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J VcstliCR Friday partly tunny
and warmer. High in the lower 50s.
Wind south 10 to 15 mph. Friday
night, mostly cloudy with a 20
percent chance of light rain. Low
In the mid to upper 30s. Saturday,
partly cloudy and cooler. High In
the mld-40s.
Sooners' sights
on Miami start Saturday
Sports, Page 7
Jayliawko are in town
for an Oklahoma weekend
Arts & Enterteli&ncRt, Page 9
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol.86 No.6
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Legislature
approves
farmstead law
By Todd von Kampen
Senior Editor
The Legislature wrapped up
work in its special session Thurs
day morning, but not before two
of the Unicameral's oratorical
giants Omaha Sen. Ernie
Chambers and outgoing Neligh
Sen. John DeCamp jousted on
the legislative floor one more
time.
Senators gave final approval
to each of the session's three
bills two of them ag-related
by lopsided margins and sent
them to Gov. Bob Kerrey, who
signed them Thursday afternoon.
But passage of LB3, the bill revis
ing the Farmstead Act approved
last spring, was held up while
Chambers made a last-ditch
attempt to remove a DeCamp
amendment approved last Tues
day. - Chambers argued v that Pe
Camp's amendment, which allows
farmers to waive their right under
the Farmstead Act to protect
their homestead when seeking a
loan, destroys the farmers' pro
tection. He said lenders, whose
assertions that the original law
forced them to deny credit to
farmers, gained the upper hand
with the amendment.
"This is a momentous day, and
a momentous wrong was com
mitted," Chambers said. ". . .We
all know the lenders will not
allow a farmer to voluntarily say,
'I want to keep my homestead."
Chambers suggested DeCamp
had been doing the bidding of
lobbyists for lending interests
who wanted the Farmstead Act
See LEGISLATURE on 3
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Dave BentzDaily Nebraskan
, ..... fjjgrrSen .John DeCamp at Thursday's special legislative session.
Capitol says 'so long to soloin
By Todd von Kampen
Senior Editor
Neligh Sen. John DeCamp spent
the final day of his 16-year legisla
tive career Thursday where he spent
so many other days at the center
of attention.
DeCamp's political allies and
adversaries joined to give the color
ful and controversial senator a
standing ovation as he received a
plaque marking his years of service.
Two other senators who lost re
election bids, Dorchester Sen. Don
Eret and Farnam Sen. Tom Vickers,
received plaques as the Legislature
concluded it special session.
But DeCamp, who first came to
the unicameral in 1971, captured
everyone's attention with his fare
well speech. He said his greatest
triumph of his career wasn't one of
the many famous bills he passed,
but a resolution he sponsored dur
ing his first year that called on then
President Richard Nixon to allow
the United States to win in Vietnam
or withdraw from the country.
The Legislature, DeCamp said,
refused to hold a public hearing on
his resolution or even allow its dis
cussion inside the State Capitol.
But on a suggeston from Lincoln
Star reporter Don Walton, DeCamp
set up a hearing on the Capitol
steps and asked other senators to
join him. Four did, including the
late Scottsbluff Sen. Terry Carpen
ter and "a young black man with a .
fiery temper" Omaha Sen. Ernie
Chambers, who often opposed De
Camp on the floor in later years.
"And I'm still here, John,"
Chambers called from the audience.
Thousands of people marched to
the Capitol steps to take part in the
hearing, DeCamp said. That event,
See DECAMP on 3
GLSA asks
board for
committee
The Nebraska Union Board spon
sored an open forum Tuesday to dis
cuss the GayLesbian Student Associa
tion's proposal to create a University
Program Council-City GayLesbian
programming committee.
UPC and GLSA representatives pre
sented the proposal to the board,
which has been approved by the UPC
City Board and the UPC Executive
Board. The UPC-City Board modified
the proposal to allow formation of a
gaylesbian programming committee
for one year, followed by an evaluation.
Rodney A. Bell II, GLSA president,
said homosexual students should be
served with such programming because
they pay student fees just like all stu
dents. Union Board Director Daryl Swanson
said he is pleased to see the system
working so well that people have the
opportunity to discuss the issue in a
public forum. Swanson said he thought
most of the representatives present
were pleased with the fairness with
which the board handled a "sensitive
issue."
Swanson said the Union Board will
hold another public forum Dec. 2 at 7
p.m. and may or may not vote on the
issue then.
In other business, the board un
animously passed a proposal to open a
diary store in the Nebraska Union at
the counter next to the Harvest Room.
The new store will sell the East Cam
pus Dairy Store line of ice cream,
cheeses, homemade yogurt, hot choco
late and Christmas gift packs. The
board passed a proposal to play UNL's
KRNU radio station in the union.
A survey will be sent to all student
organization asking their opinion on
having a trophy case in the Nebraska
Union in which to temporarily display
their organization's awards.
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Game crowd concerns officials
By Jeff Apel
First Down Editor
Richard WrightDaily Nebraskan
One masked drummer
Senior Sue Reed, a business major, tries to keep warm while
drumming during marching band practice Thursday
Crowd control will be a major con
cern when Nebraska faces Oklahoma
on Saturday, but no special precau
tions will be taken, two university offi
cials said.
Don Bryant, Nebraska sports infor
mation director, and Lt. Joe Wehner of
the UNL Police Department said past
actions that have erupted when the
Cornhuskers defeated the Sooners give
ample reason for concern about
Nebraska fans' potential actions if the
Cornhuskers win.
The last time Nebraska defeated
Oklahoma in Lincoln, in 1982, jubilant
fans celebrated the victory by spilling
onto the field before the end of the
game.
Bryant said he hopes such actions
will not be repeated. It cost Nebraska a
15-yard, unsportsmanlike conduct
penalty.
"We're certainly hoping for excel
lent crowd decorum," Bryant said.
"There is no reason anyone should be
on the field. They don't have to act like
New Yorkers."
Bryant said rather than devising a
specific battle plan, the Nebraska
athletic department asks fans to "use
their own intelligence" if they are
going to the game.
No orange throwing, alcohol cum
sumption or excessively rowdy behav
ior will be tolerated, Bryant said.
"We want our fans to be vocal," he
said. "But we don't want to see any
thing unsportsmanlike."
.Wehner said despite the problems
Nebraska-Oklahoma games have posed
in the past, no additional officers or
patrolmen from the Nebraska State
Patrol or the Lincoln Sheriffs Depart
ment will be brought in for security
reasons.
Currently, 110 to 120 officers patrol
each Nebraska game, Wehner said.
"We don't find fans at the Nebraska
Oklahoma game are any more rowdy,"
Wehner said. "It's just they show more
emotion."
Both Wehner and Bryant said neither
the Nebraska athletic department nor
the University Police have thought of
instituting an emergency plan in the
event of large numbers of obnoxious
fans.
The University of Auburn has used u
sprinkler system for crowd control and
other schools are using security per
sonnel on horseback to control mobs,
Bryant said, but Nebraska has no plans
to institute either system because it
requires too much manpower.
Herbert White, director of public
relations at Auburn University in Auburn,
Ala., said the Tiger athletic depart
ment chose to spray rioting fans with
water from its sprinkler system after
the school's 20-16 loss to Georgia last
weekend because of the destruction
fans had caused.
Despite being able to clear the fans
off the field in a manner which he des
cribed as "very effective," White said
the Tigers' football facility suffered
about $50,000 in damages. Addition
ally, two women were hospitalized after
being struck by flying bottle, White
said, and 33 fans were arrested for
obnoxious behavior.