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Thursday, September 19, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 6
Discrimination issue major campus topic
Half of Lincoln's landlords
agree to nousmg supuiauon
by Jim Evinger
The University Housing Office
has received about 75 a n t i
discrimination agreements for off
campus housing unsigned, ac
cording to Wayne Blue of the
Blue said that of 780 statements
sent to landlords this summer re
quiring them to sign an anti
discrimination policy to retain their
University approved listing, 381
have signed the agreement.
THOUGH ONE of the agreements
specifically requires the landlords
to "stand ready to rent .to all
students and ' members of the
University of Nebraska community
regardless of race, religion, or na
tional origin," Blue emphasized
that not all of those who refused
to sign can be accused o f
Of the forms returned unsign
ed, only one landlord admittedly
refused to rent because of a
Blue released Wednesday the
names of the landlords who
returned the unsigned agreements
and their remarks.
"I'll be happy to take any
roomers but Negroes," wrote Mrs.
Otto Bentzinger whose facility is
at 720 So. 31 Street.
Peter Bibikoff, who rents a
facility at 909 N. 23, wrote he would
like to rent to a student from Africa
"But I must confess that the
contents and tone of your letter
scared us," Bibikoff wrote.
"WE FEEL like children who
have been spanked before they did
anything bad. We were afraid that
our wish to help somebody will get
us only in trouble," he stated.
Sixteen landlords refused to sign,
all of them not listing any reasons
for refusal. Blue said they were
simply removed from the Housing
Office's approval listings of off
Charles 0. Lawlor, who rents a
facility at 740 N. 25 Street, refused
to sign the agreement, writing that
"if you have some notion of turning
me in to any or all of the various
Human Rights commissions, think
"As a matter of principle I will
therefore not return the forms. I
see no reason to do so except to
Hyde Park sessions start Thursday
The 1968-69 year's first Hyde
Park session will be held in the
Nebraska Union lounge Thursday
at 3:30 p.m.
The discussion will be moderated
by Carol Madsen, Nebraska Union
Talks and Topics Committee
Any student, faculty member or
guest of the University may speak
satisfy some of your 'members' and
current hysteria," Lawlor wrote.
Another Lincoln realtor refused
to accept the agreement but
e m p h a s i ? e d she did not
discriminate as to race, religion
or national origin.
"YOU STATE that you are sup
porting 'personal freedom and in
dividual dignity.' Apparently, you
are not extending this freedom to
realtors," Mrs. Letha Jeffrey
. "We do not wish to sign a con
tract that requires us to rent this
house to any University student or
personnel. We do not discriminate
as to race, religion or national
origin. We do discriminate as to
freshmen, financially irresponsible,
etc.," Mrs. Jeffrey stated.
Fourteen who responded by not
signing the agreement said they
were not renting any more. Another
eight said their facility had already
been removed from the listing.
Thirteen were returned by the
Post Office, indicating that the
landlord had moved without a
forwarding address or no one lived
at the registered address.
Dallas Johnson, chief of the Lin
coln Fire Department, responded,
explaining that the Fire. Depart
ment would not sign an agreement
because it does not rent rooms to
"THE POLICY has been for the
last 20 years to occasionally allow
a student or two to occuny a bed
or beds in a fire station dormitory
when requested by he Athletic
Department on a space available
basis," Johnson wrote.
"These requests usually were the
result of having insufficient funds
for full athletic scholarships or for
a student going to summer school
in which case he would return to
the University dorm in the fall,"
An office member who wrote for
Oswald Kreich whose facility is at
926 Charleston said that Kreich is
afraid to sign the agreement and
does not want to rent to just
Three forms came back unsigned
because the landlords had died.
Nine indicated they no longer own
ed the property. Another said they
were improving the facility and the
room was not currently available.
on any topic. The moderator
reserves the right to dismiss the
speaker if the session becomes
disorderly or if one person
monopolizes the podium.
John Anaza, Biafran graduate
student at the University is ex
pected to speak on the starvation
crises in Biafra.
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New program includes control
Teachers College and the student
advisory board are collaborating on
two special projects this semester,
according to board member Ed
Project TAPP (Teachers Ad
visory Pilot Program) is sending
10 elementary education
sophomores into the Lincoln Public
Schools to work with cooperating
teachers as assistants.
"The current system, wherein
students do not actually work in
a real classroom situation until
'their senior year at the university,
is bad," Bervin said.
IN THE experiment, the ten
by Lary Eckholt
Senior Staff Writer
Friday night the Three Day
Ryders will give their first concert.
And their last.
The popular campus folk-singing
group is disbanding, according to
member Wayne Stoeber, in order
to let each singer "pursue his own
STOEBER SAID that one
member has to devote most of his
time this semester to student
teaching, while another will be
''wrapped up in ROTC."
"And I'm just going to exist for
a while," Stoeber added.
The group is composed of
Stoeber, a fine arts major from
Omaha, Ken Gunlicks, a music
major from Grand Island and Phil
Gorder, an engineering student,
also from Grand Island.
The Ryderi first appeared tX a
campus organization spring ban
quet in 1966. They were then known
at The Sodger Ladies. The name
was taken from a poem by Robert
That summer the group had a
sophomores will first work as
teacher ' aids, teacher assistants,
and finally work up to taking con
trol of the class.
"In this way, students gain
earlier experience and an
opportunity to see if they really
like teaching," Bervin said.
If the program is successful, as
the advisory board feels it will be,
there is a good chance It will be
expanded next year, possibly to in
clude the entire college, Bervin
The other special project concerns
teaching exceptional children, an
area which has been neglected
contract to sing at a lodge in
Yellowstone National Park. They
stayed for, less than a month and
then headed for Texas.
A new name emerged from that
trip, according to Stoeber.
"WE ARRIVED in Dallas after
three days without food or sleep,"
he said. "We needed a new name
and the three days of travel seemed
to hold some significance."
The Three Day Ryders sang at
a number of Dallas nightclubs and
then broke up for the summer.
Stoeber said they had become "sus
picious" of their manager.
The Ryders got their first break
on campus that fall when the group
was chosen as a traveler's act in
the Kosmet Klub Fall Review.
Since that time they have sung
for numerous campus functions,
including folk masses, social events
and on a program with a
nationaly-known recording group,
Gunlicks and Gorder also found
time to be in the Cornhusker
Marching Band, and Stoeber ap
peared as Tony in the Kosmet Club
production of "West Side Story."
EMPTY CAN B y DAN LADELY
completely, according to Bervin.
"Teachers College students come
mainly from middle-class towns
and families, are taught in middle
class schools and after graduation
teach middle-class children,,"
To correct this situation, a small
number of students go to Omaha
for their student teaching. They
work with cooperating teachers in
problem-area high schools.
THE ADVISORY board conceiv
ed the idea after hearing of a
similar project in the Kansas City
area, Bervin said.
THE RYDERS had been offered
several contracts but all were
turned down because of the Selec
"We decided to stay in school
rather than give a command
performance for Uncle Sam,"
The Three Day Ryder repertoire
has grown with each performance,
Stoeber said. "We used to con
centrate on folk music," he said,
"but now we do a variety of
They have added popular music
to their list of songs, and Stoeber
also does some original songwriting
for the Ryders. Gunlicks and
Gorder do most of the arranging
of the songs.
Friday night's concert i s
sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Sin
fonia, a men's honorary in the
music department, but Stoeber
feels the music department has not
sanctioned the Three Day Ryders'
effort in the entertainment busi
ness. 'But we're glad that Sinfonia
sponsored our concert."
TICKETS ARE available in the
Union. Admission price is 75 cents.
by Jim Pedersen
Senior Staf Writer
The ASUN Senate Wednesday
unanimously passed a resolution
urging University students not to
rent from Lincoln landlords who
have not signed the University
Emphasizing the clause in the
agreement which reads that
landlords must rent to 'all
students regardless of race,
religion or national origin," Dan
Looker, chairman of the Human
Rights Committee, presented the
Of the 780 agreements sent out
by the housing office, 381 have been
signed, 68 have refused to sign, and
331 have not returned the agree
ment. THE HOUSING agreement re
quires that the landlords comply
that landlords rent to all
students regardless of race,
religion, or national origin.
that the facilities meet
minimum standards of the
University housing code.
that the facilities will be open
to inspection by the university.
First Vice-President, Mike Naeve,
suggested that the landlords who
have not responded to the agree
ment are being assumed guilty
before it is proven that they are
'We are not accusing anyone of
discrimination, -but the landlords
who have refused to sign or res
pond to the agreement have re
tained the right to discriminate,"
The Human Rights Committee
intends to circulate i. petition next
week among the University of
Nebraska students which will read
that, the undersigned students
refuse to rent from landlords who
have not complied with the housing
agreement, Looker said.
The commitee will then send the
petition, a list of those who signed
it, and the ASUN resolution to the
landlords who have not returned
or refused to sign the housing
agreement, Looker added.
HE STRESSED that these
documents will not be sent to
landlords who have given a valid
reason for not signing or respon
ding to the agreement.
Enclosed with the resolution and
petition will be a copy of the
householders agreement and a let
ter urging the landlord to
reconsider his decision, Looker
Looker outlined the three areas
In which his committee would work
as housing, recruiting more black
students for the University of
Nebraska, and educating the white
student community concerning
racism in America.
Looker stressed that the key
word to the work and success of
the committee is responsibility.
, According to Looker, the purpose
of the housing drive is to find ap
proved non-discriminatory housing
for all University students, but not
to force students out of their
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The root of the problem was that
someone got the wrong informa
tion, went out on a limb, and before
you knew, it was in the wind that
the administration wanted the
trees. But they really always in
tended to leaf them alone. So you
might say the 1,400 people who
signed the petition against the
sculpture garden were barking up
the wrong ... oh, well. Anyway the
leafy giants will be around for a
long time, providing a focal point
tor students such as Stan Hergen
rader and Jane Peterson pictured
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