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fn METROPOLITAN NEWS EDITORIALS PART II !:Vol IXXXl! 2t cc THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1963 Timtt Mirror Square, Lot Angola 53, Calif. MAdison 3-2343 Good Friday Rites Will . Be Varied 1 oncer: 6v for m m m f BUS MYSTERY SOLVED Students from Young ;i V; (Ariz.) High School wave happily after the case of missing school bus is solved. At left is principal W. BY THE WAY Appreciation Is Late for Winnie BY BILL Winston Churchill is, at the moment, quite a hero jcwith us. We think he is a great man and history will ;Sndorse that belief. Old Winnie was great because he ;K was a real leader when the going was tough. When '!the British were flat against the wall they turned to ' him. But the minute he got them out of trouble they turned him "out One of the saddest moments in his-;tory , came when Old Winnie, Harry Truman and j: Josef Stalin were meeting in Berlin to try to tidy .- things up at the end of the fighting over there and ft'fhe. British voted Winnie out and thus deprived the" IWest of his sorely needed experience. He was sue- deeded by a Socialist who promised war-weary Britons 4 the candy they vented rather than the medicine they I needed. It happens in otherplaces, too. It's the same way here. Voters don't like-to hear bad news. They ' don't even want to hear the truth. They want ,$ 'promises. As long as there's no war to make them 1 3 face up to reality they'll always believe the soft-soap 'flutist who paints an unreasonably rosy future, j t ' Churchill was always a realist. He believed the only jjsure way to success was the hard way. You earn it, ;",it isn't given to you. Voters didn't like to hear his 5 war's end platform: - a '"A or t Let there be no mistake 'i i ' slapstick Utopia of airy phrases that lies before us. X This is no time for windy platitudes. The Conserva- ' : Party had far better go down telling the truth ' and acting in accordance with the verities of our: : '. position than gain a span of shabbily-bought office. by easy, fickle froth and chatter." j-' -'Y ' f vl;,: Making Postal Service Pay v"It's a little bit like the weather everybody talks .about saving the government a lot of money but ; nobody ever seems to do anything about it. Art Kist-i Iner, an Old Pro in the Post Office business, says ; he has a simple way of saving half a billion dollars. The wasteful deliveries, he says, are residential. ' He'd put all mail boxes together in the middle of each block (not over a 250 ft. stroll for the: most distant resident) and equip all mailmen with those three-Wheeler go-cart delivery vehicles which provide the ." '..driver with a seat and with shelter. There would be ?!ho need for the time-wasting trips back to storage V "' boxes the whole load could be carried at one time. , '- Kistner says one delivery man could cover three or . four of the present routes. Wouldn't do anybody out ; ;-.jof a job, he claims, because by the time the system s vgot working enough PO employees would have re- tired or quit to make up the saving. Will the Post :, ' Office adopt his idea, or even try it? No, says Art. '. ! -Reason why? Because it would work. Thus endeth ."T'lreform, says Art. i vl yhat They're Talking About . ; . Latest word on Washington's cherry blossoms they ''came out right on time and then, just as the festival :. started, a big wind came along and blew most of them . .. off the trees and onto the chilly waters of the Tidal -V. Basin. It sometimes seems the working press doesn't V really appreciate culture top skit at the National r'"2Jress Club recently kidded the recent Mona Lisa' .. madness. It was called "Mona Lousa!" Who says a college education doesn't pay? Sea Proxmire of Wis- l 'I'consin is now paying a University of Wisconsin grad-; ,!tiate student $14,596 a year while studying for his Ph.D. degree, so that when he gets his doctorate he'll rush to Washington to take over as the senator's ; . executive assistant Ah, those humorists fellow who v ; had the door of his new car dented in an accident instead of straightening it out neatly painted over the ugly scar the word "ouch!" HENRY about it. It is no easy, v ... . f .'W: fi;. ;t s f S'::!" ' I ' ' V' i I t H. Merchant, who drove Harbor City motel instead Angeles police located School Bus Has Happy 10 Arizona Students, Change Plans, Go to For a while there Wed nesday it looked as if almost the entire student body of Young (Ariz.) High School was lost in the wilds of Los Angeles, Of coursealmost the en tire student body all but one pupil, that is amounts to only 10 youngsters, who set out to spend Easter vacation here in a bus driven by their principal, W. H. Merchant. But when their parents received no communiques from them by Tuesday, Young's- sheriff, Homer Haught, was about ready to ASSEMBLYMAN VS. 'Boorish 'Childish A Los Angeles assembly-i man charged Wednesday that his wife was "annoyed and embarrassed" by Mayor Samuel W. Yorty at a Sacramento party last Thurs day about a possible investigation by the Legislature of the mayor's political acti vities. .Assemblyman Don Allen Sr. (D-Los Angeles), chair man of the Assembly Elec tions and Reapportionment Committee and a former Los Angeles city councilman, sent an angry letter to Yorty accusing the mayor of using the legislative dinner party as an occasion "to shoot off your mouth in a boorish and cowardly fashion" to Mrs. Allen. Yorty said "it was strictly kidding and it's too bad he's acting like this because it s kind of childish." 'Slush Fund' Reports Allen announced last month he had received persistent reports" that Yorty was raising a $50,000 "slush fund" with which to finance campaigns to oust city councilmen who have crossed him. The lawmaker said he was considering the advisability Mother of Anita Ekberg's Husband Whittles Him Down to True Size The mother of a Pomona man who married actress Anita Ekberg on Tuesday in Switzerland brought her son down tp size Wednesday. Mrs. J. Fred Nutter said her son, Rik von Nutter, was born Frederick Nutter in Pomona,, not Austria, and is only 6 ft 3 in. not 7 ft. tail Mrs. Nutter, widow of a Pomona lumber company owner, said she had not yet heard from Rik, 34, since he wed the voluptuous blond actress near Lugano, Switzerland. Reports from Lugano, full of spectacular statistics 1 f bus that wound up at a of a Long Beach hotel. Los bus for worried parents. W) Photo Mystery Solution Principal, Chaperones Harbor City Motel saddle up and ride to the rescue. However, Los Angeles po lice saved nun the trouble by locating the travelers, not at the Long Beach hotel where they had expected to stay but safely installed at a Har bor City motel. The students and their four chaperones reported that they were having a ball and planned to start home today, with a stopover at the San Diego Zoo. The news came as a great relief to the entire comma nity of Young population 170. MAYOR Says Allen; Says Yorty of naming a special sub committee of his Assembly group to investigate the charges and what he termed the need for new laws to require accurate reports on such political funds. At the Sacramento dinner meeting with legislators, Al len said, Yorty had an opportunity to discuss the prospective legislative in vestigation with him. But instead, the mayor made on ly "some minor mention" of the matter but talked to Mrs Allen about it. ' 'Annoy and Embarrass' "You chose to annoy and embarrass my wifa with that subject matter over which she has no control," Allen wrote. "If, as you remarked, you might see fit to investigate me, you just get your gesta-po polecats warmed up in the bullpen and I will wel come it." . It's up to the Legislature to decide whether they'll be an investigation of the "$50,000 slush fund" rumor, Allen said. But if there is, he added, it will be by outsiders who have "no bias whatev-Please Turn to Pg. 8, Col. 2 about both "newlyweds, said Nutter was a 7-ft. Austrian-born film star. "It is not right," said Mrs. Nutter. "He was born in Pomona. He's not seven feet. Ifs more like 6 ft 2, or 6 ft. 3." ' . . Nutter, went to Pomona High School and Menlo Jun-I ior College (now Mount San Antonio), in the 1950s he went to Havaii, where he worked on a newspaper and with a film company on location there. He went to live in Rome about 1957, his mother said. Von Nutter and the Swe- : f . Many Southland Churches to Offer 3-Hour Services BY DAN L. THRAPP Times Religion Editor Good Friday services, commemorating the Cruci fixion of Jesus Christ, will be conducted in Southland churches in a variety of ways. Many will conduct tre ore. or three-hour services, from noon until 3 p.m. Friday Others will present dramati zations or special musical programs In th vpninir Candlelight vigils, from v naay evenine until Raster commemorates the Resurrection, will be conducted by some churches. Others will offer ritualistic re-enact ments of Christ's sufferings on tne uross. Many churches will com bine their facilities for union services, sometimes under regional sponsorship. Many public and rrivate offices will close Friday aft ernoon or at least during the three hours that services will be conducted. County Offices to Close Mayor Yortv and the Citv Louncu urged that city offices, where nossible. be " i closed during that period. Ail county offices will be closed from noon to 3 p.m. Federal offices will remain open, but employees will be given time off, when possi ble. .Public libraries will remain open. Banks will close at noon. Those normally open until 6 p.m. on Fridays will re-open at 3 p.m. Cardinal Mclntyre will preside at tre ore services start ing at noon at St. Vibiana Cathedral and sermons on the seven last words, or sayings, of Jesus will be preached by the Rev. John Ritzius, CSP. Will Preside at Liturgy His Eminence also will preside at a Solemn Liturgy at 5 p.m., when Msgr. Pat rick Roche, cathedral administrator, will be celebrant There also will be an 8 p.m. service and sermon Protestant services will be highlighted by a three-hour program at the First Methodist Church, 8th and Hope Sts., sponsored by the Los Angeles Church Federation. Speaking at this service will be the Rev. E. Dale Click of First Lutheran: Dr. L. David Cowie, Brentwood Presbyterian; the Rev. Rich ard Cain, Methodist district superintendent. Other Speakers Listed Also the Rev. Harry A McKnight Jr., executive of the federation; Dr. Robert J. Arnott, First Baptist; Dr. John Paul Pack, Wilshire Christian, and Dr. J. Richard Sneed, host pastor. Another service sponsored by the federation will be at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Downtown ministers, in cluding Dr. William S. Meyer, host pastor, Dr. L. Guy Nees, First Nazarene and the Rev. Merrill O. Brin-instool, Wilshire Baptist, will speak. A two-hour service, start ing at noon will be conduct ed at Temple Baptist Church, 5th and Olive Sts., cospon Please Turn to Pg. 8, CoL 3 dish actress were married by assistant Mayor Edeardo Bernasconi of the Lugano suburb of Viganello in "a very simple, improvised af fair." V They breakfasted after the ceremony at nearby Aldesa- go and then drove off for an undisclosed destination. Miss Ekberg's press agent. Giorgio Conti, said the bux om star tied her hair into pigtails . and called herself Maranne to keep her identity a secret. "She was just another blond among a lot of blonds in Switzerland, ha said. 0 ' f H f Gen. E. J.' Timberlake . Tim photo Air Reserves The new high in "responsiveness" - shown by Air Force reservists in the Cuban crisis must be maintained as long as the threat , of war exists, the head of the Con tinental Air Command told the World Affairs Council Wednesday. Lt Gen. Edward J. Tim berlake, who is responsible for the training and administration of the Air Force Re serve, said in his talk at the University Club: "This recall involved more than 14,000 reservists and was the swiftest in Air. Re serve history. Within 12 hours the bulk of eight troop carrier wings with 24 squadrons and supporting units, plus six aerial port squad rons, had reported for duty.' Manpower Pool Customarily, Gen. Timber- lake went on, the reserves have been regarded as a manpower pool from which to draw m general war. Now, however, the mili tary had adjusted to a "tre mendous speed-up in all mill tary actions from decision making to the simplest of op erations. "That is why the Air Re serve forces of today have tp be ready right now if they are to perform their func tions trained, equipped and ready for immediate deploy ment to almost any place in the world." . The general said the threat of "warfare in all its varied forms" will most likely be present for a long time. Not a single situation I have personally experienced or observed- in the last 15 years Korea, Europe, Viet- Nam has abated in the slightest," he declared. "On the contrary, dangers have worsened in many respects, as the Cuban development so clearly proved." ' Musi Deter Conflict. The United States, he said, "must deter every kind of conflict, be it jungle in surgency, limited war, all- out general war or what ever." Timberlake said that one type of . Air Force reservist could become "a key to our survival" in event of nuclear attack. This is the stand-by re serve officer who, after com pleting his obligated reserve service, volunteers to serve without pay in regional, state and local civil defense activities. There are approximately 100,000. officers eligible for this duty, he said. Comic Dictionary MOTOR TRIP A vacation during wliich there's nothing more exasperating than your w i f when she's -driving, exeept when he's reading the map. Copyright, IMS, fey Svn Ew General Says Must Be Ready firemen and Policemen Excluded From Increase Totaling $5.1 Million Pay raises next year for 12,574 municiral em ployees, but excluding firemen and policemen, were rec ommended Wednesday tp win Piper, city administrative officer. Yorty Sees 14-CenfHike in Tax Rate Pensions Raised; Mayor Pledges 'Austerity' Budget BY GENE HUNTER Although he will submit an "austerity" budget to the City Council, Mayor Samuel W. Yorty said Wednesday a 14-cent property tax rate in crease will be needed to fi nance Los Angeles in 1963- 64. Neither he nor the council has any control over the pro jected tax hike, Yorty said at his weekly, press conference. The increase is mandatory by law.. Most of the tax rate in crease will come about be cause pensions for policemen and firemen will go up $6.1 million over the 1962- 63 budeet Yortv said. Vot ers approved automatic pen sion increases through a City Charter amendment, he added. Automatic Increases The 1962-63 police and fire pension fund was $18.7 mil lion. This will go up to about $24.4 million next fis cal year. Another automatic budget increase is $855,000 for bond redemption and interest, the result of bond issues that have been approved by vot ers. - . ' The combination of in creased pensions and bond money totals $7 minion. It takes 1 cent on the property tax rate to raise $500,000 or 14 cents to raise $7 million. Other mandatory items which wilL. increase the budget by another $7.4 million include pay raises for city employees,, the operation of new parks and playgrounds and price increases for municipal equipment. Other Items Controlled These items, however, are under the control of the mayor and the council and can be financed by tightening the budget in other areas, Yorty' said. The 1962-63 budget was $255.6 million, financed by a property tax rate of $1.9928 for each $100 of assessed valuation. The possible $14 million increase next fiscal Please Turn to P?. 8, Col. 1 WHAT THEY GET NOW--WHAT THEY MAY GET- . Pay raises ranging between $45 and $88 a month for members of Mayor Samuel W. Yorty's staff were among increases recommended Wednesday by City Administrative Officer C Erwin Piper. Largest increase would be for Yorty's chief executive assistant Mrs. Eleanor Chambers, who is now paid $19,425 the highest salary drawn by a woman in the city's government Piper proposed that her pay be raised to $20,490 a year approximately $88 a 'month. - .' Monthly raises recommended for the! mayor' office were: Field secretaries. Jack Brown, Mrs. Ethel C. Bryant, Ronald J. Ellensohn, Raymond G. Parker and Richard M. Tafoya from $797 to $842. the City Council by E. Er- The raises would amount to $5.1 million. Just as the report was re ferred by the council to its finance and personnel com mittee, councilmen were confronted with a court decision j which might lead to salary increases' for 37,000 city employees retroactive to July 1, 1962. Superior Judee Jesse J. Framoton ordered the coun cil and four city departments to conduct surveys to deter mine tne prevailing wages in this area as of that date, aa required by City Charter. County Eligibility Meanwhile, a survey in dicated 42,000 county employees might be in line for a pay increase ranging from ZVi to 5Vt, costing taxpayers from $7.5 million to about $15 million. " John R. James, county personnel division chief, said the survey, of comparative salaries in other industries and government agencies called for an approximate 3 increase. A recommendation will b made to the Board of Su pervisors May 10. Most past pay raises for county employees have been made in oWq steps, but L. S.. Hollinger, county - chief administrative officer, said there was "very little chance" of a 5Vi boost this year. . Proposals After Survey '. Piper made, his proposals after completing his annual wage survey, in which government jobs are compared with those in private industry. . ; Although rank and file policemen and firemen were eliminated from pay hikes, Piper asked for raises for Police Chief William H. Parker and Fire Chief William Miller. Each chief makes $22,950 a year. Piper said that is only 11.2 more than deputy chiefs receive and "entirely inadequate for the responsibilities of these positions." He proposed increasing the chief's salaries to $24,210 a year a $1,260 pay hike. Police-Fire Pay Policemen and firemen were given an 11 raise in 1961-62 and a 5i increase for half a year in 1962-63. A rookie in either department now draws a top of $575 a month. In addition to the 8,000 policemen and firemen in the city, the council and Mayor Samuel W. Yorty control the wages of about 14,500 other municipal workers. Salaries for employees Please Turn to Pg.'s, Col. 1 Yorty's private secretary, Dorothy L. Moore, from $889 to $940. , Press Secretary John Hunt, from $1,048 to $1,107. Edward Martinez, liaison officer, from $1,236 to $1,306. Yorty's executive as- eistants, Robert L. Goe and Arthuf G. White, from $1,306, to $1,380. Frank" P. O'Sullivan,; chief , administrative assistant to the mayor, from $1,306, to $1,380 Joseph M. Quinn, Yorty special assistant, from $1,-540 to $1,627. 'William J. "Morrison, : legislative assistant, from $1,170 to $1,236. Piper also recommended $40 a month pay increases for councilmanic field eec-retarles, now paid $715. 'A . .. fm. iv . -jvi 4h 4. t ie w . - ft ift A . , -ex. A -ftt m jjSft-.-fe- A s, m. ..,-

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