The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1970, Image 1
itwmm v lit!iiiffe II' iliPIrt' 1 1; 11111 0 -v, q ' I llllj.. SP' ii z Vis Landis . . .. Tuesday a student, Wednesday supervisor County Soil and Water Conservation THURS., NOV. 5, 1970 Election marks new direction for University budget, future News Analysis by GARY SEACREST Nebraskan Staff Writer Tuesday's election of J. J. Exon as governor and several new NU Regents clouds the University's future in addition to demonstrating the public'3 deep disenchantment with the University. Although Amendment It (that would have abolished the Board of Regents) was soundly defeated, apparent voter animosity toward the University helped defeat one and possibly two incumbent Regento. It is .speculated that a record University budget recently proposed by the Board of Regents, last May's disturbances on the Lincoln campus, and the controversy over the homophile studies course severely hurt the two incumbents, Dr. B. N. Grecnbtrg of York and Richard Adkitis of Osmond. Greenberg, a Regent for 18 urs. was soundly defeated In the Fourth District by Dr. Robert J. Prokop of Wilber, a pu'holupy resident at the NU SVkdivul School in Omaha. Atlkiiii. Osmond banker and Recent for 12 years, trailed Schuyler grain denier Kerait Wagner by mora than 400 votes in the Third District with 98 per cent of the returns in. The issues of University spending and campus disturbances also played a part in Kxon's victory over Gov. Norbert T. Tiemann, whose policies had been often favorable to the university. Exon s victory is viewed as a bucklu&h against Tiemann's taxation and spending policies; and the University was seen as HBDRO a symbol of Tiemann's In creased spending. Claiming that the Tiemann administra tion failed to set guidelines for budget requests, Exon sees the University's proposed budget for 1971-73 as being "too high, way out of line.' Like Exon, Prokop cam paigned on the issues of University spending and law and order on the campus. Ho accused the Regents of being a "rubber stamp organization," urged full prosecution of all students who occupied the Military and Naval Science Building last May and labeled the investigation of last spring's campus disturbances a "whitewash." The University's request for $123 million in state funds for 1971-73 has been termed "ridiculous", by Prokop. Ho suld the state should expand vocational educution instead of meetim NU's "excessive demands." Prokop has been charged with conflict of interests In running for a Regents' seat. Prokop run from the Fourth District and claimed Wilber as his home, despite the fact hat he works at the Omuha Medical School. He will also be serving on thu bodj' that is his employer. Wagner favors "basic student part icipation" but says students can't be allowed to decide "what, when and where they should be taught." He says money is education's most pressing problem but holds lit tle hope that the University will receivt all the funds it is re questing. This year's elections also saw the Board increased from six to eight members. - elect to the Lancaster Board. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA In the new Eighth District in the Omaha area, attorney James Moylan defeated Gene P. Spence, an insurance ex ecutive. Moylan believes students should not have an actual voting voice in academic and non-academic matters, but that they should have an op portunity to be heard on such Turn to page 8 PACE reports to Most of the action at Wednesday's ASUN meeting concerned the Program of Ac tive Commitment to Education (PACE) proposal. Representatives of the PACE committee reported on the program's progress Including the petition drive being con ducted among the students. The proposal calls for a low-income scholarship program to be financed by an increase in stu dent fees. Senator Steve Fowler presented a resolution to allocate money from the ASUN General Fund for use by PACE. It requested $150 for posters and advertising and $250 to pay for a computer listing of the names and ad dresses of off-campus students. Fowler said the list was necessary to simplify the task of petitioning. A few senators disagreed. Although supporting the PACE idea, they thought the names could be taken from - the University roster of the buzs book thus saving the money. Proponents of the allocation fought back by noting the ex Law? student ivins conservation post Dave Landis, a University law student, woke up Wednesday morning as a supervisor-elect to the Lan caster County Soil and Water Conservation Board. Landis received 15,658 votes to qualify him as one of the three new members elected. Fred Retzlaff led in votes for the board with 17,588. Owen Perry trailed Landis with 15,423, but also qualified as a new member. The 22-year-old law student considers his election to the son-partisan agency important because "water control will be one of the major issues in the seventies." Landis is the only University student elected to an office in the state. ISM Davis speaks today Michael Davis will be making his first appearance at the University Thursday and Friday since being rejected as a philosophy instructor by the Board of Regents. Davis, a University of Michigan teaching fellow, will give a speech on student power Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room. Thursday Davis will also appear at Centennial College at 4:00 p.m., have dinner at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity House at 5:30 p.m. and speak at Schramm Hall at 9:30 p.m. Davis will appear Friday at an ASUN hearing to discuss the reasons behind the Regents' decision to reject his ap pointment. All the University Regents have been invited to attend the hearing. periences of past drives. Ac cording to Tim Kincaid, an overwhelming amount of time and work are necessary to organize without the com puter's help. Fowler added that the list would be kept available for use by other organizations thereby saving time and trou ble in the future. The allocation, which re quires approval by two-thirds of senate, failed. Few nay votes were cast but several senators chose to abstain from the decision. A last-minute motion to pro vide $200 for PACE advertising was quickly drafted and in troduced by Senator Roy Baldwin. His motion passed easily. The PACE committee is now considering solicitation of Lowlands Reader Pages 4, 5 Depending on the actions of the new governor and members of the legislature, Landis might move into a position of con siderable importance. A bill passed in the last session of the legislature, the Natural Resource District Law, will dissolve small conservation agencies like the one to which Landis was elected. If the bill is implemented, one central, statewide board will havw sweeping new powers in recreation development, pollu tion control and resource plan ning. Landis would be a member of that board, to be functioning by 1972. However, there was talk in the legislature of repealing the bill. Governor-elect J. J. Exon has also said he will lead a fight lo repeal the bill. VOL. 94, NO. 30 ASUN money to buy computer time. In other business it was an nounced that a public discussion of the Micheal Davis case will be held in tho Nebraska Union Friday. Although several administra tion personal are expected, senator Bill Arfmarv said he doubted that any of the Regents would attend. Those Regents who had responded to ASUN's invitation all reported that previous engagements would prevent their participation. A bill requiring the senate to meet at least once euch semester on East Campus was passed along with one setting guidelines for ASUN expen ditures. The Center for Educa tional Change, an office designed to investigate educa tional innovation and improve ment was approved. Students were appointed to joint committees which will review the policy statement on campus disorders and the car rying of firearms by campus police. Mike Rumbaugh, a student in law, was appointed chief justice of the student court.