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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1974)
By Mark Hoffman
UNL students Lynn Alexander and Tom
Simpson have accomplished something that
most football players only dream
about they have come back after their
senior years to play in Husker football
, But not for the football team. They are,
and for the past seven years hwe been,
members of the UNL marching band.
They are the old timers of the band.
Their 7-year stints have been the longest of
any previous band member, according to
UNL Director of Bands Jack Snider.
Both Alexander and Simpson are seniors
in the Law College. They joined the band as
freshmen, and have played with the group
through their senior year of graduate school.
Why have they stayed in so long? Simply,
they said, because they like music and the
Alexander estimated he had played at 66
football games, including home games, some
away games and five bowl games. Simpson
said he had played at about 60 games.
Alexander plays piccolo and Simpson the
Afger watching football fans from eery
Big 8 school, Simpson concluded that other
than . UNL, Oklahoma University, and
Oklahoma State University, the other
schools "have the most god-awful fans."
"I have had snowballs with rocki, oranges
and toilet paper thrown at me," he said. He
had been the targets of such missiles at
Kansas University, Kansas State University,
Colorado University and Iowa State
University, he said.
Alexander said that band trips to Boulder
Colo, were some of the band's wildest.
"We cail them the 'Battie of Boulder',"
One band member lost almost ali of his
uniform when he took off on his own
instead of staying with the band after one
game, Alexander said. Fans jumped the band
member and took almost everything he h3d,
The band usually marches In formation
across campus after away games, but at
Colorado, it was "not so much marching as a
flying wedge," he said. A flying wedge is s
protective, offensive football formation with
blockers running in a wedge formation in
front of the ball carrier.
Away football games had their lighter
After Nebraska feat Oklahoma at
Norman, in 1972, at what was known as
"the game of the century," a drunk came up
to Alexander as he was walking with a small
group across the Norman campus.
The drunk asked the group to play
"Boomer Sooner," the Oklahoma school
song, Alexander said.
See 'Band,' Page 2.
monday, february 4, 1974
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97 no. 1 2
Regsnt Robert Prokop
Rpwnt Ed Schwartzkoof
Regsnt Robert Koefoot
Skyrocketing fuel costs
prompt NU money request
By Michael (O.J.) Nelson
NU administrators were authorized by
the Board of Regents Saturday to seek as
much as $847,893 in additional
eporopriations from the Legislature to cope
with skyrocketing fuel costs.
Before the authorization, UNL
Chancellor James Zumberge told the regents
that "massive parts of tfie (UNL campus)
might have to be shut down in May" if fuel
oil costs cannot be met. The shutdown could
mean closing buildings and laying off
employes, he said.
'This isn't a case of mismanagement or
support of bills
Two student-oriented legislative bills drew
no support from the Board of Regents
Saturday. The board refused to endorse the
student regent and alcohol-on-campus bills
which are pending in the Unicameral.
Regents unanimously rejected backing the
student regent bill (LB323). If passed by the
Legislature, the bill would place a
constitutional amendment on the November
general election ballot that would place three
nonvoting students on the board.
The student regents would be the student
body presidents of UNL, University of
Nebraska at Omaha and the NU Medical Center.
Of the seven regents who attended
Saturday's meeting, only Ed Schwa rtzkopf of
Lincoln said he favored students on the board.
"I see no reason why this must be done by
amendment," he said. "It would seem that we
could appoint student members if we wished. If
this bill is defeated (by the Legislature) we
should consider that I would like to see this
board become a model for other states."
Each regent who spoke against the bill said
his statements should not be considered an
antistudent position. They agreed that if the
bill became law, it would, in effect, create a
special class of citizen.
With Regsnt Robert Prokop of Papillion and
Kermit Hansen of Omaha dissenting, the board
voted not to endorse the liquor on campus bill
(LB 783). The bill, if approved by the
Legislature and signed by the governor, would
legalize drinking and selling alcoholic beverages
on college campuses.
Only Prokop spoke on the measure.
"It's time this board got its head out of the
sand," h said. "Liquor on campus is going to
come someday. Let's do it now and get it over
poor management," he io!d tfcs regents. "We
were budgeted to pay 10 cents a gallon (for
fuel oil) and we are now paying 26 cents. It
W3I completely unexpected."
The price increase h?s affected the UNL
campus - most severely'.' TkbouT 0u'6W of
the estimated deficit is on that campus.
The estimated deficit is not as high for
the NU Medical Center and Ihe University of
Nebraska at Omaha, but the chancellors of
those two campuses told the regents that
deficits there still could cripple operations.
If another request for additional funds is
approved by the Legislature, a portion of the
NU faculty can look forward to a 10 per
cent pay raise. The request was approved by
the regents after NU President D. B. Varner
said pay increases on the campus?? have not
kept up with inflation.
An 8.5 per cent increase in faculty
salaries had been recommended earlier by
Varner. That is 1 per cent more than that
recommended by Gov. J. J. Exon.
In other financial news Varner informed
the regents that $934,581 had been granted
NU's State University of Nebraska project.
The project will use ETV and other
communication media to provide
col lege -level courses for persons who
otherwise might not be able to take them.
The grant, formally announced Friday by
Nebraska Rep. Charles Thone, is financed by
the National Institute of Education.
In other business, the regents accepted a
report calling for more recruiting of
minority faculty and staff members. The
Equal Opportunity Task Force reported that
of the more than 11,000 persons employed
by the University, per cent are minorities,
and 46 per cent are women.
More than 50 per cent of the minority
employes are working in clerical and
auxiliary jobs, the report said. It said less
than one-fourth of the faculty are women
and only 4 per cent are minority persons.
The report also urges more recruiting of
minority students. About 3 per cent of NU
student enrollment is minority, it said, and
of those, more than one-fourth are lower
division undergraduates, at UNO.
The regents accepted the resignation of
Merk Hobson, NU vic3 president for
academic affairs. Hobson, who will leave
May 12, resigned to operate family
businesses in Wisconsin.
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