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friday, november 3, 1978 lincoln, nebraska vol. 102 no. 40
Dollars slide worries House Minority leader Rhodes
By L. Kent Wolgamott
Expressing support for President Carter's efforts to
stop the downward slide of the dollar on foreign currency
markets, House Minority Leader John Rhodes, R.-Ariz.,
said Thursday he hoped the effort was "not too little"
to stop the "nosedive" of the dollar.
Rhodes, in Lincoln to campaign for Republican 1st
District Congressional candidate Douglas Bereuter, said
"I hope there will be encouraging signs, we're all in this
He said the problem is caused by a large amount of
dollars overseas which "need to be reimbursed" by the
United States and reimbursement is difficult when the
"rate of production is going up slowly."
The slide is aided by the "perception the energy bill re
cently passed was a real nothing" because it does not pro
vide adequate incentives for producers and imposes expen
itures on industry in the coal conversion portion of the
bill, Rhodes said.
Hopes it works
Rhodes also said he hoped President Carter's anti
inflation program of voluntary wage and price controls
"I hope it works, but I am not at all certain it will. I
don't believe the American people are ready to make the
sacrifices necessary to get a handle on wage and price con
trol," he said.
He said the Carter program attacks the "symptoms, not
the cause" of inflation and emphasized the need to
balance the federal budget.
Rhodes said Congress would have "to say 'no' to new
programs and some old programs" which constituents
may ask for in order to balance the budget.
'i support the idea of cutting the deficit and balancing
the budget without doing complete utter violence or
abolishing the federal government."
He said he supported a budget with revenues making
up no more than 18.5 percent of the gross national
Rhodes said the economic issues should work to aid
"The people are well aware of inflation caused by years
and years of a Democratic Congress. Those running on the
Democratic tickef are doing their best to look like fiscal
"They've got to quit voting like George McGovern in
Washington and talking like Barry Goldwater at home. It
must be confusing to people at home."
Rhodes also said if the Republican National Conven
tion were to choose a 1980 Presidential candidate today
"Ronald Reagan would win in a walk. He has the only
national organization, they never disbanded." But, he said
a Reagan candidacy would not force moderates out of the
Police will ticket
On Nov. 8, University Police will begin to strictly
enforce a policy prohibiting parking in more than one
The action was a result of a meeting between John
Duve, UNL parking coordinator and Ken Markle, Univer
sity Police captain. At a meeting earlier this month, the
Parking Advisory Committee agreed to set a date for
stricter enforcement of the existing policy.
Members of the Harper Hall Senate issued a complaint
that some cars were taking up more than one space and
causing other students to have to park farther away,
according to Duve. He said that complaint has been heard
before and that the committee considered it a valid re
quest to be enforced across campus.
Markle reported that enforcement should stop people
who cover more than one space in order to protect their
cars. "The yellow lines are there to guide them. I guess
well have to see that they'll do it."
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Photo by Ted Kirk
House Majority Leader John Rhodes, R.-Ariz., was in Lincoln to campaign for Douglas Bereuter.
Trivia buffs bribe for AUF's benefit
By Sara Martens
Some people don't even know the license plate number
on their car, while others can tell you the registration
number of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek. Or
some forget the name of the comer grocery store while
others know the name of the first mail order company
in the US.
People with vast knowledge of little-known facts are
trivia experts and some of them are testing their know
ledge in this week's Trivia Bowl.
Teams entered in the contest fall into two general
categories, Bill Skoneki, coordinator of the event, said:
those in it purely for enjoyment and those who want to
"There is a gunner team from almost every complex
and that team usually wins," he said.
Two such teams in the finals are the Trivia Twits
from Burr Hall and The Al McGuire Fan Club representing
The Trivia Twits are ready for the "big-time" at city
campus, according to the team's organizer, Lyle George.
George said the team of five was chosen from about 12
interested students. The only requirement for member
ship was to know everything about everything.
"1 think we've picked some of the best trivial minds
in the complex," he said.
One member is a board game expert, which comes in
handy when a team is asked to name three of the four rail
roads in the game 'Monopoly.'
The Al McGuire Fan Club is named after the former
head coach of the Marquette basketball team, said Tom
Prentiss, a member of the team.
Prentiss described McGuire as a street philosopher and
The Fan Club is out to win the contest because, "like
Al says, losing is the second greatest feeling in the world,
next to nausea'," Prentiss said.
Prentiss said his team's chances of winning are good.
"1 think we have a conglomeration of misfits that
can get by."
If they win, Prentiss said, the team will either use the
prize money to "buy beverages of an alcoholic nature
or well donate it to the save the regent's foundation. I
understand there's not much money going into that
though, so maybe we won't do it.
"The first problem is to find a way not to declare it on
our income taxes though," he said.
The Trivia Bowl is sponsored by RHA and Harper Eight
to benefit AUF and to serve as social programming for
the residence halls, Skoneki said.
Money was raised by a $1 entry fee per team, the sale
of questions, and team challenges.
"The Trivia Bowl committee could be bribed," he said,
and has sold 50 to 60 questions at 20 cents each.
Skoneki said about $50 will be raised for AUF,
including entry fees, challenges, bribes, and donations
from the trivia bowl audiences.
Preliminaries were held in each complex with the top
. two teams advancing to the finals. These eight teams will
compete in the Union at 7 pm. tonight.
Each match has a 10-minute time limit, with a 15
second limit for a team to answer a question after being
Depending on the quality of the teams competing, a
match will consist of 20 to 40 questions, Skoneki said.
The winning team will receive $58.83, because it is a
trivial number and can not be divided evenly by four,
Skoneki said. Second prize is $18.88, because of the
Harper Eight sponsorship. Prize money is provided by the
Fun takes priority
Both teams' representatives agreed that the fun and
challenge of trivia has taken most of the emphasis from
the fund raising aspect of the contest.
"The AUF fund part has gone by the wayside. I'm in
it to win. One of the teams challenged for a quarter, but
not a lot of people are willing to put up money," Prentiss
The contest was organized so opposing teams could
challenge each other, with the loser donating a specified
amount to AUF.
"Some of the rules of the trivia people are directly
concerned with raising money, but the real motive is the
challenge of trivia, no matter what the cause or non
cause," George said. "AUF is definitely in the back
ground." Prentiss also criticized the structure of the tournament.
He said teams should be penalized for giving the wrong
answer. The ten minute time limit is also too brief, he
said, and suggested a winning score rather than a time
limit to end the match.
"As Al would say, 'If you're going to do something,
you should never token it," Prentiss said. "It's a Mickey
Mouse set-up but it's fun."
In case you were wondering, the registration number of
the Enterprise is NCC 1761, Montgomery Ward was the
first mail order company and the four railroads in
Monopoly are Reading, B and O, Shortline, and Pennsylvania.
Shopping around: Consumer column checks gro
cery prices around town page 9
Midterm masochism: Scholastic pressures pro
duce procrastination page 1 2
Scouting-a way of life: UNL's football scout
team plays an important role in the Husker
program page 14
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