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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1972)
Wednesday, april 12, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 94
Health Center director
warns of VD hazard
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Dr. Samuel I. Fuenning, Medical
Director of the University Health Center
recommended greater responsibility on
the part of the student to curb the
increase in venereal disease which is seen
on the UNL campus as well as throughout
Fuenning said 80 per cent of the
women and 25 per cent of the men who
contact VD have no symptoms so they
may carry and spread the disease for
some time before it is detected.
He recommended the use of a condom
for the prevention of both VD and
pregnancy. Gonorrhea is the most
prevalent form of VD. Fuenning said
syphilis has become relatively rare.
The Health Center has a program
which follows up on all cases of VD. In
order to stop the spread of one strain the
diseased person will be asked for names
of those with whom he or she has had
sexual contact in the recent past. These
people are communicated with and
treated so that the disease will not spread.
Treatment usually consists of
penicillin which has been relatively
effective in treatment according to
The increase of gonorrhea and
pregnancy closely parallels the increases
in the state and national figures.
Gov. J J. Exon late Tuesday vetoed a
bill permitting the treatment of minors
for drug abuse and VD. The bill, LB
1302, was introduced by Omaha Sen.
David Stahmer and passed the final day
of the session.
Stahmer's bill was to replace an earlier
passed bill in the session-Lincoln Sen.
Wally Barnett's LB 1096-which limited
treatment to VD.
Exon's veto keeps Barnett's bill intact.
It was reported late Tuesday that an
official from the Nebraska State Patrol's
drug division had urged Exon kill the
Fuenning said this does not affect any
of the policies already in effect at the
The Health Center has also had a
corresponding increase in cases of crabs.
Fuenning said that crabs are not
particularly as dangerous as VD but they
can prove to be very uncomfortable.
Regents explore salaries
Average salaries for UNL professors
increase more slowly as the number of
years of teaching experience increases in
almost half the cases investigated,
according to results of a study released at
last week's Board of Regents meeting.
But figures released in the report
showed that in seven out of 16 sases,
average salaries for UNL faculty members
dropped as teaching experience increased.
In all instances, faculty members were
compared with co-workers of equal rank
In one category, the average salary
after 16 years of experience was the same
as the starting salary.
For example, the average salary for an
Arts and Sciences professor with one to
five years teaching experirteoe and the
highest degree in his field is $20,650.
The professorial salary for that same
professor with 16 years experience is
$18,149, or a difference of $2,501.
This is the largest difference in the
three colleges, according to the study.
Bicycle thefts become major crime problem
by Debby Fair ley
The bike-riding fad hit Lincoln not too long ago.
And right behind came the probability of organized
bike-stealing, according to Lincoln police.
'We think there is some kind of ring operating
here, but we don't know yet if there are a couple of
large ones or a number of small ones," said Police
Cadet Tom Ritchie.
At any rate, bike thefts are a very serious problem
and getting worse, he said. Last year 1,100 bicycles
were reported stolen in the city, plus 51 more at the
University with a total value of $55,000. Of these,
52 were recovered. Very few arrests were made.
Prime targets are unlicensed bikes locked with thin
chain or combination locks. "Most of those
combinations are so simple they can be picked by any
small kid who knows what he's doing," Ritchie said.
And the thin chain locks can be cut easily with wire
"If people would know their license numbers it
would help tremendously in recovering stolen bikes.
We've got some bikes here at the station which aren't
licensed, and we've had some of them for quite
awhile, but without the license numbers, it's
practically impossible to trace them."
Bike licenses cost 50 cents and can be obtained at
any fire station. Thefts are expected to skyrocket
with the coming of warmer weather. Twenty bikes
were reported stolen in Lincoln and on campus in
January, 53 in February and 107 in March. Most of
these are the more expensive 10-speeds, but older
"clunkers" are also frequently reported stolen.
And once stolen, bikes seldom show up again.
Many are stripped down for parts to make new bikes.
sold for parts or repainted. Manufacturer's serial
numbers could probably still identify repainted bikes,
Ritchie said, but most owners don't know these
"We're starting to get some action now," Ritchie
said. "We're prosecuting more people." But recovery
of stolen bicycles remains tough unless the bikes are
College students are being more careful this year,
according to campus police chief Gale Gade. "They're
taking them into the dorms and their homes and
using heavy chain locks. But it's still very important
to license them.
"Our department and the fire department is going
to sponsor a bike licensing drive on city campus in a
couple of weeks to encourage this."
By summer, police expect 150 to 200 bikes to be
reported stolen each month.
The FscuSty Ssrta WeuftesJay afternoon took the bull by
the tail and faced the situation at their monthly meeting. The
senate, which was to discuss a resolution calling for the
censure of Regent Robert Prokop for allegedly plagiarizing an
article on homosexuality passed a substitute motion.
The motion, which csatasd easily on a voice vote, "off idatty
requests tSte Board of Resents to address feSf in writing" to a
letter sent to the chairman of t& board, Ed Schwvtzkopf of
Lincoln. The letter was ssnt FsSi. 21 and tm received no reply.
David Levine, chairman of the department of psychology,
said the letter urged the Board of Regents to "retain Its
credibility with the academic community" by pursuing the
matter of the alleged plagiarism.
The original resolution, introduced by English instructor
Larry Wolf ley, urged the faculty to recognize "a clear moral
obligation to principles of intellectual intargrity" and to
censure Prokop formally for "plagiarizing."
In other business, the senate's committee on committees
announced only one person, taw professor Wallace Rudolph,
had bean nominated for the presidency of the body.
Committee member Samuel Treves said nominations would be
received tfsrough Friday.
Two students addressed the body. Dee Canar, representing
the Nebraska Public Interest Research Group (NEBPIRG),
urged the faculty to write letters supporting NEBPIRG to
UNL administrative officials and the Board of Regents. She
said NEBPIRG would be "educational" since research done by
students could be used in classrooms.
Another student, Mary Jane England, representing die All
University Fund (AUF), announced that money raised during
this year's drive would go to the University Emereti Fund.
The money wilt be used to set up an emergency fund for
retired University instructors whose incomes cane? tf
cost of living.
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