Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 25, 1956 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, October 25, 1956
Page 11
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1956 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE ELEVEN ^^^BBBI^^^^ BIEDERMANS Blue Ballot Will Decide Taxes' Fate CHOICE of'219 Complete 7-Pc. DECORATOR ROOM OUTFITS 69.95 Sewing Machlni round bobbin! xT Sews forward, backward! (No Mail or Phone Ordrn) 88 DOWN Engender 8-Pc^ Wrought-lron Bunk Bed Outfit Regularly $69.95. Include* 2 beds, Udder, guardrail, 2 Englander mattreiies and 2 steel springs! Use as bunks or at separaie twin beds! (l no\v.v (Xo -Mnil or J'bone Order*) Famous Douglas Two-Tone 6-Piece CHROME DINETTE includes a deluxe folding step-stool Regularly $89.35, Now ... Extension Table, 4 Big Chairs, Deluxe Step-Stool 0V • ^ Glowing, brilliant color to lighten your work, brighten your mealtime, dramatize your kitchen! A genuine Douglas, one ot the tinest mode, with two-tone mar- resistant table top with extension leaf! The 4 Chairs have costly one-piece backs and thick plump seats beautifully upholstered in durable and washable plastic! And we INCLUDE FREE, a deluxe folding Step-Stool with rubber treads that matches the Dinette Set perfectly! 57" Plastic Top Period Style Mahogany Tables Regularly $14.95. Traditional Tables with derails usually found only on tobies costing much morel Note the roomy shelves and scalloped-gallery Felt-Bast Linoleum 7*c fine Ji'mlity. by makers of Sold Seall railil II DOWN Sofa or Sofa-Bed with Choice of Chairs or 2-Pc. Sectional Sofa PLUS 3 Tables and 2 Lamps in Either Group! Here's a 70th Birthday Sale Special that can't be touched anywhere! Just imagine, your choice of 3 styles of Decorator Living-Room Outfits — each one made to sell for $219 . . . furniture for your whole Living-Room to give it that cozy, like-to-stay-at-home atmosphere! The Sofas and Chairs are luxuriously styled in long, stretching lines boasting the 'substantial' quality look and custom-features . . . note the plushy tufted back, the extra-wide extended arms with detailed front panels, the 'sink-down-deep' reversible cushions! BUY NOW, SAVE $50. $10 DOWN $ 189.95 Complete 6-Pc. Bedroom GROUP includes ENGLANDER Mattress and Spring! PLUS Bookcase Bed, Chest, Double Dresser and Mirror! Here's o Birthday Special Suite you'll be proud to show off to your friends! Beautiful Sea Shell Blonde with the newest designed Block Fronts usually found only on the most expensive suites! Note the beveled-edge mirror, center-guided dovetailed drawers, custom-style hardware! Deluxe Hardwick GAS RANGE with Griddle! Regularly $133 Low Sale Priced $2 WEEK H NO MONEY DOWN A really big Birthday Special Range with important fea. tures that mean easier cooking and less'work for you! large oven, drop • front smokeless broiler, double storage space fur pots and pant! BUY NOW, SAVE J40. 2OO MILES FREE DELIVERY Sl , (JSp Wall or i'houe OrUeri) (Xo Mjiil gr 1'Uttlie Ortler*) $69 Drop-Leaf Table '49 Mahogany veneers! Duncan Pnyfe base! Opens easily to 57". ,, DOWN <\o Mail or I'hone Orders) $'14,95 Gossip Bench 9 88 By C'HARI.fcS WHAI.EX .SPRINGFIELD, III. i/fl -Illinois voters will be. handed small hhe ballots at the polls Nov. (3 to dr. cide the fate of a proposed stair constitution amendment which could have an important effect on their taxes. The hallot title is "proposed i Amendment to Sections 1, 2. 3, ! J) and 10 of Article IX of the Stale ! Constitution." j It is most commonly referred | to as the revenue amendment. What it would do is enlarge the Illinois Legislature's power, and allow major changes in the state's lax system. Tlir revenue amendment proposal has become a subject of sharp controversy, with important organizations lined up both for and against it. Proponents have much to say in its favor, which mit;lit hr summarized in (he statement that It would open Ihr way for elimination of unfairness in the present outmoded personal property tax system, and permit adoption of a modern, equitable system. Opponents agree the revenut article nerds changing, but say the proposed revision would give the Legislature "virtually unlimited power to levy any kind of taxe* it desires." They say they are fearful that such a lifting of safeguards would be abused. The proposal would permit the Legislature to classify property for taxation, assigning different tax rates to your house, your bank account, your automobile, and other personal property. Undei- the present system all I personal property is assessed and i taxed, in theory, on the same i basis, with stocks and bank ac< counts having the same 'status as , real estate. Because current tax rates would | eat up interest and dividends, and. in most cases, take chunks out wf the capital, these intangible assets usually escape taxation entirely. Yet they represent twice as much wealth as real estate in Illinois. Who is backing the revenue amendment? It has been endorsed by the leadership of both the Re| publican and the Democratic par- lies. Statewide groups for it in| elude the Illinois'and Chicago Bar us., the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers, the Illinois 1 State Federation of Labor, and i the Illinois Agricultural Assn. The organized opposition, too. Is impressive. Groups against the amendment include the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Manufacturers' Assn., the Illinois Assn. of Real Estate Boards, and the Illinois Industrial i Union Council CIO. i Leading the drive to prevent the required referendum approved by two thirds of those voting on the proposition is the recently formed Taxpayers Information Council, headed by George Mahin of, Springfield, former executive secretary of the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois. Warns Cattle Raisers On I Lice Control Cattle raisers were reminded this week thai measures should be started at once to control lie* if the pests are spotted in their herds. The American Foundation for Animal Health reports that prompt application of control measures at this time of the year should greatly reduce the losses caused by these parasites and will help protect the herd during the winter months ahead. Lice not onlj cause damage to the skin and coat of cattle, but may also he responsible for serious anemia. In fact, the Foundation says that such severe infestations may result in death of young animals. Certain blood sucking cattle lice may serve as vectors (transmitters) of several cattle diseases. All cattle and their quarters should be sprayed with a recommended insecticide, mixed according to directions of the manufacturer. If cold weather makei spraying impossible, dusting with a powdered chemical can bs done. Lice infestations are fairly easy to spot because the affected cattle start rubbing and scratching. However, the Foundation warm that other conditions may cause skin irritation, so a veterinarian's diagnosis should be obtained to determine the exact cause. A veterinarian can also recommend sanitation and control measures which will help head off serious infestations and losses. Wrought-lron frame, brats ferrules! Has plastic seat & back! ,, (No Mull or J'hone Orders) OPEN FRIDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS TIL 9 BROADWAY AND PIASA tiruftun Xutt's GUAFTON — .Mr. and .Mrs. tt'm. Brower of Quiucy visited relative* , and friends here -Monday. Miss Ruby Smith returned to her home in Alton .Monday after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. Ann DeSherlia. .Mrs Stella Freeman is visiting this week in Alton with her sister, Mrs. Win. Wadlow. Mr. and Airs. Harold Seik of Springiiejd visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nugent and became acquainted with their grandson, Frederick Allen, who was born Oct. 15. Mrs. Dorothy Geiitileni returned to St. Louis Sunday evening alter spending the weekend with her parents, Mr. and, Mrs. (Jus

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