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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1979)
tuesday, november 20, 1979
by a DN decision
The Daily Nebraskan Friday received an
avalanche of calls demanding an immediate
explanation for our negligence. The intensity of
their outrage surpassed that any Daily Nebraskan
staff member has seen this semester.
The editor, out of the office most of that day,
later found numerous notes from the harried staff
who took the calls. The ombudsman Monday de
manded that the editor explain herself.
We left out the crossword puzzle.
And we left it out on purpose. The size of the
Daily Nebraskan on any one day is determined by
the amount of advertising space sold for it. The
paper sized in multiples of four pages. Papers are
12, 16, 20 or 24 pages. On Friday we had enough
advertising for a 12-page paper, and not enough
for a 16-page paper. Almost enough, but not
But because it was almost, but not quite a 16
page day the advertising which did run took up
most of the paper. If we had printed the cross
word, we would have been forced to leave out a
news story. It was our decision that providing
space for a news story on that particular day was
more important than "running the crossword
We would like to think that our readers will
understand the reasoning behind such a move and
we hope also that they agree with it. However, a
note that came in the mail as this was being
written makes us wonder.
It says, "Dear Daily Nebraskan: If you ever
again leave the crossword puzzle out of your
greaseball publication, I will rip your eyelids off.
Signed, A Friend.
Have a good Thanksgiving.
Cross-discipline terms depict university money cuts
Somewhere between the library budget shortfall and
the computer time cut at CBA, an observer could get the
idea that the university is having a few money troubles.
Which is probably true, but it's being viewed in terms that
are too negative.
Watching who gets the plums and who gets it up the
wazoo can be a great cross-discipline learning experience,
and despite what you hear from the regents and the ad
ministration, this is an institution dedicated to learning.
Economics is the obvious first step. If one whole de
partment is eliminated, will the private sector step in to
fill the vacuum created by the public sector, as the free,
market advocates say? Consider getting a degree from
Bert's School of Anthropology and Grille.
When will skimping on paper retfch a point of diminish
ing return? What will happen when the student's demand
for heads exceeds the supply already rolling?
Apply sociology to the athletic department. What does
the relative level of an assistant coach's salary compared
to an assistant professor's tell us about the priorities of
this society? Does athletics constitute a hereditary over
group, and if so, what means do they use to stay in
The English department will have to rise to the occas
sion. They're going to have to invest some pretty descrip
tive language for professors who must describe how to run
computers, broadcasting equipment and scientifc experi
ments without equipment to practice on.
This could be a field day for psychology. Does the
Legislature's idea that no state money should be used to
pay for utilities show that they're arrested in and anal
retentive stage? Were the regents repeating a collective
childhood trauma when they bought a cooling unit over
the Legislature's objection and then asked them to pay for
it?' .: ..v. ' : : 1 .
How did the administration condition the regents to
jump whenever they said, "Frog?" Is Chancellor Roy'
Young in a depression because he can't bring in the
millions of federal grant dollars everyone said he would
being when he came here?"
Historically, this is a moment that will have to be re
corded for posterity. We are witness to the awful spectre
of the entire state of Nebraska thumbing their collective
noses at higher education, which will leave the great
historical question, "How did a state full of supposedly
rational people expect to get a free lunch?"
Which is whaUthe issue is. Nebraska'ns don't want to
spend money on government, being in love with "lids"
and other strange devices that hobble services and cripple
improvement at all levels. And when things fall apart, the
people, through their elected representatives, tell us,
"You're on your own, fella."
And in the end, the young people of this state are
going to have one of the best educational experiences
travel. Anyone with any hopes of getting an education
isn't going to go to a medicore institution, no matter how
good its football team; They're going to leave Nebraska.
And, most likely, they aren't going to come back.
Since the take over of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by
the Iranian students, the mass media has tried to exploit
the Americans' feelings toward Iranians. The United
States government, speaking as your representative, has
welcomed the shah in the U.S., claiming it is a humanitar
ian act. However, the voice of 35 million Iranians who are
shouting "Justice" for the lives of their sons and
daughters, their brothers and sisters who were murdered
by the shah, have been ignored by the U.S. government. It
must never be ignored by the American people. These
Iranians ask that the murderer of their children face an
International Justice court.
Americans, will vou allow the one responsible for all
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the economical and social problems in Iran, the murderer
of 76,000 people just last year, stay in the U.S., and
ignore the will of 35 million Iranians? Will you allow Iran
ians to suffer from poverty? Will you allow your country
to be a home of dictators, fascists, and murderers?
The U.S. government's policies toward the oppressed
people of the world, have caused the hatred of these
people toward your country. But you have showed to the
world that you are freedom lovers by your' protests
against the Vietnam War. If you help the Iranian people
.today, It will be a step toward human freedom and good
relations between the world's nations.
Today, the American media is showing the wrong side
of Iran's revolution. It was, and still is, supported by an
overwhelming number of Iranians. Other reporters
around the world have witnessed it as such. Your media is
showing the wrong image of our leader, Emam Khomcine.
His good will toward humanity, truthfulness, and good
intentions for mankind have been reported by other
western repdrters, but not here in the United States.
The American media calls the Iranian students holding
the American embassy a group of terrorists. There are re
ports from other westerners though, who visited the host
ages, that they are not in a terrified state, rather, they are
unharmed and well taken care of. In Spite of what they
did, from conspiracy to espionage, the hostages are well
treated because we do not believe in hurting them, be
cause of Islamic rules. If these students are terrorists, so
all the freedom loving nations of the world are terrorists
then, and the shah and1 his surrounders are human lovers!
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