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Powell Has Chance To Stay in Congress By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Adam Clayton Powell seems to have a reasonable chance to stay in Congress if he doesn't keep on doing what he did last week and an investigation of him doesn't turn up something too indigestible. Last week Powell called this Congress "the biggest bunch of elected hypocrites the world has ever known" after his fellow Democrats took his committee chairmanship away and the full House refused to let him take his seat. could ruin a congressman who voted to unseat the Harlemite for good. In some districts Democrats may have to worry about a white backlash if Powell keeps his seat. The membership of a nine- man comittee — five Democrats, four Republicans — named Thursday to investigate Powell further was good evidence the leaders of both parties in the House want to be careful. In the full House Southern Democrats joined forces with Republicans to refuse to let trict. Those four are Reps. Arch A. Moore Jr. of West Virginia, harles M. Teague of California, Clark MacGregor of Minnesota and Vernon W. Thomson of Wisconsin. All of the Democrats — except Rep. Claude D. Pepper of Florida — are also members of he House Judiciary Committee, which has a long, liberal record, particularly on civil rights bills. Rep. Emanuel Celler of New York, with the longest service in the House, where he is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was named chairman of the nine-man committee. This 52-year-old Harlem Ne- Powell take his seat until a spe- ._ _ m f,,i »,ti;t; n ; an with nial rnmmit.tee — the nine-man gro, a successful politician with 22 years in Congress, is both a preacher and a good-time-charley. He has called Jesus Christ a "religious beatnik" and com pared himself to Julius Caesar. Not all white members of the House have had angelic records. And among Negroes, reacting strongly against the treatment given Powell, some call it racial discrimination. A Harlem beauty shop operator put it this way: "I don't say he did right, but if it was a white man he'd have gotten away with it." Because of the broad Negro resentment, the House may not go all the way now and throw Powell out. Negroes make up a big part of the voters in some congressional districts, particularly Democratic ones, and a, Megro backlash over Powell I has many cial committee — the nine-man group — could investigate him. In the end, no matter what the nine-man committee recommends, the full House will have the final say on barring Powell or Setting him be seated. Democrats and Republicans both took their time in picking members for the committee although the reason for the Republicans' foot-dragging probably was simple tardiness. It was a little more painful for the Democrats. They, it is understood, didn't want any brand new House members on the committee, or any of the leaders, or any known foes of Powell, or anyne who might be ruined politically no matter how he voted on Powell. None of the four Republicans Negroes in rus dis- PERSONAL INCOME (Scosonolly Adjusted at Annual Rates) Billion Dollon WAGE AND SALARY DISBURSEMENTS 195J 1964 1965 1966 The record-setting upward trend of American incomes continued well into 1966, latest Commerce Department statistics show. New high is $600 billion, with wage-earners accounting for two-thirds of the total. PLANE HITS SNOW PLOW NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The six-ton snow plow loomed up ^'to^'along Hberal ahead of the United Air Lines ' . ., wir-nmint -mi-imnntc attar IT nan record, about 20 per cent of the voters in his district are Negroes. Viscount moments after it had sheared off. Near the wings, twisted steel gripped the plow. But only the snowplow driver, Charlie Willie Jr., 30, was badly Blythevllle (Ark,) Courier News — Friday. January 20, 1057 •- Page Thre« Reagan, Unruh Battle Over Tuition Fence n s src are e- A Southerner had to be!t° the pilot picked to serve on this committee but the Southerners on Celler's Judiciary Committee were skipped over. Instead of any of them, Pepper, one of the few liberal Southern Democrats, was chosen. The other three Democrats on the special committee are Reps. James C. Corman of California, John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Andrew Jacobs Jr., of Indiana. Conyers is a. Negro from a district with a 60 per cent Negro population; Jacobs comes from a strong Democratic district and is considered safe; Corman, from a Los Angeles district with a lot of Negro voters, has a liberal record and was a strong fighter for open housing. set down at Norfolk airport, and j in] - ured . W illie spent two hours to the pilot "it looked like he , apped in the C1 . urnp led cab of was coming through the windshield." With the sickening sound of metal ripping metal, the four- turboprop plane — engine . . carrying 46 passengers and a crew of four — tore head-on Thursday into the plow which had just cleared tSie runway of four inches of snow. Locked together — plane on top, snow plow trapped below — the two screeched 100 yards. Part of the aircraft's underbelly was torn away, a landing gear Emperior penguins of Antarctica reverse courtship customs. Females take the initiative in courting, and the males incubate the eggs. 'Keep the Faith Baby of By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-playing record entitled "Keep the Faith, Baby" is going to be one of Rep. Adam Clayton Powell's major weapons in his fight for Ms House seat. The record, a collection statements and observations about his congressional colleagues and sermons by the Harlem politician- preacher is coming out next week. If it's a hit, Powell hopes he will have solved one of his big problems. He plans to turn all royalties from sales of *e record over to Mrs. Esther James, the Harlem widow who holds a $164,000 slander judgment against him. His failure to pay or to respond to other court orders in connection with the suit has led to his being ordered jailed for contempt of court if York. he appears in New Powell's chief aide, C. Sumner Stone, said persons who have heard the record describe | it in such terms as "fantastic," 1 "unbelievable" and "wild." The record was made last week by Jubilee records, Stone said and will be given an intensive publicity campaign and nationwide distributon. Powell is to get 22 cents per record as both the author and performer, which means a sale of 750,000 records would bring in enough to pay the court judgment. + * * Stone alsa said a publishing company is bringing out a book of Powell's sermons, from which the royalties will go to Mrs. James. Powell's New York court troubles, along with a House committee's accusation of deception in his handling of congressional travel funds, are responsible for the challenge to his House seat that has kept him on the sidelines since the 90th Congress opened. Rep. Lionel Van eerlin of California touched off the con- Cut Your Taxes! DON'T FORGET TAXES, INTEREST YOU'VE PAID By RAY DE CRANE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Deductible taxes on your income tax return generally include real estate taxes, slate and local gasoline taxes, state and local sales taxes, state and local income taxes and personal property taxes.. The instructions mailed with your income tax blanks by Internal Revenue include tables for determining the sales tax and gasoline tax allowances. The sales tax chart allowance Is based upon income and the number in your family. If you can prove you paid more sales tax than the chart allowance, claim the higher figure. You may additionally claim any sales tax paid on the purchase of an automobile. Real estate taxes are'deduct- ible in the year paid. This does not necessarily mean the total of real estate taxes collected on your monthly mortgage payment. Your bank, tarings and loan payments into » reserve account to guarantee payment when tax- •t became dut. They ibould be able to tell you the exact amount o£ real estate taxes paid for you in 1966. You may also deduct interest charges paid on debts for which you were legally responsible. However, if you made a mortgage payment on your daughter's home, you could not deduct the interest portion of the payment. . Deductible interest generally includes interest paid on a home mortgage, home improvement loan, personal loans from banks and credit unions, auto purchase loans and installment purchases. So - called "points" paid on the purchase or sale of property do not constitute deductible interest. The purchaser adds this charge to the cost basis of his home. The seller u.;es it as a selling - expense item. To arrive at the hidden in terest on installment purchases total the unpaid balance on the first of each month, divide by 12 to get the average unpaid monthly balance and multiply by 6 per cent to get tha allowable interest deduction. troversy by announcing his intention to try to keep Powell, a fellow Democrat, from being seated as long as he was in contempt of court and subject to arrest. * • * - + If Powell a Negro, can pay the judgment and get Mrs. James to withdraw the many other actions she has filed against him in an effort to make him pay, he will have removed a major obstacle to his being seated. He also will have considerably eased the problem of the special committee named Thursday to investigate his qualifications to be seated. The panel is to report back to the House within five weeks, at which time the House will determine whether Powell is to be seated or barred. Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was put in charge of the investigation 'hursday by Speaker John W. McCormack. Dean of the House with 42 -ears of service, Celler will iead a nine-man committee of awyers — five Democrats and our Republicans. The other members are: Reps. James C. Gorman D- Calif.; Claude D. Pepper, Dla.; John Conyers Jr., ID- Mich.; Andrew Jacobs Jr., D- nd.; Arch A. Moore Jr., R- VVa.; Charles M. Teague, R- Calif.; Clark MacGregor, R.- Minn., and Vernon W. Thomson R-Wis. * * * Celler, a stalwart arm of the eadership, and the other four )emocrats voted last week to eat Powell while the investiga- ion was conducted, but a Re- lublican motion to bar him dur- ing the inquiry was adopted. All four Republican members voted for their party's position, but none has played an active part n the Powell controversy. Pepper, the only Southerner on the panel, is a liberal with a strong civil rights voting record. Conyers is the only Negro in the group. Celler said he plans to get the committee together next week to work out the procedure to be following in ttie investigation. Although Powell was not seated in the House pending the investigation he continues to draw his $30,000 annual salary. His fellow Democrats oustec him as chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Pies Cure Jitters? TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona's Alpha Phi sorority has its own way of relieving exam jitters. The girls formed two lines on their parking lot this week and on signal began hurling whipped-cream pies at each other. Sorority leaders said it not only eases the tension but makes the girls work harder. How does it relate to studying? The giris said it takes two weeks to get the sticky cream out of their hair and clothes. During that time, they stick to their dorms and study. The most sedate gatherings ever held at the White House were perhaps the mid-Victorian hymn sings and prayers to which President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes asked friends on Sunday evenings. The Hay. eies did not serve alcoholic beverages even »t itate dinner*. ONLY ONE WAY to water down a tree when it gets too tall. Get above it. So says Ben Pike of Mill Valley, Calif., who waters all his streetside plants and trees from the roof of his downtown store building, mostly because it's a handy place to keep the hose. he plow before cranes lifted the lane and freed him. He suf- ered a broken knee and multi- ile cuts. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)-A clash shaped up today between Republican Gov. Ronald Reagan and the powerful Democratic Assembly leader, Jesse M. Unruh, over tuition in California's higher education institutions. The two face each other, on opposite sides of the tuition fence, at a closed session of the university of California Board of Regents, which held an open session Thursday. Reagan, pressed by an expected multimillion-dollar state budget deficit, turned over his tuition plan to regents for a month of study. Later, asked about plans to bring the tuition issue to a vote in today's session, Reagan said he was against it. Thursday * night, it was learned that Unruh, who is against tuition, will push for a Reagan and the other regents are squeezed between swelling University ef California enrollment and a $473-million budget deficit. Thursday, the board voted to keep enrollments open while trying to cut expenses. Facing mounting criticism over his economy proposals, Reagan agreed to restore ?5 million to finance year-around classes at UCLA and Berkeley. Still undecided is the size of the university's 1967-68 budget, which Reagan has proposed to cut by 10 per cent. The university has 87,000 students on nine campuses, teachers. Reagan, with more than 6,000 attending his first regents meeting since his election, assured the university his budget plans are temporary. "This is in no way a change in permanent policy," he said. "Nobody in state administration has in mind reducing the vote on the issue which has ig-1 goals of quality in education nited statewide controversy. I that have been the glory of Cali- VIETNAM'S ORPHANS — Miss Cam- Tuyen (right) and one of her assistants work with some Vietnamese orphans near the city of Hue, The children's clothes were made by home improvement clubs under the direction of Miss Tuyen. ! ornia." In turn, the regents agreed t» urge administrators of the university to "continue to make every effort to economize." Wilbur Mills LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rep. Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., was criti- fized Thursday during a news conference held here for an of- 'icial of the National Associa- ,ion for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Alfred B. Lewis of Greenwich, Conn., national treasurer of the NAACP, said Mills "talks out of both sides of his mouth" on the poverty issue. Lewis said Mills had voted against Office of Economic Opportunity appropriations in Congress, then later told trainees at the Arkansas OEO Training Center that he supported their efforts "This wasn't the first time he's talked out of both sides of his mouth " Lewis said. Lewis said, on another topic, that the current action to unseat Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D- N.Y., was an example of racial discrimination. Lewis is making a 50-unit tour of NAACP chapters in the states of the old Confederacy. Afraid of Getting Goose Pimples SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Six-year-old Mark Virginia an» nounced he would not eat any 6£ the goose his father had shot and his mother was preparing to cook. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Virginia of Syracuse, asked why and were told: "I don't want to get goose pimples." * In Vietnam American Advisor Helps Unlock Earth's Secrets (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article is the first to be written by Capt. Ray Culp, whose wife and three daughters ive at 805 Robindale Road. Cap,ain Culp is serving in Vietnam as an agriculture adviser). Miss Cam-Tuyen, the Agriculture Extension and Home Im- actions irovement agent for Thua- Thien province is my best work- ng. counterpart This little 77 pound, 4'6" girl is 32 years old las been working at the present ob for six years. She has un- imited energy in traveling about ;he country side helping the living conditions. A team of Miss Cam-Tuyen, two Chinese vegetable spetial- jsts and I go to various hamlets in the province with tools, started and select one farmer's plot to be the demonstration plot. The Chinese team members and I assist the farmer in preparing the land, putting out the fertilizer and planting the seed. The other farmers observe these and go back to their own plots to prepare and seed their land. In a few weeks after planting, we go back to check on pest damage and put out insecticide. * * * Miss Cam-Tuyen is a trained home economist and conducts food preparation and sewing classes in and around the city of Hue. A cadre of fine young ladies work in the outlying districts doing the same thing, un- booklets etc. from American agencies and giving them to the people through the home improvement agents. The 4-T Clubs are equivalent to the 4-H Clubs in the U.S. We have classes for both the boys and girls. Projects are much the same as those conducted in the U.S. I enjoy going to a club meeting with Miss Cam-Tuyen .and her cadre with a new sewing machine, cloth, needles and thread and looking at the grateful faces of the children. I look at the work the children have done and tell them how good their work is and how they must study and work hard to learn how to make their own clothes. seed and fertilizer to demon- der Miss Cam-Tuyen's supervi strate how vegetables are grown sion. I assist by procuring sew- fertilizer and tools to get them'ing machine, sewing kits, tool cases, have never seen any of ;he items we bring. We must explain what they are and how to use the tools very fast and in The * boys * are * delighted to get the tools, but in most They learn a few years the country side should be filled with farmers growing vegetables. The items 01 tools, cloth,, sewing machines, are provided by CARE for the most part. The items are very practical and inexpensive but of great use and value to the people of Vietnam. I think CARE is one of the best charity institutions that the U.S. has and would like to encourage everyone to contribute to this fine organization. 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