Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 1, 1971 · Page 2
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Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1971
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Auto Insurance Rates Take Jump Page 2 Garden City Telegram Thursday, July 1, 1971 HEALTH CAPSULES® by Michael A. Pclli, M.D. IF A MUM FOR MANY KANSAS MOTORISTS TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Automobile insurance rates want up Wednesday for 26 per cent of the insured motorists of Kansas. Fletcher Bell, commissioner of insurance, announced the rale increases for 204 com-. pamies affiliated witih the Insurance Services Office, nation- Students March To Keep Project KANSAS CITY (AP) — About 90 elementary school children, chanting and carrying placards, marched on city hall Wednesday to protest the possible discontinuance of a three- year-old reading program. Ten children and, the founder of the tutorial 'program, Dr. Nancy Johnson, later met with Mayor Charles B. Wheeler, hoping to get his help in getting the program refunded. Operation Upgrade, a program for inner city children, has been funded by Model Cities. Last year, it served 270 children in Model Cities neighborhoods. A government report on the program termed it ineffective. "There is no significant increase in the reading achievement of children in the Operation Upgrade as compared with a control group which had not 'been in the program," the report said. The report recommended that the program be dropped. Mt. Sneffles in Colorado was named for its resemblance to the fictional mountain in Jules Verne's "Mountains of tha Moon." Western Cattle Co., Inc. , W« tptcUltn In order buying ti •II eUiMt of ttock«r and f««cl«r ' Will Mil fat -cattlo on com mil. kfon. PETE HUTCHINS Vheno TR 2-lSlt — Scott City JIM JASPER Phono 397.2353 — Dighton JACK DALY Phono BR 6-7196 - Garden City HAROLD WOODS MOM 397-S5S6 — Olqhto* MAIN OFFICE PHONI Dighton — 397-2424 al rating organization, Ron Todd, assistant insurance commissioner, said the increases, based on' present premium volume of tha 204 companies, would total $2,154,E6S annually, or 12 per cent. Bell said the increases, effective today on new and renewal policies, are a result of losses caused by the increasing costs of automobile accidents. Bell said the increases reflect an average statewide increase of 8.7 per cent for liability insurance and 14.8 per cent for physical damage, including comprehensive and collision. Bell s>aid data in annual statements filed with his office disclosed that in 1969 the companies paid out $1.01 in losses and expenses for liability and $1.08 for automobile physical damages and loses for every $1 in premiums collected. "Some memibeais of the insuring public — people who are in the most need of insurance protection — are in neal danger of being 'priced out' of the insurance market and this trend cannot be permitted to continue," Bell said. "It is incumbent upon the insurers operating in this state to develop and support ideas, reforms and legislative programs by which the upward spiral of insurance premiums can be reversed.." "I'm afraid the pressure for increased rates for these cov- erages will continue until something is done to make cars less fragile and .to halt the upward trend in automobile repair costs," Bell said. He said studies have shown that if a car with a list price of $3,500 were totally demolished, it would cost about $15,000 in parts and labor charges to have a repair shop assemble another car like it. Bell said there was no guarantee the no-fault concept cf liability insurance would have a desirable effect on the cost of automobile insurance. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon personally ; announced Wednesday a plan by tihe Turkish government to eliminate by .mid-1972 the production H»illfi C«piul« gives Mpful information. Kit not inttndtd to b« of a ditflnoitic rntur* May Consider Cut in Taxes Vote Amendment Seen in Strategy KANSAS CITY (AP) — The day-old Constitutional amend'—' aiH"winE! 18-year-olds to ote in all elections apparently ut.aay having an effect on critical strategies. The Kansas City Board of Education, facing a school levy Lection Aug. 10, said Wednes- ay that it will key its appeal o the newly-franchised 18-, 19- nd 20-year-olds. "I feel we would have a posi- ve vote among them," said ohool bn/ard chairman, The lev. Charles J. Briseoe. "Ttey might offset the retired vote." WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress stiM may consider a tax cut to stimulate the economy, •says the principal architect of tax legislation, even though President Nixon has said he will one. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., clialirmian of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in an interview the .White House policy statement Tuesday has net changed his mind: He still intends to study the midyear economic data and decide whetfli- er to propose tax Changes that would release more spendable funds to the private sector. "I haven't ruled .anything out and I haven't decided on anything," Mils said. However, he is known to consider the quickest-acting tonic to the economy would be revival, in some form, of the investment tax credit repealed in 1969. Any such business tax relief, it'was' understood, necessarily would be accompanied" by some easing of' individual taxes, likely by •* speedup of future exemption aimd deduction libeir- alizaitionS' already written into existing law. The investment credit allowed businesses to charge off dftriecitily against their taxes 7 per -emit of their investment in equipment. ,•• Mills and the tax specialists of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation believe a renewed investment credit would take effect much faster than the liberalized depreciation writeoff provisions the Treasury already has put into effect ' The credit would be available as soon >as the investment is made, rather than over a period of years, they contend, and mere announcement of ids renewal would trigger a stepup in business investment, one of this economic •' sectors' now performing more sluggishly than had been (hoped. And the comimiMfee specialists say resumption of the allowance wouid create jobs. Under present law, the personal exemption a taxpayer may data! for himself . and each of his dependents is $650 •this year. It 'is scheduled to go up to $700 in 1972 and $750 in 1973. ASTRO PACK OF BLACK CAT FREE FIRECRACKERS WITH THIS AD *• BLACK JACK CRACKERS ft at" CHERRY BOMB BRAND PACK OF 240 R eg «., a , 52.00 SPACE STATION FLASHCRACKERS WHILE SUPPLY LASTS •*"*'* * * * •* * SUPER VALUE ASSORTMENT PACKS FAMILY FIREWORKS ASSORTMENT §4 $10.00 Voliw I' GIANT RED FIRECRACKER PACK $JL $14.00 Valu* ...,..., V, * * * WHILE THEY LAST LOCATIONS HiWay US 50 Bypass East West Side of HiWay 83 North US HiWay 50 West Scott City—HiWay 83 South * * NIXON ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH TURKEY Anti-Heroin Plan Sheepmen Vote For Reductions WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheepmen have voted by a substantial majority to continue deductions from Commodity Credit program payments to finance the promotion of wool, Dhe Agriculture Department reports. ' About 87 per cent of wooi producers voting in a referendum, favored the advertising charge. This means that deductions are authorized >at rates up to one and one-ihiaM cents per pound on shorn wool and 7Vz cerate a hundredweight on unshorn lambs for the three, years through 1973. Wool promotion expenditures were $3.4 million last year amd are budgeted at $3.2 million for the current year ending June 30. there of opium poppies—estimated to account for 60 pexr cemit of the illegal heroin- used in the United States. Appearing before newsmen at the White House, Nixon said action by Turkey is "by far the most significanit breakthrough that has been achieved in stoppling the source of supply of heroin." The Presid'ant caled the move by Prime Minister Niihat Erim a very courageous and statesman-like action. Flanking him as he spoke were Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Mielih Esenibel, Turkey's ambassador to the United States. Esenlbel totd newsmen that halting poppy production.—ia legitimate agiiciditural enterprise in his country, for maniy cen- turies-cei<i>aMy wffl cause "internal problems" and 'some economic dislocation." Rogers said the Untted States will provide money and *•"*""• cal "assistance to help replace poippy production Miller Opines on Liquor Licenses TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -The state attorney general told the Geary County attorney Wednesday the members of a board of county commissioners have no discreitdonai-y authority to grant licenses for retail package sale of cereal malt beverages for consumption off the premises. Atty Gen. V&rn miller s opinion was in reply to a query from John H. Taylor of Geary Counity. other cash crops. He said th*. amount of such aid is yet to be determined. The secretary estimated th« annual value of Turkey's poppy crop at between $3 million and $5 million. Until the ban on poppy-growing gaas ijto effect, Rogers said, Turkey wM attempt more stringer licensing and control of current output. - •• He also said the Turkish government plans to buy up as much of the current crop as possible at premium prices With the aim of .keeping it out of illicit channels. Rogers said six other nations hairveisit legal poppy crops and reported that the United States is attempting to persuade each of them to follow the stand taken by Turkey. A 10 per cent boast in personal income tax has been imposed in the mountainous kingdom of Mbalbane, Swaziland. , ivor rt v (lie fun place' 1^ 1:00 TO 3 DAYS ONLY v OPEN TONIGHT UNTIL OPEN SUNDAY JULY 4TH 1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM OPEN MONDAY, JULY 5th 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Eveready™ transistor ... 9 VOLT BATTERIES Reg. 1.58 pr. The dependable longer lasting "battery! Get a big supply and save! White, rainbow . PAPER PLATES 100 per pact. Use for picnics, casual entertaining. Stock up! White, rainbow... NAPKINS 250 naplcins per paclr. Soft, strong, absorbent. Ideal for picnics, home. 13x131/2". T H ,S COUPON WORT H \ OH YOUR m******* 1 Limit: one coupon SATISFACTION GUARANlfiED BEPLACEMENT OR MONEY REFUNDED NEW SUMMER HOURS Monday Thru Saturday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. SUNDAYS 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunflower Excursions and Garden City Telegram Weekend Tour-—July 17 & 18 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY K.C. Royals VS. DETROIT—SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND The Starlight Theatre SATURDAY NIGHT Only $39.50 Per Person Twin bedded accommodations—Single room, Add $5.00 Tour cost includes: Transportation via air conditioned, rest room equipped bus; hotel accommodations at President Hotel; accident insurance during tour; admission ticket to Starlight theatre, 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, section 2 reserved seats; admission ticket to K. C. Royals vs. Detroit, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, reserved seats at first base, lower balcony. Tour departs from the Garden City Telegram at 7 a.m. CDT Saturday, July 17. Will return at approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday, July 19. We will plan "to pick up passengers enroute east from Garden City. Send reservation to The Garden City Telegram, postmarked not later than July 3, 1971. Or phone (316) 276-3232 and make reservation. I Please reserve accommodations for the KC Royals ' MAIL |—Starlight Theatre tour, July 17 and 18: I TO I Enclosd Is check for ($39.50 each person) iTELEGRAM .Name : ........,..... : . J .... : ...... 1 . : ' TOURS I Address , t.O. Box 958 | City . State Zip ...... (Garden City, I Names of persons going on tour: • Kansas 67846 — — v — — — — — —<'— — I— _ ^— —I

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