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Thursday, Feb. 24, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 81, No. 69
For Student Elections . . .
Democratic Process Required
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
A resolution requiring all
student organizations to "pro
vide for a democratic elec
tion process to any elective
office or position" was passed
by Student Senate, Wednes
day. The resolution also provides
that student organizations
must have their constitutions
ratified by a vote of t h e
members or those governed
and that organizations must
provide for recall, initiative
and referendum.
It states that members of,
or those governed by, student
organizations have the right
of appeal to the ASUN Stu
dent Court in matters of the
constitutionality of legislation
or acts passed by the organ
ization. The regulations will take
effect by Nov. 1, 1966.
Resolution Tabled
The senators tabled a sec
ond resolution regulating pro
cedure for approval of amend
ments and new constitutions
of existing student organiza
tions. Sen. Andy Taube moved for
the tabling because the regu
lations provided that the Sen
ate would approve a consti
tution based on its content and
clarity. Taube contended that
the Senate will be dealing
AWS Battle
The struggle between
ASUN and AWS over t h e
AWS constitution was primar
ily a struggle between per
sonalities, according to Mrs.
Kathy (Weber) Frank, AWS
Board member and ASUN
"It was mainly a personal
struggle," she added. "T w o
of us on AWS know that
there were some omissions
from our revised constitutions
and were planning on making
some changes after it was
She explained that the con
stitution was for the AWS
Board and not for the wom
en students and that plans
for having elections in the fu
ture included holding a pri
mary to choose the candi
dates for the Board instead
of interviews as has been
done in the past.
The revisions for this year
included a different method
IFC To Regulate
Unpaid Housebills
By Randy Irey
Junior Staff Writer
Interfraternity Council (IFC
Wednesday night passed a
motion concerning the regula
tion of unpaid fraternity
This motion said that each
fraternity should be informed
about the amount of unpaid
housebills it can have at the
end of the month.
Furthermore if a fraternity
has more unpaid housebills
than it should at the end of
the month, it must show by
the 20th of the following month
that this unlawful amount of
receivables has been reduced
to 75 per cent of the allowed
75 Per Cent
IFC promised to work out
a policy concerning the third
part of the original motion
which dealt with the prospect
of a fraternity failing to meet
the 75 per cent rule.
In reference to failing to
meet the 75 per cent, Dick
Scott, from the Office of Stu
dent Affairs, explained that
the IFC would have the right
to first action. If they did not
act, he said, his office would.
Most likely, social probation
of an undetermined period
period would be the penalty.
These motions were passed
at a joint meeting for frater
nity presidents and treasurers
at the Nebraska Center.
Ray Dean, representing the
Interfraternity Board, com
posed of Greek alumni, made
these housebill proposals to
the IFC.
Allowable month-end receiv
with the matter of content
next week, so the resolution
was premature.
Discussing the requirements
passed governing election pro
cedures within organizations,
Sen. Kelley Baker asked, "In
effect, this would do away
with AWS slatings wouldn't
ASUN President Kent Neu
meister said that a slating
system could still be used but
that such a procedure would
not "preclude" the possibil
ity that a student could put
his name on the ballot with
out being slated by any offi
cial committee, if he needs
the organization's eligibility
requirements for the office.
"We are not trying to
abridge an organization's
rights; we just want to set
up a general provision," Neu
meister said. "I think it's a
very fair resolution. The pro
visions we passed were fun
damental to any representa
tive or democratic constitu
tion for student organizations,
he said.
Sen. Bob Samuelson ques
tioned whether the Innocents
Society and Mortar Board
fell under the designation of
students organizations, and
asked if their constitutions
would be legal under the new
regulations. Larry Frolik,
of representation, she added,
and s"o AWS thought the re
vised constitution should be
approved by Student Senate
until other arrangements
could be made.
"The constitution was ap
proved in form and clarity
by the constitution commit
tee," she said, "but it was
contents that were ques
tioned." A meeting between repre
sentatives of ASUN and AWS
was held Monday night, she
continued, and originally
ASUN wanted to approve the
constitution under the provi
sion that AWS would hold a
constitutional convention dur.
ing second semester.
"We didn't think ASUN had
the constitutional power to
make this a requirement and
as it turned out we were
right," she said. "As things
stand now, we recognize the
problem and are sure it can
be worked out."
ables (or housebills due) were
defined to be "the amount
that will not exceed $400 for
any chapter; provided that
the chapter's projected reve
nue is less than $4,000 per
If the per month revenue
is more than $4,000 than al
lowable receivables (or house
bills due) shall be approxi
mately 10 percent.
In other action at the meet
ing Taylor Withrow moved
that the IFC by-laws be
amended to read "That no
fraternity shall contact a
rushee from the midnight on
the last day of rush week
until the following Friday
noon, and no fraternity shall
pledge a rushee until the fol
loing Saturday noon."
The by-laws presently read
that men must wait thirty day
before pledging if they fail to
go through Rush Week, fail
to pledge by the end of the
week, break a pledge, or vio
late rules of Rush Week. Ther
was no discussion and action
will be taken next week.
Stuart Forbes proposed
that the by-laws also be
amended to allow a fraternity
two scholastic waivers per se
mester. This would permit the
pledging of two men a semes
ter who either were not in the
upper half of their class, if
that basis applies, or did not
make a 2.0 average in the
University. Again there was
no discussion and action was
slated for next week.
Both proposals require a
two-thirds majority for p a s-sage.
ASUN vice president, said that
question would have to be de
cided by ASUN Court.
School Exchange
The Senate also passed a
resolution calling for a stu
dent exchange program, spon
sored by ASUN, between the
University and a predomi
nantly Negro school, Stillman
College, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The resolution was pre
sented by the University
YWCA. The ASUN committee
on civil rights will have jur
isdiction of the project, with
YWCA assisting.
YWCA president Linda
Cleveland explained that the
program will be established
on a semester basis. At least
two students from the Uni
versity and two from Still
man, a liberal arts College
with an enrollment of 600,
would participate in an ex
change. The first exchange
would take place next fall.
Miss Cleveland said that it
is hoped the project will be
an "ongoing one so that a
number will go each semes
ter." The program would be
open to interested students in
good standing at the Univer
sity. She said that scholar
ship help would possibly be
available for participants in
the project.
G. Robert Ross, vice-chancellor
and dean of student af
fairs had already approved
the plan, Miss Cleveland said.
She also said that officials at
Stillman have also agreed to
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NATIONWIDE . ". . survey of recent concerns in American photography are pres
ently being displayed as part of the "American Photography The Sixties" exhibit at
Sheldon Art Gallery. The exhibit includes 184 items by 59 photographers from across
the nation.
Seeger To Appear In
The "Father" of America's
folksinging revival, Pete Seeg
er, will appear in a benefit
concert at the new Wesleyan
Auditorium-Fine Arts Building
May 6.
Seeger will be in Lincoln
under the sponsorship of the
University Student Religious
Liberals, the University
Friends of SXCC, the Metho
dist Student Movement of Ne
braska Wesleyan and the Lin
coln Chapter of the NAACP.
Interdorm Committee Elects Chairman
By Nancy Henrickson
Junior Staff Writer
A permanent chairman and
recording secretary for the
interdorm co-ordinating com
mittee were elected by resi
dence hall representatives
Tuesday evening at a meeting
at Abel Hall.
Marv Almy, president of
Selleck Quadrangle, was elect
ed chairman of the group. His
opponents were John Fryar of
Gather Hall and Elaine K a 1
los of Pound Hall.
Joan Spivey, president of
Pound, was elected record
ing secretary. The other nomi
nee for that position was Lar
ry Anderson of Selleck.
In the discussion preceding
the voting, Tom Holeman of
Abel Hall asked whether the
chairman would have the
right to voice his owrn opinions
end enter discussions. It b a d
it. Stillman's student council
may sponsor the program
there, she said.
Dr. Paul Byerly, associate
professor of physics was pre
sented as the new faculty ad
viser to ASUN. He succeeds
Dr. William Pharis. who held
the post for four years. Phar
is was presented an engraved
gavel in recognition of his
Friends In Faculty
In a farewell speech, Phar
is lauded the senators for
their efforts in student gov
ernment and told them, "I'm
well aware of how frustra
ting it is to get anything
through the Faculty Senate,
but more and more you have
an awful lot of friends on
campus among the faculty."
In other business. Sen.
Dave Snyder, a member of
the European Flight com
mittee, reported that 27 peo
ple have signed up for the
summer flight from Chicago
to London.
The minimum number
needed for the flight was 5.
Snyder said the flight will
definitely go and that cost
will be $370 round trip. He
said a previous plan to char
ter a train from Lincoln to
Chicago has been cancelled,
resulting in a Iowt iriee for
the trip: Snyder said the to
tal of $370 will remmn the
same no matter how many
sign up for the flight.
The deadline to sign for the
flight is April 1.
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Seeger has been singing folk
songs for the last quarter cen
tury and is often noted as be
ing a determinging factor in
the growth of the number of
amateur guitarists in the
He has written a book on
playing the five-string banjo,
popular in the last few years.
His years as a folk singer
have included singing h i s
steadfast and often heretical
views in churches, saloons,
been moved at a previous
meeting that officers would be
separate from the representa
tives of fie co-ordinating body
and that they would have no
Don Chamberlain of Cather
said that the chairman should
be a neutral at the head of the
Chairman's Voice
"The chairman mil be the
foundation for keeping the
group's unity and goals,"
stated Keith Olsen, Burr
West's representatives. "W7e
need a competent man for
leadership, one who is inter
ested in getting things accom
plished. We should consider
how that person will react to
criticism and other views, and
we should allow him to ex
press his own views."
A vote was taken and a ma
jority of the representatives
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From Paper To
General Stores
By Toni Victor
Junior Staff Writer
Purchasing, storing and de
livering some 36,000 reams of
paper a year is just one of the
jobs of General Stores, a di-
migrant camps, college cam
pusesanywhere he can find
an audience.
In addition to being a gen
erous patron of singers from
other countries, Seeger has
recorded a large number of
albums of his own, including
"We Shall Overcome," "Peter
Seeger at Carnegie H a 1 1,"
"Songs of Struggle and Pro
test," and "God Biess the
agreed that the chairman
should be able to express his
own views.
Since Almy was elected
chairman, Ted Suhr succeed
ed from alternate representa
tive to represent Selleck in
the co-ordinating body.
Acting as chairman, Almy
informed the group that Ed
ward Bryan, director of hous
ing, will speak at the next
meeting. Almy explained that
Bryan wanted the opinions of
the dorms as a group about
the maid service in the dorms.
Almy suggested that the
group divide into different top
ic areas, such as scholastic,
activities and administrative.
He noted that they had al
ready organized a social
group. He suggested that the
committee devote one meeting
to each of the separate areas
and that each representative
fills requisitions
vision of Special Business Ser
vices, located in the west end
of the Stadium.
"General Stores." stated
manager George Hannan. "is
actually a storeroom of t h e
most used supplies in the Uni
versity." Dealing mainly in office
supplies and office furniture
for the University, General
Stores also handles all custo
dial supplies, maintenance
items and handles incoming
parcel post and freight.
Items such as mops,
brushes, duplicator paper,
paint, lumber and automotive
supplies are all kept on hand
in the giant warehouse to ful
fill requests for requisitions
from every part of the cam
pus. Inventory
According to Hannan. t h e
inventory in the warehouse
amounts at any given time to
as much as $160,000 to $180
000. The total volume for a
year is approximately half a
million dollars or more, Han
nan said.
The warehouse is a massixe
vault of rows of boxes, reams
of paper, shelves ,of pipes,
drawers of nuts and bolts
and yards of cut lumber. It is
located adjacent to the Job
Pool where the actual mainte
nance work is done and
which uses many of the items.
"The Administration is ten
tatively looking for a larger
location for Food Stores, Job
Pool and General Stores."
stated Hannan. He explained
that the warehouse is bulging
at the seams from lack of
The figures on the consump
tion of some of the commonly
stocked items in General
Stores are staggering. Ap
proximately 36,000 packages
of paper towels are used by
the University in one year.
Duplicator paper runs from
to research on his own and
bring back ideas to discuss at
the meeting.
Rules of Dress
Tony Redman of Cather
Hall asked the Selleck repre
sentative if they have any
rules of dress for meals. He
explained that the men in
Cather abide by the rules of
dress except that in the morn
ing, some would rather not
have to get completely dressed
as they do for classes.
"We don't feel it would be
proper to tell the men what
will be acceptable, and we
would like to work out a com
promise," Redman said.
Suhr said the dress rules
at Selleck are definite and are
posted at the caferteria, in
addition to being printed in
the dorm handbook at the be
ginning of the year.
Miss Spiv ey noted that dress
requirements are not deter
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one to two carloads per year,
with 7.200 reams in a carload.
Special Items
However, Hannan said that
75 per cent of his time is tak
en up with the purchasing of
special one-shot items on
requisition. These include
such varied items as fence
posts, adding machines, cash
registers and tractor tires.
General Stores is manned
by 16 employees who work
either in the stockroom or re
ceive and make deliveries of
Richard Bennett, director of
Special Services, said Gener
al Stores-manager Hannan "is
one of the most knowledgeable
people in the educational field,
on office supplies, furniture
and equipment. He is an ex
pert in this field."
Bennett stated that the rou
tine of purchasing and de
livery might seem unimpor
tant to the general public, be
cause it is taken for granted.
But. he said, if someone wants
a particular item and it is
suddenly not available, the
entire system of supply takes
on large dimensions and com
plaints are voiced.
YD's AnuouDce
iVcw Campaign
The Young Democrats have
announced a new program
called '"Campaign Readiness
1966" to provide grassroot
junior parties w orking for 1966
election candidates this sum
mpr. The program will send
Young Democrats from t h e
University into their home
communities this summer to
do door-to-door campaigning
and to set up booths at county
fairs and work for Democratic
Party candaiatcs.
mined by AWS but by the
dorms themselves.
Almy proposed that dress
regulations be considered
discussed at next week's meet
ing and that the coordinating
body make a uniform dress
recommendation mainly as an
information exchange.
JoSm Decker of Cather asked
if anvone was writing to other
universities about interdorm
government. Anderson said
that investigation should be
based on informed sources.
Almy appointed Suhr to pre
sent at the next meeting a
draft of a letter to be tent to
other universities.
Redman proposed that indi
vidual residences halls send
copies of their minutes to oth
er residence halls, but the pro
posal was defeated. Anderson
suggested that instead, they
distribute announcements of
current information.