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Don't let headlines
lull you to apathy
And now, a look at the headlines.
Eldridge Cleaver is back, Alex Joseph and his 13
wives are moving and two persons are dead in the
latest London bombing.
The Lincoln Police Dept. is considering adopting
rhino boots. In Spain, Francisco Franco is hanging
on quite valiantly to his life. In Mexico, soldiers and
peasants are killing each other at a modest rate
100 dead so far this year.
New York City is planning to crack down-again
-on that grandaddy of all.vice dens, Times Square.
Donald Rumsfeld is the nation's new secretary of
defense. A surgeon speaking at a Florida medical
convention claims time-honored and legendary
snakebite treatments are obsolete.
So, what's the world coming to? The same old
thing, mostly. Headlines in Tuesday's papers
looked pretty nice, in fact. . .all things considered.
That's not pollyannaism or a general call for
apathy. People are. hurting, dying. Drought still
ravages much of the African continent. Shots are
being fired in the Middle East, in Angola, in South
Recent polls show many .Americans are be
coming pessimistic about the future ot tnis
country, of the world. Pessimism leads to despair
and despair to failure.
Care about the state of things. Change what you
can. Don't let what you can't change-or think you
can't change-darken your life.
After all, look at the headlines. Helen Z.
Diamond of Skokie, 111., just inherited $100,000
from an aunt she hasn't heard from in 30 years.
We would add a post script to the letter from
"Irate Fans" on this page. Letters protesting the
Sugar Bowl decision should be sent not only to
"Bear" Bryant, ABC and the Sugar Bowl officials,
but also to the National Collegiate Athletic Associ
ation, P.O. Box 1906, Shawnee Mission, Kan.,
Dear editor, . , .. .
Thi3 letter is to all football fans who, like us, are disgust
ed by the antics of Alabama's Bear Bryant and the directors
of the Sugar Bowl game.
They have made a mockery of the bowl game system,
which is supposed to present fans with the best possible
match-ups of college football powers. Bryant and his
infamous "ducking" of the Big 8 runner-up (and goodness
knows who else) is a disgrace to college football.
The Sugar Bowl allowed Bryant to badger them into
depriving the national audience of . a matchup that would
have been second only to the Orange Bowl in pitting the
best possible teams against each other.
There seems to be two things that the disgruntled fan
can do, small though they be. One is to write Bear Bryant
and the Sugar Bowl and express your anger. Another is to
boycott the telecast of the Sugar Bowl game, letting ABC
know that you are doing so.
College football may not be the end of the world, but
those of us who enjoy it should not let this affrontery to
the game go by unnoticed.
Write to: Paul (Bear) Bryant, University of Alabama,
University, Ala., 35486; or:
Sugar Bowl, Joe Katz, Executive Secretary, Suite 510
International Building, 611 Gravier, New Orleans, La.,
ABC-TV, Roone Arledge, Director oi Sports, 1330
Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y., 10019.
An appeal to all students, faculty, administrators and
staff of UNL:
As chairman of the Neihardt Stamp Committee, created
by Dr. Lyle Egerman, president, the John G. Neihardt
Foundation, I would like to solicit your support for a
special commemorative stamp to honor John Neihardt.
Without the support of numerous individuals and
organizations, this effort will not succeed. With your help
we can make a commemorative stamp for John Neihardt
If you believe Neihardt is deserving of such commemora
tion, please write to:
The Hon. Benjamin Bailar.Postmaster General, United
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By Marsha Jark .
Nov. 10 the General Assembly of the United Nations re
aolved 72-35 that Zionism is "a form of racism and racial
discrimination." The Arab states and the Soviet bloc sup
ported the resolution and the United States, Israel and most
of Europe opposed it as a move to legitimatize anti-Semitism.
Since the resolution is an accusation, terms must be de
fined for better understanding. Zionism is the advocacy of
a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The alleged racism refers
to Palestinian Arabs still living in Israel. Supposedly this
group is an oppressed minority because of the religious
exclusivity of Zionism.
Actually, according to Israel's law, Palestinians are treat
ed differently from the Jewish majority in only two ways.
First, they are not required to serve in the military be
cause it is unfair to expect them .to fight against the'
Arab neighbors. This works as a disadvantage because the
army is Israel's quickest road to advancement.
The second difference is that Arab immigrants are not
swarded automatic citizenship as are Jews under the Law
of Return. In practice, Palestinians are second-class citi
zens as a minority in the country, with inadequate repre
sentation in government.
However, the racism allegation is falsa ana an example
of the propaganda technique known as the Big Ue. If you
repeat a lis often enough, it becomes true in the public
Palestinians are not victims of an active discrimination.
Bucausa of cultural dlfiercnces they are excluded from the
mainstream of Israeli life, but no comparison exists be
tween this problem and racism.
The term "racism" only arouses feelings of hate and
fear and threatens to bring back anti-Semitism,
Six million Jews were killed when anti-Semitism was
sanctioned by the Nazi state. Six million is 15 times the
fiopulation of Omaha, 15 times the population ofPalestin
ans in Israel.
The United Nations created Israel in an effort to make
amends for Nazi persecution. The sad, horrifying thought is
it could happen again.
Arabs who have opposed the state of Israel since its
creation in 1947 and who have fought two large scale wars
with Israel, in 1948 and 1967, now see the United Nations
as a place which will help Palestinians at Israel's expense.
The shift in U.N. power is evident as the loose coalition
between the Soviet bloc and Arab and African states pre
vail against the Western world. It is shameful that a coun
try which has won out against the odds should receive
international censure for a social problem most nations
have faced when different cultures are intermixed.
Australia has faced it with its aborigines, the United
States has faced it with its Native Americans and neither
has found a solution. Yet the U.S. has had 200 years to find
one and Israel has had less than 30.
For this resolution, the United Nations deserves a gold
star; the six-pointed star of David. But this time inscribed
with, "Don't let it happcr. again."
Dct,i service. 475 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington.
E C 20260; or The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
(same address). RJtf.Vassell
Rugby at Weir Track
fsf Monday's Daily Nebraskan was incorrect in stating
mat the Stic Dept. would not let the Rugby Club use
the field at Ed Weir Track. They would let us use the field
inside the track, which is too small and has hazards, bet
would not let us use the field north of the track.
Western State University College of Law ran an
advertisement in the Daily Nebraskan, Oct. 29, indicating
that Western State was an accredited law school from which
a graduate would acquire an LLB. or J.D. degree and be
qualified to take the California Bar examination.
While these statements were not false, they could be
very misleading to the student who is not aware of the
Western is accredited by the California Bar Association;
however, according to the Directory of Law Teachers
1974, published by the Association of American Law
Schools, Western is not accredited by the American Bar
Association nor by the Association of American Law
For the student wishing to practice law in Nebraska the
lack of ABA accreditation can be disastrous. The Revised
Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska,
1974, make graduation from an ABA accredited law
school a prerequisite to taking the Nebraska Bar exam.
Most other states have similar prerequisites.
Some states allow attorneys who have engaged in the
practice of law for several years to take the state bar
examination without reference to ABA graduation. In
Nebraska, an attorney who has practiced for five years may
take the bar examination.
Law schools accredited by the ABA are reluctant to
accept transfer students from non-ABA accredited law
schools. According to Dean Shaneyfelt of the Nebraska
Law College, Nebraska has a policy of not accepting such
The student who, is not contemplating working in
California should be aware of and seriously consider the
consquences of graduating from a school which has not
attained ABA accredited status.
Kerry Lea Schomer
Editor's note: Shortly after receiving the above letter,
the Daily Nebraskan waa sent a copy of Western State's
reply to Kerry Lea Schomer:
Dear Ms. Schomer,
Thank you for having sent me a copy of your letter to
Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Brite of the Daily Nebraskan.
Your points are extremely well taken.
We realized in the middle of our fall announcement
period that in trying to achieve the objective of making our
announcement less "busy," we had inadvertantly ommitted
the qualifier to our accredited status, namely that we are
accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners.
We immediately revised our ad to include this important
information, and I can assure you that for the remainder of
the announcement period, our ads had this information
It was certainly not our intent to be misleading;
however, I readily grant you that the omission of the
qU;iCr CGutu lii'vg fesuueu in pctsufl ben 15 iiualvd, si
least at the inquiry stage.
. . .We lean over backwards to communicate to. any
interested person the restrictions on attending a law school
accredited by the California Committee of Bar Examiners.
As a consequence, I hope you will agree with me that it
is a reasonable expectation that no serious harm could
result from the omission of the accreditation qualifier.
Once again, I am most appreciative of you taking the
time to elert not only the Daily Nebraskan, but also
ourselves of your concern. You might be interested to
know that you were the only person in the United States
at least so far-who had the perspicacity to uncover the
omission, together with the concern which resulted in your
sitting down and writing a letter.
Kenneth R. Klofkorn
Western State University College of Law
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