Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 7, 1975 · Page 4
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 4

Lubbock, Texas
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Monday, April 7, 1975
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>A~4.UBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Monday Morning, April 7, 1975 HEATHCLIFF People 'Hopeful' About Congress HEATHCLIFF ROOTS FOR THE TIGERS/" Scandals Trouble Florida Officials Face Impeachment TALLAHASSEE. F!a. (UPD -- The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday in a "Little Watergate" climate of scandal and the worst economy crunch in 25 years. Two Supreme Court justices and a top cabinet official could be impeached. Criminal trials .are underway for former Sen. Edward Gurney, R-Fla., and a former cabinet official. Another Supreme Court justice has resigned in the midst of an impeachment investigation, and still another cabinet officer has pleaded "no contest" to kickback charges. Because of the scandals, Gov. Reubin Askew has urged the legislature to pass stronger • conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws. Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, twice rejected in Florida, is again in ; jeopardy. Thirty-four states ••iiave approved the amendment which has little chance of becoming part of the U.S. Constitution this year. By 1379, 38 states must approve the ERA or it will die. Leaders say the 'legislature must tighten its belt and pass a budget that, instead of going up 5500 million to SI billion a year as before, must actually be under 1974-75 spending. House Speaker Don Tucker and Senate President Dcmpsey Barren do not expect the unprecedented trio of impeachment inquiries to get in the way of normal work. It committees recommend impeachment of Justices David McCain and Joseph Boyd and Treasurer-Insurance Commissioner Tom O'Malley, Tucker promises to settle it quickly. Trial probably would be held after the session. O'Malley, who won a second term while under indictment on charges of taking 550,000 in kickbacks from two lawyers and a banker in return for state favors and then lying about it, goes on trial May in. The House i.s expected to have made its decision by then. Justice McCain is being investigated as a result of allegations that he received SI 0.000 cash from a labor leader three days before voting lo overturn his bribery conviction, trying to influence other judges in cases involving friends and relatives anri having business dealings with lawyers who received favorable rulings from him. Boyd was reprimanded by one tribunal which over-rode a recommendation that h« be removed for allegedly soliciting an opinion from a utility attorney for use in a decision that meant millions of dollars to utilities. Other issues include possible mandatory prison terms for violent crimes, proposed state take-over of horse tracks, higher unemployment payments and laws to stop rising medical malpractice insurance premiums that led a group of Miami doctors to vote to strike. For Your Want Ad Dial 703-931L By LOUIS IIAllRIS Although Americans have given the performance of the 9'lth Congress a very low rating, they feel hopeful that the largo number of new members and the "house cleaning" within congressional committees will produce important changes. Thirty per cent of the public believes that this Congress will Cultural Affairs Meeting Changed The Lubbock Cultural Affairs Council meeting for the visual arts category has been changed from Tuesday to Wednesday at 7:7,0 p.m. in the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center. Itie council's humanities category meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in the Genghis Khan Room of the First National Bank Building. Any person or organization wishing to make a report at these meetings should call the cultural affairs office so they can be put on the agenda. do a bolter job than its prede-l cessors, 6 per cent think it will do worse and 51 per cent feel there will be no substantial difference. This guarded optimism Is probably duo to the people's feeling that the large number of new members recently elected to Congress will push for innovations in legislature and in the government's machinery: - -A 43 to 29 per cent plurality agrees that "with nearly 100 new members, Congress will now undertake a lot of changes in the country that are long overdue." —A -IS to 2!) per cent plurality believes that "in throwing out some old-time committee chair- men, this new Congress showed it really means business." Yet the people are still skeptical about the influence of special-interest groups and the distance traditionally maintained between the Hill and the White House: —A lopsided, 72-9 per cent majority feels that "Congress is still too much under the influence of special-interest lobbies." A heavy majority also believes that "one trouble with Congress is that it looks after its own benefit instead of acting in the public interest." —A 65 to 22 per cent majority also feels that "Congress spends too much time disagreeing with President Ford and too SAVE ON YOUR COOLING & HEATING -~"~O T ' Z*~ FREE ESTIMATES J B's HOME INSULATION Call Jerry Billington (806) 792-3583 little time cm the business of the country"—which could indicate that Americans want Congress and the President to work more closely together on our economic problems. There is no doubt (hat the new House of Representatives, with its sizable contingent of freshmen, has begun to raise the public's hopes about government. If the tax bill it has recently passed can boost the economy, this hope may turn into faith for the first time in years. A full HM of l-Trodi, Cottttt*, Quod-8 and Op*n RM(. You may list«n before you buyt U.V. 8LAKC RECORD CENTER 2401 34th *-i 795-MOt "WAN! 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