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monday, October 27, 1975 volume 99 number 36 lincoln, nebraska
Officials differ on effects, reason
for exodus of NU administrators
Editor's note: In the past year-and-one-half, several NU
administrators have resigned -most recently UNL Chancel
lor James Zumberge, who left to become president of
Southern Methodist University.
This is the second in a series of articles, the first of
which appeared in the Daily Nebraskan Sept. 24, examin
ing the NU system in the light of Zumberge s and others
This part reports on the Legislature's governor's and
regents' thoughts on and relationship to the NU system.
By Ann Owens '
True of False: The quality of education at NU is affec
ted when top administrators leave the university, something
is being done to prevent their leaving, and salaries are valid
reasons for administrators leaving.
Either answer might be correct for all three clauses if
the graders are Gov. J.James Exon, Nebraska state senators
and NU Board of Regents members. Of 24 persons inter
viewed: Five said the quality of education is affected when top
-Eight said depending upon circumstances, quality
might or might not be affected.
-Nine said it isn't affected. ,
-Two said they don't know.
Further questioning showed that few of the 24 persons
interviewed thought they were responsible for maintaining
"quality" administrators at NU:
Eight said they are exploring ways of keeping "quality"
administrators at NU.
12 said they are not.
-Four said it is the responsibility of others.
And in answer to many administrators' dissatisfaction
with salaries and claims that salaries are reasons for leaving
Four said salaries are valid reasons for administrators
Seven said depending on circumstances, salaries might
or might not be valid reasons.
Six said they are not.
-Seven said they don't know.
According to Regent fkop, administrators have
nothing to do with the quality of education.
"I define the quality of education as the ability of a stu
dent to master a subject," he said. "Professors are respon
sible for mat, administrators aren't."
Prokop added that administrators were known to be
gypsies looking for a step upward.
Exon shared this view and said that NU hever has had
trouble replacing administrators.
"I hope that NU never becomes so administratively
straight-jacketed and anemic that they would collect a
group of professors and administrators no one else wants,"
Continued on p.6
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Foreign news correspondent:
Soviet philosophy to conquer world
Fhoteky Kevin Higly
Charles Arnot, American Broad
casting Company FM radio
The ASUN Government Liaison Com
mittee will meet Monday at 9 p.m. in the
Nebraska Union to organize lobbying
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the Legislature, according to Jeff Searcy,
Gov. J. James Exon has called the Legis
lature into special session to deal with what
he termed the state's fiscal difficulties.
Among his proposals is a three per cent cut
in state agency spending, including NU.
Students are encouraged to attend, or to
contact Searcy at the ASUN office
(472-2581) or at 477-6209. The room
number will be posted.
Winning lottery numbers for tickets
to the Oklahoffla-ifcbraska. football
game Nov. 22 tre one through 1,943,
the UNL ticket office announced
Students holding winning numbers
for this year's migration game can pick
up tickets at the South Stadium ticket
office Nov. 4 through 6 between 9 a.m.
and 12 psn. and 1 pjn. and 4 p.m.
By Rex Seline
Americans can "never, ever trust the
Soviets all the way," according to Charles
Arnot, a veteran foreign correspondent and
the American Broadcasting Company FM '
radio news manager.
"It's in the Soviet's best interests to
have relations with the United States right
now," Arnot told a gathering of UNL
journalism students and the press Friday
afternoon. 'Their whole political philos
ophy is mapped out with the intent on
conquering the world. There's no way their
system and ours are compatible."
Arnot, in Lincoln to address Thursday
night's initiation banquet of the UNL chap
ter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, the national
broadcasting honorary, is a native of
In answering a question about coverage
of the presidential trips behind the "Iron
Curtain," Amot said he felt "if there is a
World War III, it will be between Russia
He said China doesn't like America's
detente with Russia and he expects a
"cooling-off" of relations between America
He reported that both China and Russia
open up to the press during presidential
visits, mot wanting to be seen as repressive
countries. But they close again after the
trips, he said.
"Don't think detente is anything but
window dressing," he said. "They're still
the communists of old.
After the banqujt address, he spent Fri
day answering questions in journalism
At the afternoon question and answer
session, he told students that UNL s journ
alism school had changed since the two
years he spent in Lincoln with United Press
early in his career.
The facilities are not what they used to
be," ha said. "You've got a tremendous
journalism plant her. It's om of the most
modem journalism schools Ie ever
lis told the students they were "enter
ing the most exacting and delicate profes
sion in the world."
"A Journalistic error can be dangerous
if not fatal," Arnot said. He explained that
"one erroneous report on a sensitive issue,"
could lead to outbreaks of violence or war.
Arnot illustrated his talk with stories
from his 30 years in journalism and his ex
periences as an overseas "troubleshooter"
and bureau chief for ABC in Rome, Cairo.
Nairobi, Kenya, Bangkok, Thailand and"
"During the military coup in Greece
a few years back. . . they had very, very
strict censorship," Arnot said. "They
seized our cameras at the airport.
"We were able to telephone reports for
radio back to New York, but we couldn't
get film out for television. So we went
down to a confectioner's in Athens every
day and bought a large cake. We hollowed
it out, put the film in it, and had someone
from our bureau in Rome come in
everyday to take the cake out to London
and New York."
Arnot said he thought it was the media's
responsibility to act as an "impersonal con
duit" for the public who may not have the
opportunity to be present at an event.
Troops not informed
He also said recent reports that Ameri
can troops in Vietnam were not told of the
size of the North Vietnamese forces might
be partially true.
"There was some effort at concealment
of the strength of the enemy," he said.
on their best face."
But Arnot said it was not possible to
conceal the strength of the force that beat
down the South Vietnamese and came
close to trie Americans.
"I don't think there was any attempt on
the part of the American officials to delude
us (senior reporters) about the strength
of the enemy," Amot said. He was in Viet
nam from 1963 to 66 and in 1969 to 70.
He said his closest brushes with death in
Vietnam were from American forces at
tacking areas he was in.
In other battles, he barely was able to
leave Cairo in 1967 before the Egyptians
interred American newsmen. He also was
involved in a mob scene where protesters
began rocking his car back and forth.
"I figure that a certain amount of judic
ious cowardice is in my own best interests,"
he said. "But sometimes it's not possible to
avoid danger. It's a chance you have to
in other matters, Amot said.
-He opposes what he called "personali
ty journalism," where the reporter be
comes more important than the story he
-ABC's decision not to broadcast one of
..President Ford's press conferences "was a
good decision for the wrong reason."
He said the conferences were not news
worthy and should not have been run. The
ABC decision not to carry the conference
was reportedly based on a fear of having to
provide equal time to other presidential
candidates, he said.
-ABC's use of four radio networks,
geared to appeal to four different audi
ences, has been very successful. They have
been able to place four different affiliates,
each with different ABC programming, in
major markets and now have more affili
ates than CBS, NBC and the Mutual net
He opposes the use of "gag rules," and
favors the medh's opposition to such a
court order in Sutherland, Neb.
NU Foundation: $30,000 study may.
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Fees Allocation Board decision:
More than just a bulletin board
to East Campus p.12
Arts and Entertainment p.8
Sports p. 10
Crossword p. 12
Short Stuff p.3
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Monday: Mostly sunny with light vari
able winds. Temperatures in the mid-60s.
Monday night: Increasing cloudiness.
Temperatures ranging from the low to
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler.
Highs in the upper 50s.
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