The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 11, 1962, Image 1

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Inadequate Facilities
APR II 1962
Disapfifova I
1 t
To Close School
Editor's note: This is the
first article of a two-part
series concerning the
schools which the State
Board of Education has
ruled inadequate. Hal Brown
tries to show what disap
proval means, its part in
the state educational sys
tem, and the human side of
the story in the towns
where this takes place.
Brother s' have stopped
speaking to one another.
Two members of the same
family travel on different
buses to attend school in the
same town 14 miles away.
Children who grew up to
gether now are attending
classes at four different high
Athletes are sought by three
Four Buses
i A lie main vwv vi v v
looks like a bus terminal
every morning and night as
four buses arrive to pick up
and let off school children.
This situation exists in
Waterbury, a town of about
80 people in northeast Nebras
ka. But it could describe
many other small towns in
Nebraska where the "State
Board of Education has dis
approved the school.
Disapproved Citizens in
32 school districts across the
state have heard that word
in the past five years as the
State Board of Education
cracked down and placed
these high schools on the non
approved list.
Disapproved A word
that means different things to
different people. To the State
Board of Education, it is a
tool to force schools with in
adequate facilities to close.
To the people in these school
districts, it means problems,
discussions, conflict a n d in
many cases even heated argu
File Suit
Disapproved Citizens of
one town may decide to file
s' to save its school from
it. Another town may decide
to operate the school on a
non-approved basis. Another
may decide to close the
school and either redistrict or
merely send the students to
another school. Those who de
cide to sue, such as Walton
is now doing, are of primary
interest to the State Board of
Education in its attempt to
move forward in reducing the
number of high schools in the
One official of the State De
partment of Education ex
plains that if the Board is up
held by the courts, then
many more schools in the
state can expect to be disap
proved. With the backing of
the courts, the State Board of
Education can be expected to
step up the pace consider
ably. Six schools have been disap
proved during the past school
year. They are Walton, Ong,
Thayer, Salme, Max and
These six now are making
the decision that others have
made in the past At least
Editor's Note: This if the first in a series of four ar
ticles on tbe Peace Corps. '
"Once upon a time many years ago ..." Such a
fairy tale tiginning is mo6t appropriate for telling the
story of the Peace Corps.
The Peace Corps celebrated its first birthday on
March X, but the idea for an army of youth serving
the world is so old that it would be hard to pinpoint
the first governmental proposal of that type.
One of tbe first suggestions for a "peace corps"
came from some young World Federalists in 1919. Tbey
advanced tbe idea for a peace force to be called Com
munity Development Project.
Later in tie summer of 1951, a convention of Stu
dents for Democratic Actioa endorsed tbe idea to recruit
members for Worldwide Community Development work.
At about this same time Sen.- Jacob Javits of New York
proposed that the United States recruit about a million
young Americans for "an army of peace." This army,
as Javits proposed, would be used to improve the stand
ard of livicg throughout the world.
Numerous Prposals
There were other numerous proposals that an army
of young people dedicated to the causes of peace help
promote tbe standard of living abroad. Democratic Rep.
Henry S. Reuss of Wisconsin helped further this cause
after he made a trip to Cambodia in 1357.
He was riding along a new highway in Cambodia
when he asked his guide who used the road. The guide
pointed to a barefoot Cambodian leading his water buf
falo along the shoulder of the road. The road itself
was empty as far as the eye could see. Reuss then asked
himself, "How else might we (U.S.) have spent that
money to serve more people?"
When Reuss returned borne be decided to see what
action could be taken to bumadze the foreign-aid pro
gram. What Reuss had in inind was the creation of
what be called the Point Four Youth Corps designed to
restore idealism sucb as that displayed in tbe European
Marshall Plan.
This plan along with one submitted by Sen. Richard
Neuberger of Oregon resulted in the passage of the
Mutual Security Act in I860 which made $10,000 available
for a study of the Point Four Youth Corps. Much of the
concrete planning of the Peace Corps was based upon
this program.
Kennedy Endorses
President John Kennedy first became conscious of
one, Ong, now plans to con
tinue as a non - approved
school. Another, Walton, has
filed suit.
Close Doors
And what is happening in
the other schools, which may
simply close their high school
doors? Perhaps the same
things are happening there as
happened in Waterbury.
For several weeks, the
Waterbury students studied
letters from each school in
terested in them. The stu-
dents studied the curriculum
that was offered by each
They talked with fellow
students and delayed their de
cisions waiting to see where
the other students were go
As one parent pvt it, "They
didn't make up their minds
where to go until 30 minutes
before the buses arrived in
What technically happens
when a school is disapproved?
Taxpayers Affected
When a school is disap
proved by the State Board of
Education, it is affected in
three ways: (1) the school
district must pay the free
high school tuition tax levy
which amounts to 10 mills in
Waterbury's case, (2) the
school loses the right to col
lect free high school tutiton,
without which most high
schools could not operate, and
(3) the school loses its state
The latter has little effect
since the amount of money is
very small. Nebraska's only
state apportionment for edu
cation comes from the sale of
school lands.
The three money reasons
are of major interest to the
taxpayer in the school district,
but are of little interest to
the students.
But there are ways in
which disapproval directly
affects the student. One is
through the school's athletic
Athletic Attention
Athletes in the Waterbury
school, for example, received
more attention than other stu
dents as coaches from various
schools tried to persuade the
athletes to attend their school.
But what would have hap
pened to the athletes if the
school had continued to oper
ate on a non-approved basis?
The constitution of the Ne
braska School Activities As
sociation (XSAA) states that
any school on the non-approved
list can not be a
member of the Association
and can not compete with
any school that is a member
of the Association.
C. C. Thompson, executive
secretary of NSAA, says this
ruling would be strictly en
forced. Non-Association Members
"We would not say they
cannot play basketball or foot
ball, but they would be sus
pended from the Association
and this would certainly hurt
their scheduling since nearly
every school in the state is a
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Panhell Discusses
'No Room Rushing'
Meeting for the first timelCarlson noted that "we hoPe
in a round-table setuD with:10 do lt W ladies aSree
new placards identifying the
members, Panhellenfc Coun
cil announced the tentative
rush week schedule and de
voted most of its session to
discussion of proposed rush
rule changes.
Action on the proposed
changes will come next week i
at a sDecial meptin? timl
7 p.m., Tuesday, after dele-111 week- A
gates have all reported thej Rushees, according to Sus
proposals to their individual ie Moffitt, would be instruct
houses led to report any infraction of
The possible elimination rf'lhe "no room rush" policy,
"room rush" dominated j Rushing Confined
much floor ftlscussion. "All rushing, according to
uutc W Lilt, l J j-
change, Article VI, sub-sec
tion 5, would be altered from:
'There will be no room rush-
ing at the open house and
the first set of six parties.",
in read mnrolv- "TWp will i
be no room rushing."
Ladies' Agreement
When delegate Marge
Feese questioned enforce-
the peace corps concept in February tXQ when he asWd
a question about Reuss proposals on the television panel
show "College News Conference."
Kennedy publicly endorsed the idea of a "peace
corps" at the University of Michigan on October 14,
1960, when he challenged the 10,000 students listening
with: "How many of you are willing to spend ten years
in Africa or Latin America or Asia working for the
U.S. and working for freedom?"
Later as part of his campaign promise Kennedy
said, "We are going to have to have the best Americans
we can get to speak for our country abroad. I have sug
gested having a peace corps of young men and women,
who will be willing to spend two or three years of their
lives as teachers and nurses, working in different coun
tries which are backward and which are just beginning
to develop, spreading life cause of freedom."
Since March 1, 1961, this idea of having an army of
young men and women serve the cause of humanity
throughout the world is no longer an empty dream, but
a driving reality. Twelve foreign countries throughout
the world now have Peace Corps volunteers working
within them and requests from 20 other nations have
been received by R. Sargent Shriver, director of the
Peace Corps, and bis associates.
Three of the basic ideals of the Peace Corps are:
To help the people of such countries and areas in
meeting their needs for trained manpower.
To help promote a better understanding of tbs
American people on the part of tbe peoples served.
To help promote a better understanding of other
peoples on the part of the American people.
Attitudes, Understanding
This idea of the Peace Corps exists as importantly
in the minds and attitudes of men as in its deeds and
accomplishments. The attitudes and understanding cre
ated by the Peace Corps are as significant as the par
ticular bridges built, pupils taught or roads surveyed.
Even though the Peace Corps has only started to
perform its mission, it has made a profound impact in
the minds of men.
President Alberto Lleras Camargo of Colombia, one
of the most respected statesmen in the Western Hemis
phere, described the Peace Corps contribution as "...
the finest way in which the United States could prove
to the humble people of this and other lands that the
primary purpose of its international aid program is to
build a better life in all of the free world's villages and
iment of the change, Jean
The house rush chairman
and Panhellenic delegate
would be responsible for en-
forcement. within house'
sne explained.
Further, "Kailene (Senf),
as president of Panhellenic,
111 PIain lhe e the
rushees at the beginning of
ine nroposea cnange, is w
be done in living room areas.
Another proposed change
would alter Article III. See
tion b of the rushing rules
which reads- 'No high school
E1H SnaiJ Oe aUOWeu Ul M-
rority houses except sisters
and daughters of members of
the sorority,' and only out-of-
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Is Old
The Daily Nebraskan
New Dean
Still Needs
Dr. G. Robert Ross, the
dean of student affairs
at Ball State Teachers Col
lege (Muncie, Ind.), will be
recommenaea as the new
dean of the Division of Stu
dent Affairs, according to
Chancellor Clifford Hardin.
The recommendation will be
acted upon by the Board of
Regents meeting in Lincoln
next Tuesday. University
spokesmen noted that the
Board s approval whould be
"Usually punishment is not
a good learning process in
disciplining students," said
Dr. Ross in an exclusive in
terview when he visited cam
pus March 20.
tie favors a professional
counselor or psychiatrist
handling of cases of student
misconduct when emotional
iactors are involved. "I am
not sold on student tribunals
recommending penalties for
student misconduct" he noted
Admits Failure
When one man punished
anomer, ne is admitting that
ne nas tailed and does not
understand his problem," Dr.
Ross said.
"Students only learn to be
SCBC Lists
Include 13
For Council
fTA m
inineen candidates from
engineering, Arts and Sci
ences. Teachers Business Ad
ministration and Agriculture
nave been slated bv the Stu
dent Council Bettermen Com
mittee (SCBC) for this year's
aiuaeni umncil.
ine candidates are: Arts
and Sciences: Dennis Chris
tie, Tom Kotouc, Jerri Olsen
and Ann Wain. Engineering
and Architecture: Jim Han
sen, Rod Marshall and Dale
Redman. Business Adminis
tration: Bill Gunlicks. Agri
culture: Frank Morrison and
Sandy Brown. Teachers:
Mike Barton, Judy Pearce
and Cindy Tinan.
Byron Almquist, chairman
of the SCBC, noted that only
one of the candidates slated
was an independent.
"Selections were made on
the applicant's past contribu
tions to the University, the
impression he made before
the interviewing board and
his estimated potential to con-;
tribute to the Student Coun-i
cil as a member," said Aim
"Independent candi
dates did show an excellent
potential to contribute as
Council members, but lacked
tbe background and experi
ence of those slated by the
SCBC," said Almquist.
Thirty-three of the 36 can
didates who filed with the cu
vision of Student Affairs by
Saturday noon were inter
viewed last week, plus five
candidates who did not file
after the interview.
"Candidates slated by the
SCBC will be brought togeth
er to coordinate their cam
paigns as a croup." said
A telephone campaign to
Lincoln students will also be
conducted by UNICORNS, the
Lincoln Independents' organ
ization, the week after Easter
Nuclear Lecture
Is Slaled Today
Curtis Crawford will speak
on "Sane Nuclear Policy" to
day at 11 a.m. in the Student
Union auditorium.
Devoting full time to writ
ing and lecturing on disarma
ment and international af
fairs, Crawford has filled
more speaking engagements
than any other lecturer in
the United States since Janu
ary 1960.
Crawford is a 1945 gradu
ate of the University of Chi
cago and did graduate work
in international relations, law,
philosophy and theology. He
is a Phi Beta Kappa and re
ceived national debate hon
ors. While in school Crawford
was funding chairman of the
Campus Student Federalists,
and later lectured under the
auspices of the Chicago Coun
cil on Foreign Relations.
of Student
mature, responsible citizens
by being treated this way,"
he added.
"If a drinking infraction in
volves the individual student
without affecting the rest of
the community, someone
should discuss the case with
the student to determine
whether or not an emotional
factor is involved, or whether
or not the student simply
misjudged," he added.
He concluded by noting that
the primary interest of an ad
ministrator is in education,
not in punishment or rulings.
NSA Views
Expressing his views on the
National Student Association,
(NSA) he noted that Ball
State had "pulled out of the
NSA two months ago after
four years of affiliation."
"The decision to disaffiliate
was based on careful study
by students without college
administration's domination
or influence," he said.
He said that students at
Ball State felt that the NSA
was over involved in nation
al matters, and neglecting
important academic decisions
needed on the national level
studies Dy aeans' groups
show beyond doubt that there
is no Communist influence in
the National Student Associa
tion, Dr. Ross added.
Fraternity Potential
"College fraternities have a
tremendous potential,"
ne said, "Out we have a real
job to show the public that
fraternities are a successful
RAM Starts
Spring Day
Participation A step towards organized
competition for the annual
Spring Day and a motion to
put two constitutional amend
ments on the general elec
tion ticket highlighted Mon
day's Residence Association
RAM) meeting.
RAM president Roger Dod
son led a discussion of the in
dependent houses participa
tion in Spring Day. "Never
before has Selleck been or
ganized for the event and this
year we are going to get en
thused," stressed Dodson.
"Let's go out and show the
University that we are not
Intramural Director Henry
Krous was named chairman
of RAM Spring Day activ
A motion by Activities Di
rector Dennis Tillman that
two constitutional amend
ments passed during the past
weeks be put on the general
election ballet was passed 11
to 9.
Tbe admendments involved
(1) scratching the pay of tbe
publicity director and presi
dent and putting the money
mto a floating fund to be
used for the benefit of RAM
and (2) the election M bouse
The general election is
billed for April 19. Four
names were added to the bal
lot through petitions.
Max Nell and David Yan-
nfy, both freshmen, are up
tor the treasurer position.
Raymond Emil, a sophomore,
was added to the scholastic
director ballot and another
sophomore, Larry Porter, is
up for social director.
David Scholz, a junior in
engineering, is still the only
candidate for RAM president.
Thursday is the deadline for
False Identification
Crackdown Planned
A crackdown on the use of
false identification by minors
to obtain beer or-liquor took
form as two ordinances were
adopted Monday by the Lin
coln City Council.
One ordinance prohibits any
person from loaning his driv
er's license, birth certificate
or other identification to a
minor for use in obtaining or
attempting to obtain alco
holic liquor.
The second provides for
possible prosecution and pun
ishment of anyone "who aids,
to commit any offense" in
violation of Lincoln's munici
pal code.
The need for stronger city
legislation against false and
borrowed identification was
stressed in recent hearing.
Wednesday, April 11, 1962
of Regents
part of the University pro
gram. Concerning student partici
pation in the formation of
University policy, Dr. Ross
believes "students should par
ticipate in policy formation
only in defined areas."
A native of Texas, he
earned his bachelor of sci
ence in agricultural econom
ics in 1949 and his master's
in sociology in 1950 from Tex
as A and M College. He
earned his doctorate degree
in . psychology in 1955 from
the University of Denver.
The 34-year-old Dr. Ross
will replace Dean J. P. Col
bert as Dean of, Student Af
fairs, effective July 1, 1962.
Chancellor Hardin will rec
ommend that Dean Colbert
resume his teaching duties as
professor of engineering me
chanics. He has served as
Dean of the Division of Stu
dent Affairs since his ap
pointment as the first dean
in 1952 when the post was
As Dean of the Division of
Student Affairs, Dr. Ross will
supervise all general relation
ships between students and
the University. Thus he will
supervise the Student Affairs
office, the Junior Division
and Counseling Service, the
University Examination Serv
ice and Scholarships and Fi
nancial Aids.
He will be the liaison with
student activities and organ
izations, including the Stu
dent Union, fraternities and
Dr. Ross will also coordi
nate the activities of the Uni
versity Health Service (other
than the medical aspect) with
the housing, discipline, rec
ords, foreign students and
placement service division of
the Student Affairs office.
Chancellor Hardin noted
that other activities, such as
admissions and registrations
may be included under the
Division of Student Affairs,
as recommended by the Glen
ny Report.
Dr. Ross has served as Dean
of Student Affairs at Ball State
Teacher's College since 1959.
He has also served as Assist
ant Dean of Students and as
sistant professor of psycholo
gy at the University of Den
ver for three years.
The initial selection of Dr.
Ross was made by a five man
advisory commmittee which
made its recommendations to
Chancellor Hardin. The com
mittee included Dean A. C.
Breckenridge, dean of facul
ties, chairman; Lyle E.
Young, Dr. E. Roger Wash
burn, Mrs. Marion Nicker
son and Dr. Lavon J. Sump
Party Plan
To Council
A report on the advisability
of the University having politi
cal parties with platforms for
goals was presented to the
Student Council.
This question and others
pertaining to the role of the
Council and other campus or
ganizations in University life
were discussed in a unique
discussion with the major
campus organizations.
The discussion was spon
sored by tbe Council activities
committee a n d e r chairman
Dave Scholz.
Represented were
AUF, Corn Cobs, Builders,
Ag. Union, NIA, Red Cross,
University 4-H, Young Demo
crats, Intervarsity Christian
"One student at the meet
ing suggested a unique solu
tion to our Student Council
representative p r b 1 e m,"
pointed out Scholz.
"He suggested that the
Council arbitrarily divide the
campus into living districts.
The Council representative
from that district would hold
regular meetings with their
constituents to explain and
receive suggestions on Coun
cil action.'
"Our hope is that through
this discussion and others like
it in the future we can evalu
ate the role of organizations
on campus, suggest the dele
tion or addition of certain ac
tivities and move to strength
en weak points in these organ
izations," Witt concluded.