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ANww F. Frinbuf, C.S* Owner end Publisher ■llubeth Ellington, General Manager * Managing Editor Cotered at aecond class matter at the post office at Detroit. Micb Ifin, under the act ol March 3. 1879. SUBSCIHITIONS: One \ear. $4.50, 0 mos., $330; 3 mos, $1.25; Foreign, yearly. $5.00 National Advertising Representatives: Interstate United Newspapers. 970 GRATIOT AViNUh WO. 2-1022 - WO. 2-4937 RACE FEPC "THE CHRISTLIKE THING ON RACE IS THE RIGHT THING "K thou would bo blo«od I Qboy God'* Scionco I ond blots othors."—by ANDREW F, FRUEHAUF, C.S. CRUSADER FOR THE INVINCIBLE, TRIUMPHANT. DIVINI RIGHTS OF MAN REPRESENTING "OUR FATHER-MOTHER GOD: * "God's liberator of the Bible, the Christian Science textbook, has the necessary wisdom." Heaven, OUR eternal life, and ALL reality (spiritual, Os course), ere found are discovered IN human con sciousness ! DETROIT TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. JULY 21. 1962 4 EDITORIAL City Income Tax To Yield 35 Million Dollars Detroit started the solution «vl its financial difficulties Sunday, July 1. the effective date of the city income tax. which is expected to yield $35 million dollars annually. Legality of the tax. which has been argued for almost six months, was bolstered July 2 by an opinion from Uir cuit Judge Neal Fitzgerald in which he held that it is legal to impose an income tax on the earnings of Detroit residents and non-residents who work in Detroit. Attorneys who have opposed the tax ordinance and fought against it in court have stated they will carry Fitzgeralds ruling to the State Supreme Court for an ap peal. Although results of an appeal must await the Supreme Court’s decision, it is well-known that Fitzgerald is rarely reversed in the higher court. In the income tax case be fore him. the judge was particularly diligent in the re search and precedents on which he based his decision. The anticipated $35 million dollars will come from a 1 per cent tax on the salaries* or other earnings of ap proximately 800.000 Detroit residents and 210.000 non residents of the city. Most employers are using a withholding tax system simi lar to the Federal Income Tax Code for employees who are residents of Detroit or for nonresidents who perform 25 per cent or more of their services in the city. The forms, designated as DW-4. are available at the City Controller’s office as are forms to be used by persons who do not come under the withholding system. While not subject to withholding, some persons such as domestic help who are paid wages, or professional men. brokers and other independent contractors who are not employes of the payer, are required to file a declaration and return and pay the tax if subject to it under the or dinance. An example of the tax a person will pay is an em ploye who makes at least SIOO a week and less than $lO2 and who lists three dependents. The city tax to be paid weekly in such an example would be 66 cents. The amount of tax will be more or less than the ex ample used depending on the amount of wages a person makes and the number of dependants claimed. In addition to wages earned the ordinance provides that the 1 per cent tax also must be paid on all dividends, interest, captial gains less eaptial losses, income from es tates and trusts, net profits from real and tangible per sonal property and rentals to the extent that and on the same basis, such a: a taxable under the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Mayor Jerome Cavanagh has been reluctant to com ment in detail on the court decision claiming the or dinance legal: "I am gratified that the court has sustained the city’s position ”. Cavanagh said, ‘it would be improper for the city to comment further because of the probable appeal to the State Supreme Court”. In spite of the mayor’s brief comment, it was evident when Fitzgerald’s decision reached his office that Cavanagh. City Controller Alfred M Pelham and Assistant Corpora tion C ounsel John H Witherspoon, principal authors of the ordinance were jubilant. Detroit now along with more than 400 other cities throughout the United States who have a city income tax. may have found the solution to its annual financial aches and pains. Because of the newness of the ordinance and the multi plicity of questions arising on unusual cases involved, a set of rules and Regulations are being prepared to supple ment the ordinance and. after they are adopted by the City Council, copies may be obtained from the City Con troller’s office. Questions relative to the new tax ordinance and re quests for forms may also be addressed and obtained from the City Controller at 1110 City-County Building. Beautify Your Property Contest Now Underway Awards for beautifying prop erty were announced by the Boulevard • Gratiot . Mack Coun cil Area. The contest started July 5 and closes Sept. 4 Residential and Commercial Properties will he judged this s'Umtu’r on maintenance and cleanliness. Keep your sidewalks clean your yards clean your build ings rlean your alleys clean Beautify your property and be a winner. Awards will be presented at the Flower Show. Sept. 5 at E Grand Blvd. Methodist Church, southwest corner of E. Grand Blvd. and Gratiot. \, \>i%£r\f&Z.&S^'Af^ii''^^ 11 &v* V«^fe^jfit.' > f flp,y:i'J^C 1 s v^v\}-^’^/■® , i!yi "A STROKE OF THE PEN," COULD HELP STOP THEM MR. PRESIDENT The GOVERNOR Writes '^byToHnS^WATNSON™ Governor of Michigan LANSING ln attending tlu* 34th annual Governors' Confer ence at Hershey, Pennsylvania. I did so on the basis that a gathering of our stales' execu tives '-hmtld produce construct ive action fur all of the people in all of our states. Previous conferences have tak en a ' hands ufl - position on con troversial question*, lather than leading the way as the body most iepte.se ntuiivc of the highest state offices. This has been par ticularly true in the field til hit man rights. ’l'ite civil rights resolution, as reported out by tin* conference committee, did little, to bol.-tei previous human rights resolu tions, nor did it enhance the posture of the conference. That i> why I presented my seven point resolution calling for equal opportunity for all Americans at the general session after the committee presented a watered down resolution. Our country’s basic document sets forth clearly and precisely that “all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" . . and. had the conference approv rd a resolution denying these words, we would have failed our selves and the people of our states. No official action was taken by the conference hut 1 am happy to report that 20 signatures are on my resolution, which has been forwarded to President Kennedy. Os importance, too. is the fact that the conference passed a res olution urgin'/ each state to pr«- pare a long-range plan for the development of outdoor recrea tion opportunities and take the lead in working with local gov ernments toward a balanced state local outdoor recreation pro gram. It is gratifying to know that my resolution on managing re creation resources, the only one submitted, met with unanimous approval of the conference After unsuccessful attempts at six previous conferences to pass a resolution urging action on in ATg! /HE WAS THE FIRST NATIONALLY FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGRO POET; ALMOST AS FAMOifiFO.T HIS LYRICS WERE SETTO M'JSIC BY J. ROSAMOND JOHNSON, WILL MAK.ON mmmmm W mmhhh COOK, JR. AND OTHERS / terstate insect pests and plant disease control, the conference passed one this year. The resolu lion originating with Michigan, calls for a study by the Council of State Governments and urges the federal government to ac cept responsibility for control of spread of insect pests and plant diseases on public lands. Effective pest and plant dis ease control is necessary not only to protect the health of our people luit to guard farmers from economic loss. DEM District Conventions August 15 The Democratic Electors of Wavne Countv are hereby noti fied that District Conventions will be held on Wednesday, Aug list 13. 1962 beginning at R Os; p m. Eastern Standard Time. Con ventions will be called to order in the following locations; First Congressional District: Local 51 • 11731 Mt. Elliott, De troit; 13th Congressional District; 1.0 cal 334. 29(17 E. Grand P.lvd , Detroit. 14th Congressional District: Local 212. 12101-3 Mack. Detroit 15th Congressional District: Local 174. 6495 W. Warren. De troit: 16th Congressional District: Ckriaman Hall. 5221 Oakman. Dearborn: 17th Congressional District: Carpenter’s Hall. 22521 Grand Kivei, Detroit. District Conventions have been scheduled to elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention which will open with District can discs to be held at 10:00 p m Eastern Standard Time on Eridav. August 24. 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Democratic State Central Committee Fall Convention will be held in Grand Rapids. Michi gan. Saturday. August 25. 1962 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Hungs lou Should Know PUN BAR... .. TBorn of ex-slave par ents IN DAYTON,OHIO IN 1872. HIS FIRST POEMS WERE PUB LISHED AT AG£ 16; HIS FIRST BOOK VIC VET SAYS... QUESTIONS and ANSWERS Q —Did veterans of the Revolu tionary War draw pensions in old age, and if so, how much are they paid ? A—Yes. The Act of March 18, 1818, authorized payments ti former officers and servicemen of the Army and Navy who were ('ti/ens of the United States and who became in need of financial support from their country he cause of reduced circumstances. The payments were for life and amounted to S2O a month for commissioned officers, and $8 a month for enlisted personnel. Re (juirements were service until the end of the war or for a period of at least nine months or lonn or during the war which was of finally ended in April, 1783. when the Treaty of Peace wa‘ ratified by the States. l*! t.i I*l Q —Have memorial plots in national cemeteries been set aside to honor memories if "missing in action" veterans? A—Yes. This applies to de ceased members of the. Armed Forces whose bodies were not identified, or were lost or buried at sea or listed as unrecoverable. For further information, check any Veterans Administration of fice. <i <i » Q—Whrre can a veteran re place lost discharge papers? A—At the Military Personnel Records. Center General Services Administration. 9700 Paso Boule vard, St. Louis 32, Mo. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change. —(Psalms 46:2). Through the Christ in yon, you can adapt to change. Whenever you go, whatever experience confronts you, you can be a strong, courageous, living Christ-like person. You can send forth new, strong roots. gj wu Cjood By ELIZABETH ELLINGTON (Reprinted by request of a reader and friend). Work and pray for the peace of the world and the healing of all nations. God is not in the hurrl-j canes of malice and misun derstanding. or the tornadoes of human Bigotry. * * * “Many, 0 Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thv thoughts which are to us-ward. They cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” Psalms 40:5 * * * Mary Baker Eddy, in Sci ence and Health With Key to The Scriptures, teaches: “Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain sup position that we have noth itig to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.” (S&H p. 6) * * * God made everything good for all eternity. His divine plan is of universal Princi ple. The everlasting pres ence of God acts permanent ly in everything that con cerns mankind. Gratitude to God for all of the good that has come to us will work to ward betterment of our civili zation. * * # Henry Drummond wrote: “You will find as you look back upon your life the mo ments that stand out, the mo Fire Marshall Thom's Open Letter To Vacationers Mr. and Mrs. John Citizen Detroit. Michigan Dear Mr. and Mrs. Citizen: Have you had your vacation? It is probably too early for most of you and you are in the “won dering” stage of “wonder where we should go this year!” Let’s deviate from our usual ! subject entirely of fire and re-1 ; view some vacation practices. The current safety slogan is “BRING EM BACK ALIVE.” This is ap plieable to traffic and to fire | safety, too. 1. Notify the Police Depart ; ment that you are leaving and when you expect to return. (It would be thoughtful to send a note of thanks when you return). 2. Ask one or two neighbors to report any suspicious activities to the Police. 3. Tell your milkman ands paper boy to discontinue deliv eries until you return. Leave no ! notes. 4 Arrange with a neighbor to remove handbills and mail. 5. Lock doors and windows and the garage. 6 Leave one or two lights burning, connected to automatic timers in different parts of the house. ' 7. Rental of a safe deposit box is a wise investment for any valuables, surplus cash and im portant papers. 8 Pull shades down only half way. Do not fully close drapes, blinds. » Take house keys with you or leave them with a trustworthy neighbor. Thieves know all the i hiding places for such things. 1 10 Protect your funds against loss or theft by using a travelers j checking system. 11 To avoid a large outlay of money for emergency repairs (tires, battery, etc.) a charge account with a major oil com panv is a wise move. 12. Be sure the stove burners are "OFF.” 13.. Empty all ash trays; remove rubbish and garbage. 14. Be sure all water faucets I are off anti drains open. 15. Close fireplace damper to keep out animals. 106 Remove perishable food* and turn refrigerator to "LOW ” 17. Leave destination with or ; contact someone periodihally in case of emergency at home. 18. Double check tickets and reservations and take all con firmations of accommodations with you. 19. Take a flashlight, pillow to relieve the driver’s hack, car registration, title licence auto in surance card, car tools, duplicate ments you have really lived I are the moments you have done things in a spirit of love, j (Love. The Greatest Thing In ■ The World. By Henry Drum mond) * * * i Mrs. Eddy further conn j sols: I “God is Love.” More than this we cannot ask. higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.” (S&H p. 6) “Do we love our neighbor better because of this ask ing? “Do we pursue the old sel fishness. satisfied with hav ing pravod for something better, though we give no evidence of the sincerity of our requests bv living con sistently with our prayer? If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up be fore we can enjoy the frui tion of our hope and faith.” (S&H p. 9) * * * J Christ Jesus Said: ‘ Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt. s:4ffl * * * The law of God remains unchanged forever. “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, be hold, it was very good. . . (Gen. 1:31) Marshall Thom car keys and identification of oc cupants of car. 20. Check brakes, lights, tires (including spare), steering, wind shield wipers and wheel bear ings. 21. Exercise caution with gas und oil space hVaters. Open a window while the heater is oper ating. Children tire of looking at scenery, so a pocket type shoe bag hung on the back of the front seat containing games, crayons, coloring books and other diver sions will prove to be a very wel come traveling companion to children and to parents. Be sure car doors are locked. To prevent fatigue, make a point of stop ping every 100 miles or so. Michigan is endowed with beau tiful roadside parks for picnics, for exercise and for giving all especially the driver —a chance to stretch. A tired driver is a highway menace. Use the automobile ash tray. A carelessly discarded smoking de vice can destroy the wooded area through which you may drive. Keep our parks and highway* clean and attractive. Litter bugs an not welcome anywhere. Use litter bags in the car for candy wrapper* and other disposables. You are all aware of these points but a reminder is not out of order. We all need them oc casionally. Have a good time, won’t you? And “BRING ’EM (AND YOU. TOO) BACK ALIVE”!! Sincerely, GLENN E. THOM, Fire Marshal DRIVE SAFELY