THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE ELEVEN FundsVoted ForDepressed AreaProgram (EDITORS: The following may be used as a separate or lead on depressed areas) WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate has given President Kennedy a resounding victory to provide additional funds for depressed areas. The Senate voted Wednesday to provide an additional $455 million for the program, handing the Kennedy administration a hoped- for chance to reverse the stunning setback dealt the program when the House voted against expanding it. The 65-30 roll-call vote on passage overrode Republican protests of "pork barrel" and "political slush fund" and approved all the $455 million in extra funds asked by President Kennedy. The measure was hacked by M Democrats and 12 Republicans. It was opposed by 9 Democrats end 21 Republicans. House leaders said they will try to use the bill as a vehicle to reverse the .surprise 209-204 rejection of Kennedy's request two weeks ago, his biggest defeat this session. The leaders expressed optimism over chances of shifting enough votes for the administration to win this time. The Senate bill more than doubles the original ?394-million authorization voted by Congress two years ago in passing the act to create jobs in economically hard-hit areas. This program, inaugurated by the Kennedy administration, is designed to create jobs in centers of continuing unemployment by providing loans or grants to help attract new industries. To be eligible, a community must have a current unemployment rate of six per cent or more and also must have been well over the national average rate; in a recent period. The federal government can pay up to 65 per cent of the cost of a local project, which must have originated in a local development area. Not less than 1.0 per cent must come from a state or local community and 5 per cent trom nongovernment sources. Even if this bill goes to the President approved, Congress would still have to vote the actual funds to make it effective. Administration leaders said they now were confident they could get the House to reverse itself and go along with the legislation. The House is expected to con sider the Senate version of Inn bill after the fourth of July slowdown. Rep. Wright Patnian, D-Tex., chairman of the House Banking Committee, said he believes the measure will pass the House this time. Some members who voice against the legislation have since changed their minds, he said. There was no evidence in the voting of a solid-front revolt by southern senators because of President Kennedy's civil right? proposals. Twelve of the 21 members from southern stales volet for the depressed areas bill. Opponents of the program w;, it has produced only a small nuni her of jobs. However, Sen. Paul Dou^'a' D-III., sponsor of the original ac and floor manager of the new au Ihomalion bill, said that even the total authorized might not be enough. Senate Republican Leader Ev erett M. Dirksen of lllinoi charged that the Area Develop men! Administration, which ad ministers the program, had masterminded a bohinrl-the scenes campaign to gel the Senate to vote the additional funds. Burglars Hit Alton Moose Lodge Again EDWARDSVILLE—Alton Moose Lodge 951, victim of a series of burglaries in recent months, was again invaded early this morning, according to a report to the sheriff's office at 7:48 a.m. today. An undetermined amount of liquor and coins from vending machines comprised the loot in the latest intrusion, which occurred between 12:30 and li:30 a.m. today. Entry was gained at a rear door of the building, located at 3821 E. College Ave., outside Alton. Bible School Picnic To Be at Park Friday The Godfrey Baptist Vacatior Bible School picnic will be held at Rock Spring Park pavilion Friday, at 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten children must be accompanied by a parent or other adults. Parents are request- in! to meet at the church at 11 a.m. The closing program for the Bible School will bo held at the church Sunday, 7:30 p.m. There will he a brief presentation by each department, awarding of certificates, display ol handwork, and refreshments will be served. iilg Venr Coming; RABAT — Auto assembly plants in Morocco are gearing up for a record year.
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