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March 16, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 16 £g 1937 , THREE QUESTIONS ON HOMESTEAD TAX RELIEF BILL ANSWERED MONEY PROVIDED FOR OLD AGE AID Funds Derived From Sales and Income Taxes to Be Set Aside. EDITOR'S NOTE: Because ot popular interest in the homestead tax relief bill now under consideration in the Iowa legis- · lature the following series of questions and answers has been prepared to explain its provisions. Some fcatvires of the bill may be changed before Hie legislature takes final action. DBS MOINES, (fl) -- Questions and answers on the homestead tax relief bill: Q. AVhat is the "homestead bill?" A. The "homestead bill" is a bill, passed by both houses of the Iowa legislature and now in conference committee, providing tax relief for homestead owners. Q. What does the homestead bill provide besides tax relief for homestead owners? A. It sets aside $5,500,000 a year from the revenue derived from the sales and income taxes for old age pensions, and another $2,000,000 a year for relief. The remainder goes into the "homestead credit fund." Q. How much will this be? A. About $11,000,000. Q. How nmcli of a refund will this permit? A. Between 20 and 25 mills on th'e first $2,500 assessed valuation of the home, according to the bill's sponsors. Q. What properly is eligible for (he refund? A. Any owner-occupied home, or any home belonging to a resident of Iowa, who, because of the nature of his employment or the condition o£ his health, is forced to live elsewhere but keeps his homestead in Iowa. (This provision may be altered somewhat by the conference committee.) Q. How is this different from the present system of property tax refunds? A. Under the present system, all properly, including business buildings and land belonging to non-resident owners and corporations, shared in the allocation. Q. Is the bill a "homestead tax exemption" bill? A. No. It does not exempt homesteads from taxation, but it provides for a reduction on tax bills against Iowa homes. Q. How much will this refund be? ,- A. As amended by the house, r the refund, might be as. much -as '_ 25 mills on the first $2,500 of assessed valuation of the homestead. Q. What is the largest amount any homestead owner could receive? A. $62.50, which is 25 mills on S2.500: Q. When will it be less? A. When the local tax levy Is less than 25 mills, or the property is assessed for less than $2,500, or both, in which instances the homesteader would, have his entire tax bill refunded. Q. Is there any other chance that the refund would be less than 562.50? A. Yes, in case the revenue remaining from the sales and income tax is not sufficient to make 25 mills on the first $2,500 assessed valuation of all homesteads in Iowa. Q, How many homesteads are eligible for this tax reduction? A. About 300,000. Q. If the home is in a city or Northwood's Champion Band Play at Teachers' Convention Here The Northivood high school band, national champions of 1936, unilcr the direction of Lloyd T. Dillon will give a. half hour concert ,Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. The band is composed of 49 members, S2 girls and 17 boys. It was first division winner In Class C at the national high school band contest held in Cleveland in May, 193G. It was also state winner in 1935 in Class B at the music festival at Iowa City. Mr. Dillon says that the band will play numbers which he considers should be taught in public schools. Mr. Dillon is a business man of Norfliwood but spends one hour each school (lay at school, from 8 (o 9 o'clock in (he morning, directing the band. He. works with it occasionally in evening rehearsals. According to Mr. Dillon none of the members takes individual lessons. Everything is class work with the entire group participating. Besides functioning as a school band in various school activity programs, the organization is kept intact during the summer when it plays regular weekly concerts. :-: HERE AND THERE : Miscellaneous items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents North Iowa and Southern Minnesota ' in Given Prenuptial Shower. LONEROCK--Sixty attended a miscellaneous shower at the H. J. Rice home Friday afternoon honoring Esther Godden, who soon leaves for California to be married to Everett Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Larson, Burt. . (own, how much ground might be claimed in the application for reduction? A. One-half acre, unless the valuation of the home and the half-acre on which it siands is less than 52,500, when the applicant may reach out and take in enough more of his property to amount to $2,500. Q. 1C the home is in the country, how much might be claimed? A. The 40 acres on which the house is located. If there is a hived man's house as well as the owner's house on the home forty, only the owner's house may be included in the application. Q. When would the application be filed? A. Application for reduction under the homestead tax bill would be filed with the assessor at the beginning of each year. This year it would be filed with the county auditor, Sbh" or; before June'I.-, :/" Q. When may the first reduction be expected under this bill? A. A refund would be made in 1937 on 1930 taxes, if the owner already has paid his 1036' taxes in full. Otherwise the credit will apply on the last half tax payments due in 1937 and each year thereafter. Q. Who pays" the sales and income tax which would make these homestead tax reductions possible? A. All persons living in Iowa, and all businesses who buy anything or pay an income tax contribute to the homestead tax reduction bill, but only those owning homes will share its benefits. Q. Where docs the sales-income lax money go now? A. After S4,000',000 was taken out for relief and $250,000 for civilians' conservation camps, the remainder was used for tax refunds on all property. More than $11,000,000 was sent back to the counties last August. Head Missionary's Leader. HUTCH1NS--Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Britt, was hostess Friday afternoon to 13 members and friends of the Hutchins Bible Study class. Mrs. Marion Paulson of Wesley, a former instructor in the Minneapolis Bible Institute. A letter from Miss Bertha Klubbcn, of Hazard, Ky:, a home missionary, who is a friend of Mrs. Paulson, and has received from the class monetary gifts to help carry on her work in the mountains, was read by Mrs. John Smith. Win in Spelling. HUTCHINS--Forrest E c k e l s , head of the local Forum Bureau organization, presided at the township spelling contest held at the Hutchins schoolhouse Friday evening. First prize in the third, fourth and fifth grade contest was awarded to Dorothy Schcngcr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schlenger. First prize in the sixth seventh and eighth grade contest tt'as presented to Eugene Swanson, son of Mr. and Mrs, Henry Swanson. Play Is Presented. MILLER--The home talent play given by the young people Thursday and Friday evenings was largely attended. The. play "Two Bays' to Marry" 'was' sponsored by the teachers, Miss Helen Nyhus and Bornice Lein and the proceeds which netted about $35 will be used for school purposes. Those taking part were Mori Sorensen, Theone Kirby, Frances Schulr, Irene Nonnweiler, Norman Juhl, Marvin Norland and Roland Clement. Falls While Cleaning Walls. MARBLE ROCK--Mrs. Antonia Hillruan fell and broke her hip while cleaning the \valls of her home Saturday. She was taken to Cedar Valley hospital for treat- Will Open Itcinbcck Store. TITONKA--Raymond Bonacker left Titonka Monday morning for Reinbeck, to oversee installation of new equipment in a ' grocery store he will open April 1. Honored at Shower. STILSQN--There was a shower at thn U.'B. church Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Richard Humphrey Brown, who was married March C. Mrs. Hobinson Home. HUTCHINS--Mrs. G. A. Robinson, much improved in health, returned to her home Friday. Since her removal from a Mason City hospital following a major operation performed about 2 months ago, Mrs. Robinson has been a guest at the home of her sister, Miss Alice Klippel, Basketball Boys Entertained. WODEN--Supt. and Mrs. Ted Bode entertained the members of the basketball team to a dinner at their home Friday evening. Mason Cityan Fined $ 100 in Osage Court OSAGE -- Herman Glandon ol Mason City, truck driver, pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving here in justice court before Justice Donald P. Chehock and was fined $100 and costs. :0th Anniversary of Couple's Wedding Is Observed in Kanawha KANAWHA -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trowbridge celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at ;heir homo. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society of the Methodist church sponsored an "open louse" from 1 to 4 in the afternoon in their honor. Four little girls, Anne Mae, Audrey and Eva Fosen and IJamona Munson, favored the groups with singing. A bouquet of flowers, gifts and a purse of money were given to the honored couple. Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge were married at the home of Mrs. Trowbridge's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt Hoss, at Stratford, March 11, 1877. The couple resided at Stratford for 2 years and then moved to the state o£ Kansas where they lived 2 years, making the trip ill a covered wagon. From Kansas they came to Iowa, settling on a farm 7 miles southwest of Kanawha where they lived 44 years. Deciding to retire from the farm they moved to Ada, Minn., where they lived 6 years. For the past 11 years ihcy have lived in Kanawha. Mr. and Mrs, Trowbridge are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Ed Loobey of Goldfield; eighl grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Know Your State A Daily Fact About loway In 1934 Iowa shipped 12,320,000 hogs, or 2,651,425,000 pounds. The farm slaughter of hogs in the state the same year amounted to G50,- 000 hogs, or 152,750,000 pounds. Our view is that Tr'olzky is so Lett he got that way.--Dallas Morning: News. Carpenter Operetta to Be Given Friday CARPENTER -- The Carpentei school operetta, "Ask the Professor," will be presented Friday a the high school auditorium. The cast is Audry McGilvery, Dorothy Griencr, Norris Johnson, Maynard Hanson, Gcreldine Priem Nellie Nicholson, Howard Kuhlman, Jay Kuhlmnn and Gladys Heard. The operetta is under the direction of Miss Grace Miller. NORTH IOWANS IN AMES BAND Vlason Cityans Included in Group to Play on Tour. AMES--Names ot the 75 Iowa State college concert band members who will make the second annual spring tour starting March 21 have been announced by A. R. Edgar, director of bands and orchestra. The band will appear in 11 southern Iowa towns from March 21 to 25 inclusive and will make a special appearance in DCS Moines March 30 at Roosevelt high school. North Iowa members who will make the trip are: Ernest Behn, Sheffield; Don Hermann, West Union; Ruth Buehler, Mason City; Wallace Caldwell, K a n a w h a ; David Carson, Forest City; Flora Lou Cotnam, Oelwein; Dorothy Evans, Mason City; Virgil Folkers, Allison. Richard A. McKwen, Mason City; Allen Sheldon, Charles City; James Stiehl, Charles City; Irving Spaulding, Marble Rock; Robert Tennant, Clarion; Max William Wilson, H a m p I o n, and Ralph Zicgler, Spirit Lake. Students at Iowa Wesleyan Opposed to Hitch-Hike Ban MOUNT PLEASANT, (IP)--Iowa Wesleyan students are xip in arms over proposed "anti-hitch-hiking" legislation. Declaring students rely "too iienvily on transportation by thumb" to permit passage of pro- libitory legislation, more than 300 signed petitions to be presented to the Iowa legislature which has a regulatory motor vehicle bill before it. The petitions were to be placed with those under circulation on the University of Iowa campus, and Tom Bell, president o£ the Wesleyan student body, sounded the battle cry for further student opposition when he said "hitchhiking is a vested interest which all college students must preserve." Safety Meeting Will Be Held at Wesley WESLEY--The American Legion and Anxiliary are sponsoring a highway safety program in their rooms Tuesday night at B o'clock. Those on the program include R. H. Miller ot Algeria, president ot the Kossuth county safety council, Joe West and Al Slerzing, highway patrol men and O. S. Rieley of Algona, secretary by the Kossuth county safety council. The high school girls glee club and mixed chorus will furnish musical numbers. -- Qualify Shoes -- Very Reasonable -At the Shoe Box '- NEW TRIMS! Twinkling Patents . . . Smart- Gaberdines . . . Soft Fine Kids . . . h e r e are the shoes to show off your pretty feet! We have all the styles you want for Easter. Many heel heights. NAVY . . . GREY B E I G E BLACK . . . BROWN $2.95 to $5 Beautiful New Stockings . . . By Munsingwear. Priced at $1.00 . . . 1 3 t h Pair Free. 13th Pair FREE! smoke that treat a tender throat right" "In a way, it's easier to keep in condition as a dancer than as a singer. Exercise can keep the rmisdes in shape, but there are a lot of things that can go turong ivith the voice and throat. It stands to reason, then, that any actress ^vants a cigarette that is gentle and, strikes the right note with her throat,, I started smoking Lncldes 4 years ago. They're a light smoke that treat. a tender throat right." LOVELY WARNER BROS. STAR NOW APPEARING IN "READY, WILLING AND ABLE" An independent survey was made recently among professional men and women -- lawyers, doctors, lecturers, scientists, etc. Of those who said they smoke cigarettes, more than 87%stated they personally prefer a light smoke. Miss Keeler verifies the wisdom of this preference, and so do other leading artists of the radio, stage, screen and opera. Their voices are their fortunes. That's why so many of them smoke Luckies. You, too, can have the throat protection of Luckies--a light smoke, free of certain harsh irritants removed by the exclusive process "It's Toasted". Luckies are gentle on the throat. THE FINEST TOBACCOS-"THE CREAM OF THE CROP" A T * _J JU O 1 Light bmoke "--Your Throat Protection AGAINST IRRITATION--AGAINST COUGH 1937, TbtAatrJuDTobAMa Coap - ·^'V^V.-S.^V'.-'^^:*.^

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