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friday, September 8, 1978 lincoln, nebraska vol. 102 no. 8
Dyas to 'discuss issues' not make 'personal attacks'
By L. Kent Wolgamott
Calling recent attacks on him by his Re
publican opponent the "natural thing to do
at the present time," Democratic congres
sional candidate Hess Dyas said Thursday
he planned to continue to emphasize issues
in the campaign rather than make personal
"My answer to Doug Bereuter is to be
out, to be accessible to people so they can
satisfy themselves as to who the real Hess
Dyas is," he said.
Dyas said he planned to campaign "in a
positive way, not throwing rocks at him,
but discussing the issues."
He said Bereuter was "skating on thin
ice" in charging that Dyas had changed his
position on issues when a newspaper
article, which appeared only a week and a
half before Bereuter's attack, said the
Republican planned to discuss issues in
Jaycees to ban
By J. H. Lochmiller
Despite a resolution by the national
organization of U.S. Jaycees to disallow
women from being active members in the
organization, Omaha chapter president
Doug Perry is unwilling to go along.
"We're not going to get rid of our
women," he said.
Perry added that the women will be
kept even if it means losing their charter
from the national organization.
The U. S. Jaycees voted last June to
remove women from an active role in the
organization. According to Bill Babb,
manager of public relations for the U.S.
Jaycees, women still will be allowed to be
associate members, as they have been for
many years. But as associate members
they will not be allowed to vote or hold
"I wish women in the Jaycees would
turn their efforts toward more positive
influence, toward a more progressive
change," Babb said. In addition Babb said,
"We do not consider their (women Jay
cees) personal viewpoint to be more im
portant than the democratic principles
that the U. S. Jaycees stand for."
UJ5. Jaycee president, Nebraskan Barry
Kennedy, is, according to Babb, ready to
uphold the organization's bylaws and re
voke the charters of local chapters (par
ticularly those in urban areas where the
majority of female Jaycee members re
side) on the December 1 deadline. Ken
nedy is a livestock dealer.
Perry said the Omaha chapter has had
firm support from several Omaha corpora
tions to keep female members, and he
added that the majority of the men in the
Omaha chapter support women members.
Nebraska Jaycee president Bob Glandt
said it is mostly tradition that has kept
women out of the organization. He said the
Nebraska organization will have to uphold
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a high road campaign, rather than the
"slashing campaign" just begun.
Dyas said he could not respond to each
of Bereuter's charges of position changing
because Bereuter was not specific in the
But Dyas said he had modified his posi
tion on some issues because he had learned
more about them and said such changes
indicate growth and maturity.
Dyas said he found inflation to be the
number one issue in his walk across the
1st District, along with problems in the
agricultural economy and resentment of
He said that although Congress was not
the only institution responsible for infla
tion, it was responsible for providing
leadership in the battle against inflation.
Dyas said he would work for a state
ment from Congress against acceptance
of a pay raise until the federal budget
is balanced, and for the actual balancing
of the budget within four years.
Dyas said the reductions caused by a
balancing must come from all areas of the
budget, not by slashing human services
and letting hardware and military expenses
continue to rise.
He said a commitment from Congress to
curb inflation would assist the president in
his efforts to deal with business and labor
to hold down prices, and could aid in
avoiding wage-price controls.
Dyas said the government could take
both direct and indirect action to aid the
He said target prices could be raised
above the cost of production under the
farm bill, and the government could stabi
lize and do a better job of controlling pro
duction of agricultural products to raise
The plight of the farmer could also be
aided by increased foreign exports of
agricultural products, Dyas said.
Exports could be increased by assist
ing the efforts of farm groups to in
crease trade now underway, he said, and by
keeping the State Department and the
possible shipment stoppage out of the agri
Dyas said that even though polls have
shown him to be leading, "For my
purpose, I run all the time as if I'm
He said he was in a better position than
during his initial race in 1974 due to name
recognition and the development of a
support base, but he had "worked too hard
for four years to take anything for granted
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Photo by Mark Billingsly
Dan Mruz relaxes on a sofa in his seemingly spacious Schramm room. See page 9 for more on improving campus quarters.
Sperm bank gives alternative to adoption
Fifteen to 20 percent of all married
couples wanting children have trouble with
infertility and with many of those couples,
the problem is male sterility.
Dr. William Sanger, director of the NU
Medical Center's sperm bank, said his
department can help by providing long
term storage or sperm analysis, or also by
artificial insemination by a donor.
Sanger said the concept of artificially
inseminating a woman with another man's
sperm is not new, but is more widely used
today than ever before.
Sanger estimated that in the three years
the medical center's sperm bank has been
operating, 400 couples have had children
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Olsen said there are about 12 sperm
banks operating in the nation, most of
which are partially supported by hospitals
like the NU Medical Center.
He said his is one of three privately
owned sperm banks in the nation and that
business is good.
Both Sanger and Olsen cited the increas
ing difficulty in adopting children as the
leading reason for the growing acceptance
of artificial donor insemination.
Olsen said the increasing number of
abortions has reduced the number of
adoptable children. He added that increas
ing child support payments make women
less willing to give up their children for
Even if a couple qualifies for an adop
tion they are in for a long wait, up to six
yean for a white male child, he said.
The sperm donors used by the NU Medi
cal Center are aU graduate students or
medical students and must go through a
rigorous screening. A donor's family his
tory is checked for any possible congeni
tal birth defects and he must pass a chro
mosome test. Sanger said of 80 applicants
all but 10 were rejected.
He said donors at the medical center
are paid $20 a sample.
The sperm bank is contacted by doctors
representing a couple who gives the lab
a description of the husband. Sanger said
he tries to match the characteristics of the
husband and a donor.
The names of the donor and the clients
are never revealed and the child is legally
that of the couple.
Sanger said samples cost about S50 and
added that it takes several samples for each
insemination attempt and often several
Olsen estimated the average cost to be
S500, and considered the cost to be nomi
nal compared to the $4000 plus in adop
tion costs. He added that the cost was not
"It's going to cost whatever they do,
but they don't consider that when they
want a child so badly. After all, we're
talking about a human hfe."
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