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monday, may 1, 1978
Elves face competitive A be I-Sand oz cookie machine
By Deb Emery
The Keebler cookie elves have competition in Harry
Tilley 's cookie machine. Only bionic elves could keep
pace with it.
The machine is located in the Abel-Sandoz bakery
according to Tilley, assistant manager for Abel food ser
vice. It has been in operation since January and makes
150 dozen cookies in 20 minutes, or 450 cookies an hour.
Tilley said the machine cost $4,000 and is the largest
machine made by a cookie machine company in Cincin
atti,Ohio. The machine was purchased to save manpower accord
ing to Tilley. It takes about an hour to make cookies from
scratch with the machine and three to four hours without
Tilley said Abel food service makes 200 to 300 dozen
cookies a week to fill all the orders sent out by the dorms
except Selleck, which does its own baking.
Cookies are made, Tilley said, by placing cookie dough
into a hopper at the top of the machine. The hopper push
es the cookie dough into molds which cut the dough into
individual cookies. These cookies then drop onto the
cookie sheet below them and are sent to the oven.
Job prospects best
in engineering field
Engineers are at the top of the job market, according
to Placement Director Frank Hallgren.
Hallgren reported an increase in activity at the place
ment center this year. Job prospects are best for people
in technical fields like engineering, actuarial sciences,
accounting and marketing, he said.
Although exact statistics will not be available for UNL
until the end of May, Hallgren said Nebraska closely
parallels a study by The College Placement Council, which
surveyed 158 schools.
The study reported this year's number of offers to
bachelor's candidates is 31 percent ahead of last year's
and 49 percent ahead of two years ago. Engineering candi
dates received 44 percent more offers than other students,
bringing the total of engineering job offers to 57 percent
The humanities and social sciences group reported only
8 percent of the total bachelor's offers and business was
16 percent, according to the report.
The most active recruiters were manufacturing and
industrial employers. They accounted for 68 percent of
the bachelor's total. The largest increase in offers from
last year came from the federal government, the report
Women fared better than men. Job offers for women
were up 37 percent compared to men's 29 percent.
The highest bachelor's salary average was $1,645 a
month for petroleum engineers. The next highest average
went to chemical engineers at $1 ,506 a month, the report
Gains for dollar offers for business were 4 to 5 percent,
for the humanities and for social sciences they were 2 per
cent or less.
The molds in the machine have different shapes to suit
the occasion. Some of the shapes are Christmas trees,
bells, hearts, shamrocks, stars and the standard round
"Sometimes the machine can make cookies faster than
we can get new cookie sheets back from the oven," Tilley
The only problem so far, Tilley said, has been in exper
imenting with the right type of dough for the machine.
Tilley said most cookies made by hand come from stic
kier dough than the machine can handle. A wetter dough
goes through the machine easier, he added.
As far as customer satisfaction, Tilley said, "We don't
satisfy everybody since some students think the cookies
should taste like mom's, but then mom doesn't satisfy
everybody." He said he has received some comments since
the cookies are larger when they are made by machine.
Ellen Wagner, Abel food service manager, said the
cookies have no preservatives which often enhance flavor
and, "There isn't a great deal of difference between hand
dipped cookies and machine-made cookies."
She said similar machines are in operation at universi
ties throughout the country.
Health habits of students studied
By Deb Emery
The health habits of university students are being
studied in a survey by the health education department,
according to Richard Wilson, assistant professor for health
Wilson said 90 out of 170 questionnaires mailed to
students in February were returned with information on
the students' drinking, eating, exercise and smoking
habits along with information on general health care.
All the participating students lived on campus and
participated on a voluntary basis, Wilson said.
The students were selected at random and composed a
typical spectrum of race and sex, Wilson said.
The intent of the survey was an appraisal of students'
The results of the survey will be compiled by June,
The health habits of university students should not be
any better or worse than young adults elsewhere," he said.
The statistics for each student have been reviewed with
students, Wilson said.
During the review session, the students learned how
their health habits could predict their life expectancy as
determined by the computer.
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Choose from favorite German sausages,
homemade breads and pastries in our deli
Leberwurst Foot-long Frankfurter
Smoked Bratwurst Blutwurst
BREADS and PASTRIES
O Regular German rye O Sauerkraut rye Beer rye
O Pumpernickel O Schwarzwalder (black forest)
German chocolate cake 6 Duener Kuchen (coffee cake)
Dine to the sound of German Must!
We cater all size parties
You Don't Have To Be German To Enpy German Foods! Uanvl0p
Wiener schnitzel (breaded veal) Sauerbraten (marinated beef)
Schweinebraten (roast pork) Ripchen (spare ribs)
Kassler (smoked pork bins) Holapsie (pigs in the blanket)
Wilson said the national life expentancy for young
adults is 75 to 80 years.
However, "college can be detrimental to your health,"
"Students may be reckless with their health during col
lege, however after college, they tend to sleep more and
drink less," Wilson said.
Nebraskans have a longer life expectancy than residents
of most states, he said.
He credited this to the maintenance of strong ties to
family and religion in Nebraska.
He said this enables people to better cope with the
stresses in life.
Wilson said he hopes the survey will show the impor
tance of good health to students and possibly establish a
relationship between health habits and a student's grade
The survey which cost $800, will be sent in for publi
cation in the Journal of American College Health Association.
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NEBRASKA UNION BOARD
PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES
Union Board has proposed the following three
bylaw changes for discussion. They affirm the
Board's position of actively seeking public
input on the policies and procedures of the
1. Insert into paragraph three of the Role
"The Board shall actively seek public
input on the policies and procedures
of the Nebraska Union."
2. Insert a new paragraph "B" under Section II:
"B Active Acquisition of Public Input
The Board shall conduct a survey of
the entire student population each
semester. This survey shall be con
ducted through the use of a short
questionnaire ( ten to twelve ques
tions) to be distributed and returned
with early and general registration
materials only. Administrative re
sponsibility shall be with the Rec
reation and Programming Com
mittee." 3. Insert the following under Section I.J.3.C.
'This Committee shall be responsible
for administering a survey for the
Board each semester as per Section
. B. It shall seek input from the en
tire Board as to the questions to be
asked, and shall gain Board approval
before the survey is conducted. The
committee shall be responsible for
communication with the Office of
Registration and Records and any
other administrative personnel nec
essary to such a project."
Any comments on the above bylaw changes can
be directed to the Nebraska Union Board,
Suite 220 Nebraska Union in care of John
Kreuscher. The Board will discuss these at the
May 10 meeting.
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