The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 29, 1969, Image 1

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VOL. 93, NO. 8
to participate
A national moratorium on the Viet
nam War will be held on about 400
university and college campuses'
across the United States, on October
15 including the University of
The moratorium, which is being
coordinated by the National Student
Association and several other peace
groups, is based on growing national
anti-war sentiment and a desire on
the part of the organizers to
coordinate this sentiment into a visi- ,
ble commitment.
Many people
"There are many people in the
United States that feel we should get
out of Vietnam right now," according
Rural Nebraskans oppose the war
In Vietnam. See Story on page 3.
to Mike Shonsey, Chairman of the
University Vietnam Moratorium
This is the common ground of those
involved in the Vietnam Moratorium
Committee, he said.
"The basic question involved is
what we can do to end this tragedy",
Shonsey continued. "All of us consider
the war a needless waste of life and
He continued that the movement
will have to expand and move orf
the campus if it is to be successful.
"We are looking for broad-based
support and individual commitment
against the Vietnam War", he said.
"If. we can show the men in
Washington that there is broad based
opposition to the war, then we may
end it."
The October moratorium will then
expand one day each month that the
war continues, Shonsey said.
For Instance, there will be two
moratorium days in November, three
In December, and so forth. There is
also a march on Washington planned
for November 15.
Several schools in Nebraska plan
to participate. RHjwtientatlves from
these schools are coordinating their
efforts statewide.
Shonsey explained that each school
taking part will have its own plan
of action. Some are planning a boycott
of classes but that action is not plan
ned here, he said.
Low key
"The action here will be low key",
Shonsey continued. "We want to test
out the sentiment of the students."
He said that the moratorium would
be basically an arm-band
will include a showing of the film
"Vietnam Dialogue", a Vietnam
teach-in, and a reading from the
Capitol steps of the list of Nebraskans
killed In the war.
Shonsey said that the committee has
had extensive support thus far. It has
come from college students, faculty,
and high school students.
He said that '.he next meeting of
the coordinating committee will be
Monday night at the United Ministries
to Higher Education. He said anyone
Interested in helping is welcome to
Coeds may file for
homecoming queen
All junior University of Nebraska
women from Lincoln Interested in run
ning for Homecoming Queen may pick
up applications in Union room 345
from September 29 to October 10.
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"Some people feel that all you have to do is give a little black boy
a ball and let him play," said the Rev. Velton W. Randall, at the ,
urban affairs teach-in.
Housing discussed at
by Handy York
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Everyone was bracing for a verbal
confrontation between Omaha Mayor
Eugene Leahy and Omaha black
militant leader Ernie Chambers.
Everyone, that is, except Eugene
Leahy and Ernie Chambers.
Leahy originally had accepted to
appear at the Thursday night urban
affairs teach-in, according to Mick
Moriarty, a member of the University
of Nebraska Young Democrats, the
program's sponsor.
"He had accepted unaware of
Chambers' expected presence,"
Moriarty said, "but he cancelled the
appearance," presumably "after fin
ding out Chambers would be here and
said he had an appointment in
Washington. Chambers Indicated he
would still appear despite Leahy's
absence, but failed to show for unex
plained reasons.
Three community leaders, who
substituted when the original program
failed to materialize, said low-income
housing is a myth in Lincoln.
Excellent job
"Lincoln is doing an excellent job
providing homes for the aged and
things like that," one of the panelists,
Mrs. Essie Burden said, "but the city
has done nothing to provide low-cost
housing for minority groups,"
"The minority groups have large
families and need older and bigger
homes," Mrs. Burden said, "but the
university, in its expansion, is causing
these homes to be torn down, and
they are not being replaced ade
quately." She cited the recent erection of
apartment buildings near 27th and
Vine Streets. "These were supposed
to be low-income housing units," she
noted, "but since when does a
minimum of $150 a month become
low-income?" she asked.
The other two panelists Art May,
director of the Lincoln Action Council,
and Rev. Velton Randall, pastor of
the Quinn Chapel agreed with Mrs.
Burden, a teacher and recent unsuc
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cessful candidate for the Lincoln City
"It's more than just an. economic
problem in Lincoln," May said.
"Individual growth and potentiality
are essential to everyone, but they
can be achieved only when given the
right set of circumstances, and we
do not have the right set of
circumstances yet." '.
Low wages
"Most of the poor people in Lincoln
work fulltime," he said. "Their
main problem is not unemployment.
The problem is low wages."
"Some of the more wealthy people
have said the poor don't care," May
added, "They say, 'let them null
themselves up by the bootstraps,' but
I say you have to give them a pair
of boots first."
"Changing behavior is not easy,"
May said. "To effect an attitude
change, you must give the poor a
decent environment to live in, and
the University is doing little to solve
this problem."
"You must give man the capital
to raise himself," he said. "We live
in a competitive society in which man
has a tendency to step on each other.
This prompts a disparagy of spirit,
and you must conquer this problem
before you can talk about training
and skill."
Rev. Randall, who says "he is a
Methodist by choice, a Democrat by
necessity and a black man by God's
grace," said a statement by the late
Robert F, Kennedy remains true:
"The black man is the last hired and
the first fired."
"The new welfare system is not the
answer to our problems," Randall
said. "The black man is not asking
for a handout, but rather for an oppor
tunity like anyone else."
Randall also touched upon the
blacks' problem in obtaining loans,
the social pressures of mixing black
and white relations and t h e
overwhelming lack of recreational
facilities. "Some people feel that all
you have to do is give a little black
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egents accept
for 1970:
The Board of Regents Saturday
morning approved a $57,565,343 1969
1970 operating budget, up nearly $9
million over last year.
The budget stays within the restric
tions imposed by the recentl y-ad-journed
Nebraska Unicameral, accord
ing to acting Chancellor Dr. Merk
Tax funds from the state general
fund will provide $38.5 million of the
budget, up more than $7 million from
last year. Income from students will
bring in an estimated $11.6 million, an
Increase of almost a $1 million from
last year.
The student income is based on an
estimated enrollment of 33,000 full and
part-time students at all NU cam
puses. Estimated enrollment on the
Lincoln campuses is 19,500.
Part of the increase in student in
come is attributed to an all-campus
enrollment increase of 3,100. The other
part of the increase is due to a $12.50
hike in semester fees for all Lincoln
Lincoln gets largest share
The new general operating budget of
$36.7 million for the Lincoln campuses
and outstate activities is by far larger
than the $11.8 million budget for the
boy a ball and let him play," he
said. "I somehow think this is not
"We have tokenism in practically
every professional union there is," he
added, "The 'let's get more blacks'
attitude does not necessarily solve the
problem either."
Mrs. Burden agreed. "A quota
system is ridiculous," she said. "It's
true when they say 'every company
has its nigger! Then they stand out
front and say, 'Hey, look. We don't
discriminate.' "
"But a black man is lucky to get
a company job," she said. "He usually
has to settle for a seasonal job, like
in construction. This means a low in
come because a black man is out
of it in colder weather."
"Restricted zoning, even in Lin
coln," she added, "prevents many in
the poverty level from buying homes.
Lincoln has done little, if anything,
to correct this."
The blacks, who constitute 10 to 15
per cent of the poverty ratio, are
being cheated in Lincoln, the panelists
agreed. "What we have," Rev. Ran
Dall said, "is a failure to com
municate." Parking
By Sara Schwlcdcr
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Unfortunately, "parking" has two
entirely different connotations.
Interviews on the University
"parking problem" produced in
formation not only on the automobile
situation but also on the social scene.
According to one student, "The col
umns are getting kind of crowded,"
but at night sidestreets are okay."
On a more serious note, finding a
speaks Tues.
National editorial c o 1 u m 1 s t
Rowland Evans of the Evans
and Novak column will speak
Tuesday in the Nebraska Union
Ballroom at 3:30 p.m.
Evans and Robert Novak
write the column "Inside Re
port" which appears in over
200 newspapers in the U.S. The
editorial team has also con
tributed to national magazines
such as "Esquire." "The Sat
urday Evening Post," and
Evans has reported on Wash
ington politics since the end of
World War II when he started
as a correspondent for the As
sociated Press.
He covered the Senate for the
AP beginning In 1953 until 195S
when he switched to the Wash
ington bureau of the New York
Most recently he co-authored
with Novak "Lyndon Johnson:
The Exercise of Power," a po
litical biography of former Pres
ident Johnson,
Evan's speech and trip is
sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi,
professional journalism society.
up $9
Medical Center and the $9 million Uni
versity of Nebraska at Omaha figure.
All but $194,000 of the estimated $3.7
million increase in the Lincoln cam
puses figure will come from the state
general fund.
The 1969-1970 budget, besides being
J Informal
OK given
I to lounges j
A proposal to permit coeducational
dormitory lounges received informal
approval from the Board of Regents
Saturday morning.
Before the policy can be im
plemented, however, the Regents
directed students to devise guidelines
and work out certain conditions for
operation of the lounges. The students
were directed to report back to the
Main dormitory complex lounges
have always been coeducational. Each
floor of the residence hall has a
lounge, too, which is not.
Year old
The coed lounge proposal was
originally developed last year by a
group of students from Abel Hall.
Floor residences would select the
times and occasions when the lounges
would be open for coed visiting.
Housing staff members and student
assistants would have sponsorship
According to Dean of Student A
fairs Dr. G. Robert Ross, a meeting
of IDA and ASUN officials will pro
bably be held this week to work on
the proposal.
The Regents are concerned exactly
where the experiment will be tried
first, Ross said. Making sure that
adequate furnishings are in every
coed lounge Is another concern of the
Homelike atmosphere
Regent President Richard E. Adkins
remarked that the Board is always
attempting to provide a more
homelike atmosphere for residence
hall students.
When implemented, the proposal
could give the lounges a more living
room like atmosphere, he said.
"We insist, of course, that the
privacy of all students be protected
at all times and study time should
not be interrupted," Regent Dick
Herman commented.
place perplexity
place to put the car is becoming more
serious every year.
Fairgrounds lot
This year, a fairgrounds lot was
inaugurated to help relieve congestion
in student lots.
Many students think the lot is too
"I think the fairgrounds lot Is
ridiculous," said Tom Shawlberg, a
Lincoln sophomore. "My car got
banged up, the dust is horrible, and
I was a half -hour late for class."
Too far
Another student noted that "the
fairgrounds lot is too far and too much
A few students thought the lot was
"okay," but there were no raves of
enthusiasm except from Capt. Gail
Gade, of University police depart
ment. "The fairgrounds lot Is working out
very well," he said. "I think the
reason we only have 200 or 300 cars
parking there Is because there are
lots of students that don't know about
it yet."
High-rise complexes
About seven students Interviewed
suggested high-rise parking complex
es as a solution to their complaints.
"Parking ramps are by far the most
effective," said on of the students.
He said that UCLA has two parkin
complex units. Students are Issued ID
cards similar to department store
charge cards.
"It's a five-story building with five
gates to prevent congestion," he said.
"It is mat for the student, and the
University makes money on It during
the football neson."
Underground lot
An underground lot was sucgested
by another student. "I don't think the
fairgrounds lot Is worth $15 now. I
think they should build a high-rise
lot with parking underground, too."
All students interviewed Indicated
they would be willing to pay for high
rise units.
Would pay $oO
"I'd pay $50 a year if I could be
the highest in history, is unique in
another respect. Never before has
nearly three months of the fiscal year
gone by before a budget could be ap
proved. The delay resulted because the Uni
cameral, meeting in the longest ses
sion ever, could not approve a state
general fund budget and the subse
quent University budget before last
And the NU budget is still shrouded
in some uncertainty. Lincoln Cam
puses President Dr. Joseph Soshnik
pointed out that the budget adopted
Saturday covers operating expenses
only. There are still some questions
about the amount available for capital
construction projects.
Although the Unicameral has ad
journed, a controversy still exists con
cerning Gov. Norbert T. Tiemann's
right to veto certain parts of the capi
tal construction bill, passed two weeks
ago by the Unicameral.
Faculty salaries raised
One long-awaited aspect of the bud
get was approved however salary
adjustments for all University staff
members. Since no budget had been
approved when the fiscal year began
July 1, faculty and staff salaries con
tinued at the 1967-1968 rates. The
raises announced Saturday will be re
troactive to the start of the biennium.
Salary adjustments, according to
Acting-Chancellor Hobson, will be
made on an individual basis, rather
than across the board. They will gen
erally average five per cent for both
faculty and staff.
The biggest raise went to Hobson,
whose salary had not been raised when
he took over as acting-chancellor fol
lowing Dr. Clifford M. Hardin's resig
nation to serve as U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture in January of this year.
Hobson moves up from $28,500 to the
$35,000 that Hardin had been getting
before moving to Washington.
Presidents get rales
Dr. Cecil Wittson, president of the
Medical Center at Omaha will receive
a $2,000 raise to $38,000,' The highest
salary in the University. Soshnik goes
from $30,000 to $33,000 and Dr. Kirk
Naylor, president of NU at Omaha,
goes from $30,000 to $31,500.
Vice-chancellor and Dean of Student
Affairs Dr. G. Robert Ross will get
a raise from $28,000 to $30,000.
Head football coach and athletic di
rector Bob Devany moves from $27,500
to $28,500.
Deans at colleges on the Lincoln
campus all received $1,500 raises.
Dean of Faculties Dr. C. Peter Ma
grath will receive a $2,000 hike to
sure of a parking place conveniently
located,' 'said one.
Differences arosa over how much
more the students were willing to poy.
All 25 interviewees said they would
be willing to pay $25 a year if a
high-rise complex were constructed.
Some went up to $30 and three were
willing to pay as much as $50 per
Interviews scheduled
for 9 vacancies on
advisory committees
0enlngs on four advisory com
mittees have been announced by
Interviews for the fine arts
representative on the Arts and
Sciences Advisory Board will be
Tuesday, September 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Applicants must be upperclassmen
who meet University regulations for
participation in activities and they
must have a declared major In a fine
arts field.
There Is also a position open for
a student member on the College of
Arts and Sciences Course of Study
Committee. This committee Is com
posed of eleven faculty members,
three students and a representative
of the Student Affairs Office. The
committee deals with questions con
cerning proposals for new majors or
new courses within the college, group
requirements, and the p a s s -1 a 1 1
Applicants should be juniors or
seniors in Arts ard Sciences and meet
University requirements for activity
Earticloation. Interviews will be
eptember 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Arts and Sciences Grade
Review Board also needs a student
member. This board Is the final ap
peal for students who feel they have
not been given fair consideration by
their instructor or the department
grade review board. Applicants must
be juniors or above in Arts and
Sciences. Interviews will be Sep
tember 30, 9:30-10:30 p to.