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    UNIVERSITY OP NEDR: ;
Monday, ApriJ 1, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Page 5
Executive candidates
stress student action
by Jim Evlngcr
Senior Staff Writer
Active and meaningful stu
dent participation is the goal
of the two slates vying for the
ASUN executive positions. The
platforms of the candidates
were announced Monday as
campaigning began for the
ASUN elections to be held on
April 10.
"Our largest goal is mak
ing students active and mean
ingful participants in the Unl
versity community," said
Craig Dreeszen, PSA party
candidate for ASUN nresident.
The PSA executive slate
consists of Dreeszen, Mike
Naeve as first vice president,
and Cheryl Adams as sec
ond vice president.
Power means voice
"Student power means an
CSP
approves
action platform
by Jan Parks
Senior Staff Writer
The Concerned Stu
dent's Party approved a plat-
lorm bunaay aavocaiing stu
dent Senate action on student
housing policies, according to
Alike Kelson, party chairman
The CSP, a new student par
ty which has slated candidates
in the ASUN senatorial race,
states in it's platform: "We
disagree in part with the Uni
versity's housing policy and
will work for further reahza
tion of student's rights in the
area of student housing.
CSP candidates will not be
designated as such on the sen
atorial ballot, Chuck Wagner,
CSP campaign manager,
noted.
Respect previous decisions
"Rather than press for a
change in Senate electoral
rules to allow CSP to be on
the ballot we choose to re
spect the previous decisions of
Senate," Senator Bill Mobley
explained. '
Nelson added that a letter
of intent is being sent to the
Office of Student Affairs stat
ing plans for the CSP as an
official student organization.
"CSP is not a shot in the
dark party," Nelson ventured,
"because it will continue in
future years."
Intent summarized
Mobley summarized the in
tent of CSP's formation ' by
saying, "CSP is an organzed
effort to provide students
with leaders who are capable i
of providing them with an
equal voice (equal with ad
ministration and faculty) in
the decision making processes
of the University."
Nelson pointed out that SFA
(Student - Faculty - Admini
stration) legislation on Uni
versity matters is one of the
goals of CSP in "as many
areas as possible."
The CSP platform, taking a
stand on Senate education is
sues, supports the Centennial
College, a residential college,
the expansion of the Pass-Fail
program and the Nebraska
Free University.
Understanding increase
fostered
To foster an increased un
derstanding among members
of the campus community we
will work for the inclusion of
courses related to Afro-Amer
ican culture," Nelson said.
The CSP also has promised
to work "actively for the real
ization of campus opinions in
national affairs ... to inform
students as to the various as
pects of programs on national,
state and local level.
Bill Mobley pointed out that
the platform also includes pro
visions for the adoption of
an optional undergraduate
program for instruction of li
brary use.
The party, which will cam
paign on the slogan "Party
of Concerned Students work
ing for Senate, working for
YOU," encourages a verbal
senatorial race, Wagner said.
"Several of the CSP candi
dates are willing and able to
debate senatorial issues with
any PSA (Party for Student
Action) candidates," Mobley
stated.
Waener noted that eieht
more candidates have joined
the CSP senatorial candidate
lists, which means that there
are now 18 CSP candidates
for Student Senate.
equal voice in selecting the
choices that directly involve
education, the administration
and selection of University
policies," Dave Shonka, presi
dential candidate, said.
Shonka is running with
Paul Canarsky who is slated
for the first vice president po
sition. The PSA platform and
Shonka's are in accord with
the concept of student power
that students should partici
pate in the making of deci
sions in matters which are of
concern to students.
Shonka explained he would
seek ways to involve students
to achieve student rights. He
listed the areas of Student
Senate, campus affairs and
next fall's state legislative
session as three areas where
students could actively work.
Agree about communication
Both slates agree that com
munication and dissemination
of information by ASUN Sen
ate and committees to s t u
dents need improvement. Both
Shonka and Dreeszen p r e
sented several possible solu
tions centering on increased
contact through meetings and
discussions.
Student welfare is dealt
with in both platforms. The
PSA executives include the
areas of race relatons, hous
ing, drug information, health
services, conferences and
service which student govern
ment should provide for stu
dents.
Shonka's platform includes
working for more adequate
Health Center facilities and
staff, seeking realistic imple
mentation of housing rights
and asking that member
ship in AWS be volunatary.
Educational reform
meaningful
"Educational reform can
be a most meaningful area
for the University in the long
run , Dreeszen said. He com
bined education, student wel
fare and student power as the
major concerns for student
government by the PSA exe
cutive candidates.
"The term student power
mplies that students are ma
ture, responsible individuals,"
Shonka said. "It means full
control in those areas which
affect student social and
academic affairs."
Shonka and Dreeszen will
appear at the East Campus
Union Tuesday night to pre
sent their viewpoints and
answer questions.
Residential college project
may be instituted in fall '68
The University's Residential
College project, part of the
University Centennial cele
bration, has an equal chance
of beginning in the fall of
1968 or the fall of 1969 ac
cording to Gene Pokorny,
member of the planning com
mittee for the project.
"The committee knew when
we turned in the project re
port that there was a fifty-fifty
chance of instituting the
program for his fall semes
ter," Pokorny said. I
"There is still a possibility
that the College will begin this
year, but we would rather
have a good job done than
a sloppy one," he said.
One of the problems in push
ing the opening of the college
lies in the hiring of profes
sors and staff to run he pro
ject. The University hires new
staff in January and Febru
ary, and the report wis not
finished until March.
Also, students interested in
a program that plans the cur
riculum for a year or two
years may already have reg
istered in regular University
classes for first semester.
Dean Mark Hobson, contact
ed by the Daily Nebraskan
said that the final draft of
the committee's recoinmenda
tion would be issued from his
office sometime this week or
next.
Meanwhile, students inter
ested in registering for the
special curriculum will have
to wait for the results.
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I '68 ASUN campaign
1 lacks controversial issue
Even with campaigning of
ficially starting Monday for
the April ID ASUN election,
the current campaign lacks
the excitement, color and con
troversy that characterized
the 1967 race.
Low filing figures, little pre-
campaign discussion and an
almost uncontested executive
race are the main elements
of the apparent lackadaisical
upcoming campaign Ed Hilz,
ASUN electoral commission
director, said this weekend.
"The right mixtures just
aren't present this year," Hilz
said about the difference be
tween last year's race, which
drew more than. 6,000 voters,
and this year's contest.
The candidates involved in
last year's race changed the
entire perspective of student
government since they empha
sized education and student
rights, he said.
"That was the first time
students were exposed to con
cepts like those and maybe
that is why that campaign was
so different," he said.
The 1967 campaign was
was marked by a split in the
Party for Student Action
(PSA) revolving around a
housing amendment to the
ASUN constitution.
Ron Pfeifer, who was
to have been the PSA's vice
presidential candidate and 15
PSA senatorial candidates re
signed in mid-March amid as
sertions the PSA elite was
coercing party members to
vote along specified lines.
Pfeifer formed another ex
ecutive slate composed of him
self for president, Jerry Ol
son for vice president and Liz
Aitken for second vice presi
dent. Besides the PSA slate of
Dick Schulze for president,
Gene Pokorny for vice presi
dent and Mimi Rose as sec
ond vice president, the Stu
dents for a Democraric Par
ty (SDS) also ran an executive
slate.
Amendment five to the
ASUN constitution caused the
split since Schulze and Po
korny favored the second form
of the amendment while Pfei
fer supported neither alterna
tive. The first alternative stated
that students have the right
to choose their own living en
vironment while the other
form said students have the
right to an equitable role in
the formulation of housing pol
icy which allows maximum
individual choice.
The election itself was
marred with cases of stu
dents votine numerous times
under one identification card
as the PSA scored a clean
sweep.
"But many of those people
aren't here this year," Hilz
said in estimating this year's
turnout would approach the
3,000 level.
In checking filing figures
there are 72 less candidates
this year than a year ago.
In 1967 115 persons filed for
three executive Dositions and
35 senate seaas and 50 filed
for advisory board posts while
this year only 93 persons have
filed for senate posts and ad
visory positions.
Hilz said it was difficult to
achieve a lasting political par
ty since there is such a large
turnover from year to year.
although parties should be
come more non-seasonal.
With the election less than
10 days away, Hilz announced
that all campaigning must
cease by midnight, April 9
and financial form j listing
candidate s expendi
tures must be xeturned by
noon April 10 and si' posters
must be removed by mon Ap
ril 11.
Awaits approval
Choice '68 future
still undecided
As of Sunday evening, the
future of Choice '68 is still In
question.
The Senate passed a reso
lution at Wednesday's meet
ing in favor of putting Choice
'68 on the April 10 General
Election ballot. ASUN Presi
dent Dick Schulze, however,
must still approve the mea
sure, according to Ed Hilz,
election commissioner.
"If Schulze vetoes the Sen
ate's decision, it would go
DacK to the Senate, " Hilz
said. The Senate would then
have to override the veto by
a two-thirds majority vote.
Senate can override veto
The ASUN Constitution
states that the Senate can ov
erride a veto on legislation
by such a vote. But Hilz ques
tioned if the resolution really
is legislation. -
"This is the point of conten
tion," Hilz said, "Choii ffflC
is in an area by itself. " ..-.
Phil Bowen, who introduced
last week's measure in favor .
of the national student presi
dential primary, said that he.,
could not understand why
Choice '68 was beine received
so coldly by the" Senate exe
cutives.
"The reasons thev (Senate
executives, have been givina
us aren't the real reasons
why they oppose Choice '68,"'
bowen said.
Bowen noted that his mea
sure had received consider
able support at the last Sen
ate meeting. He said, "Choice
'68 is going to be on the ballot
whether they like it or not."
Schulze was out of town and
could not be reached for com-
nent.
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