The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1970, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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    Tiemann topples
Profile of defeat
Nebraskan Copy Editor
A solitary bulb in the Pepsi
machine filled the room with
an eerie, greenish light.
Reflecting off the walls, the
light revealed the room was
filled with desks, couches, and
mimeograph machines.
The walls were heavily laden
with campaign paraphrenalia
posters, crepe paper,
balloons and smiling pic
tures. The only thing conspicuously
absent from the room was
people. Tiemann Headquarters
had seen livelier days.
Only a week earlier the
Headquarters had been the
bustling center of campaign
activities. Bursting with people,
the room had been alive with
typing, sorting and schedul
ing. But now the room was dead.
University sophomore Tom ,
Terpstra, the sole occupant of
the Headquarters Monday
afternoon, explained the
silence, saying "Everything's
done. If It hasn't been doue
now, It won't do any good."
Tuesday, action increased.
Some voters were shuttled to
the polls. Even so, when the 8
p.m. poll-closing came, the
College Night
at the
Royal Grove
Kappa Alpha Theta
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Iloval Grovc-lloward
room was abandoned and
Dearly, the action was
At the Republican "victory"
party, held at the plush
Villager Motel, things were
starting to happen.
The over-confident crowd,
spangled with buttons, pins and
stickers, stood chatting
cheerfully. Conversation flowed
readily, as did the liquid
refreshments, but stuck to
subjects of football and fami
ly. About nine o'clock the first
substantial returns trickled
and conversation began to
change. With first returns in
dicating large leads for Exon,
there were at least a few
startled Republicans.
"I just don't understand why
this is happening," said Lincoln
housewife Sara Boatman.
Prime topic of conversation
was the difference of rural
and urban vote outcomes. MI
don't believe they can judge the
outcome of any election by
sampling 40 precincts, all of
them in Douglas County,
grumbkd one bald-beaded GOP
None the less, conversation
remained light on the whole,
with only a few visible signs of
nervousness appearing in the
By eleven o'clock, things
Shaw Representative 189-3643
were getting sweaty. Tiemann
had fallen well behind, with an
increasingly larger portion of
the rural vote having come in.
Hardly any conversation but
political was anywhere to be
Comments turned to the
Governor's opponent, J. J. Ex
on. One businessman accused
Exon of playing a "double
game" straddling both sides
of the fence.
Another said he didn't believe
Exon could carry out his new
programs and lower taxes at
the same time.
One young Republican
answered that it could be done,
but Exon would have to sell
raffle tickets. Another sug
gested legalizing gambling and
putting a tax on it.
By the time midnight rolled
around, Exon was leading 58
per cent to Tiemana's 38, and It
was painfully apparent that a
rally was not to be expected.
.Conversation turned to the past
four years and Tiemann's suc
cess as governor.
Student films
There were 347 entries rep
resenting 84 schools in the
Fifth National Student Film
Festival, making the festival
the largest student film com
petition of any kind.
Satire, political statement,
and observation of the human
condition characterizes the
majority of this year's en
tries. "Showdown" is a satire
on Peckinpah-type western
movie violence. "Selective
YWCA to discuss
elimination of racism
A plan of action to "elimin
ate racism wherever it exists
by whatever means neces
sary" will be discussed at a
student YWCA meeting, Thurs
day, said Mary Dean, NU-Y
Harry Canon, director of the
University counseling service,
will speak about white racism
at the 4:30 meeting, open to
all students, in the Nebraska
Combating racism is a prior
ity established last spring by
the National YWCA conven
tion. Dean said.
The governor arrived at 12:45
and gave a brief concession
Fighting back tears, Tiemann
said he had sent a telegram to
Exon, congratulating him and
wishing him luck in the next
four years. He continued to say
that the course of progress had
"already been charted" for the
state and that it couldnt be
stopped, no matter who was
Assuring the crowd that
Nebraskans are the best people
in the world, Tiemann broke
away and made his exit
Almost as quickly the party
start Friday
Service System" is the filming
of a young man shooting him
self in the foot to avoid the
draft "Natural Habitat", "Si
lent Majority", and "42nd
Street Movie" are glimpses of
people at work and play.
Fourteen films will be shown
in the small auditorium of the
Union on November 6, 7 and
8 at 7 and 9 p.m. and the East
Campus Union at 2 p.m. on
November 8. The program will
last about an hour and a half.
This priority calls for an ex
amination of Y and NU pro
grams to determine whether
they're racist or are working
against racism, the treasurer
The focus will center on the
NU hiring policies and finan
cial aids programs since these
programs greatly affect stu
dents, Dean said.
"The whole university gains
from contact with minorities
and that helps us understand
people better," she added.
"One of the big problems is
to get something specific go
ing on racism and people can
do their part through the Y".