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frlday, October 5, 1979
lincoln, nebraska, vol. 103 no 29
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ltanners worn aeBena on
By Alice Hrnicek
DES MOINES-Pope John Paul II reminded American
farmers of their duty to feed the world's hungry peoplc
and conserve land for future generations in a two-hour
Mass in a Des Moines cow pasture.
The Holy Father, leader of the world's 700 million
Roman Catholics, addressed his homily to "heartland of
A'mercia" in the harvest season.
Unlike his speeches given in other American cities,
the Pope's address shied from controversial issues such
as investiture of women and birth control.
Wearing a white robe, he restricted his comments to
the simple value of rural life.
"You have become masters of the earth," the Pope
said in a rich Polish accent. "But it is Christ alone who is
the bread of life."
The crowd, officially estimated at 340,000, pressed
closely together in the chill autumn air in an alfalfa field
at Living History Farms on the west edge of Des Moines
to greet the Holy Father.
The Pope flew directly to the farms in a helicopter
from St. Patrick's Church, a small Irish parish several
miles southwest of Des Moines in Gumming.
Mistaking the Army's helicopter bearing the press
Student not expelled
according to Dean
By Michelle Carr
and Val Swinton
A UNL student, who claimed he was excluded from a
women's poetry class by a vote, was not excluded ; accord
ing to Maxfcarsenfdean-of College of Arts and Sciences.
However Wordie Wright said he was excuded7from
English' 253 A . taugmVby : Unnea Johnson ,'- entitled i i4Wo
men and Poetry'' on Aug. 29.
Larsen said UNL is an equal opportunity university and
students have not or will not be discriminated against on
a basis of sex , race , or national orgin.
John .Robinson, chairman of the English department,
gave Larsen a report on the situation, but the contents of
report could not be released , according to Larsen .
Larsen said that it was unfortunate that one male stu
dent felt "excluded." Wright was in "no way excluded"
from the class and he may have left the class as a result
of a misunderstanding.
Larsen said formal vote was called by the instructor.
He said he was sorry that Wright felt unwelcomevand ex-
eluded from the class. ;'
Three class members interviewed by the Daily Nebras- t
kan said there was no formal vote taken. Two of the
members refused to be identified, but Pat Kovanda,. a
senior journalism major, said the opposition to the men's
presence was voiced during the class. She said more than
half of the women said they would be inhibited by men
class members. s
Wright said that after the opposition was voiced, some .
of the girls said the men would have to accept the out
come. :'y'"vi ?hr ' "V, ;'
That was the vote," Wright said, of his interpretation
of the incident. He added that one of the girls suggested
the men consider independent study as an alternative. '
Wright said the incident was "blown out of propor
tion? by the women who did not want him in the class. .
The incident, "took place and did happen " he said.
When asked if Wright would be allowed in the class,
Larsen said, "Certainly, he is still enrolled." Larsen
added that Wright has not made a complaint with the
English department. - ,
When contacted Thursday, Wright said he was not .
aware of Larsen's statement, concerning, his status in'
the English class. ".
Wright said if he was allowed back in the class, "it
will be a real good challenge." rv; ' v"Y
Wright added he plans to attend class. However', he said
he does not want to be the only man and would like to
contact the. other excluded man.V , - . '
That would be defeating the whole purpose. We were .
both kicked out. People will think I'm doing this for a
personal thing and because I'm black."
Wright said he has been trying to contact the other
man but does not know his hame. Wright said Robinson
told him he also was trying to contact the unidentified
- Wright discussed the situation Tuesday with Robinson
and the fact that he would be unwelcome if he attended -the
class. He suggested that anqther teacher be assigned to
Urn in independent study.
According to Wright, Robinson said he would talk to
the class members about their attitudes if Wright attended
corps for the one carrying the Pope, the crowd waved and
cheered until realizing its error.
THE POPE WAVED from his helicopter, dubbed
Angel One, before touching down a few minutes later.
Hundreds carried the Vatican, Polish and American
flags and shouted, "Long live the Pope" as the patriarch
stood on a barrel at the edge of the crowd.
A 25-foot banner near the front said, "We Lutherans
love the Pope too."
The Holy Father said the Church esteems the work
of farmers everywhere.
"You support the lives of millions who themselves do
not work on the land, but who live because of what you
produce," the patriarch said.
The Pope said Christ valued agricultural life and he
asked farmers to follow three important standards set
down by Jesus:
-Gratitude, sense of conservation and generosity.
Farmers should be grateful because their work depends
on God, he said.
"THE FARMER PREPARES the soil, plants the seed
and cultivates the crop."
He called the land one of the most important resources
God gave to the world, but that the future depends on
today's conservation efforts.
The Pope also beseeched farmers in one of the most
productive nations in the world to share their knowledge
and food with the others of the world.
"You have the potential to provide food for millions
who have nothing .to eat and thus rid the world of
hunger," he said.
Almost the entire crowd responded through the uni
versal greeting of, "Peace be with you," by shaking hands
The Pope gave Communion to 150 selected
participants. Priests also gave Communion to the crowd.
Members of the crowd broke through a ring of Na
tional Guard security officers to escort to Pope to his
helicopter after the mass.
The Pope left at 5:30 p.m., an hour behind his
scheduled departure time. He arrived in Des Moines at
1:45 pjn., 45 minutes behind schedule, because of a de
lay in departure from Philadelphia Thursday morning.
The Pope left Des Moines for Chicago and Washington,
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Photo by M. Billirigstty
Lost in the crowd of 22,000 students at UNL.
SMJJP will begin union campaign
By Randy Essex
UNL members, of the American Association of Univer
sity Professors (AAUP) voted Unanimously Thursday to
begin a campaign to organize a faculty labor union at
The vote .came one week after UNO faculty members
finished their, Vote accepting ! the AAUP as their
collective bargaining agent in contract negotiations with
the NU Board of Regents. 5 :
Robert Haller, an Engl'isli professor and president of
the UNL chapter of AAUP, said the; AAUP will form a
committee to organize the campaign. He said the first
step by the committee will be to circulate cards to UNL
faculty.;-' , ... " ,5V"
Faculty, members will have the option of signing the
cards and asking for a vote by the entire faculty to decide
if UNL faculty should accept the AAUP as its bargaining
tgemY ' - '" ,'y" ' ''. ,
Haller said the group hopes cards can be circulated by
the end of this month and that a vote can be taken by
the end of this academic year. V 1 , r-, ? '
Although an estimated 15 to 20 percent of the UNL
faculty belong to AAUP, Haller said only. 22 professors
voted Thursday on whether to circulate the cards. ,.,
Although UNO faculty will now be represented by the
AAUP and UNL faculty will not, Haller said he does
not want UNL faculty to consider the issue as if UNO's
organization Is I threat to UNU . '-'
"In fact, the regents and the administration might
give more to UNL because we aren't organized
Haller said. ; .'
i r. The regents have traditionally opposed separate
bargaining units within the NU system. The board took
the UNO faculty to the Commission of Industrial Rela
tions and eventually to the State Supreme Court in an
attempt to block the unionzation. '
Haller said because the regents lost the court fight
concerning UNO's right, to organize, it might be more
difficult for the board to tight the attempt to organize
UNL faculty. . J .y . "
"They (the regents) would have to come Up with a new
argument Haller said. , , ;
UNL faculty held a vote on unionization three years
ago, which tailed by a narrow margin.
Faculty Senate President William Campbell said after
the UNO vote that any vote on bargaining at UNL now
would have a better chance than it did three years ago.
UNO's vote made NU the only major land -grant institu
tion in the country with a collective bargaining unit
represented by the AAUP.
Soviet ag minister: Anatoly Goltsov and two other Soviet
' officials visited UNLi East Campus Thursday. Page 1 2
Tale spinning: Local D.J. tells his story ..... .. Page 10
Through the air: Huskers expect New Mexico State to
come out passing In Saturday! contests rt-vfr Pa;e 14
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