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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 16, 1968)
Vol. 92, No. 4
Monday, September 16, 1968
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by George Kaufman
Senior Staff Writer
Red hats and balloons. Planes
and buses. Go Big Red says this
fraternity. Corral the Cowboys says
that sorority. Fraternity A and So
rority B says Go Big Red, reads a
spirit sign on a campus tree:un
grammatical but sincere.
Football Madness 1968, not any
different than any of the other
Devaney Years, just more practic
ed. FRIDAY NIGHT campus dances
and a Go Big Red Barbeque.
Saturday morning. Downtown
Lincoln jammed with red costumes.
Red hats, red ties, red balloons,
red suits, red feathers. Even one
appalling combination of an olive
drab business suit with red shirt
and red socks. But no one operating
in the red.
The man on the radio says that
all hotels and motels are full. More
than 8,000 Wyoming stalwarts have
followed their team to Lincoln.
One theater gives up a day's
advertising on it's marquee as the
words Go Big Red appear in huge
letters which usually pay homage
to Paul Newman or Julie Andrews.
The afternoon. Memorial Stadium
becomes Nebraska's third largest
city as outstate fans find the get
ting in and out a little rougher
than in previous campaigns. Four
teenth street has been shut off, and
"all that construction."
In the mid-September heat, some
fans in the East Stadium get their
best tan of the year.
Nebraska's d i g n i t a r i e s are
recognized over the P.A. and
receive less than an enthusiastic
welcome by the student sections.
BUT BIG RED does go and, even
though the word on most lips as
the fans leave the stadium is
"lucky", still it is the start of
something Big, and justifies doing
it all over again next Saturday.
After all, "We just play good
enough to win."
Sigler worked hard,
waited long, for break
which came Saturday
and sparked Husker win;
See story on page 4.
Tuition waivers, loans and
by Jim Evinger
UnLv ft growing program of
financial underwriting, nearly 500
students are attending the
University this year who otherwise
would have had little chance to
afford a college education.
All of these students have been
identified as socially, economically
or culturally deprived students,
according to Edward Lunkdak,
director of the office of
scholarships and financial aids.
HE EXPLAINED that the bulk of
the group, 447, are receiving aid in
the form of loans, employment or
gifts up to $2,100, the value of one
Twenty students in Lincoln and
twenty at the Omaha campus are
attending school because of tuition
waivers granted by the Board of
Regents last spring, according to
G. Robert Ross, dean of student
Ross said the 40 also fall under
the category of socially,
economically or culturally deprived
Wyoming fullback Dave Hampton (22) discovers that some Nebraskans are not so hospitable as
Ken Geddes (37), Bob Liggett
A rootin'-tootin' halftime with
500 college educations
A breakdown of the 20 attending
on tutition remission at Lincoln in
cludes 14 blacks, one Indian, two
Mexicans and three whites, ac
cording to Lundak.
The group of 447 is made up of
111 renewals who have previously
been enrolled in the University, and
336 students beginning their first
Lundak also said approximately
50 of the entering students are from
one of the five Junior colleges
throughout the state. He said about
100 were from the Omaha area with
the rest coming from outstate.
Under the federal Educational
Opportunity Grant program, the
University is provided with $400,000
this year to underwrite financial
costs for students with exceptional
financial need who show academic
or creative promise.
Each student is to receive a
federal grant of $200 minimum and
$800 maximum. The rest of the
tutition expense for a year comes
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Nebraska's Sunshine Girl Susie Kunc rivaled concession men for
from NDEA loans and part-time
FINANCIAL NEED is based on
confidential financial status reports,
Lundak said. He indicated that the
amount of aid fits each students'
He described the usual recipient
of the aid as coming from a family
of five to six children, graduating
in the upper third of his high school
class and normally in need of about
Lundak explained that the pro
gram has been under way for three
years. He said only about 50
students were helped in the first
year, but it was doubled last year,
and now totals 447.
He added that some students
have been on the program all three
years and that there are a few fam
ilies who have three youngsters
now attending the University be
cause of the aid.
Lundak indicated that the
University has actively sought out
and identified these socially,
economically and culturally
denrived students. He said that
there are currently 700 high school '
seniors ranking in the upper
quarter of their class who appear
to be qualified to receive aid for
Lundak stated that if the
University is to increase the
number of students financially
supported, it must receive further
initial funds from the Educational
Opportunity Grant financing pro
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I Tactics meeting set for Tuesday
1 A meeting of concerned students has been scheduled for Tuesday
night at 7:30 in the small auditorium of the Nebraska Union, accord-
ing to Lee Kinney, chairman of the Committee of Concerned Under-
I graduates. I
s The purpose of the meeting, according to Kinney, is to attract I
I students who may have participated in a variety of school activ-
I ities such as SDS, Peace and Freedom, Allies of Black Power and
I the Draft Resistance Movement. i
i Craig Dreeszen, ASUN president, will discuss methods of organ-
1 ization and questions of objectives and tactics. I
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I Free NU I
Free bus travel between
downtown and East campus will
be the purpose of a resolution to
be presented in ASUN by the East
Campus senators, according to
Fred Boesiger, senator from the
College of Agriculture and Home
Advocates of the resolution have
contended that it is unfair for
students traveling between the two
campuses to pay bus fees.
East campus students insist that
because the University sets their
schedules so that they must travel
to the city campus to obtain
courses which fulfill requirements,
they should not be forced to pay.
Also cited as a reason for free
travel was the difficult parking
situation on city campus. More
students might ride the buses if
free, thus cutting down on the
number of cars during the heavy
East campus students often make
at least 12 trips to city campus
per week at the cost of one dollar
per 12 trips, and many therefore
find it more convenient and
relatively inexpensive to drive, it
The University budget at present
is not designed to cover the total
expense of the bus service.
One senator commented that the
free service, might help alleviate
the still evident campus split.
Downtown campus students could
ride the bus to attend convocations,
intramural activities, job
opportunity conferences and other
such activities, or merely to visit
the University dairy store.
The east campus senators hope
to present the resolution Wednes
day before the ASUN, with a peti
tion signed by students supporting
the resolution. These petitions will
be distributed the first of the week.
The senators want the subject
included for consideration in the
leaislative budget this fall.
with Wallace men
by Larry Eckholt
Senior Staff Writer
Grand Island It was exactly
what its supporters said It would
be a peaceful vigil in honor of
America's "martyred frttdom
There was no police heckling
outside the Nebraska American
Independent convention because
the 50 demonstrators soon realized
that the police were there to help.
And there was no harassment of
the 200 supporters of George
Wallace by the demonstrators (or
vice-versa). The two delegations
never met face-to-face.
BOTH GROUPS finished their
business at the Midtown Holiday
Inn here and then dispersed. The
demonstrators, for the most part,
went home. The convention
delegates, for the most part, met
at a downtown dance.
The religious nature of the
service, was marred by the oo
casional jeers of a few onlookers,
gathered to see if anything would
happen between the opposing sides.
While the Rev. Robert Alpers,
Grand Island, delivered the opening
prayer, someone started an
automobile on the motel parking
lot and squealed out.
When the Rev. Velton Randall,
pastor of the AME Quinn Chapel
in Lincoln, began to speak, the in
cidents were more noticeable.
"We are here, thinking of the
men and women who gave their
lives for the bell of freedom," the
Rev. Randall began. An onlooker
began whistling, walked past the
group and went into the motel.
"Because of their stand for right
and righteousness and because of
men who preach evil and hate,
many lives have been lost," the
minister continued. A carload of
youngsters passed by on Highway
2, yelling "Wallace, Wallace.
One man, who identified himself
as a Grand Island citizen,
indignantly explained why he was
watching the service at a distance:
"ITS PEOPLE like these who
make a candidate like Wallace
Meanwhile, less than 20 yards
away, assembled in a room whose
windows overlooked the parking lot
where the service was taking place,
the delegates heard keynoter Bryan
Causey, president of Alexander Ci
ty (La.) Junior College, tell of
Wallace's chances to win in Novem
ber. Unless one had the proper
credentials, he was not allowed int
But one could peek through the
drapes of the convention room te
view the people amassed. They
were the same conglomeration of
concerned voters who make up any
political group: young and old,
farmers and businessmen, white
collar and blue collar workers.
Some were dressed in over-alls,
others looked fresh from an after
noon of Big Red football with red
vests and red sportcoats.
Soon, though, the delegates tired
of peeping toms. Wallace buttons
were used to pin together the cur
tains so that no one was disturbed.
Outside the vigil continued. Songs
were sung, led by Lincoln folk
singer Dave Smith. Strains of "Oh
Freedom" and "We Shall
Overcome" mingled with the
sounds of traffic on the busy
highway. At 9:15 the group
Many of the demonstrators
personally thanked the Grand
Island police for their cooperation
before leaving. The police smiled
THE NIGHT in Grand Island,
then, was a lesson in compatibility.
No one bothered anyone else. Each
group listened to its own side.
Others (the police, the press, and
the people-who-watched) just stood
around enjoying the cool breeze.
And George Wallace was in
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