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)Lcrouiry of State Henry Kissinger's news
;erence last week answered a maior
n and has revealed something about
sxon administration's attitude toward
:' jtLuS Kissinger, was asked whether
! .'s t ( .jop alert was a decoy to divert
c j' -ntion from the events of last
hii i.Hstion later drew fire from Nixon's
! said it was vicious and unfairly
v-si-.-j t!,.it the administration would
, v'r n i.'t'?' national events to shove the
:il tho Watergate scandal.
' w-stion was not only fair, but
:.;. Tho jdministration has implied
'-' th.it domestic questions should be
;uk :h times of international disorder.
. unrated this position during his Friday
conference. He said the U.S. and the
: Union were making progress toward a
A settlement. Then he added: "A
at home might be more difficult."
Furthermore, the President must be aware
that a national leader's popularity usually
increases when he exercises leadership in
foreign affairs. What better way would there
be to diminish talk of impeachment than to
manufacture an international crisis?
But it seems such was not the case. With
what seemed to be unusual candor, Kissinger
told of discussions within presidential circles
and how the troop alert decision was reached.
He made it clear that the decision was neither
hasty nor unadvised.
It should he hoped that understanding will
comie out of the question asked and the
answer given. The public must realize that
despite the frequently irrational behavior of
the President, this decision was not intended
to throw the Watergate bloodhounds off the
But that doesn't mean that the decision to
place the troops on alert was a wise one. It
was an overreaction to rumors of Soviet troop
intervention in the Mideast, rumors which still
The American people must reject this sort
of military flexing. It alienates the nations
threatened, creates international ill will and is
another step toward a militaristic foreign
Michael (O.J.) Nelson
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f ween days perplex calendar dressers
'- ' ' '.r i onsideied how one decides what
i -.v si There is little doubt in my mind
i"J "' ''' 'r';y. ir fur more complex than
""'i vvid'ii'j tu believe. Specifically, what
l l!l'-'i between clothing and the
! r :
,!:"-v rhf;V decide- what clothes to
;"vk ou Id respond, "It depends on the
li .T" :.,: onl two things wrong with this
' t, th..- weather, especially in Nebraska,
' f f,'""ji'M, even during the span of a
voud, people simply don't fin it.
rurnUr of peopi", regardless of the
i'urr,uj'itca cunoitions mit nn Hm.r;
f-ti -id lf, fif .j.irdlw of how brightly the sun is
hi'i't the mercury column climbs, on
, fu! ill come the 0 degrees below zero
Jtf.u-r will ti.ive come.
- ''-it i call .erplex the calendar dresser
' ! '" '' 'V' v-vIk.-o tfie calendar seasons
i'J cl. -;r ( u?,
i ". t"J ,n ()icine advertisements constantly
i. id - .isort." Did you ever wonder why
1 ' f ill ir, the winter at its coldest or
' 1 i' 'ir dtieM.' It doesn't happen because
' -i'id i :(.. t x th.'ar cut.
' ,'-',i',"',,r '"jy' it's OK to be cold and
''"II""-, i.-',vn wiihful thinkers take the
hint. It s on the in-between days, with no calendar to
guide us, that Kleenex sales rise 40 per cent
This past week has been a fine example:
everything from a barefooted girl In a halter top to a
longhair in his parka and mittens could be found on
campus. People seem lost without their calendars.
The confusion caused by lack of calendar
John michoel dsheo
guidance is compounded further by the "Halloween
Syndrome." A current trend in dressing, justified
under the banner of doing oiVs own thing, is to wear
the costume of what a person wishes he was, but
isn t. As a result, one can at any time on campus see
pretend cowboys, woodsmen, soldiers, poets
barmaids and any number of other occupations.
The problem in Nebraska is the changing climate.
This radical, annual temperature shift leaves the
pretences one of two choices. They can make up
twop,etend :...), ,,, for cch seun, oi they n
stick with their -i,o'; p.etensior. ,d C( r',
suf er a lit. I, physical dr.comfort as wol! as k okiim
and feeling a I, nk silly. (Imagine p-etendinq o
Eskimo duniHj July).
But even these cxnnot comparn with th
confus.on caused by the "positive power of wishful
thinking This is a formalization of the belief that if
you pretend something's not there, U will go away.
As dpP ,,ed ,o choice of dress, it comes out something
I'ke, If I dress like it's summer, maybe winter won't
If is sounds like I'm stretchnuj the ,,(,int, ,!;,
back to your own experience. Aft.tr I,.:, lf((.
summer, one feels eager for the start of .(l,r', and
the wearing of flannel shuts .nd wool .nacklua.vs
m.qht U'justash.jht hit chilly out they ,,,,
More often th.-, not, however, this chilia,,,,::
dppe,.s sv,,hll. an hour or two in Ihe morning au-i
by th,; onoo, ,hed,y, o finds himself , ry,,, tf,,
mackinaw, that sweater and that flannel sm.t
cloth r , m , ", JI U,,nkir,rJ. r"-ou(,l. l!: I
clotfury, a Mibtl- rrujs-.age (creeps out from each j-,d I
every individual- ihe bs-efont ' i,. , . ' , J "J
fee prevent, summer's dismissal, o, th- R0i';
.nsmict., whose short sleeve Mm, t proves ' i "
victory over adversity despne U'ips -
r"H):id,,y, or;fr,,f:r 29, 1973
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