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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1926)
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Ten per cent of the farms of Oregon have
electric service, all from regulated utilities.
Less than three per cent of the farms of -Ontario,
Canada, enjoy thd benefits of suqh ser-
In Oregon the regulated yitilities are extending
their lines as fast as business conditions
reasonably permit. Gradually but steadily
that service to rural communities is increas
ing. Ontario, served in part by the provincial gov
ernment, serves the centers of population.
Government operation means political opera
Political operation is after the votes.
The Housewives' Council "Water and Power"
Amendment gives an inexperienced board
absolute authority to spend fifty-three million
dollars from the sale of state bonds, for which
nil property in the state would be mortgaged.
The farmer-taxpayer helps to guarantee the
debt, but the Ontario experiment shows who
gets the service.
Don't Mortgage Your Property to Politics !
Paid Advertisement by Oregon Public Utlity Committee Opposed to the Hosewives Council "Water and Power" Bonding
Amendment 424 Pacific Building, Portland, Oregon. ,
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Will Be Given By The
Real old-time Dance-Waltzes, Reels,
The music will be like that of old, be-
CIVIC AUDITORIUM, The Dalles
ONE NIGHT ONLY, SUNDAY, OCT
SAM GRIFFIN'S ORIGINAL
o- ALL WHITE o
Gorgeous First Part Scene of the .
WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS AT WASHINGTON
Superb Company of Q MINSTREL STARS
COMEDIANS Zt) Singers, Dancers
Including Premier Comedians t o
TOM QUEEN, TOM SHEA, HARRY
BOWMAN, MORRIS MOSS, DON
McLEAN AND PADDY CROWLEY
50c, 75c, $1.00
a week's absence at the fair,
Tho Tygh Valley school has sent
a challenge to our Juniors for n
LinHkctbull game this weekend. We
nre nut Intending to schedule games
so early In the year as it In n game,
because of the celerity required, bot
tcr adapted to cooler woatnor.
The opening of school hnH, us
usual brought itinurent book and
Hupply peddler to teachers and
boards. Many of tho articles have
good talking points, but are without
Tho whole student body of tho
High school attended tho Freshman
party lost Friday evening in tho
High school gymnasium. InitiuLinn
stunts full of fun and good-follow-
ship were played on all the Fresh-
man. The reHt of tho evening was
npent at games until refreshments
were served at 10:30.
A new typewriter
chased by the dlHtrlot for th ini.
school. This was a ni..iliwl ii.v.J
ment since tho total of
are now kept busy throughout each
oy. nineteen students type for
two periods each day.
PICKED UP ABOUT TOWN"
a chance ta iudulgo in their younger
days' enjoyment, therefore has ar
ranged a real old-time dance for
next Saturday night.
Mike Creagcr runs small dairy,
and ho says tho "principal feature
of samo in supplying fodder foe the
If anyone has a pot crow he wants
to got rid of Just bring it to ,thii
print shop. We have three caU aria"
a dog, and still have room for j a
pet of another kind, a crow in pre
ference. Dr. Elwood says the reason some
autolsts never are hurt when they
tako a spill, is that they usually light
on a soft spot their heads. , ;'
Fluke Dothwell says he Is about to
glvo game wardens a chance;, to
earn their salaries. He Is going
Ingcrsoll watches7$1.60. Brimj
us your repair work. Maupin Drug
ing played by Claude Roberts and NOTES FROM MAUPIN SCHOOLS
iv - u
Mrs. Don Miller.
Come out and beat time to old-time tur.es.
Pine Ticket $1.00
j Since the last issue of The Times
j Robert Lewis has arranged to do
. some post-graduate work. Book
keeping, commercial arithmetic and
chemistry are new studies offered
(this year and many find in them a
Supper Extra chance to broaden their horizon;
Fred Shearer instructed in the
girls basketball Tuesday evening in
the absence of Mr. Ferguson.
Aileen Greene returned to school
Tuesday after an absence of tx
days on account of illness. Howard
also is in his accustomed place after
Sane Tax Thinking
an Oregon Need
By BRUCE DENNIS
Author of the D.onit Resolution...
Once believing, as many honestly now believe, that a state
income tax was the solution of taxation problems, I favored it.
When chairman of the Assessment and Taxation Committee of
1923 Oregon Legislative Session I assisted in framing and
adopting a state income tax law.
It reached a few individuals who wert
making good incomes and paying little, If
any, property tax, but it drove from Ore
gon millions of very badly needed Invest
ing capital, as everyone knows who haa
kept posted on the state's affairs.
k .11. . il i a . a
- n mreci case inai xorcea me to Know a
) itate income tax at this period of Oregon'a
A&S J development is unwise wu a million dol
lar investment which had been r1n nn.rf turn
the city in which I then lived. This investment hesitated until
the state Income tax law was repealed. Then it proceeded to
locate within the city's corporate limits poylng municipal,
high school and other taxes willingly. It also brought in a
payroll of at least f 20,000 a month.
This is but one instance of a large number throughout tha
state, which proves that no matter how pretty the theory of
state Income tflx may scorn to be, Oregon can ill afforJ to
adopt such it business policy when no other western state haa
it, and our dire need is to secure more people fith' Investing
capital to developc industry within our border.
Lowering taxes will never be done by an ambitious and pro
gressive people. That has been demonstrated time and again
when seemingly worthy projects of economy have failed of
popular sanction. The demand of the public for improve
ments is so great that administrative economy effecta only
small savings. '
These facU oeing of common knowledge and to a great ex
tent, of record, how are Oregon peoplo to obtain any tax re
, ,lcf? "'
Just one way: Attract more people and more Investing
capital to Bhare the p"ublic burden.
No state secures new industry and new investing capital .
without offering some inducement.
That is why I introduced Senate Joint Resolution No. 6,
commonly called tho "Denis" resolution, in the 1925 Legisla
tive Session. That is why it was passed by the legislature and
offered to Oregon voters for their consideration at this gener-
It provides that no income tax and no Inheritance tax can
be levied by the state of Oregon before 1940.
The Denis resolution is simply a business proposition. It la
all nonsense for Oregon to adopt an Income tax law one year
repeal it the next and then adopt it again the following year.
By such methods the state gives out-eiders, and her own
people, the idea that we are all confused and cannot think out
for ourselves and adopt a fixed policy relating to our financial
affairs. It leaves the commonwealth. In an unsettled condi
tion, and causes constant uncertainty, under which business
and industry and the daily affairs of the people cannot pros- '
per. The Denis Resolution guarantees to investing capital and
to all business generally a sane and safe policy until the year
1910 by assuring that this commonwealth will levy no state
Income or inheritance taxes on her people until that year.
Taking off inheritance taxes for that period is also a direct
bid for investing capital. The state treasury, instead of los
ing any money by doing away with inheritance tax, will gain
many times such amount by the increased wealth attracted to ' "
Oregon, which will pay ita regular taxes.
Capital seeks the channels of greatest awards and least haz
arda. We have everything to attract in the way of climate and re- ,
Now, let us ail do some hard thinking, cease calling each'
other names for a time, and vote for Oregon's advancement
VOTE 306 X YES-Dennis Resolution.
Vote 329 X NO -Offset Income Tax Bill
Vote 335 X NO Grange Income Tax Bill.
Greater Oregon Assn.
J. O. Elrod. Chnirmon
M. S. Hirsch II. J. Frank
Ira F. PowersJ. B. Yeon '
R. L. MacleayG. G. Guild
J. H. Burgard W. S. Babson
419 Oregon Building.