The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 19, 1962, Image 1
UNIVERSITY OF NCBR. LIBRARY. 4 Hcli SSfcolfl62 Gymnists Are All-College Champions See Page 4 Editorial ARCHIVES Comment See Page 2 Vol. 75, No.82 4 The Daily Nebraskan Monday, March 19, 1962 .No' Action Yet Fbfe Invalidated: . . Afeitf Elections Set By WENDY ROGERS Elections for' May Queen and the Independent Women's Association (IWA) board, held March 14, iiave been in validated by the Judiciary Committee of the Student Coun cil, and new elections slated for Thursday on both city and agriculture campuses. The elections were officially contested March 15; by IWA and Mortar Board. Committee members Jim Samples, Al Plummer, Sukey Tinan, Don Burt, and John Abrahamzon voted unani mously to invalidate the elec tion. Their decision was based , on the fact that "both or ganizations (Mortar Board and IWA) were in favor of invalidating the vote," and the following Constitutional grounds: Article 7, Section 2, Sub section D of the Student Coun cil Constitution: "To decide on the validity of Student Council election and all Elec tions supervised by the Stu dent Council"; and . Article 4", Section 1, Sub section H of the By-Laws: "If a special election is not .invalidated within seventy three hours after the closing of the polls, the election shall be considered valid." The following letters were submitted by Mortar Board President Nancy Tederman, and IWA President Alfreda Stute contesting the elec tions: May Queen Election "In checking the number of May Queen ballots against the number of junior and senior women who signed their names as eligible voters at the polls, we found a severe discrepency. A total of 583 May Queen ballots were cast. Approximately 417 junior and senior women signed the note book as eligible voters. This is a difference of 166 ballots." IWA (boart) Election "The IWA ballot for board consisted of sophomore, junior and senior boards. Members of IWA were to vote for their choice of board members in EACH of the three classes.' It is understood, however, that IWA members sitting at the polls at different times during the day were not con sistent in informing the vot ers of how they were to vote. (A total of 233 votes were cast, of which 64 had voted for members of one class.) Some voters were being told to vote ONLY for mem bers of their own class, which is incorrect.'' According to Council By Laws, student IDs must be presented at the election,, and a faculty? member will have to be present. Sky Show Depicts Ways to Use Stars The opening of the new sky show, "Signs in the Sky", of fers viewers a chance to tell time without the aid of clock or calendar. The show opened Sunday at the Ralph Mueller Planetari um in Morrill Hall. Dr. John Howe, director of the planetarium, shows the discovery of the "signs" and how they can be used for limited weather forecasting. The show will also explain wliat the sky signs mean and when they can be effec tively applied in telling time and Erection. "Signs in the Sky" is 45 minutes long and can be seen at the following times: 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, and 2:45 p.m. Saturday. PTP Applications Available at YWCA Application blanks for the People-to-People Brother-Sister Program are available at the Young Women's Christian Association office on the third floor of the Student Union. As soon as names of foreign students planning to ' attend the University are received, America ii "brothers and sis ters" will be assigned. Those chosen will communicate with the foreign student during the summer, meet him at the air port, and help him register and become familiar with the University. QUEEN CANDIDATES Finalists for all Independent Queen are (left to right) Alfreda Stute, Bev Gray, Bonnie Wahl, Sandy' Ahlman and Clare Vrba. Independent Royalty To Reign Saturday The All Independent King and Queen will be selected at the Independent Spring Dance Saturday night. Finalists for All Independ ent King: Jim Cawthra, junior in Engineering, is a member of Pioneer House and president of Inter Co-op Council; Essie Mortazavi, sen ior in Engineering, is so cial chairman of the Iranian Club, a member of the Un ion Advisory Board and Ne braska International Associa tion (NIA). Allen Olsen, junior in busi ness Administration, is a counselor in Selleck Quad rangle; Dale Pohlmann, jun ior in Agriculture, is a mem ber of Student Council and the Burr Hall Bar-M Coun cil; Dave Scholz, junior in Engineering, is vice-president of RAM Council and a mem ber of Student Council. The finalists for All In KING CANDIDATES Finalists for all Independent King are (left to right) Dale Pohlmann, Dave Scholz, Allen Olsen, Jim Cawthra and Essie Mortazavi. entist, D Former brace-wearers may benefit from a new approach of orthodontics den tistry being started at the University. This approach is a result of the joint research and development by two Univer sity professors one in engineering me chanics and the other in dentistry. Dr. Sam Weinstein, chairman of the de partment of graduate orthodontics, and Donald Haack of the department of engi neering mechanicSj are responsible for what is now known as the "theoretical me chanics approach" to orthodontics. In their laboratories they are investigat ing the movement of teeth with such de vices as a simple gold "button," no bigger than a small pea, attached to the tooth. Dr. Weinstein explained that - dentists for years have used appliances in the mouth to move teeth, but without a full understanding of mechanics the science of force action. What it all amounts to is that the men are studying the mouth &nd the teeth in somewhat the same mannef us an engi neer solves the problems associated with the design of bridges or large buildings. The researchers also are handling de taled and precise measurements of pres sures and forces on teeth from cheek, tongue and other facial muscles. So math ematically exacting is their work that they are able to exert such small pressures as three-tenths of an ounce on a tooth and meausre the tooth's movements in units as small as a ten-thousandth of an inch. In the case of the little gold "button" attached to a tooth, the scientists found that they could use the faint pressure of the cheek against the tooth to move the tooth itself. ' By TOM KOTOUC No action will be taken by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) on the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) pledge scaveng er hunt incident until the IFC executive committee dis cusses the incident with the fraternity, said John Nolon IFC president, Sunday. Four AGR pledges were arraigned in Municipal Court Friday on charges arising from the death of a pet rabbit taken to complete a scavanger hunt list. The youth were charged with trespassing and disturb ing the peace as one of the Photos by Doui McCirtney dependent Queen:. Sandy Ahlman, sophomore in Teachers, is a member of Women's Residents Halls, a Tassel, and a member of NIA; Bev Gray, junior in Agriculture, is president of Love Memorial Hall; Alfreda Stute, senior in Teachers is president of Terrace Hall and president of Independ ent Women's Association (I WA). Clare Vrba, senior in Agri culture, is a member of East Burr Hall and vice-president of IWA; Bonnie Wahl, sopho more in Agriculture, is a member of Fedde Hall, com mittee chairman for Hospital ity Days and publicity chair man for 4-H Club. The Independent Spring Dance will be from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at East Hills Saturday. Tickets are now on sale at $1 per person. Engineer Combine The proper or optimum force to exert on the teeth and the best and most accurate appliances to use to do the job are just a part of the approach. They want stu dents to understand when, why, where and how teeth can be moved as well as a sound, scientific background. i Professor Haack participated in earlier research with University dentists that re sulted in a technique that is now very widely adopted by dentists. The engineer teamed with dental pro fessors several years ago to study stresses on certain types of restorations in chil dren's teeth. The men developed, as a re sult, what a layman might call the "round cornered" preparation technique. There are good indications that the most recent effort will have also a widespread impact on dentistry. Shortly after Dr. Weinstein and Professor Haack began their research on moving teeth, the Uni versity of Indiana, Texas and California followed suit with similar programs built around a liaison with engineers or physi cists. Professors Haack and Weinstein " have already received requests for infor. mation from throughout the U.S. and abroad. While the research and slowly develop ing techniques of the men seem exciting and a little revolutionary, both point out that engineering alone will not solve all the problems of orthodontists and their patients with misaligned teeth. "The answers of the future is a multi disciplined approach," TJr. Weinstein ex plained. "No single branch of basic sci ence can be sufficient support for under standing all the problems involved." In Kafobit Incident youth took a rabbit from the back yard of Lester Gertsch, 3218 T, police said. A hearing to determine the facts of the case was held with Dean J. P. Colbert, Dean of the Division of Stu dent Affairs, Sunday after noon. The four youth involved in the rabbit incident; the presi dent, pledge trainer and alumni advisor of AGR; the executive committee of the IFC and the president of the Interfraternity Board of Con trol were involved in the hearing. Dean Colbert declined to discuss what action will be taken on the AGR incident, or whether or not it would be referred to the IFC. Chancellor Clifford M. Har din declined to comment on the incident. "The University has no of ficial rules against hell week because it has been ruled against by the fraternities themselves through the IFC, through the national Inter fraternity Conference and through their national frater nities," said Colbert. "However, if these rulings do not accomplish their pur pose, then the colleges and universities concerned must rule against it," he said. "I am not saying by this that we are planning to rule against hell week, however," Colbert added. "Personally," he said, "I am dead set against hell week;" "If nothing more than the irresponsible action of four individuals is involved, and not the fraternity,, the Divi Carl Hansen to Speak At Honors Convocation Dr. Carl F. Hansen, super intendent of schools of the District of Columbia, will be speaker for the April 17 Hon ors Convocation, according to Prof. Robert Stake, chair man of the Faculty Senate honors convocation commit tee. Superintendent of schools in a city where 80 per cent of the students are Negro, Hansen has avoided a poten tial integration crisis by "con centrating, not on the explo sive potentialities of the situa tion, but on providing the best education program pos sible for every child," in Stake's own words. A Nebraskan by birth, Han sen completed his undergrad uate and masters work in the field of education at the University. He holds a Ed D degree from the University of Southern, California. After experimenting with educational television for five years with 35,000 students of a total of 125,000 in the Washington, D.C. system, Hansen removed administra sion of Student Affairs willr take action against the indi viduals," according to No lon. "Any preinitiation cere mony held outside the chap ter house which brings dis credit to the individual fra ternity or the fraternity sys tem as a whole will be handled by the IFC under the authority of its constitution and the Interfraternity Pledge Training Creed," said Nolon. "Thus action would be tak en by the IFC against AGR fraternity under this author ity only if we determine It is involved in the incident," he . added. "I am opposed to the high school antics of hell week," said C. Bertrand Schultz, IFC advisor. "All fraternities claim they do not have hell week," he said. "Only the IFC is able to handle certain pledge train ing activities, or they will go underground." "Only by education of the fraternities involved through cooperation with the IFC can the problem be solved," he added. In the rabbit incident, a neighbor had noted the li cense number of a car seen in the alley near Gertsch's house. It was traced to a pledge at the fraternity. Two of the youth pleaded innocent to both counts, an other innocent to trespassing and guilty to disturbing the peace, and the fourth pleaded guilty on both counts. .The judgements have been deferred by Judge Richard O. Johnson until the trial of the youths who pleaded inno cent is held April 26. tive pressure on teachers to use TV, whereupon students and teachers alike promptly rejected its use. Poor test results and a "deadening ef fect on instruction" prompted the decision. A four-track system of pro gress which is extensively used at all levels in Wash ington D.C.'s 138 schools is another of Hansen's innova tions. The four-track system di vides grades and the work assigned to students into four levels of instruction, allowing the student to advance in a given subject as rapidly as his ability permits. Residents of Washington feel that the four-track sys tem has not only proved it self by effecting an above normal rise in test scores for each grade, but by serv ing as an effective instru ment for dealing with the massive academic problems created in 1954 by integra tion, according to James Koerner in the Dec. 16 issue of Saturday Review. J) 'T A v DENTAL-ENGINEERING TEAM Dental techniques of the future ... Dr. Sam Weinstein, chairman of the department of graduate orthodontics, (left) and Donald Haack of the department of engineering me chanics, are combining their skills to learn more about the movement of teeth. Board of Rules Out Bonus Construction of the Twin Towers dormitory complex is now underway, with completion scheduled Sept., 1963. In action Friday, the University Board of Regents ac cepted combined low bids totaling $3,059,P8, ruling out the bonus which they were prepared to offer if the low bid had come from a single contractor. The successful low bidders are: General contract, Lippert Bros, of Oklahoma City, $2, 051,558. Mechanical, , Ray Martin Co. of Lincoln, $647,400. Electrical, Common wealth Co. of Lincoln, $232, 050. Elevators, O'Keefe Ele vator Co. of Omaha, $128,000. Had the low bid come from a single contractor, the Reg ents were ready to offer a maximum incentive bonus of $90,000 for completion of the sky-scrapper facility by mid August, 1963. However, the lowest single bidder was Olson Construc tion company of Lincoln, with an offer of $3,149,000. The 13-story building plus a dining facility is designed to accomodate 960 students. Located on 17th St., im mediately to the east of the present residence halls for women, the dormitory com plex will be of concrete slab construction. Complete and equipped, Twin Towers is expected to cost approximately $4.5 mil lion. Construction costs are being financed through reve nue bonds. No tax money is involved. According to University Business Manager Carl Don aldson, the low bids were un der the estimates by about $150,000. Devanej' In further action the Re gents gsve final and official approval to the appointment of Robert S. Devaney as head football coach. The Board hired Coach De vaney on a five-year basis, but on terms of appointment rather than contract. Devaney's annual salary is $17,000, and the appointment runs from Feb. 1. Also made official was the employment of Devaney's as sistants on one-year appoint ments, effective Feb. 1. Assistant Coaches Michael H. Corgan, James Ross, and Carl F. Selmer Jr., will each receive $10,000 annually. John W. Melton will receive $9,000, and Cletus Fischer and George L. Kelly, $8,700 each. The salaries of Fischer and Kelly, the only two assistant football coaches reappointed, have been raised $700 over last year. Talents Regents Regents Consent To Plans University Receives $1,250,000 Library University construction and development projects got a green light Friday at the Board of Regents meeting, when the Board gave its ton sent on a $1,250,000 library for Ag College and the pos sible building of a $1.2 mil lion physics reasearch labra tory on city campus. Lincoln architects Clark and Enersen received author ity to proceed with final plans for the Ag Library. University business manager Carl Donaldson said con struction bids will be called this summer. The library, a three-story structure, will be locatsd south of the Biochemistry Building. It will be financed with revenue from the state institutional building levy. The present library facilities for Ag College are housed in Ag Hall and plans for the building have been on the University's proposed con struction list for years. Construction of the physics research laboratory is contin gent on approval of a $600, 000 construction grant the University has requested from the National Sc i e n c e Foundation, but the Board authorized Omaha architects Steele, Sandham and Wein stein to proceed with plans. Other action on physical plant development by the board included: 1.) The employment of Howard Strong, Norfolk archi tect, to draft plans for a building at the Northeast Ne braska Experiment Station near Concord. 2) The accepteance of a low bid of $36,000 from the Sides Construction Co. of Omaha for remodeling a research area in the Nebraska Psych iatric Institute in Omaha. 3) The authorization of the letting of bids for an addi tional segment of the Uni versity's Power Plant cooling towers. 4) The authorization of the continued employment of Lutz, Dailey and Brain, Kan sas City Engineers, to assist with campus utility develop- ment plans, including possi ble Power Plant expansion. 5) The authorization of Unthank & Unthank, Lincoln architects, to proceed with final plans for a series of small poultry buildings on Ag College. ' 6) The authorization of the proposed purchase, at $91, 000, of five Omaha lots and three houses at 40th and Dew ey streets to be held for nse in future development of the University's Medical Center area. 7) The agreeent to a con-, demnation suit to determine legality of a proposed trans fer of a small strip of ground at the Northeast Nebraska Experiment Station to permit construction of a state ac cessroad from Concord. Premedical Students Need Applications Premedical students plan ning to apply for admission to a medical college in the fall of 1963 must obtain a test appli cation card from their ad visers. The test will be given on Saturday, May 5 and again on October 20, 1962. The ap plication and $15 fee must be sent in at least two weeks be fore the testing date.