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Friday, September 14, 1934
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Vol. 84 No. 15
By Gah Y. Hsiey .
Daily Nefer&ak&n Senior Repo:ter
lot box arid let their voices be
heard," she said.
UNL students registering to .pjpelle and Hem agreed that
vote during a statewide drive Tthfc ents are becoming more aware
year have broken ail pi S of! SUGS ti
tration records, two drive orS- Jfl aX?ut
izers on campus said. 8 JSkJSj closer to home' Cha
About 1,520 students already Th ct,tnf q a
have registered ftt,or , ine student Vote 8-1 drive is
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chairwoman of the UNL Govern- scuaeEtS' "apeua a.
ment Liaison Committee. The . Th:'erebo'-it03,coOstudent3
drive began Monday in the Ne- tne she said, end many
braka Union and ends today in wou'd not vote if the services
the East Union. were not there.
The drive, designated "Student t0-alot oMto
Chapelle, executive director for fT' ,
NA&A. Tlie committee is tentatively
" planning a "Get Out and Vote"
Education is a top priority this campaign."
election, Chapel? said, and stu- The committee also plans to
dents must take an active part in print fjyers, provide absentee bal
the democratic process. lots and inform students on vot-
"Now, more than ever, they are ing, she said,
needed to show up, f st to th bl- 7t.t?.i txy osi S , "
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m e&rssa Umlsa. Bdan Wclfard (center) and frfs IIicssm also r-artiefpsted la tfie event,
sponsored by Alp&a Delta Pi end FsroSionie. ISembers fVoo fcoili liosses take turns playing
cards for two fcosra csci. Proceeds fross the 72-hoar cvesit wiH be donated to the Eonald
Daily Hebrsskaa Sesktr Elepoiter
Editor's Eote: Tills article is the second of&two-part
"Come live with me and be my love," wrote Shakes
peare, and more and more couples seem to be following
his 17th century advice.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports unmarried house
holds in 1083 tripled the 1970 figure. Western European
statistics show even high percentages of cohabitating
couples. . -
Some aspects of cohabitation are new to society, but
the practice has been around for centuries. While the
term referred to common-law marriages just 20 years
ago, cohabitation now indicates a couple is not married
Werner Leinfeilner, UNL philosophy professor, said
the American cohabitation boom began 15 years ago.
"It came with the hippies and after the Vietnam war,"
Leinfeilner said. "In Europe, it started much earlier." -
Leinfeilner, who studied and taught in Austria, said
Europeans have different views about marriage, sexual
relationships and the role of women both within a
relationship and within society itself
"Europe did not have the Puritan and Victorian influ
ence of the last century experienced here," he said.
Leinfeilner said European couples decide to live
together for three major reasons:
Economic situation. Couples wait until they can
fully support themselves and a possible family before
- University life. European students do not put four
or five-year goals on their college education. This delays
their entry in the work force.
Learning experience. Many European couples want
to learn from their mistakes before they get married.
"The idea (of cohabitation) there is not tolerated as a
type of marriage," Leinfeilner said. "It is tolerated as a
way to find a good partner - as a trial marriage."
In Europe and America, young people make up a
growing percentage of cohabitating couples. The 1983
census report shows six of 10 unmarried households
were under 35. "
Abolishing curfews in women's residence halls, coed
residence halls and the increasing number of college
students living in apartments were reasons cited, by
sociologists for the rise in the number ofstudent couples
New York sociologist Eleanor D. Macklin examined
studies of American college students. She found that 25
percent had coh&bitated and 50 percent would if
there was a strong, affectionate and monogamous rela
tionship between the couple.
Macklin listed three categories for cohabitation agree
ments: Casual or tempor ary involvement
Preparation or testing for marriage
Substitute or alternative for marriage
Leinfeilner teaches in his ethics of marriage class that
casual cohabitation can develop as a result of our
"underground sex life."
Studies have indicated 50 percent of our sexual lives
takes place in fantasy. In Europe, Leinfeilner said, peo
ple have three socially accepted outlets for fantasy: flir
tation, complement and open social contact or com
munication. In America, outlets are traditionally limited. We often
think we should only fantasize about our partners, Lein
. Continued on Page 10
Political interns get first-hand look
Farm safety leaders sponsor safety equip
ment programs Pgi
A BSuegrsss band that sticks to its roots . . .
UNL women's golf team has encouraging fin
ish at Invitational Pzjt 13
Arts end Entertainment 15
By John RXelssner
DiiUy N2r&skz Ssarier Reporter
Greg Park's equanimity belies his age. His ambition
defies contemporary convention. Yet both qualities
seem to be characteristic of Park's not-so-ordinary
Parks is a student intern in Sen. J. James Exon's re
election campaign. He and his supervisor, Kathleen
Neary, coordinate all of the UNL campus activities.
Parks is a freshman. Neary, also an intern, is one year
"I Ye been in politics since I was 10 years old," Parks
said. "My mother was a state senator and I worked at the
grass roots level when Sen. Exon ran six years ago
Seeing the internship as an opportunity to contribute
this time around, Parks applied for a position through
UNL Experiential Education director Millie Katz. His age
prompted concerns about experience.
"When I applied,-people said I didnt need to bother,
they only took sophomores, juniors or seniors," he said.
"I hzd to convince them I wasn't a total neophyte."
Parks inherited the task of "getting Exon's name
before the public" primarily the football-hungry
On game days, his team distributes Exon leaflets,
trash bags and stickers. Parks approaches something so
seemingly mundane like a true politician: by responding
to a decree that lapel stickers couldnt be distributed
north of O Street (because of the clean-up problem), by
marching his troops one block south and by questioning
why the Tassels organization didnt complain about
competition from Hoch balloons last Saturday.
Neary, meanwhile, leads the Young Democrats for
Exon campaign, manning booths and taking student
polls. She began the internship in May, "first, because of
the candidate, and second, for a first-hand look at how
the political process works.
"My family, well, my father, had a political back
ground," she said. "lie saw I had an interest and encour
The prelaw 'student didnt shy away from stump
ing for her candidate or taking a jibe at his opponent's
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