The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 09, 1960, Image 1

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By Nancy Brown
Only one year of physical
education courses will be
required for degrees in the
College of Arts and Sci
ences effective next Sep
tember. Ths faculty of the college
passed the resolution, which
was recently approved by
the Board of Regents in an
informal session.
Talked About
"We've been talking
about the degree require
ments for over a year,"
explained Walter Militzer,
dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences. "Last March,
the college faculty voted
to abolish the requirement
completely, but the Re
gents asked us to recon
sider," he stated.
"I regret that this change
was made but at the same
time I'm happy that they've
seen the importance of
keeping physical education
in the Arts and Sciences
curriculum," said Dr. Dud
ley Ashton, chairman of
Suggestions Heeded
Council Adopts Plan
For Self-Evaluation
By Norm Beatty
Three parts of a four-point self-evaluation plan was
adopted Wednesday by the Student Council to determine
areas for possible improvement.
The proposals, introduced by John Hoerner, were brought
about when the Council "received suggestions in the Nebras
kan, from students, and from its own members concerning
its organization, purposes and procedures," Hoerner said.
One part of Hoerner's plan,
point number three, was re
jected as' the Council voted
for each point separately. The
three point program approved
includes the following:
Point One:
1. "That the president ap
point a committee, not ne
cessarily composed of Coun
cil members, to study the
representation on the Student
Council' with an eye toward
suggesting revisions which
would make Council members
more responsible toward the
itudents who elect them.
"a. This would include a
study of the geographical re
presentation such as that at
Kansas University.
"b. This would also Include
the study of a system where
the number of students voting
from each area of representa
tion determines the amount
of representation accorded
that area."
President Ken Tempero
named Bill ConnelL Dave My
ers, Mylin Filkins and Neil
Ferguson of the Council to
the committee called for in
point one of the proposal.
Tom Eason, Rod Ellerbush
and Russ Edeal, non-council
members, were also named
to this committee by Tem
pero. Point Two:
"2. That the president ap
point a committee not com
posed entirely of .Council mem
bers to study the purposes of
the Council as outlined in the
constitution to ascertain whe
ther or not a change is needed
or desired by the student
body or the University."
Tempero appointed Don
Epp, John Hoerner and Chip
Kuklin to the point two com
mittee. He asked that any in
terested students contact him
for membership on the com
mittee. Point Three i
point three was defeated by
Council vote.
It called for each Council
member to bring at least one
guest to attend the weekly
meeting of the Council. The
stated objective of this point
was to "increase the first
hand knowledge of the Coun
cil and generally increasing
Interest in its actions."
. Most members seemed to
Will Hear
Dr. Glenny
The Nebraska legislature
will hear two reports on high
er education, perhaps this
month, said Sen. Richard
Marvel, chairman of the Leg
islative Council committee on
higher education.
The reports are those of
Dr. Lymen Glenny, hired by
the committee to make a de
tailed study of the status of
Nebraska's institutions of
higher learning.
Glenny is expected to ap
pear before the executive ses
sion of the committee next
week to give an oral review
of his final ideas. The full
report accompanied by
recommendations will appear
in printed form near the end
of January, Glenny hopes.
The committee on higher
education will study Glenny's
report and will make recom
mendations of its own, Mar
vel said. i '
the Department of Worn
"en's Physical Education.
Dr. Ashton stated her be
lief that both Teacher's Col
lege and the Department
of Home Economics would
keep the two-year require
ment as it -now stands.
Undergraduate students,
most, affected by this
change will be the women.
This is because male stu
dents are required to com
plete four semesters of
credit in military, naval or
air science in the first two
years of University. ,
Men Included
Men exempted from mili
tary science for reasons of
conscientious objec
tion, physical disability or
other causes, will also be
required to complete only
one year of physical edu-
. A large number of the
University's female popu
lation is enrolled in the
College of Arts and Sci
ences. Women students are
presently required to take
a course in physical edu-
feel such a proposal was un
necessary as any. student at
tending the University is all
ready invited to attend any or
all meetings of the Council.
Point Four:
"4. That the chairman of
every Council committee sub
mit in writing to the Council
minutes of each committee
meeting showing meeting
place, beginning and adjourn
ing time, those present and a
brief outline of action taken.
"These minutes would not
be read to the Council unless
necessary for Council approv
al of action but' would be in
serted in the minutes as an
official record of that com
mittee available to any stu
dent. Also these minutes com
piled into one folder at the
years' end would be valuable
to succeeding chairmen."
This proposal was approved
by the Council.
Choral Union
To Present
The Choral Union, a 500
voice choir, will present the
well known religious oratorio
"The Messiah," at 3 p.m.
Sunday in the Coliseum.
Professor Earl Jenkins, di
rector of the University Sing
ers, will direct the choir and
To enable faculty and mar
ried students to attend "The
Messiah," the Student Union
is sponsoring a children's
Christmas party beginning at
2:30 p.m. This party will be
complete with Santa Claus,
candy, cartoons and children's
A Christmas coffee hour
will be held in the Union fol
lowing the Messiah presenta
tion. At 5 p.m., the traditional
tree-lighting ceremonies will
be held north of the Union.
Prior to the lighting of the
tree, Wesley Foundation choir
director Dick Morris and
members of Sinfonia, men's
music fraternity, will lead the
public in the singing of carols.
Hungary Revolt
Effects Related
"In Italy 500,000 commu
nists quit the party and in
France hundreds of thous
ands of communists did the
same," said Edmond Lazar,
"because of the shocking
event? during the Hungarian
Revolution in 1956."
Speaking Thursday at the
afternoon presentation of the
documentary film "Hungary
Aflame," Lazar explained the
effect of the revolution in
which 100,000 died and 2,000
were executed, on world poli
tics. "The Kremlin came to real
ize that in case of war the
Russians couldn't count on
satellite co-operation or trust
their communist leaders in
these countries," said Lazar.
"In the dominated coun
tries of the Iron Curtin, the
people's trust for the West
was shaken."
"Hungary Aflame" was
presented in the Student Un
ion by the Talks and Topics
committee and explained the
background surrounding the
events of that revolution in
an hour long film.
cation each semester of
their freshman and sopho
more years, if they are en
rolled in the colleges of
Arts and Sciences', Teach
ers, Business Administra
tion or Agriculture. '
The professional colleges
of law and medicine and
the colleges of architecture
and engineering do not have
physical education require
ments at present.
Elimination of physical
education requirements by
the college will not mean
elimination of courses be
cause students may elect
two more semesters for
credit toward degrees. The
two semesters which will
be required must be com
Vol. 74, No. 44
.Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Robert Knoll, associate
professor of English, ad
dressed the Thursday eve-
Fire Safety
Would Cost
Effect 85 Buildings
By Gretchen Shellberg
A list of "directives" issued
to the University by State
Fire Marshal Joseph Divis
would cost $1,619,000, accord
ing to NU business manager
Carl' Donaldson.
Donaldson quoted this fig
ure in a University budget
hearing before Gov. Dwight
Burney Thursday.
Nothing was included in the
present budget, drawn up in
1959, to meet these additional
changes, according to Donald
son. University comptroller Dr.
Joseph Soshnik told the gov
ernor he had "no idea" how
the problem would be met.
Unchallenged Compliance'"
The estimate of $1,619,000
in fire safety changes implied
"unchallenged compliance"
on the part of the University
to all the fire marshal's rec
ommendations. They included
installation of fire sprinkler
systems in many University
buildings and automatic fire
detection devices.
The stricter fire regula
tions came as a result of up
grading the state fire code
following the Chicago grade
school fire in 1958. The fire
safety changes were recom
mended by the fire marshal
to go into effect by last Sep
tember. "This was impossible be
cause they needed further
engineering study," said Don
aldson. Another factor was
that the present budget did
not' allow for even the ap
proximated minimum cost of
$800,000, he indicated.
Not Comparable
The $800,000 figure would
not cover directives in "chal'
lenged" areas which would
not apply to the University,
according to Donaldson, "be
cause a university campus is
not strictly comparable with
elementary schools, which
authors of the state code con
sidered uppermost."
Under the new fire laws,
University buildings erected
as recently as 1954 and ap
proved by the fire marshal's
office at that time, would
need additional changes.
According to Donaldson,
there were 37 buildings on
the city campus, 30 on Ag
campus,' nine in Omaha, six
in Curtis and three in North
Platte that would be effected
by the directives.
Made Annually
Fire safety improvements
are made annually on the
NU buildings, he ' told the
hearing. Money comes from
the institutional building
fund and current mainte
nance cash.
Later Donaldson told the
Nebraskan that the Unicam
eral would probably decide
on additional funds to meet
the fire requirements. This
would possibly 'come from a
future University budget.
"The University employs a
full time safety and health
engineer on campus," Don
aldson said. "We asked the
state fire marshal to inspect
the campuses and make sug
gestions to meet the ever-
changing safety require
pleted before the end of
the junior year.
. No Requirement Change
This change in the num
ber of semesters of physi
cal education required will
not change the requirement
of which individual sports
must be taken. Under the
present system, 8 weeks
each must be taken of body
mechanics, swimming, and
a group activity which
could be dancing or any
"In this current age we
have so much nervous ten
sion. The fact that physical
education can relieve this
tension has been verified in
reports made by students,"
Dr. Ashton explained.
ning meeting of Phi Beta
Kappa at which David Mc
Conahay, Milton Moline, San-
New University Phi Beta Kappas are (standing, left)
Sanford Schuster and David McConahay and (seated
Milton B. Moline and Norman J. Shaffer.
Eligible Bachelor
Candidates Due
Names of candidates for
Eligible Bachelor to be pre
sented in the 1961 CORNHUS
KER must be in the Corn
husker office today.
Each house receives one
candidate for every 25 Corn
huskers they have sold.
Candidates must meet Uni
versity eligibility require
ments and be in school for
the entire 1960-61 school year.
Judges will select the candi
dates on appearance, person
ality and appeal to the oppo
site sex. They should not be
engaged or pinned.
Interviews will be held on
Nebraska's rate of enroll
ment increase was three per
cent rather than three hun
dredths per cent as stated in
Wednesday's Daily Nebras
kan. This figure compares with
the five and five tenths per
cents average increase of the
University Foundation Collects
Center Pledges Totaling $770 fill
By Jerry Lamberson
Since the drive for funds
for the Nebraska Center for
Continuing Education began
in 1958, a total of $770,011.51
has been collected, according
to Herb Potter, director of
the University Foundation.
The total amount pledged,
$1,104,535,72, could je paid
over a period of four years.
This period will end in 1961,
according to Potter.
Another $1,200 pledged is
past due, he said. Of this
amount, $241 was pledged by
Students. The University
Foundation is making every
effort to collect all the
money, he said. No one is
allowed to cancel his pledge.
The total number of pledges
was 2,624 and only one per
son has .entirely refused to
for Arts cc Sciences
"Physical education is
really a preparation for
family living," she con
tinued. "Since in the future
we will have less than a
40 hour week, physical ed
ucation helps students to
acquire interests and skills
which they will use in their
leisure time."
To back up this point,
Dr. Ashton quoted a state
ment which was made by
the American Medical As
sociation, that people of all
ages need moderate forms
of -activity.
Same Faculty Number
"I don't anticipate much
of a change in the enroll
ment for physical education
classes. Because of this, I
Lincoln, Nebraska
ford Schuster and Norman
Shaffer were elected mem
bers of the organization.
Colloquiem. mathematics. "Al
most Periodic Solutions of Systems of
Differential Equations." by Prof. George
Seifert, 4 p.m.. 209 Burnett Hall.
N Club Dinner Dance, 6:30 p.m.. Stu
dent Union ballroom.
Holiday Party, Graduate and Profes
sional Students Assn.. s p.m.. Union
Party rooms.
Sheep Health Clinic. 10 a.m.. Veterin
ary Science Building.
Bred Ewe sale, 1 p.m., Horse Bam.
Wrestling, Nebraska vs. Kansas State.
7:30 p.m.. Coliseum.
Military Ball, a p.m., Pershing Audi
torium. Sunday:
Children's Christmas Party, 2:30 to
4:30 p.m.. Pan American room. Stu
dent Union.
"The Messiah." 3 p m Coliseum.
Christmas Coffee Hour, 4:30 p.m.. Stu
dent Union.
Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m., 14th
and S Streets.
Address Change?
All students who have a
change in their addresses
are. asked to report the
change to the office of the
Registrar before Christ
mas vacation and no later
than the first day following
vacation, according to Dr.
Floyd Hoover, registrar.
"We must have any
change in addresses now to
end trades out to the stu- t
dents. Those grades belong
to the students and we are
bending In every direction
to help them," Hoover said.
pay the amount he pledged,
Potter said.
More than $10,000 of the
funds for the Nebraska Cen
ter, scheduled to be com
pleted in June, has been con
tributed by University Stu
dents. Potter said the amount was
"quite creditable for a stu
dent level."
He said the whole idea
began when the University
Foundation began canvass
ing the state for funds in an
effort to reach a $1,142,000
total goal that would match
with the $1,856,000 given by
the Kellogg Foundation. Mrs.
Hazel Abel gave the drive
a boast when she made an
effort among the women's
clubs which in turn did so
liciting in the sororities, Pot
ter said. (
In the fall of 1958 Univer
don't see that there will be
any change in the number
of faculty in the depart
ment," stated Dr. Ashton.
"I also believe that
'many girls will take extra
semesters of physical edu
cation as electives," said
Dr. Ashton.
Students who have al
ready had two semesters of
physical education and are
not planning to graduate
from the College of Arts
and Sciences in January or
June, 1961, will have com
pleted their requirement.
In the past, requests for
physical education require
ments were made by the
colleges of Business Ad
ministration and Agricul
Three of the newly elected
members of the top scholas
tic honorary society for lib-
Steal Tree
Christmas 'Spirit'
Costs Pledges $160
By Karen Long
A Christmas tree which
stood in Pioneer House for
two days has been confiscat
ed by City police with an
added assessment of $160 to
Pioneer House members.
The tree which was ob
tained by pledges, according
to house president Bob Gol
ka, was. chopped from a
spruce at Wyuka Cemetary
Sunday night.
Each of the six pledges
who were involved were
fined $10 apiece "for remov
ing cemetary property" ac
cording to Captain Robert
Sawdon of the Lincoln Police
department. He also said the
boys were assessed an addi
tional $100 to help replace
damages in the cemetary.
Tree Confiscated
The tree was confiscated
by Police through "confiden
tial leads" late Sunday night
around 11 p.m., according to
Captain Sawdon.
Sawdon said the Lincoln
police searched the Pioneer
house until they found evi
dence of the tree and ascer
tained through questioning
that one of the boys was ac
tually involved. They took
him to the Police station
where he was put in jail.
At around 2 a.m. the next
morning the remaining .five
Pioneer members turned
themselves in to the Police.
They, along with the first
pledge in jail, were released
by a Lincoln attorney after
being booked on an open
charge, according to Sawdon.
Appeared Monday
According to Bob Golka,
house president, the tree ap
peared in the living room
Monday morning. It re
mained there until late Tues- j
day night.
According to Golka it was
not there on Wednesday
morning. He was curious and
inquired. The answer he re
ceived was that someone had
been warned that police had
been "tipped off" and they
had gotten rid of it. He said
(Please see page 4)
sity Builders decided to start
a canvas of the campus so
that students could contri
bute to the fund also. This
started the boom in sudden
The total amount received
so far by the foundation has
been invested into good se
curity and $36,000 interest
lias been collected at the
In all, $50,000 interest is
expected to be collected be
fore all the pledges are due
to the University, said Pot
ter. This interest will probably
also go in the Nebraska
Center fund, he said.
The University Foundation
will begin turning over some
of the funds to the University
comptroller in the spring, he
ture, but no final action
was taken.
The action changing the
requirement for physical
education is part of an
overall program being con
ducted to critically exam
ine everything in the group
requirements, Militzer ex
plained. Other parts of this
revision went into effect
last September, which in
clude the option of having
minors or a major and one
"strong" minor.
Militzer emphasized that
this was not a slant against
the importance of physical
education; the change is
simply part of a general
reshaping of the degree requirements.
Friday, Dec. 9, 1960
eral arts students are seniors
and one is a graduate stu
dent. McConahay, who is a pre
medical major, will graduate
in June with the plan of
entering Northwestern Uni
versity's medical school.
Moline is majoring in
speech and will graduate at
mid-term. He served four
years in the Air Force prior
to entering college.
Schuster is a graduate stu
dent in physics. He received
his bachelor's degree last
summer and plans to receive
his Master's degree in 1962.
Shaffer is majoring in phi
losophy and history and will
graduate in February. He
has served 3Vfe years in the
Air Force.
Dr. Knoll, who spoke on
"The Demise of English Lit
erature in A m e r i c a,"
claimed that English litera
ture is losing ground for two
principal reasons a distinc
tion to regard literature with
the 'seriousness that other
generations regarded it; and
the fact that English litera
ture is being pushed out of
its former eminence by the
rise of new American litera
ture. He explained that English
literature has ceased to be
our literature. "It praises
what we cannot praise and
neglects what we most re
spect. English literature has
receded to a status not un
like that of French, Italian,
and German literature r a
foreign body whose primary
function is to educate us, to
show by contrast what we
ourselves are."
Dr. Knoll said that in his
opinion, American literature
is the most important sub
ject taught in any depart
ment of English.
"But a decent study of
American literature and of
American culture is difficult
if not impossible without de
tailed and prolonge study
of English literature."
For Growth
University Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin said Thursday
that $1.5 million of the pro
posed $30,701,893 general fund
budget would be earmarked
as a "growth and develop
ment" budget which would
serve to attract additional
outside funds and new indus
try for the state.
Hardin and other Univer
sity officials and Regents pre
sented their biennial budget
request for 1961-1963 to Gov.
Dwight Burney yesterday.
The total request in general
fund money ($30,701,893) rep
resents an increase of 22 per
cent over the 1959-61 appro
priation request.
. Chancellor Hardin pointed
out that growth and develop
ment dollars have attracted
industrial and research, a c-
tivities to other universities
all over the country. They are
attracted by the universities'
academic staffs, whose serv
ices they need.
He cited two new fields in
which the University plans to
expand experimentation, wea
ther modification and nuclear
The "growth and develop
ment" dollars would provide
a "margin of excellence"
which has an influence on
outside groups which offer
grants to schools, Hardin said.