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monday, October 28, 1974
i'ncoSn, nebraska vol. 98 no. 37
Gary Brantz, the disqualified homecoming title winner, offers a
hand to Chancellor James Zumberge as queens Chris Evans,
left, and Jtnger Jorgensen look on.
fUmt ?em!3 candidates look on as 1973 Queen' JSnger
JsnjTijsn efc.vns Chris Evans, the 1374 queen.
Brantz disqualified wants apcg
Gary Brantz, homecoming
queen candidate who was dls
qualified because he allegedly
campaigned at the polls, says he
is going to ask Tassels to
apologize at the next home
Chris Evans, a Junior political
science major from Beatrice,
was crowned , homecomings
queen during halftime. Julie
Moravec of David City was first
runner-up and Libby Lawler of
Papillion was second runner-up.
Brantz, who received about
140 votes more than the other
candidates, and his campaign
manager, Dennis Onnen, both
say Brantz did nothing Illegal.
Tassels members claim Brantz
walked persons including home
coming queep candidate Nancy
Stohs to the polling, booth and
asked them to vote for him.
'Didn't walk anybsdy'
, "I didn't walk anybody to the
"polls," Brantz said.
Stohs said she and Brantz did
walk to the polling place to find
out if homecoming candidates
were allowed to vote. Brantz did ,
not ask her to vote for him, she
said. . v - ".
Stohs said she agreed with the
decision not to let Brantz bo
queen. . r. -. "
"I think they ("Tassels) hand
led it well by not allowing him to ,
bo queen," she said.
Homecoming candidates were
interviewed to cfatermine which
of them would be finalists.
Brantz was Interviewed, but said
he "didn't make the cut."
' ASUN approved
He then went to ASUN and
got approval to run as a write-in
candidate. From then on, Stohs
said, Brantz and the other
candidates "were not on equal
Onnen said Brantz did every
thing "legally as far as ' can
' According to Onnen, .there are
"no ..specific regulations about
how close a candidate can be to
the polling place." .
A tetter sent to the candidates
told them not to be "found near
the polllnn places," Stohs said.
Tassels president Carolyn
Grico eiid no cno is supposed to
bo within-200 feet of the polls.
She. said-Branlz was-within 200
.feet of, the ballot box and asked
his friends to vote for him. ,
' Grico further said that be-"'
causa; it-was not., apparent to
. onlookers. 'that Brantz-was -talking
only to his friends, he was
ineligible ; for - homecoming
queen. ,v -.;"'.'
. 'Didn't complain'
"Some of the girls running the
polls tried to talk people into not
voting for roe, and I didn't
complain 'about that," Brantz
said. ' .
"If they hadn't disqualified
Gary for being-, too close to the
t-ooihSj'.it would have, been
something else, ".Onnen said.
Asked If they would try to get
.the title by appealing the
decision to ASUN student court,
Brantz -said he was not inter
ested in getting the title.
"Homecoming was yester-;
day," he said. '
-"I was running for fun. They
(Tassels) took all the fun out of
Brantz said he was concerned
how people viewed his carry
"76,000 people think I
cheated, and I didn't," he said.
If Tassels refuse to give him a
formal apology, Brantz said he
may take further action.
Chris Evans, who received the
second largest amount of votes
and was crowned homecoming
queen, said she thought Tassels
"handled the situation the only
way they could." '
She said she thought the
person with the most votes
should be queen, and pointed
out that Brantz did go through
all the interviews, but was not
chosen as a finalist by Tassels,
Evans said she agreed with
the idea of having a homecoming
person instead of a homecoming
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(Editor's note: This is tha first in a series of
articles examining differentiated housing
during its first year in Mill residence hHs.)
By Rusty Reno ' -
Abel Hall's second and third floors look no
different from other residence hall floors on
campus until you walk through the swinging
doors midway down the hall.
Beyond those doors, sweatsocks give away
to stockings, styling combs yield to curlers.
Separate halls or separate floors have been
replaced by mere doors as the lino of
demarcation between men and women.
Midway through their first semester,
UNL's only two coed floors have been well
received, floor residents say, and have
sparked some suprising results.
Leis visitation violation
Second floor student assistant (SA) Fuck'
Johnson, a senior, said there - are fess
violations of visitation hours than on tha
same floor last year when it was inhabited by
"Now we arc a' lot more cc; "s-.r;," he
said. "We attempt to go along wan tho rules
In ortJr to rvold prxci:rr.3. Vc v.?cnt this to
continue noxt yccr.
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Each flo.ir ?v 14 h,-r vhitNon fro.n 11
a.m. .to J a.m.,. Two swinging. doors in the
hallways are .'locked' ' during ' nonviolation
hours , ''..". . ., .
. The eoed floors,were part of resident hail
changes approved by the NU: . Board., of"
Regents last spring aftar the" Council on
Student Life (CSL) recommended that
alternatives to traditional dorm living bo
The experimental plan affows men end
woman students to room In separate sections
of tho same floor, with each having their own .
lounge and bathroom. ..
The floors have two studsnt assistants each
and the governing councils Include both men
"This is not a big ssx crcy thing," Johnson
continued, "in : fact, it's -going the cit'ior
waytoward developing bolter- frter,d- relationships."
, . SA's complimented '.'.'"
Gonior- Stirlinn (ionn COmo!!mHted tH?
GAs for insuring" the success 6f coed living.
"I. think the coed atmosphere also inspires
a respect for tho rights of others," ho said,
' '.'The guys are not as likely to raise hell every
.night like they would last year." " .,
"If wo wanted to, wo could go through th
doors, but we wcro given this freedom so we
regulate ourselves from violating the rules,"
sophomore Connie Whited agreed.
. Third floor SA Bill Hcbbert said the'only
complaints he has received were concerning
noise, which an SA "can expect no matter
what floor ho.flves on." ,
"The nolso Is nothing catastrophic," ho
Johnson concurred, "It's a different kind
cf nolso. It's not stereos and running or
honoring noise.' It's a people noise. It's a
f ri:-r atmosphere and mory natural."
Third floor SA Chris Frodyma observed
that more doors arc open now than she has
cvor &eon before.
Continued on pg. 2.
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