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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1969
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
VOL 92, NO. 95
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Amid knife switches and wires, sparks fly in an E-Week demonstration.
Mechanical heart included in NU's E-Week
No speculation on the California
apocalypse will be offered and nobody
is planning a heart transplant at the
University. But engineering students
will demonstrate a simulated earth
quake and a mechanical heart during
E-Week open house.
Tours will begin at Ferguson Hall
and proceed through Stout, Richards,
Avery and Bancroft halls.
Demonstrations will be given from 7
to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 10
p.m. Thursday.
Electrical engineering students will
demonstrate an artifical heart
similar in principle to one recently
implanted in a man's chest. Another
of several demonstrations in the
department will be a computer which
can draw and a heart beat check
which utilizes light passing through
a finger.
Fedrq announces candidates
for ASUN executive spots
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
A new political association, the
Fedra Party, is forming on campus
and Intends to run a slate of can
didates for ASUN executive positions
at the spring election. The letters of
the new organization stand for
Friends of the Eternal Darkness
Residence Association.
Robert E. Wilson, a graduate stu
dent, is the new party's leader. He
estimated the new organization's
strength as being "a prime number
greater than one and less than
20."
The Fedra Party has not yet an
nounced its three candidates. However
the Dally Nebraskan has leaned that
the party plans to run a goat for
ASUN president, a pig for first vice
president and an onion for second vice
president.
.THERE HAS to be a political force
on campus and the present candidates
are not offering constructive plat
forms, said Wilson, who would rather
be called ' Fred EDRA, Chief
Deviate.
Wilson estimated that the party's
strength Is growing hour by hour.
There In no charge for entering the
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"Having been a political observer around here for many years, I
can say that this Fedra thing really has my goat. Until those dirty
dogs stop hounding me I'll keep barking up their tree."
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Students in mechanical engineerng
will explode a wire by suddenly ap
plying 3,500 volts; 100,000 watts for
two thousandths of a second. They
will also show how a flame in a gas
air conditioner can cool a house.
Another display will show steel
changing its molecular structure.
Civil engineering students will show
why buildings sank after an earth
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Any student may apply for a staff position on next fall's Dally Ne-
braskan. Applications, available In the Nebraskan office, room 51, Ne- 1
i braska Union, are due Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m.
Positions open include editor, business manager, managing editor, 1
staff writers, news assistant, sports writer, copy editors, business staff,
photographers, circulation managers, subscription manager, editorial as- I
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organization.
The idea for a party occurred last
Monday night, Wilson said. "We (six
' students) were suffering from a
severe case of Freudian frustration
while dialing LOVE -from the
telephone booth in a parking lot of
a local drive-in. So we formed a new
political front. We were dissatisfied
with the way the Student Council sold
the Beanies this year."
The Fedra Party platform will be
officially announced at a rally Friday
on the south steps of the Nebraska
Union, Wilson said.
THE GROUP INTENDS, he
remarked, to promote the selling of
stale popcorn. The group also predicts
that California will fall into the ocean
on Flag Day and that Lincoln will
soon fall Into Salt Creek.
"Of course," Wilson said, "the
election of the Fedra candidates would
slow down these events." -
Fedra Party members have secret
eating habits, Wilson said, and the
group takes an "extreme middle"
position on most other campaign
Issues.
Another plank in the new party's
platform Involves the distribution of
ASUN funds. According to Wilson, the
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quake in Anchorage, Alaska. They will
also show how lasers are now used
in surveying.
Chemical engineering department
will show how coffee or foods can
be freeze dried at 40 degrees F. The
fermentation process of beer making,
liquid crystals, electroplating of
plastics and paper-making will also
be demonstrated.
new party would allocate only funds
which are needed by the candidates
(presumably food and water). The
rest of the ASUN funds would go for
scholarships for needy students.
IN REALITY, the Fedra Party Is
only a local chapter of a national
organization, Wilson explained. The
national organization has its annual
meeting on the first Tuesday alter
the second Monday after the new
moon after the Vernal Equinox. Last
year's meeting was In Clyde, Colo.
"Our organization is international
in scope," Wilson said. "We come
from a long line of subversives."
At this point, only one candidate
is actually in the possession of the
Fedra Party, Wilson said. A second
candidate is jetting in he said, and
the third is biking in from the west
from California. Both are expected
to arrive by Friday.
THE FEDRA PARTY intends, after
Friday's political rally, to take the
candidates around to different houses
and dormitories. Wilson also offered
to bring the candidates to the Dully
Nebraskan office in order to facilitate
press coverage.
"We intend to elect our slate of
candidates," Wilson said. "After all,
our ticket Is balanced. One candidate
is from East Campus. Another can
didate is a female."
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On campus
today
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Denn Lester G. Crocker, d e a a of
humanities at Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland, Ohio, will
deliver a lecture on "Rousseau, the
Authoritarian Mind" at 2:30 p.m. in
Sheldon Art Gallery, according to
Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo, department
of romance languages.
The public is Invited. Crocker will
also keep office hours from 9:30-10:30
a.m. In Iturnett Hall, Room 318, on
April 23. All interested faculty and
studeuts are Invited to visit with hint.
Omlcron Delta Fpsllon will sponsor
a lecture by Professor Paul Heyne
nf Southern Methodist University nt
7: SO p.m. In the Nebraska Union. The
topic of the lecture will be "Marx
and Markets." The public is intltcd.
The University of Nebraska Rudeo
Association's queen will be crowned
April 25 following the Grand Entry
at 7:30 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds
Coliseum.
ASUN candidates present
party platforms and views
by Connie Winkler
Nebraskan Staff Writer
ASUN presidential candidates Ray
Vavak, Bob Zucfcer and other
members of their parties presented
party platforms and fielded questions
Tuesday night at Schramm Hall.
Bob Zucker, Electorate '69
presidential candidate, feels students
should be included on residence hall
planning committees. Students should
help determine when and what kind
of residence halls will be built and
work to improve the existing struc
tures. "THE UNIVERSITY right now isn't
offering a good education," Zucker
said. Electorate '69 favors curriculum
development and elimination of ir
relevant courses. These changes can
be made through the newly-established
teaching council, Zucker said.
He also calls for a pass-fail-pass
with honors system that, again, could
be implemented through the teaching
council and by seeking out sym
pathetic faculty.
Answering his failure to put out a
faculty evaluation book. Zucker said
that the evaluation must be an effec
tive and powerful force within the
community. It is not enough lo print a
book for the sake of printing a book
or just including a few faculty
members for the sake of having a
book, he said.
THE EVALUATION must include all
the faculty members, there must be
massive distribution free of charge
and when students register they must
know who the instructor is, Zucker
said. At this time there is not the
money or co-operation to do this, he
added. He hopes that the teaching
council will be able to work with
American Association of University
Professors to make a faculty evalua
tion possible.
Electorate '69 will be issuing a
detailed platform soon, the presiden
tial candidate said. Being on the
Electorate '69 ticket does not bind
candidates to the platform, but it does
mean that the other candidates have
the endorsement of the executive
candidates, Zucker added.
Vavak, heading tiie Student In
dependent Party for Educational
Reform (SIP), said that the Universi
ty should take on a new philosophy
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Rejected ASUN constitutional changes
to reappear on Spring Election ballot
A variety of amendments to the
ASUN Constitution concerning the
power of ASUN. reapportionment and
relations with NSA will be presented
to the student body on the Spring
Election ballot.
The proposed amendments, which
are chiefly sponsored by Sen. liruce
Cochrane, Include much of the
wording and intent of this spring's
ASUN Constitutional Convention pro
posals. There are sufficient changes,
of education. The University now
reflects middle class values and
prepares cogs for the great American
wheel, Vavak said. He wants to put
education in some perspective so that
it is more relevant and would focus
on the individual student.
"MOST OF the things at this
' University are an insult to us as
human beings such as large courses
and bookstore practices," Vavak
charged.
To make education relevant and in
teresting, Vavak proposes a new
department of contemporary pro
blems. "We must focus on contempor
ary problems to solve today's prob
lems," he said.
The presidential candidate also calls
for formation of a religion depart
ment. Religion is the number one
phenomenon in the history of the
world and other Big Eight schools
have effective religion departments,
Vavak said. If students would take
the initiative and work with the
Nebraska Council of Churches, the
University could have a religion
department within a year, he said.
VAVA K ALSO proposes a
sociologically-orientated course for
policemen to teach them to com
municate with people. He feels that
this kind of course would help offset
white police racism.
A student should be able to receive
Orchesis to feature
lecture, exhibition
Orchesis, modern dance organiza
tion, will feature a lecture
demonstration and several creative
and interpretive works during its
spring concert at 8 p.m. Thursday
and Friday.
The performances will be held in
the dance studio of the new Women's
Physical Education Building, 14th and
Vine. The Orchesis Club is sponsored
by the Women's Athletic Association
and the department of physical
education for women.
The first section of the program
will be informative, with the dancers
giving a lecture-demonstration entitl
ed "Language , of the Dance" ex
plaining the meanings and movements
of modern dance.
however, to "eliminate the wording
which generated the negative and non
votes of the constitutional referen
dum," according to Cochrane.
THE AMENDMENT to the powers
clause of ASUN is considerably toned
down from constitutional convention
suggestions, but still represents at
least some of the intent of Govern
ment Bill No. 24.
The amendment would give ASUN
power in dealing with student life in
cluding the following areas.
a degree on the pass-fail system,
Vavak said. "We should have
knowledge for the sake of knowledge."
He also feels that a student or
students should be on the Board of
Regents. This, too, would help the
University focus on the liberal educa
tion directed toward the individual,
he continued.
To deal with the question of what
is being taught in the University, SIP
proposes that a faculty-student com
mittee be formed. To brighten the
campus architecture and landscaping
SIP proposes that architecture and
art students be included in future
planning. "People do respond to their
environment and alumni would pro
bably be anxious to buy more trees.
Vavak explained.
SIP FAVORS deferred rush, in
itiatives to lessen racial discrimina
tion in the Greek system and liberal
pledge training. "Our institutions
must be consistent with the aims of
education," the SIP candidate
said.
As in the original Bill of Rights
of two years ago, Vavak said students
should be responsible for their
behavior outside the classroom. He
feels students should only be under
civil jurisdiction.
SIP also calls for more student
participation in the dissemination of
student fees and policies of the Daily
Nebraskan. SIP hopes to accomplish
their aims by applying pressure to
faculty, advisory boards and
legislators.
DURING A question and answer
period Zucker referred to student
power as students applying pressure.
Applying pressure includes preparing
a logical proposal and if necessary
having students sitting outside the
door, he said.
Vavak sees student power as "mere
rhetoric." Real student power is an
awareness of self and relationships
with other people, he said. "We need
to provide more areas in education
where one can view relationships with
others," Vavak added.
Vavak feels-the money for SIP pro
posals will come from the taxpayers
with ASUN acting as a cohesive lobby
in the legislature. Taxpayers readily
spend money on defense, he said, and
some of this money can be channeled
to education.
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An equitable voice in establishing
policies and regulations governing
student and social and group life.
-An equitable voice in the alloca
tion and distribution of student
fees.
The power to participate equitably
with the' University administration
and faculty in the exercise of power
and responsibilities over University
housing policy and n o n s o c i a 1
disciplinary matters.
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