PRIL 17,1962 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By MICHAEL HARRAH
Special To The Daily
LANSING - With sentiments
favor of a statewide income t
waning throughout the Legisl
ture, some House Republioans l
week unveiled a $97.6 milli
package of luxury taxes to "bre
the fiscal log jam."
Gov. John B. Swainson has
ready promised to veto the bill
it stands, but Majority Floor Lea
er Allison Green (R-Kingsto
and Speaker Pro-Tem Wilfred
Bassett (R-Jackson) claim tb
wrote the proposal for "talki
and trading purposes."
Specifically the proposal n
calls for a $10 increase per barrel
on the beer tax, renewal of the one
in cent a pack cigarette tax which
ax expired last year, a five per cent
la- amusement tax on sporting events
ast tickets, renewal of the four per
on cent extra liquor tax, the tele-
ak phone-telegraph tax and the one
mill corporate franchise tax, all
al- of which expired last year.
as County Option
d- The plan would also allow a
n) county option stamp tax of up to
G. ten mills on real estate transfer
iey documents. '
ng House Minority Floor Leader Jo-
seph J. Kowalski (D-Detroit)
ow called the proposal "ridiculous,"
bills until tax matters I
but Rep. James F. Warner (R-
Ypsilanti) said that the reception
among the majority Republicans
Green said that he hoped the
proposal would get the legislators
started on settling the tax issue.
The Legislature is set to adjourn
on Friday, and as yet no appro-
priations have even been reported
out of committee.
Refuse To Adopt
Senate Appropriations Commit-
tee Chairman Elmer R. Porter
(R-Blissfield) and House Ways
and Means Committee Chairman
Arnell E. Engstrom (R-Traverse
City) have refused to report out
So Bassett feels that the luxury
taxes will act as a catalyst, since
the moderate Republicans in the
Senate are having trouble getting
the income tax off the ground.
Not all Republicans concurred
wholeheartedly with the Green-
Bassett plan. "Can you imagine
what an amusement tax would do
to the tourist industry?" Rep.
Walter G. Nakkula (R-Gladwin)
laughed. And Rep. Charles A.
Boyer (R-Manistee) described the
reception of the plan at the GOP
caucus as somewhat less than en-
Meanwhile Rep. Rollo G. Con-
lin's (R-Tipton) income tax-
profits plan is still lodged in the
House Taxation Committee "until
the situation jells."
In the Senate, one conservative
Republican laughed at the moder-
ates, saying, "they've got a bear
by the tail and they don't know
how to let go. It's one thing to dis-
charge a committee and it's anoth-
er to pass an income tax."
He was referring to a Senate
maneuver ten days ago which
wrenched the governor's income
tax proposal loose from Sen. Clyde
H. Geerlings' (R-Holland) Taxa-
On Problems of 'Berlin
BRAZIL, INDIA: Russians See
E ight Nations Propose First Talks
Nuclear Wapons Ban As 'Fruitful'
GENEVA (M) - Eight middle
group nations headed by Brazil, of what Washington and London Troop Rumor Denied
Sweden and India proposed yes- consider necessary.S
terday conclusion of a nuclear The United States and Britain By Sae Depament
weapons test ban based on con- have doubts about the scientific WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre-
trol arrangements falling far short 'soundness of this compromise pro-
posal - submitted in the form of tary of State Dean Rusk and So-
memorandum to the 17-nation viet ambassador Anatoly S. Dobry-
hinese Adm it general disarmament conference- hin met for an hour yesterday to
which leans toward ideas backed inaugurate a new round of United
ie 11S by the Soviet'Union. States-Soviet discussions on the
Econom ic is Basically, the eight hope their Berlin issue.
program will head off a new nu- Neither side reported any prog-
TOKYO (P) - Red China pub- clear testing race and break the ress afterward, except to say they
licly acknowledged last night it diplomatic stalemate which for so would meet again soon. Dobrynin
has suffered another year of great long has prevented. the United did describe the talks as "fruitful"
economic difficulties and an- States, Britain and the Soviet Un- but would not say in what way.
nounced a 10-point program to ion from concluding a treaty ban- This first in a new series of dis-
deal with its woes. ning all atomic and hydrogen wea- cussions came a few hours after
Premier Chou En-Lai, in a re- pons tests. the State Department had em-
port to the National People's Con- The compromise calls for utili- phatically knocked down reports
gress declared Communist China zation of existing national instru- that the United States has of-
has suffered serious natural ca- ment systems to detect nuclear ex- fered to reduce its troop strength
lamities for three -consecutive plosions. To this arrangement in Communist-surrounded West
years and has run into formidable would be added an international Berlin.
difficulties. comission of scientists. Dealt With Procedure
Rusk aides said the talks dealt
mostly with procedure - how and
when to get negotiations going --
and very little with the substance
SV!of the German question.
60% on your dr eleanin bills Plans for the two leaders next
fU talk remain to be arranged after
the Soviet ambassador reports to
Moscow. Rusk, meanwhile, will re-
FRANK"S KLEEN KING port to President John F. Kennedy,
1226 PACKARD and to interested allies.
Dobrynin, questioned by report-
ers when he emerged from the
SAFE - ODORLESS - WRINKLE-FREE hour-long session in Rusk's office,
said "We had a fruitful discussion
over many subjects . .. it was a
Any combination of clothing businesslike discussion.
(any colors) up to 10 lbs. for $2.00 s trsie neduOut
20-MINUTE CYCLE Straightened Out
20MINUTE CYAt the same time, the West Ger-
man government's press chief said
ty A ieeverything has been straightened
Packard Laundry - Packard Drugs Adjoining out" between Washington and
Bonn in their latest flurry over
The press chief, Felix Von Eck-
ardt, said Chancellor Konrad
Adenauer's administration has no
objection to the reported four
T points circulated to the Allies by
Rusk last week in preparation for
h -the new round of talks.
Michigan Senators Approve
Act To Extend 'Blue Laws'
Special To The Daily
LANSING - Senators Joseph P. Smeekens (R-Coldwater) and
Harry R. Litowich (R-Benton Harbor) locked horns last week over
the state's complicated and ignored 'Blue Laws' and, temporarily at
least, they have both won.
The Senate voted to extend the Smeekens-backed Saturday-
Sunday closing proposal to include all 83 Michigan counties, instead
of just the 13 largest as originally "
proposed. It require certai busi-
ness to close on either Sunday orSu yrchbishop
Litowch proposed the amend-
mioihpooe h mn=E ent covering all counties inA s T i
hopes that it would help defeat xpels rio
the bill in the House. He and Sen.
Carleton H. Morris (R-Kalama- N
zoo) termed the bill "simply an at- .NEW ORLEANS () - The Ro-
tempt to protect major outlets man Catholic Archbishop of New
against the competition of the dis- Orleans excommunicate ree
count houses." segregationrleaders yesterday, in-
countdhouses." s ylloking a rare spiritual penalty
Granddaughter's Doll only he can lift.
Litowich added, "there's no rea- The order from Archbishop Jo-
son why I should be able to buy seph Francis Rummer expelled
beer and wine seven days a week long-time Louisiana political boss,
but not a doll for granddaughter." Leander H. Perez, Sr.; Jackson G.
Smeekens termed the proposal Ricau, a former real estate dealer;
"legislation to cut down unneces- and Mrs. B. J. Gaillot Jr.
sary commercialization seven days Perez was district attorney of
a week," and he denounced later two parishes (counties), which ad-
Senate action which also amended join New Orleans, for 20 years and
the bill to allow local boards of has been the strongest voice for
supervisors to overturn the sales segregatio nin Louisiana.
restrictions in their counties by a Ricau is now executive secretary
two-thirds vote, of the pro-segregation Citizens
Later, a bi-partisan Senate co- Council of South Louisiana. Mrs.
alition repeatedly struck down a Gaillot heads a small segregation
proposal to appropriate an addi- group known as "Save Our Na-
tional $125,000 for the constitu- tion."
tional convention, which has over- The statement did not define
spent its budget. which type of excommunication
WASHINGTON () - Legisla-t
tion designed to curb general price
increases was introduced in thes
Senate yesterday as Democratic1
leaders pressed ahead with mop-
ping-up operations after their
battle with big steel.
Senate Republican leader Ever-r
ett M. Dirksen (R-Il.) spoke out
against the "punitive spirit" which
he said President John F. Kenne-
dy displayed in crushing out at
Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-t
Minnesota) assistant Democratice
leader of the Senate, called for theE
appointment of a Presidential
commission to make a broadscale
study of all phases of the steel in-4
Three bills inspired by the dra-
matic three-day struggle between
the Kennedy administration and
big steel were introduced by Sen.I
Albert D. Gore (D-Tenn.). TheyI
1. Give the President power to
halt any general price increase in
steel orother basic commodities
for an 80-day study period.
2. Set up a national consumers
advisory board to examine and re-
port on the facts in proposed price
3. Make it easier for the govern-
ment to use the antimonopoly lawsJ
to break up big business concen-
No specific company or industry
was named in Gore's third bill.
But Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy
said last week that one of the
questions being studied by the
Justice Department was whether
.one company so dominates the
industry that it controls prices and
should be broken up.
The attorney general went ahead
with a New York federal grand
jury investigation of the iteel
industry, despite Friday's cancel-
lation of the price increase.
Detroit was without the Detroit
Free Press and the Detroit News
again yesterday after an an-
nouncement was made that there
would be no Monday publications.
The newspapers indicated that
there would be no presses rolling
until settlement of a contract dis-
pute with the Teamsters Union.
Both the Detroit News and the
Free Press announced Sunday that
they were laying off employees in
Teamsters Local 372 members
struck onlythe Free Press. The
News has not published because
there is an agreement between the
newspapers that a strike against
one newspaper is considered to be
a strike against both.
The appeal, rejected by a 6-1
margin, was by a real estate firm,
which said its $842 city taxes
would have been about $30 less
without the exemptions. In addi-
tion to tax exemptions for church
properties, the company objected
also to similar treatment for vet- WASHINGTON (A) - The Navy
erans organizations, gold star par- and Air Force announced yester-
ents, cemeteries and some univer- day that nearly 20,000'officers and
sity professors. men whose service was extended
Rhode Island exempts from tax- during the Berlin crisis will be re-
ation the estates, persons and leased from active duty before
families of the president and pro- July 1.
fessors of Brown University for
not more than $10,000 apiece. Vet- SANTIAGO (UP) -- The Bolivian
erans organizations' property is ambassador yesterday announced
exempted up to $100,000. Veterans suspension of diplomatic relations
and their unmarried widows get a with Chile in a dispute over Lauca
$1,000 exemption. Gold star par- River waters.
ents get a $1,500 exemption.
The exemption for churches, the WASHINGTON (A) - President
company contended, violates the John F. Kennedy yesterday nom-
constitution's first amendment by inated former Virginia Gov. J.
constituting "establishment of re- Lindsay Almond Jr., to a judge-
ligion. " ship.
The firm said the exemptions * * *
for veterans and others deprived WASHINGTON (A') - Byron R.
it of property in violation of the White was sworn in yesterday as
federal constitution. an associate justice of the Su-
The Rhode Island court said preme Court.*
purpose and do not violate the ORAN- Police smashed a se-
constitutional principle of separa- cret army attempt to seize an
tion of church and state. armory in a suburb yesterday,
Justice Hugo L. Black dissented. then ranged through the streets
Justice Felix Frankmurter, who in half-tracks, blazipg away at
has been in a hospital since April terrorist positions with heavy
5, took no part. weapons.
Court Turns Down
WASHINGTON (A) - The Supreme Court refused yesterday to
consider whether it is constitutional for states to grant tax exemptions
to church and other properties.
The court let stand a Rhode Island Supreme Court ruling that
such exemptions are within the exclusive authority of the state legis-
lature. The high tribunal, apparently agreeing, said no "substan-
tial federal question" is in-_
Notice to all Catholic
Democrats denounced the GOP-
controlled con-con for "not pro-
ducing anything but a Republican
candidate for governor." Some
GOP senators also opposed the ap-
propriation on the grounds that
"the con-con will just have to live
within its means like the rest of
Con-con spokesmen pointed out
that the money was sorely needed
to meet expenses between now and
the May 15 adjournment date, and
they hoped the appropriation
could be revived in the House.
In other action, both houses fi-
nally passed the slightly amended
Uniform Commercial Code, which
would standardize laws governing
commercial transactions with
those in other states.
And as several anti-Communist
bills went down to defeat in the
Senate, Rep. Gilbert E. Bursley
(R-Ann Arbor) and others have
introduced a resolution in the
House urging patriotic and vet-
erans organizations to intensify
programs exposing activities and
objectives of international com-
Members on both sides of the
aisle indicated support for the-
resolution as a substitute for the
specific legislation, and passage
seems virtually assured.
had been imposed. One form de-
nies the sacraments and- other
graces while the other adds the
additional penalty of forbidding
Catholics to associate with per-
sons under such a ban.
Archbishop Rummel reserved'
any appeal to himself. His state-
ment said "this spiritual penalty
may be remitted only by the Or-
dinary (Archbishop Rumiel) or
by his delegate."
Neil Staebler of Ann Arbor yes-
terday announced at a news con-
ference in the Michigan Union
that he would seek the Democratic
nomination for the congressman-
at-large position in this fall's elec-
Staebler, former 'Democratic
state chairman, said he is running
because the Legislature has failed
to draw up a suitable plan to re-
district the state to include the
additional Congressional seat
awarded Michigan in the 1960
"I will cheerfully withdraw if
the Legislature can develop an
equitable redistricting plan," he
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament--
8:00 A.M. to 12 noon
Confessions-10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
TRE ORE-12 to 3
Prayers in honor of the Blessed Sacrament
12:qO noon to 12:30
Stations of the Cross-12:30 P.M.
Meditations and Prayers on the Seven Last Words
Solemn Liturgical Service and
Adoration of the Cross-3:00 P.M.
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Confessions-3:30 to 5:30 P.M.; 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.
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Easter Vigil Mass-12:00 midnight
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