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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 8, 1967, Tokyo, JapanBeatle is offbeat London up beatle John Lennon May drive around in a psychedelic ally painted Rolls Royce but beatle George har Rison is living in a psychedelic Cally painted Bungalow. Weird designs in Green Yel Low Orange and red sprawl Over its Walls and across the front is painted the message one two three Kinfauns Claremont drive Esh Surrey England at your neighbors in the posh residential District could t care less because the entire creation i hidden behind a 15-foot High Stone Wall. Vote expected this week la seeks government Reform Washington a two years after Home Rule for the District of Columbia ran aground in the House the John son administration Hopes to win approval this week of a More limited Reform of Washington s government. While the same Republican Southern Democrat coalition that Sank the Home Rule plan still is operating with strength ened numbers on paper indications Are that the More limited plan May win the gop support needed to push it through. A vote is scheduled wednes Day or the House committee which handles District affairs has a built in majority against anything remotely resembling self government for the capital the administration has resorted to extraordinary parliamentary Means to get around this Road year president Johnson proposed to reorganize the District s form of government under his executive reorganization Powers S.C. an order take effect automatically after 10 Days unless one Branch of con Gress vetoes it. He suggested replacing the three a residentially appointed commissioners with a single commissioner and a representative nine member Council. While All would be appointed the change could Lay the basis for a later attempt to convert them into an elected mayor an Council. Instead of to the District com Mittee headed by rep. John l. Mcmillan d-s.c., this proposal went to the government operations committee whose chair Man rep. William l. Dawson d-i11., is a negro and which has a distinctly Liberal makeup fro both parties. Mcmillan introduced a Resolution to reject the reorganization plan but the government operations committee voted 26 to 4 against it this week sending the matter on to the floor where twill be debated wednesday just two Days before the 60-Day period ends. Making of easy for freight inspectors two tractor trailer rigs sideswiped near Armagh pa., causing about $10,000 in damage. Books tires typewriters shoes and other freight were scattered on the Highway when this trailer was open by a Rig hauling a Bulldozer. Arab refugee agreement Tel Aviv a the israeli government announced sunday night that arrangements have been finalized with Jordan for the return to the West Bank of the River Jordan of Arab refugees and residents of the area. An estimated 260,000 residents and refugees left the West ban for Jordan following the israeli occupation of the area in Theara israeli War. Israel has extended its Origi Nal deadline for the return of those who left the West ban from aug. 10 until aug. 31. When Israel agreed to permit the return of persons who crossed into Jordan after the War it stipulated that they had to fill in application forms. These forms were rejected by Jordan because they had stat of Israel markings. According to the agreement reached sunday the forms required by Israel will also Havethe marking of the kingdom of Jordan and the International red Cross. A recent deaths elks notable Roy Martin Elmira . A Roy Martin 77, a former head of the new York state elks association died Here saturday. He re tired As president of the win Chester optical co. In 1964. Samuel Sarokin Jamesburg . A Samuel Sarokin 74, former owner and publisher of the Perth Amboy record and the Springfield Sun died Friday Athis Home. Harry Simmons Newton . A Harry Simmons 85, former Newton police chief died Friday at nursing Home. War s end to see pressure for Federal Aid to states oilmen freed biafran report Lagos a Stanley Gray managing director of Shell Nigeria was released by the biafran saturday Biafra radio reported. The radio said All expatriates including Gray and another Shell executive Frank Mcfadian managing director of the Royal dutch Shell group of companies were leaving Enugu for Lagos. Washington a while Congress was getting a presidential plea for a 10 per cent hike in income taxes one of its committees studied plans to give surplus Revenue to the states. Tax sharing has gained Many advocates in recent years. But these hearings brought out also some vocal dissenters. They argued first the states Are not As poor As they contend and second they ought to improve their fiscal operations before being trusted with Large no strings attached Federal remit conjunction of the hear Ings with president Johnson s tax request was coincidence. But the Senate House economic subcommittee that conducted them knew when they were scheduled that practically no advocates of Revenue splitting look on it As an immediate possibility. Yet there is Strong feeling both in and out of Congress that once the Vietnam War is ended and As the National Economy continues to grow the Federal government will be Able to change its role from that of hard pressed Bill payer to Well heeled Benefactor. If and when this time comes there will be claims for the Bounty from three directions for tax cuts More federally financed service programs and More help to the Revenue split advocates offer varied proposals but in general they Are for turning Over regularly a predetermined part of . Income tax collections to the states. Among the dissenters at last week s hearings was Melville j. Ulmer University of Maryland economist and budget Bureau consultant. In terms of proportion of per Sonal income he said state and local revenues Range from 4 to 17 per cent in various parts of the country. He said 17 states Levy no in come tax and in most of the oth ers the maximum rate is 5 per cent or less. In addition Ulmer said 13 states have no Corpora Tion income tax and eight no general sales tax. Under S.C. circumstances he contended tax sharing would be inequitable. He argued that families with equal incomes in different states would share unequally in the Federal Bounty As compared with what they would receive if the government simply Cut its own taxes. The committee for economic development a private re search organization favors a credit against Federal income taxes for corresponding state levies rather than a straight tax sharing procedure. Its spokesmen at the hearings Lawrence t. Kegan generally echoed Ulmer s criticism of state tax systems. But Kegan went somewhat further saying property tax assessments have not kept up with actual Market values so that in 15 years states have in effect lost 15 per cent of the actual tax base that would have been added by increased values. Tavern club firebombed Beloit wis. Up Molotov cocktails were lobbed into a tavern and teen age key club Here Early sunday. It was not known whether the incidents were racially motivated. The first firebombs shattered the window of a tavern at 12 37 . Two policemen put out the fire. The second firebomb was tossed Over a Fence into a Patio at a teen age key club at 2 30 . Employees put out the fire and chased a suspect but the fugitive escaped. Authorities said a fire caused extensive damage at a drive in restaurant but it was not immediately determined whether the Blaze was caused by a fire bomb. ?3-year-Olds swim the English Channel Dover England a it took a group of youngsters 17 hours and 39 minutes to swim the English Channel from eng land to France in the face of High winds and rough seas officials reported sunday. The team swam in relay with each youngster swimming one hour. The six boys and girls Lis Tedas the youngest to Ever swim the Channel averaged 13 years of age. On tuesday they swam from France to England in 12 hours 33 minutes. They had hoped tomake the return swim immediately but were prevented by bad weather from returning until team is now going to Scot land and will attempt to swim the length of Loch Ness 22 Miles on thursday. Pacific stars & stripes 5tuesday, August 8, 1967

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