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Ron Wylie deserves considerable praise for his
stories in the Midweek section of the April 2 Daily
In finding out about actual police practices with
regard to reports of harrassment, Wylie made the
effort to talk to and even spend time with people
who had first hand knowledge of police procedures
and policy. I have yet to see such a fair job of
reporting on this subject in the Lincoln newspaper to
which I subscribe.
It is unfortunate that rumor and heresay have
provided the basis for much of the criticism against
the Lincoln Police Department. It is also unfortunate
i that many Lincoln citizens probably did not have the
opportunity to read Wylie's stories in the Daily
I would like to clarify some facts in Albers'
editorial about Vietnam (Daily Nebraskan, April 3). '
In his last sentence he said Americans were
fighting for the South Vietnamese. This is only partly
true. Years before, some top American officers
extended their defense line to the west Pacific which
is a wise deed if they can afford the expenditure. So
Americans have been fighting for their national
security in Korea and Vietnam.
According to the Paris Accord, there is no
statement requiring the withdrawal of North
Vietnamese-, troops from South Vietnam as the
Americans did. And every adult can tell the treaty is
in favor of the Communists although some naive
Americans claim that peace with honor has come.
Besides, the American troops could not push the
Communists back to North Vietnam or just out of
South Vietnam with all the good military training,
ammunition and mobility they had. What can you
expect a soldier to do without adequate supply?
Look at those thousands of American draft
evaders! Is everyone of them willing to die for their
country? I think that is the good example for those
panicky Vietnamese soldiers during the retreat.
.As far as the Indochina tragedy is concerned,
Americans are responsible at least morally, and they
are not so generous to help as Albers thought.
Hazard and paradox
Dear editor: L
Am I to assume from your article of April 3 on
bike laws that Lincoln law requires riders to ride as
close to the curb as possible? If that is the law, it
creates a hazard to safety as well as an obvious
Paradox: If the bike rider is riding near the curb,
he must break the law by passing all other cars at
stoplights. Cars are tempted to pass the rider even
when it is obvious that there isn't sufficient room for
such action (extreme safety hazard) and all the worst
obstructions to navigation are near the curbs, sewer
openings , beer cans , etc.
If bikes are required to stay on the streets versus
the sidewalks, they should assume the normal stature
of a vehicle, ride in the left hand portion of the
traffic lane (to inhibit unsafe passing), wait their turn
at stoplights and maintain a speed equal to
I .do all these things, and the state of .Hawaii
encourages these types of actions. In Hawaii you will'
get busted for peddling too slow in traffic. The law, if
it is law, discourages bikers in a lack of sufficient
How can one obey all traffic laws, assume a place
in traffic, and at the same time be required to ride in
the gutter or between parked cars and moving cars
without a legally authorized buffer zone surrounding
I lack sufficient funds, but if someone would
back me, I would allow myself to get busted for
illegal biking in order to get this paradox before the
Special issue stupid
Dear editor: It was pleasing to see that you took
another suggestion and did an April Fool's paper. Too
bad you didn't do it well. The paper was stupid and
showed the imagination of a high school senior class
The Daily Nebraskan always trys to portray an
image of "involved, concerned youth" (For example,
writing editorials on apathetic students). There are a
few of us who care what goes on and enjoy being
involved in it. The April 1 paper could have been a
good time to stick a few needles in some controversial
people and subjects. But I guess the regents wouldn't
let Wes do that! So it goes.
R. J, Neary
April 9th , 5:00 pm
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Wednesday, april 9, 1975
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