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Mos-cow-domfliated he in its Franklin during the first session ot tne Views and Votes of Oregon Congressional Delegation Editor's note: This Is the first hit i-olnntantlv i-olnntantlv i-olnntantlv fni bc ho in i series of articles on the views.. ... ... ,.. . . . tiiecis line vv eat vugmid aiiu and votes of the orecon deleea. tion during the recent session of Concress. By YVONNE FRANKLIN Mail Tribune Washington Bureau Washington - (Special) -Rep. -Rep. Walter Norblad worries aloud about the size of the national debt and does not like to spend the taxpayers' money; however however he reluctantly reluctantly went along with some m a -jor -jor Democrat ic legislation to 87th Congress. Early this year he voted for aid to depressed areas, al- al- core," they acknowledge that consideration is being given to a number of devices, such as limited recognition of Communist Communist Est Germany, which might ease the explosive situation situation without damaging the heart of the Western position. position. Consideration of these devices devices has leaked to the public through v.trious means and possibly with some intention on the part of the administration administration to prepare the West Germans Germans and American public for possible moderations of the current situation. The most recent came Thursday night when Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.), (D-Minn.), (D-Minn.), a member of the foreign relations relations committee, was reliably reliably reported to have told a closed meeting in Rome that the United States was giving "friendly consideration" to recognition of the Oder-Neisse Oder-Neisse Oder-Neisse line as a permanent boundary, Gromyko has told the Western Western officials he plans to leave New York Oct. 8 or 9 for Moscow, where the annjual congress of the Communist party begins Oct. 17. Some Western officials feel there will be no real progress toward negotiations until after after the congress in Moscow because because Khrushchev will want to stay tough until he has dealt with any critics within his owd ranks. "Death opens the gate of fame, and shuts the gate of envy after it. It unloosens unloosens the chain of the captive, and puts the bondsman's task in another's hands." Lawrence Sterne SYMPATHETIC HELP IN TIME OF NEED Pennsylvania really needed help." However, he and Rep-Edwin Rep-Edwin Rep-Edwin Durno voted against the final conference report because because it allows direct borrowing borrowing from the federal tiasury. Reps Edith Green and Al Ull-man Ull-man Ull-man voted for it. Although Irblad expressed expressed dissatisfaction with the operation operation of the foreign aid program program and wants an "Inspector "Inspector General" to guard against "a lot of mal-administration," mal-administration," mal-administration," he voted for a $3.9 billion bill ro originally passed by the House. "You have to have a program program in this day and age. I prefer this bill rather than nothing at all." Durtio voted against the bill; Green and Ullman supported it. Norblad voted for a two year extension of federal aid to impacted areas and the National National Defense Education Act as did Durno and Ullman. Green voted against it in protest protest that a general aid to education education bill was not considered. considered. Against Aid for Schools Norblad has stated that he does not want the federal government constructing elementary elementary and secondary schools; however the impacted impacted aid program docs this in those areas where there is a heavy concentration of government government workers. The National Defense Education Education Act provides for private private and public elementary and high schools for equipping equipping science and math classrooms; classrooms; provides loans to college college students who are not restricted restricted to scientific study: and sets up language institutes institutes to study modern foreign languages and English. Norblad is against the general general aid to education bilU but he favors some aid to schools if it is in the interests of national national defense. Norblad does not like the farm price support program and voted against it in this session. He said he thought the program should have been discarded after World War II. He, Durno and Mrs. Green voted against the Omnibus Farm Bill; Ullman voted for it. "The subsidy program is not good," he said. "It has not worked out satisfactorily. We have put billions into storing these foods. It is undoubtedly holding up prices of the food to the housewives, and I don't think it is doing the farmer any good." He thinks the price support support program "reaches a few wealthy corporation farmers in Eastern Oregon, but it is nt widespread enough to help the small Oregon farmers farmers generally." Ullman Casts Lone Vol He also did not support the ! administration feed grains 'bill, saying "it would proba 1 bly kick up the prices of feed ! grain. to dairymen." Ullman t cast the lone vote for this bill too. On (he $4 billion four-year four-year four-year Omnibus Housing Bill, both Norblad and Durno voted for a motion to recommit the bill with instructions that new legislation be substituted extending extending existing programs for one year and cutting the au- au- thorization to $1.1 billion. Ullman and Green were re corded against recommittal. All voted for passage of the bill and all voted for acceptance acceptance of the conference report except Durno. Norblad had supported a rider to the Farm Bill which prevents selling o f surplus crops to those countries under the control of Russia. He ob jects to their getting a cut rate on our surplus crops and thereby aiding the Communist cause. Norblad thought the hotly debated Mexican Farm Labor Bill was a good thing for Mexico Mexico and the United States. This bill allows the Labor Department Department to import braceros and supply them to U.S. farmers unable to hire sufficient U.S. farm help. Amendments Defeated These workers are guaranteed guaranteed 50 cents an hour, decent housing, health care and transportation transportation to and from their jobs. Amendments to this bill were debated in both houses (and defeated) to provide safe guards for American agriculture agriculture workers and a last ditch effort, to provide prevailing area wages for both Mexicans and Americans was scuttled. Norblad said the bill was a "terrific help to the Willamette Willamette Valley farmers." He said better housing was needed for our migrants, but "he didn't know for sure about the wages." Green opposed the unamended bill, Ullman and Durno votefl for it. Norblad supported final passage of legislation to provide provide more money for reseach and for state and local efforts to curb water pollution; however however voted earlier for an amendment to cut the amount appropriated. He said the bill would not be of much benefit to Oregon because only the Columbia River would be involved. involved. Norblad said he did not like (he Neace Corps idea and was the only Oregonian voting against it. This bill, along with the establishment of a new Disarmament Agency was one of the few Kennedy administration administration innovations. "I just cannot see lads 22 and 23 doing the job. They have no background; no ev-perience. ev-perience. ev-perience. Older tcchniciaes, trained engineers, that is one thing: but sending these lads is not my idea of a way to spend money," he said. Technicians Praised He praised technicians from Oregon Sta(e University and their work in the Middle East and S.H. Baldock, retired state highway engineer of Oregon, for "splendid jobs done overseas" and he thought more of the older, highly skilled people were needed. "I don't think the Kennedy Adminfttration 6 as been very successful in this session, in spite of the fact that they have a substantial majority in bo I. Houses and Senate," he sai He thought the session had been "pretty much routine" with not much significant happening, happening, and pointed out that the President nad been unable to push through the Congress legislation which he wanted: Medicare for the Aged, Federal Federal Aid to Public School Con-s(ruc(ion Con-s(ruc(ion Con-s(ruc(ion and a revised tax bill. h 111 d III

Clipped from Medford Mail Tribune02 Oct 1961, MonPage 5

Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon)02 Oct 1961, MonPage 5
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