Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 5, 1965 · Page 7
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 7

Redlands, California
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Wednesday, May 5, 1965
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In Legislature Appraiser appointment bill has long road to go HITTING THE BEACH — Air mobile units, ferried from bases in Okinawa by aircraft carrier, land in South Viet Nam to strengthen American forces. (NEA Radio-Teiephohto) U.S. Army paratroopers land units near Saigon (Continued from Page 1) cars on a rail siding 20 miles north of Vinh and blew up a nearby building. VieGiamcse planes bombed two suspected radar sites and left two buildings in flames. Other Vietnamese planes shot up three small bridges on the north-south national highway 1. The combat-ready paratroop force which landed today immediately dug in to fend off any Communist attaclcs on bases within sniping distance of guerrilla forces. Huge C130 transport planes rumbled into the Bien Hao and Yung Tau air bases tliroughout the day in a massive airlift of the 3.500-man 173rd Airborne Brigade from Okinawa. TIZZY By Kate Osann "It 's the latest thing in hair dryers. It has a built-in transistor radio!" It is the first U.S. .Army unit committed to the war effort in an acltnowledged combat role. By noon, both bases were ringed with fo.xholes and ma- chinegun emplacements. Antitank artillery, mounted recoilless rifles and jeeps lined the iiinways. The brigade commander. Brig. Gen. Ellis Williamson of Raeford, N.C., set up headquarters at Bien Hoa just north of Saigon and announced that the primary role of his troops was defensive. 'But I will have tbe capability for parachute troops anywhere around here," he added. "We've been preparing for this for some time." Bien Hoa is on the fringes oE communist-infested territory. It was the target of a devastating sneak mortar attack by guerrillas last Nov. 1. Vung Tau, a seaport complex 35 miles southeast of Saigon, is within easy striking distance of guerrillas m hills and swamplands of the Mekong Delta. At Bien Hoa, Sgt. Maj A.B. Cannon, 41, of Cisco, Tex., said he thought the brigade has "a pretty good chance" of tangling with the Viet Cong. Soldiers at Bung Tau were eager for combat. "We want to teach the Viet Cong a lesson," said S. Sgt. Milicio Hernandez, 30, of Honolulu, Hawaii. "We'll tear them up!" He is a platoon sergeant with B Company of the 1st Battalion. The brigade brought tlie total number of American servicemen in South Viet Nam to almost 37,000, including 10,000 i^Iarines guarding the air base at Da Nang 385 miles north of Saigon. By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) — A politically - explosive measure to strip the state controller of his power to appomt state inheritance tax appraisers was past its first legislative step today. But it still had a long way to go. By a split voice vote, the As sembly Government Organization Committee late Tuesday approved a bill taking away state Controller Alan Cranston's jurisdiction over the appraisers. Under tlie legislation by Assemblyman WiUiam T. Bagley, R-San Rafael, the 154 individually-selected appomters would be replaced by a "self - assessment system." This would allow the executor of the estate involved to value assets, compute how much tax is owed the state and send the tax return to the state Board of EquaUzation for examination. The board could contest the valuation and carry its case before a probate court. Cranston's power to appoint the appraisers, who sometimes net handsome salaries, became a major political issue during the controller's unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator in 1964. Pierre Salinger, who won the nomination but lost 'in the general election, charged Cransu^n was using the appraisers to aid hi collecting money for the controller's campaign. Hazen Mattews, legislative advocate for the slate bar, opposed the bill. He said it would result ui serious slowing down of closing of estates. "Seldom, if ever, have I seen the lawyers more united in opposition," he said. Mattews denied that opposition came because 59 of the Cranston - appointed appraisers were lawyers. The committee also approved an alternate bill by its chairman to establish a modified self - appraisal system. Under that measure by Assemblyman Milton Mai-ks, R-San Francisco, the controller would continue to appomt appraisers but they would appraise only real estate Df more than $25,000 market value and property that required appraising knowledge. BotJi measures were sent to Ways and Means Committee, which will probe the money aspects more carefully. If they ;lear that committee, they then will go -to the floor for a roll call vote. Other actions in the legislature: Reapportionment - Sen Stephen P. Teale, D-West Point, an aounced a tentative schedule for Senate action on liis reapportionment bill. He said the bill would come up for amendments on the floor on Thursday and then be called up for final senate action Monday. Meanwhile, Senate GOP leader John F. McCarthy, San Rafael, reported that Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton had thrown his support behind a drive to nullify the U.S. Supreme Court's reapportionment decision. The lawmaker returned Monday from a swing through New York, New Jersey and Penn sylvania. Funerals — A -Senate committee was told that persons in Redlands Daily Facts Wed., May 5, 1965 - 7 California are paying $500 for $350 funerals that tliey fail to receive. The testimony came from W. W. Montgomery, consultant to the Senate Interim Ommittee on Business and Commerce during consideration of a bill to tighten regulations of pre-need funeral arrangements. Students — The Senate again delayed action on a bill designed to forbid off-campus agitators from causing difficulty at the University of California. The bill was authored by Assemblyman Don Mulford, R-Piedmont, and already has cleared the Assembly. Gov. Brown said he supported it. COOL HEADS SALINAS, (UPI) - Every head of western iceberg lettuce shipped to grocery stores is first placed m a vacuum where all moisture is "boiled" away at low temperatures. Then the lettuce is kept at 32 degrees Fahrenheit during shipment to preserve its freshness. "All I said was: Show m a filter that delivers tiie taste and I'll eat my hat." Jiltcrs TRY NEW LUCKY STRIKE FILTERS SEE THE AT (RECLINA-ROCKER) Colonial KSEsl Whether you iil^e Early American, Transitional or modern you'll find the La-Z-Boy chair of your choice at Colonial Maple House. Want to rock, look at T.V., or just nap away the cares of a tiring day? La-Z-Boys Reclina-rocker satisfies your every relaxing mood. Stop in and see the all in one magical chair available in 27 beautiful styles. Choice of cover and color. Prices start at $99.50. TV VIEWINO FUU tEO KECIININO 90 DAY CASH TERMS OR BUDGET TERMS Colonial 107 E. STATE ST. 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