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Saturday, February,12, 1977

Carter tax plan

(Continued from Page 1)
posal without taking into ac-
count the remainder of Carter's
tax-reform package.

endorsed b

TAKEN AS A whole, the aide'
said, the package would most
y tolikely result in higher taxes for
far fewer than 30 million.
The idea of replacing the ex-
emption with a credit is an old
h ead s one that has the support of
such diverse politicians as Long
and Vice President Walter Mon-
dale, who unsuccessfully pur-

sued such a plan when he serv-
ed on Long's committee.
In the past two years, the
Democratic - controlled Con-
gress has moved steadily in the
direction of allowing tax cred-
its rather than deductions or ex-
THE REASON is simply that
a tax credit - which is sub-
tracted directly from taxes
owed -.is worth the same to
a rich person and a poor per-
son. However, a tax exemption

or deduction, which is used to
reduce the amount of income
subject to taxes, is worth more
as income rises.
For example, consider a low-
income family of four, whose
earnings are taxed at the low-
est rate, 14 per cent. The $750-
per-person exemption $3,000 for
the whole family 3results in a
tax saving of $420, which is 14
per cent of $3,000.
At the other extreme, a weal-
thy family of four in the50-
per-cent bracket could use the
same $750-per-person exemption
to gain a tax saving of $1,500,
50 per cent of $3,000.
BUT IF THE exemption were
replaced with a $240-$250-per-
person credit, each family would
save $1,000 in taxes.
The White House emphasized
that the credit in lieu of exemp-
tion would be only one portion
of the Carter plan.
A congressional tax expert
who analyzed the Carter pro-
posal said that generally a mar-
ried couple with adjusted gross
income of about $20,000 would
pay less taxes while single per-
sons and couples earning more
than $20,000 would pay more.

Imprisoned Hustler editor
won't compromise mag


magazine publisher Larry Flynt
invited reporters into a stuffy,
cramped cubicle at the Hamil-
ton County Jail yesterday and
vowed he would not compromise
his magazine even if it meant
staying in prison.
"To all those who ask me to
lay down my principles, I say,
in the language I know best
'shove it'," the men's magazine
publisher said during a half-hour
FLYNT SPENT his day talk-
ing to groups of reporters who
had been lured by the promise
of a news conference with the
34-year-old publisher, who has
been convicted on charges of
obscenity and engaging in or-
ganized crime.
He has been sentenced to 7
to 25 years in prison and a to-
tal of $11,000 in fines.
"When I started Hustler, I
wanted to deal with sex the
way I knew it ... four letter
words and all," Flynt said. "The
price I have paid is my' free-

dom. If I am guilty of anything,
it is of parodying the American
way of life."
since Tuesday when a Hamilton
County Common Pleas Court
judge denied his motion for bail
pending appeal.
Flynt, whose previous address
was a posh mansion in suburban
Columbus, has appealed the de-
cision. The motion has been un-
der consideration by the Ohio 1st.
District Court of Appeals.,
The schedpled news conference
was canceled yesterday after
the sheriff's office said it would
create "a carnival-like atmo-
YET, THE SCENE outside the
jail was exactly that, with
Flynt's publicists handing out
press kits, and an evangelist
from Oklahoma saying he had
come at Flynt's request to help
him in his hour of need.
Flynt said he would not yield
to any pressure to stop his mag-
azine even if it meant remain-
ing in jail.

His legal troubles have been
a boon for the magazine, accord-
ing to a spokesman for Hustler,
which is published in Columbus
and has a national circulation of
in Ohio are running much bet-
ter than usual, and a Hustler
representative said the issue
was almost sold out in Cleve=
land, where- Flynt still faces
"It's just too bad I'm not on
the outside so I can spend the
profits," said Flynt, who added
he will continue to direct what
goes in the magazine from his
jail cell.
This is not the first time that
Flynt has had legal problems,
although it is the first time his
magazine has been the cause.
He was convicted in October
1969 for discharging firearms in
Dayton, Ohio; in April 1972 for
discharging firearms in Cincin-
nati and in July 1975, in a fed-
eral court in Dayton, for failing
to, file income tax, returns in
1968 and 1969.

people who can:

Taxis, Dial-A Ride clash

(Continued front Page 1)
the southwest part of town at
60 cents a ride. Due to the en-
thusiastic response; there was
quick expansion to other areas
of the city.
IN APRIL of 1973, city voters,
approved a 2.5 millage levy
which cleared the way for fur-
ther growth and a 25 cent fare.
Presently Dial-A-Ride and the
line buses serve all corners of
itown. It has a fleet of 5I vans,
plus 13 that are specially equip-
ped for the handicapped. Col-
leen McGee, the consumers ser-
vice representative for AATA,
said that Didl-A-Ride will serve
about 2.25 million people in the
1976-77 fiscal year.
Although the program is sub-
sidized by federal and state
aid, it is partially funded by,
millages and direct property
tax, which is somewhat ironic,
Martin believes.
"We as cab drivers also. pay
taxes," she said. "We are in-
directly supporting our opposi-
What do the riders think?
"I think Dial-A-Ride is
great," said an 18-year-old
freshwoman attending Washte-'
naw Community College. "It
costs me 50 cents a day and I
don't have to worry about
ANOTHER Dial-A-Rider quip-
ped: "Who can afford a taxi-
cab? This isn't New York."
But even though riding the
purple vans costs you less
money it does cost you more
"Don't call Dial-A-Ride if you
have to get somewhere at a cer-
tain time," complained a 16-
year-old Community High stu
dent riding one of the Dial-A-
Ride routes.
An although Sandy Richards
of Ann Arbor often depends on
Dial-A-Ride for transportation,

she says a ten minute car trip that cabbies bring in much Kon believes this is because
takes her 65 minutes on Dial- more money in the colder people will-wait outdoors for
A-Ride. months of October through mid- Dial-A-Ride when the weather
Statistics furnished by the March than in the spring and is nice, but will call a cab dur-
city controller's office show summer months. Taxi driver ing the colder part of the year.
Carter flies to Georgia
on nuclear command airpost

MACON, Ga. R) - President
Carter flew home to Georgia
yesterday on the aircraft that
would be the nation's airborne
command post in any nuclear
war. He calleed the experience
"very sobering" and a reason to
reduce the "worldwide nuclear
It was the first time a Presi-
dent had flown in the plane,
which is equipped with sophisti-
cated communications equip-
ment for reaching America's
military commanders around
the world.
THE PLANE Carter flew to
Georgia is a military version of
the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Even
though the aircraft is huge, the
lack of windows and the numer-
ous compartments jammed into
the plane probably made Carter,
a one-time submarine officer,
feel right at home.

"It's very sobering," Carter
told reporters aboard the plane.
"It's a realization about what
might occur unless we assure
peaceful relationships with other
"THE CONSTANT escalating
nuclear capability is . . . wily
I'm so eager to let our nation
know what the existing threat of
nuclear war might be," Carter
He said the United States and
the Soviet Union are capable of
a peaceful relationship.
"I believe to the extent that
the people of our country and
those of the Soviet Union_ and
other nations can see the hor-
rible consequences of a possible
nuclear war, to that extent we
will work harmoniously to try to
reduce that possibility."
CARTER SAID a recent test

of emergency evacuation pro-
cedures at the White House'took
"a longer time interval than
had been anticipated."
The test involved timing the
helicopter that would pick him
up and take him to the flying
command post in event of war.
The President added: "I feel
a responsibility to test that
evacuation capability on occa-
"From time to time we'll have
different drills, both those ini-
tiated ' directly by me without
warning to the military at all,
and others initiated by our field
commanders which have already
been a routine part of the mili-
tary life .. .
"I think that the assurance
we have that all this command
system will work, the more I
can be sure that we'll never
need it," Carter said.

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If you can spend some time, even a few hours, with someone who needs
a hand, not a handout, call your local Voluntary Action Center.
Or write to: "Volunteer," Washington, D.C. 20013 We needyou.
0gisinatrb td for the publt 90"The National Center for Voluntary Action.

L eningrad concert:,
Reaizng perfec to
By KAREN PAUL The orchestra's showpiece, phony in 1941. The first mov
A surprisingly young and frail- Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 ment's exciting rhythms an
looking Eliso Verisoladze took in C major (dedicated to the driving ostinatos are spellbind
[er place at the piano in front city of Leningrad) is exhausting ing initially but become ne
of the Leningrad Symphony Or- to listen to and to perform. The vously repetitious. The lush mel
hestra on Thursday night. As large Leningrad orchestra filled odies and folk-like tunes as
she performed the Piano Con- Hill Auditorium's stage and begin marvelously yet seem t
certo No. 15, K.450 by Mozart, played with superhuman go on forever. The 75-minul
[ realized the meaning of per-' strength, giving the Russian mu- symphony would be a tremen
fection. sic everything they could. Their dous work if condensed to ha
performance was much more its length.
Playing the piano seemed a
impressive than the piece. Even to a brass laver tiw iloud


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Feb. 27
Hill Aud.




naiurai uncton oCUv erUs auzes
whole body as she swayed swith
the phrases and her fingers
danced across the keys. An in-
dependence between her right
and left hands allowed each to
play its own rhythm, still main-
taining the utmost clarity.
VERISOLADZE'S trills were
evenly quick and light and she
brought out the most delicate
tones of the instrument and a
variety of colors - a perfect
style for Mozart's music.
The orchestra, conducted by
Yuri Temirkanov, accompanied
the young soloist well but was
not able to enhance her per-
formance. Sometimes the wood-
winds dragged the tempo and
often the orchestra seemed too
weak to match the enthusiasm
of Verisoladze. This was not the
case, however, as the concerto
ended - a gradual crescendo,
co-ordinated exactly between or-
chestra and piano, drove the
piece to an exuberant conclu-

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blaring raucous sounds of the
first movement begin to irritate
the ear. However, there can be
no doubt that the composer's
intention of depicting war was
successful (perhaps too success-
ful) in this performance. The
Russian trumpet section pro-
duced amazingly loud, biting
toners which proved effective for
the character of the piece. They
never seemed to tire, as did the
horns on occasion.
The brass section as a whole
had a compact, penetrating
sound which they maintained
relentlessly. The sensitive unity
of the string section made the
vigorous sections exciting and
the lyrical melodies charming.
Many wind solos included a bas-
soon with a luscious tone, an
oboe with a fast vibrato and a
piccolo with flute-like richness.
the symphony is "a poem about
our Russia's struggle, about our
coming victory." The fourth
movement is radiantly triumph-'
ant and-ended this concert with
the brilliant sound of brass and
a thundering timpani.
The standing ovation of the
enthusiastic audienbce brought
Temirkanov back; to conduct
part of Prokofiev's Romeo and
Juliet ballet suite. The strings
began the excerpt, "Romeo de-


volved with too much of a good
thing while composing this sym-

Howard Hangar Performers
Tuesday, Feb. 15-7:30 p.m.'




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