b'Events to Remember continuedThis Quarter in History . August, September and October 35 Years AgocontinuedMT: (RA) Reviewed her visit to Washington(GT) Marketers were concerned with increased indemnitycausing a tremendous drop in D.C. and meeting with Senator Max Baucus.clauses that suppliers were inserting into their supplytruck stop business statewide, They discussed the diesel tax collections fromcontracts.in the range of a 30% to 50% unattended pumps, and the position theID: (FS) visited with one of Idahos Tax Commissionersdrop. The claim was that the IRS was taking. Senator Baucuss office wasand discussed the recent report of a two percent increasetax was causing truckers to the strongest force in influencing the IRS toin tax receipts from the sale of gasoline and diesela re- fuel up in neighboring states.suspend the audits that they were conducting. Senatorverse of the downward trend so evident the past decade.UT: (GS) quoted GT, who said that tank leakage liabilityBaucus encouraged letters from MPMA members to keepMT: (RA) The new affidavit form required on the use ofwas the predominate issue discussed at the recent (EMA) him updated, and to keep the issue in front of the IRS.off-road diesel fuel was sent to marketers. The dealersAssociation Executives Conference at Lake Tahoe.NV: ED Deanna Doughty (DD) The statesmust keep all such affidavits for inspection by the Depart- WA: (DW) One of the hottest issues ever to face the longest legislative session in history, 151ment of Revenue. The MT convention theme was Pipelinepetroleum industry - retail divorcementwould be days, ended on June 18 at a cost to NV tax- to Profits. argued at the Washington Convention. Tim Hamilton, payers of nearly $6 million. For NV market- NV: (DD) There was a new increase in the Nevada stateExecutive Director of A.U.T.O. would argue favoring retail ers, as well as other business organizations,diesel fuel tax from 13 to 17 cents per gallon, withdivorcement, followed by Bill Wynn of Chevron USA, who it was a tough and a defensive session.another 3-cent increase in July 87. This increase waswould present the suppliers position.UT: ED Glade Sowards (GS) told of his fathers 1921 interview with Daddy Fifield of Continental Oil Company to become an agent for Conoco. Mr. Fifield stated that his company required three things of their agents: 1. Absolute loyalty to and hard work for the company. 2. Devotion to his family. 3. Dedicated community support and service. In this spirit, Glade encouraged all marketers to partake of the opportunity for community service and involvement. Remember, if you dont care, no one else will. WA: ED Don Wessels (DW) outlined the threat by the Washington State Department of Licensings Prorate and Fuel Tax Division to change motor vehicle fuel tax collection procedures. A task force composed of two representatives from each of the jobbers associations in the Northwest was formed. This task force issued a position statement outlining a general course of action to amend the revenue code.1987 (Aug 19) ABC News chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escaped his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.1987 (SEP WPMN) (JW)You support the association in two specific waysyour dues and your time. Both are es-sentialA call to a legislator and a letter to your congress-S man helps tremendously. It EP 1987 WPMN C is also important that the Association be made aware of the members opinions. over ClipYour opinion can be easily expressed with a call to your state execu-tive and officers and by attending your state meeting. It is there that policy is established by the membership. What you do will make a difference because this is your organiza-tion. I have confidence in the system; I have seen it work.Self-service gasoline sales accounted for 78% of all gasoline sales in the U.S. Utah continued to have theSEP 1987WPMN Clips highest self-service sales percentage at 93%, with Texas being second at 91%. 50 www.wpma.com / Fall 2022'