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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1984)
Tuesday, November 13, 1934
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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today with a high of 62 (17C). Tuesday night
partly cloudy and not as cold with a low of 33
(3C). Wednesday, partly cloudy and windy onca
again with a high In tho lower 603 (17C).
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close to union
By Ad Hadler
Drily Nebrsskan Staff Reporter
No final decision has been made yet,
but Union Board members and the uni
versity's central planning committee may
build UNL's new bookstore between the
Administration Building and the Nebraska
The board discussed the bookstore,
along with plans for a new visitors center,
a new big-screen television and a pro
posed residence hall involvement pro
gram at its last meeting.
Union Board members have been con
sidering three locations for the new book
store: Underneath Memorial Plaza
Between the Administration Build
ing and the union
North of the plaza where a parking
lot now lies
Mary Marcy, the board's president, said
the location between Administration
Building and the union is the most feasi
ble choice. Building underneath the plaza
would be too expensive, she said, and
using the space north of the union might
cause parking problems.
' A decision to build the bookstore next
to the union would stimulate union busi
ness, said Brigid CNeil, chairwoman of
the board's planning committee.
The bookstore is one of the main rea
sons why people come into the union,"
Oeil said. "So it will help if we have it
close to the union."
Marcy said the board will continue to
look into ways the union can use present
bookstore space after the new bookstore
The board also discussed plans for a
new visitors center.
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By Donna Bissau
Editor's note: This crticls contains the
he beatniks of the '60s, the hippies of
the '60s, and the punkers of the 70s
each era had its own aura, it's
own conscious and its own battles.
The generation most often recalled,
dramatized, analyzed, glorified and im
mortalized i3 the sixties. Mystery shrouds
the time when uproar, anger and protest
accompanied flower power, peace and
psychedelics on university campuses na
tionwide. Perhaps the era is looked at now in an
attempt to understand what really hap
pened, to learn more about today, or to
keep us from forgetting. Maybe we look
back because it's easier than going for
ward. -, .. "'
; What follows is a collection of recollec
tions by some UNL professors and uni
versity personnel after they were asked,
"Where were you in the 1980s?"
In 1965, Esther Cope, chairwoman and
professor of history, was teaching school
in South Carolina working on a project
to tutor black children who would be
entering desegregated schools.
Although not an active demonstrator,
Cope said there were many demonstra
tions in the town where she worked. It
was a scary time, she said, with a lot of
tension in the air.
For Maureen Honey, assistant profes
sor of English, the sixties were "the most
exciting time of my life and my ideas and
direction changed dramatically."
"There was a feeling of solidarity be
tween us," Honey said. It was a feeling
both exciting and frightening, she said,
because they thought they were right.
"People dont understand, and think
students just got out and rioted, but we
were really very informed and had thought
through the issues," Honey said. That is
why the movement was so persistent, she
The anti-war movement began on the
educational level, she said, with profes
sors holding "teach-ins" where they would
speak out against U.S. involvement in the
town that routinely picked up long-haired
college men, took them to the police sta
tion and cut their hair, she said.
The police had a "swing first, ask ques
tions later" attitude.
One reason there isnt more protesting
or student involvement today is because
the issues aren't as clear, Honey said.
sonal rights battles on campus. Women in
residence halls weren't allowed to stay
out overnight, abortion was illegal, and
there were a lot of sexual repression
issues, she said. Honey attended Michi
gan State University.
Honey said the students of her genera
tion were pioneers in establishing stu
dent rights. They broke a lot of university
laws and developed ideas of civil disobe
dience, she said.
"We felt endangered, that the estab
lishment was out to get us," Honey said. It
was a time when authorities were always
doing "something bad," she said.
There was a sheriff in a neighboring
During his undergraduate studies at
Kansas State (Pittsburg) from 1962 to
1966, sociology professor David H. John
son was involved in the Civil Rights Move
ment and joined various civil rights or
ganizations. Johnson said he was co-founder of the
campus organization Social Action Com
mittee, which dealt with local discrimi
The early half of the sixties was a major
time of white involvement in the black
movement, Johnson said. Today, young
people are not as interested in social
issues and the involvement of college
students has declined, he said.
Jack Kay, assistant professor of speech
communications, said most of his invol
vement in '60s movements occurred while
he attended high school in Detroit, Mich.,
from 1967 to 1939. At that time he was a
member of the Student Mobilization
Kay said he helped to organize rallies
and marches on Washington and recruit
students from other high schools.
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"Smoking ia like riding a bike.
You learned how to ride a bike
when you were a child; you havent
ridden for a while, but do you
think you could get back on and
ride? You certainly could. Smok
ing is just like riding a bike. It's
habit you never forget how to do,"
said Joseph "Andy" Andersen,
director of the University Health
Center Stop Smoking Clinic.
The clinic is designed to help
people alter habits that promote
cigarette addiction. Lecture ses
sions for people who want to stop
mokmgwIM be conducted through
Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
"What do smokers do after din
ner? They sit back, cross their
legs and light up a cigarette. It's
natural," Anderson said "Or when
you sit down to read the evening
newspaper, it's pleasant to light
up a cigarette. Or to have a
cigarette with a cup of coffee in
the morning or when you're driv
ing to work. We try to show peo
ple how to alter those habits."
Anderson began the first health
center stop smoking clinic in 1974
and now holds two sessions each
year. The second clinic also will
be in January.
Anderson said although only
students are enrolled in the clinic
now, in the past the clinic has
helped people from ages 18 to 60.
Anderson also said he doesnt
measure the clinic's success in
"Our success rate is not impor
tant," Anderson said. 1 feel that
of the 15 people that are in our
clinic, if one or two of them quits
smoking then they're our success.
The actual numbers are im
material" "Who will succeed?" Anderson
said. "The person that comes and
realizes it's detrimental to their
health someone who finds that
three-inch piece of paper with
tobacco in it is controlling their
"Hard diseases" including heart
disease, lung and breast cancer
in the female smoking population
have now surpassed the number
in male smokers in the United
States, Anderson said.
The number of male smokers
was always higher than the fe
male smoking population until
the last year and a half, he said.
Anderson said anyone interest
ed in registering for this semes
ter's clinic should sign up by today
or call Vicki Kighstreet at the
"If a person smokes one pack a
day for one year, at the end of the
year you can open up their bodies
and scrape one pint of tar, like
tar in the streets, from their
lungs," Anderson said. "If some
one is in an office or lives with a
smoker, open up their bodies and
a half pint of tar can be scraped
from their lungs.
Those people who pick up a
cigarette again have not rein
forced it in their minds or learned
to control their habits," he said.
"Smoking is always around the
corner, waiting for you."
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