The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 11, 1970, Image 1

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    Student IDs are required
All University meeting 9 a.m. today in the coliseum
to learn results and consider alternatives.
VOL. 93 NO. 97
University meeting Monday
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Photo by Howard Rosenberg
victorious at the Sunday town hall
Rally speakers stress
peaceful student dissent
Nettraikaa Staff Writer
Although most of the
speakers at Saturday's peace
rally advocated peaceful pro
test to the Indochina war,
Omaha Black Panther David
Rice reminded the 4,000 daisy
carrying listeners that "no
flower in the world will stop a
"The only way to get power
la the people ts to defend it,"
Rice said, "because flowers
and talk of love won't do it."
"Love is fine," he said, but
"when President Adolph Nixler
says he won't be influenced by
peaceful protest," dissidents are
foolish if they don't defend
themselves from violence.
Unorganized confrontation
with the police "will only get
you four dead Kent students,"
Rice safd. "Protestors must
learn to deal with the govern
ment the same way the Viet
namese people are dealing with
the American government," be
But the other speakers during
the five-hour rally stressed
peaceful dissent.
munism is succeeding is where
"the United States is trying to
maintain imperialism by
violence," according to author
professor John Swomley.
The purpose behind the U.S.
decision to move 22.7 miles into
Cambodia was not to destroy
enemy headquarters and
sanctuaries but to move them
23 miles Inland, Swomley con
tended. "Part-time demonstrations
and occasional resistance to
our Indochina policy" must
stop and a sustained effort to
end the war Is needed, he said.
Students are tired of elected
representatives and university
administrators who support the
military-industrial complex,
Swomley continued. "Students
can and should get rid of ROTC
on campus without violence"
by putting pressure on the ad.
ministration, he said.
"ROTC remains on campus
only with your approval You
have allowed campuses to
become little West Points."
The only thing campus
violence can do is solidify the
middle class behind the
military-industrial complex, he
said. One non-violent method of
effecting change is the boycott,
Swomley said. He advocated
that students stop buying pro
ducts from merchants who
"beat the war drums."
LIFE IS MORE important
than education, according to
Dr. James C. Kavanaugh,
author and a former Roman
Catholic priest.
"You can live without a
degree. Hell, I've got three I
never use," he said.
Kavanaugh also said reform
and revolution are more im
portant than education. He ex
plained that the educated
ultimately become the In
tellectual elite who don't do
"The revolution In which we
are involved is a human
revolution," he said. "I don't
know what good it does to end
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The outcome of Sunday afternoon's "strike-no strike"
vote will be announced at an all-University meeting 9 a.m.
Monday at the Coliseum.
If students have voted to continue the strike, students
at the Monday meeting are expected to debate alternative
courses which the strike may take. If a "no" vote prevails,
students may seek to adopt other methods of challenging
U.S. policy in Indochina.
Confusion over parliamentary procedure at Sunday's town
meeting prevented much pertinent discussion of whether
the student strike should be continued.
Some students who controlled the microphones most
of the time felt that a bona fide motion to vote on the
strike's future was not inherent in the resolution passed
at Tuesday's town meeting, while others contended that
a motion, under old business, was on the floor.
"Students got their heads bashed in Chicago for protesting
railroading the same railroading crap we got here,"
commented Tim Kincaid, ASUN senator, on the parliamen
tory antics.
STEVE TIWALD, ASUN president, said he believed the
extended discussion over parliamentary procedure to be
an attempt by some conservative students to prevent
discussion for or against the strike.
A few audience members left during the debate over
the legitimacy of the motion, and many were restless.
One student commented as he left the Coliseum, "I swear
this is all a bad dream."
WHEN THE QUESTION was called, Doug Klunder, acting
chairman, asked for a hand vote, but decided the results
were too close to be determined. A secret ballot was taken
as students left the building. Results are scheduled to be
released when the town meeting reconvenes at 9 a.m Mon
day. ASUN election Commissioner Glenn Nees said there had
been no more than 30 people who came to the meeting
late to vote. Students were not to be allowed to vote
unless they had attended most of the meeting, but the
final decision to. allow these 30 people to vote was made
by people on the strike committee, he said.
"I THINK we should all be reminded that this strike
issue is a political thing," said Rochelle Roth, an English
graduate assistant.
"We are the heart of Nixon country and if we protest,
we are making a dent in Nixon's support," she said. "We
should continue to strike at least until the McGovern bill
is passed or something constructive is done in Washington "
A delegation called the Committee for Undisrupted
Education (CUE) presented what they called an "alternative
to a complete University shutdown or a complete halt to
the student strike."
BOB VLASAK, CUE chairman, said the word strike
has no validity, and it wouldn't "unless all 20,000 students
voted for the strike." Vlasak said about 10 students had
drawn up an amendment which "is an alternative to beimr
for or against the strike." b
The amendment's two points read as follows
1) Voluntary arrangement with teachers on grades -but
classrooms open and teachers in attendance for those
who wish to attend.
2) Allow any student to attend discussions on the Indo
China situation within the provisions of the above
The CUE amendment was withdrawn from consideration
to be presented at a later time.
war when we continue to hate
each other. A human revolution
proceeds from love."
WHEN 8,000 show up in Lin
coln, Nebraska, to protest the
war In Indochina, "that's
beautiful," according to John
. Green of Omaha, a Creighton
University student.
Green, who had just returned
from Washington, D.C., urged
students to get signatures on a
petition supporting the Goodell,
Hatfield, McGovern bill. The
bill would cut off all funds for
military expenditures in
Southeast Asia after December,
1970, except for withdrawal
"YOU'RE TWICE as safe
being an American soldier in
South Vfetnam than a Viet
namese civilian," said John
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