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Chancellor Clifford M. Hardin
will be named Wednesday night as
the Secretary of Agriculture for
President-elect Richard Nixon, ac
cording to sources in Washington
and the Nebraska statehouse.
Statehouse sources also disclosed
Tuesday that Merk Hobson, vice
chancellor and dean of faculties,
will serve as acting chancellor in
The Omaha World-IIerald said
Tuesday that Hardin had talked to
Nixon last week. The Washington
Post News Service said Monday
night that Hardin apparently was
the only candidate for the post who
had visited with Nixon.
HARDIN will be granted a leave
by George Kaufman
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The Faculty Senate hosted some
visitors Tuesday afternoon, but it
was strictly business as usual as
the group listened to committee
reports and adjourned early.
About 20 SDS (Students for a
Democratic Society) demonstrators
staged some dramatics outside
Love Library and distributed anti-
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Spy bill revised, passed
by Jim Pederten
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The Student Affairs Committee
Monday approved the resolution
prohibiting campus undercover
agents with only slight alterations
in the original document passed by
the ASUN Senate.
In its Nov. 22 meeting, the com
mittee issued a statement agreeing
in principle with the resolution but
adding that certain areas needed to
The areas of disagreement were
the legitimacy of the occupation of
undercover agents and the use of
the words "misconduct" and
"disciplinary action" in the
"IF THE resolution merely
disapproved of the University hir
ing undercover agents, I would ac
cept it," James Black man.
Associate Dean of the College of
Engineering and Architecture, said.
"But it prohibits a student from
working at a legitimate occupa
tion." What should not be permitted is a
student, under the false pretense of
being a student, spying on other
students, according to Paula
Teigeler, student representative.
Such a restriction would not in
terfere with any legal occupation.
Mickey Brazeal, a student on the
committee, added that the question
of occupational propriety is not
relevant to the direction taken by
Tb actions of student agents
comes under what the University
of absence to serve with Nixon.
University campus presidents and
University campus president and
the two vice-chancellors' as candi
dates to assume Hardin's position.
The Daily Nebraskan confirmed
independently Tuesday that Hardin
was scheduled to fly to Washington
Wednesday morning in time to ap
pear on national television that
night with Nixon and the rest of his
appointments. The broadcast
begins at nine p.m. CST.
SOURCES INDICATED that
Regent Richard Herman of Omaha
and George Cook of Lincoln were
involved in securing Hardin for thp
Though neither would deny
onstrators hosted by
ROTC leaflets to a sparse crowd,
then filed into the auditorium to
take seats in the front of the room.
BUT FACULTY members ex
pecting a "good show," as one
professor put it, were quite disap
pointed. Chancellor Clifford Hardin called
the meeting to order and said,
"You will notice we have some
visitors. What is your pleasure
handbook designates as moral ex
pectations beyond those of the
outside community, Brazeal said.
"I believe that there have been
cases in the past where student
undercover ageuU have been dealt
with informally by other students."
he continued. "The effect of the
disciplinary action will be to give
both sides the safeguards of the due
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The Ten Best Dressed coeds, announced Monday night at a fashion show sponsored by AWS
and the Union Hospitality Committee, are (back row) Fran Koziol, Connie Manstedt, Starr
Ilirschback, Jean Andrews, Carolyn Casper, Marti Gottschalk, Ginger Joselyik, (frdht row)
Karen Hughes, Maureen Johnson and Connie Douglas. The winners were presented with
trophies and gift certificates from Quentins.
Hardin's appointment earlier this
week, both indicated without direct
confirmation that he would become
Secretary of Agriculture.
Cook is a key man in the state
Republican organization and
Herman has worked with Nixon's
staff during the transition between
HARDIN HAS been chancellor of
the University since July, 1954. He
came to NU from Michigan State
University where he served as dean
of the School of Agriculture.
He received his baccalaureate
and graduate degrees from Purdue
University in 1937, 1939, and
received his Ph.D. in 1941.
He was a member of the faculty
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concerning letting them stay?"
Several members murmured
"Yes," and Hardin reminded the
SDS members that they did not
have privilege of the floor.
Throughout the rest of the 45
minute meeting, the demonstrators
sat quietly, passing "a note telling
them to get up and walk out at a
BUT THE planned moment never
came; and Hardin adjourned the
senate without incident, leaving
professors filing out mumbling
about "no show."
No real action was taken during
the shortened session, as two
reports were approved and two
others discussed and referred to
One of the most important and
controversial, the resolution to
establish a committee on human
rights, was given little hope of
reaching the senate floor before the
February, 1969, meeting.
THOMAS B. Thorson, chairman
in agricultural economics at the
University of Wisconsin from 1941
to 1944. He joined the faculty at
Michigan State in 1944. There he
also served as professor and
chairman of agricultural
HOBSON SERVED as dean of the
University College of Engineering
and Architecture from 1957 to 1965
when he was named vice chancellor
for research and dean of the
graduate college. He is currently
dean of faculties.
He has been a member of the
University staff since 1950 when he
was appointed assistant professor
of chemical engineering.
Hobson received a bachelor of
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of the Committee on Committees,
gave a "progress report" on the
resolution introduced by Ivan
Volgyes in the September meeting
and referred to his committee at
the Nov. 5 meeting.
He said that, due to Thanksgiving
vacation, no report could be made
ready for this meetng, and that
Christmas vacation would probably
defer any action until February.
Thorson added, "I assure you we
have not treated our charge light
ly," but said that he did not think it
was the duty of the committee to
decide for the senate whether or
not the resolution should be
INSTEAD, he said, his committee
was approaching it from three
directions: 1. drafting a declaration
of human rights: 2. formulating a
statement of definition for the pro
posed committee; and. 3. surveying
existing faculty committees to see
what is already being done in this
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science degree from Wisconsin, and
his master of science degree and
Ph.D. from Northwestern Univer
sity. HARDIN HAS been involved with
food and agricultural problems at
the national level through pro-
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University building plans,
faculty salaries hurt
by Jim Evinger
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The University will probably have to enter a "period
of retrenchment" should the budget recommendations of Gov.
Norbert Tiemann be adopted by the Legislature.
This was a tentative statement given Tuesday by President
Joseph Soshnik based on "the minimal amount of available
TIEMANN released Monday his budget recommendations.
The University operating request was over $101 million dollars.
Tiemann's recommendation for the University to the
Legislature was some $68 million.
The University's capital construction request of over $24
million was slashed to $4.71 million. Soshnik called the con
struction request cutback "a moratorium" on the University's
Soshnik also said it was the understanding of University
officials that there will be a five per cent annual salary,
adjustment for faculty personnel if the funds are available.
The University budget request asked for a nine per cent
increase in faculty-level salaries. ;
"A FIVE per cent adjustment would only intensify our
necessary retrenchments from the 1968-69 level of operations,
based on our understanding of the situation," Soshnik said.
The slash of capital construction allowances would mean
"a sharp cutback in the University's long range building
program approved by the Legislature four years ago," the
Lincoln president said.
He explained that the Lincoln campuses and outstate
service areas of the University have had building allowances
of $13-14 million per biennium for the last two bienniums.
He said the proposed allowance was under $3 million for
the next biennium.
THERE WOULD be no new major buildings started and
all funds for land acquisition would be shut off under the
Governor's recommendat,';ns, Soshnik explained.
University at Omaha : -jpus President Kirk Naylor said
Tuesday he was very disturbed about Tiemann's recom
mendations. Based on the Governor's proposed cuts, he
doubted the Omaha campus's ability to handle next year's
"I'm very concerned about a severe cut in the capital
construction budget," Naylor said. He explained new buildings
are a high priority at Omaha and that Tiemann's recom
mendations would prohibit new classroom facilities from being
Public hearing planned
for sales tax legislation
A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon
to consider state sales tax legislation. The Unicameral'!
Revenue Committee will sponsor the hearing.
At stake is Legislative Bill 3 which would rescind the
scheduled drop in the two and one half per cent sales tax
rate to two per cent effective Jan. 1.
The bill was introduced Monday to the Unicameral in
a special session called by Gov. Norbert Tiemann. The bill,
written by Tiemann, is sponsored by Sens. Roland Luedtke
and William Swanson, of Lincoln, Sen. C. W. Holmquist of
Oakland and Sen. George Gerdes of Alliance.
TIEMANN addressed the Legislature Monday and
presented his $33 million general fund budget recommendation.
He again told Legislators that the two and one half per cent
tax rate is necessary to finance what he has termed a
continuation budget for the next biennium.
This repeats statements made Dec. 3 by Tiemann that
if the tax rate falls to two per cent, the available general
fund resources for the next biennium will be somewhere
near $321 million, short of Tiemann's recommendations.
LB3 would have to be passed as an emergency clause
to go into effect. This type of legislation requires at least
33 affirmative votes. Most observers indicate that Tiemann
will have difficulty achieving this many votes.
HOWEVER, a preliminary summary of agency budget
requests by the Legislative Fiscal Office concludes that the
Legislature can finance a continuation budget for the next
biennium with the two per cent tax rate.
"Even with the presently scheduled decrease in the rate
on January I to two per cent, a basically continuation-level
budget could likely be financed," the report states.
Request da tion
Agency Operating Budget ...$334,051,050 $246,671,796
(University of Nebraska .... 24.300,000 4,071,000)
State Aid to Education 120,000,000 50,000,000
Aid to Cities and Counties .... 20,000,000 20,000,000
Capital Construction 68,909,329 15.687,663
(University of Nebraska .... 101,024,122 68,232,751)
Total 1342,960,439 $33259,459
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Turkey, technical assistance for
agriculture in Colombia, and a
Latin American and International
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