The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 25, 1968, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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On tyranny
- By making no major blunders, the administra-
- tion made it through this fall without having to
change anything. Now that the short-lived Peace
and Freedom Party has disintegrated and Chicago
has been forgotten, they are stacking blunder upon
- blunder with the what-the-Hell bravado of Marie
Antoinette saying "Let them eat cake."
Their actions during the past week have made
it clear every student, in their eyes, is a "nigger"
in the classic sense and that decisions of our Student
. Senate are to be given no more respect than a
slave's appeal for food.
TAKE G. ROBERT ROSS for example. (That's
not a bad idea.) Dean Ross, when the administra
tion sensed students were about to demand some
of their rights, "informed" deans of the respective
colleges that they could call senators on the carpet
individually to "discuss" proposed Government Bill
24. When questioned Friday about the use of these
high-pressure tactics to keep 'em in their place,
Ross said, "If I disagree with what the senators
are doing, I will use any means to change their
The rationale: "That's the way the ball-game
is played," says the Man.
The result of all this manuevering and pressure
is that Government Bill 24, outlining the powers
of Student Senate and passed by acclamation, will
be relegated to an ad hoc committee to discuss
the old SAF document. Thus Joe Soshnik has
maneuvered a very good bill into the graveyard,
, and done it without so much as a scratch to his
good name. After years of dealing with this reac
'. tionary administration, students have learned what
"committee" means.
THAT IS WHY Senate urged a committee be
appointed simply to implement their bill. That is
why the administration wants a committee to talk
about old documents and water-under-the-bridge.
The sad thing is they just may get away with
The students appointed to the committee will
make every effort to keep the bill alive, but they
are fighting almost overwhelming odds. The ad
ministraton has made it clear that there is no
form of subtle tyranny they won't use to keep
students from getting their rights.
There is one good thing about the administra
tion's double-dealing, however. Students, both those
on the committee and those not connected with
the bill, have been given a blank check to match
the administration injustice for injustice, cheat for
cheat. We've been cooped once. Let's not allow
Joe Soshnik to think he can get away with this
any time he wants. Enough is enough.
Jack Todd
John Fryar . .
Holidays bring
hippy returns
According to insiders, the entire nation is facing
more campus crises with the advent of Thanksgiv
ing vacation. Millions of teeny-radicals "can't go
home again."
These novice leftists are faced with the
awesome revelation of their parents, for the first
time, that they have joined the movement.
"MAN, I JUST can't do it. What will they
do when they see my buttons, my peace beads,
the day-glo flowers on the GTO they bought me
last summer? They will want to know what the
albums are that I have been charging on their
accounts downtown. How does one go about ex
plaining the Fugs to the Glen Miller generation?
"And the moustache how do you get rid
of something in ten techmatic whacks that took
three months to be recognizable?"
Thousands of the beautiful people are girding
their loins for the ultimate financial manifestation
of the generation gap the "cut-off."
ONE BIRD MOANED as she began picking
the lint from her tresses for the long trip back,
" "Even if I get rid of all the obvious apparatus,
what if I let words slip over the cranberries?
Words like "Rap" or "Tea" or "Frank Zappa"?
Many have decided to just wait the days out
during Thanksgiving in a communal wake for their
cause before the ultimate face-off during the
Christmas holidays. Some are writing that they
are staying on campus to study and they'll call
collect soon. Some are writing that they are getting
" married,
Canadian immigration officials are expecting
a high defection rate from the northern states
I on November 25-27.
HOWEVER, A FEW campuses are organizing
emergency relief stations and starting community
clothing drives in order to outfit returning students
I with three button suits and wing-tip shoes. Young
; Democrat and Republican chapters are conducting
- three-hour indoctrination sessions on "How to kick
the hippy habit? The transition to the straight
- life."
1 Many displaced leftists are not reassured,
though. They seem to agree with the Nebraska
Z sophomore who is wailing, "My folks didn't even
like "The Graduate.' Where do I go now?"
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Dear Editor,
The movie Barbarella was
pTobably the most revealing
film to be shown in Lincoln
tjjis year. What it reveals is
Jane Fonda. She is laid bare
tthe public. Her lack of ac
ting ability is impressive
1THE FIRST few minutes
tre titillating as Jane Fonda
does a space-age strip tease.
Dimng this scene we see the
heavenly body around which
the rest of tie movie
revolves. The film, then,
becomes boring. Her sex
capades are about as
humorous and satirical as the
ice capades.
If you are looking for
something that has a lot of
skin, wit, and humor, and that
is also entertaining buy a
Glenr Friendt
'Do you gentlemen believe in the (excuse the expression) domino theory?'
Our man Hoppe . . .
True love never runs smooth
by Arthur Hoppe
Presenting . . .
Aristotle and Jaki
(A Greek Tragedy)
Scene: A palace in a distant
land, far from the sun
drenched Peloponesian
shores. The Chorus stands
stage right. Aristotle and Jaki
meet stage center.
0, did mighty Aristotle, hero
of the Greeks,
Defy the gods and dark
browed Callas,
To spirit home to his native
Fair Jaki, high priestess of
her far-off land
Just as proud Paris years
Did carry fair Helen off to
Thus unleashing awesome
Mars, who saw
Ten thousand Greek and
Trojans fall
Before the gates of Troy in
armor-rattling war.
So, too, did Jaki's people
Rend their garments and tear
their hair
And moan their fate on hear
ing of the news,
As the two lovers cleft the
wine-dark sea
Aboard his ill omened ship,
But, heartsore for her native
Fair Jaki has returned and
now displays
For mighty Aristotle her
humble palace.
Watch! For the hubris of
these lovers
Like proud Paris and fair
Shall once again unleash the
gods of war.
ARISTOTLE: Hark! I hear
the clash of arms nearby
in the night.
JAKI: It's only your servants
fighting with my servants
as usual. And I do wish
you could learn to speak
better English. Half of
what you say is Greek to
ARISTOTLE: Sorry. But they
wouldn't fight so much if
you'd tell your maids to
stop going around red
eyed and humming
"Camelot." And then with
only four servant
bedrooms in this place . .
JAKI: There you go, throwing
it up to me again that 1
married you for your
money? Those wishy
washy bodyguards you
hired can't block like the
Secret Service. I got
trapped in the lobby again
today. And to think people
are whispering that I
married an old man for
his money.
ARISTOTLE ( Indignantly ) :
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Old? Who's old? Why, 63
isn't old.
JAKI: You're 68 and you
know it. Even Teddy isn't
speaking to me. He says
if he gets introduced as
"Aristotle's brother-in-law"
one more time . . .
ARISTOTLE (placatingly):
Come, come, my pet. Let
us make up and I will buy
you any treasure you
JAKI: Good. I'll take a new
yacht. To think I have to
cruise on that scruffy old
Christina where Callas . .
ARISTOTLE: Now don't
bring her into it. There
was nothing between us.
JAKI: Look me in the eye and
say that. Here, stand on a
footstool. And another
thing, why can't we live
in my country?
ARISTOTLE (angrily): Your
country? You don't even
own it. No, we'll go back
to my country. And
furthermore . . .
CHORUS: And thus does
every marriage,
From before the times of
Lead inevitably to war.
For the rich are brothers to
the poor;
They do but fight over more
costly things.
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A "moderate" view
by John Schreklnger
It seems to me to be of some significance
that Thanksgiving Day this year follows the fifth
anniversary of President John Kennedy's death by
one week. Kennedy's death, as a man at the middle
of his life and in the midst of his role as leader
of a nation of 200 million people reminds us of
man's mortality, of the frustration of hope, and
of unfulfilled potential.
Thanksgiving reminds us of the many things
we can truthfully be thankful for even in the midst
of sorrow and the imperfection of ourselves and
of society. Both Death and the end of the fall
season remind us that winter is approaching, a
time when many things die or take on the ap
pearance of death.
THANKSGIVING REMINDS us of the goodness
and beauty which was mixed with the tragedy
of the past yeaV. Thanksgiving is a time of hope
for the future. The approach of winter contains
the expectation of the rebirth of life and -hope
in the coming spring. What is life without hope?
Viewing the many problems of mankind at
this point in time can leave one with a fooling
of hopelessness. Much of the human race is faced
with the problem of survival as human beings,
and in many cases as living beings: a starving man
is reduced to the necessity of spending all his en
ergy seeking food he has no time to develop
the unique attributes of his humanity.
A large percentage of men live on the edge
of starvation, and no man be he Christian,
Jew, Moslem, Unitarian, atheist or of some other
"faith" can be entirely comfortable knowing
this condition to exist, assuming he has developed
a conscience.
CITIZENS OF THE United States of America
are faced with the momentous task of making
their ideals as a nation a reality for all its citi zens.
This is no small task after almost 200 years of
hypocrisy; they had almost convinced themselves
that the "American Dream" was a reality until
some American "citizens" who did not share in
the "Dream" in recent years called to their collec
tive attention the sordid facts of life for them
in America.
The above are only a sample of the serious,
tragic problems, we all face. I maintain, however,
that all is not hopeless. Men, working together
and alone, can effect change. When they cannot
entirely solve all problems, they can often at least
come to terms with them. Step by step, driven
by a tempered impatience and showing the en
durance of conviction, men can reform their so
ciety. While one cannot expect miracles such tin the
complete renovation of society, one can expect
progressive change to result from his efforts.
Sometimes change will result in unforeseen "Conse
quences some of them destructive of his oiiginal
goals. Always one can expect to have to work
against the inertia of many who fear the unknown
consequences of change and who would rather
maintain the status quo to which they are ac
customed and adjusted. A man is only really a
victim of his society if he supinely accepts this
role for himself.
THERE IS NOT more room for a point of
view of pessimism than one of optimism in viewing
the world. Reality is gray, not black or white.
Even in the midst of all the evils of the current
society, in America there are many ideals and
even institutions worth saving, and, perhaps
renovating. Other societies have had very serious
problems. Sometimes they failed to act, a nd suf
fered the consequences; more often they took some
action and managed to survive. I do not believe
the American society is a totally corrupt and,' dying
society and that the "American Dream" is just
a cruel hoax. One thing will kill it, however,
Inaction. ,
John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Lutner Kins,
Malcolm X, and others who have tried to change
society were extraordinary men in some ways,
yet they were still men, like the rest of us- Some
men are killed for their efforts, as thes men
were, but no man is irreplaceable so long as others
try to continue what he may have started.
No man can "save the world" by himself,
nor can any group .of men. Everyone can in
dividually, and with others, make a small dent
in the mountain of tragedy weighing down s many
human beings. We all collectively and individually
suffer if each man only "does his thing" .and re
mains aloof from his fellows, accepting the in
justices of society, or claiming to have dropped
out of the "corrupt society."
It seems to me that Thanksgiving this year
Is a time for each of us to be sincerely thankful
for the benefits of life we enjoy; but it is also
a time to rededlcate ourselves to make lift; better
for ourselves and our fellow man. It n tally is
impossible to separate one's (ate from that f other
Of course, it is easier to give up, be cynical
and do nothing ... at least in the short run.
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