Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 18, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, April 18, 1974
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House, Senate Wrangle Over Aid to Education WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives and the Senate are on a collision course over their respective bills to provide financial help for schools. The bill passed by the House, which provides $18 billion over four years, also contains strong anti-busing provisions that are unlikley to be acceptable to the more liberal Senate. . One anti-busing amendment sponsored by Marvin Esch, R.-Mich., requir One anti-busing amendment sponsored by Marvin Esch, R.-Mich., requires children to be allowed to attend the "closest or next closest" school to their home and so, in effect, bans most busing-to reduce racial segregation. Esch caught the mood of the House when he stated that "neighborhood schools are the best places to educate children." His amendment closely resembles President Nixon's proposed Equal Education Opportunities Act of 1972, which although strongly supported in the House later died in a Senate filibuster. It is felt that the same fate may await the present House bill. Representative Carol Perkins told the House that ''we are just fooling ourselves" since earlier anti-busing amendments had been thrown out either by the Senate or the courts. Another bone of contention in the House bill is its Times Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, April 18, 1974 projected redistribution of federal aid among the stales and local communities. The formula which the House adopted emphasizes the number of children in poverty in any school district rather than, as at present, the number of families receiving public assistance and the slate expenditure a head on education; this tended to favor states which spend more on schools and are generous to their poor. New York's delegation in the House protested against what it considered to be discrimination against their state, which stands to lose $30 million a vrnr. drn«tir;il!y cutting into its many programs for the educationally underprivileged. However, other states have long resented what they believe to be New York's unfair advantage in receiving 15 per cent of all federal assistance to schools although it has under 7 per cent of the poor children of the country. The bill that is expected to reach the Senate floor shortly. besides authorizing $4.5 billion more than the House bill, contains the milder, more ambiguous, busing language of the 1972 education bill and would not redistribute aid away from the large cities. The President has left no one in any doubt as to what side of the fence he is on. In a radio address on March 23 Mr. Nixon, a long-time opponent of Dusing. endorsed the House bill. He also prefers it to the Senate bill because it attempts to return more power to the local districts: "bureaucrats in Washington cannot educate your children." the President said. He threatened to veto the Senate version of the bill, which he called a "bureaucratic nightmare." The President is also seeking to give the schools their money before the school year begins, rather than after it is over, as is the present practice; the uncertainty makes planning almost impossible. His critics, many of whom have campaigned persistently for this change, feel lhat the President is unjustly taking the credit for it. In a radio rebuttal to the President, the Democratic party's spokesmen on education also accused the President of "fanning the flames of the busing issue." It has not gone unnoticed that in taking a hard anti-busing stand, the President is courting the more conservative Senators, whose backing he will need if he is impeached. The education authorities just hope that the controversy will not hold up their federal aid. France Grapples for Pompidou's Successor The Big Style Store On The Corner PARIS — Nothing pleased President Georges Pompidou more than springing a surprise on the little world of French politics, and hn kept it up to the last. His sudden death faces his friends and opponents with difficult choices that they were indeed preparing to make within the next months, but not right now. The president's departure some time in the summer was widely expected. Now the politicians must fight an election, under the constitution, within 20-35 days. This means that the first round of the presidential vote will take place probably on April 28. although maybe on May 5; the second, if one is needed, two weeks after the first. For both right and left the issue is whether there will be one candidate representing its interests or two. On the right, Jacques Chban-Delmas, a former prime minister (he was replaced, after three years in office, by Pierre Messmer in mid-1972), is the favored candidate of the GaullistUDR party. But the finance minister, Valery Giscard d'Estaing. leader of the Independent Republican party, has shown equally undisguised presidential ambitions. Will both men run in the first round? Or will Chaban-Delmas run along'.' It is at present impossible to foresee the Gaul lists accepting Giscard d'Estaing as their choice. Or is it even possible that both might agree on a compromise candidate such as the aging Edgar Faure. a former prime minister of the Fourth Republic and now chairman of the National Assembly" 7 It is not likely. If there are two candidates, which one would be the front-runner? Chaban-Delmas has a powerful party machine behind him. and a vague reputation for being mildly progressive. But he also has an unfortunate label as the man who paid no income tax. Perfectly legally, in his case, but it is not a healthy ticket for a rich man seeking popular support. Giscard d'Estaing has up to now consistently run ahead of all other politicians in public opinion polls. But soaring inflation and the possibility of more unemployment have tarnished his image as the miracle-manager of the economy. On the left, the issue is whether Francois Mitterrand, leader of the Socialist party. \bur next flooring purchase deserves the attention you get at a Floor Fashion Center™ In any decorating scheme, the floor is a key consideration. This is why you should visit an Armstrong Floor Fashion Center™. We have Armstrong-trained salespeople who can help you select the color and design "just right" for your home. We have the complete line of Armstrong floors, wallcoverings, and fabrics. Also professional installation, written guarantees, and budget terms. (Armstrong floor fashiono will run as the candidate of a united left, or whether the Communists will put up a first-round candidate too. Mitterrand would prefer the latter choice, the Communists the former. This seeming paradox is simply explained. It is absolutely certain that in a second-round run-off a Communist could not win. Mitterrand is therefore the only credible candidate. This means that in the first round he must come in ahead of any Communist candidate. But if he does, the Communist party, which correctly claims to be the leading party of the left, will be made to look somewhat silly. And this is precisely what Mitterrand needs to help him pick up those essential votes in the center — a clear demonstration that he is not a prisoner of his Communist allies. In the center itself, the only credible candidate is Jean Lecanuet, unless, conceivably, Alain Poher, chairman of the senate and therefore for the second lime in his life interim President of the Republic, were to choose to run. But Poher, badly beaten by Pompidou in 1969. carried litlle conviction. Lecanuet, on Ihe other hand, has made himself a figure to be reckoned with, not least by the way he has pushed aside Jean-Jacques Ervan-Schreiber, leader of the Radical party, from the ladership of their supposedly united Reformist Movement. 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