Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 21, 1972 · 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · 2

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Friday, January 21, 1972
Start Free Trial

1 National sales tax might be sought O m GLOBC-GAZCTT& Mason City, low I,. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's promise to propose school-financing methods to relieve property-taxpayers has revived speculation that he may seek the value-added levy, a form of national sales tax. Nixon made no mention Thursday of the value-added tax or any ' specific tax in that portion of his State of the Union message devoted to school financing. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said later that the White House has '"a positive view" on value-added, but Nixon has not decided on that tax as the answer. Regardless, comment from Congress indicates little chance such a tax would be voted this year. The tax, widely used in Europe, is applied at each stage of production and marketing of a product. The tax is based on the value added to the product at each stage. Most economists agree that the consumer ultimately pays the whole tax. Nixon said that later this year, after receiving reports from his Commission on School Finance and the Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations, i shall make my final recommendations for relieving the burden of property taxes and providing both fair and adequate financing for our children's education." Nixon said the cost of education has risen to such an extent that "financial crisis has become a way of life in many school districts. "The brunt of the growing pressures has fallen on the property tax one of the most inequitable and regressive of all public levies. Property taxes . . . have more than doubled in the past decade and have been particularly burdensome for our lower-and middle-income families and for older Americans." Recent decisions in several state courts that school financing through local property taxes is discriminatory and unconstitutional add to the urgency, Nixon continued. Chairman Russell B. Long, D-La., of the Senate Finance Committee took Nixon's remarks as a "suggestion of a value-added tax'" and said he is not enthusiastic. "However, I will reserve judgment on that matter," Iing said in a statement. "If " the House does not send us one, I can predict with some confidence that it will not be added by the Senate." Roth the Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, where tax legislation originates, have jammed schedules for 1972. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., , chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, in the past has expressed coolness toward the value-added tax. Home delivery Mrs. Sandy Davidson and her husband, Robert, show off their day-old daughter, Gillan, in a Minneapolis hospital. Sandy, who gave birth to their first child in a hospital-bound station wagon, delivered her second baby on the bathroom floor of their Deephaven, Minn., home. ft: v3 twf iiii 1 -am if L j&3 p 2 Y Weather I details j Minnesota: Variable cloudiness and turning colder Saturday with chance of snow east in forenoon, highs 8 above zero northwest to 35 southeast. Iowa: Partly cloudy and warm er Saturday. High Saturday uDDer 30s north, upper 40s south. up to 8 a.m. Friday: Maximum 11 Minimum 2 At 8 a.m. 4 Sunrise 7:39 Sunset 5:11 YEAR AGO: Maximum 29 Minimum 7 Weather elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HI LO Atlanta, cloudy 42 53 Bismarck, snow 9 -4 Boston, cloudy 38 32 Chicago, cloudy 37 25 Cincinnati, cloudy 55 34 Denver, clear 58 32 Des Moines, clear 25 9 Detroit, cloudy ,.36 26 Pr. .10 .06 .2? .03 .28 Honolulu, clear 78 63 Kansas City, cloudy 35 23 Los Angeles, cloudy 61 47 Miami, cloudy 78 73 Mpls-St.P., cloudy 2 New Orleans, tog 67 54 1.00 New York, cloudy 45 39 .04 Omaha, clear 25 9 .01 Phoenix, clear 70 39 St. Louis, cloudy 56 30 ' San Fran., cloudy 55 49 .01 Seattle, cloudy 53 47 1.40 Washington, rain 46 41 .07 Panel sends : environmental bill to House . DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)-A ' bill to create a new state de- ' partment of environmental duality was recommended for ; passage Thursday by the House Environmental Preservation Committee. The committee, headed by Rep. Luvern Kehe, R-Waverly, voted 8 to 4 to send the bill to the floor of the House. The measure, passed by the , Senate last year, is regarded by Gov.. Robert Ray and by Re- publican legislative leaders as a high priority piece of legisla tion for this session. The committee vote came after a brief hassle over the maKeup ot the tour commissions which would constitute the department's divisions. The four seven-member com missions would deal with pollu tion problems of air, water, sol id waste and chemicals. The hassle was ovef how many members of each com mission should represent the public, and how many should represent other interests. The bill passed by the Senate would provide for only three public representatives on each commission. The others would represent industry groups. The committee voted Thurs day to increase the number of public representatives to four, Rep. Murray Lawson, R-Ma- son City, urged the committee to make that move, saying the public's representatives should outnumber those of industry. "If there's going to be a fight on the floor and there undoubtedly will be we're dedicated to defending the public makeup of the board, Lawson said. Other committee members supported Lawson's position. Caribou count Canadian hunters bagged 701 caribou during the 1971 hunting season. Closes prison doors Louis Wainwright, corrections director of the Florida prison system has announced that he has closed the doors to the state's prison system. No new inmates will be sent to facilities at Raiford or Lake Butler. Inmates at Lake Butler have been jammed three to a one-man cell. Secret kept secret, even from governor DES MOINES (IDPA) Mrs. Evelyne Villines says the only way to keep a secret is not to tell anyone, even if the secret involves the governor. Preparing for the annual awards banquet of the Gover nor s Committee on employ ment of the Handicapped Mrs. Villines, the committee's execu-tive secretary, realized she would like to do something to recognize the interest Mrs. Bil- lie Ray has taken in the prob lems of the handicapped. Alter Mrs. villines, who is herself a post-polio and walks with crutches, attended an offi cial function several, years ago at the governor's mansion, Mrs Ray called her to say she hadn't realized what a problem a physically handicapped person had at the mansion and asked for ways in which the mansion could be made accessible. There is now a ramped en trance to the mansion and other; modifications have been made! to permit access by wheelchair. Mrs. Ray again took the initi ative in asking for names of persons who were handicapped but should be included in var ious functions at the mansion not singled out as examples, but Spencer man named to ICC DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Robert Ray Thursday night announced the appointment of Fred Moore, 51, of Spencer to the Iowa Commerce Commission With the selection of Moore, Ray has named all three of the current commissioners Moore, an attorney, also has real estate and insurance activ ities He replaces Dick A. Witt of Des Moines, who resigned Dec. 22 for health reasons. Witt's FRED MOORE Succeeds Dick Witt term was to expire June 30 1 rtrrn i , i3o. moure s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. Moore, a Democrat, will re ceive a $15,000 annual salary The other two ICC commission ers, chairman Maurice Van Nostrand and Howard Bell are both Republicans. Ray praised Moore, saying he will bring to the commission a good understanding of business and finance. He is a person who can readily grasp and in terpret the complex informa tion the commerce commissioners must deal with daily." Moore is a graduate of Georgetown University at Washington, DC, and received his law degree from the Uni versity of Iowa. He is a veteran of World War II, is a Catholic and is a member of the Ameri can Lesion and Elks Lodce Moore is married and has three daughters. Moore served two terms on the Democratic State Central Committee from the 6th District. In 1970 he was the Demo cratic candidate for Congress. losing to Republican incumbent I Wiley Mayne. just persons to be included as individuals among other individ- uals. Mrs. Villines decided the com mittee would present a com mendation, but since the commendation certificates are signed by Governor Robert Ray this presented a problem. Finally she sent two blank certificates to William Jackson, one of Governor Ray's aides, with the explanation that she needed the certificates signed before, they were lettered, to ex pedite matters. Jackson said he would have a hard time explaining that to the governor who wasn't about to sign a blank anything. Evelyne, thinking fast, asked Do you trust me?" Jackson paused, and said yes. "Do you think the governor trusts me?' Jackson said yes. Evelyne said, if he questions you, just tell him what I said. Jackson reported back that the governor had, indeed ques tioned him; Jackson told the governor what Evelyne had said. Ray gave him a perplexed look and signed. Not until 8 p.m. Wednesday, on the platform, did the governor know that the committee was honoring his wife and he had signed the certificate. Nor did Bill Jackson. Evelyne says the only way to keep a secret is to really keep it a secret. Man killed at Decorah DECORAH, Iowa (AP) -Frank Imoehl, 81, Ossian, was killed early Thursday afternoon in a single-car accident that se verely injured his 74-year-old wife, Angela. The Iowa Highway Patrol re ported that the car driven by Imoehl went out of control on icy U.S. 52 south of here. The auto struck a guard rail broad side and left the roadway. Angela Imoehl was listed in critical condition at a Decorah hospital, where she underwent surgery shortly after the accident. jfo wro. NEB. UTAH ?rZ' j HUkCKtft SAILS I V.To.k'' OUTHCH X I Soma f V Albuqwtrqw CAUJ' ARIZONA NEW MEXICO Phoaniic "i Civdod v Nili Jworai V Jf XA5 , MEXICO X Hijacker bails out Map locates route of hijacked Hughes Airwest DC9 jetliner Thursday. Plane was hijacked from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, then flown to area northeast of Denver, where hijacker bailed out. The plane then landed at Denver airport. Rights bill will go slow in Senate dks MUiAfc.y iowa (At'i The majority rights bill grant- ing full adult rights at age 18 was neaaea rnaay lor slower movement in the Senate than it received in the House. The House passed the bill overwhelmingly in only one day of debate last week. But it is currently hung up in the Senate State Government Committee. "We're frantically drawing amendments," said Sen. James JAMES POTGETER Committee . chairman nr. Potgeter, R-Steamboat Rock, chairman of the committee. Potgeter has named himself chairman of the subcommittee that will handle the bill. "We are considering several approaches before we get this bill finalized and want to dis- Bills in the Legislature DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Bills In the Iowa Legislature Thursday. (House bills Dassed by House go to Sen ate. Senate bills passed by Senate go to House. House bills passed by Senate and Senate bills passed by House go to governor unless otherwise indicated.) PASSED BY SENATE SF392. To control eradication, of hog cholera and other swine diseases. 37-11. SF334, To regulate vending of foods and beverages from coin machines. 43-1. SF1004, To eliminate utility ana mileage reports to boards of supervisors. 41-2. HFI014, To allow disposition ot mort gage sales contract records atrer iu years. 41-0. HF677, To remove duplications in me self-liquidating improvement statute. 44-0. INTRODUCED IN SENATE SF1040, To create a State Department of Transportation. Transportation. SF104I, TO allow prisoners tunougns to participate in rehabilitative activities. Glenn and three others. PASSED BY HOUSE HF1033, To clarify the law saying that without Iowa Commerce Commission ap- proval no liauid transport carrier can own or control another nor can their op erating certificates be transferred. 81-2. KILLED BY HUUifc HFJ99, To declare an insufficient fund or no account check prima facie evidence of intent to defraud and repealing the re quirement that the writer of such a cnecK be given 10 days notice before a criminal charge can be filed against him (Tabled 81-8). INTRODUCED IN HOUSE HF1045, To move the deadline for cer tifying school district budgets from July 15 to August 15. Lipsny. HF1046, To increase from 525 to J40 ine per diem pay of members of the Iowa Public Employes Retirement System Advisory Investment Board and to liberalize retirement benefits for retired public employes. Andersen. HF1047, To provide that savings and loan associations may grant mobile home loans to be amortized over 15 years in stead of the eight-year limit on property improvement loans. Alt. HF1048, To permit the commissioner of social services, with Executive Council approval, to grant water and sewage easements to Eldora so that the city may provide water and sewage service to the Slate Training School for Boys. Welden. HF1049, To repeal the requirement that the Executive Council approve the State Merit System job classification and pay plan. Gluba. HF1050, To abolish the state liquor monopoly and provide for both wholesale and retail sale of liquor and beer by duly licensed private firms. Blouin and 3 others. -AP Pho'otax cuss mem wan me tun com mittee," he said Friday morn- ing ' Wete looking at an approach different from the House," he said. "We're finding some places in the Iowa code where 21 should be changed to 18 that are not in the House bill. We also are looking at changes from the House bill." "Quite frankly, we're al! looking at an amendment that Sen. (George) Milligan (R-Des Moines,) will have on file to change the age from 18 to 19 The committee examined 14 proposed amendments to the bill Friday and adopted nine of them as committee amend ments. The other five were de ferred for more discussion. The majority ot those ap proved by the committee were corrective in nature, and would leave the eist of the bill un changed. One amendment deferred by the committee would prohibit a high school or area school student from serving on a school board that had authority over his school including the State Board of Public Instruction. House votes rule changes DES MOINES, Iowa AP) - The Iowa House changed its rules Friday to help make sure current session will be a short one. The move came in a voice vote after a House Republican caucus discussed rule changes proposed earlier this week by the Rules Committee. Similar rule changes are being considered by the Senate The rule changes set a series of deadlines for various kinds of action on legislation. They provide that: No privately sponsored bills originating in the House can be reported out of committee after Feb. 18, except appropriations bills. Committee bills originated in the House may not be report ed out of committee after Feb. 25. The deadline for reporting Senate bills and appropriations bills out of committee also is March 3. The House will consider no bills after March 15 except measures already passed by the Senate, those which are the subject of conference com mittee reports and those deal ing with procedures necessary for adjournment. Quieter Paris Metal garbage cans will be eliminated in Paris in 1975 and replaced by plastic bags. Young . . . (From Page 1) ess Trudi Hunt said they were ordered to keep the cockpit door closed as the DC9 ap proached Denver and did not see the man jump. MisS Hunt of Seattle said the hijack started when "he rang the call button and showed me the device." She said it composed of appeared to be sticks of dyna mite. Miss- Hunt said she called Burkhard to inspect the device, contained in a paper bag, and the pilot said he was satisfied that the man did have a bomb. Burkhard used the aircraft's intercom to advise the passen gcrs. After the money and para chutes were brought aboard Burkhard said, the man told him, "We're heading for Den ver." The hijacker gave no further instructions, Burkhard said, until he ordered the pilot, McDonald and Miss Hunt into the cockpit as the plane neared its destination. ! 1 1 , n i , . hi i 1 t u ft -i 1 'ill' IIMiiilMi I' .'" u.'ii'J'.':V-rt U'' ,,'','.! V,!V''Wlu'il,.,!l,l'l('.M,a,'.,'. ii, i n'.i',. l',.'i,!','i. '.ii'.U'-.'l With temperatures in the 40s and the sun shining- brightly in Washington, D.C., ceremonial horses at Ft. Myer take advantage of the balmy Draft lottery date is set WASHINGTON (AP) - The draft lottery for the two million young men turning 19 this year will be held Feb. 2, earlier than any of the three previous draw ings, the Selective Service an nounced Friday. Since none of the men may be drafted before next year. they will have 11 months' notice to consider their chances of being drafted if classified 1A. Men, even with low numbers, are expected to have less' of a chance of being called than men in recent years. In his State of the Union mes sage Thursday, President Nixon said draft calls will be significantly lower this year than in 1971, when they fell below 100,000 the lowest level since 1962. Draft calls were as high as 382,000-a-year at the peak of the Vietnam war. Unless, deferred or exempted, men turning 19 this year will face the draft in 1973. Those who are deferred would nor mally face the draft when they ose their deferments, up to age 26. The lottery will involve draw ing from two drums. The first drum will contain all the dates of the year, the second will contain numbers 1 to 366. A birthdate capsule and a number capsule will be drawn simultaneously from each drum to match a random sequence number with each birthdate in the year. The drums will be loaded Jan. 31 then locked and sealed until the day of the drawing. The drums will be rotated 10 minutes before the drawing The capsules will be picked by six young people. And neu tral observers will verify the whole procedure. Third dog is poisoned MANLY - A third dog in the Manly area has died of poison ing. A four-year-old black Labra dor, owned .by Lanny Navratil, died after being treated several days. Navratil, who lives in a trailer home on Highway 65, V4-mile north of Manly, usually keeps his trained hunting dog confined but had released him for exercise. Navratil found the dog, ob viously . suffering from eating poison. He took him to a veterinarian for immediate treatment but they were not able to save him. It is thought the poison being used on the dogs is strychnine. History to fall CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) A bit of Iowa history will come tumbling down this week when wrecking crews demolish the picturesque Old Main building on the Coe College campus. The first part of Old Main was built in 1868 and the remainder in 1884. Experts say it is not economically feasible to repair the aging structure. ,1 " ' ,. , aMIMIWMTOIWHBaiHMlMMMMBIPggBBr MMmwl ll lllllWlmHWmllMMIMIMiyMMBft WMMHMMI MHhBMl llll I II Ht fmmm,,, fl . Jl'tffl 0 Almost unanimous (From Page 1) or Sullivan of Missouri said the administration's approach to consumer problems "has been timid and indecisive"; and Rep. Martha W. Griffiths of Michigan said the nation "des perately" needs a national health insurance program. Nixon's hopes of avoiding Democratic criticism lasted about as long as it took Edmund S. Muskie and Hubert H. Humphrey to reach the television cameras. The prompt response to Nix on's State of the Union mes- sage, delivered Thursday, served to underscore the fact that this is a presidential-elec tion year and that Nixon him self is a declared candidate for a second term. Republican reaction was gen erally favorable, but even a few GOP members of Congress registered complaints. Rep. John Ashbrook, R-Ohio, called the speech a "depressing blend of liberal utopianism in domestic policy and continued apathy concerning our deterio rating national security." Ashbrook, who is opposing NLxon in the New Hampshire presidential primary, said the speech had widened the split between Nixon and con servative Republicans. Muskie called the half-hour address "an empty speech." Humphrey said it created major confrontation with the leaders of Congress" and is un likely to bring favorable action on the President's stalled legis lative program. In the major new note of his speech, Nixon pledged to unveil later this year what he termed a revolutionary plan to ease the reliance on property taxes to finance public education. This could be a proposal for a value-added tax in essence a national sales tax. Nixon's pledge to maintain local control over schools drew the biggest of the 13 interruptions for applause, but his own timetable plus a distinctly mixed response to the idea of a value-added tax makes action on the school-funding proposal unlikely this year. Nixon also appealed for action on "more than 90 major administrative proposals" pending before Congress for a year or more. Democratic criticism centered on Nixon's request for an increase in defense spending and his statements that the nation's economy is improving despite continued high unemployment. Muskie said he can't understand how defense spending is still rising when the annual cost of the Vietnam war has dropped from $30 billion to $7 billion. Chairman John C. Stennis, D-Miss., of the Senate Armed Services Committee predicted a sharp contest in the Senate over the expected $82-billion de fense budget. Chairman Allen Ellcnder, D-La., of the Senate Appropriations Committee said, "We'll have to do what we did this year trim some of it." J. b-K', S' Jf .l.i .U,'"ij.''.,-i''.',,',''.h weather, but one of them takes the opportunity to show his independence by facing the other way. Democrats strike back . . . Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., said, however, he is encouraged by the plan for increased de fense spending because "c strong defense is the best path to successful negotiations and the achievement of lasting peace." On the economic issue, Nix oil's words drew criticism from a large number of Democrats Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., also a Democratic presi dential contender, said Nixon presented "a political platform instead of a program that will help those in distress all over America." Sen. George S. McGovern, D- S.D., like Jaqkson, was out campaigning when Nixon spoke. But he issued a Statement saying Nixon's speech "shows Panel urges transportation bill passage DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill to establish a state De partment of Transportation, one of the top priority bills of the current session, was recom mended for passage by the House Transportatioii Com mittee Thursday. The committee approved the bill 12-4, despite objections by opponents that it might cost the taxpayers considerable money without doing any real good in the regulation of transportation companies. It needed a min imum of 12 votes for approval. The bill would create a sev en-member commission to head the department, which would hire a director, to take care of day-to-day administration needs. It sets a maximum sala ry of $35,000 yearly for the di rector. Rep. Richard Drake, R-Mus- catine, said the state needs a Department of Transportation in order to establish a com prehensive statewide trans portation system. He said Iowa currently does! little in the field of trans-i portation except for the Iowa Highway Commission's road-building program, the Aero nautics Commissions airport development program and the Iowa Commerce Commission's regulation of railroads. Signature Loans From $50 Up on Qualified Credit. Larger Loans Up To $10,000. j 114 North Federal 1 Dial 42W4IJ I ' iiwmiininnmiiwiwwiif I'll 1.J' fi. i. V -if'nf a that the President does not really care about the domestic problems that face us, that he has no intention of shifting this nation from a wartime to a peacetime economy and that the prospect of bigger deficits and more inflation is the true state of the nation." Muskie and Humphrey, rated in the polls as the top Democratic presidential contenders, sat side by side in the House chamber as Nixon delivered his speech, then i strode briskly across the Capitol to the Senate radio-television gallery. Humphrey arrived first and promptly popped into the television studio, while Muskie stood outside grinning, pointed through the glass and said: "He's the front runner." As he emerged a few minutes later, the Minnesota senator smiled at Muskie, his 1968 run ning mate, and declared, "I told them I spoke for both of us." Their reactions were roughly similar, though Humphrey de clined to join in Muskie's rejec tion of an increase in defense spending, while strongly denouncing the idea of a value-added tax. GLOBE-GAZl Mason City, low A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the LEE ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED 300 N. Washington Ave. Dial 420-4270 Second Class Postag Paid it Mason City, Iowa 50401. DONN E. WHITE Publisher WAYNE SCHILE Business Mgr. KUBfcKI M. bribljbL Editor THOR J. JENSEN .... Managing Editor GEO. H. WEITZEL Prod. Mgr. GAYLORD TURVOLD Office Mgr. KENNEIH W. CAREY, Gen. Adv. Mgr. cAKL R. MCCULLOCH, Retail Adv. Mar. VERN MALLO Class. Adv. Mqr. JOSEPH CALEMBER, Circulation Mqr. C. J. EGGERT Comp. Rm. Supt. REUBEN W. SWEHLA, Pressrm. Mgr. LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher .... 1925-1941 Frfday, Jan. 21, 1972 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Ii exclusively entitled to use for republication ot all local news printed in this newspaper ai well as all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home Edition By mall or carrier: Four weeks In rdvenca at delivery t .: Ont Year MB 60 Noma Edition By carrier In towns other than Mason City or Clear Lake area where Globe- Quelle carrier servic It available: Ono week 55 Ona year $28.60 North lowa Edition By mall within 100 miles ot Mason Cltv when carrier service It not available: On year $20.00 months $10.30 Durwood sex . . . Happiness is, being the father of a dropout from a guitar school, or Happiness is calling OLESON REALTY 801 North Federal Phone 424-1415 'i',u, I'L'wi AP Photofax

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,400+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Globe-Gazette
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free