The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 16, 1987, Page Page 3, Image 3

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    Friday, January 16, 1937
Daily Nebraskan
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Buneli sigMiings cams flap
Grounds director: 'Ingenius form of entertainment,
DUCKS from Page 1
"It was a little art, a little
statement and a lot of coffee," Potts
said. The Idea to transplant the
ducks from their storage space to
UNL came to them suddenly while
they were having drinks at a popular
coffee shop in Lincoln, he said.
"We were pumped up on too
much caffeine and Walt said to me,
'What the hell are we going to do
with all these ducks?,' " Smitty
said. First they tried to ignore foul
impulses, but at about 5 Monday
morning Walt said, "Let's get them
ducks."
Hours later, their collection was
viewed by thousands of UNL students.
Later in the morning the UNL grounds
crew collected four mother ducks
and 12 to 18 baby ducks. There were
no reported sightings of chickens. A
representative for the grounds crew
said the ducks were put in the
greenhouse and were presently
enjoying the sun.
One family of the lawn ducks
were left by the grounds crew on the
lawn east of Love Library. A sighting
of the ducks by the Daily Nebraskan
confirmed their presence Thursday,
although the mother duck had been
beheaded and the baby duck's head
was twisted 180 degrees.
Other birds may have met with
foul play.
UNL Police were unaware of the
incident and the Lincoln Police
Department had no reports of stolen
or missing lawn animals of the two
or four-legged varieties.
Potts and Smitty, those Bonnie
and Clydes of the bizarre, said they
decided to use ducks because people
tend to buy ducks and other birds in
families. The two explained that the
ducks were supplied by a third
party known as "The Claw."
Campus reaction has been mixed.
James Walkington, an arts and
sciences sophomore, thought that
the birds might have been part of a
campus beautification program.
"I was wondering what the hell
those stupid ducks were," he said.
"If we had spent our money on them
I was going to be pissed."
UNL Grounds Director Wilbur
Dasenbrock said, "It was an ingenius
form of entertainment. Kind of
enlightening."
Smitty said, "We are below
political statements but above
destruction."
"It beats sitting around clipping
your toenails," Potts added. "We
just wanted to say howdy to all the
kids on the first day back."
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Students vow to bring
FarmAid III to UNL
By Kirk Zebolsky
Staff Reporter
About 60 students Thursday night
said they're willing to help organize
and stage FarmAid III if the benefit
concert were to appear at Memorial
Stadium.
The students, many of whom signed
a 500-signature petition that was sent
to FarmAid organizer Willie Nelson,
brainstormed on ideas for organizing
their support and signed up for roles
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Journalism senior Jay Mulligan, who
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Students for FarmAid III, said he hopes
the organizing efforts encourage Nelson
to bring the concert to UNL.
Nelson reportedly has said Lincoln
is his choice for the benefit concert,
and that he wants to hold it Sept. 19 or
26. He spoke with former governor Bob
Kerrey about the possibility, and Kerrey
discussed it with university officials.
According to Mulligan, Kerrey said
the final decision would belong to UNL
Chancellor Martin Massengale. Thomas
Krepel of the chancellor's office said a
written, detailed proposal is required
from Nelson. As of Thursday, no such
proposal has been received, Krepel
said.
Mulligan said NU officials want to
cooperate with Nelson. Roadblocks
mentioned include possible interfer
ence with the Nebraska football team's
practice and possible damage to the
stadium's turf, but Mulligan said
Thursday night that the turf can be
protected and practice conflicts would
be minimal.
Kurt Carter, a senior who studies
Agribusiness who attended the meeting,
said he took last semester off from
school to help on his financially
struggling family farm. Carter said he
wants to help make the public more
aware of farming problems. He said he
hopes the concert raises money for
farmers and also "raises interest to
show to government and the rest of the
people that the ag policy needs to be
changed to help create more freedom
of trade."
Gail Thurber, a junior in textile
science, said Nebraska needs something
like FarmAid III "to boost interest in
the farm program ... I would really like
to see it go."
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