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r 2--The Malakoff News, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1981 20 years ago Milu Jeri Fowler and Tommy Harris of the Elementary Department of the Malakoff Public Schools, were named by the Malakoff Woman's Club as the "Outstanding Students of the Month." J. W. Duncan, former station agent for the Cotton Belt Railroad here, and later appointed postmaster for the Malakoff office in the early "teens" died on Dec. 22, 1980 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida. The Malkaoff Lions Club, sponsors of the proposed youth center, will offer a series of moving picture shows in the Morgado Building on East Mitcham Street, for the purpose of raising needed funds for the center program. Miss Vickie Lewis of Malakoff has been chosen as a nominee for "Miss HCJC" at the Henderson County Junior College. The election is to be held today at the college• 30 years ago R. N. Johnson, well-known Malakoff Mike Stegall andhis workers. Monday morning, last Sunday, a baby daughter. J. C. Brown has rented the rear of the The J. S. Case Company's "New Easy building occupied by the Owen-Jackson Way to Farm" will be demonstrated in 60 years ago Drug Co. and is installing a meat Malakoff Wednesday on the J.D. market. Ira Smith has been employed Waller farm northeast of town. Born:to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jackson as MarketMan. 40 years ago Two strangers, identified as Texas Rangers, paid the "Lignite City" a visit last Friday afternoon and confiscated at least six slot machines from business establishments. Dan Royall was elected Malakoff's first mayor last Tuesday by a 10-vote majority• Misses dicta and Rubble Thomas, Carrel Johnson and Joan Parks were painfully but not seriously injured in an automobile accident here Sunday. 50 years ago The wedding of Miss Ava Slaughter and Jack Dodson was solemized at the home of Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Laney on Tuesday evening. East Texas soils are extremely dry more carefully, Taylor warns. He for this time of year. Heavy rains are suggests applying fertilizer for hay needed to fill ponds and lakes production and applying f~',tilizer for throughout the area. Without adequate gratingonly when needed; moisture, many gardeners will have The Texas A&M economist says that problems getting vegetable seed to every cow in the herd must produce germinate and plants to grow. The outlook is some better for cow- calf operations in 1981, according to Wayne Taylor, area economist- management for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Production costs will be a problem with fertilizer prices expected to be 10 to 15 percent higher. Taylor also expects other input costs to increase about the same amount• Producers must plan fertilizer use some income during the year or be sold. Producers cannot afford the luxury of keeping non-preducers. Smaller producers might consider buying some hay this year, particularly if fertilizer money is short or the meadows are needed for grazing. Delays in custom hay harvesting will decrease hay quality, therefore making purchasing of good quality hay an ad- vantage. man for many years, died Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital in Lisbon where he' had been in a critical con- dition for several weeks. Improvements on East Mitcham Street have been made during the past two weeks by County Commissioner Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hunt Evans, Saturday morning, a fine baby QIIESTI()NS ANI) ANSWERS girl whom they have named Patricia Eugenia. Neal Vandagriff underwent an SOCIAL SECURITY operation for appendicitus at the l~vJimmyVanBever~ Federal Hospital in Muskogee, Okla. on T~ler l)ist'rict Manag~ r Socia•l Security Administration Letter to editor To be comidered for publication in the Letters to the Editor column an article must be original, not over 300 words and signed by the writer. The Malakoff News reserves the right to edit all letters. If deemed derrogatory, libelous, un- clear or/or some Other reason unprintable and it is not pmsible or practical to edit so it will meet standard for publication, we will not be able to use it. The name of the writer will be published along with the letter. We feel that a letter has little meaning ff published anonymously. If there is something you feel should be brought to the atten- tion of readers but you don't want to have your name tied to it, let us have the information and we will lock into it from a news angle. We feel that the Lettera to the Editor column is the very finest medium available in this com- munity for expreuton of personal views on matters of concern. We urge use of the column in a coeatructlve manner, inviting those with views on any subject of interest to share them with our readers. Q. I was injured in an automobile ac- person must have a disability that cident last year and, according to my prevents him or her from doing sub- doctor, will never be able to return to stantial gainful work. Substantial gain- my job as a construction worker. Social ful work is generally measured by a Security has disallowed my claimperson's earnings. Yourage, educaUon, twice, saying that I am not disabled training, and work experience are con- within the meaning of the law. What sidered in determinng whether you are does that mean, "within the meaning of able to work in spite of your handicap• the law?" if you cannot do your regular work but can perform other substantial gainful A. The law states that, In order to be activity, you will not be considered disabled for social security purposes, a disabled within the meaning of the law. M By An n I surely did hate it when Tony Dorsett fumbled the football Sunday afternoon. I hated it that the Cowboy's season en- ded at the hands of the Eagles, but my concern for Dorsett's fumble fell a little closer to home. We have a long-standing battle in our family about the worth of Dorsett to the Cowboys. Most of us realize that a player with his stats for the season, his speed, and his abilities, should be ap- preciated. "My mother has never liked Tony Dor- sett. She didn't like him soon after he joined the club. Mother keeps stats on Dorsett's fumbles. Every fumble he has made has negated 100's of yards of rushing, in her book. When she gets through penalizing for fumbles the poor man has been running the season backward. She moans everytime Dan- ny White hands off to the 1,000 yard per season running back, knowing that the handoff signifys another fumble. When he goes in for a touchdown, and all of us are yelling "yea's", Mother simply says, "Thank goodness, he didn't fum- ble that time." Football games are a part of our family gatherings. Some of our get- togethers are even planned around games. Most of the time we have it timed so that the meal is ready for everyone to have their plates filled and be seated in front of the television just at kick-off. Then re-fills can be made at the end of each quarter• We all are, of course, Cowboy fans, so we have no argument here. Since Roger retired there is no question of should be the starting Now our only source of Dorsett. At Christmas we were all We had our dinner It was such a warm, family setting. Then brother-in-law Jack, something of an agitator anyway, stigated a discussion about contributions throughout the year. It started then, in full force. was proclaiming that he fum[ everytime he carried the ball J~ was citing stats on his abilities children left and went to the move away from the noise. I listened for awhile, barely anything, then left to go to the to refill my tea glass. Jack was standing there at the ter, laughing. 'I got it started good, that said. I thought it was pretty chicken of to have started the battle and then 1~ Sunday night on the news I Tom Landry talking about the His recap of the game sour reasonable. I doubt that Mother heard it. wouldn't have agreed anyway. didn't call, but I'm sure that if a~ she would say that the Cowboys lost was because of fumble. I'm really surprised she call after the game. I didn't nerve to call her. / \ and we will report the progress of Malakoff here, in th{~ pages of The Malakoff News, in our annual progress edition. Coming soon. Every business should b~ listed. Plan today to be included. Call C,ndy Ford at ilakoft 489-1424 (Second in a series of tax tip articles Losses on business property, regar- Taxpayers who feel damaged provided by the East Texas Chapter of dless of the cause, are generally deduc- ty was worth more than the the Texas Society of Certified Public tible. This is not true of nonbusiness company paid must provide Accountants) - property, propf of the added value with any Every day it seems that some kind of For a nonbusiness casualty loss to be for a tax deduction. major or minor disaster -- fire, storm, deductible, certain clearly defined con- Further, if the damaged prope{ oil spill, plane crash -- takes its toll ditions must exist• A casualty is the was insured, but for some reason [~ somewhere, complete or partial destruction or loss taxpayer chooses not to claim the~ The tolls can be costly• Some things of property as a result of an identifiable surance payment, no tax deduclJ~][I can never be replaced and no dollar event that was sudden, unexpected, or may be claimed unless it's for r''" value can be placed on them. But in unusual in nature, amount beyond what the insura~ many cases where a loss is sustained, a Damage in itself is not the criterion• payment would have been. ~.. ,~ definite value can be determined. When Slow and stead, progressive destruction People involved in auto accidents, ~_~ tl t m this is so, the loss is usually allowable is not a casualty for tax purposes. For example, are frequen y e pted L-e for federal tax purposes. This is true for example, if a sonic boom breaks all the forego an insurance claim in order~ig~ IT natural disasters and thefts., dishes and even the windows, that's a avoid a rate increase, thinking they ~ge • • o --~p~ Questions about your 1980 tax return sudden, unexpected and identifiable clmm a tax deduct|on instead. A~7~ will be answered at the "Taxes and event, deduction for the loss in insured prol~e fut You~" program. The public service If the stones from a retaining wall fall ty however, is• not allowed ~ a"'~-u course will be sponsored by the East out one by one because of gradual Taxpayers who have suffel~ns Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of erosion by the elements, there is no casualty losses should work as quid[= w Certified Public Accountants in eoor- casualty for tax purposes even though as possible to make exact lists of i~ .. e peration with the Internal Revenue there isdamage, lost or damaged,-including IP~ l~ . ~.,nur Service. A course will be offered in There are certain things to keep inestimated value of each item. Beige Tyler Jan. 13 and 15, from 7 until 10 mind if a casualty loss is to be claimed and after photos and in some ca~r_,v.~ 0 --OlI p.m. on a tax return, according to the Inter- professional appraisals, are also [.~ .. More than 30 CPAs will volunteer nal Revenue Service• If the damaged or great value if the),, are available ;'e--'- • .1' r~l[ their time to provide taxpayers with in- stolen property was insured, then a tax By reconstructing all losses as scn~,,o structions and question-and-answerdeduction may only be claimed for any after the casualty as possible, the ~n-.~:f~ t ~-ycv sessions. The program is open to the, loss beyond the insurance payment {or payer avoids the need to trus public at a charge of $1 per person to the anticipated payment if the insuran, memory at tax time• .. fut cover administrative costs, ce payment has not yet been received.) Some areas of the U. S. are otte ~m ~, by natural disasters." When a nat~H~._] ~ eric'" I~n "~ Membecl 1 disaster occurs, the President ~, th--' • 1981 [ ~[-~ [ Published Continuously i determine that these areas are eli~L- ~i for federal disaster assistance w~ro~ e. [ 1"1[X~ ~ | Since 1913 I " C l this happens, taxpayers in the a~,~ I"'°~'n" I The Malakoff News ] • • ' have a specta! tax ophon ~lrt t- Publisher ........................................ Dan Dwelle I They may deduct the loss in me Business Manager ......................... ~ ....... ~ Tom Finley | in which it occurred. Or they may ~drt Editor OfflceMana"er:::::::J:J:JJJ::::::J::::::/:)::/).')).:().AnnR°unsavalllg -LoriCallaway II to deduct their losses in the precede"" "~ year as if they had occured in that y.e~nts Advertising Representative ................................. Cindy Ford l For disasters other than those* ii~"'i'r"~ presidentially specified area, the. l~ly'n~ The Malakoff News (326700~ is published weekly by Athens Printing Co. at Malakoff• Tx. post of- | must be deducted in the year in whiC.~a.~ rice address being P.O. Box 509, Malakoff, Tx. 75148. Subscriptiorl rates: $5 per year in Henderson 1 occured For example, if a famtnil[q r .-ru County (senior citizen 50 percent discount available); $5.50 per year elsewhere in Texas $7.50 per l " lSl home burned in July 1980 the cas , year eMlSe;There in c°ntinentel United States. Sec°nd'class P°stage paid at Malakoff, Tx. 75148. [i 9~ tc~ POST. A ER : Send address changes to The Malakoff News, P.O. BoxSOg, Malakoff, rx. 751~. I would be deducted on the 1 return, iS. - ............. t .................................. , But suppose a hurricane hit in Aug~,~,,.~ MOVING? 1980 causing the area to be declar~deul"::: disaster area by the President. payers could deduct their losses" "" Be sure you don't miss a single copy of your newspaper. Just fill in the their 1980 tax return or elect to am~ form below with present address and your new one, and drop it in the mail their 1979 return and deduct them a (or bring it by the office). Present Address: Name Address City State Zip New Address: Name_ Address City State .... Zip Mail to: The Malakoff News, P.O. Box 509, Malakoff Texas 75148 they occurred in 1979. Deductions for losses by theft are s! " allowed• A theft can include s~ unlawful acts as kidnapping for r~ sum, extortion, larceny, robbery embezzlement, but it is not limitedl these, i Proof of the theft is essential. A po~ report, for example, would be table. The mere disappearance I property would not qualify, nor woe mislaying money or property. The first $100 of casualty or losses involving nonbusinoss prope~ is not deductible. If the actual losSt $100 or less, there is no deductionAI A nonbusiness property losses may ooOoOoO0ooooo~_-~_--__-~ ~Ooooo¢~=~_---=---~-==~ be claimed by those who itemize ded~ tions using a Schedule A with the "I~ form," Form 1040. Yes, I want to subseribe! To provide help in the correct rep~ () Please send me a one year subscription to The Malakoff News. En- ting of casua,!ties, IRS has prepat] Pub. 547, Tax information closed is my check for $ _._________. Disasters, Casualties, and Thefts." Itl Name~____ detailed on all aspects of losses P~ arranged so that readers can sel~ Address ~ ~__ only the sections needed, i _ City ' ' .State Zip _____ __ Computers take ! t Sendto" to growing fields t Name Engineers and scientists at I Address ~ A&M are beating computers i~ at,, puter to describe a living plant. City~__State ________ Zip ____._._. plowshares, devising ways for a c~ Z SUBSCRIPTION RATES: They believe the capability will le~ $5.00 per year in Henderson County to higher food and fiber yields at Z $6.50 per year elsewhere in Texas cost, said Dr. Guy L. Curry. One $7.50 per year elsewhere in continental U.S. has been BUGNET, a computer-ha~ Ma' ~TI~M £ i~ ' alekoff News a~Pu~t slYstem used by cou~ P.O• B~,, ~9, Malakoff, Texas 75148 ag " urn extension agents in !: _ ~ vising farmers. ,