Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on January 5, 1969 · Page 26
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JO-D + v LUBMCK AVflLAKCHE-JOURHftl—SuaJay Morning, January 5, 1959 LAWMAKERS' TEMPERS MAY FLARE Taxes, Education Named State Issues In '69 Top By LEE JONES AUSTIN (AP> — Taxes and education are inseparably linked as the top issues of the 1969 legislature. Better schools demand bigger taxes. Both issues are calculated to raise lawmakers' tempers. Nearly all the senators and representatives who responded to an Associated Press mail sur< vey ranked taxes as a leading issue, and most tied revenue to schools. System Inadequate The reason for joining the two Issues is simple. A governor's committee of 15 influential Texans found the state's school system inadequate. It recommended spending 5338.1 million the next two years to start upgrading it. including about $200 million for teacher pay raises. Lawmakers themselves do nol agree on how much money they must raise in new taxes. "S100 to S300 million," said Sen. Murray Watson of Mart "At least $150 million," esti "About $200 million" was the ;uess of Sen. Chet Brooks of p asadena. ' . . "S300 million," said Sen. mated Rep. Abilene. Frank Calhoun o: Charles Wilson of Lufkin. Lt. Gov.-elect Ben Barnes said recently the legislature can go along with the education committee proposals "and not have over $200 million." Divided On Question The legislators also are divid ed over how to raise the money. The great majority of those answering the AP questionnaire ex pressed no ideas at all on possible tax sources. Of those who did suggest new tax revenues, most proposed removing some exemptions from the state sales tax. Other advocated various selective taxes personal and corporation income taxes, another sales tax rate increase and a college tuition increase. The state sales tax was raised only last summer to 3 per cent. Most Texans live m cities with additional 1 per cent local sales taxes. ' "The lobby will try for enough spending to take out sales tax exemptions but I think we will single shot some things," said Rep. Bob Armstrong of Austin. A senator who asked not to oe quoted by name suggested "increased natural resources tax; removal of 'luxury items' from exemption in general sales Tulia City Offices Moved To C*C Site TULIA' (Special) — City administrative offices have been moved temporarily to the Tulia Chamber of Commerce Bldg., according to city manager Jim McAlister, The move was made because of remodeling at the city hall. The remodeling project will require 90 to 120 days. PolicR and fire departments will continue to function at the city hall, officials said. tax." Major Iiwue Rep. Rex Braun of Houston, said a major issue is "adoption of a corporate profits tax anc high taxes on natural gas so tha we don't have to buckle under to the lobby's demandt for in creased and expanded sales tax MEET, LUNCHEON PLANNED South Plains Daughters of the Nile will meet at the Masonic Temple, 1207 Main, at 10 a.m Jan. 9. A covered dish luncheon will be served at noon. Couples Announce Plans. es. One house member who is likely to have much influence on tax bill wrote a single word as his recommendation; "sales." "If new revenue is needed, exemptions under the sales tax should be removed," said Rep. James Cole of Greenville. The governor's school study committee said Texas can well afford its recommendations. It presented statistics saying Texas ranks 40th among the states in taxes as a percentage of personal income. A personal income tax Is considered unlikely since many legislative candidates as well as the stale Democratic Party platform opposed such a levy during the 1968 campaigns. The state platform on which Gov.-elect Preston any Smith won should "spread the burden equitably among business interests and Individual taxpayers." Rep. Jim Earthman of Houston, one of the eight Republicans in the new legislature summed up the problem concisely: "Needing and getting are two different things." TUCKER-WHITE ] Miss Mary Esteile Tucker and William Ross White plan to marry in Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio June 21. Mr. and Mrs. Reagan Stafford Tucker Jr. of San Antonio and Mr. and Mrs. William J. White of Houston are their parents. Miss Tucker is a graduate of John Marshall High School 5n San Antonio and is a junior at Texas Tech. She is a member of Chi Omega social sorority and Junior Council. White, a graduate of Bcllairc High School in Houston, is a senior at Tech, where he is a member of Kappa Alpha social fraternity. EMBREE-LUCKEY Miss Mary Virginia Embree and Robert Erie Luckey plan to many Feb. 15 in United Methodist Church in Tahoka. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Warren Embree of Tahoka and Don Luckey of Rockdale. A graduate of Texas Tech with a B.A. degree, Miss Embree holds an M.S. deerce from Ihe University of Utah and is staff psychologist at Caruth Memorial Rehabilitation Center in Dallas. Luckey holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Texas State University and is acting director of psychology at Denton'State School for the Mentally Retarded. ENGEL-LAMOTHE | Miss Elizabeth JoNcll Engel and J. Richard Lamollie plan a June 7 wedding in Bethany Lutheran , Church in Fred- erickEburg. Their parents are Sir. and Mrs. Benno Engel of Uickenbach and Mr and Mrs. W. F. Cagle, 5517 36th St. [i Miss Eng-'l is a graduate of| Frcdericksburg High School and; Texas, Lutheran College and; teaches in Arlington school system. A graduate of Lubbock parents. A graduate of Coronado High School, Miss Robertson attended South Plains College. Parker attended Lubbock High' School a<id finished high school in the U.S. The NCO Wives Board of Directors will meet 5 at 7=30 p.m^ Monday in the Family Service Center at Reese. Air Force. lie is stationed in the Philippines. High School, Lamothe is a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. DUNN-EVANS Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dunn, 2806 62nd St., have announced! the engagement of their; daughter, Miss Anita Rose Dunn, to Thomas William Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W.' Evans, 1916 55th St. The couple, both seniors at Monterey High School, plan to marry June 13 in Monterey Baptist Church. ROBERTSON-PARKER Mr. and Mrs. G. N. 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