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Independent Record (Newspaper) - January 13, 1965, Helena, Montana LBJ Proposes Sweeping New Immigration Law By Joseph E Washington President Johnson proposed a sweeping new immigration law to Con- gress It is based on an im- migrant's skill and his family ties in the United States It would do away with the year-old quota system Johnson called the quota system incompatible with our basic American tradition Instead immigrants would be selected on a first-come serve basis within a system of preferences based on work and cultural skills and family unity The is virtually identical lo one proposed in 1963 by dent John F Kennedy Johnson urged Congress today to give the revived priority tion He said the proposed law both serves the national interest and continues our traditional ideals No move could more ly reaffirm our fundamental be- lief that a man is to be judged and judged exclusively on his worth as a human the President said The he said would tain safeguards against ables and excessive immigration require all immigrants to meet U.S security requirements and ensure that no immigrants could contribute to unemployment in the United States Unemployment figured ly in one of the first comments on the dent's proposals Sen John L D- Ark said I don't think we ought to let this country get flooded with immigrants We've got enough of an unemployment problem as it is He is a ber of the immigration of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen Philip A Hart announced he would introduce a to carry out son's recommendations and would ask for early Judiciary tee hearings The quota system should have been changed years Hart said An administration source mated passage of the law tually would increase the age number of immigrants from to including those not subject to numerical restrictions such as those com- ing from Western Hemisphere countries It would an old vision the so-called Pacific triangle that nates against persons of Asian ancestry by forcing them to ply under the quota of their try of even if they have lived for generations in a non- Asian nation The provision would be ished though the new would prescribe gradual elimination ot the whole quota system five years The Kennedy immigration was sent lo Congress in July 1963 H underwent Senate anil House Judiciary Committee ings but never came to a vote in cither house The Johnson following ils guidelines would set at about 000 ho maximum quota grants each year No country account for more than 10 per cent of the total But the President would reserve 30 per cent of the total number for distribution to Allied nations who currently send more immigrants than 10 per cent would low He could reserve 10 per cent for refugees If a nation fails lo use all of its 10 per cent ils extra spaces would be reassigned to another nation Great Britain for example uses only about of its annual assignment of under the present system As under the 1924 law first preference would go to those with the most to offer the United Slates But instead of limiting preference to those with urgently needed skills as under the present law it would be broadened to include those whose immigration would be ly advantageous to U.S economy and culture States without fates tax States considering salts lax I States with neither sates tax nor income fox JUST A FEW like lonely sentinels in the night just 13 states are still without a form of sales tax and four of these are considering it Average sales tax is 2.93 per cent Highest such lax is Pennsylvania's 5 per cent and nine stales charge the low of 2 per cent Most states introduced the tax about the time of World War II In Last Budget Demo Action Questions Million Fund Surplus liy J D Holmes Associated Press Writer Eight Democratic tives signed a resolution today that asks what happened to a million general fund surplus they said the GOP administration indicated for the start of the next biennium The request for an explanation from Gov Tim Babcock has Hep John C Hall as cipal sponsor It says the million figure shows in cock's budget at the start of this fiscal year while the anticipated general fund balance at the start of the next fiscal year is only about Sent to Committee which was sent to the Ways and Means Committee asks that Babcock tell the House whether there is in fact a plus in the general fund Among nine bills introduced in a morning session was Kansas Congressman to Speak At Gov Tim Babcock's Inaugural Banquet Friday proposal by Rep Robert Jr to remove all quotas on liquor and beer licenses He would leave an- license fees unchanged at for brewers for salers for retailers and for local units of nationally tered veterans groups Nurses Appears A that would recognize the need for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to gain with their employers on working conditions was by Assistant Speaker don H Twedt and three Talks End Washington Japan's Premier Eisaku Sato ends his talks with President Johnson day without agreement on policy toward Communist China The two nations have decided ever to consult in advance of any proposed policy changes others The supported by the Montana Nurses Association out- lines arbitration steps for dis- putes but prohibits strikes or lockouts A sponsored by Kcp son H Bailey Jr and three others makes persons aging land of others liable for damages caused by their gence It makes damage evidence of negligence and specifically in- cludes damage caused by stock escaping through open gates or broken fences Another by Bailey would limit the liability of landowners for persons mitted on their lands for tional purposes Sep C R Fischer Lodge and three others signed a giving resident hunting and fishing license privileges to icemen after 30 days assigned to duty in Montana Another would provide penalties of to and up to six months in jail or both for altering or transferring hunting and fishing licenses Rep Garner E Shriver of the fourth district of Kansas will be the principal speaker at the in- augural banquet in honor of Gov Tim Babcock Friday night The affair is scheduled at 7 p.m in the Civic Center room following a social hour be- ginning at Rep James F Battin will be master of ceremonies Rep Shriver has been a ber of the and Congresses where he has been on the Committee on Judiciary and a member of the special task force set up to study the Cuban issue He is a member of the ican Bar Association the ans of Foreign Wars and can Legion Reserve Officers sociation the Masonic Lodge Scottish flite Consistory and the DeMolay Legion of Honor Prior to serving in Congress he was a state senator two terms in Kansas from 1953 to 1060 and was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1947 to 1951 Rep Shriver is a graduate of the University of Wichita has done graduate work at tlic Uni- versity of Southern California and obtained his law degree from the Washburn Law School in peka Kan Reservations for the dinner may be made at the Republican state headquarters Rep Garner E Shriver Vol 44 Helena Montana Wednesday January 13 1965 12 Paget Ten First Reapportionment Introduced in Senate Apportionment Ordered by Federal Court In a opinion filed today with the clerk of the U.S District Court a panel of federal jurists in effect ordered Montana's Legislative Assembly to itself reapportion While the clerk of court refused to interpret the order which he said was long and complicated he read over the telephone to The ent Record the contents of the last page of the ment This indicated that unless the present Legislature passed a factory ure the court will be faced with three 1 It could order a special sion of the Montana Legislature to effect as was done in Georgia 2 It could order a temporary plan of reapportionment to be effective until such time as the Legislature docs act or 3 It could require that all legislators at the next session be elected at large as was done in Illinois The court said that he is immediately mailing a copy of the order by the three judges to Lieut Gov Ted James lo Speaker Ray Wayrynen lo Gov Tim Babcock and to Ally Gen Forrest Anderson A motion by the stale of Mon tana that a petition for an in- junction to order the Legislature to reapportion itself be delayed or dismissed until the assembly j could act is opposed in a brief filed today in federal court in Suite by A L Libra attorney for the plaintiff Phoebe R Herweg Apparently the t h r e federal court headed by Circuit Judge Walter Pope of San cisco will not convene to hear oral arguments on the motion for a delay but will decide it on the basis of the briefs District Judges W D Murray and W J Jameson are the other members of the panel Will Not Slow Action Libra argues in the brief that if an injunction is issued il will not restrict the Montana lature but instead will make it free to reapportion itself at once Continued on Page 10 Legion Protests Closing Of Miles City Hospital The American Legion of tana is protesting the closing of the Miles City Veterans tration hospital to the Montana congressional delegation in ington Stale Legion commander Pat Kellcy of Sunburst said protests started lo nation's capital as soon as word was received day that the hospital would be closed on June 30 At least five Montana Legion posts held special meetings The 128 Legion posts in tana received instructions from stale Legion headquarters to add to the protest The Montana Legion said the Miles City VA hospital is filled lo with patients from Montana North Dakota South Propose New Laws To Continue Program Property Reclassification Report Heard by Legislative Committees By Mike Voeller of the board relative to re- The Stale Board of presented by John lion met with committees and he presentation of the Senate and House Tuesday night to review the tion and appraisal of property in Montana and recommend tion to continue the program Dan Fulton chairman of the stale board told members of the Senate Stale Administration and Taxation Committees and the House State Administration Ways and Means and Township and Counties Committees that the board was reporting as re- quested by the 1963 Legislature Give Status Report Included in general was a report on tha status of by J Cooper an outline of proposed legislation by Fulton Cooper told the more than 70 legislators attending the meeting that 47 of the state's 56 counties were using the new appraisal ures as required by the 1957 law as of February 1964 He added that 40 counties are using the new land values Used by 47 Counties In reply to a question by Rep William R MeNamer stone Cooper said it can now be assumed that more than 47 ties are using the new appraisal figures since the board knew last February that in some instances the counties had finished the work of appraisal and lion but the county were pretty well finished ers hadn't turned the figures The same general figures were over to the assessor In regard to appraisals Cooper said Deer Lodge County had ished but didn't furnish the ures to the assessor Lake ty had finished but didn't use the new figures and Sanders Silver Bow and Treasure counties hadn't completed the work Four Fall to Answer Four counties failed lo answer a questionnaire from which per computed the statistics for his presentation Of the four that didn't reply Cooper said Missoula County has now finished and board knew Dakota and Wyoming The VA hospital near Helena also is filled to capacity Kellcy said that is proof some veterans will not be able to receive immediate if the Miles City pital is closed on June 30 The frightening thing is thai we have veterans in tana and of them are over 00 years of Kelley said In Washington the Veterans Administration said the closing of 11 hospitals 17 regional offices and four homes will be carried out without ment of essential services Every employe involved v be offered another job in the VA system The VA said nearly beds involved in the hospital closings will be relocated at other VA hospitals Any patients in the in- at the time of closing will be moved lo other VA or homes general figures were outlined for counties who hadn't completed classification Most of the meeting lasted two and a half hours devoted to a review of legislation proposed by state board of equalization lo keep the cation and appraisal program in effect This same basic legislative gram was outlined lo a meeting of the Montana County Assessors Association during thi group's annual meeting here last Octo- ber Opposition Voiced Following Fulton's proposals at State National Weather Forecast Helena and Partly cloudy tonight and day Cooler tonight low 25 High Thursday 43 The official Helena ture at 1 p.m was 42 H which Billings 10 H Bismarck -3 Calgary 9 Hazel Sen David James Named Chairman Of Top Committee By David C Boeder Associated Staff Writer Two Republicans and one Democrat introduced a ranging bid in the Montana Senate today and leaders said it would be the first of many redistricting proposals Meanwhile it was reported that Sen David James D- Liberty was named man of the all-important Re- apportionment Committee and Sen Dave Manning D- Treasure was named vice Carroll College Elects Cherry Blossom Princess Hazel of Libby pretty senior at Carroll College has been named Montana Cherry Blossom Princess to represent the Treasure State at the annual Washington Cherry Blossom Festival April in he national capitol Selected from five Carroll coeds by the Student Body ng elections Monday on campus Miss tearfully happy said she will do her best to win he Cherry Blossom Queen title n April She has been a member of the the college's famed singing group for past four years and has been a member of he Legion of Mary while at Carroll The Montana Slate Society made up of several hundred now residing in the Washington B.C area will serve as host to the Montana Princess during the festival Each year one of the six units of the University of Montana or of the three private Montana col- leges sponsors a candidate for Cherry Blossom Queen Candidates must be between 18 and 25 years of age single and not engaged at the time of the festival chairman Main sponsor of the was Sen Earl He said it calls for studies to carve up the state into and House districts of nearly equal population Population Breakdown The population breakdown will extend down to the precinct said Co-sponsors of the legislation the first in the Senate calling for new state legislative districts L Mathers E- William A Groff were Sens Custer and Groff earlier this week was a sponsor of legislation to realign the state's two congressional dis- along population lines by expanding the western district to the east Democrats Caucus In other action relating to the momentous question Senate Democrats met in a closed caucus to select bers of a Reapportionment Com- The way was cleared for the caucus on the floor of the Senate when it passed without debate a proposal to amend its rules on committees The change makes the Committee 1 manent committee rather than a special committee and provides it with a membership of 11 ators It will screen all legislation working with a similar House committee At least 28 senators have Continued on Page 12 Supreme Court Warns Two Missoula Lawyers Two Missoula lawyers were warned by the Montana Supreme Court today that further abuse of judge disqualification statutes will not be tolerated The warning was issued as a result of circumstances ing the disqualification of Judge E Gardner Brownlee in Ravalli County District Court It was directed at Attorneys Gille V Wooton and Hugh dcr They are counsel for Melvin McNeal who is facing prosecution on an assault charge The action was taken to the Supreme Court after Judge Brownlee ruled an affidavit of disqualification was untimely and ordered it quashed Wooten and Kidder sought to have the Court Judge lee's action fn an unsigned memo opinion the court stated it wanted to call attention to the activities of sel and to what we have referred lo previously as abuses of the statutes permitting tion of trial judges The high court noted also that it now has before it another case involving Judge Brownlee in which the constitutionality of the disqualification statutes are at sue The court We do not deem it advisable to further discuss the matter here in connection with ity We do however take this means to issue to counsel a warn- ing that further abuses of the statutory disqualification statues will not be tolerated FBI Holding Couple Part of Minneapolis Bank Loot Found at Absarokee at the lime the questionnaires I that time Carl Seltzer assessor were returned last spring Cascade County and a Glacier Richland and Toole Continued on Page 12 adus 15 l Chicago 30 26 19 Cut Bank 31 -4 Vegas 61 Dillon 33 28 Los Angeles 65 48 Drummond 35 30 5 23 Glasgow o -10 New Oilcans 60 Great Falls 27 9 New York 35 33 -11 Phoenix 64 40 SI Ore 38 33 32 23 St Louis 43 31 28 15 salt Lake 36 13 Livingston 35 31 San Fran Miles City a -13 Seattle It 38 55 Spokane It 25 33 t Wish 41 IS State tinct trace Suite trace Cut 01 Palls trace Havre trace trace town trace Livingston trace MHea City Missoula W stone 05 National Bismarck 01 Chicago 02 Paul Louis trace 02 The FBI says a man who posed as a wealthy rancher near Absarokee in ern has been arrested for investigation ot the robbery of the Park National Bank in Minneapolis The FBI identified him as Clarence F McCormick 38 sonville Fla who with his wife Norma 20 was apprehended early Monday at a roadblock near Casper Wyo after a lime chase in Montana and ming Third Arrest Also taken into custody at Guymon Okla and charged as an accomplice of McCormick in the bank robbery was William Jacob Sager 23 Brighton Colo The bank was robbed Nov 25 by two men who entered the enforcement officers door arranged a private sation with the bank president then demanded A teller was sent to a vault and she re- turned with which the robbers took and fled the FBI reported Found The agency said be- to be part of the loot was recovered at the ranch where McCormick and his wife had lived for several weeks Also seized was a cache of ered rifles and hand weapons all fully loaded and strategically placed throughout the house Robert Evans special agent in charge o the of- fice of the Federal Bureau of In- said the McCormicks fled Absarokee Sunday night as preparing for an arrest Absarokee residents said Cormick went by the name of John Fleck and had been to buy a ranch near Absarokee in southern tana's Stillwater County He was leasing the ranch with an ment to buy they said He spent money lavishly ing as a wealthy former resident of Florida The FBI in Minneapolis said it did not know when the two men would be taken to apolis to face charges but a plaint was filed before a U.S Commissioner charging the pair with the bank robbery Norma McCormick also was named in a warrant or Interstate transportation of stolen property the FBI said
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