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Wednesday, March 6, 1968
University of Nebraska
Vol. 91, No. 73
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Choice '68 participation
determined by executives
by Jim EvJnger
? Senior Staff Writer
ASUN executives have yet to
give final approval to Choice '68,
a mock national presidential pri
mary for colleges and universities,
although the executives' prerequis
ites have apparently been met.
ASUN President Dick Schulze
told Student Senate last Wednes
day the University would partici
pate provided the balloting would
coincide with the ASUN general
election Apr. 10 and that enough
substantial information regarding
the candidates positions could be
distributed to the students.
Robert G. Harris, executive di
rector of the primarv. told the
DAILY NEERASKAN Tuesday
from New York bv telephone that
it would be possible for the Uni
versity to conduct its balloting at
the time of the ASUN general
election. Most colleges will vote
sometime in late April.
The stipulation regarding dis
semination of information will be
fulfilled by the sponsoring organi
zation on campus. The Special
Projects Committee of Student
Senate, chaired by Margo Mc
Master, has agreed to serve as
campus coordinator for the Uni
versity. According to Schulze's adminis
trative assistant, he would make
a decision whether or not to ac
cept the primary within the next
One function of the sponsoring
organization is to "utilize the pro
motional materials which the
executive office of Choice '63 will
provide." Miss McMaster said.
The national office will provide
promotional materials and week
ly press releases with information
on presidential candidates and
their activities. Also provided is
information on the various candi
dates and the address of their
campaign headquarters, allowing
promotional materials from the
parties to be obtained.
Harris added that the longer the
University waits to officially ac
cept the program, the harder it
will be to disseminate information
to the students regarding the can
He said he was willing to come
to the University to aid in or
ganizing the primary if necessary.
Harris said participation by the
University in the national colle
giate presidential primary would
be significant for two reasons.
First, he said because of the
proposed constitutional amend
ment which would lower the vot
ing age in Nebraska to 19, stu
dent participation would be valu
able ta the citizens of the state
and the students, themselves.
Second, Harris said the Univer
sity was the major institution of
higher education in the state and
is therefore vital in contributing
to the voles of the other partici
pating colleges in the state.
He also indicated if the Univer
sity did not participate it would
be one of the very few across the
nation not to do so.
To date, nearly all of the state
colleges and universities have
agreed to ' participate, including
Omaha University, Union College,
Pershing College." Morningside Col
lege, and a number of state col
leges and junior colleges.
Cent, on Page S
March 15 declared SDS Day;
national officers on
phot by Du Ladely
1 Andy Backer as King Lear rehearses for Friday's opening of the Shakespeare play at the f
University theatre. Story on pag 4.
Tribunal discusses report
submitted by committee
speaking for myself, was im
pressed by the force of Weaver's
arguments ... but further dis
cussion needs to take place on
the Student Senate .committee re
port," said Prof. Lisle Rose, Stu
dent Tribunal advisor.
Rose met with several members
of the Tribunal and Bob Weaver,
chairman of the Committee on
Student Disciplinary Procedures,
in a four-hour discussion Tuesday
afternoon on the content of the re
port submitted to Student Senate
by the committee.
The report calls for the exten
sion of more adequate judicial
process to the student in the form
of more explicit requirements on
the Office of Student Afiairs and
a revised University court system.
Rose said that he is not sure
the guidelines set down in the re
port 'would not hinder an essen
tial counselling function of the of
fice of Student Affairs."
But he added that the proposals
made in the report and explained
by Weaver Tuesday afternoon
"merit the most serious considera
tion." Rose declined to make any fur
Weaver said that the student ac
cused of a violation does not get
due process under the present dis
ciplinary system because he does
not know what rights are at his
He a d d e d that due process in
cludes the right to remain silent.
Continued on page 4
March 15 has been declared SDS
Day by Dave Bunnell, temporary
chairman of the Students for a
Democratic Society SDS).
Bunnell announced at a weekly
meeting of the SDS that the or
ganization would set up a booth
in the Nebraska Union on that
day to distribute literature.
He also announced that two na
tional officers of the National
Community Union NCU) will be
on campus the same day to dis
tribute organizational literature
and talk to those who are inter
ested at 3:30 in the Union audi
torium. NCU is an offshoot of a recent
project sponsored by national SDS.
The purpose of the organization is
to provide economic and political
organization to poor and working
class whites to help them eradi
cate their plight
The NCU sponsors a school in
Chicago where people having
working class backgrounds are
trained to be organizers. Follow
ing his training, each organizer is
assigned a neighborhood in some
city where poverty is predominate
in large areas, and he is expected
to work in his area for at least
one to two years.
SDS members also (discussed
the content of their next news
letter to be published next week.
John Hughes, former vice presi
dent said the newsletter will con
tain his commentary on a meet
ing he had with Dean G. Robert
Ross concerning the last SDS
The response to that publication,
which was SDS's first newsletter
attempt was good, according to
Regarding expansion of the Ne
braska chapter, Bunnell said that
the University SDS is trying to
organize corresponding units at
Nebraska Wesleyan. Johp. F. .Ken
nedy College. Lincoln High School
and Lincoln Southeast
He added that he has tolked to
schools, but he did not comment
on the progress of the organiza
The last topic discussed at the
meeting concerned internal educa
tion and organization. Bunnell said
that a better chapter image ad
increased membership could re
sult if SDS members were more
educated on the current issues.
"If you're against the war. you
should know a lot about the war."
The possibility of weekly semin
ars covering such topics as the
political philosophy of SDS in Ne
braska. Vietnam and student pow
er was discussed.
Bunnell added that organization
of the intra-chapter seminars
could begin next week or "ai
"soon as people are interested."
Hughes added that SDS position
papers could be derived from the
ideas presented at the seminars.
Beat llie system ...
University's first draft resistance union
hopes to locate office; roll into high gear
by Mark Gordon
Senior Staff Writer
The University's first draft re
sistance union hopes to begin
"rolling into high gear" as soon
as it locates an office, Charles G.
Marxer, the group's organizer,
He said he wants to find an
office area as close to the Uni
versity campus as possible with
in the next few days so he can
begin counseling draft-age men on
methods of draft resistance.
A visiting professor of philosop
hy who will not teach at the Uni
versity next year, he said six in
terested students are helping him
obtain a list of area lawyers who
would defend men resisting the
Although the operation is strict
ly a non-profit organization, Marx
er said funds will be needed to
rent office space and to print sup
plies and for other items.
He said the group hopes to ob
tain the services of several draft
counselors from either the Univer
sity of Wisconsin or the Chica
go Area Draft Resistance Associa
"'If they could spare us a hand,
it would be of great help to us
in the early weeks since they
save a great deal of experience."
Suggestions un counseling
He said the draft counselors
could suggest to the Nebraska or
ganization methods of fnd rais
ing printing and distributing of lit
erature and training persons as
After obtaining three or four
draft counselors and lawyers, the
group desires to expand its ser
vices to all men in the immediate
area who have been classified 1-A.
"'Presently, we are just trying to
concentrate on the campus area,'"
He added that he has discussed
draft resistance with at least 25
interested students who have been
seeking information on the prob
lem. Although he has not discussed
the union with officials of the Ne
braska Selective Service, he said
the authorities would undoubtedly
not appreciate Marxer's service.
""But as long as we haven't vio
lated any selective service laws,
they have no legal basis for ob
jecting to our activity,' he said.
Two factors in decision
While considering the draft coun
seling service for the past several
Stand Up For Alabama j
The battle hues are drawn, And freedom in its finest sense Is 1
f gomg going gone'!
Stand up for Alabama The time is overdue; A mockery ,of jester- I
day is passing in review.
As Jefferson predicted, Our vaunted courts of law have proved
our nation's big mistake, A monumental flaw. I
We burst our bonds in anger in eighteen sixty-one. But they caD-
celled our departure at the point of a gun.
Today we seek a diff'rent way, Bereft of "Ti?tts" and "'foils', 1
To find the way obstructed by our carpetbagger courts.
The constitutionality of laws become a joke. And the rights of
H cnn peopie nave gone neavenwara in smote.
On one front and another we have seen our tenets fail- Thev
coax us first to yield a tat and then they take it all 1 I
From Little Rock to Oxford, and from Birmingham to here. The 1
might of the conspirators has filled the need with fear. 1
1 But as long as there's a George Wallace with which the foe must I
cope, The patriots in .50 states may cling to faith and hope. I
-Stand up for Alabama" Like a pebble in the bay Has I
become a way of saving the entire UJS.A.
From a Wallace For President Press Folder I
Alabaman George Wallace's campaign convention in Omaha I
Sunday and Monday erupted into violence. For a look at the cod- I
"ention and his stay in Nebraska, see the editorial page. I
months, he said two factors in
fluenced his decision to establish
the Nebraska office.
He said his disappointment with
the Vietnam war and an abhor
ance of the draft system in gen
eral has caused him to organize
Calling the -.draft a ..angerous
kind of institution, he said the
draft should be replaced entirely
with a volunteer army, "that is if
we should have an army at all.
Object t Vietnam
While expressing an interest in
aiding all men who feel they can
not fight in the Vietnam war., he
said the movement would gain
momentum as it gains additional
Most persons he has conferred
with, .object to fighting in Vietnam
for reasons ranging from a refusal
to become involved in killing to a
rejection of an lUnnecessary inter
ruption of their career, he said.
'But their motive as basically
the same they donl want to
be dratted, the philosophy pro
e Distribute literature
He said his staff or six students
is currently typing literature and
trying to locate an office, but as
soon as those ,two objectives have
1 been accomplished, the union wiH
1 .distribute letters to as many men
I who have been classified 1-A as
1 The group has obtained a list
i of all men classified 1-A 1 in the
I area controlled by Nebraska Draft
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A He Chi Minh poster flanks the w all behind Kario Lcke
at the site of an SDS meeting. Dave Bunnell, temporary
SDS chairman said at the meeting that the University SDS
is trying to organize rorrepondiBg nnits, including two in
Lincoln high schools.
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