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Vol. 81, No. 28
The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, Nov. 1, 1965
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THE REV. WILLIAM MILLER ... a life of diverse
occupations and acquaintances.
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By Diane Lindquist
Junior Starr Writer
"Chicken Charlie," "Nig
ger Joe," "Old Man Miller,"
"Reverend William Miller"
these are some of the names
used for the frail-looking Ne
gro man who lived in the
house surrounded by the
parking lots south of Nebras
ka Hall.
A probe in the worn clap
board houses of a low-rent
Belmont district found a teen
aged Negro girl who remark
ed, "Oh, Old Man Miller? Ev
erybody knows hun."
An elderly Negro woman
whose eyes twinkled said he
refused to buy one of her
houses because "his guests
were too grand."
The search for his where
abouts ended at Sheridan
Boulevard where Mrs. George
Abel, Rev. Miller's benfici
ery, lives. The Rev. Miller
was found on his new pro
perty, feeding his estimated
700 chickens.
Remains Of Campus Home
There were piles of bricks,
boards, building blocks, brok
en plaster and the other re
mains of his campus home
strewn about his new proper
ty. He turned and looked at
the refuse and said that he
had hoped to build anew
home from the material but
didn't think that would be pos
sible now.
He explained be had to nove
from his home where he said
he had lived for "60 some
odd years" because the Uni
versity bought the property
from him. The University has
this right by the law of em
inent domain.
Rev. Miller's gold false
teeth blended with the brown
hue of his creased face when
he grinned and spoke of the
University students.
'Students Passin By'
"There were Just thousands
of them passin' by the door.
Some have been more friend
ly in the last two or three
years," he said, commenting
on the growing number of
students at the University.
He mentioned that students
had often taken tools, espec
ially snow shovels, when their
cars were snowed in the park
ing lot. He said be imagined
it was easier for them to put
the shovel into the back seat
than to return it. Occasion
ally students stole a chicken
from him, he added.
Many people didn't recall
the little, old Negro man
when they were asked for in
formation on Rev. William
. Miller until further descrip
tion was given. They were
surprised to learn he was a
Ordained Pastor
Rev. Miller is an ordained
pastor of the Methodist
church. He took his theologi
cal training by correspon
dence. He was a pastor on
Sunday and worked with a
construction firm during the
"It's been about 30 or 35
years since I got my charge,"
the Rev. Miller said. He ex
plained further about driving
between Lincoln and Grand
Island to preach as a supply
SAE Pledges, Sisters
Plan Orphanage Party
The pledge class of Sigma
Alpha Epsilon and the Little
Sisters of Minerva will have
a Halloween party for about
35 children from White Hall
Orphanage on Sunday, Oct.
31. "Party plans include
games, dinner and "trick or
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pastor before preaching at the
Newman Methodist Church in
While the Rev. Miller
worked on the construction
crew he met and became ac
quainted with Mrs. Abel. He
said Mr. Abel had worked
together, and he recalled with
a broad smile Mrs. Abel bring
ing her husband's lunch in
a paper sack.
He glanced at his chickens
and said, "If you take care
of them and they lay good,
it's a right-good occupation."
The Rev. Miller picked up
a chicken and made his body
as straight and tall as he
could. The stance he assumed
momentarily seemed justified
by a life of diverse occupa
tions and acquaintances.
even Faculty Members
Write Great Plains Book
By Jan Itkin
Junior Staff Writer
"A Time of Decision for
People in the Great Plains,"
a recently published book
dealing with changes in life
in the plains states, contains
the work of seven university
faculty members.
The book is composed of
papers presented at a Re
gional Conference for the
Northern Great Plains last
November and lists its pur
poses as follows:
To develop a deeper un
derstanding of our town and
country communities.
To keep the needs of peo
ple in focus so that the
church can fulfill its minis
try in a changing society.
Great Plains Background
"We mainly pointed out
how the Great Plains needs
a critical look at the areas
comprising its background,"
Bert Evans, assistant p r o -fessor
of agricultural eco
nomics explained.
J -Council
To Hold
Elections for positions on
lhe School of Journalism
Council will be held Nov. 1
and 2, according to Hal Fos
ter, treasurer.
The J-School Council con
sists of two journalism ma
jors elected at large from
the freshman, sophomore, jun
ior and senior classes and the
presidents of each of the hon
orary organizations in the
School of Journalism.
Foster said the council,
which was organized last
year, co-ordinates activities in
the School of Journalism.
Tentative plans for the new
ly elected J-Council include
sponsoring a J-Scbool mixer
just before Thanksgiving va
cation and a Christmas par
ty. Dean Davis Visiting
Ohio Air Force Base
Dr. John Davis, dean of the
University College of Engi
neering and Architecture, is
taking part in a tour and dis
cussion of research programs
at Wright Patterson Air Force
Base in Dayton, O,
Each year the Air Force
invites selected educators
across the nation to partici
pate in the program.
To Attend
Albee Play
More than 300 clergym&n
from throughout the United
States will attend a f.pecial
performance of "Who's Afraid
of Virginia Woolf?" by the
University Repertory Theater
during the last week of No
vember in Howell Memorial
The special performance is
a part of the program of the
Association of College and
University Ministers of the
Methodist Church. The group
will meet at the University
Center from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
Dr. William Morgan, direc
tor of the University Theater,
said the ministers are aware
of the power of this critically
acclaimed play and of the
moral, ethical and philosophi
cal problems raised by its
author, Edward Albee.
"We are most happy to have
the opportunity of meeting
this request and are greatly
encouraged by the clergy
men's attitude toward this
controversial author and
play," Morgan said.
Albee's play, which won
every significant award for
drama when it first appeared
on Broadway in 1962, will be
performed on the weekends of
Nev. 12-13; Dec. 3-4; and Jan.
Fred Waring Tickets
On Sale At Pershing
Tickets for "The Magic Mu
sic of Fred Waring" are on
sale at the Pershing Munici
pal Auditorium box office.
Waring and his "Pennsylvan
ians" will appear at Pershing
on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.
The other University facul
ty members involved with the
book include: Dr. Otto Hoi-
berg, head of the extension
division's community devel
opment department; Dr.
Garnet Larson, associate pro
fessor in the graduate school
of social wrk; John Muehl
bcier, professor of agricultur
al economics; Dr. Howard
Ottoson, chairman of agricul
tural economics; Dr. Everett
Peterson, extension agricul
tural economist, and Jack
Timmons, extension public
affairs specialist.
Ottoson explained his role
in the book, "as summariz
ing the conference. The basic
subject matter concerns eco
nomic and soial matters and
their implications on reli
gion." Major Conclusion
The major conclusions of
the study, according to Otto
son, were that family farms
are becoming larger and
more commercialized, the
rural areas are generally be
coming more urbanized and
that the days of the small,
isolated country church are
Peterson cited his section
of the book as "dealing with
characteristics and problems
of the Great Plains with em
phasis on the northern plains.
I dealt mainly with the cli
mate and Its effect on eco
nomic development, the re
source situation and the im
pact of national events on the
His section, Peterson said,
also suggested ways to en
courage area development
based on the suggestions of
a Montana State University
professor which include re
sources, flexibility and mobil
ity of the economy and re
According to Peterson, peo
ple of the northern plains
should also examine the prob
lems of the multitude of lo
cal governments and inspect
the tax structures of their
Governmental Stndy
Evans and Timmons
worked together in a study
of the governmental units
and organizations of the
plains. Among the things they
noticed were the decrease
and increase in areas of cost
in county governments and
the consolidations and reor
ganizations taking place.
They also studied the ade
By Wanye Kreuscher
Senior Staff Writer
There was no indifference
at Saturday's football game in
Columbia, Mo., the Tigers
were out to beat "Big Red"
and "Big Red" was deter
mined to stay on top.
Before the game started,
the over .58,000 football fans,
including an estimated 7,000
Nebraskans, couldn't help but
feel the tension.
Missourians, with both a
mixture of Hopecoming en
thusiasm and traditional ri-
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Carl Smith return from the
quacy of government serv
ices for example educa
tion in areas where public
and private schools were in
competition with one another.
The problems of youth find
ing a meaningful life were
discussed in Hoiberg's part
of the book. He dealt with
universal problems to youth
such as finding a system of
sound values, training youth
for the future, giving them
an opportunity to serve and
helping them find construc
tive and purposeful personal
relationships with their peers
and elders.
Youth Resource
Hoiberg stated that two
problems he was concerned
with were "tapping the re
source of youth when deal
ing with these problems" and
training rural youth for ur
ban life, as most youths do
not remain in rural areas.
Dr. Larson described her
section of the book as dealing
with the problems of the aged
and juveniles of the Great
She was concerned primar
ily with living arrangements
and the purpose of life for
these two groups and their
family relationships. Prepar
ing the youth to leave the
rural environment and the
purpose of the aged in dwind
ling communities were major
areas of her concern.
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P 1 H ' XT
Contributions To AUF
Top Last Year's Pace
The All University Fund
(AUF) Drive is doing better
than last year as it stands
now, according to Barb Beck
man, chairman.
As of Friday, Miss Beck-
man reported, there is a bal
ance of over $2,000 or 31 per
cent of the $6,400 goal.
"Things actually are better
than they would seem," Miss
Beckman explained. "It takes
a while for the receipts to
come in, and they really bave
just started coming in."
One factor in this year's
success, she said, is the ad
dition of two new committees
Ag Solicitations and Ag
Publicity which emphasiz
ed the drive to East cam
pus students who contributed
more than in past years and
"are showing quite an inter
est in AUF."
rd Mum
valry with Nebraska, packed
the stadium.
The Nebraskans, who turn
ed out in record numbers
from every part of the state
and the University, were in
four main portions of the
stadium in their red hats,
coats, suits and socks.
"I have never seen so many
ou of state fans at a home
game supporting their team,"
Ann Murphy, a M i s so u ir 1
sophomore, said.
"Those damn red hats
they look great actually but
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RETURN . . . University students Roy Blazek (left), and
Missouri migration probably headed for a long nap of
Of City, East
To work with the Universi
ty administration in improv
ing the landscaping on the
University campuses will be
one of the objectives of t h e
newly organized Horticulture
The forestry and horticul
ture department is sponsor
ing the club which is con
cerned with keeping the inter
est of those majoring in for
estry or horticulture. The
University offers only a two
year program in these fields,
according to Karen Axthelm,
secretary-treasurer of the or
ganization. Plan Field Trips
The club is interested in j
studying examples of good!
landscaping and has taken !
several field trips. One such
trip was to Wabonsie Park in i
Union International
To Feature German
This week through Friday
the Nebraska Union is spon
soring International Week,
an annual event that focuses
attention on other countries
through special events, films,
displays, speakers and spec
ial food served in the Union
Cafeteria and Crib.
Another area in which
contributions have improved
is the fraternities, whose sec
tion of the drive is "doing
better than ever before" ac
cording to Miss Beckman.
Total receipts, as of Fri
day, were $3,398.37, consist
ing of: East campus, $120.89;
faculty, $109.00; independent
men, $177.28; independent
women, $322.26; Lincoln
drive, $28.59; sororities, $713.
23; special events duch as
the AUF Dance,) $1,668.60;
and cash on band, $257.52.
Total expenditures were
$1,376.85. Included in the ex
penditures were art, $17.77;
office supplies, $20.63; print
ing, $23.70; special events,
events. $1,287.15; and public
ity, $27.60.
you see them everywhere,"
another Missouri student said.
The game started. During
the first quarter Nebraskans
pulled their hats down tighter
and sang louder but their un
happiness with the 14-0 score
was apparent.
But along with the team, the
yell squad, the band and the
Nebraska fans all played
and yelled harder. The Ne
braska band, which had pick
ed Missouri for its migration,
not only played but stood on
their seats and yelled.
Club Seeks Improvement
Campus landscaping
Iowa. A trip in the near fu
ture will be to Columbus
where the interiors of caves
have been extensively land
scaped. Temporary officers of the
club are Lyle Shaughnessey,
president; Dave Doeschot,
vice president; and Karen
Axthelm, secretary-treasurer.
Officers will be elected in
January after a .constitution
has been written and ap
proved by ASUN.
Temporary advisers for the
group are Dr. Harold Pellett
and Gary Long.
Need Good Landscaping
"Nebraska should have
good landscaping since it is
an agricultural school with
a horticulture department,"
she said.
"We are especially con
Emphasis this year is on
Germany. Activities keyed to
familiarize students with
Germany are scheduled
throughout the week.
Berlin Bureau Chief
Daniel Schorr, CBS news
Bureau Chief in Bonn-Berlin,
will speak in the Union ball
room at 3:30 p.m. Wednes
day. An expert on the Iron
Curtain countries and direc
tor of the CBS bureau in Mos
cow from 1955-57, Schoor is
noted for his report on life
under the East German Com
munists presented on CBS Re
ports as "The Land Beyond
the Wall."
He is also responsible for
the first television appearance
of former Soviet Premier Ni
kita Khrushchev.
Schorr will speak on "Ger-
m r. n ar Ttuanfti Vaai.iI f n(n. ft
I itiail . s T.ii.j itaio .
The public is invited to the
speech, which Is being spon
sored by the Union Talks
and Topics Committee.
A "Deutschland Markt
platz," featuring a variety of
items from Germany for
sale, 'will be held in the Un
ion Conference Rooms from
2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wed
nesday. German Films
Two films keyed to Ger
many are scheduled during
the week. Tuesday at 7 p.m.
IF 1 flow
By the half Nebraska fans
felt better with the score 14-13,
but the tension lasted until
the last few seconds.
"I wouldn't have missed
this game for anything," Ne
braska student Bill Minier
said. "It wasn't like when we
are out ahead two or three
touchdowns every game it
was a real fight."
After the game many Ne
braska fans had another more
personal fight on their hands
to keep their red hats on top
of their heads.
Many young Missouri stu
dents seemed determined to
have one of the red status
symbols and every Nebraskan
was fair game. Some Missour
ians did succeed, but many a
young and old Nebraskan was
observed putting a Missourian
in his place while he struggled
to keep his hat.
"The game was unbeliev
able, the campus at Columbia
is beautiful and the parties
afterwards at various living
units were great," Candy Reil
ing said.
"Everything except their
football teams makes us look
little the fraternity and soro
rity houses, the dorms, the
classrooms, the new buildings,
the overall size and landscap
ing," stressed NU student
.Kelley Baker.
Some students especially
agreed, that the parties were
bigger and more fun. "I had
a smashing good time, and we
need more of their kind of
fun," Rick Nau said.
cerned with East campus.
With all the building that
will be going on there we
want the University to con-
l sider landscaping in their
planning too," she added.
She said that when the new
home-management houses
were built on the East cam
pus two of the four ginko
trees, a rare Oriental species,
were removed.
Remove Female Trees
"It wouldn't have been so
bad, except that two of t h e
trees were male and the oth
er two were female. The two
that were removed were fe
male, leaving only male
jtrees. Thus, the species will
become extinct on the cam
pus because of no possibility
of reproduction," Miss Ax
thelm explained.
speak on Germany Wednes
day. a German travel film will be
shown in the Union auditor
ium. Door prizes will be giv
en away.
Thursday at 7:30 o.m. a
German film entitled "The
Bridge" Is scheduled for the
Union Ballroom. "The Bridge
is the story of seven teen
age German boys thrown In
to a last desperate fighting
battle against the advancing
Allied Armies in the closing
days of World War II. Ad
mission to both films is free.
German food will be fea
tured in the Union Cafeteria
and runzas will be served in
the Crib. There will be dis
plays on International Week
in the Union Lounge all week.
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