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monday, december 10, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 56
Report: UNL measures save fuel, not dollars
By Mark Hoffman
The N.U. System is making
significant fuel savings as a result of
energy conservation measures, but
those savings are not necessarily
computed as dollars, according to an
energy conservation report.
The report was prepared by the
chancellors' offices of UNL, UNO and
the University of Nebraska Medical
Center (UNMC) at the request of the
Board of Regents at their November
The regents requested a
comprehensive report on what N.U. is
doing now to conserve energy and how
it plans to meet the energy crisis.
UNL's energy-conserving measures,
some initiated in June 1973, have
resulted in reducing the projected
deficit due to increased fuel costs and
the costs of implementing energy
conservation practices, according to
That deficit in the Physical Plant
Program is estimated at $600,000 for
1 973-74 with conservation steps
reducing it by $140,000 so far, the
Some of those conservation
measures included reducing operating
time of air conditioners and shutting
off lights starting in June. Current
measures include reducing UNL
building temperatures to 65 to 67
degrees and consolidating evening
classes into a minimum number of
Similar measures taken on the
UNO campus have resulted in a 25 per
cent fuel-use reduction, but increased
fuel costs make dollar savings
doubtful, the report added.
UNMC is asking for $117,000 in
State Capital funds for the
construction of a fuel oil tank,
according to the report.
Present capacity is 225,000 gallons
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One energy-saving measure taken was to shut off the Broyhill Fountain
north of the Nebraska Union.
or about 12.5 days of fuel at UNMC's
current usage rate of 15,000 gallons a
day. UNMC hopes to add 200,000
gallons to that capacity.
According to the report, if UNMC
had storage for an entire year's supply,
$36,000 could have been saved by
buying fuel this summer for 11.33
cents a gallon instead of the current
Other measures taken on the UNL
campus include implementing
employee motor pools and observing a
50 mph speed limit.
The report also included
procedures for closing the campuses
on days when the energy shortage
could not be met.
At UNL the criterion for closing or
limiting activities (including classes)
would be weather conditions resulting
in a need to burn 25,000 gallons of
fuel a day for a prolonged period of
Factors influencing this decision
would be the current fuel supply, the
number of days until warm weather
returns and alternate fuel supplies.
The first step, if energy needs are
not sufficient, would be to close down
selected buildings on a priority basis.
If that and weather conditions do not
relieve the problem, the decision to
close the University will be made by
the Office of the Chancellor.
By Susanne Schafer
The "total lack of organization among students" is one of
the worst aspects of the UNL campus, according to Mark
Hoeger, ASUN first vice president, but he says one of ASUN's
communications programs is attempting to do something
The bright spot in the ASUN system this year is the liaison
program, directed by Todd McDaniel, Hoeger said.
The proqram is composed ot about 140 students scattered
throughout the campuses and living units. It is the duty of the
liaisons to inform their living unit or dormitory floor about
campus activities and to report back to ASUN executives on
The representatives are elected, appointed or are
volunteers, McDaniel said. They are kept informed by a "hard
core" of coordinator liaisons, who meet weekly or bi-weekly
"We're just trying to get organized and identified now,"
said Nancy Brunner, a junior in Smith Hall. The coordinator of
her dorm, Brunner said most of her time as coordinator has
been devoted to "giving out posters and (jetting the ASUN
book exchange on the road."
"Most people in Smith don't know where we are, so I have
to get posters out to identify us," she said.
Brunner reported "enthusiastic response" to the liaison
program on the part of het dormitory government.
The liaisons are not limited to disseminating information
about ASUN alone, McDaniel said, but also a tout every other
The Builders, a university service organization, have used
the liaisons to distribute the Buzz Books, and the liaisons
helped to support the Farm House-Delta Gamma Chili Feed in
support of PACE and the Committee for the Performing Arts,
A weekly newsletter aids communication with liaisons,
McDaniel said, and the liaisons have proven valuable in
communicating student problems to ASUN.
Dormitory residents have used the program to tell of their
interest in changing the dormitory rates, Hoeger said.
"We have learned that some students don't hink it is fair to
live in housing without air conditioning and with poor lighting
and yet pay the same rates as those who do have these things,"
The program communicates "a lot of localized interests to
the ASUM executives, which wouldn't have had any way of
getting to ASUN last year," Hoeger said.
John Holstein, associate coordinator of liaisons on East
Campus, compared his job to that of a "ramrod."
"I'm the one who gets the information on this end, and
then I pass on the responsibility to the other liaisons to take it
from there," he said.
Holstein, a freshman, said he is enthused about the liaison
program because he "has seen it take effect."
"It's a good way for me to get to the City Campus, to learn
about the power of student government and to see what part I
can take in it," he said.
UNL to collect phone books in recycling drive
By Mark Hoffman
F.very ton of paper that is recycled saves about 1 7
trees, according to a brochure by the Salvation Army
and the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company.
It also means $18 to go to the Alcoholic
Rehabilitation Center, said Salvation Army Major
John Kimmons who heads a local drive to pickup old
UNL is cooperating with this recyclinrj effort by
setting up pick-up points on campus for old
Dormitories are arranging their own collection
points. Fraternity and Sorority houses and
off-campus students can leave their old directories at
Nebraska Union 116, according to Michele Schmal.
Schmal, a UNL student and a member of the
Model UN expects delegate boom
Expected Model United Nations (MUN)
participation is greater this year than ever before,
according to Terry Mahlman, Secretary-General of
the 1974 MUN.
"Right now we are 20-22 delegations ahead of
last year at this time," Mahlman said. "We have
assigned 64 delegations for 59 countries and still have
72 countries unassigncd as yet."
The number of out of state participants has
increased, with delegations from Oklahoma, Kansas
and Iowa colleges expected to participate, Mahlman
Within Nebraska, delegations from Creighton
University, Kearney State and Dome Colleges and
Nebraska Wosleyan University will attend MUN
All Lincoln high schools are sending delegations.
Pius X Central High School has four delegations,
while Lincoln East has three, Lincoln Northeast and
Southeast have two delegations each. Omaha,
Tecumseh and Waverly high schools also are
"An additional list of country assignments will be
posted this week, and delegations may pick up MUN
handbooks now at the Union Program Office,"
With a minimum of two per delegation, tho
handbooks furnish background material about United
Nations parliamentary procedure and the roles of
committees in the General Assembly.
ASUN Environmental Task Force, is co-ordinating
Salvation trucks will collect directories when there
are at least 140 at one location. They will then be
sent to Kansas City to be recycled, Kimmons said.
He estimated the city-wide drive will net about 45
to 50 tons of telephone directories.
The Salvation Army will make $18 a ton, or about
two and one-fourth cents per directory. The effort is
worthwhile, Kimmons said.
The money will go to the support of the Salvation
Army's Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center at 737 P St.
The center is a self-supporting operation which
provides a home for alcoholics looking for a meal or
trying to break themselves from alcoholism,
"It is a city within a city," he added. Alcoholics
work and live within the center.
The only restriction is that they cannot drink
while they stay at the center, he said.
Kimmons, 47, has worked with the Salvation
Army for 26 years, 18 years as a minister and 8 years
for projects such as the rehabilitation center.
He was the first person to organize a telephone
directory drive for recycling, he said.
The drive occurred with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Salvation Army in 1969, when "it wasn't popular to
save paper, when it wasn't worth much," he said.
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