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I CAMPUS I
I OPINION I
Jo Stohlman, editor
Mike Kirkman, business manager
Monday, April 25, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan endorses Terry
Schaaf for president of ASUN.
As we said in Friday's editorial, we
feel that the most important issue in this
year's election revolves around ttie pro
posed Bill of Rights. We feel strongly
that the Bill of Rights must be passed
not only by sudents but also by the Ad
ministraion. The Rights Bill has been the ma
jor part of Steve Abbott's platform.
He was the candidate who brought the
idea to (he campaign, who firmly de
However, we question his method of
securing passage of the Rights Bill. He
maintains that he has researched the
area thoroughly, is ready to go to the
administration with it, and is confident
of its approval.
There is nothing in the Campus Free
dom Democratic Party's bill which we op
pose. We oppose the threat of a dissolved
or ineffective student government if the
Administration does not approve the bill
in its present form.
We maintain that student govern
ment, while operating without a stu
dent bill of rights this year, has been
successful in many areas. It should be
even more so with a bill of rights to
back it up.
We believe Schaaf's approach to the
bill is politically more sane and secure.
Schaaf has also defended the Bill of Rights
"if the students want it." Many students
who know about the bill support it, we
believe many more will when it has been
explained to them.
But Schaaf does not propose to hit
Administration with a list of 16 de
mands of student rights. As he says,
"Demanding the rights does not mean
that we have them."
Rather, he would see the demand as a
final step, after first having determined
exactly what the policy or rule is in a cer
tain area. Often these policy areas of stu
dent rights are either hazy or non-exis-ent.
After obtaining a delineation of t h e
policies, Schaaf would have Senate go over
the list, determining point by point what
rules are obnoxious to students and why.
Armed with sound objections to particu
lar policies, Schaaf believes Administra
tion will approve the better regulation pro
posed by students. If the refusal comes,
then the demand may come.
Besides favoring Schaaf's stand on the
bill of rights, we believe that he has the
experience and programs along the more
traditional lines of student government
which are not necessarily mickey mouse
to have aborted, for instance, a proposed
While supporting Schaaf for presi
dent, we firmly believe that Abbott and
Dave Snyder have many and varied
ideas which would make them out
standing senators. We whole-heartedly
support them for Student Senate.
The Daily Nebraskan endorses Roger
Doerr for first vice president. Doerr has
served well on the present ASUN; he has
many good ideas. He is running with
Schaaf, and we feel the two would com
plement each other.
The Daily Nebraskan also endorses
Bob Samuelson for second vice president.
Again, our support is predicated largely
on Samuelson's record this past year as
Samuelson presented the report on
the University's budgetary problems,
presented it at ASUN with Chancellor
Hardin and Vice Chancellor Joseph
Soshnik answering his questions; his
work was greatly responsible for the
saving of at least $40 in tuition for ev
ery student next year.
His ideas will continue to serve the
University's student government.
Finally, there are some candidates for
Student Senate which the Daily Nebraskan
supports because of personal knowledge
of their abilities and ideas. This does not
preclude the possibility of others being
equally qualified. We base our support on
past records and personal knowledge of
From Arts and Sciences: Liz Aitken,
Phil Bowen, Bill Minier, Nesha Neumeis
ter, Ron Pfeifer, Susie Phelps, Joan Mc
Clymont. From Engineering: Bill Hansmire.
From Teachers: Carolyn Bedient, Kris
Bitner, Kathy Costello, Karen Westerberg,
From Business: Cheryl Adams, Nan
cy Probasco, Tom Rubin.
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By FRANK PARTSCH
Ah to be back at dear
olde NU again! To be stand
ing in the softly falling snow
at sundown to sing Easter
greetings to the gang at he
To lie serenely in one's
bed and mediate with the
sounds of the night. A mel
low, hooting Diesal 76, and
the answer of its intended,
a Sig Ep howling at t h e
To look off into the east
ern sky and draw inspira
tion from what God hath
rot ... Johnny Carson
House, Zebulon Pike House
To pick up a newspaper
and read about your favor
ite teacher and his travels
... all of them with one
Just little memories. Get
ting the mail, and throwing
away the parking ticket re
ceipts, written, as they
seemed, in green ink.
Remembering the power
we had as students. Our
money built a Union we could
not eat in, a dormitory we
could not sleep in.
Remembering the pleas
from our headquarters to just
be calm and realize that
these things take time when
other schools are solving
comparable problems with
out being calm and taking
thirty or forty years.
Listening to our favorite
"There are as many em
ployes of the farm bureau
as there are farmers in its
jurisdiction." (And wonder
ing how 15,000 administra
tors all managed to find
suites in the Teachers Col
And getting sick. Not of
education, but of all the
mickey mouse you have to
go through to get one.
THOUGHT FOR THE
DAY: Dr. Trask was a cour
ageous man; Dr. Hiller was
a gentle man; Dr. Hall was
a talented man; . the com
bined loss of those and oth
er good men makes me sad.
I ... And More Letters I
More Letters . . .
Daily Nebraskan v c i
ri r.m r or Samuelson
Vol. 81. No. 98
April 25, 1966
Recently on t h e editorial
page I have read about the
different 'breeds' of s t u -dents
and professors. Since
a guy in Michigan wrote
them, I noticed that two
Nebraska 'breeds' had been
left out. I'd like to add them
to the list, if I may.
THE PROFESSOR WHO
DOES NOT PROFESS
, (NOR TEACH) ... has
students making reports to
his fellow students all class
period, every class period.
Since the students haven't
learned anything n class yet,
they do not reveal much
worth-w h i 1 e knowledge in
- their reports.
Occasionally, when a stu
l dent can't give a report be
' cause he has skipped, the
1 course is implimented with
' films that we have seen
since fourth grade.
THE BROWSING PRO
' FESSOR ... he browses
through the textbook during
class, saying "Hmmm, this
is important. This is too.
You'd better underline the
third sentence on page 181.
It's important." His s t u -dents
are beginning to think
that the reason he never
says anything is because he
cannot pronounce the words.
Both of these breeds can't
understand why no one
comes to class and of course
they dock grades for it.
I'd gladly give their sal
aries to our many fine pro
fessors who are leaving be
cause of the lack of pay.
Sick of Ed Courses
Steve Abbott would be a
president more concerned
with student problems than
committee procedures; more
adept at defining "student"
than at defining "service;"
and more suited to coping
with the complex and dia
bolical situations thrust up
on his office than either of
his qualified opponents.
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Because of his past in
terest and record in stu
dent government, and be
cause of his demonstrated
enthusiasm and proven
leadership, we ASUN sena
tors, heartily support Bob
Samuelson for second vice
president of ASUN.
. Kelly Baker
The Intercollegiate Rodeo
is coming up. We went last
year and were distressed at
one event the goat teth
ering. They staked two tame
goats on a short rope. The
girl contestants then grab
this goat and by twisting
and wrenching its legs they
throw it over. It's not a con
test, or showing any skill.
If they had to run down and
catch the goat, at least it
would have an equal chance
of getting away, thus es
caping the ordeal. The goats
About 20 hefty farm girls
worked on these two goats,
each one taking her turn,
and when the goats were
taken out, they limped and
were obviously hurt. This
spectacle goes on through
all the rodeo performances,
plus numerous practice ses
sions, meaning these ani
mals' legs are twisted well
over 100 times.
It is disgusting to watch,
and we will not go again
till we hear they have elim
inated this event.
Perhaps you could send a
reporter to check up on this.
And a word to the girl con
testants, "Come off of it,
girls." They said you girls
needed some way to parti
cipate. We would rather see
riding skill rather than tak
ing it out on a poor goat.
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Second Vice President
It appears that there is one issue which should pro
perly be brought to the attention of the students before
ASUN elections next Wednesday. That issue involves the
proposed amendment providing for a second vice presi
Under the new ASUN constitution every effort was
made to establish a distinct three branch student gov
erning body so as to avoid the old student council struc.
ture wherein a fused three branch government was domi
nated by an authoritarian executive committee. Also com
mittees were placed in the president's cabinet to elevate
the Senate to the status of a truly legislative body.
After operation for one year it becomes painfully ap.
parent that ASUN has reverted back to a structure strik
ingly similar to that which prevailed under the old student
council constitution. The executive committee has been
overemphasized so that now it emerges all powerful over
a fused executive-legislative branch and a confused com
mittee garble. Senators have spent far too much time mo
nopolizing committees which rightfully belong in the exec
I submit that these and other ills cannot be remedied
by the election of a second vice president. The ASUN struc.
ture currently has an extremely broad base of participa.
tion with a flexible committee structure which can be ex
panded or contracted to fit any workload.
If the president and vice president this year were over
woiked it was clearly because they did not properly use
the structure which is written into the ASUN constitution,
not because a second vice president is needed. Under
the ASUN constitution it was never intended that the pres.
ident, vice president and executive committee would carry
the entire workload and dominate student government.
In reading the proposed amendment as printed in last
Friday's Daily Nebraskan it is quite apparent that the
entire amendment was poorly thought out and hurriedly
drafted. It creates an office with almost no duties except
those delegated by the president. This is little more than
an elected flunky. The president exercising his power of
appointment currently has authority to create such a po
sition if he deems assistance desirable.
The amendment to Article VII, Section 2, subsection
C indicates that the president must now work through a
second vice president to get his cabinet effective execu
tive administration especially if a second vice president
from a hostile faction were to be elected. Again under
the present constitution the president could appoint some
one of his own choosing to supervise his cabinet if the
workload so required.
The amendment also makes the second vice president
a member of the electoral commission. It is interesting
to note that the constitution convention last year made
every effort to give the electoral commission an element
" of independence apart from the manipulation of the exec
tive branch or the executive committee. Now even the
electoral commission must be fused with the executive
committee. This union serves no useful purpose; indeed
it is even undesirable.
The question remaining, and one of no small moment,
is whether it is even constitutional for ASUN to conduct
an election for an office which does not yet exist. If such
action is unconstitutional and the amendment does pass
the earliest date that an election could be called would be
in the spring of 1967.
Clearly the ASUN constitution should be given an
opportunity to operate as ratified by the student body last
year. It should not be watered down by amendments to
cure ills which are already dealt with in the constitution
if properly placed into operation. Nor would it be amended
to assist in the constitution if properly placed into oper
ation. Nor would it be amended to assist in the retro
gression of student government to the structure which
prevailed under the old student council constitution.
The proposed amendment providing for the office of
second vice president should be soundly defeated until
amendment of the ASUN constitution clearly becomes ne
cessary and until sufficient time can be devoted to care
ful drafting and proper integration of the amendments into
the present ASUN constitution.
John W. Klein
Students of the University,
The Associate Program is a program in which inter
ested freshmen and sophomores may be directly involved
with student government and learn from this experience
in the hope that they will be educated members and fu
ture leaders in student government.
This year has been a particularly active one for the
Associates. The group can be characterized by hard work,
great interest and initiative. The Associates were mem
bers of Student Senate committees and Associate com
mittees. They attended Senate and Associate meetings.
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for Student Senate. They have been capable members of
the group which helped educate them in student govern
ment. They have had experience in Senate and they are
familiar with its proceedings. Therefore, they deserve your
consideration on election day.
The reason for the Associate Program is to produce
educated people like these to run for office.
The following Associates are candidates from their
respective colleges for Student Senate:
Arts & Sciences Jim Arundel, Walt Baumann, Phil
Bowen, Tom Briggs, Meg Brown, John James, Carol John
son, Mary Keim, Margo McMaster, Wayne Moles, Nesha
Neumeistsr, Lynn Overholt, Mimi Rose, Mark Schreiber,
Teachers - Carolyn Bedient, Cindy Cherry, Kathy
Costello, Kathy Eichhorn, Ann Evans, Kathy Kelley, Kathy
Kuester, Liz Madole.
Agriculture and home Ec Diane Kucera.
Business Cheryl Adams, Dave Piester.
Engineering Glenn Nees, Bill Origer.
Joan McClymont, chairman of the Associate Committee
Kent Neumeister, ASUN president
Support for Abbott
I usually don't get involved In student politics so
why this exception? I think our university is in a tight
spot. Faculty are leaving and so on. But for the first
time we students have a chance to do something about
it. I m speaking abput the strong, courageous, imaginative
leadership CFDP has shown in this campaign.
I first met Steve Abbott when he was selling clothes.
I was impressed by his ability and desire to serve others.
Recently I've seen his Student Bill of Rights. It's great.
Just read it for yourself and I think you'll agree we need
a man like Abbott elected president of ASUN.
Even though I won't be here next year I want to be
proud to say I graduated from Nebraska. I want to see
student government left in good hands. Let's vote for CFDP
candidates and get something done for a change.
freeman White, All American
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