The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 18, 1963, Image 1

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ShouldJM)TC Basic Training Be Eliminated?
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Most of the University's
advanced Air Force and Ar
ever, felt that basic train
ing was the major reason
they continued ftfTne pro
vious training were nearly
unanimous in their reason
for doing so.
Program 'Satisfactory'
"From past experiences
and acquantance with the
programs offered, I feel
that the advanced program
is the most satisfactory way
for me to comply with the
service regulations," said
Gary Thrasher, Cadet Com
mander of Arnold Air Soci
ety. The number of cadets
planning to make the serv
ice a career was only sev
enteen, or 's2"c oi inose in
terviewed. Those that are
not going into the services
as a life-time career were
nearly unanimous in their
reason for not doing so.
According to one cadet,
"I'm not that gung-ho I
j n s t want to satisfy the
service regulations. Going
as an officer is a helluva
lot better than being a non
com," this cadet quipped.
One student also pointed
out, "The money I'll earn
while in the service will put
me through law school
when I get out."
Family Influence
Cadets planning to make
the service their career
were heavily influenced by
their families. More than
50 had a parent or a close
relative in the service.
When asked whether bas
ic training contributed sig
nificantly to their advanced
program, most cadets
agreed that the advantages
of the basic program could
be concentrated in a rela
tively short period of time
with no loss of training re
sults. "Essentially the basic
training taught us how to
march, march, march, and
how to wear the uniform,"
one advanced cadet said.
"Although the class periods
kept us informed of current
events and basic policies
and strategies, most all of
this could be condensed in
to a three or four week
course," he said.
There was some disagree
ment on this last point how
ever. "A hurried-up pro
gram might not make us
aware of the problems in
volved, however," one stu
dent commented. "Outside
of this consideration, the
program could be dispensed
with entirely as far as I'm
concerned," he concluded.
Thus the average ROTC
cadet feels that basic train
ing could be junked with
no s e r i o u s consequences
and that he will stay in the
service only until he com
pletes his military obliga
tion. my -cadets would have gwie
f-gram. This group also said
advanced even though they
had had no previous basic
ROTC training.
In a poll taken by the
Daily Nebraskan, 54 ad
vanced cadets were inter
viewed and 87 agreed
that their decision to go ad
vanced was not heavSy in
fluenced by their previous
basic training.
The remaining 13, how
that the financial pressures
of University life also con
tributed to the decision. In
addition, many had had no
previous experience with
the armed forces and as a
result of basic training de
cided that "the service is
for me."
The 87 who replied they
would have gone advanced
even though having no pre
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.Ferguson Lafoele
OUTSTANDING STUDENT Selected as the student who
best exemplifies the characteristics of an Outstanding Ne
braskan was Dob Ferguson, a senior majoring in journal
ism and education. (Photo by Doug McCartney)
Daily Nebraskan Reporter
Dr. Robert L. Hough, associate pro-,
fessor of English, and Don Ferguson,
fifth year education and journalism stu
dent, are the first semester's faculty and
student Outstanding Nebraskans.
They were chosen by the Daily Ne
braskan staff and will be honored today
at a noon luncheon in the Nebraska Un
ion. The letter of nomination praised Dr.
Hough for his ability to insprie further
independent learning. "What could become
a dull, completely uninspired three-times-,
a-week survival course, becomes, under
his guidance, one of those rare "looked-foreward-to"
class periods," the letter
Dr. Hough is presently serving as the
faculty sponsor to the Student Council and
also as a faculty member of the Publi
cations Board. In the English Department
Dr. Hough is not only recognized as a
writer but also for his part in develop
ing the English Honors Program.
Since Dr. Hough is presently in Mis-,
soula, Mont., his wife June will receive
his award.
In nominating Don Ferguson the let
ter commented, "We are not only for
recognition of an outstanding extra-curricular
record, but also for recognition
of unending devotion to an ideal an
ideal which has dedicated Don Ferguson
to work not for personal recognition but
for the continuing development and wel
fare of the student, the organizaton, and
the University."
While at the University, Ferg has
been president of Inter-fraternity Coun
cil, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Delta Chi,
and Young Democrats; Editor and Busi
ness Manager of The Daily Nebraskan;
and twice co-editor of the Inter-Fraternity
Council Rush Book.
"Ferg's record speaks for itself. Un
der his leadership, each of the above
organizations has expanded its activity,
grown in respect in the eyes of the Uni
versity, and stands today as a continuing
example of his ability," added the nom
inating letter.
Others nominated for the Outstanding
Nebraskan faculty members were Dr.
Henry Holtsclaw and Dr. Norman Geske,
and students, John Nolon, Vicky Cullen,
Jay Graf, George Peterson, Ivan Grupe,
Bill Holland. Nancy Jacobson. Chip Kuk
lin, Susie Merwick, Nancy Miller, Roger
Myers, Patty Spilker, Charles WabL and
Clayton Yeutter.
Lmmm Jt.
sociate professor of English, was chosen the Outstanding
Nebraskan in the instructor division.
More People Needed
Kosmet Klub Sets
'Fiorello'' Tryouts
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Many more people are
needed to try out for the Kos
met Klub Spring Show, "Fio
rello," announced Sally Hove,
show director yesterday.
She said that "Fiorello" is
a very large cast show; there
are lour major female and
live major male parts plus
many character acting parts.
She "added that il will be an
opportunity for many fresh
man and fsophomores to do
chorus work.
Cast try-outs will take
place today from 7:30 to 11
p.m., and tomorrow from 10
a.m. to five p.m. in the Stu
dent I'tiion Ballroom.
Miss Hove said that Sunday
at 2:30 p.m. there will be try
outs lor people who are called
back, and that they will read
through the play. She empha
sized that no previous experi
ence is necessary.
Mrs. Hove has been select
ed over-all show director by
Kosmet Klub. Newly selected
technical show director is Lu
ther "Jack" Frost. Al Epstein
will serve as music .director.
Sally Hove has worked with
Kosmet Klub since 195, when
she was in charge
U.S. Department
Citei College
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has cited the dis
covery of genetic tools lor de
veloping hybrid wheat by
USD A and the University
scientists as one of the '"signi
ficant advances in farm sci
ence .during 19G2."
This advance grew fhl of
isolation of a gene or genes
that will restore fertility in
male-sterile wheat. The
"missing link" was found in
plants growing at the Uni
versity by Dr. Virgil John
son. USD A wheat breeder
and Dr. S. S. Maan and Dr.
John Schmidt, wheat breed
ers. Farmers may not be plant
ing hybrid wheat for several
Wars, but this new develop
ment has provided research
tools to get the job done
tumes for the "Annie Get
Your Gun" la 10 and 1961
she was choreographer for
"P a j a m a Game" and
"Damn Yankees." She served
as over-all show director for
the 11 and 19C2 Fall Re
vues. Mrs. Hove has been
studying dancing for 18 years
under Hanya Holm. She grad
uated from the University
with a Speech major.
Shows Improve
Mrs. Hove commented that
during the past lew years
Kosmet Klub has become
more important to the Uni
mersity. She said that this
has drawn more interest to
the shows and consequently
the quality of the shows has
New music director, Al Ep
stein. pLaved the part of
"Rocky" in "Damn Yankees"
and the part f "Nicely-nice-Iv
Johnson" in "Guvs nd
He has also been active in
University dramatics, having
performed in "Three Pen
ny Opera". "Costi Fan Tut
tie," and the current "Street
Tech Director
Technical Director, Luther
Frost, earned his masters de
gree at the University in The
ater, and got his Ph. D at
Louisiana State University in
This will be his first year
with Kosmet Klub. He has
been active in Lincoln Com
munity Playhouse during his
four years at Nebraska.
He commented that stage
wise. "Fiorello" is a very dif
ficult show to produce.
According to John Zeil
inger, publicity chairman for
the show, attendance for the
Spring Show has been stead
ily increasing over the past
four vears from approximate
ly 2,700 to over 3,000 for last
year's show.
He said that such increases
coupled with a record break
ing turnout for the 19G2 FaU
Revue of over 4,000 have al
lowed the K 1 a b to plan on
substantially increased allot
ments for sets and scenery as
well as more eleaborate cos
tuming for "Fiorello."
Counties Conduct
Economic Survey
The University, the S t a t e
Division of Resources, Coun
ty agents and citizens
throughout the state have
been "rolling up sleeves" in
two Nebraska counties, pre
paratory to administering an
economic shot in the arm.
Valley and Sherman coilh
ties are planning inventories
of human, economic and cul
tural resources; adjustments
of social and economic prob
lems; projections of economic
growth rates; and ascention
to the goal of full resource
Tbe report may some day
become an overall economic
development program far
Greeley, Howard and other
central Nebraska counties.
In discussing community de
velopment, one official called
for rezoning to combat the
physical deterioration of small
towns. Emiel Christensen, co
ordinator of community serv
ices for the University Exten
sion Division, said, "Some
towns haven't touched their
ordinances since the 1920's.
As a result their physical fa
cilities deteriorate because
there are no enforceable build
ing codes."
Other economists talked of
the stale's population exodus.
A. V. Nordquist, a statistician
stationed al tbe University,
said that comparatively low
risk irrigated farming and in
creased livestock might slow
down tbe exodus, but wouldn't
st'jp it.
Hardin Has No Comment
Morrison Feels Budget Rumors
Are Dis-Service to University'
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Reports circulated Wednes
day iat Gov. Frank Morri
son in his budget message to
the Legislature Monday will
recommend giving the Uni
versity four million dollars
less than it asked, but give
five million more than the
1361 legislature approved for
the last biennium.
Sources Wednesday indicat
ed the Governor mill recom
mend about 33 million dol
lars instead of the University
request of 37 million.
When asked w hether the re
ports of a recommended
budget cut from the Gover
nor's office were true, Mor
rison replied, "As far as I'm
concerned, there is no news
here. Where anyone could get
an idea of such a thing is be
yond me," tbe Governor said.
"Although I may not rec
ommend as much of an in
crease as has been asked, I
will suggest a sufficient in
crease to allow the Universi
ty to progress at a substan
tial rate," Morrison said.
Continuing, the Governor
feels that "Talking about a
'cut' in the University budget
Activity Formt
Student organizations are
required to file their new
activity forms within ten
dgy of election of new of
ficers. Tbe forms may be
obtained from Dean Hall
gren's office.
Union Ski Train
Leaves Promptly
Union Ski Trip participants
should remember that the
train leaves Lincoln at 2 a.m.,
Jan, 31, according to Susie
Pierce, Union Trips and
Tours Chairman.
The train will leave prompt
ly and anyone not on it will
have to forfeit the reserva
tion, according to Miss
Pierce. Students may start
boarding the train at mid
night and they should check
in at the north gate of the
Burlington station.
Hansen Discusses Book,
'Year Without President'
Nebraskan Saff Writer
Dr. Richard H. Hansen, Lincoln attorney, discussed
his recent book, "The Year We Had No President" with
27 students and faculty members yesterday.
Dr. Hansen explained that the year' referred to in
his book is an accumulation of the days that various
presidents have been disabled while in office.
He said that tbe man-vn-the-street, when confronted
with this fact, would just reply, "So what we have
a vice president." But the attorney pointed out, by ex
ample, that it has been proven that tbe vice president
avoids any act of taking over or usurping presidential
He also cited that previous presidents have been re
luctant to release their powers to the vice president.
Both tbe Eisenhower-Nixon team and the Kennedy
Johnson team have made memorandums for stop-gap
ping this situation, be said, but the strength of these de
pend upon the good will between tbe president and vice
president, which is not always tbe best.
"The vile of secrecy surrounding tbe President's ill
nesses must be removed," be said. He admitted that the
vice president sometimes has not known when the presi
dent lias been ill.
He said that the Constitution does not make clear
whether Congress has the power to adopt a provision on
tbe disability of the President at alL
"Also," the Nebraska graduate said, "we must have
a safety clause that will be in keeping with the checks
and balance system" so that a hostile Congress cannot
ase it as a substitute for the impeachment Jaw.
Tbe attorney cited examples from various states
where different systems have been tried.
He said that the subject intimately lies with the citi
zens. "They must make their representatives realize that
they are concerned."
Dr. Hansen emphasized that the President has the
only power to release the secrets that would set our top
emergency forces into action. He concluded that "A few
minutes without a President may lead to disaster."
is doing a great dis-service
to all concerned. Even the
most idiotic reaction area
would not cut the budget for
the coming biennium over tbe
preceding biennium," he said.
"We are hurting Nebraska
University by talking about a
budget cut so much. We have
a fine University one that
can compete well with other
universities of its size and
all this budget talk religates
tbe University into a second
class position which il does
not deserve," be pointed out.
Morrison also feels that no
legislature in the nation would
give any state university tbe
full amount of its budget re
quest. "I will fight for more mon
eybut I feel the projected
increase of more than 30 per
cent would result in a great
deal of reaction which would
inevitably hurt the Universi
ty," Morrison explained.
Morrison prefer a system
atic increase
rather than
"irration a 1
jumps" in
tbe Universi
ty budget
"As far as
I'm c o n -cerned.
a five
million dollar
increase each
year is bet-Gov. Morrison
ter than a ten million jump
one year and none the next,"
the Governor related.
Two years ago Morrison
supported a five-million dol
lar increase in the University
appropriation, but the legis
lature cut it back to three
million dollars.
Morrison also said, "As an
alum of tbe University, I'm
very proud of ber and will
continue figbiing to make ber
more than competitive in
comparison with other Big
Eight schools."
"Although I'm proud of the
school, the students evidently
are not proud of my efforts
witness tbe results of the stu
dent mock election last fall
but 1 will keep on fighting
regardless of opinion," the
Governor said.
Dr. Clifford Hardin, chan-
cellar of tbe University, had
ino comment to make as "no
official information has been
received from the Governor's
As is evident, nothing final
on the Governor's attitude to
ward his budget recommen
dation for the University will
be known until he makes his
address to the legislature
f f
Many campus activity posi
tions are now open and dead
lines for applications and in
terviews are fast approach
ing. Daily Nebraskan interviews
are tomorrow starting at 9
a.m. in the Union.
AH University Fond AUF)
interviews for chairman and
assistants are also tomorrow
beginning at 9 a.m. All ALT
workers and anyone inter
ested may apply.
Applications are due today
at S p.m. Those applying
should sign up on the sheet
outside 345 Student Union.
Builders applications for
chairmen and assistant chair
men are due Feb. 8. Inter
views will be Feb. 9, from
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Associated Women Students
(AWS) applications for beard
positions are dne Feb. at
noon. Any girl with a $.7 ac
cumulative average that is a
bonified member of tbe class
for which she is applying is
i eligible. Sign-up sheets for
interview times are outside
333 Student Union.
Interviews will be on Feb.
8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for
seniors and Feb. 9, from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. for sopho
mores and juniors.
.vplications for Student
Union positions may w picked
up in the Union Program of
fice after Feb. 7.
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