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Humane Society: rodeo cruel;
A recent study by the national office of the
Humane Society concluded that some events in a
rodeo, such as the one held at the State
Fairgrounds last Friday and Saturday, are
unnecessarily cruel to animals, but Steve Lauer,
president of the tJNL Rodeo Club, says the
alleged cruelty is unfounded.
"The animals are more cruel to the
contestants than the other way around," Lauer
"There is no way a person in a rodeo would
abuse an animal, because that's his source of
income," he said.
Cruelty in roping
The study cited team roping as an example of
the cruelty. The event involves the roping of the
head and legs of a bull by two riders who then
attempt to render the animal immobile by
pulling the ropes in opposite directions.
The bull may sustain torn ligaments in this
event, the report said.
Troy Smith, another rodeo club member, says
most of the bulls used would have been
slaughtered if they were not used in the rodeo,
because they are not good enough for breeding
Referring to the horses in the rodeo, Smith
said they, too, are not subjected to cruelty.
"If you add up all the time horses in the
rodeo are ridden, especially the broncoes, it is
less than any other horse. If they weren't in the
rodeo," Smith said, "they would end up as dog
food because they don't make good saddle
The report also pointed out that much rodeo
stock is used over and over in preparation for the
event, and not just for the few minutes they are
in the sight of the fans.
Bernard Patton, director of the Nebraska
Humane Society, said all branches of the society
are working to eliminate the inhumane treatment
of animals in rodeos by publicizing what they
believe to be cruel treatment.
Blind to cruelty
"Some people can't see cruelty in a rodeo
because they don't want to see it," he said.
"They won't admit it's cruel simply because of
the money they can get out of it."
"They don't think the steers or calves have
any feelings," he said.
Smith said that opposition toward rodeos has
increased in the last few years, but it always
comes from sources outside the rodeo.
"I've never heard of anyone familiar'with the
rodeo who has complained about it," Smith said.
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A bill which allows full-time students who also work full-time
to be eligible for unemployment compensation if they lose their
jobs was signed into law last week by Gov. J. James Exon.
However, there are some qualifications in the bill which will keep
many students from being eligible, according to Will Sheehan, chief
of benefits at the State Employment and Job Service Office.
Under the new law, introduced as LB370 by Adams Sen.
George Burrows, a student is eligible only if he has earned $600 in
two of the last four quarters of a year, Sheehan said, and these
quarters must have been while the student was attending school
Summer jobs usually will not count, he said, unless the student
is attending summer school full-time.
In addition, if the student is laid off the job, he must be "able
and available" to work during that time, Sheehan said. A student
who takes an additional course at the school during the time he
previously was on the job, would thus be ineligible.
Sheehan said his office has answered inquiries by students into
the bill, but found that few of those who asked about it were
eligible. ,?"v ' .' .
To be a full-time student and a full-time employe is not a
common combination, he said, and many students who are now in
that situation have not been in it long enough to qualify.
Until 18 months ago, UNL full-time students could not work
full time, according to Jack Ritchie, UNL director of scholarship
and financial aid, but the policy was changed by the NU Board of
Regents. He said this could account for the low number of students
who are eligible for the compensation.
Office-Nebraska Union Room
3 p.m.--Career Action
6 p.m.-Towne Club-Union
Harvest Room AB ,
6:30 p.m.-Kappa Alpha
7 p.m. Nebraska Human
7 p.m.-Table Tennis
7 p.m.-Delta Sigma
7 p.m.-Nebraska Karate
Association , Workshop -Union
7:15 p.m.-Pi Kappa
7:30 p.m.-Free University
"Controlled Learning" Union
7:30 p.m. -Math
Counselors-Union 225 B-C
9 p.m.-Nebraska Human
3, 7 and 9 p.m.-"A
Dream"-Sheldon Art Gallery
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If you're interested in finding out more about the
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Join the people
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W SDER READING 00003
Three additional courses have been added to the 1975 Summer
Reading Program. Interested students should:
spring meeting of the course(s) to learn
2. Select course(s) they wish to take.
3. Secure advisor's or dean's signature.
4. Register at the EXTENSION DIVISION, 511 Nebraska
Hall, 8 a.m.-12 noon, 1-5 p.m. Registration opens Mon.,
Apr. 14 and closes Wed. June 1 1 .
5. Study at their own pace during the summer.
6. Complete the course work in September - meetings,
papers, examinations - as required. (Grades will not be
recorded until October.)
The new courses & Spring meeting dates are:
Architecture 398c - Problems in Architecture: Design
Methodologies (Sect. 820), 3 cr., PF Only, Prof. Ted A.
Ertl. Mon. Apr. 14, 4:30 p.m., Arch. Hall 201 ; Fri. Apr. 18,
4:30 p.m., Arcru Hall 201 .
Mathematics 201c801c -Geometry for Elementary Teachers
(Sect. 810), 3 cr., PF Optional, Profs. Max Larsen and
Walter Mientka. Open to Elementary Education Majors.
Tues., April 15, 4:30 p.m., Old H. 938; Fri. Apr. 18,4:30
p.m., Old H. 938.
Physics 917 Quantum Mechanics II (Sect. 810), 3 cr., PF
Optional, Prof Dan W. Schlitt. Mori. Apr. 14, 3:30 p.m.,
Brace Lab. 113N; Tues., Apr. 15, 3:30 p.m., Brace Lab.
Registration Opens April 14
University Extension Ditfsion
511 Nebraska Hall 8-1 2,1-5 Mon. thru Fri.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
April 14 - May 1
Venezuelan Art Exhibit, Sheldon Gallery
Lecture by Roberto Guevara, Venezuelan art 3:30
p.m., Sheldon Gallery
Recital by Fedora Aieman, soprano, 8 p.m., Kimball
Lecture by Marco T. Bruni-Celli, Venezuelan
political developjaagnt, 3:30 p.m., Nebraska Union
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