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Monday, November 21, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 90, No. 40
Comm ittoe-
Statement Objective: To Guarantee
Conditions For 'Total Education'
By Cheryl Tritt
Junior Staff Writer
The ASUN Student Con
duct committee approved
the first draft of a pro
posed Student Bill of Rights
Sunday night.
The proposed bill at
tempts "to guarantee" to
University students "those
conditions indispensable to
the achievement of the ob
jective of total education
in a free democratic so
ciety." Committe Chariman Dick
Schulze said that from
now until Christmas vaca
tion, the contents of the
Bill of Rights will be ex
plained in detail "to all
three segments of the Un
iversitystudents, faculty
and aministrative person
nel." In turn, Student Conduct
committee members will at
tempt to evaluate these
groups' opinions and sug
gestions for improvements
or additions to the bill.
Advisory Board
Form Faces Vote
The proposed Student Ad
visory Board for the College
of Arts and Sciences could
greatly help student-faculty-administration
tion, according to Robert L.
Hough, assistant dean of the
He added that the board
should also serve as a link
of communication between
the college and Student Sen
ate. Because there is only one
member of the Senate on the
newly proposed Board, it
could cut down the extent and
effectiveness of this commu
nication. Arts and Sciences students
will vote Nov. 20 and Dec. 1
on the constitution for the
newly proposed Student Ad
visory Board.
Larry Johnson, ASUN Elec
tion Commissioner, said that
polling places will be set up
both days in Burnett and An
drews Halls and the Nebras
ka Union. Polling places will
open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
Hough indicated that be re
garded the Board as a co
operative effort of students
and faculty to improve curric
ulum in the College.
Canon: Thought Will Influence
Decisions To Try Psychedelics
By John Fryar
Junior Staff Writer
Some University students
may be making decisions on
whether they s h o u 1 d try
LSD even though they do
not have much basis for
such a decision, according
to Harry J. Canon, direc
to of the counseling s e r
vice. Canon said that while
the issues Involving psy
chedelic drugs "are far
from settled," the counsel
ing service and other Un
iversity agencies "would
look forward to discussions
on this subject."
He pointed out that cur
rent regulations of the Food
and Drug Administration
are interpreted so that the
manufacture and distribu
tion of psychedelic drugs
may result In arrest and
Canon said the psyche
delic drugs, including LSD,
DMT and psilocyfoin are
covered by the 1965 Drug
Abuse Control Amedments.
He said that LSD users
"are likely to be in the
same boat with potheads
or marijuana devotees, with
federal agencies and local
officials taking an active
interest in situations at
tracting their attention.
"The user, if discovered,
will very likely have to
contend with legal investi
Schulze said that the
weekly forum between the
Office of Student Affairs
and ASUN senators will
deal with the different as
pects of the Bill of Rights
for the next month. Com
mittee members will also
meet with faculty members
who have shown interest
in the Bill to discuss their
opinions and views.
Beginning the first week
in December, committee
members will visit campus
living units to discuss the
Bill of Rights with the stu
dents. Schulze said that the liv
ing units will receive copies
of the bill prior to commit
tee members' visits so they
may orient themselves
with the bill and be pre
pared to express their
ideas for improvements or
After communicating with
all segments of the Univer
sity the committee will
draft a final Bill of Rights.
He added that students have
always had the right to make
comments concerning courses
and faculty but that the new
Board would formalize this so
that the students would have
a definite place to bring their .
He felt that students did
have good ideas and that they
could provide a lot of worth
while comments which would
be received favorably by the
Dr. James Rawley, chair
man of the history depart
ment, indicated that he felt
that students in an advisory
capacity could be very effec
tive and that the proposed
Board is for the good.
Dr. Dudley Bailey, chair
man of the English depart
ment refused to comment on
the proposed Board because
be said that he didn't know
enough about it.
The upcoming election is re
garded by Mel Schlachter,
ASUN Advisory Board Coord
inating chairman, as an indi
cation of "how much and how
many students are willing to
commit themselves to bring
about educational excel
lence." gation and possible
charges," Canon said.
Canon said that he had
had some contact with
Richard Alpert, a "side
kick" of LSD advocate Tim
othy Leary, during a post
doctoral institute at Stan
ford. He called Alpert an
active proponent of the
values of psychedelic ex
perience. According to Canon, Al
pert noted the low inci
dence of bad "trips", great
er love for one's fellow
man, enhanced creative
abilities and increased self
understanding as being
psychedelic benefits.
Canon compared LSD
pushers with fundament
alist religionists, with both
showing an "evangelistic
fervor," and requiring
significant emotional ex
perience and "virtually to
tal commitment to their
Canon mentioned several
factors for students con
sidering LSD usage to think
"We know of no phar
maceutical house now pro
ducing LSD for research or
other purposes; all sources
of supply are black market
and the quality of the drug
is most unreliable (as is
the experience or so called
'trip' resulting from an un
reliable drug."
Then the senate will
"formally initiate the am
mendment to the ASUN con
stitution" and a two-third
majority is required for the
bill' s passage Schulze
Schulze added that the
Bill of Rights was
patterned after one initiated
by the University of Chica
go. Under one proposal the
University would be re
quired to write a statement
of all existing rules. This
statement would resemble
the present Campus Hand
book but "the rules would
be stated more definitely
and students entering the
University would know
exactly where they stand,"
Kris Bitner, Student Con
duct Committee member
Another proposal states
that students have the right
to choose their own living
quarters. If this proposal
is effected, women would
no longer be required to
live in dormitories if they
did not wish it, Miss Bitner
Providing a channel by
which students could ap
peal to the right authorities
FEDER . . . editor of new Nebraska Transcript.
Transcript To Broaden
Law School-Alumni Ties
A means of widening and
maintaining "avenues of
communication and under
standing" among the alumni,
faculty and students in the
University College of Law
Canon said that the na
ture of the "trip" is de
pendent on many psycho
logical variables, including
"uncertainty about the
trip," "having no secluded
place in which to spend
your time furing the trip,"
and "being depressed or
anxious just prior" to the
He noted that "diffi
culties would probably
arise if these drugs were
taken by a person in isola
tion." "Factors leading to a bad
trip would include not hav
ing complete trust in your
guide, the person who is to
stay with you during your
14-18 hour trip," Canon
Distortion makes it haz
ardous for both a pedes
trian or one operating a
vehicle, Canon added, and
he also mentioned the pos
sibility of developing
destructive behavior or the
beginning of disorientation
and psychoses.
Canon said that students
could obtain information
from the University Health
Center or counseling ser
vice as well as the library
and bookstore. He men
tioned Alpert and Cohen's
paperback, "LSD", as pre
senting "strong opposing
for changes in University
policies is the aim of an
other proposal, she said.
Miss Bitner added that
the Student Senate would
probably establish these
different communication
Another proposal would
free students from being
charged with double juris
diction Miss Bitner said.
As an example she said
that if a student stole
something in Lincoln he
' could be prosecuted by Lin
coln officials, but that he
could not be punished again
by University officials.
However, if this student
was representing the Uni
versity at some official
function or a convention
and stole something, he
could then be punished by
both local law enforcement
officers and by the Univer
sity, Miss Bitner said.
Another proposal would
allow students to determine
if their transcripts are
sent to their employers.
"We can not stop the Un
iversity from keeping rec
ord," Schulze said, "but
it is not an unreasonable
request to determine what
personal information can
be released.
comprises the major reason
for the establishment of a
Law school quarterly, accord
ing to Robert A. Feder.
Feder, a junior in the Law
College and editor of the
newly formed Nebraska
Transcript, explained that
the paper will primarily con
cern "current happenings In
the Law College itself and
current developments in the
field of law."
Such a publication, he con
' tinued, is hoped to make the
school closer, as the three
different groups will have a
chance "to find out more
about each other."
about each other."
Feder noted that the
paper is planned to consist
of four issues of four pages
t each and will contain much
' about the alumni.
"This ties in with the in
creasing pressure on law
schools to expand and a lack
of money provided for this
expansion," he said. "Some
universities look upon the
law school as a building on
the other end of campus
which is just there. We hope
the advent of the Transcript
will tie the law school closer
to the university and the
The paper will be circulated
free of charge to the 2,200
law students, faculty mem
bers and alumni.
Feder noted that the Trans
cript has an office in room
103 of the Law College and
has a staff consisting of an
advertising manager, a photo
grapher and a writing staff.
Printing costs, he said,
were paid from a stipend
from the alumni fund and
"The name, the Transcript,
reflects what the paper is,"
Feder said. According to le
gal definition, a transcript is
a record of events or happenings.
Student Bill Of
following is the full text of
the first rough draft of the
proposed University Student
Bill of Rights which - was
drafted by the ASUN Stu
dent Conduct Committee
Sunday night.
In order to establish and
to guarantee to the students
of the University of Nebras
ka those conditions indis
pensable to the achieve
ment of the objectives of
total education is a free
democratic society, the As
sociated Students of the Usi
versity of Nebraska hold the
following rights, and those
responsibilities inherent in
a right, essential to the
complete development of
the student as an individual
and as a responsible citizen
of that society:
1. The right of every per
son to be considered for ad
mission to the University of
Nebraska and student or
ganizations of that Univer
sity, without regard for or
inquiry into the applicant's
race, color, national origin,
religious creed, or political
2. The right of students
upon entering the Universi
ty of Nebraska to a clear
and concise statement of
their responsibilities to the
University of Nebraska.
3. The right of students
to maintain representative
democratic student govern
ment. 4. The right of students,
individually or in associa
tion with other individuals,
to engage freely in off-campus
activities, exercising
their rights and responsibil
ities as citizens of the com
munity, state, and nation,
provided they do not claim
to be officially representing
the University of Nebraka.
5. The right of students
Viet Nam People Search
For Freedom, Liberation
first part of this two-part
series, Howard Moffett, Col
legiate Press Service corre
spondent in South ( Viet
Nam, described primarily
in physical and organiza
tional terms the competition
between the Saigon govern
ment and the Viet Cong for
control over and support of
the population.
sides in the Viet Nam war
are using all the available
power they can muster to
gain support of the popula
tion. Yet, there is another
dimension to the conflict be
tween the elites of the gov
ernment and the Viet Cong,
and it is best expressed in
terms of their values.
One side claims a sincere
anti-colonialism refined by
fire through 21 years of
war. It emphasizes social
justice and especially the
abolition of privilege. It
travels closer to the ground,
and more often has suc
ceeded in identifying itself
with the simple virtues and
viewpoints of the peasantry.
Furthermore, It has often
succeeded in identifying all
civil authority, which t h e
peasant tends to view as
arbitrary and Inimical to
his interests, with the other
elite (both sides try to do
this). It stresses the neces
sity for social struggle, and
to wage this struggle it has
built up a system of au
thority which is unified and
centralized to the point of -regimentation.
Discipline is strict, and
apparently little deviation
from the official point of
view is tolerated lest the in
frastructure's effectiveness
be weakened. Personal
freedom and ambition seem
to be subordinated (some
times voluntarily, some
to choose their living envir
onment in accord with their
rights and responsibilities
as a citizen of a free dem
ocratic society.
6. The right of every stu
dent to exercise his full
rights and responsibilities
as a citizen in forming and
participating In campus, lo
cal, state, national and in
ternational organizations
and to publish and-or disse
minate his views and those
of his organization on or off
7. The right of students to
decide the content and
amount of his University
record, both academic and
personal, that is disclosed
to governmental and em
ployer representatives and
all other inquirers.
8. The right of students
to establish and petition
proper channels for changes
in curriculum, faculty, and
or policy.
9. The right of students
to fair and impartial pro
ceedings with substantive
and procedural due process
of the law in disciplinary
10. The right of students
who incur penalties pre
scribed by civil authorities
for violation of the law to
be free from institutional
authority which is used
merely to duplicate the
function of general laws.
Only where the institutions
interest as an academic
community are distinct
from those of the general
community should the spe
cial authority of the institu
tion be asserted.
11. The right of all stu
dents to participate, without
restriction, in student activ
ities of the University of
12. The right of students
employed by the University
of Nebraska to join or to
times not) to the collective
The other elite claims
nationalism, but has be
come increasingly reliant
on foreign arms and aid to
achieve it. It, too, speaks
of social justice and the
abolition of privilege, but it
lays greater stress on the
protection of personal free
doms, fortunes and points
of view. As a result, differ
ences often become outright
This elite is anything but
unified. It is riddled with
factions competing for in
fluence across political, re
ligious, regional and Insti
tutional lines. It has main
tained a significant degree
of personal and civil
liberty at the expense of the
continuation of privilege
and even organized corrup
tion. Yet this elite, heavily de
pendent on foreign aid be
cause of its own factional
ism and widespread cor
ruption, is unified in op
posing the regimentation
and loss of personal liberty
imposed by the other elite
in the areas it controls.
What is perhaps difficult
for American intellectuals
to understand is that, al
though they are often
abused by those in power
at any given time, the con
victions of the second elite
run as deep and sincere as
those of the first.
Liberation, Freedom
The issue is better ex
pressed by a leading Viet
namese intellectual, Ton
That Thien, in a recent
article in the Asia Maga
zine: "One may ask why the
Vietnamese fight, and
what has sustained them
for so long. The answer
can be summed up in two
form unions and enter into
collective bargaining.
13. The right of any stu
dent organization to enjoy
recognition by the ASUN
provided that these organ
izations comply with the
procedural regulations for
recognition as outlined by
the ASUN.
14. The right of students
and student organizations
to use campus facilities,
provided- the facilities are
used for the purpose con
tracted, subject only to such
regulations as are required
for scheduling.
15. The right of every stu
dent organization to conduct
research freely and to pub
lish, discuss, and exchange,
either publicly or privately,
any findings or recommen
dations. .
16. The right of students
and student organizations to
establish and issue publica
tions free of any censorship
or other pressure aimed at
controlling editorial policy,
with the free selection and
removal of editorial staffs
reserved solely to the organ
izations sponsoring these
17. The right of students
and student organizations to
invite and hear speakers of
their choice on topics of
their choice.
18. The right of all stu
dent organizations to decide
whether or not they have
faculty advisers and wheth
er or not they have chaper
ones at their functions. The
selection of faculty advisers
and-or chaperones (official
guests) shall be solely the
concern of that organiza
tion. 19. The enumeration of
rights herein shall not be
construed as to nullify or
limit any other rights pos
sessed by students.
words: liberation and free
dom. "Those are the aims for
which they have fought,
suffered and died, and for
which, I think, they will
continue to fight, suffer and
die. And they have found
the strength for it in the
belief that they fight for a
right cause (in Vietnamese
ghanh nghia).
So long as' they continue
to believe that their cause
is right, they will persist.
And who can convince them
that to fight suffer and die
for a r i g nt cause Is wrong?
"But the tragedy of Viet
Nam is that the Vietnamese
are divided into those who
believe in the primacy of
liberation, and those who
believe in the primacy of
freedom. The majority of
the first are in the North,
and the majority of the
second are in the South.
Neither the North's nor the
South's government offers
the Vietnamese people both)
liberation and freedom.
Each offers the Vietnamese
only half of what they
'Double Half-Offer'
"This double half-offer,
which gives the Vietnam
ese a sense of half-fulfillment
and unfinished busi
ness, is the major cause of
prolonged division and war,
with all its terrible conse
quences. For not only is
Viet Nam divided, but each
Vietnamese is torn internal
ly by violently conflicting
"As a citizen, he aspires
toward liberation, and as
an individual he aspires to
ward freedom. He cannot
give up any of those aspl-
Cont. On Pg. 3, Col. 1