The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 25, 1964, Image 1
UNIVERSITY OF NEB iiiiiiiilufiZamifti3iniiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiii miiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii imiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniininiw . b MAR 25 1934 1 EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series s i about the University of Nebraska Negro. The following MCNt story deals with housing. The phone calls referred to s were made by the author anonymously, which is not a normal journalistic practice. But, in this case, it seemed the only possible way to find out how renters respond s when confronted by a Negro studtnt. The situation and circumstances of each call have been altered somewhat to eliminate any possible identification of the peo- f pie called. 1 By John Morris 3 Ten phones rang in different parts of Lincoln. No 3 one phone rang over three times. These people were prospective renters, and I was a Negro student or a friend of a Negro student. i The replies given to requests to live in those places were ten different ones, but they were all negative. I - The somewhat stock answers varied with tfie sltua- tion I presented. It went like this: 1 Phone number one, with room for two available. I I was white and my friend was a Negro; Sorry, but we I don't take boys here . . . 3 Phone number two, room for one, I was a white I calling for a Negro friend; Well, let me see if we have anything available (an advertisement said there was room open), I do have something available April 15, but that's too late (I had told him that my friend needed a room to move into after returning from Easter Vaca tion). Thanks for helping your friend ... Phone number three, girl renter renting for landlord, room for one to share, I was Negro and calling for my Negro girl friend; Well, I don't care, but you should really check with the landlord . . . Phone. number four, room for two, two already liv ing there, I and my friend were Negroes; I have noth ing against Negroes, but we just don't like to mix them up, my two other people are white. Some of my friends are Negroes . . . Phone number five, room for. one to share sleeping NEGROES AT NU: i housing quarters, I was a Negro; We don't have any singles (the ad said to share), and the guy in the room advertised doesn't want a roomate ... Phone number six, room for two, I was white call ing for myself and my Negro friend; I have nothing against your Negro friend, but we have been renting to couples. (I told him we needed a place) Well, we will have a couple moving out about five months from now . . . Phone number seven, sleeper, I was a Negro; I'm afraid not, we have several other sleepers here. I have nothing against it, but maybe my other sleepers would. If I had just the one room . . . Phone number eight, room for one, I was a Negro; I'm afraid not. I'm not the landlord, but there is no use to see him. I'm sorry ... Phone number nine, room for one, I was a Negro trying to find better housing; It's already spoken for (be fore I told her I was a Negro she had said that two others were just coming to look at it and I then asked if it would be permissible to check back). No, there is no need to check back . . . Phone number ten, room for three girls, I was Ne gro calling for my girlfriend and her two friends; Well, the other three girls are white and I don't think that would work out. . There are two things wrong with the above sampling, even though it did represent the different areas of Lin coln: there is no way of being certain that the answers given were not sincere answers and not based on simple prejudice and ten phone calls cannot be said to really be a fair sampling. But, the answers were unanimously negative and served to support what University of Nebraska Negro students had already told the people doing this series. Cont. on Page 3 IK Slate Bids Due By Today More Eligible By Expansion Applications for positions on the recently expanded Inter fraternity Council (IFC) slate must be in the IFC office by 5 p.m. today. The slate, which selects qualified candidates for the approaching Student Council elections, was opened last week to include all qualified freshmen and sophomore males with a grade average of at least 5.5. "Candidates will be selected on the basis of their applica tion, ability and the results of a thorough interview, with tome consideration given to past service to the Univer sity," said Pete Sommerhau ser, member of the interview board. Applications and interview times are posted on the door on the IFC office, he said, adding that anyone who can not meet the deadline should make some arrangements with him. Sommerhauser urged all in terested and eligible men to apply for interviews, which will start at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Union. In addition to Sommerhau ser, the interview board will be composed of Bill Buckley, past IFC president; Tom Brewster, IFC president; John Lonnquist, chairman of the IFC expansion committee and Tom Kort, member of IFC and Student Council. Gary Pokorny, president of the Residence Association for Men (RAM), will also be pre sent at the interviews. Vol. 77, No. 80 The Daily Nebraskan Wednesday, March 25, 1964 YWCA Teams Head South o SlIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIHUUIIIIIIIIiHIIINIIIIIHIHIIW" Ag Hosts urdue ducator Classes Out For Peterson Dr. J. B. Peterson, head of the Department of Agronomy of Purdue University will speak at an AQ-Ag College Convocation in the College Activities Building tomorrow. Peterson has long been in volved in improving agricul tural instruction and has been interested in student affairs. His topic will be "Toot Your Own Horn Promote Yourself and Your Profes sion." All 11 a.m. classes on Ag Campus will be dismissed and roll will be taken at the door and reported to instructors, according to Dr. F. E. Eld ridge, Dean of the College of Agriculture. The convocation is sponsor ed by the College Convocation Committee and Gamma Sig ma Delta. Pestomiall'DOini . j) on . (q. p p By Mick Rood Senior Staff Writer Participants in the YWCA sponsored voter registration project have added another four member team, a change in destination and several ex tensive orientation sessions as their Friday departure date nears. The two teams of Univer sity students, formerly travel ing to St. Louis over the spring break, will now settle in Greensboro, N.C. Second team members are Lois Shi merda, Mary Kay Cerven, Ginger Koon and Joan Sic. Ivy Song Leaders Will Meet Today The second meeting of men's Ivy Day song leaders will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in 232 Union. University eligibility forms, song titles and entry fees will be col lected. All houses intending to par ticipate in the sing must have a representative in attend ance, acording to Jim Klimes, chairman. Those houses not represented will be cusquali fied. Together with the previous ly named first team, Peggy King, Andra Block, Carol Williams, Mick Rood and EI- via Siebert, the second team will attempt registration of Negro voters. Emphasis is on registration and not demon stration. Participants will canvass Negro citizens and do office work in connection with the registration drive. They will coordinate their efforts with the already organized Nation al Association for the Advance ment of Colored People (NAACP) program in the Greensboro area. The nine University stu dents will join others from Amherst, Cornell, Ithaca, ..v,. V i ? ? "- ... i -' ' J '-' f- ' ,'. ( i i - CANDIDATES FILE COUNCIL SLATES ELECTIONS Bill Eucklin picks up his Student Council application at the office of student affairs. Candidates for Student Council must pick up the application and turn it back In by April 10. Young Democrats Pick Weatherwax As Area Leader The executive board of col lege Young Democrats has appointed Loren Weather wax chairman of the Great Plains Conference of college Young Democrats. Weather wax's advisory and organiza tional position will cover all college and University groups in the Nebraska, North Dako ta, South Dakota, Iowa, Kan sas, Missouri, and Oklahoma areas. Weatherwax is a nineteen-year-old sophomore in pre-law at the University. He is also affiliated with the Nebraska Union and Kappa Sigma fra ternity. National college Young Democrat president. Ken Les ter of Wyoming, said that, "Weatherwax is one of the youngest people to receive this appointment I feel that this helps to stress youth's interest and role in politics." Ohio, Miami, Queens and Il linois at Greensboro, one of seven project sites. Over 50 colleges and universities are participating. Mrs. B e t ty Gabehart, executive director of the Nebraska student YWCA, will serve as a staff counsellor at Greensboro. The University's contingent will leave Friday at 4:00 p.m. and drive in two cars for the 30 hour, 1,250 mile trip. They will return early Sunday morn ing Yesterday the teams at tended the last of several or ientation sessions conducted by Mrs. Richard Wadlow, an instructor in the political science department. Orienta tion has consisted of review of state and local laws and sen timents, study of non-violent technique,- hearing various speakers with experience in such projects. Dr. Fred Register, minister of the Nebraska Conference of United Churches of Christ, spoke yesterday on his ex perience with similar projects when he lived in the ureens boro area. Register noted that North Carolina was probably Law Students Tour Public Power Plants Twelve University of Ne braska law students will take part in an educational tour of the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Thursday through Saturday. The tour was arranged by R. O. Canaday of Hastings, retired general manager and chief counsel of the district, for students enrolled in a wa ter law seminar, according to Prof. Richard Harnsberger. Canadav and Jack Boyd of Holdreee. general manager. will discuss legal questions and organization ot me ais- trict. The tour beeins Thursday noon at Holdrege with a brief- ine. on development of the dis trict. The group will visit the Canadav Steam Plant. Kings- ley Dam, Lake McConaughy, the University of Nebraska North Platte Experiment Sta tion, Platte Valley Power Plant, Johnson Lake and oth er points of interest. Tour participants will in clude: Earl Ahlschwede, Rob-, ert Calkins, Steven Christen sen, Peter Hemstad, Fred Kauffman, David Maser, Cal vin Robinson, James Sheldon, Robert SnelL Richard Spaedt, William Stukas, and Dennis Winkle. Harnsberger and Prof. John Gradwohl will ac company the group. Chairmen Picked For Spring Day Dennis Swanstrom has been selected for over-all chairman for Spring Day. Other members of the ex ecutive board are men's games Mike Jeffrey, chair man. Jim Cada. assistant; women's games Ann Kos man, chairman, Connie Ras mussen, assistant; publicity Jim DeMars, chairman, Lynn Jiracek, assistant. Tronhies Sandy McDow- elL chairman. Keith Koepke, assistant; secretary, Percy Wood; assistant secretary, Sally Davenport, and treas urer, Steve Davis. more progressive than many southern states in their gen. eral integration outlook. He counseled participants to be aware of economic and social attitudes. Last week the teams heard Rev. John Washington, office of racial and cultural rela tions, also of the United Church of Christ. Washington who has been jailed in Mis sissippi for participating in sit-in demonstrations, asked for anyone working on the project "to re-examine their motives." The Negro Reverend sug' gested approaches project workers might take toward negative Negro attitudes. He said one can "get cussed at ' or receive a lecture on "many distortions of the Bible jus tifying Negro inferiority in voting rights. Washington explained three arguments to encourage pos sible Negro voters: represen tation politically of his race, responsibility as a United States citizen, and a religious argument of Christian equali ty in the eyes of God. Greensboro-bound students discussed the attitude of many white people, north and south, that project workers should stay at home and solve their own troubles. Most members can answer that they have worked on similar programs at home. The University teams will stay at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina in Greensboro. Oth er host schools will be North Carolina Women's College and Bennett College. Dr. George Simpkins of Greensboro will serve as Director of voter Registration. Weill Wins $8,000 Grant Dick Weill, a Sigma Alpha Mu senior and vice president of Student Council, has been awarded a Root-Tilden Schol arship to attend New York University Law SchooL The three-year scholarship is val ued at $8,000 plus travel Twenty students from al over the country are chosen for the scholarship each year. Two are selected from each of the ten U.S. Circuit Court districts. The program includes a protege program, which pairs each recipient with a prominent New York jurist or lawyer, and special seminars, forums and sum mer employment. Applicants are judged on activities, grades and Prince ton Law exams. Panhel Holds Election Bobby Kotecha, member of the Elections Committee of Student Council conducted tha election of the Panhellenic member to Student Council Monday. The new Student Council representative will be an nounced at the next Panhel lenic meeting. Dianne Michel, Carol Stoner and Sarah Davie were the candidates. STUDENTS LOSE 'EVERYTHING' if ems I If3 G $ dl Q pi By Wallit Lundeen Junior Staff Writer A fur-trimmed cap, a light blue quilted jacket, red and black suspenders, a Danish pipe and several sets of key chains might be found on the "well-dressed" figure emerg ing from the University lost and found department Lost and found, located in Nebraska Hall, has a large collection of clothing includ ing hats, caps, jackets and coats, shoes and socks. One new baby diaper was also found during the State Bas ketball Tournament. One excited fan lost a black shoe, and another lady went home from a Nebraska foot ball game with one black pat ent high beel shoe. Books and notebooks are another large item, John Dztrk, operational manager, estimated there are about 300 books and 100 notebooks. Ti tles of books range from "Practices of Gynocology" to "The Renaissance of the 12th Century" to "The Real Abra ham Lincoln." The books and clothing, now in lost and found, have all been collected since school started last September. These items are kept until the end of the summer school ses sion. Then the clothing is turned over to the city wel fare department for distribu tion to various homes, and the books are given to the University Book Store. A broken record player found in the Student Union is also part of the collection, along with the record, "The Unshakable Molly Brown." Several University students must be making their way blindly to class, since about fifty pair of glasses have been turned in. Three contact lens cases, but no contacts, add to the accumulation. One of the lens cases is gold and was made in England. A tennis racket, a slightly squeezed tube of toothpaste, an intercampus bus ticket with no name on it, check books, and a set of impres sions of teeth may also be found by the intrepid explorer who ventures into the lost and found office. Football fans return bome without blankets, stadium backrests, and binoculars. Articles are separated by the game at which tbey were found. High school class rings are kept from year to year, but only rings from Lincoln High School and David City Aquinas were identified. To prove that an excursion to the lost and found can be profitable, a reporter re turned with ten unsold tickets for a journalism banquet which had been lost by a member of the DAILY NE BRASKAN staff, Dzerk encouraged students to visit the lost and found department, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon day through Friday. To go to the lost and found office, enter Nebraska Hall at the 16th Street entrance, and turn left The depart ment's extension is 2C57. Some identification or de scription will be required of a student wishing to reclaim his lost belongings.