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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1974)
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In the Opinion column "Attorney Slots
Examined" (Daily Nebraskan, Oct. 28), Mark
B. Rasmussen presented a picture of the
' Nebraska attorney general's race which could
be called, at best, distorted and innacurate.
It is important that the facts of former Gov.
Frank Morrison's legal career be presented
plainly clearly to the student voters.
To begin with, Morrison was a practicing
lawyer for twenty-five years before he even
was elected governor. This gives him some
twenty-one years more experience in private
practice than his opponent, Paul Douglas.
Morrison also has been a county attorney,
and is currently in one of Nebraska's most
important legal posts as public defender of
In short, Frank Morrison is not only an
accomplished man in the legal field, he is an
experienced one as well. All of these points
were overlooked in Rasumssen s column.
Of special interest in this campaign is the
incredible amount of money ($50,000) being
spend by Dougas, a figure which is almost
unheard of in this state's history. Gov.
Morrison's ($10,000) campaign expenditures
atc HUlUcal uy any tomai loun.
There should be two Important determin
ing factors in any attorney general's race:
prior performance and experience. Frank
Morrison's record, when presented com
pletely and fairly, fulfills these two require
ments with distinction and integrity.
Students for Morrison
'Abel Fable' stay at home
Dear Editor, .
In the Oct. 17 issue of the Dally Nebraskan,
a letter was published whose author (Another
Abel Fable) was dissatisfied with the
performance of the NU Cornhusker Marching
Band during half-time at the Minnesota
game. Specifically, discontent was expressed
with the "boom-ta, boom-ta, marchy-marchy
music, coupled with drill formations.
The letter also stated that the band
members have "unimaginative minds" and
could be "replaced by a punt, pass, and kick
contest or a drunken Shriner quartet."
First, I am glad that someone in the
stands, other than band alumni, is interested
enough in our performance to write a letter.
As a band member, I often wonder if anyone
really cares. But I must take exception to the
The band does not give military drill shows
very often, (once or twice a season) This goes
for other types of shows as well.. We try to
entertain everybody's tastes and not just
those of the loud-mouthed segments.
There is no basis for anyone to impose
their narrow-minded values upon others. If
"Another Abel Fable" would look around, he
or she might notice a few thousand other
people in the stadium. If their enjoyment of a
well-performed march-drill routine Is upset
ting, the author can stay home from the
: Gerald Hibbs
. God, look as us. Here we are, all killing
ourselves to get that golden fleece - a degree.'
I can't understand ; why. What docs this;
degree mean to us? .'. -:' rl
it's not only the degree; -what about the
whole educational system? You: have to have,
so many hours of this and that. Tests, grades,
downslips they're all a part of our minds.
I'm sick of these grades and'thesa-tests and
all this computerized organization of our
'lives.' ::; '
'; I don't need to be tested and I. don't need
these ancient marks of excellent, good, fair
and poor. I love to learn, and all this system
is doing to md is crippling me. I have no time
because of it. I'm worried about my next
test, my GPA, my future.
Teachers shouldn't lecture, but should
spend all their time trying to bring out what's
in all of Us. When are we going to wake up to
reality? Probably not until another ten
thousand college students kill themselves
over, the anxiety. Death. Yes, that's one
escape the system allows. Thank God!
, qui jMinroy
students have no right to complain
Editor's note: Carolyn Grice is an ASUN
senator from Teachers College.
Why do you complain about the ineffect
iveness of student government? Did you
vote? Do you feel that the quality of
education you are receiving is inadequate?
Do you attend your college advisory board
Students' of ONC 'why "are you letting
these things happen and not doing anything
Many times we hear about the ineffective-
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Except ?6V omp'ftech'alrpeople'a'ncl'dne'br'
two others who are interested, no one'attends
ASUN Senate meetings.
Each spring, many people run for office in
both senate and college advisory board
positions. Each year complaints are register
ed about the type of people in office.
However, only 12 per cent of the student
body votes in elections.
The quality of education on our campus
should be a major concern of our student
body. Complaints or comments about courses
are given to fellow students, but what about
to advisory boards? They always are looing
for student input and attendance.
On a campus where students should be
campaigning actively for better education
and stiving for more Interaction between
administrators and students and better
communication between students and the
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people representing them in student govern
ment, where is the student Interest?
One wonders from time to time, what does
the student expect out of college? Why don't
students take advantage of things happening
around them? Groups already exist that could
improve the quality of student life in all areas
on campus, but very few. students get
involved. Instead, everyone chooses to let
these events happen and they will watch, or
let someone who Is more interested than they
do it for them. Other people will sit back,
watch what is going on and complainbut
not to those that can do something about it.
What does it take to ask you to take a look
' at this campus? Are you concerned about
where your money is gofnp? Do you know
where it is beingspent? If you don't, why
not? . . . "
. Are you going to continue to let the "elite
few' ' , better, known as students who are
tuebtfsmriftarrpntly doing something
equ.1tbe:;siiii&tion, run the university for
Many articles telling students how to get
involved are In the Daily Nebraskan; ASUN
puts out newsletters periodically; student
organizations have mailboxes; and the
University has a communication system.
Students of UNL, what we are asking for is
more input and involvement from you to help
improve our campus. We can not do it and
represent you fairly, if we act on only our own
: feelings. We need your help.
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