Independent from Long Beach, California on March 16, 1966 · Page 1
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 1

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, March 16, 1966
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Uw MM*, CUM., *·*, tur. u, "" INDEFENDEWT--F«9« A.} irms Pay Heavily in Assessor Scandal Thirty Los Angeles area firms reprCMnttd by tax consultants u n d e r indictment in the statewide assessment scandal have been hi* with $16.2 million in ad- · ditional and penalty as- essments over the past three years. County Assessor Philip · E. Watson revealed this fact Tuesday in announcing results of his post-audit pro, g(am for 1965. The added assessments on business property inventories mean the 30 firms must pay an estimated $1 million additional in county taxes, Watson said. The 1965 post-audit program of property statements turned in by business firms resulted in an additional $62.3 million in escaped and penalty assessments, Watson said. Since the audit system w a s inaugurated t h r e e years ago, the program has added $146 million to the county's assessment roll. Watson declined to identify tno 30 firms, but saiu he had submitted t h e i r names to the legislature in response to a request from Assemblyman N i c h o l a s Petris, D-Oakland, chairman of the Revenue and Taxation Committee. Petri 1 - asked Watson for information on any clients of tax consultant James C. Tooke of Castro Valley and his parent firm of Dawson, Desmond and Van Cleve. Tooke is under indictment in Alameda County on bribery charges, and two of the firm's partners, John Desmond and Jordan Van Cleve, have been indicted for bribery in San Diego County. Watson said special audit teams fi jm his office review property statements submitted by business taxpayers. Where the assessor believes under-reporting has been willful, a penalty as- sessment can be levied. D u r i n g 1965, Watson said, his auditors uncovered assessments totaling $51,532,165 which had not been reported. Penalty assessments totaling $10,788,865 were imposed in some of the cases, he said. During 1963, the f i r s t year of the post-audit program additional assessments and penalties totaled $55.4 million, while the 1964 total was $28.2 million. Business inventory «s- sessments total about $1.6 billion of the county's $13- billion assessment r o l l . Watson said. CHALLENGE Deuk Asked to Explain Letter By BOB HOUSER Political tdlter James A. Hayes, Republican candidate for Assembly, 39th District, called on the district's A s s e m b l y m a n to George Deukemjian Tuesday runs for a seat in the s t a t e m e n t s Senate next year. Hayes' statement concerned letter Deukemejian sent to "all Republican leaders in Long Beach," asserting there to cite his reasons for public mejian and intraparty that he will not vote for Hayes in the June 7 primary. Hayes seeks to be elected a the Assembly seat which " will be vacant when Deuk- U.S. Fund Sought to Help County Purchase Airport I, P-T Lo Aimln lurtw County supervisors Tuesday directed that a formal application be filed with the between Wilmington and federal government for funds Central avenues, Is now to help the county purchase Compton Airport. The county is operating the 75-acre field on a lease, but trial in the main condemna- start today. The property, which lies north of Alondra Boulevard owned by Valiant Investment Co. Supervisors' Chairman Burton W. Chace said the Federal Aviation Administration will tion action is scheduled to | contribute just under 54% of L.B. Will Boycott 3-County Group Reaffirming support of the Southern California Association of Governments, the Long Beach City Council Tuesday voted to boycott Los Angeles efforts to set up a rival organization. Councilmen directed the chairman of Jheir legislative rather than by elected officials. They objected to that procedure. The association embraces six counties rather than the three jurisdictions of the new organization. committee, Emmet Sullivan, not to attend a hearing today for discussion of the proposed three-county association. Sullivan himself recommended that action. Authorized last week to attend the hearing, he said today, that no purpose would be served by Long Beach participation. * 4 J WE ARE A member of SCAG and this looks like only an attempt to duplicate its work," Sullivan observed. He said he will send "his regrets," to the Los Angeles City Council's planning committee which scheduled the hearing. Sullivan and Vice Mayor James A. Hayes noted that the proposed new organization called for the development of plans for inter-city cooperation by the technical departments of member cities; Two Push Artesia Freeway Assemblyman Joseph M. Kennick and Councilman R. E. (Pat) Corbett will appear before the State Highway Commission today in Sacramento to urge early construction of the Artesia-Riverside Freeway in Long Beach. The City Council Tuesday authorized Corbett, who represents North Long Beach, to present the city's case forj higher priority for the pro-! ject. He will be accompanied! by Deputy City Engineer Tom Marchese. Kennick said he a g r e e s with the council's argument that the long delay between property acquisition and actual construction has caused unneccessary blight in some North Long Beach areas. the total cost of acquiring :he airport. * * * * CHACE SAID the county estimates the cost will be $2.7 million, which would make the federal contribution about $1.4 million. There are about six owners of property which the county hopes to acquire to con- :inue operating the airport, jut Valiant Investment Co.'s holding of 72 acres makes up virtually all of the field. Two owners of small parcels already have settled with the county. Chace said that the county's aviation department estimates that with county ownership, the revenue surplus above operating cost will be about $48,000 the first year and about $138,000 eight years from now. During 1965, Chace said there were 136,000 takeoffs and landings from Compton Airport. As of March 11, he said, there were 180 private i planes based at the field. were "many reasons why I am not going to vote for Mr. iayes" and adding, "I do nut ntend to make these reasons public because I beleive they would give aid to the Democratic Party nominee should Mr. Hayes win the primary." Hayes said he is "at a com- lete loss as to why George Jeukmejian has released this etter." "It is obviously impossible o counteract the vague and imspecific 'reasons' referred :o in his communication. "In the interest of party unity and in fairness to me this matter must be resolved. : ask Mr. Deukmejian to state 'rankly and openly what he means by the vague and damaging inferences contained -in iis letter. las the right to support or not fluence defi My , community record of service s clear and it is on this rec- hill and dale's classic in corfam* . . . steals the fashion scene. Smart spectator pump features elasticized top-line that clings to instep. Comfy, breathable Corfam® is wipe and wear. No polish needed. Won't crack or peel. White with blue or tan. 22.00 Shoe Salon Downtown Long Beach, Santa Ana, Pomona «Corfam is Du Font's registered trademark for its man-made poromeric shoe upp*r material. Forgetful L.B. Wife Loses $900 in Rings A Long Beach woman reported she lost her wedding and engagement rings, valued at $900, Monday when she took them off to wash her hands in a downtown restroom and forgot to put them back on. Mary L. 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