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$18 Billion a Year Spent by Teenagers By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Things a columnist might never knowif he diidin't open his mail: tn American teen-agers are the big money. They now spend $18 billion a year. Older teen-agers — the 16-to-T9 age groups— have an average of $17 a week to spend from their own earnings and parental allowances. It has been found that a woman ironing uses up more energy than a bricklayer does on the job. This will surprise no woman. What will you name the baby if it's a boy? The most popular male names at the turn of the century were, in order, John, William, Charles, George, Joseph, Edward, James, Louis, Francis and Samuel. Top favorites today are Michael, John, Robert, David, Stephen, Anthony, William, Joseph, Thomas and Christopher. Starvation diets, under strict supervision, are the most effective way to lose weight, an international medical convention in Switzerland was told recently. With or without supervision, this has always been true. It is estimated that more than half of the entire population of the world still suffers from hunger or malnutrition, or both. Do you see your dentist at least twice a year? Only a fraction of the American population does. One-third of the nation never—or almost never—goes to a dentist. Quotable notables: "You will find that at the times when life becomes most real, in the great times of life, almost every man or woman becomes a poet at heart, as when in love or in the moments of great loss or bereavement."—John Hall Wheelock. Tip to bachelorettes: If you're looking for a husband, girls, you'll probably do better in Massachusetts than Manhattan. Last year was the third biggest bumper crop of marriages— 1,854,000—in U.S. history. But the number of weddings in New York City fell off 7 per cent from the year before, whereas in Massachusetts it rose by 14 per cent. In focus: Posterity won't have to wonder what we looked like*, no matter how much it may wonder at what we did with our lives. More than 50 million U.S. families own one or more cameras. Worth remembering: "The world isn't really any worse. It's just that the news coverage is so much better." Farmers' Almanac. History lesson: Can you identify the U.S. presidents who bore the following nicknames: "Cincinnatus of the West," "People's President," "the Tanner President," "Old Veto," and . "'Schoolmaster in Politics"? They were, in order, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, U.S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and Woodrow Wilson. It was Benjamin Franklin who observed, "If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles." Would You Believe 'Red Pages?'Fingers Aren 't Walking Through China By ROGER DOUGHTY (NEA Staff Correspondent) NEW YORK — The Chinese Communists, who don't especially like anybody very much, have declared war on a new en- ,emy. While the Reds are on record as to feeling that the Albanians are O.K., that the Russians haven't kept the faith and nobody else ever had it, the latest victim of Peking happens to be the International Yellow Pages, which are designed to let your fingers do the walking'all over Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. The book, which weighs five pounds and sells for $20, lists 200,000 business and professional firms and individuals in 150 countries throughout the world. With a circulation of about 50,000 copies, the only countries not listed are North Vietnam, North Korea and Red China, which doesn't really bug the Chinese at all. In fact, they like the idea of not being listed. What bothers Chairman Mao and his claims is that Taiwan, listed under the heading of The Republic of China, rates five pages. Plucky Pooch ... at Vincennes, Ind., gets his kicks by climbing a high slide in the park and coasting down the business end without help, tongue hanging out in pure enjoyment. With a name like "Snoopy," the aerial hijinks seem to come naturally for Matt Williams' dog. • Assessments (Continued From Page 1) use more than the real estate sales ratio in determining the assessments. However, he has concluded that a strict interpretation of the new law provides that the sales ratio study might be the only guide that could be used in making assessments for 1968. With the tax commission in limbo, Burrows has decided to hold up sending out the order to the assessors. He points out that the governor is expected to name a new director of revenue very shortly who will take over the functions now performed by the tax commission on Jan. 1. Burrows, who will continue as the first deputy in the new department of r e v e n u e, also raises the question as to wheth- there were only three farms sold a year ago. He suggested that one of the state universities, Iowa State or the University of Iowa, might be called upon by the commission to help draw up a formula for making assessments. The Farm Bureau says "that it is quite clear by the wording of the new law that the legislature intended that the assessors use the sales price of real estate as only the beginning guidepost and then use judgment in applying the other requirements set forth in the law to arrive at the market value." The new law, the Farm Bureau adds, "also requires that the value of agricultural land shall be determined on the basis of its current market value as reflected by its current use which means that farmland should not be as- Ahrendsens Attend University Event (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Ahrendsen and Jon attended the Iowa-Minnesota game at Iowa City Saturday. "Dad's Day" was observed at the University on Saturday. Mrs. James Stanton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ahrendsen, is doing graduate work at Iowa. On Sunday the Ahrendsen family visited in Cedar Rapids with their sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Norvin Hoffmeier and family and Mr. and Mrs. Stanton. Mrs. Robert Larsen of Des Moines spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. May Schrum On Saturday afternoon, Mrs Larsen, Mrs. Schrum and Mrs Adda Brandhorst visited in the Glen McLaughlin home in Audubon. Lola Livingston was hostess to the B & N Club Saturday af ternoon, Nov. 4. Emma Bartels won high at cards, Marie Kin ney, 2nd; and Else Struve, low Ella Schade will entertain the group next. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Martens SAW ONLY MOSQUITOES NEW DELHI (AP) — Science is moving too fast for some of India's villages, where the residents are largely illiterate. A team of scientists from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases recently released swarm of sterilized male mosquitoes in one village as part of a program which has successfully reduced numbers of the insects. But the villagers would not accept the explanation and drove the scientists off under a threat of bricks and clubs. er it is practical for the commission to set out a new policy at .this time. Real property is revaluated every four years. Normally 1969 would be the revaluation year. However, because of a change in Iowa laws by the last legislature 1968 is slated to be the revaluation year. Burrows said it's possible to use the assessments for 1965 with certain additions and deletions. In the past the tax commission.; sitting as a board of review, has made adjustments in certain classes of property. The director of revenue will now assume this role. Several years ago the price of farm land started increasing in Ohio and this trend has swept the country, from east to west. It's reported that Iowa experienced its greatest increase in the price of farm land sold last year, than at any time since records have been kept by Iowa State University. The tax commission chairman said one of many aspects to this complicated tax scene is that agricultural land, which has been sold for commercial purposes, has been listed by some assessors as farm land when they make their report to the tax commission. Consequently, Burrows surmised, the real estate assessment ratio maintained on a year-to-year basis by the tax commission sometimes does not present a true picture of real estate values, especially between rural and urban property. Another problem in using the real estate sales as the sole criteria for making the assessments, is the fluctuation be- will entertain the group in December. Mrs. Elmer Bobenmoyer of Gray is a new resident of the Manning Plaza. Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Struve and Mrs. Lester Karsten were Omaha callers on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Otto drove to Iowa City Sunday to visit with Mrs. William Otto of Spencer, formerly of Manning, who underwent surgery at the University Hospital on Thursday. Returning home, Mr. and Mrs. Otto were supper guests in the Billie Hargens home in Perry. COMPUTING YOUR TAX CHICAGO (AP) — Preparing a tax return has become so complicated specialists are required to fill it out properly The need has created a huge enterprise for Henry and Rich ard Block of Kansas City. It's a school to teach the average tax payer how to make out return. Enrolled will be more than 20,000 students in 250 cities at year's end. "Why, I wouldn' be surprised if persons from other tax services attended,' Henry Block said. Couple to Spend Winter in Texas (Times Herald News Service) LAKE VIEW - Mr. and Mrs Jay Mosher left Sunday to spend the winter months at Brownsville, Tex. Mrs. C. W. Zeilman returned home Monday after a few days of sightseeing in New York City as part of a tour group. Mr. and Mrs: Vernon Wicker spent the weekend in the Dwaine Wicker home in Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weberg, Mrs. Stella Manuel, Mrs. E. E. Scott and Rachel Hoeg were guests Saturday night in the Jim Scott home for the 12th birthday of Ann Scott. Dinner guests of Mrs. Minnie Gilson Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. John Obman of Rembrandt; Laura Wunschel and Mrs. Raymond Frunwald, Fort Dodge; Mrs. J. W. Herrig and ,Mrs. Margaret Schmidt of Wall Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fulton of Spirit Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hanson visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hanson. Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1967 Worse yet, Hong Kong, which has been the target of an especially nasty Chinese campaign of harassment of late, has 14 pages of listings on display, complete with such capitalistic companies as the Chase Manh a 1 1 a n Bank, American Express, General Electric and Corning Glass. Veteran China watchers, who also answer to the titles of usually reliable and generally informed sources, feel that since the Reds don't want to do much about Hong Kong (it's a British Crown Colony and, after all, the British arc the kind of people you like to have living in the neighborhood), the Taiwan listing is a bit tougher to take. In an official protest to the Reuben H. Donnelley Co., which compiles the International Yellow Pages, the China National Technical Import Corp. of Peking calls the listing of Taiwan as the Republic of China "a serious provocation against the people of our country." This doesn't seem to especially worry the Donnelley people, who feel that their book can play "a large interest in world peace by promoting world trade," even if the Chinese don't think so. The idea cf the book is to provide a valuable tool for firms engaged in international trade or business development and it's a useful international product in that it brings goods and services from faraway places as clese as your telephone, unless you happen to be calling from a Peking exchange. For example, if you happen to-be hungry for some Hungarian food, all you have to do is ring up Budapest 163-044 and talk to the friendly food folks at the Harmashatarhegy, one of the best restaurants around. Or, you can arrange to get some coffee, wholesale, in Brazil by calling San Paulo 3591305; a spare part for your oil drilling rig by buzzing Kuwait 3521; soap in Syria (14780); or a radiator in Romania (Bucharest 14-94-30). Rudy Pins, who headed up the research for IYP, now knows a few things about places like Tasmania that he never even wanted to know. Like, for one thing, the Tasmanians list 27 veterinarians but just 26 medical doctors. Draw your own conclusions. But the Chinese, who have a way of getting even in the long run, may have the last laugh yet. Word out of Peking has it that as soon as the presses cool off from grinding out "The Thoughts of Mao," the next book on the publication schedule will be The International Red Pages. But don't bother to order a copy; all the numbers are unlisted. One good thing agout the IRP, however, is that you just can't miss when it comes to calling people in Albania, North Korea, North Vietnam and China, the only countries that will be listed. No matter how hard, you try, you'll never get th« wrong party. sessed on its potential for other uses." Again, Burrows has "second thoughts" on the law, and its interpretation and he for one wants to let the matter ride until the governor names a new director of revenue. Comparisons in County Assessment Ratios in the Carroll Area (For 1966): ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY * COUNTY Audubon Calhoun Carroll Crawford Greene Guthrie Sac Shelby URBAN 29.2% 28.9% 25.9% 23.8% 30.4% 28.8% 26.2% 27.0% RURAL 22.8% 19.5% 18.1% 21.2% 19.5% 23.3% 19.6% 21.4% tween counties in of real estate Burrows said in the number transactions, one county, Two Bound Over in Beating of Officer GARNER (AP) — Richard John Meinders and Brian Lee Ekborg, 20-year-olds of Mason City, have been bound over to District Court on .assault charges in the Oct. 31 beating of the Klemme town marshal. They waived preliminary hearing during a court appearance in which the defense attorney praised a Methodist minister, the Rev. James E. Albertson, 49, of Klemme, for stopping the beating of Marshal Norman I. Hayworth, 38. 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