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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 28, 1974)
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a pleasure spot or drug users' poison?
By Rebecca Brits
Oga!lal3, Neb., population 5,000;
Keith County seat.
To most, residents of eastern
Nebraska, Ogallala means Lake
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and scuba diving.
But. to many counterculture
members from California to the East
Coast, Ogallala has come to be
synonymous with poison. Keith
County has the fourth highest number
of drug snd narcotics arrests of any
county in the stats. It is surpassed
only by Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy
County law enforcement officials
are proud of their efficiency, which
they attribute to their
locationOgallala is about 25 miles
east of the Colorado border on
Interstate 30-and to strong
cooperation among state, county and
city law agencies.
A few people, however, have begun
to suspect that this efficiency also is
due, in part, to what may be less than
legal search procedures by one state
patrolman stationed in the area.
A classified advertisement in last.
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week's Daily Nebraskan requested
confidential information from
"anyone who's been busted or has had
a vehicle stopped and searched in the
Ogallala, Neb. area.'
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asked to call Peter Lund, collect, at
either of two Colorado numbers.
Lund is a private investigator
working with a lawyer on behalf of a
client in the Denver-Boulder area.
"I've received about 20 responses
to date," Lund said. 'This particular
patrolman in Ogallala appears to have
a distinct method of operation.
"Ho concentrates on stopping
campers and vans on the Interstate. He
will ask for the drivers license and car
registration. While he's checking these,
he will ask the occupants of the car
At this point, Lund said, the
patrolman supposedly will see
evidence, such as a marijuana seed on
the floor of the car, and will search the
vehicle or intimidate the occupants.
"If he finds nothing," he said, "he
will issue a warning ticket or what he
calls a 'fix-it ticket, claiming the auto
registration needs; replacing, for
A Lincoln attorney basically agreed
with the Lund's account of the
searches. Dennis Burchard currently is
defending four clients arrested on drug
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"We've been hearing about this guy
(patrolman) for a long time,"
Burchard said. "He'il stop everyone
who looks, like a hippie, especially if
they're driving a van.
"He'll pull a car over on some
flimsy excuse," he said. "If he finds
drugs, he may manage to spill some on
the floor, then claim it was there all
along and that it prompted the
about the patrolman are true, he has
probably gone unchallenged because
"everyone has something to hide.
"The people he stops who are clean
are so intimidated,
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thursday, february 28, 1 974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 26
Hal Smith objected to a bylaw revision
which would exclude him from CSL.
By -'Mark Hoffman
If revised bylaws passed Thursday by the Council
on Student Life (CSL) were in effect today, two
current CSL members would lose their seats.
Both council members, Richard Armstrong, UNL
Housing Office director and Hal Smith, director of
Student Development Programs are members of the
UN L Student Affairs Office staff.
The change comes under CSL's membership
provision. The existing bylaws provide for two
professional staff members from the Student Affairs
office to be CSL members, according to CSL
Chairman Don Cbaneyfelf.
CSL changed the provision to read, 'Two
professional staff members other than faculty not
under the direct supervision of the vice chancellor of
I student affairs (Khali be CSL members) appointed by
I the chancellor."
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! v" cfarKettirY dirfist tvpmmbn antrtfteff ate Ineligible
for council membership, should the bylaws be
According to Smith, the provision would make
seven UNL employes ineligible as CSL's professional
staff members-the directors of the Housing Office,
Student Development Programs, Academic Affairs,
the Nebraska Union, Minority Affairs Office, the
University Health Center and the dean of
administration for student affairs.
Ely Meyerson, CSL member and UNL dean of
administration for student affairs, would remain
eligible because he was appointed as the vice
John Goebel, CSL member and associate professor
of accounting, was on the CSL committee that
drafted the bylaws revision.
He defended the revision by arguing that there
shouldn't be so much membership concentration
from the Student Affairs Office on the council
because CSL has so much to do with what ultimately
happens with that office.
Shaneyfelt said that since so much of CSL's
activity dealing with the Student Affairs office, "If
they (members) ere from that office, there is a
potential conflict of interest"
Armstrong argued that the professional staff
membj?f vVh'o' would be excluded from consideration
es CSL merobws ire the persons who could provide
valuable expertise and knowledge for the council.
While noting that these administrators could be
invited to CSL meetings for information, he said that
their expertise would be used more often if they were
Smith objected to the revision, saying it limited
the chancellor's selection of professional staff
members tu CSL.
Archives preserve 1 05 years of Nebraskana
By Annete Sims
A letter datad June 3, 1895, from
Prof. Woodrow Wilson of Princeton
University respectfully declining an
offer to the chancellorship of the
University of Nebraska is one of many
documents in the University of
The archives, located on the fourth
floor of Love Library, were organized
in 1968. Joseph G. Svoboda,
University archivist, spent two months
designing an index and filing system
for the documents, letter, films, tapes
and photos accumulated since the
University was chartered Feb. 15,
The materials formerly had been
kept in disorganized storage in the
Minutes of student organizations,
private correspondence and University
publications fire the bulk of the
Among student records from the
past are the minutes of the Palladian
Literary Society, the first student
organization at the University.
There are issues of the Hesperian
Student, predecessor to the student
newspaper the Daily Nsbraskan.
Vo'ume one, October 1871, features a
poem, "Love in Death" by O.C. Dake
and articles on such topics 8? "Brain
Work," "Authorship" and "Hints to
"With Fhi and Sword, a
publication issued in 1 930 by the
Gadflies, a secret student organization,
exposed what it called corruption in
the NU administration. It also opposed
the Daily nebraskan, Cornhusker,
Athletic Board, Innocents Society,
Student Council, Kosmet Klub, and
the Inter Fraternity Council.
University publications on the
shelves include the Sombrero,
predecessor to the Cornhusker, and
the Prairie Schooner, a literary
magazine published by the English
One of Mari Sandoz's earliest
stories "The Vine,'" appears in the first
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written under the pseudonym "Mary
Sandoz donated her personal
library to NU. It includes
correspondence and research notes.
The paperg of Charles E. Bessoy,
former botany professor and director
of an experiment station, also are in
The Archives contain fetters of
faculty members, including Gen. John
J. Pershing's letter of eppiicstion for a
Almost all publications that
originate in the University in
periodical form, including course
description catalog dating back to
when the school was founded, are also
in the archives.
One contribution of particular
interest to Svoboda is interviews of
Nebraska old timers about the history
of agriculture in the state, he said.
The interviews are now being done
by George S. Round, UNL professor
of agricultural communication.
Svoboda said talking with
researchers and helping students with
projects are the most enjoyable aspects
of his job.
He said he spends 50 of his time
traveling, contacting people about
contributing materials to the archives.
"The archives depend on the
cooperation of ail University
departments, students and alumni," he
said. He encourages student
organizations to contribute documents
they no longer need.
Alumni also can play a key role in
maintaining the archives by sending in
reminiscences of their Ui.'-ersity
years, such as notebooks, diaries and
other materials, including pamphlets,
circulars and programs.
It's difficult to ' collect recent
records because people do not save
them, Svoboda said.
"They assume documents have to
be old to be historic," he said. "But
what is contemporary today becomes
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Archivist Joseph Svoboda has filed records about the University
dating to 18S9.
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