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The Augusta News-Review March 16, 1985
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Beat the tax man
figure out your tax early
By Charles E. Belle
He who hesitates “has” lost,
Chapter 1, Verse 1, IRS, Belle.
Because so many people fear the
Internal Revenus Service, they put
off doing their tax preparation un
til the last minute, namely April
14th. It is not intelligent to “guess
what you owe or do not owe Un
cle Sam in taxes. You should know
before he knows. Knowledge is
money. After all, if you owe the
federal government tax dollars,
simply wait until the last minute
and pay up. Figure it, just don’t
file it. On the other hand, if the tax
man owes you a few bucks, best
tell him as quickly as possible to
fork it over.
An audit of one’s tax return is
what frightens most people who
fight with Uncle. Sam about
the amount of taxes “to be or not
to be.” Calm down, if you don’t
earn more than SIO,OOO. Form
1040A filers stand a silly 0.32
change of being called into the
revenuer’s office. About as often
as the Mayor visiting your house,
it does happen but don’t wait up.
Then agian for those taking in
between SIO,OOO and $25,000 it’s a
bit better than a 100 to one shot
coming in. As for those
households earning $50,000 or
more we are talking audit for alter
nations in almost five out of every
100, or a 20 to one shot and the
IRS is sure to win a couple of those
Paine College president named
to ETS Board of Trustees
Hamilton Harris, president of
Paine College, has been elected to
a four-year term on the Board of
Trustees of Educational Testing
Dr. Harris received his A.B
degree from Paine College in 1966.
He received his M.A. in 1967 and
his Ph.D. in 1973 from Indiana
Prior to his appointment at
Paine College, Dr. Harris served as
an associate dean of the graduate
school and professor of history at
Indiana Univ. Dr. Harris has writ
ten two books and numerous ar
ticles and is currently working on a
biography of A. Philip Randolph,
a major labor and civil rights
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C 1985 DORSEY LABORATORIES DIVISION OF SANDQ£. ING
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the pet care people
One way to defend against being
selected out of th&computer batch
is to be as close to the standard
deductions for your income level
as possible. People earning
$25,000 to $30,000 should average
medical expense deductions of
$752, taxes of $2,050, con
tributions of 732 and interest
payments of $3,195. In the $50,000
to $75,000 earning bracket,
average deductions are $897 for
medical; $4,574 for taxes, $1,551
for contributions and $6,242 for
interest payments. Naturally, you
may exceed with written records of
names and dates. And mailing in
copies will keep them from wan
ting to call you into their office.
An often overlooked deduction
is the Keogh and Individual
Retirement Account. These deduc
tions may be written and claimed
on an early filing even though no
funds have as yet been placed in
them for last year. They must be
paid in by April 15th of this year,
but not necessarily until then. In
short, your tax refund can be used
to satisfy a part if not all of your
IRA contribution. This is just one
of the major reasons preparing
your income tax as early as
possible will put money in your
Remember, this year and every
year, figure it first: If you owe,
don’t file it until the last moment.
But if they owe you, money honey,
figure of the 20th century.
Most widely known as the
developer of the College Board’s
SAT, ETS produces tests that are
taken by more than six million
people each year. Among them are
the Gradaute Record
Examinatons, NTE Programs, the
Graduate Management Admission
Test, and a variety of professoinal
licensing and certification exams.
ETS is also a research center for
the field of testing and measurement.
to be held at
Choosing the Legal Structure of
Your Business will be the topic of
two seminars given on March 18 &
21 by the Minority Outreach
Program of the Small Business
Development Center. The
seminars will be held in Room A-l
of Skinner Halil at Augusta
College from 7-9 p.m. Attorney
Calvin McMullen will conduct the
More information and reser
vations may be received by calling
Deßena Hallman at 737-1790. The
seminars are free.
FRONTIERSMEN sport new blazers— from left, front row—Walter Thomas, Thomas
Hankerson, J.T.Lawrence, Quincy L. Robertson, Augustus Miller, (second row) Joseph
Gaudy, Harvey L. Johnson, Earl H. Thurmond, Roosevelt Slaughter, John Swint, (third
row) Claude Taylor, William Belcher, Roscoe Brown and Charles McCann
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By Dr. Cynthia Butler
Truly the experience of being
put on a train in the care of a
stranger was worse than the state
of dread. At least, I had roots in
that state. I
on the train
was a stran-
ger. The tnought of violence and
explosions from strangers was un
bearable. I couldn’t cry. There was
no place to hide.
My brother held my hand. For
that, I shall always be greatful. He
was indeed the ram in the bush. He
was my life line.
“Thank goodness,” I thought to
myself. “I heard Momma ask the
proter to take care of us until we
were met by our grandmomma.” I
heard him say, “Sure, I’ll take care
As I remembered that exchange,
I breathed a sigh of relief. I
repeated a Bible verse that’ I
memorized, “Jesus Wept.” I
didn’t know where it came from. I
didn’t know what it meant. I did
not have the faintest idea who
Jeasus was. But those words,
“Jesus Wept” and my brothers
HAND in mine kept me breathing.
I kept my eyes off those adult
strangers. I felt so small. I kept my
eyes on my brother’s hand in mine.
I held his hand with a grip of steel.
Twelve hours passed. I slept
with nighmares all around me.
Goblins, bunny rabbits turned
into monsters. That was my world
during that twelve hours. I started
to feel comfortable with being
beaten with sticks, running and
falling and finally, I was eaten
alive. That should have been
horrifying, shouldn’t it? But it
wasn’t. You see, I was swallowed
whole. I felt I was comfortable and
warm inside that huge belly. There
was plenty to eat and drink. But
best of all, there were no ex
plosions and violence inside. I
wanted to stay there forever.
Just as I was curling up to en
joy more softness, I jumped with a
start. My brother was shaking me.
“Wake up,” he yelled.
“The porter is saying good
“Good-bye,” I thought as I
gradually and painfully awakened.
“He’s supposed to be taking
care of us until we get to gran
I opened my eyes as he was
We were completely alone. Just
my brother and 1.1 was three years
Upward Bound program to be held
Paine College, for the 18th year,
will host a summer residential
program for high school
sophomores and juniors.
Sponsored by the Department of
Education, Upward Bound
provides tutorial assistance in basic
skills plus recreational activities to
students from economically
deprived backgrounds. The pur
pose of the program is to generate
the skills and motivation necessary
for students to be successful in
educational endeavors beyond
old and very short. He was four
years old and shorter than me.
I heard someone say, “How
could parents be so cruel as to
allow their children to travel alone.
They should be jailed. It is a
But everyone was sympathetic.
They patted our heads while
shaking their heads in pity. They
gave us fried chicken to eat.
I held out my hand, took the
fried chicken, put it up to my
mouth, took a bite, chewed and
swallowed. I was very much like a
mechanical doll. Only, I am sure, I
operated at a much slower pace.
“We are at the mercy of these
strangers,” I thought.
“Jesus Wept,” I cried over and
over until I was lulled into a
restless sleep. The goblins and
monsters deserted me. The com
fort of being kicked and stomped
was gone. The large comfortable
belly of the whale was no longer
there. I was alone in a blackness
that tossed and turend me at will.
When I awakened, I was at the
mercy of who ever felt enough
pity to share their pity and their
fried chicken. I was grateful; but I
was angry. I was lost. I felt that I
was hanging by a nail from a cross
dangling, swaying with the wind
when it moved, hanging quietly
when it did not.
At that moment, I felt my
brother’s hand in mine. That was
Finally, the train arrived at our
destination in California. An older
woman was standing with a sign
•with our names on it. We stumbled
over shoes and people to reach her.
“I’m your grandmomma and
this is Uncle Willie.”
She appeared stern; but she was
there. Grandmomma and Uncle
Willie were there for me and my
I just moved wherever they led
me and was glad someone was
there to lead me and my brother
away. I felt relieved.
Grandmomma was good. She
provided for us. She sewed our
clothes. She took us to church. But
she never talked to us. We were
never encouraged to talk to her. We
were just there. She didn’t ask us
about our lives. She accepted us.
She tried to instill vlues and
morals in us. The traditional
punishment was used—beating.
It was not excessive beating by
any means. But often we did not
know what it was for. So we really
didn’t learn anything except that
we could be beaten whenever
adults felt like it.
At those times, I wondered,
“What sin have I committed?”
But I didn’t have time to think. My
father came to get us.
Thus far, more than 1,100
students have been served by Up
ward Bound at Paine. The
program is under the direction of
Earnestine Harris, Director of
Special Programs for the college.
Applications for the 1985
session, which will run from June
10 to July 30, are now being accep
ted. Interested high school
sophomores and juniors should
contact their guidance counselor or
phone the college at 722-4471, Ext.