Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 1, 1974 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, November 1, 1974
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Friday, November 1, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Seven She 9 s a be-bop baby Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head SHARON PARHAM, a senior at Hope High School, is decked out to the hilt for the Fifties Day that was held Wednesday at the high school. Complete with oxfords, bobby sox, sweater and skirt, Sharon was just one of the many students who came to school wearing the fashions of the Fifties. Ducktails, jeans, t-shirts and loafers were just some of the fashions worn during the day by the students. appears to be in for tough fight By BILL SIMMONS Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - For the first time since he won the seat in a 1966 upset, John Paul Hammerschmidt appears to be in a tough fight to remain 3rd District congressman. Bill Clinton, 28, of Fayetteville, a University of Arkansas law professor, gives the Democrats their best chance yet to recapture the post Hammerschmidt won from Jim Trimble eight years ago. Hammerschmidt, 52, of Harrison, a lumber dealer, is the only Republican in Arkansas' six-member congressional delegation. He is running for a fifth term. Two polling firms call the race a toss-up. Clinton, who is on leave from the UA post, won the Democratic nomination in a runoff June 11 against state Sen. W.E. "Gene" Rainwater of Greenwood after leading the ticket in the four-man May 28 primary. Hammerschmidt had no primary election foe. A native of Hempstead County, Clinton was raised at Hot Kennedy seeks ruling on vetoes WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., asked Solicitor General Robert H. Bork Thursday to get a Supreme Court decision on the legality of three pocket vetoes by President Ford during the pre- election recess. Kennedy cited a recent Court of Appeals decision in his favor that a pocket veto during a five-day congressional recess was invalid. Kennedy claims the decision, involving a 1970 pocket veto by former President Richard M. Nixon, applies also to the current 32-day congressional recess. When Congress is in session, bills not signe'd by the President within 10 days become law without his signature, unless returned to Congress for the opportunity to override the veto by two-third votes in both houses. Springs. He served two years as an assistant clerk to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while attending Georgetown University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree. He then was awarded a. Rhodes Scholarship and studied at the University College at Oxford, England. Later Clinton attended law school at Yale University. He is a tall, slim, good-looking bachelor making his first political race, but he has worked in other political campaigns, including the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. George S. McGovern of South Dakota. It was thought when the race began that the McGovern tie might hurt Clinton's chances in the district. Which, like the rest of Arkansas, overwhelmingly preferred President Nixon to the Democratic presidential nominee. "I'll take up for McGovern if they (the opposition) will take up for Nixon," McClinton told reporters early in the campaign. But subsequent disclosures about Nixon's involvement in the Watergate burglary cov- erup, as well as soaring fuel prices and other inflationary developments laid the McGovern-Nixon issue to rest. ~ However, after Clinton began criticizing Hammerschmidt votes supporting Nixon policies, Hammerschmidt said Clinton had "a radical left-wing philosophy that has been played down" and that it might be more effective of Clinton to mae his true philosophy" than to reveal it. Clinton said Hammerschmidt voted against a rollback in the price of oil, for low-interest financing of wheat sales to Russia, aeainst funds for the House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry staff. Hammerschnuat alleged that Clinton was singling out about a dozen of more than 1,000 votes cast by the incumbent, but Clinton said he had mentioned seven votes on agriculture, 15 on senior citizens, 22 on government spending, nine on education, and more in other areas. Hammerschmidt defended some of his votes against higher appropriations for programs that provide sewers and water systems in the rural areas of the district because they were inflationary. He said, however, he has been a consistent supporter of those programs. Clinton retorted that he did not see how it would be inflationary to spend $3 million to develop transportation for the handicapped—a measure Hammerschmidt opposed, Clinton said—but not inflationary to spent $5 million for a transportation show at Dulles Airport—a measure Hammerschmidt supported, Clinton said. "It seems strange that spending federal funds for programs to help our people are inflationary to the incumbent, while he voted to spend more than $1 billion to subsidize shipbuilders and shipowners for construction and operation in 1972 and 1973," Clinton said. The incumbent, asserting distortion by Clinton, remarked that perhaps Clinton's lack of experience in business, government or the military might "account for such gross misrepresentation of the facts." Clinton called that a disappointing turn toward personal attacks and not constructive issues. He said he was sorry that Hammerschmidt had not debated him. Clifton, strongly back by the Democratic party state organization and the state AFL-CIO, came up with surprisingly plentiful financing for a first- time candidate. Expenditures for Clinton total more than $123,000 with collections exceeding $136,00. Hammerschmidt's lastest report showed his expenditures are more than $52,000, collections at more than $73,000. The 21 counties in the district are Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Frarklin, Garland, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Polk, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Washington, and Yell. Chancellor strikes down bond provisions of PBA LITTLE LROCK (AP) Chancellor Darrell Hickman of Uttle Rock today struck down the bond provisions of the law establishing the Public Building Authority. The provisions authorized the PBA to issue revenue bonds without submitting the bond proposals for voter approval in an election. Amendment 20 to the state Constitution provides that bonds to be financed by the state's faith and credit ~ that is, tax revenue —'cannot be issued until approved by the public. Hickman said the bond provisions in Act 236 of 1973, which established the PBA, would, in effect, allow the PBA to issue bonds pledging tax revenues without voter approval and therefore were unconstitutional. He said the PBA could complete the work that the court had permitted to proceed, but could engage in no new work, including any bidding or expenditures regarding the Arkansas State Capitol Complex Master Plan. The work allowed to proceed would be financed from a $15 million appropriation previously approved by the legislature. The ruling came in a suit filed by state Rep. Thomas Sparks of Fordyce, who contended that the bond provisons of Act 236 violated Amendment 20. The bond provisions of Act 236 were aimed at allowing the PBA to obtain funds to finance the construction of state government office buildings. The bonds would have been financed by rental fees paid by state government agencies to the PBA for use of the facilities constructed under the PBA plan and supervision. Hickman said that the rental fees would be appropriated by the legislature from state tax revenues and, therefore, the bond provisions in effect gave the PBA authority to issue bonds pledging the faith and credit of the state without voter approval. , .. „. "It is this very situation, an'> expensive project binding the state financially, that the authors of Amendment 20 and the founders of our state sought to prevent by including a provi- sion'in the Constitution requiring voter approval," Hickman said in a written opinion. "Arkansas enjoys a credit unexcelled by other state governments and it is largely because of the fiscal laws of this state, or the voters, that Arkansas has such a reputation," his ruling said. • Hickman said other portions of the act remain effective, so the PBA remains in existence. Sparks also had contended that the PBA had been granted legislative authority, which also is prohibited by the Constitution: but Hickman said the question was whether the legislature gave the PBA authority to make laws. "It did not," he ruled. The chancellor also ruled that the $15 million appropriated to the PBA by Act 597 of 1973 was constitutional. This money was appropriated to construct and equip buildings for public use; raze buildings necessary for the construction and equipping of new buildings; to employ architects, engineers, and appraisers; to acquire and maintain lands; to maintain, operate and repair improvements, structures and grounds of lands constructed or acquired and for other purposes. Hickman said it was obvious that when the legislature appropriated the $15 million, the General Assembly had a high- rise office building in mind. "Even so, the legislature did not limit the PBA to that project but gave the PBA broad poer and authority to correct the office space problem," Hickman said. The PBA, instead, decided that a high-rise could not be located on the Capitol grounds without great expense because of the soil texture and because it would be aesthetically offensive. The PBA came up with another plan, called the "Arkansas State Capitol Complex Master Plan," which, with some other work, would cost about $74 million. The original appropriation would have been used to implement the first stages of the master plan, with the remainder to come from revenue bond sales or additional legislative appropriations. "The evidence is clear that the entire project is based upon the sale of the bonds and all present work, although being paid for out of the original appropriation, is merely supplement to the issuance of bonds," Hickman said. He pointed out Uiat other bond issue methods had been approved by the courts because they did not pledge state tax revenue. Bonds to finance college dormitories have been financed by student fees, bonds to build the Revenue Building at the state Capitol were financed by fees for vehicle titles and certain other recorded documents, bonds to finance the Justice Building at the state Capitol were financed by special court costs and rents from the Public Service Commission and the Workmen's Compensation Commission, each on which paid rent from "cash funds" rather than tax revenue appropriated to the agencies by the legislature. "To hold that the faith and credit of Arkansas or the revenue of Arknsas is not pledged to this Capitol Complex Plan would be to deny that state buildings, in the shadow of the Capitol Building, occupied by state agencies, paid for by rentals from state agencies, said rentals being appropriated by the state legislature from state revenues, did not amount to a pledge of faith and credit or revenues," Hickman said. "Such a finding would strain the rules of logic. Clearly, the state government has obligated itself by these acts to finance this project with revenues of the state of Arkansas." family oanter SOON. HERVEY SQUARE HOPE, AUK. OPEN 9-9, MONDAY THW SATURDAY SATURDAY DOOR BUSTER SPECIALS Kung Fu New Night! New Time! Caine's encounter with a madman brings him into a world of hallucination and death! David Carradine stars. • I • LADIES KNEE-HI STOCKINGS LIMIT 4 FOR VITAMIN C CHEWABLES The Six Million Dollar Man New Time! 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