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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 4, 1972)
Little Bo's . . ....
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work where a person can meet others, shoot the
breeze with old friends or match wits at Foos
"Every time I go out there, it's like a high
school reunion," commented a 1966 Lincoln
Business began to mushroom when the
Legislature lowered the legal drinking age to 20
in 1969, Worster said. However, he said, there
was no corresponding business increase when
the legal age dropped to 19 three years later..
Since the change of ownership three years
ego, Bo's West has been expanded twice. A
third addition to Bo'k West was scrapped in
favor of Bo's East, opened June 19 and only 33
paces from Bo's West
Proving a new attraction at Bo's East is a
solid oak dance floor installed about three
week s ago, the owners say.
"The kids were a little bashful about dancing
the first few days, but they've gotten over that
now," Vanous said.
The owners said they occasionally heard
complaints about Bo's 45 cent charge for a
draw. They explained that a 12 ounce glass of
Bo's beer sells for 30 cents until 8 p.m. Only
after that, with the band starting to play at
8:30, is the cost of beer or any mixed drink
hiked 15 cents.
The owners explained that, after 8 p.m. the
profit per draw is two to three cents.
"If we charged even a nickel (a draw) less,
we'd be losing money," Vanous said.
One paradox about Bo's is its consistent
amount of business without benefit of mass
advertising. Bo's only advertising expense this
semester has been two small ads in the Daily
"We put our advertising dollar on the stage,"
Vanous said. Worster added that, for Bo's, word
of mouth is the best advertiser.
Because Bo's is so well-known, it attracts
Minors, Worster said, usually are
apprehended when a doorman suspects a fake
ID and asks the bearer to duplicate the
signature. If the handwriting doesn't match,
Bo's always calls the police, who then dispose
.of the case. Last year 80 minors were
If a minor somehow manages to slip past a
doorman, employes (about 32 on a busy night)
are rewarded with $10 any time they spot
someone under age 19 inside after 8:30 p.m.
Bo's has at least as much business as it can
handle, but Worster stresses that "all that glitter
is not gold."
He said that with two buildings, Little Bo's
overhead expenses are astronomical, even
without considering the salaries of two bands a
week. And while Bo's empties between 400 and
525 kegs a month, he said it still gets its share
(about 40 a month) of bad checks.
The owners emphasize that most people
come to Little Bo to enjoy the entertainment,
not to buy booze. And while the new dance
floor may attract customers, no one can drink
and dance at the same time.
The Lincoln area's younger set goes to Bo's
to groove with almost-free entertainment, to
meet new friends and old friends, to dance and,
if they wish, just to sit alone or with another
person and have a few brews, the owners say.
On occasion they may be inconvenienced by
a parking lot quagmire or a wait in line.
"Yeah," Vanous said, "we give the kids a
pretty fair shake."
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scheduled to speak
As of late Sunday night, prominent defense attorney
William Kunstler still was scheduled to speak at UNL Tuesday
at 2 p.ra in the Nebraska Union.
Kunstler gained national recognition in 1969 during his
defense of the "Chicago Seven" on conspiracy to incite
He also has defended H. Rap Brown, Bobby Seale and the
Kunstler accepts speaking engagements on the
understanding that court and clients take precedence. Union
Talks and Topics Committee Chairman Doug Voegler said
Sunday that Kunstler had not indicated he couldn't speak.
That committee is sponsoring his speech.
Kunstler is scheduled to speak to several UNL classes and
then deliver a general address at 2 p.m., followed by a question
and answer session.
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Each year, committee members elect the next year's
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year's committee chairmen will be Sunday.
Any undergraduate student can become a member of
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Martin said members of Builders have a little better view of
what actually happens at the University's basic levels.
Builders also gives students a chance to help others orient
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