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'3 b n d WASHINGTON ANB SMALL Rich Man's Justice A battery of lawyers for U.S. Steel is continuing a battle to obtain a $35 million refund in Federal income tax and avoid another $200 million which the government contends is owed. $ $ $ al Ordinarily, this might not be S~dflcant beyond the S235 rail. lion involved. But what is espe- Fuy newsworthy is that the te goes' bsck 20 years, and based on the Korean Wsr Excess Profits Tax Act. Al- though a Judge recently ruled agal~t Big Steel, the cue h going to be appealed. * $ $ The question which arises from this Is whether the aver- age taxpayer, or the average business, could engage the In- ternal Revenue Service 8o per- Klstently in a Judicial battle. Usually, when Internal Reve- nue has a bone to pick, the um~mr is settled rather prompt- ly, and the taxpayer -- more o: n than not--yields to the ~u~ma assessment. But if the mora affluent can better fight U, ncle. Sam's tax eo]lectol"~ me-- e. me system is subject to fl~;e charge of rich man's Jus- *el .~ Of course, every taxpayer has me r/ght to take his argument before the U.8. Tax Court. And every year, thousands do. And ~Oeme even find tlmt they can at "city hall." But the legal expense, time and inconvenience discourage many average taxpayers from opposing IRS. Even when they are really steamed up. (And, going back one step, many can. complying with the fantasti. caUy complicated tax lawl) Senaior Alan Bible of Ne. vada, Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, ~ys the tax mystem confronting the buine~m~n Is "a mountain of material which is nearly ira. penetrable to those lacking in special tax training." And it gets worse every time Congr~ undertakes tax "reform." Fortunately, something now has been done to give the little man his day in court, to make him more equal to the affluent. A new small claims tax proce- dure of the Tax Court permits any taxpayer to dispute Inter- nal Revenue over amounts up to $1,000 for any one year, and he may not need a lawyer. The taxpayer himself can fill out the papers, and a Tax Court commissioner will represent him on questions of law. And there's no need to go to Washington, either. The Tax Court will periodically lilt in more than a dozen major cities. All of which means that there should be more justice for the i little man who doesn't know a deduction from an exemption, or how to claim a casualty los~ Or what line 16 on schedule D mcanL Now, if Congrvm would oon- alder Sen. Bible's Small Bud- nell ~x Reform and Simplifi- cation bill, and find simpler means of separating the tax- payer from ~ hard-earned not afford tax accountants and money, it might help improve lawyers to make ~tre they are the natlonk mental h~Ith. (~Natlon81 IP~el~tion d Independent Bullne|, the past week and at the present time, a crew of men under the direction of William Roberts, county supervisor, is busy con- strucfing a number of these little buildings. County Treasurer Paul Yeo- man reports that taxes are com- ing in nicely and that the collec- tiosn for December are far ahoad of a year ago. At their meeting right after the first of the year, the Board of County Commissioners decided to follow the lead made by other counties in doing away with the collection of road poll taxes. Remember - Taken from Our Files: Jan. 21, 1891: Speaker Kellogg, who lives in Crook coun- ty near the Dakota line, had his favorite horse stolen by the Red- skins last week. They also took 50 more belonging to farmers in the same viouity. Lightning Flit - Hayes are al- so icing and finished Saturday. The ice is about 12 inches thick. It rained all forenoon Sunday and thawed, so now we do have a skating rink whereever we go. Have you heard about the kids who made a snowman on the sweet and put a shovel in his hands? Well, a couple of days later a WPA foreman came along and gave him a check. A place has been fixed up, just off the cemetery road, for the youngsters who desire to coast. The coasting is under the super- vision of Joe Dudrey. Arch Creek - Seven men and one team opened the road Wed- he.lay to Upton and the next morning the snow had blown .in till they had to shovel out the drifts in several places. FIFTY YEARS AGO January 18, 1923 Meadowlarks are wintering around several hay stacks in this vicinity. Guy. William Ross has recom- mended that the legal rate of interest be redt ced from 12 per- cent to 7 percent. Mona - The weather for the past two weeks leaves little room for improvement. Cattle resting on the hill sides, horses playing Rapidly nearing completion is in the meadows and hens cack- the new IOOF hall in Sundance. ling in the barnyards. The new building is being con- For five years past, there has structed by Dinkins and Tschet- been a closed eason on grouse ter for the local Odd Fellows but no bounty on Mr. Coyote. lodge. The Sandance post office The result is inevitable - fatten. will occupy the first floor of the ing of the brute and destruction FIVE YEARS AGO building. January 18, 1968 The 404th Engineer Detach- . .Lynn Bender, Mona Short ment, the Army Reserve unit in Line Telephone Co. manager, Sundance, is ranked first in the F day night was elected presi- state among Army Reserve un- ,w, nt ot the Sundance Commercial its following formal inspections. Club for 1968 He succeeds G W. Don Polickv was elected presi- (Buster) Popham. dent of the Sundance Commercial The Crook County Recreation Club for 1958 Friday. He sue- Board has received $3,741.44 from the Wyoming Recreation Commission. The money is a partial payment for work com- pleted last summer on the road from 1-90 to Keyhole State Park. Approximately $14,400 is still due the county. Merle Johnson, llulett, was the successful bidder tor an c~timat- ed 11,900 cords of l)onderosa pine roundwood on the Black Hills Na- tional Forest lk~c. 28. The timber Winter will be harvested in the Peterson Springs timber sale. Thirty-three persons attended Sale an information meeting here .Thursday on Resource Conserva- Continues Uon and Development (RC&D) projects. TEN YEARS AGO January 17, 1963 Winter finally caught up with Crook county last week as a huge body of arctic air drove the tem- Perature down tO-32 and dumped 6-8 inches of snow in the Sun- dance area. ThreeA massive painting of The Wise Men, displayed at Sundance Air Force Station dur- ing the holidays, was recently P .r~sented to the Wesleyan Meth- oaast Church here following a drawing. .Huleti - The PTA met Monday t~th the .main business being completion of the skating rink. It was voted by the PTA . to put in flood lights and lead .wires and the REA would do the n~tallinR. Sawrmql operators, loggers and post and pole plant operator from Hulett made up the major- the 11 persons attending ~, _ Rural ~ Development In- retest _r__t 'ngMonday. ;, EN YEARS AOO ceeds Rex Dillon as president. Students taking the driver train- ing course at Sundance High School have a car in which to continue their driving. The high school has purchased a war sur- plus 19~19 Chevrolet. THIRTY - FIVE YEARS AGO The Sanitary Privy Project was started again in Crook county of the bird. Beulah - The people in our community have been threshing corn the past week. Electric lights have been put in the Beul- ah flour mill. H. Hanson, Deadwood contract- or and builder, was in Sundance for a conference in regard to the new high school building. Hansen was in charge of the Sundanee State Bank building oonstruction. Work on the school building will start within 90 days. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO January 19, 1898 At a meeting of the city council last week, the appointment of Judge J. Breneman as collector All Reduced to5 Ladies' Dresses, Slack Suits, Slacks IA to Ph. 283-2943 Sundance of delinquent taxesconfirm- ed. Taxes for a number of years are due on a great deal of bun- dance real estate. Shorty McKimmey returned Monday from Oklahoma where on Tuesday of last week Willard Hall disposed of the remnants of the 200 horse he took from Crook county last July. His last sale comisted of 90 head for which he received $12 a head. A party of men SUl?posed to represent eastern capatal were here the fore part of the week on business connected with the con- struction of the Hoyt Air Line Railroad to the coal fields west of town. Sundance, Wyo Jan. 18, 1973 Friday, Jan. 19 - Toasted cheese sandwiches, green beans, cherry crisp, milk. Monday, Jan. 22 - Wieners, bread and butter, lettuce salad, applesauce cjake, milk. Tuesday, . 23 - Chili and crackers, applesauce, chocolate frosted white cake, milk. Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Turkey and noodles, rolls and butter, cel- ery sticks, fruit salad, milk. Thursday, Jan. 25 - Hambur- gers on buns, carrots and celery sticks, potato chips, jello, mill