Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 27, 1962 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, June 27, 1962
Page 7
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s .27, 19B2. ANSPOET 'PUBLIC LIBRARY Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven 99 TENDER AND JUICY BLADE CUT et when roceries. |bout!5% wt $3.75 aye over When vci- 'p at Gar- )rt. rriia . . . e^got to ^~^- ^_ '^^' " ~ - •--.•••• • -. CHUCK ROAST CENTER CUT CHUCK ROAST.... 18 ..30Z.JAR $1.29 okies SWISS STEAK « i" 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 3 9<... 99 STARK * WETZEL CANNED PICNICS 5 U O 95 CAN •• • y< * c CALIFORNIA LONG WHITE U. S. NO. 1 POTATOES 10 iRIQUETS FRESH FRESH GREEN BEANS SWEET CORN 25 IB. BAG $1.29 19 C LB. EARS I BONUS BUY RINGO FRUIT DRINK GRAPE STRAWBERRY OK PUNCH GAL JUG 29 CALIFORNIA STAKE Apricots Tomatoes BONUS BUY MEADOWMOOR BUTTER IN QUARTERS 59 LB. 29°- 29 C LB. DIVISION Or SCOT IAD FOODS, INC. BONNIE BUNS HAMBURGER PKG. OR HOT DOG OF 8 FOODS LOGANSPORT 18th and Erie MONTICELLO 101 ON.Main St. Court Rules In Binding Power Lew INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The Indiana Supreme Court today ruled unconstitutional a 1861 state law whicl), in effect, would have ' tripled thet bonding power of local governmci.its. The act would have allowed local governments to issue bonds up to two per cent of the true cash valuts of taxable property . within (he : governmental unit. It would hav« allowed increasing the present indebtedness of local governments ';o three times the current figuni of $475 million. The higi court, in a Madison County ca:ie, hold the state const!- , tution's piwision setting the two per cent limit upon indebtedness . intended it to be based on the . assessed value of Hie property. The 4-to-l decision written by Judge Ar:h N. Bobbitt, held that while some courts might agree with the i'ica that increasing bonding power would allow cheaper ' building programs "this court is not yet '.ready to adopt the philosophy that the end justifies the ' means s.'id we refuse to decide constitutional questions on such a basis." Bobbitt said that municipalities ; seeking an increase in bonding power should do it through ' amendment to the constitution. In a ilissenting opinion, Judge Frederick Landis said that because the question never was raised lefore in Indiana, the decision should be based on court decisions in other states. Landiii held that the majority of such opinions have held that virtually identical constitutional provisions in other states refer to actual cash value. Bobbitt's opin- on referred to these other decisions but 'said "we are not im. jressed with their reasoning." •Landis said the majority opinion ; 'unduly restricts the financial capacity and authority of political ; and municipal corporations in this state." The majority opinion orfsred ; the Madison Circuit Court to issue an injunction to prevent the issuance of 'sends to finance construe. . tion and equipmet of a new elementary school in Van Buren . Twp. A taxpayer, Wilfred Allen, had requested the injunction on . grounds the bonds would exceed , the two per cent limit in both the ; civil anci school townships. He appealed •» the high court 'when Madison Circuit Judge Carl Smith ; refused lo grant the injunction. Ivan II. Brinegar, executive di- . rector (if the Indiana Municipal League, said the decision is '-'going . to be very disappointing to the , cities and towns of Indiana." "I don't know what our course , should b(>," he said, "It's going to require a lot of study by all local • jovernnnsnts." Brineg.ir said he had felt that the court would agree with the interpretation that the bonding , power should be based on the ac- ; lual value of property. He said •' the league has believed all along that the constitution referred to actual and not assessed value. Brineg;ir said the 1961 act was designed to clarify the constitutional provision. , "I don't see how they can do it," he said. "We have thought all along that they interpreted the constitution incorrectly. There is nothing in the constitution which refers to assessed value. All it says is that the bonding power shall be based on two per cent of the value of property. We feel that tha'j means the true value." Farm Bureau Items The Nt>ble Township Farm Bureau met Monday night at the Noble township school with 37 members present. Chairman Ed McKaig opened the meeting. Group singing was led by Ruth Ide, with Charlotte Ide at the piano. The Pledge to the Flaj; was led by Eddie McKaig, and devotions were led by Charlotte Ide. Mrs. Buth Baade spoke on poultry, Gene Barr on dairying, Lee Dawson on swine, A lesson on farm safety was given by the women's leader, Mrs. Winona Albright. Mrs. Albright announced the participsnts in the county talent show to be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Noble township school. They are: Group 1, James Speicher; Group 2, Marilyn Hist; Group :t, a trio comprised of Mary Kiiy McKaig, Betty McKaig and Shirley Moss. Mildred Moss will accompany them. Fathers were honored at the meeting. Floyd Davidson was the shortest and Allen McKaig and Jim Ide, tied for the tallest. Mrs. Gladys Moss read a poem and Mrs. Charlotte Ide played a medley on the piano. ' The pet and hobby club met with its .leader, Mrs. Slhirley Moss. Next month an ice cream social will be held. The 4-H girls of Noble tpwnship will present a dress review and provide the entertainment. The refreshment committee will be Mr. and Mrs, Glen Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Busard. Mr. inci Mrs. Clifford Nice «nd Mr. and Mrs. Don Heckard

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