The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on March 19, 1964 · Page 8
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March 19, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 8

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Thursday, March 19, 1964
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State Candidates Certified by Demo Committee 'Candidates for state offices have been officially certified by the State Democratic Executive Committee, and copies were sent to the County Democratic Executive Committee by Frank C. Erwin Jr., chairman of bhe state committee. Here are tjhe names of state officials as they -will aplpear on the May 2 first Democratic primary ballot: Governor, John Oonnally of Travis county; Don Yarbrough of Harris county; M. T. Banks of Jefferson county and Johnnie Mae Hackworthe of Washington county. Lieutenant Governor: Albert Fuentes Jr. of Bexar county, and Preston Smith of Lubibock county. United States Senator: Ralph W. Yanborough of Travis county and .Gordon McLendon of Dallas county. United States Representative at JaTge: Joe Pool of Dallas county, Bill Elkins of Hunt county, Robert W. Baker of Harris county, Bob ILooney of Harris county and Dan Sullivan of Andrews county. Attorney General: Waggoner Carr of Lubfoock county. Commission of Agriculture: 'John C. White of Wichita county and Millard Shivers of McLennan county. Commissioner of General Land Office: Jerry Sadler of 'Anderson county and Fred H. Williams of Dallas county. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Robert S. Calvert of fTravis county. State Treasurer: Jesse James of Travis, county. Railroad Commissioner: Ben Ramsey of San Augustine county. Railroad Commissioner, un- expired term: Jim C'. Langdon of El Paso county and Jesse Owens of Willbarger countjy. Associate Justice Supreme Court, Place 1: .Sears McGee of Harris county, Jack Pope of Bexar county; Place 2: Ruel C. Walker of Johnson county; Place 3: Robert W. Hamilton of Midland county. Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: K. K. Woodley of Travis county. Court of 'Civil Appeals, 7th Distract: Ernest 0. Northcutt of Randal county and Herbert C. Martin of Potter county. Social Security Visits Listed Curtis Watts, field representative for the Social Security district office in Amarillo, has announced the following schedule of his visits to Wellington for the coming .three months: Watts can ibe contacted at the courthouse Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the following dates: April 16 and 30; May 14 and 28; and June 11 and 23. Other appointments in this area a/re: Clarendon courthouse, Monday, 9:15 bo 11, on April 13 and 27; May 11 and 25; and June 8 and 22. Memphis American Legion Hall, 9:45 to 11 a.m. April 7 and 21; May 5 and 19, and June 2, 16 and 30. ChHdress city hall: Wednesday 8:30 a.m, fa 2:30 p.m. April 8 and 22; May 6 and 20 and June 3 and 17. Shamrock community building, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 14 and 28; May 12 and 26; and June 9 and 23. Those who wish may visit the Amarillo office between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The district office is at 100(5 Adams Street. the manufacturer has (paid the tax, the fact that it IS taxed is not apparent} to a purchaser as is the fact that he must pay a Federal excise tax when he purchases a suitcase. But the tax in there — although hidden — on light bulbs and many other items you wouldn't suspect would carry a "luxury" classification. I've heard that some retailers refuse to handle articles on which an excise tax must ^^ .be collected directly because flU they wish to spare themselves •the expense of being tax collectors. Many retailers can't avoid . — v the chore. A jeweler, for example, must levy the tax of 1C per cent whether the sale is 10 cents or $1,000. His advertising must carry the notifica tion that jewelry is taxed. He must make separate bookkeeping entries for taxe collected. He must make sopar ate tax reports and remissions each quarter. He must mak periodic tax audits. The excis tax for the jeweler is indee< a real cost of doing business Many other retailers are simi larly effected. Drug stores luggage and leather shops, de partment stores, camera shops grocery stores which sell man} of these .taxed products — ai of them are deeply concerne with the matter. Consumers, however, as tax payers, have the most direc THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, March 19, 1964 CONSERVATION DISTRICT NEWS DROUTH INSURANCE The past year of .below average rainfall has .given itocal ranchers an insight of what to expect in the future. The. good years last only so long, and the bad ones are bound to come. For some, another year like the last would put them out of the cow business for lack of sufficient grass., reminded Bob Crawford, work unit conservationist of the Soil Conservation Service. The (principle of proper range use. take half and leave half, will come into its own during the dry years. Those who have practiced this the last few years when moisture and .grass were plentiful have reserves which will carry them through the dry years. interest. It is money that, df diverted from taxation, would ibe returned to the mainstream of the economy through the purchase of a larger volume oJ goods and services and ibe reflected in a higher living standard for Americans. The best way to determine the amount of use is 'to select the key grass in each pasture and rotaate so that at least 50 per cent of this specie is left about April 1. There should Ibe seed heads produced on at least half the key plants. These key species are different on each type of range land according to the texture of the soil. "For assistance in determining the key specie on your pasture, the SCS technicians assisting the Salt Fork SCO will be glad to furnish helip," Crawford said. Some of those who have taken advantage of this method of regulating grazing in the past are Fred Bourland, James R. Ross, Glee Parr, John Robert Henard, Jr., Zook Thomas, Pat Bradley, Jessi Coleman, Jake Hess and others. The results of using this method can be seen by observing the condition of the grass and cattle on their places. Marshall, Texas was once the capital of Missouri. AWARD WINNER John E. Holton Butane Co. was second quarter winner of the Phil- gas Pacesetter award for the Amarillo division, and here John Holton receives the plaque from J. A. Gilmer, assistant division manager of Philgas, Amarillo. This came during a presentation dinner held recently at the Greenbelt Electric, Inc., directors room, and attended by all em- ployees of the company. Present were Holton, Gilrner, Glen Shelton, district representative of Childress; Bob Smith and Mr. Johnston, LPG representatives; Carl Brown, sales promotion department, all of Amarillo. Holton employees attending were V. D. Hutchins, Loys Johnson, Howard Golden, John D. Smith and George Hooten. NEWS LETTER from Congressman WALTER ROGERS EXCISE TAXES Excise taxes affect the pocketbooks of each of us. They add to the cost of a long, long list of goods and services we buy. They swell the Federal treasury by billions of dollars — by an estimated $10.2 billion in the current fiscal year. And the Federal government "excises excise taxes — by which (or slices out) its. share of the purchase price — constitute a problem for consumers, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as the tax collector who is faced with a jungle of complex regulations. The focus of Congressional effort to bring new sense and balance to the nation's tax structure likely will fall next on excise taxes — and, in my view, a sweeping review of the subject is long overdue. Trees are the oldest living things. Congressman Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the Ho'iise Ways and Means Committee, has announced that public hearings win be held later this year on excise taxes. The purpose of the heai-ings, he said, .will be similar tf> that which led the Committee to give thorough review to the income tax structure. That study directly resulted in the recent enactment of the income tax reduction and revision bill. My prediction is that from the hearings to be held will emerge a major revision — if not an outright repeal— of the excise tax structure. Certainly there will not be time this year to complete the healings and committee study in the House and Senate, drafting of bills, defbate and decision on the floors of both the Houses of Congress. Possibly the matter will come to a decision next year, in the Fdrst Session of the 89th Congress. I'd expect that certainly before the end of 1966, major changes — if not repeal — will have been enacted. Aside from the time-consuming aspect of Congressional pi-ocedure on this kind of very involved matter, an important reason why action will not be t^ken swiftly iis because the Congress- and' the country will want to judge the effects of the income tax reduction bill signed toy the President last month. If the income reduction measure lives up to its promise to give the nation's economy a major boost, justification will be strong for a similar action affecting excise taxes. Excise taxes are a legacy of World War II. Billed as "lux- in some instances., to discourage the (production and sale of items whose components consisted of vital war materials. Luggage and jewelry were two such products. The excise raise revenue but also to control, retain and divert the use of supplies needed' in the war effort. Obviously this' purpose if not that of raising revenue has outlived its original! intent. 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