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To Prevent Death Of Program NorthwMt Arkansas TIMES, WÂ«d., May 15, 1974 PAVCTTKVILLI, ARKANSAS 17 Anti-Poverty Backers Begin Race Against Time In Congress By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Here is a roundup of news items gathered In the nation's capitol by the Â·taff of our Washington Bureau ANTI-POVERTY _ friends .. it the anti-poverty program in Congresj have begun a race igainst time to prevent the program from being put to death at the end of next month. Their main concern is more t h a n 1,000 local Community Action Agencies around the nation which are supported by federal funds and which arc now scheduled to go out of existence on June 30 when present legislation expires. The Nixon Administration has been trying for several years to kill the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) which runs t h e anli-povory program inherited from the Johnson Administration, OEO got ;i one- year extension over presidential protests in 1973. The House Education and Labor Committee has approved legislation now awaiting action by the full House which would abolish OEO, but transfer the Community Action Agencies intact to a new office within the Department of Health Education and Welfare. HEW would continue to fiiuince -the local CAP agencies, which employ about 185,000 persons around the country, under the proposed legislation, but over the years local governments would have to start providing a matching share of their costs. The White House has indi-. catcd President Nixon will veto such an approach. Thus friends ot the anti-poverty program arc attempting to line up enough v o t e s to override a n y presidential veto. The Senate is expected to go along with the House plan to put the anti-poverty program in HEW, ACCOUNTABILITY .-- The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a school teacher should be held accountable for the progress of his or her students. The case involves Mrs. Norma Scheelhaase. who was discharged by the Woodbury County, Iowa school district, on grounds her elementary school pupils had low scores on standardized tests given to measure their progress against national norms. The U.S. Federal .District Court In Sioux City said Mrs. Scheelhaase's professional competence could not be determined solely on the basis of Ihe pupils' test scores. But the 8lh U.S. Circuit C o u r t of Appeals ruled that she could be discharged on those grounds. Now the teacher, backed by t h e N a t i o n a l Education WED., THURS., FRL. SAT SLUMBER BAG Opens to 68x90". Comforter. Cotton prints re- verss to solids. Hurry! DACRON PILLOW Reg. 3.88 -4 Days 2 75 Charge It Plump Dacron* polyes-, ter-filled. Cord-edge, no- Iron floral ticking of cotton/polyester. 20x 26". FRAMED PICTURES Reg. 19.88 -4 Days 74 75 Charge It Beautiful 36x48" prints in a variety of subjects, with 2M"-wide wood frames, ' decorative inlay panels. 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E n e r g y legislation n o w moving through Congress does not provide for deregulation, but administration supporters are expected to offer deregulation amendments during floor debate on the bills. On the eve of the fight, friends and foes of deregulation have begun massive lobbying campaigns. The American Petrolem Institute, representing industry, has distributed a bulky document which blames the natural gas shortage on federal price regulation. But the Energy Policy Task Force, a public interest group supported by the Consumer federation of America, has repared another document vhich argues just as strongly that deregulation will force consumers to pay higher prices for natural gas and will do nothing to increase fuel supplies. BOTTLES ..-- The. energy crisis has given a new push to pending congressional legislation which would have the effect of doing away with throw away beverage bottles and cans. The bill now before a Senate Subcommittee would require mandatory cash deposits for all beverage containers. This would cause industry to abandon expensive one-way bottles and cans and return to old fashioned bottles which consumers would return to stores for a refund of their deposit. Testifying before the panel, John R. Queries, deputy director of the Environmental Protection Agency, said such a plan would not only help clean up the environment but also "result in a conservation of energy and materials." "Discouraging the Use of throwaway containers Is indeed one practice which fully satisfies the demands of both environmental enforcement and energy conservation," he said. Earlier testimony in . opposition to the plan came from certain segments of the bottle and can industry, and from the steelworkers union which feared its members would lose jobs if can production slumped. UNLEADED GASOLINE _ The Environmental Protection Agency has announced final regulations which will require about' half the nation's gasoline stations to sell unleaded gas. Starting July 1. an estimated 110.000 stations will be required to have one pump which dispenses lead-free gas. On Jan j , 1975 another 10,000 stations in r u r a l areas must meet the requirement. The reason is that most 197S model cars will be equipped with pollution control systems which require use of lead-free gas. iiiiiiiiiiiiimniHiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiijiiniiiiiimiiiiiHiiMiraiiiii Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday. May 15. the 135th day of 1974. There arÂ» 230 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1940. Tha Netherlands surrendered to G e r m a n y . On this date: In 1571. Moscow was burned by the Tartars. fn IB02. Cape Cod was discovered by the English navigator. Bartholomew Gosnold. In 1767. Genoa sold the Island of Corsica to France. In 1862. Congress established the Department of Agriculture. In 1918. the first regular air mail service began -- between New York. Philadelphia and Washington. In 1930. the first airline stewardess went to work -- on a flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne. Wyo. Ton years ago: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser set off a dynamite charge that opened a new channel of Ihe Nile River and marked completion of the first stage of the Aswan Dam project. Five years ago: Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court. One year ago: President Nixon, responding to demands for election reforms, proposed a six-year term for the President and a four-year term for congressmen. Today's birthdays: Writer Katherme Anne Porter is 80 years old. Actor James Mason 65. Artist Jasper Johns is 44. Singer Eddy Arnold is 56. Thought tor today: If you work hard and long enough on a f a r m , you can make a fortune--if you strike oil on it-Anonymous.