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PACE an excellent plan
Students have a unique opportunity to
involve themselves in providing financial as
sistance to some people who might otherwise
be unable to attend this University.
This opportunity comes in the form of
the Program of Active Commitment to Edu
cation (PACE) a proposal which has
received a great deal of publicity and has
stirred a bit of controversy. PACE calls for
increasing student fees by $3.50 a semester
and $1.75 per summer session. This would
raise an estimated $135,000 each year and
the money would be used to provide tuition
scholarships for low-income students.
University officials, recognizing that the
Regents' proposed tuition hike may cause
difficulties for some students, intend to set
aside $160,000 each semester from the added
revenue to aid those who cannot afford the
increase. This is a fine gesture to aid students
in financial distress, but it does not address
itself to the plight of those who cannot afford
to pay tuition, much less a tuition increase.
Faculty members have already taken
steps to aid the financially disadvantaged.
They raised $26,000 last summer in a fund
drive directed toward helping the poor. Even
this small sum has been helpful because the
Educational Opportunity Grants program was
cut by $70,000 this year and the Work-Study
program was reduced by 300 participants.
It would be preferable to provide this
money through tax revenues rather than
student and faculty donations but something
must be done to alleviate the problem till
that happens. Indeed, there is hope that the
creation of a fund of $135,000 might bring
in twice that amount in matching grants.
Besides attracting matching grants, cre
ating the PACE fund would demonstrate to
those outside the University that students
are concerned enough about others to be
willing to help them financially. Though
$3.50 is a small amount for each student to
give, the sum will not be small and it will
regenerate itself many times over.
Each student who believes in equal op
portunity and the value of this university has
a moral obligation to help those who are too
poor to attend. "Ours is the first step," said
Steve Fowler, chairman of PACE, "but by
taking that step we may convince others to
walk with us."
And the most convincing argument to
persuade others to "walk with us" will be
the thousands of signatures on the PACE
petitions that are being passed around today.
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Our man hoppe
Spiro owe hero is real vote getter
by Arthur Hoppe
The effectiveness of Vice President
Agnew as a campaigner in the '70 elec
tions amazed the experts and astounded
"He is one of the great campaigners of
all time," said Mr. Nixon admiringly.
Mr. Agnew's severest test came, of
course, in New York. There Senator
Charles1 Goodell, a liberal Republican,
was in a tight three-way race with
Richard Ottinger, a liberal Democrat,
and James Buckley,, a conservative Con
servative, (cq) Democrat Ottinger was
Mr. Agnew wound himself up and at
tacked. He attacked Republican Goodell
for being, among other things, "the
Christine Jorgensea" of politics.
His strategy, all agreed, was not to cost
Mr. Goodell votes, but rather to gain him
votes votes from sympathetic liberals
who would otherwise cast their ballots for
Mr. Ottinger. That way, he figured, Mr.
Buckley would win.
It wasn't until the GOP National Com
mittee met six weeks after the election to
analyze the results that the party realized
what a gem ft had in Mr. Agnew.
"Look at the way his brilliant attack on
Goodell won Goodell thousands of vot
tes," said one Committeeman idly. "Why
. . . Good Lord! We haven't been utilizing
Agnew's talents properly at all! Now
here's my plan .. ."
As a pilot project, Mr. Agnew was
unleashed again in the '71 off-year elec
tions. He campaigned from coast to coast
this time attacking all moderate
Each candidate was supplied by the
GOP National Committee with small gold
seals to paste on his billboards. They
read: "Officially Attacked by Spiro T.
It worked like a charm. Mr. Agnew was
privately credited with electing two
Republican Governors, 47 Republican
mayors and a Conservative dog cat
cher. The stage was now set for the '72
Presidential campaign. In his speech ac
cepting the Vice Presidential nomination,
Mr. Agnew excoriated "that devious
denigrator of decency, that pernicious
purveyor of persiflage, our peram
bulating President, Dick Nixon! "
Throughout September Mr. Agnew
carried his attacks on Mr. Nixon to every
crossroads and hamlet. The sympathetic
Liberal vote swung to Mr. Nixon in ever
increasing numbers. As he already had
the Conservative vote locked up, he
looked like a shoo-in.
But In mid-October, he suddenly plum
meted in the polls. An in-depth survey
unearthed the reason. "I sure feel sorry
for Nlxcn," summed up a sympathetic
Liberal butcher, "but I could never
stomach having that Agnew only a
heartbeat from the Presidency."
Top GOP strategists called an
emergency meeting. "There's only one
way out," said one grimly.
And so it was that Mr. Agnew went on
nationwide television on election eve to
give his famous "Vitriolic Address." It
was, historians agree, his finest hour.
"I come before you tonight, my fellow
Americans," Mr. Agnew began, "to bare
that bumbling boodler of bombast, that
characterless conveyor of contumely,
that decadent deployer of demogoguery
Spiro T. Agnew!"
As every schoolboy knows, the sym
pathy vote for Mr. Agnew carried Mr.
Nixon into the White House for another
It is little wonder politicians across the
land still venerate Mr. Agnew as "The
Greatest Vote Getter This Nation Has
. . Letters . . . Letters
Dr. Hip Pocrates
Drug mix kills Mendrix and Joplin
WARNING: Heroin has been blamed for
the tragic deaths of Jimi Hendrix and
Janis Joplin. I've noted before the fact
that heroin is the leading cause of death
among young adult? in New York City.
But Jimi and Janis knew about the
dangers of heroin. Why then did they die?
My guess is from a mixture of drugs.
Large amounts of barbiturates were
found in Jimi's blood and Janis was
seldom seen without a bottle of booze.
Alcohol, barbiturates or narcotics taken
along frequently lead to disasterous
results. When combined they are even
Dear Dr. Schoenfeld:
I woke up this morning to see our tom
cat sqmitting over a dish of super mari
juana. But I couldn't save it from a
My question: cun we damage ourselves
smoking peed weed?
ANSWER: My red bearded veterinary
consultant says he doesn't know of any
diseases which can be transmitted to
humans via cat urine. But male cats
often produce urine with a particularly
strong lasting odor. Throw out the grass
and the cat.
Dear Dr. Hip Pocrates:
Recently you wrote several interesting
paragraphs In answer to a man's Inquiry
about his Impotence. You mentioned tout
liquor could be a contributing factor, I
My husband Is a very heavy drinker
and to date has not found a sufficiently
good reason to slow down or quit entirely,
which would please me more. He seldom
has an urge for lovemakng. When he
does he is never able to consummate it,
though at one time wo had a very
satisfactory relationship, physically.
What are the prospects for a man who
loves his wife If he refrains entirely
from drinking? Is he likely again to enjoy
going to bed with her and muke her hap
ANSWER: Impotence is among the many
serious problems frequently associated
with alcohol. An excessive amount of this
drug often causes failure to function sex
ually. Fear of f uilure may leud to further
failures and the victim, paradoxically,
may turn to alcohol for solace.
Alcoholism is best treated by in
dividuals or groups experienced with this
complex problem. The Department of
Mental Health of your local health
department should bo able to recommend
help for your husband if he's willing to
accept it. You might also consider
therapy. Many wives unwittingly con
tribute to their husbund's alcoholism.
Dear Dr. Schoenfekl:
Speaklug of Um agony auJ the ecstasy,
are you aware of any possible connection
between recurrent bladder Infections and
ANSWER: No. But bladder Infections
(and diseases in general) are often linked
to one's emotional state. Also see the
In a recent column you commented
that it would be unusual to find real
mescaline on the black market. It has
been my contention right along that there
Is none to be had. The same with TIIC,
synthetic or organic (which is also a big
shuck for the most part). I also believe
that all LSD on the black market contains
many impurities which are often
mistaken for speed. .
On water beds: Filmmaker Bill Cannon
has a solution to the over inflated cost of
water beds. He merely filled his air
mattress with water instead of air. More
bouyancy can be achieved by putting one
air mattress atop another. Do it outside
first to check for leaks (a communique
from the navel division of the Peace and
Dr. Schoenfeld welcomes your letters.
Write to him at 2010 7th Street, Berkeley,
Tliey had their chance
I am mad. At CUE, at Young
Republicans, at other groups
who want to write ASUN off as
It's too late now to cry about
not being respresented. They
had their chance, they could
have voted in someone who
represented their ideas. They
didn't Instead they claim that
Mr. Tiwald is not respresen
tative of the students. I remind
them that over 900 students
voted for Mr. Tiwald. This is
surprising as it is difficult to
get over 100 students united in
any vote on this campus.
I dare say that not more than
15-20 students voted for the
chairman of CUE and probably
not many more than this voted
for the Young Republican res
solution condemlng ASUN as
Putting the controversy In
this perspective, it begins to
appear as if when this vocal
minority can't get what it
wants in free elections, open to
all, they resort to the use of
smear tactics in the mass
media a sad choice. Let's not
fall for it.
Timothy J. Kincald
Wrong kind of ad
I wish to protest the Thurs
day, October 22, ad from the
Holiday Inn at Ogallala,
Nebraska. The ad requested
that fans who were driving to
the Colorado game stop and
drink from 4-6 on Friday in the
cocktail lounge of the Holiday
Inn at Ogallala.
Enough of our football fans
have propensities toward in
ordinate drunkenness without
our encouraging further
unsocial behavior on their part.
I do not wish to sound like an
18th century opponent of gin
stools for children, but II does
not seem to me wise to en
courage Nebraka's fans to stop
and have a 4-4! drink in Ogallala
before zooming back on the
Our love of pollution and
drunkenness enables us to kill a
great many people with cars.
We can do without advertising
which promises to help us kill
Paul A. Olson
GFR fans arise
I don't know Rich Bcrncy but
I've caught his act. This letter
Is for hint and his
hero from Down Beat.
What makes me curious
about his diatribe against
Grand Funk Railroad is his
emotion. (Why does GFR upset
you so much, Rich?) And what
do you have against GFR fans?
There is a certain amount of
conflict of interest tainting your
critique of them.
' That review was about as
valuable as the one by the
Times critic who said: "The
submedlant switches from C
Major into A flat Major and to
a lesser extent mediant ones
(eg. I want to hold your hand)
are the trademark of Lennon
and McCartney songs."
Berney gives about the same
justice to GFR as his voice
gave to Jagger the night Crow
Dirge for good men
Nebraska will continue to be
the laughingstock of the Senate
but now a good old friend of the
students has bitten the dust. We
might indeed be nostalgic over
the passing of a governor who
used a great deal of tax money
for the University of Nebraska.
Owing to the tendency of
youth In Nebraska to leave the
state for greener pastures, the
old folks have taken their op
portunity to elect a mediocre
man and a foe of the Universi
ty. The election of Tunney in
California Indicates where the
youth have gone but things re
main fairly secure and stag
nant at home.
C. M. Dalrymple
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 1970
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1970
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