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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 10

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, April 4, 1969
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BULLDOG 4 tin Arizona Republic, Fri., April 4, i%» AND BEAR IT By George Lichty Mori* About Kret quits leadership Continued from Page 1 But nobody changed his vote and when the roll call was completed the motion carried, 16-14. Shortly afterward, the House decided to adjourn until 2 p.m. Tuesday as loud cheers went up on floor from weary members tired of the Senate stalemate. House Speaker John Haugh, R-Pima, said the Senate impasse "throws open the question of adjournment." "Since the decision rests entirely in the Senate at this point, we decided to give them a day and a half to make their decision before we have to make ours," he said. The Senate struggled with the money problem behind closed doors until 3:30 p.m., when the Rules Committee voted the bill out with 12 votes. Information leaking out from disgusted members indicated that several "package plans" were proposed to solve the dilemma caused by cutting the university operating budget from the requested $60.4 million to $56.6 million. The Pima County delegation turned down a proposal to leave the operating budget unchanged, to give the universities $12.2 million in new construction money and appropriate $2 million to start a state office building. In fact, this proposal got only nine votes. Sen. Douglas Holsclaw, R-Pima, reportedly countered with a suggestion that $1.5 million be subtracted from the proposed $12.2 million for new construction and given to the universities for additional operating expenses. This also failed. At this point, the Senate leaders decided to play "showdown" by bringing the bill to the floor and force each member to stand up in public view and be counted. But this also fell flat when the Democrats and the three Pima rebels forced adjournment. While Kret included both President Porter and Senate Whip Orme Lewis Jr., R-Maricopa, in his warning that an adjournment vote was a "vote of no confidence," they said they have no intention of resigning. "I'm not resigning," Lewis told a reporter. "It was too hasty a decision he (Kret) made." If Kret sticks by his announced intention to resign, there was considerable speculation that Sen. Bill Jacquin, R-Pima, might be named the new majority leader. Jacquin served as whip of the Republican-controlled 28th Legislature, but was bypassed this year. This caused a falling out on the part of the Pima County faction, which had been waiting for the moment when they could exercise their muscles on the fragile majority. 4 Raise helPon taxes, car firms told United Press International WASHINGTON - Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers, said yesterday major car companies should be "raising hell" because some other industries have a lighter federal tax burden. Reuther, appearing before the House Ways and Means Committee tax abuse investigation, singled out the oil industry as an example. "If I were president of General Motors," Reuther said, smiling about his bargaining table rival, "and I want to emphasize that I am not authorized to speak for him, I'd be raising hell." Reuther appealed for a series of reforms to tax the wealthy who pay little or no tax and at the same time, asked for relief for middle and low income taxpayers. Reuther said unfairness in tax laws is unacceptable at any time, but added it is "absolutely indefensible and intolerable" for high income people to avoid taxation while young men die in Vietnam. Committee Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., told Reuther, "The reason you have- a tax is to defray the costs of governments," and added that when people try to use the tax system for various "social services you get into trouble." Mills said a number of the provisions considered loop- Senior forum By THOMAS COLLINS Question: You say that the large retirement bousing projects don't look good to you because they are isolating older people with nothing but older people. But what is the alternative? Retired people aren't wanted among the middle- age group, particularly when health begins to decline, and they can be a tremendous problem to their children. H. A. Answer: The alternative is to stay on in an average neighborhood as long as the person can manage at all. Most can manage until health fails completely, and when it does there are few indications that the big housing projects could offer much beyond a few clinic services. The person would be shipped off to a hospital as from a neighborhood. Nursing homes for the retired who become incapacitated are beginning to spring up. all over now, many of them run by commercial firms on an efficient business basis—and expecting to get profits out of Medicare payments. These nursing homes, not big retirement housing projects, are the most promising future for those who grow too old to manage. Being wanted by the middle- age group, or any other group, is the old, old human story. Make yourself interesting and desirable and you'll be wanted. Too many older people don't want to bother. Sewl question! to Senior Forum. P.O. Box 24M, Pfaoe- nix, Ariz, ISWt. holes originated when Congress provided tax relief for a single case — only to find that numerous people took advantage of it. Reuther asked for restrictions or an end to various tax benefits, including capital gains tax treatment, unlimited charitable contributions, tax-free municipal bonds, "fictitious" farm losses against other income, oil depletion allowances, and the 7 per cent business investment tax credit. "The deep rumblings of a taxpayers' revolt are becoming more audible as the small and middle income homeowner is forced to carry a disproportionate share of the tax burden while the rich, by taking advantage of the many tax loopholes available to them, escape their fair share," Reuther said. Rep. James B. Utt, R-Calif., told Reuther he was Pig farmer free of feed charge TUCSON (AP) - A Superior Court jury yesterday refused to convict an Avra Valley pig farmer charged with feeding uncooked garbage to his swine. Judge Jack G. Marks declared a mistrial for Michael Coronado when the jury failed to reach a decision. According to Arizona law, all pig food must be cooked for 30 minutes before it is served. about the 100th witness to say there is a taxpayers' revolt over "loopholes," but Utt wondered why the sudden cry for reform, since nearly all the "loopholes" had been in the law for years. "This indicates how patient the American taxpayer has been," Reuther replied. "They're just catching • up with the glaring facts that they are paying someone else's taxes. As long as they were in the dark they were quiet." Another witness, Rep. Henry Reuss, D-Wis., asked that 13 "loopholes" be closed, including the 7 per cent tax credit on business plant and equipment, costing the Treasury some $3 billion annually. "I've never had more mail on a subject than I've had on tax reform," Reuss said. Parliament member arrested in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia (UPI) — Dr. Jim Cairns, a member of Parliament, was arrested yesterday for distributing pamphlets outside the Melbourne City Hall. The pamphlets protested the Melbourne City Council's recent passage of a law banning distribution of pamphlets on city streets. Cairns was later released and given a summons. On this day April 4,1969 By ESTEY I. REED On this day in 1831, young Abraham Lincoln wrestled a champion at Clary's Grove, New Salem, 111. A gang of frontier ruffians had established headquarters at "The Grove." Jack Armstrong was the gang's leader and a champion wrestler. Learning that Lincoln was something of a wrestler himself, Jack sent him a challenge. At that time and in that community a refusal would have resulted in social and business ostracism, not to mention the stigma of cowardice which would attach. It was a great day for New Salem and "The Grove" when Lincoln and Armstrong met. Settlers within a radius of 50 miles flocked to the scene, and wagers were heavy and many. Armstrong proved a weakling in the hands of the powerful Kentucky native and Jack's adherents were about to mob Lincoln when the latter's friends saved him from probable death by rushing to the rescue. Enroll Now for 1969 Session— Adult Music Education ORGAN COURSE BEGINNERS A complete 7-week eour»e of organ instruction for •dult beginners, on full siie, 2-keyboard organs. 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On March 3, 1927, the blue-and-white 500 horsepower, 27-liter giant was streaking across the 7-mile sweep of Pendine Sands. One of the driving chains snapped, burst through its guard, and killed Thomas. Between 1924 and 1927 Pendine villages had seen Thomas and Malcolm Campbell break the world land speed record five times on these sands. On his last journey, Thomas, who held the record twice in 1926, was trying to beat Campbell's record of 175 mph. For the past four years Owen Wyn Owen, a lecturer in engineering at Bangor Technical College and a motor historian, has planned to retrieve the ear and restore it. At first many villagers objected. The matter was complicated because the site was within the boundary of an army range. But last December a meeting of local people agreed to ask the ministry of defense for permission to dig. A mechanical digger broke through concrete covering the car and a crane hauled Babs out. One wheel was intact and could still be turned. Owen said: 'It will take me two or three years to restore Babs to original condition." After restoration, the car will return to Pendine and be placed on permanent exhibition. Dead heart recipient showed no rejection TORRANCE, Calif. (UPI)-Southern California's first heart transplant recipient, Richard Charles Newell, who died Wednesday night from pneumonia, showed no signs of rejecting the new heart he received last Feb. 20, a hospital spokesman said yesterday. "He showed no sighs of rejecting the heart. It was strong right up to the end," said a spokesman for Harbor General Hospital where Newell, 58, received the heart of a 23-year-old mother who had committed suicide. Newell, a grocer from Oxnard, Calif., had progressed so well that he became an outpatient about two weeks ago. He stayed at a nearby motel, returning to the hospital for checkups. The spokesman said, "He was continuing to make satisfactory progress up to the last episode." Newell showed the first symptoms of pneumonia Wednesday morning, about 12 hours before he died. The grocer was removed from drug therapy—drugs to suppress the body's natural rejection mechanism—very early after the operation, the spokesman said. Newell, who had led a bed-to-chair existence before his surgery, was able to move around and go for short trips with his wife after the operation. Newell received the heart of Mrs. Shirley Ann Highhouse, who committed suicide after an argument with her husband who gave permission for the transplant. Her kidneys also were transplanted to other recipients. First flight planned for British-made SST BRISTOL, England (UPI) The first-flight of a made-in-Britain Concorde supersonic jetliner will take place next Wednesday, a British Aircraft Corp. spokesman said. The Concorde is a joint Anglo-French venture and the French-made prototype already has flown more than half a dozen test flights at Toulouse, France. TENNIS ANYONE? 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