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Thursday, September 15, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 90, No. 2
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Schaaf Predicts
Role Of'ASUN
A "great mansion of stu
dent government, built upon
the foundation laid last year,"
was the role projected for
ASUN by its president, Terry
Schaaf presented his hopes
and goals for this year's stu
dent government Wednesday
at the Student Senate's first
meeting of the year. His
speech was divided into the
two areas where he sees es
pecially strong promise for
senate activity They are the
University's budget and the
student conduct problem.
The first area he considered
was that of working with the
administration on getting the
proposed University budget
approved by the legislature.
"The Legislature can't ap
propriate money for the Uni
versity unless we show them
(the Legislature) and the peo
ple of the state that we are
interested in quality educa
tion," Schaaf explained.
He spoke of educating the
citizens of Nebraska on what
the University is doing for the
state. Two examples, he said
are the research done by the
University in the area of ag
riculture and business.
Another area in which
Schaaf sees the University
benefiting the state stems
from the fact that "there is a
direct correlation between the
quality of the educational in
stitutions witlhin the state and
the amount of industry the
state can attract."
Concerning the second
area, that of student conduct,
Schaaf said that whether
something ts a student right
or a student privilege must
be clarified.
"Student rights and privi
leges can't be mixed," Schaaf
"The University is in a
unique situation," he ex
Tiemann Predicts
'Quantity Or Quality
Soon Nebraskans will have
to decide whether to upgrade
the standards of the Univer
sity by limiting enrollment or
to allow it to "grow like Top
sy", according to GOP guber
n a t o r i a 1 candidate Nor
bet Tiemann.
At a Young Republican
press conference in the Union
Wednesday, Tiemann pre
dicted that a choice would
have to be made between
"quality or quantity educa
tion." Tiemann said that the mi
gration of Nebraska's youth
was "one of the mort Insidi
ous problems we've had in a
long t;me." He said that an
npgrcdlr.g cf the state's insti
tutions of higher learning, in
cluding Junior colleges, c o I
leges, and vocational schools
should be financed by Nebras
ka. Appearing with first district
Congressional candidate Rob
ert Denney, Tiemann said
that this investment would
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plained. "We ao responsible
to the state of Nebraska bo
cause we are ai. arm of the
state government The people
of the state have made the
Board of Regents the body to
represent the people. After
the Senate evaluates the ad
ministration's stand on stu
dent conduct and calls for a
change, we must start with
the top, the Board of Re
gents, and work down, prov
ing why we need a change."
Cont. to Pg. 4, Col 3.
Oath Suit
To Court
In October
The loyalty oath suit filed
by a former University em
ployee will be ready for trial
in two to three weeks, accord
ing to Patrick Healey, Lincoln
attorney for the plaintiff.
The suit was filed against
the University Board of Re
gents and the State of Ne
braska by Mrs. George Spang
ler last spring and will be
tried sometime in October.
Mrs. Spanglcr, the wife of
a University graduate stu
dent, was dismissed from her
job as a secretary-typist in
the press section of the Uni
versity's East Campus Infor
mation Office for refusing to
sign Nebraska's 15-ycar-old
loyalty oath.
She then filed suit stating
that the loyalty oath which
is required to be siped by all
full-time employees of the
State, is "invalid, unconstitu
tional and ineffective."
. . .
pay back "many times over"
and should be made by the
state rather than relying on
fetlcral grants at first.
Not Opposed
Denney said that he was
not opposed to federal grants,
but that they should be chan
neled through existing state
and local school boards. "We
know what we need better
than the federal government,"
he said.
Pointing out California as
an example of a state where
education has attracted indus
try ard wrculatlon, Tlsmann
said quality education is the
first step in developing indus
try. Commenting on University
budgets, Tiemann said that
the job was twofold. The Uni
versity should make a clear
presentation of its need s.
Then, he said, if the governor
is convinced that the budget
is a "bare knuckles" mini
egents Seek 91.48
iennium Budget Hike
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
Declaring that the Univer
sity has reached a "moment
of crisis," administrators an
nounced Wednesday that the
school is seeking a 91.48 per
cent increase in biennium
funds from the state.
At a late afternoon press
conference, Dr. B. N. Green
berg, Regent and chairman
of the University finance
committee, stated that the
budget request for the 1967
69 biennium is $67,019,895 up
$32,018,377 from the current
biennium appropriation.
In a prepared statement,
Greenberg said, "If the Uni
versity is to stay in the
mainstream of higher educa
tion, it must have the v e r y
substantial increase in
financial support for which
we have asked. Another bi
ennium of emergency, make
do operation will damage the
University to such an extent
that it may be unable to re
gain stature and momentum
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(Students On Meredith March
Claim 'Biased' Press Coverage
By Toni Victor
Senior Staff Writer
Poor coverage by the press
plagued the Meredith march
for voter registration across
Mississippi this summer, ac
cording to members of the
University community who
assisted with the July march.
Twelve men and women
from the University traveled
to the Southern state, and all
spent at least a few days on
the march.
Their comments on the
news coverage of the event
ranged f r o m. "misinforma
tion" to "total distortion" on
the part of news magazines,
wire services and local news
papers in Mississippi.
Joined March
Carl Davidson, newly
elected national vice presi
dent of Students for a Demo
cratic Society (TDS), joined
the march ten miles south of
Hernando, Miss., working as
a public relations man for
the march.
"The country was behind
the protestors at Selma, but
no one even knew what was
going on when we were In
the same position in Canton,
Miss.," Davidson said.
Davidson, who manned
walkie-talkies throughout the
march and was constantly in
volved in sending out infor
mation to the press, described
the tear-gassing by state
troopers in Canton as "chao
tic and without due cause."
Pitched Tents
According to Davidson, the
controversy arose when mem
bers of the march attempted
to pitch ten's on a school
ground in Canton. He noted
that when marchers asked
the mayor of the town for per
That's The Question
mum, he should give it his
full support.
Tiemann said there exists
a "complete breakdown be
tween the University and the
executive branch". He called
for a coordinated budget ef
fort between the two.
' lie also advocated the es
tablishment of a research
center at the College of Agri
culture to explore areas in
food, medicine, and industry.
He said that Nebraska now
only receives .5 per cent of
fci'cral research funds.
Denney told the students
and reporters that the war in
Viet Nam could be ended
sooner with sufficient men
and materials and more
bombing of military objec
tives in North Viet Nam.
Denney said that groups op
posing the. war have the right
of free speech, but said, "I
don't think SDS ought to
make statements that give
aid and comfort to the enemy
at any time in the foresee
able future."
The total biennium budg
get picture developed by the
University officials allows
for an operating budget of
$98,662,406. The largest chunk
of this total will be appropri
ated from the state general
funds. The appropriation is
made by the state Legisla
ture which meets Jan. 1.
Other University-generated
funds, including student tui
tion, sales and services, and
activities related to instruc
tion, plus federal funds and
endowment income, will pro
vide the additional revenue.
The planned budget p r o
vides for a 30 per cent in
crease in all faculty salaries
over the two-year period;
virtually guarantees that
there will be no tuition in
creases during the period;
allows for the appointments
of full and part-time faculty
that will amount to 258 full
time teachers; anticipates
mission, the official had re
ferred them to the school's
principal who, in turn, gave
his consent for the erection
of the tents.
"When the fourteen mem
bers of the tent crew went to
set up the tents for sleeping,
twenty-five state troopers ar
rested the men, and one guy
was beaten for arguing,"
stated Davidson.
By this time, as Davidson
described the scene, Stokely
Carmichael, one of the lead
ers, arrived in the town with
two thousand marchers. Af
ter hearing several speakers,
including Dr. Martin Luther
King, the crowd walked to the
school yard to pitch the tents,
where about a hundred state
troopers surrounded the area.
"The crowd was inexperi
enced and was told to expect
mass arrests and to link arms
in a circle," Davidson said
Tear Gas
He continued that without
warning, the troopers aimed
a first tear gas shell at Car
michael. As the white fumes
spurted out, everyone started
He described the following
scene as he saw it from a po
sition near one of the fallen
tents. The people in the crowd
who were able to run escaped
from the tear gas area, he
said, but those who had been
overcome by the fumes fell
to the ground mostly wom
en and children.
At this point, Davidson con
t i n u e d, state troopers
marched in and with their ri
fle butts systematically beat
those people who had fallen.
Student Involved
Maggie Young, a Universi
ty student, was also involved
or encourage other students
to burn their draft cards."
Groups Misinformed
The Congressional candi
date said that he thought
these groups were misin
formed on the war, and would
not protest if they fully un
derstood the situation.
Opposed to an income tax
increase, Denney said that in
flation could be combatted by
cutting down on the numbers
of Federal employees and
getting rid of t h o s e "who
don't do a day's work."
"Poverty can be eliminated
In the United States within
the next ten years," Denney
said, but "millions of dollars
have been wasted in the elim
ination of poverty through
Denney advocated voca
tional training schools with
the state controlling the fed
eral funds. He said that fed
eral poverty funds should be
given duoctly to existing state
agencies for distribution.
enrollments of 20,600 stu
dents in the fall of 1968; and
allocates additional money
for library improvement, ag
ricultural programs, science
and medicine programs.
'Catch-up, Keep-up'
According to Chancellor
Clifford M. Hardin, the budg
et plan allows for 15 per
cent increases in faculty sal
aries for each year of the bi
ennium. The program, Greenberg
said, "incorporates the idea
of both catch-up and keep
up within the next bienni
um." Hardin said the University
will be attempting to catch
up with the faculty salary
level of universities of com
parable scope and responsi
bility and to keep up with
this level by boosting facul
ty salaries at a faster rate
than normal.
Also included is a plan to
hire 168 additional full-time
Cont. on Pg. 3, Col. 1.
in the tear gas incident. She
worked with the Medical
Committee for Human Rights
on the march, helping care
for those injured at Canton
in an emergency clinic.
Miss Young told of a polio
victim who had one lung col
lapsed when he was beatenas
he-lay-on the school yard'
ground during the Canton in
cident. "I was very upset at the
way injuries were reported by
the press," stated Miss
Young. She claimed that
some local newspapers com
pletely ignored any account
of injuries, while other pa
pers toned down the accident
"I know of a film sequence
that was taken by a wire ser
vice photographer of a five-year-old
boy being knocked
unconscious by a tear gas
shell," Miss Young stated. To
her knowledge this footage
was nev er used.
Main Problem
According to Davidson,
Miss Young and Cater Cham
blee, a graduate assistant at
the University who also
worked with public relations
on the march, the main prob
lem with the wire services
was not necessarily the fault
of newsmen present on t h e
In this connection, Miss
Young noted the "mysterious
filtering out" of information
after it was sent to regional
wire service offices. David
son spoke of a reporter from
Time magazine who "prac
tically cried" when he saw
Cont. on Pg. 5, Col. 8.
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THE NEW MUSIC BUILDING on city campus nears a finish as another
construction project comes to an end. With its completion the "growing
pains" of the University will be eased somewhat. (See story on Page 4.)
A bbott Stresses
Student Eights
Bv Randv Irey
Senior Staff Writer
text of Sen. Steve Abbott's is
printed on page two, column
one of today's paper.
Before a hushed Student
Senate, Senator Steve Abbott
declared his resignation from
ASUN and proposed that the
senate make a definite declar
ation of student rights.
-Following the conclusion of
his speech, Abbott bowed his
head on the table, moved by
the standing ovation he re
ceived. His voice betrayed emotion,
as he stated his interpretation
of the administration stand
on the student conduct prob
lem. "They stand, not personal
ly, but on paper, right on top
of us. with their feet on our
throats," Abbott declared.
The student clarification,
according to him, confirmed
the worst fears of CFDP. He
stated that what is "most ob
noxious" is that it was ap
proved without consulting
ASUN and "was promulgated
in the Student Handbook as
University policy."
Abbott stated that it is not
the administration, Dean G.
Robert Ross, or Clifford Hard
in, but the students who make
up the University.
"And could there be a Uni
versity without the Office of
Student Affairs?" he asked.
"Yes, there very well could
be. Thus I say it is we who
are essential and it is we who
should write student codes if
such codes must be. I tnere
fore in my first and last act
as a student senator urge you
to make ASUN's first act of
business aStudent Bill of
Abbott feels this is neces
sary in order for ASUN to be
a student government is to
declare its authority and pow
er and take on the role of a
"All this can be accom
plished according to the Ad
ministration's definition of a
university,'" Abbott declared.
Quoting from the adminis
tration clarification, Abbott
read that the goal ollhe uni
versity is an environment di
rected towards the objective
of "Total education." This ex
plains the code, "Includes
acquisition of a pattern of
knowledge, skills, afitudes,
and values that will result in
increasingly responsible and
productive behavior."
"Thus, according to the Ad
ministration's very own defi
nition of education, we that
is Student Government
should have the right to
make our own rules. Arbi
trary and autocratic Adminis
tractive control simply can
not teach people how to par
ticipate in democracy," Ab
bott said.
Rumors saying that since
Abbott is leaving, the future
of a Bill of Rights will be
ended, was adamantly re
jected by Abbott. "I cannot
believe that you thirty sena
tors are mere puppets to be
manipulated by me or any
one else," Abbott said.
"You see we face a crisis,
a showdown. There will nev
er be another chance to de
clare for a Bill of. R;ghts,"
Abbott emphasized, "because
once you have backed down,
you will keep backing down
and the precedent of self
doubt and the habit of cow
ardice will never be overcome."
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