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NSGA conference resolves
to step-up lobbying effort
by Michael (0. J.) Nelson
Nebraska college youth have a new voice in the political
arena. The Nebraska Student Government Association, of
which UNL is a member, staged its annual conference
Saturday at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, where it
endorsed several non-partisan political programs.
The NSGA will lobby for several measures in the Nebraska
Legislature that will effect students across the state. The group
will also sponsor a voter registration drive this spring prior to
the Nebraska Presidential preference primary.
The body passed several resolutions, including one stating
that "students have not taken full advantage of the
opportunities to influence legislation germain to their
interests." Subsequent resolutions called upon the Association's
Legislative Liaison Committee to lobby for four measures
currently before the Unicameral. The measures include: LB
1092, which would legalize the sale of liquor on college
campuses, LB 1171, which allows for the use of state
educational grants (such as Regents' scholarships) to be used
by Nebraska citizens at private colleges within the state, LB
1096, which . would authorize doctors, without parental
consent, to examine persons under 20 years of age for venerial
disease, and LB 1086, which would lower the state's legal age
from 20 to 18 years.
The organization will also lobby against LB 1271 which
would make mandatory student fees illegal at all state colleges
In further action, the group approved another state-wide
voter registration drive to be held March 20-24. The last drive,
which was co-sponsored by the Nebraska League of Young
Voters, was held Nov. 1-5, and registered over 15,000 persons.
According to Tom Cavanaugh, president of NSGA, this drive
should also be highly successful due to its proximity to the
May primary election. However, the drive may not be held on
the Lincoln campus during exactly that period. "ASUN will
probably have its hands full," said President Steve Fowler. He
went on to say that the dates of the drive are the same as those
tentatively set for this year's ASUN election. "We will
cooperate if at all possible," he added.
The Association also proclaimed the week of Feb. 28-March
3 as Convention Delegate Week and urged students to file as
candidates to county and national political party conventions.
The resolution noted that March 10 is the deadline for filing
for those positions.
Cavanaugh praised the change from the traditional "hands
off" attitude of the Association toward politics. Calling the
NSGA the "most representative voice of students state-wide",
he promised "communication instead of confrontation." He
went on to say that he hopes "students will educate
themselves, their communities and the state."
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provision against extra compensation to retired state
The emeriti are asking also for an amendment to the old
retirement system which would allow wages earned teaching
summer school and after-65 earning to be included in
computing a professors's pension.
However, James Lake, president of the Faculty Senate, said
this would be only a stop-gap measure since it would probably
only mean that more people would get the total $2,400. What
is needed, he said, is the cost-of-living provision.
An additional hardship on those who retired before the
1961 retirement plan is that state employees, incjuding
professors, weren't brought under Social Security until 1955.
There are many emeriti who retired prior to 1955 or who
worked for so few years under the system that they reap little
benefit from social security.
Some of the emeriti took other jobs in order to qualify for
social security benefits.
There are some 'emeriti who retired before 1954, when
provision first was made for widows, and therefore there are
some needy emeriti widows too.
The 1961 plan has no limit on a member's stipend, since
the pension funds are invested. Investment in speculative
stocks is a means to guard against cost of living increases, Lake
said, although there's technically no cost-of-living provision in
the retirement plan.
The emeriti association is .asking for justice for their
colleagues before it is too late-before the death of the needy
emeriti finally decides the issue.
TV cameras, flagi and young people. . .Model UN 1972 style.
Delegates voted Friday to seat both
Nationalist and Communist China in the
fifth annual UNL Model United Nations.
About 300 people participated in the
3-day conference which convened Thursday.
In other resolution action Saturday, the
People's Republic, of China (Communist
China) vetoes the admission of Bangla Desh
into the United Nations. That action was
taken in the Security Council.
Arab nations also won a victory when the
General Assembly adopted a resolution
calling for the repatriation of Palestinian
refugees with compensation and the
reopening of the Suez Canal.
Rebuking the apartheid policies of South
Africa, UN participants voted comprehensive
economic sanctions on South Africa for one
Chosen as outstanding delegates of the
conference were Pat Olson. John Berg,
Robert Gustafson and Rich Mannix. These
delegates will represent UNL at the regional
Model UN Conference to be held this March
in St. Louis.
Previous Model UN sessions have been
held at the Nebraska Center for Continuing
Education but this year's conference
occupied the Union Ballroom.
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