The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 18, 1961, Image 1
r CNIVERSITY CF NEC!?" UBRARY APR 18 J9bl n 7 I fill Vol. 74, No. 94 The .Nebraskan Tuesday, April 18, 1961 the D) WW rullV 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 Union. 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 nium. 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 Nebraska. 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 maintenance. 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 Nye. 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 27. TODAY ON CAMPUS Tuesday: Honors Convocation, Hon. John R. Brown, Circuit Court of Appeals, 10:15 a.m., Coli seum 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 tarium 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. Applications For Council Available 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 tions. 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 election. 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 polls. 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 disqualification. 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 others." 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 Roentgenology. Correction 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 survival. "Ironically the challenge is ignorance plain and simple unvarnished illiteracy with voodooism, barbarians, medi cine men, witch doctors and cannibalism thrown into the pot." 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 ment. 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 states. 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. " "'V V TtanwrttfriitHiMwiHi Hi mtn mufti M3 "V -'V 'A ' MS' - 1 til . tr' - I - - V. BISHOP PREPARES STONE 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 said. Honored at the convocation were winners of the C. W. Boucher Memorial awards, Don A. Kaufman, David R. McConahay and Francis P. McCamley. 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 M. Announced 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 1954. 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. submitted f Basoco mathematics chairman of LA fit by 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. McConnell Nominations the various colleges are the basis for the University's se lection of staff members for the Foundation's annual awards. 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.