The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 14, 1963, Image 1

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Nehraskan Staff Writer
Only one fraternity, one
co-op, and two sororities
can pass the Sept. 1, 1965
deadline to meet the re
quirements in the Univer
sity Housing Code, accord
ing to Mr. Ed Simpson,
University Public Health
"Most of the organized
houses are coming along
fairly well," especially the
girls," Simpson said. "In
addition, three fraternities
are planning construction
this summer to meet the
code requirements," he
In a report prepared by
Simpson for Dr. Samuel
Fuenning, University Med
ical ' Director, each organ
ized house was put in one
of four general classifica
tions. "The first group includes
houses which need major
re-construction or a new
house to meet the code re
uirements by 1965," Simp
son said. Twelve houses
are presently included in
this group.
Projects Began
Beta Theta Pi, Alpha
lau umega and Phi Gam-
jor construction projects
early this summer to meet
ths requirements, s k 1 d
The second group in
cludes those houses with
major kitchen and minor
house repairs. "The five
houses in this group must
bring stoves, range hoods,
and dishwashing areas up
to par," Simpson said.
He also pointed out,
"These repairs do not nec
essarily involve thousands
of dollars, but rather the
kitchens, a major source of
fire hazards and food prep
aration, must be cleaned
up and brought up to stand-,
The six houses in the
third group need major
house, but only minor
kitchen repairs.
Money Needed
"It is again necessary to
emphasize that the correc
tion of these problems does
not demand a great deal
of money, but rather an ef
ficient use of existing fa
cilities," Simpson said.
He also said, "Fire exits
are often blocked by fur
niture, and in such cases,
new construction is not
needed, only a re-arrangement
of the furniture in
volved." Overcrowded sleeping ar
eas, over-stuffed furniture,
and overcrowded houses
are the major elements of
code infractions, he point
ed out. "Although many
houses do not realize it,
walk-down fire escapes are
required on ail . Bouses
three or more stories
high," Simpson saiti. "in
many cases, the co$struc
tion expense of such facil
ities to satisify thn re
quirement could rtrti into
many hundreds of dollars,"
he continued. ? ;
In the last group, those
14 houses which need only
minor kitchen and minor
house improvements to
meet the code should be
able to do so easily, Simp
son said.
Work Completed
"Most of the houses in
eluded in this last group
have done a good share of
the work necessary to pass
the code since my last in
spection in May, 1962," the
Health Engineer said.
"As far as the old argu
ment about kitchen and
eating areas in 'basements'
is concerned, the code
spells out these require
ments in technical defini
tions and has thus caused
a great deal of confusion,"
Simpson said. '
"Simply, the code re
quirements are this: a cel
lar is a living area of
which more than 50 is
underground, while a base
ment has a living area of
less than 50 under
ground," Simpson ex
plained. The code states that in
no new construction will
cellar space be permitted
to be used as living space.
"All this means, is that
kitchens and eating areas
in any new houses must
be above ground," Simp
son said.
No Ground Available
"It would be a shame to
force some houses which
have lovely eating areas
and food preparation cen
ters to move these facili
ties," he said. "In addi
tion, many houses have ab
solutely no ground which
can be used for new con
struction available."
Any house with basement
rooms currently used as
living space will pass the
code requirements if the
floors and walls are im
pervious to leakage, if ad
equate artificial light and
mechanical ventilation is
provided, and if no area in
a cellar is used for sleep
ing purposes.
"My next inspection will
be sometime in April and
the inspection! ar ver
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He explained that copies of
old reports are checked
against new improvements
and that new infractioni
are carefully noted.
"Although nothing will
happen to organized living
units which are making
satisfactory progress to
ward compliance with the
code requirements at the
deadline date, houses which
have made no progress at
all will not be approved,"
Simpson said.
According to G. Robert
Ross, Dean of Student Af
fairs, housing which is not
approved by University
conceivably could be closed
by action of the Board of
ma Delta will begin ma- Vol. 76, No. 66
The Daily Nebroskan
Thursday, February 14, 1963
Breckenridge Says
Course Drops Will Be
Increasingly Difficult
After Saturday Deadline
Course dropping will become increasingly difficult for
students after Saturday noon the final deadline for add
ing courses, according to Vice Chancellor Adam Brecken
ridge. ,
The number of students who dropped courses during
last semester merely to avoid receiving a poor grade was
larger than normal. "This is wasteful of University re
sources, staff time and student time," said Breckenridge.
In a letter to members of the University" facultv. Breck
enridge explained, "In some instances where enrollments
have to be restricted because of lack of staff and space
it may mean that a student dropping a course late in the
semester has in effect denied another student the opportu
nity to take and complete the course."
Commenting on the selfishness of the student who drops
a courseiaier, waiter Wright, assistant dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, said, "a student should take the
grade he earns."
Drop Plans Thwarted
Many students sign up for more courses than they
intend to complete. One such student, voicing his intention
to drop three hours later in the semester, was informed
by Wright of the new program. "111 drop them now," he
quickly replied.
A student who drops for fear of a poor grade, is the
same student who later begs to take an extra heavy sched
ule in order to graduate on time, said Wright.
"A drop in good standing should mean that the student
has completed the work until 4he time of the drop with a
grade of 2 or better. It should not mean that, with a passing
grade on the first test, he can avoid a flunking grade by
not taking the second test, due in a day or two, for which
he has not prepared," explained Wright in a letter to the
faculty members of the Arts and Sciences college.
The dropping of courses late in the semester wastes
not only the time of the student, for he has attended many
classes and spent time in preparing for classes and exam
inations for which he will receive no credit, but also the
time of the instructor who has kept grade and attendance
records and graded papers, Breckenridge and Wright
Illness Not Justification
Minor illness is hardly a sufficient justification for
dropping, but "we have no intention of being unfair," said
Breckenridge. The new program "is not intended to deny
a student the opportunity to drop a course for good and
justifiable reasons, particuarly where sustained illness is
involved, or in obvious hardship cases," he concluded.
Rink Skating,
Dance, Meal
Mark 'Week'
The schedule for the re
mainder of International Stu
dent Week includes:
Dinner with the Profs to
night at 5:30 p.m., with Dr.
KODert 5akai, history profes
Las Tropicales combo will
play for International Jazz 'N'
Java Friday at 4 p.m., in the
Union Crib.
A Polynesian theme is
planned for the Annual Ag
Winter Dance at 8 p.m., Fri
day, in the Ag College Union.
Foreign talent will pefform
during intermission.
Roller skating at the Roller
Skating Arena, Saturday from
1:30 to 5 p.m. Cars will leave
the Union north entrance at
1:30, cost $1. Coffee hour will
The Union cafeteria will
continue to serve foreign food.
There is a European travel
display in the Union Lounge.
It presents information for dif
ferent types of European trips
available to students. Free
bulletins are distributed.
No Probation
For Teachers
Due to a misunderstanding
of an article concerning
probation of faculty members
which appeared in the Daily
Nebraskan last week, Vice-
Chancellor Adam Brecken
ridge yesterday issued this
"I know of no University
policy that places a staff
member of any kind on
According to Walter Wright,
assistant dean of the college
of Arts ahd Sciences, the ar
ticle had misinterpreted his
statements on teacher probation.
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Designed To Pull Students
Into Service Says Powell
Photos by Phcle Smallwood
Picture Library
To Close Today
Today is the last day stu
dents may borrow pictures
from the Picture Lending Li
brary. Pictures may be bor
rowed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the City Student Union mu
sic room.
Anyone may borrow a pic
ture. A payment of $1 is re
quired which is returned at
the end of the semester when
the picture is returned. Stu
dent Identification also is re
Ag Union will sponsor a
similar lending library next
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Student Council yesterday
unanimously adopted an
amended resolution to endorse
Secretary of Defense McNa
mara's proposal to eliminate
compulsory ROTC programs
in land grant colleges.
In the proposed bill before
Congress, McNamara advised
ending ROTC programs in
high schools, and reduction of
the four-year ROTC courses
in most colleges and univer
sities to two years.
Col. Elmer Powell, profes
sor of military science, U.S.
Army and Col. Frank 'Sullivan,
Prof, of Military Science, U.S.
Air Force believe that the
program is aimed at getting
the armed services more of
ficers which we need.
In the new proposal, instead
of going through basic ROTC
students can qualify for ad
vanced courses by going to
summer camp after their
sophomore year, said Col.
Under the advanced pro
gram students will have a
chance to go on a scholar
ship program.
Disadvantages Listed
He pointed out that two of
the disadvantages are the
elimination of the opportun
ity for advanced students to
exercise leadership on cam
pus and the question of wheth
er the sophomore can afford
to lose a summer so that he
can qualify.
In a report submitted by
Bill Gunlicks and Steve
Christensen, the present
ROTC program was outlined
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For Army and Air Force
there is a two year basic pro
gram which is compulsory
and a voluntary two year ad
vanced program. Advanced
cadets get 90 cents a day.
There is a summer camp
for advanced cadets between
the junior and senior years.
The basic program is one
hour credit per semester with
the advanced program giving
three hours credit per semes
ter. The Navy has a four year
program which is voluntary.
It is worth three hours credit
per semester and tuition,
books, and lab fees are paid
for by the Navy.
Each cadet also receives
$50 per month for 12 months
for four years. They also
participate in three six-week
summer cruises each sum
mer until commission.
Advantages Listed
The report stated eight
advantages of the proposed
ROTC change:
it will broaden the base
from which to select people
to junior colleges, extensions,
transfers. This will widen
the base by many thousands.
it will return to the col
lege freshmen and sophomore
classroom time.
the ROTC student will
have greater incentive pay
to help reimburse him for the
time he devotes to his mili
tary studies and training per
iods. Summer Training Added
the ROTC student will
have the added advantage of
more summer training.
the advanced course will
give the services more offic
ers than at the present, but
more important, it will give
them top quality.
the money spent to train
and clothe the freshmen and
sophomores could be spent to
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give higher pay and scholar
ships to advanced cadets.
better men could be ob
tained through the new pro
gram because the cadet would
have to compete nationally
for the scholarships.
the Military Department
claims a possible saving of
several millions of dollars an
nually under the new pro
gram. The disadvantages of the
new program are that it will
deprive students of minimum
military training, it will
lose cadets that go into the
advanced program because of
the basic program, and ad
vanced cadets will no longer
have training material (bas
ic cadets) with which to
Capt. William Weber, pro
fessor of Military Science,
U.S. Navy, said "Navy ROTC
will remain basically the
same as at present. The new
proposed program will not
affect Navy ROTC."
Members Vote To Support
Unofficial Migration Policy
In other action, Student Council overwhelmingly voted
to support the policy of an unofficial migration for the
1963-64 football season.
Dennie Christie, chairman of the migration committee,
said that transportation and housing would be under the
general supervision of the University if an official migra
tion was announced.
He 'explained that all students attending the game
would be required either te travel by some means under
University sponsorship or get approval to travel another
All students would be required to stay in an official
university housing unit under the sanction of the host
school, he continued.
Christie said that the University cannot justify an offi
cial migration as it would contradict its high academic
standards and ideals. He also pointed out that no ether
Big Eight schools have this type of migration.
After much debate, Student Council also postponed in
definitely a proposal by Steve Christensen to advocate the
defeat by the Legislature of a bill to increase the fines
and imprisonment for those violating Nebraska liijuor laws.