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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1966)
Jo Stohlman, editor
The ASUN presidential candidates
have given their platforms and debated.
The issues, if not entirely clear, have at
least been expressed.
(We direct your attention to two arti
cles today in particular one on the can
didates' platforms and ideas, one on the
Hyde Park debate.)
From this, we see some over
lapping and some agreement, as is
usual. And we see some lines of dis
tinction, which helps a little.
i"he key issue, apparently, is the can
didates' stand on the proposed Bill of
Rights to the ASUN constitution. Here,
we will attempt to clarify the distinction
between these points of view on the Rights
The Rights Bill is the major platform
of presidential candidate Steve Abbott.
He believes that shared responsibility
must be based upon shared authority. His
party, the Campus Freedom Democratic
Party, has written 16 articles to their
Bill. We hope all students will familiarize
themselves with this bill if they plan to
Terry Schaaf apparently favors stu
dents having such rights, if the students
so desire. However, the main point of
- disagreement between Schaaf and Abbott
lies in how the students, or ASUN, should
go about getting administration approval.
Abbott desires to take the Bill, af
ter Senate has passed it, directly to
administration, with the threat of' dis
solving Senate or having senators re
sign en masse if administration does
not okay it.
Schaaf believes that this should be
the third step the first two being deter
mination of exactly what administration
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
Yea-big Denver, ideal
city of the golden west.
Wide boulevards, grassy
malls, trees, hamburger
drive in, beer if you're 18.
Denver has it the whole
bit. It's almost the Ameri
can ideal of the leisurely,
beautiful b'fe in the land of
Denver also has a four
block long scar on its face
known as Skid Row, where
45 of the 2,000 bums liv
ing in the flea bag hotels
, on the street have been
there more than 10 years.
And Denver has slums,
too. Not the sprawling, dir
ty tenement kind you find
; By WAYNE KREUSCHER
Three topics senior hon
oraries, ASUN positions and
Even if they don't concern
a large per cent of the
school's population right
now, the small group who
are worrying about them
make up for the others.
The paper has been filled
with news lately. Every club
and organization seems to
be planning an event or spe
Speakers are on the cam
pus every day addressing
one group or another. Films
are being shown by at least
half a dozen organizations.
Masters Week will soon
be starting. The senior con
vocation is featuring a Dan
ish prime minister. A John
Bircher will be speaking in
the Union and a civil rights
leader will be at Wesleyan.
A Miss University of Ne
braska pageant and parade
will be featured, real politi
cal party candidates are us
ing the school's podiums to
air their views, Builders is
trying to make something
out of Foundation Week and
a new type of dance will
They're planning a picnic
on East Campus and an
other group is planning an
afternoon of ridiculous
games to feature spring.
What's more, finals aren't
far away. The tests are
more Important now and the
last days of registration and
signing up for the draft are
The callous is of acti
The ASUN Issues
in New York or Chicago,
but the poverty of the slum
dwellers is about the same.
They just have welfare
housing. Tiny apartments
with concrete floors and
I spent five days last
week living in Denver's
slum, the Five Points area.
I was working on a YWCA
voter registration project
with 11 other college stu
dents. Our real purpose was not
to register voters, though.
We were there to find out
as much about the Five
Points area and its rela
tionship to Denver as we
could. We were also there
to communicate with peo
ple. vity as the year comes to
an end. The paper has no
trouble finding news but if
the so - called non - senior
campus leaders are truth
ful, they mostly could care
The hourless calls at
night with a confidant or
mate, the sleepless eyes and
tension-drawn faces are not
caused by the rash of acti
vities. The hopeless looks on peo
ple's faces, the feelings of
giving up and expressions
of self pity and failure are
not caused by worrying
about a grade, near finals
or even the draft.
A University campus in
spring is a lonely time for
that small group of people
who somehow were blessed
with the disease of ambition
and who need .success and
importance like other peo
ple need food and sleep.
(Just S'JghlJy Korrect)
The student senate elec
ted a junior to attend the
Governor's Prayer Break
fast. Naturally this was done
only after due consideration
of his qualifications.
Roger Doerr and Andy
Taube have been appointed
to work together on plan
ning the ASUN picnic. Hope
they can agree on whether
there should be hot dogs or
Are blackboards posters?
Only the Electorial Com
mission kcews for sure.
Friday, April 22, 1966
policies and rules are, outlining those
which students object to and why and
then seeking approval. Schaaf believes the
demand can come after the refusal.
Dave Snyder believes also in the need
for such student rights. However, he feels
that responsibility must be shown first
through committee work of ASUN and a
much closer link with the Legislature. Af
ter student responsibility is no longer in
question, Snyder believes student rights'
recommendations will be respected.
Schaaf and Snyder have also dwelt
to a greater extent than Abbott on tra
ditional areas of work of student govern
ment such as communication between or
ganizations and ASUN, and other projects
already discussed or begun by the pre
sent ASUN. Abbott has suggested a new
college of independent scholarship, for stu
dents of creativity and imagination.
We feel that students must ex
amine carefully, as we are doing, to
decide what stand, particularly on the
Bill of Rights, is the best. They should
also keep in mind these questions posed
by the candidates:
Is Snyder and Schaaf's approach to
student government an ineffective, piece
meal one as Abbott asserts?
Is demanding rights before responsi
bility is further shown putting the cart
before the horse, as Snyder asserts?
Can Abbott have a genuine interest
in ASUN when he has attended only one
meeting this year, as Schaaf asserts?
We feel these, among many more,
are pertinent questions. We will give
and explain our endorsements Mon
day. Jo Stohlman
We had no city officials
visit us and give long, ex
haustive speeches covering
the city's problems, we
pounded the pavements
with a city map in one hand
and knocked on office doors.
And we talked to the
people living in Five Points.
I spent one afternoon on
Skid Row. There I watched
a man beat his "woman" in
the streets while 60 people
looked on without lifting a
hand to help. I wouldn't
have, it was a suicidal sit
uation. Before I left Denver, I
had decided that the city
itself, the core, is one large
ghetto. Few people came
to the downtown business
area to shop. Why would
they it was a 10 minute
walk from the heart of Den
ver's "Wall Street" to the
worst slums in the city.
There are even grades
of ghettos, the lower class
minority groups live in the
worst housing areas, mid
dle class live in another and
there is an upper class
But they are all ghettos.
The whites panicked and
moved out as Negroes and
Spanish Americans moved
into the neighborhoods. Ex
odus to the suburbs is the
rule of thumb.
Yea Denver is great.
The place to go, if you
want a good time. (And
your skin is the right col
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Here it is, readers we are printing
this for the sole purpose of preparing you
with the necessary equipment for the An
nual Spring Rites, otherwise, and more
commonly known as woodsies.
For those of you who do not know
what a woodsie is it is a sort of a
glorified singfest. You sit around a
campfire (that you learned how to
build in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts) and
sing favorite songs and play favorite
games. (Any relationship between this
and a real woodsie is purely coinciden
tal.) Now explaining the equipment. Num
ber One is tennis shoes "pasteurized."
Number Two is stay-press levis, prefer
ably stain-proof. Number Three is a blan
ketor a sleeping bag for colder weath
er. Number Four is a hatchet, no expla
nation needs to be given. (But probably for
hacking mosquitoes.) Number five is a fly
swatter. (For swatting flies.) Number Six
is a guitar, or banjo if you're so inclined.
Number Seven is a gray sweat
shirt pink is out. Number Eight is
cigarettes or Tiparellos, if you're
a lady. Number Nine is matches, usu
ally necessary with Number Eight.
Number Ten is a song book, usually
not neccessary, but we thought we'd
throw it in.
Number 11 is a water-proof drinking
hat. Potato chips is Number 12. Number
g Another Viewpoint-
Multiversity Smoke Screen
By Paul Talmey
As the University ex
pands in all directions, it
becomes more and more
difficult for a mere student
to determine the subtle im
plications of any particular
decree made by the Uni
versity faculty or admini
stration. Some members of the
hierarchy are undoubtedly
using the complexity of the
Multiversity as a spoke
screen to hide their person
al or politically motivated
actions, but these are rela
tively few, and exist in any
community. In the end they
almost always get caught.
Yet there is another
group of individuals who
use the diversity of the ac
ademic structure to ob
scure their responsibility.
By doing so, they are able
to remove any check on
This is most commonly
known as passing the buck
a practice all too preva
lent. Any student who wishes
to find out the rationale
behind a particular ruling
is first told "Ours is not
to question why, ours but
to . . ." If that does not
scare him or her away, he
is then told to go see some
one else, who in turn tells
him that the ruling was at
the request of a committee
has completely changed
which no longer exists or
no longer has the same
Here the quest ends, and
another student has been
given the runaround.
One other method of get
ting rid of curious students
is to say, "it's a Regent's
ruling," which when trans
lated means "that's the
way it was when I came
here and that's the way it
will be when I'm gon r
But, so much for stu
dentsthey're only around
for, at most, four years.
What about with fellow ad
ministrators and faculty?
WTho is the first to run up
to the boss and say "see
what I have done," when
really it was the idea of
some poor subordinate?
The answer is the same
person, who when queried
about a failure in his de
partment, says, "that's not
The question is not en
tirely how these individu
als minimize their respon
sibility, but why are they
so prevalent at universi
ties? Though the solution
is by no means a simple
one, the most probable rea
son that such types abound
on campuses across the na
tion, is that these are about
the only ones that can sur
vive. In recent times the "life
More Letters . . . y
Man Worthless Candidates
I laugh when I see some of the people who are run
ning for student senate.
Here our student government really has the chance
to become something this year and among the 111 candi
dates are many worthlesss, stupid people who know noth
ing about the school.
For instance there are the little silly girls, the boys
who are only two steps away from the draft and the simple
activity hounds who only want another status symbol.
Miss Itkin's stories on the candidates are long and
not the easiest or most enjoyable things to read, al
though well done, as Is all her work.
But I hope people have taken the time to read them
so they can tell the phonies (this includes none of the
executive candidates) who have no idea about what stu
dent government is as compared with the others.
Compare student government leaders now such as
Kent Neumeister and Larry Fwrolik to some of the ridicu
lous people who are runnning and you will see what I
13 is ketchup, or, if you'd rather, or your
date'd rather, Number 14 is mustard.
Number 15 is hot dog buns, while Num
ber 16 is hot dogs. Number 17 is marsh
mallows, 18 is pretzels, and 19 is insect
repellant. (The last three are not all to
be eaten, however.)
Number 20 is flint and steel, and 21
is a compass (lift it from your car's
dash if you have to.) Number 22 is a
goodie, especially for your date. It's
a flashlight, with or without optional
red emergency flasher.
Number 23 is a map (but not to bur
ied treasure), Number 24 is beer. Don't
forget Number 25, a sundial, to get your
date home on time.
Number 26 is for the In a mug. And
27 is a canteen, but for washing only.
Number 28 is a pocket knife (to be placed
in your pocket. Number 29 is wire cut
ters, in case there are any wires you de
sire to cut. Number 30 is a dorm key, for
senior girls only.
Dates are optional. They are op
tional at extra cost: chaperones, fac
ulty sponsors, campus cops, and a riot
(In case you were wondering, the
Woodsie Equipment Schedule was de
signed and planned by Cartoonist Wayne
Moles who, we hear, should know about
Opps, who forgot the opener? Sorry
expectancy" of university
presidents has shrunk to a
figure of somewhat less
than three years. And sec
ond echelon administrators
often last for even shorter
Another part of the prob
lem is that because the
University has grown be
yond previously imagined
bounds, the officials that
run the "great machine"
are so removed from the
students that they forget
that they are dealing with
human beings. The rule
book and precedent take
the place of subjective
One should not be too
hard on these individuals:
perhaps they are Just
shackled with an antiquat
ed system. And after all,
who would want to be a
university president or vice
president, as the case may
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I OPINION I
Proposed Party Platform
Here is the proposed platform for a new political par
tv we are thinking of founding: Campus Freedom Revo,
lutionary Party sponsored by Students for a Revolutionary
Society (SRS.) , , . . . .
1 Faculty: a.) The faculty is competent only to make
classroom rules and teach courses, b.) There will be no
rules concerning class attendance, c) The students will
make all decisions concerning the teaching of courses
d ) Therefore, it is obvious that the faculty is not compe
tent for anything and will be abolished.
2 Administration: a.) The Administration is not com
petent to do anything but handle the fiscal affairs of the
University, b.) Three consecutive inadequate budgets have
demonstrated the Administration to be not competent to
handle fiscal affairs, c.) Therefore, the Administration
will be abolished.
3. The State of Nebraska: a.) The state allows stu
dents' to use its property and buildings. It supplies millions
of dollars to the budget, b.) But this aid has strings at
tached. The people think they can elect representatives
to exert authority over the students, c.) Therefore, we will
reject this economic imperialism and move off state pro
pertv and refuse state money.
4. Knowledge: a.) Without a faculty or a campus, we
will not be able to gain much knowledge, b.) However, a
University is not a mere knowledge factory but a place
to solve all problems arising from human need, c.) We
will demonstrate against our government, and thus solve
all human problems, d.) Therefore, our platform is radi
cal but it is not pie-in-the-sky.
Mr. Chiefmonk (editor of "Block Lettering")
Greek System and Negroes
In reference to your note in response to Mr. Powell's
curiosity concerning Negroes in the Greek system at this
University, the reply can be more fully appreciated if you
would spell out what Miss Girard and Mr. Larsen mean
by " . . . grades, etc., that are necessary to go .through"
As regards the Negro fellow who went through Rush
Week, I would like to know which house tried to locate
him after the rush process and for what reasons. Did the
house intend to initiate him if he did meet the "require
ments of grades, etc.?" I trust that it might have had
sincere intentions provided that the "etc." does not carry
biological or ethnic implications.
I am also curious to find out what "other countries"
were these sorority girls from to which Miss Girard has
made reference. Were they Indian, Asian, Afro or what?
Or were they from "other countries" that are 99 Cau
casian? More specifically, were they Caucasian? If so,
then Mr. Powell has been grossly misled.
There is a slow but determined change being made
in the college fraternity system. Several Negroes are be
ing considered as pledges in some of the old line white
fraternities which previously had constitutional member
ship limitations. The most delinquent change may hava
been that which is taking place here had it not been for
the Board of Regents reaffirming its positive position in
sisting that "selection of students for membership in stu
dent organizations at the University of Nebraska be based
on criteria which will not include race or color." Many
of us remember the fuss created by certain local, chap
ters concerning this issue. These are our times (sigh!). -
There is much room for improvement in the frater
nity system on this campus and I may be somewhat opti
mistic, to say the least, that there is no doubt in my
mind that the local chapters will meet the challenge.
The one thing that I am certain of is that the Eta
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi on this campus, with a ten
tative membership of 34 (17 actives and 17 pledges) is
now better equipped to weather the storm. This is the
largest enrollment we have ever known at any one time
and we intend to meet the challenge.
College social fraternities everywhere are facing a
crisis. It was a year ago that the Regents made its de
termination. Have local fraternity and sorority officials
been afraid of this as the beginning of the end? There is
nothing in color that shows they are keeping pace with
the times. The pot may come to a boil again.
Langston (Trey) Coleman
Kappa Alpha Psi, vice president
Editor's Note (in hopes this will clarify somewhat):
The phrase, "grades, etc., that are necessary to go
through" referred to requirements of ALL who wish to
go through rush, which is the high school class ranking
in the upper one half. In addition, Panhellenic requires
for a girl to go through Rush Week that she receive a
recommendation from at least one sorority's alumni mem
ber. This, we feel, is the stumbling block for a Negro
girl to go through Rush Week here.
According to Larsen, the Negro boy who went through
in 1962 "was an NAACP plant" and had no intention to
attend schol here. It is unknown whether the house in
tended to initiate him.
The girls from "other countries" included Turkey and
Switzerland, and we would presume that a majority (al
though we do not know the per cent) of these girls from
other countries were Caucasian.
Voice of the 12,000
Many of us feel that this year's senatorial campaign
has reached a new low, especially within the executive
races. As an example, today at Hyde Park, many of the
executive candidates began avoiding the real questions and
talking about issues and platform planks and policies.
Certa.n minority students have prevented the tearing
down, marking up, and other uses of posters in order to
let more people know who the candidates are. Certain
parties have been attempting to present concrete ideas
and platforms to the students and are confusing the cam
pus with issues. We feel that it is our duty to prevent this
unfair type of representation from succeeding.
Thereiore, we have organized a non-political party to
represent what we feel is the opinion of the majority stu
dents. We were going to title our party the Apathy Party,
but we feel that this title has received a lot of bad press
fore4Uwe are calling party VOX MMMMMMM
MMMMM or the Voice of the 12 000
Every student who didn't vote last year in the Senate
elections is automatically a member of the party. We
hold no meetings and anyone found attending will imme
diately be expelled. The only requirement is that those
ESf ap?en 10 be going through the union or
dates " y f the elections vote fr our candi-
npvt 5? m6 ,eafy t0 vote for- Jus check the space
an? ffii eJ ?hHe- Tne electoral commission will try
hnfrinilMhat J131 sPace ls for write-in candidates,
p'7'le them fool you, it's really for our candidates.
i? L h ? cannot vote because they're sleePing
anrf nromf tMSnt vote wiU be excused from voting
and promoted at the next meeting
Wa (aaI u: .11
trp t 7fh. i Jr. De the best way 10 represent the ln
liste? LS" StUdf ntS' So just member, don't look, don't
Stf;fdLq"est.,.on' d0"' 't.v.ud by issues, but
most of all, don't vote.
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