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November 18, 1987University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 87 No. 60
ASUN may consider rejoining
reorganized student association
By Lee Rood
Senior Reporter
Members of the Association of
Students of the University of Ne
braska will decide tonight whether to
rejoin a new version of the Nebraska
State Student Association.
Senate members decided to dis
continue the University of Nebraska’s
membership in the organization last
Andy Pollock, ASUN president,
said senators are considering rejoin
ing the organization, soon to be re
named the Nebraska Student Interests
Coalition/Nebraska State Student
Association because membership will
be free and the group has reorganized
its purpose.
Before UNL pulled out of NSSA
last spring, UNL students contributed
$20,500 from their student fees to help
finance the lobbying group.
Last February, the ASUN Commit
tee for Fees Allocation voted 6-3 to
stop the financing of NSSA, and redi
rected almost $19,000 of that money
to the Government Liaison Commit
tee, UNL’s own lobbying group.
Chris Scudder, last year’s ASUN
president, had said senate members
voted to eliminate UNL’s student
contribution because they felt the
money could be used more effectively
at UNL.
Mike McMorrow, chairman of the
NSSA Board of Directors, met with
NSSA members and non-members
Saturday to redirect the group in hopes
of getting others to join.
Pollock said if senators vote to
rejoin NSSA this year, no student fees
will be given to the organization until
next year.
The amount given next year would
not exceed $1,000 and probably
wouldn’t even come close to that,
Pollock said.
No money would be taken away
from the Government Liaison Com
mittee if ASUN decides to rejoin
NSSA, Pollock said.
Pollock said ASUN executives
have considered rejoining NSSA be
cause it would reopen communication
among schools and make it easier for
them to communicate.
“It will be a coalition of the schools
... to decide when it’s realistic to
lobby together,” he said.
Senate members also will vote on
election rules for student government
A significant change in the rules
will be that students will be limited to
campaign only in the classified ads in
the Daily Nebraskan until 4 p.m. on
Feb. 10.
Literary society tries to up membership
By Amy Edwards
Senior Reporter
The Delian-Union Literary Soci
ety is offering $5 to the first 20 stu
dents who join the club in an attempt
to increase membership.
Mary Ellen Ducey, secretary of the
Delian-Union Literary Society, said
the group needs about 15 students to
function as originally intended. The
society now has four regular mem
bers, Ducey said.
Once an active part of campus life,
literary societies have given students
the opportunity to present plays, de
bates, musical numbers and essays in
an informal setting since the early
The University of Nebraska-Lin
coln has a strong history of literary
societies. The Palladian, Adelphian
and Union literary societies gave
UNL students the chance to meet
others who were interested in public
speaking and debate.
The Delian-Union Literary Soci
ety is now the only literary society at
A skit written by members of the
society tells the history of the Delian
Union Literary' Society. Fifty to 60
active members met on Monday
nights to plan for Friday-night party
meetings. The group was a social
organization, with parties and ban
quets every year.
Ducey said the Delian-Union Lit
erary Society no longer operates at
that level. The group still meets to
discuss stories and poems, but without
a large membership it can’t provide
the soc ial setting it used to.
Each year the literary society has a
short-story contest for UNL students,
Ducey said. The stories are judged by
Clark Gustm, the Delian-Union Liter
ary Society sponsor and an alumnus of
the society. First prize for the contest
is $100, Ducey said.
Guslin said Louise and Olivia
Pound and Roscoe Pound were mem
bers of the Delian-Union Literary
society in the 1890s. Nebraska author
Willa Gather and Dean Lyman, after
whom Lyman Hall was named, were
also members of UNL literary socie
Guslin has been a member of the
Delian-Union Literary Society since
1922. Gustin, 84, graduated from
UNLin 1925 with a degree in business
administration. Since then, he has
been active in the alumni group of the
Delian-Union Literary Society.
The money for the new members is
Gustin’s. He said it is important to
keep the society alive to give students
the opportunity to presenttheir works.
Gustin said the literary society allows
students to see what others think of
their works.
The Delian-Union Literary Soci
ety meets once a month in the Ne
braska Union.
The society gives each member a
card that states the purpose of the
“Organized by University of Ne
braska Students, for the purpose of
individual development and group
achievement along musical, dra
matic, public speaking and social
lines. We, at all times, consider the
promotion of capable citizens and the
building of lasting friendship around
the world to be our ultimate goal.
Dating back to 1874, we are proud of
our record, and we invite you to share
in our future activities.”
Ward Williams/Daily Nebraskan
DeCamp suggests students
use own lobbyist, not NSSA
By Victoria Ayotte
Staff Reporter
State lobbyist John DcCamp
recommended that University of
Nebraska-iJncoln students do not
rejoin the Nebraska State Student
Association, but ally themselves
with secondary education groups
to lobby the Legislature lor in
creased faculty salaries.
A small group with a narrow
focus can get more done than a
large group, the former state sena
tor said. UNL would be much more
effective having its own lobbyist
than rejoining the NSS A, DeCamp
said Tuesday night to the Govern
ment Liaison Committee. UNL
would be “wasting lime with the
NSSA” because the group’s focus
is too large, he said.
“You start diluting your focus
by goifig with that group,” Dc
Camp said.
Secondary education associa
tions could be the main opponents
or allies of UNL students, De
Camp said. These groups believe a
limited amount of money is avail
able from the Legislature. They
would be the natural opponent to
increased slate funding for faculty
salaries, he said.
“The odds are better that both of
you can get twice as much. You
can kick anybody’s you know
what with those two groups,”
DeCamp said.
DeCamp said students will
have to also get involved with
other issues to be effective.
“That issue (faculty salaries) is
not going to be involved by itself.
You’re living in a fool’s paradise if
you think it is,” he said.
Establishing close contact with
a key group of senators is a more
effective lobbying technique than
trying to lobby all 49 senators,
DeCamp said.
“You ally and involve yourself
in enough other issues that you pul I
together to get 25 votes,” DeCamp
said. He said that is how he has
become an effective lobbyist
Lobbyists have “tremendous
influence” in Nebraska compared
to what they did in the past, he said.
The Legislature used to fight its
own battles and make its own
decisions, he said, and the change
has been “dramatic.”
“Now, you aren’t anybody if
you don’t have a full-time lobby
ist” he said.
Fans paying big bucks for peek at game
John Bruce/Dally Nebraskan
By Steve Sipple
Staff Reporter
Football fans will pay almost any
price to sneak a peek at the nation’s
top-ranked teams this weekend at
Memorial Stadium.
Interest in the annual Nebraska
Oklahoma football game has reached
heights even more pronounced than
previous years as Nebraska comes
into the game ranked No. 1 and Okla
homa ranked No. 2 nationwide.
The Associated Press and United
Press International polls listed Ne
braska No. 1 and Oklahoma No. 2 in
their latest rankings.
Monday ’s Lincoln Journal and Star
want-ads indicate the kind of interest
the game has generated. Tickets ad
vertised for as much as $300 were
frequent. Many people were willing to
pay as much as five times the general
admission price of $18.50.
One ad read: “Desperately seeking
2-4 NU-OU tickets, will pay any
Chloc Smith, 645 S. 42nd St.,
found out firsthand the fans’ determi
nation for tickets to Saturday’s clash.
Smith placed an ad selling two
tickets for $75 each in Sunday
morning’s Lincoln Journal-Star, and
she said by 9 a.m. her phone was
ringing. She said she sold the tickets at
2:30 p.m. for the listed price. But she
said about 40 callers persisted the rest
of Sunday and all day Monday, and
many left their names with her in case
the buyer decided to give one of the
tickets back.
“One man said, ‘I’ll give you more
than he gave you,”’ Smith said. “We
could have easily sold them for $250.”
Mick Mandl,2801 Kipling Circle,
placed an ad selling two tickets for
SlOOeach in Saturday’s Lincoln Star.
Mandcl said he sold them immedi
ately, but the calls kept coming. He
estimated he received 25-30 calls on
“It’s been unbelievable,’’ Mandel
Kelly Dale of Omaha found Ne
braskans were also eager to unload
their tickets. Dale said she placed an
ad in last Friday’s Lincoln Star saying
she needed four tickets for this
Saturday’s game. She said she bought
four tickets on Friday for S75 each.
Again, the calls persisted. She said she
let the ad continue into Monday’s Star
because some friends needed tickets.
Dale said people willing to sell her *
a ticket have been calling “non-stop”
from 6 a.m. to midnight since Friday.
“When I walk in the door the phone
is ringing,” Dale said. “I can’t get two
minutes. 1 haven’t done laundry, I
haven’t done the dishes, I haven’t
done anything.
‘‘It’s been crazy. I can’t describe
With the plethora of people selling
and buying through the want-ads,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln po
lice officer Joe Scott said he’s expect
ing a lot of scalpers outside Lhe sta
dium this Saturday. Scott said Ne
braska state law doesn’t prohibit
scalping tickets, but UNL rules re
quire a permit for selling on campus
Scott said UNL campus police
usually don’t ask scalpers for a permit
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