The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 17, 1963, Image 1

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Week in Review . . .
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(S P f i RH
ASTRONAUT, Gordon Coop
er, yesterday completed 22
complete orbits of the. earth
in his Mercury Space cap
sule. Cooper's orbital flight,
which took approximately 34
hours, had its beginning de
layed a day because of a
faulty radar at the Bermuda
tracking station.
trained in riot control, have
been ordered to bases near
Birmingham, Ala., after
bombings there started a 1 1
night rioting. President Ken
nedy was also making provi
sions for calling out the Ala
bama National Guard and for
sending federal negotiators to
the city to aid in quelling its
racial strife.
from Cuba say that the Rus
sians are building a strong
naval base there as part of a
plan to convert the island into
a Red stronghold. Hundreds
of construction workers and
naval forces were shown to
have arrived near the site
thought to be the new base.
a showdown may be brewing
there. Communist North Viet
nam introduced fresh troops
into the fighting recently, and
the U.S. retaliated by provid
ing arms and ammunition to
the neutralist forces of the
anti-communist Gen. Kong-Ie.
STATE . . .
day that the legislature can
not cut back the University's
budget requests any more
without hurting, the institu
lion. Morrison stated that one
of the reasons for his cutting
the request was that he did
not feel the school could as
similate a thirty per cent-increase
in one year.
Nebraska will lose three-quar
ters of a million dollars in
revenues if the income tax
bill is enacted. Wylie's figure
represents the two per cent
of the state's total property
revenues, that the counties
receive for collecting the
state taxes.
I Three Nominated For Outstanding Uroskan 1
Two University faculty members and
one student have been nominated for the
title of Outstanding Nebraskan. Faculty
members Cited for the honor are Mrs.
Ruth Levinson of the women's physical
education department and Norman A. Ges
ke, director of the Art Galleries. Senior
Pam Holloway is the student nominee. -
Mrs. Ruth Levinson, assistant pro
fessor of physical education for women,
has been added to the list of faculty
members nominated for outstanding Ne
braskan. Mrs. Levinson, a 1931 graduate of the
University, has been cited as a credit to
her University not only , as a faculty
member but as a leader in' her profes
sion. Mrs. Levinson began as faculty mem
ber when she was on the staff part-time
from September, 1951, until February,
1952, at which time she was made a full
time staff member. She stayed a year
and returned to NU again in 1954 as as
sistant professor of physical education for
She has served as chairman of Ne
braska's commencement committee and
for six years was faculty sponsor of Stu
dent Council. She is now faculty adviser
to Pi Lambda Theta, Teachers College
honorary, and Mortar Board.
Mrs: Levinson Is an outstanding Ne
braskan according to one student be
cause, "She is personally concerned
) with each person in her classes and in
the organizations to Which she is advis
or. She truly acts as an advisor, fearing
doing too much. She lets the young
people do the leading. She, too, is per
ceptive of students' feelings and objective
in all dealings with the students."
From faculty contemporaries come
these words: "Mrs. Levinson is a loyal
member of the staff. She builds herself
around the key interest of service to the
Univeristy of Nebraska."
The title of Outstanding Nebraskan
would be given new respect were it be
stowed upon Mrs. Ruth Levinson, assis
tant professor of physical education for
women, said the letter.
Norman Geske, director of the Uni
versity Art Galleries has also been nom
inated for the title of Outstanding Ne
baskan. According to the letter of nomination,
"It would be an especially appropriate
time for Geske to receive recognition, as
it would coincide with the opening of the
lavish new Sheldon Memorial Art Gal
"This fine cultural facility which will
enrich the lives of Nebraskans for many,
many years to come is certainly, in
large measure, a result of his efforts, to
make culture available to his fellow citi
zens. "Considering the large amount of per
sonal publicity that Geske has received
in recent days in connection with Shel
don's opening, it is not neccessary to try
to convince you of his contributions to the
campus, to Lincoln and to Nebraska."
Pam Holloway. a senior in the School
of Journalism, is the student nominated
for Outstanding Nebraskan. i
According to the letter, Pam has a
determination which has brought success
and honor to her, to her high school and
to our University a determination
which will one day make her a prominent
and distinguished NU alumna in the ad
vertising field. i
Pam's activities have included vice
president of Young Republicans, Aqua
quettes publicity chairman, intramurals
chairman, public relations chairman, and
marshall of Kappa Kappa Gamma, mem
ber of Kernels, Builders, Spanish Club,
Red Cross, WAA, and YWCA.
She has been assistant business man
ager and is currently business manager,
of the Cornhusker. She has also served
as vice-president of Gamma Alpha Chi
(Continued to p. 8)
Base demonstrated its abili
ty to handle disaster situa
tions In a disaster control ex
ercise Friday. The exercise
consisted of a simulated fire
aboard an aircraft. Removal
of . "casualties," an attempt
to quell the blaze, and then
removal of the workers be
fore the "explosion," were
the actions practiced by the
disaster crews.
BUILDING at 11th and M St.
' is under consideration as pos
sible temporary quarters tor
the Municipal Court, accord
ing to a Lincoln newspaper.
The present lack of adequate
court facilities was noted as
the reason for the old build
ing's consideration.
CAMPUS . . .
G. ROBERT ROSS, dean of
Student Affairs, announced
that the present Union Board
of Managers will be abolished
next year. The Board which
' is composed of students, fac
ulty and alumni, will no long
er have the power to make
decisions in regard to Union
policy, but will be simply an
advisory group to the Union's
manager and the dean of Stu
dent Affairs.
want another repetition of
Cuba with the Haiti-Dominican
Republic situation, ac
cording to Tad -Szulc, diplo
matic correspondent for the
New York Times. Szulc spoke
during a convocation at Love
Library Auditorium last Fri
was ranked first in the nation
for the second year in a row
among the nation's accredited
journalism schools. Nebras
ka's margin of victory was
eight times greater than last
year, according to point to
Economics 11 to over 600 stu
dents next year by the medi
um of closed circuit televi
sion. The first lecture of the
day will be video-taped and
then j-eplayed to ten other
class sections throughout the
day. It is the largest number
of students ever to be taught
in this manner on the Univer
sity's campus.
will not change next year.
The faculty senate voted to
continue using the three-hour
finals instead of switching to
two-hour finals or to a meth
od which would have no spe
cial period designated for the
Vol. 76, No. 105
The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, May 17, 1963
Confirmation Held
On Hallgren Shift
Dean Ross Clarifies Position
Concerning IFC, Union Board
Dean of Faculties Adam Breckenridge said that he would
neither confirm or deny whether or not Frank Hallgren, As
sociate dean of Student Affairs, was being shifted to a new
position in the Administration.
Breckenridge's res p. o nse
came in reply, to a question
based on unconfirmed re
ports that Hallgren would
leave the division of Student
G. Robert Ross, dean of
Student Affairs, stated that
"Any administrative changes
to be made will be made by
the Board of Regents, and
until an official acceptance
or rejection (of any change)
is made, no official announce
ment can be made."
Dr. Ross was . also asked
about the report that a rep
resentative of his office would
sit on the Interfraternity
Council (IFC) Executive
"My opinion is that no one
from this office will sit on
IFC Executive Council or will
attend IFC meetings unless
the IFC invites them to do
Ross further stated, in re
sponse to questions concern
ing the Union Board of Man
agers, that the changes being
discussed are drawn from a
report submitted last spring
by a group consisting of one
student and two University
employes Dean Stuthman,
former president of Ag
Union; John Moran, member
of the Union Board; and
Kenneth Keller, Assistant Di
rector of Public Relations De
partment. The group had
been specifically organized to
recommend changes.
, Changes had been suggest-
suggestion was submitted to
the .Chancellor who appoint
ed the committee. The com
mittee, subsequently, recom
mended changes in the Union
Constitution and its recom
mendations and - conclusions
presented, by Ross, to the
present Board.
Ross said that it was the
committee's opinion, that the
Union should 1)' provide
equitable student participa
tion in the direction of t he
Union's programs 2) establish
clear and practical methods
for management of the Union
and 3) be compatible with
University rules and policies
and business procedures.
With this philosophy in
mind, Ross said the Commit
tee suggested that 1) the gen
eral government of the Union
be vested in the Union Exec
utive Committee which may
delegate supervision and
management to the Union Di
rector; 2) that the Executive
Committee consist of the
Dean of Student Affairs as
chairman, the University
Business Manager, and the
Assistant to the Chancellor;
3) that a Union development
Board be composed of a
group of students, and may
have representatives oi the
faculty and alumni, to make
program policy for the Union
and serve as an advisory
group to the Executive Com
mittee. Under the proposed struc
ture, the Executive Commit
tee would make the budget
ed by the Union Board three appropriation for the pro
years ago, Ross Said. Their Jgramming of the Union.
ETV Bills
Are Sent
To Floor
Legislative Bills 666 and
667 concerning educational
television, (ETV), came out
of the Legislature's Education
Committee yeasterday were
reported to the floor. ;
Sen. Kenneth Bowen of Red
Cloud stated that he would
move to make the two bills
the first order of general file
discussions when they reached
the floor. He further stated, "I
want to make the introducer
of the bills defend them."
Both bills, sponsored main
ly by Budget Chairman Rich
ard Marvel of Hastings, were
much-amended by the Com
mittee and advanced with
identical 5-2 votes.
Originally, Marvel proposed
that the $3.3 million construc
tion project be paid by a spe
cial property tax levy. The
committee decided that financ
ing be done through state
general fund channels Bud
get Committee recommenda
tions and then full Unicamer
al action. The committee op
posed the attempt to link
ETV with a state income tax.
LB666 proposes the activa
tion of ETV units at Mead,
Alliance, North Platte, Lex
ington, Bassett, and Albion.
LB667 provides for adminis
trative operations and policy
cudbs. The 9-member ETV
commission would have the
option of leasing inter-connections
line s between stations
from telephone companies or
building state-owned links if
dollar savings could be realized.
17 EI
T Loirceiniy Clhoirg
...At Open Tribunal Hearing
A plea of guilty to petit
larceny was given yesterday
by Bob Geisler at an open
hearing held yesterday by the
Student Tribunal. A summa
tion of the charges were read
stating that Geisler was not
"breaking and entering" at
the Ames Mansion in Lincoln.
Thursday's Tribunal hear
ing was the first open hearing
for at least four years. Ac
cording to the rules of the
Tribunal, all hearings of stu
dent conduct cases are
closed, unless the person
charged personally requests
an open hearing. Geisler
made such a request to the
office of the Dean of Student
Geisler stated at the open
ing of the hearmg that he
felt the amount of publicity
concerning the crime was
more damaging than the
crime itself.
Geisler said, "From the
standpoint cf taking the arti-
See Sheldon!
Students can get an ad
vance look at the Sheldon
Art Gallery today unlit 3
p.m. It will open again to
the public tomorrow and
Increased Enrollment
Cramps Chem Labs
In the fall of 1963, enrollments in Organic Chemistry and
Biochemistry will considerably exceed the number of labora
tory lockers and equipment available for these courses in
their present quarters, according to a report prepared by
the Chemistry Department Committee on Building utilization.
The report was prepared to
illustrate the need for ex
panded facilities in the Chem
istry department in the near
future and later years. In the
fall of 1963, according to pro
jections of enrollment based
on present patterns, locker
space for Chemistry 131 and
231 will be inadequate for the
expected enrollment in these
The projections of future en
rollment in laboratory courses
in Chemistry are based on
present patterns in relation to
total freshman enrollment at
the University. The report
states that in the fall of 1964,
"Enrollments in General
Chemistry will use over 95
of the laboratory lockers
available for those courses,
Dr. Stanton Speaks At Dedication
"This museum has already
been pronounced as the best
designed small museum oi
the twentieth century," said
Dr. Frank Stanton, speaking
of the Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery. Dr. Stanton, presi
dent of Columbia Broadcast
ing System, was main speak
er at the dedication of the
Sheldon Gallery yesterday
Dr. Stanton, speaking on
"The Museum and the Mass
Media," said that as a result
of the mass media, fine arts
exist today to people who
had never been inside a mu
seum." Stanton explained that there
are two kinds of worlds for
which one must prepare the
actual and the ideated. "We
must realize that these are
not two separate worlds and
educate ourselves for both
or totalitarianism will take
over and shape us into some
kind of brute until we become
little more than domestic an
imals," he said.
Dr. Ben Greenberg, presi
dent of the Board of Regents,
expressed similar views when
he said, "Today the emphasis
is on learning, and trained
minds are essential to" prog
ress. There must be a sensi
tive balance between the dis
ciplines of learning, living
and the arts. Education is a
journey without end and is a
rare composite of the knowl
egeable." The Gallery is the gift of
the Sholdon family fn memo
ry of A. B. Sheldon and his
sister,' Frances. Mrs. A. B.
Sheldon, present at dedica
tion, was a principal figure in
the completion of the dream
of her husband and his sis
ter .
Mrs. Sheldon expressed
hope that the building and
the works placed in it may be
the inspiration that will pro
duce in Nebraska a future
This commission was near
ly the end of my career,"
said Philip Johnson, architect
of the Gallery. "Even now
that I see it built, now that I
see it- is better than I
dreamed or planned, I still
must blink my eyes in won
der." Speaking of the commis
sion, the New York architect
said "I was frantic! In actu
ality it was the most de
lightful agony an artist could
imagine. It was ecstasy."
"On the days the responsi
bility did not terrify me, the
opportunity thrilled me," ex
claimed Johnson. "Thank you
ail in Lincoln, Nebraska.
"I still recall vividly my
introduction to the group re
sponsible, said Johnson, "I
recall my astonishment at the
artistic sophistication, at the
direct .straightforward inter
est in art, so refreshing after
the status-seeking snobbish
ness of many East Coast art
Johnson said the one thing
that gave him the courage to
design the building was "the
sweet, though I feared at the
time misplaced, faith in my
work of that quiet genius,
Mrs. Sheldon."
"My favorite part of the
Gallery is the Great Hall, and
In this Lady Luck played a
part. The way the light slides
In from East and West at the
same time I had notreal!y
foreseen. The room,, to use
the neolglsm of the New York
slums sends me."
In conclusion, Johnson said,
"It might be that we have
started something here. It
might be that the arts will
once more get their proper
share of attention in our
modern scientific world. May
be we have contributed a lit
tle with this building. That
would be sufficient reward
for our work."
and will be very close to the
practical limits of assign
ment." Several recommenda
tions for dealing with the
problem of additional space
have been formulated by the
committee. These include
short range proposals to in
crease the capacity of Room
217 from 100 desks to 200
desks, and replace some of
the desk equipment. Long
range proposals recommend a
building program to provide
80,000 square feet of new area
in two phases.
The first unit of 40,000
square feet to be available for
use by the summer of 166
would be primarily laboratory
space, with some library and
classroom space. A s e c o n d
unit of the same size would
be more evenly divided into
classrooms and laboratories.
The present space in the De
partment of Chemistry in Av
ery Laboratory is approxi
mately 56,000 square feet. Ac
cording to the report, in terms
of current trends the addition
of the proposed space would
provide adequate capacity
only until the mid-1970 s.
The report states, "The com
mittee and the department are
greatly concerned about the
effects of overcrowding upon
the quality of the laboratory
instruction, which In turn af
fects overall quality of in
struction and response." ,
Dr. Washburn, chairman of
the Chemistry Department
stated, "I'm not one to judge
if the plans for the future will
be okayed; it depends on
whether or not the Legisla
ture gives us enough money
we surely need it. we are
only one department, and I am
sure there are others tnat
need it as much as we do."
cles with the intent of resell
ing, there was no such thing
in mind."
He stated that they were
purely salvaging and preserv
ing the articles that they
thought were going to be de
stroyed with the tearing down
of the old mansion.
Tom Chandler, a member
of the Tribunal, asked: "Were
most of the furnishings' intact
and connected with the
Geisler's reply was yes. He
said that most of the articles
taken were in some way con
nected to the physical struc
ture of the house.
Dallas Williams, faculty
representative of Tribunal,
asked, "Did you know who
owned the property prior to
your entering the house?"
Geisler replied that Mrs.
Ames owned the house, but
that they thought a wrecking
company owned it now.
Steve Tempero then asked:
"Did it occur to you to try
and contact the owners to
purchase the articles?"
Geisler's reply was no, since
they didn't exactly know who
owned the property.
He stated that the County
Attorney has estimated the
approximate value of the ar
ticles stolen at about $50, in
stead of the $5,000 previous
ly reported.
Geisler said that the arti
cles were taken for pure
ly "architectural reasons."
Among the items were door
knobs, a mirror, some cast
iron light fixtures and orna
ments. No conclusions were an
nounced by the Tribunal, but
recommendations will be sent
to the Dean of Student Af
fairs. Any announced decision
will have to be released by
Student Affairs at a later
0 o o o o o
The five-day forecast which
was issued by tne weatner
Bureau calls for warmer tem
peratures and a possibility of
showers over the week end.
The temperatures should
range four to eight degrees
above. normal over the period.
The normal high is 74 and
the low is 52. Precipitation in
the form of showers or thun
dershowers could give two to
four tenths of an inch of lain
before Monday.
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