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INTERVIEW . . . with Daily Nebraskan Senior Staff
Writer Jan Itkin, Tony Redman, and Tom Holeman.
Spirit, Leadership
Needed In Dorms
EDITOR'S NOTE: This
Is the first article in a
series about dorm govern
ment and Independent or
ganization, its problems
and future at the Universi
ty. Three presidents of dormi
tory governments whose de
cisions directly effect the 10
per cent of the University en
rollment who live in Abel
Cather and Selleck indicated
to the Daily Nebraskan that
their organizations were fac
ing similar problems and
were attempting to find solu
tions for them.
Marv Almy, president of
the Residence Association for
Men (RAM); Tom Heleman,
president of the Abel Hall
executive council; and Tony
Redman, president of Cather
Hall executive council, cited
problems such as developing
organization, creating partici
pation and building leader
ship. "The feeling of participa
tion can only come as people
become better acquainted
with the unit," Almy ex
plained, whose "association
for men" is two-thirds wom
en. "Group activities, like
Candy May's campaip for
Homecoming Queen, helped
build the feeling of belonging
to a unit."
Creating a spirit of belong
ing to a unit was mentioned
as a major problem by all
three presidents.
"We can't really do much
to stimulate the feeling if it
isn't there," Almy said.
"Part of the problem exists
because of a lack of continui
tythose students who will
only be living here for one
year, see no reason to really
get involved."
Abel Hall has additional
problems, according to Hole
man. Approximately 80 per
cent of its residents are fresh
men "who don't know how
the University is run and
don't know what to look for
yet."
"Also this semester is the
first one we are organized."
he added. "First semester
was spent organizing, and
nothing actually came from
the hall itself in the way of
programming and direction
for the residents."
Programming and activities
would seem to .be the answer
Interfratemity Council Elects
Gless., Kenagy To Executive Posts
By BRUCE GILES
Senior Staff Writer
Darryl Gless, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, and John Kenagy,
Phi Gamma Delta, were
elected secretary and treasur
er of the Interfratemity Coun
cil (IFC) at the meeting
Wednesday night.
Gless ran against Gail Bur
bridge, Phi Kappa Psi, and
Jim Shreck, Beta Theta Pi in
a highly contested race.
Gless, who is recording sec
retary of his fraternity, was
also on the Junior IFC and is
a member of the public rela
tions committee.
He said that he would at
tempt to "push a better atti
tude toward scholarship and
increase public relations ac
tivity" during his term as sec
retary and member of t h e
IFC executive committee.
Stressing the need to get in
formation about IFC back to
individual houses, Gless said
he would "work with the
houses to build individual pro
grams that we (IFC) can't do
alone." He also urged the IFC
to work with principals of Ne
to work with principals of Ne
braska high schools in pre
senting the Greek system.
Kenagy was nominated at
last week's meeting for vice
president. Gall Burbridge and
Andy Taube were nominuted
to the participation-s p i r i t
problem.
"Our purpose as an inde
pendent hall is to provide a
well-balanced program of so
cial, intramural and cultural
projects that can further the
education of our residents,"
Holeman said. "The pro
grams will be there is the in
dividual wants to use them."
He listed plans for the sem
ester, including a series of
one-act plays, dances and
monthly open houses, as well
as an intramural program to
increase participation.
RAM is the oldest dormi
tory government in operation
and in some respects does
not have the same problems
as the other two.
"It's just that we're older
and more established," Almy
commented. "We also have a
degree of tradition."
"We attempt to encourage
participation on two levels,"
he continued, "both on t h e
council level and the house
level. On the council level
we publish an intra-Selleck
newspaper and the individual
houses have functions, par
ties and intramurals."
AH the presidents agreed
that an inter-dormitory coun
cil would help them and sug
gested that one may foees
tablished within a year.
The degree of individual
apathy was a point of dis
agreement. Holeman said that dormi
tory spirit was present at the
University, but that "it had
not as yet reached Abel" be
cause of its newness. ,
"Here at Abel though, we
did have a good proportion
of the residents at the polls
Cont. on Page 4, Col. 1
European Trip
A meeting for people inter
ested in the European flight
being sponsored by ASUN this
summer will be held at 7:30
p.m., Thursday in the Nebras
ka Union.
Carolyn Freeman, chairman
of the flight committee, said
that a travel film on Switzer
land will be shown and rep
resentatives from Van Bloom
Tour and Travel and Trans
World Airlines will speak.
from the floor during the
meeting. Taube declined the
nomination.
Kenagy is president of Phi
Gamma Delta and current
IFC rush chairman. He w a s
also a member of the IFC
Food Marketing Association
(FMA) committee.
Kenagy, who will be in
charge of the IFC rush pro
gram, said he would like to
see IBM in the rush, because
there is presently too much
"busy work."
He said that he would also
like to see Abel Hall be used
to house rushees furing rush
week rather than Selleck
Quadrangle "if it can be
worked out."
The IFC also approved a re
port on deferred pledging as
a policy statement.
The report 6tates that the
IFC rush committee found
conditions that must exist
within the fraternity system
for the advantages of deferred
rushing simply do not exist at
the University of Nebraska.
While one of the cited ad
vantages is that deferred
pledging, offers fraternities
and the individual rushees a
better chance to judge each
other, the report stated that
through summer rush, "t h e
fraternity system has an ade
quate chance to judge t h t
Student Senate Wednesday
voted to table a motion re
questing the Board of Re
gents to sanction the publica
tion of the ASUN Faculty
Evaluation book until ASUN
receives legal counsel on the
liability aspects of the book.
Kent Neumeister, president
of ASUN, presented the mo
tion which contained the fol
lowing requests:
that the Board of Regents
sanction the publication of the
book.
that Faculty Senate sug
gest that the Regents sanc
tion the book in view that the
Committee on Student Affairs .
had approved it on Jan. 13.
and that Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin and G. Robert
Ross, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs, write
a letter to the Regents dis
cussing the merits of the Faculty-Evaluation
program.
The motion was tabled af
ter questions arose concern
ing the legal liability in case
of possible libel suits arising
from the book.
Neumeister prefaced his re
solution by reviewing the
Tuesday meeting of the Com
mittee on Student Affairs at
which approval of the book
was rescinded. He then pre
sented the following possible
courses of action:
The project could be
dropped.
The project could be mo
dified by publishing only the
favorable ratings, by not pub
lishing the evaluations but
turning them in to the instruc
tors, or by having professors
give consent to be evaluated.
Study Groups Planned
The University Council on
Religion is sponsoring 21 dif
ferent study groups concernin
the modern world, theology
and doctrine, the Bible and
the Church.
The Council on Religion,
shich is a body composed of
representatives from various
religious groups on campus,
began this series early in Feb
ruary, according to a Council
publication which describes
the discussions.
Discussions on problems in
Southeast Asia, especially
Viet Nam and China and "our
relationship to them as Amer-
Orientation Set
Accoriing to present plans,
the flight will leave Lincoln
June 16 and return from Lon
don August 18.
The ASUN, with the h e 1 p
of Van Bloom Tour and Trav
el, is planning the flight in
connection with a group plan
for fares. The trip will cost
$395.
It is open to all University
students, faculty and staff
and their immediate families.
values of the individual rush
ee, and the rushee has a
chance to assess the values of
the individual fraternities."
Also, through the use of ef
fective scholarship programs,
the committee reported that
the pledge is directed to
achieve the highest academic
goals.
The report also cited prob
lems of deferred pledging in
cluding the financial burden
for fraternities, more policy
problems for the IFC to han
dle during the semester, and
further cites the advantages
of living in the cohesive unit
of a fraternity over the "mass
living in a dormitory."
Balance sheets from the
Student Activities Office con
cerning the past year were
given to members, but it was
decided to defer action on the
new budget until the next
meeting in order to give mem
bers a chance to look over the
expenditures and receipts
from the past year.
A rush chairman and pub
lic relations chairman will be
elected at the next meeting.
Mike Gottschalk, expanion
committee chairman, reported
that an expant;ion report will
be presented at the IFC con
ference scheduled for Satur
day and Sunday.
The project could be con
tinued without official sanc
tion. The project could be un
dertaken on a commercial
basis.
Or the project could be
taken to the Board of Re
gents. . Neumeister noted that "wa
tering down the book still
leaves the matter open to li
bel" and that publishing with
out sanction would leave
ASUN open to having an in
junction issued against the
book or having their trtasury
frozen since it would be go
ing directly against an ad
ministrative decision.
Having the Board of Re
gents approve the book, he
explained, would allow the
book to be published without
fear of liability on the part
of the group issuing approval
as the Board of Regents is
considered an arm of the
state and the state cannot be
sued without first issuing per
mission. Sen. Kelley Baker asked,
"If the Board of Regents sanc
tions the book, is the editorial
staff and ASUN still liable?"
Ross, who was present at
the meeting, answered that if
ASUN approved the publica
tion, then it, in effect could be
considered liable.
Sen. Liz Aitken asked if the
question of liability had arisen
at the other schools contact
ed which had faculty-evaluation
books.
Neumeister said that be
cause of the difference of libel
laws from state to state, as
icans," will be held on Tues
days beginning Feb. 22 in the
Nebraska Union at 4:30 p.m.
Other discussions will in
clude the "Art of Loving,"
concerning the nature of
Christian compassion, the
meaning of sexual responsibil
ity and the means for a ma
ture relationship; and "Noth
ing Succeeds Like Excess?"
which will study the ethical
trends of the "new morality"
and consider attitudes toward
alcohol, drugs, sexual relation
ship and marriage.
The "Art of Loving" discus
sion will be held on Wednes
days, starting March 2, at
4:30 p.m. in the Methodist
Chapel and the "Nothing Suc
ceeds Like Excess?" still has
to be scheduled.
New possibilities for future
forms of worship, key issues
of the Second Vatican Coun
cil and the new character of
Catholic moral thought are
also topics of discussions
which will be held.
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COL. BOWERS . . . welcomes Air R O.T.C. girl to class, from left, Misses Qoin
nett, Jones and Brown.
G-Day For ROTC?
Mouths dropped open and
every boy stared as the three
girl6 walked into the class
room and sat down. "'Uh, this
is freshman ROTC," one
helpful student ventured to
say.
Another student politely
asked, "Are you guests to
day?" the girls were not in the
wrong room nor the w r o n g
building. They are the first
coeds in the history of the
University to enroll in the ba
far as he knew, the question
had not arisen.
"We have been wanting stu
dent rights," Sen. Andy Taube
said, "and now that we have
some, we're trying to hide
behind the Board of Regents
cloak rather than face up to
the responsibilities that rights
bring. We should take our own
responsibility for libel."
Larry Frolick, vice presi
dent of ASUN, that all the res
olution does is shift responsi
bility from the Committee on
Student Affairs (which could
be sued) to the Board of Re
gents (which could not). "We
are not hiding for we are still
liable," he added.
Sen. Kathy Weber asked
whether individuals were lia
ble for suit as senators or
members of the student body.
Frolick explained that it
would depend on who was
named.
Sen. Skip Sorief suggested
that ASUN have a lawyer
come talk to them to clarify
such questions and moved to
table the request until such a
time. His motion carried.
Another motion proposed by
Neumeister concerning the in
vestigation of faculty commit
tees relating to campus activi
ty and of the criteria for the
organization and continuation
People-To-People:
'Diplomatic Force'
By Randy Irey
Junior Staff Writer
"People to People could be
called the third force in dip
lomacy, along with the exist
ing military and diplomatic
activities."
This is how Steve Corker,
national director of the uni
versity program of People-to-People,
described the or
ganization. He spoke before a
meeting of People-to-People
earlier this week.
"P e o p 1 e-to-People was
started by President Eisen
hower in 1956 with the goal
of personalizing existing in
ternational activities. He
hoped to strengthen existing
overseas efforts, and in addi
tion, internationalize the jobs
of atheletes. hotel managers
and other people, explained
Corker .
He said that the organiza
tion is currently divided into
several areas of activity. On
the community level, it is
primarily concerned with
finding housing for foreigners
traveling in this country.
Another area, he said, is
that of international travel, in
which we are concerned with
problems Americans encoun
ter in traveling overseas."
sic Air ROTC program. Bon
nie Brown, Donnie Jones and
Lois Quinnett are the only
females in the class and in
the department.
The girls became interested
in joining the basic program
through Angel Flight, an aux
iliary of the Arnold Air So
ciety for men.
"We thought it would be in
teresting and a good way to
learn more about the Air
Force," Miss Quinnett said.
They will take the same
of campus organizations was
passed.
Neumeister explained that
the ASUN Student Conduct
committee was already inves
tigating the question of stu
dent rights and responsibility
and that faculty committees
having jurisdiction over such
matters as the faculty-evaluation
book ("where members
hold vested interests" is actu
ally "a subtle infringement on
student rights."
Baker asked why the sec
ond part of the motion was
necessary and why the con
duct committee should take
charge of the investigation.
"What we're trying to find
out is what rights does an or
ganization have to do some
thing or publish?" Neumeis
ter explained. "Does an or
ganization always have to run
and ask permission?"
He added that the commit
tee could define the scope of
liability toward faculty and
eventuallv derive a solution
to limit the liability toward
faculty such as incorporat
ing student government.
"We can't divorce ourselves
from the University," noted
Sen. Terry Schaaf, "and so
theremust be an investigation
to see just who is going to be
liable."
The final area is the uni
versity affairs department
He said that this is his won
area and that he works with
and organizes international
groups on campus.
Accoriding to Corker, the
goal of People-to-People on
the campus is to develop one-to-one
involvement between
foreign and American stu
dents in the university. They
try "to avoid having students
i s o 1 a t ed into their own
groups."
He pointed out the need for
frankness in first talking with
foreign students. "Once you
learn to talk to the foreign
student, then your fears and
animositees become less dif
ficult. You need to love peo
ple so much that you go out
and meet them, not leaving
it up to them
"It is an unfortunate, but
an ironical truth , that we
need an organization to do
this, for it should be natural.
But we are Americans, and
we do not always take the
first step toward friendship
with unfamiliar people. To
overcome this is the goal of
the university People-toPeo-ple,"
Corker concluded.
classroom work as the boys
in ROTC They do not have
to stand at attention, drill, or
make salutations.
Colonel William H. Bowers,
professor of aerospace
studies, explained that should
the girls wish to join the Air
Force after completing the
basic program requirements
they will have the same ad
vantages as the men who are
usually given a stripe as Air
man Third Class.
ASUN also passed a series
of five proposals presented by
Schaaf concerning foreign stu
dent housing. They proposals
were :
that the ASUN ask the
Foreign Student and Housing
Offices to make use of the
Public Issues Report, and the
information obtained from
other schools, in addition to
any other information availa
ble, in drawing up an infor
mative, realistic pamphlet on
the availability of housing and
conditions in general at the
University (for Foreign s t u
dents). that the ASUN ask the
University Housing Office to
reserve a predetermined
number of rooms (in the
dorms) for international stu
dents and that American stu
dents be given an opportunity
to express an interest in liv
ing with these students.
that the ASUN ask People-to-People
or some other ap-
propriate group of interested
students to prepare a list of
and make arrangements for
temporary housing by Lincoln
families for international stu
dents upon their arrival at the
University.
that the ASUN, in light of
the deplorable housing condi
tions occupied by many Uni
versity students, as the Uni
versity for their active sup
port in securing minimum
housing standards for the city
of Lincoln through contacting
the City Council of the city of
Lincoln by Chancellor Hardin
of his representative.
that the ASUN ask the
City Council of the city of
Lincoln to take immediate ac
tion toward the establishment
of minimum standards for
rental housing in the city.
The resolutions came as a
result of a four-month study
by the Public Issues commit
tee, of which Schaaf is chair
man. Schaaf presented the
15-page report illustrated with
slides of existing foreign stu
dent housing which pointed
out the need for improvements
in the housing of foreign stu
dents. He pointed out that foreign
students often received a less-than-desirable
view of Ameri
can life because of the p o o r
housing and discrimination
they were unprepared to face.
SNCC To Support
Gulf port Project
At a meeting Tuesday of
the Friends of the Students
Nonviolent Coordinating Com
mittee (SNCC), the group
stated that it will continue
this semester its basic proj
ect of supporting Civil Rights
work in Gulf port, Miss.
Gene Pokorny, president of
Friends of SNCC, said that
the major project of Peggy
King, a University graduate,
and other workers in Gulf port
for the next two months will
be to Inform the Negro citi
zens about medicare.
A continuing project of the
Gulfport workers is voter reg
istration. Since President
Johnson's War on Poverty
started, the workers have
been explaining to the people
about the numerous program
available to help them.
The workers are also par
ticipating in Operation Head
start, the national program to
provide preschool education
to children from needy areas.
Another project of the Gulf
port workers if to form a
credit union which will help
the Negroes operate and work
together to borrow money at
the regular interest rates.
Friends of SNCC sends
monthly allocations to the
Harrison County Freedom
Democratic Party in Giilfport.
Funds are raised through stu
dent and faculty contribu
tions. Friends of SNCC dollar
days, a monthly project to so
licit contributions, will be
held in Dhe Nebraska Union,
Feb. 16-18.
Union 'Surfers9
Meet Thursday
An orientation for students
interested in the Nebraska
Union surfing trip will be held
Thursday at t p.m. in the
Union.
The surfing trip mill be a
ten-day journey to Daytona
Beach, Fit., during spring
vacation, from Apr- 8 thsouch
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