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thursday, april 26, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 1 05
by Dennis Onnen
The ASUN Senate voted
Wednesday night not to override
President Ann Henry's veto of a
resolution giving $1,000 to the
Student Bar Association for a minority
recruitment program. However, there
is still a chance that decision will be
The original resolution introduced
by Sen. Brian Waid passed by a 20-9
vote two weeks ago. Last week Henry
announced her intention to veto the
bill. The vote last night was 18-12 in
favor of overriding the veto, but the
motion by Waid to that effect required
a two-thirds vote to pass. Twenty
votes were needed to override.
Waid then moved to appeal the
Senate's decision to uphold the veto
because the question of whether
senators could vote absentee never has
been resolved. Five senators were
absent at the time of the vote. Waid
next moved to table his motion to
All the motions caused one senator
to remark, "I'm not sure where we're
at". Mark Hoeger, ASUN first vice
president, explained that there had to
be a specific reason for an appeal. "In
this case, it's the question of the
absentee ballot," Hoeger said. The
Senate voted 9-10 to table the appeal
for one week.
Most of the arguments concerning
the veto centered arcund how $500
allocated to the Human Rights
Committee should be spent. Waid's
original resolution had given the
money to the Student Bar Association.
Henry argued that the money
should be spent on a proposed change
in the tuition statement which she said
would help the PACE program receive
more money. PACE is a
voluntarily -financed, low-income,
Waid responded by saying that the
change could be made in the tuition
statement and be paid for with money
from next year's budget.
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Demonstrators. ..met with UNL officials Tuesday to discuss Day Care Center problems.
Exon signs budget
despite fund lack
Gov. J. James Exon said Wednesday he was signing
into law the state's budget for fiscal 1973-74 despite
the fact that it lacked sufficient funds in certain
Although senators rejected a series of amendments
which he had asked be added to his budget
recommendation, Exon said he would sign the bill.
Senators pushed Exon's budget bill last week
through floor consideration without attaching any
amendments. The bill was approved with the
minimum number of votes needed to make it
effective July 1 when the fiscal year begins,
Hiram Scott plan
by Steve Arvanette
It appears there will be no University of Nebraska
at Scottsbluff campus this year unless Sen. Terry
Carpenter can persuade five additional senators to
override Gov. J. James Exon's veto of LB179.
C.R. (Pete) Bouyhn, administrative assistant for
NU President D.B. Varner, said the University had no
prior knowledge that Exon would veto the bill
Tuesday which would have allowed the acquisition of
the former Hiram Scott College.
Boughn said Varner would not take an "active"
role in helping Carpenter to override the veto in the
The bill was passed without a vote to spare, 25-21,
on final reading. If it is to become law over the
governor's objections, it would need 30 affirmative
Boughn said the University is still hopeful a
workable plan for the Hiram Scott campus can be
The Board of Regents had approved a plan which
would have developed the Scottsbluff campus for
limited course offerings in agriculture and rural health
In his veto message, Exon said the University had
not presented him with proof that such an expansion
was necessary. Nor had he been assured the
curriculum would not be a duplication of existing
programs, he said.
Although the Univcisity could accept the
Scottsbluff campus without cost, Exon noted the
state would mcun "majoi multi-million dollar"
expenses for staff and administration.
Parents demonstrate for day care funding
"If we can get the work -study funds, we can
continue the day care center in its present form,"
according to Ely Meyerson, dean of administration
for student affairs. He was addressing a group of
about 45 students and their children who gathered
for a demonstration in the Administration Building
According to Mike Schafer, Child and Infant Day
Care Center spokesman, the parents wanted "more of
a commitment" on the part of the University
regarding possible future financing for the center.
Meyerson said a meeting had been held that
morning at which that problem was discussed. He said
that the budget should be "crystal li?ed" in two to
four weeks, at which time an answer may he known.
This past year, Mary Jo Ryan, director of the
center, received part of her $3,000 salary from salary
money in the Office of Student Affairs which hadn't
been used, Meyerson said. The rest came from sources
such as money which might have gone to staff
members who died or resigned, he said. It is not
known yet how a director would be paid next year,
he added. However, he said that it would be
impossible to run the center without a director.
Meyerson's reference to the work study money
concerned the money paid to 30 students who
worked at the center this past year as part of the
work-study program. Vice Chancellor for Student
Affairs Ken Bader, who also addressed the gathering,
reported that the administration is expecting a 20 per
cent cut in federal money for the program. This year
the center received $20,500 through the program,
according to a University Child Care Project report.
The work study program and money to pay the
director constituted the bulk of the money which the
center received last year. In addition, ASUN gave
Meyerson said it also was decided at the meeting
that Ryan and John Woodward, professor of human
development and the family, would study the
possibility of placing the center under the control of
the department of human development. Bader said he
hopes the center can be "tied to an academic unit."
It was decided at the morning meeting to study
the possibility of using Lyman Hall to house the
center and to have the Rev. Larry Doeir, coordinator
of the United Ministries in Higher Education
(UHME), see if matching funds for the center can be
obtained from the Lincoln Foundation, Meyerson
said. The child care center, is in UMHE. The infant
care center is at First Plymouth Church.
Schafer said that the 85 students who use the
center need to know soon what the financial
condition of the center will be next year, since that
will determine whether many of them will be able to
continue school. "We have a right to an education,"
Bader assured Schafei that he would contact him
about money the centei can expect to leceive as soon
as he fins out. He also said he will tell Schafer in
about a week whether a meeting will be possible
between some parents, Badei, Meyeison am)
Chancellor James Zumbeige.
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Kids... watched as parents and administrators met.
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