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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - March 1, 1977, Blytheville, Arkansas ' 72315 82.-NO. 241 10 CENTS 18 MARCH 1,1977 ' the coldest winter recorded by U. S. in the past 177 now consigned to the these blossoms R. director of Office md Code says signs violate city sign 6r-^fd noted City an in 1972, setting restrictions on signs .in and that the section of the ordinance is due to expire March 31. state court decision struck down a provision tof sign ordinance providing that of signs in that city must make the conform or remove them by 1980. in 1972 by the on from the ordinance are as not 100 square feet in area or 10 per cent first floor wall public Must not exceed the size of the major identification sign the must be in good repair and Free of Smith said his office has not approached businesses which had signs erected prior to the enactment of the Page 4 Courier News photographer Jim Keon herald the now less than three weeks News Photo by 1 Transfer Burfrrng Trips of Auto Salvage on 61 has for the Jan. 5 violation of according show that Webb was found guilty of open burning of junked Webb a the records ' ' witt the state Pollution Control and says he Jan. 5 found Webb in violation of open in 15 and was oh Judge ro records has until 15 to laws the Player burglary In cording to a player was door wu broken to gain Page 4 mild partly doudy and and mUd Wednesday with chance of shower High today tonight mid 40s, high Wednesday near 60. Precipitation 40|per. cent JIM - A conference committee weighing tax cut and wants the economic stimulation program to help needy Americans pay their fuel conferees proposed such a one-shot costing as part of a package of tax cuts and increased spending designed to the economy the next seven compromise budget amendment make room for up to billion worth of tax cuts and was ' night and sent to the Hotise and Senate for late that process is can pass legislation to prime the sluggish would the program proposed by which includes tax rebates or direct payments for an 200 million any alternative plan of tax cuts and spending hikes billion or also could be approved as a the budget in to the demands of Sen. S. chairman of the Budget and recommended the plan to help needy persons pay for fuel this of the proposal have yet to tie worked but Muskie a of hit by the most expensive items in the 'the tax an increase in the standard for plan envisioned by the budget conferees would include billion in direct federal speeding to create jobs between now Sept. 30, when fiscal is more than billion above Carter Congressional economists estimate that enactment of would result in a 6 per cent growth in the economy this year and a drop in unemployment from the current 7.3 per cent to 7 per cent. The program would raise federal this year to or billion above expected to the tax cuts and special here is how the budget conferees propose to spend the stimulus over the next seven million such as in hospitals and The number of such jobs would rise from the current 310,000 to 600,000 the next seven months and to 725,-000 in 1978. million for the job opportunities which involves 12-month on local economic development to hiore to start construction on such public wks projects as schools and million for special and jobs for and old who are hardest hit by million of ' railroads and special aid to help by because of the economy and bad JOHN HAMMARLEY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK of ratifying the Equal Rights in this legislative session were dealt a if not blow voted to send the era ratification on the question to the Rules it's W. E. Beaumont ot of the ratification said which would ban discrimination based on would become of the U.S. Constitution if ratified by 38 states by the March 22, 1979 35 states have ratified the proposed biU was sponsored by Rep. Alford of ' Pine It would have given a chance to vote on ERA during the next general the biU were vote would serve as an indicator of how the people expected the General Assembly to treat the ERA ratification Alford first move shifted to the Rules of in that proposal join Alford's in the Rides House Voted without individual ballots send resolution back to the Rules leader Gloria Cabe of Little Rock said House members shirked their by voting according to a means that left no official record of how they was obvious on the floor wanted it where it can't be seen Mrs. Cabe Ernest Cunningham of West Memphis made a rarely used parliamentary move which allowed the House on the measure without having individual votes of voting on electronic voting House members called to cast their vote on Beaumont's ERA No V naines The tp b the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the on a voice G. W. Turnr of Pine Rules Committee said his primary concern was to determine if a controversial issue like the ERA resolution could be voted out of committee on a voice officials said last week the push for ratification in the state had 29 confirmed votes in the House on Beaumont's It would need 51 to passed the you only have a third of the it's hard to Rep. Julian Street of another member of the Rules CecU Alexander of Springs Alford's referendum be to the pules such issue I needs it in relation to the other issues that may be on the next general election Alexander himself a member of the Rules said he doesn't know about the fate of his but said he thinks he knows about the ratification measure of know one resolution that is deader than a door Alford the vote to move the Beaumont resolution back to committee was several House members said they wanted to get the issue over with and vote on SIMMONS Associated Press ROCK - The quickly on school aid the governor's revenue transfer plan for cities and counties ran into a little the disappointment of the Sen. Walmsley the Senate decided put the transfer biU through another hearing Wednesday in the school aid compromise was reached last week Gov. David Pryor and Sen. Clarence E. Bell of and BeU differed over state aid public come in line changes in school Pryor wanted toward better - House had passed the Senate had approved They last to settle at a point closer to than to said he did that to movement toward out this - wiU slow the process pf distributing state aid ' on a basis three compared what would been % under the governor's The Senate attached the amendment to the aid distribution HB 470, and then approved biU 33-0. John F. Gibson of Dermott led the fight to hold up the transfer bin for a said the Senate ought to allow anyone with anything to say about the biU to come to the Senate and speak their said the SB 432, already had been given an intense the Revenue and Taxation where another Ben Allen of questioned the plan biU would let cities and counties share in 17 per cent of the state's net income tax revenue each vided the counties approve the transfer of funds from the state to the local Sen. Max Jacksonville said the governor's plan would automatically reduce the available each year to other elements of state government that depend on the state general are tampering with stability of the education higher social Howell we're to AEA Sand all bf the state then we are the agencies that ought to be Senate decided to let and Rules Committee Chairman Knox Nelson of Pine Bluff decided who would speak during the which some senators said might last four In odier Senate approved a by Nelson of Pine Bluff to make it a misdemeanor to threaten or speak to a bus driver when he was in the presence of Walmsley held up the by giving notice that he might ask for another vote within three House defeated a that would police and other officials to pick up public drunks and take them to either a detoxification center or jail charging them with House passed a biU that appropriate the next two years for the of at Melbourne and that would have person whose name on trash dumped in ' spot liable for the died in the Ben Allen of bt the Senate to okay an to exempt from legislation to require that most city governing board members be elected from The was amended last week to exempt cities of fewer than 10,000 The still is pending in the Joe Ford of Little Rock got the Senate to delay action on the to appropriate funds for the Social Services Division until somebody explains how many new programs are in the what they and how much of a general budget increase the agency would get under the The would appropriate more than million in state and federal funds in. each of the next two fiscal Senate passed 30-0 a to authorize the state Medical Board to establish the qualifications for a is not a but works with a doctor as an above the level of a Sponsors of the legislation hope to encourage development of a assistant program to get more medical personnel into rural where doctors are few and in need of Senate okayed a to require state agencies promulgating rules and regulations to submit them to the Arkansas Legislative for its vice before putting them into swiftly to an Action Line reader's the Blytheville Sanitation Department yesterday cleared out the old drink bottles and junk car parts next to the vacant Fma Service Station at Ash and Gene department said it was learned that the service station lot is owned Oil Company of Jonesboro and the firm will be charged for the Three truck loads of refuse were hauled away from the an aUey behind the station was also cleaned Chitmon News Photo by ' i - Gulf of off the coast England and in waters shared with the U. S. government is to new 200-;ixiile fishing turning issue of human rights mto central theme of his first President Carter is with Soviet Vladimir who spent 12 in Russian grief-stricken father is for help to allow his 3-year-old critically injured hit by a to die before the child's body Idi Amin retreated some more today from his confrontation with the United States by his order banning Americans from leaving Carter is considering visits to the home states of speaker and the Senate majority leader in the first of several 11 Page 11 8 8
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