The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 02, 1963, Image 1
I NiVEkSiVY K ; LIB.r.AR ' : Vol. 77, No. 7 The Doily Nebraskon Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1963 Mh Official Speaks: Afeiv Programs Weeded For Fxcionge StorJens (EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Sehwartl is Special Assistant for the Interna tional Commission of the United Stales Notional Student Association and has been In charire of various International rumpus programs at the University of Wisconsin.) By Mike Schwartz All across the United States, student leaders and student governments are pushing for a change in their international campus pro grams. As witnessed by the discussions on campus inter national programs held dur ing the 16th National Student Congress at Indiana Univer sity this summer, student leaders realize that the old standard types of internation al programs such as interna tional nights, Brother-Sister programs and foreign student teas, are not fulfilling the needs of anyone on campus. The reason for the concern of these campus leaders is that today we are living in a world in which all nations have closer ties than ever be fore, whether these ties be friendly or not. We are not just part of the world, but the world is part of our daily lives and is something which we cannot really escape. THIS MUST BE important to us, because of the role of the United States in this new and different world; and be cause of the role of each and every citizen of the United States in the actions of our country. One purpose of uni versity training, under the American theory of educa tion, is the creation in each student-citizen the awareness of the role which he is to play In his 'society and his world. Since 1898 ,the United States has become increasingly im portant In world affairs, and the people of the U.S. have played with the responsibility thus thrust upon them, some times taking a great interest, sometimes trying to escape from it all by hiding from it. If awareness of the interna tional scene and the ability to grasp its basic concepts and use them is part of the re sponsibility as a citizen, and the educational system is giv en the responsibility to devel op these qualities, then the university has a responsibili ty to either develop or encour age the development of stu dent interest or awareness in international affairs. This be comes an issue of education al policy, of the role of the university in the society, the Lights Did Not Solve Campus Traffic Mess Last week two University students were struck by a car at 14th and S. This and other near pedestrian-vehicle collisions at this corner have drawn much crit icism of the traffic signals at this intersection. According to City Traffic Engineer Robert Holslnger, $1,000-$2,000 was made avail able last Spring to correct, at least partially, this prob lem. The money was to be spend for Installation of a "scremble system," to allow safe pedestrian crossing. Events, which led up to the proposed system were: Serious traffic conjection at 14th and S. was noticed on Aug. 1, 1962, by Eugene Mas ters, captain of the Univer sity police department. To help relieve the situation, parking was prohibited on the west side of 14th on Sept. 20. After consultation with Cap tain Masters and Mr. Carl Donaldson, business malinger of the University, a proposal of corrective measures was sent to the director of public works on Nov. 15. The pro posal to remove the un neetlcd 14th and T stop-liftOit and Install another at 14th and S to handle traffic, now enc-way, around the faculty structure of the univerity in relation to the first two items, and many other items, and many other questions. ON MANY CAMPUSES, there is another factor added to all this, one which can be both an aid to international programs or a troubling mat ter all by itself. This factor is the foreign student, whose numbers and importance are steadily increasing. Both stu dents and university adminis trations have become in creasingly concerned with the problems of the foreign stu dent, as witnessed by the con tinuing re-evaluations and re directions of the programs during the past few years. The student concern in this area is, and should be, in the currlcular and co-curricular aspects of the university ex perience of the student body The university has the re sponsibihty to provide the students with the opportunity to study all areas and ques tions dealing with internatlon al affairs, history and meth ods on whatever level the stu dent chooses. STUDENT GOVERN MENTS can and should be in strumental in this kind of work. With the help of gradu ate students or professors, they can begin study groups or similar groups. They can work with already existing campus groups to aid these people to reach the campus. Student governments also have a wide range of national organizations which can help them in building a campus in ternational program. Among these, the United States Na tional S t u d e h t Association (USNSA) is developing a se ries of mailings on the politi cal backgrounds and student involvement in various areas of interest. By encouraging academi cally-o r i e n t e d internation al programs, the student gov ernment can tap tne ever- expanding resources of the university in student affairs. Engineers Show Two Safety Films Two electrical safety films, Anatomy of an Electrical Shock and Rescue Breathing, are being shown by the stu dent branch of IEEE and Beta Psi chapter of Eta Kap pa Nu today and tomorrow at 2 p.m. in 217 Ferguson Hall. Innrblnir nrpn north nf 14th and S. This was done. The following April, Mr. Dale Redman, then chairman of the student traffic appeal board contacted the traffic department about solutions to the campus pedestrian prob lem. One suggestion was to ap peal to each student and fac ulty member to make an in dividual effort to help correct the problem, since they make up most of the traffic in this area during the school year. Another possible answer to the problem was the above mentioned "scramble sys tem," which, If installed, would have provided students crossing at 14th and S with a periodically traffic-free crosswalk, absent of all ve hicle movement. Redman received a propos al for the traffic department recommending the "scramble system". The proposal was then presented to the traffic appeal board. The board re jected it due to unfavorable student opinion. On May 1, Holsinger's office received the following mes sage from the board: "Aban don scatter light at 14th and S. Can't see lights from both directions at that intersec tion. There is a great deal ot animosity towards the proj ect." Holslnger abandoned the plan as asked. Unforseen Situation Regretful Dye, Pittenger Sorry About Ticket Mixup University of Nebraska Ath letic Director Tippy Dye and Ticket Manager James Pitt enger, Tuesday, expressed "sincere regret" and apolo gized to Cornhusker students caught in the 1963 football ticket squeeze and relegated to bleacher instead of sta dium seats. "We sincerely regret this unfortunate situation," Dye said. "It was entirely unfore seen and we thought we had protected the students with enough tickets. However, we did not forsee such a tre mendous increase, either in public or student sales, and therefore offer apologies to the Nebraska student body." Pittenger, who joined Dye in the apology, explained that he allotted 10 per cent more space for the student body this year, adding, "But obviously that wasn't nearly enough." "Public season ticket sales jumped from 10,000 to a rec ord 17,000," he noted, "something we've never had before." "We have one of the high est percentages of student sales among colleges," Pitt enger explained. "And since we usually set a large per centage, we guessed 10 per cent increase would be suf ficient. We were wrong and we apologize. Pittenger pointed out that estimating just how many student tickets will be sold is a hazardous job. "Minnesota, with a student body of more than 30,000, reserved 17,000 for the stu dents," he hstid. "Then they sold only about 15,500 -meaning there were some 1,500 available seats which could have been sold else where. They were caught in the bind of already having sent the tickets to season buyers which were in poorer locations, thus causing non- students to wonder why so many seats were saved for students." "It is a difficult job be cause you never know for sure," he added. "We will al ways try to do our very best to serve the students, we were wrong this year, we apologize and we will make every possible effort to pre vent such a situation from arising in the future." Pittenger Speaks To Council Today James Pittenger athletic ticket manager, will speak to the Student Council today at 4 p.m. in the Pan American room concerning the seating in the football stadium. A motion calling for preven tion of reoccurence of the seating problem is now before Council. This motion will be discussed today. Students con cerned with the problem are urged to attend the meeting, according to Mike Barton, Council publicity chairman. Gov. Pushes School Color Governor Frank Morrison has issued a proclamation urg ing the wearing of scarlet wearing apparel by fans at Cornhusker athletic events. This proclamation came about after the Extra Point Club began a campaign to the same effect. Charles Roach, president of the Extra Point Club, said, "The purpose of this is to boost pride of the Cornhuskers In the state and to add color to the Stadium. The Governor'! proclamation reads as follows i "Whereas the school colors of the ITnlverslly af Nebraska an scarlet and cream t and Whereas the Fttro Point flub In anppert of the ITnlverslly of Nebraska Athletic Neholsrahlp rorem has rerot nlsed and offlelallr proclaimed a need for an extensive, display or school colors to enhance the spirit and tradition of the University of Nebraska and the Mat f Nebraska: ' "Now, therefore, f. Frank B. Morrison. Oovarnor af fte Mate or Nebraska, do hereby nrre support thereof by the wearing apparel by the fans at Corn husker athletic events. ! "In witness whereof, I have hereunto set by hand and caused the Real of this Office to be affixed. 1 "Done at the Mate Capitol, Mnnoln. Nebraska this twenty-seventh day af entember In the Year of Oor Lord One Thousand Nina Hundred and Sixty Thrt." SODS JQD By Frank Partsch Junior Staff Writer The 1963 University budget, as seen from a College Dean's point of view is only a thing of the present, with problems lurking in both the immediate and the long-range future. With one exception, the deans of the University col leges think that not enough was allowed for expansion and development to cope with enormous enrollment in creases predicted for the Uni versity. Their general con sensus was that the salary problem is temporarily ead, but that many more quality in structors must soon be added to the already overworked staffs. Walter E. Militzer, dean of Innocents Reveal Display Pairings Innocents Society announced the entries for their 1963 Homecoming display contest today. Homecoming is set lor October 26 when Nebraska plays Colorado. As was the case last year, there will be a Men's, Wom en's and a Joint Division. Last year's winners were Alpha Xi Delta in the women's Di vision, Delta Upsilon in the Men's Division and Theta Xi Alpha Omicron Pi in the Joint Division. This year however, dormi tory groups will be judged in the Joint Division whether they combine with another house or not. Bill Ahlesch wede, Innocent, said that this is necessary because of the greater numbers of peo ple able to work on a dormi tory display. Dormitory groups, single or combined, will be allowed the $300 spending limit previ ously allowed to paired houses. The limit for single houses, excluding dormito ries, remains at $200. Entry fees and display US MEIf? By Marv McNeff Ag News Editor Almost 4,000 passengers used the University 'sAg-CiS; campus bus service during the first week of operation. Daily total passenger num bers were: Monday-741, Tuesday-722, Wednesday-966, Thursday 715, and Friday 779. The route already has a good reputation among the Lincoln City Busline's driv ers, for Donaldson reported they had made remarks about the passenger's good conduct. The high figures indicate that the service is fully ac cepted by the students, Don C'U""1 - rr n t) :.V'i'' iini "VTii imminiiMmiHjLuii.i. CZD . ' ... . 'l . . 'A J . i ''J""'"nf"''''n'"'l'Wliiiiiiiaiwiiiiiiiiii i..i.iiiiiihiii I.,,.,, f T . siMij i h s ' : N , "" ; . , U,..,. , , Immmmm.-t 1 '"- I ..,. i i " ' :! i " "j . T' m'mmmmmmmmmmn J?-i l ' I ; b f" J a .: .i''w'"''''''"i'''lll'li.'.ssi . urn ii ii iii ..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmthMMnWf'' BUSSES TO AG Don Barber, Ag campus Junior, and discuss the merits of the new Ag-clty cumjms bus service. See ef the College of Arts and Sci ences, said that the funds ap propriated to the college by the Nebraska Unicameral this year fall far below the necessary amounts for ade quate salaries and develop ment. In a written statement to the Daily Nebraskan, Dean Militzer pointed out that a university could not expect to maintain a quality staff unless it could afford hem. "Amounts allocated for sal ary increases are not enough to meet the competition we face with other universities," the statement said. "Roughly, we received about half of the amount necessary to play in the same stadium with our sister institutions: plans are due Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Innocents mail box. The entry fee for the single divisions is $25 and for the Joint Division, $15 per house. Dormitories building by themselves must pay the $25 fee. Display plans must include the location. The entires are as follows: Joint Division: Farm H o u s e-Alpha Omicron Pi, Kappa Sigma-Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Mu-Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Delta Theta Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Phi-K a p p a Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon-Pi Beta Phi, Del ta Tau Delta-Gamma Phi Beta, Theta Xi-Chi Omega Phi Kappa Psi-Alpha Phi, Sigma Chi-Kappa Kappa Gamma, Beta Theta Pi-Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Gamma Sigma-Zeta Tau Al pha, Residence Association for Men-Love Hall, Theta Chi-Sigma Kappa, Sigma Al pha Epislon-Delta Delta Del ta, Beta Sigma Psi-Alpha Xi Delta, Pound Hall-Cather Hall. Singles: Burr Hall, Pi Kap pa Phi, Chi Phi, Alpha Gam ma Rho. I erincc? aldson said "Although we have previously tried to es tablish the bus route, we had to wait until the students themselves let us know they wanted and required bus services." Use of the buses by students has resulted in a marked decrease in congestion and auto travel upon campus streets. Donaldson said that before the buses began op eration a familiar sight was many slowly moving cars looking for a parking place. The Ag and City Student Unions also benefit from the bus service, according to Don aldson. It is Inevitable that students who arrive early for Pir Afllcafl,ninis "'The amount allocated for new positions does not begin to cover what we need for the increase s in enrollment. If we finance new staff out of the funds allocated and from fees from new students, we will be forced to have pre-doctorate instructors and graduate teaching assistants. This prac tice will hardly ensure us a balanced staff and could lead to a serious weakening of our standing." Dean Militzer said that lie college should not mt ly keep pace with the enrollment increase, but that many areas should be expanded. Statistics labs and increased staff are especially needed, and the language department should also be enlarged. The development of a stronger Latin America pro gram, said Dean Militzer, would fce a great opportunity to better international rela tions. He would like to see the addition of Portugese lan guage and to establish closer ties with El Collegio de Mex ico in Mexico City. These de velopments are impossible, however, with the present budget appropriations. The deans of the other col leges told somewhat the same story when asked about the udget. Walter K. Beggs, Dean of Teachers College, said that cuts will prevent ad vancements in TV and elec tronic devices used in teach ing. Dean Beggs said that, al though a member of his facul ty went to the University of Illinois for a much higher sal ary, that the problem was "hot overly serious in Teachers College. However, the funds allowed for staff salaries do not allow expansion, he said. Areas in Teachers College that will suffer the most, ac cording to Dean Beggs, are student teaching supervision and expansion of the gradu ate program. Mark Hobson, dean of the college of Engineering and Architecture, said that his college is not at the present slSSSQSS the buses will drop in to the Crib or Dell for coffee or a short snack. A student living on Ag cam pus said the buses are conve nient, and with the addition of the extra buses on Mon days and Wednesdays, the over-crowding which existed the first week has been large ly relieved, except for the noon sections, which are still overcrowded. A Tuesday noon passenger estimated 100 students on the down-town trip, crowded on a bus in tended for 40 passengers. One more round-trip has been added after 4:30 p.m. to provide for students who get out of labs and classes late in the afternoon. J Dorothy Schlllt, freshmen, bleinms time faced with the enroll ment problem "which some the other colleges face. He said that the college received their share of salary funds but that much expansion or development is impossible. Hobsons major concern, he said, is keeping the staff and competing hi the teacher market. He added that the graduate engineers program in Omaha would suffer most from the lack of funds. These classes, he explained, were originally self support ing. Teachers from the col lege put in extra time to in struct the engineers. It was thought that the program would be Important in luring out of state indus tries to locate in Nebraska, but the Legislature, after con sideration, approved no funds funds for its support. 'It is possible that this project win die on the vine," said Dean Hobson, At any rate, expaa sion of the program is im possible. "We did reasonably well as far as salaries are concerned far as salaries are con cerned, said Robert D. Gib son, dean of the College of Pharmacy, 'and we are now able to compete for teachers better than we were in the past.w Dean Gibson said, however, that the college faces '"real problems" in their mainten ance budget. They were al lotted the same amount this year that they have received for the Tast six years, and increasing costs for chemi cals and supplies have great ly lowered the purchasing power of this amount. The staff has had to absorb extra duties because no funds were available for the hiring of twe additional teachers. The College of Dentistry will receive a great financial boost from the Federal gov ernment if necessary funds are appropriated by Con gress, commented Dr. Ralph L. Ireland, dean of the Col lege of Dentistry. The necessary legislation has already been signed by President Kennedy, allowing federal funds to be used for development of dentistry schools. In addition, Nebras ka LB26 will match these funds with a .25 mill levy. which is to be used for the University College of Dentis try building fund. Dr. Ireland added that, al though the college did not re ceive the amounts they re quested, they were able to add to their faculty and somewhat increase their part time help, and that the fi- ' nancial situation is favorable at the present time. Dr. E. F. Frolik, dean of the College of Agriculture, was out of town and unavail able for comment. Dr. David Dow, dean of the College of Law, said that he woud rath er not comment on budget matters. Accounting Starts Honors Program An experimental honors course in accounting te being given this semester to 14 stu dents who were randomly se lected form entering fresh men with high placement and Regent's exam scores. The new honors course will enable the students to com plete the normal semester of accounting in one. If the course proves to be satisfac tory it will be an asset to both the University and the student, said Clifford Hicks, professor of business organ ization. By taking this course, the student who wishes to spe cialize in accounting will have a head start. If he decides to pursue general business, he will have more time for elec tives, Hicks pointed out. The University will benefit because it will help to alleviate prob lems which will be caused by high enrollments in the future.