Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 9, 1974 · Page 18
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 18

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 9, 1974
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Texarkana Eases Residency Rules TEXAUKANA,: Ark. (AP) - flic Te.varkaiui'Board of'Dii'ec- ors voted Monday niKlit to lib- li-ic the · residency requirement for c i t y employes, thus atisfyinB one of the demands if firemen who had picketed City Hall for four weeks. Employes had liccn required ,o live within five miles ot City Ia]l. The new ordinance requires city employes to live in Miller County and to have a clcphonc ut Iheir residence. Department heads, however, nay recommend to the city manager thai the telephone requirement be waived for individual- employes: The firemen picketed from Aug..27, to Sept. 24, when City Manager Ron Copeland promised to work harder to get the residency requirement changed. Junior C. Smith, president bf .he local firemen's union, said le. appreciated the action the :oard took Monday night. '.'] .hink it was what Mr. Copeland had promised," Smith said. " H e - d i d . : w h a t he s a i d he would.". . : \Vhen the firemen began picketing, Smith said members ol the union also wanted union recognition, $50 monthly pay raises and cost-of-living salary hikes every six months. "We're still ;discusaing those things," Smith- said late Mon day. "I don't know how it wil come out." Hustled Away Boston police hustle a woman to a patrol wagon after they broke up a group of ncnrly 80 anti-busing demonstrators in South Boston Monday afternoon. Police chased Hie snob after it had bcuton up a black man. Several arrests followed. (AP Wircpholo) Weems Attorneys See Conspiracy LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Attorneys for Pros. Ally. Sam Weems of Stuttgart told the stale Supreme .Court Tuesday that Circuit Court Judge W. M. Lee of Clarendon and a special prosecutor were trying to remove him from office through a conspiracy trial. Weems and Doyle Owen of Prairie County were indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony in March. They were charged with participating in a conspiracy to burn Owen's DCS Arc home in 1973 and to file a fire insurance claim on it. Lee appointed' William Sherman of Little Rock as a secial prosecutor in the case over Weems' objections. The case was to be tried this month, but the Supreme Court prohibited the trial until it decides Weems' contentions that his indictment is illegal because it was unconstitutional for Lee to name-Sherman as a special prosecutor. In a separate matter Tuesday, Weems asked the Supreme Court to make a speedy decision on bis disbarment case. Weems said he needed to start making plans to support himself after leaving office in January if his disbarment is upheld. Weems also filed his reply brief with the high court. The case could be decided in two weeks. If the Supreme Court does not restore Weems' license to practice law on the appeal, be needs as much time as he can ·get to "prepare for his professional future," his attorneys said. Weems said in bis appeal brief that his income had reached $88,000 a year before the disbarment proceedings, but- his 'disbarment" left ' him only with his salary as prosecuting attorney, which is about $17,000 a year. LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! One 5xT Color Portrait SATISFACTION GUARANTEED One sitting per subject One special per family Additional subjects--$1,00 . (Group or individual) All ages: babies, children, adults No appointment necessary TUESDAY Thru SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 Thru OCTOBER 12 Photographer on Duty 10 a.m. til 8 p.m. HIWAY 71 NORTH FAYETTEVILIE Oil Rig, Sinks : CAIRO/ 'Egypt (AP) '·':'-- An offshore · oil rig owned : .by the Offshore Co. of Houston wen down" i n ' t h e "Gulf of Suez ofl Egypt's , .coast, . a company source said today. He said he did not know how many persons were aboard Company -officials were report ed on their way to the scene. Northwest Arkaniai TIMES, Wed., Oct. 9, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Washington News Briefs Revenue Sharing Program In Deep Trouble By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington IlureiW WASHINGTON -- Here is a nundup of news items gathered iy the staff of our Washington Bureau. Quarterly revenue sharing ihecks totaling'Sl.5 billion were put in the mail to local 'govern- ncnts over the weekend amid e a r s ' t h a t the program may be n trouble.' ' The two-year-old program shares with 35,000 local governments and 50 state governments some of the federal revenues collected by Uncle Sam. Revenue sharing funds, which nay be used for virtually any jurpbse 'by local governments, :ow amount to about five percent of most city and county ioverninent budgets. But Bernard P. Hillenbrand, head of the National Associa- tio ridf'Counties, has; warned hi members that "we arc in deep trouble" on renewing revenue sharing legislation which musl gain congressional approva' next year. "One evalulion is that the battle to save revenue sharing will be more difficult than the battle to enact the program, 1 wrote Hillenbrand in the news paper which goes to the 3,000 county governments across the nation; Critics of .the program say not-, enough revenue .sharinj money has been used on socia welfare programs for the poor that there have been civil rights violations in the use .of some of. the. money, and that the funds are spread too thinly a mong local. governments with out regardlo need, according to Hillenbrand. Revenue sharing was a break vilh past federal programs un- ler which Congress directed lo:al governments on how grants lioukl be used, and mainly funded cash into social programs. When Ihe program comes up for renewal next ·oar, Ihcre may be efforts to ie some strings to the funds, o eliminate township and slate governments from the program, and lo make other changes. ' There are also congressional 'nrces that want to kill it en- irely as an economy move. Revenue sharing costs about $6 billion annually. INCOME TAX:--Internal Revenue Commissioner, Donald C. Alexander said Ihe new income ax forms which you will have to fill out for your 1073 returns will have only minor changes. He recently displayed proofs of the new [orms 1040 which about 80 million taxpayers will lave to fill out in reporting 1973 .ncome and computing theii lax. Main changes affecting most taxpayers will be the reintro (iuction of Schedule B for re porting dividend and interesl payments and provision of addi' tional lines for itemizing deductions for taxes, interest anc miscellaneous items. In a speech, Alexander also urged the courts lo impose more prison sentences on per sons.convicted of a criminal ta offense. He disclosed that only 42 per cent of those convicted of crirn inal lax fraud drew jail terms from the courts during the las fiscal year. Prison terms for tax fraud rather than fines and probation will do much to discourage ta cheats, according to Alexander SUPREME C O U R T - A new uprcmc Court term has opened ud the judges once a'gain i number of major constitutional questions facing them. The court in ils last term related its constitutional power s Ihe nation's top arbiter when I unanimously ordered Richard Nixon lo surrender his While louse .tapes to the Watergate prosecutors, Ihus paving Ihe vay for Nixon's resignation. Again this term, Ihe judges yill be asked lo rule on the imits of presidential power in a case concerning the chief exe cutive's authority- to impound "ujids which Congress ordered spent. The court will also be ruling on congressional power in several cases, one involving campaign finance reform and the ther concerning a Northesat iailroad Reorganization Act. In the new term the Supreme 2ourt has already agreed to hear at least GO cases. POSTAL SERVICE--The U.S Postal Service -is one of tin. world's largest employers o! women. Today 127,882 women are in eluded in the Postal Service's work force of 670,366. Women make up more than 18 per cen of the force. Ten years ago wq men constituted only eight per cent of the postal service employes. In addition to holding jobs sorting and delivering mail, wo men hold 13,000 positions postmasters. .FINANCE REFORM -- It no\ appears that Congress will en act a long-awaited campaign fi nance reform bill this year. Houlse and Senate conferee have settled their differences o ho legislation, which Is intend- d to end political money scan- als disclosed In the Watergate nvestigalion. In final form the bill will pro- ibit privale money In fulura residential campaigns, provid- ng each major parly candidate ·ith $20 million in public funds conduct the general election ampaign. New overall spending ceilings re provided for House and Se- iate candidates. Large cash Jills are prohibited and individuals can donate only $1, i congressional candidate and pecial interest groups must lold their campaign contribu- ions to a candidate to $5,000. It is expected that the bill vill be given a final okay he- ore the congressional recess in nid-October. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week COMING 5008! PA INT · 19 Valuable Prizes · Free Gifts for Adults ·Exceptional Values · Balloons for Youngsters 2844 North College WED., THURS., FBI., SAT. WARM PANT COATS 2S 77 mt v Our Reg. 29.96 4 Days Only Charge it! Sty I ish pant coats of rayon pile fake fur are the greatest for winter warmth! All dressed up with fabulous fake- furtrim.Choosefrom lots of styles and colors with trims that look just like mink, fox and seal. Misses' sizes. MISSES' TOPS 77 Your Choice Reg. 4.57 4 Days Only Top priority for a smart fall and winter wardrobe! 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