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Frank shows his guts
"At least I have guts enough to come here and
wrestle with these problems with you," stated
Senate hopeful Frank B. Morrison. Mr. Morrison
spoke with about 100 students at Selleck Quad
rangle last night on topics that ranged from mari
juana to his opponent, Roman Hruska.
Whether or not you agree with Mr. Morrison,
he must be credited for his willingness to discuss
issues with students, a quality that Senator Hruska
has not yet shown. Morrison's claim that "you could
never get Roman Hruska within a shadow of this
great university" may be premature. Let us hope
so, for a confrontation between the two senate con
tenders would be a great service to the students
and all the voters of this state.
One step fonvard . . .
Two steps backward
The Senate of ASUN voted on a resolution
yesterday to offer the Regents a bound and gagged
committee bound by the restrictions of confi
dentiality that the Board would exact as admission
price to its secrets and gagged by the inability to
make known any new found information.
Student Senator Bill Arfman proposed the
resolution which would create a seven-to-nine mem
ber committee to "investigate the Davis case" along
the same lines as the Faculty Liaison Committee.
But the restrictions of secrecy that made the Liai
son Committee's report so frustratingly unsatis
fying would work the same effect on the student
group. It is doubtful that any new information
would arise (it could not be divulged anyway) and
there is no sense in the students taking the once
worn path trod by the faculty.
There is some irony in the resolution's request
to "make known to this committee all facts pertain
ing to the Davis case." Everybody gets a peek; the
faculty and administrators have had theirs and
now it's the students' turn. No one stops to consider
that the last person in the line is the one who is
most involved Michael Davis.
The resolution that Arfman Intends to intro
duce next week, pending the approval of Davis,
is far more sensible than today's effort. In it he
will call upon the Regents to make the facts and
basis for their decislon known to" the public rather
than to a few small groups who are then unable to
act on the knowledge.
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Uur man hoppc
Spiro's salary: $62,500
for raising hell in Minot
by ARTHUR HOPPE
There's the Midle East in
flames last week, with the
President off cruising around
Europe, and where was Vice
President Agnew? Why wasn't
he discharging his Constitu
Mr. Agnew's sole Constitu
tional responsibility, of course,
is to preside over the Senate.
It's the only job he's got.
SO FAR THIS YEAR, the
Senate's been In session for a
total of 950 hours. But Mr.
Agnew has presided for only IS
hours and 40 minutes. That's
less than three minutes a day.
And for this he gets $62,500 a
You'd think that with the
President away, Mr. Agnew
would at least hang around
Washington, waiting for the
phone to ring. But while the
Preident was touring
reporters actually located Mr.
Agnew in a place called Minot,
HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS
what he was doing out there.
But when the President got
back, there sure must have
been hell to pay.
"Look, Spiro, I tried to call
you from Zagreb. But they said
over at the Senate that they
hadn't seen you ail week."
"I know, Chief, I know. I was
hoping you wouldn't find out."
"While the cat's away, eh,
"I don't know what came
over me, Chief. I just had this
overwhelming urge to chuck
"LOOK HERE, SPIRO. I
picked you as my Vice
President because I thought
you'd make a swell presiding
officer in the Senate. And this
Isn't the first Ume you've
deserted your post. Your
record of absenteeism and
tardiness is appalling. What is
it? The hours? The pay? The
fringe benefits? After all,
$62,500 for a part-time job Isn't
"ITS NOT THAT, CHIEF.
It's just that it's weU
frustrating. I have to sit there,
listening to all those eloquent
speeches. And all I ever get to
say Is, The Chair recognizes . .
.' or, The motion Is defeated.'
Please, Chief, turn me loose.
Let me go around the country,
saying what you really think."
"I'll bring ! this country
together, Chief, by attacking
those effete, impudent student
snobs, that fratricidal
fraternity of privileged press,
those radical-liberal purveyors
of pornography and
permissiveness who. . ."
"Calm down, Spiro. You're
"I'll use my political savvy.
Chief. I'll go to Minot, N.D. and
enflame the citizens of Minot
with the desire to defeat
Senator Goodell of New York.
"SPIRO, I'M SHOCKED. Did
your mother raise you on Dr.
Spock? How would it look if I
permitted you to duck out on
your sworn Constitutional
responsibility and go traipsing
around the country saying
whatever came into my head?"
"But, Chief. . . ."
"No buts, Spiro. I'd be ac
cused, and rightly, of the most
pernicious kind of
truancy, advancing anarchy,
condoning immoral, ir
responsible behavior. What
kind of an example would that
be to our beleaguered college
"Gosh, Chief. I guess ... I
guess you're right"
"But in view of the way
you've served me, Spiro, I have
a small gift for you."
"Golly. Chief, a gold watch?"
"No. Spiro, a Ume clock."
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1970
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