The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 08, 1961, Image 1

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By Nancy Whitford
The legulity wf1 Uiilu'lflli
payments to the Alumni As
sociation was questioned by
Sen. William Mouton of
Omaha Friday at the third
public hearing on the "re
quested $30.6 million Uni
versity budget.
Chancellor Clifford Har
din said the University pays
the Association some 31
thousand dollars annually to
keep records on 70-80 thou
sand students after they
leave the University.
Monlton said he does not
feel the association has any
official function in state
government. "It w o n 1 d
seem to me that by law the
state cannot give tax funds
to a private association,"
he said.
Comptroller Joseph Sosh
nik said the money is paid
Conlest Closes May 19
Race Draws 3
Three nominations for the Outstanding Nebraskan
awards to be presented to a faculty member and a student
who have distinguished themselves on the campus have been
received by the Daily Nebraskan.
Those nominated and their qualifications are:
Tom Eason, who has maintained above an $.000 average
throughout his college career. He has also entered into
manv fields of endeavor to either help one individual or to
KV Coed Workshop
The annual workshop for
University women will be
held Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m.
in 232, 233 and 234 Student
EspeciaBy encouraged to
attend are the presidents,
pledge trainers, social
chairmen, standards chair
men, AWS representatives
and housemothers of all or
ganized houses, according
to Sukey Tinan, AWS Work
shop chairman. The meet
ing is open to aE other in
terested women students.
The program will include
reports from IAWS national
convention and forty -five
minute discussion sessions
led by board members. Re
freshments will be served
after the program.
Alpha Xi's
Win Sings
The Sigma Chis and the
Alpha Xi Deltas retired the
Ivy Day Sing trophies by win
ning their respective divisions
for the third consecutive year.
Sigma Chi sang "Gran d
father's Clockw to c apture
first place with the Alpha
Xis singing "A Blue and Gold
Dream" for their first
Phi Delta Theta placed
second in the men's sing and
Theta X took third. In the
women's sing Alpha Phi
placed second and Alpha
Omicron Pi placed third.
On Friday during the Spring
Day activities the Sigma Chis
placed first in the men's di
vision for all events. Sigma
Alpha Epsilon was the runner-up.
In the women's division
Kappa Kappa Gamma won
first place honors for all
events. Love Memorial Hall
va tha runner-up.
Ag Prof to Attend
Italian Parley
. W. Steinbruegge, profes
sor of agricultural engineer
ing, will participate in the
firA International Conference
on the Mechanics of Soil-Vehicle
Systems at Torino, Italy,
from June 12-16.
Professor Steinbruegge, who
Is a scientific advisor to the
U.S. Army, will attend the con
ference in this capacity and
under Army sponsorship. He
will present a paper on "The
Ideal Tractive Efficiency of
While in Italy, the Univer
sity staff member will also
participate in a series of lec
tures at the Torino Academy
of Agriculture. His topic will
be agricultural mechanization
around the world. He will ad
dress a session of the acade
my on the problems of agri
cultural mechanization in
North America.
Senators Debate
Need for Analyst
A public hearing on the
creation of a fiscal analyst
under direction of the Legis
lative Council will he held to
day at 2 p.m. by the Uni
cameral Budget Committee.
Both the University and the
Budget Committee have
agreed that creation of such
a post would aid in determin
ing the amount to spend for
the University budget
for a "service rendered on
a contract basis." He said
the University would prob
ably have to set up a de
partment of its own to keep
alumni records if the asso
ciation didn't do this.
Hardin said nearly every
University keeps records on
its former students.
Questions Office Space
Sen. Marvin Lautenschal
ger of Grand Island ques
tioned the association's use
of office space in the Stu
dent Union.
Hardin said he thought
some of the original funds
for the Union had been pro
vided by alumni with the
provision that an office be
maintained for the associa
tion. The University's contribu
tion to the Alumni Associa-
either help one individual or to
help the organization as a
whole, he is often not a mem
ber of the organization he is
assisting. Tom has also done
a successful job in bettering
the cooordination betw een the
Independent Women's Associ
ation (IWA) and the Resi-;
dents' Association of Men
(RAM) and all independents
as a whole. He is also taking
part in the Protege program
this year.
Kenneth Tempero has main
tained a 6.661 overall average
in pre-med. His qualifications
for the nominations are: past
secretary of Theta Xi Frater
nity; Theta Xi Active of the
year 1960-1961; past member
of the Interfraternity Council
(IFC); Scholarship Commit
tee; member of Theta Nu.
President of Alpha Phi
Omega; member of German
Club; president of NU Meds;
member of Innocents Society;
president of Stndent Council;
National Commander of
Pershing Rifles; President of
Army ROTC Honor Code Com
mittee; past chairman of the
Military Ball Publicity Com
mittee; and executive officer
of Army ROTC Bridage.
Miss Mary Ann "Skip" Har
his has maintained a 6.8 over
all grade average in Teach
ers' College, Elementary Edu
cation. "Skip" has been ac
tive in many activities. They
include: President of the As
sociated Women Students
(AWS); a member of Mortar
Boards; a member of the All
University Fund (AUF);
panel and section editor of the
Cornhusker; a member of Stu
dent Council.
Her offices in Pi Beta Phi
Sorority have been. Rush
Chairman, Pledge Trainer,
Song Leader, member of Pi
Beta Phi Executive Council,
and winner of the Province
Award of Pi Beta Phi; Wom
en's Residence Halls Coun
selor; Army, Navy, Air Force
ROTC Honorary Comman
dant; Homecoming Queen;
Drake University Relays
Queen; and a Cornhusker
Beauty Queen Finalist
Any student or faculty mem
ber may nominate a candi
date by writing a letter to the
Daily Nebraskan, 51 Student
Letters should be signed by
the person making the nomi
nation and become the prop
erty of the Nebraskan. The
names of those persons mak
ing the nominations will be
kept confidential.
Nominations will be accept
ed until 5 p.m. May 19.
The winners will be an
nounced in the final issue,
May 26. They will be present
ed at a luncheon in the Stu
dent Union that day.
IWA Will Host
Awards Dessert
The Independent Women's
Association (IWA) awards
dessert will be held this eve
ning at 7:30 p.m. in the Pan
American Room of the Un
ion. Approximately 25 unaffili
ated women who have been
outstanding in activities and
grades during the year -will
be honored.
The outstanding IWA work
er of the year will be recog
nized and a plaque will be
presented to the independent
women's house with the high
est average for the year. Ter
race Hall now holds the
Tickets for the dessert may
be bought in independent
houses or from IWA representatives.
Questions NU
tion represents about half
of its $63,000 budget. At the
committee's r e q n e s t the
University said it will sup
ply further information on
the number of employees
and the work done by the
The committee also ques
tioned an $11,900 expendi
ture for the University
Hardin praisad this item
as a "bargain." He said
the Foundation turns over
$400,000 to the University
annually. About 60 per cent
of this is for student a i d
and the remainder for vari
ous University programs.
' Operating Expenses
The Chancellor s a i d the
Vol. 74, No. 105
Council Polls Open Until 7
By Ann Moyer
The polls opened at 7:30
a.m. today for the all-campus
Student Council election and
will remain open until 7 p.m.
in anticipation of a heavy
campus vote.
The IFC slate and the Stu
dent Council Betterment Com
mittee slate may tend to in
crease the number of voters
Outlines 7
'Top' Plans
The Student Council Better
ment Committee has outlined
seven projects which it feels
warrant Student Council con
sideration during the coming
The projects are cited as:
Working in cooperation
with the faculty to set up a
program of informal bi-week
ly or monthly dinners for fac
ulty members within the or
ganized livmg units.
Completion of the paving
in the Selleck lot with an in
crease in parking permit fees
if necessary to prevent addi
tional installation of parking
A compilation of student
opinion on the effectiveness of
faculty scholastic advisers.
An extended study of the
problems inherent in the col
lege representation system of
the Council. This study would
propose either a change in the
system or means to improve
communication between the
students and their represent
atives. Establishment of a student
organization to promote rep
utation teams of students to
the high schools of the state.
These teams would promote
the University and seek to
recommend it to the high
school students as the insti
tution which they should at
tend. Formulation of a plan
designed to stimulate student
interest in legislative activi
ties during the next session of
the Unicameral.
Sponsoring a minimum of
two all-University convoca
tions per semester and study
ing the possibility of making
attendance at these convoca
tions mandatory.
The SCBC consists of mem
bers from Independent Wom
en's Association IWA), Inter
Co-op Council, Residence As
sociation for Men (RAM) and
Delta Sigma Pi business fra
ternity. English
By Eleanor Billings
The Nebraska Council of Teachers of English is taking
the lead nationally in planning an English curriculum for
all levels, from kindergarten through the first two years of
Instrumental in the formulation of the curriculum will be
members of the State Department of Education, the state's
institutions of higher education and the elementary and
secondary schools across the state.
Emphasizing that the curriculum will only be a suggested
system, the Council appointed a State Committee, headed
by Dr. Paul Olson, assistant professor of English at the
Regional subcommittees will be appointed to collect
from all parts of the state opinions and information pertain
ing to the preparation of a curriculum study, according to
Dr. Olson.
These reports will be sent to a spueial subcommittee in
Lincoln where the information will be evaluated and the
reports prepared.
According to Dr. Olson, the College Entrance Board
has demonstrated an interest in the program and has indi
cated that it hoped that the Nebraska study would become
a national model.
Dr. Olson said the problems now existing in English
instruction, in his opinion, stem f ram curricular difficulties.
He said that nationally English teachers have "failed
budget appropriation covers
operating expenses as t h e
donations usually carry no
provision for overhead.
Hardin outlined, to the
budget committee, the step-by-step
process which the
University goes through to
make up the budget.
He said two types of eval
uations are made. The first
is a continuous evaluation
of student needs and enroll
ment within each college.
The second occurs when
there is a vacancy in any
department. At this time
the dean of the college is
asked to give a report on
progress, teaching loads
and problems.
going to the poll, Council
members agreed.
Last year's election figures
show 2,446 students voting,
one t the heaviest votes ever
recorded in a Council elec
tion. This figure compares
with 1,986 voters in 1959 and
1,908 voters in 1958.
The 1959 Council election
brought a request for an Arts
J. A -3
The 1961 May Queen, Miss Nina (NickO Herndon
reigned over her court of coeds and the festivities at the
Ivy Day celebration on Saturday.
Mortar Boards, Innocents
Page Four
Fitzwater Wins
Language Prize
DaireE R. Fitzwater has
been awarded the Scena Han
sen Curtis Prize of $50 by the
German languages and liter
ature department, Dr. William
K. Pfeiler, chairman, an
nounced Friday.
The award for high scholar
ship is given each year to a
student majoring in German.
It is made possible by a grant
given to the department by
Mrs. Edwin Curtis of Minden,
a former German major in
the University.
Fitzwater, a graduate stu
dent, is a member of Delta
Phi Alpha, German language
honorary society and the Ger
man Club.
Expenditure Legality
Hardin explained that he
was convinced the Univer
sity was falling behind in
library acquisitions and
that it had been for sev
eral years.
Ranks Second
Director of University Li
braries Frank Lundy terms
this area of need as "sec
ond only to adequate sal
aries." The University has con
sistently spent about three
per cent of its budget on
library facilities during the
past ten years. California
educator Dr. Lyman Glen
ny recommends the figure
be upped to five per cent.
Budget Chairman R i c h-
The Nebraskan
and Science recount as an in-1
cumbent was defeated by one '
vote. However, the results re-!
mained the same after the re
count. In addition to the election
of Council members, voters
will receive a supplementary
ballot containing a series of
questions pertaining to the
method of Council officer elec-
Dr. Pace Wins
Alumni Award
The chairman of the Univer
sity's department of physiol
ogy. Dr. Donald M. Pace, re
cently received the 1961 dis
tinguished service award
given by the alumni of Susque
hanna University, S e 1 i n s -grove,
The award is given on the
"outstanding achievement and
service" in professional and
business fields.
Dr. Pace, who is also the
director of the Nebraska Cel
lular Research Institute, re
ceived his baccalaureate de
gree from Susquehanna in
1928 and took his graduate
studv at Duke and Johns Hop-
llcins Universities.
Plans Study
to communicate to our students the sense that the language
is not our private possession but the language of our col
lective communty. We have failed to get students to underr
stand what the language is, and we have insisted upon im
posing upon them artificial notions of what constitutes
grammatical nicety.
Language Study
In mapping out its curricular program, the Council
agreed that the study of English should be defined as the
study of language and literature with accompanying work
in composition directed at those two areas.
It was also agreed by Council members that composi
tion in the English courses should be directed toward the
legitimate subject matter of English.
Among the items to be included in the final Teport of
that State Committee, as directed by members of the Coun
cil, will be:
(1) a statement of reasons for the proposals for each
school level,
iZ) a statement of the skill or competence needed at
each level so that the student can prosper at the next level.
(3) suggested materials and programs for students who
are able to profit from more difficult or more extensive
work than that proposed for each level,
(4) a student of criteria used by the committee in se
lecting texts and other materials for each level,
(5) a highly selective bibliography of very moderate
length suggesting ancillary materials to the teacher.
ard Marvel of II a s 1 1 n g s
asked where his commit
tee should come into the
picture in the budget build
up as it was traced from
department recommenda
tions through approval by
the Board of Regents.
Hardin said value judge
ments could be shared if an
interim budget committee
would meet with faculty
members of some of the
University's larger units
during the early stages of
budget preparation.
It was also agreed that
the fiscal analyst which the
budget committee has pro
posed employing for the
Legislature would serve as
an important link between
tion and the representation
They will also vote on a
purposed amendment to the
Student Tribunal charter
which would give the Tribunal
the power to render the final
decision in all cases except
those dealing with suspension
or expulsion from the Univer
sity. The amendment also
Give Aims
The candidates running for
Student Council who are
backed by the Interfraternity
Council have drawn up a
number of issues which they
will support if elected to the
They are;
We feel the opportunity af
forded by having a Peace
Corps training center at the
University of Nebraska would
be of tremendous value to the
entire state. The youth of the
state, and the University of
braska students in particular
would benefit greatly from
the educational and prestige
values of this endeavor.
We would suggest a thor
ough investigation as to the
actual value of certain group
requirements in the various
colleges. Perhaps more gen
eral courses in non-major
fields could be substituted for
present specific courses which
do not provide a well rounded
background of the subject.
Transportation between ag
and city campus can and
I should be greatly improved.
Faculty evaluation by the
students would be a great
help in improving the aca
demic level of our University.
Finally, we are in firm be
lief that in order to improve
communications between the
Student Council and the stu
dent body, that the commit
tee structure of the Council
should be changed to allow
non-council members on com
mittees. This would allow approxi
mately 100 interested non
council members to take part
in the Student Council com
pared to the present 30 coun
cil members on these com
mittees. This would be a big step
toward improving communi
cations between the Council
and a larger portion of the
student body.
the University and the
Budget Committee.
Commends NU
Sen. Fern Hubbard Crme
of Lincoln commended the
University for staying with
in its 1959-61 budget re
quest She noted this has
not been true of all state
agencies, especially in the
area of salaries.
Marvel said the Univer
sity has given the commit
tee all the figures re
quested. He said the only
area of disagreement is in
the analysis of those fig
ures. "This is a philosophical
area," he said, "where
there will probably always
be some disagreement"
Monday, May 8, 1961
calls for the establishment of
an appellate system whereby
a student may appeal his
Students in the Business
College will elect members of
the Biz Ad Executive Council.
This election is generally held
in conjunction with the Stu
dent Council election.
The Daily Nebraskan will
! serve as the official means of
notification for the winners ia
the Council election and re
sults will be published in
Tuesday's edition of the
Polls will be located in Love
Library, Ag Union and City
Union. Students must have
their student identification
cards in order to vote. Bal
lots which are not marked ac
cording to instructions will be
Council Reminder
. The student activities com
mittee of the Student Conn
cil w ishes to remind organ
izations that it will continue
to enforce activities legis
lation throughout the re
mainder of the school year.
Organizations that have re
cently held officer elections
are reminded to ffle the re
sults of these elections in
the Student Council and the
office of the Division of Stu
dent Affairs within ten days
after the election.
The activities, form for
the report may be obtained
in the Division of Stndent
Affairs office from Mr. Col
lister. VOTE TODAY
YD's Hear Talk;
Choose Officers
Charles Hein, executive sec
retary of the Nebraska Demo
cratic party will be the guest
speaker of Young Democrats
(YD) Tuesday at 7:30.
Hein will discuss the fu
ture development of the
party in Nebraska and the
role the YD's can play in it,
according to Ted Muenster of
the YD's.
Election of officers will also
be held for the coming year.
Students who wish to vote
musts present their member
ship cards.
The executive meeting will
be held at 7 p.m. and the
regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
in room 348 Student Union.
The Bossibilitiv of a fafl
visit by former president.
Harry Truman, win oe dis
cussed. University Autos
Get Safety Belts
AH replacement vehicle
used by the University vfil be
equipped with two front-seat
safety belts, according to Uni
versity Public Health Engi
neer Edward Simpson.
This action, has been ap
proved by the University ad
ministration. Simmon said 11 vehicles
have already been equipped
ana a sustained erion win do
made to have all University
personnel use belts even in
their private cars.
According to safety commit
tee members, this measure
was taken because of general
statistical evidence which
shows that a property used
safety belt is often the differ
ence between serious injuries
or death and minor bruises
in both one and twocar acci
I dents.