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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1969
VOL. 93, NO. 38
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by Gary Seacrest
Action Line Editor
When will construction on the addition to Love Library begin?
I thought the Legislature had appropriated the necessary funds for
construction. What's the delay?
NU ACTION LINE: The fate of the Love Library addition is still
in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court due to a complex con
The controversy centers around the 1969 Legislature's LB 1425,
which was a state capital improvements' bill. A $4.5 million library
addition was one item in the bill.
The state constitution requires that any capital improvements'
bill introduced by the Legislature, which exceeds the governor's budget
recommendation, like LB 1425, requires a two-thirds majority to pass.
LB 1425 was passed on its first two readings by more than a two
The question facing the Supreme Court is whether the two-thirds
majorities the bill did receive in its first two reading meets the con
Why has Big Red used different holders for Paul Rogers field
goal attempts? Wouldn't it Improve his accuracy if one holder was
used all the time?
NU ACTION LINE: Nebraska has used three different field goal
holders this year because of the current substitution rule and the fact
that Glenn Paterson is new to the center position. In nine games this
year, Rodgcrs has connected on six out of twenty field goal attempts.
The current substitution rule states that only two players may be
substituted in field goal situations. When trying for a field goal, the
Huskers normally substitute Rodgers and center Joe Buda, and the
quarterback in the game at the time holds for the placement. Un
limited substitution is allowed during extra point tries and so the nor
mal holder is Tony Dvorsak, NU's most experienced holder.
Buda is substituted for regular center Glenn Paterson, because
Paterson is a converted tackle and is not as experienced in centering
Why are the regular doors on the north side of the Union only
used as an exit? During peak hours It is very difficult to get Into the
Union through the revolving doors.
NU ACTION LINE: The regular doors on the north side of the
Union were originally designed as a heavy equipment portal only.
However, the architect later planned the regular doors to serve as
Allen Bennett, director of the Union, said the revolving doors
were installed to meet fire code requirements and to be a seal to the
outside weather. Because of the great traffic using the Union, the re
volving doors were installed to cut down on heating and air condition
The Nebraska Trips and Tours Com
mittee has announced plans for an ex
cursion to El Paso, Texas for the Sun
Bowl football game which will pit
Nebraska against Georgia on December
The trip is designed for students and
faculty and staff members and families.
The group will depart Friday afternoon
December 19 and arrive in El Paso
via Eiectra Propjet that same afternoon.
They will return Sunday morning,
December 21, arriving that afternoon.
Included in the cost of 145 dollars
to students and 155 for faculty will be
round trip transportation, bus
Iransportatloti to and from the airport
In El Paso and to and from the game,
Friday and Saturday night motel ac
commodations, ticket to the game and
Interested perwns should sign up In
the program office, room 128 Nebraska
Union or phone 472 2455.
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Nebraskao Staff Writer
A memorial Hyde Park was the climax
of a living memorial to Robert Kennedy
In the Nebraska Union Thursday.
The program Included two Kennedy
films and a tape recording of Kennedy'
1968 Coliseum speech. About 100 people
were present for the memorial sponsored
by the University of Nebraska Young
"This program Is not just a memorial
to one man," said Hyde Park master
of Ceremonies Ron Alexander. "We art
here to review the Ideals thut Robert
Kennedy stood for."
He added that If the people of the
United States work to make the country
a better place to live they will be keep
ing Robert Kennedy alive.
Political science professor Ivan
Volgyes told the audience that he had
worked for both John and Robert Ken
nedy. In both cases, It was their Ideas
that made the men great, he said.
"During the campaign, we dreamed
1 The thick gold carpet and creme-col-ored
walls of the Alpha Phi sorority
house provided an unlikely backdrop
Wednesday night for a racial confronta
tion. But there it was: The atmosphere was
charged with bitterness and frustration
as blacks and whites tried to com
municate. "The source of the black problem is
you," fumed Diane Lewis gesturing to
the eight white girls arranged in a circle
about her. "We don't have any trust
for the white race. We don't want your
friendship. We want action."
The 30 sorority girls divided up into
smaller groups. A black sat in the mid
dle. The program of person-to-person
contact between blacks and sorority girls
was sponsored by Panhellenlc after the
Afro-American Collegiate Society in
itiated the program.
The aim is to help white people com
prehend the black movement and to
bare problems and prejudices. The
blacks have already visited two other
houses and will go to several more in
the next few weeks. ,
The discussions were filled with emo
tion. "So bitter"
"Blacks are so bitter," one of the
white girls said. "I want to give my
friendship and as much help as I can
give and you won't take it."
Another white girl said she'd read
books and talked with black leader Ernie
Chambers to find a way to help,
"All I got was violent accusations,"
she said. "What can that accomplish?
I don't see what can be accomplished
bv screaming at me because I'm
The blacks said they don't want white
friendship because 1) they do not trust
white people because white people have
let them down so many times and 2)
the black movement has created a new
unity among blacks and 3) thev do not
want "integration over a cup of coffee"
because that does not accomplish
"I don't want part-time friends," one
black said. "I don't want a friend who
has coffee with me and five minutes
later acts like ho doesn't know me.
I want a friend who will go to jail
'with me and get beat over the head
He told about demonstrations where
white liberals marched with blacks to
help support their cause. The police
began clubbing black demonstrators so
white marchers left when the police
He described the white supporters of
the Black Liberators For Action on
Campus (BLAC) standing around while
police carried blacks to jail during
demonstrations at the University of
Nebraska at Omaha.
"They stand around and give us the
peace sign," he said, "and say 'We're
behind you' while they watch us being
carried off to jail."
"We don't like to get beat over the
head or thrown in jail anymore than
you (whites) do. But we have got to
do this if we're going to get our rights,
and if you really wanted to help, you'd
stick with us when the going got rough.
Brutality wouldn't happen if there were
to be on panel
Robert Honore, head of Black Libera
tors for Action on Campus at the Uni
versity of Nebraska at Omaha, will be
part of a panel discussion Friday after
noon at 3:30 p.m. In the Union main
The Afro-American Collegiate Society
will sponsor the discussion on last
week'i demonstrations at UNO. The
panel will attempt to inform people
about the situation at Omaha, and the
A.A.C.S. will present a statement of po
sition on tho matter.
reviews the 'Kennedy Legacy'
of equality for all races," Volgyes con
tinued. "Robert Kennedy was one of
two men In the country who could walk
the streets of a black ghetto on the
day of Martin Luther King's assassina
tion and not fear being shot. John
Lindsay is the other."
"Both Robert and John Kennedy
wanted desperately to find a solution
to International problems that would not
destroy the human race," he said. "This
is their Importance."
Volgyes added that both men believed
strongly In liberty and freedom.
They were fallible human beings, but
they tried to do what they believed
In, he said.
"If liberty and justice for all Is too
much for you, then you should never
try to change things for the better or
support men like Kennedy," Volgyes
said. "But, I hope that In the future
pragmatism will lose out to ideals."
"We must continue to dream of things
that never were, and ask why not,"
people up if they knew a bunch of
mad white parents would be there
patching their daughters up."
One white girl asked how blacks
wouldn't allow whites to be their
"I wouldn't get arrested for a white
friend, so how do you expect me to
be willing to do it for you when you
won't even be my friend?" asked one
A black said if a white person went
to jail with him, he'd be his friend.
"How could a white want to do It
in the first place if he was socially
snubbed by blacks?" a girl asked.
"I want to be your friend because
I want in on all the anger and frustration
you feel," said a white. "I couldn't
commit myself to your cause unless
I knew you personally and understood
whites in the crowd. Pigs wouldn't beat
Nance Herman and Connie Gibbons, sorority sisters, listen and
react to the brothers and sister of a different culture.
are difficult to review
Renewals of student deferments are
becoming Increasingly more difficult to
obtain by students who find that they
have not completely fulfilled the Selec
tive Service II-S requirements.
The draft deferment Is based on two
requirements, according to Curt Mlcka,
one of the organizers of the campus
Draft Information Service.
To be deferred, Micka said Thursday,
a male must be a full-time student at
a college or university and must com
plete each year at least one fourth of
the total credit hours needed for a
These credit hours vary from college
to college within a university, and often
do not coincide exactly with the school's
definition of a student.
NU considers a sophomore student as
one who has accumulated at least 27
hours. A Junior Is anyone 'with over
S3 hours and a student with over 89
hours is a senior.
But most degrees in a standard four
year program are built around 125 to
130 total credit hours. Consequently, a
student must complete at least 30 hours
a year to fulfill the Selective Service's
Micka explained that two methods are
available to appeal the 1-A classification
Loren Casement, a University
economics professor, commented that It
is not easy to be optimistic when com
paring the policies of Robert Kennedy
with the policies being followed today.
"Kennedy held out a bright promise
to the country and a spirit seemed to
die when he did," Casement said.
"There is a lack of the kind of spirit
Kennedy was able to generate in the
He said that Kennedv proposed a
quality life for all people. He had a
great concern for human beings, Case
ment added. ,
"Today we seem more interested in
the 'silent majority.' " he contimmd.
"but, not the real silent majority. We
seem to have lost our concern for those
people who suffer in the midst of a
sea of affluence."
Casement charged the audience not
to be at ease with things the way they
are. "You should be active and out
fighting for the Ideals Kennedy believed
In," he said. "As Robert Kennedy might
you as a person."
The blacks accused the girls of always
wanting something in return. They
pointed out how materialistic American
society is and felt that whites would
not support the black movement without
"There always has to be something
in the deal for you, baby, doesn't
there?" said a black girl.
The friendship argument went unsolv
ed. A white girl said she agreed that
the blacks had justifiable claims, but
that she couldn't condone violence as
a means of solving the problem.
"We tried segregation and we tried
integration," answered a black. "When
we tried to do things peacefully you
didn't listen. We waited and waited and
nothing happened. The only thing you
which will result from a cancelled
The student should write his local draft
board and request a personal hearing.
Micka said. At such a meeting, ho will
explain his situation and show how he
could regain the necessary hours.
"Even if he doesn't get his deferment
back," said Micka. "He can still appeal
to the State Appeals Board."
The process of appeal to that board
Is the same. Again, the appellant must
demonstrate that he can adequately re
establish his class status.
This board will recommend their
decision to the local agency. But even
an unfavorable decision can be appealed
to a Federal Board, Mlcka said.
Most cases never become this com
plex, said Mlcka. He emphasized that
a local board will usually reinstate the
It-S classification once the necessary
hours are met, and often even
(Irndimte students arc another matter.
Often the classification is up to the
discretion of the board and appeals are
more complicated, according to Mlcka.
Information on any aspect of the draft
can be obtained from the non-profit
Draft Information Service, whose office
Is located In the basement of the United
Ministries in Higher Education.
have said, 'come my friends, It Is not
too late." "
"We must say that Kennedy Is dead
and we'll never know if he could have
done what he wanted to," Jan Healey
said. "But. I identified with Kennedy
for two reasons President Johnson's
policy in Vietnam and his toothless and
hollow war on poverty."
She pictured Kennedy as someone who
was "not a spotless hero." He was a
man who made mistakes like anyone;
However, he was a man of the old
politics who was trying to find the new
politics, Mrs. Healey said.
"Kennedy proved that the old politics
is dead," she continued. "He has started
us in a new direction where the people
actively question their leaders."
She said that in the future voters
should not look for an unblemished man
to lead them, but should look for so
meone who will listen to the will of
the people and execute that will with
his best efforts.
white people understand is a brick
through your window, so now that's what
"Nobody wants violence. But things
like that happen. Vietnam is violen
ce .. . nobody likes Vietnam, but that
is happening. It has to happen if we're
going to get anywhere. Can't you see
that the only thing that will move whites
to action is when they're forced into
Someone asked what black people
The answer was "black people want
everything white people want. Black
people want to be treated as first class
"Bunch of bull"
"The Bill of Rights is a bunch of
bull." a black said. "Whites run
everything, whites own everything.
Blacks get the left-overs. Blacks get
the rotten meats in their grocery stores
and the prices are higher than on the
west side of Omaha. Blacks don't have
a say in their schools or curriculums.
Blacks can't go or do or say anything
they want. If you were oppressed,
wouldn't you try to get out?"
The white girls seemed convinced that
such things were true. Perhaps some
hadn't been aware of it before, but all
seemed to agree that the blacks had
cause for gripes. They wanted to know
what they could do.
"If you don't want to get really in
volved, there are still things you can
do," said a black ... The groups had
"It's up to you to learn about black
people," one black said. "Seek out
things. Read books. There is a whole
library of books that can be checked
out by the Afro-American Collegiate
"If you are a hopeless case, here's
your chance to learn about black people-.
Throw your mind open to lots of things.
When you marry, you will run this
country. Black people won't be treated
right then, either. Don't teach your kids
to think like you do. Don't make them
fall into the bag like your parents made
One black pointed out that the big
problem is that white people are so
ignorant of the blacks. Yet the only
ones who can educate a white is the
"With all our money problems and
such, we have to take time out to explain
to you whites what its all about," he
said. "I just treat whites like children
when I talk to them about the racial
problem because they know so little."
Over 3,000 "work for peace" buttons
were sold in Lincoln for the November
Vietnam War Moratorium, but con
siderably fewer button-wearers actually
worked for peace during that week.
In order to Increase active participa
tion, help is now being sought by
Moratorium organizers In planning
December's protest action scheduled for
the 12th, 13th 14th and Christmas Eve,
A large group planning session Is
scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at the
United Ministries In Higher Education,
333 N. 14th.
Many activities are now In the plann
ing stages. Canvassing is to be on a
much larger scale than the November
action, when fewer than 200 students
could be found to work during the two
"It is hoped that at least 500 students
and community people will help work
for each of the three days," according
to Tim Sindelar, one of the canvassing
"What happened to tfie 4,000 marchers
who said they believed In pence?"
Sindelar said. "At least one-eighth of
them should want to work for peace,
unless they've become bored with peace
or too busy to give even two hours
on a Sunday afternoon to try to end
He stressed the Idea of canvassers
coming from the Lincoln communis
working In their own neighborhoods anli
suggested that residence floors or Gn
houses could organize ail Interested
members Into a canvassing unit.
The Daily Nebraskan will pub
lish a special issue on Monday
concerning drugs. The issue will
be the final publication before
Thanksgiving vacation. The Ne
braskan will resume publication
Wednesday, Dec. 3.
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