The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 18, 1964, Image 1
,! 1 INGE t ' The Sigma Alpha Mu spirit flame was lit Monday at 9 p.m. and "Will Fly Till the Sooncrs Die." Sammy members will work in shifts standing guard over the fire to keep it going around the clock until kickoff time Saturday. Coach Bob Devaney (center) spoke at the lighting ceremony Monday night. This is the second year the spirit bonfire has been lit In anticipation of victory over Oklahoma. To ilAeet. To By PRISCILLA MULLINS Senior Staff Writer Student Nonviolent Co ordinating Committee (SNCC), a nationwide civil rights organization, held an introductory meeting at t h e University Monday night. The group voted amost un animously to become a recog nized University organization, and decided to write a letter declaring their purpose to the Student Council. An informal meeting will be held tomorrow night to ac quaint interested parties with each other, so they may elect officers. The meeting will be held at 2601 B Street, the home of Rich Richter. Any one interested may come. Bob Perry, an English in structor at the University, has taken the preliminary steps in organizing the group at the University. Perry said he was active in a SNCC group in Wiscon jin this summer, and became Study Conducted On Library Use By Wallis Lundeen Junior Staff Writer Two head counts to ascer tain the number of students using Love Library are being made, according to Eugene Johnson, associate director of libraries for public service. A count of the number of feet that come on the second floor will give some measure of how many people come in and out of the building. But it will not tell whether those who come in do so to study or to use library materials. The count was begun last May, and will continue until a definite pattern is estab lished. For example, Johnson said that it was found that in August, the library was used consistently, even though it was open only three mornings a week. The second count lasts four weeks, and will end at Thanks giving. A head count will be taken in the reading rooms six times a day. Subjective observations will also be made concerning library us ers at the same time. A count of the number of people who use Love Library has not been made for ten years. "With a larger student body, and the heavier use of the li brary, we are trying to stay aVcad of n .:- figiyr oui wiiat they will be," Johnson said. "We are trying to describe in numerical terms what is happening at certain times of the day." Johnson said the use of the building has gone up steadily the last five years, and a point will be reached where the li brary will be too crowded. The library currently pro vides space for 1,000 people. The new library on East Campus seats 450, and is ex pandable to 750. Physical changes are con templated, according to John son. Two large areas are available in the basement, but measurements are needed as to what should be put there. roy interested in the work of SNCC. He said the primary function of the organization on the campus would be to raise funds and publicize SNCC. The group is concerned with the cause of the southern Negro, rather than specific local problems, according to Perry. He said the group might act as an impetus to other civil rights groups in the local community. Perry outlined several needs for the group to be con cerned with. These included publicity, fund-raising, letters and calls to Congressmen and recruiting for the group. He said that cars are need ed by the organization, for the purpose of going to Mis sissippi and other southern states on civil rights business. He pointed out, however, that the cars need to be fairly new and fast, since SNCC work ers have been chased before. An incident summary sheet It is hoped the count will pro vide some answers. Currently the areas with which the students are famili ar are the second and third floors. The science reading room was moved to the first floor when more room was needed. The fourth floor has faculty studies and seminar rooms, and the auditorium and of fices for the Nebraska Foun dation are located on the first floor. Johnson said a great deal of the floor space on the first floor serves as a "covered sidewalk." "Our principle job is to pro vide a quiet space to study and to use library materials. Students appreciate study space and we want to be sure it continues," Johnson said. A head count is also being taken at the East Campus library to establish patterns from the beginning of its use. The study may be continued for a longer time. University Debators Post 22-9 Record University debators posted a 22-9 record at the Central College Tournament at Ed mond, Okla., this weekend. A team coached by Dr. John Petelle, assistant professor of speech, and composed of Candice May and Judy Mahar had the best record, five vic tories and one loss, in pre liminary rounds. The team was eliminated in the quarter finals by the University of Oklahoma. In the junior men's division Mel Schlachter and John Peek also won five out of six, but were not invited to participate in the quarter-finals. The teams of Cathie Shat tuck and Pam Moore, Richard Sherman and Randy Prior, and Allan Larson and Larry Curd each had identical rec ords of 4-2. Sherman also won his preliminary round in the junior men's extemporaneous speaking division, but did not place in the finals. for Mississippi was read at the meeting. During the month of October, 89 racial incidents took place in the state of Mississippi. Some of these incidents are: Louis Hayes, a Negro youth was grabbed by a clerk while trying to buy cigarettes. He was later chased and shot at by police after he fled. Robert Beech, head of the Ministers Project in Hatties burg, was assaulted by a store owner while trying to buy a stepladder. Three whites in Marks beat Klondike Abbot, a local Negro, with a blackjack and stick, then slashed him with a knife and left him lying in the road. Abbot was on his way to a rally. The hospital in Clarksdale refused to treat Abbot without money in ad vance. At Vicksburg a dynamite bomb exploded underneath the rear of the Freedom House, destroying an 8,000 volume University Haig Gov. Frank Morrison has proclaimed Nov. 15 through Dec. 15, Nebraska Potato Month. In a ceremony at the State House yesterday, the Gover nor was presented with a 10 pound bag of hand-picked Haig Potatoes, by Nebraska Potato Council President, Joe Shaughnessy of Alliance. The new Haig potato was devel oped at the University. Research on the Haig Po tato began at the University in 1948, and has resulted in a new variety which opened up a new market for Nebras ka potato growers. One-half of the original cross traces back to a wild variety of po tatoes grown in South Amer ica. After seven to eight years of research and trials in western and central Nebras ka the Haig Potato was re leased to farmers in 1956. Five years ago it became no ticeable that these potatos had a high Cry matter content which is an asset in making good potato chips. This past summer over one third of the total acreage of potatoes grown in Nebraska were of the Haig variety. Approximately 1,000 freight car loads from Western Ne braska have been used to make potato chips this year; whereas five years ago not one car load was used for this purpose. According to Dr. Werner, of the Department of Horticulture, the scab resis tance is nearly as valuable to western Nebraska farmers as the new market for the crops. Western Nebraska soils are infested with scab producing organisms which Home fc Honorary Hears Founder Talk Miss Alice Loomis, organ izer of Omicron Nu, home eco nomics honor society, was guest speaker at the initia tion dinner of new members. Miss Loomis organized the University chapter in 1914. New members are Janet Ambrosek, Margaret Barnes, Mary Ann Bors, Susan Huber, Ann Irvine, Sandra McDow ell, Judy Johnson, Suzanne Plum, and Linda Thornburg. C otto By Jim Korshoj Junior Staff Writer Football and the Cotton Bowl are two of the chief .opics throughout Nebraska now, and probably no one is more aware of this than James Pittenger, athletic ticket manager. "Cotton Bowl sales are booming," said Pittenger. "I have two bushel baskets full of orders which I still haven't even opened," he said. Pittenger is still unable to determine exactly how many tickets for the game will be sold to Nebraska fans. "It will probably be in the neighborhood of 10,000 though," he said. This would compare to the 7500 tickets which Ncbraskans purchased for last year's Orange Bowl. Pittenger is still uncertain as to the possibility of having the Bowl tickets available to University students for $2.75 instead of the regular price of $5.50. "We're doing all we can for the students," Pittenger said. "I still can't say for sure just what the student prices will.be, but I should know either Wednesday (to day) or Thursday, and will let everyone know then," he said. The ticket office has completely sold out Nebraska's allocation of 5500 tickets for this Saturday's game with Oklahoma. Tickets for the game are still available at Nor man though, Pittenger said. Vol. 79, No. 60 rgarsiQzes; library and causing $10,000 to $12,000 worth of damage. Fourteen people who would normally have been in t h e rear of the building at t h e time happened to be in the front. Later in the month, the po lice accused Klondike Abbott of lying about the car con taining the men who beat him. Abbot was threatened with a fine of $1,000 and a prison sentence. Still later in October, Klon dike Abbot, Lemon Abbot and J. D. Powells were jailed. The charges wrere unknown. Eight students were sus pended from Lanier High School for wearing SNCC but tons. After being refused service at a segregated cafe', five per sons were shot at from a car as they walked home. Perry emphasized that the SNCC organization provides a place for the meeting of lib erals. Potato Honored had the potato industry in the state "on the run" until the Haig Potato was developed. "The potato breeding pro gram," Werner said, "will develop within five to ten years, selections which will be better and more resistant to other diseases. It is seldom possible to deveolp a new va riety in less than ten years. More than 300,000 seedlings have been planted by us, in developing four new commer cial varieties of potatoes." WOW To Review Legislative Issues Principal issues facing the 1965 Nebraska Legislature will be reported in a 30 min ute special, "Unicameral '65", to be presented by WOW-TV Channel 6 tonight. Lou Schoen, WOW's public affairs director, gathered the material for the report at the interim legislative council meetings held Nov. 12 and 13. The council is composed of all members of the preceding Unicameral, and receives re ports and recommendations from all interim legislative study committees. Schoen said that the tele vision report will summarize all major issues scheduled to come before the next legis lature and that the most im portant ones will be treated in depth. Issues to be reported in clude property, intangible, farm and ranch taxation; water supply and watershed projects ; state vocational technical schools; educational television; power district re organization: higher educa tion; needs of Nebraska citi zens and the budget. Ag Union Sponsors Tour Of State Capitol A tour of the State Capitol building will be given today, sponsored by Ag Union. Those interested in attending will meet at Ag Union at 3;50 p.m. Cars will be furnished, but anyone who has a car avail able should bring it. mi BoWifi S02 The Daily Abram Abram Jo Give Concert Jacques Abram, inter nationally acclaimed concert pianist will be the guest ar tist at the University Orches tral Fall concert to be held this Sunday. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the ball room of the Student Union. Admission to the concert will be by free tickets which must be picked up before the concert. The tickets are avail able all this week at the front desk in the Student Union. Following a rehearsal for the concert' on Sunday after noon, a coffee hour will be held for all those who wish to meet Abram. It will begin at 3 p.m. in 232 Student Un ion. Abram first won wide atten tion in the year 1938 when he won two national awards. In the same year, he made his formal debut as soloist with the Philadelphia Orches tra. He has since made repeat throughout the U.S. These in engagements with many ma jor symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. These in clude the New York Philhar monic, the Philadelphia, Chi cago, Cleveland, Houston and San Francisco Symphonies, the Los Angeles Philmarmon ic and the National Symphony of Washington, D. C. Abram has appeared as guest soloist with a1! the great European orchestras, includ ing the Vienna Symphony, London's Royal Philharmonic and Copenhagen's Danish State Radio Orchestra. Each year, after fulfilling his com mitments with orchestras in the U.S., he returns to Europe to perform there. Union Sponsors Cotton Bowl Trip The Student Union is sponsoring a trip to the Cot ton Bowl in Dallas, Tex,, but there are no definite details yet. Tentative plans now are to leave Thursday morning, Dec. 31, and return Saturday morn ing, Jan. 2. The price of the trip will include air transportation, in surance, transportation in the city and a game ticket. The Union does not yet know how much the trip will be, or where those going will stay. Interested students should contact John Carlisle, pro gram manager at the Union Program Office. More de tails will be available later in the week. I For those Nebraska fans unable to trek to Soonerland this week, a special closed-circuit TV broadcast of the game will be shown in the Coliseum Saturday afternoon. "We have sold about 3,000 tickets for the TV showing," Pittenger said. "However, there are seats for about 8,000, so there are still plenty of tickets left," he said. Tickets for the TV showing cost $2.00. They are avail able at the Coliseum ticket office, Gerry's Sports Shop, The First National Bank and The National Bank of Com merce. The game will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the Coliseum doors will open at 12:30. Although final figures have not been tabulated, Pit tenger estimates there were about 49,500 people at last Saturday's game with Oklahoma State. This would be a record for a Nebraska home game. With the new addition to the stadium this year, Sat urday's attendance brought about a new record for total season attendance at Nebraska's home games. The Oklahoma State game brought the season's total home game attendance figure to about 232,000 for five games. This compares to the old records of 226,036 for a six home games season, and 179,444 for a five home games season. Pittenger said that the University ticket office also sold about 24,100 tickets for the Cornhuskers five away games this year. Nebraskan Wednesday, November 18, 1964 'Most Girl Work 25 The average college woman graduate will work 25 years, Frank Hall gren, Director of Placement told Panhellenic members at their meeting Monday afternoon. "Nine out of 10 college women graduates will work sometime in their lives," Hallgren said. The demand for skilled people is increas ing all the time in business and industry he said. It is important that college women be aware of h 0 w they plan to use their edu cation. This is the purpose of the placement office, to make students aware of the changing needs and de mands of society for their particular interest or field, he said. The central placement of fice, 340 Student Un ion, and the teacher place ment office, located in Teachers' College, both have background informa tion available for job oppor tunities. Placement gathers infor mation for various oppor tunities available to women from major companies, gov ernment agencies and ad vanced education opportun ities. The placement office ar ranges interviews and pre pares credentials for the company or companies in which one is interested. "It is a good idea to have cre dentials prepared for long range use," Hallgren said. These credentials are kept on file. Records of Univer sity alumni are kept on a permanent basis, he said. The placement office also is a counseling service for Marine Selection Today is the last day the Marine Corps officer selection team will be in the main lounge of the Student Union. The team is giving the of ficer selection test and stu dents interested in earning Marine Corps commissions will be interviewed. Captain R. W. Badeker is the selection officer from Des Moines. The Marine Corps offers three officer training p r 0 grams. Freshman, sophomore and junior men are eligible for the platoon leaders' class. This class requires two six week summer training ses sions with a commission awarded at graduation from college. The officer candidate course is open to seniors and gradu ates who attend ten weeks of training following graduation. Upon successful completion of the ten week course they are commissioned. Junior and senior women are eligible for the woman officer candidate course, a ten-week summer program. "Women in the Marine Corps are a select group right now," Badeker said, "There are 130 women Marine offi cers at the present time." There are a little over 16,000 officers in the Marine Corps he said. All the Marine Corps training is done at Quantico, Va., 35 miles sourth of Wash ington, D.C. "The Marine Corps is not a highly specialized branch of the service," Badeker said. It is primarily a combat and combat support group, he :.aid. Openings are available to officers commissioned in Boomm Grads Years' those w-ith particular prob lems, Hallgren said. "There are some special problems women face in finding employment, for in stance convincing employ ers that you are serious about a career," he said. "There may be some dis crimination because you are women. As an example, few women receive degrees in mechanical engineer ing, therefore employ ers are hesitant in employ ing a woman in this field," he said. It is very important to pi-n early, Hallgren said, luj many reach their sen ior year without any plans. By that time it is often too late for scholarships, fel lowships and graduate school applications. The question sophomore and junior women should ask themselves, Hallgren said, is: "What can I do to give maximum flexibility to my chosen career?" There is great possibility that there w-ill be no need for your particular training in a few years, he said. There is an importance in having concern of how to use your education, he said. "There are other uses for a college education than read ing Chaucer by the fire side on a cold, wintry eve ning," he said. Hallgren invited those in terested in teacher place ment to go to the place ment office in Teachers College. Dr. Wesley Meier henry is in charge of teach er placement. If interested in other career opportunities the general placement office, 340 Student Union is t h e office to visit. Team To Leave the infantry, artillary, c 0 m munications, aviation, per sonel, public information and engineering. After a six months officer training program the officers are commissioned as lieu tenant and are assigned to specific fields. "We can't guarantee an individual will be assigned to a particular field." he said. Selection for a particular field is based on three things. Badeker said: (1) the needs of the Marine Corps, (2) the individual's qualifica tions, and (3) the individual's preference. "In the Marine Corps the emphasis is on the individual on the man and not ma chines," Badeker said. "We believe the prime benefit as a Marine Corps Officer is the leadership and executive training and experience," he said. Peace Corps To Show Spanish Film Tonight "Mexican Busride," a Span ish movie with English sub titles, will be shown tonight at 7:45 in the Student Union small auditorium. The price is 50 cents. The film, an Academy Award and Cannes Foreign Film Festival award winner, is sponsored by the Peace Corps Committee of the Stu dent Council. Everyone is invited to at tend. The film is here for the fi nal Droficiency test of the Peace Corps trainees at the Nebraska Center.