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Exon promises to sign
bills sent by senators
By Dick Piersol
The Legislature Tuesday passed and sent
to the governor the three-bill package
considered during the special session.
Gov. J. James Exon, after praising the
senators for their efforts and criticizing
them for not adopting his program, said he
would sign the bills.
Because they carry emergency clauses,
the bills will become law when Exon signs
Exon said he was happy with the
46-2 passage of LB3. Although the bill was
amended from the original Exon proposal,
he said it would deal effectively with the
state's cash flow problems.
The bill calls for seven monthly pay
ments to municipalities, counties and
school districts through June 30, 1976.
Those payments had been made semi
annually and quarterly.
By not passing Exon's proposed bills
intact, he said the Legislature "has
mandated a 25 per cent increase in the
state income tax rate to 15 per cent."
The Legislature passed amended forms
of Exon's proposed LB4 and LB6, 42-5
and 42-6, respectively.
As proposed by Exon, LB4 would have
eliminated the five per cent general fund
overlevy and provided that only "actual
estimated expenditures." oe considered by
the State Board of Equalization when
computing tax rates.
The bUl passed by the Legislature pro
vides a general fund overlevy of not less
than two, nor more than three per cent,
and requires the Board of Equalization to
consider express obligations when comput
ing the tax rates.
An attorney general's opinion issued
Monday said that although- express
obligations have at best vague definitions',
those obligations must be considered by
the Board if Equalization if the Legislature
requires it by law.
The Board of Equalization will meet
Saturday to determine sales and income
tax rates for the next calendar year.
The Legislature also altered LB6,
Exon's proposed three per cent budget
cut, by exempting agencies including NU,
state colleges, technical community
colleges, state local mental retardation
offices and the Beatrice State Home.
Also included in the bill was a plan to
transfer, cigaret tax money and revenue -sharing
funds appropriated for capital
construction, but not to be spent next
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With visions of administrators dancing in his head, Sen. Herb Duis of
Gothenberg takes time out to ponder the effectiveness of Governor
J. James Exon's special legislative session. The session adjourned
Tuesday after passing three of the governor's bills.
year, to the general fund. It also asked that
revenue sharing funds for the Department
of Revenue be transferred to the general
fund to help avoid a cash flow deficit.
Senators James Dickinson, Herb Duis
and John Murphy made unsuccessful
attempts to amend LBs 6, 4 and 3 back
to their original forms.
Wednesday, november 12, 1975 volume 99 number 45 lincoln, nebraska '
Smith: foot-dragging Congress 'in shambles'
By Theresa Foreman
Blair-This year's national legislators
have done their best to turn Congress into
a shambles, charged Margaret Chase Smith,
former Republican congresswoman and
senator from Maine.
Smith addressed an audience of approx
imately 300 on the Dana College campus at
Blair Tuesday night.
Freshman congressmen, Smith said, are
dragging their feet instead of making
Congress more responsible to the people as
She cited the large number of unre
futed presidential vetoes this year as an ex
ample of what she called the apathy and
lack of initiative in the 94th Congress.
Smith, a member of Congress from
1940 to 1973, said that "our elected lead
ers shy away from the political risks and
responsibilities of wielding the power for
which they1 were elected."
The new congressmen, she said, were
elected for their renunciation of high oil
prices. When the time came to legislate
though, she charged, "the legislators chose
political shelter behind President Gerald
Blocking military aid to Turkey over the
Cyprus situation and stationing American
troops in the Sinai as part of the interim
Middle East peace agreement are two more
of "the easy way out" this Congress is
taking, she said.
Smith urged Congress not to abandon
the world leadership role she said she
thinks it should take "as long as they don't
make any committments we are unwilling
or unable to keep."
Smith, who held the record in Congress
for the most consecutive roll call votes-
over 2,000-said she is concerned that
"these days, nobody's minding the store."
Sizing up American political attitudes
today, Smith said if most people were
forced to choose between the anarchy of
the left or the repression of the right, they
would choose repression.
"However, the Watergate repression has
made us susceptible to anarchy in subtle
and violent ways because there is no wise
leadership in Congress," she said.
Smith labeled the 94th Congress as leg
Fortunately, she said, the American
people are ahead of their leaders. "They
can see through rhetoric and political
charisma," Smith said. "Therefore, the
bold ones (freshmen Congressmen) are slid
ing into home base head first."
Smith also commented on the leader
ship roles of several presidents who served
during her terms in Congress.
"Though President Gerald Ford repre
sented his Michigan district very well, and
was an effective (Republican) minority
leader when he was in the House, he can't
carry his leadership over into the Presi
dency," Smith said.
Smith, the only woman to serve in both
houses of Congress, is lecturing at Dana
College this week as part of the National
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Program.
In 1964, Smith became the first woman
nominated for the President by a major
Smith and her executive assistant, Maj.
Gen. William Lewis, who also is traveling
with her as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, co
authored Declaration of Conscience, a col
lection of several of. Smith's more re
nowned Congressional speeches.
NU alumni return for Masters Week discussions
Nine UNL graduates will return this
week to mark the 12th annual Masters
Week, Wednesday through Saturday.
Masters Week is sponsored by the
Mortar Board and Innocents, senior honor
aries, in cooperation with the Chancellors
office and the Student Alumni board.
Distinguished in his or her field, the
Masters will speak to classes relating to
their professions and meet with students in
The Masters include Paul Amen, Gene
Third Dimension: Title IX and its
impact on athletics . . p.5
Arts and Entertainment p.9
Crossword .p. 12
Short Stuff ....p.2
' Weather "
Wednesday: Partly cloudly and cold.
High temperatures in the mid-40s.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear and cold.
Lows in the mid-20s.
Thursday: Sunny and warmer. Highs
ranging from the low to mid-50s.
Leverton, Francis Nagle, Eugene O'Brien,
Yvonne Smith and Nancy Stark.
Amen, a 1938 graduate is chairman of
the board of the National Bank of Com
merce in' Lincoln. He earned nine athletic
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Amen is a former UNL freshman football
coach. He is president of the Chamber of
Commerce and serves on a number of.
Lincoln area executive boards.
Budig, a 1963 graduate of the university,
is president of Illinois State University in
Bloomington, 111. He was an administrative
assistant to the chancellor, assistant vice
chancellor and assistant vice president and '
director of public affairs at NU before
leaving for Illinois in 1972.
Howe, a Senior Fellow with the Over
seas Development Council in Washington
D.C., is a 1944 graduate. He served the fed
eral government for 30 years, including the
Navy Dept. Central Planning Office and the
several United States Operations Missions.
Klingebiel, associate director of the
Union Carbide chemicsl and plastics divi
sion in South Charleston, W. Va. is a 1959
graduate. He also is a member of Sigma
TTau, science honorary; the American In
stitute of Chemical Engineers and the
Industrial Advisory Board to the Chemi
cal Engineering Dept. at Texas Tech
Leverton, a 1928 graduate, is a
nationally-recognized authority on nutri
tion. She is the author of more than 200
publications; the recipient of an honorary
doctorate from the University of Nebraska;
winner of two Borden Awards for out
standing research in nutrition, the 1972
Federal Woman's Award and the United
States Department cf Agriculture Dis
tinguished Service Award.
Nagle is professor of physiology and
physical education at the University of
Wisconsin. He received his bachelors and
masters degrees from NU. He has worked
as chief of the physiology section at the
biodynamics branch of the Civil Aeromedi
cal Research Institute, Federal Aviation
Agency in Oklahoma City and as director
of the Biodynamics Laboratory at the
University of Wisconsin.
. O'Brien, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of
NU is a teacher of composition at the
Cleveland Institute of Music. He has com
posed works that have been performed
throughout Europe and the United States.
O'Brien has studied in Germany and at the
American Academy in Rome.
Smith is a vice president-research and
technical writing of the Ibis Co. in Kansas
City. She participated in the formation of
the Ibis Co., a marketing firm specializ
ing in the creation and production of com
plete communication packages for the agri
Stark, a 1966 graduate, is an architect
with Thomas William Prokasky and Asso
ciates, Inc. in Minneapolis. Stark worked
in Stockholm, Sweden, where she designed
areas within a multi-million dollar shop
ping center. Currently she is involved in
the design of medical centers for two
The Masters will be headquartered in
Nebraska Union 203.
Masters Week schedule:
Thursday: MSA Association meeting, 8 p.m.
Friday: Luncheon with College of Business Ad
ministration students, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ne
braska Union Colonial Room.
Thursday: Informal luncheon, noon, Union
Friday: History graduate student rap session,
8:30 a.m., Union 203; Luncheon with stu
dents et Nelhardt Pub, noon to 1 :3C p.m.
Thursday: Political science graduate student rap
session, 2:30 p.m., Oldfather S38; Dinner et
Farmhouse fraternity, 6:30 p.m. Pi Sigma
Alpha Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nebraska Union,
Friday: Model United Nations rap session, 1:30
Thursday: Alpha Zeta Ag Forum, 7:30 p.m..
Home Economics Association Auditorium.
Friday: Lunch, Nebraska Center for Continuing
Thursday: Informal lunch, 12:30-2 p.m.. Union;
Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Alpha XI Delto sorority.
Fridry: Lunch with Women in Communications,
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nebraska Union Colonial
Thursday: Dinner at Alpha Chi Omega sorority,
6:30 p.m.; Carl Weir Lecture, 7:30 p.m.,
Union Small Auditorium.
Thursday: Lunch and discussion at Beta Theta Pt
fraternity, noon; chemistry student and facul
ty rap session, 3-4 p.m., Hamilton Hall 543.
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