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Wednesday, march 14, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol 96, no. 87
The snarls, barks, bites and scratches will end today as
students vote for ASUN's new "top dog." Three candidates
each representing a political party, are vying for the
Bill Grundman, ASUN election commissioner estimated
Tuesday that about 4,000 UNL students will vote in today's
Also on the ballot are several proposed amendments to the
ASUN constitution, candidates for the ASUN senate and the
advisory boards.
The presidential candidates and their parties are: Bill
Fruedenburg, Unity and Progress (UP); Ann Henry Get Off
Your Apathy (GOYA), and Shaman Jack Mason, Surrealist
Light People's Party (SLPP). All three parties have slated
candidates for first vice president. Only the SLPP has not
slated a candidate for second vice president.
More than 100 candidates are vying for 58 positions on the
ASUN Senate and the college advisory boards. The heaviest
competition is for the 10 Arts and Sciences seats. Twenty-five
nopetuis have tiled tor the 10 openings.
Any student at UNL may vote by presenting his student
I.D. card at one of the six polling places on campus.
Polls are located in Andrews, Hamilton, and Nebraska halls,
the Military and Naval Science Building, the Nebraska Union
and East Campus Union.
The ballot boxes in Andrews, Hamilton, and the M and N
building will be open until 5 p.m. At the East Union, students
may vote until 6 p.m., and at Nebraska Hall and the Nebraska
Union ballots may be cast until 8 p.m.
According to Grundman, certain precautions are being
taken to prevent students from voting twice. A complete list
of all students will be at each polling place and students will be
required to sign in when they vote.
A fine not to exceed $100 awaits any student found guilty
ot voting twice, buch a conviction would make the person
ineligible to hold any ASUN elective office.
Students confront Exon on Indians, education
by Tim Anderson
A group of about 15 minority students
to the apparent disgust of another 150
students-confronted Gov. J.J. Exon Tues
day on his views regarding the threatened
takeover at Ft. Robinson early this year.
"Why are you dead set against the Indians
having Ft. Robinson?" one member of the
group asked him during a discussion in an
Abel-Sandoz Residence Hall lounge.
Gov. Exon reacted to the question with a
question of his own.
He asked if the group was of the Sioux
tribe, the reply was "Yeah, and we're Black
and Chicano, too."
Exon then responded, assuring the group
he was not against the Indians having Ft.
Robinson as long, he added, as they were the
rightful owners of the property.
"As I understand it, the fort was given to
the Indians in a treaty with the federal
government in 1868. As governor of this
state, there is no way I can give Ft.
Robinson to anybody," Exon said.
He said he believed the matter should be
tried in the courts, adding that it would
probably finally go to the U.S. Supreme
"If the couits decided the land rightfully
belonged to the Indians, I would then seek
the power to give it to them," he said.
"I don't believe that a man should be
denied his personal rights because of the
color of his skin," he said in response to a
question regarding racial discrimination.
"Nor do I believe that he should be given
special priveleges because of it, like I believe
some of your brothers are doing at Wounded
Knee, S.D.," he said.
Wounded Knee is the site of a current
takeover by the American Indian Movement.
AIM officials occupying the site of the
historic battle have declared themselves a
nation. They announced Monday that they
no longer are recognizing the United States
and have applied for membership in the
United Nations.
The governor, to the applause of most of
the crowd, then asked that the questioning
be directed again toward education.
Exon had told the group earlier that he
didn't believe it was necessary to put more
money into the University budget to offset
the recent federal cuts in education funds.
"Rather, I would like to see more
students use the system where they can get
loans directly from the Statehouse," he said.
The system, in which some possible
changes are currently being discussed, has
not been used much in the past, the
governor said, because most students have
been able to meet the cost of education with
other loans.
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Faculty restricts police surveillance
Gordon Fields . . . stressed the separation of
police crowd control and investigation
functions at the Faculty Senate meeting
by Nancy Stohs
A sparsely-attended UNL Faculty Senate passed
Tuesday a resolution restricting police surveillance at
UNL and heard a "gloomy" budger report dealing
with salary and departmental fund request cuts.
The human rights committee proposal on
surveillance presented by Gordon B. Fields, assistant
professor of law, will be recommended to the UNL
administration for adoption.
The policy restricts police surveillance to the
"outbreak of suspected criminal activity," and
prohibits undercover agents and informers on the
UNL campus and retention of secret files.
It delegates authority to the chancellor to summon
campus police or outside police agencies for
surveillance and that authority can be delegated to
only the UNL director of business and finance.
According to Fields, there is little way to enforce
this particular regulation except for the two
authorities to seek a "good faith compliance" with
police, as the policy states. ,
Fields also stressed the strict separation between
the crowd-control role of police at assemblies and
demonstrations and their investigation role as stated
in the policy.
He added that the policy only covers activities
protected under the constitutional rights of free
speech and association.
It does not prohibit the "investigation of acts of a
possible criminal nature unprotected by
constitutional rights of speech or association,
including crimes against persons or property and the
investigation of drug-related offenses."
Neutral observation teams would be appointed by
Faculty Senate or ASUN executives to attend
possibly disruptive political or protest activities.
Fields said this was to insure accurate lepoitinq by
institutionalized teams instead of "oflicious
In answer to whether the Council on Student L ife
(CSL) had seen the lecommendation, Fields said
student members were on both the human i icihts
committee and subcommittees which researched the
UNL chemistry professor Desmond Wheelei of tho
liason committee reported to the senate the
committee's stand on Gov. J.J. Exon's proposed
University budget.
The committee's main concern, he said, was the
slicing of requested funds for departmental
Another senate concern was the leriuested salaiy
increases for faculty, which Exon cut fiom five and
one half per cent to three and one half per cent.
According to Wallace Rudolph, Faculty Senate
president, a comparison with si mi Mar univei shies
showed UNL salaries in a declining relative position.
He said he expects the trend to continue.
Rudolph said he was strongly opposed to NU
President D.B. Varner's support for Exon's proposed
move on the salaries.
Paul Olson, professor of English, accused the
senate of having become a meaningless organization.
Out of 800 or 900 faculty members only 40 or 60
usually attend meetings, he said.
He also attacked the structure of seriate
committees, which he called "half -breed" because of
so much student and administrative representation.
The senate moved 1o discuss at the next meeting
the possibility of forming an elected representative'
body. All UNL Faculty members currently comprise
the senate.