StU fnm NATteNti WW7WMI fIXVICt Weather Forecast howers are forecast Friday or the Southwest, the central nd eastern Gulf and t h e Northeast. Cool weather is expected (or the northern plains, hut warmer weather is fore- cast elsewhere. (AP AVirepho- to Map) Senate Approves WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nate has approved a $4.56 bil- on spending bill to fund scores public works projects roughout the nation. The bill, passed Thursday by te of 78 to 17, is $92.8 million ore expensive than the House rsion passed earlier this year. The Senate rejected attempts to make major cuts in the bill's pricetag. Â· ' Although the bill also funds the Atomic Energy Commission and several other federal agencies, the bulk of the appropriation pays for dam, reservoir and other water-related projects around the country. The differences between the House and Senate versions must be resolved in a conference committee. -, The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Weebl Thunderstorms Ease Midwest Crops Damage By The Associated Press Locally severe thunderstorms caused damage to crops and some buildings in isolated areas of the midconlineht late Thursday, and flash flood warnings were posted for parts of Arizona early today. One storm-dropped ? Inches of rain at''. Norman,: lOkla^, Thursday evening, and winds gu slings to ;,;?[.: miles'- per ihour- caused-minor; property damage, and some'flash flooding. Â· Â·Â· Â· Near Fargo, N.D., crop damage was estimated at 50 to 100 per cent after 60 m.p.h. winds and ?.-inch hail struck the area late Thursday. The National Weather Service said tornadoes -were sighted _ _ _. near Grand Forks, N.D., and at back 1 Dell City, Tex., 60 miles cast of tions. El Paso, where minor damage occurred.. Â·... . , = j Despite" the 'scattered severe veattjef 0 the; I'storrti?; In/many cases brought badly needed rain to -'dried-outfarm fields in the Midwest and the Plains. The rains were expected to con- :inue through the day; In much of the Midwest. Some flash flooding was expected with heavy thunderstorms over Northwest Arizona. Elsewhere, partly cloudy to cloudy skies prevailed, Temperatures before- dawn ranged from 94 at Thermal, Ca lif.,' to 52 at-Quitlayute; -Wash. -Palmer Tb^Appeal LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ronald R. Palmer, former vice president of , Community Investment 'Development, Inc., filed notice here Thursday that he will appeal his conviction of misuse of federal grants to CIDI. . . . Palmer -was -'sentenced ; on July 22 by Judge Oren Harris of U.S. District Court-at-Little Rock lo-lwo.year.s-in prison and one year ?oh r 'pr5Dation for 10 counts .pf misapplying...abq.u t $12,000'.-'Â·Â·-'Â·' - ' / ' - Â· - Â· Â« ' - - ;Â·' ;Â·. Palmer,- who' was 'convicted of the charges May 9 by a federal jury, -still faces another trial'on a charge that he and three others conspired to lake a kickback from Office' of Economic Opportunity grants to CIDI. . Â·'Â· Â· Executive Says No Company Funds Used In Campaign Gift Northwest Arkania. TIMES, Friday, Aug. 2, 1974 Â· FAVKTTIV1LLI, ARKANSAS DALLAS (AP)'-- A vice president of Electronics Data Systems Inc. of Dallas has said that no company funds wore involved in a $100,000 given by two company officials lo the 1972 presidential campaign of Wilbur Mills, D-Ark. EDS is a major processor of health insurance claims and Is owned by Texas millionaire H. Ross" -.Perot,-- who 'demands Very ' high standards for our people .. . around the clock." The contributions were given by -EDS -president Milledge A Hart III and regional vice pros ident Mervin L. Stautfcr, both of Dallas. According to Watergate files released in Washington Thurs day the money was given ir small installments lo 17 dummy committees set up in 1972 tc Dack Mills' presidential aspira ions. - Mills, : ,head of. the Hous Ways-and Means Committee, i expected to' have a, guiding in 'luencQ. on any. future naliona leaith insurance plan. Tom Marcus, financial vie president of the firm, pointe out that the contributions d i not come from corporation Funds. He said, however, he d not know why Hart and Slau fer gave secretly. Stauffer said the money cam out of his own pocket and w 'en in checks of $3.000 to the [ferent committees. According to the information leased in Washington tin loney was delivered on March 0, 1972, about one week before uch secret donations became legal-. Stautfer said he.could not remember who had requested the ontributions.. "It happened a ong time ago,, he said adding e had contributed $49,500 and Hart $51,000. ' . . . V , . . , . . . . , Hart could riot be reached for omment. Perot, 44, is a Dallas busi- icssman known as a strict boss vho demands loyalty f r o m em- iloycs. His company has been in- Â·estigatcd by congressional committees probing the handling of medicare contracts. Perot runs his company on a strict set of rules governing :heir conduct in and outside of their jobs. - . ,..' .... Damage Reported SPR1NGDALE -- Dub, Hayes of 1908 WesUy.obd .AVeV reported a large.- rock - w a s -Â· thrown through the. left .front window of his car Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The rock, estimated to weigh about 40 pounds, was found in the back seat of Hayes' car, p a r k e d - i n front of his house. The door panel was also damaged by the rock. Sip it slow... Kentucky Beau EXPERT WATCH REPAIR SWIFTS CTNnth RWIr *t. \( BEAU We'vebeen making gentlemen's v/hiskey In Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone into Kentucky Beau. We took our time making it. 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