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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1969)
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1969
VOL. 92, NO. 95
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NU Rodeo Club members get set for a rootin' tootin' cowboy week
end at the eleventh annual University of Nebraska rodeo.
College cowboys compete
in annual rodeo contest
Not many students bring their horse
with them when they come to college.
But those who do are probably com
peting in the eleventh annual
University of Nebraska rodeo this
Friday and Saturday.
About 200 students who are week
end cowboys or cowgirls and who
represent colleges and universities in
Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota,
Wisconsin and Kansas as well as the
University of Nebraska will compete
ri the event sponsored by the NU
There will be bucking broncos to
ride either with saddle or without.
"'' 'ere will be calves to rope, Brahma
bulls to ride and steers to wrestle,
.here will also be a doctor and am
bulance on hand.
STEER WRESTLING -or bull
digging, as they say down on the
ranch is a particularly exciting
event. The cowboy jumps from his
horse and grabs the horns of a 600
piind steer which Is running at top
The object is to stop the steer and
get it on the ground. All of the time
I cowboy is racing against the
clock. Four seconds is considered a
y iod time.
In the bronc riding events, the
cowboy not only has to complete an
eight-second ride, but he Is also scored
on how well he rides and how well the
; Tho girls' events are a little tamer.
There is barrel racing, break away
taping and goat tying.
, "Jt gets kind of comical at times,
says Ann Wendell, one of the rodeo
club members. "Sometimes the goats
are so big that it is hard for the girl to
get them down." The object is to rope
the goat, then catch it and tie three of
it's legs together.
MISS WENDELL Is one of the
students who has her horse here. The
rodeo club has pens and a practice
arena on East Campus where she
works with her horse every day.
for council candidate
A recent graduate of the University
of Nebraska, Ron Pfelfcr Is heading
support of Harry "Pete" Feterson,
Uncoln City Council candidate.
Peterson, former city policeman,
polled the highest number of votes in
the April primary from a field of
over 30 candidates.
tTPete is a candidate who appeals
tf voters of all ages," said Pfelfcr,
'but he has a special appeal tor
oung people because of his stand on
race and juvenile deliquency.
Persons Interested in helping Ffeifer
In the campaign may obtain informa
turn by calling i32-2Cll
K i' i ' V.
"Mine is the usual story about the
girl who kept asking her father to buy
her a horse" Sue says in giving her
reason for becoming interested in
horses. "But, I had never competed in
a rodeo event until I came to the
"Like any other sport, It is a
challenge. And the competition is
stiff," she added.
T. J. Peters, another rodeo club
member who was raised on a ranch
says that it's "just sometliing that
gets in your blood,"
The NU team ranks second in total
points compiled so far in the rodeo
competition In the Great Plains
Region. The first two teams In the
region at tho end of regular competi
tion are eligible to compete in the
National finals at Deadwood, So. Dak,,
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Some college kids aren't dry behind the ears yet, as witnessed
by those who saw the fraternity water melee Thursday afternoon.
During the past week, the Pally
Nebraskan attempted to contact all
the student senatorial candidates from -the
graduate college, engineering and
architecture, agriculture and home
economics and business administra
tion. The candidates were asked to give
their qualifications for Student Senate,
and ideas concerning the role of this
body and the role of students in the
affairs of their college and the
Gayle Nelson, a dentistry student,
said that his role as a senator would
be to "get graduate students in
terested in college affairs" and to
"allow the dental college to express
its wishes through me to the Student
NELSON, WHO lists "an interest
in the politics of the University as
they relate to the decision-making
hierarchy," as one of his qualifica
tions for the Senate, sees a trend
"toward more student say-so," in the
University's affairs, but feels,
"Nebraska is behind."
"The Board of Regents said we are
not ready for a Black Studies program
here at many other universities,
this statement would have caused an
explosive reaction," Nelson said.
Terry Cisler, a freshman in the col
lege of dentistry, said that in the past,
dentistry "has not been well
represented" on ASUN. and also, that
dentistry students "have become
isolated from campus issues."
Cisler, who has served as a
graduate assistant at Schramm Hall,
said that decision-making at the
University is "largely administrative
"I TAKE the moderate position that
decisions should be made through the
combined efforts of students and ad
ministrators." Cisler said. "I'm
pleased with the progress that has
recently been made toward this."
Concerning the relationship between
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New IFC contracts
I redefines hazing
by Jim Pedersen
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Inter Fraternity Council (IFC)
Wednesday replaced the pledge
education contract It approved earlier
this semester with a contract which
deletes the mention of specific hazing
practices and provides for strict in
The new contract was written by
eight University fraternities which
were not satisfied with the original
contract. The signing date for the
contract remains May 2 In order for
houses to display it during Rush
The new contract eliminates the
specific listing of practices used to
haze pledges and instead simply
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Student Senate and dentistry, Bruce
Cochrane, a candidate from dentistry,
said the two "are not related," and
that "the deans and the presidents
of the four classes in dentistry can
run our own ship fairly well."
Asked why he was running for
Senate, Cochrane answered, "Most
issues are student oriented, not col
"Having been in school for 5-going-on-6
years, I feel as 'studenty' as
anyone," Cochrane continued. "I have
been a senator for a year and have
worked to get the reapportionment
issue on the ballot." Cochrane added
that he feels students should have "an
equitable voice in the academic com
munity." MARY PIPER, a dental hygiene
student, said that there were not too
many things Student Senate could do
to improve education in the dental
college, except possibly lobby for
more money to hire more ' instruc
tors. "The University is here to educate
students," Miss Piper said, "so
students should have at least an equal
if not a majority of the decision mak
ing voice. Primarily, the faculty
should help the students in making
the decisions and not vice-versa."
"There is not a lot the Senate can
do specifically to improve education
in the graduate college, or other col
leges, until the focus of the University
is changed," Randy Prior, a first year
law student, said. "And one of the
planks of the SIP platform (which
Prier represents) is to change the
' University from a manufacturing type
of institution to one that focuses on
Prier said that students lack the
expertise to dictate on matters of
educational technique, but added that
since they are part of the system
and. they react to it, their ideas should
be listened to as decisions are made
in University policy.
PRIER SAID that student
states that hazing will be prohibited
where it is defined as "mental or
physical discomfort, embarrassment,
harrassment or ridicule."
AN ADDED POINT In the new con
tract which does not appear in the
original document prohibits the sub
jecting of any pledge to personal
The two points of the new contract
which met the most opposition from
IFC members who supported the
original contract were a clause which
stipulated that an IFC adviser must
accompany the IFC executives on in
vestigations of violations and another
clause which provided that a contract
could be revoked only If two-thirds
of IFC voted for revocation.
"The accompaniement clause simp
ly means that houses signing the con
tract don't Intend to live by it," Sid
Logemann, Sigma Nu representative,
said. "If you are sincere in signing
the contract, why should you care
who comes to observe?"
"We want safeguards in investiga
tion so that a group of students alone
cannot revoke the contract," Stu
Sorenson, president of Phi Delta
Theta, one of the author houses,
Ron Gierhan, IFC adviser, pointed
out that by Including him in In
vestigation procedures the council
automatically Involves the Office of
Dick Holman of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon commented that Student Af
fairs performs a service In tills
capacity and shouldn't be feared.
John Jarchow, Delta U p s 1 1 o n
representative, moved that the con
tract be amended to delete the ac
companiment clause and replace it
with "permission of the IFC ad
viser." Jarchow's motion passed by a vote
of 16-9. However, when all points of
the contract had been approved,
Sorenson moved that the accompani
ment clause be re-inserted into the
contract. His motion then carried by
12-10 with three abstentions.
Sorenson also favored the two-thirds
majority for revocation of the con
tract. "BECAUSE REVOCATION is tan
tamount to removing pledging"
privileges," he said, "there should be
a resounding ' disapproval by IFC
before a contract is revoked."
According to Jarchow. the two
thirds majority rule would mean that
eight houses could effectively band
together and run IFC.
A motion was made to amend the
clause to read that a "simple majority
of IFC" would revoke the contract.
The motion passed 13-12.
The council then voted on the new
contract In its entirety and adopted
it by a vote of 18-5 with two abstentions.
participation In the decision-making
process could take the form of "voic
ing opinions on committees, voting or
working with others to generate
The Senate, through it3 legislative
liaison committee, should work harder
to raise the budget, according to can
didate Roger Roemmich, a graduate
student in accounting.
"Since November, some colleges
have had their funds frozen, making
it impossible to recruit new instruc
tors," Roemmich said.
Roemmich, who has been an Abel
Hall floor president, and has served
in interdormitory government, also
said that the policy whereby the
Nebraska legislature determines
which professors are granted tenure
should be ended.
DYKE ANDERSON, formerly a
candidate from the graduate college,
withdrew because of a conflict on
The Nebraskan was unsuccessful in
contacting one candidate from the
graduate college, Nancy Ryan.
Engineering and Architecture
Pizarro and his conquistadores confront Attahualpa, Son of the
Sun and sovereign Inca, in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," to be
played Wednesday through Saturday, April 30, May 1-3, and
May 7-10 on Howell stage.
Executive slate only
Because they believe that campus
political parties have a negative in
fluence on student government, Bill
Chaloupka, Diane Theisen and Brent
Skinner are running on an executive
slate and merely endorsing senate and
advisory board candidates.
Chaloupka says that these last two
years have shown that the senate does
not funelion as well when senators
are elected on the basis of formal
The Chaloupka T h e 1 s e nSkinner
philosophy of student government Is
based on the statement that the "rules
which govern student life should be
the responsibility of students."
FOR EXAMPLE, each dormitory
should decide its own regulations and
each student (with his parents if he
is a minor) should be able to decide
where and under what circumstances
he should live.
"In the past, there has been an
Inability to work with these issues,"
he said. "None of the other executive
candidates have had as much ex
perience in dorm government."
Chaloupka has served as president
of Harper Hall and as an IDA
representative. He has also been a
As an ASUN senator representing
the college of engineering and
architecture, Chabupka has been a
member of the ASUN executive board
and chairman of the reapportionment
WITH REGARD to social visitation
and housing regulations, the platform'
states that "social regulations fail to
serve students ... all of these
decisions must eventually be the
responsibility of the smallest possible
groups of students. ASUN has as little
justification to make social policy as
The state's platform also mentions
concern in the following areas:
the faculty evaluation book should
be placed under the Publications
Board. It should have a permanent
staff and evaluation should be man
datory for ail facuCv members.
the Council on Student Life (CSL)
is seen as "a tremendous opportunity
for reviewing policies on fees, visita
tion, social rules, judicial systems,
hours, etc." CSL answers 9nly to the
Board of Regents and it composed
"To generate student support for
the creation of a separate college of
architecture," is the reason Dave
Murphy, a fourth-year architecture
student seeks a senatorial position.
Murphy, who said he was on the
committee that proposed it, said that
the proposed college for environmen
tal design could not be accredited if
the school of architecture continueJ
to exist as part of the college of
"THIS NEW college would be no
help to us if it weren't accredited,"
Murphy said. He explained that a
graduate of a non-accredited school
must intern twice as long (8 years)
as an accredited school graduate
before he could apply for his pro
Dan Lawler, an engineering student,
said that the Senate could improve
education in his college by working
toward the separation of engineering
"If architecture were a separate
college, they could implement
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of seven students and six other
members from the faculty or ad
ministration. ASUN. THROUGH the Human
Rights Committee, should offer
assistance to the Afro-American Col
legiate Society and other minority
students in attempts to improve their
situation at the University and in
in education, students need better
methods for initiating reform. A
change from the semester to the
quarter system, expanding the op
tional pass-fail privilege, re
evaluating counciling and advising
programs and instituting additional
curriculum revisions should be in
vestistated. "There's a need for curriculum
revision. Some courses need to be
changed, others dropped or added.
This should be Investigated and the
suggestions acted upon," Chaloupka
On campus I
People to People and the United
Methodist Ministries foundation will
sponsor an African night program at
the Hungry Id this Saturday night.
The variety show will emphasize
African culture, featuring dancers,
music and films. The evening, which
is open to all members of the Univer
sity community, runs from 8:30-12
p.m. There is no charge.
The India Association of the Uni
versity will present a foreign film,
"Cbnudvla Ka Criani" Saturday night
at 7 p.m. in the recital hall of Ne
braska Wesleyan University.
The film, with English subtitles,
represents the typical Muslim customs
tod cultures. Cost Is $1.
The Red Clippers will sponsor a fW
ing poker game Saturday. Contestants
f!y to five airports where they draw
one card to form their poker band.
Best hand wins a dinner for two. Cost
is thiee dollars per person. Any stu
dent may enter.
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