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   Ottawa Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1975, Ottawa, Kansas                                COLD WASHIt may have been a little cool but Lester 634 got out and washed his car Cation and his wife bought the car a few weeks ago for their 50th wedding anniversary and he wanted to take good care of Postal Rate Increases WASHINGTON AP The cost of mailing a letter will re main at 10 cents indefinitely under a court ruling that could mark the end of Saturday mail District Court Judge John Sirica on Tuesday blocked postal rate increases scheduled for a rise in the first class letter rate from 10 to 13 Postal officials say they will Stevens Confirmed WASHINGTON AP The Senate today confirmed Presi dent Fords nomination of Judge John Paul Stevens of Chicago to be a Supreme Court Stevens will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice William Douglas on 12 because of iU Fords first appointee to the nations highest Stevens won the unanimous endorse ment of the Senate Judiciary Committee after three days of Stevens confirmation by the Senate brings the Supreme Court to full strength for the start of its new term The decision is the latest in a series of blows to the financial ly troubled Postal The which had expected to lose billion this fiscal year even with the higher says it will have a deficit without Postmaster General Ben jamin Bailar has said the Postal Service might not be able to afford continuation of Saturday delivery even with an increase in postal He in dicated further fiscal problems could lead to an early halt in Saturday After Bailar made that state he received a bill for workmens compensation pay ments million higher than That was before Si ricas The court decision will cost the Postal Service nearly million every day the higher rates are a spokesman If Siricas ruling is upheld on the Postal Service must once again file for new rates with the Postal Rate The new rates could be put into effect no sooner than 90 days after the The Postal Service spokes man said a delay of 90 days would cost about million and accelerate the deficit which already is at a record Hang In Guys By JEWEL The latest efforts by local law enforcement agencies in the athletic field have proved that the good guys dont always The officers are used to working together as a but during the last few weeks they have taken the idea of teamwork their office duties a Police Department bowling team arid a Law Enforcement basketball On the City B League basketball team are Police Charlie Tony Chief Oren Skiles and Patrolmen Bob Bud Elder and Oscar Taylor Kansas Highway Patrol troopers Curt Larry Bruce and Dan and sheriffs deputy Randy One Walter is on the So the squad has compiled a 12 a dislocated shoulder on Patterson and a number of bruised The one victory was by 2 The losses were by about 30 points But were Bowling The bowling team has been more with a 10 6 record to its The bowlers are Sergeants Dave Jim Richardson and Dave Hood and Patrolman Charlie Two sheriffs Brad Gilges and Ron are Skiles said the athletic endeavors are aimed at physical conditioning as well as encouraging a feeling of camaraderie among the agencies Iran Rebuffs Kissinger Factors Vary For President WASHINGTON AP Three controversial bills before Congress this week may be headed for different fates at the hands of President whose actions are determined by complex constitutional rules as well as political The multibilllondollar tax cut is expected to be vetoed by an energy bill may be signed and a measure dealing with construction site picketing may be Fords actions in relation to each bill may depend greatly on political pressures from within his own And the Democraticcontrolled Con gress is being guided by political considerations as well in the manner in which the legislation is being submitted for his A key element is mat when Congress quits for the year the rules established by the Con stitution covering presidential action on legislation are When Congress is in there are these three basic op tions president can sign the bill into can veto killing it un less both House and Senate muster a twothirds vote to override his by refusing to take action within 10 working allow legislation to become jaw without his But when Congress the latter option If the president fails to act within 10 working the bill is Wiled in what is called a pocket Unlike a formal the president doesnt have to give a formal explanation of a pocket veto and Congress gets no chance to PARIS AP Iran today forcefully rejected an assertion by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that the oil producing countries were mostly responsible for the financial bind of the poor Iranian Interior Minister Jamshld Amouzegar told the conference on international economic cooperation on the it was the industrialized West which was Amouzegar led off the ex pected stiff response by the oil producers to Kissingers state ment Tuesday on the first day of the Is Cast WASHINGTON AP The House today passed a congres sional compromise bill extend ing 1975 tax cuts into the new year after killing a new Re publican bid on behalf of Presi dent Fords proposed spending came on voice The measure was sent to the Senate where swift final ap proval is expected to send the measure to President who has said he will veto Speaker Carl Albert said shortly before House passage that chances are pretty good Congress will override the Albert said he had no ad vance vote but told re porters I sense sitting up there in the that quite a few Republicans would like to be reelected next Shortly after Alberts com the House briefly de bated the which lacks a tie to a federal spending ceiling that Ford insists Just before final debate be gan the by 232 to denied Republican leaders an opportunity to attach the spending ceiling to the six month previously approved by a SenateHouse conference committm BRIDGE WORKCounty workers tore out the old boards on the East Seventh Street bridge Tuesday and then hammered down the new The bridge should be closed the rest of the week as the repairs Senate Ponders Angola Issue WASHINGTON AP A congressional effort to end intervention in Angola is facing its first test as the Senate con siders an amendment that could halt the use of American funds to support factions fight ing in the African The Senate scheduled a two hour secret session today be fore a planned vote on an amendment to the defense appropriation bill that would prohibit use of any funds in Angola except for in telligence The defense bill normally in cludes funds in undisclosed amounts for the which re portedly has committed million for military equipment InOPD to assist two Angolan factions opposing forces supported by the Soviet Union and A White House spokesman declined comment Tuesday on reports of but he said President Ford is seriously concerned by actions taken by the Soviet Union and Cuba in providing large quantities of military aid and men to the Senate For eign Relations subcommittee on military assistance approved 7 to 0 on Tuesday a resolution to cut off secret aid to any individual or group In Initially sponsored by Dick the resolu tion would permit the president to use available funds to openly assist military factions in Angola unless either the House or Senate disapproves within 30 The resolution would be binding If passed by both the House and Senate and if signed by the It will be considered Thursday by the full Senate Foreign Relations Weather COUNTY FORECASTGanarally and vary cold lowi 5 to Partly cloudy and warmar low 1o mid Step Up Police Reserves Training Reserve Officers Listen To Espinoea And Bowling By DON LAMBERT The Ottawa Police Department has organized its most comprehensive training program for its volunteeer reserve This is an effort by the reorganized department to upgrade the status of the reserves to more on the level of the regular explains Fred assistant police The reserves assist the regular officers in a variety of They supervise ball games and other recreation help with raids and Before one can join the one ic required to attend four training sessions and to qualify on the firing There are three local men now attending the training who will join the six active The new men are John GrW Evans and Eldon The active reserves are Fred BUI Gerry Mike Rocky Holland and Terry At the training session Tuesday the second of four for the new EspuioM discussed how to handle family disturbances and treat Our objective is to keep the he disturbance calls should not be taken for Twenty per cent of the law enforcement officers who have been killed while on duty were answering disturbance He advised the reserves that when responding to a family even though two members of the same family may be there may still be a strong family bond between We are to try to prevent family disturbances from becoming criminal he We should remember that an over bearing approach may end in Charles police said that at the first training the officers discussed felony inprogress calls and stopping traffic Other topics to be covered in the next two Tuesday evenings include juvenile rescue police testifying in searches and After the three men have completed the they mil be placed on a ISOday probation Then they will become commissioned The active reserves are required to attend a four hour training session per in addition to riding 16 hours per month with the regular city Attending other training sessions is reserves explained that the reserves volunteer their Although they do not get paid by the sometimes they are paid by groups sponsoring the events they He said that most of the men are reserves because of their wish to serve the community and their interest in law They use the same equipment as regular officers and wear uniforms like regular officers except that they wear brown and rather than tan like the regular   

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