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Tills Are Bare In Some States By CHARLES STAFFORD Ass/tated Preps Wiiler "I feel sorry for the next governor" said a veteran Iowa legislator as he considered his state's finances recently. "He'll be like Mother Hubbard when he takes a look in the cupboard, because it's really going 10 be bare." Like 28 other states. Iowa has fiscal troubles, solvent. But a Its treasury Is 100-million-do'.lar tween revenues and expenditures, avoiding tax increases, and found themselves with a a hole lo plug as ihi- extra money runs out. Michigan, among the most troubled states, was brought to its current crisis by multiple factors. Generally, over-:spending and the recession, -complicated by political bickering, has been held responsible. "rainy day fund" built up during World War II is down to 20 million. An Associated Press survey of state financial problems indicates 10 states deeply in debt or in imminent danger going into the red. And 16 states, Iowa among them, have some measure of financial 'difficulties that could become awkward. Many got into a bind by spending more money than they re ccivecl, making up the difference by dipping into surplus monies and by borrowing. Others ate re cession victims: last year's business decline cut their income be low their outlays. In some cases, : po itical infighting has added com- i plications. : Fat surpluses accumulated dur ; ing the war years when construe ' tion was curtailed have proved a : mixed blessing Some states have used them to bridge the gap be- For three years Michigan spent more than it took in. When a modest, 25-million-dollar surplus evaporated, deficit financing followed. The deficit could reach 110 million dollars by June 30. The state also has nearly 213 million dollars in general obligation bonds outstanding. The economic decline, which brought a high rate of uemploy- mct to major industrial centers like Detroit, cut into state revenue at a time when it was already insufficient. The Republican-dominated Legislature blames Democratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams for the fiscal impasse. "The governor always comes in with a budget increasing services everywhere," complains State Sen. Charles Prescott. "If he's signed a tax bill, I don't recall it." Williams accuses the lawmakers of dawdling about levying taxes to pay the bills. He also cites population growth as a cause of treasury strains. It rose 21 pet* cent from 1950 to 1957, with, the number of persons under 20 — "lax users rather than tax payers," the governor calls them — increasing 42 per cent. Williams and the Legislature were deadlocked on a tax program. He wants a personal income tax and ah income tax on business. The Republicans insist on an increase in the sales tax. Meanwhile, the governor used money appropriated for colleges and universities to meet the stale payroll, directing these institutions to borrow money. Then the banks cut off credit to the unlver- ties. The governor next appealed lo uslness and industry, which paid News From Wellsville Area MRS. ROYCE MYERS Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Anderson and Steven of Agenda, spent the weekend at the home of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lambert and family. Mrs. Leone Todd entered the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Saturday. Her daughter, Mrs. Wayne Harbison and Mr. Haribson, and son Wayne Todd and Mrs. Todd went to Kansas City Sunday to spend the day with her. . Mrs. Bill Warnock gave a slumber party for her daughter, Carol's birthday, Friday night. Those who helped her celebrate were Misses Tressia Moore and Connie War. nock, Ottawa, and Connie Martin. '. A large crowd attended the ! Junior play "Dear Diary" pre' sented in the Multipurpose room '• at the school house, Friday. The ; cast en.'oyed a party afterwards. ; Mrs. Joan Baldwin and children have moved to the Len Bell • rental property of East 2nd. Mrs. : Baldwin has purchased lots in the •Foulkrod addition and expects to " build a new home soon. ; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Warnock, Mr. : and Mrs. Bill Warnock, Carol and ' Susan drove to Leavenworth, Sun' day where they were dinner guests Santa Fe Will Scrap Its Old Steam Horses By BILL WHISTLER Wellington Dally News WELLINGTON <AP) - The steam locomotive saw its last days of active life on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1955. Since then the outmoded giants of steel and smoke have been in hibernation, replaced by more efficient diesel locomotives. But no longer will visitors to the roundhouses on the Santa Fe route be able to gaze upon the steamers. They are to be scrapped—77 of them on the Santa Fe system. From Wellington, where they have rested for years, 17 of the steamers will go to a scrap heap in Kansas City. One of them is of the 5,000 series (built from 1937-44), two are of the 3,700 series (built in 1038) and 14 are of the 2,900 series built in late 1943 through the spring of 1955. L B. Johnson, master mechanic at the Wellington Santa Fe yards, says the 2,900 series engines "were considered the best combination freight - passenger locomotives in the world." Johnson and his men have spent a couple of weeks getting the engines ready for shipment to the scrap pile. Some are shiny black in new coats of paint. All have been kept in shape in case of an emergency such as war. Big job in gelling them ready to be "moved dead," like a boxcar, was disconnecting their valve gears and pistons. All of the engines here had seen freight service before the end of World War II. Some were used as passenger engines from Argentine, Kas., to Los Angeles. The average freight miles of each locomotive is 1,043,738. Taking their place will be 77 new diesel units. Some are scheduled to make their appearance the latter part of this month, with the others coming in May or June. The golden era of the steam locomotive passed some years ago.- Now they are gone, except for a few which will be kept on the line. The Santa Fe has given many of the old work horses to cities and organizations for parks and museums. Here the memory of them will live on. But more so in the hearts and minds of the old railroaders. of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Kim brough. Mrs. R. A. Myers gave a party Saturday afternoon, honoring her daughter Dee Ann's birthday. Fourteen schoolmates helped her celebrate the occasion. Word has been received of the birth of a baby girl, born to Re,v and Mrs. Paul Leslie at Council Grove, April 16. She has been named Velera Beth and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She also has a two-year-old brother, John Paul Rev. Leslie served as pastor o the Wellsville Methodist Church several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Turpen are in Tucson, Ariz., where he lias employment in a carpentei shop. Jack Hogan has returned to hi! home after spending the past twi weeks at the Veteran's hospital in Kansas City. Mrs. Bertha Farrell is confina to her bed becra.'se of a hear condition. A dinner was held at the horn of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walter, Sun day given in honor of Mrs. Wa' ter's brother and family. S-Sgt. Carl Ruddell, Mrs. Rud dell and Germain who has bee visiting here since they came from Izmir, Turkey, left Monday fo Biloxie, Miss., where Ruddell wi be stationed. Dr. and Mrs. J. W Ruddell, and family of New Mex co, who are visiting relatives here T-Sgt. and Mrs. Marvin Chalen der and family of Georgia visile Marvin's grandmother, Mrs. Este la Phillips and Miss Amy, Mon day. and June laxcs ahead of lay me. Demands for new services, ecu- led ^with escalator clauses that utomatically increase ,lhe ex ense of olher services, has Ohio a financial hole. In Ihe lasl 12 ears, the state has run through 213-million-dollar surplus while oing a billion dollars into debl. he reasons; Iwo velerans" bon ses, a 500-million-dollar highway son of Maine says he will hold services at their present level rather than raise taxes when one of every 10 members of the state's work force is Jobless. Georgia has a problem common to most states, the ever increasing cost of education, In Georgia, it has been jumping about 9 mil iion dollars a year. "We have to run thai fast just to stand still," says State Supt Claude Purcell. Some states have special prob lems. In the coal mines of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, machines permit six men to mine twice the coal 60 men produced a decade ago, Accompanied by a declining demand for coal, this mechanization jias caused wide spread unemployment. In Texas, a sharp decline in ol production caused a drop in state revenue. Legislators blame for eign oil imports. In Florida, a freeze in the citrus fruil country last year was trans milled lo the stale Ireasury in Ihe form of lower revenue. Bui today's storm can bring tomorrow's sunshine. ^Louisiana, hurt by the recessioi and the decline in oil reduction ond issue, and ISO million dollars 'orth of construction for educa- ,on, mental hospitals and stale ffice space. ..Over-spending income, while alancing Ihe budget from re- erve funds, has crealed financial ifficullies in California, New fork, Washinglon, Massachusetts nd Rhode Island. The recession had a marked ef- ect on the income of many stales. n Pennsylvania, tax income de- lined 113 million dollars. In Con ecticul the decline was $6,700,000. Unemployment brought on by he recession affected the normal rowlh of governmenl services in ome slales. Gov. Clinlon A. Clau- This Pooch Likes Garbage Trucks By ED OU1LINOER Independence Reporter INDEPENDENCE, Kas. City sanitation trucks always \avc a fascination for: dogs, for barking and chasing purposes, so the Shepherd owned by Erlle Dennis of Independence probably Is he envy of the canine fraternity. He makes the rounds with his owner every day. This favored pooch is a familiar sight on the streets of Independ ence. He has his sanitation truck convoy technique worked out in I fine detail. Usually Shep runs ahead of the I truck, keeping a watchful eye for unscheduled slops and turns by sighting over his shoulder as he| lopes along. When the truck slops, Shep, njl handsome black and tan dog, also stops. He turns around and waits [j to make sure of the next move. Actually, Shep usurped the post-1 tlon he now holds although long,no gets with a buncn ot dogs «ndth« OTTAWA and faithful, service certainty en titles him to it now. He has been making the 20-90 ml'.e run nearly every day for three years. Owner Dennis dismisses Shep's enlistment in city service lightly. "He was just a stray dog that started following the Uuck." Shep wan young, probably no more lhan a year old, when he began making the rounds, But he hardly every lets other dogs or other distractions swerve him from service. He doesn't bark «t other dogs along the route, Dennis says, and fights only In self defense. Occasionally, but only occasionally, Shep takes a day off. "He makes it every day unless that doesn't happen very often," Dennis said. The sanitation truck driver is proud of the stray vino, adopted j him and Ms truck, although there is some doubt aw to where Shep assigns his loyally. When Dennis drives his own car to his rural home for lunch, Shep usually! stays in town with the truck, j "Lots of people want old Shep," Dennis said, "but I tell 'em ho wouldn't stay with 'cm, he'd still have to follow the truck." Shep's boss usually has four or five other dogs-"just strays people kicked out here" — at his home, but none of these has ever challenged Shep for his position. Wednesday, April 20/1969 24 Hour Ekctrlcal ^ Repair Service BUSINESS Atffr RESIDENTIAL — I'HONE Qtl 2-2430 OR CH 2-8760 ClAPtHCtMtfADDEH-Bill HULL was facing the necessity of finding new revenue. Then it became known Presidenl Eisenhower would restrict oil imports Gov. Earl Long, who had withheld stale lands from ou leasings because of poor bids, put them up for grabs. In a single nuy's leasing, the state treasury scooped up 59 million dollars and the budgetary problems were solved. NEXT: The answer: Taxes. (TOMB TV SERVICE GENETIC GIANT. The Greatest Advance in HYBRIDS! • Largest ear—up to 12 to 14 inches; up to one pound and more • Superior yield and shelling percentage • Superior standabil- ity; sturdy root and stalk system o Outstanding tolerance to insect, disease and drouth damage Make GENETIC GIANT Your Hybrid OTTAWA OTTAWA, KANSAS 302 N. Main CH 2-5170 HOW OLD IS OLD? 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Either you look b"ttcr, feel better after one bottle of Bexcl M or your money will be refunded. There's the Right Bextl Vitamin Formula For Every Membir tf Tour Family BRISCOE DRUG STORE 847 S. Main Dial CH 2-4133 KRAMER DRUG STORE 134 S. Main Dial CH 2-2055 MANN-BELL DRUG CO. 501 N. Main Dial CH 2-3924 Roller Skate Ottawa Roller Rink 2nd and Main Public Sessions Wed. and Frl. 7:30 to 10:00 Sat. Nights ..8:00 to 11:00 SUN. Matinee 1:00 to 3:00 PRIVATE PARTIES Mon,, Tues. and Thurs. Telephones: CH 2-9704, CH 2-5398 and CH 2-25^6 Small Engine Headquarters for Briggs & Stratum — Power Products — Wisconsin — Clinton — Kohlcr —"tauson Sales and Service. Bring us all your troubles . . . Our factory- trained mechanic, Mr. Robert Whirley, specializes in re • conditioning and repairing all types of small engines. Ottawa Tractor * ' & Impl. Co., Inc. 119 E. 2nd When You Think of PLYMOUTH Think of... Minnick Motor Co. 201 S. Hickory CH 2-5600 j. See Plymouth Ad on Page 10 OTTAWA'S BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OPTOMETRISTS Arvid Berglund, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 816 S. Main CH 2-2790 Olln G. Wollen, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 110 W. 3rd CH 2-4308 A. G. Madison, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 205 8. Main CH 2-4*85 Rodney McOlty, O.D, OPTOMETRIST Profess'l Bldf. CH 2-8798 CHIROPRACTORS Dr. Paul S Hughes CHIROPRACTOR 420 S. Cedar CH 2-2166 Dr. S. M. Brockway Chiropractor 116 W. 2nd CH 2-2386 Dr. Don L, McKelvey ChlropnteUr 116 W. 2nd OH 2-288« B. C. CAPRON D. C. Physiotherapy Ground Floor Office Phone CH 2-4100 113 Eaat Third Res., CH 2-2270 PHARMACY Is Our Business Your Prescription Will Receive Our Careful Attention BRISCOE DRUG STORE NEW LOCATION 847 S Main CH 2.4133 VETERINARY SERVICE Don Collins Insemination Technician 428 S. Maple OH 2-1708 VETERINARY SUPPLIES UESS.FRANKLIN and others. Mann-Bell Drug Store 601 N Main OH 2.8924 Walter L. Murray Insemination Technician Dial OH 2.860ft BEAUTY SHOPS Pin-Curl Beauty Salon 1027 Cottonwood Millie Engleff — John Feuerborn Phone CH 2-3395 Professional Beauty Salon Juanita Hooton 403 3. Main CH 2-5492 Fredanne Beauty Shop We specialize In Permanent Waving and Hair Styling Vera Kunard Mary Lou Murray Maye B Snyder, owner 111 W. 2nd. CH 2-5120 Kut 'N Rurl We offer a complete beauty program. Leota Hartpence 8. Main CH 2-2998 Children's Orthopedic Foot Correction Propr-BUt SHOES Recommended by Leading Foot Doctors All Over the World Professionally Pitted and Sold Exclusively in Franklin County At RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE 212 S. Main MEDICAL DIRECTORY J. F. Barr, M.D. SURGERY Professional Bg. OH 2-1208 Frank A. Trump, M.D. Internal Medldne and Dlafno*li ProfoM'l Bid*. (JH 2-1620 Louis N. Speer, M.D. General Medicine and Surgery Office: 109 W. Fourth Phone OH 2-1257 Rea. Phone OH 2.3401 David O. Laury, M.D. General Medicine aad Obstetrlci Prufeuional Building Office Gil 2.1020 Re*. OH 2.1227 R, A. Golllcr, M.D. Surgery — General Medicine C1I2-1182 Red. OH 2-2898 Profenlonal Building Kenning Bros. 484 8. Main Oil 2.2041 Sylva Lofgreen, M.D. Victor J. Lofgreen, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons 3rd A Walnut 0112-2126 R. 8. Roberts, M.D. Professional Building Surgery — Medicine Office OH 2432ft Res. OH 8.1004 For Prompt Ambulance Service Call CH 2-1331 AMBULANCE SERVICE SltNaMAIM-OTTAVMSKAHSA* THE ANTHONY CLINICAL LABORATORY Gladys Anthony Allergies, Bacteriology, Serology Hematology, Bio-Chemistry, Parnsitology Room 16, Professional Bldg. Ph. CH 2-5296 Home CH 2.3407 OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN HOMER N. FLORA, D.O. Osteoj-athic Physician Medicine and Surgery Zellner Building Phone CH 2-3746 Phone CH 2-3844 DAVID L. YOUNG, D.O. Medicine Physical Medicine 222 E. 3rd St. FINANCIAL PRINTING STOCK 1 . ======= ==^m rr«p««ui upon r«qu>it from Kit Mllatal dlilrlbulor end hvtilmml managwi DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, WO. gone Manager HAZEN L. RICHARDSON 716 S. Main OH 2.2773 Ottawa, Kansas We Do Job Printing Letterheads Envelopes Statements Wedding Invitations Social Stationery We Do Offset Printing Business Forma Ruled Forma We Do Commercial . Mimeographing DffiDE OFFICE SUPPLY Gift Shop Printlnf 308 S. Main CH 2-4860

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