The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 19, 1972, Image 1

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1972
NO. 3
Visitors study family planning
Twelve home economics students from
the United States and nine foreign
countries are attending a family planning
workshop at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) during first
summer session.
Sponsored by the Agency for
International Development and the
This Week
Final data for submitting drops for court
without lab.
Final data for candidacy for masters degrees
to ba confarrad in Aug int.
Elamantary Education Forum Spaakar: San.
J aroma Warner. "Nebraska's Problems in
Educating Itt Children," 1 p.m., Lova Library
All State Music St udant Recital, 7:30 p.m.,
Kimball Racital Hall.
Summer Film Sarin, "The Hunchback of
Notre Dame," 7 p.m., Nebraska Union.
Nebraska Brass Quintet and Woodwind
Quintet Concert, 7:30 p.m., Kimball Recital
Students will be billed for second summer
session fees.
All Slate Orchestre and Chorus Concert, 3
p.m., Kimball Racitel Hall.
Faculty members travel
to summer conferences
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln
faculty member will he among eight U.S.
scholars attending (he Third Biennial
Colloquium on Communication held this
visit UNL
Eleven foreign visitor were at I he
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNI.)
last week gathering informal ion from the
Intension Division and the animal science
Dr. Co sin as llaule of I anzanii., nead of
the National Correspondence Institute of
the University of Dar cm Salaam, visited
the Extensi on Division to gather
information for expanding Tanzania's
continuing education program for ad u lis.
Two members of the Microhesian
congress, Speaker of the House Belhwel
Henry and Sen. Pctrus Tun, loureJ the
Extension Division to learn more about
the independent study program,
particularly the management courses in
which many Micronesians are enrolled.
An eight-man Feed Nutritionist Team
from the United Kingdom visited the
UNL animal science department.
The team is studying the use of
soybean meal as a source of dependable,
high quality protein for livestock and
poultry rations.
'The team also will visit with research
nutritionists at universities, experiment
stations and commercial research facilities
in Minnesota, Kansas, Arkansas and New
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Foreign students attending the family planning workshop
take a break from discussion.
American Home Economics Assn., the
workshop is designed to promote family
planning, according to Dr. Beth Smith,
professor of human development and the
family at UNL and workshop instructor.
Five of the students are doctoral
candidates, six are working on masters
degrees and one is an undergraduate. Two
of the students are from India, two are
from Columbia and one each is from
Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Thailand,
Indonesia, Trinidad, Brazil and the
United States.
Dr. Smith said the emphasis of family
planning programs is a concern with
improving the quality of life, not just
efforts to limit population.
Activities for the workshop
participants include: visits to the UNL
' Health Center, the Omaha Planned
Parenthood Center and speakers on sex
education and ways to improve nutrition.
Each of the students will design a
family planning project they would like
to implement when they return home.
According to the participants, one of
the greatest problems in implementing
such programs was a lack of funds.
year in Walbci berg, Germany June 23-26.
Dr. D. Kobert Bormann, associate
professor of speech, will present a paper
entitled "Modern Developments on
Rhetorical 'Theory in America." Chosen
by ths (ierman Speech Society on the
basis of expertise and availability,
Bormann will be the translator and
interpreter at the conference. About .10
scholars are expected to el I e nil,
The purpose of the conference is to
exchange ideas on the field of speech
through papers and intensive discussion,
Bormann said.
Dr. Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo, director
of the Institute for Latin American and
International Studjcs, will present guest
lectures in Latin America and Lngland
this summer.
During lale June and early July he will
lecture at universities in I I Salvador,
Panama, (iualemala, Costa Rica,
Honduras and Mexico.
In August, Esquenazi-Mayo will
present a paper at the I 21 h International
Congress of the federation of Modern
Languages and Literatures at Cambridge
University in l ngland. He will discuss
African influence in Spanish-American
Head basketball coach Joe Cipriani) is
one of eight college basketball coaches
working at the Olympic Tryout Camp
being held at the Air Force Academy
June 1 1-24.
Of the 67 amateur players, 12 will be
selected to go to the Munich games,
Dr. Smith suggested some support may
be found in church groups and civic
organizations, which might be a source of
volunteers or at least emotional support
for family planning programs.
But a number of students expressed
concern that considerable social distance
between the teachers and the taught
would make such programs ineffective.
To build a country, they said, villagers
must be involved in planning and
implementing projects.
When they return home, most of the
workshop participants plan to teach in
universities or work in government
extension programs.
Everybody talks about the weather,
but Richard E. Myers did something
about it - in a way. He became a
But Myers is retiring Friday as
National Weather Service climatologist
for Nebraska.
Since 1959 he has held that post and
has served as meteorology instructor and
consultant at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He will retain
his duties as UNL instructor and
consultant for another year.
"Most people think of the immediate
forecast when you mention the National
Weather Service," Myers said, "but that's
only a small fraction of weather work."
The climatologist 's job, he said, is
evaluating weather records from the past
to apply to current problems.
Precipitation records have been kept
on campus since 1878, and temperature
records date from 1887. Myers has
interacted that data, as well as records of
sunshine, wind and barometric pressure,
on request from government agencies,
private individuals and other University
Myers has been asked to review
climate conditions to find out what new
vegetable crops could be introduced into
the state. He has studied rainfall and its
relation to feed lot waste disposal. He has
determined how frequently the rainfall in
a watershed would be heavy enough to
wash out a particular bridge.
He has furnished information in
lawsuits on damage and insurance claims.
He even was asked for advice on the
capacity of the heating and cooling plant
when the Memorial Stadium press box
was built.
Once Myers was asked to be a
detective. When historian Richard Crabb
was writing "Empire on the Platte," a
book about the activities of cattle baron
Print Olive and his gang in Nebraska,
Myers was asked to verify the
circumstances surrounding the lynching
of two frontier homesteaders.
According to legend, an evening
snowfall and cold temperatures caused
two of Olive's men to light the fire that
accidentally burned the bodies as they
hung from a tree limb in Devil's Canyon.
Myers' weather records showed in
1878 there was a paid weather oberver in
North Platte 40 miles west of Devil's
Canyon and a volunteer observer 30 miles
east at Ravenna. Reports from both
State senator, scientists
top schedule of forums
A state senator and three space
scientists will speak at forums this week
sponsored by the elementary education
Today at 1 p.m. Sen. Jerome Warner
will discuss "Nebraska's Problems in
Educating Its Children Warner was chief
sponsor of a state aid to education bill
passed by the 1972 Unicameral. The bill
was vetoed by Gov. J. James Exon.
According to Dr. O.W. Kopp,
department chairman, the forum is an
attempt to "keep teachers current with
issues facing education."
The forum will be held in Love
Library Auditorium,
This week also is Aerospace Week at
Clare McPhee Elementary School, used as
a lab school by University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Teachers College in
cooperation with the Lincoln Public
Today and Tuesday a space mobile
from the Manned Space Craft Center in
Houston will be on display. Nelson
Ehrlich, a National Aeronautics and
Space Administration NASA
representative, will present lectures to
McPhee students about the space mobile.
Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the McPhee
Auditorium, George Von Tiesenhausen of
the Marshal Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala., will discuss the future of
space programs such as the proposed
space shuttle and skylab. Von
Tiesenhausen was a colleague of renown
space scientist Werner Von Braun.
Thursday at 9 a.m. in the McPhee
Auditorium, Dallas Evans of the Manned
Space Craft Center will speak on "earth
resources technology" or problems of
ecology and the environment.
The aerospace programs are sponsored
by the elementary education department
in cooperation with NASA. All the
forums are open to the public.
McPhee School is located at 820 S.
Presidency study
The presidency and the press is the
theme of this year's Mount Rushmore
Presidential Institute June 26-30.
One to three hours of graduate or
undergraduate credit is offered for the
political science course. The institute is a
cooperative summer program sponsored
by seven Midwestern state universities:
Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State,
Colorado, Colorado State, Wyoming and
about weather is
confirmed the snowfall for the night in
But usually, Myers is asked for more
scientific analysis.
"Computers have allowed us to get
into statistical probabilities to determine
the frequency of events that was too
tedious to do by hand," he said.
Myers discounted assertions that the
world's climate slowly is getting warmer
or colder.
"We know climate changes - we've
had tropical ages and ice ages - but it
takes thousands of years for discernible
trends to be. established," Myers said.
"After all, we only have records here for
about a hundred years."
Myers said records show the average
temperature in Lincoln increased slowly
until the 1930s when it began to decrease
slowly. But a difference of several degrees
in a hundred years could be caused by
changes in buildings and trees near the
temperature recording site, he said.
Myers emphasized the importance
of weather experiments, such as cloud
seeding, "to increase our knowledge of
the atmosphere and its functions and to
gain economical advantages from it." But
he warned that changes in the weather
one place may have effects far away.
"There's been a lot of progress in
research on how to destroy hurricanes,"
he said, "but so much of the rain that
falls in the Northeast United States is a
result of hurricane action farther south
that the whole Northeast would suffer a
severe drought if hurricanes were
completely destroyed. But it might be
possible to modify hurricanes to reduce
the winds but maintain the rains.
"The problem with weather
experiments is that we do know we
change the weather, but sometimes it's
byoiid our capability to verily just how
or where," he said.
Myers mentioned cloud seeding as an
example. "Cloud seeding doesn't work
unless it's almost ready to rain anyway,"
he said, "so how can you prove it was the
seeding that made the difference?"
Myers said he always has been
interested in the weather, but other
things interest him, too. Following his
retirement, Myers plans to travel with his
wife, and he already has started taking
lessons on how to restore antique
South Dakota.
Speakers at the institue will include:
George Reedy, press secretary to
President Lyndon B.a Johnson; Elmer
Cornwell, political science professor at
Brown University; Hugh Sidey, columnist
on the presidency for Life magazine;
Douglass Cater, adviser to President
The class will be limited to 60
students, but there are still vacancies.
Cost per student for lodging, meals and
transportation in the Mount Rushmore
area is $75. Space can be reserved by
sending a $25 deposit to Dr. Carroll R.
McKibbin, political science department
chairman, University of
In si if'- of the recent flood in the
Mount Rushmore area, Dr. McKibbin said
he hopes the institute still will be there. If
that is not possible, it may be held in
Archaeology dig
A University of Nebraska-Omaha
(UNO) student has organized an
archaeological dig in Israel scheduled for
July 14 to Aug. 9.
Participation in an archaeological dig
for 13 days at Beersheba in south central
Israel has been arranged through the
Israel Student Tourist Assn. and Swissair
Airlines, according to sponsor Andrew
The excavation is an on-going program
of the archaeology department at Tel
Aviv University.
Liberman said previous experience in
archaeology is not necessary, but he
emphasized the work is strenuous and the
weather is hot. Participants in the dig will
get up at 5 a.m., he said, and will work
five hours daily. In the afternoon, the
morning's work will be reported.
Discussions of the dig will be held during
and after dinner.
The trip is open to 20 students aged
25 years or less. The $674 cost includes
round trip air transportation from
Chicago by Swissair, hotel and tent
accommodations and a bus tour of Israel
following the dig. Registration deadline is
July 1.
Liberman said college credit for the
trip may be obtained by contacting the
anthropology department at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) or
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Climatologist Richard E. Myers takes a reading from the
weather event recorder. The machine measures wind
direction and speed, amount of precipitation, amount of
sunlight per day, temperature and barometric pressure.
the sociology department at UNO.
Dr. Warren Caldwell, UNL
anthropology department chairman, said
interested persons "should check
thoroughly with our department before
assuming credit automatically would be
granted for such a project."
Liberman said he is sponsoring the dig
because he wants to go to Israel. He said
he has never been there.
Interested persons should contact:
Andrew Liberman, 6625 Burt St.,
Omaha, Nebraska 68132, phone
556-0876 or 556-1269.
Speech institute
Helping speech clinicians identify and
work with children wilh language
problems is the purpose of the language
institute which began last week at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( UNI.I.
The Stale Department of Lducalion
and (he UNL Speech and Hearing Clinic is
sponsoring the three-week "nuls anil
bolls" woikshop, according to clinic
supervisor Sheldon Stick.
Each of the I I teachers attending the
workshop will be woiking wilh one child
throughout the session. "We're Irying to
gel these clinicians to lie more aware of
what kinds of problems they're dealing
wilh," Stick said.
Language problems aie hard to
identity and define, Slick said, because
they deal with learning disabilities,
cognition, academic skills anil a child's
basic means of sell-expression.
I lie clinicians will earn graduate credit
for participating in the workshop.
Help Line
Help Line, a telephone assistance
service, is available during first summer
session Monday through Thursday from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
On Friday the service is offered from
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
By calling 472-3311 or 472-3312
students, faculty and staff "can obtain all
sorts of information and help about
almost anything and remain completely
anonymous," according to the 1972-73
Campus Handbook.
Sponsored by the Office of Student
Affairs, Help Line deals with personal
problems and questions concerning the
University and aids callers in obtaining
information and help.
his job