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Thursday, November 29, 1C34
have perfect voices would be
stretching the truth.
Seriously, though, if I were
Bruce Springsteen, I'd thank my
bank account that I couldn't sing.
Heck, he's got everything else going
for him rugged down-to-earth
image, verve, energy, emotion,
songwriting genius, tight pants,
ripped shirts and enough cha
risma to charm a pig out of the
mud. Why spoil all that with a
good voice? '
If Springsteen had a golden,
pure voice that to, if he could
sing well In the absolute sense
I'm convinced he would be an
unparalleled flop. You cant be
the savior of backstreet rock'n'
roll America with an uptown pent
house voice. So, he's content to be
an enormously successful dia-mond-in-the-rough
So, there goes my excuse about
a bad voice. But I don't look like a
rock star. But hold on, again. Joe
Cocker? Mick Jasger?
Whenever I see Jagger's motley
face on stage; I get a good feeling.
Tremendous confidence, you
know? I mean, if he can be a
major rock star with a face that
looks like latex rubber, I should
be able to ascend to emperor of
the western hemisphere with
I love Mick. I love Bruce. They're
.bhe man t nave a nit record til belting out Tangled up m Blue symbols of hope for us all. They
she dyed her hair orange, shaved or Springsteen's gutsy reality in don't know that they can't do
at on one side and started throw- "Born to Run." These people are what they're doing , they just go
jing her clothes on with a pitchfork, real, and their voices are perfect out and do it. And for that, I will
But Ym glad not everybody is a for their songs. But, to say they be eternally gratefuL Thanks guys.
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Singers . . .
Ccntinaed frca t&ss 4 phony. I'm glad there are some
He donned beads, braids, hats, bad singers who have the cour-Wke-up
and other parapherna- age to go out there and be excru
lia until he looked like a designer ciatingly real
.bag lady. Poot The gimmick he Rock just wouldn't be the same
needed to sell with a good voice, without Berry's sappy voice on
Same way with Cyndi Lauper. "Maybelline" or Dylan's raspy voice
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She began her first teaching job
in Palisade at $90 a month. When
she was offered a job in Cam
bridge, she took it because she
got a $10 pay raise. And she
moved again to Wilbur for a "whop
ping" $125 a month income.
In 1939, Arlene married a young
Wilbur doctor and gave up her
teaching job. Because jobs were
scarce, married women were not
allowed to work.
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a ttuies were ruies ana you ac
cepted them," Arlene says. "We
(women) were very gullible.
"You young folks today are so
much more sophisticated so
fmuch more aware of the world
I around you," Arlene says. "You
fare much better educated.
I "We just lived in our own little
jworld, here at the university."
I Arlene recently moved back to
Lincoln, and hopes to visit the
UNL campus to see the changes,
i Walter "Duke" Nolte, a 1934
jtJNL graduate, remembers his col
lege years as the worst days of the
Denressirsn. to 34.
1 j They were very hard times," he
says. it was very rare mat stu
dents had enough money to go to
Duke was born in Hiawatha.
college, he joined the
'fetionsl Guard. He says that by
I pemg in the guard, he was treated
)s a Nebraska resident, and saved
Ihe $25 out-of-state tuition fee.
He aiso made $1.23 per guard
I IrilL which helped pay his ex
penses, ne says.
I Although the university was
I Sot as big, nor m popular as
i oday, Duke says, "football was t
i ist as popular just not as
Even in those days, he says,
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jarades were "big events." Duke
!ved in Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
"Fraternityls had a little more j I
ohtical influence in my day,
?uke says. The fraternities had
o parties, which operated the J
udent government. And, he says, j
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