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thursday, September 21, 1978 lincoln, nebraskavol. 102 no. 15
ASUN strikes down bill to withdraw suit against Y AF
By Pat Gentzler
A bill, which would instruct ASUN Pres
ident Ken Marienau to withdraw a suit
pending in Student Court against the UNL
chapter of the Young Americans for Free
dom (YAF), was rejected Wednesday by
the ASUN Senate.
A petition filed with Student Court
against YAF last spring charged that YAF
failed to have an active bank account with
the UNL Student Activities fund, which
must handle all student organization
money. The petition also charged that
YAF violated constitution rules by allow
ing non-students in their organization.
YAF was accused of taking unethical
action against Nebraska University Public
Interest Research Group in a letter writing
No action was taken by the court last
spring because of the end of the semester.
Court action will continue.
The bill proposing that the charges
against YAF be dropped appeared before
the senate several times before it was
Senator Bob Gleason, who sponsored
the original version of the bill but later
withdrew it, said "My mind has shifted to
the other side."
Gleason, whose original bill said that
YAF was a "frivolous band of political
misfits who do not deserve to be trifled
with by a dignified student government,"
and that a "court victory would make mar
tyrs of UNL YAF'ers," said Wednesday
that he now thinks action should be taken
by ASUN to oppose YAF.
Photos by Mark Billingsley
Crumbling and barren, these old military barracks located six miles south of Offutt Air Force base remain, surrounded by
dense undergrowth, as a mute testament of the ravages of winter which is just around the corner.
Child care center seeking AUF funds
By Denice Smee
Have you noticed some persons on
Memorial Plaza in front of the union this
week who probably are too short to be
These are children from University
Child Care Project, 333 N. 14th St.
Students are encouraged to watch or to
play with the children, said Mary Jo Ryan,
director of the child-care center. This way
the students will have a chance to be with
small children and to learn about the ac
tivities offered at the center.
She said students also are encouraged to
vote for on- and off-campus projects for
the AUFASUN Fund Drive, one of which
is the Child Care Project.
The Child Care Project wants the money
from the AUFASUN Fund Drive because
it is looking for a new location for its in
fant care center currently located at 20th
and D streets, Ryan said.
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the facility to meet fire standards, she said.
Also, the center expects a deficit in
funds by next spring because of rising costs
in items such as paper products, Ryan said.
"We estimate well need about $4,000,
and we'd like to get it through the AUF
Fund Drive," she said.
Currently, the center gets no university
support, Ryan said. It receives its funds
from fees charged for taking care of chil
dren and from federal grants.
She said 20 children are served at the
infant care center, 25 children at the child
care center and 25 children during two
summer five-week sessions at St. Mark's-on-the-Campus,
1309 R St.
The maximum cost to a student placing
a child in the center would be $130 per
month, Ryan said. However, if the student
is low-income the Lancaster County Wel
fare Department might pay part of it.
"For instance, if a single parent was
working full time at minimum wage, then
welfare would pay only part of it (child
care expense)," she said.
Low -income students
The center basically is for low-income
students as determined by the Financial
Aids Office, but it will consider other stu
dents if it has available spaces, she said.
Currently, there is a waiting list of 70
people, Ryan said, the majority waiting to
put their children in the infant care center.
She said there has been an "incredible
increase" in the number of students
needing child-care facilities since she first
worked at the center as a student volunteer
eight years ago.
"Then we had only 14 children with
maybe one call a month about placing a
child. We took all of the children then be
cause we had room. We literally have a
phone call a day now."
She said calls have increased because the
attitudes about college have changed. The
economic climate is different, making
people realize they need higher education
to better support their families, she said.
While they are on the waiting list, stu
dents have child care alternatives.
The child-care program at Ruth Staples
Child Development Lab is for children of
university students or personnel, said Helen
Sulek, director of the lab.
It has a capacity of 23 children from
three to five years old, and the cost is $30
weekly, she said.
The waiting list for the program is not
very long, she said.
The lab also sponsors a nursery school
which lasts two and one-half hours daily
and is open to the public, Sulek said. How
ever, the waiting list for this is somewhat
The Lincoln-Lancaster Child Care Sys
tem charges a maximum of $7.50 a day,
$35 a week or $1 .55 an hour. However, the
fees range according to the number of
children placed in the system per family
and according to the monthly income of
Southeast Community College offers a
child-care program university students may
use, said Barb Fleck, program director.
Currently, there are 10 to 12 children of
UNL students, she said.
"Most of the students who come here
are graduate students," Fleck said.
"Of course, a student can always use
commercial day-care centers, or church
centers, or get someone to come into their
home," Ryan said.
Special Topics Committee Chairman
Dan Lamprecht, whose committee studied
the bill, said that the committee's recom
mendation was against the bill to drop
The lawsuit is not intended to disrupt
YAF, Lamprecht said. It is not a game, and
the point is not for ASUN to win and
"stick a feather in our hat," he said.
"This is to answer some questions," he
A pre-trial conference will be held
before the court on Oct. 10, Marienau said,
to lay down the foundation of the case.
UNL war buff
to give lecture
at naval college
By Randy Essex
"War is not healthy . . ." according to
the famous poster in the office of a UNL
assistant professor of history who has been
invited to lecture at a place specifically
designed for the study of war.
Pete Maslowski will travel to the Naval
War College in Newport, R.I., Oct. 2-5 to
lecture and participate in seminars on the
subject of Total War: Lessons of World Wai
The college is designed for career
military officers from the United States
and 40 other free-world countries who are
studying to become experts in their field,
He said he has been invited as the "so
called expert" on U.S. strategy in WW I.
The college invites an expert for various
sections of their course, "Strategy and
Policy." The course presents case studies of
war from Athens versus Sparta to
The best and worst
"I guess what fascinates me about war is
that in a very short period of history, the
best and the worst of human nature are
side-by -side. There is cowardice and
brutality; bravery, heroism and acts
bordering on sainthood," Maslowski said.
He has had very little experience with
career military men before, Maslowski said,
and hopes this excursion will help him with
his teaching and personal research. He said
the one course he teaches in military
history is required for Navy and Army
ROTC students, and about one-fourth to
one-third of his students in that class are in
Maslowski said his lecture at the Naval
College will focus on John J. Pershing, the
commander of the American forces in
WWI. Pershing set American policy in
Europe through his orders from Woodrow
Wilson to establish an independent
American army .Maslowski said.
Father initiates interest
He said his interest in war began when
his father, who traveled as a lecturer for
the Audubon Society, mailed him
literature from Civil War battlegrounds.
Maslowski has a great deal of literature
about war. His office library includes
books about modern war, past wars, th
history of arms and, of course, the Civil
Maslowski will be the second UNL
professor to visit the war college. History
professor Edward Homze was a visiting
faculty member for one year. Philip Crowl,
former chairman of the UNL history
department now is chairman of the
college's Department of Strategy.
When Maslowski returns from the Naval
War College, he said he will be busy prepar
ing for the visit to campus by Gen. William
Westmoreland, former Army Chiefof
Staff. Westmoreland will present a public
lecture Oct. Bat UNL
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