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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas June Congress weighs merits of taxexemption in business WASHINGTON AP Congress is weighing whether to step into a simmering tax policy battle between two giant sacred cows taxexempt organizations and taxpaying The central issue is whether the tax laws and other subsidies have given nonprofit ranging from the Humane Society to the PTL an tmfair competitive advantage over If Congress settles the it will risk offending one or both of two concepts dear to most politicians charity and free A House Ways and Means subcommittee headed by opened a round of hearings Monday on the Representatives of businesses pleaded for a tougher law that would tax more of the earnings of nonprofit organizations spokesmen for those organizations said no new law is The spread of taxexempts into areas that once was solely the province of profitmaking companies is more than matched by the number of forprofit organizations moving into territories traditionally occupied by volunteer including daycare centers and even said Marion FremontSmith of a director of In dependent That is a coalition of 650 businesses and organizations which aims to encourage Frank counsel for the Small Business said the issue is The smallbusiness community supports the in dependent but is opposed to the variety of commercial services conducted by taxexempts that have little relevance to social goals and create tremendous income he Once an organization is exempted from federal that can open the door for other in cluding an exemption from state and local property and sales lower postal rates and that factor known as the halo said John Motley III of the National Federation of Independent is a public belief that a taxexempt organization should be patronized because its efforts are not tainted by the heed to make a prof a person with a poodle whose toenails need clipping might choose the taxexempt Humane Society over a private who strives to make a profit and pay Or a college graduate might choose the credit card being pushed by her alumni association over one sponsored by a local The number of taxexempt organizations continues to It now totals million including more than churches with revenues estimated at close to billion a But in only paid any federal tax on any part of their The tax take totaled only It is that tax the unrelated business income tax that Congress is focusing It was enacted in 1950 to tax earnings from operations that are not sub stantially related to an organizations purpose for being Because that phrase is so difficult to the IRS has not had a lot of success applying the tax to many For which of the business operations of the PTL ministry should be subject to the tax the water mailorder catalog or satellite system Some authorities argue that none of those directly related to the religious and now the IRS is attempting to tax some of the income from those The General Accounting the congressional auditing found insufficient evidence to determine whether there is widespread competition between taxable businesses and the taxexempt But profitmaking businesses point to one statistic Between 1975 and the portion of nonprofits revenues coming from sources other than con tributions and dues grew from 71 percent to 81 per Summer air travel hassles are linked to ATC shortage Investigators arrive to appraise fatal Army helicopter failure By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer FORT Texas AP Army investigators worked today to analyze charred wreckage from an Army helicopter to determine why it Crashed on a terrain reconnaissance mission and killed 10 Only one person aboard the Bell Textron UH1H Huey helicopter survived the Monday morning He was flown by another helicopter to Darnall Army Community where he died an hour Six of the victims names have been but officials were withholding the remaining four names pending notification of next of The victims were aboard a low flying helicopter participating in massive Texas National Guard and Army Reserve It crashed near the posts western The training will continue as Army spokesman Mike Monnett said This is tragic and but it wont affect About Texas National Guard 49th Armored Division members and soldiers of Army reserve support units from 20 states have been participating in a combat readiness exercise called Starburst 87 at the Fort Hood reservation that extends 339 square miles through Central Texas Hill The exercises began June 13 and are scheduled to end The parttime who meet for light training at least once a are using more than 75 of the Guards helicopters and 600 of its tanks and armored personnel carriers in one of its largestever Guard officials said the crash was the deadliest in recent memory for the Texas National Four of the all crew were from the 353rd Engineer Group in Oklahoma City and the other who were passengers in the were from the 489th Engineer Battalion based in Little said William spokesman for the Guards 49th Armored According to Fort Hood spokesman Ralph the victims in cluded Chief Warrant Officer Robert pilot of the Chief Warrant Officer Bruce Gary of Charles Sweet Charles Little 4 Frederick Little Mattox will investigate SMUs football scandal AUSTIN AP Texas At torney General Jim Mattox says he will investigate a report about Southern Methodist Universitys football scandal to determine if Bill Clements and others violated civil or criminal who is charged with monitoring charitable trusts to ensure they are administered also said Monday he will review the report by a Methodist bishops committee to determine whether to file a civil lawsuit against Clements and other former members of SMUs Board of The decision to examine the SMU scheme was prompted by requests from Eddie DCorpus SMU alumni and lawmakers who are considering filing articles of impeachment against Mattox lam going to honor the request of Cavazos and the other individuals that have contacted and I will review the law and the facts to determine what kind of application they might have to this Mattox told the Dallas Times Mattox also said he will meet with representatives of the bishops committee to determine if they have information not revealed in the Clements only reaction r think thats The bishops committee issued a 48page report after a three month investigation detailing how as thenchairman of SMUs Board of or chestrated the continuation of illegal payments to SMV football players while the school was on probation for similar Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc Invites Its to the 32nd Annual Meeting of GVTC with an Ice Cream Social to follow EDITORS NOTE Associated Press staffers In 17 cities visited airpofts on the first full day of talking to passengers about their experiences the vacation travel Here is a Bad Weather hit New Philadelphia add Controllers restricted air traffic into Los Angeles and San On the first full day of travelers found that the timetable didnt necessarily Hundreds reached their destinations Monday with fresh tales of Its been a real hassle in the last couple of said Kathy a shoe executive whose flight from Pittsburgh to DallasForth Worth airport was two hours late Air waiting for a sitting on runways waiting to It just doesnt make rain and lightning kept Peter cooling his heels for 30 minutes at Newark In ternational making him late for a briefing on the IranCentra I imagine my staff will take said who was catching up on reading in Continental AirlinesVIP On the flight down there were two separate delays due to pilot indication of heavy air traffic and not enough air traffic Thats from the Thats what he told said Robert 28 of who was arriving in Its a busy The Air Transport which represents the big estimated there were flights carrying perhaps million people up from million passengers last Planes are more with airlines selling percent of their seats in compared with percent a year earlier and passengers are filing 34 percent more complaints with the Department of Transportation in May than in In Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole wrote to 36 airlines warning of fines and other action if they didnt start making their passengers Some passengers have lowered their You plan for the said business traveler of who arrived at New LaGuardia Airport about hoiirs late because of the weather and a mechanical Tupker said the attitude of airlines seemed to If youre 20 minutes who cares Air traffic was delayed for a time Monday by bad weather in New Washington and said Fred a Federal Aviation ministration spokesman in There were also delays going Los Angeles and San Francisco because of traffic restrictions on some route he Surveying 22 airports in the FAA found an average of less than 31 delays per departures and ranging from 103 delays per in Boston to none in The only counts delays caused by weather and flight Mechanical problems or late loading dont According to documents filed by Piedmont Airlines with the Depart ment of covering the performance of Piedmont and seven competitors from late February and early the number of late arrivals ranged from 36 percent to 46 Passenger perceptions are often very different from what airline and FAA statistics Im done flying with ftimed Jim a recruiter for an insurance company who waited more than an hour Monday in Mitv heapolis to board a Northwest Airlines flight to Los These guys are without a doubt the Only two of the last 22 flights hes taken have been on Johnson Northwest spokesman Bob Gib bons says the systems ontime record is about 80 Jeff executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission in said that figure represented an improvement of 20 percent since Northwest merged with Republic Airlines last If I didnt have to I said Bob an IBM employee from He had been waiting an hour at Atlantas airport for his boss to arrive from New You never know if your plane is going to leave on DIHMN 3OUl v at The best pizza WALNUT SQUARE 6257707 Need 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