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By Randy Blauvelt
Martin A. Massengale, 42, has "eliminat
ed" himself from commitments to other
schools, pending his approval by the NU
Board of Regents as UNL's next vice
chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources.
Massengale's name will be submitted to
the board for formal "approval at its meet
ing Dec. 13. If approved, Massengale said
he will not take the position until about
He now is associate dean of the College
of Agriculture at the University of Arizona,
Tuscon (UA), and directs its agriculture
experiment station at a salary of "about
$38,000." He joined the UA staff as an
assistant professor of agronomy in 1958,
was named department head in 1966 and
took his current position in 1974.
"I have given verbal acceptance for the
position," he said in a telephone inter
view Monday, "but March is the earliest
date I can close up my activities here.1
The UNL ag institute combines the
College of Agriculture teaching programs,
the agriculture experiment station and re
search and off-campus education in the
cooperative extension service. It also in
cludes services of the water resources re
search institute and the conservation and
Salary negotiations still are underway,
Massengale said, with a tentative "ball
park" figure set at between $41,000 and
$41,500. UNL's Interim Chancellor Adam
Breckenridge verified that the figure is
If approved, Massengale would assume
the position vacated by Duane Acker on
July 1. Acker, now president of Kansas
State University, was paid $36,000 for the
"I'll have to study the system before
making any changes," Massengale said,
"but I won't say I won't make any."
The Kentucky native said -he doesn't
"know of any opposition" to his appoint
ment as vice chancellor, but said he is "not
really in a position to see it, if there is
The vice chancellor job appeals to him
because he said it includes teaching, re
searching and administrating.
"I've been heavily involved in research
and teaching," he said. "I like all aspects.
That's why I like the job. If someone
doesn't like to work with people, they
shouldn't be in administration."
Roy Arnold, vice chancellor search com
mittee chairman and chairman of Food
Science and Technology, said Massengale is
a "very good choice."
Robert Kleis, acting director of the in
stitution's experiment station, and Leo
Lucas, dean and director of the institute's
extension service, both deny there is "in
tense pressure" to secure an institute vice
chancellor before Massengale's expected
March starting date, praised Agriculture
Experiment Station Director Howard
Ottoson's work as acting vice chancellor
and said they were "very impressed" with
Massengale received his B.S. degree from
Western Kentucky University and his M.S.
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of
During 1972, Massengale served as pre
sident of the Crop Science Society of
America. He is a fellow of the American
Society of Agronomy and a member of the
American Grassland Council.
Wednesday, december 3, 1975 volume 99 number 54 lincoln, nebraska
Vince Boucher, a senior majoring in
journalism and English, was chosen as next
semester's Daily Nebraskan editor-in-chief
Monday night by the Publications Com
mittee. Boucher has worked on the Daily Ne
braskan since the fall of 1973 as reporter,
associate news editor, reporter, book re
viewer and Third Dimension editor. He was
editor of the 1975 Summer Nebraskan.
Currently, Boucher is president of the UNL
chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. . .
Increased ASUN activity within other
existing campus organizations and student
interest in the coming election year will be
among the important issues to be covered
next semester, he said.
Boucher said he thinks the status of the
Daily Nebraskan within the university's
student organization structure needs to be
clarified because of student fee support for
the Daily Nebraskan,
Applications for reporters, columnists,
copy editors, photographers, arts and news
and editorial assistants for next semester's
Daily Nebraskan are due Monday, Dec. 9
at 5 p.m. Applications do not have to be
journalism majors, but journalism or writ
ing experience is helpful.
A church for ell: Oak Lake Bible
Church p. 11
Third Dimension: The state
of the UNL libraries p. 5
Editorials p. 4
Arts and Entertainment p.9
Sports p. 10
Crossword p. 12
Short Stuff. .,. ..p.2
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with temper
atures ranging from the upper 30s to mid
40s. South to southwesterly winds from
Wednesday Eight: Fair with tempera
tures in the mid to upper 20s.
Thumlay: Partly cloudy and warm,
light In the mid to upper 40s. .
UNL organization will
campaign for reform act
Photo by Td Kirk
Vince Boucher has been chosen
as next semester's editor-in-chief
for the Ddly Nebraskan.
Nebraska University Public Interest Re
search Group (NUPIRG) is the first UNL
organization to campaign for putting the
1976 Nebraska Political Reform Act on the
November ballot, according to Marge
Schlitt, Sunshine Initiative coordinator for
NUPIRG will have a booth in the Neb
raska Union north lobby, Schlitt said,
where petitions " Sailing" for placement of
the bill on the ballot may be signed or
Eicked up for circulation. The booth will
e closed over winter vacation.
- Only students registered to vote in Lan
caster County can sign these petitions,
Schlitt said, but those registered in other
Nebraska counties may circulate petitions
in their home counties over interim.
The Sunshine Initiative is part of a
national drive to get the reform act on
ballots. The bill was passed by petition
drives in California, Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, Colorado, Missouri and the Michi
gan State Legislature passed the bill.
Schlitt said the petition drive in Nebras
ka is seeking 3 1 ,590 signatures.
According to NUPIRG President Don
Wesley, the Nebraska Legislature is plan
ning to introduce parts of the bill, while
those signing the petition favor all reforms
The reform act calls for a commission
with an executive director, general coordin
ator, a CPA and two investigators, whose
sole power would be to investigate and en
force what Schlitt called four major res
visions in the weak Nebraskan lobbying
-Lobbyists and their agents must regis
ter and file activity reports with the com
mission, reveal their true identities and list
the persons or organizations employing
-Lobbyists, candidates and public of
ficials file all disclosure statements with
the independent and non-partisan
-Complete disclosure of candidates'
political campaign financing.
-Public officials and employes are pro
hibited from using their offices or confi
dential information for personal financial
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