," Miss
George commented.
Miss Aita said she was
against extension of the keys
to sophomores until shortly
before Congress voted on it.
She changed her mind, she
said, because "I realized it all
goes back to the simple fact
that the final sayso is with the
parents, and I like that."
All of the coeds said they
have their pet plans for
changes in women's hours
and rules, but all of them are
ready to stick with AWS as
"the only thing we've got."
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