The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 28, 1961, Image 1
UNIVERSITY OF NE8R, , lir?PftriY Vol. 74, No. 71 The Nebraskan Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1961 Selleck ( Surfacing In Doubt Lot Improvement Dependent on Funds By Norm Beatty With one-half of the Selleck parking lot resurfaced- and beautified, the paving of the other half (shown in picture) is still in Moubt. Jim Pittenger, assistant to the Chancellor, said Monday that the improvement of the north side was dependent up on "the availibility of funds next summer." Such funds for surfacing would come from the Univer sity budget or the p a r k i n g fees collected from students over the school year. Major parking improvements are the purpose of the funds collected from parking violations, P i.t- tengcr said. Although Pittenger said he did not know what the cost of resurfacing would be for the north side, the south side (completed at a cost of nearly $20,000) has an eight inch rock based, asphalt hardtop surface with a cen ter area landscaped with shrubery and trees. It also has lighting that the north side does not have at the present time. "We hope to be able to con tinue with the orderly develop ment of the campus," Pitten ger said. He added that the Selleck lot is one that "needs improvement." The only drawback of im proving the lot would be the number of spaces lost. It was estimated that the south lot lost 99 spaces when it was resurfaced last summer. Although there hasn't been enough snow fall this winter to make a "true study" of the benefits of the lot, Pit4 tenger noted that the asphalt lot has "kept a lot of students out of the mud." If funds are available for this continued resurfacing of the remainder of Selleck parking lot, the shrubbery, lighting and other features that would i m p r o ve the permanent" lot, would be in cluded, according to Pitten ger. Board of Regent Legislative Bill Reading Set A bill amending provisions related to the appointment of Board of Regents members; has been scheduled for final! reading in the Legislature. March 2. j The proposal is LB52 intro-i duced by Sen. Joe Vosoba of Wilbcr. It requests that the gover nor be required rather than permitted to fill vacancies on the Board of Regents, and that the persons appointed shall serve "for the unexpired term." Red Cross Talks Field Purpose The purposes and functions of the different fields of Red Cross will be depicted Wednesday night at a special Red Cross mass meeting. A skit will be presented to explain each committee and the purpose and importance of Red Cross, according to Kitty McDonald, mis tress of ceremonies f o r the special meeting. A total of IS committees will participate in the meet ing tomorrow from 7-8 p.m. in rooms 232 and 234 Student Union. Included in the 15 commit tees are the following: State Hospital adults. State Hospi talchildren, transportation. Veteran's HospiUL orphan ages, special projects, handi crafts, leadership, Junior Red Cross, water safety, en tertainment, publicity, adult activities, orthopedic and membership. Miss McDonald asked that all board members, assist ants, committee members and anyone interested in Red Cross and its functioning to at. 2nd the meeting. Any stu dent desiring to join Reds Cro.-s may do so at this time, she added. l,, s ,4 v , ftp m t , , t fcjT- ' I This large, dead tree stump has fooled many a late comer to campus searching for that last parking spot within the mud and bumps of the north Selleck parking lot. University Gives Approval For Interstate Highway By Nancy Whitford t The University has given formal approval to Interstate Highway Scheme E which brings traffic across the Missouri Pacific Railroad and terminates at 9th and 10th and R. The action came at a public hearing in the Supreme Court chambers Monday morning. Vernon Meyers, director of j the University division of planning and. construction, who testified on' behalf of the University, noted that Scheme E "removes objections which FaragnJitudwt.TQtirAKWit to an earlier plan known AH foreign students inter ested in the Foreign Student Tour are to meet in the Stu dent Union this afternoon. The time and place of the meeting will be posted on the Union daily calendar, according to Sherry Turner. IFC Asks Panhelleiiic Participation The IFC has asked Pan hellenic to participate jointly with campus fraternities in the annual IFC Greek Week, set for April 17-23. An IFC proposal was dis tributed among Panhellenic Council members Monday suggesting the joint program. It presented the tenative schedule for Greek Week. The proposal described the week as designed to re-evaluate, re-dedicate and publi cize the principals and ideals of the Greek system. The schedule will include exchange dinners, discussion sessions, faculty luncheons, alumnae speakers, commun ity service projects and Greek games. No action will be taken by Panhel concerning the pro posal until it has been pre sented to all the sorority chapters by their repsenta Uves and voted upon by the houses. If the proposal is adopted Panhel will appoint a com mittee to work in coopera tion with the IFC Greek Week committee. SHARPSHOOTERS Pictured above is the top Army ROTC rifle team in the United States. Representing the University, the team, consisting of (left to right) Sgt. Francis T. Wolche-1 ski, coach, and cadets Marvin cox, coniey Cleveland, tf liam Holland. Howard McXiff and Thomas Berry, won the National ROTC Rifle Championship trophy. Sore spot Scheme E the University bad previously held." "We feel the planning group has more than cooperated with the University requests," he said. Cihnma 1? ic Mmnarohlp in as Scheme A which University officials said would curtail the growth of the school. Scheme E also was endorsed by the Lincoln Chamber, of Commerce with the plea that the work "continue as rapidly as possible." No opposition was voiced on the measure although several questions were raised as to how the route would affect specific businesses and prop erty. Commission Also Favors Scheme E The St a t e Highway Ad visory Commission has given unanimous approval to the In terstate Highway Scheme E which has been approved by the University. The Commission met in reg ular session Monday after noon following a public hear ing on the Interstate earlier in the day. The proposal will ' now be sent to Governor Morrison and the U.S. Bureau of Pub lic Roads for approval. ASAE Meeting The student branch of American Society of Agri cultural Engineers will hold a meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 208 Ag Engineering Building. Don Signor, assistant pro fessor of Ag Engineering, will speak on "Problems of Graduate Research." pfrior n ? A i I. I I II AJaws i v - , I C.y Liif 1 Ply ' ROUTE 180 SCHEME E Kearney Wins Debate Tourney Kearney State Teachers College again was the winner of the' University Sweepstakes Award at the annual Univer sity, sponsored debate and discussion conference. This is the second con secutive year that Kearney has won the award. They scored a total of 254 points en route to the Sweepstakes tro phy. They were followed by William Jewell College; Kan sas State Teachers College; Northwestern College, and Central College. The senior division debate trophy went to William Jewell College and the junior divi sion to Kansas State College at Pittsburg. The University of Nebraska, plays host to the 45 colleges and universities in nine states, but does not make it self eligible to receive the awards. Tolay on Campua Tuesday: Mathematics colloquim, 3 p.m., 209 Burnett Faculty Recital. 7:30 p.m. Student Union ballroom j Community beaut' 3twf : conference, 9 a.m. to 2:30. p.m., Student Union ballroom English Class Provides Chance To Raise Skills To College Standards By Eleanor Billings English X, a correspond ence course being offered by the University Extension Di vision, is the "finest oppor tunity a student could have to bring his English ability up to college standards," ac cording to Lester W. Harvey, supervisor of Pre-College In struction at the Extension Di vision. The course is being offered for the first time this semes ter in place of English A, he said. v The idea of the course is to set up facilities for the Eng lish X students to counsel with a qualified English teach er. To achieve this, four hours of lab are held each week which the student may attend but it is not compulsory. The only time the student must come to lab is during exams. The labs are set up to be convenient to both students and teacher. Mrs. Reckewey is currently teaching English X. There are six units of work in the course. An exam is given at the end of each unit. - Non-Credit English X is a non-credit course in language usage of fered for students who do not qualify for upper level Eng lish courses on the basis of their entrance exams, or fail to successfully complete up per level English courses. The course is designed to bring them up to college level. A number of high school students have heard about the course and are taking it in preparation for college, Harvey said. There are eight students registered for the course, he added. This English course fills any gaps left from high school and "levels the student's plane of accomplishment," Harvey said. Low Ability If a student's English abil ity is too low to allow him to take Colleee English, the Uni versity will allow him to ma triculate m other courses ana take non-credit English cour ses until his ability is up to University standards, Harvey said. "The University is auite len ient in this respect," Harvey said. "Most larger scnoois, such as those in the East, would say no to any student who failed the English en trance exams," he added. If a student has the ability, the University will still give him the opportunity to stay in colleee and have another chance at the entrance exam after he has shown interest and ability to improve, he explained. "And what better way for them to demonstrate this ability than to utilize the course offered by the Exten sion Division," Harvey said, "and courses such as Eng lish X." The University, since it is a state institution, goes an extra mile to provide the stu dent with the chance to catch up in English, said Harvey. Entrance Exams It bases their acceptance of students on entrance exams they have established instead of the College Entrance Ex amination Board test used by many schools. Students with poor oacK ground in English can hold up classwork. therefore the Uni versity wants to make sure any student who takes a cred it English course can do the work. Students for English B and the upper level courses are selected on the basis of the Engineer Expert Lectures Today "Advances in Computer Speed and Miniaturization," is the topio of a speech to be given tonight by a leading ex pert in the field of electrical engineering. Dr. Claude E. Waltson is scheduled to talk at 7:30 p.m. in 217 Ferguson Hall. ' His appearance is spon sored by the American Insti tute of Electrical Engineers ME), the student Institute it Radio Engineers (IRE) and the professional IRE. entrance tests, but if a stu dent receives aborde r-line grade on the entrance exam and .good ability in other areas, he is often allowed to take higher level English. This selective process which the junior division has worked out and put into effect, is the reason enrollment in English A has continually gone down in the past few years, Harvey said. The number of students who fail to pass English B has not increased with the addition of these borderline people, said Harvey. Decrease of Students Since the number of students who enrolled in English A has decreased very significantly, the University felt it could not justify a non-credit col lege level course such as Eng lish A due to the cost and time involved. Thus, English X was established. The manual used in English X, which is designed espe cially for courses of this kind, was written by a team of three leading educators. Two of these are from Nebraska. The authors are Mary L. Mie lenz, professor of secondary education and supervisor of English in University High School; Dean A. Worcester, professor of Educational Psy chology and Measurements, Emeritus, University of Ne braska and Fred T. Wil helms, San Francisco State College. The text is called "Remed ial Language Usage." The course itself is called "lang uage usage" and carries five high school credits. In the text and.syllabus, as signments are clearly set out with study suggestions and exercises in which the stu dent can apply what he read. "Basically the course is a foundation of correspondence study combined with tutor ing," said Harvey. Equal Recognition English X is being handled much the same as other cour ses in the correspondence pro gram and will be accorded the same prestige and recog nition which other correspond- Gov. Morrison Compliments Ag Vision Governor Frank Morrison complimented the College of Agriculture for its vision in many areas and the close li aison which exists between the College and the people who make their living agri culture. Speaking before the open ing meeting of the Dean's Advisory Council Monday who gathered to discuss the College's entire program, the Governor said, "Such cooper ation between the University and industry is essential to progress." At the same time Governor Morrison reminded the Coun cil not to lose sight of the fact that the basic purpose of agriculture is the production of food. The Governor declared, "We haven't scratched the surface in potential industrial uses for agricultural prod ucts, but we should not lose sight of the fact that the ba sic purpose of agriculture is to produce food." Hunger "Sixty per cent of the world's population go to bed hungry every night," said Morrison. "We haven't come to grips in solving the world's trade problem which could aid in the distribution of food." "If we don't make a con scious effort to solve these problems, the Communists will move in and do a sales job at least to convince peo ple that they have the an swers to the food and other problems," he said. "Every industry in Ameri ca has a sta';e in solving our world food and trade prob lems. As we increase the ca- pacify to censmne, people are aMe to consume more j foodstuffs and, eventually, j (continued to page 4) ence courses enjoy. The stu dent works at his own speed, but must complete the course in one semester, said Har vey. If it appears that a student is weak in a specific area, the teacher may help by rec ommending books of pamph lets which may be helpful. Nine thousand students art currently studying with the Extension Division, accord ing to Harvey. Credit earned here transfers as high school credit almost anywhere, said Harvey. Students Becoming Careful? Student Health Lists Less Accidents Is it possible that Univer sity students are becoming more careful as far as acci dents are concerned? According to Student Health accident reports, this may well be the case as 224 less accidents have been recorded to date as compared with one year ago. Dr. Samuel Fuenning, di rector of Student Health, at tributed the decrease partial ly to the mild winter. He ex plained that many of the ac cidents occurring during the w inter months are due to slip pery conditions. He also noted a great de crease of injuries reported in the months of September and October. He explained many of these accidents are caused by injuries obtained in intra mural activities. However, since the actual breakdown of monthly injuries for the vari ous months has not yet been compiled for the year, it is impossible to tell in which specific area the injury reduc tion has been greatest. The total monthly compari sons for 1959-60 and 1960-61 are: 195940 196041 September 66 18 October 158 98 November 109 102 December 59 47 January 79 38 February 93 56 fto date) When an injured student is treated at the Health Center, he is required to fill out an accident report. This report gives an indication of what the student was doing when he was injured, where he was and a description of the acci dent. Eight specific accident groupings may then be com piled from all accident re ports received at S t a d e t Health during the me nth. These areas include: intercol legiate sports, intramural sports, physical education, unorganized sports, traffic ac cidents (vehicular and pedes trian), on the job injury and others. Of the number injured, Stu dent Health reports approxi mately 50 are covered by insurance. The majority of those insured hold Student Health Insurance. Faculty Members Present Recital Three faculty members of the University music depart ment will present a recital tonight at 7:30 in the Student Union ballroom. The featured members will be Prof. Donald Lentz, flute; H. Joseph Owens, trombone and Prof. Thomas Fritz, ac companist. Miss Joyce John son of Ralston, trumpet and Prof. Jack Snider, French horn, will assist in the recital. The group will play "Son ata in F" and "Sonata in E flat." Lentz will play two solo numbers, "Petite Piece" and "Sicilienne et Burlesque," and Owens will perform "In termezzo, Opus 53" and "Son ata, Opus 59" as his solos. i Miss Johnson, Snider and i 0vens will play "Trio for j Trumpet, Horn, and Trom 1 bone."