Friday, August 3, 1973
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HONOLULU ( - "You do not
call anyone here a 'Jap,' unless
yoi want to get smacked in the
month," a newspaper editor says.
"This is the unforgiveable re-
mark," said James Brown, Eng-
lish language editor of the Ha-
waii Hochi, a Japanese daily.
AND MANY of Hawaii's politi-
cal leaders had similar reactions
yesterday after attorney J o h n
Wilson, during a break in the
Watergate hearings in Washing-
ton, referred to Sen. Daniel Ioa-
ye (D-Haw.) as "that little Jap."
Wilson's remark touched a de-
licate nerve in the islands,
where 36.7 per cent of the popula-
tion is of Japanese ancestry.
"I believe that a public apology
is owed to all the people of
Hswaii because of your disgrace-
ful racial slur against one of our
United States senators," s t a t e
GOP chairman Canla Coray said
in a telegram to Wilson, attorney
for former White House aides
H. R. Haldeman and John Ehr-
"ON BEHALF of all the peo-
ple of Honolulu, of whom riore
than 200,000 are Americans of
Japanese ancestry, I deeply and
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill hiking the
minimum wage to $220 an hour and ex-
tending its protection to another seven mil-
lion workers won Senate approval yester-
day, despite talk of a presidential veto.
The 62-28 vote sent the measure to the
House where action is expected today, the
day before Congress begins a one-month
REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS have predict-
ed President Nixon would veto the bill as
But Sen. Jacob K. Javits (R-N.Y.) s a i d
Labor Secretary Peter Brennan told him on
Wednesday: "I will request to the President
that he sign the bill. I have no assurance
or commitment that he will do so."
Javits said the statement was reconfirmed
by Brennan's office yesterday.
THE SENATE VOTE was two votes more
than needed to override a veto.
Opponents, led by Sens. Robert Taft Jr.
(R-Ohio) and Peter Dominick (R-Colo.) ar-
gued that the step-ups in the minimum were large retail stores, to $1.80 on Oct. 1, $2 next
so abrupt they would result in serious dam- July 1, and $2.20 on July 1, 1975.
age to the fight against inflation and result -Raises the $1.30 minimum for covered
in increased unemployment. farm workers to $1.60 Oct. 1, $1.80 July 1,
But Javits and Sen. Harrison Williams Jr. $2 July 1, 1975, and $2.20 July 1, 1976.
(D-N.J.), chairman of the Labor Committee,
said the economic-stabilization program -EXTENDS MINIMUM wage and over-
should not require "keeping the income of time to full-time domestic servants, includ-
millions of American workers below officially ing babysitters. Live-in domestics w o u I d
established poverty levels." receive the minimum but not overtime. The
occasional babysitter is exempted.
THE BILL WOULD grant most covered
nonfarm workers a 37.5-per-cent pay hike -Allows employers to hire students at 85
in nine months. Covered farm workers would per cent of the minimum tnder certain con-
receive' a 69-per-cent raise over three years. ditions. This applies if the establishment hire-;
hyrs- fewer than four students to work up to 20
The bill is a compromise measure, ham-
mered out by Senate-House conferees. hours a week. Any number of full-time
Here are major provisions. students may be hired by colleges at the
-RAISES the $1.60 hourly minimum wage -Gr-dull re
for most nonfarm workers to $2 on Oct. 1, -Gradually reduces the number of hours
and to $2.20 next July 1. that policemen, firemen and prison guards
-Raises the $1.60 minimum for workers must work before qualifying for overtime
first covered in 1966, mainly employes of pay.
EVERY WATER POLLUTER
IN THIS COUNTRUY HAS
A PRICE ON HIS IEAD!!
bitterly resent the contemptible
remark you made . . ." said
Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, a
Democrat, in a telegram to Wil-
son. Fasi invited Wilson to visit
him, his Japanese-American wife,
Joyce, and their 11 children.
"Following the introductions,
it will be a great pleasure for
me to personally throw you nut
of my office," said Fasi.
DAVID McCLUNG, the presi-
dent of the state Senate, said he
might have given Wilson "a good
old right-hand punch" had he
been present when Wilson made
the remark about the Hawaii
"This attorney should be se-
verely reprimanded and a public
apology should be given to Sen.
Inouyee and all racial minorities
in this country," said Wadsworth
Yee, the Republican leader in the
"I'm sure Mr. Wilson doesn't
realize that the term 'Jap' in
Hawaii is about as acceptable as
'nigger' on the mainland," said-
A. A. Smyser, editor of the Hono-
INOUYE, TALKING to news-
men in Washington, brushed off
the remark as "unfortunate."
"Apparently in these United
States we have not yet reached
the stage where we.-can comfort-
ably call each other brother ahd
sister," he said.
Nnouye was born t .Japanese
American parents in Honolulu.
BUT THE LAW THAT PROVIDES FOR
REWARD HAS GONE ALMOST UNNOTICED
THE WATER ACT of 1899
made it unlawful "to throw, discharge, or deposit any refuse
matter of any kind or description whatever into any navigable
water of the United States." The only exception is when a
permit to pollute is obtained from the Army Corps of Engi-
The law makes every individual and corporate polluter
subject to a fine of 500 to 2,500 dollars for each day of the
And whoever catches, the polluter can get half the fine as
There are oV r' 4000 industrial polluting plants in this
country operating-outside the law.
If you want to know 'how. to _:catch them write for, The
Bounty Hunter' Guide onWaoter, PolhltIOn, The'roject on
Clean Water, Nl ural Resource Defe tse Council 36 West 44th
Street, New York, N.Y. 10036.
The best -way to fight water pollution is to xmake your
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