Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 22, 1974 · Page 22
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 22

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Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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GAP Study Shows AituiMM TUNIS, W«d. VAVCTTCVILU, AMCAN*** May W, 1*74 · 23 Revenue Sharing Funds Spent As Cities, Counties Want By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington B««»» WASHINGTON -- Here is a roundup of news items gathered in the nation's capital by the staff of our Washington Bureau. REVENUE SHARING -Those billions of federal reye nue sharing dollars being handed out by the U.S. Treasury Department really have no strings attached to them. State and local governments . have been able to spend the ; money exactly as they please, without regard to congressional restraints. This is one of the major con elusions reached in a new study by the General Accounting Office, a congressional watch- · dog agency which monitors 'federal programs. . When Congress enacted t h e five-year. $30 billion program, it wrote into the law a require* mcnt that localities use the money for certain "priority 1 purposes such as public safety. ransportation and environmental protection. The GAO made a spot-check ' what 250 state and local overnments had actually done 'ith the revenue sharing cash ley have received so far from Uncle Sam. "The act's requirements for priority expenditures are Ulu sory," concluded the GAO. L o c a l governments very asily got around the restric- ions placed on them by Congress, the GAO discovered. "hey did this by transferring unds around in their local budgets. For example Congress rohibited spending revenue sharing money on education, so a locality took its own money originally earmarked for police and fire departments and trans Voter Estimate LITTLE ROCK (AP) -About 505.000 of Arkansas' 990, 000 registered voters will go ti the polls for the Democrat!' primary election next Tuesday according to an estimate by the state auditor, Jimmie "Red" Jones. Jones said Tuesday that 938, 234 persons were registered to vote in the state last June ] The 990.000 Figure was compilec as of May 7. Such factors as interest In th Republican primary election voter apathy and a decline i the number of county and dis trict races this year make pre dieting the number of Demo cratic votes difficult, Jone said. Slate Fund To Pay For Survey Damage LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov Dale Bumpers has earmarket $1,300 from his emergency fund to pay for damage surveys o! areas in Phillips County thai were affected by flash flooding last week. The surveys, which will be done by professional engineers are required before the county can be declared a disaster area by President Nixon. Bumper has requested such a declara lion to make the county eligibli for federal assistance. Preliminary estimates placi the damage done by the flood ing at $6,753,500. Parts of th county received about eigh inches of rain in less than 2 hours, damaging homes, busi nesses and farm buildings ani leaving much farm land unde water. erred it to the school system, len replaced the police and ire funds with revenue sharing money which was allowed under the law. Another part of the GAO itudy disclosed that about three o u r t h s of the localities xamined reported the revenue iharing program had helped ease pressure for local tax ncreases. Generally the revenue sharing funds allocated to a locality amount to about five ser cent of its annual budget. REFORM -- House Democrats have sidetracked an effort to reform the way Congress operates by reorganizing its committee system. The reform plan was draftee by a bypartisan House selecl committee after a year-long study, but it ran into stiff oppo sition from both conservatives and liberals in the H o u s e D e m o c r a t i c Caucus. The Caucus voted 111 to 95 not to Dring it to the floor of the House, but to refer it to another committee for more study. The plan was to reshuffle standing committees so eacl would have roughly equa power over important areas o 'gislation. But members whose ommlttees would lose some lout opposed the scheme. Whether the plan will emerge rom another round of study nd contain any real reforms s regarded as uncertain. CAR COSTS -- Inflation and oaring gasoline prices have aused major increases in the cost of operating an automobile oday, according to a new study made by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The cost of owning and operating a standard size 1974 car during its anticipated 10- year life will total $15,892, or 5.89 cents per mile, according .0 the DOT sutdy. During the 10-year, 100.000 mile trip from the auto dealers showroom to the junkyard, the owner will pay $4,032 for 7.700 Endorse Fulbright LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Brotherhood of Railway. Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freigh Handlers. Express and Station Employes (BRAC) endorsed the re-election bid of Sen. J. W Fulbright Tuesday. BRAC, an affiliate of thi AFL-C1O, endorsed Fulbright in the May issue of its magazine "Railway Clerk Interchange." The article said Fulbrigh had a perfect voting record on matters of interest to BRAC members and the workini people. Soviet Trade WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep Bill Alexander. D-Ark., took part in a United Slates-Russian legislative conference Tuesdaj asd said hu favored more trade between the countries as long as it is done on an equal basis. Alexander is one of 10 mem hers of Congress meeting th week with 10 Soviet legislators. The conference, which start ed Tuesday, is the first of it kind between the two countries "I think it's important for tin Soviet representatives to knp\ that we will engage in econom ic detente on a quid pro qu basis, that is. something fo something," said Alexander. "I don't believe we should en gage in a subsidy of interes program as we did during th wheat sale to Russia since tha cost the taxpayers of the U.S $165 million Just for the right t do business with the Soviet Un ion," he said. allons of gasoline, $3.521 for laintenance and repair, $1,618 or insurance and $1,9(10 for garaging, parking and tolls. The 15.89 cents per mile igure in the new study com- )ares to 13.6 cents per mile linpointed as the cost of a tandard sized car in a 1972 study. Costs of a compact car average 12.88 cents per mile during ts 10-year lite while costs of t subcompact are 11.15 cents jer mile, according to the new study. BIRTHS -- Later marriages and delayed childbearing help account for the dramatic drop in the U.S. birth rate, according to a new Census Bureau study. The study shows that today only 17 per cent of women marry before reaching the age of 18, compared to 30 per cent of women who married at a young age during the 1950's. The birth rate for younj brides has also been cut in hal during this period, from 20' births per 1,000 women to 104 births. An attitudinal survey also showed wives between 18 am 24 years of age anticipab having only 2.3 children today compared to expectations of 2.! children among women sur veyed in the mid 1960's. DEATHS -- Transportation First Dean NORTHF1ELD, Vt. (AP) -Norwich University hns its firs dean of women in the 155-yea history of the private militarj college. Norwich President Dr. Lorinj Hart announced Monday th appointment of Prof. Nadir* Nunep.-de-Cela, and assistan professor of Spanish, as dean o women and assistant commanc ant of cadets. ccidents claimed a total of ,118 lives last year, according a new federal report. Highway mishaps killed 54,385 ersons including 10,600 pedes- ians, 1,100 bicyclists and 3,300 motorcycles. Private plane rashes killed 1,340 and come r c i a I airlines accidents aimed 227 lives. Accidents involving recrea tional boats cost 1,754 lives, railroad accidents killed 698 and grade-crossinc accidents killed 1,215. The 1973 transportation accident death toll was one per cent less than that recorded during 1972. OUTDOORSMEN -- M o r e Americans than ever before are enjoying the outdoor sports of hunting and fishing. Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show a total of 42 million hunting and fishing licenses were issued nationwide last year. This is an increase of 400,000 over the previous year. This means more than on* in every five Americans participate in these outdoors pastimes. ELECT BRUCE CRIDER COUNTY JUDGE Since it is impossible to visit each and every one of you, I am choosing this method to seek your support in the forthcoming primary election. I stand on my record: born in Greenland, Arkansas; Air Force veteran; owned and operated cattle and poultry farms and Crider Brothers Nursery; served as Sheriff and County Judge of Washington County. Now, more than ever before, trustworthy public officials are of utmost importance. votre for BRUCE CRIDER COUNTY JUDGE WASHINGTON COUNTY oF Mile High FRUIT MIX MARYLAND CLUB COFFEE 1 Lb. Can 69 Tyson's GRADE A LARGE EGGS DOZEN With $5.00 Purchase or More (Excluding Tobacco Products) Carnation Light Chunk TUNA 6'/2-oi. Can 49 Unity PURE BUTTERTQ' Lb.* f Super Suds DETERGENT 39 40 Oz. Box^^ * Lipton INSTANT TEA OO 3 Oz. Jar * * Sunny Jim Peanut Butter OQc *»t/ ·· ** ^m ^f 2'/i Lb. Can m m Texsun Frozen ORANGE JUICE 12 Oz. Cans $1 46 ianquet 5-oz. Pkg. FROZEN COOKIN BAGS 29 Realemon PURE LEMON JUICE 24-oz. Bottle 49 PRODUCE DEPARTMENT Red Potatoes 10 Fresh California Pache Lb. Fresh California Cherries Lb. Fresh Yellow Squash Lb. Yellow Onions Lb. 149 29 29 19 10 Blackburn WAFFLE SYRUP 16-oz. Jar 29 1-Lb. Cans 4i $ 1 King GOLDEN CORN 1-Lb. Cans Zestee SALAD DRESSING Quart Jar Unity Frozen ICE MILK All Flavors '/2-Gal. 59" Holes Leader Round Box S A L T 26-oz. Box 10 4 MEAT DEPARTMENT STOCK UP NOW AT THESE PRICES It's Picnic Time Blue Ribbon FRANKS 12-oz. Pkg. 55 Longhom CHEESE CHUNKS Perfect for Cheeseburger 7 Farms Early SWEET PEAS 17-0z. Cans 4°99 Fireside VANILLA WAFERS 14-oz. Bag 44 Swansdown Assorted Flavors CAKE MIX 3 Boxe$ 1 Golden Grain MACARONI CHEESE DINNERS 7 3 /4-oz. Boxes 4 Rodeo BACON ENDS AND PIECES 4-lb. Box $149 1 Extra Lean GROUND BEEF 3-1 bs. or More 89 V* Sliced PORK LOINS Lb 89 Center Cut PORK CHOPS Lb $119 I Breakfast Center Cut PORK CHOPS Lb $129 1 Unity WINDOW CLEANER 15-oz,4Sproy Can 39" SAVE 40* New Double Knit Cold Water Wash 16-oz. Plastic Aden's Cut GREEN BEANS 1-Lb. Cans Rodeo CANNED HAMS 3-lb $459 4 Heinz · Hamburger Relish · Sweet Relish · Hot Dog Relish 9V4-OZ. Jan WE GLADLY REDEEM USDA FOOD STAMPS Hours: 7 to 9 Mon. Him Sat. -- 8 to 6 Sun.J

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