Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 23, 1974 · Page 20
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

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Wednesday, October 23, 1974
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22 · Northwest Arkansas TIMIS, Wed., Oct. 23. 1974 J FAYtTTlVILLI, AHKAM1A* Suggested By Johnson In 1967 Idea Of Income Tax Surcharge Not Original With Ford By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Here is a roundup of news items gathered by the staff of our Washington Bureau. In" proposing an income tax surcharge as part of his anti-inflation program, President Ford borrowed an idea which was previously used by former Pre- Biclent Lyndon B. Johnson. It was back in the summer ofi!967 that Johnson asked Congress to approve a 10 per cent tax surcharge to help pay for the soaring cost of the Vietnam War. President Ford, who was then minority leader .of the House, helped marshal opposition to the plan. He and other critics insisted that any tax hike be coupled with a reduction federal spending. After battling for nearly a year. Congress and the W h i t e House reached an agreement under which the 10 per cent tax surcharge was approved and S6 billion was cut from federal spending. President Ford is now seeking a 5 per cent income lax surcharge, and at the sa-me time wants $5 oillion cut from the federal budget in the current fiscal year. There was strong initial congressional opposition to the tax hike, but the real debate on the issue will not take place until after the election when a Lame Duck session of Congress is scheduled. SPECIAL CENSUS: If your community thinks its official population figures are incorrect, the U.S. Census Bureau will undertake a special head-count for the locality. During the first half of this year, 82 such special censuses were conducted. The only catch is that the cost of the special census must" be paid for by the community requesting the population recheck. In most instances, disputes over a locality's population involve the amount of state tax fund allocations it is entitled to, and if the funds in question are sizeable the cost of a special census is a good investment. Of the 82 special censuses conducted during the first half of. this year, the largest involved an unincorporated suburban Chicago area with 148,663 residents and the smallest was GoUley Village in Will County, Mo. with only 233 residents. DEFENSE LAWYERS: During t h e coming weeks and months you are going to be hearing a lot about John J. Wilson, David G. Bress, Plato Cacheris, William S. P'rates and several other high-powered lawyers. They are a-mong the expensive team of nine top attorneys who are defending the five defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial being conducted by Judge John Sirica. Ironically most of the lawyers representing the former Repub lican bigwigs in the Nixon Administration are themselves Democrats. But all are veteran defense lawyers who have represented a variety of clients irr.lhe past. The cover-up trial is expected to "last for nt least two months, and the lawyers will frequently be.; in the news as they object to;', prosecution evidence and cross-examine government witnesses. Frates, who is defending John D: Ehrlichman, has already captured national headlines be.cause of his opening statement during the first week of the trial in which he argued his client xvas innocent because State Medicaid Contract Is Let LITTLE ROCK (AP) -James B. Cartwright, commis- sidner of social services, said Tuesday that Health Applications Systems, Inc., of Burlingame, Calif., will receive a contract to administer the $50 million state Medicaid program. Health Applications was one of four firms with large computer programs that had bid on the program. Health Applications is the parent firm of Paid Prescriptions Inc., which currently has the contract for handling the prescription drug claims under the program. Cartwright said Health Apli- cations would receive about $1.6 million the first year, including about §400,000 for developing the computer-based information system that the state requires. The legislature at the July special session extended medical benefits under the state's Medicaid program to about 127,000 indigcnts who were not on welfare. Previously, Medicaid paid medical costs only for those receiving welfare. The expansion will take effect Jan. Nixon had lied to him and that the coverup was all Nixon's fault. CAMPAIGN REFORM: One problem with the campaign finance law which has been on the books for the last two years was that politicians defeated in primary or general elections often failed to file the required reports disclosing how they raised and spent their political funds. I Having been defeated, they had nothing to lose since the Justice Department never prosecuted such violations. But the new campaign reform law just signed by President Ford has a clause aimed speci- fically at candidates who fail to file the required financial disclosure reports. Failure to file will bar the candidate from seeking federal office at the next election, under the new law. Thus a candidate who makes a good showing in a race but is defeated will not be able to challenge the winner at the next election if he fails to comply with the law. The provision was modeled on a section of Ohio law which has caught several prominent, but forgetful, candidates in the past. HOLIDAY CONFUSION: According to the federal calendar, Monday, Oct. 28 is the official, observance of Veterans Day. i But in 42 states, the legislatures have voted to observe the holiday on its traditional date of November 11. Only Alafa a m a , Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah are following the federal uniform holiday act which .set the last Monday in October as Veterans Day. In the other 42 states, federal employes will have the day o f f , there no mail delivery on Oct. 28, but life wilt go on as usual for all other state residents. The federal holiday act, creating several Monday holidays, became effective In 1971. It has the force of law only in the District of Columbia, and for federal workers. Elsewhere, the states can dp as they please. Under pressure from veterans groups, 42 states decided to keep November 11 as Veterans Day. Population Rose WASHINGTON (AP) - Ar- k^nsas' population rose slightly more than 1 per cent from July I/. 1973. to July 1, 1974, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday, ,The Census Bureau estimated Arkansas' 1974 population at 2,062,000. The 1973 population was estimated at 2,035.000. The figures released Tuesday by the Census Bureau showed that the South and the West ac- co'unted for virtually all of the nation's population growth last year. GREAT SALE OF COATS PANT COATS labels you'll reeognli* q» America'* top maker*. Many styles. Reg. $6?.95. 58 LEATHERS £ Pant and Full Lengths 0 Fine American Maker* £ Luxurious Imports Sizes 8 to 18 and Values to $165 105°° $ 125°° $ 145 00 SALE OF FOUNDATIONS ·VASSARETTE « EXQUISITE FORM · One group Vassarettes nylon lace bras with Spandex back, sizes 32-36 A, 32-38 B C, regularly $6.50 . . . . .· $3.49 · One group Exquisite foam all cotton bras. Sizes 34-42 B C. regularly $4.50 $2.49 sizes 34-42 D . $3.49 · Magic Lady panty girdles. reg. $5.00. . $3.99; reg. $6 . . $4.99 · One group dacron frbeer fill bras, sizes 32-36 A, 32-38 B C, regularly $5.50 ; $4.49 · Group discontinued styles girdles from regular stock. .30 % , 50% OFF DRESSES Long sleeve polyester jocquards in assorted colors Sizes 8-18 SALE $16.99 PANT SUITS Two piece long sleeve polyester In plaids and checks. Sizes 1/% 18 $21.99 BUDGET FASHIONS PRINTS ARE IN! FLORAL CHIFFON SHIRTS · Pastel Colors · Sizes 32-38 Regular $12-98 $799 7 FASHIONABLE MISSY PANT SUITS Three piece styles in solid and patterns ·-- some with leather look jackets. Sizes 8-18. 45 00 MISSY SLACKS Acrylic solids In a variety of colors. Sizes 8-20. Regularly $18.98 SALE $1999 BETTER FASHIONS Select Group FASHION SWEATERS Cardigans and pullovers. Values to $16.98. ' Sale $6.99 to $9.99 MISSY POLYESTER SLACKS patterns. Solids and Sizes 8-20. Reg. $15.98 SALE .9.9 BUDGET FASHIONS FASHIONABLE JUNIOR SWEATERS Vests, L. S. Pullovers, you name it. Colors are great. Values -re greater. SALE $699 SMART JUNIOR PANTS Ons group of plaids, another in solid flannel. Assortment of colon. Sizeei 5-13. Values to $18.98 12 99 JUNIOR SPORTSWEAR

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