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week column premiers. .'. .p.7
Bill board: A new daily column featuring
a list of all hearings in the Nebraska
Legislature p. 3
Wednesday, january 14, 1976
volume 100 number 2
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Dyas files as Senate candidate;
hoping for 'trust in government'
By Anita Stork
Former State Democratic Chairman Hess. Dyas an
nounced his candidacy for the United States Senate Tues
day, seeking to "restore Nebraskans' trust in government."
Appearing at UNL, Dyas said his campaign for the seat
now held by Republican Sen. Roman Hruska would be
person to person.
In a statement released Tuesday, Dyas said rather than
"gather" the media and supporters together for the tra
ditional press conference candidacy announcement," he
would appear at supermarkets, schools, stockyards and
police stations to speak with individual Nebraskans.
"This method of telling people will set the theme for
my campaign," Dyas said.
Shaking hands with students in front of the Nebraska
Union, Dyas made no formal speech but spoke briefly
with individual passers-by. Dyas also made other public
appearances in Lincoln Tuesday, and filed his candidacy
at the Capitol at 1:30 p.m.
The cost of living, unemployment and unfair taxes are
major campaign issues, Dyas said.
"The burden of Social Security taxes should be equal
ized," Dyas said. "Something is wrong when a family
making $15,000 a year pays the same tax as the president
of a large oil company earning $165,000."
Dyas said he favors strict enforcement of anti-trust
laws and called removal of regulations on major oil
companies "short term measures."
"In the long term future we will have to break up
monopolies," Dyas said.
Discounting his 1974 loss in the first district Congres
sional race to Republican Charles Thone, Dyas said, more
people "are now familiar with my name."
Dyas refused to comment about Omaha Mayor Edward
Zorinsky's campaign for the Senate, saying he thought it
"too early in the campaign."
"I'm going to establish my identity," Dyas said. "Then
I'll see how I stand in relation to the other candidates."
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Hess Dyas, Nebraska Democratic candidate for the
United States Senate.
Spectre of controversy still haunting ASUN
The ASUN Senate starts second semester business to
night still embroiled in a controversial relationship with
the Council on Student Life (CSL).
That controversy began Nov. 29 when the Senate voted
to temporarily rescind its six student appointments to
CSL and replaced them with senators. This was done in
an effort to make CSL more "responsive" to the Senate's
desires. Senators thought CSL was turning into a tool of
the Administration and was not acting in students' best
They also thought CSL members were becoming too
independent of ASUN.
The CSL senators were appointed so that ASUN could
directly influence CSL when those two bodies met with
administration officials to discuss the relationship be
tween the two as well as proposed revisions in CSL's
However, at the next CSL meeting, Chairman Lyle
Young refused to call the meeting to order with the
ASUN Senate appointees present.
The Student Court was petitioned by Chip Lowe and
Dennis Snyder, two replaced CSL members, to get the
six rescinded members reappointed. The court has not
ruled yet on the case.
But Ken Bader, vice-chancellor for student affairs, on
Dec. 8 ordered CSL to meet with the six former CSL
Saying he acted on instructions from Interim Chancel
lor Adam Breckenridge, Bader said ASUN may have vio
lated due process in removing the members.
Here the matter rests. CSL is expected to meet Thurs
day night with its original six members. ASUN Pres. Jim
Say has said that he may have to prosecute the six CSL
members in Student Court "for violation of duly enaoted
legislation of ASUN," according to the ASUN Constitution.
If the matter goes to Student Court and becomes
trapped there for a long period of time, the Senate's right
to rescind its appointments, as well as ASUN's relation
ship to CSL, could become major campaign issues of the
ASUN elections to be held in March or April.
The ASUN Electoral Commission has not yet set a
definite election date.
Also coming before the Senate this semester is the
question of what to do about the Campus Assistance
Center. The Senate launched a petition drive to prevent
construction of assistance center in Nebraska Union's
television lounge on grounds that not enough student
input was taken by the administration in deciding the
information center's location.
The petition drive prompted the NU Board of Regents
to "indefinitely postpone" work on the center. Since the
administration has no plans to resurrect the project,
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ASUN will have to spearhead further action on the
Aiso facing the ASUN Senate is a committee report on
whether the present method of choosing members of the
Nebraska Yell Squad is fair. Charges were made in the
Senate that selection of squad members is made by one
person and has been limited mostly to members of one or
two campus sororities.
The committee report has been delyaed several times
since it was formed Sept. 29.
Another issue this semester is the fight for sale and
consumption of alcohol on campus. Last semester, the
Senate financed a student poll which showed 80 per cent
favor alcohol consumption in private living units on
campus. Sixty-three per cent of those polled said liquor
consumption on campus would "definitely not" hurt their
The Senate hopes to use these figures in convincing the
Nebraska Legislature to allow campus liquor sale and con
sumption. A state-wide network of interested students
and community leaders to help lobby for the measure is
envisioned by ASUN's Governmental Liaison Commit
tee. The committee handles lobbying efforts for the
The ASUN Governmental Liaison Committee also
could be used to lobby against severe UNL budget cuts by
the Legislature as it did during last year's special session.
Voids vex Say
By George Miller
Five ASUN Senate vacancies now exist after four
winter recess resignations, according to ASUN Pres. Jim
Say, and the Senate may have difficulty in achieving a
One senator also resigned last semester. There are now
30 senators holding seats out of a possible 35.
"We can only have six senators absent from a meeting
now," Say said. A total of 24 senators are required for a
quorum, which is required to conduct business.
Gina Hills, a senior from Aurora, III., and Susie Reitz
a sophomore from North Platte, resigned from the Senate
following a new editorial policy of the Daily Nebraskan
forbidding members of the paper's news staff from serving
on university policy-making or recommending bodies.
Hills is Daily Nebraskan associate news editor and
Reitz is a sports writer. Both served as senators from the
Arts and Sciences College.
Jo Anne Papenfuss, a junior from Lincoln, resigned
after transferring to the University of Minnesota, Say said.
Papenfuss also represented the Arts and Sciences College.
Jim Wefso, a senior from Rushville, resigned his Business
College seat after transferring to Independent Study.
Graduate School representative Art Chan resigned last
December citing possible administration pressures. Chan
supported resolutions halting work on the Campus Assis
tance Center in the Nebraska Union and replacing student
representatives on the Council on Student Life (CSL) with
Say said persons interested in replacing these senators
must fill out an application in the ASUN office. Appli
cants will be interviewed by the Senate's Appointments
Committee. If. they are approved by the Appointments
Committee, their nomination will be made to the full
Senate. A majority vote is needed for candidate approval.
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