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Thursday, March 21, 1968
University of Nebraska
Vol. 91, No. 82
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Mary Miller, a member of Cardinal Key from Nebraska VVesleyan University, explains the
senior women's honorary and Blue Key, the senior men's honorary to ASUN senate.
Views on keys, expansion of jurisdiction
given by A WS congressional candidates
University coeds who will vie
for AWS sorority congressional po
sitions differed Wednesday on their
views of two election issues soph
omore keys and expansion of AWS
Sorority congressmen, Lincoln
congressmen, and sorority court
members will be elected March 27
in Love Library, according to Su
sie Sitorius, AWS elections chair
man. Dormitory congressional elec
tions will be conducted on the same
day in each dormitory, she said.
Sally Stauffer endorsed legisla
tion for sophomore keys. "I hope
we can have sophomore keys by
next fall," she said.
Miss Stauffer felt that the key
system for juniors and seniors was
effective and that "no other hours
system at this point is needed."
'AWS reflects administration'
"AWS reflects the administra
tion," she said, as she expressed
her disapproval of expanding AWS
in areas such as dormitory hous
ing. "The administration makes the
rules on housing," she said, "and
we would just be fighting against
Sherri Housewright said, "I think
that right now I oppose sophomore
keys. The system needs re-evaluation
before we start giving keys
She stipulated, however, that
AWS should "definitely start con
sidering sophomore keys." Maybe
legislation wll be possible in a year,
"Maybe a different hours system
should be looked into," Miss House
wright commented, "such as a
magnetic card system."
Check other campuses
Kathy Kuethe noted that sopho
more keys "are worth looking in
to." "We should check other cam
puses," she said. "I'm not sure that
Nebraska is ready for sophomore
keys now." '
Miss Kuethe felt that a no hours
system was not needed because
"the keys do the same thing."
Asked about the possibility of ex
panding the jurisdiction of AWS in
other areas, Miss Kuethe said, "I
don't think it's necessary now."
AWS is growing and is important
on campus, she said, but it would
be better for AWS to concentrate
on some of the present problems
such as implementing a program
for Lincoln girls.
Favors soph keys
Debbie Cushman was in favor of
sophomore keys and said, "Sopho
more keys should be looked into
this spring if possible."
"We should check other Univer
sities," she contended. "Iowa State
has a key card system for sopho
mores that we should research."
Speaking of AWS jurisdiction,
Miss Cushman said, "The way the
new constitution is set up, commit
tees in Congress could be involved
in things like housing policy that
University women are involved in."
Peggy Fagan felt that sophomore
keys "should be considered and
looked into. But, we should be care
ful and check out the situation,"
"I think that sophomores are re
sponsible enough to have keys,"
Miss Fagan explained, "bee? use
they are lesponsible enough to
come to college.'"
'Must voice opinions'
Miss Fagan said that AWS juris
diction should not be expanded be
yond it's present jurisdiction, al
though she said "It Is important
that we voice our opinions."
Expanding AWS into areas of
housing and dorm policy would get
too involved, Miss Fagan said. "I
think what we are doing with wom
en's hours and rules is important
and sufficient for now," she con
tinued. "I am in favor of sophomore
keys," Paula Rosen stated. "Jun
ior and senior women have proven
themselves responsible and the
program is a success."
"I have always thought that
when a girl is 19 or 20 she is old
enough to set her own hours," Miss
AWS must take stands
Miss Rosen also favored expand
ing AWS jurisdiction. "I think AWS
is responsible for the welfare of
university w o in e n," she said.
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On Campus Today
The Zoology department will
bold a seminar Thurday at 3:30
in Bessey Hall Auditorium. Roger
S. Sharpe, of the University de
partment of zoology, will speak on
"Aspects of Prairie Chicken Lek
Behavior." There will be a brief
coffee and social time before the
The Tumau Opera Players will
present the "Barber of Seville" at
8 p.m. Thursday at the Nebraska
Theater. The opera is sponsored
by the Nebraska Union.
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A New York attorney,, Moe Le
vine, will address students and fac
ulty in the University of Nebraska
"Role of the Tort Advocate in So
ciety." Levine will speak at 10:30
a.m. in Sheldon Art G?Uery audi
torium. He is the co-author of a new
book entitled "Voir Dire or the
Selection of a Jury."
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Quiz Bowl matches will be held
at 7 p.m. Thursday. Moderators
win be Dr. Charles Gruner and Dr.
John Tburber. Thursday's matches
will involve only Freshmen teams
Moves to investigate
campus Greek system
Student Senate moved Wednes
day to consider alleged discrimi
nation in the University Greek sys
tem and in University housing ap
Senator Tom Greer presented
two resolutions to be acted on at
the Senate meeting next week.
They are: that Senate direct Inter
fraternity Council and Panhellenic
to set up procedures to investi
gate discrimination in selection of
members; and that the University
Housing Office set down and en
force specific rules concerning dis
crimination by landlords of ap
proved University housing.
'Housing already has rules'
In presenting the second resolu
tion, Greer said that the housing
office presently has rules that do
not permit approval of discrimina
"The Office will take those dis
criminatory landlords off the ap
proved housing list," Greer said.
But when another student a
white student moves into that
housing, and the housing meets ap
proved standards, the University
puts the residence back on the ap
proved list," Greer said.
In other action, the Senate did
not act on a resolution introduced
that would have directed the Elec
toral Commission (through Presi
dent Dick Schulze) to reconsider
its stand against allowing Choice
'68 to be held on April 10.
Election Commissioner Ed Hilz
told Senate that the Commission
has the jurisdiction to rule on
Choice '68, since anyone sponsor
ing the election would be classi
fied as a University student, as
specified in the ASUN constitution.
ASUN President Dick Schulze
pointed out to the senator that in
clusion of Choice '68 in the gener
al election would set a dangerous
precedent which could allow any
"Maybe it's up to AWS to take a
stand on things like graduated dorm
Bonnie Miller said she is "defi
nitely in favor of sophomore keys."
"Any coed who has attended the
University for one year is mature
enough to regulate her own hours,
Miss Miller, however, acknow
ledges that "freshman should not
be given keys. Many freshmen
are from small high schools and are
accustomed to having someone
look out for them," she explained.
and will be the first round of the
single elimination competition.
Any student who is interested in
attending Stillman College in Tus
caloosa, Alabama through the Still
man Exchange program first se
mester of next year can obtain an
application blank and further in
formation in the ASUN office. Ap
plications are due March 25.
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Assistant Prosessor of Philosophy
Charles Marxer has invited a group
from the Draft Resistence Union
to present an hour long program
at Hyde Park Thursday at 3:30
p.m. Following the panel Hyde
Park will be open for any topic
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Students for McCarthy will meet
at 7:30 Thursday in the Nebraska
Union Ballroom to organize for the
McCarthy Campaign in Nebraska.
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Young Republicans will meet in
the Union Ballroom at 8 p.m.
The Richard Nixon campaign com
mittee film will be shown.
It is the first showing of film
outside of New Hampshire, where
it was used during the primary.
campus organization to request
Senator Phil Bowen, chairman
for the coordinating committee for
Choice '68, said that the commit
tee asked only for the right to con
duct the poll on the same day as
the general election, not to have it
at the same time and place.
Senator Phil Boardman express
ed concern that the ASUN elections
would "get tromped on" should the
two elections be held on the same
day. Boardman further stated that
students could not be expected to
vote on two ballotings on the same
"This would detract from t h e
ASUN elections, and I am con
cerned for these elections," he said
Senator Bob Weaver presented a
resolution to Senate that would al
low the national senior honoraries
Blue Key and Cardinal Key to colo
nize on the University campus.
Weaver said that his purpose
stemmed from the increased num
ber of students at the University
of Nebraska, and the subsequent
need to recognize more students
for campus leadership.
"Additional senior honoraries
would reduce emphasis on 'gun
ners' in campus activities vying
for the present honoraries (Mor
tar Boards and Innocents)," Wea
The resolution, jointly sponsored
by Weaver, Ron Alexander. Roger
Lott. Bill Mobley, and Al Spang-'
ler, would suggest methods of se
lection for the honoraries.
The two men's organizations, as
well as the women's groups, would
alternate in choosing qualified
members on a one-to-one basis.
First choice would be decided by
the flip of a coin, and individual
Of AWS jurisdiction Miss Miller
said, "It's within the realm of Con
gress to work with the administra
tion toward improvement of some
of the problems we have "
Judy Kauffman said, "Of course
I'm for sophomore keys. One year
should prove a girl scholastically
and socially responsible, and a
sophomore girl should be allowed
to have a key."
"I'm not sure how fast Congress
could get sophomore keys passed."
she added, "because much study
will be needed."
Miss Kauffman felt that a pro
posal for sophomore keys would not
meet with much opposition.
Solve present problems
"Instead of trying to expand our
duties in AWS we should first solve
the problems we have now," Miss
Kauffman said. She pointed out that
work was needed in revising the
AWS handbook and in the program
Jane Critchlow said that sopho
more keys are "feasible in the fu
ture. We have a lot to do first,"
she explained, "such as re-evaluating
the present junior-senior key
"Ideally sophomore key privi
leges should be given," she con
tinued, "hopefully within the next
Congress should make sure thai
sophomore keys are the right thing
before legislation is passed, Miss
"AWS should also investigate the
hours policies on other campuses."
Miss Critchlow explained, "Maybe
they have a better system than
She felt that AWS should contin
ue in the realm of jurisdiction that
it has always had. "There are many
things to be accomplished in hours
policies and program are now," she
said, which should be greatly facili
tated by the new structure provid
ed by the revised constitution.
membership would be held to just
one ot tne groups.
The bill further suggests that
candidates w ho do not accept mem
bership in one group would not be
eligible for membership in the op
Trying to wipe out Innocents
Senator Susie Phelps charged
that the purpose of the legislation
was to "wipeout Mortar Boards
"I would agree that perpetuating
'gunners' is bad, but Senate can't
set up membership qualifications
for honoraries," Miss Phelps said.
Weaver noted that no one was
able to question his motives, and
further stated that the Senate had
power to such regulation from the
constitutional power to "control
gatherings and demonstrations."
Senator Boardman noted that
University honoraries now have
much less power than in previous
"Let Innocents and Mortar
Boards wend their weary way
down," he said.
Further action will be taken next
week at the senate meeting.
In further action, Senate approv
ed a resolution from Senator Greer
that Senate urge that qualifying
graduate assisted stipends not be
subject to federal income tax.
in advising system
Senate Wednesday passed a res
olution that recommends basic
changes in the structure of the Uni
versity advising system.
The resolution, presented bv Sen
ator Tom Greer, contained five
main points for change. They are:
Each department should con
sider establishing a student advis
ing system to supplement the fac
Juniors and Seniors should not
be required to have an advisor's
signature on registration work
sheets: The Counseling Service should
continue to expand its services to
the Summer Orientation Pro
gram should review its format to
Insure each student of individual
counseling about the curriculum
and opportunities in his field;
the New Student Week Pro
gram should be reviewed tc insure
that incoming students who have
not participated in Summer Orien
tation shall obtain individual coun
seling in their fields.
An evaluation accompanying the
resolution stresssed that a large
percentage of students believed
they needed more advising before
entering school. The report further
stated that students felt a need
for more competent advising dur
ing college and for post-graduation
Pat Paulson, comedian on the
Smothers Brothers television show,
will appear with the Sandpipers
April 26 to begin the annual Greek
Week sponsored by the Interfra
ternity Council and Panhellenic.
The concert will be followed
by the Greek games to be held on
Saturday morning, and a social
service project scheduled for Sat
The project will involve a stamp
drive to collect three thousand
books of stamps which will pur
chase a bus for Lincoln senior ci
tizens. Sunday afternoon a conference
will be held to discuss the prob
lems facing the Greek system.
The four-day Greek Week will
and Monday with a Housemother's
Bridge party in the afternoon, and
exchange dinners among the fra;
ternities and sororities in the evening.
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