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)l J f I 1 by Food in directors of Conger-Morris, Conger-Morris The and the of two Jean half and R. Buck-master. Dissension his and De a such a island with- of Mrs. Parents unit, Second in a Series Views and Votes of Congressional Delegation (Editlor'i not: This ti the second In a series of articles on the contrasting viewpoints and votes of Oregon's congressional delegation). By YVONNE FRANKLIN Mail Tribune Washington Bureau Washington (Special) - Rep. Al Ullman stood alone in his support of the President's farm price support measures this year, for Oregon's other C o ngressmen did not go along. Ullman however thought the Congress had Franklin backed Presi dent Kennedy, and had given him much of the legislation he wanted. "The President knew he couldn't get everything through," Ullman said, "but this Congress has been most effective in both routine and major national programs." He mentioned having to contend with the recession at the beginning of the year, the enactment of federal aid to depressed areas, a new minimum wage law, aid to dependent children of unemployed fathers, and the extension of unemployment and social security benefits. "Not that I am satisfied," he continued, "but everything before us now will be before us again in January, and I expect that those major programs in the mill will be enacted." His committee. Ways and Means, has held extensive hearings on the Medicare for the Aged bill and the revision of the tax laws, and he expects "good" legislation, "although not exactly in the form the President requested." Accomplishments Ullman listed as accomplishments the Omnibus Housing Bill, the Water Pollution Control Bill, the Highway Aid Bill and the Federal Airport Aid Act. The $4.9 billion Housing Bill features 35-year mortgage terms and a 3 per cent down pnyment on single-unit houses up to $15,000; a $1.2 billion college housing loan author! zation; $100 million to house the elderly, $2 billion for urban renewal, and provides for 100,000 more public housing units and provisions for home improvement loans up to $10,- 000. AH Oregonians supported the measure, saying it would aid Oregon s economy. Ullman was unhappy that the aid to education bill failed of passage. He said that along with aid to construction of elementary and secondary schools that the community out warning, often late at night, and their occupants carted off to Jail if a weapon or anything suspicious is found. A letter from a person outside of Cuba, a name in an address book, a short-wave radio might be enough "evidence" of counter-revolutionary activity. Jails and prisons are so crowded that many prisoners sleep on bare floors. In this atmosphere, the once-happy, fun-loving Cuban is forgetting how to smile. Doctors report an increase in the number of patients with nervous disorders. Violent arguments erupt on the streets nd sidewalks over Incidents that normally would have gone unnoticed. General Inefficiency One thing that strikes the returning visitor to Havana ts the impression of general in. efficiency under the socialist system. Service in nations 1 1 zed stores, hotels and restau 1 .illooa Man un nf Knprinl concern to him. Rep. Editfl Green's higher education bill providing loans and grants for construction of academic facilities would also apply to community colleges. "Somehow we just have to break through this cost bar rier In higher education," he said. "The cost is just exorbitant. Sending a girl to collvge is just about like getting cleaned out in the stock market. "The community college would help, first by lowering tuitjon and other costs and, second, by bringing the institution closer to the students so that they could live at home. California has done this for years." Reactor Vote Disappointing Ullman was also disappointed that the Hanford Reactor was not approved. "This goes directly to the national private utilities," he said. "They effectively worked through the coal industry, which they can pretty well dominate because they are the major purchasers of coal." Ullman disagrees that the price support program "benefits a few wealthy Eastern Oregon corporation farmers" as Rep. Walter Norblad contended In an earlier interview. "This is not true," he said. "In the self-help approach which this administration has taken, small farmers will be able to join together in mar keting agreements which will benefit immeasurably the small farmers. "The philosophy of this program is not to do everything for the farmer, but to provide the methods and machinery for the farmers to help themselves through com modity organizations, and this is what we are hoping the farmers will do." Durno Opposed Bill Mrs. Green, Norblad and Rep. Edwin Durno all voted against the Omnibus Farm Bill and the Feed Grains Bill. Ullman said of the feed grains price support measure: "In the feed grains bill we have the most effective farm program that has been en acted in the last five years. It will allow them (the farmers) to get feed grains and corn back into stable production and reduce our surplus, Ullman, Norblad and Durno also voted for an unamended Mexican Farm Labor Bill which Mrs. Green said she strongly opposed "This arrangement (where Mexican braceros are brought in on contracts which assures them subsidized transporta tion, decent housing, health care and a guaranteed wage) is most useful in vegetable farming, hand planting, etc," said Ullman. "It Is difficult to get Amerl- can labor to do this kind of work. It is felt that If we take the program away, that American workers who come and work in our area will be completely absorbed, and we won't have any fruit pickers. I have talked with the peo ple in Malheur county, for Instance, and I feel our farmers have been doing an excellent job In Oregon In improving standards for American labor. You can't eliminate it (the Mexican Labor law) overnight. You can'. do it until you have some assurance that you will have adequate farm labor. I think the Senate amendment Is helpful in that it will guarantee first priority to local help at local wages." Heated Exception However, this and other amendments to protect United State migrants was eliminated, and Mrs. Green took heated exception to the bill: "It think it is t disgrace!" she declare. "I voted against it when It was first before the House and when it came back from conference. It is an awful bill which brings in workers to pick cotton crops at 50 cents an hour when domestic workers are working for even less." California, the TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3. 1961 Oregon largest cotton-oroducing state, is heaviest user of Mexican labor. When asked whether it was not true that American work ers refused certain "stooD labor" which the braceros would do, Mrs. Green snort ed: "With unemployment as it is. do you think people would refuse jobs when they're hungry? If agricultural workers were paid a decent wage, there would be no need for this bill. And with unemployment as it is nation-wide I see no need to import Mexicans.'' Ullman also pointed with to the extension of the Wool Act which he said was beneficial to Oregon, and to the Wheat Bill which he said will to an extent do what the Feed Grains bill Is supposed to do, cut acreage and control production to curb surpluses. YMCA Boys' Hi-Y Club To Hold Drive The Elliott Hi-Y.' high school boys' YMCA club will conduct a bottle drive Saturday, Oct. 7 in Medford, be tween the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The money will be used to purchase needed equipment and supplies. Hl-Y is a National Fellow ship of high school boys "to create, maintain and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character." The boys will make door to door calls in the area bounded by McAndrews rd., Spring St., Country Cluo dr., Barnett rd., Stewart rd., and Lozier lane, and will carry identification badges. Persons wishing to make a special appointment, or those residing outside the area who wish to get rid of saleable bottles, have been asked to call the Medford YMCA, SPring 2-6295. 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  2. 03 Oct 1961, Tue,
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