The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 15, 1974, Image 1

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UNL alumnus John LonnquSsi (third from left) at
Burr Kail discussion group.
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Corn Might help
World food supply
A part of the answer to the world food shortage could
be in high protein corn, John Lonnquist told an
audience of five at a rap session in Burr Hall Thursday
night. Lcnnquist is on campus this week as part of the
1974 Masters Week.
Lonnquist, a professor of agronomy at the University
of Wisconsin, has an extensive background in maize
genetics and breeding. He said that corn could
eventually : be an important source of protein for
underdeveloped countries.
Corn is important in the tropics, Lonnquist said,
where food shortages are acute. He called for more
emphasis on developmental ressarch in all higher
protein grains. Lonnquist began his research on mutant
corn in 1987)
"The development of new grains is just the first
step," he said. "The problem Is how to attain
distribution in the needy countries."
In these countries, he said, many times the only route
for seed distribution is the barter method. A new corn
seed is traded for a sack of food, for example.
"Obviously, this method is not as fast as the
distribution in the United States," he said.
The United States should not be viewed as the only
source of increased production, Lonnquist said.
"For humanitarian purposes, wo should do ail we
c;n " he said. "But ! don't think we can ignore the
liZ-mjngry peopie in America."
Increased technology and population control are
partial answers, he said, but these require time to take
1 "I see the food shortage so getting a lot worse before
it gets better," he said.
Sugar Bowl lottery Pokorny: Government mistrusted
Applications for student lottery tickets for the Sugar
Bowi game will be available in the Athletic fickei Office
in the South Stadium Nov. 18, 19 and 20 from 9 to 12
a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., according to ticket office
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Each student must present his own ID to apply for a
ticket, and students wishing to sit together must all be
present and apply as a group. Groups may not exceed
six persons. Tickets are $9 and must be paid for with an
individual personal "eck, cash, or money order when
the application is ma .e.
Winning lottery numbers will be published in the
daily Nebraskan, and tickets may be picked up Dec. 2,
3 and 4 at the Athletic Ticket Office. Each student must
call for and sign for his own ticket, presenting his ID.
Students who do not receive tickets may also pick up
their payment refund at this time.
CSL studies placement
The Council on Student Life (CSL) Thursday night
recommended the appointment of an ad hoc committee
of council members to survey the placement services
offered by various colleges at UNL.
The committee was pr6posed by Mary Williams to
make sure the services are "receiving equitable
financial support for their services."
Currently, some career placement services, such as
teacher placement, receive state funds and charge each
student using the service a fee. Other services, such as
career placement, depend mainly on student fees.
There are other placement services that advise
students and several CSL members say there is a lack of
information about what different services placement
off ices prof ice for students.
The establishment of a committee was recommended
as CSL continued consideration of its fees and fines
report. ; :
The council also recommended that the Bursar's
office at UNL advise students that they can appeal
decisions reached by the office to CSL.
All CSL recommendations are made to Chancellor
James Zumberge, and are acted on by him.
in other action, the council accepted a re-worded
version of its recommendation on library fines.
The amendment, proposed by Susan Rehm, states
that all faculty and non-academic staff, graduate
students and undergraduate students be treated
equally when renewing books and paying fines.
The word change was made to avoid comparing the
possible violations of faculty, staff and students with
each other.
CSL also approved a reommendation in its report
asking that the appellate procedures for all members of
UNL be the same in traffic or parking violations.
The council recommended that the composition of
members cf the appeals board hearing traffic cases
reflect the composition of the university community.
Americans may be see
ing the end of major
political parties, political
strategist and rjational
pollster G'ene pokorny
said Thursday night.
A Master's Week
speaker, the 1968 UNL
graduate told an audience
of 25 that he is seeing a
decline in people's atti
tudes toward government.
"People trust their gar
bageman more than they
do their mayors, gover
nors or senators because
they think their garbage
man is doing a fair and
honest job," Pokorny
Watergate has pulled
apart the curtains of the
seamy affairs in this coun
try and people don't like
what they see, ho said. He
said a recent randonr
sample poll of 2,000 peo
ple indicated that 60 pm
cent felt the government
had lied to them in the last
10 years.
"It used to be people
were optimistic regarding
the American dream that
the future will be better
than today," Pokorny
said .
Worse future
"We've reached a point
now where 25 per cent of
those individuals inter
viewed in our poll believe
the future will be worse
than today, and that today
is worse than yesterday."
America is moving in a
direction thai indicates a
major revolution is com
ing, he said.
Pokorny said he pre
dicts major political par
ties will be increasingly
less important on the
national level from the
next five years on.
"We have a federal
statute that says if I raise
$5,000 in donations of
$250 or less from 20
different states ($100,000
total), the federal treasury
must match that amount
and anything I make
above' it dollar-to-dollar to
bid for the
finance my
Party affiliation would
have nothing to do with it,
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More candidatss
Although Pokorny said
he expf ct t more candi
dates to -rur; for the
presidency in !976, he
said he abd thought this
federal remits wTll force
them to run their cam
paigns r.iC'-e efficiently
and effect .' !y.
"Once taxpayers realize
they're py ;ig' lor these
campaigns ey're going
to start t. inq to put
controls on them," he
role of rationality- 'n poli
tics : 'to know what you're
doing before you start
doing it." To fail to plan is
. tarsn to fail, ho said.9
"It's important for poli
ticians fo organize a cam
paign game plan and then
slick to it," he said. "Too
many politicians don't
think their game plan
through before they start
Pokorny said there is a
tremendous temptation to
abandon a campaign
strategy during the cam-:
paign unless someone is
in charge to say "no". He
said he thought this might
have been where George
McGovern went wrong in
it is the his 1972 presidential bid.
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Master's Week guest Gone Pokorny discussed
political experiences Thursday night.
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