Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 4, 1970 · Page 32
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Your Personal Finance- College Costs Up Again This Year By CARLTON SMITH '•' Four years of college can now •cost as much as $19,040 in this Need a Better Car or Truck? WE CAN HELP If you need a better truck or car, we can help. Can arrange all the financing you need. If you are in business for yourself especially we can arrange easy terms for you, and you won't have to tie up your working capital. Come in and let us explain our various loon plans. Stretch out your payments for as long as 5 years if you need to. Delberr L. Patrick Branch Manager Carroll Phone 712-792-4336 finance company Fort Dodge country — and that's a bare- bones figure with little allowance for social activities and incidentals. Average four-year cost in 1970, for a cross-section list of 98 representative U.S. colleges ^and universities, is $12,770. It's an increase of 7.2 per cent over the 1969 figure — Which means that college expenses have increased by nearly a fifth more than general living costs in the past year, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. A list showing annual expenses at 98 U.S. and seven Canadian colleges and universities is published yearly by an insurance company, Mutual of New York. The 1970 figures on four- year costs range from a low of $8,008 (University of Texas) to $19,040 (Columbia). They are conservative figures, covering only tuition and fees — shown separately on the MONY list — and board and room, plus a flat $500 to cover "laundry, travel, books, clothes and other student needis." For many students, $500 a year for all incidentals would be austerity, if not impossible. It is possible, however, for some students to get by for less than the lowest figure on the list — at state-supported schools where tuition is free or relatively low for residents. The MONY figures are based on fees for out-of-state students. What inflation has done to college costs becomes apparent when you look back at MONY's figures for the past several years. In 1970, at the 10 most expensive s c ih o o 1 s, four-year costs ranged from $17,400 to $19,040, 14 Timet Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1970 with the average being $17,910. In 1965, the top 10 ranged from $13,280 to $14,260, with the average cost $13,624. In 1959, the top 10 ranged from $10,860 to $12,000, averaging $11,400. Thus, among the nation's most expensive colleges, costs rose 20 per cent in the six years following '59, then shot up nearly a third in the high-inflation years since 1965. In all, the average cost is up 57 per cent. Questions, Answers on Tax Matters Among the economy schools on the MONY list — the 10 least expensive: In 1959, four-year costs ranged from $5,500 to $6,300. By 1965 the range was $6,180 to $7,212. This year it's $8,008 to $9,020. Average four-year cost among these least-expensive schools rose 17 per cent in the first six years, and 23 per cent from '65 to '70 — up 44 per cent for the whole period. The bargains in education appear to be in Canada. The highest four-year cost there — at McGill, a top-rated university — is $10,240. Average for the seven Canadian schools on the list is $8,380. That's $4,390 below the U.S. average — 34 per cent less. At Saskatchewan U., you can get by for $1,828 a year. As for college costs anywhere, MONY points out that four-year totals shown this year are "based on today's costs, and will probably be higher by the time four years have elapsed." Anyway, we can be thankful that people have smaller families than, say, rabbits. If you ihad 98 sons and daughters, and sent one to each of the U.S. colleges on the MONY list, it would cost you $1,251,488, just at this year's prices. Youth Collect for UNICEF in Area WANT A DATE? You get a date on every package of Gus Glaser Wieners, Smorgasbord Pale, Gourmet Pak, Ham Slices, all of the new vacuum packaged sliced luncheon meats. You and your butcher know it's fresh because you can see the date stamped on every package. The first number is the month, the second number is the day and just by looking, anyone can tell the last day the meat is guaranteed fresh. "Geta date with Gus" and get meat that is guaranteed fresh. M »-V_*-'. GUS GLASER MEATS, INC. FORT DODGE, IOWA (Times Herald Newa Service) WESTSIDE — The Junior High Youth Fellowship of the United Presbyterian Church in Vail and Westside collected for UNICEF in their respective towns on Saturday evening, Oct. 31st. A door to door collection started in each of the towns at 5 p.m., and resulted in over $44 being collected in Westside and about $25 in Vail. Thirteen young people, including members and guests, took part in the project at Westside. The Vail group joined them for a party alt the church basement following the soliciting. A bonfire and marshiwalliow roast at the Westside park concluded the evening. Rev. Ion Swedberg and Mrs. Freddie Podey from Vail and Mrs. George Coffin and Mrs. Ray Peters from Westside assisted with the party and arrangements. In 1864, Gen. Jubal Early of the Confederate army levied a ransom of $200,000 on the city of Frederick, Md. This column of questions and answers on federal tax matters IN provided by the local office of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is published as a public service to taxpayers. The column answers questions most frequently asked by taxpayers, Q — My children are now in school and I've started back to work. My husband is claiming all our exemptions on his job so what should I do on mine? A — Since the same exemption should not be claimed by two taxpayers, do not claim any withholding exemptions on your job unless your husband drops them. To avoid owing additional tax at the end of the year, you may want to have your employer withhold taxes on the basis of no exemptions or at a single person's rate. In many cases where both husband and wife work, not enough is withheld to meet their full tax liability. Q — Can I give my 16-year old son a shotgun and take him hunting with me without breaking any federal gun law? A - Yes. Under the 1968 Gun Control Act your son may not buy a shotgun or ammunition for it until he is 18. However, this does not mean that you cannot supply him with what he needs. Q — I don't understand the letter I got from IRS. What should I do? A — Contact your local IRS office and explain the situation to them. Identify the letter you received so the person helping you can advise you as to what action may be necessary. Q — Some of the deductions I claimed were disallowed because all I had were checks made out to cash to back them up. I thought checks were good records? A — They are in most cases but a check made out to cash does not indicate the nature of the expense. To substantiate an expense your records should indicate the date paid, amount and nature of expense. Q — I work for my room and board at college. Is this taxable? A —- In your situation it probably will be. The fair market value of the room and board should be added to any other income you have. If the total is $1,700 or more a tax return must be filed. Room and board would not be taxable if they are furnished on the employer's premises and for his convenience. In addition, acceptance of the lodging must be a condition of employment. A typical example of this would be a camp counselor. Accept Measures Shocked by terrorism, most Canadians accept the government's stringent measures to combat it. Left, guards check visitors to Montreal's provincial court building. Right, for the first time in history troops guard government buildings. Ugly Mood Pervades Quebec— 'String 'Em Up by Their Feet 9 MONTREAL (NEA) — A policeman and an army sentry stopped a long-haired student outside a side entrance to the University of Quebec the other day. It was a routine detainment for purposes of identification. But in a moment a small, curious crowd had gathered, led by a chunky Australian immigrant who urged the officers to, "Give 'em what for, mates, put his .... in jail." It was typical of the mood of this city and this province today. As elsewhere, there has never been wide sympathy in Canada for those people popularly associated with the revolutionary left — students, Communists or whomever. The mayor of Montreal once said bluntly: "Hippies are not welcome in our city." But now what was once merely suspicion has turned to open animosity. Shocked by the recent terrorist kidnapings and murder, buffeted again by the government's imposition of near : martial law restriction, Canadians of varied backgrounds have reacted with rare, sometimes ugly, unanimity. They want justice done, a return to normalcy — and they want it by whatever means necessary. The means the government is using are harsh: abrupt curtailment of individual freedoms. Using a World War II "War Measures Act," half of Canada's combat military — perhaps 11,000 troops — have been moved into action to crush "potential civil insurrection." Along with an equal number of police, authorities now have almost unlimited power to arrest and detain anyone at any time. There has been some muted outrage at the severity of this dominion reaction. T. C. Douglas, head of the minority National Democratic party, says: "It's like surgery to cure a cold. We can't defend democracy by eroding it." In the long run, perhaps, his words are likely to characterize the present situation. But, in the short run, the characterization is completely the opposite. Rather than argu ing, many Canadians seem to accept, even enjoy, the emergency jerk to law and order. Pollster George Gallup has determined that 51 per cent of Canada's population (and 54 per cent of Quebec's) agree with the "get-tough" policy concerning leftists. Thirty-seven per cent more feel things should be even tougher. Everywhere here, there are signs of a sentiment that is at least excessive and at most dangerous. Robert Limieux, a young, angry attorney who has represented the Quebec terrorists during this current period (and has been jailed for the association), says he has received a letter from "the Canada Vigilantes" which advises him that someone would "come and slaughter you and yours." Letters to the editors of various French-language newspapers cry, "au poteau" (to the gallows) with revolutionaries. Ladies in some sections of Montreal offer hot soup in gratitude for the presence of federal guards with Sten submachine guns. Work-a-day types such as taxi driver Harold Unger sums it up: "Those . . . terrorists should be strung by the feet. Give me five minutes in a room with one of them. I tell you. I'd know what to do all right." And not only does the sentiment stem from the people, but from some of their representatives as well. There is talk in the legislature about reinstating the death penalty. The minister of defense has speculated about the possibility of increasing Canada's military strength (now only 90,000). Police in Montreal have been quoted as hoping the new laws "give us a chance to pick up some . . . . . . we never could before." The mayors of some towns have hinted they may begin taking repressive steps against "wrong-thinking" . political enemies. "I tell you," says one Ottawa educator, "I've never seen such a mood in Canada — it could lead to almost any- BRENNY'S Lowest Everyday Shelf Price in Town Prices effective thru Mon. r Nov. 9—FREE $90 THIS WEEK—No Purchase Necessary—Save Tope OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sat. — 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday HOLY SPIRIT TURKEY DINNER Sun., Nov. 8 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PORK STEAK Lean, Meaty OSAGE PEACHES $« 00 No. ZVz Cans VAN CAMP PORK & BEANS No. 2 Cans Preserves 2 £ 49c Cucumber Chips 29c Salad Dressing GK " « 29c Ripe Olives ^~~~-.«. 29c Relish M « 29c Ketchup 1 *" 3 ?»' $1 Hi-C Orange 3 4 <" 89c Tomato Juice Sb """«» 29c ,• Wll* Mussulman—Apple, M No. 2 <£f rllliriQ Raisin or Lemon £| for H> | Fruit Cocktail 4 "'$1 Beef Stew D '" 1 59c C CHICKEN NOODLE 4% •#OUD Shurtti.o-.__: J for Q^fC Shurfin* CAKE MIXES—FROSTING or Brownie Mix ^_ 29c Facial Tissue Puff$ 4 *»• $1 Coffee 2 ^ $179 Holium Sandwich Bread 3 »> 89c P. Wenzels Host Weekend Guests (Times Herald Newt Service) WESTSIDE — Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wenzel and Sylvia were Mr. and Mrs. John Derby and Mikel, and Paul Wenzel from Sioux City and Susan Wenzel of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Lony Bartels and family of Des Moines were Saturday supper guests of Mr and Mrs. Otto Massman. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Peters and Ohriatene of Omaha spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James Clark and also visited cither relatives and friends. A surprise pink and blue shower at the Arnold Brus home at Manning Saturday evening honored Mrs. David Maasen of Des Moines. Mrs. Dale Musfeldt of Des Moines was the hostess. Mrs. Glenn Lenz, Mrs. Dennis Maasen, and Mrs. Donald Maa sen and Darlis from Westside were among the guests. thing." And former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker adds: "Some are on the verge of taking revenge in their own hands." In fairness, it should be said that the emotions of the nation, and especially Quebes Province, have been strained to their limits by terrorist arrogance and demand. Federal troops and upgraded police powers have helped ease the tension by cutting the crime rate as much as 80 per cent in some areas, pushing the terrorists at least out of sight and eliminating the possibility of additional disruption. Yet there is something contradictory about a democratic nation taking so easily to what amounts to a police state. When the federal crackdown began, one of the early morning raids was made on a variety store owned by Cecile Pacquette. It was a heavy-handed error. But after the squad cars had left, and the shaken Mrs. Pacquette was safe again, she did not complain. All she could meekly say was, "I suppose everyone can make a mistake." BACON ENDS 4 £ 99c Morrell ^ CHOPPED PORK (An 8-ox. pkg. @ 69c is $1.38 a lb.) Country Style SAUSAGE u GROUND BEEF 3 u , $ 1 69 Wilson me% BRAUNSCHWEIGER Lb . 48 Detlefsen Hosts Duplicate Bridge (Times Herald News Service) MANNING - Max Detlefsen was host to the Manning Duplicate Bridge Club on Saturday evening, Oct. 31, at the American Legion Hall. Four tables were directed in play by Charles Walker of Denison. Bernice Ohde and Dorothy Arp of Manning placed first; Agnes Wansing, Denison and Alma Schelldorf, Manning, second; Max Detlefsen and Willis Puck, Manning, third. Evelyn Polking will host the club in two weeks. TO SUM IT ALL UP »-__• A Photograph album that will make you a better collector. Bnimount... No Glue ... No Comers... No fuss. C. R. Gibson brings you a Photograph Album worthy of your selection . . . Large U 5 / 8 x 12V4 in. Just lift the acetate sheet and place your pictures where you will. Bound, in almost indestructible, richly grained heavy vinyl. Available w Red, Sand Beige, Brown, Greei and White. K2325 $6.00 K25 Refill .set $3.00 Available at STONE'S Carroll, Iowa Bananas Lb tOc RED POTATOES 20 - 69c Lange's First Choice or Wellesley Farm Ice i Cream Gal 59 THANK YOU My sincere thanks to the voters of Carroll County for your support of me as Demo­ cratic Candidate for County Supervisor, Second District. WALTER KOSTER 2nd District Supervisor

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