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FftttA OCTOBER 31, 1924
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we stand for a law that
kept 3000 families out of Oregon?
Of course we wouldn't! So it's up to us to vote the
antagonistic Income Tax Law out of existence!
For it has already lost for Oregon payrolls amount
ing to more than six million dollars ($6,000,000)
a year! And six million dollars means at least
3000 families who are lost to Oregon's popula
tion in just one year under this dangerous law.
Oregon needs Jobs and Markets
The Income Tax kills both!
Vote 312X YES and hill the Income Taxi
If there are two things Oregon needs above all others it is ( 1 ) jobs for her
workers, and (2) markets for her products. Every new enterprise or in
dustry brought into Oregon means more jobs. Jobs support population. Ev
ery increase in population means a better market for farm and factory
Yet the income tax law antagonizes industries and enterprises. Many au
thentic cases are on file where industries MOVED OUT OF OREGON OR
DECIDED NOT TO COME TO OREGON because of the income tax law.
Counting loss of capital invested, purchases and payroll, this loss is already
conservatively estimated at more than $40,000,000. The payroll loss alone
is already over $6,000,000 a year!
59 Industries lost to Oregon in
a single year others threatened
These figures show the appalling effect of this unwise tax law
which antagonizes industries on which a large part of our
growth and prosperity depend. ,
Recorded Damage Due to State Income Tare
Timber purchases cancelled or sus
Construction of lumber mills, towns,
logging camps and logging railways
abandoned or suspended 7,875,000
Other industrial investments can
celled or suspended 4,578,000
One year's operating payroll cn
foregoing items . . 5,6f.0,000
Disinccrporations, $4,606,000 capi-
ItaL Damage listed 110 only 4C0.600
Actual removal1' from the stte, in
cluding loss of only one year's pay
Threatened removals, including loss
of only one year's payroll 2,218,500
31 Cases as to which definite amounts
are not available, but which would
amount to m.my millions; da. nap
listed at 0
34 Cases still under investigation
would arrount to many millions;
damage listed as 0
21 Cases in which reported removal
or investment elsewhere was stat-d
to have been caused by the In com
tax but which cannot be verified :n
writing; damage listed as 0
These figures certified conservative and correct byt FRANK B. ANDRBW8,
CHARLES H. STEWART, BTN SELLING, CURISS A. BELL, J. K. GILL.
The customer who quits and say nothing
Thf insidious thing about this law is that industries do not complain they simply
pack up and move to another slate! They are like the customer who quits and says
nothing you never know he is dissatisfied nor why hence have no chance to
make matters right with him. Many large concerns who left or stayed out of Ore
gon on account of the income tax refused to allow us to use their names because
they did not want to be made to appear as tax dodgers and yet they could not af
ford to carry a tax burden in Oregon which they did not need to pay in California or
Washington! There is an old adage which says, "Business is sensitive It goes only
where it is invited and stays only where it is well treated." We cannot uftord to AN
TAGONIZE enterprises which other state 3 arc INVITING!
This insidious law must
It is hurting Oregon!
we had planned to establish our Northwest
headquarters in Portland. We changed our plans, and
are locating in Seattle because of the adverse Oregon
THE BOYLE-DAYTON CO., Los Angeles.
Had we known the Oregon Income Tax Law would
have passed, we certainly would have bought timber in
Washington or British Columbia, rather than in Ore
gon. CENTRAL COAL & COKE CO., Kansas City,
Owners of Vernonia, Ure., development.
We had planned on erecting a sawmill at a cost of
approximately $100,000 and four miles erf logging rail
road. This would increase our logging facilities which
would amount to an expenditure of about $150,000 addi
tional. THE GLENDALE LUMBER CO.,
Read these extracts from letters The originals
and hundreds more like them are on file. Then
go to the polls November 4th and rid Oregon
of this objectionable law which is keeping
millions of dollars and thousands of people
away from our state.
On receipt of a draft of the state income tax law at
our New York headquarters, instructions were sent to
dose the Pacific Coast branch at Portland, February
LEWI3-MEAP.S CO., New York.
Wa would not consider any further expansion as
lone as there is a state income tax in Oregon.
BARNES-LI NDSLEY MFG. CO., Portland, Ore.
We had completed plans and specifications for a
building to be used as a warehouse and offices for a
large corporation with headquarters in California, but
these plans fell through when they Uarned of the tate
Income tax meaaure. Will do nothing further in this
matter until tha Income tax measure is settled.
HOLMAr? TRANSFER CO., Portland, Oregon.
Will reduce our operations in Oregon and possibly
go to Vancouver, Washington.
COAST CULVERT & FLUME CO., Portland, Ore.
When the State of Oregon passed the state income
tax law, then wa believed it best to re-incorporate the
company in California, which was done.
BENSON LUMBER CO., San Diego, Cal.
we cannot permit ourselves to be burdened
with any taxea that our competitors, the majority of
whom are in Washington, do not have to pay. For
that reason we figure that if the income tax is to
be permanent, we, in self preservation, must with
draw our headquarters to another state.
M & M WOODWORKING CO., Portland. Oregon.
Coming from Wlaconsln, where we have had a state
income tax for several years, we are familiar with that
deterrent to buainess development, and we, ourselv-s
as well is many others whom we know, left Wisconsin
for the same reason for which we hesitate to go into
bueir.esa in Oregon.
WM. M. BRAY, Secy.-Treas., Ofhkosh Land
4 Timber Co., Oshkosh, Wis.; Pres. Klam
ath Logging Co., Klamath Falls, Ore. ; Pres.
Sprague River Co., Chiloquin, Ore.; Third
largeat owners in Klamath County.
We had acquired property for the erection of a
warehouse when we learned of this law.
I have heretofore advised on similar reriuests that we
cannot maintain our business in Oregon if the statute
TRUSCON STEEL COMPANY,
Youngstown, Ohio, W. F. Guthrie, V. P.
Will limit expansion to most absolute necessities to
complete present functions, a reduction of 65 in
program. On account of the severity and injustice of
the Oregon income tax law we have decided to cut
down our proposed building and equipment project
from $3$, 000 to $12,000, and had we realized that this
tax would become effective, we would not have
budgeted any additional improvement at ,
WESTERN LUMBER MFG. CO., San Francisco.
Our company will not expand In Portland so lona
as there is a State Income Tax Law. The principal
reason our head office was not located in Portland was
on this account.
BUNGE WESTERN GRAIN CC '.'('ORATION,
had we not already opened our offire there,
and established ourselves, we certainly would nol do
it now, and furthermore, we have bttn confidering the
advisability of discontinuing our branch there.
THE B. P. STUKTEVANT CO., San Francisco.
Mr. Herbert Armstrong, Western Manager for the
Menasha Woodoaajvare company, Ma'id that they were
figuring on moving the Western Woodenware Com
pany from Tacoma to Coos Bay, and had already pur
chased site on our waterfront. Later stated they
would not do anything at all towa:d a change until
they had seen the effect of the Oregon State Income
H. G. KERN, Piesident, Fust National Bank, t
North Bond, Oregon.
repealed we are serious con-
Unless the law
siderinz incorporating our Seattle hcise separ
diverting also to them all Oregon business that it is
possible for them to handle.
CLYDE EQUIPMENT CO., Portland, Oregon.
Our original plans of operations in Oregon called
for an annua) production of 200 million feet of lum
ber, whereas our present plana call tot only 20 of
that amount. Furthermore, we had planner on con
structing and operating a laige Dum and Sash Factory
in connection with our lumbering plant, but with this
threatening legislation there e no rut ouragement for
us to invest the necessary capital for carrying out our
We hope that the majority of the people in Oregon
will ultimately change their present attitude towards
capital and industry, to the end that it will be a wel
come visitor in every section of the state.
MOUNT EMILY TIMBER CO., La Grande, Ore.
we contemplated putting in an electric steel
furnace, but will nut do this until the law has been
changed. BEND IRON WORKS.
ry-, i i I 1 ror Oregon more than 40 million dollars just for the purpose of
I fllS taX laW liaS aireaUy lOSl soaking our enterprises 2 or 3 millions a year. Is that good business
or good sense? The situation is critical. It must be met by intelligent voting. If we want Oregon to grow we must vote to
KILL THE STATE INCOME TAX
312 jf Tea
by C C. Chapman, Editor, Oregon Voter, 223 Woreaater N
Portl.n-a, Or.goa-INCOME )?. Z
chapter 279 of tbe General Laws of Oregon of 1923, knowa aa
the Income lax Act
Vote 312 X Yes
Make aure your ballot
is marked thU way
l aid advertisement. Portland Chamber of Commerce Committee for rj--al of Income Tax,
W. S. Ilabson, Chairman, residence 542 East 15th Street, North, Portland, Oregon.