The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 11, 1975 · Page 3
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April 11, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 3

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Friday, April 11, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 3 Officials Plan Trip in Solid Waste Study The Provo City Commission has authorized a trip'to Los Angeles and Phoenix for two city officials to study solid waste recycling processes. Sanitation Commissioner E. Odell Miner explained to the city fathers that Provo is faced with spending considerable amounts of money on replacing the garbage disposal system the city now has. He explained that a number of companies have explained resource recovery systems and he feels Uie city should see these to make sure they are not experimental before any committment is made to them. "We are really at the mercy of salesmen if we sit here in Provo and refuse to go and look at the possibilities," he told the city fathers. The plan is to visit recycling projects in Los Angeles and perhaps in nearby areas. Mr. Miner said one system the city has been interested in for some time is one involved with putting car tires to use as a sealing compound for streets. "We have been stockpiling auto tires at the dump for a number of months in hopes that a use can be found for them," he said. Another system will be examined in Phoenix where citv sanitation crews have tapped a large garbage dump to extract methane gas from decomposing materials. At the request of the city fathers, the Daily Herald has agreed to send a reporter to cover the trip to prepare a series of articles on the various recovery systems. Commissioner Miner said that most of the city's garbage disposal equipment is almost a decade old and he does not want to spend money on replacement if there is a way to mine refuse for reusable materials. He added that new state and federal regulations on landfill disposal sites will require the city to either select a new site in the near future, or to join with Utah County in a county-wide disposal system. NEWLY-ORGANIZED Friends of the Orem City Library has named officers for the year. Seated are Sharon Norton (left) and Sharen Johnson, both vice presidents. Standing are Allen W. Nielson, a vice president (left); Charles D. Tate, Jr. president; Head Librarian Bernice Cox, executive secretary; and K. Paul Jordan, vice president, the group has begun an intensive membership drive. 'Friends' Group Organized To Support Orem Library Friends of the Orem City Library, recently-organized group of library supporters, has begun a citywide membership campaign. The drive will be the major feature of the library's celebration of National Library Week, April 12 through 19. Theme for the week is: "Information Power — In Pictures, on Film, in Books, Magazines — Your Library Has all the Answers. Brochures are being distributed at the library which describe the Friends organization and invite patrons to join. Serving as president of the group is Charles D. Tate Jr. Sharen Johnson will serve as youth vice president, and Sharon Norton has been chosen adult vice president. DeLynn Heaps will serve as membership vice president, and Allen W. Nielson will be vice president for constitution and nominations. K. Paul Jordan was named vice president for publicity. DeLance Squire will serve as treasurer for the group, and Head Librarian Bernice Cox will be executive secretary. The Library Friends will promote additional financial support for the library and also will supply some personnel services. Membership dues will be used to purchase books and equipment. Friends will aid the library in providing shut-in services to private residences and nursing homes, support for expanded youth and adult programs, mini-libraries at several locations, adult education programs, and support services to school libraries. The group also will promote gifts of books and money to the library. Participants will receive a membership circulation card, annual business meeting and social, opportunity to make recommendations for material acquisitions and recognition of support on the Annual Friends Scroll. The annual regular membership cost has been set at $5. A life membership is available for $100. Other special memberships include contributing member, $20; sustaining member $50; organization membership, $25; elementary student, $1; and secondary student, $2. Memberships may be in the name of an individual or a couple. The dues are tax deductible. Interested people may contact the library. Game Warden After 25 Years Service to State "BOB" HOWARD By SADIE GREENHALGH NEPHI — After 25 years of service as Game Warden Theadore "Bob" Howard ha's retired. However, he says he isn't going to spend his days hunting or fishing. Bob says there is quite a difference between the job he started out with Jan. 15,1950 and the job he ended up with at this time. In 1950 there were 105 people in the Fish and Game Department; 57 of them were Wardens. Today personnel has increased to 230 but there are still 57 wardens. This might be one way of showing how the work load of wardens has increased. To begin with the work was mostly law enforcement and game management. Now, game management also includes tagging animals, studying migration habits, trapping, transplanting, and sometimes weighing and keeping records on Fawns to determine weight loss during the winter. There are also creel census to make on fish streams, ponds etc. Two years ago all game wardens were also made peace officers to work with Forest Service, B.L.M. and all other law enforcement agencies. Even the name of the department has changed from Department of Fish and Game to "Division of Wild Life Resources", and the men have new insigna on their sleeves. For 22 years of this period Bob has also been bounty inspector. Of course the times when wardens are busiest are holidays, week-ends, and early mornings and most evenings. Besides patroling at nights they are subject to call at anytime. Bob figures he has averaged 100 miles of driving per day, during his 25 years in this position so he is not anxious now to be chasing up in the mountains for vacation. His gun dlection grows each year as he purchases old guns and cleans, polishes, replaces old parts and adds new stocks that have required hours of sanding, rubbing, oiling and polishing. He appreciates his associations and experiences with the Division of Wild Life Resources and will also enjoy some leisure hours developing his own resources. JC PENNEY CO. 300 University Orem •The finest case made •Rugged double walled construction • Regular $19.95 SAVE 14.95 MINI MAC 25 The »uper lightweight saw with profession*! features- Bit I?* bw.«wj fWn- Automatic oiling. Cuts a 6 mch W? m seconds. Priced $30 lew than 4 year* ago. Now o JOIN THE BEATVTHi-CRUNCH BUNCH SKAGGS DRUG CENTER 1324 Sou tit State Provo BILL'S APPLIANCE SALES .«, SERVICE b38 South State, Orem ANDERSON LUMBER COMPANY 189 West 5th South Provo SIERRA HOME Improvement Center 1666 South State Orem CARPENTER SEED COMPANY 1030 South State Provo RON & MARK'S MOWER SERVICE 1020 W. State Hwy 91 Pleasant Grove Reprinted from THE HERALD Provo, Utah Thursday April 3, 1975 Tax and Interest factors could spur home buying! By RON BARKER Herald Bnslneu Editor If you've been waiting for the best time to buy a hew home, this could be it, according to lending institutions and contractors. Two circumstances have combined to the advantage of many prospective home buyers: interest rates are about as low now as they are likely to be this year, and a provision of the recently sig tax rebate bill provides up to $2.000 in tax credits for people buying newly constructed nomes. Unlike last fall, there is now plenty of mortgage money available, according to Reford Bevan, manager of the Provo branch of Prudential Federal Savings and Loan. "Interest rates haven't dropped much lower in the past several weeks, so they may be as low as they are likely^ to go this year," said Mr. Bevan. "We hope they will stay that way through the summer." However, that can't be guaranteed, he cautioned. Under provisions of the tax rebate bill, anyone buying a newly constructed, previously unoccupied home between March 13 and December 31 can receive a tax credit equal to five per cent of the total cost. There is a $2,000 limit, but in many cases the five per cent credit could take care of the down payment under some favorable financing plans. The purpose of the bill was to help stimulate the housing industry, second largest in the nation, by helping people buy up the accumulated inventory of new homes that haven't sold yet. There are about 432,000 unsold new units in the country today. In Utah County, there may be somewhere between 300 and 400 new homes which will qualify for the tax credit. According to economic estimates by Prudential Federal Savings and Loan economists, Utah County needs 1,900 new homes built during 1975. This figure will likely be met, but only about 20 per cent would qualify for the tax credit. It is likelytHat most of those which could qualify will sell early. Contractors feel the tax credit plan will be a real incentive to buyers of new homes. "We've had a lot of people sitting on the sidelines waiting for some positive news to help them make up their minds," commented FJdon Richardson, president of Associated Industrial Developers. "There will never be another time like right now," he said, referring to the interest rate situation and the tax credit plan allowed new home buyers. Only homes under construction by March 25 will qualify, but how the Internal Revenue Service will interpret "under construction" is still undecided. It could be that the existence of an actual plan, plus commitment of funds for the home, will qualify. However, a ruling from the IRS will be necessary before it can be known for sure what constitutes "under construction." Here's how the tax credit might work for a family buying a home. If a buyer were to arrange for 95 per cent financing on a $40,000 home, leaving a five per cent down payment, the total amount of the down payment (2,000) would be allowed as a tax credit to offset 1975 tax liability. No more than five per cent of the purchase price of the home may be allowed on tax credits, regardless of how the home is financed. Let Uncle Sam help you with your down payment. Now you can own a beautiful new Vale Manor Home. Big, Big Lots— Plenty Of Room For A Garden All Vale Manor homes feature large lots with ample space for recreation and entertainment. Convenient patios for outdoor dining and barbecues. Yards Fenced and Landscaped All Vale Manor lots are fully landscaped for your immediate enjoyment-move right in with nothing more to do. Your privacy is assured by naturally colored high wood fences that surround each back yard. No Two Homes Alike At Vale Manor, your new home won't look like your neighbors'. 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