Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 18, 1974)
V - H '-
V it, ( .,
monday, november 18, 1974
Hncoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 47
t . r fc .
I , , ,,, ,
Terrorism hard to define
U.N. officer discusses study
By Regina Hills
Political assassinations, skyjackings,
kidnappings and other acts of inter
national terrorism have prompted the
United Nations (U.N.) to direct its office
of legal affairs to study terrorism and its
Larry Johnson, a UNL graduate and
legal affairs officer for the U.N., took
part in that study.
The political science major, a Lincoln
native, graduated from UNL in 1967 and
attended Harvard Law School before
becoming a legal affairs officer.
Friday he told the Model U.N.
delegates at Nebraska Wesleyan Uni
versity that for the first time terrorism is
being "discussed fully" by the coun
tries in the U.N.
But for more than 40 years the U.N.
was unable to define aggression and
terrorism, resulting in different inter
pretations by member nations, he said.
Some want immediate action taken
aqainst terrorists, while others want
measures adopted by the U.N. to
prevent it, he said.
The Western nations are interested in
controlling individual terrorism and
African and Asian nations of the Third
World want to ban government and
state terrorism, Johnson said.
Other nations say terrorism and
aggression must be fully understood
before any action can be taken, he
"In 1776 the British thought Ameri
cans were terrorists of the first class.
This is history to us, but very current for
many states across the world," he said.
"Aspects of international terrorism
reflect current trends and perhaps
trends of the future," Johnson said.
So in order to curb the problem, the
U.N. must be aware of changes in world
politics and the views and needs of its
member nations, he added.
For this purpose, a special committee
was appointed by the U.N. to define
aggression, he said. In the fall of 1972
and summer of 1973, the committee met
but came to no conclusions, he said.
Late in 1973, a definition of aggres
sion was adopted by the committee
resulting in a thorough investigation of
the problem by theU.N., Johnson said.
Even though progress has been slow
in resolving worldwide terrorism, the
"U.N. charter is the voice of the
aspirations of mankind" and in the
"pursuit of peace", the voices of all 138
members will be heard, he said.
' ,v.v 5v, A', v .vy v-v v J V
: i mm in) v
1' A 4
j - V ? " j
Cornhusker revival hoped for
A i yv r
riui i n
ii pian senior yearbook
In hopes of regenerating interest in a
University yearbook, the Student Alum
ni Assoc. is offering a 1975 Senior
The book, which will be made up of
senior portraits, biographies and cam
pus candids, is being offered in the hope
that students will become interested in
publishing the Cornhusker again, ac
cording to Carole Reno, adviser for the
Student Alumni Board.
The Cornhusker, the University year
book, folded in 1972 because of financial
trouble and lack of student interest.
"Once people have the yearbook,
they might be interested in starting The
Cornhusker again," Reno said.
She said she spoke to about 30 seniors
earlier in the year to get their reaction to
the possibility of a senior yearbook.
"All the seniors I talked to were
interested." she said.
A studio from New York is paying for
the publication of the book, she said.
They will take senior portraits at no
charge. The Alumni Assoc. has "no
money in it at all," Reno said. "It is not
costing the students or alumni
She'said the Alumni Assoc. would not
publish The Cornhusker if student
response was favorable to the Senior
"If The Cornhusker is to be reborn, it
should be the responsibility cf the
students," she said.
7" I ,
.A Li I
Larry Johnson, UNL graduate and U.N. legal affairs
officer, spoke at Nebraska Wesleyan University Friday.
Researcher: small farmer
hurt by corporate farms
By John Kaikowski
Family farms in the'United States are going out of
business at a rate of 1,000 a week in the wake of
increased corporate involvement in agriculture, accord
ing to James Hightower, of the Agri-Business
Accountability Project in Washington, D.C.
Hightower and Roger Blaubaum, a private consultant
specializing in agricultural policy, community develop
ment and the environment, spoke Sunday evening at
the First United Methodist Churchy 50th and St. Paul
""'The' speeches were part of a project to acquaint the
publ-c with the agricultural situation. They were
sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Sierra Club,
Nebraska Catholic Conference, Nebraska AFL-CIO and
Kearney State College.
Corporations now control 25 per cent of the
agricultural production in the United States, Hightower
said. "They (the corporations) have enough competi
tive power to overwhelm the individual farmer, he said.
At the present rate, Blobaum estimates that all
individual farmers will be forced out of business within
According to Hightower, there are 32,000 food
corporations in the United States and 50 of those
corporations make 75 per cent of the profit. He said that
food corporations have had a 48 per cent profit increase
in the past year.
' What we don"t realize is that food processing is
becoming concentrated in the hands of corporations,"
Sale of 50 per cent of the world's grain is done by two
corporations. Hightower said. An additional three
corporations control another 45 per cent, he added.
He said the control of the corporations has cost the
consumer an overcharge of $2.1 billion on 13 of the food
necessities in the last year.
According to Hightower, "the future of food is not an
economic question, we can decide what we want.
The individual farmers have the property but not the
economic power, Blobaum said. "The corporations
have the power, but not the property."
fv , v .... .
X , f
: x i. . r r j s i s. i
Powered by Open ONI