Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on November 29, 1967 · Page 5
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 5

Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, November 29, 1967
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JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS larrymor© Sharp Wifh Gag COLLEGE BOUND B> tlAL NKW YORK (AP) - Jumping to conclusions: ''conic who start thr dav off with a good hearty breakfast arc more likelv to win office 1 promotions than those who show UD for work in a bsd limner because they've insulted their stomachs- with a greasy douah- lul ahd a cup of lukewarm black coffee. If the late John Rarrymore hadn't been an actor he could have made a good living as a wit or gag writer. One of his be«l lines: "America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks." When a novelist turns out to be the kind of author who has only one good book in his sylern, that book is generally about his childhood. Be it bad or good, few people ever outgrow their childhood. The poet William Wordsworth recognized this Imlh. long before Sigmund Freud arrived on fhe scene, when he wrote. "Tlie child is father to thp man." Women sometimes think a fat man look;; foolish wearing 3 bow lie. But for him it's less a matter of fashion than of investment. It's almost impossbile for o fal man to spill food on a bow tie. If the law is really interested in equal justice, why shouldn't it be as illegal for women to chew gum on bus or subway as it is for men to smoke cigars? The one i s offensive to the critical eye as the other is to the critical nose. The easiest lime to borrow money from a man is the first day he puts on a pair of new bi- focai glasses. He isn't really f-ure of his judgment in any. thing. No member of the Rockefeller or Ford families, although they've given away millions, ever felt nuite as philanthropic as the ordinary guy does when he buys a couple of trackages of Girl Scout cookies from a pair of gawky kids who knock at his front door. The wagging of idle tongues causes more (rohble to mankind than all the daggers of intentional evil. You can bet that anyone who owns a library of more than 500 books has at least one volume, whether it's on the shelf or not, that could be called pornographic by somebody. There are ten times as many reformed drunks as there are reformed gamblers. The best indication that hopeful man expects his civilization to last is (he fact he is putting up so m a n y glass-fronted skyscrapers. A diplomat is a guy who needs stripes on his pants to be sure lie has got them on straight. 1930 lulliffN- Mac's Successor Faces Key Tests 1964 1970 U.S. Junior c&llege enrollment has increased by more than 100,000 each year during the education "explosion" of recent years. Prediction now is thdt total two-year enrollment will top two million by 1970. Cities Hunting for Revenue a sag = CHICAGO (AP)-The nation's cities are hunting for revenue to balance their steadily increasing expenses. Rising prices of goods and services, increasing salaries, and expanding populations are putting pressure on municipal budgets all through the country. More people mean more parks, playgrounds and swimming pools, more demand for water, expanded sewerage, more garbage collection, more police and firemen, and more persons on welfare. Cities have been forced to enlarge or improve their physical plants, buy more efficient and sophisticated equipment, hire more people, and pay their em- ployes more money to keep them from taking better Jobs in private industry. An Associated Press survey of 27 of the nation's largest cities disclosed, among other things: —A neany 19 per cent budget increase at Baltimore in a single year, to just under $538 million. —A 13.7 per cent increase, representing $634 million, for New York City where the $5.178 bil- lion l!'fi7-GB budget nearly trebels that of 11 years ago. Phoenix, Ariz., wfiose Finance Director Jack Uric blamed "higher wages, higher costs and inflation'' for continually rising budgets, is an extreme example of growth pressure. In 1950, Phoenix encompassed 17 square miles and had a population of 107.001). Today it covers 248 square miles and has 525.000 inhabitants. There has been no properly tax increase at Phoenix in 14 years, Urie said but revenue has been increased by a 1 per cent city sales tax, the city's 40 per cent share of a one-cent increase in the state gasoline lax, and a 2 per cent utility tax. Houston, operating on a "hold the line" $109-million budget, up $7 million from last year, has reached the point where "we are unable to furnish all the services we would like within the structure of present income," said Mayor Louie Welch. Yet since that budget was adopted, the City Council voted pay increases for policemen and firemen in 1968 and is consider- ing increases for oilier em- ployes. A ) per cent city sales tax goes before Houston voters Dec. 5. If I ho sales tax is rejected. Welch said, property taxes will have to be increased to raise Sli million to $14 million needed for pay raises. San Antonio also votes Dec. 5 on the city sales lax. Officials said a property tax boost is the alternative there too. Every city covered in the survey said increasing wages and salaries of municipal employes are a major factor in rising budgets. "City government as well as private industry has to meet the competitive market for higher wages," said Walter Steelier, Detroit's budget director. Detroit's $420 million budget represents an increase of more than $12 million in one year. Stecher said cities also have to meet increased costs of construction, materials and supplies. Detroit needs state legislative action to provide new revenues, he said, because the city is levy- ing the limit on property taxes. He suggested an excise Uix, such as a hotel tax, or raising the 1 per cent city income tax. New York City's new income tax is expected to produce $167 million to a'pply on its record budget. Pittsburgh reported inquiries from other cities interested in its $10-a-year occupation tax on every person employed In Pittsburgh, regardless of residence. The tax is in addition to the city wage lax, collected only from Pittsburgh residents. Los Angeles passed z 4 per cent utility users lax on telephone, gas and electric service and raised real estate transfer and license fees to meet costs which have risen $20 million in two years, The council rejected Mayor Sam Yorty's proposal for a garbage collection fee, and also an earnings tax on all persons employed in the city, urged by Yorty to permit reducing property tax rates. San Francisco's budget is up $29 million to $433 million and San Diego's is up $10 million to $91 million. == 2= S s H S = iuuuufluuiuiuiuiiu^ WASHINGTON fAP) - The next secretary of defense will have to establish his authority- early. ' The armed services, tamed by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, arc likely to test his successor's mettle. The new Pentagon chief also may have to face a Congress bent on showing him it is boss. For nearly seven years. Congress has smarted under what some members have called McNamara's arrogance and "know-it-all'' altitude. The next defense chief also will inherit vexing problems from McNamara, among them the Vietnam war and the slill troubled Fll fighter plane project, once known as the TFX. McNamara also will leave behind him a fundamental budget reform which is his monument. That budget approach, which he installed and enforced on the services in 1961, probably will contiue to operate to suppress service bickering over Ihc split- up of defense dollars. It is this budget reform, among others, that McNamara has claimed is "driven into the bedrock" of the huge military establishment and will remain after him. He also brought about fundamental alterations in basic national defense strategy, switching from reliance on masive nuclear retaliation lo a more flexible ability to meet Commu-' nisi threats at every level of war, from insurgency on up. , McNamara's philosophy, as he spelled it out to the Associated Press some years ago. was' to establish a s'lngle final authority over the enormously complex defense establishment. "Whoever is head of the department should run it," McNamara said. "The head of any organization ought to place himself in position lo make decisions and to stand behind them." i McNamara, working 12-hour days, has made hundreds of separate decisions, involving ( billions of dollars, in personal j item-by-item reviews of mili-j tary budget proposals each' year. This detailed personal in- volvement has been criticized by some on grounds a really good administrator would delegate as much authority as possible to trusted subordinates. The generals and admirals have oflefi chaffed under McNamara's imposed restraints, hut none have dared to challenge him in public. He has made no secret of his determination fo keep the armed services from quarreling among themselves or lobbying outside of the department for their projects or interests. McNamara has served more than two years longer than any of the seven previous secretaries of defense. Even among his critics, he; is conceded to have run the Defense Department with greater effectiveness and discipline than any of the others. Texans Die In Vietnam WASHiNGfC-N (At*) - Ttft texas serviceffien killed ifl 16* tioh in the Vietnam wai WlfS ; listed Tuesday by the DeteflH i Department. j One other rriafl pfeViotisly f8* i ported missing in sclibtt W8I ' listed as dead. Killed in action wefe Afffl? Spec. 5 Adrian L. Lynn Jr., soB of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian L. Lyflfi, P.O. Box 50, falcon Heights; Pfc. Jerry E. Blackburn, soh 6f Mr. B. E. Blackburn, Box 533, Maple St.. Whitewright. i Changed from missing td I dead hosfile: Army Spec, fi Paul B. McKinley, husband of Mrs. Getty F. McKinley, 404 Lucille St., Irving. Died not as a result of hostile action: Armj* Spec. 4 Rayfbfd N. Sewell. husband of Mrs, Jeanette P. Sewell, Box Bivins, In specters Ready To Take lie Tesfs AUSTIN (AP) — Liquor Control Board inspectors William B. Groce and Raymond L. Valenta, Dallas, says they will take lie detector tests if necessary to clear their names with the board. The two agents, suspended but left on the payroll, spent most of Tuesday in a closed door meeting with LCB Administrator Coke Stevenson Jr. State Sen. Oscar Mauzy, Dallas, also attended. Stevenson suspended them last Tuesday "because they're supposed to have made some remarks" about the Dallas LCB office. The day before they were suspended, leaflets were distributed in Austin and Dallas accusing Stevenson of "whitewashing irregularities" in the LCB. They also criticized Dallas LCB Supervisor James E. Dale. Stevenson branded the leaflets "malicious slander" and expressed "complete confidence" in Dale. "There has been a polygraph (lie detector) test mentioned, and I may take one," Groce said. "I will do anything they ask." Valcnla said he would make no statement until his investigation is completed. He said department rules forbid Its em- ployes from making adverse comments about the board to outsiders. He said any employe I who knows of irregularities ' should teil Stevenson or other ' supervisors. ' "I'm trying to find out what I am accused of," Valenta said. Groce and Valenta denied any connection with the leaflets. 1 "1 think the department will check out any irregularities or alleged irregularities brought to their attention within department procedures," Mauzy said. GUNS - GUNS RIFLES - PISTOLS SHOTGUNS AMMUNITION We Break Boxes Morgan & Son 100 MAYES Cambridge Nixes Viet Resolution CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A resolution urging "the prompt' return of American soldiers from Vietnam" was defeated by Cambridge voters, 17,742 to 11,349. Both critics and backers of the Johnson administration's policy on Vietnam said they were encouraged by the vote. In Washington, Democratic National Committee Chairman John M. Bailey described the vote as "an encouraging endorsement of President Johnson's policies." ; ": Harvard University economist and former U.S, Ambassador to India John Kenneth Galbrajth said, "the administration will make a grave mistake if they assume that this is anything but a vote of no confidence." Voters in 69 Cities Face Tax Decision "BUY A PA'.L OR BUY JUST ONE, BUT BE SURE ANP BUY IT FROM" Chicken £ Run 1520 Av», AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Municipal League says voters in C9 cities will decide within the next week whether to have one- cent local sales taxes. Galveston and Kilgore will have elections Saturday. Sixty-seven cities with elections set next Tuesday are Abilene, Anson, Alvarado, Arlington, Balch Springs, Bellaire, Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Brownwood, Carrollton, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Corsicana. Dallas, Denison, De Soto, Dublin, Dun- cariville, Ennis, Euless, Ferris, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hewitt, Holland, Houston, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Kaufman, Killeen, Lake Worth, Lancaster, Laredo, Lew- isvjlle, Longview, Mabank, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Mineral Wells, Palestine, Piano, Refugio, Richardson, Richland Hills, Saginaw, San Antonio, Sea- govjlle, Sherman, Stephenville, Temple, Terrell, University Park, Van Alstyne, Waco, Waxa- hachie, Weatherford, West, White Settlement, Woodsboro and Woodway. An additional 65 city sales tax elections have been set before the first of the year, and another 18 cities have indicated citizens will vote in December, although election dates, which must be set 30 days in advance, have not been set. Sales tax elections have been held in 35 cities since the Municipal Sales Tax Act became effective in August. Voters in 33 cities approved the new tax; the proposition was rejected in two elections. Zippers Everywhere Zippers are to be found everywhere. On coats, dresses, boots and even gloves. The new fashion look also means ultracon- venience, that is, until the zip' per sticks. A cogple of drops of baby oil on the teeth in the problem area and the zipper will function once more. WE'VE MOVED! JIMMIE CAMPBELL INVITES ALL HIS FRIENDS TO COME IN AND SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW SHOWROOM AND SERVICE DEPARTMENT. SERVICE FACILITIES CARS ... NEW AND USED GO WHERE THE ACTION IS...ON A RIVERSIDE! 'THE CYCLES' WITH THE NO MONEY DOWN NOTHING TO PAY UNTIL JUNE I 50cc Spon Bike! SAVE $40 "sstien"! 50 raph 4-§*HP engine gets

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