The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 12, 1962, Image 1
School Disapproval Fought in Various Ways Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part depth article concerning schools which the State Board of. Education considers inade quate. By HAL BROWN People living in the school districts where schools have been disapproved have fought the disapproval to varying degrees; Some citizens in the Walton school district have filed suit against the State Educa tion Department, the State Board of Education and School District 157 at Walton, in an attempt to save the school. The suit charges that proper proce dure was not followed in placing t h e school on the n o n-a p proved list. This is not the first suit to be brought against the Brown Education Department over school disapproval. A few namaaiin New Cheerleaders, Alternates Chosen Penny Sullivan, Gamma Phi Beta; James Childe, Phi Gamma Delta and Gerald Owens, Farm House are the newly selected cheerleaders for next year. Sally Jones, Sigma Xi Initiates Scholars Sigma Xi, national scienti fic honorary society, will honor forty-four University seniors with associate mem bership. The new associate mem bers and their fields of aca demic excellence are: Richard Altrock, physics mathematics; John Ander son Jr., civil engineering-engineering mechanics; Roy Kenneth Bartos, civil engineering-engineering mechan ics; Carl -Bern, agricultural engineering mathematics. Donald Campbell, civil en gineering engineering me chanics; Robert Clary, civil engineering engineering mechanics; Edward Collett, electrical engineering en gineering mechanics; Larry Dornhoff, mathematics phy sics. Raymond Eltze, civil engi neering engineering me chanics; Jon Froemke, math ematics; Steven Gage, me chanical engineering; David Gustavson, physics math ematics; Donald Hagerman, physics. Richard Hentzen, agricultur al engineering engineering mechanics; William Holland, civil engineering engineer ing mechanics; Paul Koenig, civil engineering engineer ing mechanics; John Kucera, electrical engineering en gineering mechanics; Ronald Kuss, mechanical engineer ing; Jeraod Loseke, animal husbandry. Donald McGurk, chemistry mathematics physics; Thomas Merrick, zoology physiology chemistry; Cal vin Mitchell, chemical engi neering; Alvin Nelson, agri cultural engineering engi neering mechanics. John Oeltjen, animal hus bandry; Kermit Paul, me chanical engineering; Alan Plummer, chemistry. zoo logy physiology; Frederick Rickers, mathematics phy sics; Karyl. Rosenberg, zoology physiology che mistry; Timothy Rutz, zool ogy physiology chemis try psychology; Karen Sandstedt, home economics chemistry; Donald Schuel er, electrical engineering mathematics. Lawrence Smith, chemical engineering chemistry; Steve Sommer, zoology physiology; La Verne Stetson, agricultural engineering; Ed ward Steele, agricultural en gineering engineering me chanics; Deon St nth man, technical agronomy; Dean Ulrichson, chemical engineer ing chemistry. James Vincent, civil engi neering engineering me chanics; Michael Voorhies, geology zoology physio logy; Samuel Wellman, geo logy zoology physiology; Dean Whited, technical science in agriculture; Roger Williams, chemistry . Friday Night Admission $1 years ago Bristow sought and won an injunction against the department when its school was disapproved. At the time, the State Su preme Court ruled that the law giving power to disap prove schools was too vague. Since then the Legislature has amended the law, giving the State Board of Education power to: "Establish rules and regu lations based upon the pro gram of studies, guidance services, the number and preparation of teachers in re lation to the curriculum and enrollment, instructional "ma terials and e q u p m e.n t, science facilities and equip- ment, library facilities and -a : i i nu j ,-r factors in buildings and grounds, and procedures for classifying, approving, and accrediting schools, for ap proving the opening of new schools, for the continued le gal operation of all schools and for the approval of high schools for the collection of free high school tuition mu ey in accordance with the rules and regulations pro vided for in this subdivision." Alpha Phi and Don Theophi lus, Alpha Tau Omega are al ternates. Penny is a freshman in Arts and Sciences majoring in speech therapy. She is an AUF assistant, assistant treas urer of Gamma Phi Beta, and is on a Union Committee. Childe is an Engineering Sullivan student from Omaha, an as sistant chairman for Builders, in Kernals, Guys and Dolls and was secretary of his pledge class. Owens will be honored in the honors convocation for scholastic achievement. The alternates will be car ried on the squad, but are ciassuiea as a 1 1 e mates because of the voting method. Holdover members are Louie Burkel, Alpha Tau Omega, yell king; Doug Busskohl, Alpha Tau Owciis Omega, assistant yell king; Leah Jo Smith, Pi Beta Phi and Jeannie Thorough, Delta Gamma. About ten bovs and 30 girls tried out for the position Tues day night. Judges were Tippy Dye, ath letic director; Jake Geir, gym nastics coach; Louie Bukel and Doug Busskohl, and rep resentatives from Mortor Board, Corn Cobs, Band and Tassels. FarmHouse Pledge Class Gets Trophy For the second consecutive year the Farm House fratern ity pledge class has captured the pledge class scholarship trophy awarded by the Jun ior Interfraternity Council. Farm House pledges hold the University's top 1962 male pledge class average 6.344. Each of the 14 FarmHouse pledges earned at least a 5.000 average, and two earned an average above 7.500. Jim Klimes, freshman in engineering, earned a 7.813 average tops in his pledge class. Jerry Owens, also a fresh man in engineering, pulled a 7.533 average. Approximately 23 Jr. IFC representatives attended the Tuesday session during which the award was made. In other Jr. IFC business, several favorable replies have been received from sen ators in connection with the Senator Tour planning. rC n . liiiywinn in h 11 iwitawstWMmii& Childe Members of, the education department say the outcome of the Walton action will have a great effect on future decisions. "If we are upheld by the courts, then we will get much tougher with many schools," warns Melvin Olson of the State Board of Education. Law Test "But if we are beaten, then it will make it much tougher on us in trying to get schools to redistrict,"'he adds. "We have been very cautious so far in disapproving schools because the law has not Oh uebr r 1 jm, iff I Vol.'75H- 96 Prexy Twelve Workers To Be Members Bob Geisler, Delta Upsilon, is the new president of Kos met Klub. The Klub's annual election of officers was held Tuesday night in the Student Union. The new vice-president of Kosmet Klub is Steve Cass, also a member of Delta Upsi lon. Larry Berger, Phi Kappa Psi, was elected secretary, and business manager is Kent Hildreth, Theta Xi. Chairman for the KK fall show will be John Powell, Phi Kappa Psi, and spring show chairman is Harold Dehart, Delta Upsilon. Twelve KK workers will be initiated Friday. They are: Rich Conover, Theta Xi; Ron Einspahr, Al pha Gamma Rho; Doug Gaeth, Phi Kappa Psi; Bill Gunlicks, Phi Kappa Psi. Others are: Jim Hansen, Delta Tau Delta; Ray Hesse, Beta Theta Pi; Dale Jundt, FarmHouse; Frank Morrison, Farmhouse. Also chosen were: Jerry Oeltjen, Beta Sigma Psi; Lar ry Reisig, Delta Upsilon; Tom Wright; Sigma Chi; and John Zeilinger, Kappa Sigma. Worker Interviews Interviews will be held to night at 7:30 p.m. in the Stu dent Union for Spring Day Workers. All interested stu dents should sign up on the list posted outside of the Stu dent Council door. Informa tion to be listed includes ad dress, phone number, affilia tion, year in school and aver age. Phalanx Drills Perform Today The annual drill competition sponsored by Phalanx, profes sional military society, will be today at 7:30 p.m. in the Union ballroom. Four Army ROTC squads will compete, one from each battlegroup in the brigade, with a y Navy squad for the Infantry Drill Regulation tro phy. The Pershing Rifles drill team and the Navy White Caps will compete for the crack drill trophy. The Cadence Countesses will put on an exhibition perform ance at the end of the com petition. It will be judged by professional military officers. i ' ik L M Bob Geisler Geisler Is KK PORTBAITS-IN JAZZ By PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA been tested in the courts since it was amended." Most school district patrons have not elected to take the case to court, but neverthe less they have fought to save the school. In Waterbury, citizens were given the choice of op erating a non-approved high school, of redisricting with another high school district, or of altowing each family to decide where to send i t s children. The latter choice was fin ally accepted but only after heated debate at a meeting Tribunal Change Discus SCO An amendment to the Stu dent Tribunal constitution giv ing the Tribunal final decision in all cases referred to it by the Dean of Student Affairs TIME OUT S - A if I ; ' Vv, ivf J? ,1 j si ie' si 't'' v; Jf i-f-l in pwmMffi- " IMIHII 111.11 ii itt '' '" - .,' !, " Vjte. Carl Selmer, assistant football coach, takes time out of his' spring football schedule to contribute to the All University Fund. At his side is Gynn Scholwalter, chairman for the faculty drive. AUF Drive Nears End; Faculty Total Is $600 As the All University Fund Spring Facul ty Drive nears a close, a total of $600 has been contributed by some 122 University faculty members. Although the amount contributed marks 60 per cent of the drive goal $1,000, the per centage of participation by faculty members in their drive is much lower. Tour Canceled The Mortar Board Peo-ple-to-People tour of Omaha on Saturday will be can celed due to conflicts and an insufficient number of persons signing up. Dean of Faculties Goes to Forum In Alabama Dr. A. C. Breckenridge, dean of faculties, has been in vited to attend the annual War College National Secur ity Forum at MaxweLl Air Force Base near Mont gomery, Ala. Dr. Breckenridge is one of 50 educational, industrial and professional leaders in the U.S. who will participate in the five-day meeting begin ning April 30. The aim of the forum is to solicit the opinions and ad vice of, and to exchangi ideas with, distinguished civilians concerning aerospace power in relation to military strat egy and national security. The commandant, Maj. Gen. L. P. Dahl, said in his letter of invitation, "The need for civilian leaders and military men to work togeth er in overcoming the chal lenges of the time is a major factor, the basic philosophy at the War College." the night of the balloting. The vote was split largely between those with children in school and those without, with those having children in school wanting to maintain the high school. Kill Town Those who opposed taking the school out did so on rounds that (1) it would kill the town, (2) there would be transportation problems, (3) a gym that was built less than 10 years earlier would sit idle, and (4) some chil dren would not complete their education at another school. The Daily Nebraskan except those of suspension and expulsion was discussed in Student Council Wednesday. Commenting on the proposed amendment, Student Tribunal FOR AUF More than 700 letters con taining information about All University Fund plus a re turn envelope for contribu tions have been mailed to fa culty members. "However," noted Faculty Drive chairman Gwynn Show alter, "if these letters should fail to reach everyone, con tributions may be sent to: All University Fund, Nebras-! ka Union, City Campus, chrough the campus mail." AUF President Roger My ers will discuss the service organization and its purposes' and goals in an interview on KOLN-TV at 9:30 a.m. tomor row. The five charities which will receive AUF funds this year were selected through a poll of the entire University community last fall. Each charity receiving 20 per cent of the total funds are: World University Serv ice, the University of Nebras ka Speech and Hearing Clin ic, and the Nebraska Chapt er of the Heart Association. Two charities will each re ceive 15 per cent of the to tal. They are: Nebraska Or thopedic Hospital, and Lan caster Association for Re tarded Children (LARC). In the course of the Facul ty Drive, some 118 Univer versity deans, administrators, and faculty members have been personally contacted by members of AUF. Citizens who wanted the school taken out argued that the children were not getting an adequate education, and that it was costing too much money to run the school. In the ten months since the school was voted out, some people have changed their minds on the subject. There are those who voted to keep the school who now are sat isfied that it is gone. There are others who wanted to keep the school and are satis fied with present conditions now, but would be happy to have it back. Then there are sub-cfemmittee chairman Bill Buckley noted "by the charter of the University, it is impos sible for the Board of Regents to delegate authority for final decisions to a student body or tribunal at present." "Such a tribunal is not legal ly responsible for its actions, meaning a suit against the Tribunal would be directed against the University," he added. A legal opinion is now being sought to determine whether or not the amendment can be considered. "The opinions of deans of students in various colleges which we have written to is mixed as to the change giv ing the Tribunal the final de cision in all cases except sus pension and expulsion," noted Buckley. In addition, the proposed change would establish a new set of penalties so the "stu dent tribunal could be more flexible in response to indi vidual situations." The report also urges that intramural athletics be re moved from the eligibility list, and a more effective way of informing students about the workings of the tribunal be found. By-Law Changes Passed Two amendments to Stu dent Council by-laws on elec tion procedure passed the Council unanimously. The first provided that "posters 8'2 by 11 inches or smaller may be used on Uni versity bulletin boards. All posters must be stamped by the registrar." Council member George Peterson pointed out that University rules do not re quire candidates to stamp the posters put up in dormi tories, fraternity or sorority houses. The second by-law provided that "after the official list of the candidates for college positions is published, the chairman of the Election Committee should hold a meeting for the purpose of explaining the campaign rules." Council vice-president Don Witt recommended several major changes in the Student Council associates program for the next year. Control Board "A four-member control board for the Associates pro gram should be set up to pro vide better liaison between Orientation An orientation for all can didates who have filed for Student Council will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the Stu dent Union Pan American room. Each candidate is required to attend or send his representative. Council and associates," Witt noted. Four associates will be se lected for each present Coun cil member representing a college. UNICORNS Approved The judiciary committee approved the UNICORNS' constitution and asked that all organizations planning to amend their constitutions IV some who wanted to keep the school and want badly to bring it back. One citizen, who voted to keep the school, is now firm ly convinced that the right thing was done in closing the high school. Did Not Vote "The mistake we made was that we didn't vote the entire school out instead of just the high school.' he says. "The Legislature should pass a law requiring some schools to close, be cause the kids are being (Continued on Page 3) Thursday, April 12, 1962 within the semester submit their amendments to the Dean's office by April 30. The elections committee announced that all Student Council filings have been closed except in Engineer ing college, which is being held open through tomorrow at 5 p.m. to allow another candidate to file. "If six candidates do not file from Engineering col lege," said chairman Don Witt, "the elections commit tee may take away one of the engineering college represen tatives." Amendment The following Student Coun cil amendment to Article XII of the Constitution will be voted on in the May general election: SECTION 1. To remain as it is now. SECTION 2. Proposals for revision or amendments may be ratified as follows: A. A special constitution al election may be held on the second Monday of De cember. Proposals for re visions or amendments which have been submitted at least 28 days prior to this date shall be voted on by the student body. B. Proposals for revisions or amendments which are not submitted in time for the constitutional election but are submitted at least 28 days prior to the general election shall be voted on at the general election. SECTION 3. Proposals for revision or amendments must be published at least three times prior to the election at the intervals of at least one week. The fi nal official publishing must be made no sooner than two weeks before the elec tion. SECTION 4. The amend ment shall be ratified: A. By a majority when at least thirty per cent of the eligible students vote in the election, or B. By fifteen per cent of the eligible voters voting in favor of the amendment when less than 30 of the eligible voters vote in the election. Finances 'Available9 For NSA "If the University decides to affiliate with the National Student Association (NSA), can it find the funds," asked one of 20 individuals attend ing the Student Council spon sored NSA panel discussion Tuesday evening. "Absolutely," replied Stu dent Council president Steve Gage. Gage noted that the finan cial structure of the Council would have to be changed, however, if the University de cided to affiliate. "Students could put , pres sure on the administration to provide the necessary funds for the NSA," said Gage. "The Board of Regents would have to give final ap proval to NSA affiliation if students decided they wished to affiliate," said Gage. Speaking for the NSA, Gun el Attaisik noted that "it is time that the University look beyond the Big Eight m con sidering problems of schools similar to ours." Union Ballroom 7:30 p.m.