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May 15, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 29

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»2 « rtorthwwl Ariniuat TIMES, WK., May 15, T9T4 Congressional Roll Call Report Metric Conversion, Postcard Vote Plan. Rejected By House WASHINGTON - H«r«'s how Arlf»i»AS Members of Congress wire recorded on major roll c«U wtes May 2 through May I, HOUSE METRIC CONVERSION Rejected. 1S3 for and 240 ·gatnft a motion to suspend the rul«s and pass, with no amendments permitted, a bill oiling for voluntary U.S. conversion 1 to the metric system. The bill (H.R. H035) would have Hi a 10-year conversion period and esiabjihed a presidential commission to coordinate the process. It also would have permitted federal loans to small 'businesses that experience economic hardship due to conversion. Supporters argued that con version is inevitable, and the sooner It is begun the less costly it will be. ItJ»riy members who favored conversion voted against the motion becauje they wanted to offer amendments to include carperjt«r«, mechanics and other individuals in the loan provisions. Some" members totally op posed conversion. Among them Rep. ' H.p. Gross (fl-lowa; lamented that under the metric system "you won't be able to walk a mile for a camel." Rep. Bill Alexander (D-i voted "yea." Rep. John Hammefschmidt (R-3) voted "nay.". Reps. Ray Thornton D 4) and Wilbur Mills (D-2) di n,ot vote. P O S T C A R D V O T E REGISTRATION -- Rejected 197 for and 204 against, a nil th*t would have permitted floo consideration of a bill to let Thornton and Mills "yea." llammcrschrnidl said the bill would open jobs and help America's balance-of- payments position' Opponents argued that the bill .,. .^ ,, .... .... is anti-consumer legislation that louse In effect defeated the b i l l : w i l l boost the price of gasoline H.R. E053). The bill's i n t e n t ' b y at least one cent per gallon. . .,:,,. votjd voted "nay." Alexander did not vote. SENATE VIET F U N D C E I L I N G -Democratic Action lobbied for Passed. 43 for and 38 against, he bill. an a m e n d m e n t to keep the pre- T h e National Municipal viously-enacted military aid icaguo. the National Associa- ceiling (o South Vietnam at ion of Secretaries of State, the $1.126 billion. American Conservative Union! The amendment forbade inrt the American Civil Liber-[spending more than that ies Union lobbied against it. 'amount in fiscal 1974. The Pen- Supporters said Uiiit easier tagon had sought permission tc registration would counteract spend $266 million that hac olcrs register by mail (or ederal 'elections. The General .ccountlng Office would have dminlstered the program. In rejecting the rule, the . . . vas to make il caster to regis- er. L a b o r unions. Common Hause, the League of Women oters and Americans for Action lobbied for leclining voter participation in IK-C-I appropriated, but n o t ederal election?. sprat, in previous fiscal years. Opoonenls iirgued 'nay." Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D) did not vote. HOSPITAL UNIONS -Passed. 03 for and 25 against, a bill to give employes of nonprofit - - - - ' · - · - -J '-- argued that Congress should wait on a pending General Accounting Office review of the new law before changing it. Opponents argued that over- hospitals 'arid nursing zealous OSHA inspectors have homes the right to organize persecuted employers, unions. The bill does not affect public hospitals. The bill (S. 3203) would preempt state laws that forbid such unions. It now goes to the House. Supporters argued that the specially .mill busin*nm*n,,Uw. Sen. Carl Curto (R-NrtO W n * ' f t · and that the Congress should Mid that labor union bosses MeCItUM ·t Immediately to Improve thelhave used the act as an organ-IFulbnght did not VOM. Caldwell Favors Impeachment Process ..__,. _ to provide continuous health care. Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn) said, "It is simply unfair" to deny union access to hospital workers. Republican party, said Tuesday that the only way confidence and stability can be restored to government is for the impeachment process to be carried out. Caldwell. state senator that Invite mail vote registration would rand. Rep. James Quillen (R- Tenn) said the bill ivoulcl ft havoc" with the elec- ion process. Thornton and Mills 'yea." llammersehmidt voted spending 'nay." A l e x a n d e r did not vole. I Kennedy OIL S H I P P I N G -- gress ··'· Opponents argued that permitting unions in hospitals will . , _ . , , , , . , . , The amendment was attached 'expose* hospitals to strikes and ^aid Presidenl Nixon «°"W nol to S. 2999. a routine supplemen- walk-outs that will endanger the be doing the country a service lives of patients. to resign in light of the latest McClellan voted "nay" anri Watergate revelations. Fulnright did not vote. He said he was not affected OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY by the contents of the White tol appropriations bill that now j!rie- to conference with the House. Supporters argued that the voted Pentagon must keep within its limits. Sen. Edward (D-Mass) said Con- 'Passed, against, a 226 bill for and 188 to require that at least 20 per cent of the oil imported for domestic consumption must be carried on U.S.-flag ships. The bill (H.R. 81935 has the effect of guaranteeing business for American shipping interests, business that might otherwise go to less-expensive foreign shippers. S u p p o r t e r s argued that America should he as independent as possible from foreign control of her oil needs. They should not permit "an accountant's sleight-of-hand" to -- Tabled. 47 for and 40 against. House transcripts, and added an amendment U take the sting that he has not received any out of the Occupational Safety comments from within the state and Health Act of 1970. about those transcripts. The amendment was offered Caldwell said he did not be reward money the Pentagon "through the with to an urelated bill on hospital lieve Watergate would have a bearing on the general election back unions (above). ,, _ ,, d o o r " Sen Stuart Symington. The OHSA established certain;in Arkansas and would not af ( D - M o ) said "the lime has safely conditions that, e m - , f e e t the re-election bid of Rep come to hold the line." ployers must meet. The amend-'John Paul Hammerschdmidt " ment would have substituted R-Ark., the Caldwell said he and Odell for i Pollard of Searcy. GOP nation- Opponents argued that thejuicui, wwum uav^ ow/om Pentagon was not seeking "new discretionary penalties for money," but merely authority act's mandatory penalties to honor previous commitments, violators, Sen. John Tower (A-Texas) said the strictly-worded amendment would cut off money needed to look for MlAs - - - · Asia. Sen John McClellan (D) voted and Northwest Arkansas has a good friend in Doug Brandon. broadened an employer's ability about three weeks ago for a na- to appeal adverse findings. tional committee meeting and, during the White House recep the Senate voted to kill the soften "T provip'nns. Those voting for come to Arkansas. Doug Brandon fought to keep the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville. Doug Brandon helped sponsor a bill to repeal sales tax on sporting events for all state colleges. This bill saves the University of Arkansas football program about $70,000 in state taxes yearly. Doug Brandon has been a consistent supporter of legislation important to tht poultry industry. Doug Brandon graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Doug Brandon's experience in lh« General Assembly has meant a great deal to Northwest Arkansas. Doug Brandon IFOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Give the office a chance. for by M*ck Koonc* and C*cil Alexander, Co-ch*lm«n, Doug B/anden Cam p*lgn CemmiltM WITH THE9E HIGH QUALITY LOW-PRICED FOODS AT WATSON'S SUPER MARKET HIGHWAY 16 EAST CHEF WAY Pure Vegetable SHORTENING With $5.00 Purchases, excluding Tobacco Products 3 LB. CAN oo Kraft Miracle Whip Salad Dressing 32 Oz. Full Qt. c Unity Pure ICE CREAM All Flavors '/2 Gal. Ctn. Coleman's BUTTER MILK '/2 Gal. Ctn. Del Monte Light CHUNK TUNA Oz. Can 49 c Wilderness Apple-Pie Filling 21 Oz. Can 44 Realemon Pure LEMON JUICE Lg«. 24 Oz. Bottle 49 c We Pick Sliced or Whole DILL PICKLES 32 Oz. Full Qt. 39 RED BUD MARGARINE-QUARTERS $100 3 Lb. Pkgs. For 1 Swift's Prem LUNCHEON MEAT 12-01. Can Blackburn WAFFLE SYRUP 16-oz. Bottle PRODUCE DEPARTMENT Fresh Head M ^^ LETTUCE 2 HU ,49 RHUBARB Red POTATOES Yellow ONIONS 30 Lb*. TOT-EM Freezer and Food Storage Bags 60-Ct. Box 4oC King Golden CORN l-lb. Cans 4 F 0 R Mile High FRUIT MIX 1-lb. Cans 4 i $ 1 00 Swans Down Assorted Flavors CAKE MIXES 00 7 Farms SWEET PEAS 17-oz. Cans 4 ^ 9 9 Contadina Canned TOMATOES 141/2-oz. Cans 4 Golden Grain Macaroni and Cheese Dinners 7 l /i-oz. Boxes 4 AHen's Cut GREEN BEANS 14-oz. Cans 5 i $ 1°° HEINZ Hot Dog Relish Sweet Relish Hamburger Relish 9%-c*. Jars 3 00 New Double Knit Cold Water Wash 16 Oz. PlMtic. Save 40e 79 Hale's Round Box LEADER SALT 26 Oz. 10 Giant Box Unity DETERGENT 78 Still Excellent! Selection of POTTED FLOWERS AND PLANTS-Pfant Now Banquet Frozen COOKIN BAGS 5-oz. Pkg. 29 MEAT DEPARTMENT STOCK UP ON HAM NOW! Whole SMOKED HAMS . . .Ib. BUTT PORTIONS Ib. SHANK PORTIONS Ib. CENTER CUT SLICES Ib. Wilson's Meats Are Good Eating Wilson's Certified BACON Ib. Wilson's COLD CUTS Bologna, Pickle Loaf, Olive Loaf, Liver, Cheese 6-oz. Pkgs. 69 79 69 $|I9 49' Chunk BOLOGNA Ib. 59 Fisher Bey FISH STICKS ··on. Pkfl. 49 WE GLADLY REDEEM USDA FOOD STAMPS I Hours: 7 to 9 Mon. Him Sat. -- 8 to 6 SunJ

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