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2 Heppner Gozette Times, July 18, 1946
EDITORIAL . .
Trying To Wreck Railroads?
C E. Johnson, chairman of the Western Asso
ciation of Railway Executives, is authority for the
ttatement that if the hill now before the U. S.
Senate expanding retirement payments to rail
way workers becomes the pattern for the nation
al social security system, it will "wreck the coun
try' economy and produce widespread unemploy
ment instead of security "
The cost of providing corresponding payments
for all workeis and their dependents under social
security is estimated at 20 billion dollars a year.
Johnson points out some of the expensive fea
tures of the bill which recently passed the House.
"The pending bill," he said, "would increase the
cost to the railroads for retirement and unemploy
ment insurance by approximately 100 million dol
lars a year. It would, in effect, amount to another
pay increase to employees who recently received
an increase of lS'i cents per hour, adding 725
million dollars a year to the railway payroll, and
bringing the railway wage level to more than 50
percent higher than it was at the beginning of the
Mr. Johnson pointed out that these increased
costs have to be passed along to the public, so
that workers under the general social security law
would be contributing to the cost of benefits for
railway workers and their dependents which they
themselves do not enjoy. The bill includes a new
program of life insurance annuities for survivors
of employees, former employees and retired em
ployees, also insurance against non-occupational
illness; accident; pregnancy and maternity; and
extends the coverage to many persons who have
only an incidental connection with the railway in
dustry . . . Total taxes on railroad payrolls pro
vides in the pending measure for pensions, insur
ance and unemployment would be 151 percent,
61 to be paid by the employees and 91 by the
railroads. Actuarial studies by disinterested par
ties have shown that even this high tax would not
be sufficient to support the extravagant benefits
provided by the bill and that a tax- of almost one
fifth of the payroll would be required to provide
This looks like an attempt to legislate the rail
roads out of business. It shows how far towards
socialism this country has drifted and to what ex
tent labor groups feel their strength . . . With a
congressional election in the offing they are
pressing their demands for certain measures with
the hope that their objectives may be attained be
fore the complexion of the House and Senate
changes too much. However, this measure may
fail to get past the Senate and a House made up
many new faces might not be sympathetic toward
such a broad socialistic measure.
We Know Not What We Have
This writer has heard Californians remark
bout Wallowa Lake and other Oregon beauty
spots, "If we had this in California we would tell
the world about it." And there is no doubt about
that being done. In order to get easterners inter
ested in Crater Lake. Californians have had to
claim that famed natural wonder with the result
that countless thousands of people east of the
Rockies labor under the impression that the lake
is located in California.
It remained for California movie interests to
come up here and sell Oregon to Oregonians, It
has been handsomely done in Walter Wanger's
"Canyon Passage," movie version of the Ernest
Haycox novel of that name. The story has its en
tire locale in Oregon and the picture was shot
with Oregon scenery as the back ground. People
of the state who have not visited Crater Lake and
other lakes of the Cascade skyline will surely get
the urge to do some Oregon traveling after see
ing "Canyon Passage." Done in technicolor, all
of the natural beauty of mountains, lakes and
streams is faithfully recorded. The story is based
on the early days in historic old Jacksonville. A
good, cast, an excellent story and supurb scenery
make this a must for all Oregonians.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Meets Every Monday Naea at I
JOS. J. NYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Peteri Buildta Willow Street
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Dix are go
ing to Portland Saturday to be
in attendance at the annual Dix
family reunion Sunday. They will
be accompanied by their grand
Veterans of Foreign
Meetings 2nd and 4th Monday at
8:00 p. m. in Legion Hall
J. O. TURNER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
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Medern Homes Built or Remodeled
Phone 1483 (15 Jones St.
P. W. MAHONEY
Attorney at Law
Heppner Hotel Building;
Willow Street Entrance
An Argument For Sales Tax
Oregon voters will have the privilege of ac
cepting or rejecting the basic school support fund
bill sponsored jointly by the Oregon Congress of
Parents and Teachers, Oregon State Association
of School Boards, the Oregon Educational Asso
ciation and Ronald T. Jones. The measure will be
up for consideration at the November election.
There seems to be a likelihood that the meas
ure will pass. It has an appealing slogan "equal
opportunity for every school child." It likewise
will pose a big question for the legislature which
will be charged with the duty of devising the
means of financing the new program which calls
for an additional $15,000,000. The petitioners
have devised the measure without recommenda
tion as to the method of financing. They estimated
that 13.9 mills would be sufficient. On the basis
of the 1945 valuations this would come a little
short of the mark and the computation was made
at 14 mills, which would raise $15,180,262.03.
This is a considerable amount to raise and just
where the legislature will find the source is one
of the unanswered questions. Property has been
just about taxed to the limit and any thought of
increasing burdens on property owners should be
withheld until all other avenues have been probed.
The 1945 pupil census of Morrow county was
1 158. At $50 per pupil the county will get $57,900.
At 14 mills the taxpayers will contribute $118,
695.51, or the percentage received of the amount
paid will be 48.8. Rather expensive, is it not?
There is one source of taxation not yet in ef
fact in this state one that has been successful in
neighboring states but rejected repeatedly by Ore
gon the sales tax. Like the gasoline tax, a sales
tax on certain commodities would increase the
state's revenues and property owners and non
property owners alike would pay their share. From
this distance it looks like the sales tax will have
to be dusted off and trotted out for another heat
at the polls. Passage of the basic school bill would
seem to warrant adoption of a sales tax measure,
or, in other words, if you favor the school bill you
should also favor a sales tax.
Turner, Van Marter
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To Our Friends:
We cannot retire from business without expressing our
pleasure in having had the privilege of enjoying so many
years of pleasant business relations with the people of
this community. We will miss greeting all of you, and
especially the school children and little tots whose daily
visits to the store to buy candy, gum, pop, etc. broughj;
brightness into our lives.
To each and every one of you we say "Thank
You" and wish you continued prosperity and
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston
Blaine E. Isom
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We are now in our new building and are
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Our refrigeration department
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For Service Phone 2482
NOTE We are holding prices to the
June 30 level and will continue to
do so as long as wholesale prices
are maintained at that level.
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We will make every effort to maintain the price levels in effect prior to June 30. There
will be some commodities over which we will have no control, but our policy will be to
hold every item down pending clarificationof the present price control situation.
There is no cause for alarm, either as to prices or supplies. Buy what you normally
would what you need from day to day and we will all get along in good shape.
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