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monday, may 1, 1978 Hncoln, nebraska vol. 101 no. 108
Cornstcck, Daredevils weather stormy negotiations
By Deb Emery
Although forecast rain moved Corn
stock 8 inside to the Sports Complex, the
concert went off as scheduled despite its
stormy beginnings, according to Tom
Warner, staff member for the East Union
Program Council (EUCP).
The first snag came when the Ozark
Mountain Daredevils, the lead band for the
event, received their contract late due to
"unforeseen delays" and then would not
sign the contract as it was, Warner said.
The contract, Warner said, stipulated
that the Daredevils would not be paid if an
act of god, (a rainstorm) caused the con
cert s cancellation.
Warner said this meant the Daredevils
would lose money on any traveling expen
ses if the concert was canceled.
However, Warner said, state law forbids
paying state money, which student fees are
included in for any services not rendered.
Therefore, he said, "Wednesdy afternoon
we had to decide whether to have the
concert or not."
Jim Wolf, EUPC Dances and Concerts
committee chairman, said EUPC contacted
Jim Ross, Sports Complex manager, about
having the concert inside in case of rain
and Wolf said Ross agreed to the concert.
After Ross agreed, Wolf said the concert
was still on with the Daredevils since they
would now be guaranteed money in event
The decision to hold the concert
indoors was made on Thursday by Warner
and himself, Wolf said, since, "the weather
bureau was predicting a full 60 percent
chance of rain both Thursday night and all
Wolf said the rain Thursday prevented
the building of the platform which takes
four to six hours because the fiberboard
used in the platform comes unglued in rain.
The Daredevils were contacted by EUPC
Thursday afternoon, Wolf said, and inform
ed of the change to the Sports Complex.
Warner said Jim Ross indicated there
would be no problem in using the Sports
Warner said the Sports Complex was
given rent-free to EUPC since it is a non
profit student organization. But, EUPC
still has to pay about $1,300 for building
expenses and lighting.
However, Warner said, the donations
received Friday at the concert doors should
nearly cover the expense.
The attendance record, Warner said, was
estimated at about 9,000 people. Little or
no vandalism occurred, he said.
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Two members of Cornstock Eight's opening act, Morningstar, performed Friday at the Sports Complex.
BEOG validation program means a lot of time' -
By Kris Hansen
The new computer screening program
for federal grant applicants may be more
trouble than it's worth, according to Finan
cial Aides Director Jack Ritchie.
"I think that it's maybe not such a good
thing - there's a little tendency to go over
board. It's a federal program, though, so
we don't have a choice," he said.
The Basic Educational Opportunities
Grant initiated a program of comparing
income tax returns with information on
students' application forms. Ten percent
of the applicants will be "validated" in this
method, and 25 of those will be rejected
by the computer.
"The initial requirement was if there
was more than a $500 difference (between
the income tax form and the application),
the student would have to resubmit. Now
there's a good chance they'll drop the
amount to $50. That's cutting it too
close," Ritchie explained.
-Students being validated also will have
to provide other income tax information
such as the number of dependents in their
family. If the information on the applica
tion is incorrect, the student will not be
penalized, but must resubmit a corrected
application to be considered for any mon
ey. Ritchie said the differences in earnings
were not intentional in most cases. "People
fill out their applications in early January,
but don't fill out their income tax until
much later. Then, the tax form may show
a different amount. It's not an attempt
to defraud the government, but just an
Ritchie said a student cannot receive
grant money until his application is validated.
"If we didn't have the capability to han
dle it, it would delay the student getting
his money. However, we don't forsee that
happening," Ritchie said.
"This is all in an effort to make sure
that the money is going where it should,"
Ritchie said. "However, it just means a lot
of time, effort and paperwork. I'm not sure
it's really going to change the distribution
The financial aids office receives over
3,000 applications for federal money every
year, which involves over 2 million dollars.
Between 300 and 400 of these will have
to be validated.
"Now we're trying to find some way to
get the staff and the time to do it," Ritchie
said, "with our budget, it's not a good time
to try and add any more people. If we're
lucky, the federal department may give us
some administrative money to work with."
WWII German naval officer now is a math professor
By Cindy Coglianese
The horrors of World War II still are
keen in the minds of many, but the major
ity of Americans probably can say they
were on the winning side. But one UNL as
sociate professor of mathematics fought on
the other side - with the German Navy.
Hubert Schneider born in the village
of Coesfield, Germany, was in the Ger
man Navy from 1943 until the end of the
war. He enlisted at age 17.
Although Schneider speaks English well,
his German accent is evident.
"In the German Navy, it seemed like
there was no war going on," Schneider
said. "We were trained like in peacetime."
Schneider said that there was a confused
attitude about the war in the German
"We were not quite sure why there was
a war between Germany and America," he
said. "I think even Hitler was surprised
when the British joined the Allies."
Schneider said youngsters were influ
enced by Hitler's regime while he was
growing up. "I joined Hitler's Jugend,
which is like the Boy Scouts," he said.
Eventually the boys were forced to at
tend regular meetings to "play soldier," he
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Hubert Schneider, UNL associate professor of mathematics, was a member of the
German Navy in WWII.
Some of us lost interest. I didn't get
all caught up in it because I joined the
Navy,M he said.
Other pre -military activities also were
forced upon German youths, Schneider
The Reidis Arbeitisdienst was an activi
ty that "practically everyone had to join
including girls," he said.
Continued on page 2
Small is beautiful: Or at least the
White team thought so in Satur
day's Spring Game page 10
Technology overtakes elfpower:
Abel Sandoz's fantastic cookie
machine page 7
Ah . . . one of the pleasures in life:
Columnist Michael Nikunen looks
at college students and sleep
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