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Thursday, April 21, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan Vol. 81, No. 96
VOX POPl'LI . . . ASUN senatorial candidates meet to prepare a party platform.
From left to right are Bill Minier, Milan Wall, Suzie Phelps and Tom Rubin.
VP Has Bill Of Rights
Vox Populi's platform will
include a provision for a stu
dent bill of rights, according
to a member of the Vox Populi
platform committee.
He explained that according
to the platform draft composed
Tuesday night that will be pre
sented to members of the
party Thursday, the party
would be advocating continua
tion of ASUN work on the bill
of rights.
Included in the bill of rights
would be provisions for an Administrative-written,
i a t e d progressive conduct
code, free publication of ma
terials without impending cen
sorship unless University
money was involved in the
publication and continued
rights of free speech on any
Among the other items the
platform advocates are free
inter-campus bus service
when required classes make it
necessary to commute, effec
tive relationships developed
and lobbying established in
connection with the state Leg
islature to allow state senators
to know what students want
and the establishment of a
faculty-student commitee to
look into a curriuclum for the
more creative student.
FoUow-up work on the ex
pansion of the Alpha Phi
Omega book exchange, intra
mural facilities and better
lighting are also proposed
planks in the platform.
"There will be other planks
la the platform," the platform
committeeman said. 'These
are just some of the provis
sions that the committee it
self is presenting. No doubt
the other candidates will have
ideas and projects of their
own to present."
One item, lie stressed, that
would be included would be
an advocation of the comple
tion of the Faculty Evaluation
Book and a further investiga
tion of the possibilities of a
course evaluation book as a
"We also want to educate
the student to the necessity
IDCC Won't
Take Sides
I11 Election
The Interdorm Coordinat
ing Committee will not s u p
port any candidates in the
ASUN election April 27.
Marv Almy, IDCC presi
dent, said that the committee
was staying completely Im
partial because it didn't want
to be labelled as a dorm po
litical party.
"Naturally we have encour
aged dorm residents o run
for ASUN positions," he said.
We are doing everything
la our power to encourage a
large turnout of dorm resi
dents to participate is the
election and vote, but we will
not openly endorse a slate of
candidaets," Almy stated.
"I don't envision the inter
dorm council ever being a po
litical party. Most issues in
ASUN are not concerning di
visions among dorms and
there is often as wide a split
within dorms as other groups
on campus.
The interdorm council
choiald be concerned with
matters in the dorms, not in
tercampus and ASUN lobby
ing, Almy added.
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and desirability of such a
book," he added.
According to the committee
member, the plank concerning
the free bus service between
campuses would advocate the
use of such a service only at
the hours directly affecting
the class or classes in ques
tion because of the expense.
The free speech plank, he
added, was simply a measure
to insure the continuance of
the right which "has already
been in effect on campus.
"The keynote of this plat
form is workability," he
stressed. "Through work with
the Administration and on
campus, we realize that this
University is not a Berkeley-
NEW MEMBERS ... of the Campus Freedom Demo
cratic Party discuss the student bill of rights at the
CFDP convention held Wednesday. Left to right are
Ron Pfeifer, Larry Grossman and Liz Aitken.
CFDP Endorses
Six Candidates
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
The Campus Freedom Dem
ocratic Party (CFDP) an
nounced Wednesday that six
more ASUN candidates, in
cluding two incumbent sena
tors, have been endorsed by
the party.
Liz Aitken, and Ron Pfeif
er, senators from Arts and
Sciences, Randy Prier, can
didate for both second vice
president and Arts and Sci
ences senator, and Tom
Booth candidate from Busi
ness Administration have
joined the party.
Al Spangler and Cater
Chamber lee are being backed
as write-in candidates from
the graduate college by CFDP
CFDP presidential candi
date Steve Abbott announced
at a party convention in the
Nebraska Union that Frank
McClanrahan, former vice
presidential candidate from
the party has .withdrawn. He
withdrew because he was
named the new editor of
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The CFDP Student Bill of
Rights has been completed
and will become th eoffitial
party platform.
"This (CFDP) is not just a
bunch of wild-eyed radicals.
The Bill of Rights is not a
new thing, there bas been a
precedent set,' Miss AM en
told the convention.
Miss Aitken continued that
a Bill of Rights had been
formulated during the present
Senate session by a group of
senators which included Kent
Neumeister, ASUN president
and Larry Frolik, ASUN vice
president The document was
type campus. We not only
have to but want to work with
the Administration to serve
the students and that is our
primary aim."
The committeeman noted
that the platform was drafted
by a coalition of candidates
and was still subject to ap
proval by the rest of the
party, but added that the
draft would probably he ac
cepted Thursday.
These planks, he continued,
along with the additions that
would be made Thursday,
would constitute the party's
stand on the issues and would
be available to the campus
"almost immediately upon its
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not presented to the Office of
Student Affairs because of
circumstances, she said.
The bill, Miss Aitken said,
was approved by all the sena
tors on the committee with the
exception of Terry Schaaf and
Kathy Weber Frank. "The
first article" of the ASUN
Bill of Rights, Miss Airken
said, "read exactly the same"
as the first article of t h e
CFDP Student Bill of Rights,
the CFDP platform.
Article I of the bill proposes
that students have the "fin
al power to formulate, legis
late and judical all rules and
regulations" governing student
life outside the classroom.
The article continues that the
rules formulated would be in
?ccord with other established
state and national laws and
"Terry Schaaf is definitely
against the Student Bill of
Rights," Miss Aitken said.
Pfeifer called the "b a s 1 c"
CFDP issue a "clarification
of the essential student posi
tion, his relationship to t h e
law, administration, faculty '
and his student government."
He said the Bill of Rights
Is "not radical" but is a
"practical, rational, desper
ately needed" means of clar
ification of the student's posi
tion. Prier said be became a
CFDP candidate because he
feels the party would be able
to accomplish a goal of stu
dent freedom. "The adminis
tration," he said, "doesn't
trust lis and doesn't give, us
the responsibility we have a
right to."
enate Votes To Change
Campaign Poster
Campaign rules for the
April 27 ASUN election were
modified by Student Senate
A provision stating that
"the type and size of cam
paign posters which may be
used . . . are subject to the
approval of the Student Acti
vities Office" was changed to
give the Activities office the
right to approve the size but
not the type or contents.
According to the motion
proposed by Sen. Kelley Bak
er, the electoral commission
would have the right to re
fuse permission only for a
poster considered "obscene"
and the Student Court would
hear any appeals regarding
the commission's decision.
Baker noted that content
was a concern of the elec
toral commission not the acti
vities office and that even
then a definitive word was
needed to prevent individual
opinion from restricting post
ers that contained carica
tures. Amendment Defeated
An amendment by Sen. Bill
Hansmire to change the word
obscene to inappropriate was
defeated on the grounds that
it was too vague.
Sen. Terry Schaaf noted
that the Senate should seek
the easiest word for the court
to define if the need arose and
obscene was such a word.
"There is less of a basis
for inappropriate than ob
scene and we are trying to
form the basis for a judg
ment," Sen. P a m Wood
The question arose over a
decision by the Student Activi
ties Office not to allow a
particular poster containing a
caricature to be posted on
Zeta Beta Tau fraternity
was unanimously granted ap
proval to recolonize on the
University campus by the In
terfraternity Council Wednes
day night.
The IFC had voted down
ZBT's recolonization request,
supported by the IFC Execu
tive Committee, at the I a s t
"For the start, perhaps for
one semester, perhaps two
semesters, we would be better
off without a fraternity
house," noted Arnold Peter,
son, an alumni representative
of ZBT, at the meeting. "It
puts us in a situation that per
haps is not as favorable, but
better in the long run."
ZNT, a Jewish fraternity,
owns the house that is cur
rently being occupied by Chi
Phi. Objection was voiced at
the last meeting that Chi Phi
would be weakened considera
bly by not having a house dur
ing the next semester, if ZBT
did not renew Chi Phi's lease.
Chi Phi would have to in
crease its present member
ship of S3 to at least 72 men
when it moves into the frater
nity complex in 1957.
Although be said no com.
mitments have been made,
Peterson said ZBT would be
willing to talk w ith Chi P h I
about the matter.
"Without the house we can
concentrate on proper schol
arship and training," Peter
son added.
Concern was also expressed
whether the campus coald
support two Jewish fraterni
ties. Jay Lefko. president of Sig
ma Alpha Mu, the Jewish fra
ternity now on campus, said
that they are operating at full
capacity and will only have
two graduating seniors.
"We are in a good position
right now for ZBT to recolon
ize," be said. "We also feel
perhaps the competition
would help our house."
Peterson said although he
could not guarantee that ZBT
would have undergraduate
members, he knew that the
colony would have very care
ful supervision.
the grounds that the carica
ture was not of the "type"
the office thought appropriate
to the campaign.
In other business the Sen
ate elected Sen. Gary Larsen
to accomany ASUN Presi
dent Kent Neumeister to the
Governor's prayer breakfast.
Roger Doerr, director of
records, announced that the
official copies of all legisla
tion passed by Senate during
the year was available for
reviewing by interested par
ties in the ASUN inner office.
"It is located in the vice
president's desk and we ask
that it is not removed from
the office," he added.
Regional Convention
Other reports presented at
the meeting included a report
by Hansmire regarding a re
gional convention of a nation
al student government affilia
tion attended by an ASUN
delegation during Spring va
cation. He reported that the con
vention was not attended by
enough schools comparable to
the University's size to make
a decision regarding affilia
tion. He added that he recom
mends attending the national
convention in the fall that
would probably have over
100 colleges and universities
in attendance.
Jim DeMars, chairman of
Masters Week, reported that
Masters Week would begin
Monday and listed plans for
the week.
Joan McClymont, chairman
of associates, reported on the
associate program for the
past year and recommended
that associates In the future
to be chosen by colleges.
Electoral Commission
After the meeting, two re
cent decisions by the electoral
commission were released.
The first concerned the use
of campaigning on black
boards. The commission de
cided that because of a lack
of manpower needed to reg
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MISS UNIVERSITY ... finalists are: (sitting from left) Lynda Shannon, Sandra
Luetke, Pattl Van Horne, Cathy Housel. Janice Wiebusb, (standing from left) Diane
Rames, Carol Petty, Susie Millier, Nanci Shook and Susan Deviers.
Miss University Finalists To Compete
Miss University of Nebras
ka of 19G6 will be crowned
Saturday eight at a pagent in
the Nebraska Union Ball
room. The program begins at
8 p.m.
Finalists are Susan Deviere,
Delta Gamma; Carol Fetty,
Zeta Tau Alpha; Cathy Hous
el, Gamma Phi Beta; Sandra
i..iHJ:e, Lote Hall; Susie MiH
er. Pi Beta Phi; Diane
Rames, Delta Delta Delta;
Linda Shannon. Heppuer Hall;
Nand Shook, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Pattf Van Horne,
Kappa Alpha Thcla; and Jan.
ice W i e b a s h. Gamma Pbi
ulate such campaigning, there
was to be no use of black
boards for campaigning, ac
cording to Carol Bischoff,
electoral director.
The question arose after
the decision on posters when
it was pointed out that one
group of candidates was us
ing the blackboards in one de
partment extensively for cam
paign purposes.
Land Grant Schools
May Lose U.S. Aid
Sixty-eight universities and
colleges in t h e nation, Ne
braska included, stand to lose
a combined total of around
$22,450,000 in federal appro
priations if one federal bud
get cut is approved.
The University will be out
$183,546 used in the colleges of
agriculture, home economics,
arts and sciences, architec
ture and engineering, if funds
for the program of the Morrill-Nelson
Act of 1890 are
cut back.
The money, according to
Joseph Soshnik, vice chancel
lor for business and finance,
is used along with regular
state appropriations to sup
port the basic instructional
programs of the University.
If the budget cut is approved,
Soshnik said, the University
will still receive S50.000 under
the program, however.
Representatives of the Na
tional Association of Univer
sitites and Land Grant Col
leges testified before the
House Committee on Appro
priations for the Department
of Labor and Health. Educa
tion and Welfare in March
asking that the funds not be
Unanimous Support
The association represents
all 63 of the land grant insti
tutions in the nation and 25
additional schools. The state
Masses Housel. Shannon,
Luetke, Van Home, Rames
and Fetty will represent their
living units in the contest.
The other contestants and
the groups they reprewnt
are: Mass Wiebu&b. Kappa
Sigma: Miss Deviere. Sigma
Chi; Miss Shook, Piper Hall;
and Miss Miller, Sigma P h i
A parade featuring the ten
finalists and Joanne Renier,
laat year's Miss University,
will be held Friday at 3;30.
The parade will begin in front
the Union, proceed east on
Vine St. go south on 361h St.,
and end behind the Union. The
The other decision con
cerned the placemett of post
ers in buildings.
Miss Bischoff reminded
candidates that posters are to
be placed only on bulletin
boards and "other places
where public notices can be
"This does not include
freshly painted walls," she
ment before the committee
was supported by all 93 mem
bers. The association contended
that elimination of the money
"would impair both research
and instruction." Funds for
teaching, thev noted, would be
reduced by $11,950,000 in all
the states. The schools would
then 'be left "with only the
permanent appropriation of
S50.000 per state authorized by
the original Morrill Act of
1890 as amended in 1907."
"To eliminate a program
widely recognized as a model
of federal aid to education dis
turbs the heads of many
other public and private col
leges and universities, who, in
fact, advocate expanding the
programs to other types of
institutions," the association
statement continued.
The statement also took
note of the war in Viet Nam
and the need for extra expen
ditures in that area. "But we
would also mention that the
land grant system itself was
provided for in the Civil War,
supported during World War I
and survived World War II."
Affects Many
'"Nationally, the executive
committee of the association
has estimated that the funds
reduction for instruction rep-
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pep band will provide music.
The program is sponsored
by the Union Hospitality Com
mittee. Matters of ceremon
ies for the pageant wis b
Dick Perry and Bill Wood of
radio station KFOR.
The program consists of tal
ent presentation, bathing suit
competition, and formal com
petition. At the end of the eve
ning, the new Miss University
will be crowned by Miss Rein
er. The winner will represent
the University in the Miss
Nebraska contest this sum
mer. There is no admission for
the program.