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Wednesday, "October 5, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 90, No. 13
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All students have the "fin
al power and authority to for
mulate, legislate and adjudi
cute all rules and regulations
pertaining to student life"
outside the classroom accord
ing to the preamble of the
proposed Campus Freedom
Democratic Party (CFFP)
The constitution, which is
now being studied by mem
bers of the party under the
chairmanship of Randy Pri
er, will be the first official
constitution of a political
party to be submitted to the
ASUN committee on constitu
ions for approval.
The preamble further notes
that these rules and regula
tions must be consistent with
local, state and federal laws
and the United States Con
stitution. CFDP members, who are
the main backers of a Uni
versity Student Bill of Rights,
met Tuesday night to discuss
and change parts of the pro
posed constitution.
In the discussion Wednes
day night Student Senator
Dick Schultz suggested that
the phrase "final" be re
moved from the preamble
where it states "final power
and authority." He also asked
that the words "student life
(on campus) outside the
classroom" in the phrase
"all regulations pertaining to
student life (on campus) out
side the classroom" be
changed to say "students and
student organizations."
Schultz said that students
did not have the "final" au
thority to regulate laws ac
cording to law and indicated
be wasn't sure they should
have this right.
His motion was defeated
and the words "final" and
"student life (on campus)
outside the classroom" re
mained in the constitution's
The constitution describes
the purpose of the party as
an organization to encourage
increased participation by the
students of the University in
activities of the ASUN, to
plan and operate a program
throughout the school year
ASUN Court Rules 4-2
In Support Of Senseney
In a four to two decision,
the Student Court, Tuesday
enjoined Bill Tooley from
taking "a Senate seat appor
tioned to the graduate col
lege." When questioned as to his
plans for future action, Too
ley stated that he wasn't sure
what they would be but, he
would consider, with his law
yer, an appeal.
In the majority opinion,
read by associate Justice
Klein, it stated that the plain
tiff, David Senseney, filed a
petition alleging Bill Tooley,
a member of the ASUN Sen
ate, received a seat in the
Senate "contrary to the pro
visions of the ASUN constitu
tion. Plaintiff contends that:
Activities Office Needs
Groups' Member List
Representatives from stu
dent organizations that have
failed to fill out cards with
the Student Activities Office
in the Nebraska Union are re
quested to do so at once.
Robert Scott, head of the
Activities Office, stated that
the information is necessary
to up-date the list of organ
izations on campus. Scott
said that students having in
formation about the follow
ing organizations should con
tact room 129 in the Nebras
ka Union:
Alpha Omega Alpha, ASUN
Quiz Bowl, Beta Gamma Sig
ma, Botany Club, Canterbury
Club, Delian Union Literary
Society, Delta Sigma Delta,
for the establishment and
maintenance of the principles
in the preamble and to issue
clear and studied opinions on
major University issues.
Other parts of the constitu
tion concern membership, of
ficers, organizational struc
ture and committees.
The membership section of
the document as changed
Tuesday night states that any
student who subscribes to the
principles, beliefs and pur
poses of CFDP and meets the
University extra-curricular
activities requirements shall
be considered a member.
The organizational struc
ture of the party's constitu
tion calls for a president,
vice president, secretary and
treasurer along with a group
of special standing commit
tees. The standing committees
according to the originally
proposed constitution provide
for an ASUN officers commit
tee, a research committee, a
bill of rights committee, a po
committee, an off-campus
independents committee and
other traditional organizaiton
al committees.
The ASUN officers commit
tee will consist of those CFDP
members who are ASUN ex
ecutive officers or senators.
This committee will inform
the party of the activities
and operations of the ASUN
governing body and plan,
along with the executive co
mittee, the strategy and op
erations of CFDP within the
ASUN governmental struc
ture. The bill of rights commit
tee shall be responsible for
formulating and maintaining
the integrity of a meaningful
Student Bill of Rights based
on the needs and desires of
the students at the Univer
sity. The political liaison and
campaign committee shall
inform the party of the activi
ties of other campus politi
cal groups and of such other
activities or events which
would have a bearing on the
operation of CFDP. It will
direct the campaigns of
CFDP candidates during
ASUN elections.
1. The reapportionment of
the representation of the Sen
ate was not completed by Ap
ril 1, 1966 and,
2. The reapportionment was
not directly proportional as
required by Art. VI, Sec. 1
(E) (3) of the ASUN consti
tution." The opinion stated that ev
idence produced by the de
fense "clearly indicates that
the Electoral Commission had
completed and published by
March 25, 1966, its reappor
tionment, which included a
provision for filling seats not
filled by the general election."
"The reapportionment, if it
is to be unconstitutional, must
fall for reasons other than a
failure to make this reappor
tionment prior to April 1,
Delta Theta Phi, El Circulo
Espanol. ,
Gamma Sigma Delta, His
tory Club, Kappa Epsilon,
Kappa Phi, Lutheran Student
Association, Nebraska Law
Students Association, New
man Club, NU Meds, Palla
dian Literary Society, Phi Al
pha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Chi Theta, Phi Delta
Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kap
pa Lambda, Pi Mu Epsilon,
Psi Chi, Russian Club, SAGE,
Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Del
ta Chi, Sigma Xi.
Student Dental Association,
Students for a Democratic So
ciety, United Campus Chris
tian Fellowship, Wesley
Foundation, Women Athletic
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Miss Andreascn
Miss Kallos
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Vote Oct. 12, 13 . . .
Ten Homecoming Finalists Named
Ten University coeds have
been selected from a field of
40 candidates to vie for the
title of 1966 Homecoming
Students will, vote in an all
University election Oct. 12
and 13 to determine the
Homecoming Queen and her
two attendants. The winner
will be announced during the
Homecoming dance Oct. 14 at
the University Coliseum.
The candidates were judged
on the basis of appearance,
personality, poise, scholar
ship and activities by an
Concerning the action which
was taken by the electoral
Commission to fill the vacant
seats resulting from only
three students being elected
to fill the six Graduate Col
lege seats, the majority stat
ed that "to permit students
from other colleges to fill
seats apportioned to the grad
uate college is to permit rep
resentation other than by di
rect apportionment."
"This departs from repre
sentation by direct apportion
ment and embraces a con
glomerate system of appor
tionment which has overtones
of being proportional repre
sentation. The constitution
makes no provision for pro
portional or any other such
method of representation."
The opinion also stated that
the majority felt that the
"tenor" of the constitution
shows that direct apportion
ment of the Senate seats is
not to be modified "at the
time of election or at any
time thereafter."
In conclusion, the opinion,
which had Associate Justices
Muller, Turner, and Schre
kinger in agreement, stated,
that the "method of filling
seats apportioned to the grad
uate college but not filled at
the Spring election was repug
nant to the ASUN constitu
tion." They based this decision on
the fact that the reapportion
ment was not in agreement
with Senate representation
within the various colleges in
the same ratio as the enroll
ment of each college to the
University enrollment.
Miss Bcilke
Miss Marshall
ASUN interviewing board
comprised of four ASUN sen
ators and one faculty member.
The finalists are Twila An
dreasen, M a r 1 e e n Beilke,
Ann Boyles, Susan Diffender
fer, Jeannie Howard, Elaine
Kallos, Jennifer Marshall,
Pamela Oswald, Steph Tinan
and Pam Wragge.
Miss Andreasen, a journal
ism major, is serving as as
sistant social chairman of
Delta Delta Delta. She is an
ASUN senator, a UNSEA
house delegate and a mem
ber of Theta Sigma Phi, jour
nalism honorary.
Miss Beilke, a German and
English major, is a past
member of Tassels, People
to People and German Club.
She is representing Hitch
cock II of Selleck Quadran
gle. Miss Boyles, a sociology
and business administration
major, is a Builders chair
man and serves on the AUF
Board and AWS Board. She
is social chairman of Delta
Gamma, was a Miss Rush
Wo Good Reason'
To Veto Proposal
Extending suffrage to 18
year - old Nebraska citizens
would require the support of
pressure groups, stated Dr.
Arthur Winter, political sci
ence professor at the Univer
sity. Winter's statement comes
in the wake of yet another
proposal to give the vote to
Nebraskans aged 18 and over.
State Senator Eugene Ma
honey of Omaha has said that
he will make the current suf
frage proposal to the next
Legislature, in connection
with general governmental re
form. The same proposal has
failed to receive a majority
vote five times in the past in
He said further that there
is probably no good reason for
opposing the proposal and
that the phrase, "If a man is
old enough to fight for his
country he is old enough to ,
vote," is the major argument
in the proposal's favor.
Four states now allow per
sons younger than 21 to vote.
Both Georgia and Kentucky
have extended the right to
vote to 18-year-olds and Alas
ka opened the voting booths
Miss Boyles
Miss Oswald
Week finalist and Sigma Chi
sweetheart finalist.
Miss Diffenderfer, a speech
and English major, is presi
dent of UNSEA and vice
president of the State Student
Education Association. A
Panhellenic delegate for Chi
Omega sorority, Miss Diffen
derfer was a national finalist
in the American Junior Miss
Miss Howard, a French
major, serves as captain of
the Yell Squad. The reigning
Nebraska College Queen, she
is also a Cornhusker Beauty
Queen. Miss Howard, rush
chairman for Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority, is a member
of Alpha Lambda Delta and
the winner of an uppcrclass
Regents Scholarship.
Miss Kallos, an elementary
education major, is a mem
ber of AWS Board and is the
ASUN Centennial Chairman.
The president of Pound Hall,
Miss Kallos was selected for
the 1966 Ivy Day Court.
Miss Marshall, an English
jor, is the philanthropy chair
man for Gamma Phi Beta.
She serves as a chairman for
an AUF committee and a
Union committee. Selected as
an Ivy Day page, Miss Mar
to 19-year-olds. Hawaii did the
same for 20-year-olds.
Winter noted that Georgia
and Kentucky have not been
plagued "with revolutionary
upheavals" since allowing 18-year-old
suffrage. Politically,
he said, these states have not
moved any further to the left
and are still basically conser
vative. "The civil rights issue in
Georgia has possibly kept 18-year-olds
from making any ef
fective changes in the politics
of that state," Winter said.
The political scientist cited
several factors that would fav
or the suffrage proposal.
"If you take a random
group of 18-year-olds they
nill be, on the whole, much
more idealistic than older vot
ers. I feel it would be good
to have a few more idealists
in government," Winter
Noting that older people
live longer today according to
demography studies, Winter
said that this would provide
a counter-balancing action be
tween conservative and liber
al philosophies if the 57,746
new 18, 19 and 20 year old
prospective voters of Nebras
ka were registered.
Miss Diffenderfer
Miss Tinan
shall is also a member of Al
pha Lambda Delta.
Miss Oswald, a music ma
jor, is a member of Universi
ty Singers and serves on the
AUF art committee. Reign
ing as the University of Ne
braska Rodeo Queen, Miss
Oswald was also a finalist for
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sweet
heart. She is the music chair
man for Zeta Tau Alpha.
Miss Tinan, an English
major, is a member of AWS
Junior Board and national
Chancellor To Brief
Senators On Budget
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
and Vice Chancellor Joseph
Soshnik will present the Uni
versity budget proposal to the
Student Senate Wednesday,
according to ASUN Vice Pre
sident Roger Doerr.
"The primary purpose of
their coming to the meeting
will be to brief the Senate on
the University budget re
quest," Doerr explained.
"While they are doing this,
there will be an opportunity
for them to express the role
which administration sees for
the student in actively sup
porting the proposal."
Doerr felt that the admin
istration is "anxious for stu
dents to become involved in
backing the budget. They pri
marily see the actions of the
students as being able to shed
a different point of view upon
The key factor in the stu
dents' support of the budget,
as seen by Doerr, is the
ASUN, Legislative Liaison
Committee, "They'll be con
tacting students as to their
problems. In turn, the com
mittee will relate the stu
dent's problems to the legis
lature in the form of a re
port, rather than a dollars
and cents picture."
Terry Schaaf, ASUN presi
dent, believes that Hardin
and Soshnik "realize the im
portant part that the students
will play in getting the budg
et approved. In order to sell
the budget, the students must
know about it "
"They are presenting the
whole budget to the Senate so
that we may evaluate it in
our minds," Schaaf said "and
then sell the students, who
can in turn convince their
parents to support the budg
et." In other Senate action on
Wednesday, Doerr stated that
the three Secretaries of Or
ganizations will be approved.
The secretaries serve on the
Constitutional Committee,
which reviews the constitu
Miss Howard
ill fcu r
s - . ,
Miss Wragge
vice president of AWS. Her
other activities include Little
Sisters of Minerva president
and Tassels Rally chairman.
She is activities chairman for
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Miss Wragge, a speech
therapy major, is a member
of UNSEA and serves on a
Union committee. Selected as
the 1966 Miss Cornhusker,
she is representing fourth
floor Pound Hall. Miss Wrag
ge is a member of Alpha
Delta Pi.
tions of student organizations,
one will represent honoraries
and professionals, another re
gulatory organizations, and
the third will represent all
other organizations.
"I would like to see them
become more active in the
field of communications be
tween the Senate and t h e
campus organizations," Doerr
said. "For instance, if some
group should want to present
a proposal on the Senate
floor, they would first contact
their secretary whose job it
would be to handle the legis
lation within the Senate."
Schaaf is expected to pre
sent his reasons for vetoing
the motion dealing with the
closing of the night of Oct.
29 to all campus organiza
tion's activities except the
AUF dance.
Doerr stated that he be
lieves Schaaf will request that
no action be taken on the ve
to, but rather will request a
whole new motion be made
concerning the problem.
The Student Opinion Com
mittee will report to the Sen
ate and outline their role as
a service committee to the
rest of the ASUN committee
Friday Final Day
To Drop Classes
The last day for dropping a
class is Friday, Oct. 7, at
4 p.m.
Drop slips are available at
window two of the Adminis
tration Building. They must
be signed by the adviser, or,
in the case of the College of
Business Administration, the
Dean of the college.
Students dropping classes
must then go to 111 Admin
istration to get drop cards.
Next they must go to the
cashier and pay the $2.50
charge for dropping.
Finally, the forms and cards
should be taken to window
two to complete the drop.