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CSL: first hurdle
The leaders of our
community have neglected
their duties. They have
permitted blatant racism, in
the form of the racist
membership policies of the
Elks lodge, to thrive in our
community. Not only this, but
they have permitted the state
to expedite the perpetuation of
these policies by granting the
Elks the privilege of a liquor
We are even sorrier that an
attempt was made recently to
excuse the state's role in
those who justify the
recommendation of the city
council don't understand what
racism has done to our society.
We may not admit; but we
The Human Relations
Insight League contends that
the community is ready to
admit the price we pay for
racism. We further believe that
the citizens of Lincoln are
ready to take a stand for the
preservation of their
community. One way to do
this is through combatting the
institutionalized racism of
fraternal organizations. We
have found that according to
Nebraska State Statute 53:125,
an organization in bad standing
in the community is not
entitled to a state liquor
license. You see, racism may
not be condemned in the
community from which the
Elk's representative comes; but
the Elks lodge is surrounded by
a much different community.
This is the community of the
Black, the Mexican-American,
and the Indian. The people
who are the victims of
discrimintion, not the
discriminators. It is also amidst
the University community; and
as we all know, and as will be
indicated today, racism is held
in very low regard in the
academic community. Only if
you deny the existence of this
can you deny the poor
reputation of the Elks lodge.
The point is, the
representatives of the Elks
probably don't realize the
sentiments of the community
in which Elks lodge number 80
We repeat, according to
Nebraska State Statute 53:125,
an establishment not in good
standing in the community is
ineligible for a state liquor
license. The charitable works
of the Elks are commendable.
Their racism is deplorable. As
Gary Hill of the Human Rights
Commission stated in the City
Council hearing, we don't
equate benevolence and booze.
The Elks should not require
liquor to continue their
Human Relations Insight League
The American Federation of
Teachers Steering Committee
at the University of Nebraska
wishes to apologize to our
colleagues who have not
received in the campus mails
our position paper on academic
freedom and a membership
card that was to have
accompanied the paper.
It is our understanding that
some faculty members may
have received these materials
through the campus mails.
Mailing of the remaining
materials, however, was halted
by administrative action. This
discriminatory action by the
administration was taken after
the AFT Steering Committee
had already made appropriate
financial arrangements for
payment with the Bursar and
after the administration had
accepted AFT materials for
We were told that
administrative review of
existing policy necessitated
denying us access to the
campus mails. However, access
to these facilities is not
foreclosed to the AAUP, the
Faculty Wives Club, the
Faculty Club, or to
such as the United Appeal
Fund, and the Blood Bank.
Although we recognize the
need for restrictions on campus
mailing privileges, we see no
reason why existing policy
should not be" followed until
new policy is formulated. We
believe it is significant that no
one previously had heard of
this policy review prior to
attempts by the AFT Steering
Committee to use the campus
We strongly disapprove of
this action and are in the
process of registering a
complaint with the
administration. We believe that
administrative intervention in
this matter provides additional
evidence of the need for an
effective labor organization to
protect the rights of faculty
members at the University of
AFT Steering Commmittee
Paul A. Olson
George E. Rejda
Iowa U Strike?
Mayday (May 1) will be a
Celebration of the Peoples'
Peace in Iowa City, Iowa.
University of Iowa students
from Veterans Against the War,
Student Liberation Front, New
University Conference, and
Peoples' Peace Treaty
Committee have formed the
MayDay Coalition to sponsor
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the event. Though not
affiliated with the groups
holding the Washington, D. C.
demonstrations in May, the
festival demonstration will
take place at the same time and
will be complimentary.
Ten rock bands are
scheduled to play on Mayday,
along with speakers from
anti-war, labor, Vietnam
Veteran, farm, and welfare
rights groups. May 2 there will
be workshops all day on
campus concerning the war,
imperialism, racism, sexism,
unemployment, poverty, etc.
May 5 actions are planned
across the country and on the
Iowa campus against the war
and the government. Actions
against ROTC, draft busses,
and a student strike are possible.
The May 1,2 and 5
activities are to be in
remembrance of the Peoples'
Peace Treaty, International
Workers Day (May 1), the
Cambodian and Laotian
Invasion, Kent State, and
The University of Iowa has
refused permission for the
Coalition to hold the
Celebration of Peace on the
campus. The group is currently
negotiating with the city for
use of City Park. Spokesmen
say the activities will go on no
matter what happens. They
urge people to come to Iowa
City both to join in the
Celebration and to exchange
ideas for implementation of
the Peace on May 5.
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Iowa Memorial Union
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A large, broad-based group of students will
be submitting a housing proposal to the
Council on Student Life this Friday morning.
Essentially, the proposal is a liberalized
housing code through which dormitory,
fraternity and sorority students hope to
achieve autonomy on setting hours and other
To illustrate this proposal, it would permit
students in a living unit to determine what
guest hours they think are appropriate for
their particular unit. Each dormitory floor or
Greek house would require approval by 75 per
cent of its members.
If this is truly an area of student concern,
then students should attend this Friday's CSL
meeting to voice that concern.
CSL is the first hurdle in this move for
recognition of student rights. Students
seriously interested in seeing this proposal
adopted should begin to mobilze now,
because the next hurdle is the Board of
And the record indicates that some of the
Regents don't buy these rights at all.
Open hearings now
It has been several weeks, but most of us
remember the Duke Hubbard case in which he
was fired by the Regents.
The Regents fired Hubbard at the request
of department chairman, Dale K. Hayes.
Last week it was learned Hubbard was
resigning for health reasons. However, even
though Hubbard has resigned, we still do not
know why Hayes wanted him fired.
In his most recent statement, Hayes said
there was little point in giving the reasons
now that Hubbard has resigned. In effect,
Hayes seems to be saying that there are
reasons other than the four invalid ones which
he gave several weeks ago. '
If, in fact, there were other reasons for not
reappointing Hubbard, what authority did
Hayes have to hide these reasons?
Perhaps it is too late for an investigation,
but it is not too late to rewrite a few rules and
regulations like those which permitted Hayes
to have Hubbard fired.
The Regents could begin by setting some
guidelines which guarantee both sides are
heard in front of an open hearing in all
University discipline cases. Then we can begin
to talk about fair trials.
VIP'S to be selected
ASUN's new president, oieve Fowler, has
announced the times of interviews for the
most important ASUN Committees.
All of the committees will beworking hard
at realizing the objectives of ASUN-now
dominated by University Coalition Party.
ASUN will begin interviewing for the
chairmanships of the following committee:
Education, Student Services and Economic
Development, Free University, Legal Rights,
Human Rights, and Legislative Liaison
All will be instrumental in bringing
educational reform to the University. And
each committee will require knowledgeable
and committed chairmen.
If you think you have the commitment, go
through the interviews this Wednesday or
Thursday. Applications are available in the
ASUN Office in 335 Nebraska Union.
These interviews are open to all students.
To judge from
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Meir had suddenly eloped with Arafat, and a new state of Isarabia had been
promulgated.What, we are being asked to think, was all the fuss about all
theEasyyeaWe were victimized by The Cold War. The New York Times' instant
historian Mr. Max Frankel ran a synoptic story called "Changing U.S.
Attitude on China," wherein he recounts the difficulties American
presidents have had in making time with China, all because of the hard,
unyielding, irrational anti-Communism of the American public. For instance,
"In 1962, opposition and caution inside the United States Government
frustrated Mr. Kennedy's willingness to have Chester Bowles explore the idea
of selling wheat to the needy Chinese." The needy Chinese, a nice
heart-tugger. And, "Also that year, the Government and most Americans let
their preconceptions lead them to accept India's charges of Chinese
Communist 'aggression' in the outbreak of hostilities between the two
countries a view that sound scholarship has now challenged."
Such a sentence as that tells it all: the operative touch is the quotation
marks surrounding the word "aggression.' Sound scholarship,
notwithstanding the interesting reservations of Mr. Neville Maxwell, shows
that the Chinese amassed several divisions and moved into several thousand
square miles of territory that was formally India's. Now we are told it wasn t
really aggression. Sound scholarship, you will have noticed if you keep an eye
on the antics of the new revisionists, is engaged in making the United States
the guilty party in the Cold War. That kind of thing always happens, in part
because historians don't have quite enough to do so they treat themselves to
bizarre historical confections, in which the Caligulas turn out to be the
heroes, and the Florence Nightingales the villains. There is nothing to be
done about the historians, but something should be done to bring back into
focus the salient factors in the Asian situation. They are:
1 ) The Communist government of China stands condemned by the United
Nations for having waged an aggessive war in Korea. AH right, that was 20
years ago. Since then, China's principal wars have been against her own
people, and estimates vary widely, but I have not seen one that puts at less
than ten million people slaughtered in the course of giving flesh to the
thoughts of Chairman Mao.
2) On the international scene, China has dealt abruptly, erratically, and
coldly with every major western power that extended recognition. What it is
asked that the United States should do- exchange ambassadors - was offered
by England 20 years ago. The Chinese have yet to receive an English
3) MEANWHILE RED CHINA has devoted herself to developing the
weaponry necessary to play ping pong with hydrogen bombs. The relentless
propaganda war continues unabated. If it is possible to find a Chinese under
the age of 25 who believes that the United States Government is other than
the sadistic agent of drooling American imperialists, that young man is an
eccentric. China , under Mao and under Mao's designated successor, is
devoted to international carnage as the road to socialism.
4) China has one great fear, and that is Japan. Japan's army is a paper
tiger. Today. Tomorrow, Japan could mobilize, and emerge as the only
tangible threat to China's overlordship of Asia, and other international
ambitions. It is clearly the design of China to exert the maximum influence
on Japanese politics in order to continue to imprison Japan under the terms
of the postwar treaty that denies Japan the right to develop a nuclear
potential. It is the further assumption of the Chinese that the best way to do
this is to coo a little in our direction-not officially, but through sports, which
is, for the Communists, a paramilitary activity. They have found us very easy
targets. The victory over the American team at ping pong is no doubt a
precursor to more important victories.
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THE DAiLY NEBRASKAN
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1971
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1971
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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