The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 23, 1966, Image 1
I I il Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1966 The Daily Nebraskan Vol. 81, No. 63 l.w-a"- ' PBfc fll Si ti 11 m m m T7 J" U-x Ax tl 'I I . .... . FIRE ALARMS . . . may have become a frequent occurrence semester, but this time it was for real as firemen were called to Fire Forces Tri-Delt Due to heavy smoke dam age caused by a fire Mon ay afternoon, Delta Delta Delta sorority members will not return to their house un til later in the week, accord ing to Nancy Baker, presi dent. The fire, which is believed , to have started In a base ment storeroom, destroyed luggage and some lumber and sent smoke up Nirotigh the other three floors of the sorority house and billowing out the windows. About a dozen girls were in the house when the fire began, but all were evacuat ed safely. I'wwiHiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Regents To Assist In Latin American Agricultural Plan By Julie Morris Senior Staff Writer The Board of Regents de cided Tuesday that the Uni versity will begin a new pro gram to assist Columbia, South America, in agricultur al development in the n e a r future. The Regents approved a contract made between the University and the U.S. Agen cy for International Develop ment (AID) to lend technical advice and assistance in ag ricultural development to the country. No specific date for the beginning of the program wag announced. University personnel, along with representatives from the Mid-America State Universi ties Association, will be work ing with staff members in Columbian educational insti tutions to upgrade their work In teaching .research and ex- tension work in agriculture. Agricultural Personnel Professional personnel will be working in Columbia on the project in the fields of agricultural engineering, vet erinary medicine, animal science, agronomy and agri cultural economics. "We think this is a very exciting opoprtunity and it's going to take a lot of trial and error I'm sure," Chancel lor Clifford Hardin said of the project, "We are being looked to as the leaders of the total endeavor," he said, noting that financial help for t h e Jroject may be forthcoming rom some philanthropic insti :. ' 'SUV,,,,,,. mm 4 n 1 J J"'- The Lincoln Fire Depart ment said Tuesday that no cause had been determined, but that it was still being in vestigated. Mrs. Robert F. Wohlers, president of the Tri Delta house corporation board, said that the 36 women housed in the building are presently staying at the homes of Lin coln members and relatives. Although there was smoke damage to the entire house, Mrs. Wohlers said that dam age was severest on the first floor and in the kitchen. She had no estimate of the tutions and that personnel will not be exclusively University people. The University Is presently Involved in a similiar educa tional project in Turkey which began in 1955. Hardin said the University has been invited to work on projects of this type In other areas of the world but had rejected these pro posals in the hope that a project could be developed In Latin or South America. In recommending approval of the contract to the Board, Hardin said, "The potential for modern technology aadapted to Colombian agri culture is of such magnitude that those who have studied the problem are convinced that a program could well re sult in the nation's ability to feed its people within a rea sonable time." Columbian Nucleus "We're starting with a very strongly trained nucleus of Columbians," Hardin sad. The program will not be ex actly like the Turkish project which started from the ground up, wherea brand new land grand university was estab lished. The work in Columbia will be aimed primarily at helping existing educational institutions. University personnel who go to Columbia to participate in the project will be endowed with academic rank there, Hardin explained. The contract between the University and AID calls for the reimbursement of all on the University campus last the Tri-Delt house Monday. ExoUus amount of damage caused by the fire. Miss Baker said that Judy Shanahan was the first to notice the fire and that Pam Schwartz notified the house mother, Mrs. R. R. Robinson, who called the Fire Depart ment. Five fire trucks responded to the call. Due to the hea vy smoke, firemen were forced to don oxygen masks to fight the fire. Miss Baker said that work men who were cleaning the house did not want the wom en to return to the house un til about Saturday. project costs incurred by the University and its associated universities over a one year period. University money would not be used to finance the project the first year. Joseph Soshnik, vice-chancellor for business and fi nance, said the original plan for the program called for it to extend over a five year period. He said that by fall, the University will be work ing to have the plan extended another year at least, and possibly more. The Board of Regents Tues day gave the go-ahead for negotiations with a firm of architects and planners who would be contracted to deve lop a comprehensive plan for campus expansion. The Board formally auth orized Carl Donaldson, Uni versity business manager, to contact the firm, Caudill, Rowlett and Scott of Houston, Tex., and negotiate for their services. The possibility of hiring a firm to submit a long-range plan for campus expansion had been under consideration by University administrators. Joseph Soshnik, vice chan cellor for business and fi nance, said the cost of hiring the firm would be In the "$30,000 to $70,000 range." Chancellor Clifford Hardin said the firm would "do no preparation of specifications." Cont. on Pg. 4, Col. 8 aiuueni money may r Extra By Brace Giles Senior Staff Writer W i t h a need for about a helf million dollars to hire extra faculty, Vice Chancel lor Joseph Soshnik said it now appears that students may be called to pay some kind of additional charge next year. Soshnik said that the Uni versity saw only twb solutions as practical applications to meet the increased money needs caused by increased en rollment. These solutions Include meeting with the Unicameral at a special session since the Legislature is now in formal recess until January 1967 or requiring students to pay some kind of additional charge at least for next year. He said that if a special session of the Legislature reapportionment issue, the University would have been extremely interested in hav ing the institution's dollar Decision On Keys Slated For Tuesday By Jan Itkin Senior Staff Writer The question of senior keys will be decided at next Tues day's AWS Board meeting. Vicki Dowling, AWS vice president, moved Tuesday that a senior key system be established for women with senior standing, a grade aver age of 2.0 and parental per mission to go into effect in September, 1966. According to the AWS constitution, ma jor changes in rules must be presented one week and voted upon the next. Discussion centered on whether women over 21 regardless of their class should also be allowed keys. "The judiciary committee feels that it would be more acceptable to use experience in college as a criteria rath er than age which is really rather arbitrary," said Miss Dowling. Questionnaires Pam Hedgceock noted that the results from question naires sent to junior and senior women indicated that the majority of them pre ferred keys for both women over 21 and those with senior standing. "We should judge maturity on college year and not age," replied Miss Dowling. "This should start as a senior privi lege and if it is necessary we can expand it later. Since par ents must give permission, legal age is not the question." Using college year rather than age would also lessen ad ministrative problems. Miss Dowling continued. Instead of people changing their stat us throughout the year, changes would be made only twice a year. "If the argument is that having women 21 have keys would amount to too much work," Ruth Ann Rasmussen said, "it just isn't valid. It would be up to the girl to noti fy us when she turned 21 and then the work wouldn't make much difference." "Daily addition would amount to a lot of work," dis agreed Mrs. Kathy (Weber) Frank. "Also the seniors only system would not be sub ject to as much error. We must think of administrative aspects." Proof Of Age Diane MacDonald added that if the age would be 21, then proof of age would have to be shown. "This is a privilege and not a right," stressed Miss Dowl ing. "It Is up to us to choose the deciding factors and when starting a new system, ad ministrative details are im portant." She added, "We can start conservative and always lib eralize. There is no reason to go all out on the first run." "No matter what way we do It there will be an adminis trative mish-mash," said Miss Hedgecock. "if it's adminis tered right , the system will . work so why go through re organization twice: By choos ing 21, we can forestall the Salaries Next problem put. on the agenda. Soshnik noted however that it "now appears a special ses sion of the Legislature will not be called and pressure is even greater to look to stu dents." Extra Charge He emphasized that the Uni versity would attempt to levy the additional charge for just the coming academic year, and that corrective treatment for the shortage of funds would be sought from the next session of the Legisla ture. "It now seems that the best way to meet the problem we are facing next year is to look to students for the amount needed to recruit and hire additional faculty," he added. The alternative, he said, would be to have no addition al charge, but then face the problems of closed sections and classes. Courses "We want the students to demand that would surely come. Besides, the difference between a senior and a junior who's 21 is about six months." New Board "Another factor we abso lutely have to consider is how experienced the new board is going to be when this system goes into effect?" asked Mrs. Frank. "Will they be as prepared to cope with problems as we are now?" she continued. "We have to look out for our selves and be a little selfish to be practical." "We are going to be on trial and every detail must be check-pointed," said Patti Teel. "If we can administer it better with just seniors, then we should have it just for seniors and expand later." "If the students want keys when they're 21, let them take that step," said Miss MacDon ald. "We're taking one step about the keys and they should take the other." It was pointed o u t that through responses to the ques tionnaires, women had ex pressed the desire that wom en 21 have keys. Before the motion was pre sented, Miss Dowling reported on the results of a question naire that had deen filled out by 494 junior and senior wom en regarding senior keys. The results are as follows: Unlimited Hours Women favored a system of unlimited hours for senior women or women 21 by a vote of 410-59. The reason cited most generally for their an swers was "by this time one is mature enough to have this responsibility." Purposes for which the privilege would he exercised include studying, dates and special occasions The majority of women would be willing to sign tin agreement accepting the re sponsibilitics Involved with senior keys. They voted 4"3, yes; 36, no; and 16, with res ervations. About 450 women said that their parents would agree to their use of this privilege. Eligibility should extend to both seniors and women over 21 was favored by .150 women. Forty thought it should he for only those over 21 and 111 thought only seniors should get keys. A grade average should he set for use of the keys said, 325 women. The average should be net at 2.0 voted 246 of them. (Two wanted aver ages lower and 36 higher.) Mrs. Frank reported that the AWS constitution had passed the ASUN constitution committee and that she did not believe It would be pre sented at Wednesday's Stu dent Senate meeting for ap proval of contents. Miss Irish said that as tne constitution could be assumed to be approved AWS could not go ahead with slating. Slating will be completed for candidates in the March 9 election Wednesday night. . . . Says Soshnik have an opportunity to have a reasonable selection of courses," Soshnik said. Soshnik said an added charge "of $18 to S20" would be approximately the amount of increased student charges for the coming year. "By late April, we should be making firm decision and firm commitments," he said. Tuition Currently the tuition and fees for a resident of Nebras ka are $334 per academic year and $860 for a non-resident student. When asked how the extra charge would affect the num ber of students coming to the University, Soshnik said that University officials were acutely aware of the fact that every time the total charge increased, there are more students who will not be able to afford to attend. However, he said, a coun ter balancing element is that the University has more stu dent aid funds in the offing in the way of grants, loans and employment opportuni ties. "Hopefully the new student aid opportunities will enable the student in this situation to remain in school," Soshnik added. Estimates It has been charged in some quarters that University '...' ' I 1? j 1 1 .r -Iff if t vrrrr J if f f it " l, ' . 4,l I ' ' . , i ; ! . i " I I I - . Si I j j I . ' 'I : t4 ' I i ' 1 ,.?" j - I - V, ' , . - . . , I r , " , , m : tl I A CHAM.K ... in the Atlantic Alliance was emphasized by Prof. Kugrne IJnslow during his lectures In the Roscoe Pound Lecture Series. Atlantic Alliance Key To Security lSy Randy Ire v Junior Stuff Writer The United Stales m u s t emphasize the re-organization and re-orientation of the At lantic Alliance in order to maintain world law and or der, according to Professor Eugene Rostow. Rostow, former Yale Law School dean, was speaking as part of the Itoscoc Pound Lecture series at Sheldon Art fiallerj Monday and Tues day. He described tn both speeches the position of t h e United Stales in its "police man role in the world. On Monday, he dealt main ly with the international law and politics of Hip Idfli cen tury in contrast with those of our lime in the view of Amer ican foreign policy and peace. "Peace is a function ivf a general equilibrium or b a I -ance of power, based on the maiice Year officials were conservative in their estimates of University enrollment while compiling the 1965-67 buget. Soshnik noted that during the last legislative session "statements were made by persons outside the University that our estimates of enroll ment were far higher than we could possibly reach." While compiling the 1965-67 budeget request, the Univer sity had estimated the student enrollment at 14.500 in t h e fall of 1965, but the actual to tal reached 15.179 by last fall. Soshnik attributed this dis parity to a "higher percentage of Nebraska students choos ing to go to college and a higher percentage of these choosing to go to the Univer sity." In addition, the retention rate for freshmen, sopho mores and juniors was high er than anticipated. Soshnik said there was a 5's per cent increase in the retention rate of freshmen entering the sophomore class over l a s t year. Added together, these t w o factors meant an increased number of students at the University that was very hard to estimate, Soshnik said. "And in fact, we are still working with imponderables," Soshnik added, looking to next year. ' vim, , - , , t HcceHai)iT of rules of pru dence and rcstruint within the states system." explained Itostow. The main threats to peace, lie .said, arc the fear and pan ic which can grasp people when stability is in danger from turbulent shifts in the balance of power. "Since 1919 and 1945, peace has been dominated by three structural facts: the end of empire; the growth of the communict movement, 'which threatens not merely the par ticular national interest, hut the survival of rival states; and the assumption by the United States of basic respon sibility for the maintenance of order and law." According to Rostow, we have taken the responsibility of prm-p because there is no law tn protect our national existence, or in Truman's tout, on Pg. 4, Col. 3 i 2 I I i H It ; 4 I 1 I I 1 ril"-,'!H,if?h",!iir-''"