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ask to mediate
by Chris Harper .
Chris Harper, a Daily Nebraskan copy
editor, is on special assignment at Wounded
Wounded Knee, S.D.-The slender
American Indian patiently tapped his fingers
against the table " while he cradled a
telephone against his left shoulder.
Six hours 'till the evacuation deadline, he
"Hello, Congressman Conyers," he said.
"This is Dennis Banks from Wounded Knee,
S.D., and we need your help."
Banks, national field director for the
American Indian Movement (AIM), enlisted
support from Representative John Conyers,
D-Mich, and other legislators to reopen
stalled negotiations between AIM and the
Negotiations had been discontinued
Wednesday by the U.S. Department of
Justice concerning the takeover of this
tourist village on Feb. 27 by about 250
American Indians, according to Ralph
Erickson, special assistant to the U.S.
Erikson also ordered a complete
evacuation of Wounded Knee by 7 p.m.
V. "We remain committed to make every
effort to solve this matter without
bloodshed," Erickson said. "But we must
also enforce the law, and we will enforce the
law. The position taken by the leaders of the
Indians at Wounded Knee amounts to
nothing more than intolerable blackmail,"
Church leaders also attempted to resurrect
The National Council of Churches (NCC)
announced a 15-point plan four hours before
the evacuation deadline. The plan was
accepted by AIM leader, and although the
federal government has not endorsed the
plan, an initial response was positive;
according to Bishop James Armstrong of the
United Methodist Churches of North Dakota
and South Dakota.
The proposal would enact a cease fire
indefinitely. It would be policed by the NCC
and other clergymen from South Dakota,
The plan also would initiate a gradual
withdrawal of weapons by both federal law
enforcement officials and AIM members, he
The NCC document also provided that
churches, and the U.S. Departments of
Justice and the Interior will investigrthe
problems of American Indians, Armstrong
AIM leader Russell Means said: "We are in
complete support of the proposal. It puts
the burden right back where it belongs-on
the federal government."
Carter Camp, Oklahoma AIM coordiantor,
echoed Means' comments.
"The proposal can stop a major
confrontation," Camp said. "A
confrontation that the Indians probably
would lose physically but not morally."
While AIM and church leaders worked to
re-establish negotiations, Indians and federal
marshals prepared militarily.
Sixteen armored personnel carriers dotted
the surrounding hills while AIM members
Will the marshals attack?
"They began attacking us in 1492,"
Banks said. "I have faith, however, that the
tactics used by both sides will result in
The evacuation deadline has passed but
AIM members and the federal marshals
continue to wait.
Drops end soon
Tuesday is the last day UNL students can drop regular
lecture classesaccording to the academic services i office. The
deadline for dropping classes with a lab was Feb. 13
To drop a lecture class a student must fill out a dropadd
form, obtain his instructor's approval and take the form to the
registration office, 103 Administration.
won't affect visitation
An incident last Friday night in which a young man
reportedly exposed himself to two girls in a bathroom at Piper
Hall shouldn't affect coed visitation hours, according to Ken
Bdder, vice chancellor for student affairs. One shouldn't
necessarily blame it on visitation hours, he said.
"We need to increase our awareness that there are these
kind of individuals," he added. He said that incidents like this
occur "even under the strongest security."
The incident took place about midnight, and there is a
possibility the man escaped throuah a door which was
supposed to be locked, Bader said. Campus Security arrived
about three minutes after the incident was reported, he said.
In the future, security gurads will make sure that the proper
doors are locked, and there will be increased surveillance of
doorways, he added. He stressed the importance of residents
being "doubly alert" for individuals not belonging on their
Harry Canon, director of student development services, said
that is in the future someone was caught exposing himself, he
would be referred to Ron Gierhan, discipline officer for
student affairs. Gierhan then would decide on necessary
disciplinary action, Canon added.
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Editor-in Chief Tom Lanworth. Managing Editor: Cheryl Westcott.
News Editor: Michael (O.J.) Nelson.
Special Editor: Jim Gray. Sports Editor: Dave Sittler, Photography
Chief: Gail Foldd. Night Naws Editor: Dave Brink.
The Daily Nebraskan is written, edited and managed by students at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It is editorially Independent of the
University faculty, administration and student body.
The Daily Nebraskan Is published by the Publications Committee on
Monday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the fall and
spring semesters except holidays and vacations.
Copyright 1973, The Daily Nebraskan. Material may be reprinted
without permission if attributed to the Daily Nebraskan, excepting
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There will be a Hillel
Foundation dinner Sunday in
the Nebraska Union at 5 p.m.
The College P.E.O. group
will meet Sunday from 5-6:30
p.m. Reservations may be
made by calling 489-2314.
The Chemistry department
seminar is sponsoring Frank
Ullman and John Hardy
tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in
Hamilton Hall 110.
Volunteers are needed to
care for children whose
mothers are visiting the
penitentiary during weekend
visitation. Training for crisis
situations will be provided for
both volunteers and parents
along with training for
activities with the children.
UNL Ombudsman James
Suter wants anyone who has
done or is currently doing
business with Pedersen
Apartments Inc. to contact his
office immediately. The
ombudsman's office is in 110
Burnett, phone 472-3633.
Campus Security has
announced that the temporary
parking lot located between
Teachers' College and Burnett
Hall, site of the Love Library
extension will be permanently
closed next Monday March 12.
friday, march 9, 1973
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