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Unfortunately for the candidates and
University students, this year's ASUN cam
paign has been as unexciting as the past year
in ASjUN Senate. One reason is probably the
legacy of the past Senate. How excited can
students get over ASUN. if all they can an
ticipate is a repeat of Senate's past perfor
mance? Another reason might be the homogene
ity of the candidates and parties. Each of the
three main parties represents a cross-section
of the student body. No party can be labeled
a Greek party or independent party or leftist
party. Furthermore, with some exceptions,
the platforms of all the parties are virtually
zeroxed forms. However, there are some dif
ferences. In specifics, depth and number of new
ideas, the University Coalition Party (Steve
Tiwald, Dave Bingham, write-in, Mark Thei
sen) platform is strong. The idea of an om
budsman for students is both novel and need
ed, and furthermore acceptable to the admin
istration. The concept of self-determinism for
living units is as admirable as it is unfeasible
under the current University governmental
structure. Likewise, the other three-way ideas
such as gasoline station, day-care center and
so on are good.
The Service Party platform (Ken Wald,
Bob Pfeif fer, Sue Lutton) touches only briefly
on specific ideas but concentrates heavily on
the tactics needed to bring power to ASUN
and accomplish the party's proposals. The
Service Party, of course, emphasizes that part
of its platform from which the party's name
The New University Party platform (Ran
dy Prier, Barry PUger, Bill Smitherman) wins
the brief-but-general prize, which is not all
that bad considering the campaign's repeti
tive rhetoric. Still the platform is not unique
in any way, and offers similar proposals to
those of the other parties without taking
either approach of tactic or depth of idea.
The most significant statement in all the
platforms is the endorsement of a University
Senate as a top priority. This issue must dwarf
all others for any of the candidates and all
the parties. ASUN can provide services and
should. ASUN can act as a lobbying group
for students. ASUN can aid students in nu
merous ways with ombudsman service as one
But if the new ASUN executives and sen
ators cannot work effectively for the estab
lishment of a University Senate, the only
body through which students can achieve real
power, and gain a real voice in University
decisions, then ASUN will continue to be a
mock governing body innovative and valuable
only in its ability to provide student services.
If that is the case, the Yippie cry for the
abolishment of ASUN may not seem so absurd
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Advisory Board moves v on
by MARY KAY QUINLAN
When University students go
to the polls next Wednesday to
vote in ASUN elections, one of
the most significant decisions
they will make will concern
determining who will represent
them on college advisory
boards next year.
About 25 per cent of the
are enrolled in the College of
Arts and Sciences, and during
the past year, the Arts and
Sciences Advisory Board has
proven itself one of the most
effective instruments of
MOST RECENTLY, the ex
pansion of pass-fail privileges
and the deletion of the A-plus
grade are two contributions the
boat i has supported.
Through the efforts of Arts
and Sciences Advisory Board,
Biology 3 and a self-styled in
tegrated studies major are now
The board has proposed the
adoption of Topics and Pro
blems courses in all
departments which would deal
with varying topics of current
interest in each discipline.
Greatly expanded independent
study programs have also been
IN EVALUATING college
group requirements, the Arts
and Sciences Advisory Board
was successful in rewriting the
Group E Natural Sciences re
quirement, allowing students
greater flexibility in choosing
The Group C Languages re
quirement has been evaluated,
and the board is presently
working to institute a language
proficiency test for entering
freshmen to insure greater ac
curacy in course placement.
our man hoppe
by ARTHUR HOPPE
News Item Attorney General John
Mitchell has hired a press secretary, Kay
Woestendieck, for his wife, Martha, follow
ing her suggestion that Senator Fulbright
"be "crucified." Mrs. Woestendieck will
work out of the Mitchells' fashionable
Good morning, housewives and other
shut-ins. It's time for another chapter of
"John and Martha" the heartwarming
story of an adorable, blonde chatterbox,
who just wants to run the country and
her crusty, lovable old husband, who just
wants to run for cover.
As we join John and Martha at the
breakfast table this morning, John is
chewing on the stem of his crusty, lovable
old pipe. Martha is looking miffed. That's
Kay, seated between them.
Martha: Really, John, I was terribly thrill
ed when you hired me my very own press
secretary. Just think, Pat Nixon and I
are the only wives to have one. But . . .
Kay (smoothly): Martha wishes to thank
you for your faith and confidence expressed
by your determination to give her views
on world affairs the widest possible
Martha: ... but every time I open my
mouth, she explains every little itty-bitty
thing I say.
Kay: Realizing the importance of clarifying
her position on the critical issues this Na
tion faces, Martha . . .
Martha: Why, just yesterday I was saying
that horrid old Senator Fulbright shouldn't
be just crucified, he should be . . .
Kay: Martha meant by that remark that
she feels Senator Fulbright is a true Chris
tian, who . . .
Martha (angrily): He's nothing but one
of those liberal Communists who are trying
to take over our country
Kay: Martha sides with many political
scholars in feeling that conservative Com
munists do not, at this time, pose a threat
to our cherished heritage.
Martha: Oh, hush up! How can I save
the country when you twist around every
teeny little thing I say about what's going
on. And speaking of that, where's the
newspaper? I haven't seen a newspaper
around here for a week.
Kay: In her efforts to keep well-informed,
Martha is keeping in close touch with
breaking developments by listening to radio
and watching television.
Martha: Now how can you say that? You
know the radio broke last Friday and the
television Saturday. John, when are you
going to fix the radio and television?
Kay: Martha sides with Vice President
Agnew in his findings that something must
be done to improve our communications
Martha: And with the telephone out of
order . . . Well, at least you could let me
go out and talk to people, instead of locking
me in my room all day.
Kay (leading her off to her room): Martha
has taken the Nation's problems under
comprehensive study and will have a
forthright statement to make by mid
November of 1972.
Martha (stamping her foot): John I'm
beginning to think that having a press
secretary isn't going to help me one whit
when it comes to saving the country.
John (smiling for the first time in 53
years): Maybe not, dear. But it's sure
going to help me save my job.
Well, tune in to our very next episode,
ladies. And meantime, don't sneer at the
idea of having a press secretary of your
Remember that the most Important task
of any middle-aged wife is to look good.
And she needs all the professional help
she can get.
Times are changing
Members of Arts and
Sciences Advisory Board are
frequently asked to serve as
student representatives on
faculty and administration
L THE PAST year, the
board has initiated these and
other academic changes in the
College of Arts and Sciences,
but more importantly, the pro
jects have been carried
through, despite tedious and
frequently discouraging chan
nels. Having worked loyally for
academic changes, members of
the board have a great concern
that their successors will con
tinue and improve upon the
work already accomplished.
For this reason, the board en
dorses the election of Jim Gray
in journalism, David Kovar in
math and Jim Schaffer
English to next year's board
Arts and Sciences Advisory
Board has learned that the
faculty and administration does
listen to student voices when
students have something to
say. Through their elected ad
visory board, students in Arts
and Sciences can take ad
vantage of meaningful
By John Roscnow
Next week students in the college of
Engineer Ing and Architecture will be
presenting solutions to one of the world's
major dilemmas the destruction of
the environment. E-Week will depart
from the traditional by centering Its
activities and displays around one topic
rather than adopting a vague, Rosy
theme. E-Week 197Q's theme: Environ
ment Use It Or Lose It.
E-Week festivities should be of special
Interest to students this year.
Technology's depletion of the environ
ment has been a common theme in
Innumerous demonstrations and
discussions in academic circles In the
past. Earth Day, April 22, will hopefully
be only the beginning of an organized,
nationwide attempt, spearheaded by
students, to make the public aware that
now is the time for action.
IT IS FITTLNG that E-Week Open
House should begin on this day.
Technology needs to go to work im
mediately to clean up its own back
yard, and E-Week Is an attempt to show
some of the ways this might be done.
Pollution Is only one of the en
vironmental problems under attack. En
vironment in the home. In agriculture,
and the urban environment will also
be examined. E-Week Is the Engineering
students' chance to demonstrate the
diversities of the environmental problem
and propose realistic solutions.
This year the speaker for the tradi
tional E-Week Convocation was chosen
for the benefit of all students. Charles
Blessing, director of the Detroit City
Plan Commission, will address those In
terested from across the University. His
topic will be "The Quality of Life" and
will Include descriptions of the urban
problems he has dealt with personally.
APRIL 22 also marks the opening day
of a series of happenings in the
Sculpture Garden which will feature ex
bibits from varying disciplines. Activities
In this area will be held under a huge
Coordinated by Architects, events here
will include a series of exhibits from
the art department, Architecture and
others as well as from E-Week. Slide
shows and movies will be shown almost
continuously, live music Is on tap for
Wednesday and Friday evenings, and
light shows are planned. All will be
centered around the environment
E-Week 1970 poses a challenge and
a question can man take what he
needs from the environment to maintain
his technological society without
destroying the world he lives In? A world
being used as both an endless warehouse
of raw materials and a gigantic garbage
dump of waste products can not be
maintained. Environment: Use it ra
tionally or lose it.
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1970
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