Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 12, 1978 · 1
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J e did.it! Section D Page 6B Weather Frozen joy unbap Journal anb tar sXZ See Col. 5 TtTTTT 10 Sections 170 Pages, Lincoln, Neb., November 12, 1978 Cart er irks farmer JCTJtUTO . veios meat imiori bill WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter raised the ire of farmers, textile makers and student nurses Saturday by vetoing three bills, signaling once more his determination to curb inflation. In a series of actions aimed at controlling inflation, Carter also announced plans to keep feedgrain prices from rising by more than approximately 5 percent in the next two years. The president's moves came well ahead of a midnight deadline for vetoing legislation enacted by the 95th Congress, which adjourned Oct. 15 at the end of an around-the-clock lawmaking weekend. The White House announced that Carter had vetoed: A bill that would have restricted his ability to permit imports of cheap foreign beef. A measure that would have forbidden him to lower tariffs on imported textiles. A bill authorizing spending "far in excess" of that requested by the administration for student nurse training. Carter also decided against imposing tighter production controls on already abundant supplies of corn and other feed-grains. Carter's action is projected to hold the average increase in corn prices to about 1 percent by next October and 4.4 percent in the year after that, given normal weather. Tighter controls, by limiting production, would have led to greater price increases. The president has vetoed 19 bills during his administration six regular vetoes and 13 pocket vetoes. "These actions are a clear indication the federal government is prepared to do its part to reduce inflation," Carter said of Saturday's vetoes. He said "no part of our economy can be exempt" if the nation is to reduce inflation. The beef-import bill was enacted after Carter enraged many cattlemen last summer by allowing a slight increase in imports after a record increase in domestic beef prices. The measure vetoed Saturday would have revoked the president's authority to allow more beef to be imported from abroad in times of shortages such as those projected for the next 12 months. It would have substituted a rigid "countercyclical" formula for setting import levels. Carter said the bill "would have deprived me and future presidents of a major anti-inflation tool." the president said the textile bill would have tied his hands in current trade negotiations and probably would have prompted a trade war. Stuart Kizenstat, Carter's chief domestic policy adviser, said the bill "would probably have cause the collapse of the trade talks, or certainly would have threatened it." Kienstat said the authorization of $200 million a year for student nurse training was far above the $20 million figure proposed by Carter. That kind of spending, he said, would have hampered Carter's efforts to trim the federal deficit. The president has promised to reduce the deficit from $38 billion to something less than $30 billion next year. But the trio of pocket vetoes prompted immediate criticism by various interest groups. Richard A. McDougal, president of the National Cattlemen's Association in Denver, Colo., said the veto of the Meat Import Act will lead to higher beef prices -not lower prices because cattlemen will be afraid to expand production with the threat of "politically motivated" import expansion hanging over their heads. "The administration's decision appears to have been based more on short-term political expediency than on long-term good," McDougal said in a statement released here. "The bill actually was anti-inflationary." Farm groups faced with record harvests and huge grain surpluses this year had urged Carter to tighten federal controls on production of corn and other feedgrains to increase prices. But the president announced instead that the controls would remain essentially unchanged in 1979, requiring farmers to idle 10 percent of their land in "set-aside" to qualify for basic federal subsidies and another 10 percent of their land in "diversion" if they wish to qualify for additional payments. The administration's farm economists project that Saturday's action will raise the price of corn to about $2.14 a bushel in the year ending Sept. 30, 1980. That is an average increase of roughly 2.5 percent a year, far below the 5.75 percent increase which is targeted for other goods and services under the president's voluntary anti-inflation price standards. Eizenstat said he could not estimate how much the vetoes might affect prices at the supermarket level, because of the many variables involved in making com into breakfast cereal or pork chops. "Who the hell knows?" he asked. Related story Page 2B. ; V,; . Jl ft r r' vf "IVx" 4.4.. K. I 1 1 j m t .-.,.,4:.-. - vv W,fc f I'll 1 f ri . v"ri: - isi. if j t Pillen (29), George Andrews (96), Kerry Weinmaster (51), Dan Pensick (93) and Rod Horn (55) ture coverage see Page 6B and Pages 6-7D. lit i i fir . v i riff' ?Kv"!r - i I STAFF COLORPHOTO BY HARALD DREIMANIS There's no doubt about who's No. 1 ! Husker Black Shirts Bruce Dunning (40), (from left) Jim celebrate the 17-14 win over top-ranked Oklahoma Saturday at Memorial Stadium. For more pic- Husker victory should lock up Orange Bowl bid By Viroll Parker Sports Editor Did Nebraska's stirring victory over Oklahoma assure the Cornhuskers a New Year's Day date in Miami for the Orange Bowl, regardless of what might happen in next week's regular-season finale against Missouri? "It should, as far as I'm concerned," Husker head Coach Tom Osborne declared after Saturday's 1714 triumph over the Sooners. "I'd certainly be mad if they don't invite us. We are assured of at least a tie for the Big Eight Conference championship and they (members of the Orange Bowl selection committee) told me Friday it would be very unusual if they didn't take the winner of this game." One Orange Bowl berth automatically goes to the Big Eight champion. A Nebraska victory over Missouri in Lincoln next Saturday would leave no doubt. But a loss, assuming Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State the same day, would leave the Huskers and Sooners tied for the top spot. In that case, the Orange Bowl committee could select either team and in the past the winner of the head-to-head matchup has been chosen. "Their committee is going to have a meeting Monday," Osborne said. "They can't make an official invitation at that time (bowl bids are not allowed until 6 p.m. next Saturday), but I would expect them to announce we will be their choice after our win today." More speculation is centered around which team would be Nebraska's opponent. The Orange Bowl always tries to entice the highest-rated team (from the Associated Press poll) possible. That would likely mean Perm State, the only undefeated major college team remaining in the country. Coach Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions came from behind Saturday to nip North Carolina State, 19-10. "I've quit trying to guess what the voters will do," admitted Herschel Nis-senson, AP's top college football writer, in Lincoln for the Nebraska-Oklahoma shootout. "We dont even know if Penn State will be No. 1 next week. Nebraska (No.-4) just beat No. 1. Then there is Alabama (ranked third in the latest poll). They beat Nebraska and won impressively (31-10) over LSU Saturday. You can't figure out what the voters will do. Alabama lost to USC, yet has been ranked ahead of the Trojans for a month now." Some writers and bowl officials believe Paterno, if his team gains the No. 1 spot next week, might be reluctant to risk that ranking against Nebraska now the hottest team in the country. Then there, is the business of last year, when Paterno felt he was snubbed by the Orange Bowl. "I know Joe quite well," Nissenson says, "and I don't think he would duck anyone. He'll want to play the highest-rated team he can. Otherwise, there might be some anti-Penn State sentiment among some of the voters." The "snub" occurred when the Orange Bowl made its invitations on the first legal Saturday of last year. "Penn State still had Pittsburgh to play," Nissenson recalls. "Oklahoma and Arkansas were the highest-rated teams available to them at the time. Paterno felt they should have waited." Penn Stale later ac cepted a bid to play in the Fiesta Bowl, where the Nittany Lions registered a 42-. 30 win over Arizona State. Nissenson says a possible Nebraska-Penn State matchup could be complicated by voting next week. "What if Penn Slate is No. 1 and Alabama No. 2," he suggests. "If Alabama gets in the Sugar Bowl, then Paterno would probably go there in order to meet the highest-ranking team." Bear Bryant's Crimson Tide may not have the chance for such a game. Georgia is tied with Alabama for the Southeastern Conference lead. Both are unbeaten, yet don't meet this season. But if Georgia gets by Auburn, its final league opponent, the Bulldogs will get the Sugar Bowl nod which goes to the SEC champ since they have not been to that bowl as recently as Alabama. That could leave Alabama on the outside looking in as far as a major bowl is concerned. One possibility, easily overlooked, is an Alabama-Georgia meeting in the Sugar Bowl. "Bear Bryant manipulates a lot of things and who is to say he can't pull off such an intra-conference matchup," one bowl official specutlated. "I don't even think television would squawk that much because they consider Alabama a national drawing card, no matter who it plays." Sugar Bowl President Robert Fa-bacher envisions getting Penn State to his bowl game, however. "Had Oklahoma remained No. 1, I'm sure Penn State would have wanted to go to the Orange Bowl," he said Saturday. "But, the Ne braska win makes the Orange Bowl picture a little different now, so I suppose it changes the picture for us too. I would have to say it does make things a little more exciting." Oklahoma was in danger of missing a major bowl bid after losing to the Huskers. The Sugar Bowl would not likely want a team that lost to a team Alabama has already beaten and the Cotton Bowl wasn't interested in what looked like a Texas-Oklahoma rematch. That picture has changed now, however, after Houston dumped the Longhorns and becomes the Cotton Bowl host. As always, the complex bowl situation is a giant jigsaw puzzle. No one will know officially where the pieces fit together until next Saturday. When victory was toasted, the savoring had just begun , inside By Bill Kreifel "Big Red" may have been the predominant color in NU's Memorial Stadium Saturday, but for some 4,000 fans from a ways south of here, the true hue was blue. Blue from the chilling north wind that sliced through the crowd of faithful Okla-homans like Richard Berns sliced through the Sooner defense. And blue because he did it. They watched with slight smiles of understanding as ecstatic Nebraskans ravaged the stadium's goal posts and pounded congratulations on their victorious warriors' backs. But as the Okies filed from the stands - with joyous delirium engulfing Comhusker fans all around them somberness hung heavy. Yet one common denominator prevailed. They knew, as did celebration bound Nebraskans that they'd just seen quite a gridiron contest. Wesley Evans of Collinsville, Okla., called it "great" and Larry Meier of Wayne said it was "beautiful." K.G. and Donna Hunt of Oklahoma City described it as a "very good, hard-fought" affair, while Bob and Linda Munger of Lincoln proclaimed it "super." Perhaps Joe Vosoba of Wilber summed it up best: "It was a helluva football game." Vosoba noted during half time he hadn't seen fellow Comhusker supporters so pumped up with excitement all year. Of course, he hadn't yet seen them at game's end. Emotions erupted as throngs of young fans poured onto the Astro Turf before the final gun. Husker players were mobbed as they themselves danced with joy, their waving fingers proclaiming, "We're Number One." And as for the goal posts. Well, nearly everyone knew what would happen to them if Nebraska won, and it did. But fewer folks knew they were destined to become giant batons in spontaneous parades through downtown and the campus, trod to the tune of Husker fight songs provided by an accompanying NU marching band. Overjoyed and shouting, red-clad pedestrians waggled their "Number One" fingers at passing cars, occupants waving back and honking in equally happy response. Lincoln nightspots and watering holes filled to their brims, according to police, although no serious incidents were reported. The big game was over and victory had been tasted. But the savoring had only begun. Weather: Page 9B Tonight: 60 precipitation chance Monday: Cloudy, cold Monday's high 40UC), low 30 (-1C) . As a youth, David Murdock listened to his father's sales pitches and learned; today he controls one of the largest one-man conglomerates in America. Page 4C. An increasing number North Americans and Western Europeans have gone to Thailand and become monks, seeking the Buddhist way to peace and wisdom. Page 2A. There's a simple reason the members of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln women's Field Hockey Club have been willing to fight obstacles to keep playing they love the sport. Page IE. Thousands of Americans Saturday were reported leaving Iran amid growing violence as troops led by a general arrested a top opposition leader. Page SA. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin scheduled an airport meeting in New York Sunday while the United States intensified Mideast peace negotiations Saturday with Israeli and Egyptian diplomats. Page 3A. Nearly half of the people contacted in a statewide Poll of Nebraska Opinion say they're just able to jog in place on the treadmill of inflation, and a strong 31 percent say their personal economic condition is worse than it was a year ago. Page 1A. INSIDE YOU'LL FLVD Action Line 9B Bankruptcies. ...4C Citv Agendo. ...10B County AgendalOB Deaths 9B Editoria 4,5A Form 5C Finonciol 4-7C Home. Yard... 16-17D Living Sec. E Mailawoy... 13,140 Outdoor 140' Religion 2,3C Sports Sec. D Statehouse 38 Things to Do... JIB Want Ads.Sec. F,G Weather 9B FOCUS: Section II Art.. ..7 Theater 5 Auto Album 8 Things to Do 2 w Travel 11 Crossword 10 Movies 2-4 Music 6 Old Nebraska.... 10 Stamps 9 Television Section TV programil-12 Radio 11

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