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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1973)
D ess up
wl if '
w.her .Cdse may soon reach
courtroom involving a
U j'ld a dress code
on. However, this case
from ts .. counterparts of
years. This time the
t not only wants to attend
he also v.' nt s to teach it.
mo type of out of court
o'r.he cannot he reached,
Johnson, a UNL student
av.s student teaching at
d Lefler Junior High
, may soon be battling
officials from Lincoln
Schools over his apparent
id of its dress code, if in
1 1, vms that Johnson may he
fighn a losing battle. If he
tah he case to court and loses,
he's ot court costs and the time
and ressure involved in the legal
i takes the case to court
ins, lie still loses. By the
the proceedings are
d, it will be too late for
o teach at Millard Lefler
this semester. And after bringing
the dispute to the eyes and ears
of the public, Johnson is not
likely to be the most adored
person among school officials, no
matter what the outcome.
However, the issue that
Johnson is fighting for is a much
more general and basic one than
just getting his student teaching
Many students can remember
friends who have student taught
in Lincoln while dressed
comfortably and casually. It
seems, therefore, that there is a
discrepancy here-some can dress
the way they wish, others
This, it seems, is why Johnson
is putting his head on the block.
It is unfortunate that this silly
dress code dispute continues to
reach the courtroom.
Yet, this litigation is necessary
either to set definite restrictions
on the attire of these "guests" of
the inviting school systems, or,
much more favorably, to prove
that no one, no matter where he
happens to be principal, can
require a person to dress in a
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Being a resident of Burr Hull, I was
thrilled to read all about myself in that
Friday editorial. I was inspired to dig
out my "Stetson" (a souvenir of North
Platte), rev up my Plymouth (which
looks and sounds more like a
camouf aoed tank than a late
model Chevrolet"), and pai k it besidi
the East union.
"Now," I asked myself, "what else
does the editor say about me? Ah, yes!
Tonight I have to get out my trusty
master key and 'circumcise the Boaid
of Regents' dictates'' or was it
Anyway. ..the point I want to make
is that I was a bit disappoint,-! vvith
the "Behind the Bam" editoiial. I'll
grant that it was colorful and
humorous writing, and it did appear
on you editoiial opinion page. But I
doubt that your own true opinion
would be so natiow as to rcbect the
imaginative fantasy which you
suggested in "Behind the Barn."
I was dismayed by your idea that
East Campus dorms abstained from
the Sept. 8 boycott because circulating
master keys allow us "all the visitation
After two years in a city campus
dorm, I know that the "city slickers"
of your editorial can - and do --got in
just about all the visitation they need.
Indeed, Charlie Rich isn't the only guy
who knows what goes on "behind
closed doors" with or without R.II.A.
hours. (I think I'M send o copy of 'that
record to Regent Kocfoot....aieng with
a Stetson, a late model Chevt odt, and
a Burr Hall master key.)
Personally, if I had to use a master
key just for a little extra visitation, it
wouldn't be worth the bother. I mean
really! I've heard of forcible rape', but
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The foot is mightier than
the electic waiter
Last week's Onmlet, an excellent column, by the way, was
about poor service in Ametican restauianis. Suiely, however, it
was lack of space which accounts for the sparing ol the real
enemies of American cuisine.
Plastic sandwiches and electric waiters have done more to
destroy the Ametican stomach's self-respect than ail the Huty
waitresses in Howard Johnson's. The two curses infest tie. best
places. They are, unfortunately, especially piovatout in and
around the UNL campus.
Plastic sandwiches come in assorted shapes at)d names: oval,
pyramidal, square; tuna salad, cheese or bologna. They share a
few distinctive features-all are wrapped in clingy, biologically
indestructible plastic. All are impossible to open in any
dignified way. All taste the same.
There is no v..y whatever to deal with ihe plastic sandwich.
No one has, or will piovide an easy way to open them fj.
combination of condiments, no matter how biTaa:e, ..v.!; in,..;;.;
them taste good. Avoid them.
Electric waiters have been with' us longer than plastic
sandwiches and are somewhat more vulnerable, which will be
seen in a moment. They will serve anything fiom bubble gum
to beer, I hey aie aitogant and self righteous. "lb:.- am ev!.
Too many of us, fat too many of us, have had a Coke
machine bet. ay us. "Ice cold drinks," it offers. Yet the
deeply Inn ;
for products, is incomplete. Usually
But being deeply hurt doesn't help. The Coke ni.iehme
stands glaring, defying reason and simple kindness, a model of
H aldemanic arr o rja ri r;e ,
Being hurt and feeling unhappy are cleaily no alien,. aiyi
sudden dynamic action. The machine most hi- dealt with;
it VUell' a hum. ill it,, Tk,'r-,l, .1 I ...
"i'.i. ininr, ui i in.- cieeuie v 1 1 r r as a
person. When ii lakes your dime and doesn't give yon a f;,,, f.
take human achou. When it takes your dime, throw:, a up U
the floor and poms coffee down the drain as you watch
helplessly, ptetend it is ,jive, for it may well be.
Call its Ixm. If its boss doesn't answer, pretend the person's
boss has failed to answer you. Curse the machine, threaten it
with physical violence, call it dreadful names. None of this will
do any good, of course, but do it anyway, to maintain the
image of the machine as a human.
vvnen ,jii me i,.,,or Pas passed and the mat bine Mill
you, blinking out its boorish "Ice cold diinh, " !-,
carefully. Hole m, weaknesses. Does it an
around' Aie thae other customers watching? Is :!
ciear, in rimer wm 'Is'
Then kick the hell out of the damn thing. Bust it in tl. sign
with your fist. Curse it some more. Hit it in the co.r, return
with your geology Ixjok,
Walk .m-iy proudly, knowing one elect..,, waii-a .r, (,-.,
vanquished, never again to mishandle human '.,,
privileges, ncv. r ag.an to assault the free ei,le,,,MV; w..?,.,',
thurwfay, September ?, V.)3
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