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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 16, 1974)
monday September 1 6, 1974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 , no. 1 3
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By Mark Hoffman
Frank Black Elk looked at the group of
about 25 persons, most of them American
Indians, gathered Friday afternoon in front of
the Nebraska State Historical Society.
-The coordinator -of. the Lincoln American
Indian Movement (AIM) chapter told them
Nebraska is apathetic about the plight of its
minorities. The demonstration had been
called to protest President Gerald Ford's
pardon for former President Richard Nixon.
This was at about 12:15 p.m. .About 45
minutes later, after the demonstration was'
moved just north of the Nebraska Union, the
group increased to about 50 persons, now
more whites than Indians.
Listeners asked about schools on Indian
reservations and what the Indian people
wanted. Others asked about the times and
place of the nonleadership trials which are
being conducted in Lincoln for the occupation
of Wounded Knee,. S.D., by-AIM supporters
last year. ; . .
"The only-thing this city, this state cares
about is Big Red," he said earlier, referring
to the Nebraska football team, ."while there
are more important things happening at the
Wounded Knee trials and in western
The largest concentration of Mexican
Americans and Indians in Nebraska is in the
western part of. the state. .' ;
Black. Elk told listeners there .is a dual .
system bf justice when 'Indian's .'are' tried' for.
Wounded Kee occupation :and Nixon is
allowed to ' go free for. . his '-.part "in- trie
, Watergate affair. '.;'. , ; , ' ' .
Now whites 'are being 'drawn. ;ihtb. the;,
struggle for equality, he' said, jri a country
where money and power influence justice. He
called for all people to support the rescinding
of the Nixon pardon or support pardons for all
the Wounded Knee defendants.
, "If former "President Nixon doesn't have to
go to court," Black Elk said, "then nobody
should have to.
"If we let a few people with power, with
money run the country, there . will be no
Although he reiterated that whites and
Indians have been drawn . together in the .
struggle- for -justice, .one. or ;the:. Indian
listeners-disagreed.;. ', ..-;' :.'' :..,;.;'''
; "Felw-. people here' are whites, ;she::said.
"They are taking' our pottery,, bur blankets '
and our art but they don't care about us. It is
She referred to the crafts market set up in
front of the Union last week. Hundreds of
Students strolled through the market during
the demonstration and until it disbanded at
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Frank Black Elk, coordinator . of the
Lincoln AIM chapter.
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Femals N ROTC cadets find they receive no preferential
treatment from their instructors or male cadets. 1
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the University of Nebraska show a
gain of 168 students, 36,422 students
a year ago compared to 36,586
students enrolled this fall, according
to NU 's Office of Public Affairs. r
The enrollment figures are pre
liminary since the University of
Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) started
. classes a week later than UNL and the
University of Nebraska Medic3l Cen
ter and so have figures after only six
days of classes.
UNO and the medical center
showed gains In enrollment which
offset a decrease at UNL. UNO gained
432 students, from 13,691 , In 1973-74
to 14.123 and the medical center 4
students, from 1,567 in 1973-74 tc
1,571. UNL had 263 fewer students,
from 21,160 In 1973-74 to 20,892 in
1974-75, the office reported.
Student credit hour totals at
UNL decreased from 281,000 In the
autumn of 1972, to 271,000 last
September, Enrollment officials pro
jected a similar drop this year to
260,000 credit hours. Instead, credit
hours totalled 265,000,
The number of freshmen registered
at the University this fall decreased
compared to last year from 3,981 to
3,748. Graduate student enrollment
increased from 2,958 a year ago to
3,025 this year and the number of
students enrolled, at the University
through the Extension Division also
increased, from 936 students last year
to 1 ,051 students this year.
The percentage of men (61) and
women (39) remained stable, tho
office reported. j
By Chuck Beck
What would a woman Reserve
Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
officer do if a beginning cadet
addressed her as "sir"?
' "He would surely get a dirty
look from me!" said Jan Josepfi,
z cadet squadron commander in
the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
program at UNL.
i Joseph, a 27-year-old senior,
said She joined the AFROTC
. program because she comes
irdm a military family and would
jiKe to' ifayel in the service.. Her . V
' 'father-is a retired Armylieuten-..
ant Colonel; ,,
; , -The' community health major
said she would like to work as a
. hospital administrator once she .
is commissioned as an officer.
UNL, has three ROTC pro
grams: the Army (AROTC), the
. Navy: (N ROTC) and .AFROTC.
Worn e n b e I o n g to a 1 1 t h r ee
programs. In addition, a Marine
Corps ROTC program is offered
through N ROTC.
Cadets usually take twelve
hours of ROTC courses to
complete their requirements,
Mai. Henry M. Juister,
AFROTC instructor, said. There
are no major or minor offerings
AFROTC has brought women
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Juister said, and AROTC for two
years. NROTC had four women
join this semester.
Women in ROTC said they
joined because of scholarships
offered through ROTC programs
and because they wanted to
"see what military life is like."
Women must serve the same
length of active service as men,
from one to four years as a
commissioned officer, according.
toCapt. Gordon T. Yim, AROTC
Sheila Barrett, a NROTC
sophomore from Dix, Neb. and
one or so national nnu I u
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. thought the. Nayy had : good
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atricia Lee, an Omaha
NROTC senior, said she likes the
Navy's philosophy of promoting
and raising officer's salaries as
they receive advanced degrees.
. None of the women cadets
said they received preferential
. treatment from their instructors.
Male cadets, however, were not
used to women NROTC cadets at
the beginning of the semester
"Some of the cadets gave us
funny looks, but they got used to
seeing us around," she said.
"No one's hostile or sarcastic
to us," Lee said. "People on
campus give me funny looks
when I walk into class in my
"uniform,,' bin that's because they
don't really know much about
S9 ROTC, pjj. 6
Tony Davis barrels through the Oregon dsfsnss Saturday,
during Nebraska's 81-7 thrashing of the Ducks. Seo paga S far
details of tbegstn.
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