The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 11, 1971, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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    Wimmer faces
Hyde Park
ASUN Sen. Bruce
Wimmer, conservative and
often controversial student
politician, will speak and
answer questions at Thursday
afternoon's Hyde Park Session.
The talk, which will be
followed by a question and
answer period, is scheduled for
3:30 in the Union lounge.
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Landis . . . youngest elected official.
Bill to prohibit sexual course
goes to floor of Legislature
The Legislature's Public Health and Welfare Committee
Tuesday advanced to the floor Sen. Terry Carpenter's bill
prohibiting courses in aberrant sexual behavior at Nebraska
institutions of higher education except at the University of
Nebraska Medical College.
The committee held the bill for two weeks after the
initial hearing before voting 5-0 to send the measure to
general file.
The committee heard no opposition to another bill
creating a Nebraska Commission on Drug Abuse, and also
sent the Carpenter-sponsored LB 679 to the floor.
Checks from book exchange ready
Students with checks due
from books sold through the
ASUN book exchange should
pick up their checks as soon as
possible at the Student
Activities Office in the
Nebraska Union.
Unsold books can be picked
Counselor: Indians
No Indian has ever
graduated from the University
of Nebraska.
There are currently about
11,000 Indians living in
Nebraska; 16 of them are now
enrolled at the University.
Until recently, there has
never been a counselor to work
specifically with Indian
official bridges generation gap
up in the ASUN office, also on
the 345 Union.
Books that have not been
picked up by April 1 , will be
sold and the money will be
placed in the ASUN general
establishment of a statewide
Indian Commission and a
minority affairs office at the
University, the situation of
Nebraska's Indian
Santee Sioux and Omaha- is
finally coming into focus,
according to Alice Neundorf,
the new Indian counselor.
Education may be one of
the answers to the state's
Indian problem, she said, but
as of yet few provisions have
existed to help the Indian get
through the University.
"If you're on your own,
you're ignored," Neundorf
said. "Every Indian student
faces very special problems;
they are intimidated by the
Neundorf attributes her
major problems since taking
her job to the enormous
amount of beauracracy and
general disinterest of the whole
community towards Indian
For instance, she criticized
the financial aid situation.
Financial aid originates from
the Bureau of Indian Affairs
(BIA) in Washington and is
transferred to the University's
financial aids office to be
Staff Writer
"I don't like to emphasize
the differences in our ages. If I
put things in a 'me-they'
perspective, I think 111 be less
effective." ,
The speaker was Nebraska s
youngest elected public
' official, freshman law student
Dave Landis. The 22-year-old
Landis was elected to a four
year term as a supervisor for
the Lancaster County Soil and
Water Conservation District
last November.
He feels that the other four
supervisors on the board-all
between the ages of 40 and
60-have accepted him. But
first he had to sincerely prove
his interest in the job.
this was not just a put-on,
commented Landis, who is
married and has one son.
Landis also said his
knowledge of the legal aspects
of the district increases his
effectiveness as a supervisor.
"It has been a very good
experience so far," he said.
"The University is a synthetic
environment and this position
allows me to meet the people
who make decisions in
Nebraska, which you will not
find on the college campus."
The other four supervisors
are farmers in Lancaster
County. Landis, who is from
Lincoln, feels he complements
the rural background of these
One of Landis' first ideas
presented to the district
supervisors was for a pollution
conference in Lancaster
help identify pollution
problem areas in the county
and hopefully propose some
possible solutions to these
problems. A $10,000 grant
available under the federal
Environmental Education Act
would provide funds for the
"They rejected the plan for
several reasons," Landis said.
The fact that the Lancaster
County district has an annual
operational budget of less than
$10,000, which made the cost
race special proDiem
accept any scholarships from
private sources specifically for
Indians because it would
violate federal civil rights laws.
On this basis, the University
Foundation recently turned
down a prospective $300
scholarship donated by several
University professors, she said.
The proposal requested that
the money be given to an
Indian graduate student.
Another problem for
Indians is the lack of
minority-oriented courses,
Neundorf explained.
Webster Robbins, an Indian
student at the University has
designed a course entitled
minority group education in
conjunction with the History
and Philosophy of Education
Department. The Course
emphasizes the problems of the
poor rather than any particular
ethnic group, and is designed
to help majority students
understand the poor. Other
courses are being considered.
Robbins, however, is not
pleased. He wants to return to
his native Oklahoma to tell his
people, "it's not worth the
trauma of fitting into the
dominant society." He said
that demands made on the
of the conference seem quite
"The members felt that the
same ends could be reached
contacting other invplved
agencies in the county and
then consolidating efforts
toward the problem," Landis
Landis is going to request
that the supervisors go on
record in favor of Gov. J. J.
Exon's sewage treatment plant
fundage proposal. This
proposal would allocate state
funds for local communities to
build satisfactory
waste-treatment plants.
At this time only local and
federal funds are involved in
the projects. Landis sees this as
a step towards environment
approximately 80 Soil and
Water Conservation Districts
along with about 400 similar
grass-roots agencies will be
combined into 33 statewide
With the new arrangement
of the Soil and Water districts,
Landis will hold down one of
the seats on the boards until
his term expires or he is
He also hopes that the
arrangement will create a new
sense of responsibility in the
board members to attack the
problems plaguing Nebraska's
These districts will have
broader powers over not only
soil and water conservation,
but in other areas of
environmental control such as
watersheds and land use.
Two bills are currently in
this session of the legislature
which would affect this
proposed change. One bill,
sponsored by Sen. J. James
Waldron, would completely
repeal the proposed change,
while the other law proposed
by Sen. Jules Burbach, would
amend the law to contain 20
districts instead of 33.
"The board is realizing that
pollution and conservation are
synonymous These supervisors
are well-informed and
intelligent men," remarked
Indian go against the Indian's
value system.
THE INDIAN must be able
to make his choices, he
explained. "If we're going to
compete we must operate in
their (white man's) fashion; if
we're not going to compete we
must find something else."
The vital point, according to
Robbins, is that Indians have
the choice. These two
alternatives appear to be a
source of disagreement within
the Indian community.
In a sense the Indians are
lost between two cultures,
Nuendorf said. Most have been
disadvantaged in the white
culture, but still have a vague
longing for their historical
It is difficult to identify
surviving elements of Indian
culture as opposed to a
contemporary poverty
situation, she added. The
environment has so changed
that the Indian will never be
able to return to his past.
Neundorf feels there are few
outspoken enemies of minority
education and financial aid
the opposition is apathy.
Neundorf hopes "to get
something started here."