The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 20, 1964, Image 1

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Shin splints, aching lungs
and a handshake from pov.
Frank Morrison were the- re
waiftCWfiOO students who
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Governor's Mansion last night
demanding an undefeated
football season.
The rally parade, organized
early in the week by the Tas
sels rally committee under the
direction of Janell Quaring,
was not announced, in order
to give it a spontaneous effect.
Led by a 50-piece Universi-
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ty pep band, about 100 stu
dents gathered at the Alpha
Chi Omega house to begin an
orderly march around the
campus, through the court
yard of Selleck Quadrangle,
down 0 Street and back to the
campus.
Students joined the parade
by twos and threes as it prog
ressed down 16th Street to R
Street, and by the time they
reached the business district
their ranks were estimated
at 600 by the Lincoln Police.
A similar spontaneous pa
rade last year before the fi
nal game of the season at
tracted nearly 3,000 students.
As the parade neared the
campus on the return trip,
the leading ranks broke
around the slowly moving
band and set out for the Gov
ernor's Mansion at a dead
run, calling for "Frank," vic
tory over Oklahoma tomor
row and a Cotton Bowl tri
umph Jan. 1.
Although this was a rela
tively unexpected turn of
events, a Lincoln Police es
cort cleared the way through
the business district to t h e
Mansion.
Lincoln Police Sgt. Cliff
Koch later said police were
notified early in the week and
they were ready to "escort
them wherever they wanted
to go." j
Finding Morrison gone, but;
stayed by a promise from I
Mrs. Morrison that he would ;
soon return, the crowd milled i
about in the freezing weather
singing University fight songs
and cheering for victory and
the governor.
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WEEK
CAMPUS
THE CORNHUSKERS have
accepted an invitation to play
third-ranked Arkansas in the
Cotton Bowl classic in Dallas,
Tex., on New Year's Day.
Athletic ticket manager Jim
Pittenger announced a special
student rate for Cotton Bowl
tickets of $2.75.
VICE CHANCELLOR ROY
HOLLY announced his resig
nation from the University
staff after 10 years of serv
ice. Holly, head of graduate
and professional education
and research, will become
chairman of the department
of obstetrics and gynecology
at Jefferson Medical College
in Philadelphia effective Feb.
1.
BOARD OF REGENTS,
meeting hera Wednesday, sold
nearly $16 million worth of
revenue bonds, retiring all
past student services bonds in
favor of an "open ended"
system of financing.
At times they appeared to
grow restless, but stayed in
check with the appearance of
a pep sign on the flagpole, a
pole climber and a self-appointed
cheerleader.
The pole climber, Rav
Friedl, shinnied to the ton of
the governor's flagpole to the
sound of the crowd's cheers
and in spile of two policemen
who arrived as he was about
15 feet above the ground.
The cheerleader, Paul Stel
zer, a freshman from Selleck
Quadrangle, quieted the
crowd several times but did I
not allow the Cornhusker spi
rit to lose its momentum dur
ing the 15 minute wait in
front of the mansion.
The front doors of the Man
sion were thrown open and
Morrison invited the parad
ers in.
Packing all 400 students in
to a large basement party
room, the Governor and Mrs.
Morrison spoke briefly.
w hat the football team has
done can be done by every
activity at the University,"
Morrison said. "The time is
here and now when the state
Classes will be held Mon
day and Tuesday as sched
uled, according to a decision
by the Faculty Senate pol
icy committee. Chancellor
Clifford Hardin made the
announcement yesterday.
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CITY
LINCOLN WILL begin ne
gotiations with the Salt-Wahoo
Watershed District for an
agreement defining areas of
drainage within the city and
future urban areas. Earlier
agreements had provided for
a general plan, but did not
delineate specific areas for
storm drainage projects.
THE CITIZENS ADVISORY
Health Council considered so
lutions to the need of a pro
gram for nursing the sick at
home. Adah Davis, a public
health director from New
York, said a city the size of
Lincoln should be able to raise
more money in support of
such a program.
HOME FOR THANKSGIVING Students will choke Nebraska's bloodstained highways.
PHOTO BY RICH EISER
STATE
PICKETS AT THE FRON
TIER Homes Trailer Co.,
Falls City, discontinued their
six-month strike this week,
and managers of the company
said all of the striking work
ers had offered to return to
work. A company spokesman,
however, said he had had no
contact with the union other
than seeing that the pickets
were withdrawn.
ANOTHER SECTION of In
terstate Highway will be
opened next week, it was an
nounced by the State Depart
ment of Roads Wednesday. A
13.2 mile leg of the superhigh
way from Gothenburg to
Brady will be opened at 8 a.m
Monday. Deputy State Engl
neer G. C. Strobel said the
work was completed ahead of
schedule.
HOUSING FACILITIES at
Nebraska's four state teach
ers colleges are feeling the
effects of bursting enroll
ments, according to figures
released by State Normal
Board Secretary E. Albin Lar
son. Larson said 12 of the 25
housing units on the four cam
puses are filled beyond their
capacity.
NATION ...
WALTER MONDALE, attor
ney general of Minnesota, was
appointed by Gov. Karl.Rol
v.i3p f ,".z."... succes
sor to Vice-President-elect
iluburt Humphrey. Mondale
will assume his duties when
Humphrey resigns the Senate
post.
CASSIUS CLAY, scheduled
to meet Sonny Liston Monday
in their second fight for the
world heavyweight champion
ship, was suddenly hospit
alized for a hernia operation
Friday. Clay, who beat Liston
last year and has not defend
ed his title since, is expected
to be ready to fight again
late next year.
THE SUPREME COURT
took under advisement a con
test of the draft law provision
that a person must believp in
a supreme being in order to
be considered" a conscientious
objector.
By Priscilla Mullins
Senior Staff Writer
Many serious accidents can
be "attributed to only one
factor human error," accord
ing to Gov. Frank Morrison.
Morrison said we have
"been blaming our highways
and blaming the motor ve
hicles we drive for accidents.
But we build the best and
most modern type of highway
man can create and people
drive badly, causing acci
dents." The governor has become
quite concerned over the past
year especially, since the
traffic death toll has contin-
Morrison said the reason
for the concentrated empha
sis in this program is to help
local and county officials
learn "not only where and
why the serious accidents in
their counties have occurred,
but where and why they are
likely to occur in the future."
SLAP (Selective Localized
Accident Prevention), a safe
ty program originated by Tom
Ryan state safety co-ordinat-or
is a part of the Operation
Life program.
The purpose of SLAP is to
organize citizen-consciousness
ucd to mount to startling i in traffic safety at the local
Heights
Operation Life, a program
started by Morrison to "put
the brakes on -Nebraska's
steadily mounting traffic
death toll," has been started
in Nebraska with two region
al conferences held last week.
The third in the series of
seven conferences will be
held Monday in Lincoln. On
Tuesday a conference will be
held in Omaha, and one in
Norfolk on Wednesday.
level. In effect, the program
asks citizens to dedicate them
selves to a "concept of life"
rather than a short crash pro
gram aimed at accident pre
vention. Ryan said the value of the
program lies in individual
and community responsibili
ties. Col. Dan Casey, command
er of the Nebraska Safety Pa
trol, has given a warning to
Nebraska motorists over this
Thanksgiving weekend. He
said to "give priority to the
principles of safe driving
when on the roads and high
ways over the holiday.
Casey said the patrol is
concerned over the fact that
Nebraska is heading for a
new all time high for traffic
accidents.
A recent study of fatalities,
according to Casey, showed
that certain violations made
up 94 per cent of the acci
dents considered.
These violations included
driving to the left of the cen
ter line; speeding, failing to
yield the right of way; drink
ing, stop sign violations, and
following too closely.
Casey said that when driv
ing during holidays or in bad
weather, the danger of acci
dents is greatly increased, lie
said that while officers will be
out over the holiday, "basic
ally the responsibility for safe
ty rests with the driver."
He pointed out that last
year there were two deaths !
on the evening prior tq
Thanksgiving Day, but there
were no other deaths during i human factor is the greatest
the holiday weekend.
The governor, who declared
that there is "utter disregard
for safety" on Nebraska high
ways, announced that he had
directed the Safety Patrol to
"crack down" on all traffic
law violators, particularly
those caught with liquor on
their breath.
Morrison, who re-enlisted
the aid of his former traffic
safety coordinator to help
combat the rising accident
toll, said that Mrs. Helen
Greene will work with various
safety organizations in draft
ing recommendations for pre
senting to the 1965 Legislat
ure. All safety officials are
agreed on one point: that the
cause of traffic accidents. The
University student returning
home next week must bear in
mind the fact that although
he has youth, quick reaction
and all the other advantages
of his age with him, he can
not escape from the fact that
he is a human and subject to
error.
In reality, some students
may not make it home for
Thanksgiving, or may not
make it back to classes af
ter the holidays. Even if the
student feels that he is usual
ly a good safe driver, the ad
ditional traffic next week will
warrant additional safety
practices, and extreme cau
tion, not only for himself, but
for the other driver, who
may not be watching out.
should quit talking about what
can't be done and should talk
about what can be done."
Mrs. Morrison, dressed in
the green dress she consid
ers good luck, announced that,
though unable to be in Nor
man, she and the Governor
will pull for the Cornhuskeri
in person in Dallas.
"The governor and I are
happy you came." she said to
her uninvited guests, "and
after we win in the Cotton
Bowl, we hope you'll come
back again."
The remarks of the gover
nor and his wife were fre
quently punctuated by loud
applause. Mrs. Morrison drew
a hearty laugh from the crowd
when she gave her husband a
playful nudge in the stomach
at the suggestion she lead tha
group in "There Is No Place
Like Nebraska. --
Concluding the visit, Mor
rison raised his fingers in the
traditional victory sign. The
Morrisons stood at the door
and bid each guest goodnight.
They had greeted everyone
personally as they entered.
Some of the students had
tried earlier to organize a
visit to the home of Chancel
lor Clifford Hardin, but after
the lengthy visit at the
Morrison home their spirits
were calmed and most re
turned to campus.
As had been the case in last
year's parade, no damage or
injuries were reported by the
Lincoln Police. - -
With the possibility of the
University's first undefeated
football season in 49 y e a r s
becoming near reality, the
University's allocation of 12,
500 tickets for the Cotton Bowl
has been exhausted.
Jim Pittenger, athletic tick
et manager for the University,
announced yesterday that with
the exception of a block of
tickets being held for the stu
dent body, all tickets for the
Arkansas battle have been
sold.
Pittenger indicated there
was little likelihood that Ne
braska would be able to ob
tain any additional tickets. He
also said that there are now
sufficient orders on hand to
cover any tickets not sold from
the student block.
Earlier this week, Pittenger
had forecast a ticket demand
from Husker fans in the neigh
borhood of 10.000 tickets. Last
New Year's Day, about 7.500
Nebraska fans followed the
team to the Orange Bowl.
Classes will be held on Mon
day and Tuesday, regardless
of the outcome of Saturday's
game.
War
Rages On Evoiisfson
Austin, Texas (CPS) A
"monkey war" reminiscent of
the 1926 Scopes Trial flared in
Texas this fall, with appar
ent victory going to the evo
lutionists. At i s s u e was the presen
tation of the theory of evolu
tion in three textbooks tenta
tively recommended for use
in the Texas public school sys
tem. . A n t i - evolutionists com
plained that the books pre
sented the concept of evolu
tion as a proven fact rather
than as a theory, and filed a
formal protest against them
with the State Textbook Com
mittee, which annually rules
on what books will be used in through a fortunate inconsis-
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After hearing testimony
from both sides, the commit
tee rejected the objection. But
not before the books were de
nounced for advocating "athe
ism." R. G. Lemmons, editor of
The Firm Foundation, a
Church of Christ publication,
said he did not object "to the
presentation of evolution as
one of the theories of the or
igin of man."
"If a teacher puts up evolu
tion as one possible theory,
then presents other theories
such as the creation this is
fine," he said. "But evolution
is presented as the only plau
sible theory and taught as
fact in these books, and this
I object to."
During the hearings. Jack
Wood Scars, a University of
Texas graduate, challenged
anyone "to harmonzie relig
ion as presented in this text
book with evolution."
Another man charged "evo
lution is intrinsically anti-religious
and atheistic. Those
who can embrace a Christian
belief and evolution do so al countries.
tency," he said
A professor from Arkansas
termed the books favored by
the anti-evolutionists "unus
able," since too much time
wouia nave 10 ne spent "sup
plying supplementary facts
glossed over or omitted."
Another evolutionist, Gor
don Howe, objected to "the
tacit assumption that evolu
tion is taught as a fact. It is
not taught as a fact," he said,
"but to develop an attitude
and outlook that will be the
basis of inquiry in other
areas."
The disputed texts were pre
pared by committees of teach
ers and scientists, and were
tested, reviewed, and revised
over a five year period. They
are entitled: "High School Bi
ology," "Biological Science:
Molecules to Man," and "Bi
ological Sciences An Inquiry
into Life."
More than a million dollars
was granted by foundations
for the development of t h e
books, which were acclaimed
by science educators in sever-
Front Page Editorial: I
1 A Call On The Governor S
B What would you do if 400 to 500 unexpected guests &
arrived at your house a yelling, squirming crowd de- I
manding your appearance?
This was exactly the dilemma that Mrs. Frank!
Morrison found herself in last night, only they wanted
B her husband and he wasn't there. j
She did the only smart thing and called him on the "
-- phone. He was on his way but there was still a near- I
f mob on the front yard, and who can tell what an en-1
thusiastic, keyed up mob like that will do!
i But Mrs. Morrison needn't worry, for there were
a few industrious, imaginative leaders within the group
that kept spirits up and destruction down. 1
A crowd sitting around with nothing to do can be
I a dangerous thing. A great hand of applause should f
f go to Paul Stelzer, a freshman, who got the c r o w d 1
seated and started a few cheers. Ray Friedl provided I
entertainment by scaling the flag pole, a sign was run B
"P- I
f Police officers say no damage whatsoever has I
been reported. This is a great tribute to the students, i
to the University and to the background of the par-
h ticipators.
A great deal of thanks should go to Gov. and Mrs. g
; Morrison who so graciously invited the whole group f
" into their home, made them their guests and dispersed
them to the campus in an orderly fashion.
Comment was made earlier in the editorial columng
gj of the Daily Nebraskan concerning mechanical versus
jj spontaneous enthusiasm and last night's rally was an f
example r f the point made there. An attempt to com- P
pletely control the group was mr 'e by placing a slow- a
M marching fifty-piece band in front and giving them a
route to follow. M
it was not until some souls took on running downt
a street and the group followed that real spirit broke f
out. There's something about walking along behind a I
bunch of tooting horns that just doesn't have it. jj
There were hints of despair at the first. "I hope
D the TEAM has more spirit than this," said one. But in g
the end a tired, happy and still enthusiastic group "
turned homeward, still demanding in rasping voices,
I "Beat Oklahoma." We second this call.
SUSAN SMITHBERGER
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In a statement to the Daily
Nebraskan, Vice Chancellor G.
Robert Ross, dean of Student
Affairs, said that "because of
inquiries concerning classes
next week, the policy com
mittee of the faculty senate
met to review the matter. En
dorsing the recommendation
of the committee, the Chancel
lor announced that classes will
meet Monday and Tuesday as
scheduled."
About 4,500 seats remain
open for Saturday's closed cir
cuit television showing of the
Oklahoma game. It will be
shown in the Coliseum, with
kickoff scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
The Coliseum doors will open
at 12:30.
Tickets for the TV showing
cost two dollars. They are
available at the University
ticket office, Gerry's Sports
Shop, The First National Bank
and The National Bank o(
Commerce.
The Nebraska Union has an
nounced plans for the student
trip It will sponsor to the Cot
ton Bowl.
Chartered planes for the
trip, which is available only
to students, will leave Lincoln
December 31 and return Jan.
2, according to Richard Scott,
Union assistant program man
ager. AH students interested in go
ing on the trip should sign up
immediately at the Cotton
Bowl headquarters, located at
the R Street entrance of the
Nebraska Union. Students
must present ID cards at the
time they sign up.
The total coast of the trip is
now approximately. $87.50,
which includes round-trip air
fare from Lincoln to Dallas,
transportation within the city,
hotel, a game ticket and in
surance. Full payment for the trip
is due Nov. 30 and must be
accompanied by a waiver
signed by parents of students
under 21. ;
Chaperons will be provided
by the Student Union and tllfi
Vice-Chancellor of Student
Affairs' office.