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Dy John Petrow
You went to buy the stereo system
advertised for $39, and found the store
didn't have it and had no intention of
selling it to you. You have just tried to
buy an item that was "nailed to the
This is one of many rip-off techniques
that were discussed by James G.
Kcndrick. crcfssier cf agricultural
economics, Monday in the Harper Hail
The Consumer Affairs Group (CAG)
sponsored the program, which presented
two films to illustrate basic techniques in
taking people's money.
An Itsm that is "nailed to the floor"
can ususUy be distinguished by art offer
that seems too good to be true end by a
salesman who has no intention of selling
you that item.
This is known as tha "bait" and leads
to the "switch". Switching is attracting
the customer under false pretenses and
then trying to seil him different
merchandise for a higher price.
Unethical as thasa practices are, they
are not illegal. Repeated dealing cf this
sort should be reported to the local
Better Business Bureau.
Kendrick warned students to beware
of contracts whh tricky ciauses. :'iwany
innocent parties are taken in every day
because they fail to read the contract
carefully and ask questions," he said.
To avoid being misled, the buyer
should completely understand the
contract, leave no spaces blank and check
totals before he signs, ha said.
Kendrick said that patronizing
companies students are familiar with and
investigating before investing, wi'l usually
prevent being deceived.
CAG, in Nebraska Union 117, is
willing to try to solve contractual
problems of students or refer them to
For those experiences door to door
sales of products they later find out are
no good or they don't want, there is a
three-day cooling off period in which the
buyer legally has the right to revoke the
Book clubs, magazine deals, record
clubs and encyclopedia sales are contracts
that should be avoided, Kendrick said. He
said in all situation he knew of, there was
no offer that was cheaper than purchasing
the item through the respective company.
"Don't sign anything that sounds like
a good deal right away," he said. "If it
sounds good now, it will sound good a
week later. You should always think over
what you are getting into before you do
wf jnesday, march 6, 1 974
Hncoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 29
'Sunrise' broadcast may start in fall;
FCC application next step to license
By f.'la'y Shackelton
Sunrise Communications plans to start
broadcasting a noncommercial, nonprofit public
access FM radio station sometime between September
and November, according to board member Ron
In two or three weeks, Sunrise board members will
submit an application to the Federal Communicatiofti
Commission. Kurtenbach laid, -
The proposed station, which was predicted last
August to be in operation this spring, was delayed by
not having a "consistent number cf people working"
on starting the station, t?80r$9 board mffibwr '
""Tom ctfwiiltx" -r r
Getting equipment and broadcasting facilities also
caused deaiy, he said.
"Sunrise Communications is not an off shoot of
the Lincoln Gazette," Gedwillo emphasized. The
Gazette is a counterculture, newspaper.
Both Gedwillo and Kurenbach work for the
Gazette. This leads some persons to believe the
newspaper and radio station are connected, he said.
"People opposed to the Gazette are often opposed
to Sunrise Communications," he said.
However, Sunrise uses the Gazette as a means to
publicize progress on the radio station, he said.
Gedwillo and Kurtenbsch. e!or3 with
.members Mason Yeun-sftisn, J&dy Converts, Tom
Headley and Bill Lock, tgrte that tha supposed
Gazettes association influencsd tha Yf.lCA's cfecklon
not to allow Sunrise Communications to set up its
antenna on tha downtown YfCA building.
Before the YMCA board of directors voted on the
matter, downtown Y officials offered to give Sunrise
free office space for a transformer and roof space for
an antenna, Kurtenbach said. Sunrise
Communications directors were not flowed to appeal
to the YMCA, he said.
YMCA board members were not available for
Sunrise now plans to use the Yellow Cab Tower
for its antenna and a back room of the Purple Piano
building at 10th and P Sts. for office space,
Kurtenbach said. Office rent will be $25 a month, he
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will be able to broadcast 24 hours a day. Proposed
programs include: rock music with critical reviews, a
program on the elderly by local retired persons and
Nebraska Commission on Aging personnel, movie
reviews, Nebraska Civil Liberties Union weekly
reports, recipes, country, folk, blues, Latin American,
native American and international music; union songs
of the '30s; '50s jazz; and comic satire.
As a public access radio station, one-sixth of the
prjnie time broadcasting day must be devoted to
available "free speech messages," Kurtenbach said.
"We'll broadcast anyone general cplnionists,
facists, capitalists, triviaf people, socialists, the
YWCA' he said. ,
Support" for thr station- harewmr from f3l$or-i
' Potter of tneTrJendslbf Gamber"lviusfc, the'tl
Door Health Center, the Malone Center, UNL
Ombudsman, James Suter, Ron Hull, assistant
Educational Television manager, officials from
Southeast Nebraska Technical Community College,
State Sen. Steve Fowler, the Indian Center, Director
of Lincoln City Libraries Charles Dalrymple and
Trinity United Methodist Church minister, the Rev.
Marshall Prichard, news director at KLM3-AM,
wrote in a letter to Sunrise Communications:
"I've found it necessary to rethink my philosophy
on the ability of commerical radio stations to
adequately deliver excellent news coverage." When a
station begins, it has "no audience, no commericals
and lots of music. Then you begin to get an audience,
start running a full log and have little music," he said.
"In a noncommercial format, I believe that it
would be possible to program a station that could
well afford to present the in-depth reporting that I
feel is hi the public interest, without concern of the
economic leve!...Sunrisa Communications, if given a
license to operate in the public interest could fill that
void that I believe, now exists."
Planning for a noncommercial FM radio station in
Lincoln began about a year and a half ago,
Kurtenbach said one question that people kept
asking was, "Why make it noncommerical?" He said,
the philosophy tied up In the power structure says
something can't work if it doesn't make money.
"Many people won't fight for a dream if it doesn't
See Sunrise, Pas 10.
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ParapsychobgSst and psychiatrist Dr. Montague Ullman
will speak today on "Dreams and Telepathy" at tha
Nebraska Union at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. UUman has been trying to prove that telepathy can
be programmed into dreams. His work explores possible
relatiomhips between extra-sensory perception (ESP) and
altered states of consciousness and how to train subja"te to
control their brain waves.
In a tefcr'"ORa conversation Monday, Dr. U"man tsld
vAJIa what tha eppfjeat'onf of such research will La, he is
convinced tefopty e dreams exist and now is concentrating
m the contfltbmt undsr which dream telepathy occurs. The
ttuiitef rnsy prim ttsafyl in psychologies! therepy, he laid.
The fcaiJo fe-s'i of studying dream telepathy in a
laboratory hm consisted of one person attempting to
convey 3 telepathic tmae to another person, who is
sleeping In a separate, soundproof room.
The United States could "achieve a major brcpkthroudh
in parapsychology in this decade if we bring disciplines
together and had adequate funding, Dr. Ullman said.
Dr. Ullman, psychiatry department director at the
Pvtalmooides fwtsdical Center in New York City and founder
cf tha Center's Dream Laboratory, is doing research with a
two-yesr grant from tha National Institute of Mental
He is the author of nearly 100 scientific articles and
several books, and has had positions in professional
societies, including the American Assoc. for the
Advancement of Science, the Society of Medical
Psychoanalysts, the American Society for Psychical
Research and the Pars psychological Assoc.
Dr. Ullman's speech is being sponsored by the Human
Pjtcntssls Committee. Suzanne Brown, Nebraska Union
pfOyrsm ficSvijor, Scid ths sencs is concerned with inquiry
into "any sort of development in the physical, mental and
spiritual arc-as of human exploration."
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