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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, March 22, 1965
University Asks City
To Vacate 14th Street
Lincoln Desires By-passes First
Pending the outcome of the University revenue bond
proposal for construction, the City of Lincoln will become
clearly involved in University expansion.
The University's request for the city to vacate 14th
street in the campus area was discussed by city officials
Wednesday morning.
City officials agreed that
the city and University ex
pansion plans would have
to be correlated.
The primary obstacle to
the closing of. 14th Street
is the question of where to
re-route about 5,000 vehicles
which use the street each
day, and accommodating
the city residents who live
north of the campus area.
According to the city en
gineering and traffic engi
neering departments, by
passes should be built
before the street is vacated.
The best route for this is
the proposed Holdrege
Street by-pass, they con
tended. Funds have been al
located for this during the
coming fiscal year.
Future plans include con
struction of the Northeast
Radial and vacation of 16th
and 17th one-way streets
on the east side of the
City officials also dis
cussed several points:
The University should
plan its access points to
city streets, and should plan
its parking areas and inte
rior streets.
The University should not
move any utilities if 14th is
vacated. The city wants to
retain easements for water,
gas and sewer mains and
storm sewers located on
Lincoln fire chief Roscoe
Benton wants assurance
that adequate access to the
campus for fire-fighting
equipment is considered.
The City-County Planning
Commission had recom
mended vacation of 14th aft
er by-passes have been con
structed, according to Doug
las Brogden, city planning
director. This would be done
to alleviate the situation of
large volumes of through
traffic clogging the d o w n
town business district.
YWCA To Select
Bazaar Chairmen
The YWCA will hold inter
views for Christmas Bazaar
chairmanships Wedne s d a y
from 3:30-5:30 and from 7:30
to 9:30 p.m.
Applicants may pick appli
cation blanks and sign up for
an interview appointment on
the door of the YWCA office,
room 335 B in the Nebraska
Six chairmanship positions
are open to applicants. One
overall chairman, three mer
chandise chairmen, one wor'..
ers' chairman, and a publicity
chairman. A 5-2 cumulative
average is required to hold a
chairmanship position. No
previous experience with the
YWCA is necessary to ap
The Christmas Bazaar is
the YWCA s annual money-
making project. The Bazaar
specializes in importing for
eign items for its displays.
Over $8,000 worth of goods
from all over the world are
displayed at this year's Ba
Interviews will be scheduled
Thursday afternoon for those
who have Wednesday time
conflicts. Application blanks
are due at noon Wednesday.
Interviews Slated
For Quiz Bowl
Interviews for positions on
the Student Council Quiz Bowl
Committee will be held
Wednesday in the North Party
Room of the Nebraska Union.
Application forms are avail
able on the bulletin board
outside 345 Nebraska Union.
Applicants are requested to
sign for an interview time
when they pick up the appli
cation form.
Positions available are:
Quiz Bowl chairman, ques
tions chairman and assistant,
publicity chairman and assist
ant, and arrangements chair
man and assistant.
Trip To Selma
Within Reason
The Board of Regents and
institutional officers Saturday
defended the right of Univer
sity faculty members to have
participated in last week's
&eima, Aia., memorial tor a
murdered white minister.
"As Regents, we neither ap
prove nor disapprove of what
faculty members do when
they are acting as citizens,
said Val Peterson, Board of
Regents president.
The teachers who went to
Selma were Drs. David Trask,
Hugh Luke and Robert Perry.
"The University has a pol
icy of accepting any reason-
a b 1 e excuse from faculty
members for short absences,"
Vice Chancellor Adam Breck
enridge said.
This seemed a reasonable
Dr. Breckenridge said he
is aware of why the men
wanted to be excused from
University assignments, al
though such is not always the
Peterson commented that if
some professor was a mem
ber of the Daughters of the
American Revolution and
asked leave permission to at
tend a DAR convention, that
request would be granted as
long as classroom chores were
not neglected.
The same situation would
previal for professors wishing
to participate in conventions
of the national political par
ties, Peterson said.
Dr. Breckenridge said ho
didn't know what might be the
University response "if we had
a mass request from the fac
Debate Tourney
Set For Preps
The annual Nebraska High
School Debate Tournament
will be held at the Univer
sity Friday and Saturday.
Dr. Donald Olson, associate
professor of speech and Uni
versity debate coach, said
each of 30 Nebraska high
schools is expected to send
from 4 to 8 representatives
ine tournament is spon
sored by the Nebraska School
Activities Association and
will be directed bv Olson.
Each year the winning
scnool receives a trophy
Gold medals are awarded the
first-place team members;
silver medals go to members
of the second-place team.
Nebraska high
schools reg-
istered to date:
Beatrice, North Platte, Uni
versity High, Fremont, Neu
mann High of Wahoo, Wahoo.
Lincoln Northeast, St. Cecilia
of Hastings, St. John's Sem
inary of Elkhorn, Omaha
Central, Omaha South, Oma
ha Westside, Marian of Oma
ha, Bellevue, Kearney. St.
Ann's of Lexington, Omaha
Benson Gordon, Pius X,
Omaha North, Seward, Oma
ha Mercy, Omaha Tech;
Hastings and Bayard.
Spring Day Workers
Interview On Sunday
Interviews for Spring Day
workers will be held Sunday,
Mar. 28, starting at 2 p.m.
Applications may be picked
up outside the Student Council
Areas include: publicity.
women's games, men's
games, trophies and secre
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versity campus as the first frail yellow daffodil pokes its
head above the snow and greets students.
Buildings Authorized
For Medical School
The University Board of Re
gents authorized plans for
negotiation with the Leo Daly
Company of Omaha for a con
tract to design two proposed
buildings for the College of
The Daly firm will now be
able to begin preliminary
plans for a new library and
basic science building.
i' unas lor tne proiect are
included in the University's
budget request to the 1965
The Regents also authorized
the administration to conduct
architectural negotiations for
more dormitory space for 1,-
zoU students.
Included in the package
Chancellor Clifford Hardin re
vealed, "are some units which
could be considered for rental
uses by organized houses."
In other action, the Regents
accepted a United States Pub
lic Health Service grant of
$2,545,000 to be applied to con
struction of teaching facilities
for the proposed College of
Dentistry on East Campus.
Matching t h e federal grant
are nearly $2,000,000 in state
funds. These funds include
$1,750,000 from a special tax
International Week
To Spotlight Spain
Using the world as its for
mat, the Nebraska Union will
present International Week-
Emphasis on Spain, Monday
mrougn i nursaay.
During the entire week
special displays in the m a i n
lounge will feature photos.
slides, tape recordings and
posters of Spain. In addition
the Cafeteria will feature
food and drink of many coun
All events during Interna
tional Week arc free and open
to the public.
On Monday Senor Vaquero
Turcios, the highly talented
young Spanish artist who
painted the murals for the
Spanish Pavillion at the New
York World's Fair, will pre
sent a slide lecture on con
temporary Spanish art.
Sr. Turcios will bring a
small show of his own work
which will be displayed before
his program at 8 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union Ballroom.
On Tuesday students m a v
visit a bit of old Spain and
lnger among imported exam
levy enacted by the 1963 Legis
lature to finance a new dental
The federal grant stipulates
that the University must 1 e t
contracts or make other ar
rangements for construction
by January, 1966.
The Regents also approved
plans to offer a master of sec
ondary teaching degree, a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
dental hygiene and a certifi
cate in dental hygiene.
More than a half-million dol
lars in research and training
grants were accepted by the
The largest grant is $104,400
from the National Aeronautics
an Space Administration. The
money will go for six trainee
ships in space-related science
and technology.
A $48,896 grant from the
Public Health Service was re
ceived by Dr. Cecil Wittson,
dean of the College of Medi
cine. The money will go for
residency training of general
Wittson also received grants
of $21,275 and $36,800 from the
Health Service for training
programs in psychiatry for
general practitioners.
ples of Spanish handicrafts
available for purchase at the
"Spanish Marketplace." The
Marketplace will be open from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night,
"To Catch a Dream" will be
shown in the Union Audi
tonum. The movie portrays
modern and ancient Spain
and doorprizes such as flight
bags, ballpoint pens and light
ers will be given.
On Wednesday, Elie Abel,
NBC Slate Department Cor
respondent, will present a
timely discussion on "T h e
United States and Southeast
Asia," at 3:30 p.m. in the Ne
braska Union Ballroom.
Thursday night the Rom
eros, the Royal family of the
Guitar, will present two con
certs of classical and flamen
co music at 7 and 9 p.m. in
the Nebraska Union Ballroom.
Free tickets are available at
the Union Main Desk. Due to
the size of the expected audi
ence tickets will be necessary.
Lomax Discusses Past,
Future Oi Negro Revolt
By Steve Jordon
Jr. Staff Writer
How did the Negro revolt get where it is, and where
will it go from here?
Dr. Louis Lomax, author and authority on the Negro
movement, spoke Friday on these questions to a Universi
ty audience at the Nebraska Union Ballroom.
"The Negro revolution is a part of the American
revolution," Lomax said. "In 1776 it was written that all
men are created equal, and in 1965 we are about to be
lieve it."
"The Negro revolt started as a result of Rosa Parks'
achin' bunions," Lomax said. He told about a colored
woman who was arrested for sitting in the white section
of a bus because "her feet hurt and she didn't want to
Once the Negro had obtained a civil rights bill, Lo
max said, they discovered that the white man had no
intention of obeying it. "The Negro comDletelv lost faith
in the white power setup," Lomax said. "It was at this
moment that the Negro revolution took to the streets."
"The Negro found that prayer availeth not, reason
availeth not, lectures availeth not. When it is bad for
business, then and only then can you move," he said.
The purpose of the revolution today, Lomax said, is
"to tie up the republic, to set up a situation whereby
the entire process of the republic will be locked down
unless the republic lives up to its promises."
"The American white man has no sense of the revolu
tionary feeling," Lomax said. He pointed out that white
men have been white too long to realize what it is like
to be black. "Everything that is associated with white is
pleasant and good."
He listed many instances where the American langu
age uses black with a bad connotation: "black cats,"
"white as snow," "blackballed," "only the white touches
your lips" (from a cigarette advertisement) and the black
car running out of gas first in a television commerical.
"The Negro child sees nothing good in himself," Lo
max said. "Everything in the first reader is geared to
produce the white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, male image."
He said that history books were carefully arranged so
that white men alone seemed responsible for the making
of the United States.
"We must first of all psychologically redeem both
the Negro and the white man," Lomax said. "If the
American Negro is an intellectual dropout, the American
white man is a moral dropout. The white man needs re
medial morality."
The only good morality, Lomax said, is "a man
centered morality. Until now we have not had a valid
morality. It has been centered around everything except
"The war we seek to win is the war for the minds of
man, and you can't shoot your way into a man's mind."
Lomax said, referring to the communist-capitalist con
flict. "All the white people are committed," said Lomax.
"They're either capitalists or communists. The campaign
to win the minds of men is the campaign to win the minds
of non-white people."
"Whatever you do," Lomax said, "never abdicate the
right to think, the freedom to read, the willingness to ask
questions or the right to say what you feel."
"Don't tell me the Negro revolution is not working,"
Lomax said. He told about a time when he could be
arrested for demanding service in a restaurant, and now
he could go to that same restaurant and have the owner
arrested for refusing to serve him.
"When I say 'Where were you?' and 'What did you
do,' " Lomax said, "I mean 'Where were you in your
heart, in your mind, in your soul?' "
"The Gospel of the age will become 'People who
need people are the luckiest people in the world,' " Lomax
said, quoting from Barbara Streisand's recording of "Peo
ple." "People who don't lynch, murder, rape other peo
ple: this is the only real morality a democracy can en
dure," he said.
Lomax warned students, "Don't get trapped in a split
level home with a tri-level morality.
"You Negro students: stay in school. Get everything
you can and then move; we need you; we need you in
the integrated classroom teaching and inspiring white
kids," he said.
"Orient your values and morality towards the dignity
of man," Lomax said. "The world of tomorrow is in
your hands. It is up to you to see that our honored dead
shall not have died in vain."
Sheldon Will Add
Sculpture Garden
The area immediately west
of the Sheldon Art Gallery
will be extended to become a
sculpture garden.
The Board of Regents have
approved an agreement with
Phillip Johnson to design the
Johnson, the New York City
architect who designed the
Sheldon Art Gallery, was In
Lincoln last week to discuss
plans for the garden with Uni
versity officials.
"The sculpture garden is
part of the fine arts center en
visioned two years ago," said
Chancellor Clifford Hardin.
"We waited until the m u s i c
complex Is Insured before pro
ceeding with plans for the gar
den. "The garden will add signifi
cantly to the fine arts center
which includes the Gallery, the
Woods Art Building, Architec
tural Hall and the new depart
ment of music complex at 11th
and R.
"Johnson discussed some
ideas with us. They include
plans for fountains and a pool
within a walled enclosure. No
roof is included. The sculpture
gallery would be open to the
sky overhead.
"Materials will harmonize
with the travertine marble of
the gallery and materials of
the rest of the buildings in
the complex.
"Johnson gave us no c o s t
estimate, since his plans at the
moment are very nebulous,
but he will submit plans and
costs when he has them firmed
up," Hardin said.
When construction begins,
Hazen and Robinson architects
of Lincoln will serve as sup
ervising architects. "The en
closure will be 220 feet by 260
feet," Robinson said Saturday.
No time has been set for
completion of plans or begin
ning construction of the sculp
ture garden, Hardin said.
The new constitution for
the Associated Students of the
University of Nebraska
(ASUN) was passed Friday by
a vote of 1333 to 335.
Bob Kerrey, Student Council
elections chairman, termed
the vote a success. "There
was a much better turnout
than we expected," he said.
The new student govern
ment will include three
branches: legislative, judicial
and executive.
The president and vice
president will be selected by
a direct vote of the student
The constitution now awaits
the approval of the Board of
The new document will gov
ern this spring's student gov
ernment elections. Actual op
eration of the ASUN will be
gin this fall.
Rcent major changes to
the Air Force ROTC two-year
program have been received
which should be of interest to
applicants who have recently
been denied consideration due
to the time element.
Budget authorization n o w
permits two Field Training
sessions instead of the pre
viously authorized one. The
additional second session now
permits a later application
Because the second session
does not start until August 11,
applications will be accepted
as late as April 15, 1965.
Another change Involves fa
vorable interpretation of the
term "two academic years
remaining," as a qualification
requirement for enrollment in
the Professional Offi
cer Course, to mean that such
remaining academic time
may include Dart or all of
graduate-level work.
Consequently, en
rollment opportunity now ex
ists for certain juniors or sen
iors who expect to continue
at the graduate level. Also,
those with baccalaureate de
grees intending to take two
years of graduate work may
be considered for enrollment
in the new two-year program.
Such students will receive
the $40 per month retainer pay
while enrolled in the Profes
sional Officer Course.
Interested individuals mav
obtain more information by
contacting the Professor of
Aerospace Studies in the Mili
tary and Naval Science Build
Dorm Foundations
Are Not Settling
"Can vou imagine anv hnlM.
ing dropping four feet without
falling over?"
This was the response of
University Business Mann
Carl Donaldson to recent ru
mors that the Twin T n w o r
dormitories were settling.
Although no specific inspec
tion has been made, Donald
son said that "any settlement
. . . even one-half inch . . .
would be pretty evident from
the (gas and water line) con
nections." Such connections
would be broken or twisted by
a half-inch drop.
Donaldson said that he
didn't know where the rumors
started, "but I have checked
with our engineers and t h e y
tell me the reports lust aren't
He added that there has
never been any problem with
settling or cracking, "and we
would be clad to take neonle
through on any inspection."
Noel Smith, construction en
gineer of the University's
physical plant said that all
new university structures
must be approved by Univer
sity officials before the con
tractor is released.