Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 5, 1959, Long Beach, California
COUNTY BUDGET POINTS TO TAX JUMP CREDITS HER HUSBAND Boost Set atW2 Cents Supervisors OK Proposed Expense of LOS ANGELES VP> The Board of Supervisors today approved a preliminary budg- et; that, if finally adopted, would require a boost in the county tax rate of cents. It would be the highest budg- et'Sn the county's history. However, the preliminary budget often is trimmed be- fore it becomes the final budget and the tax rate is set. The preliminary budget pre- sented by Chief Administra- tive Officer L. S.. Hollinger calls for total1 expenditure of in the fiscal year 1959-60 for general county purposes. It would- require a county tax rate1 of approxi- mately per as- sessed valuation. .The current county tax rate is The record high tax rate in 1955. Public hearings on the pro- posed budget will begin June 10. 4 HOLLINGER said the pro- posed tax rate was kept from going even higher only by drastic revision of the county building program, with a cut of-40 per cent below the allo cation' for this purpose last year. largest anticipated in- crease in the budget is for the fund to provide sal- aries for approximately- OQO county employes. This would be boosted by 976 to k'total.of Wage increases account! for the hike in this category. INFORMALLY, members of the Board of Supervisors ex- pressed the belief that the preliminary budget can be trimmed. One help in meeting the budget will come in the form of an :increase in the as: sessed valuation of county property. Hollinger esti mates that it will go 3.67 per cent to a total of However, the Judge, a Grand ma of 7, Honored as Mot her of 1959 MRS. .JENNIE BARRON, a judge in Brpoklin.e, Mass., Superior Court, is kissed by her Samuel, after being named American Mother of the Year. final figures have not been completed by County As- sessor John R. Quinn. Medic Tells of Killing for Mercy BURTON-ON-TRENT, Eng- land doctor has dis- closed publicly he gave a lethal drug to a suffering cancer patient-'-and gentlj ended her life as she hac asked him. Dr. Maurice Millard, 58, told the story .of the mercy killing to a Rotary Club meet- ing. "I did it on compassionate grounds ant) would do the same again under similar con- Millard said. The British Medical Assn. opposes strongly any move to legalize mer- cy killing of hopeless im- beciles, criminals, the old and the incurably ill. "But the association does feel that it is up to a doctor's own conscience to decide whether to alleviate suffering in the last stages of an ill said a BMA spokes man. Hoffa Foe Ousted by Teamsters LOS ANGELES sters Union Local 208 today ousted its secretary-treasurer and named a supporter of Teamster president James R. Hoffa as its president. Sid Cohen, reportedly posed to was elected secretary-treasurer last Jan uary. The ouster today was on executive board charges that he'misapprop'irated of the local's funds. But at 'the conclusion of a stormy 2 a.m. to- day Cohen charged the trial was a He-said the money was due him for wages and expenses since lasl October. THE MAN COHEN defeat ed for secretary-treasurer John W. Filipoff, the Hoffa supporter, was named presi dent of the local by the exec utive'board. And Cam. Per rell, the president, was mpve Carlos Saavedra, Lamos, 80, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1936, died today. He was a former foreign minister were dispatched to 'of Argentina. ke Warns feel, Union of Hints U. S. Action If Pay talks Set Off Price Increase WASHINGTON ent Eisenhower today called n steel contract negotiators show good _sens'e and tatesmanship lest' they set Dff another inflationary surge. He said the American people .ouldn't stand idly by and et themselves1 get hurt. This suggestion that a new wage-price spiral could fores overamerit intervention t a news conference at which Eisenhower also said that a ummit conference will oregorie conclusion if the oreign ministers conference 'Cginning next week opens he way to easing East-West ensiohs. In speaking of a possible ummit .conference, Eisen- ibwer said once again thai Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev is the. only'man who can authoritatively -for, Rus- Eisenhower was asked how much'.progress there would lave to be at the Geneva for- tign.ministers conference jinning.Monday to justify'a. ater meeting at the summit! THE PRESpENT replied that he wasn't in a position to ive a specific reply, but does iope for some progress Geneva. Any .development there which'gives enlarged hope for decreasing East-West tensions would mean, Eisenhower said, that a later summit session, was a foregone The conference brought :hese comments from Eisen- lower on other matters: whether he feels fbrmerPresident.Tru- man has Been.evading his'in-. vitations to-the White Eisenhower replied he want- ed to make one thing Whenever he invites anyone on a personal distin- guished from a formal Invita- always emphasizes (Continued Page A-5, Col. 1) Quake Kills One in Soviet Area i" LONDON Ra- dio reported today one person died and 13 were injured in an earthquake on the Kam- chatka Peninsula in the So- viet Far East. This was the quake record- ed Monday by seismographs in Britain, the United States and other parts of the world. Buildings were damaged in the town of Petropavlovsk and in neighboring districts. The quake was centered in the seabed of the Pacific southeast, of Kamchatka. Prime Minister of Jordan Quits AMMAN, Jordan.. UB Prime Minister Samir Rifa has submitted his resignatio to King Hussein because i ill health, a government a nouncerrient 'said today. Th King has not yet accepted i Rifai became prime mini ter about a year ago. He wa head of Jordan's governmen during la'st year's Middle Has crisis, when British troop Jorda and U.S. forces to Lebanon Tibetans to Get Asylum in India NEW DELHI UP, Prims Minister Nehru told Parlia- ment today India will grant asylum to all Tibetan refu- gees "unless something- is known against any particular person." He said about Tibet- ans had crossed the various Himalayan passes into India since the. Tibetan people in Lhasa rebelled against Chinese Communists. the Weather- Clear tonight, but early morning fog: Wednesday.- Slightly warmer. Maximum tem- perature by noon today: 71.