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The often-heard but seldom proven state
ment that ASUN has no value whatsoever is
inaccurate at this time of year. In the next
few weeks, ASUN executives will be appoint
ing ASUN committee chairman and students
to faculty committees. In both these areas,
ASUN has proven valuable to the student
If you are interested in doing something
for the University and the student body,
check into the following committee possibili
ties at the ASUN office: ASUN committees
Service work to establish student services:
education educational reform through ad
visory boards, Teaching Council, etc.; Legis
lative liason promote student interests by
lobbying in the Legislature; faculty evalua
tion; conference committee plan a fall
conference on student concerns; free univer
sity arrange free, non-credit courses on
topics of interest to students.
Two students will be selected for each
of the following faculty-student committees:
intercollegiate athletics, calendar and exam
inations, grading, libraries, scholarship and
financial aids, convocations and scholastic
Other University committees to which
students can be appointed by ASUN include:
publications board, which appoints the staff
of the Daily Nebraskan ;nd Cornhusker;
housing policy which makes University hous
ing policy; student tribunal to hear matters of
student discipline; Union Board; parking ap
peals; parking policy-making authority over
student social and out-of-classroom activities,
subject to review of the Regents.
ASUN has not proven to be a powerful
legislative body for students, but it has proven
its ability to serve students and the Univer
sity through its committees and University
committee appointments. ASUN can be effec
tive in this manner, however, only if students
show an interest. Sign up for these committee
positions in the ASUN office.
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by ARTHUR UOPPE
It was on September 2" 1970, that
a mob of angry adults, shouting, "Punks
off campus!", stormed through the gates
of Siarewe University and smashed every
window in the Student Union.
"This is the dawn of the counter
revolution?" cried their leader, Sidney
Snell, a 43-year-old bank teller. "We are
going to tear down this decadent, nihilist,
violence-prose student society and build a
better, more humane one in its place."
Snell explained to the television
cameras that he represented APS the
Adults for a Polite Society. And be promis
ed further militant action. "Violence and
rudeness is all these kids understand," he
The students were shocked. SDS leader
Abbie Hayden called a mass protest rally
the next day. His remarks, however, were
drowned out by a claque of APS faculty
members, chanting, "Punk! Punk?
University President Grandville Gronv
met. himself, poured a sack of fresh
manure over young Hayden's head.
Humanities Professor Hadley R. Hadley,
something of a hothead, completed the
disruption of the meeting by setting fire
to the rostrum.
News coverage of the two events was
devoured eagerly in millions of American
homes. It fanned a long-smoldering spark.
Middle-aged eyes tit up. Over-forty
shoulders squared. And more than one
father told his son to go get a haircut
or he'd hit him with a two-by-four.
Across the land, APS chapters sprang
up. Militant middle-agers met in cells
beneath the portraits of Spiro Agnew and
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Ronald Reagan to operate clandestine
mimeograph machines calling all adults
to the counter-revolution.
"Off the Punks!", "Up the Bloodbath!"
and "Who's Running Things Around Here
Anyway?" became universal rally la g
Allowances were cancelled, cars
reclaimed and strict curfews applied in
millions of homes. A group of over-forty
fanatics known as The Hourmen were
blamed for a series of bombings of student
hangouts and rock and roll stations.
Student leaders, wary and ap
prehensive, demanded police protection.
But there was no question whose side the
police were on.
The high point came when Snell of
the APS met young Hayden of the SDS
on the nationally-televised program, "Jaw
"How do you expect to reform our
student society, demanded Hayden angri
ly, "through rudeness and violence?"
"In exactly the same way, replied
Snell smugly, as the middle-aged audience
cheered, "that you expected to reform
Outnumbered, out-gunned and out of
money, the students finally were forced
to surrender. Laws were passed raising
the voting age to 30, requiring everyone
under 21 to address everyone over 21 as
"Sir. and combining the universities with
the penal system.
"Now that the counter-revolution has
at last succeeded," said Snell triumphantly,
'"our young people will grow up to be
just as tolerant, just as humane and just
as non-violent as we are.
And, by George, they did?
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1970
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