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Wednesday, January 12, 1977


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- President - elect Jimmy
Carter, embarking on his first
term, will have an advantage
denied Richard Nixon and Ger-
ald Ford: a Congress totally
dominated by his own party
and eager to work with him.
All the transition - period in-
dicators point to a period of
harmony between Carter and
the 95th Congress. The biggest
question is long long it can
years of divided government,
a passive Congress slowly be-

Virginia said "I shall cooper-
ate to the fullest with the
president at all times . . ."
BUT, IN almost "the same
breath, he added "I shall re-
member at all times, however,
that, in working with the chief
executive, my first responsi-
bility will be to represent the
U. S. Senate."
For his part, Carter has
made every effort to establish
a relationship with members of
Congress, most of whom were
total strangers until a few,
months ago.
He has sought and received
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Cities don't have to change
zoning for minority housing

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the tone for the rest of his the people if Congress proved ference of political party for
administration. I balky. the failure of the government WASHINGTON (A) - Predom-
If the president - elect and As for the Republicans, who adequately to face up to the inately white communities have
congressional Democrats can are still badly dutnumbered critical national needs." no constitutional obligation to
agree on a package of tax cuts, and no longer have a fallback Any "failure of govern- change zoning laws to provide
tax rebates, business tax in- position in the White House, the ment would hurt congres- low income housing for blacks
centives and job - producing next two years could be grim. sional Democrats in the 1978 and other minorities, the Su-
programs, then Carter and Their status as a minority I elections and Carter in 1980. preme Court ruled yesterday.
Congress should be off to an .............................................The court reversed a lower
extremely smooth start. .court's decision that the ulti-
If, however, Carter and mate effect" of zoning laws in
the Democrats split on the :f, Arlington Heights. Ill., is suffi-
economy issue - perhaps Car- cient to prove that the com-
ter leaning more to tax cuts -< munity discriminated against
and business tax incentives and minorities.
Congress to more public serv- "DISPROPORTIONATE im-
ice jobs - the honeymoon may pact is not irrelevant, but it is
end ebruptly not the sole touchstone of an in-
BAKER: . . . the vidious racial discrimination,"
IN THE LONG run, the suc- confrontations wl the high court said in an opinion
cess of the economic package written by Justice Lewis Pow-
is vital to Carter and the <e ibemore apparent. ell. Four justices joined Powell
congressional Democrats. in the majority opinion.
Carter made certain cam- IIn other action yesterday, the
paign pledges, including a court heard arguments on cases
balanced budget by 1980, that involving state use of Medicaid
can only be redeemed by a funds for abortions not medical-
healthy economy. ly necessary.
And Congress has waited Justices Byron White, William
impatiently to pass legislation Brennan and Thurgood Mar-
- national health insurance is .... ........................... .....shall dissented in the housing
an example - whichhas been party appears to be becoming decision, but did not voice dis-
But much Oica eden-s. more and more permanent. agreement with Powell's rea-
ted owihoutith cannotbe en- Although Carter is in an en- soning. The dissenters said the
money gen- viable position with the Dem- court should have allowed the
erated by a healthy economy. ocrats in control of Congress ,Seventh U. S. Circuit Court of
Sthe White House - Capitol Hill Appeals, which it reversed, to
SOME BILLS blocked by Re- axis has its political draw- re-examine the case.
publican vetoes or threats of backs. you JUSTICE JOHN Paul Stevens,
vetoes will clear once Carter a judge in the seventh circuit
gets in the White House. As Byrd pointed out, "Neith- bfr en ae otehg
Sure to be among them are er the executive nor the legis-See before being named to the high
new federal standards on the lative branch may longer point court, took no part in consider-
strip mining of coal; the cre- to the other and blame a dif- ation of the case.
ation of a consumer protection -new s. Powell's decision relied heav-
agency; registration of voters ily on the court's 1976 ruling
by postcard and others. about qualifying tests given by
Almost certainly somewhere; aethe Washington, D.C., Police
down the line, friction will de- Department.
velop between Carter and AVc a IIn that case, the court said,
Congress. I racially discriminatory intent
AS NEWLY elected Senate7L
GOP Leader Howard Baker
said "on substantive issues,_
the Senate has always been a- !
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must be provided to show any townhouses for low-income fam-
violation of 14th Amendment ilies could be built.
safeguards of equal protection. The Me ropolitan Housing De-
JUST BECAUSE a greater velopment Corp., a nonprofit or-
percentage of blacks than whites ganization, set up to build such
failed the police test did not housing, sued the board. It
mean it was discriminatory, the charged that the rezoning denial
court said. resulted in unconstitutional ra-
Using that rationale, the court cial discrimination.
found yesterday that there was l A federal trial court ruled in
insufficient proof to charges of, favor of the town, finding that
intentional discrimination by the board's refusal was not out
Arlington Heights. of keeping with past zoning de-
"As far as the constitutional cisions,
question is concerned, it appears
the court has made it even more The circuit court overturned
difficult to prove racial discrim- chat ruling, citing the adverse
ination," said Carol Peterson, effect on blacks and other mi-
one of the attorneys who suc- norities.
cessfully sued the Chicago sub- One argument raised by the
urb. development company was that
THE TOWN'S board of trus- the town's refusal to rezone vio-
tees in 1971 refused to rezone lated the Fair Housing Act. The
a 15-acre plot of undeveloped court remanded the case for
land surrounded by single-fam- consideration of that argument,
ily homes so that a federally which it said was not proved
subsidized development of 190 previously.

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gan reasserting its powers as
a co-equal branch of govern-
ment. There is no disposition
to abdicate and rubber stamp
Carter programs.
At the same time, Democrat-
ic leaders in Congress have
clearly signaled the president-
elect that they want to work
with him.
In his first speech to the
party caucus after being
elected Senate Democratic Lea-
der, Sen. Robert Byrd of West
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their recommendations - not
only on policy and programs
but also on high-level appoint-
ments in the administration.
He chose two House members
for the Cabinet and a third for
the Cabinet - level post of am-
bassador to the United Na-
THE MOST visible sign of
this spirit of cooperation was
the meeting Jan. 7 in Plains,
Ga., with the congressional
The day before, Carter had
met with his advisers to shape
the stimulant he feels is needed
to spur a sagging economy.
Then he called the congres-
sional leaders and sought their
input before reaching any de-
That kind of rapport was
absent in the past eight years.
proposals - which Carter
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pretty individualistic group of
"As it surely will, I think the
relationship feelings will shar-
pen up, the confrontations will
be more apparent," he added.
On his record as Georgia'
governor, Carter has no hesi-
tancy to do battle with the
legislative branch.
HE DOES NOT have a re-
putation as a compromiser and
he did not hesitate to use the
veto. And during the campaign,
he threatened to go directly to

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Small-town folks manage to
keep entertained-without TV

ESSEX, Calif. YP-Nobody in
Essex watches television. No-
body can. It's one of the very
few communities left in America:
that can't receive TV signals.
Signals can't penetrate the
mountainous Mojave Desert to
the antennas a few folks in Es-
sex have put up in hopes of
someday watching a football
game or movie.
SOME OF the 17 ranchers and
park rangers who live in the
nearby hills can pull in stations
broadcasting from Phoenix,
Ariz., 270 miles to the southeast.
But the 50 folks clustered around
the post office, gas station and
elementary school here get noth-
ing. Even the closest stations -
in Las Vegas, 110 miles away -
are blocked by hills.
-The Denver Research Insti-
tute says that one million U.S.
households receive inadequate;
service on only one channel. Es-
sex, with no service at all, is
lumped into that figure along
with isolated communities with-
ou+ TV in several other states.
How do the desert dwellers
of Essex, one of the larger com-
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Wednesday, January 12, 1977
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munities with no television, feel
about their situation?
"IT'S REALLY boring here,"
says 13-year-old Toni Smith, who
rides a bus 80 miles roundtrip
daily to attend junior high school
in Needles, which also is the
nearest community with a doc-
tor and supermarket.
"Television is an excuse for
not doing something about lone--
liness," says Phil Acosta,19, a
highway maintenance worker.
"Without TV I go out and make
"hI think you have politer kids
here," says Margaret Stevens,
57, who was raised in New York
and whose husband, Al is the
school teacher. "E v e r y o n e
knows everyone. Kids are forced
to talk with their parents. You
just can't sit in front of the TV
and stare."
MANY OF the older people
spend free time roaming the
brush country in four-wheel-
drive jeeps a substitute for TV
entertainment. The kids, instead
of basing their games on tele-
vision programs play at truck
driver, a reflection of the traffic
on the interstate highway that
passes six miles away. "They
oretend the trucks have CB ra-
dios," says Dennis Smith, 11.
"They might say, 'I'm stranded
up on the grade, come up and
help me.' "
Ironically, perhaps, just about
everyone in Essex owns a TV
set. Most moved here in recent
years and brought with them the
TV sets they had watched liv-
ing other lives in other towns
and cities.

Modern technology could bring
television to Essex, but the sev-
eral thousand dollars needed for
a mountaintop device to relay a
TV signal would have to be split
among too few townspeople. The
exact cost awaits an engineering
"MOST PEOPLE here just
sort of scratch out a living,"
says Walt Smith, who runs a
service station. "They're here
because they like living in the'
desert, not because they want
to be rich."
The 17 kids, age 5 to 12, at the
Essex school have all seen tele-
vision, many on trips to grand-
ma or sister's house out of
town. Some have lived in Los
Angeles, 250 miles to the west,
where television was a big part
of life.
Audean Smith, 12, has four
brothers and sisters at the Es-
sex school. Their father, Doug
Smith, grew up on a nearby
ranch. Two years ago he gave
up a successful sand and gravel
business in Riverside to take on
odd jobs and do a bit of farm-
ing 28 miles from Essex. He
returned home.
Joe Plantz, 34. and some of
his neighbors are thinking about
chipping in to rent more recent
movies than the Needles Unified
School District provides free
every other week. But there's
little talk about pooling re-
sources to install a booster to
bring in TV.
Until a solution to the cost is
found, life in Essex will go on
just about as it is - without TV.

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