Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 18, 1972 · Page 4
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Editorial . . • City With a Heart To the Estherville Jaycees, to KILR and to all others who took part in the drive for the Hausmann family and to those who contributed to the fund— congratulations. Estherville, known as a "conservative" community! certainly is not conservative with its heart. When one community in such a wide area can provide fully one-fourth of the total, tt, is, as Jaycee President Bruce Barnes says, "Fantastic." , This type of voluntary giving means much because it precludes the "forced" support through some political subdivision taxation. If such aid were always so voluntary there would today be littta complaint of "a welfare mess." All it takes is citizens who show concern for deserving^eople. Estherville may well be Iowa's Winter Sports Capital, but the ice goes out when it also becomes The City with aN^arm Heart. — SFB V School Fire Vigilance The picture below tells a number of stories. Most of them are complimentary. This is one of several shots taken by Daily News Photographer Chuck Ostheimer last Friday when an alarm brought the fire department to Lincoln Elementary School on an afternoon that brought sub-zero temperatures to the area. 1. There is no way that firemen could possibly reach the scene quicker than they did Friday. Had the fire been of a serious nature the department could have offered maximum protection. 2. Teachers at the school reacted intelligently. Smelling the smoke that began curling through the rooms from the furnace room, their first thought was for the safety of the children and then to investigate the source of the smoke. 3. The children followed their training well, according to the teachers. "They filed from the building very orderly," said one instructor. "Just like it had been practiced in drills." 4. Lincoln School needs all the protection it can get— from firemen, teachers and students. The wooden stairways adjacent and above the furnace room might have been extremely susceptible to combustion had the fire been in the nature of a flash explosion. —SFB Business Mirror ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES., JAN. 18, 1972 AILY NEWS An independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. I Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, T e r r i 1, Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $14.00 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Stan Brotherton, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; Donald Stoffel, Production Manager; Randy Shierk, Shopper Manager. Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press Association. Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. IIIIHIIIIIIIIIIItllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ••IIIIUIIMIIIIIUnilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllfl Innovation in Taxation BY JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - As "anonymous" once said, "The Internal Revenue Service should be mighty glad the taxpayers have what it takes." The taxpayers always have come through. They always have had what it takes and the government has always taken what they had, although sometimes not without considerable resistance. Every so often that resistance reaches the point of rebelliousness, and one of those times seems to be now. Smoldering tax revolts have erupted from time to time, especially in regard to expensive school bond issues. Does this mean that taxes will have to appreciably lowered? Likely not. But the name of the tax, the type of tax and the .taxed may have to be changed. That's the game's name. Innovation knows no limits in taxation. One of the newer candidates for con- the small society sideration is the value added tax, under which a product is taxed according to the value added— cost versus .selling price— at each stage of production, thus assuring a constant relationship between tax and product value. Such a concept is really not new. It was considered in the United States as early as the 1920s and actually was put into use, but later repealed, in Michigan. It is used throughout the Common Market countries. Now the Nixon administration indicates it is seriously thinking of VAT to finance the nation's schools in case the Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional to support local schools through property taxes. The arguments for such a tax are numerous, but perhaps were summed up by Richard Lindholm, a tax authority, professor and administrator, in an article he wrote for the Tax Foundation: "—VAT treats the production of land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship equal- by Brickman HOW To c£lfl&& ANY fhctfte - MtosMnftaA %lmt Syndics!*. Inc /-/*t5f ?J<cKMAr >0 Letter to the Editor Galloping the Galapagos Stepping carefully from rock to rock and boulder to boulder, we suddenly stopped short when a "rock" lifted its head and eyed us as if to say, "Watch where you step!". The eyes closed and the head lowered to the ground. The "rock" was a sea lion. Sounds incredible? We thought so, too. In fact, we waited for the alarm clock to ring at any moment and bring us back to reality. We felt as if we were livingja science-fiction dream. For. seven days we experienced just , such fantastic walks on the various islands of the Galapagos. We saw hundreds of sea lions—sunning themselves on the sands, on large boulders, and even on the dock. Watching them play, swim, and surf- ride was fascinating beyond words. Boobies— the-redfooted, the blue-footed and the masked—were there by the hundreds. Nests are on the bare ground. Some had babies, some had eggs, and some had one of each. This called for careful walking. It is hard to watch for rocks to step on and at the same time watch for the birds. We would stop short when a whistle (the male) or a squawk (the female) sounded the "watch out! I'm here! " None of the various birds, sea lion, fur seals, iguanas, penguins, etc., seemed to have any fear of us. When we walked between a bull sea lion and his harem, he suggested in no uncertain terms that we move on and we very quickly complied with his orders. Finches and mockingbirds came right up to our feet. We lived for seven delightful days on a Greek Cruiser— the Lina A— and cruised from island to island. Excellent guides led the groups ashore, directed us and answered questions. There were people on board from many of our states, and from , several different countries; . One of the"many'surprises we had ; was the delightful temperatures. We had been led to believe that the equator at sea level meant oven-heat. We did not find this. We heartily recommend this experience to any and all nature lovers— and camera bugs. It is an unbelievable experience. Jim and Agnes Stillman Dolliver, Iowa Letters to the editor are welcome. They should be brief, legible, written on one side of the paper, and include signature, address. All letters are subject to condensation. HI AND LOIS RIP KIRBY AILY ly. "— The base of VAT is as broad as the Gross National Product and therefore very stable. "—Payments of VAT are made after income from transactions has been received. "— Under VAT, all businesses are treated the same, no matter how organized, financed or type of economic activity." In Lindholm's view, the federal corporate profits tax discourages efficiency and encourages monopolies and wasteful expenditures. VAT, he argued, would permit a reduction of tax rates and administrative problems. Some critics won't agree with such an assessment Rather than reducing administrative problems, they say, it would add to them. But one thing is certain, a value added tax would bring more objective standards to a game that is now replete with special interest exceptions. Sen. Wayne Keith: Predicts Passage of Home Rule this Term First week of the second half of the 64th General Assembly is now history. There was little fanfare in getting organized. Two committees were appointed. One to notify the Governor that we were organized and ready to receive any messages he might desire to send to the Senate and the second committee was to notify the House that we were duly organized. In carrying out the duties prescribed in the Code, the Governor delivered the State of the State Message to the members of the General Assembly on the first afternoon. The remarks were well received by members of both parties. Most of the priorities he established have been discussed at length in one of the Standing Committees and a few have already passed one House. At the close of the last General Assembly, it was agreed by the members of the Senate that the first order of business for „the seeond"half of the 64thGeneralAsBem-' bly would be to discuss H.F. 574, genet- ally referred to as the Home Rule BUI. This Bill described a new direction for Cities and Towns. In the past, Cities and Towns have been able to do only those things which were prescribed and allowed by the State Legislature but under this Bill Cities and Towns will be allowed to do any and all things which are not prohibited by state legislation. This Bill came about as a result of more than two years study of an Interim Study Committee. All of the floor time during the first week was devoted to explaining the Bill and discussing nearly one hundred amendments that were filed requesting changes to be made. I predict this BUI will pass the Senate. Perhaps even by the time you read this, it will be back in the House where the amendments must be considered. Wayne D. Keith —« — -~ -state Senator— \ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 1972. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1788, the first English settlers arrived in Australia. On this date: In 1534, the Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro, founded Lima, Peru. In 1778, the English explorer, Capt. James Cook, discovered the Hawaiian Islands, In 1782, the American statesman, Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, N. H. In 1912, the English explorer, Capt. Robert F. Scott, reached the South Pole and found that the NorwegianRoald Amundsen had reached the pole five weeks earlier. In 1919, the World War I peace conference opened at Versailles, France. In 1943, in World War II, the Soviets announced they had broken the long German siege of Leningrad. Ten years ago: In the DominicanRepub- lic, the ruling council which had been deposed by military officers two days earlier regained control of the government. Five years ago: John T. Connor resigned as U.S. secretary of Commerce. One year ago: U. N. Secretary-general U Thant announced he would step down when his term expired at the end of the year. /i i ANP 7HE 'BRAWN'S' WEAPON PESCENPS. ARCHIE LAFF-A-DAY TRUDY "TWO LIONS WERE ROMAN IN THE COLOSSEUM, WHEN A. PRETTY MARTYR WAS THROWN IN FORUI*..' ONE DECIDED TO CA£SAR| .. .HE WAS GLADIWOR / SIGNED: ROAAULUS AND BEETLE BAILEY CAMP SWAMPY fcMI. HOME OF GBH. AMOS HALFTRACK:, AMERICA'S FOREMOST MILITARY STRATEGIST AUD HUMANITARIAN, WrtOSE BRILLIANT RECORD GUARANTEES His PLACE AMONS OUR IMMORTAL HEROES , (§) King Feature* Syndicate, Inc., 1972. World fights reMTTcd. "$79.95 plus tax...and a note from your wife." i

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