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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1969
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
Vol. 93, No. 25
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Curt Micka
UMHE opens center
for draft information
A draft information and counseling
service is again operating in United
Ministries in Higher Education.
"Several of us felt this type of
service was badly needed," Curt
Micka. one of the group's organizers,
said Wednesday. "There was an or
ganization last year, but almost nolh-
ing was beinawiie this year."
The nonprofit group intends only to
provide information about the draft,
not encourage any course of action.
"Our prime1 function Is to supply
information, so we don't advocate any
position or tell any student what to
do," Micka said.
The group will strive to counsel ob
jectively, Micka said. "No counselor
will advocate a position on the draft,
in the name of the group.
"When a student comes to us. we
simply answer his questions and list
the alternatives available to him."
"We're not a draft resistance group.
In fact, only one of the group's
members was associated with the first
draft counseling group."
Among the group's resources is the
complete Selective Service Act. Other
material is being supplied by the
merican Friends Service Organiza
tion, a Quaker organization. The
UMHE group has pamphlets and
leaflets on the draft and the
alternatives Involved.
A counseling workshop is also held
Profit, loss, balance:
budget explained by
Each full-time student at the
University pays $18 to support the
Nebraska Union.
What does he get in return for his
cash''
The Union offers such things as
foreign films, ski trips, a warm place
in winter, free meeting rooms, future
reflecting pools and grandfather
clocks, lounges, television rooms, the
Crib and Sergio Mendes.
Whether or not the Union Is worth
the $18 is anyone's guess.
"It's a value judgment," com
menled Al Kennett. director of the
Union, in response to criticism in a
letter to the editor (see page 2) bv
David Carr and Inquiries by ASUN
senators. "If you don't like the
jHilicies of the Union or the food
swvlce, go to the Union Board
meetings held every other Tuesday.
"They're open meetings and sug
gestions are welcome. If you don't
like the programs being offered, go to
the Program Council and offer your
services."
Criticism In Carr's letter centers
r round h:gh prices. Carr cri'icized the
Union for allegedly charging students
for a reflecting pool to be Installed
in front of the Union. Students are
paying for It all right, but not out
of the $18 that goes to the Union,
according to Bennett.
Money for the proposed reflecting
pool is part of the University Building
Fund, administered by the Planning
Committee.
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needed service.
periodically in Des Moines. Ia., by
the American Friend's, 'lne NU group,
which has filed a letter of intent to
become an approved student
organization, plans to send two
counselors to that workshop.
The session in Des Moines includes
intensified lectures on Selective
. Service law as well as discussion
about the role of the draff counselor,
Micka said.
While the draft information group
has operated for less than a week,
plans for publicity include bulletin
boards, radio, newspaper publicity
and Hyde Park discussion.
Among the approximately 2 0
students and faculty organizing the
group are three girls.
Admitting it may be unusual for
a girl to be involved in draft counsel
ing, Kathy Cook, a sophomore from
Omaha, said, "We saw a problem:
we are concerned; and we want to
help."
Miss Cook is not certain if girls
will actually counsel. At present, they
are doing paperwork, gathering
background information and helping
maintain the office in UMHE's base
ment. "Most students are ignorant of some
aspects of the draft laws," Micka
said. "We'll do our best to help them,
and If we can't, we'll refer them to
someone who can."
Bennett explained why a box of
tissue costs 35 cents in the Union and
30 cents in a local grocery store.
"We sell tissue as a convenience
item," Bennett noted. "We don't have
the advantage of volume pricing like
the local grocery store, so we have
to sell it at a higher price to make
a profit."
The inquiring student now wonders,
"Why does he have to make a- profit
out of me on a box oi tissue if I'm
already subsidizing his business?"
The answer lies in a sheaf of paper
and figures called the budget.
The budget can be divided into two
areas. The business organization, in
cluding food service and maintenance
of buildings, and the program organi
zation which Includes foreign films,
ski trips and Sergio Mendes.
The business and the program .
organizations each have programs
that make and lose money.
For example, foreign films and the
Crib make a profit. Sergio Memles
and the $55,000 re-modeling of the
Union do not.
Point: The profit-makers com
pensate for the losers, Bennett said.
The losers are retained because
'they are "necessary or of value to
the student even though they are un
profitable," Bennett said.
The Sergio Mendes concert which
drew a small crowd recently does not
fall into either category.
"Sergio Mendes was a matter of
poor judgment," said Dave Buntain,
W7 administrators need
more AS UN-
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
' Top University administrators
delayed approval of the 1969-70 ASUN
budget Tuesday saying that insuffi
cient information about certain pro
grams was provided.
Dean of Student Affairs G. Robert
Ross termed the Tuesday meeting a
"preliminary discussion" and said
that "more definitive statements" on
the proposed expenditures are needed.
University President Joseph
Soshnik, Coordinator of Student Ac
tivities Ronald Eaglin, ASUN Presi
dent Bill Chaloupka and ASUN
Treasurer Art Denney were also
present at the meeting.
Under ASUN by-laws, the ad
ministration must approve the ASUN
budget each year. Another meeting
involving the administration and
ASUN officials will be held Monday
in an attempt to clarify the situation
"It's impossible to say at this time
if they want to hack away," said
Chaloupka Wednesday. "We will at
tempt to show our recommendations
are justified."
This year's ASUN request o f
$26,820.79 represents more than a 130
per cent increase over last year's
$10,000 appropriation. In past years.
ASUN received a maximum of 30
cents per student from fees. This
year, ASUN has the option of re
questing up to !)() cents per student.
Six budgeted projects
Denney indicated that six budgeted
projects have come under serutinv.
World in Revolution i$;i.()00) under
the direction of Ron Alexander, this
would be a spring speakers program
on urban problems. Speakers have yet
to be signed.
Nebraska Free U n i v e r s i t y
($2,500); the program would include
operations of the Free University in
cluding a $300 per semester class .
research fund.
Community Services (.$1.450 ) ;
Film may be
rescheduled
next semester
The film "No Vietnamese Ever
Called Me Nigger" scheduled for this
afternoon and evening at Sheldon
Auditorium will not be shown because
the film was not sent.
Tom Lonnquist, Nebraska Union
Area Film Director, said the Nebras
ka Union's order form for the film
was correctly made and the fault of
the film not being sent was that of the
National Student Association in New
York. Lonnquist said the film would hope
fully be rescheduled for next semes
ter. Union
Bennett
president of the Union Program
Council. "We just thought there were
more people that would attend, and
we never know for sure how people
will react to entertainers we select."
Occasional flops, therefore, must be
balanced by profits in other areas.
In addition, enlargement and re
modeling of the Union also must be
paid for out of profits made combined
with the student subsidy.
"The Union is totally self-sufficient,"
Bennett emphasized. "The
University does not contribute a cent
to our operation. The $l8-subsidy was
tacked on to tuition in 1937 when the
student body voted to set up a Union."
However, bond Issues were required
to meet building costs of the Union
enlargement. The regents agreed to
sponsor the bonds because it would
be difficult for students to get finan
cial backing. The Union must pay
back the debt.
Of the student's $18. $9.50 will go
to the debt requirement and $2.50 will
go to a new "future fund." The future
fund Is a reserve pool of money
designed to provide for depreciation
and repair of equipment.
The remaining $3 of the $18 goes
to this year's operation of the Union.
"The Union was not intended to
serve the student only," according to
Buntain. "It was funded by the alum
ni, the Daily Nebraskan and the Cor
nhusker with general public use in
mind. Its programs are intended to
be beneficial to students and to pro
vide needed services."
money in this category would be used
in establishing a student cooperative
record store.
Faculty Evaluation ($5,500); this
includes expenses for gathering data
and publishing an evaluation of
teaching ability in the University.
Human Rights ($3,000); approx
imately $800 would be used as funds
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Routine requests okayed I
Money and grading systems con
cerned the Associated Students of the
Un'versity of Nebraska in its Wed
nesday meeting.
In his executive report, ASUN
president Bill Chaloupka said that
major portions of the ASUN budget
are being held up by administration
. All cf the routine budget requests ha
ve been approved, he said.
Chaloupka announced that there will
be a budget hearing next Monday
where ASUN officials will justify
budget requests. There will probably
be some cutting done on the budget,
he added.
Answering a question by Sena'or
Nancy Ryun, Chaloupka said that
ASUN will not accept cu'is in its re
quests where the need for funds is
jusMfiable.
He continued that perhaps the entire
system of fund allocation might be
channed in the future through action
cf the Council on S'udent Life.
Senator Charles Faulkner informed
the senate of the case of a student
he felt had been unfairly treated by
the ROTC department. lie then intro
duced a resolution charging the ASUN
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by Steve Sinclair
Nebraskan Staff Writer
It may be a long winter for males
who enjoy looking at girl's legs.
The problem for the mini-skirt
enthusiasts is the new maxi-coat,
which is being seen more and more
on campus and downtown streets as
the weather turns colder.
The significance of the maxi is that
it stretches far beyond the length of
a normal coat, all the way past the
ankles. The coat is so long that it
looks like the girl may trip and fall
at any time.
As a consolation to anyone who
might find the maxi disturbing, all
indications show that girls will still
be wearing short skirts under their
coats.
Short sk'rts seem to be one of the
major reasons why maxis are being
purchased.
"1 am definitely going to get a
maxi," said a coed trying one on in
a local store. "I like the idea of
covering up my short skirts with a
long coat."
She added that the maxis were too
expensive for her and she would pro
bably end up making one.
Local stores report there has been
much interest shown in the maxi,
primarily from college and high
school girls.
"We had one older lady come in
and buy one,'' a saleslady said.
"Personally, I thought it was too
much for her, but maybe she wanted
to keep her ankles warm."
Another saleslady said she sold four
maxis in one day.
"I think this is just a fad, and I
doubt that it will last," she said. "The
girls who want to be different will
buy them, but otherwise they will go
out of style."
The word from girls who are wear
ing maxis is that they are very warm,
practical, and just the thing to be
wearing now.
"I just love mine," said Charol
Smith, a junior from Creston. Iowa
sporting a bright red maxi. "I like
to attract attention, and wearing this
helps me."
"All my friends are talking about
getting one." she said, "but most boys
dislike it, and my parents detest it."
Maria Quick, a freshman from
Alliance who has only had her maxi
for a couple of days, says the only
problem she has had is getting used
to walking in it.
Another problem which could arise
was brought up by a saleslady, who
said she couldn't buy one because her
husband would "cream" her.
She noted that girls wearing maxis
might have a difficult time plowing
through snow banks. "Girls will pro
bably be sitting in class with water
dripping from their coats." she said.
Many girls are buying them just
to wear over formats, according to
a saleslady. Others enjoy wearing
them to football games.
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for the Afro-American Collegiate
Society. $500 is earmarked to aid the
Nebraska conference on Indian Unity
and another $500 is slated for pro
grams concerning Brown Americans.
Foreign Student Activities ($400);
money here would be channeled to
established foreign student groups for
numerous projects.
Administration Affairs Committee to
investigate the event.
The resolution calls for the Com
mittee to investigate the process of
grade appeals in the ROTC depart
ment and issue a public white paper
report on the subject in one month.
Faulkner explained that student
government cfln be effective in p-o-viding
services to students in dif
ficulties. This function could imke
ASUN a stronger power in student
life, he said.
The motion passed after brief
discii'ision.
Senator Randy Prier told senators
that the Council on Student Life has
had its first meeting and is attempting
to deline the scope of its powers.
Meetings are to be open and students
are velcome to attend, he said.
Prier continued that the Council has
established a weeklv mee'ing time.
The meetings will take place at Tues
day, 3 p.m. in the Nebraska Union
A resolu'ion by Senator Alan Gless
was passed providing that two sotn'e
meetings per semester be held on the
East C:-inv)us.
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The male view
on the maxi seems
to be varied,
"I think they are cool." said Bob
Ellis, a junior from Lincoln. But he
hopes girls keep wearing short skirts,
too.
Several males expressed
displeasure when questioned about the
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Denney pointed out
budgeted items, such
that several
as $6,405 for
salaries, general expenses and office
e not questioned. Expenditures !
were not questioned. Expenditures. lof
$1,000 for the electoral commission
program also went unquestioned.
Information wanted
"I'm not sure if we should be
following this route (having ad
ministrators approve the budget)."
Chaloupka said. "But right now, there
is no other route to follow."
Chaloupka predicted that there
would be no massive resistance to,
the budgeted figures, although he
speculated there could possibly be "a
little chopping."
"All I can say for sure is that the
administration wants to have more
information." he said.
Ross pointed out that the 1909-70
budget is huge and represents a
drastic change from last year. The
budget is also far more complex, he
added.
"Verv few budgets have jiimned like
that (from $10,000 to nearly $27,000)
in a cue year span." Ross s iid.
Ross also indicated that several
s'vdents slrted to exolain programs
were not present at the Tuesday
meeting.
The meeting Monday is expected
to be attended by Ro-s. Soslinik.
F"i!in, Chaloupka. University Com
ptroller Carl Yds' as wed as the heads
of the various programs in question,
according to Denney.
Neither Ross nor Chaloupka would
s-eculnle as to what will happen at
the Monday meeting or when the
ASUN budget will be ultimately approved.
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maxi. "My reasons are obvious." said
one disgruntled male pointing to a
girl passing by in a very short skirt.
Only time will tell if the maxi is
here to stay, but one saleslady
believes men will have the last word.
"Nobody is going to wear them for
very long if men don't like them,"
she said.
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