The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 15, 1967, Image 1

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1967
University of Nebraska
VOL. 90, NO. 76
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DAILY NEBRASKAN REPORTER . . . queries one of the
Student Poll .
Views
Shows
A Daily Nebraskan poll of
more than 250 students indi
cates overwhelming support
for permitting all students
except freshmen to choose
their own living environment.
Seventy-two per cent of the
students polled said they
thought sophomores, juniors
and seniors should be per
mitted to live where they
chose but freshmen should
live in University housing.
Seventy-eight per cent of
the .girls favored requiring
freshmen to live in Univer
sity housing and sixty-six per
cent of the men agreed with
this.
Twenty-eight per cent of
the students said they
-r thought students should be
.- permitted to chose their own
living envirnment regardless
of grade standing.
Eighty-two per cent "of the
men and 90 per cent of the
women said they were op
posed to the present system
of leeting men live where they
wish and requiring women to
live in University housing.
Students who oppose pres
ent policies cited such things
as "equal rights" for men
Housing
By Grades
Discussed
The consensus of the Ad
Hoc Housing committee at
their meeting Tuesday after
noon was that sophomores
should be allowed to live in
the special approval cate
gory. The special approval cate
gory for off-campus housing
provides that a manager be
in the building who would
maintain a study atmos
phere. The housing would be
specifically for students and
not mixed with society.
The provision that a man
ager be within the building
allows for the student to have
personal contact with an in
dividual on a regular basis.
As Dr. Floyd Hoover, a
member of the committee
noted, if the student became
sick, in most apartments no
' body would know about it.
However, with this stipula
tion the manager could aid
the student if necessary.
Marv Almy, chairman of
the committee, stressed that
the provision for sophomores
was only the consensus of the
housing committee and that
it was not the final opinion.
Parental Approval
The committee also dis
cussed the provisions for par
ental approval. It was de
cided that parental approval
in regard to housing would
have to be more than a yes
or no answer.
The parent would be in
formed of the specific qualifi
cations' of the particular liv
ing unit that their child had
requested.
; The committee will meet
again Saturday morning to
further explore University
housing and to study possible
changes.
in housing poll,
On Housing
Choice Wanted
and women as the basis of
their opinion. -
One coed opposed re
quiring people to live in
dorms because of the cost.
"I'm sure there are people
who might not be able to af
ford to go to school because
of housing costs. If they can
find better accommodations
for less money I don't think
they should be prevented,"
she said.
Some students said they
felt extending women's hours
and keeping the present poli
cy of no hours for men would
help make the dorms more
acceptable.
Another student said if the
dorms were sound-proof so
students could study better
they might be more desir
able. The impersonality of the
dorms was another point of
opposition to some students.
"I see housing as a Uni
versity effort to stamp out
individuality," a freshman
coed stated. "When you
check into your room you
check out of your soul at the
same time."
Students who supported
Senior Keys Implemented ...
Pam Hedgecock Summarizes
1966 AWS Board Achievements
Accomplishments of the
1966-67 AWS Board were
summarized by out-g o i n g
AWS President Pam Hedge
cock at the installation ban
quet held Tuesday.
In the judicial area, Miss
Hedgecock stated a general
goal of liberalization and sim
plification of the rules, mak
ing them more flexible for
the women students.
AWrS has implemented the
senior key system, and sug
gested its extension with par
ental permission to all wom
en with junior and senior
standing, and to those wom
en who are 21.
Other accomplishments in
the judicial field included the
extension of freshman hours
to 11 p.m., simplification of
the records procedure and
the lifting of the penalty for
the "automatic campus."
AWS has also deemed special
permission of 1:30 or 2:00
nights to go home or out-of-town
as no longer necessary.
The organization has delet
ed the apartment ruling,
made visiting hours corre
spond with the individual liv
ing unit, and lifted the re
striction on women beng in
the men's living units.
The proposal of the Consti
tutional Convention and ap
pointment of a chairman,
along with changes in the
present AWS Constitution
by AWS.
Changes in the Constitution
include the establishment of
new election procedures; the
system of having a primary
election now replaces slat
ing of candidates.
250 students participating
University housing regula
tions said there are rules in
every society and no matter
where you live you will have
to abide by them.
A number of students said
they think sophomore wom
en are not capable of living
off-campus without regula
tions. One male student said he
thinks there should be no
general freedom from rules
because he didn't trust girls.
Several women living in a
sorority house said requiring
freshmen men to live in dor
mitories would help the
Greek system because it
would give them only two al
ternatives. Most students said they
feel that with parental con
sent students shoul be al
lowed to live off-campus.
One coed commented that
"most parents are conscienti
ous and would not permit
their children to live in any
housing that is not respecta
ble." Some would extend this to
freshmen girls while others
favor requiring freshmen
women to live in the dorms.
In the program area, AWS
has instigated the AWS News
letter and AWS Handbook.
According to Miss Hedge
cock, "these are two entire
ly new projects with the goal
of increasing the communica
tion between the AWS Board
and its constituents in mind."
Included in Focus on Co
omen
r v
This Friday and Saturday
will mark the 26th year that
girls have been included in
the cast of the Kosmet Klub
Spring Show. This year's pro
duction boasts sixteen female
roles.
After 20 years of segrega
tion, Kosmet Klub, under the
leadership of president Leo
Cooksley, broke the sex bar
rier and announced, on
March 16, 1941 that the
Spring Show cast would be in
tegrated. Founded in 1911
Kosmet Klub was founded
in 1911 as a men's dramatic
society by several members
of the junior class. The pur
pose of the organization was
to produce a competitive all
male skit revue each autumn
and an original musical
comedy each spring, which
also had an all-male cast un
til 1941.
The all-male skit revue has
survived almost unchanged to
this day s the Kosmet Klub
Fall Review. The spring
Show has changed several
times. First, when the c a s t
was made co-educational in
1941; later, in 1951 when the
original plays were aban
IDCC
To Be
Faced with deciding the el
igibility of tlie Inter-Dormitory
Association (IDA) vice-president-elect,
the Inter-Dormitory
Coordinating Commit
tee (IDCC) has called a spe
cial meeting for 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Abel Hail.
At the meeting the IDCC
will determine the eligibility
status of the IDA's newly
elected vice-president Nancy
Martson, Selleck sophomore,
who defeated Paul Canarsky,
Abel sophomore, March 9 by
a 1,143 to 71 vote to win the
vice-presidential election.
The dispute arises over the
officers' qualifications section
of the IDA constitution which
SDS Adopts Platform
For ASUN Candidates
The Students for a Demo
cratic Society adopted a plat
form for its ASUN candidates
Tuesday night.
Generally, t h e platform
advocates "m ore student
voice in policy-making deci
sions," according to SDS
president George Oliverri.
The outstanding planks of
Election Results
In AWS Senior
Representatives
An AWS run-off election
held Monday, March 13, re
sulted in the election of
three Senior Board Mem
bers. New members of the
AWS Board representing
the senior class are: Dianne
McDonald, Tish Hoyt and
Elaine Kallos. These women
will serve with President
Ann Windle and Vice-Presidents
Steph Tinan and
Susie Sitorius in compris
ing the Senior Board.
Votes were as follows:
Dianne McDonald 65
Tish Hovt 61
Elaine Kallos &
Jan Binger 52
Jane Klimes 48
Susan Henderson 44
One hundred nine votes
were cast in the election.
eds is a cultural program at
Sheldon Art Gallery, a wom
en's interest display in the
Nebraska Union, and a voca
tional seminar, bringing out
standing Nebraska women of
the career world into a dis
cussion situation with Univer
sity women, Miss Hedgecock
stated.
Make 26th KK
doned in favor of long-run
Broadway musical comedy
successes.
Original Plays
Typical of the old style
plays were "Petrified For
est" by Robert Sherwood,
s t a g e d in 1936, and "Torso
del Torro" by Flick and
Soldevilla, staged in 1941.
"Petrified Forest" was a
small Broadway play and
"Torso del Torro" was an
amateur production.
Among the plays produced
since 1951 are: Kiss Me Kate,
Annie Get Your Gun, The
Pajama Game, The Unsink
able Molly Brown and How
to Succeed in Business With
out Really Trying.
KK In Top 2 Terceat
Kosmet Klub is now ranked
in the top three per cent of
the amateur theatrical pro
duction groups in the nation,
according to a Kosmet Klub
publication.
Tickets to the 26th Spring
Show with a co-educational
cast, Irma la Douce, are on
sale from Kosmet Klub work
ers and in a booth in the Ne
braska Union at $2.50 and
13.00.
Vice - President's Status
Considered At Meeting
states each member of the
executive council (president,
treasurer) must have been a
resident of a University resi
dence hall for at least one
year.
Transfer Student
Miss Martson, a transfer
student from Cottey College
in Nevada, Missouri, has
lived in the residence hall
only since the start of the
present academic year leav
ing her less than three
months shy of a full years'
residence at a University re
sidence hall.
The IDCC, which is func
tioning as the IDA Council,
election committee and
the sixteen-plank platform in
clude a student member to
the Board of Regents elected
by the students, a free com
muter plan for students who
must travel between East and
City campuses for curricu
lum reasons, . and selecting
the editor of the Daily Ne
braskan by a campus-wide
election.
Further plans were made
for the April 30 draft teach
in. Four broad areas of dis
cussion were announced: the
legality of the draft, the vali
dity of the 25 deferment, the
effects of the draft upon mod
ern American society, and
non-cooperation.
Final Bill Of Rights
For Student Senate
By Cheryl Tritt
Senior Staff Writer
Six months of work will be
culminated Wednesday when
t h e ASUN Student Conduct
Committee presents the final
Bill of Rights document for
Student Senate action.
The senate will not ratify
the Bill, Dick Schulze, Stu
dent Conduct Committee
chairman said, but will ap
prove or reject placing indi
vidual articles on the ballot
in the ASUN elections April
12.
Decision Wednesday
A decision on the Bill must
be reached by midnight
Wednesday if the Bill is to ap
pear on the election ballot.
If University students rati
fy the proposed amendments
to the ASUN constitution, the
Bill will then be sent to t h e
Faculty Committee on Stu
dent Affairs for approval.
The Board of Regents will
have the final vote on the
ratification of the Bill.
All Must Approve
Schulze stressed the Bill of
Rights will not go into effect
unless all thre6 groups ap
prove it.
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KK BILLBOARD . . . advertises its spring show to NU students
Court until the officials are
sworn in Thursday will have
the final decision as to wheth
er three-fourths of a year con
stitutes a full academic year.
Informed sources told the
Daily Nebraskan that in the
event Miss Martson is de
clared ineligible to hold of
fice, the position will be of
fered to her opponent, Car
arsky. Appoint Vice-President
If Canarsky, the present
Abel-Sandoz Intramural Di
rector, declines to accept the
offer, the constitution states
that the IDA president would
appoint a vice-president with
the approval of the Council.
"I would be quite dis
appointed if I was declared
ineligible," Miss Martson
said, "since I won the elec
tion and I've put quite a bit
of planning into what I would
do if I was the IDA vice
president." She added that she would
be disappointed if her pro
posed plans couldn't be ful
filled. Almost Eligible
"Since I've been here al
most a year I thought it
would be almost enough to be
eligible for the election," she
said.
She added that she was un
aware of her powers to de
fend herself as "I haven't
really considered if the com
mittee decided I was ineli
gible." She said she turned her ap
plication into "someone (elec
tion committee chairman
Ted Suhr) who knew I was
It is important the "stu
dents' position on the Bill be
shown by a large turn-out at
the polls," he said. Universi
ty students will show their
determination to achieve
. these rights, he added, "by
voting on election day rather
than by active demonstra
tions." The Bill of Rights, if rati
fied, will be a "statement of
objectives which ASUN will
work to implement," he ex
plained. He added that im
mediate implementation of
all the articles would be "un
likely." Economic Situation
Schulze cited Article 5 as
an example, because "t h e
present economic situation at
the University," will make it
impossible for every student
to choose his own living en
vironment as the article
states.
He added the rights stated
in Article four "would have
to e v o 1 v e," and students
must first decide in what
areas "they want equitable
participation in the policy
making decisions."
The eight members of the
Appearance
a transfer student and that
I hadn't lived here a year
and he didn't say I was in
eligible. He simply said he
was glad that I was running
for the office."
Situation Not Realized
Suhr explained that when
the application was original
ly turned into the election
committee, no one realized
Miss Martson was ineligible
according to constitutional
qualifications.
"It just didn't click in my
mind that she was ineligible
when she handed the appli
cation to me," Suhr said, "un
til the Tuesday night before
the election when it hit me
like a flash."
"I explained to Nancy that
the chances were high that
she would be declared ineli
gible if she won the election
and that it might not be
worth the time nor the effort
to continue with the cam
paign." he said.
Martson Emphatic
Shur said Miss Martson
was 'emphatic' that she
wanted to continue with her
subsequently successful cam
paign. Unable to predict the
IDCC's ruling on the matter,
Suhr said "It's most unfor
tunate this situation has aris
en as someone who has
worked as hard to win the
election may be denied the
position."
He added that he hopes, fhe
advantages gained from the
organization aren't lost" be
cause of "this unfortunate situation."
Slated
Action .
Student Conduct Committee
met Monday, to write the
final draft for the Bill,
Schulze said.
Final Document
The final document con
tains 16 articles. Two state
ments concerning student
rights in the classroom were
added to the original draft
and several articles were
combined and reworded, he
explained.
He said the committee
unanimously approved the
sixteen articles of the bill ex
cept number five and num
ber 13.
The controversial Article
Five which gives all students
the right to choose their liv
ing quarters was approved
by a 5-3 vote.
Dissenting committee
members, were Mike Nerud,
Mike Jess and Schulze.
Schulze said the three mem
bers wanted the article to
state that students have an
"equal role in formulating
housing policy which would
allow for maximum individu
al choice" in the selection of
living environments.
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