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Cloudy and showers today, tonight
and Tuesday. Increasing southerly
winds all day today with a high of 54.
A low of 37 tonight and cooler with a
high of 49 Tuesday.
The Fall: A band that
lives up to its name
Arts and Entertainment, page 13
Free throws hurt NU
in season-ending loss
Sports, page 10
March 17, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol.85 No. 123
I I.
Mark DavisDaily Nebraskan
Moe goes
NU basketball coach Moe Iba bows his head earlier in the season in a loss to Kansas. Iba resigned following the
Huskers' 67-59 loss to Western Kentucky at the NCAA Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. See related stories,
page 10.
By Jonathan Taylor
Senior Reporter
What wooSdl Bry
Admirers of politician oppose
aim sav?
By Janis Lovitt
Staff Reporter
Most Nebraskans have at least heard of him.
His name would be hard to miss in Nebraska
history books.
He was "The Great Commoner," the "Boy Ora
tor of the Platte." His voice rang out across the
nation as he plugged for free silver in his "Cross
of Gold" speech in the late 1890s. He repres
ented Nebraska in the presidential elections,
not just once, but three times.
Later in his life, this politician boarded the
platform at chautauquas in the Midwest to
preach against the evils of alcohol.
William Jennings Bryan was the most famous
Nebraskan politician in history.
It doesn't seem unusual that some Nebras
ka plan to honor the memory of this great man
by naming a restaurant after him. But there's a
catch that is bringing more attention to the
restaurant's name than was anticipated.
The catch is that the menu will include alco
holic spirits of every kind. And to top it off, the
restaurant will be called "Billy Bryan's," a name
that some say is in bad taste.
The corporation, which is made up of Jack
Merritt, Doug Ruben and Ray Lineweber, plans
to open the restaurant in May at 1301 H St. But
opposition from concerned individuals and
groups across the state may change those plans.
The wave of opposition seems to be led by a
Woman's Christian Temperance Union member,
Helen Patzel.
Patzel said she started her crusade against
, Billy Bryan's because she thinks the idea is
"Its not a very respectful way to honor some
body," she said. "Bryan was the greatest prohibi
tionist that our country, if not the world, has
known. He would be outraged if he knew about
When Patzel heard about the restaurant, she
immediately wrote letters of opposition to the
' Lincoln City Council, Mayor Roland Luedtke and
the city's liquor commission, she said.
Patzel said she wants the name of the restau
rant changed. If the corporation refuses to
change the name, then she wants the City Coun
cil to refuse them a liquor license, she said.
Although Bryan has been considered a darling
of the WCTU since he spoke at the group's con
vention against alcohol in the early 1900s, other
groups have been joining the bandwagon against
Billy Bryan's.
See BRYAN on 3
Early last week, Interim Dean of Libraries,
Kent Hendrickson, received an anonymous letter
saying that homosexuals reach under restroom
stall dividers and have sexual relations in the
"Love Library South third-floor men's restroom
The letter, which also was sent to the Daily
Nebraskan, was written by someone who admit
ted that he had participated in such activities.
Hendrickson, who has been interim dean
since the summer, said he plans to investigate
the problem. But he does not know what actions
would be taken to curb sexual misconduct in
Love Library restrooms.
Although the library has received complaints
of sexual misbehavior in the past, Hendrickson
said, the letter is the first recent complaint he
has received.
"It's a difficult problem to detect and moni
tor," he said.
A recommendation made by the letter writer
to extend the stall dividers to the floor, "is not
workable, because of the library's limited bud
get," Hendrickson said.
An associate university librarian at the Uni
versity of Arizona before he came to UNL, Hen
drickson said he investigated similar complaints
of sexual misconduct and tried a number of
approaches to resolve the problem.
Taking doors off of stalls is one solution that
has been tried at UNL, but Hendrickson said he
disapproves of that practice. Door removal "is
not acceptable to the library's patrons in gen
eral," he said.
Hendrickson said that improving the lighting
in the library restrooms may discourage sexual
misconduct, but that is just one of several other
alternatives to door removal.
At this point, Hendrickson said, no evidence
of sexual misbehavior exists.
Rodney Bell, president of UNL's GayLesbian
Student Association, said sexual misconduct in
restrooms "is not the type of thing that will ever
According to the letter, gay people meet in the
first floor restroom, then move to the third floor
restroom, which fewer people use. In the initial
meeting, a person sits in a stall and checks the
sexual orientation of the person in the adjacent
stall by bobbing his foot up and down, the letter
writer said.
"The other (occupant) . . . will then do the
same, signifying that he is a homosexual and is
willing to participate in some activity," accord
ing to the letter.
People then will physically contact one ano
ther by reaching under the stall divider "and
may take turns kneeling under the stall division
to have visual andor touch stimulation which
often leads to oral sex," the letter says.
See SEX on 6
UNL students will continue to march for pesce
By Dorothy Pritchard
Special to the Daily Nebraskan
Despite the bankruptcy of the anti
nuclear arms organization, PRO-Peace,
three UNL students will continue their
peace march across the United States.
Sheila Stratton, Lori Shields and
Kris Haygeman have decided to con
tinue their peace march along with
about 500 other marchers who have
regrouped and are no longer officially
associated with PRO-Peace. PRO-
Peace officially went into bankruptcy
Friday, 14 days and 120 miles into the
3,235-mile march.
"PRO-Peace is bankrupt," Stratton
said. "They're $300,000 in debt. We're
no longer an organization, but a grass:
roots group, We're now just 'The Great
Peace March.'"
Stratton said the marcher's spirits
were good, despite mass repossession
of the semi-trucks that housed the
marchers' shower, mail and kitchen
"One day they just said, Till your
canteens, they're coming for the water
truck,'" Stratton said, "We probably
only have enough food for a couple
more days, but donations are coming
from everywhere. People are saying to
See PRO-PEACE on 3