The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1969, Image 1

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by Gary Seacrest
Nebraskan Staff Writer
Although motorists and pedestrians
may doubt it, the University's city
campus did not grow by accident.
Since 1920 the University has had four
comprehensive plans for the
downtown campus.
The latest and most detailed plan
was done in 17 by the firm of
C a u d 1 1 1-Rowlett-Scott; architects,
planners and engineers.
Their plan was designed for the day
when the two Lincoln campuses would
have an tnrollment of 25,000 students.
1'he 17 comprehensive plan was also
lo resolve the environmental problems
of the University.
Goals set
Some of the goals of the 1967 plan
tor the city campus Include:
Plans for 21,500 students who will
have their major course load on the
City Campus, with flexibility for
further growth.
A pedestrian campus with a
unified and compact area,
Creation of 14,500 surface and
garage automobile parking spaces
Regent may run for
lieutenant governor
by Randy York
Ncbraskun Staff Writer
A member of the University of
Nebraska Board of Regents confirmed
Tuesday that he is interested in runn
ing for lieutenant governor in 1970.
Edward Schwartzkopf of Lincoln
said he is definitely Interested in
the post, but added that if the future
NU chancellor wanted him to remain
In his capacity as a Regent, he would
"feel obligated to do so,"
"I'm not the kind of person to Jump
into a political race or any other race,
for that matter, just because
somebody else wants me lo run."
Swartzkoph's lieutenant governor
prospects started brewing Saturday
when he and Governor Norbert B.
Tiemann attended the Nebraska
Colorado football game. I was asked
If I had an Interest in the Job,"
Swartzkopf said, "and I said, I cer
tainly do. "
"A lot of personal things have to
fall into place, however," he added.
"The most important thing right now
Is getting a new chancellor for the
Schwartzkoipf said, "If the new chan
cellor wanted me to stay on, I would
feel compelled to stay on the board."
The opening for lieutenant governor
developed earlier this fall when In
cumbent John C. Everroad announced
he does not plan to seek re-election.
State legislator Clifton Batchhelder of
Nebraska photo by Jim Dean
best friend
to go underground
that will be convenient for staff,
students and visitors.
Providing parking close to key
buildings such as the Library, Col
iseum, Museum, Administration,
Union, Historical Society and faculty
Vehicular circulation that will
allow freedom of access yet separate
circulation for pedestrian and
automobile traffic
Realigning or closing 16th and
17th Streets once the Northeast
Diagonal is constructed.
Carl A. Donaldson, NU business
manager, stressed the fact that the
1967 comprehensive plan represents
no definite time-table, but is a pro
jected plan when University enroll
merit reaches 25,000.
Donaldson said the main purpose
of the plan is to serve as a guide
in the future development of the two
Lincoln campuses. The plan should
not be regarded as a final picture
Df the future, but the beginning to
a continuing process of change and
The business manager said the
Omaha said after Everroad's an
nouncemcnt, that he would seek the
"I think Everroad has done a great
job." Schwartzkopf said. "But I don't
think the job has the acceptance that
it should have, I think it should be
more than a part-time office, and I'm
sure he (Everroad) spent much more
time on the job than people expect."
"I think the office should make
positive and constructive contribution
to state government" he continued.
"It needs strong direction and
leadership, and I feel I can provide
that leadership."
Everroad was successful in bringing
Industry into the state, according to
Schwartzkopf, who is coordinator for
industrial arts and education in the
Lincoln Public School system.
"He's a good promote r,"
Schwartzkopf said of Everroad. "He's
a good example of the idea that the
office doesn't make the man, but the
man makes the office."
Schwartzkopf said many conditions
in the state could be improved by
the lieutenant governor, whose
responsibility now is to preside over
the state legislative sessions.
It looks like kind of a tug-of-war is
being waged between the executive
and legislative branches," Schwartz
kopf commented. I don't think this
kind of situation gets results.
continued on page 3
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by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
The Faculty Senate Tuesday refused
to take a stand on the Nov. 14 and
15 National Vietnam Moratorium.
Meeting on East Campus in the
Nebraska Center, the Senate "con
sidered three resolutions.
The first motion, sponsored by Dr.
Stephen H. Voss, assistant professor
of philosophy, stated that participa
tion the Vietnam moratorium by
members of the University communi
ty should be endorsed.
The Senate voted, however, to
substitute a second resolution spon
sored by Dr. Edward Megay, asso
ciate professor of political science.
Megay's motion said in part, "This
Senate, as an official organ of a
public university, is not expected to,
and should not, commit itself or its
members, directly or indirectly, on
issues of public policy. . ."
A third resolution, which if ap
proved would have been substituted
for Megay's resolution, was voted
Sponsored by Dr. Robert Haller,
associate professor of English, the
motion said. "Be it resolved that the
University (Faculty) Senate, through
its Human Rights Committee, devote
some time during the scheduled
Moratorium to consideration of the
inter-relations between public policy
and university government a& these
now exist defeated, the Senate was
Since Voss's and Halter's resolutions
had been defeatedn the Senate was
faced with a vote on Megay's motion,
but a motion to table Megay's pro
posal was approved 08-87.
The primary issue before the Senate
University is now in the process of
expanding parking space along the
perimeter of the campus. Parking is
being expanded In the area eawst of
17th St. and more lots will soon bo
built west of Schramm Hall.
Donaldson said, "We try to anticipate
and plan enough parking for a year
in advance."
The State Fairgrounds is now being
used for parking by some 350 students
and faculty and Donaldson feels the
system is working out well. He said
many students like the Fairgrounds
and shuttle bus system because it is
faster than parking In the regular lot
s and walking to their classes.
Parking eliminated
As campus growth continues, more
faculty parking lots will be
eliminated. Eventually there will bo
no parking in the central-campus
area. Donaldson, commenting on the
pedestrian campus said, "It is better
to cluster buildings on the campus
and allow travel by foot."
Donaldson feels that high-rise
parking garages for the University
are Impractical for many reasons. He
cited the fact tliat the Legislature does
not favor appropriating money for the
garages. Thus the garages would have
to be financed by tho students using
"The costs of parking garages is
prohibitive because of high interest
rates." Donaldson said. "It would be
cheaper for students to park In the
garages downtown than to pay tho
rates for any future NU garages."
Parking gurages aiso create
tremendous traffic congestion during
peak hours, according to Donaldson.
He said the big problem is "how
would you scatter the garages around
so you could get in and out of them
Although NU Is not planning to build
any high-rise parking garages, It is
planning to construct sub-surface
parking. One of Uie sub-surface
garages is proposed for the present
athletic fields, one tinder the site of
the Engineering Building, another in
the development of the Campus Com- .
murilty Mall and one south of the
The 19C7 comprehensive plan pro
poses that the sub-surface parking
accommodate 4,350 automobiles. This
type of parking enables valuable land
to be used for buildings and, at the
same time, provides for central cam
pus parking.
If the University cannot afford sub
surface garages then it will rely on
4,000 spaces in the Hayward School
area, northwest of the present cam
pus. However, this parking space Is
now intended for sporta events in the
proposed new athletic area.
In an effort to have a unified city
campus, the 1967 plan proposes to
create a pedestrian campus. This plan
would eliminate through traffic, yet
allow interior circulation of
wasn't approval or disapproval of the
Moratorium. Professors agreed that
the issue is whether or not Faculty
Senate should take a stand at all.
A number of faculty senates at other
universities as well as a number of
university presidents and chancellors
'Doc' treats
minus or many
His eyes are open.
To realize the beauty in the softness
of a red balloon.
To transcend ourselves.
Live for others.
Oh God we must be open with each
He wants to know. Know people
Know how they think and feel.
Know how they can be
Knowledge of life Is the apex of ex
istence. There is such a man. Ills name
is "Doc.
This poem describes Ron Kurten
bach, better known to Centennial Col
lege students as "Doc."
Kurtenbach, a graduate student in
Four voting locations have
been established for Wednes
day's student election for
homecoming queen. All full
time students are eligible to
Students in the College of
Arts and Sciences will vote in
the Union; Teachers College
students will vote in Teachers
College; agriculture, home eco
nomics and dentistry students
will vote in the East. Union;
and all students In other col
leges will vote at Love Library.
The polls will be open from
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All stu
dents may then vote at the
Nebraska Union between 6 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Elections are being
conducted by Corn Cobs and
Tassels under the supervision
of ASUN.
Students will be required to
present their identification
cards at tho polls lo be eligible
to vote. There will not be a
mark placed on the ID this
year, however the ID cards
will bo retained If any Irregu
larity should arise.
The finger of each Individual
w 1 1 1 be stamped. Ballots
marked Incorrectly will be in
valid, so students should fol
low tho instructions on the
Students are asked to make
no attempts to call the tabulat
ing center o obtain any results
on the election outcome.
The queen and her attendants
will be announced at Intermis
sion of tne, Paul and
Mary concert Friday night at
Pershing Auditorium.
The queen, hor attendants
and their parents will bo hon
ored at a luncheon Saturday
at 11 a.m. at tho Lincoln Hotel.
Satellite inventor to speak
in Union ballroom Thurs.
The famed inventor of the com
munications satellite and co-author of
the book and film "2001: A Space
Odyssey" will speak Thursday at 3:30
p.m. the Union Ballroom.
Arthur C. Clarke won the Franklin
Institute's Gold Medal in 1963 for his
idea of a communications satellite
explained in a technical paper in
He is also the author of about 40
books, both non-fiction and fiction.
Many are science fiction novels.
Since the early 1950' s Clarke has
been an underwater enthusiast around
Australia and Ceylon. His skin diving
explorations have been the subject of
several books and articles.
He has published in magazines such
as Reader's Digest. Holiday, Playboy
and tho New York Times Magazine.
Clark graduated from King's Col
lege in London with honors In physics
and math. He is past chairman of
have taken a pro-moratorium stand
in the last two months.
"The merit of the issue has nothing
to do with the impropriety and im
prudence of bringing it before this
body," Megay said in defense of his
English, is the night janitor for the
Centennial College and has captured
the minds of many of the students
Kurtenbach has experienced more
of the "reality of maliciousness in
society" than the average person, yet
his true belief in and love for people
Is unshaken.
He was dismissed from teaching
high school in Ankeny, Iowa, a middle
class suburb of Des Moines, when he
refused to sign a pledge saying he
would never use an Anglo Saxon word
for sexual Intercourse again in the
He had used the word, citing an
example of an instructor at Wayne
State College, where he was an
undergraduate, who used the word in
class frequently.
Kurtenbach said, "Ankeny w a s a
negative experience." He added that
perhaps he should have organized
some sort of resistance, and also that
a good teacher organization might
have helped him.
"The most frustrating thing,"
Kurtenbach said, "is that we could
not carry on a rational conversation.
He left Ankeny a conscientious objec
tor and went to Newark, New
He became a VISTA volunteer in
the North Ward of Newark, a
predominantly working class white
district, and began working with
children. He encouraged them to read,
paint, talk, but mostly to com
municate, lie was astounded to find
how anti-Black they were.
Continued on page 3
ASUN to interview
for staff positions
Interviews for ASUN staff will be
Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In
the ASUN office, Nebraska Union
room 335.
All interested students may sign up
in room 335 before Thursday night.
New staff members will do projects
on the committees which they signed
up for or to which they are assigned,
and special projects for the whole
Officials OK record
ASUN fund request
by John Dvorak
Nebraskan Staff Writer
After three meetings with student
government leaders, top University
officials Tuesdnv approved the largest
ASUN budget in' history.
Campus President Joseph Soshnlk
said that the Board of Regents will
probably not ask to review the budget,
although they have that power.
Arthur C. Clark
the British Interplanetary Society and
a member of the Academy of
Astronautics and the Royal
Astronomical Society.
"We are sitting here as persons
professionally engaged In a scientific
enterprise," he continued. Thus we
know that as such we have no com
petence in normative questions."
There Is plenty of official business
to keep the Senate busy, he continued.
The Senate has no business taking
votes on emotion-laden controversial
issues which don't have to be dealt
with, he added.
Faculty appointments, promotions
and research grants could come to
depend on how one voted on a political
or moral issue, Megay said.
Megay and other professors em
phasized that the Senate should never
commit itself formally on a question
of political significance.
"The private lives of faculty
members are another thing," Megay
said. For instance my wife and I
marched in the Moratorium."
The Senate should not politicize
itself until forced to by gestapo troops
with machine guns in hand, Megay
concluded. His remarks were met
with a burst of applause.
Acting-Chancellor Merk II 0 b s 0 n
passed the gavel as president of the
Faculty Senate for a time to express
his views.
Recognized as a professor 0 f
chemistry, Hobson supported Megay's
motion. Others who supported the
motion were Dr. C. Peter Magrath,
Dean of Faculties and Prof. R. Neale
Copple, chairman of the Faculty
Liaison Committee.
Other faculty member's disagreed.
Edgar Pearlstein, instructor in
physics, said that one of the reasons
the United States is in such a horrible
mess in Vietnam Is that so many
people and organizations have decided
not to get Involved and take a stand.
Dr. Dudley Bailey, chairman of the
English department, said that he
treasures the separation of his pro
fessional and private life. In theory,
the Senate should not take a stand
on the Moratorium.
"But we're involved in political
matters whether we like it or not,"
Bailey said.
Another professor pointed out that
the University is involved in politics.
Look at the Reserve Officers Training
Corps and the acceptance of National
Defense Funds, he said. Although
Megay's resolution was tabled. It
could be resurrected and approved
or disapproved at next month's
The Moratorium issue was clearly
the key issue of the 95-minute Senate
Meeting. Following consideration of
Megay's resolution the Senate ad
journed with half the agenda un
completed. The faculty was happy to leave
although many were not happy with
the result, one professor said after
the meeting. "In essence, the Senate
refused to refuse to take a stand,"
he said.
The approved budget $26.4r5.25
differs only slightly from the one
ASIHV Senate passed in October. Ex
penditures for tho recent Time Out
program wem $1,000 lesj than
originally budgeted. Funds for the
Faculty Evaluation book were also
reduced by $500.
To define
According to Ross, the three
meetings were needed to better define
where the proposed money would be
spent. He said the meetings were not
meant to question the justification of
the expenditures.
The first budget submitted to ad
ministrators by ASUN Included only
total figures for each project. At the
administration's request, breakdowns
on most projects were provided. In
most cases the heads of the programs
attended the meetings to explain the
Discussion at the Monday meeting
focused on Regent and Administrative
authority over ASUN spending.
Soshnik pointed out that student fees
are "nondiscretlonary contributions:"
students do not voluntarily pay the
$51.50 per semester in student fees.
Subject to rules
Student fees are collected b y
authority of the Nebraska Unicameral
and the University Board of Regents,
and as such are subject to rules and
procedures of those bodies.
Soshnik added that if ASUN funds
were obtained voluntarily from
students without going through the
Regents or the Unicameral. ASUN
would be completely free to do what
it pleased with the money.
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