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MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 23
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New senator: ASUN
by Jim Pederson
Senior Staff Writer
The bask: problem of the ASUN
Senate has not changed in the past
three years, according to Gerry
Olson, newly elected senator from
the graduate college.
"The problem of the Senate is
to get something done in the areas
of student wants and needs," Olson
said. "In order to accomplish this,
the Senate must become a more
Olson, who served as a senator
as an undergraduate and ran for
second vice-president in 1957, feels
that anything outside the classroom
should be determined by the
student or a group representing
FOR THE student to take any
meaningful place in society, be
must break away from some of
the rules imposed on him by the
University, according to Olson.
"The administration bases their
control of the student on the argu
ment that they are preparing him
for society," he said. "But they
place so many restrictions on him
that he lives in an artificial society
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Dr. Clifford Hardin, chancellor of
the University of Nebraska, and
Ann Lauritzen, an NU student,
were respectively crowned king
and queen of the mythical Kingdom
of Quivera during the 74th corona
tion ceremonies by Ak-Sar-Ben on
Hardin is the first non-resident
of Omaha to be so honored. In
naming the chancellor to the royal
post, Ak-Sar-Ben honors him for
his personal accomplishments as
well as paying tribute to the
University of Nebraska in Lincoln,
a spokesman said.
Miss Lauritzen is a senior at the
University majoring in philosophy.
She attended Temple Buell College
in Denver before transferring to
the Lincoln campus this year.
Four male escorts of the Ak-Sar-Ben
princesses expressed their
sentiments during the ceremony by
giving the two-finger "V" peace
sign to the royalty while they were
paying tribute at the throne.
ment outside of the University."
The University should provide the
classroom and living units if
students demand them, Olson add
ed. Olson believes it is the job of
the Senate to work to remove such
restrictions within the proper
means of change.
"The restrictions won't be
removed now or next year, bat
eventually they will," he said.
The power of the Senate is in
zested in the people who comprise
it, according to Olson.
"The makeup of the Senate in
years past was powerful," Olson
said, "because the people in it were
not afraid to confront or agree with
the administration in asserting
"I disagree with the statement
that the Senate has no power," he
added. "If it acts only as a
Wednesday afternoon club, then it
has no power."
"But when Senate works on an
individual basis," he continued, "it
will assume the power that it
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I Jttegents name sosnniic.
(first campus president
Dr. Joseph Soshnik, vice
chancellor for administration at the
University, was appointed Saturday,
as the first president of the
University's Lincoln campuses and
outstate activities effective
The appointment by the Board
of Regents marks the first step
in the University's administrative
realignment approved by the
Regents last Monday.
When Soshnik assumes the
presidency he will vacate his
present position of vice chancellor
Dr. Merk Hobson, vice chancellor
for academic affairs, was approved
by the Regents to serve as cor
poration secretary for the Board,
the post currently held by Soshnik.
'Time Out9 on, off, on again;
will take place Oct. 29
Student leaders announced Sun
day they would not seek to postpone
the National Student Associaton
sponsored "Time Out," but would
work to develop a sound format
for the program.
Three students will serve as
heads of a coordinating committee
to organize the program for Oct.
29. They are student senators Diane
Theisen and Bob Zucker; and Dave
Piester, who originally favored
postponement of "Time Out."
PIESTER ADDRESSED Student
Senate last Wednesday asking that
Time Out" be set back until after
the Nov. 5 state election, fearing
that events which might occur
could be construed as the actions
of irresponsible young people by
the news media.
He said this might endanger the
passage of State Amendment No.
1 on the election ballot, which
would lower the state voting age
to 19 5 ?ars.
"We are working to see that
'Time Out' will offer programs of
a general campus appeal and will
reflect student concerns for the
issues facing the University, the
state and the nation," Miss Thiesen
She announced that tentative
commitments from several groups
have been given to participate in
An attempt will be made to
repeat a presentation on University
expansion into the Malone area,
Miss Theisen said.
SHE SAID that IFC and
Panhellenic have agreed to
participate and that the Daily
Nebraskan would also present a
forum on the student newspaper.
The coordinating committee is
also attempting to bring in several
state senators to speak on the in
come tax issue and the advantages
of a bipartisan, annual session
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SOSHNIK HAS served the
University for 11 years, being one
of the first vice chancellors ap
pointed. He also holds the title of
professor of business administra
tion. At present he heads the
business and financial operations
of all University activities in Lin
:oln, outstate and in Omaha.
Soshnik had no statements to
make Saturday regarding plans or
policy changes for the University.
Zucker said University professors
ind administrators will be asked
to take part in several presenta
tions. He added that three student
organizations had previously an
Cosby Says 'Hi, Cornhuskers'
Review by J. L. Schmidt
To the accompaniment of thum
ping microphones the. curtains at
Pershing Auditorium opened to
reveal a stage set with an amplifier
and speaker, two stationary mikes
and another hand mike in the
possession of actor, comedian Bill
With an almost commercial flare
Cosby said, "This is the second
time in four years that I've been
here for Cornhuskers. Hi
Cornhuskers!" And the show was
off and running.
An immediate use of audience
participation in the personage of
a twelve year old boy, surprised
many people, including the kid's
dad who was "crawling under the
seat" as Cosby noted. The con
versation brought out that the boy
had brought his dad, which didn't
disturb Cosby, because "Your dad
probably made you come to see
WHEN COSBY ran out of lines
about football, he moved to a young
couple who were holding hands. To
their embarrassment he launched
into a speech about the finer points
of marriage, spiced with the
remark that he was glad "Eve ate
The introduction of the Staple
Singers, a Negro gospel group,
brought a new twist to the show.
Pop Staple played an electric
guitar in a style reminiscent of the
early Buffalo Springfield and ac
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and pom pon girls whip up enthusiasm at Saturday's game. Story
He said he envisions at the present
time a continuation of current pro
grams and emphasis.
He said the Legislative budget
request was one of the major mat
ters of importance facing the
University at this time.
As president of the University at
Lincoln Soshnik assumes the
responsibilities of the city and east
campuses here, and outstate ex
The new appointment will enable
the University to move ahead more
quickly in recruiting personnel for
newly created administrative posi
tions. Chancellor Clifford Hardin
Hardin is now serving a s
chancellor of the entire University
operation, encompassing the
nounced their plans to participate.
Those groups are the Nebraska
Draft . Resistance Union,
Nebraskans for Young Adult Suf
Stage set comes alive
companied his son and two
daughters while they sang an off
beat version of "When the Saints,
"Go' Marching In." This was follow-'
ed with renditions of "Wade in the
Water" and "Didn't it Rain." Both
were well received.
"Be Careful of the Stone You
Throw" brought snickers and
sarcastic remarks from some of
the audience. People didn't care
for the seriousness of the message
in the midst of a comedy show.
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University at Omaha which joined
the University in the merger ef
fective July 1.
HARDIN SAID the recom
mendation for Soshnik's appoint
ment as president went to the
Regents with Hardin's own en
thusiastic endorsement and with
support from the Faculty Liaison
Committee, deans of the various
colleges and several major student
With the appointment of Soshnik,
the University now has three presi
dents within the t o t a 1 structure.
Dr. Cecil Wittson and Dr. Kirk
Naylor were appointed last Monday
by the Regents as president of the
Omaha Medical Center and presi
dent of the University of Nebraska
at Omaha, respectively.
frage and the Biafran Student
Miss Theisen said no specific
format has been developed yet, but
definite plans are being formulated.
"For What It's Worth." the sone
which Pop's guitar styling had been
leading up to brought the crowd
around again. The topper of the
set of songs was an audience
participation version of "Amen."
This last song also brought Cosby
out on the stage where he asked
the Staples for an informative hand
clapping demonstration. This
brought audience approval and the
After comments in the audience,
such as "Too much music, too little
Cosby," the second half opened
with more audience participation.
Cosby then broke into one of his
two final routines, the $18,000
Berlinette Ferrari bit During this
skit he also described a Carroll
Shelby (of Cobra Ford fame) crea
tion which could go 235 miles an
hour. He sat on the floor and used
many sound effects to crack the
audience up and prepare them for
climatic routine of the evening.
"Sleeping with my brother
Russell" was tremendous cause for
audience identification with either
five-year-old Russell or eight-year-old
William. From the struggle
over covers, to the breaking of the
bed, right up to the threat of "br
inging in your mother" the au
dience was thoroughly involved and
The stage blackened, the curtain
lropped and Lincoln's comedy fans
knew that they had seen Bill f osby,
ind recieved their money's worth.
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