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    Thursday, October 6, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Vol. 90, No. 14
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UNIVERSITY BUDGET PROPOSALS . . . were presented to ASUN Wednesday by
Chancellor Hardin and Vice Chancellor Soshnik. At left Is ASUN vice president
Roger Doerr and at right is president Terry Schaaf.
Second Fire In 3 Days;
'Little Damage' At Abel
By JULIE MORRIS
Senior Staff Writer
The second fire alarm at
Abel Hall in three days
brought six fire engines racing
to the dorm late Tuesday
night.
The fire, which caused little
damage, was confined to the
lower part of a huge trash
chute that runs the entire
height of the thirteen story
dorm and to the trash room
in the basement.
Smoke was confined pri
marily to the basement area
and there was little water
damage from the firemen's
hoses since the trash room
has a drain, according to Bob
Muschewske, resident director
of Abel north.
The Lincoln fire department
and the University Police are
still investigating this fire and
another one that brought fire
men to the dorm at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday night.
The possibility that the fires
were, set has not been ruled
out.
"If the fires were set, it
was the prank of one individ
ual, and the rest of the stu
dents are not too happy about
Investigation
If Set, Arson
By John Fryar
Junior Staff Writer
University and Abel Hall of
ficials are disucssing methods
to prevent recurring fires and
investigating Tuesday's trash
chute fire.
Russ Brown, administrative
official to Dean Robert Ross,
vice chancellor for student af
fairs, said "when something
occurs with this rapidity and
coincidence, it is hard to term
it accidental."
Abel South Residence Di
rector Richard Arndt said
that the evacuation of nearly
1,000 students had been order
ly and swift. He said that the
attitude showed a marked im
provement over last year.
Arndt said that the students
themselves were concerned
with the problem.
Ross said Abel students had
told him they find it hard to
believe that a resident of the
hall would deliberately start
a blaze because an alarm
causes evacuation of the
hall.
Students Cheered
Last year recurring Abel
fires were coupled with re
ports of students cheering and
making fun of the firemen as
they carried out their jabs.
Brown and Abel president
Wayne Morton said that there
wag no jerring or clashes
with police Tuesday night.
Last week a false alarm
was turned in at Abel, but the
In Pop Songs ...
'Let 's Take A Mind Excursion9
By Ton! Victor
Senior Staff Writer
"Hey Mr. Tambourine man,
I can't get no satisfaction
from my rainy day woman,
so let's take a mind excur
sion on a yellow submarine."
Titles and lyrics of popular
songs have recently become
the target of record industry
critics who claim the ditties
advocate sexual and drug ex
periences through "hidden
meanings." Still other rock n
roll tunes are accused of bla
tant suggestiveness.
A collection of Interpreta
tions of songs culled from
University students reveals a
tangled undergrowth of nar
cotic and sexual allusions.
it," Richard Arndt, resident
director of Able south said.
All of the 1,000 residents of
the two-year-old dorm were
safely evacuted, Muschewske
said.
Norm Smustad, a graduate
student who assisted in the
evacuation, said "cooperation
was good, all of the North
Abel residents were out in 10
minutes."
The residents stood along
the west side of 17th street
and in the Nebraska Hall
parking lot while firemen
worked in the building. They
were kept under control by
student assistants armed with
bullhorns. The men cheered
firemen and sang songs dur
ing the 45 minute wait before
most re-entered the building,
about 11:15 p.m.
Abel Hall experienced a
rash of trash chute fires and
false fire alarms last semes
ter that brought firemen to
the campus several times and
aroused the ire of city of
ficals, Inc? 'ing Mayor Dean
Petersen. Speculation at that
time was that the fires were
being set, but no acutal evi
Of Abel Fires
Charges Could Be Filed
fire department was not
called. Sunday another trash
chute fire started in the dor
mitory. University officials and
Abel students met Wednesday
to discuss the fire and are
currently seeking preventa
tive measures.
Measure Proposed
Arndt said that an immedi
ate measure would be to lock
the trash chutes from
4:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m on
weekdays Brown said that
student assistants will possi
bly be called upon to "keep
an eye on" the chutes during
he times they are open
Brown said that other mea
sures are being discussed, but
declined to reveal any at this
time.
Concerning false alarms,
Morton said that the alarm
switches are located immedi
ately near the doors to the
stairways, and that it is pos
sible to pull one and run
away without detection.
No Evidence
Brown and Arndt said that
there was no evidence that
any Abel residents were in
volved in Tuesday's fire, or
even that the incident was de
liberate. Currently the division of
student affairs are working
with the campus police and
fire department to investigate
the blaze, Brown said. He
added that local police are
"Mr. Tambourine Man", a
song made popular by t h e
Byrds and written by B o b
Dylan, became for some stu
dents the story of a dope
pusher, while "Puff the Mag
ic Dragon," of Peter, Paul
and Mary fame, was "ob
viously about marijuana."
Many students found LSD
trips the subject of three cur
rent hit paraders: "Mind
Excursion," "Eight Miles
High," and "Sunshine Super
man." Some decided that opi
um was the "real" subject of
"Yellow Submarine," by the
Beatles.
'Classic'..
The student survey showed
dence to this effect was un
covered. Sandoz Hall, a women's res
idence, was not evacuated
during last night's alarm.
Muschewske explained that
"the fire department has in
formed us that the buildings
(Abel and Sandoz) can be
considered as two separate
buildings" and that evacua
tion of Sandoz was unneces
sary. Abel residents "do not see
this as a lark," Muschewske
said. Most, he added, are con
cerned as to the cause of the
fires and with finding the
arsonist, if there is one.
While firemen were answer
ing the Abel call, a false
alarm went off in Nebraska
Hall. Fireman were investi
gating a possible connection
between the two alarms
During a fire drill earlier
Tuesday night at Pound Hall,
residents were safely evac
uated from the building, but
an elevator loaded with wo
men stuck between floors as
residents were coming back in
the building, according to
Pound resident director Mary
Francis Holman.
Continues;
not aiding In the investiga
tion. According to Ross, if evi
dence reveals that students
are involved in the malicious
setting of fires, the students
would be subject to Univer
sity discipline and University
authorities will make their
full information abailable to
civil authorities.
Arson Charges
Captain R. F. Butler of the
Lincoln police said that the
Lancaster County Attorney
could file charges on any one
of four degrees of arson if
someone set the fire and was
found. He said that the de
gree would depend on the cir
cumstances. Lincoln Fire Inspector De
Wayne Mclntyre said that his
office has been investigating
the fire, but declined to ex
plain the manner of their in
vestigation. Mclntyre said that his of
fice would normally reveal all
the facts concerning such an
incident, but that in this
case the University "has been
concerned about possible bad
publicity" of the type that
last year's fires produced.
Both Arndt and Brown ac
cused the newspapers of sen
sationalizing these incidents,
and reaffirmed their observa
tions of the responsibility
shown by Abel residents this
year.
Brown said that the public
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"Louie Louie" to be the "all
time classic" in the area of
sexual suggestiveness. "Sat
isfaction," "Rhapsody in the
Rain" and "Gloria" also
ranked high on a list of sug
gestive songs.
More subtle allusions to sex,
caged in slang words, were
heard in two other Beatle
sung songs: "Day Tripper"
and "Norwegian Wood."
"I've Got You Under My
Skin" and "Cherry Pie" also
came under criticism from
students.
But though sexual and drug
allusions were found by some
students in current popular
Hardin Says. . .
Competition Is
By Randy Irey
Senior Staff Writer
As a result of an increase
in the University enrollment
and in the competition for
faculty members, the p r o
posed budget of the Univer
sity shows an increase of
$37.4 million dollars, accord
ing to Chancellor Clifford M.
Hardin.
Hardin, speaking before
the Student Senate meeting
Wednesday afternoon, said
that a combination of cir
cumstances within the Uni
versity has lead to the devel
opment of emergency condi
tions. "The single largest force in
the creation of these condi
tions is the increase in t h e
number of students attend
ing the University. The sec
ond factor is the competition
which has developed on a na
tionwide level for faculty
members," explained Hardin.
In the latter area, Hardin
stated that about one new
university or college is cre
ated every week. The salary
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ASUN Rejects AUF Motion j
Closing Oct. 29 for Dance
Student Senate voted
Wednesday not to close for
the night of Oct. 29 to events
of all campus organizations
for the AUF dance.
The action of the Senate
followed an explanation by
Terry Schaaf, ASUN presi
dent, as to why he vetoed last
week's motion requesting that
no campus organization, oth
er than AUF, schedule events
for that evening.
"In vetoing last weeks mo
tion, I was not trying out the
veto power of the executive
nor was I expressing any
feeling against AUF. Rather
it was done because there is
a much larger principle at
stake," Schaaf explained.
He then proceeded to ex
plain that the next few
months will be a time in
w"hich ASUN will "be deter
mining our authority. It is
our responsibility to decide
one way or the other on this
problem of restricting organ
izations from holding activi
ties on some inght."
"I am looking forward to
the time when we can play
a major role in improving
education at the University.
How can we persuade those
who might grant us an in
crease in our role, that we
are worthy of an increase if
we don't perform our basic
duties," Schaaf continued.
He suggested that the Sen
ate not override his veto, or
even attempt to override it,
but rather that a new motion
be presented stating ASUN
rules that no other campus
organization hold activities on
Oct. 29 rather than request it
of the organizations.
Speaker Pro Tempore
of the Senate, Dave Snyder
then presented a resolution
stating "that be it resolved
to override the veto."
Snyder explained his reso
lution by saying that to "rule
that no other organization
may hold anything that night
would force some organiga
tions to cancel planned activi
ties. I think that we should re
quest and not rule. In this
manner we can show that we
support AUF."
A question was then asked
of Schaaf as to whether or not
songs, other students de
clared the same songs "per
fectly innocent." This seems
to be the general situation,
according to Lee Thomas,
disc jockey and program
manager of Lincoln radio sta
tion KLMS.
"It is largely the listener's
interpretation as to whether a
song is suggestive or not,"
Thomas stated.
Several Meanings
He continued, saying that a
song is subject to many dif
ferent interpretations, and
lyrics may mean several
things to several groups.
"It Is a relatively small
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aspect of the recruitment
and retention of faculty
members, he felt, is only part
of the problem.
"Working conditions, espec
ially the opportunity to per
form creative research and
publish it, are decisive fac
tors in obtaining faculty
members," Hardin declared.
"These two factors, enroll
ment and faculty, must be al
lotted for within the budget
if the University Is expected
to, increase the store of
knowledge necessary for so
c i e t y ' s improvement," he
stressed.
Increase Of 2,000
In explaining the enroll
ment situation, Hardin stat
ed that if one considers the
combined campuses of Ne
braska Wesleyan University
and Hastings College, with
a total enrollment of 2,000,
"then you realize what we
are expected to add. this
year as to physical plant and
faculty to meet an increase
of 2,000 students."
Some of the main points of
a request of the student gov
ernment could be enforced.
He answered that a request
would carry some weight but
no power.
Sen. Pam Wood stated that
How They Voted
ASUN Senators Wednesday
voted on five issues. Their
voting records are as f o 1
lows :
Snyder motioned to over
ride Presidential veto: de
feated 13-17.
FOR: Adams, Probasco,
Westerberg, Bedient, Wood,
Strayer, Gerlach, Jess,
Thompson, Bromm Jurichek
Nerud, Hall.
AGAINST: Olson, Hohen
see, Klimes, Andreasen, Bit
ner, Tucker, Aitken, Pfeifer
Schulze, Neumiester, Phelps,
Rose, Senseney, Muller,
Winkworth, Riley Schrieber.
Olson moved that no cam
pus organization schedule
events on the night of t h e
AUF dance Oct. 29: defeated
1-26.
FOR: Olson.
AGAINST: Adams Hohen
see, Klimes, Westerberg, An
dreasen, Bedient, Wood, Bit
ner, Strayer Tucker Ger
lach, Aitken, Pfeifer, Schulze,
Neumiester, Phelps, Rose,
Bromm, Jurichek, Nerud,
Senseney, Muller, Hall Wink
worth, Riley, Schrieber.
Aitken resolved to support
and encourage the establish
ment of an FM broadcasting
station: unanimously passed.
Approval of presidential
secretary: unanimously
passed.
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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES as planned for the new Dental College
building on East Campus which will cost $4.4 million. It is scheduled for
completion in the fall of 1967. For addtional information, turn to the
story on Page 5.
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the budget as outlined by
Hardin, are a $6.9 million dol
lar increase in salary ad
justments, $6.3 million dollar
increase in the College of
Medicine's budget, and a $1.3
million dollar budget in
crease for the libraries.
Concerning the increase in
salary adjustments, Hardin
stated that it would affect
not only the faculty, but all
other employees of the Uni
versity. "This could be termed a
catch-up and keep-up pro
gram. In other words, this
increase would provide for
the establishment of a facul
ty salary scale comparable
to other universities of o u r
size and type," Hardin con
tinued. The increase would also al
low the scale to "keep-up"
with any increases in the av
erage scale, he said.
"Salaries across the nation
for faculty members in
crease, on the average, 7 per
cent a year. We fell behind
two years ago when the leg-
if the senate wanted to throw
its weight behind something,
the object should be more
involved with student govern
ment's concern.
A roll call vote was taken
and the resolution was de
feated by the vote of 13 in
favor and 17 opposed. A two
thirds majority of the voting
members of the Senate was
needed to override the veto.
Sen. Jerry Olson then pro
posed a motion that ASUN
rule that no campus organi
zation schedule any event on
the night of the AUF dance.
Following more debate, in
which Sen. Kris Bitner stated
that "it is not this body's
right or any body's right to
say what students can do on
Saturday nights."
The motion was defeated
by the Senate.
The three secretaries of or
ganizations were approved
unanimously in a Senate
vote. They are Milan Wall,
secretary of honoraries and
professionals, Carol Strand,
secretary of regulatory bod
ies, and Kathy Augustine,
secretary of the other organi
zations. In other action, the Senate
unanimously approved the
appointment of Jan Atkins as
the presidential secretary of
ASUN.
A resolution presented by
Sen. Liz Aitken asking that
the Senate go on record in
favor of supporting and en
couraging the establishment
of an FM station on the
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islature provided for an in
crease per year of only 5 per
cent."
Late Improvement
The budget increase cover
ing the Medical College will
be used "to put, at this late
date, the college within the
mainstream of modern medi
cine," according to Hardin.
"This would allow the col
lege to obtain top people,
specialists in their field, who
would work with the stu
dents, so fiat the students
could gain additional knowl
edge, especially in areas
where the college is present
ly deficient."
The increase called for in
the library's budget would
be used to obtain periodicals
and books which are lacking.
Hardin especially empha
sized the need for periodi
cals, "for if we don't obtain
them when they are pub
lished, they are forever lost
to the University."
The Chancellor opened the
floor to questions from the
Student Senate.
Senator Mimi Rose asked
that if the enrollment contin
ues to increase at its pres
ent rate, will steps be taken
by the administration to lim
it enrollment?
Hardin answered that as of
the present time he could not
answer the question. He d I d
state, however, that those
states which have had to
limit drastically their admis
sions by using test scores
and class rank, have pro
vided other forms of educa
tion for students desiring it.
"Before limiting the enroll
ment to these state universi
ties, as was done in Penn
sylvania and California, it
was determined that the stu
dents who were turned down,
would not be excluded from
obtaining an education.
"There would be a place for
them, for at least two years,
in higher education. If at the
end of this period, they want
ed to continue and showed
the ability, they could trans
fer to other institutions,"
Hardin said.
"But as yet, no such sys
tem of junior colleges or oth
er institutions has been de
veloped. Besides, we are not
getting many students who
will not make the grade," he
continued.
Must Provide
"The Regents think that as
long as most students can
make their grades or have a
chance to, then they have no
choice but to provide them
facilities on this campus."
In conclusion, the Chancel
lor stated that he hopes that
the students sense, as the ad
ministration does, an "air of
excitement accompanying the
rapid growth and develop
ment of the University.
"For the University is not
an end in itself; rather, it is
created by the citizens of
the state to provide students
with an education that they
wouldn't obtain otherwise.
The University's other duty
is to make Nebraska a more
desirable place to live in."
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