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Wednesday, March 25, 1964
The Daily Nebraskan
By Mick Rood
Senior Staff Writer
A surprising number of col
lege students try their hand
at shoplifting, but not because
they "need" the articles they
This is the consensus of
Herbert Naber, store manager
at Walgreen's in downtown
Lincoln. Naber says he is
catching more people, includ
ing nearly 20 University stu
dents this year.
"Students seem unaware of
the consequences when they
are caught shop lifting. They
want to keep up with their
friends or just steal because
they heard it could be done,"
Talk around campus that "it
Is easy" to shop lift seems to
tempt students to try it, ac
cording to Naber. Then when
they are apprehended, stu
dents are shocked by some of
Anyone caught shoplifting is
taken into custody by the
Lincoln police if a store pre
fers charges. The offender
must get a lawyer according
to police policy in order to
get out of jail. Juveniles are
of course referred to juvenile
authorities for their punish
ment. County or City Attor
neys will set the charges and
prosecute because theft is the
breaking of a state law. Fines
generaly are $50 in addition
to lawyer's fees.
Naber says students then
are afraid of parental action
after seeing their name in the
paper. Several times students
have pleaded that charges not
be preferred because their
parents might take them out
A shop lifting student also
faces social probation and loss
of scholarships from the Uni
versity administration al
though students are seldom
thrown out of school.
"We don't feel the problem
can be solved by letting of
fenders go; then they feel it
can be done again and noth
ing is gained," said Naber.
Naber pointed out that girls
steal more, or at least are
caught more than boys. Wal
green's line of cosmetics and
similar items apparently at
tracts the female set. He also
notes that every age and
economic group are part of
"As many as eight a day
have been stopped at Wal
green's and that makes shop
lifting a serious problem,"
Police Captain Robert Saw-
don said that college students
are a "definite minority".
"Apparently the old saying
that there is a little larceny
in all of us is true, because
seldom is dire need the rea
son for these particular
thefts," said Sawdon.
Sawdon emphasized that the
police department is not the
prosecuting agency. He says
that only the store's prosecu
tion, the city or county at
torney's filing of charges and
the judge's decision all gov
erned by state law deter
mines the severity of punish
ment. Once a sixteen-year-old girl
walked into Walgreen's and
walked out with a bottle of
hand cream in her purse.
When Naber asked her about
the bottle and she said," I bet
you thought I was stealing
It turned out that the young
lady had been comparing pri-
ces with another store's prod
ucts. She brought the bottle
in with her and produced a
sales sup to prove it. She and
Naber agreed on the mis
chance, ending that episode,
"We try to cooperate as
much as the student cooper
ates," Naber said.
ousing Difficult For Negroes
Seven Attachments Ratified
At Spring Summit Meetings
30l "W" St.. on male ctudent to
hare apartment. I'h. aut-UlI.
Bid erf (a har mikimi of (lrui
private Han to Chlceao March 27Ul
at noun. Pn. 4U-2M1 Ext. U or 4Kb.
Ktt Mudent to ehare two bedroom apt.
wttb two other. Cooking lerllltlea
tlimonlb. ulllule paid. M2 . 17tb.
Male roommate needed. Nice apartment
I bin. from eampuf. Call 477-45M
after 1 P.M.
Wedding BIU Hbifln. Need room
mate for ntlr houaa during or be
lore Eaater Vacation. I'll. 4JMM7.
1420 I. 11th.
Apartment for rent on lame bedroom.
Urn living room, kitchenette and
batb. Pii month. Call 477-J7W.
Ctrl' blue key caaa In Social Hclene
Building, March 11. Apartment key,
car key. and 2 aultcaae keya. Call
Nell Cola, 43S-MM.
Coma on out. Pioneer (Stable If open.
Pioneer Park. 477-IWi.
The coming of Spring
Drought only a few couples
who were hit by the love
bug over the week-end.
Judy Young, Wesleyan Al
pha Gamma Delta sophomore
in business teaching from
Filley, to George Eychner, D
ta Upsilon senior in Teachers
from Grand Island.
Joan Beerline, Gamma Phi
Beta junior in Teachers from
Ord, to Denny Albers, Sigma
Chi junior in Arts and Sci
ences from Hastings.
Jackie Daffin, junior at Lin
coln General from Unadella,
to Robert Patterson, Sigma
Nu senior in electrical engin
eering from Lincoln.
Joan Decklinger, Wesleyan
Alpha Gamma Delta junior in
education from Dawson, to
Larry Lanning,' FarmHouse
junior in engineering from
Holly Eklund, Kappa Delta
senior in Teachers from Gresh
am to Milton Rogge, Universi
ty Alum from Auburn.
Sharon Mass, Burr Hall
freshman from Silver City,
Iowa in Business Administra-
1 p.m. Beta Theta Pi I ti.
PM Delta Tbeta
7:25 p.m. Kappa Sigma ti.
5 Slfma Alpha E Dalian
S 1:M p.m. Alpha Gamma Big-
ma vi. FarmHouM
1:15 p.m. lit Doner Ball TI.
5 Rlrma PU Epallon
tion to Mike Mielke, freshman
in agriculture, from Treynor,
Carol Eversoll, junior in
Teachers from Grand Island to
Randal Fritzler, junior in Arts
and Sciences from Lincoln.
UNION public relations
committee will meet at 4:30
in 234 Union.
STUDENT COUNCIL will
meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Un
ion Pan American room.
UNION hospitality commit
tee will meet at 4:30 p.m. in
QUIZ BOWL Mill be held
at 7 p.m. in the Union small
YWCA freshmen will meet
Cont. from Page 2
Very clever invention.
Frank Vybiral's costum
ing was an immense job,
and very well done.
"Hamlet" is, to be sure,
at least one of Shakespeare's
most difficult plays to pro
duce, and its success rests
for the most part on the
person playing the title role.
Crawley handled the all-important
part without obscur
ing the difficulties involved,
yet was generally quite
good. Surely his interpreta
tion was not entirely in his
Cont. from Page 1
The excuses vary and the methods are devious. Mr.
and Mrs. Saul Harp (Mr. Harp is an Air Force Captain
at Lincoln Air Force Base) often entertain University Ne
groes. Mrs. Harp explained the humiliation of Negro stu
dents when they are accepted for living quarters over
the phone and then told the space is taken when they
inquire in person. These avoiding methods reach an ex
treme when renters charge unusually high rent, Mrs.
Harp said. .-
There are, . however, two agencies in Lincoln which
combat this personal humiliation a Negro suffers while
searching for living quarters the Council of Churches
and Student Services in University Administration.
Neither keeps a list of places that will rent to Ne
groes, but both help Negro students find good housing.
The Council of Churches acts as a go-between if it knows
of someone with good housing who will take a Negro.
It keeps track of people who voluntarily say they will
take Negroes and it helps Negroes secure , goad housing
through member churches.
Ronald Wright of Student Services said that they do
not keep a formal list of what housing Negroes can se
cure either, but that they make it clear .to people who
want to register space with Student Sefvtces that they
should take any student.
Student Services questions further, though. It asks
people who want to register with it if they will accept
a Negro. It then tries to provide a channel through which
University Negroes can obtain quick and good housing.
Wright explained that even some of those who say
they will take a Negro backtrack when actually con
fronted. The excuses vary as far as one statement he
has experienced in regard to a person avoiding renting
to a Negro, "We don't take boys who smoke."
But the opinions and experiences of the students them
selves point out the real depth of the housing picture
Mrs. Harp told of the problem Gil Gebo, a University
student, had with housing. Gebo was married last sum
mer, but because he could not find adequate housing his
wife could not come to Lincoln first semester. Finally,
they obtained space in and are now living at the Uni
versity's married students' apartments at 4300 Holdrege.
She also explained that there isn't even token housing
Integration in Lincoln.
Ron Moore, who is quitting school, explained that even
in University dormitories discrimination is evident. Ne
groes are spread throughout the dorms, he said, but al
most invariably, have another Negro for a roommate.
According to Moore, someone figures Negroes have more
in common, which they probably do. They are usually
out-of-state students, most are athletes, and of course
they have the same color skin.
In the social aspect people go out of their way to
speak, some even to be friends. But the Negro doesn't
appreciate "patronization" or people who carry a "white
man's burden," Moore said.
Anyway, he continued, there are no soul-searching
Joe Wills, architecture, lives at 1029 R Street. Wills
said he was turned down several times until Student Serv
ices helped him. Then he found housing at his current
address. According to Wills, the house there is managed
by the First National Bank of Lincoln and rents to a
certain percentage of white, Negro and foreign students.
Edwin Hansen of the First National Bank said that
the bank did manage the property, but that there was
no set percentage of different races that the property
was to be rented to. But, he added, they did like to keep
a certain degree of difference in the building.
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TOP SCHOLARS REVEALED
Three Students Have Periect Grades
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Although 9,000 undergrad
uate students were trying to
do it, only three University of
Nebraska students were able
to obtain a perfect grade
(9.000) for 12
h o u r s or
White, a sen
iger, a junior Miss Origler
majoring in pharmacy and
Michael Miller, a sophomore
in Teachers College.
Rounding out the top 15 schol
Lars last semester, all earning
grades between 8.765 and 8.929
Fred Leistritz, a fresh
man majoring in agricultural
Joann Strateman, a jun
ior majoring in German and
Linda Larson, a senior
majoring in psychology.
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Judith Woodward, a Feb
ruary graduate with "high
distinction in education
Leroy Baker, a senior
majoring in civil engineering.
Joan Jones, a junior ma
joring in English.
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istry. Carl n
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freshman majoring in history,
Robert Stinmeier, a Junior
majoring in chemistry.
Dale Hanson, a senior
majoring in mechanized ag
riculture. Kenneth Cada, a fresh
man majoring in chemistry.
Another 221 students were
able to earn an 8.00 or higher
for semester grades. They
Donald Honaker, Wllm Knigar Car
roll. Alan Hard. A oral Sptver. Ttiaron
Carl mo .Roger Smith, Lore Bondtrtno,
Walter Busman, John Newton. Jam
Johnaoo. Raymond Kalton. KatMc nltob-
artaon. John Coaler, Arlo Dornhoff, Phil-
up Board man, uoyd Cooper, Jamil nam
mow, Patrick Kaflr, ttueaa Unthank,
Douglag Xratrela, Gone Sorenam John
Roaeoovg. David Kroha. Donald Phil.
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Nadene Gamder, Jrlfrey Ledco ,liane
Armor, Janet Hayward. Gary Lareon, Or
rln Oeterholm. Barry Kort. iJiura Lake.
Gerald Marquart, Jamea Chromy, Janice
Armatrong, Stephen Bergquiat, Sharyn
John Goedekcn, Nell Welleneteln, Jamea
Unn, Donald Moaea. Richard EllloU,
Richard Vogt, Gary Bargen. Gary Deata
man, Erma Wlmerer, Sam Kamuelton,
Norman Roeenberg, Gaylord Nordlne, Ju
liet IHmpaon, Roger Gogvlne, Stephen
Bronn, Kuoadl Fuller, Ertcka Barton,
Janet Wataon, Rtueail Hahn. Robert
Brtghtfelt, Larry Logeman. John Rebena
dorf, Brian SoireC, Robert Anderaon,
France Murdock, Linda Maran, rnomua
Laraen. Nancy Fortney, Ronald Hwpod
ka, Mark Beech, Marylynne Davla, Rich
ard Denton, Alan Porter, Kent Beachler,
CeorglanM Koileek, Marvin Voat.
Charted Bloyd, Lyman Jameg, (Mly
Schneider, Karen Woodward, Harold
Goraa, Robert Maimer, Thorn ea Halllnan,
Allan Harm. Kaye Keraembrnck, Loin
lean Drake, Robert Koelcky, Rath Warn
ing, Gary Wahlgren, Karen Johneon,
Claud Faulkner, Frank Surber, Samuel
Moeoaner, Faul No, Willi amfttruyk,
Loulae rail, Burton Thonuen, Cart Col
eon. Linda Launer, Michael Wyll. Carol
Phelpa, Richard Smith, Carol Klein,
Jamea Maxwell, David Shoemaker, Mary
Height, Victoria Dowllng, Robert Gntch
r, Donald Hanway, Jr., Kay Michel,
feld. Chart Smith, Dlann Wendell.
Steven Nelaon, Frederick Kaiama, Ter
ry Voat, Aniioi Mnhnarn. Gary Klu
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Bill PoU. Harriett Hunker, Geotfrey
Crooka, Rcaeann Sheet., Joan Skinner,
Roger aVhwabeuer, Larry Keep. Chiia
Una Perrln, Charlea Roberta, Honald Pri
or, Linda Mile. Shirley Carroll, Mary
Scnmltt, Peggy Prien, Jtidity Boehmer,
Judlty Young, Judlty Henaley, Merna
Johnaoa, Roger Kennedy, Konald Klein,
Man Mccall, Jr., llaylcn Meyer, Jun
to WoeUle. William Bigg. Merlin Par.
de, Jane Bredenberg, Randall Heckman,
i-eia Kannedy, Mary Kakow, J arm Mogerg,
Andrew Tauhe. Jtalltv Flack, ftanle
Schepera, Congrav Callaway, Romllnd
Mohnaen. Leonard Wulf, Robert Mile.
Steven Kne, Michael Lemon, Ruth Wolf
meyer, Naomi Bevana, Patricia Brown,
Stewhen Davla. Allen Otte, Karen Hanks,
David WUheirn, Ruth Cheanut, Nancy
noimouut, liar yFlck, Joan McGuIr,
William Ehrbw, Richard Klger, Jr., Bet.
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Kenneth Anderaon. Ann Brandenburg, WUV
(lam Hum, Mora Morrla, Kay Quam,
iJtwreno Rice, Carl Tortora, Pat staa
ka, WUUam Hanamlr, Robert Kapuatk.
Theodora Suhr, Demi Sullivan, Jame
Haven port. Stuart Kmbary, Mary roach,
Krerett Madaon, Michael Silverman, Ar
thur Stock. Mellnda Nelaon. Carol Pow
ell, Delra Baermann, Linda Lurking,
Mary Schuldt, Loretta Tuhbs, John
Hrrmanann.llougla Lowe, Merlin Rem
menaa, William Johnaon, Lea Mxrhll,
Perry Moor. JeaneU eCouial. Donald
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He said that there were three white families in tin
building which has nine apartments. The rest are Negroes
or foreign students. It is openly rented to whomever eaa
Hansen added that they have never drawn the line
as to color with that property. But, he told of one pros
pective renter who turned down an opportunity to rent
there because, as he told the caretaker of the building, he
thought he would be kind of "outnumbered" by the Ne
groes and foreign students.
Joan Adams, a freshman, said that she didn't re
quest a Negro girl for a roommate in the girls dorm,
neither did her roommate, but they got them. She said
she didn't know if it was done that way on purpose.
One girl, according to Miss Adams, requested a white
girl for a roommate because of a long-standing high
school friendship. The same situation prevails in the girls'
dorm that does in the boys' dorm Negro girls are
spread out around the dorm, but are roomed together.
Some of the girls did request a Negro roommate, Miss
Kappa Alpha Psi (KAP), a Negro fraternity, renewed
its charter at the University last semester. Even some of
the problems here are complex.
Mrs. Harp said her husband was interested in KAP;
he is an alum. She explained that if KAP does grow
strong and take all University Negroes in, the other fra
ternities will not integrate, and some white boys might
A sophomore Negro athlete said that KAP would ac
cept a white boy. He also thinks that mixed roommates,
in the dorms, at this time, would be beneficial. It is not
too early for that, he said.
Of course, it should be voluntary, he added, and even
right now, though there are one or two mixed roommates,
Negroes are almost always roomed together.
Chuck Tulliss, resident adviser at Selleck Quadrangle,
said there is no real policy on making room assignments
with regard to race.
People are roomed together on the basis of major
field of study or major interests. Many of the Negroes
in Selleck are athletes and want to be roomed together,
Last year, he continued, Selleck had a few rooms with
mixed roommates, but within a "week or so the Negro
and white boys both had come to him requesting room
changes so as to live with students of their own race.
Most of these complaints come from white students,
Tulloss said, and oftentimes these changes are affected
at the request of their parents.
If students request a roommate of a different race,
however, their request is granted unqualified, Tulloss said.
Selleck has one mixed room now, he said, and Cather
Hall has several.
Gene Young, a senior, explained the student housing
situation off campus this way: here the Negro faces con
servatism at every step, not in the political sense, but
in the sense that people just want things to stay the way
they are. The Negro is a progressive individual today,
The general excuse encountered, he said, is reasoned
this way, "We've never had a Negro here, why should
we start now. You're good people, you don't lie and you
don't steal, but we just can't have you here." And that
was the consensus of the replies to the ten phone calls
listed above that they just couldn't have a Negro there.
Ron Moore sums it up cynically but with some truth
this way, "A lot of off-campus housing is shabby. So,
you ask a guy for a place to live and its shabby, and he
says, in effect, you're not good enough for it. Well, that's
fine. But, maybe you thought you were doing him a
favor by asking for it."
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particular situation, contact:
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