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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Beatrice, Nebraska Weekend edition temperatures High Low yesterday 59 54 High Low a year ago 88 51 precipitation this month 6.69 precipitation to Date 24.46 precis. To Date a year ago 25.30 Beatrice daily Sun a if you did no to see it in the Sun it did no to happen weather mostly fair through sunday continued Cool tonight Low 36-42 warmer sunday High in mid 60s. 68th year Nix 69 two sections 24 pages Beatrice Nebraska saturday sunday september 26, 27,1970 zip code 68310 10c per copy individual income tax rate is lowered to to per cent Lincoln apr Nebraska wage framers will be paying a Little less percentage Wise to the state next year. The state Board of equalization has lowered the 1971 individual income tax rate from 13 to to per cent and the corporate income tax rate from 2.6 to 2 per cent. Sales tax retained the state sales tax was retained at its present 2l/2 Peak cent level for 1971. The amounts withheld from 1971 income for state taxes will be to per cent of the Federal income tax liability. Corporate in come taxes Are applied to taxable income. Gov. Norbert Tiemann and the other four members of the equalization boards Secretary of state Frank Marsh auditor Ray c. Johnson treasurer Wayne r. Swanson and tax commissioner Murrell b. Mcneil a Friday voted unanimously for the rate setting. Mcneil had proposed two alternatives dropping the sales tax to two per cent and retaining the 13 per cent individual income tax or retaining the 2l/2 per cent sales and reducing the income tax rate to to per cent. The Revenue department estimated the 2l/2 per cent sales tax applied to 1971 transactions should produce $79,548,000 and the to per cent income tax applied to Money earned in 1971 should yield $63,086,842. Some of the Money from both sources wont actually arrive in the state Treasury until 1972. State Law says the sales tax should be set so As to yield Revenue As nearly equal As possible to total income and franchise taxes levied for that year. But sales taxes can be raised and lowered Only in increments of one half of one per cent with income tax increments of one per cent. With a 2 per cent sales tax and a 13 per cent income tax the income tax would generate about $20 million More than the sales tax Mcneil said. At the 2y2 per cent-10 per cent rates decided upon the sales tax will produce about $16 million More than the income tax. This lessened disparity led to these latter rates being recommended Mcneil said. Income higher the tax commissioner said the tax Cut results in part from the fact the income of nebraskans using tax surplus As vote getting gimmick Pershing College students Bob Hughes left and Bunny hunger help Load newspapers to be taken to Kansas for Sale. The papers were collected from throughout the Community this summer during the College needs Campaign drive. Pershing photo winds whip fires into infernos by James e. Walters los Angeles apr fires blazed through tinder dry Brush today in Southern California leaving tens of thousands of acres charred and expensive Homes in ashes. Firemen faced More of the infamous fire fanning a Devil winds a hot and dry Seaward blasts from the desert which whipped the dozens of fires into fast moving infernos after they started Friday. 57,000 acres blackened More than 57,000 acres Wert blackened an estimated 140 Homes destroyed and As Many As 400 Homes damaged. There were numerous reports of bums and other injuries to firemen and residents but no deaths. Actor Dale Robertson a Home was destroyed fire officials said and the blazes damaged gov. Ronald Reagan a ranch and the Spahn movie ranch. The two most destructive blazes crackled in Malibu Canyon a fashionable Scenic area on the coast about 30 Miles Northwest of los Angeles and in Western san Fernando Valley a largely residential area about 25 Miles Northwest. The Valley fire racing Seaward was within two Miles of reaching the now cooled origin of the Malibu fire which burned to the Pacific oceans Edge. A third fire around Agua Dulce Northeast of the Valley burned toward the starting Point of the Valley Blaze. It was the worst series of fires in California officials said since nov. 6, 1961 when 484 houses in the exclusive Bel air and Brentwood sections of los Angeles were destroyed. The three fires Friday marked out a 40-mile-Long Crescent of devastation which ranged from half a Milt to five Miles wide. Cause unknown the cause of the blazes was unknown fire officials said. Fire fighters battled through the night aided by a drop in the temperature which reached near too degrees Friday afternoon and a lessening of the winds which gusted to 82 Miles an hour Friday. Thousands of residents who fled the flames in the two areas and in scores of other fire ravaged regions throughout Southern California spent the night in evacuation centers set up by the red Cross and other groups. Thousands of others whose Homes were spared by the flames were without electricity and Telephone service. Other major fires started in Ventura about 50 Miles up the coast from los Angeles in Redlands about 70 Miles East of Here and near san Diego along the Border where a health ranch was threatened briefly. Estimated acreage figures and numbers of Homes destroyed Early today were Val Ley Malibu 34,000 and 140 Agua Dulce 10,000 Ventura 1,200 and 15 Homes damaged in the City limits Border 6,000 and red collection of paper to Kansas dealer a truckload of newspapers collected during this Summers Pershing College paper drive left the College Campus this morning for behalf Kan. Where they will be sold to a scrap dealer. Money collected from the Sale of the papers will be donated to the Pershing College Library fund. The truck which was loaned to the school by Kleveland a service station arrived on Campus yesterday afternoon and was loaded by Pershing students faculty and staff members. The papers which filled an entire room in Hoover Hall will be processed in Kansas for use by an insulation manufacturer. Democratic dinner october 2 Gage county democratic chairman Norvin l. Overbeck announced today that there will be a democratic fund raising dinner october 2 at the Steeple House in Beatrice. There will be a social hour beginning at 6 30 . And dinner will be served at 8 . J. J. Exon democratic gubernatorial candidate and George Bill Burrows democratic candidate for Congress will be the featured speakers. Other democratic state and county candidates also plan to attend. Candidate Burrows stated that he is looking Forward to debating the problems facing the nation with has Republican opponent and with the petition candidate. Exon said that All Happy and unhappy Farmers republicans and independents Are Welcome to attend and hear his views on state government. Tickets May be purchased in Beatrice at the Overbeck real estate office at 505 Ella st., the Adams equipment company in Adams Martha Thomas in Wymore the Jurgens Oil co. In Filley mrs. Harlan Overbeck in Pickrell vets services of Clatonia mrs. Melvin Weyer in Liberty and Bill Schuller in Odell. Soldier son killed by lightning Bolt Omaha apr the Mother of spec. 4 John p. Johnson 20, of Omaha said Friday her son was killed by a lightning Bolt while on patrol in Southeast Asia. Mrs. Dorothy Johnson of Bellevue said the defense department has not notified her of the location of her songs death. Johnson was a 1968 graduate of Bellevue High school and entered the army in August 1969. He had been stationed in Vietnam for about six months and later was transferred to another unit mrs. Johnson said. Also surviving Are the father Everett h. Johnson of Omaha two Brothers and two Sisters. Freeman school part of Monument president Nixon late Friday signed the Freeman school Bill today announced sen. Roman Hruska. The school located on Highway 4 West of the Homestead National Monument Wilt now woman Bandit picks wrong Teller Cleveland a police believe a Young woman wearing a see through Blouse foiled her own robbery attempt Friday by not going to a male Teller. The woman went to mrs. Kenneth k. Kansy in the Park View savings amp loan associations downtown office and handed her a note saying a this is a Holdup. Give me six packs of twenties. I have a gun pointed at your mrs. Kansy 24, a flustered by the Blouse told the woman she did not have the Money in twenties and pushed a silent alarm. The would be robber took her note Back and ran. Nebraskan killed in Iowa Accident Greenfield Iowa a a Nebraska Man was killed Friday night in a one car Accident East of Here when his car ran off interstate 80. Dead was George Deland Spence 36, of Elkhorn neb. Highway patrol officers said Spencer a westbound car went off the interstate and then rolled Over when he tried to bring it Back on the Highway. He was dead on arrival at a Greenfield Hospital. Still no sign of missing balloonist new York apr the Cutter Dallas searched in the North Atlantic today for debris spotted from the air that May be part of the missing balloon a the free the Dallas had steamed All night to the spot 300 to 400 Miles South of Newfoundland to investigate the sighting while another Cutter the Ingham ran Down a false Lead in the same general area the coast guard said. The Ingham reported recovering a piece of the top of a styrofoam Container but the flotsam was judged to be part of an ammunition Container and not an article from the missing balloon. The coast guard said the Ingham was released from the search leaving the Dallas and five planes three air Force one coast guard and one Royal Canadian air Force still Active in the search the coast guard said. The Dallas was looking for a a yellow object with Orange lines and what appeared to be a raft spotted about 4 . Friday. The balloon with which the three persons aboard hoped to achieve the first a powered transatlantic crossing was Orange and yellow. It took off sunday from Eastern Long Island and last reported itself going Down in the North Atlantic during a storm monday night. Red faced policeman Denver Colo. Apr one police car its red lights blinking diverted freeway traffic around two other police cars As red faced officers drained gasoline from one Cruiser into the other. By Rob Marvin j. J. Exon of Lincoln democratic candidate for Nebraska governor spoke Friday noon at the meet the candidate luncheon series. Next week Clair Callan of Odell democratic candidate for the first District congressional seat will speak at the luncheon next Friday noon at the defenders townhouse. Exon said the key Issue was a whether Nebraska wants another four years of Tiemann administration or wants a change to something a i am As shocked As Many republicans at the tremendous increase of expenditures a Exon told the Large gathering at the luncheon. A vote gimmick later Exon explained that there was no question about the surplus in the state Treasury and charged it was a a vote getting the state is collecting More taxes than it needs. Exon said. If elected he promised to eliminate the tax on food. He said he was in favor of a Broad tax base and said he thought the state sales and income taxes should be lowered. In answering questions he said he favored the 19th amendment to the state Constitution because he explained the legislature should have the right to set tax rates As fair As possible to All parts of the state. Exon said he would make no them Ometer dips to More brisk Levels associated press the Mercury ripped to brisk Levels in Nebraska Early saturday and forecasters said similar readings were in Prospect overnight. Many Points had sub freezing readings with 25 in Scottsbluff the state Low. The High Friday was 68 at Lincoln. Clear skies prevailed As a Large Cool High pressure system covered the Western two thirds of the nation. Somewhat warmer temperatures were forecast for Centra and Western Nebraska sunday. Comment on reducing these taxes during his first two years of office. Amendment to proposes to give the legislature the Power to remove the personal property tax. Exon s Ai d Matching funds should be used to fight pollution. A i want a special session to handle these things a he said. The state needs a workable formula in returning state Money to the schools so Relief could be Given at the local level without increasing local taxes he said. Exon said he had toured the Beatrice state Home twice and said he was going again Friday afternoon. A i want to get into wards not shown on regular Tours a Exon said. He criticized the High raises Given to some state officials when Ward aides received raises were increased from $265 to $280 a month. A if we can to take care of the less fortunate in institutions a Exon said a we can to afford roads and answering other questions Exon said he supported the right to work Law but said he also would look at the Agency shop. It was unfair for a worker to take advantage Union benefits without paying Union dues. Exon said but said he would not Force anybody to j o in a Union. Non Union workers could pay an equivalent of Union dues to Charity. New governor the first step in getting a Highway Access to Beatrice was to get a new governor but added he was not making a Promise. A we will have to remake the Highway department a he said. He criticized the High Cost of administration in the Highway department and suggested having fewer planners. Exon said that the state should either put the Highway planners to work or contract outside. Exon said it was important to unite Nebraska and said he was concerned with problems of towns away from the interstate. Candidate j. J. Exon grand president s visit Honor to Foo printers Homestead chapter no. 46, in a hard time finding an insure ter National Foo printers assn., Ance Carrier for that plan be was signally honoured Friday cause of the High risk involved night. At the dinner held at Steeple a responsibility of the grand House first Homestead Chap president is to visit during his terms president sheriff Fred term of office each District in Steinkamp turned Over the Gav the association. Al to the new president beat Friday night Elvin f. Sheehy Rice police capt. Don Luckeroth. Of Sacramento calif., the new about 130 Foo printers and grand president made his first wives attended the dinner which District visitation. It was to Dis has been higher than expected and Revenue from sales and income taxes have been correspondingly higher than expected. If current projections stand up Nebraska will end the current biennium next june 30 with a general fund balance of $25 million. This compares with a $35 million balance when the biennium started and a $60 million balance at the end of fiscal 1970, last june 30. The $60 million balance in mid-1970 was about $20 million higher than expected. Mcneil said some $8 million of this a a surplus resulted from expenditures being less than expected. Another $4 million was due to underestimating the requirements of the sales and income tax refund an amount which will have to be offset during the current fiscal year. The remaining approximately $8 million resulted from general fund receipts exceeding expectations. A year ago the state Board had figured personal income in Nebraska would increase at a rate of five per cent per year. Primarily because of Good farm crops last year personal income actually grew at a rate of about 12i/2 per cent. Farmer income climbed by More than 40 per cent. Not Only did sales and income taxes yield More than expected but estate tax receipts exceeded projections by More than $1 million and interest on state investments exceeded projections by about $1.8 million. Money needs lower additionally a court ruling upholding gov. The Mann a veto of some 1969 legislative appropriations reduced the biennium a Money needs by some $10 million. Mcneil said personal income of Nebraska Farmers should again increase this year but at a rate substantially less than last year. The Board projected income tax receipts to increase at an annual rate of nine per cent with sales taxes climbing at an annual rate of about six per cent. However due to 1969 legislation sales taxes on motor vehicles during the current fiscal year Are earmarked for Highway funds reducing the portion going into the general fund. First of Jap students on Campus r it fi1�?T a a v a it was followed by a dance. Be strict 6, which includes the five. Students will be arriving on the chapters in Nebraska and Iowa. Salt Les 1 h a Beatrice members fishing Coj Jege Campus this and the place of his visit was there was a Large delegation afternoon. Car pools organized Beatrice the newest of the Chap from Lincoln and several Mem by Pershing students and staff ters in the District. Bers from Omaha and Council will be picking up students from the Lincoln Airport bus depot an train depot. In addition a retired judge of the us Bluffs chapters Perior court which corresponds to Nebraska a District court judge Sheehy recalled his and his wife a earlier experience in Nebraska. He and his wife Pau accompanied trailers supplied by Kleveland a service station will be used to transport students baggage. This afternoon a parents Ori ,. ,. Paris apr vice presi elation meeting will be held me gym accompanied him it Jent Nguyen Cao by has deck with members of the College and lived at Harvard when lie w3s. A a a Rin Oval q in i or rvs by decides against War rally speech your Community Chest in action stationed at the air corps base there during world War ii. With Gas rationing they were Able to see Little of the state. This time the Sheehy Are making a de not to address a win the War ministration explaining the pol rally in Washington it was ides and programs of the col Learned today. Lege. The South vietnamese Leader throughout the afternoon Stu revealed his decision during the Dent leaders will be giving taping Here of the lbs a face guided Tours to new students and leisurely trip so that 28 years nation television program their parents. I Tor t no n cd try c no Nurte it Flo which will be broadcast in the the Campus dormitories were United states on sunday. Opened yesterday afternoon and his decision removes a pot in several new returning students tial Point of irritation Between have already moved into their Saigon and the Nixon adminis rooms. Traction. . Officials had been lob Hying quietly to convince by to designate Umana change his mind. Yet informed bombing Center sources said the decisive move in the backstage discussion Des Moines Iowa apr later they can see parts of Nebraska they missed. Judge Sheehy said that during his year As grand president Foo printers w i la emphasize youth activities lend a hand in the fight against the traffic in narcotics and do More work on the family Protection plan to provide benefits for widows of peace officers who lose their lives in the line of duty. He came from South Vietnam Sam some 25 representatives of Law said the foot printers Are having Bassadore to Washington Bui enforcement agencies in five diem. States meeting Here Friday Des Bui diem flew into Paris Fri ignited Omaha As the coordinate Day to talk to the vice president ing City for the Exchange of i sources said and to Tell by the formation on Midwest bombings demonstration in Washington Omaha police chief Richard next saturday did not have the Andersen said the plans for the Benediction of president Nixon project had not been set and a a that he will Confer with Federal officials next week at a Conin Salt Lake City student salesmen earn Reward Charleston so. Apr salesmanship got 49 seniors at Baptist High school out of writing a term paper for English one of them asked the teach Golden age dinner Ference become a part of the National urn to Page 2, column 4 Monument Roger Weber second from left chairman of the Community Chest fund drive and his four captains look Over plans for the 1971 Community Hest drive beginning october 19. Captains Are left to right Dick Palm chairman Weber Dick Curtis Chuck Gromowsky Ami muck remain. Community Chest raises Money for the boy scouts scouts youth recreation inc., Myca Owca and salvation army. Goal set for the drive is $52,000. Sun photo or Jane Davis if they might is scheduled of. 6 Andersen said the decision is Cape the assignment by Selling following through on a meeting $10,000 Worth of Magazine sub the 73rd annual Golden age sept. 4 in Omaha among mid Ascriptions instead of the $4,500 dinner for All Community Citi West mayors at which time a Worth needed to help finance the Zens 65 years of age and Over group of Midwest mayors Call annual trip of the senior class. Is being held on oct. 6th. The de for a consolidated Effort to mrs. Davis Rev ailed Friday dinner is being Given by the curb violence in the cities. A since i knew that $4,500 would women a society of Christian police chiefs and assistant be hard to reach and $10,000 service of the Centenary United police chiefs at the meet no was impossible i Felt Safe in Church of Beatrice and will be represented Tulsa okla., of saying served at 12 noon in the Church a and Lincoln neb. Madison the pupils sold $10,000 Worth dining room. Wis. St. Paul and Minneapolis in two weeks an average of just for transportation Call mrs. Minn. And Sioux City Council Over $200 Worth apiece. Robert Umphenour 228-2166. Bluffs and Des Moines Iowa

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