The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 25, 1963 · Page 4
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Ottawa, Kansas
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HERALD Monday, March 25, 1963 Tax Imbalance ; Many years ago Kansas passed a law ^relating to the assessment of land for "tax purposes. if It said land should be appraised at -market value and levies to raise tax 'money should then be made agaist this • 100 per cent value. It was a good law, on the books. ^ But the manner in which the law was i used became distorted. Some counties i assessed at 40 per cent of market value, ' others at 10. Here in Franklin County the trend has been to appraise property •at a third of the actual value, or as close to this as possible. ;, Now the present session of the Kansas ! Legislature has before it a new law which provides tax levies should be assessed against property on the basis of 30 per cent of the actual value. This measure is being considered because of the imbalance which has resulted in the old law's application. With This And That by jph the present situation being so out of kilter some taxpayers are paying more than their fair share of taxes, others aren't paying enough. The standardization could mean tax relief for some, higher taxes for others. It is, however, a step in the right direction, not so much because 30 per cent is a good figure on which to settle but because passage of this measure would mean recognition that tax imbalance exists. Like the old law, however, the new one would be only as good as the manner in which it is applied. It must first be determined what actual value is. Here is the heart of the problem. So long as we depend so much on property to raise the tax money we need, there will be arguments over what property is actually worth. Were we to depend less on property and more on income taxes, many of our current money woes would disappear. Where The Buffalo Roam JPH ( BOMBAY — Except for the weather (95 days ,75 nights, rarely a cloud to shield the bright sun, fand watermelons already are in season), there is J variety in western India. Within recent days I have been in conference on the problems of news- i, papers printed in Gugarati, Urdu, Marathi, and L! Hindi. On my last day of rest I looked at lions (•or. the loose. This morning my study was of i: buffalo. Something more than 15,000 of them. i; In southeast Asia the buffalo, not to be confused with the bison which once roamed our plains is one of the mainstays of life. It pulls the plow, furnishes the milk, draws the freight cart, pro- lj vides the meat, and represents I the peasant's principal source of ' wealth. » '. The buffalo is thick, squat, slow I moving, awkward, sullen but submissive. It is black, has slick short hair, and horns * that curve backward around its ears. Its idea of | paradise is to stand in water with only its eyes \ and the tip of its snout protruding, and with its legs sunk up to the knees in mud. An Asian buffalo could not be beautiful, even to another buffalo. HM buffalo I inspected, or more accurately, their grandparents, formerly were residents of Bombay. They lived huddled together in small groups on odd comers, with little comfort to themselves and with great menace to the health of the surrounding neighborhoods. Their milk, usually thinned with water, was peddled around the city in open containers. To kill several birds with a single stone, the government assembled 3,200 hilly acres a few miles north of Bombay to woo the city buffalo to the countryside. Today the area has been developed into a model dairy farm. There are 30 sets of buildings to house some 500 animals each, in conditions with which a registered Jersey could find little complaint. The grounds surrounding each have been landscaped, and picnic sites and playgrounds have been provided for the several thousand who come up from the city each Sunday to look at the big, black beasts. Hie enterprise is a blending of what the Indians call the public and the private sectors. The government owns the faculties, rents stall space, sells feed, provides free veterinary service, buys the milk and the unwanted calves. Its charges are such that it deliberately earns only interest on its investment. The buffalo are privately owned and tended to. Owners average 20 head each and have a virtually guaranteed income of three rupees per month each. A gross income of 300 rupees, or $60, may not seem like much, but it is twice what a promising junior executive receives'. lie owners are all Muslims. Muslims eat meat. A Hindu, even a low caste, non-vegetarian Hindu, cculd not bring himself to being a party to the slaughter of any animal, let alone a dairy buffalo with which he had lived on intimate terms for years. The animals are milked by hand. Labor is so cheap, machines are uneconomic. The milkers are Hindus. They have such a low opinion of their employers' religion, they will not accept even a cup of tea from the tatters' hands. The buffalo alone are indifferent to such matters. The manure is not used as fertilizer. It is patted into cakes, dried in the sun, and sold as fuel for the cooking fires. Don't turn up your nose. Were it not for buffalo chips, our sires who conquered the American plains rarely would have had a hot meal. The milk from these 15,000 buffalo is tested, pasteurized, chilled, and delivered to half the homes in Bombay. The plant is as modern as any of those in the western world. It should be. The machinery was provided by UNICEF, one of the do- good agencies of the United Nations which, throughout the world, is doing a surprising amount of practical good. To one who can take his milk but prefers to leave it alone, buffalo milk tastes like cow's. A 1000-pound animal produces only 1% gallons a day, but it tests more than seven precent in butterfat. Auld Lang Syne 95 TEARS AGO It was announced that the CCC camp northwest of Ottawa was to be closed. Mrs. B. A. Adams of Pomona died at Ransom Memorial Hospital. Jeheil Clark Petit, pioneer sheet metal worker of Ottawa, and father of Mills K. Pettit, died at the age of 80 at his home, 833 S. Main. 50 FEARS AGO The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson, 631 N. Main, was entered and ransacked while the Wilsons were attending Easter services at A. M. E. Church. About $20 in cash was taken. Spencer Frink spent the day at Wellsville on business. Henry Pierson was having his home at 115 N. Locust wired for electricity. Prayer For Today The Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. (Jeremiah 1:9.) PRAYER: 0 God, who hast called and equipped Thy servants in every generation, call and equip me. Give me grace to hear Thy voice and to answer, as did Isaiah of old, "Here am I; send me." We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen. Tonight's TV Highlights This will be a big night for the western fans. At 6:30, on Channel 4, the Monday - Night - at - the-Movies film will be "From Hell to Texas, "and that sounds western enough for anyone. This is a 1958 film, shot in New Mexico and it deals with a cattle baron named Hunter Boyd who is just pretty sure that Tod Lohman (Tod is just a cowboy) killed his son. At the same hour, on Channel §, you can see "Trial At Grand Forks," and that sounds pretty western, too. Its on the "Dakotas" series, and strangely enough it deals With a German countess named Maria Hoenig. The countess is accused of murdering her usband. He's a Prussian gen- ' ' Laff-A-Day S-25 0 King FoBtara Syndicate, lie, 1963. World right» renrved. "I don't think you gave child psychology a fair trial" Among late movies will be "Design for Scandal," a 1941 film with Rosalind Russell and Walter Pidgeon, on Channel 5 at 10:30. To Your Goo'd Health' Let Doctor Prescribe By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER This seems to be worry-worry day, according to my mail. For instance: Dear Doctor: I had some white spots on my arms and they spread to my back. The doctor gave me cortisone pills and the spots finally disappeared. Now they are starting again. I was told that cortisone is a dangerous drug to keep taking. What harm can it do, if any?—MRS. W. L. I'm hard put to guess what the spots may be, but as for cortisone: certainly, it's a dangerous drug. How many drugs can you name that aren't? I don't propose to go through a catalog of conditions that can result from too much cortisone, but brittleness of bones is one, and accumulation of fluid in the system is another. Dr. Molner However, that isn't the important point. What matters is that such drugs are handled under prescription, to insure that a doctor supervises iheir use. It is his responsibility to see that the amount given is within tolerable limits of safety, as well as to know what signs to watch for, to stop a drug if it becomes necessary to do so. If you don't trust your doctor, then get one you do trust. Or rather, since I presume you trust your doctor or you wouldn't be going to him, then irust him implicitly. Rely on him to see that you are not harmed by medication. Dear Doctor: I read that overuse of hormones causes accelerated hair growth. I had my thyroid gland removed and have been getting thyroid. I also have been getting estrogen and B12 shots once a month for menopause symptoms. Could these be causing hair growth on my lip?—MRS. F.G. I refer you to the answer in the letter above, plus one or two other points. , Yes, excessive amounts of some hormones may accelerate hair growth. Estrogen (a hormone) once a month sounds very conservative, and not excessive at all. The B12 is a vitamin, not a hormone, and doesn't enter into the picture. Thyroid is a hormone, but of a considerably different kind. It does not cause excessive hair growth. The thyroid merely replaces the amount that otherwise would be produced by the now-absent thyroid gland. In short, there's no excess at all — just normal. A moderate increase in hair growth can occur naturally in some women after menopause, but it isn't at all like the growth that can come if truly massive doses of hormones are taken for some unusual condition. I. hope we've laid to rest at least a couple of worries. Dear Dr. Molner: Is it possible to ascertain an enlarged heart, and also if the elasticity has gone from the lungs, without X-ray?—MRS. L.R. Thumping or tapping the chest will give a physician at least a hint as to whether the heart is enlarged but this may be inaccurate. The most accurate method is by X-ray. Pulmonary function tests, measuring the amount of air inhaled and exhaled, are far more effective than X-ray in measuring the elasticity of the lungs. NOTE TO MRS. C.P.: Technically, I won't say that any .condition can't "turn into cancer," but I've never heard of a hiatal hernia doing so. Don't Quit Because Of Arthritis" is the title of my leaflet designed to help all who suffer the aches and pains of arthritis. For a copy write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI., enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 5 cents in coin to cover cost, of printing and handling. Channel 4, NBC Monday Television Log 4— Sea Hunt •—Huckleberry Hound 13— Yogi Bear 6— Whlrlyblrd* 1:30 4— Dragnet •-Rebel 13— Camera Corner •:45 6— New* 13— Sport* — DOT K«1M*J 13— Weather •:OP 4-M-13— New* •:10 4— Sport* — Merle Harmon 6-9— Weather •:U 4— Huntley-Brinkley New* •—News 6— Sport* 13— Walter Cronklt* 6-13— To Tell The Truth •• 20 6— Speak-Up 4— Movie, "Prom Hell TO Texas' 9 — Dakota* 7:00 13— I've Got A Secret 7:30 6-13— Lucille Ball 9 — Rifleman 8:00 5-13 — Danny Thomas •— Stoney Burke 4— Biography — Rogers 6-13— Andy Griffith • :00 4— David Brlnkley 6— Political Talk 9-13 — Ben Casey 4— Political Talk 5 Hcoroimar'* Friend LO:M 4-6— New* •-IS— New* 10:15 4 — Johnny Carson 5— Political Talk •—Steve Mien 13— weather 10:20 13— Sport* 10:30 5 — Movie, ''Design For Scandal" 13— Lifeline 10:35 13— Untouchable* 11:35 13 — Peter Gunn 11:45 8— Man From Choclse 12:00 4— New* M:05 4— Dally Word It: 10 5— Movie, "Hullabaloo" U:15 •—New* 1Z:30 9 — Almanac Newsreel 1*:35 •—Faith of Our Time* Tuesday 6:55 4—D»Hj Word •:00 4—Continental Classroom 3—Continental Classroom 25— 5—Christopher Program •:30 4—Operation Alphabet 13—College of the Air S—Farm Fact* °4—Today 5—College of the Air 13—Rush Hour 7:80 5—Moment of UedltoUoa 1:38 5—Cartoonland 7:45 5—King and Odie 7:50 »—Call to Worship 7:55 »—New* HiW 5-13—Captain Kangaroo B—Columbia Lecture* »:30 a—Deputy and Fells »:M 4—Say When B—Jack La Lanni§—Romper Room 13—Calendar • :25 4— New* • :30 4—Play Your HuncA 5-13—1 Love lucv •—Divorce Court 10:ou 4—Price Is Right 5-13—McCoy* • :30 4—Concentration 5-13—Pete and Olady* •—Day In Court 0:55 B—New* U:fl« 4—Tour First Impression 5-13—Love of Life •—Jane Wyman 5-13—News 11:» 4—Truth or Consequence* 5-13—Search For Tomorrow •—Yours (or a Song 11:45 5-13—Ouiding Light 1:55 4—New* •—Fashon Review UUOO 4—Cartoons 5-13—Newa-Weathei • •—Ernie Ford 6—Speak Dp UtlS 6—Sport* 13—Farm Report 11:80 ^ 4-Newi-U»rk*U Channel 5-13, CBS 5—Weather 12:25 5—Local Interview 12:30 4—Accent 5-13—As World Turns 9—Father Know* Best 1:00 4—Merv Griffin 6—Password 9—Movie, "Country Husband" 1:30 5-13—Bouse Party 1:55 4—New* 2:00 5-13—To Tell The Truth 4—Loretta Young Z:25 5-13-9—New* 2:30 5-13—Millionaire 4—Award Theater 9—Seven Keys 3:00 5-13—Secret Storm 4—Match Game 9—Queen For A Day 8:3 A 4—New* 3:30 4—Make Room For Daddy 5-13—Edge of Night 9—Who Do You Trust 4:00 4—Superman 5—Cousin Ken's Karnival 9—Torey and Friends 13—News and Weather 4:15 13—Turban 4:30 4—Funtime 9—Mickey Mouse Club 6:00 4—Sea Hunt 9—Yogi Bear 13—Bugs Bunny 6:15 5—Whlrly Bird* 6:30 4—Dragnet 9—Rebel 13—Dr. Ichabod 6:45. 5—New* 13—Sport* 6:55 13— Weather •:00 5-9—New* •:10 5-9—Weather • :15 5—Sport* 9—New* •:25 5—Speak Dp •:30 4—Project 20 5—Stump the Star* 9—Combat 13—Marshall Dillon 7:00 5-13—Lloyd Bridge* 7:30 4—Empire 5-13—Bed Skelton 9—Hawaiian Eye • :30 4—Dick Powell 5-13—Jack Benny 9—Untouchables • :00 5-13—Garry Moore 9:30 4—Ensign O'Toole 9—Detectives Channel 9, ABC NOW SHOWING Box office opens 7:00 p.m. Shown 8:00 Only THE GIANT STORY OF MODERN HAWAII! 10:09 44-9-13—New* 10:10 5-B—Weatbet 10:15 4—Johnny Carson 6—Election Returns 8—Steve Allen 13—Weather 10:28 Ottawa Roller Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fri. 7:30 to 10:00 Sat. nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Sun. Matinee: 1:00 to 3:00 Children 12 and under 1»-8port* IQstO v' •,.-,•.••••. , ,' •..•" 6—Movie, "Bora To Dime*" 13-Lif«llne 10:85 13—Hawaiian Eye 11:85 13—Peter Quo 11:45 •—Man from cochlst ItiOB 4— New* M:OB 4—Ontty Dally wort 1*:10 6—Movie, "Judge Hardy'a Children" M:15 9—New* 12:30 B—Almanac Newweel '•—raltb for Our Tlm«* Green, Gayle, to 1888 B. Hickory; Heekman, Ralph, to 813H B. Main; Haug, Ronald L., to 1240 8. Hickory; Heckman, , Ralph, from Leavenworth, to 112, North Main; Hobbs, D. A., to 618 Massasolt; Morris, H. P., from 111 fl. Poplar; Moody, Joe, from 119 North Main; Noyes, Ronald, from Kansas City, to 708 8. Cherry; Pennlngton, B. K. from 321 N, Main to Rantoul; Pow. ell, E. V., to 823 8. Hickory; Ross, Dale L., to 110 S. Locust; Stewart, Mrs. J. E. from 1016 B. Cedar; Smith, J. J., from 823 8. Hickory to Burllngham, Ala. ' ' .-• ..••.--:.... • • STATEMENT OF CONDITION of The . , PEOPLES STATE BANK RICHMOND, KANSAS March 18, 1963 Statement of Condition RESOURCES Loans and Discounts $ 760,025.24 Commodity Credit Notes 120,902.77 Bonds 672,545.97 Bank Building and Fixtures 1,765.00 Cash and Due from Banks 173,531.83 Total $1,728,770.81 LIABILITIES Capital 50,000.00 Surplus 75,000.00 Undivided Profits 36,065.24 Deposits 1,567,705.57 Total $1,728,770.81 The above statement is correct. A. O. SIGLER, President OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES H. L. Gault .Chairman of Board A. O. Sigler .President Chester Wagner Vice President Verna A. Glaze Asst. Cashier Mayme Newmaster Asst. Cashier Dorothy M. Brock Bookkeeper DIRECTORS H. L. Gault A. O. Sigler Chester Wagner James Kueser William Owens 4% paid on Time Deposits Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation CHARLTQM 5 _ m YVETTE • H unMnLiur* M ^ ivei tc ; HESTON MIMIEUX _ GEORGE ,, . FRANCE : CHAKIRIS NUYEN tauvisior IMTMMCMN DIAMOND HEAD ALINE* MAC°MAHON/ELIZABETH ALLEN town*, b, MARGUERITE ROBERTS •HMI.MMMIN KTtft OUUMI m JERRV BRESUH • ««IM br 6ur GREEN STATEMENT OF CONDITION of The Citizens State Bank POMONA, KANSAS At the Close of Business March 18, 1963 ASSETS 123,964.55 Cash and due from Banks U. S. Gov't. Obligations direct & guaranteed ••*••• 404,140.25 Obligations of State & Political Sub-division 127,500.00 Loans & Discounts • Other Assets 936,309.43 850.00 Total Assets LIABILITIES Demand Deposits Saving Deposits Capitol Surplus Undivided Profits and Res. 1,592,764.23 754,664.80 679,089.95 50,000.00 97,000.00 12,009.48 Total Liabilities 1,592,764.23 The above statement is correct NEAL B. BAXTER, Exec. V. Pres. and Cashier C. H. Goppert . Neal B. Baxter OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ' President Exec. Vice Pres. and Cashier Richard Goppert Vice President John P. Hudelson Vice President Nina Hughes Veva Vincent Lois C. Baxter N. V. Hudelson .Asst. Cashier .Asst. Cashier ..... .Director Director We have $1,600,000.00 fidelity bonds to protect against defalcations and we are Insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation We P ^ ^^ proteection for aU our depositors w well 4% of Savings on Deposit a full Calendar Year Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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