The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 20, 1959, Image 1

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By John Hoerner
About half the University
budget is used for teaching
purposes, Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin told an open
Student Council meet
ing Wednesday.
Chancellor Hardin and
University comptroller and
director of the budget Jo
seph Soshnik spoke to t h e
Council concerning Univer-
iity finances.
Budget, Bills
Highlighting the talks was
discussion of the University -budget,
especially in regard "
to bills presently before the 3
Of the total budget,
"about half goes for what
could be termed teaching
expenses," Hardin said.
The other half, or "non
teaching" expenses, Is
divided with approximately
25 per cent of the total
budget going to the agricul
tural experiment station and
the ag extension service.
Around 10 per cent of the
Budget Questions Many
For Hardin, Soshnik
Wednesday's open Council
meeting brought a barrage of
budget questions to Chancel
lor Clifford Hardin and
Joseph Soshnick, comptroller.
Discussion ranged from the
Elgin purchase to compara
tive faculty salaries.
Expected Enrollment
To a question on what hap
pened to the
expected en
rollment i n -crease,
D r .
H a r d i n re
plied, "Our
c a lculations
were off. We
expected the
present num
ber to con
tinue to rise.
"We know
exactly how many high school
students there are, but we
can't he sure of the percent
age who will come to Nebras
ka. We just guessed wrong,"
the Chancellor said.
One Council member ques
tioned the omission of con
struction from the budget dis
cussion. To this the Chancel
lor replied that funds for con
struction are obtained under
an entirely separate program.
In 1957 a system was rein
augerated in the legislature
under which we receive funds
from a mill levy on state
property tax, he said.
The purchase of the Elgin
building was under this plan,
the Chancellor said.
The Chancellor was asked
about a possible tuition raise.
To this he replied, "There
has been no discussion any
where that I have heard of
that possibility."
In answer to a question con
cerning the effect of the pro'
posed retirement program on
procuring high quality faculty
members, the Chancellor said
that the plan would not go into
effect until 1961.
However, it would definitely
be considered an increase in
income and as such would be
an incentive, he added.
Herald Survey
Dr. Soshnik commented on
the Omaha World Herald sur
vey which showed that Ne
braska was above average in
the Big Eight as far as faculty
salaries were concerned.
"While the survey was con
scientiously done," Soshnik
said, "it used only minimum
and maximum salaries for
the academic year only."
This method of computing
the relative pay scales has
peculiarities which prevent, it
from presenting a complete
picture, according to Dr. Sosh
nik. Lower Average
It is possible to have higher
minimum and maximum sal
aries and still have a lower
average, Soshnik said.
It depends on the number
which are closer to each end,
he said.
According to Soshnik, the
University does not compare
as favorably with the rest of
the colleges in the U. S. as
with the Big Eight.
The Chancellor added that
NU is losing faculty members
not only to the Big Eight, but
also to the Big 10 and West
Coast colleges, whose scales
are above ours.
Problem Questioned
One Council member asked,
"Why do we have this salary
Long Wait Get$
Front Row Seats
Several ardent Kingston
Trio fans arrived at 5:45
p.m. to view their idols.
With members posted at
both doors, the group stam
peded in at 7 p.m.
Results? Scats, front row
center and two noun' wait.
budget goes to the Univer
sity Hospital, the Chancel
lor said.
Six to eight per cent goes
for so-called "faculty re
search" unrelated to under
graduate work. Part of the
library budget is included,
problem? Are other states
richer or are their legisla
tures nicer?"
Hardin replied that he had
lived in five other states and
that they did seem to be
richer in resources within the
state. However, Hardin said
that on a per capita basis, in
reality the most important,
Nebraska stands up quite
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Montgomery Lecturer
Psychologist Wolf le Plans
Series of Campus Talks
Dr. Dael Wolfle, American
phychologist and author
chosen as the 1959 Montgom
ery lecturer will give a series
of three lectures from March
30 to April 3. .
The Montgomery Lecture'
ship on Contemporary Civil
ization is designed to stimu
late constructive thought on
contemporary problems. It
is administered by a subcom
mittee of the University Re
search Council.
The Lectureship was estab-
Revenue Bill
Has Hearing
A special bill to provide
money for Ag College went
before the Legislature's Rev
enue Committee Wednesday.
The bill, LB315, would pro
vide for a tax raise of about
$3,750,000 to be used for
buildings and maintenance at
Ag College.
Chancellor Hardin said the
bill would "allow the College
of Agriculture to do better
the job it can do."
Another supporter of the
bill, Ag College Dean W. V.
Lambert, told the Committee
the College serves 100,000
Nebraska farms annually, in
addition to a large number
out of the state.
Building needs of the Col
lege -vere estimated at
$8,657,700, including appro
priations for an animal hus
bandry and laboratory build
ing, a home economics build
ing, nursery school and an
agricultural library.
Approximately $1,696,000
was earmarked for land improvement.
Nebraska Girls, Weather Impress Trio;
Future Calls for Albums, Hungry i Return
By Sondra Whalen
"I've never seen so many
pretty girls in .my life," Nick
Reynolds exclaimed, offering
one of the Kingston Trio's
opinion of Nebraska.
The shortest member of the
crew was also a fan of the
state's weather, commenting
it was "the best of anywhere
we've been." '
AU Married
All three members of the
trio are married, with Bob
Shane just spliced last Sun
day. "Our wives hate our trips,"
Reynolds said, "but they get
to stay with us when we're
situated in one spot."
San Francisco's Hungry 1
was revealed as the favorite
Hawaii Future
"I want to work real hard,
then quit in about five or six
years," Shane said. "Then
I'd like to buy a place in Ha
waii like the Hungry i."
Shane, who brought down
th bouse with his question,
Explains N
since many volumes would
not be needed for only the
undergraduate body, the
Chancellor explained.
Other portions of the
budget go to the museum,
the extension division and
the conservation survey di
vision. The present NU budget is
about $28 million for two
years, the Chancellor said.
Thus about $7 million a year
is provided for classroom
33) No. 84
Smoke, Shrug, Appear01
That's Tribunal Story
By Marilyn Coffey
The room was far from si
lent. More than a dozen Uni
versity students perched on
the edge of the tables,
smoked cigarettes, and
joked to pass time until they
would file next door to face
the Student Tribunal.
"Jeez, when that cop start
ed shooting ..."
Swam a Creek
"You know, one of the guys
lished in 1946 from the income
of the James Montgomery
Dr. Wolfle will speak on
March 30, April 1 and April
3 at 8 p.m. in Love Library
He has been the executive
officer of the American As
sociation for the Advance
ment of Science since 1954,
and in 1955 served as acting
editor of the Association's
two journals.
From 1950 to 1954 Dr.
Wolfle was Director of the
Commission of Human Re
sources and Advanced Train
ing, which was established to
study the nation's supply and
potential supply of highly
educated specialists in all
fields annd the demand for
such specialists.
At one time he was execu
tive secretary of the Amer
ican psychological associa
tion. He has written several
articles and scientific papers
and has taught at several
American universities.
He is a member of Sigma
Xi and of committees of sev
eral national organizations.
Matrix Dinner
Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the annual
Matrix dinner are now on
Sponsored by Theta Sigma
Phi, women's professional
journalism fraternity, the
banquet will feature Mrs. Lois
Willie, feature writer for the
Chicago Daily News.
Theta Sig will also present
awards to the outstanding
woman journalists in the
state. t
Tickets may be purchased
from any member of Theta
Sigma Phi or in the School of
Journalism office.
"Is this function registered,"
added that ordinarily they
didn't use remarks pertaining
to the school.
"It's bad unless everyone's
hep, but I asked backstage
and they said to say it. I
thought the roof was going to
fall in!" he laughed.
May Album
Dave Guard arranged most
of their songs, Shane said.
The Trio's next album will be
released in May with the
next one due in September.
Dollars Short, But Trio Scores
The Kingston Trio's appearance was called a "success,"
although the Union lost $300 to $500 on the venture.
"We try to bring things to the campus that the students
wanti and as far as I'm concerned the students felt it was
successful," Bob Handy, Uniqn activities director said.
"Financial success is only one method of judging."
The Union sold 2,342 tickets and grossed $4,278 on the
event. The Pershing audience was largely made. up of Uni
versity students.
"We want to get either them (the Trio) or someone
similar to them for the Union opening next fall," he con
tinued, adding, "It's the best show we've put on for this
campus since I'va been here."
teaching programs.
"Our number one prob
lem," the chancellor said,
"is that we have staff mem
bers being paid as low as
$3,800 per year."
In the "A" budget before
the legislature, which pro
vides for adjustment of fac
ulty and University person
nel salaries, an additional
$4.27 million has been re
quested, he said.
The Chancellor told of one
The Daily
swam across the creek. And
you know how cold it was
out there that day."
"Ah, well, more like
The charges were tespass-
HIE, ana lor a lew, uquuriDnilv Nphracknn that th
"What are they doing in
there anyhow?"
Needn't Wait
"This isn't an hour and a
half class; we don't have to
wait fifteen minutes."
"Ah, they're probably i
swabbing the deck. Last case
a little touchy."
Eventually they went be-:
fore the Tribunal ten boys
and three girls. The hearing
was not open.
Casual Shrug
When they emerged,
reaction generally was a
casual shrug of the shoul
ders. "A farce," one muttered,
bumming a cigarette. "Just
a farce."
Early that day, the Trib
unal had heard several oth
er cases, reportedly dealing
with possession of a wine
bottle in a dorm room, pil
fering and other liquor cases.
Had Help
Several of the boys had
brought a counsel with them.
One student expressed de
terminedly that he and his
friend did not want any open
Library Hours
Cut for Vacation
The University Library
will have special hours dur
ing vacation.
It will be open from 7:50
a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and closed
evenings. It will also be
closed Saturday and Sunday,
March 28 and 29. The library
will also close at noon this
Planetarium will be held
as usual. Administration will
also be open on regular
schedule, 8 a.m. to 12 noon,
and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Faculty offices will "prob
ably be closed", according
to Administration officials.
Organized houses and halls
will be closed at noon Satur
day. The May album will be "the
best we've done," Reynolds
said. He explained that the
group had recorded each song
in it at least 25 times before
it was ready for the album.
They explained that one of
their present writers had
written 24 of Harry Belafon
te'g 25 Calypso records.
"We didnit sing any songs
from our new albums tonight,
because there are about eight
guys who would just love to
jump the gun and sing some
witness who, in a recent
hearing concerning this bill,
testified thai nine faculty
and staff members have
been hired away from Ne
braska in the past several
years by a nearby universi
In the "B" budget, the
expansion budget before
the legislature, the Univer
sity is asking for an addi
tional $1.6 million for ex
pansion of services.
hearings. The boys were lat
er identified as two track
team members; their coun
sel, a track coach.
A -1 1 I
fell slenuer unuormeu sm
, dent likewise expressed an
avprcinn tn nn nnpn hparinir
Wnen he feft he told the
! recommendation of the Trib-
unal would be turned over
to Dean Colbert, who In turn,
would notify him by letter of
the decision made.
IFC Slate
Bob Krumme and Bob Blair
I have been nominated for can
! didacy as president of the In
terfraternity Council, accord
ing to Gary Cadwallader, IFC
The IFC slate, a constitu
tional requirement, was an
nounced last night by the IFC
executive committee consist
ing of the four officers and
three faculty advisors.
Not Final
"This slate is not the final
nomination, as candidates can
be nominated from the floor
the night of election," Cad-
wallader said.
Election of officers will take
place at the first IFC meeting
following spring vacation.
Others on the tentative slate
Vice president, George Port-
er and Bob Paine; treasurer,
Larry K i 1 s t r u p and Jack
Muck; secretary, Marty So
phir and John Hoerner.
Bob Blair is a student
Council member, a member committee, publicity chair
of IFC rush week and spe- man of the Spring Day Cen-
cial improvement commit
tees, Kappa Alpha' Mu, and
president of Sigma Alpha
Bob Krumme is a member
of AUF, past member of Un
ion board of managers, sec
retary of the IFC, and vice
president of Sigma Chi.
George Porter is a mem
ber of Student Council, Copy
Editor of the 31ueprint, En
gineering Exec Board, chair
man of the IFC political com
mittee and vice president of
Sigma Nu.
Paine is' also a member of
Student Council. He is a
Corn Cob, and a treasurer of
Ag Exec Board, games
chairman of the Spring Day
Central Committee, and
of the songs before our rec
ords are released," Reynolds
When asked where they got
the material for their record
ings, Shane declared:
"We steal it!"
He explained that the group
picks up songs during their
tours around the country, then
rewrites and rearranges them.
"The biggest crowd we've
ever played to is 7,700,"
Guard said. "More than 110
per cent of the student body
turned out to see us at one
He added that illness had
prevented their appearances
at Yale and Princeton early
this year.
The Trio this morning left
for Mississippi and an appear
ance at Mississippi Universi
ty. After a show there and at
several other colleges, they
will return to the Hungry i,
where they say they got their
The group travels by pri
vate plane.
If the "A" budget request
is successful it will bring
the NU pay scale a little
above average in the lower
ranks and raise the higher
pay scales to about aver
age, he said.
In regard to a bill for a
faculty retirement program,
the Chancellor explained
that the present program
has been in effect for 20
According to Hardin, fac-
Professor Theodore Aak
hus, faculty " judge on the
Tribunal, explained to the
Daily Nebraskan, that if an
individual requested an open
hearing, the hearing would
be opened.
However, he said, the rec-
nmmonHatinn nt tha Trihnn,
al on the cases would not be
available for reDort unless
Philip Colbert, dean of the
division of student affairs,
i released the information.
and Blair
President of Alpha Gamma
Muck is a member of Stu
dent Council, Kosmet Klub,
All University Fund. He is
chairman of the IFC public
relations committee, and
chairman of the Spring Day
central committee.
Killstrup is executive vice
president of Young Republi
cans publicity chairman of
Builders, chairman of the
IFC outstate rush commit
tee, a member of Alpha Kap
pa Psi, AUF, and corres
ponding secrretary of Phi
Gamma Delta.
Sophir, a sophomore, is a
member of both the IFC rush
committee and social com
mittee. He is a Kosmet
Klub worker and is Rush
Chairman of Sigma Alpha
Mu. He was an eligible bach
elor finalist.
Hoerner, also a soph
omore, is a Daily Nebraskan
staff writer, a member of
line iru duouc relations
tral Committee, and Rush
Chairman of Delta Upsilon
Four Win
Moot Court
First Test
Four students were winners
in the first round of the an
nual Allen Moot Court com
petition Wednesday.
Jay Sullivan and Charles
Wahl won over Robert Knap
ple and Robert McCalla. John
llaessler and Richard Hueb
ner won over Allen Grove and
Claude Berreckman.
The participants in the last
of the first round held last
evening were Roger Langen
heim, Richard Petrie, Larry
Frazier and William Gilmore.
Quarterfinals, semi finals
and finals are held simul
taneously with freshman and
sophomore law students com
peting in the quarterfinals,
the juniors in the semifinals,
and the seniors in the finals.
Everyone is required to com
pete in the quarterfinals, but
only previous winners com
pete in the other rounds.
The finals will be held be
fore the judges in the Ne
braska Supreme Court on
April 3.
J-Scliool to Get
Largest Class
The school of Journalism is
preparing to accommodate the
largest freshman journalism
class since the mid-forties
according to Dr. Hall, direc
tor of the school.
Thirty-one high school sen
iors have applied for the Lin
coln Journal and the Lincoln
Star freshman jounrJaom
scholarships. This is the larg
est number of applicants since
the grant was started time
years ago.
ulty members must reach
the age of 65 to retire.
There is no retirement fund
and monies are appropriat
ed each year for the pro
gram, he said.
The maximum payment
under this program is $2,400
a year, the Chancellor said.
The amount has been a t -tained
only 4 times, he add
ed. The average is a little less
than half this figure, Hard
1 in said.
Matching Funds
The proposed program
would provide for six per
cent salary payment by fac
ulty members and match
ing funds from the Univer
sity to be paid into a re
tirement fund.
In event of death or sev
erance before 65, faculty
members still could get
benefits under the new plan,
Hardin said.
Are Fewer
Council Cuts
Election Rules
Campaigners in this
spring's Student Council will
be able to use more and big
ger publicity as a result of ac
tion in the Council Wednes
day. The Council eliminated sev
eral of last year's campaign
Restrictions limiting news
paper publicity both in num
ber of times possible and total
amount spent were dropped
from the rules for tha cam
paign. Also eliminated were rules
p r o h i b i ting use of photo
graphs except by the Council
and a rule forbidding hand
bills. The following rules were
accepted for the campaign.
1. Posters, 22 inches by 24
inches or smaller, m a y be
used if they are stamped by
the Registrar and placed on
University bulletin boards.
2. Use of loud speakers on
automobiles is prohibited.
3. Newspaper p u b 1 i c ity
must be a p p r o v e d by the
Council elections committee.
4. There will be no cam
paigning on election day.
5. Any violation of these
rules will disqualify a candi
date. May Play
Cast Is
'Ah, Wilderness1'
Starts Rehearsals
By Bill Tfflinghast
Casting has been complet
ed for "Ah, Wilderness!" the
play written by Eugene
O'Neill to be produced by
the - University Theater May
6, 7, 8 and 9.
The starring role of Rich
ard will be portrayed by
Gary Parker. Nat and Essie
Miller will be played by Jerry
Behringer and Judith Po
korny, respectively.
Fred Spearman will enact
the role of Arthur and Sally
Pruviance, that of Mildred. In
the role of Tommy will be
Andrew Wolvin. Dick Marri
will play Sid Davis, and the
role of Lilly Miller will be
played by Joyce Weir.
Portrayal of David Mc
comber will be by Bill Lar
son. Merna Ems plays the
part of Muriel and the role
of Wind Selby is played by
Phil Boroff. Julie Williams
plays Belle, and Bunny Higbee
enacts the part of Nora.
Completing the cast are
Larry Long in the role of the
bartender and Grover Kaut
as the salesman.
"It is very warm and funny
but quite realistic," said Dr.
Baldwin, director of the play.
The story takes place on
July 4, 1906 in a small New
England town. The story
concerns Richard, a high
school senior, who is afflict
ed with growing pains.
Richard, the son of a small
town newspaperman, bat a
fight with his girl friend
and goes out looking for fast
The play is similar to the
Andy Hardy series which
starred Mickey Rooney, ac
cording to Dr. Baldwin. Ah,
Wilderness! has become quite
a classic.
The role of the father was
once played by the late
G?jrge M. Cohan," said Dr.
The assistant to Director
Baldwin is Judith Ress and
the production manager is El
eanor Kessler,