The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 28, 1961, Image 1

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Vol. 74, No. 71
The Nebraskan
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1961
Selleck (
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
If the proposal is adopted
Panhel will appoint a com
mittee to work in coopera
tion with the IFC Greek
Week committee.
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
"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
Don Signor, assistant pro
fessor of Ag Engineering,
will speak on "Problems of
Graduate Research."
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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
Tolay on Campua
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. -
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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."
"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
"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,
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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
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
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
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."