Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 7, 1970 · Page 16
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Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, November 7, 1970
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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 lives in a suburb with his wife, 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. Today it's $11,000 — slightly more than the average U.S. 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: 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!" 8 Times Herald, Carroll, la, Saturday, Nov. 7, 1970 Questions, Answers on Tax Matters This column of questions and answers on federal tax matters is 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. 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- 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 housewarming 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 Koenig, Mrs. Rose Wittrock, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Potthoff, Mr. and Mrs. William Rolfes, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Williams, August Wittrock, William Testroet, Phil Dentlinger and Joseph Bluml. An evening of pinochle was played and high score prizes were won by Mrs. Wittrock and Cyril Williams; second high prizes by Mrs. Hausman and William Testroet; high bid prize was won by August Wittrock and low prizes by Mrs. Potthoff and Phil Dentlinger. Lunch which the guests brought was later served. Fund-Raiser Gail Fisher, Emmy award- winning television star, has been named Goodwill Ambassadress for the 197i National Easter Seal Campaign, March 1-April 11. Miss Fisher will play a leading role in raising funds to aid 250,000 handicapped children and adults. Auburn UPW Circles Meet (Times Herald News Service) AUBURN — Circles I and H 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 itihe business meeting. Alice Oorry conducted the lesson. The women decided to purchase two $3 gift certificates. Family Night will be Nov. 8 with circles III and IV in charge of the planning. Praise Service will be in November with Circle I in charge. The next meeting date is undecided. It will be a potluck dinner in the home of Mrs. Carl Bruns. The "banks" are to be turned 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 Wunderly as hostesses. Mrs. Hungate opened the meeting with prayer. Mrs. F. L. Barto read from the "Mission Yearbook of Prayer". Mrs. James Fyfe led in the lesson discussion. Routine reports were read. Donations for two blankets were received. Carroll County Proceedings Board of Supervisors Office, Carroll, Iowa Monday, September 28, 1970 The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, Iowa met in regular adjourned session at the Board Office at Carroll, Iowa the county seat of said County on Monday, September 28, 1970 at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Savings Time pursuant to law the rules of said Board and to adjournment with all members present. The time having arrived, the Board of Supervisors opened bids for shouldering 1.2 miles of Secondary Roads. The bids were as follows: LeRoy & Erv Dozer Service, Arcadia, Iowa $9,728.64; Stenstrom Construction Co., Coon Rapids, Iowa $10,130.00 and Goecke Construction Co., Carroll, Iowa 11,484.00. A motion was made by Orel Thomas and seconded by Walter Koster to award the contract to LeRoy & Erv Dozer Service, Arcadia, Iowa. This contract was signed. On motion the Board of Supervisors approved the cancellation of the Cigarette Permit issued to Earl Thede, Manager of the Swan Lake Concessions. On motion the Board of Supervisors approved the Monthly reports of the following: D e L o r e s Joens, Justice of the Peace, Manning, Iowa and Nancy Anne Hanson, Justice of the Peace, Glidden, Iowa. These reports are on file in the office of the County Auditor. On motion the Board of Supervisors 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, Mileage 47.80 Leonard Rupiper, Mileage .. 37.80 Jack Thein, Mileage 42.20 Orel Thomas, Mileage 25.20 Letha E. Grundmeier, Postage: Auditor 2.60 Fidlar & Chambers, Office Supplies: Aud. 373.45 Recorder 2.97 378.42 Monroe, Office Equip. Maint.: Aud 25.00 Xerox Corporation, Office Supplies: Recorder 58.00 T r e c k Photographic Inc., Sheriff Supplies 33.60 John G. Longnecker, Meeting Expense 22.60 Brenny's Market, Jail Supplies 9.15 Joe's Paint Center, Kentile for Jail Floor 76.35 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 .10 896.60 Ribbon & Carbon Supply Co., Office Supplies: Social Services 89.10 Iowa Public Service Co., Elec.: Social Services 28.61 COURT FUND B. G. Tranter, Postmaster, i Postage: Clerk 200.00 Koch Brothers, Office Supplies: Clerk 455.85 Ribbon & Carbon Supply Co., Office Supplies: Clerk 13.75 Triner Seale & Mfg. Co., Office Equipment: Clerk 3.50 Pitney-Bowes Inc., Rental of Equip.: Clerk Xerox Corporation, Rental of Equip: Clerk 64.50 232.80 90.00 44.00 5.00 27.70 15.00 5.00 10.00 4.00 5.00 7.00 35.00 16.00 8.00 1.00 4.50 7.00 42.00 65.00 West Publishing Co., Law Library Supplies S h e p a r d's Citations Inc., Law Library Supplies The Lawyers Coop. Pub. Co., Law Library Supplies John G. Longnecker, District Court: Sheriff Fees Crawford Co. Memorial Hosp., Blood Alcohol Test: Daryl Remmick Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Tom Dryden Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Pamela Sue Siemer Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Vicki Batta Frank Gach, Justice Court: JP Fees - State vs. Vicki Batta POOR FUND Fareway Store, Provisions . Thrifty Food Mkt., Provisions B & H Super Valu, Provisions Textor's Store, Provisions .. 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 55.00 Mr. C. C. Basler. Rent 55.00 Jerry Stangl, Rent 30.00 Nina Connor Acct., Rent ... 40.00 Norine Swank, Rent 55.00 Myrtle Dailey Estate, Rent 90.00 Raymond Friedmen, Care .. 90.00 Catholic Charities, Care 181.79 Guthrie County Home, Care 281.50 'Cash Allowance 20.00 Ray Vanderheiden, County Home: Plumbing 347.24 Leo D. Burns, Provisions: County Home 10.74 Kelly's Shoe Store, County Home: Clothing 165.85 R. B. Morrison, M.D.. County Home: Medical Care .... 200.00 Social Security Medical Ins., Medical Ins. 34.80 Keck Inc., County Home: Freight 8.26 Al's Corner Oil Co.. County Home: Grain Purchased .- 494.40 STATE INSTITUTION FUND Dr. R. B. Morrison, Comm. Phy. Fee - Mental Illness William Kurth, Comm. Atty. Fee - Mental Illness James C. Smith, Atty. Appt. by Court - Mental Hlness Case 15.00 Sharp Funeral Home, Ambulance: Mental Illness Case Elmer Daiker, Transportation: Voluntary Mental Illness Case Mrs. Monroe Streeter, Refund of Medicare Credit received after family paid - for Care Lawrence Pudenz, Assistant - Trip to Clarinda - Mental Illness Case Rest Home, , Sept. & & 15.50 15.50 75.50 7.03 530.45 8.00 MENTAL HEALTH FUND Guthrie County Home, Care «74,55 Shady Lawn Sept. Care Lakeview Manor Inc Care V e r n a Deal, Room Board V e r n a Deal, Room Board Perry Nursing Home, Sept Care Social Security Medical Ins., Medical Ins Cash Allowance Cook & Caslow Drug Co., Drugs SECONDARY ROAD FUND Charles Hugg, Gravel Checker John Von Bon, Gravel Checker 114.75 Mileage 24.30 Joe Vanderheiden, Over- lime Duane Wenck, Overtime Susie add Legal Monroe, Office Equip. Maint.: Eng Martin L. Schmeiser, Mileage Audrey Neppl, Mileage Iowa Public Service Co., Elec: Co. Garage Manning Muni. Light Plant, Elec.: Co. Garage Jerry Stangl, Mileage Paper Calmenson & Co., Garage Supplies Halbur Hriwe. Co., Garage Equip.: Heater Kuhl & Vogt, Road Maint. .. Del Chemical Corp., Road Maint. Iowa State Highway Comm., Road Maint Otmar Bier], Road Maint. A. Moorhouse Co., Road Maint L. F. Yender, Rental for Sign Storage Premier Products, Road Maint Premier Fastener Co., Road Maint. Brown Supply Co. Inc., As. phalt Concrete Maint. 372.50 Bridge Maint. 20.00 B & B Asphalt Inc., Asphalt Concrete Maint. Pound Construction Co., Gravel 3,183.44 Pound Construction Co., Gravel 4,443.88 Leone Hobbs, Bridge Maint.: Gravel Standard Oil Co., Diesel Fuel Kisgen Oil Co., Diesel Fuel Dillivan Service, Gas and Oil Winnike & Masching Oil Co., Gasoline Malcom & Thompson Implt. Co., Repairs Vivian Equip Co., Repairs .. Manning Oil Co., Repairs .... Rix Brothers, Repairs 2.50; Gas 33.69 Missouri Valley Machinery Co., Repairs Premier Products, Misc. Supplies Michael Todd & Co. Inc., Snow Removal 149.00 Lynel 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 WEED FUND John L. Beyerink, Meeting Expense BRUCELLOSIS FUND Richard Shirbroun, Testing Donald J. Casey, Testing Leon J. Wernimont, Testing L. H. Ives, Testing J. A. Morton, Testing On motion the Board of Supervisors adjourned until Monday) October 12. 1970. Warren Remsburg, Chairman Leon P. Oswald, County Auditor 500.00 1,818.90 25.00 32.13 165.00 17.40 5.00 87.90 61.00 139.05 120.00 37.00 81.00 51.20 23.00 12.91 1.00 47.31 348.75 475.00 .98 126.51 9.34 86.16 27.39 300.00 15.80 26.35 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 tine? ANSWER: Yes. If you 're not married and you stay in school full time, you can get social se curity 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 — I 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 publication "Mr. Businessman's Kit" designed 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. Carroll Hi-Recorder Published by the Students of Carroll High School Vol. 17 Saturday, November 7, 1970 No. 10 Lived in 'Model 9 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 just one of the things Pattie Hartzell 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 on July 5 Patti arrived in Brazil which was 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 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. Tiger Talk By Dave Topel the —Hi-Recorder Photo student body and PATTI HARTZELL tells faculty of her experiences as an American Abroad in Brazil. 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 k t minute drive the Monarch were shocked by the Tigers sleeper p 1 a j 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 pass return that covered 92 yds. 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, our record is a lot worse than 1 and 7. Think about itl 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, Anne-Marie Juergens covered 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! The young bee falls to the floor. "Always knew your head was good for something, Guillaume!" chorused the class. Play Rehearsals Coming Along Well 392.50 859.46 27.50 88.92 89.22 8.38 777.40 2.00 356.91 5.00 36.19 178.47 47.04 807.30 13.10 357.50 9.00 20.00 3.00 2.00 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 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 Krogh, Patti Hartzell, Ann Bliss, and Shelley Monahan, are instructed by —Hi-Recorder Photo Miss Jean Brodie, played by Gail Thorup. 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. 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 members 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 gossipers 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 gab, one found out many things, | 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 antics 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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