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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1972)
monday, april 10, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 94
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Regents select chancellor;
Roskens will head UNO
by Randy Beam
Except for appointing a new chancellor for
the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
the Board of Regents Saturday tackled little
more than routine business at their monthly
meeting in Lincoln.
In naming Ronald W. Roskens to the UNO
chancelorship, the regents completed a
permanent administrative triumvirate for the
University's three campuses.
Not since Joseph Soshnik left his post as top
administrator for UNL in July, 1971, have all
three campuses had permanent chancellors.
The 39-year-old Roskens, currently executive
vice president of Kent State University at Kent,
Ohio, succeeds Interim UNO Chancellor John
B lack we 1 1 at a salary of $36,000 a yew.
In other business at the meeting:
1) Regent Robert Prokop of Papiilion criticized
a recently announced change in the Medical
Center's training program for doctors. Students
now can complete their medical education in
three years instead of the traditional four.
Prokop sb id the faculty at the University of
Tennessee, Which currently has a three-year
program, has riot been satisfied with it.
Ttiat faculty, Prokop continued, feels
students don't obtain the same emotional
maturity in three years that they did in four.
Converting to a three-year program tnakes
the Medical Center eligible for additional
federal aid. Prokop said it is a "drastic mistake
to ... . allow federal funds to dictate our
He also said iit was erroneous to think that
moving to a three-year program would alleviate
the shortage of doctors in small Nebraska
towns. There would be only one year in which
the number of doctors entering practice would
increase as a result of the change, Prokop said.
Interim Medical Center Chancellor Harry
McFadden agreed with Prokop that there would
be no real increase in the number of medical
school graduates as a result of the change.
He said, though, that the Medical Center is
trying to increase its enrollment to curb the
McFadden said the Medical Center faculty
carefully considered its decision to change the
Medical schools, he added, are now looking
at the "total package" their students must buy
when training to become doctors. This amounts
to a minimum of 11 years of training, and can
go in to 16 years.
Medical educators are cautiously looking at
ways to reduce this lengthy training period, he
2 Regents approved an increase in room rates
for Matthews Hall, a Medical Center nurses'
dormitory. Double room rates were upped 25
per cent, from $350 to $440 for the academic
year. The figure does not include meal service.
3) Regents accepted the resignation of Gene
Budig as director of public affairs for the
University and acting corporation secretary for
the Board of Regents. Budig has accepted a
position at Illinois State University - at
8 loom ington-Normal.
M. Arme Campbell, currently with the
Lincoln Public Schools, was appointed new
director of public affairs. Ralph H. Bradley,
director of the Office of Information at UNO,
was named new corporation secretary.
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Spring fever ... reached
Pioneers Park Sunday.
epidemic proportions at
Big Red boom boosts out-of-state businesses
by Bob Shanahan
Nebraska ns aren't the only ones cheering for the
"Big Wed" these days. Most of the "Big Red"
products available are manufactured out-of-state and
the people who make them don't want to see the
The housewares department at Miller and Paine for
example carries Go Big Red mugs, vacuum bottles,
steins and glasses, all manufactured out-of-state. They
also carry Go Big Red wastebasketi which, with a
handy converter -(available at a small added cost) can
become a Go B ig Red smoking stand.
The waste basketsmoking stand is also
Miller and Paine does carry Go Big Red ice chests
tmnvfsstsxrsi in Onh5, end Go 2 Red ti!st xsA
covers made by a woman in Lincoln. When the lid is
in the "down" position the viewer reads the
sentiment (what else?) "Go Big Had." When the seat
is raised to the "tap" position the viewer is treated to
a white No. 1 on a red field.
One of the walls of the office of John Beckwith,
merchandise manager for Miller and Paine,, its adorned
with a sticker which .is still one of the most popular
items of the Whole "'Big Red Boom".. The sticker says
simply "'Go Big Red."
Beckwith explained "We (Mi Her and Paine) try to
support state resources if they have it, tout there
really isn't that much imanufacturing. Most of the
goods we need are not manufactured in Nebreska."
The store carries much more than just this though.
Big Red door mats, sold by a local jobber but
manufactured fin the south; stadium seats; tote bags;
blankets; childrens clothes; 'lady's sportswear; and
men's hats and ties, most of which are manufactured
Most of the housewares mentioned before are
manufactured elsewhere, and even "Go Big Red"
records are made in Texas.
Ed Schulenberg, merchandise manager for J.
Penney" his desk sported a "National Champions
1971-72" sticketl) agreed with Beckwith when talking
about nenV3igBed" clothing.
"Every Clothing iline iis bought out-of-state. There
arnrt any clothing .manufacturers in Nebraska that
can supply in the quantities we need,1" he said.
Novelties and housewares are purchased iin the
state,, but most of them are manufactured iin other
&oth Bectcwiifi and Schulenberg agreed that the
Cig Red boom has been strong for the past five years
and has peaked in the last two. They both look for
next year to be even stronger.
How did this ""boom" start? Beckwith said "1 think
we tried to create a demand 'initially. We keep try ing
mew products to see how they go over. In other cases
resources who cater to the college trade iinitiated the
Schulenberg agreed the stores initiated the boom.
""Most everything we try iis initiated by retail people.
Because most Big Red products are manufactured
out of -state, much of the money goes out-of-state.
Both Schulenberg and Beckwith pointed out, though,
that some of the money does stay within Nebraska
and is disseminated through wages.
Schulenberg said the sales are imuch more
signif icant money-wise to the state of Nebraska than
they are to the manufacturer.
He sa id that whi le all the Permeys stores iin the
state have to get an order large enough for a
(manufacturer to even consider, that order is still on ly
a "drop in the bucket" to the manufacturer.
Voter vans to bus
To facilitate student voter registration, AHUM is
conducting a mom-partisan voter registration drive this
A free shuttlebus service wit) be provided between
the campus and the city-county bui Id ing..
The specialty marked voter vans will make a circuit
of the following campus pickup points every ten to
f ifteen minutes between the hours of 10 ut and 4
p.rru: 1 Nebraska Union west parking lot, 23 Abel
Hall south door, 3) Harper complex food building
parking lot, 4) Warrens' Residence front door,
5) Nebraska Union east of fountain, f2) Hami lton
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