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Hastings Sen. Richard Marvel, chairman of the Nebraska
Legislature's budget committee, may have capitulated on the
right of Sen. Fern Orme of Lincoln to call a meeting of the
committee without his permission.
A controversy developed Thursday morning when Sen.
Orme, vice-chairman of the committee, informed Marvel that
she was calling a full meeting of the committee for that
Marvel had not called a meeting of the committee for two
weeks bscause, according to some committee members, he
feared a majority of the members would change the state's
omnibus appropriations bill into a form which he disagreed
The Legislature as a whole forced the bill out of committee
earlier in the week in a 32-9 vote.
As the Legislature was discussing who had the right to call
committee meetings, Sen. William Hasebroock of West Point
moved to adjourn until Friday morning.
Several Senators urged the question of who had the
authority to call committee meetings be immediately decided.
Lt. Gov. Frank Marsh ruled that a motion to adjourn must
be immediately settled first. A voice vote was too close
necessitating a vote by machine which ended in a 20-19 tally
At that point discussion continued and Marvel asked to
reconsider the motion to adjourn for the day.
Marsh ruled that it was impossible to reconsider a successful
vote to adjourn since the body was not in session. He then
pounded the gavel and announced the Unicameral was
adjourned until Friday morning.
Although Marvel called the planned meeting "informal"
and a "rump session" which he planned not to attend, the
Hastings chairman did show up for the meeting that afternoon.
Marvel did not speak for 15 minutes into the meeting which
Orme called. He did then participate in committee discussion.
Following the meeting it appeared as though some of the
wounds within the split committee had been bandaged.
The disagreement arose when a najority of the committee
wanted to give state departments and agencies some flexibility
in money appropriations.
Marvel, who was part of the minority on the question,
desired to have programs more tightly budgeted.
"We're not putting in a completed bill," Orme said. She
acknowledged that further action will have to take place on
the Unicameral floor as the bill is out of the committee's
Marvel countered Orme's criticism, saying, "You must
assume as much of the responsibility of what you term
'stalling' as anyone."
"You many times refused to report the bill out."
Following the meeting Orme said committee members
"at least talked to each other."
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London fires student interest
With Christmas dinner barely under their
belts, some 350 UNL students and faculty
moved through wintery winds Dec. 26 to
waiting planes at the Lincoln Municipal
Twelve hours later they were in London,
for an interim experience one student
described as the most educational she ever
James Green, head of class programs
for the extension division, said the venture
allowed students to "get off the campus and
away from the textbooks." Some 80
students received credit for participation in
five classes sponsored in conjunction with
the trip. They studied aspects of British
literature, drama, architecture, education
Those students not enrolled in classes had
the three weeks to do as they wished. Many
crossed the channel and did extensive
traveling on the continent. Others were
fascinated with the English countryside and
engaged in such activities as mountain
climbing in Wales and visiting Stonenhenge.
Most of the students enjoyed the
night-life of the London pubs and many said
the New Year's Eve celebration, called
Hogmany, was particularly exciting.
"The trip was by far the most amazing
'A most brutal
' A UNL agricultural economics
professor said recently "brutality"
may be necessary to save some parts of
the world from starvation.
James Kendrick told about 35
Agronomy Club members in Keim Hall
that only when underveloped countries
are wrested from the economic, political
and social conditions that create
starvation will they be saved from the
And the resultant loss of cultural
security by the countries' people would
be "perhaps the most brutal thing they
could experience," Kendrick said.
He said a violent revolution would not
necessarily be a prerequisite of such a
brutal change, but he said the change
would require a strong central
government which could direct a
country's people and resources away
from the path to overpopulation and
starvation while at the same time
providing political stability.
Kendrick listed one problem leading to
overpopulation in underdeveloped
countries as "a lack of social security."
In some countries parents have four or
five children in order to increase the
chances of a secure old age in the care of
several offspring, he explained. '
"Until you give these people social
security you're whistling up a tree in
urging small families," he said.
Kendrick said increasing food
production is not a long range answer to
the problem either. He said most of the
countries in crisis double their
populations so fast that this solution
"gets to be a losing game."
Another factor narrowing the chance
of an easy solution to the world food
problem is the population profiles of the
underveloped countries, Kendrick
continued. Fifty per cent of their
populations are under 15 years old.
Such a country faces a tremendous
strain on its economy, Kendrick said.
'They get very little production from
people so young," he said. 'The young
people can't pay their own way."
three weeks that I have had in a long time,"
said John Dennis an Omaha freshman. "If
you never do anything else in your life, go to
Les Whipp, associate professor of English
said he thinks a student would get a better
educational experience for his money
spending three weeks in London rather than
a whole semester at UNL.
"The one requirement I would give an
English major interested in any English
literature is a trip to London. Being in that
atmosphere brought back many passages from
great English novels," he said.
Another student. Bill Wollner, said,
"Amsterdam is the greatest place for people
like me-an American college student."
The newly-formed International
Information Center made many of the
arrangements for the trip.
"We are mainly interested in providing
information which would lead to all forms
of international experience for UNL
students," Zoya Zeman, director of the
The Center can help students with
information concerning foreign study
projects, transportation, lodging, service
projects, overseas job opportunities and
family living opportunities Zeman added.
"There are two flights to Europe in the
planning stage for this summer one covering
a 9-week period and costing around $240,
and the other running 3-to-4 weeks and
costing around $270."
Zeman also said a student can buy a rail
pass for another $130 for unlimited travel
for two months if he does not want to
Mrs. Evers will speak
for Muskie candidacy
Mrs. Merlene Evers, widow of civil rights
advocate Medgar Evers and supporter of
Edmund Muskie will speak at UNL in the
Nebraska Union Small Auditorium Tuesday.
Mrs. Evers, head of the volunteer
organization People for Muskie, will address
students at 1:30 p.m. about new
opportunities for young people in the
Democratic party. The event starts a week's
activities at UNL and Wesleyan sponsored by
the Lincoln Youth Coalition for Muskie.
Activities will include registration and
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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1972
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