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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1970
VOL. 93, NO. 90
by GARY SEACREST
Nabraikan Stalf Writer
between the Council on Student
Life and the Greek system has
resulted in misunderstanding of
CSL's ad hoc committee on
racial discrimination, ac
cording to the chairman of the
"The CSL is not out to break
up the Greek system," said
Chairman John W. Robinson.
"The Council just wants to
amend and improve the Greek
CSL established the ad hoc
committee on racial
discrimination in April to in
vestigate racial policies or
student organizations. The
committee has the power to
recommend to CSL sanctions
against organizations that do
not comply with the CSL
Robinson said there has been
a great deal of misunderstan
ding about possible sanctions
the CSL might recommend if
an organization discriminates
because of race.
"When the CSL talks about
sanctions it means the Council
may recommend to the
Regents that action be taken
against a certain organiza
tion," remarked Robinson.
"The Board of Regents has the
right to review all action pass
ed by CSL."
The CSL chairman denied
that fraternities and sororities
are protected by the law
against CSL action because
they are private organizations.
"Although fraternities and
sororities are private
organizations they are still part
of the University," he said.
"And the University has
declared that no organization
should discriminate because of
Much of the confusion about
the ad hoc committee on is the
result of a letter the committee
sent to Greek houses.
Robinson said the ad hoc
committee's letter contained
many ambiguities. The com
mittee is in the process of sen
ding out a letter clarifying its
earlier letter, he added.
The first letter requested that
each organization endorse by
May 4 a statement which states
there are no bars to the in
clusion in the organization of
members of any race. . ,
The statement reads
"procedures for membership
selection do not include
'blackball' or similar systems
that permit a reasonably small
minority of the members to
prevent the selection of a pro
spective member ..." -Specifically,
cannot be restricted from local
membership because he or she
may be 'unacceptable to
If the organization was
unable to comply with the
statement it was to submit a
written statement of its pro
cedures and criteria for
membership s e 1 e c t i o n , in
dicating those aspects of the
statment with which it could
In last Tuesday's
meeting, many council
members objected to the ad
hoc committee's statement
because it included cultural
and religious discrimination
when the Council specified that
the ad hoc committee should
deal only with racial
CSL Tuesday passed a
resolution deleting the part of
the statement dealing with
cultural and religious
discriminaton and endorsing
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Students for Wally
campaign some more
As the May 12 primary election draws closer, Students
for Wally Peterson have two weeks of solid campaigning
ahead of them.
The Students for Peterson organization was formed to
help University economics professor Wallace Peterson in
his bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.
Steve Fowler, organization steering committee member,
said the purpose of the group was to provide the manpower
that would be needed in the next two weeks.
Students will be canvassing Lincoln for the Senate
hopeful. Fowler appealed, for help to "anyone and everyone"
interested working for Peterson.
The canvass will start Friday at 9 a.m. and continue
Saturday from 8 to 5 and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Students will continue the door-to-door campaign, passing
out literature, until the election. Campaign headquarters
is room 424 of the Anderson Building.
Students are urged to go to the headquarters "anytime
they can help and there will be something to do," Fowler
by MARSHA BANGERT
Nebraska!) Staff Writer
The 1969-1970 ASUN Senate did its thing
for the final time Wednesday, turning over
the gavel and the problems to the new
senators and executives.
Bill Chaloupka, outgoing ASUN presi
dent, announced that the record store will
not be opened until late summer. He ex
plained that the National Student Associa
tion (NSA) has not yet found a distributor
for the University.
After Chaloupka's report, Glenn Nees,
electoral commissioner, submitted the
election report stating that 2,400, or 14
per cent, of the University students
Nees warned the new senators, "That
is not exactly a mandate. People are not
screaming for you to take office."
Outgoing Sen. Phil Medcalf presented
an idea to raise student activities fees
two dollars to help provide minority student
scholarships. Medcalf, who will not be a
senator next year, asked interested students
to lorm a committee to work out
Shortly after being inaugurated as
ASUN president, Steve Tiwald told the new
senators, "Next year will be difficult; a
lot must be done. With a lot of hard
work, ASUN can really go places and
become more viable."
Following Tiwald's pep talk, a bill was
introduced into the new ASUN Senate to
change selection of the seven student
members of the Council on Student Life.
ASUN can now select no more than
two students from any college or more
than two from any living unit. The bill
would amend the charter of CSL to allow
three students to be selected from any
After the 75-minute meeting, the old
and new ASUN senators and executives
adjourned to Pioneers Park for a get-acquainted
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Joint effort, page five
Photo by Bill Ganiri
Corky Gonzales, militant
Mexican-American leader, will
speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union
Gonzales, from Denver,
Colo., has spent the last five
years organizing Chicanos Into
the "Raza" revolution.
At one time Gonzales was
rated as the third ranking con
tender for the World
Featherweight Boxing Cham
pionship by the National Box
ing Association. He was still in
his teens when he had won the
National Amateur Cham
pionship as well as the In
Until 1965, Gonzales was a
major figure in Colorado and
national Democratic politics.
But in a political storm, he
resigned, charging that "I was
used by the Democratic Party.
I was used because I had a
rapport with my people . . . Our
people who get involved
become political monsters."
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