The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 14, 1971, Image 1

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Scottsbluff Sen. Terry
Carpenter jumped on the
bandwagon of the national
champion Cornhusker football
team again Thursday when he
introduced a resolution in the
Legislature proposing that
more fans be allowed to watch
the team in person.
Carpenter's resolution asks
that the Board of Regents
make plans "to provide as
many seats as may be
physically and structurally
placed" in an addition to the
current 67..000 seat Memorial
The resolution proposed
that the addition be entirely
financed by revenue bonds
from the profits of the
The maverick senator from
Scottsbluff aiso recommended
that tickets in the new addition
be allotted to persons on a first
request basis with no season
tickets being sold.
Carpenter's resolution said
the present stadium "has an
inadequate seating capacity"
and many persons who desire
to see Nebraska football games
are unable to secure tickets.
Athletic officials expressed
the possibility of adding 6,000
seats to the south end zone
section of Memorial Stadium.
Since head football coach
Bob Devaney came to the
University in 1962, the
stadium has been enlarged
three times until it has become
the largest in the Big Eight.
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1971
VOL. 94 NO. 117
Decamp submits new
Indochina resolution
A mass "peoples' hearing" on the Vietnam War last week
outside the State Capitol last week appears to be having an
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State Sen. John DeCamp of Neligh said late Thursday he
plans to introduce a resolution in the Unicameral Friday
calling upon Congress and President Richard M. Nixon to set a
definite date for withdrawal of American forces from
Indochina. ,
A similar resolution was introduced by DeCamp last month,
but the Legislature killed it without a hearing.
The Neligh native, the only Vietnam War veteran in the
Legislature, said 1 1 other state senators would co-sponsor the
resolution-among them Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff.
The measure, by law, will be laid over until Monday
morning when it is expected to be debated.
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Snirits of sorine . . . sneakers at the Students' Spring Session couldn't always compete
with the spring weather Thursday. Some found trees and grass more inviting than words
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Including questions on
religion, sex, drugs, politics
and more. Superpoll comes
to the Daily Nebraskan next
Interviews for executive
positions on the Daily
Nebraskan staff for next fall
will be held Wednesday by the
Subcommittee on Student
Students interested in
becoming editor, managing
editor, news editor or
advertsiing manager should fill
out an application and sign up
for interview times in the Daily
Nebraskan office, Room 34
(basement) Nebraska Union.
Only full-time students are
The Publications Committee
will also interiew for a
sophomore member of next
year's group Wednesday.
Interested freshmen may also
sign up in the Daily Nebraskan
Interviews for all other
Daily Nebraskan posts will be
announced next week
In senrrhine for a new president.
the Presidential Search Committee
must consider manv things. Not the
least of these is how the proposed
candidates will get along wun ineir
colleagues. This, the last of a series on
the search asks the University
community what type of president
they d nice to see.
Staff Writer
While the Presidential Search
Committee slices the field of
candidates, other members ot the
iinivprcitv mmmunitv are free to
speculate these days on the kind of
man they'd like to see cnosen ior mc
job. ... , s 1L.
"I'd like to see uoa in mere,
suggested assistant biology professor
Richard Boohar. "He's the only one
who could handle it-given the
pressures of the situation."
Seriously, Boohar said, a person
with experience in university
administration would be best for the
"Administrators are usea to maning
quick decisions and sticking by them "
he said "A campus president can't
afford to take six months to make a
decision, nor can he change his mind
too often." .
BOOHAR SAID the new president
would have to guide the University to
an equilibrium where "it isn't an ivory
tower, yet isn't shoved around by
society." But, he said he'd like to see a
president who empnasizea mc
University's role as a "searcher for
knowledge", if any particular role had
to be emphasized.
Associate sociology professor
Joseph Julian would like to see a
president "who is able to listen and
take into account, a man in tune with
students, faculty, and the
Julian especially warned against
administrators who don't listen, or
who don't use what they learn by
listening in their decisions.
He said the search committee
should concentrate on the role of the
president before looking at the
applicants. "If you can define the
position the way you want to, it
doesn't matter who's in it," he
CONCENTRATING primarily on
applicants would be a mistake, Julian
said. "Just because a guy's the best
physicist in the world doesn't mean
he'll be a good university president."
Student Darryl Eure said the
University needs a president "who can
go outside his office doors and work
with students."
He said the president should have
some social work experience in his
background, and should have worked
with minority students at some time in
his career.
"He should become involved in
community affairs, not just University
affairs," Eure said. "Then maybe the
University wouldn't be crossing the
tracks and destroying the black
community's home like it is now."
But Eure, who is black, said he was
pessimistic about getting a president
who would work for minority
students, "especially since the budget
said the new president should have had
some involvement with the
University-especially in the area of
student affairs.
"He should be able to look
critically at the University's structure
and its activities," Fowler said. "And
he should continually re-evaluate
them. Too many administrators accept
the status quo."
Law student Steve Swihart said the
search committee should probably
look to the academic world for a
president. "But it should be somebody
who's exhibited leadership potential
rather than an academician," he
Swihart said the president should
be open to the continuous flow of
diverse ideas always present at a
university, and should also be able to
deal with people rather than simply
with rules.
AND ENGLISH instructor Bill
Wallis said the president should have
extraordinary patience.
He said it was essential that the
president come from the academic
community. "The more experience he
had in psychology and philosophy the
easier he could function," Wallis said.
"I'm going to admire and pity
anyone who gets chosen," Wallis said.
"He'll be stepping into an extremely
popular man's shoes, facing largely
apathetic students who won't
communicate their ideas to him, and
he'll have to try to bridge an incredible
gap between the Board of Regents and
the students."
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The University President ...
alone in a crowd.