The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 03, 1967, Image 1

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By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
Tentative plans for an ex
panded student scholarship
program to be implemented
if tuition is raised in the fall
may be completed in the next
two weeks.
According to G. Robert
Ross, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs, plans
are for a program that would
make scholarships available
more on a basis of financial
need than scholastic achieve
ment. Ross said he met with rep
resentatives from the scholar
ship and loan office to work
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Study Poin ts
A review of the aspects of
their job and the establish
ment of points of departure
were the actions taken Thurs
day afternoon at the first
meeting of the ad-hoc com
mittee on housing established
by G. Robert Ross, vice chan
cellor for student affairs.
The committee established
a tentative list of seven
areas which they will con
sider before proposing any
changes in the present Uni
versity housing policy.
Areas Studied
The areas to be considered
and investigated are: the
concept of a double standard,
the existing regulations con
cerning housing; the financial
aspects of University housing.
The freedom of a student
to choose his own housing;
the legal aspects of Univer
sity housing; the educational
aspects; and the area of par
ental permission in regard
to housing.
Meet Saturday
The committee will meet
again Saturday morning at
10 a.m. to begin discussing
the aspect of double standard
in regard to University hous
ing. Russell Brown, associate to
the dean of student affairs
and a member of the com
mittee, stressed the fact that
the ad-hoc committee would
be starting with a clean slate.
No Limited
According to Marv Almy,
chairman of the committee,
the considerations of the com
mittee would not be limited.
The consensus of the com
mittee was that it would be
harmful to set a deadline for
accomplishing the writing of
any statement or policy.
Almy noted that the com
mittee would work as fast as
possible but that it would not
slight any aspect of the prob
lem which it felt to be nec
essary. Minority Reports
In establishing a set of pro
cedures, the committee de
cided that if it was necessary,
they would issue majority
and minority reports concern
ing any final decisions.
It was agreed that the com
mittee could c a 1 1 for a hear
ing in order to gain additional
information, if it felt it w a s
YD's Vote
To Oppose
Fee Hike
The Young Democrats
voted to circulate a petition
opposing a University tuition
hike at a meeting Thursday
night. According to Bruce
Mason, acting president, the
Young Republicans (YR's)
would not agree to jointly
sponsor the petition.
Cathie Shattuck, president
of YR's opposed supporting
the petition because, "we are
a political organization and
since our purpose is to g e t
candidates elected it would
be ridiculous to go a g a 1 n s t
their policies as an organiza
tion." Miss Shattuck added that
"this does not preclude indi
vidual members from sup
porting the petition."
The YD's also voted to give
$20 to an ASUN-approved or
ganization for giving William
Stean aid in meeting the cost
of his defense in his trial for
selling obscene literature.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1967 ' University of Nebraska xn, on
Underway For Extended
out suggestions for a pro
gram after Chancellor Clif
ford Hardin and the Univer
sity Regents suggested an
expanded scholarship pro
gram would be desirable if
tuition is raised.
Suggestion Follows
The Regents and Hardin
made the suggestion after
Gov. Norbert Tiemann rec
ommended a University tui
tion rise of $95 yearly for
residents and $64 yearly for
non-residents when he pre
sented his recommendations
on the University's 1967-69
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Students Organize ...
Committee To Judge
In Working For Higher Wage f
An ad hoc committee has
gathered approximately 100
names in an effort to deter
mine the extent of Interest
student employees have in
trying to form an association
of student workers to attempt
to receive a wage increase
from the University, accord
ing to Jim Whyte, a commit
tee member.
"This is being done on an
extremely informal basis,"
he said, "and this idea is be
ing more or less looked into
as a possibility."
Whyte was unable to de
termine the wage increase the
group will request until the
ad hoc committee has a March
12 meeting, which is now be
ing planned.
Increase Student Wages
"Due to the increase in the
dorm rates and the probable
tuition Increase," he said, "we
are trying to get an increase
in student wages."
Whyte pointed out that with
the probable tuition combin
ed with the residence hall in
crease, a work scholarship,
which the University provides
for many students, won't be
worth its full value.
"Students will lose about 46
per cent of the $400 work
scholarship if both tuition and
room and board are raised,"
he said.
Students Disturbed
Whyte said that many stu
dents are "really disturbed
about potential increases in
costs and they think we have
Ross said the program en
visioned would be a scholar
ship program, not a loan set
up. He said he hopes to have
some general proposals ready
for presentation at the March
Regents meeting.
Preliminary Plans
Ross stressed that the plans
are still in the preliminary
stages and that the propos
als outlined will not be spe
cific ones. He said the plan
is to have some type of
scholarship proposal ready to
present to the Legislature if
and when the lawmakers ap
a good point In asking for
the wages."
Whyte said that until the
March 12 meeting, he will be
IDA Lists Executive Candidates
By Mark Gordon
Junior Staff Writer
The Interdormitory Coordi
nating Committee announced
the names of the candidates
for IDA executive positions.
For president, Jim Arundel,
Abel sophomore, will oppose
John Fryar, Cather junior in
March 9 elections.
Arundel, a pre-law, history
major, is currently A b e 1
Sandoz Social Director and
served as chairman of t h e
AUF Independent Men's Fund
Drive last fall.
Arundel, from Omaha with
a 3.9 grade average, has been
an ASUN Associate for two
years serving on the Student
Conduct Committee, the Student-Faculty
Relations Com
mittee and the Centennial
A resident of Abel for two
years, Arundel served on the
Abel Supreme Court last
Arundel's opponent, John
Fryar, is a journalism major
from Stratton.
Fryar, Cather's IDCC rep
resentative, has also served
Cather as a secretary for one
year and as a floor president
for one year. He was a Dally
Nebraskan writer last semes
prove a substantial tuition
The funds for the expanded
scholarship program would
have to be provided for in
the University's final budget
appropriation, Ross said.
The University's budget is
presently in the hands of the
Legislature's Budget Com
mittee headed by Sen. Rich
ard Marvel of Hastings.
Public Hearings Held
The Committee held public
hearings on the University's
request last week and had
been holding executive ses
sion, presumably to discuss
the budget, this week. The
Omahans Vote Approval
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
A public hearing on a bill
to provide for a merger of
the University and Omaha
University is scheduled for
2 p.m. Monday at the State
house. The bill, LB 736, provides
that the two schools could
merge if Omaha voters ap
prove turning OU, an Omaha
chartered municipal universi
ty, over to state control.
The bill carries the emer
gency clause, making it ef
fective as soon as it is signed
by Gov. Norbert Tiemann.
The special election could be
held as early as September
since the bill calls for the
OU Regents proclamation of
a special election not less
than 60 days after the bill is
OU-NU Merger . .
Student Leaders Gather
To Issue Joint Release
A group of University stu
dent government leaders
have planned a Friday meet
ing with Omaha University's
student government to discuss
the proposed OU-University
gathering names of employ
ees who have expressed an
Interest in the proposed as
sociation. ter and a Student Senate As
sociate as a freshman.
Fryar, a Regents Scholar,
is also a member oi Phi Eta
Sigma, a freshmen honorary
Vying for the vice-presidency
are Paul Canarsky,
Abel sophomore and Nancy
Martson, Selleck sophomore.
Canarsky, an English major
from Rosalie, is presently
Abel-Sandoz Intramural Di
rector and chairman of t h e
Abel-Sandoz Food Committee.
A Phi Eta Sigma member,
Canarsky was an Abel vice
presidential candidate last
The only woman candidate,
Nancy Martson, Selleck soph
omore, is a transfer student
from Cottey College in
Nevada, Missouri.
At C o 1 1 e y, Miss Martson
was a Student Senate repre
sentative, a student coun
selor, a member of the Organ
Guild, Young Republicans,
the annual staff, the weekly
newspaper and the Math Ciub.
She also served as a cam
pus hostess and as social
chairman of the Magnoperian
Social Society at the Missouri
Miss Martson, a f a s h i o n
Financial Aid Program
senators made several precedent-setting
visits to t h e
University campuses last
week and the week before to
see first hand where the funds
appropriated would go.
The University had origi
nally proposed a total operat
ing budget of $98.6 million for
the two year period beginning
July 1, 1967, but cut their fig
ures to suit Tiemann's rec
ommendations of $87 million
for operating expenses.
University Agrees
Tiemann also proposed,
and the University agreed to,
a capital construction budget
Provides For
If the bill gets Legislative
approval and the transferral
is okayed by Omahans, the
merger would be effective
July 1, 1968, the end of the
1967 fiscal year.
Under the bill's provisions,
OU would be called the Uni
versity of Nebraska at Omaha
and control of OU would be
under the present University
Board of Regents.
The present position of OU
chancellor would be retained,
but the chancellor would be
appointed by and responsible
to the University Regents.
OU Transfer Funds
If the merger were ef
fected, the bill provides that
OU would transfer to the Uni
versity all construction and
operating funds on hand and
all municipal tax funds due
the school for the biennium.
Neither of the student
groups is particularly favor
able to the proposal and may
plan to issue a joint state
ment on the merger at t h e
Education Committee's hear
ing LB736, the Unicameral
merger bill, Monday, accord
ing to ASUN President Terry
Meet In Omaha
Schaaf said he, Roger
Doerr, ASUN first vice pres
ident, Bob Samuelson, ASUN
second vice president, Phil
Bowen and Dick Schulze will
meet with OU s t u d e n t s in
Schaaf termed the meeting
a preliminary one and said
the OU students "have ex
pressed a good deal of con
cern" about the merge pro
posal. What the students
merchandising and design
major from Central City, is
presently Sel'eck's B e s s e y
House scholastic director and
a member of the Young Re
publicans and the Organ
Guild at the University.
$25 Campaign
The candidates have been
restricted to a $25 campaign
expenditure by a motion
passed at Wednesday's IDCC
IDCC chairman Jim L u d
wig told the candidates that
they should contact the res
idence hall presidents and
residence directors of the
dormitories to deter
mine what residence hall lo
cations are off-limits for cam
paigning. The election is scheduled
March 9 from 8:30 a.m. until
7 p.m. in the residence halls.
Under constitutional regu
lations, the candidate receiv
ing the largest number of
votes, provided he receives at
least 40 per cent of them will
be declared the winner.
If a winner cannot be de
clared, a run-off election will
be held within ten days be
tween the two candidates re
ceiving the largest number of
votes, according to the con-ftitution.
of $40.9 million for 1967-69.
Tiemann recommends that a
total of $71 million in state
tax funds go to the Univer
sity. If the Legislature agrees to
Tiemann's proposals, the Uni
versity would be getting 49
per cent more in state funds
Tor the operational budget
than was appropriated in
The Budget Committee is
expected to complete its study
of the University budget and
present proposals on it and
student tuition by April 1.
Concern Expressed
Two members of the com
The funds would be put into
a cash fund separate from
the University funds.
After the 1968-69 fiscal year,
the funds for OU would be
provided in the general Uni
versity budget.
The endowment funds given
OU would stay in a separate
trust fund for the school if
the merger were effected and
future bequests to OU would
also go into this fund, under
the bill's terms.
OU Regents Favor
Discussion of the possible
merger became public in Jar
uary. The OU Regents are
strongly in favor of the merge
and University officials have
expressed a favorable atti
tude toward the possibility.
OU officials had set Jan. 1,
1968 as a possible target date
for the merge.
have said, Schaaf said, "indi
cate they are against the pro
posal." He said the OU opposition
may be d u e to a lack of un
derstanding on OU students
part, but added that he is not
personally in favor of a
Not Sold
"I'm not sold on the idea.
I don't see the advantages to
the University," Schaaf com
mented. "I don't see where it nec
essarily helps the University
in any way, but there are ad
vantages to it too," he said.
Schaaf said the merger
could m e a n a strengthening
of the state's educational sys
tem with the expanded facil
ities available to both insti
tutions. However, since only two
candidates have filed for each
position, there is no chance
of a run-off election.
The president and v 1 c e
president will assume office
one week after their election,
for a one-year term, according
to the IDA constitution.
After the election, the IDCC
will disband. Its last official
act will be to swear in the
newly elected officials of the
The president presides at
Executive Committee and
Council meetings.
He appoints the secretary
and treasurer of his execu
tive staff with Council ap
proval, he also appoints the
treasurers, secretaries, chair
men and members of the
standing and temporary com
mittees. The president is responsible
for stating Association
opinion before public a n d of
ficial assemblies and execut
ing all provisions of the Con
stitution, By-Laws and d u 1 y
enacted legislation of the
The vice-president can as
sume presidenital duties In
the president's absence and
can serve as president if the
preidency is vacated.
mittee, Sen. George Gerdei
of Alliance and Fern Hub
bard Orme of Lincoln have
expressed a concern over
Tiemann's tuition proposals.
Adverse reaction to the pro
posal has also come from oth
er senators, including Sen.
Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff
and other citizens.
If University tuition is in
creased to the rates asked by
Tiemann, University students
would pay a tuition rate 34
per cent higher than the av
erage rats at the Big Eight
schools and one of the highest
tuition rates in the nation.
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Eight of the twelve Omaha
senators co-sponsored the bill
which was originated by Sen.
Terry Carpenter.
The suggestion for the
merger came partially be
cause Omaha has been ex
periencing financial difficul
has also been talk of giving
some state aid to OU, but
more senators seem to favor
making the school a state in
stitution entirely.
Omahans Favor
Omaha Sen. Richard
Proud said he favors the
merge because Omahans
have indicated they will no
longer support OU to the ex
tent it should be supported "
Carpenter maintains that
OU's "problems have only
begun." He said if the schools
merge, the Omaha campus
could be as big or bigger
than the University."
OU has about 8,400 stu
dents, many of whom are
part-time or night students.
There are no dormitories at
OU, all students live off cam
pus and many are native
Omahans. Tuition at tha
school went up this fall which
resulted in some enrollment
Carpenter said he would
predict that Omahans would
approve the merger proposal
by "a vote of two to one."
YWs Hear
Of Youth's
Secretary of State Frank
Marsh was featured speaker
?lrAhe YounS Republican'!
(YR) meeting Thursday eve
ning. Marsh described briefly tha
power given to him as sec
retary of state under tha
state's recent presidential
preference primary laws, en
abling him to place on a bal
lot the names of persons he
feels are presidential candi
dates if they do not file
through a petition.
Westmoreland, Reagan
He suggested the names of
General William Westmore
land and California Governor
Ronald Reagan as two pos
sible names to place on Ne
braska's Presidential prefer
ence primary ballot.
He said that today's youth
will be living in "a computer
age of just plain wonders."
The problem facing young
people today is learning to
bve with the people of the
world, he concluded; the im
portant problem of the world
tomorrow will be in feeding
the world's population.
Carry On
Marsh said that this awe
some responsibility will be
borne more easily by those
active in political activities.
He appealed to the YR's to
continue to -influence officials
in state government and car
ry through their college work
by joining the senior Repub
lican Party.
Marsh was presented with
a trophy for service to tha
YR group by Cathie Shattuck,
An award, to be presented
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lican who does most to furth
er the YR's, was established
in Marsh's honor. The first
presentation was made by
Miss Shattuck to John Ever
road, lieutenant governor.