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Inside to : dally nebfosten , rnond3y, octcbsr 11J97G vol. ICO no. 23 lincoln, nehnsfca 00.1 Citric GErstiens: The ancient art in a new revolution . .p. 2 rs yrv rai s3i r-r. jr? LOU u OKJciia iUET! SI jvSir in America Dy Gecre VZzr 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 awhile." 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, Schorr said. 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 Intelligence community. 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 actions." 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 national security.' He said that he would not make public u 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. i - ' as-6' . v -v" .-. i ' . & - y K':- - jr. V J Photo by Td Kuk Former CES corespondent Daniel Schorr addressed an overflow crowd in the I A M I ff 40. rfWfck jriSHs. m m r"sm WAV mm ism 0 1 mm m m rr". f - . . . . L m m l X L4JJ By George MHsr . . , CopyrM 1378.Tha DsZy K&ncSan. 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 A&M." 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 services. 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 nomination. "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. X . I -0 - - -v. ; " -J r ' I r l I V ! 3 j Ftxta by Ted Kirk 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 m CJ II IL 9tf i I on 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 day. ";,' 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 studies. 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 ccds $24jDCO. 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 finding system. The report aha noted a substantM use. of a computer search system. The system benthrsyesr. 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 rv X Wm rtv through the fbed year.