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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1971)
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eterson, Evans may ran for Senate
by CHARLIE HARPSTER
Two University teachers, both economists
and veterans of unsuccesstul campaigns for
Congress, may seek the Democratic
nomination for United States Senate in the.
1972 primary election.
A lack of leadership by Nebraska's
Republican senators, has prompted the two to
consider running for office again, according
to Bert M. Evans, assistant professor of
agricultural economics, and Wallace C.
Peterson, chairman of the Economics
"NEBRASKA HAS TWO of the most
undistinguished members in the Senate,"
Peterson said. Sens. Roman L. Hruska and
Carl T. Curtis "have not initiated any
significant legislation, their attitude is
negative, and their approach to problem
solving is simply to say no," he said.
Evans, who placed second in the primary
for a House of Representatives seat in 1958,
said Nebraska needs better representation in
Washington, "someone more in tune with
the kind of world we have now."
Rural citizens have been getting the short
end of much of the legislation in housing,
health, education, farming and pollution
control, he said, because most if it is written
by urban senators "far removeJ from
AMERICAN SOCIETY has become more
complex in the past 20 years, he said, but
the Senate structure has not been updated to
meet the change.
Peterson, author of several books, made
an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic
nomination to the Senate in 1970 running
against former Nebraska governor Frank B.
Morrison, who was defeated in turn by
Hruska in the general election.
Peterson said the main domestic issue
prompting him to "seriously consider"
running is that "some people are being left
out of society," by being deprived of decent
jobs, housing, medical care and educational
opportunities. More than 30 per cent of
American families with an average of four
members have a yearly income of less" than
$6,000, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics
has set guidelines of $10,000 a year for
"modest" living, he said.
"MONEY IS BEING put into the wrong
places," he said," with domestic needs being
sacrificed for the role of a world
President Richard M. Nixon's
Vietnamization plan, Peterson said, "is, in a
sense, a fraud. . . a guise to win a military
victory." He said he favors ending American
involement in Indochina as soon as possible,
and setting a date for withdrawal of troops.
Peterson said if he decides to run he will
also stress economic policy, especially
toward inflation. The Nixon economic
policy has ,'thrust the cost of inflation onto
the people least able to bear the cost-this is
poor economic policy and poor social
policy," said Peterson, the past president of
the Midwest Economics Association.
THE POTENTIAL candidates have
similar backgrounds: both are native
Nebraskans, veterans of World War II, and
graduates of NU-Evans in 1953, with a Ph.
D. from Harvard in 1966, and Peterson in
1948, with a Ph.D. from NU in 1953.
Evans said students, faculty members and
several state groups have been urging him to
run for office since his 1958 campaign.
Both potential candidates stressed they
still have not decided whether to run, but
said they prefer to wait until the availability
of campaign funds is more definite and the
competition can be examined.
Library funds may go on books
by GARY SEACREST
Several Lincoln senators may soon
attempt to provide full funding this fiscal
year for the long- awaited addition to Love
"There is great interest with the Lincoln
senators to get the library built," Sen.
Harold Simpson of Lincoln said late
Monday. "The plans have already been
drawn so all that needs to be done is to start
Although Simpson was not sure if he
would make the motion to completely fund
the library addition, he remarked, "I'm sure
there will be a motion by someone."
The Lincoln senator said that he has
talked with University officials who have
informed him that "an acceptable building"
could be constructed for $5 million.
The Legislature's Appropriations
Committee has approved Gov. J. J. Exon's
recommendations that the University receive
only $180,000 in planning funds for the
library in fiscal 1971-72.
The committee Monday sent to the floor
LB 1027, the' bill incorporating all
recommended capital construction
appropriations for the state including the
library appropriation. Debate on the bill is
expected to take place in the next few days.
The Legislature two years ago
appropriated $6.5 million for the library.
However, the Nebraska Supreme Court
during the summer of 1970 invalidated a
legislative bill that would have provided 4 of
the $6.5 million.
The Appropriations Committee has
agreed with Exon's recommendation that
the remaining $2.5 million not invalidated
by the court last summer be allowed to
lapse. The University has spent about
$200,000 of those 1969 funds for planning.
For the 1 97 1 -73 biennium, the University
requested $375 million for the library
addition and asked that the remainder of the
$2.5 million be reappropriated. However,
Exon cut the University's request of more
than S7 million down to $3.5 million.
Frank A. Lundy, director of University
Libraries, has long maintained that the NU
library is at the bottom of the Big Eight. In
addition, the library ranks 46 out of 47 in
the Association of American Libraries,
according to a survey.
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Lozada... education should be a right for the poor
Lozada: education lacks objectivity
by DENNIS SNYDER
"American universities are
brothels where people sell
minds rather than bodies,"
Lozada. Describing himself as
man always on the offensive,
Lozada added that often th
best education possible is
found outside these brothels.
The chairman of the
Chicano Studies Department at
Merritt College, Lozada struck
out at supporters of our
educational and economic
systems, Monday aflernoon in
the Nebraska Union.
"The educational system is
a failure because of a lack of
objectiveness in teaching
programs and an inability of
most poor people to pay the
costs of higher education," he
. Lozada said this lack of
objectivity is the result of a
small group whose aim is to
keep ethnic groups from
Using American history as
an example, he asked why
there was so little mention of
Chicano contributions, and
why, when there was, they
were so distorted.
"Chicanos built the
Southwest and you never hear
about it. . .never hear the
history of the working ciass in
the U.S. . . .never the
contributions of women," he
History lost its objectivity
because "teachers are hired for
their distortion value. The
meaning of 'publish or perish'
is write more lies, so that we
can snow the people," he
Lozada said that teachers
who choose to fight on the side
of the oppressed are victimized
by university administrations
and local communities.
"Education should be a
right for the poor, and a
priviledge for the rich who
don't pay taxes, like California
Gov. Ronald Reagan," the
Oakland native added.
The American economic
system is the cause of
oppressed people and racism
today, Lozada believes.
"Blacks weren't enslaved
because of their color, but
because they were cheap
Lozada claims that native
Americans and Mexicans
couldn't be enslaved because
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