Gains Momentum In Mitchell BELOIT — How can rising farm land taxes be halted or — even better — reduced in Mitchel 1 , county? "A solid front of protest is one answer," Ralph Titsworth, president'of the Mitchell County Committee for Economic and E'ficient government, said. Titsworth heads a growing p oup of discontented taxpayers in Mitche'l county. More than 2=0 farmers attended the last miffed-taxpayer meeting. The committee's bylaws are written to exclude city dwellers. This is the farmers' problem, THsworih said. In the past, farmers have been outvoted, bond issues have passed and their property taxes have risen 1 50 percent during the past year alone, he said. Tuesday evening the group discussed ways of halting bond issues in the future. "We are looking for legal loopholes which may allow protest actions to halt recently-approved bond issues, also," Tits- wcrth explained. The committee has hired an ".out-of-town." lawyer. Titsworth contends unified schools are causing taxes to increase. Since unification/ many city taxes have been reduced but farm takes have risen sharpty, he said. County taxation for services other than schools only" accounts for six percent of the 50 percent raise, he said 1 The bulk was for schools. When Glen Elder dam is completed, property currently taxed will be taken off the rolls. The 30,000 acres of lake equals abcut one township. The committee also is advising farmers on means to reduce their current taxes by dropping dead weight. Old buildings not in use should be torn -down, ,the committee says, so these structures would no longer be on the tax rolls. Often, buildings that have been removed are still on the tax rolls, the committee adds. Farmers should check with (he county to see what they are being taxed for each year. Farmers and landowners should attend school board meetings and tell their state and federal representatives how they feel about high taxes. Tuesday's meeting was the third in the county. Committee officers' are: Titsworth, president; Ora Porter, vice-president; Paul Creitz, secretary; Mrs. Don Cady, Phil Doyle, Guy NoHer and Jerome Shaffer, members. Mrs. Homer Steward is reporter. They Couldn't Guess No/a Dunning's Secret STOCKTON—"It was a wonderful experience and they didn't guess my secret," Nola Dunning, Rooks county treasurer-elect, said. Nineteen-year-old Miss Dunning appeared on CBS' "I've Got a Secret," program Monday evening. Her secret, of course, was that she was county treasurer- elect although she's not old enough to vote. Miss Dunning w^s in New York from Dec. 2 through Dec. 9. During this period, the program was taped and she toured New York. "We taped the program Dec. 5," she said, "and it took from 12 to 9 pm." "We had two practice sessions •with a dummy panel and the last session was with the real panel and Steve Allen as moderator." Miss Dunning won $80 because the panel members, Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan, were unable to guess her secret. She was accompanied to New York by her aunt, Mrs. Stanley Schmitz, Wichita. Miss Dunning said she was most impressed by New York's churches—St. Patrick's, St. John's and St. Thomas'. "The Statue of Liberty was just wonderful," she exclaimed! . Miss Dunning is back at the Rooks county courthouse collecting taxes and preparing for auto license sales. Mrs. Duane Dunning, Stockton, tipped CBS about Rooks county's 19-year-old county treasurer. Mrs. Dunning is the treasurer's sister-in-law. The Salina Journal Central'Northwest News Lindsborg Soldier's Condition Is Satisfactory LINDSBORG — Lance Cpl. William- David Lindholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lindholm, is listed in satisfactory condition after being wounded In the back and stomach in Vietnam. LJndhoIm's wife Is a teacher at Sunset school in Salina. He has been evacuated to the Third Medical Battalion and may be sent to the United States ff|! as soon as he is strong enough to travel, bis mother, said. He was woulded Dec. 9 by Communist gunfire. His mother said the family was waiting hopefully fo r his return to the U.S. "We don't have any promises, but his sergeant said' he would probably be sent home," she said. KU to Build Lab for Top Researcher LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)—The University of Kansas will build a laboratory for the research work of Takeru Higuchi, who is known internationally as the father of physical pharmacy. Higuchi, currently a professor of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, will be KU's second regent professor next fall. His professorship will be financed by the state legislature. The $160,000 building will be financed by the KU Endowment Association, which hopes to recover the cost of construction- through income derived from the professor's research in pharmacy. Russia Cuts Space Funds MOSCOW, (AP) - The Soviet Union has cut by one-third its spending this year on nonmilitary space research while increasing general military spending. Communist and Western sources said today. Despite the space cut, which has kept Soviet cosmonauts grounded for 21 months, the Soviet Union is likely to launch two or three unmanned space- cra't to Mars next month, the informants said. Classified ads get results. AUTO SALVAGE SAUNA U4 Mllrs North nn SI I'lione T.\ 7-."»«8« Laic model paru for Cars anrl Truck* Telephone Service to 55 Cltlet Lindsborg Folk Dances Scheduled LINDSBORG — The Lindsborg Swedish folk dancers will perform at Lindsborg at the Farmers .slate bank parking lot at 3:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 17. A second performance is scheduled at 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 24, at the same location for persons who will be coming "home" for Christmas, Elizabeth Jaderborg, director, said. Artists Exhibit At Lindsborg Lindsborg — Four artists are exhibiting work at the Birger Sanzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, during December. They are Charles Sanderson, Wichita; Richard Wagoner, Ogden, Utah, watcrcolcrs, and Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt McCrea, Wkh- ita > prints and drawings. . Sanderson teaches.art at Wich ita high school and at the Wichita art association. He has exhibited extensively in the mid- west.' Mr. and Mrs. McCrea are stu dents at Wichita State univer sity. Van Wagoner's paintings are traditional Western landscapes. Farm Truck Grain Beds and Hoists In Stock Ready To Mount Ginder Hydraulic & Machine 1218 N. Bth nSal TA T-.1212 Dave Knight KSU Congress Headed by Stockton if e STOCKTON - Dave Knight, a Kansas State university junicr from Stockton, is chairman of this year's model congress al KSU. Knight is majoring in agricul tural economics and plans to at tend graduate'or law school. The model congress is March 15, 16 and 171 at KSU. Mock government bodies will be made up of studcmts from various groups on campus. More than 1000 students are expected to take part. Grainfield School Bids Are Delayed GRAINFIELD - Bid openings en the proposed new high school at Grainfield Unified School Dis- rict 292 in Gove county have been delayed until Thursday. The opening will be 2 pm at he Grainfield VFW hall. "The bids were to be opened Tuesday but everything seems to be a little behhrd schedule," Supt. R. L. Arnold said. We still hope construction can begin by Feb. 1, he conmented. District patrons recently approved a $1,050,000 bond issue build the school and buy )uses. The now building will be just west of Grainfeld and south of the 1-70 interchange. It will serve students from Park, Gove and Grainfie'd. Architects are Woods and Starr of Hays. They have been assisted by Dr. LaVere Stavens, Fort Hays State college and the UD 292 faculty. Bonds have been purchased ' the Fourth National Bank and Trust Co., Wichla at an interest rate of 4.144 percent. Changed His Mind A $10 prize will be given to a four GARDEN CITY, Kan., (API— A gunman robbed a liquor store here late Soli-rrtay night and then returnvd the loct to the clerk. Mrs. John P. Wheeler, whose student from one of the hc-sband owns the retail store said the man came in, waitec around before a customer left and then pulled a pistol and de manded money. Mrs. Wheeler said she picked some hills from the cash drawer and handed the money to him. Ho took the nvn-'v. hesilated and then handed it back to the clerk and walked out. She described him as about 21 years old, about six feet tall and of slender build. Canadian Air Strike Looms Man Crushed WICHITA, (AP) - A 20-year- old Wichita man was killed Monday when the. car he was working beneath slipped from some jacks and crushed him. Police said Dennis R. Watson was working beneath the car in the drive of his residence in southeast Wichita. shutdown of every port in the country. The Canadian Air Traffic Con- trolers Association began po- New Formoso Elevator Formoso Grain Co., elevator is being rebuilt. Steel leg, dump pit, tanks replace conventional 40-year- old structure wrecked by train derailment Oct. 11. More tanks will be added. School Districts Dredge Up Names New political boundary names 1 are popping up in Central and Northwest Kansas. The state department of education has decided that school districts should have names as well as numbers. Some yet unnamed school districts are sponsoring contests among the students to dredge up names and other school boards just try to think one up. School district No. 213 is sponsoring a contest. The board of education turned the contest over to the I.enora High student council. schools in the district who comes t'p with a name which meets the approval of Lenora high school seniors. The senior class will vote on the title. The board suggested names be chosen from towns, geographical features, landmarks or other features cf the area. School District No. 487's board named its district after the city of Herington. Clifton - Clyde Unified District No. 224 board named its -district "Republican Valley". Gene Lambert, school board clerk, said the name was chosen because of area geography. He Dreads Yule Time SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) Roy Appl will be spending this Christmas in bed as he has for the past three Yule seasons. The Scott City construction man is in a Burlington_ Colo., hospital with his left leg'broken in two places. He was hurt when a well casing section rolled on him in a ditch. Last Christmas he was bedfast with a broken collar bone suffered in another accident. OTTAWA (AP) — Canada Two years ago he was in bed today awaited the results of a with a back injury, suffered when strike vote that could lead to the he tried to lift a heavy object Sfiil Battling Tax Claim WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Walter W. Wirts, Wichita, filed suit here Monday in U. S. District Court seeking to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from collecting a disputed income tax claim against him. Wirts was convicted of embez zlement of $74,741 from Bartin County State Bank, Lamar, Mo. and sentenced in 1965 to four years. He was paroled in 1966 major air- and in 1963 he was hospitalized wilh peneumonia. H ; s wife said: "I had planned to pen him up lling its 650 members Monday in the house several weeks be- night when contract talks with fore Christmas so he would still the government broke down aft er 26 months of negotiations and mediation. be healthy at tte holiday time." She said she acted a little late. GIVE KING EDWARD ' 't Ltrgttt Stlllng Cio»r CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOUNG MAN If you are willing to work for advancement and are between 21 and 28 years of age, have at least 2 years of college, ability to deal with people, you may qualify as a management trainee. Many fringe benefits. For Interview Phone R. R. Mattoon, TA 7-5501 IRS claims he owes taxes on writing some of the money. trained „. Wirts claimed the $74,7-5: he Mrs. Rosenkranz. repaid the bank as a deduction but it was not allowed To Report on Glen Elder Irrigation The proposed Glen Elder cam Wool Women Elect Officers BEVERLY Mrs. J. H. Greene, Beverly, is the new president of the Kansas Sheep and Wool Growers auxiliary. Other officers elected at the recent state ccnyention at Hutchinson were Mrs. Verlyn Nelson, Windom, first vice president; Mrs. Herbert Bol'iger, Abilene, second vice president; Mrs. Irvin Cooper, Haven, secretary- treasurer; Mrs. Leon Brethower, Bird City, historian, and Mrs. LeRoy McCosh, Abilene, parliamentarian. Mrs. York Taylor, Chapman, will-be state lamb promotion director. Mrs. Frances Haney, Abilene, will publish the auxiliary newsletter. You will be happily surprised Classified Ads sell old things. Fire Disturbs Firemen's Meal GARDEN CITY, Kan. x'AP)-r- Garden City's volunteer* firemen were at a Christmas dinner ia their honor Saturday night, dressed in their best. " But in the middle of the salad, they had to drop their forks to answer a fire alarm. 1 Fortunately it was just a trash fire, which was quickly doused, and they get back in time for the steaks. Their host was Emil Salyer, operator of a restaurant tha fireman had saved from destruction earlier this year. KIRBY Sales & Service At Salina Boat & Motor 524 S. Broadway TA 7-2267 SURROUND YOUR WRIST WITH *150 irrigation district steering committee will report on a year's activities during the next two weeks. A report will be made to Ottawa county farmers in the proposed district at 7:30 pm Wednesday at the Delphos high school. Thursday, the committee will report in Mitchell county at 7:30 pm at the Beloit building. Cloud county's report will be 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Glasco grade school. The 12 - man committee vi I report on visits to the Kansas Bostwick, Kirwin and Webster districts. Information on operation, maintenance costs, repayment, construction, development, yields, returns and organization will be discussed. Special Aid for Poor Readers WASHINGTON — Washington high school's remedial reading instructor is Vera Faye Rosenkranz. Previously, Mrs. Avis Jackson taught remedial reading on a part-time basis. 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