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University of Nebraska
VOL. 90, NO. 85
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ASUN Presidential Candidates
Disagree On Housing Policies
By Cheryl Tritt
Senior Staff Writer
Disagreement over the
housing policy amendment of
the proposed student Bill of
Rights dominated a debate
among the four ASUN presi
dential candidates at Hyde
Park Thursday.
Students for Democratic
Society (SDS) candidate, Wes
Cooper, said his opponents
have two basic views toward
Article five of the Bill of
One of these views Cooper
said is the "Little Adminis
tration" which maintains that
political elite should decide
what the students want rath
er than the students them
selves. Board Of Regents
The main interests of t h e
other view he argued, include
going to the Board of Regents
to "supplicate" their help in
the implementation of the
Bill of Rights.
Cooper's platform supports
a third alternative to Article
five which was placed on the
ballot by a student petition.
This article states that "each
student has the right to
choose his own living en
vironment." It differs from
the original amendment by
the inclusion of the word
Ron Pfeifer supported the
original Article five and
maintained that alternative
amendment B, which states
that students should have an
"equitable role" in housing
policy decision, "is redund
ant." Force Dorm Living
"I am opposed to forcing
anyone to live in a dorm," he
said. T h e r e is some educa
tional value to dormitory liv
ing, he added, but it "could
greatly improve if the stu
dents want to live there."
He said he "considers the
original amendment as a
goal." Pfeifer admitted the
University "has contractual
obligations to keep the dormi
tories operational," but that
control should rest "with the
parents rather than the Uni:
Party for Student Action
candidate, Dick Schulze, sup
ported amendment B to Arti
cle five.
Not Legal Right
He commented that "it is a
student right to help formu
late policy," but that "select
ing your living unit is not a
legal right." Even citizens in
Hopefuls See Education Need
Senatorial candidates from
Graduate college and Engi
neering and Architecture and
Business Administration gen
erally agreed on the need for
a stronger student voice in
student government and on
the need for improved edu
cation. Graduate College
Eight students have filed
for the seven Graduate Col
lege seats.
Phil Boardman said he feels
he is qualified on the basis of
his experience in dormitory
government and ASUN com
mittee work.
Educational Issues
He said that he agr ees with
the PSA platform and thinks
it is important that the Sen
ate become involved with ed
ucational issues.
Roger Lott said he knows
the problems here intimately
because he has been here five
years. He said he also knows
the problems of the Univer
sity in relation to the state.
Mike Naden said he is in
terested in the Senate and its
issues and as a Senator would
take an active part in Senate
Firm Position
Al Spangler that his rec
ord shows that he is willing
to take a firm and enlight
ened position on the fun la
mental issues facing student
As an incumbent senator he
said he has "introduced a
number of bills in the Senate
with the intent of protect
ing the interests of the stu
dent body."
William Tooley, another in
cumbent ,said he could rep
Lincoln "can't live where
they want," he argued.
The original article gives a
black and white answer to a
"very complex problem," he
said, and this can't be done.
This is an example of stu
dents "attempting to make
decisions in a vacuum."
Maintaining his alternative
amendment "doesn't restrict,
but rather allows for achieve
ment, Schulze added that
these articles "are what we
have to work with. They are
not a declaration of rights
but amendments to the ASUN
Representing a fourth view
point, Rich Thompson said
he is remaining "open-minded"
about Article five.
He admitted that amend
ment B "would bring about
change," but that the original
article is a "moralistic prin
ciple." He added that the
other views toward article
five were "too rigid," and
suggested that this article
should "be deemphasized" in
the campaign.
Discussing other topics the
candidates presented sug
gestions for changing the
present method of selecting
the editor of the Daily Ne
braskan. Thompson stated that one
of his platform planks calls
for a student election of t h e
Publication Board members,
who in turn select the editor.
Currently, the Pub Board stu
dent members are appointed
by ASUN.
Faculty members are ap
pointed by faculty senate.
Schulze suggested that the
present method of selection
"If a student feels the edi
tor is not representing his
v i e w," Schulze argued, he
can go to the Publications
Board. Students who com
plain they are not being fair
ly treated by the press "are
not taking the right steps to
utilize existing channels," he
Represent Students
The chances for selecting a
good editor "are better" if
the members of Pub Board
are both representative of the
students and involved in jour
nalism, Pfeifer noted.
Cooper supported all-student
elections for selecting
the editor. People, who would
run for the office would be
qualified, he maintained, and
"would know what the stu
dent wanted."
The candidates also out
resent the views of graduate
students very well on specific
issues because it is important
that their voice be heard.
He added that he is very
well acquainted with organi
zation and procedures of the
The Daily Nebraskan was
unable to contact Frank Dal
lard, Alfred Fclber and Tom
E and A College
Fourteen dtudents have
filed for the four seats from
the College of Engineering
and Architecture.
George Carson said he has
served on two ASUN commit
tees during the past semes
ter, the Nebraska Student
Government Association and
the Government ffairs Com
mittees and he knows the
workings of the Senate.
Robert Dawson said he has
withdrawn for personal rea
sons. "Apathetic"
Larry Eldridge said the stu
dents in Engineering College
need a Senate representative
who is involved in Engineer
ing College activities. lie said
Students in Engineering
have been "terrifically apa
thetic," to student govern
ment, he stated and said that
he thought ASUN could be a
help to Engineering College if
Engineering Senators were
more involved with Engineer
ing activities as he is.
Mike Jess, an incumbent,
said his work in the Senate
and on the Student Conduct
committee qualifies him for
He stated that here is a
lined several of their plat
form proposals for about 300
students attending the debate.
Change Advisory System
Pfeifer proposed a change
in the advisory system of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
He cited the College of Busi
ness Administration as an ex
ample of the progress which
has been made in this area.
He explained that in this
college students are free to go
to any instructor they choose
for advice and counsel rather
than being assigned to a spe
cific advisor.
He suggested that the Ne
braska Free University be
accredited and agreed with
the SDS proposal that a stu
dent be represented on the
Board of Regents or that at
least one student be required
to attend board meetings.
Expand Counseling Service
An expansion of the ser
vices now offered by the Uni
versity Counseling Service
was also proposed by Pfeifer.
Schulze advocated the for
mation of a permanent com
mittee, similar to the existing
ad hoc housing committee,
which would formulate hous
ing policy.
He also proposed that
ASUN be incorporated. "Sen
ate can not change until they
can perform the services
which incorporation would
permit," he said.
'Golden' Sammy Davis
To Appear At Pershing
Block sales for the April 20
performance of Sammy Dav
is, Jr., will be held all day
Friday and until noon on
Monday in the Nebraska Un
ion Program Office, accord
ing to Phil Bowen, Nebraska
Union Special Events chair
man. Davis, one of the world's
most versatile entertainers,
will appear at 8:00 p.m. at
Lincoln's Pershing Auditori
um. General ticket sales will
begin Monday afternoon at
College Tour
Davis has gained interna
tional recognition as a danc
er, singer, actor and come
dian. His Nebraska appear
ance is part of a nationwide
college tour.
Davis began his career at
the age of two in a variety
need for students to become
more involved in the decision
making process and to have a
greater voice in the curricu
lum and decision making.
Work With Administration
Tom Kreiger said he favors
Amendment 5B and he favors
trying to work with the ad
ministration and University
officials to solve campus
Bob Pederson said the
ASUN will be unable to ac
complish anything next year
unless ASUN has full support
of students. He called on sen
ators to inform their consti
tuents to keep them in
terested in student govern
ment. Roger Stack said that stu
dent welfare is his primary
concern and that he would
consider the interests of his
constituents first in all Senate
He said that being president
of the ASUN associates and
on the Faculty Liaison Com
mittee has given him a good
background in student gov
ernment. Define Powers
John Stuart said he is in
terested inthe college and
wants to participate. He
called for a better definition
of the powers of student gov
ernment. Joel Thorson has with
drawn from the Senate race
because of a change in col
leges. Jim Wobig accused Engi
neering and Architecture in
cumbents of merely sitting
quietly in Senate meetings.
Students need a voice instead
of a body, he added.
"ASUN should move into
the area of education," he
maintained, by making an
evaluation of the Nebraska
Free University and utilizing
the Senate to expand educa
tion. Thompson said his plat
form "is characterized by the
inclusion of more specifics"
than the other campaign pro
posals. He proposed a solution to
the University parking prob
lem, suggesting that the state
fair grounds be utilized for
student parking and then
have shuttle buses to carry
students from the fair
grounds to the University
Thompson has also p r o
posed the establishment of a
student cooperative book
store. He agrees with the oth
er presidential candidates in
favoring the incorporation of
Advocating voluntary
membership in AWS, Coop
er's campaign planks also in
clude a campus-wide election
of the Daily Nebraskan edi
tor and a more active Uni
versity Counseling Service.
He also called for more re
spect for student's privacy in
th$ dormitories and for the
University Health Center to
distribute birth control pills
to any University women who
would request them.
act known as "Holiday in
Dixieland." When this act
disbanded Davis and his fath
er and an uncle, Bill Mastin,
formed the Bill Mastin Trio.
In 1954 Davis launched a
recording career and has
since appeared regularly on
the best-seller charts. In 1965
he starred in the Broadway
musical comedy, "Mr. Won
derful." Movies
He has also appeared in
such motion pictures as "Por
gy and Bess," "Ocean's Ele
ven," "Sergeants Three,"
"Robin and the Seven Hoods"
and a remake of "Threepen
ny Opera."
Following his college tour
Davis plans to go to London
to star in "Golden Boy," his
smash Broadway hit.
The Daily Nebraskan was
unable to contact Martin -Prince,
Roger Psota and Den
nis Schalte.
Bus Ad College '
Thirteen students have filed
for the four seats in the Col
lege of Business Administra
tion. Cheryl Adams noted that
AWS Falls Within
ASUN Jurisdiction
' In a Student Senate declar
atory judgment announced
Thursday, AWS was found to
fall within the power of
A petition filed by the ex
ecutive branch of ASUN
raised the question of the re
lationship between AWS and
ASUN and asked for a de
claration. The opinion of the
court was written by Associ
ate Justice Klein.
Opinion Cited
The opinion cited Article II
of the ASUN constitution
which states that the purposes
of ASUN are "... to act as
the supreme student govern
ing body a the regulation and
coordination of all phases of
student self government. . ."
The court says that ASUN
is clearly empowered as su
perior to all other campus
groups or organizations
whether or not structured as
a government.
A representative from AWS
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Ridenour In IDA Veep
Win By Plurality Of 173
Brian Ridenour, Cather's
IDA representative was elect
ei Inter-Dormitory Associa
tion (IDA) vice-president in
Thursday's residence hall
The results of the election,
which drew 1,112 voters, are
as follows:
Brian Ridenour 505
Rollie Dvorak 332
Paul Canarsky 243
Void-ballots 32
Ridenour, a sophomore
business administration ma
jor from Ravenna, belongs to
Phi Eta Sigma, a freshman
honorary society and the sym
phonic band. He is a former
Cather floor secretary and
vice president and served as
Cather activities chairman
this year.
"I will do my best to ful
fill the position," he said,
"and I hope to work closely
with Mr. Fryar (IDA presi
dent John Fryar)."
had argued before the court
that AWS was not an organi
zation within the meaning of
the ASUN constitution. When
the court considered various
organizational and structural
provisions of the AWS consti
tution, it was decided that
AWS could be given "no im
munity from the authority
and power granted to
ASUN. . ."
The opinion said that if
AWS had been granted au
thority for self government in
the area of women's housing
rules, that authority is sub
ject to ASUN.
Newly elected AWS Presi
dent Ann Windle said that she
does not agree with this de
claration, pointing out that it
is not legally binding. She
said that the question of AWS
autonomy is a subject that is
being looked into by AWS and
will be brought up this se
mester after research has
been completed.
He continued, "I think that
since all the offices are filled
it is time to move forward
with the ideas such as in
vestigating the tuition in
crease, dormitory allocations
and improving the dormitory
He said that the IDA will
generally improve the resi
dence hall system and should
begin plans of setting up the
initial student government for
the new dormitory complex
housing 1,500 students that is
scheduled to open next fall.
"I hope Paul Canarsky
and Rollie Dvorak continue to
be active in the organization
and provide leadership for
it," he added.
Fryar Excellent
"Fryar is an excellent pres
ident and he offers good lead
ership for the IDA," he said
"and I will enjoy working for
and under him."
Canarsky, Abel sophomore,
who lost in his second vice
presidencial bid after being
defeated earlier for the post
by present IDA scholastic di
rector Nancy Martson, said
"I would like to express con
gratulations to Brian Riden
our and I am sure the IDA
will function to benefit the en
tire system under capable
leaders," he said.
In commenting that the
election turnout "wasn't very
large," election committee
supervisor Ted Suhr wished
the "best of luck to Ridenour.
I know he'll do a fine job."
Racial Discrimination
Is Topic Of Conference
Racial discrimination will
be the theme of this year's
Greek Week Conference, ac
cording to Gene Hohensee,
president of IFC.
The conference, to be held
this Saturday, will feature
three speakers and group
discussions. Hohensee said.
Changing Role
The first speaker, John
Davis, national traveling
Dvorak, a mathematics ma
jor from Clarkson, is present
ly Selleck vice president and
a member of Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, a professional music
fraternity and Gamma Lamb
da, a band honorary.
Canarsky, currently Abel
Sandoz Intramural Director
and chairman of the Abel
Sandoz Food Committee, is
an English major from Rosa
lie. The election was the result
of an Inter-Dormitory Coordi
nating Committee (IDCC) rul
ing declaring Miss Martson
ineligible for insufficient
length of residency in Univer
sity residence halls.
Miss Martson, a transfer
student from Cottey Colleg
in Nevada, Mo., has only
lived in University residence
halls since the start of the
present academic year, leav
ing her less than three monthi
shy of the required year'i
residency as stated in the
IDA constitution.
Ridenour, Fryar, treasurer
Larry Anderson and the un
announced secretary will
form the IDA executive com
mittee, which serves as a co
ordinating body between the
executive and legislative
branches of the association.
Vice-presidential duties in
clude assuming the presi
dent's duties in his absence,
serving as president if the
presidency is vacated and
acting as advisor and coordi
nator of IDA committees.
counselor of Pi Kappa Phi
fraternity, will speak on the
"Changing Role of Fraterni
ties on Campus."
Kent C. Owen, national di
rector of fraternity education
of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
will speak on "National Fra
ternities and Discrimination"
and a University student.
Bob Pickens, will speak on
"Discrimination Viewed Locally".
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