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TAX CUT PUN PROWDfS , WITHOUT DSCREASIN6 PROJECTS JOHN IUU, IN TH! CHINA SHOP . AntolU Sidlafe 6f tut Is on* 6t many *6l6«i ttitfc'jtfifti for the relief of taxp«y*fi. fort Sad* ink's i* tatertstiflg in that It M detailed, and also that Sadlak is a m«tibef of the pov - Ml Way* and Meftni Comrflittee. His proposed bill i^ very »nd woula be quite effective ifl ing the present tax impact on new fcffa Small business, self-employed prrasa- siflnsl people, and the whole range ef middle income families. But it shares the failing of All ather such bills, however carefully planned That <s, the bill flight ft* qr'ite effective in meetin| demands for relief frorh the tax burden, but like the rest, it is weakened by the demand by ihe same people fof government psro.iSctS in their area. While most* of fifazoSport Would like to sse the tax cuts that Stories of congressional action each dsy seem t* hold just out of reach, the area has ..ico in the past year asked for federal aid in providing storm protection le- vess. federal aid for flood damage re* habiliUtion, and other projects. Simi» lar retiuests are made from throughout the nfttion, and this is why no tax cut plan can work. P*:vl Harvey News... ift 18* cuts each y&ar Jfiv**y-S«r &M.8& tfld 'ifilfc* th yew fit aitd the »e# . All levels ef fatmt *« included . ft( the' Wtttlftl*. fh* Mtftfii rate -* i?J>llyifi| I* th« first *2M»6 of net in» e»tte -^-,^ul(i be tut from 56 »e? cent frS'iS pep cent. Gradual teduetiofi* Wtfuld b* made iri the flf&gressive rates . n that, « the end of Vm period, th« $&k tifttis would be 42 pef eeftt, inSttefl ttf the pfesent 91 per tm. tliif would compel the big federal spending pro^anm t« compete awinst Mgulariy scheduled income tat redue^ Hens. It wouM meatt that there would be a. decreas* in tha present seeelwa* lion of Spending, but not ncfisSsArily that there Wduld be Aits, or even nd further increases. •The reason i* that if Sadlak's tax cut plan were to be adttpted. it would take no more thafi a .$3 billion gain in revenues each year to break even, And in the past two years the net gain has been $11 billion. Some of this gain reflects th* im* 4 pact of inflation on revenues, but^the major part results from economic growth itself. ONE FULL TURN SINCt GENESIS Bf PAUL MAftVEY I.i the ancient, uncivilized societies of the desert and jungle the aged, the Infirm, and ihe incurably ailing were sent off alone to c : .c. r.icii presence was an unnecessary burden nn the rest of the community. We know now that their removal robbed the remainder of much mature judgment and so deterred progress, delayed enlightmcnt. But it was expedient to spare the living. It was centuries bef6re warriors began to return to the scene of battle to rescue their wounded. Viey did it in spite of the increased burden it created because such acts of merer inspirtd greatnr allegiance in ihe ranks. ''One for all, all for one" became the bati.e cry of several civilized generations. What cruel Irony that the ultimate in progress leads us right back to the law of thj jungle. Today we abandon our fighting men In enen-.y prisons, assuming it is in our own "enUghtened self-interest" to do so. Vcoay a new booklet published by the Civil Defense Administration. discusses a hypothetical attack on our homeland in • the 1980's and recommends that we treat the ' meet seriously injured . . . last. Thii booklet, seeking to anticipate a hydrogen holocaust, assumes that 259 H-bombs wou'd be dropped on 144 American targets. On The Side ... (Every state except Mississippi.1 Ac estimated 82 million Americana would be killed. After two-thirds of. us are dead or in- injured, the other third is counseled to give its fir;.I medical attention to those who are least injured. Top priority should go to those whs might be healed sufficiently to reiurn to uork promptly. Or to carry on the fight. Those expected to die should be given priority "number five.'' When the medicine is doled out, they wouid be last in line. • Of course, this sounds merciless to a civilized society. \Ve have been tauaht, after a mass mishap, tc treat the mo.«t seriously injured first. Bat where intelligence dignifies the individual ... Tne jungle allows only for the survival of the fittest. Th« rule which heretofore has been confined in ancient tribal custom or to the *x- treanliies of fiction now becomes the recommended procedure for the civil defense of our rllramodern society. And the evolution of man has taken him ' one full turn now . . , Onu round trip from Genesis. I.c'o not know that these/re the "latter day?," that the end V In sight, as some say. But it would b'e a fitting climax to man's exper.'nient with self-government. If he knew what was right ... Bui did what was convenient ... And burned. ". B r Z. V. DOHLIHO Then before all they stand—the holy vow And ring of gold—no fond illusions Bind her as his. His house she enters, there to be a light, Shining within—when all without is night A guardian angel o'er his life presiding Doubling his pleasures, his cares dividing. —Samuel Rogers (June Bride) . City Managers, guardians of municipal expenditures, are reported to be cutting down expenditure, and saving money.for •ver 300 cities In the United K h*p* w* should have * "^wintry Manager" in Washington, D, C. Should b* worth a trial. How about campaigning for it uitag th* slogan »'A Billion Salved ]« a Billion Earned"? HOUSES AMD WOMEN Anita Loos, who wrote "(?*nUemen Prefer Blondes,' A* you know,- she wrot* * sui'.usl to the aftjremenUoned classic titled "But They aggrry Brunettes." The records of recent matrimonial alliances indicate that brunettes art preferred *« brides. Blondes are in 1KB IMZOSPORT FACTS IS SAME EARNED •econd place. Redheads are third. Why this is so I cannot say at this time. Perhaps the average bachelor is afraid of redheads. I hav* asked our Horses and Women experts to check this. amazing situation. SIOCLtOHTt What were you doing wehn you were H year, old? I was still struggling to graduate from good old P. S. No. 2 in Brooklyn. When W, r. "Buffalo BU1"_ 'Cody was 14 years old he was a regular rider for the pony express. . , . Another set of triplet* named Tom, Dick and Harry are tbe son* of Police Lieut. Arnold Krance of be* Pltanes, 111. By the way, doe* anybody know > pair of boy and girl twin* named - Adam and Eve? sa THEY SAY , Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23) men have a highly developed sense of humor. However, men born under Virgo are rarely romantic or demonstrative. Their wives get more laughs than loving. Stales born under Libra •Sept, 24 -Oct. 23J are the best dancers. They have rhythm. The worst "wolves" of th* Zodiac are the Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) men.. It was probably a Leo who originated the idea of a m»n inviting a simple, trusting female to his apartment to see his ecthings. Or, so ( r th> stargazers. • ' Uirou«k Frldw bj Bo>l<w FublUbM. 1«. «. WA80BS, JE PUBUSH«m Bernard BaVuch, who by brilliant speculation in *uicks, acquired s.15 million before he was 44 year* of age once said: •«T|» time to buy is when the market i* 1SV, «veryone is talking pesaimMjticaJly, an4 no hope |« in sight Sell when th* market " h«s h»d i lam rise |Ad ^ hesitating with it) a frenzy of optimum," ' -»"»«-* An fd/for'i... COMME IT By GLENN HEATH On Legislation Ther* wa* one bill proposed it the recent Legislature th«t every newspaper in Texas was watching. . There was hardly a Texan that would disagree with the objectives of the bill, and not a lawmaker that would dare publicly disagree with it. But th* bill didn't make it. It was one of those bills that public .officials dare not oaM, but dare not vote against. It was dangerou* to them, for it tnjsc'.sd an element of democracy into local government. So they avoided the <<wu* by letting the bill die on the vine. It's an old device or ';..ng rid of unwanted bills. Just put it on the-'be-Vi*" o' *'•*. .— • '-. and use up the last day* of the session in debate on ea ta- rings like the segregation bills. , That meant that,1he bill nev- . er reaches'the floor, and lawmakers neither have to live with the consequences of passing it or voting against it. . The bill we're talking about Is one sponsored by the Texas Press Association, which calls for outlawing closed meetings of any public body. That doesn't sound like much to ask for. Probably it has not occurred to most of the public that there are certain public groups that can meet without the presence of the public. • But as a matter of fact, all of the governmental agenda are allowed the privilege of meetings closed-to the public. SometimM th*y are , called "executive session!," but whatever the term used, they are meetings in which the officials have things to say that THEY DO NOT WANT THS PUBLIC TO HEAR. This can and often does involve discussion* on the spending of tax money. UTthe past, this writer has gone on record as sanctioning the holding of closed meetings for the discussion of personnel and discipline. That still goes, anl ihould be included in the provisions of this bill, aejpite > the 'set that tne privilege would be abused. .' But given • choice ti make, :J,tl|» writer would wliaout hesi- ( Ut'on prohibit all closed meet- f ing* of any kind, whatftvec the I nature, in preference to having 1 officials continue with their present disregard of the publit. Just think of it for • moment. A group like a city council, S; .. .. ..l.. 0- J.:' . •-IVfiion-' ert ccurt is given the right t» Uvy taxes on you to pay ft* the operations they are to charge of, and thay can compel payment by court action. Through the privilege of closed meetings, however, these officials do not necessarily have 1 to allow the public ta see how the money is spent. And usually, the the public doesn't even care. For some reason or other, city councils seldom feel the ried for excluding the public from their meetings. Schuol boards often do. la Bratosport, public resentment against imnorunt business conducted at closed meetings caused the school board two years ago to adopt a unique system, using a comeromife that is acceptable to newspapers, and apparently-to the pub. i In this system,., the schuo) board as a matter of oulicy will have closed meetings for no other purpose than the discussion of personnel iind disciplinary problems. No othsr business is permittee, and the reason for a closed session for thin business is the protection of P«fons whose woik or personalities must be dis-rtsted. And reporter* pledged not to reveal . this discussion are permitted to attend. Abo, any official action is recorded in the minutes «.( the meeting, and ar« available to the public. One of the worst sou.,** this reporter has seen ef this closed meeting privileee occurred In Brazpria recently, •vhsre the board pres(dent, with the later sanction of a majorrcy of the board, ejected some of thn persons the trustees purported to aerve from the called meeting. Then during the closed session, members of Vw board further perverted the democratic procedure they were follow ing by panlng a rule to the effect that the manner of voting on issues would not b* recorded in the minutes, Hut still this was within present law. However, wnst followed was not within thy law. Curing the week that folljwed the meet tag. at least «.wo pc*joiu, to. eluding a report**, naked th* superintendent tor * copy of Try and Stop Ma -•y ilNNITT CIRF- T AURA HOBSQN TELLS .bout a S«t plutocrat wtw wu . WlW «p«i to wppiy a reftreno* for a cocknvy b«u*t **rv ant, decant wiough in hi* w»y, but fir*d «t last b*ca.u** o| uttw incomptUnc*. Th* servant's English, th* Scot knew, was M limit*4 as his oth*r *«* waai-a.,, ltej = complishmenU, so the r*(«r- Jg^"Tll \t~"* •rcnce lyppUtd was »c- ABB I 11 II » cepted without protest, rsad: "Th* bearer of « not* h»* «*rv*4 m* for two y*ar* to 10* complft* satisfaction. If you ar* tUakini of givjng bjm * berth b* turf \ft ntk* (t «t widl oa*>'' ori^oatwd th» slogan, "An appla ke* M tfa« doctor a»»y"T b*« in possession o« l^araar*!; Boooc of ToMU*y, *• W y*«r* old, at* two Poundf day Jor «0 ye»rs, ' <***? V' **- - tr • i the minutes of th« meeting io fead. They were denier! by ffle-us* of the run-aiouni* ' gimmick, which works this way: ths superintendent says he cannot show the minutes without tlit approval of tbx board presU dent The board president tiitn say* he cannot i-elaihe ti<* tr-«- ut» until he has the consent of the'remainder 6f the board, A similar attitude prevails on the Bra™.« Rivf Harkcr Navigation District. Time and again the general manager, J. Russ«ll Wait, has said that he will not -partttapate 4n a meeting, at which a reporter 1 >lf present If. a reportei- walks )n, h« walk* out, he .says. H* wlll^uit before' he ulrowi prsjs' cav'er- age of- Navigation jDtstrirt meetings. ; So, because it' is'not ll!*Ml for such groups ^.'ex line's the press from these misting*, th* Navigation Dlstict board wai able to spend several mW'on dollars of your money djrinj the past four years, without permitting' yaur presence. • . .If thU proposed ft)!'ever" reaches the floor. thus« closed meetings will not only b-. prohibited, but violation of the provision* of the bill wouid amount to a criminal oHnise. But as we Mid, this bill suffers from fear on trie nurt Of lawmakers, nnd d'.'ifrterest en the part of the publiflV « ; It is passible for:tM*v*IU :«e\ come un duci.ig th»!»eclal session Gov. Damct wilf call forth in October. It's "» c'nch that Cov. Daniel favors this, particular,bill, for he'*'a n'sws- paperman himi«lf. ' And it wouldn't hurt a thing, if you'r* interested, to write or call your reoresentative and senator, »nd t»| l him how you feel about UU* Dill.' • Looking Back IT KATPENiP Wtt IS .-, • .. ..»..Y**w- •'*•*;,-,: ,. . Mi** My« :-*to* .ftlftkUn, gradual* pf B--ato»port }righ School thU r.dng.^tf Jwa, ore* at .a lundwonWJfi '1* Shamrock. Mr*. J. "if 8ug|« was th* host*** for <h* lovely affair and *h» pt**tnt*d th* honor** wflh flowers. If Y**ts Ag* ' William, O. Pari(*r, ton of W. A, Parker Sr, 4M W«t Vim. I gr»dust» *r#'srt in. architecture and plan -in* today atnimed duties the e in pprisfttion —ith '«-'r>ar.'-''7n of- a «k*tch plan for th* city of San Angelo. . Bin. J. A. Larson «ntsrtain*4 the Horn* Decbnslrallon Club with an all-day meeting. 'Hi* m«iai them* of th* day -.as th* demonstration of f. it' making. A luncheon of sandwiches, ic* tea and '•;* cream w«* s*rved, ' Wk» UB4NO DIFIA N IS LATKT 1* sitl hid, n ' etiidldrt*, .' fe in 6ne 'defiit »alnf» man.' ' :th« rem*MiX* ,44 .fit , be tlsWd iA i .nicAAion of tlWl |ff otH«r Wrta'of tfi* «suntty oft - th* ,*Mrt; Suhdiy*. there. UnA . 1 - r- tft - . any/ better- tftlA thty, did in the first one. ' ' • ^*/ Among Th» Star*. TV SCREEN THIS FALL r AtlHI MOSBr, «S u t •»*'» not'woi ». tt*ll T w*W WHU, Jt»« M »«* t^tpet) ft P. ««llr*«W — tor ^ dies and sl*-*H4oi*rs • "v,ill blanket television next fall wheft western* take 6vet home screens.' But towering Jim Ar- niss, whose, "Ounanoke" started th* trend, isn't, .worried. SiAee the CBS-TV '• '.Mmed series, *1U* Hugh ' O'Brian'* "Wyatt %r«, )l became; «ue- ce«set, TV, like the movie industry, h«» clapped 0at6 westerns as a sure-fir* way t6 get audiences. Because show business producers and sponsors tre tradf. tionally trend followed*, 2aip, Dillon and other TV westtrn start tvi'l b« joined n*xt iall by the bl|g«*t sismdede of sa««bush heroes in TV history. A record ntanoer i,f television strle* b»t .the durt this sprinc t6 make way *6r th* downnouf of- westerns and private eye series next fall. Thirtj-ftfur old aeries;, nearly doubl* 'last year's (xunuUiios, were axed, Including "Private Secretary," "Bengal Lancers." "Noah's Ark" and "Hiram Holliday." ABC-TV leads the fotwork* wlth eight .eater* Kchoduted ioc.nest^all, foll»wed4>y UBS? and CBS with four each. Some ef th« nw -western seflei being flirted for fall release include "Wagon Train," "Tales -" •..,"-" nfl V *o»l«l 1»M wntt t know ft'i/thVnew wtatern jerie*,. 1 d^n't think jompefitioft ,,wffl bV tough, rrom the'standttolht' 6f'<juAli-, t% nothing can hurt our *how." "dunimokt/f claim's to b* the orfcrfnal adult western; b«- ginninir with it* .ihc*$uah-.on rtdio. As Afn**i|i point* ,6>it, "Ounsmbke"- is' to • fdult "*-• even have a l»dv «f sh*dy virtue •* the heroine., of th* serie*," ' i<* far,* irtclud* everybody' from, childwn to imch kdult vertern fan* as t>t,^ ft-ank Baxter, ffl* TV Shakitne'r* expert/ -who wrote Ames* a fan latter "just riving about the sh&w,V •• • < Thlrty.ye*r old .Minneapolis porn Arness his a qiHMc reason *!<;• the reasonably iu- thentic, jrowh-oo "Ounsmck*" i* such f. success. "We don't fir* 16 bulTit* out of a six'Shooter," he 'says, Ybu'ri Tflllin« Me OI-argo," «rale» af Texas XatyeW,", "Broken Arrow" and; "Rt\t CUB, WUl Tive7 " • • *wlp»|l V 1,JW hive* of b«*j jrom «, (Jklifarnia apl»ry. we don't know how many million* of,jlttle buyers that Add* up to — but, anyway, it'» t h6hey,'*f a n«w» story. - ' . i t . . Ternilt* eggs ar*t' a dWteaey . ^ haw •'•atm- e tbe- cam- erts < at ^CaUf^wia ;,' StUdJo. yawn*. &at th« rush to h«p'w the UndwaW ft "flattering" but nef HtfmJng.to M»-ahov. ,.»i v * &£$!/*&& "When something <*fo)tes that's it Iverybody CUM ' ' --. . a ; picnic it's at the ant*' expense. • --, . v; • t 'T'J f . }' A jllJ-a-month' PoH«t rooti* (tar has just .signed to do fllm* fcr 1 a^fllol^Woo* lifudlox TH. »»w* di.jwtea^ijay bw vo'flnr* »Bo Mum ,)i«v* gotten some mtjtf A jr*jio l»

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