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HVMBOLDT STANDARD Saturday, April U. 1962, P. 4 ·HumbolOt Editorials *** Features *** Comments Established 1873 Published by THE EUREKA NEWSPAPERS, INC. DON O'KANE. President and General Manager Second Class postage paid at Eureka. California. Yearly, $21 Oil . . Monthly, $1.75 . . Mail rates, Zones 1 and 2, $1.75 per month . . Zones 3 and 4, 52.00 . . All other, $2.25 . . Dally, ten cents per copy. FULL UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL W1HE SERVICE PUB LISHED FROM 328 E STREET, EUHEKA, CALIFORNIA, EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, TELEPHONE J11I.LS1UE 2-1711. .... ·. '.i, ·-* : '.'2TM^'/~.ii!!r',':-"'--:?.: ··^x'^V-S^'^^iiS^P^ Standard's Editorial Policy: Unswerving support oj the principles of democracy; in federal, state and community government; /Vcserwalion and advancement oj the oppuitunilies for pursuit oj private enterprise in California and the Redwood Empire; Unbiased reporting oj the news; Preservation oj the principles oj jree speech and a .free press; Support oj nil movements for the betterment, the licflHtifTcnlion inirt Hie general development oj Eureka and other cities and towns of Humholdt county. faxes And Tyranny Of all the inconveniences attendant upon living in _a complex social body, taxation probably ranks as first and most annoying--especially for Americans at this time of year. Aware of this. Internal Revenue Commissioner Mortimer M. Caplin, in "A Personal Letter to Taxpayers" on the cover of the 1961 Form 1040 instruction booklet, quotes Oliver Wendell Holmes' admon- i t i o n t h a t "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society." Some taxpayers have written the commissioner t h a t they would just as soon be spared the soft soap. Undoubtedly, while many persons may share Justice Holmes' acceptance of taxes, most would prefer situation where the whole idea were unnecessary. Expressions of distaste for taxation go back to the earliest existing records. The tax collector is mentioned in the Bible with something less than praise. It is to be hoped, however, that in this day and age the majority of American taxpayers, though they may grumble at the perennial waste of bureaucracy, pay their (axes with the realization that much good will actually come of it. Surely many do not share the opinion of J. Pierpont Morgan: "Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it. No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining the government." A few would go back lo Morgan's lime and abolish the graduated income tax. Oddly, one of their arguments, besides the assertion that it "penalizes success," is that ij encourages the immorality of cheating. One wonders why these people do nol use the same reasoning to urge the repeal of all laws. Daniel Webster's famous warning, "The unlimiled power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy." has boon much quoted. However, the history of the rise and fall of civilizations shows none that taxed itself to death. R a t h e r , it was the inequality of taxation--the over- taxation of the many poor and the undertaxation of the few rich--that led to breakdown, conquest or revolution. Governments must tax, and it is a safe prediction that they will continue to do so as long as human society exists. To an informed and responsible citizenry then, the paying of taxes ought at least to be considered a conscientious duly. Insofar as it is, it is evidence of the people's political maturity and their confidence in their government. The grumbles may seem to grow a little loud in America each April, but they are soon drowned out by the humming of a nation busily at work. A New Twisf In Hicksville, N.Y., the driver of a car which struck a pedestrian and broke his leg is suing the victim. The driver claims the accident caused his insurance rate to go up. This is a new twist in the law. The Hicksville man apparently seeks to establish a legal principle t h a t bears watching. The pedestrian has been almosl immune from civil action. If he gels hit, he finds out whal grounds he lias for a claim against, the driver. If the pedestrian has 710 grounds, the driver mops his brow in relief and is content to forget the whole thing. The time may come, though, when pedestrians may find themselves in court to face charges of "dangerous walking," "walking while impaired," or "run- nini! away (on foot) from the scene of an accident." The lasl straw will come when they are tested, required to show taillights and subject to prosecution for walking while their licenses have been suspended. The prospect is enough to inspire the formation of a Walkers Association^ defend pedestrians' basic rights. w-^A ilife ·:«£ WALTER WINCHELL ON BROADWAY Swellebs About Town: Home Run favorite Mickey Mantle feast ng at Rumpelmayer's (in the St Morilz-on-the-Park), and certify ng that he is rival Roger Marls op booster. . .Peggy Cass at the xciling birth of "A Thousanc iowns" (the town's latest smasl t the Eugene O'Neill Theater! reeling a Friendly Foe with Nice to see you". . .Hit play vright - Besl - Seller author Mrs Valter (Jean) Kerr at "Clowns' utting one of her first fans deac .. Leonard Lyons (we knew him ·hen he didn't have a paragraph o his name) the first to greel with "Happy 65" as the Sardl's lock reached Midnight April 7lh, Sallies In Our Alley: At La ''onda del Sol some of us wen lucking about Jack Paar taking 7 months' holiday. "He'll be iiserable," said one, "nobody 1 ! o unhappy as a Star without an udience'. . ."You mean,' edited ne Guess, "unhappy as a Knock- r without one". Midtown Vignette: The Column aid its hurried respects to Billy .Mr. Tavasso! Tavasso nize of you, lhankxxx! Candlelight For T w o s o m e s : Barbara Nichols (Ohyoofoolyoo!: the Hollywood Dazzler and piano table Lee Evans at 0 Henry's. . Kleenex heir Robbie Phillips and starlet Faye Wright at Viennese Lantern. . .Comic Mai Lawrence and songstress Dolores Leigh al Enrico Paglleri's. . ^Italo stai Walter Chiari and Geraldine Pago (our leading lady in "Sweet Bird") hide-n-wooing at Inner Circle. . .TV exec D. Yarnell and Sandy Dietrich (of the airlines) making kisstory at Stampler's. Lark Jo Ann Campbell and acloi M. Richards at The First Nighter, who c o u 1 d n 'I care less Whc Knowzitt! Almanac By United Press International Today is Saturday, April 14, the 104th day of the year with 261 o follow in 1962. The moon is approaching its " ' f n M it. Kred! One shut as they brinj,' I h e d i c l u l o r n - i " ,'jp.fl these w i l l he the best home movies anyone ;.-, C i i i t h r i c Conler, Iowa, has ever seen . . . !" -IfP- ^-- JJWSfflR % . 'Now ALL WE HAVE. TO .DO is UJAIT FOR. A 8-58 To so OVER." NATIONAL WHI News Behind the WASHINGTON - The first Cab inct feud in the Kennedy Admin istration has developed between Attorney General Robert Kenne y and Orvillc Freeman. Secre ary of Agriculture and fonnei Governor of Minnesota. As ex jccled, the President's bruthci seems to be winning, although tin lash involves the highly contra vcrsial but nonlegal question o cotton. This commodity, which affects so many cmocratic interests It he South, the Southwest and Call ornia, presents the Adminislra tlon with nne of its most difficul ralitlcal and economic quandaries Growers complain because an 8 cent subsidy permits foreign com K'titors to buy it at lower prices lan American processors have to lay. For the same reason, te.\- ile manufacturers demand pro- eclion from imports of low-cosl fabricated products from Japan and Hong Kong. Apparently dissalislied with Secretary Freeman's approach to the problem. Attorney General Kennedy called in from Memphis a newspaperman regarded as a specialist In all phases of the cotton industry. Secretary Freeman was not notified or consulted about this intervention. Spills The Beans -- On arriving here, (he Memphis writer ound the Attorney General to be ill at home, where Ihe two con ferred. On returning to Memphis the reporter made the mistake o writing an amusing article abou the Kennedy homestead, including the lively antics of Ihe children This was Secretary Freeman 1 , first inkling of the Attorney Gen cral's interest in his affairs. Ant when he visited the President h Florida, he complained about the confusion that would result fron this outside interference. A few weeks ago, the Memphis adviser was summoned to Wash Inglon again by Attorney Genera Kennedy. He was warned, how ever, not to reveal his presence, by writing another story about the A. G.'s family lest it upset the Secretary of Agriculture. Disagree Over Farm Monopolies -- It is understood, however that the cotton bill how in preparation at Agriculture will Include ideas which the Attorney General obtained from his newspaper adviser. They will provide for lower price supports but will permit additional acreage production. It is ell that these changes will enable our growers to compete on better terms with foreign growers. Freeman is expected lo approve these proposals. The Kennedy - Freeman rift began last year when they differed over the Secretary's recommenda- ions for inclusion in the Omnibus Foreign News Commentary By PHIL NEWSOM, UP1 Foreign Editor An important change has taken ace in United States policy oward West Berlin. Until very recently, U. S. reaction to Soviet threats against le city primarily was military. The military phase received slepping-iip emphasis after Presi- ent Kennedy's l!Kil Vienna meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in which the Soviet leader placed a year-end deadline on a peace treaty with East Germany and a aolition of Allied rights in West Berlin. Tense moments followed as Gen. Lucius Clay arrived in Berlin to be the President's personal representative and the U. S. began re-establishing its rights on the German aulobahns. in the air corridors, and on its side of the wall dividing the ci y. Now a second phase equal to Ihe military is being emphasized. Secretary of Slate Dean Husk eft Geneva w i t h the belief that so long MS the Soviet challenge remains, there also remained a serious threat to Wesl Berlin morale ,'ind a subsequent Ihrcnt to investment and production. On this basis then. Soviet i;iiTassing ladies in (he air cor- r t Hi's represented less a rhal- cm;o In Allied ri|;hls nl free! access limn to Ihe spinl anil economic hc.'iilh of Wesl IV'rlin-- an a t t e m p t In discourage eslalv ; lishmcnl of new business and to encourage Wesl Berliners to leave. In answer, the United Slates is trying to encourage U. S. firms with operations in Germany to open branches in West Berlin. Student exchanges are being considered, as are suggestions to make Easl Berlin universities centers for international education programs. A glance al statistics illustrates the cause of concern. West Berlin gained steadily in :)opnlation from 1953 lo 1!)58 when Khrushchev issued his first ulli- iiatum against Ihe city. Since hen, (here has been a slow but steady decline. The populalion which reached T |x-ak of 2.2 million in 191)0 has leou projected to 1!)C-1 at an even wo million. German government officials explain it partially by Hie fact hat Berlin Is a cily of Ihe old, vilh n ilealh rale far exceeding he hirlh rate. Hut it also is true that West Berlin's work force has dimin- shed at a rate of between 15.000 ind 20,000 a year since HIM. Formerly, Ihe city replenished Is work force with refugees from he Enst The Soviel-erccled wall ·ill off thai flow to scarcely nnre In a year limn iisrol lo irrive in a week. RLIGIG * * * * News Farm Bill. Freeman had urge: that farm co-operatives be allow ed to merge so as to form mor powerful organizations. Attorney G e n e r a l Kenned; whose antitrust altitude is sli'ong cr than that of most of his pre decessors, opposed the merge provision as a violation of th iaws against monopoly. He di nol believe that agriculture shoul be -granted privileges denied 1 industries, railroads, banks, etc His ideas prevailed at Ihe Whit House. Oppusitiun Give Stage -- Th Administration's new farm pro ^ram generally is not meeting th Capitol Hill approval anticipate( by President Kennedy and Secre tary Freeman. An unhappy por tent was a recenl action of th staunchly Democratic House Com mittee on Agriculture. It went to the unusual length of setting aside a whole day t rear the ideas of the America ·"arm Bureau Federalion. This or janization has fought every Dem ocrotie farm program since th days of Henry Agard Wallace. 1 is so conservative thai il is re garded as the agricultural anne. of Ihe Republican Parly. II i credited with tha defeat of th Administration's Omnibus Farm Bill last year. Nobody can recall when the ad milledly bilter opposition lo a ol!tically important measure ha. )cen called in to air its view iy a committee supposedly friend y to the While House. It jus sn't done in polile polilical soci ety. Members attributed this hostile lehavior to Congressional irrita lion over the slow progress of the Administration's 19C2 farm plans and lo the belief that it seek controls over agriculture wind are considered to be loo extreme and too comprehensive. Quotes Froi The News Ry United Press Inlci-imtlonnl WASHINGTON - Queen Kara i of Iran, explaining that she sometimes longs for the freedom she ind ns a schoolgirl: "I can't lake n walk on the streets. But one gels used to everything." ROME-- Tile Vatican weekly Os- sorvalore Delia Domenica, criticizing actress Elizabeth Taylor's penchant (or multiple tnnrrlnfles: ". . . Children need more an lonored name than a famous n:ime, n serious mother more than i beautiful nuilhrr, n slnble father 'ather than n newcomer who ·isks being dismisseil." Reed, landlord of The Litlle Club down. . ."Aren'l you coming in for a sip?" Reed asked. . ."No," we said, "You donl look like you need money, bye!". . ."When you have never had money," gravely intoned The Sage of East 55th Street, "you learn to live without il." Memos of a Mldnlghlcr: Hottest scandal of all is the "star" of tv, films and night clubs flaunting her claim to No. 1 Floozy with a married gigolo (she supports) whose estranged wife also is on :ier payroll: "Not to make a scene". . ."Dollo," Ihe first quiz show flung off the nets (in the TV fix scandalulu), is back in court before His Honor, Supreme Courl Judge V. A. Lupiano. David Robbins plaintiff. Alleges be sub- milted it as a tots show 3 years before il drowned. . .From Ihe March 30lh papyri: "While rumors flew around Rome about his fling with Liz, Richard Burton (Burton Up Your Overcoat Zippa!) was constantly seen with beautiful ex-Copa girl Pat Tun- dcr." From WW of Mar. 12lh: "The Cleopatra scandals may be good advance publicity, but the ex-Copa doll who flew to Rome when summoned the other night) is really Ihe Star of the off-screen melodrama." New York Sideshow: The olher 2 a.m. N. Y. Mirror ace fotog- ger Frederick Klein chauffcured us along the Crime Deal. . .We reminisced about the Mirror. . . "I've been on the paper 28 years," he sighed. . ."I started on it Jjne 10th 1929," we ditt'd. . . "Well then," Mr. Klein iinnounccd, "let's drink to the N. Y. Mirror'.' . . So saying, he parked the press car on York Avenue (near 76th) and introduced us to The Birthday Bar. . .One of the coziest and friendliest pubs in Manhattan. . . The landlord is Frank Tavasso. . . He is also the bartender, the host and between rounds demonstrates lis talent on the accordion. . .In brief, his own floor show. . .His whoopee-water is Ihe best . .His prices remind you lhat the swank spots and Broadway joints charge you triple. . .If you buy a drink for everyone at the bar -- the tab amounts to almosl Ten Bux The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1861, Union Iroops surrender to the Southerners at Fort Sumter. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was wounded fatally al Ford's Theatre in Washington by ohn Wilkes Booth, well-known actor and Confederate sympa- liizer. . In 1910, President William Tafl inaugurated a precedent by throwing out the first boll at tha opening of the baseball season. In 1952 the, United States and Canada submitted plans for the lydroelectric power phase of the SI. Lawrence Seaway project to | the Joint International Commis- " sion. A thought for the day: U.S. . Ambassador Adlai Stevenson Once said: "Lei's lalk sense to th* American people. Let's tell Ihem the Iruth, thai there are no gains without pains." Today is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of the year with 260 lo follow in 1862. The moon is approaching its . full phase. 7'he morning stars are Jupiter " and Saturn. . The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1861, President Lincoln scnl ( Congress a message recognizing a slale of civil war. In 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson was sworn in as the 17th President of the United Stales | three hours after the death of Presidenl Lincoln. ' In 1912, after striking an ice- . berg, the luxury liner Titanic sank on her maiden voyage from England to New York, taking more than 1,500 persons lo Iheir deaths. | In 1923, insulin, discovered by ' Dr. Frederick Banting of Toronto, Canada, in 1922, became available (or general use. Athought for the day: American contemporary writer Thomas , Wolfe said: "There is no spec- .acle on earth more appealing .ban that of a beautiful woman ' n the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." ~ 1 a The Lighter Side In Washington By DICK WEST s WASHINGTON (UPI)-We were sitting in Uie living room, having a quiet evening at home. I was reading the paper and she was doing her nails. "What do you do with your ok cleaning tissues?" I said. "The ones you use lo remove your make-up with at night?" "What do you think I do with them?" she replied. "Frame them or something?" ' That's exactly what I had in mind," I said. "They might he worth a lot of money." She \vcnl back to doing her nni s and I went into the bed- oom, where I emptied the waste- laskcl and collected (lie lissucs mearcd with lipstick, eye shs- ow, rouge and other such goo. These I pasted onto a piece of ardboard, which I carried into he living room and hung on the vail in the place where Uncle Villis' portrait usually hangs. "What Is that supposed to be," ny wife said, eyeing me norv- usly. "It's a painting," 1 said. "1 all it 'Algerian sunset' " "It looks more like a stomach psel," she commented, but I miiginc flic will change her tune v icn the money sl.'irls rolling in. What launched me on my new areor was an item t saaw aboull a lady artist in Florida who had been clearning her brushes on a i piece of masonite board. , On e day she noticed that the _ dabs of paint formed an abstract pattern. So she entered the boarc in an art show and il was the first painting she sold. Fetched a nice price, too. The artist indicated that she expected to turn this into a good thing. I wouldn't be surprised il she gave up painting entirely and spenl all of her time cleaning brushes. Reading of her coup made me realize What a fool I've been all these years. When I painted something -- a )atio chair, soy, or n window )ox-- I took the brush up to the attic afterwards and wiped off he excess paint on a rafter. I must have thousands of (lol- nrs worth of abstract art on hose boards and no way to cap- lalize on It, If I sawed a paining out of Ihe ratters, the roof would cnvc on. There's n growing market for nrl thai wasn't intended (o be irl, and eventually, I suppose, he pninl-smeared rafters will be vorth more than the house. , Until then, 1 hope lo cash in in the Irellil by selling my wile's ' leaning tissues. 1 TODAY'S BEST FROM EUROPE "I must say that when we ran into difficulties my husband took it like a man--he passed them all on to me . . .!" The Hollywood Scene By Vernon Scott or two years now and if I'm not satisifed with future movies I'd )e inclined to return (o television. "But at least I want Ihe salis- 'action of knowing I got to bat in he major leagues." Chockles !n The News HOLLYWOOD (UPI). -- David Janssen departed his "Richard diamond, private detective" tele- "ision series two years ago become a full fledged movie sta After six pictures Dave is something less than fledged, full or otherwise. Five of the six films were oul- righl brodrcs. Janssen. a man of no little talent, admits none of them approaches "Ben-Hur" or "Gone With The Wind," but he is giving movies his best shot in hopes of better things to come. "My first picture, 'Hell to Eternity,' was a hit with the critics^ and it made money," he said, squeezing a slice of lemon Into --- ~~ glass of noonday limato juice.!Democratic primary. "After that came the disasters. "Remember 'Dondi'?" he asked. "No? Well neither does anyone j else. That picture brought back radio and home slides. It was one of the great bombs of our lime. "Then there was 'King of the Roaring 20's.' I played a gangster. The picture wasn't a catastrophe, but it wasn't a threat to "West Side Story" either." His fourth epic was "Twenty Plus Two," which Janssen dc- CLINTON, 111. (UPI)-Worley 0. Arthinglon, 59, couldn't vote for himself for sheriff in Tuesday's He was in jail for failing to J43.20 court costs on a trespass pay conviction. | scribes as a lurkey. Nol just the ordinary run of the mine variety this bird was turkey a la king. "After that I settled for an adventure drama, 'Ring of Fire.' It shepherd Was a qualified disappointment. "The sixth was 'Mantrap,' and il jusl sort of laid there. You might say it got less than critical acclaim. But il was Edmond O'Brien's first job as director of a major picture." Perhaps seven will prove Dave's lucky number. He currently is costarring with Debbie Reynolds in "My Six Loves." It marks the first lime the handsome actor has worked a star of Debbie's magnitude and his initial appearance in a movie costing more than a million dollars. To what does Dave attribute his appalling celluloid record? "I wish I knew," he said wistfully. "I don't think I fit into the category of television personal! tics who have failed to make the garde in pictures. Most of them liave had no prior experience as actors before becoming overnight sensations." Would Dave prefer to be a successful star in a video series - to starring in mediocre pictures? "If I can't get the kind of pic- lures I wanl then I'll return to a TV series. I've been out of TV DUBUQUE, Iowa (UPI) _ Despite "caution," "danger," and "dead end" signs posted at Uic end of a street by police, hot rod- ders still crash through the bnr- ~ : er. The cops are giving it one more fry with a new sign thai says "whoa." SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (UPD- Duke, the half boxer half German dog whose barking led the capture of five escaped convicts, today got a reward from San Quenlin prison guards. The guards chipped in and' bought Duke a case of dog food. MADISON, Wis. (UPI) - Villas Park Zoo Director Daniel Watson plans to use psychology to make a papa emu act like a mama emu. Watson hopes to interest the male bird in setting on a nest to aatch four eggs laid by his mate who is neglecting her motherly duties. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UPI) City Councilman Alan Hitch, a staunch opponent of parking meters, is out $2 because he balked few pennies, parking in a red at spending Fined $2 foi zone. Hitch said "I just took a chance at not gelling caught" TUNBtttDGE WELLS, England (UPI) -- Geoffrey Towner, 17, pul a wet kipper in the engine of his biology professor's car as a joke. Towner resigned from school when the kipper caused a short circuit. SEIATOR CAUCUS, by Pete Wyma "Of course I had n lousy time! That's the first parry I've been to -where the host limited all debutes to 10 minutes!!"

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