LETTERS TO EDITOR 2-20-13
Memories of Stan Musial
Those of us who grew up following WWII were baseball fanatics. TV didn’t appear until the late ‘40s, but we read newspapers and listened to the radio and had our heroes and favorite teams. From ’47 to ’52, the St. Louis Cardinals came to New York to play the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. On one of those trips, the word passed down to us was that a guy showed up at the Garfield Police Station looking for a relative. The conversation between the man and the desk sergeant went something like this: “I’m Stan Musial and I’m looking for a relative. Can you help me?” The sergeant answered, “Yeah, sure. And I’m Joe DiMaggio. What’s the name you’re looking for?”
I’d be interested in hearing if anyone else recalls the story or if there are or were any of The Man’s relatives in this area. Stan the Man was and is an American Hero and will be sorely missed.
JOHN A. CELENTANO, JR.
Clifton Savings Bank
1433 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
Here is an article that came to my attention via the internet. I would like to pass it on to see what the Post Eagle readers think of the author of said article.
A man steals guns which is against the Law, shoots and kills his own mother which is against the Law, transports these guns loaded which is against the Law, Brings guns unto school property which is against the Law, Breaks into the school which is against the Law, Discharges the weapons within city limits which against the Law, Murders 26 people which is against the Law, and commits suicide which is against the Law. And there are people who think that another Law banning guns would protect us from someone like this. People like this are not concerned about breaking Laws. They only care about fulfilling their own twisted agenda. Laws banning guns impact the Law abiding citizens which will cripple their ability to protect themselves and their families.
Non-Resident Tax Treaty
Barbara Andersen, Ph.D.
Washington Office Director
Polish American Congress
Dear Dr. Andersen:
The Long Island Division of Polish-American Congress is spearheading efforts to eliminate double taxation on retirement pension income as well as to reduce US non-resident income tax on retirement pension income of those retiring in Poland. The official resolution on this issue was adopted by the Polish-American Congress National Directors’ meeting in the fall 2012.
Right now, the Retirement Committee of the Long Island Division determined that the Polish government is negotiating a new tax treaty with the United States on the non-resident income tax on retirement pensions. It is interested in examining the draft treaty to be able to comment because the previous treaty was very unfavorable to pensioners. The Committee has been unable to obtain a draft from the Polish government.
However, the standards of behavior of the US government are more open and transparent and there is a mandatory comment period for the public. Therefore, the Polish-American Congress should be able to obtain a draft of this treaty from the US government.
I would like to ask you as the representative of Polish American Congress in Washington to meet with the US Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs or one of his deputies to request a copy of the draft non-resident tax treaty with Poland that is being negotiated right now. As an organization, representing Polish-Americans in the United States, we have a right to express interest in this issue.
LUCJA SWIATKOWSKA CANNON
Vice-President for American Affairs
Polish American Congress
Long Island Division