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Vol. 79, No. 72
The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, December 16, 1964
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A parade permit for a Civil
Rights rally was approved
yesterday by Emmett Junge,
Lincoln director of public safe
ty, who sent the approval to
the Lincoln Police and the
University Police.
Details of the police cover
age for the march will be
worked out today by the po
lice. Organizers of the rally are
Friends of the Student Non
violent Coordinating Commit
tee (SNCC), an organization
presently being formed at the
The rally, which is set for
2 p.m. tomorrow, will meet
at the Nebraska Historical
Society and march to t h e
State Capitol to lay a wreath
at the base of a statue of Abra
ham Lincoln in tribute to
three Civil Rights workers
killed in Mississippi this sum
mer, according to Peg
gy King, an organizer of the
Vice-Chancellor G. Robert
Ross, dean of Student Affairs
said that since the organiza
tion is not yet officially a Uni
versity group, he did not real
ly have to give his permis
sion. He said he did fill out an
approval form however, since
the city usually requests Uni-
In Mail
Students who have changed
their Lincoln addresses dur
ing the fall semester should
make sure their present ad
dress is correct in the Regis
trar's office to insure their
registration for the s e c o n d
Class assignments for the
second, semester are now be
ing sent out and any returned
to the Registrar's office due
to incorrect address will be
The assignments have been
made for about two-thirds of
the students, with the reports
being mailed as they are
Tuition statements will be
mailed to Lincoln addresses
or commuting addresses Jan
uary 15, and tuition must be
paid by January 22. Class
cards will not be held after
January 22 unless the tuition
has been paid.
Attempts were made to
provide classes requested on
the work sheets submitted by
the students and their advi
sers. If a class was filled,
suggested substitute classes
were used to complete the
schedule. If the work sheet
did not include a substitute
class, no class was provided.
Students who wish to make
changes in classes may do so
during the free drop-and-add
period February 1, 2 and 3.
Shower Sitter Trys For New World Record
Junior Staff Writer
The world's record for the
longest consecutive time in a
shower may now be held by
a University student.
At press time last night,
Kurt Keeler was steadily ap
proaching his goal of 37 hours
in the shower. He began at
6:30 p.m. Monday night and
intended to come out some
time this morning.
"I'm out to bring a record
of this type to Nebraska,"
was the reason Keeler gave
for undertaking his attempt at
the record. "Records like this
are always held by Ivy
League or California
schools," Keeler said. "I want
one to be held by Nebraska."
Keeler should have broken
the lecord of 36 hours at 6:30
a.m. this morning. The record
Is presently held by a student
la Houston.
"I began thinking about
this last Saturday when I
heard an announcement on
the radio that someone at
Harvard had just set a record
of 19 hours in a shower,"
Keeler said. "I considered it
all weekend and finally de
cided to go for a record of
21 hours."
Keeler had been in the
shower for about an hour
Monday night when another
radio announcement said that
someone in Illinois had just
extended the record to 26
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versity approval for any ac
tivity in which students par
ticipate. The brief ceremony at the
Capitol will consist of laying
the wreath, a speech by Dr.
Alan Pickering, director of
the United Campus Christian
Fellowship and the singing of
freedom songs. Following the
ceremony, a collection will be
taken to be given to COFO
(Council of Federated Organ
izations), which in turn spon
sors the Mississippi Project.
COFO is made up of var
ious Civil Rights organiza
tions, such as SNCC and the
The Mississippi Project,
which is sponsored by COFO
and the National Council of
Churches, has three facets of
work: voter registration, vot
er education through freedom
schools, and the tutoring of
Negro students.
Miss King said it is impor
tant for SNCC to raise funds
for COFO at this time be
cause Mississippi Project
workers do not receive mon
ey for their volunteer efforts
in Mississippi, and need mon
ey to buy food and other es
sentials. Professional SNCC field
staff personnel received less
than $10 a week subsistence
pay, and Mississippi Project
workers are borrowing from
them to buy food, Miss King
Unless money is received
quickly, Mississippi Project
workers will be forced to leave
the state and return to their
homes, or at least accept jobs
in Mississippi, causing them
to devote only part of their
time to the Mississippi Pro
ject, she said.
The three men who were
killed this summer were Mis
sissippi Project workers who
died just 24 hours after com
pleting their training for pro
ject work, Miss King said.
"Students and faculty con
cerned about injustices oc
curring in Mississippi are in
vited to participate in Thurs
day's march," according to
Miss King.
Moot Court Vies
For National Title
The University team was
undefeated in the regional
competition at St. Louis, Mo.,
until meeting Washburn Uni
versity in the finals. Both
teams were invited to com
pete for the national cham
pionship. The University's College of
Liw has the reputation of a
winner in moot court trials.
Nebraska students have won
a number of individual brief
and oral arguments earning
national awards.
Twenty teams from out
standing law schools in the
United States are participa
ting in the 1964 event.
hours, 26 minutes and 26 sec
onds. "Then about 10 p.m. Mon
day night the Lincoln paper
told me they had received a
message over their teletype
that the new record was 32
hours," Keeler said. "This
was kind of discouraging, but
I plan to stay in here until I
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An unidentified coed clutches her books seconds after being struck by a car at the corner of 14th and S Streets. It re
cently has been proposed that 14th Street be closed to through traffic between R and Vine Streets.
Builders Set
New Deadline
For 'Professor'
The deadline for nomina
tions for a student-chosen
professor has been changed
from December 15 to Janu
ary 12.
All nomination ballots will
be delivered to individual
living units January 4, a n d
will be returned to the Build
ers Campus Promotion- Jan
uary 12.
Lincoln students will have
the opportunity for voting for
the professor of their choice
in a booth in the Student
Union January 4-11.
The professor will be se
lected on the basis of these
five items:
Does he instill desire and
enthusiasm for learning?
Does his influence as a
teacher reach beyond his own
Does he show a personal
concern and respect for stu
dents, both individually and
Does he possess those in
tellectual, personal, and mor
al qualities which you can
admire and respect?
Does he reflect mastery of
his own field as well as ade
quate knowledge of other dis
hold the record," he said.
The news of the new 36
hour record reached him late
last night. Upon hearing it,
Keeler said he would aim at
a time of 7:30 this morning,
"but I won't say anything
about going beyond that." His
goal til then had been 36
hours, which would have been
to the showers
By Wallis Lundeen
Junior Staff Wrtier
A dream by a Turkish lead
er in 1939 for a modernized
Turkey led to the foundation
sixteen years later of the Uni
versity of Nebraska Turkish
Kemal Ataturk, called the
George Washington of Turkey,
was determined that some
day Turkey would be a de
mocracy. He made the state
ment that eastern Turkey
must have a university in or
der to develop.
The Turks asked the United
States Agency for Internation
al Development (AID) for
help in working with a uni
versity. They sent people to
Ne':.iska to look over the
University, and people from
the University visited Turkey.
They then decided they could
work together, and on March
28, 1955, the University of Ne
braska Turkish Program be
gan. University Created
The University, in coopera
tion with the Turkish Minis
try of Education, undertook a
reached at 6:30 a.m. this
When interviewed yester
day afternoon, Keeler said
that he was feeling fine. "I'm
beyond the point where I'm
tired," he said.
"I did feel pretty tired and
depressed this morning
though," Keeler said. "I didn't
get any sleep last night and
I wasn't feeling too good. I
was dozing about 2:30 a.m.
when someone sneaked in
where the water pipes are
and turned off all the hot
water. Pretty soon I was
sleeping under a spray of ice
cubes," he said.
Keeler said he was "feel
ing numb." His hands and
feet were white and wrinkled
("crinkly" he called them)
but he was putting Vaseline
on them regularly in an ef
fort to keep them from dry
ing out. He was taking salt
tablets to keep his body salt
from all being washed out.
Keeler said his appetite
was "not too good. The wa
ter drumming on me makes
me feel like I'm going to be
beaten to death."
Keeler received several
gifts from Lincoln merchants
yesterday. These gifts includ
ed candy, a shower cap and
a champagne bottle full of
bubble bath.
When someone asked Keel
er what he would do if the
record went to 48 hours, Keel
er replied, "I'll miss an hour
exam Friday."
program to assist in the crea-
tion and development of Ata-.
turk University in Erzurum,
Turkey, and assisted the Fa
culties of Agriculture and Vet
erinary Science at the Uni
versity of Ankara.
The first main program
undertaken was the moderni
zation of Ankara University,
founded by the Germans in
the early 1800's. Main areas
of work were in agriculture,
veterinary science and the ad
dition of a home economics
Home Ec Included
This program has been
completed except for the
home economics department
which will end on June 30,
1965. When completed, this
will be the first collegiate
home economics school in
United States faculty advis
ors helped strengthen existing
teaching and research pro
grams, as well as develop
new departments in home ec
onomics and extension.
Research and teaching pro
grams were initiated and
strengthened in agricultural
engineering, animal science,
agricultural extension, agron
omy, horticulture, soil nutri
tion, botany, artificial insem
ination and animal breeding,
and clinical veterinary prac
tices. One-hundred thirteen An
kara University staff mem
bers have received training at
or through the University of
Nebraska. In home economics
two Turkish girls received
doctorate degrees from Pur
due and Kansas State, and are
now key administrators in the
home economics department
at Ankara. One United States
home economics advisor is
still working there.
Nebraskans Serve
There are four faculty
members from the University,
and five from other academic
institutions in Ankara, along
with two United States secre
taries. The staff serve as prof ess-
Lee Marshall Named
As New Sports Editor
Lee Marshall has been ap
pointed sports editor of the
Daily Nebraskan, replacing
Peggy Speece, who resigned
because of schedule conflicts.
Marshall's appointment, ef
fective immediately, was an
nounced by the Faculty Sub
committee on Student Publi
cations. Marshall has been on
Dailv Nebraskan staff
as a
j copy editor.
Don f
ors, assist Turkish teachers,
government officials, and
government employees; do in-
service and credit teaching;
and do some research and
extension work. They also
work with AID, especially the
specialists in agriculture.
The University provides
some materials, books, and
A new university was be
gun at Ezurum at about the
same time as the Ankara pro
gram. The Turks have fur
nished land, put up buildings,
provided a Turkish staff, and
provided quarters for the Ne
braska staff.
Land Acquired
About 10,000 acres of land
have been acquirde for the uni
versity and farm at Ezurum,
and another 3000 acres for re
search and demonstration at
Ataturk University consists
of two colleges the Faculties
of Agriculture, and Letters
and Sciences. Next fall, on
their own, the Turks will add
a Medical College.
Seven University staff mem
bers are presently at Ezurum
working in agricultural eco
nomics, soil science, agricul
tural extension, plant science,
botany, chemistry, and eco
nomics. Nine Subjects Offered
Forty-eight Ataturk Univer
sity staff members have re
ceived training at or through
the University of Nebraska.
A student body of 960 has
been enrolled in the two uni
versities, and major courses
of study are offered in nine
subject-matter areas. A re
search program, including 85
projects in agricultural fields,
has been initiated.
June 30, 1967 is scheduled
as the termination date for
the Ataturk program.
Jason Webster, campus co
ordinator for the Turkish Pro
gram, said that Nebraska
was picked because of its
similarity to Turkish agricul
ture. Although bananas, cot
ton, and grapes are grown
along the coast lines, the
large central area is mainly
plains, where grain is grown.
"Dr. Marvel Baker of the
University provided much of
the leadership from the first,"
explained Webster. "He spent
four years in Turkey in two
separate periods himself."
AID Provides Funds
Webster said the program
is financed by AID at the Uni
versity of Ankara. The Uni-
versitv has a contract with
AID which says that the Uni
versity does the work, and
AID provides the funds.
The Ataturk University pro
gram is financed through the
Turkish Ministry of Educa
tion. The Turkish govern
ment sends and returns their
people, but while in the Unit
ed States, AID provides funds
for them to meet their ex
penses. The University was one of
the first schools to participate
in a program of this type, but
now over 60 land grant col
leges are doing similar work,
Webster said.
"We prefer to send Nebras
kans because they have a
closer interest in the project,
but we can't always find qual
ified people," Webster noted.
Right now he is looking for a
secretary in Ankara, and has
recently been searching for a
qualified chemist.
"We look for people who
have the 'missionary' spirit,"
he said. "It is important that
they enjoy working with and
helping people."
Change Noted
Baker noted the great
change the University of Ata
turk has made in the country.
He compared the city as he
saw it last March to the time
he had seen it four years be
fore. "The town had changed lit
tle in the past 1000 years, but
when I returned, streets were
paved, there were traffic
lights, and stores were mod
ernized and carried modern
Anyone who is interested in
having a University staff
member who has participated
in the Turkish program speak
before a group or organiza
tion, should contact Webster
in the Agricultural Adminis
tration Annex on East Cam
pus. Mortar Board Forms
Distributed To Juniors
Mortar Board applications
for junior women distributed
to the living units should be
returned by Tuesday Jan. 5,
Susie Walburn said.
All junior women are urged
to complete an application
form which are used for Mor
tar Board and Ivy Court selec
tion. Lincoln women can pick up
application blanks in the Ac
tivities Center in the Student
Union. They are available
The application should be
returned to Karen Benting,
526 North 16th, or Susie Wal-
I burn, 716 North 16th by Jan. 5,
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