Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 6, 1974 · Page 1
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ICMQ a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 - - No. 107 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Monday, May 6, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Cnrrirr Roy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy County Net Taxable Value $75.23 Million The total net taxable value of all real estate, personal property and public utilities property in Carroll County for 1973 taxes, collectible in 1974 and the first half of 1975, is $75.23 million, a report issued Monday by the Iowa Department of Revenue shows. The taxable or assessed value of property is equal to 27 per cent of the actual value of the property, defined as fair market value. Carroll County Treasurer Bernice Williams said Monday all property tax statements have been mailed and taxpayers should have received them. The first payment on the property taxes becomes delinquent in Carroll County on June 15. Mrs. Williams said. Because of a state law which will put counties on a fiscal year basis beginning July 1, 1975, taxes are 50 percent higher this year. But payments will be spread over the 18-month period from Jan. 1,1974 to June 30,1975, in three equal payments. Mrs. Williams said the second payment on the taxes becomes delinquent Oct. 1. 1974, and the third payment becomes delinquent April 1, 1975. The taxable value of real estate in the county amounts to 83.4 per cent of the total net taxable value, the report shows, or $62.77 million. The gross assessed value of real estate in Carroll County, before soldiers' exemptions are subtracted, is listed at $63.72 million. The assessed value of personal property in the county before soldiers' exemptions is listed at $6.37 million according to the report. The net taxable value on personal property is 8.4 per cent of the county's total net taxable value, or $6.31 million. Public utilities in the county are assessed at $6.15 million. This property includes railroads and express Hughes Money is 'Missing Motive' NEW YORK (AP)- Senate investigators believe the case of the two $50.000 Republican "campaign contributions" by billionaire Howard Hughes Restraints on Unions Proposed PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A member of the Federal Trade Commission proposed Monday that labor unions be subjected to antitrust restraints to curb inflation and protect the buying power of non-union workers. As things stand now, said Commissioner Mayo J. Thompson, "Union members' wages are, in effect, subsidized out of the paychecks of the country's non-union employes." He made the remarks" in a speech prepared for delivery to the National Fluid Power Association. Thompson said studies have shown that members of some of the more powerful unions earn 20 per cent more than they would without unions, with the difference "simply 'passed on' to the consuming public." "And since non-union workers are less affluent, on the average, than union members, it follows that every wage increase won by one of our more powerful labor unions has the effect of redistributing incomes regressively — away from the relatively poor and toward the relatively affluent." Heutoiis Buy Nagl Property Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Heuton of Carroll purchased the Mary A. Nagl estate house and lot at 1228 North Court Street at public auction Sunday afternoon for $16,400.00. Auctioneers Harold J. Wieland of Carroll and Gary Rupiper of Templeton reported that an "exceptionally good" crowd attended the sale. supplies the missing motive for the Watergate break-in, the Wall Street Journal said today. The Journal said the investigators contend that former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell "tampered with" a case involving the Dunes Hotel of Las Vegas "and that fear of discovery of the facts led to the Watergate break-in mission" in 1972. Mitchell denies this. The Journal said that the money had been given by Hughes to Charles G. "Bebe" Rebozo. one of President Nixon's closest friends, soon after favorable government action on Hughes' proposed purchase of the Dunes. Hughes never bought the hotel. The paper said that Senate investigators now believe that Mitchell was afraid Lawrence M. O'Brien, then the Democratic National chairman, knew about the Dunes case and the Hughes donation because he had been a public relations consultant to the Hughes organization. O'Brien says he was unaware of the transactions. Richard Danner. a Hughes executive, testified Friday in Los Angeles in a suit involving two factions of the Hughes organization that he gave Rebozo the $100,000 in 1970 in two installments of $50,000 each. But Danner said the money was to be used for Republican congressional candidates, not Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. The Journal said Danner and Mitchell met prior to the contribution to discuss Hughes' acquisition of the Dunes and the antitrust aspects involved. Asst. Atty. Gen. Richard McLaren, then head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, had already informed Mitchell that the purchase would violate the government's merger guidelines, the paper said. The Journal said that soon after Danner's meeting with Mitchell, Hughes got "a high- level go ahead." Area Forecast Mostly clear and quite cool again Monday night with lows in the 40s. Cloudy and cooler Tuesday with highs in the lower 60s. Dr. Francis L. Brockman Methodist Minister Resigns The Rev. Dr. Francis L. Brockman. minister of First United Methodist Church here. Sunday told the congregation he is resigning, effective Monday. June 24. Dr. Brockman said he has asked for a special appointment or a church in Des Moines so he can be near members of his family. A new minister will be assigned to the Carroll church by Bishop James S. Thomas after the annual conference in Des Moines June 14-18. Dr. Brockman told the congregation he has been unable "to adjust to life in a small community" after having spent most of his life in cities. He said he wants to return to city life and has purchased an old Victorian house in Des Moines which he plans to renovate. The statement that Dr. Brockman read to the congregation is the same that he presented at a meeting of the pastoral relations committee April 26, he said. Dr. and Mrs. Brockman moved to Carroll last June and he preached his first sermon Sunday, June 24. A native of Fort Dodge. Dr. Brockman came to Carroll from the United Methodist Committee on Relief offices in New York City. He succeeded the Rev. Dr. Ernest F. Martin who was assigned to Wesley Church, Ottumwa. Dr. Brockman formerly served churches in Iowa Brockman. See Page 2 companies, telephone and telegraph property, pipe lines property, electric property, electric transmission lines property and other property. A breakdown of the assessed value for real estate in the county before exemptions shows agricultural land and buildings (10 acres or more) with a taxable value of $38.1 million, residential lots and buildings have an assessed value of $16.76 million and mercantile, business, lots and buildings in the county are assessed at $6.84 million. Industrial and manufacturing plants, lands, lots, buildings and machinery assessed as real estate have a Truckers Say No to Shutdown DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)— "This projected May 13 shutdown of independent truck drivers is a no-no." says the president of the Iowa Independent Truckers Co-operative. "We don't support the shutdown in any way." said Marvin Maddy. 47. Des Moines. "We feel it would only bring disaster not only to independent truckers, but to several industries as well." His statement came after a special meeting in Des Moines Saturday of about 50 central and eastern Iowa co-operative members. Western Iowa truck o w n e r-operators had met Thursday to discuss a proposed second nationwide shutdown. Maddy said. The strike "is promoted prim a r i 1 y b y Overdrive Magazine in Los Angeles." Maddy said. He said its intent would be to protest high fuel costs and some fuel shortages—the same reasons for the shutdown that crippled transportation and many industries across the nation last Jan. 31 Feb. 11. "The trouble with this proposed shutdown." Maddy said, "is that nobody has stated who is going to negotiate with whom and for what. We can't agree with it under those circumstances. I have no intention of shutting down my truck." "If this action promoted by Overdrive gained any significant momentum, it would probably create a violence factor that would strictly have to be considered in regard to the safety of our people and their equipment." He said the magazine "claims to be the voice of the American trucker. They've got a following, no doubt, but I don't think they speak for the independent operator in this area." taxable value of $2.05 million, while forest and fruit tree reservations have a taxable value of $165, the report said. The report also indicates the average actual value of farmland and buildings in Carroll County is $404.42 per acre —for an assessed or taxable valuation of $109.21 per acre. The taxable value of buildings only on the farmland in the county is 15.9 per cent of the total per-acre taxable value. Carroll County's $404.42 actual value per acre for farmland ranks fourth among the immediate eight-county area. A breakdown shows Calhoun County with a value of $481.70 per acre; Greene, $46,131; Sac, $408.03; Shelby, $354.45; Audubon, $303.38; Crawford, $295.82; and Guthrie. $244.09 The taxable value for agricultural I and and buildings in townships and unincorporated towns in Carroll County is listed at $37.51 million and comprises nearly 97 per cent of the total taxable valuation in those areas. The assessed valuation of residential lots and buildings in cities and towns in Carroll County is $16.28 million, higher than for any of the other seven counties in this area. Business lots and buildings in cities and towns in the county are assessed at $6.2 million, nearly double the next highest assessed value for business property in the seven surrounding counties. A breakdown shows residential lots and buildings in Audubon County's cities and towns have an assessed valuation of $4.91 million: Calhoun, $8.92 million; Crawford, $10.88 million; Greene, $8.49 million; Guthrie, $4.72 million; Sac, $10.03 million: and Shelby, $8.44 million. Mercantile property in cities and towns in the seven counties surrounding Carroll County carry assessed valuations including, $1.12 million for Audubon; $2.67 million for Calhoun; $3.57, million for Crawford; $3.14 million, Greene; $1.46 million, Guthrie; $2.87 million, Sac; and $2.55 million, Shelby. Industrial and manufacturing real estate in Carroll County's cities and towns has a taxable valuation of $1.98 million, the report said. Farm machinery in Carroll County, listed as personal property, carries an assessed valuation of $2.77 million, or 43.5 per cent of the total personal property in the county. Contractor equipment Values, See Page 2 Cleanup at Templeton — Volunteers in the town of Templeton participated in the Region XII Council of Governments clean-up campaign Sunday. The clean-up drive attracted volunteers with 14 pickup trucks in addition to 50 pupils from Sacred Heart Elementary School and members of the Templeton Maddy. who hauls meat products primarily to the east coast, has been a trucker for 25 years. He said those who refuse to drive would "cost us more in public opinion than it would be worth." "This shutdown thing has got to be unreal right now. What would we gain? Who would we talk to? You better know those kind of things before you start tying up an industry. Operator of Casino Cafe Dies C. H. (Mac) Hermsen. 61. of Carroll, a restaurant operator here for over 40 years, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, where he had been a patient for 2'2 weeks. He had been in failing health for the past year. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Spirit Church here by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo Lenz, V.F.. with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Elk's memorial service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30. followed by a Knights of Columbus and parish rosary at 8. Mr. Hermsen opened the Casino Cafe on Highway 30 West in 1930. and in October. 1962, formed a partnership with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carruthers, in the business known as Mac's Casino Cafe, at the same location. He was born at Maple River Feb. 8. 1913. a son of John B. and Anna F. Hermsen. He spent his early years in Maple River and then came to Carroll, where he was employed at the Carroll Cafe before opening the Casino Cafe. On Nov. 27. 1935. he married Bernice E. Booth at St. Joseph Church in Carroll. Hermsen. Sec Page 2 Juveniles softball team. Volunteers cleaned approximately 30 sections of land surrounding Templeton. according to Mayor Ray Nepple. The trash collected was taken to the Carroll County landfill here Monday. Legislature Solves Problem of Surplus C. H. (Mac) Hermsen 'Teacher of Year' Gene Lockhart of Commerce, Tex., formerly of Carroll, has been voted "Teacher of the Year" at East Texas State University at Commerce, where he is on the faculty in the music department. He will be honored in the 1974-75 edition of Outstanding Educators of America with his complete biography and academic accomplishments, having been selected on the basis of his professional and civic achievements. Lockhart is a son of Mrs. Guy Jones of Carroll and the late C. W. (Bert) Lockhart. and is a graduate of Carroll High School. He and Mrs. Lockhart have two children. Jennifer, 4. and Steven. 10 months. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The 1974 Iowa Legislature came to Des Moines Jan. 14 with one seemingly overwhelming problem — how to spend the state's almost $200 million treasury surplus. By the time the session ended early Sunday. Legislative Fiscal Director Gerry Rankin's figures showed the problem had been solved. Some legislators said the problem was oversolved. Rankin's figures show one- shot appropriations and spending programs started by this year's legislature will knock that surplus down to $100 million by June 30.1975 — the end of the current biennium — and to $10 million by June 30.1977. Gov. Robert Ray had asked the legislature to leave a $25 million cushion in 1977. Additional appropriations approved for the fiscal year starting July 1 will bring the state budget to $957 million — $16 million more than recommended by Ray at the beginning of the session. Later budget revisions by the governor, however, left the legislature spending only $12 million more than Ray asked. Despite the spending level. Rankin said legislative action will leave the state with "a good budget — it leaves us with a balance. And Rankin said that surplus will be there even after the tax relief package approved by the legislature at a cost of about $10 million a year more than Ray requested. The governor asked the legislature to remove the 3 per cent sales tax from food and prescription drugs. . The legislature accepted that proposal and expanded on it by removing the sales tax from artificial limbs, prescription orthopedic devices and diabetic supplies such as insulin. The lawmakers then carried tax relief further by doubling the standard deduction on state income tax from 5 per cent and $250 maximum to 10 per cent and $500 maximum. Also doubled was the inheritance tax exemption for a surviving spouse — from $40.000 to $80.000. The legislature also adopted the joint tenancy concept or. the inheritance tax which assumes that the surviving spouse contributed 50 per cent to the estate, unless he can prove he contributed more. That lax relief package will cost the state between $38 million and $43 million a year in lost revenue, depending on whose estimates are used. Several adjustments the legislature made to the school aid formula — including picking up most special education costs and limiting the aid a school can lose while losing enrollment — will result in automatic state budget increases in the future. Credit Bill Passes, Legislature Adjourns Wheelchair Cagers Not Cheating, say members of Tucson's wheel chair basketball team, the Western Wheels, just conserving energy, as they hoist sails to make the going easier. The team took advantage of the gusty ocean breezes by Santa Monica, Cal. before playing a wheel chair team there. DES MOINES. Iowa (API—• The Iowa Legislature's 1974 session has .gone into history after approval of a consumer . credit bill to increase the legal interest limit on revolving charge accounts and loans. (Voting for the credit bill were Reps. Frank Crabb. R-Denison: W. R. Ferguson. R-Glidden, and against Rep. C. W. Hutchins, D-Guthrie Center). The session dragged to a close in the House at 1:26 a.m. Sunday after a debate of nearly three hours on the consumer credit measure during which Democrats Accused Republicans of selling out to ''the money-changers" at the expense of the common citizen. The Democrats declared they will carry to the people in this year's election campaigns the Republican stand on the credit measure. They predicted an anti-Republican reaction at the ballot box. The Senate shut down at 10:15 p.m. Saturday after rejecting a proposed House amendment to the credit bill which would have provided for lower interest ceilings and more consumer protections. The journals of the two houses will show 10:15 p.m. Saturday as the official time when the session ended. The credit bill would permit merchants to charge up to 18 per cent annual interest on revolving charge account and credit card balances up to $500 and 15 per cent on larger amounts. Banks and other lenders would be allowed to charge up to 15'per cent on straight loans. A bipartisan compromise version worked out in the House cut the breaking point on revolving credit to $100 and would have limited interest on straight loans to 13 per cent. The House bought that version Thursday night amid predictions that it would sail through the Senate. But after two days of intensive lobbying press'ure by financial interests, the Senate rejected it Saturdav evening. When the bill finally came up in the House at 9:58 p.m. Saturday. Rep. James West. R-State Center, urged that the Senate version be accepted. While it lacks some features of the House version. West said, the bill still puts into the law "32 consumer protective devices aimed primarily at low income people." He said the price for those protections is "a minimal increase in interest rates." That was like waving a red flag in front of a bull to the Democrats who had worked long hours with Republican leaders to arrive at the proposed House compromise. ••This legislation stinks to high heaven. It represents the worst sort of special interest lobbying," declared Rep. Tom Higgins, D-Davenport. He pointed out the Iowa Supreme Court ruled last September that revolving charge account interest rates exceeding 9 per cent a year violate the Iowa usury law. Doubling the rate can hardly be called "minimal," Higgins said. He said financial interest lobbyists "did their job well. The Senate, and particularly the majority party in the Senate, has betrayed us. "This is an issue that reaches into every pocketbook. lifts money out and carries it over to the big banks and lending institutions.

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