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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1964, Mason City, Iowa I JACK DONOVAN DBS KOINES AP iTh League of Iowa Municipalities presented Wednesday a broad legislative program it will take before a reapportiooed legisla ture next year It is the most comprehen sive and significant legislative stand the league has ever taken said Pearle P DeHart mayor of Ames and league president With a grant of more home rule by the 1963 legislature Io was cities and towns have a greater responsibility than ever its two million citizens added Park Rinard league executive secretary bid for more We are getting into the state tax issue which we have not donebefore traditionally Ria ard said The league will seek repeal of the tax levy limits on the seven municipal functional f u n d s which total 53 mills but favors retention of the 30mill overall limit v The league made up of 825 cities and towns said it also favored The repeal of the monies and credits tax and the household property if local units of government receive an amount of money from the state equal to the amount they now receive from these taxes The abolition of the property tax exemption of revenuepro dueing properties of nonprofit Increased stateaid for schools if this is provided in a manner which will substantially relieve the pressure on taxes on urban property as well as rural prop erty v The league statement said we want to reemphasize the interdependence of rural and urban Iowa If urban Iowa can effectively serve the entire pop ulation through vigorous indus trial and commercial develop ment and good city government it will generate better living for our rural neighbors as well And home likewise the better the position of Iowa agriculture the more urban Iowa will prosper Cities and towns are facing increased demands for munici pal services and higher school costs while having limited tax ing powers the league said thus they have been forced into doityourself pro grams of raising money locally from nontax sources it added Today the property tax pro duces less than onehalf of the money needed for municipal government and municipal debt has increased from million to million in the last dec ade the league said We believe then longrange financial needs of cities and towns have not been taken into account sufficiently in the dis cussions of property tax relief increased state taxes and more school aid which have domi nated recent legislative ses sions The league said it is against imposing additional costs on cities and townswithout provid ing some means other than property taxes to pay them A onecent boost in thegaso line tax and increased motor vehicle taxes were advocated as means of providing funds for streets and roads and to re lieve the property tax levies for this purpose Legislation eliminating the re quirement that no more than 25 per cent of themoney available for primary highways can xbe spent on extensions of primary highways in cities and towns also was proposed Other proposals advanced by the league would Provide uniform statewide be ginning and ending dates for daylight saving time Permit municipal zoning wilh in one mile of the city if the county does not have zoning Authorize county regulation of junk yards outside city limits Repeal the 1963 law reducing the maximum number of hours for firemen to 56 a week We believe that this is an adminis trative area that should be con trolled locally not by the State Legislature the league said Amend the state conflict of interest law so that persons can serve as municipal officers and stitl do business with the town if they do not participate in the approval of the particu lar contract of purchase in volved Clarifylhe doctrine of govern mental immunity in fairness to persons who have a claim and to taxpayers in general Permit towns to have a spe cial census taken by an impar tial agency and use this popu lation figure in determining the allocations of road use tax money and profits to the Give state and locaV units government broad authority enter into agreements and coo tracts to provide joint facilities and services The 1963 home rule legislation has been declared tional by the Greene County District Court The decision is i being appealed to the Iowa Su preme Court The league said the rule concept needs to be im plemented by a systematic re duction and consolidation of the some 250 pages of state law re lating to city and town affairs The hews pa per that makes all North to wans neighbors Home Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA M 1H4 tide Piper CoiulsU ot Four Associated Prei Full Wirei No 224 Property tax limits adequate1 128 cities were studied DBS MOINES is no reason to increase Iowas city property tax limits at the present time the Iowa Taxpay ers Association said in a report to members Wednesday The organization said its con clusion was based on a study of property tax levies in 128 Iowa cities showing that 1 Few cities are at or near the limit of their taxing ability 2 The normal growth in the property tax base of the cities resulting from new construction gives them a significant amount of additional property tax rev enue each year without a tax rate increase No game of bluff says LBJ back in Iowa AP Photolax 3 StateTax Commission policy that wilL result in all pro perty being assessed at 27 per cent of market value will in crease the tax base in 1965 for the average city government by more than 10 percent t 4 Cities in actual practice have a considerable amount of leeway and flexibility to spend their money as they see fit not withstanding the fact that the state does prescribe certain ru dimentary budgeting and ac counting procedures Only two cities Albia and Sac up to the overall limit of 30 mills and only five cities levy above 29 mills the study showed The Taxpayers Association said about one hall of the states cities still have six mills to go before reaching the 30 mill limit report pointed out that the property tax base in cities will increase more than 10 per cent on the average because o reassessment of property This will give the cities as much ad ditional taxing leeway nex year without increasing th limits as could be obtained by increasing the limit now from 30 mills to 33 mills the associa YOUNG YAKKER This radio stuff is says 8yearold Wayne Priest of Bastrop La who has been employed as parttime announcer by radio station KVOB He has a years written contract at a salary of per week Station Manager Bart Rainey says the Louisiana lad is probably the young est radio announcer in the world Agreement marks Cerro Gordo GOP EDITORS another in NOTE ThU tt Under the plan Cerro Gordo LOG ANGELES Calif AP President Johnson who claims he is wrapping election ssues around Barry Gold waters neck said Wednesday he will not play the war game of bluffand bluster Johnson bore down on ques tions and peace in a speech delivered at an outdoor audience at Albuquerque NM start of a daylong tour through the West that actually was aimed primarily at voters in Southern California The Presidents strongest language was prepared for the New Mexico crowd He said The stakes in the election are success and survi val The issues are recklessness or responsibility Going on to stress issues a series of arti cles in which candidates for state legislative office from North Iowa express their views on several topics which could receive attention in the next session of the Iowa legis lature By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director As could be expected Cerro Gordo Countys two Republican candidates for h e Iowa House of Rep1 resentatives Howard Benn Hubert is main county will have two represent atives in the legislature next session thus both political parties have two candidates Bcnn and Saug also are in general agreement on the ques tion of state aid to education Both advocate an increase in this aid and Sang tion said In addition the association said the normal growth in the tax base from new construction each year is now running about four per cent or two and a half per cent more than the popula tion growth Major Iowa cities and their current tax levies include Algona 23099 Ames 23231 Atlantic 25212 Boone 23029 Burlington 23119 Carroll 16831 Cedar Falls 23908 Cedar Rap ids 25802 Centerville 25506 Charles City 17108 Cherokee 17830 Clinton 21502 Council Bluffs 23535 Creston 26260 Harlan j both of Mason are in general agreement issues to faced by on be the Focus North Iowa Benn points out that it is the responsibility of the state to meef a greater share of the cost of education than it now meets He points out that a proportionate sharing plan has merit and can be to coming legis lature For exam ple both Saug and Benn favor the elimination of the monies any amount of money that can be made available I am sure Benn continues that by consideration of a real stic tax base the available sur plus funds and the economic rowth of the state we can come up with a sum of money which will represent a step for ward in state aid to education Saug says that any stateaid to education must be locally controled He also advocates a gradual increase in aid to which he says find him and Goldwater far apart Johnson concluded in his stiffest Ian guage We cannot and we wit not play the war game of Muff and bluster That risk is too great Before swinging into the West Johnson made a quickie toiir of the Northeast Tuesday night In Pittsburghs ultramodern Civic Auditorium he delivered one of the most surprising speeches of his campaign Ticking off a series of major jolicy questions including the GOLDWATER GREETS IOWA WELLWISH ERS Sen Barry Goldwater greeted a crowd esti mated at 10000 at Cedar Rapids airport Wednesday Goldwater held up the motorcade to downtown Cedar Rapids by repeatedly going back to the airpbrtfence to shake hands with the crowd One enthusiastic woman at right said Ive voted Republican ever since sufferage was passed 9 killed in air civil rights law Johnson said with direct reference to Gold water These are all issues in this campaign and we are wrapping them right around his neck The President later speaking off the cuff cited a newspaper advertisement repudiated by Goldwater which he said Davenport 28555 Denison 20 222 DCS Moines 29733 Du buque 28597 Estherville 17527 Fairfield 19164 Fort Dodge 26 and credit tax and the per sonal property tax Bcnn goes a step further however and also advocates the elimination of the tax on livestock breed ing stock This is the first time in his ory that Cerro Gordo County will vote for two House mem bers This was brought about 90S Fort Madison 25575 Grin ncll 26694 India nola 16999 lo wa City 25887 Iowa Falls 27 815 Kcokuk 24749 Knoxville 24419 Le Mars 27033 Marshall town 26774 Mason City 22932 Muscatinc 26567 Nevada 27581 Newton 25637 Oelwein 25762 Oskaloosa 18543 Ottumwa 24 355 Perry 25458 Shenandoah 25634 Sioux City 26363 Spen ccr 16615 Storm Lake 26452 Urbandale 16877 Washincton 19856 22305 Waver ly 18077 Webster City 15611 West Burlington 24847 Wes DCS Moines 23644 Windso Heights 11058 STERILIZATION PONDERD BERLIN Germanys federal court of appeals has sug gested that Parliament look into the matter of sterilization and come up with an adequate law V the passage of the lempo ary reapportionment plan by tie special legislative session keep pace with the expanding economy of the state This he out would not necessitate the increasing of taxes and would relieve the ncreasing load on property taxes Benn agrees that the property tax has been long overwork FOCUS shower of blazing Continued on 7 4 claims that his administration seeks laws that would make Negroes happy jobwise and white people glum I want to meet that one head on he said That is pure dirty racism nd propaganda that is being lassed around There is not any ill that Congress ever passed lat takes any job away from nybody Johnson said some people put out a lot of words to try to mear and fear and scare peo Ie who arc working by saying hat some other man is going to get his job To offer bonuses if Goldwater is winner YAKIMA Wash Pa cific Northwest firms have de cided to support Sen Barry Goldwaters presidential cam paign by offering bonuses to their employes They plan to offer their employes a month ay bonus if Goldwater i lected North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and coole Wednesday night a lift warmer Thursday Hig Thvceday around 2 Weather on Page 2 EL CENTRO Calif AP A jet bomber skimmed loy over a crowded reviewing and then faltered hit a power pole and smashed in flaming pieces across the center of a Navy base killing nine men Among those who died were the three crewmen of the A3D twinjet bomber The other six victims were men in buildings near the run way of the El Centro Naval Air Facility where the plane crashed Tuesday during a para chuting demonstration heat with their hair on fire said a witness Their children were screaming The crowded main exchange comprising a drugstore su permarket and snack bar was hit by the plunging fuse lage A wing smashed into the sta tions administration A mass of flaming RAPIDS Barry Gpldwater said Wednes day President Johnson naped the Democratic party or eventual delivery to Social sts wnen he chose Sen Hubert H Humphrey as his running mate The Republican Vnominee for the White House hammered away at hischargVthatJohnson is hungry for power and ac cused the President of trying to frighten people into voting for him Goldwater arrived i af Cedar Rapids airport at 1051 am for a visit Theseriator arid hiswife were greeted on the runway byIowa Sen and Mrs B6urke B Hick enlpoper Both GoldwateOancl his wife kissed Mrs Hickenloop er on the cheek It was Goldwaters fourth campaign swing into Iowa and I come here again Ill have to pay taxes Mrs Goldwater was presented with a bouquet c of red roses and her husband shook hands with a small group of the runway before car which took him downtovm for a street corner I charge the Arizonasena and killed James Wall 27 of is Long Beach a by lust forpow in high of punishment and by Flames destroy barn ay night Thirtyfive persons were in jured six critically The 70000pound jet came apart in the air after one wing snagged the power line The wreckage scattered 400 yards across Fire Wednesday afternoon lev eled a barn and silo at a farm a mile north of the Hearts De sire Motel on Highway 65 north The cause was not determined immediately Damage was estimated at 000 by the owner of the farm Gus Holland Routs 1 Hollanc aid there was only straw and lay in the barn Mrs Gene Wander who live n the house at the farm sai buildings and parking lots set ting two major fires smashing ildings selling autos afire Women and children serv emens dependents were mong the victims Women were running across IB street through the burning efforts on saving adjacent sheds Sparks from the fire sel ire to corn stalks in the field south as far as onehalf mile away Mason City firemen receivec the call for the fire at pm Plymouth firemen brought men and a tank truck to help figb the field fires A sailor painting chairs in a crvice building hit by the P1PJdefense and attack in as bounced off the ceili icn flung out through a hole in wall The building burst into ames He ran to aid his riehds trapped inside and was ana urled back by a blast and in Johnson he said has failed to arouse real grass roots sup showed for his icr son Allen 4 ran into the louse saying there was smoke in the barn She said she saw smoke and immediately called the Mason City fire department When she returned the barn was in flames Firemen concentrated their 1 On the inside Society MO Edttorials Comics Latest Markets 1 Mason City News 14 Sports 17 Clear Lake News 22 North Iowa News It kicked off aw day jet the fuel uretj Blazing much the quartermile of Goldwater declared RepubB mpact area cans have that kind support One engine smashed all the and said the backing of small way through the chapel and of which was empty burst small he other side and smashed cars demonstrate n a parking lot beyond The senator said of Johnson v close to contributors looking beyond it to see t in the base a major parachute testing and development came to an end as successor the Democratic party Hogs cant drink it Wanted wafer evcntual delivery to cans for most effective radical socialist organization in the he struck oil By DAN MCNULTY 111 AP All Gerald Lyons wanted was water for his pigs Instead of water the welldrilling company he hired struck oil The discovery has generated a storm of excitement in this rural area of northcentral Illi nois but Lyons still has water on his mind Im a hog farmer in need of water he says But he plans to do something the oil after her finishes fall plowing this weekend Im going to talk to some oil promoters he said Wednesday in an interview Lyons 37 who lives on an 80 acre farm with his wife and three children was harvesting beans when he was informed that the drillers had struck a mixture of oil and water at 117 feet I just kept working he said Another shaft was drilled with the same results at 147 cel The drillers pumped the first well for five days hoping the oil would disappear Instead it got thicker A geologist from the Universi ty of Illinois who analyzed the crude oil said he was surprised at its high grade and the fact that it was found at such shal low depths Lyons said he doesnt know how much oil is under bis land or what its worth But arent you anxious to findfout he was asked tell me its been there for a billion years and its not going to go away he replied Goldwater had away at Humphrey all week Every time I think of the i small possibility that the President might be reelected I shake he said in London Ky Tuiev Continued an 2 SAMI DATClWPt ;