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monday, September 291975 volume 99 number 20 lincoln, nebraska
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Senator Birch Bayh (D-Ind.)
Photo by Kvin H5gSy
By Theresa Foreman
Judge Benjamin Wall said Friday it will
be about two months before the three
judge panel of the State Court of.
Industrial Relations will decide whether
the collective bargaining unit for university
faculty members should be system-wide
or limited to the UNL campus.
Although Wail presided at Friday's
hearing, he and the court's two other
judges will decide the scope of the bar
gaining unit after reviewing the attorneys'
briefs, which are due Nov, 3.
. After the bargaining unit is decided , the
court can approve faculty election for a
bargaining representative. The American
Association of University Professors
(AAUP) is seeking recognition as the
bargaining agent. About 200 UNL faculty
members are AAUP members.
At Friday's hearing, Bruce Wright,
attorney for the NU Board of Regents,
which is seeking a system-wide bargaining
unit, mtettloned Steven Sample. NU vice
president of academic affairs, abouf the
academic organizational structure of the
Sample testified that ultimate authority
for academic affairs for the three NU
campuses belongs tothe regents.
No department, school or college can be
created or deleted without the board's
approval, he said, and all faculty appoint
ments and dismissals must be made by the
Sample said vacation and leave or
absence policies ase uniform on all three
campuses. He said NlTs central admin
istration is preparing a uniform academic
calendar for the University of Nebraska
at Omaha (UNO) and UNL. Faculty
fringe benefit vary according to campus,
Sample said. - v
It the bargaining unit is limited to UNL.
Sample said, some people who work and
tesch in Omaha would be represented by
the Lincoln campus because several schools
operated on more than pm campus are
under the administration of only one. He
cited the Engineering Dept., which offers
classes on IJNL and UNL campuses, but
is administered in Lincoln,
Sample also noted there are several
intercampus faculty and administrative
othua$ on p.9
NU Foundation: Varner reports
on the state of the university
system's composition ....... p.S
UNO splitoff: The pros and cons
of Sen. Murphy's suggestion
that UNO separate itself from
ths NU system; ............ p.5
Architecture exchanges UNL and
Mexican University exchange
students..... , ,..p. 12
Aba find: - '
, Editorials. .,,.,.,,,..... p.4
' Arts and Entertainment.'. ..... P8
Crossword ....... p,12
Short Stuff p.2
v Monday: Sunny, with southerly winds
ranging from 5-15 m.pii. Iligha in the low
Moudsy niht: Clear with temperatures
in the low 40s.
Tttfaisy: Increasing cloudiness. Temper
atures in the low 70s.
oyh folk hints at
Although Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.) has
not officially announced his candidacy for
the presidency, his speech to 200 Demo
crats in Fremont Sunday indicated that he
already may be campaigning.
At a press conference before his speech
to the Congressional First District Demo
cratic Caucus, Bayh said that he wants to
run and will decide within the next several
days whether or not to make his campaign
official. He said he came to Nebraska to see
if there was enough support to warrant his
candidacy in the state primary next May.
Bayh conceded that competition will be
stiff for the nomination and said that is
one of the Democratic Party's strengths.
"We have several good candidates," he
said, "and Democrats welcome compete
tion." The Republicans are a lot more
exclusive. If I decide to run for president,
111 talk about my qualifications, I won't
take cheap shots at other Democrats."
' Criticizes Ford
In his speech, Bayh told the Democrats
that President Gerald Ford's Administra
tion has mishandled the economy, energy
situation, and agricultural policy.
He said that the administration has
been content to try to keep the economy
from worsening, but has failed to exert
strong enough leadership in economic
"The Ford Administration is making a
lot of excuses. They say . the worst is
behind us; that there is a light at the end
of the tunnel and the economy has
"The facts are that eight million people
are unemployed, another two million
underemployed and about one million so
frustrated they are not even looking for
He said what he called the poor state of
the economy is a direct result of the eco
nomic policies of Ford and former Presi
dent Richard Nixon. He said their belief
was that ahigh level of unemployment was
necessary to stop the kind of inflation
characterized by too much money chasing
too few goods.
In reality, Bayh said inflation in Amer
ica is based almost entirely on energy and
food price increases and that Ford and
Nixon contributed more to those problems
than they solved.
"With our industrial capacity operating
at 65 per cent, we needn't worry about in
flation caused by overemployment. We
need a president who will reverse (Federal
Reserve Board Chairman) Arthur Burn's,
and (Treasury Secretary) William Simons'
tight money and high interest rate policy,"
Bayh said. , -
Bayh said the top priority for the next
president should be to establish a policy
of providing a job for every American who
wflnts to work
Bayh said the $70 billion federal budget
deficit is related to Ford's . policies
although he said the President blames runa
way spending on Congress. He said the
deficit is partially caused by unemploy
ment, and blames Ford. ,
Bayh called Ford's statements faulting
Congress for the lack of an energy policy a
"phony indictment," in the wake of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) oil price increases.
Continued on p.9
'We have no wise men'
Several hundred UNL students sat on
the floor of the Nebraska Union Ball
room Sunday afternoon.
Some, slept. Some watched the
people around them.
But most listened while Ram Dass,
the former Dr. Richard Alpert, spoke on
"The Process of Spiritual Awakening,"
the concluding lecture of the Wisdom of
the East Symposium. Dass discussed
what hfr called "the different planes of
"lH tell you what reality is, and I've
got the credentials, so you better listen
to me, Dass said. "When you're in one
of the planes, the others all seem
Dass earned a Hi.L. in psycnoiogy
from Stanford" University in 1957, He
taught at Stanford, the University of
California at Berkeley and Harvard Uni
versity until 1963.
Between 1961 and 1964, Dass and
his associate, Timothy Leary, researched
the effects of consciousness-altering
drugs tuch as LSD, and later published
The Psychedelic Experience.
By 1967, 1 had become sophistica
ted in charting the different realities I
discovered from my studies," Dass said.
"But I was being forced to say publicly
that I was no longer a scientist," Dass
said behaviorism has replaced the intro
spection he was studying,
He received most of his training from
guru in the Indian Himalayas, he said,
"lis was in a much higher state of
consciousness,' Dass said. "Because of
the etpcitncjs of the 'training he gave
me, I can now reach several levels of
' Dm explained that many of the
problems or society, such as alcoholism,
are brought about because human
beings are too materialistic.
"There is alcoholism because people
aren't fulfilled by the current value
system," he said.
"A materialist is really dead when he
is dead," Dass said. "He functions under
the reasoning that more is better, when
actually his desire for more is never
Tve nave no tuinument. no
' contentment, with material things, Dass
said. We have knowledgeable men, but
"Become a statement of what you
are about and those who will hear, let
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