The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1967 · Page 6
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Tax Breaks Whip ThroughCongress By EDMONt) LEBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's bill to restore two stimulating tax breaks to businesses is rocketing through Congress. But it's leaving in its wake doubts as to whether lawmakers — now showing such enthusiasm for one form of tax cut — will turn around in a few weeks and endorse.the income tax increase for individuals and businesses that Johnson his advocated. The House passed the bill to restore the investment credit and depreciation speedup 386 to 2 Thursday, just a week after Johnson asked Congress to act. Venezuelan Reds Slam Castro By GEORGE ARFELD duty." CARACAS, Veneuela .AP The war of words between the Venezuelan Communist party and Fidel Castro is getting hot- to. The Venezuelans say the ejBban prime minister can't tell ffiem what to do. "We categorically reject Castro's pretension that it is he and only he who decides what is re- olutionary and what is riot revolutionary in Latin America," the party said Thursday in a statement signed by the seven members of its politburo. In a stinging speech in Havana Monday, Castro accused the party of siding with the Venezuelan government by blaming Castroite terrorists for the assassination of Julio Iribarren Borges, brother of Venezuela foreign minister. Castro called the pro-Soviet leaders of the party traitors, cowards and rightists. He said he had "in an act of virtual treason abandoned the armed itruggle." Cuba, Castro said, will, "back in any country those who. without calling themselves Communists, act as such rather than those who call themselve Communists and do not fulfill their . "We tell Fidel Castro that the descendants of Simon Bolivar do not tolerate from anyone the insolent and provocative language he used in his speech," the Venezuelan Communist party replied. Iribarren * * BOrges was shot March 3 and pamphlets of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, a Castroite terrorist group, were scatter«d near the body. Elias Manuit Camero, head of the ALN, said in Havana last week his organization had killed Iribarren Borges because he was a police agent. Th* Venezuelan government charged Cuba with helping in the murder and said it will accuse Cuba of aggression before the United Nations. Government sources said Venezuela may ask the United States to exert pressure to halt British economic aid to Cuba. A government. ipokesman said Venezuela also will ask the Organization of American States to condemn Cuba. The OAS expelled Cuba four years ago after finding Castro's government had supplied arms to Venezuelan terrorists. The Senate Finance Commit tee already has set hearings on it for Monday and Tuesday. The Senate-House Economic Thursday to defer judgment on the prop6sed income tax boost Tht panel said optimistic projections about an upturn in the economy at midyear maj not come true. The House, during debate o the investment credit bill, showed every inclination of following this advice. The Federal Reserve Board reported a substantal drop in industrial production, providing ammunition to opponents of the income tax increase. The board's announcement of a z.l point drop in the index of industrial output during February, the second consecutive monthly decline, followed Wednesday's report of a 15.1 per cent decline in housing starts last month. ...» * * Another key economic indicator that could bear on the decision whether the nation could stand a tax increase — the rate of unemployment — was reported unchanged at 3.7 per cent I last month. But because of the production decline, weekly earnings of factory workers went down $1.54 to $111.48, reflecting a drop in the average work week. Congress' stop, look and listen attitude on the tax increase was reflected in a statement made during the House debate Thursday. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, noted that Jehnson has sent up no tax- raising legislation yet. Added Mills: "There is nothing before Congress now excepl the statement of the President that he would some time ask us «yth»vffl« (Art.) Cfturhr NOTTS - Milay, March 17, 1967 - Pag* Critical Days for U.S. After Vietnam Peace to get inv61ved In a similar efi- efed self-conscious before the INSTANT X RAY Is possible with a new film that provides a full-sized, sharply detailed radiograph just 45 seconds after exposure. Shown here with a sample X ray taken with the Polaroid film is Boston radiologic technologist Marilyn Smith. The new process could have particular application in emergency room situations or surgical operations where speed is vital. Boy Ruled Mentally After Killings By JAMES AP Newi Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - Cfiti- day* tor th* United Stales come after'tht shooting atofu. No dfiubt many ArrteflcartS wbuld want tte United State: to puU out of Vietnam altogether after the fighting. It can hardly afford to and isn't likely to. This country is now helping the South Vietnamese, who have had practically no experience in democracy, to set up a constitutional government. They won't learn overnight. The country has strong factions. Many of ft* Viet Cong will choose to remain in South Vietnam when peace is restored. If the United States withdraws in a hurry, one of several things will probably happen. The new government will succeed, it will degenerate into a dictator*!?, or under factional disputes will collapse into a chaos, making it possible for the Viet Cong to take over, with or without guns. Viet Cong control in the end would make a bitter farce of all sode anywtiere. Communism itself, If the Eager Man Gets Wish FT DIX NJ (AP) - An I promise from the recruiting of- eager volunteer leaves for Viet- ficer of a Vietnam tour. But nam today in line with a family when his company, composed of ORANGE, Tex. (AP)A dis-'began hearing a "gruff male trict judge ruled Thursday that Ronnie Lee Ozioa 14-year-old accused killer of three who heard a "gruff male voice commanding "kill! kill!"-is mentally ill. Judge Eugene Hoyt made no ruling on Ozio's status as a juvenile delinquent. Hoyt said young Ozio, accused killer of his father, grandmother and his father's fiancee in a, New Year's Day rampage, will be committed for psychiatric care for an "indefinite period." Dr. Grace Jameson, a psychiatrist at ttie University of Texas Medica! Branch at Galveston, said Ozio didn't remember anything for 24 days after voice in his head commanding him to kill! kill!" The slender, undersized youth was not present at the hearing. Dr. Jameson said Ozio's recollection of the slayings had brought on massive feelings of guilt and he "wants to go to the electric chair." She said Ozio did not know right from wrong at the time of the shootings. testified dreamed consider some term ot MU. I have no idea what this y indicate as to the desirable ng to do later in the year." the triple slaying. But under sedation, she said, the youth blurted out that in October -he Ozio's indefinite commission to the medieal school for treatment. One i Americ in vain Atty. Roy S. Wingate they try what the f Ozio told him he'namese Communists Ozio told he was the American sacrifices in men, money and supplies. * * w President Johnson this week repeated one of the "basic objectives" for the American part in the war. It is to give the world a "concrete demonstration that aggression across international frontiers is no longer an acceptable means of political change." Would-be aggressors *f the future can take that to mean war with the United States if what the North Viet- tried on South Vietnamese government collapsed from its own inadequacy of lack Of American stand-by htlp, might conclude subversion, even though slower, would be better and less expensive than direct attack. * * • It is hardly an accident that the communique Johnson agreed to at the Manila conference last fall was vague on the American pull-out. It said "when the aggression has stopped. . .the people of South Vietnam will ask their allies to remove their forces ant evacuate tfieir installations as the military and subversive forces of North Vietnam are withdrawn, infiltration ceases and the level of violence thui subsides." The communique did not put, time limit on when South Viet nam should decide it was out o danger and safe enough to as the Americans to leave. The North Vietnamese hav had their minds on the Amen can stay, too. Knowing the erratic and unreliable history of previous re yorld if it tries to hang around ery long in South Vietnam aft- r peace. NOTICE We have For Sal* or Rent RAM SET AND STAR POWER TOOLS And a Complete Line of Fasteners and Power Loads Huffman Bros. LUMBER CO. No. Hiway 61 PO 3-8123 "shooting squirrels with a rifle" instead of slaughtering his family and stepmother-to-bs. Wingate filed a court petition late Thursday formally asking South Vietnam. gimes in South Vietnam, the North Vietnamese have demanded in the past that Amen can forces must be withdrawn before there can even be peace talks. North Vietnam hasn't stressec hat point lately. 8ut the United States has ignored it, just as it has ignored French Presiden Charles d* Gaulle's suggestion that the United States must an nounce in advance that It wil withdraw its . forces before a But the United States pulls out of South Vietnam too quickly, and the Viet Cong take over, two American reactions are predictable. One is a feeling that all the American effort in Vietnam was in vain, the other is a reluctance peace settlement is readied. Unless too crushed to argue, i is unlikely the North Vietnam ese would agree to any peace terms that did not include time-limit on the American sla in the South. Yet, this country will be ren KNAPP SHOES ... FOR CUSHIONED COMFORT Phone EDison 3-1876 Malcolm R. Johnston ilM Laurant Ave. CKiithersville, Mo. tradition which saw seven brothers serve in World War H and three in Korea. "I'm ready for combat," said He. Harold Hamburg, 27, of Gering, Neb., Thursday. "All they have to do is ask." Three of his brothers were wounded in World War H. Hamberg said he's not afraid • — • "it of getting killed in Vietnam. can happen anywhere, so why not there?" he says. The soldier was in the peacetime Army seven years ago before becoming a house painter and fathering a son, now 6 years old. "This thing's been bugging me for the last couple of years," he said. "I just had to get over there." So he re-enlisted two month ago in Denver, Colo., with a men with prior service, finished >asie training recently at Ft. Bliss, Tex., everyone but him was sent to Vietnam, lie says. His orders read Frankfurt, Germany. 'I was the only one who asked to go to Vietnam," said Hamburg, "but they all went and I didn't. I couldn't believe it." Hamburg wrote letters to his congressman, David T. Martin, and President Johnson. He told of his wish in an interview with the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. An information officer here said, "We saw the article in the paper, took it to the adjutant general's office, and the Penta? gon changed his assignment." Told that he was going to Vietnam, Hamburg exclaimed, "It's great, just great!" False Alarm For Lioness Gazers By KELLY SMITH WASHINGTON (AP) - A round the clock maternity watch of the National Zoo's ranking lioness has flopped. She isn't pregnant. The lioness, Princess, was mated four months ago to Caesar. Simultaneously, the National Zoo initiated a program to televise zoo births and create a library of animal birth on video Princess was a natural for the pilot program. She is 14 years old and has had 24 cubs. She's familiar with the lying-in den and her keepers. Last week the WMay period ef gestation was almost up, Zoo efficials organized. Thirty three fri«nds of th* zoo - including Mrs. Nicholas Katzenbach, wife of the undersecretary of state volunteered for a 24-hour watch on the lion house. They fat in » nearby office with a television monitor beamed on Princess. At the first Indicaton of labor paini, tni volunteer was to flick an a recording device, then notify th zeo police who would call the oo veterinarian. Some ef the volunteers bought it was a little spooky sitting in the lion house at night. They read. Some played cross^ word puzzles. There were two : alse alarms over labor pains. "Just when )t seemed the most peaceful at night," said Mrs. Peter Grogan, "one of the cats roared." She and Lydia Katzenbach shared a 4 a.m. to 6 a,m. watch. "I spent part of the time play- Ing with Dennis and petting two chetahs," said Warren J. WK, 30, an airline executive. Dennis it an orangutan. After eight dayi of focusing |n on Princess' every move, the zoo's animal department head, Donald R. Dietlein, has c«ll*d off the watch. "She's just a muhapen lion, he said. "She's not pregnant" Th* Daimlw motor car astounded th* world in 1889 ricing down roads at the Own incredible sped of M mil«i p*r tour. Check In Here ForATattersall Odd Coat By Palm Beach* One of the season's newer fashion trends is to the tattcrsall check —a classic pattern with well-dressed males for a century and more. See our tattersall check odd coats of shape-retaining oxford weave cloth superbly tailored in authentic natural shoulder style by Palm Beach*. 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