Z GREELEY'(Co!o.) TRIBUNE Thurs,, April 20,1972 Tribune Editorial Patiie ; '. \ Â· i - Â·" ' ' Â· V^ Opinion - Analysis Â· Interpretation P.duse and Ponder ; Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not'in him. --I John 2:15 ! Senate Says Never Again Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for $6 Billion Blunder ..'*. ...*..'Â· . . . . ...*.. _ ,i._ r--si., n,,, wiihrmlHInff more tlian i t . had exbecled. By HOB ART ROWEN (c) 1*72, Th* Wathlngton Post WASHINGTON -- This is the slory of a 5 billion lo 6 billion dollar tax blunder made by the federal government, and being aid for by individuals whose ncome depends largely on a .ingle wage or salary. Â· It may, in fact; turn out to e not only one of the most )inarre financial goofs of all ime, but one which adds lo he taxpayers' sense o f : being ed up with (he bureaucracy. Incredible as it sounds con- The Senate's vote to curb the presidential war powers is far more than, ax some profess to believe, a petulant response to the exclusion oC Congress from decision-making in Vietnam. This action is indeed related to the United Stales' agonizing Southeast Asian involvement, but it says in deadly earnest: Never again! Never again, that is, a war into which we slip without declaration a n d , what is worse, without a sober assessment of how n particular conflict will serve the national interest. Never again a war into which, guided by presidential assurances that t h i s or that must lie done to implement our common in- ijjrcsts or safeguard the national security, we move step by step as into a morass. Â·Â· Two formidable points against the measure have been raised by its opponents. One is that it unconstitutionally infringes the powers of the chief executive. The other is that it miphl leave the president powerless to act in some crucial situation not foreseen by the Â·bill's authors. These are considerations which must be weighed w i t h care. Presumably this was done by the senators in the course of prolonged discussion and debate on the (]iiestion. A very large majority of them -- the vote was 68 to 16 -- seem to have concluded that the bill's restrictions neither violate the Constitution nor would unduly hamper the President should a crisis.arise. We concur in this. The hope is that the House of Representatives will concur, also, rejecting its' essentially pointier bill in favor of the Senate's more effective approach. The unmistakable message of Vietnam is that sliding deeper and deeper into undeclared war, on the strength of presidential assurances that expanded action is necessary, runs counter lo the welfare of the United States. Letters to the Tribune Special Education Teachers Lauded To'-'The. Tribune: How many pnrenls Â·under- stand the special education programs in our Weld County schools? Â· ' How many parents arc aware of iwhat is 'taking place in the special cd classrooms? How many parents know why their children need extra help? Do parents accept the fact lh?l their children need special ed; or ni'e they ashamed? Why don'l more parents visit Ihe special ed classes? Why don'l more parents t a k e part in their children's cduca.- linn? job, and they need your support. Here, In education, arc the greatest battles "of the century, perhaps even in American history, being fought. The communication harrier i.s being broken, bit by hit, even f it lakes special help lo do it. Our youngsters are Riven the support they need, as long as with others who had also been cfyisulfcd, namely a doctor o veterinary medicine' and ; ai expert on Brahma Bulls r e l u c t a n t l y recommendec h u m a n e euthanasia. The de cision as to the ulli'mati disposal of Willy's remains wa,' led for others with the propei As a suggestion, (he fiesl; they need it, to become c o n - h e i f e r might be namet Iribnloi's lo society instead or burdens. Here is the real American Revolution. And these teachers arc not soldiers or summer sunshine patriots. "Willie." They arc t r u l y behind y o t i r j kids. Are you? Thyllis Neuschwangcr m. I, Box 114, Gill W i l l i a m M. Dye, presideir H u m a n e Society Of Weld County P.O. Box 398, Grccley sidcring .the array of available compulers and -technicians, the Internal- Revenue Service arid related committees onCapilol Hill established schedules for taking taxes out of pay envelopes this year that will result in over-withholding a t - l e a s t 5 billion to 6 billion dollars more than the tax law requires. The sage starts with the fact that in 1972, (he opposite mistake was made: The withholding schedules resulted in "Under-withholding" for millions of taxpayers, who then discovered.-they still owed uncle sam a big bundle/when making out their final, tax .payment for April 17 this year. . UtKfer-Wirhheld" Â· Most who found themselves in this situation arc families where both spouses had jobs, or where Ihe husband or wife had two jobs. They were "under-withheld" because the tax law last year for the first time provided a more generous minimum standard dcduclion which was reflected in withholding rales. But where there were two jobs IT'LL TAKE A REGULAR HOUDINl! These arc bul H lew of the H u m a n Society. questions I had - a f t e r visiting \ ., c _ ...', .. school. I f o u n d - s o m e answers" 1 0 -oncernea w l l h i n my own experience, or,pv n?. Tribune: Â· rather, my '.ar'k of oxnrTionc.o.j 'Two recent articles in Ihe Humane Society Gets Undeserved Black Eye To Tlie Tribune: I have just finished reading Mrs. K a t h l e e n llasch';; letter l i n which she says Ihe H u m a n e |Society is "Not worthy ,of Ihe ,'name." 'hadn't realized how vcryj(; r ,, 0 |,,y Tribune arc giving Hid M'' s - Hsscli has been hit in iinjch parents arc sincerely!Humane Soeicly of Weld Counly|lhcj)ainru| area oMhe jxickel wanted of; my at school, knowledge The extent of special education included exactly four words: "remedial readinp" and completely undeserved blackjhook bill I am confident there eye. One .nrlicle concerned ,was no injustice. a' ] noted it cost her $13.50 to I,niter To The Tribune from a ; c l a i m her dog. Ten dollars is ".speech therapy," because 1've|disj;iislcd citiv.cn who felt the Ihe normal fee for claiming a had children in both. Humane Society is not worthy ring. Three f i f t y is a licensing Rul r bad no idea of the hf Ihe name. The'oilier article fee so I assume she netzleclcd But f had no idea of patient, dedicated, ami expansive efforts behind the extra help my kids had received. I hf the name. The'oilier article concerned the u n f o r t u n a t e hut necessary disposal of Willy, Ihe ' haying any v a l u e to my children's learning. 1 found lhal 1 fvas needed and wan'.cd, and t h a i my ideas can help; plain fee so I assume she neglected lo m c n l i o n in ber angry letter l h a l her dog didn't license when it was' around the neighborhood. have r u n n i n g ...... .... Brahma H u l l . hadn't known I was needed, lei The Humane Socicly means alone wanted. I didu'l know I j a variety of things to the i,Yoqiioiilly j |, ave had deal- could serve in any worlhwlnlelcjij/cns of our community. j ngs w j||, f] le Humane Socicly capacity, i never dreamed dial [When a Humane Officer iu-,_ |- vc j|] w; ,y s f n ,i m ] (hem ray ideas could be accepted as vestibules ami ^acls upon a courteous and helpful. '""' '" "" Mrs. Masch staled lhal al a ;an tell a pet lhal for and not a stray. did me. With on'welfare! seven kids and And you can stand up and be; counted, too. Your Kids arc im'portnnl, each and every one. I f : y o u don't believe me, visit yojir child's special education class, and find out for yourself. cruelly complain!; or picks up injured animal on the strrci. and rushes il lo a v e t e r i n a r i a n ; ^ locates and i d e n t i f i e s a ( l o R J y lhal has b i t t e n someone possibly saves Ihcm Ihe agony! of unnecessary rabies Ircal-- lot of (rouble for dogs lhal are obviously someone's pels. More and More Women Inventors Obtain Patents in the family, the wilbholding (able was allowing credit lor hat dcduciion in both cases. So the' ' administration and Congress set about lo correct this siluation. But when they arranged higher withholding rales for Ibis calendar year to more closely match the real tax obligations of the two-job family or the "moonlighler," they automatically set Ihcm too high 'or Ihe man or woman wilh a single JOD. Insiders knew that the pendulum would swing from under- withholding lo over-withholding. Tlie rationale was that (hose who would be over-withheld by he new schedules could easily file a W-4 Form with their employers, claiming additional exemplions that would reduce [heir weekly fax bile. No Rush for W-4s Bui as fop officials now conc e d e , taxpayers (possibly twcause they were conscious lhat underwithholding had been the problem the year before) did not rush to file W-4s in the anticipaled numbers. Nixon administration officials foresaw lhat over-withholding would complicate (heir lives in a year when (tie economy would need all the stimulation it could get to promote recovery. In testimony last year, Treasury and IKS officials urged that a House Ways and Means Com- millec proposal, which was designed to correct the under- withholding in two stages, be adopted lo soflen Ihe blow. But Ihe Senate Finance Committee got its way in conference, put- ling higher withholding rates at once for wages paid after Jan. 15, 1972. The impact of Ihe new rates has been dramatic. For the firsl quarter of the year, the Treasury rakeri in $2' billion more man u Â»Â«Â« CAJICUIUU. That's an $8 billion annual rate. A top Nixon aide told Tlie Washington Post, lhat making allowance for a hoped-for Influx of W-4 Forms, the withholding excess lor (he year might not je more than 5 billion to 6 jillion dollars. But even that much represents a massive miscalculation. It Is not ;only oppressive, ' but a far cry from .he reduced tax burden that President Nixon had touted in iis budget message and Slate of the Union address in lanuary, as "a return of power to (he people." Dampens Hopes for Recovery Anything like 5 billion or 6 billion dollars taken out of the consumer spending stream, even acknowledging that the taxpayers eventually will get the money back, dampens the hopes for recovery. On the other h,and, as Wall S t r e e t Economist Sam Nakagama points out, the same miscalculation which brings in more' money lo the treasury (helping reduce the Â· federal deficit this year to less than $30 billion instead of the projected $38.8 billion) also reduces the pressure on the money markets, and leads to tower interest rates. That may have allowed the Federa Reserve to follow a more liberal monetary policy than it otherwise would. What an ironic twisl! Granting lhat it's tough to set withholding rates lhat cover the whole complexity of tax liability situations, the fact that the IRS and two technicians groups on Capitol Hill are establishing Ihe Economic policy-mix for the whole Government should lift" more than eyebrows around this (own. mm f\-^K Of Smith Â·^-/ fe And Men mcnt; Ihcn people see him in. I have found t h a t the Humane one wav Society's prime concern is the Yet ' i h e Humane Socicly i niil ' ls well-being. They have mean's somclhing completely! l rnvl[ic(l information so thnl Ihe ' 1 different when Ihe same officer I could be contacted - You'll never believe very | Â·y[simply dues what' he was alsn'i'alhcr Ihan picking up the dog. I UU II I I U V I J I ISI-lll'* U Ull .1 Â» 1 / l.llllll'l T \ J I J I .J ii 1111. Â· Â· Â« * . - I ' l l ! much these teachers care u n l i l ' l u r c d lo do - enforcing t h e ! ' hey Iinvc even supplied he I M r^" _ . I . . . ..- . . . _ i _ i I nn-nm-Q ii'iinn frnm met I h n t h a i Ihe Cily of (Ircelcy has large in Ihe sired anrl wllhoiil!Â«l'vious lhal Ihe well-cared for collar or license. Our Iwolpd doesn't even have a city H u m a n e officers who observed) this violation cmild do n o t h i n g less I h a n enforce Ihe ordinance required in Ihcir contract. Tlie front pngn picture slory about Willy, Ihe Tirahmn ' implies lhal Ihe Humane I f they were interested in the money, I'm sure Ilicy would rush right mil and pick up the vou see il They care cnnuqhileash law. The case iirnoinljowners name from just lo i see lhal each child gc'.s Ihciconceincd n dig r u n n i n g al!' 1 ? 1 ".TM la.fi number when personal attention he needs. They are so p r o u d , of his progress, and they wanl you In shtire lhal pride. authority lo decide. Willy was considered as sopirlhirjg special lo many people. 1 can understand Ihe desire to preserve his memory wilh pome monument. However,' Willy is gDiie, and for Ihe pricscnl, not forgotten. j'crhnps, (he licsly heifer who .succeeded Willy, could he n living memorial Ifl his memory Ihe il's dug. When they have had lo and pick up a dog they contact the owner if (hey can. They have in some instances required lhal Socicly endorsed the decision tolincdical allcnlion be sought for sell Willy In a packing house.(llio dog if needed. Our Shelter Manager, Steve; ]\| rs . Hasch has porlraycd Ihe Spells, wax consulted abniil Ilielmon as vultures in an orange health and condition of Willy. ,ir schools are doing a great I Manager Spells, in ajirccmonl The Greeley Daily Tribune \ ond The Greeloy Republican \ EXECUTIVE STAFF M i l . l P F I K I ) I I A N S K N I,EO n. K O K N K I _, J Â» K K K S l l l i C K J l ! ..... '' PnMWin I K O t l K . I l T W i n i . t l N D Jlulliun M u r . l A . I.. 1 - K ' l K T l K K M dr.. M i r r . t . l A J I K S W. r t l l ' l - B ........ .. -------- S..rU 1 ' u M l j l i l n p Co. | . 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I Ihink il's xioplc aren't oung men who work for Ihe liimanc Society and Ihe job hey are doing and their feeling for Ihe animals. I've seen a n o t h e r side and our Humane Society is one of Ihe icsl and most Humane in every sense of Ihe word. Lynne Graham 2531 9lh Avc. Ct. LONDON (AP) - "0 Uickj Man," allcr severa.1 months of preparation, is being f i l m e d in I.(union and (he north of Kng- land. The schedule calls for weeks of flhnlne. lli By DENNIS DUGGAN (C) 1972, Newsday The vision of Indian or African women bent over streams and laboriously beallng their clothes clean against the rocks was for years a n . u n s e l t l i n g one lo Boston inventor Richard Walton. Then he did something about it. He invented a plastic washing machine adaptable lo - p r i m i t i v e areas. The machine, which docs .four pounds of wash, is being manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co., at a cost of about $Â·1 each, and is becoming a common sight along Ihe banks of streams and rivers in Central and South America. "I call that inventing backwards," says Isaac Fleischmann, director of information in the U.S. I'alcnt Office, Arlington, Va. "He did it to help people, and he did it by simplifying an already achieved solution -- t h e washing machine." Itie Patent Office thinks 1972 w i l l - b e a banner year, topping last year's record award of 70,000 patents. "We expect lo award over 83,000 patents," says Fleischmann, who sounds like a man who enjoys his job. More Women Inventors More and more woman inventors are showing up at the Patent O f f i c e , says Fleisch- m a n n , who ascribes this to the fact that they arc working at belter jobs. "A woman in a k i l c h e n will invent kitchen equipment; a woman in a chemical laboratory will invent somclhing to do wilh thai kind of work." Still, jusl a shade over one per cent of last year's inventions were by women. The nolion lhal conglomerates and multi- n a t i o n a l commercial companies have swept the independent inventor off his feet isn't cx- aclly Inre, cither. More Ihan a f i f t h of all applicants for a patent are still made by persevering garrel-garagc-bascmcnl inventors. The Patent Office (races its beginning to, April 10, 1790 when the Ihcn-secrelary of slate, Thomas Jefferson, was (he first lo oversea paten! applications. Jefferson was an inventor, bul he decreed that anyone who worked in Ihe Patent Office could not apply for a patent because of a possible conflict of interest. That is still true for the 2,700 employes of the o[lice, half of whom are engineers. America's first patent went lo Samuel Hopkins of Poltsfield, Vt., who invented a process for manufacturing potash used in fertili- sers. In those days, the invention was named after Ihe inventor. "We began using numbers in 183G,": says Fleischmann, "because (here were too many Joneses and Smiths." No. 1 was received by a Maipe legislator for a cog railway apparatus. The latest number, 3,653,073, was given lo a group of Kaiser Aluminum Co. engineers for a,software system for digi- lal compulers. 70 Per Cent Granted About 70 per cent of all patenl applications are granted by Ihe Patent Office a f t e r it has checked them out. H costs around $225 for an inventor to get a patent, including a $65 filing fee, a $10fl f i n a l fee and printing costs. . "A patent is a negative right," explains Fleischmann. "II prevents others from making or selling an invention that has such a patent. It also provides valuable information to Ihe public and saves them time and money so t h a t they don't have to run around discovering America every day." There's an intense interest in the Patent Office. Each day the office f i l l s requests for '22,000. to 25,000 copies of patents it has granted. More Ihan 3,000 people and firms . m a i n t a i n permanent accounts with the office so lhal if, for example, a patent is granted for a ballpoint pen, all ballboinl buffs receive a copy from Ihe office. "It's like a department store account. We simply bill the account," says Fleischmann. The Patent Office has been a bureau of the Department of Commerce .since 1925, when it was Iransferred out of Ihe Deparlmcnl of The Interior. It is a busy bureau whose work also includes issuing trademarks to U.S. companies -- ihe Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ;lion is one famous example. "You can invent the great- csl thing in (he world, but if you don't trademark il properly so Ihe public will buy it, il's wasted time," claims Fleischmann. I^st year 33.000 trademark applications were received, and 23,000 were approved. Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, April 20, :he l i l l h day of 1972. There arc 2, r 5 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1775, American forces licgan Ihe siege of lioston in Ihe American Revolution. On this d.ile: In !f57, Jews in New Amsterdam were granted equal rights and privileges of citizens. In 1662, Connecticut was granted a royal charter extending to the Pacific Ocean. In 1C76, Bacon's Rebellion broke out in Virginia. In I8M, the U.S. Congress established the Territory of Wisconsin. In 18B9, Adolf Hitler was bnrn in Austria, In 10-15, in Wqrlrt War II, (he U.S. Seventh Army captured Nuernberg, Germany. Ten years ago: liontsls in New Orleans offered lo furnish free' one-way tickets for blacks wanting to go Northern cities. j Five years ago: U.S. Navy jets blaslcd clcclric power] plants at the North Vielnamesc[ port of Haiphong. i One year ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled lhal busing, of sludenls could be ordered to achieve racial balance. Today's birthday: Nuclear physicist Alvln Weinbcrg is 57. Thought for today: I! is not best l o . swap horses while crossing (he river-Abraham Lincoln, 1DM-1B65. By JACK SMITH (C) 1972, The Los Angeles Times Wrilers from oiil of town have a hard time 1 trying to get Los Angeles down on paper. Photographers have it even Â· harder. Whatever it is that gives Los Angeles its character, ; il can'l he verbalized or photographed. Â· : New York has its skyline; San Francisco its bridge; Paris .' its Arc de Triomphe. The only two pictures 1 can think of Â· off-hand that instantly identify Los Angeles are the cily hall ; and Grauman's Chinese Theater, and they don't give us a ,. lot of character. ' ' : Writers sourly appraising l.os Angeles from their hotel ; rooms the morning after they arrive are understandably prone to appease their sense of blah by calling room service; and while they're waiting for the day's first Bloody Mary Â·. they sit at their portables lo bat out a few words reassuring ' the folks back home that Nathaniel West was right; thai ' their correspondent is in the cily of broken dreams at (his very moment, wasting his talent away among boors and Philistines and mindless suntanned beach girls, and you can't even get any room service, for God's sakes. Streets in Right Town I've been there. I've often tried to write something about a strange city. New York and Paris, lo be sure; ant! San Francisco, and Hannibal and Sauk Centre. So far as I know, . I've rarely got anything down but cliches, since that's what ' 1 see. All I can hope for is thai I've got. the buildings on the right streets and hare Ihe streets in Ihe right town. Once, to fell the Inilh, I wrole lhal I had seen Grant's Tomb in Washington, D.C., but lhat was during the war and it was only on a postcard I wrote to my wife explaining why I nadn t written sooner. Those were heady days. I was about o depart for Ihe Pacific. I wasn't getting much sleep in \\ashmglon, and when I did get some, I dreamed. So I had wlner dreamed I saw Grant's Tomb in Washington, or I had ' actually been to New York and seen Grant's Tomb but coultln t remember having been lo New York. All Senses Alert Similar things seem to happen lo New York writers who come (o l.os Angeles and search about, in (he tradition of de locquevillc, all their senses alert, for those quick unerring insights that make even (he nalives see Iheir city as they never have before. Uceenlly a man from Time wrote about our deadly fascination with molion and the aulomobile; how we love "the roaring brule car lhat shrinks the land, expands your reach wilt, churning heady acccleralion . . . and sends you floating dangerously at dizzy speeds, free and loose and careless, aciots (he land," and how in the end the brute will destroy us. He may be right. . Bul I can't figure oul what t h e chap from Time had in TMi nrfÂ« " , descrlb , C(l a P'ace where tourists go when they gci off the plane and try to locate our downtown . . . "So ha! they can taste t h e drama of the big cily, just the way they would back in Cleveland or Chicago or New York " Swish of Traffic At r usk, he said, "[hey position themselves in (he oMnc cilys tallest, busiest building and are simul- y bee-swarmed by the swish of traffic, smell of bagels, ,Â° n Â»?, P y',u ho i ll!in S of P ab s. while they wait to feel 01 me place coming right through their shoe ncon-sparkly sidewalk." the bundle of sensalions Rice Earns More GEORGETOWN - Guyana's rice industry, despite adverse weather, raised ils exsxirl in 1071 by $1 million lo $10 million. Hicc is Ihe country's third-largest foreign-exchange earner. art Â« ANSWERS 1 ''Â·''" - PP'"" 1 ~ Shadow - Jf/iS IT A cum when ihe other fellow HAS IT.
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