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ef approved by Regents
A $1,646,587 budget for the 1975 UNL summer
sessions was approved by NU Board of Regents at its
The 1975 budget is $66,464 more than the 1974
summer sessions budget.
Reductions of $57,938 in program expenditures
have been made, but University officials said
adjustments in academic year salaries caused a
$123,108 increase in the summer sessions budget.
A 3-week presession, an 8-week session and two
5 -week sessions are planned, with projected
enrollment of 13,000 students.
Coaches get increase
In addition, salary increases for UNL head football
coach, Tom Osborne, and ten assistant coaches were
granted by the regents Saturday.
Effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, Osborne's salary
increase of $3,000 will give him $29,000 a year.
Increases from $1,250 to $1,400 were granted to the
NU President D.B. Varner said he was pleased to
see Osborne's salary raised and that the increase is
"not out of line in terms of what football coaches are
The regents also passed a resolution commending
the Huskers for their "great victory in the Sugar Bowl
The regents also agreed Saturday to seek
deficiency appropriation because of inaccurate
estimates of the 1974-75 tuition revenue.
Low causes deficit
Varner said there is a deficit because of the state
law requiring the University to provide education for
National Guard enlistees. No state funds are allotted
to the University for tuition of the enlistees, he said.
The Legislature will be asked by the regents to
make another special appropriation to cover the
$600,000 annual operating costs for the new
Varner said because UNL cannot affort to support
the fieldhouse, and since the state also will use the
building, it should be state funded.
In addition, the regents voted to raise room and
board rates $95 during the 1975-76 school year in
order to meet higher operating costs for residence
halls at UNL.
A $140 increase had been proposed, but UNL
Chancellor James Zumberge recommended the $45
cut which he said was "justified on the basis of our
Other actions of the regents included accepting a
policy directing each major administrative unit of the
University to maintain a record of all credits earned
by transfer and continuing students at any Nebraska
independent college, technical community college,
state college or other major administrative unit of the
The acceptance of this and other recommendations
show "progress toward uniform policy" at the
University, Varner said.
Rather than build a veterinary medicine school,
which would cost Nebraska $40 million or more, the
regents agreed on a contract with the University of
Minnesota's veterinary school.
Minnesota could accomodate up to 20 students by
1980, according to the contract. The estimated cost
per student would be $12,000.
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monday, january 20, 1975 lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 67
Kermit Wagner of Schuyler, new chairman of
the NU Board of Regents.
By Rex Seline
Second District Congressman John Y.
McCollister will "absolutely" not run for
the Senate in 1976 if incumbent Sen.
Roman Hruska seeks reelection.
McCollister said in an exclusive
interview Wednesday that "in all
probability, I will run" if Hruska steps
down. His statement is contrary to recent
rumors that McCollister's refusal to run
for House leadership positions pointed to
a '76 Senate bid regardless of Hruska's
McCollister added, "At present, I have
no personal knowledge of his plans."
McCollister is beginning his third term
in the House of Representatives after
surviving a challenge from Douglas
County Commissioner Dan Lynch in
November when many other Republican
incumbents succumed to "reform
McCollister blamed the defeat of many
colleagues on a "reaction against
Watergate and concern about
Congressional mandate wrong
He said, "Many of the freshmen (in
Congress) believe their election is a
mandate to return to Lyndon Johnson's
Great Society and federal domination.
"The feeling from my district is that
people don't want more big government,"
he said. "The issue of more or less
government will dominate the '76
McCollister said he thinks the role of
the 94th Congress is to "more clearly
articulate the two different philosophies
of federal domination or more state and
local control," and then let the electorate
in 76 choose between them.
Lack of leadership
He sees a lack of leadership in the new
Congress and blames it on an
"antiauthority" attitude prevalent since
Watergate. Citing a recent column by
journalist David Broder, McCollister said
the attitude that "strong leadership is
wrong" will hurt the country at a time
when such leadership may be necessary to
solve the economic woes.
"I don't see any stomach for
leadership here. (House Speaker Carl)
Albert is providing weak leadership.
There is a kind of anarchy here,"
Priorities for the 94th Congress will
differ from those of past Congresses,
according to McCollister. "For the first
time in quite a few years, the Congress
has a greater need of talking about
limiting rather than expanding
He said the possibility of a 45 billion
dollar deficit budget that President Ford
iiiciitiuncd in his State of the Union
speech "borders on disaster." The deficit
would not include any new programs and
only a five per cent increase in the budget
for the existing ones.
He added, "Priorities will include the
resolution of the energy difficulties," and
said that the president's message covered
"the whole map" of what has to be done
to solve that problem.
Personal priorities for McCollister will
include what has been "special to me
even in the 93rd," McCollister said. "We
must review the charters of the executive
branch and independent regulatory
agencies to ascertain whether they're
being followed." The charter of the CIA
is "first among these because it's been in
the news and because of its sinister
McCollister said, "It seems likely that
the CIA may well have violated its
charter." He blames such violations on
"legislative failure. The investigative
subcommittees of Congress haven't been
overseeing the agencies as they should."
Continued on p. 10
Frank Black Elk, Nebraska coordinator for the American Indian movement, spoke to native Americans who gathered
Friday to protest the treatment of Indians. The group later assembled in the capitol demanding an audience with
Gov. J. James Exon. Black Elk said he wanted the governor to contact Wisconsin Governor Pat Lucey and persuade
him to reach an agreeable settlement over the native American take-over of a Gresharn, Wisconsin abbey.
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