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The ancient art
in a new revolution . .p. 2
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jvSir in America
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The American public has a need to
know, a right to know" and is not willing
to "bury its head in, the sand and leave
the government to its own devkes-not for
So said former CBS correspondent Dan
iel Schorr Sunday night as he gave the
keynote address for the Power aid Con
spiracy in America, Who i in Control
symposium sponsored by the Union
Program Council. Schorr's speech was
entitled The People's Right to Know.
Schorr told the .udience that Ameri
can society is touched by two great im
pulses that often conflict with each other
the impulse for personal liberty and priv
acy and the right to safety and security.
- Schorr said the American public "oscil
lates" between these two impulses but
that sometimes the impulse for security
blinds them to abuses of crvO liberties.
He said it was public pressure on the
House Ethics Committee this August
that prevented it, from voting contempt
proceedings against him for not disclosing
who leaked to him the full report of the
House committee on intelligence opera
tions, which Schorr gave to the Village
Voice newspaper to be published.
Schorr was suspended from CBS last
February when the report by the com
mittee, chaired by Rep. Otis Pike, appeared
in the Village Voice.
The Pike report was scheduled to be
released to the public, Schorr said, only
about three days after he and the New
York Times were leaked parts of the
report. It was on Jan. 29, the full House
voted by a margin of over two-to-one to
suppress the report.
He said he ' gave the report to Clay
FeDcer, Village Voice publisher, because it
was the only offer to get the report into
print he received.
Schorr said the House voted to repress
the report, which the Pike committee
voted 9-4 to make public, because it felt
that public opinion was swinging more in
favor of the need for security rather than
the public's right to know.
The public had been interested in full
disclosure of government operations since
the beginning of the Watergate scandals,
The end of the public's concern for full
disclosure and personal liberties, and the
increase in concern for security began last
fall, Schorr said. The assassination attempts
on President Ford, the bombing . in
LaGuardia Airport in New York City and
the murder of Richard Welch, CIA station
chief in Athens, all tended to bring public
concern more on the side of national
security than personal liberties.
Schorr said Welch's murder sparked a
renewed attempt by the CIA to clamp
down on disclosures about the American
He said that William Colby, former CIA
chief, told him that it "never occurred to
them (the CIA) that there would ever have
to be a public accounting for any of its
In a news conference before his speech,
Schorr said that he would not print infor
mation he acquired if it was in the inter
ests of "real national security, not fake
He said that he would not make public
anything which would endanger life, such mat ion that invaded personal privacy and
as about the location of a troopship during which it was not important for the pub
wartime, lie to know, such as the name of a rape
He said he would also withhold infor- victim.
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James Olson, interim president of the University of
' Missouri (MU), turned down an offer frjom th&NU Board
of .Regents to . become NU president, the Columbia
Missourian reported Friday.
Olson, 59, is a former NU vice chancellor and was
offered the post Oct. 1, according to the newspaper,
which quoted Van Williams, chairman of the Missouri
Board of Curators.
Olson is said to be in the running for the permanent
post of MU president. Williams said Olson told him last
week that he had turned down the NU post.
At least one source close to the Nebraska selection
specked last week that none of the top candidates to re- ,
phce NU President D 3. Vamer wO accept the post. The
source wisned to remain unidentified.
Varner will become chairman of the board and chief",
executive officer of the NU Foundation Jan. I. As NU .
president, Varner makes $44,400 a year and has his house
; and car provided by the NU Foundation. The regents
- voted hi Jury to pay the president $47,500 a year which
Varner would have gotten had he remained.
But, it is possible that Vamer's replacement will mske
more than ChaaceSor Roy Youths salary wss : ...
boosted to $45,000 a year when he accepted the job from
the $42,000 salary former Chancellor James Zumberge
was paid. " .. V- - ''-- --z"--:--i7
At Missouri, Olson makes $44,CG0 as interim president.
The past president, C. Brice Ratchsord, made $4700. It
is not known whether this includes a house and a car.
Another of the reported top sa candidates to replace
Varner, John Calhoun, 59, vice president for academic
affairs at Texas AMI University, refused Friday to answer
questions on the phone.
In a press release issued early last week, he said, "A
friend of mine asked if he could place my name in nomin
ation (for the NU presidency) and I said he could. It
would take an exceptional offer to move me from Texas
Calhoun makes S520 a year but it also is not known
if a house and car are included for his use.
Charles Bishop, 55, president of the University of
Arkansas, was in New Orleans attending a convention of
the American Coancil on Education and could not be
reached far comment Friday.
Editor Steve Kirk of the Arkansas Traveler said it has .
been estimated that iep makes about $70,GG0 a year,
which includes the rent value of a home, car use and other
Howard Neville, 50, president of the University of
Maize at Orono, -said Thursday he had not been
approached by anyone from NU.
comment on whether he would accept the NU post if it
was offered him.
Harold "Cotton Robinson, 57, president of Western
Carolina University at Cullowhee, N.C., said Varner is a
friend and asked if he could place Robinson's name in
"I am perfectly happy here,' Robinson said, "and I
have no immediate intentions of leaving." Robinson's
salary at the end of 1975-76 fiscal year was $38,6GQ, in
cluding the use of a house .
Another candidate, Clayton Yeutter, 45, UiL special
trade representative, has been recommended by UJS. Sen.
Carl Curtis to replace Earl Butz, U.S. Secretary of Agri
culture. Butz resigned under pressure Oct. 4 after a racial
slur was attributed to him.
Yeutter said Thursday he has not talked to any regents
about the Nebraska job and had not heard from the White
House about the Cabinet post.
a Yeutter said his current job pays $42,503 a year.
Cabinet members are paid $60,GC0 a year.
He declined to speculate on which job he would take if
both positions were offered to him.
"My workload is much too heavy to worry about
hypothetical situations, he said.
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First Idly Bitty Fcxd wss crrsrfd by a ecsJSssit cf Zzzzt Drri
tts tersst 1st t;ssr,T.zs at tis U?a42s2y cf Cclus ?ss5
CJ II IL
A report criticizmg the UNL-Unhersity
cf Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) parity re
port, library and a computational services
reports, and a motion to create a univer
sity budget committee are on the agenda
for the UNL Faculty Senate meeting Tues
The parity report, from Senate Presi
dent Henry Eauirten, charges NU Fre
silsnt D. B. Varner with falsdy accusal
the senate president cf lack of interest
and partkipatfcn in Parity Committee
Eatsfisirtea alsa attacked the study as
net being tp!b!e to Nebraska. The
stsiy, which used dsta, frcn usiversitks
in Viss;sin and Eissis, reported that
Ui:0 needed core thn $2 rn2In in the
. opeatiaj bustt to' achieve equity with
Crrten said ether formulas show
bcth schools are usdsrfinanccd, but that
UNL needs more than $1 m21ioa and JXO
In other business, the Library Com
mittee wO report that the library needs
more financial support, especially for ac
quisitions. The report segsts iscreassd
funds for humanities, social sciences,
foreign puhltfonsiews-pers and gcv
emment documents. '
r- The report also said a major request in
the library 1977-78 budt would make
the circuhtian system mere efficient and
. increase accessibility to library users. The
request is far an automated circul-tfon and
The report aha noted a substantM use.
of a computer search system. The system
A rnctbn sumlted by V.'IZiam Canv
fct2, UllL assdate professor of physics,
calls for creation cf a Faculty Senate
fcudt cemmittee. The ccsnmittee wculi
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through the fbed year.
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