The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 17, 1973, Page page 5, Image 5

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    Exon opposes large tuition
increase, sees more state
. - i " ft,
to Nil next year
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By Gov. J.J, 'C v, i
The Oai'e Piebraskan has taken a
laudable - ,i m extending linos of
communi.-.aii.i! between state-house
and campus, it, offering me the
oppor tunny in he d yuest editorialist
on the subject of stale support to the
University rd Nebraska system, your
newspaper distinguishes itself, not by
what may be wnnen here, but by
affording a ionnn for discussion of
public e,.,.( '.
Stati? support for the University is
indeed a woupy issue. The University
this year win spend about $51 million
of state fax held:;, or about one-fifth
of the state's total. This is an increase
of almost 8 per cent over last year. It
is safe to assume in at. further increases
will be approved next year even
though emo'im.mts have stabilized and
credit boo's buui'it are being reduced.
When viewing the costs and needs
of post secondary education, we must
also take into account the state
colleges, the junior colleges and the
vocational colleges. Priorities then
become a matter of judgment for the
Legislature, as they are the only body
who can authorize appropriations to
meet any of Nebraska's needs.
The University then is not an
institution separate from the other
institutions of the state. The
University is an agency and instrument
of the people of the state of Nebraska,
just as are the State Depts. of Welfare,
Roads, Education, and any of about
75 other state agencies. The destiny of
a public university, in a democratic
society, is, and must always be, the
will of the citizens of the state. The
University, however worthy, cannot be
considered a separate body appealing
for funds as in a fund drive; it must
take its place alongside the other
agencies of the state, posing its
priorities to the Legislature.
In post-secondai y education, the
service-delivery point is basically the
classroom or laboratory, where
instructor teaches student. Will more
funds really improve instruction and
academic standards, or will large
percentages go for self -generated
non student needs? The measure of
Gov. J.J. Exon
our public a go nek:; must always be
taken at the Geivice-dolivery point,
never judged l)y the sire of the
payrolls, by our squaru feet of steel
and glass, or by our acics of asphalt. In
my estimation, improvement of
faculty and academit; standaids should
always rank highest in the minds of
those who manage the University.
There is room for discussion and
differences of opinions. I do not agree
with a recent Carnegie Commission
report recommending substantial
increases in tuition, especially from
the large middle class citizens who
now pay most of the taxes to support
our post-secondary institutions.
Spiraling costs of education are
meeting stiff resistance al! across our
land. More and more money for fewer
and fewer students does not
necessarily assure better quality
education at any level.
Budgeting for post-secondary
education in Nebraska is so complex,
that I am sure these brief remarks are
not adequate to the task. But despite
any errors of emphasis or omission, I
am committed, as your governor, to
see that the University of Nebraska
meets the needs of our citizens.
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l.!(t"f, -v;--;:. hi the Daily Nebraskan at the editor's
il"cet.i.;i A i-Mfi's 0 tpcarance is jmJged on its timoliness,
oncjui.jhi y 'tv"ii:.M and interest. All letturs must be
nccomi),!'. m! i,y iin writer's true name, but may hi;
sut)irni!.".J lot ;iti.;', radon under a pen name or initials. Use
of so i. I'tii'i . vviii hi: dotormincd by the ecJitor. Brevity is
em oik ,..!.!(!. ,mi letters are subject to condensation and
ediim'j tetters to Editor, Daily Nebraskan, 34
Deai e.M'ii,
I "'ii,-i i Imw iriany of your readers realize the
I toss ! ; I .iiijii', of American involvement on the
Iv.teli s;ir-. r t.'.t: Litest Middle East war?
Th'.- I b of ii'iisivi: now being mounted against
Cfiini t : i iin,:'.(.us is only possible because of
Ai.M ; , ..ijijtlieii Pbantom jels, tanks, missiles, and vv.'i Should the Israelis succumb to
th; i ,.i.m V'.-tpi.dion to "bomb the Arabs back into
the ''!'. ' A the Aiabs, not illogically, might do
.inyili;ii'i in n 1. 1 lut.k at the United States for their
fli'.tlt.i. (iivi(.ir,ly, the Aralrs could only harm this
(,nui ,'.t y hi ie.e s'tay di'pi ive it of oil.
Lest ; n;c i cullers doubt that the Arabs could to
so iik n hbiy stupid as to play this card, bring the
United -! t(j a hilt, and almost certainly invite
Airi;ri;.' I t -!! seizure of Arab oil lands, two facts
sltoulti r e " , -tl't (I. During the Six Day War of 1967,
Saitrii A l Libya, Ir.tq and other Arab oil
counivies i- ; iierl tfte flow of oil to the U.S. It was
repotted it it pro-American King Faisal of Saudi
Arabia ivanied the U.S. of a similar permanent
time, should the U.S. enable the Israelis to
it t i t'ttnian peace on the Middle East.
. 'i'i"iii es of an American takeover of
i -.1 hieing legions would lx; catastrophic.
,1'lii'ts would find themselves fighting a
,i in f.-d all guerrilla wars in the deserts of
I .r i .(gamst millions of Arabs fighting to
move the
impost.' i
Aeib '.,1
yrner in
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the M 1 1 1 !!,
ti , ;. 'th
'en' i the i .nU'igo vould tjnly affect the U.S., no
oihei niit- .vould su)port our actions. Our
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n Vietnam would seem like a lark
e li ,i Mir It He Last involvement.
John T. Mat rone
, '', !',' with the "coiK.eriied Musket
..! N-braskan, Oct. 10). As one of the
i Hi' l out foi the Yell Squad, I saw
1 .'"m' on duting ttyouls. Fot one
' b'i: i. beers couldn't be used in
. i iv; '',,' would of forxJ anyoni;, bul
j. :,' - in ;fti)id.
:i to lilt thi; gills, I see no icason for
il .' eie doesn't do it anyway. Oh
yes, once I saw a guy lift a girl during the Wisconsin
game. I wonder if he did it thinking he could show up
the Wisconsin squad.
During interviews there were suggestions to the
effect of adding more men to the squad. The majoi ity
suggested one on on.; one girl to one guy. But that
change was not made.
It's still not too late. There are six moid football
games left, not to mention the basketball season. 7 h
squad could select more membeis if they wanted to.
Name withheld by lequest
Dear editor,
If Hitler had resigned Oct 10, I somehow have ibe
uneasy and frightening feeling that some pet son..,
especially fellow political figu'es, would epie.'.s
"dismay" and "sadness" upon hearing the
announcement. People seem to haw ' ignite;; -. !
income tax evasion is what the reds busted Al
Capone with back in the days of Elliot Nes ..
Agnew's resignation should demonstrate tin:
America doesn't need a military coup to irpi i
corrupt and inefficient leader. We should be glad th.-.
time has now been given to us to answer ihr problem
of whether impeachment necessaiily must nneetle
indictment. Thus Congress should act without delay
to provide the solution with the apiiopn:i!f
consl i ti tu tional amendments.
Jim l.'Milti.'is
Devil editor,
I thought the Farah pants story (Daily Nebraskan,
Oct. 8) was poor. Virtually all the information cmif
fiom Paul Hartman, a Farah sales represent ii ive, v"'!u
was quoted unquestioningly, as if fie wen, a neunal
The Lincoln Gaette is an avowedly i.ute,an
newspaper. The people who write about th f aiah
situation are involved in it, and make no bones about
describing their involvement.
Perhaps I am mistaken, but I had thought tint the
Daily Nebraskan attempted objectivity in its news
columns. If, on the other hand, you want to present
Willie Farah's position alone, please label it as such.
Why don't you do a feature or an edituri.ii on tin'
subject? The story said: "The GatHto repotted
the workers are paid $1.80 to S2.25 an hoi a, pay hat
the Gaotto called very low wages foi fas hay woik"
Isn't this low jay for any kind of work? The i n !
it is Ibe pay scale for most UNL students doe a't
make it any highet relative to the cost of living in the
U.S. in 1973.
Students hope to be on the other sidn of iha fuax'
economically io a few years. If this " s'n,' ;
callous to the s tuition of people for whom working
in a pants facto.'v is a permanent job, they tre f ailing
to educate themselves.
Jtit si; I. c ;ii ie
I'.S. Tim Anderson's editorial about the new "t m of
symposium that pleases everyone" we, "(ei. of. li.
chilhng effect of the regents' and -.tii ',
attitude towards the conferences in past years which
interested students needs to be further explored in
your paper.
Dear editor,
We wish to thank the Daily Nebraskan staff for its
exc'b.nt coverage of the symposium on
Argentine-LIS. relations during the 60s. At the same
time we wi .'. to respond to Tim Anderson's editor ial
(Daily Ne' . Oct. 8).
As w- ly attended the conference1, but also
ate m ifie participants, drove them to and
from the Keilojg Center to the Nebraska Union each
day, and in many informal situations became
acquainted firsthand with their ideas and opinions,
we feel qualifier! to comment upon that cditoiial.
First of all, there seems to be some confusion
about the nature of a "symposium." The main
objective of such gatherings is not to duplicate the
experience and knowledge offered at a university.
Neither is it to provide entertainment (i.e. dirty films)
nor a forum for political action (i.e. a call to
overthrow the U.S. government). Rather, a
symposium is intended to facilitate the exchange of
knowledge and ideas between the participants and
other interested persons. That includes students,
faculty, townspeople, and regents.
Second, the symposium was ananged and
linancially supported, for the most pait, by the
Ai gentiue Embassy.
I lie most knowledgeable persons on Aigentine
inatieis -resident'; in the U S. -attended. Many of the
patlicipants commented that never before has a group
oi this kind mel in tin; U.S.
Third, international politics comprised less than
one fourth of the symposium's program. Art, music,
literature, economics, and history also received
f-outth, the list of foieign speakeis w is curtailed
because many of the Argentine pat ticipanls were
unable to attend. Those present who did come horn a
Sp.i n islt spea k ing backgiound demonstrated a
command of r.nghsh unmatched by many native
spoakei s.
f;oi these reasons wc think that the symposium on
Argentine U.S. iclations was a suitable and valuable
supplement to the (.utricular and extracurricular
exueiicnwrs commonly associated with -indeed,
neccssar y 1o a univei sity.
Mary Ann Holland
Sandi Moody
Mary Mussman
Mary Powlcsland
Janet Anderson
Connie Jones
Pat Keller
Bev Brigham
Molly Moore
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