The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1967, Image 1

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Stlifly Worded IFC Report Suggests . . .
ef erred Rush Causes
Senior Staff Writer
Editor's Note: This is the
second of two articles on the
deferred rush report prepared
by the Interfraternity Execu
tive Committee fqr the Board
of Regents.
Interfraternity Council will
tell the Board of Regents on
Friday that changing the
fraternity rush system would
create more problems than
it solves.
This conclusion, made on
the basis of a summer-long
study of the merits of de
ferred rush, will be conveyed
to the Regents by IFC in a
12-page, strongly worded re
port which was released last
The report was prepared at
the request of the Regents,
who are studying the feasibil
Monday, September 25,
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SOAP BOX ORATOR . . . Don Sutton, a member of
Students for a Democratic Society, offers his point of
view during a lively Hyde Park session.
SDS To Clarify
Position; Issues
The decision to focus at
tention on the draft or on
campus issues this semester
is presently under discussion
by the Students for a Demo
cratic Society, according to
Cater Chambley, SDS mem
ber. The group hopes to clarify
the situation at their Wednes
day meeting at which time
they will also elect a new set
of executives.
SDS has several projects
in the planning stage but as
yet nothing is too definite,
said Chambley.
The Nebraska chapteY of
SDS, however, plans to send
two voting delegates and sev
eral of their members to the
national SDS convention at
Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 6
through 8.
AI Spangler and George
Builders To Sponsor
Big Red Buffalo Hunt
University students will test
their sleuthing aptitudes at
the Builders-sponsored Big
Red Buffalo Hunt Oct. 15.
Groups of four students
each can compete in this
scavenger hunt for various
prizes, according to Gail Skin
ner, Builders committee
chairman. An entry fee of
$1.50 per person will be
charged and the proceeds will
be donated to the Nebraska
Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Students can obtain entry
blanks for the scavenger hunt
beginning Oct. 2 in University
living units anil in both Ne
braska and East Unions.
Prizes for the four first
place winners will include
free passes to the Cooper
Theatre, free meals at East
ity of switching to a deferred
rush system. It was released
just after a similar study on
deferred rush made by Pan
hellenic. The study analyzes a num
ber of "problem areas" of
ten cited in early rush, in
cluding the demands of
pledgeship, the effect of de
ferred rush on freshmen,
campus leadership and the
financial aspect of deferred
IFC admits that pledgeship
does make demands on a
freshman's time. The study
cites a similar report by the
Northwestern University IFC
which concluded that pledges
spend about seven hours a
week for such activities as
meetings, cleanup projects,
intramurals and social events.
Figuring that students spend
Olivarri were named as dele
gates with Cater Chambley
and Jerry Hutchens as alter
nates. Chambley stated that SDS
hopes to have a regional con
ference here sometime dur
ing November. They also
plan to hold an Angry Arts
Festival concurrently with
the conference.
Other plans under consider
ation include a dorm speaking
tour and a speakers program.
Chambley said by speaking
to dorm residents SDS hopes
to inform the students of their
organization and their posi
tion on campus and national
Concerning the speakers
program, Chambley said that
SDS wants to bring in people
from -other campuses to speak
on current issues.
Hills Country Club and tickets
to the Colorado-Nebraska
football game Oct. 21.
Tickets for the per-
formance of Peter, Paul
and Mary at Pershing
Municipal Auditorium
at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 will
be on sale in the Ne- 5
9 braska Union Monday. 5
Previous appearances 1
of the folk-singing group
5 in Lincoln have at-
f tracted crowds of about
7,500. according to the I
Pershing box office.
Tickets sell for $4, $3 f
and $2.50. H
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about 45 hours a week in aca
demic pursuits (30 hours of
study and 15 hours in class),
IFC says "an additional sev
en hours or even ten hours
per week for fraternity ac
tivities would create no hard
ship."' The report says that frater
nities put concern for scholar
ship above their concern for
activities. It also emphasizes
that training in social skills
and participating in intra
mural sports are, and should
be, important aspects of the
freshman program.
It raises the problem that
deferred rush might involve
a further imposition on a stu
dent's time, since "it would
have to be held while school
is in session.
"Even though it could be
conducted on weekends, there
n student
Bv Ed Icenogle
Senior Staff Writer
Student senator Al Spang
ler is seeking settlement of
at least one aspect of the
student housing controversy
through an ASUN Court deci
sion. Spangler said Sunday he
plans to ask a student Court
decision on the status of an
amendment approved by the
students in last spring's
voting on the Student Bill of
Rights. ...
Spangler accused the Board
of Regents and the ASUN ex
ecutives of "choosing to
ignore that the students
should have their own voice."
"That's why I am trying to
get this decision," he said.
The senator indicated htat'
the progress of the entire Bill
Charity Selection
Opens AUF Drive
All University Fund, the
only campus organization au
thorized to solicit for charities,
has begun its fall drive.
An election in each living
unit Monday will determine
which charities will receive
the donations.
Off-campus students may
vote by indicating their
choices on the ballot below
and placing it in the desig
nated box in the north lobby
of the Nebraska Union.
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jj Thomas A. Doolpy
Foundation, Inc.
This foundation was established
in memory of Dr. Dooley, who
Ibelieved young Americans should
?et involved, not Just be quiet
observers of the world's critical
nroblems. A "private enterprise
Peace Corps", the foundation op-
rates eleven medical aid and
itraining programs among the peo
iples of five Asian nations, in
cluding India, Vietnam, Laos and
IVted Cerebral Palsy
The primary objective of this
iroup is service to all cerebral
oalsied,' and the eventual develop
ment of methods of prevention
of cerebral palsy through re
search. National Association for
Mental Health
i The association encourages re
isearch in the behavioral and bio
ilogical sciences, supports com
imunity mental health services,
field services, and professional
feducation and training of workers.
United Service
Organizations (CSO)
The USO serves the welfare
needs of U.S. servicemen at home
and overseas. It provides enter
tainment, servicemen's clubs in
deluding 8 in Vietnam), help with
ipersonal problems through coun
selors and religious leaders.
American Cancer Society
(Nebr. organization)
I This society provides funds for
cancer research, cancer clinics,
jjand diagnostic centers, rehabili
itation of cancer victims, plus
money for professional education.
I Nebraska Heart Association
would be considerable pres
sure and tension on both fra
ternity men and freshmen."
Quoting from the North
western IFC report it says:
"Deferred rush prolongs
tension for those men inter
ested in joining a fraternity.
"Deferred rush deprives
student and fraternity of an
appreciable portion . of under
graduate fraternity experi
ence. "Deferred rush will reduce
effective guidance fraternities
can provide pledges at a
time when they need it most."
The report also challenges
the popular notion that de
ferred rush would help build
freshman class unity and loy
alty to the University, calling
them "nebulous concepts at a
university as large as ours."
IFC emphasizes the impor
tance of Greek participation
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University of Nebraska
of Rights "has not turned out
as I hoped." He charged that
it has not been pursued.
"It seems to be a very
much forgotten thing,"
Spangler said. "I thought it
would lead to a confrontation
with the Regents."
The form of the Bill of
Rights was finalized by the
Student Senate last spring
and approved in the Senate
elections. At that time a con
troversial Article 5B and an
amendment, sponsored by the
Students for a Democratic
Society, were voted on fa
vorably at the same time.
The SDS amendment,
which was approved by a
vote of 3,001 for and 2,191
against appears to be in con
flict with Article 5B.
Article 5B, proposed by
Students should choose five
of the following: Thomas A.
D o o 1 e y Foundation Inc.,
United Cerebral Palsy, Na
tional Association for Mental
Health, United Service Organ
ization, American Cancer So
ciety, Nebraska Heart Asso
ciation, Larc School, Orphan's
Foundation Fund Inc., Nation
al Multiple Sclerosis Society,
and National Society for Pre
vention of Blindness.
This is an independent, volun-
tary health agency concerned with
the broad cardiovascular field
heart attack, stroke, high blood
pressure and many others. Pro-
grams are maintained in the areas
of research, professional educa-
tion, public education, and com-
munity service.
LARC School
The Lancaster School for Re-
tarded Children is aimed at de-
veloping the retarded child and
young adult in all life skills, teach
him socialization and build a
strong body through physical edu-
cation and through teaching prop-
er health habits. 1
Orphan's Foundation Fund, Inc.
This is a charity that depends
entirely on donations. It supports.!
in Korea, 700 children in an or-
phanage with about 200 employees!
to care for them. The Founda-1
tion needs help financially in
finding homes either In Korea
or America for the adoptablel
children. Dr. Manley, formerly of
the history department, is a spon-l
sor of this charity fund.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The society conducts research!
into the cause, cure and preven-f
tion of MS. and also conducts:
programs of public education and
training and services to MS vic-
tims. !
National Society for
Prevention of Blindness I
They specialize in public edu-
cation to prevent glaucoma, eye!
accidents, cataract blindness, and!
to encourage check-ups and care!
for all children and adults. 1
in campus activities, noting
that such participation must
begin in the freshman year.
"Activities are a major
part of a well-rounded edu
cation," the report comments.
"It is imperative in most ac
tivities that people become
involved as freshman." '
The report says that the
largest percentage of students
involved in campus activi
ties, even at the worker lev
el, are from fraternities and
sororities, although Greeks
make up only 20 per cent of
the student population.
"Pledges receive leader
ship training from the begin
ning of their pledgeship," it
says. "Deferred rush would
defer this training."
IFC argues that several
houses would be placed in
serious financial jeopardy if
Settlement Sought
Housing Controversy
ASUN president Dick
Schulze, stated that students
have an equitable role "in the
formulation of housing policy
which allows maximum indi
vidual choice."
Article 5B was approved by
3,089 students, while 2,125 vo
ters approved alternative 5A
(not the amendment) and 229
voted "no" to both 5B and 5A.
Voted on separately from
these is the amendment for
which Spangler is seeking a
Upon ratification by the
students, the other sixteen
articles of the Bill of Rights
became amendments to the
ASUN Constitution, according
to Schulze.
The SDS-sponsored article
also passed, but was not in
corporated as an ASUN con
stitutional amendment.
"I hope this court case will
revitalize some of the interest
in the Bill of Rights," Spang
ler said.
Schulze said last week the
Bill is in a "transitional"
state, that is. a part of t h e
ASUN Constitution and not
yet part of University policy.
He had expressed the hope
that it would be adopted
"structure" that will allow
the student voice to have
some say in University
Spangler said, "I really
don't think the Board of Re
gents is going to make any
radical changes.
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THE CAL TJADER SOUND . . .'a driving rhythm section and his mellow vibes
capture more than 3,000 students in a jazz concert on the Sheldon Art Gtilery steps
Friday afternoon.
Hh a a
a deferred system were im
plemented. Such a situation
would arise because of va
cancies in chapter houses,
created when those houses did
not take a fall pledge class.
Jerry McCracken and Cor
win Moore, Interfraternity
Board of Control members,
calculate each chapter would
lose an average of $23,500 if
rush were deferred a year.
Even if all men living in
apartments were to move in,
the loss would be about $4,
500 per fraternity, the report
It adds, "several years ago
the University encouraged
construction of frater
nity houses, many of which
still have outstanding mort
gages. The loss of revenue
which deferred rush might
cause would force these
houses to discontinue opera
tion." "If the Regents are not
satisfied, they would have
changed things before this."
Spangler also expressed
dissatisfaction with the ad
ministration's attempts to
impute the students' ex
pressed views into their decision-making.
"I'm not satisfied with the
Regents' housing decision,"
Spangler said. "We have
their promise, but no guar
antee." This first amendment was
approved overwhelmingly by
the students as were all
articles except Article 5.
The second amendment to
the ASUN Constitution says
that students have the right
of a statement of their con
tractual rights.
Amendment 3 states that
students have the right to a
democratic government.
That students have the
right to equitable participa
tion in the making of Uni
versity policy was the fourth
Amendment 6 grants the
students the right to free dis
cussion in the classroom.
Amendment 7 allows that
students have the right to "an
unprejudiced evaluation of
academic work."
The right for students to
determine what is included
in their academic record is
Amendment 8.
Amendment 9 gives the stu
dents the right to invite
speakers, to publish and to
r i l r: r t
IFC emphasizes its report
is necessarily incomplete,
since the group was required
to prepare it during the sum
mer months. If the group had
more time, "it could have ob
tained data directly applic
able to this campus," by:
Sending questionnaires to
fraternity members and
pledges to get their views on
freshman fraternity life.
Interviewing those people
who have depledged.
Interviewing counsel
ors and housing directors
about dormitory behavior.
Nevertheless, IFC con
cluded, "if fraternities are
good at all, it would logical
ly follow that one would bene
fit more from four years of
fraternity experience than
from a shorter period of af
filiation." Vol. 91, No. 8
broadcast without censorship.
The students have the right
to contract or use University
facilities, according to Amend
ment 10.
Amendment 11 states that
students have the right to
participate in off-campus ac
tivities when not claiming to
represent the University.
Amendment 12 gives the
students the right to due pro
cess in all acadmeic and dis
ciplinary matters.
That students should ba
free from University disci
pline as a result of a civil or
criminal violation, providing
that they do not break a Uni
versity rule simultaneously is
Amendment 13.
Amendment 14 encountered
the heaviest opposition, other
than Article 5.
The amendment, which was
approved 3,452-1,555, gives
the students who work for the
University the right to form
The only other amendment
to meet such opposition was
the ninth, which passed 4,037
1,415. The fifteenth amendment
granted the right of student
organizations to be recog
nized by the ASUN, providing
that they comply with ASUN
procedural regulaitons.
The last amendment stated
that the students have the
right to participate in student
activities provided that they
meet the activities' require
ments. II ' 1
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