The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 16, 1969, Image 1

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Julian Bond, noted Georgia legislator and former vice-presidential
candidate, tells an East Campus convocation that minority groups
must realize they are dealing with "evil men."
Faculty, students to hold
discussion on education
Concerned University students and faculty members will hold a forum on
progressive education on the North lawn of Love Library at 2:30 p.m. April
17, according to NU junior Mark Saunders.
Discussion topics will include:
Klimination of academic credit from University ROTC program;
Elimination of faculty status from ROTC instructors;
Addition of courses on world cultures and political involvement to the
present University curriculum;
Replacement of the current grading system with fail-pass pass-with-honors
Several University Instructors are expected to address the gathering and
students are encouraged to lead discussions of their, own, according to Saunders.
The forum is not sponsored by any specific University organization.
Saunders noted, because students need to evaluate their individual educational
needs rather than merely becoming involved in group ideals."
Problems are solved;
Scrip is on the
What has happened to "Scrip"
magazine, the University's literary
voice? This question was asked in
March of Dace Grots, editor of the
University of Nebraska Review,"
formerly "Scrip."
At that time, Miss Grots explained
ti'at the "Review" was not published
1 ist semester because of several
"problems with the staff " -She also that this semester's Issue was
I dug printed in Henderson and
would be out In "a few weeks."
Miss Grots said In March that the
magazine is being printed in Hen
nerson to save money.
Dr. Robert Narveson, professor of
English and adviser to the "Review,"
explained how the magazine is fi
nanced: The Kngllsh department subsidizes
the magazine with $100 a year from
the Uren Stcpanek (a former Unl-
NU students protest administration's
inability to provide relevant programs
by Johu Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
"Bring a brother and a brick and
l here Wednesday at one o'clock,"
shouted Wayne Williams, president of
the Afro-American Collegiate Society,
at the conclusion of a chanting and
hand clapping demonstration Tuesday
Approximately 70 people,
predominately black students, stood
on Uie edge of the sidewalks east
of the NU Administration Building for
more than an hour,
"This protest Is the result of the
administration's inability to imple
ment relevant programs for minority
groups In general and black studenti
specifically," he said In a
mimeographed statement.
The demonstrators symbolically
blocked one of the sidewalks leading
to the administration building with a
wall of bricks. Further along, black
student stood In front of one ad
ministration door.
The demonstrators shouted slogans,
"action! action!" end "black power."
Their hand clapping, which lasted
about 45 minutes, could be heard
versity English professor) fund. The
rest of the money comes from sales
and advertising." he said. "This
usually provides enough for an Issue
each semester.
"The English department provides
financial assistance, but the produc
tion of the magazine is entirely
handled by the students," Narveson
said. "This semester, there have leen
plenty of contributions."
Narveson said that the English de
partment had not subsidized the "Re
view" yet this semester, but was
waiting for it to come out.
"If the magazine isn't published,
we'll save the money for next fall's
issue," he said. Narveson added that
next semester's staff "would be se
lected soon," and that anyone who is
interested in working on the literary
magazine should leave his name at
the English department.
throughout the administration
Campus President Dr. Joseph
Soshnik, who observed the gathering
along with other administrators Irom
the windows of the building, said that
tli demonstration was peaceful.
The operations of the University
have not been impaired, Soshnik said.
One door to the" administration
building was blocked, but he pointed
out that there are other entrances
to the building.
The demonstrators have not talked
to Soshnik personally. They Indicated
to University officials that the
demonstration was to be peaceful.
University Chancellor Dr. Merk
Hobson could not be reached for
A list of the black students' con
cerns has also been mimeographed,
but It has not been released for
publication. Williams could not discuss
the concerns, and he refused to call
them "demands."
"We don't want to talk about our
concerns to the press until w have
discussed them with the administra
tion," Williams aid after the
Bond criticizes Vietnam.
while issuing challenege to action
by Jim Pedersen
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The people at the bottom of the
ladder in American society are those
who must attack the twin evils of
the 20th century : racism and
Julian Bond, 29, Georgia legislator
and vice presidential nominee at the
1968 Democratic National Convention,
told an East Campus Union
Auditorium crowd Tuesday that In
dians, blacks and Spanish speaking
peoples must first recognize that they
are dealing with evil men and an
evil system.
BOND, who received two lengthy
ovations before he even began his
speech, also criticized the Nixon Ad
ministration, American war policy in
Vietnam and issued a challenge to,
action to the students.
"The legislative backlash against
students in the form of punishments
exclusively for student action, lower
budgets for colleges and other
restrictions on higher education is a
reaction to violent student
demonstrations," Bond said.
What is irritating to Bond is that
young people have not been involved
in political campaigns for good can
didates to fill legislatures with people
who have the best interest of higher
education in mind.
"Why should legislatures b e
responsive to students?" he added.
"Can you vote? No. Your political
apathy is notorious. You are a political
IF STUDENTS get out and defeat
a candidate, according to Bond, other
politicians will learn their lesson.
Bond was elected to the Georgia
House of Representatives three times
before he was allowed to take his
seat. He was denied entrance by
members of the legislature who op
posed his statements on the Vietnam
War, and it took a Supreme Court
ruling before Bond could take liis seat.
. "It has been said that Vietnam is
being raped. If you were being raped
would you rather have gradual de
escalation or. immediate withdraw
al?" Bond asked.
Nixon has failed to unved a plan
to end the war, a plan he claimed
he had months ago, he added.
Recent action or inaction by the
Nixon administration in the field of
school de-segregation was also a
target of Bond's criticism.
"NIXON BEGAN his reign by tell
ing schools who refuse to integrate
that they must do so in two months,"
according to Bond. "That is like so
meone committing a murder in 1954
(referring to the reversal of the
separate but equal doctrine in 1954)
but it is 19G9 before he is charged.
On campus today
Seminar On The Disadvantaged
Child will be held at 4:30 p.m. Stu
dents interested in attending the
seminar should meet by the clocks
in the Nebraska Union Lounge.
New members of Phi Beta Kappa
and Sigma XI. national honoranes
will be presented at a joint banquet
at 6 p.m. In the Nebraska Union.
Guest speaker will be Dr. C. Bertram!
SehulU, director of the University
Museum, who will discuss "One
Hundred Years of Fossil Hunting in
Nebraska." Dr. George Beadle, for-
The students displayed some
placards. One demanded A f r o
American studies to be Included in
the curriculum at NU. According to
other posters, the group Is concerned
with the financial and cultural needs
of the black students at NU.
According to Dr. Lee W. Chatfield.
associate dean of student affairs, the
black students are "impatient to get
things done. Aren't all young people?"
he questioned.
Chatfield said that the students are
rather impatient with Soshnik. the
campus president and the NU Board
, of Regents.
Apparently, the students wanted
Soshnik to address a meeting of the
Afro-American Collegiate Society.
Chatfield said. "When 1 want to talk
to Dr. Soshnik. I go up to his office."
Chatfield said. The black ttudents are
being encouraged to do that.
Chatfield also said that the students
want to tatk with the Board of
Regents, but he said that the Regents
would not be adequately Informed of
the situation right away. The Board
meets this Saturday.
Except for the involved students,
And then it is two more months before
any action is taken."
Former President Johnson took the
correct line of action when he cut
off federal funds to segregated
schools, he continued.
Bond feels reforms must be made
in the poverty program and other
projects aimed at raising living stan
dards for the poor in America.
"I am interested in reforms which
would have job training that results
in jobs, not just trained people," he
said, "and in education which gives
minority groups the ability to read
and write, not just a high school
A member of the audience asked
Bond how he proposed to pay for such
extensive reforms. His cynical reply:
By taking every cent you have.
"FIRST OF ALL. the tax schedules
in America must be altered." Bond
said seriously. "Poor people pay more
taxes than rich people, while the
middle class carries the burden.
"Secondly, we must re-examine our
priorities. Is it more important to
spend billions of dollars defending 14
million Vietnamese who aren't too hot
about being defended anyway, or is
it more important to spend that
money to help many more million
people in the U.S. who are living in
hunger and poverty?
"I don't see anything wrong with
guaranteed incomes. A lot of farmers
in this state have guaranteed incomes.
Has this made them lazy and
shiftless? No. They are going to not
plant as much this year as they didn't
plant last year."
In a question and answer period,
Bond was asked his opinion oh the
Anti-ballistic Missile System (ABMi
"I AM OPPOSED to the installation
of ABM systems," he replied. "We
simply don't need it. We already have .
13 times overkill power over Russia,
No matter how much of an anti-communist
you areM surely once is
According to Bond, what will even
tually stop racism is the elimination
of the ability of racist nations to in
fluence the lives of other people.
Right riow ethnic and minority
groups. Bond believes, must form
shifting and non-permanent allian
ces. "These groups should build a
political movement strong enough to
operate without a revolution," Bond
said. "The movement should be ready
to use fair and ordinary methods to
achieve their goals, but it should not
dismiss violent methods even though
they are unrealistic."
Bond, feels the movement should
also include the young.
"It should include the young people
from Chicago, from those who
mer president of the University
Chicago, will be a special guest
the banquet.
Slides from the University Kosmet
Klub production of Camelot will be
shown in the Nebraska Union small
auditorium at 8 p.m. Interested stu
dents and faculty may attend.
Alpha Lambda Delta will hold its
election of officers for l9-70 in the
Nebraska Union at 7 p.m. Only those
attending may be nominated for
no one knew of the plans for the
demonstrations before Tuesday after
noon, although Williams said It was
not spontaneous and had been
carefully planned. No one knows what
will happen at the demonstration this
"1 am quite confident that tbe se
cond demonstration will be peaceful,"
Chatfield said. He speculated that a
physical confrontation could develop
if someone attempted to assault the
The first demonstration was.
peaceful throughout. Several students
did try to enter the Administration
building through the blocked door.
They were requested to go back down
the sidewalk and use another entrance.
They did. A delivery man was also
turned back.
About 50 students, faculty and ad
ministrators viewed the demonstra
tion. No police officers appeared at
the demonstration.
The Office of Student Affairs has
said sometime ago that demonstra
tions on campus are acceptable if no
civil laws are broken and the
regularly scheduled functions of the
University are not disrupted.
marched with James Meredith in
Mississippi and from those who think
academic life is sterile and irrele
vant," he added.
Bond also poked fun at Vice-President
Agnew and the Governor of
Georgia, Lester Maddox.
"I noticed a small article in the
New York Times recently acclaiming
the smallest book in the world," he
said. "I was curious as to what the
Candidates announced;
ASUN election rules told
Tentative candidates for 1969-70
ASUN positions, and rules and pro
cedures for the April 30 election have
been announced by John McGollister,
ASUN electoral commissioner.
Two candidates have filed and are
certified for ASUN president. They
are Bill Chaloupka and Ray Vavak.
A third candidate, Bob Zucker, filed
but according to McCollister, there
is some question as to the validity
of Zucker's petition. The question will
be decided at a hearing before a Stu
dent Affairs Subcommittee. Wednes
day. ,
president are Richard Page, Randy
Prier and Diane Theisen.
Running for ASUN second vice
president are Greg Griffin, Timothy
J. Kincaid, Brent Skinner aad Steve
McCollister and the electoral com
mission have set the schedule for
campaigning and elections. Informal
campaigning, limited to verbal cam
paigning among candidates and
students, will take place through Fri
day, April 20.- From Saturday, April
21, until April 29, candidates m a y
campaign formally, abiding by rules
set up by the Commission.
These include:
Candidates must conform t o
poster size and distribution
rules ;
Candidates may not use television
or Lincoln newspaper publicity;
Candidates must not u,se
loudspeakers or publicity on vehicles;
Use of chalking is prohibited.
violation could result I n
qualification of the candidate.
Candidates running for positions
must report spending to the Electoral
Commission in the ASUN office in
the Nebraska Union by 12:30 p.m.
April 30, the day of the election.
McCollister said. Failure to do so,
or falsification of this statement, will
result in disqualification of the can
didate. Candidates for graduate seats in the
ASUN Senate , are: Dyke Anderson,
Terry D. Cisler, Bruce Cochrane,
Gayle V. Nelson, Mary Piper, Randy
Prier, Rober Roemmich and Nancy
Candidates from the College of
Engineering and Architecture are:
Loren A. Hanson, Dan Law lor, Tony
Martinkus, Dave Murphy, Fritz
Olenberger, Stan Peters, John
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Demonstrators begin building a brick wall to block one entrance
of the Administration building during a protest Tuesday of the
University's "inability" to implement relevant programs for mi
nority groups.
title was until I read further. The
title was 'The Life and Convictions
of Spiro T. Agnew!' "
Maddox, Bond added, would gladly
have come to Nebraska to speak had
he been invited, but he experienced
a tragedy last week.
"There was a fire in the Governor's
Mansion and his library burned up,"
he continued. "Both his books were
burned and one of them hadn't even
been colored in yet."
Doug Scott and Harry I.
undergraduates running for Senate
are: Denny Bloom, Daniel Chernault,
Bob Dodendorf, Gary D. Kissel,
Timothy J. Kincaid, Steve
McCollister, Kay Moore, Max
Shanahan and Tom Wiese.
Agriculture and Home Economics
College Senate candidates are: Jerry
Adams, Terry Cameron, Nancy
Dowding, Lynn JK. Holden, Barbara
Ostergard, Gary Ott, Bob Pfeiffer,
Marnee Rojewski, Glenn Selk and
Gary Wolff. .
Candidates for Senate from Arts and
Sciences are: Ellen Abart, Lynn
Alexander , Linda Babitt, Linda
Baldwin. Bob Brandt. Kathy Drieth,
Alan Gless, John Heil, Jim Jackson.
Katie Johnston, Dave Karnes. Stef
Lacey, John 'Link, Steve McElravy,
Ruthann Rountree, Cliff S a-t h e r ,
Christie Schwartzkopf, Tim Sindelar,
Bachittar Singh, Vernon Slaughter,
Bill Smitherman, Don Stenberg, Anne
Ttiba, Rita Watson. Janet L. White,
Bill Wiley, Jan Williams and Celeste
Teachers' College are: Dennis
Berkheim . Bruce Mr- Christenson,
Mike Eyster, Bev Goodenberger. Sue
Houchin, Preston Koch, Brad Kollars.
Alfred Lewis. Torn Lonnquist, .Bobbi
McGee, Phil Medcalf. Walt Shacklett.
Linda Sugano and Vicki Van
Candidates for the Arts and
Sciences advisory board are from
Natural Sciences: Pati Austin, Tom
Furtak, Don Stenberg, Stef Lacy and
Anne Triba ; from Social Sciences:
Ellen Abart. Jim Jackson, Katie
Johnston, Steve McElravy. J I m
Pipher and Michael Sh"isey; from
journalism: Joseph, Lynn
Gottschalk, Bill Smitherman and June
Wagoner ; from philosophy: David
Filipi; from English: Dave McKibbin,
Jim Schaffer, Janet White, Pam
Whitted and Jan Williams; from
history: Julie Marolf and Sara
Schwieder; and from languages:
Mary Lynne Nelson.
Candidates for Teachers' College
advisory board are: from elementary
education: Jeanne Muthes and Judi
Riggs; from secondary education:
Bruce M. Christenson, Suone Cotner,
Gary Toebben,, Linda Jeffrey, Bobbl
McGee, Marje Roemmich and Jean
Christensen; from special education:
Susie Borgens and Babs Hansen.
Candidates for advisory Luard from
Agriculture and. Home Economics will
be announced later, McCollister said.