The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 14, 1969, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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appmess is
a warm gun
It is perfectly alright for
the athletic department of
the Air Foree Academy to
Jtire a machine gun during
-football games, the U.S.
government has announced.
The statement came in
response to a letter to
Defense Secretary Melvin
Laird by National Student
Association Vice President
Jim Sutton who questioned
the desirability of shooting
machine guns at athletic
The text of both letters
Dear Secretary Laird:
It has come to our atten
tion that the cadets of the
United States Air Force
Academy have initiated a
rather unusual custom: when
the Air Force football team
scores a touchdown, two
cadets at one end of the field
fire a thirty-caliber air-cooled
machine gun. The
machine gun is loaded with
blanks. Nevertheless, some
difficult questions are raised.
1. Is football hoopla an
authorized and legitimate use
of such a weapon?
2. Are any federal laws
being violated?
3. If the Air Force
Academy goes to a post
season tournament, will it
authorize the use of
percussion grenades after
There is also the possibility
that the gun may be
misplaced or stolen. It would
certainly be embarrassing
(and unnecessary) if the
machine gun used to stick up
Automation to come
by Sara Schwieder
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The stark capital letters
proclaim "An Efficient, Ef
fective, and Humane System
of Large Class Instruction."
: Although the title sounds
vaguely like a dog-catcher's
handbook, it belies a new
Approach to the perennial
problem of too many
gtudents, too few teachers,
$nd the Intellectual "blahs"
that frequently afflict
Students in large universities.
I The new approach is based
n the fact that large classes
are an economic fact of life,
tut that they caa be tailored
mto more effective and in
tellectually stimulating ex
periences by re-organizing
money and faculty to the best
The new system will be
used next semester for the
Erst time to teach an in
troductory psychology
iourse, Psych 70. It Involves
automated lectures and a
new type of instructional
The new technique consists
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a bank turned out to have
been Issued to the United
States Air Force Academy.
I hope you will investigate
tiiis matter and make pro
vision for alternate modes of
Yours sincerely,
Jim Sutton
Executive Vice President
Dear Mr. Sutton:
Your letter of September
19, 1969, to the Honorable
John Mitchell, Attorney
General of the United States
(the letter was to Laird)
concerning the cadets of the
United States Air Force
Academy firing a machine
gun loaded with blanks dur
ing football games, has been
referred to me for reply
because this Division is
responsible for the enforce
ment of the Gun Control Act
of 1968.
The Air Force Academy is
operated by the Department
of Defense and is part of the
United States Government.
The Gun Control Act of 1968
specifically exempts the
United States Government
from its provisions.
Therefore it does not appear
to be a violation of the
Federal gun laws for the
Academy to be in possession
of or to operate a machine
gun during an athletic event.
I have forwarded a copy of
your letter to the appropriate
Department of Defense of
ficials for their information.
Very truly yours,
Harold A. Serr,
Director Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms Division
of continuous lectures given
every hour throughout the
day and three hours at night.
They will not be "taught" in
the conventional sense
because they use films, slides
and recorded lectures instead
of individual professors who
give oral lectures.
A new aspect of the con
tinuous lectures is that each
student can come any time
during the day. He does not
have to come to a specific
section at a specific time. In
short, the student comes at a
time that is most convenient
for him. Consequently, the
student feels more "motivat
ed" to learn because he
works when he feels like it.
Each week two lectures
are presented; one is given
all day Tuesday, one is given
all day Thursday and the two
alternate on Saturday morn
ing. If the student doesn't
make the Tuesday lecture, he
can attend one on Saturday
morning. Testing is ac
complished by a special
testing room that operates 60
hours a week. A quiz is given
there weekly over material
covered in the chapter and
two lectures.
Examination method
The most unique aspect of
the new program is the
method of examination. It
emphasizes the teaching
aspect of testing by allowing
the student to re-take quizzes
as many times as he likes. A
student can learn what he
doesn't know by taking a quiz
and if he doesn't do well, he
may try again. His highest
grade is recorded.
"We don't care when they
learn, but we care that they
learn," says Dr. Donald
Jensen, psychology instruc
tor and designer of the new
The quizzes are useful as
Wanted: people
with minds.
Don McKInnon
(at vstMt
Michael I Patrick
1445 N. 27th
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to Psych
training devices," he said.
"They will be frequent, aip
propriately demanding and
overlapping. That is they
will not only cover material
of the current week, but
review the work of the two
preceding weeks as well."
In addition, the quizzes
will be graded by computer
and consequently can provide
immediate feedback. Im
mediately after taking a
quiz, the student receives
correct answers ac
companied by page numbers
where each correct answer
can be found.
"We hope that the student
will become more sensitive
to ihis lack of knowledge this
way." "In this system the
student must turn study on
himself and we hope that the
only thing that turns study
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Phi Eta Sigma announces initiates
The 1969 fall Initiates of
Phi Eta Sigma, freshmen
men's honorary, are:
Aerni, Ronald James
Central City High School
Central City, Nebr., Mr. &
Mrs. Leonard Aerni.
Alexander, William
Wallace Lyons High
School - Lyons, Nebr. Mr.
& Mrs. Wallace Alexander.
Boilesen, Douglas Barr
Southeast High School
Lincoln, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs.
Axel Boilesen.
Buller, Bruce Anthony
Seward High School
Seward, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs.
Laurence Buller.
Claar, Stephen Beryl
Holdrege High- School
Holdrpge Nebr. Mr. &
Mrs. Beryl Claar Jr.
Clay, Douglas Elmer
Keya Paha Co. High School
Springview, Nebr. Mr.
4 Mrs. Howard Clay.
Confer, Dennis Lee Mc
Cook Senior High School
McCook, Nebr. Mr. Si Mrs.
Merle O. Confer.
Dick, Kenneth Lee East
High School Lincoln, Nebr.
- Mr. & Mrs. William G.
Downer, Thomas Grant
Bartley High School
Bartley, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs4
Kenneth Downer.
Gottula, Hoderic Dean
Tecumseh High School
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off is when he has learned it
An inherent advantage to
the program is that it frees
other faculty members from
the routine beginning classes
to teach higher level courses,
Jensen says. An "instruc
tional team" composed of
Jensen and 14 assistants will
teach all 13 sections of
Psychology 70.
The instructional team will
supplement the automated
Jectures with question-and-answer
sessions at the end of
the class hour.
The system is primarily
designed to be used in
beginning courses in subjects
with many technical terms
and factual information. It
was developed by Jensen and
Dr. Franklin Prosser, a
computer specialist.
Tecumseh, Nebr. Gerard
Green, Ronald Lee
Gordon High School
Gordon, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs.
Neal Leroy Green.
Gutowski, Michael F.
Rummel High School
Omaha, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs.
J. A. Gutowski.
Haessler, Gregory David
W'ahoo High School
Wahoo, Nebr. Mr. & Mrs.
George W. Haessler.
Henney, James Stanley
Archbishop Rummel High
School Omaha, Nebr.
Mr. & Mrs. William II. Hen
ney. Herrmann. John Robert
Ainsworth High School
Ainsworth, Nebr. Mr. &
Mrs. R. D. Herrmann.
Jessen, Peter Christopher
Westslde High School
Omaha, Nebr. Dr. & Mrs.
L. T. Jessen.
Johnson, Jerrlll B.
Fairbury Nigh School
Fairbury, Nebr. Mr. Si
Mrs. Vernon B. Johnson.
Kellogg, Jeffrey Jay
Scottsbluff High School
ScottsWuff, Nebr.
Krauter, William Warren
III Norrls High School
Hickman, Nebr. William
W. Krauter, Jr.
Kurtenbach, Thomas
Joseph Sacred Heart High
School Greeley, Nebr.
John J. Kurtenbach.
Service for the Moratorium
Sponsored by
HHIcl Foundation
'"'i imji.iip
It's quite plain that some people need to vent their
pane and hostility, in sill-y sign wars. To note, these
slashing examples of glass graffetti found in Arch Hall
and the Law College. But we would like to remind them
of that ancient Slobovian saying: He who casts the first
stone hears the glass tinkle.
Friday, Nov. 14
Nebraska Union
Engineering Protoge
12:30 p.m.
Student Affairs-Discussion
Group Two
1 p.m.
ASUN-Moratorium Film,
1:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
MOVIE "Best Years of Our
7:30 p.m.
Turkish Student Assn.
Inter Varsity Christian
7:45 p.m.
Faculty Newcomers Club
8 p.
Greek Chorale Concert
Llnder, Max Wayne
Plattsmouth High School
Plattsmouth, Nebr. Mr. &
Mrs. Boyd Llnder.
Morton, Glenn Wilber
Lewis Co. RVI LaGrange,
Mo. Mr. Glenn Morton.
Myers, Boyd Warren '
Ogallala High School
Ogallala, Nebr. Mr. Boyd
E. Myers.
Penn, Robert Gene
Wayne High School
Waynt-, Nc-br. Mr. & Mrs.
Robert f. Penn.
'Quackenbush, Gail Richard
Lincoln Southeast High
School Lincoln, Nebr.
Schmeits, Jan Paul
Wheeler Central High School
Bartlett, Nebr. Mr. &
Mrs. William Schmeits.
Sills, Richard Joseph
Ann Arbor High School
Ann Arbor, Mich. Dr. &
Mrs. Joe F. Sills.
Vanons, Michael Don
Aquinas High School
David City, Nebr. Mr. &
Mrs. Elmer L. Vanons.
Graves, Berthold Lance
Beatrice High School
Beatrice. Nebr. Dr. St Mrs.
J. C. Graves.
Hahn, Siegfried Elkhorn
High School Elkhorn,
Huff. Arthur Roland
Lodgepole High School,
Lodgcpole, Nebr. Robert
C. Huff.
Stepp, Larry M.
5 fM.
The Vietnam Moratorium committee urges students,
faculty and Lincoln citizens to join together and discuss and
think about the realities of peace and war in Vietnam.
Film "In the Year of the Pig"
1:00 Nebraska Student Union Ballroom
12:30 Der loaf Und Stein, 122S P
7:00 Wesleyan University Recital Hall
7:30 Unitarian Church, 6300 A
Admission , . . 75c
Discussion panels: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
Molone Community Center, 2030 T
Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner
Trinity United Church of Christ, 3900 Pace Blvd.
St. Paul's Methodist Church, 1144 M
First Methodist Church, Venture House, 2723 N. 50th
For a free reprint of fhti ad (suitable for framing)
without advertising
write: Bud. Man Label, 721 Pestalozzi Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63118
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