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friday, October 26, 1979
lincoln, nebraska vol. 103 no. 43
Union Board finds 'unexpected' savings
By Lynn Mongar
The Union Board voted unanimously Wednesday night
to pay utility bills for East and City Campus Unions main
ly through "unexpected savings" found in this year's bud
get. A larger than expected enrollment provided more stu
dent fee money, which will cover $30,000 of the $40,000
The Nebraska Legislature's decision last spring not to
finance the utility budget is "this year's problem," Union
Director Daryl Swanson said.
Finding the remaining $10,000 is the hardest part of
that problem, Union Board President John Kreuscher said.
The board also voted to make program cut's if neces
sary, and to take money from the Student Activity Fees
(SAF) account of $68,598 "as a last resort," Kreuscher
Swanson and Kreuscher said they did not want to use
the SAF account because it is wise to retain a savings
'This may not be our darkest hour-even though it
Students' Day aimr
By Barb Richardson
ASUN asks everyone going to Saturday's game against
Colorado to wear blue to support Students' Day.
The senate passed a resolution Aug. 29 proclaiming
Oct. 27 as Students' Day to show the students' concern
about the education quality at VNL. r.: ', i ; , r
ASUN lists several reasons for Students' Day on a fact
sheet that will be distributed Saturday. Reasons include:
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have the f highest, tuition in the Big Eight conference.
-The tuition increase will add less than one .percent to
UNL's operating budget. 1
-Although UNL will have the highest tuition in the Big.
Eight, faculty salaries are seventh among the conference
schools and nationally are in the lower 20-30 percentile. : .
-While faculty are in the lower ranks of pay, admini
strations' salaries are competitive with those in the Big
Eight and are above the national average. .
-Faculty salaries increased eight percent last year, but
tuition increased eight percent.
-Over the last three years the Engineering College has
been unable to fill 1 1 faculty positions per year.
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Higher CPA's were required because of recent budget re
-The library will be closing on Saturdays and an hour
earlier Sunday through Thursday, according to notices
given to faculty members.
"Besides the reasons listed on the fact sheet, every stu
dent is aware of the problems they've had in their own
college," ASUN Sen. Gail Castee'l said.
. Casteel, who helped organize Students' Day, said that
all students should be able to find reasons to support Stu
dents' Day and wear blue.
The closing of the library is something all the students
should be concerned aoout, casieei saia.
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looks pretty dark now," Swanson said.
The board's proposals will be presented by Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs Richard Armstrong Nov.
16 at the meeting of the NU Board of Regents.
Many Union Board members said they were concerned
that arbitrary program cuts would be made by the regents.
The Union Board, and students should decide on
program cuts, "not the regents," Kreuscher said.
Kreuscher said the key purpose of the board has always
; been to review and evaluate programs,
"But we aren't committed to cutting (programs)," he
Board member Alissa Sandin said, "I can't think of a
single program or service we should cut."
But, Board Member Tim Mommaerts 'said the Board
may have to concede to economic facts and "give up some
of the things we want."
Kreuscher said that program cuts will not be made
without student input.
Kreuscher said that the Union Board's solution to the
utility deficit problem is only temporary, because the
"savings" won't be, there next year. He said the only per-
Photo by Mark Billingsley
Thursday's warm temperatures were reminiscent of
an old-fashioned Indian summer and these foxtail,
ticklegrass, or just plain old weeds took advantage
of the situation by sunning themselves outside the
manent solutions would be if the university or the Legis
lature voted to cover the deficit, or if the union generates
In other action, the board voted to establish a new
locker system on East Campus, and it also discussed
shortened union hours during Thanksgiving vacation.
Director Swanson reported on his five-day meeting
with Big Eight Union Directors. Swanson reported that
the two most financially lucrative operations for unions
were bookstores or selling alcohol on campus.
However, Swanson said there are .problems with selling
alcohol on campus in states like Wisconsin, where raising
the legal age is being considered by the legislature.
By Val Swinton
A juror in the Erwin Charles Simants murder trial has
demanded the resignation of the Lincoln County judge
who presided over the trial, and has also hinted at a law
suit against the judge. -
In his newspaper, The Voice of Southern Lancaster
County, Editor Scott Leigh of Hickman said in a front
page editorial that remarks made by Lincoln County
Judge Hugh Stuart reflect poorly on the judiciary. ,
"It . is clear to me that Judge Stuart's comments put
him in violation of several canons within the American
Bar Association's 'Code of Professional Responsibility and
Code of Judicial Conduct' which judges are supposed to
abide by." - V 1
Stuart" said " in an interview ''thtteeltr that 'the 'ury
didn't decide the case according to the evidence and they
didn't follow the law." . . ;
Stuart also said the jury shirked its responsibility in
reaching a verdict of innocent by reason of insanity. The
judge was also quoted as saying Simants was "sane and
. The verdict was reached last week by the Lancaster
County Court jury following 10 days of testimony.
"Far from shirking its responsibility," Leigh argued,
"the jurors fully, accepted the responsibility and fully
exercised it." '
Leigh labelled the charge that the jury didn't follow
'the law as "outrageous and possibly legally irresponsible."
, Leigh said the jury spent several hours discussing evi
dence in the case. "But Judge Stuart apparently feels he is
cloaked in a judicial omniscience and HE has reached a
decision on the matter."
Continued on Page 8
History repeats: Masters Week visitor says Huskermania
was as rampant on campus in 1947 as it is
today i ... . . , . . ......... Page 6
Outdoor stage: Theater group promote religious life
through playacting Page 10
Fairbanks in Alaska: Colorado coach thinks only a bliz
zard would save his Buffs ............... Page 12
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University housing places radio operator on
, By Michelle Carr
Scott Persson, one of the operators of the
student-owned and operated radio station KCUF located
in Abel Hall, has been placed on residence hall probation
for one year. ...... . , .
The probation, which was decided Wednesday night at
a Housing Hearing Board meeting, was based on a
violation of a section of the UNL Code of Conduct, which
states that students cannot encourage disturbances or
interfere with the rights for peaceful possession of the
premises and quiet hours. -
The violation stemmed from incidents that occurred
last spring. According to Ina Luhring, complex program
director, on April 30 and May 1, the radio station
solicited listeners to yell out windows, thus disrupting
other students. She said that Persson should be
responsible for the incidents because the radio was located
in his room. ...
However, Persson argued that the radio station has no
power over the listeners behavior and the station should
. not be held responsible for others' actions.
We never forced anyone to listen," he said.
Persson said at several intervals during the program he
warned listeners that some of the program might be
offensive. According to Bob Belgrade, a student assistant
at Schramm Hall, parts of the program were offensive to
certain ethnic and minority groups. Belgrade said the
program created "boisterous" activity on his floor and
several residents complained about the noise.
' Persson said the transmission in Schramm could not be
controlled by the main transmitter in Abel. The radio
waves of the Abel station travel via a phone patch to a
translater in Schramm. At the time, Persson said he did
not knew that incidences were occuring in Schramm. He
had no control of transmission to Schramm, but he would
have turned off the Abel transmitter had he known the
program was causing disturbances, he said.
"Since the university can't go and get everybody who
yelled, it (the responsibility) is jumped on me," he said.
Persson was among several of the operators who spoke
over the radio on the two nights. However Persson said he
did not repeat calls to yell out the window at a designated
' Luhring said that Persson was responsible because he
could have requested that the other operators stop
soliciting; behavior or urging listeners to call in on a '1?ltch
line." Persson did admit that he didn't like what was being
said over the radio.
. The board held that Persson should have shut off the
station when he felt the programming was getting out of
hand. Because of the probation rule, Persson said he
formally assigned the station's responsibility to his
roommate, Randy Lambrecht.
Persson said he protests to the probation ruling on
principle, because he is not responsible, but he will accept
the ruling. ,
He said he will also conform to a proposed
broadcasting policy that is being developed by UNL
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