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Monday, May 2, 1966 . ; The Daily Nebraskan Vol. 81, No. 102
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Pioneers Park
NU Gains 'Southwest Campus'
By Nancy Hendrickson
Junior Staff Writer
Go southwest young man,
pass the State Mental Hospi
tal, turn left at the steak
house and there is Pioneers
You can't miss it, and it
looks as if few University
students do.
Sun-filled days find a large
proportion of the campus pop
ulation cavorting in the grass,
feeding the ducks, washing
cars, studying and just gen
erally relaxing from a bard
week of studying.
As one student put it, "It's
just good to get away from
Pub Board Names Editors
Of Nebraskan. Cornhusker
A sophomore and a junior
at the University were named
next fall's editors of the Daily
Nebraskan and the Cornhusk
er respectively.
The Publications Board
chose Wayne Kreuscher as
editor of the Daily Nebraskan
and Mary Ann Deems editor
of the Cornhusker after inter
views last week.
Kreuscher, a sophomore
majoring in journalism, is
news editor of the paper this
semester. He has previously
been a junior and senior staff
He is a former reporter,
copy editor and Sunday state
editor at the Lincoln Star. He
is secretary of Theta Xi
Miss Deems' previous ex
perience on the year book has
included managing editor of
the college sections of law,
dentistry, medicine and nurs
ing in the book. In addition,
she was a section editor for
two years.
She is a junior in Teachers
Regents Asked To Set Up
NU Religion Department
A resolution that the Uni
versity establish a Depart
ment of Religion has been
sent to the Chancellor Hard
in and the Board of Regents
by the University Council on
Religion (COR).
Jim Ransom, past COR
president, explained that the
resolution was passed In co
ordination with the Campus
Pastor'i movement for sup
port for a Department of Re
ligion. The resolution requests that
the Chancellor and the Re
gents establish and endow a
Department of Religion with
in the College of Arts and
The following points are
stated in the resolution:
Historically, theological stu
dy was the primary motiva
tion for universltlcr In the
Western World.
but who cares? It's spring!"
at Pioneer Park.
it all."
Boys and girls seek privacy
for sunbathing at the p a r k
away from the campus dor
mitories. Weekends and weekdays,
Pioneers Park seems like an
annex to the University as
students appear at the park.
When days are hot and sun
ny and the number of classes
skipped is exceptionally high,
professors have a good idea
of where the absent students
In fact, Pioneers Park is
so popular, that one student,
Jerry Tegtmeier. said, "I
don't go out there because
College, majoring In English.
Miss Deems is treasurer of
YWCA, secretary of Spring
Day and vie president of
Alpha Phi sorority.
Other senior staff positions
on the Daily Nebraskan for
next semester include Mike
Kirkman, business manager;
Lois Quinett, managing ed
itor; Jan Itkin, news editor;
and Bob Flasnick, sports ed
itor. Kirkman will be business
manager for the second
semester in a row. He was
also assistant business man
ager for two semesters. He is
a junior majoring in journal
ism and a member of Phi
Delta Theta fraternity.
A junior in journalism, Miss
Quinett has previously been a
copy editor on the Nebraskan
and a reporter for the Scotts
bluff Star Herald. She writes
a column for the Omaha
World Herald and a member
of Chi Omega sorority.
Miss Itkin, a sophomore In
journalism, has previously
Religious writings c o m
prise many of the primary
documents of the Western Cul
ture. The study of comparative
world religions will inhance
a more harmoneous relation
ship and engender greater
understanding among differ
ent peoples and creeds.
Religion forms a recogniz
ed area of scholastic Inquiry.
Many state universities in
the United States include a
Faculty of Religion in their
college of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Nebraska
has no Department of Reli
gion In its College of Arts and
Therefore, the COR Joins
with other bodies in urging
the Chancellor and Regents
to establish a Department of
A sun-drowsy couple
there are too many people.
It's so crowded I can never
find a place to park my car."
Among the enthusiasts, Rae
Schupack said, "We enjoy
the beauties of nature."
"All the times I've been out
there," commented Linda
Totten, "we ride around on
Cathy Jessup said, "I run
around with a football."
"I go out there to study and
ride Hondas," said Carol Mc
Cue. "I like it because you
can go traveling around the
wilderness where man has
never trod."
"I talk to the ducks and
been junior and senior staff
writers. She is pledge trainer
for Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
Flasnick has been assistant
sports editor and is a member
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fra
ternity. He is a sophomore in
Working under Miss Deems,
members of the Cornhusker
senior staff include Allen
Brandt, business manager;
Dave Cummins, photo editor;
and Kelley Baker, copy ed
itor. The six new managing ed
itors on the Cornhusker are
Maxine Burnett, Judy Mahar,
Carol Mudgett, Jo Ann Pahl,
William A, Paxton and Lee
Schroer. Mike Nerud is the
alternate managing editor and
Jane Wilken is pane editor.
Cummins, a sophomore,
was managing editor this year
for a portion of the colleges
and fraternities, and has pre
viously been a section editor.
He is a member of Theta XI
A junior majoring In Eng
lish, Baker's past experience
includes being a managing
editor for student scenes and
student government and a
section editor. He is a mem
ber of Theta Xi fraternity.
Brandt was a managing
editor for this year's Corn
husker, taking care of sports
and a part of the fraternity
section. He Is a junior in
Business Administration and
a member of Delta Sigma Phi
Corn Cobs Invite
Interested Frosh
Corn Cobs will hold a smo
ker Thursday at 7 p.m. in the
Nebraska Union.
All freshmen who are inter
ested in working for Corn Cobs
next year are invited to attend.
Corn Cob officers and mem
bers will be there to answer
questions and explain the
work of Corn Cobs.
enjoys an "outdoor lab"
play frisbee," said K e 1 1 e y
Jim D e M a r s said, """I
haven't been out there for
anything but playing softball,
rush parties and w a 1 k in g
Rimms Malloy summed up
the attractions of Pioneers
Park saying, "I'ts green, you
can look at the lake and for
get your worries, the wind
blows with no care at all.
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SELLECK . . . members meet to discuss the possibility of asking for a new election
of the dorm's officers.
I 'Implementation Plan Needed j
I For Success Of Good Idea' I
It Is no longer enough that
an engineer be creative or
that he have ideas approach
ing those of a genius, if he
cannot sell those ideas to an
increasingly sophisti
cated public.
These are the sentiments of
Joseph G. Thlbodaux, chief of
the Propulsion and Power
Division of the National Aer
onautics and Space Adminis
tration. Thldobaux spoke at
the I960 Engineering Week
convocation at the University
Thibodaux told the students
that ideas are becoming "a
dime a dozen," but that men
who can present ideas, who
know how to write intelligent
ly are very rare and In de
mand. "Good ideas are always ac
companied with a good plan
for implementation," Thibo
daux said. "They are also
best expressed when the need
is present."
"Those Ideas which are
sold before their time rarely
meet with success. The orig
inator of these Ideas is rec
ognized as a failure, or at
best, a dreamer, and our his
tory Is full of them."
Thibodaux told his audience
that engineers must begin to
A petition challenging the
validity of the May 25 RAM
Council election will be the
subject of Monday's RAM
Council meeting in Selleck
The validity of the election
is being challenged by a group
of residents who claim there
was illegal campaigning at
the polls and that adequate
precautions in checking iden
tification for voting were not
Holland Dvorak, one of the
originators of the petition,
told the Daily Nebraskan that
he was "not sure how popular
the petition really is because
the petitions won't be called
in until Monday night. Right
now I'd estimate the signa
tures to number between 200
and 400."
He added that about 15 peo
ple had worked on the peti
tions and that about 25 copies
are currently circulating in
the Quad.
At a special RAM Council
meeting Thursday night, Rick
Barnica, vice president of
Fairfield House, enumerated
the changes which he felt
warrented a new election.
The charges included ac
cusations of election officials
campaigning at the polls, a
campaign poster being pres
ent in the election building,
people voting without show
ing identification and a per
son being allowed to vote af
ter his number had been
marked off.
According to RAM Pres
ident Marv Almy, the election
officials were the past RAM
executive officers and house
presidents who were not run
ning for office.
Almy explained that a new
study their customers. "Learn
how to submit your idea in
the form of writing, to doc
ument the record and history
of the idea."
"By all means understand
one fact about human nature
that experienced peoples'
reaction to someone else's
idea may first be, 'It is ob
viously no good or I would
have thought oi It myself. "
To avoid this reaction Thi
bodaux told the students to
learn how to communicate
properly. "Remember, in this
Amendments Pass
Two amendments to the
ASUN constitntion were rati
fied at Wednesday's ASUN
According to, figures re
cently released by the ASUN
electoral commission, the am
mendmcnt providing for the
office of second vice presi
dent reclcved 2503 affirmative
botes to 522 opposed and the
amendment converted t h e
grade point eligibility for Stu
dent Court recleved 2,537 af
election could be called in one
of two manners the RAM
Council could call a new
election if they feel the
charges are warrented or a
petition signed by 70 per cent
(610) of the residents could
be presented after May 4
(when the new officers are
installed) demanding one.
"There also is a switch of
constitutional provisions in
volved," he explained.
The election contained con
stitutional amendments, he
explained, lowering the per
centage required for recall to
35 per cent "but if the elec
tion is in question we have to
follow the old constitution."
He added that one deciding
factor as to whether or not
the Council would call a new
election would be if someone
had actually voted twice.
"Nobody really knows,"
Almy said, "and it is an im
portant factor."
At Thursday's meeting,
Almy read a letter signed by
the election officials which
said, in part, that the officials
"made no effort to influence
the voters toward any can
didate. At all times, we re
mained impartial and re
frained from any campaign
ing at the polling place."
Charges and counter
charges of possible multiple
voting took up a major part
of the meeting. Three mem
bers of the audience said they
did not have to show their
lunch tickets in order to vote,
but had jnst told their num
bers. Almy answered that the of
ficials know most of the res
idents and that therefore
showing identification was not
country ve communicate In
English, and If you cannot
communicate the chances are
that some will consider you
to have a confused mind."
Thibodaux, with the Man
ned Space Center as the
chief authority of propulsion
systems, holds the patents of
five important devices in
rocketry and vehicle propul
sion. He is presently supervising
and directing several systems
for the Apollo shots, expected
in the near future.
firmative votes to 410 opposed.
The grade-point change con
berted the 6.0 on the nine
point scale to a 2.75 on the
four point.
Election commissioner Ca
rol Bischoff explained that
2,194 votes had been needed to
ratify the amendments. The
ASUN constitution requires
affirmative votes from 15
per cent of the students when
less than 30 per cent of the
students vote in the election.
Only 10 per cent of the cases
in question would involve not
showing identification, said
Mike Mullen, Benton pres
ident. RAM vice President Larry
Anderson added that although
multiple voting was possible,
it was not probable.
"I doubt that any multiple
voting existed," he said.
Nothing was decided, at
Thursday night's meeting and
the Council voted to continue
the investigation at the reg
ular Monday night meeting.
A petition has been circulat
ing in Selleck since Tuesday
which requests the recall of
all the newly elected officers.
It states that "because of
questionable campaign prac
tices at the polls and because
of the narrow majority of
votes for the winning can
didates," a new election
should be held.
Almy said that if a new
election was to be held it
would probably be May 14.
Kent Neumeister, ASUN
president and four-year res
ident of Selleck, commented,
"From my observation this
thing is magnified clear out
of proportion."
He added that Selleck elec
tions are often confused and
that "one yea: a non-existant
person was elected to the
Council over a real, live one."
The officers-elect of RAM
include Ted Suhr, president;
Deanna Groetzinger, vice
president; Linda McKain,
secretary ; Larry Anderson,
treasurer; Gayle Weeks, ac
tivities director; Peggy Kauf
man, social chairman; Bob
Fuller, scholastic director;
and Bonnie Bonneau, public
ity director.
Is Third
The first University faculty
member to be nominated for
"Outstanding Nebraskan" is
Dr. David F. Trask, associ
ate professor of history.
The Daily Nebraskan is ac
cepting nominations for the
"Outstanding Nebraskan" stu
dent and faculty member un
til noon May 9.
The letter nominating Trask
said, "Among the many cap
able instructors at this Uni
versity there is one who
stands out in our minds as
particularly exemplifying
those ideas of professorship to
which all teachers aspire.
"That man is David F.
Trask. whose drparture from
the institution will confront
this campus with a vacancy
which will be difficult to re
fill." The 1 e 1 1 e r's writer de
scribed Trask's "outstanding
performance in the class
room, on the campus and
throughout "the entire com
munity" which has brought
him "acclaim from students,
fellow faculty members and
civic leaders."
Trask's scholarly research,
the letter said, has gained for
him national recognition from
the academic world. "But Dr.
Trask is unique in that he has
succeeded in combining
scholastic competence with a
talent for effective communi
cation of ideas in the class
room." The letter called Trask's
classroom technique one that
demonstrates a "stimulating
and heartening interest in the
individual student."
"His orderly presentations
in lectures, his willingness to
entertain questions on his In
terpretations and his readi
ness to consult privately with
individuals marks him as an
exceptional teacher," the let
ter said.
The letter stated that Trask
has had "a profound influ
ence" on the campus itself.
"He has freely offered his
time and efforts to improve
the intellectual tone and con
sciousness of the University.
No other instructor has so
readily participated in such,
a wide variety of campus ac-
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