The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 25, 1966, Image 1

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depth report on bookstore
prices was done by Frank
Partsch, former editor of the
Daily Nebraskan, for his
School of Journalism depth
reporting class.
The first week of classes
was a discouraging one for
Fred Freshman. His expenses
underestimated with the
characteristic innocence of
the first-year college student
were encroaching so rapid
ly upon his assets that it
Friday, Feb. 25, 1966
sample a soda.
People today are becoming
increasingly critical about the
quality of ice cream they eat,
according to a University dai
ry scientist.
Dr. L. K. Crowe, profes
sor of dairy science, says that
flavor is the most important
factor in consumer acceptance
of ice cream.
He says he can't promise
this means University stu
dents are critical about their
ice cream. But most campus
ice cream sellers say this is
probably true.
Fountain clerks in the Ne
braska Union note that vanil
la is the most popular ice
cream, but that butter brickie
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Co-ops Keep Expenses At Minimum,
Provide Group Living, Brotherhood
Co-operative living is one
aspect of campus life that is
not widely known. At the pres
ent time, there are four men's
co-ops and-one women's at the
"The co-op houses are or
ganized to provide a group
living situation in an atmos
phere of brotherhood, at a low
er price than that charged by
fraternities or residence
halls," states a pamphlet pre
pared by the Inter Co-op Coun
cil. What this means is that
members work together, on a
strictly part time basis, to
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FOOTBALL ... is the sport as a group of Brown Palace
Co-op members tackle each other on their front yard.
seemed to him as if tuition,
lodging and meals were forc
ing him into bankruptcy.
But the final blow came at
the bookstore, where Fred
bought the required texts for
his four basic Arts and Sci
ences courses. "That will be
$40.65," said the cashier. Fred
He checked his purchased:
a French grammar, $6; a
French reader $3.80; a history
survey, $8.50; a chemistry
text, $8.95; the accompanying
Tom Giffin and Kco Boreon
Most Vote Vanilla
and chocolate are also fre
quent favorites.
East Campus salesgirls in
the retail outlet for University
dairy products said chocolate
is still the favorite according
to their sales.
"Girls will try different flav
ors more often than boys," one
salesgirl said.
She pointed out that most
students have their favorites
which make them particular.
Crowe stressed that ice
cream thas been improving
tremendously over the years
and that the fat content is one
of the most important ingredi
ents. perform the tasks needed to
provide for the efficient oper
ation of the co-op.
Lower Rates
This allows the co-op to pro
vide board and room at a low
er rate then could otherwise
be realized. "For instance,
comparing the residence hall's
price of $725 per year with
the average co-op's yearly
charge of $563 or with the
fraternities charge of $810,
the economical nature of co
op living is apparent," the
pamphlet says.
Each house is self-owned
and a non-profit corporation,
laboratory manual, $4, and
three English paperbacks
totaling $9.40. Forty dollars
and sixty-five cents.
"Thank you," said t h e
cashier to the ringing of the
cash register, but Fred didn't
answer. He was already men
tally composing a venomous
letter to the editor of the
campus newspaper and prom
ising his vote to any student
senate candidate who prom
ised to "investigate the bookstores.!'
pool their efforts as they
Flavor is the most import
ant factor in consumer accept
ance and if the flavor is good,
slight imperfections in body
and texture of the ice cream
will be overlooked.
If flavor Is not satisfactory,
the consumer will be critical
of body and texture although
they are good, he said.
He noted that total ice
cream consumption has in
creased in the past 18 years,
but per capita consumption
has remained about the same.
Crowe said the sale of ice
milk has increased even more
than the sale of ice cream be
cause many people are weight
conscious today.
not under the University's fi
nancial control. Therefore,
they are solely responsible for
their financial arrangements.
Basically, the co-ops were
begun and continue to exist in
order "to provide inexpensive
housing, good study condi
tions, and to promote social
and extra-curricular activities
of college life."
The male co-ops are: Ag
Men, Brown Palace, Corn
husker Co-op, and Pioneer
House. The one women's co
op is Love Memorial Hall.
'Like A Fraternity'
LaRue Hemberger, vice
president of Brown Palace,
Cont. on Page 5, Co. 1
Retiring Adviser Describes
By Jan Itkin
Senior Staff Writer
The major goal for student
government is to find a way
to work effectively within the
organization of the University,
according to Dr. William
Pharis, who served as stu
dent government faculty ad
viser for two years.
Pharis explained that ac
cording to the ASUN constitu
tion, advisers could serve
only two years and that his
term is now up. Dr. Paul By
erly, associate professor of
physics, will succeed Pharis.
"I feel we ought to live
with the new constitution,"
Pharis said. "In past years
the adviser often was strong
er than a group because he
had worked with it longer
than the students involved. It
shouldn't reach the point
where an adviser becomes do
minant." The role of an adviser, he
said, depends on how the ad
visor sees it.
"I saw it as talking during
During his next three years
in college, Fred will mail the
letter and cast the vote, join
ing his complaints with those
from thousands of students
across the nation, who see the
bookstores as bloodthirsty in
stitutions reaping a tainted
fortune from the poor.
Do these complaints stand
any chance of affecting a
downward shift in the price
of textbooks?
No, according to a publish
er, Bruce Nicoll, director of
The Daily Nebraskan
Display Of Weakness Shows
America's Desire To Confer
By Julie Morris
Senior Satff Writer
A former presidential as
sistant and Pultizer prize win
ning historian, Arthur M.
Schlesinger, explained policies
and positions on Viet Nam in
a speech at an all University
convocation Thursday.
Schlesinger, who was sched
uled to deliver a talk on "The
World We Want and How to
Get It," changed his topic to
Viet Nam.
Approximately 2,500 heard
his speech at the Coliseum.
A scheduled coffee hour after
Union talks and topics and
Dorms To
The University dormitories
are sponsoring an all-University
dance to be held on the
terraces of the Nebraska Un
ion, May 6.
John Decker, chairman of
the inter-dormitory social
committee, explained that
May 6 was chosen "because
at the time nothing else was
scheduled and it is a 1:30 a.m.
night because of Spring
"We started planning this,"
he said, "when we were rea
sonably confident that an in
the executive meeting and
listening during the others,"
he continued.
Except for his farewell ad
dress at Wednesday's Student
Senate meeting, Pharis re
called having spoken only
three times to student govern
ment during meetings in his
two years as adviser twice
this year concerning the Eur
opean Flight and the no-test,
nonattendence day proposal
and once last year concern
ing the student discount cards.
Dramatic Change
"Although my term consist
ed of two calendar years, I
worked with three different
groups," he said. "In that
time, student government has
changed rather dramatically.
The Student Council of two
years ago could be termed
"a leadership development
group," he noted. "It was a
place for students to try their
skill and develop leadership
experience, but it didn't
change anything but the participants."
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the University of Nebraska
Press: "I don't see any hope
of book prices dropping in
the forseeable future."
Do these complaining stu
dents have a legitimate basi
for complaint?
No, according to a bookstoi
manager, Boyd McDouga'.l.
marketing manager for the
Nebraska Book Company:
"Book prices haven't in
creased much in relation to
other costs. In fact, the price
v mmt .
. . .
the speech was cancelled.
Schlesinger said that pursu
ing a hard line in the conflict,
"will not, in my opinion, lead
to a settlement."
He outlined discussion in
the Viet Nam debate, saying
that the debate does not con
cern what the nation should
do about the situation, but
how it should be done. Nego
tiations leading to settlement
are the goals of both sides, he
Two Positions
Those who concur with the
administration, he explained,
meets briefly before his speech
administrative officials.
Sponsor May
ter-dorm council would be es
tablished. A dance such as
this could bolster the idea of
such a group by making the
individual residents feel in
cluded." He noted that one problem
had arisen because the peo
ple representing Abel Hall on
the planning board for the
dance had their power of rep
resentation rescinded, yet re
mained on the board.
"This has been straight
ened out though," he said,
"and we're continuing as
"Last year things were dif
ferent because of the consti
tutional convention," he con
tinued. "The students put in
a great deal of time and ef
fort finding direction for stu
dent government to fulfill a
meaningful role, and to en
able students to have some
voice in their affairs."
This year's ASUN, he add
ed, "is the group who must
put this constitution into be
ing." "I just hope student govern
ment in years to come can
f i n d a way to effectively
work within the organization
of the University," Pharis
Communication Needed
He said he believed that
eventually ways will be found
for Student Senate to comm
unicate with Faculty Senate.
"This year an effort has
been made," he said, "even
though there have been some
false starts and dislocations.
It's, a tough job to be effec
if textbooks lias ,ji:.-.t .started
Fred might feel less Irus
trated, however, if he couid
have followed his diemisiry
text irom :he moment of its
conception until the day :io
oaid 8.9.r) for it at 1 Sic local
book store a proi-oss taking
up lo 10 years and requiring
an investment of thousands of
Included in mat .sil.Dj are
advanced royalties for the
authors and salaries for ed
believe that the United States
should show no sign of weak
ness or the opponents will
think we could be easily de
feated. The moderate position,
he continued, holds that a hard
line "may imperceptibly turn
into an escalation" of the war.
Moderates contend that
enough weakness should be
displayed so that the enemy
will see that we are ready to
hold conferences. They con
tend, further, Schlesinger said
that any negotiations must in
clude the Viet Cong as an in
dependent body. One of the
6 Dance
planned. There will be t w o
combos one on each terrace
the Rumbles and the Great
Imposters, and we're hoping
the dance will be a success."
Each dorm has been as
sessed to pay for the dance
proportionate to the number
of residents.
"Cather, Pound and the
WRA, for instance, have each
been assessed $75," Decker
noted. "The sum is not exact
ly proportional but it comes
within two or three dollars in
each case."
For Student
tive within the campus com
munity." "The students are going to
have to find a way to work
within the campus commun
ity," he added, "because it is
not going to be given to them.
It is Student Senate's respon
sibility to find the way to
have a voice in policies di
rectly affecting them.
"Their start has not been
without mistakes," he noted,
"but they are on the way to
achieving something."
He added that the amount
of weight the student, voice
should carry "depends almost
entirely on the question at
"For instance, they should
decide matters like student
conduct almost entirely," he
noted, "to the limit of con
flicting with policies and
laws" such as the state law
on minors drinking.
Mutual Matters
Other matters do not con
cern students, however, and
Pharis listed retirement bene
on Viet Nam with
itors and consultants, sup
plies, production costs, adver
tising and shipping Naturally,
all printing and illustration
costs, as well as salaries,
must be paid before a single
copy nf the book is sold. Pub
lishing textbooks entails a
high element of risk.
According to a report en
titled "The Interest of Pub
lishers in Copyright Law Re
vison." compiled by the Amer-
lont. on Page 1, Col. 5
Vol. 81, No. 70
spokesmen of this position,
Schlesinger noted, is Sen. Rob
ert F. Kennedy.
"I have the feeling that Sen.
Kennedy is right in his ana
lysis of the situation, that he
is right in picturing the Viet
Cong as basic to the situation,
that we can't settle only with
Hanoi,'' Schlesinger said.
"I do not think that we have
made any realistic offer to
negotiate with the Viet Cong,"
he added.
In connection with Presi
dent Johnson's recent trip to
Honolulu to hold a conference
with South Vietnamese Icad-
Cont. on Page 4, Col. 2
AWS has slated candidates
for the AWS all-women's elec
tion on March 9.
Candidates for the three
seats representing the senior
class are Carol Bischoff, De
De Darland, Linda Engelke
mier, Karen Gepford, Polly
Rhynalds and Candy Sasso.
The junior class has s i x
positions to fill. Candidates
are: Ann Boyles, Joan Bred
thauer, Dottie Dering, Diane
MacDonald, Jennifer Marsh
, all. Kent Oates, Susan Phelps,
Marsha Richmond. Susie
Sitorious, Carol Strand, Steph
Tinan and Ann Windle.
Candidates for the six seats
representing the sophomore
class are Nancy Coufal, Mary
Ann Davis, Carolyn Eldred,
Julianne Gullberg, Mary
Keim, Chris Luhe, Mary Rose,
Sharon Ross, Sherrie Sickle
bower, Gail Skinner and Kar-
en Wendt.
Candidates for the represen
tative from East Campus are
Evelyn George, Jan Kauf
mann and Janet Whitney.
Running for representative of
off-campus students are Car
ol Barllett, Jodie Brumin and
Jane Handa.
Cont. on Page 4, Col. 1
fits for staff members as ui
The major problem facing
student gournment, Pharis
said, was providing effective
leadership for "a student
body as large as ours. And
the larger it becomes the
more problems there will be."
"Student government is
more effective now than it
was when it started," he con
tinued. "Now when students
have something to do, there's
a vehicle to do it."
Pharis said the most bene
ficial tiling he has seen stu
dent government do involved
the constitutional convention
of last year.
"Without that," he stressed,
"none of the other projects
could succeed.
"Along the way, other
meaningful projects were un
dertaken," he added. "One of
the most successfid was the
Masters program, and the
pcndingproposal concerning a
pass-fail system is another
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