The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 30, 1963, Page Page One, Image 1

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Otto II. Liebers, a Lincoln
dairy owner whose varied ca
reer exemplifies the state's
pioneer heritage, will receive
an honorary Doctor of Laws
degree from the University
at its Summer Commence
ment exercises Friday.
Mr. Liebers, 76, will be cit
ed for his prominent work in
agriculture, education, busi
ness, and politics.
He was born in Kearney
County, near Minden, one of
a family of nine children. He
attended the country school,
Minden High School, the Bapt-
Otto Liebers
1st College at Grand Island,
the School of Agriculture in
Lincoln, and the University
of Nebraska College of Agri
culture. He graduated at the
head of his class from the
latter institution in 1913.
After graduation, Mr. Lie
bers joined the Agricultural
Extension Service. He be
came the first County Agri
cultural Agent in Nebraska,
and was assigned to Gage
In 1916, he became the Ag
ricultural and Immigration
Agent for the Burlington Rail
road, Lines West, with head
quarters in Denver. In 1919,
he returned to Nebraska and
became the manager of the
Nebraska Dairy Development
Society. In this work, he was
associated with Dan Stephens
of Fremont and Carl Gray,
the Union Pacific president,
bringing to Nebraska pure-
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This is the reception area
bred dairy cattle for distribu
tion to farmers.
Shortly after leaving the
dairy development program,
Mr. Liebers became a land
appraiser for the F e d e r a 1
Land Bank. He held this po
sition for 15 years.
When Mr. Liebers was en
gaged in dairy development
work, the family lived on a
small acreage east of Lin
coln, later to grow into the
Skyline Dairy operation.
Mr. Liebers has been a na
tional leader in Guernsey cat
tle circles for many years
and has served on important
committees of the American
Guernsey Cattle Club.
Throughout his career, Mr.
Liebers has been intensely in
terested in our two basic re
sources water and soil
as evidenced by his efforts
in developing the Salt-Wahoo
watershed project.
In politics, he served the
18th Legislative District in
five Unicameral sessions, be
ginning in 1951. He also
served as chairman of the
Unicameral's budget commit
tee. In 1961, he was named a
member of the Nebraska Hall
of Agricultural Achievement,
Slated for Friday
Approximately 425 bacca
laureate and advanced de
grees will be conferred at
t h e University's summer
commencement Friday.
The ceremonies will be held
at 7:30 p.m. in air-conditioned
Pershing Municipal Auditori
um, with Chancellor C. M.
Hardin presiding. Vice Chan
cellor Adam C. Breckenridge
will serve as master of cere
monies. The Rev. Alvin J. Norden,
pastor of University Lutheran
Church, Missouri Synod, will
be chaplain. Prof. Conrad
Morgan will play the organ,
and Leland Flickinger of Lin
coln will be featured baritone
As has been the practice
in recent years, there will be
no commencement speaker..
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of the main office room of the
Tuesday, July 30, 1963
Union Crib
Will Be
About 100 seats will be add
"ed to the Union's Crib, ac
cording to Robert M. Barnes,
assistant director of the Ne
braska Union.
The Nebraska Union is to
undergo renovation and rear
rangement during August.
The main door of the Crib,
which is now on the north
side, will be relocated on the
west side, approixmately six
feet from the northwest cor
ner. Barnes said it is hoped
that this move will eliminate
the congestion which, in the
past, has formed in the lob
by. The present door will be
come a display case.
The large partition that is
now located in the center of
the Crib will be placed on
the east side so that it sep
arates the cafeteria line and
the seating area.
The rearrangement will en
able another 100 seats to be
added to the present 280
seats. Barnes said the Crib
will also be refinished and
repainted; however, the color
scheme will remain the same.
The present TV Room will
be made into an Activities
Room which will house the
offices of the Union Program
Manager, Student Activities
Fund, and the Co-ordinator of
Student Activities.
Other changes announced
by Barnes are:
The southwest corner of
the Main Lounge will be par
titioned and become the new
TV Room.
The Student Council Of
fice will be moved from a
single room on third floor to
several rooms on second
The new Occupational
Placement Office will occupy
what is now a meeting room
and two conference rooms on
third floor.
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Theme For Summer Session
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"The University owes stu
dents the concept of a world
community of nations," says
Frank E. Sorenson, summer
cpccinnc Hirpofir "and ' We
designed a summer-long pro
gram to help students acquire
an exposure to our smaller
world of 1963."
Dr. Sorenson, reviewing
midwesterners isolationist
desires of the past, stated
this week that it has been of
personal interest to faculty
planners to bring leaders to
the University to share idtas
relating to the philosophy ' of
government, and techniques
of international relations,
(along with leading personili-
Dr. Frank Sorenson
ties in those areas.
Notables on campus includ
ed a briefing team from the
United States Department of
State, headed by U. Alexis
Johnson, deputy undersecre
tary of state for political af
fairs, in mid-June.
Sorenson arranged the brief
ing as another in a series of
programs, initiated last year
with the appearance of Ches
ber Bowles, to make possi
ble convocations investigating
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the various facets of Ameri
ca's foreign policy. Once
again the conference made
possible the invitation of
state senators, foreign repre
sentatives and statewide
press delegations to talk first
hand with top policymakers
from the nation's capital.
The University served other
Nebraskans during summer
months as well. Nearly 500
youthful representatives of
300 cities and towns made
the campus their headquar
ters to take part in annual
Girls and Boys State activi
ties under sponsorship of the
American Legion. Delegates
participated in political cam
paigns, elections, tours, and
mock law-making sessions.
New Placement Department
oss Describes
All placement bureaus with
in the University, with the
exception of Teacher Place
ment, are being consolidated
under one office, state Vice
Chancellor G. Robert Ross.
''In its broadest sense the
new department will be a ca
reer planning center," said a
University spokesman. It will
assist the graduating student
not only to get a specific job,
! but to choose the type of job.
It will also give advice on
continuation of education.
A Director of Placement
will head the new depart
ment. It is expected that the
new director will be an
nounced Friday following the
Board of Regents meeting,
stated Ross.
The Director and a staff
of three secretaries will be
located on the third floor of
the Nebraska Union, said
Ross. The office will havft in
This view looks across the new typography laboratory room of
the third floor of Nebraska HalL
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room will be the news laboratory for the School of Journalism.
Other All State activities
included workshops in art,
drama, journalism and a
number of musical perform
ances. Highlight was a visit
by Loyal Gould, sole Associ
ated Press correspondent
possessing credentials for
news coverage from' behind
Europe's Iron Curtain
Continuing the plan to bring
the outside world to the cam
pus, faculty officials wel
comed R. Sargent Shriver,
Peace Corps Director, to the
campus July 18 for another
major press briefing, convo
cation, and luncheon appear
ance. Shriver's remarks in
cluded praise for the part Ne
braskans have played in mak
i n g successful America's
terviewing cubicles and a li
brary which will contain in
formationon companies,
agencies, vocational fields,
and graduate study.
"Jobs in industry are not
the exclusive training of any
particular college," said the
University spokesman.
The Placement Office will
serve as the mechanism for
arrangement of interviews
with the several hundred
companies which come on
campus from business and
federal and state govern
ment, said the spokesman. It
will give companies and stu
dents opportunities to know
each other with the minimum
of difficulty. The spokesman
added that the office will
work closely with the faculty.
The Placement Office will
prepare credentials on the
student which will consist of
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world-wide humanitarian ef
fort in which Corps vol
unteers are engaged.
A Latin American briefing
followed later in the month
when Ambassador Gonzalo J.
Facio of Costa Rica discussed
Pan American affairs with
student audiences in the Ne
braska Union.
Scientific areas received
their share of attention at
the Summer Science Insti
tute, with 75 educators tak
ing part in a study program
under the direction of Dr.
Wendell Gauger, assistant
professor of botany. Purpose
of the project was to strength
en high school instructors'
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personal data, vocational ob
jectives, training, and faculty
evaluation, said the spokes
man. The evaluation sheets
will be filled out by instruc
tors chosen by the student.
The students' transcript will
not be released without the
students' permission, stated
the University spokesman.
There will be close co-operation
between the new
Placement Office and the
Teachers Placement Office,
said Dr. Frank E. Sorenson,
chairman of the Department
of Educational Services.
"Studies of ways to deter
mine the most satisfactory
teacher placement service
for the University and state
will be conducted next year,"
said Sorenson in discussing
the possibility of eventually
coming under the central
Placement Office.
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