The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 20, 1968, Image 1

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Friday, September 20, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 7
Biafran situation discussed at first forum
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Biafran graduate student in economics, John Anaza, spoke on the starvation of his native
people at the initial Hyde Park Forum Thursday afternoon in the student union lounge.
Anaza appealed to the student body to help him in mobilizing the Lincoln community.
Band Day '68 this weekend ...
Long hours, exacting plans
result in triumphant notes
by Holly Rosenberger
Junior Staff Writer
As the notes of the "Star Spangl
ed Banner" swell over Memorial
Stadium during halftime of the
Nebraska-Utah football game
Saturday, the relieved sighs of
several hundred people will be in
audible. The triumphant notes, though,
YD's debate
the melee
in Chicago
by Larry Eckholt
Senior Staff Writer
The University Young Democrats
met ' Thursday night in an
atmosphere similar to the national
Democratic Convention's mood in
Chicago last month.
A panel discussion on what hap
pened in Chicago generated heated
debate concerning the so-called
"Battle on Michigan Ave."
A motion was passed "denounc
ing Chicago police tactics" in
handling the anti-war demonstra
tion across from the Hilton liotel on
the night of the presidential nomi
nation balloting.
BOB BARTEE, senior from Battle
Creek, introduced the motion after
hearing opposing sides of what took
place at the convention and in the
streets.
The panel was composed of Kitty
O'Leary, a senior in Teacher's
College, who worked with a coalit
ion of Nebraska delegates favoring
the nomination of Sens. Eugene
McCarthy or George McGovern;
Tom Dean, a junior in the College
of Law, a regular delegate who
supported Sen. MccCarthy; Larry
Dyle, graduate student in history,
who was an alternae favoring Vice
President Hubert Humphrey; and
Bill Riggs, Nebraska's national
YDK committeeman, also support
ing Humphrey.
Miss O'Leary and Dean both ob
jected to the way in which
Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley
prepared for the demonstrators
before the convention. Both also
objected to tactics used to "con
trol" the delegates at (be conven
tion balL
Doyle and Riggs both expressed
optimism in the future of the
Democratic Party even though,
they admitted, the party's image
was "tainted."
But the discussion pertaining to
the police's handling of the
disorders appeared to widen the
ideology gap between the two fac
tions of the group.
ONE MEMBER suggested adding
an amendment to the motion de
nouncing the "outright abuse of the .
law" on the part of the
demonstrators. It was not approv
ed. Then the debate centered on the
role of the police.
"It should be realized that a
policeman Is a representative of
society, and we as members of
society should reprimand him if we
disagree with what he is doing,"
Dean said.
The vote on the issue was 15
in favor of denouncing the police
action; ten opposed; at least tea
did not vote.
will mark a triumph of organization
and planning for these silent sen
tinels who have kept track of the
3,600 high school bandsmen
performing at Band Day.
THE STORY began months ago
when 65 bands were invited to
participate in the annual-extravaganza.
For some the treat Begins almost
too soon, when a band may board
a bus after a Friday night ap
pearance at a home football game
in western Nebraska. An all night
ride to Lincoln leaves them stiff
and sleepy. Once they arrive, the
busy pace chases sleep from tired
bodies.
After debarking from the buses
In a lot cear Avery Lab, the 3,600
must mak their presence known
and accounted for before formation
of a massive downtown parade
beginning at 9:31 a.m.
Each band, whether it has 20 or
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200 members, will be led by a
hostess from the University band.
She worries about getting them
where they're to be at the right
times and about keeping them in
order, step and tune once they're
there.
Reformation in the north stadium
to rehearse the afternoon's selec
tions is next on schedule. This will
be their first and last opportunity
to rehearse together. For Director
Donald Lentz of the NU Music
School, the rehearsal usually proves
a formidable challenge.
NOON WILL find bandsmen
swarming out to the south practice
field, where the Athletic Depart
ment is providing a picnic lunch
with the help of a local
restaurant.
By game time the mutitude of
hostesses, registrants, policemen
and Boy Scouts who keep things
going will be worn to a frazzle
and more than ready to heave a
certain sigh of relief.
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by BUI Smietherraan
Junior Staff Writer
John Anaza, a Biafran student,
spoke at the first Hyde Park, held
Thursday afternoon in the lounge
of the Nebraska Union.
ANAZA challenged a crowd of
about 100 to "Give a Damn" about
their fellow human beings; in this
case people starving as the result
of a Biafran-Nigerian civil war.
"As I am speaking," he said,
"thousands of Biafran mothers and
children are dying of starvation.
. . . because of a war they did not
cause and have little interest in."
He asked the students to make
a humanitarian effort to awaken the
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and 40 nights, almost
people, of the Lincoln community
to the Biafran problem.
A student committee is being
currently formed, he said, to
mobilize the resources of the com
munity. "As many as fourteen million
human beings face death by
starvation if something is not done
soon," he said. He quoted sources
that called the Biafran situation the
worst instance of mass starvation
since World War II.
HE CONTINUED that he was not
concerned with the causes of right
and wrong in the war, but only
with the humanitarian aspects.
Only a trickle of food is entering
little
ruuiQ ay can unmix
the country now, he said, and it is
estimated that 200,000 tons a day
is needed to ward off starvation.
"These starving people were born
by chance in Biafra," he continued,
"but they could have been your
brothers and sisters."
Young people all over the world
are becoming more in
ternationalistic and concerned with
their fellow men, he said.
Bob Northrup of the Nebraska
New Party also echoed the "Give
a Damn" theme. It is the party's
purpose, he said, to bring national
issues to light in Nebraska.
Cont. on Page 4
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now
by George Kaufman
Senior Staff Writer
For those who are complaining
about the high prices of parking
. stickers and the lack of parking
space on campus, you're going to
have to choose one and drop the
other.
To finance needed future high
rise parking facilities on campus
the price of parking stickers has
been increased, according to Capt
Eugene Masters of the University
Police.
"We just can't finance that sort
of thing on $5 parking permits,"
said Masters.
THE PRICE doubled to $10 this
year and is scheduled to jump to
$15 next year.
The situation is "a little tight
right now" according to the cap
tain, but, he says, this is normal
for this time o 'he year and will
even out as semester gets
along.
Most of the problems are with
students parking,- in the wrong
areas, especially in the faculty
lots.
"I think we'll have ample room
when things start settling down,"
said Masters, which means It will
soon return to the familiar early
morning land rush for a place in
the sun.
A Daily Nebraskan survey
revealed only 13 of 154 cars in a
well-used faculty parking lot without
proper stickers and just seven of
M0 in a main student lot
Thursday.
Many of the tickets being given
by the University Police are to cars
which are parked along the fringes
of the parking lots because of the
space squeeze rather than parking
in the wrong area or without a
permit.
ALTOOUGH NO statistics are
available yet, Masters said sale of
the permits was running
"normally," and that the con.
structicn was causing no real pro
blems as far as parking and cam
pus traffic was concerned.
Many students disagreed with
Masters on that point but, as he
noted, "This Is just the same pro
blem we have every year at this
time."
iree savers
satisfied with
petition drive
Originators of a "save the trees"
movement that garnered more than
2,300 petition signatures said
Thursday they, are satisfied their
movement has been successful.
"We accomplished our purpose,
to bring the matter to the attention
of students and the administration
and a response to keep the trees
was forthcoming," according to
architecture student Joe Lengel
ing. NEIL CLARK, a spokesman for
architecture students who
circulated petitions, said his group
never protested the creation of a
sculpture garden on the lawn
between Sheldon Gallery and
Architecture Hall.
They objected however, to
the unnecessary removal of three
trees for the relocation of a
sidewalk some distance from the
proposed garden area, according to
Clark.
"We feel the proposed removal
was an oversight In the first place,
and are quite pleased that the three
trees (one on the lawn of the art
building and two near Architecture
Hall) will remain," L n g e 1 1 n g
said.