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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 24, 1973)
Wednesday, january 24, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 59
President Richard M. Nixon announced Tuesday night a
cease-fire in Vietnam. In a 10-minute speech from his! oval
office in the White House, he told the American people "we
have peace with honor."
The cease-fire will begin Saturday at 6 p.m. CST, he said.
He also announced that all prisoners of war (POW's) will be
released 60 days later. All American troops will be withdrawn
in that time period.
The agreement also assures that the people of South
Vietnam will have the right "to determine their own future
The President said the cease-fire agreement was initialed by
Presidential Aide Henry Kissinger and Le Due Tho, North
Vietnam's chief negotiator, at Paris' International Conference
After announcing the signing of the pact, Nixon praised the
American people for their "steadfastness (which) has made
peace with honor possible." He also lauded the families of
POWs who, he said, had "the courage to stand for the right
kind of peace. Nothing means more to me than to know your
long vigil is over."
He also paid tribute to former President Lyndon Johnson
who died Monday. He said Johnson had "endured the
vilification of those who sought to portray him as a man of
war. He was a man of peace. No one would have welcomed
this peace more than he."
"The important thing," Nixon said, "is to get peace. This
we have done."
More than 2.5 million American soldiers served in Vietnam,
he said, and the United States should be proud of them. He also
expressed gratitude to the more than 55,000 American soldiers
who died in the conflict. "They gave their lives so people
might live in peace," he said.
"By your courage," he said to the South Vietnamese, "you
have won the right to determine your own future."
He urged the North Vietnamese to seek with the United
States a "peace of reconciliation," and added: "Now is the
time for (major powers to excercise) mutual restraint" in
"We must recognize that ending the war is the first step in
building the peace. This means the terms of the agreement
must be scrupulously adhered to. We will do everything it
required of us."
DeCamp to introduce bill
changing abortion statutes
by Steve Arvanette
State Sen. John DeCamp of Neligh
said he will introduce a bill Wednesday in
the Unicameral which, if passed, might
replace the state's abortion law. The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled Monday that
abortion laws similar to Nebraska's are an
unconstitutional invasion of a woman's
In their 7-2 decision, the court said an
abortion, if performed during the first
three months of pregnancy, is a private
matter between a woman and her doctor.
DeCamp expressed surprise . that the
court "ruled as broadly as they did," and
added hat he had planned to introduce
an abortion reform law before he heard
the court's decision.
"Nebraska's law is even more
restrictive than those declared
unconstitutional," DeCamp said.
After the announcement of his
intentions Monday, DeCamp said he had
received threatening telephone calls at his
DeCamp, acknowledging that the bill
could be termed "political suicide" by
some politicians, said that, "I'm just
doing what's right. I'm not planning on
letting any actions here determine my
political future." He added that he would
rather complete his four-year term
"knowing I didn't compromise."
In fact, DeCamp said, Nebraska, after
the court ruling, has no abortion law and
no criminal penalties for performance of
an abortion during pregnancy.
"Theoretically the bill should receive
support from both those who oppose and
favor abortions," DeCamp said.
Continued opposition to abortion reform
by the Catholic Church and other groups
would cause "abortion on demand
bfbader than anything envisioned in New J'
York or anywhere," he said.
Twig Daniels, director of the UNL
student YWCA program, stressed the
greatest problem would be
implementation of a new law.
"Everybody is afraid of Nebraska
being an abortion Mecca," Daniels said.
She said she hopes the court decision and
new laws would lower the price for
abortions to a more reasonable figure.
Daniels said the cost at the UNO Medical
Center was $560 if the woman had
qualified under the previous state law.
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State Sen. John DeCamp of Neligh .
abortion bill despite telephone threats.
will introduce a new
Brothers collect Coca-Cola bottles, history
"We collect these items because Coke has become Marc, 22, a former UNL student, said their
part of American history' said Marc Wullschleger, collection includes about 600 bottles, many signs and
who along with his brother, Kurt, has started to build advertisements, five electric Coke machines and five
what he thinks may be one of the only existing Coke ice boxes.
Coca-Cola collections. "I actually started the Coke part of our collection
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photo by Tim Andern
Marc Wullschleger . . . displays a collection of off-brand pop bottles.
about six years ago," said Kurt, 19, a UNL freshman.
"Marc had been collecting railroad antiques for a
couple of years and I just got interested in
The two brothers, who keep their antiques in an
abandoned basement in their hometown, Beatrice,
not only collect, but try to get deeply interested in
the history behind them, Marc said. He added that
Kurt is "the Coke expert."
"One of the reasons we stayed so interested in
Coca-Cola items is that one of our neighbors had been
owner and manager of the old Coca Cola plant in
Beatrice, now defunct. He helped us date much of
our bottle collection, which dates straight back to
1900, and gave us a few items that really added to
our collection," Marc said.
Another aid came from their finding an old
Coca-Cola dump near Beatrice.
"We took three truck loads of signs and bottles
out of that dump," Kurt laughed. "Anyone else
would have called it garbage I"
Along with their search "for Coke Items the
Wullschleger brothers have started a collection of
off-brand bottles. They have bottles with brands such
as Upper 10, Big Chief, plus special bottles like a
Pepsi contained with a blue background behind the
label instead of a clear background, Kurt said.
Marc and Kurt are considering holding a public
showing of another collection-a collection of more
than 100 signs. In the abandoned Beatrice basement,
they have also built a General Store, which has a
telephone, pickle barrel, adding machine, typewriter,
antique items and old store advertisements.
The two also own a 1946 Chevrolet pickup, a
1946 Chevrolet panel truck, a Model T and a Model A
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