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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 42
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 1925.
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
BY N. J. SINNOTT
EXTENT OF WHEAT
$500 IN PRIZES FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS IN
BIG CLUB CONTEST
WHAT WILL HAPPEN, IF
33rd Session ' Organized
Take But Little Time.
Governor Read Message; Moaer It
President of Senate, Burdick
Speaker of House.
The S3rd session of the Oregon
Legislature convened at Salem Mon
day and quickly perfected He organ
itation. Gui C. Moier of Multnomah
county wai elected president of the
senate and Denton G. Burdick of
Deschutes county was chosen speaker
of the house, neither gentleman hav
ing opposition. Other routine pro
ceedings went through on record time
and the legislature was ready to take
up its work.
"Old Man Economy" has made his
appearance at Salem, as this seems
to be the keynote of the session. Nu
merous bills have already been pre
sented and there will doubtless be
the usual amount of measures to
wrestle with. Governor Pierce has a
number of things he wishes the leg
islature to consider, and there will
be presented again a measure provid
ing for an income tax. The tax ques
tion will become a big issue, doubt
less. Governor Pierce presented his mes
sage to the body in joint session.
The document is too long for us to
give it in full, so we have only taken
that portion pertaining to taxation,
and quote the Governor as follows:
Taxation hat received my most
earnest attention during the past two
years. In the belief that reduction in
the cost of government was upper
most In the public desire. Unques
tionably, the paramount issue in the
campaign of 1922 was the reduction
and redistribution of taxes. I kept
this Issue squarely before the people
in every address that I made during
that campaign. During my incumben
cy of the office of Governor I have
done all within my power to carry
out the pledges made at that time,
and feel that I can now point to a
substantial measure of achievement,
in that I have kept every pledge that
Two Million Tax Cut.
In 1922 the state tax levy, includ
ing fixed millages, was 19,376.289.11.
This year the stats tax levy is $7,492,
761,47, or a real reduction in state
taxes of substantially $2,000,000, not
withstanding the fact that when I be
came governor there existed in the
state treasury a deficit of approxi
mately $100,000 growing out of the
fact that the legislature had in the
past appropriated larger sums than
the tax commission was allowed to
levy under the 6 per cent tax limita
tion law. There is, at the present
time, a surplus of more than $200,000
in the state treasury.
Had the voters of Oregon seen fit
to allow the state income tax law to
remain upon the statute books, no
state tax would have been levied this
year, except the millages fixed by law
which are outside the 6 per cent tax
limitation, and which will aggregate
in 1925 approximately 6.5 mills, or
$5,669,712. While we have had a
measure of both reduction and redis
tribution of state taxes, it is true
that wo who earnestly desire further
to redistribute the burden of taxation
have suffered a serious setback thru
the repeal of the state income tax
law, which was accomplished by the
prodigal use of a lavish campaign
fund and spent very largely in the
repeated publication of false and mis
Repeatedly it has been stated that
in my campaign of 1922 I promised
to cut taxes in half. This falsehood,
malicious and utterly without the
ahadow of foundation In truth, hat
been broadcasted about the state for
the past two years. I made no such
tatement to anyone a any time. What
I did tay repeatedly and now say
again, is that one-half of the state
taxes, now borne by property, could
and should be placed upon shoulders
far better able to bear it.
Income Tax Needed.
The operation of the state Income
tax clearly establishea the fact that
my statement was correct. Income
tax returns now on file in the state
income tax department reveal that
during the year 1923 a net income of
$160,000,000 waa made by Individuals
and corporations in Oregon. After
all exemptions for families and de
pendents were deducted, there re
mained more than $70,000,000 taxable
Income upon which Income taxes were
assessed for the year 1923, The rec
ords in the state house further dis
close that 25,000 income taxpayers
in Oregon enjoyed in 1923 a net In
come of $67,000,000. Returns show
that they paid In property tax $327,
036. The property tax was less than
one-half of one per cent of their net
income, and 8190 taxpayers, with in
comes a little less than $11,000,000
net, paid $6,380,000 In property tax,
or almost 60 per cent of their Income.
If the entire tax load of tho state,
including all of its political subdi
visions, were to be placed upon net
incomes, after allowing exemptions
for dependents, a little more than
one-half of the taxable Income of all
the cltiient would be required. As
it now is, the $40,000,000 exacted
annually in taxes from thoso who
hold property, can mean only the con
fiscation of many hornet.
Practically one-half of the real
property In Oregon today will not
rent for mora than enough to pay the
taxet levied against it. At least two
thirds of the rent value will be re
quired to pay the taxes levied. Slow
ly but surely, the unequal distribu
tion of the burden of government is
confiscating the property of many
people in this state Readjustment
mutt be made,
I continue a firm believer in the
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35,000 Acres In Eastern Oregon
Affected by New Measure; Has
Backing of Forest Dept.
"The passage by the House on Jan
uary 5 of a land exchange bill af
fecting lands in Eastern Oregon is
simply carrying out the principles of
the Clarke-McNary Forestry Act,"
said District Forester C. M. Granger,
in commenting on the recent action
by the lower house of congress.
"The principles of such exchange
legislation have been recognized by
congress for some time. This bill is
similar to the Wenatchee exchange
law passed three years ago and the
later Deschutes Act, both of which
look to the consolidation of govern
ment forest lands and the acquiring
by the government of cutover lands
suitable for the growing of timber,"
Mr. Granger stated. "There are some
36,000 acrea of Government land in
cluded in the Eastern Oregon bill
which waa introduced by Congress
The laad exchange bill affecting
lands outside of the Umatilla, Wal
lowa and Whitman Forests is said by
District Forester Granger to be an
extension of the exchange law al
ready in effect inside the National
Forests of the United States. This
extension would give authority for
the Secretaries of Agriculture and of
the Interior to accept lands in ex
change outside the Forests within the
prescribed area whenever they felt it
was in the public Interest to do so.
The law would give purely discre
tionary authority to the two Depart
ments and contains no obligation on
the part of the government to approve
any application. The area which
could be acquired under the law lies
adjacent to the National Forests and
its acquisition would serve to round
out natural units of national forest
land, according to forestry officials.
Mr. Granger stated that the De
partment of Agriculture has report
ed favorably to congress on the bill,
believing that some favorable influ
ence can be exercised by the Forest
Service under the measure toward
securing better conditions for forest
growth on the cut-over lands lying
in me urande Konde country. "The
Forest Service will under the new
proposed law be able to offer stumn-
age inside the National Forests for
such cutover lands In good condition
of forest young growth as may be
obtainable at reasonable prices,"
stated Mr. Granger.
This, said Mr. Granger, is the main
object of the bill. The countrv in
cluded it rough land, valuable for
timber growing and watershed pro
tection. Mr. Granger stated that no arraneo-
menta had been made with any own
era for an exchange. The proposed
law, ne stated, is similar in its terms
snd workings to the Deschutes ex
change law which passed Congreat
three years ago and which is being
used to protect timber and forest
growth condition! in the Bend re
gion on The Dalles-California High
Move Service Station
To Lot On Main Street
Ferguson Brothers have removed
their service itation to the lot on
Mam street formerly owned by the
K. of P. lodge of this city, and more
recently used as the place for pitch
ing the big Chautauqua tent. The
little building was placed on the cor
nor of the lot on Tuesday, and the
boys are getting It nicely shaped up
Gene and Raymond Ferguson re
cently purchased this corner from
Marion Evans and when thov o-et
fixed up they will have one of the '
best locations In the city for a ser
vice ttation. The station was former
ly located on the Morgan lot along
side the highway opposite the ware
house of Brown & Lowry.
Second Graders Hustle
Out Good Attendance
By the hustling of the second grade
pupilt during tho week there was a
good attendance at tho P. T. A. meet
ing at the high school auditorium on
Wednesday afternoon, at which time
the newly chosen president, Mrs.
Frank Turner, presided. As a reward
for the effort put forth by the pupils
the second grade was awarded the
prise when the vote was taken on the
A principal feature on the program
was the drill of the Girl Reserves un
der their leader, Miss Elizabeth
Phelps, Aside from tho entertain
ment furnished by the girls, Miss
1'helps gnve a talk and outlined the
objects and work of the organization
in an interesting manner. The Re
serves number 20 members at the
present time and the kynote or slo
gan is Service.
The Girl Scouts and second grade
pupils put on a dramatization of the
I'ied Piper and their work was cred
itable and very amusing as well as
The goodly attendance was encour-
nging to the president and It is hoped
tnat it may keep up for the remainder
of the year.
Mr. and Mrs. Waltor Cason have re.
turned to lone from Portland, and
are now making their home there.
They recently purchased the resi
dence property of tho late Mrs. Mary
Hale, mother of Mrs. Cason,
FOR SALE 1922 Ford Scdnnj good
tires, spare, Hassler shocks, foot
feed and other extras. Mechanically
porfect, A good buy If you need a
oar. Price $.100. ALVA JONES, Box
luz, Lexington, Oregon.
Mitt Anna Dohcrly, clerk in the
office of Sheriff McPulToo, has gone
to Portland where she will spond the
week-end visiting with frionda.
WHEAT DAMAGE IS
HARD TO ESTIMATE
Pioneer of Lexington Section
Thinks Some Weeks Yet
Required to Tell.
B. F. Swaggart, pioneer stockman
and farmer of the Lexington section,
owner of the Eastern Oregon Jack
farm, and withal, a close observer
when it comes to those matters per
taining to his line of endeavor, was
in the city on Saturday and dropped
n to have a chat with tba G.-T. edi
tor for a few momens. Naturally,
the question of the damage done to
the wheat by the recent cold Bnap
was the subject receiving the most
"Just to what extent wheat is dam
aged, will require several weeks to
determine," stated Mr. Swaggart "My
opinion is that some varieties will
have to be reseeded, but am hoping
that the damage has been over esti
mated. Grain is in a very delicate
state at this time, and just what the
outcome will be to a large per cent
of It depends on the future weather
Mr. Swnggnrt is regretting the loss
of a family heirloom recently. This
was a meerschaum pipe that he had
been in possession of for 40 years,
handed down to him from his great
grandfather, and as such greatly
prized and carefully guarded. He
never took the pipe from the house,
but during the winter months it was
his solace while sitting about the
house. The pipe fell from the shelf
where it was always laid, to the kind
ling behind the stove and found its
way into the fire and was destroyed.
Mr. Swaggart regrets the loss more
because of the family history than
for any other reason.
Elks Will Entertain the
Pupils of High Schools
Hcppner Lodjre No. 3B8, B. P. 0. E.,
arc arrnncing to entertain members
of the high schools of Heppner, Lex
ington and lone with a dancing
party en the evening of Saturday,
Tho Elks and their ladies are also
expected to be present at this func
tion and nelp in tho entertaining.
There is to be plenty of good mime
and a good time is assured.
YOUR INCOME TAX.
Your income tax for the year 1924
is less, in proportion to your income,
than was tho tax for'1923. A rate re
duction, however, is not the only ben
efit afforded by the revenue act of
1924. Increase in the exemption for
married persons, a 25 per cent reduc
tion on "earned income," and other
changes in revenuo legislation are of
immediate interest to evrey taxpayer.
The revenue act of 1924 requires
that returns be filed by every single
person whose net Income for 1924 was
$1,000 or more, or whose gross income
was $5,000 or more, and by every
married couple whose aggregate net
income was $2,500 or moro, or whose
aggregate, gross income was $5,000 or
more. Last year returns were re
quired of married couples whose ag
gregate net income was $2,000 or
more. Husband and wife, living to
gether, may Include the Income of
each in a single joint return, or each
may file a separate return showing the
income of eaclC Net income is gross
income less cortnin specified reduc
tions for business expense, losses, bad
debts, contributions, etc.
Tho period for filing returns is
from January 1 to March IB, 1925. The
return, accompanied by at least ono
fouith of the amount of tax duo, must
bo filed with the collector of internal
revenue for the district in which tho
taxpnyer has hit legal residence or
has his principal plnco of business.
January Clearance Sale of all win
tor hats at hnlf and less. MRS. M. L.
CURIiAN'S MILLINERY S1I0PPE.
Phlll Colin Is up from Portland thli
week looking after bUBlnoss affairs
FARMERS COULD CUT
Cleaning of Grain on the
by Market Agent.
C. E. SPENCE, State Market Agent.
An amazing sum, in the aggregate,
could be saved by the grain growers
if they would clean their wheat of
foul dockage on the farm, at the time
of threshing. A cleaner, constructed
along the lines of a disk separator,
is now on the market It can be at
tached to the thresher, and testa made
on wheat containing dockage as high
as 25 per cent have resulted in re
ducing tho dockage to less than one
per cent, and the screenings removed
contained less wheat than is ordin
arily found in elevator screenings.
There is, of course, a certain dock
age of oats, barley, etc., that the
grower gets credit for, but there is
a great quantity of other dockage
that is a dead loss to him in the way
of freight, handling, insurance, etc.,
and there is often contention between
the grower and elevator over the
amount of dockage. Yet at the tame
time this dockage, when removed at
the thresher, is of considerable value
for feeding purposes, and when
ground is a good substitute for oats,
barley and mill feed. Stock food
companies purchase this dockage
from the elevators, and after grind
ing use it, in poultry and stock foods.
In five wheat states in the spring
crop of 1923, reports from 1400 ele
vators showed the total wheat dock
age to be 11,650,000 bushels or the
equivalent of 13,980 carloads. This
dockage when considered as wheat,
or on a wheat basas, would amount
to $10,000,000 exclusive of freight, in
terest, handling and Btorage charges.
The records of the Oregon State
Grain Department show the dockage
(Continued on Pare Four.)
Closing Out Sale
Big reduction on Plows,
Superior Drills and
3-hottonyl4- 16-in Oliver Gang Plows. $139
2-hottom. H-. 16-in. Oliver Gang Plows. $99
Come in early as our stock
will not last long at
Peoples Hardware Co.
I. 0. 0. F. ENJOY
Large Gathering of the Three
Link Fraternity at Lexington
Last Thursday Evening.
The Lexington Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs entertained the brother and
sister lodges of Morrow county at
their hall in Lexington on last Thurs
day evening, and the occasion is pro
nounced the very best yet enjoyed.
From lone, Heppner and Morgan
there were large delegations who
joined with the Lexington brothers
and sisters and the visiting members
in the feast of good things that had
been prepared for the mental and
physical man by the Lexington lodges
and no less than 200 people, members
of the orders, were in attendance.
At 8:30 the invocation was offered
by Rev. W. W. Head of lone, after
which the company remained bowed
in silent respect to their recently
departed brothers and sisters. The
following program was then given:
Music McMillan Orchestra
Vocal Solo Mrs. Frank Turner
Recitation, "Joint Installation"
Piano Solo Mrs. Grady
Feature Dance Claudia McMillan
Reading ..... Miss Lemery
Reading Miss Gladys Bengo
Following the program luncheon
was served by the Rebekah lodge of
Lexington, and the remainder of the
evening was spent in playing of games
and a general good social time.
The next get-together meeting is
scheduled to be held at Heppner on
the evening of February 4th.
The lodges represented at the meet
ing joined in sending a letter of
greetings and affection to Bro. Lee
Padberg of lone, who is seriously ill
Lost A small straw suitcase,
somewhere on road between Hennner
and Pendleton via. Lexington. Finder
please leave at this office. Suitable
County Agent Advises
Best Methods For
ROGER W. MORSE, County Agent
The extent of the wheat damage
by the recent freeze in Morrow coun
ty it very hard to determine at the
present time. Apparently all wheat
in the county hat been damaged. The
real extent of thit damage depends
largely on the weather from now on.
Continued freezing and thawing, or
another cold snap without anow pro
tection, will probably mean that t
large acreage will have to be reseed
ed. On the contrary, favorable
weather may leave enough of a stand
so that it will not pay to reaeed.
The tafest plan to follow will be
to prepare for reseeding by getting
a line on available spring seed and
getting the outfit in thape to start
seeding on short notice. In a tele
phone conversation with the writer
Tuesday morning, D. E. Stephen!, of
the Moro Experiment ttation, stated
that he believed little reseeding
would be necessary in Sherman coun
ty, provided the weather from now
on wat favorable. He estimate! the
present damage at about fifty per
cent of the stand in moat fields.
Should reseeding be necessary, it
will be advisable to tow wheats that
will grade the tame at the wheat now
in the ground. For reseeding Tur
key, where there will be part of a
stand of Turkey left, Red Bobs or
Marquia would be the beet varietiet.
For reseeding hybrid 128 or fortyfold
federation or hard federation would
be used. Where the tand it entirely
gone, spring barley would be a good
crop to plant Unless it could be
done at once, it is not considered ad
visable to reaeed to any of the win
ter grains now in the ground.
Information as to available spring
wheat is being obtained by the Coun
ty Agent so that a supply can be se
cured as soon as it is definitely known
how much seed will be needed.
Last Friday night the Freshmen
staged their annual come-back by
giving the upper classmen a masquer
ade party. There were some very
good costumes. Byron Johnson, who
took first prize, wat dressed as a
Mexican, and a very good one he was,
too. You couldn't have told him from
the real article. Then Mary Patter
son, second prize, waa another good
one, and ran Byron a close race, al
though in an entirely different sphere
of action. She was dressed as a
freckled-faced boy. Crocket Sprouls
took third, assuming not only the ap
pearance but also the character of a
brigand, to judge from the noise and
scuffling that ensued when he ap
peared. We give the Freshmen credit for
serving good eats. They terved fruit
salad with cake and cocoa.
Everyone enjoyed himself immense
ly, in spite of the usual gang of
roughnecks who always attend these
gatherings uninvited, and act so much
like little boys that they have to be
watched to be kept out of mischief.
Two of the most exciting and enter
taining basketball games of the sea
son were played last Saturday eve
ning. The high school girls matched
their skill and dexterity against a
few of their graduated sisters, the
town team. This team consised of
Tina Doherty, jumping center; Ruth
Tash, side center; Elaine Sigsbee and
Florence Cason, forwards; Velma Hall
and Agnes McDaid, guards.
By hard playing the high school
girls were able to overcome their op
ponents who had had lest practice
and the game resulted in a score of
10 to 15.
To complete an exciting evening
the high school boys played the Hard
man high achool boys. The teams
seemed to be fairly well -matched.
The game was a good one, both teams
showing their speed and at the end
of the first half the score ttood 4-4.
Heppner succeeded in making a basket
during the last half while Hantaan
seemed unable to do to altho they
kept the ball their share of the time.
At the end of the game the score
stood 4-6 in Heppner't favor.
Examsl The semester examina
tions will be given Thursday and Fri
day. The high school team will play
Boardman at Irrigon next Friday and
Arlington here next Saturday.
The "H" Club is beginning again
on preparation! for the tmoker which
was delayed by the cold map. It has
been decided that the smoker will be
held a week from next Wednesday,
on the 28th of January. The club
expecta to put on a good card.
PURLOIN PELTS FROM MAN
WHO BEFRIENDED THEM
James Garrett and Billy Daly, a
couple of young men passing through
the country and claiming to be from
Montana, were treated to breakfast
at the home of Gus Miller on Butter
creek Monday morning, and to show
their appreciation of hit kindness
purloined some furs that the old gen
They were apprehended at Heppner
by Sheriff McUuffee, who had b.een
informed of the missing pelts by Mil
ler, and held for petit larceny. Their
hearing was before Justice Young on
Wednesday and he gave each of them
30 days in the county jail.
We are informed that there will be
more business in the court of Jus
tice Young on charges of petty theiv
ery, as complaints have been lodged
with that official covering some acts
of this nature.
NOTICE All account! due the Cen
tral Meat Market to October IS, 1924,
are to be paid only at the office of
Jos. J. Nys, Heppner, Oregon, either
by cash or note, by February 1, 1925,
B. F. SWAGGART.
Cooperative Marketing Will Be
Subject of Competitive Work
As Now Outlined.
De talis of the approaching contest
for boyt and girlt club members of
the state were given at a noon meet
ing of the agricultural committee of
the Portland chamber of commerce
last Thursday, January 8. The eon
test wat explained by H. C. Seymour,
state club leader, who stated that
lessons were being prepared by Prof.
Hector Macpherton of O. A. C. on
the subject of cooperative marketing,
the firet three of which were in the
handt of the printer and soon to be
sent to the different county agents
and club leaden throughout the state
for distribution to all club members.
Prof. Macpherton it recognized at
being a leading authority on the sub
ject having been a deep atudent of
cooperation aa now established not
only in this country, but the prin
cipal countries of the world.
After lettont covering the entire
field have been worked by by the club
members, there will be contests to
select the boy or girl making the best
talk on "Co-operative Marketing," the
contests to consist first of a local
club contest, the winner of the club
to meet other clubs in a county con
test, the winners of county contests
to meet by districts, and the winners
from the districts to meet in Port
land for the final contest The eon
test will be open to 8th grade and
high school students, separately.
It is expected email prizes will be
given to the winnert of the county
and district contests, with the bigger
prizes going to the leading contest
ants of the main event It it antici
pated about $500 will be provided for
prizes, the amount being donated by
the marketing department of the
Portland chamber of commerce Qnder
the Oregon State Wide Development
Strong endorsement of the contest
wat given by C. D. Rorer, president
of the Eugene Bank of Commerce and
president of the Oregon Bankers' as
sociation, who also spoke before the
committee, at one of the best and
biggest movement! yet started to
teach the value of cooperative market
ing, and the first competition of this
nature in the United States. Active
interest on the part of the bankers
of the atate could be looked for. ac
cording to Mr. Rorer, who further
stated that direct assistance would
be extended through the agricultural
committee of the Oregon Bankers'
Men and Boys Enjoy
Good Time Together
ThA mpn n n1 knva kan,,,,. ,1.
parlors of the Christian church on
iasi mursaay evening was attended
by 45. the bova heinir th oiiata nf
the men present The feed was pre-
partu oy me willing workers, and
Was just a POod. whnloanma maol
joyed to the limit by all, and espec
ially the bunch of husky Boy Scouts
and other youtht who were present
Suitable tongs were prepared for
the occasion, and Paul DeF. Morti-
more 01 lone was in charge as leader.
There wat tome pep in this part of
the program, too, until that point was
reached by the boys in which there
was no more give to their belts and
sinfrino Wama a tn lffi,.lt --l-
Addresset were made by Attorney S.
E. Notaon, Reid Buseick and C. F.
Trimble, and aside from the good feed
enjoyed tnere was an intellectual
treat It ia planned to have eimilar
gatherings in the future, the object
beinST tO brine tha man and hnxrm t
the town into closer association and
narmony, and at the future meetings
it will be the effort to hrnra mn t
the boye of high school age attend.
Former Heppner Woman
Resident of Coquille, Ore.
Friends of Mrs. Lena M. White.
who was formerly Lena M. Glasscock
of thit city, will be interested to
know that she was united in marriage
on the 2nd day of September. 1924.
to Mr. Fred E. Coleman of Coquille,
uregon. At the time of the marriage,
Mrs. White was residing at Corvallis.
Ihe Lolemans have just recently
moved into their new, modern bun
galow, which they had built on their
farm, about half way between Marsh-
field and Coquille, on the Roosevelt
highway. Mrs. Coleman has her twin
daughters, Mary Louise and Frances
minor White, with her.
Mrs. Coleman is a daughter of Mrs.
W. W. Smead of this city, and was
formerly Mrs. C. M. White. Mr.
White was an attorney and was as
sociated with the firm of Raley &
Raley in Pendleton at time of his
death on January 3, 1919. He was
a victim of the flu epidemic of that
THE CROWNING OF THE YEAR."
Thii beautiful New Year's enter
tainment was given by the Epworth
and Junior Leagues at the Methodist
Community church on Friday eve
ning and was well attended and great
Father Time and representatives
of the months and seasons of the
year and the New Year, were the
characters portrayed. The play was
interspersed with readings and sev
eral special musical numbers. The
general opinion prevniled that the
participants all acquitted themselves
very creditably. Mrs. Alford direct
ed the play and much credit is due
her for the success of the entertain
ment The stiver offering taken will
be applied to the fund fur superan
A large number of the representa
tive business men of the city, as well
as the most of the sheepmen of this
vicinity, are in Pendleton today at
tending the meeting of he Oregon
Wool Growers association,
Heppner Property Own
ers Will Pay on Basis
50 Mills for 1924.
The following are the tax levies for
the various funds of the state and
county, school districts and citiet and
towns of Morrow county for the year
1924, and taxet are being extended
on the rolls according to these fig
ures. It will be noted from these
figures that the popele of Heppner
are called upon to pay total of 49
mills, which it one-half a mill leu
than last year. It ia encouraging to
know there hat been tome reduc
tion, even though we can acarealf
From the following the figures for
Heppner taxpayers will be:
County , 19
General School 1J
Bond Interest and Sinking
General Road 8.1
Market Road 1.2
High School Tuition 1.1
Rodent Bounty . &
School Dist No. 1 17.8
TAX LEVIES FOR 1924 ROLLS.
General School 1J
. l J
Market Road ..
High School Tuition ,
Rodent Bounty .
Special Road District No. 1
Union High School No. 1 .
(School District! No. K. 4. il. It
Bond Interest and Sinking Fund 8.7
Forest Patrol 1V4 cent per acre
SPECIAL SCHOOL LEVIES.
. 14. J
lone . .
Fire Patrol and Irrigation tax
not le-ied by the County Court.
INCOME TAX Df A NUTSHELL.
WHO? Single persona who had net
income of $1,000 or more or groat
income of 85,000 or more, and mar
ried couples who bad net income of
$2,500 or more or grots income of
$5,000 or more must file retumt.
WHEN? The filing period it from
January 1 to March 15, 1925.
WHERE? Collector of internal rev
enue for the district in which the
person lives or hat hit principal
place of business.
HOW? Instructions on Form 1040A
and 1040; tlso the law and regula
tions. WHAT? Two per cent normal tax
on the first $4,000 of net income in
excess of the personal exemptions
and credits. Four per cent normal
tax on the next $4,000, Six per
cent normal tax on the balance of
net incoaie. Surtax on net income
in excess of $10,000.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING.
Heppner Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. E.
There will be a special meeting of
Heppner Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. Elks,
on Saturday night January 24th,
1825. at which time Bamett H. Gold
stein, District 1'eputy Grand Exalted
Ruler, and Bro. Ben Fisher, president
of the State Elks' association, will be
present Alt brothers are urged to at
tend. C. L. SWEEK. Exalted Rulor.
J. 0. RASMUS, Secretary.
FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
To any one giving information of
person or persons who thot two fox
terriers, matt and female, wearing
Morrow county licenses Not. 1028 and
1029 for 1925, near Cecil, Morrow
county, Oregon, on January 8, 1926,
MKS. JENNIE LOWE,
John Bollenbrock of Monument Is
spending a few days In Heppner
while on hit way to Portland.