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ASUN presidential candidate
Bill Chaloupka and his ex
ecutive slate were swept into
office in Wednesday's election
according to unofficial vote
tabulations late Wednesday
night. With only a few votes un
counted, Chaloupka defeated
his nearest rival Bob Zucker by
a vote of 1759 to 994, as well as
third candidate Ray Vavak.
Diane Thelsen was elected
first-vice president over
Richard Page and Randall
Prier. Miss Theisen nearly
doubled Page's vote, 1818 to
950, while Prler was last in the
In the second vice-presiden
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1969
Details of a memorandum released by the University Administration
are discussed by Dean C. Peter Magrath, Lonetta Harrold
of training good leaders'
by Bill Smitherman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
. It's "whatever turns you on," ac
cording to Col. William W. Gist, new
professor and head of the department
of military science, the University's
Army ROTC unit.
He said that if a student wants to
be in ROTC then he should be able
to. It is good that ROTC training is
no longer mandatory, he added.
: Gist said that ROTC serves a
purpose on campus.
"We are not training killers," he
said. "We are training leaders."
' When an officer is given the
responsibility to carry out a mission,
it is possible that someone will be
hurt, Gist explained. However, an of
ficer who has had both academic and
military training Is likely to bring
jnore men through a fight alive, he
: GIST SAID THAT he felt a great
number of men would take ROTC
training even if no academic credit
was granted. Men who put work into
ItOTC should got credit for it though,
- There are many courses in the
University curriculum that are not
directly relevant to the student's ma
jor field. These courses are still given
credit, he argued.
Asked about the faculty status of
ROTC instructors, Gist replied that
all instructors must have their
bachelors degree. Many have done
work beyond that level, he added.
Gist graduated from the University
of Nebraska with a bachelors degree
discussions on budget
. Unicameral hearings on the
University of Nebraska's proposed
S150.6 million operating budget for
N69-70 continued for the second day
'."The atmosphere is excellent," ac
.ting Chancellor Merk Hobson said
after the two-hour session with the
legislature's Budget Committee
Wednesday afternoon. "We hope
;we've given them all the Information
they need. We're delighted to work
During much of Wednesday's hear
lug, Lincoln Campus President Joseph
Soshnik explained proposed expen
ditures for Agriculture College, Ag
Extension Service and o u t s t a t e
After Soshnik concluded the official
presentation for the Lincoln campuses
and out state activities, Dr. Kirk
tial race, Brent Skinner nar
rowly defeated his closest op
ponent Steve Tiwald by a vote
of 1195 to 938, as Tim Kincaid
The constitutional amend
ment to reapportion ASUN
Senate on a district advisory
board at-large basis failed
to achieve the needed 15 per
cent affirmative vote of the
There were 1662 "no" votes
to 1512 "yes" votes thus
defeating the amendment.
Senatorial and advisory
board results were to be an
nounced Thursday, according
to John McCollister, electoral
in economics. As professor of military
science he has the academic rank of
He said that college is not the only
schooling that an Army officer
receives, however. An officer in
service for thirty years may spend
as much as five years of that time
in Army schools, he continued.
"AN ARMY OFFICER Is always
Instructing," h said.
Gist, who has spent five years as
an instructor in the Army school
system, explained that the basic job
of a leader is Instruction.
Many cadets, he said, feel that
ROTC instruction is better than some
of the other instruction they receive
at the University. He added that the
Army makes every effort to send the
most qualified people available to
There are several possibilities for
ROTC curriculum, Gist continued.
However, there are some basics that
must be taught in any case.
He said that much of the ROTC
curriculum is now relevant to other
University subjects. Perhaps this can
be made even more true in the future,
Concerning campus opposition to
ROTC, Gist said, "The country is suf
fering from guilt pangs over Vietnam.
This is not a popular war."
ACTUALLY, THE WHOLE
establishment Is under fire, he con
tinued. The outcry over ROTC Is only
part of this.
Naylor, president of the Omaha cam
pus, made his presentation.
Omaha campus is up 23 per cent from
the 1967 enrollment, Naylor said. He
expects enrollment to Increase.
To accomodate more students, mote
money is needed. Naylor said. The
administration at Omaha is un
derstaffed, he said, adding that the
salary scale for all employees should
Enrollment is also Increasing on the
Lincoln campuses. About 120 addi
tional faculty members are needed
In Lincoln. Development of both the
computer center and the library is
also needed, Soshnik said.
For Instance, the University re
quested nine per cent faculty jraises
salary per year. Tlemann could only
offer to raise salaries five per
Young demos assert
The Nebraska Young Democrats
(YD's) are concerned leftists not
a bunch of party hacks, according
to John Simon, president of .the NU
chapter or the YD's.
At the state YD convention last
weekend, the organization asserted its
autonomy over the dictates of the
senior party, Simon said.
"We represent the attitudes of the
young people," he continued. "It is
the moral obligation of party
members to follow their conscien
So the convention has gone on
record as demanding a withdrawal
of United States forces from Vietnam
within six months. Also, the group
demanded that the United States
recognize Red China and work for
that nation's admission into the United
"THE WAR IN Vietnam is an in
tolerable burden on the American and
and the Afro-American Society
and Wayne Williams.
Gist expressed the fear that some
militant tactics may produce un
desirable results. It is quite possible
that the militant attacks on the
establishment may lead to more
repression, he explained.
As long as ROTC remains on a
voluntary basis, it should survive, Gist
He continued that ROTC may regain
some of its popularity in the
This, he said, will not be because
there Is a need for military
personalities. Rather, It will bo
because there is a genuine need for
Lighting, costuming enhances story
of Incan conquest in 'Royal Hunt
Lighting is the thing. Lighting and
costuming will work together to make
"The Royal Hunt of the Sun," what
Drama Professor Joseph Baldwin,
called a "spectacle, a massive and
The play by Peter Shaffer will be
performed on Howell stage Wednes
day through Saturday this week and
"The Royal Hunt of the Sun" m
the story of Pizarro's (James P.affico)
conquest of Peru and the destruction
of the Inca civilization. The narrator,
Martin Ruiz (Robert Ahll), tells of
hLs part, as Pizarro's page (William
Jamison), In the murder of Atahuallpa
(Bill Szymanski), Son of the Sun and
sovereign Inca, and the massacre of
3.000 of his subjects.
The grandety of Atahuallpa and the
tone of the massacre scene will bo
established largely by the lighting and
costuming, according to Royal Eckert,
Since the play will travel about the
state after closing in Lincoln, the set
is a simple but effective suggestion
of "the beauty and order of the Inca
kingdom and its Sun God," Baldwin
Lighting, directed by Jerry Lewis,
will establish each scene. Eckert said.
The light will be a mottled green for
the jungle scene and a blood red for
the massacre scene, he explained.
Elaborate costuming will be equally
important In setting the mood, he ad
ded. Eckert designed most of the ap
proximately 125 costumes in the show,
basing his design on the records writ
tenby the Spaniards shortly after the
sixteenth-century conquest and on In
ca and pre-lnca artifacts. The Spanish
costumes and armor are rented, he
Each member of the 3(3 man cast
Vietnamese people," Simon stated. "I
believe that the war is ' stupid and
immoral. The United States should
not try so hard to save the world
On the domestic scene, the YD's
want all marijuana laws changed
from felonies to misdemeanors. The
Young Democrats want to combat the
military-industrial complex and at
tack poverty on a massive scale,
The stands of the YD's are pretty
liberal, Simon admitted. The regular
Democratic organization was "pretty
surprised" at the resolutions, he
Simon, one of Senator Eugene
McCarthy's early supporters, said
that the Democratic party is still the
best means for social change.
However, the senior party has been
wrong on the general trend of foreign
policy and on the conduct of the Viet
nam War, he said.
The University is actively striving
to increase Afro-American involve
ment and recognition in course work,
according to memoranda released
Wednesday by University officials and
representatives of the Afro-American
Collegiate Society (AACS).
Efforts include introduction of
several new courses, alteration of
course content and recruitment of
Afro-American students, according to
the memoranda. One memorandum
was prepared jointly by Dr. Joseph
Soshnik, president of the Lincoln
campus; C. Peter Magrath, dean of
faculties; and G. Robert Ross, vice
chancellor and dean of student affairs.
It was addressed to Wayne Williams,
president of A-ACS, and members.
Another memorandum, from
Magrath to Ross, elaborated on the
first. Williams, Ross, Magrath, Dean
Russell Brown .and Lonetta Harrold,
A-ACS member, met Wednesday
morning to discuss progress.
Seven courses will be affected, the
Art 375 (Seminar in Modern
Art), a graduate seminar led by Dr.
Robert Spence, will be devoted ex
clusively to Black art next fall.
History 150, "History of Modern
Africa," will be offered beginning this
summer due to a decision of the
History department made last fall.
The course will be instructed by Dr.
Leslie C. Duly.
Speech 226, "History of Speakers
and Issues in Public Address," deals
with the slavery issue, the
Reconstruction era, and civil
Speakers such as Dick Gregory,
Stokcly Carmlchael, Frederick
will have at least three costumes,
Eckert continued. Atahuallpa will
have five. His first effect will be that
of a god overlooking the play, he said.
Thus, his costume will include a
headdress with peacock feathers ex
tending to a five foot diameter.
In the grand procession, Atahuallpa
will wear pure white as a sign of
his power and purity and descent from
the sun, Eckert added. He will also
wear gold ornaments and ' a jade
The Inca general's costume will in
clude a jaguar head and cape to sym
bolize tho feline worship. The high
priest's costume Is based on Inca
records but constructed of modern
materials for better color rendition,
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Hunt of the Sun"
THE YD'S ARE ane source of sup
port for the Democratic Party, he
said. However the organization will
not automatically support and agree
with all the policies of the senior par
ty. The Young Democrats will not just
sit on their resolutions, Simon said.
Already there is an unofficial agree
ment between the YD's and the new
Nebraska Democratic Coalition.
"I am a strong supporter of the
new coalition," Simon said. "Some
students are members of both the
YD's and the Coalition. Of course,
the Coalition will not officially ally
themselves with anyone."
A speaker's organization committee
will also be formed. Speakers will
be available to meet with clubs and
civic groups. In essence the YD's will
attempt to explain and support their
"WE'RE NOT HAPPY with the job
Doublas, Booker T. Washington and
Roy Wilkins will be studied. Among
the readings studied will be "Nigger,"
by Dick Gregory.
The English department is moving
to increase the use of Black literature
in its courses. The memorandum
reported Dr. Ned Hedges, director of
freshman English, as saying, "We
would very much like to extend to
Afro-American students ... an in
vitation to visit with members of the
Department of English concerning our
plans for extended inclusion of black
literature in English courses."
A Black history course is hoped
for, on an experimental basis, next
fall. However, staffing problems may
make it unfeasible.
A Black psychology course on the
100 level will probably be offered in
the fall, although this is not definite.
It will draw on the growing academic
literature and research dealing with
the black man and his psychology
and social psychology.
'English-History-Sociology 19 8,
"The Negro in American Society,"
which was offered for the first time
this semester, will be offered again
second semester of next year.
The memorandum also said that a
graduate student in art is being en
couraged to do a study of Black art.
The information gained is to be fed
into art history courses.
A Visiting Scholar Program is being
established for next year, t h e
memorandum added. It will bring
approximately five black scholars to
this campus next year, Magrath
The visiting scholars are to lecture
groups, Magrath added. He said that
in classes and meet with student
AACS will be asked to participate in
All costumes will include
quantities of gold, Eckert said
will be made from rugs, bod spreads
or furniture clothes, he added.
Atahuallpa's is made from a rug to
For other costumes, the main ob
jective Is to gain fullness and to obtain
a single piece of cloth without seams.
In some cases strength is a major
consideration. "They're built a s
strong as we can make them so they'll
last through the massacre scene," he
The play, directed by Dallas
Williams, will Include mimes and
dances choreographed by Rlc Marsh.
Curtain will be at 8 p.m. All seats
will run this weekend and May
that President Richard Nixon is
doing," he said, "But it hasn't been
as bad as we had expected."
"During the campaign, Nixon said
he had a secret plan for ending the
Vietnam war. Where is it?" Simon
questioned. Nixon's tax reform ideas
are super, Simon continued. However,
money allotments for the war on
poverty are far too small.
Although the 1972 Democratic Na
tional Convention is still three years
away, Simon has even done some
thinking about the potential nominee.
At the present time he leans to
Senator Ted Kennedy. However,
former Vice President Hubert
Humphrey and Senator Edmund
Muskie are by no means out of the
race, Simon said.
"Basically what we have to con
vince the people of is, that unless
changes are made in the United
States, there will be a revolution,"
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selection of the scholars, although in
dividual department heads will
It will be a continuing program,
he added. This will be good, said
Williams, because it will help recruit
black faculty. One attempt to recruit
a black man had failed due to lack
of black activity on campus, he ex
plained. A part-time black counselor may
soon be employed, according to a list
of Ross's activities. He has talked
with Dr. Harry Canon, director of the
Counseling Center, and gained ap
proval of a part-time counselor sug
gested by Miss Harrold, it said.
At the meeting, Ross asked for two
AACS members to sit on a committee
to review the credentials of candidates
for black coordinator and full-time
Ross also admitted to some inef
fectiveness in recruiting of black
students. He asked AACS help in im
proving the program.
Yitzhak Leor, consul for Press and
Information at the Consulate General
of Israel In Chicago, will speuk ut
3:30 p.m. In the small auditorium of
the Nebraska Union. The public is
Invited to attend.
The Nobriiska Union Performing
Artists Series will present Ravi
Shnnkar Thursday evening at the
Nebraska Theatre. Sliunkar Is In
ternationally famous for playing tho
sitar, the most popular stringed In
sirument of India, made of a seasoned
gourd and tcukwood. Tickets muy be
purchased at the door.
The University's School of Music
will present its annual program of
opera scenes at 7:30 p.m. May 2 and
3 and at 2 p.m. on May 4 in the
Westbrook Music Building. The casts
of singers, under the direction of John
Zel and Richard Grace, will present
scenes from "Cavallerla Rustlcanu"
by Mascngnl, "Faust" by Gounod.
"Sister Angelica" by Puccini, "La
Travlata" by Verdi. "Alda" by ErdI
and "Carmen" by Bizet.
7-10 at Howell Theater.
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