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Journalist David Maiberstam speaking on changes In tha government's poer
friday, October 25, 1 974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 36
"How we got to Watergate" was through a 20-year
growth of presidential power and its manipulation of
ongress, the public and the media, according to
journalist David Halberstam.
The second speaker in the Nebraska Union Talks and
Topics program, Halberstam spoke to a crowd of 200
persons on changes in the government's power
The "technological superpower" that the United
States has become requires a "super office", the
presidency, Halberstam said.
Author of the book "The Best and the Brightest", he
described the power situation existing between the
presidency and Congress as a "statement anti
statement." The media, having gained strength through
technology occasionally allies Itself with Congress to
balance the power of the president, Halberstam said.
Yet, through television, "Nixon parachuted into
people's homes" anytime he decided to call a press
conference and was uncriticlzed for It, Halberstam
Candidates for office learn "how to intimidate it (the
media), how to use it. ..how to use Dan Rather instead
of Walter Cronkite for the one-on-one (interviews),"
What these politicians have done, in attempting to
manipulate the media, Is to pattern themselves after
their enemy, the totalitarian countries, said
They decide "If the Communists have secrecy, we'll
have secrecy," he said. They decide "it's a glorious
thing for democracy to have no more moral checks."
"Nixon had an Olympian sense in what you can get
away with," Halberstam said. "But we see that finally
the ones who are the manipulators become
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ar Association funding appeal 7os
By Randy Gordon
The question is appeal, appeal, who heard
the appeal? ' '
Members of the Student Bar Association
(SB A) may not think they yet have the
answer, but they have tentatively decided to
re-introduce their original proposal before
the UNL Fee Allocations Board (FAB).
At issue is the SBA's request for $1 ,400 for
its Minority Recruitment Committee which
originally was refused funding by FAB last
spring. The appeals process started soon
The Fee Allocations Board makes
recommendations to Ken Bader, vice
chancellor for student affairs, on the
distribution of student fees to campus
organizations. The Council on Student Life
handles appeals made by dissatisfied
student organizations " "
Brian Waid, Student Bar Association
(SBA) president, said he appeared before
CSL in May to present what he called the
problems the SBA was encountering In
having its appeal heard.
But Waid said, as he understood it, no
formal appeal was made before CSL at that
time. Waid said that since that May meeting,
the SBA has not been told that anyone is
considering hearing it.
"We could have made a mistake," he said.
"But if we did, it was due to ignorance and to
not being adequately informed of what the
appeals process was."
Bernie Glaser, project director of the
committee, said he also was unclear on the
appeals procedure. He said CSL postponed a
decision on whether or not to hear the appeal
at the May meeting and at a summer
Donald Shaneyfelt, assistant dean of tha
College of Law and CSL chairman last
spring, said CSL decided at its May meeting
that "there was no evidence of a lack of due
process in the case" involving the SBA
Shaneyfelt said CSL decided earlier last
spring that the council would not consider
the merits of the cases being appealed
before it,, but would consider only if the
group applying for fees before ' FAB had
received a fair hearing.
"CSL is just like an appellate court when
considering appeals," he said. "They can't
set aside the verdict just because they don't
agree with it."
Lyle Young, current CSL chairman, said he
does not foresee any change in the council's
position of considering only procedural
matters when hearing appeals.
"If CSL began rehearing all appeals on
their merits, it would show a lack of
confidence in those organizations having the
authority to decide on those. respective
matters. We might soon reach the point that
hearing appeals is all we got done," Young
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Concert & crowning climax homecoming week
By Lisa Brown
A Blood, Sweat and Tears concert tonight,
and the crowning of the 1974 homecoming
queen at the football game Saturday will
climax the 1974 UNL homecoming activities.
Appearing with Blood, Sweat and Tears on
the same program will be Timberline, a group
from Kearney. The homecoming concert in
Pershing Auditorium at 6 p.m. is sponsored
by Tassels, and Corn Cobs, two UNL spirit
organizations, in cooperation with the
National Bank of Commerce.
The winners of a campus living unit
homecoming decoration contest will bo
announced during the concert's intermission.
Tassels and Corn Cobs are sponsoring the
contest and the UNL Alumni Assoc. has
provided $125 in prize money for winners in
various categories. Categories are residence
halls, sororities and women's co-ops, and
fraternities and men's co-ops. The winner in
each division will receive $25 and the overall
winner will be awL.'ded $50.
Halftime sctiviHes -
Crowning of the 1974 homecoming queen
and a saiute to the terrors of Halloween by
the Cornhusker Marching Band are on tap for
halftime of the Nebraska-Oklahoma State
game Saturday in Memorial Stadium.
The band will provide the musical
background for the annual spectacle of the
introduction of the homecoming royalty and
crowning of the queen.
During the p re-game show, the band will
salute the College of Home Economics,
which will dedicate the new Home
Economics Building in ceremonies Saturday
morning on East Campus.
Immediately following the football game,
the UNL Alumni Assoc. will sponsor a 1974
Alumni and friends of the university are
Invited to the pay-at-the-door cocktail party
in the Cornhusker Hotel East Ballroom from
4 to 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by
the Scarlet and Cream Singers.
Alumni returning . .
Several groups of alumni are returning for
the game, and have planned special activities
for the weekend. Approximately 335
Californians from Nebraska will be in Lincoln
from Thursday through Sunday evening.
The group, which was the first group to
make a football migration to Nebraska 15
years ago, plans to tour the UNL campus and
the city of Lincoln, attend the football game,
and attend a banquet Saturday with city
officials, members of the NU Board of
Regents, and other officials and members of
the Cornhusker team whose homes are In
The Tassels, celebrating their 50th
anniversary this year, will host a tea for the
Tassels alumni in the north conference room
on the lower level of the Nebraska Union
between 8:30 and 12 noon Saturday. The
alumni are invited to help blow up balloons
to be sold by Tassels prior to the football
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