The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 18, 1972, Image 1

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Wednesday, October 1 8, 1 972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 96, no. 26
East Campus
greenery isn 't
all grass, trees
east campus
-and it ain't al
by Ron Clingenpeel
East Campus is green-
because of grass and trees.
Agriculture and home economics majors
apparently are sitting on a veritable gold
mine of University financial aid.
Agriculture majors were eligible for
$44,872 in scholarships, according to the
1971-72 edition of "How to Qualify for a
Scholarship," published for UNL by the
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. That doesn't include
three scholarships that vary in both size and
Students in home economics are eligible
for $8,100 in scholarships.
Scholarships offered to students in either
college totals $36,625.
No two colleges or schools on the UNL
campus can match the amount in
scholarships offered to agriculture and home
economics majors-$89,597 for 381
The breakdown in scholarships shows the
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben award 65 of 164
scholarships in agriculture and another 35 in
home economics. Ak-Sar-Bens yearly
awards total $20,000, the largest single
private contribution for UNL financial aids.
But the financial aids bonanza doesn't
end on East Campus. According to Roy
Arnold, head of East Campus scholarships
and financial aids, students are eligible for
scholarships from City Campus as well as
those they received through his office.
He noted that a student usually is not
offered a scholarship from both offices, but
said some students have received them from
Scholarships available to agriculture and
home economics majors is not the only type
of assistance available.
Of a total of about 700 UNL students on
work -study, 120 are employed on East
Bottoms-up change
gets thumbs down
by Bart Becker
"Drink to me only .with thine eyes" is a pretty likely
statement about future alcoholic consumption on campus.
It appears unlikely that current policy, which prohibits
possession of alcoholic beverages on campus, will be changed
in the foreseeable future. The possibility of changing the
policy had popped up in student conversations as a result of a
change at Omaha's Creighton University.
Creighton changed its policy to allow possession of
alcoholic beverages in dormitory rooms. However, no alcohol
can be dispensed on the Creighton campus.
About three years ago the Legislature gave the Board of
Regents authority to implement a liquor on-campus policy.
But Board of Regents chairman Ed Schwartzkopf of
Lincoln said no pressure has been brought on the regents to
consider such a move. Schwartzkopf said the campus'
proximity to downtown drinking establishments makes the
question of liquor on campus less salient.
Al Bennett, Nebraska Union director, agreed with
Schwartzkopf that "no inquiry that I'm aware of has been
made in regard to modifying the policy."
"We would have no problem dealing with the sale or
consumption of alcoholic beverages in the building," Bennett
said. "I wouldn't anticipate any societal or behavioral
He said the sale of beer at schools where it is allowed has
generated only minimal income. Bennett said beer drinking is
not a normal part of the student's day, and those schools that
allow its sale on campus seldom sell as much beer as milk or
However, he added, the presence of beer has had the effect
of increasing food sales.
Saboteurs scuttle card section game plan
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by Debby Fairley
The admirals in the stands thought (hey were going
to see a tribute to the Navy's 197th birthday.
What they got was "Screw Mizzou.'.'
Card designer Lynn Alexander exjpected l-fcthe card
section to flash its other scheduled messaged: "UNL ,
"Peace" and "Vote" written above an American flag,
and a smiling face.
What he got was "Johnny Rodger is shifty,"
"Devaney for Presidant" and "HI Lyle." A fifth
design spelled out "TNE", the name of a now-dead
secret anti-Greek organization.
Someone had switched the card section's
instruction cards before the University of
Nebraska-Missouri football game Saturday, and by
the time the card section found out, it was all over.
"I was at the microphone during the first two
flashes," said Alexander, "and from that angle, I just
thought the order was off. By the time they were
done, I knew something was wrong, but I still
couldn't tell what had been said."
Many fans missed the messages entirely.
Up in the press box, KFAB broadcaster Lyell
Bremser didn't even know when the card section
spelled out "Hi Lyle."
"Unfortunately, I was in the john at the time,"
Bremser said. "I'd only been in there two or three
minutes when someone came in and told me my
name was written on the card section. I heard they
spelled it wrong though.
"One good thing is that they saluted me instead of
(fellow broadcaster) Dave Blackwell. If they'd done
that, he'd have wanted a raise."
Bremser said he didn't suspect what was going on.
"I did get to see the "Devaney for President" sign,
and I concurred with that ... but it never dawned on
me that anything out of line was happening."
What had happened, according to a Student Affairs
Office investigation, was this: the regular 1,160
colored cards and instruction cards were placed under
the seats in the card section as usual Saturday
morning by Corn Cob workers. They finished by 8:30
About 10 a.m. the stadium groundskeeper noticed
students inside the fence and asked what they were
doing. They told him there were mistakes in the
instruction cards and they were correcting them.
At 10:30 a.m. Marching Band Director Jack Snider
came to the stadium to let the Missouri band inside
for practice, and noticed what he assumed were Corn
Cob workers in the card section.
The switch wasn't a last-minute job, though, said
card designer Alexander.
"In order for someone to sabotage the cards, they
would have to be able to get or reproduce the
instruction cards. They did a complete set-1,160
cards-which takes nine Corn Cobs about an hour and
a half," he said.
The designers work also takes about lb or
hours, Alexander said.
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Card section . . . "Any one of 1,300 people could have done it.
Whoever planned the switch "certainly knew what
they were doing," according to Ron Gierhan,
discipline officer for Student Affairs.
For that reason, Corn Cob workers who operate
the cards, and band fraternity (Kappa Kappa Psi)
members who are in charge of the section were
immediately suspect, Gierhan said.
But after investigation, Gierhan said he thinks that
"none of this year's leadership of the organizations
were involved in any way."
However, past Corn Cobs or band fraternity
members may have been involved, he said.
Jeff Hochster, Corn Cobs president, said he
thought no Corn Cobs were involved. "Any one of
the 1,300 people who sit in the section could have
done it. Fraternity and sorority blocks are in the card
section too; it's not just Corn Cobs arid Tassels."
An anonymous later sent to President D.B. Vamer
and the Daily Nebraskan pointed to "several of the
most prominent campus figures in student
government and organizations" as being, responsible.
Two names were listed.
Investigating officials downplayed both the letter
and one anonymous phone call they had received.
"We don't take much stock in unsigned letters or
unidentified callers," said Gierhan, "and rumors are
not sufficient grounds for reprimanding students."
Although no individuals have been named in the
investigation, a special meeting of Corn Cobs and
band fraternity members was set for Monday night,
said Ken Bader, vice-chancellor for student affairs.
When those responsible for the mix-up are found,
Bader said, their names will not be released by the
"They will receive their admonition, or whatever,
privately. We are not going to dignify this incident by
creating more publicity than it's worth," he said.
Most UNL officals say they just don't want it to
happen again.
Chancellor James Zumbcrge, while saying he
thought the humor of the messages was questionable,
agreed that University officals would not overreact to
the situation.
"It fits in the category of student pranks, which
have been going on for many, many years now,"
Zumberge said. "Most of the furor was caused by the
Omaha World-Hciald highlighting the story on its
front page.
"The punishment, if there is one, will fit the
crime." University officials said they have received no
outside complaints.
Snider said he was not particularly offended by the
language of the messages, but was upset that the
halftime show was disrupted.
"We go to quite a bit of trouble to make the card
section complement what we're doing on the field.
We also have a binding contract with the Athletic
Dept. to provide halftime entertainment. If someone
thinks they can do it better, let them get the contract
and do the work, he said.