The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 12, 1962, Image 1

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    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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
of the voting
members are
Louie Burkel,
Alpha Tau
Omega, yell
king; Doug
Alpha Tau
Omega, assistant yell king;
Leah Jo Smith, Pi Beta Phi
and Jeannie Thorough, Delta
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
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
Jim Klimes, freshman in
engineering, earned a 7.813
average tops in his pledge
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.
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Members of, the education
department say the outcome
of the Walton action will
have a great effect on future
"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
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Vol.'75H- 96
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
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,
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
Bob Geisler
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
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
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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
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
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
A legal opinion is now being
sought to determine whether
or not the amendment can be
"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
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
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
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
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
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
Four associates will be se
lected for each present Coun
cil member representing a
The judiciary committee
approved the UNICORNS'
constitution and asked that
all organizations planning to
amend their constitutions
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
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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
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
"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 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.