The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 08, 1971, Image 1

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    Court summons 3
inTime-Out action
by Bart Becker
In a further development in
the legal maelstrom
surrounding the Time-Out
Conference, summons were
served Thursday to ASUN
Second Vice-President Rod
Hernandez as a representative
of student government, Allen
Bennett, director of the
Nebraska Union, as a
representative of the Nebraska
Union, and Wayne Swanson,
state treasurer.
The summons are to a
hearing November 8 in
Lancaster District Court.
The action was not a total
surprise, according to Bennett.
He conjectured it was an
action to the restraining order
requested Tuesday to stop the
conference. The request was
The request, brought by
UNL students Ralph Larson
and Bruce Wimmer, was to
stop the use of student fees to
finance the conference. In his
ruling Tuesday, District Court
Judge Herbert A. Ronin
refused to issue a restraining
order against the use of fees to
support the Time-Out
conference, the World in
Revolution conference and The
Daily Nebraskan.
Interim Executive Dean of
Student Affairs Ely Meyerson
said the administration's role in
the conference "is a model to
He indicated he has assisted
in planning and organizing the
conference "in line and
accordance with University
CSL forms committee
to study student fees
by Carol Strasser
The Council on Student
Life voted Thursday to set up a
committee to make a detailed
study of the University's
student fee structure.
Acting at a time when the
fee structure is under attack in
court, the committee is
instructed to determine who
allocates and authorizes the use
of student fee money and for
what purposes.
The committee also is
instructed to determine if there
is an appeallate body in the
University where conflicts over
the use of student fees can be
The committee is expected
to make recommendations to
the Council on means to
strengthen or change the
current student fees structure.
Allen Bennett, Director of
the Nebraska Union, told CSL
members that Union financial
documents would be available
to the Council for their study
of student fees.
Bennett said he denied a
request Thursday by four
students for these financial
documents since the records
are available through the
Director of Business and
Finance or the Dean of
Student Affairs. He said CSL
should be the proper forum for
students to discuss student
Bruce Wimmer and Ralph
Larson, who filed the request
in Lancaster District Court for
an injunction against the use of
student fees for the Time-Out
and World in Revolution
conferences and The Daily
Nebraskan, were among the
four students.
In addition, the council
accepted a charge from ASUN
to investigate alternate
"If the rules don't change
the roles of the administrator
won't change," he said. "The
climate is being tested but my
relationship to students is the
same, and it's a comfortable
one right now."
Furthermore, Meyerson
said, "So long as we have free
speech it's important to have a
mixed forum. I think it's sound
to have contrary views and
opinions and I think this
conference has a mixed forum.
By mixing the bag we
maximize the experience."
He also said he doesn't
think the Board of Regents or
individuals will apply any
pressure to University
personnel although the Regents
have asked for a report on how
the conference was planned
and by whom.
"I have enough regard and
confidence for the integrity of
the Regents that I don't think
they'll pressure any member of
the University who is
upholding their policy,"
Meyerson said.
He also said he believes the
overflow crowds which have
attended the conference
sessions are attributable to a
natural interest in the topic
and publicity.
"Sexuality is of great
interest to students," he said,
"which is why I endorse the
intent of the conference."
Some curiosity seekers,
possibly drawn by the
publicity surrounding the
conference, may be helping to
swell the crowds he said, but
"the conference would have
pulled a good crowd under any
structures for the Student
Health Center.
Before forming a committee
to act on the proposal, the
Council will meet Oct. 21 with
representatives from Student
Health, ASUN, faculty, staff
employes and the Dental
College to gain some
background information on the
Health Center's activities.
Michele Coyle, ASUN 1st
Vice Pres., told the Council
that the Senate asked for the
investigation because there's no
formalized student structure
with input at the Center
although it is largely supported
by student fees.
Former ASUN Sen. Jonette
Beaver suggested that CSL
consider a Comprehensive
Health Planning Council for
the Center based on similar
state agencies required by
federal law.
The Planning Council would
include representatives from
students, University employes,
faculty and medical staff, she
said. The Planning Council idea
means that the Health Center
would become a community
agency serving all members
connected with the University.
According to several faculty
CSL members, faculty and
employes of the University
currently don't receive the
same benefits as students at the
During the Council's open
forum, Roger Story, president
of the Residence Hall
Association, asked to be kept
informed on the Council's
prospective meeting with the
Board of Regents in November
to discuss coed visitation.
Story, accompanied by
about 15 RHA representatives,
told the Council that the
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Time-Out...PhyBis Lyon and Del Martin spoke to a capacity crowd in the Nebraska
Union ballroom Thursday.
Lyon. lesbians ore human'
by Marsha Kahm
Phyllis Lyon told an
overflowing ballroom crowd
Thursday that lesbians are
doubly oppressed.
"The lesbian is a human
being and a woman who is
primarily interested in
members of her own sex," said
Lyon, speaking at the
Time-Out Conference on
human sexuality."Lesbians act,
dress, feel and think like all
other women." '
The concerns of a lesbian
are the concerns of other
women, Lyon said. "The
lesbian has just as many sexual
problems as her straight
sisters "
Del Martin, told the audience
that they had been living
together for 18 years. "We're
not hung up on the concept of
getting married. We enjoy the
idea of just staying together
because we want to."
She emphasized the
necessity of all women to have
the freedom to respond
sexually as they wish, including
lesbian behavior.
She blamed television,
motion pictures and magazines
for perpetrating the image that
sex is something sinful and
dirty and not pleasurable or
conditioning she feels that the
lesbian grows to adulthood
afraid of her own sexuality.
One way to begin correcting
this dilemma would be to
develop realistic sex education
programs, according to Lyon.
"For a woman in this
society, her being has meaning
only as she relales to a man.
"To understand the lesbian
as a sexual being, one must be
able to understand the woman
as a sexual being," said Lyon.
"It used to be considered
unladylike for women to enjoy
sex. From this background
they have started on a long
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hard road to rediscovering
themselves this way."
wherever the sex stimulation
comes from doesn't matter. It
is the partner that makes the
real difference. "Why should a
lesbian enter into a
male-female relationship when
she doesn't want to?"
Assistant Director of the
National Sex and Drug Forum,
Lyon said she believes that sex
only for procreation, not
recreation, is "ridiculous." She
professes that a woman should
be an "'orgasm-seeking
creature" who derives pleasure
from her sexual relationships.
Prokop will advocate
married housina
A resolution to be presented
to the Board of Regents Friday
by Regent Robert Prokop of
Wilber could be th first step
to more housing for married
students on the Lincoln
In a telephone interview
Thursday Prokop told The
Daily Nebraskan he will
present a resolution calling for
the University to take all
possible measures to discourage
married student use of low-rent
housing in Lincoln.
The resolution also calls for
the University to "initiate a
study of the housing needs of
its married students to
determine the desirability of
expanded married student
housing at the University,
explore the funding
mechanisms available for the
construction of such housing"
and report to the Board within
90 days.
As reasons for these
measures the resolution cites
"a tight housing market which
has forced low-income people
to move into overcrowded and
substandard housing and to
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"THE WOMAN is still
bound by the shackles of the
past," said Lyon. "The new
and central concept should be
that of a completely freeing
experience where a person can
respond freely and reciprocate
The ambisexual nature of
'people must be taken into
consideration. No one is all
heterosexual or all homosexual
and neither of these behaviors
is moral or immoral. The most
important thing is love,
empathy and concern for one
another," Lyon said.
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pay rents they cannot afford."
The resolution cites UNL as
one of the major causes of this
situation because of its
expanding campus and
increasing enrollment. Also
noted in the resolution is the
statistic that married students
occupy 40 per cent of the
low-rent housing administered
by the Lincoln Housing
Prokop told The Daily
Nebraskan he was introducing
the resolution at the request of
Lincoln attorney Larry L.
Greenwald, who represents
the City Wide and Air Park
Tenant's Associations, said the
resolution is an outgrowth of
more than a year of organized
tenant action. He said he hopes
responsible action by the
University will help io solve
the problems of low-income
The Board of Regents uill
meet Friday at 10 J.m. in the
private dining-room area of the
University Hospital on ihe
campus of the University
Medk-al Center in Omaha.
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