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mcnday, february 25, 1 974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 24
Arts hall
may cost
$10 million
By Lori Demo
Ten million dollars is the price tag for a proposed
UNL-Lincoln community performing arts center, according
to George Izenour, Yale University theater design
Izenour met Thursday with a group of University and
community leaders to present his study of the existing
performing srts buildings in the area.
He proposed the possible construction of a new building
and compared its construction price with the estimated $6
million needed to convert the present Coliseum into such a
Izenour's recommendations were based on his work on
other performing arts centers in Akron, Ohio and at Kansas
State University, he said.
After studying the campus, city and Lincoln Public
Schools facilities, Izenour said only Kimball Recital Hall is
suitable for fine arts performances. The recital Hall is suited
for recital and chamber music but not for ballet and
orchestra performances, he added.
His recommendations for both the conversion of the
Coliseum and the construction of a new building include
movable ceiling and stage shells and side absorption sound
panels. These would enable the building to be used for
drama, musical comedy, chamber or recital music and
dance performances.
His conversation design for the Coliseum called for
tearing out the building's interior and reconstructing to
provide seating for 954 persons in the main floor and 1,603
in the balcony.
Izenour said his design for a new building, which would
.be constructed where Temple Building is located, would
have three seating layers and four ceiling positions to
provide seating arrangements accommodating 900 to 3,057
persons, depending on the type of performance.
The building would also include a separately housed
experimental theater with flexible seating arrangements.
He said lie recommended the new building because
figures for the Coliseum conversion did not include money
needed to construct a new men's physical education
The new P.E. building would be needed if the Coliseum
were used for performing arts instead the men's physical
Izenour, -whose stud was financed by the Woods
FouncTaTTon'. ana iFe" University dTrTISrask F$mm$tt,
was contacted to do the feasibility study several months
ego. NU President D. B. Varner commissioned the study
efter he and Lincoln community leaders talked about the
possibility of financing the building.
"We had some assurance the citizens of this community
might put up as much as $1 million," Varner said.
"As always, my mind is boggled by $10 million, but if
dozens of other communities can do it we can," be said. "It
will cost no less five years from now."
Candidates to release platforms
A press conference will tentatively be
scheduled Thursday by the parties running for
election to ASUN Senate fit executive offices
later this week, according to United Student
Effort (USE) presidential candidate Ron
The press conference will be to announce
party platforms, he said.
This gives c!l parties the opportunity to all
nnounca their platforms at the same time, said
Sharon Johnson, USE first vice presidential
Clingenpeel and Johnson Indicated that they
had conferred with Todd McDaniel, Act
Communications Together (ACT) presidential
candidate, about simultaneously announcing
"We don't went to start the campaign too
early, and if we let the platforms out that's
what will happen' Clingenpeel said.
Clingenpeel indicated that tfie outcome of
the election could be changed by a decision of
the ASUN Student Court today. The court
reportedly is meeting to decide on tn appeal of
He said he Is questioning two decisions of
the ASUN electoral commission in regards to
the pooling of campaign funds and the
eligibility of two USE senatorial candidates.
The commission has stated that no pooling will
be allowed and that two of USE'S candidates
are ineligible to run because they are not
currently enrolled in the colleges in which they
wanted to seek a senate seat.
Ron Sindelar, Unite For One (UFO)
presidential, first vice presidential and second
vice presidential candidate, said he had not
committed himself to a press conference "but
ha would go along with it."
Pat Olson, Celibacy, Lysterlne and
Anti-permissivenss (CLAP) presidential
candidate, said he is "momentarily stymied at
the audacity of witholding platforms" for joint
1 A f
Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
n political
activist to spea
By Meg Greene
A Southern belle turned social activist will speak Tuesday at
3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
acquired national prominence during the 1972 Democratic
National Convention when she became the first woman to be
nominated for vice president. She placed second in the voting to
Missouri Sen. Thomas Eagleton (D-Mo.), receiving mote than 400
Farenthold has served two terms in the Texas House of
Representatives. She ran for governor of that state in 1972 and
placed second in the primary voting. A few weeks ago she
announced her candidacy for governor for the second time.
While serving in the Texas Legislature, Farenthold and 29
other liberal Democrats demanded official inquiry into the 1971
"Sharpstown Scandal." This resulted in the trial of the former
Speaker of the Texas House and others on charges cf conspiracy.
She is currently president of the National Women's Political
Caucus. She never has campaigned as a feminist and admits that
"when I started running, I didn't even know of the women's
movement." She says she never encountered discrimination until
she became one of three women in a class of 800 at the
University of Texas Law School.
Farenthold says she believes women may have something
unique to offer the American political process. But she says it
wasn't until the 1972 Democratic Convention that she learned
the full vaiuo of women as a political force to be reckoned with.
"I ti9ta irnn !
hindrance ... to be actually supported because
... I had never had that experience," she said.
Farenthold will have a press conference in the Union at 2:55
p.m., to be followed by her talk. She aiso will havj an informal
discussion at the Sandoz Hall lounge at 8 p.m.
was a woman
State YRs
to oversee
By Greg Wees
When new officers of the UNL chapter
of Young Republicans (YR) are elected
March 21, four representatives from the
YR State Executive Committee wiil be
there to supervise, a Republican official
said Thursday.
"We want to be there when the
elections are going on so that everyone
has a fair chance to become a rmrnber
andor run for office," said Gretchen
Gottschafk, chairman of the Nebraska
Young Republican State Executive
state YR Executive Committee
hut received complaints from U'L
students that membership and offices
have been closed to them, Gottschalk
said. There ho have been charges that
YR meetings have not been publicized or
even held by the UL chapter, she said
Last week the slate Executive
Committee passed 3 resolution that
would allow four YR representatives to
supervise the UNL chapter election
originally scheduled for Feb. 21 by
campus YR President Mark Cannon.
Cannon said the allegations made were
"absolutely false." The YRs have held
five meetings since September, ho said,
and no one who applied for membership
was refused.
Cannon objected to the election
supervision. The state Executive
Committee "made no attempt to pick
people who would be fair to us (campus
YRs)" he said.
Cannon said three of the four were
"handpicked" by the Executive
Committee and would not be fair. He did
not ;ay, however, how they might be
Gottschalk said the election was
moved back a month to give persons a
chanct to joirs the campus YRs.
However, Cannon charged that the
election was moved back to increase the
opportunity of removing him from office
by letting those opposed to him join. J
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