The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 02, 1966, Page Page 4, Image 4
Page 4 The Daily NeDraskan Wednesday, November 5, Wti r ::1 f 6 V t '' , 3 i I ! 1 M i - a .v. "v i ft1 I, t ... v 1 i'l VXr. 1 M orrison, Curtis Race Focuses On Vie For Senate Post Achievements E Curtis By John Frvar Junior Staff Writer Nebraska's governor for the past six years, Demo crat Frank B. Morrison is challenging Republi can Senator Carl T. Curtis, who has served continu ously in the Congress since 1939. Morrison, 60, received a law degree from the Uni versity in 1931. He served two terms as county attor ney, and was on school and town boards. He has b e e n president of the Midwest Governors Conference. Curtis, 61, attended Ne braska Wesleyan. The Min den lawyer has specialized in social security legisla tion and advanced several flood control projects. Both candidates were asked questions regarding various campaign issues by the Daily Nebraskan. The questions and the can didates' replies follow: ajor Candidates Lt. Governor Issue: Tax Base Question What are the most Impor tant foreign and domestic problems facing the nation today? Curtis: Viet Nam is t h e most crucial foreign prob lem facing the nation. In flation is becoming a seri ous domestic issue, result ing from the loose fiscal policies of the Johnson ad ministration. Morrison: Peace and un derstanding, with Viet Nam only one aspect of a whole picture of Communist aggression, continues to be a foreign issue. On the domestic side, the poverty program is offering Nebraska a chance to par ticipate in history, accord ing to Morrison. He said that the state has come a long ways in research and agriculture, but pointed out that there have been no new reclamation programs in the state for seven years. What Is the status of the Speak amount of federal aid now received in Nebraska, nar ticularly by educational in stitutions? Curtis: There is a "mal distribution" of such grants across the nation, with Ne braska being only one state in the same category with several others. Curtis said that he is co sponsoring a proposed sys tem for the equitable dis tribution of research. Morrison: Nebraska ranks fifthieth in federal research and development grants to all the states. Morrison said that Curtis had voted against bills, that when ultimately passed, have contributed toward building such new facilities as the Dental College under construction. Are the academic stand ards of the University and tions in Nebraska sufficient ly high? Curtis: No comment; this was an issue on the state level. Morrison: Educational standards are "never ade quate", and it will be a question of "improvement versus decay" unless more research grants are ob tained from the federal gov ernment. Is there a marked flow of talented youth from Ne braska? Curtis: This problem can be solved by the creation of a research capacity, pro viding jobs as well as in centives for youth and in dustry to enter and remain in Nebraska. - Morrison: "This problem bothered me upon entering office more than anything else." Morrison said that an in terchange was needed be tween states, but that Ne braska has been losing more than its share of tal ent. However, he said that this "brain drain" had been cut 50 per cent in the last few years, coupled with the highest industrial rate of growth in Nebraska his tory. Is the Johnson adminis tration handling the Viet Nam war In the best possi ble manner? Curtis: The government should leave many of the "military decisions to mili tary people and the United States should deal more "from a position of strength" following Eisen hower's example of handl ing the Korean conflict. Morrison: "No one solu tion is perfect, but no bet ter one has yet been of fered." Morrison said that the whole system of communist expansion must be under cut by meeting problems of starvation, disease, ignor ance and superstiiton as well as waging the actual I Morrison ".T ; The lieutenant governor contest offers Nebraskans a choice between Republi can John E. Everroad and Democrat Ross Rasmussen. The lieutenant governor's duties are similar to those of the vice-president on the national level. " He presides over the Uni cameral, but votes only in case of a tie; he may ad vise the governor but he has no real policy making authority. In the case of the death, disability or ab sence of the governor, he becomes acting governor. Candidates -Everroad, 53, of Omaha was educated in Indiana. He owns and operates Cum mins Mid-west Co. Inc. and has a farm near Yutan, Nefor. Everroad is Director of Sie National Association of Commerce and Industry, ac tive in the Nebraska Safe ty. Council, the Nebraska Motor Carriers Association aad a member of the Na tldnal Defense Executive Reserve. rtasmussen, 49, received bis bachelor's degree in agriculture from the Uni versity. Following four years of service in World War II he returned to the University for a year of graduate study. Rasmussen, who farms near Hooper, has developed 3 variety of Midwest blue grass seed and is con sidered a farm specialist. He was elected to the Unicameral in 1960, re elected in 1962 and in 1964 for a four year term. Rasmussen is chairman of the Legislature's educa tion committee, a delegate to the National Conference on Children and Youth, the National Rural Educa tion Conference and the Nebraska Interstate Com pact on Education. Sales Manager Everroad promised that if he is elected lieutenant Governor he will be a full time employee of Nebras ka's citizens and the "Sales Manager" for the state. . Everroad suggested new markets for farm products as one way of achieving higher farm prices. " He said that Nebraska needs to attract new indus try to provide jobs for the young people. Agriculture and tourism also need pro motion, he claims. - He opposed an increase In state taxes. He says, ' Everyone is talking about more taxes but nobody is doing anything about re ducing our tax load. I definitely oppose any in crease in taxes." Everroad suggested a business approach to gov ernment spending as the solution to the tax prob lem. In contrast to this, Ras mussen voted in favor of the bill to broaden Nebras ka's tax base. He said he favors any change which would provide greater equi ty. Upgrade Hospitals Rasmussen has worked in the Legislature to up grade state mental hospi tals. He suggested better salaries for institutional staffs as a means of at tracting and keeping quali fied personnel. Rasmussen voted against the school bus amendment because he said he thinks educational money spent on increased transportation routes could be put to bet ter use in other areas of education. He commented that he fav- on laxes. Hiducation. Viet mm Senate Write-In Candidate Advocates Viet Nam Peace II mm H I (N km :t t ''ill 5 lljltiMi'iiflvJ. J GOVERNOR'S MANSION who will take it over? Candidates Vie In Gubernatorial Race Cont. from Pg. 1, Col. 5. would be most helpful In se curing funds for education? should be exercised by t h e ordinate the administration state. He again pointed to a and increase efficiency by ap- possible research center. pointment, but that the audi- Do you support a minimum tor should remain elective to Sorensen: A "broadened voting age of 18 for Nebras- serve the voters in their know tax base" with all segments ka? ledge of state finances, of the economy participating is Sorensen: Yes, it would in- Tiemann: These offices needed. He supports Amend- v01va a constitutional amend- should remain eleotiv to nrc 'lottinn nornr-hiol anH ment 14, to be voted upon in mont hut he said that he avoid a winppntrfltion of now- private school children ride ine e!cuon, wmcn wouia re- wid e steps as governor er possibly leading to a dan- end to the Viet Nam war is the busses if it does not 1 . .per m.Mi u" to implement such a change, gerous governmental situa- based upon U Thant's three involve extending the pres By Toni Victor Senior Staff Writer Running on a three-issue )latform, t h e Rev. Mr. Tom Rehorn has covered the state speaking on Viet Nam, civil rights and pov erty, in his bid as the write in peace candidate for t h e U.S. Senate. Rev. Rehorn, a 54-year-old Methodist minister from Fullerton, said he Is manly attempting to bring the one issue of peace a sane solution to the Viet Nam war clear to the voting public. Individuals' Support The peace candidate is backed mainly by minis ters, professors from the three Nebraska education al institutions, some of the western farmers and sectors of Omaha. A few groups, such as Nebraskans for Peace in Viet Nam, are en dorsing Rev. Rehorn's plat form, but he stated that his support comes from individuals. His policy concerning an ent routes. Rasmussen has been ac tive in promoting conserva tion in his area but he said he feels that the ini tiative should come from the local rather than the state level. As chairman of the Legis lature's education commit tee, Rasmussen has spon sored legislation to aid handicapped children and those with speech and hear ing defects. With regard to the Uni versity, Rasmussen sup ports an increase in the University budget. He stressed the need for higher faculty salaries so students can have the advantages of a better fa culty and cirriculum. per cent in the constitution is bad constitutional govern ment." He said that the ab sence of a broadened tax base would be detrimental to education and increase prop- YD's Final Push the flow , rr ij'i RnMiftnwofo from Nebraska be stemmed? 1 O lilt UeniOCraUs Sorensen: This flow has coiieaea unaer a Droaaenea Tiemann: He would also tion. They provide a check WA .ua3C lu M"c-aiu-iwcu- take steps t0 implement such upon each other s activities, ucation program. a measure, because of t h e What background should a Sorensen said that the re- numbers of youth bearing Nebraska gubernatorial can- tention of a certain amount arms at this age without the didate have? of the property tax was a right to vote and because of compromise that wouldn t af- the "high intellectual level" volved in government than partial group to help re- ,i ?lc j ,tu"t""- "f Ui agriculture and business. Ex- build the war-torn country. aiu inaiineueicBioiauroau- Should the major executlve perience in legislation as well ened tax base would be a offices of Nebraska be ap- as an educational background disaster to education. pointive rather than elective? are also necessary. Tiemann: A broadened tax Sorensen: All should be Tiemann: In Nebraska, ag base combining a sales and with the exception of the riculture and business are 90 income tax would provide state auditor, since these are per cent of all the govern more funds for education. highly technical and authori- mental background needed. Tiemann opposes amend- more background than a de- He noted that "calling upon we napalm babies, mothers ment 14 because he wants a sire for office. the legislature with a gavel" and whole villages" in Viet complete aouimon 01 uie pro- sorensen said tnat tne uov- did not qualify Sorensen with perty tax and thinks that ernor should be able to co- experience. writing a specmc tigure ot zu proposals made to the Unit ed Nations. Rev. Rehorn advocates a cessation of bombing on both sides; a willingness to negotiate with the Viet Cong; and an im- Ethical Imperatives As a man who says that he "believes in the moral and ethical imperatives of Judeo-Christian teachings," Rev. Rehorn declared that "we are the evil ones as Nam. In another angle of at tack, Rev. Rehorn con demns the Viet Nam war for using government funds which could be going to "important social programs like the War on Poverty, medical care and urban re development." Neither major party can didate has taken a stand on the Viet Nam issue and Rev. Rehorn stated that the other two candidates are in agreement with the present power structure's Viet Nam war policy. "The citizen who opposes the war in Viet Nam and its domestic consequences has been effectively disenfran chised. What America needs today is a good strong third party made up of in dependents," Rev. Rehorn said. Though the issue of Viet Nam has dominated Rev. Rehorn's campaign as he speaks across the state, his platform includes stands on civil rights and poverty programs. Acceptance Of Races "I advocate a complete acceptance of the races," said Rev. Rehorn in con nection with a previous statement that there is segregation in every aspect of American life. He stated that we are not implementing the laws that are on the books concern ing civil rights. Rev. Re horn said he is for b 1 a c k power, "but not the black power of the syndicated press." "Whites and the press are using black power as a scare-mechanism to stam pede white liberals into doing nothing," stated Rev. Rehorn. The Methodist minister declared that black power1 is not a reality at present' and that the people who us the term know it. He noted! that what America is faced with is a misuse of white; power. j Rev. Rehorn stated at the University teach-in on blacK power Sunday, that Ne4 groes have to stop talking! in terms of civil rights in; order to put emphasis on tne real proDiem pover ty. He explained that Ne groes should drive for eco nomic power. Realistic Programs "We need to work togeth-. er for realistic poverty pro grams. In terms of federal; aid, I advocate not a billion dollars for poverty, but bil-i lions," Rev. Rehorn stated, j However, Rev. Rehorn' noted that "nothing aggres-i sive is going to be done in j the poverty program as long as the U.S. is spending ; money to bomb Vietnam." Rehorn Denney, Callan Agree ... More Federal Aid Needed For Nebraska Young Democrats will have a busy pre-election week, according to YD pre sident Sabra McCall. The Young Democrats will be meeting Wednesday night to prepare for the final week of campaigning. YD's will aim their ef forts Miss McCall said at "sections in Lincoln where there's Democratic concen tration. We want to make sure that these people vote." Sunday and Monday even ings before the election the Young Democrats will help the Lancaster County Democrats. In his bid for re-election, problem is giving the Presi- celved in Nebraska, narticu- versitv s v s t e m." Dennev tional Droerams to maintain Sorensen: This flow has Democrat Clair A. Callan is dent the discretionary power larly by educational institu- said. technical and graduate skilli been greatly reduced by the running against Republican to distribute foreign aid to tions? Academic Standards for these industries. i present administration. He challenger Robert V. Denney countries who subsequently Callan: Nebraska is "down Are the academic stand- Denney said that the avert said that in the critical areas in Nebraska's first Congres- use it against us, as in Viet towards the bottom" in t h e ards of the University and age age of a farmer in Ne of job opportunities and atti- sional district. Nam. recept of federal grants, a sit- other educational institutions braska is 58, presenting prob tudes of youth and industry, Callan, 46, is an Odell farm- On the domestic side, Den- uation that can be solved in Nebraska sufficiently lems for Nebraska's "basij if i '' ' . 'I I A ' (, s - ' m: f - I . ' i ' ' - , ; r 4 1 f r r - ereat lmDrovements ' have er. stockman and business- nev said that snmethino snmpwhat in cpokinc enifntif. Mah? been and are being made. man. He has served as chair- should be done about the non- ic grants as well as the agri- Callan: Nebraska is "los Tiemann: The key answer man of the Governor's Com- essential government deficit cultural aid now predominant ing good people" in some is In the creation of a re- mittee on State Government spending during such a war here. areas of the faculty. The staff ," lMnaihl vumV search canacltv to attract RenrimniTatinn Rnarrt and thn as in Viet Mam Den federal funds and top schol- Nebraska Power Review that such spending is a major money should be used for sci- keep level of the competetive w"7 aia nuivu niu 1U1(U UJ uuaiu, lit uiuauuil, anu JJIC CUIUIC CljUipilieiH, UUUUlUg Sdldl U11C1S, U1B VOIlgrCSS- Industries offering employ- Callan has served on vari- dieted that the next Congress and capital investment under man said. ment. ous town, school, and county will be asked to approve 18 Title Three of the govern- Callan said, however, that increase in escalation woulj Can federal funds be more Boards in Odell and Gage billion dollars in funds ment's educational program, evidence has shown that "Uni- mean "tripling the draft" an adequately used in Nebras- County. brought on by this situation. "There is a time coming in versity graduates take their "calling "P the reserves anj T jin t Dn..fl AC 1?y.1A.nl AU i f a a i, m ., m nsinnil rfnat4" 1 at; uenney, t, is a lawyer, owius uircu aiu me near xuiure wnen an place witn otners irom across 6"au sorensen: ieDrasKa is tormer t.a.i. agent and tor- nnai is me status oi me junior colleges and state col- the nation." ueniey: "Marine am missmg out on federal funds mer state chairman of the amount of lederai aid now re- leges will be part of the Uni- Decause ot its u.b. senatorial Republican party. He is a re- industry." Viet Nam War I Is the Johnson administra war in the best possible man Callan: Yes, because a n Rasmussen Everroad f representation, inadequate tired Lt. Colonel of the U.S. support of research by insti- Marine Corps Reserve. tutions, and the absence of an The Daily Nebraskan office representing Nebraska asked each candidate his in Washington to co-ordinate views as to various issues in information on sources of the campaign. The questions available funds. and answers are as follows: Sorensen said that the state Important Problems should provide the means for What are the most import local districts obtaining funds, tant foreign and domestic aiding them in order to mini- problems facing the nation to mize red tape. day? Tiemann: While California Callan: On the foreign side, received 30 per cent of fed- the people in underdeveloped eral research funds" last countries who are prey f o r year, Nebraska got less than communism must be helped, one-half of one per cent. He Domestically, t h e problem said that there were "very is to see whether it's possible few strings" attached to fed- "for a free enterprise econo- eral grants, both matching my to m a i n t a i n sustained and non-matching. growth and full employment Tiemann said that the max- without runaway inflation." imum control over these funds Denney: The major foreign 1 t -,r- IV , r i ' Denney: Yes, but more army officers returning froi money should he spent on fa- Viet Nam have told me the cilities, in view of increasing we can win the war in 30 day enrollment. if they are turned loose wit Denney said that some day conventional methods of war iNeDrasKa may nave to race iare. tne problem ot limiting enroll- Denney said that tactid meni m oraer . to maintain should be left up to the mil; quality education. tary once the nation is in wa Youth Leaving? rather than depending upo Is there a marked flow of tactical decisions by the prel menx. Callan: He attributed anv such flow to a lack of job op portunities in the state. He said that this problem must be met by providing these job opportunities through indus try. Reynierse Gives Technical Papei Denney Callan I Dr. James II. RevnierseJ Ilnnnnv. TUIn i . If.. . ! i . r . Lrcuuj. ims is a very assistant proiessor Ot psy serious" problem. chology, will present a tecW The candidate proposes to nical paper at the national help build an industrial cli- Psychonomic Society meet mate in Nebraska along with ing in St. Louis. Thursday vocational and higher educa- and Fridav.