The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 29, 1968, Image 1

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Vol. 91, No. 90
Friday, March 29 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
'Ne brasher 9 welcomes Kennedy
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NU Coliseumcrammed with what may be the largest crowd in its history to hear Sen. Robert F.
Kennedy of New York.
Whirlwind planning brings RFK
to Lincoln for primary campaign
by Jim Evinger
Senior Staff Writer
Bobby Kennedy came to cam
pus Thursday afternoon amidst
sunshine, applause and enthusias
tic supporters.
From the time he entered the
jammed Coliseum until his con
vertible pulled away from a hand
shaking crowd, the dynamic New
York senator emphasized that with
the active support of youth he
could win the Nebraska Presi
dential primary in May. From
there he said he could go on to
win in Oregon and California,
and to win the Democratic nomi
nation at the Chicago convention.
Kennedy promised that he would
then win the November election.
He made an appeal to youth,
Republicans and Democrats, to
back him in his campaign for the
Presidency.
"I think we need a new course
in Vietnam and therefore new
leadership," he emphasized.
A few boos accompanied ap
plause as he stated he would seek
to end the Vietnam conflict by
negotiating with the National Li
beration Front (NLF).
He said the U.S. must be un
equivocally clear that we will ne
gotiate, adding that the only way
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Is Harold Stassen . . . almost forgotten in the rush to hear
Robert F. Kennedy, says Nixon and Johnson must
be defeated.
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by Charlie Baxter
& Jim Peterson
Senior Staff Writers
Senator Robert F. Kennedy's
activities Thursday had only been
in the planning since Monday.
Cars, police, the Coliseum, press
conferences, receptions all had
to be planned in haste.
This was accomplished Wednes
day at 2:10 p.m. Kennedy stepped
from his chartered jet in his gray
suit ready to campaign.
He moved through the crowd of
over 400 people including Indians
in full regalia. Kennedy mounted
a car hood with a bull horn and
proceeded to give a speech one
of many.
"The Nebraska primary is im
portant and significant. I need
your help. I think we can win in
Nebraska," continued Kennedy,
"and it's going to be terribly im
ports nt to the nominee of the
Democratic party."
Stassen
stresses
peace
I by Andy Cunningham
Junior Staff Writer
I Both Lyndon Johnson and Rich-
1 ard Nixon must be defeated in the
1 fall of 1968, Republican presiden-
tial candidate Harold Stassen an-
I nounced during a speech pre-
I sented at the University Thursday.
"For the sake of peace it does
not make any difference what hap
pens to me, but it makes a ter
rible difference what decisions
people will make on the issues,"
Stassen said.
Both Nixon and Johnson, he
noted, hold similar views on the
war in Vietnam.
"Nixon and Johnson have been
thinking alike through the years
in terms of clobbering our way
through and using our power,"
Stassen explained.
Stassen saU that he looked to
wards other republicans who have
never been taken ia by the forces
of the military-industrial drive
which is backing the present na
tional foreign policy.
In addition to his own can
didacy, Stassen said that such
men as New York Mayor John
Lindsay, Illinois Senator Charles
Percy, and Oregon Senator and
former governor Hatfield would
be good presidential choices.
Speaking of his own candidacy,
Stassen commented that the going
will be difficult since he does not
command the extensive campaign
machinery of the other candidates.
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Today
The weekend film in the
Union will be the "World of
Henry Orient." The film will
be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. on
Friday and 7:30 p.m. on Sat
urday. Admission is 50 cents.
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The Cross Winds Coffee
bouse at 1233 F. St. will be
open Friday from 8-12 p.m.
All students are invited.
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Tassels interviews will be
held Saturday beginning at
8 a.m. in the Student Union.
Interested persons should
sign np for a time at the
Tassels office.
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Hiiiei Sabbath Services will
be held Friday at the Ne
braska School of Religion at
4:45 p.m.
we will ever learn If the NLF will
actually talk peace is to begin ne
gotiations. The audience, estimated at 12,
000, consisted of high school stu
dents, a group from John F. Ken
nedy College, University students
and faculty, press and other spec
tators. Kennedy asked the audi
ence what their response is to the
four alternatives the U.S. has in
Vietnam.
A small number answered they
would have the U.S. unilaterally
withdraw. About the same num
ber indicated they would have the
war escalated.
When Kennedy mentioned the
choice of continuing the Adminis
tration's present policy in Viet
nam, many spectators booed and
hissed.
His proposal, to stop the bomb
ing of the North and begin nego
tiations met with applause by the
majority of the audience.
Sustained applause followed his
first mention of ending the war
in Vietnam.
Calling agriculture "the root of
our economic strength," Kennedy
proposed four solutions to bolster
what he called the current unsat
isfactory farm situation.
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"I think we need new leader
ship. We cannot get it from the
Republican party, and that is why
we must have this struggle within
the Democratic party," Sen. Ken
nedy said.
Kennedy told the audience that
a desire for peace in Vietnam is
the major reason why he was run
ning for the Presidency.
"We must ring every doorbell,
travel to every village, every
farm and show the people of this
state that there is a possibility
and a hope to improve the United
States," Kennedy said.
Kennedy received a burst of ap
plause and cheering when he
asked, "Are you willing to do
more than just come to an air
port? Are you willing to work
with me through the next six
weeks?"
Kennedy was accompanied by
his staff and journalists from the
press services, Look. Life and
other national news media.
The official greeting line which
welcomed the Senator from New
York consisted of Mrs. .Sam
Schwartzkopf of Lincoln; Phil
Sorensen, former Lieutenant Gov
ernor of Nebraska; and Steve
Flader, president of Young Demo
crats. A band and students carrying
signs which read "Welcome Pres
ident Bobby" and "My Choice
Sen. Kennedy" were also on hand
to welcome the candidate.
"I think we can do better in
Nebraska. I think we can do bet
ter in the United States," Sen.
Kennedy said.
"We are up against heavy odds
in the country and in this state.
We need your help," added Ken
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Bobby Kennedy, with famed long hair blowing in the wind,
waves to crowd as he arrives at the airport.
document:
SAF
last lap Friday
Pohorny satisfied with
bill of rights application
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I The Chancellor's Student Aca-
demic Freedom (SAF) Committee
expects to present its document
I to University Chancellor Clifford
1 Hardin immediately after its ninth
1 and final meeting Friday after-
nuon, en nitleeman Gene Pokor-
I ny said Th?
The ASUN is a- I.? president
said he expect? no maji.r changes
to be made by the six-member
committee on the document stat-
ing the relationship of faculty, ad-
ministration and students.
I Pokorny said he was satisfied
1 with the document, which imple-
ments the Student Bill of Rights
into University policy and fore-
sees only clerical changes to be
1 made in the final draft.
The committee is hopeful the
Chancellor wi'l recommend the
i document be adapted by the Stu-
I dent Senate, the Board of Regents
I and the Faculty Senate, he said.
Dick Schulze, ASUN President,
I has said earlier if the Chancellor
recommends the document be ap
proved or rejected by the Student
Senate, the issue would be placed
on the April 10 ASUN election bal
lot for students to vote on Senate
action in order to give their opin
ion on the document.
The statement will be the re
sult of work which began , last
September when Hardin estab
lished the six man committee
rather than having the Regents
approve or reject tne 17 amend
ment Biii of Rights.
The Bill of Rights, approved as
17 amendments to the ASUN con
stitution, was overwhelmingly ap
proved in last April's ASUN gen
eral election.
The SAF committee is com
posed of students Pokorny and
Schulze; administrators, G. Rob
ert Ross, dean of student affairs
and Mark Kobscn, vice chancel
lor; and faculty members Camp
bell McConnell, professor of eco
nomics and Kenneth Orton, asso
ciate professor of educational psy-choloev.
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