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monday, January 26, 1976 vol. 99 no. 69 lincoln, nebraska
Trivia Bowl: Who would have succeeded
Hitler if the 1944 assassination
plot had been successful? Answer on p.2
Colonial Dining Room: Add a soup and
salad bar, anew paint job and
you have a new atmosphere. ... . . p.l 1
Help for inmates: Student Y members
visit inmates at the Nebraska Center
for Women p.5
By Liz Crumley
After two hours filled with court recesses, objections
and precedent on court rulings and motions for a delay,
the AS UN Student Court deckled Sunday to "start from
the beginning" on the open hearing concerning the con
troversy between the ASUN Senate and the Council on
Student Life (CSL).
The controversy surrounds the ASUN Senate's rescis
sion of its six CSL student appointees Nov. 19. The
plantiffs, both CSL appointees, are Chip Lowe, a senior
political science major from Sioux City and Dennis
Synder, a senior English major from Lincoln. The two
charge that the Senate had rescinded the appointees with
out proper authority. The petition named the ASUN
Senate as the defendant.
Chief Justice Doug Voegler said the hearing was to
determine the factual situations leading to the rescission.
Voegler, a senior law student from Schuyler, said another
hearing dealing with the legal questions involved in the
controversy would be scheduled.
Photo by Td Kirk
From left to light, Frank Thompson, Paul Morrison and Jim Say discuss legal strategy at one of the Student
Court's recesses Sand. .
The first question raised, was by ASUN President Jim
Say, about whether Lowe's testimony was factual. The
court decided it was.
Bruce Smith, first year law student from South Sioux
City and legal council for the CSL members, then intro
duced the Senate-passed resolution that called for the re
scission as evidence. But Sen. Frank Thompson (Graduate
School) objected to the entire proceeding.
Thompson said he thought he was not being afforded
due process at the hearing because the Sesnte's legal
council was not present.
He added that he was not given written notice about
After a recess, the court decided against Thompson's
objections, saying that because he was properly represent
ed by ASUN Senate officials, (Say and Second Vice-President
Paul Morrison), he was not in a position to object.
The court also said that because Thompson had
admitted he had known about the hearing, he couldn't
"complain" because he had not received written notice.
Smith then called Sen. Simonson to testify,, ,tAfter
deliberation between Thompson, Say and Morrison,
another recess and decision by the court, Simonson refus
ed to testify.
The court had decided it could not force a witness to
testify. However, it said a witness could not "pick and
choose" what testimony he wanted to give, but once he
decided not to testify could not answer any questions.
However, the court changed its decision and allowed
witnesses to pick and choose the questions they answer
ed. Say explained that Simonson did not want to testify
because legal council was not present.
Say then asked for a delay of the hearing.
The court agreed and set the new hearing for Feb. 8 at
1p.m. . ,?, ;,r';-,,..i,,,, .-
Snfith agreed with the delay, saying, "Obviously tty
(the ASUN senators present) don't like what's going on
today. We don't like what's going to go on if we can't get
anybody" to answer our questions.
The court then said briefs by both sides must be re
ceived by Feb. 4 and that rules and procedures for the
hearing probably would be developed by that time.
UNO students prepare suit over budget disparity
By Kim Shepherd
Three University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) stu
dents are preparing to sue the state to increase UNO'S
share of the NU budget.
The students responded to an advertisement placed by
former State Sen. David Stahmer of Omaha in the UNO
student newspaper, Gateway. Stahmer offered to pay up
to $5,000 in legal fees for any UNO student wanting to
sue for a greater portion of funds allocated to NU by the
Stahmer refused to identify the students or the lawyer
who will handle the case. He said the names would be re
leased as soon as the suit is filed. The decision on whether
or not to file the suit in Lancaster or Douglas county has
not bem made yet, nor have the defendants been named,
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The suit is intended to make up alleged disparity in fi
nancing between UNO and UNL. Stahmer laid that UNO
students pay proportionally more for their education than
Stahmer said there are two alternatives that could
eliminate the so-called disparity: UNO tuition could be
lowered to reflect what he called the lack of services pro
vided at UNO, or the state could give UNO an additional
$377,000 to bring financing up to UNL's level.
"If they (UNO students) have something less,"
Stahmer said, "they should pay something less."
State Sen. Glen Goodrich of Omaha is supporting the
move to give UNO more money.
"An effort is being made to recognize the disparity in
state support between the two campuses," Goodrich said.
"It h the result of a study made by three Lincoln faculty,
three'Omaha faculty and two systems officials."
Goodrich said the study showed there was a disparity
in financing amounting to $377,000 based on last year's
budget figures. The disparity this year is $1,493,000, he
Those wanting to correct the disparity are not after
funds that otherwise would be earmarked to Lincoln,
Goodrich said. .
Don't take from UNL
"We will not go in the direction of taking from
Lincoln," ha said. "This is just part of the overall pressure
that the Omaha delegation is fielding to get th problem
UNO Chancellor Ronald Roskens declined to comment
on, the pending suit, but agreed with Goodrich that any
additional funds provided to UNO should not come from
"I don't think we should ever get into the matter of de
priving one campus of funds to give to another," Roskens
Stahmer said educational quality on both campuses
lacks in comparison with Kansas University campuses he
start walking soon
Female Cather-Pound-Neihardt (CPN) residents no
longer will have to walk home alone after studying at
night because of a new anti-rape escort service to be started
at the complex sometime this week.
The service is staffed by volunteers from CPN and is
available only to CPN residents, according to Randy Bur
den, a junior pharmacy student from Gering and origin
ator of the service. It will operate from 8 pan. to midnight
Sunday through Thursday and is available by calling
Phones are located in the Residence Hall Association
(RHA) office, Neihardt 107, Burden said. Both women
Md men CPN residents will answer phones each night, and
five walkers will be on -ceil, he added.
Burden said all male walkers will have identification so
women will know they are from the service.
Burden said he thought of the service because he was
"tired of walking by girls at night and seeing them scared."
Burden said calls also will be accepted from women
who may have been raped. Counselors from the Lincoln
Personal Crisis service and Rape Line, as well as Lincoln
pastors will be on-call to help them, he said.
Walker applicants will be screened by a committee
comprised of Burden and three other CPN residents, he
Burden said he hopes this will stimulate interest at
other dormitories and fraternities to start similar services.
CPN men interested in volunteering for the service
should c&U Burden at 472 9022. An organisational meet
ing will be tonight at 8:30 in Gather's multi-purpose room.
has visited. He said he blames this on the state not spend
ing enough for education.
Clint Bellows, UNO student government president, and
Mike Gilmore, UNO student senate speaker, will appear
before the Legislature's budget committee Wednesday and
ask the Legislature to allocate $877,000 in additional
funds to UNO.
Bellows said he will have to wait for the Legislature to
act before he has any comment on the law suit.
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Photo by Tsd Kirk
This molasses may or may not be "strong
stuff," but it definitely is one of the Items
available at Lincoln's Open Harvest Food
Coop. The co-op, which offers organically
grown foods, had its grand opening Satur
day. For more pktures and a story, see
pages 6 and 7.
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