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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

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20 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Sept. 4, 1974 FAYETTEVII.LE, ARKANSAS How Arkansas Congressmen Voted House Rejects Amendment To Bill On LoansToRed Nations ·'. WASHINGTON -- Here's how Arkansas members of Congress were recorded on major rol leall votes in the days before the current congressional recess began on Aug. 22. IN THE HOUSE LOANS TO COMOMUNISTS-- Rejected, 178 for and 215 a- gainsl, an amendment to re- quire the Export-Import Bank to submit · to Congress an explanation of each loan proposed lo a Communist country, with cither house having power to prevent the loan by voting disapproval within 30 days. The parent bill (HR 15977) gives the President power to determine whether such loans are in the "national interest;" and stipulates that any proposed loan to a Communist country in excess of $50 million must be explained in writing to Congress 30 days before it is to take effect. Rep. Richard Ichord (D-Mo.), the sponsor, said his amendment would help to counteract public opinion that Congress has "surrendered its responsibilities to the executive branch." and would give Congress more control over questionable loans. There were no floor remarks of opposition. Reps. John Hiimmerschmidt (R-3), Ray Thornton (D-4) and Wilbur Mills (D-2) voted "yea." 'Mutt' Jones Not On County Voter Rolls CONWAY. Ark. (AP) - L. .7. Merrill, Faulkner County clerk, said Tuesday he had not restored the name of Guy "Mutt" Jones Sr. of Conway to the county voter rolls. Jones, who was convicted in 1972 of felony federal income tax charges, filled out a voter registration card in the county, according to Merrill. Merrill said that in the place on the form where it asks if tha applicant has ever been convicted of a crime, Jones placed a question mark. Merrill said he bad been urged by members of the coun- Ly election commission to re[urn Jones' name to the voter rolls. He removed Jones' namo from the voter list after the attorney general's office said Jones had been convicted of a felony, making him ineligible to vote. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week Rep. Bill Alexander (D-l) voted nay." R A I L R O A D GRADE CROSSINGS -- Rejected! 190 'or and 223 against, and amend- ncnt to kill a proposed "demonstration project" to improve traffic flow in Hammond, did. The effect of the vote was ,o retain a $14 million authorization for removal of highway railroad grade crossings in the northwestern Indiana city situated near Chicago. The authorization was part of the Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1974 (HR 12859). Rep. Ray Madden (D - Ind.), the' Hammond congressman, said the project is necessary because his district has more traffic congestion than any other single congressional district has. "There is not one area of the United States that can compare with the Calumet region of Indiana as far as traffic congestion is concerned," he said. Rep. H.R. Gross (R-Ia.), sponsor of the amendment, said nil other congressmen ·. have ·ailroad grade crossings that tie up traffic, "But we cannot get $14 million worth of special .rcatment and privilege." He said a federal demonstration project is unjustified because 'they have .been relocating railroad tracks a n d , eliminating *rade crossings ever since they started to built railroads." Alexander. Hammerschmidt, Thornton and Mills voted "nay." IN THE SENATE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS -- Rejected, 44 tor and 47 against, an amendment to lower U.S. military aid to South Vietnam from $700 million, to $550 million in fiscal 1975. The amendment \v a s proposed to the Defense Department appropriations b i l l (H. R. 16243). Sen. William Proxmire (D- Wis.), the sponsor, cited Defense Intelligence Agency statistics showing that the United Slates is providing eight times as much money to South Viet- iam as the Republic of China ind the Soviet Union together ire giving to North Vietnam. Proxmire warned that unless he Senate reduces "unnecessary" military spending "inflii- .ion will continue to rage." If domestic programs such as mass transit aid must feel the linch of inflation, so should aid .0 South Vietnam, he said. Quoting a State Department report,. Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) disagreed with Proxmire, saying that the 8-1 ratio actually is 4-3 and that a greater U.S. outlay is justified because "it is more expensive to guard a bank than to rob it." Goldwater added that unless the U.S. continues a high level of aid South Vietnam will "go down the drain." Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark.) voted "yea." Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark.) voted "nay." ..INFLATION CONTROL -Tabled, 50 for and 35 against an amendment giving the new Council on Wage and Price Stability power to delay major vage and price increases for 0 days. The amendment had occn proposed to While House ·cqucsted legislation (S. 3919) setting up the council to fighl Dilation. Supporters of the tabling mo- lion, who opposed the 60 - day cooling-off revision,, said t h e amendment would smack of wage-and-pricc controls, which President Ford had not request d. They said Congress should give the'President only the tools 'ie requests. Sen. Jacob Javils (R-N.Y.), sponsored Ihe amendment and opposed the tabling motion. He said the new council's power to hold hearings into wage and price increases will be of little value without a cooling-off period, for hearings are scheduled to take place after the increases occur. "A major review procedure before the increase was put into effect would cause corporations or unions to proceed more cautiously...," Javits said. McClellan volcd "yea." Fulbright did not vote. O?" QT:VT AY CLOSED Klan's Nominee Dale Reusch, 3,i, of Loiii, Ohio, recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a recenf Ku KIux Klan rally near Loveland, Ohio. Reusch has been selected by the Klan's leading iinrty as (lie organization's 1S70 presidential nominee. (AP Wirephoto) Urban Renewal Board Hears Director's Report M Meet SPRING-DALE -- The Board of Commissioners of the urban renewal a'gency okayed, three resolutions and listened to a report by agency director, Hilton Lewis, on the Housing and Community Development Act during the monthly meeting at the A.Q. Chicken House. Lewis told Ihe Ihree commissioners present that how the act will affect the urban renewal agency is not exactly known yet. The act, which does not become effective unli! Jan. 1, 1975, may mean only a slight administerial difference could mean dissolution of the entire agency, he said. The Act, signed into law two weeks ago, consolidates several community improvement programs that were partially finan ced with federal money. Under the new measure, communities will receive annually one bloc of money from the federal government for all programs. Lewis said approximately 80 per cent of the federal funding received must still be used on housing programs and urban renewal-type activities. Since Arkansas law does not allow cities .lo condemn land for resale, an agency-such as urban renewal will have to exist for these transactions, Lewis said. ALTEKS TERMINOLOGY Bacisally, he noted, the act still deals with urban renewal but calls it community development. For programs already started -- su.ch as Springdale's t\vo renewal projects and its public housing -- the law provides funds known as "hold-harm less." The amount of these funds will be about the same needec in the past for complelion ol the projects already begun. Pointing out that communities annually will have to make applications for funding b: stalirfg specific projccls for the coming year and naming long range programs, Lewis said the act "will force communities to do more long-range planning than they are used to." He noted that communities will have to get more accomplished of what Ihcy plan to do if they wish to receive money the following year. Commissioners James Ritter, Don Harp, and Stacy Looney (who was attending his first meeting as a commissioner) okayed the hiring of Slacy Lynn Salyer as secrclary-reccplionisl in Ihe agency office. AMENDS CONTRACT The board also approved a resolulion amending a contract with the Washington County Abstract and Title Company. Under the amended contract, the $2.000 ceiling price for work on property titles was increased to 83,000. Lewis noted that the company will only be paid for the work it does, but noted that the former price m a x i m u m has proven too low in previous cases. A t h i r d resolution granting right of way easement to the city for a sewer line along Crutcher Street property also was ·pproved by the commissioners. Lewis explained that the vater and sewer department lad cut into an old sewer line Before discovering six houses were still connected to it. This resulted in raw sewage draining into Spring Creek, and the need for immediate action. The · department installed a new line for these residences in the Crutcher Street area, culling across a portion of Urban Renewal property in the process. Lewis asked the de- parlmenl officials to request official easement from the commission. Because of the urgency of the maltcr, the line was laid before the request was made. Commissioners okayed the request. Attorneys Press For Contempt Citation LITTLE ROCK (AP' -- At! attorney for a group of inmates suit against the Piilaski! County Penal Farm argued Tuesday that it was time to lold Pulaski County Judge B.! Frank Mackey and Farm Supt.' M. L. Cherry in contempt of court. i AUorney Philip E. Kaplan ar-l gued in U.S. Dislricl Court thai Ihe two shnuM he held in contempt for failing to obey court; orders in the case. Mackey and Cherry "have! gone through more contempt! hearings and last-minute repr-l ievcs than in any case I know,"j Kaplan said. "The time has come where something has to be done lo people who have evaded, skirted, overlooked and refused lo ohey this court's decrees "Misdemeanants should have some indication that it works both ways, that law applies to the persons charged with en-1 forcing the laws (too)." Fed- 1 eral Judge J. SmitL Henley agreed that it appeared Ihe defendants had disobeyed the decree that closed the farm last Jan. 31 because of unconstitutional conditions there. He noted that it appeared that the county had used convict 'labor; here after that date. , i Answering an after-the-fact : request by the defendants to use legally convict labor under certain limitalions, the judge; said, "I think there is, in light of the history of the case, a good (leal of room of question as to whether any new plan of operation would be conducted in compliance with the court's decrees.". Henley took under advisement Ihe question of whether to hold Mackey and Cherry in contempt and whether to let the county use the farm on a limited basis. Deputy Pros. Ally. Tom Tanner of Pulaski County argued that Cherry and Mackey had not intentionally disobeyed the court's decree and, therefore, should not he held in contempt. But Henley said a lack of willfulness or intent may not be a defense in civil contempt. WED., THURS., FBI., and SAT. ONLY SEE OUR AD IN SUNDAY'S FAMILY WEEKLY PRETTY VINYL PANTCOATS Our Reg. 18.96 Versatile and practical... the tops in fashion. 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