GREELEY (Cob.) TRIBUNE Tfaura.. Jane 9.1977 Consumer agency bill appears dead ness. Some supporters were not giving up. A spokesman" for Esther Peterson, Carter's consumer adviser, said, "The question in Kathleen O'Reilly, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, said, "We hope the President will use every bit of influence from the White House to let Byrd and the other congressional leaders know it is 'must legislation' in the Senate." The proposal, which has been before Congress for more than six years, would create a consumer advocacy office to represent consumer interests before federal agency proceedings and, if necessary, chal- By DONALD LAMBRO bill "must legislation that has WASHINGTON (UPI) -De- to be passed this year." spite the backing of President The administration has lob- Carter, congressional Demo- bied strenuously to save the cratic leaders, organized labor, bill, including phone calls to consumer advocate Ralph wavering House members from Nader and consumer groups Vice President Walter Mondale everywhere, the consumer pro- and a White House rally last tection agency bill apparently week in which Carter blamed Is dead for this year. the bill's difficulties on busi- Battered by years of veto threats, filibusters and lobbyists, many observers thought the controversial bill finally would'win passage this year because Carter, unlike his ,,,, , ..._., predecessors, strongly support- the House is still fluid. We're lenge government rulings in edit. - not throwing in the towel."' court. In the end, the bill fell victim to an intense lobbying campaign by business, a crowded legislative agenda in the Senate and dwindling support i n - t h e ' House. At a White House briefing with Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday, Senate Democratic Leader Robert Byrd told Carter the*iU would not be called up this session unless the House passed it first. But key House sponsors said the bill was still 20 to 25 votes shy of a majority there. They urged the Senate -- which in the past has approved the bill by hefty margins -- tt) act first to provide momentum. Looming quietly over the entire impasse was James Allen, D-Ala.; the Senate's master filibusterer and a chief opponent of the bill. Allen has once again promised to debate the bill at considerable length. OLD HARDHIDE--Dr. Charles Gideon talks with two young tourists outside the wire cage, where "Old Hardhide," a big alligator, is kept in downtown Pon- chatoula, La. The sign says it is Louisiana's largest alligator in captivity. (AP Wirephoto) The mean old alligator happy in new found home PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - rant, put the mean old alligator Once upon a time in Chap- in the pit, and put up a sign on pepella Creek there lived a the highway: mean old alligator. ALLIGATOR. One day some boys, swim- For many years people ming in the creek, came upon stopped and peeked into the pit the mean old alligator. Being at the mean old alligator the country boys, born and raised country boys had found, in the southern Louisiana One day the Interstate Iligh- they were not way builders came to the lady and told her she would have to move her drive-in restaurant to another place. What would become of the mean old alligator? . The lady phoned her friend, Charles Gideon, who was the mayor' of Ponchatoula and known far and wide as a wise solver of problems. "Mayor," the lady said, "do you want an alligator?" "Yes," replied the mayor. swampland, frightened. They got some ropes, lassoed that mean old alligator, and, as they say in these parts, drug him home. By and by, the mean old alligator became the richest old alligator in the whole world. People can't resist throwing money at him. His life, alas, was not always so blessed. The country boys who found him discovered that their mamas did not want a mean old alligator around the house. They looked and looked. Finally they found a lady who said she would take him. The lady ran a drive-in restaurant next to the highway. The mayor sent a truck. The driver returned with the alligator and asked where to put it. "Put it in the city swimming pool," the mayor said. The pool leaked and had been closed for repairs. But a tall fence surrounded it and the gate was locked. A safe place She dug a pit beside the restau- for a mean old alligator. The alligator seemed content swimming around in the half- filled city pool behind the fence. Certainly it was a better life than living in a pit. The mayor fed the alligator chickens. It liked chickens. One morning a city employe, on his way to work, spied an alligator crossing the road. He phoned the mayor. "Mayor," he said, "do you want another alligator?" "Why not?" said the mayor. The city employe tossed the new alligator in the city pool and went about his city work. The new alligator.was smaller than the mean old alligator. The mean old alligator was 11 feet long. Next morning the mayor went to look over his alligator collection. He made a startling discovery. Swimming in the city pool was only one alligator. The big one. "Why you mean old alligator," the mayor scolded. The mayor noticed something else, too. He noticed that the .children of the city gathered at the pool every day to watch the mean old alligator. They sat on the bleachers outside the fence with their elbows on their knees and their chins in their palms. They just sat there,- watching. The mayor had a brainstorm. If Louisiana children like to Faced with a full legislative agenda and a pledge to adjourn for the year by Oct. 1, Byrd, sources said, made it clear to' Carter he could not afford to tie the Senate up for weeks of watch a mean old alligator, protracted debate on the bill thought the mayor, how much even though there are enough more would children from other states, who have never seen an alligator, enjoy it? That mean old alligator, the mayor decided, could attract wealthy Byrd later told reporters he tourists to our fine city. didn't consider the consumer votes in the Senate to pass it. "He was quite insistent about it," one source said. new concepts for today's lifestyle... !21 Slh ST. GREELET MTIONU. PIUI-DOHTOHII SIOHt HOURS ON.-IRI. 8:CM:!Â« Â»1. 9:00-5:00 35S-495I ow open at PARKER RD. S. HAVANA in AURORA! ^^k. ^Â·Mfe.* ___ ^^ ^^ ^^^_ ^Mfc. M^^^ ^MMM HHK Â·Â· HIM ^M -- -^^^- 'If was like a rat sailing a can' 17-foot craft on April 15, blamed storms and contamination of his drinking water supply for the failure of his voyage. He said his homemade plywood and fiberglass boat AUSTIN,Tex. (UPI)-Steve Kurachi not only knows a good metaphor, he also knows when to bail but. The bearded Texan said the battering he took from Atlantic storms caused an insurmounta- which was set adrift when he ble mental strain and forced was picked up Friday 800 miles him to abandon his attempt east of Norfolk, Va. performed become the first American to perfectly, row the Atlantic. "It was like putting a rat in a Six days after he left tin can .and snaking him up," Wilmington a storm con- Kurachi said Wednesday. laminated all but six gallons of Kurachi who rowed-out of Kurachi's 90-gallon water storm, it wasn't a physical Wilmington, S.C., harbor in a supply, but he continued rowing matter, it was mental." and drifting for another 42 days before signaling for help. On Thursday, his 47th day at sea, Kurachi was hit by a six- hour storm, and water he used as ballast in the bottom of the boat rushed into the cabin, floating his sleeping gear and equipment. "It was during the mental strain of that six hours that I broke, I couldn't cope any longer," he said. "After 'the news By MRS. G.W.CASS Edna Ambrose of Greeley and and Mrs. Alvin Kaiser and Mr. June 6 -- Mr. and Mrs. Leiand Dorothy Bolin, Fern Johnson, and Mrs. Paul Neuter, all of Strait of Pullman, Wash., were Mildren Freemyer, Ruby Greeley. Wednesday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Milton OToole, and Mary Will. Fern guests of the Buekendorfs were Baumgartner last Tuesday. Johnson read an article about Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Buckendorf Â· Weekend guests of Mr. and "New Finds in Medicine." of Eaton and Goldie Buckendorf Mrs. Milton Baumgartner and Numerous families from and son. Erven, of Fontenelle, Joyce included Mr. and Mrs. this area attended the wedding Wyo. Ken Draper and family of Los May 28 in Fort Collins of Dorice Mr- and Mrs. L- J- Clark Angeles; Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Ball and Daniel Draper. Jim Miller of Las Animas, Mr. and Mrs. Alvey Phillips of Lebanon, Ore.. John Baumgartner of Fort Gordon, Ga., Joe Miller of Las Animas, and the Rev. Roy Parker and Lance of Houston, Tex. They were all here to attend the wedding of Dorice Ball and Daniel Draper May 28. Mr. and Mrs. Reud Eolin of spent from Friday evening until Monday evening on a trip to Moorefield, Wyo. They visited Clark's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fisher, and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fickenscher. Saturday they drove to North Platte, Neb., to visit his brother, Bruce. Recently the Greeley NOW sponsored an essay contest in regard to the lost history of our Briggsdale and Charlie Witner .enjoying the afternoon were founding "foremothers." This of Greeley went to Littleton Elsie Jobe and Laura Cochran was open to high school Sunday to a farewell dinner for of Greeley, Fern Johnson, Doris students. Janet Nelson entered Kerry Willis, grand-daughter of Johnson, and Minnie Speaker of and won second prize. She the Bolins, at the Don Willis Briggsdale. The group will wrote about her llth great- home." Kerry leaves Sunday for vacation in July and August and grandmother, Penelope Van Philadelphia, Pa., to attend the will resuir? the meetings in Princls, who was credited with September. Â· Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Buckendorf, Bill, and Tim were Peggy Feit of Bonell Home, Briggsdale Ladies Aid met Wednesday afternoon at the home of the Rev. Gertrude Horn. 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