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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1978)
friday, September 1, 1978
Pollen brings the sneezes;
no relief until it freezes
By Mary Fastenau
A-choo me. A-choo my sniffle. A-choo
my sneeze. A-choo my a-choo.
At this time of the year many people
are wondering why hay fever decided to
choose them to a-chooz.
According to Dr. Fred Kiechei, allergist
at the University Health Center, weed pol
len is to blame for the sniffles and sneezes
of hay fever sufferers.
He explained that spring hay fever is
caused by pollen from trees and grasses
while weeds are the culprit for the fall
The pollen count is very high this year
because of a good growing season and
ragweed has been the worst. He said the
pollen will remain until the first frost.
Kiechei recommends a non-prescription
antihistamine for most hay fever sufferers.
He said these will usually do as much as
can be done and are "generally cheaper
than prescription drugs."
Students may pay as much as
$3,000 a month to the city of
Lincoln in parking violation fees,
according to Municipal Court figures.
Lincoln police wrote 22,433 parking
tickets in April of 1978, compared tc
19 ,026 in June.
If that does not help, he said a trip to a
family doctor or the health center would
be the next step.
Kiechei said he does not advise the use
of nasal sprays or nose drops. If used
longer than one or two days, he said, the
chemicals will begin to irritate the nose. He
added that nose drops are fine for a cold,
but should hot be used for hay fever.
Eating honey fails to cure hay fever
although, he said, some doctors
recommend it. He explained that "the
scientific backing is not good" concerning
the medicinal effects of honey.
The idea behind eating honey is that when
the bees make the honey, they are in
contact with pollen. By eating honey, he
said, some people think they have been
exposed to pollen.
One of the problems Kiechei mentioned
is that the pollen which the bees carry is
usually from clover or some flowering
plant. These plants have a heavy pollen
which is carried by insects and does not
blow in the wind, he explained.
He said the only way heavy pollen
would bother a hay fever sufferer is if he
stuck his nose into the center of a blossom.
The pollen which affects people is that
from weeds which is light enough to blow
through the air making honey of little
He recommended staying inside, sleep
ing with windows closed and staying in an
air conditioned room if possible.
Smile, hay fever sufferers, if you sniffle
through this fall you will not have to a
choo your a-choo again until next spring.
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average of $1,653. This average topped all
of the master's-degree averages and was 9
percent higher than the $1,513 averages
recorded by chemical engineering, the next
highest bachelor's discipline. By contrast
the lowest average offer to bachelor's
candidates was to humanities graduates at
$871. Business-related disciplines registered
average offers of $1424 for accounting and
$993 for general business.
Engineering salaries increase
Generally, beginning engineering salaries
increased 8 percent to 10 percent and
business and other non-technical disciplines
about 6 percent to 7 percent. Dollar
increases in the sciences showed no particu
lar pattern, ranging from a low of 4.4 per
cent for agricultural science to a high of
17.5 percent for the biological sciences.
By curriculum, the beginning salary
picture for women bachelor's graduates
was similar to that of last year. Dollar
averages for women were higher than those
for men in eight disciplines, all engineering.
All employer groups contributed to the
increased activity at the bachelor's level. In
the private sector, percentage gains of 40
percent or more over last year were
reported by the aerospace-electronics-instruments,
electrical machinery and
equipment, glass-paper-packaging, petrol
eum and products, research and consulting,
and public utilities and transportation
At the master's level the composition of
offers by broad curricular areas was: 56
percent business-related, 29 percent
engineering, 12 percent sciences, and 3
percent humanities and social sciences.
MBA graduates with a non-technical under
graduate degree received the most offers
reported in the master's survey, followed
by electrical engineers and MBA's with a
technical undergraduate degree.
Women accounted for 18 percent of the
total master's volume, up from 16 percent
last year and 12 percent in 1974-75. Like
the bachelor's level, the women's rate of
increase in job offers exceeded the men's.
Women master's candidates received 16
percent more offers than a year ago while
men received only one percent more.
The three leaders in master's dollar
averages were chemical engineering at
$1,629; MBA-technical, $1,619; and mechan
ical engineering, $1,571. Generally, dollar
increases in engineering discipliens ranged
from 8 percent to 10 percent; the sciences
rose 7 percent to 11 percent; while business
disciplines and the social sciences gained 6
percent to 8 percent. Only the humanities
showed almost no change from last year's
salary offer average.
At the doctoral level, volume was up in
all categories except metallurgy which
experienced a slight decline. Nonetheless,
metallurgy had the highest percentage
increase in dollar average, almost 15 per
cent, to $2,008 per month. The dollar
leader was again chemical engineering at
$2,074, a 10 percent gain over last season.
Chemistry accounted for the largest
number of offers among the eight doctoral
programs surveyed and recorded a 7.8 per
cent increase in dollar value, ending the
season at $1,859.
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