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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1919)
REVENUE ACT PROVIDES
TAX ON MANY ARTICLES
Manufacturer, Dealers, and
LUXURIES PAY WITH STAMP AFFIXED
Taxpayers Supposed To As:erUin Their
liability; Ignorance of Law Not Valid
Reason for Non-Compliance.
Bossing Work from Airplane on Morgan Farm
The Revenue Act or 1918 provides
Ivren on many articles or general use.
On and after February 26, 1919.
Manufacturer of- following articles
sure required to pay a tax upon their
product when seld: Automobiles,
motorcycles, automobile trucks, tires,
inner tubes, parts or accessories for
matomoblles and trucks, pianos, or
jgans. phonographs and records, ten
nis rackets, skates, baseball goods
mad other sporting goods, chewing
Irani, cameras, photographic films
and plates, candy, firearms and cart
ridges, hunting knives, electric fans,
thctrmos bottles, cigar and cigarette
raiders and pipes, hunting and shoot
las garments and riding habits, art
icles made of fur, toilet soaps and
toilet powder. The manufacturers
of any of these articles should com
municate at once with Collector Mil
ton A. Miller to ascertain their lia
blUty. The tax on these articles does
not apply to stocks in the hands of
dealers, but only to articles sold on
and after February 25, 1919, by the
Another section of the act pro
vides a tax of ten per cent upon
sculptures, paintings, statuary and
other objects of art, when sold by
any other person than the artist
Therefore, any dealer handling this
-lasB of goods should apply for In
formation as to his liability.
Jewelry Bales I'ay 5 IVr ornt,
On and after April 1st, there will
he a tax of five per cent upon the
sales of all articles commonly or com
mercially known as Jewelry, includ
ing precious metals or imitations
thereof, and ivory, watches, clocks
and opera glasses. This tax is to j
be collected by the dealer upon such :
goods when sold to the user, and ev-1
ery store in Oregon handling any of I
these lines must collect this tax upon'
all sales made commencing April 1st'
1919. In order that a complete list i
of riealer.s in these Moods may be com-i
riled, all mi -h Aok'en mi u' I
heir nameb to the Collector at I'ort
land, stating the business engaged in.
On and after May 1st, 1919. there
ill be a tax collected from the pur
chaser of ice-cream, soda waier. ai.d ;
Ban other refreshments of this kind
as are served at .-orta fountains and i
similar places of business. Owners
of soda fountains and Ice cr-am par
Ion, should lie sure to have their
Twines listed with the Collector at j
l.uxuo Ta Effective Maj i
On and aft.-r May lst,1919, the
luxury tax will be effective. This i
jvrovides that a tax of 10 per cent
Khali be collected by the dealer from '
The puK-lias-r on carpets and rugs'
celling at over 5.00 a square yard;
picture tranien. iiuiiK-, rslisee, pur
ses, portable lighting fixtures, urn-1
"irellas, fans, smoking jackets, mens!
-waistcoats, mei-'s and women's hats, j
cups, boots, shoes, pumps and slip
pers, men's neckties and neckwear.
silk stockings or hose, women's silk
stockings or hose, men s shirts and
men's and women's pajamas, night
gowns and underwear, klmonas, pet
ticoats and waists. Practically ev
er store in Oregon will be affected
by this tax, which will apply to all
that part of the price for which the
gbods are sold iir excess of the price
stimulated In the Act.
On and after May 1st, 1919, per
fames, essences and extracts, denti
frices and similar articles, as well as
pills, tablets, powders and other me
dicinal preparations, will be subject
to a tax of one cent on each twenty
fire cents or fraction. This tax will
be paid by stamps affixed to the
goods by the seller. Other new taxes
are on shooting galleries which will
pay $20.00 a year, riding academies
which will pay 1100.00 a year, "for
hire" cars to pay $10.00 a year for
ach car having a seating capacity
f more than two and not more than
ueveii, and $20.00 for each automo
bile having a seating capacity of more
than seven. It is the Intention of
the Internal Revenue Bureau to give
wide publicity to the various pro
visions of the new Act, but it should
-not be forgotten that the taxpayer Is
. posed to ascertain his liability,
and that Ignorance of the law is not
- i by the courts to be a valid reci
Mi for not complying with the law.
Collector Miller will be pleased to
I'm i null all information upon request
ityt obviously has no means of reach -iM,.
everyone affected by the Act and
-tifyliig them individually of their
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to show their active part in battle. They know.
We will find that none of them And we should not regret Mil
regret what they have given, wnother money we gave and the sacrifices
(inly their time and the offer of their mniie. victory was worm u una
'Ives, or an arm or u leg. we have won the war!
The Plumber is a Robber!
The airplane as part or a farm
equipment le now a reality. It
makes Its appearance at Hardin,
Montana, on the wheat ranch
owned and controlled by John
I'ierpont Morgan and other New
York capitalists. Erhardt Schmltt,
former American army aviator,
baa been employed to operate the
machine His duties are to carry
the ranch manager from one part
of the 1 00.00 0-acre wheat ranch
Poet Exchanges Overseas Are
Taken Over by the Mili
Asserting that the valuable aid ren
dered by the war service of the Y. M.
C. A. had been a large factor In the
final great accomplishments of the
American army, General Pershing, in
a communication to K. 0. Carter, in
charge of association operations with
the American Expeditionary Forces,
pays a splendid tribute to the work
which this agency accomplished under
extreme difficulties and handicaps.
The Y. M. C. A. served th- gray bet
ter than could have been expected,"
says General Pershing.
At us own request the American Y.
M. O. A. has been relieved from main-
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pedltionary forces overseas, the need
for such service having been relieved
with the signing of the armistice. Cor
respondence exchanged between Gen
eral Pershing and K. C. Carter. In
charge of the Y. If, C A. with the
army, resulted In this decision. Car
ter wrote to General Pershing Jauuarj
-"Jill as follews:
Dear (leneial Pershing:
A year and a hulf an you ra
q-ieded the Y. If. C. A. to under
take operations tor post exchangee
for the American Expeditionary
Forces' in order that "officers snd
enlisted men nmv not be taken
away for that pnTSOSS from their
paramount military functions of
training and ti-. , tins."
Ai km a hostiUtfea ceaeed we
rained with you the question
Whether time had not come for the
Y. .t 0. A. to he relieved of the
operation of post exchangee in
rien of the fact that there Kua no
longer the name pressing demai-d
00 man power of the urmy for
training and fighting. When we
first raised the question with ou
It did not appear to you that It wa-i
feasible in the best Interests of
Maximum service to the arm that
a change be made. Now the iiltij.
fitlon Is materially altered,
Recent general orders from main
headquarters and requests from
commanding officers have laid ou
the Y. M. C. A. increased responsi
bilities In promoting edm-atlr nal.
athletic and entertainment artlvl
ties In the American Expeditionary
Force. This Is placing a rapidly
inci easing burden upon our per
sonnel. The army Is also now pre
paring for the delivery of all sip
piles, for post exchanges which
heretofore have been Imported,
manufactured and delivered by the
Y. M. C. A.
In view of the changed situation
1 wish to know whether you do not
think It would be possible for the
army at a vera, early tlatit to as
i .line full responsibility for the
maintenance of post exchanges
throughout the American Expedi
Very cordially fours,
( Signed) B. C. CAKTl'R.
Genera! Pershing Immediately acted
upon the suggestion made by Carter
and relieved the Y. M. C. A. of Its task
of maintaining the post exchanges. He
My Dear Mr. Carter:
I have received your l"er of
January 29th asking wfcvt ler. In
view of present changed situation.
It would be possible for the ami)
to assume full responsibility for
maintenance of poit exchanges'
throughout American Expedition
As you correctly state, the Y. M.
C. A. undertook the min ure -tie nt
of post axchsagM Bt m reqneot at
a time when It was of greitest im
portunco th.it no available soldlor .
should he taken away from vital
military functions of tr-iluin and
fighting. As reasons Wales, im
pelled me at that time to request
you to undertake this work no
longer exist, I am glad to snatofa
your suggestion In reaching this
concl.mlon I 'on II -ration hm been
given t:i new l-urdens In eon-iei-Hon
with entertainment, athletic
activities and education thai you
have assumed i lave -cord-IiikI.v
given directioni that amy
iiiiIih tthaMaalvwa take over and
operate their own post exchanges,
in Making thh ehang mil mo
to tlia .: you for th- rei f .-' 11 iblit
sarvh . ami i lataara whl th the
Y. M ". b ti render -i ts the
An " an Bxnedlttonary !' In
handling these exchamres 'audi-
ospped by shortage of tonnes. and
land transportation the v .' r. a.
has, by evtra e,i-itlu:i. IS ad the
urmv better than could have bees
expected, and you may be
that its aid has been a 1 ir - fac
tor In the final uroat a- oMolish
mint of the trqertcan army
Very cordially yu-ir i
(Signedi JOHN I. Pi:t i INO,
to other fields. A wireless to-
phone In the airplane enables II
manager to keep In constant con
munlcaiion with the ranch hum:
nor how many lives were lost, nor
how high the cost of living has gone,
we have attained the object we
sought, and It Is well worth the
price we paid we have won the war.
It Is not easy to realise all that
means. To our boys over there, It
means the end of a great struggle
an end to horror, and fighting, and
getting wounded or killed, and the
constant strain of ceaseless vigilance.
To us it means that our boys are
coming back, some safe and sound,
others with a mark from the Hun
Only when the man in
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give honest service, and
install honest goods AL
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Paint, Oil Limited Supply Ammunition
Economy Fruit Jars at Right Prices
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CALL AND INSPECT IT
UK M.WK WON Till: IV.tB.
Last Su.ulity. April 6th, wus the
second anniversary of the day upon
iwblc'i the United States government
I declared that a state of wur existed'
with the Imperial German government.
During the two years the Imperial
i i.i-riimn government hu ceased to
exist; some several billions of dollars
have spent on war materials; thous
ands of good American lives have
been lost; the cost of every article In
every-day use has Increased enorm
ously; taxes have been raised; and
we hear the cry that times have
No matter what billions were spent
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with water rights for sale on
Blitzen River in tracts of 80
Acres or more. Reasonable
prices one-fifth cash balance
easy terrhs, six per cent in
terest. Eastern Oregon Live Stock
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More than four thousand Delco-Light plants were de
livered for war work. They were used to supply elec
tric light in campa, storehouaea, hospitals, Y. M. C. A.
huts, airplane hangars, sub-chasers snd other branches
of the service.
In Red Cros t hospitals at the front. Dtlco
Light operated life-saving X-ray apparatus.
Delco-Light was specified by the Government because
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little attention, and because it is AIR-COOLED.
The result of Government tests and the satisfactory
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