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In past editorials, I have not always been
complimentary to Gov. Norbert Tiemann.
There comes a time, however, when faults
and past errors must be forgotten, especially
when the very real possibility of unmitigated
disaster threatens the state and the Univer
sity. In this case, the name that is synony
mous with catastrophe is Sen Clifton "Botch"
While Gov. Tiemann has suffered tem
porary mental lapses (such as praising Spiro
Agnew and supporting President ftfxon's
Southeast Asia non-policy), he has always
; been anxious to listen to youth and a staunch
supporter of the University of Nebraska-.
Aside from his veto of bills containing allo
cations for a home economics building and
library addition, Tiemann's budget requests
for the University, though inadequate, have
been more realistic than the final appropria
tions made by the Unicameral.
Outside strictly University matters, Tie
mann's tax policy became law, thus broaden
ing and bettering Nebraska's tax base. Tie
mann also vetoed the marijuna bill which
would have singled out students for excessive
punishment if arrested for possession of the
drug. And the governor pushed through the
Legislature Nebraska's open-housing bill. Last
summer when paranoid legislators passed the
self-defense bill, Tiemann calmly vetoed the
act, only to see the Unicameral override the
Batchelder's record provides a marked
contrast. Where Tiemann has recognized the
need for increased spending to improve Ne
braska higher education, Batchelder has ad
vocated drastic cuts in educational funds.
Where Tiemann saw the unfairness and de
ficiencies in the marijuna bill, Batchelder saw
that "concern for the student is an example of
the permissiveness that is sweeping this coun
try. We must reach into the college sanctuary
and do something." Where Tiemann realized
the danger of legalizing murder in the un
limited self-defense bill, Batchelder saw fit
to sponsor and promote an act which makes
it lawful, in some instances, to shoot humans
but unlawful to shoot animals.
Despite the fact that his views on politi
cal and fiscal issues make Barry Goldwaler
look liberal, Batchelder's candidacy is no
joke. A large percentage of the Republican
Party is disenchanted with Gov. Tiemann. It
is imperative, therefore, that all Republicans
and independents in the University and Lin
coln communities go to the polls in May and
nominate Tiemann as the Republican candidate
for governor. If Clifton Batchelder is nom
inated and elected governor of Nebraska, the
state's citizens can look forward to such rea
soning as this: "Every student the colleges
kick out is the loss of one more statistic used
to pry money from the , government." This
statement is perfectly logical to Batchelder.
If all students are expelled, there will be no
more colleges and consequently the state will
In May, do the state, the University and
yourself a favor stop Batchelder.
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by Don Stcnbcrg
During the past several weeks members
of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Board
have been discussing several possible in
novations with department chairmen of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
Two of the proposals were to establish
an independent study course and to allow
a student additional credit hours in an
already existing course if, with the instruc
tor's permission and guidance, he wanted
to pursue in depth some area which seemed
The Board also recommended to
establish a course that's content would
change from semester to semester and
which would apply the principles of the
discipline to practical contemporary pro
blems. This course would probably be
taught at the 100 level.
THESE proposals for the most, part
seemed to strike a favorable note with
most of the department chairmen and with
faculty members who were consulted by
their chairman. The objections were not
directed toward the question of the need
and value of such courses, but rather
toward financial considerations.
For instance, independent study re
quires a substantial amount of time on
the part of the instructor to guide and
advise the student. If an Instructor had
several such students it would be necessary
to cut his teaching load, which . would
necessitate the hiring of more staff, which
would require more money. This same
argument is also valid for the establishment
of a new course.
ALTHOUGH I see this as a difficulty,
I do not feel it will be an Insurmountable
obstacle. For instance, a current course
with few enrollment could be dropped and
a "Current Topics and Problems in "
could be instituted. The criteria for faculty
promotions could be changed to allow work
substitute for some of the current re
quirements. OF COURSE the best solution would
be to make more money available. One
of the best ways to do this would be
to put pressure on the legislature when
they draw up the budget. In the past,
pressure has been exerted by the ad
ministration and student groups with some
However, the legislators would be far
more likely to react were they to receive
letters supporting an increased university
budget from their constituents.
Sure you say, and for the next
miracle , . .
But there are many parents with
children who will soon be going to college
or already in college. These parents' sup
port could be enlisted If they were made
aware of what the University need. This,
of course, presents a large but again not
Insurmountable problem. Perhaps next
year's student government will have the
leadership necessary to undertake such a
AT ANY RATE, for the time being
I hope those departments which felt the
Board's proposals were valid ones will
make a sincere effort to implement them
so that they will be a part of the educa
tional system next fall
Batchelder: "Concern for the student is an example of the permissiveness
that is sweeping this country."
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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