Kids Don't Like New Tax, Either By CHAD SKAGGS <A*sorint<>d Tress WrH<r) DES M01NES (AP) - If you think Iowa adults are unhappy about the state's new 3 per cen< penMce tax. you should hear whait the youngsters are saying about it. In letters to the State Tax Commission, t!wy say it's taxation without representation, almost impossible to enforce, a way of driving young people out of the lawn mowing and snow shoveling business, and — most contemptuous of all — "a new way to circulate change." Chairman Earl A. Burrows Jr. of the State Tax Commission has received 16 letters from 16 eighth graders at Lisbon Community School in Lisbon, a town in Linn County. Praise for the tax was zero and the criticism was blunt And now Burrows has the un enviable task of answering the letters. One of ithe writers, Davh Johnson, raised the historic protest, of taxation without repre sentation. "If we're old enougl to pay, why can't we vote?" h asked. Anna Phillips, who signed her self "now a taxpayer," was the only one to see some value in the levy. "By the 3 per cent ta> on the dollar law," she said "kids destroying school proper ty wind up helping fay for some of the damage they've done." But even Miss Phillips viewe< the levy as impractical. "There wouldn't be a very big profit,' she wrote, "because the mone> it would cost to keep track o •the money sent in by the peopl would take up a lot of the mon ey being taken in." There were doubts about en forcemenl. Said Gay Williams "How can you enforce that law when vou don't know who Tlmts Herald, Carroll, I*. Thursday, Nov. 2, 1*67 are, and how are you to know where we live and work? Please answer." Officials have said they will iave to depend on the honor sys- em for collection of the service ax from some workers, such as wys who mow lawns occasionally. But. several of the Lisbon ightli-graders expressed doubt hat this will work. "Some kids >von't collect the tax, while others will collect the tax and <eop it," said Boh Bennett. Bob £ahorik predicted that "most <ids won't pay any attention to ,he honor system." Mark Angclini said about the same thing, adding: "I don't want to downgrade lowans, but ,his is true in every state," he said. Bob Clark voiced the fear, often heard among businessmen, that a bigger bite by the government will force some out of business. "People might not even pay the kids to mow lawns and shovel snow and they will do the work themselves and there won't be any taxes to send in," he wrote. Terry Kohoul inquired abou the penalty for evading the tax "I would like to find out," h said, "what the fine would b( if you made $1 and didn't sent in your $.03 tax." Teresa McHenry apparentlj spoke for many when sh wrote: "Kids work to earn mon ey, not to send it to the govern ment." Flatly opposed to the meas ure, she told Burrows: "Th knew (sic) tax bill that say kids have to send in tax on th stopped." Others weren't so involved. " work they do as shoveling an< cutting the grass should have no personal feeling be cause I don't mow that manj lawns," wrote James Kepler. Some were critical in a gen eral way. "What this law sound like," said Don Barnhart, "is new way to circulate change." And Rose Sloan summed up "It is a lot of confusion on our part and yours." lowan's Dolls Are Prized Creations In Vietnam . . . Mrs. John Riesenberg has received word that her husband, Pfc. John Riesenberg (above) has arrived in Vietnam. Before going overseas he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. His wife, Diane, was with him there and now is living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Riesenberg, in Carroll. His address is: Pfc. John H. Riesenberg; RA 16886055; "B" BRTY, 2/320 ARTY; 1st BDE, 101st ABN DIV; APO San Francisco, Calif., 96347. Pfc. Riesenberg's brother, S. Sgt. Lawrence Riesenberg, also is in Vietnam. After serving there for two years and being home on a 30-day leave, he left Oct. 10 to serve an additional six months. Couple Concludes Visit in Wyoming (Tlniflu Herald News Service) MANNING - Mr. and Mrs Albert Dielz have concluded a week's visit in Green River Wyo. with her brothers and sis ters, Mr. and Mrs. Emi Droege, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Paysen, Mr. and Mrs. Alber Paysen and Mrs. Mathilda Evers. Robbin McGrath If Downers Grove, 111., spent the weekem with her great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wailes while her parents, Mr. anc Mrs. Robert McGrath, attendee a ball game in Iowa City ant visited in Des Moines. CORALVILLE (AP) - As a child in Iowa City, Mrs. Marguerite Maruth loved dolls and considered them people rather than toys. Unlike most girls, however, she never outgrew her love for .hese "little people," and when she got too old to play with dolls, she began making them. In the last 25 years she has made thousands of dolls —so many she has long since lost accurate count. Many are on display at her home here. Others are scattered throughout the United States and some dozen foreign countries. One is in the British Museum in London, another in the Eisenhower museum at Abilene, Kan. Among her best known creations are portrait dolls, with porcelain heads and bodies made of cloth stuffed with sawdust. Working from photographs, Mrs. Maruth has creat ed remarkable likenesses o! such people as Queen Elizabeth II, Mamie Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, show business person alities and figures from history The Queen Elizabeth doll valued at $1,000 is dressed in a gown hand-sewn with some 22, 000 beads and copied from the monarch's coronation robes. The doll's crown is from Italy, th ermine trim for the robes from France, the jewels from London and the sceptre is a pin sol during the coronation as a sou venir. There are only two copies o this doll. One is at the British Museum in London and the oth er is one of some 500 dolls whicl fill two rooms of Mrs. Maruth'; home here. Another prized creation is the Mamie Eisenhower doll, now in the Eisenhower Museum at Abilene, Kan. Mrs. Eisenhower was so pleased with it that she sent Mrs. WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security benefit increases a minimum of 15 per cent, plus axes to pay for them, have jeen approved by the Senate Finance Committee. The figures losely match President Johnson's proposals for that part of bill that would broadly revise the law. The administration bill entails a much higher percentage increase in the lowest brackets — the minimum monthly payment would be raised from $44 to $70 — then the House version passed in August. Increases Benefits, Taxes— Senate Group Passes S.S. Bill The House bill included a per cent across-the-board increase with a $50 minimum. Any difference between the two' final versions will have to be settled in a compromise by a House-Senate conference. As they now stand the two versions also differ in the amount of increase in the payroll tax—matched by the employer—and the wage base against which the tax is levied. The Senate panel voted to raise the individual tax to 4.8 per cent next year compared to 4.4 per cent now. The House voted to begin the higher rate in 1969. The House also voted to raise the wage base to $7,600 in 1968, compared to $6,600 this year. Chairman Russell B. Long, D-La., of the Senate panel, said it probably will settle on a $7,800 base next year as proposed by the administration. Such a base would mean a maximum 1968 levy of $374.40. The highest levy this year is $290.40. Maruth a personal letter and an official photograph. "It had to be delivered to me personally," Mrs. Maruth said, "and the postman, noticing the address, asked, if he could see what it was." Mrs. Maruth, a widow, moved here from Denver eight years ago after the death of her husband. Currently, she is completing a collection of all the president's wives, dressed in their inaugural gowns. "I try to get some of their character as well as the looks of their faces," she explained. Dolly Madison, in deference to the reading habits of that first lady, will have an open book in her hand. In addition to likenesses of famous people, Mrs. Maruth also makes copies of antique dolls and creates some originals of her own. She has dolls only five inches high, modeled under a microscope, wax dolls made from a formula used at the Denver Museum of Natural History dolls made from dried apples and rag and paper dolls with painted faces. For the porcelain dolls, she works the features in clay makes a mold of fine grain plaster and fashions the final product in porcelain clay. Latex paint is used to add the final touches. Sometimes the likeness of a famous person "comes right away," Mrs. Maruth said. "Other times it might take six weeks..." Mrs. Maruth says she has never purchased a doll< but her personal collection includes antique and foreign dolls acquired in trade for one of her own creations. She has explained and demonstrated her work in magazine articles, television appearances and a book. She receives several hundred letters a month from doll collectors all over the world. Mrs. Maruth used to sell her dolls to museums and collectors. But now, with four grandchildren and a great grandchild to occupy her time, she makes them mostly for friends and "for my own enjoyment." HOME FROM HOSPITAL (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Mrs. Henry Arp returned home Sunday from St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll. You Can Enjoy New Elegance In Your Home. Frame Your Windows In Beauty With Your Choice Of Gracefully Hanging Drapes From Our Large Selection Of Drapery Fabrics... 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