Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 3, 1974 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, W«J., July 3, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS The Roll Cail Report House Places Restrictions On White House Staff .·- WASHINGTON -- Here's how Arkansas members of Congress were recorded on major roll ·call votes June 20 through June ·26. HOUSE . WHITE HOUSE STAFF -Rejected, 181 for and 237 'against, an amendment to preserve the President's existing While House staff hiring policies. . . · . . - · . . . The President now gets a fixed sum (or staff salaries, with few restrictions on staff size or pay levels. The amendment was offered to a bill H.R. 14715) authorizing funds for White House operations. The bin, later passed and sent to the Senate, establishes civil service salary evcls for White House staffers. Supporters wanted to perpe- uale the President's relatively ree hand in hiring. Diary Of Captured Nurse Tells Of Frustration, Faith AMSARA, Ethiopia (AP) "Two men asked for Bibles lo,day. Praise God, that is why Jle did not release me today," said the entry for June 4 in Deborah Dortzbach's diary. " The cramped writing in a small, blue notebook tells of frustration and fear, but mostly of the. faith that sustained the 24-year-old missionary nurse from Freehold, N.J., during her month as a captive of guerrillas in the Eritrean mountains of Ethiopia. ' ' C a n n e d luncheon meat again? Oh, for a glass of fresh water to drink! But, Lord, remind me again Thou prepares! ·a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." ·· Five months pregnant, Mrs, Dortzbach began her ordeal _suffering from morning sick- .ness and anemia: She emerged from the mountains 10 days ago ,no longer vomiting in the mornings and -- blood tests showed later -- no longer anemic. "It was God's protection," .the poised, serene daughter of a preacher said in an interview. . The ordeal over, she admitted that a sheltered childhood had not prepared her for vio lence. "But it was according to Ood s plan," she said calmly 'Even if His plan had included death, life doesn't end with the death for me. -It ends in Lord." Mrs. Dortzbach and her missionary husband Karl, 1A,' left Ethiopia this week- for the United Stales, where he will study at Westminster Seminary "n Philadelphia, Pa. After a year, they plan to return to the same American Evangelical mission hospital at Ghinda from which Mrs. Dortzbach was kidnaped. "God led us to this place. It js because of .our commitment to Him that we will come back," she said. Four members of the Erit- rean Liberation Front, .which is fighting for independence from Ethiopia, came to the mission hospital to seize Dr. Gilbert Den Hartog of Hastings, Mich., to treat their sick. They couldn't find Dr. Don Hartog, and another doctor anc nurse refused to go with them Panicking, the guerrillas seizec Mrs.. Dortzbach and a 54-year- old Dutch nurse, Anna Slrik- wercla, to use as hostages in case Ethiopian troops pursuec them. · As they fled, they hit the women with sticks to make them run faster. After 15 min utes Miss Strikwerda fell in a dry river bed. Mrs. Dortzbach heard a shot, turned and saw the Dutch nurse die. The guerrilla said he killed her becauss she couldn't keep up. Opponents argued that the White House staff -- which is not subject to Senate confirmation -- is growing too large and usurping jobs of Cabinet officers. Rep. M o'r r i s Gilbert Wins Award Allan Gilbert Jr., TIMES editorial page editor, has been selected as second place winner in (he annual Thompson Newspaper Editorials Conlest. A judge noted that Gilbert's editorials were "Clear, concise and about the best writing I have seen for a newspaper in local editorials." Thirty three newspapers took part in the contest with first place going (o the Portsmouth (New Hampshire) Herald. Udall (D-Ariz) argued against returning to "the blank check system of the past." Reps. John Hammerschmidt (R-3) and Ray Thornton (D-4) voted "yea." Rep. Bill Alexander. (D-l) voted "nay." Hep. Wilbur Mills (D-2) did not vote. HOUSING FOR ELDERLY -Passed, 274 for and 112 against, an amendment to authorize a SI.5 billion federal fund for guaranteeing mortgage money for housing the aged. Non-profit organizations-- such as churches and labor unions -- would qualify for the loans. The amendment was attached to H.R. 15361, a Housing and Urban Development bill that later was passed and sent to conference. The amendment also provides rent 1 subsidies for the low- income aged. Supporters argued that a critical shortage exists in suitable housing for the elderly. Rep. Ben Blackburn (R-Ga) said, "The budgetary impact will be minor compared to benefits derived." Opponents called the fund budget-busting. Most opponents argued that such mortgage money should come from private institutions, instead of directly from the federal government. Alexander, Hammerschmidt and Thornton coted "yea.' Mills did not vote. OMB FUND CUT--Rejected 152 for and 252 against, an amendment to slice operating funds for the Office of Manage ment and Budget. The amendment was offered to a bill (H.R. 1544) appropriating funds for various executive departments. The bill was later passed and sent to the Senate. The amendment would have cut OMB's funds from $2! million to $16 million. Aftei rejecting the $6 million cut, ths House approved a $2.6 millior reduction in OMB fuhds. OMB controls the spending levels of most federal pro grams. It has come under fire or impounding funds approved by Congress. Supporters argued that OMB hreatens to dominate the three branches of government. Rep. Jake Pickel (D-Tex) said, ,"It s time for OMB to end its one- man rule of the federal'bud- get." Opponents argued that OMB las harnessed the "overblown ederal bureaucracy." Hep. John Rhodes CR-Ariz) called the $6 million cut "a meat-ax amendment." Alexander and Thornton voted 'yea." Hammerschmidt voted 'nay." Mills did not vote. F O O D STAMPS FOR STUDENTS - Passed, 195 for and 123 against, an amendment to prohibit college students 'rom using food stamps, if they are supported -and claimed as .ax deductions by parents. The amendment was attached to a bill (H.R. 15472 to appro- mate fiscal 1975 funds for'the Deparlment of Agriculture and other agencies, which later passed and was sent to the Senate. Supporters argued that many students from high-and middle- income families abuse the food stamps program. Opponents did not ' speak against the measure. Alexander, Hammerschmidt, and Thornton voted "yea." Mills .voted "nay." SENATE .TAX .REFORM -- Rejected, 33:. for a n d . 64 against, an amendment to cut taxes for low- and middle-income persons and to end certain tax breaks for corporations and wealthy persons. . ' ' A week of parliamentary maneuvers had blocked a vote on the major 'tax-reform amendment. . The, proposals called for raising the personal income-tax deduction from $750 to $825, and for killing the nil depletion allowance, overseas corporate investment credits and some tax loopholes used by the wealthy. : ' . , . - . The amendment was -offered to' a debt ceiling bill (H.R. 14832) that was later passed arid sent to the .White .House. The bill was passed without amendments. If 't had not been signed into law by June 30, the federal government could not have paid its bills. Supporters ar»ued that low- income persons need relief from inflation and that tax cuts Plant Picketed RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Picket lines were set up Monday at both the Russellville and Dardanelle plants of Val- inae Industries after contract negotiations broke down between plant officials and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters local .425. The strike of the' poultry producing plant began after a vote of about 200 of the employes. Plant officials said they were ready to resume negotiations at any time. A · union spokesman said the contact 'dispute was over wages. The plants .will have to destroy 'about 200,000' eggs each day that the strike continues, a company spokesman said. Two Killed In Auto Train Accident WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. CAP) -- Jasper Jenkins, 5Y, and Ter ry Jenkins, 4G, both of Mem phis, were killed Tuesday when their .car collided iwilh a Rock Island train near here, State Police said. Jasper Jenkins was the driv cr and Terry Jenkins was a fe male passenger. Trooper David Dani said the Jenkins' car, traveling north on Arkansas 79, hit the train eigh feet behind the first engine No further details were im mediately available. vould boost the sagging eco; omy. They said the oil oeple ; ion allowance should be-clirai; ated because of high oil com- any profits. Sen. Edward Ken? nedy (D-Mass) called for pro-: /iding "some degree of ta;{ elief and equity" for those who. pay more than their share. ; Opponents argued against burdening a debt-ceiling bill vith non-germane amendments: They said that tax cuts would. eed inflation, and that.oil com- lanies must be encouraged to earch for oil. Some ^opponents' eared that the amendment vould encourage a flood of tax proposals. Sen. James Allen (Dj Ala) .said tax reformers were )laying "brinksmanship with he entire economic, well-being of the nation." '· Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D) and John McClellan (D) voted 'nay." . ; LIVESTOCK SUBSIDIES -! Passed, 82 for and 9 against," a bill to guarantee loans to cattle and hog producers (S. 3679). It now goes to the House.' The subsidies are designed as, relief from rising grain and; declining livestock prices. Pro-, ducers should get federal loans of up to $350,000. . * Supporters argued that produ~ cers need relief and consumers! need meat. . i Opponents attributed produ-: cers' problems to government bungles, such as the Soviet Wheat deal. Sen. Howard Met- zenbaum CD-Ohio) protested "the anti-consumer views of the Congress and the Administra? tion." ' McClellan voted "yea" ant} Fulbirght did not vote. TERMITES ? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc. COMMERCIAL 4, RESIDENTIAL,' 442-7298 \ Zf- ^.TJ*'^ J ^^H.AJSAs .L.J Colorful and Cool for a Great Summer Value .. . ORIG. $18 Orig, $26 Cool polyester and cotton summertime voile dresses at this very special price. Colorful prints in a choice of styles. 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