The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 11, 1976, Image 1

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By Barbara Lutz
Roy Young, one of seven candidates recommended by
the chancellor search committee, said in a prepared state
ment Tuesday that he and his family "look forward, to our
expected move to Lincoln in late spring."
NU President D. B. Varner and NU Board of Regents
Chairman James Moylan said during a press conference
where Young's statement was released that they will
recommend Young as UNL chancellor to the regents at
their Saturday meeting.
Young currently is vice-president for research and
graduate studies at Oregon State University (OSU) in
Corvallis, Ore.
If the board approves the appointment, Young will
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assume his position "no later than June 1," Varner said.
Young's salary will be $46,000 annually, more than
$1 ,000 less than he wpuld have received at OSU.
Varner said Oregon State offered Young a "10 to 13
per cent salary increase effective July 1, " making his
salary more than $47,000. Former UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge's salary was $42,004, Vamcr said. '
Varner said $46,000 was the minimum salary Young
would accept if offered the job. Although Young will
receive a smaller paycheck than he did at OSU, Varner
said, other compensations include a rent-free house
donated to UNL last summer and a par provided by the
NU Foundation,
Young visited Lincoln last week for "secret meetings"
inside to&'ay
Researchers: UNL-based research
projects offer international recog- '
nition to UNL professors. See
Third Dimension . . .'. .......
Budget: NU President D.B. Varner
says the university needs an
additional $8 million this fiscal yyar . . .
p. 5
with NU and UNL administrators and regents, Varner
said. He said all regents met Young except UNO Student
Regent Clint Bellows and Medical Center Student Regent
Chris Baker.
Richard Gilbert, chairman of the chancellor search
committee and UNL professor of chemical engineering,
said Young received "all the votes" on the search
committee's list. None of the seven finalists were women,
he said, and few women applied. ; '
In a prepared statement, Moylan said "members of the
Board of Regents were impressed with his interest and
ability to achieve academic quality."
Varner said he heard several opinions of Young and is
"very impressed." He said he has watched Young perform
in the National Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges and as chairman of the association's
Special Committee on Environment and Energy.
"His ability has been rated topnotch," Varner said.
Young is "quite aware of (budget) problems which face
us," Varner said, adding that Young is concerned about
the inequality in federal fund appropriations between the
two universities. OSU annually receives $12 million in
federal funds, while NU gets $3 million, he said.
Varner said research is vital for UNL and "Young has
strength in this area."
ew ag yice-chancellor eyes improved researc
By Nancy Clark -
Giving UNL's agriculture program "the proper visi
bility it deserves" is his primary goal, said Martin Massen
gale, new vice-chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources.
Massengale received his UNL appointment Dec. 13, and
replaces Duane Acker, who left UNL July 1, 1975, to be
come president of Kansas State University in Manhattan,
Kan. Howard .Ottoson has been acting vice-chancellor
since then.
Massengale will earn $41,000 annually once he assumes
the job March 1.
At a Monday press conference, he said he will
encourage implementation of an improved agriculture pro
gram and increased research on natural resource
"Nebraska is a big state agriculturally," he said. "It has
a heritage of supporting the univeristy and the potential
to develop an excellent agriculture industry through the
university." " "
Associated with the University of Arizona at Tuscon,
agronomy dept. for the last 17 years, 42-year-old Massen
gale has been associate dean of the College of Agriculture
and associate director of Tuscoh's agriculture experiment
station since 1974.
Continued on p.2
Senate 'actively supports' fund boost
By Joe Hudson
The UNL Faculty Senate Tuesday voted to actively
support NU President JD.B. Vamer's goal of boosting state
general fund support of UNL to the upper half of the Big
8 Conference. -..,
Varner told the Senate that to achieve that eoal. about
$8 million must be added to NU budget proposals before
considering other increases, such 8S inflation.
Vamer's request concerned the entire NU system,
while the senate's resolution mentioned only UNL.
Earlier In the meeting, it was disclosed that Utica
State Sen. Douglas Bereuter requested .faculty partici
patipn at the Nebraska Legislature's Appropriations Com
mittee hearings on the university budget. Faculty Senate
President Fanklin Eldridge said several members of the
Faculty Senate Executive -Committee will meet with
Appropriations Committee members.
The resolution on Vamer's request, passed at the close
of the meeting, called for "active support" of Vamer's
proposal by the Executive Committee.
Varner told the Senate that Gov. J. James Exon agreed
three years ago that state financing of the university
should be raised to the upper division of the Big 8.
However, he said, the governor's proposal for the univer
sity budget is not generous.
Exon has proposed an $84.1 nillion budget for NU,
compared with an Appropriations Committee recommen
dation of $88 million and NU's $100 million request.
Two separate studies indicate about an $8 million in
crease is needed as a starting base, Varner said.
Concerning other matters, the Senate authorized col
leges to award "Highest Distinction" degrees tp bachelor
of arts candidates. Previously, only degrees "with distinc
tion" and "with high distinction" could be awarded.
The Senate tabled a motion concerning destruction of
confidential material gathered by certain of its commit
tees. The motion, proposed by the Committee on Com
mittees, was referred back to that committee for further
study because of possible conflicts of that proposatwith
university bylaws.
Photo by Sit Bovrtver
Citing an improved agriculture program and in
creased research as among his plans for the Institute
of Agriculture and Natural Resources, new vice
chancellor Martin Massengale outlined his goals at
Monday press conference.
Fiery Monday 'spring fever' spacks 1 6th St.
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?ring fever arrived esvty on 16th street Tuesury r"'M
mo, foosbaO talk, bathtub, several coaches ft? 1 tV
d with lighter fluid ana ignited. .
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t tetween 200 and 3 C3 stu&nts' watched as a
a door, portable rcstroom and snowfence were
Spring fever came early, but hot, on 16th St. Monday
Between 200 and 300 students stopped traffic and lit a
fire in the street about midnight, said Campus Police Chief
Gale Cade.
Cade said that although there was little damage, traffic
was blocked on 16th St., between Vine and R streets for
about two hours and the Lincoln Fire Dept. was called to
extinguish the blaze.
Cade said a piano and a foosball table were hauled into
the street from one of the living units on 16th St. at about
12:45 a.m.
Witnesses said the piano was doused with lighter fluid
and started on fire first, followed by the foosball table, a
bathtub, several couches and tires, a door and a portable
outdoor rest room. .
Cad said a snowfence surrounding a work site on the
west side of 16th St. was pulled across the street, blocking
traffic, and part of it was added to the blaze.
Several groups of streakers also accompanied the late
night "entertainment," according to witnesses. .
The windshield of a machine at the worksite also Was
broken when a brick was thrown through it, Gade said.
Robert Edmunds, Campus Police investigator, said two.
persons were arrested after the fire at about 2:15 ajn.
when Campus Police allegedly were shot at with what was
believed to have bcea.a B.B. gun. The incident was
thought to be unrelated to the 16th St. disturbance,
police said.
Charged with violence against a police officer In pur
suit of his duties was Steven Monson, 1548 Vine St.,
Edmunds said. Monson is a sophomore business major
from Osceola.'
The other man arrested was released without being