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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - November 21, 1968, Tucson, Arizona PAGE 10 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN Only 2 Per Cent Cut In State Tax Levy Resulted From Reform, Institute Told THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1968 By DICK CASEY Citizen Political Writer CASA GRANDE -Arizona's new tax program resulted in only about a 2 per cent reduc- tion from the 1967 property tax levy, Dr. Arlyn Larson said here today. This, he told the sixth Govern- mental Finance and Accounting Institute, was less than had been anticipated. Larson, of Arizona State Uni- versity, is a member of the re- assessment and reappraisal committee staff of the Arizona Legislature, which initiated the program. He said the property tax levy in Arizona dropped from rough- ly million in 1967 to million this year. "However, based on what the projected levy would have been without the program, the reduc- tion is about 15 per cent he said. Larson said one of the pur- poses of the new tax reform was to shift the tax emphasis away from the property tax to other forms of taxation. In view of the inflationary pe- riod we are in, he expressed concern about holding the line on any increased property tax rales. "One of the things the State Department of Property Valu- ations will have to do is find a method of keeping the present property valuations said Larson. "It's easy to see that if as- sessed valuations remain fairly static, while costs go up, then the property tax wijl climb, he said. Larson said some random tax- bill comparisons from last year and this year showed "a fair de- gree of equalization" in the new program. A check of 18 elementary school districts in Maricopa County showed this to be true, he continued. A check of homes in Maricopa County showed 83 per cent received property tax re- ductions. He said attempts were made to compare bills in Pima County, but lateness of tax bills being mailed to property owners made this impossible.. Phoenix Mayors Scold Bankers, Urge Code PHOENIX (AP) Mayors Milt Graham of Phoenix and James N. Corbetl Jr. of Tuc- son teamed up to scold bank- ers for failure to take a leading part in supporting a housing code for Phoenix. Both were among city offi- cials attending a meeting Wed- nesday of the Maricopa County chapter of the American Insti- tute of Banking. Graham came out strongly for a county building code that would embrace housing stand- ards. During a question and answer period, Graham declared, "There isn't a man in this room who's done his part in getting a housing code and I haven't done enough myself." Phoenix voters have twice re- jected housing codes by wide margins. Corbelt, praising Graham as the "outstanding mayor in the said he couldn't under- stand why businessmen had failed to rally support for the code. "Milt is your neighbor, advis- ing you what to do for your said Corbett. Corbett and Tucson City Man- ager Roger O'Mara agreed that the problems of the cities are increasingly being met by direct federal assistance. "The wealthy people are moving out of the said O'Mara. He said this means that urban dwellers would bear too great a part of the burden if cities used bonding money alone to meet pressing needs. Federal tax money is col- lected from all, he said, and its use in cities is more equitable. Corbett said there is no longer "a city-county-state-federal set- up, it's city and federal govern- ment now. "The pipeline is there and we're tapping he said. "We're in the mainstream. The federal people feel there's a va- cuum at the state level and they bypass it." Despite any philosophy, Cor- bett said, ''There are too many people in Washington who feel that the federal government is the most efficient tax collector there is and they're not going to give this up." O'Mara also said that in times of inflation the tax rate of Tucson and Phoenix doesn't keep up with city needs. "We've got to search for other revenues or raise the tax O'Mara said. "We've got-to find some way to .get the dollars in to meet the expanding needs." Czech Students Quietly End Sit-In At Prague University PRAGUE (UPI) Carrying bedrolls, blankets and empty milk bottles, of students in Charles University today peacefully ended their four-day sit-in strike. The students agreed to cease their movement against cut- backs in Czechoslavakia's de- mocratization program after being told the cabinet met this morning to consider their protests. Students in the philosophy de- partment, nerve center of the nationwide strike movement, filed out of the building in. groups of 20 to prevent any possibility of incidents on the streets. No police were in sight. The students quietly left on foot or on trams to their homes and dormitories after living in the university buildings since Sun- day afternoon. Students said sit-ins at Brno, Nitra and Kosice universities would continue until tonight. The nation's leadership issued a solemn warning Wednesday night that if the student-worker protests continued Czech- oslovakia faced "social upheav- al." The students and in some case factory workers have been pro- testing steady cutbacks in Com- munist reforms the Soviets have forced on the Czechoslovak re- gime headed by Communist Party First Secretary Alexan- der Dubcek by the Aug. 21 War- saw Pact invasion. The nation's leaders issued a proclamation Wednesday, say- ing continued protests could re- sult in "immense con- sequences." The proclamation was issued after workers in sev- eral factories blew whistles and staged 10-minute sit-ins to show sympathy with the students. The cabinet of the government was meeting today to "discuss proposals of the democratic movement of students and take a stand on them." The proclamation asked an end to the protests was signed by officials of the Communist party, the government, and trade unions. It asked workers, farmers, the intelligentsia, teachers, parents and youth "to stop in time the danger that threatens if ill-con- sidered actions are not warded off." Apparently referring tov pos- sible new Soviet intervention, the proclamation said such pro- tests "could lead only to unfore- seen events, the consequences of which would be immense." "There are only two possibil- ities: either to develop the posi- tive aspects of post January policy" meaning reforms not objected to by the Soviets "or end up in an impasse where the creative forces of the people would be paralyzed and there would be a social upheaval." DORM RULES NO. 2 ISSUE War Cause Of Campus Unrest PRINCETON, N.J. demonstrations averaged about their respective The Vietnam War was the ma- jor cause of organized pro- tests by college students during the past academic year, accord- ing to a survey of 800 colleges. The survey, released here by the Educational Testing Service, showed that dormitory rules, civil rights and student participation in college govern- ment were, in that order, the next most frequently protested issues. The report said organized groups demonstrating against most issues rarely made up more than 10 per cent of a col- lege student body. It cited as an example protests against U.S. policy in Vietnam, saying the Sextuplets Die Shortly After Birth MERIDA, Venezuela A 25-year-old peasant woman gave birth to sextuplets in an Andes Mountains village Wedn- esday but all the children, four girls and two boys, died shortly afterward. The moUier was Luisa Con- Ireras of the. village of Saba- neta, the newspaper. Ultimas Noticias The babies ranged in weight from two pounds to two and a half pounds; 5 per cent of student bodies. The findings were based in a questionnaire survey of deans of students in 860 accredited four- year colleges and universities. Each dean was asked to note the extent of organized student pro- test over 27 educational, social and political issues during the 1967-68 academic year. Campus Turmoil 'Inevitable' PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Turmoil on college campuses to- day is "the inevitable character- istic of a rapidly changing Plane-Ridiii Whale Happy In New Home KIRBY MISPERTON, Eng- land (AP) Cuddles, the killer whale flown to England from America's Pacific Coast, settled down in a Yorkshire 200 today and ate from the hands of his keepers. The 11-foot whale arrived in London from Seattle, Wash., in a freight plane Wednesday and made the 250-mile road journey to Flamingo Park Zoo with a po- lice escort. The whale's tank was iced during the journey. At Flamingo Park Cuddles was put into an oval tank 80 feet by 40 feet. "Cuddles swam about at enormous speed and then played with three keepers quite hap- pily, even feeding out of their said a spokesman for the zoo. says the president of the California Institute of Tech- nology. "An educational system not in Dr. Lee A. Dubridge said in his annual re- port to the school's trustees, "would be one that is surely dead." The universities' success not failure have brought on disruptions, Dubridge said, ad- ding that "despite its faults, our educational system gives more and better opportunities to young people than any other in existence or in the history of civilization." Hearing Set On Bid To Up Rail Rates PHOENIX (UP1) A hearing will be held Dec. 9 by the State Corporation Commission on a proposal by the railroads to increase intrastate freight rates. The date of the hearing was set Wednesday when the South- ern Pacific, Atchison, Topeka Santa Pe, Apache and Magma railways presented an appli- cation to increase their rates. The hearing was expected to continue through Dec. 10. Bad Check Gang Back In Phoenix PHOENIX (UPI) A count erfeit check ring, originally headed by a man sentenced to prison last month, apparently is back in business, police saic Wednesday. "It appears ttiat they're using some of the same passers whc worked for Kermit Burton' said detective Sgt. James Weed. Burton, reputed head of a gang which bilked Arizona merchants cut of a week, was sen- tenced to prison for transporting counterfeiting machinery across state lilies. Weed said some of the persons who had worked for Burton apparently were passing count- erfeit Bank of America checks. The bogus checks are not sharply detailed, especially in the border, Weed said. One of the phony checks turned up Wednesday when offi- cers arrested Cecil Howard Ro- gers, 25, Phoenix, when he alle- gedly attempted to cash one at an eastside motel. He was charged with two counts of forg- ery. Iraq Cuts Miniskirt Fad Short BAGHAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi girls have slopped wearing min- iskirts after a government threat of arrest. Interior Minister Salih Am- mash warned in October against ''short dresses like the miniskirt because they are against decen- cy and Islam teachings and en- courage immorality." He told policemen to arrest any girl wearing "indecent dress" after Dec. 1 and said skirts must be "at least one inch below the knee." Thousands of girls working for the government have given up their miniskirts before the ban becomes effective. A newspaper poll of Baghdad University girls disclosed that they approved of the ban. They said miniskirts conflict with lo- cal customs and traditions but they objected to police inter- vention. Protest Oops! MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) Ten protestors left the Mar- quette University Placement Center red faced Wednesday af- ter a short visit. The students had come to protest Dow Chem- ical Co. interviews which had been canceled more than a month earlier. Burglar Swings Ax Across Federal And State Laws A few strokes of a burglar's ax or similar tool broke federal and state laws last night in the break-in of a variety store and branch post office. Total loss was about The burglaries were reported about 8 a.m. today to city police, who notified federal officials. A hole was chopped in the roof of Jack's Variety Store at 3644 E. Ft. Lowell Road, where the dial and handle of a safe were chopped away and about in cash taken. A hole was cut through an in- terior wall of the duplex build- ing to the branch postal office, where about from cash drawers and about worth of. stamps taken. do your Christmas shopping in November. pay next-year! in January, in.February in March with no service charge! 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