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Wednesday, january 31,1 973
lincoln; nebraska vol. 96, no. 63
Ten join Koop on first day
by Bart Becker
The long-awaited Associated Student Koop (ASK)
sold 10 membership cards during its first day of
operation Monday, but manager John Burg is
optimistic that the venture will be successful.
"If we sell 500 cards we'll cover our expenses'
Burg said. "If we sell 1,200-1,500 memberships I'd
say we're very successful."
ASK began Monday with a booth in the Nebraska
Union and an instant-photo membership card
machine jn the ASUN Record Store. According to
Burg, membership cards will be sold in the Union
during the day. He said no schedule for visiting dorms
and Greek houses has been established.
The membership cards, bearing the purchaser's
name, color photo, birthdate, social security number
and signature, are sold for five dollars. Card-toting
ASK members then: receive discounts at various local
retail stores. 1
Nine stores currently honor ASK membership
cards. They are: Kramer's Greenhouse, 20 per cent
discount; Treck Photographic Inc., 10-50 per cent;
Runza Drive In, J.B.'s Big Boy, Heads Together, Dark .
at the Top, all 10 per cent; Schaak Electronics,
discount varies with item; H & A Skelley, 10 per cent
on parts and labor, three and one-half per cent on gas;
and ASUN Record Store, five per cent.
ASK cards also can be used as valid ID's for check
cashing and for proof of age. For this reason, anyone
wanting to purchase a card must produce two forms
The memberships currently on sale will be valid
until Aug. 15, 1973.
ASK is a non-profit corporation, operating
autonomously from ASUN. The Koop received its
first loan of $2,450 from ASUN to cover intial
expenses of the membership card machine, supplies
and incorporation costs.
The sale of cards will repay the loan and pay for
salaries and advertising costs. Burg, as ASK manager,
receives a $100 monthly salary, and an accountant
receives $25 per month.
Some local merchants have adopted a "wait and
see" attitude about the ASK operation, Burg said.
"A lot of places are hanging on the edge," he said,
"but the merchants want to know how it's going to
work. Hopefully it will attract more stores and they II
begin to compete with each other for the student
Burg said ASK also is seeking more stores to honor
the cards, specifically a grocery store and a clothing
"We have to get students talking about it," Burg
said. "If the students don't go for the idea it could be
a failure. But an organization like this is the only way
to get any type of discount."
by Michael "O.K." Nelson
"Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Poe." "Poe
who?" "Police. Open up, this is a bust." Law
enforcement agents, attorneys, and UNL
administrators discuss your rights when arrested.
Read "Busted" in Thursday and Friday's Daily
by Dennis Onnen
The story of a Nebraska farm girl earning national
recognition as a novelist may sound like a piece of fiction. But
in the case of Willa Cather, it turned out to be a true story. In
1922 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours, and
since then she has earned acclaim as one of the foremost
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth, a Willa
Cather Centennial Festival will be held at UNL this year and
next. A series of events will make the occasion, according to
Robert Knoll, UNL, English professor and chairman of the
local committee for the festival;
Knoll said it seems fitting that the events ere scheduled to
take place in Nebraska. Cather moved with her family to Red
Cloud, Neb., when she was 9-years-old. In 1895 she graduated
from the University of Nebraska. Many of her stories dealt
with pioneer life in Nebraska.
One of the major events is an international seminar on "The
Art of Willa Cather" to be held Oct. 25-28. Three principal
speakers will be featured, probably at Sheldon Art Gallery or
the Nebraska Union, Knoll said.
They will include Leon Edel, a Pulitzer Prize winning
biographer from New York University, and Englishman Marcus
Cunliffe, described by Knoll as "one of the foremost European
students of American culture" and another author who has
not yet been announced.
In addition, a number of seminar participants will write
critical essays on the works of Cather, Knoll said. These essays
will be published the following spring in a special edition of
The Prairie Schooner he said. The participants come from
Italy, France, Japan and Canada, as well as . numerous
universities throughout the United States, he added.
Among the guests will be Alfred A. Knopf, chairman of the
board, and William A. Koshland, president of Alfred A. Knopf,
Inc., the publisher of Cather's works since 1920, Knoll said.
He said two books also will be published during the festival.
One is entitled Uncle Valentine and Other Stories. The work
consists of previously uncollected works of Cather from 1915
to 1940. The stories were collected by Bernice Slote, UNL
professor of English and 'The world's leading authority on
Willa Gather' according tb.Khbll. ., ,
The dther book Is Willa Cither: A Pictorial Memdfr, edited
by Virginia Faulkner.
This March or April, a Willa Cather commemorative stamp
will be issued, with the first plates issued at Red Cloud. Knoll
said he believes Cather is the first Nebraskan to be so honored.
Two other events tentatively are being planned for the
spring of 1974, he added.
The first is a state-wide commemorative recital by
University staff and students. It will consist of readings from
the works of Cather and music associated with her works,
performed by the orchestra and choruses. The program will be
presented in at least 15 cities, he said.
The other proposed event is a televised program from
Omaha of readings from Cather's works presented by
Nebraskans Dorothy McGuire, Sandy Dennis, Dick Cavett and
Few attend convocation despite class halt
One of only 200 persons who attend Monday's peace
by Jane Owens
Most UNL students apparently used
Monday afternoon for purposes other than
attending a peace convocation.
Although UNL Chancellor James
Zurhberge announced the cancellation of
classes in observance of the cease-fire in
Vietnam, only about 200 people attended
the ASUN -sponsored convocation.
"I'm disappointed that more people
didn't come (to the convocation), but I
think this is normal," ASUN president Bruce
Beecher said. "There are Just too many
people who are apathetic."
"I hope that the people who did attend
won't sit back now and just accept the peace
agreement. They should continue to actively
work for peace in the future," he added.
The four main speakers at the
convocation agreed that peace will not be
permanent unless Americans actively work
to maintain it.
"Americans still have to be skeptical of
authority, even in this time of so called
peace," State Sen. Steve Fowler said.
"We can no longer use the was as an
excuse for not solving other problems'
Fowler said. He said some problems include
racial discrimination and women's rights.
"Hopefully we can use some of the skills we
learned from the antiwar movement in
solving these issues," he added.
According to Paul Olson, UNL English
professor, "the Vietnam War was a complete
disaster from the perspective of U.S. power
gains." Forty thousand .American soldiers
died and billions of dollars were spent during
the war, he added.
Olson said he hopes the United States will
"overcome its overwhelming need to win"
and that its "visions of building an empire
will come to an end" during the next
Commenting that "peace seems to be
with us," the Rev. Darrel Berg, former
Democratic candidate for Congress,
suggested two conditions necessary for
maintaining that peace.
First, the United States must admit that
wars are "fought for national interests and
only rarely for ideals," he said. The country
must also "outgrow its self-righteousness and
stop placing the blame on scapegoats," Berg
According to the Rev. Charles Stephen, a
Unitarian minister, the United States must
"rebuild the nation we helped to destroy
and tend to its own bruises."
One of the nations's first priorities should
be granting total amnesty to draft evaders
and deserters, he said.
'These men are prisoners too," Stephen
said. 'They left our country as a highly
moral act. Our government can now commit
a moral act of its own and admit them
home. We'll be the better for it, each one of
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