Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 21, 1973 · Page 24
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 24

Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, April 21, 1973
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GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Sit., April 21,1973 Worst storm in decade may be over for Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP)-One of Montana's worst storms in a decade appeared over today but power was still out in several areas and residents of some cities remained isolated from the rest of the state. Roads were still closed on all cerned about the after-effects of the storm, instructed his office to conduct some aerial re- connaisanoe of areas hit the hardest by the storm. A spokesman for Judge, who left Friday for Spokane, Wash., sides of several central Mon- said lhe governor was most concerned about the effect the tana communities, including Lewistown, but most areas ex- storm had on f a fmers peeled to be cleared by the ranchers, afternoon. TheNational Weather Service and Rocket attack victim A Soutn Vietnamese militiaman carries a wounded, bloodied girl from the wreckage of a house after a rocket attack Saturday on Hong Ngu, a village on the Vietnam-Cambodia border. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon) Easing of April tax ordeal may result The spokesman said that the lifted its blizzard warnings but "°"' a ^ TM gh TM y Department conlinued lo warn travelers of expected '° tave a " major hazardous driving conditions in northeastern Montana. Cities hit the heaviest by the storm were Billings, Bozeman and Lewistown. In Lewistown, travel was still impossible this morning on all highways. Snowplows were con- power tinually working to clear the areas, roads before the wind drifted them over again. Tiny Judith Gap had its population of 160 nearly doubled by stranded motorists. A cily official said an estimated 50 cars were left abandoned between the community and Harlowton, 17 miles away. Mark Haynes, mayor of Judith Gap, said nearly every home in the community "was filled to the seams" with the highways open by afternoon, except in the Lewistown area. The roads would be cleared by the evening, the spokesman said. In Billings, the task appeared to be digging out and restoring to several outlying Airports at Billings and Great Falls, closed all day Friday, were resuming limited operations. A spokesman in the flight tower at Logan Field, Billings' commercial airport, said 60 commercial airline flights were cancelled Friday because of the heavy snow. A spokesman for the Rural Electrification Association said 100 power poles were down in the Winnett and Roundup area north of Billings. The spokesman said REA customers in that area had been out power for over 24 hours. Another 25 residents northwest of Lewistown remained withoutelectrical power today. Law officials around the state reported no serious mishaps due to the storm, which cut a wide swath across central and eastern Montana. Bozeman continued to be isolated by the storm today. Boze- man Hill on U.S. 10 between Bozeman and Livingston was still closed to traffic. Traffic was prohibited on U.S. 191 southward'to West Yellowstone. Despite the heavy snowfall, the nearby ski area at Bridger Bowl was closed because 'the approaching road was impassable. The weather service said the weather would improve rapidly as the storm center moved eastward into North Dakota.' The storm left behind as much as 16 inches of snow at Lewistown, more than seven inches at Bozeman and about nine inches at Billings. The weather service said winds along the eastern border would create drifting problems, but predicted the heavy snow fall elsewhere in the state .would disappear rapidly under a strong warming trend. By KDMOND Lc BRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Before ending its marathon hearings on lax reform, (he House Ways and Means Committee seems likely to take a hard look at easing the April ordeal of filling out income lax returns. When the hearings began in early February, the tax writers said Iheir objective was greater simplicity, as well as greater equity, in lhe International Revenue Code. Most of the testimony has been for and against substantive proposals to close alleged loopholes in the lax system. The witnesses remaining to be heard are administration officials and committee members do not expect them to propose any sweeping revision of the code. But Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., has said that he will be asking the Treasury specialists especially for ideas on how to simplify tax returns when the hearings resume April 30. The administration has not said what it may have to offer on this, or on substantive tax changes. But earlier discussions indicate some of the areas that are likely to be explored. supporting material. Although sion was written for lhe benefit regulations applying to the re- it was substantially enlarged by of taxpayers who might have a tirement credit, which benefits ,,,, ,,,,,,,,, u CA the 1969 tax act, the standard large, nonrecurring increase o| some elderly persons who do neavy i osses for cen tral Mon- travelers. Haynes said the digging out process would likely expose deduction is still limited for income in a single year, as well 1973 income to 15 per cent up to as for those whose large- a maximum of $2,000. earning years are limited, such That limit is quickly ex- as professional athletes. The ceeded by nearly all laxpayers formula allows part of the extra who are making mortgage pay- income to be taxed as though it ments and paying real estate were spread out over five years taxes. And even by many ren- so thai lower bracket rates ters who live in states which apply. But it is complex enough impose substantial income and to deter many who do not have personal property taxes of their :lhe services of an auditor. not have large Social Security ta na livestock men. or other tax-free payments. "This is the worst kind of livestock," said own. Such persons can use the easy standard deduction only if they are willing to forego savings they could make by itemizing. Some of these could be given relief by increasing the dollar limit on the standard deduction. Another proposal which has found some favor would allow a taxpayer to itemize his mortgage interest and major local taxes, but then take a standard Even more complex are the Faced with the complaint that probably thousands of potential beneficiaries were passing up the credit because of the difficulty of computing it, the Internal Revenue Service finally offered to do the job for anyone who would provide the basic information. But the demand for simplifying the provision itself persists. weather for Haynes. "It was warm enough to get them wet, and then the wind will freeze them up." Another tiny Montana community -- Warren -- reportedly were entertaining another 50 stranded travelers: Gov. Thomas L. Judge, con- Effsberg fund-raising effort has aH-out help By P. CAMPBELL GARDETT Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -deduction, perhaps at some Barbra Streisand picked up the rate lower than 15 per cent, in p h o n e a n d sang "Twinkle, lieu of other specific items such Twinkle, Little Star." as charitable contributions, Comedian Carl Reiner, on the small casually losses, union other end of the line, promised and professional society dues, her a thousand dollars, and sales and gasoline taxes. .., c a n - t ever rcmember Two specific revenue code having a bir i hday party ]jke sections that have been criti- (niSi » said Daniel E u sberg . cized as inordinately com- Ellsberg and Anthony Russo, plicated and overdue for rewrit- defendants inthe Pentagon One is a further liberalization ing are those dealing with in- pa t pers (rial now windjng up of the standard deduction, come averaging and the retire- here say lney have needed enabling more taxpayers to dis- ment credit. mooo a month lo conduct thejr perse with detailed listings and The income averaging provi- defense . The money comes Mike Linton, 14, relaxes with his new pet, Molly Malone, in their suburban Wisconsin home, top. The picture of the Ihen starving dog, below, ran in the Milwaukee Journal this month. It was taken at the Humane Society shelter after the dog was found March 29, from contributions, ' and the Streisand-Reiner exchange at Ellsberg's reecent 42nd birthday party typifies the ail-oul approach of lhe fund raisers. Al $250 per couple, (he guests included Playboy publisher Hugh -Hefner, author David Halberstam and a slew of en- lerlainers headed by former Beatles John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Thy were invited to bid for Miss Streisand's vocal talents, proceeds -- said to be around $60,000 -- going to the defense. Jennings Lang, a Universal Studios executive who hosted the party at his home, contributed $1,000 lo hear "I'll Gel By." Another bid brought "A Little Help From My Friends." Reiner phoned his $1,000 request. Throwing party is just one way the defense fund gets money. Other methods range from nationwide mailings to money-raising "activities have organic sandwich sales. included "parlor parties and Stanley Scheinbaum, who is dinners across the country" in charge of the fund raising, where the defendants some- abu ° e a "dTecuritv'' says the defense case has cost times speak, as well as national "i h a , time of lhe ' '" ' almost two per 100,000 letters eyars ago. In the trial, the sonal phone calls, defense spent eight weeks One modest fund-raising ^sianfordReseTrchTnstit'ule" presenting its case before effort was ordered stopped by In one f th resling lasl Thursday. The U.S. Dislrict Court Judge Mail ' government is now presenting Byrne, who is trying the case, rebuttal witnesses. Russo's wife was told to ston . . j , "We've had a handful of selling organic sandwiches to S nTlhTTT people, maybe five or 10, who the press. She was, it was ruled, on? tim^and"!^ dtslribute ^he or two others have given sizably more. Mostly they've been nickel and dime gifts. About 20,000 people have given us money." Despite the contributions, Scheinbaum says the defense team is $75,000 in debt. The defense claims monthly expenses of $10,000 for trial transcript, $5,000 for copying and $1,500 for a downtown office. Undisclosed salaries go to five attorneys and three consultants,including a former Pentagon security official. About 15 young researchers -several of them from a Stanford University commune and olhers on leave from law school courses -- earn a "subsistence wage" of $50 to $80 a week, Scheinbaum says. Scheinbaum is usually in court during the sessions, What a little love can do starving, burned on the chest and face and covered with lar. A society spokesman said many similar dogs are found each month. The Linton family, which has an 8-year-old terrier, brought their new dog, estimated lo be about 1 year old, home April 8. (AP Wirephoto) Computer not considered trust-worthy accomplice By LEIK ERICKSON Associated Press Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Parker said. Other illegal operalions by where it wouldn't be noticed, Quiet weekend for Nixons ration information or assets and the theft or copying of "If all we're doing up to now is accidentally discovering these things, one wonders how much of Ihis kind of criminal aclivity is going on that never gets detected," he said. "So my message to the proprietors of computer systems is: "The computer is the ideal tool for detecting wrongful manipulation of its systems. I say we better be using it now." Parker, heading SRI studies on computer security, has worked more than six years on analyzing criminal use of data- processing syslems. bezzling or thefl scheme in mind may even know the basic rules of (he detection system," Parker said. "But he slill can't know what changes are being made, day by day, hour by hour or minute by minute." For instance, an atlempted retrieval of confidential information would be reported by the computer wilh the names of lhe people running, using and guarding it at (he lime, he said. From (here (he security people can check for any possible collusion or unusual activ- ily palterns, lie said. "The possibility of exposure represents a real Ihreal In the computer criminal, who has an investment in his professional life thai would be ruined if his ads became known lo his associates," Parker said. The face is familiar, but Postman George Bayliss and n canine observer by the name of "Mr. Chips" give each other it mutual and respectful wide berth, Mr. Chipt teemed to be having trouble recognizing Postman Buyllss in his new Postal Service regulation walking shorts. The cncounler ended with end) going his own way but making regular checks over lhe shoulder In check the other's progress. (AP Wlrepliolo) By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer KEY B1SCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Leaving his three lop assistants in Washington, President Nixon is at his bayside home here for what he says he hopes will be a quiet Easter weekend twith his family. Missing from the presidential entourage were H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's closes! personal aide; domestic policy assistant John IX Elirlichmaii, and foreign policy adviser Henry A. Kissinger. Ifaldcmnn and Ehrlichm'an often have accompanied Nixon on holiday trips to Florida and Southern California, sometimes bringing their families. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, who did fly South with Nixon, explained (heir absence by say- ing they were spending Easter with Iheir families. Kissinger, another frequent traveler wilh Nixon, will address The Associated Press annual luncheon in New York- Monday. Arriving at nearby Homestead Air Force Base Friday afternoon, Nixon was asked by newsmen about the Watergate inquiries. He did not respond. Ziegler said (he President wound up a cabinet meeting in Washington earlier in fhe day by pointing out "that he had instructed everyone in the White House and government to cooperate fully wilh the on going investigation by the grand jury." Ziegler quoted Nixon us saying "the objective is to develop facts and the entire truth of the matter." V, Before leaving Washington, He has designed a detection - e ....,, 6 TM.. , f n d reporting system for a Parker said lhe man told him Nixon had a telephone confer- large bank as a mode! f° r , tecn - thal he regarded laking from a ence wilh Asst. Ally. Gen Henn i q u e s lo uneover an V ille gal cor Poration justifiable if he ry E. Pelersen who is directing acllv "" !s - could 8* away wilh it. But the the Justice Department's Wa- Parker said the computer can man said that, if |, c found a tergate inquiries. be programmed for continuous money-filled wallet in the Ziegler has said Nixon has ch fjing of the smallest details street, he would return it to (he been spending considerable and m a random fashion ' owncr "J" sl 'ike any normal lime on the Watergate case and ' The P cne 'ralor with an cm- person." its growing ramifications. The President was asked upon arrival if he looked forward to a quiet weekend here, He replied, "I hope so." Besides Ziegler, the only aides who accompanied the President were personal sccrc- DENVER (AP)-Scvcral per- the Slmim-1 tary Rose Mary Woods and sons were treated for smoke in- TM®" ltad . | '''l'«»ntaw*r. Stephen Bull, an assistant to |, a i ation Saturday morning fol- slud . lowing a fire at n three-story Sever apartment hotel here. finn- ,,,,, floor were cvncuntcd by lad- Apartment building burns in Denver Ha'dcman, n , " Cl "" C(1 ' officillls i lcnm " 3 °» "» WHITMAN DIES Poet Walt Whitman died al the age of 73 on March 28,1W2. The fire -started In a first- flooY apartment at the hotel dcrs. The fire w« control within tinder t,

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