The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 19, 1966, Image 1

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In the fiscal year 1964-65,
18,851 people attended 249
conferences at the Nebraska
Center for continuing Educa
tion. The average attendance
was 76 people who stayed an
average of 2.3 days. How
ever some stayed as long as
three weeks.
Residential Facilities
Established in 1961, the
Center was financed primari
ly by the W. K. Kellogg Foun
dation and money raised by
Nebraska citizens. Its pur
pose, according to Wilbur
Wakefield, one of the five pro
gram coordinators, is "to pro
vide residential facilities for
youth and adults in the state
and nation to have an oppor
tunity to make better use of
the teaching and resources of
the university."
The Center is one part of
the university's extension di
vision headed by Dean Ed
ward Janike. Virtually all
areas of the University of Ne
braska's activities, and all of
the colleges use the facilities.
Departments Sponsor
Wakefield said that the
meetings held at the Nebras
ka Center for Continuing Ed
ucation "are sponsored by
some department of the uni
versity and they usually fur
nish personnel to staff the
courses. Frequently personnel
are brought in from business,
U.S. Official Speaks
On Foreign Policies
A standing room only
crowd was on hand last week
to discuss the United States
foreign policy in Southeast
Asia with the deputy under
secretary of state, U. Alexis
Following a state-wide sem
inar on a "Study in Depth of
the Viet Nam Conflict", John
son addressed the University
on the similar topic of U.S.
foreign policy and conducted
a question and answer period
following his address.
Broad Perspective
In referring to a Depart
ment of State pamphlet
(Guidelines of U.S. Foreign
Policy), based on an address
by Secretary Dean Rusk,
he urged "all Americans to
try to develop and maintain
a broad perspective both
geographically and historical
ly in which they can think
about current problems as
they arise."
In explaining the U.S. ef-.
forts to prevent "Communism
from breaking, by force, the
lines that were formed dur
ing the post - war arrange
ments," Johnson discussed
the methods used by the U.S.
to maintain stability.
Greater Conflicts
"It would be latent to say
that we do not know what we
are doing, nor that we did not
mean it; this could lead to
greater conflicts," he said.
To Perform
Six well-known contempor
ary jazz musicians from New
Orleans will perform in con
cert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow on
the west lawn of the Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery.
The appearance of Danny
Barker and his Jazz Hounds
is a highlight of the Univer
sity of Nebraska Union's
Summer Artist Series.
The concert, open to t h e
public on a first-come, first
served basis, will bring to
gether Barker, Paul "T-Boy"
Barbarin, Wendell Eugene,
Dave "Fats" Williams, Joe
"Brother Cornbread" Thom
as, and George Finola.
With the exception of Fino
la, considered one of the
"bright" young trumpet men
and a research-historian of
jazz, the group consists of mu
sicians whose roots go back to
the days of Papa Celestin's
"T-Boy" Barbarian, re
garded as one of the last re
maining great jazz drum
mers, has the distinction of
having played with the im
mortal King Oliver and
toured frequently with Louis
Armstrong and his All-Stars
during the '30s.
A part of the program will
include selections from the
music of the jazzmen's lead
er, Danny Barker. Barker, a
prolific writer, has contri
buted a number of well
known books on jazz, includ
ing "Heart of Jazz," "Hear
Me Talkin' to Ya," and "Jazz
industry and other universi
ties." The largest number of con
ferences have been held in the
areas of agriculture, teachers'
college and business adminis
tration. World Conference
Last summer there was a
World Veterinarian and Food
Hygienists' Conference in
which the United States repre
sentatives were the minority
in number. Iron curtain coun
tries were among the repre
sentatives who were studying
the problems of processing
meat, poultry and fish.
The International Associa
tion for Quaternary Research
(an earth science association)
also met last summer and
had conferees from, through
out the world. In such confer
ences the Center becomes a
small United Nations with in
stantaneous translations in
several languages.
Summer Conference
Just concluded was the
Summer Conference of School
Administrators who listened to
a progress report on LB301.
The bill, according to Dr.
Merle Stoneman of Teachers'
College, would "set up 19 edu
cational service units in Ne
braska to provide things that
the school districts cannot pro
vide." Other conferences have
been held on an array of top
ics such as egg shell quality,
U. Alexis Johnson
He continued to say that
"We are not seeking the un
conditional surrender of North
Viet Nam nor the overthrow
of that government. We are
helping South Viet Nam to
Ihelp themselves. Helping
people to live in peace and
achieve the prosperity that
they are able to achieve."
Johnson, in explaining the
cultural boundaries involved
with Viet Nam, said, "You
can not talk about Southeast
Asia as being in a single unit
due to its differences both ra
cially and linguistically."
Courageous People
He said that "individually
the Vietnamese are the most
courageous people in South
east Asia; their problem is
working together. Hanoi and
other nations are misinter
preting American discussions
and thinking that if they can
only hang on long enough the
United States will reverse its
. During a question-answer
session following his talk,
Johnson pointed out that on
September 11 the Vietnamese
will hold an election for a con
stituent assembly, one that
will not involve the choice of
dictating parties. "The U.S.
is not trying to impose a gov
ernment upon any section,
north or south. Anyone can
vote but it's not an election be
tween Communist and non
Communist sects."
Also represented at the sec
ond series of the World News
and Views program were
members of the Students for
a Democratic Society and Ne
braskans 'for Peace. The
members participated in the
question and answer session
and distributed literature on
American policies.
enuresis, man's quest for se
curity, religion and public ed
ucation, aerial applicators,
labor unions, law enforce
ment, children's theater, and
barber shop quartets.
The Center is a self-supporting
institution and
its facilities include one pub
lic dining room and cafeteria
service for the conferees. The
Omaha Room will accommo
date 600 diners. ' '
Hotel rooms are available
at modest rates and there is
ample free -parking space.
There are twelve conference
rooms, a large auditorium, a
library, and a spacious lobby.
The latest audio-visual aids
and learning and teaching de
vices are at hand. .
Although most universities
have similar facilities, there
are only six that received
grants from the Kellogg
Foundation. Universities re
ceiving Kellogg Foundation
grants are at Michigan State,
Georgia, University of Chi
cago, Oklahoma and Notre
A brochure from the center
very aptly says, "Dedicated
to the enrichment of life
through learning."
Tuesday, July 19, 1966
"There's a great need for
college courses in areas
where distance impairs Ne
braskans from getting work
during the regular academic
year," stressed William D.
Lutes, head of the field class
program at the University of
Not so many years re
moved from academic life
himself, Lutes is keenly
aware of the up-dating h i s
programs must undergo to
meet the numerous requests
which cross his desk.
In-service Training
In-service training has been
a big demand. Courses are
designed to provide teachers
with work on personal curric
ulums, teaching methods, or,
as in the Bellevue area,
studies of problems and cor
rective projects. These in-service
programs are directed
toward the individual teach
er and his specific needs.
Many out-staters cannot
commute to Lincoln or to an
other institution, so the Uni
versity of Nebraska sends
professors out to them. From
this need, the traveling pro
fessors" were developed.
Lutes calls the effort to ex
tend the university out to the
people "good sense." Econom
ically, it is cheaper for the
area to send three instructors
to Beatrice, a growing urban
area some fifty miles south
of the Capital City, than for
fifty people to commute to
Lincoln if the program there
were non-existent.
Qualifying his statement
concerning the economics of
the operation, Lutes said that
the.local Beatrice center pro
vides classroom facilities at
no charge. And the tuition fee
more than covers the cost of
providing the service.
Standard Charge
The standard charge is $15
per credit hour. No charge
descrepancy is made between
Beatrice and the distant
Scottsbluff. By standardizing
the fee, the program endeav
ors to balance out the differ
ences in expenses. Some sup
plementation is required;
however, it is a tradition as
well as a trademark of the
field class program that it
runs "at least 85 under its
own power."
"Expansion is dependent
upon the program paying for
itself," Lutes explained.
Travel Increments
Instructors participating in
the program are approved by
the departments which they
represent. The university .
pays them a basic salary of
$500 which is supplemented
with a travel increment.
"This increment is also a
kind of additional salary to
account for their time," Lutes
In cases where the instruc
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tor drives his own vehicle, he
is paid a five-cents-per-mile
rate plus a meal allowance,
if necessary. Sme instructors
drive cars from the state car
pool, and, therefore, do n o t
receive the mileage rate.
For example, an instructor
drives to Bellevue, within fif
ty miles of Lincoln, receives
a salary of $500, a $78 travel
increment, and $110 in ex
penses to cover mileage and
meals on his weekly sojourn.
Including a $25 class organiz
er fee, the total cost of t h e
Bellevue operation with one
instructor is $715.
Different Story
However, it's a different
story when figuring the costs
for Sidney, 348 miles from
field class headquarters. Ex
penses run over $1300 there.
And the entire story reveals
that Dr. Howard Eckel, pro
fessor of educational adminis
tration, must also dip into
New York A $50,000 in
ternational peace essay con
test for young people between
14 and 21 inclusive has been
announced by the Internation
al Association of Lions Clubs.
In an address before 50,000
Lions at their international
convention here, Edward M.
Lindsey, newly elected Inter
national President of the As
sociation, stated that the
world-wide contest would be
on the subject "Peace Is At
tainable." $25,000 Assistance
The first prize will be a $25,
000 educational or career as
sistance grant for the boy or
girl writing an essay which
best presents ideas of finding
a way for people to live to
gether in peace. There will
be eight additional awards of
$1,000 plus travel expenses
for the winners from their
homes to Chicago, in July,
The purpose of the compe
tition is to focus attention on
the desirability of searching
for ideas, and developing a
plan toward making world
peace a reality. .
International Judges
An international panel of
renowned leaders will judge
the contest. The world winner
will be chosen at the 50th An
niversary Convention of the
association in Chicago in Julv
Lindsey said that the peace
contest was adopted by an
unanimous vote of the Board
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on the site of the Faculty
The Summer Nebraskan
his own pocket for $3.74 every
time he meets with his Sidney
Keeping abreast of the
times, Dr. Eckel chooses to
take to the airways with a
Piper Tri-pacer rather than
to spend twice as many hours
on the highways. With a spar
kle of adventure in his eye,
Dr. Eckel revealed his rea
sons for flying to his class
More Relaxed
"When I arrived after four
hours in the air, I'm still
more relaxed than if I had
driven a car an equal amount
of time. And the safety fea
turethe probability of acci
dent is quite small."
Besides the time savings
and the safety factor, Dr.
Eckel admitted he "simply
enjoys flying."
Lutes sings the praises of
airborn education. He says,
"Plane transportation is just
what the University needs.
of Directors of Lions Interna
tional. Entry Kits
All Lions Clubs in the 132
countries where 800,000 Lions
members are .active will have
complete entry kits for those
desiring to submit an essay.
The entrants will first com
pete on a local level, with
each of the association's 20,
000 clubs picking one winner.
These winners will compete
in their local district area
and these winners will vie in
a multiple district competi
tion. 8 Geographic Regions
The multiple district w i n
ners will then compete in one
of eight world geographic re
gions. All eight of the world
division winners will receive
$1,000 and travel expenses to
Chicago. One of these eight
will receive the $25,000 edu
cational or career assistance
All entries must be sub
mitted to local Lions Clubs by
December 10 of this year in
order for the judging to take
place at the various levels.
Understanding Among
Announcing the contest,
Lindsey said, "Throughout
civilization man has been
faced constantly with wars
and threats of wars. The
greatest minds have devoted
their efforts to the end that
man may live in peace and
harmony, friendship and un
derstanding among nations.
Essoy Contest
Foculty CSub
A new $30,000 addition to
the Faculty Club at 1520 R
Street is expected to be com
pleted by Sept. 1, 19G6, ac
cording to Faculty Club Pre
sident Keith N. Newhouse,
professor of mechanical engi
neering. The addition, which will
include a new kitchen and
dining room with a seating
capacity of 150, is being fi
nanced by faculty members
with the assistance of the Ne
braska Foundation. Ten thou
sand dollars have been raised
through faculty gifts and
Double Membership
"This should enable us to
double our present member
ship" said outgoing faculty
club president Lee W. Chat
field, director of Junior Divi
sion. With the split lunch
hours of the faculty, it will
be possible to serve a far
greater number of members,
he explained.
Newhouse said, "The addi
tion should be adequate for
the next 5-10 years, assuming
that the University growth
rate doesn't continue at the
same pace as it has in the
past three years."
"If we had our own
plane(s), we could realize a
great savings in time and in
money," he said. "Why, this
is what we've been advocat
ingthat the university pro
vide air transportation as
well as the car pool system
and personal travel incre
ment." Lutes is looking to the fu
ture demands on the field
class program. He receives
continual requests from dis
tant areas of the state which
need and want field classes.
"The aeronautical transpor
tation would indeed be useful
and used."
University-owned Planes
"Take Oklahoma State
University ... I believe there
are four university owned
planes at OSU," Lutes said.
' During a convention in Still
water, I was among a group
stranded when commercial
flights were 'booked solid'.
m tiounces
Edward M. Lindsey
The new Lions President
continued, "Lions Internation
al has established an enviable
record in the improvement of
international understa n d i n g
and goodwill among nations
embraced by Lionism. Much
of this has been accomplished
through people-to-people con
tact across borders,' sur
mounting language and cul
tural barriers."
Lindsey concluded, "It is
for these reasons and the
fact that Lions has always
been confident of the future
that we feel that the
world's youth can write on
why "Peace Is Attainable."
Faculty Club is not restrict
ed to faculty members alone.
Actually, anyone with a close
affiliation with the university
can be a member of the club.
"In the past," Newhouse
said, "it has been largely a
luncheon club, but now U is
becoming a place to relax for
a few minutes while getting
rid of the tensions of the day.
There are magazines, the TV
lounge, and continual conver
sations" Luncheon Speakers
Last fall during football
season, Coach Devaney came
over on Tuesdays to review
the games with professors.
"This year we hope to have
Gov. Morrison and Sen. Cur
tis speak at our luncheons,"
Newhouse added.
The club, which serves short
orders like the Crib in the
Nebraska Union is available
to any faculty group. Individ
ual members may also enter
tain there for an additional
Membership fees are $17 for
instructors and assistant pro
fessors, and $21 for associate
professors and professors per
No. 6
The OSU planes 'air-lifted' us
to Oklahoma City for outside
flight connections."
Presently, field -class in
structors must fly private
planes or those which they
obtain through their own ef
forts, fly commercially (with
the field service picking up
the bill), or drive (private
automobiles or those from
the car pool).
Cover Expenses
"Last year at Scottsbluff
we lost $700. In other words,
our fees couldn't cover our
expenses. Commercial airline
tickets for Dale Hayes, chair
man of administration, ele
vated the cost of that p r o
gram," Lutes explained.
Classes are held during the
week nights for the closer
areas and on Saturdays for
the longer runs. Depending
upon the number of credits
granted, the courses cover
three or four hour sessions.
Dr. Eckel holds his education
al administration class for six
hours on Saturday to enable
him to meet with his students
bi-monthly rather than week
ly as with most of the classes.
Audit Courses
The $15 per credit hour
also requires that the student
pay a $4.50 reference fee.
However, some people may
wish only to audit a course
for no credit. The audit
charge is a standard $30.
Another non-credit aspect
of the field class program is
the teacher workshop, avail
able in all areas of education.
Instructors are sent through
the departments within the
Teachers College at the Uni
versity. Formal arrange
ments are made through the
extension division.
Consultant Workshops
Primarily, workshops are
held on a consultation basis.
Teacher institutes concen
trate on specific problem
areas such as reading skills.
One consultant for a full day
costs the requesting group
$90, with each additional con
sultant costing $65. Half-day
consultants cost $65, with
each additional consultant
costing the group $45. Again,
no charge descrepancy is
made between the near and
the far areas. Costs are de
signed to cover the consult
ants salary and expenses.
Since July of 1965, almost
1200 modern educators have
participated in the 16 teacher
workshops, according to field
class statistics.
Paramount Interest
However, paramount inter
est remains in the field class
program which sends out pro
fessors to teach credit-audit
courses. Currently 476 s t u
dents are enrolled in the 23
classes. Undergraduates num
ber 327 while graduate s t u
Cont. Pg. 2, Col. 1