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Monday, March 25, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 91, No. 84
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NAACP faces problems
with Lincoln branch
by Jim Evinger
Senior Staff Writer
Attempts by the Lincoln chap
ter of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) to establish a
youth branch met definite prob
lems at its Sunday meeting.
Charles Mays, NAACP regional
representative for the youth and
college division, outlined what a
youth organization in Lincoln
could do to solve problems facing
the Negro community.
Most of the young adults who
attended were University students,
and the majority of them were
It was agreed that the youth
branch should be made up of Lin
coln teenagers who could work on
projects and provide their own
Part of the problem in organi
zing a youth branch is that the
Lincoln NAACP branch is inef
fective, according to Dr. Patrick
Wells, Lincoln branch president,
and a member of the University
College of Pharmacy.
Wells said that at the monthly
meetings only six adults regular
ly attend. He expressed his frus-
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Open issues prompt
formation of CSP
tration in that often the group
finds itself duplicating efforts of
other organizations to help L i n
coln's Negroes.
A young Negro history teacher
at Union College in Lincoln said
the Lincoln branch should become
more relevant to the Negro com
munity by helping high school
students find jobs and get into
Well replied there are other
agencies in town which can and
actually do a more effective job
of aiding the Negroes than the
Mays listed four areas in which
youth branch could work:
work for the inclusion of text
books in the Lincoln public school
system which include Negro his
tory and are multi-cultural.
work for the passage of a
minimum housing code, similar to
the one which was defeated last
fall by Lincoln voters.
work to establish a counseling
service in the Lincoln school sys
tem which would provide aca
d e m i c counseling, job referral
service, and encourage Negro
youth to go on to college.
work to improve the employ
ment situation for Negroes in Lin
coln. Mays said the situation was
not too bad. but there was a de
gree of underemployment.
'Burn someone'
One Negro University student
said before the local NAACP chap
ter could be effective, it would be
necessary to "burn" someone.
He said this meant legal prose
cution of someone in Lincoln who
had actually discriminated against
minority groups in the area of
housing or employment.
Wells answered by saying noth
ing would please him more than
to have someone file a complaint
"with him regarding such an in
stance of actual discrimination.
Mays 6aid there are govern
ment funds available for p u b 1 uc
school systems to replace out
dated textbooks with those which
are not simply white culturally
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Photo by Du Ladeljr
A city policeman is stopped by a University "bunny"
collecting donations for the Easter Seal campaign. Uni
versity volunteers solicited support from Lincoln citizens
downtown March 16 and 23.
Absurdity depicted
in Williams' play
Senatorial candidates worried
about open issues of the spring
Student Senate campaign have
formed the Concerned Students'
Party (CSP) to oppose the only
other declared party candidates,
Party for Student Action (PSA).
Party Chairman Mike Nelson,
who is also a candidate for sena
tor from Teachers College, cited
several reasons for the formation
of the group:
To form a coordinated cam
paign, organizing for the candi
dates running on the CSP slate;
To agree as much as possible
within the party on major issues
to form a united front;
To bring to attention cam
paign issues that would not be ac
tively discussed with just one
party organized running.
Senate's candidates presently
slated with CSP from Teachers'
College are Suone Cotner, Mary
Lynne Nelson, Chairman Nelson,
and Gary Toebben.
Slated from Arts and Sciences
are Dan Goodenberger, Ronald F.
Pfeifer, Joe Voboril, Tom Lonn
quist and Bill Mobley.
Steve Fuchser and Jerry Sieck
represent Business College and
Bill Chaloupka and Del Stork
are from Engineering and Archi
tecture. Since CSP candidates do not
now support any executive slate,
their platform will be based on
Senate-student oriented questions,
said Nelson.
Included in the platform are
statements on campus communi
cations, Senatorial leadership, stu
dent living environment, the
Bill of Rights, and student political
Nelson said he thought that
CSP candidates would be able to
include their party affiliation on
the ballots, and Chuck Wagner,
campaign chairman, said he
thought more CSP candidates
would be announced at a later
T-Town unfortunate
He also said it was unfortunate
that in a city the size of Lincoln
with such a relatively small Ne
gro population, that an area such
as "T-Town" exists.
The tense situation created by
the University expansion into the
M a 1 o n e area is also a definite
problem, Mays noted.
Problems exist in Lincoln, he
said, but not to any great extent
as in the large urban cities.
He said the corollary of this
fact is that the problems are often
played down.
The consensus of the nearly
forty people in attendance was
chat those youth in Lincoln who
should form the body of a youth
branch were not at the meeting
and that nothing could be or
ganized or accomplished until
those youths could be contacted.
The absurdity of life provides
material for "The Monastery," a
3-act tragi-comedy being per
formed at 8 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday at the University Theatre
in Room 203 Temple.
The lab play is a thesis produc
tion, written by Mance Williams
and directed by Xan Johnson,
graduate student at the Univer
sity. "The Monastery" is a timely
and bold statement about the
world situation today. Director
Xan Johnson said.
The action takes place in an
abandoned monastery in South
America sometime within the last
fifty years. Three soldiers in their
early twenty's have stopped there
returning from a scouting mission
to find rebels
Diego, played by Mike Gruett,
is the sergeant. He is a leader
to open
The Record Lending Library in
the Union Programming Office will
be open Monday through Friday
from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., starting
March 25.
The library's stock includes al
bums of all types of music, from
classical to rock and from jazz to
easy listening. Records may be
checked out for two weeks at a
The library is situated in the
back room of the Program Office
in the southeast corner of the first
floor of the Union. The Union Music
Committee sponsors the library.
McCarthy backers to begin work
100 NU student supporters
to distribute literature in Union
Harold Stassen, a peren-
nial Republican hopeful tor
J the presidential nomination,
will speak at the University
Thursday at 3:30 p.m., ac-
J cording to Carol Madson,
Union Talks and Topic Com-
5 mittee chairman,
f Slassen, former governor
of Pennsylvania, will speak
u in the Union Ballroom, ac-
5 cording to Miss Madson.
it Stassen loins Ronald Rea-
? gan, Richard Nixon and
Americus Liberator on the
Nebraska Republican pri
mary ballot.
Members of the University's
Students for McCarthy chapter
will begin work this week for Sen.
Eugene McCarthy's Nebraska
campaign, group treasurer Ed
Hilz, said Sunday.
The organizational meeting
Thursday night attracted more
than 100 student supporters of the
apsirant who hopes to snatch the
Democratic presidential nomina
ton from President Lyndon John
son. Hilz said this group will be
gin the "leg work for the cam
paign." Eighty-five students who signed
cards indicating they would work
will begin distributing McCarthy
literature and work at the group's
Nebraska Union booth, he said.
Publicity committee
He said the students were sub
divided into publicity and finance
committees with the greater per
centage in the publicity commit
tee. The group would seek to obtain
the names of approximately 150.
000 registered Democrats in both
Lancaster and Douglas Counties
throughout this week, Hilz said.
Once the names are obtained,
they would be transferred to in
dex cards and literature would be
sent to these persons, he added.
All political chores
"We will be doing mostly can
vassing, typing, mimeographing
and all political chores in the
campaign," he said.
"We aren't aiming for any spe
cific number of followers we
are just going to conduct an ef
ficient campaign for McCarthy,"
he explained.
Siese the University's chapter is
one of the largest McCarthy stu
dent chapters in Nebraska and is
closest to the Lincoln McCarthy
headquarters, the local group will
be doing much of the statewide
student work, he said.
Other student chapters
Other S t u d e n t for McCarthy
chapters have been formed at
Dther groups will be organized
soon at Kearney, Chadron. Peru
lege, Doane College and Creigh
ton University, which will handle
the Omaha metropolitan area.
Wayne State College, Dana Col-
and other state colleges.
Hilz said there would be close
relations and cooperation with all
the student Nebraska chapters. He
said "The students across Nebras
ka will conduct the most effec
tive McCarthy campaign in t h e
"We hope we will give the Ne
braska voters the same impres
sion student groups did in N e w
Hampshire." be said in explaining
that the student groups will dis
seminate across Nebraska spread
i n g information and literature
New Hampshire primary
In the March 12 New Htmpshire
presidential primary, McCarthy,
who had nripinallv hoon mantul
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to receive no more than 15 or 20
per cent response, obtained al
most 42 per cent of the Demo.
ijiiuc vuie.
Hilz said the statewide student'
groups, with headquarters in Lin
coln, would work closely with Mc
C a r t h y's statewide campaign
headquarters in Omaha.
Although he could not specify a
date, the local treasurer said
McCarthy would probably begin
his Nebraska campaign" in person
after the April 2 Wisconsin presi
dential primary.
Personal appearances
Since there are no state pri
nt a r i e s between the Wisconsin
mock ballot and Nebraska's May
14 election, he expected the Min
nesota Democrat to make several
personal appearances in the state.
"We have a very good chance
to win in Nebraska, Hilz said,
since only President Johnson and
New York Senator Robert Ken
nedy, will provide the Minnesota
Senior Senator with competition.
"Kennedy didn't enter the slate
election soon enough to have any
delegates pledged to him," he explained.
al- McCarthy approval
Hilz added that McCarthy lias
acknowledged "his approval of the
iocal chapter, which is similar to
numerous other student followings
"We feel our group will or
ganize an effective campaign and.,
will accomplish a lot of work in
the future," he said.
who cannot lead and procrastin
ates, trying to stay in the mon
astery because he finds a sense
of security there.
Sanchez, played by Bob Flaugh
er, is the tool of society. He is
very anxious to get back to the
everyday world.
Perfino, played by Bill Turek,
provides the comic-relief in t h e
play. He is oblivious to the true
situation and sees anything that
comes in the way of his physical
comfort as a danger to his se
curity. The arena presentation is de
signed to produce audience em
pathy. The audience enters t h t
theater through the door of the
monastery. Three isolated statues
provide the only scenery.
Johnson said the audience will be
urged to participate in a discus
sion of impressions and reactions
with the writer and the director
after the play.
On Campus ...
Today I
The YWCA Love and Mar
riage Committee will sponsor
a seminar on marriage Tues
day at 8 p.m. in the Nebraska
Union. Dr. Robert Palmer,
minister of Westminster Pres
byterian Church, will speak
cfl tbe "Spiritual and Person
al Aspects of Marralge."
Tbe Air Force Officers Se
lection Team will be on cam
pus Wednesday and Thursday
March 27-28 to Interview In
terested students. Captaia
Bruce R. Meiser will be In
terviewing for pilot and navi
gator positions, and men for
rlectricaL mechanical, astro
nautical, and aeronautical
jobs. WAF Captain Steeler
will also be interviewing all
interested women applicants.
An organizational meeting
of the Students For Kennedy
will be held Tuesday night at
p.m. In the Nebraska Union.
Loren E, Casement, instruc
tor of Economics, w ill be tbe
group's advisor and will speak
ai the meeting.
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