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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Th** Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thur*., Feb. 7. 1^74 Evelyn Enjoys Wheeling Big Rigs Jensen Hits Nixon Budget Arms Boost Food Tax Open Repeal Branded Invitation To Cheat WILLIAMSBURG (AD -The husky, deep-voiced truck drivers stepped out to stretch their legs Tuesday afternoon at a fuel stop here. They had just put in five hours in a caravan from Council Bluffs. But among the rough talk around the pumps, one voice seemed out of place. Out of a bright purple rig stepped Evelyn Collom. 45, of Bellevue, Neb., the lone woman driver in the five-mile* long caravan. “I started driving in 196b in Dallas, Texas,” Mrs. Collom said. ‘T’d say since then, I’ve driven about two million miles.” Her husband coaxed her to start driving. They’ve since separated, but she has continued to drive. She called driving her “biggest love,” following her two children and “three beautiful grandsons.” Mrs. Collom was hauling a load of produce bound for Milan, 111., where she left the convoy. She picked up the caravan after driving from the OELWEIN - Martin Jensen. DES MOINES (AP) Exempt- “I deplore legislation which for the Farm Bureau, laid it n H 1    1    e    11ls '    *    candidate    for    the    Democratic    ing food from the Iowa sales tax will tempt, invite and encourage would be unwise to exempt ad aways going to c some trou n0mjna(10n for ^con(j district ^ would be an open invitation to store personnel and owner* or ditional products horn the lairs congressman, said Thursday grocers to cheat on their sales management in that President Nixon’s “enor-: tax returns to the state, a super- dustry to be dishonest ” mo us federal budget for the market operator said Wednei*    Opposite    View* next fiscal yeai is a blueprint day    Also at the hearing were two for expanded military spending The contention was made by 0f the strongest lobbying forces 5 percent. at the expense of health, cd- l. D. Easter of Des Moines, a in Iowa the Iowa Farm Bureau ducation, manpower and re partner in a firm which Federation and the Iowa boder-source development programs." operales H chain of eight super- rn, Trucker Evelyn Collom West ('oast She experienced no trouble from the independent truck drivers along the way. She said she was not worried about anything happening to her or the heavily-guarded caravan. blo,” she said of the current truckers’ protest. “Ifs raused by radicals. They have a mean streak in ’em anyway and this just gives ’em a chance to show it." she said. Mrs. Collom was one of the few drivers in the caravan who did not have a citizens band two-way radio. She said she was glad she didn’t after hearing the threats broadcast over the air as the caravan was leaving Council Bluffs. Nor did she hear trucker*’ complaints about the caravan going too slow, ranging from 40-45 miles per hour. “I didn't think it was too slow. Not for this many trucks together,” she said. She said she thought she did “a real good job" driving and was proud of the fact that she had never had an accident. “I like my work. You have to like what you do to do it well.” the food in tax at this time lie warned that future legisla lures would likely raise the sales tax on other Hems to 4 or Nader To Speak DES MOINES (AP) Ralph Nader of Washington, DC., will anon of Labor, AFL-C10, which Jensen, until recently a legis-- ‘-...miT huormn ^ne(* Uf) °n °PP°8*te 8^e8 lhe lative assistant to Sen. Harold m8rketSl al a publu einn* proposal E. Hughes is a native of De- before the house ways amt Hugh Clark, president of the speak to a public meeting in corah and a candidate to sue- means committee    labor organization, told the Des Moines Saturday, the Iowa coed Congressman John Culver Easter and other food store committee that food. prescrip- student Public Interest Group who is running this year for the representatives testified in op-lion drugs and medicines are and Citizens United for Keapon-U. S. senate.    position to the repeal proposed basic necessities of life and that sible Energy said Wednesday. by Gov. Robert Ray to give* any tax on them is a tax on life Nader will speak on a proposal Iowans a tax break in view of itself.    for a moratorium on construc- the state s $200 million surplus. However, Glen Taylor, direc- non of nuclear power plants in The bill, which also would re- lor of the public policy division Iowa Heating Oil Supply Up Iowa Gasoline Pinch Seen In remarks at the political gathering at the American Legion hall in Oelwein, Jensen said the Nixon budget calls for “an astounding increase of about $16 billion in defense spending in the next IR months and conceals this fact in the annual statistical manipulations that have come to characterize the Nixon budgets in the last five years.” Jensen noted that congress j late last year cut the military budget by almost $4 billion, “He has asked for all of that 'back for next year, plus an additional regular defense appropriations increase of $6 3 billion. On top of that he has requested a $6.2 billion supplemental allo- j cation year move the sales tax from prescription drugs, already has passed the senate. Easter said that if the tax on food is repealed, “our cashiers must then make a decision on over 35 million items each year” whether the tax should be charged. . No Way To Enforce But he said the real reason he opposes the bill is that there would be no possible way for the state to enforce proper reporting and remittance of sales tax by food merchants. “The state of Iowa would be for the current fiscal I at tbe mercy of the food in-! Mezvinsky Introduces Tax Safeguard for Elderly Bill WASHINGTON, DC. — First “The problem is simply that District Congressman Ed Mea- the intricacies of tax return Vinsky Thursday introduced leg-forms _ wh|ch |(, ^ lslation designed to provide a ■    . safeguard against income tax mm millions of us regard- over-payment by senior citizens, j *rss ol aR'‘ °^en camouflage The bill would authorize the helpful provisions in complex- internal revenue service to ex- ity,’’he explained. pand ta* counseling assistance The bj|| introduced Thur,day for older Americans.    I ,, . „.    .    . ,.. would build upon a base laid by Overpay    a jax_ajde program for the el- Mezvinsky said additional cjcr|v now administered by the ‘I: .    .    ,    ....    |dustry to voluntarily report its counseling services should be ,n_tjhlU    lamina This brings the tot1al_ addl‘! tax collections honestly," Easter available because many over 65 {[J®^JaUonaV The state expects to get 3.4 some service stations would run utors. themselves, can    .hefcf^y    VX    ZfSZ By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) — State million gallons of home heating short officials expect to have about ^ djesej fuej tbjs month for Hinman believes the shortage going to individual stations — in brings the defense budget to the 2 8 million gallons of gasoline to ^    energy pool, a commit- will extend into March, as well, some cases by as much as 50 *evei of ^or,d war II* Jensen dole out to critically short users    r    _______ sajd But probably none men! of fuels for emergency Sen William Gluba (D-Daven- percent.    ‘    (    wou,d    a,so    ^ down to neigh- allocation. _    M t_ a port ( told his colleagues that a There is always a chance that cate nn additional $15 billion lor from Van Nostrand    ...in    security, public assis* unemployment compensation, and nutrition programs," Jensen said, “but these are au- Retired Teachers Assn. of Re- trim the percentage of gasoline President to *16 5 billion and Accurate rn reporting if the aware of special tax provisions amount of tax liability is readily(t|,at are available to them when determinable.” tired Persons. this month will trickle bor hood service st ations.    I binman does not anticipate report from Van Nostrand state will have enough gaso- Social That is because the entire! running out of emergency ra- showed Mobil Oil Co this month! Une its emercemw allocation lance, amount, which is 3 percent of *'ons °* heating and diesel oil wilt give its Iowa distributors    .    .    ..    — all gasoline that producers plan tb*8 montti. because the state only 87 percent of supplies they to taxe care of service station to ship to Iowa in February, will dispensed only 2.4 million gal- got in February, 1972.    shortages as well as federal pri- probably go to users in high fed MHT oucnimp ic an pnnrpiv mr. I .lima lnniiuio rnimnc KnrrniP. But if some of the fuel goes Free Tax Service cain thai if th* will nas<u»s reach age 657*    Under    that    program,    volun- He said that if the bill passet,| jn a Speecb on house floor,jteers eral priority categories. Don Hinman, state civil defense chief, said gasoline needs in agriculture, emergency service?, energy production, sanitation, telecommunications, and mass transit come before service stations. Heating Oil Up Ions in January. But gasoline is an entirely different matter. .Motorists will have problems getting all the gasoline they need before the month is out, Hinman predicted. Earlier this week. Iowa Com merce Commission Chairman Gluba said. Maurice Van Nostrand said re- Other figures offered by ority needs, Hinman said. Gluba include Phillips Petroleum 76 percent; Sun Oil Co. 90 percent; Texaco 77 percent; and Union Oil Co. 73 percent. Because of the increased vehicle population, Iowans “should be receiving 118 to 125 percent of February, 1972, levels,”! to service stations, Hinman's office will make it clear that the operator of the station should consider sharing his emergency allotment with other local stations. the sales of taxable items. in various stores could range from 15 percent to 40 percent of total store sales. •it would be easy to under report the amount of sales subject to tax by as much as 25 percent without fear of detection." Easter said. Mezvinsky said, “In tomatically allocated, for the most part, and were enacted by congress only after over-riding the President’s opposition." For all of the other programs He said his eight stores an-to improve the plight of de- nually collect some $600,000 in p r i v e d or underprivileged sales tax for the state and “in a Americans, particularly health business the size of ours, as There was a bright spot Hmman’s report, however. in duced allocations from producers were bound to mean that Other Cuts Possible Public On Hearing Friday Turkey River Plan The best course for service stations, he said, is to budget their February allocation so it Hinman raid the Iowa distrib- will last through the month. ‘‘If an operator truly wants to serve the public and budget his: fuel,” the civil defense official, said, “he can limit the amount of gasoline he dispenses each day, and can limit each sale.” programs, the Nixon prescribes hold-the-line cine, Jensen said. budget mcdi- Spring Enrollment at Iowa U. Is 19,268 much as $30,000 to $40,000 an-; nually could be retained from sales tax collections and added to profit.  provide free tax coun- recent    sejjng services for elderly tax- years, congress had in many payers Ust year abou( 2 5(KI ways been    responsive    to    the    lax    vojuntecrs trained by the IRS relief needs    of    the    elderly    He-    assjs(cd more (hun 100,000 elder- cognizing that far too many |y taxpavers throughout the na-older Americans must face the |jon battle of inflation with fixed and Mczvjnsky sajd the program low incomes, efforts have keen has pnven aucceslfu|. . ThP bi|| made to ease the tax bite into cm introducing today proposes to build on this base to insure that tax relief measures enacted by congress can be more effectively used by older taxpayers. | None of the tax relief measures enacted by congress are of any value to the elderly unless they are put to use.” their incomes.” About 9 million senior citizens will file tax returns this year and Mezvinsky said it is estimated that nearly half of these taxpayers will not take advantage of all of the special elderly tax provisions. IOWA CITY — Spring semester enrollment totals 19,268 students in residence at the University of Iowa, Dean of Admissions and Records W. A Cox reports. More than half the students — 10,632 — are enrolled in the undergraduate college of liberal WASHINGTON, D C. — Rep. j arts. The graduate college has enrollment, Subpoena Power Is for ‘Good of All’—Culver WEST UNION — A public main channel of the Turkey riv*    ily to determine the species and meeting is being scheduled for er from above the dam at El-    their relative abundances, “us- 8 p.m. Friday in the courtroom kader be stocked with small    able" sportfish habitat that is on the third floor of the Fayette. mouth bass and channel catfish,    presently available on the Tor-    John C Culver    Wednesday    the    next largest county courthouse in West Up- that closed seasons and size    key, and to qualify the present    voted to give the    house judici-    4,445    students. ion, at which time the results of limit be re-established, and that, sportfishery by applying creel ary committee unlimited sub- Other spring semester enroll-a survey made by representa-    the locks at Elkader be opened    census techniques to measure    poena powers in its inquiry into    ment statistics are Business tives of the Iowa conservation    daily at a set time to permit all    and evaluate the related im-    impeachment of President    administration, 931; dentistry, commission of tile Turkey river    types of fish to pass up the    portance of the Turkey river as    Nixon. The measure won 410 to    305; engineering, 385; law, 576; last August will be revealed. i river from the Mississippi a sporttishery    4.    medicine. 1.081; nursing. 555, The session will include a film    Survey Habitat    Al    Loterbour,    science    instruc-    The    Cedar    Rapids    Democrat    and pharmacy, 358. on life history of small mouth After a scrjes 0/ meetings the tor at North High school, and a pointed out the authority grant- The statistics show 11,600 men bass,    a    presentation of    the    sur-    comjnission agreed to conduct a    dedicated sportsman, last No-    cd the committee is in line with    and 7,668 women    enrolled at the vey    findings    together    with    rec-    survey August, or when wa-member made a survey of four    the constitutional mechanism to    U. of I. this semester, including! ommendations, and a question Lfir additions permitted, select*    sites within five miles of Eldor-    resolve such an issue.    1,514    veterans and answer period. Gary Acker- jng 8j(es between Fort At-    ado, and compiled a report at-    “This is for the    good of all,' a «w!!!!!i!2 kin-son anf* highway 150. some- testing to the excellent quality including the President." Culver 30 YEARS AGD — Hitler was w^ere bejow Eigm and some-    of the water for stocking of fish,    said. “It shows the constitu-    reported to have refused to re- whcre below the Elkader dam,    citing amounts of various ele-    tional system is working."    ceive the commander of IO Nazi results of which discussion will    ments awl bacterial count    - divisions trapped    in the Ukraine center upon at the meeting here    found. Copies of the report are    Think small, use a Classified    when the latter    flew from the Friday night    available from Mr. Loterbour.    Ad for big results. Place your    front to request    permission to Tile survey was made primar- Halvorson said.    ad today!    surrender. Fisheries manager, is expected to be on hand to conduct the meeting. Stanton Halvorson, West Union. who was instrumental in bringing the project to the attention of the conservation commission, urged everyone interested in the future recreational value and ecology of the area along the Turkey river to attend the gathering. Run-Off I .and Halvorson, who has served as chairman of the Turkey River Interest Group, pointed out that the run off of land into named f ?reams and eventually into the Turkey river in northeast Iowa comes from 3,117 65 square miles, starting in the vicinity of Cresco and going down stream to Elkader “There should be a lot of sportsmen in the area in terested in the outcome of our efforts, and they should be at the meeting Friday night * Halvorson and other members of the group who have been disappointed with fishing results rn th*' Turkey in recent years, first aired their feelings la.*-’ spring by circulating petitions in northeast Iowa, resulting in a total of 6,800 signers, a list of which was placed bitore Gov Robert Ray, members of the state conservation commission, and the joint senate and house appropriations committee at a meeting arranged by Ser. 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