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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2 The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Thurs., April 11, Riley Off ers Tax Reduction By Frank ?4.000 or less are ex- DBS MOINES A new now; ?3 million in lost reduction package costing the state only million a year Adopt a proposal by Sen. Warren Curtis (R-Cherokee) raising lost revenue compared to deduction from income million under Gov. to a year from and Ray's sales tax repeal plan, 10 percent of income from 5 proposed Thursday by million a year Sen. Tom Riley present inheritance His plan is pinpointed to help low-income elderly and exemptions, to for spouses, and to for chil- and to provide a presump- (Earlier Story on Page that join tenency property is the result of joint efforts of handicapped lowans, Riley husband and wife; and to take care of inequities a year in lost revenue. income and inheritance Reaction areas caused by intends to seek citizen Instead of repealing the 3 to his proposal and to Tax Reform Call Voiced By Senators WASHINGTON (AP) With to a" navprc aro Irpalpn pnnallv guarantee that people with equal income and equal finan- cial responsibilities pay the same kind of taxes, and that ev- eryone should be taxed accord- ing to the ability to pay. "Our tax laws are not cnlv he income tax payment time near, a group of senators ap- jcaled Thursday for compre- hensive tax reform. payers are treated Clark said, ''they have also be-i come so incredibly complex that it is almost impossible for Senator Edmund'Muskie (D. most people to understand them laine) who organized Maine speeches who organized said he hoped a. i--------j has resulted in even inequity and confusion." the need for significant tax re-j a time when thcj Railroad Firm average taxpayer is painfully! _ m the! Orders cent state sales tax on food am prescription drugs, as recom mended by Ray, Riley's bil would; Increase benefits under thi present property tax relief for low-income elderly and to tally disabled by (1) raising in come eligibility level to from and (2) increasin the percentage of reim bursement, at an estimated cos of million a year. Exempt citizens with annua incomes of or less from state income taxes. Citizen: Man Surrenders On Drug Counts TIPTON Joe Hart, 24, Wes Branch, Wednesday surren dered himself to the Cedar county sheriff on two charges 'o possession of a controlled sub stance with intent to deliver. He posted 10 percent of a bond and was released. Hart had been sought by of ficials since a raid on a Ceda county residence March 24, in which Helen Stumpff, 23, Wes Branch was arrested on simila charges. She also is free on 10 percent of a bond. In that raid, officials seizec substances believed to be mari juana and amphetamines which officers said were valued at be- tween and Dog Story Gets Hairy for Owner SEATTLE (UPI) Gregory A. Miller, 24, of Issaquah, Wash., was ticketed last July 28 for illegally Walking his dog in the Olympic national forest. He failed to pay the fine or post bond and the federal government routinely processed a warrant for failure to pay the ticket through the National Crime Index Computer. The computer said Miller had been a deserter from the army for four years. He was arrested Wednesday on the desertion charge. The charge of illegally walking the dog was dismissed. relay the results Ralph McCartney to Senators (R-Charles to McCartney am City) and Roger Shaff (R-Clin It was Shaff (hat Riley Thursday ad- dressed letters containing his proposal. Copies were sent to Governor Ray and all legisla tors. McCartney is co-chairman ol a house-senate conference com- mittee trying to work out dif ferences between house and sen- ate versions of Ray's tax repeal bill. He was not immediately available to comment on Riley': plan. Shaff, senate ways means committee chairman, said he could not comment since he hac not yet received Riley's letter. The senate refused house ad- ditions and the house refused to back down, so McCartney anc Rep. Norman Roorda (R- Monroe) are heading a commit- tee trying to iron out differences or come up with a new, less costly plan designed to leave some of the state's surplus variously estimated at up to million, intact for the next several years. Committee Basks DES MOINES (AP) :o buy a twin-engine airplane or the attorney general's office vas approved Thursday by the appropriations commit- nouse ee. The committee sent to the louse calendar a bill to apprd- iriate for the plane, of vhich would be for peration and maintenance, and for special safety ment. The measure 'also contains a appropriation .to the state general services department for a thorough study of the aircraft needs of various state agencies. The study was suggested by lep. Joan Lipsky (R-Cedar who said the legisla- ure needs more information about plane use by various agencies. aware of the inequities in the present system." Wealthy Individuals He told the senate that "many wealthy individuals and cor- porations escape paying their 'air share of taxes, but average Americans continue to bear a leavy tax burden." Others participating in the round robin were Democrats Ed- ward Kennedy William Hathaway Floyd Has- kell Dick Clark Walter Huddleslon, Jo- seph Biden and Walter Mondale (Minn.l, and Republi- cans Jacob Javits and Mark Hatfield Muskie said, "ail presidential candidates talkedabout tax reform. But no comprehensive reform legislation has yet been passed." He said (wo kinds of tax re- form are needed ''relief from high tax burdens for the ordi- nary American and a strength- ening of the tax code to elimi- nate unjustified tax advan- tages." Muskie said special tax provi- sions cost the federal govern- ment about billion in lost taxes in 1972. Energy Bill Kennedy urged that the ei ergy tax bill now being drafte by the house ways and mean committee be seized on when reaches the senate to turn into a comprehensive tax re form bill. In addition to closing so-calle loopholes, he urged a modes tax cut to promote economi stability and growth. Kennedy also said that all th nation's workers now pay mor in payroll taxes than in incom taxes and called for reform i this area. Huddleston said one of hi greatest disappointments in hi :irst year in the senate "ha jeen the almost total lack of el :ort: by' the congress to mak our income tax system more et uitable." Mondale'said the need is t restore "the principle of abilit to pay to our tax system." He said that 402 American with 1972 incomes of ove paid no federal incom :ax at all for that year. A similar round of speeche was made a year ago, and Mus kie said that he hoped "we d not have to repeat this exercis next year." Clark said the goal of effee ive lax reform should be to M -a. UnITS! The Chicago and North West- ern Transportation Co. has or- dered new 100-ton covered hopper cars at a total cost of million, according to Dick Petska, chamber of commerce transportation bureau manager. The rail company, he says, has received final delivery of its last order for hoppers, which to- taled million. The latest order, with delivery to begin in October, will bring the firm's hopper fleet to above Pick up the phone today and let a want ad go to work for you. Dial 398-8234. NSF Grants to Iowa Schools for Summer Projects WASHINGTON, D. C. Two state schools and two private colleges in Iowa have received a total of from the Na- tional Science Foundation to fi- nance guided research OD i dependent study this summer. In grants announced recently, the following Iowa awards were made: Iowa State university, three grants totaling Univer- sity of Iowa, two grants totaling Luther college, De- corah, one grant of and Simpson college, Indianola, one grant of The schools will participate in the NSF undergraduate search participation program on projects devoted to the energy problem or the improved man- agement or use of renewable natural resources. The department of psychology at the University of Iowa re- ceived the grant for re- search into the psychological impact of the energy crisis. The grant will support under- graduate research participation projects. Six U. of I. students will spend this summer design- ing and conducting research ergy problem and the use of renewable natural resources. Emphasis will be placed, on how individual behavior is af- fected and modified by existing national energy concerns. Project Director Irwin P. Levin, an associate professor of psychology, commented that of the 173 undergraduate research participation projects currently being supported throughout the country, the new U. of I. study is the only one of its kind re- ceiving support. British Give Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants LONDON (AP) Home Sec- retary Roy Jenkins announced Thursday an amnesty for Com- monwealth immigrants who en- tered this country illegally be- tween 1968 and 1973. The move, which mainly af- fecls Asians from India, Pakis- tan and Bangladesh, threatened! to spark off a major row in par- liament. Opposition Conservative party spokesman Ames Prior said the decision could mean another Asians will be allowed to stay in Britain. The admission of non-white immigrants to Britain is a sensi- :ive political issue, especially in the cities where these newcom- projects on aspects of the en- ers have congregated. 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