Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 21, 1977 · Page 14
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 14

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, November 21, 1977
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Washington Today WASHINGTON (AP) - Two past architects of much of the nation's complicated tax code observed the other day that President Carter faces an almost impossible task in trying to overhaul the tax system. Wilbur. D. Mills and John W. Byrnes, the former chairman and ranking minority member, respectively, of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, spent a combined 60 years on the committee working with the nation's tax laws. The results may not always have been ideal, they said, but they were what people wanted — or at least what was wanted by special interests who were organized enough to convince Congress to enact them. "The timing (of changes) and what you can do — all of it is politics; the whole of it is politics," said Mills, 68, an Arkansas Democrat who probably still would be chairman of the committee had not personal problems forced him to resign and to retire from Congress last year. Carter has pledged to overhaul the tax laws to make them more simple and more fair, as well as to stimulate business investment. As it now stands, he says, the tax code is "a disgrace to the human race." But Byrnes, 64, a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin, said Carter's aims are contradictory and therefore may be doomed to failure. For example, he said 70 percent to 80 percent of the content of the code increases its complexity but results almost entirely from attempts to make it fair. "Equity breeds cdmplexity," he told a tax conference here last week. While Carter wants to stimulate investment, he also is proposing to increase the fairness of the tax system by eliminating the tax preference now given to investment income, called the capital gains tax. "It is difficult to see how he will improve the climate to stimulate capital investment and at the same time make the system more progressive by a new tax on capital," Byrnes said. Byrnes served on the Ways and Means Committee for 26 years until his retirement five years ago. Mills was on the committee for 34 years, including the last 16 as chairman, a period when many changes in the tax code were made. Not all of them were good, he admits. "I'm not too proud, frankly, of how we left it, but it's better than it was when I came to Congress," he said. He said his "proudest moment" was when the maximum tax on income was reduced to 50 percent, establishing the principle that the government should "not be more than a 50 percent partner in anybody's pocketbook, no matter how much they earned." The tax on so-called unearned income still can go as high as 70 percent. But another Mills' proposal ran into trouble in a hurry. That was to eliminate most tax deductions and lower the tax rales to between 5 percent and 30 percent, depending on the income bracket. The object was to raise to same amount of revenue at lower rates, while improving the fairness of the income tax. Carter is working on a similar proposal. But Mills said when public hearings were held on his plan in 1957, groups that benefit from charitable contributions were among the first to speak against it, arguing that with a maximum tax rale of only 30 percent, "people won'l give anylhing away." "I didn't gel very far wilh that idea," Mills recalls. But he said he still favors lax reform on a gradual basis and would like lo see a periodic review of various lax preferences "to see if Ihey are slill serving the purpose for which they were enacted." Byrnes also favors a go-slow approach to tax reform because, "The more grandiose the design, the more conflicl and uncertainty" are crealed. "Each provision of Ihe code has ils conslilulenls, pro and con," he said. He said it's one thing for Carter to talk about overall lax reform, bul when he starts being specific, people begin to "choose up sides" and the battles begin. Byrnes urged Carter to look at the reasons various provisions are in the tax code. Each was enacted because someone wanted it and was able lo juslify il. They will fighl if attempts are made lo change or remove il, he said. An example of whal Byrnes is talking about is Ihe business lunch deduclion, or "Ihree-marlini lunch," lhat Carter wants to eliminate. Among Ihose defending it are the unions representing restaurant workers, who feel their jobs would be in danger if il is changed. "The Congress isn'l always responsible, bul il is responsive," Byrnes said. And he said he doesn't agree thai Ihe code is a disgrace. Added Mill, "You can only do whal your colleagues allow you lo do and whal Ihe public allows you to do." (,iir<lcn City Telegram Monday. Movcmhcr 2 I. l'>77 1'iif-r 15 Pill-Gig Warning Sounded WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal advisory panel says the government should tell women who use birth control pills to stop smoking because Ihe Iwo logelher markedly increase Ihe risk of hearl and circulatory disease. Dr. Edwin M. Orilz, director of Ihe Food and Drug Administralion's division responsible for overseeing oral conlraceptives, said Friday the FDA may soon issue new warnings about Ihe effecl of using Ihe pill and smoking. This week Ihe Advisory Commillee on Obstelrics and Gynecology reviewed a number of scienlific sludies on Ihe issue of oral conlraceplion and smoking, and Ihen recommended lo Ihe FDA that it require a warning of possible dangers. Each package of birth conlrol pills, Ihe panel said, should include warnings proclaiming: "Women who smoke and who wish to use oral conlraceptives should be advised lo stop smoking." The warning also should today. In Garden City Hospital ADMISSIONS at St. Catherine Saturday Henry G. Ahuirre, Hill Crest Courts Bob D. Crolts, 1403 E. Johnson Carolyn E. Hilsman, Davison, Mich. Henrielta G. Jennings, 1914 N. 8lh Johnny Lucero, 609 N. lllh Sharez Martinez, 405 N. 2nd Dawn R. Palmer, 2619 Carriage Lane •Jerry Parson, Garden City Community College Luis J. Ramos, Gardendale Florinda L. Servantez, 112 W. Olive Joe Bob Witman, Garden City DISMISSALS Mrs. Jim Boerngen, 1533 N. 131 h Mrs. Ernest Brown and baby boy, Gardendale Zinnia A. Budd, 111 N. llth John S. Campbell, Lakin Cleve E. Currier, Ulysses Gina M. Debey, 1209 Conard Dominga M. Franco, 608 N. 131 h Mrs. Richard Hoffman, Sublet I e Emma L. Lagesse, 706 N. 7ih • Mrs. Conception Magana, 1505 E. Laurel" i Margarei N. Rivera, Garden City Mrs. Harley Russell, 2607 "C" Casper Schiffelbein, 317 N. lllh The'law firm of HEINEMANN & QUINT Attorneys at Law 206 W. Pine Street Garden City, Kansas announces a change of telephone number from prior number to 275-7424 SAVE BIG BUCKS ON Aft If you're a tough customer, this month you can drive a tough deal on a tough garden tractor for your place. Special factory rebates enable us to really Wheel 'N Deal on a new Case. Winter's nearly here and a high-clearance, big wheel Case with its super-traction will do a .great job of moving snow around for you. Model 444 14 HP — Hydraulic Drive Factory List Price '2464.00 Less Factory Rebate 350.00 '2114.00 Your Price This Month (Freight & Preparation not included) SAVE *350°° Hwy.EOWest // // GARDEN CITY FARM EQUIPMENT INC. 27&42W, Randall G. Scotl, Garden Cily Mrs. Johnny A. Terry and baby boy, Rl. 1 ADMISSIONS Sunday Julia N. Bramlell, Scott Cily Jimmy D. Bone, 1302 SI. John Mildred Gail Carler, H&H Trailer Village James W. Connolly, Sharon Springs Esther Janlz, Lakin Flora Lara, 205 W. Chestnut Sarah A. Lucht, 2615 N. 7th Deborah L. Martin, 614 Wheat ridge Kalhy J. Maxfield, 2007 N. Main Burlie Petlerson, Syracuse Joyce M. Schmidt, Syracuse Elsie G. Shepard, Plains Sidney Ward, Hooker, Okla. DISMISSALS Lavon C. Doyle, Lakin Mrs. Samuel Gardner, 1708 Prairie Park Lane Anna E. Hull on, Pierceville Mrs. William Lauber, 1704 N. 9lh Mildred McCaslin, Garden City Dawn R. Palmer, 2619 Carriage Lane Jerry Parson, Garden City Community College Willis E. Pit Is, 1313 Hat lie Marion K. Reynolds, Dodge City Henry Wolff, 607 Hamline Vandalism Thursday, Nov. 18, sugar put in gas tank on vehicle at 2315 N. 7th, $30 damage. Thursday night, Nov. 17, vehicle egged at 1513 E. Laurel, no damage. Fires Thursday, Nov. 18, 11:24 a.m., truck, owned by Lamar Farm Equipment, Lamar, Colo., on fire 1% miles west of Garden City on US 50. Firemen listed damage at $5,000 and said a belt on the air compressor broke and started the fire. Thursday, Nov. 18,2:39 p.m. grass fire at D and G Farms near the Kearny County Land Company, south of Garden City, no loss. Friday, Nov. 18, 3:22 p.m., grass fire at Methodist Church, Main and Kansas, police said was started by juveniles, no loss listed. Courts POLICE — TRAFFIC Fined — Rubin Sanders, 411 W. Fulton, no driver's license, $15, and following too closely, $15. Ramiro Rocha, 310 N. llth, speeding 38 in 20 school zone, $28. Mary Roots, 810 E. Price, speeding 32 in 20 school zone, $27. Robin Huber, 1304 St. John, speeding 29 in 20 school zone, $24. Frances Mesa, 309 E. Maple, disobeying stop sign, $15. Kelly Purcell, 801 Davis, improper backing, $20. Mitchell Snyder, 707 Pat's Dr., illegal U-turn, $10. Laureen Hardwick, 1401 E. Chestnut, speeding 39 in 20 school zone, $34. Linda Wyatt, S . Star Rt., speeding 31 in 20 zone, $21. Clifford Pendergraft, 2101 W. Mary, expired tag, $10. Mark Huschka, 2516 N. Main, speeding 36 in 20 school zone, $31. Tom Parker, 2621 N. 3rd, speeding 39 in 20 school zone, $34. Johnny Blalack, Garden City, no driver's license, $15. Garold Schreibvogel, S. Star Rt., prohibited parking, $4. Norman Bird, Deerfield, speeding 31 in 20 zone, $21. Brad Loper, 1201 S. 6th, using private drive to avoid stop light, $15. Thomas Vehling, 705 E. Johnson, speeding 31 in 20 school zone, $26. James Cornett, 903 Vfe Evans, speeding 32 in 20 school zone, $27. Kathryn McGraw, 809 E. Johnson, speeding 37 in 20 school zone, $32. Dottie Shank, 107 Mendenhall, speeding 33 in 20 school zone, $28. Jonathan Crott, 903 N. llth, speeding 45 in 30 zone, $25. Bonds Forfeited — Richard Strandmark, 1718 N. 3rd, no driver's license, $15. David Hughs, 218 Burnside, speeding 40 in 20 zone, $30. CHRISTMAS RECORD SPECIAL This year we have many records and tapes at special prices. CHRISTMAS SONGS BY MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS. RECORDS 98 (tag. 5.98 *2 TAPES S'3 98 FELLOWSHIP BOOKSTORE 405N.NI 276-7981 point out that combining use of the pill with smoking results in risks of serious car- diovasucular side effects "especially in women older than 35," the panel said. "The added risk (as a result of taking the pill and smoking) definitely there and it doesn't just add one (risk) on top of the other, but the risk can be more than double," said Ortiz. He said sludies have focused on the 35-and-older group because that's where more heart attacks and cardiovascular problems occur, but that re- Kansas Crowns 'Junior Miss' BELLEVILLE. Kan. (AP) — Becky Fox of Leavenworlh Counly has been crowned Ihe 1978 Kansas Junior Miss al Ihe Sunflower Slate Junior Miss Pageanl. Miss Fox. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fox of Lansing, was selected Saturday al Ihe conclusion of Ihe five-day pageant in Belleville. searchers have not ruled out the possibility that younger women may suffer the same risk. Among the scientific studies reviewed by the advisory panel was one made public last month in Britain. The study by the Royal College of General Practitioners said that the death rate from circulatory diseases was almost three times as high for smokers who use the pillas nonsmokers who use it. Dr. Valerie Beral said in a report on the English study that the death rate from circulatory diseases per 100,000 nonsmoking women on the pill was 13.8, while the death rate per 100,000 smoking women using oral contraceptives was 39.5. The death rates in both cases were between four and five limes that of women not taking oral contraceptives. Based on a British study in 1975 linking the use of oral contraceptives and heart attacks, two Americans also have developed information showing that the risk of such attacks is especially high in women who smoke, the panel said. 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