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Wednesday, March. 2, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 81, No. 72
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LADD LONNQUIST, . . . head of the Faculty Evaluation
Book project, examines a few of the completed question
naires returned to the Senate office.
Lack Of Interest
Halts Faculty Book
Because of lack of student
Interest in filling out the fac-ulty-e
valuation question
naires, the ASUN Faculty
Evaluatin Book will probably
not come out this year, ac
cording to Ladd Lonnquist,
ASUN Faculty Evaluation
Book chairman.
"I was very displeased with
the response," Lonnquist said.
"Out of 35,000 questionnaires,
only a little over 3,000 were
returned. All the committee
can do is to redouble our ef
forts to build student interest
and find out why they did
not fill out the forms."
He explained that at the
Student Senate meeting
Wednesday, two propos
als would be presented on fu
ture course of action.
"We could hurry up and try
to get more students to fill
out forms or we could post
pone the book until next
year and pass out the forms
In class during Dead Week,"
he added.
He explained that the book
could not be published on the
basis of the questionnaires
that have been turned in be
cause "it would not do jus
tice to the faculty and ASUN
would not be living up to its
responsibility if the Faculty
Evaluation book would be
based on a few forms."
Lonnquist added that If they
would "hurry up and try to
get more students to fill out
the forms" the book would not
be as thorough or as com
plete as it would be if the
second alternative were fol
lowed. "Passing the forms out dur
ing Dead Week, with the per
mission of the individual in
structor," he continued,
"would give us the opinion of
every type of student which
we might not have gotten oth
erwise." Course Critiques
"Also we are envisioning
expanding the book to include
a critique of the actual course
and having the professor write
a resume explaining his goals
for the course," he said.
"Of course to do this, the
questionnaire must be revised
to Include more questions on
the course, material, text and
teacher's Intent," he added.
With the book postponed un
til next year, Lonnquist said,
the committee would have all
summer to work on it.
"With more time, we could
definitely have a more thor
ough, more exacting and more
responsible book," he noted.
He said that he could "pro
mise the book will not be out
by April 1."
"There really Is no need to
have the book come out this
spring after registration," he
added, "and by postponing
and expanding it, the b o o k
would be of more benefit to
the students."
He added that questions on
teachers methods and tech
niques in an expanded book
could be of help to the stu
dents. "Our goal is still two-fold,"
he continued: "to help the
students In choosing their
teachers and to improve the
teaching at the University."
Lonnquist's committee has
been working on the book for
about six months; originally
the book was to be published
in April.
Legal questions previously
threatened the book's exis
tence when the Committee on
Student Affairs rescinded ap
proval last month because of
questions concerning legal li
ability. Student Senate considered
either having the book com
mercially published or ap
pealing to the Board of Re
gents for official sanction.
Coeds Vie
For Beauty
Queen Title
The College of Dentistry has
announced six finalists for the
title of "Miss Impressions,"
an annual competition spon
sored by the college's year
book, "Impessions."
Miss Impressions and two
attendants will be selected
Thursday night following final
interviews and will be form
ally presented at the Dental
College Formal jn April.
The finalists are Marilyn
Hardee, Alpha Omicron Pi;
Alice Dale, Chi Omega; Mari
an Sicklobower, Kappa Delta;
Susie Sitorius, Alpha Delta
Phi; Karen Westerberg, Alpha
XI Delta and Kary Kramer,
Kappa Alpha Theta.
T w e n t y-one coeds went
through preliminary inter
views for the Miss Impres
sions title, according to Jerry
Gemar, chairman of the se
lection committee.
Gemar said the senior class
at the college annually puts
out a yearbook and that Miss
Impressions is the featured
beauty queen.
The title was not given last
year, Gemar said. Miss Im
pressions two years ago was
Andi Leeran, Kappa Kappa
Candidates are judged, Ge
mar said, on the b a s i s of
poise, personality. Intelli
gence, sincerity and appear
ance. He said the coed's
knowledge of dentistry was a
factor, but not a great one.
Death Penally
To Be Discussed
An Informal discussion on
capital punishment will be
held at 3:30 Wednesday in
the Newman Center.
The discussion, which is
for all University students
and faculty, will follow a brief
introduction on the subject of
capital punishment.
By Jan Itkin
Senior Staff Writer
AWS Tuesday unanimously
passed a motion establishing
a senior key system, but re
jected by a vote of 7-11 an
amendment allowing women
over 21 who were not seniors
to participate in the system.
The system will go into ef
fect in September, 1966 if it
is approved by the Commit
tee on Student Affairs.
Vicki Dowling, vice presi
dent of AWS, moved that a
senior key system be estab
lished for women with senior
standing, at least a 2.0 cum
ulative average and parental
According to stipulations in
a tentative senior key propos
al presented three weeks ago,
a woman must also be will
ing to pay her part of the
cost of the system and be
willing to take her turn at
key duty.
Keys are to be checked out
by 7 p.m. and are to be re
turned upon return. Abuses of
key privileges will result in
a penalty period without a
key or permanent suspension
of key privileges.
Keys At 21?
Discussion at the meeting
revolved not around the mo
tion, but around the amend
ment by Barb Beckman ex
tending the system to all
women who are 21 as well
as those with senior standing.
Miss Beckman referred
back to a poll in which 350 out
of 501 junior and senior wom
en voted to have eligibility
extended to both seniors and
women over 21.
"The poll said that the
women wanted keys for seni
ors and those 21," she said,
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MOD GLASSES RANK ... at the top of the fashion
totem pole. Diane Woodhull, Richard Johnson and Nancy
Henrlckson all sport the mad mod look in "owls" and
"granny-glasses." (See story, page 4.)
"and the argument at last
week's meeting concerned ad
ministration and not philoso
phy. We could work out a
program for both groups."
A separate office could be
established, she continued, to
deal with records of this type
and so eliminate errors. Al
so, women 21 could attend
the same orientation that the
seniors would.
General Orientation
Pam Hedgecock, who sec
onded the amendment, said,
"There would be no more
problem orienting those who
are going to be 21 than those
who are going to be seniors."
"Have everyone of them
attend a general orientation,"
she continued, "and then
when someone turns 21 and
goes to report it, she could
receive a printed brochure
reminding of the procedures
and responsibilities."
Ruth Ann Rasmussen not
ed that one board member
could be specifically respon
sible for pulling the AWS card
and sending a note to the
housemothers and deans af
ter a women notified AWS
that she turned 21.
"It would only take about
one hour a day," she added,
"and that's less time than
some board members spend
in the office now."
Miss Beckman added that
a "seal of verification" should
also be kept to sanction the
note or certificate that wom
en turning 21 would be given.
'Consider Practicality'
"We must consider the
practicality of this," stressed
Miss Dowling. "We are talk
ing of incorporating women
21 into the system and for
getting what we are doing for
the seniors. We have a huge
responsibility to make the sys
tem work without incorporat
ing even more administra
tive problems."
"First let's assure our
selves of a system that will
run efficiently and then talk
about 21 year olds," she said.
"Because of both convenienc
Osgood: U.S. Should Take
'Midway' Policy In Viet Nam
By Randy Irey
Junior Staff Writer
A course of action midway
between the extreme policies
open to the United States in
Viet Nam, should be made,
since there are no simple
ways out, according to Dr.
Charles E. Osgood, director
of the Institute of Communi
cations Research at the Uni
versity of Illinois.
He spoke at the concluding
lecture of the Montgomery
Lectures for 1966 Tuesday at
the University.
"Those who abjectly and
unconditionally demand U.S.
withdrawal either have no
conception of the state of the
public mind and pressures
upon our leadership, or are
trying to guarantee a place
for themselves in Heaven at
the expense of the well-being
of ordinary people in the
in the here and now," Osgood
4Dragged-Out War'
On the other side of the
coin, he said that those peo
ple "who speak glibly of 'vic
tory' lack either the idea of
what a long, dragged-out land
war in Southeast Asia would
consist of," or "have no con
ception of what genocide does
to those who practice it."
Osgood presented his first
lecture of the series on Mon
day afternoon. His stated
purpose for that lecture was
to "put the present crises in
to perspective and suggest
some lessons we might learn
from them."
"A cultural lag between our
understanding and control of
things and our understanding
and control of ourselves is the
crux of our problem as we
enter the nuclear age."
According to Osgood, one of
the reasons for this lack of
understanding is the fact that
man, when faced with an
overwhelming danger, tends
to deny its existence. This,
he pointed out, does not erad
Fraternities Substitute Constructive
'Help Week' For Physical Hazing
"Hell week" is no longer
hell to fraternity pledges. The
traditional pre-initiation pro
gram has been replaced by
a constructive "help week",
according to University fra
ternity presidents interviewed
by the Daily Nebraskan.
Help week is usually held
In many of the fraternities at
this time of the year. The
new trend is away from the
old hell week with physical
Constitution Approval Method
To Be Decided By Senate
A resolution regulating pro
cedures for approval of
amendments and new consti
tutions of existing student or
ganizations will come before
Student Senate Wednesday
The resolution was original
ly presented last week, bat
was tabled srs a result of con
troversy over a provision that
the Senate would recognize
an organization and approve
Its constitution on the basis
of contents and clarity.
Larry Frollk, vice president
gf ASUN, explained that
under the ASUN constitution,
Student Senate has the pow
er to approve all constitutions
and recognize new student or
ganizations. "It said nothing, however,
. . . For Seniors Only
es and practicality, the Uni
versity does things by class.
Age is not relevant and we'd
just be adding extra prob
lems." Patti Teel, AWS secretary,
agreed, "There are more ad
ministrative problems than
can be imagined. By elimin
ating the facility for 21-year-
icate the danger. "The idea
here Is that conscious aware
ness of the true danger of
nuclear war is one of the ma
jor factors inhibiting reckless
ness in risk-taking."
Too Much Success
Another problem discussed
by Osgood was our tendency
to apply force all over the
world. "Paradoxically, the
real danger of Viet Nam is
that our escalation policy
there may be too successful
and set us still more firmly
on a path toward 'Pax Amer
icana.' I submit that main
taining a military police state
externally is fundamentally
incompatible with maintaining
a free democratic state in-
"Our commitment to t h e
Free World should be de
fined positively, in terms of
the strengthening of democra
tic Institutions, rather than
negatively, as John Foster
Dulles did, in terms of the
containment of a particular
political philosophy," he
"To gain security for our
people (and others) in this
nuclear age, we are going to
have to gradually surrender
hazing to community service
Programs Differ
Gary Larsen, Interfratern
ity Council president, said
help week varies a great deal
among the houses. The 0 1 d
idea was that hell week was
the final test of a pledge to
see if he would really like to
become a fraternity man.
"Some houses have pro
grams IFC would not want to
happen, but there are some
about constitutions of existing
organizations or amend
ments," he continued. "In
fact, it had no stipulated
powers in these areas. We
want to clarify the constitu
tion and erase these ambigui
ties." The resolution also provides
that "Student Senate approval
shall be based on content,
form and clarity."
Frolik noted that all the
ASUN constitution says at the
present time is that Student
Senate has the power to rec
ognize organizations and ap
prove their constitutions.
"But on what basis are we
to judge?" he asked. "This
resolution would stipulate the
basis for consideration."
Terry Schaaf, ASUN sena
old women right now, we
could have a more efficient
system and then we could ex
pand." Ann Boyles asked, "Why
was there a question asking
which system was prefeiiifd
if we aren't interested?"
Cont. on pg. 4, Col. 1
our sovereignty as a state,
but it should be done in an
orderly fashion to internation
al organizations rather than
in a disorderly, piece-m e a 1
fashion to other nation-states,
in a fruitless quest for an il
lusory 'balance of power.' "
Escalation Hampers
Tuesday Osgood dealt with
his belief that "the use of
military escalation as a po
litical tool hampers all other
approaches to world prob
lems and is incompatible with
our own long-term goals as a
He said he felt that the
President must shift absolute
ly from an escalation strat
egy to a de-escalation strate
gy. "We must announce the ex
tent of the present status quo
and our intention to maintain
it against any aggressive at
tempts at change, and we
must gradually pull back the
radius of our bombing of
North Viet Nam."
Osgood said that the U.S.
should be prepared to negoti
ate unconditionally with all
parties concerned with the
war, including political repre
sentatives of the Viet Cong.
"We cannot expect our op
ponents to leap at this oppor
tunity when it is first offered,
but we are powerful enough
to maintain our firmness un
der the conditions while wait
ing for the wisdom of a non
violent solution to sink in.
"In the meantime, if we
really want to get out of
Southeast Asia with dignity
and in the forseeable future,
we can support a gradual
broadening of the democratic
base of the Saigon govern
ment first, by encouraging
the Buddhist and Catholics to
bridge their gulf and partici
pate in a common govern
ment, and second, by encour
aging political leaders of the
Met Cong to become involved
in the government."
very constructive programs
with definite aims," Larsen
said. "The trouble comes in
when actives think the pledg
es should go through the
same type of hell week games
as they did, and they don't
think of the changes in the
There should be a purpose
behind a help week program
or something to be gained by
the individual, Larsen stated.
Cont. on Pg. 5, CoL 1
tor, said, "Before this resolu
tion, an organization could
theoretically be rejected be
cause no one liked its presi
dent. Now that a basis for
consideration has been
formed, if something like that
happened, the organization
would have reason to appeal
to the ASUN Court."
Frolik stressed that unless
ASUN can effectiely approve
or disapprove of organiza
tions, Faculty Senate Is t h
only authority.
"We'd be shirking our re
sponsibility to the students if
we'd let that happen," ha con
tinued. "If we accept our re
sponsibility, then Faculty
Senate will act as a check
after the students and Student
Senate have had a voice is
the decision."