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friday, november 21, 1975 volume 99 number 51 lincoln, nebraska
crunch faces the whole qlobe
By Lisa Brown
"In the next 20 to 30 years, we're going
to have a severe population and food
crunch all over the world," John Daley,
UNL biochemistry professor, said during a
panel discussion on World Hunger Thurs
The panel of three authorities in the
field was sponsored by Concerned Pro Life
Students to arouse concern for people,
president Dennis Hunt said.
The solution to the hunger problem,
doesn't just depend on zero population
growth, according to Dale Anderson,
agricultural economics assoc. professor. It
will also depend on utilizing a large amount
of capital, technology, and changing in
stitutions in many countries.
"The problem that exists is not insur
mountable," Robert Zeigler, chairman of
the Nebraska Task Force on Global Food
and Population Concern said.
"We have the resources to do it, but the
question is whether the resources will be
used in the right areas," he said.
"We assume that if we can increase
productivity here, it will be a major aid to
undeveloped countries, Daly said.
An effort should be made to provide
underdeveloped countries with the tech
nology that enables them to beat the prob
lem as it arises, he said.
Daly spoke about a conference on
"Crop Productivity: Research Imperatives"
that he attended in October and said
people also assume when talking about ag
ricultural research, that climatic conditions
will continue as they are.
Temperatures have been above average
for the last 60 years, but that may not con
tinue, he said.
Zeigler spoke about many of the steps
now being taken in various areas, including
those individuals could take.
He said one out of eight people suffer
from hunger and malnutrition. Although
little has been done by the United States
government since the World Food Confer
ence held last year in Rome, Congress has
begun working on legislation, rhost of
which now is in committee, Zeigler said.
Variables control fuel use
By Ann Owens
Variables including federal price con
trols, wind chill index, temperature and
snowfall make UNL energy consumption
projection a risky business, according to
Ronald Wright, UNL business manager.
Wright said one can only "figure for the
worst possible conditions and go from
If the worst happens this year, Wright
said a potential $1 million problem is
Static ends, public radio battle begins
He added that he wants to avoid deficit
appropriation "like the plague." Wright
said neither NU President D.B. Varner nor
the NU Board of Regents would support
appropriations because of the variables
involved in energy consumption projection.
This year's $2.5 million energy budget is
a seven per cent increase over last year's
budget. However, maintenance inflation is
at approximately 12 to 15 per cent, Wright
"That leaves at least five per cent
($150,000) inflationary erosion not
covered by the budget," he said.
Continued on p.3
By Liz Crumley
Public radio in Nebraska will be con
sidered, after months of controversy, by
the executive committee of the Nebraska
Braodcasters Association (NBA) and the
Nebraska Educational Television (NETV)
The meeting, Dec. 2, follows comple
tion of an eight-month study done for
NETV by Robertson Associates, a Florida
based firm. 1
"The question of feasibility of public
radio in Nebraska is not whether, but
when," the study concluded.
The Nebraska ETV Network could be a
definite advantage for public radio in Neb
raska, the Robertson report stated.
' Nebraska has invested public funds in
land acquisition, building construction,
erection of towers and an "excellent Tele
communications Center," the report said,
all of which can be made doubly useful if
integrated into a state-wide plan for public
Robertson suggested a nine-phase plan
for NETV to consider public radio develop
ment." The first phase involves establishing a
radio station at Mead wich would provide
reception for 62 per cent of the state while
using the existing tower, transmitter and
Cost would be $220,427, the report
said, while the station's total annual opera-
12 year? later! The JFK assassination
investigations still are open and a
UNO symposium explains
Arts and Entertainment p.8
Sports ,. p.10
Short Stuff p.3
Friday: Clear and cold. Highs in the
upper 20s. Northerly winds ranging from
15 to 30 m.p J).
Frfctay Eht: dear and cold. Low
temperatures in the mid to upper teens.
SsSasday: Sunny end cold. Highs in th$
mid to upper 30s.
ting expense would be $148,871.
However, a 75 per cent matching grant
could be obtained from the United States
Department of Health, Education and Wel
fare (HEW), which would reduce operating
costs to about 19.9 cents annually for each
Nebraskan served, the Robertson report
Eight more stations
The remaining eight phases include sta
tions at Hastings, Norfolk, Lexington,
North Platte, Alliance, Pawnee City,
Bassett and Merriman. Together, the report
said, they would cover all of Nebraska.
Total capital cost for the nine stations
would be about $355,681, including the
75 per cent grant from HEW. Total opera
ting cost would be about $719,120.
If the stations are not established im
mediately, the report said, NETV risks
possibility of available frequencies being
assigned to others.
"At the moment, Nebraska has an un
usual opportunity to apply for frequencies
which, when assigned to the nine specific
sites where Nebraska ETV is already loca
ted, can accommodate. . .stations powerful
enough to reach virtually everyone in the
state," the report said.
Once any of those frequencies is
assigned to another applicant, it said, this
chance is "effectively and economically"
Reach too few
Joe Stavas, president of the NBA, which
opposes public radio, said he thought
public radio would serve too few people.
"Nebraska is covered with excellent
radio stations, both FM and AM. We feel
we're serving these communities adequate
ly," he said.
The NBA is concerned whether a need
for public radio exists, considering the
present economic situation, Stavas said.
June Popken, NETV Commissioner
from Brady, agreed. If it were not for what
she called the state's financial crunch, she
said she Would favor public radio.
"There are a large number of people
whose needs are not being met by commer
cial radio," she said.
In his study, Robertson dealt with
commercial broadcasters' objections to
No need or demand
These included no need or demand for
public radio, cost and possible governmen
tal controls. The report also said opponents
thought it was unfair to compete against
commercial stations with tax dollars.
The main reason there is "no great hue
and cry for public radio," the report stat
ed, is because most Nebraska citizens are
unaware of it. Out of state stations re
ceived in Nebraska have garnered favorable
response, the report added.
The statement that public radio pro
vides all services that are needed, the
Robertson report said, shows lack of
understanding of public radio format.
The programs available would Include
Congressional hearings, National Press
Club luncheon speakers, special lecture
series, "Jazz Revisited," adult education
courses, special services for the handi
capped, state governmental affairs and
"Nebraska Arts and Artists.
Governmental control or influence is
less likely to occur in broadcasting than in
any other media, the report said, because
broadcasting is always subject to public
The report did not answer the cost ques
tion, because it said this must be deter
mined by more directly involved persons.
An NETV subcommittee is investigating
other public radio stations across the
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Photo by Tod Kirk
Oklahoma quaterback Steve
Davis's pose said it all when he
scored the go ahead touchdown
in last year's UNL-Oklahoma
football game. For details on
this years shoot-out see page
No CSL meetings until role decided
By Liz Crumley
Council on Student Life (CSL) chair
man Lyle Young refused to call the meet
ing to order Thursday night when seven
"new" CSL members and six "eld" mem
bers appeared for the meeting.
The ASUN Senate passed a resolution
Wednesday which apparently rescinded the
appointments of its six student appointees.
Seven senators were appointed to take
After i 45 minute debate questioning
the validity of the rescission, all former
CSL members, including staff and faculty,
walked out saying there was "no reason for
No future meeting date was set by
Young who said he would not call i meet
ing until the future of CSL was decided.
This would come through direction by the
chancellor, he added.
During the debate, the appointed sena
tors emphasized that this was a temporary
rescission and that former student CSL
members could be reinstated on a person-
to-person basis. This would occur after the
reorganization of CSL, they said.
The major change ASUN wants to im
plement concerning CSL, said ASUN Sen.
Bob Simcnson, concerns the route policy
recommendations would take after CSL
approval. In a proposal which Simonson
said would have been introduced at the
CSL meeting Thursday night, the route
would have been changed to include ap
proval by the Faculty Senate and ASUN.
A copy of any CSL action would go to
the Faculty Senate and ASUN. If approval
was given by both bodies, the recommen
dation would be forwarded to the
However, If approval was not given, the
proposal would require the recommenda
tion to go back for CSL revision. In the
event that mutual approval could not be
reached, the proposal stated the recom
mendation would not be forwarded to the
The purpose of this proposal, according
to Simonson, is to make CSL more re
sponsible to students and faculty.
After the reorganization, all former CSL
student members would be "re-evaluated,"
he said, if recall action was desired, proper
action then could be taken, Simonson said.
In comments after the "meeting" broke
up Simonson said ASUN was questioning
the actions of CSL members Chip Lowe
and Judith-Anne Sadler.
CSL staff member Ron Gierhan said
that regardless of what they called it, the
action amounted to a recall. He then ques
tioned whether ASUN had the constitu
tional authority to recall its appointees.
Lowe said he questioned whether the
senators could make the resolution binding
on CSL, adding that he knew of only two
ways. These were to get CSL to agree with
the senators or to go to the student courts
and ultimately to the Board of Regents, he
Simonson commented he did not think
"this is any place for you (CSL) to say we
wont deal with the ASUN Senate.-
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