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Portland, Oregon, 41Gio North
Jersey street, Oct. 30, 1U22. To
the Editor: I will attempt to an
alyze some of statements made
at the "Williams School house, St.
Johns, last Tuesday evening by
the chief speaker, Walter Pierce.
His first effort was to ridicule or
minimize the charges being made
thut he, through chicanery, so
cured thirty thousand dollars
from the school fund when no
person was supposed to bo al
lowed to have more than five
thousand dollars. His defense is
that it was not a law but a com
mittee ruling that established the
five thousand dollar maximum
amount and as they had n largo
amount of school money on hand
which they wished to got out on
interest they took this moans to
benefit the schools. It did not
seem to occur to him, a nn'inbor
of tho board, that they might ab
rogate the committee ruling and
loan to any one an amount that
lie was able to .secure, but no! a
better way in tho estimation of
Mr. Pierce was to make a phony
nnle to relatives and friends and
cause them to perjure themselves
that he might gel the money to
oarry on his business with, as ho
would lead us to Infer, but tlio
records seem to show that ho did
it for the purpose of profiteering
off of the state and that he loaned
the largest part of it out to fann
ers at a much greater rate of in
Wc would like to ask Mr. Pie re
if he or the board iiiado it a prat
tice to advise others who ha
large holdings to do as he di
that they might procure groate
amount than live thousand do
lnrs and thereby be able to lot
out more school money, or was it
n special dispensation by the
board of which he was a member
that he alone could benefit tlier
by. If he was so solicitous fo
the welfare of tho schools wli
did he not loan school money d
rcct to the farmers who procure!
it from mm at a much gronU
ratoT They surely wore in tho
marknt for cheap money.
Mr. nerce is strictly npposct
to bonds a very good thing ti
keep away from, if y u can gel
along without thorn, but a large
part of the farmers who ho dearly
loves liavu mortgages on (hoi
nrmii and arc paying around H
per cent interest. If those farm
or or any one else who are nay
ing a high rate of interest are oh
ligntcd to raise more money that
they would nave to narrow at
high rate of interest would it not
be better to pay oil' a bond at
per cent than a mortgage at 1
per cent f In this matter Mr
IVrcc iloos not use the busiueK
ooumon that he did when he bur
rowed school money at 'i nor cent
and loaned it out at a greater
rate or interest.
Mr. Pierce speaks disnarauiui;
ly of the gasoline tax bill (one of
the nest bills wo have on our stat
uo books) and as an illustration
an to how it works ho oitos one to
Meier & Frank who use gasoline
conveyances In their Iiuhiiicnn and
says "Don't you know that the
tax they pay on gasoline is
cnnrgfci to nvcriicntl expenses
ami is paid by the consumer?
That is a very bright idea of Ins
nnd compares favorably with tho
rrst or the mink ho has Itccu giv
ing us. According to his way of
thinking if Meier & Frank woiib
deliver their goods by pack iiiulo
or push eart, although it would
coct them a groat deal more than
it does bv thoir more modern v n
it would not be taxed up to over
head. Yes, Mr. Pierce, of course
it would be taxed to tho business
and would ultimately he paid by
the commuter just as inueh so as 'a
ueveranee tax on lumber which
you advocate would bo added to
the price of lumber and would fi
nally be paid by the party who
used it.uuil ir that party is a buil
i t ...
iter uo pastes it on to the homo
lliK proposed State Income Tax
bill, if it should become a law, is
another one of his measures that
is iineiy to work groat iniiir.v in
our State, It is all right for a Na
tional Income Tax, but when you
penalize an industry doing bust
ntua or wanting to do business in
your state when other states ad
joining do not havo such a law
you lofo that industry to tho oth
er states whose principles are to
encourage industry instead of
Mr. Pierce picks out some of
his best bills, such as tho market
road bill and holds them up as a
sample of his work, but fails to
comment on those numerous
largely spoliation ones that ho
hu sponsored or the one that lie
proposed amending tho constitu
tion, whereby no intangibles
could be taxed, thereby eliminat
ing from the tnx rolls all moneys,
credits, notes and accounts.
We all want to keep our taxes
down to the lowest possible limit
consistent with an amount neces
sary to defray the expenses of an
efficient government, but can wo
have faith in accomplishing that
object through one whoso past
acts have almost invariably been
at variance with what he now
proposes to dot
We now have a man at the
wheel of our ship of state who
has very good business judgment
and who is not uo thoroughly sur-'
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