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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Sioux Center news wednesday August 17,1977 Page. Guest editorials social Security and Carter the Carter administration s proposals for bailing out our troubled social Security program Are somewhat disappointing. To quote the cliche they Are a band Aid approach when what is needed is major surgery. Two of the proposals would put the Burden on the business person again. One would eliminate Over a period of four years the ceiling on wages which Are taxable for social Security purposes. The current level is $16,500, but if the administration proposal goes through the employer must pay social Security taxes on the full amount of his employees wages by 1981. The administration also proposes increasing the payroll tax rate levied on self employed person from 7 to 7.5 percent. Unfortunately the Carter plan does nothing about the Long standing inequities of the social Security system. As it now stands persons who contribute Don t necessarily receive benefits persons who Don t contribute May receive benefits. Some Are docked for working after retirement while others having a greater income receive the full Benefit. It simply does t make sense. Recently during testimony before the Senate subcommittee which is discussing Carter s proposals an original idea was presented one which would Correct Many of the inequities described above. The idea came from the National federation of Independent business Niban organization which represents some 515,000 Small business firms across the Bountry. Nib research director William j. Dennis jr., described it. The Nib proposal would Divide the current old age and survivors insurance Oasis program into two parts. Part a would resemble the existing insurance program but with some conceptual changes. Under part a each individual would receive As a Benefit his or her accumulated employee employer contribution plus interest. Since the part a Benefit May not be enough for some individuals or families to exist at reasonable standards there would also be a part a patterned after the existing supplemental Security income ssi program. Part b beneficiaries would receive two checks their part a entitlement based on employment contributions and their part b. Benefit based on family need. Since part b benefits would be social subsidies and not earned entitlements they would be financed from the general revenues subject to annual appropriations. This proposal makes sense for several reasons. For one thing it separates earned entitlements from social subsidies which makes the system More manageable. For another since part b benefits would come from the general revenues the proposal forces everyone to pay a fair share of subsidies for the Low income elderly. Under the present system approximately two million Federal government employees and three million state and local government employees pay virtually nothing towards these subsidies. The proposal would also eliminate Many of the inequities described earlier since All individuals would receive their employer employee contributions plus interest regardless of income sex or work status. The purpose of congressional committee hearings is to give the Public at Large the Opportunity to discuss administration proposals or to suggest an original approach which May work better. We think Nolb s proposal is this kind of original approach and we Hope Congress pays some attention to it. National federation of Independent business Iowa farm land value up x c the average value of Iowa Farmland has gone up 35% during the past year according to the economic research service of the shows average value per acre of Iowa Farmland at $1,288 compared to a year ago of $911. These Are february 1 figures. In 1972 it�was$414. Gin five years Iowa s land value has More than tripled. This is because of demands for grains and oilseed in the Corn Belt states. Values since 1972 in Corn Belt states have increased an average of 176%. Iowa is one of Only 11 states that now average land values pee race of at least 51,000-seven Are in the Northeast sector of the . And in addition to l a in the in Elt there is Illinois Indiana and Ohio,.-., Kiowa s farm real was estimate do at $41.9 billion in february. Average real a irate value be Gjerp Tang farm in Iowa in february was estimated at $320,600 compared t$s234,300 in 1976, $100,700 in 1972. Nationally the average real estate value per operating farm this year was $180,300. J rentals showed that Gross Cash rent per acre for farms averaged $79, compared to $69.40 in 1976 and $53 in 1974. Iowa cropland rented for Cash the Gross rent figure averaged out $90 per acre in 1977 compared to $77.70 in 1976 and $57 in 1974. Iowa pasture rented for Cash averaged out $34.20 per acre compared to $30.60 in 1976 and $23.50 in 1974 says the us a. I that s a change upward in values and fast a Ocheyedan press letters to the editor bombs and tanks will kill in years gone by a town was born conceived by work and Grace. Her sons and daughters grew in years and Laid the ground for Faith i be heard the tales and stories old of How the years event by and peace and Joy became he name. Thro Ugri tears and broken times. Now have i grown to be her son and wonder at what i see As men of Green come rolling in with tanks and bombs and guns i Only Hope my son will know that though our words Are Nice those guns and bombs and tanks will kill i s heart and mind and will. And Only leave an empty Shell for time to slowly fade. Perhaps we can for Man s own Good reverse our ways again Mark Schutt la reply. A dear Mark i i read your poem which we will publish. You should know that whether the news agrees or not with an editorial viewpoint or an opinion we respect that opinion or commentary because this is the United states and we Arend cherished to me i should like to say i do not agree with your  assessment of the , by list you term As taking away tradition s from 1 i Here. " 1 \ " a a " " a of the first Many of your friends and neighbors have worked very hard to develop a local guard in this county. They have done so not for mercenary reasons but because they truly believe in this and like communities the family the freedoms of worship expression and self determination. I think they know that these qualities do not exist anywhere else they also know that neither the russians or the chinese respect our beliefs As you May have evidenced from the reaction of other nations to president Jimmy Carter s concern Over human rights. The second traditions and values Are a part of this Community because of the rights granted us by the . Constitution and preserved because our fathers and grandfathers fought to maintain those things you enjoy today. You Are a student of psychology and you Are involved in the thought processes of our times. It is your Hope i ascertain to help your fellow Man to treat him respectfully and with compassion. Such qualities Are american. They Are not to be found in any Quantity once outside the Continental area. Those persons such As yourself who feel As you do and who live in a communist nation Are looked at As a threat to the doctrine outlined by the state. You Are free to think something others abroad Are silenced quieted or shuffled into an Asylum for. If they had one Choice they would be Happy to change places with you. Without a military which our country maintains through the Constitution i m afraid there would be no United states. When we no longer defend ourselves against oppressors then you and i stand Little Chance of remaining we would be the first to go. Your Friend Wayne Dominowski heard it in town. By Wayne v. Dominowski Rev. . Taylor called to Praise the Sioux Center Community Hospital. People should know How Well their Hospital is equipped and staffed he beamed. Rev. Taylor said he was absolutely amazed with the Speed of an Electrocardiogram report it took the Hospital 30 seconds to transmit the Reading to an East coast Center a Nenback. That fast exclaimed the Dort professor. We be received very Good comments concerning the news coverage of the Sioux county youth fair. The staff did an excellent Job As did All of you in the Community who kept us Alert on All the events. As in the past your keeping us informed has helped greatly. Thank you. Will be Ventu Rizig to Sioux Center to play the combined forces of kit Job the news in a Charity softball game. Dennis Durband to Martin and Don Broek Are working out the particulars. More on this later. The Lions club announced that the glaucoma Mobile will be in Sioux Center this tuesday and wednesday. They will be checking persons at the Mobile Center for glaucoma a disease of the Eye. Dave Mulder who s in charge of the program said that this will have been the 500th Stop for the Mobile unit and that the first person tested in Sioux Center will be the 75,000th. Persons interested should Contact Dave at 722-0601. The unit will be Active wednesday morning Only and All Day tuesday for bargain Hunters. The Iowa department of transportation will be Selling used vehicles and other equipment at Public auction saturday aug. 20, beginning at 10 . For More information if interested you can Call 1515 296-1372. Two Century farms have been listed for 1977 in Sioux county. The farms belong to Charles and Edward Lubbers dated 1877, and Peter l. Van Kley dated 1875. To qualify for the Century farm designation a farm must have been owned by the same family for at least one Hundred years with the present owner having been related to a person who owned the land 100 years ago. The farm must also be at least 40 acres. Quotes for thought. Despite their inflection of cruel persecutions the russians discovered that although they could confiscate or destroy Church edifices disorganized churches disseminate anti religious propaganda and even exile or kill religious leaders they could not eradicate religion itself. They discovered what the free would already knows that Man is incurably or. Bela Udvarnoki renunciation does not mean giving up anything it Means finding what life really Means in this world. Renunciation Means one s All for one s Margaret Moore Jacobs a thank you to you to the editor i would like to Public ally thank All those people in Sioux Center who Are involved with and supporting the youth for understanding you International student Exchange program. Through this program 1 have now begun my year s stay in Switzerland. I be already spent a month Here. So Many great things have happened already. The you program is really a wonderful one. It has opened my eyes to the world around me. The Best thing is that i am not seeing this land As a tourist Only observing this foreign culture rather i have an Opportunity to become involved with and share in this culture to become a part of it. V Switzerland is truly a Beautiful country. My Swiss family is wonderful. My town is a pretty one on the Edge of Switzerland s second largest City Basel. It s going to be a great year. I can t express my gratitude enough for the hard work of you personal and the others who support it without whom this year would not be possible. Thank you very much. A Heidi Zinkand Riechen Switzerland. A Pekin 1 into the past by Ted Kaemingk Dennis Durband.  / 10 years ago August 17,1967 if the Sioux Center news looks a bit different this week there s Good reason. It is different this Issue is printed offset instead of letter press. It s a major step towards modernization and what the management Hopes will eventually result in big improvement in appearance in Content a.  Delores Dykstra. Daughter of Imp. And mrs. Jerry Dykstra of Sioux Center will leave Monica a j a a rid a where a she Wilt a Eielen ploy by District where she has taught remedial Reading and will teach american and English children of the Dow chemical employees 20 years ago August is 1957 ties in a Center civic club approved at its regular monthly dinner meeting in town Hall Bloise it Iii tiie Day night a recommend Daneri Nia Jfe to postmaster of six Sioux county tows that a Cross country Star route be established to provide better and faster a a Al Between Alton american state Bank Community Calendar wednesday August 17 first reformed Church prayer meeting at 8 00 . Mary Bonnecroy Coulter will speak and have a slide presentation. Thursday August 18. Bicentennial Hall museum and the schoolhouse a consignment shop will be open from 2 00-4 00 . And 7 00-8 30 . The movie Gentie giant will be shown in the Library basement at 7 15 . Admission-50 cents. / saturday August 20 Fellowship unlimited will meet in the Central Park shelter House at 8 00 . Sunday August 21 Fellowship unlimited will meet in the Central Park shelter House. Monday August 22, Golden age club will meet at 2 00 . In the new Homestead. Wednesday August 24 firs Day of classes at the Community school thursday August 25 Bicentennial Hall museum and the schoolhouse a consignment shop will be open from to

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