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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Tuesday, October 8, 1974
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Hammerschmidl Voles To Cut Funds Requested For Nixon By KENNETH B. DALECKI TIMES Washington Bureau WASEHNGTON -- Rep. John Paul Hammerechmidl, it-Ark., voted in support of cuts t h i s week in funds requested f o r former President Nixon'i first six months of retirement. He voted with the House ma- Jorlly which decided to limit Nixon benefits but not eliminate them completely. Hammerschmidt, however, would h a v e gone further than the malority did. The Ford Administration hse sought $850,000 for the ex- President. The House Appropriations Committee recommended approval of only $398,000 and the full House reduced that to $200.000. First.the House voted 169 to 228 against an amendment eliminating all "transitional funds" which Nixon would get to pay the expenses of shifting from public to private life. Hammerschmidt supported the amendment. Then it voted 342 to 47 to reduce to $100,000 the amount the ex-President should get in transitional money. Mr. Ford had requested $450,000 for this pur pose. OTHER CUTS The congressmen then voted 321 to 62 to reduce spending on permanent personal benefits for Nixon (such as his pension and staff aides) to $100,000. Mr. Ford had sought $400,000. The House voted overwhelmingly -- 344 to 46 -- against denying Nixon all personal bene- Widespread support for t h e reductions followed a groundswell of critical mail to congressmen after Mr. Ford an- nounced h« would ask for $850. 000 to pay for Initial benefits to Nixon. Congressmen who supported deep cuts In the Nixon budget noted that If he had not rcs'gn- ed and had been impeached, he would not be eligible for .1 n y federal compensation. Opponents claimed the former President should get the same consideration his recent predecessors 'received after leaving the White House. During the House debate, it was disclosed that it cost taxpayers $415,000 to support Nixon during his first six weeks Prices Drop As Russian Wheat Deal Is Halted OKLAHOMA CITY Okla. (AP) -- The halting of a Russian grain deal brought wheat trading to a stop in Oklahoma as prices per bushel (ell as NerthwMt Arkantai TIMES, TUM., Oct. I, 1974 AVCTTIVIkLI, AUKANOA* ______ much as $1. Prices Monday out during of offi ice. That amounts to $9.800 per da y and include* salaries for 22 assistants detailed to Nixon from government agencies, Secret Service protection and operations at his San Clemente and Key Biscayne homes. These funds a r e over and above the allowances Congress is now debating. In the Senate, a subcommittee has cut the Nixon fund request to $328,000 and the full Senate is expected to reduce it still further when it comes up for a vote. Differences between final Senate and House proposals will have to be ironed out by a conference committee. Salaries For Employes Of Nixon Shown ranged in from S4.17 trading to $4.75 compared to recent prices of S5 and above. "The wheat market isn't ;here today" said John Goodwin deputy commissioner for the state agriculture department. "They (the federal government) just killed it for us." Dr. Houston Ward extension economist said he expects the wheat market to continue to go down the rest of the week. "The possibility of future ac tion by the government of this sort will keep lhe' r markc down" he said. Walker said if the halt in ex s is temporary howeve market may "iron itsel out" in a couple of weeks. "The word is 'cautious' bu we'll be back on the trad eventually," he said. "There won't be nearly the speculativi optimism of last week again." RESENTMENT EXPRESSED Most of the expressed resent ment was over the timing o President Ford's aclion in halt ing the sate of 3.4 million ton of corn and wheat to Russia. Many Oklahoma farmer Byrd Admits He's Interested In 1976 Presidential Race West Virginia Democratic Chairman J.C. Dillon Jr. betfan urging Byrd to seek the prfci- dcncy more than a year ago. 1'hc West Virginia senator Has. until now, refused to discuss .he possibility but has recently stepped up speeches in behalf o f Democratic candidates around the country. . n The question of a Byrd candidacy arose after the senator lold correspondent Paul Duke in the Public Broadcasting Service interview that he thinks the Democrats should choose a 1976 ticket with candidates "who are in the middle of ,tha road." and who have "credibility, integrity, courage, common sense and guts." Asked if Robert Byrd fitted those criteria, the senator 'replied slowly, "Robert Byrd" is not disinterested," .pausiifg more than five seconds between (he words "not" and "disinterested." Asked if that included Hie v:ce presidency, he replied, "I wouldn't rule out the possibility National Beauty Salon Week of a spot OH the national ticket. WASHINGTON (AP) - As- istanl Senate Democratic Deader Robert C. Byrd, whose ome-slatc chairman in West /irginia has been booming him or the presidency, has admit- ec! for the first time he is in- erested in a spot on tha 1976 Democratic ticket. Choosing his words carefully, he West Virginia Democrat oined the growing list of presidential prospects by declaring n a television interview Monday night that he is "certainly not disinterested" in the 1976 presidential bid. But he said it is "far too ear:y" to go beyond that, adding 'it's probably only a mere, thin possibility." He -said, "I'm not ying awake at night" thinking about the 1976 race. Beauty Salon Week Is Being Observed is being observed in our community, as well as throughout the nation, by the 64,000 members of lha National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists I ' m c e r t a i n l y n o t disinterested." . " Four prospecijve Democratic candidates have support around Rep. Morris K. been seeking the country: Udall of Ari- Association. The Association zona ranci Scns - Lloyd M. Bejit- isen of Ison of Potpourri (CONTINUED FROM PAGE makes the election on October 10th unique for the great majority of British electors is...that for once the claim is true. The Batman And Robin To The Rescue A small, lurry hat, apparently mistaking the windowlcss TIMES building for a cave, set up housekeeping on the newsroom celling Monday. Here he is captured hy a comhlncd newsroom-compos, ing room task force supervised by ecology writer Peggy Frlzzcll. Balanced on chairs are, left, outdoor columnist Auhrey Shepherd, and printer James Newell. Safely trapped in a coffee can, the hat was released outside. (TIMESpho- tn hy Rick Pendergrass) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sal» rles for the « federal employ- es, excluding Secret Service agents, assigned to former President Richard M. Nixon's California estate are costing he federal treasury an average of $841,800 a year. Sen. Joseph M. Montoya, D-N.M., has revealed. Montoya, citing figures pro- continuation of the United Kingdom, Britain's future place in the world, the very way of life in these islands, are now at risk. And yet there can rarely have been a general election when more people were more gur hn Rockefeller Campaign Donations Revealed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nelson A. Rockefeller and his family have given more than $100,- flOO in recent years to the campaigns of Senate and House members now eligible to vote will await the outcome of con- f i r m a t i o n hearings before reaching a final decision, the spokesman said. An aide to Peyser, who has received $12,000 from Nelson on Ins nomination president. According to federal campaign records, tile recipients of the largest Rockefeller donations are Sen. Jacob K. Javits and Rep. Peter A. Peyser, both New York Republicans. Javits received at least $28,750 from the Rockefellers for his 1968 Senate campaign and the early stages of his present race for re-election. The family has given Peyser at least $35,500 in his three congressional races beginning in 1970.' At least 20 other incumbent senators and congressmen have received between $500 and $22,000 in campaigns earlier this year, before the Rockefeller nomination was announced in August. SPOT CHECK The 22 recipients were identified in a spot check of campaign records since 19G8. Because campaign laws did not require full disclosure before 1 9 7 2 and because com prehensive lists have not · ye been compiled for this year there may be some recipients who did not show up in the spo' check. The largest congressiona campaign contributors in thi Rockefeller family are Nelson and his brothers, David, Lau ranee and John D. Ill, all of! whom give exclusively to Republicans. A few members of the family, including John D. IV and his sister, Sandra, have given to Democrats. Nelson has given to. Javits, Peyser and five other GOP incumbents: Sens. Charles McC. Malhias of Maryland, Milton R. Young of North Dakota and Peter II. Dominick of Colorado and Reps. Jack F. Kemp of New York and William S. Cohen of Maine. The largest contribution was $8,500 to Javils in 1968 and the smallest was a $500 donation to Dominick's campaign on July 1 this year. Javits also received $12,000 from other members of the family in 1968 and so far this year has been given more than $8,000 by Nelson's brothers and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John D. HI. SEES NC CONFLICT A spokesman for Javits said the senator sees no conflict in his receipt of campaign fund: and the upcoming confirmation vote. Although Javits expects to vote in favor of Rockefeller, he to be vice and $23,500 from other family members, said the congressman and former governor are old friends and have long supported each other. Peyser's district includes Pocantico Hills, the huge Rockefeller family estate in Weslchesler County. uncertain about its outcome -or even the outcome they would wish most .to: see -- at the Beginning of the campaign than :here are today." "What makes this election so unpredictable is that for the first time since the war the aasio motivation of most electors is fear...fear of inflation, of unemployment, of the power of trade unions, of being left behind in the scramble to maintain living standards...But what will determine the outcome is whether .Britain is merely a fearful nation, rightly apprehensive about the future, or whether it. is altogether a frightened nation, scared by vided to him by John March, counselor to President Ford, said Monday that Secret Service protection at the San Cle mente home was costing $622,000 a year. The yearly cost of Secret Service protection and other personnel at Nixon's Key Bis- eayne, Fla,, complex is more than $500,000, Montoya said. The White House figures were provided in'response to a request from Montoya, chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Treasury, postal service and general government. REQUEST REDUCED The subcommittee and Appropriations Committee duced the original request for off the market in hope of higher prices had been planning to sell this weekend. Dale Fain, Oklahoma State University area agronomist said at Enid. "If a farmer could get a bid ie wouldn't know whether to ake it or not" he said. "The :cst thing he can do now is iold it. There's no sound way :o advise a person on this." Fain said farmers have to compete when they buy ferlili zcr or tractors but now have been told by the government they can't compete with their product--wheat, "The President sold out the breadbasket of the nation to soothe the consumers," he said. Earl Abernathy president ol the Oklahoma Wheat Growers' Association said "Farmers in general are very disappointec with the President's action." He said farmers can't under stand why the government en couraged them a year ago to increase production for expor needs and then turned around and placed controls on exports. He said the new quota system for exports being readied b; the administration is "expor was established in 1921 to fur-| ther the highest standards of,jr. Moridale of Minnesota. In professional beauty care and addition, Gov. George C. Wal- forces which believes no government can really control." iunds for the transition from the Nixon administration to the administration of President Ford from $850,000 to $200,000. The government also -is spending money on sending material briefings, from Washington to San Clemente by jet, Monloya said. controls in a modified form." "They've done it without go ing through Congress" he said "They say that's legal." ave, through training and jace of _ Alabama^has_ indicated 1976, Gov. Jimmy Carter, of Georgia said last week he also plans to try. Spray R e f um jj: ' ·eative talents, enhanced and. a j n laintained one of the nation's ! tiring reatest wealths, the feminine eauty of America. Mayor Russell T. Purdy has gned and returned a pro- lamation to local association ffiliate president, David Cope- and proclaiming the week of information within a few days ict. 7-13 as National Beauty ; that wil| enable consumers'to alon Week and commends it i retllrn f o r refunds hundreds of nd i t s theme Your Hair-l b r a n d s of ael . oso i paints cm- resser Does It Better, to the taming cancer-causing vinyl ttention of all persons m^order; cn i or j(j e . ^^ ^^, £o nsurner p r0[ ] uc t3 Safety Commission said today it. will make public the brand names, the production code numbers of recalled cans, the percentage of vinyl chloride in each brand, the last date it was produced with vinyl chloride and known adverse health ef- o recognize the cosmetologists or their dedicated services to he grooming of greater beauty. women for Mystery Solved NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. .AP) -- Police have solved the j?'' uls ' nystcry of some bones and a , ---charred coffin found in the ashes of the city's burned - out fraternal Center. 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