The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 05, 1967, Image 1

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Summer Nebraskan
No. 4
Wednesday, July 5, 1967
Professor Retires
After 18 Years
In the past 50 years the em
phasis in formal agricultural
education has shifted from
improved farming practices
to management decision and
marketing problems, accord
ing to Dr. Howard Deems,
professor of Agricultural Edu
cation at the University of
.Nebraska College of Agricul
ture and Home Economics.
Dr. Deems retired June 30
after 18 years at NU.
Dr. Deems noted that the
1963 Vocational Education Act
redefined agriculture to in
clude the services now ren
dered to a farmer such as
those providing him with fer
tilizer and fuel.
The longtime chairman of
the NU Dept. of Vocational
Education (now Ag. Educa
tion), also stated that there is
increased emphasis on con
tinuing education after high
school in college, technical
agriculture schools, adult edu
cation courses or short
As part of this increased
emphasis on continuing edu
cation, the NU Agriculture
Education department has
been active in promoting in
service education to help to
day's high school Vo Ag
teachers keep up to date.
Service Examples
He listed the programs in
electric welding as one
example of such services.
Dr. Deems also noted that
high school vocational agricul
ture programs are no longer
intended merely for farm
"We no longer insist on a
supervised farming project as
we once did," he commented.
"We still require work ex
perience but a boy can get
this from working for an ele
vator or a fertilizer dealer."
In addition high school
teachers now try to inform
their students about oppor
tunities in all fields of agri
culture, both on and off the
The NU College of Agricul
ture has made a number of
changes in its program to
meet changing needs. Among
these are offering an Agricul
ture Business Education op
tion which stresses manage
ment, marketing, finance and
credit. There is also a
Specialized Agriculture Edu
cation option in such fields as
Dr. Deems noted that it is
There aren't enough buying
art collectors in the Midwest
to prevent artists from mi
grating to the east and west
coasts, said Richard Randell,
guest speaker at the Art Cen
tennial Institute Thursday.
"There are only enough
artists west of the Hudson
and east of the Rockies to ful
fill the available teaching po
sitions, the remaining ones
migrate where the money is
and the Midwest is left in a
relative cultural void," Ran
dell explained.
One problem the artist
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Hlchard Randell (right) explains to Norman A. Geske, director of Sheldon Memorial Art
Haliery, that his work, Yellow Pylon, 1966, is made only of plywood.
now possible for a student to
meet all the requirements of
one field of specialization,
such as animal science, at the
same time he is getting
teaching certificate.
Programs such as this came
about because "we are aware
that modern agriculture is
specialized industry and these
specialized programs help us
to meet the needs of a parti
cular area," Dr. Deems said.
Practical Training
Technical agriculture
schools, such as the one oper
ated by the University at Cur
tis, help students get ad
vanced practical training in
greater depth than in high
"Students at technical
schools pick out an area of
specialization and spend most
of their time working on it.
They study the topic and
needed related subjects but
the education is practical
rather than academic," Dr.
Deems stated.
In addition the University's
Agricultural Extension Ser
vice and its County Agents
help farmers keep up on the
latest advances in agriculture
through adult education
Such organizations as the
Young Farmers Education
Association are also available
to help young men establish
themselves in farming.
Banks Sponsor
Six Fellowships
A staff member at the Uni
versity of Nebraska was ac
cepted as one of six faculty
members at colleges from
Hawaii to New York for sum
mer employment in com
mercial banks through a new
American Bankers Associa
tion fellowship program, i,
Carl C. Neilsen, assistant
professor of business organi
zation and marketing, at the
University is being sponsored
by the Omaha National Bank.
The fellowships are designed
to give college and graduate
level teachers with an interest
in banking a working ac
quaintance with practical
banking problems. They also
allow bank officers to discuss
their problems with experi
enced teachers and researchers.
Midwest Artists Create Void
faces today is the growing
and extensive use of com
mercial art.
It is eliminating th artist
by ehminating the necessity
to make things by hand, Ran
dell said.. Computerized
moods and ideas into Dat
terns and designs may elimi
nate the need for artists.
Roles Set
Artists have been forced
into playing a role, because
those artists with less color
ful lives have been played
down, Randell said displaying
his own color on stage with a
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Featured at Population,
One of the greatest single
challenges the world faces to
day is whether or not the
swelling ranks of mankind '
can produce enough food to
sustain life without hunger.
This will be the main con
cern of those attending the
Agricultural Economic Insti
tute on the world population
and food crisis at the Univer
sity of Nebraska Center f o r
Continuing Education Thurs
day. The conference beginning
at 9 a.m. will be sponsored by
the NU departments of agri
cultural, cooperative exten
sion service, summer ses
sions and the Nebraska Un
ion. The world population is
now 3.5 billion and increasing
at the rate of one million a
week, says Dr. Everett E.
Petersob, professor of agri
cultural economics and direc
tor of the institute.
It has taken over 6,000
years of recorded history to
reach three billion people and
it will only take another 33
years to add another three
billion, Peterson said.
"Food consumption has
been greater than production
in each of the past six years
and this makes the statistics
begin to sound very alarming
indeed," Peterson noted.
Statistics Shown
These statistics are
brought out in Dr. William
Paddock's book Famine 1975
co-authored by his brother.
Dr. Paddock will be one of
the speakers at the institute
"Paddock and his brother
have produced a book which
is a well written, well docu
mented nightmare. It is fas
cinating, frightening reading
and should be read by any
one who has a stomach," said
R. Neale Copple, head of
the School of Journalism and
one of the questioners on the
afternoon panel at the insti
tute. When the Paddock brothers
finish building their case, the
attentive reader may well
find that he has been living in
the midst of potential disaster
and paying only lip service
to it," Copple said.
Everything that is a main
concern in this part of the
country food production, ed
ucation and philosophy of eco
nomicsis touched upon in
this book, he noted.
"No one can read and be-
light yellow shirt, red and
yellow flowered vest and blue
and white striped pants. He
looked very modish though
not beatnikish in his "Cali
fornia outfit."
Accustomed to public
speaking and teaching, most
artists are university edu
cated and have had an in
creasing exposure to the hu
manities and the liberal arts,
he said.
"An artist must believe in
the methods and modes he is
using. He can't just hop on
the bandwagon and follow
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Dr. Ivan L. Bennett, Jr.
lieve even a part of Pad
docks' account without know
ing right here in the b r e a d
basket of the world the battle
of the world will be fought,
with little assurance that it
will be won," Copple stressed.
"I'm sure not everyone
agrees with the Paddock
brothers, but I am also sure
anyone who knows anything
about food and population
also agrees in part," he said.
Good Job
"Judging from n few pass-
ing remarks in his book, I'm
sure Paddock will feel com
plimented, but as a journalist
I am compelled to say he has
done a good journalistic job
of assembling the facts and
presenting them to the read
er," Copple said.
He never attempts to de
scribe or eliminate the conse
quences of rioting, starving
people. It is at least as ap
palling to leave the results
to the imagination of the
reader, he said. .
the latest trend such as pop
art. Those who don't believe
in what they are doing are
found out by fellow artists
and rejected," Randell ex
plained. No one suddenly comes up
with a gimmick, he a d d e d.
Rosenquist, a popular pop
artist, painted for nine
years in New York before
anyone besides his mother
knew his name, Randell
Artists have always used
materials, ideas and concepts
of direct sensory experience
Stone was the predominate
medium used earlier since
it was plentiful, Randell said.
Plastics Used
Now artists are beginning
to u s e plastics and certain
kinds of glass, he mentioned.
"Carving wood now is very
expensive and relatively hard
to come by. It costs $200-$30O
for a log. Marble takes
months in transportation and
may arrive broken. I often
use plywood or whatever is
available," Randell said.
Some sculptures refuse to
use bronze today because it
is identified with traditions
they don't believe in, he
"The art of t o d a y is ca
pable of showing essential
human characteristics today.
I cannot make a sculpture of
a horse. It is not in my daily
life. I would have to go to a
zoo to look at one," Randell
"Daily impressions make
up my world and give me
subjects for art. I can create
cars and traffic jams I see
them every day and can't
just close my eyes too them,"
he explained.
Mechanistic sterile forms
are in our lives today, like
plastic cups and saucers, so
artists are beginning to u s e
more plastics and aluminum
as a symbol of coldr ass, Ran
dell said.
International Concerns
"Behind this situation are
two forces the exploding
population in the low income
countries and the rapid rise
in per capita incomes in t h e
more, advanced ones," says
Lester R. Brown, admin
istrator of the International
Development Service in
Washington, another institute
"T h e rapidly expanding
food buying power of the high
income nations is draining off
food production .and. food re
serves, thus aggravating the
food supply situation, already
critical because of burgeon
ing populations in the less de
veloped, lower income coun
tries," Brown says.
World grain consumption
now runs ahead of produc
tion and most of the avail
able grain goes to those na
tions which can afford it, not
to the low-income nations
which need it most, Brown
"Achieveing a satisfactory
balance between food and
people will not be easy. Sel
dom has history required that
so much change be com
pressed into so short a per
iod of time," Brown says.
Face Problem
"This problem is the con
cern of those of us who will
be alive in the next 33 years.
It will affect agricultural and
foreign policies, not to men
tion the taxes touched upon
by foreign aid. However, it
is impossible for the U.S. to
feed the world. Countries will
have to embark upon self
help programs," Peterson said.
The first speaker at the in
stitute will be Lester R.
Brown with opening state
ments concerning the world's
food and population problem
at 9:30 a.m.
Policies and programs for
meeting world food needs will
be discussed by the second
speaker, Dr. Ivan L. Bennett,
Jr. at 10:15 a.m.
Private Industry's role In
world food production and ec
onomic development is the
topic Gordon Pehrson will
discuss at 11:00 a.m.
The luncheon speaker will
be Chancellor Clifford Hard
in mentioning the role of the
land grant university in this
Book Discussed
The book Famine 1975 will
be discussed by its author Dr.
William Paddock at 1:30 p.m.
This will be followed by
a panel discussion. The ques
tioners will be R. Neale
Copple, Dr. James Kendrick,
associate professor of agri
cultural economics, and Her
bert Hughes, a wheat farmer
from Imperial.
Lester R. Brown holds de
grees in agriculture, econom
ics and public administration
from, respectively, Rutgers
University, University of
Maryland and Harvard Uni
versity. Serves As Specialist
In 1959, Brown entered the
U.S. Department of Agricul
ture, serving as a country
specialist for i the Southeast
Asian countries.
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After graduating from
Harvard, Brown was in rap
id succession: Regional Econ
omist for the Far East and
South Asia Branch, assistant
to the deputy director of the
Foreign Regional Analysis Di
vision, assistant to the ad
ministrator of the Economic
Research Service, staff econ
omist in the office of the
Secretary and administrator,
International Agricultural De
partment Service,
t In this position, he coordi
nates the Department of Agri
culture's programs to in
crease world food production,
generally sponored by the
Agency for International De
velopment, and advises the
Secretary of Agriculture on
problems of international
trade, world food needs and
agricultural development.
In 1966 he received the Ar
thur S. Fleming Award as
one of ten Outstanding Young
Men in the world food situa
tion which may shape U.S.
foreign agricultural policy in
the years immediately ahead.
Medical Training
Dr. Ivan L. Bennett, Jr. re
ceived his M.D. degree from
Emory University. He contin
ued his postgraduate and resi
dency training in internal
medicine at Emory, Johns
Hopkins and Duke and was
certified as a diplomate of the
American Board of Internal
Medicine in 1954.
From 1947 to 1949 he was a
guest investigator at the Na
val Medical Research Insti
tute in Bdhesda.
In 1958 he became Baxley
Professor of Pathology and
director of the department at
Johns Hopkins University
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Presents Operatic Arias
The first Summer Sessions
"Time for Enjoyment" pro
gram, featuring operatic bar
itone John J. Zei accompa
nied by his wife Joyce Zei,
will be presented at 3:30 this
afternoon at Sheldon Me
morial Art Gallery.
Zei says the program will
include six areas representa
tive of Handel, Stradella,
Wagner and Verdi plus a
complete selection of Ger
man, Ficoch and English art
songs by Schumann, Debussy,
Chausson, Hahn and Rach
maninoff. The songs are "Si, tr i
ceppi" from "Bernice" by
Handel, "Tears Such as Ten
der Fathers Shed" from "De
borah" by Handel, "Thanks
Be To Thee" from "Israel in
Egypt" by Handel
"Col Mio Sangue Compre
rei" from "II Floridoro" by
Stradella, "Song Cycle of Six,
Opus 90" by Schumann, "O
Du Mein Holder Abendstern"
from "Tannhauser" by Wag
ner, "Romance" by Debus
sy, "L'Heure Exquise" by
Hahn, "O Fb Offrande" by
Hahn. "Le Charne" by Chaus
R. Brown
School of Medicine and pathologist-in-chief
of the J o h n s
Hopkins Hospital.
He is a member of the
Board of Scientific Advisors
of the Armed Forces Institute
of Pathology, the National
Board of Medical Examiners
and the Executive Committee
of the Division of Medical
Science of the National Re
search Council.
Dr. Bennett was nominated
in 1966 by President Johnson
and confirmed by the Senate
to be deputy director of the
Office of Science and Techno
logy in the Executive Office
of the President.
Appointment Made
He was appointed by Presi
dent Johnson as chairman of
the President's Panel on the
World Food Supply.
Dr. William Paddock is the
consultant in Tropical Agri
cultural Development, a plant
pathologist and the author of
"Hungry Nations" and "Fam
ine 1975."
He received his B.S. for
Iowa State College and his
Ph. D. from Cornell Univer
sity. Dr. Paddock was a profes
sor of plant pathology at
Pennsylvania State and Iowa
State and spent five years as
the director of the Pan Ameri
can School of Agriculture in
Honduras which serves 14
Latin American countries.
He has also served as head
of Latin American Affairs for
National Academy of
Gordon O. Pehrson is the
vice president of Internation
al Minerals and Chemical
Corporation in New York.
son and "Four Songs" by
Zei and his wife have
worked as a musical team
since 1959. His musical in
terests include opera, concert
and oratorio.
As well as appearing in ra
dio and television, Zei said he
has performed in and around
Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas,
Toledo, Detroit and Boston.
He is now assistant professor
of voice at the University of
Before coming to Nebras
ka, Zei taught at the Univer
sity of New Hampshire and
the University of Michigan.
He was featured in the Gard
ner Series, Isabell Stewart
Gardner Museum, Boston.
In a joint concert with the
Boston Pops Orchestra at
Symphony Hall, Boston, he
also conducted The New
hampshiremen, male chohus
of the University of New
Performing for television
creates a grueling schedule
and the effective presentation
of a concert vocalist requires
a keen director, according to
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