The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 28, 1976, Image 1

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Wednesday, january 28, 1976 voL 99 no. 70 lincoln, nebraska
Third Dimension: Entertainment
columni&t Deb Gray experiences
the Rolling Stones in Kansas
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Entertainment: Guess what's
happening at Winter Walpurgisnacht . x . . p.9
Husker Galaxy: High jumper
Dean Herzog named Husker
athlete of the week , . . p.10
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By Dick Piersol
Nebraska Gov. J. James Exon presented his 1976-77
- state budget recommendations Tuesday and his "State of
the State" message to the Nebraska Legislature.
He recommended a total general fund outlay of $364.7
million, compared to the Legislature Appropriations Com
mittee's recommendations of $370 million and last year's
$350.8 million.
The proposal would allow a reduction in the state in
come tax from 15 to 13 per cent of federal income tax
liability, Exon said. He suggested alternatives of eliminat
ing the state sales tax on food or keeping the sales tax rate
at two and one-half per cent.
The governor also proposed $84.1 million in tax sup
port for NU. The Appropriations Committee recommen
dation was $88 million and NU requested $100 million.
Exon proposed that university appropriations only be
allotted in four areas: Central administration; campus
operations; the Institute for Agriculture and Natural
Resources; and cash, revolving and federal accounts.
Regents allowed flexibility
This proposal is not the single sum appropriation NU
administrators requested. The NU Board of Regents
would be allowed flexibility within the four Exon guide
lines to distribute funds and fix salaries. The proposal also
provides a regents' discretionary fund of $1.5 million.
The budget's separation of the Institute for Agriculture
and Natural Resources from other campus operations was
made because of its "fundamental importance to the
Enroll ment reaches record high
Enrollment records were set during both semesters of
the 1975-76 school year, said . Gerald Bowker, dean of
academic services. . . -
This semester's enrollment of 20,892 students is 339
more than the previous record for second semester enroll
ment, set in the 1972-73 school year, he said.
The new spring semester record follows a record fust
semester enrollment last fall. Last semester's 22,380 was
800 more than the previous record set in 1972.
Bowker said this year's second semester enrollment is
Business college
attracts women
By Larry Lutz and Sue Moline
The number of women enrolled in the College of Busi
ness Administration (CBA) has nearly doubled in the last
two years, according to Mary Mowday, coordinator of
CBA undergraduate programs.
Of the 2,344 undergraduates enrolled in CBA during
the fall of 1975, 452 were women, compared to 362 in
the 1974-75 school year. Women comprise about 18 per
cent of the 1975 total.
There are 2,199 undergraduates enrolled for the spring
1976 semester in CBA, but further breakdowns were
Mowday said that while the number of men in CBA has
remained about 1,900, the number of women "has in
creased steadily for several years, beginning in the 1960s."
There are several factors contributing to the increase in
women's enrollment, she said. The main reason is better
career opportunities, partly because of equal opportunity
legislation, she said.
Another reason career opportunities have increased,
she said, is that businesses are offering women mors sig
nificant jobs than they have in the past. Women now have
the opportunity to choose careers in administration and
management and not just what she called lower level
business positions, she said.
Accounting has become the most popular CBA area
of study, Mowday said.
"Women are recognizing that tremendous job oppor
tunities in business and management are available to
them," she said. "They are learning not to limit them
selves to office and clerical training."
Mowday said she thinks that society did not look down
on women If they choose a career outside the home like it
had in the past. Men are taking a new look at women and
accepting them into the business field for qualified posi
tions, she said.
Women are not aware of the possibilities in business -because
they have not been involved until recently, she
said. The main problem women are having in the college
is learning about opportunities in business outside the
teaching field, she said.
696 more than the 1974-75 second semester, when
20,196 students were enrolled. ; : '
; The number of undergraduate students increased by
663, Bowker said, totaling 15,751 compared to 15088
a year ago. He said graduate college enrollment increased
to 3,301 , compared to 3,155 last year.
Bowker said second semester enrollment figures usually
are lower than first semester figures. He said the student
decrease is caused by "natural attrition."
Continued on p. 2
state," Exon said. Although he said he and the Legislature
wanted to closely watch that particular segment of the
university, he added, "I don't think the Legislature should
go into every detail. It should provide money and
The budget request does not recommend a higher rate
of general fund increase than total funds increase for the
Exon proposed that the ceilings on cash and general
fund monies be raised, allowing the university to make
more use of self-generated funds, such as tuition and'
federal funds. "
Although the university's non-tax support includes tu
ition, the governor said that does not necessarily mean an
increase in tuition rates.
He proposed that all state employes receive a 3 per
cent salary increase on July 1 , another 3 per cent on their
service date anniversary and be eligible for another 1 per
cent merit pay increase at department superiors'
The provision for 3 per cent increases on service dates
makes the salary impact closer to a 5 and one-half per
cent increase for 1976-77 rather than a total raise of 7
per cent, Exon said. He rejected requests for 935 new
state employes.
Additions to prisons
Capital construction recommendations included con
tinued support for medium-minimum security additions
at the Department of Correctional Services in Omaha and
Lincoln, at costs of $836,000 and $463,000, respectively.
The construction funds for Lincoln are in addition to
$2.8 million appropriated by the Legislature last session.
Total costs of both units are expected to be $15 million.
.... The governor's recommended priority construction
project for the university is $3 million for the UNL Piant
Sciences Bldg. The finished project will cost $10 million.
Exon also recommended support for LB597, trans
ferring the Vocational Rehabilitation program from the
Department of Education to the Department of Public
Welfare (DPW). He suggested changing the name of
DPW to the Department of Human Resources, "to re
flect the addition of non income maintenence
Picket hits
life science
building site
Labor Union Local No.
1140 picketed the UNLLife
Sciences Bldg. site Tuesday,
but UNL Business Manager
Ron Wright said the action
has no great significance.
"As far as I know,"
Wright said Tuesday after
noon, "no woikcrs have
walked Off the job and
everything is going fine."
The lone picket was op
posing the use of nonunion
members for unloading dry
wall for the Eliason and
Knuth Drywall Co., Wright
Eliason and Knuth have
had "a number of battles
around town," with organ
ized labor, Wright said.
"This is probably another
little skirmish."
Bob Knuth, one of the
company's owners, said he
is not concerned with the
picketing which he said will
probably break up by
The company from
which Eliason and Knuth
obtains sheetrock has no
union laborers, he said, and
these laborers unloaded the
Union members have
been urging Eliason and
Knuth to organize its labor
for sometime, Knuth said.
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