Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 21, 1967 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

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Senate Votes More Funds for Medicare WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted 1o provide an extra $250 million a year in federal funds 1o hospitals in payments for their elderly medi- care patients and to require states to provide welfare for families with unemployed fathers. The two provisions wore tacked on 1o the omnibus Social Security bill Monday during the ! fourth day of Senate floor debate. The measure remained before senators today as Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield pressed I for final Senate action by Wednesday. Many important amendments remain to be considered. Republican leaders announced they would make a major effort today to substitute the House' version of Social SemiHy cash; benefits and taxes for the Sen-: ate Finance Committee's proposed schedules. The committee voted for substantially larger monthly payments than the House as well as for bigger payroll taxes. A bipartisan group of 15 senators said they plan to push amendments to the welfare sections of the bill designed to remove what they term coer-j cive provisions which might) force mothers on welfare to work. The amendment to boost medicare payments to hospitals, sponsored by Sen. Jack Miller, R-lowa, and adopted by voice vote, would make it possible to reimburse them on « per diem cost basis. Social Security administration experts said this would boost payments by $250 million a year since it would mean averaging of costs over all classes of patients. Elderly patients generally cost less than younger ones, they said, and up to now the administration has insisted on limiting reimbursement closely to the costs for the specific old persons involved. Sen. Fred R. Harris, D-Okla., offered the amendment to require all states to put into effect by mid-1969 programs to provide welfare aid to families with dependent children and jobless fathers. It was adopted 39 to 36. Under present law states are not required to include unemployed fathers in welfare assistance programs and only 22 do so. Pipe Cleaner . . . but not for a briar, this raspy monster scrapes out lines, such as the large-bore jobs in the background. John Buckley, superintendent of the Troy, N.Y., Bureau of Water, points out claws that tighten against the inside of pipe in this photo from the magazine, Cast Iron Pipe News. Woman's Condition Still Serious; Son, 14, is Held OGDEN (AP)—A rural Ogdcn woman remained in serious condition in a DCS Moincs hospital early Tuesday, while her 14- year-old son was being held at Boone on a charge of murdering his father. Police accused David Ray, described as a popular student of average ability, of shooting his father, Floyd, 45, as he slept, then wounding his mother, Betty, 34, as she tried to telephone for help. Mrs. Ray suffered gunshot wounds in the left chest, near the heart and in the upper arm. Police said David, an eighth- grader at Ogden Junior 'Ugh School, was arrested a short time after the shootings while driving the family truck near Jefferson, about 18 miles west of here. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace William Parks at the Boone County Jail on an open charge of murder. No bail or time for a preliminary hearing was set. County Atty. Stanley Simpson refused to talk with newsmen about any aspect of the case, declining to name the type of weapon used or how many times the elder Ray had been ; shot. Sheriff Jack Camelin said the : shootings apparently occurred j about midnight Sunday. The two : other children in the family, I Diane, 16, and Douglas, 13, ran to the home of a neighbor after j the shooting started, officials said, and the neighbor called I police. When police arrived at the home, they determined the pickup missing and the license number was broadcast, Camelin said. He said Town Marshal Channing Scott of Grand Junction spotted the vehicle about 12:45 a.m. and radioed the Greene County sheriff's office, which set up a road block and stopped the truck. Ray, a truck driver for the wholesale division of Fareway Stores, Inc. of Boone, was a hunting enthusiast, and neighbors said he had several guns. One of David's school teachers called him a pupil of "average ability," adding: "He was not a loner and had friends in school." Hostess in Crash Once Lived in Iowa KANSAS CITY (AP) - Mrs. Barbara Jean Posthumus, 25, one of two hostesses missing and presumed dead in the crash of a TWA jet near Cincinnati Monday night, attended Central College at Pella, Iowa. Mrs. Posthumus had been living recently at Lawrence, Kan., where her husband was believed to be a medical student at the University of Kansas. j FARMER KILLED ! RED OAK (AP) — Milton | Lantz, 49, rural Red Oak, died | in a hospital here Monday of in! juries suffered in an accident on ! a farm Sunday night. As Indirect Consequence of Britisb Devaluation- Tax Boost Passage Renewed Possibility All the luxury and convenience o! this BIG 18.5 cu. ft. Gibson side-by-side FOODMASTER • Changeable Designer Front Panels • Automatic Ice Master • Quick Shift Cantilever Shelves, Frozen Food Package Racks and Egg Container • Gibson Frost*Clear Eliminates Defrosting • Lowest Operating Cost • Slide- Out Crisper, Meat Chest and Freezer Basket • Butter and Cheese Compartments Fits the 32-inch space occupied by your old refrigerator. it fits your budget too, at only $44995 COAST TO COAST STORE ELMER FRIEDMAN — DUANE TAPHORN By STERLING F. GREEN (Associated Pro** Writer) WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional passage of President Johnson's proposed income tax boost became a renewed possibility today as an indirect consequence of Britain's currency devaluation. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee, which calls the tax signals for Congress, announced a Nov. 28 hearing to consider a new administration surtax and cost-cutting package. White House press secretary George Christian told newsmen Monday the package calls for the $7 billion, 10 per cent income tax surcharge Johnson requested Aug. 3, plus a matching $7 billion paring of expenditures. But congressional sources said they understood the cost- cutting actually would amount only to about $4 billion in this fiscal year, which ends next June 30, including about $1 billion of cuts already made by Congress. The surtax proposal had baen considered dead for this session. If the British action has changed congressional sentiment, it could be enacted in 'time to -take effect Jan. 1, Capitol Hill experts said, but only if Congress remains in session almost until Christmas. The Ways and Means Committee shelved the Johnson tax plan on Oct. 3. It said the surtax would be considered again only if there was a firm agreement with the administration on reduced spending. Mills apparently agreed to the new hearing despite some doubts it would bear fruit. He sandwiched his hearing announcement into a Hot Springs, Ark., speech that was sharply critical of the Johnson fiscal program. "I have yet to receive a single, specific proposal from the administration as to how to implement the (committee's) expenditure control request," the Arkansas Democrat complained. Mills rejected as "a fanciful notion" the argument of administration officials that Sunday's i 14 per cent devaluation of the 12 Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1967 pound made a tax increase more necessary to defend the dollar from inflation and speculation. "That a tax increase of the sort proposed will have any significant effect on our balance of payments in the reasonably near future and that it might contribute to the strengthening of the pound is completely without support of fact," he said. But at the White House, Christian said the British move—followed by Federal Reserve Board action boosting its interest rate on loans to member banks from 4 to 4% per cent- made the surtax package "absolutely imperative," in the opinion ,of the President. Christian verified congressional reports of a determined administration drive to get the tax increase enacted by Jan. 1. He did not affirm the surmise of one reporter, framed as a question, that the administration was seizing on the British move —and the consequent concern of Congress over defense of the dollar-to get the surtax enact- ed. Mills said Treasury Secretary Henry H. Fowler had been in touch with him over the weekend to tell him that the administration had something new to present. He said Fowler, Budget Director Charles L. Schultze and Chairman William McChesney Martin of the Federal Reserve Board would be witnesses at the committee's executive session a week from today. Christian confirmed that congressional leaders of both parties were brought to the White House for a briefing on the British and American monetary situation, and that House Democratic leaders, including Mills, had been advised of the impending British action on Friday. Christian said he did not know exactly when Johnson learned of the coming devaluation. It was disclosed to the Cabinet at a 90-minute weekend meeting. Ait the same meeting, the press secretary said, Johnson reported that in the absence c" a tax increase the government would be taking $5 billion in new borrowings out of the money markets in the first half of 1968. That would send interest rates up and shrink the supply of funds for housing and for state and local government borrowing, Johnson told the Cabinet officers. If the surtax L voted, he said, the process would be reversed; the government would be feeding $2.5 billion back into the financial markets in that period. As for international considerations, Johnson was quoted as saying that the belief is widely held abroad that a tax increase is considered essential to maintaining confidence in the dollar. Christian left the impression that the presidential plan would reduce a potential $29 billion deficit for fiscal 1968 to about half that amount. Congressional sources, who disagreed with the White House version of the savings in prospect, expected to see the deficit reduced below $20 billion if the administration plan is carried out. WANT ADS PAY YOU CASH FOR YOUR DON'T WANTS! 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