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VOL. 94, NO. 31
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Miss Black
Carol Jenkins was
chosen the New Miss
Black Collegiate Ne
braska Saturday at
the Afro - American
Collegiate Society
sponsored pageant.
Talent contestants in
cluded Denise Downs
(left) and Geraldine
Bowden. A skit enti
tled "Boom, Boom"
brought a great deal
of surprise to some
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photos by Dan Ladcly
Women's Liberation may
soon hit the all-male Cor
nhusker Marching Band if the
NU Women's Action Group has
its way.
When the 175-man Marching
Band performs during
halftimes at football games the
only woman on the field is
"Sunshine Girl" D 1 a n n e
Tangeman of Omaha. Women
are not allowed to play in the
Marching Band.
However, Toni V. Hilliard of
the NU Women's Action Group
said Sunday that she will lodge
a formal complaint against
Marching Band Director Jack
R. Snider for sexual
discrimination with the Faculty
Senate's Women's Rights
Committee. The Committee is
charged with investigating the
status of women on campus
and proposing measures to
correct any existing patterns of
"I'm certain," Hilliard said, '
"that as soon as this comes to
the attention of the proper
authorities there will be a quick
about-face in the Marching
Band's discrimination against
Asked recently if he was
discriminating against women,
Snider replied, "I'm not
discriminating against
Snider explained that the
Marching Band began as a
ROTC band with no women and
"we have continued the tradi
tion." He added, "It is func
tionally better to have only
men in the band."
The Marching Band Director
noted that his organization
would have to be "quite dif
ferent" if women were includ
society as
The Program of Actlva
Commitment to Education
(PACE) will benefit not only
the low Income students but
also society as a whole, ac
cording to David Levine.
Levine, chairman of the NU
psychology department, ex
plained that everyone In the
society will benefit if poor peo
ple are allowed to reach their
full potential.
He said, "The notion Is that
opportunities in this country
should be open to everybody."
The truth, he added, is that
certain opportunities ar very
difficult to take advantage
without money.
According to Levine, PACE
Is really a conservative pro
posal because it does not call
ed. He said there would be ad
ded expenses for chaperons
during trips and different
uniforms, if women joined the
Marching Band. Kansas State,
Oklahoma State and Missouri
of the Big Eight Conference
currently have women in their
marching bands.
Another reason for barring
women, according to Snider, is
that the Marching Band is
"very physical and the weather
Is often bad."
Snider explained that the
Marching Band is part of the
regular band program in whfch
participants earn one hour's
credit. "We have 60 to 65 girls
in the band and they help us.
(the Marching Band) a lot, but
they don't march," Snider
remarked. Although the
Marching Band has no women
musicians, women do
participate in other NU
Hilliard is sharply critical of
Snider. "As far as sexual
stereotypes go, Mr. Snider is a
perfect example this man
can say that women are in
capable of marching with in
struments because the work is
too 'physical' and there is 'bad
weather' ", she said.
"His narrow view does not
permit him to see as far as the
nearest high school's marching
band. Was he watching at Band
Day as both women and men
from all over the state march
ed together?"
"The Women's Action
Group," she said, "calls upon
those responsible people in the
Unfversity to change this policy
of sexual discrimination in the
marching band."
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for putting everyone through
school. It is, he noted, designed
to help only "the talented poor
"PACE is a good idea," he
claimed, "if we accept the lda
of equal opportunity." "The
only argument is whether the
s!ate or the students should
provide the necessary
He would rather have low
income scholarships provided
wfth tax money. Ibwever,
Levine believes that students
and faculty represent a "select
group" who will understand the
problems , and potential con
tributions of the poor.
The faculty has already
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