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Thursav. Jume 22. 1972


Po-gt Nine

House pushes passage
of revenue sharing bill

House yesterday pushed toward
passage of a $5.3-billion-a-year
program of aid to states and
It voted 223 to 185 against per-
mitting amendments. If the move
to open up the bill had succeed-
ed, Rep. Wilbur Mills, (D-Ark.l
said, he would have withdrawn
the measure at least temporar-
Mills, handling the measure as
chairman of the House Ways and
Means Committee, predicted pas-
sage tomorrow. The Senate has
yet to act.
The bill, for which governors,
mayors and other local officials
across the country have been
lobbying tirelessly, is a sub-
stitute for President Nixon's re-
venue-sharing program. B u t
the Nixon administration has ac-
cepted it and it has the support
of leaders of both parties in the
The US. Conference of Mav-

shows a comfortable majority.
The opposition crosses party
lines. It includes members who
object to the principle, others
who say the distribution formula
is unfair and still others who ob-
ject to a single measure appro-
priating nearly $30 billion over
five years, without the usual
annual review of funding by the
Appropriations Committee.
On the key procedural test, 110
Democrats and 113 Republicans
voted to bar amendments, 128
Democrats, and 57 Republicans
The bill, in its first year, would
allocate $3.8 billion to the states
and $3.5 billion to cities and
other local governments.
Each year thereafter, during
the five-year life of the program,
the state share could be increas-
ed by as much as $300 million.
The state share would be divid-
ed so that half the total - ini-
tially $900 million - would be

Demonstrative il defeat
Rep. Bella Abzug, defeated .in a bid for the Democratic nomina-
tion by Rep. William Ryan, to retain her seat in the House speaks
to supporters on Manhattan's West Side after it became apparent
she had lost the primary fight.

ors, which has been lobbying for apportioned by paying t
th the measure, says its count state 15 per cent of the
by The Associated Presss oe
SECRETARY OF STATE William Rogers will travel to three S food prices fall
Eastern European countries and go to Persian Gulf nations and
Greece at President Nixon's request to talk to their leaders about WASHINGTON ) -- Food on's economic program
"prospects for the improvement in cooperation and security in prices dropped last month but working except to contro
Europe." substantial increases for cloth- ers' wages.
These nations were added to a Far East trip Rogers is making ing and transportation contri- "It is high time the Pr
to attend the SEATO and ANZUS pact meetings in Australia June buted to the largest rise in over- said some attention to t
29-26. all living costs in three months, equitable, unworkable m
The East European stops include two-day visits to Romania, the government reported yester- has created," said the c
Yugoslavia and Hungary. Other stops will be in Bahrain, Kuwait and day' the 13.6-million-member
Greece. Rogers leaves Saturday and will return July 10. The cost of living rose by federation.
Rodgers will be meeting with some heads of state and some three-tenths of one per cent in Grocery prices decline
foreign ministers during his visits, in which he will be discussing im- May. tenths of 1per cent last
proving bilateral relations and also is expected to discuss a European Since the beginning of the but officials of the Pre
security conference. year, living costs have risen 1.3 Council of Economic A
percent. said higher farm and wh
The Bureau of Labor Statis- market prices indicated i
POPE PAUL VI said in an emotion-charged speech yesterday tics said its consumer price in- es will come.
he feels God has chosen him to suffer in a Church troubled by dex, measuring typical family In other major price
- protest and change. ' spending, rose three-tenths of gons in May, the Bus
Speaking on the ninth anniversary of his election to the papacy, one per cent in May to 1.247. Labor Statistics said tre
he said he never wanted to be Pope and shoulder the "enormous This means it cost $12.47 in tation rose eight-tenthso
burden of duties, difficulties and needs" as ruler of the world's 600 May on the average for every cent, clothing six-tenth
million Roman Catholics. $10 worth of goods and ser- housing, medical care a
The 74-year-old Pope spoke for about half an hour to a cheering vices in the base period five creation posted rises o
crowd of 8,000 in the Vatican. years ago. tenths each.
The Pope made no reference to reports that he may resign on The report said, however, that It reported higher cot
turning 75 in September. This has repeatedly been denied by the price increases in the past six for electricity, telephone
months of President Nixon's home repairs, and proper
Vatican. Phas 9e 2 economic controls es Mortgage interest rat

o each

l work-
the in-
ess he
hief of
r labor
d two-
e cate-
eau of
of 1 per
hs and
nd re-
f two-
sts also
rty tax-
es con-

that state collected in its own
personal income tax.
No state could receive less
than 1 per cent nor more than 6
per cent of the amount its resi-
dents paid in federal income tax.
The other half of the state fund
would be divided on a formula
based on total state tax collec-
tions in relation to per-capita in-
More complicated formulas
would govern the division of the
$3.5 billion to the local govern-
State shares first would be es-
tablished on a scale computed
one-third by total population,
one-third by urbanized popula-
tion and one-third by relative
per-capita income.
Within each state, county area
shares would be set up on a
similar basis. The division be-
tween the counties and the other
governmental units in each would
be based on locally raised re-
venue, excluding school funds,
and finally there would be an
allocation among municipalities
based on population and relative
per-capita income.
The states would be free to
spend their allocations as they
The cities and other local gov-
ernments, however, would be
limited to using them for main-
tenance and operation in the
field ofpublic safety, environ-
mental care and transportation.
The bill varies in significant
particulars from Nixon's original
revenue sharing proposal, al-
though about the same amount
of money is involved.
The current bill is more favor-
able to cities and to poverty
areas than was the original pro-
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THE STATE OF MARYLAND agreed yesterday to drop seven
of the 24 charges against Arthur Bremer in the attempted
assassination of Alabama Gov. George Wallace.
The announcement was made by Maryland State Attorney, Arthur
Marshall, at the start of a hearing on a trial delay filed by Bremer's
defense attorney. Bremer also faces federal charges. -
Marshall said he would not prosecute charges of attempted murder
in connecticn with the shooting of Wallace and three other persons
at the rally in a shopping center May 15.
Also dropped were three identical charges of carrying 'a .38
caliber revolver in violation of Maryland's recently enacted handgun
control 1-so.
AN AMENDMENT to the U.S. constitution granting equal
rights to women was ratified by the state of Massachusetts yester-
It was the 20th state in the nation to pass the amenme nt.
Approval of 38 states is needed to make the measure law.
and So Are Our Friends!
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climbed at an annual rate of
3.5 per cent, down from 4 per-
cent in the six months prior to
the beginning of federal con-
The bureau also reported that
average wages of some 50 mil-
lion rank and file workers rose
two cents per hour and 74 cents
per week to $133.21 and contin-
ued to outpace inflation.
AFL-CIO President George
Meany insisted anew that Nix-

tinued to decline, it said.
The report added that two-
thirds of the May increase in
living costs was due to increases
for items not subject to feder-
al price controls, including used
cars, houses and raw agricultur-
al products.
If the effect of these price
increases were removed, the
Mayincrease in the price iodex
vold have been cut by two-
thirds, the bur-eau said.

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