The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on April 16, 1957 · 2
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Tuesday, April 16, 1957
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The Weather Todaj: Partly cloudy, a few brief showers mainly over ruauka areas; moderate northeast trades. yesterday's temperatures: High 76. low 67. Yesterday's rainfall (airport): 0.64 inch. Detailed report: Pajfe A-7. 7T MM mid n n K Ml i a ? VUJ. 101 ST YEAR, NO. 33,901 HONOLULU, HAWAII, U.S.A. TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1957 "FT OELOFS J U-L wins armer Republican keynoter and Mrs. Larson are greeted USIA. Money Well Spent, By SIIERM WILLIAMS The man who is charged with spreading U.S. propagandao the world said yesterday that he feels the nation's money is well spent for the services his agency performs. Arthur Larson, director of the United States Information Agency, arrived by United Air Lines to address more than 600 Republicans as the main speaker at the party's $100 a plate dinner. The dinner will, be tonight at the Hawaiian y ill a ;e Hotel. -s THE 46-YEAR-OLD Republican had this to say:'' i. Voice of America broadcasts didn't incite the Hungarian revolution as has. been charged by USIA opponents. 2. A secretly-subsidized movie, termed a ' "box office flop in reports of. a House hear ing was "the most effective anti Communist film that has ever been made." The movie, shown both domestically and throughout the world, was backed with $100,000 of taxpayers' money. Mr. Larson said the public TSo Action Seen Until 19o9 Session . Armstrong Capitol Site Mandate Killed By SANFORD ZALBURG The Democrats yesterday quietly put to death their &ig!gomg to be done about the capi plan to order the new capitol jtol until the next Legislature,' built at Ft. Armstrong. At this point it seems clear that no action will be taken on SEE 1 L S A GAS KITCHEN Designed by Priscilla Emery, kitchen planning consultant and color advisor, who is always happy to discuss kitchen ideas with vou. On display on the me t floor at HONOLULU GAS CO. Ten-Fifty Bishop Street 7 t tw? '?ysaiWttttBgat mi I 4) ' J won't be told what movie it was because "that is classified." 3. The Voice of America is "very effective" in the Middle East crisis, "but not s effective as we would like it to be." Mr. Larson said ' the m-ecent radio broadcasts are being sent out from a mobile ship-based transmitter. A stronger, land-based transmitter would be better, he said. -'', 4. Effect and extent of USIA work abroad is constantly checked for impact and effect. "We found the other day that an independent agency took a sample of 1,000 Hungarian refugees. Of them, 70 per cent had listened to the Voice of America. Of the JO per cent, 85 per cent thought it (Voice of America) was reliable," Mr. Larson said. , HE SAID that persons coming out of Russia show that "far more people than we thought in the urban areas of Russia listen to the Voice of America." He reiterated the charge that Russians put out "fake" broad casts during the Hungarian rev olution which later gave the im jthe location of a site unril, at 'best, the 1939 session. Seems tQ me that nothing -s said a disappointed senator. "Nothing but talk, talk, talk." THE MOVE to drop the man- THE - - I-! J: f J; a Gordon Morse by Conrad Akamine. Says Chief pression that Voice of America had promised aid for tha revolutionaries. "There is absolutely nothing that would give evidence that we incited the revolution," he said. The USIA has asked for a $27 million increase over its present budget, but has run into opposition in the House. MR. LARSON is author of the book, "A Republican Looks at his Party." He is a Rhodes Scholar, attor ney, educator and author. He is considered a leading Nauthority on workmen's compensation laws. . He has practiced and taught law and is a former Undersecretary of Labor. Mr. and Mrs. Larson are staying at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel While in the islands, he will also address Republicans on Ha waii and Kauai. Meeting him at the airport by yesterday were Ben F. Dilling ham, chairman of the dinner, Arthur D. Woolaway, Republican Party chairman, Governor King and others. date ordering the capitol built at Ft. Armstrong came unob trusively to light during a Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing. The senators were hearing a new draft of Senate Bill 779, the Democratic Party "fat cat" bill, or favorite piece of legislation. This bill would set up an "economic blueprint" for the Terri tory. Locating the capitol at Ft. Armstrong was a ' keynote or "anchor" in the plan. SENATE ATTORNEY Robert G. Dodge, the man who whipped the bill into shape, was" reading the amended bill, paragraph by paragraph. Lo and behold - the mandate had disappeared. . ("I didn't like the idea of the mandate myself," said a senator later, "We should-not do anything we should be sorry for. We should plan the location of the capitol carefully very carefully-") THE AMENDED BILL merely states that Ft. Armstrong "might be used for a civic center or capitol site." It directs the person in charge of territorial planning to order "a study of, governmental requirements." The study is supposed to be made within a six-month period from the effective date of the act. Obviously, this takes the whole matter right out of the hands of the 1957 Legislature. Iolani Palace is already overcrowded. A bunch . of shacks. 'called "barracks," litter the j grounds. They are used for offices and for committee hearings, House Votes Equal Pay For Women A bill providing equal pay for equal work, regardless of sexunanimously passed final reading in the House yesterday.. However, before its passage it was amended to legalize perquisites to heads of families. The amendment passed, 20 to 10, with House Speaker O. Vincent Es- posito voting for it and Majority Leader Dan Inouye against it. Rep. Hebden Porteus (R-Oahu) offered the amendment that touched off the debate. He srid it was designed to protect the heads of families, regardless of sex, who received perquisites solely because of their added family responsibilities. For in stance, he said, special medical plans. REP. PATSY MINK, who in troduced the measure, replied, "I find, your statements interesting. but this section pertains only to wage rates." Mr. Porteus replied that perquisites are sometimes considered part of the compensation an em ployer receives. ine purpose ot tne Din is equal" pay for equal work," Mrs. Mink retorted. She maintained that the purpose of the bill would be defeated by the amendment. Rep. Philip Minn agreed. - In further defense of his amendment, Mr. Porteus said even if the amendment is passed, "a single man and single woman would receive the same pay for equal work." He reiterated he simply wanted to protect those heads of families, regardless of sex, who receive perquisites today. REPRESENTATIVE INOUYE said the amendment would take the "guts out of the bill." Government workers and teachers," he continued "do not receive differentials." "No state having such (equal pay) laws makes allowances for differentials," Mrs. Mink added. Rep. Spark Matsunaga then inquired whether if the amendment failed would perquisites stop. "Yes," replied Mrs. Mink. . AFTER FURTHER DEBATE, a roll call vote was taken. Voting against the amendment were Reps. Ray F. Adams, Elmer Cra-valho, Stanley Hara, Manuel S. Henriques, Mr. 'Inouye, Mrs. Mink, Mr. Minn, Mark Norman Olds, Akoni Pule and Nadao Yo-shinaga. All, however, subsequently voted for the amended bill. Bail Bondsman Plays Safe Penelope and Patricia Are Put Behind Bars The two high-flying California misses who financed an $1,800 Waikiki vacation on bogus checks, yesterday were separated by jail cells for the first time in their month-and-a-half Hawaiian They were turned over to the U.S. Marshal for custody after bondsman William- N. Rosehill corrr'ained that the girls had violated their bail by going to the Big Island without permission. The separation of Patricia Green and Penelope Roberts came when Penelope was sent to the city-county jail and Patricia to the juvenile detention home. IN THE HEARING yesterday in Federal Judge Jon Wiig's court, it turned out that divorcee; Patricia is only 17, and not 19 1 as she- has insistently claimed. Mr. Rosehill was released from the responsibility of the $2,000! bond he had posted on each the girls after he told how the girls went to the Big Island last week, "You young ladies don't seem to appreciate the difficulty you are in, Judge Wiig told the twoa well-scrubbed girls. 'Mr. Rosehill has good cause tojhowever, has remained a blonde.; X Gordon Morse PASSOVER BANQUET The feast of Passover, celebrating the r'elease of the children of ancient Israel from Egyptian slavery and'the approaching spring harvest, was celebrated by 250 Honolulu Jews last night at the Princess Kaiulani hotel, just like it was all over the world. Brent Levinson, 10, and Peter Levinson, 13, join with Rabbi Alexander Segel of the Temple Emanu-El, in conducting the dinner service. The banquet also climaxed the fund-raising drive for the new $200,000 temple which will be built next year. Too Much Fifth Amendment Rutledge Believes So ould Abdicate Office Related Story on Page A-2 Hawaii Teamster Boss Arthur A. Rutledge said yesterday Dave Beck should no longer hold office as presi dent-of the ciant International Brotherhood of Team sters because of his refusal labor racketeering. (Mr. Beck invoked the Fifth Amendment 117 times when a Senate committee questioned him about his use of $322,000 of union funds.) Mr. Rutledge expressed his feelings about Mr. Beck in his signed column in the latest edition of his union's newspaper, Hawaii Labor News. IN THE COLUMN, he refers to a cartoon on the same page. The cartoon quotes this recent proclamation by the AFL-CIO executive council: "If a trade union official decides to invoke the Fifth Amend holiday. believe that in view of ypur p-st activities, you may not be around when it is time to sentence you. Therefore I am committing you to the U.S. Marshal until further order of this court." . . AFTER HE MADE the decision. Judge Wii turned to the girl's attorney George St. Sure. "As long as we are all here," he said, "we may as well clear something up. , . "It has come to my attention. that Patricia Ann may 19, but only 17.". Mr. St. Sure replied that Pa- jtricia's baptismal record shows' that the girl is only 17, "but she insists she is 19 years of age." Once-blonde Penelope turned i up in court yesterday with a new- (hair color this time she'was la strawberry redhead. In her 'first public appearances, she was blonde. Later, she appeared in court as a brunette. Patricia, T1 Beck to answer questions about ment for his personal protection and to avoid scrutiny by proper legislative committees, law enforcement agencies or other public bodies into alleged corruption on his part, he has no right to continue to hold office m his union." Comments Mr. Rutledge in his column: "... I agree with what it (the cartoon) says in simple language." ASKED YESTERDAY if he meant that Mr. Beck should be ousted as head of the interna-tion union, Mr. Rutledge told a reporter: "You can read, can't you? You saw the cartoon, didn't m?" Mr. Rutledge's Hawaii Team sters Sunday night pledged "mor al -and financial" support for their troubled international union but not necessarily for the big union's troubled leaders. AT THE SAME TLME, Ha- (Continued on Page A-7. Col. 3) Where To Find It A SECTION Amusements 11 Comics 10 Crossword Puzzle J Editorial 4 What To Do 11 Women's Features, News .. 8, 9 Your Birthday ... 8 B SECTION Busiifess and Finance 4, 5 Classified Ads 6, 7 in One Ear 1 Radio Programs 5 Ship Movements , 5 Sports , 3 TV Programs 3 USED iMl SOLD QUICKLY! When you want real results advertise your used car in the Advertiser .Want-Ads, where potential buyers look FIRST! This ad sold the Mercury listed in record time by noon the first day! '55 Mercomaiic Montclair hard-toD Radio, rear sneaker, windshield washer, tubeles; tires S1.S30. Will trade for '55 Dodge or Plymouth. 847042. For the lowest-cost way to results the same day, call 52377. Advertiser Want-Ads Kudo Named One of 4 Outstanding In U.S. A 34-year-old Kona resident who developed a new method of growing coffee in submarginal lava land has been chosen one of the four outstanding young farmers in the United States, according to word received yes terday on the Big Island. He is Takeshi Kudo of Honau- nau, who was selected as Ha waii's outstanding : oung farmer in mid-February. Mr. Kudo, who has a 70-acre coffee farm and a 5-acre macadamia nut orchid, is presently in Durham, N.C., along with 49 other finalists in the Ration's "Outstanding Young Farmer" contest. FORMAL announcement of the top four farmers will be' made tonight at a banquet of the 50 winners, representing every state in the union and Hawaii and Alaska. The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Agriculture Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, Mr. Kudo, a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran of World War II, also wen this year's Kona Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, His subsequent selection by territorial judges as Hawaii s outstanding young farmer won him his current all-expense trip to North Carolina. THE THREE LOCAL judges chose him Hawaii's best from .among 31 territorial contenders because of: 1. His outstanding contribu tion to agriculture in the community in pioneering coffee srowins on "sub-marginal" land in South Kona. 2. His outstanding farm man agement practices. 3. His broad score of service to the community as evidenced bv his selection as man of the year by Kona Jaycees. The Hawaii judges were Y Baron Goto, Honolulu director of the University of Hawaii's Agricultural Extension Service; Ta-kumi Kono, Hilo, filed assistant in agricultural education for the DPI, and L. C. Child, Holualoa, Kona, former manager for Amer ican Factors in Kona Last of Tax Returns Filed A last dribble of Honolulu taxpayers made the march past harried but helpful Federal tax men last night as the door clanged shut on chances to file 1956 Federal Income tax before the deadline. At 9 p.m. Henry Robinson, Director of Internal Revenue, closed the doors on the bureau's big annual effort to garner more than 200,000 tax returns and the money that goes with them. A few late arrivals were bent wearily over their forms. And the agents helping them with their taxes appeared even more weary, but cheerful at the thought the end was in sight. Thurston Sees Fair Statehood Decision To Be on Own Merits ; By GEORGE REMINGTON Related Story on page E-l Statehood Commission Chairman Lorrin P. Thurstcn said yesterday he is confident both the House and Senate will vote on Hawaii statehood on iU own merits during the current session of Congress. tie said ma- r ijority and min-;ority leaders of : both houses j have ' pledged t that the state- f i hood bill will r ;not meet its? 1 fate of past ses- ;sions that of being bottled; ! up in committee ... ! or tied to tne ; Alaska bill. Mr. Thurston Mr. Thurston said Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson and House Speaker Sam ,Kayburn promised "to use every t Acs..-:.:? MR. KUDO Cars Lacking New Plates Face Seizure A record 131,553 Oahu motorists bought their 1937 license plates before auto-impounding time, the City-County treasurer's office said yesterday. Police were authorized to seize vehicles not wearing the new shiny red and white plates as of midnight Monday. Owners of seized vehicles will have to pay towing and storage charges as well as the 10 per cent license penalty fee. BY LASTNIGIirs 3:30 closing "time, the treasurer's office had issued 9,192 more plates than it had by April ,15, 1956. That also was a record year. However, forlorn motorists holding registration slips and money wandered tip the City Hall steps for hours after the doors clanged shut. SO FAR THIS year, plate fees have brought in $2,747,-844.53, compared with $2,554,621 last year. The money goes for road building and repair and police traffic control work. City-County Treasurer Lawrence S. Goto expects registrations to total 150,000 by the end of the year. Last year's final total was 141,665. 3rd of Cancer Series Delayed The third in The Advertiser's scries of articles on cancer will take up immunity to the disease inherited and acquired. Originally scheduled to appear in today's paper, the article h2s been delayed and will run tomorrow. Vole effort to see that a fair vote ii made possible." Getting the bill to the floors of both houses without being linked to Alaska is considered the key to its passage. ' MR. TIIURSTONreturne d from Washington Sunday, weary from two weeks of Congressional hearings, buttonholing Congressmen and attending strategy meetings, but brimming with confidence that his seven-man statehood delegation was successful. "I think we face the best j (Continued cn Pass A-7, Col. 1)

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