The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 06, 1969, Image 1

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Vol. 93, No. 12
ASUN starts
record store
war ma:
A students' record store
may be in operation by early
November, according to
Bruce Cochrane, chairman of
the ASUN Community
Services Committee.
Cochrane explained that
the store should be able to
sell records at lower prices
than Lincoln discount stores.
It will be set up as a non
profit venture, he added.
Any profit that Is made by
accident will be turned over
to the University Foundation
for use in the general
scholarship fund, he said.
Cochrane added that ASUN
has allotted $1450 to the
Community Services Com
mittee. "The major portion
of this money will be spent in
setting up the record store,"
he continued.
He explained the business
Is being legally incorporated
at the present time. The
Nebraska Union Board is
considering a request to give
the store space in the Union.
"We will be getting records
from the National Student
Association", he said. "This
Is a new service being of
fered to schools across the
The records will be shipped
to the store on consignment,
he said. This means that the
store does not pay for the
records until they are sold.
Cochrane said that the
store will be able to obtain
any record made in the world
on four-day notice.
He continued that the store
will not plan to handle tape
cartridges. However, the
committee hopes to be able
to arrange this in the future,
he added.
From surveys made this
summer Cochrane concluded
that record stores are the
easiest businesses for
students to set up and those
most likely to succeed.
Committees make decisions
Campus speakers, who appear at
the University under the auspices of
the Nebraska Union, are chosen by
one of two Union student committees.
The East Campus Union has a
Special Events Committee and the
City Campus Union has the Talks and
Topics Committee, according to Dave
Buntaln, president of the Union
Program Council.
These two committees have no
formal connection, he said. Sunday.
The various Union student groups on
the two campuses are entirely
Students on the two committees
have sole responsibility for selecting
and obtaining speakers, although they
do react to and appreciate all student
and faculty suggestions and com
ments, Buntain said.
Diversity, timeliness and interest
Powell story
is inaccurate
On Friday, Oct. 3, the Daily
N'ebraskan published an article
concerning the decision not to ln-3
vlteee the Rev. Adam Clayton Pow
I to speak on campus. Portions of"
.he article were misleading or in
accurate. The headline and first paragraph!
have been interpreted by some tol
mean that lite decision was made!
only by full-time, non-student of
ficials of the Nebraska Union. This!
was not true.
Students on Nebraska Union!
'committees have the ultimate I
power to decide who will and who!
will not speak under Union auspices
on campus, which was explained!
later in the article by Allen Bennet.1
director of the Nebraska Union.
Attributed statements later in thel
article were made concerning thel
1 character of Powell. While Con-I
I pressman Powell is a public official
open to criticism, these statements!
were hearsay.
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attributed statement that two hlgh
i University administrators wereS
Jncainst Powell's aDWaranee. Thi.;i3
i statements are also hearsay.
Near the end of the article, it wasf
stated that the Union Board, conv
posed of Union officials and!
j University students, decided it w.vj
1 better If Powell would not come.
1 Actually, it was the East Campus!
;4eciai b vents iwnmute. corns
posed of several East Campus a
1 students, which made thli decision, i
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Husker halfback Larry Frost, who snagged a pair of touchdown
passes in the Huskers 42-14 blitz past Minnesota Saturday, is an
elusive runner too. (Other sports, see nace 3.)
are some of the things governing the
selection of speakers, who are paid
entirely out of student fees.
Committee members try to be as
informed as possible so that
newsworthy speakers who will pro
voke interest in the University com
munity are brought to campus, Bun
tain said.
He added that committees try to
be as representative of the student
body as possible. For example,
although there are no black students
on either of the selection committees,
student committee members have
conversed with the Afro-American
Collegiate Society on some occasions
about the suitability of various
Generally, the two committees work
through an established speaker agen
cy. Writing to the speaker himself is
undesirable, since most speakers of
prominence book all engagements
through an agency.
Cost of the speaker may be a pro
blem, Buntain remarked. Usually,
Union speakers are paid in the
neighborhood of $1,250 to $1,500, with
fees sometimes rising as high as
Some speakers purposely list high
speaking fees in order to limit ap
plications for appearances. Buntain
said. For Instance. Democratic Sen.
Edmund Muskie. who is much In de
mand as a speaker, chargci about
$2,500 per appearance.
Tri-University tries
new teaching ideas
by Mike Barret
Nebraska n Staff Writer
Editor's note: This is the last story
In a three-part series on the Universi
ty of Nebraska 'i teaching experiment,
the Trl-lnlverslty.
Nearly all segments of the educa
tional community are learning about
learning through participation in the
Trl-University elementary education
Prospective and experienced school
teachers, pre-doctoral students, col
lege professors who ate trainers of
teachers. Lincoln school system
teachers and administrators and
citizens of Lincoln and Omaha com
munities are brought together to
discover the genuine needs of school
Attention ts given to the societies
and cultures which are also a part
of educating children. In order to
create teacher-training programs
which will provide "humane,
sensitive, knowledgeable persons t
help children learn with maximum
freedom and joy," according to Di.
Although price is sometimes a pro
blem, the controversial views and
statements of the speaker can be an
even greater difficulty, Buntain
pointed out.
Until last year, there had seldom
been a problem in this area. Last
year, Buntain said, comedian and
presidential candidate Dick Gregory
spoke on campus and created some
One of Gregory's remarks, taken
out of context, said that the flag is
a rag. Some people, both inside and
outside the University, were concern
ed with the remark, Buntain said.
People often assume that. If 2,000
students hear Dr. Benjamin Spock
speak, they are all In agreement with
his views, Buntain said. This is not
true, he added.
The students ought to want to con
sider a speaker's viewpoints, and they
ought to hear controversy and views
opposite from their own. Buntain ad
dud. But that doesn't mean they ate
necessarily converted to that stand.
Campus speakers ought to challenge
students and faculty to think, Buntain
said. Speakers ought to supplement
classroom activities so students will
profit from the advantage of hearing
another viewpoint.
"I would be disturbed if we would
bring speakers who didn't stir stu
dent thought and who didn't cuuse
at least a ripplo of controversy.'
Buntain said.
Gene Hardy, local project coordinator.
The focus of all this activity is the
special classroom programs at Ran
dolph and Elliot public schools In
Lincoln and Sunside storefront school
In Omaha. The new process Is a non
structured or student-centered educa
tional technique. Learning takes
place, but In unorthodox ways.
The typical rows of desks have been
replaced by "learning centers." In a
combined fourth and fifth grade room
at Elliot, where there is one Tri
University class in each of grades
14. there were centers for typing
writing, art, science, listening,
carpentry, math and reading.
Children are generally free to
"study" at any of the centers, but
occasionally they are divided into
groups and assigned to an area.
Once at a center a student is expos
ed to a variety of learning "op
portunities." Heading, writing and
mathematics are taught without
"classes." Children are given letter
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An antiwar march from Love
Library to the Nebraska State Capitol
will be held in conjunction with the
National Vietnam War Moratorium,
Wednesday October 15.
The march, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
will climax at the capitol steps where
a list of the Nebraska or U.S. October
war dead will be read.
The campus moratorium steering
committee has emphasized that
participation in the march is open
.o the "community-at-large."
The committee hopes faculty,
businessmen and housewives, as well
as students ,will attend the pro
ceedings. Voluntary
The committee has recommended
not free to
move ahead
The fate of the Love Memorial
Library addition is now in the hands
of the Nebraska Supreme Court due
to a complex constitutional question.
But while the Court decides the
Issue no construction can proceed to
help alleviate the shortage of library
"We're not free to move ahead on
the construction of the addition. Frank
A. Lundy, director of University
Libraries, said Sunday. "The decision
of the Supreme Court could take quite
a while."
The controversy centers around the
Legislature's LB1425 which was a
capital improvements bill for the
whole state. A $4.5 million library
addition was one of the items in the
According to Lundy, Governor
Tiemann's initial budget recom
mendation for capital improvements
for the whole state was around $4
The constitution requires that any
capital improvements bill introduced
by the legislature which exceeds the
governor's budget recommendation
needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
Was passed
LB 1425 was passed on its initial
reading by more than a two-thirds
majority. On the bill's second reading
the question of the library addition
was discussed separately and the
whole bill was approved again by a
two-thirds majority. But on the final
reading, the bill passed but did not
receive a two-thirds majority.
The question facing the Supreme
Court Is whether the two-thirds ma
jorities the bill did receive In its first
two readings meet the constitutional
requirements. Lundy and the state
attorney general feel that the votes
LB 1425 received on the first two
readings meets those requirements.
However, others have expressed the
opinion that for the legislature to ex
ceed the governor's budget recom
tuendation requires a two-thirds ma
jority on the third and final reading.
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Dreamers, listeners and entertainers
to Capito
a voluntary boycott of classes rather
than a strike for the Nebraska cam
pus. Committee member Jim Evinger
pointed out, "The issue is not about
stopping classes, the issue is about
ending the war."
Another member of the committee,
Dan Schlitt, associate professor of
physics, is urging instructors to
dismiss their classes that day. Those
who do hold clashes are being asked
to forego regular topics and instead
discuss the war.
Many of the faculty have indicated
support of the moratorim. So far the
steering committee has obtained en
dorsements from at least 50 English
instructors, 30 members of the Soci
ology, Philosophy, and Psychology
Departments and individuals from the
Departments of Physics, Math,
Chemistry, Computer Science,
Geography, Economics, Political
Science, Art, and the Centennial Col
lege. Faculty included
Several faculty members have also
agreed to appear at a Young
Democrats Vietnam teach-in the night
of the moratorium. The political,
economic, and moral aspects of the
war will be discussed at that meeting.
The administration has not been
approached concerning support. "It
would be ideal," said Evinger, "if
the administration issued their own
statement o f support by cancelling
classes Wednesday, but we're not
demanding it."
Time is now being spent obtaining
general support of the demonstration.
Afro-Americans seek
more representation
The Afro-American Collegiate
Society is unhappy with the lack of
black representation on student and
student-faculty committees at the
"We're not represented," said
Vernon Slaughter, treasurer of the A
ACS. "But we'll take care of that.
We're telling our black members to
apply for committee positions
whenever possible."
Slaughter said the A ACS is
mariiy concerned with ASUN
committees and Nebraska Union
committees, on which there Is no
black representation. In addition,
several blacks have applied for posi
tions on the Council of Student Life,
which Is just forming.
"We're telling our members to ap
ply only for committees in which they
are interested," Slaughter continued.
"We feet we have sufficiently
qualified people In our organization
to be on some of these committees."
Slaughter emphasized that the black
applicants will not join the commit
tees simply to be there.
"V want our people to take an
active part In the committee'! func
tions," he said. "We want to make
sure we have adequate representa
tion." I
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Speakers will explain the details of
the moritorium to living units this
week. Others are visiting businesses,
religious organizations, and high
schools. Individual canvassing will
also take place. Nebraska Wesleyan,
Doane and Creighton University have
all pledged support.
"We want the moratorium to be
as broad-based as possible," Evinger
explained. "Mobilizing as many peo
ple as we can will show the govern
ment that it is the desire of the
American people to end the war."
The steering committee is hopeful
that people will not associate the
moritorium march with the typical
massive, vocal student demonstration.
Rather, it will be an orderly, solemn
vigil "for the purpose of mourning
the Vietnam War dead."
Information concerning the
moratorium and the October 15 sched
ule can be obtained from the steer
ing committee booth in the Nebraska
Union. Later this week, the moritori
um's symbol, the dove and olive
branch with the inscription "Work
for Peace," will be stenciled on any
article of clothing brought to the
booth. The committee is also plan
ning to hand out black arm bands
on Wednesday.
Anyone interested in distributing
literature or tanvassing for en
dorsements is urged to attend the
steering committee meeting Monday,
October 6 at 9:00 p.m. at the United
ment that it is the desire of the
Ministries of Higher Education
Slaughter said black students have
hardly ever applied for membership
on committees before, nor were at
tempts made to recruit black students
for the committees.
"I can't speak for the organization,
but my personal opinion is that most
people just didn't start to take an
Interest in black students, except for
athletes, before the demonstrations
last spring," Slaughter said.
Attempts by the various committees
to seek out black opinion by con
tracting members of the A1ACS is
not sufficient, he continued.
The attempt to place black students
on various committees will be one
of the main thrusts of the A-ACS this
year. Slaughter said.
No time
Last year, when the A-ACS was
being organized, there was simply no
time to concentrate efforts committee
membership efforts, he said. The
organization was too busy with the
demonstrations and other activities.
"I anticipate no particular difficulty
In getting some black students on
these committees." Slaughter said.
"We have qualified people applying
and there is no doubt in my mind
that some will be accepted.'
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