The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 11, 1974, Image 1

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Health center open hearing attended by one
Only one student took advantage of
the "open door" during the first hour
of the students' open hearing on
reorganization of the University
Health Center (UHC).
Members of the University Health
Center Advisory Committee,
appointed by UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge, had the second of two
hearings Monday afternoon. The
hearings are to seek advice from
students and health center personnel
on the reorganization of UHC,
according to Dr. Fred Luthans,
chairman of the committee.
He reminded the single student who
attended, Jane Steenburg, that the
purpose of the committee was to
advise the chancellor on reorganization
plans for the health center, and he
refused to discuss the division of the
UHC departments.
Controversy has emerged over
administrative proprosals to reorganize
the UHC and because of subsequent
resignations of Dr. Frank Stone and
Dr. Robert Garlinghouse, former UHC
staff members. Twenty -seven other
UHC staff members have also hinled at
possible resignations because of the
controversy. According to the
reorganization plan, the center would
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be divided in two; a Nebraska Center
for Health Education would be
established and several departments
from the clinical divisions of the
center be grouped into the second
The 27 physicians, in a letter to the
Board of Regents, stated that they
oppose the proprosed reorganization.
The administration of the center is
being changed, to separate the
departments supported by student fees
from those that should not receive
fees, Zumbergs has said.
The redivrsion has been completed,
. and the duty of the committee is how
to advise the chancellor on how to
organize the clinical division of the
center, according to Luthans. Luthans
is a professor of management at UNL.
One open hearing on the
reorganization plans has been held,
. Luthans said, and about 50 members
of the UHC staff attended.
"We got
staff, and
a large input from
all departments were
represented," he said. No other open
hearings are planned, Luthans said.
Members of the committee said "they
thought" that announcements of the
Monday hearing had been made. The
committee must report to the
chancellor by May 1.
Student court, in eighth year,
is 'firmly established'-justice
By Scott Svoboda
When the ASUN Senate wrote its first
constitution In the 1964-65 school year, a
student court also was set up to settle questions
pertaining to that constitution.
Now in its eighth year of existence (the
1972-73 Senate failed to select seven justices),
th student court is established firmly,
according lq pan Armbrust, a MIMW tWf'
College junior and chief justice for the court. -
"It (the court) is not like a student tribunal,
as it is set up to decide questions," Armbrust
said. "It's the judicial branch of ASUN."
Of the court's seven justices, three, including
Armbrust, are from the school. Each outgoing
Regent dies
after surgery
NU Regent J.G. Elliot of Scottsbluff died
Wednesday in an Omaha hospital after
undergoing heart surgery at the NU Medical
Center. Elliot was serving his 20th year on the
Board'of Regents. He was 78.
. A representative of SixthDistriet, he was not
seeking re-election this year. Eight persons have
filed for his seat on the board.
Elliot headed the J.G. Elliot Insurance Co. in
Scottsbluff, He was president of the Board of
Regents in 1960, 19G2 and 1967.
Gov. J.J. Exon said he would appoint
Elliot's successor at a later date.
senate chooses seven new justices, who hold
their positions for one year.
Only one question has been brought to this
year's court, according to Armbrust
The question challenged an alleged change in
the ASUN electoral commission rules regulating
the pooling of Senatorial candidates' money
Into i party coffer. ASUN President Ron
Clingenpeel said he contended that s change
occurred" in the campaign rules after the
campaign regulations had already been
approved by the 1973 ASUN Senate.
In writing his first opinion (in which he
upheld the ASUN Electoral Commission),
Armbrust noted that he had no precedent from
previous cases in deciding the outcome other
than using "plain common sense end
reasoning." The court decided that candidates
running for ASUN Senate could not pool their
funds, although executive candidates could.
Clingenpeel said he had believed senatorial
candidates also could.
Armbrust said it is rumored that another
complaint will be brought to the student court
very soon.
He said the court will follow all the rules of
procedure if the case does appear, since there's
no time limit on the decision this time.
Since his appointment to fill a vacated spot
left last December, Armbrust has been asked to
serve another term as chief justice.
"I want to be on the court for next year
because I'll have been chosen in proper fashion
so there'll be no complaints that I'm biased or
prejudiced," be said.
9f any students wish to comment
on the health center, make suggestions
to the committee on how the center
could be improved, or discuss the
requirements for a new director of the
center, they should contact Luthsra or
other members of the committed,
Luthans said.
Steenberg, past president of the
Student Council on Health, which
advises the health center
administration, said she attended the
meeting to say that "ali the services in.
the center are related and the
administration would work, more
effectively as one unit. It may still
work as two fragments, but not as
Steenberg told the committee she
began her term on the council as "anti
student health "but that she thought
the present services are adequate.
Student complaints are handled
through the advisory council she said.
Most student: complain about waiting
lines in the center, she said.
, "It's too bad that students do not
know what problems the health center
is having," she said, commenting on
the proposed reorganization.
"I think that most students are
satisfied with the service that they get
at the center or more students would
have come to the hearing to
complain,'' sha said.
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Good gear keep
gear is needed for camping.
By Charles Johnson
People often spend more for hiking and
backpacking equipment than is necessary, according
to Jan Perrin. a Lincoln backpacking lecturer and
employe of a hiking supply shop.
While good equipment is necessary, people often
buy boots that are too heavy and packs that are too
large, he said.
When buying hiking boots, one should took for
"something that will fiive you ood mppoit," he said.
"You don't need a heavy boot Heavy boots don't
flex enough. For somaona who's going to bs hiking
on normal trails, tenni shoes era ceeeptabla."
Fit is the most important criterion in boot
selection according to Harvey Manning in
Backpacking: One Step At a Time. If a boot doesn't
feel comfortable in the ttora, it will feel worse on the
trail, he wrote.
Presuming one is yoing to venture at least slightly
off the beaten path, he should invest In a quality pair
of hiking boots, of which there are many types to
The two styles of boot leather are with the hair
side, (the side facing out on the cow) or reverse
leather, which has the skin side facing out.
According to Manning, the hair, or smooth titla. is
s you truckin
tougher, more water repellent and smoother.
However, the outer covering is thin, and after it wears
away, the boot becomes less waterproof.
Reverse leather wears away bit bv bit. making the
boot more waterproof in the long run. But, "The
quality of the cowhide is more important than the
processing employed," he noted.
Perrin recommended a boot of full-grained leather,
with the hair, or smooth, side facing out. A boot
should have a full steel shank and a rocker, rather
than a flat sole, he said. A rocker solo provides a
natural forward movement of the boot without
bending the sole.
For average hiking, Perrin advised buying a
medium weight boot, which ranges in price from $23
to $75. "Most kids are buying boots that are too
heavy," he said, "They're good for rock climbing.
Backpacking: One irtep At a Time divides'
legitimate hiking boots into three eutegorias: trail
boots, scrambling boots and climbing boots.
Trail boots are designed for moutain trails and
slightly rugged terrain. Scrambling boots are designed
for trails with water and rocks and off trail travel
through moraines, snow and brush. Climbing boots
are designed for scaling rocky slopes.
See Hiking, Page 6