The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 28, 1960, Image 1

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    Are All Colonies
To Disappear
From AfrVa
Within 4-5 Years?
See Page 3
Invitation to. Tour
From a Marvel
Of Architecture
Nebraska's Capitol
See Page 4
Coach Jennings
Takes a Look
At. the Next Year
For the Cornhuskers
Summer Schedule
Union Schedule
Theater Doings
Reading List 1
See Page 4
5L2 See Page 2
Good Monting!
The weather report .
High today near 90
If it helps
It was 3 on Feb. 13
Adventurer in
By The Nebraskan Staff
"The man has a terrible affliction.
He can't move his head up and down, just
."That's not his trouble. He has only a
one-word vocabulary and that word is
So lias run the dialogue between Uni
versity of Nebraska administrators re
1 turning from an unsuccessful hunting trip
for extra departmental dollars in the of
fice of the University's dean of faculties,
Dr. Adam C. Breckenridge.
Part of Breckenridge's duties include
seeing that the University's academic dol
lars are spent for the greatest benefit of
the institution. And there are never
enough dollars to satisfy the desires of a
growing, energetic university.
But n his five years as Dean of Facul
ties, the 44-year-old Breckenridge has
learned to live with the word "no" and to
recognize It as a valuable, if unpleasant,
instrument of office.
A visitor or new faculty member would
'find it difficult to reconcile this descrip
tion with his impression of a pleasant con
versationalist gifted with a ready smile
and a quick jest.
And there are many more dimensions
to this trim, erect naval reserve officer
whose responsibilities for the academic
welfare of the 2.iversity run second only
to the Chancellor's.
Office Boy at Play?
Breckenridge operates from an impres
sive but unpretentious office in the third
floor suite of the Administration Building
reserved for Chancellor Clifford Hardin
and staff.
Glancing from the anteroom through his
open door, it is not unusual to get the
impression' that a nattily-dressed office
boy is at play while the boss is away.
Breckenridge's 5 foot 5 inch, 150 pound
frame appears as though it may be swal
lowed by the encircling dark walnut desk
at any moment.
But when the Dean speaks, the picture
shatters and there is no question that the
speaker carries authority. He chooses his
woids as carefully as a master chess
player determines his move.
Breckenridge, according to his col
leagues, is a perfectionist but not a mar
tinet. ' He expects results and he gets results.
In referring to his principal duties as
"academic trouble shooter" with the fac
ulty, he says:
"The objectives of the faculty are not in
conflict with governing boards of chief
administrators; their goals are identical,
and when conflicts arise they are to be
But iu the next breath he points out:
"I do not believe in administration by
flat no" subscribe to university govern
ment by rule only. An administrator gives
Of Course You Can
Special Classes Double 'Read Ability'
Teaching how NOT to read
is the object of speed read
ing. : -
This may sound contra
dictory, but actually it is
true, according to Paul B.
Henrion, speed reading in
structor at the University of
Nebraska counseling service.
"Because of our early train
ing, most of us read word
by word. We are tied to
words which lead us across
a page causing us to read
many unnecessary things,"
he explained.
Speed reading is skimming.
The object is to get all the
meaning from a given source
without reading it all, "This
means breaking the chains
which bind us to each and
every word," he added.
ftoom 108 Administration
Building is the magic room
where with self-determination
almost anyone can double his
relading rate along with in
creasing reading comprehen
sion. The University counseling
service offers two reading
courses: one for reading com
prehension improvement and
the other for speed reading.
Although these courses ars
of a Wo ' Man
Dean Breckenridge ... an occupational
direction to an organization he doesn't
give orders."
Meshing these philosophies require the
nimble wit and agile tongue of a per
suader. Breckenridge is persuasive and
always has been. As an undergraduate at
Northwest Missouri State Teachers Col
lege, he served as campaign manager for
two candidates for student office both
won. Incidentally, the Dean was the only
itudent his senior year to be honored both
for leadership and scholarship:
Building Team For Education
Unifying a mass of strongly-independent
units into an effective educational team
is another important responsibility car
ried by Breckenridge.
"In an organization such as this, activi
ties must be made cohesive," he believes.
"The various segments must know what
the others are doing and how it affects
Foi that reason, no academic activity
is beneath his attention. His knowledge of
happenings in the various departments
has stunned more than one faculty mem
ber. To keep abreast, Breckenridge puts in
a lot.g work day. He customarily arrives
on the job before 7 a.m. He has always
been an early riser, a habit conditioned
by LL boyhood on a farm and World War
II Naval service. (He wrote his master's
thesis for the University of Missouri and
later a book on Nebraska's Unicameral
Legislature by utilizing quiet early morn
ing hours. His doctor's degree is from
Activities Multilatenal
A quick summary of his activities would
He personally interviews most appli
cants for administrative and academic
positions above the rank of instructor.
Working with Comptroller Joseph Sosh
nik, he helps to- develop criteria for bud
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not available during the sum
mer, both sessions are held
each regular semester. The
non-credit courses are offered
purely on a voluntary basis
without charge.
The classes which last 4-5
weeks, meet twice a week at
different times, Henrion ex
plained. Aid For Studying
Learning to read rapidly
with a lot of comprehension
is important to most college
students, because they gen
erally read at a very slow
rate, according to Henrion.
Going to school is a full
time job. When the average
student must read 7 or more
textbooks a semester in addi
tion 'to personal reading and
other schoolwork and activi
ties, those 40 hours must be
used to the fullest.
Here is where the courses
can help everyone. Both the
slow and the fast 'reader
can become 'more competent.
"Speed reading is a tool,
and as any tool, the. better
one uses it, the more good it
will do," Henrior added.
But how can reading faster
increase one's comprehen
sion? Henrion explains it as "an
' i ' III iQih
active process." Moving from
one . important point to an
other is a more, intense pro
cess and requires more ef
fort, leaving less time to day
dream or to follow the words
This skill can be learned,
and "motivation" is the key
Open To All
The reading improvement
course, under Ronald Richie,
the instructor, is available to
anyone who is interested. .
The speed reading course
which is only open- to faculty,
graduate students, and under
graduates with a grade aver
age of 6.00 or above, is simi
lar that taken by top-level
executives' and officials, ac
cording to Richie.
One of the first things we
must do is to break bad
habits," Richie said. Three
are most common: lip move
ment, , regression (re-reading),
and internal verbaliza
tion, which most people do
whether they realize it or not.
Six small green machines,
accelerators, ar the main
eye motivators.
The reading material is in
serted in a slot, and as the
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New Office
Will Handle
Job Grants
Student tielp
Freshman Work-Scholarships
in an expanded program
will be administered from a
newly created department,
according to Dr. Aubrey For
rest, director of scholarships
and financial aids.
Tht new department, the of
fice of Scholarships and Fi
nancial Aids is working in
conjunction with the Lincoln
junior Chamber of Commerce
to provide off-campus Work
Scholarships for freshmen.
Last fall the new Work
Scholarship program pro
vided part-time jobs in the
Residence Halls, Nebraska
Union, library, and buildings
and grounds for superior but
needy students Dr. Forrest
500 Applicants
Nearly five hundred appli
cations are in for scholar
ships from prospective fresh
men in the upper third of
their classes.
"We expect to have one
hundred fifty jobs on campus
and hope to have an equal
number off campus,!' Dr. For
rest commented.
The Work-Scholarship pro
gram will benefit employers
in three ways according to a
prepared statement on the
program, the student will:
1. Offer more brains per
dollar than most workers.
2. Work evenings and week
ends. 3. Are screened according
to ability, experience and in
terest and are responsible
The Office of Scholarships
and Financial Aids with Dr.
Forrest as director will con
solidate the departments of
loans, scholarships and em
ployment. Dan Pop will be assistant
director in charge of loans
and G. Jane Wendorff will be
assistant director in charge of
Convenience Goal
The purpose of this depart
ment will be "to provide a
single office for students to
go to for financial aid," Dr.
Forrest said.
He said that the office will
have a bulletin board listing
temporary jobs such as baby
sitting and snow shoveling.
Sharon Olson
Read- But How
1 lis mr- .' i:- :ms
Final Workshop
Dr. Samuel Wiggins:
From Monkeys to Gasoline
For Purchasing Department
400,000 gallons of gasoline
. . . 6,000 tons of coal . . .
30,000 pounds of acid ... to
say nothing of 600 mice and
rats and some ' 25 monkeys
These are some of the
items bought annually by the
big business represented by
the University of Nebraska's
Purchasing Department.
Each year the University
spends about $6 million on
school equipment and for
testing and experimental sta
tions connected with the col
lege, according to Eugene O.
Ingram, purchasing agent.
For the scientific labora
tories, the department obtains
some 1000 cases of glass
ware, 600 mice and rats, 25
monkeys and 30,000 pounds of
"Centralized purchasing,"
Ingram said, "is the aim of
the office. It stocks over
2,000 items in its general
stores." These stores include
photographic equipment, du
plicating materials, glass
reproduction, foods, military
supplies, and office and hard
ware goods.
Of the $120,000. inventory,
$91,000. is involved in the
scientific stores, he explained.
Other items purchased by
the department include: 40,
000 bushels of corn for re
search, 6,000 tons of coal,
400,000 gallons of gas, three
cars of mimeograph paper,
three cars of offset paper,
four cars of book paper, four
million envelopes, one car of
paper towels, four cars of!
tries one of the machines that
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Dr. Waltef Cocking
Eugene Ingram
furniture, 75 typewriters, 25
adding machines, 15 calcula
tors, 28,000 lamps, and 200
Ingram estimates that
4,400 cases of canned goods
were boi,TV,t 'ist year, at a
cost of $25,000.
Besides me University, the
Purchasing Department buys
items for the College of Medi
cine, Omaha; the Nebraska
School of Agriculture, Curtis;
Fort Robinson Beef Cattle Re
search station, Crawford;
North Platte Experimental
Station; Scottsbluff Experi
mental Station, Mitchell; Box
Butte Experimental Farm,
Alliance; Genoa Foundation
Seed Farm, Genoa; North
East Nebraska Farm, Con
cord; and Union Fruit Farm,
Union. 1
hastens reading.
Session Report
One-half plus one
That's hotv long
The summer school
Has been in session
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1960
July 6-7
Plan Set for
Creative Teaching: a source
of educational strength.
With this theme, the third
and final workshop of the All
Teachers Conference will
open July 6.
The workshop, sponsored by
the Teachers College in coop
eration with the Nebrsaka De
partment of Education and
The Nebraska State Educa
tion Association, will include
such speakers as Dr. Walter
Cocking, Dr: Kenneth, R. Per
ry, and Dr. Samuel Wiggins
in a series of speeches and
panel discussions.
Experienced Speakers
Cocking, past state commis
sioner of education and recent
editor of School Executive, is
the author of The American
School and As I See It. His
address, "Schools of Tomor
row," will be given at the
first session held on Wednes-,
Perry, past supervisor of In
dustrial Arts at Colorado
State College, is presently the
Chairman, Division of the
Arts at Colorado State Col
lege. He is a member of Kap
pa Delta Pi, honorary in ed
ucation; Epsilon Pi Tau, hon
orary in Industrial Arts; and
Phi Delta Kappa, education
honorary. , ,
Wiggins is Acting Dean of
Insruction at George Peabody
College and is a member of
Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa
Phi Kappa, educational fra
ternities. He will speak on
"Creative Teaching in Prac
tice." Reservations at Union
Two of the sessions will be
held during a dinner on July
6 and a luncheon on July 7.
Reservations should be made
with the Nebraska Union by
July 5, according to Mrs. Nor
ma Casement of the Teachers
The workshop is open to all
students enrolled in Teachers
College, teachers presently
studying on campus and all
teachers working in the Lin
coln area.
Auditing fee is $3.00 per
week and registrations should
be submitted immediately, ac
cording to the Workshop Sem
inar bulletin.
SAC Night
Date Shifted
The date for SAC nieht.
sponsored by the Nebraska
Union, has been changed to
July 11, according to Mrs.
McNeil of the Union Activi
ties office.
The tour of the Lincoln Air
Force Base was originally
scheduled for July S, said
Mrs. McNeil, "but many peo
ple came to the office and
asked that the date be change
to a time other than Friday,
when so many plan to go
home for the weekend," she
The program will be the
same, she said, except a tour
will be taken through a tank
er instead of a B47 as was
announced earlier.
Colonial Room
Opened by Union
The Nebraska Union opened
the Colonial Dining room for
summer service Monday.
The dining room, deccrated
on a colonial theme, will be
open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
daily. Reservations may be
made, but are not necessary.
The dining room, which ac
comodates 56 people, features
waiter service.
"It is ideal for business and
small conference luncheons,"
according to Allen N. Bennett,
managing director of th