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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 3, 1973)
Wednesday, October 3, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 20
given green light
By Andy Riggs
The Cultural Affairs Committee has decided to continue
with plans to have the St. Louis Symphony in concert at
According to Ron Bowlin, UNL coordinator for cultural
affairs, the committee decided to have the symphony here
after its Performing Arts Series had sold out.
The committee has had trouble finding enough money to
support its programs and planned to cancel the St. Louis
Symphony in order to keep from incurring a financial
setback. It had previously counted on $8,000 in student fee
money for its programs that did not materialize.
"We were always sure that we wanted to have the
symphony return to play here. It was just a matter of
money," Bowlin said. "Now that the Performing Arts Series
has sold out, we won't have to spend money on the
publicity as we had planned."
Melvin George, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
advised the committee to go ahead with the concert, and
try to make up the money in other ways, according to
Bowlin said some money would be given to the
committee from a chili feed sponsored by Farmhouse
Fraternity and Delta Gamma Sorority, and that the
commitee would ask the Convocations Committee for
some additional funds. Also, the ticket prices will be
"I want to stress that the additional money will probably
not be enough to keep the ticket prices down. We cannot
afford to sell tickets for the same prices as last year,"
The St. Louis Symphony cost about S1 1,000 to bring to
Lincoln last year.
New program cuts red tape for veterans
By Charles Wieser
Veterans who either ate uncertain
alxjut their benefits or think they are
getting the run around while
attempting to receive benefits should
go to UNL's new counseling and
referral service for veterans, according
to Velmo Holm, a veterans' program
Holm said the Veteran Special
Talent Search (VSTS) program was
updated this semester to better aid
veterans who are unemployed,
underemployed or handicapped.
''Our program was specifically
started to help disadvantaged veterans
continue theii college' education, but
we now concern ourselves with othei
veteran benefits," he said.
"We're now helping veterans with
housing loans, explaining the length of
their hospital benefits, dental care and
also helping them to enter technical
and vocational colleges."
Holm said that VSTS will serve as a
catalyst for other Lincoln agencies
working with veterans.
"We've informed local agencies such
as the Red Cross, Indian Center,
Salvation Army and the Lincoln
Action Program of our existence and
have asked what they're now doing for
veterans," Holm said.
He said direct communication with
local agencies will help cut the red
tape for many veterans. "We refer the
individual to the specific person in an
agency who will know best how to
handle his problem," Holm said.
Delores Tucker, director of Lincoln
Action's alcoholism program, said she
has referred 10 veterans to VSTS.
"I feel they'll (VSTS) be able to
work more effectively with the people
I referred because out program
depends on the family of each
individual as being a lever to work
with," she said.
The 10 veterans she referred to
VSTS were single, she said.
Holm said a need for VSTS was
recognized after the Vietnam era
statistics showed veteran benefits not
being equal to the cost of living and
the failure ol veterans to attend
He stressed that veterans can collect
benefits on either a full time or a
part-time basis and that a veteran who
is incarcerated, whether in an alcoholic
ward or prison, is still entitled to
receive benefits after his release.
Holm said that a veteran taking six
hours credit is able to collect $110
monthly, and hi; leeeive. S.'20
monthly, li taking t ? I tours ei .d'd
"If a man's married and woiking in
a factory, he may want to pick up
some hours in night school, but is
unaware that he is qualified to receive
financial help. It's important that he
realizes he can still keep his job and
receive S110 a month while al lending
night classes," he said.
VSTS is financed by n grant from
the U.S. Office of Education. This
year NU was given 540,000 for
Eligible1 veterans t i p 1 1 ' i ,' '"-en
only those who seived ailei . 1 his
has changed. "We'll .crept anybody
who comes in," lie said.
"The problem is getting people to
know we exist. Not many people ,iie
aware that we're even here," Holm
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Non academic employes
face unionizing possibilr
By Peter Anderson
An effoit is being made to
unionize all nonacademie employes
on the NU campuses, according to
Bob Kesslcr, head of operations in
Nebraska for the American
Federation ol Slate, County and
This includes personnel who
work in maintenance, service,
custodial and cleiiral position;, who
are not now rcpiesenled by a
collective bargaining agent, he said.
Kessler explained that tJ b(;
recognized as the bargaining agent,
30 per cent ol the personnel
involved must sign raids
recognizing the; union as their agent
to baigain for salaiies and benefits.
This would constitute petitioning
the Court of Industrial Relations to
hyjd an election to decide whether
the union would be certified as a
collective bargaining representative,
The union hopes to set up two
sepal ale- Ijaig.nne'g .n.iis i;n- loi
maintenance, si'ivice, (!',,. -Ia;y . i s . 1 1
uistodi.ii pet r.oni '' i m;ic'
up o f pel sons from i lel'ic ,:l
positions, Kessh-i said.
Jack Lemon, piesident ol I he
union's Local IV,? in Lincoln,
estimates thai abm.il 700 persons
on the UNL. campus would In
eligible to join I lie unioi
He said belt si wjiking
conditions, ins ma nee ami
retirement hnr fits ,! -on e ;u
Wh"re ..-inpioyi. : ,-ihi he le-'
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admiui'.ti a!i mi pi- .h in:,t
orcj.iiiimg the itt)u, I i-im.-i . ,i !.
However, one .'damn ,1c, en told
him, " f hi. i ni ,", i :,n I- m s ,,;i e
going to gel an ,y t .; is I iy
" I he administr ;'!;n i ealp i.s iu.;i
We al e on Camp I cin .'ass a ig foi
signatures, and an- noi
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neutral position, I eim -. a I
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