The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 30, 1959 · Page 3
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This Might Lead To A Sort Of Deadlock Probation for Bank Cashier By HAL BOYLE ; NEW YORK (AP) - The big problem in America today is—how tan the government live off everybody when everybody is trying to live off the government? '•Practically every government— federal, state or local—is running •hort of money. They also seem to be running out of ideas for new taxes. The City Council here, for example, has just voted a five per Cent tax on restaurant checks over a dollar. The tax was voted in an atmosphere of apology to "the .little man," a tacit admission that 'only a cigar store Indian could find a ( decent meal here for less than a buck. This abject attitude of polite concern over the plight of the taxpayer, however, isn't going to en able any government to live in the style to which it wants to become accustomed. What governments need is the courage to reach firmly' into new and unplumbed areas of the public purse and pluck boldly therefrom the money it wants. Here are a few tentative sug gestions: Why not tax pedestrians? I drivers have to fork up money tc get a license to use the city streets, why shouldn't pedestrian be made to pay for the privilegi of wearing out the city side Walks? The issuance of $10 annual pe destrian licenses would not only add millions of dollars in revenu to most big municipalities. I would enable them to weed ou eckless walkers unable to pass eriodic inspection tests. Why not also sell baby buggy icenses? Why should an infant, t the very start of its existence! et the idea there are any free ides in life? It might even be a good idea o put.a $1'5 tax—split equally be- ween local, state and federal g^v- rnments—on birth itself, payable at the hospital by the parents jefore they would be .allowed ake their child home. to A few other ideas: Taxes on girl watching. Taxes on park bench* sitting. Mosophers such as Bernard Jaruch might object to these, but hose who use public services ought to pay at least part of the costs. Taxes on umbrella carrying. The government might also consider compulsory liability insurance here for the victims of this vicious practice. Taxes on the public wearing of Phi Beta Kappa keys and Rotary Hub lapel buttons.. Taxes on flower pots. The only danger here is that city dwellers might choose to let their pots lie fallow, and insist on being cut in for benefits under the federal soil bank program. Special tax stamps to be affixed to letters written to Congress complaining about taxes. When you get right down to it, the field of taxation is practically limitless. Anyone who thinks he's seen the end of new taxes just doesn't know what lies ahead. Such as maybe a burial tax stamp. If you tax a guy for the privilege of going underground, isn't that really an inducement to make him want to keep on living? BELOIT, Kas. (AP) — A former cashier of the Traders State Bank at Glen Elder, Gale Shoemaker, is on probation from a sentence of not less than three years in the Kansas State Prison After plead ing guilty to a charge of em bezzling $86,730.54 from the bank. Judge Donald Magaw of Osborne imposed the sentence in district court yesterday, then granted the probation. T h i r ty character witnesses testified for Shoemaker. Three letters were read in his behalf. Shoemaker originally was charg ed with embezzling $500, pendinj a complete audit, which disclose! the amount to be much larger He had been employed by thi bank 9V4 years. Tosses Tear Gas Bombs Right Back PHILADELPHIA, Pa, Ml - A 'idow with « shotgun barricaded ersclf in her apartment f o r hrte hours Wednesday and tossed ack the tear gas grenades fired y police. Mrs. Catherine Ranonls, about SO, held 30 policemen at bay by threatening to shoot at them if hey stormed her third-floor apart ment. Two policemen tried to sneak up the back stairs and found out he wasn't bluffing, she fired at hem, but the pellets lodged in the wall and the two backed off un hurt. Finally, however, the tear gas Convicted Of Bank Robbery SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — Jeffersoi Davis Duree, 65, of Bartlesville Okla., yesterday was convicted o robbing the Peru, Kan., Stat Bank of $4,000 last Aug. 25. The specific charge against Du ree was armed robbery. The tria lasted three days. Sentence wa deferred. Authorities said wanted in Tulsa, Duree also in connectio with a mail robbery and a marke robbery. got the better of Mrs. Ranonls and officers wearing gas masks en- ered the apartment and disarmed her. Mrs. Ranonis has had a long eud with a neighborhood funeral home over parking of funeral cars n front of the apartment building where she lives. The dispute erupted again Wednesday, and police were called. Mrs. Ranonls barlcaded herself In the apartment and threatened to fire. Thirty tear gas grenades were hurled. She picked them up as they landed and threw them back. Then police, wearing gas masks mounted the stairs, broke in and disarmed her. She was taken to Philadelphia General Hospital for psychiatric examination. Braves Step Back In Lead n a row to Cincinnati and fW-oirt/Tbf OTTAWA DtERALD . " * of first place. Shortstop Logan bolted ...__. homer of the year, with jCBii on, In a three-run*iecon*3fiHlrtg By ED WILKS AP Sports WHter The Milwaukee Braves (ire back in the National League lead, Who put them there? Johnny Logan and Wes Coving ton, the men Manager Fred Han cy had announced he was going to bench after the Braves lost two against St. Louis W«MWWay night. Left fielder Covlngtoa, ed his first of the tw.o-run shot, in the ^__ Braves were off to * ft^^SjSry. The win gives MlhvaukeFlffote percentage edge over the Log An geles Dodgers, who slipped to sec ond with a 5-4, ninth-Inning defeat at Philadelphia, Cincinnati pow Ready io Fly AIRPLANES Kk.25c.29e and 49e JOHN 6. 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