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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Sept. 4, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE. A R K A N S A S Small Town Problems Rampant Congressional Rural Caucus Dreams Of Some Achievements . By F R E D E R I C K L. HERNS ·"·TiMES Washington Bureau --·WASHINGTON -- When it rains in Locust Grove, Okla., '[lie sewers overflow into the streets and fields. That f a c t won't make headlines, but it to the 1.009 rural community. national towns across the nation lot identify with. An informal organization 48 Congressmen is trvm b solutions to the problems can f s c n l a t i v c s as concentrations of increased. N U M B E R S GHOWN the population in urban areas small town America -- from faulty sewer systems lo inade- Today, in large black from the city, addition to 'the of Congressman there are a growing number of lawmakers who represent suburbia. Suburban Congressmen and the interests or their constituents ""'" qualc housing. Among Ihe caucus members is Rep. John P. Haniinersch- midt (R-Ark.). - - , , Thirteen mouths alter its for- dominate Congress ly Ihe year inatioit, the Congressional Rural 12000. according to analysts Caucus still has more dreams here. than achievements. But the T h e R u r a l Caucus, which optimism among the group's jineels formally on an irregular nonpartisan members runs high, and there's hope lliat the caucus will someday be the voice of rural America, a unified coalition for the nation's 105 Congressional districts in which no city has a population o f more than 50,000. . . . The formation of a group to aide to group member ·epresent rural communities is : Brcckinridge (D-Ky.). symbolic of changes that have I Even its^ strongest supporters .aken place in " ' " "' "'" " ~" basis, was established to stem the power of urban legislators and make the most, of what strength small-town congressmen have. "The Rural Caucus is trying to be a spokesman for rural areas," says Robert Amalo. an John nan for rural America. The irganiza'lion has issued nearly 200 reports to its members on cgislalion affecting rural deve- opmcut. land use planning, ailroad expansion and other ssucs of mutual concern. The members, for example, were informed of and urged to iiipport provisions in the [lousing and Community Devc- opmenl Act which broadened the scope of federal housing assistance in rural areas. COMMUNICATIONS The Caucus h a s communicated with more than 40 federal agencies in hopes of finding solutions to problems like 'the rural physician shortage, gaso ; l i n e maldistribution an ' f u n c t i o n , transportation "Ours is mostly . an f o r m a t i o n gathering But there's reason to believe hat the role of (lie loosely knit coalition of members from 26 slates is changing. The group filed suit in Dis- ,rict Court here last May lo brcc the release or $4.5 billion ipproprialcd for various programs and then impounded by he Nixon Administration. The suit was filed against Roy L. Ash, the director of the Office disseminating deteriorating tacilities. and remarks Charles M. Cooper, an roup could be influential some- lay." HEADQUARTERS That was the intention of VIcSpadden and Rep. Charles Rose (D-N.C.) last, year when they began organizing the group as a means of assuring "the of Management Budget, seeks the release of $3.4 billion in federal highway funds, more than $120 million for rural wnlcr and waste disposal programs, and other funds. Court deliberations on the suit will begin on Sept. 23. The outcome could have an important effect on Ihe Caucus 1 membership drive, which has a goal of more than 10 per cent of the House members joining the group by the end of the year. "Membership could have kitu: orderly growth development of r u r a l ' America." Caucus headquarters were set up i n McSpaddeu's office, a n d invitations were mailed to those Congressman who were perceived lo have voted correctly on f a r m bills, the Rural Development Act of 1972 and oilier legislation of rural interest. A total of 175 invitations were sent out in Ihe form of a "Dear Colleague" letter urging t h e Congressmen to join an organization interested in "legislative and other action lhal will benefit our folks in small communi of farmers," reflected Jane cbcper, n legislative assistant o Rep. .S. Stuckey Jr. (D- GH.). "Together, we hava strength in numbers." At the very last, t h e Congressional R u r a l Caucus serves is a "resource" for its mem- )ers. many of whom arc freshmen with small staffs and small offices. Members contribute lo caucus expenses, since tho group is not supported by any Congressional appropriation. Caucus members believe that :heir group may someday become as well-known as the and lobbying organizations for Indians and women. "We're not accomplishment oriented yet," admitted Doris Frecdmau, an aide to Caucus member Edward Cczvinsky (D- ties throughout country- is lowa). "But the group growing." So much so. in fact, that Ihe flooding sewers in towns like Locust Grove. O k l a . , may someday be considered a top priority problem. M i s s Rlioiirta K a y Pone ., seems to be thinking about " t h e Miss America title and doing a little wishful t h i n k i n g as she wails For her t u r n at a nhologranhic session al Al- liinlic City, N..I. (AP Wire- pholo) -Business Spending Up Sharply lite High Interest Rates By JOHN CUNNIFF Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Are those high interest rales holding down business spending? -Aren't, they supposed to? The answer to the First question is no, they're not holding down spending. The answer to the second is yes. they should ·oe discouraging spending it the theory is correct. The Conference Board, an independent research organization supported mainly 1« business, Found in a study just Finished lhal the nation's l.OOt largest manufacturers have sharply raised their capital ap propriations. Between the first and second quarters oF the year, it found these manufacturers authorized the spending of $16.29 billion, a whopping .19 per cent increase. Since appropriations are au thorizations to spend money the future, the impact of heavy capital spending most likcl will be felt for many months t come, when the actual spendint will be done. While Ihe board said it feel: an appropriations peak migh have been reached, the sub slantial increase in spendin plans d u r i n g the April-Maj June quarter adds aiiothe Hard Rghfinc Reported in SAIGON. South Vietnar · ("AP) _ The South Vietnames . government today rcporlc ' hard fighting southwest of D ', iVang and north of Saigon wit , Heavy government casualties i ' battle and heavy Nort ' Vietnamese and Viet Cong los ; es in the other. A commi 'nique said one government so i dicr was killed, niue wei , wounded and about 20 wer missing from a battalion h ' Monday night 25 miles tout ; west of Da Nang by an artillei . and ground attack. · North Vietnamese and Vi . Cong casualties were u n k n o w the Saigon command said. B ' i t claimed 75 Viet Cong we; ; killed hy air and ground ford . in a series of skirmish' · around Tan Uyen, 25 mil ' northeast of Snifion. The con . muniquc said government cas 1 allies there were one killed an 'seven wounded. , A military spokesman sa the action around Tan Uyen r 'suited from a governmrr _ sweep lo ease pressure on the ' t o w n of Bien Ffoa, 15 miles "northeast of Saigon, and the big ;a(ir base there. The base and , the town have been hit hy re- ·pcntcd rocket attacks. · 'The government also reported that a small bus hit a m i n e "in the Mekong Delta, killing ^scvcn c i v i l i a n s and wounding .three others. ' In Cambodia, government ·forces were trying lo relieve ·;50I) troops besieged bv K h m e r _ K o u g e insurgents al Das K a n - '·chor, 4 miles .southwest of ··Phnom Penh. But heavy fire '.was blocking (lie relief force, 'Tield reports said. - ueslion mark about monetary ilicy. The avowed intention of the ederal Reserve Board's tight .oney policy is lo discourage lending, t h u s bringing the conomy down to a noninfla onary pace. The most logical explanation ir the surge in appropriations that many U.S. industries be eve they must expand their iipacity or make their prodiic- on lines more efficient. The largest jump in appro- riations, some 125 per cent, ·as registered by the petro- eum industry, with nonferrous netals -non iron, that is--pa er and chemicals following in hat order. One reason for expecting ieak has been reached in ap- iropriations, said the board, is hat electrical machinery orders ire being increasingly affected troubles in the electric iitili- y industry. Utilities are among those in- lustries that have been forced o curtail borrowing. Bond is- ;ues have been postponed by poor markets and expansion }!ans have been t h w a r t e d by numerous factors, including en- 'ironmenlal restraints.' Nevertheless, a separate survey of targe manufacturers, his one also conducted by the Conference Board, suggests .hat capital spending is likely .o remain strong in 1975. It said about 50 per cent of manufacturers responding to be survey expect their capital spending to rise in 1075. 30 per cent expect little change oven 1974 levels, and 20 per cent an- 1 ticipate a decline. Nearly one-half of those expecting a dip in their capital ^ p e n d i n g next year -- that is, 10 per cent of all the manufacturers surveyed -- cite tight credit conditions as a dominant factor. an assistant lo Caucus member WED., THURS., FBI., SAT. NO-IRON SHEETS Reg. 3.44 Reg. 4.57 Twin Flat Hjft Double Or Fille. d ^^Fflat or Fitted Pretty gingham-checked sheets in no- iron polyester/cotton. 130threadcount. Reg.2.97 Pillowcases, Pair 2.57 NO-SRQN RIBBED SPREAD Our Reg. 10.77 -- 4 Days Only Bedrooms get a whole new decor in just the time it takes to change the spread! Vibrant, solid colors add a rich look. Deep ribbing adds a textured touch. What's more, the no-iron cotton/rayon is machine-washable, colorfast and Shrinkage-controlled. Full, 90x105" or Twin, 74x105" sizes. Teen Slumber-Bag Reg. H.47 8 ^.. '2fif^i;:j , u .rfi-l^»i-' --i Gingham-Print Pillow Twin Reversible comforter zips into a sleeping bag. Cotton with polyester fill. Checked gingham col- ton covered bed pillow. Dacron® polyester filled. PLUMP SLEEP PILLOW Reg. 3.27--4 P"." mFltf Crushed chicken fealh- ^ ·** ers/shredded-polyure- thane loam fill.20x26".' 1 · ^ ^ w mm 2 18 4 Days SHEARED VELOUR TOWEL SOFTIE" BATH TOWEL V e l v e l y s h e a r e d cotlon velour. 97"? Washcloth, ... 1,07 Hand Towel, 1.38 S h e a r e d c o t l o n / polyester lerry. Olc Washcloth, file 2.07 Hand Towel, 1.27 Klan To Field National Siale ATLANTA, (!a. (AP) -- The National Knights of the Ku K l u x K l a n will riin presidential and vice presidential c a n d i - j dates for the first time in 1971), | and they have already chosen: their men. ! . James R. Venable, the impe- I rial wizard, said Dale Reusch. j3j, of Lodi, Ohio, grand dragon in Ohio, received the presidential nomination and chose Scott Nelson, 35. of Houston, Tex., the i m p e r i a l wizard of the Texas Fiery Knights, as his r u n n i n g mate. They were chosen on Monday as Ihe Klari svound up its a n n u a l convention. Vcnablc said the K l a n will campaign against forergn aid, welfare, the United Nations, taxes, the present chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and the current system of "regional government." LOUNGER PILLOWS Reg. 2.37-- 4 Days Pretty, 14x18" cotton/ polyester pillows filled w i t h urethanefoam. DISH CLOTH *» fl» ,5,5 Reg. Ste Striped coitonter- ry. 13x13-in.Save. L/4l.rv, w DISH TOWEL RC K- 77 f 1.09 / / t otripedcolfo'n terry. 16x28-in. Save. 3.13x13 "DISH CLOTHS Ren. 1.02--Bdl of 3 Colorrui, conoii waine weave cloths. Absorbent Save al K marl. . « 74 Bdl. 14x34" DOOR MIRROR Reg. 6.22-4 Days Mirrors have brass- look or walnut-look plastic moldings. 24x4R" PICTURES Reg. 21.66--4 Days Scenes ana subjects. Each in 2" wide wood frame. 14* WROUGHT IRON TABLES 44 Rog.4.88 4-DRAWER DESK Reg. 39.88 \66 CREDENZA BOOKCASE Reg. 42.66 Tight p W74jy S. S f Your Choice Sturdy, black tables f o r b o o k s , p h o n e , many ulilily purposes. 4 Days Knee-hole desk in choice ol walnut- lookor maple-look. RECORD CABINET Reg. 12.96 Q96 JfcF 4 Days 2 sliding doors, aluminum legs. Walnul- I or maple-look.Save. '4 Days Sliding doors enclose inside shelf. Spanish oak-look. 48-IN. ROOM DIVIDER Reg. 47.88 3S 88 *j4Days Sliding doors enclose inside shelf. Spanish oak-look. ORTH AND ROLLING HILLS DR. - FAYETTEVILLE

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