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Friday, April 5, 1968
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 91, No. 94
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I World in review I
Hanoi has begun lifting the siege of Khe Sanh
as a sign of its good intentions, Soviet informants in
London said Thursday. They said the North Vietna
mese have assured the United States privately they
will launch no major offensive if all American bomb
ing attacks are halted.
The Russian informants said Hanoi did not con
sult Moscow before Wednesday's conditional accep
tance of President Johnson's call for peace talks.
President Johnson will fly to Hawaii Friday to
discuss peace and war prospects with top American
and Saigon officials.
He will probably meet former President Dwight
D. Eisenhower at March Air Force Base in Califor
nia on his way.
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Gen. Earle G.
Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and
other top military officials will attend the meeting.
Hopeful comments about the recent develop
ments have come from such critics as French Presi
dent Charles de Gaulle and Chairman J. W. Ful
bnght, D-Ark., of the Senate Foreign Relations com
mittee. Pope Paul IV and Secretary-General U Thant
cf the U.N. expressed cautious optimism.
Fulbright said he hoped U.S.-North Vietnamese
discussions "would lead to a cessation of war acts,
and I would rope to a cease-fire and a solution to
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The third stage of America's Saturn 5 rocket
failed to restart in space Thursday after the first
two stages quit earlier. Officials said the problems
coujd delay the country's man-to-the-moon program.
The rocket did send the unmanned 132 ton, Apol
lo moon ship into orbit, however.
The goal of the flight was to establish whether
the Saturn 5 could safely send an Apollo space
craft into orbit, an officer of the National Aeronau
tics and Space Administration said Thursday.
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The new president of Czechoslovakia, Gen. Lud
vik Svoboda, marks a break with the Communist
General Svoboda is a member of the Commu
nist Party, but bolds no office in it. His three pre
decessors rose through the ranks of the party from
working class origins to become chief of state.
Christian Science Monitor
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Walkouts in seven Negro and Mexican-American
high schools in Los Angeles are indicative of trou
ble in the summer.
In early March hundreds of teen-agers walked
out of schooL The ethnic groups make up 40 per
cent of the city' 800,000-student schooL
Cainpi iii review
The University of Minnesota has suspended the
publication of its yearbook, the Gopher, because of
increasing expenses. A contest is now being held to
find a name for the new publication which will be
published three times a year. Each edition will con
tain pictures of seniors and the three issues can be
purchased bound together at the end of the year.
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The University of South Dakota senate passed
re5F favog abolishment of compul
sory ROTC. The resolution will now be sent to the
Board of Regents.
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Students at the State University of New York
at Stony Brook have organized a free university of
fering 37 courses. The courses range from Cpsmo
f ony to Medieval Torture and Self-Fiagilation.
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A "?e$ ditoril in the University of Missouri's
"Maneater" caUed for the legalization of marijua
na citing the harm also derived from cigarettes
and alcohol and the lack of evidence indicating long
er short-range physical problems resulting from
the smoking of marijuana as arguments.
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fn?g0C,y-ipprtved "commended tuition
increase. The action calls for a $15 a quarter in
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Because of the increasing number of fraterni
ties on the Creighton campus, a subcommittee has
been formed to "investigate the problems and out
looks for fraternities and sororities and to make suit
able recommendations to the University Policy Com
mittee. ft ft ft
The Kansas Union Operating Board at the Uni
versity of Kansas is conducting a survey of student
epiniua on the feasibility of serving beer in the Kan
sas Union. A subcommittee will contact 600 persons
before the spring break and make a recommends
ttfo to the Operation Board.
The mayor of Memphis clapped a
tight curfew on his city Thursday
evening after the death of Dr. Martin
Lather King, Jr. All travel in the city
was forbidden except for emergency
King, winner of the 1964 Nobel
Peace Prize, was shot in the back of
the neck while standing on his motel
balcony last Thursday. Police arrest
ed two men several blocks from the
King was leading garbage strike
marches in Memphis. March 27 a
wave of violence followed a march
when King lost control of the more
militant members of the crowd. One
boy was killed, 62 persons were
injured and 200 arrested.
Police put out a bulletin for "a
young, white male, well-dressed,"
arter King was shot. Police said the
assassin dropped his weapon while
running down Ma'n Street about a
block from the shooting.
King has been the leading Negro
exponent of non-violent demonstra
te January 30, 1948, the bullet of a Hindu
fanatic felled Mohandas Gandhi, the saintly
leader of non-violent resistance in India. At
8:05 last night, Martin Luther King, perhaps
the last hope for achieving Negro Civil rights
through peaceful means, 'was killed by an
assassin's bullet in Memphis.
tions for several years. He was con
sidered the leading figure in the civil
Dr. King was president of the South
ern Christian Leadership Conference.
A wave of rioting spread through
the ghettos of the south following the
announcement of King's death. Ne
groes were reported battling police in
Memphis, looting and throwing rocks
in Miami. Raleigh, N.C., Jackson,
Miss., and Birmingham, Ala.
President Johnson postponed his trip
to Hawaii to begin talks with his ad-
views at Hyde Park
visers on possible peace negotia
tions with Hanoi. The President told
an aide he would make a decision on
his departure in the morning.
In Harlem Mayor John Lindsay of
New York was reported walking the
streets of the ghetto in an attempt to
prevent violence. Disturbances had
broken out however, and extra police
men were being called into duty.
Wednesday night, King told a rally
near the spot, where he died that "Like
anybody, I would like to live a long
life . . . but I'm not concerned about
"I just want to do God's will and
He has allowed me to go up the moun
tain and I've looked over and I've seen
the promised land.
"I may not get there with you, but
I want you to know tonight that we
as a people will get to the promised
land. So I'm happy tonight. I'm not
worried about anything."
In Indiana Sen. Robert F. Kennedy,
on the verge cf tears, asked his audi
ence to "say a prayer for our coun
try." Kennedy made his first refer
ence to his brother's death in Dallas
in sympathizing with his primarily
"A member of my family was
killed," Kennedy said. "Ue was killed
by a white man."
"For those of you who are black."
Kennedy told the audience, "who are
tempted to be filled with hatred at the
injustice of such an act, I can also
feel in my own heart the same kind
King's 10-yfar-old battle for civil
rights ended in the emergency room
of St. Joseph's hospital in Memphis,
Tennessee. He died with a gaping hole
in the right side of his throat from an
by Jim Pedersen
Junior Staff Writer
Only a handful of students were
present Thursday afternoon in the Ne
braska Union to hear the candidates
for executive positions in ASUN pres
ent their views on campus issues.
Craig Dreeszen, a junior in the Col
lege of Agriculture, is the Party for
Student Action candidate for president
of ASUN, and Mike Naeve, a junior
in business, is running for first vice
president on the same ticket.
Opposing Dreeszen and Naeve are
Dave Shonka. a junior in Arts and
Sciences, and Paul Canarsky, a junior
in Teachers College, running for presi
dent and first vice-president respec
tively on an executive slate.
Shonka outlined his platform as di
vided into two parts. The first criti
cized last year's ASUN: the remain
der attacked policies he felt should be
Shonka verbally attacked the Sen
ate for not keeping the students in
formed on issues before the senate.
He cited the Bill of Rights, a bill stat-
ing basic student rights, as an exam
ple. He also criticized ASUN for not chal
lenging the administration on such pol
icies as open housing and drug usage
There is a lack of communication
between students and the ASUN, Shon
ka said. The students don't know what
is going on, and therefore they do not
get involved on campus, he added.
According to Canarsky, the primary
problem with the University is a class
room atmosphere which does not give
the student a sense of meaning.
The classrooms are too large, Can
arsky said. Students and faculty should
work together to help reduce class
room size, he said.
Shonka then blamed ASUN for apa
thy on the University campus.
Shonka cited instances of students
who were suspended from school with
out a proper hearing, and said ASUN
did not come to their aid.
"There it so much ambiguity in the
present court system that it is a farce.
Students don't know where to go,"
According to Shonka, one of the poli
cies he intends to promote is the shift
ing of the meeting place of senate from
week to week.
There should be a rotation of Sen
ate meeting m fraternities, sororities.
East Campus, dorms, as well as ia
the Union, Shonka said.
Shonka added that increased student
pressure could result in administra
tion policies for better recreational
and parking facilities on Campus.
"We feel that last year's ASUN was
a failure largely because of PSA,"
In order for ASUN to succeed, it
will need support from the students.
"If we are elected. ASUN represen
tatives will not need to recapitulate
to the students what they have done
one year from now; the students will
know about it," he added.
Dreeszen defended ASUN on the
grounds that it is attacking relative is
sues but is doing it more quietly. He
added that th Bill of Rights is a case
"Had we given the Board of Regents
an ultimatum, we would have had to
demonstrate," Dreeszen said. "Instead
the executive went to Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin with the bill, and it will
now be presented to the ASUN on Sun
day and the students next Wednes
day," Dreeszen added.
Dreeszen admitted that there had
been a communication failure between
ASUN and the students and gave two
reasons: (1) No concentrated effort to
communicate with the students was
made by ASUN. and (2) most of
projects of ASUN were long range
programs which will affect the Uni
versity ixt year.
Dreeszen stated the PSA platform
is based on education, student welfare,
and student power.
Nebraska Free University, pass-fail
legislation, and the Centennial Col
lege are examples of PSA action in
education according to Dreeszen.
PSA is attempting to maintain a con
tinuity of leadership and programs by
enacting long range projects, Drees
The candidates opened the debate to
questions from the audience, and one
student asked what had become of
the study to re-district ASUN senator
Shonka said that he did not consid
er re-districting a dead issue, and
would like to see a committee appoint
ed to study the problem again.
The way to bring about better senator-student
communication is to force
the senators to face their constitu
ents frequently, Dreeszen said. Re-districting
could accomplish this, he
Canarsky presented his view on the
roll of lie first vice-president in Stu
dent Senate, by saying that it is the
duty of the first vice-president to pub
lish the issues in the senate to the
students and the administration. "
According to Naeve, the first vice
president should serve as a liaison
between the Senate and the students.
He added that the first vice-president
should sound out the tenor of the ex
ecutive and keep in touch with the
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'We Want a revolution now!' protests the east of the Uni
versity's production of Marat Sade. Cheryl Hansen rehearses her
role of Charlotte Cordoy. The performances begin May 3.
by Kent Corkson
Senior Staff Writer
The teach-in on the draft sponsored
by Students for a Democratic Socie
ty (SDS) and presented by the Ne
braska Draft Registers Union (NDRU)
was a success, according to Dave Bun
nell, co-chairman of SDS.
The event drew a crowd of 40 or
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The first AWS Congress met Thursday. Co-ordinating their first meeting were AWS execu
tives Oeft to right) Nancy Eaton, Man! Baker, Nesha Ncsineisfer snd Karen WenuL Story on
more, most of whom stayed through
out the three-hour program to bear a
panel of six speakers present their
ideas about the draft and in fact the
whole draft resistance movement
Leonard Kaplan, a University assis
tant professor of law, said upon open
ing the discussion that the draft will
never come under consideration in the
Supreme Court because be war in
Vietnam is dangerous to the Court po
litically. Draft violations tried
He added that any case involving the
violations of the draft will be tried on
He added that there is a tremen
dous danger in putting faith in some
of the decisions the Supreme Court
makes because they are acts of "di
vine rhetoric and there is a tremen
dous gap between what is said and
what is done."
The crux of the matter, Kaplan said,
is in understanding what the draft is
aside from the Vietnam conflict and
then discussing the issue to "get the
paranoia out of the crowd."
Free speech lost?
The consequence of not talking about
the draft issue openly and critically
may be the complete loss of tee
speech, be said.
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