Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1963 · Page 4
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 4

Long Beach, California
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Friday, April 5, 1963
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Ptj, A-«--INDEPENDENT l "» ··**· «·"·- ***· AM i IHI Sponsor of HST Faces Tax Count · KANSAS CFTY C?--William H. Sermon, leader of a Democratic faction which backed former President Harry S. Truman for many years and a former mayor of Independence. Mo, Truman's home town, was indicted Thursday [or income tax evasion. A quarter of a century ago income tax charges brought about the downfall of another Democratic boss who helped T r u m a n get his start in politics, the late Tom Pendergast. The Sermon organization, originally directed by Ser- Teachers Win Over Counselors SACRAMENTO (UPI) -- counselors Thursday as an as- selling programs a fiscal shot dence and eastern Jackson Pcndergast ma- ruled Kansas City, and later branched out to become a statewide power. With their in the arm. The Assembly Education Committee voted down a bill, 511 ?? 0 " ·'Truman became a by Assemblyman Joseph M. comt y officul » rd Aen went Kennick, D-Long Beach. ^ to *** United State Senate, which, in effect, would have - * * * * repealed a provision that a SERMOX, 62, was charged minimum percentage of sal-'in a 5-count indictment with ary funds had to be spent on evading $225,834 in income classroom teachers. taxes from 1956 through 1960 · · · » 'after an investigation which THE MEASURE would federal officials said began in have classified counselors,] i960, psychologists and others as The indictment "classroom teachers" for sal-ljQ,^ f,ij n g ary purposes. kj s w jf e reported income of A succession of Long Beach' $172,518 counselor representatives ap- totalin peared to testify that counsel- ling work was valuable and was vitally in need of expansion. However, William Plosser. SACRAMENTO (UPI) The legislature'! two cratic leaders Thursday the requiem for a strong fair-twin e n d J u n e 1, the As- --Associated Pm» \V1LLIAM T. SERMON, former mayor and political leader of Independence, Ma, Thursday rests in rocking chair at his home after being indicted on charges of evading S225,34 in income taxes. Housing Bill Hopes Dimmed Experiment for Control of Liquor Licenses SACRAMENTO «V-Ama-'said. was an experimental tors said "^nter county traas; jor state experiment de-method of trjingto![ower the fen haven«idone anything to -- · ^ I--:-- jj e fift , two year ex-!stop high paces. us i good The people who want high it is work-prices, a small g r o u p of to control :e liquor store licenses bill enforced with' sembly Government Orgaa- ization Committee decided see housing criminal penalties for racialt! liscrimination. )' , The bin. authored by As- Thursday. 5emblyman William Byron] The committee referred to Jumford. D - Berkeley, and.between sessions study a bill backed by Gov. Brown. was| M tending for two years a still alive. But Assembly! .j $ion permitting m^tt, Speaker Jesse M. Unrub, and ing.' ^_ monopoly chain-store opera- Harry Taroof f. representing; tor*, want inter county trans- aall package store opera-ifers." he said. .' . ·. · small :{ugh Bums agreed that could not pass both houses in its current form. BURNS SAID that nonwhite groups had once campaigned for "equal rights," ) , , , . of »»* licenses frora it county to another. one but. now seemed to be aiming The action had the effect of killing t h e biU by Assemblyman Gordon H. Winton Jr. D-Merced. Wintco said the transfer provision wrald have the ef- andlfect of moving licenses from 'counties where they are not where few for · "special privileges special rights.' For an example, he citedlin demand to areas the Berkeley fair-housing or-trising populations and dinance. which voters there'licenses have caused high defeated Tuesday. Burns said prices, that the defeat "seems to be He said that supermarkets an indication of how peop!e,and drug stores, unable to feel on legislation of that obtain new licenses from the type, especially with inal penalty in it." Unruh said that the BerVe- state..because-of a population limit, have paid fees as high as $4X000 to obtain an nturns His $53,499. true income t a x e s for the five years, the government Transit Aid Backed (Continued frora Page A-l) ^ areas deserve some offset Morse. D-Ore, would provide ley vote would have "greatjold license from m estab- effect" on housing measures Hshed liquor dealer. now before the legislature. ' Intercounty transfer, he said, was S5SS.80S and thejagainst the billions being'that unions holding bargain- total tax owed was J2S4.334. provided for the construction ing rights in currently operat- Mrs. Sermon was not charged of freeways--whkh are help-jing private transit systems T- j .- . T i. in the indictment. iing swell the flood of traffic would not lose them if the Federation of Teachers, . . . . 'pouring into central business systems were taken over by SeStSr^cSt^ · 1 "ANT »T f-nds J%* WbHc Uxiie, : port maintaining that coun- ** public to know that I am SHORTLY before passape.j The measure provides Eelors were too numerous. "t guilty of the outrageous'a 52-40 rpn can put into tf^both rraiU and Urge The report cast doubts on charges in the I- 1 -''* ·" K: counselor achievements and.Sermon said at pointed out that salaries ( these personnel were eating city political Bills Would Control Petition Circulation I, r-T S*cram*nr« SACRAMENTO -- The As-'Kennick, ILong Beach, co- sembly Hections and Reap- authored a bill which would · indictment." ibill fresh proyisioris to safe-Jmay apply for the grants forl L his home-'puafd the rights of workers^bus or nil sj-stems- But the for! In the spring of 1962, his|whose jobs might b; threat-1major pressures came in» city political throne toppled ened under reorganizations tht hu^e metropolitan from into sums that could be paid when the, Good Government spurred by the regular teachers, thus reduc- League, a coalition of Repub- gram, ing the regular staff ar.d in-jlicans and Democrats, swept creasing cl-ssroom size. Ihis faction out of office. pro-|ters striving to save muter systems, as in Orange County bffls to tight-^" * P°°' «*««« * en controls on annexation and provide low-cost medical and referendum petitions. i hospital insurance for Cali- One bin would make it a fomtans over age 63. Sen. misdemeanor tc' circulate a'Joseph AJ Rattigan. D-Santa petition with false statements'Rosa was the author. IT'S O.K. TO OWE KAY COUT-TO COAST :Just in time for baseball season... 'Emerson The core of this smend-jYori. or to create new rail| or false names. A second bill ment. cf.'ercd by Sen. Wayne system*, a? in San Francisco.'provides that advance notice', ASSEMBLYMAN Vincen must be given when a peti-jThornas. D-San Pedro, said :ion for a referendum is to be he had been informed that the circulated. ( Califomia Tofl Bridge Author · * · ··· .- lity staff almost has com THE BILLS are authored pleted Us study whether there by Orange County Assembly- is financial justification for men James Whetmore.x Wil-|slashing toH rates for custom liam Dannemeyer and Robertivehicle j on the Vincen Badham. They come beforeThomas bridge. the fun Assembly for a : yctc| Thomas wants r e d u c e rates for customs vehicles a PORTABLE TV next week. -' In other Sacramento devel-'an inducement for a federa 'customhouse to locate on Ter opments: Assemblyman Joseph M. minal Island. 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