Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 16, 1972 · Page 15
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As Accusations Traded Effort To Broaden GOP Base Sputtering M I A M I J3EAfJl|. l Fla, (AP Tho effort lo broaden Iho base of the Republican parly Is off IB a' sputtering stall 'as advocates of reform and their opponents accuse each other of trying lo'selzc control of Iho 1078 GOP convention, Tho' -Rule's'Gnminlllcb of Iho Republican National Commtlleo scheduled aqllon loday on sub- c6mmi(teo decisions that dealt with reform moves. ' One subcommittee narrowly i ; unproved Tuesday a new method for allocating delegates thai would increase Iho convention strength of largor.sUtcs', Small stale delegates objected and plan to SCOK a Rules Commlllcc reversal. Anchor subcommittee pio- posed a 50-50 .balance between men and women for · Iho 1078 convention, but rejected a provision designed lo bring more youlha and blacks Into tho par- Nixon's Policies To Be Put On Trial By Elderly, Young MIAMI BEACH, Fla.- AP) -^~ EJldorly Miami- Beachl'residenU and young..protesters plan',to Join in political aclion during the Republican National Convention and organisers say Ihey ,w|ll put President Nixon's policies on trial in a "community court." "The young people won't be Ihe only demonstrators at thb R e p u b 1 i c a n Nallorial Convention," said 70-year-old; Max Serchuk. "The; senior : citizens also have some gripes .,." The complaints may not ;be Ihe same but-lhere seems lo be a mutual reeling of alienation from the political process. ' ( "We realized ;we -had '.several things in common, that w'e were being generaljy r ignored by the administration," said Pamela Cole, 23, a San.Diego Stale College student. ALLIANCE BLOSSOMED :The alliance blossomed during the Democratic conclave last month! Senior citizens met the Zippies, Yippies :.and other non-delegates in a carnival atmosphere at,Flamingo Park. Serchuk, head of the-Dade County Council of Senior: Citizens, said the oldsters have joined w i t h ' - t h e . . y o u n g people "in an investigation of the ad m i n i s t r a t i o n because w e learned .... in July many of these -youths were aware of, and sympathetic with, the needs of senior citizens." Four young people and four of the elderly will sit as judges when a mock trial convenes next Monday lo "try" the Nixon Administration's policies, Serchuck said. He said the investigation would hear not only the complaints i of the elderly but also will listen to presentations from all the groups here -- Vietnam veterans, blacks, labor repre sentatives,! Mexican-Americans w o m e n , Indians, -, welfare recipients and 'gay activists. "We want to hear their sto ries," Serchuk said, "Ti.e, yU. be heard in a general 'court of the community where' everyone King Cotton Moving To West Texas DALLAS. (AP) ,-r King Cotton is leaving the "Deep South" en- .vironment of East Texas for the rugged, dusty plains of West Texas. . . ':"; Lured by, irrigated water and bigger, more^ modern farms this economic mainstay is finding a ,new .home where three- fourths ;· of ( t h e state's cotton production is now centered, · i n .an article written by C.ar G. Anderson Jr. for he bitsi ness review of the Federal Re serve Bank'of Dallas, publishec today, it is noted that ; Texas grows nearly a third of all b America's cotton on little mor.e than three per cent of the state's land. One hundred years ago, when banjos, river boats artd black field hands ivere synonomous with cotton, all of the state's cotton was produced in Kas Texas. ; · . . . But, Anderson says, cotton production has been movini west since the turn of the cen lury and 75 per cent of all of J comes from west of Abilene. BIG SPUR The ,bfg spur behind this im portant change has been, in re cent years, brought on by mod "ern technology better adaptec. fo the vast areas available in West Texas, and increased irri gallon. While the environment fo cotton improves in West Texas the article slates; margina land is being retired from pro duction in East Texas. . Ironically, E a s t Texas i. turning more to beef catlle pro duclion, heretofore the back bone, along with oil, of Wes Texas. . Anderson says the larges : cotton crop produced In Texa was the IS/iD-SO season, when more than six million bale, were harvested from Just ove_ 11 million acres. That made an average yield of 261 pounds pc acre. "Improved cultural practice pushed yields to 410 pounds pe. acre in 1968, but setbacks from weather and other advers Browing conditions .have sine held yields beloiv that level,' Anderson notes. "Yields aver aged 282 pounds per acre In Ihi 10VI-72 season. DROUTH . "Reflected in this recent droi were droulh conditions t h a · Impacted on dryland crops nm ; » talo, cool spring In Ihe irr: 6 alcd High Plains thnt com Ined with an early wet fall U eut yields there," 'ill have a chance to slale ieir views. ' 'It may be lliat the Judges not agree .with the ideas of veryohe who comes before iem," ho added. "They aren't iere lo rubber stamp every ling that is,put before them"." MARCH PLANNED On Wednesday, when Nixon j to make his* nomination ac- eplance speech, hundreds of I d ' a n d ' young' demonstrators 'ill march with the verdict lo ne- President's.-.Miami 'Beach eadquarlers in the Doral Ho el, according to a scenario pre ared by,protest leaders. ' i Serchuk said he will be there J personally present'the'com laints of the senior citizens. "I will contend that the Nixon dminislration turns a deaf eai o Ihe needs of,the elderly in uch · areas as providing ade uate housing and decent nurs- ng homes," he said. "And we eed a national health security program which he is not pro vtdmg. TO ACT! MONDAY , Rules Committee decisions will h o - forwarded lo Iho Rc- Mbllcan National Commllloo, 'file national convention will act on thorn Monday, Jack' Gibson, a Rules Com- mltlco member from North Da- kola, called the various dele- gale apportionment plans put forward by big slate represent t a 11 v e R "fhlnly disguised schemes for 'the assertion of pOvycr by one element · of Ihc parly at tho'expense of anoth !f '" , ., .Charles T. U n l g a n ' o f New York, who helped draft the plan approved,.satd-a rival proposal n u t ' f o r w a r d by Gibson "would fr9pze Ihe party on such A narrow baSe wo'would never elect anybody,". · Gibson's 'plan was unveiled, at the last 'minute' 1 by 1 Sen. John Tower, of, Tex as while the subcommittee already was considering Ihe other plans before it, Within a short time it was en dorsed by-Sen. Robert Dole of Kansas,' chairman of the Re publican Rational Committee 'and Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scolt of Pennsylvania, - The plan was defeated,in sub committee 8 to 5. the same vote by which Lanigan's plan was approved. · , · · APPORTIONMENT The Republicans must revise Iheir delegate apportionment formula because the curreni one has been held uncon stitutional by a federal dfstric court. The ruling now under appeal, was based on the award of six bonus delegates, Ic each state that voted Republi can in the last presidentia election.' The Tower-Gibson plan would award three bonus delegates to every state voting Republican and a ' b o n u s - e q u a l to 40 pe cenl of that stale's electora vote. Questions About Social Security KdHor's Note: Tills column Is \ Joint clfoK of'public'service by the TIMES and Iho Fayclto- /Illo Social Security Admlnlslra- lon office, Sum Mnlthows, dls- rlel munnKcr. Anyone hiivlng a question nbput, social secuHly Is Invitee o send II to the Noi-lhwest Ar- kannas TIMES 72701, All In ulrlcs must bo signed . a n d hould include address of send or.'Nnmc.i will not.he published Dy SAM MATTHEWS , Q. I may be moving lo an o t h e r slain In, about ,(hrce moulhs.'lShould 1 cpmc Into Ihc social security .office If I tie clile to move lo change the ad ire»» on my social, security checks? ' A.'H you bra going to move to the.now address, give us a lele phone calb Chances are we cnn change your address for your checks ny phone and save you a .rip to the office. Glvo us a cal jusl'us soon as you have.made your (decision about moving am know what your new addres will be. The sooner you contac us the more assurance you wi] have of gelling your check on time at your new address. Q. When I moved llirc L monlti*;. ago, I changed my iu dress'w'lh die local Post Ql lice, hut I did not get my so cinl security checks. Can y o (ell mp iM'hy? A . ' Y o u should have notifici your social security officer c the change of address lo ensur delivery of your check. Y o must 'notify social seciK'fty a well, as the Post Office uac time you* change your address A simple telephone call wL nqimally take care of the trans action! .Q. How late la the m o n t l i c a I nollfy, social security of change of address and still ge nriy next month's check at m new home;on lime? A. Generally speaking, if yo notify us by the 15th of t h American Legion To Hear Nixon WASJIWGTON (AP) i '1'ho Whltq House' says (President Nxon plans lo address the art- uial · 6orivoiitlo'n . of tho American U'glon nt Chicago Aug. 21i Tho President will slop off in Jilcugo whllo en r o u l o ' f r o m Florida to the Western White Iduso at Snn Clcmcnle, Calif., aldei said Tuesday. Nixon IK to spend about a week at Snn Cleinonto, then go on lo Hawaii for a two-day meeting with Japan's ' new prime minister, KakUcl Tanaka, starling Aug.'31. ' Xv Nixon's Democratic opponent n' November's general elecllon, Northwwt Arkamai TIMES, W«tJ.; Aug. 16, W2 FAVITTHUII I V 1.UU.U... ' ' """· ·" ""» FAVKTTHVIULt, AMKANBA* Sen. George McOovern, Is to address ilie' I.oglon convcnllon Itio night of Aug. 23, Iho sumo night Nixon Is to accept Iho ,, OOP prealdcntlaj nomination at I Hie.'Republican Nntlonul Con- vcnllon at Miami Beach nonlh your,check tor the Allowing month will he Issued a yam new address, We may sllll lie able to get your next check out to the new address f you conlnct us after t h e 15lh, but It Is possible t h e check may go lo Ihe old address. READY TO BUILD? (). I understand thai (here was an increase in.(lie medical Insurance premium. Exactly whal was II and when did It slart? A. There-was an Increase In the supplemental medical insurance premium. The premium was increased from $5.60 p e r month U $5.80 monthly. T h i s rale" increase was effective July 1, 1972. i I i t Q. I am 'planning" lo retire al age 05 in November 1972. I Inquired' alioul Medicare last year wllli the local Social Security Office anil was advised (haf if I signed up for supplemental- medical insurance I! would cost mo $5.00 per uionlh. Is this still tiuc? · Ai No. Since -you' last: were In contact' with your Social Security Office, there has 1 been an increase in Ihe premium for supplemental ,.medical insurance, portion of. Medicare. Effective July 1, 1972, the premium., was increased from $5.60 to $5.80 per month WE'RE READY TO LEND If you've found just (tie right combination of building plans, contractor and lot, we're ready to lend you the money. Or maybe the house of your dreamt is already a'reality. Either way you'll appreciate our competitive home loan rates,. .. .and the way we custom-fit a loan to your needs. If you're ready to build or buy. .. .talk to one of our home loan specialists, soon. Serving You in Two Location! DOWNTOWN FayeltBvillo and NORTHWEST ARKANSAS PUZA first federal savings ^ FAYETTEVILLE. 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