Fridoy. April 20> 1973 13 first step toward pahlto fiiiane* ing ot pMitteal campaigns may. U turning into an tmbarrass* iMatumbte. Itiformers hm argued for years that paying for election campaigns with public funds was essential to eliminate the potentially corruptive influence of big money contributions. As television and jet plane campaigning forced costs up, the argument gained supporters. After several starts and stops, Congress authorized the treasury to start collecting a fund this year that could be used to pay 1976 presidential campaign costs. The program is entirely voluntary: Each taxpayer is given the choice of earmarking a dollar of his taxes to the campaign fund or of letting it go \m the general tfiigory «i before. Those who choose to allooate the dollar are given the furtlier choice of speelfylng where it gee»-to the oandtdate of a particular political party or to a general campaign fund for distribution among all major and minor party candidates. Potential Was Em^moas The potential of such a A strong wind combined with a temperature Just below freezing can have the same chilling effect as a temperature almost SO degrees Fahrenheit lower on a calm day. READ THE WANT ADS! sehemt wai enormous: 71 mllliefi AfAefltans file individu* at , Income tax returns eadi year; if everyone participated in the campaign fund eheekoff in the next lour years, something in excess of $300 mlltion would be available for the li76 campaign. fiut it appears that no such thing is happening. . Kite Internal Revenue Service laya enty S per cent of the first II miittMi tatpayers this year dieie eheek off the ll^-^i kitty of ||I9,0(IB« ' If that per6enta|t eontinues for the entire rM of IMS tax retuma, the fund will rekh Stumbles on First Step enough to run a oouple of Senate campaigns. The people who favOr the checkoff plan were dismayed by the fIrit reports, but they reject luggeatiohs that it is yieMini low returns because the taxpayers don't like it. Instead, they say, the IVeas- ury and IRS botched the Job by making no mention of the only about mUHon-about checkoff on the basic tax returns (Forms lOM and i04oa) and requiring taxpayers to fill out a separate form called 4875 to take part in the checkoff. Union Board Certifies Vote Results Furthermore, they said, the tax collectors put on only the feeblest,campaign to publicize the checkoff and encourage taxpayers to use it. The Twentieth Century Fund reported recently that one survey of voter attitudes laat December found only 3A per cent of 1,481 perisons questioned had any luiowledge of the checkoff. "^ter the checkoff was explabied, first as a package and then provision by provision, 53 per cent of those surveyed said they favored the checkoff idea, 33 per cent ^id they were opposed and 14 per cent expressed no opinion," Twentieth Century said. As to how many would actually use the checkoff, "45.2 per cent of the respondents said they were likely to check off one dollar, 42 per cent were not and the rest either did not pay taxes or were undecided." That would make quite a difference. If 45 per cent of taxpayers used the checkoff, the kitty would be nearly $35 million. And tiiat would be a respectable start towtfd public financing of a presidemial campaign. On Insurance (ALL AN EXPERT 342-3414 Your Independent Agent HUFF 407 Hill Areada Galftburg, III. OQUAWKA - Two incumbent members of Union Schcol District 115's Board of Education were officially declared winners after the board, at its reorganizational meeting April 18, canvassed the results of the school board election held two days earlier. Re-elected to the board were William E. Stevenson and Dean Ricketts. Stevenson polled 4iM votes and Ricketts received 400 votes. THEY DEFEATED two last minute write-in candidates, Tom Koopmans and Reta Torrance. Koopmans received 211 votes, and 132 persons voted for Mrs. Torrance. During the meeting, board president Glen M. Meyer was re-elected and John Gittings was again appointed board secretary. Regular meetings of the board will/continue to be held on the third Monday of each month at the unit office here. IN OTHER routine business, the board: — Agreed to hire a school psychologist -in cooperation with LaHarpe and Southern school districts. — AK)n>ved contracts for next year for Mrs.- Carolyn Olson and Kathy Driskell. — Api»«ved partial payment of junior college tuition for Robert Bailey, Dennis Dehner, Dan Smith, Terri Henson and James Henson. — Accepted the resignations of Janet Tomlin, a teacher, and Melvin Spangler, a custodian-bus driver. — Approved maternity leave for Mrs: Cdnnie Smith. — Agreed to advertise-for A CUT # ABOVE THE RESTI MANORWAY FAIRWAY EMPEROR TAKE YOUR PKK ANDVOUUnCKAWINNERI When you select an Ariens Riding Mower or Lawn Tractor, you can be sure you picked a winner. Ariens has • model that'e just right for your graea cutting eltuation and your pocketbook. The Manorwaya and Emperors are 8 HP and the Fairways are 5 and 7 HP. Mowing decks range from 24" to 39">cutting widths. There's mulching and grass catching accessories for summer; enow blades and Sno-Throwera attachments iof winter and, of course, electric ftart if you choose* All provide clean, crisp, no^acalp mowing, If you Ilka to ride a winner, select tn Ariens. "A Cut Above The Rest I" I SEE THE ARIENS LINE AT THESE DEALERS I MONMOUTH STRONGHURST Goldie's Sales & Service Tatge's Home Appl. Distributed by CONRON, INC. Danville, Illinois milk bids for district cafeterias. A banquet marking the end of the season for the Sunday Mixed League bowlers was held April 15 at the Arlon Club, Burlington. During the business meeting, officers for next season were elected. They are Ray* mond Mortimer, president; Phil Steele, vice president; Helen Chambers, treasurer, and Margaret Pryrear, secretary. Roy Delabar received a plaque honoring him as Bowl- er of the Century, ViVi-im, during an awards ceremony. tives in Pharr, Tex. Mrs. Michael Barenthln, Puiljman, Mich., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Veva Remick. Oquawka United Methodist Women will hold their annual spring tea April 25 at the Refuse Permits church. -i Mrs. John Voorheee return- Due on May 1 ed Aprilia from a visit with ^ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. t. C. Moorman, and other rela- Now You Know... By United Press International Portable thrones were first used in the West by fSmperor Charlemague early in the Ninth Century. Trucks which are used to haul refuse in the City of Galesburg must be licensed by May 1, George l^annon, city sanitarian; said today. Trucks will be inspected April 26, 27 and 30 at the city garage on South Henderson Street, Shannon said. Hours will be from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. HONG KONG CUSTOM TAILORING IN OALESBURO For 2 Dairi Onlr — sat., Sun., AptU 21 - 22 k ^^^^^^H Ladies' and Crdntlemen's Mad«-TO-Measure Hand TaUored Sulta, ^BBIBBB Topcoats, Sport Jackals, ate. Art You Hard to fit? We apcclallze in Custom Made Clothes for aU tlgurea and sizes. 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