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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1978
Texans to vote on tax cut
United Press International
AUSTIN — Texas voters Nov. 7
will have the opportunity to vote di
rectly’ on a proposed constitutional
amendment proponents say could
result in reduction of about $500 mil
lion in state and local taxes.
Backers of the measure, approved
by a special session of the legislature
and prompted by California’s adop-
tion of Proposition 13, say the mea
sure will give homeowners, farmers
and persons over 65 relief from the
increasing burden of property taxes.
But Rep. John Bryant, D-Dallas,
one of the few lawmakers speaking
out against the proposal, refers to the
proposed tax breaks as “doggies in
the window,” and says the proposi
tion offers little real relief from prop
erty taxes and could severely damage
the tax bases of local school districts.
Provisions of the amendment
— authorize agricultural land to
be taxed on its productive value
rather than market value;
— give school districts authority to
exempt up to $10,000 of the market
value of homesteads of senior citi
zens from property taxes;
— exempt $5,000 of the market
value of homes from local school
— require local governments to
publicly announce and hold public
hearings on any change in valuations
or tax rates that would result in
—- and require a majority vote of
the membership of the House and
Senate to increase state spending
beyond the previous year’s level plus
an allowance for inflation.
The new exemptions wovdd re
duce the amount of revenue for each
school district, and lawmakers have
indicated they will appropriate $400
million next year to reimburse the
districts for lost income.
Bryant contends, however, that
reimbursement is not assured.
“This cannot result in tax relief un
less the legislature is willing to reim
burse the districts for the lost reve
nue from it,” Bryant says. “Well, the
legislature didn’t vote and is not re
quired to reimburse it. The amend
ments simply says the legislature
shall reimburse all or part of the loss.
If we were serious about granting tax
relief, it would have been a manda
The amendment, labeled on the
ballot as “The Tax Relief Amend
ment”, has been endorsed by Gov.
Dolph Briscoe, Attorney General
John Hill, Republican governor can
didate Bill Clements, Lt. Gov. Bill
Hobby, Speaker Bill Clayton and
others. Its passage is supported by a
statewide organization headed by
former Republican state chairman
Ray Hutchison and Marcella Perry of
Houston, a Democratic Party leader.
Clayton has been the most out
spoken in support of the proposal.
“For the first time in the history of
the state, we re taking a 180 degree
turn and sending some money home
instead of taking the money to Aus
tin,” he said.
The Texas Association of School
Administrators endorsed the
amendment, contending it, “con
tains meaningful property tax relief
for individual citizens, homeowners
and the agricultural community of
Texas without limiting the ability of
locally elected boards of education
and school administrators to effec
tively manage the day to day opera
tions of their respective school dis
Outlaw 7 s body sought
in Missouri coffin
United Press International
LIBERTY, Mo.— The scene ap
peared to be a surgical operation.
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ROOMMATE SESSION: There will be a roommate session 3-5 p.m.
in Room 137A, MSG, for women and in Room 137 for men. Stu
dents may also stop by the Off-Campus Center now if they need
roommates for the spring semester.
CLASS OF ’80: Will have a meeting in 340, MSC at 7:15 p.m.
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST: There will be a College Life
meeting with Paul Carter will speak on “The Good Ag” at 7 p.m. in
Room 145, MSC.
BAHA’I CLUB: Welcomes everyone to their public meeting on "New
Teachings For a New Age,” at 7:30 p.m. in Room 407, Rudder
TAMU EMERGENCY CARE TEAM: Officer elections will he held at
7:30 p.m. in Room 410, Rudder Tower. Anyone with questions may
call Steve Borrow at 845-8027.
MSC OUTDOOR RECREATION: There will be a seminar on " Places
to Go in Texas,” at 7:30 p.m. in Room 401, Rudder Tower.
CHOIR CONCERT: Combined Bryan High School and elementary
choirs will hold their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in Room 141 of
Bryan High School. Tickets may be purchased for 50 cents at the
door or from choir members.
RUSSIAN CLUB: Plans for a Thanksgiving dinner and party will be
discussed in Room 305AB, Rudder Tower. New members are
invited to attend.
WATER SKI CLUB: Will have a meeting and show films at 7 p.m. in
Room 510, Rudder Tower.
But the patient was the coffin of out
law Jesse James and the doctors were
archaeologists hoping to learn more
about the Kearney, Mo., native, who
was shot to death April 3, 1882.
Under the glare of television
cameras and an uncovered light bulb
dangling from the ceiling of a small
room in the Clay County sheriffs of
fice, Bill Philyaw and Milton Perry
began the operation Tuesday. They
found no body but did recover what
appeared to be either a bone from a
human foot or hand and several
clumps of hair.
VOLLEYBALL: The women’s team will host Sam Houston State at 7
GYMNASTICS: The women’s gymnastics team will host Southwest
Texas at 7 p.m.
CEPHEID VARIABLE: "Doc Savage,” starring Ron Ely as the Man of
Bronze in this saga of the famous 1930’s superhero, will be shown at
Sand 10:30 p.m. in Rudder Theater. Dw and his five aides journey
to the South American republic of Hidalgo to investigate the mys
terious death of Doc’s father.
According to past reports, James’s
coffin was dug up in 1902 and his
body moved to a burial site in Kear
ney. The coffin apparently con
firmed reports that the body had
been removed on a rainy day in 1902.
The men also discovered handles
to the coffin and several tassels.
Other than that, they’ll have to await
the outcome of the coroner’s deci
sion on the bone found Tuesday and
the completion of the sifting opera
tion to know what they have found.
Whether James’s body really rests
in a second coffin in a Kearney ceme
tery is still open to speculation.
“That we won’t touch,” said Perry.
“EAT THE HELL OUT OF RICE CONTEST’: The fifth annual Eat
the Hell Out of Rice Contest” will be held at noon at Rudder
Fountain and is open to all. Those interested in participating may
register at the secretaries desk in Room 206, MSC. Prizes include
two reserved seats at the upcoming "Bread” concert sponsored hy
Town Hall. Second and Third Place prizes will also be awarded.
MAID OF COTTON APPLICANTS: Applications for Maid of Cotton
may be picked up in the Student Activities Office, Room 221, MSC,
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To be eligible, a candidate must never
have been married, be between the ages of 19 and 23, be from u
cotton-producing state or moved to one prior to age 7, and he at
least 5 feet, 5 inches tall. Applications must be postmarked no later
than midnight, November 12 and be accompanied by three 8X10
AGGIE CINEMA: “Julia,” the true life story of Lillian Heilman, an
American playwright, and her friend Julia, starring Jane Fonda,
Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards, will be shown at 8 p.m. in
Rudder Theater. The film is set in the 1920’s and 30’s against a
backdrop of wealth and Nazi brutality.
FOOTBALL: The Texas Aggies will play Rice here at 1:30 p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY: The women’s team will run in the TAIAW State
Meet in Georgetown.
AGGIE CINEMA: "Julia,” starring Jame Fonda. Vanessa Redgrave
and Jason Robards, will be shown at 8 p.m. in Rudder Theater.
MIDNIGHT MOVIE: “The World’s Greatest Diver,” will be shown
in Rudder Theater.
ALL AGGIE INTRAMURAL HORSE SHOW: The TAMU Horse
men’s Association is sponsoring this horse show at 9 a.m. at the
TAMU Equestrian Center on 2818 at Turkey Creek Rd. For more
information, call Horse Office at 845-1927, or Jamie Belin at 693-
United Press Intcrnutionul
WASHINGTON — Dallas
Minneapolis-St. Paul and Kansai
City, home of the 1976 Republics
convention, are the next cities
agenda of a GOP selection commit
tee seeking a site for its 1980 pres
dential nominating conclave
The party’s site selection commit
tee wound up hearings Tuesday™
the six cities that have applied fori
convention. After election day i
jng of '
committee will visit all six befort
sending a final recommendation t»
the January meeting of the Reputl-
can National Committee.
New Orleans, Miami Beach
Detroit presented their formal bidi
Selection of a city may be delei
mined more hy the number ofaval
able hotel rooms and whether
state has ratified the Equal Right,
Amendment, than on other polity
New Orleans, Miami Beach and ^r Cen t
Kansas City all have ERA problem
right now, but the party has no for
mal policy banning meetings»
states that have not ratified
While many Republicans wouU
like to see the party meet in Detroit
to establish a GOP commitment
such normally Democratic groupsi
labor, minorities and other urbu
groups, the city may not havt
enough hotel rooms
Detroit’s plan included 728 room
across the river in Windsor, Ontario
and 2,400 dormitory rooms at lb
University of Michigan in AnnAr
bor, 60 miles from Detroit.
"The key to the revival of Detroit
has been the commitment byi
number of people, a commitment
that has crossed political, ethnic,*
cial and geographical barriers, said
Gov. William Milliken, R-.\lich.,i
Miami Beach Mayor Leonard
Haber said his city’s commissionbu
repeatedly asked the Florida Legis
lature to ratify ERA and urged Re
publicans not to blame his city iortb
lawmakers’ lack of action
“You came down in 1968andtlwi
again in 1972, so you know us and
know there’s nothing better, lit
Both Miami and New Orleans
fered 20,000 first class hotel roois
within 20 minutes of the convenfa
center, while Detroit said it could r a ti c nor
come up with only 16,000, includiuf
those in Ann ArI>or. 60 miles away
New Orleans offered the Super-
dome as the site for w hat potential
could be the biggest political gather )efense
ing in American history
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TOKYO — Chinese Vice Premitt
Teng Hsiao-Ping says his govent
ment “understands ’ Japan’s militar
alliance with the Lhiited States,.«
naling that China welcomes a W
presence in Asia as a counterweigh
to the* Soviet Union.
Teng, who flew to Japan to sign!
historic friendship treaty with Japai Mn f rom
made the remarks Monday in a 91 ^ on
minute meeting with JnpaneK jt a t e ’ s t op
Prime Minister Taken Fukuda. “He ha
It was fresh evidence that Cbi= he should
fears the 45 Soviet divisions poiss
along the Chinese border and
ready to cooperate with the UniM
States and Japan to contain tk
Soviet Union in Asia.
“We fully understand Japan!
basic foreign policy,” Teng toU
Fukuda. “We understand also lk
U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, andtk
strengthening of (Japan’s) self dr
Teng’s statement marked a maj*
shift in Chinese thinking from
when President Nixon madethefW
U.S. overture to Peking. In
days, Chinese leaders regularly dn
nounced America’s “colonial” roW
Asia and accused Japan of revertinl
to its militarism of the 1930s
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