PAGE TWO (AUK.) COURIKR NEWS TUESDAY, MAT 2«, 1988 Kean Charges Snyder with Exerting 'Undue Influence' in Tax Ruling Bt CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kean (R-NJ) snld toriuy lie Is convinced former Secretary nl the Trea- •ury John W. Snyder exerted "undue Influence" In » favorable tax ruling for a liquor company executive. Snyder said that as a government official he had always given "whole-hearted devotion to the public Interest." Kean commented as a House Ways and Means subcommittee, which he heads, arranged testimony today on a second tax case in which Snyder allegedly took a personal hand. Kean said the subcommittee will look Into several "bigger" cases than the one it heard about yesterday. He added the investigating group has no intention of asking Snyder to testify, but will be glad to hear the longtime Truman administration Cabinet member if h wants to be heard. Snyder is now vice president charge of finance for Willys-Ove land motors. Inc. In a statemei issued at Toledo, O.. he said: "I have conscientiously serve the government, except for sho intervals in private life, for a grea many years in a number of re sponslbilltles. In each assigiunen I have always given whoie-hearte devotion to the public Interest, confidently feel that my service have left a good record." Revenue Bureau workers test tied yesterday that a series o! lech nical specialists approved an ui favorable tax ruling for John 1 Leban, former vice president i Schenley Industries and a contrlb utor to Democratic and Republ' can election campaigns. The rui ing was reversed in Leban's favor however, in the office of forme Revenue Bureau Chief Counse Charles Oliphant, about Oct. 30 1(50. Head Telephone Log Subcommittee Counsel John E Tobin read from Oliphant's tele phonft log that Snyder had callet Ollphint four days earlier abou the Leban case. "There Is a case I would like t< hav« expedited,' 'Anyder was quo ted as saying. "This must be got ten out Immediately." The call produced a hasty series Harnwell New President oi PennsylvaniaU. PHILADELPHIA OP)—An atomic physicist who during World War II aided In knocking out — with submarines—the last sea route from Japan to the mainland of Asia is to be the new president of. the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Oayiord P. Harnwell, 49, was nominated yesterday to succeed Harold E. Stassen and, in accordance with University rules, the Board of Trustees will formally elect him to the job June 10. He will take office July l. Stassen resigned Jan. 19 to become Mutual Security director in the Eisenhower administration. A native of Evunston, III, Dr. Harnwell Joined the faculty of the university in July, 1938,, and has been chairman of Pcnn's physics department since then. During World War II he was granted a leave of absence and from 1942 to 1946 he served in the position of director of the University of California Division of War Research, U. 8, Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory, San Diego, CnlU. It was for his work then that he was awarded the Medal for Merit for being "directly responsible'" for severing the sea route from Japan to the mainland of Asia. 1950 he personally contributed $5,700 to various Democratic elec tion campaigns and raised another Sn.ftOO in contributions to the Dem ocratic National Committee. . He said he also rni.sed about $9,00( for the Republican Campaign Committee- that year because his firm's president was a friend of New York's Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey, Altogether, in the three years 19-18-1950, Leban said he contriba ted or raised SS2.950 lor Democrats and $17,500 for Republicans. In the tax case, Leban asked for of conferences nnd telephone consultations among Revenue Bureau nnd Treasury officials, the log indicated, The Revenue Bureau operates under the Treasury Department. After this round of calls, Snyder \vas quoted ns calling Oliphant again the same day: "Louis Johnson is interested in this thing. If there's anything we can do, let's try to help them out." "Okay," Oliphant replied, according to the log. Johnson had been eased out by Truman a few weeks earlier as .secretary of Defense. Tobin said Johnson's law firm represented Leban, but had turned this cn.se over ;o another firm headed by Randolph Paul, onetime general couii' sel of Hie Treasury. Political Contributions Leban told a House judiciary subcommittee last summer that In a ruling that n complex $320,000 stock deal would not be considered taxable income. The arrangement called for him to buy 20,000 shares of Schenley stock at $26.50 a share, the market price at the time of the agreement. 'Hie stock was to be bought at intervals over 20 years. Katharine Nnlley of the rulings division, and Sylvan Tobolow.sky. assistant head of the interpretative division in the chief counsel's office, testified they were convinced Loban would have to pay income taxes on his profits if the value of the stock went above $26.50 during the 20 years. This as the ruling later reversed by Oliphant, who held that the transaction was closed at a (air market price and any Increase in stock value would not be taxable income. Diana Lynn Sues For Divorce Wayne Wins Point In Alimony Fight LOS ANGELES (/P)—Actor John Wayne has won a point In his tem- )0rary alimony battle with ills estranged wife. The judge says he doesn't think Wayne should have .0 continue supporting his mother- n-law. Jerome Rosenthal, attorney for Mrs. Esperanza Bauer Wayne, con- cndeci yesterday the actor should ontlnue to pay $650 to her mother. "I don't see how you can expect o force this man to support his SANTA MONICA. Calif. 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