Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 7, 1971 · Page 26
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Oat* from NATIONAL WfA7H£K U.S. 0»pt of Stww Uw UfrtH Friday Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Jan. 7, 1971 B-ll State tax forms simplified this year National picture Paris peace talks produce hackneyed charges over war Bain is expected Thursday in the Pacific Northwest, the Texas Gulf coast and Flarida Panhandle! Snow flurries are forecast for the northern Rockies, Arizona and northern Texas, and northern New England. (AP Wirephoto) Area weather CHICAGO - Tax forms packages containing new simplified Illinois income tax returns are being mailed to more than four million taxpayers, Mrs. Helen Schmid, assistant director of the Department of Revenue, said Wednesday. The packages are being mailed to every person who filed a 1969 state income tax return. The simplified forms represent a major effort by the department to make it easier for taxpayers to prepare their annual returns, Mrs. Schmid said. Many months of work have gone into the preparation of the new individual return. The suggestions and criticisms of both the general public and professional tax practitioners have been considered and every effort has been made to make it as easy as possible for taxpayers to complete and file the returns." In addition to the new forms, the tax packages contain step-by-step instructions for preparing the returns, detailed tax tables, and several new schedules to be used In certain tax situations. The new schedules include one for non-residents or part- year residents and one for use in claiming credit for income taxes paid to another state. Schedule F, used for reporting capital gains or losses, also has been revised and divided into a short form, applicable to most taxpayers, and a long form, for those with complex tax situations. Mrs. Schmid pointed out that the majority of taxpayers will use only the one-page 12- line form. Simplified, step-by- step instructions are provided for each line of the return, she said. The Department of Revenue wifl offer increased taxpayer assistance services during the filing period. Services Will include in-person assistance offices In every county in the state and a statewide toll-free telephone information network. Telegraph area" tax assistance offices will be open during normal business hours at various times of the week. Their locations and the days they will be open are as follows: Alton, 543 E. Broadway, five days a week; Carlinville, Macoupin County Courthouse, Thursday only; Carrollton, Greene County Courthouse, Tuesday only; Edwardsville, Madison County Civil Defense, 333 S. Main, Room A. Friday only; Hardin, Calhoun County Courthouse, Friday only; Jerseyville, Jersey County Courthouse, Thursday only; Litchfield, 121 E. Union, Friday only. In the Chicago area, persons with state income tax questions may call 641-2150. Outside the Chicago area the number is 800-9724630, toll- free from anywhere in Illinois. The telephone network will be operated from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be in use from Jan. 4 through Apr. 16. The permanent offices of the department in Springfield, Chicago, Rockford, Geneva, R ock Island, Pekin, Danville, Marion and East St Louis will operate on the same schedule. Office hours in the locations will vary from place to place. Mrs. Schmid said the forms mailing will be completed within two weeks. Persons who have not received their returns by Jan. 15 may obtain them from any Illinois Department of Revenue office. She also cautioned taxpayers to complete their federal returns before beginning their Illinois returns. Federal adjusted gross income is the first figure required on the state return. Each return received through the mail bears a preaddressed label which includes the taxpayer' s name, address and social security number. Mrs. Schmid noted taxpayers should use this label on the return they file, marking any necessary corrections on the label. . Taxpayers also .win need wage and tax statements for 1970 (form W-2) before beginning both federal and state returns, Illinois does not provide a separate W-2 form, but copies for state income tax filing purposes are Included in the W-2 forms hi use in Illinois. State income tax returns for calendar year taxpayers are due on or before Apr. 15. An envelope, addressed to the Revenue department, P. 0. Box 3386, Springfield, til. 62708, is provided with the returns being mailed to taxpayers. By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH PARIS (AP) — Representatives of Hanoi and Saigon at the Paris peace talks today expressed hopes that the New Year will bring some progress in the deadlocked talks. But they followed up with repetitions of old charges against their opponents. "We express the wish that the conference will record progress in the coming year," North Vietnam's chief delegate, Xuan Thuy, told newsmen as he entered the first weekly meeting of 1971. He added that recent promises by President Nixon and Defense Secretary Melvin'R. Laird of gradual American disengagement from the war only showed that the United States is determined to pursue the war under cover of its Vietnamization policy. Mme. Nguyen Thi Binh, the chief Viet Cong delegate, said the Vietnamization policy proves that the United States has no real intention of withdrawing all its forces from South Vietnam. Speaking first at the 98th weekly; session of the talks, South Vietnam's Pham Dang Lam said the New Year "has generated unanimous hopes that the negotiations will get out of the impasse and that 1971 will see the start of, a new phase leading to the end of hostilities and the restoration of peace. For us who are around this table, we cannot merely say that we share this hope, rather, it is our duty to make this hope become reality." Lam blamed North Vietnam and the Viet Cong for the stalemate and said their final objective remains the conquest of South Vietnam "by force and subversion" and the extension of Hanoi's Communist regime to Cambodia and Laos. The American representative, David K. E. Bruce, accused the Communist delegations of rejecting all American proposals out of hand while trying to impose unacceptable conditions "incompatible with any kind of real negotiations." Bruce also renewed his appeal for humane treatment and release of American prisoners held in North Vietnam. Alton and vicinity — Fair and partly cloudy today. Highs 20 to 25. Winds light and variable. Partly cloudy tonight with low 10 to 15. Winds southerly 6 to 12 m.p.h. Partly cloudy and a little warmer on Friday. High around 30. Dinner for business leaders set Dr. Benjamin A, Rogge, p r o f e s sor of political economy, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., will discuss the economic outlook for 1 971 at the 18th annual dinner meeting for Alton industrialists sponsored by First National Bank & Trust Co. in Alton. The dinner will be held Jan. 14, in Hotel Stratford. Other executives who will report on the outlook for their industries will be: Joseph H. Lemieux, plant manager, Owens-Illinois, Inc., Jens A. Norgaard, refinery manager, American Oil Co.; Edward W. Ruhe, vice president and ge n e r a 1 manager, Brass Division, Olin Corporation; J. Edwin Sunderland, vice president, finance and administration, Alton Box Board Co.; George M. Ryrie, executive vice president, First National Bank & Trust Co. in Alton. But not for love American-Vietnamese marriages double each year By DAVID L. TERRY .Telegraph Correspondent SAIGON — Despite the fact that American troop levels and civilian employes in Vietnam are being cut drastically, the number of marriages to Vietnamese girls are higher than ever. In 1966 there were 245 such marriages, and the number has doubled each year, so that this year there have been 1,226 marriages plus 500 girls applying for specials visas to marry in the United States, according to the American Embassy in Saigon. Previously, Vietnamese girls had to be married to an American to go to the States, or else obtain a tourist visa which was extremely difficult. A new ruling by U.S. Immigrations which was passed in April and put into effect in August, allows prospective brides to visit the U.S. for 90 days with the intention of getting married. "We average about 10 applicants a day, of girls applying for a visa to visit the U.S. and marry their American fiance," said Suzy, a bright eyed Vietnamese secretary at the Consular Section of the US. Embassy. The fiance is usually in the U.S. already, and sends for his bride, but sometimes the man will accompany her from Saigon. The reason for the new rule was prompted by the Vietnamese Interior Ministry, which stopped letting girls go abroad on tourist visas last year. The reason given was the "gold How" from Vietnam, but it is well known that the government unofficially disapproves interracial marriages by Vietnamese girls. Suzy, at the Consular Section, has talked to almost every Vietnamese girl marrying Americans in the past five years, and claims that "only five marriages in a hundred are for love." "Usually the girl is from a very poor family, and they tell me that they are only marrying the American for his money," explained Suzy. "Many times the girl is the widow of a Vietnamese soldier who has been killed, and she cannot support' the family he has left her," she cpntineud. "So she gets married to the American because he has money." Suzy said that many times very young GIs of 18 or 20 marry women over 3, who already have several small children. The soldier will adopt the children, and take them back to the States with his wife. The other half of the marriages, according to Suzy, are older men, Americans of 40 or 50, who get married to girls of 18 or 19. .Suzy is the wife of a Major in the Vietnamese Army, and most of her disapproval of Vietnamese - American marriages is a product of the Saigon upper-class which looks on Vietnamese girls married to Americans as outcasts of their society. An American military legal officer on Tan Son Nhut, who reported the same trend, said that he expected the "marriages by the older men to be the most successful." "Many times the younger GI is getting married because his girl friend is pregnant," explained the legal officer. "He has a sense of guilt in a country where it doesn't apply. Many times the girl has had one or two illegitimate children, and uses the pregnancy to trap the soldier," he continued. "Western morals just don't apply in this country." For the couple that decides to get married the social and government pressure is tremendous. Most Vietnamese families are very close, and usually practice ancestor- worship, which forces the girl to accept her parents' word without question. If the gill decides to marry an American, she must expect a great deal of criticism from other Vietnamese. The Vietnamese government has compiled a list of paper work for such marriages, which takes anywhere from six months to a year.. One GI reported that he and his wife had been "stopped three times by the Vietnamese police, who want a payoff" so that they won't arrest his wife. "We had our marriage papers, so they reluctantly let us go, but otherwise they might have put my wife in jail," he reported. The Saigon police have «n unwritten law, that any Vietnamese girl seen with an American is a suspected communist agent, and te subject to arrest for no other reason than talking to in American. One young Vietnamese secretary on Tan Son Nhut said that "girls from good families are reluctant to marry Americans because they will be looked upon M bar girls in the States." "If I were a poor girl I would marry an American because they are kind and have money," she continued. "But most families are ashamed of their daughter if they have an American boy, friend or husband." Most better class families in Saigon won't allow their daughters to talk with Americans because other Vietnamese will look upon her as a prostitue. you can get a bulldog or '20,000 insurance Dog may be man's best friend, but what does he know about safeguarding your money? When you keep your money in a Savings Account or Savings Certificates, here, we pay you the highest rates we're allowed by law. What's more, your deposits are insured up to $20,000 by an agency of the Federal government. For the safety of your money, rely onus. Phono 159.1990 CITIZENS SAVINGS & LOAN 700 BEKKSH1KK BLVD. EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS Militarists fumble with fuzzy {acts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon—caught with its cash drawers open—says It is sending scouts around the world to find out, in part, how much Food for Peace money was converted to arms for war. Armistead I. Selden, deputy assistant secretary of defense, said it's "extremely difficult, if not altogether impossible" to place a dollar value on U.S. military assistance to foreign nations. "These figures are In the field. They can be gotten; they will be gotten/' he told a Joint Economic nub- committee Wednesday. But he said Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., was correct "as far as he went" in estimating the total military aid cost at ?7 billion in fiscal 1970. Wartime conditions in Vietnam, said Selden, . have prevented the Defense Department from cataloging money turned over to South Vietnamese, Thai and Philippine troops. "We certainly are not trying to hide any figures," he said. Noting the U.S. has been in the war since 1965, Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., said, "all you have to do is mention war and somehow you don't have to be accountable." "Most of us in Washington have seen a lot of mismanagement in government programs," said the subcommittee chairman, "but this is the first time I have come across one that appears to be characterized by un- management." Best teacher SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Selection of Mrs. Martha Cassity, Litchfield elementary music teacher, as Illinois teacher of the year was announced Wednesday by state School Supt. Ray Page. In, out of hospitals in Telegraph area St. Anthony's ADMISSIONS Mrs. Hazel Angleton, South Roxana Mrs. Dorothy Rowland, 2314 Central Denise Amata, Bethalto Norma Rutherford, Roxana Mrs. Barbara Miller, Wood River Rev. Everett Allen, 2213 Salu Mrs. Sherry Antrobus. 2617 Walnut Hassel Davis, Bethalto Mrs. Edna Henson, Bethalto Herman Eberhart, Moro Ricky Shaw, Godfrey Richard Austin, East Alton DISMISSALS John Tonsor, 925 College Cheryl Dickerson, 214 Dorris Mrs. Carolyn Shive, Wood River Cathy Burns, 2910 Edwards St. Joseph's ADMISSIONS Mrs. Ruby Anderson, 20 Sullivan Mrs. Marilyn Coolbaugh, Edwardsville Trumel Ewlng, 506 Miller Lester Gentry, East Alton Mrs. Brenda Hawkins, Cottage Hills Donald Keil, Godfrey Andrew Miller, East Alton Maurice Musgravc, Brighton Katherlne Powell, 1327 E. 5th George Wreath, 3412 Brown Kevin Shewmake, 3000 Glenwood Kimberly Boyd, 771 Oakwood Charles Myers, Bethalto Donald Funderburk, Godfrey DISMISSALS Mrs. Linda Bernhardt, Cottage Hills Matthew Booker, Edwardsville Mrs. Capitola Kirk, Grafton Mrs. Mary Minard, 609 Central Marilyn Ohley, 1208 N ore ton Esther Rodgers, 29 Maurice Bernard ttoth, Carrollton Joe Smith, 229 Hamilton Mrs. Allene Springer, Godfrey Mrs. Nealda Straub, Godfrey Horace Morris, East Alton Carol Vandl, East Alton Larry Fisher, 1812 Crest Richard Seymour, Jerseyville Alton Memorial ADMISSIONS Stacey Batchelor, 3701 Horn Mrs. Julia Dunham, Godfrey Opel Johnson, 3014 Fernwood James Williams, Greenfield Albert Smith, Edwardsville Harry Tolbert, Brighton Mrs. Patricia Ballantyne, Edwardsville Mrs. Lois Cunnutt, Cottage Hills Mrs. Annie Watson, 3009 Ethel Mrs. Charlotte Dawson, 3403 Humbert Mrs. Gloria Warford, Dorchester Mrs. Barbara Lynn, Roxana Frederick Grizzle, Delhi Debra Camerer, Iloodhouse Mrs. Betty Smulley, 2301 LaSalle Clarence Whitten, Godfrey Alvln Wilson, Wood River DISMISSALS Mrs. Patricia Brooks, Cottage Hills Mrs. Jane Jackson, 3621 Berkeley Mrs. Diane McMaster, East Alton Mrs. Bette Jones, South Roxana Earl Lane, Wood Hlvcr Glenna Lower, Wood Hlver Kevin HauNman, 1227 Diamond Mrs. Virginia Towey, New Cannan, Conn. Ruth Borrrum, 204 Carolina Mrs. Velma Lay, Wood River Edna Owens, Moro Lewis Kobbins, 307 Brookside Virginia Davis, East Alton John Downing, Villa Terrace Georgia Whitten, 3226 Brown Mark Beultcl, Godfrey Jerry Lands, Wood River Elizabeth Clark, East Alton William Ames, Jerseyville Matthew Mulvlll, East Alton Debra Hill, Bethalto Wood River Township ADMISSIONS Jay McClellan, Roxana Mrs. Cora Madison, Alton Mrs. Shirley Cornwell, Hartford Mrs. Ruby Quigley, Brighton John Phipps, Hartford Leonard Smith, Hartford Mrs. Mildred Dodd, Granite City DISMISSALS Mrs. Hazel Coppage, Godfrey Mrs. Johanna Anderson, 110 Hickory Mrs. Hazel llelmkamp, 937 E. Acton Clarence Shirley, Hartford Roxanne Hull, Bunker Hill Elbert Smith, Cottage Hills Patricia Peutcrbaugh, East Alton Clinton Crider, Cottage Hills Ciirlinville Area ADMISSIONS Pauline Greenwalt, Carlinville George Adam, Carlinville Gladys E. Fete, Shipman Autin E. Jaynes, Plainview Robert Carl Bellm, Carlinville DISMISSALS Fred D. Harrison, Bunker Hill William Douglas Hlnes, Shipman Harold Brlmberry, Carlinville Richard H. Shirley, Carlinville H a z e 1 Jeanne Bellm, Carlinville Teddy Lee Meyer, Carlinville Fucy Marie Bcrnabe, Mt. Clare Timothy David Conlee, Benld Hceln Fay Ellcr, Nilwood Wilbert Henry Lott, Carlinville Hannah Menzic, Gillesple Boyd Memorial (Carrollton) ADMISSIONS David Swarrsen, Rockbrldge Victor Ladd, Kane Mrs, Naomi Stine, Carrollton Mrs. Nellie Baumgartner, Carrollton DISMISSALS Mrs. Pearl Snyders, Batchtown Frances Becker, Carrollton Mrs. Beatrice Hammerer, Eldrcd Howard Magulre, Rockbridge Carolyn Erwin, Kane Mrs. Doris Handling, Greenfield St. Luke's (St. Louis) ADMISSION Miss Gay Hicks, East Alton Jersey Community (Jerseyville) ADMISSIONS William Lawler, Jerseyville Joseph Weaver, Hardin Katla Woolsey, Jerseyville William Devening, Jerseyville Glna Flowers, Grafton Mary Ann Hagen, Meppen DISMISSALS Dorothy Ingersoll, Jerseyville Ronald Gibson, Hardin Jack Degerlia, Hardin Donna Tago, Hardin Helen Franke, Batchtown Wanda Me Even?, Jerseyville St. Francii (LltchfleU Joanette Blevins, LitchfleU Dennis Wanger, Raymond Joel Grisham, Gillesple Gregory Barry, Raymond Catherine Wegener, Staunton Michael DeWitt, Litchfield Gwen Zubal, Mt. Olive DISMISSALS Lucille Gregory, Litchield Elizabeth Worth, Litchfield Robert Robinson, Litchfield Willa Campbell, Litchfield Jim Shade, Litchfield William Morris, Mt. Olive Joley Throne, Bunker Hill Charles Soens, Staunton Mary Walch, Raymond Alice Blevins, Gillesple Frank Folker, Gillesple St. Joseph's (Highland) ADMISSIONS Fred Kessmnn, Edwardsville Paul Homann, Edwardsville DISMISSALS Alfred Meyer, Edwnrdsville Mrs. Anna Knabcl, Edwardsville Stauuton Community ADMISSIONS June Waggaman, Staunton Treni Dudley, Livingston Richard Wolchko, Livingston Ada Dale, Staunton Edna Sternes, Staunton James Fey, Staunton Glenna Young, Staunton August Weishaupt, Moro William Bruhn, Gillesple Brentt Quart, Staunton Pearl Starck, Benld William Edmons, Gillesple James Nance, Shipman DISMISSALS Leatta Bottoms, Hamel Howard Zude, Staunton Luther McGowan, Livingston Dolly Gipson, Gillespie Oliiida Schlechte, Worden Richard Saiidbaek, Stauatoa Charles Relsinger, Wordea Richard Wotchko, Livingston Treni Dudley, Livingston Cory Stewart, South Roxana Arthur Dustman, Worden Malinda Brunmvorth, Hamel Florence ManshoU, QUlespie Louis Streeb, Staunton

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