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Vol. 74, No. 94
The .Nebraskan
Tuesday, April 18, 1961
Hardin Presents Budget;
Salary Hike Requested
Three major areas of the
proposed $30.6 million Univer-
sity budget salaries; retire
ment funds and utilities were
presented to the Unicameral
budget committee for study
Monday by Chancellor Clif
ford N. Hardin.
Hardin said the four aims
of the request, which repre
sents a $3.6 million increase
over the present biennium,
were to "hold our present
ground, activate a $900,000
vested retirement program
sustain the advancement of
the University and clear the
way for modest new research
in climatology, industry and
atomic energy.
The salary request includes
$2,450,000 for pay increases
during the first year of the
coming biennium and $500,000
for increases during the sec
ond year.
. Hardin said the more mod
est increase was necessary
Dr. Miller
Will Head
Zoo Staff
Manter Retires
During Summer
Dr. Dwight D. Miller is the
new chairman of the Univer
sity department of zoology,
the Board of Regents an
nounced Monday.
Dr. Miller will succeed Dr.
Harold W. Manter, whose re
tirement is mandatory be-
cause of the age limit. The
new appointment will be ef
fective July 1.
Dr. Miller, a native of Ce-
dar Rapids, Iowa, joined the
University staff as an instruc
tor in 1946. Presently serving
as a professor of zoology, he
has published several articles
on inheritance and genetics
Dr. Manter, chairman of tha
department since 1953 and a
member of the staff since
1926, will remain on the staff
as a professor of zoology.
In other action, the Board
accepted the appointment of
Mrs. Edith Harper as asso-
ciate professor of nursing at
the College of Medicine. Mrs.
Harper has held a similar
position at Texas Christian
University since 1946. She will
instruct in nursing fundamen-tals.
The Regents also received
the resignation of Dr. John
M. F. Vickers, associate pro
fessor of mechanical engineer
ing. Dr. vickers has accepted
a position, effective Septem
ber 1, at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory of the California
Institute of Technology. He
has served on the University
staff since 1955.
Leaves of absence for the
next school year were ap
proved for Dale B. Ganz, as
sociate professor of music,
and Esther Meacham, associ
ate professor of home eco
nomics. Both will work to
ward doctorate degrees.
Also approved was a leave
until June 1 for Dr. K. War
ner Schaie, assistant profes
sor of psychology, who will
work with the psychology
staff of the University of Saar
land in Saarbruecken, Ger
many. He will assist the Ger
man staff in the use of elec
tronic computers for research
in psychology and deliver lec
tures on contemporary Amer
ican psychology.
Latvian Woman
To Address YDs
A guest speaker from Lat
via will address the Young
Democrats' meeting Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m. in the Student
The speaker lived for a
while in Russia and worked
with an underground group
attempting to keep Commu
nists out of Latvia. After
fleeing the country for safety
when the Communists d i d
take over, she lived for a
time in refugee camps and
finally made her way to
America where she has lived
for several years.
The speaker will speak on
Communism in relation to the
conditions of her native land
under Communist control.
She will also express her
feelings on the American
dangers from the Communists.
for the second year in order
that younger faculty members
who were "rapidly maturing
in their work" could be rec
ognized before the next bien
The major $2,450,000 salary
request would include $1,900,'
000 to 1,290 administrative
and academic personnel, an
increase of 10.1; $324,000 to
763 non-academic personnel,
an increase of 6.5; $103,000
to 300-400 graduate assistants,
an increase of 9.3 and $150,
000 to seasonal personnel, an
increase of 6.9.
These increases, Hardin
said, would leave the Univer-
sity in approximately the
same position in the Big Eight
as before, or in third place.
He said that two years ago
the salary of a full professor
at me university naa ranKea
$1,917 below the regional av
erage, ana that it is now only
$923 below the average due
to the increased appropria
tions granted by the legisla
ture in 1959.
This can best be meas
ured," Hardin said, "by the
increase in grants from $800,-
000 in 1957 to $3,000,000 m
1960. The slower faculty turn
over and increased confidence
in our faculty were chiefly responsible."
The institutions included in
the regional comparison were
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
North Dakota, South Dakota,
Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and
Sen. J. O. Peck of Columbus
Soc Chairmen Meet
AU fraternity and dormi
tory social chairmen are
asked to meet with the
Corn Cobs tonight at 8 in
348 Student Union.
If t h e social chairmen
cannot attend they are
asked to send another house
officer, according to John
Bischoff of the Corn Cobs.
asked if the University had a
systematic basis for granting
salary increases and was told
pay hikes were given on the
basis of merit. Faculty with
"outstanding contributions" to
their work at the University
were said to be given first
consideration for pay raises.
Sen. Hal Bridenbaugh of Da
kota City asked if anything
had been done to increase fac
ulty teaching loads, especial
ly at the. Law College.
Hardin said the number of
students in graduate school
had increased, thus decreas
ing the per student cost from
$1,900 to $1,612.
He said that in the Law
College there was "one less
faculty member," and that
the University was also de
veloping more lecture-type
classes and closed circuit tele
vised classes.
The second item of discus
sion was $900,000 for a faculty
retirement program which
would receive pay-as-you-go
contributions not to exceed
6 (not including social se
curity) from both the Univer
sity and the employee.
The program, approved by
the 1959 legislature, would re
place a present plan which is
not realized until the em
ployee retires.
Hardin said the University
would prefer to keep the old
plan, however, if the legisla-
ture were to cut the request
to $500,000 as suggested by
Sen. Richard Marvel of Hast
ings, chairman.
Hardin said utility requests
for the third area of budget
study amounted to $365,000
for heating, lighting, custod
ial work, grounds upkeep and
Tuition, research, growth
and development and pro
posed new construction pro
jects and the Glenny report
will be studied today by the
budget committee in the final
phase of public hearings' on
the University requests.
Peace Corps Meeting
A special meeting for all
University students inter
ested in the Peace Corps
will be held at 8 tonight in
the Student Union.
The purpose of the meet
ing is to outline a plan for
the future of the University
as a possible Peace Corps
training center.
Anyone desiring further
information should contact
Renny Ashleman, Jack
Burns, Marvin Keller or Bob
Mystery Events to Bring
Spice to Spring Day Games
Thursday is the last chance for all organized houses, co
ops, and dorms who wish to enter Spring Day competition.
It is the deadline for all entries in Spring Day games.
The "city girl" will have a chance to show her knowledge
of farm life in the cow-milking contest. Each girl, one con
testant from each organized house, will be given a bucket
prior to the beginning of the game. She will go to the cow
of her choice and will have a three minute limit for milking.
Since spring is the time for
romance, the Spring Day
committees have taken this
into consideration when plan
ning the games. A mystery
event, designed for couples,
will be one of the big events
of the day.
The traditional tug-of-wars
for both men's and women's
organizations will again take
place. The prize for the los
ing team will be a dousing in
a water-filled pit.
A girl from each organized
women s residence and the
male partner of her choice
will take part in the P & B
mystery event. They must
furnish an original system of
accoustical communication,
such as a bell or whistle. The
Advisory Deadline
The deadline for submit
ting Union Advisory Cabinet
applications has been ex
tended one' week.
Applications m a y be
picked up in the Union Pro
gram Office and must be
turned in by Friday, April
21. Applicants should sign
for an interview time. The
interviews will be held April
Honors Convocation, Hon.
John R. Brown, Circuit Court
of Appeals, 10:15 a.m., Coli
Biological Colloquim, "Lim
pid Metabolism and Stress"
by Kenneth D. Rose, M.D., 4
p.m., B e s s e y Hall Auditorium
Faculty Recital, Dr. Thom
as Fritz, 7:30 p.m., Nebraska
Union Ballroom
Faculty Women's Newcom
er s Club, uiuaren ot tne
Sun," 8 p.m. Mueller Plane
Pi Mu Epsilon, 7:30 p.m.,
305 Burnett
Young Democrats, 7:30
p.m., Student union.
name, "P & B" is related to
the nature of the event.
The Push Ball contest is an
other traditional event. The
teams will each consist of
eight members. The ball,
which is approximately eight
feet high and six feet in di
ameter cannot be intentionally
lifted off of the ground. The
team members must stay on
their side of the ball.
One man from each team
will start the contest at a dis
tance of five yards from the
ball. The other team mem
bers may charge as soon as
the first two hit the ball. The
team moving the ball within
a time limit of four minutes
and the farthest is the win
ner. Deadline for entering is
April 20.
For Council
Filing Deadline
Set for Friday
Students interested in filing
for the Student Council elec
tion which will be held May
8 may pick up applications
in the Student Affairs office
in Administration.
Applications must be re
turned to that office by Fri
day. Persons running as rep
resentatives of their colleges
are required to procure the
signatures of 25 students en
rolled in that college.
Activity representatives are
not required to procure sig
natures but must file an ap
plication with the Division of
Student Affairs before the or
ganization elects it's Student
Council representative.
Colleges are entitled to the
following number of Council
members: Arts and Sciences,
4 (at least one of whom
should be a man and one a
woman); Teachers, 3 (at
least one of whom should be
a man and one a woman);
Engineering, 3; Business Ad
ministration, 2; Agriculture,
(at least one should be a
woman); Law, 1; Dentistry,
1; and Pharmacy, 1.
l he Council discussed
campaign rules for the elec
tion and approved changes to
the Council bylaws which per
tain to Student Council elec
One by-law change asked
that nothing in the Council
by-laws relating to campaigns
should be interpreted to dis
qualify a candidate from
Council membership for cam
paigning on election day pro
vided that no candidate cam
paign within 15 yards of a
polling place on the day of the
Fifteen yards from the poll
ing place was interpreted to
mean 15 yards from the doors
of the building in which the
poll is located.
A motion asking that each
candidate be allowed to sub
mit, for posting at each poll
ing place, a picture and other
information the candidate felt
necessary to identify him to
the voters was defeated.
Council members felt that
the proposal would defeat
the purpose of the regulation
against campaigning near the
An amendment dealing
with post-election activity
was approved by the Council.
It states that all campaign
posters and material be re
moved from University build
ings and the campus by noon
the following day or the can
didate might face possible
Judge Brown Warns
Of Thought Control'
At Honors Convocation
By Eleanor Billings
Seventy-nine University sen
iors were honored for supe
rior scholarship and another
524 students for high scholar
ship at the University's 33rd
annual Honors Convocation
this morning.
Federal Circuit Judge John
R. Brown of Houston, Tex
was the principal speaker.
Judge Brown warned in his
speech that the nation is
"once again on the verge of
thought control." He said this
is being brought about
"through the pressure of
name-calling and label-tag
ging of those who dare to hold
or express an idea somewhat
out of step with the views of
The native Nebraskan cited
as an example the conserva
tive quarter of the American
Bar Association (ABA), wmcn
also . senses the presence of
this danger of thought control.
Expose Communism
Judge Brown said the ABA
rightly urges that the most
effective way to combat tne
real danger of communism is
to expose it for what it is.
Still, he said, because of the
presence of this fear, the ABA
has cautioned that there are
some who deem it treason
able to mention communism
in the classroom.
"There will be those who
Dent College
Honors 11
For Studies
Eleven University dental
students received honors for
scholastic achievement at the
College of Dentistry's annual
Honors Luncheon, Monday.
The main speaker Rpger
V. Dickerson, a Lincoln at
torney, discussed "The Pro.
fessional Man and the Com-munitv."
Members of the senior
class honored were Walter
R. Babcock, Keith M. Eich
ler, Paul M. Feldstein and
James L. Peck who were
elected to membership in
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, na
tional honorary dental socie
ty. James M. Bennett, John A.
Ludden, Dick J. Jeffers,
Richard G. Washut and Ber
nard J. Turkel received
C. V. Mosby awards for scho
lastic achievement.
The American Academy of
Dental Medicine presented
Feldstein with an award, and
an award was presented by
the American Society of Den
tistry for Children to Robert
E. Sullivan.
Doyle D. Beavers was pre
sented an award by the
American Academy of Oral
Mary Weatherspoon was
elected panel editor of the
Cornhusker. Mary is a mem
ber of Kappa Alpha Theta,
secretary of Alpha Lambda
Delta, and a member of AUF.
fear that a well-meaning pro
gram may itself become infil
trated or perverted," he said,
quoting from an ABA report.
Judge Brown added, "All
agree that preservation of
our nation depends on suc
cessfully withstanding com
munism. This means learning
and understanding it. And yet
we are afraid to talk of this
and many other controversial
matters which bear upon our
current programs."
He asked, "Does it not re
flect ignorance lack of
knowledge and an unwilling
ness to utilize what we know
both books and history have
so often taught?"
More Colleges
Judge Brown, who was ap
pointed to his position by
President Eisenhower in 1955,
stressed the fact that we have
more colleges, more universi
ties, more schools, and more
students than ever before in
the history of man.
"And yet at this very mo
ment the civilization which
worldwide has developed a
mass of technical and cultural
knowledge is at the brink of
"Ironically the challenge is
ignorance plain and simple
unvarnished illiteracy with
voodooism, barbarians, medi
cine men, witch doctors and
cannibalism thrown into the
He pointed out that the con
flicts we now witness are the
result of the civilized world's
failure to prepare the vast
areas and millions of people
of the world to rule themselves.
"Surely western civilization
British Lecturer
Relates Red Trip
Colin Jackson, famed British
commentator, lecturer and
humorist, will speak in the
Student Union ballroom
Wednesday at 11 a.m. on his
personal experiences during a
recent trip to Red China.
Jackson was once a visiting
professor at the University in
the political science depart
ment. His current visit is
sponsored by that depart
As a world traveler he trav
els over 40,000 miles each
year collecting up-to-date in
formation on world develop
ments for his lectures, broad
casts and articles. In the last
five years he has lectured at
universities in India, tanaaa,
Japan, Indonesia and through
out the Middle East. In addi
tion, he has toured the U.S
six times lecturing in 48
Jackson's newspaper col
umns appear in papers in the
U.S.. India, Australia, tana
da, South Africa and Ireland.
During his stay in Lincoln,
his onlv other public appear
ance will be on Channel 12
TV at 9 p.m. Wednesday. He
will comment on his most
recent trip through Commu
nist China, the Middle East
and Algeria.
Methodist Chapel Cornerstone Laid
Over one hundred people at
tended the Sunday morning
cornerstone laying ceremony
of the new Methodist Student
Chapel on city campus. x
The invocation was given by
Dr. William B. Gould, a min
ister of the University Metho
dist Church.
Bishop Kenneth W. Cope
land, Resident Bishop of Ne
braska Area 'Methodist
Churches gave the prayer of
consecration and the benedic
tion. According to Rev. White,
the structurally simple and
modern building has an ap
proximate cost of $330,000
which includes the lot. He
stated that work is progres
sing on the building very well
and completion is expected in
time for the fall semester.
Donations for the building
came from the Nebraska
Council of Methodist
Churches, individual contribu
tions and loans.
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has realized since the early
1930's that political independ
ence would have to come to
these areas. Yet with all our
knowledge, with all of our ac
cumulated wisdom in social
and political and economic af
fairs, with all of the generos
ity of an enlightened self-interest,
we were willing to fol
low old ways, thinking that
perhaps a kindly, paternalis
tic, patronizing assistance
would stave the inevitable
hand of progress and the mo
mentary chaos which freedom
always brings," Judge Brown
Honored at the convocation
were winners of the C. W.
Boucher Memorial awards,
Don A. Kaufman, David R.
McConahay and Francis P.
Seniors in the upper three
per cent of their class or who
have been on the Class Honor
list each year since entering
the University and students
who were in the upper ten per
cent of the junior, sophomore
and freshman classes were in
cluded on the Honor Roll.
'Top' Profs
Basoco, McConnell
Recieve Awards
Professors Miguel A. Basoco
and Campbell R. McConnell
have been named distin
guished teachers for the I960
61 school year.
Each professor was award
ed a $1,000 stipend and a me
dallion from the University
Foundation at the 33rd annual
Honors Convocation t o d e y.
The presenta
tions were
made by C.
W. Battey of
Lincoln, vice
president of
the Founda
tion. . .Dr. Basoco,
a member of
the Univer
sity staff
since 1930, Is
a professor of
and served as
the department from 1947 to
Dr. McConnell, thirty-two
years of age, is the youngest
teacher to re
c e i v e the
award among
the previous
fifteen recipi
e n t s. He
joined the
Univer sity
staff in 1953
and is an as
sociate pro
fessor of economics.
chairman of
LA fit
Bishop Kenneth W. Copeland, resident
bishop of the Nebraska Area Methodist .
Church is shown placing the mortar on
the stone in preparation for the laying of
the cornerstone Sunday of the new cam
pus Methodist Student Chapel, which is
expected to be completed by the fall semester.
the various colleges are the
basis for the University's se
lection of staff members for
the Foundation's annual
One award is granted for
distinguished teaching in the
social sciences and humani
ties; the other in the natural
sciences and technology.
Dr. Basoco, nominated by
the College of Arts and Sci
ences, was cited for his
strong scholarly influence
within the department of
mathematics and College.
He is noted for helping stu
dents master subject matter
in a field of knowledge where
teaching is very difficult,"
continued the nomination from
the college of Arts and Sci
ences, "demanding both an
excellent knowledge of the im
plications of one's subject and
an understanding of the diffi
culties which may confront
the student."
Dr. McConnell's ability "is
recognized and respected by
both his colleagues and his
students," according to the
nomination. He teaches prin
ciples of economics on the un
dergraduate level and in
structs advanced course work
on the' graduate level in the
department of economics.
Dr. McConnell has been
awarded a research grant
from the Small Business Ad
ministration and a University
Research Council Fellowship
for the summer of 1961.