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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1957)
By GARY RODGERS
"The University will get not a
quarter more than ' the governor
recommended, and probably con
siderably less," Senator Terry Car
penter said Tuesday at a legislat
ive hearing on tuition rates.
The Education Committee of
the Legislature took no action,
however, as chairman Don Thomp
son was absent.
Senator Terry Carpenter, the in
troducer of the bills, presented
arguments in favor of the bills, and
Frank Barrett, University law stu
dent, headed the opposition, which
was composed mainly of Univer
Sen. Carpenter said that we of
the state of Nebraska are confront
ed with' the problem of looking
upon education as the responsibil
ity of the people of our state.
"It is not," he stated. "It is high
time" for attention to be called
to this, and for it to be corrected,
Sen. Carpenter stated that he
felt the 43 legislators agree with
the governor's recommendation as
to the amount to be appropriated
to the University by the state.
The Senator commented that
Chancellor Hardin said he could
not operate the University on funds
the Governor recommended. Car
penter said his bill, LB 410, would
make up the balance between what
the Governor recommended and
the Chancellor requested, and
that the students woula meet this
balance with the" proposed raise
"My purpose," Carpenter stat
ed, "is to alert the state to the
things ... . which we are con
cerned . , .and that is our chil
He said the state now shows a
lack of good faith and understand
ing of problems involved.
Chancellor Hardin said the Uni
versity is entering a critical pe
riod, and that the proposed in
crease might be out of harmony
with the basic concept of a land
He stated the bill would actually
increase the effective tuition 150
per cent commenting that only $60
of the $90 resident students now
pay goes to the University in that
academic sense, that the rest goes
for fees of the - Union, Student
Health, and the student paper
Dave Keene, a sophomore in law,
and a representative to student
council, presented the results of a
survey the student council made on
the effect a tuition raise would
have on students. He brought out
Out of 4,268 students reached in
the survey, 2827 were working and
financing all or part of their educa
tion. Of this same number 1316
were entirely self supporting, and
paid all their education expenses
The opposition to the bill to raise
the tuition was mostly composed
of students. Senator Carpenter stat
ed that "younger people do not
understand the legislature . . .
they have an idealistic viewpoint.'
He added that at times he didn't
understand it himself.
Barrett stated that with the pro
posed tuition increase, "we could
have the nicest campus, the nic
est buildings, the best faculty in
the country, but if we don't have
students we might as well plant
it in corn."
Points On Tuition
The dean of faculties at the
University Tuesday evening raised
two points which he said are in
volved in the decision of raising
fore the Insur
Dean A. C.
up to this time
the field of
been "a mat
ter Of policy courtesy'Lincoln Journal
to be deter- Breckenridge.
mined by the Borad of Regents,"
and not by the Legislature.
Referring to the legislative com
mittee hearing held Tuesday after
noon on a bill doubling the tuition,
Dean Breckenridge said that re
gardless of the decision these
must be considered:
1. "The .University is a public
institution. It is committed to a
policy of keeping the opportunity
for higher education ;thm the
financial reach of. as jtfuiy stu
dents as possible regardless of
their financial means. We do not
know how high tuition and fee
charges can go before the oppor
tunity to attend the University is
placed beyond the reach of many
He added that the University's
tuition charges "are almost on a
par with the charges of similar
schools in our region."
(At present, the resident tuition
charge is $60 and the fee charges,
$30, making a total of $90. The
non-resident tuition and fee
charges are double.)
2. "A conclusion should not be
reached that this means a plateau
in University expenditures. As our
enrollment rises and continues to
rise until eight or 10 years from
now when our present enrollment
will be nearly double you can
suspect that a substantial increase
in funds will be needed. Will Ne
brsaka again attempt to provide
funds by splitting the needed in
crease between state and stu
dent" He added that there is nothing
to be gained by pretending that
the development in higher educa
tion will go away "if we ignore
"Is there anything really bad
about more capable young people
wanting to participate in the fruits
of higher education? It there any
thing wroii with systems of busi
ness, industry, government and ag
riculture, which want and insist
upon having educated people?" he
Dean Breckenridge pointed out
that the public should not think
of financing education as a charity
"The taxpayer is not giving
something not in the sense of
charity. The college education is
now an indispensable part of
American life. Into it must go a
portion of our financial resources.
"There can be no other choice,
for it represents perhaps the most
important investment we can
make for the present and future
health and strength of our so
ciety," Dean Breckenridge con
cluded. Student Vote:
J. P. Colbert, Dean of Student
Affairs, announced that he has
passed on the Student Council
resolution asking that the Faculty
Senate restore voting privileges to
student members of faculty com
mittee to Dr. D. W. Dysinger,
chairman of the committee on
Colbert said that this was stand
ard administrative procedure. Ac
cording to Colbert, the resolution
came too late to be put on the
agenda of Tuesday's Faculty Sen
The Student Council passed the
resolution last Wednesday. The
action was taken after Colbert
pointed out, in a formal letter to
the faculty committees with stu
dent members last Jan. 17, that a
Dec. 13, 1955 Senate resolution re
moved the right for students to
vote on faculty committees.
The Nu-Med meeting for this
month will be held in Bessy Hall
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednes
day, according to Mark Blum,
president. Rex Knowles, University
pastor, will speak on "Medical
Bill To Raise
Following is Legislative Bill 410
introduced by State Senator Terry
Carpenter of Scottsbluff.
FOR AN ACT to amend sections
85-501 and 85-503, Reissue
Revised Statutes of Nebras
ka, 1943, relating to tuition
and fees at state educa
tional institutions; to pre
scribe the tuition rates to
be charged non-resident
students at the University
of Nebraska; to provide!
when such rates shall be
come effective, to repeal
the original sections; and
to declare an emergency.
Be it enacted by the people of
the State of Nebraska
Section 1. That 85-501, Re
issue Revised Statures of Ne
braska, 1943, be amended to
read as follows:
All state educational insti
tutions shall charge a non
resident fee to each nonresi
dent of Nebraska who shall
matriculate at any such insti
tution, and the governing board
of each institution is empow
ered to fix such fee and to
collect the same, except that
the University of Nebraska
shall charge each full-time non
resident student tuition in the
amount of three hundred sixty
dollars per semester, com
mencing with the 1957-1958
To Debate Tuition
Terry Carpenter, state senator,
and Frank Barrett, junior in Law
College, will debate the contro
versial bill proposing the doubling
of tuition on Thursday at 7:30 p.m
in the Union, Room 316.
The program is sponsored by the
Young Republicans Club.
Carpenter introduced the bill into
the legislature and Barrett is the
head of the student group opposing
school year, and tuition in a
corresponding amount for sum
mer sessions and part time
Sec. 2. That section 84-503,
Reissue Revised Statutes of
Nebraska, 1943, be amended to
read as follows:
All state institutions are em
powered to fix tuition and
other fees to be paid by stu
dents residing in Nebraska ex
cept that the University of Ne
braska shall charge each full-
time resident tuition in the
amount of one hundred eighty
dollars per semester, com
mencing with the 1957-1958
school year, and tuition in a
corresponding amount for sum
mer sessions and part-time stu
dents. Sec. 3. That original sections
85-501 and 85-503, Reissue Re
vised Statutes of Nebraska,
1943, are repealed.
Sec. 4. Since an emergency
exists, this act shall be in full
force and take effect after its
passage and approval, accord
ing to law.
Dedication ceremonies for the
new Congregational - Presbyterian
Chapel now under construction at
333 No. 14th will be held about
the middle of May.
This was decided Monday at a
meeting of the board of trustees
of the Westminster Foundation of
the Synod of Nebraska of the Pres
byterian Church of the U.S. Con
struction of the $110,000 chapel was
started last September and it is
scheduled to be finished in time
for the ceremonies.
Dr. Alton KauL pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of
Grand Island, Neb., was selected
to appoint a dedication committee.
The Rev. Myrvin DeLapp, former
pastor of Lincoln's Second Presby
terian Church, addressed the board
meeting. He is now associate sec
retary of the Campus Christian
Life organization of the Board of
Christian Education of the Presby
erian Church. The board also de
cided to postpone the foundation's
workshop from this April until the
spring of 1958.
Vol. 31, No. 48
Interviews of the five finalists
for Ideal Nebraska Coed were
held Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in
Parlor A of the Union. The final
ists are left to right (seated)
Joan Huesner, Kappa Alpha
Theta junior in Teachers; Evonne
Einsphar, Loomis Hall junior in
Agriculture;, (seated) Carol
Smitn-,-Alpha Phi -junior in Agri
culture; Jan Davidson, Chi
Today At AgCol!
Conservation, Culture and
Christianity" will be the subject
of the Rev. Mr. Myrvin DeLapp
at an all-University convocation
Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Agri
cultural College auditorium, ac
cording to Dave Rhoades, pub
The meeting was originally plan
ned for the Ag Interdenomination
Club, but due to the large number
of students requesting to hear Rev.
DeLapp, the meeting has been
opened to all students, Rhoades
The Wednesday schedule of Re
ligious Emphasis Week is as fol
lows: 6 a.m. Mass, Newman Catholic
Student House, Father Schuster.
6:30 Agr. YM-YW, Dr. Mrs.
7 Mass, Newman Catholic Stu
dent House, Father Sheehy; Pres
by House Cabinet, The Rev. De
Lapp. 7:30 Mass, Newman Catholic Stu
dent House, Father Cowley;
Baptist Christian Cabinet, Miss
9 Coffee Hour, Presby House,
meeting all speakers.
10- Worship and Meditation, All
Student Houses, Dr. Thompson.
12 YW noon discussion. Rev.
DeLapp; Simphoiiia, Father Shu-
12:30 Worship Service, Cotner,
Rabbis Tickton and Stern.
2 p.m. Meditation, Newman
Catholic Student House, Father
4:00 Student Council, Father
Cowley and Dr. Thompson;
YMCA, Dr. Mrs. Havice; Coke
Hour, Cotner, Miss Willingham;
YWCA Coffee, Dr. Mrs. Havice,
5:00 Red Cross, Dr. Thompson;
YWCA, Dr. Mrs. Havice.
Dinner Alpha Chi Omega, The
Rev. Weber; Chi Omega, Dr.
Thompson; Farm House, Miss
Willingham; Ag Men, Pastor
Norden; Alpha Gamma Sigma,
Father Schuster; Selleck Quad,
The Rev. DeLapp; Sigma Alpha
Mu, Rabbi Ticktin; Delta Sigma
Phi, Rev. Davis.
Dinner Kappa Sigma, Rabbi
Stern; Phi Kappa Psi, The Rev.
Mr. Bliss; .Pioneer House, The
Rev. Mr. Peterson; Alpha Gamma
Rho, Father Cowley; D.elta
Upsilon, Father Sheehy.
7:00 Inter-Fraternity Council,
The Rev. DeLapp, Rabbi Ticktin;
NU Meds, Dr. Know leg; Mortar
Board, Miss Willingham.
8:00 Beta Theta Pi, Rabbi Tick
tin; .Builders, Dr. Thompson, Dr.
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Omega junior in Agriculture; and
Virginia Hudson, Gamma Phi
Beta senior in Teachers. The
Ideal Nebraska Coed will be
presented at the Coed Follies,
March 4. The girls were judged
on the basis of poise, personality,
activities, and scholarship ac
cording to Barb Britton, publicity
Mrs. Ha vice; All Student Convo-
cation, Rev. Mr. DeLapp.
9:00 Selleck Quad, The Rev. Mr.
10:30 Kappa Alpha Theta, The
Rev. Mr. Baker; Sigma Kappa,
Dr. Mrs. Havice; Delta Delta
Delta, . Dr. Thompson; Kappa
Delta, The Rev. DeLapp; Phi
Delta Theta, Father Armstrong;
Alpha Xi Delta, Rabbi Stern;
Alpha Omicron Pi, Dr. Knowles;
Pi Beta Phi, Rabbi Ticktin.
A special feature of Religious
Emphasis ty'eek are the inter-demo-national
Worship services sched
uled at the Cotner School, of Re
ligion each noon hour.
The RE Week guest speakers
preside at each service, assisted
by a student. The services are
open to students of all faiths, ac
cording to Dave Rhaodes, publicity
peahers Comment On Ca
By SARA JONES
Three Religious Emphasis Week
guest speakers interviewed by the
Daily NeVraskan Tuesday com
mented on the problems of the
campus as they saw them in their
short time here.
Dr. Doris Havice, YWCA speak
er maintained that the University
needed to give more attention to
the integration . of minorities on
campus. She remarked that Negro
students as well as international
students "do not seem to be ac
cepted by the students at large."
Asked what she thought the stu
dents could do to Improve the situ
ation, she suggested the system
used at the University of Colorado,
where she works. There interna
tional students room in sorority
and fraternity houses, each house
providing room and board for at
least one student.
"With this system," she said,
"International students become
much better acquainted with
American students and vice ver
sa." A second problem of the Uni
versity campus, according to Dr.
Havice, is the role of domination
Dick Riesche and Jim Feather
head the slate of nominees which
will be presented to the IFC for
election of officers Thursday night.
Gordon Warner and Don Beck
have been nominated for vice pres
ident. Candidates for secretary
are Alan Jones and Steve Leeper.
Bill Dahl and Chuck Fike are nom
Fines Are Raised
On Double Parking
The Lincoln Police Department
is imposing a new fine on stu
dents and others who violate
double parking laws in front of
the girls dormitory on 16th street
Students willing to donate time
to the Hungarian Student Work
Day Project may sign up any
time in their fraternity, sorority,
co-ops, dorms or student houses,
according to Marijane Craig, proj
Any students who could donate
a car to the project may drive
to the Alpha Xi Delta parking lot
Saturday morning. Those students
needing transportation to their
job should go to the lot, Miss
The committee will contact all
students who sign up for the proj
ect towards the end of the week.
Nebraska, which has been host
to some unseasonal weather, will
extend her hospitality for at least
accord i n g to
Weat her Bu
in the 50s and
slight w i n ds
for the state.
state had read
ranged from 61 at Scottsbluff
which also recorded a low of 14
for the day's record.
played by the Greek houses on
"It would seem as though about
25 per cent of the students con
trol 90 per cent of the campus",
Dr. .Havice said that the move
to give tht independent student
more of a voice in campus affairs
must come from the Greek houses.
On the question of student gov
ernment at the University, Dr.
Havice commented that many stu
dents seem to feel that student
government here is only a token
(gesture) that the students do not
have any real power.
She pointed out that student
government was originally an idea
of the student YM-WCA move
ment. "These problems are not unique
in the University of Nebraska,"
she said. "They exist on all cam
puses. Dr. Havice, an instructor at the
University of Colorado is chair
man of the State Student Work
committee of the Colorado Con
gregational Conference. She pre
viously was an instructor at Bar
nard College and lecturer at Adel
inees for treasurer.
Candidates for the IFC offices
were selected by the IFC Advisors,
after a meeting with three stu
dents in which possible nominees
were discussed. Students were
Marvin Breslow, Sigma Alpha Mu,
Jim Feather, Farmhouse, and Bill
Krommenhoek, Delta Upsilon.
according to Captain Orrin
Graves, head of traffic enforce
ment. Instead of the former double
parking, the Lincoln Police are
currently charging guilty students
with "stopping a car in such a
manner as to interfere with the
lawful use of the street." Graves
stated that the fine for such an
offense is from $1 to $100 and
"The assessed fine is ' usually
$5 and costs ($3.60)," Graves ex
plained. Graves said that most of the
congestion occurs on Friday and
Saturday nights when students
are bringing their dates back to
the . girl's dormitory and sorority
According to Graves the Police
Department "was not getting any
where" with the double parking
fine of $1 and thus the charge
was changed in an effort to alle
viate the problem.
"Some students think it's all
right to double park," Graves ex
plained. "Sometimes the street is com
pletely blocked," Graves added.
Graves stated that he has been
receiving calls from local citizens
complaining about the undue con
gestion on 16th street between R
and Vine Streets.
"Two or three students are fined
every day" because of such double
parking, Graves stated.
The Outside World:
Reds Urge HandsOff
The Soviet Union proposed Tues
day that the world's big powers
keep hands off the tension-racked
Middle East. The move was de
scribed In both London and Wash
ington as a propaganda maneuver.
Russia's latest note suggested
the Big Four co-operate in ec
onomic aid to the Middle East
and maintain peace there, but al
lied reaction was that the Krem
lin is frying to bolster its influ
ence in the troubled area.
An interstate highway across
Nebraska might divert as much
as 75 per cent of the traffic flow
from some existing highways in
Dr. G. O. Thompson stated that
one of the major problems he had
found at the University was the
activity point system which places
a greater emphasis on the point
than the value of activity.
He felt that University students
show a fine interest in what he
termed "the finer things in life",
but he feared that "students be
come so absorbed in activities
that God is crowded out of their
"If I were a student again", he
said, "I would take a few min
utes out of each day for simple
meditation, withdrawing into my
self for a while."
Dr. Thompson thought that the
religious leaders on campus were
of "fine quality".
Dr. Thompson is dean of West
mar College and was a member
of Western Union College unti'
J9S1. He hgs served as a trustee
of North Central College and
Evangelical Theological Seminary
and received his Ph.D. degree in
1951 from Boston University.
The Rev. Mr. Myrvw DeLapp
commented that students here are
interested in finding answers to
what bt termed the "real ques
Wednesday, February 13, 1957
The slate of candidates which the
IFC will vote on Thursday, ac
cording to Bertrand Schultz, IFC
advisor, is, with few exceptions,
the same as those nominated from
the floor at the meeting at which
the old officers resigned.
Dick Riesche, nominee for pres
ident, is president of Beta Theta
Pi. He is a member of Student
Council, Rodeo Club, and IFC.
Jim Feather, the second nomi
nee, is president of Farm House.
He is a member of Innocents and
Gordon Warner is a member of
Delta Upsilon. He is on the staff
of the Blueprint, and is a mem
ber of Student Council and Corn
Cobs. Don Beck is a member of
Alpha Gamma Rho. He is vice
president of both Student Council
and Corn Cobs.
Alan Jones, member of Sigma
Chi, is a former secretary of his
house. His opponent for IFC sec
retary is Steve Leeper, Alpha Tau
Omega president. Leeper is a
member of Psi Xi Phi, honorary
Bill Dahl is president of Acacia.
He participates in Varsity Men's
Glee Club. Chuck Fike, is a for
mer president of Phi Kappa Psi.
He was student manager of the
football team this year.
There will be a special meeting
of the Interfraternity Council
Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the
Union for the purpose of hearing
Rabbi CiPipckem and the Rev.
Mr. DeLapp speak, according to
Dick Reische, temporary chair
man. At the meeting, information con
cerning the IFC Rush Pamphlet,
will be passed out, according to
Sam Jensen, vice president of
Sigma Eta Chi, men's journalism
This is not a business meeting,
Reische stressed. All fraternity
presidents may attend, he said.
the state, according to State En
gineer L. N. Ress in a special re
port to the State Legislature.
"But this does not necessarily
mean that the present highways
will carry less traffic than they
do now by the time the Interstate
is completed," Ress continued.
The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee and Armed Services
Committee rejected a proposed
watered-down substitute for Pres
ident Eisenhower's Middle East
resolution. Senators who left a
closed session said the substitute
was offered by Senator Fulbright
of Arkansas and failed by a
tions", that of "what is the mean
ing and purpose of the University
and what am I doing in it?" Many
organizations are beginning to ask
just what their role is in Univer
sity life and how important they
are to it, Mr. DeLapp stated.
"I find a certain reluctance on
the part of the students to talk
about campus problems to an out
sider", he said.
The Associate Pastor of the
Presbyterian Campus Christian
Life, Mr. DeLapp was a chaplain
at Forest College for two years
and is a past director of the West
minster Foundation at Kansas
Harriet Willinbam, Baptist Stu
dent Director at the University of
"I have been greatly impressed
by the scope of Religious Empha
sis Week and the depth of the
discussions." She said that stu
dents in all areas of the campus
ere asking iofound questions.
"What is th purpose of life? Why
are we- here? If we live la aa
entemal dimension, can we have
freedom in our actions?" were
cited as examples of the ques
tion asked by University tlu'ier.u.
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