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THE GA2ETTE-TIMES. HEPPNER. OREGON, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 30, 1924.
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C?V WISCONSIN TAXES aj- tSS "Vjfi i
f SHOWJBIS GROWTH L-.V)Sl Z&
LaFollette Has Not Helped
Working Man in State
Portland, Or. (Special.) Lboi
lhat is fallow-leg LaFollette had bet
ler look to performance of the LaFol
lette program elsewhere rather than
rely upon the promises ot what the
plan offers labor, according to a state
ment issued by Chairman L L. Pat
terson of the Republican State Cen
tral committee here. He said a study
of the way the LaFollette program
has worked out in Wisconsin will
proTe a titter disappointment to labor.
One would suppose, he said, that in
Wisconsin, where LaFollette and his
folicies have been enthroned without
Interruption for a quarter of a cen
tury, the status of the laboring man
would be ideal If not entirely per
fect, it would be assumed conditions
there would certainly be far better
thaa in any otter state of the union.
As a matter of fact, the contrary
Is the truth. An examination of of
ficial wage statistics shows that wages
In Wisconsin fall far below the aver
age wage level of the country as a
The manufacturing section United
States census of 1&19 shows that the
average monthly age in the manu
facturing industries of the country
was IH.50. The same report shows
the average wage in Wisconsin was
nly $S1 69. When ranked with other
states, Wisconsin stands 2&ta In its
Later studies of wage scales show
that the situation still obtains. The
srerage weekly wage paid in Wiscon
sin in all industries in June. 1924, as
stated In the report of the Wisconsin
Industrial commission, was $23.93.
Strange to say, while wages elsewhere
bave risen, they have declined in Wis
consin In the past four years, the
average waje in July, 1920, being
127.73. in comparison with the above
figure for this year. Yet the LaFol
lette group has been In undisputed
;ontrol in Wisconsin during these four
Hours of labor in Wisconsin are
long. In the country as a whole, 4S.6f
per cent of wage-earners in the manu
facturing industries work 48 hours or
leas a week, according to the U. S.
census of 1M9. In Wisconsin, how-ive-.
only 31.3 per rmt of the workers
Lb the nrtnufactuniig industries enjoy
I 4i hour week, or an eight-hour day.
among the states, Wisconsin takes
the humble rank of 39th in the per
Sentage of Its industrial workers who
enjoy a 4Shfir week or one of lesB
Obviously, then, the political econ
omy of '.lie LaFollette regime in Wis
consin hus not made the lot of the
wagw-earner any happier than in the
rest of the nation. Indeed, it is less
Idvantapeous than that of the work
er In utoi" of the Mates, viewed frotn
the double standard of hours and
If LaF'.'llette, with a free hand for
tile pulirieb for years in bis own
Itate. has been 0111111" to help the
working man there even so ajurn as
Is place him nt w-11 off as the average
working n.au throughout the country,
sow idle it is for the wor'niag man in
Orefcua to expert any benefit for him
self by vctliig fur LaFolK-tte.
Public Debt Reduced.
The public debt hap been cut down
ore than 13 .(0.0"o.l0 tin's 1921.
This ran an animal fsvinr of more
than Jl.tD.OOn.oM in interest alone.
raiMtirn has been redu- ed by the
tlotiiii; Republican administration II,
IbCO'Hi.ooO annually, or mere than I
er i'-iit In three years. During the
prevent fiscal year, tai reielpts will
ftau a rmiiig to the people of ap
rtiimur!y 16,000.000 a day, com
pared with 1921.
Foreign Policy Sound.
The republican platform on foreign
relations outlines a policy uhlch, car
Mod nut with the mtr.mou sense, clear
vision, and courage of Calvin Coolldge,
Mors the American people a con
structive course of honor, safety and
progress, for lis own and the world's
good It offers the only policy which,
at the present time, nitans the possi
bility of accomplishment. Dawes.
LaFollette System Results in
Heavily Increased Cost
"We are content to leave with the
pe-cple of Oregon the ecenomy record
of this administration and the same
record of the La Kollette regime in
Wisconsin as sufficient reason for a
vote taf Coolldge in the forthcoming
election." said I. L. Patterson, chair
man of ths Repubiicaa Stat Central
' We find that Coolldge, who said,
'I am for ooonomy. After that I am
for more economy,' meant what he
said and carried ouv this policy to the
limit, with the avowed intention of
cutting government eipensea and
tales still further in the coming four
"The La Follette conduct of affair
in Wisconsin shows constantly mount
ing extravagances ot state govern
ment and, because La Follette has
been in complete control there, ha
and his friends who are of the aam
political theories as himself, for the
past 30 years, It should be fair to
contrast the record ot this administra
tion In government, with Coolidge at
the head, and the record ot the La
Follette group In Wisconsin.
"We know that Coolidge Is the head
of the administration that has saved
the people of this country 16,000.000
daily in federal taxes as compared
with 1921. It has lopped 95.456 em
ployes from the federal payrolls. The
national debt has been reduced J2,
750.000,000 in three years. The bud
get haa been established, the Dawes
plan adopted and a period of prosper
ity has replaced general distress that
prevailed when this administration
took charge of public affairs.
"Now let us see what constructive
results the La Follette group haa ac
complished in Wisconsin. In 1901 La
Follette became governor and has
since retained control of the state with
his henchmen. From 1901 to 1920. the
records show, there was no great in
crease in the population of the state
While population increase from If 11
to 1023 was it per cent, increase ir,
property assessment for the same p-r
iod was more than 235 per cent and
the increase in state expenditures was
423 per cent. '
"In Wisconsin an army of new state
employes was created and the new
capital building became too limitod
to house the political swarm of tax
"The total assessed valuation ot
Wisconsin in 1901 was ll.436.2S4. 00).
In 1921 it had reached the startliiu
total of 34,694,739,962, without a ma
terial reduction in the rate per cent
of taxation. In addition to this assess
ment, too, a state income tax law took
more than 141.000,000 from the tax
payers from 1913 to 1921, inclusive.
"High cost of government in Wis
consin under the La Follette plan is
apparent to anyone who will consult
the record. He proposes to extend his
paternalistic, socialistic schemes in
Wisconsin to the national government
if he has the opportunity.
"The. E. Lyons, tor years a mem
ber of the Wisconsin tax commission
in a recent review of the Wisconsin
tax situation, said:
" 'It will be observed that these
levies jumped from 350,270.679 in 191 i
to I64.4SS.661 in 1918, or 38 per cent
and from 364.488,661 in 1918 to 117.-
921.738 in 1922, or 91.5 per cent. The
increase in the eisht-year period from
1914 to 1922 was 134 5 per cent.'
"Under the Coolldge plan of govern
ment. costs are decreasing and tax;;
are lessening. Under the La Follette
plan, costs are rising and taxes are
growing at a very heavy rate. It
should not be difficult for the voters
to make up their mind as to which
policy tbey prefer in their govern
VOTERS ADVISED ON
Voters at tt coming election, lb?
Rapubllcan Stlte Central commute
points out, should not be confused h
th grouping of names of three cand.
dates for Justices of the supriais j
court. Judge H. H. Belt, Judee Perc '
R. Kellr and Judge O. P. Coshnw, on I
the ballot. The first two are repub
1 1 cans but because of the fact that
the Tacaiwj Judge Kellr s?'.lis oc !
cured toe late for him to file as a i
republican, he was compelled to havt !
bis name placed fh the ballot as ar. ;
As the names of the three candl I
data are grouped, it mar be the mi?
taken idea of Toters ther are seekiic i
the same two racancies on the su '
Tnie court bench. This Is not thf i
faet. Jwsge Belt and Judge Coshn
re candidates for the vacancr caus j
i d bf the resignation of Lawrence T
Harris of Eugene, while Judge Kell)
peeks the acancr caused br the death I
of the lata Judge John McCourt. '
The elate committee points out tha'
no non partisan Issue Is Involved lr
this election. There are two varan J
c lee In the supreme court to be fiileii
caused br retirement and death of t
republicans There are two repuli
lican candidates. Jadge Hell an):
Judge Kellr, running for these places '
while Judge Coshow, a democrat, li
running against Judge Belt for the
vacancr caaaed hr the Judge Harrii
Both these republican candidates, II
is urg4. are well qualified for ths
positions tbr seek and deserve tht
volea of all republican and, Indeed,
j of ail (uv4 aitlseu ef whatever partf
LOOK WORSE N
Urgent Appeal For
the Near East Relief
To Friends of Little Children:
Sixteen thousand children saved
from blindness, homes or employment
found for more than fourteen thous
and, encouragement given to multi
tudes of exiles to begin life all over
again this is only a small part of
what your cooperation with that of
thousands of others meant in the
Near East last year.
We gave aid beyond our means to
thousands, but aid which we believe
you would have given, had you known
what we knew. Our relief agent
alone, gathered up six thousand or
phans, as the Christians were driven
past his station, last year. We could
not refuse the pleas of dying moth
ers for their children, and you would
not want us to.
The children are now in orphanages
outside of Turkey, safe from the
Turkish sword. They must not die
from Christian neglect.
But outside the orphanages in the
great refugee camps in Greece, are
thirty-five thousand children who
must have aid for at least four
months this winter, or the inevitable
result will be suffering and death.
We have absolutely nothing in sight
with which to care for these children.
Our whole resources are taxed to care
for those inside, our accounts are
overdrawn and only sacrificial giving
can save these children.
If you will send a gift, generous as
your heart prompts and your means
allows, by early mail, it will mean
that another child will have a fight
ing chance for life.
J. J. HANDSAKi-K,
Northwest Regional Director.
TIGS FOR SALE Two months old.
In.u-.ire thi. office. 030-2
y $90,000 in Premiums
In the great new Exposition Palae and Amphithaatr. tfcfl Padfle Interna
tional Live Stock Exposition will be bifrnr and better than rr. fnirtng
the largest combined exhibit of pure bred live itock ondcr one roof la AjQwric,
Beef and Dairy Cattle. Bones. Swine, Sheep, Goats; also Ponltry 8a0t,ls4
and Industrial Products, and World's Greatest N iffht Hone Show,
REDUCED FABES OX
. - . , . I
If you had an offer to buy your
property at a fair price and every
thing was ready to close the deal,
you would feel pretty good over it.
The intending purchaser, coming
from outside of Oregon, may have
been ready to sign his name and
pay over the money.
When he called, he might tell you:
"I just heard of your state income
"Fine idea, you tell him. "It takes
some taxes off from property and
puts them onto a lot of people who
"If I have no income from this in
vestment, all I have to pay is prop
erty tax?" he asks.
"That's the idea," you reply with
"Well, I wouldn't buy the property
if I didn't hope to get an income from
it, and if I got an income from it I
would have to pay income tax on top
of property tax. And if I lived on
the property, or lived anywhere in
Oregon, I would have to pay state in
come tax on my income from outside
of the state. That's not just, and my
taxes would be far higher than if I
simply had property tax to pay here."
And he went. The next you heard
from him he had bought property in
California or Washington, where
there are no state income taxes, or
ALL BAIL BO ADS
- - . a.
IN LADIES', MISSES' AND
They are always the best money can buy
It is a pleasure to show them.
FROM LAST WEEK.
had it twice in
had it three
times But twice
a6 bad behind
AS . Before
can Vow 'auata WrVtr
rr. r ?
ANSWER NEXT WEEK
had bought tax-exempt bonds. You
still have your property for sale
with no buyer in sight.
That is exactly what happened on
investments that would have totalled
more than $40,000,000 for Oregon.
The property is still for sale.
What does it profit a property-owner
to save a real or imaginary 5 on
his property tax if he cannot sell his
property at a fair price? The state
income tax is a bar to investment in
Oregon by people who have incomes.
It should be repealed.
To make the hair beautiful and free
the scalp of all disorders tnere is
nothing to equal the old reliable
Lucky Tiger Hair Remedy. Money
back guarantee at barbers and druggists.
FOR SALE Oliver typewriter No.
7, in good repair. Bargain. Phelps
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a few extras for the
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When you fail to get
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Is Not Far Away
A little more than two months and the Yuletide
will be here with its good cheer and happiness, and
the time is not a bit too long in which to plan and
secure the gifts which make this season the most
popular of the year. The foresighted ones have been
preparing for some time, and it now behooves every
one to begin their preparations.
Do Your Christmas
Shopping Early and
DO IT IN HEPPNER
Proper expression of the spirit of the season is
suggested in the slogan DO YOUR CHRISTMAS
SHOPPING AT HOME THIS YEAR. HePP-
ner merchants are now stocking their Christmas
goods, and in a short while will be able to show as
complete assortments as can be found anywhere.
Indications are that useful gifts will dominate this
year, and of these an abundance may be found.
Watch for the announcements featuring Christ
mas goods which will begin to appear soon, and give
the local merchants an opportunity to fill your order
before you send it away.
HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR CHRISTMAS
GREETING CARDS YET?
If not, come in and examine our complete stock.
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