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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Thursday, August 8, 1974
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Tucker Hits FEA Propane Pricing , LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker said Wednesday that he would meet with representatives of the Federal Energy Administralion in Washington Aug. 15 to discuss new propane pricing regulations and the status of a lawsuit he has filed against the FEA. He said the FEA, in response to a lawsuit he filed Monday, had admitted its propane pricing regulations were "inadequate and could contribute to even higher prices." Tucker filed suit in Washington against the FEA seeking copies of the information the FEA used to set propane prices. The suit also contended that the FEA had violated setting propane prices. its Two hours after the suit was filed, Tucker received from what he satd was cal high official in the FEA telling him that three new propane pricing regulations had just been is sued and would go into effect immediately. in the suit, Tucker said he believed the FEA had not made a propane-pricing study of its own and that all it had to go on was a 1973 Coil of Living Coun cil study. Tucker said th; study was inadequate a n should not be used in setting current propane prices. To A New Administration Norihwert Arkansai TIMES, Thuri., Aug. 8, 1974 · 9 FAYETTKVILLI, AKKAHtA* . Transition. Likely Wou/of Be Sudden, Complete Tucker had been asking the 'EA for seven months to jus- fy their propane price regu- ations lo him because he said e felt propane prices were "al- ogether too high." The attorney general said he eceived a letter Wednesday rom John Sawhill, the adminis- rator of the FEA, in which Sawhill enclosed a copy of the Cost of Living Council study and said he hoped the study would, answer, Tucker's ques- ions. Tucker said Sawhill's letter proved "that the Federal Ener- WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon should 8. Office and the Federal Jnergy Administration have consistently pursued a policy of adopting propane pricing regji- ations without any formal writ:en studies or analyses ol the mpact of those regulations." The FEA Act of 1974 specific ally requires that such studies be made, Tucker said. "The adoption of the new .egulations as an emergency response to the continuing high propane price levels may begin to f 1 n a 11 y produce equitable propane prices," Tucker, said. "I am deeply concerned that the frantic efforl lo produce Ihese regulations suggesls again that the FEA has failed its statutory responsibility to get its facts together before it takes action;" he added. -- If resign pt be removed from office by impeachment, the transition to a new administration would be sudden and complete with a minimum of ceremony. The new president would take olfice as quickly as in the past when a president has died. But :he fact that the outgoing president is alive and well complicates the matter a bit. When one president succeeds another after an election, the tradition is .that" the mantle of office changes hands when the new man takes the oath: Despite the complications, thai probably wonld be the case ill the event of resignation or impeachment. Should Nixon become the first president in the history oi the office to resign, it is likely that the change of command from President Richard M Nixon to President Gerald R.,ing vole was announced. would lie accomplished )efore most Americans even mew about it. All that would be required for Mxon to quit the office would be for him to transmit a document of resignation to the secretary of state. But in the interest of national security in ' the nuclear age, ffixon almost certainly would have Ford oil hand to take the oath of office as his successor immediately. in the rase of a president being forced from office by imp e a c h m e n t , t h e procedure would be a little more cumbersome but almost as immediate, The only constitutional requirement tov removing a pres ident from his office is a two thirds vote of guilty to any one article of impeachment. Techni cally, then, Nixon would cease to be president as soon as a los However, for such a momentous occasion, some ceremony is required. The Senate ·ules under which the trial would be conducted state t h a I ipon' conviction "the Senate shall proceed to pronounce udgnienl." Presumably, the chief justice as presiding officer at the trial would make the announcement. Then deposit of a certified copy of the judgment with the secretary of state completes the process. Ford, no doubt, would be close at hand to take the oath. However, scholars disagree as to the embarrassing gap that would exist between the fatal vote, Nixon's notification and the filing at the Stale Department. The Constitution requires a president to take the oath "before he enters on the execution of his office." But as a practical matter he must become president the instant a vacancy exists. What would happen if the incumbent, thoufih convicted at an impeachment trial, insisted on holding on until ,he was formally notified and his succcs or sworn lucss. Whatever presidency, in, is anybody's the the president would status of Ihe office of vice be vacant the moment Ford ascended to the lop job. But under the new 25th Amendment Ford could name a Slonc New Coach RICHMOND. Va. -- The Uni versity of Richmond srgnee Carl Slone of George Washing ton University as the new hea basketball coach. lew vice president and presi-. ential successor subject to atificalion by Congress. Many officials of the Nixon ddminislralion, such as Score- ary of Slale Henry A. Kissin- ;er, would likely slay on in a new Ford administration, for a vhile at least. Meanwhile, the ousted president couid be indicted, tried and punished for any criminal acts he might have committed .n office. The same would hold true if he resigns. Scholars arc not agreed on whether a sitting president has any protection [rqm prosecution, but whatever shield there may be is lost once de leaves office. Resignation, however, woulc likely end the impeachmonl process. Although it could go on. In the pact the Senate has dismissed impeachment actions against men no longer in office The first constitutional object if an impeachment, to remove i person from office, would b« satisfied by resignation. But mpcachmcnl also allows the Senate to ban a defendant from all future federal office, which would not be accomplished by esignation. Tigers Ink Ployers DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers signed one player picked in the June free agent draft and two Canadians who were not drafted, officials said Wednesday. The Canadians players Trr* left-handed pitcher Sheldon Burnsidc of Elobicoke, Out., and left-handed first base-man Greg Darichuk of Oakville. Ont. Right-handed pitcher Robert LaLonde of Watertown, N.Y., ulso was srgned. Federal Food Spending Rises WASHINGTON (AP) - Government budget experts say federal food program costs will account for 68 per cent of total Agriculture Department spending this year, compared with 50 per cent in 1973-74. The new figures are based on cost projects for such programs as food stamp operations and school lunch operations. In all, those are expected to cost $6.2 billion of USDA's total spending of $9.1 billion in the year ending next June 30. Earlier, USDA experts had calculated food program spending would run about $5.9 billion and account for about 64 per cent of a USDA budget of $9.2 billion proposed by the Nixon appropria- administration. The new USDA OPEN DA11Y 9-10; SUN. ClOSED THURS. FRI. SAT. lions bill approved by Congress and now at the White House waiting for Nixon's signature, would mean higher spending for food programs while cutting total outlays slightly, one official said Wednesday. During the past fiscal year ended June 30, food programs totaled about $4.9 billion half of overall USDA ending of. $9.8 billion, according to revised estimates. SPENDING RISES Food program spending has and community development. That was about $150 million less than in the previous fisea' year. Emergency loans last year totaled $128.3 million made to 22,434 borrowers. In the 1972-73, those totaled $557.8 million to 123,667 borrowers, the agency's report showed. Community development was a big gainer last year, aided b: three new programs. In al! loans and grants lo help com munity development totaled $774,5 million, compared with $453.7 million the year before. The three new programs were: community facility loans $49.8 .million; industrial grants $9.9 million; and business and of industrial loans $199.9 million. fl Farm operating loans rose to $524.9 million against $454.6 n million in 1972-73; but those to help people buy farms declined jjj to $352.2 million from $408 million a year earlier. Rural housing loans 'rants also dropped overall to 51.79 billion last year, compared wilh $1.86 billion in 197273. The largest cutback was for low and moderate-income housing, down to $1.59 billion from $1.74 billion the year before. A spokesman said part of the reason appeared to he the rising cost of homes, meaning couPOAfDrsreouwT ~] "" On Health and Beauty Aids CO; risen dramatically in recent years while costs of farm subsidies have come down, meaning a shift in how much USDA money is spent. In fiscal 1972-73, for example, food program spending was $3.5 billion or 32 per cent of overall USDA costs of $10.9 billion. Farm payments that year were a record of nearly $4 billion. But that has changed with a shift to all-out crop production for wheat, corn and some other key commodities. Higher market prices have meant sharp cuts in direct farm payments. Those last year totaled $2.6 billion and for 1974 are expected to drop to $600 million or less. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Bufz favors transferring government food programs lo the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to that USDA can concentrate on farm-related functions. Realistically, however, t h e is sentiment among some farm organizations and members of Congress to keep food programs where they are so that agriculture has more leverage with urban lawmakers when farm bills arise on Capitol Hill. The Farmers Home Administration spent less money on rural loans and grants last fiscal year than it did in 1972-73, but much of the reduction was because farmers needed less emergency aid to cope with crop and livestock losses. In the year ended last June 30, the agency said Wednesday, Farmers Home spent slightly less than $3.6 billion «n programs to help farmers, housing that some potential applicants were unable to qualify or el se reluctant to undertake larger obligations. Nixon administration Pa r m officials continue lo speak out against pressure for export controls advocated by some to conserve grain and other products for American consumers. Further, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Ycutter said Wednesday that the United States "will probably" harvest record grain crops this year despite drought and other troubles in some areas. "The rest of the world is having a relatively good crop year, so world food production should be fairly adequate for w o r l d needs," Yeuller lold a meeling of USDA officials. Even so, he said, "we expect continued pressure for export conlrols STAND-IN GETS WILD OVATION LONDON (AP) '-- Patrick McCarthy went to a concert to listen and found himself singing the star solo role instead. Wednesday night at the Royal Albert Hail baritone Thomas Allen collapsed under the heat of the television lights soon after the starl of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." McCarthy, a 23-year-old student at the London Opera Center, stepped onto the platform and told conductor Andre Previn that he knew the role, one of Ihe most difficult in the mod- and trn repertoire. Previn waved him on, McCarthy turned in a triumph. The packed audience gave him a standing ovation. . "The first Mr. Previn knew was when I appeared in front of him," McCarthy said. 'I could have been a nut or a raving Communist about to shout ilogans. But I wasn't really nervous. It .lust seemed the obvious thing to da," unless the weather :akes a distinct turn for the foetlcr. Too many government executives still think they can create bushels of grain by pulling strings from Washington." Mills Says Impeachment Is Inevitable WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., said Wednesday that he does not understand why President Nixon is even considerng staying in office when he stands to loose his pension if convicted by the Senate. Mills said in an interview that Nixon's impeachment is inevitable and that Nixon seems to have little support left in the Senate. "It's quite evident to me that the House will pass overwhelmingly at least one article," he said. Mills said his earlier plan to offer Nixon immunity from prosecution in return for I , h e President's resignation has lost support because of recent revelations about Nixon's involvement in the Watergate incident. "Certainly l.h e President would he reprimanded, ever, under such a proposal," Mills said. "But I don't think the House would even consider such a move." Mills also said there was considerable legal dispute over whether the Congress was cm- powered to prevent the courts from indicting the President following a resignation. The congressman said he was not particularly surprised at the President's concession that he had omitted some damaging evidence from the tape Iran- scripts of conversations with aides. BREACOL FOR COUGHS 4'yfc-OZ.* BROMO SELTZER WELLA CARE SHAMPOO Your Choice BROMQ SKLTZKM ·WSSKS* Decongestant For an upset stomach and headache. Herbal or balsam shampoo. 8U.OZ. Good Only AD9.8Tta«Am. 10,1974 Gtood Only Aog.8Tttru Aug. tO, 1374 Good Only Aug. a Thru Aug. 10,1974 8FL.OZ. WELLA CARE® Suave Shampoo 15 O z . _ BRECK* RINSE 72c Good Only ADO. a Thru Am. 10,-H74 Good Only Aug. 8 Tflru Aug. 10,1974 Good Only Aug. 8 Thru Aug. 10,1974 Good Only Aug.STTuu Aug. 1O,t974 3-OZ/fDS FEMININE SPRAY 7 Oz. 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