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Magrath says Rozman was
6 disruptive force ' last May
Stephen L. Rozman was a
disruptive force during delicate
negotiations in the ROTC
Building last May 4 and 5,
according to Dean of Faculties
C. Peter Magrath. .
In testimony before the
Holtzclaw committee, Magrath
also said: "I remember one
exchange with Soshnik where
he, Rozman and this was in a
sense puclib in that we were all
participating, he became very
vehement on the side of the
students, as he was in my
observation throughout the
Magrath was one of 46
persons who testified before
the group. The 1,074 pages of
testimony, bound in five
volumes, was released to the
"Yes he was very agitated,"
Magrath told the committee. ".
. . he was very, very positive in
taking the position of the
students, especially on the
question of identification of
the President (Soshnik) with
the condemnation of the
Magrath said he and other
administrators and faculty
were attempting to negotiate
an agreement which would
permit only a token force of
students to continue the
occupation of the ROTC
building. The rest of the
students occupiers were to
"We were on the verge of an
agreement, and at that point I
recall that objections began to
be raised, and 1 recall, although
1 cannot quote verbatim,
comments that Rozman was
one of those who indicated,
no, this isn't good enough,
you're being tricked, you
know, you don't have to agree
"I'd have to say that in the
context, if the man is a faculty
member and he sees the kind
of situation that we had then,
and the President of the
University and the Dean of
Faculties and the then
Executive Dean of Student
Affairs are in a tense situation.
r 6ii..impi 'a
trying to work out a reasonable
solution, that it's not
appropraite for an assistant
professor to continually
challenge in a very delicate
situation that which should be
done," Magrath said, in his
The Dean of Faculties, a
political scientist like
Rozman, went on to say that
Rozman's performance was
"disruptive of the effort of the
administration to try to ease
and cool what we regarded to
be a very dangerous situation."
A second major area of
criticism of the now-fired
Rozman involved disrespect
shown towards President
Joseph Soshnik by Rozman
during the ROTC building
"at one point he (Rozman)
said something, "Well,
Kingman Brewster, the Yale
President, has condemned the
Cambodian invasion, that's all
these students are asking for,
some similar act of support by
you. Why can't you be like
Kingman Brewster?" Magrath
That was a demand Soshnik
would not accede to, Magrath
said. Yet Rozman repeatedly
insisted that Soshnik should, in
front of the students and in
public, condemn the American
invasion of Cambodia, Magrath
Discussing Rozman's general
attitude, Magrath said: "He
certainly did not show much
deference or respect for the
Presidential office in a moment
of, I regard as a serious crisis
on the campus. And in the
comments that he made show
any particular respect for the
position that the President and
the administration were tying
to work out with the
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A University student wrote a letter to
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Mini Bus wa$ a great help in getting
to his classes. But he asked if they
could run earlier so students could .
make their 8:30's. Well, on February
1st, just in time for second semester,
two Mini Busses started running at 7:30
Thanks for the suggestion. But re
member, you all have one less excuse
for sleeping through those early classes.
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than just listen.
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Down Memory Lane Without a Paddle
Memory can best be described aa that function of the brain which
deserts you during an exam. Today, therefore, let us take up mnemon
ics, or little tricks to aid the memory.
As you know of course, mnemonics is named after Mnemon, the
hero of possibly the loveliest of all the Greek myths. It tells how the
Athenian youth Mnemon fell in love with the wood nymph Ariadne,
and she with him. Indeed, so oblivious were these two to everything
except each other, that one year they forgot to attend the festival of
Demeter, the goddess of bran. Well sir, naturally Demeter got pretty
wroth, and to make sure the levers would never forget again, she
changed Ariadne into a finger and Mnemon into a piece of string.
A lovely myth, as you can see, and as you know of course, it's
been the inspiration for dozens of richly romantic books, plays and
operas, including La Traviata, Dcerslayer and The Joys of Yiddish.
But I digress. Mnemonics, I say, are little tricks to aid the mem
ory. For example, here's how I learned my Zip Code 72846. 1 broke
it into two smaller groups of digits, each with a special meaning. Like
See how easy It is now? The first group of digits, 72, is, as you
know of course, the number of days in the gestation cycle of the larger
marsupials, like the oryx, the bushy lemur and the Toyota. And the .
second group, 846, you will instantly recognize of course as Dick Tracy's
But some people say that mnemonics, useful though they may
be, will soon be replaced by a far better memory aid. In fact, say they,
we are on the verge of a fantastic new breakthrough. Recent experi
ments have definitely proved that memory Is carried in the brain cells
by the sub-molecule called RNA. Therefore, say they, as soon as sci
ence learns how to synthesize RNA, all we'll have to do is swallow a
teaspoon of it and presto! instant memory.
(Incidentally, if you're wondering what the initials RNA stand
for, I forgot. I do recall, however, what DNA stands for. When the
eminent biochemist Alfred J. Sigafoos was isolating DNA back in
1960, he carried on experiments of such incredible delicacy you can
scarcely believe it. Why, do you know that he was actually dissecting
tissues only a irillionlh of an inch thick? That's why his fellow lab
workers named the stufT DNA for "Don't Nudge Alfred.")
But I digress. Some people, I say, believe that science will soon
decode RNA. But others are doubtful. How can anybody decode RNA,
they ask, when they can't even figure out the brewing formula of
Miller High Life Beer?
It's true, you know. Miller High Life is absolutely unique. No
competitor has ever been able to duplicate it. Oh sure, they've tried.
In fact, they've been trying for 115 years. And that's how long they've
been failing because from the very beginning Miller's brewing formula
has been a secret known to only one man on earth Miller's chief
brewmaster and he never tells it to anotht? soul until, on his death'
bed, he whispers it into the ear of his eldest son.
Take, for example, the current chief brewmaster at Miller High
Life Heinrich Lockjaw the XHth. A veritable tomb is Heinrich the
XHth. Believe me, he's been offered plenty to divulge the formula.
And I don't mean just money; 1 mean treasures far more precious
the Mona Lisa, the Elgin Marbles, Belgium, the only existing skeleton
of Charlemagne as a boy, the original manuscript of The Joys of Yiddish.
But Heinrich the XHth just keeps shaking his head, determined that
the secret of Miller High Life shall be his alone until, with his final
breath, he whispers it Into the ear of his eldest son Heinrich the XIHth
(or Gabby, as aU his friends call him).
But I digress. You want to know whetLer science will ever decode
RNA. Well sir, I don't have the answer. But this much I can tell you:
America did not become the world's foremost producer of laminated
prosthetics and edible furniture by running away from a fight!
And don't you forget it!
We, the brewen of Miller High Life and the sponsors of this column,
wish to extend to you our unigve and unduplieated thanks for your con
tinuing patronage. Also, Heinrich says hello.
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1971
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