The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 01, 1969, Image 1

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by Ron Wbltten
Nebraskan Staff Writer
One of the greatest problems on
the downtown campus is an
overcrowded Love Memorial Library
and the confusion connected with
constructing the new addition, ac
cording to one administrator.
"It is urgent that we begin building
the library addition soon," said Frank
A. Lundy, director of the University
, Lundy feels he has good reason to
be worried. For over ten years he
has continually advised the University
and the Unicameral that space for
books and readers was desperately
inadequate in Love Library.
Finally, this spring the legislature
heeded his efforts and included a
library provision in their construction
fund bill.
A controversy now centers around
that bill, LB142S. It was approved on
its initial reading by well over the
necessary two-thirds majority. But on
final reading, the same bill was
defeated, 26-12.
The University, the state attorney
general and Frank Lundy all feel that
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Protesters defy trial
Chicago (CPS) The trial of the
"Conspiracy Eight" on charges
resulting from the 1968 Democratic
Convention demonstrations has open
ed in Chicago amid threats of mass
protests and accusations that the
judge is prejudiced against the eight
On trial for crossing state lines to
incite a riot are: Dave Dellinger, 53,
Chairman of MOBE (National
Mobilization Committee to End the
War in Vietnam), editor of Liberation
magazine a pacifist who was jailed
tn World War II for refusing indue-
Seven others
Kennle Davis, 28, MOBE project
director for the convention, former
community organizer.
Tom Hayden, 29. SDS founder,
author, co-project director for the
Abbie Hoffman. 32. planner of the
Ylppie "Festival of Life" during con
vention week, author, former conu
mittee field worker in Miss., known
lor absurd performances before Con
gressional committees.
Jerry Rubin, 30, Ylppie leader,
Wednesday is
last day lo buy
Missouri tickets
Wednesday I the final day $tu
items may purchase tickets to the
October 11 Missouri football game,
!o be played at Columbia. Tickets
ire $6.
Each stuJent may purchase only
i$ own ticket and must present his
student identification card. The tick
ets may be picked up Monday through
Jfte,:tnesdiy. October 6-8. In the event
UetnunJ exieeds supply, a ticket
ZSL'ry will be held..
the money should be given despite
the reversal. The decision, however,
is now in the hands of the State
Supreme Court.
If a favorable ruling is received,
the $6.5 million provision will .allow
construction on a new library annex
to begin next semester. It is then
scheduled for completion sometime in
Two alternatives are available if the
Supreme Court does not rule
favorably. A special session next year
could reconsider the budget, but it
is unlikely that Governor Tiemann
would call such a session for a single
bill, in which case,- the University
would have to wait until the next
general session in 1371.
By then, according to Director
Lundy, it would probably be too late.
A budget provision in 1971 would mean
a completion date of 1976. It is
unknown how Love Library could
manage until that time.
Lundy would just as soon not even
think of the alternatives. The con
centrated efforts to get the addition
built have exhausted every con
ceivable avenue. Even the architec
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Nasraskan photo by John Nollandorfa
leader of Free Speech Movement at
Berkeley, project director for 1967
Pentagon protest.
Bobby Seale, 32, Oakland, Calif.,
acting chairman of Black Panthers.
-John Froines, 29, MOBE staff,
assistant chemistry professor at
University of Oregon.
Lee Weiner, 29, sociology
graduate student, Northwestern
All are charged under the anti-riot
section (title 18) of the 1968 Civil
Rights Act. which makes it a felony
to travel from one state to another,
write a letter, send a telegram, make
a phone call or speak on radio or
television with Intent to encourage any
person to participate in a riot
"riot" msaning an act of violence by
one or more persons part of an
assemblage of three, which "shall
result in Injury to the property of
any other person."
First Test
The trial will provide the first con
stitutional test of the law, which the
defense and the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) contend
violates the First Amendment's pro
tection of free speech and ahsembly.
Scheduled during the first week
were a candlelight march on the eve
of the trial and a mass protest on
the steps of the courthouse Sept. 24,
the opening day. On Oct. 8-11, SDS
and the Black Panthers have called
for militant action in Chicago to
"bring the war home,"
A spokesman for the Committee lo
Defend the Conspiracy, an organiza
tion raising funds for legal defense
of the accused, told CPS another
demonstration is planned for the day
the verdict Is delivered. The trial is
expected to last two or three mon
ths. In addition, Ylppie leader Hoffman
has threatened to turn Chicago into
& vast "People's Park" of protests.
"Welcome to the World Series of
American Injustice," he told the press
here. "We are the Conspiracy versus
the Washington Kangaroos, who are
outside agitators. We got walloped bud
by the Chicago Pigs, our crosstown
rivals, last year, but we'v had a
year to leas o."
tural plans have been prepared and
await financing.
The plans themselves Incorporate
several innovations. The addition
would actually be larger than Love
Library itself, and increase the
For a look at construction on
other parts of the campus, see story
on page 4.
capacity from 112,000 square feet to
over 277,000 square feet, making it
larger than Nebraska Hall.
The addition will be a separate
building constructed north of Love.
An open-air mall would adjoin the
two structures and allow east-west
pedestrian traffic to flow through with
little inconvenience.
The basement floor of the annex,
dubbed the "terrace level" will be
accessable from any side by a series ,
of terraced walkways surrounding the
Inside, space will be provided for
an undergraduate library housing
nearly 1,000 readers, a bookstore,
Nixon's Vietnam War solution
is too slow, won't work-Evans
A schizophrenic who is
simultaneously intent on eluding
public exposure in order to improve
his image occupies the nation's White
House, a national editorial columnist
said Tuesday in a speech in the
Nebraska Union.
Rowland Evans, co-author of the
syndicated column "Inside Report,"
lold a sparse union ballroom audience
that President Richard Nixon pro
jected a split personality on the issues
of inflation, desegregation and Mid
East policy.
Although most of the address in the
Union ballroom was critical of the
President, Evans said:
"He's the first President you can
say this for he has a plan for get
ting out of Vietnam."
Evans described this plan as a
withdrawal so gradual that Hanoi will
be forced to bargain and thus save
American face. Nixon's troop pull-outs
Farm labor youths benefit
from special program
by Bachlttar Singh
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The High School Equivalency Pro
gram (HEP) at the University of
Nebraska appears to provide a unique
educational opportunity for migrant
and farm labor youth.
The main goal of the program is
to help each student obtain pro
gressive, continuous full-time
employment, according to Gale P.
Muller, director of the University's
HEP program.
All students work towards passing
a High School Equivalency examina
tion. They also have an opportunity
to see and sample several job op
portunities. Muller added that as far as he was
aware, the HEP program initiated in
1967 by the Office of Economic Op
portunity, has become its most suc
cessful venture.
At NU, the program Is In its second
In the valley
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ition now is
lounge, and small smoking, con
ference and typing rooms.
Lundy has proposed that this
undergraduate library be open 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
"We especially want freshmen and
sophomores who are unacquainted
with the library to have access at
all times," Lundy said. "Of course,
this is really up to the University.
When the time comes, students will
have to tell the Chancellor that this
is what they want."
The unique feature on the main floor
will be the turn-stiles at the exits.
The checkout desks will also attempt
to streamline the process Lundy
described as "checking out the book
rather than the student."
All library offices and special
services, such as the rare book col
lection and the bindery, will be housed
on the second floor.
The core of the library will be found
on the third and fourth floors of the
addition. Both floors will contain book
stacks and reading tables, including
individual study carrells, for over
1,000 students.
Lundy is especially proud of the
are a way of buying time, according
to Evans.
Will not work
The plan will not work, Evans said,
because "Nixon hasn't moved fast
enough. But consider what he in
herited. The cancer has been growing
over there for over 15 years."
Vietnam has been the best of Nix
on's efforts. According to Evans it
would be too bad if two Presidents
were destroyed over the inability to
cope with the same problem, he add
ed, and he considers it a possibility
in today's political environment.
Although Evans favors an im
mediate pull-out in Vietnam, he
foresees adverse repercussions in
Europe If such a plan is implemented.
"America's word on her com
mitments would be undermined, "he
said. "The way it's done (withdrawal)
is very Important."
Political dissidents have been
year. According to Muller, his office
has been refunded until August 7, with
In all there are 15 such programs
operating now. Muller said that the
basic problems faced by the workers
are unemployment and un
deremployment. "They do a lot of hard work, but
the wages are poor. Most of them
find employment for only three to six
months, which makes their financial
dilema even worse," he explained.
One hardship faced by those in the
program Is that Spanish being their
language, they find it difficult to get
along and keep up with their school
work. As a result, they lose confidence
in themselves, and generally feel they
cannot compete with the others.
Muller said that one of the objec
tives of HEP Is to raise their self
esteem and their personal image.
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design of the proposed library com
plex. The architectural firm which
originally designed Love in 1930 was
also contracted to design the addi
tion. The firm took special interest in
creating a modern yet harmonizing
structure. The mock scale of the
complex is currently located on the
second floor of Love Memorial
The library director has expressed
confidence in the design of the
building. If it is built, Lundy said,
he could promise that "someday that
building will fall down, but until then
it will never become obsolete."
Efforts to update the old building
are now proceeding independent of
the addition's fate. The check-out
counter in Love will be moved down
to the first floor within the next two
or three months. Plans are also under
way to enlarge the audio-visual
Under construction in Nebraska
Hall is a two floor undergraduate
library. When completed the 60,000
square foot area will be able to house
more than Thompson Library on East
relatively quiet during the first nine
months of Nixon's administration,
Evans said, but if things don't move,
conflict will re-ignite. He cited a bill
in Congress that would give Nixon
until December of 1970 to withdraw
all troops from Vietnam as an exam
ple of an end to the peace movement
"So far Nixon has done very little
but by design," Evans continued.
"If it weren't for Vietnam, we might
see Nixon moving faster on the
domestic scene."
He hailed the President's draft and
welfare programs as ac
complishments "if they pass."
Several times
Evans called Nixon a schizophrenic
NU building
The University's proposed new
home economics building on east
campus shackled with a lengthy
on-again-off-again history has again
been sidetracked by Gov. Norbert T.
The $2.24 million project was vetoed
for the second time Monday by the
governor, who said the state would
be best served by not constructing
the building at this time.
The story of the ill-fated home ec
building began last year when the
Board of Regents placed it in the
East Campus capital construction
The Budget Committee Inserted the
building into the construction ap
propriations bill and it was approved
when that bill first went through the
Called back
Tb) bill was called back to the
commmittee for processing, however,
and the structure was scratched.
Back on the floor of the Unicameral
It was reinserted and approved, but
then suffered the first veto by
The building was placed in another
bill, approved by the Unicameral and
sent to the Governor, who wielded
the ax for the second time Monday.
. . . the jolly
But these are not true remedies to
the difficulties strangling the Love
Memorial Library. "Our main goal
is to try to seat at least 20 percent
of the student body of this campus,"
said Lundy. "Right now we can't seat
1,500 students."
Lundy noted that the University
recently bought the one-millionth
volume for the library. The first
volume was purchased 100 years ago.
Predictions estimate that the
second-millionth book will be bought
by 1985. The library is faced with
trying to shelve over a mile and one
half of new books each year. Lundy
said that Love is at capacity level
right now.
"We're at a moment of crisis'
Lundy admitted.
The outcome of this crisis is now
up to the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Lundy is confident that within the next
60 days the Court will release the
funds to ignite the spark of construc
tion. What would happen if they do not,
Frank Lundy would rather not think
Vol. 93, No. 9
several times as he enumerated in
stances of Nixon's about-face policy
changes and his failures to follow
through on campaign promises.
The worst example of "Nixon's
schizophrenia," Evans said, "was his
order to Health, Education and
Welfare workers in Mississippi who
were preparing to go to court to fight
against a delay in desegregation."
The White House, he said, reversed
itself and ordered HEW workers to
fight for the delay resulting in a
year's set-back in desegregation.
Nixon also vacillates, Evans said,
between being a stern advocate of
anti-inflation measureh and allaying
businessmen's fears of strict govern
ment policies which might lead to an
economic recession.
gets veto
Dr. Virginia Trotter, chairman of
the School of Home Economics,
Marcia Kominsky, chairman of the
Home Economics Student Advisory
Board, and Lincoln Sen. Fern Hub
bard Orme, who backed the home
ec project in the Unicameral, all ex
pressed dismay at the Governor's ac
tions. Dr. Trotter pointed to the existing
home ec building which she claims
is dilapidated and termite invested,
and questioned whether it would last
until the next session of the
Several improvements to be made
in 90 days were ordered following a
recent inspection by the State Fire
Marshal's office.
Status uncertain
The project is one of several whose
status Is questionable because of the
number of votes received on final
passage. Atty. Gen. Clarence Meyer is
taking the issues to court for final
The controversy began August 29
when the capital construction bill was
passed 28-18. Tiemann then scratched
the home ec structure and three other
projects from the bill.
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