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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 28, 1919)
WESTON, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 1919
In Order to Bo Helpful to Public,
Internal Revenue Bureau
. Hat Every Available
Officer In Field.
SEVERE PENALTIES IF YOU
DELAY BEYOND MARCH 15
Willi the duo data for Inrmnt Tnxe
III few wevka away, Ilia collection
r thla far-reaching mi un lUlfl In
raiiN ha marled off with a banc.
Everybody la figuring- Income lai.
Paymcnte and aworo atnitmttMit of
Income must reach Internal Revenue
filtlrM on or before March 13, and Ibcra
are aever peitnlilea fur aVIImiuvnry.
Residents of Oregon am required lo
mekt thiMr return and pay iMr taxes
to Milton A. Miller. Collector of Inter
pal Revenue, Portland, Ore., or to any
of hit deputy collector who art now
doing fre advlaory work on Income
"Pay your Incon. Tai by March
IV la th slogan f th Internal Reve
nn Bureau, which baa ant nary
available otrtetr Into tha field lo help
- Ilia public to understand Ilia requlra
menu and lo prepare Hi return.
Who Mutt Maka Rttum.
It I eaimated that many thouMmla
of atngl and runrrlr.l person In Ihla
action of .Hit I'nlltd State who Itav
never before mad annual rtturnt art
required to do ao thla year.
Income (ax return muat bo mad
between now and March 13 by pcrwma
who coma under th following claaaln
Any unmarried peraon whoa 1018
net Inromo waa f 1.000 or over. Wid
ow and widowers, divorcer and mar.
rlvd persons who art living apart from
thtlr husbands or wit, are for tho
purpole of th Incom Tat classed
Any marrtttl person living with wlfo
or hnaband whoa 1018 net Inrnm wa
13,000 or over. Tr Incomo of both
huahand and wlf muat bt considered,
together with th earning of minor
children, If any.
Rtvenu iurtau OrTr Aid. '
Each peraon In the United State
ho la In ellher of tbwo claaalficaHotia
muat get buay at our If ouiililn ar
to l ovoldwd. lie ahould secure a
blank Form HMO A for reporting net
Income tip to 13,000, or Form 1010 If
hla net Income exceeded Hint amount.
Form ar being distributed by Collec
tor and their Dvputlea, alo by bunk,
lty following the Instruction on th
form a correct return can be prepared
at home. If a person need advice or
aid, th Deputy Collector In the field
will furnish thla without charge.
" Tli new Hovenue Uiw place th In
eom Tax duty on cltlaen and rl
rionia Tha triinrniil Itwvenua Bureau
la tending Ita men to work right with
th public to get th tax and th re
turn In. With active co-operation,
every tax due Starch IS will bt paid
and every return required by low will
be In th Revenue oftlce on time.
A tingle peraon I Allowed a personal
exemption of $1,000. If he I support
ing In hi household relative who ar
dependent upon him. he may clnltn the
tnttis of th head of a fumlly who hn
tht aame exemption ne If married.
A mnrrled peraon, who Uvea with
wlf or husband. i allowed a personal
exemption of $2,000. Th head of
family 1 entitled to cliilm a ilmtlnr
An additional exemption of 1200 I
allowed for each peraon under eighteen
or tneapabl of upiort, who waa
dependent upon and received hi chief
euppnrt from th taxpayer,
A hutband and wife living together
art entitled to but on personal ex
emption of $2,000. If they mnk ep
arnte return, th exemption tuny b
claimed by either or divided.
Absolut accuracy I necessary In
making up Incom figure. Any pr-r-on
who I working for wage hould
find out exactly how much ha received
during th whole year 1018. Fee,
bank Interest, bond Interest, dividend,
rente received, . and all other Item
muat be reported correctly. Mer
guesses are not accepted, for they nr
unjust alike to ih taxpayer and the
Government, and defeat the proper ad
ministration of th Inw,
Walter Brackenbuah and Peter Mel-
. - -n -mA mAAnahlnra. were
eon. iwv ,io -
arretd r HHUdale, In Waihlng-'
ton county. A assail still for tne manu-
faotur of prune brandy wa found In
Oregon banker aubcrlbed approxi
mately $4,000,000 to tha lasue of Uni
ted State certificate of Indebtednes
dated February 18. Tbl Uue I In
anticipation of tha fifth loan, and ma
ture Julv 15.
VilO SAYS IT?
Slotting tliiouiib tlm mud
Co in ping iu th rain;
Hiking In a froion tram
iMiwn aum (leiman plain;'.
"Fall Inf bear tha sergeant r.
Far from hum and cinvwr;
Tell me. who th bally hell
Said th war "wa over?"
Chow for breakfast slum
Who naya men aw froh
While the bugler's foolish tun
Pipes the reveille?
"ItlKht dreaa!" bear Ilia aurgftant
Fiom .Mains acrowi to fJover;
Tell m who tbo boll It wu
Hald th war "waa overT"
Cleaning up a mat of wire,
Ktalned with clotted blood
Wher th big trucka bog and mire
In lb winter mud;
Full of tilth and na and fuss
' Cannoneer and drover,
Tell m who Hi tut brad wui
Bald tho ar "was over?"
Cable the Peace Conference
America' ' prnitica U at stake In
Iho coming Victory Libert ltun. The
eye of tho world are fixed upon u.
The nation of the world are going to
lata ua on thla laat effort. It lit right
that they aliould Judge ua. not by
what w do In the heat of the at nig
gle, but by our condition after th
On of tire beat guarantiee of aortd
peace for yeare t come would he th
auccenaful flotation of tha Victory Lib
erty Loan for flv or lx billion dot
lr. Even a combination of power
Inclined to tart another war would
herniate In th face of ucn a display
of tremendou national aticngth.
Every man who buy a Victory Lib
erty llond next April, moreover, will
b adding to th determination with
which America paka at tha Peaca
Conference. There are undoubtedly
going to be many momenta during that
Conference when every whit of tha
power of the United Btatea will ha
needed to ahap Into actualize too
Ideal for which we entered to world
Let th cable carry Into th Qua!
d'Oraay thla mear.e:
"America baa ovoraubaerlbod hr
Fifth Liberty t-oau by mora than a
Thla I a tlnm for ttralght thinking.
Mak ure th other fellow la not talk
ing drivel. Aoalyi bt thought, don't
follow It. Ha may b aufforlng with
phraaeologlB hemorrhage, i apl
denilc nowaday Ilk Influent and
much tnoro aerloui.
For InaUtnc In regard to the Vlo
tory Liberty Loan and theae fellowe
who thumb tholr veat. frown wlaely.
nd ay "Ut the banka do It. They
re burmlng with money." They ara
talking drivel. It lounda fin but It
Un't good , tonne. Nor I It good
economic, which amount to tha ama
It th government thought It waa
wla to "let the banka do it," the gov
ernment would let them do It. There
would be no Victory Liberty Loan In
the popular ene. But the govern
ment know better than to let tha
banka do It. '
Thl 1 tho period of reeontructlon
right now. It I a period of many
poaitbllltle economically. One possi
bility la industrial depression. Ona
preventative of Industrial dopreaalon
I plenty of money at favorable rate
of Intercut to etlmulat private enter
prlia. That mean our bank muet .
not be clogged with government e
curttle. It mean that wa can't af
ford to "let tha bank do It." Tha
people muat do It do It from tholr
earning, present and future.
Support th Victory Liberty Loan.
Agitation hai been begun oi .
movement for tha annexation of tho
Moler fruit district, tow part of Wa
co county, to Hood River county. It
la Mid MoBler fruit grower favor th
plan when tha Hood Rlver-Mosler oe
Hon of th Columbia river highway la
k plan to hold Joint meeting of tho
executive committee of the ohamber
of commerce of North Bend and
Marhflold monthly, a a meana of
promoting cloer co-operation In mat
ter affecting the welfara of tha two
commupltlea, wa lndortd at a met
mg oi me iwo
A ro-oDerattva shipping association,
formed In August. 1911, by members
of th farm bureau of Unn county,
ha shipped 28 carload of llveatock
from six town. The saving has been
SO cents a hundred 'pounds, or $2000
on the 26 carloads. Th present mem
oersbia U 177 farmer.
for r na. A
f , W Sfe. if I f Mi mn .
ARMENIA AND SYRIA
ANOTIICR JOB- -TOR THEIR UNCLE 3Arf
INCOME TAX 18
"The payment of Income taxes
take on a new algnlAcauce
w-lilrb aliould be undunttood by
every cltlwu. The taxation y
tem of thl country I truly pop
ular, of the people, by the p(o
pl and for the people. Every
citizen I llnhlo to tax, and the
nmouitt of tho tax Is graduated
according to the hucccm and for
tune nttnlued by ench Individual
In availing himself of the opimr
tutiltle cronted and preeerved
by our free Inatltutlon. The
method and degree of the tax is
ihMermliied by no favored clan,
but by the representatives of flie
people. Tho prtH'Ml of the tax
ehould bo regarded as a national
Itivontmcttt." Ihiulel C. Itojier,
Commissioner o." Internal Keve
' Furnished and Printed
SQUARE DEAL FOR EVERY
INCOME TAX PAYER
Washington, D. C "The
rliihts of nil persons now filing
Income Tax returns are amply
protected by provision for
ubatcmcntM, refunds and ap
poalft," sa.vs Commissioner Dan
iel C Roper.
"Every porsnn can be sure of
a square dual. No person Is ex
pected to pay more than hi
slmre of tax. Hi share I de
termined solely by the amount
and nature of his net Income for
1018, as defined In the law.
"Abatement petitions are dealt
with open-tnlndedly. Refunds
will be made in every case where
too much tux I erroneously col
lected. "The Income Tax Is 'on the
level' nil the way through."
Vote 300 X Yes for Rood Bond.
at the Leader office
BRIEF GENERAL NEWS
PoaUr advertlaing tha "Victory
Liberty Loan," will be displayed la all
German territory occupied by Ameri
Th final week of th CSth congress
wa ushered In Monday with the bual
eat aeven daya In all congressional
history In prospect
Th German national assembly baa
decided that Industrial material taken
from Franoe and Belgium must be re
turned, according to a dispatch from
An agreement baa been reached
whereby the United States will obtain
soma of the best German merchant
hip for transporting American sol
The proposal to alnk the German
warships now In the Scapa flow, ft la
generally stated In tha English news
paper. 1 practically certain to be ac
cepted by the peaca conference.
The senate has patted tht house
bill directing the war risk Insurance
bureau to return payment of allot
ment to enlisted men of tha army
and navy, which it discontinued last
Subscriptions to th fourth liberty
loan have mounted to $(,13.07350,
according to lata reports announced
by the treasury. Tha total announced
soon after th loan campaign clottd
Tha public utilities' commission of
Utah has Issued an order to all tele
phone eompanlea that the rates and
charges of service aa stipulated by
Postmaster General Burleson ahould
not be recognized.
Veteran Association Forming. -New
York. Incorporation under tha
law of New York of the World War
Veterans' association, a proposed na
tional, organisation to band together
veterans of all branches of tha service,
aiding them to obtain employment and
facilitating their return to civilian Ufa,
waa announced here.
Police and Moba Fight In Budapest.
Geneva. Hundreds of casualties re
sulted from a series of street battle
between the police and moba at Buda
pest, capital of Hungary.
Polish Army Advance Steadily.
Warsaw. The Polish force "ara
steadily advancing along the railways
with Grodno, Slonlm, Pinsk and Lutsk
as their temporary objective.
BY ALLIED FORCES
Archangel. Canadian. 'Italian, Si
berian and Russian Karelian troop in
an offensive movement aouthward
along th Murmansk railway on Feb
ruary 19, pushed forward thtrty-flv
miles, capturing considerable railway
material and fifty prisoners and in
flicting heavy lossea on the Bolshevlkl.
While tha other troops moved
through the wood on skis, outflanking
tha enemy at a bridge near tha village
of Ceglahi, the Siberians attacked fron
tally along the railroad and drove the
enemy beyond tha bridge after conald
arable fighting. ;
An Arctic Journey of probably the
greateet magnitude since the famous
Klondike gold rush has brought addi
tional British troops to the Archangel
front to reinforce greatly outnumbered
troop fighting the bolshevlkl. Hun
dred of sleighs driving in single file
over froxen tundra and . along roads
cut through pine forest completed the
most difficult part of their SOO-mlle
trip in 18 daya.
Tha trip waa planned and directed
by members of Sir Ernest H. Shackle
ton's Antarctic expedition, including
Dr. Macklln, and wa a signal success.
Sir Ernest himself, although not par
ticipating in th Journey to the front,
arrived at Archangel on an Ice-breaker
with the first detachment of reinforc
INCOME TAX PAYS
FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS.
"Viewed In Its largest and
truest sense, the payment of
taxes Is payment for benefits
received or expected. Only from
a narrow and essentially seiBsh
and shortsighted viewpoint can
the Individual propone to him
self the evasion of tax liability
as a desirable course of action."
Daniel C. Roper, Commission
er of Internal Revenue.
PAY AND FILE
BEFORE MAR. 15
U. S. Internal Revenue Bureau
Gives Warning That Severe
Penalties Will Be Enforced.
WOMEN WITHIN LAWS SCCPE;
HOW THEY REPORT INCOME
Th Income Tax drive cornea to a
clote on Saturday nlgbt. March 13.
All payment and returns doc oa that
date ander the provisions of th new
Revenue Law must be In tht hands of
local Internal Revenue Collectors be
fore their office close that night ' .
Th Income Tax is being collected la
meet th war expenses. Every person
who, shouted and tooted bt bora on
Armistice Day la now called upon to
' contribute hi share of tha coat of win
ning tha war.
The laggard and tha dodger will
face sever fines and Jail entevcea.
The Internal II even ee Bureau an
nounce that Ita offlcera will check n
all np to see that every person who
tome within tha copaf th Income
Tax law did hla share.
Where ta Pay and Fll.
Residents of Oregon are required W
make their return and pay their taxea
to MUton A. Sillier, Collector of Inter
nal Revenue. Portland, Ore or to any
of hla deputy collector who are now
doing free advisory work on Income
Payment sent by mall ahould be at
tacbed to the return and should bt In
the form of check, money order or
draft Cash payments by mall a re sent
at the taxpayer'a risk of lota.
If you ar unable to maka your re
turn personally because of Illness, ab
sence or incapacity, an agent or legal
represents tlva may maka yoor return.
If there are any doubtful point aa to
your Item of Income or allowable de
ductions, -yon should get la touch at
once with a Revenue officer or a bank
er for advice. L -:
Women Pay Tax.
Women are subject to all tbt require
ments of the Income Tax. Whether
tingle or married, a woman 'a Income
from all source most be considered.
. If unmarried, or If living apart from
her husband, she must maka her re
turn for 1018 if her net income waa
$1,000 or over.
If married and living with her hus
band, her income must be considered
with the husband's In determining tha
liability for a return. Their Joint In
come, less the credits allowtd by law,
is subject to normal tax. Tha wife's
net income la considered separately in
computing any surtax that may b due.
Husband and wife file Jointly, as a
rule. If the husband 4oea not Include
his wife's Income In his return, tha
wife must file a separate return.
Tha new Revenue Law places sever
penalties on a peraon who fall to
make return on time, refoaea to make
return or renders a fraudulent return.
For failure to maka return and pay tax
on time a fine of not mora than f 1.000
Is named, and 23 per cent of tha tax
due Is added to the assessment For
refusing wilfully to mak return, or
for making a false or fraudulent re
turn there ia a fine of not exceeding
$10,000 and Imprisonment et not ex
ceeding ona year, or both.
Farmer Income Taxable.
' Every farmer and ranchman who
had a fair or a rood year In 1013 must
heed the' Income Tax thla year. Ha
must consider all his income as tax
able. He la entitled to deduct from
hla gross Income all amounts expended
In carrying on hla farm. The cost of
farm machinery, farm buildings and
Improvement cannot be deducted.
The cost of live stock, either for re
sale or for breeding purpoeea, 1 also
regarded aa Investment
Overtime and Bonuses Taxed.
Salary and wage earners mast con
sider as taxable every item received
from employeera ' and from other
sources. Bonuses-and overtime pay
are to be reported, a well aa tha regu
Allowance for Losses.
Lossea sustained in 1018 and not cov
ered by Insurance are deductible Item
if Incurred in tha taxpayer'a businesa
or trade, in any transaction under
taken for profit, or arising from fire,
storm, shipwreck or other casualty, or
Don't think you have sacrificed be
cause you may be paying for your Interest-bearing
Fourth Liberty Loan
Bonds. These fellows back from Franca
legless, armless or slrhtless dont think
they have sacrificed- They simply
think, they did their duty.
The Victory Loan coming in April
is tho last Liberty Loan. Then th
war is over for yoi. It will be still
going on tor 1,000,000 Americana ID