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Monday, March 18, 1968
University of Nebraska
Vol. 91, No. 80
Racism is paramount
issue in urban areas
by Jim Evinger
Senior Staff Writer
Racism is the paramount issue,
in solving America's urban prob
1 e m s, Michigan Representative
John Conyers of Detroit said Fri
day. Conyers, participating in the
World In Revolution Conference,
said the first thing society must
do is to begin "on the basis of
recognition that racism is a part
of life an ugly part of life."
He said society is charged with
the responsiblity of ending
He dismissed the idea that it
will take a great deal of time to
solve the problem: "Time isn't
that kind of an ingredient in this
problem. How much time it takes
depends on this generation right
Conyers views legislation as
necessary to "establish a legal
basis for our ethical conduct,"
but recognized that emasculated
laws are not meaningful and have
little real impact.
The American myth
Disregarding the popular myth
that everyone in American so
ciety has a full and equal oppor
tunity "to pull himself up by his
bootstraps," Conyers said it was
completely different being a Ne
gro than being an immigrant from
one of the European nations.
"It's almost as if we've devel
oped a system of socialism for
the rich, and rugged individual
ism for the poor," he said.
Conyers said more and more
Negroes are disillusioned with
their chances to solve America's
racial problems. He said they
are less willing to explore solu
tions. Partition America
"The obvious means of mini
mizing the racial conflict" he ex
plained is the "partitioning of
America into homelands for
blacks and whites."
"I am hoping Negroes will be
come more militant, more ac
tive," Conyers said, explaining
that militancy in the black power
movement is not synonymous with
violence, revenge and anarchy.
Conyers urged moderate Ne
groes to become more politically
active. He explained mat moaer
ate Negroes suffer "a tremen
dous psychological hang-up" from
not wanting to isolate from the
whites and not being able to in
tegrate with them.
Conyers said moderates blame
Congress solely for what is n o t
being accomplished in the field of
Elections to select
The deadline for AWS Con
gressional and sorority court ap
plications is Wednesday at 12
noon, according to Susie Sitorius,
AWS election chairman.
Miss Sitorius explained that each
dormitory will conduct an indivi
dual election on March 27 to se
lect three congressmen from each
Elections in Love Library will
gressmen, seven sorority court
gressmen, seven sorotiy court
members and three Lincoln con
gressmen, the chairman said.
"Each sorority may put up one
candidate for congress and one
candidate for sorority court," the
chairman said. Candidates from
the dormitories, however, do not
have to be nominated, but can
file on their own initiative.
Miss Sitorius said that each
congressional candidate will be re
quired to pay $2.50 to cover the
cost of posters.
Applications for congressional
filing are available in the AWS
office, Miss Sitorius said, and
should also be returned there.
All candidates are to attend a
meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in
the AWS office, the chairman
civil rights legislation. He said
the blame also falls on the Ad
ministration. He termed the conflict within
the government as the "civil
rights shell game now you see
it, now you don't." As a conse
quence of watered-down legislation
each bill inevitabley requires an
other one, Conyers said.
Referring to the militants in the
Negro community, Conyers said
they symbolize a renewed attempt
to be black. Black power is the
end of a futile attempt by Ne
groes to be white, he said.
Militants are "trying to make
a world over, recognizing that this
w o r 1 d's priorities must be re
versed," he said.
Young, fierce, growing
"Black revolutionaries are
young and fierce and apparently
growing rapidly in numbers,".
Conyers said. He explained they
recognize that the United States
was conceived in violence and
"Therefore the full emancipa
tion of Negroes can follow no oth-
Cohen to keynote
NU drug seminar
Leary student to speak
on consequences of drugs
Dr. Alan Cohen, former student
of LSD advocate Timothy Leary,
will give the keynote speech of
the three-day All-University Drug
Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday, at
Mark Schreiber, chairman of
the ASVN Student Welfare Com
mittee, said Cohen, who has taken
hallucinogens 30 times, would al
so hold group discussions with in
terested students Monday and
From 2-3:15 p.m. Monday he
will hold informal discussions with
students in the Abel North lounge,
from 3:30-4:45 he will speak in the
Smith Hall main lounge and from
5-7 he will be at the Pound Hall
Schreiber said Cohens Monday
night speech on the moral . and
philosophical consequences of
drug use will preceed a reactor
panel which will answer questions
from the floor.
The panel, moderated by Gene
Pokorny, ASUN first vice-president,
includes Phil Scribner, Uni
versity philosophy instructor, John
Breckenridge from the Wesleyan
Student Center, and Dr. Louis
Martin from the Student Health
Chuck Hollinger, a National Stu
dent Association representative,
will also present opinions on the
Cohen, who is currently trying
to inform young persons on t h e
use of drugs and resulting conse
quences, will meet with ASUN
Student Denators from 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday and then will hold an
other open forum from 11-12:45
p.m. at Selleck cafeteria.
That afternoon he will speak
with IFC and Panhellenic repre
sentatives before discussing drugs
with Student Affairs personnel.
The seminar will conclude Tues
day at 7:30 p.m. at Selleck when
Dr. William Eagen, a former di
rector of the drug rehabilitation
ward in Lexington, Kent., will
speak on "The Medical Implica
tions of Drug Use."
Schreber said the event, spon
sored by IFC, IDA, ASUN, Pan
hellenic and Rho Chi, a pharma
ceutical fraternity, evolved from
a similar conference held last year
at Hastings College.
After attending the program
Pokorny felt there was a need for
a similar seminar conference at
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Miller: need strategy
I for maximum effect I
by Andy Cunningham
Junior Staff Writer
There is a need for strategy
and open discussion on the new
directions to be taken in higher
education, Dr. Paul Miller said
Miller is the Assistant Secretary
for Education in the Department
of Health, Education, and Wel
fare. His address. "The Chang
ing Alignment of Government and
Higher Education," was the third
delivered in the University World
in Revolution Conference.
Thought, planning and rigorous
inventory of values on all sides
will be required, according to
Miller, before the relationship be
tween the federal government and
higher education can assume
"As I see it," Miller said, "the
more fully each discusses and de
fines how best its resources may
be used in relation to the other,
the greater the chance for each
to maximize the effectiveness of
its contribution to the well-being
of the nation as a whole."
Until now, Miller pointed o u t,
the federal government has giv
en financial support to higher ed
ucation in a number of ways.
Large groups of students have
been directly subsidized. In addi
tion, veterans and many special
ized categories of students have
received federal aid in the form
of scholarships, grants, and low
Among the many patterns for
support on the institutional level,
Miller cited the enormous invest
ment made in university expan
sion in the form of scientific re
search and development contracts.
The federal outlay to education
$12 billion a year, a third of
which affects colleges and univer
sities, represents a three-fold
increase over that of four years
ago, according to Miller.
Miller emphasized that while
the costs of higher education have
tripled over the last ten years,
the federal contribution has in
creased even faster and is now
seven times that of ten years
Cont. on page 3
er course and be successful," he
Summer riots are evidence of
a philosophy of hopelessness, Con
yers said, adding that it is not
revolution to die in the streets
that maybe death is escapism.
He said this surrenders the pow
er to change existing conditions,
thus ending the revolution.
Encore in the cities?
Throughout his stay in Lincoln,
Conyers would never say private
ly or publicly what would happen
in America's cities in the summer
ahead. He did say the potential
is there to repeat last summer's
Beefed-up police forces cannot
defuse the potential violence of
the ghettoes, Conyers said. He ad
vocated an American plan for
our cities as we had a Marshall
Plan for Europe after World
"The war in Vietnam must end
so we will have the money to de
bate whether or not we pour it
into the cities," he said. He called
the Vietnam conflict and urban
problems two sides to the same
"To emphasize one is not to de
emphasize the other," he said.
Asked what solutions he favors
to end the Vietnam conflict, Con
yers said there are many pro
posed alternatives and solutions.
But, he quickly added, the admin
istration is not willing to end the
"We might see an election year
with the number one issue that ol
the Vietnam war," he said.
drive for 19-vote
Tuesday through Thursday Ne
braskans for Young Adult Suf
frage (NFYAS) will begin solici
tation drive of University students
for campaign funds and volunteer
This is the first fund raising ef
fort on campus by the organiza
tion formed earlier this month to
work for November passage of a
constitutional amendment to re
duce the state voting age to 19.
NFYAS has steadily been Gain
ing momentum, stated Dave Pies
ter, public relations chairman.
He noted that increasing numbers
of students are becoming involved
with the campaign.
Last week the IDA Council
passed a resolution supporting
NFYAS. The Innocents Society
has also voted to contribute a size
able financial amount to the cam
paign, Piester said.
Piester said University students
are very eager to work, noting
there is at least one representa
tive in every living unit on cam
pus who is associated with
He attributed this eagerness to
the students realizing that their
efforts are working . towards a
tangible goal, with results of their
efforts taking affect daily.
"This is one of the few times
that young adults can express
their feelings and opinions with a
reasonable expectation that they
will have a definite impact on the
courses of events in our state,"
Continued on pg 3
Seven students have filed for the ASUN executive offices, ac- S
cording to Ed Hilz, ASUN election commissioner. ?
Dave Shonka, a junior In the College of Arts and Science, has
filed to run agulnst Craig Dreeszen, who announced his candidacy S
for the ASUN presidency earlier this month.
Dreeszen is heading the Party for Student Action, which In- Jj
eludes Mike Naeve, who Is running for first vice-president, and z
Cheryl Adams, who has filed for second vice-president.
Paul t anarsky, a Junior In Arts and Sciences, and Ed Wenzcl,
a junior in Teachers College, have also filed for first vice-president.
Lee Kinney, a junior in Arts and Sciences, will oppose Miss
Adami for second vice-president.
In total, 105 students filed for executive, Senate and Advisory
Board offices, Hilz said Sunday.
65 students will compete for 35 Senate posts, while 33 will
seek 26 College Advisory Board spots.
11112 add'd that Shonka, Canarsky and Kinney are running as
a slate for the executive positions.
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Rep. John Conyers from Detroit, speaking to University
students in the World in Revolution Conference: "How
much time it takes to solve the problem of racism depends
on this generation right here."
Draft laws plague
Seventy percent ripe
for 1-A classification
Today's college senior eligible
for graduate school has a lot to
worry about concerning the draft,
but it is highly improbable that
undergraduate deferments will
ever be abolished, according to
Col. Lee Ligget of the Nebraska
In an appearance before t h e
Agronomy Club on East Campus
Thursday night, Ligget said he
did not think that the state board
would "clean the campus to grad
If the pattern for inductions fol
lows past statistics, however,
about 70 per cent of the Univer
sity's grad students will be eligi
ble for 1-A classification this fall,
400,000 graduate students
He added that there are about
400,000 graduate students in t h e
country, but that the Selective Ser
vice will not take near that many
between June and September.
Ligget could not speculate as to
how many graduates would be
called after the exemptions for
medical, dental and divinity stu
dents only go into effect.
"We always say that there is an
easy way to answer a young
man's uncertainty, and that's tell
him to volunteer and get it over
with," he said smiling, as his au
"If we knew what the President
and the people who are running
this war it's not a war, it's a
conflict have in mind, we could
predict how many men are need
ed," he said
"I would urge you seniors
run. not walk, to you nearest
rruitins station and find out
opportunities for becoming an of
ficer. The lines are already six
. Ligget added that he thought
the stand taken by the National
Security Council on graduate de
ferments is highly unpopular, "not
only with the students, but also
with the academic world."
It is generally assumed that
the more students there are who
are products of a higher level of
education, the better off the coun
try is, the colonel said.
"I personally feel that if the
student has the intelligence and
the financial wherewithall, he
should be allowed to continue his
education, but that isn't how the
law reads." he said.
Regarding teaching determents.
Ligget said that many local
boards have "a real thing about
teachers ... in small towns it's
the snare-drum tuners or the
"Seriously, I think there is a
shortage of teachers," he said.
"If a strongly documented case is
presented on behalf of the teach
er by his institution, I would
doubt there would be many young
men denied teaching deferments."
Ligget said the most deferments
are left up to the local boards.
He said that the local boards like
guidance, but that the Selective
Service is nevertheless becoming
less centraized on the federal
He said that the Nebraska board
is telling the local boards to use
the old occupational deferment
list as a criterion for determining
Conflict, not war
Even though this list of essen
tial activities has been suspended
by the National Security Council,
it is still "pretty good" as a
measuring stick. It does not, how
ever, have the influence it once
had, according to Ligget.
The reason the list was sus
pended was because there were
more people getting deferments
who were not on the list than
those who were in occupations on
the list, Ligget added.
He said that the local boards
are using the traditional system
for deferments generally in all
areas except for that of graduate
Punishment of demonstrators
Regarding punishment of dem
onstrators. Ligget said that noth
ing has been changed in the
Hershey directive last summer,
which was misunderstood.
Hershey said basically that if
demonstrations become illegal, it
would be possible for a student's
deferment to be declared not in
the national interest if that stu
dent was involved, Ligget said.
The directive stated only if a
student has violated a law (such
as burning his draft cardi was he
to be declared delinquent and
made subject to reclassification
and possible Induction, Ligget
Proud of Nebraskans
"We're real proud of the men
in Nebraska. We haven't had one
2-S card returned all the cards
that have been returned have
be?n from those classified 4-F
and those who are over-age," he
"I think the young Nebraska
people have unusual good sense.
They seem to realize that violence
does not accomplish anything."
He said that those who seek
escape to Canada to avoid the
draft are not hurting the country
but only themselves.
Cont. on pg. 3
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