Bill Would Ban Trading Stamps
Housewives in Georgia may have no further use for their trading stamp books after the present session of the General Assembly. A bill introduced today will -- if passed -- cut off their stamps. The measure, introduced by Reps. Jimmy NeSmith of Manchester and Bob Howard of Marietta, is aimed at helping the state's small merchants.
The Georgia Senate gets a chance today to decide "who's for gambling and who opposes it." That was the way Gov. Carl Sanders described the situation in urging that a vote be taken on a bill introduced by his floor leader, Sen. Julian Webb of Donalsonville.
The federal government asks the Supreme Court today to outlaw poll taxes as a requirement for voting in state and local elections. "The principle of a tax on the right to vote is constitutionally indefensible," the government said in a brief filed with the court before a hearing on the Virginia poll tax.