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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1969)
by Carol Anderson
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Although this year's Time Out pro
gram held Monday and Tuesday was
superior to last year's, the turnout
was not encouraging, according to
Time Out chairman Steve Tiwald.
"But the people who did come really
benefited. It gave them ideas on
where to start and what needs to be
done in improving the University,''
He says it's too early to measure
the effects of the program, but Tiwald
considers the University's second
Time Out more of a success since
the speakers were on campus longer,
resulting in more speaker-audience
contact. The program was narrowed
in both scope and number of events
to prevent conflicts.
Gauged by crowd size, Dr. William
Birenbaum, president of Staten Island
Community College, seemed to Tiwald
to be the most popular speaker. Talk
ing on educational reform, Birenbaum
pointed out how ignorant students are
concerning how universities are run.
At dinner with a group of students,
Tiwald said that Birenbaum asked
questions such as "How does faculty
tenure work? What about student
fees?" Nobody knew.
"Before you can get things done,"
Tiwald added, "you must find out how
the University works internally."
John Eaves, president of the Afro
American Society, said the highlight
of Time Out for black students was
James Turner, director of Cornell
University's Center for Afro-American
Studies. Turner's topic was minorities
Carl Davidson, national officer of
Students for a Democratic Society and
founder of SDS here, was the most
popular speaker with the radicals,
Tiwald estimated. Charles Palmer,
newly elected president of the Na
tional Student Association, was the
ASUN President Bill Chaloupka said
surface reaction to Time Out is that
it was an "excellent program with
good speakers. Just because a lot of
people didn't show up doesn't mean
it was a failure. It generated new
discussion among interested people.
To that extent it was valuable."
Last year's program was "just fun
and games" Chaloupka said referring
to the music and poetry reading. But
Time Out this year got down to the
core issues, he added. Chaloupka
termed Time Out's cost of $2,400
"reasonably economical." ASUN paid
Last year the event was part of
a national college program sponsored
and funded by NSA designed to
stimulate campus discussion prior to
the national election. ASUN decided
to continue the program on its own.
'Turnout smaller? program superior
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1969
U of N's expansion program
alarms many Malone residents
by Gary Seacrest
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The Lincoln Malone community is
slowly disappearing with each new
acquisition of land by the University
in that area. However, acquisition will
be slowed for the next two years since
the Legislature appropriated only
$2UO,(X0 for Lincoln campus land ac
quisition during the 1969-71 bien
nium. The Lincoln campus had $2 million
for expansion during the 1967-69 bien
nium. During this time the University
purchased approximately 18 acres of
land in the Malone area.
Kay Thompson, director of the
Malone Community Center, said
Thursday that NU expansion is wor
rying all the area's residents. "It has
The University Senate's Human
Rights Comimittee has been inactive
since its official creation nine months
One committee member, Patrick R.
Wells associate professor of pharmo
cology, explained that "until last week
the Human Rights Committee had no
designated chairman so none of the
members knew when to meet."
The committee finally held Its first
meeting last Wednesday after electing
Paul A. Olson, an English professor
and Tri-University Director, to tem
porarily head the group.
"Now that we have met," said
Wells, "we hope to begin to func
tion." The functions of the Human Rights
Committee were first outlined by
oolitica! science Professor Ivan
Volgyes, who Introduced the idea for
such a group at a university Senate
meeting in November, 1968.
Volgyes said the planned committee
would help students with any pro
blems, and especially in their fight
against racism, by recommending
policies to various decision-making
bodies on campus, such as ASUN and
The policies, which would allow for
the ever-changing needs of the
university, would be conceived after
"the collection and analysis of all
relevant information concerning
human rights problems."
At a University Senate meeting In
February, 1969, t h e committee on
human rights proposal was
When the committee was formed
a Declaration of Human Rights was
made. It defined human rights to In
clude "the right to participate In the
processes of government and the right
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been very distressing to them, and
it has shown in different ways.
They're nervous and worrying and
have all kinds of questions as to where
they will go."
She also alleged that several of the
area's residents have had nervous
breakdowns due to the problems
caused by the expansion.
Reluctant to leave
Miss Thompson indicated that some
residents were reluctant to leave the
area. "Many residents have put a lot
of money in improvements on their
homes," she said.
The Malone residents, according to
Miss Thompson, are bitter toward the
University and feel they were not
properly involved in the planning of
to work for a society free of in
tolerance or prejudice."
The committee consisted of two
members each from the student body,
faculty and administration.
In addition to Olson and Wells, the
members selected were Vaughn M.
Jaenike. an associate professor of
secondary education and extension
director, Lyle E. Young, assistant
dean of the college of engineering and
architecture and two students, Ron
Lee and Jim Eviner.
Lee has since graduated and his
replacement will soon be chosen by
the Afro-vXmeriean collegiate socie
ty. Evinger has resigned from the
committee with a replacement to be
chosen by ASUN. The Human Rights
Comimittee at the present time has
1969-70 Builders Books
should be sold next week
With a little luck, the Builders Buzz
Books for 1969-70 should be on sale
next week, according to Builders Pres
ident Barb Ramsey.
The University has submitted the
Information on students needed to
complete the directory, Miss Ramsev
said, and the books are now being
Work on the annual Builders publi
cation was begun last summer, when
advertising a major part of the book
listings for campus offices, organ
izations and faculty members were
sent to the prater, she said.
"I regret tremendously that the Buzz
books can't be out sooner, but there
Residents of Abel
"We sit in the shadow of the
University and there was never any
attempt really to involve the residents
about what they were thinking." She
also feels the University did not con
sider the humanistic element in their
expansion into the Malone area or
the problems it would create.
The Malone Neighborhood Council,
under direction of social worker Byron
Peterson, is advising residents in their
negotiations with the University on
selling their land. Peterson has helped
some people receive more money for
their land than the University
originally offered, said Miss
This advising has been quite useful,
according to Miss Thompson since
no student representatives.
However, the committee has made
assignments to members and a
meeting is planned for next month.
"The first months will be spent
gathering the facts," Wells said.
These facts will be used in the com
mittee's policy formula. In addition,
the Information obtained may be used
in counseling and assisting students
who allege infringement of their
riglnts. In the future the Human Rights
Committee will notify organizations of
its findings with the purpose of seek
ing assurance that all University in
dividuals "are able to conduct their
respective activities with proper
guarantees of legally established and
commonly accepted precepts o f
was just no way," Miss Ramsey said.
In earlier days, when the University's
enrollment was much smaller, the
Builders compiled the student infor
mation themselves, but that is a phys
ical Impossibility today, she added.
Miss Ramsey said that the books are
printed in Texas by a firm specializing
in college directories and other large
projects. The printing Is done for the
advertising revenue, at no cost to the
Builders. Builders sell the books to
finance other projects such as the Out
standing Professorship Award, and an
annual donation to the University
Hall's second floor show a plucky
"most of the people in the
neighborhood do not understand all
the negotiating that goes on in selling
and purchasing property."
Peterson feels the University puts
subtle pressure on Malone residents
to sell by printing maps showing a
University building where their house
is located. Because of the University's
power of eminent domain, according
to Peterson, the University can buy
the land in the area anytime they
want. The University is currently
buying land only when residents offer
it for sale.
The social worker believes Malone
residents are not receiving a fair price
for their land. He feels that if a land
owner challenged the University's
price offer in court he could get more
money for his land.
The University buys land at its
assessed "fair market value." Most
lots in the Malone area sell for about
$5,000. Last week the University pur
chased two lots with houses on them
in the area for $11,300.
George Hancock. NU real estate
specialist, has said the University has
a waiting list of people who want
to sell land in the Malone area im
mediately. But the University cannot
buy these lands due to lack of funds.
However, most of the people who
are selling Malone land are white
absentee landlords, according to Miss
Thompson. She said less than 50 per
cent of the residents own their
Counseling service and housing
assistance for people relocating from
the Malone area is a joint project
of the Lincoln Action Program, Hous
ing Help Inc. and the city of Lincoln.
Officially, the University Is not
assisting in the relocation of Malone
Not super power
During the administration talk-in
last week, campus President Joseph
Soshnik said, "If you picture the
University as some sort of super
power which is striving to move poo
pie out of Malone, that is inac
curate." Commenting on the prices the
University pays in the area for land,
Soshnik said, "We can't pay $15,000
for some property that has an ap
praised value of $5,000, even though
we're well aware tha' it may cost
the residents around $12,000 to obtain
The University is not alone in ex
panding into the Malune area. The
city of Lincoln is planning a Northeast
Radial that will also force Malone
residents to relocate. Fraternities,
sororities and businesses wishing to
build apartments are also interested
in buying land in the area.
Campus expunsion eastward In the
Malone area will be used for housing,
recreation and parking. The expansion
will extend eastward to the Northeast
kind of facement.
Puppy love wanted
for homeless 'Head 5
Several weeks ago a small, black,
short-hair male puppy wandered on
to the University campus and found
some well-deserved friendship at the
Centennial College on North 16th
In keeping with contemporary times
the pup was named "Head" and
shared by several of the residents
of the College who took turns feeding
and caring for him. In shori, Head
became a mascot of the College.
new chancellor's job
by Bill Smitherman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
In a few months the Unive-sitv of
Nebraska will have a new chancellor.
What will his job etual?
A number of faculty and students
responding to this question expressed
"The chancellor should be more
than the figurehead he is now,"
journalism major Rindy Elckhot'f
commented. He added that the
chancellor should have closer contact
with students and be open to sugges
tions from them.
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Nebraskan photo by Howard Rosenberg
But, University regulations are
regulations, and the word is that the
dog has to go, at least to some other
place than the college. That poses
a problem for the friends and
"owners" of Head who are seeking
a home for him. But, a home Is need
ed only until November 24th.
The pLea is for a dog sitter between
now and the 24th. Any interested
parties should contact the Centennial
College or call 475-4150.
There should be some way for
students to air their grievances to
the chancellor, he said. Perhaps the
chancellor could have a weekly open
house where students could talk to
him without going through red tape,
"The chancellor Is just someone you
take for granted," agronomy major
Scott Harris said. "He doesn't really
mean that much to the average stu
dent." Scott said he thinks that the
chancellor acts as a middle man
between the administration, faculty
and Board of Regents. He should take
all the opinions ottered by members
of the University community Into ac
count before he makes decisions,
Lenard Dodson, a math major, said
the chancellor's main Job is as the
University's head administrator. He
is necessary to hold the different parts
together, Dodson continued.
The main task facing the new
chancellor will be to coordinate the
merger of the University, according
to professor R. E. Gilbert of the
chemical engineering department.
"There are still many decisions to
be made that will determine what
the University system in Nebraska
will be like." he said. "The merger
now is a mess that badly needs to
be straightened out."
Gilbert continued that the chancellor
Is tl:e men in charge of
all three University campuses. He
must make decisions that affect the
entire University structure after re
ceiving information, from his staff
and the staffs of the campus presi
dents. Gilbert said.
The professor commented that If
the merger of the University Is not
finalized and coordinated two full
scale universities might d e v e I o p ia
Along the same lines,
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