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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1969
Vol. 93, No. 16
Editor's Note: Mike Barret, staff
reporter, and Mike Hayman, staff
photographer, were in Chicago this
weekend with three other
University of Nebraska students. This
itory was compiled from Barret's
report and other news media.
About 105 demonstrators and
onlookers were arrested in Chicago
Saturday including Ed Anson,
University of Nebraska student.
The arrest came after 200 members
of the Students for a Democratic
Society's militant Weathermen faction
broke away from a peaceful march
and moved down Madison Street In
the Loup breaking glass windows and
doors as they ran.
Anson said he was photographing
the demonstration when police clos
ed off the area. Anson said he was
arrested and charged with disorderly
conduct and later was released on
$50 bond in lieu of $500 bail. Anson
must appear in Cook County Court
on Oct. 24.
The demonstration lasted for about
half an hour and ended with seven
police and 30 demonstrators injured.
Eleven glass plate windows and
tour glass doors were smashed by
Jie crowd, according to news reports.
A Chicago city official, Richard
Slrod, was hospitalized with a broken
neck and paralysis allegedly resulting
From a fight with a demonstrator.
Brian D. Flannagan, 23. of New York
was arrested and charged with at
Police said Flannagan kicked Elrod
in the head after the official had tried
to tackle Flannagan but missed.
The demonstration began as a
peaceful march from Hay Market
Square to Chicago's Federal Building.
Chanting "Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh" and
"Viva Che! Cho Viva!" the crowd
of about 300 left the square marching
behind a Viet Cong flag.
Mark Rudd, SDS leader In the Col
umbia University 1968 distrubance,
was arrested by police In the Square
before the march began.
Police lined Randolph Street, the
avenue marked out as the march
route on a permit granted SDS by
the city, and followed the demonstra
tion closely with motorcycles and two
At the corner of Madison and Ran
dolph, the Weathermen broke from
the march and walked down Madison
Street. Police blocked the street three
blocks down and arrested the
Saturday night SDS leaders were
reported ordering members of their
party to evacuate the city to avert
any further arrests or Injuries,
The demonstration Saturday was
part of a three-day series o f
demonstrations planned by SDS to
"bring the war home." Most of the
protest was aimed at United States
foreign policy in Vietnam. Some pro
test was registered against "govern
ment repression" In general.
In Hay Market Square before the
march, one SDS member addressed
the crowd and said, "We have got
to show that we are not afraid to
fight repression. We are not here to
day to fight the pigs militarily, but
to fight them politically. We are only
going to show that we are not afraid
of the pigs."'-
The majoity of the onlookers were
unsympathetic to the marchers. They
taunted the deminstrators and made
Poll: most students favor
by (Jury Seacrest
Nebraskan Staff Writer
A majority of University of
Nebraska students feel that American
Involvement in Vietnam should be
settled by a negotiated peace to end
the war or gradual Vletnamlzation of
In a Daily Nebraskan survey, 54
per cent of the students polled said
they favored the negotiated peace
while 30 per cent indicated they favor
immediate unilateral withdrawal of
The Dully Nebraskan interviewed
100 students comprising a random
cross section of the student body. The
student poll indicates that, like the
rest of the nation, campus opinion
is sharply split.
The survey shows that University
of Nebraska students are eager to
end American involvement in Viet
nam. A combined total of 84 per cent
of those polled wanted to end Ameri
can involvement by gradually having
the South Vietnamese take-over the
fighting or by a unilateral withdrawal
of all American troops Immediately.
Only 9 per cent of the sample
' if i
wanted an all out escalation to win
the war. Those undecided about
alternatives to end American In
volvement in the war made up only
7 per cent.
Even though the Nixon administra
tion has been in office for less than
a year, 48 per cent of those students
polled did not think the administration
Is handling the war correctly by
withdrawing troops gradually. Only 39
per cent agreed with Nixon's handling
of the war. And 13 per cent were
undecided on Nixon's Vietnam policy.
Draft opinion split
The Dally Nebraskan poll indicates
that student opinion on the draft is
evenly split. Some 38 por cent of the
sample favored a lottery draft, while
an identical 38 per cent wanted the
United States to adopt a volunteer
army. Only 14 per cent wanted to con
tinue the conscription procedure now
used and 10 per cent were und -elded
on alternatives to staff the American
A combined total of 63 per cent
does not want the United States to
pull out of Vietnam until a negotiated
peace is reached cr until North Viet
nam is defeated. Some 52 per cent
'.vi .' (i '"
of those polled feel the United States
needs some type of draft In order
to keep the American military forces
However, the survey strongly in
dicaies that the students feel the cur
rent draft system must be radically
changed. A majority of 76 per cent
felt the system should be changed
to a lottery draft or that the United
States should adopt a all-volunteer
The questions and the results of the
1. Do you favor
A. an unilateral withdrawal of all
American troops from Vietnam lm
B. a negotiated peace with gradual
Vietnamizatlon of the war 54.
C. an all out escalation to win
the war D
D. umieclded on alternatives 7C
2. Do you believe the Nixon ad
ministration Is handling the war cor
rectly by withdrawing t r o o p a
A. yes 39
B. no 48 '
C. undecided 13
3. Do jou favjr
of the A
1 sr ) A..-',y '
A. a lottery draft 38
B. a professional army 38
C. the continuence of the conscri
ption procedure now in use 14 -
D. undecided on alternatives 10.
The comments the Dally Nebraskun
interviewers received from students
reveal the split in student opinion
over the war and the draft,
Student comments on war
A freshman from Grant com
menting on the war said: "1 feel that
if' the Communists are not utopiwd
in Vietnam then we will be fighting
again in some other country in
Southeast Asia. Nothing can be gained
by withdrawing at this time."
Another student disagreed. "I favor
i rapid unilateral withdrawal.
Because of the complexity of the In
ternational diplomatic situation, the
Mistical situation in Southeast Asia
governments surrounding Vietnam,
and the size of our present committ
ment there, however I don't think an
Immediate withdrawal is feasible,"
The students Interviewed had mixed
reactions about the way the Nixon
administration is conducting the war.
1 t i ' ;ir
Nlriikiii pho'o b Dsn lartcly
Most student felt Nixon had started
slowly and not telling the public what
he is planning,
Jim Stasiowskl of Baltimore, Md
said, "1 don't agree at all with Nixon.
He started out pretty good, but now 1
think he's not really serious about
getting out, It isn't fair to keep us in
the dark. He should set up a plan and
A student from Crete commented,
"It's hard to say if he's doing the
right thing If we haven't seen Vietnam
first hand. Maybe a slow withdrawal
is what the Vietnamese need, but he
(Nixon) should inform the public why
it is being accomplished so slowly."
The Issue of the draft received the
most student comments.
"We should have a professional
army, except In national emergen
cies." commented Marty McMahon of
Llnfleld, Mass, "In emergencies we
could set up a lottery draft."
However, another student said, "A
professional army would cause a real
military-industrial complex. The draft
keeps ideas moving and citizens in
volved In the military.
Jay no Lyons of McCouk offered an.
aims to draw
by Sue Pettey
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The National Vietnam Moratorium
is part of revived large scale war
protests which will include a wide
spectrum of the American public.
Tne new-style demonstrations aim
to include Congressmen, doctors,
teachers, union leaders and diplomats
in an effort to show that war opposi
tion is shared by Americans of all
ages, beliefs and occupations.
Campus response to the cad for the
moratorium has been enthusiastic,
although reactions from college ad
ministrators has been varied.
Glenn S. Dumke, chancellor of the
California state-college system, sent
a letter to the presidents of the 19
colleges in the system prohibiting
them from endorsing the moratorium.
He ordered them to take "formal
disciplinary proceedings" against
professors who dismiss classes.
The University of North Carolina
will consider any class disruption as
a violation of school policy. Faculty
members will be . allowed to
participate in moratorium activities
'so long as participation does not
conflict with the performance of
validly, assigned duties."
Other administrators made mora
Rutgers" President Mason Gross
said the University will suspend
classes and hold student discussions
on the war.
The University of Pennsylvania will
conduct classes, but professors are
at liberty to call them off, or students
may cut, "as their consciences dic
tate." The governing senate of Columbia
called for an immediate troop
withdrawal, and urged students and
faculty to participate in activities
"without penalties or prejudice."
While Berkeley took no official
stand on the moratorium, the much
embattled campus will be the scene
of many anti-war protests.
The Women for Peace will toll
church bells all day to mourn war
victims, others plan vigils at draft
boards and induction centers.
Speakers will include Mrs. Coretla
King, Dr. Benjamin Spook and Sen.
Wayne Morse. The Berkeley City
Council passed a resolution to support
the moratorium, 5 to 4.
S. 1. llayakawa. president of San
Francisco State College, considered
agreeing to the teachers' union call
for suspension of classes, but has
made no announcement yet.
Cornell left it up to the students
and faculty whether to hold classes,
but a boycott movement has already
been backed by three departments
Sen, Charles lioodell of New York
will speak at the peace rally,
Amherst College planned canvass
ing and a local rally, and several
merchants will observe the
demonstration by closing their
businesses one hour early,
Large-scale anti-war protest 1 s
being revived this fall, but this time
with more diverse groups represen
ting a wide spectrum of the American
Apparently the premise that
Americans are frustrated and
disillusioned about the Vietnam war
is true, for a recent Gallup poll show-
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interesting solution to the draft prob
lem. "1 don't think the United
States needs a military at all. We
have all these marvelous missiles,
why do we need men to do the killing.
Darlene Williams of Omaha said
women should become more involved
in the armed forces. "I also believe
girls should be drafted, rot to fight
but to serve their "country. I mean
girls have all the rights of men, so
they should also share the duties."
While one woman thought girls
should be drafted, a black student
from Omaha thouglrt blacks should
lot be drafted at all. "Blacks should
now be exempt from the draft because
it Is an established fact that we have
not as yet completely received our
In observance of the October
15 National War Moratorium,
the Daily Nebraskan will not
publish on Wednesday, October
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