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Partly cloudy and breezy today. South
west winds 10-15 mph with a high of
62. Partly cloudy tonight and not as
cold with a low of 41. Partly cloudy
and slightly warmer on Wednesday
with a high of 65.
Barb BrandaDally Nebraskan
Columnist learns lessons
from bout with 'cancer'
sports, paga 11
Walsh, Foreigner rock
diverse crovid in Omaha
Arts end Entertainment, psga 12
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September 24, 1935
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 85 No. 21
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By Michael Hooper
Staff Reporter
Local fanners and agriculture spe
cialists said Monday that Sunday's
FarmAid concert in Champaign, 111.,
showed Americans that everyone needs
to help solve the nation's farm problems.
They said the public awareness of
the farmers' needs generated by the
concert is more significant than the
money raised.
"FarmAid was one of the best things
that happened to the United States of
America," said Lukene Sebade, who
farms with her husband, Ervin, near
"These celebrities (Willie Nelson,
Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and dozens of
others who were at FarmAid) are our
way out, and they are going to wake up
America as to the needs of the farmers,"
Bicyclist killed;
police urge riders
to obey safety tips
. From Staff Reports u,.. .. . .
A 29-year-old Lincoln woman was killed early
Monday morning near City Campus after the bike
she was riding was struck by a car, said Lt.
William Coleman of the Lancaster County She
riffs Department.
Zhong Ding-Yin, 1950 T St., was eastbound on
Vine Street near 23rd Street when she was struck
from behind by a pickup driven by Sally Logan,
45, of 931 Benton St., said Lt. Alan Soukup, of the
Lincoln Police Department.
Logan told police she looked down for her
coffee cup. When she looked up, Zhong was in
front of her and Logan couldn't avoid the acci
dent, Soukup said.
An autopsy is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today at
Lincoln General Hospital. Coleman said preli
minary reports indicated Zhong died from bruises,
lacerations and internal injuries.
Officer Sharon Sydik stressed the importance
of awareness and urged all bicyclists to re
member that drivers often do not see bicyclists.
By taking precautions and obeying rules,
accidents often can be avoided, she said.
Sydik provided the following safety-tips. Bicy
clists should:
O Ride on the right-hand side of the street
and move with the flow of traffic.
O Use proper hand signals so motorists are
aware of riders' intended actions.
O Make sure bike is in good condition and
working properly.
O Always keep both hands free for steering
and hand signaling. Put packages or books in a
back pack or panniers.
Sebade said.
Musicians such as John Fogerty,
Waylon Jennings and Tanya Turner,
performed in the rainy 14-hour concert
to an estimated crowd of 78,000. The
FarmAid concert has raised an esti
mated $10 million for needy farmers.
Chuck Schroeder, director of agri
culture for the state of Nebraska, said
the concert should have helped Ameri
cans realize that individual farmers as
well as farm related communities and
industries are suffering.
"I would love to have seen 10 times
that amount raised," Schroeder said,
"but you can't raise enough money to
alleviate the farmers' debt in one
He said the debts of farmers has
made a "severe gash" in rural America.
He said the concert is part of a cru
sade that started a few years ago to"
bring the farm crisis to peoples' atten
tion. T. E. Hartung, dean of Agriculture at
UNL, said he was pleased with FarmAid
because its message on the plight of
farmers will sensitize the public to the
farm crisis.
"Willie Nelson, who coordinated the
concert, was able to deliver a message
that no other politician could have
done himself," Hartung said. "He is to
be commended," he said.
Although the concert has raised an
estimated $10 million to help needy
farmers, it isn't going to alleviate the
debt of farmers, Hartung said.
Nebraska alone has $9.6 billion worth
of farmers' debts to be alleviated, he
"I felt like the publicity was pro
bably more important than the money
raised," said Virginia Simonson of Hardy,
where she and her husband Hubert
Hubert Simonson said he enjoyed
the FarmAid concert, but he said it is
not the answer to the farm crisis. 'The
answer lies with congress and Reagan,"
he said.
"I thought the idea was .real good,
and it probably raised some attention
of the needs of farmers," he said.
Hubert Simonson is president of the
Nebraska Grain, Sorghum Producers
Simonson, 60, said he hopes the
celebrities of the concert encourage
younger generations to continue farm
ing. "If we lose the younger people, it
will make the farm crisis worse," he
Simonson said many Americans are
not aware of the farm crisis because as
consumers they buy cheaper food than
people, in other countries where fami
lies spend up to 80 percent of their
income on food. Since average Ameri
cans pay only about 15 to 20 percent of
their income on food, they do not real
ize there is a farm crisis, Simonson
The Simonsons and their two sons,
Gerald and Rodney, farm about 3,500
acres. They raise corn, milo, wheat, and
raise a small herd of cattle.
Nelson said he mlghfuse the money
raised from FarmAid to buy cash grants
that would supply needy farmers with
counseling and job training, legal aid,
and a nationwide information hot line,
according to the Associated Press.
Concert publicists expect money
raised from FarmAid to continue com
ing in for months through telephone
calls and the mail.
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Old glory...
Our stars and stripes had a chance to show off Monday because of winds topping 30 mph, according to the Channel
1011 Weather Service. Today's high should get up to 57 degrees.
More companies turn to glut of college gr ads
By Todd von Kampen
Senior Reporter
Employers are beginning to seek
people with bachelor's degrees to fill
jobs once left to high school graduates,
the director of UNL's career planning
and placement office said.
Gerry Phaneuf said a wide range of
businesses are reacting to an increase
in college-trained workers by making
' many positions more professional. Col
lege graduates with liberal arts back
grounds are more accepted for such
jobs than they once were, he said.
The trend toward hiring more col
lege graduates began about 10 years
ago when "babyboomers" found tough
competition for the traditional profes
sional jobs, Phaneuf said. Employers
discovered that people with bachelor's
degrees understood more about how
organizations worked than people with
only a high school education.
Sandra Miles, area supervisor for
Pizza Hut of America, said college
graduates are likely to give the com
pany extra effort- to advance their
careers. She said high school graduates
are "just glad to have ajob" and are not
as career-oriented.
Pizza Hut used to get most of its
managers from people who started as
waiters or cooks, Miles said. The com
pany is growing so fast, however, that it
turned to people with training in areas
like business, accounting and finance,
she said.
"The thing is we don't have that kind
of time to bring them up through the
ranks," said Miles, who joined Pizza
Hut as a waitress 5Vi years ago. "If
jou've gone through college, you know
what it's like to sit through classes and
you learn quickly."
Miles said Pizza Hut hired five UNL
graduates in her area, which includes
six restaurants in Lincoln, Seward and
Geneva. College graduates usually start
as assistant managers and generally
become managers after one or two
years, she said.
"They can't be beat," she said.
Phaneuf said liberal arts graduates
are more flexible than "specialists" for
some jobs previously filled by high
school graduates. But he said such
graduates should have an area of ex
pertise rather than simply a wide range
of courses.
"The specific degree thing doesn't
account for much in most industries,"
Phaneuf said. "What they're looking for
is what you can do."
Deanne Algier, production coordina
tor and promotion director for Miller &
Paine, said liberal arts graduates have
potential for management jobs in the
firm. Miller & Paine, however, does not
rely upon a degree alone in its hiring
process, she said.
"Sometimes a person's degree isn't
indicative of their other potential or
other interests," said Algier, who has a
bachelor of arts degree. "We have to
take a look at each person and what
they want to do."
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