The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 26, 1963, Image 1

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Vol. 76, No. 73
eroGitors Draft PSami
To Merge
Senators Marvin Stromer and Richard
Marvel have outlined two possibile vari
ants of a single board which would gov
ern a merged state university and four
teachers colleges.
A constitutional amendment is now
being drafted which, if the Legislature
permits, would be voted upon in Novem
ber of 1964.
It would give the Legislature permis
sion to consolidate all state-supported in
stitutions of higher education with super
vision in one governing board.
With university and college enroll
ments increasing, the state does not have
the money to support the increase of fa
cilities with the duplication which accom
panies it said Sen. Stromer.
Within the past two years, three of
the state teachers colleges have gained
accreditation for their graduate programs
in education, noted Stromer. He added
that this duplication is very expensive.
The amendment contains no provision
for the merger of the Board of Regents
and the State Normal Board.
The first plan presented v would con
solidate the schools in "The University
of Nebraska." The supervision would go
to a nine-member board.
Six members would be elected for
staggered six-year terms, as are the cur
rent Regents. The other three members
would be appointed for six-year terms by
the governor.
In the second plan, the board would
have 12 members and the University and
the colleges would retain their separate
All board members would be elected,
Grant Will Improve
Teachers Curriculum
The University has received
a five-year $297,500 grant from
the Ford Foundation's Fund
for the Advancement of Edu
cation. The grant will allow the
University to set up a pro
gram which would identify
early and speed up the edu
cation of potential college
According to Vice Chancel
lor Roy Holly, dean of the
Graduate College, top students
will be selected at the start
of their Junior year when they
declare their majors, and
then, through a tailored three
year curriculum, they will
earn a bachelor's degree at
the end of two years and a
master's degree at the end
of the third year.
The new program will re
lease the student from some
of the routine features of a
standard curriculum. He will
be able to progress as rap
idly as possible through sem
inars and his more flexible
Holly said that by the stu
dent's senior year, he should
be capable of research proj
ects usually undertaken dur
ing graduate sutdy.
Fifty to seventy new stu
dents will be able to enter
the program each year. In
Housemothers Tour
Ag Campus Facilities
Two dozen sorority and fra
ternity housemothers will tour
Ag campus today, according
to Joan Skinner, Student Un
ion tour chairman.
The housemothers will visit
the dairy where they will
watch students in Dairy Hus
bandry milk the University's
herd of l.?7 cows.
Another stop on the tour
will be demonstration live
stock used in animal nutri
tion classes.
They may visit the incuba
tor in the Poultry Department
where quail are raised for
genetic and wildlife experi
ments. A. iJ W1 AAA f AWJ .JAAV T AAA..
superintendent" watching
excavaters working on the
this way, by the end of the
three year cycle there will
be 150 to 200 students partici
pating in the program.
The grant will finance the
hiring of a director and the
use of faculty personnel for
special conferences and sem
inars, research supervision
and advising.
The director will also head
up the Nebraska Cooperative
College Teacher Development
Program, which is now ft
nanced by the National Sci
ence Foundation.
For language students, the
grant will allow five $1,000
summer travel fellowships
each year, permitting the stu
dents to spend a summer of
study in the home land of
the language they are study'
Deadline Is Extended
For 'Glamour' Contest
The deadline for submitting
candidates for Glamour mag
azine's Best-Dressed Coed
Contest has been extended.
Letters and forms will be
distributed to all houses this
week. The names and applica
tions of the candidates must
be turned in to the editor of
the Daily Nebraskan by
next Wednesday.
Interviews will be held on
Saturday, March 9.
new $1,200,000 Ag Library.
At the Nebraska Center,
they will see how a confer
ence, such as the current one
on supermarket management,
is conducted.
The Ag Engineering muse
um has displays showing the
evolution of cultivation from
the days when the Pawnees
scratched the earth with a
fire-hardened stick to the six
bottom plows of the present.
Thay may tour the Bio
chemistry and Nutrition
Building where University re
searchers analyze soil and
crop samples from all over
the state.
The housemothers will con
clude their tour at the Varsity
Dairy Store.
The Daily Nebraskan
oB leges
two from each of six districts of nearly
equal population. All would have six-year
The new board members would not
receive salaries in either case. The new
governing body would be allowed to em
ploy a single executive authority to car
ry out the policies of the board in both
Stromer feels the people must decide
"whether to strengthen a concentrated
effort or continually weaken a separate
one." f
An advantage he sees in consolidat
ing the state university and teachers col
leges is one of superior coordination. The
University of Omaha and the four public
junior colleges are not affected at this
However, a bill permitting the Board
of Regents to take over any or all of the
junior colleges, by Senator Terry Carpen
ter, has been endorsed by the Legisla
ture's Education committee and is due
for discussion on the floor.
Dr. Lyman Glenny's study of higher
education in Nebraska, was against a single-board
approach for the University and
teachers colleges.
He said that neither the higher edu
cation system nor the state government
is sufficiently large and complex nor the
Legislature so over-burdened with prob
lems that a central board is necessary.
"To the extent that the state system
of higher education appears complicated,
fault lies in the present budgeting and
accounting practices as much as in the
structure of higher education," cited the
Lincoln Orchestra
To Play Tuesday
Songs from Lerner and
Loewe will be presented by
the Lincoln Symphony Orches
tra at 8 p.m., Tuesday, in
Pershing Municipal Auditor
ium. Music from "My Fair La
dy," "Camelot," "Briga
doon," "Gigi," and "Paint
Your Wagon," will be pre
sented during the program.
Soloists William Kellogg, Ruth
Stephenson, and Ken Scheffel,
a University graduate, and a
60 voice chorus, will provide
tne vocal entertainment.
Lenten Schedule
Announced Today
The Newman student cen
ter at St. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church today re
vealed its Lenten schedule.
Ash Wednesday ashes will
be distributed at all masses
and at noon. The stations
of the cross and communion
will also be held at this time.
Honors Are Many
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thli article It
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ketches on member! of the Univer
sity Beard of Betenti.
Nebraskan Staff Writer
"He's a year-round Santa
Claus!" said Mr. J. L.
Welsh's secretary. "He's
always bringing us candy,"
she continued.
Welsh, Regent of the Uni
versuty, has a comfortable,
paneled office, from which
he directs an extensive
grain business.
Perhaps the most arrest
ing feature in his office is
the first ear of corn ever
to be found. Proudly ex
plaining its origin, Welsh
will tell "you, "It was found
in a tomb in Peru and is
estimated to be more than
500 years old."
The honors and awards
that crowd the walls in the
large office reflect Welsh's
many and varied pursuits.
Chosen by former Presi
dent Eisenhower to head
the Surplus Commission
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MRS. GRIMES . . . First woman editor of Daily Nebraskan.
J-School Library
May Be Donated
The first women editor of
the Daily' Nebraskan, Mrs.
George Grimes, told Dr. Wil
liam Hall, director of the
School of Journalism yester
day, that she and her hus
band may equip or furnish
a library for the school.
She told Hall that the school
might receive the library
when it moves into Nebraska
Hall this spring.
In 1916, Mrs. Grimes was
editor of the Daily Nebraskan.
Her husband was managing
Grimes later became Man
aging Editor of the Omaha
World-Herald and an execi
tive of the Wall Street Jour
nal. Yesterday, Mrs. Grimes
described to a journalism
class her many worldwide
'Y' Will Sponsor
The University YWCA will
sponsor a Leadership Confer
ence in the Student Union on
Leaders of the conference
will be Dr. Julius Samuels,
associate professor of social
work, and Kay Thompson, di
rector of the Malone Com
munity Center.
Dr. Samuels will speak on
the meaning of leadership,
and students of the school of
social work will give a dem
onstration of "role-playing."
Miss Thompson will demon
strate leadership techniques
and group dynamics by using
Study, Welsh modestly ex
plains that he was given a
"free hand and unlimited
funds to inquire into and
answer the problem of what
to do with our vast agricul
tural surplus."
Welsh, after a four-year
study, found the answer
using our surplus grains as
the raw materials for nu
merous industrial processes.
Although he never at
tended college, Welsh has
built his success in busi
ness from a modest begin
ning to an interest that
now ranges from banking
and insurance to a success
ful grain business.
In addition to being on
the University Board of
Regents, Welsh is a direc
tor of the Omaha National
Bank, a. member of t h e
board in the Stock Yards
Commission director of
Mutual of Omaha insutance
Company, as well as senior
partner in Butler-Welsh
Tuesday, February 26, 1963
trips with the International
Press Institute which have
included interviews with West
German Chancellor Adenauer,
United Arab Republic Presi
dent Nasser, and former Brit
ish Prime Minister Eden.
Both Unions Have
AWS Mart Today
The second semester Asso
ciated Woman Students Ac
tivities Mart will be held to
day for freshmen and upper
classmen. The activities mart on the
city campus will run from
3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Union
party rooms.
For the Ag campus it will
be held from 12 to" 3 p.m. in
the Ag Union.
Leadership Meet
audience participation.
The registration fee of 75
cents may be paid at the
YWCA office any time before
the conference.
The two sessions are slated
for 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m.
Nebraskan Interviews
The Publications Board will
meet Thursday at 4 p.m. in
the Student Union to fill va
cancies on the Daily Nebras
kan. Interested students
should contact John Morris
in the Nebraskan office.
Grain Company.
Welsh, never a man to
speak of his own success,
proudly relates that part-,
ner Butler was a United
States Senator.
Almost hidden in the cor
ner of his office is a pic
ture of himself as 1951 King
of Aksarbeu. He still wears
the small, solid gold "King's
Ring" given him by Aksar
ben.v Perhaps more than the
walls that surround him,
Welsh's desk most charact
eristically reflects the per
sonality of this Regent.
The desk is swallowed
up in a sea of docu
ments, papers, memen
tos and notes from his
staff. This confusion, how
ever actually reflects an
appearance of orderliness
everything in relation to
the business at hand has its
own place. -
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Nebraskan Staff Writer
Several times a month Dr. Frank Rice climbs Into
his car and visits the four pilot schools in the new Eng
lish curriculum program.
Dr. Rice is the co-director of the Nebraska Curricu
lum Development Center. His job to inspect the pilot
schools and evaluate the program.
Four schools have been chosen to spearhead the pro
gramYork, Omaha Westside, Bancroft and University
High in Lincoln. These schools reach the new program
In the first, fourth, seventh and tenth grades. Next year
the program will be taught in these grades again and
in the grade following each of these.
The program touches on all aspects of English
composition, literature, and language.
It was developed by Dr. Paul Olson who is now
carrying on research in London.- He was chosen two
years ago when the Nebraska Council of Teachers of
English voted to sponsor the writing of a sequential
English curriculum.
In August of 1961 the committee put together a book,
'A Curriculum for English,' which established guide lines
for further development of the English curriculum.
In the summer of 1962 an eight-week workshop com
posed of 45 teachers met to prepare teaching units.
Dr. Olson then submitted a proposal to the U.S. Of
fice of Education and received a grant which made the
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center a reality.
The heart of the proposal, according to Dr. Rice,
was that the Center would seek to construct a sequen
tial composition program which would be correlated with
the program in language and literature proposed in "A
Curriculum of English" and its projected revisions and
Generally, English teachers have not set forth the
kind of excellence which they seek from a composition
program; they have generally been unable to discover
a composition program; they have generally been un
able to discover at what level the various components
of this excellence can be taught, said Rice. At the pres
ent time, English teachers tend to pass out a few ''how-to-do-it"
formulas for the bewildered student trying to
learn to write. Such formulas will probably never solve
the problem.
"The effective teaching of composition is probably
most directly related to considerations of subject mat
ter," said Rice. "The Center would look at basic lin
guistic information and attitudes taught to the student
as these affect his writing."
The Center would observe what the student reads
and how he reads, insofar as this is relevant to the
prose he writes, he said. It would study the subject
matter areas from which composition may fruitfully
"In short, the Nebraska Center would endeavor to
set forth what the craft of composition is," said the co
ordinator. "It would endeavor to create sequences, as
systematic as the sequences through which the medieval
journeymen pass, for the mastery of the craft of rhet
oric." The heart of the Nebraska proposal is as follows,
according to Dr. Rice:
1. Composition and the usual portions of the classi
cal rhetorical discipline. This would include not only
such matters as tone, perspective, diction and figurative
language, but also such matters as invention, disposi
tion and style.
2. Composition and the possibility of a new rhetoric.
The Center would explore the development of a rhetoric
based on recent findings in linguistics, philosophical
analysis, semantics, literary analysis and psychology.
3. Composition and its relationship to structural and
transformational grammar.
4. Composition and close reading.
5. The construction of criteria and tests for the
measurement of excellence in composition.
6. Attempt to analyze the levels of student maturity
at which basic composition "habits" or "patterns of de
cision" are formed.
7. The construction of criteria for the correction of
themes in such areas as syntax, logic, persuasive strategy.
"Teachers in the program are now keeping papers
on the outcome of the program, but we probably won't
be able to really evaluate it, until students have studied
it more than one year," said Rice.
The teacher response in the state has been good.
Rita King, one of the experimental teachers said in a
letter to Dr. Rice, "I feel that we have had a great deal
of response from this program and the teachers were
very excited."
The program makes young writers conscious of what
a sentence is, said Rice. "You can't get the parts of
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Aksarben King
sit two minature gold oil
wells symbols of wells in
which he has a partial in
terest and a "perfect"
ear of corn encased in a
solid slab of plastic.
Welsh was appointed a
Regent by former Governor
Val Peterson. Because he
had never been a student
at any University, he ac
cepted the position reluc
tantly, but eventually de
cided to "make a go at it."
He certainly has "made
a go at it" being re-elected
to two terms and serving a
total of more than twelve
He feels that most of the
Regents agree with h i m
when he says, "The Board
cannot hope to run the.
University. But we do have
a responsibility to see that
the institution is being run
and in a manner most
beneficial to the state and
the students.
"Our job is not one of
actual accomplishment
the board exists to delegate
authority to someone in the
University who knows what
he is doing," Welsh said.
Regent Welsh believes In
the University and its fu
ture wholeheartedly. "The
dynamic University lives as
a direct function of Its
alumnus," he declared.
"Private foundations will
help the University grow
only by attracting industry
and keeping our youth in
this state can private wealth
accumulate to set up such
foundations. This must be
the goal of the entire
"As the state goes, so
goes the University," might
be an appropriate slogan
.for Welsh. A man who has
firmly bound his business
interests to that of the Uni
versuty, Welsh believes in
'an independent, virile Uni
versity, free to compete
among the educational in
stitutions of our nation. 1