The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 22, 1970, Image 1

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Mud slinging, charges,
counter-charges and promises
dominated debate as the
Governor and J.J. came to the
University Wednesday night.
Democratic guberna t o r i a 1
candidate J. J. Exon told the
overflowing crowd at the
Nebraska Union that he wasn't
"going to duck any questions."
He kept his promise but his
answers frequently brought
groans from the student
dominated audience.
Exon said as governor he
would not recommend as much
Nixon to be
in Omaha
U. S. Senator Roman L.
Ilruska Wednesday night
announced President Rich
ard M. Nixon will come to
Omaha Thursday, Oct 29,
on behalf of Republican
The President will speak
at the Ak-Sar-Ben Colise
um at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
Ilruska said. Further plans
are Indefinite.
money to the University as
Gov. Tiemann. But the
democratic candidate promised
he would not be a "scrooge"
when it came to making budget
r e commendations to the
"The University of Nebraska
budget would be in a lot more
trouble without the victories of
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(last verse)
On the twelfth day of Halloween
my true love gave to me twelve bats a-flying,
eleven masks a-lecring, ten ghouls
a-gronning, nine ghosts a-booing, eight
monsters shrieking, seven pumpkins glowing,
six goblins gobbling, five scarey spooks,
four skeletons, three black cats, two trick
or-treaters, and an owl In a dead tree.
... so sang the Youth International Party
(YIP) choir Wednesday la the Nebraska Union.
the NU football team," Exon
Unlike Exon, Gov. Tiemann
refused to mention specific
areas of the University budget
he thought should be trimmed.
"More important than what is
going to be cut from the
University budget is the role
the University is going to play
in the development of the
state," responded Tiemann.
One of the hottest points of
the debate between the
gubernatorial candidates was
the issue of law and order on
the campus.
While admitting unnecessary
force should not be used to
quell disturbances, Exon said
he favored "bringing in the
necessary force" to deal with
campus violence.
"Before I send in the Na
tional Guard on this campus I
would consult Chancellor
Varner," promised the
Democratic candidate.
The Governor said he would
confer with the University
administration and student
leaders before calling the
National Guard on campus. He
also remarked that trained and
experienced guardsmen carry
ing live ammunition would
come on campus only if regular
law enforcement officers could
not handle the disruption.
Turning to last spring's
unrest on the University
campus, the Republican
Governor praised student
leaders for keeping the campus
peaceful. "The principal reason
there was no serious trouble
was that you had some
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Controversy settled
Nebraska Staff Writer
"Personally, I just think that
some people are raising hell to
make political hay. But I just
want to clear up this issue."
With those words, ASUN
President Steve Tiwald began a
discussion at the student senate
meeting Wednesday on an issue
that nearly everyone
senators,' administrators
faculty and newsmen hope
has been put to rest.
That issue is the expenditures
during last May's strike ac
tivities. The final point of con
troversy which may have been
settled Wednesday is $1,565.82
used to pay for three town
meetings in the NU Coliseum.
The issue has been haggled to
death, most people agree. But
the conflict seemed to
culminate this week with a
news release issued by ASUN
Sen-. Bruce Wimmer.
The release, which appeared!
Come back, please come back
Besides controversy, con
fusion and complexity, the
ASUN Senate has had to deal
with another serious problem
this year.
Senators don't seem to want
to stay for the entire
The meetings have gotten a
little long. Wednesday's lasted
until 6:15. The two meetings
before that were also
At the Wednesday meeting,
discussions dragged on and as
supper time neared the ranks
of senators thinned. Before any
new business was introduced,
the Senate had lost its quorum
which for all practical
purposes renders the legislative
body helpless.
ASUN President Steve
in most area newspapers,
charged a "blatant cover-up
attempt of President Joseph
Soshik's actions during the
disruptive acitvity, by Miles
Tommeraasen, University fi
nance and business director."
Wimmer charged the student
money "was wrongly spent."
Tommeraasen, as well as two
of the three ASUN senators
who Investigated the issue
recently, agreed the whole
problem was one of an error in
accounting procedures.
The costs of the three mass
meetings last May were paid
from unallocated student fee
allocations, not ASUN funds.
Tommeraasen told the
The money was never sup
posed to pass through the books
of ASUN, he continued.
However, through mistake it
did. The bookkeeping error was
rectified when caught.
Costs of the mass meeting
Tiwald became increasingly
irritated as he watched senator
after senator walk from the
meeting room.
Finally, in a very mild out
burst, the ASUN president
chastised the senators for
"I see some of the senators
leaving now are the very ones
who weren't here at 4 'clock
and prevented us from starting
the meeting on time."
Bob Pfeiffer then seconded
Tiwald's request for the
senators to stay put.
But several ASUN officials
had already noticed that the
quorum (22 voting senators)
had been lost.
Several people were already
out trying to persuade
wayward senators into return
. . . hopefully
included setting up and putting
away chairs, procuring sound
equipment and lighting.
. "Everything was
automatically charged to
ASUN, but it shouldn't have
been," Tommeraasen said.
"The University administration
considered t h e all-student
meetings a proper acitvity to
be paid for with a supplemental
appropriation of unallocated
student fees."
The administration made no
judment on tlie issues to bo
discussed at the mass
meetings, Tommeraasen said.
The important thing was that
the administration deemed the
meetings important and
legitimate expenses, he add
ed. Apparently satisfied with
Tommeraasen's explanation,
the Senate amended slightly
the investigating report of the
three ASUN Senators. Wim
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ing for more of the action.
But after seeing that the
quorum was definitely gone
Pfeiffer, who conducts the
meetings, stated: "I know
where there are three
With that h e hurriedly left
the room. A five minute unof
ficial break ensued.
Pretty soon a senator
returned to the room. Then
another, and then another
Then several more. And finally
Pfeiffer himself returned.
With 25 senators present,
three more than the quorum,
the meeting went on despite
the occasional looks of
nervousness and anxiousness
on the faces of senators who
wanted so badly to leave.
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