Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 24, 1967 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, November 24, 1967
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No End Seen to Trend; Bigger, Better Expansion Ahead— Business and Industrial Growth Surges Ahead in Iowa DES MOINES (AP)—Business and industrial growth is rampant in Iowa, and there is big- gpr and better expansion on the Horizon. That's ihe consensus of si ale officials directing Iowa's efforts to procure new companies and help existing ones grow. They see no end to the growth trend which allowed Iowa to set all-time business and industrial activity records last year. They cilo those figures: Business and industry began Annual 4-11 Award iMgbt on iNov. 30 Carroll County 4-11 club members will receive recognition at j the annual awards night at 8 p.m. Thursday. Nov. 30, in the Carroll High School auditorium. Christy Vcnncr and Mark Lucht, county presidents, will j be toastmasters. Miss Vernier i will give the welcoming ad- j dress. i Ralph Bock, boys' vice presi-! dent, will lead the pledge, to the flag and the 4-H pledge. Larry Boes, boys' county historian, will make introductions. Miss Louise Rosenfeld of Ames, state Extension home economics program leader, will deliver the principal address. Mrs. Leonard M a d i g a n, chairman of the 4-H girls' county committee, will present awards to 131 girls, and other awards to members of clubs. Glen Struve, chairman of the boys' county committee, will give the boys' awards. Kenneth Pietig, president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, will present Awards of the Clover to leaders for service. He also will give awards to young people with excellent record books. Entertainment will include a dance by the Grant Jolly Janes and Carroll Jollyettes, and another by the H a 1 b u r Happy Lassies. Arrangements for the program were made by the county officers, the county committees, Miss Lucile Buchanan, construction projects worth $325 million last year, up a whopping 91 per cent from 1965 to lead the nation. Capital investment by Iowa business and industry soared to $237.210,000 last year, and investments for the first nine months of this year were $44,175.000 above the 1966 record pace. Thirty new industries, 101 branch plants and 181 plant expansions were announced in 19- (ifi. and officials say figures for the current year should ap- proach the 1966 record totals. The market value of Iowa's industrial production reached $10.1 billion in 1966, nearly double the 1960 figure. "All the returns aren't in on 1967, but it looks like another banner year," said C. E. Wor- lan, director of the Iowa Development Commission. "And I'm very optimistic about Iowa's future. "I believe we will expand faster than the states to the west, but we may not surpass the growth of our neighbors to the east, simply because they are closer to the major population centers." The commission's director of development, E. L. Johnson, said Iowa municipalities are using more sophisticated methods of attracting industry while state-level procurement efforts are being accelerated. "There now is a general interest in the state of Iowa by industry," said Johnson. Secretary of State Melvin D. Synhorst, whose office is kept busy with corporation filings, said Iowa's business and industrial growth to date is only a 10 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, Nov. 24, 1967 hint of things to come. "We've barely scratched the surface," said Synhorst. "Iowa historically has dragged its feet on industrial expansion, but there has been an awakening. The next 10 years will see wonders." Why is Iowa attractive to business and industry? "Our geographical location in the center of the nation gives us one tremendous ad- vantage," said Worlan, "and this state has a reputation for productivity of labor — our people are willing to work hard." State officials also said Iowa has good transportation facilities, agricultural markets water supply. and "Many hemmed industries in in urban feel areas," said Worlan. "They are looking for open spaces to grow." Johnson praised the efforts of municipal development groups which he said are aggressively seeking new businesses. "The communities of Iowa through their industrial development efforts have contributed greatly to the economic health of Iowa," he said. "We know that these efforts will continue and the future growth will reflect this." One of the state's most noteworthy advances has been made in business and industrial construction. Reports of a New York con tion growth for two consecutive years. While the state advance was 91 per cent last year, the construction intrease nationally averaged 12.5 per cent. Iowa's 1965 construction was up 20 per cent from the previous year, while the national advance was four per cent. "These construction figures have been somewhat distorted by the establishment of a few major chemical plants in the struction news service, F. W. state," said Worlan. "They still Dodge Co., Inc., indicate Iowa has led the nation in- construc- are an indication on the move." that Iowa is Extension home economist, and W. R. Millcnder, Extension associate. County officers are Miss Venner, girls' president; Joyce Sporlcdcr, girls' vice president; Betty Pawlctzki, girls' secretary: Carol Rohe, girls' historian; Mark Lucht, boys' president; Ralph Bock, boys' vice president; Vernon Venteichcr, boys' secretary, and Larry Boes, boys' historian. Members of the girls' county committee are Mrs. Madigan, chairman, and Mrs. Paul Vcn- ncr, Mrs. Walter Heires, Mrs. John Wegner, Mrs. Karl Nolin, Mrs. Amos Kusel and Mrs. George Opperman. The boys' county committee includes Mr. Struve, chairman, and Mr. Venner, Clair Snyder, A. G. Schrad, Art Snyder, Tony Soyer, Fritz Sporleder and Ralph Bock. TO SING AT SIOUX CITY The mixed chorus of St. Bernard High School of Breda, consisting of 68 seniors, juniors and sophomores will go to Sioux City Nov. 27, to perform on the program, Sounds of Christmas. The presentation will be from 3:30 to 4:00 on Channel 4 KTIV. Selections to be performed are: 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel, a traditional German hymn; Silent Night by Gruber; Silver Bells, by Naylor; Manger Carol, by Caldwell; Glory to God in the Highest, by Pergolesi-Houseknecht; Do You Hear What I Hear, by Simeone; Calypso Carol by Tellep, and He is Born by Wagner. The chorus will be directed by Sr. M. Cecillienne, and accompanied by Mary Det- crman and Christy Venner. A New Suit Against Iowa Service Tax DES MOINES (AP) - A second legal battle against the new Iowa service tax is being waged in Des Moines, by operators of coin-operated laundry and dry- cleaning establishments. The suit, filed in Polk County District Court Monday, asks that the 3 per cent levy be- declared unconsitutional. Another challenge to the tax is pending in Scott County District Court, which has prohibited collection of the tax on advertising pending outcome of the suit. An attorney for the coin laundry operators in the Des Moines suit said his clients "would have to retool all their machines" to collect the tax. The suit was brought by Rodee, Inc., operator of a laundry and dry-cleaning establishment in Ankeny; James Boyd, operator of Boyd's Laundry & Cleaners, Des Moines; J. N. Wogen- sen, operator of Home-A-Wash, Des Moines; Mrs. Lena V. McDonald, "a regular and frequent user" of the machines at Home- A-Wash, and Mrs. Ellen Magnu- san, "a regular and frequent user" of Boyd's machines. Italy's worst floods in nearly a thousand years have caused greater devastation to Florence than did World War II. Toys Needed by Jaycees for Yule Project Toys for Christmas baskets for the needy, to be distributed Dec. 17 by Carroll Jaycees, may be left at St. Joseph's Hall, where members of the Young Adults Club are repairing them. Both good toys and those which are repairable may be left at the hall, which is usually open during the day, or may be given to the Jaycees by contacting Grant Rehder or Dean Abels, general chairmen. The men also will receive donations with which to finance the basket project or gifts of food staples which may be included in the baskets. They may be reached through the Jaycees post office box. Members of the Young Adults Club are repairing the toys each Monday and Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Hall, beginning at 7:30. Toys may be left at the hall those evenings. They ask that toys be given as early as possible, so that they may plan their repair schedule in time to complete the project. Changing of Assessment Year Will Work Hardship on Most Assessors COMPLETES COURSE MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Airman Apprentice Keith J. Olerich, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Olerich of Route 2, Carroll, has completed a course on basic piston-driven aircraft engines in Memphis, Tenn., as a student at the 15-week Aviation Machinist Mate School. By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Dally Tress Assn. Writer) DES MOINES - The changing of the normal real estate assessment year from 1969 to 1968 is going to create great hardships for most assessors.. The last legislature approved the change in assessment years as part of a major overhaul of Iowa's property tax system. This same law also changed the assessment level from 60 per cent of actual value to 27 per cent of the "fair and reasonable market value." Many experts feel that if the assessment year could be returned to 1969, the major portion of the problems could be more easily worked out. But this doesn't appear possible, short of a special session of the legislature. To perform 'the necessary work to comply with the "27 per cent of actual value" will require additional help for the 120 assessors for field study and office changes. The assessors' budgets were submitted and acted upon prior to the legislature changing the law and no allocations were provided for this additional work. In addition, there are at least 23 appraisal projects in progress which won't be finished until 1969, at least that's the contractual date. It is physically impossible for these appraisals to be com- pleted and validated by 1968. This may mean that the assessor will have to haphazardly estimate new values for 1968 and then change them again in 1969. There may be some legal questions arise in 1969 as to whether these new values can be applied before 1972. If these appraisals are completed in 1969 and not placed on the tax rolls until 1972, it would create additional hardships on the assessors in keeping two sets of records up-to-date for a three year period. If it is determined that appraisals can be used in 1969, this means the assessor will have two consecutive "change of assessment" years and the additional expense of notices, board of review, clerical work, etc. Where court rulings have been handed down with the date 1969 (the normal "change of assessment" year) as the specified time of completion it will be difficult, if not impossible, to accurately appraise these specific properties by 1968. If they are not done until 1969, once again there will be a legal question as to whether these values can be applied in a non-assessment year. Because of the increased burden, many assessors have expressed their intention of requesting a year's extension, until 1969. Experts on the subject say in some instances, such as municipalities engaged in reappraisal programs, this will be a valid request. On the other hand, in many other instances this will be a means of forestalling the enforcement of the new laws. To wait a year would not only be encouraging legal entanglements, but would create great controversies in 1969. What effect will Senate File 772 (27 per cent of market value) combined with House File 686 (up to 40 per cent school aid) have no properties- throughout the state? To find out, the state tax commission has made a special study of real estate sales in six counties — Taylor, Woodbury, Ringgold, Grundy, Humboldt, and Marshall. The six counties selected indicates a range from 10.3 per cent decrease in assessed value to 42.9 per cent increase in assessed value. The tax commission study also includes figures showing what would happen to a typical 160 acre farm. The present assessment, both land and buildings, would be $14,236. Using the state average mill- age of 73.17 mills, the present tax would be $1,041. Now if the same farm had a 50 per cent increase in land values and was receiving 40 per cent in state school aid, the total assessment would be $19,875. It's estimated that the taxes would jump to $1,156. .This example indicates land values could be raised as much as 50 per cent on a typical farm and yet only increase the property tax by 10.99 per cent. If the land is not raised in 1968 and the sample property still received a 40 per cent school aid, the taxes would then be $828.11. To raise this farmer's land in 1969 and put him up to $1,156 would appear as a 39.6 per cent increase rather than 10.99 per cent increase. The difference, probably would be even greater if school budgeting continues to rise. By changing the assessment year from an odd number year to an even number year, the reassessment (which is done every four years) will now come in the same year as elections. 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