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friday October 26, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 34
Africa expert: U.S.
profits from apartheid
By Vince Boucher
Apartheid in South Africa is
directly analogous to racial
discrimination in the southern United
States during the 1950s, an expert on
African race relations said Thursday.
"Apatheid is simply the South
African word for segregation," said
Barbara Rogers, a former consultant to
the United Nations who currently is
studying South African economic
problems on a Ford Foundation grant.
Speaking in polished British tones,
Rogers charged that the United States
now is profiting indirectly from
apartheid policies in South Africa.
Over 300 American corporations
have investments in South Africa, but
they exert only a small influence, she
said. Rather a small group of concerns.
such as Union Carbide Corp. and Gulf
Oil, maintain larger interests which
eventually effect the U.S. economy.
I hese interests are small,
lowcver, in relation to the total
United States interests in indeuendent
Africa," Rogers said.
Life in South Africa is based on
"legal, racial separation." with nn
govcrn merit to impose "some kind of
lever" on that policy, she said.
The white population in South
Africa is about 16 per cent of the
total, she said. The remainder includes
most black African nationalities and a
few Asian minorities, Rogers said.
"It's the Africans who provide the
basis for their economy," she said of
South Africa. The black population
composes most of the labor force
which is a basic system of migrant
labor, she said.
"There are extremely depressed
rural areas in which they exist,"
Rogers said. "One million people have
been dumped into rural
'reservations,'" she said.
Rogers said two million more
people are scheduled to be squeezed
into those rural areas.
The elderly, children and wives of
workers are left in the reservations
while the "able-bodied men" are sent
to work in the mines or the factories,
Workers are never given a choice of
location or assurance they will
continue to be employed longer than
their yearly contracts dictate, she said.
Unemployment is rising in South
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African race relations expert Barbara Rogers
Africa and currently is approaching 25
per cent, she said.
If a laborer strikes 01 ait-. ,np:s to
break his contract, he- is imprisoned,
Rogers has visited South Anei on
several fact-findin i :,!:, .. 'I'- .ng
many of the situations she describes.
She said that when the South African
government receives criticism from
outside the country, the response is
"only South Africans know their own
The United States is losing the
good image it previously had
maintained in Africa because i? ' ,-l
never been involved in the u i i il
colonization of the country, she v id.
Liberal policies, such as
discouraging trade with apcrd,- rj
countries, which were standard m-d-r
the Kennedy administration, al ,o
contributed to the positive' ire f
the United States, she said.
Now, trade with nations su 1 ,is
Rhodesia and a military agreement
with Portugal over the Azores I si. n ids
See Africa, Page 6.
A kiss without a squeeze is fcj
like apple pie without if
cheese. See page 7. If
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causes paper switch
Becj-jse of the newsprint shortage, this issue of tic
Nebraskan is printed on a higher quality of paper than usu,
ucoKiing to Jeff Aden, advertising coordinator for Up
M ... I I .1 i . .
ivuur.jsKun, me snortage was anticipated in time to halt
publication of EXTRA! magazine, the Tuesday supplement to the
Daily Nebraskan. This move made EXTRA'S reserves available for
emergency use by the Daily Nebraskan.
Aden said the paper shortage is a repercussion from a
Canadian newsprint and railway strikes. He said the Daily
Nebraskan pi inter expects a shipment of newsprint next week.
Michael (O.J.) Nelson, editor-in-chief, said, "If the newsprint
shortage continues the Daily Nebraskan will take ji I ii i i dial
measures to insure publication. If necessary, we will cutback the
amount of available news space, while attempting to publish as
much news as possible."
Ketchup squeeze forces spurt
of fear in gourmets' hearts
By Lori Demo
Ketchup lovers of America, relax.
fear not il you have- gone- to ihe Nebraska
Union's Noith Ci ib eoi n liinen t stand lately and
lound ihe (.npboaid bare.
Or if you have scat died the containers by
the South (Jiib vending machines only to find
sail, sugai and mustard - but no ketchup -don't
Your old friend has not suffered the same
fate as the nickel candy bar and the vanishing
Ketchup still is alive and available- at Ihe
North Crib, ihe Harvest Room and the vending
machine", in the South Crib.
However, because; those same meat oconle
who made your ketchup the- slowest pouring
mis side oi the Platte River now have added
another feature more pennies to the price- the
manner in which the Union fotxl service
distributes ketchup has Ix-en altered.
While those little packets still are available
in the Mai vest Room and provided for vour
bench flies in the North Crib, the conks in the
line now apply pure manual labor to add the
sauce to your hamburgers and hot dogs
And the ketchup is now packaged with the
hot and cold sandwiches vou Uiv in tin.
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According to Union Food Manager Bob
Richeson, those tiny little packets of ketchup
(which were so nice to rip off and added the
right amount of spice to those late-night roast
beef sandwiches) seem to disappear when left
out on the line.
His figures prove the cost of ketchup
packets has risen 0.7 cents in the last six
months, which is a cost 2,100 per cent higher
than the same amount of ketchup purchased in
90 ounce cans.
And with thousands of hamburgers and hot
dogs a (Jay involved, the only solution to keep
from raising prices was to go to the bulk
ketchup, he said.
He attributed this rise in cost to increase in
labor involved in packaging the product, the
cost of the packaging material and increased
And so the next time you reach for one of
those little packets of ketchup and come up
with a handful of mustard, remember that your
pocketbook is being saved from its curse-,
Besides, you might decide to switch to
mustard because, a, Richeson said, "it doesn't
seem to go as fast."
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