Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on March 22, 1964 · 98
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii · 98

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Prime Reading For This Week THE ISLAND, by Robert Creeley. (Scribner's). 190 pages. $3.50. To an island off Spain goes an American writer, his wife and children, hoping to find a new life in an atmosphere remote from previous cares and concerns. Instead they find new frustrations, new impatience, new tensions which lead to a jarring climax. This is a good first novel in lean prose by a poet (eight books), who teaches at the U. of New Mexico. SAN FRANCISCO Artist Walter Keane, never one to quit while he's ahead, has decided to give the New York World's Fair one more chance. He is having his magnum opeless, "Tomorrow Forever," flown to New York so that its two most virulent critics Fair Boss Robert Moses and Robert Canaday of the N.Y. Times can see it in all its palpitating glory (the picture was to have been the theme painting in the Hall of Education till they got a whiff of the plot). "They've never SEEN the picture," says Walter, not unreasonably. "How can they be so sure it's terrible until they've looked at it?" A very fair question. ir it k IIEII: Did you read that racy story out of Indianapolis the one about the 37 college kids arrested for orgying it up in a hotel? Well, the aunt of one of the girls involved lives here, and is relieved, as follows: "Thankhevvins it was only the usual kid stuff. When I heard she was caught in a hotel, I was afraid she'd been picketing!" . About This Town The London Displays Co. of Curacao the outfit that owns all the wax figures in the Tussaud Museum at the Wharf has just filed a slambang $2,500,000 suit against its landlord, S.F.'s Tom Fong, claiming he's trying to break its five-yr. lease so he can put in his OWN waxworks. No wonder: The money in this gimmick is fantastic. Fong pays the London people 48 per cent of the gross, and for last June, July, August and September he handed over $117,000. Obviously, he'd like 100 per cent of this waxy gravy. Leo Sharp, boss of Las Vegas Hacienda Tours, is the kind of guy who sits around doodling figures, and what his doodles show is that if inflation continues at its present pace for the next 25 years, steak will be $6.25 a pound, bread 50 cents a loaf, soap three bars for a buck, cigarets 75 cents a pack and as for the 1989 Ford, that'll cost $8,900 for the cheapest two-door model. Who needs people like Leo Sharp? Herbert's Sherbet We have been in a position to hear some illuminating conversations the past few days, and if I don't pass them along there'll be a large blank spot in this column, right about here. John Minton, owner of Creative Arts in Sausalito, was lunching on a bench in Plaza Vina del Mar when Mrs. Bruce Balfour settled down beside him. She and her husband have just moved from Bohemian digs in Muir Beach to a conventional suburban house nearby, and she looked slightly sad. "It's a nice house," she sighed, "but you know I prefer shacks." "Well," suggested John, "you could always fix it down." Bob Orben, front and center: "Do you realize we're raising a whole generation of kids who believe that when a woman grows older she turns blonde?" . . . The Giants' Jim Ray Hart, who has averaged at least one error per game thus far, has a new name. "Dr. Strangeglove"' . . . The customers at old Sam's in Tiburon consumed 3,743 eggs in February, all in fizzes. Crows Owner Jim Bigelow: "We have the healthiest drunks in the West." n Bay City Beat At the Curtis Stewart fur salon on Sutter we find our Little Old Lady, in the flesh. "I want you to make a mink sweater for my dog," she says to Curtis. "Big or little?" he asks. "Sort of medium," she replies. "Why don't you bring the dog in for a measurement?" he suggests. The LOL shakes her head and smiles mysteriously. "Can't do that," she says. "I want it to be a surprise." "A" "A" "A- -Jk Alaska, which has been feeling a little shabby (not a single Rolls-Royce in the whole State), may now hold up its head. E. T. Dimock of Anchorage just took delivery on a '36 Rolls Alaska's first which he bought from Wayne Sisk of S.F. (Sisk acquired it in 1958 from Lord Blythe of Old Blighty.) B THE LIBERAL DILEMMA, by Dr. Harvey C. B u n k e. (Prentice-Hall). 339 pages. $6.95. The dilemma of the modern American, as the author, associate professor of business and public policy at the U of Iowa and formerly a government economist, sees it is this: "Since we are committed technologically and psychologically to industrialization, the individual, dependent upon the system and other men for his most urgent needs, often suffers a gnawing sense of pow-erlessness . . . "A pious economic individualist by faith, he lives in an existential world that with each passing day grants him less independence and more and more compels him to violate the creed by which he professes to live." But man, he reminds, has always lived in the two worlds of flesh and faith, worlds which "can never coincide." He then examines the dualism as it applies today but from the vantage point of history. He ranges from Plato to T o y n b e e, from Adam Smith to Keynes. He concludes that we are using only a fraction of our national energy and that we are in dire need of fresh purpose, fresh challenge. "At home we need roads, schools, hospitals and many other things. Even if domestically there were no unsatisfied want, no untended sickness, no incurable ignorance, no lack of in-dividual opportunity, there would yet remain the greatest challenge ever known to mankind. "In Asia, Africa and South America the great Honolulu Best Sellers FICTION MOLOKAI O. A. Bush-nell THE GROUP Mary McCarthy BLACK AMBER Phyllis Whitney THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN Morris West ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE Ian Fleming OOKS IN BRIEF By George Chaplin majority of the people have never read a book, know nothing of modern medicine and live under the constant threat of famine or controllable disease. The Kremlin has served notice to all the world that, in the name of mankind rather than man, it is pledged to communize these rising peoples. "Here then is our ultimate challenge: To teach and implement our belief in the worth and dignity of the individual in these lands, where only recently the doctrine of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has barely pierced the curtain of centuries of poverty and ignorance. "Our problem then is not lack or challenge, but rather how we can arrange society and its institutions to respond successfully to this new challenge without losing the precious values we prize so highly." He sees the Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps as examples of what can be done. H. G. WELLS, The War of The Worlds, The Time Machines and Selected Short Stories. (Piatt & Munk). 514 pages. $2.95. Some of the fantasy of "the father of modern science fiction" has been prophetic. More may be. Here, collected for the recent 97th anniversary of Wells' birth, are the unabridged texts of his splendid novels, "The War Of The Worlds" and "The Time Machines," and a superb sampling of seven short tales running the gamut from humor to horror. THINKING ON YOUR FEET, by Louis Nizer. (Liveright). 239 pages. $3.95. A new edition 23 years after original pub- NON-FICTION FOUR DAYS UPI and American Heritage HAWAIIAN HERITAGE Kathleen Mellen COOPER'S CREEK Alan Moorehead CONFESSIONS OF AN ADVERTISING MAN David Ogilvy PROFILES IN COURAGE John F. Kennedy ALOHA SUNDAY STAR lication, but just as interesting now as then. A collection of the famous lawyer's introductions of famous people; of a number of his own addresses; and of practical advice for the speech-giver and toast-" master. Witty and wise. By MILTON CADES TAXES OF HAWAII (1964) by Russell S. Bock, a partner in the firm of Ernst & Ernst, certified public accountants, fills a void that has been keenly felt by tax practitioners in Hawaii. In 1957, the Hawaii Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a bill conforming the Hawaii income tax law as closely as possible to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. In doing so, much of the Internal Revenue Code was adopted verbatim as it stood on June 7, 1957. The purpose of this legislation was to simplify the filing of state tax returns and; to minimize the taxpayer's burdens in complying with the state income tax law. Despite this laudible purpose, however, numerous provisions in the state law for one reason or another did not conform to the Federal law. Since 1957, the Internal Revenue Code has been amended in ' major respects on three oc-casions. Unfortunately, many of these amendments since 1957 have not been adopted by Hawaii, which has resulted in numerous additional differences between the Hawaii and Federal laws. Of course, to the extent that these differ-ences have multiplied, the intent of the Hawaii Legislature to simplify the filing of returns and to minimize the burden of taxpayers has been defeated. To tax practitioners in this state, it is, to say the least, a source of constant concern to keep up-to-date on the numerous ARTS - HOBBIES CIVIL SERVICE TESTS College & School Aids Subscriptions ALL Magazines. PHONE 502-715 BULLETIN & ADVERTISER, details in which the Hawaii law now differs front the Federal law. It is to tliis primary1 task that Mr. Bock has addressed himself i "T axes of Hawaii ( 1964 )." He has include4 in this book a checklist of the differences between Hawaii and Federal lar which is keyed to both the Hawaii and Federal laws and to the textual material in the book explaining the Hawaii law. Following this checklist, he presents a concise, yet detailed, de scripton of the Hawaii income tax law. This description is, in turn, keyed to both the Hawaii and Federal law. Another helpful feature of "Taxes of Hawaii (1934)" is the imaginative presentation and explanation of the various returns and schedules used in the State of Hawaii. Mr. Bock presents problems and then solves them for the reader by filling out the appropriate tax returns and schedules. The educational value of this approach is considerable. The book contains a wealth of other information for the layman as well as the tax practitioner. For instance, all of the various taxes levied by the State of Hawaii are briefly described. In addition, a directory of Hawaii State Tax Offices and a directory of Federal Tax Offices in Hawaii are included. Moreover, a complete set of Hawaii income tax withholding tables for employers are presented. In s u m m a r y, Mr. Bock's work should prove to be a valuable reference book for all those who have a direct interest in Hawaii's taxes. This Week's BestTl in Paperbacks M Scandal's Child by Edmund Schiddel f Sensational new novel of passion, memorable, emorable,f 50' poignant ond excellently written. A Different Drummer by W'm. Melvin Kelley kA new kind of novel byi a great new kind of Ne gro writer. As 60' timely as Page 1 of the newsl AT YOUR FAVORITE" NEWSSTAND March 22, 1964 Page 11

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