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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Tax cirf s to open in WASHINGTONUP Here are questions and answers on consumer angles of the new excise tax reduction bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Johnsons signature Q How will consumers benefit from the excise tax reduction A By billion of tax savings a stimu lus to prolong the business expansion and quite probably a small drop in the cost of living Q How much stimulus to jobs and produc tion is foreseen A Economists say the savings when spent and respentwill generate about bild lion worth of new national output That is about V onethird as much as the massive 1964 income C taxcut provided Q What will happen to living costs A A decline of of 1 per cent in the ij July consumer price index is possible and then a smaller drop in January when the second stage r of cuts takes effect Q Why Why not certain A Because price rises for other products H may cancel out the savings And because some H firms may not pass on all the tax savings to consumers in the form of price reductions Q Arent price reductions automatic r A No Manufacturers and sellers are not s legally bound to pass on the savings If some decide instead to pocket them for extra profit the economic benefits will be lessened Q What can consumers expect then A Most manufacturers including the gest will cutprices Some already have Many retailers haveannounced in the case of the 10 per cent retail taxes being abolished mediately on furs jewelry luggage handbags t toiletries and cosmetics that the tax would simply be scratched off the price tag Q How soon will retail prices reflect the repeal of the other group of excises those lf levied on manufacturers such as the 10 per cent tax on freezers and garbage disposers A At once in most cases All major makers of radio and television sets and phono graphs for instance already have posted new suggested retail prices Most of these are 6 to 8 per cent lower Q Why not 10 percent lower A Because the 10 per cent excise tax is on Lhe factory cost before distribution and sales expends mid dealers markups are added Q What manufacturers excises are ing eliminated immediately I A Besides radio and television sets and phonographs he list includes refrigerators freezers records electric and gas appliances sporting goods cameras film photographic I room air conditioners business chines musical fountain and ball point pens mechanical pencils lighters matches p and plaving cards Most were taxed at cent a few at 5 I Q What about automobiles A7 The 10 per cent tax ohnew cars is rluced to 7 per cent retroactive to May 15 It j will drop to 6 per cent next Jan 1 to 4 per cent j on Jan 1 1967 to 2 per cent a year later and Lo 1 per cent on Jan 1 1969 I Q How much will I benefit in buying a new car A The manufacturers are reducing prices by the full amount of the tax cuts The first step cut 3 per cent of the factory price retro active to May 15 represents an average sav mr to the buyer of to a car By Jan 1 lOfP when the tax drops to a permanent 1 per cent the overall saving will be about il Q Will automobile dealers pass the cuts along to consumers as the factories reduce prices A The full cuts will be reflected on the recommended retail price sticker on the car window However a dealer could shave down your saving by giving you less on your tradein Q I have bought a new car since May 15 how do I get the benefit of the retroactivity clause for passenger cars A If your dealer hasnt already proceeded to get you the 3 per cent refund ask him for it Q Will the dealer pay me or will the manufacturer A Either one can do so under the law The present plan however is that automanur facturers will send refunds direct to the buy t ers after dealers have notified them of sales made since May 15 To get his own tax reI imbursement from the government the facturer must show evidence that the refund has been made to the customer Q When all stages of the tax repeals are finished will some excises remain A Yes Some important ones are not fected those on liquor beer cigarettes and f cigars those whose revenues are earmarked for special uses including gasoline trucks tires 1 and air travel and a few more including fishM ing tackle and gambling devices Flood damage on rise in Colorado WASHINGTON AP retary of State Dean Rusk j re ported to the Cabinet Friday that some potential paths to peace in Viet Nam remain open but that Hanoi and Pekingdo not appear interested in peace at this time We do not see at the present time active interest on the part ofHanoi or Peking to bring this matter to a peaceful conclu sion Rusk said He spoke to newsmen after a session of more than an hour with President Johnson and the Cabinet reviewing the interna tional situation and ways of seeking a Viet Nam solution Rusk also said that he be lieved Fridays raids on suspect ed Viet Cong positions by Guambased B52 bombers were worth the effort He said the matter was briefly touched on during the Cabinet session Rusk noted that ground troops were now examining the out cdme of the bombing Rusk declined comment on whether B52s wouldbe used to bomb Communist North Viet Nam which so far has teen hit only by much smaller US and South Vietnamese places attack ing specific targets like bridges and railroads Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara also reported to the cabinet session which John son had announced Thursday as a special meeting to consider peace possibilities However Rusk did all the talking for the group when it wound up its meeting Johnson told 93minute news conference Thursday that he welcomed this initiative We are very happy they have made this suggestion he said We have talked to them communicated with them about it and they will have our full cooperation But Johnson volunteered at another point that someone who contacted top officials of Com munist North Viet Nam inbe half of the United States report ed as recently as June 7 they are not now interested in any negotiations of any kind John son said he got a similar report from the same source not iden tified on Feb 15 The President who did not go into detail on the peace ideas placed on the Cabinet agenda made it clear in response to a question that he does not favor negotiation with the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas in South Viet Nam He said they repre sent no government Asked if he was thinking about asking Congress for a broader mandate to prosecute the Viet Nam war Johnson said has ample power as com mander in chief and that a reso lution Congress passed last Au gust authorized all necessary measures In one of the opening state ments at the presidential talk fest his longest news confer ence to date Johnson con demned recent violations pf the ceasefire agreement in the Do minican Republic He said unprovoked attack on American and Brazilian troops there appear to have been premeditated The newspaper that makes a 11 N o r t h I o w a n s neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE IB W5 10c a Paper Consists of Two One Associated Press Full Wires No Ill Remap to UScourt Mighty rocket is success Maiden flight for Titan 3C CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP triplebarreled Titan 3C the mightiest rocket ever fired a resounding success on its maiden test flight Friday and gave the United States a great boost toward developing a military space capability Thehuge rocket drilled into orbit 115 miles high a 21000 pound dummy satellite that could be the forerunner of manned and unmanned military machines which would patrol and perhaps control outer space The satellite was the biggest true payload ever put into The Titan three rockets lined up single file thundered away from its launching pad at 9 am CDT on 265 million pounds of thrust generated by two solid fuel boosters A combination of weather and technical troubles blocked an effort to put it up Thursday Hooked between the two 85 foottall solidfuel boosters was a threestage liquidfuel Titan A rocket This 127foottall seg ment was designed to ignite 24 miles up and provide 474000 pounds of highaltitude thrust to push the satellite into orbit The launch was the loudest and one of the most spectacu lar ever witnessed here Two minutes later the flight control center reported the solid boosters had cut off as planned and jettisoned and the first stage of the central cylinder had ignited The Titan 3C was heavily in strumented to provide data on the first firing of the combina tion Of special interest were how precisely in unison the two solid rockets burned the vibra tion they created their separa tion and the ignition of the cen ter rocket The Air Force hopes to devel op the Titan 3C as a work horse quick reaction booster for a series of manned and un manned military payloads The major project is a manned orbiting laboratory a space station that would keep astronauts in orbit a month or more to determine if man can effectively perform military MOST POWERFUL ROCKET CLIMBS TO SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT Warns of business loss in deterioration of downtown Ruling Not case for state Polk judge takes action DES MOINES UP A suit challenging the tempo rary apportionment of the Iowa Legislature on grounds that it does not al low subdistricting pf coun ties was in effect dismissed by Polk County Districl Court Judge Harry Perkins Friday Judge Perkins upheld the con tention of Iowa Solicitor General Timothy McCarthy that the state should not take jurisdiction in the case while the same subject matter is before the US Dis trict Court The temporary reapportion ment plan approved by the 1965 legislature does not provide for subdistricting any county that elects more than one senator or representative Des Moines Attorney David Belin filed suit May 10 on behalf of Mrs David Kruidenier of Des Moines and several other Iowa residents asking that a special session of the legislature be or dered by next Oct 1 to change the state constitutional provi sion that prohibits dividing the counties in establishing legisla tive districts Belin said he did not know whether his client will appeal Judge Perkins ruling to the Iowa Supreme Court My clients have not yet reached a decision he said If they dont obviously the federal court will retain juris diction A threejudge Federal Court panel which ordered a special session of the legislature last year to draft a new apportion ment plan did not throw out the constitutional prohibition on di viding counties It again refused to interfere with that section of the Consti CHINA OKINAWA fOUMOSA joo MIU Hong Kong GUAM GUAM Photofax STRIKE ROUTE Map shows route of a fleet of B52s of the US Strategic Air Command from Guam which raided jungle hideout in South Viet Nam where Viet Cong was reported massing for a sneak attack Plight from Guam covered about 2200 miles B52 bomb run not impressive SAIGON South Viet Nam UP Scores of US planes including 27 B52 heavy bombers making their debut in tons of bombs napalm and rockets into three square miles of Viet Cong jungle Friday Ground troops that searched the area found no enemy casualties from the big air attack military spokesmen said Two of the giant eightengine bombers were lost in a collision over the South China Sea An amphibious rescue plane made a perilous landing in 12foot seas to DENVER AP Floodswol len rivers and creeks spread wider damage Friday in Colora do hit by the worst scries of June storms in years At least five deaths have been attributed to storm conditions Two persons drowned includ ing a 13yearold girl trying to cross a swollen creek near Loveland Thursday One man was killed in a plane crash and two men died of heart attacks working around their flood threatened homes A 15foot flood crest on the Fountain River struck Pueblo Colorados second largest city Thursday night and scores ol persons left their homes near the river All telephone wires into Pucb lo were down and it was impos sible lo learn what conditions were Friday in the steel city Dams have burst and mimer ous bridges in the state have out One dam was near Agate about 65 miles east of Denver and as a result US Highway 40 was closed by the state patrol Meanwhile the metropolitan area of Denver continued to dig out of the mess left by the South Platte River Representatives of federal and state agencies planned to meel in Denver to discuss flood re lief action for the city and oth er areasof the state Presidenl Johnson said the federal gov ernment would offer every re source at its command to the stricken areas The Red Cross disaster team gave a tragic boxscore of esti mated flood damage 1350 families suffered loss 30 homes destroyed 175 homes received major damage 480 homes re ceived minor damage 89 Jiouse trailers destroyed 179 trail ers damaged 62 small business tasks in space The astronauts would try to determine whether they or auto matic satellites can better per form such duties as reconnais sance navigation surveillance of ocean traffic communica tions and inspection and per haps destruction of enemy sat ellites Two unmanned laboratories are scheduled for launching aboard Titan 3C rockets late next year If no hitches develop an Air Force spokesman said the first manned lab with two There is little time to waste in undertaking a general downtown mprovement plan city officials were warned Thursday evening The warning came from Gordon Wagner ofBartonAschman As sociates Chicago in a report on the city plan being prepared for Mason City While there are pockets of improvement in the downtown area such as drivein banking facilities and the shoppers lane complex there is no overal image to the shopper that Ma son City is on the move in the I downtown area Wagner stated blunlly Unless there is an Integrated concentrated effort Mason City will lose shoppers to more at tractive cities he warned Chamber of Commerce board of directors and other interested parties The program outlined in the general downtown plan repre sents the most substantial com munity effort in the entire pro posed comprehensive plan Wagner stressed in his closing remarks Its costs will be great yet the costs of continued inactivity or accumulated limited solutions cs da31 aged astronauts could be sent aloft in late 1967 or 1968 North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair Friday night warmer lews around 50 Sat urday partly cloudy and warmer with light southerly winds Mgh n upper 70s Inside The Globe He pointed out that this is not a question of money to create an overall image of im provement but a question of imagination and leadership Some 50 persons were gather ed at the Public Library to hear Wagner present final recom mendations on the downtown facilities plan The group mclud ed members of the City Council Advisory Committee PONY publication is staffed by women Page 13 Editorials Mascn City news a Latest markets Clear take news 1 TV section 1M Society news 13 Comics 14 Picture page IS Classified pages 1417 North hwa news II ill be greater he said The oal should be to transmit to cu ext generation a greater bct er and more beautiful down own than was inherited by the iresent generation He prefaced these remarks by aying The time is too short and the task is too great to ilace the full burden of improv ng the downtown on the govern ment alone the property owners alone or the merchants alone All have a responsibility in revitaiization which if not ex erciscd will exasperate dedi cated patrons and businessmen alike and begin the chain re action of indifference that leads to downtown disintegration Wagner presented a stepby JUDGE PERKINS Remap ruling step guide for concerted public and private efforts to revitalize the downtown area He said that the exact order need not be fol tution early this year when it ruled the temporary apportion ment adopted by the 1964 spec ial session would have to be changed to reflect the states population distribution more closely The suit contended subdistrict ing was necessary to comply with the oneman onevote principle laid down a year ago by the US Supreme Court It asked that if the legisla ture fails to provide for sub districting in its temporary portionment plan that a corn rescue four siuvivors and picked up the body of a fifth flier an Air Force spokesman in Manila re ported Seven other airmen were missing and the rescue plane was tossing on the stormy sea unable to take off because of a damaged propeller The sur vivors were transferred to a passing freighter but the planes crewmen stayed aboard to await a Navy ship Vietnamese ground units clashed briefly with an estimat ed 20 Viet Cong in the bombed area killing one guerrilla and wounding 10 others The troops also reportedly destroyed about 6000 pounds of rice but no oth er major results were reported The object of the mission was to catch a large concentration of Viet Cong believed to be in the jungle Some reports said it was believed accompanied by Chinese Communist advisers Two other Americans were killed and a third was wounded Friday in the Da Nang area a US military spokesman report ed He said one of the dead and the wounded man were victims of a US Marine artillery round that fell short The spokesman did not know the circumstances of the other death The B52 of the Strategic Air Command flew 2200 miles from Guam to make their first air strike in any combat They rained high explosive 1000 pound and 750pound bombs on Photofax HOW BOMBS FELL A US Air Fprce B52 intercon tinental bomber dumps a load of bombs on a Viet Cong con centration in Binh Duong Province South Viet Nam lowed since some items bear equal importance Top priority in his recom mended action program was given to securing concurrence on the BartonAschman down DOWNTOWN Please to Page 2 the D zone jungle a Viet Cong stronghold where the plete new legislature be elected atlarge next year or that the Polk County District Court itself subdivide Polk County Polk County now has 11 rep resentatives and three senators Under the temporary plan ap proved by the legislature May 26 it would have 11 representa tives and flye senators Communists were reported massing for a sneak attack After the B52s a squadron of B57 twinjet fighterbombers plastered the area with explo sives fire bombs rockets and cannon shells The Air Force declined to evaluate results of the raid until after a careful ground check Three 60man units of Vietnam ese troops and about a dozen US advisers were sent in to and an estimated platoon of guerrillas opened fire on one of the units Helicopter fire helped drive off the Red attackers The ground troops were pulled out of the area after several hours They brought three worn en and four children with them but reportedly found no bodies Informants at Bien Hoa Air Base 15 miles north of Saigon said the B52s had missed part of the designated target area The Americans returning VIET NAM Please Turn to 2 V ;