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Here Is a
AnILE heartily in favor
YV conscious Bend Bulletin
. for coordinating tax programs will work.
; : The Bulletin discusses
.' tonal which, incidentally, shows that while sensational
incidents have provoked considerable publicity for this
community, it is also receiving attention from sober-minded
people for a constructive attempt to improve the taxation
To summarize briefly, what has been started here is a
plan whereby a committee
m the county makes an over-all study of budgets and
c". levies, and recommends adjustments that will prevent
" taxation peaks and cushion
tax levies.
i "It is a Utopian plan, but it will not work," says the
Bulletin. It lists the following pitfalls:
One difficulty rises out of the fact that the boundaries
of the various districts are not contiguous. The combined tax
.- rate, therefore, wiil vary between the various cities,
jr. , Another is bound to develop out of the inability of one
group or another to accept the conclusions of others that a
particular expenditure it considers essential is, in fact, not so.
Still another is found in the tact that there can be no
preliminary definition of or agreement on the limit above
wg: which taxation shall not be permitted to go.
Most important of all is the almost constant indifference
i of taxpayers to budget making and levies.
The Bulletin is experienced in tax matters, and we
reprint the above for the purpose of directing attention
to some of the things that
fail. Knowing them, we may be able to avoid them. We
J do not believe they are necessarily fatal, as the Bulletin
For instance, we do not
in the iact the combined
nicipalities, etc., varies. The purpose of our plan is not to
make a uniform levy. It is to hold down insofar as is
ound and reasonable any and all of the combined levies,
w or any of the component
n exceptional demands from piling up in any one year.
More serious is the second point raised by the Bui
f letin the possible unwillingness of taxing bodies to ac
i cept the recommendations of
j- is the core of the whole project, which is strictly a volun
1 tary effort. The central committee is composed of repre
sentatives of the various taxing bodies, and if the plan
works, this committee must
mendations must then be accepted.
The Bulletin mentions
" ence of taxpayers to budget
major obstacle. Budget boards long ago must have real
ized the public is indifferent, and they have been func
tioning independently in spite of that fact. There is no
reason why they cannot function cooperatively in spite of it.
We do not mean here to belittle what the Bulletin
has said. We respect its opinion. We think this statement
of opinion is a challenge to the Klamath people who are
working on this constructive program and to taxpayers
who should encourage it Here is the Bend editor's con
cluding: remark:
Having expressed the belief that the plan will not work
we now express the hope that it will. It will be a great day
for the Klamath county taxpayer if it does. And for taxpay
ers all over Oregon if, having been found workable, it
Let's make it workl
Book Jackets Will Replace
Posters in Annual Contest
Brightly' colored book jackets
will be substituted for posters
this year in the annual Book
week contest sponsored by the
Klamath county library. The
contert will' close on November
14, after which winning entries
will be displayed at the cham
ber of commerce, the library
and schools.
Four classes of contestants
have been outlined as follows:
class A, second and third grade
rooms, ABC book; class B,
fourth, fifth and sixth grade stu
dents, book packets without ad
vertising, dealing with other
lands; seventh, eighth and ninth
grades, book packets with ad
vertising, having to do with past
or present life in America; tenth,
Courthouse Records
' Justice Court
Frederick William Gilson.
More than three in driver's
teat. Fined $5.50.
Fred Madison Butler. No op
erators license, f ined ?5.50.
Emil Norman Johnson. Driv
ing on left side of highway.
Fined $5.80.
Emil Norman Johnson. Fail
ure to obey highway intersec
tion signal. Fined $5.50.
Lawrence Francke. No motor
vehicle license. $5.50 bond for
feited. Albert Sweeney Blankenshlp.
No operator's license. Fined
Robert Gene Crosby. Drunk
Htruld ud tht RUrnith Neva. Putnfa4 mry
Pin streets, EUnatfc ra.Ua, Orefoa, by th
PwM'eMet Co-spiny.
pcxtnttie of RlimtUt TalU, Ort., cm August
crw.ir, Marco ,
m credited ta tht paper, and also the toet
Ct-.Jcasc. IV-tlsai. 1st Aftaalsa. Si. T-
nd Na. together with ecuapUu tafeonaltoa
obtained for tht aatlag it aoy at tfaeaa ofrtoaa.
Carter ta CHj
. t ja
of the idea, the tax problem
doubts if the Klamath plan
the local effort in a long edi-
representing all taxing units
the blows in the combined
might make the local effort
see any serious difficulty
tax rate of the various mu
parts thereof, and to prevent
the central committee. This
do a good job and its recom
the "almost constant indiffer-
making and levies" as the
eleventh and twelfth grades,
book jackets with advertising.
for books of historical fiction or
Judging will consider subject
matter and workmanship with
wrapping paper, art paper or
butcher paper suggested as ma
.Rooms winning the class A
award will receive ABC books
to be used as library books for
the first grade. Winners of
classes B, C and D will each re
ceive a book. It has been sug-
gesiea mat the prize book in
class a be inscribed with the
name of the winner and hi
school and sent to the Victory
book drive after it has been read
by the owner.
in a public place. Fined $10.
Marvin Edward Stevenson.
Manslaughter. Took time to
plead. Committed to county jail
in lieu of $5000 cash or $10,000
property bond.
army will issue regulation fire
arms to Prince Totoa Auelua, 18-year-old
Samoan chief, but he
really doesn't need them. He
showed up at a recruiting office
lugging a whetstone and a two
foot knife.
"I'm going to kill the Japs
with it," announced the chief,
waving the weapon. Knife,
whetstone and prince were inducted.
. ,ttjsm , sew, - r ikj
Si. - WW I
was Mr. Roosevelt who once
condemned -insurance policies
which make awards In laria
print at the top and then take
them away in fine print, at the
bottom. Yet this
formula Is no
ticeable In the
new price-wage
resolution. 1 1
happened this
Mr. Roosevelt
wanted the
farm price ceil
ing set as of any
recent date, or
Paul Mslloa parity which
would raise evutine fanri pr!
little. Congressmen, In writ
ing the legislation, notched the
ceiling higher by placing it at
parity or the highest price since
January 1.
Some criticism arose about
this, so the congressional pen
men turned around and said, all
right, we write it Mr. Roosevelt's
way and fix September IS as the
celling date.
This was announced, displayed
In the press, and everyone con
cluded the ceiling had been
slipped back unless he read the
True, in the first sentence, the
resolution directed Mr. Roose
velt to take the level of Septem
ber 15, "except as otherwise pro
vided in this joint resolution.
But, down in the body of the
resolution, it "otherwise pro
vides, just what the congress
men wanted in the first place.
fixing the celling at the highest
price since January 1 or parity
The highest available price
ceiling is thus to be taken for
each product, and, If you will ap
ply the legislation to each, you
will find it allows increases of 9
per cent to 25 per cent above
existing levels.
So also with wages. The leg
islation approves the war labor
board yardstick, allowing wage
Increases to the unions to what
ever extent the cost of living has
been increased since January,
As farm prices are bound to
Increase under the farm section,
the cost ot living is certain to
continue to go up. Thus, wage
Increases are to be granted here
after, by whatever degree the
farm prices are allowed to in
What we have here then, is
not a price or wage freezing pol
icy, but a formula to hold them
loosely In hand Mr. Roosevelt's
hand. That they both will con
tinue to increase is obvious.
This resolution coupled with
the tax bill now appearing si
multaneously from the senate fi
nance committee afford the
Droaa skeleton outline of eco
nomic war policy (a skeleton
which seems to have been lost
from .public sight In the confus
ing arguments over details of the
legislation in both cases.)
The tax bill represents the ul
timate extent to which corpora
tions' taxes can go (the con
gressmen believe), without de
stroying the private initiative
necessary to maintain produc
tion. This is the same key to
the wage-price policy, which the
administration also justifies as
necessary to maintain farm and
labor incentive for war produc
The individual rates of the
tax bill are unprecedented!?
terrific, but all -agree treasury
and congress that they will not
prevent inflation. The fact is
the enlargement of war incomes
is restricted to the low Income
group, which has not been pay
ing income taxes.
Practically all the increases In
wages are restricted to this
group, but congress has found it
difficult-or Impossible to reach
them with taxes.
It could be done, to some ex
tent, with a sales tax, because
this low income group no doubt
is the only one spending more
money as a result of the war In
flation, but a sales tax would
hit all. .
Another way would be forced
savings, but both methods are
politically unpopular. Congress
dropped them for a 5 per cent
gross Income tax which likewise
hits all.
It is not considered wise no-
litically to go after the low wage
groups separately, In any way,
so - what we have as a' tax bill
really Is mainly a further tre
mendous increase on all, mostly
on successful people, the best
laborers, farmers, the non-un
ionized middle classes, the white
collar workers who have had no
increase in wages, but will hava
to pay higher prices and tremen
dous taxes. -The bulk of addi
tional revenue will come from
them and from corporations.
The tax bill Is, therefore, no
restraint on Inflation. It will
tflM. Ttl HY HC. tflVtt WC T. M. UtO. BL t WlT. Off, fH
f I told the critics you were a Latin type, Mamie, so don't
slip into that Brooklyn accent when they interview you
. or we're both sunk 1"
Mrs. Clara Gllloon's 78 years
were no deterrent when it came
to negotiating the steep and
winding trail up Schonchin butte
in the Lava Beds National monu
ment to visit with her grand
daughter, Lillian Redkey, sta
tioned there as fire lookout.
In company with her daugh
ter, Mrs. S. R. Redkey of Con
ger avenue, her grandchildren.
Margaret and Clara Redkey, and
Mrs. William Beck, she made
the trip a week ago Sunday.
From all accounts, there were
no complaints of "wait for
grandma," and she was said to
have suffered no ill effects after
Lillian Redkey has been fire
lookout at Schonchin butte since
August 23, when she replaced
Mrs. Anna Todd who left at that
time to resume teaching duties
at Chiloquin. This is said to be
the only lookout in this area
manned solely by women this
summer. Don Fisher, Lava Beds
ranger, said their work had been
exceptional, receiving praise
irom nigti forestry officials.
M! Redkey is expected to re
turn to her home this week and
will leave again soon to take
up studies at OSC.
The Malin Oheese and Pro
duce company, razed by fire sev
eral weeks ago, is being rebuilt
and may be in operation again
by ' October 1, Manager John
Reber said today.
Reber said that machinery in
the building at the time of the
blaze is being repaired and can
be used again. He said he
"hoped" that the plant will again
be producing cheese by October
1, but was not sure that opera
tions could be resumed by that
The fire occurred on Septem
ber 5 and was believed to have
been caused by defective wiring
in a wall between the making
and curing room. Damage was
estimated at $10,000. Twenty
thousand pounds of cheese were
Salem Population
Shows Increase
SALEM, Sept. 33 OP) E. A
enrollment figures indicate i.mt
Salem s population has Increased
10 to 15 per cent in the cast
year, ocnooi supt. Frank B. Ben
nett said today.
Bennett said there were 5052
students enrolled yesterday, a
gain of more than 300 over last
leave possibly $35,000,000,000
of war revenue to be raised an
nually from treasury borrowing
(bonds) from banks and Insur
ance companies, which hold the
savings of the people.
No one likes it very much, be
cause it does not do any Job ef
ficiently raise enough money,
prevent inflation or provide a
fair and equitable tax distribu
tion, but, as In the case of the
wage-price bill, it seems to be
about all that Is politically teas
ible. It Is enough for the present
that both measures be appreciate
ed by the public fof what they
are, which is difficult enough in
view of the confusing political
arguments which have engulfed
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From The Klamath Republican
September 25, 1902
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n iciepnone inis week; wac
put In at Chase station, a few
miles down the river from
A. Castel Is making arrange
ments to build a brewery at
this place and will have it in
operation by next spring.
Capt. J. W. Siemens Is mak.
ing arrangements to build a
stylish new house on Conger
From The Klamath News
September 23, 1932
It appears certain that Tule-
lake will soon get dally mall
service. Service there has been
on a three-times-a-week basis
Harvesting of Klamath's more
than 9500 acres of potatoes
now in run swing. Yields are
running from 150 to 200 sacks
an acre.
Battery D of the national
guard celebrated its fifth anni
versary today.
Enlisted Men
Awarded Military
Honor in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept.
23 iJP) Twenty-seven enlisted
men have been awarded the air
medal, newest military honor,
in citations released by the
Alaska defense command.
Twelve non-commissioned of
ficers were cited for heroism or
extraordinary achievement in
aerial flight awards made by
Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner
Jr., commanding general. They
were bombardiers, engineers,
radio operators and gunners.
Six corporals and nine pri
vates were cited for meritorious
acts and essential services under
extraordinarily dangerous con
ditions during actions in the
western Aleutians.
While details of the services
performed were not given the
citation said the men "made re
peated day and night over-water
Instrument flights during icy
conditions in western Aleutian
islands area to attack an armed
Quizzed On
Klamath County
Bogue Dale, as topicmaster, In
jected a note of novelty Into the
meeting of the Klamath Falli
Toastmasters' club Monday night
Dy conducting an "Information
Please" quiz on Klamath county,
A round table discussion fol
lowed on the subject, "Klamath
Falls Ten Years Hence."
Other topics presented were
"The Home Front," by Paul
Buck, past president and toast
master for the evening; "Sabot
age on the Home Front," by
Lowell Paup; and "Can We
Fight the War on the Home Front
on a Voluntary Basis?" by
Ralph Howard, who emphasized
tne need for discipline at home
as well as in the army.
Ed Hickman read a speech by
a member of the Alburquerque
club entitled, "Goodbye and
Good Luck."
What with the meat shortage.
we may mistake crack In the
plate for a lamb chop.
From Other
(Albtnr Democrat-Herald)
We have had ;r iesi of
patience with the religious sect
known as Jehovah's Witnesses,
whose adherents have been sell
ing tract about the streets of
Albany as elsewhere, but In view
ot the danger Into which this
country has now been plunged
change In publlo attitude to
ward this or any othtr group
which stands in the way of the
national defense effort Is Justi
Heretofore we have urged tol
erance of this sect, whose chief
offense appears to have been re
fusal to salute the American
flag, and whose chief motive In
so doing appeared to be the ac
quisition of the generous por
tions e: fres publicity whioft fre
quently attended resulting epl-
sodes. .
This, while somewhat cheap
and sensational, could be toler
ated as long as the attitude was
unlikely to cause any real harm
to the country which protects
sucn people, cut now this coun
try is engaged In a war not of Its
own making. It was attacked on
December 7 by a foe which has
no scruples and which had plan
ned for years to attempt sub
jugation of the United States.
In defense against this enemy
tne Jehovah a witness organiza
tion collectively and Individually
refuses to raise a hand. Select
ing a few scriptural passages
which they Interpret to support
tneir attitude, and Ignoring those
which counsel to the contrary,
they interpose conscientious ob
jector picas when summoned for
selective service. They do not
believe In violent physical com
bat, they contend.
Yet at Klamath Falls, If we
re correctly informed, and we
have confidence in our sources
of information, members of the
cult attacked with clubs mar
auders who were asscrtedly at
tempting to cut telephone wires
leading into the hall where they
were assembled in convention.
That, aa the oldtlmer would say,
la a horse of another color.
We do not question the right
of the Jehovah's Witnesses to
drive off the wire-cutters. They
probably were well within the
bounds of propriety, but the In
cident utterly discredits their
claims to designation as con
scientious objectors.
The sect has maintained that
one should always turn the other
cheek when attacked, but if the
Klamath wlrecutters expected to
find a fresh, undamaged cheek
presented to their snippers as
they tried to crawl up the pole
to stop communication in the
convention hall they were rude
ly disillusioned.
It was not conscientious ob
jectors which met the Invaders,
but a wholly militant and pug
nacious buneh of Jehovah's Wit
nesses which drove them off
with clubs and stones and fists.
They may have been within
their rights, but those Jehovah's
Witnesses convicted themselves
then and there. If it Is right for
them to battle wire-cutters to
save their telephone lines then
it is right for them to battle tho
Japs to preserve the nation
which gave them life. No long
er can they logically offer re
ligious belief as ground for re
fusing to fight. Their religious
beliefs are now seen as too read
ily accommodated to circum
stances to stand in the way of
their participation in national de
fense. If the Jehovah's Witnesses
cult is to remain adamant in Its
54 Vf Gas - SAVE
Tkrw rry mbn
of your eersp !!
Uto th tight.
Klamntli Falls llrancli of the
ot Portland
refusal to' aid In defending the
United States and In Its Insist
ence upon persuading others to
withhold aid, then they are In
viting a public attitude which
would favor withholding from
them the protecting arm of mil
itary and civil authorities.
The constitution guarantees
freedom of religion, but it docs
not guarantee protection In tlnin
ef war for those who fnfiio io
uphold the constitution.
(The Oreoonlan)
Once when visiting In Klnnv
th Falls, we saw an auloist
leavo his car directly In tho mid
dlo of a parking lot driveway,
In such a manner as to prevent
oiner cars from entorlim
leaving. Another car approach
od from behind and stunned
The driver of the second machine
stuck his head out the window,
calmly surveyed the scene for
moment, then stepped on the
gasoline and knocked the first
machine approximately a hun
dreel yards up against a fence.
' ou is," Mid the friend with
whom we were visiting, "we are
direct actlonlsts In Klamath
rails." He soemed to take
quite as a matter of course.
On the other hand, that spirit
of direct action can be carried
too far. It was carried a great
arai too tar on Sunday when
hundreds of Dcoola rloipd ml
broke windows and tinned over
auiomoDiies to show their dls
approval of an interstate meeting
oj jenovan s witnesses. It was
oad manners and worse law.
showed a spirit of which Amer
ica has kept remarkably clear
in mis war, and of which It
Should keep free. Nevertheless
the Witnesses, fanatical and pro
vocative wnerever they appear,
were oeiioernteiy inviting trou
ble when they choso to make
Klumath Falls their meeting
piace. Klamath Faiis has more
than Its share of the solrit of
cverctt i rue.
(Bend Bulletin)
Several weeks auo wo Hentlv
chlded the Klamath Herald and
News for suggesting thot Klam
ath county war bond buyers
mignt meet a curront quota bv
purchasing the necessary amount
of bonds and then, two months
or so later, turning them back
for cash. We now rise to offer
congratulations on a war bond
record of a different tyne in
which tho Klumath paper takes
justuiabie pride. Its editorial
on the subject Is reprinted on
inis page today.
The record Is of the number of
Klamath Falls firms whoso em
ployes are signed up for 10 per
cent payroll deductions (or bond
purchases. The employes o( 60
firms have so signed, more than
In any other Oregon city outside
of Portlond. I'roportlonotely.
the record Is the best In Oregon.
We assume that tho bonds are
being purchased for kceos: not
Just to make s record.
Incidentally, ond for this
further congratulations the
Herald and News Is the only
newspaper In the state on a full
10 per cent payroll deduction
basis. '
Oregonians Named
On Honor List
Two of eight honor men grad
uated in a class of 612 frdm the
naval training station at San
Diego were Oregonians, It has
been learned here. LcRoy H.
Mola of Corvallls headed tho
gunner's mate sub-group ond
Bruce B, Lucas of Stayton, Ore.,
was honor man in aviation
Class 3-43 completed training
In basic schools and received
their diplomas In Camp Luce
auditorium Frldoy, September
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Septemhor 28, 1JUJ
Telling ,
The Editor
LvMtvt twin 14 hwi mutl twi k imr
Irun Mt words In lwiih, mutt he wrl
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foiiowinj lrt)M rul, art wtrmif m
the Editor) Many an Irate and
aroused citizen Is wondering
whether the time has come to
disregard the adage "Silence Is
Mora limn one puzzled mother
Is remembering that only few
months ago so-called Isolation
ists, maliciously termed purHlit
but iinxlnus to fight and die for
America, ami who predicted that
stub In the back, were all but
crucified; but now dozens of
young men, under the guise of
religious calling, are walking the
streets as clurg1nen, and con
sequently exempt from armed
It would be Intorcitlng to
know by what means they In
duced the droit boards to be
lieve ALL of them are ministers,
or by what form of chin musla
they obtained so many new tires
and cars when legitimate bus
inesses are going on the rocks.
The recent disturbance her
brings to mind very forcibly the
question of civil and rellgloue
luw. Tho voice of the people
left little doubt that any person
or sect that does not respect the
flag or that dors not uphold the
Constitution, should not be al
lowed to claim the privilege of
free speech or assembly under
tliut flag or constitution.
Though any sane-minded oep-,T
son concedes Urn point that war
Is hell, commonsense tells us thai
so long as Barbarians and ag
gressors stalk the earth, liberty
of ireo speech and assembly Is
only pouiblo by Ihe mon willing
to fight, and dlo If need be, to
maintain that right.
Slackers hiding behind the
mask of religion find little sym,
puthy from an angry nubile who
know their Blblo far better thar)
religious fanatics fore to admit. -
3 hey know that the Old Testa
ment Is an historical account of
the exploits of a warlike Deonle
who often fought bitterly for the
very right to exist, and they are
thoroughly familiar with the In
junction In the New TeWament
rendered by the D vine Master
himself on the very question of -Tv
civil and religious law to "Rend-
er unto Caesar what Is Caesar'
and unto God what Is God's."
To the home what belongs to the
homo; to the church what be-
ongs to the church; to the coun
try what belongs to the country;
to uoa what belongs to God.
Many a Biblical maxim ad
dressed to spiritual workers,
souls that are truly CALLED for
humanitarian, work, such aa
were the apostles and the pro
phets, are pounced on by the
common clement as an excuse to
shlrk'clvll duties.
No genuine conscientious ob
jector would come prepared to
engago In acts of violence
against Die very people whose
sons are dying on the battlefront
to preserve the right of assembly.
No soul, truly spiritual, would
forget to "turn the other cheek."
By their works ye shall
know them."
Elizobeth Alice Thles. fH
Back In 1017 a Lambcrtvilla
mnn took an examination tor
licenso to drive a cor. He failed,
but he wasn't discouraged.
J he state motor vehicle bu
reau says the same man has just
taken out another learner's ner-
mlt his 225th 'In 25 yean.
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