Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 15, 1959 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, October 15, 1959
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Corrections Mode by Treasurer- Poor Management in Iowa Fuel Tax Division is Cited in Special Audit PKS MOIN'ES <An-St:ilr officials h;id under sludy Thursday ;> roport of a special andil savina that in (ho past Iowa has been doing a poor job of collect inp all of the fuel (axes duo from all those who use the roads. Poor management of the slalc motor vehicle fuel (ax <ih ision was cited in the report delivered to Gov. Horschcl Loveless late' Wednesday by the three-man 10 Times Herald, Carroll, la, Thursday, Ocf. 15, 1959 commission M>! up to conduct (he audit. Affairs of the divison have born kicking around in public circles for several yrnrs and boiled to a peak while the 1959 Legislature was in session. It appropriated $50,000 for the- thorough-going check ordered by the governor. IT'S ACRILAN CARPET WEEK! seethe remarkable carpet you've seen on see the carpet granted the Good Housekeeping Guaranty Seal! i ACRILAN »'rog. T.M, of The Chemstranci Corporation. ' Everyone's talking about the NEW ACRILAN CARPET FROM THE LOOMS OF MOHAWK NOW! SEE FOR YOURSELF! LOOKS BETTER... Wears longer... More resilient Longer wear Easy to care for Moth, Mildew Proof Breathtaking beauty in carpeting — plus outstanding , value! New random-sheared Marina, ... by Mohawk. Right for any room—modern or period—with rich, deep pile ACRILAN. Resilient, long wearing. And wonderfully easy to care for. Stunning colors; 12' and 15' broadloom widths ... for custom-tailored room size rugs or ultra-smart wall-to-wall installation. Now ... so easy to own on our convenient terms. HOW! WALL-TO-WALL OR ROOM SIZE RUGS 88 Per Month PRENGER'S FURNITURE - In general the accountants I found: i There is no evidence of wholesale and deliberate evasion of taxes by distributors and special fuel I dealers. j On the other hand there is no way to tell how much money the slate lost through failure to collect it from truckers and others. Correction Made State Treasurer M. L. Abrahamson who has jurisdiction over the motor vehicle tax division, said j many procedures criticized in the * audit have been corrected and that 'lie still had under study the 82!page report. j The three-man commission also i said that through joint efforts of i the treasurer, his employes and ; the auditors, administration of the gas tax law will be improved. In a letter to the governor accompanying the report, the commission said: "Many of the problems of the motor vehicle fuel tax division' stemmed from inadequate administrative procedures which resulted in a loosely controlled operation which, in turn, failed to utilize properly the personnel and equipment of the division." Members of the commission were Clifford Rugger of Mason City; Albert Augustine of Des Moines, and Dean Sidney Winter of the State University of Iowa college of business administration. Their report said that because i records were not available in in- j terstate truck operations and other ! fields it could not be determined the amount of taxes that had gone uncollected during the audit period from Jan. 1, 1958 to March 31, 1959. Some private estimates had put the figure in the millions of dollars. Iowa law prohibits any motor vehicle from bringing more than 20 gallons of fuel into the state without paying the Iowa tax on it. The tax is 6 cents a gallon on gas and 7 cents a gallon on fuel oil. Fraudulent Receipts In some cases, truckers have been found to turn in fraudulent receipts; in other cases, the receipts covered fuel actually bought at stations in a neighboring state which maintain Iowa mailing addresses and occasionally receipts purported to show fuel bought at nonexistent Iowa stations. Affairs of the motor vehicle fuel division came into public view several years ago when George Marchi became its director. He said he found instances of apparent laxity and inefficiency before he took over. A partial audit made by the state auditor's office found Marchi's administration at fault in handling the division affairs and said* that he and Abrahamson were "far from accord and agreement." Then the treasurer fired Marchi. Abrahamson said Marchi had been hired to straighten out the divisi- sion affairs and during the 22 months he was in charge he failed to do so. Finally, while the 1959 Legislature was in session, Gov. Loveless appointed the three-man commission and it hired the Chicago firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. to make the special audit. The auditors found that: Responsibilities of each employe in the gas tax division were not properly fixed. Proper tax reporting forms were not used, accounting procedures | were inadequate and there was lack of internal control, Field audits were inadequate and records of out-of-state fuel distributors were not properly checked. Terminal stations at state borders were not properly manned, there was confusion and error in the administrative office, the filing procedures were not efficient, use of tabulating equipment was inadequate and cooperative working relations with distributors and fuel dealers and users were lacking. Ronald J. Heller Robert G. Heller TWINS RETURN TO BASES . . . Robert and Ronald Heller, twin \ sons of Mrs. J. E. Heller and the late Mr. Heller, have returned to their bast's after being here for the funeral of their father, veteran Carroll policeman. Their addresses are A/3c Ronald J. Heller, AF17543520, 4061st Combat defense Malstrom AFB, Montana, and Robert G. Heller, S.N., Navy School Command, RDA, Box 105 Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif. Ronald is an Air Policeman and Robert is In radar school. Four Killed in Explosion at Atom Plant LOS ALAMOS, N.M. <AP) — Four men unloading high explosive scraps at a dump near this atomic laboratory city were killed \Vednesday when the material exploded. Officials said no radioactive material was involved. High explosives, like TNT, are used in many experiments in developing atomic weapons. The dead were Leopoldo Pacheco, 50, Sevedeo Ltijan, 53; Jose C. Cordova, 37; and Escolastico Martinez, 47. Officials said the four nontech- nical employes were on a routine job—that scraps of such explosives were burned in the pit almost every day. Americans spent 16.7 billion dollars for their medical care in 1958— 300 million dollars less than they did for recreation. FBI Withholds Details- Charge Banker With $290,320 Shortage DALLAS, Tex. (AP) -Authorities kept mum today about what became of $290,320 they accused a bank official of misapplying. Federal agents charged James Cook Evans, 52, thin-haired, quiet and mild, in the case Wednesday hut refused to disclose many details. He waived preliminary hear-, ing and went free under only $2,50» bond. The money disappeared in the past two years, investigators said, from the First National Bank in Dallas, one of the city's largest. Evans was an assistant vice president and had worked there since 1925. Ben H, Wooten, president of the bank, said he understood the shortage involved five other men and a wildcat oil drilling project. No other bank employe had anything to do with the shortage, ha said. The FBI charged Evans specifically with a false entry in bank records crediting a nonexistent $3,000 deposit. Evans had no comment. "The misapplication came about through the making of fictitious deposits and the paying and concealing of drafts drawn for collection," Woolen said. Fidelity bonds covered the full amount of the loss, the bank president said. 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