The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 08, 1960, Image 1

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    lVti.,lTY OF NEBR.
Due to the Love Library
fire Tuesday night, the second
in two years in the Ameri
can Literature reading room,
the following notice was post
ed by Frank Lundy, Library
"Smokers have twice set
this room on fire. Smoking
in the Library reading rooms
is prohibited. This fine Li
brary and its one million
books, periodicals, pamph
lets, microfilms and maps
are yours, assembled here
for your education and en
joyment. Generations of Students
"You should use the build
ing and its contents thought
fully, keeping in mind that
many generations of students
will follow you and that they
too will rieed this building
and its books.
"We cannot undertake to
police the building, nor do
we want to. We must rely
upon your understanding of
the problem and upon your
cooperation. In the last anal
ysis you must govern your
own habits and this building
as well."
Lundy explained that it was
not only because of fire dan
ger that smoking is pro
hibited in the reading rooms
but also because of the effect
which smoke has on book
Chicago Library
He cited a Chicago library
as an example where much
money is spent each year for
air filter and isolation proc
esses which clear book areas
from smoke filled air of in
dustry which would otherwise
deteriorate books
YR's Cancel
Plans for
Will Invite Nixon
To Speak Instead
Young Republicans have
dropped their plans for a
mock political nominating
convention in favor of invit
ing Vice President Richard
Nixon to speak on the campus
Gary Rodgers, chairman of
the convention, issued the
following statement:
"Governor Nelson Rocke
feller's withdrawal from the
race for the Republican presi
dential nomination has put
the limelight more on Vice
President Richard Nixon than
on the nominating convention.
Therefore, the University
Young Republicans have
dropped the idea of holding
a mock convention and will
concentrate now on arranging
a peronal appearance of the
Vice President on campus.
"It is speculated that Mr.
Nixon might accept an in
vitation to address the entire
student body on the occasion
of his visit to Lincoln and
Nebraska on Founders Day
March 28.
"The Young Republicans
are presently working out de
tails with state party officials
for his possible appearance
at the University.
"Even though he has not yet
announced his intention to
run for the Presidency, po
litical observers class him as
a shoo-in for the nomination
and as having a better than
50-50 chance for election.
"University students will
undoubtedly welcome the op
portunity to hear and see this
person so likely to shape
much of our nation's future."
The Young Republicans had
previously planned to hold a
mock convention at the same
time as the Young Demo
crats' proposed convention.
Both conventions were to
have been promoted
Is Saturday
For Kennedy
A public convocation fea
turing former Senate Labor
counsel Robert Kennedy will
be held Saturday at 10:30
a.m. in the Student Union
Sponsored by the Univer
sity Young Democrats, Ken
nedy will speak on "The Role
of Congressional Investigat
ing Committees."
Kennedy is writing a book
based on his experiences
with the McClellan Commit
tee. The convocation address
will be followed by a lunch
eon address at a general
meeting of the "Nebraskans
for Kennedy", an organiza
tion formed to promote Sen.
John Kennedy's campaign for
the Democratic nomination
for president.
I "I know students are proud
of this Library as in the past
years when other buildings
and furnishing in campus
buildings have been marred
or destroyed, the Library has
never been bothered," Lundy
"But," he continued, "there
are a few that get out of line
as in society in general, and
these are the ones that do
the damage.
"If the cigarette which
dropped through the screen
to the register and on down
to the birchwood veneer pan
el would have been dropped
in the evening rather than the
afternoon, a big fire during
the night might have been
the result," the Library head
Room Not Fireproof
The Library itself is fire
proof with the exception of a
few rooms. The American
Literature Room is one which
isn't. Birchwood veneer cov
ers the plaster which is over
two by four framing. ,
The room was furnished by
Dr. II. Winett Orr, a Lincoln
surgeon and book collector.
The alphabet drapes alone
COSt $800.
An estimate of the value of
the room or the Library is
difficult to make. The collec
tion is put together book by
book with "a lot of thought,"
Lundy said. He also pointed
out that each $5 book pur-
cnase represents a $15 invest
ment by the time it reaches
the shelf.
Lundy said Library officials
do not. want to . police the
area but that they would be
overlooking a responsibility to
present users and the next
generation if something was
not done.
Lundy said he believed the
reason that so many ciga
rettes were put in the grating
covering the registers is that
people know that smoking
there is prohibited. When
they realize that it is out of
order, they put them into the
registers to get them out of
the way, not realizing the
ine nre two years ao
which destroyed more of the
paneling started in the same
AUF Total
At $3,750
Some Groups Over
Last Year's Drive
The All University Fund
total has been estimated at
$3,750, according to president
Sue Carkoski.
The figure is $1,750 below
the $5,550 goal AUF originally
set. Some groups have not yet
turned in all the funds prom
ised by their members, how
ever, Miss Carkoski said.
The faculty drive also will
help to boost the total to the
goal if not beyond it, Miss
Carkoski predicted. The first
$1,000 or part of that amount
collected over $5,500 will go
to Dr. Thomas Dooley, known
for his medical work in Laos.
Four of the seven divisions
of the drive have reported
collections above last year.
Selleck Quadrangle more
than doubled its contribution.
Ag campus, organized houses
and grad and married student
drives also have Jieted totals
in excess of the last drive.
However, organization,
soririty and fraternity con
tributions are presently be
hind, those made in 1958, Miss
Carkoski n o t e d. Several
houses have not yet collected
all their funds.
AUF officials commented
they were "very pleased"
with the present totals.
Chancellor Clifford Hardin
and two students have been
nominated for the two titles
of "Outstanding Nebraskan."
Chancellor Hardin was
nominated for the faculty
award while DickflJasoco and
Dean Jenkins were nominated
for the student title.
The Chancellor was cited as
being instrumental in both
getting the Kellogg Center for
the University and convincing
the Legislature that the bud
get should be increased.
"He has worked tirelessly
in every way possible to pro
mote the University at all
times," the letter said.
Honors Received
Mention of the honors he
has received this year also
was made. These included
being one of 18 educational
leaders selected to the Edi
torial Advisory Board of the
magazine "Overview;" being
elected president of the Amer
ican Association of Land
Grant Colleges and State Uni
Vol. 34, No. 52
Council Request Gets Response;
By Mike Milroy v -Library
hours will be ex
tended. In response to a request
from Student Council, Love
Library will operate on a new
schedule providing an addi
tional 10 hours of evening
study a week. The new sched
ule begins Monday.
New Hours
New hours are: Monday
through Thursdays, open
J - f . k I - -4. i J
Follies tryouts Tuesday night, Kappa
Delta members are putting the finishing
touches on their skit, "Funf Minuten Bren
nen Studenten," or Five Minutes Burn
Student. The skit takes place in Hades
where several university professors find
themselves. In the front row, Sharon
Rogers (left), tells scriptdirector Roberta
Coed Follies
Tryouts Are
Tuesday Eve
Auditions for Coed Follies
will be held in the Student
Union Ballroom from 6:30 to
10 p.m. Tuesday.
Skitmasters must have an
alphabetically typed list of
their entire casts using legal
names, not nicknames. They
must also bring colored
sketches of the planned cos
tumes and scenery.
Groups trying out and their
times are Alpha Chi Omega,
6:30; Alpha Omicron Pi, 6:45;
Alpha Phi, 7; Alpha Xi Delta,
7:15; Chi Omega, 7:30; Delta
Delta Delta, 7:45; Delta Gam
ma, 8.
Gamma Phi Beta, 8:15;
Kappa Alpha Theta, 8:30;
Kappa Delta, 8:45; Kappa
Kappa Gamma, 9; Pi Beta
Phi, 9:15; Sigma Kappa, 9:30;
Zeta Tau Alpha, 9:45; and
Residence Hall, 10.
'Outstanding Nebraskan' Contest
Two Students Eyed
versities . and being quoted
editorially in the Ladies
Home Journal about college
He is also chairman of the
Committee on Institutional
Projects. Abroad, a commit
tee of the American Council
on Education.
The letter nominating
Basoco remarked that "he
had been an outstanding Ne
braskan in every sense of the
word since first entering the
'Worked for Betterment'
"As president of Builders,
associate editor of the Corn
husker and in his other ac
tivities, he has constantly
worked for the betterment of
the school and the' students."
Basoco i s also vice presi
dent of Sigma Delta Chi, pro
fessional journalistic, frater
nity, past secretary of Theta
Xi fraternity and a member
of the Young Democrats ex
ecutive board.
"During his time as a Daily
Will Be Extended in Love
7:50 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.; Fri
days and Saturdays, open
7:50 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.; Sun
days, open 1:30 p.m. to 10:50
The move to get an exten
sion of Library hours began
during October when Fran
Spoeneman, chairman of the
Library committee, asked the
Council to consider proposals
for an extension of the pre
sent hours.
Prepare for
Larry Kilstrup Named
President of Builders
Three Coeds Get F.P. Positions
Larry Kilstrup, junior in
Business Administration, is
the newly elected president
of Builders. '
Public relations vice presi
dent is Sylvia Bathe, ingrid
Leder is vice president in
charge of publications and
Mary Anne Weber is Ag vice
Donald Epp is secretary
and Julianne Kay will serve
as treasurer.
Kilstrup is a member of
Student Council, the IFC po
litical committee, vice presi-
Orchesis Show
Orchesis members will be
featured on a half -hour show
over KUON-TV Friday at 8!
An explanation of dance
techniques also will be given.
Nebraskan columnist, he fear
lessly disclosed all things det
rimental to campus life and
suggested courageous solu
tions to problems."
The letter concluded that
Basoco had "done all this
without thought of personal
gain or achievement."
Outstandingly Average'
Jenkins' letter said that
Jenkins should receive the
award because "he is so un
disputably outstandingly av
erage." "Jenkins is not a high schol
argrade point wise," the
letter said, because he "gave
up grades long ago, and de
cided to settle for learning
something instead."
The letter continued saying
that the outstanding award
should be given because "of
the way an individual ,is a
student because he is a stu
dent, even although without
great scholastic accomplish
ment, or civic conquer or ac-'
tivity ambition "
At that time, it was stated
that extended hours would
necessitate additional police
patrol at the Library since
the downtown position of the
Library would draw "drift
ers." It also would have entailed
pushing the opening hours up
to a later time in the morning
since funds were not avail
able to maintain the same
opening hours and extend the
Rock, "Any grade you can give, I can
give lower," while chorus lines dance in
the background. In the second row, left to
right, are Laura Prokop, Shari Fangman
and Mary Ann Kilanoski, and in the back
row, left to right, are Connie Clark, Nancy
Hollingshead and Joyce Tonniges. The
Follies show will be presented in Pershing
Auditorium Feb. 26, sponsored by AWS.
dent of NUCWA, vice presi
dent of the Business Admin
istration Executive Council
and Young Republicans. He
also belongs to Alpha Kappa
Psi professional fraternity,
Pi Sigma Alpha honorary
and Phi Gamma Delta.
. Miss Bathe, a junior in
Teachers, is a member of the
debate squad, Student Union,
Pi Lambda Theta honorary
and is scholarship chairman
of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Miss Leder's activities in
clude secretary of the Student
Tribunal, Theta Sigma Phi
professional Journalism f r a
ternity, Daily Nebraskan
columnist, Pi Sigma Alpha
honorary, Young Democrats
and scholarship chairman of
Alpha Xi Delta.
She is a junior in Arts and
Miss Weber, a junior in
Agriculture, is treasurer of
Home Ec. Club, librarian of
Phi Upsilon Omicron honor
ary and social chairman of
Alpha Xi Delta.
Epp's activities include Kos
met Klub, Student Council,
Ag Economics Club and
Alpha Zeta honorary. He is
a junior in Agriculture and
a member of FarmHouse.
Miss Kay, a junior in Teach
ers, is chairman of the music
committee of the Student Un
ion and a member of Alpha
Lambda Delta honorary. She
is also a member of Gamma
Phi Beta.
Dick Basoco was 1959 Build
ers president. Other officers
the past year have been Dor
othy Hall, vice president of
publications ; Sally Downs,
vice president of public rela
tions ; Angie Holbert, Ag vice
president; Karen Schuster,
secretary; and Gretchen Sae
ger, treasurer.
Installation of the new of
ficers will be Wednesday.
Grad Club Coffee
The Graduate Club will
have a coffee hour today at j
4 p.m. in the Student Union.
closing hours. Sunday hours
also were sought.
In November the Council
reported that a similar ex:
tension of hours was sought
last year. The extension was
then promised by the Library
as soon as funds could be
found to finance the extension.
Student Poll
This report of the Library
was the result of a student
poll which was placed in
Love. The poll reached more
than 700 students and showed
almost all students polled in
favor of an extension.
In December, Council re
presentatives gathered s t u
dent opinion from thier re
spective colleges and organi
zations in an attempt to form
a valid argument for hours
Council, Tassels and several
Ag organizations were a few
of the reporting groups whose
members favored the pro
posed extension. Students
polled by their college repre
sentatives also were strongly
in favor of the extension.
Frank Lundy, director of
University libraries, s u b
mitted a report to the Council
after receipt of all gathered
evidence supporting the pro
posed extension.
This report stated, in part,
that "if funds can be found
for the purpose we should be
pleased to put the plan into
effect for the spring semes
ter." The extension was reported
to cost $1,890 on the Library
budget, plus police and cus
Order of Finals
Also Discussed
The order of final examina
tions came before fire at the
regular Wednesday Student
Council meeting.
It was mentioned that eight,
nine and 10 a.m. classes held
their' finals on successive
days. Chuck Wilson said that
the majority of classes are
held in the morning and this
present arrangement is not
the most desirable.
Done Purposely
Don Gable, chairman of the
finals committee, reported
that the Registrar's office had
done this purposely to dis
courage too many students
from registering at tnese
hours. In this manner, the
University may insure almost
maximum use of its facilities.
J. B. Fournier said that
this method of deterrent is
not so successful since most
students don't know this when
they register for classes and
the arrangement of classes
they choose is probably what
they consider most .desir
able. John Hoeraer said that the
arrangement of finals is a
sort of punishment that hits
one at the last of the semes
ter. He also asked if the
Registrar's o ffice had any
statistics to prove the effi
ciency of this type of dis
couragement and if, when
confronted by a better meth
od, they would be willing to
change it.
Gable was asked' to look
further into the matter and
report back to the Council
next meeting.
Big Eight Convention
The Council then heard re
ports from the six members
who attended the Big Eight
Student Council Convention
in Kansas City, Mo., during
the holidays.
Bob Krohn, who attended
the discussion group con
cerned with various aspects
of student government, ' re
ported that many topics were
brought before that group.
He said that the student
governments of the different
schools are widely varied,
having from 13-40 members.
Some student governments,
he said, allocated money to
the different campus organi
zations. At the University, however,
the Student Council allows
organizations to maintain
their own treasuries and
merely levy a fee upon these
for funds to operate the Coun
cil. Migration Housing
Furnishing housing for
cheerleaders and rally space
for the opponents during mi-
grations also was discussed.
With this subject, the ex-
Friday, January 8, I960
todial costs for the spring. se
mester. An additional cost of
$472 would be , necessary for
preparation for the first se
mester student examinations,
it said.
Valid Point
The report further stated
that "It is the opinion of
those who are responsible for
Library administration that
the students have a valid
point in criticizing the' eve
ning closing hour.
"The Library's Public Serv
ice Committee would propose
to divide the evening schedule
at 9 p.m. with respect to type
of service offered. Profes
sional service would be avail
able until 9 p.m. From 9
11 p.m. selected students
would be in charge.
"Documents, social studies,
education and reserve would
remain open on the third floor
and humanities, science and
the stairway control desk
would remain open on the
second floor. Borrowing priv
ileges would continue from
the loan desk, reserve desk
and the control desk." .
This report concerning the
extension of hours by Lundy,
a report of opinion collected
by the Council and a recom
mendation by the Council
that hours be extended was
submitted to Administration.
Before Christmas vacation,
Miss Spoeneman received a
letter from James Pittenger,
assistant to the Chancellor,
informing her and the Coun
cil that police patrol costs and
possibilities were b e i n g
looked into.
change of student athletic
tickets was also discussed.
This exchange would offer
opposing universities tickets
at rates which students could
Also mentioned was a Stu
dent Council editorial in the
school newspaper o nee a
week. This editorial would
deal with some aspect of the
Council's work. It was said
that at other schools this had
been tried with good success.
Dick Newman, who partici
pated in the discussion deal
ing with "A p a t h y in Activ
ities," stated in his report
that many factors affect lack
of participation in activities.
Freshmen Activities
It was pointed out in the
discussion that freshmen
couldn't handle activities and
still maintain acceptable
grades during their first se
mester. It was also stated
that of some campus activity
polls, less than 25 per cent
of the entire enrollent was
in activities.
Some solutions offered
were: simplify and publicize
the ways and methods of en
t e r i n g different activities
hold activity forums; check
against discrimination in
groups which select their per
sonnel through interviews;
and have members of honor
aries visit different houses to
explain activities and induce
more students to join. The
use of faculty members to in
fluence and encourage fresh
men in their second semester
also was mentioned.
It was said that activities
could be made better on the
whole by publicizing the ones
that made an active contri
bution to University life and
discontinue those which have
no contribution to make.
Newman also was made
the Big Eight Coordinator for
Nebraska. He will have as
his duty the task of sending
copies of solutions to various
school problems to other Big
Eight schools and the Big
Eight schools will also msui
tain a Central File.
Teacher Evaluations
Winston Wade, who was a
member of the discussion on
"University Needs," reported
that finances occupied the
spotlight there.
Also discussed were teach
er evaluations which other
Big Eight schools now have.
They are in the form of a
standardized sheet which is
distributed to the students.
They then evaluate their
instructors. The sheets go. to
the heads of the departments'
anH aro caiH tn rarru nnncii-
erable weight. Compulsory
ROTC also was discussed