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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Fii., July 12, 1974 Farm Price Slump Could Threaten State Revenue DES M01NES llil'l) In the first step toward a possi- ble major state tax reform, a legislative study subcommit- tee Thursday began hearing testimony on the state's tax structure and collection proce- dures. The joint taxation subcom- mittee, chaired by Sen. Roger Shaff was created by the 1974 legislature to develop an on-going system of computerized revenue in- formation and a revenue es- timate model for the state. Shaff said the committee also will examine existing tax loopholes and (lie stale cor Sen. Roger Shaff poration income tax system, and recommend revisions that could result in a more pro- gressive income lax. Forecast Revenues Economists from Iowa State university and the University of Iowa presented reports Thursday on studies under way which eventually will en- able officials to forecast the state's revenues for future two-year periods i nc r ea s ed grain Julius said. Intensive Crackdown The economics professor said it is impossible to project what the 1974 farm income will be and what impact it will have on the budget during a year in which major relief packages also went into ef- fect. Ccrald Hair. H'1' llcPlllv director of the department of revenue, said an intensive on evaders has generated million in addi- tional funds, il is too early to speculate on the impact of the tax relief pro- grams. Over the past Iti months, Bair said, ills department has prosecuted more than 20 per- sons for tax evasion and has reduced violations by 50 per- cent. Energy Council Gathers Branch Line Information, Suggestions By Gordon Hanson DES MOINES (AP) The 1974 Iowa legislature gave million to the new Energy Pol- icy council to establish a pro- gram to assist branch line railroads in the state. "This is a litile like having six pieces of candy on a picnic with 20 said John Millhone, council director and chairman of its railroad task force. "The task force is going to have to choose where the money is to go, since the Lincoln Schools Approve Budget Totaling STANWOOD The Lincoln Community school board 'tenta- tively approved its 1974-75 budg- et of A public hearing on the budg- et has been set for July 25 at 8 p.m. after which it will be for- mally approved and sent to the state. The board also approved its annual treasurer's report. Year's receipts were and expenditures were 036. Sworn In Bob Davids and Mrs. Judy Carnes, board treasurer and secretary respectively, took their oath of office. The Board also approved Su- perintendent Dale Proctor's re- quest to move the superin- tendent's office out of the school building and into the mobile unit, and moving the principal's office from the top to ground floor, making it more accessi- ble. Also approved was the con- struction of a 48-foot facility in the high school to store audio- visual equipment. Vo-Ag Instructor The board agreed to hire Larry Masson as vo-ag instruc- tor to be shared with the Clarence-Lowden district. Maureen Fletcher was hired to teach high school Spanish and eighth grade English. The board approved an agree- ment with Hie Joint County sys- tem under which the tuition of 9 to 12 Tipton special education students will be paid by the Joint County system. Terms Expired The terms of two school board members, Buell Jackson am Dr. Ed Speer, are up. Nomina tion papers are available unti Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. and can be ob- tained from the board secre- tary.. Hughes Lauds Nixon For Signing Gl Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) Sen Harold E. Hughes (D-Iowa) Thursday lauded the signing by President Nixon of a bill which gives veterans 10 years, insteat of the present eight, in which to uss their GI bill benefits. council is- concerned it gets the most benefit possible from the investment in branch lines, and might be trying dif- ferent types of demonstration projects in various parts of the state." Urgency There is an urgency to for- mulating task force proposals, caused by the desire to have a demonstration project under- way with some tangible re- sults to show the next legisla- tive session in January. But the effort is complicat- ed because of the little time remaining to get a project un- derway before winter ends the construction season, it was brought out at the initial meeting of the task force Thursday. There are miles of branch line railroads in Iowa. One of the first problems the task force has to cope with is determining what constitutes a branch line, as opposed to main or feeder lines, said Millhone. Criteria The task force must also de- termine "what information can be assembled on the branch lines quickly, and what criteria should be used in providing assistance" to the railroads, he added. The legislature appropriated the million for the period from last July 1 until next June 30. Millhone has held his post three weeks. Submit Suggestions In addition to Millhone, the task force is comprised of 10 other members, each with some expertise in transpor- tation problems in Iowa. The group also sought opinions from nine "resource persons" at its first meeting. Millhone directed members to submit to him, by next Tuesday, suggestions as to which branch lines should re- ceive assistance, and the form of help they believe should be provided. The early deadline was set, Millhone explained, because the council meets two days later "and will want the suggestions from the task force." Planning Under Way on Wasfe Disposal Agency MT. VERNON Represent- atives of the municipalities in Linn county will spend the next several weete hammering out the legal and extra-legal points of establishing a solid waste dis- lusal commission. At a m e e t i n g of the Linn ounty Municipalities Assn. lere Thursday night, a prelimi- nary 20-page agreement on es- :ablisliment of the commission .vas presented. The preliminary report was drawn up by attorneys repre- ienting nine municipalities, but in a cover letter, an attorney representing Hiawatha, said there are a number of other points still to be considered by the commission. These include weighted vot- ing, contribution factors, arbi- tration in case of disagree- ments, issuance of bonds, in- dustrial wastes and hiring of personnel. All but three participating municipalities have named a representative to the commis- sion which will meet during Au- gust to hammer out some of these details. The rest of the represent- atives are expected to be named by September when a status report on the agreement is ex- jected. Linn Supervisor Chairman Jean Oxley noted the commis- sion already has a solid asset in that the cm-rent landfill located near the county home is big enough for future use, debt free and state approved. John Charnetski, engineer with the department of environ- mental quality in Des Moines, commended the group on its planned working together, and recommended more soil inves- tigation and engineering on the current site in order to prevent any possible pollution of the area. hi1 (tfelnif by The Gazette Co. and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Iowa 52406. Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rotes bv carrier 95 cents a. week. 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The assault charge was the outgrowth of an attempt by Miss Pagels to capture a stray dog and Geigcr's alleged inter- ference. Wirepholo You're looking at some of our "High Costs of Living" In the last ten years, the cost of a tractor with back hoe and end loader attach- ments has more than doubled! One-ton trucks with service bodies are 89% higher. Steel is up Taxes and-interest rates on the money we must borrow Recent-critical fuel shortages have pressured addition- al price rises and, as the search for new 1U" millwrappccl .energy sources goes on, prices will un- doubtedly continue to rise. As all other prices keep rising, so must the price of energy. Conservation of energy is.important to us all and must continue. Besides helping to assure adequate resources to meet your future energy needs, conservation will help you stay within your household budget.
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