The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 28, 1962, Image 1
J 7TT Leaders Pursue Active or My IO Us V. 'I 1 4 -1 I I T? ami Vfcli -n ' Head Wants JCleatfweep fin Election By JERRY LAMBERSON Special to Dally Nebraakan A tall pleasant man, about 45, with streaks of graying hair, knocks at a home in a typical Nebraska village. Inside, a young housewife t scurries to finish vacuuming 4 the carpet before answering. (Thoughts of just another salesman come to mind as ; she opens the door. However, she is greeted by the friendly smile of a stran ger who announces, "I'm Rob ert Denney, state Republi can chairman. I'd like to en courage you to vote in the primary election." "Vote." replies the woman, "I hardly know the candi dates and ' I knew so little about the government." Republican Party Denney responds, "I'll be glad to tell you about the Re publican Party and the can didates running in this year's election. May I take only a few minutes -of your time?" This is the approach that GOP workers must take in the state-wide campaign, Denney told state Republican leaders at a Dec. 21 meeting of the executive committee. As Denney presided over the meeting, committee members could see new ideas develop in the man they had elected as their chairman scarcely more than , a month earlier. As he stood before them, his 6 ft. 3 in. 200 pound frame had the ruggedness of a col lege football tackle. But the words came softly, clearly and with assurance. His plans were as evident as the deep, left-center ''part" of his hair. Committee members 1 i s tened attentively as Denney talked. They knew his role was coordinator and organ izer of the state party. He was elected by the state cen tral committee at the p o t primary convention to make party decisions, plan activi ties and select members to the executive committee. Hie Job also calls for him m pre side at meetings of the state convention, state central com mittee as well as the execu tive committee. He also at tends the Republican National Committee meeting and works in cooperation with the state committeeman and commit teewoman. At that Dec. 21 executive committee meeting they ex pected to hear something about his party plans. They did. His first words told of the need to analyze each precinct so that each poten tial voter would be contacted by a worker of a s i m i 1 a r ethnic, cultural, religious or educational group. Contacts are more effective when made by individuals with a common interest, he said. Ail-Out Campaign "In the efforts to cam paign throughout the state, I want to encourage each of you to endeavor an all-out campaign. L, would like noth ing more than a clean-sweep of the statehouse and three Republican Congressmen," he told them. Then he raised his voice and cited his favor ite joke, "the definition of a camel," he said, "is a horse designed by a committee." Republicans do not want a committee government, he added, they want a governor With a little initiative. Denney then pointed on that the executive committee of 11 was too small to handle state politics. He encour aged the committee to allow him to add the national com mitteeman, national commit- teewoman, vice chairman of each Congressional district, president of the women's or ganization, immediate past president, assistant vice chairman and executive sec retary to the committee. Pre viously, the executive com mittee consisted only of party chairman from each Congres sional district, three mem- bers-at-large, state chairman, vice chairman, finance com mittee representative and head of Young Republicans. The committee approved the change. Jusi what is a politician? When asked this question, Denney leaned back in a chair at his law office and paused a few moments. Then, he lifted his head and said, "A politician is a dedicated American who believes poli tics is a science of good gov . eminent accomplished by pol iticians. The rewards are not great financially, but the (continued on page 3) Vol. 75, No. 87 Area 1 Parking Moved New Dormitories Necessitate Shift Construction of the new Twin Towers dormitory com plex is going to require the moving of the Area 1 parking lot on March 30. At the present the Area 1 lot is located at the southeast corner of the Women's Resi dence halls and, according to University Business Manager Carl Donaldson, is accommo dating between 50 and 60 cars at maximum periods. Area 1 cars, most of them operated by women students, are to be placed in the new lo cation at the southwest corner of the 16th and Vine lot, effec tive 8 a.m. March 31. Captain Eugene Masters of the Cam pus Police Department said the new location will be posted at that time. All but about eight or 10 of the cars now being placed in Area 1 have student stickers. The others carry employee stickers and these will be as signed to a small newly opened area east of 17th, Don aldson said. "We recognize," said Don aldson, "that placement of Area 1 in reserved spate in the 16th and Vine lot will force students who have been parking cars there to move farther to the north or east where space is still available ir ihe Nebraska Hall lot or in tae 17th and Vine area. "We have planned the move as it is," he said, "to keep women student holders of Area 1 permits as close to the dormitory and sorority lo cations as possible. Given a choice as to who is going to have to walk a little farther, the men or the women, we have given the break to the girls." Donaldson said that .usage of the new Area 1 lot will be checked carefully after the shift is made to see how the arrangement works in prac tice. When Twin Towers is com pleted a parking lot will be built to the north of jt, Don aldson said,- but the area in volved now contains struc tures which will be used by contractors engaged on the dormitory project. Peace Corps Sends Grad To Ecuador Milton Thomson, mid-year graduate in Civil Engineer ing, has been accepted for dutv with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ecuador. His work will consist mainly in ' stimulating intia tive in the field of engineer ing. Leaving Lincoln on Tues day for New York, he will then travel to Puerto Rico and receive an additional four months training at Camp Rie Abajo in Arecibo and at the Inter American University in Barranquitas. Beginning in August, his actual assignment will cover a period of two years. In ad dition to expenses, his sup port will include $75 a month. Thomson attended Nebras ka Wesleyan and graduated in February from the Univer sity, receiving bis bachelor of science degree in civil en gineering. He is a member of Sigma Tau ana urn ts-psi-lon engineering honoraries. Coed Takes Honors In Ag Talent Shotc Karen Edeal of Love Hall won first place in the Ag Union Talent Show. Second place went to the Farmhouse Quartet, com posed of Bill Ahlschwede, Doug Downs, Ron Meinke, and LeRoy Svec. Linda Lana reth received honorable mention. DR. LANE Dr. Lane W. Lancaster professor emeritus of politi cal science at the University, died Monday in Bruges, Bel gium. He was 69 years old. Dr. Lancaster, one of the University's foremost schol ars, retired from the Univer sity in June, 1960. This past, school year he has been a Fulbright lecturer at Univer sity College, Snasea, Wales. Coming from Wesleyan Uni versity in Middletown, Conn., he joined the Nebrask? fa culty in 1930. His field initial--ly was state and local govern ment, but later he devoted most of his attention to po litical theory. He was the first winner . of the University Foundation's Distinguished Teaching award in 1954. Dr. Lancas ter served as chairman of the political science department and was a visiting professor to various institutions includ ing Yale, Northwestern, the University of California at Berkeley, Penn State, Syra cuse, the University of Ala bama and the University of Hawaii. Among his extensive con tributions to the literature of the political science field was one of a three-volume series entitled "Masters of Political Thoughts." A native of Bellaire, Ohio, Dr. Lancaster earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan, his master's from University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in 1923 from Univer sity of Pennsylvania. Who's Who Lists NU Professors Seven University professors are among the 40 Nebraskans listed for the first time in Who's Who in America. Selected were Deans Walter K. Beggs, Teachers College; David Dow, Law College; and Elvin F. Frolik, Agriculture College. Clifford M. Hicks, professor of business organi zation and management, and Adrian R. Legault, civil engi neering, are chairmen of their respective departments. Also listed were Richard Guilford, director of the Grad uate School of Social Work, and Raymond C. Dein, pro fessor of accounting. MEMORABLE MIDDY Joan Chenoweth, newly crowned Miss Midshipman, receives her trophy at the Navy Hall from the current Miss Navy, Marty Elliots Joan Chenoiveth Named Miss Midshipman at Ball Miss Joan Chenoweth, Kappa Kappa Gamma junior in Teachers College, was crowned Miss Midshipman of 1962 at the annual Navy Ball, held last Saturday at East Hills Country Club. Nominated by the junior class of midshipmen, Miss Chenoweth received her trophy from the current Miss Navy, Marty Elliott. 'Attendants were Mary Volberding, representing the sophomore class, and Gail Giala, freshman candidate. Miss Chenoweth, escorted by Midshipment 2-c Kent Hildreth, then reigned over the festivities of the 32nd af fair. Also honored were 19 Midshipment 1-c who will re ceive their commissions this June. The Daily Nebraskan LANCASTER DIES M H-"! fjJi L. " jM " nun I IIIIIIMTi'fl nfMauaMagial tV -f- W i fffJ ' V '' rpessy. fv-.; . - ' ' mi , ' -i u RAM Tables Motions On Elections, Salaries By BOB BESOM The weekly Residence Association for Men meeting took on a new note of interest Monday. RAM president Roger Dodson gave up the gavel for the business meeting and took issue in two constitutional changes; (1) the election of house officers and (2) elimination of the salary of the president and the publicity director. Dodson proposed in a mo tion that the $280 ($180 to the president and $100 to the pub licity director) be put into a floating fund to be used by the executive committee un der the supervision of the president for the benefit of RAM. Dodson pointed out that pres- - a MMPMPIl I WW MM t I " ently the money, taken out of the $4,000 RAM budget is not necessarily used for the benefit of Selleck Quadrangle. He said the money could be used for such as correspond ence, public relations, busi ness, entertainment, and sec retarial work, he said. At present, the Publicity di rector is appointed by the president and has no voting power in the RAM council. Dodson would also make the position an elected office. George Peterson, Student Council representative, rebut ted Dodson by accusing him of not being prepared and "not knowing what he is get ting himself into." Peterson made a motion to refer it to a committee 'for study and Social Chairman Bennie Nel son called for four different votes before Peterson's mo tion was defeated. By the rules of the constitu tion, Dodson's motion had to be tabled for a week before it can be voted on. A tabled motion by Benton House President Rod Mar shall on the election of offi cers was carried 18-14. The motion states that all house presidents be elected in the spring while all other house officers be elected either in the spring or after the sec ond week of the beginning of the fall semester. "There would be two bene fits," said Vice-President Dave Scholz in refeience to the amendment: "(1) Fair ness to new freshmen, and (2) Advantages of house or ganization during the summer so that plans can ne maae for the coming year." Bennie Nelson pointed out the, example set by Benton house which put summer con tact into use and is now a hiehlv organized house. Ben ton was congratulated earlier by the Quad manager Alfred Calvert and Dodson for its outstanding first semester scholastic average. Wednesday, March 28, 1962 Reserve Books Stolen PE Materials Among Missing By TOM KOTOUC "Three per cent, of the books in the Central Reserve room of first floor Love Li brary have been stolen sinced September," said Richard Farley, associate library di rector. The loss of these 54 texts is "not so great yet that it is alarming," said Farley, who noted that the losses are pri marily in the fieids of edu cation and economics." "In order for a student to take a book from the Reserve room past the student check er, he must hide the book un der his coat or with his books as he passes through t n e gates," said Farley. "Many text book materials are taken in the physical ed ucation courses, or in courses where the library stocks a book which is required read ing for a course," he added. Not Stocked 'This tendency is one reas on why we do not stock text books used or past examina tions given in a course," he said. Asked what steps will be taken in courses where there has been a high loss of ref erence material, Farley said: "We will request that profes sors ask their students to buy these reference texts in the coming semester." "The loss is about the same, however, as that en countered when we checked each book out separately from the Central Reserve desk on third floor .of Love," said Farley. "Students are the individu als who suffer most from the loss of reference material, for they are unable to secure needed books before an exam or quiz," said Farley. Stolen texts are ordinarily replaced from fine money, ac cording to Farley. Alarm, Fear "We try not to become alarmed at people who steal books for fear that our alarm will cause these individuals to feel that stealing is the thing to do," he added. "However, if students are aware of the loss, they will police themselves; for ex ample, as they see a student carrying a book with a yellow band on it out of the library or around campus," said Farley. "I have been pleased with the way students gather to gether to protect their rights to quiet in the library and to stop students from mutilat ing library books," he added. "Although the loss from the Reserve room has not as yet reached alarming proportions, the Reserve room is still a pain in the neck, but the only way we know of to keep losses to a minimum. Foreign Students Form New Body The Nebraska Arab Student Association (NASA) has sub mitted its constitution to Stu dent Council for approval. Plans for a NASA chapter on the Nebraska campus were made this weekend and of ficers of the association were elected. Serving as president will be Jamil Nammour from Le banon; secretariat, Moham mad Faddah from t erusalem; treasurer, Kuhtn Yasiri from Iraq. The association would like to function as a cultural as sociation of regional charac ter in introducing the Arab world to students on campus. The University association is a chapter of the central or ganization which has head quarters in New York. Democratic State Head Has Interest In Farmers By JUDY HARRINGTON Special to Daily Nebratkan Russ Hanson is still in the game. In his youthful days tho game was semi-pro baseball. More recently it has been that of politics. He has run campaign bases and shagged political flies for the Demo cratic Party since 1958. The party roster says it simply enough Russell Han son, state chairman. But once in the field, black and white answers about Democratic management turn to gray. Democratic Progress One thing is clear -cut, how ever, and that, as some po litical observers say, is that Democratic progress walks a tight-rope in Nebraska. They suggest that what is termed a party split has discouraged some potential election can didates and alienated a num ber of party members and that the forthcoming election can make or break the Dem ocratic party in Nebraska. Some recognize Hanson as a team manager. Others sug gest he's not in charge and that decisions released from headquarters in Omaha are only those of Bernard Boyle, national committeeman since 1952. Hanson's comment is this: "I have a great deal of re spect for Bernie and for his judgment. However, he is not a political boss as some have suggested. "Bernie and I have disa greed about a number of matters, not necessarily in public. We've been able to sit down and talk out our dif ferences. If he thinks my idea is better, he goes along with it." . Boyle: Liaison Hanson insists that Boyle acts only as a liaison be tween the state and national committee and that within Nebraska's borders, Hanson himself is at the helm. Gov. Frank Morrisons said that "leadership, as such, is vested in the state chairman and the state central commit tee. An elected official shouldn't try to manage par ty machinery, but the state organization should support and help explain to the pub lic the program of the par ty's nominees. "A majority of people in both parties will subscribe to my philosophy that the job of elected party officials is to develop and implement poli cy," Morrison said. "I be lieve that when the people of a state elect a man that he must be independent, serve all the people; thus, his poli cies cannot be dictated by party officials." He said discussion of per sonality conflicts within the party is "press talk." "The conflict is one of two basical ly clean and clear-cut differ ences in political philosophy, not personalities, ne saia. "The difference is irrevoca ble. It's like saying that Ja pan should be where Ger many is. And it ll never come about." Party Position Regardless of position in the party organization, Boyle has been heard from consist ently in the last decade and. purposely or not, has been involved in frequent rhu barbs. Is there a reason for this? Party history shows that, traditionally, the Democratic national committeeman's post has been one of strong influ ence. Boyle's predecessors, James Quigley and Arthur Mullen, too, were heard from. As described on the editori al page of the Lincoln Jour nal, Dec. 21, 1961: "In the Democratic party the nation al committeeman has a stranglehold on the party . . . This dates back to the 30'a when James C. Quigley ,for a time held both the state chairmanship and the office of national committeeman." Executive Secretary Charles Hein, executive sec retary of the state party, said emphasis on the committee man has come about neces sarily. M "in a state supposedly dom inated by Republicans, the Democratic national commit teeman is an important fig ure," he said. "This is true in Nebraska, but it is also true, for example, in South Dakota. Traditionally, the (continued on page 3) (GWS (mid ODOILILS SATURDAY, MARCH 31 9 PERSHING 8:00 P.M.