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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 4, 1972)
monday, december 4, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 51
UNL Temple Building leads in fire hazards
by Deb by Fair ley
Fhe st. i!e fur marshal's office has given tilt'
UfiivM sit of Nebraska one year to cot reel 278 fin;
..ffrty violations on its two Lincoln campuses.
Only 10 ot JO buildings were approved as frei;
bum f iit; hazards, .ut.oi dmij to a 26 page report sent
F i i i . . to 'he Bnanl of Regents and University
Pie,.deo! J (-I Vame..
Violations in the (30 remaining buildings ranged
fiom lack of "no smoking" signs to faulty electrical
wiring, locked fire escapes and absense of fire alarms.
I hr Temp"; Bielduig, With 17 violations, is
appai ently "i tlt- w si 't sha()e.
Tli'- report otdias tli.it Temple's basement be
i losi'd to ( .'asses, that a fue alarm system lie mstallef
with full heat detection, that all electrical wiriruj be
chiak. ti ly an Her if c:tn, that curtains in the theater
!)' flam- ptuuti'd, that a sprinkler system be installed
ov' the star'' aiea and that Stan ways be enclosed
wi 'h t.ec n-Mslvirit ma t ei ial .
Deputy Fire Marshal Richard G. Hansen ends the
description of Temple with one statement: "I
recommend that you discontinue the use of this
Other IneUhiys having major hazards' included;
- Brace Hall (eight violations). Its fourth floor was
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ordered closed unless another fire exit is installed.
-Law College (seven violations). The report
defined as hazardous the building's storage rooms,
janitor closets, faculty iounges, basement snack and
locker rooms and library and stacks. Those areas will
be requited to have heat detector systems. And unless
another exit is provided for the basement, it will be
-Architecture Hall (12 violations). A fire alarm
system was ordered for the entire building and a
complete cleanup for the main floor. "Housekeeping
is lesss than desirable," said the repor'
Richards Hall (13 violations). The attic was the
most dangerous area, according to the report, and was
ordered cleaned out. Heat detection and fire alarm
systems must be added.
Relatively new Westbrook Music Building (15
violations). The smoking and lounge areas were
ordered discontinued unless separated from the rest
of the building by fire resistant materials and fire
-Kimball Recital Hall, dedicated just two years
ago (14 violations). Electrical wiring, scene-building
shops and the stage area were sore points.
-Food and Nutrition Building (10 violations).
Heat detection systems and fire alarms are needed,
along with a general cleanup of the attic, according to
the repot t.
More than half the 60 buildings lacked sprinkler,
heat detection or sufficient fire alarm systems. More
than a third had too few or too small fire exits, or
both, to guarantee that all occupants could escape
safely during a fire.
The 10 buildings approved by the fire marshal's
inspection were Sheldon Art Gallery, The College of
Business Administration, the power plant, Women's
Physical Education Building, Sandoz Hall, Baker
Animal Science, Ruth Staples Hall, the Nebraska
Center for Continuing Education and the College of
Dentistry. The Coliseum was approved "with limited
Although Sandoz Hall was the only dormitory to
be approved most others need only minor work. Piper
and Raymond Halls are potentially dangerous,
though, because of 45 foot dead-end corridors on all
floors, according to the report. Added fire escapes
Board of Regents President Ed Schwartzkopf,
when asked what action the board would take, said
he had not yet seen the report, but felt that "we need
to face up to the situation. We can't wait for
something to happen or people to lose their lives
before we do something.
"This isn't a new finding -but it's difficult to
comply with limited funds."
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Temple building . . . with 17 fire safety violations, it apparently is in the worst shape.
by Shelly Kalkowski
lo hi'1 avetaije UNI. .! i a a ti t , the name BuiUJims is vaguely
famihai Most know that He.' b0 cents to lay for the Buzz
Book goes to Bidders And ! t ie i eads cl i se ei iough, a st udent
ll"lb! dea.ovei that the t'ei; ciler K lat S of the U I) I VC' t S 1 1 y 's
detailed si bedule an; nnUisheil by Buildeis.
But what he iHuli-ibly iU immi'I tniiw 'hat hie'TltjeTS Of
Buii'lais ale involvd hi 1 1 1 a 1 1' ' ( 1 1 j s uthri service )IOjectS.
The. year Builders' is celebrating its 30th anniversary by
continuing to live up to the motto: build a better University
f"ke the Buzz Boi.k and ealendais. 1 hese publications,
d"saned and (list! d m 1 1 ei I by the Calendar and D'rer.tory
(; linnet tee pnjvide hiianM'. for the onjanization's father
nl rv! if. In letuiii lot bfj cents, students receive the Buzz
liuwk, winch lists the names, addiesses and phone numbers of
the student body and faiulty Advertising in the calendars
pi o v ides adi 1 1 1 1 i n ial n u.ji icy .
Most of the money goes to Builders' scholarship program.
I ndi ye, ii , the 'Student f amity Relations Committee, one of
Six Buildeis committees, offers four scholarships: one to an
outstanding student in social and environmental studies; one
to ,i student with fm.incial need, one to a part time student;
one to an u looming Ir eshman
According to Dennis Martin, Builders' president and former
mernlxrr of Student faculty Relations, the committee also is
reinstating the outstanding professor award tlm year.
Nominations will come liorn living units. The names of the
lop thiee professo's from isii h (ollege wi.l be placed or ,i
ballot Students ihen .vill have a chaiK.e to r hoose an
outstanding piolessoi fiom ear h college
Martin snd !h" awed had been temporarily d.scont inner)
he, aUSe of I a,' .'a 111 I ' o , i o I I S I the sllpeni) tlad been p-inl
by student donations, but for the last few yeais Buildeis had
to pay Die money. "We couldn't afford it," Mai tin said, "So
this year, the award will just be an honor without the money."
The committee also is compiling a list of UiML professors
willing to speak in living units and for student interest groups.
Members ol Buildeis' Touts committee seive the Univeisity by
guiding school groups ai oui id campus. The L0 lo GO uiembi.-i s
of the Tours Committee learn interesting details and anecdotes
about each of the campus buildings to lelate to then gioups.
The members also are piepared to answer questions about
According to former Tours Committee member Robm
Darst, members perform a service which most other
Universities must pay students to do.
Member, of the Red Coats Committee work in a similar
capacity by serving as hosts to special quests visiting the
Cole-e Day committee members work with Admissions
Director John Aronson by traveling to high schools presenting
a slide snow and answering questions about the campus.
Public relations for Builders is designed by the University
Projection committee, Its members an; responsible for
promoting Builders' 30th annivcrsai y. For instance, the
committee distiibuterl free pens and pencils with this year's
Buzz Book. Die pens had hammerhead shaped covers and were
inscribed' Builders has been hammering away at helping the
University foi 30 years.
The committee also programs discussions about the
University over television and radio. Last spring, in
fortunclion with KRNU radio, they taped a 20 minute
interview with University Piesidenl I). B. Vainer, A similar
interview with Gov. J. J. L zoo is being planned
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