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THE ONTAMO ARQU9, ONTARIO, OREGON, THtJKSDAY.NOVEMBER 17, 1&21
lp GDutanu Anjttn
County Official Taper
An Independent Newspaper
Published Thursdays at Ontario,
Oregon, and ontorod at tho Ontario
post offlco for distribution as 2nd
O. K. Aiken, Managing Editor
8UI18CMPTION Ono Year, $2.00
tiu: nimnKT dilemma
Tho budget comtnltteu nppolntud
by tho County Court under tho
Htatuto panned by tho 1921 leglsln
turo, to assist tho court In prepar
ing tho 1022 budget for submission
to tho mass uieutlng of tho taxpny
urs on December 15 found Itself In
First, It found that when all thu
rouucsls wore tabulated that tho
totnl was nearly $100,000 beyond
tho legal limit, Including tho six
per cent Incrcnso allowed by law.
Second, It was faco to faco with
Second door south of the
ALL KINDS OF REPAIRING
Auction Sale every
Saturday. Be sure
and list your stuff
early so I can adver
tho stubborn fact that there 1 s al
ready a deficit In lax receipts of
$300,000 of 1021, showing that
without a single Incrcnso tho people
aro unoblo ft .pay tho 'bill already
assessed agaltiBt them.
Third, tho budgot makers found
that, under tho existing lnws thero
woro many sums which had to bo
Included regardless of tliolr personal
opinions or Judgment. For cxainplo
tho budget had to provldo for tho
mlllago taxes for common schools
tho high school tax to pay for the
tuition of pupils from districts
whoro no high school Is maintained
to tho districts whoro those pupils
attend; and ulso the mlllago tax for
higher education. Also tho budget
mukors had to Includo tho state tax
for stato government and tho gen-
oral road uiul market road taxes,
When those Items woro all lu
oluded n ml tho sums resulting woro
computed, thero wits not a wldo
margin loft upon which tho budget
committee could uso Its discretion.
Ono of tho most flagrant manda
tory Items, however, was that for
coyote bounties. This source nlono
used $13,000 of county funds this
year, nnd undor tho law must bo
paid, oven If It should bo doublo that
amount, so unjust is that statute.
Of courso tho county officials had
their budget demands adequato, nt
loast, according to tholr vlows of
tho Importauco of tholr particular
offices. With theso thu budget com
mlttco hnd so mo lenwuy In which
to act and thoy will undoubtedly he
Momowhat curtallod, but tho dlffor-
enco botween tho total minimum
with which thoy enn act Is rolatlvo
ly small compared with tho sum to
tal of nil tho budget that tho saving
thus roc ii red furnlshs but slight
relief to tho taxpayer.
ornmoiit aro multiplying, tho ten
dency has been to Iscroaso tho taxa
tion on land, which Is tho ono
form of property most easy to lo
cate. If n list of all tho taxpayers In
Malheur county, for oxamplo could
bo published, and tho public thus bo
mado acquainted with tho values
for taxation purposes Home nion re
turn to tho assessor, It would be an J
Illuminating document. It would bo
filled with surprises for ovoryono.
Somotlmcs ono is compcllod to
bcllovo that tho only way In which
tnx ovnslons enn bo curbed Is to
adopt tho Australian system, where,
If tho authorities hollo vo that prop
erty Is undervalued for taxation
purposes they aro ompowored to
purchase It at tho valuo which tho
TAXKH AM) INCO.Mi:
It has long been tho theory of
taxntlon that proporty valuos should
bo tho basis upon which tho statu
must dopond to arrive at tho sum
tho Individual ownor should contri
bute as his or her share of thu cost
Of lato years, howovor, a now
theory has boon advanced; which Is
a variation of tho abovo rulo; and
Is this; that a man should pay in
proportion to his ability that Is by
ascertaining his Incomo and taking
u proper percoutago thoreof.
It Is still u dobatablo quostlon
whothor tho tax Investigators aro
moro Buccosstul In socurlng an nc
curato statement of tho Incomes of
tho rich that thoy woro In locating
tho proporty of tho wealthy.
In Malhuur county, as In ovory
county, In ovory stato In tho Union,
there aro wealthy men who nover
havo had an approclablo porcontogol
of tholr proporty on tho tax rolls,
or It thoy wero represented on tho
roll It was at figures which wore
hut n porcontago of tho truo valuo.
As a going business tho nvoruga
county has two principal functions
which must bo maintained; first to
lovy taxes, nnd second to collect
thorn. In dodging both theso func
tions tho wealthy cltlien Is nblo to
boat tho gamo so often that tho
bunion of government falls uneven
ly upon tho loss fortunuto. As tho
result, bIiicq tho functions of gov-
VKKSAILLKH AND WASHINGTON
Two things stand out In a con
sldcratlon of tho differences appar
ent In tho reception of Secretary
Hughes disarmament program, and
tho outline of tho Lcaguo of Nations
set forth at Versailles.
First and foremost, It apparent
that what Secretary Humch propos
ed has boon maturely consldorod by
representatives, not of tho Stato de
partment nlono, but by tho naval ox
ports and by tho senatorial repre
sentatives who will bo called upon
If an agreement Is roachod embody
ing theso proposals, to present thu
troaty to tho sonata for confirma
tion. Then too, tho Hughes proposals
aro vory definite, very upoclflc,
tersoly written and subject to no
Hut tho greatest dlfforonco Is
maulfost In tho temper of minds of
tho people, shown by tho reception
tho proposals rccolvod.
This Is duo, In part to tho dlffor
onco In time, nnd tho dlfforonco In
placo whoro tho programs woro pro
posed. Tho Vorsalllos treaty was glvon
tho world in Paris, practically on
tho hattlo ground of tho world war.
It was glvon at a time when tho
poignant pains of war woro still
acuto. All tho world was still re
acting to tho horrors of tho conflict,
demanding retribution from tho
porpotrators of tho awful outrages
Echoes of Llslo, I.ouvaln, tho
Sommo and tho Argonno woro still
to bo hoard at tho council chambor
In Versailles. Tho world was In no
mood for Idealistic enterprises.
Today conditions aro dlfforont.
Washington Is far removed from tho
battle fields of Kuropo. Tho bur
dens Of wur taxation, without tho
stlmulous of patriotic forvour for
victory, pross heavily upon tho na
tions. Tho cry for relief from tho
pooplo has been hoard by tho gov
ernments and thoy must bo answer
ed. Secretary Hughos has outlined
tho hopos of tho world. Ho has
declared America's position in no
uncortaln tonus. Loadora of othor
nations must reply In kind or ad
mit tholr Inslncorlty. Hughes has
won for Amorlca a great moral victory.
Itoy Crouch Is shipping out a car
of hay this week.
Pat Couloy, a sheepman, last
wcok bought tho Morgan, Simon
and Martin hay and Is planning to
lamb In tho Kolony. Mr. Conley
has fed in tho Kolony tho past sev
eral years and finds tho hay and
feeding grounds Just right.
Philip Koyno who lambed In the
Kingman ranch Inst year hnB bought
tho Kingman Powell hay again this
Dave Spills and family of Idaho,
moved to tho Polo Chrlstonsen
hoiiflo lai.t week. (
Virgil C. Snow of tho American
Sunday School Union was nailing In
this community Tuesday and Wed
nesday of last wook. Tho object of
tho work Is to establish and main
tain Sunday schools In othorwlse
unserved districts In Mainour Coun
ty nnd In tho counties of R. W
Idaho. The work Is Intor-donionlnn-tlonal.
Thousands of churches of
various denominations havo sprung
from Union Sunday Schools In tho
U. 8. In tho past 100 years. Mr
Snow's address Is Pnvotto. Idaho
and ho will bo glnd to correspond
with anyone Interested In 8 S. work
In theso scutlons.
Messrs. A. J. Urockcr and Mark
Solomon woro down from lCinmott
for the week and with tho Fred
C. C. Cotton and fnmlly of NysHa
took possession of their ranch In tho
Kolony tho past wcok.
Mossrs. Andy Swnn and Oeo.
Hammock of Nyssa spout Sunday at
tho Powoll homo. '
Pupils nolthor nbsqnt nor tardy
In prof. Kvorotts room during the
month of October wore: Huby Heed,
Evelyn Dollord, Florence Hnrh, Jim
nltn Illgolow, Anna Hchwolzcr,
Charloy Ilradford, Avory Chrlston
sen, nnd Thcodoro Oronver,
Pupils neither absent uur Into In
tho grades, Miss Oladys Johnson,
teacher were: Florence Dollord,
Mary Ann Edwards) Orvlllo Me
Ewcn, Uuth Plnkston, James Mo
Ewon, Virginia McOlnnls, Margaret
Morfgan, Vlolol Plnkston, Leonard
Smith, Lloyd McEwen, Agnes Nich
ols, Elln Itced. Christina Christen-,
son, Jcanotto Martin, Kennoth llach,
Oornld Dollord, James McEwen,
und Cora Elliott.
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Horbort Hlckox narrowly escaped
serious Injury Monday inoriilnR,
while driving n team homo from
whoro ho had boon working. Tho
team which wus hltcliod to a liny
rnko suddenly hocomo frlRhtonotl
nnd ran away throwing Mr. Hlckox
undor tho rako, and ono of tho
ttnos cut a iloap gaah In his foro
hoatl. Ho Immodlatoly hurried to
Parma whoro u physician took four
stltchos In tho wound.
John Holly, accompanied by Paul
Mllsap and It. McCroary motored to
tho public auction tialo hold near
Wilder Tuesday. Oood sales as wall
as prices woro roportud. Mr. Mill-
sap purchasod fivo cows.
An Incroaso was mado In tho pop
ulation of tho town this wook when
a now family movod Into tho vacant
rosldonco of rotor Chrlstonsen
whero thoy expoct to apoud tho com
ing winter. Thoy will send heir
children to school In tho Kingman
Holly llros. aro running tholr
store on a strictly cash basis now,
which In tho long run will bo of
bonoflt to tho public, bocause of a
reduction In prlcos.
Mr. Eclins may bo listed among
tho luckoy onos, owing to tho fact
that ho bus sold his hay for tho
sum of four dollars and fifty conts
por ton. Mr. Watson of Parma will
balo It out.
Whllo playing with his brother,
Lloyd, Claronco Elliot had tho mis
fortuno to break two or threo small
volus In his oyo. Dr. Numbers was
consulted, who gave treatment to
tho eye and a shade to bo worn un
til complote recovery Is made.
A party of trappers wero soon
this week passing down tho rlvor In
a boat, fully oqulpped with a camp
ing outfit. Thoy stopped on "Dead
Man's Island" whoro thoy seem to
bo rostlng for tho time.
Mrs. Suslo l'omeroy roturned to
hor home In Adrian Saturday, after
a week's visit with tier tiaugnter,
Mrs. Earl Canorhlll of wilder who
has boen on tho sick list for sonio
time but Is said to bo slowly recov
ering. Two loads of sheop wore shipped
from Adrian this weok by Mr. Mon
deola from tho upper Owyhee.
Hob Prlscoll Is reported on the
sick list this weok.
Little Polly Ann Edwards was ab
sent from school this weok owing
to a slight Illness.
Mrs. Earl Canerhlll of Wilder
was a guest of her mother, Mrs
Suslo Pomeroy of Adrian this week
returning to her homo Friday.
Mrs. Clark Inos and children Lois
Ellen nnd Clarence Edwin, were
guests nt the D. T. Holly home Sun
day, A largo crowd appeared at the
masquerade dance given Armistice
night at the Dig Bend park. Donald
McOlnnls took first prlie being
drossed as an Indian chief.
P. D. Andorson shipped a car load
of hogs from Adrian Friday.
Mrs. Susie Pomeroy has rented
her place to tho Schafer Bros, for
the coming year. They expect to be
gin work Monday.
Mr. Zierllen completed a new po
tato cellar on his farm this week.
VIclntI Mendeola made a business
trip to Omaha, Nebraska Monday.
Ho expects to bo gone one or two
Much corn Itf being harvested
throughout tho vicinity at present
nnd a good yield Is reported.
Mrs. Hockls, who has boen stay
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week. The Hollys returned with
her spending the day,
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