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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1968
Vol. 92, No. 29
'Time Out9 crowd
low discussion group quota
by Larry Eckholt
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Tuesday's "Time Out," a pot
pourri of issues and discussion,
rock music and films, delighted its
However, the ASUN-sponsored
program, which concentrated on
issues of national and local con
cern, drew criticism from campus
leaders because of an apparant
lack of overwhelming support by
the student body.
"THERE WAS a significant
number of persons involved," said
Craig Dreeszen, ASUN president
who had vetoed a Senate resolution
postponing the program until after
"But I would have liked to see
more students participate," he
continued. "Generally. I was
pleased with the overall at
tendence." Diane Theisen, ASUN senator
and one of three co-ordinators of
"Time Out," termed the program
"I was pleased with the com
position of the program," she said,
"because it offered a variety of
opportunities for individuals to
discuss pertinent issues."
"MY BIGGEST disappointment
came with the realization that
several hundred persons could
participate in the 'happening' while
a much smaller audience listened
to Wilbur Phillips or participated in
Phillips, a prominent Omaha at
torney, spoke before less than 100
persons, Miss Theisen said, but the
Union lounge was filled with
listeners of poetry readings and
"I regret that attendance at the
other discussion groups was not as
good," she added.
BOB ZUCKER, also a co
ordinator for "Time Out," said he
was "surprised at some of the pro
grams which attracted the most
attention," but thought most of the
programs were well-attended.
Reaction has been hostile
'Youth for Wallace' group organized
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
A Youth for Wallace group,
composed of about 10 students, has
been formed on campus to back
presidential candidate George C.
The group will work closely with
Wallace headquarters and the 30
active adult Wallace backers in
Lincoln, according to Larry D.
Marvin, coordinator of the group.
Marvin, 30, is an Air Force veteran
and senior at NU.
Reaction among students thus far
has ben "almost hostile," Marvin
said. The faculty have been polite,
but unenthusiastic about Wallace's
bid for the presidency, he said.
Professor of history and philosophy, Sing-Nan Fen voices
criticism of university super-duper organization.
But the criticism was dropped
when the subject turned to the ef
fect of "Time Out" on those who
The various films shown,
particularly "The Columbia
Revolt" shown at the Sheldon
Auditorium Tuesday night, were
favorably received, Dreeszen said.
"SHELDON WAS packed for that
film," he said. "It should have a
good effect on those who saw it
because it pointed out the distor
tions of the national news media
during the Columbia crisis."
"There were many people who
thought the program would fall flat
before it came off," Zucker said.
"But its success was an indication
of the need for good programs to
supplement classroom discussion."
Miss Theisen was pleased by the
inter-action of the students, faculty
and persons from outside the
"THE DIALOGUE was good."
she said. "People could absorb
ideas, but also gave of themselves
in the discussion."
Dreeszen hinted that "Time Out"
might become a regular oc
currence. "We will try to do something
similar to this each semester," he
A variation on the theme might
be having a topic of classroom
discussion designated for a
particular day, Dreeszen said, so
that all aspects of the academic
community might confront the
issue at the same time.
"I DON'T think we have to wait
until another election year to face
the issues," Zucker said. "But I
hestitate in endorsing 'Time Out' to
become a regular program."
He thought it might interfere with
other University conferences
relating to issues.
"The best part of 'Time Out' was
its student background," Zucker
concluded. "It was student
organized, designed for student
participation. This is good."
A SMALL WALLACE group has
also formed at Lincoln High. A
group attempted to form at Union
College, but were not permitted to
do so, Marvin said.
With only a week left until elec
tion day, Youth for Wallace ac
tivities will be limited, Marvin said.
"We will try to publicize
Governor Wallace to the people,"
Marvin said. "We will distribute
campaign literature, bumper
stickers and other Wallace literat
ure." The group will also encourage all
voters to watch the former
Alabama governor on his re
maining television show.
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Republican, said that "Wallace has
told me what he is going to do."
The leading presidential candidate,
Richard M. Nixon, has "sold out to
the big people," according to
"As an Air Force veteran, I sup
port General Curtis LeMay as
Wallace's vice-president. They
have shown me that they will end
the war," he stated.
Wallace and LeMay both ad
vocate a strong foreign policy,
Marvin said. They favor cutting off
foreign aid to countries net sup
porting the United States, an
especially good point, he said.
Marvin said that Wallace is the
"best candidate" and that he will
win. Wallace has nine southern
by Larry Eckholt
Nebraskan Staff Writer
At least one professor is not hap
py with the. University's
bureaucracy and he wishes that
more would share his unhappiness."
Sing-Nan Fen, professor of
history and philosophy of educa
tion, says he believes that recent
action by the Board of Regents is
creating a "super-duper organiza
tion that is losing contact with the
students and faculty of this Institu
tion and the people of the state."
FEN WAS referring to the ap
pointment of Joseph Soshnik, vice
chancellor for administration and
corporation secretary, to the
Regents, as president of the Lincoln
campuses, effective Nov. 1.
"This is a fine example of the
increasing bureaucracy in the
University," Fen said. "The
Regents keep adding one more
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In Spring a young man's fancies turn to thoughts
states sewed up, and the big labor
states of the north could go any
direction, he said.
WALLACE HAS as good a chance
to win as either of the two other
candidates, Marvin said.
Wallace's main strength Is
secretive, he continued.
"While I was passing out
phamplets on "O" Street the other
day, I could see many people who
wanted the literature but did not
want to appear associated with
Wallace," Marvin said.
All types of people accept
Wallace literature, he said. Even
some bearded and long haired
"romantics" took literature,
layer on top of each other, making
it more difficult for contact with
the higher administrative strata."
Fen expressed concern about the
hastiness of the appointment and
its over-all effect on the school.
"I DON'T think the Regents
looked into other possibilities for
co-ordinating the four campuses,"
he explained. "They reacted in the
most obvious manner: appointing
another administrative position."
Fen, in his fourth year at the
University, came to Lincoln from
Portland (Ore.) State College.
"My interest in this matter stems
from my interest in education," he
AS AN alternative, Fen suggested
a new department of research and
development to be set up within the
administrative framework of the
of love. Indian summer seems to
Resolution calls for
by Jim Evinger
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Student Senate tabled a resolu
tion in Wednesday's meeting
regarding University policy toward
the hiring of students for use as
undercover agents on campus.
The resolution, introduced by
Sen. Bob Zucker called for Senate
"to condemn the hiring of students
to inform on other students and re
quests that a University policy be
established that no student may be
hired" for use as an undercover
THE RESOLUTION was tabled
after a consensus of Senators
thought the motion too ambiguous
and not explicitly definitive.
In other action, Senate adopted a
resolution calling for a Senate
committee appointed by the ASUN
president be formed to consider
alternative proposals for restruc
turing of the representative branch
INTRODUCED by Sen. Bill
Chaloupka, the motion will have the
committee present a final report to
Senate at least 27 days before the
spring general election.
"The resolution is not a mandate
for a change," Chaloupka said,
Marvin pointed out.
WALLACE'S QUEST for the
presidency has been hindered by a
biased press, according to Marvin
Newspapers, as a whole, back
Nixon, he said, and television
newscasts have also been biased
"Only a few students actively
support Wallace," he said. A few
more will not become involved but
will wear Wallace pins. Other peo
ple back Wallace, but will not
openly admit it.
Everything depends on what
happens in the complete secrecy of
the voting booth, where people will
make their real choice, he con
cluded. This department would be
responsible for study and evalua
tion of existing structures within
the University while making sug
gestions for improvements, he said.
"These people would be technical
experts, doing objective studies,
surveys and other related
research," Fen suggested.
AREAS OF study might include:
the necessity of two teachers
colleges existing on the Omaha and
Lincoln campuses, and other
departments such as physics,
mathematics, etc. '
causes of student drop-outs.
sexual habits of the students.
"If we are supposed to be an
educational institution, then we
should know if we are doing our
job," Fen said. "I don't think that
another desk job will solve the
FEN EMPHASIZED that he
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do the iob as well.
"rather it is a mandate for a
serious consideration of change."
HE EXPLAINED that a similar
committee last year considered the
representation of Senate.
Chaloupka said that a number of
people have told him they consider
ed last year's committee inade-
quate in its procedures and conclu
sions. Senate passed unanimously a res
olution introduced by Sen. Tom
Wiese endorsing the proposal for a
community junior college for the
city of Lincoln which will be voted
on in Tuesday's general election.
SENATE DISCUSSED Zucker's
resolution concerning student spies
in a committee of the whole. The
resolution will be offered next week
in a more definite and explicit
form, Zucker said.
In introducing the resolution,
Zucker said "as far as we know,
student spies do exist in the cam
pus living units."
ASUN President Craig Dreeszen
said the University will not hire
students as spies, but will not pre
vent outside groups, such as the
Lincoln Police Department, from
hiring students as agents.
DREESZEN SAID the only way
student spies could be identified is
If they were to sign affadavits to be
used in court or if they were to
testify in a case.
He said the University could
formulate a disciplinary policy for
students who are known employed
undercover agents. He explained
this would serve as a deterrent to
Such a disciplinary policy was
effectively adopted at a college in
Utah, Dreeszen said.
DREESZEN SAID he knew of
two students strongly suspected to
be under the employment of
the Lincoln Police Department. He
said he also knew of one student
approached by the Lincoln police
last year for work as an agent, but
the student turned the offer down.
Zucker said there were strong
claims by several students that
they know of student spies on
campus, but there is no conclusive
evidence available with which to
publicly accuse the students.
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doesn't think he has all of the
answers, but is just expressing
disappointment with the recent ac
tion of the Regents:
"I don't want to appear as just a
critic. I just think that all of the
alternatives were not weighed
before a decision was made."
FEN CALLED on students and
other faculty members to express
their opinions on the University's
"Students should be alert and
sensitive to issues of this kind," he
said. "It is a locally-orientated
issue that has a great effect on
their lives as students."
Fen was "encouraged by student
interest in dormitory housing rules,
Lincoln open housing and other
matters this year. This shows
students are interested on the
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