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Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Brownwood, Texas Brownwood bulletin ten pages today Brownwood Texas monday oot 19, 1970 vol 71 no 4 to cents daily 15 cents sunday authorities expand proposed amendments�?3 tax provisions for farm lands editor s note a the following article is one in a series outlining proposed constitutional amendments to be voted on by teams nov. 3. This series is for information Only and does not sup Rort or oppose any of the proposals proposition 3 special i a provisions for ranch farm Ano Forest lands you will in asked to vote for or against a the constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide by Law Tor the establishment of a uniform method of assessment of ranch farm and Forest lands which shall be based upon the capability of such lands to support the raising of livestock and or to produce farm and Forest four years ago a constitutional amendment was adopted which provided that land designated by its owner for agricultural use shall be assessed for tax purposes on the basis of its agricultural use Only though it might be More valuable for other purposes this Means that land near 1 a City for example can continue i to be taxed on its value As ranch or farm land so Long As the j owner wants to use it that Way regardless of its Worth for present or future development As residential or Industrial properly to get this lower assessment i a number of provisions must he i met the land must tie owned 1 by natural persons. Products of the soil must be grown under natural conditions and As a business venture for profit. This i must be the primary occupation and source of income of the own-1 or. The requirements for eligibility filing Etc Are lengthy and detailed. I under the proposed Amend Merit the legislature could do by Law what the present wording of this Section guarantees expressly and minutely however it would change the Impact from the owner applying for a different consideration to requiring the taxing authority i to establish a uniform assessment on land meeting the statutory definitions t h e purpose of the amendment is to recognize the j problems in inequities under the present assessing practices particularly As applied to crops which take longer than one year to mature. Its terms Are so Broad however the legislature May my it difficult to Deline and limit their application. Capability is capacity of being used or developed it is having the ability or qualities necessary for a purpose in this in stance for raising livestock or i producing crops. The full potential of a piece of land and of neighbouring property might be affected by intensity of development fertilizers the kind see tax on Page 21 watering Blanket a Farmer Home administration supervisor Harold Kennedy Center and Blanket mayor Curtis Faulkner discuss the depth of this water Well with buddy Voegele of Watts drilling co. Of fort Worth Faulkner said this Well the fourth one drilled for Blanket should reach the Bottom at 240 feet. Possibly Well no. S will have to be drilled in order to Hunt for in Napers candidate visits a democratic senatorial candidate Lloyd Bentsen Center campaigned in Brownwood this morning including a speech at Howard Payne College. Shown with the candidate Are de Daniel left local Campaign worker and rep. Lynn Nabers. Bulletin photo . Senate candidate Lloyd Benison said today in Brownwood that drug abuse violent demonstrations crime and Law Lex Ness Are symptoms of the permissive atmosphere that pervade the country. A they All tie together he told students this Muring in Mims auditorium at Howard Payne College a and in Many ways they tie the hands of the greatest country in Hie world a some of the brightest minds and a Jot of Energy an being wasted rather than being channelled into productive efforts to keep this country on the move economically and moral new syrian military chief cracks Down on guerrillas by Farouk Nassar Beirut. Lebanon a Syria s new military ruler is cracking Down on the palestinian guerrillas the previous marxist regime sponsored. Arab diplomatic sources reported today the diplomats said Gen Hafez Al Assad of the air Force. Syria s defense minister has closed Down the Damascus Headquarters of the Soika guerrillas and asked the Central committee of the Palestine resistance movement to suspend its membership. Saika guerrillas returning to Syria from Jordan Are being disarmed at the Border and shipped off to detention areas in Northern Syria the sources said they reported Assad has put Syria under military control. Paralysing the baath socialist party government. Assad forced or. Noureddin a Tass j to resign As president and Premier of Syria on Satur i Day and today maj Gen Salah Jadid marxist Leader of the i baath party was reported to have fled the Northern Lebanon Assad s coup is believed to j have resulted from the syrian j invasion of Jordan during the j civil War there last month. As 1 sad opposed the intervention and refused to give it air cover j an a result strafing jordanian planes did heavy damage to the syrian invaders. Assad report j edly uncovered a plot by Jodi j to oust him and moved first Brownwood area fair tonight and tuesday warmer tuesday with highs in 70s Low tonight in lower 50s. Maximum temperature Here sunday 59, overnight Low 48. Sunset today 6 56, Sunrise tuesday 7 40 in a said Bentsen a a it a ironic that Many of our Young people who turn to drugs and to violence claim they Are doing so because of social injustices. They Don t seem to realize that when they do this they Are becoming part of the problem instead of helping find the the democratic nominee said that at least 50 per cent of the crimes against property in any metropolitan area can be linked to narcotics addiction he noted that persons addicted to heroin frequently get to the Point where they need $100 a Day to buy it so they turn to crime he said the latest reports show there Are 63,000 known addicts in the United states with at least that Many More unknown addicts. A if you count Only the known addicts it has been estimated that at least $35 million in merchandise must be stolen every Day to keep the 63,000 and diets supplied with drugs a said Bentsen he said comp luxury treatment of hard narcotics addicts and cutting off foreign Aid to countries which refuse to cooperate in stopping the flow of illegal drugs into this country could help cure the problem. He also advocated much More research on dangerous drugs a we need More research on marijuana a he said. A we already have enough knowledge on certain hard drugs to Suc see Drut on Page 21 drug abuse linked to crime Bentsen Warmup forecast for area fair skies should bring warmer temperatures to mid Texas at least through Friday forecasters predicted this morning this mornings Clearing trend was Welcome to mid texans after a Damp Cloudy weekend which saw up to .55 of an Inch of rain fall at Richland Springs sunday afternoon. Other leading rainfall amounts in the area included .30 of an Inch at Indian Creek and .44 of an Inch at san Saba. Brownwood and a number of other Points did not get enough moisture to measure sunday. Forecasters predict highs in the 70s tuesday after a Low tonight in the lower 50s but the extended forecast Calls for Clear to partly Cloudy skies and gradual warming to continue through Friday. Highs in the Middle to upper 70s and lows in the 50s Are prob i Able or near perfect Indian summer weather. Brownwood High sunday of i ter noon was Only 59 under heavy i Clouds while the Low Early this morning was 48 rain and Light showers which pelted Texas for the past few Days died out today As skies cleared in Western areas of the state cloudiness lingered in East Texas but there were Only minor temperature changes forecast throughout the Day. Showers and thunderstorms Rose up across Central and South Texas sunday night with varied amounts tailing. Heavy fog developed this morning in portions of West Texas and the Panhandle. I 5 voting locations j j for meter ballot j voting boxes will open at 8 tuesday in five locations for Brownwood residents to Mark ballots on whether or not the City will retain parking meters. The Only change from usual voting locations will be in Ward 3 where voting w ill be at East elementary school instead of Daniel Baker College. Polls will remain open until 7 voting places include Ward i South elementary Ward 2. Country courthouse Ward 3, East elementary Ward 4, St. James Hall and Ward 5. Woodland Heights elementary. Any City resident who is a registered voter May cast a ballot in the election. Only five Absentee votes were cast before Friday s deadline. Since the election is actually on the adoption of an amendment to the present parking ordinance voting for the amendment on the ballot is a vote against parking meters while a vote against the amendment is a vote for parking meters. More terrorist violence feared Montreal apr a massive Hunt for the terrorists who killed Pierre Laporte gave Montreal today the appearance of a City at War. The search went on for the terrorists other Kidnap victim James r. Cross. Army and police helicopters flew constantly Over the City. Local and Royal Canadian mounted police spot checked cars on the Busy streets. Roadblocks and checkpoints were set up on Bridges and routes leading out of Montreal which has 1.2 million people and is Canada s largest City. Security checks were increased at the . Border particularly in new York. Vermont and new Hampshire. The Canadian army the mounted police and Quebec s own provincial police expanded Texas fighting voter Law a action said unconstitutional a by Barry Schweid associated press writer Washington api the states of Oregon and Texas argued today in the supreme court that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it granted the vote to 18-year-Olds. Both states took the position at a hearing that their 21-year minimum was not a form of discrimination the 14th amendment gives Congress the Power to Correct. A the 21-year Standard is a reasonable classification that Falls far Short of the prohibitions of the 14th amendment a argued Lee Johnson the attorney Genera of Oregon Charles Alan Wright a Law professor who spoke for Texas agreed with Oregon s position and said that were it not for the courts a respect for the body across the i.e., Congress the 1970 voting rights Law s would have been thrown out As the argument turns on interpretation of the 14th amendment. Ratified in 1868 and designed to protect the rights of newly freed negroes by prohibiting the Stales from denying anyone a the equal Protection of the Section 5 of the amendment gives Congress the Power to enforce these provisions Quot by appropriate the hearing pits the Powers of Congress against the prerogatives of tile states. In the balance Are perhaps 17 j million votes enough to swing a presidential election or change the composition of Congress. On one Side was the i s. Government arguing the constitutionality of the Law s principal provisions on the other the states of Oregon Texas Arizona and Idaho arguing Congress had exceeded its authority. The Law. Signed june 22 by president Nixon gives the vote to 18-Vear-ods, bans literacy tests in All states for five years abolishes residence requirements of More than 30 Days to vote for president and requires All states to provide Absentee ballots. Their operations under the War measures act imposed by prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau last Friday. Trudeau himself pledged that the Law forces will find a these vicious men Quot and bring them to Justice a in the Calm and dispassionate atmosphere of Canadian he predicted More terrorist violence but declared the government will not Back Down. The prime minister himself a Luebecker flew to Montreal sunday night to pay his respects to the family of Laporte. Quebec s labor minister and to Confer with officials. He then flew Back to Ottawa the Federal capital. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Marc charhonneau. 37, a taxi Driver and Paul Rose. 27. A teacher on charges of taking part in the kidnapping of Laporte oct. To and Britain s Trade commissioner. Cross two weeks ago today. Laporte was shot in the head saturday and his body found Early sunday a letter in Cross handwriting that reached authorities sunday night said he was alive but in danger of execution at the hands of the Quebec liberation front Fly. Police raided a Frame Bungalow in St. Hubert this morning a half mile from where Laporte s body was found and said it May have been by Laporte s killers. There was blood on the floor. Civic music season kicks off with pianist tuesday music of Bach Schubert Scriabin and Ravel will be featured in a concert tuesday night by Ruth Laredo a Young pianist from Detroit Mich the concert first of the season for the Brownwood civic music assn., will begin at 8 p m at Mims auditorium on the Howard Payne College Campus. Attendance is by membership Only. The program will be divided into five sections and the first selection will be a a Capriccio upon the departure of a beloved brother a a Kinder scene of 15 scenes from childhood a by Schubert will include 13 selections. These Are Quot from foreign lands and Peoples a a a curious Story a a Blind Many a Buff a a pleading a perfect a an important event a and a dreaming Quot and a at the a Knight of the Hobby horse a j a almost too a a fight a ening a a child falling asleep a and a the poet Speaks a sonata no 3, opus 30 11903 a by Scriabin follows on the program selections in this Section Are a dram Masieo a a Allegret a andante and Presto con i f Loco a a sonata no. 4 opus 30 1903 a by Scriabin is next and Selec i tons Here Are a a andante and i a pres Missimo a la Valse by Ravel con j i eludes the concert. Gain the required 90 Gallons of water per minute for the facility Faulkner said and this amount should be reached within the next two weeks financed by Cha this system will replace the old Blanket water facility which was declared insufficient to serve local residents. Bulletin photo vote tuesday its your decision

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