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Monday, October 8, 1934
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The "sleaze factor" b in the news have been involved in scandal
again. Labor Secretary Raymond That none of the muck his staff flings
Donovan b the latest in the long up sticks to Reagan is probably the most
string oPsleazes" in Reagan's administra- outstanding aspect of the man. He is a
tion. master of shifting the blame.
Donovan has been charged with grand He cant blame Carter, however much
larceny and fraud in an alleged scheme to he would like to, for his staff selections,
defraud the New York Mass Transit His poor judgment should be reflected in
agency of millions of dollars. He pleaded the polls. It isn't He's farther ahead of
innocent. Mondale than ever before.
Donovan is the first cabinet officer of a
president to be indicted. It's important, Although Donovan's indictment
though, because it underlines the "sleaze" has been getting a lot of coverage in the
problem within the administration. press, a story by the Associated Press in
Reagan has surrounded himself with a Sunday's Journal Star took the issue a
questionable group of people. little too far.
Let's start with Rita LaVelle, an Envir- One of the men indicted with Donovan
onmental Protection Agency official, con- apparently made a $1,000 donation to
victed of lying to the Congressional com- Ferraro's 1979 congressional campaign.
SmsvQ a czMjSb oSSlahs isi&ie&cil .&
mittce investigating possible "Super Fund'
fraud. Then there's Ann Burford Gorsuch,
who resigned from the EPA because of
the charges of political favoritism and
misappropriation of "Super Fund" clean
Who could forget Interior Secretary
James Watt? Everyone's favorite foot-in-
niouth artist. He resigned amid a storm of campaigns?
controversy over his bigoted - remarks
William P. Masselli, who is a "reputed
organized crime figure" according to the
story, made the donation at a fund
raising dinner. A spokeswoman for Fer
raro said Ferraro doesn't know Masselli.
What is the point of the story? Should
Ferraro be screening every donor to her
admittedly isn't a savory
character. He was convicted of kid-
Democratic vice presidential candidate napping in 1958 paroled in 1064, and he
Geraldine Ferraro's finances are chicken- was mdiCted last week for murder-
feed when you look over the number of The story didn't say what connection
people in the Reagan administration who Masselli had with Donovan.
f , i Gdala.
Last summer, two weeks after
I finished reading "Old
Jules," a relative told me
that my great great grandfather
had come over from Switzerland
on the same boat as that gruff
frontiersman Sandoz in 1867. .
J. Anton Willy, my ancestor,
was a musician. His life isnt as
well-documented as that of San
doz, so I can only guess at why
Willy left the old country.
Whatever their reasons for
inunigraling and whatever the out
come of arguments surrounding
dared adversity in pursuing that ignorance, too often forget,
dream, they sweated to make folks m the seed com
those dreains matenalae and they R hst3 w;th under their
boundtogetherwiththeirtellows f4ernail3. tlfose foiks we call
when those dreams became nignt- are the r8SScn 0maha md
Lincoln even exist. Now the cities
, au have industries oftheir own. Nov
,UK. U1 ' , V 5 r a - ir T urban Nebraska could probably
their settling land previously lished in those days are dying; MriK.n-iir hlfS
settled bynatives.pwple like Wilry there are no more barn raising St ?h
and Sandoz were responsible for no community harvests, no all- t 9sHnn i5. fXJn.
They and theur feEow pioneers should of concern to all of us
came to Nebraska with a dream Nebraska lives and dies with For m any family farmers, farm-
of sticking together in a
Of course, Sandoz wasnt a gruff
frontiersman then he had just
left medical school and was tra- of making a life for themselves agriculture, and ESriculSure Iwes ina is not a business, it is a vav of remember the dreamss of our an
veling to America, partly as an and their families and a vision of and dies with farmers. That's life.-Their famiry has owned that cestors. And we should stick
act of rebellion against his parents, what the state could be. They en- something we "Easterners," in our land for years each generation
has worked it and passed it on to
the next For such farmers, get
ting booted off their land isnt like
changing jobs or getting laid off
or even fired; it forcibly severs
farmers from their heritage.
When it comes time to support
or oppose legislation or programs
affecting the farmers of this state,
we should consider carefully our
decision. We should think twice
before refusing assistance to fel
low Nebraskan3 just because it
may cest us something, We should
YbuV GOT llaZl
T Shame on you, James FusseU, for using the 'word 'or Socwty. , . ; .
bimbo in your brazen diet" approach" article. Tfcedic- ?Pf that the. next ' Historical Society
tinnknrsavs that. hirnhn mAftfran Haw rfvnn tnnw Director UkeKivett .will be able to lead the Society
that the body-wrap boutique personnel are tramps? to and innovative directions.
such a reference is not m keeping with your excellent
. i tj Dailv n
EOJTCfl Cferiaseft, 472-1 r
GENERAL MANAGER BtrJsl I';-l
PRODUCTION MANAGER . FcSs&y
ADVERTiSiNO MANAGER TcraBfmt
earlier articles decrying the use of derogatory name
Professor lands Kivett's work
department of Anthropology
associate nw3 editors
Art'J r,JA 473-4::i
DoS Vljsnan; 473-7531
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en chsngssto tht Daily flebrssMan,
I would like to applaud ths tetter of Michad Moloney
(Dally Nebnsskan Oct 5) and the column of Kevin War-
The Nebraska State Historical - Society is so much a neks (Daily Nebr&skan Oct. 3).The fact that the letters
part of life on the UNL campus that it was fitting to are totally opposed has nothing to do with this. I
devote front pas coverage to the retirement cf Marvin appkud both of these individuals because- they are both
Kivett, the Society's director. I would like to augment (he speaking out on the critical area of student fees. For
article and further amplify Kivett's achievements and their benefit, and for the benefit of all students at UNL, I
contributions. . would like to point out the existence of the Committee
As a Plains archeoiogist, Kivett's research contribu- on Fees Allocation. This committee exists primarily to
tions haw been very important He was one of the pio- give students a chane to give input on the student fees
neers of Nebraska archeology and has remained an allocation process.
active force in local prehistoric research, hotahry, his In addition to the regular meeting ofCFA. which are
Since becoming director, Kivett has, indeed, had to put encourage any interested students to attend this meet
his personal research on the back burner, but he has ing, or any cf the committee meetings should they so
built within the Society active crcheciogy and historic desire.
Once again, this committee exists because -cf the
interest cf persons like Maloney and Warneka. I am
grateful and encouraged by such Interest .
ASUN Committee on Fees Allocation
-.1 s a. i f-r. m r r w i a. m .
resesxen ui ins iwm sua ous iorcea anusropoiogsiis, ox course open to the pubic, CFA has scheduled an
fusiorrasu sua gsosrspners 10 re-evuiuaie inea-icjeas meeting tor student Input to be Nov. 29. at 6:20 am.
to how humans made use of the Hams environment the Nebraska Union. As a member cfthia rosriwittee.
e cultural tientagu oioj
iaae ta research and
Because the State Historical Society museum is so
familiar to us. It is easy to forget that the Society is, in
fact, a statewide facility. The outstate historic centers
and local museums which the Society runs have largely
come about under Kivett's direction. K2 deserves major
.credit for them and far the popular statewide support
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