The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 04, 1968, Image 1

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Monday, Matxb 4, 1968
University of Nebraska
Vol. 91, No. 72
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Nebraskans For Young Adult Suffrage
Council coordinates campaign
to lower state voting age to 19
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Financial chairman, Bob
Beckman innumerates sev
eral sources from which
the Nebraskans for Young
Adult Sufferage move
ment plans to obtain its
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Registration tor the Nebraska
Free University will be held Mon
day in the Nebraska Union from
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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The United States Marine Corp
film "Lieutenant of Marines" will
be shown Tuesday at 8 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union.
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Students for a Democratic So
ciety will meet Monday evening in
the Union.
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Dr. Alan Reed, assistant pro
fessor of political science at the
University, has prepared a state
ment to a national collegiate or
ganization concerning the recent
-communist takeover" at John F.
Kennedy College
Reed, who along with six other
University instructors said last
week that the takeover was not an
effective educational device, is
planning to forward the statement
this week.
JFK students had staged a mock
communist regime over Wahoo,
Neb., high school. For story and
details, see page four.
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rive candidates have filed for
the presidency of AWS. Karen
Wendt, Mimi Baker, Nancy Eat
on, Nesba Neumeister and Kathy
, Kuester filed this weekend. Story
page three.
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Marine Corps Officer Selection
team will visit the University
Tuesday and Wednesday to dis
cuss officer training programs
with students. Capt. Bruce Mc
Kenna will be interviewing in the
south hallway of the Student Union
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Marine Corps has officer
programs avaiiaoie lor freshmen
through seniors.
Next week the U.S. Navy Of
ficer Information team will be on
campus to talk with students, also.
by Jim Evineer
Senior Staff Writer
Out to show Nebraska citizens
that the "proof is in the putting,"
leaders of Nebraskans for Young
Adult Suffrage (NFYAS) began
campaigning Friday for Novem
ber passage of a constitutional
amendment to reduce the state
voting age to 19.
The NFYAS Coordinating Coun
cil includes seven University stu
dents and five advisers wh be
lieve if young adult" direct and
put on the campaign themselves,
they can convince the state of the
reasons for lowering the limit.
This is to prove their maturity and
responsibility as interested citi
zens. The proposal will appear on the
November general election ballot
as Proposed Amendment No. 1. If
passed, the amendment would add
an estimated 35,000 potential vot
ers to Nebraska's ranks.
Campaign plan
In a Friday press conference
the Council members described
their plan of campaigning, their
backers and reasons why citizens
should vote for the amendment.
Law student Mike Gottschalk of
Sidney said NFYAS will provide
informed and qualified speakers
for the amendment to any group
and organization anywhere in the
Bob Beckman, a junior from
Lincoln who is financial chair
man, said he expects the cam
paign to cost between seven and
twelve thousand dollars.
Sources of revenue
He listed five possible sources
of revenue: contributions from
individuals; the sale of member
ships in NFYAS; contributions
irom state political parties; solici
tation of state organizations and
civic groups; and general solicita
tion throughthe news media.
Dave Piester, a junior from
Minden in charge of public rela
tions gave three basic principles
guiding NFYAS:
"Nebraskans 19 and 20 years
of age will be capable voters. They
are educationally qualified to vote,
are responsible and are interested
Active participation
"Active participation in gov
ernment by its citizens is an es
sential cornerstone in the preser
vation of our democratic heritage.
Young adults have been unneces
sarily .limited in their participat
ing politically, while asked to
make contributions in other
"Young adults possess a
wealth of ideas, talents and en
thusiasm and will make signifi
cant contributions to the continu
ing development of our state."
Other Coordinating Council
members include John Schreking
er, a Lincoln senior in charge of
research: Margo McMaster, a Lin
coln junior heading Local Coor
dination; Tom Morgan, a junior
from David City who is treasur
er; and Jane Ross, a senior from
Omaha who is secretary.
Council advisers
Advisers include Robert Barnett,
counsel to the governor; Don
Ferguson, instructor at Lincoln
Southeast High School; Drs. Rich
ard Randall and Robert Sittig of
the University political science de
partment; Dr. Richard Shugrue,
political science department
of Creighton University; and Dale
Young, of the First National Bank
of Lincoln.
Piester said the biggest prob
lem to voercome is the lack of
knowledge by most citizens on the
issue. He explained the campaign
was aimed at first creating an
awareness of the issue, then dis
seminating the facts regarding
lowering the vote.
He called it an educational cam
paign directed at selling an idea,
as oppose! to a polticial cam
paign which tries to sell a personality.
'Black Magic an attractipn
NFU curriculum may change
the 'authority complex'
Nebraska Free University
(NFU) courses may be instru
mental in shifting the emphasis
in upper-level education from lec
tures to discussion groups, ac
cording to Steve Burdic, NFU
course leader.
Burdic said that a good way to
run many of the upper level
courses would be on a discussion
basis. The problem, however, is
that the average student has had
no experience in this form of class
learning, Burdic said.
Educational reform
"If the Free University is suc
cessful, it will be a way to start
education reform," Burdic said.
According to him, NFU could
begin the change to the discus
sion method by providing students
with a means of functioning ac
tively in discussion groups.
Another NFU course leader,
Harold Brueland, also said that
the manner in which NFU cours
es are led rather than taught is
"I think it is a way of getting
away from what I call an author
ity complex," Brueland said.
Brueland explained that most
students are too eager to find out
and copy the opinions and con
clusions of experts in various
fields of study.
if they are worshipped instead of
just ustenea to, Krueiana c o la
mented. Iioffer and black magic
NFU sign-ups to date reveal
that Burdic's course, "Applied
Black Magic" is one of the most
popular selections, along with "Af
ter the Honeymoon" (a course for
engaged women) and "Popular
Philosophers" (Ayn Rand and
Eric Hoffer).
Approximately three - hundred
and fifty students have registered
for one or more NFU courses so
far, according to the records of
Mick Lowe, NFU Coordinating
Committee member.
Burdic said that he became in
terested in the subject through ref
erences to Black Magic in literature.'
Use own thought
"Students in NFU courses have
to use their own thought pro
cesses and draw their own con
clusions," Erueland added.
It is not the fault of the experts
'A lot of magic
"There is a lot of magic in lit
erature and history that isn't well
covered," Burdic commented.
Burdic explained that his inter
est led him to read some books on
black magic and to rrive at the
conclusion that the belief in su
perstitious phenomena was more
widespread than he had previous
ly thought.
One of the things which Burdic
said struck him moet was that
people in many widely eparated
areas among which there has been
no contact have evolved similar
supersititious customs.
'Evil eye
As an example, Burdic cited the
"evil eye" superstition, which is,
according to him. found in snrh
videly separated places as India
ind South America.
Burdic said that he believes in
nagic as a way to the solution to
some phenomena which science
and other forms of applied rea
son cannot explain.
He commented that he is also
interested in the way many as
pects of the religions of the world
are derived from black magic.
The concept of the devil as a
powerful, supernatural force is
one of the principal links between
western religion and black magic,
according to Burdic.
Seminar format
Exactly how he will go about
teaching the course will depend on
what his students want, Burdic
He said he could lecture, but he
would like to have students who
are interested in a specific area
do research on their own in a
seminar type of course.
According to Brueland, the only
thoughts that motivate' a student
to take on NFU course are sheer
curiosity and a desire to meet
interesting people.
Brueland said that the realiza
tion that transcripts will open
otherwise barred doors leads
many students to neglect their
NFU courses in favor of their
regular courses.
This, he continued, prevents
NFU from gaining momentum be
cause too many student leaders
become discouraged by the drop
out rate in their classes.
Cont. on page 4
Channels of communication
Through brochures, pamphlets,
community organizations, avail
able speakers and active young
people, NFYAS plans to carry out
its educational campaign through,
a variety of channels.
NFYAS, Piester said, plans to
utilize personal contact by young
adult with the electorate through
out the state. These young adults
are a chief resource in promoting
the campaign, Piester said.
Others involved
Nearly 100 o Nebraskans
from all over the i.aie are work
ing in the organization's com
mittees. NFYAS is also working
with state youth councils in dis
seminating information and reas
sons to lower the vote.
Miss McMaster explained that
the state will be divided into 15
areas. A young adult leader will
coordinate the campaign in his
respective area. On the local
ievei, area members will work
under the guidance of the area
She said tte Local Corrdination
Committee will function as a n'ai
son between the area leaders and
the other committees of NFYAS.
County fairs
She gave the example of a coun
ty fair at which the Speakers
Committee could provide speakers
to appear and the Finance Com
mittee could sell memberships in
NFYAS. All this could be accom
plished through the Local Coor
dination Committee structure.
The Proposed amendment h a
gained bipartisan endorsement
from a large list of Nebraska's
political leaders, including: Gov.
'Norbert Tiemann; former gover
nors Val Peterson, Robert Cros
by and Frank Morrison; all mem
bers of the state congressional
delegation; Mrs. Lorraine Orr,
Republican state chairman, and
John Mitchell, Democratic state
The states of Georgia, Ken
tucky, Alaska and Hawaii cur
rently have voting limits under 21.
South Dakota also will consider
lowering its limit next fall.
Those interested in participating
in or contributing to the c a m
paign mas' contact Margo Mc
Master at the Chi Omega house'.
to lead
party bid
Party for Student Action (PSA)
took the first steps Sunday in or.
janizing candidates and cam
paigns for the 1968 ASUN student
government elections.
PSA support will go to C r a 1 g
Dreeszen, candidate for ASUN
President; Mike Naeve and
Cheryl Adams, who are running
for the first and second vice
president positions.
Dreeszen, an Agricultural Col
lege senator, has served as chair
man of the Senate Education Com
mittee. Naeve is a member of the
Senate Executive Committee and
serves on the executive staff.
Miss Adams is a senator from
Business Administration, and is a
member of the Senate Executive
Committee. She is chairman of the
Senate World Affairs Committee.
Discussing prospective PSA
Senatorial Slate candidates, Drees
zen noted that the party does not
Plan to back full slates in all col
leges, as was done last year.
Dennis Schulte, PSA party
made a mistake in doing so last
year, ultimately supportin sena
tors who "should n't have been
on there."
Dreeszen said that the present
PSA-slated executives have pro
vided very good leadership,
,but that "most of the senators'
never woke up."
"New senatorial candidates will
be running against incumbents,
but the incumbents will have to
run on their records." he said.
Naeve said that further slating
under the PSA ticket will be de
cided by the PSA central com
mittee, consisting of the executive
slate. Diane Theisen, campaign
PH?aior PSA' Bil1 Eddy and
Dreeszen said that his executive
slate had decided to file under the
PSA party because thev "basical
ly agreed with PSA party plat
form. e
"The PSA executives have f u 1
filed their campaign promises
with two or three exceptions"
Dreeszen said. "We want to con-
Wlt these sam kinds of
goals, such as Bill of Rights im
p.ementarion and Student Educa
tion Committee projects.
Schulte noted that this ear
Senate executives have shifted
emphasis of senate projects from
campus activities to work with the
Administration and faculty Be
cause of this type of work. Schulte
said, voters have not heard an
much about Senate action "fim
ply because the Senate was not
free to discuss it "
Dreeszen added that many peo.
Pie do not eet "wildly turned on
about educational involvement and
hke subjects, and fhaf th- .... "
moving, subtler topics are really
the m0St excitine ones in which
Senate is involved."
Noting that PSA held no partv
meeting, during the 1967-68 school
?! m Rreszen said that since PSA
tmg Senate nwioritv.
Senate action was PSA action. It
Is sometimes difficult to get an ac-
when "?frty S5;stem mzei
,;f a, Umvers'ty business is
S,dlf rf6nt from that o Profes
sional politics.
"We don't see that this is the
most important function of a stu
dent political party." he said.
Dreeszen further stated that PSA
would continue to follow previously
set policies instituted by the pres
ent ASUN executives, thus giving,
continuity to the work begun by
the year-old party.
Dreeszen ran as a PSA candidate
last year winning the second high
est number of votes from the Col
lege of Agriculture.
Miss Adams, candidate for sec
ond vice-president, Mas elected t
Senate last spring with the largest
plurality in Business Administra
tion. She was at that time not a
PSA candidate.
PSA candidates were elected to a
two-thirds majority in Senate in
1967, sweeping the colleges of Engi
neering and Architecture, Arts and
Sciences and Agriculture.
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