Consumer Federation To Picket Eight Firms Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, JunÂ» 7, 1974 P A V C T T K V I L k C , ARKANSAS WASHINGTON (AP) - The] Consumer Federation of Amer-i ica. which claims .10 million members, disclosed plans today to picket eight companies thai it said are lobbying against tlie Consumer Protection Agency bill. The CFA said pickets will be posted in 21 cities Saturday outside the headquarters and outlets of Ford Motor Co.. General Motors. American Cyanamid Sears Roebuck Co.. J. c Penney, Sunoco. Greyhound and Western Union. The federation presented so- caHed "sting" awards to t h e eight firms, and anti-consumer awards to the National Associ- ation or Manufacturers, Grocery M a n u f a c t u r e r s Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of H'ood Chains also accused of opposing the bill. Special citations for supporting the legislation were awarded Montgomery Ward, Zenith and Motorola. CFA executive director Carol Tucker Foreman said of the ciglil larget f i r m s : "Their advertising slogans jjortray a mixture of benevolence, friendship and tender loving care for their customers. Yet in private, each is doing everything possible to prevcir the enactment of the most v i t a licce of consumer legislation to 1 come before Congress in m a n y vears," The Consumer Protection Agency hill, passed by Hie House.' in April and exacted to come up for a Senate vote lalpr this month, would create ombundsman to represent citizens' intlrcKts proceedings be- r o r c f e d e r a l regulatory agencies. Mrs. Foreman said the feeler ation lias documented evidence to show that the eight com panics and four associations have one or more lobbyists working to get weakening amendments attached to the bill, urging senators to suppor filibuster and r o u n d i n g up r otes to support a presidential /eto if that occurs. She said Ihe firms were in- onned Wednesdav of the anti- Secretary Of Navy WASHINGTON (AP) -- J. William Mirldcndorf n has been confirmed by the Senate to be secretary of the Navy. Middcn- dnri's confirmation Thursd; promotes him from Navy dcrsecretary. a post he's hi since last year. A former Ne York banker. Midrlendorf al s e r v e d a s ambassador the Netherlands. onsurrier awards. , The cities wlirre picketing is ccl are Nrvr York, San cistn, A t l a n t a , Chicago, inftluii. l.os Anodes. (li'1|)hia, Tucson, Ariz.: inghiiin. Ala.: PoL'thnul, Ore.: A u s t i n , Tex.: New Or- a'ns. R a l e i g h . N.C.; Syra ens, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Wis.: Minneapolis, M i n n . ; L i t t l e lock. A i k . l I-'nrl Worth, To\.; Miami. F l a . ; Rochester. N.Y.. iiul Hartford. Conn. Undergoes Surgery UTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Richard R. Heath, director of the stale Penance find Athnini.s tion Dcpm'tmcnt. under\\'en1 surgery Thursday at M. D. An derson ISospit.il at Houston to combat cancer of the sinuses. He is expected to be hospi talizcd ahnnt 10 days. Positive Rating NKW YORK (AP) -- Vice President Gerald K. Fort gotten a '13-32 per cent po rating on p e r f o r m a n c e ii latest H a r r i s poll. Thai' points better than he d M a r c h , hut 14 '[joints undt rating when he was named vie president last November. Final Obstacle W A S H I N G T O N 1 (AP) Congress has removed the las 1 ipparcnt obstacle lo passage ol ogislation it hopes will reclaim nicli of Hie power over thr ucl^eL that has flowed to Uu Vhile ilousc an[ help Hit: law nakors shcd'tlie imafie of ii'rc poiisihle SfHTltiCL'S. Senate and House conferee: agreed Wednesday .on a bil drastically rearranging an EVEREST *. JENNINGS WHEELCHAIRS FOtDS TO 10" RENTALS 4 SALES Fayellevllte DraÂ» E. 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