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' , ' .,,.. .,-...,...,,-, M ..ww.w"Tyry."' ". .iyrrj ij.. .,.. m - , L I mmmmwm.m,. . ... r-fr-:WW ' " ' ' "" ' ' " V i 1 o n on. ouu VSJ7 uJJ Li Thursday, October 3, 1968 Vol. 92, No. 14 n r& oi 7n n oi r rN IK UJJ QJj U U VUJ U : -' , i srfV '" r '4 I (oj D, s'TW Omaha's new Old Market, fast gaining repute among Omahans as a new experience in culture and entertain ment, provides- a weekend excursion for a Daily Nebras kan photographer and his camera. Photos, page 4. Democratic losses seen as definite Repu blican gain by John Dvorak Senior Staff Writer Richard Nixon is not necessarily winning the election; Hubert Humphrey is losing itt according to Dr. Robert Sittig. assistant professor of political science. 'I am amazed at the Democrats' inability to marshal their forces Robert Silli '1 A J 1L t and get the campaign rolling," Sit ti2 said Wednesday afternoon. It's almost as if there were no cam paign. Sittig is a member of a task force of the Republican Coordinating Committee. THE COMMITTEE, composed of manv present and former Republican ofiite holders, recom mends party policy on all levels. The committee played a bis part in drafting the platform at Miami's National Convention. "At Ihe moment. I anticipate a Nixon victory," Sittig said. But he did not always feel this way. "Originally I thought President Johnson would be renominated at Chicago and the Republicans would have a difficult time winning. NU teacher salaries low in University faculty salaries rank generally lower than average when compared to 10 other public universities of comparable size, according to figures released Tuesday. Average salary for NU instruc tors is $7,415, ninth ranked of the elevpn schools represented in preliminary statistics given out by Dr. Joseph Soshnik, vice-chancellor for administration. Big 8 and Big 10 salary figures, with the exception of Northwestern, were uf-ed in compiling the data, Soshnik said. Northwestern is a private institution and pays higher salaries. HE STRESSED that data is still incomplete, since Oklahoma and five Big 10 schools have yet to report their average salary figures. Soihnik released average salary figures, but not th names of the institutions except Nebra&ka. Kicurcs are for academic year, JfK8-33S9. appointments only and do not include dentistry, medical or veterinary personnel. Assistant Professors receive $10,431 on the average at the "Then, when Vice President Humphrey was nominated, I thought he would win, but no longer," Sittig explained. "The Democrats have just not been able to gather their forces in support of Humphrey." Republicans, on the surface at least, appear united and strong. Their condidate, Richard Nixon, is the current leader in the race ac cording to public opinion polls. Nixon represents traditional Republican strength. But a new face in the GOP is ice presidential candidate Spiro Agnew, governor of Maryland. Agnew has been under fire from the time of his selection. In no way, however, was Agnew's selec tion a mistake. Sittig said. His was a typical selection. "But instances in the last several weeks have caused a great deal of concern," Sittig noted. Ajnew charged that Hubert Humphrey was soft on communism. Agnew also used ome less than popular names in referring to certain peo ple of foreign origin. "AGNEW'S unwillingness to ex plain himself more clearly and subsequently extract himself from these situations has been com mendable, thouzh." Sittig added. Sittig also felt that the news me dia ha bf-en more than willing to give Agne v a second chance, one more than the media gave Michigan Governor George Romney when he issued his now famous "I have been University, eighth ranked of the eleven. Associate professors make $12,449 on the average, also eighth ranked and full professors average $16,602, seventh ranked. Institution A ranks first in two rategoriet and fifth in two others. Institution K ranks last la two categories and low in the other two. Institution A has the highest paid professors, averaging $18,033. In stitution K has the lowest paid, $14,304. Associate professor salaries ranged from $11 678 to $13,292. In structors' ranged from $7,057 to $3,615. Teaching assistants are paid in stipends rather than across the board, Soshruk said. Their salaries vary with their work load. SALARIES FOR graduate students vary from department to department and for the kind of work they do. No comparative statistics are available for them, he said. University salaries represent about an nine percent increase over last year's Lguiet, Soshxuk pointed '( Senate urges implementation of University housing policy The ASUN Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution requesting that the University Housing Policy committee meet to consider the full implementation of University housing policy. The resolution further reads that the ASUN direct the students on the Housing Policy Committee to seek full implementation by the second semester of the 1968-69 school term. THE HOUSING POLICY which was approved by the Board of Regents in June, 1967 requires freshman, sophomore, and junior women and freshman men to live in on-campus housing. Senior women and senior men are allowed to live off campus in approved housing. Sophomore men can live off campus in specially approved housing, according to policy. Sophomore men, however, are now still required to live on cam pus. "There was a problem this fall with too many people applying for dormitory space," Bill Gilpin, chairman of the ASUN housing committee, said. Students who did not receive room in a residence hall were relocated in temporary housing, according to Gilpin. "Many students who wanted to live in the dormitories couldn't," Gilpin said. He added, "Many students who shouldn't be living off brainwashed," statement. SKtig conceded that Nixon will probably win but he emphasized that the victory could be a short term affair. "The Republican Party must make some inroads on Democratic strength," he said. Currently, about 50 per cent of the voters are Democrats. 30 per cent Republicans and 20 per cent in dependent, he estimated. But. more than anything else, Republicans must get in tune with the major issues in order to stay in power for a long period of time. The Democratic Party has done this, he pointed out. For all prac tical purpose. Democrats have been in power since 1932, he said. IX S I T T I G ' S opinion, Republicans are in excellent posi tion to gain control on a long range basis. While former Alabama Governor George Wallace currently is a ge nuine threat to Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey, his influence may have peaked, according to SiHig. Both major parties are beginning to level their sights on the Wallace campaign, he said. Members of Ihe major parties who drifted to the Wallace camp Hill soon begin to return he predicted. Wallace's strength, now about 21 per cent of the voters, will drop off in the next weeks, he said. out. The 17 Legislature approved the increases. But he noted that raises are given on a merit basis. Salaries in in dividual casts may be a good deal above the average or possibly below. The University's ranking 1 s gradually improving, Soshnik said. The University hopes to increase the average to at least the midpoint of other Big 8 and Big 10 schools. With the gradual increase in alary has come a corresponding drop in turnover, Soshnik said. The University loses more faculty members to Big 10 schools than any other group of institutions. Exact figures for faculty turnover are not available. Included in the University's budget request to the 19 8 9 Unicameral will be a salary in crease comparable to last years. But this is only a request, Soshnik said. The University has n o guarantee that salary increases will be approved by the governor and the Legislature. He could not predict how the salary proposal would fare in the New Unicameral. campus under the present housing policy rules are doing so because of the lack of room." "THERE ARE some 500 cases requesting approval to live off campus pending before the University Housing Policy Com mittee," Gilpin said. He continued, "The majority of these students are already living off campus because of the lack of housing." The ASUN also took action Wednesday to fill two of four Lack of quorum stifles vote . AWS Congress endorses sophomore key extension by Terry Grobe Junior Staff Committee AWS Congress, as a committee of the whole, gave their endorse ment for sophomore keys for the second semester. In other action a motion was presented to form a committee which would present a formal resolution for the Office of Student affiars to act upon. Amendments were offered concerning the func tions of the proposed committee. The Congressmen felt that the committee should be given the power to decide what actions and what restrictions to place on sophomore keys and offer these, along with the key committee report, to Student Affairs. PRESIDENT MIMI BAKER said. "AWS has finally established a goal ASUN committee schedules march to protest discrimination in housing A march on Lincoln's City Hall to dramatize campus concern for an alleged injust housing situation locally is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. "Those wishing to show their concern for the problem o f discriminatory housing in Lincoln are encouraged to come to Hyde Park in the Nebraska Union where the march will originate," said Dan Looker, ASUN Human Rights Committee chairman and march organizer. Looker said he will address Hyde Park explaining the purpose of the demonstration and the details of the march. Craig Dreeszen, ASUN president, will explain Student Senate's sanctioning of the march. HE SAID father Donald Imming of the Newman Center will give an invocation before the march becins. Mel Luetchens, associate ministf--director of the United Methodist Chapel on campus, will deliver an invocation at City Hall. Father John McCaslin from Omaha will also participate in the march. From Hyde Park the group will walk down 14th Street to P Street, go west on P to 11th Street, turn Big 10, A vacancies in the Senate. ..Bob Zucker was elected to fill the vacant Senate seat in Arts and Sciences College, and Bill Gilpin was elected to the Senate in Teachers College. . . IN FINAL action the ASUN Senate, passed a resolution urging all students to participate in the demonstration to be held Thursday, Oct. 3 which will "dramatize the injustice of discriminatory housing we know where we're going, and now we can take some positive steps to get there." After lengthy discussion there was not a quorum present to vote on motions so they will be further discussed and acted upon next week. Christie Schwartzkopf, AWS Key Committee chairman presented the key committee report which was approved by Congress. The report included surveys taken of juniors and seniors presently under the key system, housemothers and residence directors, key chairmen, freshmen and sophomores and parental comments. At the conclusion of the report the key committee stated . . . "On the basis of this report which shows (1) the absence of serious opera tional defects in the present south on 11th Street, turn south on 11th to O Street and reconvene Hyde Park at the steps of City Hall., At City Hal! Hyde Park will reopen where students will speak out for open 'housing in Lincoln, Looker said. He added that members of the City Human Rights Commission will be on band to answer specific questions concern ing incidents of discrimination in Lincoln. At City Hall, petitions will be passed around stating that the signatories will not rent off-campus housing from any landlord who has not signed the University Housing Office agreement concerning anti discrimination in renting to University members. "We are attempting to dramatize the injustice of the treatment given to a University student by a Lincoln landlord this past summer," Looker said. "WE'RE ALSO demonstrating student support for the need for a city open-housing ordinance. The incident Looker referred fo concerned Mr. and Mrs. Don McGhee, who attempted to rent an Big 8 comparison 2.:... -yr.ZL3 graduate course in poverty education. in Lincoln and show student sup port for a city open housing ordinance. Sen. Dave Landis suggested that if the ASUN sanctioned the demonstration it would be making a value judgement as to the worth of the demonstration. Human Rights Commitee chairman Dan Looker replied that if Senate filed to approve the demonstration, ASUN would be ir relevant on the University campus. system, (2) the general responsibility demonstrated b y those on the system, and (3) the desire of the women students at the University of Nebraska for ex pansion of the system to sophomores, the Key Committee can see no major reson why ex pansion of the system is not possible." A motion was discussed and passed that the Court of Appeals consider revision of penalties for Infringements of AWS key rules and consider variation for individu al courts. Another motion was passed allowing that infringements apply ing to AWS keys be handled in the AWS Sorority Court, or in the respective living unit court. apartment for another couple last July. McGhee is a University stu dent and a member of the football team. "Around the 25th of July, my husband and I started seeking an apartment. After much searching we called an apartment manager by the name of Adolph Hock Sr., Mrs. McGhee testified before the Human Rights Commission on September 5. "He said that he had one apart ment available which he could hold in reserve with a $25 deposit. We asked him if we could sec it and he told us to come on over. "When we arrived and he saw that we were Negro, he refused to rent it to us. He said, 'I have only one (apartment) available here and I can't rent it to you. The rest of the tenants are all white. They'd move out.' So we left," Mrs. McGhee testified. Jim Raglin of the commission called Hock before the group and asked him if essentially the statements of Mrs. McGhee were accurate. Hock replied that as far as he knew her statements were correct. Continued on Page 3. tmrtrn J . IS-v.