The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, September 30, 1963, Page 4, Image 4

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    The Soft Sell
4 The News-Review, Roieburg,
One of the most interesting statements
being made in current discussions over
the Oct. 15 state tax referendum is that
the rebellion is a reaction against federal,
as well as state, taxes.. '
It's understandable. Because the tax
payers have no direct way of rebelling
against federal taxes, many probably
feel this is the next best thing to it.
, If this reaction against federal taxa
tion is widespread, it is too bad the state
must be the victim. At the same time,
a strong reaction against federal taxa
tion is not surprising.
One of the reasons the reaction- has
been so long in coming is the withhold
ing method of extracting the tax. ,
The person who invented the withhold
ing tax was a genius. By its use, a na
tional government has been able to raise
more money than any in history while
still keeping the tax paying population
comparatively happy.
Because the tax is withheld every pay
day, the taxpayer is lulled almost to the
point where he does not consciously con
sider this part of his pay.
Because it is so easy to raise funds
from the taxpayer this way, the Con
gress has found it fairly easy to justify
government's continually rising expendi
tures. A good reflection of the rise in federal
government costs is the federal payroll.
At present it costs approximately $16 bil
lion a year to meet the civilian federal
Opinions From Readers
Proponents Of Tax Bill
Need Facts, Not Threats
' To The Editor:
On a Sept. 17 television news
cast, they played a tape of Mr.
Flegel (State Sen. Al Flcgcl) in
which he said no one in the $10,-000-to-$15,000
income bracket would
get hurt by the tax measure enact
ed by the last session of the leg
islature. By leaving out those peo
ple below and above those figures,
does he mean those people will get
While no one seems to say the
voters do not have a right to vote
on this measure, yet many offic
ials have pointed out the terrible
results if the voters turn down
the measure pointed them out in
t c r m s that amount to threats
against the people of Oregon.
One should! vole as he wishes
ami disregard threats of any kind
In my opinion, those people who
are in favor of this measure
should find a way to tell the pub
lie why they favor the measure.
As taxpayers themselves, if they
cun sco reasons why tax increases
arc necessary at this time, it is
possible others can also see those
reasons if they are pointed out.
So far, the public has had only
threats of higher properly taxes,
cuts in the basic school support
and a raise in tuition at slate
The Board of Higher Education
must at some time learn that
cosUy buildings do not contribute
to education. It is my conviction
that the pampered hot rodder of
today would be much belter if he
had to root for an education.
Joseph B. Hulse
Star Route Box 14
Winston, Ore.
Reader Srfys Why Not
Cut Employe Numbers
To The Editor:
I have just read the news re
lease datclincd "Salem (UPI)" in
which Mr. Freeman Jlolmer listed
the cuts that would have to be
made if the peole voted down the
tax measure on Oct. 15.
The total cuts he listed amount
ed to $58.4 millions. Nowhere has
anyone writing in favor of the tax
measure ever mentioned cutting
off the 1,800 new employes that
the legislature placed on the pay
rolls or cutting of the salary raises
allowed our poor, underpaid state
tt U..l,n .U In.... 1
""m" s'1'" "
over the cuts to welfare and men
tal health but seems to think that
we need 1,800 new employes worse
than we need welfare and mental
health. Is it more important that
these healthy and mentally alert
peole have their place at the feed
trough than that the needy and ill
be taken care of?
I spent most of my working years
in the school room trying to help
our boys and girls get an educa
tion and am for good schools, but
why try to scare the people by
statements that if the law is voted
down the schools will have to make
drastic cuts this year or resort to
vouchers that they will have to
tax themselves next year to pay.
M !. E. Main St.
Published Dlly Except Sunday by
RoietMjra, Oregon
Telephone e72-333t
EnlerMl mt tarnnrt claii melter May 1,
"H. at the poit office at Roieourg. Ore-
em. under act of March 2, HJ.
V. Brenner PuOlllher
The NeMn.Rwlw l a member of I he
United Press International, NEA Service,
i Avoit Bureau of Circulation and the Oregon
I Newspaper Publishers Association,
t National Adve-'islna Representative Is
Nenspaper Advertising Service Co., Russ
! Building, San Francisco. Calif.
Carrier and Reseourg P. O. Boxes I
Ityth. l.7Si months. J10.50; 1 year, JI 00.
y Mall In Oregon: I month. IUJ; 3
: tasnths. is ; t months, . 1 veer
JMO. Outside of Oregon: 1 month. SI.'Sl
I .months. W.2S; months, $10.50, 1 year
To Federal Taxation Cited
(This statement was also carried
in your paper).
Everyone knows that the school
budgets were voted on and ap
proved before the passage of this
law by the legislature and were
based on the money apropriatcd
by the legislature two years be
fore. So why not tell the people
If the law is defeated we may be
asked to vote more property tax
next spring if the legislature docs
not meet and find another source
of revenue. If the legislature does
not increase the basic school fund
by a new law there would not be
any cut in this fund unless the
legislature should meet and pass
a law cutting this fund. The old
law would remain in force.
Next spring the people would
have the choice of increasing the
property tax or holding our schools
where they are now (which is not
so terribly bad). The cost of schools
has gone up faster than the in
come of the people, and we are go
ing to have to hold the line or in
crease the people's income. To hold
the line one year might be a good
thing as it would show the schools
(boards and superintendents) that
there is a limit to the people's
ability to meet continuous and rap
id cost increases.
How much of the 50 millions in
crease in taxes is represented by
the increase in the basic school
support? Much less than the
amont required to nav the new
employes and increase salaries.
why doesn t someone aive the
people a detailed statement of how
the increase is to be used? This
has not been clone because thev
know what the people would do oil
Oct. 15.
Chas. P. Garrett
Umpqua lit. Box 17
Oakland, Ore.
'Instant Equality' Won't
Solve Negro's Problems
To The Editor:
Would you please clarify this
matter of equality for me?
I know by now that the entire
Negro race is obsessed by the need
to be equol to the white man. But
which while man? One of the Ken
nedy clan, maybe? Or would one
of the gentlemen of leisure, all
while, who inhabits the hobo jun
gle down by the tracks, serve as
a parallel of equality?
I believe I would rather have
the opportunity to make of myself
. WlintoVPr 1 f-ntllfl' tltlin tn nmnnl
. ,..,
jOiinniy, an unearned equality
If equality were a requirement,
i wouiu immcmniciy cease mv
struggle to learn to write, so that
I could become a world renowned
author, for where would be my
glory if everyone else were the
same as 1?
So far, I'm a consistent failure,
but that isn't due to discrimina
tion. It's jusl that 1 don't know
the right people. (The fact that I
don't write well enough has noth
ing to do with it. I read a lot of
stuff that isn't good enough to
print.) Kvcry Negro that can read
and write has an opportunity equal
to mine. .
I don't sec why any Negro would
expect me to give to him what 1
have worked for just because my
great-great grandfather whipped
his great-great grandfather with a
black snake whip. I'm sure if I
had been there 1 would have tried
to show him the error of his ways.
That was then. Now most peo
ple will give credit where credit
is due. A Negro who earns respec-
laOllliy ami WCnilll can enjoy it
the san'e sa white man. No one
gives the white man ajrvj-Mimg. Jle
- . .
LONDON, England ( UPI ) The
government stationery office re -
ported today that a record lOj.mto
copies of the Denning report on
the Profumo scandal has been
sold since its publication two
days ago.
government employe payroll alone. The
figure does not include the $13.1 billion
military payroll.
This civilian payroll is about half
again as much as it was a decade ago.
The fiscal 1964 budget will add an
other 36,000 to the 2j million civilian
workers now employed by the federal
government. One congressman figured
this would be adding workers at the rate
of one every 15 minutes of the day for
the year. Adding even more cost is the
series of pay raises being asked by the
President for federal employes. Among
the possible pay increases are sugges
tions for raises to congressmen (f r o m
$22,500 to $35,000 a year) and Supreme
Court members (from $35,000 to $60,000) .
A general public reaction is probably
the only way to put a brake on the spiral
ing costs. Perhaps the referendum is one
indication of that reaction in Oregon. If
it is. the reaction is misdirected. It should
be directed toward a campaign by mail
and telegram to congressmen.
Oregon Tax Research, a state tax
payer association, has come up with an
idea which it says might spur such ac
tion against the rise in federal costs.
In the form of a question it says,
"Wonder what would happen if withhold
ing were limited to one-tenth of 1 per
cent just enough to establish the liabil
ity? Betcha more people would be
aware of the total cost of government
and their individual contribution."
has to earn it. A Negro, to be
equal, would have to earn his good
People, such as Governor Wal
lace, who won't give the Negro
a chance to prove himself, are
cruelly wrong, but a Negro who
is turned away because he is un
qualified shouldn't cry "discrim
ination. An unqualified white man
would be turned away, too.
Negroes are not the only people
to be discriminated against! How
about the Indians, Mexicans, Chi
nese, Jews, Italians and the "Art
ies", and "Okies?" How about the
discriminations in religion? Would
throwing a temper fit make the
Jew equal in the eyes of the Cath
olic? It doesn't help the Negro
in the eyes of the white man, ei
ther. I'm all for equal opportunity.
regardless of race or creed. After
all, the world's a big place, but
11 I were a Negro, I'd be scared
(o death of "instant equality" un
til someone told me with whom
I was going to be equal.
J. Goetz
945 SE Terrace Ave.
Roscburg, Ore.
Gone (13 i
Takin from the files of th New-
Sept. 30, 1923
Judge J. V. Hamilton, president
of the Roscburg Chamber of Com
merce, reports that response to the
appeal for funds to maintain the
Umpqua Valley Cannery and to
the stock sale which was conduct
ed, was very satisfactory.
The Concord company of the Na
tional Guard arrived in Spruce
Pine, N.C., today to augment mili
tiamen as the result of a smoulder
ing race feeling, which resulted in
sporadic shooting last night.
Miller lluggins, manager of the
New York Yankees, will lead his
men this season in their third suc
cessive attempt to win the world's
baseball championship. Babe Ruth,
"incorrigible as a 10 year - old
schoolboy" for the last two years
has become lluggins greatest play-
! Cr this year
25 year; AGO
Sept. 30, 1938
With an agreement readied for
evacuation of the Sitdcntcnland,
German military units were ready
to goose-step into the zone after
Coach Jim Watts Roscburg High i
School football team will open the I
season tonight at r inlay ricldi
Field against a strong Reedsport I
Appointive slate officials breath- i
cd more easily today after Charles
A. Spraguc, GOI
opened the campaign
with a promise he would not fire
efficient appointees merely for pol
itical reasons, if he were elected.
10 YEARS AGO 30, 1953
frcsiucni iMscnnower o o a y
named former California Gov. Earl
Warren chief justice of the I'.S.
Supreme Court.
Jake Leicht. former University
of Oregon All-American football
nliv.r I.... tuu.n nam,.ri IVmulac
i County parole officer, succeeding
j i)on c Lovell.
cw Yor yan;ecs on the
; first game of the World Series to-
day by tripping the Brooklyn Dodg-
I ers. 9-5. A homer by Joe Collins!
; in the seventh inning broke a 5 5
Boh Duden of Portland is pac- i
: ing the Roscburg Open Golf Tour- j
na incut with a 36-hole total of 132. 1
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t4MB)ii-- Mmma item
hi v t 4 ft) m&t. -mi. ' :J
With all our faults, we Ameri-1
cans arc indeed a magnificent es bunch together like breeding ons of Frenchmen who are trying j Tle federal government appar
race of hopeful hedonists a little elephants. Consolidated Edison is to forget the Maginot Line and entiy js, seeking to get all public
daft, perhaps; impractical, yes; I everywhere. The streets are gaping Algeria the hard way. ' land operations under one manage-
dui, oy gony, we got nean.
We are hard at work at the mo-
ment on a space ferry, designed to I
bring back a 10-man load from a ' finished. The sidewalks are seas
space station, after a 30-day hitch, i of mud.
and also for "short ferry mis- j According to some recent statis
sions" between earth and nearby ! tics, more automboiles than peo-
It is a cute little machine, round- i
bellied, buglike, and it is called a I
"lifting body." So far it lias been
lifted into a really wicked orbit
it has been towed behind automo-
biles, and has flown as high as ;
15 feet off the ground. One of
these days they'll tow it with a
DC-3. Wow! One of these other
days it'll gel dropped out of the
belly of a B-52 bomber as soon,
of course, as funds are available.
You can't say the space agency
boys don't take their work serious
ly. Snow Still Troublesome
Meanwhile, back on the earth
it is still impossible to get the j
streets of New York clear of snow
if anything more than an inch
happens to dust the boulevards.
Traffic is impossible in even a
-In The Day's News-
The winds of change are blow-
ing strongly throughout the world
as this dispatch from London in-
A government proposal to kill
off pounds, shillings and pence
1 uu:n npnunt ...... ....
a.m suint; ... ucwmnu comcs , Your jol) js
which most of the commercially 1 r" V..V.., Vi, .....
. ... , .. , ,, ,, - i to subtract the one pound, two
h,' J Zc ,vi lhnnT from the five pounds you
use. has set off widespread debate. have just nan(le(, over "s0 tha, 'ym
. ";. ,mi.,o v... 'will know whether or not your
A government committee has , : correct
recommended that the change be cn''"c ls conctl
made by 1967. According to the
pi in submitted by the committee,
the British pound stoning, nowi obviously, vou can't subtract 6are stout-hearted men, brimming
worth $2.80, would he divided into i f,-0m 9. So you have to borrow. All with vigah.
100 cents instead of the present j there is to borrow is a shilling. We are going to make that space
240 pennies. One English cent, un-illn a shilling is worth 12 pence, commuter work even if nobodv
der the now plan, would be worth so you work that out, and hope I washed the glass on the skvscrap"
two American cents. ror the best. ers or curbs a do" for vea'rs ami
Behind the proposed now scheme
lies the insistence of British indus
tralists and bankers that the his
toric but bunglesome British cur-;
rency is costing the country much
precious time and therefore is
casting the country much preci- j
ous time and therefore is costing,
much money which Britain :
Bunglesome currency, you ask?
How come?
WHY is it bunglesome?
Let's put it this way:
Suppose you go into a store in
: London and purchase merchandise
! priced at say one pound, two shil-
lines and sixDonce. Suddosc the
smallest money you have in your
wallet when you go to pay the
bill is a five-pound nole.
You hand over the five quid
ano, naturally cnougn, you warn
to know how much is coming to
iyou in the w ay of change.
1 You're facing a problem the
. ,ai.n;ii.,l.. ,,r h,h n uon-l
comprehend until you tackle the
job of subtracting one pound, two
shillings and sixpenre from the
five pounds you have just band
j ed over to the sales person.
In your mind, the problem will
look something like this:
I. ,S P
j ti o
1 2 6
I. s i:
Hangnail Ignored
In Space Hurry
.fine mist of rain. All taxis go off
dutv nromntlv at 4 n.m. The bus-,
canyons, vasi prcnisioric mon-
sters of machines hoist things to I
buildings that never seem to get
pic are born annually in the Uni-1
ted States by about three mil-
lion. There arc 22 cars for every
mile of road. It will need nearly
20 years for the human birth rate
to catch up with Detroit's materni -
ty ward.
The highways are nightmares of
weekend traffic leaving and re
turning. The air strips become ob
solescent before they gel the fancy
first-class lounges decorated. In
most big jet strips you walk miles
before you achieve Gate 13. And
; you can't get a taxi uptown for
' downtown until after 10 a.m. of a
! weekday morning.
Traffic Snarled
It is almost impossible to move
vehicle in Rome or London.
Paris is a nightmare of traffic.
The roads of Spain and France
and England are littered with the
P at the top means
The L S
p0linds, shillings and pence,
j The 5 fl mean .jve pounds n0
.shillinr's. no nonce fnence means
The I 2 6 mean the one pound,
;two shillings and sixpence y0Hr
Now comes the grief.
xhnt h H , , -hiilinr.
and you can't borrow two shillings ' lookers, even if we do build bill
from 0 shillings and besides boards to obscure the view.
VOU'VC borrowed one shilling al- tCwrlght. I9U by United Feature Synd. Inc.)
ready. So you have to borrow a
pound to get enough shillings to
subtract two shillings from. And
that is complicated by the fact
that there are 20 shillings in a
At this point, you mind reels at
the magnitude of the matbema -
tical problem you've tackled, so
you accept gratefully whatever
the cashier hands you and walk!
out of the store in a daze, mutter
ing to yourself and biting your
fincer nails.
if you're wise you won't EVER
trv unsnarl 'the tangle. You'll
; rPiv nn the trariitinnal hnnestv
r nritish hiisinos nrrmlr. anH take
whatever you get
You see
It isn't much to be wondered at
11,-., .,.- Rriti.h miuini .ro final,
ly getting around to changing their
fantastic currency system over
into simple decimals.
- The wonder is that thev didn't do
carcasses of murdered cars, and
clamorous with the shrieking klax -
London has its killer log. Los
Angeles just has fog. The com
mon cold afflicts us. Cigarettes
either do or do not contribute to
cancer. The bathtub beckons ever
to the grave, and some people get
indigestion from orange juice, skin
cancer from sunshine, and ath
j lete's foot from exercise. Nobody
I has really solved the slipped disk,
and you just can't get servants
any more, darling. Vodka does SO
1 smell on your breath.
Weather Lousy
The weather is lousy all over,
and nobody does anything to im
prove it. Male cosmetics arc tre
mendously up in, volume, and a
lady sat next to me in a barber
shop the other day. Barber says
he gets a lot of ladies now. Preg
nant ladies are now being used as
glamor advertisements for liquor
ads. Gin makes you thin?
But, meanwhile, we have a dif-
j ferent set 0f rules for liquor ad
vertising, due to various state reg
ulations, so you can't shriek the
merits of Old Sweatshirt over the
TV, although babies cry for the
Deer Bottles which nave Become
i identified with sports, and wail for
i inai nuie oiti wineinahei s piuuuci. corning punuc ooiitaiu ouuhui.ti
i Whatever happened to Fletcher's I Pd through the Taylor Grazing Act.
, Castoria? Only a few months ago we cxperi-
Athletcs have it very lough. It's enced a controversy between the
not enough to go oli-for-five in the j president of the Izaak Walton
second game, but Muscles McGoo I League of America and Oregon's
also cut himself shaving for the
! razor-blade ad. That greasy kid
, siff has become a wav nf life.
1 usually employ it as a sand
, wich spread, or did I mix up the
Tn0 hangnail persists, and not
: eve" Bcn Casey can cure a real
j stout case of gaslnc nu. They say
air-conditioning filters out the used 1 herd of deer along the border bc
air. and that is not so. It just ! tween Klamath County. Oregon,
grinds it up, like old razor blades, and M doe County. California. But
and pumps it back into your lungs. ! prominent California legislators
We police the world, and some i have completely discounted the
of our own cops rob houses and I - - -- -
sell guns to crooks, we give mon
ey to everyone and moan about
i having none of our own. But we
: years and years. We are forward
The Almanac
Today is Monday. Sept. 30, the
73rd day of 1M3 with 92 to fol-
! The moon is approaching its
full phase. ,
The morning star is Jupiter.
"ie evening stars arc Jupiter
- 1 and Saturn.
I On this day in history
i In 1938. Germany, France. Brit-
a'n am' "a'y met 'n 'un'cn 'or
i'' conference which British
Prime Minister Neville Chamber-
' 'aln sa'd promised "peace in our
In 1946. 22 German Nazi lead
wea were found guilty of war
crimes in Nuremberg and 11 were
sentenced to death.
. In 1953. President Eisenhower
annnintorl Pari Warron nF Pali.
ifornia as chief justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court.
In 1962. two persons were killed
as riots attending the integration
of the University of Mississippi
broke out.
; A thought for the day George
Moore, the Irish novelist, said:
"After all there is but one race
i humanity."
Proposal With Conservation
Label Has Built-in Support
A bill has been introduced into Congress by Rep. Aspinall
of Colorado to obtain congressional approval of changes in
status of public lands. If passed, the bill would require prior
congressional notification of public land actions until June
30, 1968. This presumably is the period during which a Pub
lic Land Law Review Commission would be studying pu'ilic
land laws.
The provisions of the bill would give congressional groups
time to block any administrative actions of which they might
not approve. '
It would require that Congress be notified of any changes
in use or status of public lands involving more than 2,560
The notification would constitute . :
a detailed report on the effect of supposedly ""partial findings,
the proposed action, including a Hunters and cattlemen can t agree
.. . .. ,. , 1 on policies of herd management,
discussion on the operation of the r . "
,. . j i Politicians look to these people
public land laws, the mining and ! , , .
:., l,oin ,! We n,l ! fr VOtCS- That. th' lcadj "S
reaulations relating to the con
servation. utilization and develop.
I ment of mineral, timber and other
i material resources: grazing, fish
i wildlife and water resources: and
j scenic, wilderness, recreation and
! other values
I Here is a bit of legislation that
; could work two ways. Whether its
merits outweigh its advantages is
a question.
Conservation has become an out
I standing political football. Few pco
' pie know the essential principles of
I t: K..t n..A.rnn fo.
it. A politician, then, needs only
to brand his pet project with the
! label "conservation" and imedi
I ately he has a built-in support, ho
! cause everyone favors conserva
; tion.
Consequently, we find a great
; many things being done under the
' name of "conservation" when con-
! servation, which means "Wise
! use." actually is ignored.
ment. There are some goon aiu
ments to favor this plan. On the
other hand, a department or agon-i-v
wiih the country's land and
timber resources firmly in control i
could be a political machine of the j
first order. '
Then, taking the other side of;
the coin, interference by Congress j
could adversely affect any "wise ;
use" of our public domain.
Political leaders, including legis
lators and congressmen, aren't al
ways favorable to conservation
programs. Instead, they arc in
fluenced by votes. For example,
one of the great needs in this coun
t,.,. tiinv i a law that would limit
mining operations to subsurface j
rights. It has been possible for j
years for a miner to file a claim,
procure a patent, then take val
uable timber off the property.
Time and again bills have been
introduced into Congress to stop ,
this "steal." But the mining bloc I
has prevented the needed regula- j
tion from being passed. i
Grazing interests have succeed
, cd jn exerting sufficient pressure j
nn Congress to prevent neecieu mi-
( provements in the regulations con-
1 Senator Morse concerning grazing
land procedure in Oregon. Sen.
I Mnrsn nt the votes he wanted.
- 1 Since the election the matter has
; been settled in amicable fashion.
The stale of California spent a !
large sum of money to get an nn-1
iarge sum of money t
partial study of the
policy concerning th
the interstate !
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Editor's Corner
By Charles V. Stanton
a ijuuauuii vt, iu uau an uiu
phrase, puts us "between the devil
and the deep blue sea."
Is it better to put all our public
land resources into Uic hands of
an agency responsible to the ad
ministration (putting the resourc
es at the mercy of power politics)
or, give the power of approval or
disapproval to a Congress that
time and again has shown a will
ingness to surrender "wise use"
to the desires of a voting bloc.
Forest fires destroy the food and
homes of countless animals. Hires
burn up millions of dollars each year
in natural resources. Il cosis your
country more than a hundred million
dollars a year jusl to tiithl forcsl lircs
a high price lo pay forcavelessnessl
Yes nine out of every ten forest lires
arc caused by man. That sad knowl
edce is what hurls most of all.
bo your part lo help. Follow
Smokey's AhC's.
Always break matches in two.
Be sure von drown all tires out.
Crush all smokes dead in an ash tray.
f& only YOU can
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heat trap; rustproof
glass-lined tank. Choice
of standard or 4500
watt hi-recovery heat
ing element.