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friday, September 21, .1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 14
U.S. shouldn't blame
Japan for fiscal ills
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"We are backing into the future
with our eyes in the past," said Edwin
Reischauer, in an address on
Japanese-American relations Thursday
Reischauer, former U.S.
ambassador to Japan and professor at
Harvard University, explained that the
U.S. and Japan have been watching
economic and strategic developments
when there are other problems also to
The U.S. feels it is being inundated
by Japan's soaring economy,
He said many people blame the
Japanese importation of soybeans and
lumber for current shortages and
subsequent high prices for those
"This has been a case of
mismanagement where the supply was
poorly estimated," he said.
"We have proven that we can
produce all we need with a large
surplus, which is why agriculture will
be more of a drawing card than
industry for the U.S. in the future."
Japanese investment in the U.S.
also has made many Americans wary,
"We are being culturally narrow to
get worried about Japanese investment
in the U.S.," he said. "We should look
at the case in perspective and realize
how much investment the U.S. has in
almost any part of the world."
Reischauer, sporting a black eye he
received while playing tennis, said the
Japanese strategic position in the
world is one of the greatest
controversies in their politics.
After World War II, Japan was put
in the position to be the unarmed
Switzerland of Asia. The country has
been strongly pacifist since then,
partially because of the complete
collapse of the military at that time,
With the extensive program of
reconstruction, it was useful for Japan
to have U.S. protection.
In the same say, the U.S. was more
than willing to help hold the line
against communism in Eastern Asia.
The development of nuclear
weapons has made the Japanese feel
there is no real threat from anyone,
Although this will not result in a
completely unarmed nation, any
military buildup is also highly
improbable, he said. The Japanese can
see enough to realize that to compete
with military powers would make
them go broke, he said.
Facing up to the problems of the
future is the important project at
hand, Reischauer said. To handle
problems with the monetary system,
trade policies, population, pollution
and the use of natural resources there
will have to be more of a world
community, he said.
"The UN was set up to do it, but it
is absolutely unworkable," he said.
Referring to the "triangular
community" of Western Europe,
North America and Japan as the
industrial areas carrying on the bulk of
the world trade, relations and
consumption, Reischauer said that
these nations should also try to get
The "triangular community" needs
to work together, gradually
incorporating other nations into the
system of cooperation, he said.
Reischauer explained that to
achieve a feeling of world community,
it is necessary that the U.S. accept for
the first time a non-Western power as
Culture, language and race present
the biggest problems in accepting the
Japanese, he said. For example, in the
area of interpersonal dealings the
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Japanese always try to avoid direct
confrontation, he said.
They tend to work up to their
point indirectly opposed to the lawyer
approach dominating the U.S., he said.
This approach involved staking out as
much as possible by being forward and
Reischauer said that Henry
Kissinger "has done extremely well,"
but that his most serious shortcoming
is that he is too European-oriented.
"He has handled Japan in such a
way that has tended to worsen
relations in some cases."
One of the most notable instances
was the U.S. recognition of China
without consulting or informing the
Japanese government, he said.
"We are coming to the time when
Asia will be very fast growing in the
next two or three decades," he said.
If we can't work together to
overcome the differences between the
two countries now, then what will
happen in the future when the U.S.
has to work more with China and
other growing powers, he asked.
CSL dispatches 'peace delegation' to ASUN Senate
By Jane Owens
A "peace delegation" consisting of three Council
on Student Life (CSL) members plans to address the
ASUN Senate Wednesday about the controversy over
Publications Board nominations.
The controversy centers around a request made by
CSL last week that ASUN recommend eight students
to fill the five vacant positions on Pub Board, which
publishes the Daily Nebraskan.
Although it lacked a quorum, ASUN Wednesday
unanimously approved a sense of the senate
statement favoring a resolution to send to CSL only
one nominee for each Pub Board appointment rather
than the eight requested.
The CSL delegation plans to explain to the senate
historical reasons why eight nominees should be
named, according to a council resolution passed
Members Ely Meyerson, Bill Freudenburg and
Dennis Martin are to represent the council at the
According to Freudenburg, author of the CSL
"peace" resolution, the 1972 Regent's Committee on
Student Publications Guidelines stated that the five
Illicit key turns visitation lock
By Peter Anderson
A report that at least one unauthorized
master key to the Burr Residence Hall complex
has been found in the possession of a student
was confirmed Thursday by Kenneth
Swcrdlow, assistant director of housing.
Swerdlow said his office was made aware of
the fact Tuesday when a student assistant
caught a student using a master key.
The incident was brought to the attention of
the residence director who then informed the
housing office, he said.
Robert Brandt, residence director at the
dormitory said that he could not say exactly
what master keys can open.
A source told the Daily Nebraskan that more
than a dozen illicit keys have been made.
The source also said that to replace all the
locks that can Ix; opened by the master key
could cost a-, much as $8,000.
Swerdlow said the housing office is "in the
process of determining which system to change
One remedy to the situation would be to
change all the locks and the other would only
concern changing the master key patterns, he
A cost study of the alternatives is being
made before a decision will be reached, he said.
Swerdlow said he knew little about the extra,
key, but that his office has been tracing it back.
It appears that a master key was first copied
illicitly about 1960 and it has progressed ever
since, he said.
The dormitory complex is on the regular
route of the campus security and no additional
patrols have Ix.-cn scheduled, Swerdlow said.
The dormitory houses approximately 120
men in Burr West, 120 women in Burr Last.
student Pub Board members be appointed by CSL.
No mention was made of ASUN, he noted.
However, Freudenburg said UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge last fall recommended that ASUN sumit a
list of 10 students to CSL. The council then would
select five board appointments from the list.
Because of the urgency of establishing the board
last fall, ASUN only submitted five nominees, CSL
Chairman Don Shaneyfclt explained. All five were
accepted by the council.
Because it again is urgent that the Pub Board e
established, CSL is asking the senate for a list of only
eight instead of 10 nominees, Shancyfelt said.
If the senate does not comply with the request,
the council will have to appoint students
independently, he said.
'The situation would be a very bad one,"
Shaneyfclt said. "I'm hoping this peace delegation
According to ASUN President and CSL member
Ann Henry, the Senate already is aware of the
historical background of appointing Pub Board
members. She said she doubts the CSL delegation will
convince the senate to submit eight names.
One of the reasons given in the sense of the senate
statement for opposing CSL's request was that last
year set a precedent for ASUN's sending the exact
number of applicants for CSL appointments, Henry
According to Henry, CSL opposed the five
nominations made by ASUN because Sam Brower,
former ASUN first vice president, was one of them.
Henry send CSL opposed student government leaders
Ix.-inrj involved with Daily Nebraskan publication.
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