The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1961, Image 1

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Vol. 75, No. 5
The Nebraskan
Monday, September 25, 1961
Peace Coras I
urn Officer Visit N
Karen Long to Teach
Phillipine Pupils
By Ann Moyer
After six weeks of rigorous educational and physical
training at Pennsylvania, State University, Nebraska's first
Peace Corpswoman, Karen Long, is awaiting the official con
firmation of her assignment to the Philippine Islands where
she will spend two years working in the Peace Corps pro
gram. Miss Long, who tentatively plans to leave San Francisco
for the islands on Oct. 9, cited the most impressive lesson of
the training program as, "the extreme conscientiousness of
the volunteers and the trainers In the program toward the
purpose and success of the Peace Corps program."
- When asked what she felt the true purpose of the program
was, Miss Long referred to President Kennedy's statement
made in regard to the project: "Ask not what your country
can do for you but what you can do for It."
Training Course
There were originally 157
persons representing 44 statesJ
undergoing training at Penn
State. One hundred fifty-five
of them completed the train
ing course. Of this number
between 135-140 of them will
proceed to the Philippines to
work for two years in the
barrios (small villages) of the
islands. The other trainees
who completed the program
at Penn State but will not
continue to the Philippines
wiP be dropped due to the
results of physical, psycholog
ical or security check results.
Miss Long explained that
during the entire six weeks
training period each corps
man underwent continuous ex
amination in these three
fields. Almost perfect health
is required she said. The
psychological examinations
were largely to determine the
reaction of a prospective
corpsman to the constantly
changing evnironment and
conditions which he m a y
face. Security checks were
handled by the FBI who made
contact with former em
ployees, friends and acquaint
ances of each of the persons
in the program.
Average Age
The group included three
married coupes, and one cou
ple in their fifties. Miss Long
said there was no maximum
age limit in the corp but that
the average age of the entire
group was 23. About one half
of them are 1961 college grad
uates,, one third 1960 gradu
ates and the remainder from
earlier classes.
"The extensive talent and
leadership qualities displayed
bv all of the Corpsmen was
amazing," she said. Many
persons have questioned the
maturity of a group so young,
Miss Lang commented. "How
ever, I feel that there is no
uncertainty about the matur
ity and capability of t h e s e
corpsmen who are not
screened from the program."
Miss Long described a day
of classes as beginning at 8
a.m. and continuing until
8:30 p.m. six days a week
with exams every other Sun
day. In addition to regular
class time and lectures each
course included an extensive
outside reading list. The
course of study Included Eng
lish, first aid, linguistics, sci
ence, world politics, physical
conditioning, Philippine stud
ies and Amercan studies.
Four Filippino nationals
studying in American schools
outside of Penn State took
part in the educational pro
gram and taught the corps
men a great deal about Filip
pino culture. Miss Long said
that a former NU professor,
Dr. Joe Zaffaroni, was one of
the favorite instructors of the
Training Program
The training program also
included survival instruction.
Each weekend -a group of
from 25-29 students took a
field trip to nearby Stone
Valley where they became fa
miliar with survival tech
niques. Some of the things
they learned included how to
start a fire with a flint and
steel, how to catch fish with
equipment improvised from a
young sapling, ' grasshopper
bait, and a sharp thorn and
how to hve in a pup tent.
The final test of the sur
vival training came when the
instructor took the girls Into
the woods and left them alone
to find their way back by
means of a compass and a
man of the area. The only
other equipment they had
with them at tne time were
machetes and canteens.
Sudden Changes -One
of the most valuable
lessons which Miss .Long
learned was the value of easy
adaptability to sudden chan
ges. She said, "I never plan
beyond the hour because you
never are sure what may
She cited the biggest change
she will face as the differ
ence in culture. "The women
of the islands are put on ped
estals," she explained. "They
are in charge of all money
matters and handle all the fi
nancial business of the family-"
Miss Long explained that
one of the greatest problems
of the Peace Corps was de
ciding upon the distribution of
its members among the vil
lages. It has still not been
decided if Peace Corps men
and women will work together
in the same village. She did
say that she would live in a
Nepa hut with four other
girls but did not yet know
the names of her roommates.
Each corps member was al
lowed to list his preference
for roommates but actual
assignments would not be an
nounced until arrival in the
Upon arrival in the islands
the corpsmen will go to the
University of the Philippine
College of Agriculture for five
weeks of further training be
fore receiving their village as
signments. Miss Long said
they would be there for the
November election which
would give them an insight
into the political mechanism
of the country.
Aid Teachers
From the Ag College the
corpsmen will proceed to their
assigned villages. Miss Long
will work as an aid to the
teachers of the Philippine
grade schools and will also
work on community develop
ment projects. She explained
that each corpsman had in
dividual projects which he
would introduce if the idea
was adabtable to the particu
lar community. For instance,
one corpsman has saved a
large variety of seeds and
plans to start an experimen
tal crop program. Miss Long
would like to work with the
island's 4-H Clubs. y
Each member of the corps
receives a list of 100 Items
which the Peace Corps will
supply ranging from ball point
pens to an English bicycle.
In addition each will receive
a monthly allowance compar
able to a Filippino family in-
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Ag Campus Dell Boasts Sparkling Facilities
By Sue Hovik
"Now if I can just balance the tray in one hand
while I get out my billfold with the other ..."
Ag students will no longer have to worry about de
veloping this skill because a tray rail was just one of
the many new improvements made in the newly remod
eled Dell on Ag campus.
$15,000 Cost
Robert Barnes, Assistant Director of the Student
Union on city campus, stated that the improvements
cost $15,000. This was taken out of the Ag Union reserve
funds which is collected from student activity fees. T
The Dell area received a new counter, vinyl asphalt
tile on the floor, and ceiling to floor drapes on the north
wall. The new ceiling is made of 7,200 feet of rope. Ta
bles and chairs have replaced the booths. They are now
set up for 120 people compared to the 80 they could
serve before the remodeling, said Barnes.
.New Equipment . .
. The kitchen received many new pieces of equipment.
-These pieces included a shake-mix machine, icebox, grills,
french fryers, ovens, stoves, and a deep freeze. A refrig
erated salad unit and facilities for washing garbage cans
were two pieces the kitchen had not had before, according,
to Barnes. v
Food service will be similar to that in the Crib hot
sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, desserts, and soft
drinks. ' .
Opens Tuesday
The tentative opening is scheduled for Tuesday, but
an open house will be held Sept. 29, from' 8:30-11:30
p.m. at the "Aggie Royale Round-up" which will fea
ture a. ."special" of a half price on coffee. Ag campus
faculty will be in the reception line, and all students, Ag
and city, are invited. The open house will also feature
a short movie in the TV room, punch and cookies, and a
dance with Bill Albers dance band.
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Nebraska's first woman participant in the Peace
Corps and a University of Nebraska' graduate, Karen
Long, visited the campus on Saturday. She is shown at
a reception in her honor at the Alpha Xi Delta house.
Regents OK A4ttractie'
Funded Retirement Plan
By Nancy Whitford
A funded retirement pro
gram approved Saturday by
the Board of Regents has sev
eral attractive benefits for
the faculty, University and
the state . say teachers and
administrators. .
The non-profit Teachers In-1
surance and Annuity Assn.
was chosen to administer the
program which became effec
tive Sept 1. Faculty and staff
members will contribute six
percent of their salary and
the University, a maximum
of nine percent including So
cial Security.
Walter Militzer, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences,
said this type of program is
being done all over the coun
try and will aid the Univer
sity in recruiting new fac
ulty. "It is also a planned pro
gram which enables both the
University and the employee
to contribute," he said. Pre
viously, employees did not
contribute and were required
to be working at the Univer
sity immediately prior to re
tirement to obtain the retire
ment funds.
Higher Income
Curtis Elliott, professor of
economics and insurance, said
the plan will give faculty and
staff "much more assurance
of a higher retirement in
come." One instructor noted a
drawback which may fce espe
cially felt by younger em
ployees who have not yet
reached their peak salary
range..' . . . , ,
"It is unfortunate the . re
tirement plan Comes at a
time when pay increases will
not match the outlay of funds
required for a teacher to con
tribute to the plan," said
Campbell McConnell, associ
ate professor of economics.
"There should be an option
enabling teachers to contri
bute as much as they want
to instead of the required six
percent. Many teachers who
received slight income raises
will just break eveu," McCon
nell said.
The pay-as-you-go basis pre
vents shifting the burden to
future generations and gives
the University a good com
petitive basis for attracting
faculty, according to Cecil
Vanderzee, professor of chem
istry and chairman of t h e
Faculty Senate committee on
retirement and insurance.
The program includes all
University faculty and staff
members 30 years of age or
over with at least one year of
Earlier this year, the Leg
islature earmarked $900,000 to
pay for the state's half of the
plan. The state's share must
be invested in fixed annuities,
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Two workmen do a Maypole-type prance
as they string up 7,200 feet of rope which
when completed will be the new ceiling
for the sparkling new Dell on Ag. campus.
Public Relations Director
Plans Corps Examination
By Bob Nye
James Gibson, assistant
director of public relations for
the Peace Corps, met Friday
with Dean Adam Brecken
ridge and the Extension Com-
Dr. Judd
Former Graduate
To Appear Friday
Representative Walter H.
Judd, Republican from Min
nesota and a graduate of the
University, will speak at the
Student Union ballroom Fri
day at 11 a.m.
Judd, who keynoted the 1960
national Republican conven
tion, received his B. A. de
gree from the University in
1920 and graduate from NU
medical school in 1923. He
was a member of Phi Beta
Kappa scholastic honorary
and received the University's
1945 Distinguished Service
A native of
Rising City,
N e bra ska,
Dr. Judd
served 10
years as a
C o n g r e -g
a t i onalist
medical mis
sionary in
China but
was forced to
leave China
i 1
in the face of Japanese mili
tary advances and Chinese
Communist party pressures.
During the years 1939-40,
he lectured throughout the
U.S. in an attempt to rouse
Americans to the menace of
Japanese military expansion
and the threat to world peace.
Judd was elected to Con
gress in 1942 and has served
continuously since then. He
is a member of the Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs. In
1951 he served as the Con
gressional delegate to the
Council of Europe in France
and also was the Congres
sional representative at the
World Health Assembly of the
World Health Organization
held in Geneva in 1950 and in
Minnesota in 1958.
Judd also served as U. S.
delegate to the UN General
Assembly in 1957 and was the
delegate to the conference on
peaceful uses of atomic en
ergy in Geneva, 1958.
Judd's appearance at the
Union is sponsored "by the
Union talks and topics com
mittee. 'm Enough Rope
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mittee on Policy for the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
Gibson was here in or
der to establish the procedure
for the examinations to be
L given on Oct. 7 in Lincoln and
the purpose and necessity of
the Peace Corps."
Application blanks may be
obtained from Dean Breck
ridge. Gibson said the greatest
need at present is for men
and women with agricultural
backgrounds and skills. The
Peace Corps has already had
to suspend one program be
cause of the lack of qualified
people with a general farm
ing background.
In explaining the job of the
Peace Corpsmen he said that
they do specific jobs with an
emphasis on teaching. These
volunteers transmit skills to
the people in order that they
may help themselves.
Living Standards
Gibson added that the Peace
Corpsmen must be prepared
for many shocks. One of these
is the living standards which
they will be forced to accept.
Another problem these
corpsmen will be confronted
with is that of ideology and
professional agitators planted
to deter them.
Mr. Gibson said that they
will not be fighting Commu
nism as such, but that many
students in these countries
have been indoctrinated in
Marxist theory. To combat
this the training given to
corpsmen consists of study of
Marxism and the American
way of life and traditions. .
The United States Informa
tion Agency (USIA) gives lec
tures to the corpsmen on the
"Conflict of Ideologies' and
"Answering the Critic."
Village Square
When asked why so many
Americans were either apa
thetic or opposed to the Peace
Corps, Mr. Gibson said, "Peo
ple don't look beyond the vil
lage square and try to under
stand the other parts of the
He said of the Peace Corps
that it is "foreign aid in re
verse." Money is spent on
Americans who in turn give
their talents and labor away.
He stated that race and
creed are not factors in deter
mining the selection of Peace
Corps volunteers. He went on
to say that ". . . every effort
is being made to keep the
Peace Corps apolitical."
At present there are 600
men and women who have
completed training and "the
plans are to have 1,000 by this
December; 2,700 by June of
'62 and 5,700 by September of
Ten Projects
There are 10 projects under
way at present They are lo-
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The remodeling which began this summer
at a cost of $15,000 will be complete and
the Dell ready for business Tuesday and a
Grand Opening Friday.
cated in Nigeria, Philippines,
New Guinea, Tanganika, In
dia, East and West Pakistan
and St. Lucia of the West In
dies Federation.
Ann Savidge will represent
the University in a queen
contest at the centennial
meeting of the American Roy
al Livestock Horse Show in
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 5-7.
Miss Savidge, a sophomore,
was selected by a student
committee of five and J. P.
Colbert, dean of Student Af
fairs. The committee included
Steve Gage, Student Council
president; Nancy Tederman,
president of Mortar Board;
Jeanne Garner, president of
Associated Women Students
(AWS) ; Roy Arnold, president
of Innocents Society; and
Norm Beatty, editor of the
Daily Nebraskan.
Candidates in the contest
will come from iand grant col
leges sending livestock, wool
or meat judging teams to
American Royal in addition to
aU Big Eight schools.
Selection of the candidate
was made from all the major
beauty queen finalists of the
1960-61 school year.
Miss Savidge is an English
and journalism major with a
history minor. Jler- ambition
is to go into courtroom law.
Activities include being a Corn
husker section editor, a mem
ber of Delta Gamma social
sorority and one of six beauty
queens in the 1961 Miss Corn,
husker contest.
Expenses for the trip to
Kansas City will be shared by
the Chancellor's office and the
american royal queen contest.
Art Historian
Lectures Today
Prof. E. H. Gombrich, di
rector of the Warburg Insti
tute of the University of Lon
don will speak at a public
lecture today at 8 p.m. in
Love Library Auditorium.
Gombrich, one of the lead
ing historians of art, has
written "The Story of Art"
and "Art and Illusion."
Born in Vienna, he studied
art history under Julis von
Schlosser. He was professor
of fine art of Oxford and Dura-ing-Lawrence
professor of art
at University College, London.
Gombrich's topic will be:
"Theory and Observation in
the Work of Leonardo Da Vin
ci." He will also give an in
formal lecture Tuesday at 11
a.m. in the Morrill Hall audi
torium. His lecture is co-sponsored
by the convocations commit
tee and the art department.
Corn Cobs Plan
Corn Cobs are sponsoring a
Miss Majorette contest for
non-professional baton twirl
ers. The contest will be held
at the pep rally next Friday
night preceding the band day
There may be one contest
ant from each organized liv
ing unit on campus. The en
tries will be judged on cos
tume, performance, looks and
audience appeal.
To enter, the contestants
must be near the steps of the
patio on the north side of the
Student Union at 7 p.m. in
costume and with their baton.
A trophy will be presented to
the first place winner.
Ag Y to Sponsor
Freshman Round Up
The Ag YMCA-YWCA will
sponsor a Freshman Round
Up Tuesday night in the Ag
Union at. 7.
There will be a short pro
gram including fellowship and
worship, according to Lyle
Wright, YMCA public rela
tions chairman.