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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1969
VOL. 93, NO. 7
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Dr. Benjamin Spock tells an overflow crowd
Rather than just talk about poverty,
members of the Student Action Front
(SAF) hope to do something about
it through action.
SAF was started last January by
university students who believed that
college ; students could do something
about poverty in Lincoln. Ray Stangel
is the chairman; laiiet White, assis
tant chairman and Curt Kimball,
The three major areas of SAF are
programs, educational and political.
The biggest and most important area
of the organization Is the program
urea, explained Jody Beck, public
relations director for SAF. This area
works in conjunction with the Lincoln
Action Program in assigning
Transportation and baby sitting are
two of the biggest needs of persons
served by SAF and Lincoln Action
Program, said Miss Beck. Other on
call volunteer jobs Include moving,
cleaning and painting or other jobs
which might come up.
SAF hopes to initiate living unit
liaison persons who would b e
responsible for getting persons in their
living unit organized for various
volunteer jobs. Each dorm floor and
living unit would have one liaison
person. . .
Besides the volunteers who serve
on an on-call basis, there are
volunteers who help on a regular
basis. Among projects of the regular
volunteers are little sister and little
brother programs, tutoring, youth
group leadership and visiting elderly
persons through the Meals-on-Wheels
In the little sister or brother pro- "
grams, student volunteers are free to
plan the type of activity they wish
ta do with the children. Tutoring Is
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National editorial columnist and
political commentator, Rowland
Evans, will speak In the Union ball
room at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Evans and his reporting partner,
Robert Novak, write the column
"Inside Report" which appears in
about 200 newspapers Including the
Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln
Journal and the Daily Nebraskan.
Time magazine reports: "They
were the first to disclose that a
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planned on all levels from grade
school through adult. The Meals-on-Wheels
program involves i 4 k ft g
meals to persons unable lo cook for
themselves, Miss Beck said.
She explained that these programs
will be offered If there are sufficient
volunteers to help with them. If one
program dowoh4w . enough in
terest, it may be eliminated.
The second area of SAF is educa
tion. Members in this area are plann
ing a teach-in second semester where
nationally prominent persons will
speak on poverty. Lincoln residents
will also attend the teach-in to discuss
poverty on a local level, according
to Miss Beck.
"I feel we can serve an educational
purpose as well as be a volunteer
bureau," said Miss White.
Miss White said the organization
hopes that academic credit could be
earned for SAF work. This idea is
still In the planning state, however.
The third SAF area is the political
area in which volunteers work in con
nection with the Lincoln Human
Rights Commission and the Lincoln
"I think the organization has the
greatest potential of anything on
campus," Miss Wliite said.
Last summer SAF sent four
students to southeast Nebraska to
work with the community action pro
grams in Pawnee City, Falls City,
Auburn and Tecumsch.
Although the upperclass activities
mart was held Wednesday and several
volunteers have already signed up for
jobs, Miss Beck emphasized that the
organization Is still open to students
who would like to work with any of
the programs. Volunteer forms may
be obtained at the SAF office in suite
345, room 13 at tiie Nebraska Union.
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member of California's John Birch
Society had joined the prestigious
"President's Club" and that he
and his family had contributed
$12,000 to the Democratic Party."
They were also among the first
to comment editorially on the po
litical consequences of Mass. Sen.
Ted Kennedy's auto accident.
Evans has covered the Washing
ton political scene for more than
20 years starting after World War
II for the Associated Press' .Wash
lie was assigned to cover the
U.S. Senate in 1953 for AP and two
years later switched to the Wash
ing Bureau of the New York
During that time he traveled ex
tensively in Eastern Europe, the
Soviet Union and Asia. Evans' most
recent trip was his third to the
Middle East in April of this year.
Evans and Novak co-authored in
1966 "Lyndon B. Johnson: The Ex
ercise of Power," a political bio
graphy of former President John
son. They also have contributed to
magazines such as the Satursday
Evening Post, Esquire and
Evans' trip is sponsored by Si
gma Delta Chi, professional jour
is in 'desperate position'
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
"I've denounced enough things,"
said Dr. Benjamin Spock as he con
cluded his 55-minute speech, Thurs
day. Apparently, the nearly 2,000 people
who heard his speech agreed with
People filled chairs, aisles, floors
and doorways of the Union's Centen
nial Room to hear the famous
member of the peace movement. In
addition, the speech was piped to the
Union lounge downstairs, where
another 600 people sat attentively.
"Our country has never been in a
more desperate position," said Spock,
who received numerous ovations dur
ing the speech. "Things are in an
The war is still on and will continue
judging from the way progress is not
going, he began. Even after the war
does end, there is still the imperialist
American foreign policy.
The United States is ridden with
humiliating poverty, he continued.
Countries half as rich as the United
States have succeeded in abolishing
People in the United States have
shown that they don't have the
slightest desire to end racism, Spock
Although the nation's best-known
baby doctor has taken a staunch
liberal stand on many issues con
fronting the United States today his
favorite target is still the Immorality
of the Vietnam War.
"I'm not going to pussyfoot," he1
said. "I realize there are people who
disagree a little or a lot with me,
but the war in Vietnam is illegal."
No one asked for American aid, he
contended. The war was an American
idea, primarily the idea of the late
Secretary of State John Foster
The government found Diem, a
former Vietnamese who was sitting
out the Southeast Asian turmoil in
the United States, and planted him
in South Vietnam as a puppet ruler,
Spock went on.
"Diem was the most tactless, ar
rogant and cruel dictator of our
time," said Spock. "He filled the jails
D overflowing until the Viet Cong
revolt broke out in I960."
Spock strongly chided the growing
presence of Americans in Southeast
Asia during the early 1960's. He lashed
out at the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
"People think the resolution gave
President Johnson the power to make
war in Vietnam," Spock said. "In
reality, Johnson got the resolution
from congress by fraud; he got it
by lying to congress."
Spock also commented on 1961
"I confess 1 campaigned for Lyndon
Variety of services
offered through NSA
ASUN's affiliation with the National
Student Association (NSA) give
every student at the University of
Nebraska an opportunity of major
savings on such items as international
travel, insurance, records, books,
posters, magazines, and clothing.
According to Nelson Clare, NSi
services representative, the NSA
services are Intended to provide the
student with high quality products and
services at a price he can afford. Ho
said the services are "very com
petitive," in come instances not of
fered by anybody else."
Clare said that the advantage of the
NSA marketing system lis that the NU
student government receives a rebate
University of Nebraska student,
for each item sold through NSA to
The NaUial Student Travel
Associaton (NSTA) offers to students
the Internatonal Student ID Card
which can save students up to 80r on
travel exenses. The ID card
can be purchased for only
$3.00 Clare said that the
NSTA also offers travel books, sum
mer jobs, and special charter flights.
The NSA has a job placement
service called Re-Con. which ac
cording to Clare is "the largest nation
wide matching system." Re-Con uses
computers to match student
qualifications and interests with
The Re-Con system Is free to
students and offers both permanent
Organizing session set
for issues conference
A planning and organizational meet
ing will be held Monday at 4 p.m. la
the Union for anyone interested in
helping plan this year's World in
Revolution conference entitled
"Beyond Vietnam: A Conference cn
Domestic and Foreign Issues."
Co-chairmen of the conference, Ron
Alexander and Kerry Winterer, hope
that all interested students and facul
ty will attend.
Johnson," Spock said. "I wasn't the
only dupe. We had a very distinguish
ed group of doctors, scientists and
educators who campaigned for
Johnson as a peace candidate."
"After Johnson's smashing vic
tory," Spock related. "The president
telephoned me and remarked that he
hoped he 'was worthy of my trust.'
I was flabbergasted, but then three
months later the President made a
monkey of me."
Much to the pleasure of the spec
tators, Spock termed United States
Vietnam war policy as "immoral"
and in "violation of international
"Our Vietnam policy will be held
against us for years," he said. "We
have lost the leadership of the
Even more importantly, Spock said,
the United States has lost 18,000 men
in Vietnam for no purpose. And the
tiny jungle nation has been
"All this only because President
Nixon can't find the courage to say
this war was wrong and let's get out
now,' " Spock emphasized.
In connection with Vietnam, Spock
told about the Vietnam moratorium,
a massive nationwide antiwar effort
which he supports.
"We'll stage a death march in
Washington, D.C. beginning at mid
night on October 13," he said. "About
40,000 people will march from Arl
ington National Cemetery to the White
House with each person carrying the
name of an American dead in Viet
nam. The names will be deposited
in caskets at the White House."
The actual one-day moratorium will
be held October 15, he continued. In
dividual efforts will be made on each
campus, with students encouraged to
boycott classes and take part in silent
"If the war is not over, we'll have
a two-day moratorium in November,
a three-day moratorium in December
and a four-day moratorium in
January," he announced.
Surprisingly enough, Spock hardly
mentioned the draft and the case
which brought him to fame in the
HeanT four other perf6Wvvere
convicted on a charge of conspiring
to counsel, aid and abet violators of
the Selective Service Act. His convic
tion was overturned in July of this
year by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
"Ths judge apparently thought we
were worse than ordinary criminals,"
Spock said. "He abused our lawyers
and our witnesses." .
Worse yet, the judge would allow
no mention of the Nuremburg pro
ceedings of the late 1940's. The judge
claimed that trial had no pertinence
to the case, according to Spock.
"At Nuremburg, the German war
and summer employment. Re-Con is
planned as an additional service
aiding the college placement officer.
"The NSA also has a student in
surance plan, which is much lower
than any in the nation, and has a lot of
characteristics that aren't offered In
other student insurance plans," Clare
"Another service offered that we
hope to take advantage of is Alliance
for Campus Talent (ACT) which
makes virtually any popular group in
the nation available to us for lower
"Another good service, offered"
according to Clare "Is the legal right3
service" which makes available book
on educational reforms, student
power, drug laws, and course and
The legal rights service also pro
vides the College Law Bulletin which
reports on the rights of students aud
the most current court decisions af
fecting the student population in all
aspects of the student-university
Clare hopes to work with ASUN
Senator Bruce Cochrane in developing
a student cooperative record show.
"We hope to work with him and
through NSA services get the best
deals possible," Clare added.
NSA has a special magazine service
which lists many popular maga lnes
at savings up to 50rc off regular
Other individual NSA services offer
posters and certain clothing items at
redueed prices. The Association will
also operate a reference service for
student government projects.
Clare is now in the process of
distributing NSA information packets
which explain the different services
offered by the Association.
The dorms already have the packets
and the fraternities will have them at
the end of the week. Clare hopes to
have a booth in the Union for the
students living off-campus.
criminals said they were only follow
ing orders," Spock pointed out. "Yet
the American judges and other pro
secuting countries said that was of
no significance, they were still guilty
of crimes against humanity."
The Nuremburg proceedings have
every pertinence to the cases of young
draft resisters who choose to go to
jail, rather than fight an immoral war
in Vietnam, Spock said.
While he makes no secret of his
dislike for the state of American
society today, Spock is by no means
resigned to pessimism.
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Festival, concert to give
Next week the Union Festival,
composed of film showings, a concert,
jazz and java and perhaps a special
Hyde Park speaker, will kick off the
beginning of the "big change" in the
image of the Nebraska Union, ac
cording to Clay Rogers, chairman of
the Union Public Relation Com
Last year many of the traditional
Union programs had to be cancelled
due to remodelling of the building,
Rogers said. For instance, students
were discouraged from coming Inta
the Crib, he added.
Also in the past, Rogers continued,
the image of the Union has been
clubby, a stronghold of Greeks. All
segments of the campus should be in
volved in Union activities.
During the free programs ne::t
week, applications for Union workers
will be taken, Rogers said. Anyone
may aypply. The applicants will work
on one or more of the Union com
mittees. During the Union Festival Week,
eight exjerimental films sponsored by
the Plymouth Automobile Company,
will be shown, Rogers announced.
Showings are scheduled at 10 a.m.
and 3 p.m. dally in the Lounge. The
films consider contemporary subjects,
such as economics and foreign
Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the
Nebraska Theater, a free freshmen
foreign film will be shown. That night
at 7 and 9, the Foreign Film Society
will present "Hugs and Kisses".
The Husker Special, a Satur
day extra edition of The Dally
Nebraskan. will go on sale this
Saturday before the game
against Texas A&M.
The eight-page tabloid, pro
duced by The Dally Nebraskan
staff, will sell for ten cents and
will include latest information
on the starting line-ups and the
coaches' views on the game.
The Husker Special will also
Include a report on the Big
Eight race, a photographic res
ume of last week's 31-21 loss to
the University of Southern Cali
fornia and "The woman's view"
The Husker Special will be
distributed at each of the Husk
er's home football games this
"The Democratic party is owned
as much by industry as the
Republicans," he said. "What is
needed is a third party; a party in
which millions of young people must
Spock stressed, however, that he
sees no immediate signs of a new,
truly national party. It would take
a massive and unprecedented
"Idealism of youth is the only thing
that is going to save the United States
and the world," Spock said.
Thursday afternoon at 3:30, a jazz
concert is scheduled in the Lounge,
and Thursday a style show, entitled
Signs of the Times, will be held in the
The traditional Jazz and Java pro
gram will return Friday afternoon
featuring John Walker, a country and
western singer, in the Crib. The pro
gram had to be discontinued last year
to due to construction in the Crib.
Rogers also said that Union officials
are attempting to line up a special
speaker for the Hyde Park session,
but nothing has yet been decided.
"What we're trying to show by this
festival is that the Union is not relying
on the old ways of doing things
anymore," Rogers said. "We want lo
Initiate new and different programs,
and we want new and different people
to help with them."
Hopefully, said Rogers, the festival
will help the Union shake off the
stigma of being a traditionally Greelt
activity. All students should be in
volved, he concluded.
have new look
The 1970 Cornhusker will have i
new look this year in fact, there
will be two of them.
The double-book will not increase
the $7.50 price, according to Editor
Bob Thacker. The two-volume format,
he said, represents a trend away from
the traditional "public relations for
the administration" type yearbook.
The trend is not yet widespread; he
"The major theme is the idea of
relevance in all . aspects of the old
university because there is a
challenge for the old aspects to prove
their relevance," he said.
Magazine-like, in-depth articles
comprising volume one will tackle
topics such as the Greek system's
fight to maintain relevance, the black
athlete, off campus living and foreign
students, Thacker explained.
The second volume will be larger
with a more traditional format. Mass
organization pictures, such a s
honorarles, will be replaced by candid
shot of activities.
Candidates for Miss Cornhusker,
beauty queens, and Most Eligible
Bachelor will campaign October 1-13.
A panel of people selected from the
community and the Cornhusker staff
will pick the semi-finalists. A celebrity
such as last year's judges. Simon and
Garfunke), will choose the winners.
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