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Thursday, September 28, 1967 " University of Nebroska Vol. 91 No. 10
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The University's 1967-68 en
rollment stands at 18.004 stu
dents, almost 500 students few
er than had been projected,
according to figures released
Wednesday by the Registrar's
This represents an increase
of nearly 1.000 students over
last year's enrollment of 17,
051. the 11th consecutive an
nual increase in stifdent pop
ASUN Appoints Spangler
To Head Viet Committee
A number of appointments
and a speech by the presi
dent of the Nebraska Inter
national Associaton domi
' nated the proceedings of the
regular meeting of ASUN,
Al Spangler was named
chairman of the Ad Hoc Sen
ate Committee on Vietnam at
Wednesday's Senate meeting.
Also named to the commit
tee, which will arrange a sem
inar and University referen
dum on the war in Vietnam,
were Kris Bitner, Mark
Schreiber, Phil Bowen and
Mike Jess.
ASUN President Dick
.Schulze also announced the
appointment of Terry Schaaf
as an associate justice of the
Student Court, filling the seat
vacated by Ron Bellamy.
Nebraska International As
sociation President Mohninder
Atwal spoke to the Senate on
the problems faced by for
eign students at the Uni
versity. "Many foreign students feel
isolated from the campus,"
Atwal said, explaining that
they had little contact with
University students.
The students from other
countries have most of their
contact with University fac
ulty, he said.
Atwal also expressed con
cern that the University fra
ternities and sororities had
made no effort to accept for
eign students. -
"They (foreign students)
are never admitted." he ?aid,
"even if they are willing to
pay out of their own pocket."
Reaches 18,000 Mark
ulation. In 1957-58 the enroll
ment totalled 8,134.
University officials s p e c u
lated that the military situa
tion coupled with the in
creased board and room costs
and tuition raises caused the
enrollment to fall short of the
18,500 figure that had been
Included in the 1967-68 to
tal are 574 students on the
Atwal asked for a com
mittee to deal with these
problems. T h e Senate re
ferred the Welfare Committee
to work with the NIA in im
proving the students' situa
tion. .
In other Senate business
Susie Phelps resigned her po
sition on the Senate Electoral
Commission, which man.fcs
the University's elections.
Mike Jess was elected by the
senators to fill the vacancy.
Miss Phelps indicated that
her duties with the Nebraska
Free University made it im
possible for her to devote time
to the Commission.
The Senate passed by voice
vote Schaaf 's appoint ment to
the Student Court.
ASUN First V i c e-President
Gene Pokorny also requested
that a Senate meeting be con
ducted at Abel Hall.
Without objection the Sen
ate's meeting next Wednesday
was moved there.
Pokorny also mentioned
the need for committee work
ers, especially for the Elec
toral Commission.
Ed Hilz, electoral commis
sioner,, appealed for ten work
ers, who need not be Sen
ators, for immediate work on
setting up the Homecoming
The commission will also
conduct the Senate elections
in the spring.
An organizational meeting
for a University committee to
back .minimum .housing legis
lation :n Lincoln was also sug
gested. The Senate also discussed
medical center campus in
Omaha. In addition, over 800
students are taking courses
on campus for college credit
m the Extension Divisions but
are not degree candidates.
The new freshman class of
4.329 is approximately t h e
same size as last year's which
was expected. The upper-
class enrollment increased
but not as much as expected.
the ASUN executive's state
ment on the status of the Stu
dent Bill of Rights.
Senator Spangler moved for
suspension of the Senate's
agenda-for the discussion.
He called for an explanation
of certain parts of the state
ment, questioning the useful
ness of Chancellor Clifford
Hardin's newly-created six
man committee to work on
t h e implementation of t h e
Bill of Rights.
"This committee is not
going to go through same
tilings that we accomplished
last year," Schulze said.
The committee will be
working with the wording and
expression of a statement
that will be intended to serve
as University policy and
amendments to the ASUN
Constitution, accord
ing to Schulze.
JIoine-Ec Chapter
Dessert Planned
The annual Ellen H. Rich
ards Dessert, sponsored by
the Home-Ec. Chapter, will
be held Thursday at 7 p.m.
in the Nebraska Union, ac
cording to Kathy Bailey,
publicity chairman.
The Vorden Award will
be given to the outstanding
senior and a silver spoon
will be awarded to the
sophomore and junior with
outstanding leader -ship.
Freshmen will be in
stalled into the chapter. .
. The speaker will be Jan
et Wilson, director of voca
tional education in Nebraska.
Schulze: Need Regents 9 Consent
To Incorporate Amendments
Senior Staff Writer
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
has created a six-man commit
tee to implement into Univer
sity policy the principles con
tained in the Student Bill of
The 17 amendments to the
ASUN Constitution, the Bill of
Rights "are not final", ASUN
President Dick Schulze said
Wednesday in a statement on
the status of the Bill.
"The answer to the question
of the status of the Bill of
Rights cannot be a simple;
'Yes, they .are amendments'
or 'No, they are not amend
ments'," Schulze said in pre
senting an ASUN executive
statement to the Student Sen
Since the ASUN Constitution
was originally created with
the consent of the Board of
Regents, amendments not ap
proved by the Regents can
not be added to the Constitu
tion, Schulze explained.
The ASUN president also
cited the Constitution as de
fining "the powers of t h e
ASUN as subject to the Uni
versity regulations as estab
lished by the Board of Re
gents." The Bill of Rights was ap
proved by the studc;.i body
in lasl spring's ASUN elec
tion. But, according to t h e
executive statement, since the
amendments cannot taka ef
fect V'ithout Regents' approv
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Junior Staff Writer
The hippie syndrome has
arrived and with it the Mid
west Fine Art Emporium.
The Emporium, a psyche
delic shop, specializes in art
work, posters, and avant-
guard books and poetry, ac
cording to John Riddell own
er and operator.
The shop, termed by one
of its customers as a wel
come addition to Lincoln's us
ual offering of melba toast
stores, caters to all types of
Psychedelic posters abound,
usually flanked by admiring
bearcded wonders or 14-year-old
girls, who always seem
to be saying: "What would
mother think?"
Mothers must feel that the
Emporium is all right since
housewives compose a large
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psychedelic shop, will also double as an art gallery. Shown
owner; Jim Watson, Mark
al, they are not yet part of
the Constitution.
"If we are serious about es
tablishing those conditions as
stated in the Bill of Rights,
we must meet and discuss
with the rest of the University
community," Schulze said of
the newly-created committee.
The committee will be com
posed of two administrators,
two faculty members and two
"Its task will be to formu
late a statement of those con
ditions which should exist in
our University," the execu
tives' directive reads, "...
a statement which will have
the support of the entire Uni
versity community."
Senator Al Spangler asked
clarification of several points
of the statement.
"I thought the Bill of Rights
meant that the students were
voting on the proper expres
sion of their rights," Spang
ler said. "I see no need for
two students representing the
student body. We've already
said as a whole what we
Schulze pointed out that the
executives considered it cru
cial that rights be adopted
for the community.
"We can say that we have
t h e rights as an isolated
group," Schulze said, "but if
those rights are not inte
grated into University policy,
they will have no effect."
Fine Art Emnorium
City Flower Power
percentage of Riddell's cus
tomers. Riddell said his shop at
tracts a large number of old
er customers who are inter
ested in the art works be
sides a younger set composed
of high school and University
"This isn't a youth shop,"
Riddell said. "Granted, this
place does not appeal to every
body, but we do offer a wide
variety of merchandise."
The Emporium carries an
assortment of jewelry, can
dles, incense, sandles.buttons,
paper tiffany lampshades,
pipes, airplanes and paper
Flower Power is an apt
description for Riddell's col
lection of floriorum paperum
dum (paper flowers) which
are made by a motor cycle
gang in Souix City, Iowa. The ,
Rights Bill
The purpose of this commit
tee is to accomplish this inte
gration of the desired rights
into the school's policy.
Spangler also speculated
that the executives were
avoiding a confrontation with
the Regents.
"I think we should find out
how the Regents feel about us
saying that we have these
rights," he said.
Senator Phil Bowen ex
pressed the opinion that the
action on the Bill of Rights is
being accomplished "back
wardschopping after it has
been approved."
Schulze maintained that at
the formulation of the Bill of
Rights, "it was not clear what
was needed."
The executive statement
says that the "product of this
committee will go to the
Board of Regents, the Faculty
Senate, and through ASUN
Senate to the student body."
If all these bodies endorse
the altered amendments, the
statement will 'become Uni
versity policy and Constitu
tional amendments.
This method will necessitate
another student body election
on the Bill of Rights if it is
Schulze said that the ASUN
executives had chosen this
method of pursuing the Bill of
Rights because they felt it
would best accomplish the
implementation of the Bill.
cycle group also supplies the
. shop with candles.
The Emporium, opened in
April 1967, doubles as an art
gallery for student painters
and sculptors.
Riddell feels the quality of
the art displayed is irrelevant
and the emphasis should be
placed on the work's ability to
stimulate thought.
The Midwest Art Emporium
was originally Riddell's stu
dio. He transformed it into
the Emporium after people
started noticing the posters
in the windows and came to
The philosophical basis of
the shop stems from the same
stream of thought surround
ing the present hippie move
ment, according to Tom Car
tier, a newly-arrived hippie
from San Francisco.
Cartier attributes the hippie
movement to the reacton of
and art work. The Emporium,
here (left to right) are Joyce
Salton and Tom Carrier.
Senator Spangler discussed
one alternative to the present
course of action: confronat
tion of the Regents with the
amendments and the resort to
student force if the Bill of
Rights is rejected.
"The students in isolation,"
Schulze said, "can establish
the rights and confront t h e
Regents. But, I am firmly con
vinced that this was not the
endeavor when we started
last year."
If this method of implemen
tation of the Bill of Rights
is unsatisfactory, the students
could result to some sort of
force, Schulze agreed.
"But this method is much
better," he said.
Spangler also suggested
that the committee would not
be capable of accomplishing
the implementation of effec
tive statements on rights.
"I do not believe the Re
gents are considering t hj i s
seriously," Spangler said,
"judging from the way they
did things they did this sum
mer." Spangler said he was re
ferring to the Regents' accep
tance of the Ad Hoc Housing
Committee's recommen
dations in principle, but not in
"The Regents said they
agreed with the Committee. '
he said, "but then they made
stricter rules."
people m their early twenties
to the rigid social stratifica
tion and violent nature of the
present American society.
Cartier feels the "love gen
eration's" reaction to society
is radical but it will sway
society toward a level of tol
erance which it is now lack
As proof for his claim that
society is moving in this
direction Cartier cited the
question of continuing the
Viet Nam war is now on a
referendum ballot in New
York and San Francisco.
He believes this would not
have been possible without the
stimulation of thought in the
American population caused
by the "flower children."
"This is the grooviest shop
I've seen. Its' not extremely
radical but it gets the point
across," he continued. "It's
a happening."
Lincoln's newly opened
Toland, John Riddell.
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