Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 28, 1974 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 28, 1974
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· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wee)., Aug. 28, 1974 FAYITTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Under New Federal Law Rockefellers To Receive Free Housing By RICHARD J. MAI.OY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Here is a roundup of news items gathered in thp ration's capital by our Washington Bureau. VEEP HOUSE -- Nelson Rockefeller, one of the nation's richest men, will be the first vice president to get free housing from the taxpayers. After nearly two centuries, Congress finally got around this year to approving legislation providing government housing In the past, the nation's mirroor two man hnd to pay for housing out of his own pocket. Congress provided in the new legislation that a handsome old mansion on the grounds of the Naval Observatory, about five miles from the White House, would be the vice president's official residence. It had been occupied by the chief of naval operations, but he moved oul when the new law went into effect. Earlier this summer when he was slill vice president, Gerald R. Ford and his family began preparing to move from their home in the suburbs to the new vcep residence. But Richard M Nixon abruptly quit the presi riency under pressure, and the Ford family moved into the White House. It will he several months b e f o r e Congress confirms Rockefeller and he is sworn h as vice president. He alreads has a residence here, and hi future plans are unknown, bu it seems likely he and hi family will ! 3e the first officia occupants of the new vcej quarters. VACATION -- Relieved.of th burden of conducting a presi dentiai impeachment trial, Con gress decided to give itself two-week vacation which is no\ underway. But a spot-check showed lha most of the lawmakers will no be resting up during the con gressional recess. Instead they will be hac home in their, states and con gressional districts, campaign ing hard for re-election. A House members and one thir of the senators must face tl voters at the polls this fall. The resignation of Richar Nixon and the succession Gerald R. Ford to the pres dency has dramatically chang ed tbe political situation. Pre dictions of heavy Republica losses are being revised ntn that Nixon has been remove as a GOP political albatross. Thus checks with bot Republican and Democrat congressmen showed they wi c busy wooing voters at county! iirs, rallies and fund-raising ,'enls during the congressional eeess. . WATER QUALITY -- The nvironmenlal P r o t e c t i o n jjcncy had good news arid bad ews about the quality of the ation's waterways in a new eport. The good news was that the rst national inventory of water uality showed there is less oliform bacteria and oxygen cmanding organic materials i. ic nation's waterways. They Insects Hurling Stale Farm Crops LITTLE ROCK (AP -- Tn- ect problems are increasing in lost crops in Arkansas, ac- orcling to the Arkansas Coop rative Extension Service. The agency said in its weekly eport that crops advancet loser to maturity and t h a t and preparation began for the all planted grains a n d cooler eason grasses. The report also said lha' rops in most areas of the state could use some rain. . Here is a report on (he status of .various crops: COTTON -- The crop was in air to good condition and th 'ruiling rate was good. The ac .ivity of bolKvorms and weevil ncreased. Bolls were openin_ n the early planted fields. Pro ductipn is expected to be 1101 mal in most areas. RICE -- Tlie crop conclilip; remained good. Heading contii: lied in rice fields and some hai vest continued on early var ties. Yields were reported to b good to excellent and the qual ty of the rice was good. SOYBEANS -- Remained i fair to good condition., Yiel prospects were variable. Earl varieties were ncaring barvcs Later varieties needed rain. In sect and disease problems wei m i n i m a l . CORN -- Corning was in fa: to good condition and nearin maturity. FRUIT and VEGETABLE -- Watermelon harvest contii ued with melons general! being small. Grape harvest b gan. Late tomatoes continue to progress. O k r a ha i m p r o v e d since recen rains. Harvesting of peas wa in progress. e two major water pollutants. The bad news was that levels nitrogen and phosphorus, hich cause svaterway eutro- icalion, are rising.- EPA checked 22 major U.S. atcrways in its survey. BURGLARIES -- Crooks arc Bering clear of Post Offices ese days. · , The U.S. Postal Service cporlcd that during the fiscal ear which ended last month, ostal burglary losses fell below 00,000 for the first time in decade. The dramatic drop in postal urglaries was laid to stepped p enforcement efforts by deval agents. KILLER TORNADOES -- The ational Weather Service says 974 is shaping up as the worst iar in history for killer torna- oes. So far,-this year there have ecn more strong, killer lornn- oes than ever before. By the nd of July, a total of 725 lorna- oes had been reported, but 105 'ere super storms which auscd deaths. During all of last year, there ·ere only 34 killer tornadoes. VETERANS BONUS -- So far i states have passed laws roviding a state bonus to Viet- am War veterans. Amounts of the bonus range ro'm a high of $1.600 in North Dakota to a low of $100 in Illi- lois. For a veteran to qualify for me of these bonuses, most ;talcs require lhat he had lived there from six months to one 'car before entering the ser- 'ice. INFLATION NOTE -- The U.S. Commerce Department, which keeps tabs on the price of new homes being sold, has ssued a new report showing TOW inflation is causing home prices to skyrocket. . During the.second quarter of this year, the average sales 3rice of all new one-family lomes actually sold was a whopping $38,700, according to the report. This is a jump of nearly 10 per cent since this time last year. Completes Training .ORLANDO, Fla. -- Navy Airman Recruit Gary M. 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