Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 17, 1967 · Page 23
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Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, May 17, 1967
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Editorials 'News Tucson Uailtr (Eitteen WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1967 PAGE 23 Sports Markets Termed 'Unreliable' 10,000 Removed From Nuclear 'Triggers' Man Slain Trying To Grab Gun Police Indicate No Charges A 35-year-old man was sho Co death early today when he apparently made a grab for a 9-mm pistol being held by another man in the living.room of en East Side home. No charges will be filed, police said. The victim was identified by police as Ronald A. McPhe- dran, a tree surgeon, of 4860 N. Flowing Wells Road. According to investigators, the incident occurred about 1:40 in the home of Mrs. Carolyn Gail Clay, 33, of 3219 E. Fairmount' St. Witnesses said McPhedran tried to grab a gun being held by Freeman Dermody, 30, of M a r a n a . The weapon discharged, sending a slug into McPhedran's chest. Dermody told patrolmen he had gone to x the house with Miss Nancy Thelma Silva, 26, of 3818 E. Sylvia St., after Mrs. Clay had called one of them and said that McPhedran had threatened her. Police said McPhedran and Mrs. Clay had been acquainted for about two years. Dermody said that about 10 minutes after they reached the home, McPhedran "ran in through the kitchen." Dermody pulled the gun, a Luger, out of his pocked in an effort to calm McPhedran, police were told. McPhedran tried to take it away and the gun went off, authorities added. Police said that when they arrived at the scene Mrs. Clay was giving McPhedran heart massage. He was pronounced dead at Puna County Hospital. Arrangements for McPhedran are pending at Tucson Mortuary. Marine 9 s Poem Slaps Apathy "Do you appreciate what he'll do -- Like giving up his life for you?" Lance Cpl. Calvin Alan Parks, 22, wrote these lines in a poem sent to his parents three days before he was killed in battle near Quang Tri in South Vietnam on May 8 Before being inducted into No Bones About It Leonore A. Galarneau (left), retiring president, passes the gavel to Mrs. Jerry Chugg, new president of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists during the five-day conference of the group in Anaheim. INVADERS CAUGHT Venezuela Demands Action Against Cuba Anti-Maoists Threaten Dikes . TOKYO (AP) -- More than 50,000 anti-Maoist peasants and workers were reported today d r a w i n g a noose around Chengtu, capital of Szechwan province. Wall newspapers put up in Peking Monday and Tuesday said armed opponents of Mao T z e-T u n g have entrenched themselves in Kuang-Hsien, Ipin, Neighiang, Teyand and C h i a n g y u , cities around Chengtu. Occupying Buddhist temples, armed and with stocks of food, Mao's foes have spread word that they will destroy dikes in Chengtu, a move which could spell disaster for the city. CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI)-Venezuela today demanded new inter-American action against Communist Cuba for a campaign of aggression climaxed last week by a Cuban-led guerrilla invasion. Foreign Minister Ignacio Iribarren Borges announced Tuesday night that Venezuela will ask for a special meeting of foreign ministers in the Organization of American States (OAS) to hear its charges against Cuba. A similar Venezuelan request three years ago led to a severance of diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba by all killing of a third during a clash with guerrillas, Venezuela obtained hard evidence to seal its Tennessee Senate Voids Teaching Ban NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPI)-The State Senate Tuesday took case. The captives, a lieutenant and a militiaman, were the first Cuban regulars to be caught in Latin America. They were trapped shortly after landing at a beach 65 miles west of Caracas with eight Cuban trained Venezuelan guerrillas. Venezuela obtained its last conviction against Cuba when the OAS agreed that a three-ton arms cache found on a less than five minutes to settle a controversy that has raged since Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan argued about the descent of man in a rural Tennessee courtroom 42 years ago. The Senate passed 20-13 a bill to repeal the statute prohibiting the teaching in public schools of any theory which denies the nations except OAS member Mexico. Iribarren said he was in favor of the case eventually going to the United Nations. Diplomatic officials said the objective of request was the Venezuelan to tighten the economic and diplomatic embargo to make it more difficult for Cuban Premier Fidel Castro to subvert Latin America. With the capture last week of two Cuban soldiers and the Venezuelan beach originated in Havana. Iribarren also took that case to the OAS. Today, the foreign minister had a personal score to settle. His brother was murdered two months ago apparently by Communist terrorists. Venezuela has long been the prime target of Cuban subversion. For years it was bloodied by savage urban terrorism. As the army won the upper hand, the die-hard Communists took to the hills and jungles of the interior as guerrillas biblical version of the divine creation of man. All that is needed to strike down the antievolution law is the signature of Gov. Buford Ellington. The Tennessee Senate vote left Arkansas and Mississippi with the only two anti-evolution laws still on the books. The Arkansas statute was declared unconstitutional last year by a judge, and the state expects the Supreme Court to uphold that ruling. the Marines on March 22, 1966, Parks lived with his stepfather and mother, T. Sgt. and Mrs. Richard H. Halliwill, a 2022 S. Jefferson Ave. He attended Rincon High School in 1961. Young Parks asked Tucson friends to send him a religious medal. And after this was lost when he was wounded, he wrote for another. The Halliwills received the poem on May 12, a day after they learned of the young Marine's death from a gunshot wound. The funeral service will be in Illinois. Halliwill has been transferred from Davis-Monthan AFB to the 825th Strategic Aerospace Division at Little Rick AFB. Parks' poem, filled with bit- erness about the indifference among civilians to his struggle, s entitled "The World's Best War Machine." "You sit at home and watch TV "And sip a glass of icy tea. "The news comes on and then you hear "The All-Star game is drawing near "And then you see a far-off land "Where men are dying hi the sand. "A frown appears on your face, "You're tired of hearing about that place. "Who cares about Vietnam across the sea? "It's far away and doesn't concern me. " Y o u ' d rather hear the Beatles play "Than learn about the world today. "It's great to be alive and free. " Forget the guy across the sea. "He's far away and waging a war "To keep the fight from your front door. "This fellow faces death each day Lance Cpl. Parks "So you can stay in school and learn. "The days are hot, the nights are too, "What wonders a letter from home could do. "He dreams of a nice juicy steak -"Then someone yells, 'there's a hill to take. "Some will be heor's because they're brave, "Others will earn a wreath dug grave. "You'll spot him as he passes by, "There's a sad but proud look in his eye. $200,000 Theater Planned Plans for a 500-seat $200,000 motion picture theater on the north side of E. 6th St. between Fremont and Park avenues were announced today. The project is planned by the Art Theater Guild, owner of the Loft Theater, 504 N. Fremont. A hearing on an appeal for a zoning change to permit construction is scheduled before the city Board of Adjustment tomorrow. Construction is to begin in about six weeks and Sept. 1 is the scheduled completion date, according to Thomas Roth, manager of the Loft. The Loft will continue operations, specializing in special "art" films. The new theater will be on the property now occupied by 'he Movie and two other adja- Some Cannot Stand Pressure WASHINGTON U» -- Under a strict, almost puritanical pro gram to guard against human nuclear errors, the Pentagon has removed since 1962 more than 10,000 persons classed as unreliable from jobs involving atomic weapons. The Air Force, with thousands of men assigned to Strategic Air Command bombers, Minute-' man missile silos and the vast defense complex for keeping them ready, has reassigned more than 9,500 men. The fledgling Defense Atomic Support Agency, created hi 1959 to help lay out the services' nuclear warfare needs, has removed more than 200 from hypersensitive posts. guarding, moving, handling, loading or delivery of atomic weapons. With great numbers of potential fingers on the trigger, the Pentagon in 1962 " ' " human reliability ent vacant buildings, if the building permit is granted at omorrow's hearing. It will be called The Gloria, Roth said. The latest of 43 theaters in he ATG chain, owned by Louis K. Sher, of Beverly H i l l s , Calif., the Gloria will feature 'better European as well as American films." Underground movies will be shown each Saturday midnight, Roth added. Gus Chonis, of Coon Chonis Architecture and Planning Con sultants of Tucson, is projec coordinator for t h e theater which was designed by Charle These figures were provided by the Pentagon in response to questions prompted by a Soviet general's observation that Soviet troops show signs of increased tension and confusion around nuclear arms. To a certain extent U.S. serv- cemen and defense civilians re afflicted with similar stress- s. "He's called the world's best war machine, "He's a -- United States Marine." Cox. Robert B. Little, ATG western regional developmen director, was consultant on th project. Agency has about 2,100 with atomic arms. Sourc the Army and Navy have 40,000 jobs associated Even the Army and Navy, not early so immersed as the Air i\rce in the business of thermonuclear war, have reas- igned 300 men classed as un- eliable in dealing with strategic bombs and missiles. According to a count provided to The Associated Press, the Air ·Torce has 26,500 officers and 85, launched a program to cull out "individuals who display indications of excessive worry, anxiety or apprehensions" concerning their jobs. Although U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile strength is peaking out at a planned 1,000 land-based and 656 submarine- borne missiles, the whole area of human reliability may receive new scrutiny with possible deployment of antimissiles. If the United States decides to deploy its Nike X system of thermonuclear-tipped interceptor missiles, there will be a whole new network of missile batteries requiring hundreds of top security personnel to man and support them. Practically all the 10,000-plus individuals removed from nuclear slots betweeen 1962 and 966 have been reassigned to other jobs. Some may have been 000 enlisted men in nuclear-type positions requiring human reliability clearance. The Defense Atomic Support with ORGANIZES PROJECT Salpointe Pupil Creative forced out of the service, although the Pentagon will give no numbers nor say how many punitive actions may have been taken. Basic reasons for the removals, the Pentagon says, include adverse actions on duty, reprimands or admonishments, excessive drinking, negligence, scrapes with the law, heavy indebtedness, marital problems and poor attitude or lack of m tivation toward duty with nu r clear weapons. -I; The Tennessee Seante vote came without debate on the measure which had drawn emotional oratory from both sides prior to a previous unsuccessful repeal attempt. "Yet has something light to say. "No mail today -- a wave of sorrow, "Then, what the heck, there's still tomorrow. "He walks all day, stands watch all night, "He's tired and sick but has to fight. "The college crowd thinks he's a fool "But that's what makes him hard and cruel. "Do you appreciate what he'll do "Like giving up his life for you? "Yet, he asks nothing in return. This is the seventh in a series on student nominees for the Tucson Daily Citizen Achievement Award. The winner will be announced next Monday. When Patrick John Boulay runs out of helpful activities, he creates new ones. Salpointe High's nominee for t h e C i t i z e n Achievement Award, Boulay has been instrumental in organizing several new projects at this school. He was the originator of the annual John F. Kennedy Memorial car wash, which has raised up to $600 per year for worthwhile projects; established an employment service for seniors, and brought together a presidential board for the Sal- pointe Student Council. ]n addition; Patrick is vice Young Boulay, son of Mr. president of the Student Prog- and Mrs. Carlton Boulay, 2334 ress Organization of Tucson, president of El Gees, a school service organization. A delegate to Boys State, he was elected to two offices and appointed administrative assistant to the governor. He also has been honored as Salpointe's outstanding boy student by the Optimist Club. While compiling a 2.171 grade average, which places him 69th in a class of 270, Boulay has been an active campaigner in the Teens Against Cancer and Milk Fund drives. He was appointed a group discussion leader at the state youthpower Conference, was selected to receive the Sahuaro Civitan Junior Achievement Award, originated a schoo'vvide - rtYValu, Ullguioi,t\a « vj-**vvjif. *«%_ Patrick J. Boulay speech contest and organized a homeroom federation system of student government. Co-captain of both the fresh- Hong Kong i Mobs Battle ·* With Police ; HONG KONG (UPI)-Communist-led Chinese mobs battled more than 1,000 police in a two- mile stretch of Hong Kong's 'Golden Mile" main shopping street today in the worst violence yet in this riot-torn British crown colony's struggle with Peking. Thousands of Chinese hurling bottles and stones set fire to two banks, including a Bank of, America branch, a major tourist hotel and a restaurant, stoned firemen putting out the blazes and felled at least 38 police with home-made weap- anu IVlIa V_/tillUUJl u u u i c a y , **J«JT t ^ ^ j v^i b «. .n. U i.*w.. ~. , i E Exeter St has been presi- was chairman of Student City man and junior varsity foot- j_j. j_,.-kv,i.«~i uu., i- u _ n !,,,,,,,,, n^nl-m nr-ae n n a r l l o dent of the freshman and soph- Administration Day, was a omore class, and heads the sen- delegate to the state Student ior class this year. C o u n c i l convention, and is ball teams, Boulay was unable continue in the sport because of injuries. ons. Police said they had no way of estimating the number of injured in the flood of violence. h the capture last week 0, tot^ M^^S V^ SiT prior u,' a previous "Vet, he a sks nothing ,n re- omore class a^eafc ,,,e sen- ae e f ,e o .ne^e ,, j j i_ ^ " I iiured in ta l n »od of vie Cuban soldiers and the interior as guerrillas- unsuccessful repeal attempt. turn. mr class mis year. _ _ IRS Challenges, Demand Fairness And Understanding , _ . i : _ j _ J « _ t n nA nhiaftiva in w h i f h thf faX laW W3S Un- Third of a series of five articles on what your rights arc in a tax fight and how to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service people. By WILLIAM L. RABY, CPA Internal Revenue Service is trying to pluck the most feathers from the reluctant, taxpaying goose while producing the fewest squawks. If you don't make any noise, you may sometimes get plucked for a bit more than is absolutely necessary. If you don't know your rights, the chances are much greater that you'U'get plucked. What are your rights? First, you don't have to stand tor any guff from a revenue ·gent. Most agent? are nice, decent people, out to do a job. If you run Into one of the other ask the agent's supervisor to assign someone else to audit your return. Second, you don't have to accept what the agent says you owe as added taxes. The IRS itself has provided several levels within its own organization to which you can appeal what you consider a wrong decision by an IRS agent. Many taxpayers who have appealed decisions have said they were surprised at how fairly they were treated by the IRS higher-ups; like the school teacher who wouldn't stand for either guff or challenge. An IRS agent challenged her right to claim her two daughters as dependents. The teacher's ex-husband paid $150 a month to help support the girls, and the IRS man wanted the school teacher to bring in grocery slips, department store bills, utilities receipts, and oth- er evidence to prove she had paid out more than $3,600 to support the girls during the y e a r . Otherwise, he would throw out the dependency deductions and charge the teacher $250 more income tax. She went to the agent's supervisor and explained how silly it was to expect her to keep the records demanded. Would the supervisor please put someone else on her tax return? He would and he did. The new man was only 50 per cent more understanding than the first. He was willing to allow the teacher one of the daughters as a dependent. She felt entitled to them both and so she demanded a conference with another higher-up -a man called a District Conferee. At the district conference, she chatted with a man who had spent 20 years in the Inter- nal Revenue Service and who was noted for his practical point of view. He agreed that the revenue agent was arbitrary. He reviewed her calculation of how much of her $5,700 income she must have spent to support the girls. At the end of the hour-long discussion, he assured her that she would have no added tax to pay. If you can't reach some sort of an agreement with the revenue agent who audits your return, you can, like the school teacher, take your gripe to a district conference. It works like this: The revenue agent will tell you what his report will say. Some weeks later, you'll get a letter telling you that the agent has proposed an addition to your tax, enclosing a copy of the agent's report, and informing you that you have the op- portunity to have a district conference. Where the amount involved is under a few thousand dollars, and the question involved is basically a factual one, taxpayers have found that a district conference gives them a fair shake. The taxpayer need not hire a lawyer or a tax practitioner to represent him. Where the amount of tax involved is over $5,000, or there are questions of tax law, a district conference may not work as well. IRS often takes a position that is not 100 per cent what the tax law actually is, but rather what IRS would like the law to be. Suppose you have a controversial situation, one in which IRS has a policy that some courts won't back up. Perhaps you are an employee who travels on business. You aren't away from home overnight, but you are gone for a pretty long day and you travel 100 or more miles a day. The IRS says that in order for your meals to be deducted while you are away from home, you must be away from home overnight. Many courts have disagreed with this approach of the IRS. However, you will not be able to talk the revenue agent or a district conferee into going against the IRS policy. They only work there -they don't make the rules. Your next step, if you got nowhere with the revenue agent or with the district conferee, is to get your case up to the Appellate Division of the IRS. On the average, taxpayers who take their complaints to the Appellate Division wind up paying only about 40 cents for every dollar that the revenue agents originally wanted them to pay. The men in the Appellate Division pride themselves on being independent and objective. They have the power to settle cases without regard to announced IRS policy, on the basis of their estimate of your chance of winning the case if you go to court. The conference with the Appellate Division conferee is just a matter of sitting down in his office with a well-trained and experienced man, and showing him why you think you are right and why you think the revenue agent is wrong. If he thinks you have no merit to your position, he will tell you so and tell you why. If he thinks that you have some basis to your objection to paying the tax, he may ask you what you would propose as a compromise settlement. But watch out! One taxpayer thought he had a compromise worked out with the Appellate Division in a case in which the tax law was unclear. The next he knew, the division's conferee phoned to tell him that the IRS lawyers felt they would like to take the case to court to clarify the law, and so the settlement was off. See what can happen? Whatever rights you as a taxpayer may have in some cases, you are still at the mercy of the caprice of the IRS people who think they want to try a new approach, prove a new theory, or simply act arbitrarily. Too often, the taxpayer is not viewed as an individual but rather as a "thing." He is not a man with a name, but simply another travel-expense case. Against this type of dehumanization, his only defense is to reach out beyond the IRS and into the courts. Tomorrow -- "How To Sue Internal Reveflu* S*rv!c«. H

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