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Vigtosut 601 Monday, February 28, 1966 Editorials And Features Tax Increase To Ward Off Inflation Talked The nation's economic managers— both government and private—posed this question during the past week: Is it time for a tax increase to ward off inflation? There appeared to be agreement that if inflation gets rolling—and some contend it has—a tax boost is the best way to stop it. But the kind of taxes, how much and when remained at issue. Discussion referred to this statement by President Johnson in his budget message: "Should unforeseen inflationary pressures develop, I will propose such fiscal actions as are appropriate to maintain economic stability." Economists have interpreted that to mean taxes would be raised to draw money out of the economy to reduce the kind of heavy demand that pushes up prices. Walter Heller, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic advisers and architect of the government tax-reduction policy of the 1960s, suggested that the first step should be elimination of a seven per cent investment credit now allowed business. The credit lets companies deduct from taxes up to seven per cent of their total expenditure on investment. The credit was enacted to stimulate economic expansion. Elimination would draw funds from the economy and dampen business enthusiasm for expansion of plants. Such expansion tends to increase inflationary pressures. However, Heller, appearing at a symposium of economists in Washington, D.C., indicated he is not certain that tax action should be taken. Henry Wallich, a Yale professor, argued that tax increases should be imposed now. He contended that later on, if inflationary pressures mount, the lag between enactment and effect would allow some inflation. Several economists suggested enactment of standby legislation that could be implemented quickly. Meanwhile, the American Bankers Association urged "caution in effecting a broad base tax increase at this time," saying that no tax boost should be made "without firm accompanying efforts to cut back on domestic government spending proposals." The economy continued to show possibly inflationary bulges. The Federal Reserve Board reported these changes in national economic indicators: Consumer prices in January rose to 111.2 per cent of the 1957-59 level, up 0.2 from December; wholesale prices rose in January to 104.6, up 0.5 from December; industrial production rose to 149.9, up 1.4, and bank loans expanded $2.6 billion on a month-to-month basis. The wholesale price index has risen at an annual rate of 4.7 per cent since September, the Federal Reserve said. That increase compares with an average annual percentage increase of 0.4 per cent since 1951. Economists view the 4.7 per cent rate as inflationary. On the downturn, however, are housing starts. Chairman John E. Home, of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, said he looks for a decline of 5 per cent in the availability of mortgage funds during the year. Also, steel production so far this year is running 9.1 per cent behind the comparable period of 1965. Production for the year through the week ended Feb. 12 was 17,425,000 tons against 19,177,000 tons a year ago. However, on a weekly basis, production was up slightly. Automobile production dropped to 194,067 during the past week as American Motors closed its assembly lines for 10 working days to get inventory in line with sales. Fulton Lewis Speaks — Leftist Supplies Hanoi With Anti-U. S. Tapes By FUL.TOX LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON—Bearded leftist Ronald Ramsey continues to supply Radio Hanoi with anti- American tapes for broadcast to U.S. troops in South Viet Nam. Ramsey, a self - proclaimed revolutionary, made national headlines earlier this month when he was exposed as the voice of Hanoi's so-called Radio officials studied possible sedition charges and there was speculation that Ramsey might curtail his activities, at least temporarily. Not so. Ramsey continues to tape Radio Stateside messages in Los Angeles and send them, via Canada, to Hanoi. A recent broadcast opened with an antiwar protest song that Ramsey- introduced as 'America's number one hit. Ramsey then warned American soldiers that they could be tried as "war criminals" if they continued their war of "aggression" against the Vietnamese people. The GIs were told that "hundreds of other soldiers are protesting the war" in word and They were urged to go on deed. hunger strikes, to denounce American "imperialism," to de- clare themselves conscientious objectors. They were, as in previous broadcasts, given the Philadelphia address of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, a pacifist group that will supply soldiers with legal advice on, ways to beat the draft. "This may be the most vital thing you've done in this war," the GIs were told. Ramsey informed his American listeners that anti-war ac- livity was sweeping the country. "Hundreds of thousands of young people are taking to the streets to demonstrate their support for your lives and the lives of the Vietnamese people. Hundreds are throwing their bodies across troop trains, are going out and blocking the ship movements, ships full of soldiers like you, from departing for Viet Nam," Widespread opposition to U.S. policy was reported by Ramsey among American intellectuals. He singled out by name playwright Arthur Miller, who has denounced U.S. intervention as immoral. 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Nc 1 <i % Z1 41 4* 2. Z4 % *>9 ^> ^ Z\ % ifa •4- % 16 *2 *d Puzzle "fr — xt ir of rses stim ddh: ! ver ns ck • •:--;-.-.-•.::-:=•=-• •HI-. r £±ll i HT i-~ '"'• 1 -~ _ •=H- ^fL^j-CM : 9P •4. "i ' — *. ~ ' '- 1 2*m • : =ii 11 Saturday's Answer tuary 33. Adverbial rsian suffix ten- 36. Presently Le 37. A liquid ngster's lock ingy 39. Neither's -Ifnend partner ipeis 40. Watery- itch wane Y//, % % IS % % % v> % % #, S 10 12. 21 ZS 26 % 40 42 44 b % 2.* ^ yr 7 % 19 34- & :t> ^ M W, w< li % 50 K ''//< that he would be back at the microphone within a week. He again asked American GIs to lay down their arms: "Won't you join us in some way in stopping the machinery of war? Won' you come home and fight for liberty here in America, so that we, who are broadcasting from Watts won't need to take to the streets again to accentuate our lack of liberty and our need for liberation?" NOTE: Radical leftists have scheduled "International Days of protest" for late March and demonstrations throughout the United States and in foreign capitals as well. Ramsey has promised demonstration sponsors that he will participate and then report to his GI audience. CAPITAL CAPSULE: Rep. Edward Gurney (R.-Fla.) has introduced legislation to stem the flow of U.S. dollars to Castro Cuba. The Florida lawmaker was shocked to learn that the United States was picking up 40 per cent of the tab for a 52.1 million addition to the School of Technology at the University of Havana. The project is sponsored by the United Nations Development Fund. Gurney's legislation would amend the UN funding act to provide that no U.S. assistance will go for any project in a Communist country. Legislation to curb free world trade with North Viet Nam has been introduced by Rep. Paul Rogers (D.-Fla.). Rogers, an expert on trade with the enemy, has accused Administration officials of complacency toward Allied shipping with Hanoi. His legislation would close American ports to the ships of all nations engaged in North Viet- names commerce . . . The staunchly anticommunist unions may act if Washington does not. A spokesman for the International Longshoremen's Association has warned the State Department that the union Is prepared to boycott the ships of countries carrying goods in and out of North Viet Nam. This includes Great Britain, France, Norway, Greece, and the United Arab Republic, among others. Baytown Man Escapes injury ^ Elmer 3. Thibodaux, 25, of 612 Nazro escaped serious injury early Saturday when his car veered off Decker Drive near the Bayway intersection, struck a culvert and utility pole. Officers said Thibodaux had just gotten off a 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. jJiift at Mumble's Baytown Refinery and bad started borne. He apparently went to sleep at the steering wheeL His car was heavily damaged. Wanted: A kick 'Cause' By HENRY MeLEMOKE If you know of a. rich Foundation that is looking for a project to support, please have its president contact nie at once. I have a project worthy of help, one which would bring comfort and peace of mind to thousands of Americans, including myself. It is this: assign a crack medical research team to the development of a gentle, easy-to- endure. simple - to-catch malady, which would assure every holder of a hospitalization policy of getting his money's worth. Robust health and hospitalization plans are not compatible. They do not waJk hand in hand. As splendid as it is to go through a year feeling in the pink, with corpuscles hitting on all eight, no man who pays for hospitalization can completely enjoy such fitness. Even as he bounces along on springy feet, muscles toned, eyes as bright as the bottom of an unused saucepan, and chest rising and falling as rhythmically and powerfully as the tides, he cannot help but remember that he has, to all intents and purposes, thrown money out the window. In some cases this has led to what is known as "hospitalization plan halt." The ailment manifests itself in various ways. One victim, cheeks glowing with health, will halt before a shop window to figure out what he could have bought had he gone uninsured. Another will put a halt to a simple pleasure he indulges in to save the money he tossed away. Still others halt before the insurance company, shake their fists, and think of going in and asking for a refund on the grounds that the company took advantage of a healthy man. The invention of a pleasant malady, which a man could contract at his own choosing, and which made him just miserable enough to want to go to bed, but no more, would be a blessing. The sickness I have in mind would never strike on a weekend, but on Monday mornings. It would last a week or ten days, and then vanish completely, leaving absolutely no bad after-effects. Its cure would include, among other things, much reading in bed {and a hospital bed is ideal for this), eating a great amount of favorite foods t visits by friends, patient understanding by the patient's wife, no telephone calls, and a complete dismissal of business worries. At the end of the week or ten days the patient would be as fit as a marathon runner, he would have gotten a sizeable chunk of his hospitalization premiums -used up, he would have had a nice vacation with hand-and-foot waiting on, and he would be a happier, more satisfied citizen. If I -had a white coat and a few test tubes, two mice and a Brunsen burner, I'd turn my hand to the creation of this fun ailment. Bible Verse BUT TO him that worketh not. but believeth on him that justi- fieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5 BOBBY TRAP Rusk Warns Hunger May Pose Danger WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dean" Rusk warned today that massive hunger abroad, unless checked, could lead to political chaos endangering all. including food- rich America. Appealing for passage of President Johnson's food-for- freedom legislation as a major aid in U.S. foreign policy. Rusk told the House Agriculture Committee foreign food output is lagging behind population growth. "This is a very disturbing trend.'' Rusk said. "Unless checked it will lead to grave dangers. "The key question is wehther we—and I use the word "we" in a universal .sense—have the capacity to prevent massive hunger and consequent political chaos." Rusk's statement was read for him by Undersecretary of State Thomas C. -Mann. The committee said Rusk was at a White House meeting. The statement said food looms as one ot the major problems in coming decades and is a question ot basic importance "even to our own prosperous nation with its ever-amazing~tarm production." This is because "in the shrunken world of today" the United States is unable to live in isolation and "we cannot find enduring security in a world in which a~few are rich and other people live in misery and starvation," he said. "So the question we address here is basic to the weTIare, and even the survival, of the human race—hence basic to our own welfare and security. * Washington Merry-Go-Round — Dick Gregory Running For Mayor Of Chicago cas ey critical Of Attacks On LBJ War Policy By DREW PEARSON PEORIA — Two knockdown, dragout political battles in Illinois are scheduled to attract attention. One is between the Negro comedian - civil rights scrapper Dick Gregory and veteran Mayor Richard J. Daley to rule the second city in the United States: Chicago. Dick Gregory is almost certain to run for mayor. The other is between one of the elder statesmen of the Democratic party, Sen. Paul Douglas, Democrat, to keep his seat against the onslaught of a young Republican rebel, Charles Percy, former brains of Bell and Howell cameras. Both races will be spectacular because of the- personalities involved. But both will get down to the vitals of American government, first because the Chicago race will decide whether a Negro can take control from a longtime, firmly entrenched Democratic boss of a big city machine. For years chief Democratic strength has been in the big cities of the USA, ranging from Tammany Hall in New York, to the Pendergast machine which put Harry Truman into power in Kansas City. In the last election, a Negro, Carl B. Stokes, almost threw out the establishment in Cleveland, coming within around 2,000 votes of being elected mayor. In New York last November a big slice of Negro voters deserted the entrenched Democratic leadership of Harlem and voted for Republican John V. Lindsay for mayor. Without this Negro vote he could not have won. Otff? Haijtnttm Fred Hartman Editor and Publisher James H. Hale General Manager Preston Pendergrass Managing Editor Beulah Mae Jackson Assistant To The Publisher Bill Hartman Assistant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett Office Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John Wadley Manager Paul Putman Retail Manager Corrie Laughlin National Manager Entered as second class matter at the Baytown. Texas, 77521 Post Office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun. Inc.. at 1301 Memorial Drive In Baytown. Texas. P. O. Box 308. Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier J1.60 Month. J19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The AMoeliited Press Is -mutled excumvdy to the u»« for rej>c6H«t!on of any nrars dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In Uil» paper and local news of apontan«txu origin pu&Ilsfted herein. Rights of repu&Ucatlon of fcU other RUUter hcraln ar« alac reserved. FOR YEARS th e bosses of the big cities have been Irish and, in latter years, Italian. They featured such famous Irishmen as Mayor Ed Kelly of Chicago, Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City. Mayor William O'Dwyer of New York, boss Ed Flynn of the Bronx; and such Italians as Vincent Impelliteri of New York. Mayor Angelo Rossi of San "Francisco; Mayor Hugh Addonizio of Newark, and Mayor Anthony Celebrezze of Cleveland. They were elected largely by Catholic voters. If now the huge Negro populations of these cities, largely Protestant but also Democratic, can throw out IrishJtal- ian domination it will mean social revolution. Dick Gregory was reared in the slums of Chicago and tells about it in graphic detail in his fascinating book "Nigger." In latter years Gregory has probably seen rnore of the inside of American jails than any other man in America, black or white. And he has proved himself a hero in Los Angeles where he was shot while trying to calm the Watts mob, in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Md., where he helped suppress race hatred. Gregory is a Democrat, but already has the promise of heavy financial support from big Eastern Republicans. THE BATTLE between Chuck Percy, the young Republican progressive, and 73-year-old Sen. Paul Douglas, the Democratic progressive, is chiefly going to turn on the war in Viet Nam. It will be the big test of whether the war is going to hurt Johnson. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirk- J.en. gnarled veteran of many political wars, who started out as a baker's delivery boy in Pekin, near Peoria, has been back at home recently and thinks Viet Nam will hurt. He further predicts that the war will cost the Democrats 50 seats in the House of Representatives. Dirksen is in a good position to know, for he-knows what has happened inside Republican leadership councils when, early in Johnson's growing war involvement, a very astute Republican strategy was decided on. That strategy was: Give Lyndon all the support possible. Then wait until either he pulls out of Viet Nam when he can "be branded an appeaser, or until he escalates, when he can be accused of dragging the United States into another Democratic war. Carrying out this policy. Rep. Jerry Ford, of •Michigan, the GOP House leader, recently sent a memo to House Republicans cautioning them not to get involved in the Viet Nam war debate. Let the Democrats do the rrguing, he advised. Baytown Driver Lucky He's Alive Cecil Ray Woods. 31, of Baytown considers himself lucky -to be alive after his car was flattened in a freak accident on Interstate 10 about 11 p.m. Friday. Woods, of 104 John A., was traveling east when he lost control of his car. It struck an abutment at the Thompson Road overpass, careened 60 feet through the air and landed on a service road. 15 feet below, where it overturned twice. Highway Patrolman K. D. Woolsey said the car was "mashed flat." Woods suffered serious head injuries and cuts about the face, "%^-^^" «•!>•*«• Try Sun Classified Ads HOUSTON" Congressman Bob Casey, who visited Viet Nam in November, wag sharply critical in a Houston speech of recent attacks in Washington on President Johnson's war policy. Speaking before the Houston Optimist Club in the Rice Hotel, Casey said the President's policy in Viet Nam has-his fullest sup- poer. "I have often differed with'the President, but I am jn'tuH accord with his war policy," "Casey said. "This is one of the dirtiest wars arid also o .' of the most vital we have ever fought "The criticism i n Washington adds fuel to the fires of criticism at home. . . the talk of-withdrsw- al appeals to the nvother-wiiose son is about to so to Viet-Nam and to those-who-would have-us withdraw into ~a- shell. Casey spoke of a letter he recently received from a constituent. "This lady wanted to know what we are doing over there, why w e don't pull out, and why does the President refuse to sit down at the conference table." Casey said. "She and others like~her arc ignoring the President's every effort to mediate the war. including the cessation of bombing, the many emissaries he has sent all over -the world and his repeated invitations to the Viet Cong to meet us at the conference table," the congressman continued. "They are willing to take the word of three men who, against the laws of this country, visited Hanoi and came back as'mouth- pieces for the Communists," Casey declared. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. Who wrote "The Confessions of an English Opium Eater"? 2. How many cities have claimed to be the birthplace of Homer ? 3. Who was Mr, Hyde's alter ego? 4. Who authored "A - Few Figs From Thistles"? 5. Name the world's largest continent. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day In IS49, the first of the ships carrying gold seekers to the West Coast arrived in San Francisco. IT'S BEEN SAID Svil events come from evil causes; and what we suffer, springs, generally, from what we have done. — Aristophenes. BORN TODAY Cartoonist Milton Arthur Caniff was bom in 1907 in Hillsboro. Ohio. He was graduated from Ohio State University in 1930, and obtained his doctor's degree from Atlanta Law School. He began his career as a cartoonist in the summer of 1921, working for the Dayt on, Ohio, Journal • Herald. In later years he was to create such — m e m o r a ble as Terry and the characters Pirates, with the Dragon Lady and Jade. Male Call, with Lace, during World War H, and, most recently, Steve Canyon, with its assortment of characters. He has collected a great number of citations and awards, most notable among' them the By RUTH RAMSEY Centra! Press Writtr Freedoms Foundation Award, a War Department Citation, the Ohioana Career Medal, and the Sigma Delta Chi journalism society's Distinguished Service Award. Others born this day are educator Mary Lyon, opera star Geraldine Farrar, chemist Linus Pauling, dramatist Ben Hecht, actor Zero Mostel, dancer Waslaw Nijinsky. WATCH YOUR LANOUAOE BROCHETTE — (bro-SHET) —noun; a skewer for use in cookery. YOUR FUTURE Exercise care over correspondence. Influences are mixed. Today's child will b« fortunate. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Thomas DcQuincey. 2. Seven. 3. Dr. Jekyll. 4. Edna St. Vincent Mtllay. 5. Asia. FAMOUS East dealer. North-South vulnerable. ' NORTH ; 4752 V A 10943 49 A A 105 2 WEST ' EAST KQ9 8 4 4J1063 • Q6 + K J ~ 3 48543 SOUTH 4 AKJ 1072 AQ9864 The bidding: East South West North Pass 1 4 Dole 1 » Dble 3 Jf. Dble Opening lead — king of spades. It is difficult to rationalize some of the strange happenings which occur in world championship play. Take this hand played between Great Britain and Italy in 1962. When the Italians held the North-South cards, the bidding went as shown. South became declarer at three clubs doubled which he made with three overtricks for a score of 1,270 points! South lost only a trump trick, after he had won the spade lead with the ace and led the queen of clubs. West's double of one diamond HANDS %vas probably acceptable, though many players would prefer an overcal! of one spade. East's double of one heart was moderately permissible, though again either a pass o- a bid of one spade could be regarded as more acceptable. But West's double of three clubs defies comprehension. The Italian South, by jumping- to three clubs, had evinced a desire to play in an eleven-trick game contract—and here was West doubling him at three clubs and in effect saying that i South was crazy. It was a hor- I rible double and the British j West was duly punished when I South eventually came home ! with twelve tricks. Yet, strangely enough. West might have shown a profit on the deal—despite the double—had .iffairs gone a little better at the other table. There the British North-South pair arrived at six clubs, which was certainly a reasonable contract- But, alas, the British declarer led a low club to the ace at trick two and had to lose two trump tricks, so the outcome was that he went down one and Britain lost a total of 1,370 points on the hand. Had South made the slam, the British West at the first table might have been praised by some for making a brilliant double! (O 1966. Klnsr Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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