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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1968
Vol. 9, No. 41
The Student Senate will vote
Thursday on a government bill that
would be an initial step in im
plementing student control over
After spending Wednesday's
Senate meeting in discussion of the
bill, Senators voted to reconvene
Thursday at 6:00 at which time the
bill will be voted on.
THE FINAL form of the proposed
bill as amended appears in this
issue of the Daily Nebraskan. The
bill was introduced by ASUN
President Craig Dreeszen.
University at Lincoln President
Joseph Soshnik addressed Student
Senate at the beginning of its .
meeting. He prefaced his remarks
by saying his appearance was his
first formal contact with Senate
since being named campus presi
dent. Soshnik said there are definite
changes in the areas of staff
reorganization and innovations
happening at this campus. The yet
to be established Teaching Council
and the proposed Experimental
College now under study were two
recent innovations he referred to.
"We have been making strides in
the area of housing policy," he
said, adding that there are recom
mendations for "further strides in
A MOTION by the Sen. Bruce
Cochrane to consider the bill
paragraph by paragraph was
defeated 16-15 with one abstention.
Debate and discussion on the hill
centered on phrasing and implied
meanings. Of those Senators ex
pressing opinions, the overwhelm
ing majority were in favor of the
substantive nature of the bill.
Sen. Tom Morgan raised several
The Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Wednesday adopted a five-point
rush program for 1969 which
eliminates "wildcat" rush.
The adopted program will require
rushees to visit all houses during
the 1969 rush week. Also the system
of IFC orientation held during
University's Summer Orientation
will be retained.
The new program provides for
two introductory brochures to be
distributed with registration forms
to students and their parents.
A third brochure explaining rush
week and giving tips to the rushees
will be sent to those students who
register for rush.
THE FOURTH ITEM of the pro
gram reads that "no men may be
pledged prior to rush week." This
provision eliminates the system of
wildcat rush used in the past two
The final portion calls for the IFC
executive committee to arrange
times, rules, and dates for rush
IFC also passed a motion propo
sed by Scott Behnken, representing
Sigma Chi, which called for:
the prohibition of formal rush
parties in June.
punishment for violating the
rush party rule be suspension of
pledging privileges for the open
IFC orientation teams to travel
throughout the state providing
regional orientation meetings to be
financed by assessment.
"We are not using our resources
effectively to reach students,"
Behnken said. "The IFC teams
could allay false conceptions and
answer the questions of parents and
students at these regional
questions as to the content of
specific' phrases, stating that the
bill "does not make clear to what
extent should students participate"
in matters of policy determina
tion. Morgan and Sen. Bill Gilpin
argued as to the implied nature of
the Student Freedom document, a
major source on which the rights of
students to self-government in stu
dent affairs is based.
COCHRANE and Sen. Fred
Boesiger expressed the need for
some type of explanatory statement
to accompany the bill which would
give specific examples as to the
implied nature of several passages
which deal with "ASUN or its
designee" establishing "all policies,
rules, and regulations governing
student social and group life ..."
It was generally agreed that
some type of statement would ac
company the bill should it receive
Student Senate approval.
Sen. Larry Donant introduced an
amendment to the bill which was
approved by the Senate. It replaced
a section dealing with student fees
which recognized "the need for
Administration's participation" in
the area of fees.
The amendment gives ASUN "e
qual participation in the allocation
and distribution of student fees"
and would recognize ASUN's power
"to prohibit such distribution (of
fees) in those areas which ASUN
believes to be against the best in
terests of the student."
AN AMENDMENT by Gilpin was
accepted and approved which
stipulates the affirmative vote
needed in an all-student referen
dum to approve the proposed bill.
The referendum would be held
before February 1, 1969, and woulo
have a binding effect on the ASUN
Senate if "an affirmative vote of 15
per cent of the eligible votes when
less than 30 per cent of the eligible
students vote" would be obtained.
Mayan shades of centuries past
by George Kaufman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The first Maya ghost waited im
patiently in front of Sheldon art
gallery. 'Just as he was about to go
in, his friend approached.
"Finally," the first ghost said.
"I've been waiting an eternity."
"Is that all?' inquired the second
ghost. "I was afraid I'd made you
wait longer than that. Well, let's go
"BUT WHAT," asked the second
ghost, "is this all about? You
sounded excited on the thought
"Just wait till you see it." said
the first ghost angrily. "They've
done it again. Some archeologist
has made some 'rubbings' of some
of our old art pieces and they're
showing them all over the coun
try." "Even Nebraska?"
"I guess so. But that's happened
before. You haven't heard the
worst of it yet."
"WHAT'S THAT?" asked the se
cond ghost as they walked through
the revolving door.
"They've got little plaaues up on
the wall telling people all about us
just by looking at our art. Look,
here's one now. Go ahead, read it."
The second ghost read the pla
que, saying some phrases out loud.
"Four classes of people . . . three
periods . . . Preclassic Classic
Postclassic . .
Pictured are example of Maya stone rubbing now on display at Sheldon Art Gallery.
The rubbings appear in conjunction with the Institute ot Latin American Studies. This 'tongue-in-cheek'
article about the stone pictures is by Nebraskan Staff Writer George Kaufman.
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confused. "How can they tell all
"I don't know, but there's worse
than that. Read on."
He read a passage out loud,
slowly: " 'Their lives may be said
to have been dominated by
religious beliefs as interpreted by
tb priests . . . ' "
"ISN'T THAT hypocritical?" said
the first ghost, obviously. "But
how," said the second, "can they
say things like that with such conde
scension while the controversey
about the Pope's stand on birth
control pills is going on? "
"Why can't they just look at our
art without always trying to make
big things out of it?" lamented the
second ghost. "Why must they
always try to interpret us? Oh,
well, let's fly on out of here before I
get too angry. I guess we'll always
be cursed with archeologists dig
ging up our graves. If somebody
tried that on American graveyards,
they'd be lynched, but it's okay if
they're old enough."
"YEAH," AGREED his friend,
"but we'll get our revenge by
hanging around and watching so
meone dig up this gallery someday
and see what happens when .they
find a huge Campbell's soup can."
North Side migration scheduled
Racism in its American black-versus-white
form will be the
emphasis of the live-in sponsored
by the University Wesley Founda
tion, one of two Near North Side
expeditious sCiieuulcJ for the
weekend of Dec. 6. .
Taking a cue from a successful
high school live-in that dealt solely
with racism, Pastor Mel Luetchens
of the Wesley Foundation is plann
ing to combine an "academic" ap
proach with a basic inquiry into the
"WE HAVE found from our first
live-in last September that many
students who were interested did
not have a basic background con
cerning white and black racial at
titudes," Luetchens said.
"Our last live-in dealt with the
feelings and goals of leaders and
community organizations within the
black community," be said. "This
worked well, but this time we will
try to get to' the reasons for the
need for activity in the inner city."
Luetchens stressed that there is a
difference between the Wesley
Foundation program and that
sponsored by the Newman Center,
which is also scheduled for that
"STUDENTS attending our live
in will stay in a church or a center,
while the other program places
students in Near. North Side
homes," he said.
The Wesley Foundation live-in
will cost $18, including food and
expenses, and at least one-half the
amount and names of interested
students "should be turned in
soon," according to Luetchens.
The Newman Center trip costs
two dollars, according to Jim
Murphy, who is organizing the
Newman weekend. Students may
register for this trip at the Newman
Center, 320 North 16 St.
Both live-ins are organized
through Omaha churches, ac
cording to Mnrphv and Luetchens.
"OUR PROGRAM is run through
the United Methodist Inter-city
Pastors (of Omaha)," Luetchens
said. "The live-in is one of the
emphases this group's work has
taken to inform people about the
ghetto and its problems."
White middle class people who
come to the Near North Side, are
generally looked down on, Luet
"Their motives are questioned,
especially those of liberal whites
who look like they are t r y i n g to
move in," he said. "White business
men have held the blacks to the
present level, and the blacks now
need to 'do their thing' by
College students are probably a
less - threatening
"RESIDENTS WHO know the
aims of the University program
tend to accept the outsiders more;"
he said. "They feel some people are
interested in informing themselves
as to exactly what America has
done to the inner cities and the poor
people in general."
Luetchens said the Wesley foun
dation student board has been in
volved with a lot of this type of
discussion, and would like to at
tenmt to do something more tangi
ble in the area of racism.
"We would likt to go to the small,
all-white towns In Nebraska and
hold panels." he said. "Talking to
someone who is biased but has
never even seen a black would
probably do as much for the racial
nrnh'prn as would sittine on 100
committees or going to 1000 meetings."
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Soshnik gives "initial impressions" to Senate.
The following is proposed government bill No. 24
to be voted on when the Senate reconvenes Thursday
at 6 p.m.
GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 24
The Association of Students of the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln is "the supreme student governing
body in the regulation and coordination of all phases
of student self government ..." And as further stated
in the constitution it is a function of ASUN as regards
general welfare of students "to exercise any other powers
ncessary for the general welfare of the students."
THE STUDENT in the Academic Community docu
ment which is now University policy, states "This right
(to learn) imposes a duty not to infringe upon the
rights of others." It also states that all members of
the University community are guaranteed the rights
of citizenship and the right to be treated with respect
and dignity. The implication is that no out-of-classroom
infringement by the institution on the personal rights
of any member of the University community can be
justified even for paternal or educational reasons. "Since
the significance of this document (SAF) will depend
upon the willingness of students to exercise the op
portunities and to accept the obligations both stated
and implied," the Association of Students of the
University if Nebraska hereby declares and sets forth
the following basic policy declaration. The ASUN Senate
believes that without encroaching upon the legitimate
perrogatives of such policy making bodies of the
University as the University (Faculty) Senate and the
Board of Regents, students should govern themselves
and regulate their lives and interests democratically
The ASUN Senate recognizes the intrinsic right of
the student in a university community to hold the
responsibility and to- exercise the right to regulate
himself and his affairs through his student government.
The ASUN Senate deems it an infringement on those
rights for an organ of the Administration or University
Senate to impose rules, regulations, or restrictions on
students' non-academic affairs without their consent, in
solely-student areas of concern.
The ASUN Senate further deems it the basic right
of students to coordinate student activities and organiza
tions and to establish those regulations over student
life which directly affect none other than students
through the student government.
THE ASUN Senate further holds that it is the
responsibility of the faculty and administration of a
university to recognize the rights of the students to
regulate their own affairs.
THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED: that the ASUN
Senate calls upon the University of Nebraska to recognize
the principles and expressions of rights contained within
this policy statement as just and equitable, and to take
appropriate actions and measures to withdraw the
operations and cease the exercising of power by the
University of Nebraska, particularly through the Student
Affairs Committee, herewithin expressed.
The ASUN Senate calls upon the University of
Nebraska to delegate the powers and responsibilities
to the Associaton of Students of the University of
Nebraska in recognition of its right to handle solely-student
THE ASUN Senate calls upon tie University com
munity to recognize the Senate's right to exclusive power
and responsibility to define eligibility requirements for
participation' in all phases of student activities and to
regulate all social affairs. The ASUN or its designee
will establish all policies, rules, and regulations govern
ing student social and group life, publications, curfews,
and parietal regulations. ASUN assumes original
jurisdiction and responsibility over disciplinary pro
cedures within these areas.
The ASUN further calls for equal participation in
the allocation and distribution of student fees and further
calls for the recognition of the power to prohibit sudi
distribution in those areas which ASUN believes to be
against the best interests of the student.
In addition, ASUN assumes equal power and
responsibility with the University Administration and
Faculty over University Housing Policy and non-social
BE IT FURTHER ENACTED: that an ail-student
referendum on these issues be held before February
11, 1969. and an affirmative vote of 15 of the eligible
voters when less than 30 of the eligible students vote
shall have binding effect on the ASUN Senate.
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