The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 05, 1963, Image 1
UNIVERSITY OF NEB&j LIBRARY FederahAic) To Education TopicOf UNSEA Meeting Federal aid to education was discussed at the Univer sity of Nebraska Student Edu cational Association meeting by Dr. Allen P. Burkhardt, executive director of the Asso ciation of Nebraska Taxpay ers, and Erwin H. Golden- stein, chairman of the Depart ment ot History and Princi ples ot Education. Dr. Burkhardt contended IFC Reps In East For Meet - Three members of the Uni versity Interfraternity Council (IFC) are attending the 54th annual meeting of the Nation al Interfraternity Conference which begins today in New York City. University representatives are John Lonnquist, affairs chairman; Tom Brewster, secretary; and Tom Schwen ke, rush chairman. Attendance of one thousand Is expected at the meeting which will last three days, with participants from the sixty member fraternities rep resenting chapters in the Uni ted States and Canada. Also in attendance will be college officials and businessmen ac tive in fraternity administra tion. The meetings are conducted In an effort toward self ex amination of American college fraternities and to develop more effective ways to attain their goals. Special emphasis at the con ference will be given to the ideals of college ' fraternities in terms of their public im age, dedication to principles, development of leadership ca pabilities, and adjustment to the trends of higher education. The keynote address will be given at the principle banquet on Dec. 6 by Justice Tom C. Clark of the U.S. Supreme Court. Opportunities Conference Held Today At Ag College The fourth annual Profes s i o n a 1 Opportunities Co ference at the University Co! lege of Agriculture and Home Economics will be held today, starting at 1 p.m. Ag classes will be dismissed during the afternoon to al low students to attend the event. The conference is held to allow students to become in formed about fields of study and job opportunities avail able in agriculture and relat ed areas, designed to provide both encouragement and new information. According to Prof. Charles Adams of the animal science department, faculty advisor I hm iiihjiuj.imi. uujtmm, mwW mimmmAmm,imm,immMmmmnmuMvummmtmmvMm.muiimm umtamiw ,.i mtmummuummmimim v..4,.,f 7' -.. p mviuMmmmmytmm mmt m i hi mi CCUN FORUM Joann Stratenaann relates her ex periences at the Midwest Model Convention to Zaudnah Yimtatu, David Juhn, Bobby Kotecha, Susie Segrist, Asks Student Opinion Seven students discussed the possible establishment of a Collegiate Council for the United Nations on the Ne braska campus at an open forum last night. The panel consisted of David Juhn, Zaudnah Yimtatu, Hem Tipnis, Bobby Kotecha, Gary Radii, Joann Strate mann and Susie Segrist. They gave their reasons why they were In favor of a chapter of CCUN at Nebraska and asked for opinions from the students in the audience. Radii, Miss Stratemann, Tipnis and Miss Segrist went to the Midwest Model United Nations which is a conven- , tion of all colleges in CCUN and some other colleges that wanted to attend. Radii said that through this convention he became aware of the problems of other nations. He and Miss Stratemann said that at this convention they ; took the part of the delegation from Algeria, and that in order to know how that country would vote they had to learn the politics of the country. Mr. Tipnis went to the MMUN two years earlier and was impressed with the management of the convention. He said that the CCUN would be a good platform for that to accept federal aid was to accept Federal control. He cited several cases of people in a community accepting federal aid to help finance a school or hospital and then having to build the building according to Federal specifi cations. He also .related sev eral personal incidents about his contact with Federal agents who were checking on various phases of Federal Aid in the junior college of which he was president. Dr. Burkhardt said that any money from the Federal Gov ernment Is raised on the local level by taxation and then sent back In a small fraction of its original value. Later Dr. Burkhardt con tended that the Government sometimes passed bills such Chance To Travel Offered To PTP People-to-People members will have the opportunity to spend a summer in Europe again this summer. There are two programs that are available to the par ticipating students. The first will be for students who wish to travel around Europe visit ing many countries while the other will be for students who wish to spend the first half of their summer in a single European country. All participants will be pro vided with extensive materi als so that they can make res ervations abroad for jobs, conferences, work camps, holiday centers, and student tours. The countries and areas in cluded in the program are: Israel, Greece, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Ne therlands, and Germany. Although the cost of t h e program will not in any case exceed $390.00, University stu dents must meet these re quirements. Be a member of People to People before December 15, 1963; fulfill the, campus chap ter eligibility requirements and be recommended by the campus chapter chairman. for the event, 24 different ca reer areas will be represent ed. The conference will start with an address by Dr. Keith McFarland of the University of Minnesota, at 1 p.nv. From 2 until 5 p.m., three one-hour sessions will convene at vari ous points on Ag campus, al lowing each student to attend sessions in three areas of in terest. A special session for women relating to Ag and Home Ec opportunities will be held in the auditorium at 2; the speaker will be Dr. Beatrice Paolucci, Prof, of Child De velopment and Management at the State University of Michigan. J Supports as the National Education De fense Act which provides loans to students in higher education, as temporary measures and then forgets that they are temporary. He said that this aid sometimes emphasizes one subject at the expense of another. Dr. Goldenstein, on the oth er hand, emphasized the his torical role of the Govern ment in' education. He main tained that the Government has always had a role in edu cation. Dr. Goldenstein said that even before the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation provided that there be a sec tion of land in every town ship for educational purposes. Later on the Service Acade mies of Annapolis and V.'est Point were founded by t h e b ederal Government. The Morrill land grant act was the one that the University of Ne braska was founded under, and another act two years later founded Agricultural ex perimentation stations. Dr. Goldenstein talked about the large role the Federal Government played in educa tion during the reconstruction period and later during the depression years. After World War II the G.I. Bill of Rights came into effect, said Goldenstein, and the gov ernment gave financial sup port to thousands of veterans. Goldenstein said that even if there was not Federal sup port to education there still would be some control of edu cation and he cited the recent Supreme Court rulings on de segregation, religion and Bi ble reading in schools as evi dence to this fact. UN Official Tells Council: Benefits Will Come Later Kwame S. Adusei-P o k u, representative of the Division the United Nations, spoke briefly at the Student Council meeting yesterday. He pointed out that often it is not until later that one be gins to realize the values of being a part of a council. "You are preparing yourself for service not only to your state and country but perhaps to the whole international community," he said. He was president of the Student Coun cil when he was in college. The Council passed a motion to move meetings back to 4:30 p.m. next semester because of the class schedule change. Dick Weill, vice president, pointed out that setting the time back would allow more interested students to attend the Council meetings. Jim Baer, chairman of the representation committee, re ported that the committee was studying possible PHOTO BY HAL FOSTER Hem Tipnis and Gary Radii at the open forum on the Collegiate Council for the United Nations. CCUN developing leadership for America, and for the world. He wondered how some Americans could not be interested in foreign affairs, but still buy foreign goods and use foreign products. Zaudnah Yimtatu said that we are all international citizens and the CCUN would be an excellent opportunity for American students to learn about different countries through their individual representatives. He also said that this was an opportunity for students to contribute some thing to society. David Juhn said that while it takes a lot of money to travel to other countries, and it takes time to read about them, the CCUN takes relatively little time and still is informative. Miss Segrist mentioned that this venture has the sup port of the American Auxiliary of the United Nation which is in Lincoln, and after the CCUN gets its national char er, finances are supplied by the National CCUN. At the end of the meeting a straw vote was taken to determine if the majority of the students were in favor of the project. The vote was favorable. Vol. 77, No. 34 & I? THC?i vkjpr S V i if "if T PHOTO BY HAL FOSTER WELCOME TO NtJ-Susie Segrist of Student Council and Bill Harding of the Union welcome Kwame S. Adusei-Poku of Ghana to the University at the Lincoln Mu nicipal airport. Other greeters were Tom Mills, Bobby Kotecha and Eugene Nwofude. changes in representation in the organizational s e t up. "Our present setup is ade quate but not ideal," said Baer. The new setup would group the activitites into classes and each class would have rep resentatives. This woulft al low all organizations on cam pus to be represented, accord ing to Baer. There will be an opinion poll in the future to get new ideas on representation changes. The parking committee has been studying city campus parking and will soon begin investigation of ag c a m p u s parking, according to Gary Oye, chairman. "We found that the new parking near Avery gives 750 new stalls, which meets the demands for two to three years. Oye said that when the three-year period is up, the University may rent fair- aprer The Daily Nebraskan grounds area for resident parking. Doug Thorn, Quiz Bowl cairman, pointed out that Quiz Bowl applications are due Dec. 18. The mock Quiz Bowl between Innocents and Mortar Board will take place Dec. 11. He said the all-star team which will represent the Uni versity at the Big Eight meet will be chosen on the basis of points accumulated during the year. Mike Barton, publicity chairman, urged Council members to set up discussion sessions with their colleges to inform the college of their work and the work of the whole Council. He also said that efforts are being made to inform students of their rights in Student Council and to publicize Council elections. Students voting in the Ne b r a s k a Sweetheart-Prince Kosmet elections Nov. 23 to taled 1501, according to Susie Pierce, second vice president. Bob Kerrey, student wel fare chairman, reported that his committee is investigating the book exchange with Alpha Phi Omega. A letter of ex planation of the exchange will be sent to all living units Fri day. He also reported that a ROTC opinion poll will be tak en in the near future. Student Effort Readies Plays The University drama de partment will present two lab plays, The Elegy, an origi nal play written and directed by University student Fred Gaines, and A Raisin In The Sun written by Lorraine Hans burv and directed by Brock- ford Gordon on Saturday andxl Sunday. The Elegy, Gaines's third play, has a cast of two men and two women, Jan Healey, Judy Waldman, Pat Drake, and Rich Mahood. It will be presented in 303 Temple Build ing. A Raisin In The Sun will star Curtis Greene and Lenora Letcher and will be presented in 201 Temple Building. There is no admission charge for these plays and they will be held at 8 p.m. Hallam Tour Set For December 7 Ag Union is sponsoring a tour to the Hallam Nuclear Power Plant on Saturday morning, Dec. 7. A charter bus will leave the Ag Union at 9:00 a.m. and return by noon. Cost will be 50 cents. Sign up at Ag Union I by Dec. 5. By Jerry Hofferber Junior Staff Writer "Any student of a sovereign country is a foreign stu dent to the United Nations", said Kwame S. Adusei-Poku, speaker at last night's International Week Banquet held in the Student Union Ballroom. Mr. Adusei made the statement to clear up the fact that his speech, "The United Nations and International Students." was not aimed solely at foreign students at the University. Adusei, who graduated from the University of Ghana with an Honors Degree in economics and was Ghana's delegate to the United Nations in 1960, spoke of the UN's history and Its purpose n the world. "The UN was established io prevent world wars," said Adusei, "and also to find ways and means of peaceful settlement of international issues." "The UN is a forum for discussing problems of the world in order that nations will not have to go to the battlefields to settle them," he continued. Adusei said that before peace could be preached to countries; the world will have to have a full belly. "You cannot preach peace and democracy to hungry people," he said, "a hungry man is an angry man." Adusei also cited several aims of the UN. He said that "Advancement of human rights" was a major aim of the UN. In addition he listed respect for international law, assistance to dependent countries and the develop ment of better understanding between peoples of the world. He cited the relationship of the international student and the UN as parallel lines. He said that the student of today is the leader of tomorrow. "These students who will be tomorrow's leaders must be familiar with the UN's operations," he said. Adusei continued to say that the UN invests in its future much as the students of today do. Therefore, if a student is preparing for leadership in his country, he must realize the role that the UN plays in the world. In answer to a question from the audience concerning the future of the UN, Adusei said that if all the members of the UN want a bright future, it is possible to have the same. "My conviction is that all countries in the world should be able to be members of the UN," replied Adusei to a question raised concerning Red China's admittance to the UN. He said that the question of admittance is the exist ence of two China's R6d China and National China. ". ...It Red China is to be admitted, what will be done with National China?" Unemployment Merits Tax Cut: McConnell By , Frank Partsch Senior Staff Writer A substantial federal tax cut at this time would stimu late the nation's economy and help ease the unemployment problem, said Campbell R. McConnell, professor of eco nomics, in an interview with the Daily Nebraskan. "First and foremost," he said,"- a tax cut is expan sionary. It would mean larger incomes for wage earners and greater after-tax profits for most businesses. Hopefully, this would increase consumer buying and create more jobs." McConnell explained that about five and one-half per cent of the nation's work force is presently without jobs. Although eco nomists differ on the exact percentage of unemployment which constitutes a serious problem, most agree that five and one-half is a sufficiently large percentage to merit ac tion. "There is some question, however," he said," about whether the $11 billion tax cut now DroDosed would be large en'ough to cope with rising taxes in other areas such as state and social se curity taxes. These will defi nitely offset a federal tax cut." "In my opinion a tax cut is needed; it's overdue. The main question which arises is whether it will be large enough to be effective," he said. In reply to those who sup port a tax reduction only if accompanied by a correspond ing budget reduction, McCon nell said that the benefits of the tax cut would be offset if federal spending was simul taneously reduced. "In such a case, the effect would be that of spinning our wheels and not going any where," he said, "and anyone who follows this argument doesn,'t have a basic grasp of what our fiscal policy is." McConnell said that the tax cut would probably not bring about a danger of inflation Thursday, December 5, 1963 until the unemployment fig ures were lower. "At the present time," he continued, "this is not import ant. Easing of the unemploy ment problem is more import ant, than the danger of infla tion." He explained that some types of unemployment will naturally not be improved by a tax cut. Such things as dis placement by automation and unemployed, uneducated and unskilled workers can be remedied only by area rede velopment and similar proj ects. A tax cut and higher gov ernment spending, which alarm many, should not b considered a serious problem, said McConnell. "The nation al debt, if measured properly, is actually not rising. The per centage of the nation's eco nomy spent by the govern ment has actually decreased since World War II." "I see no reason why our economy should not continue to be prosperous." NU Receives Protest Mail In a statement made yes terday, the University Public Relations department said that only 19 letters of protest have been received by the University concerning the Oklahoma-Nebraska game. A Public Relations spokes man said in addition to the 19 letters of protest, the Univer sity also received six letters commending the difficult de cision that the Board of Re gents made. Adult Education Plan Offers Two Benefits An opportunity for Nebras ka adults to enhance their educations and at the same time serve as research sub jects with pay, was announced Sunday. Dr. Douglas Sjogren, a re search associate in duca- tional psychology, said the project is to find ways to make adult educational pro grams more effective. Interested adults should contact him within the next few days.