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friday, march 21, 1975
lincoln, nebraska vol.93 no. 102
Party's nearsweep surprises president-elect
By Rex Seline
The morning after the election newly-elected
ASUN Presidentstudent regent Jim Say was still
recovering from the surprise of his party's nearsweep
of ASUN elective offices and the after effects of his
election night revelry.
"We never thought it would happen," Say said.
"We had heard the vote might be split and that we
might lose a few senate seats. We had thought East
Campus might have made a bigger contribution."
The party had expected East Campus voters' to
split more between USE and the Sons of Liberty
Party (SOL), according to Say.
Say's United Student Effort Party (USE)
dominated the elections and garnered every position
their candidates ran for.
Second year victory
Joining Say in the executive sweep were party
mates Mary Jenkins as first vice president and Paul
Morrison as second vice president. Their victory
marked the second year that the USE party won the
USE candidates learned of the victory at an
election celebration at the Chateau Lafleur apartment
clubhouse. The announcement reportedly prompted
the dunking of the executive slate in the clubhouse
pool for "our version of the Tidal Basin incident,"
Say's immediate plans before he assumes office are
to "get better acquainted with what's been going on
in the past," he said. "But we won't start working on
our plans until maybe after spring break."
"We need a vacation," second vice president-elect
Paul Morrison said.
According to vice president-elect Mary Jenkins,
the new executives are going to have to sit down with
their predecessors to get oriented.
"You can't be thrown right in because you
wouldn't know exactly what you're doing unless you
had been in before," Jenkins said. "I'm going to sit
down with Sharon (Johnson, outgoing ASUN first
vice president) to get oriented."
"I also need to take a Robert's Rules of Order
(parliamentary procedure book) home with me over
vacation and sleep with it," she added.
Elaborating on his early Thursday morning
statement on the reason for the USE success, Say
credited the victory to student confidence in party
Receptive to change
"The people who voted for us must have gathered
that even though we didn't have a strict platform,
we're going to get things done; we can think for
ourselves," Say said. "Without a platform, we'll be
more receptive to change. We aren't obligated to try
to institute our platform completely, we can listen to
Jenkins said she was surprised at the small voter
turnout. The turnout, less than 10 per cent of the
student body, was reportedly the lowest in recent
"With the polling places in the dorms, I thought
the turnout would be larger," Jenkins said.
Morrison added that he thought the large number
of candidates would generate a larger turnout.
Reason to communicate
"It's just all the more reason that we should try to
communicate better with the students," Jenkins said.
People don't care about ASUN because they don't
know anything about it, according to Morrison.
Having ASUN senators speak to residence units
twice a month is one of the programs that Say said he
hopes to begin. The effort would be to inform the
students about ASUN activities. The possibility of
mailings to off-campus students for the same purpose
is being investigated, according to Jenkins.
In his second vice-presidential duty as committee
coordinator, Morrison said he might set up a
community relations committee to deal with such
Other priorities for the new administration include
completing appointments to committees and various
student positions, according to Jenkins.
"I don't think they've ever been done in time
(prior to the end of the spring semester)," Jenkins
said. "It causes problems and we have to make
half-term appointments, if we don't finish soon."
To achieve this goal, the executives will propose to
the senate that a majority of senators serve on the
appointments committee until the end of the
semester, instead of splitting into other senate
Say indicated that he is willing to accept some of
the issues that the other parties brought up during the
campaign, "even though they may not have had the
"I gather that the fees issue is one of the most
complex things on campus," Say said. "So far we
have no set plan as to what we'll do on it because we
don't have the total background behind fees yet."
Lower drinking age
Jenkins indicated that there will also be an effort
made to lower the drinking age to 18 for 3.2 per cent
(alcohol per volume) beer.
"It'll have to be a big statewide thing, like the
student regent lobbying," she said.
Say contended that lowering the age will teach
responsibility to those who could then drink.
Morrison said he will look into a restructuring of
executive committees when he assumes office.
"We're thinking about going back to having the
eight subcommittees directly under the second vice
president (as opposed to having three other
committee chairmen between the subcommittees and
the second vice president)," Morrison said.
Say , also commented that outgoing ASUN
President Ron Clingenpeel's call for "three in a row"
may not have been premature.
"We're thinking about trying to keep the party
system going throughout the entire year, Say said.
"Not in terms of establishing a straight party vote but
as a place for research into student issues; a resource
center for people who were involved in student
government in the past.
"It's sort of a group that would like to continue
Say and the newly elected executives and senators
will take office April 2.
Full-time UNL students will be
permitted to purchase football tickets
during the week of April 7 to April 1 1 at
the ticket office in the south stadium.
Part-time students who will be
full-time in the fall are required to
purchase tickets in the fall.
Students desiring single seat tickets
should present student identification and
$17 to a ticket cashier. Each student
receives a receipt and will draw a lottery
number. Ticket orders will be filled with
the lowest lottery number being filled
For block section student tickets a
representative of the group will present
identification cards and $17 for each
person in his or her block. No additions
will be made after initial order. Personal
checks will be accepted for only the
amount. No two-party checks will be
A receipt will be returned to the
representative for each student in the
Starting Aug. 26, each student who
purchased a single ticket or is a member
of a block section must come to the
Coliseum. Upon presentation of receipt
and identification card indicating he is a
full-time student will be given his ticket.
Each student is required to sign for his
Ticket orders will be checked against
lists of students receiving free admission
to the games. Athletes, band and
concession members are not permitted to
purchase student tickets.
Students purchasing tickets in the
spring who quit school will be permitted
a full refund if the ticket office is notified
in writing by Sept. 5. Students applying
for refunds after the first home game but
before the second home game will be
refunded $9.75. No refunds after the
Tickets refunded will be sold to
upperclass students buying tickets this
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Commit fee holds bill that would
give Fort Robinson to Indians
' Omsk Sen. ErrJs Chambers
By Jim Zalewski
' The "shameful history of
mistreatment of Indians" could
be partly resolved if the lands
and buildings of Fort Robinson
are returned to their rightful
owners, the Sioux nation,
according to Sen. Ernest
LB424, introduced to the
Revision and Recreation
Committee by Chambers,
would return Fort Robinson
State Park and Recreational
Area in northwestern Nebraska
to the Sioux nation 72 hours
after passage of the bill.
"This bill was introduced to
give a disadvantaged group of
people an opportunity to
present their case to the
Legislature," Chambers said.
"We hope to establish the
validity of the principle that
the government will keep its
Indian own fort
Chambers referred to the
Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868,
which ceded to the Sioux
nation the land north of the
North Platte River and west of
the Missouri River to the Big
According to the terms of
tlie treaty, the Fort Robinson
lands would belong to the
Indians, Chambers said.
"Just because injustices
have happened in the past
doesn't make them just
today," he said.
Citing rulings set by U.S.
District Court Judge Warren
Urbom which said the Indians
have been mistreated and
shoved aside, Chambers said it
is up to the Legislature, not the
courts, to decide the rightful
owners of the land.
Treaty still legal
"The critical issue is not the
legal description of the land,
butnvhelhcr the initial transfer
was legal in the first place,"
Chambers said. "The 1868
treaty is still a legal and valid
The state had no right to
acquire the federal land,
according to Alex Lunderman,
a Sioux representative from
Omaha. He said the Sioux
nation had claim to the land as
soon as the fort ceased to exist
as a federal military
"The state is interfering
with the U.S. Congress at Fort
Robinson," Lunderman said.
"We want the government to at
least once honor their treaty.
I've never seen a poor
landowner, but we are."
Continued on p. 6
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