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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1974)
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For the first time in Nebraska history, the
attorney general's office can act on behalf of
The 1974 Unicameral passed legislation
giving the attorney general broad power to
investigate and prosecute consumer fraud
and anti-trust violators.
The traditional role of the attorney general
is one of legal adviser to the Legislature and
the governor. He also is the lawyer for the
state on. appeals to the Nebraska Supreme
Both candidates for the office, Republican
Paul Douglas and Democrat Frank Morrison,
agree that whoever succeeds retiring Atty.
Gen. Clarence Meyer will determine the
shape and extent of responsibility of the
office in the area of consumer rights and
Both agree that voters should ask
themselves "who would be the best attorney
for the state."
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attorney general is a step down, Democrat
Frank Morrison said.
But because the attorney general now has
the power to investigate and prosecute
consumer fraud and anti-trust legislation,
Morrison believes the office Is now the most
powerful one in the state.
Morrison, 69 years old, said he has the
experience and the wisdom to make him the
most qualified candidate: The former
three-term governor says his age is an asset.
A 1931 graduate of the University of
Nebraska Law school, Morrison has had 25
years of private practice and legal
background as a county attorney and public
He disagrees with Douglas, who says ihat
the attorney general devotes 70 per cent of
his time to criminal cases. Morrison said 15
per cent is a more accurate estimate.
Morrison said the difference between
himself and Douglas is that Douglas does
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Republican Paul Douglas) in his first try
for a state office, says experience is what
counts in the race for attorney general.
The 46-year-old candidate for the state's
top legal position has spent 18 years in the
Lancaster county attorney's office, four of
those years as county attorney.
"I've been doing on a county level what the
attorney. general does on a state level. The
attorney general spends most of his time
qiving legal opinions," Douglas said.
Douglas, a 1953 graduate of the University
of Nebraska law school, suggests that age is
an important factor in the campaign. "I want
to be more than just a one-term attorney
general. I want to make a career out of it,
He is not using his campaign as a stepping
stone for higher office as has been charged
by Morrison, he said.
"If anyone has tried to use offices as
stepping stones," Douglas said, "Morrison
has been on the ballot every other year for 30
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One of thrnost importantiofes fothe'new0
attorney general, said Douglas, is setting up
a strong anti-trust division. But that will take
several years, he stressed.
He said a common-sense use of the
authority will be a great advantage in
protecting the public against persons who
attempt to deceive and defraud the public.
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G. ALAN DUNLAP
member at large
- the Southeast Nebraska Technical
Community College Board
1. DurtCtf) tfis formative months of the 3 school consolidation he handled the total treasurer's function
and m&infainnd the school records. He Knows the financial problems and takes the time to see that ail
the iiile money Is safel invested.
2. He has served on special task force committees for Salary, Budget and long range planning for
campus sites In Lincoln and other financially related problems.
3. He has attended all reguiar and special meetings of the board with the exception of 2 times when he
was out of the country, One of the Best attendance records on the board.
4. Through his business experience and other higher education board experiences he has a large
knowledge of schooi administration problems and their solutions.
5. He Is dedicated to the Community College concept and Technical Training Schools. He believes the
future of Nebraska particulatiy Southeast Nebraska, Is tied closely to the training and retention of
6. We believe in educating our Youth in SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA. Our Children have attended
Nebraska Wesleyan, University of Nebraska, Creighton University and University of Nebraska Law
School. Our Daughter-in-law attended Fairbury Junior College and our Son-in-law graduated from
Nebraska Technical School at Miitord. Both Phyliss, my wife, and I were students at University of
Nebraska at a time when Nebraska had NO Technical Schools at all.
7. He know3 Southeast Nebraska by reason of birth, education tnd buelness cxperionca.
vote for S G. ALAN DUNLAP
A LARGE MAN
FOR A LARGE JOB
AS A MEMBER AT LARGE
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA TECHNICA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
Paid for by G.A. Dunlap
Candidate for position of Member at Large
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA BOARD
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