The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 13, 1965, Image 1

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Tuesday, July 13, 1965
Lincoln, Nebraska
No. 5
Needy Students
To Get Increase
In making the tuition in
creases for the University,
the Regents were emphatic
on the point of helping the
student in financial difficul
ties. Before accepting the in
creases, President Val Peter
son asked what percentage of
the students the University is
able to help.
In answer, Robert Ross, vice
chancellor and Dean of Stu
dent Affairs, said that the
University helps all of those
students with a 5.0 average
or above who show financial
need. These students are
helped with scholarships,
grants or employment.
However, Ross added, "it
is rarely that we can meet
their full need."
Peterson announced for the
benefit of the public that the
University is making a study
through the high schools to
determine the percentage of
qualified students graduating
each year who are unable to
attend any college; those stu
dents who are being "priced
out" of college.
Ross told the Regents that
at the present time, 3,000 stu
dents per year receive approx
imately $400 for the average
loan. Scholarships are usual
ly set at the tuition level, he
Following the Regents' ac
tion, Peterson said that this
increase "would appear to be
the limit" for at least the
next two years. "Of course
this can change with inflation
and other factors," he said.
Peterson said that the in
crease was accepted by the
Regents for one main reason
to meet the Legislature's
$2.7 million level set for tui
tion. The increase will go main
ly for the purpose of taking
care of needy students, he
Chancellor Hardin added,
"We intend to see to it that
no Nebraska student is de
prived of the opportunity to
attend the University be
cause of the increase in tui
tion and fees."
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Chancellor Hardin explains the position of the University and the Regents on the
tuition increase accepted by the Regents last Thursday.
Students Showed Sense In Opposition,
rotest Toward Increase In Tuition
By Priscilla Mulllns
"Sensible" is the key word to the student
move last April to attempt to block the Legis
lature's formerly-proposed-and-n o w-adopted
tuition increase for the University.
Beginning last April 2, when state Senator
Terry Carpenter recommended to University
students that they undertake a march from
the University to the Capitol Building as a pro
test to the Budget Committee's proposed in
crease, the students took up the cause of lower
They did not, however, follow the path that
Carpenter was laying open for them, although
the path seemed somewhat inviting.
Carpenter said that "the state shouldn't
charge any tuition to any of its citizens, let
alone raise the present amount."
"Students should declare a holiday and
skip all their classes," he said. "First you
should make an application for permission to
march to the Legislature, and if you don't get
It, do It anyway. It's your right."
He said that students should "create a
march big enough to attract national atten
tion.! "I'll be gald to lead it, follow it or stay
out of it," he told the students, adding that
"You won't be demonstrating for yourselves,
because you're already here, but for those
who will be left at home because of inability
to meet tuition rates."
"It would take only the appropriation of
one more mile to have no tuition at all," Car
penter argued. "The University could double
its enrollment by having no tuition," he said.
Carpenter continued, "Without a degree,
you can't qualify for the final trials. A degree
js the entrance exam to competition."
"I've been trying to get the student body to
assemble, and put the Legislature before
them," he said. "Then I would ask them, 'This
is what is here now. What are you going to
do about them?' Then I would say, 'What are
you going to do when there are one a half
times more of them in five years?' "
Send Letters Home
Carpenter told the students that they
should send letters home to their parents and
tell them about the situation.
"Five to ten thousand students would put
you well on your way to accomplishing some
thing," he said. "Don't do It with only two
or three hundred."
"I'd be glad to work with you to Insure Its
effectiveness," Carpenter said. "If you do
march In enough strength, at least they won't
raise the tuition."
"You should make us do what ought to
be done," he concluded.
At the same time Carpenter was urging
students to march on the Capitol, Governor
Morrison was issuing a warning against tui
tion Increases that would deprive students of
a college education.
At the time, however, he declined to com
mcnt directly on the Budget Committee's rec
ommendation until the actual figures were released.
Obligation To Public
"The Legislature should keep in mind that
our obligation is to provide public education
for our citizens," he said. "It should assure
itself no one would be deprived of an educa
tion from tuition increases."
"Education increases productivity of the
individual citizen and the state gets back
many times what it invests in education," he
said, but noted that the tuition matter was for
the determination of the Legislature.
Concerning nonresident tuition, Morrison
said he believed that an out-of-state student
should be charged whatever tuition rate a
Nebraska student would pay attending the uni
versity or college of that state.
He suggested that nonresident hikes with
out regard for those of other states could re
sult in recriminations against the state and a
"fencing off" of Nebraska.
"An interchange of students between
states is of important intellectual and cultural
benefit," he said.
Nebra.skan Opposes Increase
Editorially, the Daily Nebraskan came out
opposing the proposed increase on the basis
of several considerations. Editor Frank
Partsch wrote, "Not wanting to spend the rest
of their lives in the shoestore of picking corn,
these people would begin grabbing up every
available plot of ground in the state's trade
schools, or thronging to the four junior col
leges. "They would leave the state, perhaps to
find Jobs that would pay for un education else
where. They would create unnecessary bur
dens In the Nebraska labor supplv and HELP
"We feel that it is noble and righteous to
consider the plight of the taxpayer when mak
ing out the University's budget. We also feci
however, that this state and its taxpayers have
a responsibility to education, and that if this
responsibility is not met immediately it must
be met later when the price will be greater,
in money, votes and tempers."
Petition Supported Editorially
Three days later, Partsch came out with
an editorial supporting a petition rather than
the march suggested by Carpenter.
His reasoning against the march was that
"... everyone KNOWS what students think
of a tuition raise. Then, rumor has it that a
recent march on the Capitol created more hard
feelings than favor among the senators.
"Before we march, we should consider
these things: That 55 per cent of the state
would think of "riot" rather than "march;"
That we would be resorting to an Immature
way of tackling a problem when a mature
means Is at hand. That no matter how glor
ious the non-violent demonstration has become
there Is never a guarantee that one here
would not become a troublesome picnic.
He argued, "Before we march, we should
find the best way to demonstrate our point.
Is it 5,000 singing students parading around the
Capitol with Terry Carpenter in the lead, or
is it a well-dressed polite group of campus
leaders calmly reading a statement affixed
to 10,000 signatures?"
That same day, the suggestion for a pe
tition drive to protest the increase was printed
in the Daily Nebraskan.
The idea was started by a small group of
campus leaders who said that they felt that a
demonstration march would not have any good
effects on the Legislature.
The petition was to be circulated through
all living units and the Student Union under
the sponsorship of Interfraternity Council, Stu
dent Council associates and residence hall gov
ernments. Student Council Support
Then on April 7th, the Student Council
came out in favor of a two-point program of
action protesting the Unicameral action.
In a resolution, the Council said that its
members believed that it was in the best
interests of the academic community to keep
the tuition as low as possible and urged every
student of the University to support the pro
test program with both their time and effort.
The introducer of the motion supporting
the two-point program, John Kcnagy, said
that the best way for students to reach sena
tors personally was a simple one-paragraph
letter saying where the writer lived.
"Home opinion will influence the Legisla
ture mere than anything else," he stressed.
Kenagy also said that students should urge
their parents to write the senators from their
districts protesting the proposed increase.
That same day, the Interfraternity Coun
cil (IFC) came out in support of the two-point
program. President Buzz Madson said that
this program was the "most logical approach.
It is a more mature way of presenting our
demands to the Legislature," he said.
Madson said he thought a march was
On April 8, a paragraph tacked on to the
end of the day's editorial urged students to
write to their senators. "We assume that the
prevailing attitude is "let George do It." Well,
friend, we have a clue for you 'George' is
saying the same thing. This means you."
The Lincoln Journal-Star aired its opinion
on the students' actions on the protest matter
in an editorial Sunday, April 11.
"Proud of Tbeir Own"
The editorial said that "Nebraskans had
good reason to be proud of their own, last
It went on, "Quite naturally, they (stu
dents) were opposed to the idea, some of them
feeling It could spoil an end to their collegiate
The editorial said thut the students, rather
than following Sen. Terry Curpcnter's sugges
tion for a march on the Legislature, "appur
Continued on Page 2
Regents Caught
In Squeeze In
Middle Ground
The University Regents,
caught between financial
needs for the University and
the Legislature's budget ap
propriation, raised tuition
rates for most students, ef
fective this fall.
The rate was raised from
$132 to $167 per semester for
Nebraska residents and from
?300 to $430 for nonresidents.
The Regents also raised the
special fees rate about 30 per
cent, or $14 for the academic
In increasing the tuition,
the Regents said that they
are very concerned that the
marginally financially situ
ated student may receive as
much help as possible from
the University.
Approximately half of the
increase in special fees will
be made available for stu
dents who have severe finan
cial difficulties brought about
by the tuition increase.
Other portions of the in
crease are scheduled to go
for further support of the Dai
ly Nebraskan, which was ex
periencing financial difficul
ties last year; student govern
ment activities; intramural
facilities; and for debt service
on bonds to be isued for ex
pansion of the Student Union,
The Legislature, in setting
up the budget appropriation
for the 1965-66 biennium, had
figured on $2.7 million for the
tuition rate to come from an
overall $8.4 million for the en
tire University.
The Regents said they were
reluctant to make the increas
es but their move was neces
sary to near the $8.4 million
the Legislature allotted them.
Despite the Budget Commit-'
tee's recommendations, the
Regents made no changes In
tuition for nursing students.
The suggested increase was
$70 for resident students in
nursing and $140 for nonresi
dents. The Regents left both cate
gories unuchanged at $230 and
$280 respectively, explaining
that students in nursing are in
short supply and that the need
for graduate nurses is greater
than can be met.
Tuition, Fee Schedule
Students other than
Medical and Dental Students
Medical Students
Dental Students
School of Nursing
$264 334 $ 70
600 860 260
600 650 50
990 1,300 310
490 550 60
900 1,100' 200
.230 230
. 280 280
120 150 30
200 280 80
Includes special fees of $60 for the academic year.
Includes special fees of $74 for the academic year.
Clair Callan
To Speak
Clair Callan, Nebraska Con
gressman from the First
District, will give a Report
from the Nation's Capitol this
Speaking at 1:30 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom, Callan is the
final speaker in the World Af
fairs Preview.
The democrat from Odell is
a graduate of Peru State Col
lege. He is a member of the
House Agriculture Commit
tee and former chairman of
the governor's committees on
State Government Reorgani
zation Board and Nebraska
Power Review Board.
Callan maintains a continu
ing interest in the Improve
ment of agriculture, education
and veteran services. He is a
member of Gage County Re
organization Board, Fair
Board, and County Extension.
See Llord's Puppets
In Union Ballroom
Be sure to see Daniel Llords
and his puppets for adults, to
morrow night at 8:00 in the
Union Ballroom. Lords is ap
pearing directly from an
around -the -world - concert -tour.
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Kodak Crant Goes
To Business College
The University College of
Business Administration re
ceived a $5,000 grant from
Eastman Kodak for use in re
search and graduate educa
tion in business management.
Similar grants were also
given to Harvard, the Univer
sity of Indiana, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and
the University of Texas.
Index To Inside Pages
STADIUM EXPANSION Memorial Stadium at the Univer
sity is being expanded to seat an additional 6,000 persons. For
the story of how football growth has caused this expansion see
Tage 2
!"( )&()? Ever thought about starting a
' filthy speech movement" at the University?
For the story on what might happen if you did,
Page 4
WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER Lincoln and the University
campus offer many chances for soaking up culture and Just
relaxing and having fun. For a series of articles on what to
do in your spare moments during summer school, see
Page 3