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9k* Monday, March 7, 1966 Editorials And Features Pay Checks May Look Different After May If Congress enacts President Johnson's tax package, now awaiting final senate action, your pay check will probablv look different after May 1. How different? That depends. The change would come about because of new methods of withholding for income tax, and in tax matters everybody is a special case. But some general guidelines can be drawn. In the first place, the over-all amount of income tax you will pay would not be changed by the legislation. The only question would be how much of the tax would be taken out of your pay check and whether you would have to add to this at the end of the year to meet your obligation, or whether you would be entitled to a refund. At present withholding is at a rate of 14 per cent for all; the new bill puts it on a staggered basis starting at 14 per cent. The object of this part of the legislation is to match withholding with tax owed more closely for more people and cut down on extra payments and refunds. President Johnson asked Congress to pass by March 15 the bill which also restores recent decreases in car and phone excise taxes and speeds up payment of some corporate taxes. It looks as if the deadline will be met. The House passed the bill Feb. 26 bv a 256146 vote. Here are some examples, according to Treasury figures, of how the new withholding system would work. Mr. A. is single, earns 55,000 a year and has no special deductible expenses, so he uses the standard 10 per cent deduction. Under the present law the amount withhold from his S96 weekly wages for income tax is about 511.64. This does not include Social Security; no change is contemplated in withholding for it. B>' the end of the year, Mr. A, if he has no income outside his wages, will owe $671 income tax. But the total withheld from his wages will be $66 Short of that, so he will have to come up with that much more cash for Uncle Sam. But if the new system goes into effect, Mr. A will have about $12.90 a week taken out of his pay, and at the end of the year he will be even with the government. Mr. and Mrs. B file a joint return on salary income of $12,500 and their deductions run 10 per cent of income. They have two children. Under present law, Mr. B's paycheck is docked $26.37 a week and at the end of the year he still has to find $196 to make up his $1,567 tax bill. Under the new plan the withholding for Mr. B would go up to $29.72 a week, and at return time he would only owe $22 of his tax. The Treasury figures that under present law too much tax is withheld from about 37 million persons but that proposed changes — mainly in figuring deduction — would trim some 13 million from this total, largely taxpayers with low incomes. The Treasury says that insufficient taxes are now withheld from some 14 million persons and that the bill would reduce this by 3.8 million while lowering tax payments at the end of the year for many of the others. Generally speaking, a man with a wife and two childlren who earns about $7,000 comes out even now and would be relatively unaffected by the bill. Those with higher incomes tend to have too little withheld now, while those with lower incomes tend to have too much withheld at present. Fulfon Lewis Speaks — dents At Florida U. U. S. In Viet Nam By FCLTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — Students at the University of Florida at Gainesville have demonstrated overwhelming support for American policy in Viet Nam. At the same time, they have deait a stunning rebuke to the stringy - haired beatniks who claim to speak for the nation's college community on matters foreign and domestic. More than 12.000 students at the Florida school participated last month in Operation Appreciation, a four - day affair designed to demonstrate backing for U.S. efforts in Viet Nam. The students brought to Gainesville four young soldiers just back from the front. The GIs were treated regally, given new cars for the weekend, showered with gifts and attention. Thousands turned out for a giant rally of support. Hundreds of students donated blood for the war effort. On the o;her hand, a highly-publicized antiwar demonstration drew only 20 students. "The guys in Viet Nam will hear about this." said 2nd Lt. Edward Spinalo, "and they'll be proud." "You can't know how much we appreciate this," he added. "These people are our own age — they're our own generation. When thye do something like this it means so much more than a political speech." Several days later the Florida students again rebuked the ideologues of the far left. They dealt a crushing defeat to Alan Levin, a radical peacenik who was running for the presidency of the student body as the candidate of the so-called Freedom Party. Lex-in, a 22-year-old philosophy major from Miami, received 1S7 votes out of 8,500 cast. The candidacy of Levin was backed by the Students for a Democratic Society, the Student Peace Union and the Gainesville Committee to End the War in Viet Nam. ADMINISTRATION lobbyists will strenously oppose legislation that would give beleaguered taxpayers a break at income tax time. Rep. Richard H. Poff (R.-Va.) notes the taxpayer must pay interest to the government when he makes a late payment on his taxes. "In all fairness." he says, "the government should pay the taxpayer interest when, invol- Daily C ACROSS 1. Adhesive 6. Deadly 11. A part owner, or, Broadway and off 12. Worship 13. Pal 14. Willie Mays" teammates 15. Evening sun god 16. Biggest 17. Municipal officer in Scotland 19. Peddled 21. Compass point 22. 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"Uncles Sam should pay for the privilege, just as the taxpayer has to pay interest when he borrows money to pay his final tax bill.'' The Virginia lawmaker points out that revenue not collected from withholding and quarterly tax installments by the Federal Government must be borrowed and hence interest is paid to bondholders and lending institutions. "There is no reason why the long-suffering taxpayer should not be treated similarly," he says. Poff has introduced legislation that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide a 2& per cent tax credit on all amounts withheld or paid on estimates for the tax year concerned. EGYPTIAN strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser has promised all- out support to Ghana's ousted President, Kwame Nkrumah, in his bid to regain power. The two have much in common. Both are violently anti American. Both patterned their regime after the Soviet and Chinese models. Both are fanatical anti-Semites. Nkruhah's personal pilot, Hanna Reitsch, served in the Nazi air force as a captain. She Sew Adolf Hitler's private plane and is reported to have been one of th e last people to have seen the Fueher alive before he committed suicide. Nkrumah's infamous political prisons were under the direction of Horst Schumann, a former storm trooper who killed thousands of Jew s while conducting sterilization experiments at Auschwitz during World War H. Crosby Schools Will Observe School Week Crosby Parent-Teacher Association will sponsor an open house Tuesday night in Crosby schools in observance of Texas Public School Week. Parents may register at any school. Refreshments will be served and guide sheets will be given to visitors. Because of increased enroll - ment, it is not possible this year to invite parents to have lunch with their children Jn the school cafeteria during the week. The practice will be renewed when additional facilities are available school officials said. A Date That Is Rugged By HENRY MeUEMQBE I have one of the largest reservoirs of sympathy in the worM — it is three square miles larger than Crater Lake — but when I call on it to overflow for the boys who date the daughters of the President of the United States, it retains its waterline. This column is prompted by a long and tedious wire - service story recounting the woe, grief, and anguish of the dates of Lynda Bird and Luci Baines Johnson. "It takes a lot of guts," one date said. "You become public property," another said. It also takes a wonderful lack of sense not to know what is going to happen to you when you date the daughters of the President of the United States. The dating complainers should have mentioned that. Is it possible that they are so so stupid — the boys who dance and dine with the daughters Johnson — that they didn't know the inconveniences involved? Are they so light in the upper story that they thought it would be like dating Josephine and Meg Edwards, daughters of the village Reo dealer, who lives at 310 Pine, Pueblo, Col.? Did they believe they would walk up to the house on Pennsylvania Avenue just as they would most of the other houses in the United States. If they did, then I am sorry that Luci Baines and Lynda Bird even gave them the time of day. Boys with that little sense should spend their spare time in some sort of institution, seeking care and advice. Have they never heard of the Secret Service? Have they never heard of how this country tries to protect the family of the President? One gained the idea from the story about these boys that they suffered. I say "baloney!" I was a boy once, and dating the daughter of the President of the United States would have made you No. 1 in whatever set you travelled- After all, how many boys date the daughters of the world's most important man? As for the date who said it "takes a lot of guts," he must rot know the meaning of the word "guts." Has he ever walked a mile in a Vietnam jungle? Has he been nailed down by peoole who are determined to kill" him? The Secret Service were out to protect him when he was with a daughter of th e President. "Embarrassed' 1 would have been a happier choice of words- Much better had he kept his mouth shut. Charge Urged To Fill Out Insurance Forms HOUSTON (AP)—The Harris County Medical Society has urged its 1,500 members to charge a fee for filling out insurance forms which require more than a minimum amount of information. CB Parents CEDAR BAYOU Junior High Parents Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the school auditorium. Plans for the eighth and ninth grade banquets will be discussed. PASS THE AMMUNITION Washington Merry- Go-Round — Senate Panel Ponders Ousting Of Sen. Dodd By DREW PEARSON and JACK ANDERSON* WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, meeting behind closed doors last week, debated whether to throw Sen. Tom Dodd, D-Conn., off the committee. Basis for the debate was the fact that Dodd had conspired with Gen. Julius Klein, a registered agent for West German interests, during the Senate committee's investigation of Klein in 1964. At that time Dodd did not reveal to his own committee the full facts regarding his relationship with Klein. Sen. Fulbright cited precedents dating back to the Civil War when members of the Senate committees were ousted, but the committee finally decided that since Dodd was under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee would not move against him for the time being. Note: The Senate Ethics Committee, headed by John Stennis, D-Miss., has started to turn the investigation around to a probe of where Jack Anderson got the damning documents regarding Dodd's extra - curricular activities. This switch in investigative tactics follows the usual Senate line of protecting the sanctity of the "club," the line followed regarding Senators involved in tiie Bobby Baker case. THE SENATE Foreign Relations Committee might want to inves- Fred Hartman Editor and Published 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 Managed 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 $1.60 Month, J19.20 per Tear Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEi,fBER OF THS ASSOCIATED PRESS Ttit Associated Press Is ^ntlUed «e!uslv«y to the use for r»jrtlb!ic»ttc«n of any news credited to It or not otherwise credited In tills p&per and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of repuoUcatloa of tU other matter herein are &lso reserved. tigate further the operation of Sen. Dodd in the Congo in 1961 when he acted in cooperation with another foreign agent, Michel Struelens. Struelens represented the break - away province of Katanga and was at that time bent on upsetting the Kennedy policy of supporting President Adoula and trying to keep the Congo together. Foreign agent Strue- lens was working with break away President Tshombe of Katanga and Sen. Dodd was helping him. A secret cablegram which Struelens sent to Tshombe on December 17, 1961, at the height of the Katanga controversy, tells part of the story. I can supply the Senate committee with a copy. The important parts read: "United States excited about Katanga affair. Dodd will make Senatorial declaration Monday and first debates Senate. "Violent criticism by Congress of State Department policy can be expected. "Very important President (Tshombe) ask if at meeting Registration For LC Medicine Course Set Registration is now in progress for an administration of medicine course to be held for the first time from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lee College, announced Charles Collum, director of technical - vocational education. The 45-hour course is an eixten- sion class in the administration of m e d i c i n e for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. The fee will be 515 and the classes will meet one night a week for three hours. Mrs. Mamie Lea Reeder will be the instructor for the course. Interested persons who have not registered may do so at the Tuesaay night class meeting in Room 117 in the Main Building. Bible Verse FOR HE received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. H Peter 1:17 with Adoula, Dodd be present, for he can say U.S. Ambassador Lecpoldvilie (Edward Gullion) took position in conflict which is not neutral but in favor Adoula. "Do not attack Gullion head on, but make understand he is no longer neutral after anti Tshombe position in radio and TV broadcasts in United States. "Dodd asks to be present if GouUion should negotiate cease fire. . ." This is a complicated cablegram dealing with complicated African politics. But it is not complicated when it boils down to the position of a Senator and whether or not he represents the United States or a foreign gov- ment opposed by the United States. DODD WAS an able prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, conducted excellent hearings on juvenile delinquency, has a good voting record on most domestic issues. He has also been campaigning to prevent interstate traffic in guns such as that which killed President Kennedy. The senator from Connecticut, therefore, is fully competent to know when he is in violation of Senate ethics or of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or the Logan Act, which bars an individual from conducting foreign relations on behalf of the United States. In the Katanga affair he may have been in violation of all three. In 1961, President Kennedy had taken a firm position that the Congo must be unified and that the United States would support President Adoula for unification. Kennedy believed that Katanga, the largest copper-cobalt producer in the world with an SS5 million a year income from royalties, must remain part of the Congo. Otherwise the Congo would be bankrupt. Letters To The Editor Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: In my opinion, the port of Haiphong in Viet Nam should be closed. If the United States plans to convince the North Vietnamese that we mean business, this port must be closed. As I understand it, we have not attempted to cut off the flow of weapons into North Viet Nam. We may have bombed ihs railroads from Nanking in China to Hanoi, but the ships of Communist states, laden with arms, still come freely. I believe these ships should not be allowed to unload antiaircraft weapons, arms and ammunition. It does no good to bomb if we allow the enemy to bring in weapons that will increase the cost of our bombing, decrease its effectiveness and raise the casualty figures among soldiers fighting in the South. An act must be taken to close this harbor. I urge action to be taken. Tommy Maxey Editor. The Sun I>ear Sir: As tax assessor - collector of Chambers County, I join the other state officials and citizens in protest to the unwarranted action taken by U.S. Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach in ordering the FBI to keep an eye on all of Texas during the 15 day free registration period now in progress. This action insinuates or implies that all county tax assessor- collectors, who are charged by state law with the responsibility of registering voters are dis honest and void of integrity. It implies that we cannot be trusted to honestly discharge this responsibility without the threat of FBI Agents looking over our shoulders. To my knowledge no citizen of Chambers County has been denied the right to pay a poll tax under existing state law. nor will they be denied the right to register during the 15 day free registration period starting March 3 and ending at midnight March 17. We ha% r e always afforded every citizen of Chambers County equal opportunity to pay a poll tax and every citizen desiring to register now will also have an equal opportunity to do so, with or without FBI surveillance. I resent these insinuations and think that they are truly an in- ernment opposed by the United ans. Yours truly, Sherwood Blair Tax Assessor-Collector Chambers County Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: We would like to express our gratitude to ail the people of Baytown and all the surrounding churches who hav e been kind enough to assist us after our home at 31G2"Vi Indiana was destroyed by fire Feb 20. We would like to give a special "Thank-you" to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hart. Nick Notha Notaragolo and Oxcar Presta, for their part in attempting to save our personal belongings. Mr. and Mrs. T. \V. Lowe AICHE Meeting W I V E S AUXILARY to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will meet at 11 Wednesday at Sagewood Country Club for luncheon and a program. Lester H.uthledge, vice president of Tiffany Co. in Houston will speak on jewelry fashions and designs. Miss Susan Hillebrandt will speak on entertaining in the home. Reservations should be made before 9 a.m. Monday with Mrs. M. E. Gillis, 582-7349. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. With -what mountain region do many of Harold Bell Wright's novels deal? 2. Distinguish between concave and convex. 3. What baseball player was also known as "the Bambino?" 4. What is meant by "ncm compos mentis?" 5. Define flotsam and jetsam. YOUR FUTURE Follow your hunches today; they will bring 1 you luck. Today's child will be a. mechanical or mathematical genius. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE KNAGGY — (NAG-ee) — adjective; knotty; rough with knots. IT'S MEN SAID Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. — George Washington. BORN TODAY American plant breeder Luther Burbank was born this day in 1849. In his lifetime he developed 618 new types of flowers, grasses, fruits, nuts, veg- e t a b 1 e s and shade trees. Yet the great n a t urali s t lacked formal schooling and I was entirety self-educated. Raised on a farm, he began his career at the age of 21, when he d e v e 1 o ped a superior potato named after him. In 1875, he moved to Shasta, Calif., and there set up a research farm where he continued his experiments for some fifty years. Though he failed in his attempts to develop a pitless By RUTH RAMSEY Central Pr*s* Writer plum, a spineless edible cactus and a crossbred plum and apricot, he did succeed in developing the Shasta daisy, the seedless orange and the nectarine. Others born this day include composer Maurice Ravel, novelist Ben Ames Williams, actress Anna Magnani and pro-footballer Bill Bodeker. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1876. Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention of the telephone. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. The Ozark Mountains. 2. Concave is curving in; convex, curving out. 3. George Herman Ruth. 4. Mentally deficient. 5. Cargo or goods found floating on the water. FAMOUS North dealer. East- West vulnerable. NORTH 4 A 10 4 2 + K76432 4.532 EAST 4, 753 VJ96532 4. 9 + AQ8 SOUTH West Pass Pass WEST 4 K98 V 10 874 4. J 10 8 + 1076 + AQ5 4>KJ94 The bidding: North East South Pass Pass 2 NT 3 4, Pass 3 • Opening lead — four of hearts. This hand occurred in the Trials played in Dallas in 1964. At five of the nine tables where the deal was played, the final contract was six diamonds, usually with South as declarer. The three club bid was Stayman and requested South to respond with a. four-card major suit if he had one. Three; diamonds was an artificial response denying & four-card major. North then jumped to six diamonds. In most cases South made seven. He won the heart (or diamond) lead, drew trumps, and discarded dummy's clubs on the A-K-Q of hearts. A suc- HANDS cessful spade finesse then gave him all the tricks for a score of 940 points. At one table South stopped at five diamonds, and at two tables South played in three no- trump. It was at the ninth table that South became declarer at an extraordinary contract — six clubs! This came about in the following manner: North Pass 2 «• 3 + 4 + 4 + East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass South 2+ 2 NT 3 NT 4 ^ 4 NT West Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Obviously, the final contract was inferior to six diamonds. The two club bid followed by two notrump showed a balanced hand with at least 22 points. The three club bid was Stayman. The response of three no- trump, as played by this particular pair (Kantar and Ma the), not only denied a four card major but indicated that the opener's longest suit was clubs. Something must have gone wrong in the subsequent bidding, because the final contract was six clubs. The odds were at least 20 to 1 against making six clubs. Among other things, the trumps had to be divided 3-3 with East having the A-Q, but when this turned out to be the case. South made the slam for a score of 920 points. (O 1966. King Features Syndicate. Inc.)

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