Your Personal Finance- Let's Shed a Tear for Charles Green By CARLTON SMITH This is "Let's All Feel Sorry for Charlie Green Week." And don't stop reading, because Charlie Green may be — or probably is — you. Charlie has been doing pretty well in the past 10 years. He has had pay raises, from 1960 to 1970, totaling $3.500. But he deserves our sympathy because somebody, or something, is clipping the whole $3,500 every year, from his pay envelope or from his prockets. A little murmur of sympathy, please: "Oh, poor Charlie." In one sense. Charlie is an Imaginary character. He was invented by the Tax Foundation a couple of years ago. But in another, he's as real as you. Charlie is a typical white-collar American taxpayer. Charlie with his lives wife, in a suburb Shirley. They have a son, 19, in college, and a daughter, 17. who is a high- school senior. Ten years ago, Charlie's income was $7,500. $11,000 — slightly the average U.S. Today it's more than family of four. But, says the Tax Foundation, since 1960: Charlie's state income tax has increased 161 per cent. His local property taxes have gone up 108 per cent. His Social Security tax has risen from $120 to $374 — up 212 per cent. His total federal tax bill has increased 84 per cent. In all, direct taxes this year (forgetting hidden taxes) cost Charlie $3,475, or 32 per cent of every buck he earns. All together, now: "Oh, poor Charlie!" Here are some of the sad details: Ten years ago, his state income tax (on earnings of $7,500) was $80. This year it's $209. But that's only the beginning, at the state level. Sales tax, gasoline, cigarette, beverage and other special taxes bring the total to $508 — compared to $204 in 1960. Coming down to the local level, where the Greens pay property taxes, they get hit even harder — for a total of $1,442. School taxes, up 117 per cent, take $643. Other property taxes, up 101 per cent, take $708. Miscellaneous local taxes of $91 fill out the total. Federal taxes have risen, in the 10 years, from $831 to $1,525. Here, then, is what's hap- pening to Charlie's $3,500 pay raise: He's paying $1,768 more in taxes, which eat up more than half of the raise. And the dollar bill that was worth $1 in 1960 is today worth 77 cents —with inflation eating up the rest of his $3,500. Chorus: "Oh, oh — poor Charlie!" But save me one or two tears for the last of this sad tale. That was the story on only direct taxes. The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to research and education, decided that Charlie would need a new tweed suit this fall, and started toting up (in addition to the sales tax, of course) all the hidden taxes. At least 116 hidden taxes, says their expert on hidden taxes. And the last time he ran up a tally on some other household items, it came out at least 100 taxes on an egg, 151 on a loaf of bread and 150 on a woman's hat. So now you know why "Let's All Feel Sorry for Charlie Green Week" deserves your wholehearted support. All together, now: "Oh, (sob), poor me!" Vogls Feted With House Warming (Times Herald News Service) HALBUR — Mr. and Mrs. George F. Vogl who recently moved from their farm southwest of Halbur to their new residence in Halbur were given a lousewarming by neighbors Tuesday evening. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steffes, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hausman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dalhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Eischeid, Mrs. Ida Williams, Florine Rose Wittrock, Koenig, Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. 3enry Potthoff, Mr. and Mrs. William Rolfes, Mr. and Mrs. ^yril Williams, August Wittock, William Testroet, Phil Dentlinger and Joseph Bluml. An evening of pinochle was played and high score prizes were won by Mrs. Wittrock and Jyril Williams; second high )rizes by Mrs. Hausman and William Testroet; high bid prize s won by August Wittrock and low prizes by Mrs. Pott- loff and Phil Dentlinger. Lunch which the guests brought was "ater served. 8 Times Herald, Carroll, le. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1970 Fund-Raiser Gail Fisher, Emmy award- winning television star, has been named Goodwill Ambassadress for the 1971 National Easter Seal Campaign, March 1-April 11. Miss Fisher will play a leading role in raising i'unds to aid 250,000 handicapped children and adults. Auburn UPW Circles Meet (Times Herald News Service) AUBURN — Circles I and II of the United Presbyterian Women met Thursday afternoon. Eight members of Circle I, met at the Fellowship Hall with Mrs. Loyd Meyer and Mrs. Mike Holmes as hostesses. Mrs. Elden Murray presided at ithe business meeting. Alice Corry conducted the lesson. The women decided to purchase two >3 gift certificates. Family Night will be Nov. 8 .vith circles III and IV in charge >f the planning. Praise Service will be in November with Circle I in charge. The nexit meeting date is un- lecided. It will be a potluck dinner in the home of Mrs. Carl 3runs. The "banks" are to be urned in at this meeting. Twelve members and one visitor, Mrs. Viva Sylvester, Oakland, Calif., of Circle I met ait the home of Mrs. Caroline Hungate with Mrs. F. A. Shelp and Mrs. LeRoy Wunder- y as hostesses. Mrs. Hungate opened the meeting with prayer. Mrs. F. L. iarto read from the "Mission Yearbook of Prayer". Mrs. James Fyfe led in the lesson discussion. Routine reports were read. Donations for two blankets ivere received. Carroll County Proceedings Board of Supervisors Office, Carroll, Iowa Monday, September 28, 1970 The Board of Supervisors of Cai roll County, Iowa met in regular ac journed session at the Board Offic at Carroll, Iowa the county seat o said County on Monday, Septembe 28, 1970 at 9:00 a.m. Central Da light Savings Time pursuant to la' the rules of said Board and to ad journment with all members pres ent. The time having arrived, t h Board of Supervisors opened bids fo shouldering 1.2 miles of Secondar Roads. The bids were as follows: L Roy & Erv Dozer Service, Arcadia Iowa $9,728.64; Stenstrom Construe tion Co., Coon Rapids, Iowa $10,130 00 and Goecke Construction Co Carroll, Iowa 11,484.00. A motion was made by Ore Thomas and seconded by W a 1 t e Koster to award the contract to Le Roy & Erv Dozer Service, Arcadia Iowa. This contract was signed. On motion the Board of Superv sors approved the cancellation of th Cigarette Permit issued to Ear Thede, Manager of the Swan Lak Concessions. On motion the Board of Supervi •ors approved the Monthly report of the following: D e L o r e s Joens Justice of the Peace, Manning, lows and Nancy Anne Hanson, Justice o the Peace, Glidden, Iowa. These re ports are on file in the office of tlv County Auditor. On motion the Board of Supervi sors proceeded to audit and allow following claims and authorized the County Auditor to issue warrants for same: GENERAL FUND John H. Smith, Extra Help Treas. Office 90 40 Francis J. Clark, Jailer ... 233.60 Walter Koster, Mileage 41 30 Warren Remsburg, Mile , age .... 47.80 Leonard Rupiper, Mileage 37 8( Jack Thein, Mileage 4220 Orel Thomas, Mileage . 25.20 Letha E. Grundmeier. Postage: Auditor 2 60 Fidlar & Chambers, Office Supplies: Aud. 373.45 Recorder 2.97 376.45 Monroe, Office Equip. Maint.: Aud. 25 00 Xerox Corporation, Office Supplies: Recorder 88.00 T r e c k Photographic Inc., Sheriff Supplies 33.60 John G. Longnecker, Meet- Ing Expense 22.60 Brenny's Market, Jail Supplies 9 15 Joe's Paint Center, Kentile for Jail Floor 70 35 Pest Kil Chemical Co., Courthouse: Spraying (Sept.) 8.00 Doris W a 1 k u p. County Nurse: Mileage 100.20 Koch Brothers, Office Supplies : Co. Nurse 3.12 Swan Lake Concessions, Refund on 3 Quarters Cig Permit .. . 37.50 Koch Brothers, Election Supplies 28.75 Manning Monitor, Publish Proceedings 76.52 Manning Monitor, Publish Notice 20.16 Drees Co. Inc., Gravel Used in Sewer Work on Jim Ransom Property 17.92 Wm. J. Soppe, Cutting Weeds 30.00 Carroll County Regional Planning Commission, 1970 Dues - Population 8966 at Ribbon & Carbon Supply Co., Office Supplies: Social Services Iowa Public Service Co., Elec.: Social Services COURT FUND B. G. Tranter, Postmaster, 896.60 89.10 28.61 Postage: Clerk ..................... 200.0 Koch Brothers, Office Supplies: Clerk ..................... 455,8 Ribbon & Carbon Supply Co., Office Supplies: Clerk 13.7 Triner Scale & Mfg. Co., Office Equipment: Clerk ... 3.5 Pitney-Bowes Inc., Rental of Equip.: Clerk ................ 64.5 Xerox Corporation, Rental of Equip: Clerk .................... . 232.8 West Publishing Co., Law Library Supplies ................ 90.0 S h e p a r d's Citations Inc., Law Library Supplies .. . 44.0 The Lawyers Coop. Pub. Co., Law Library Supplies ........ 5.0 John G. Longnecker, District Court: Sheriff Fees .. 27.7 Crawferd Co. Memorial Hosp., Blood Alcohol Test: Daryl Remmick . 15 o Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Tom Dryden ............................ 5.01 Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Pamela Sue Siemer .. . 10 01 Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Vickl Batta .............. 4 QI Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Vicki Batta .................... 5.00 POOR FUND Fareway Store, Provisions . 7.00 Thrifty Food Mkt.. Provisions ........................... 35.00 B & H Super Valu, Provisions ............... 16.00 Textor's Store, Provisions .. 8.00 Iowa Public Service Co., Elec ................. Arcadia Telephone Co., Telephone ........................ Dr. Robert F. Barels, Dental ............. Dr. H. K. Richardson. Glasses .................. Wm. R. Graves Acct., Rent .............................. Loretta Horback, Rent .......... Mr. C. C. Easier, Rent ....... Jerry Stangl, Rent ........... Vina Connor Acct., Rent . . Norine Swank, Rent ................ Myrtle Dailey Estate, Rent .......................... Raymond Friedmen, Care .. -atholic Charities, Care ...... G u t h r i e County Home, County -ash Allowance Ray Vanderheiden, Home: Plumbing ................. eo D. Burns, Provisions : County Home ................. Kelly's Shoe Store, County Home: Clothing .................. . B. Morrison, M.D.. County Home: Medical Care . Social Security Medical Ins., Medical Ins. .................... Keck Inc., County Home: Freight ................. Al's Corner Oil Co., County Home: Grain Purchased .. STATE 4.50 7.00 42.00 65.00 55.00 55.00 30.00 40.00 55.00 90.00 90.00 181.79 281.50 20.00 347.24 10.74 165.85 200.00 34.80 8.26 494.40 INSTITUTION FUND Dr. R. B. Morrison, Comm. Phy. Fee - Mental Illnesi Case ............ 15 50 William Kurth, Comm. Atty. Fee - Mental Illnesi 15.50 1500 75.50 7.03 530.48 a.OO ames C. Smith, Atty. Appt. by Court - Mental Illness Case ................... sharp Funeral Home, Ambulance: Mental Illness Case ............................ Elmer Daiker, Transportation : Voluntary Mental Illness Case .......... *lrs. Monroe Streeter, Refund of Medicare Credit received after family paid for Care ............................ awrence Pudenz, Assistant - Trip to Clarinda - Mental Illness Case ............... MENTAL HEALTH FUND u t h r i • County Home, Car* ........................................ 074.55 Shady Lawn Rest Home, Sept. Care Lakeview Manor Inc., Sept. 500.00 1,818.90 Care V e r n a Deal, Room & Board 25.00 V e r n a Deal, Room & Board 32.13 Perry Nursing Home, Sept. Care 165.00 Social Security Medical Ins., Medical Ins 17.40 Cash Allowance 5.00 Cook & Caslow Drug Co., Drugs 87.90 SECONDARY ROAD FUND Charles Hugg, Gravel Checker 61.00 John Von Bon, Gravel Checker 114.75 Mileage 24.30 139.05 Joe Vanderheiden, O v e r- lime 120.00 Duane Wenck, Overtime 37.00 Susie add Legal Monroe. Office Equip. Questions, Answers on Tax Matters This column of question* nnd answers on fedcrnl tax matters Is provided by thp local office of the V.S. Internal Revenue Service and Is published as H public service to taxpayers. The column answers questions most frequently asked by taxpayers. QUESTION: I've been getting social security since my father had a stroke and had to quit work. I'm 17 now. I heard there is some way I can keep getting the checks even after I'm 18. Is this true? ANSWER: Yes. If you're not married and you stay in school full time, you can get social security until you're 22. Or if you are so disabled that you can't work, your checks would continue for as long as the disability lasts. Q _ | moved into a motel with my family for a few weeks while our home was being fixed up after <a fire. Is it true the living expenses paid by our insurance for this period are not taxable? A — Amounts you received for living expenses from your insurance company may be partially tax exempt under the Tax Reform Act of 1969. It provides that amounts received to offset an increase in your living costs as a result of the loss of use of your home need not be reported. This provision covers situations where a taxpayer's home is damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm or other casualty, or he is denied access to his home by governmental authorities because a casualty occurred or may occur. Q — My wife hired a cleaning woman last month. Where can I get information about the social security tax that has to be paid for this help? A — Send a post card to your local IRS office and ask for a copy of Form 942, Employer's Quarterly Return for Household Employees. It has the information you will need to fill out the form. The deadline for filing the return and paying taxes due for the July, August and September quarter is November 2. Q — Where can I get help with my taxes? I just opened a business of my own. A — Contact your local IRS office. They have a special pub- Carroll Hi-Recorder Published by the Students of Carroll High School Vol. 17 Saturday, November 7, 1970 No. 10 Lived in 'Model* Capital — Patti Hartzell Tells About Brazil Getting out of school at 11:45, doesn't sound like Carroll High! Perhaps those lazy students should move to Brazil but then who wants to be at school at 7:45. This is things Pattie just one Hartzell of the experienced under the American Field Service summer program. On Thursday, October 28, Patti presented an assembly for the student body in which she told of her stay in the home of a Brazilian architect. After some general comments about her stay Patti showed films of her "step" family and of points of interest. Leaving Carroll at the end of June Patti arrived in New York where she met numerous other students in the A.F.S. program. These students then departed for South America and arrived in to be her home for eight weeks. Patti's family consisted of her father, mother, and two sisters. Two maids also lived in the home. Every morning except Sunday Patti attended an all-girls on July 5 Patti Brazil which was Catholic school from 7:45 to 11:45. On Saturday classes lasted only until 10:00. She stated that the teenagers did not have to attend school every day and that many attend only occasionally. The city of Brasilia is only ten years old. Patti's "father" was the architect of many of the buildings built in the "model city." In Brazil the season was winter, the exact opposite of Iowa. Although it was winter Patti said they went swimming almost every day. A favorite dress of the women and girls in Brasilia is slacks. Patti commented that her "sisters" owned only one dress. The food In Brazil is very sweet and Patti couldn't understand how her sisters could stay so slim when she continually ate sweet foods. A typical Brazilian party lasts until 3:00 a.m. and what is considered a GOOD party often lasts until 7:00 in the morning, leaving little time to recuperate before starting the day. lication "Mr. Kit" designed Businessman's especially for you. They will arrange to meet with you to present your kit and to explain your obligations under the tax laws. Q — I just got a letter saying my 1968 return is being examined. How far can you go back? A — IRS generally has three years from the date a return is due to assess additional taxes. However, under special circumstances the general rule may not apply. For example, in fraud cases there is no time limit. PATTI HARTZELL tells the —Hi-Recorder Photo student body and faculty of her experiences as an American Abroad in Brazil. Tiger Talk By Dave Topel In the rain, sleet, and snow, last Friday, the Tigers were left stranded on Denison's 7 yd. line as time ran out. In a last minute drive, the Monarchs were shocked by the Tigers' sleeper play that went for a 56 yd. gain. Randy Lynn Olerich again was on the receiving end of a play that almost broke against Harlan and again Friday. The game was full of action and shouldn't be regarded as a total loss for the Bengals. Key extra points plays failed and were the difference in the game. .. Randy "Bomber" Plotz lived up to his name as he scored twice in the Tiger cause. Once on a TD pass from Kim Thorup and the other on an exciting intercepted covered 92 pass yds. return that For his excellent play, Randy has been named "Athlete of the Week" Wednesday night the Bengals host Glidden-Ralston for their final game of the season. Let's support our team! Congratulations are in order for Mr. Knott for his emotional and inspirational speech at last week's pep meeting. Look inside yourself and see if he isn't right. You've got a hole in your soul if you think yourself too big to support your team in any .and every circumstance. Let's show Mr. Knott and everyone else that we've got enough respect for the players to support them to the end. They are representatives of our school and deserve to hear us on the sidelines. As a cheering section, cur record is a lot worse than 1 and 7. Think about it! Bee Upsets French Class One bright blue October day recently a young bee was out and about trying his buzzer. Suddenly an open window on the third floor at the northwest corner of the high school building loomed before him. "Why not go in for a visit?" he asked himself. The strange sounds those young people were making (French, no doubt) trailed off .. . What a welcome?!? Anne Merritt ducked her head, Olivier Crane drew back in his chair, Sophie Beneke registered alarm, Christiane Jones giggled in glee, Juergens covered Anne-Marie her blonde head, Gisele Peterson prepared to take flight, Nadine Severin shrieked, Marc Olson lifted his head, Etienne Brandl opened his mouth in surprise, Babette Helmkamp looked this way and that, Deb Bernholtz made for the door, Sherry Erickson calmly looked up from her work, Madame Fitzpatrick looked uncertain. Meantime the bee was busy — he was here, there, and everywhere. Finally the bewildered visitor caught sight of Guillaume Daniels' curly head. "I'll just light here for a moment to get my bearings," he thought. Enter the "heroes" — Didier Nam. A workbook streaks through the air. Crash! Th* young bee falls to the floor. "Always knew your head was good for something, Guillaume!" chorused the class. Maint.: Eng. ichmi age Martin L. Schmeiser, Miie- 81.00 51.20 23.00 Audrey Neppl, Mileage Iowa Public Service Co., Elec.: Co. Garage 12.91 Manning Muni. Light Plant. Elec.: Co. Garage 1.00 Jerry Stangl, Mileage 47.31 Paper Calmenson & Co., Garage Supplies 348.75 Halbur Hdwe. Co., Garage Equip.: Heater . 475.00 Kuhl & Vogt, Road Maint. .98 Del Chemical Corp.. Road Maint. . 126.51 Iowa State Highway Comm., Road Maint. . 9.34 Otmar Bierl, Road Maint. 80.16 A. Moorhouse Co., Road Maint. 27.39 L. F. Vender, Rental for Sign Storage 300.00 Premier Products, Rond Maint. 15.80 Premier Fastener Co., Road Maint. 26.35 Brown Supply Co. Inc., As. phalt Concrete Maint. 372.50 Bridge Maint. 20.00 392.50 B & B Asphalt Inc., Asphalt Concrete Maint. 859.46 Pound Construction Co., Gravel 3,183.44 Pound Construction Co., Gravel 4,443.88 Leone Hobbs, Bridge Maint.: Gravel 27.50 Standard Oil Co., Diesel Fuel 88.92 <isgen Oil Co., Diesel Fuel 89.22 Dillivan Service, Gas and Oil . 8.38 Winnike & Masehing Oil Co., Gasoline 777.40 Malcom & Thompson Irnplt. Co., Repairs . . 2.00 Vivian Equip Co., Repairs .. 35U.91 Manning Oil Co., Repairs 5.00 ix Brothers, Repairs 2.50; Gas 33.69 36.19 Missouri Valley Machinery Co., Repairs 178.47 r e m i e r Products, Misc. Supplies .. 47.04 Michael Todd & Co. Inc., Snow Removal ... 149.00 jynel M. Onken. R.O.W. . 499.80 Mary T. Fangman, R.O.W. . 531.00 Bell Trust, R.O.W. 2,697.00 Edward Hoffman & Mrs. Emma Krause. R.O.W. .... 807.30 WEED FUND ohn L. Beyerink, Meeting Expense 13.10 BRUCELLOSIS FUND Uchard Shirbroun, Testing 357.50 Jonald J. Casey, Testing 9.00 "eon J. Wermmont. Testing 20.00 i. H. Ives, Testing . 3.00 . A. Morton, Testing 2.00 On nation the Board of Supervi- ors adjourned until Monday; Qcto- er 12, 1970. Warren Remsburg, Chairman Leon P. Oswald, County Auditor Play Rehearsals Coming Along Well With only six rehearsals remaining before the presentation of the play, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," November 19 and 20, the cast is now spending numerous long hours rehearsing their lines. This week placings and body positions are also being stressed. The director, Mr. James Knott, commented that rehearsals are coming along as well as can be expected, with no major problems as of yet. "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" is the deep and interesting story of how one woman alone not only influenced the beliefs but also ruined the lives of many young school girls. These roles are played by Derrith Thomas (Sandy), Jan Krogh (Monica), Deb De- Bower and Robyn Martin (Jennie). Miss Jean Brodie (Gail Thorup) finds her love life very interesting and uses it to aggra- Is it true that Gary Shultz really ate Julie Evans' bean?? (Candy that is!) -OE? Patti Hartzell and Caroline Tan Creti went to Omaha and survived. Patti did the driving. _OE- Champion Wrestler of the Week goes to Deb Bernholtz. She successfully pinned three opponents straight. ~OE- Personal to Curt Lane: From now on take two aspirins before leaving home. i vate others. She has many admirers, all of whom try earnestly to win her love equally. Lloyd (Jim DeBower) endeavors to persuade Miss Brodie time and time again that it is she he needs even though he has a family of his own. Mr, Lowther (John Peterson or Kim Thorup) also strives to win her attention by helping with her classes. However, all of these attempts fail, because Miss Brodie's true love, as she explains it, was killed on Flaund- ens Hill. Among the challenges for the technical staff are area lighting and varied platform settings, both of which techniques will be used to point up and interpret specific scenes. AT PLAY REHEARSAL students, Jan Miss Jean Krogh, Patti Hartzell, Ann Bliss, and Thorup. Shelley Monahan, are instructed by —Hi-Recorder Photo Brodie, played by Gail Fun Trip to Omaha for Band Event Getting up at 5:30 a.m. may prove to be a bit hazardous to most people, but this is not the case with our energetic high school band students. Except for a few pillows and blankets and hair in curlers, most band membens looked half human last Saturday morning. After leaving Carroll at 6:30 a.m., the members split up into three main groups: the sleepers, the gossipers, and the vocalists. The sleepers consisted of those who didn't quite make it home early Friday night While listening to the gossipens gab, one found out many things, some of which were practically unbelievable! The freshman girls, along with a few seniors originated their own chorus for the trip. Maureen Ohde, Karen Hansen, Cindy Sunderman, and Jill and Jeri Krogh were just a few freshman girls who entertained the rest of their friends. The talents of Paula Severin and Patti Hartzell consisted of serenading Paul Abbe. After two hours of pure chaos, the band finally reached its destination, the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Neb. The rest of the morning was spent rehearsing in the freezing cold for the football show that afternoon. Immediately following the rehearsal, all band students were served a free lunch in the cafeteria. However some students chose to run down to the shopping center to eat. Ron Anderson seemed to be luckier than most though. Instead of walking, he hitch-hiked with two pom-pom girls! After performing a successful halftime show the girls left to go shopping at the Westroads for an hour. Upon returning to the bus, the group distributed the food and settled down for the long ride home. Some of the activities on the return trip consisted of weigh-in's in which Wayne Hill acted as the scale, and watching the antios in the back seat of the bus which should have been rated for adults only. Reaching Carroll about 7:30 p.m., the members got off the bus with more gossip than they had started out with and more tunes for their collection of "bus" songs. All in all, most students made it home in one piece, many of them looking forward to a similar trip next year.
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