The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 27, 1995, Image 1

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Today - Mostly sunny.
South wind 10 to 20
Tonight - Partly cloudy.
Low in the upper 50s.
_September 27, 1995_
_ Travis Heyina/DN
Tracie Beck, a junior business management major, pulls out a batch of freshly baked brownies. Beck is one of 35 women
living in Love Hall on East Campus. The cooperative hall allows students to live cheaply in return for completing chores
i£ in the house.
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I women agree: It’s great to be in Love
By John Fulwider
Senior Reporter —“ T '
Love Memorial Hall may be an object of
| misconception.
The hall is a women ■ s cooperati ve located on
East Campus. A cooperative differs from a
residence nail in that the residents must partici
pate in hall housekeeping.
The terms cooperative and East Campus
might kick up images of rural lifestyles. Wrong.
“Some people over here don’t even like
country music,” said Darla Hansen, a senior
:, English major.
The biggest misconception, though, is about
the cooking and cleaning. Some students turn
I up their nose when they hear about the work
• required to live in Love, residents said.
To live in Love, residents must do a different
r chore each week.
The easy job to get is hostessing: answering
the door and the house telephone for two hours
a week.
! Other jobs include cleaning and cooking.
Cooking is a particularly tough job; the per
son in charge of cooking for the'week must cook
three meals every day.
But it’s worth the work, some residents said,
because their rent is only $150 a month for a
double room, plus $75 for food.
They said responsibility and good time man
agement are necessary to juggle chores and
school. But Hansen said living in Love was
similar to living off campus.
“I f you lived in a home or apartment,” Hansen
said, “the responsibilities wouldn’t be any dif
The biggest hassle is having to take the bus
to City Campus. The bus is often packed, she
One time, she said, the bus was so full that
she didn’t have to hold onto anything because
she was supported by the bodies around her.
But that inconvenience isn’t enough to drive
her away. For many of its residents, Love is the
best thing going.
“It’s the best-kept secret on either campus,”
said Angela Ohlman, a senior horticulture ma
Love residents said they liked the homey,
friendly atmosphere most. Every one of the 35
residents knows each other.
Jane Linsenmeyer, a freshman biological
sciences major, said Love had helped her tran
sition into college. As a first-year student, she
quickly got to know 35 people she could go out
and have fun with.
And residents said there was never a dull
moment around Love.
Intramurals are popular, as are social activi
ties with nearby fraternities.
“You don’t have to do the activities,” said
Brenda Williams, a sophomore ag-joumalism
major. “But you’ll miss out on a lot if you
Love also offers a feeling of trust and safety,
residents said. The women use common bath
rooms where they keep their personal items like
toothbrushes and hair spray. Nothing has to be
locked up, they said, because everyone trusts
each other.
The community feeling grows even stronger
on Thursday nights. That’s when nearly every
one gathers around the television in the recre
ation room to watch “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and
It’s a story that has played out with different
variation for years. Love has a rich history.
The idea for the cooperative was thought of
by Margaret Fedde in 1926 as a solution to the
campus housing problem. It didn’t become a
reality until 1940.
Donald L. Love, a former Lincoln mayor,
donated $45,000 to build the hall in honor of his
deceased wife, Julia.
■ In September 1941, the first group of women
moved in. At that time, the hall had no beds,
desks or lamps. Hansen has lived in the hall
for the last five years. In that time, she has
learned of another Love legacy.
“I’ve seen Love Hall produce women of
character and integrity.”
men nude
not lewd
By John Fulwider
Senior Reporter '
Members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
have been accused of canoeing naked down the
Niobrara River and exposing themselves to
other river users during the Labor Day holiday.
The group was nude, said Steve Brewer, an
alumnus on the trip, but the situation was all just
a misunderstanding. The Greek Affairs office
is investigating the incident.
Nola Moosman, owner of Supertubes in
Valentine, demands an apology and $75, in a
letter sent to Brewer, who organized the trip.
She also sent copies of the letter to the Daily
Nebraskan and other campus fraternities.
Moosman said she was offended when her
friend and fellow river outfitter, A1 Stokes, told
her that Brewer’s group had exposed them
selves to Stokes and his wife.
“I will not do business any more with ATO or
any other frat on the Lincoln campus,” Moosman
Stokes said the group did more than expose
themselves to him and his wife. All but one
person in the group was completely nude when
Stokes passed them on the river, he said.
Stokes said the men, who appeared to be
drunk, were in several canoes that were tied
together. He said one man stood up and mooned <=
him, while another stood up and showed his
“They were singing their frat song while they
were doing this,” he said.
However, Brewer, a senior actuarial science
and accounting major, gave a different account
of the trip.
He said his group had been canoeing for
three or four hours and had not seen anyone else
on the river. It was a hot day, he said, and some
of the men decided to take a swim.
Most of their clothes had gotten wet the
previous day, he said, so the men took off all
their clothing for the swim.
“... which probably in hindsight was not the
wisest thing to do,” Brewer said.
When they saw other canoes approaching,
Brewer said, the men got out of the water and
put their clothes back on. Brewer said he did not
see anyone expose themselves to other river
When the group arrived at Rocky Ford, a
place where they had to take their canoes out of
the water to avoid rapids, they were confronted
by two men.
One of the men, who Brewer said appeared
to be drunk, identified himself as “Rocky Ford.”
He accused every member of the group of
exposing themselves, Brewer said. The other
man was laughing, Brewer said.
“I was kind of dumbfounded,” Brewer said,
“because I didn’t see the^incident in question.”
Stokes said it was not the first problem he
and other river outfitters have had with large
groups acting obscenely on the river. He has
See ATO on 6
UNL police chief: CU alcohol ban not a good solution
By Paula Lavigne
Senior Reporter
- A good relationship with law en
forcement allows education, not ar
rests, to get rid of alcohol in the UNL
Greek System, UNL police and greek
representatives said.
The relationship between police
and greek members at UNL is much
better than the same relationship at the
University of Colorado, where a po
lice-enforced ban on alcohol was en
acted last week.
A Sept. 20 vote among 22 greek
chapters at the University of Colorado
at Boulder enacted a ban on alcohol
for all greek houses.
With few exceptions, campus po
lice and greek representatives said,
UNL already is a dry campus. -
Amber Tetlow, CU greek liaison,
said the ban was the result of a police
crackdown in the entire community.
“Students realized they needed to
band together to protect their mem
bers, their chapter and the system,”
she said.
CU is enforcing the ban through
active campus, city and county law
enforcement. Tetlow said officers
would operate sting operations by sur
rounding the houses where they sus
pected alcohol violations and giving
breathalizer tests.
The police would make arrests and
issue minor-in-possession charges.
The ban also puts stiff penalties on
individual violators and their chap
ters, which can lead to license revoca
tion and chapter suspension.
vTetlow said the ban would force
the students to focus on the positive
aspects of being greek.
UNL Police Ch ief Ken Cauble said
CU’salcohol problem was much worse
to begin with and was worsened by a
bad relationship with local law en
Piling on the police force, he said,
would not do CU much good in the
“It is hot something the University of Colorado is
going to change in a year, no matter how many
people they arrest. ”
UNL police chief
long run either. The police are fight-'
ing against tradition, he said, a “rite of
passage” to students coming into a
“It is not something the University
of Colorado is going to change in a
year, no matter how many people they
arrest,” he said.
Together with university adminis
tration, UNL law enforcement tries to
See ALCOHOL on 6