The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 12, 1969, Image 1
. w . -l u. - 'Tp1"" ' ; ' T i mniiM Miniwinii i n.iiii n i t ;y" , 1 R. Neale WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, Lottery proposal advances Senate liberals in favor of drastic draft reform agreed Tuesday to permit the Nixon Administration's draft lottery proposal to be rushed through the Senate without amendments. The move virtually assured the bill's passage. Senator 'Edward M. Kennedy, D Mass., and other reformers agreed to the procedure in a meeting with Chairman John C. Stennis, D-Mlss., of the Senate Armed Services Com mittee. Kennedy said Stennis' assurance that he would make every effort to pass a comprehensive draft reform bill next year convinced him that he should forego the right to offer amendments. Stennis and the committee promised to hold extensive hearings no later than Feb. 15 on draft reform proposals including changes in deferments, conscientious objector status, methods of classification and make up of local draft boards, The proposal, which calls for ran dom draft selection from a pool com posed mostly of 19 year old males, has already been passed by the House. Melvln R Laird, Secretary of Defense, will be Invited to testify in brief hearings on draft selection, Stennis said. Stennis said he believes the Senato will approve the measure but warned he will withdraw the proposal if senators attempt to "clutter the bill up." Lounge experiment to be attempted soon The coed lounge experiment will get underway within a week in Sandoz und Abel South Halls, according to Abcl-Sandoz Residence Association officers Brad Brooks and Necia Baker. Schramm, the t h ir d dorm participating, is awaiting IDA ap proval of floor lounge conditions before Implementing the experiment, Joseph Zannlni, Schramm residence director, sold Tuesday. Individual floors in all three dorms are drawing up specific plans within the general guidelines issued Oct. 29 by IDA committee on coed lounges. Three floors In Snnrittt and two In Abel have submitted their plans for approval by the residence director, Miss Baker said. One Abel floor voted to have open lounge every night, with strict con trols no unescorted girls and suspension of the experiment (or any violation. Another floor in Abel will experiment the first week t o determine which nights are most convenient for residents, according to Brook. Sundos proposals are allowing open lounge abmit three times a week, Mis Baker said. The IDA guidelines, approved by housing director Ely Meycrson, have five broad provisions. Copple 1969 BLAC by Diane Wanck Nebraskan Staff Writer "I'm sorry. I apologize to the University of Nebraska, to the Board of Regents, and to the State of Nebraska. I would have done anything so this wouldn't have happened." This was the reaction of Dr. Kirk E. Naylar, President of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, to the sit-in staged by the Black Liberators for Action on Campus (BLAC) Monday morning. The confrontation between the demonstrators and the administration resulted in 54 arrests. Last Friday Naylor had an appoint ment with Robert llonore, president of BLAC. "When he came to my office he brought along fifty members of BLAC," Naylor said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Nebraskan. "He presented a list of demands, which I was supposed to read and react to Immediately, but I refused to read them and react to them at. the time," he said. "I told thorn I would give the demands a great deal of consideration, and we would meet again Monday morning at 11:30." BLAC first demanded the resigna tion of Frederick Hay, director of student activities, and his assistant, Mrs. Thelma Engle. BLAC charged that Mrs. Engle and Ray had been "condescending" und hud not provided the students with control of their own activities In the Student Center. No resignations expected Naylor said the University has not Each floor must elect one or two residents who will take full responsibility for maintaining floor rules and be on the floor at all times during open lounge hours. Maximum hours are 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m. on week nights, 7:30 p.m.-12 midnight on weekends. The residence director must be notified of floor provisions for coed lounge. Each floor may decide whether or not to participate at all. A "desirable atimwphere must be maintained for open lounw," meaning clean lounge walls, clean and oper able light fixtures, adequate, well kept furniture, and bulletin boards in offensive to "reasonable social stan dards." IDA President Theresa Sledge hopes to evaluate the experiment by the original Dec. 15 deadline. If the dorms can have the coed lounues 1m plemen'ed within a week, she thinks that a valid evaluation can be made by that time. Exact grounds for evaluation are to be determined by an IDA com mittee this week. Miss Sledge said. The committee Is particularly in terested in similarities in provisions on each floor, since the original . guidelines allowed for considerable variation. New group causes con troversary A new University-wide Academic Planning Committee, approved just last week by the Faculty Senate, has already created controversy. The problem concerns mem bership. Nine of the group's members will be either faculty members or ad ministrators. The tenth designee will be the president of ASUN or his representative. The 10-member group will be con cerned primarily with areas and pro grams that by nature are in terdisciplinary or intercollegiate, ac cording to R. Neale Copple, chairman of the Faculty Liaison Committee. The group will assess, on a institu tional basis, academic programs and their functions to suggest more ef fective coordination and rear rangements. "This lack if student representation is contrary to a lot of things we've talked about in the last few years," commented Bill Chaloupka, ASUN President. ASUN shouldn't have to go out and campaign actively for student representatives on various com mittees, he added. "It should come automatically." Dr. Paul Byerly, associate profes sor of physics and faculty advisor to ASUN, is unhappy with both the com mittee structure and the actions of student leaders. "I don't feel there is equitable stu LINCOLN, o OBlltLf stages sit-in at asked for the resignations of the ad ministrators, nor does it expect to receive them. Other demands included student control of the Student Center and its employees; BLAC participation in setting up a Black studies curriculum, selection of Black speakers, and hir ing of Black instructors; increased benefits for athletes; an increase in University spending for black-oriented extracurricular activities; and reim bursement for funds lost during a BLAC dance Friday night. Naylor said in a written statement that the students should carry their concerns through the proper chan nels. llonore, a senior majoring in law enforcement, said in response to Naylor, that the President was pitting off BLAC by "directing that out demands be channeled through one of his red tape committees." Naylor also noted that there are Committee soliciting faculty help Faculty cooperation is needed now as work on the spring faculty evalua tion book begins, according to Ken Wald, Faculty Evaluation Committee chairman. letters ure now being mailed to faculty members requesting their support and giving information on evaluation procedures, Wald said Thursday. The Teaching Council has passed a resolution supporting the evaluation book, but the Faculty Senate hat, yet to consider such a motion, Wald said, lie added that the budget has bee n reduced from $5,500 to $5,000 because of anticipated advertising revenue. Wald also attacked critics of the evaluation book. He noted some peo ple have said students are unduly harsh In their evaluations or aren't able to properly judge professors. Wald referred to studios that show students are generally quite fair in their evaluations. There is no cor relation between a student's grade and his evaluation of the professor, he added. "Students ure the ones best uble to evaluate teachers," he said. "They see the professor every day in the classroom. They know whether or not they're learning." Questionnaire: were compiled from n faculty evaluation form prepared for Princeton University by the Carnegie Institute ami amended for NU use by the Evaluation Com rniltee. The questionnaires will be sorted and sent to each department. Departments will distribute the forms to each class. Professors can either have students fill out the forms In class or fill them out later and return the forms to the professor. Tho evaluation sheets will be returned to the department and then given to the Evaluation Committee for computer processing. The compil. ed information will be font to the jirinter and Uie books are scheduled to be distributed in early February. dent participation, and I told ASUN senators and executives they ought to do something about it," Byerly said. "They didn't." ASUN failed Chaloupka admitted that ASUN really failed in getting out and talking to faculty members in an attempt to change the situation. Chaloupka, or his representative, will serve on the committee. Both Chaloupka, Byerly, as well as other faculty members feel the com mittee can be valuable and influen tial. Because of the members on the committee, it can be fairly prominent and it has the potential to be impor tant, Chaloupka said. Besides four faculty members, the group will consist of the Dean of Faculties, Dr. C. Peter Magrath; one faculty member selected by the Graduate Council: two academic deans from the Council of Deans; and Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Harry Allen. Byerly feels the committee, if it accomplishes its purposes, can perform a much needed service. The committee is motivated by a desire to improve teaching on this campus, Copple said. The group will work with current problems and as well as on advance projects, he ad ded. "We really can't predict the exact NEBRASKA students on the Student Center policy board, there are several Black studies courses, and that BLAC was given $750 from the Student Activities Fund to finance a "black festival." When they met Monday morning, Naylor first read a formal response to the demands, then took a few moments to try to establish "a rap port" with the BLAC group. "I wanted to show them how in terested I was, that I was willing to listen and spend whatever time was necessary to help them and ex plain things," he said." Naylor told the group he was willing to continue discussions on an informal basis. "llonore said to me, 'Is that all you have to say?' and I said, 'Yes, that is all,' " Naylor said. "The group felt my response was 'inade quate'. They didn't cut me off, but they broke off the communication, I didn't." BLAC sits in offices The BLAC group then staged the sit-in in the administrative suite, which consists of the President's of fice, a reception room, and the Regents' room. llonore told Naylor the group would stay In the administrative suite until Naylor "capitulated." Naylor said he felt justified In ask ing the demonstrators to leave within 15 minutes, and when they didn't leave, he summoned the police. "I Voboril: fraternities dying as social group by Gary Seacrest Nebraskan Staff Writer Fraternities will soon bo obsolete if they continue to exist only as social clubs, the president of tbe University's Interfraternity Council said Tues day. Joe Voboril said. "The idea of a social dub Is outgrown. I would like to see an educational living situation in the houses somewhat like the Centennial College." He added that fraternities that stress only the social aspect will become obsolete. The IFC president thinks fraternities will have to "resemble the Centennial College if they are to survive. "There will have to be changes in fraternities. They will have to com plement the education students receive In class if they are to attract incoming freshmen," he said. The social asect of fraternities will have to be de-emphasized, according to Voboril. "It's not bad for fraternities to have a social program, but they are wrong in making it the essence of their existence. Voboril contends that the Centennial College will put much pressure on the fraternity system. He said that 50 more Centennial scholars would have gone through Rush Week litis year if there had been no Centennial College. He said the Centennial College Is simply a co-ed fraternity and "there wouldn't have been a need for Cen tennial College if the fraternities would have developed belter s'.udent- direction the committee will take," Copple continued. Committee assesses future The committee, for instance, could choose to assess the academic future of the University with emphasis on inter-collegiate programs, Copple suggested. The general purposes of the com mittee, according to the official pro posal approved by the Faculty Senate, the Liaison Committee and campus President Joseph Soshnik are: To continually assess, with faculty participation, academic programs and their functions in order to suggest more effective coordination or rear rangements; To define areas of teaching and research where new or significantly altered programs are required to meet the academic goals of the Uni versity, The Committee should be concerned with areas not within the. exclusive province of a single college. To suggest priorities for needed programs of both an immediate and long-range nature, and estimate costs in manpower and physical facilities. To make recommendations and state conclusions to the president and to assist the administration in the im plementation of programs presented to either the Regents or the Legislature, or to both. Richard S. Harnsberger, professor Omaha had no intention of capitulating," he said. The police arrived, and the 54 demonstrators were arrested and booked with "willfully refusing to leave the property of an educational institution upon being requested to do so by an administrative officer." Each demonstrator posted $25 bond and was released. The bond was put up by "a group of organizations and individuals in the black community," said Honore. When asked whether he thought the action of the BLAG group disruptive, Naylor said, "They were disruptive in the sense that there were so many of them around. They sat on the floor, and it wasn't possible to carry on normal operations." Naylor added he has given no con sideration to dropping the charges. Honore has said the BLAC "will use every means possible to get the charges dropped." Communication breakdown "The major cause of this was a breakdown in communication," Naylor said. "If there is an answer to campus unrest it is in communica tion. I hope the avenues of com munlcation can be opened wide enough so that something like this won't happen again." "I have no idea what the future holds," he added. "I hope the problem won't escalate." In a press conference Tuesday . s. Joe Voboril 1 t 1 .r- 1 ' ) r f i . . A 1 . f faculty relations. Centennial College Is doing the things we failed to do." The IFC president said he believes fraternities are In a perfect position to Implement a Centennial College type of program in their houses. He said the fraternity system Continued on page 3 of law, is sold on the committee's potential value. "The committee should consider where we are now academically and where we are going," he said. "In short, if the committee functions pro perly it should keep our academic arteries from becoming sclerotic." Committee has diverse elements It has enough diverse elements, from students to faculty and ad ministrators, so it will have an im pact, he added. When the Academic Planning Com mittee was approved at the Faculty Senate meeting last week, the only real opposition concerned the struc ture of the group. One professor moved to drop the deans from the committee but the motion failed. Copple asserted that the committee felt that a couple of members from the Dean's Council would give thrust to the committee. Byerly proposed that student participation be increased to four, but his motion failed. "The committee is already of pretty good size," Copple said. "I am con cerned about size and continuity." . On a legislative type committee, there should be proportionate representation .Copple said, but the Academic Planning Committee would not be legislative in nature. VOL. 93, NO. 32 campus morning, the BLAC representatives hinted that there would definitely be more action if Naylor didn't drop the charges and if Ray and Mrs. Engle weren't asked to resign. There was some rumor that the BLAC representatives would consider asking for the resignation of Naylor. Naylor said in reaction to the rumor, "Firing me would be the prerogative of the Board of Regents. I am sure that the Regents will support me." Honore said the rumor was er roneous. "At the present time there is no intention of violence," he added when asked about future BLAC ac tion. Honore said he believes t h e demonstrators have solid backing on the U.N.O. campus. Naylor, too, believes he has support. "I wish you could see the countless signed petitions, telegrams, and telephone calls I've received. There is not a negative voice among them," he said. "They were all in favor of my action, with complete confidence, urging me to continue the same line of action." Resolution for committee oved is appr The Nebraska Union Board approv ed a resolution Tuesday calling for the formation of an ad hoc committee with ASUN to explore suggestions for increasing direct student participation in the Student Union. Last week ASUN approved a simi lar resolution. The ad hoc committee's purpose Is to examine the Union's administrative structure, programming aspects, and financial arrangements. The com mittee Is to make periodic rerts of its findings. The Nebraska Union's resolution stated that the committee be compos ed of two ASUN Senators, two Union Board members, and four Interested students two appointed by the Union Board and two by ASUN. The Nebraska Union Board tabled several amendments to Its governing code until its next meeting. These In elude : Changing the number' of members from seven to twelve. The proposed amendment states the 12 members shall consist of the director of the Union, three faculty members, und eight students. This is a change from four students and two faculty members. -Changing the selection of the stu dent members. The proposed amend ment calls tor three to be selected bv the City Campus Program Council from its membership, one by the East Campus Program Council from Us membership and four by the ASUN Senate from the student body. Previously ASUN could not select any members to the Union Board. Crape workers' plight portrayed in film A film describing the working con ditions and attitudes of the grape workers, "Decision at Delano,", Will be shown Wednesday afternoon ot t'MI IE. The half hour him will run contin uously from 1:30 to 3:30 n.m. tA it" 1 I I i v t h t ? J I; v.