The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 214
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 214

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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I FABAEE'S SPECIAL j INTELLIGENCE REPORT BECAUSE OF LARGE MAIL VOLUME, PARADE CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER is retiring from politics with a life pension of more than $100,000 per year, there is not too much anyone can do to him. He has reached a time for bravery. This is the enviable position Lyndon Johnson occupies. Which is why, with two months left in office, he is willing to take on the mighty oil interests whose financial support he solicited in 30 years of running for office. As he leaves Washington, D.C., Johnson is trying to plug in a minor way one of the major income tax loopholes in the revenue code: the 27 oil depletion allowance. He is trying to do this in typical Johnson fashion through a set of Internal Revenue rules which needs no Congressional approval. These reforms would cost the oil and gas industry about $100 million a year in additional taxes. Accordingly, the oil lobby, one of the most potent and influential in the nation, is screaming murder. It is accusing Lyndon Johnson, once its most powerful supporter in Congress, of unspeakable treachery. U.S. Oil Week, a trade publication, writes that the President "supped at oil's table for three RACHELE MUSSOLINI DICTATOR'S tr- Mussolini, the three ranking police officers were far less intelligent than the cops they commanded. In 1939, sociologist Read Bain, writing in the Scientific Monthly, stated flatly, on the basis of his research, that 75 of the policemen in the U.S. were mentally unfit for their work. Gunnar Myrdal in American Dilemma, a , classic which appeared in 1944, said of Southern policemen: "Almost anyone on the outside of the penitentiary who weighs enough and is not blind or crippled can be considered as a police candidate." In the past two decades the law-enforcement occupation has made a concentrated attempt to obtain professional status, but the public still suffers from myopia where the police image is concerned. In too many quarters it holds fast to the unfair stereotype of "the dumb, chiseling, grafting, sadistic flatfoot." One reason this image persists is that there is no national basic educational or training requirement for U.S. policemen. Some cities boast superb police officers. In others they're midget-brains. The variance is too wide. In Baltimore, for example, as recently as 1966 more than 21 of the police force had never gone to school beyond the 8th grade. By separating more than 600 men from the force, Baltimore has reduced that figure to 11, but even that is too high. U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark announced a few weeks ago that $6.5 million in federal funds is now available to finance college educations for policemen. The money will be administered by the new Law Enforcement Assistance Administration in the Justice Department. It is a step in the right direction up. no matter what her husband did in office. Donna Rachele also wants the Mussolini real estate which the Allies confiscated after World War II. Benito Mussolini liked to pass himself off as a model family man, but it was no secret to Donna Rachele and others in the Fascist hierarchy that he was a male nymphomaniac. Mussolini used to insist upon a new female conquest for lunch each afternoon, and he kept in the days of his potency a wide variety of mistresses, the last of whom was Clara Petacci, a stupid, bovine character who was murdered with him when they were both caught fleeing Italy. Donna Rachele, however, refuses to dwell on her husband's infidelities. She is most interested in his properties and "great services to Italy," which she values in the millions. She claims she is entitled to a large share of these not only for herself but her children: Vittorlo, 52, the so-called black sheep of the family who lives with her; Edda Ciano, 58, wife of Count Ciano who left her well taken care of with money, jewels and a villa on Capri, and Romano, 41, Italy's number one jazz pianist, who is married to Sophia Loren's sister. The Oil and Gas years major political dictators of the century, were all miserable husbands. Stalin drove his first wife to suicide. Syphilitic Hitler talked Eva Braun into taking cyanide capsules with him. And Mussolini refused to marry his mistress Rachele until five years after she gave birth to their first child. Of the three dictator wives, only Rachele Mussolini, 78, is living. A shrewd, stubborn peasant, she has finally won her 7-year campaign against the Italian government for a state pension. She has been awarded about 600 a month but now plans to sue for another $50,000 on the basis of an 1895 law which holds that the wife of an Italian Prime Minister is entitled to a pension Journal says, "Tax officials are making a bold, back-door bid to whack percentage depletion benefits for oil and gas before the Johnson Administration goes out of office." What oil company executives are calling the President in private is not fit to print. In 1965 their corporations deducted $3 billion from income before paying taxes, and they want the procedure continued. That Lyndon Johnson, one of their own Texas boys to whose campaigns they contributed a small fortune, that "ole Lyndon" should now try to slip in the knife for them such behavior constitutes unpardonable perfidy and at best a perverted sense of financial patriotism. EDUCATING THE POLICE TJlirlm America, the job of policeman was virtually the monopoly of the poor, uneducated, lower-class U.S. male. In 1916, Professors Lewis Terman and Arthur Otis tested 30 police candidates for the police force in San Jose, Calif. Only three had IQ.'s of 100 or better. In Detroit a few years later, Louis Thurstone surveyed the police force and revealed that higher When a man reaches 60 and AND OIL has built an estate valued at $15 million, when a man PARADE NOVtMBER 10, lB 4

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