The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 13, 1967, Image 1

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    Lincoln NAACP Official...
University Is
Senior Staff Writer
The University of Nebras
ka remains a "big, cold
structure" to the Negro stu
dtnt, according to Dr. Pat
rick Wells, president of the
Lincoln branch of the Nation
al Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored Peo
ple (NAACP).
Although bver the last ten
years the University has pro
gressed somewhat in civil
rights for Negroes, there is
still a definite problem, said
Wells, who is also chairman
Friday, October 13, 1967
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Unsolved Policy
Face Housing
Senior Staff Writer
The University's standing
Housing Committee will work
to set "more permanent
guidelines" for granting off
campus housing privileges,
according to newly-appointed
member, Marv Almy.
Almy, Marsha Richmond
and Richard Page were nam
ed by ASUN Wednesday to
serve with five faculty mem
bers on the Housing Com
mittee. The group was established
by the Board of Regents as
recommended by last spring's
Ad Hoc Housing Committee,
headed by Almy. The com
mittee has been functioning
on an interim basis since
early August.
Page said the group would
be primarily concerned with
"setting housing policy for
this year and future years,
as I understand it."
In addition the committee
will review applications of
students desiring to live off
campus, he said.
The Board of Regents' rec
ommendations left a number
of loopholes in the eligibility
of the Department of Phar
macology. "When I came here as a
graduate student in 1957,"
Wells said, "Negroes were
assigned to live with only Ne
groes." Although this has been
eliminated, the NAACP pres
ident said, there still re
mains problems the Univer
sity has not faced.
"Parents of students have
told me that the University
is a big, cold structure,"
Wells said.
In spite of the University's
rules for off-campus housing,
Almy explained.
"We will probably have to
draw up further definitions of
off-campus housing."
The committee may be
asked to look into a number
of questions on dormitory pol
icy, he said. How to handle
facility spaces and the lunch
room ticket policy are two
problems it may consider.
Page and Almy said they
were uncertain what the ex
act nature of the committee
work would be.
The three students were
contacted by ASUN Vice
President Gene Pokorny to
replace temporary members
Phil Bowen, John Hall and
Susie Jenkins.
Page, Abel-Sandoz presi
dent, said he bad been told
that an off-campus represen
ative would be included on
the group. Miss Richmond is
a resident of Women's Resi
dent Halls and Almy lives
in Abel Hall.
Page said he hasn't read
the Ad Hoc Committee re
port "in total" and that his
"opinions may change after
reading the whole thing." At
expansion into the predom
inantly colored Malone area,
the school has ignored the
problems of the Negroes
there, Wells said.
"As close as the Univer
sity is to the Malone area,"
he said, "the students have
shown no interest in the Ne
gro." Negroes still cannot live
where they choose in Lin
coln, even if they can afford
improved housing, Wells not
ed. He added that he knew of
no discrimination in .housing,
Photo By Mike Harmao
this point, "I'm almost 100
per cent behind the Ad Hoc
Committee's recommen
"Maybe I'm conservative,"
he said, "but I do not agree
that students should have
complete freedom of choice
in housing decisions."
Page favors elimination of
the double standard in hous
ing requirements, by requir
ing all University freshmen
to live on campus and equal
izing the regulations for up
perclassmen. He said he expected the
committee to begin meetings
right away, but he has re
ceived no indication yet when
the group will first convene.
Last spring the Ad Hoc
housing committee recom
mended that all freshmen be
required to live on campus.
In addition, it suggested that
upperclass students be given
increased latitude to c h o o s e
off-campus housing, depend
ing on their class standing.
other than that of the fratern
ity system.
"I think that the fact that
there is no Negro in a so
cial fraternity," Wells said,
"is a blemish on the system
and on the University which
permits it."
Another University problem
Wells commented on was the
recruitment of Negro ath
letes, while academically tal
ented Negroes are overlook
ed. "The University should be
going out and contacting
University of Nebraska
Hyde Park
Urge Legalizing Marijuana;
Question Existence Of God
Junior Staff Writer
"The laws prohibiting the
use of marijuana are absurd
and should be changed," Alan
Siporin told a Hyde Park au
dience Thursday.
Siporin said that marijuana
has never been proven to be
harmful as alcohol and ciga
rettes, which are not illegal
for persons over 21 years of
"A sore throat is the worst
thing that can develop from
marijuana use," he said.
"Candy, which causes cavi
ties, is more harmful than
marijuana," Siporin claimed.
Authorities are against mar
ijuana because they say it
Abel-Sandoz Show Cast
'Pajama Game' Opens On
With try-outs for the "Pa
jama Game" completed, cast
members will begin rehear
sals for the Abel-Sandoz musi
cal, Nov. 26-30 m the Nebras
ka Union Ballroom.
The setting of the Pajama
Game is the Sleep Tite Paja
ma Factory of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, where disgruntled em
ployees go on strike for a 7M
cent pay raise.
Romantic entanglement be
tween a company executive
and an attractive pro-union
striker complicates the plot.
Leads chosen for the cast
include Craig Roeder, as Sid;
the Pajama factory executive
who finds himself in love with
Babe, a staunch supporter of
the Union strike. The role of
Babe, who must choose be
tween love and her loyalty to
the Labor Union, went to
Kathy Gove.-
Ray McMillan will play
Hines, the Sleep Tite execu
tive who claims that "noth
ing's quite the same as the
pajama game." Katie John
ston will portray Gladys, sec
retary to the factory superin
tendent. The zany clerk typ
ist, Mabel, will be played by
Linda Riggs.
Pilot Court
Tries Case I
AWS sponsored g
Sandoz Hall pilot court
assumed its duies I
Wednesday, according to
Rosemary Mankin, ju-
dicial board member. g
She said two cases akv I
peared before the first B
court session and that f
Jackie Dodendorf, court
justice, ably handled the
Last week, Sandoz
court representatives
held a mock session to
i better orientate them- t
j selves with court pro- f
a ceedings and past deci-
J! sions, Miss Mankin said.
these talented people," Wells
Housing is a problem that
seems to concern Lincoln
more than the campus, al
though the University is di
rectly involved
Since the University is ex
panding into the Malone area,
housing in the colored area
is being removed and fami
lies are forced to move.
And since the city and the
state have no open housing
laws, Negroes are not able
to move into other housing
that they could afford in oth
Speakers . . .
leads to addictive drugs. Si
porin said that marijuana it
self is not addictive and is not
necessarily a stepping stone
to more hallucinatory drugs.
"People who want halluci
natory kicks can always go
straight to heroin," he said,
"without first trying marijua
na." Siporin gave an example of
a California school in which
50 to 60 per cent of the stu
dents have tried marijuana.
"Less than one per cent of
these have gone to stronger
drugs," he said.
"Accurate statistics are
hard to get on something like
.this," he stipulated, "because
Rich Beman, in the role of
Hasler, will play the Factory
Superintendent who makes
every work-day an efficiency
race with the clock. The part
of Prez, the Labor Union
President, went to Jeff Mil
Supporting roles went to Jay
Raser, Bill Gergen, Mick Kal
ber, Gary Grahnquist, and Jo
leen Phillips.
Susan D'Amato, Peggy
Rees, Randy Litz and Kurt
Kiesler also have major sup
porting parts.
NFU Courses Closing;
Enrollment Limits Set
Three Nebraska Free Uni
versity courses have reached
the maximum enrollment lim
its set by the class leaders,
during preregistration this
week, according to Susie
Phelps, NFU committee
Closed courses include
"Image of Woman," "Human
Relations" and "The Concept
of the Incredible."
Some of the courses without
enrollment limits are attract
ing especially large numbers
of students, Miss Phelps said.
Dr. Alan Pickering's course
on marriage has over 90 stu
dents enrolled, she said, a
"Theory of Low Cost Travel"
has at least 50 students.
With 575 students already'
signed up for courses, the Ne
braska Free University
(NFU) enrollment is expected
to surpass last year's total.
"There will probably be
around 700 signed up by the
time registration closes Fri
day," said Susie Phelps, NFU
Miss Phelps said that stu
dents may attend the NFU
courses without pre-registra-tion
by attending the first
meetings of a course or by
contacting the course leader
during the semester.
Although no process is es
tablished for carrying on the
er parts of Lincoln, Wells in
dicated. The fact that the Nebras
ka legislature refused to pass
an open housing bill during
their last session shows that
there is a very real problem
in the state, Wells said.
The Unicameral's inaction
reflects the attitude of the
citizens, Wells said, in that
"most people, when viewing
the news of racial problems
in other cities, do not associ
ate it with their town."
"The racial troubles are
like a car accident or a
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nobody wants to admit that
they are taking an illegal
Many marijuana laws are
archaic, said one audience
member. "In Georgia, the law
states that the penalty for sell
ing marijuana to minors is
Don Sutton, said that the
marijuana laws were "partly
a result of the lobbying of to
bacco and liquor manufactur
ers after the repeal of Prohi
bition." They were afraid of
the competition of marijuana
sales, he explained.
Sutton said that many peo
ple directly connect "pot"
Female chorus members in
clude Frankie Kostelic, Linda
Diers, Lynette Noe, K a t h
Armstrong, Barb Thomas.
Dancing parts went to Lousia
Valcarcel, Linda Newland,
and Donna Borgard.
Members of the male chor
us will include, Randy Han
sen, Paul Canarsky, Monty
Ray Fellingham, Tom Hawk
ins, and Roger Benjamin.
The Pajama Game, a mu
sical comedy by George Ab
bott and Richard Bissell, will
feature music and lyrics by
NFU next semester, Miss
Phelps indicated that the en
thusiasm for the courses will
probably bring interested stu
dents into the NFU second se
mester. "The University is watch
ing the NFU," she said.
"They are glad to see stu
dents taking such an active
part in their education."
Kuester To National
Paiiliel Conference
The executive board of
Panhellenic has selected
Kathy Kuester as the Univer
sity's representative to the
National Panhellenic Confer
ence. Miss Kuester will accept a
national letter of commenda
tion that has been awarded
to the Nebraska chapter on
the basis of over-all program
ming. Shari Mueller, Panhellenic
president, said that last
spring Panhellenic filled out
an application and submitted
it to the national Panhellenic
She said that the applica
tion included details about
Nebraska's rush system and
death in the family," he said.
"No one thinks it can hap
pen to him until it does."
Several groups in Lincoln
are actively concerned in
furthering the progress of the
Negroes' civil rights, Wells
On the other hand, not ev
eryone in the NAACP is help
ing in the rights movement,
the pharmacologist said.
"We have a large number
of members," Wells said,
"but many of them are not
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be kicked out of school while
with other drugs because the
"same people illegally sell
both because of our insane
the possession of alcohol are
not?" Sutton asked.
Siporin felt that the admin
istration should not take ac
tion against students caught
with marijuana, but that these
offenses should be handled di
rectly by the law.
Another Hyde Park speaker,
Dennis Hopkins, felt that the
conventional reasons for be
lieving in God were not
enough to convince him of the
existence of God.
"Man has to have some be
lief for security," Hopkins
Nov. 26
Richard Adler and Jerry
Ross. Musical production
numbers include such tunes
as "Hey There," "Hernando's
Hideaway," "Small Talk,"
and "There Once was a Man."
Gary Grahnquist, producer
coordinator of the show said,
1967 is the second annual
Abel-Sandoz musical produc
tion. Last year's musical was
Tickets for the Abel Sandoz
Residence Association produc
tion will be on sale Nov. 13
17 and Nov. 26-30 in the Un
ion. The NFU, an autonomous
group of 21 courses, is begin
ning its second semester of
existence at the University.
The courses are not a part
of regular University sched
uled courses. No enrollment
fees are charged and students
will not receive credit for
them. NFU courses also will
not have grading systems.
outlines of some specific pro
grams. A copy of the consti
tution was also submitted.
Miss Mueller said that only
two other Big 8 schools, Okla
homa University and Kansas
State University, will receive
the award.
The conference will be held
Nov. 4 and 5 in New Orleans.
Discussions will deal with the
role of the National Panhel
lenic body and its relationship
to college Panhellenic asso
ciations. Miss Kuester has served as
program chairman and con
stitution chairman in Panhel
lenic. She is now a member
of the deferred rush commit"