Independent from Long Beach, California on March 11, 1966 · Page 12
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 12

Long Beach, California
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Friday, March 11, 1966
Page 12
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O\.ssessorV 11Aide Tells 5 of 'Gifts' INDEPENDENT--ftjt A-l3 FRANCISCO UP) -- ·Max-Newstat,;key witness at the bribery trial of San Fran' · Cisco Assessor Russell L. Wol den, defended ; o n cross-ex ~«rninatlon Thursday the le "-"gality of his.own actions. The witness, once Wolden's chief aide and now the state's m a i'n prosecution witness conceded he had accepted gifts from the representative of GET, a 1 San Francisco discount firm, but said they had ·nothing to do with a decision to reduce the store's assess merits. Newstat also said that the representative of Regal Pale brewery, who he said gave him $8,000 for Wolilen, never had asked him to do anything he should not have done. DEFENSE attorney James Martin Maclnnis brought up tlie cnse of GET, represented by Morris Bernstein, one of its founders and an old friend of Newstat. Newstat said he had known Bernstein for some 20 years. He said Bernstein'never asked him to forget assessments, never wanted more'than "the best break he could get" .and never was granted anything that Newstat couldn't "justify. N e w s t a t testified earlier there have been reductions on assessments. In asking about them, Maclnnis said, "would you h a v e given- the same treatment to a stranger?" "Well, a stranger under the s a m e circumstances would not h a v e gotten them so easily,", the'witness admitted * * * * NEWSTAT said the money Bernstein gave him, a b o u t $500 a year over a. period of seven or eight years, w a s simply a gift. He said it had nothing to do with "finalizing your judgement." The testimony turned to James Arditto, an attorney then representing the Regal · Pale Brewing Co., which New- stat had testified received substantial reductions in assessments, thereby s a v i n g taxes. Earlier Newstat testified that on three consecutive years Arditto had given him envelopes- containing $2,000 each time, to deliver to Wolden. The witness, insisted Thursday that "Mr. Arditto did not ask me to do anything improper." Student Shot as Derringer Antique Fires LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A 13-year-old West Covina boy was shot in the chest Thursday when an antique Derringer, being examined by other students on a school yard, accidentally discharged. Mauricio Pena was report.. v ed i' 1 fair condition at County " '(' U Hospital following 'i the accident at Our Lady Catholic High School in "Los ' Angeles. The weapon allegedly be longed to one of the boys . who had brought it to school unloaded, on several occa · sions. Officers said he tolc them he found a shell am placed it in the chamber. BiULimits Selection of FBI Chief I, P-T Waihinglin BurM'j WASHINGTON -- J. Edgar Hoover's successor as the top G-man would be chosen from the ranks of the FBI under a bill introduced Thursday by a former member of the bureau. Rep. H. Allen Smith, R Calif., introduced a bill re quiring that the President select the FBI director from among bureau administrators and agents who have had at least seven 'years FBI service. Smith, an FBI agent before and during World War II, also would make the appointment '"'subject to Senate confirmation. Under existing law, the appointment is made at the pleasure of the President. A bill requiring the Senate! confirmation was passed byj tlie Senate last year and nowi is before the House Judiciary! Committee, to which Smith's bill was referred. 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