Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-11-011
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Sthe n isso a Rain?? Rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend in the valleys. There will be snow above the 7,000 foot level. Highs will be in the 50's with lows in the 30's. Vol. 34 No. 11 November 1, 1974 Ogden, Utah 84403 -5. I? i: wens By Melinda Sowerby Managing editor Receiving campaign financing from out-of-state sources was admitted by Rep. Wayne Owens ( D-Utah) during a question-answer session held Tuesday in the Union Building lobby. He said that 43 percent of his campaign funds came fromout-of-state sources. He added, I 'ill i! V 'I'' ! l . ' ft REP. WAYNE OWENS speaks before students during a question and answer period held Wednesday in the Union Building lobby. Owens is running for Senator against Salt Lake City Mayor Jake Garn of Salt Lake City. Rep. Gunn McKay spoke earlier. (Photo by Dianne Sheldon ) Candidate requires answers from Nelson Rockefeller Rep. Gunn McKay (D-Utah) said he wants more answers from Nelson Rockefeller before voting to confirm the New York ex-governor as the new vice president. McKay is seeking his third term in the House of Representatives. His Republican opponent is Ogden businessman Ron Inkley. Speaking before about 60 Weber State students on Tuesday, McKay said he specifically wants more time to explore the large contributions Rockefeller reportedly has made to political figures. He questioned Rockefeller's role in the publication of a highly criticized book opposing Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) during the 1964 presidential election. Rockefeller had refused to support the Goldwater ticket. Rockefeller's abilities At the same time, McKay said he did not question Rockefeller's abilities to serve in the vice admits outside funds however, that his opponent, Mayor Jake Garn of Salt Lake City received 30 percent of his monies from out-of-state. Owens said if there was a moral difference between the 30 percent and 43 percent, he was unaware of it. In answer to a question on the support he has received from John Denver, the folk singer, presidential office. McKay told the Weber audience that the five percent surcharge proposed by President Ford to support his anti-inflation campaign would probably not be approved by Congress. "President Ford sealed the doom on the surtax when he proposed it before the election,'-McKay said, "because some of those who would have supported such a program can't support it while campaigning for reelection."If it doesn't pass, the other phases of the program, such as the public employment program will have to come from deficit spending." Supports bill In other matters, McKay reiterated his support for the Utah Land Use Bill which goes before voters Tuesday. He said, however, he would have opposed a federal land use bill, although he voted that it be debated on the House floor. The proposed Owens said that Denver had helped within the state, raising $25,000 at Sundance and another $50,000 at the Special Events Center on the University of Utah campus. Owens called his campaign money "clean money." Government deficit spending and business monopolies were two of the causes of inflation, Owen claimed. He said he did blame big business for the inflation in the country. He said the government's budget was almost balanced at the end of the last fiscal year and unless there is an increase in the rate of inflation, the government's budget should be balanced by the end of this fiscal year. Supply and demand Owens stated we must "look beyond" the record inflation to see its cause and cure. He said the thing that was missing was the "free enterprise law of supply and demand." He said that big business, especially the oil companies and the automobile manufacturers, was interfering with this law by raising prices and cutting back competition. He cited the oil companies for knowing the oil shortage was coming and encouraging it. He said, "We would have had an oil shortage without the Arab embargo because the oil companies were encouraging it to drive out federal land use bill was killed two weeks ago in committee. On other matters, McKay said he would support future bills which will support an adjustment to existing Social Security laws that will guarantee equality for women regarding benefits. He said the proposed Social Security amendments will be introduced following the current congressional recess. Udall nomination McKay also said that he supports the nomination of Rep. Morris K. Udall (D-Ariz.) for the 1976 presidential campaign. McKay explained support for Udall by several congressmen was an attempt to elevate the office to the stature of the Senate. "For too long, the Senate has been the bull-pen for Presidents. We feel some Congressmen should also be considered," McKay explained. competition and raise the price of oil." He added the oil companies succeeded in driving out the competition but their strategy would not work because they had set prices. He said the free enterprise system needs competition.To a question concerning Garn's claim that the housewives and consumers are the cause of inflation, Owens answered that they are the "victims" of inflation not the cause. Clean plates He said it was "foolish to think that cleaning your plates and cutting down on electrical use would stop inflation" as President Ford "urged, when the oil companies were paying very few taxes. There are inequalities in the tax system, Owens said. He added that the major brunt of the inflation was being borne by the poor and middle class. He said people who were living on hot dogs a few years ago are now eating dog food, while those eating steaks then, are now eating hot dogs. Gulf Oil Co. only paid two percent of their profits in taxes while a middle class family paid 44 percent of their income in taxes last year, Owens claimed. Owens said he was against price controls because they "cause problems," however he said guidelines were needed. He stated that he would condemn a wage increase for anyone who goes beyond the necessary. To a later question on tax reforms, Owens said that he voted for tax reforms. He said that "it does not seem consistent that the upper class be the ones to rewrite the tax laws." When asked about his affiliation with an environmental group, Owens stated that he "is a member of no organization." He added that if an honorary membership had been bestowed on him, it was done so "in absentia." As to the Lone Peak Wilderness bill, Owens said, "I regret that it didn't pass. I believe in the concept of saving." He added that he supported such wilderness projects as Zion, Escaiante and the Lone Peak project. A 23 percent increase in G.I. benefits was aclaimed by Owens as not "being inflationary at all." He said he strongly supports the bill and called the increase "a good investment." When asked why the bill had not been sent to the President, even though both houses of Congress had passed it, Owens replied "it became clear that the President would veto it if sent to him before the congressional recess." He added, "if it were vetoed out of session it would die, whereas if the President vetoed it while congress was in session, they would overide his veto." ' When asked if the country is heading for a depression, Owens said that the country is in unusual circumstances with record inflation and a recession. He said that even John McKraken, one of Nixon's top aides had called the situation serious. He stated the government should force the Federal Reserve Board to lower rates for home buyers and small business investments.He said the economy would also be helped by a public employment program. The Nixon administration, Owen said, fought such a program for five years. During this time the unemployment rate rose from three to five percent. Public employment According to Owens, Ford has' now agreed that a public employment program is now needed to employ 80,000 of the 140,000 unemployed. He said there was a need to retrain people on a private market. "Spending priorities change," Owens stated. He said that for the cost of two nuclear aircraft carriers, the unemployed could be trained for other jobs. Money spent in Europe and Asia for military aid was also attacked by Owens. He said there was no reason for the United States to have troops over there. He stated the war in Vietnam was a war run at a deficit. He said that $125 - 145 billion were spent on that war not including the money spent on veterans. This brings the amount to almost $200 billion. Owens described education as an investment. He said that he had voted monies cut from other areas for education. He said that his goal was that everyone have the ability to get an education whether a college education or otherwise. Opps! The Signpost regrets a mistake made in Tuesday's article dealing with the dedication of the grand digital organ. The organ will be dedicated on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Dr. George Markey, one of the top ten organists on the world has flown in from Europe for this dedication. Daniel L. Martino. director of cultural affairs, said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-11-01, Vol. 34, No. 11|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|