The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 08, 1975, Page page 11, Image 11
Wednesday, October 8 1975 daily nebraskan page 11 Amended dVorce aws oo of women 's group I fj j Photo by Lis Beard Janet Foley, Nebraska legislative chairperson for the National Organization for Women To creafe dissension' Durham: conspiracy real Continued from p. 1 - agents on the reservation was a part of AIM'S greater conspiracy. He said that conspiracy was to create such a strain on EIA and state police that federal intervention would be the only al ternative. He said AIM leaders detest local police far more than FBI agents. He said federal intervention was the . means and partial end to a greater conspir acy carried on at the highest levels of Washington. Durham said a conspiracy exists inter nationally to usurp individual freedoms by taking away control from loc il police. "The Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, including Henry Kissinger and other State Dept. officials are all in this together," he said. "It's like a pincers movement, with the international socialists at the top and the terrorist groups like AIM at the bottom. Guns and ammunition worth $6,200, bought with a federal government social understanding grant were smuggled in from Canada and stored in Dennis Banks' apartment. I saw them." "Several hundred thousand dollars of government funds are being used for Indian survival schools," Durham said. "Some of these schools teach Indian children the dig nity of their heritage, others teach them to Search panel begins work The committee to find nominees for the UNL chancellor's post is preparing to in vcstlgate applicants. , According to search committee chair man Richard Gilbert, .the 17-person com mittee is split Into three subcommittees, each to investigate applicants. The cutscrjrittee's tasks t "build up a dossier on each applicant and to, decide if the candidate can fulfill the minimum requlrenents, Gilbert said. The subcommittees do not have the power to reject a candidate, but simply will present their findings. Gilbert said' the committee will place candidates in three categories: those with strong possibilities, those who have weak possibilities and those somewhere in be tween. To compile information, committee members will use telephone interviews and printed materials. Middle category - Most candidates probably. will fall into : the middle category at first, Gilbert said. Lucille Griess, subcommittee chairman, said the hopes to interview people who have known or worked with the candid ates, and said she expects the subcom mittees to talk with the candidates' co workers or supervisors. "After the interviews, we will have some groundwork and hope, to move some mountains," Griess said. To find possible candidates, Gilbert said, the committee has contacted uni versity presidents and heads of faculty. They advertised in the Oironicle of Higher Education, tin major publication for higher education. Oct. 20 is the .application, deadline. hate police and white people. Part of the international conspiracy is to create dis sension among the races so the big shots can force more of their bureaucracy on all of us." Other terrorist groups are cooperating with AIM according to Durham. He said the Weatherman, Fighting .American Indians, the Palestinian Liberation Organi zation, the Irish Republican Army and the government of Cuba have offered support to AIM in its intentions. "The Fighting American Indians have placed 13 sophisticated copper and sul . furic acid bombs in bulk petroleum storage plants to be detonated at their leisure," he said. He said the Lincoln, police force is known throughout the country for its efficiency and progressiveness. Membership in the John Birch Society is the best method for Americans to ensure a safe and sane Bicentennial celebration, ac cording to Durham. He said the organiza tion may be the only safeguard between America and anarchy. After his speech Tuesday Durham urged those attending to pledge donations to the John Birch Society or the Support Your Local Police Committee. Door prizes were awarded. By Liz Crumley , Nebraska's current no-fault divorce laws are "a rip-off' for some women, according to Ellen Sim Dewey, legislative chairperson for Omaha's chapter of National Organiza tion for Women (NOW). Consequently, Dewey said, she plans to introduce three bills to the Nebraska Legis lature to amend the present laws. Nebraska's no-fault divorce laws were passed July 6, 1972, according to Janet Poley, legislative chairperson for Lincoln's NOW chapter. However, because of reasons unknown to Poley, two sections dealing with property settlement guidelines and child support were left out of the Nebraska law. This apparent oversight, she said, leaves the older non-working woman at a definite disadvantage in divorce proceedings. Now, in divorce proceedings, property settle ments are left to the judge's or occasionally the attorney's discretion, Poley said. Representation problem "I know some women that have had problems in getting adequately represent ed," she said. "Some lawyers just don't want' to get that deeply involved in divorce cases.". The contract, Dewey said, is the laws under which a couple is married. Under old divorce laws, divorce pro ceedings could be brought only under a fault petition, she said. Under the present unilateral divorce law, a divorce is auto matic, for whatever reasons. The law states that the court decides whether a marriage is irretrievably broken and then decides accordingly about the divorce petition. However, she said, if one person says the marriage is irretrievably broken, the judge must issue a divorce decree. According to Dewey, since Nebraska's no-fault law went into effect in 1972, no petitions for divorce have been denied. The three-bill package Dewey wants to introduce involves community property, private marriage contracts, divorce and child custody legislation. Under the divorce bill, if both parties request a divorce, proceedings would be the same as under present no-fault laws. Legal separation If the divorce is contested by one party and the court finds that conditions for divorce as set forth in an individual marriage contract, if it exists, are not met, or if the party wanting the divorce generat- BULLETIN BOARD: Positions available r i CHANCELLOR . iraTOtnr of esjsmicoLN Nominations and application for tit position of Chancellor of I hi University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UN L) ere Invited. UN L, founded In 1167, it the oldest component Institution of the University of NebraiU ayWem. It k the state's Und-Orunt University end it oomprehemlve undergraduate and graduate imtltution with an en rollment of more than 22.000 students and a faculty of 1.100. Candidates should have achieved academic excellence, nave had iwimiiv teiit-w espcrfcr-M Ki tSr in " ! wlmlni. stretion, should be able to represent the University in the national educational so mm unity, and should have the ability to interpret and to communicate to the staM community the contributions and needs of the faculty, students, and staff of the institution. Salary oamttunturata with experience and abilities, Send resume1 by October 20 to: Richard E. Gilbert, Quitman Chancellor Search Committee Department of Chemical Engineering University of Nebnuka Lincoln, Nebraska M5SI An tquftt opportunityalBrmaUvf ftcticn mployr PRESIDENT PR ANTIOC Trt Prosldantlal Saarei accepting nominations ai of Antloch Coitega. Antta of higher education com Yallow Spring, Ohio and Ruses and units through ampthlret, Maasachusatt Ington, D.C., Texas, and , instructional programs In aducatlon, labor atudlaa, natad or applying should national eollaaa or eomt tional oxparlanca, contac and e!at groups, da mom and fund raising, and a Innovation, and axeallanct or sppHcetlona with eurrai tnan October 31, iy3 to; Arttioch Co Search t I860 Broa NawYork.1 An Equal Opportunity RE: Western New Encland Collect ; Oil Grmn Advertisement for UNL chancellor In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 22, 197S. ' - A ; . r.iihffrt tniri the committee hones to submit five to 10 names to NU President D B. Vamer, who will interview the finalists. The NU Board of Regents then will approve or reject Varner's choice, Gilbert said. ; ... The search committee consists of 15 voting members and two nonvoting mem bers, who represent the University of Ne braska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska it Omaha. Members of the three subcommittees are: Subcommittee One: Chairwoman Lucille Griess, Carolyn price, C. Cale Hudson, Beth Klostcrmah and William Smith. Subcommittee Two: Chairwoman, Mrs. Harold Anderson, Clinton Hoover, Sam Jensen, Lowell Moser and Susie Reltz. Subcommittee Three: Chairman William , Colwcll, James Macomber, William Pcderscn. John Robinson and Robert Rosenlof, ) " conflict in the marriage, the judge "shall enter a decree for a legal separation," ' not a divorce if the marriage, took place prior tc July 6, 1972. This also would apply to marriages at least 10 years old by the effective date of the act (if passed), or if there were children. If the divorce is contested by one party, and certain condi tions are not met, the court will make inquiry into whether the marriage is irretrievably broken (same proceedings in present no-fault cases). However, the court will consider conditions for a divorce as stated in a private marriage contract if one . exists. Poley said she thinks there should be some recourse other than the legal separa tion Dewey advocates, if one party desires a divorce under conditions stated above. Needs study "Before Lincoln's NOW chapter goes on record supporting it, all the ramifications need to be studied," she said. In Dewey's second bill, all marital assets would be classified as community property except those acquired by and filed as gift and inheritance. In case of a divorce, the court would equally divide community property. Though division of real estate guidelines say the woman should receive between one-third and one-half, Dewey said, recent surveys indicate the average woman receives only one-sixth of the real estate. The present guidelines also do not provide lor other assets of the marriage, Dewey said. These include health and hfe insurance and retirement benefits, she said, adding that the wife, whether she is a housewife or not, contributes to their payment. Provisions also are not provided for the social power and status a divorced woman lose. Community property However, Poley said her objection to this bill is that is allows no provision for any other classification other than that of community property. A person either files it as his or her own property or else it becomes community property. The marriage contract bill does provide the opportunity for classification other than community property, but Poley said she didn't think it would pass. "No state, to my knowledge, has passed legislation authorizing private marriage contracts and I doubt seriously whether Nebraska will.be the first," Poley said; The bill concerning private marriage contract basically states two ideas: marriage is a civil contract (defined by current laws) and the contract cannot be abridged by the State of Nebraska. Same laws apply This means that if a person is married under certain laws of marriage and divorce, those same laws W''' ,Ywev said. eVen if the state changes them.jww The body of the bill provides for the formation, before or during the marriage, and enforcement of an "interspousal . contract." This contract can provide for outside and inside the home obligations, both economic and physical, calculation of the child custodial outi??, establishment of community property and establishment of conditions under which divorce could be obtained. NOW opposes the legislating of personal life, she said. "Suppose a woman signed a marriage contract at the age of 20 saying whe would stay In the home doing house work and then four years later wanted a career. Her husband could keep her thee," she said. Child custody The bill concerning child custody states that the judge shall not deny custody of the child to either parent on the basis of offenses or alleged unfitness unless thoso actions would interfere with the parent child relationship. ' 1 This could mean that the judge could not deny custody to a parent based on charges of adultery, Dewey said. Dewey's proposals have met sonic 5 disagreement, though. Sen. Roland Luedtkc, a Lincoln , said he had been approached by Dewey many times and he strongly disagreed with almost all of her bills, even though he Had not studied the legal questions they raise. "Wo make laws for people to live together under happily-not under the , assumption that they are going to break " up," ho said.