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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1968)
Tuesday, September 24, 1968
Vof. 92, No. 9
I Dick Gregory, writer comedian, columnist and black activist,
I makes his initial appearance in today's Daily Nebraskan. I
Gregory's appearance on campus last year resulted in a long s
argument between the University and the governor over aca- 1
demic freedom, when several professors applauded his speech
i urging that the United States flag be burned since it has fallen
1 into such low repute. Gregory's column will appear weekly in
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Issue of existence
Nebraska Students for Peace and
Freedom, who organized as cam
pus action . group last week,
agreed Monday to make their exist
ency their first issue.
The members voted 14 to nine
not to take the formal steps to
become a University recognized
student organization, a requirement
to being granted use of Nebraska
Union meeting rooms and booths.
George Foot suggested the stand
saying, "We are compromising by
thinking that the University has the
right to determine whether or not
we can be an organization. We are
students and we have organized so
we are a student organization."
UNION POLICY and the ASUN
constitution state that a recognized
student organization must have a
constitution approved by ASUN.
New groups are given temporary
permission to act as student
organizations while their constitu
tions are being . written and ap
proved. Foot said of the ASUN approval
clause "Why are we asking them
to say 'yes, you have a good con
stitution' so we can use the
facilities which we've paid for."
A portion, $4.50 per semester, of
each student's semester fees are
allotted for the operation of the
ASUN President Craig Dreeszen
said Tuesday that "at first im
pression" he agrees with the Peace
and Freedom people that student
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Caroll Londoner, Assistant Professor of Adult Education
served as an instructor in penal institutions.
organizations shouldn't need the
approval of ASUN before they can
use Union facilities.
Union Director Allen Bennett said
the Union managers "have no
alternative" but to refuse rooms
to the group unless Union policy
Bennett said the Peace and
Freedom members will have to ask
for a policy change from the seven
member Union Board. He said
perhaps an adjustment of policy
should be made, but it needs study.
The Peace and Freedom
members agreed on the action after
a brief debate over the pertinency
of refusing to follow the rule.
Foot answered the one or two
who questioned the move saying,
"I don't know what is much more
pertinent than someone telling you
how you can do what you are
The group plans to meet with
Union officials Thursday and ask
for meeting privileges on the basis
of their status as students who
financially support the Union.
Dave Bunnell, one member, said
the group will meet in the Union
basement hallway next Monday
night if the officials refuse to assign
them a room.
BEFORE DECIDING on the
constitution issue, the group spent
10 minutes debating what they
would call themselves, a question
tabled a week ago.
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Wallace sundries, free talk
by Julis Morris
Senior Staff Writer
A rundown shopping center
across from the Lincoln police sta
tion houses the local planning
headquarters of an American
Saturday two men who were
operating the flag-draped,
storefront office talked politics with
people on their way to the football
"The government must be
returned to the people. The Presi
dent cannot be the puppet of East
Coast billionaires," they said.
A new political party, an in
dependent political party with its
strength in the American people
can save the republic, they as
serted from their folding chairs.
The American Independent Party
and George C. Wallace are the in
struments to revolution" for these
50-year-old men who say they've
been dissatisfied with the Demo
cratic and Republican parties for
A group of Wallace partisans
opened the Wallace for President
headquarters at 220 N. 10th St.,
one block from campus, last week.
3usiness at the office, open 9:30
a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, has been
brisk, the volunteers said. One
woman Saturday dropped $5 into
the red-white-and-blue coffee can
set out for donations, they added.
WALLACE NECKTIES, bumper
stickers, posters and imitation
straw hats are for sale at prices
of a dime to $1.
Talk is free and the men had
facts and opinions ready for every
Can Wallace win the Presidency?
If you wonder if that's really a
skunk you see in the yard of the
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house,
it is indeed.
But don't be afraid. Black Owsly,
as he is called, is really quite
friendly and has been descented.
If you feel brave enough you might
even call him by name and wave
(from a distance, of course).
Dave Skinner, Owsly's owner
says that the skunk is more friend
ly than an ordinary house cat,
though his appearance is admit
tedly more shocking.
OWSLY EATS "almost-
anything," but dogfood is his
regular fare. One evening he ate
half a watermelon and then sat
in the empty shell to drink the
For a while he lived inside the
house, but a rule that did not allow
pets in the house was discovered
and Owsly was forced to move to -the
"Most people weren't about to
by John Dvorak
Senor Staff Writer
'I could walk in . . . and then
out again. They couldn't. It was
sad. It depressed me."
Caroll A. Londoner, who is assis
tant professor of Adult and Conti
nuing Education at the University,
taught at San Quentin State
Penitentiary from 1958 to 1962 and
at an Indiana women's prison last
year before coming to Nebraska
"I remember one hot sweaty
afternoon at San Quentin. My class
was over, all the inmates had left
except one. He slowly rose and
said, either to me or to himself,
'I gotta go get locked up . , .
I can't stand being locked up. I
just can't stand it.' And this
haunted me. It will haunt me
forever," he recalled.
EMPHASIS in penology is being
changed from encarceration to
rehabilitation, Londoner said,
stressing that his comments were
Yes and no, the men said. The
shorter one, who wore a Wallace
necktie, tie clasp, hat and button,
said "yes, absolutely. All he needs
is one-third of the electoral vote
and he's got 17 states sewed up."
Ills co-worker swatted flies and
confessed he was less certain. "I'm
hoping (slap!), but I'm not saying
for sure. They give Nixon a big
What if Wallace loses?
"We'll live. The American In
dependent Party will go on. It is
a powerful party and it is becoming
more powerful every day," the fly
ruaoiPimPM P has moo youi I
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Exhibiting a see-through campane, backers of the American
in the November elections, George Wallace, have recently
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touch him at first," Skinner said.
"He still scares a lot of salesmen."
So now Black Owsly is leading
a dog er skunk's life in the
warm sun and green grass at the
corner of 15th and R.
NOW, about that mountain lion
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Nancy Adams and Linda Howard can't get him out of their
minds . . . wind song keeps whispering his message.
opinion, reaped from five years of
prison teaching. He has no formal
training in penology or
Something psychological happens
to a person when he is locked away,
Londoner continued. Certain things
happen that are hard to under
stand. "I think I would try to escape,
wouldn't you?" he questioned. Men
should not be locked up. But Lon
doner could not give an alternative
The cells at San Quentin are
dank, 5'xll' chambers. At one end
they hare a toilet, always lacking
s scat, and a washbowl. They are
dark and bleak. Of course, one side
Is protected by heavy Iron bars,
"One day a group of inmates
were coming into my class. I knew
they had just come from a therapy
class conducted by one of the
"There are a great many young people who are un
happy with this country. They see the Republicans and
the Democrats and they don't want to join either one."
swatter commented. "One of the
other parties is going to have to
What about the New Party and
the Peace and Freedom Parties,
which say they are also dissatisfied
with the political system?
"THERE ARE a great many
young people who are unhappy with
this country. They see the
Republicans and the Democrats
and they don't want to join either
one. I think maybe we can get
What about the charge that
Wallace is a racist? "He was only
upholding the laws of Alabama
cub you saw gazing at you from
a window on 25th street. Yes, that
was real, too.
The cub is now only one and
one-half months old, weighs just
seven pounds, and eats only a
mixture of half and half milk and
water, but in about a year she
prison psychiatrists. One of the in
mates said, 'Boy, we really conned
the old doc today didn't we?' I
wonder how much good therapy
and other classes really ac
complishes?" he asked.
Londoner taught social studies,
spelling, typing and beginning
Spanish to inmates. He instructed
inmates on the high school and the
He taught in a classroom, about
12 by 14 feet, to small groups cf
inmates. The room had windows
on both sides to permit observation.
There were no guards present.
MANY OF the prisoners were not
interested in learning, Londoner
explained. Many had had bad ex
periences in school systems. They
resented even being there.
But others, on the high school
level, were more appreciative.
Some got diplomas in prison. One
was doing correspondence work
through the University of California
The prisoners were not dumbells.
when he stood up against the
Federal integration order," the
first man said.
Then the talk was of welfare,
the race question and Chicago.
Two young boys stopped In,
glanced at the wall poster that read
"Respect Our Flag" and bought
a bumper sticker.
It was time for the football game.
The men switched on the radio and
the portable television. The
On the front window a "Farmers
for Wallace" sign hung besides a
poster that read "It takes courage!
Wallace has it. Stand up for
Independent Party's candidate
opened local headquarters at
will be a full grown lioness.
Ted Kirk and Steve Andrews oc
cupy the apartment with the lion
which they obtained from the Great
Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, South
Kirk is doing a project for
Zoology 293 that involves raising
a cub in a domestic atmosphere
while another cub of the same age
is raised with its mother. At
various times the two cubs will
be tested and their responses com
ared. KIRK PLANS to keep the cub
until Christmas when it should
weigh about forty pounds, eating
a steady meat diet. At that time,
he will sell it to a motion picture
television production company in
When asked if it bothered him
to live with a mountain lion, Kirk
laughed and said no. One thing is
sure though; this kind of experi
ment should never catch you lion
Londoner maintained. Many were
sharp. Some were brilliant, but
they were not able to direct this
intelligence toward society.
The inmates were in many cases
not interested in what they could
get from a teacher, but what they
could get through a teacher, he
said. "They would try and con you,
get you to carry out letters or
When asked if he thought his
teaching really helped the inmates,
Londoner thought momentarily and
said, "I just don't know."
"I never actually saw any
brutality on the part of the guards.
But I heard stories of it. There
was one guard, a sawed-off runt,
and be had some authority. I
understood that he gave many of
the men a bad time. One morning
he came to work with a broken
jaw. I heard he had been
excessively mean to one Negro.
The Negro had belted him."
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