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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 11

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Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday--Morning, May x lt),, 1970 Local News Section ONE IN 4 PAID WTATfT ON'68 HOME Many Owed None; $17 Million Loss By Stephen Seplow One of every four Iowa wage earners paid no state income tax for 1968, according to -a/] report relea/ed by the State Departm/mt of Revenue, but of ably them owed The 362,090 n o n-laxpayers [-included—three- persons who earned more than $150,000, rfur who made between $100,000 'and $150.000 and nine. who made $75.000 to $100,000. The great majority — some 327,000 - earned less than $5,000. The list of those who paid no state income tax includes 59,651 skilled and semi-skilled craftsmen; 44,116 farmers and farm laborers; 14,443 businessmen; 7,387 public of. ficials — all federal, state, county and local employes except police and firemen — and 74,798 retired persons. In all, the non-taxpayers had a total adjusted gross income of $581 million and a net taxable income of $438 million. *' r State Revenue Director 'William Forst said the average taxpayer pays slightly less than 3 per cent of his adjusted gross in state tax. Three per cent of $581. million is more than $17^ million. . Explanations for the failures of so many lowans — some' with unusually high incomes — to pay state income taxes are in the computer with their returns (and the returns of the' 847,995 persons who did pay tax) and the information is not ( yet available. Notes Credits But Forst offers some educated guesses on what those returrorprobably say. " First, he points out that the non-taxpayers had a total of some $11 million in personal and dependent credits. A taxpayer gets a $15 crediLfor both TAXES - • Please turn to Page Four ' ' -• REGISTER PHOTO> BY HENR'TBARNETT, a Grand Old Flag! David Johnson, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Johnson of Ames, had the urge to wave his flag during an antiwar rally on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus Saturday in Ames. The boy's father is an ISU English professor; L - : IOWASTORMS Hobo Life 'As Usual' INJURE THREE! For the Hardrock Kid II OF I MULLS Mother's Cooking SETTLEMENT OTMOR REST OF TERM Wins Most Praise IS REACHEDlIf PAY DISPUTE By Robert Krot* (Register Staff Writer) JEFFERSON, IA. -First-graders at Jefferson's North Elp- jmentary School got out their lined paper and soft-lead pencils Students ' ast wee ' < an( * bared their souls'to Mother. . p Similar Mother's Day mes-j. , Cheer Nonviolence sages, painstakingly printed! some little plants and planting '•••'• ! and decorated with construe-[. the P lant *- Love ' Brian." tion-paper flowers, are no doubt' Then there are the hip first- pinned on kitchen bulletinjgraders, like Sherri Mitchell, 7, Officers of Education Assn. By Jon Van and Jerry Knight Iowa State University Presi- denj, W. Robert -Parks urged boards all over Iowa and the!daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack nation today. By Larry Fruhling (Register 'staff Writer) ; KEOKUK, 1A. —The teachers' strike which shut down the love vou. junior and senior high schools Mitchell. She wrote: 3,000 cheering anti-war demon-1 The messagcs arc oftcn • "Dear Mother, I stratdrs at-Ames Saturday "to amusing, frequently mis- ! You do so many things for me. j° f tne Keokuk . Community make this university a place) spelled, sometimes touching, JYour the grooviest mom in-School District for three days f . ._ i .. r I i...j -i i i-i ---i— «:^__^ — _ — _ re peaceiui protest, is everyday occurrence." In Iowa City, University of Iowa officials spent the day considering whether the campus should be closed for the"rest of the semester. a Parks' comments at Ames came during a rally after Saturday's Veishea parade. "I'm doing my very best to make this an open campus," the ISU president said. "I'll continue to do whatever I have to do to resist all efforts to make it' an oppressive and closed campus. "The university has no great- a n I but always honest and sin~ cere. town j tnjnk your j s ettled Saturdayr first-graders here nerv- | f ar Ol ,i. You' fix great picnic 1< ' our teachers, all officers in baskets." I he Keokuk Education Associ- ously chewed their .pencils) Bctty Su , livan ,. ria , 1Rhler Cation, were released from city Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sullivan, |J ai ' as '"e prolonged salary dis- slips a plu~g~foFT5ad Into her j P ule erftiecl - PICTURE: Page_3_ and. eyeing each other's papers, used varying approaches to express their affection for Mom. Some, like Mark Goochey, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs Robert Goochey, were concise, "Dear Mother," wrote Mark. "I love you. I .like your cooking. You are a good mother. Mother's Day card: "Dear Mother, You are pretty. I love you. Thank you for getting Father." Tim Davis, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Davis, loves his mother because, in addition to 1 views. er purpose than to keep its j Love, Mark." doors open, and to keep its) Others were explicit in their campus open to all kinds of j praise. Wrote 7-year-old Brian of Mrs. Gracia Share Quest Parks told the protesters that the .whole university shares their quest for peace.' "If the university isn't concerned with deeply tinman problems like this.;" herald .J/:£fej:*^vri'. 1 iA'»t^iZ.y*»l. .1 • By James Ney (Register Staff Writer) IOWA CITY, 1A. — It was 10 p.m. Friday and weary Iowa I in some areas, causing high I City policemen were feeling the effects of a long, tension-filled •_»___•_ 11 it .1 t> . i .. Iowa's weather Saturday had ; its. ups and 'downs as sunny! skies turned black with clouds i winds, rain and hail. week of campus unrest. In Mount Pleasant, winds top-j • Then a little . pled several trees -and -power-fbearded. hobbling lines and caused at least three j entered the Cjvic Cente ,. grin . man, elderly, on—crutches D,M, GUNMAN STEADW50 By Maury Levitt A "pillowcase" bandit armed with a .32-caliber pistol escaped with approximately $150 in cash Saturday night after robbing the Stop-N-Go Food Store, 1409 Twenty-third st. Tn a soparato injuries. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wagner of Fort Madison were traveling on old Highway 218 Saturday afternoon when the wind 'toppled a tree on top of their 1P67 automobile. They were treated at the Mount Pleasant hospital for jcuts and bruises and released. Their daughter, Kim, was not injured. However, Mrs. Rosalie L. West, Wagners mother-in-law, Buffered chest injuries and was held ar the Mount Pleasant hospital 'for observation. The Burlington area also was buffeted by high winds and some rain Saturday afternoon. • High temperatures were in the upper 60s east and the middle 70s west. ning broadly and greeting his o 1 d friends on the police force. The "Hardrock Kid" was back in town. Once the King of the Hoboes, the Hardrock Kid (real name John Mislen, GO) was on move and protests and unrest be damned, Hardrock needed a bed and his bed in Iowa City has always been the police station. He found the jail a bit crowded* Friday night; but officers found him a place to sleep in an unoccupied cell. Hardrock is back on his feet again after nearly eight months of hospitalization with a broken }eg. He missed a moving box- . -what should It b* concerned aboai?" •-' ••"-'•'•••' Organizers of the antirwar rally and "March of Concern" said Parks had asked to speak at the meeting which climaxed j a week of nonviolent but some-' times disruptive demonstrations. Iowa City Rally In Iowa City, rain drenched an outdoor rally in front of the University of Iowa's Old Capitol Saturday afternoon. Students moved the meeting to the Iowa Memorial Union. -About a 'thousand students., discussed several proposed demands to make of the administration. The students rejected a demand-that University .President Willard Boyd and Provost Ray Hefner both resign. Boyd had told a rally of students early Saturday morning that he ordered the Old Capitol cleared of demonstrators Friday because of misinformation from university officials on the scene. Boyd said the action, which led to the arrest of 229 persons, was regrettable, Boyd asked ttie students to' remain calm, and. to build rather than destroy the university. A fire destroyed the wooden Beckett, Beckett: "Dear Mother, Thank you for working for us. I love you Mom. Thank you for cooking good food and sbing and uxish- wg the floors in the. house and the lawn ajid buying The four were jailed Friday for disobeying a court Injunction .to end the strike. They were in jail about 19 hours, with part of their time spent dickering with School Board members. The settlement — announced her other desirable qualities,; j n a joint statemenut from the "She lets Father RO to the j School Board and the teachers' movies." .association — came at mid- Anita Owen, 7, daughter of j morning Saturday,'clearing-the Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Owen, ; wa y f or resumption of all tells her mother, "I like your; c i asscs j n the 3,800-pupil school cooking. And your washing. You!system Monday morning, and wash my clothes so clean. Your |ending Iowa's first general and'Father help me when I get | teachers' strike. - nurt .. i The statement said the base Sara Sloan, 7, daughter of salar >' for lne cormn S school Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sloan, minces no words: "I think you are the .best^mother in the world. Yotf dan cook good." Over the "Coffee The Jfordrpek Kid 'Everybody likes Me' frame headquarters of the rhetoric department only, a -few STUDENTS- Please turn to Page Four Go With Zag H AVE you heard about ZAG? ZAG will make your air clearer than clear; your cities sparkling clean. It will take the drudgery out of breathing and, at no extra cost, still the roar of traffic's 'boom, — •— ZAG stands for "Zero Auto Growth." It's jhe idea of David Eckroth, visiting assistant professor of chemistry at Iowa State University. It is Dr. Eckroth's thought that it is time to put an end to the mindless proliferation of cars in this country. His method of accomplishing this goal is simple: Stop buying cars. He Writes? "The American public can show its government and the and that evening he went to his lady love's apartment. I, ZELDA," he says. "1 was in the neighborhood and I thought I'd drop by." "I'm glad you did, Mer- cutio. As a matter of fact, I've been thinking about you all day. It's good to have you here." L I'JJiank you. By the way, far he tried to hop in Marshalltown last September and fell. "My friends told me I'd be foolish to. come to Iowa. City -with these demonstrations going on. But I didn't pay any attention to that. I mind my own business. "I don't know about the demonstrations. I have no experience with them. You get in trouble when you mingle in places like that. I'm nice to everybody, and everybody likes me." Then he added, "The slu- dettts are against killing and Drake Students Work automobile industry that it wants major - ehanges-in- the manufacture of automobiles by declaring and carrying out a national boycott of new auto mo biles, Oct. 1, 1970 through Sept. 30, 1971. where's your roommate?" "She's gone . . , for the whole weekend." "You mean we're here alone? ", "Just the two of us." "Boy. Uh . . . do you know any good two-handed card games?" "We'll discuss it after I slip into something more comfortable." "I guess that bathrobe must be more confining than -it looks,.", he says. She disappears''for a few moments and returns. "Why didn't you tell me we "were going ; swimming?" he says. "I'd have, brought my suit." ' "Silly. We're not going swimming. This is just a year will be . $6,775 for new teachers, an increase 'of $275 over the current school year. This was slightly less than the School Board had proposed. The key issue in the four- month dispute, however, was the pay for experienced teachers in the Keokuk «\stem. The settlement in this area appeared'to he a compromise. The teachers' association got its way by keeping the.present salary index, which gives experienced teachers relatively bigger pay increases than the board originally wanted. But the .agreement deleted the dependency allowance teachers have received, and also cut out the bonuses for teachers with master's degrees in the fields they teach. house dress. I thought we'd stay around the apartment tonight-and-dtk.whatever oc-. curs to us. Why don't you pull down the shades?" "The "street lamp's^ hurting your eyes, eh? Okay, I'll do it." He walks to the window and chances to glance out on \ the street. j "Wow!" he says. "Look at j that!" "What is it?" the girl says. , "It's the most beautiful j thin^ I've ever seen. V-8, 350 i cubes, four on the floor with j torsion bar suspension and all < the options." i "Forget that. Come sit next j to me on the couch." . _ "Forget it.' Are you kid- \ ding? That baby out there has \ bucket seats, knock-off hubs \ and a grand prix wheel." \ "You don't love me any- j more." j ' 'Love you? I'm crazy i about you and to prove it I'm ! going to make you the hap- ! piest girl in the world." i "You mean ..." "Yes-When i'rp going h buy a car like that and I'm going lo let you wash the wheels." —Donald Kaji! All certified teachers were provided a $5,000 term life insurance policy in the new contract. Guaranteed "Amnesty" I Teachers who went on strike ;— about 165 out of 190 in the I school system — were guaranteed "amnesty" in. ,the_ settlement, .meaning their jobs won't KEOKUK Please turn to Page Three Youths Find Old Bills in Iowa River By a Staff Writer # ALDEN, IA. - Kris Hinrichs, 17 and his hndriy StPVP AM- arrested a 24-year-old D e s Moines man in connection with an incident earlier Saturday night at the Concord Food Market-; 740 Eighteenth St. No thefts were reported there. Police said the man in -custody in connection with the. Concord incident apparently pulled, a gun on -the Concord owner' and a woman passing by the store. Polic^-4kL 'not immediately file charges. Randy Robinson, 'n, assistant store manager of 'the Stop-N-Go Store, said the " bandit wlu> entered his store was about 2Z years old, five- feet eight-inches tali, and 'weighed about 145 The Quad Cities area was rocked by 70-mile-per-hour winds and hail during a .brief thunderstorm Saturday afternoon. Robinson said the bandit pulled a gun and told, him to lie on the floor. He ordered store manager Norm Brown to give him* the" money froro the cash register. . Robinson said the bandit was wearing a pillowcase over his head .with one hole cut in it so he could see. Robinson said the store was robbed Apr. 9 by a gunman during the daylight hours. Police recently charged a man in connection with the Apr. 9 robbery. A Busy Night For Police Here Des Moines City Jail was jammed with people late Sat- and early police this 1 urday night morning, as more than 20 people in an hour on various charges. ' ; . Police said the charges included , four arrested on charges of illegal possession of narcotic drugs and others for traffic violations .and intoxication. • :._....; _ . . Thirteen juveniles were arrested for illegal possession pf beer. war, and so am L that." War is Talk With DM^eighbor? By Dan PUler ;_ >_ About -250" University faculty members and students helped Model Cities area residents haul away old household items and trash Saturday, then lunched with area residents and discussed their problems. ~j — The project was in con-! dents came to help, and some junction with the Model Cities; pitched in and helped do the Board election Saturday in. the [work." WoJter said broken- 50-bloe£ area north of the cen-j down refrigerators; stoves, tele- traj business district. i vision sets, and furniture were "We consider this an effort to! taken to dum P s - i help iour neighbors," said Lou' "Constructive" Protest "A national boycott of new cars will popularize car pools, mass" transit systems, used cars. World War Wolter, Drake professor« and member of the university's Ur- who was "King of j ^ Affairs Committee. Hoboes" at Britt in 1966 the Model CUies and 1367, said of the-hobe^r^ ea i5Tqiear the cainpns," he "I like it: Hoboing is my b'fe. I work a few jobs, not enough to worry about. I never worry. enough to I don't ! taxes." make have pa'y he teHs ne teUS InjuredAft fr Running IntoGa of 71 Clark St., was treated at Broad-Seated today. I have lawns Poljc" County Hospital!sixth-grade education. Saturday night after, police j like me are dying out. said, he ran into, the_side of a ."But I .suppose the car at Eighth street lind Grand^generation will produce -some ; only a Hoboes ! "The students involved in the cleanup also participated in the \ strike last week over the Cam- I oodian war and the killing of i the Kent State students," WoJ- said. "TKTwestern tooundaryT* 61 * said. "But these people of the area runs right along i wanted to make sure their pro- the-east «ide of the cajopus.". j test was carried out in a conj structive way." - ; When the students finished j after noon, they, ate a' lunch of hot dogs and goods j ua*ed beans with area resi- The students gathered about 8 a^m^^t DowUng High School! 12 pickups to the: ^/^dents who other««W not, because of phy . «r financial reasons, The reception was real dents at the DowUng Gym. The was supplied by Drake! local businesses, and was, by sir Is from the Air' avenue. Police said no charges hoboes. Tnev-got to. 1 can't live good," Wolter said. "Most of were filed against the driver, forever." the residents were glad the «tu- girls MODEL Please turn to Page II jeeps and the passenger train." It is a fine idea but one, I fear, that is impractical. , It fails to deal with the fact that the American public suffers from an irrational lust for large, sleek motor cars, (or, to use the scientific term, "auto eroticism"). A final solution to the problem of the car in America awaits the development of a pill that will neutralize the neurotic impulse to buy thai attacks the average male when he passes the showroonT of a-car dealer. The Pill would have to be absolutely safe, easy to obtain and without serious side effects. Its development is the most severe challenge now facing the scientific commu* nity. " Of course, even with such a pill there would be problems, as there are with any pills. Suppose, for example, a young man on The Pill forgot to take it one morning .-,-v __ _ ° *"""»» rich, 16, were astonished the other day when . they saw a wad of money come floating down the Iowa River here. ' The two Alden youths' astonishment has given way J.o puzzlement, and they still haven't been able to determine if all the money is real, or where it came from. Hinrichs 1 father, Ixwell Hinrichs of Alden, said Saturday two of the bills his son found date back nearly 200 years, to H the time before the original 13 states were formed "as nearly as we can tell." The find also included Confederate bills, an old $5 federal reserve note, and a stock certificate that dates back to the early days ol the Civil War, Hinrichs said. Young Hinrichs found eight bills, AlSrich fished six out of (0 the river, and other swimmers — who were quick lo get into the act when they saw their friends' catch — claimed five -• bills. Hinrichs said his son was pretty excited when he "came screaming up the hill with his find."

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