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Wednesday, february 23, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 73
RH A accepts Magrath Plan
The Executive Council of the
Residence Halls Association (RHA) voted
Tuesday night to establish the "Magrath
Plan," a guest rights proposal recently
rejected by parents, as the official
visitation policy of residence halls
In the Magrath proposal, each
dormitory floor could vote to have up to
six hours of visitation per day, seven days
The policy also allows residents to
close their doors when visitors of the
opposite sex are in the room.
The proposal adopted at the meeting is
the same as that turned down by the
parents of students living in University
housing. Results of that survey were
announced last Saturday at the Board of
That poll showed 63 per cent of the
parents were opposed, while 85 per cent
of the students favored the policy.
The proposal accepted by RHA
contains two exceptions to the original
program. Requirements for parental
consent and for the establishment of a
living unit for students who don't agree
with the decision of their floor were
Following about two hours of debate,
the resolution passed by a 1 2-9 vote.
Throughout the sessiorv students
expressed concern over a possible
negative reaction from the Regents , the
Unicameral, and the people of the state.
Jim Kudrna, a Harper Hall student
assistant, urged students to wait. "If we
go now, there will be anarchy," he said.
"No one knows what the Regents will do.
To disregard the rules at this time
eliminates any possibility we have to get
this thing through the board," he said.
Another student, Bill Freudenburg, a
member of the RHA board, asked if
"anyone believes the Regents will back
up up? Five of the eight Regents are
against us now."
Interim Executive Dean of Student
Affairs Ely Meyerson said the students
should consider all possible alternatives.
"We are part of a larger community," he
said. "The University exists within the
state and is controlled by the Legislature.
I've seen civil disobedience and I've seen
Mike Berns, ASUN Senator and
member of the Council on Student Life,
told the group, "People must stand up for
what they belive in." He said students
had been through all the proper channels.
RHA representatives said they would
return to the residence halls to solidify
the students' support.
The vote on adoption of the Magrath
Voting for: Abel (3 votes), Cather (2 votes).
Centennial (1 vote). Pound (2 votes), Sandoz (1
vote), Selleck 1 vote), WRH (2 votes). .
Voting against: Burr (2 votes), Harper (2
votes), Selleck (2 votes).
Each residence hall casts a number of votes
proprotionate to the number, of UNU
dormitory students living in the hall.
Reagan. . .under
the right wing'
of the eagle.
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With one eye on the President in
Peking and the other on the November
general elections, California Gov. .
Ronald Reagan called for Nebraska
Republicans to unite behind the still
"very Republican" Richard Nixon.
Reagan told more than 2,000
persons at a $50-a-plate Republican
fund-raising dinner in the UNL
Coliseum Monday night, "It's time to
stop giving the President and each
other political saliva tests to prove
The President's economic and
foreign policies are still very much
within party lines, he said.
Raagan described the President's
attitude toward his large national
deficit as "bitter medicine for a sick
economy to be eliminated when the
'patient is up and about"
And he said the President has
assured him the U.S. "will protect and
defend our ally" in Taiwan against any
Presidential critics within the
Republican party who say they would
be concerned if a Democratic
president had gone to China, have
missed the whole point, Reagan said.
"Of course we'd be concerned," he
said, "And our concern would be
understandable if a Democratic
president were sitting down across the
table from the Communist Chinese,"
he said. .
A series of quips from Reagan,
hitting all Democratic Presidential
hopefuls, raised frequent laughter
from the audience.
But the audience reacted most
postively when Reagan declared that
"as long as one (American) remains a
prisoner (in Vietnam), 200 mill ion of
us will go over, if necessary, and bring
Reagan said he came to Nebraska to
work for the continuation of the
state's all-Republican congressional
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"Gimme an S. . . Gimme an O. . .
Gimme a U. . . Gimme a P. What's that
spell? What's that spell? SOUP!"
As the taxis and charter buses
pulled up to the Coliseum for the
Ronald Reagan Carl Curtis
$50-a-plate dinner Monday night they
were greeted by about 75 protesters.
And a soup line.
"Eat soup for free give your $50
to the poor," protesters urged the
Some of the 2,000 attending the
dinner stopped to talk to the
picketers. Others didn't like the man
who turned to his wife and said,
"What do you bet there's LSD in that
Most of the soup was eaten by the
students to keep warm in the
20-degree weather. The guests went
inside, took off their furs, sat down at
the long candlelit tables and had
Sponsors of the protest were the
Poorhouse Coalition and the Coalition
for Peace and Justice.
"We intended the protest to be a
contrast between the rich Republicans
and the poor people," said Ron
Kurtenbach, one of the protest
organizers. "We also wanted to show
our oppostion to the things Ronald
Reagan and Carl Curtis stand for.
"We want to end the war, establish
a minimum income and abolish capital
punishment. We'd be naive if we
thought we could do all this in one
night but we think everybody should
take a stand."
Part of the protest was strictly for
laughs, said Larry Wolfley. It's
important to have a sense of humor,
he said, or people will get too
discouraged to continue protesting.
Bedtime for Bonzo, a 1951 Ronald
Reagan film was sponsored by .
Wolf ley's Free University course on
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