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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. 90, NO. 53
ASUN President Accepts
Responsibility Of Letter
By Cheryl Tritt
Senior Staff Writer
The rationale behind the
letter sent to AWS Tuesday by
ASUN president Terry Schaaf
requesting a statement of the
organization's purposes was
explained at the ASUN meet
ing Wednesday.
In the letter Schaaf stated
that "as the position of the
student emerges in the Uni
versity community, the de
mand for a united legislative
structure becomes impera
tive to the best interest of the
He also stated that, as a
representative of the ASUN
executive branch, he was re
questing from the AWS board
a "statement as to the neces
sity and justification for u s e
of legislative initiative" for
women's regulations.
He emphasized that the let
ter sent to AWS did not repre
sent the student body or t h e
Former Junior Interfrater
nity Council (IFC) president
Gene Hohensee made the
transition to the parent IFC
with election as IFC presi
dent .Wednesday night.
Hohensee's victory over
Charles Baxter, Delta Sigma
Phi, followed an hour and a
half of speeches and discus
sion. In his campaign speech, the
new IFC president called for
improved committee organi
zation, further study of pledge
training and Rush Week, and
increased participation by
fraternities in campus issues.
"By being the largest single
unified segment of this cam
pus, the fraternity system has
a responsibility not only to it
self, but also to the entire uni
versity," Hohensee said.
To realize this responsibil
ity, the IFC must first
strengthen its committee
structure, he said. Special
emphasis should be placed in
the areas of scholarship, the
Food Management Associa
tion affairs, and publications.
The Scholarship Committee
should become an "educa
tion" committee, Hohensee
said, with the emphasis
switching to the "total educa
tion concept."
"Houses and the IFC
should be encouraged to in
vite speakers to their respec
tive groups," he suggested
"and they should encourage
house attendance at convoca
tions and cultural events."
The function of the Food
Management Associa
tion should be expanded from
its present concern with dis
count food purchasing, he
said. House repair and main
tenance services are other
areas that might be included
in the program.
Turning to the area of
pledge training, Hohensee
told the IFC, "We cannot af
ford to allow our pledge train
ing methods to lag behind
the changing times."
Changes in campus philoso
phies, the adult society, and
the rushee require changes in
the pledge training approach,
he noted. A committee should
be formed to "recommend to
fraternities general guidelines
for a progressive pledge train-,
ing program," he added.
Concerning Rush Week
Hohensee commented, "Our
formal Rush Week is at least
somewhat inadequate it is
too difficult for a man to
pledge a fraternity at the Uni
versity." The new president called
Builders To Hold
Interviews Feb, 5
Applications for chairmen
and assistant chairmen of
Builder's committees are
available in Room 342 of
the Nebraska Union.
All applications are due
Friday at 5 p.m. Inter
views will be held Sunday.
senate but was representative
of the "ASUN executive."
"We are not taking action
against AWS," he explained,
"We are simply asking for a
clarification for our own
Roger Doerr, ASUN first
vice-president said, the ques
tions of whether "ASUN has a
unified voice" requires a
scrutinization of AWS legis
lative initiative.
The University presently
appears to have a "decen
tralized student voice," he
said, and this decentraliza
tion "is to the administra
tion's advantage and to
ASUN's disadvantage." Sev
eral courses of action are
open to ASUN, he said, after
the senate receives a defini
tion of purpose from AWS.
A "high level conference
between the executive
branches" could lead to a
"merging of interests to unify
for a careful study of the re
port on wildcat rushing which
the IFC Rush Committee has
He cited expansion and dis
crimination as "forthcoming
"Until we can adequately
house our present fraternities
and until such a time as these
existing chapters are suffi
ciently strong, further expan
sion should not be undertak
en," he said.
The discrimination question
will be raised more and more,
Hohensee predicted, and the
IFC must be willing to cope
with it.
Hohensee concluded h i s
presentation with a call for a
general re-evaluation of fra
ternity goals.
"It is time we make a com
prehensive study of each
chapter and the system as a
w h o 1 e to find out exactly
where we stand and in what
direction we are moving.
"We s h o u 1 d not remain
neutral on major issues es
pecially campus issues that
will directly affect the frater
nity system.
"The IFC s h o u 1 d be pro
gressive not restrictive. It
should intervene only where
chapters refuse or fail ade
quately to cope with their
Gene Hohensee
The proposed University
merger with the University of
Omaha was favored by a vote
of 18-4 by faculty members
polled by the Daily Nebras
kan, but they desired addi
tional information before
reaching definite conclusions
as to the effectiveness of the
The merger, Introduced by
Scottsbluff Sen. Terry Car
penter as Legislative Bill 736,
must pass a legislative vote
and a vote of the Omaha
community to become offi
cial. Arthur B. Winter, an asso
ciate political science profes
sor, said, "a comprehensive
study In the appropriate fields
should be made to determine
If the merger would upgrade
both universities."
Winter called for a "care
ful study by academic and
management consultants in
various departments to see
what the merger would mean
student opinion and power,"
Doerr said.
He stressed that the execu
tive was not concerned with
the program, personalities or
the judicial structure of AWS
or "dissolving AWS of its
Not only AWS and ASUN,
but other campus organiza
tions can benefit from this
investigation, Doerr said.
In other senate business
Wednesday, Bob Samuelson,
ASUN second vice-president,
commented on Governor Nor
bert Tiemann's budget plans.
Tiemann apparently "does
not agree with a catch-up
budget with any state agen
cies." Samuelson said.
Samuelson stressed that
Tiemann's stand could be
"dangerous in regard to the
He doubted that the Univer
sity "can catch up and keep
up at the same time."
Samuelson also expressed
concern about the recent sur
vey conducted by the Mid
west Research Institute
which ranked the University
behind other area schools in
faculty salaries and state
If a tuition raise occurs,
Samuelson said, "I feel from
the evidence of the MRI sur
vey that I would be getting
less education for my money,
yet paying more."
Actor Price
To Present
'Voices' Act
The well-known actor and
art critic Vincent Price, the
first major speaker of t h e
second semester, will appear
at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska
Union Ballroom Thursday.
Price will give a presenta
tion entitled "Three Ameri
can Voices".
The voices will be those 'of
poet Walt Whitman, painter
James Whistler, and p 1 a y
wright Tennessee Williams.
Price is known not only for
his stage and motion picture
roles but also as a major art
collector and critic.
Appearing in both Broad
way and Hollywood produc
tions, Price has had stage
roles in "Heartbreak House",
"Service Deluxe", "Outward
Bound", and "Angel Street".
Price has acted in many
movies including "The Ten
Commandments", "The Story
of Mankind", "House on
Haunted Hill", "Circus", and
"The Return of the Fly".
He has given an honorary
doctor's degree by the Cal
ifornia College of Arts and
Crafts in 1956 and LLD from
Ohio Wesleyan in 1963 for his
services as an ambassador of
the fine arts.
His own preference in act
ing, he admits, is for comedy.
"Still," he has said, "I;d
never turn down a villain.
They're the most fun in the
world to play."
to such areas as plant utili
zation." "I would be in favor of the
merger if it doesn't diminish
the resources of either uni
versity and if it can improve
higher education in Nebras
ka," he added.
"I would like to see two
competing autonomous
schools so the competition
would hopefully improve the
quality of education at both
universities," said Neil Astle
associate architecture pro
fessor. He added that If the uni
versities become one b I g
school, "I would like to see
separation of schools so one
uoiicsn't become a little sister
with the other one dominat
ing." Several professors felt the
merger would bring closer
harmony to the state's edu
cational system.
"I favor the merger as it
Regardles s of slushy
campus sidewalks on campus
Wednesday, "Pioneer Park
days" may be nearer than
anyone thinks, according to
statistics maintained by t h e
slate weather bureau.
Traditionally, according to
R. E. Myers state climatol
igist, the second and third
weeks of January are the
coldest weeks of the year.
The average high temper
Mass Meeting Held
Wayne Students Draw Grievances List;
Faculty Member Hands In His Resignation
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
Prodded by the activities
of a young English teacher,
Wayne State College students
held a mass meeting Tuesday
and several students prepared
a list of grievances against
According to a Wayne
freshman coed, who asked
not to be identified, "between
200 and 400" students attend
ed a meeting outside the col
lege library Tuesday.
The coed said that students
were drawn to the meeting by
reports that 34-year-old Nor
man Hoegberg, an English
instructor, was to make his
farewell address to the stu
dents there.
Hoegberg had written a let
ter of resignation last week to
the State Normal Board,
Wayne's governing board
equivalent to the University's
Board of Regents. The letter
reportedly contained vulgari
ties and was distributed on
The teacher took up a 24
hour vigil in a lawn chair
Monday to protest the college
policies and because he said
he was not admitted to see
Wayne President William
The grievances the students
listed reportedly included
points touching on faculty
qualifications, faculty student
would bring coordinated edu
cation to a wider area," said
Donald R. Haworth, chair
man of the department of
mechanical engineering.
James Glover, manager of
the zoology & physiology
storeroom, said the merger
would bring the "whole
state higher education level
to a central location where
funds, faculty and equipment
would be utilized to elimin
ate duplication."
"I think it would equalize
the standards at both univer
sities and eliminate some of
the red tape and faculty prob
lems," said Charles Lamp
hear, assistant economics pro
fessor. One faculty member who
refused to be identified dis
approved of the merger cit
ing the following reason:
"The University has enough
ot its own problems without
a potential satellite 50 m i 1 e s
Sidewalks Sight
ature for Lincoln during Jan
uary is 34, compared with 38
for February and 48 for
Although temperatures may
be higher during February
and March, snowfall may also
increase, since the moisture
supply from the Gulf of Mex
ico is seasonably greater.
The oldtimers perennial
stories about the "terrible
blizzards of the good old
communication, campus reg
ulations and women's dormi
tory hours.
The Wayne campus is
about 120 miles north of Lin
coln. The coed said Wayne stu
dents are generally "disap
pointed about things on cam
pus." She said that Hoegberg,
who joined the Wayne faculty
in September, "is the m a i n
instigator" of the student un
rest. "I think a lot of the stu
dents feel Iioegberg's resig
nation is a big farce," the
coed added.
She indicated, however,
that students are definitely
concerned about their cam
pus status.
The Wayne student senate
met Wednesday night and
was to formally ratify the list
of grievances, the coed said.
She said the senate had invit
ed any student to appear at
the meeting and add any
grievance they had. Student
Senate President Jim Taylor
visited Brandenburg with t h e
list and invited him to attend
the meeting also.
The coed said Hoeberg's
campus "sit-out" was defi
nitely the catalyst for t h e
mass meeting, which was or
derly and generally quiet, and
for the actual drawing up of
the grievance list. No faculty
or administrators appeared
away. We have problems with
such things as laboratories
here and merging with Oma
ha University would only
compound the problems here.'
Harold Ball, entomology
professor, had no objection to
the merger If "there will be
adequate funds after the ab
sorption of loss from c o n
solidation." An unidentified faculty
member thought the merger
might make a more efficient
use of the state's resources
while "strengthening both
Sam Weinsrein, chairman
of the department of ortho
dontics, summarized the
thoughts of several professors
by agreeing with the prin
ciples of the merger" if it
doesn't dilute the academic
excellence of the schools. It
could eliminate deficiencies in
both schools and eliminate
duplication of expenditures
by the Legislature."
days," may not be without
substantiation, according to
one new meteorlogical theory.
The theory states that be
cause of increasing air pol
lution, average temperatures
on the planet are on the rise.
Increased carbon dioxide in
the air allows solar radiation
to strike the surface of the
earth, but it does not reflect.
The radiation remaining in
earth's atmosphere causes
at the meeting. One campus
policeman was present, the
student said.
Hoegberg, the coed report
ed, hau urged students to stop
being "apathetic" and to take
some positive action.
Another Wayne student
said "Most of the kids don't
care one way or another"
about the Hoegberg case. A
third commented that "t h e
issues are kind of confused."
Iioegberg's resignation was
to be effective April 1!), at the
end of the present trimester
at Wayne. He has been tem
porarily suspended by t h e
school's administration.
When contacted Wednes
day, Brandenburg said that
he could not say why Hoeg
berg had been suspended be
fore the case and that it could
not be discussed while it is
Brandenburg added that
Iioegberg's allegations say
ing there is no communica
Wayne State Protester
Attacked By Sen. Payne
A state senator Tuesday
fired a comment at a pro
test demonstration at Wayne
State College declaring that
campus protest movements
should be "nipped in the
Sen. Dale Payne, 50, of
Bellevue attacked the activi
ties of a Wayne State Eng
lish teacher, Norman Hoeg
berg, who sat outside of the
Wayne administration build
ing in a lawn chair in a 24
hour protest against the col
lege's faculty policies.
Payne said that "stern dis
ciplinary action" should be
taken against any Wayne
student who may have parti
cipated in Hoeberg's protest.
"I say if there are trouble
makers let's get rid of them,"
the senator commented.
Payne, a real estate brok
er and building contractor,
is serving the second half
'of a four year legislative
term he won by a three to
one margin in 1964. Ho at
tended Glendale Junior Col
lege in Glendale, Calif, and
Walla Walla College in Wash
ington. The lawmaker said that
California's Gov. Ronald
Reagan "has set an exam
rpaS& $
the temperatures to rise.
But, the theory seems to
postulate, if air pollution
doesn't kill mankind, then in
creased temperatues will. The
warming trends could result
in the disintegration of t h e
polar ice caps, inundating
coastal cities.
The prediction for the im
mediate future is not quite as
gloomy. High temperaUu es
Thursday will be in the 20s.
tion between faculty and ad
ministrators or between fac
ulty and students at Wayne,
were not true. ".All doors are
open to anyone at all times;
communication is a two-way
He said he did not know
what action will be taken on
the Hoegberg case because
"my hands are full" with
more pressing problems.
In his letter of resignation,
Hoegberg alleged that he
had been misled by state
ments that the Wayne cam
pus has intellectual freedom
for the faculty.
He said the State Normal
Board had "honored my con
tract to the letter, but only to
the letter, telling me lies
about the liberality of your
vision and the honesty of your
spirit . . ."
Hoeberg urged his fellow
teachers at the campus to re
sign also.
ple for all of us" in his handl
ing of state universities and
Reagan has recommended
a $400 per student tuition in
crease at the California
schools and a 10 budget cut
for the institutions.
Reagan has frequently stat
ed a dislike for student pro
test. When he appeared at
the Republican Party Found
ers' Day dinner in Lincoln
last spring, he said that pro
testing students and faculty
at Berkeley should be dealt
with sternly.
Wayne State was placed on
the censure list of the Asso
ciation of American College
and University Professor
(AAUP) following a 1961 in
cident involving faculty free
dom. Sen. Elmer Wallwey of Em
erson, who represented the
Wayne district, characterized
Brandedburg as a "fine ad
ministrator" who "will be
able to handle the situation."
Wallwey said Wayne is , "a
nice clean college town, I've
never heard of any trouble,
I've never found any evi
dence or lack of freedom on
the campus."
The senator said he visits
Wayne about once a month.