Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 6, 1967 · Page 12
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STEM Golden Weddin 9 JULIAN CHRISCHILLIS "Twict Honored fcy Stiti A FORMER Whittcmore girl found that even a locked car and trunk doesn't stop thieves in New York City . . . Marilyn Hogan. dnughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hogan of Whittemore. was married recently in New York and after a wedding trip to Europe, the young couple returned to visit a brother in New York. The couple locked their car and trunk and parked it in front of the brother's house . . when I hey came out one morning, the trimk had been pried open and cleaned out . . . that Included the husband's set of golf clubs and two suit cases . . . but the cruelest blow was that all of the wedding pictures and address books were inside the suitcases. Marilyn thus had no way of sending "thank you" notes for wedding gifts and the Advance is missing the wedding picture although the story appears in today's paper! GARRIGAN baseball coach Steve McCall believed he had seen just about everything thai could happen in a baseball game until last Thursday night and then a couple of his bascrunners put on an Abbot) and Costello routine that -just about made Steve flip. Ciarrigan bad men on first and second when the batter hit a short pop fly to the outfield. The runners held their bases, fearing it might be caught and by the time it dropped in, the runner on second dashed for third but the runner on first decided to hold his base. Hut the batter had a full head of steam and tore :;• round first and went into second with an apparent dou !. . . . but in the process, he passed the runner on first and thus when the play ended, the bascrimner on first was .still there but the baiter was on second. During all tins frantic activity, this breach of the rules \frent unint'eed by the umpires and both coaches. So no one would ever have known the difference probably but suddenly when the runner on second looked up and saw a man on first, he knew that he would be an automatic out for passing a baserunncr .'••> he suddenly jumped off second base and raced toward first The runner on first, seeing this, broke for second and in as improbable a circumstance that ever happened in a basebaM game, the runners passed each other going in opposite directions Surprisingly, they both reached the opposite base safely as the befuddled Kaglc drove players looked on . . . but pliite umpire (!. A. Wittkopf. an old umpiring pro, hurriedly called time-out and when the thing not straightened out. called the original baiter out for passing the runner on the bases. McCall just shook his head! IT'S HARD Cor me to fathom how the several hundred legislators can fiddle around for six months in Des Moines without passing any kind of tax legislation and then behind closed doors, cook up a monstrosity iwith the able help of Gov. Hughes) like they did and ram it down the taxpayers' throats in just four days . . . the bill provides for over 121 million more tax dollars that can be spent in some way or another. There never was an Iowa legislature that took longer to do nothing than this one. Since both political parties were equally to blame, only the individual legislators can be held to count upon the next election. A GOLDEN WEDDING reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Willie Meyer of I'.ritt uill be held Sunday. July 9 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the First Lutheran church at Britt. The reception is sponsored by their children: Mr. and Mrs. August Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mayland. both of Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyer. Corwith: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gleghorn, Ventura. Calif.: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bath, Oxnard. Calif.: and Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine Mabry, Ventura, Calif. A program will be presented at 2:30 p.m. and all friends and relatives are invited. No invitations are being sent. ,<.*' MimimlMIIHIIHIIMNIHHIItlllMMlnlllllMIHIIIIMMIIIMIHtllllllllHIIMHMtllMtllHMIIUIIIIMttllllMIIMIIIIMIIIHIIMM IHIIIMIMMIMHMIIIMIH Secret sessions and then huge tax hike I III 111) limill HIM IIIIHMIUIIHHIMIHHIMHIHIIIHIIHIimHIMIMI EXPERT PLUMBING HBATIMO G/?ff/V COLONIAL AIR CONOmOSING FEATURING: • Gat Conversions • Kchler Fixtures 0 AAy«rs Pomps R. J. FUNK Plumbing & Heating 119 S. Dodge •••••••••I Algona, Iowa phone 795.3234 Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Assoeiation. The material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) TAXES For the past three decades Iowa has opc-rated on the same basic tax structure. Oh. there have been some modifications, but by-and-large it's been the same basic plan. Periodically legislators have- talked of changing this structure, but until this legislative session all attempts at a tax overhaul have fix/led out. This session may be different, however. After three clays of secret sessions involving C!ov. Harold Hughes, Lt. Gov. Robert Fulton. Speaker of the House. Maurice Baringer and other legislators, a plan was unveiled to raise $112.5 million annually in new taxes, over and beyond what the governor had recommended in his budget message last January. The bill passed the Senate 48-115. At that time, Gov. Hughes had suggested a budget of $370 million annually. If the governor's budget recommendations are followed, and this massive tax increase plan is adopted. Iowa could wind up with an annual budget of S48fi.fi million. Less than ten years ago. Iowa's budget was only $170 million. But property taxes have been on the up-swing. School costs, in particular, have been rising at a faster rate than local communities have been able to cope with. It's estimated that .this year's school budgets have gone up $25 million on salary increases alone. The governor has been very anxious to get his budget enacted; several o£ his recommendations have been cut by the lawmakers. This has led some political observers to wonder if the. compromise on the tax plan is linked with the budget. They reason that Gov. Hughes gave in to the demands for a tax increase when he was assured by legislative leaders that they would restore some of these budget cuts. This remains to be seen. * * * PLAN The plan to raise $112.5 million in new taxes calls for increases in sales, income, corporation, beer, cigarette and other taxes. The proposal calls for pumping more than $100 million a year into additional state school aid. If enacted, this means that instead of paying 12 per cent of the school costs, the state would be picking up the tab on about 36 per cent of the total school (elementary and secondary) costs. Another way of putting it, that property tax levies are expected to drop an average of 18 to 20 mills. Besides additional slate school aid, the plan also pro- (l**i) THURSDAY, JULY 6, 196? vides for $18 million a year in personal property tax replacement, $5.3 million for elimination of the personal property tax oh household goods, $4 million to cover an additional lax credit for elderly with incomes under $3,500 and a $3 million boost in agricultural land tax credit. * * « COST Someone has to pay for the increase. Legislative leaders say they have tried to spread the burden. The most revenue from a single tax increase would be from the sales tax which would jump from two to three per cent. A one per cent additional tax hike would bring in an additional $56.4 million. However, during Gov. Hughes' three terms he has never proposed increasing the sales tax. So there is a modification here. People with taxable incomes under $7,000 would be given a credit on their state income tax. The credits would range from $2 to $12, depending upon income. .> The legislators propose raising some §23 million by extending the sales tax to certain services, like hair cuts, auto repair, dry cleaning, and a tax on advertising. When questioned as to how the tax on advertising would work, the legislative leaders were non-committal. They say it would apply to radio, television, newspapers and magazines. One of the main problems is how the tax would be applied in interstate trade. For example, one reporter wanted to know how the state could tax network radio and television shows originating out of New York. The controversial "readily available" clause would be stricken from the law. Many companies, in the past, have kicked up their heels when lawmakers have talked of removing this clause. They contend, as do others, that this law is an incentive for manufacturers to locate and stay in Iowa. The law, as now construed, provides that a manufacturer does not have to pay the sales tax on items "not readily obtainable" in Iowa which are used in manufacturing a pro- Watches need the tops in repairs Second rate doesn't last. A pure waste. Let us solve your watch woes . . . economically, permanently! KUISTIMD JIWELER AMERICAN GEM SOCIIT duct. For , example, a tire manufacturer does not have to pay the tax on rubber brought to Iowa because it is not obtainable here. This tax plan would change that, it also increases the corporation tax from four to eight per cent. This increase would bring in an estimated $10 million annually. The plan goes even further. Presently individuals, and corporations, can deduct the amount of federal income tax they pay on their Iowa tax returns. Under this proposal, corporations could receive only one-half credit on federal taxes paid on their Iowa returns. * * * OTHER The legislature has taken action on a number of import- ant bills. This action includes: House has increased the number of highway patrolmen by ten, Senate has passed a bill that would allow some councilmcn in council-manager cities to be elected from wards, House has approved a new $2 million student loan program, Senate has approved purchase of a $150,000 airplane for use by the governor. Also, the two houses have agreed on a compromise on the area school bill which provides $4.5 million to put the schools on a current financial basis. Another compromise was worked out on using children of migratory farm workers in the fields. STANLEY it came as no surprise to those who follow iowa politics when State Senator David Stanley tossed his hat into the ring ... for the U.S. Sedate. At 38, Stanley has served five terms in the iowa legislature. During^ tihs time he frequently has beeft mentioned as a candidate for higher office. Stanley is trying for tfie senate seat now held by Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper. V * * * ' •; ROBERTS . Millard Roberts has befeii fired as president of Parsons College at Fairfield. The action was taken by the executive committee of the' college's trustees in a special meeting in Chicago. HARRISON'S Health & Beauty Aid SPECIALS! REG. 95c neatlfc ShonMw SECRET HARRISON'S Algona's Leading Variety Store" EAKLEYS NOW IN PROGRESS 10 BIC DAYS-Ends Saturday, July 15 Reductions on Both Floors

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