The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 08, 1975, Image 1

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Durham accuses AIM
of planning disruptions
By Dick Piersol
Former FBI informant Douglas Durham,
speaking at the Sheraton Inn Tuesday, ac
cused the national leadership of the Amer
ican Indian Movement (AIM) of planning
violent disruption of the nation's Bicen
tennial celebration in 1976.
Durham appeared at the behest of the
Support Your Local Police Committee, an
ad hoc organization affiliated with the
John Birch Society. He said he is current--ly
on a speaking tour of 70 midwestern
Durham said he infiltrated AIM in
March, 1973, during the occupation at
Wounded Knee after the FBI requested
him to photograph AIM members. Soon
after the FBI requested that he try to learn
the location of AIM arms caches, sources
of money and plans for violence, he said.
The FBI paid him $1,000 monthly for
these services during the following two
During that time, he became National
AIM pilot, Personal Affairs Manager and
personal bodyguard to AIM leader Dennis
Banks, National Security Director, Direc
tor of National Offices, National Admin
istrator, and International Charge D'Affairs
for AIM.
Before infiltrating AIM, Durham said he
was a Des Moines policeman for three
years, later a vice squad officer, an intelli
gence operative for federal narcotics and
customs agencies, an informer for the FBI
on Black Panther activities and an expert in
locksmithing and disguise,
Durham said he learned of what he
called AIM'S terrorist plans for the Bicen
tennial while he was Banks' right hand
He said he soon learned that the Indians
of the Pine Ridge Reservation were victim.
ized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
He added that the bureaucracy needlessly
controlled the Indians' lives, and caused
the rise to power of AIM and its leaders,
Clyde and Vemon Bellecourt, Russell
Means and Dennis Banks.
Durham said AIM convinced the reserva
tion Indians that they would help them out
of their wretched condition.
"The plans authored by Banks went far
beyond what could be called help," he
According to Druham, AIM has created
a terrorist atmosphere on the Pine Ridge
Reservation which is unhealthy for Indians
and whites alike.
"Indians and whites who were once
friends are how taking pot shots at one
another," he said. "Anyone is likely to be
shot on the reservation, not just FBI
Durham said the shooting of two FBI
Photo by Tad Kirk
Douglas Durham,- former American Indian Movement informant for the
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Wednesday, October 8, 1975
volume 99 number 25 lincoln, nebraska
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to meet demand for vo-ag teachers
By Randy Blauvclt , '
There is "a crying need" for more voca
tional agricultural teachers, Nebraska
Governor J. James Exon Tuesday told
about 50 members of the NU Alpha Tau
Alpha honorary agricultural fraternity.
"There are 137 vocational agriculture
programs in' Nebraska with 150 instructors,
encompassing some 8,000 young people
who are now taking vocational agriculture,
to some extent, in our high schools," Exon
said. "That's not enough."
Exon said potential teachers need to
know the "tremendous opportunity" in
teaching vocational agriculture and in en
tering the agri-business community, add
ing that more students of agriculture will
be needed in the future.
8,000 not enough
"8J0OO student"!. . .that's not nearly
enough to supply the needs and demands
of the ever-growing emphasis on agriculture
snd ih ro!? 1M Nebraska agriculture must
Helath center charges
AS UN to. cju
By Liz Crumley
A resolution calling for a committee to
investigate the University Health Center's
late emergency fee probably will be intro
duced to ASUN next week, according to
ASUN Sen. Scott Cook.
The health center (UHC) charges $7 for
physicians services' after . 5 said
director Ken Hubble, v
The $7 charge was established this fall,
because of 'increased medical costs and
staff, he said. About eight students a day
come after the center is closed, he said.
Ns$st dldc
: Until two years ago, a $5 fee was
charged for after-tour service. In the fall of
1973, a night clinic was formed because all
students could not be m:n during the day,
ha said. Thli essentially extended VllCs
hours until 10 p.m.
There was no charge far students ( re
quiring a physician during the night cUnfc
or after hours, Hubble laid.
Ai tppotatmciit system helped tSeviatt
play in the future, as we attempt to fill the
needs of a protein-starved world," Exon
Exon said agricultural food product'on,
besides giving stability to the American
dollar, is the one thing the United States
can produce cheaper, better and more of,
than any other country. For this reason,
he said, the story of agriculture must be
"I wonder how well we have done in
Nebraska," Exon said. "Certainly we have
not done as good a job as we should have."
; Exon, referring to Secretary of Agricul
ture Earl Bute's visit to Omaha last week,
said high-ranking agricultural leaders con
tinue to "drive a wedge" between the food
producers and the food consumers.
"We've got to stop that!" Exon said.
"Because. . .the interests of the producers
of food and the consumers of food are one
in ..the .same. They want a good, high-
estion fees
the night clinic, which was not financially
feasible, he said.
The late fees amount was determined by
the health center's student advisory council
and approved by Ken Bader, vice chancel
lor for student affairs, Hubble said.
ASUN Sen. Cook said he thinks ASUN
should have been consulted about th
charge, ' "
V "We are elected representatives of the
students and should be consulted about
tilings which affect them " he said.
lilts s&tetcs
Cook said the fco hits the AtlJetic and
Recreation Depts. hard, because .their
activities are at night. '
According to Cook, even if the Athletic
Dept. uses ffacu. in th center only alter
hours, they ire charged.
The health center is supposed to be ser
vicing the university and cater to the uni
versity community, not to their own
needs," Cock s4.
. f labile csdouted it costs $30 every
quality product and plenty of it at fair
prices to all."
To tell the agricultural story, Exon said
more than the ISO vocational agriculture
instructors will be needed in Nebraska. Ha
told the group it was their job to create
interest in agriculture to attract the
necessary teachers. .
After his speech, Exon answered ques
tions from the audience. One question
asked was how labor unions could be
stopped from halting grain shipments to
'The labor unions today arc not stop
ping the shipment of grain to the Soviet
x Union, although it has been politically pop
ular to blame them for that," Exon replied.
"The only people stopping the shipment of
grain to the Soviet Union is the President
of the United States and his secretary of
"I don't believe that a George Meany, or
a thousand George Meanys, should have, or
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Photo by Stavt Boer nor
Gov. J James Exon
docs have, the right to tell us where we're
going to ship agricultural products over
seas," Exon said. "But there has been a
myth spread that George Meany is doing
it," he added.
Dr. Kesjseth llulhte University ' .
Ifeslth Center director. '
time a student comes to the health center.
"The $25 & student fays out of student
fees for the center amounts to a type of
' prepaid Insurance," he said.
Most of the charges the student must
pay, including lab work, medication and .
X-ray is 50 per cent of what a doctor
would charge downtown, he aJJed.
Cook sgreed, but said most people who
would go to a downtown doctor "aren't
paying one-third of their taxes for support
of their hospital." ,
Student fees are a typa of tax, he said.'
Shooting: Sen. Ernie Chambers
releases new information
on the Sherdell
Lewis death. p.6
Searching: The committee
searching for a new UNL
chancellor steps up its
activity p.l 1
Securing: An attempt to decrease
"lost" books from
UNL's libraries ............ p.S
Also Find:
Editorials. p.4
Arts and Entertainment p. 12
Sports - . . . . p.H
Crossword .' . p.16
Short Stuff... p.2
Weather ,
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with souther
ly winds. Highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday night: Clear arid cooler.
Lows in the mid-4 Os. ,
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