The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 07, 1972, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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bat
becker
gnosis
A new Gazette?
A new publication has joined the publishing ranks
this week. A hearty welcome is extended to those
who are now presenting to the community a
four-page mimeographed rag. The Lincoln Gazette, is
grossly similar in name to another local newspaper,
The Douglas County Gazette.
An editorial (it was unsigned) on page two of the
first issue of the paper stated that the newspaper staff
feels that "every community needs a newspaper that
can facillitate (sic) constructive work for the
attainment of goals which we feel are shared by
enough folks to accomplish anything this community
wants." The Lincoln Gazette and its staff are to be
commended for furthering this nation's undying
democratic tradtion.
An attempt at "new journalism" on the front page
dealt with the plagiarism motion now before the UNL
faculty senate. Two-thirds of the story was quoted
directly from Larry Wolfley. Wolfley, an assistant
professor of English, was the author of the motion
presented to the faculty last month. Wolfley
co-authored the article. .
A movie review written by June Levine, an
associate professor of English, also appears in the
issue. Page four contains an article on an insurance
company who is seeking participation in its program
by UNL students. That article was a by-lined
journalistic product of Ron Kurtenbach, a graduate
assistant, also from the English department.
Appropriate words were presented in a signed
statement included as a part of the first issue of the
neophyte publication. Signed by a Rod Krause it
said, "Before work can be done, folks need to be
aware of whats (sic) happening. . . This newspaper
will inform and also provide space for different
opinions on what needs there are. People must help
each other." - .
The Lincoln Gazette staff must be reminded
however, that it takes some time for a publication to
gain maturity sufficient to gain an audience and the
efficiency needed to present the type of information
it hopes to. We can only hope that it survives that
long.
Barry Pilger
Kiosk, huh? It sounds like one of those little boats that
movie Eskimos are always paddling around during Arctic
storms. The ones that are always tipping over and popping
right back rightside up.
When you say it, you feel like you maybe ought to follow it
up with "excuse me," and turn your head and cover your
mouth.
The big wooden toadstool that sprang up during the night
last week is reportedly to be used for messages. It's a slick way
to keep the campus informed.
But my usually unreliable source tells me the structure is
the beginning of a campus-wide network of shrines to the UNL
administrators.
We'll probably have to start on a small scale, with maybe a
bust of President DBV on the first one. But once the idea
catches on it'll probably sweep the campus quicker than the
spark in the piston of a bored and stroked Merc V8.
Pretty quickly all the college deans will be wanting one in
their honor. And after that enterprising students will be
putting up kiosks with busts of themselves. And before long
the faithful will be flocking to our campus to view the shrine
and be healed. Praise the Prez. Alleluja.
And of course some of the more enterprising citizens of our
fair community can open up souvenir stands so that each
visitor can take home a memento of their visit to Lincoln-the
city of mystical mysteries.
The entrepreneurs can combine all of Nebraska's tourist
spots into one by leveling Chimney Rock into a pile of rubble
arid fashioning the bits into miniature replicas of the real
thing. They'll be available in both rough and polished styles,
for decorating the home.
Smaller, highly polished replicas of the Presidential kiosk
will be available in a variety of handy forms. Paperweights,
earrings, and friendship rings can all bear the administrative
likeness.
In addition, pennants and funny felt hats will be available
in a variety of colors with a silhouette of the memorial
embossed on them.
So, you see, we're starting out small-but, as somebody
once said, (I think) "I not only see things and ask why' I go a
step further. When I see things that are completely out of the
question I say why not'." (That's about as close as I can come
to what was actually said.)
Another unabashed plug for free (well, 15 cents, anyway)
enterprise.
Those crazy kids at Can O' Beans indicate that issue No. 2
of the Laff-a-minute comic should be on the stands by
Monday. It's rumored to be an improved version for the same
measly 1 5 pennies.
Can O' Beans and the Union Special Films will be
presenting a "Cartoons on Parade," for 50 cents in the Union
Sunday, April 16. It'll feature all your buddies from
afternoons of The Worlds Gr-r-reatest Cartoons."
Union Special Films is also presenting The Gladiators,
Tuesday at Sheldon Gallery. It's showing at 3, 7 and 9 p.m.
and only costs a buck. The special films are always a bargain
and you can perhaps take in the Byron Burford Circus exhibit
at Sheldon if you get there while the regular gallery's open.
And to keep your weekend entertaining, the Union Concert
Committee is offering a couple of free concerts. Saturday at 8
p.m. in the Union Ballroom the McCoy Tyner Quartet will
play some fine jazz. : , ,
And on Sunday at 8 p.m. in the East Union, Doc Watson
and his son, Merle, will be providing the best in bluegrass
sounds. And they'll be backed by Lincoln' favorite
toe-tappers, Dr. Remus and His Country Rhythm Boys. You
ought not miss it ,
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1972