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Page Six unionists; comm point i Consolidated with The Shelton Independent Published every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon llember ol‘ \Vashington Newspaper Publishers Association and National Editorial Association Entered as second-class matter at the postofficc at Shelton. \Vashzngton , . . ubscription Rates. BY MAIL: in Mason County (outside of Shelton city mail carrier districts) $2 per year; 6 months, $1.25; 3 months, 75c. Foreign $3.50 per yr-ar. Postal regulations forbid residents of Shelton served by city mail carrier froml receiving their Journal by mail. BY JOURNAL CARRIER: in Shelton, 25¢ pvr month (collected by carrier) I or $2.50 per year in advance. a GRANT C. ANGLE Editor Manager EVERvEODY D GS UP '1. EBER ANGLE l It won’t be long now before the first fruits of the labors of Congress in- new taxes will be along, when ten per cent will be added to the pur- chase price of all so-called luxuries, including mi- lady’s fur coat and perfumes, jewelry, liquors, etceteras; but more is to come for the President is hatching another batch of excise taxes on topl of income and profit taxes. None will escape their! share of taxes for war and social needs. TO TAKE OVER POWER INDUSTRY There is a little scrap in Congress between bills to govern national power, but the difference is slight in that Ickes demands one—man control, , which is Ickes, while the Bone measure wouldl have three men commissidn to rule, all under thel President. Now Seattle and Tacoma power and: all the little public utilities which have dreamed of power in their own hands, realize that the trend to socialism means all power in the hands of the President; and in the end Ickes be the big boss and take away the municipal utilities from the builders. They may be consoled by the fact that_the end is not in sight, for government’- plans to take over all big business and destroy little business if it can and rule from Washing- ton. LOOKING GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH The U. S. Housing Authority announces the; grant of $117,000 for the purpose of “slum clear-i ance” in the village of Forks, in Western Callam' County, conditioned that the county will contrib-i ute $3,000 to the cause. The population of that" community is around 600, and it is the smallest place to receive federal notice, probably because a new airport is being built on the prairie. Some of the larger cities have been lookingj into the mouth of gift horses of this sort, and de—‘ cided that they preferred to stick by the slower butmorc legitimate building up and supplying of the city needs for housing by encouraging private capital to do the job, rather than disturb the nor-1 mal balance of business within the city and jeo-e pardize private investment, and to avoid too much government centralization now inprogress. At Forks it is planned to build forty new dwellings at around $3200, called low rental, and' destroy an equal number of old sub-standard homes, some of them prehaps “shacks” such as were first built in every small lumber town in its: pioneer days and still occupied because of hous- ing scarity; but it is worth noting that $3200 houses financed by federal gift and control are built from the soaring public taxes. Shelton needs a lot of new homes in the nor- mal way of individual building and could use a lot more money if it were made availabe through local agencies, and through more encouragementg to the individuals who have the ambition to build‘ homes‘for themselves; it needs this sort of build- ing of homes prehaps more modest and less cost- ly than the government free-and-easy spending, and as well affording due protection for those who have already built homes and must pay the taxes, while all government stuff is off the tax rolls. l l l COMMUNITY PROPERTY Smart Aleck Time magazine, discussing the tax bill, says that the provision, now deleted from the law, requiring taxpayers in community prop- erty states to submit joint returns for husband and wife, would merely make them “pay the same sized taxes as people in other States.” That overlooks a lot. In these eight commun- ity property states, husband and wife share equally by law in the common property and the income therefrom. Half the property and half the income belong to the wife. The husband holds ‘no- economic power over the wife. He can not do with the community property as he sweetly pleases, which is the case in non-community property states. He can not deprive the wife of her half of the estate, which means he can not disinherit her. He has control only over his half. He can not give away or sell any of the property without the wife’s consent, nor can she be made to pay for ‘her husband’s acts. These laws, moreover, were enacted long before there was any thought of an income tax, and were not designed to evade or escape taxation. To require joint returns would deprive hus- band or wife or both of their rightful property, and while the constitution is being tortured “these days, it is doubtful that even the present supreme court would countenance what would amount to practical confiscation of property — although there is no surety of that. If the playboys in other states want to split property and incomes be- tween themselves and their occasional wives, then let them adopt the community property law un- der which the property rights of their Wives are guaranteed. It is far more than a question of, taxes; it is a matter of J“ustitramAbi‘rrdoczi World. h. HELTON—M ASON COUNTYJOUR NAL ,‘Hii'érb'y Attends Ford Preview At ; Seattle Meeting, Huskies, Gophers ALL-CHEEQING‘ DLENTY, WITH HER FLOWING' HORN,‘ LED YELLOW AUTUMN.WREATH’D WITH NODDlNG Cons... STUDY SHUWES SHARING BEST I]? GflVERNMENI IN THE. lAST DECliilE {.1 l0’ BEGINFWNG won an n, _ Buon5....... Grange Booster Night At Shelton Valley Tuesday By Una Winsor Shelton Valley, Sept. 24.—This coming Tuesday evening, Septem- ber 24, the grange members and nual Bo‘oster Night meeting, with an interesting program of pant- omime, readings and music prom- ised. Anyone interested in the grangc work will be welcome. A potluck supper will be enjoyed after the meeting.’ Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brandlien and infant son of Bremerton, were the guests of Mrs. Signe Knee- land and George Kneeland one day last week at the Highlands. While teaching school at Benton City in ‘ Eastern Washington 'last year, George stayed at the home of Mr. Brandlien’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lund. Incidentally, Mrs. Lund is a. great grandmother at the age of 56, which is some- la dealer-salesmen preview of thcl ,Idaho and Western Montana. Al Huerby, Shelton, Ford Deal- cr returned yesterday from So- attle where he recently attendedl 1942 Ford line. The announce-l ment meeting, held in Seattle’s, Civic Auditorium, was staged for" the benefit of more than six hun-y dred dealers and salesmen from‘ all parts of Washington, Oregon, Highspot of the meeting was 'Pacific Northwest branch man- I l 1 iried on by the Company in thci iinterests of national defense. Ac- l l l ,' Huerby stated yesterday that l the new line of Ford cars for 1942 their friends will hold their an-' the talk made by W.-C. Patterson, ager of the Ford Motor Company . in which he summarized the mult- \ itudinous activities now being car- cording to Patterson, all branches of the service, including the Army, Navy and Air Corps, are receiv-‘ ing vital support in their pro- grams through the active effort jof Ford. Airplane engine and_ reconnaissance car construction in l Iaddition to aid in naval training are but a few of the Company‘s activities. i l l 4 lfar surpassed his expectations in l beauty of line and in performance. “The new six cylinder unit which ,this year is the running mate- of‘ l the Ford V—8 is a honey,” he de- iclared, “but the entire line has styling, both exterior and interior, which brings to the public a new‘ 1 conception of motoring heretofore {unknown in the low—price fields". 5 “They‘ve engineered a brand new car this year," he declared, “brand new in performance, style [ and ride.” I ...___ __ ’ THE COUNTRY PAPER SPEAKS [I am the oldest busmess in this 1' town; i Old mills have been abandoned; I persist. Old houses, old hotels of great re- nown Have gone their ways, but I, I still exist; Upon my inky pages there appears The story of this place through- out the years. I told of youth and war, of girls who wed, Of rich and poor alike, of thief and sage, ‘ And how they lived—though most of them are dead While ageless I am of the pres- ent age; i Man's varied acts have always been my text—— What happened long ago, and what comes next. Though I am old, in truth I still can say; 1 Nothing can be so nearly up—to- date; Both yesterdays and morrows I I Thursday, September “l? ing right l‘clfbacl“ ; filling the shoes of ~ All-Coast Dean MCA spring it looked like ’ ' lv'iaurice Stacy would. but he was called 19” n u. Play Outstanding , Pumi-vo enon there3f University of Wu 8 h i n gton »—< DWight smith W35 ‘ n for the job by a 16%» Sept. 22———In what promises to bei c one of the most significant pre-' kept him Out Of mu I season games in the nation, Coach PraCtiCG-V “3"— Jimmy Phelan's University of} ‘All Of Whldl P1521 ' 0 .1: i ( VJashington Huskies tangle with ngbflCk 103d 5‘31“ -’ ,.- Bernie Bierman's undefeated, un—l Sturdy ShOdldelS tied Minnesota Gophers in the{ 3013 BMW”; Ul’ldtigfi Washington Stadium on Septcm-‘ qUQnt 903Cth 3 t ber 27. . has developed into With one of the smallest turn- ' “mg, hard bIOCkmg outs in some years to select from, so badly needs as a and with the four “M”S~rMucha. for tl'lplc'thrfat 16" McAdams, Marx and MacDowell1 Steele- in m"; lost by graduation, the canny i """j"""’; .fmm' do“, Irish mentor has been somewhat is ' 'Ciu «fir ’1’! ‘ 1 i hard put to field a team capable of keeping the nearly intact cham- v pionship Gophers from making it four straight. But as usual, Phelan has whip- ped up a gridiron eleven that not. only lives up to his reputation for producing top-ranking teams but is conceded a better than fair chance of spilling the crack Bier- stS- tin “*1 an the r e 331d Maso I’efmm. hey. I -CCC Fluids. :' {Cf expel stomach' gas ‘1 . macch acts four Wane“ acid-indigestion. G0.” Drug Store and :15 Rex —— 50 doses for at this u roads or d Providud l'u of the Census. I942 Est. Changes in Defense Expenditures Defense Costs Must Be Piled ° l9l9 Federal Tax Collecfim On Already Burdened Economy. Compares Fiscal Situation of the United States in 1914-1940. NEW YORK—At the beginning of the World War in 1914-, federal, state and local governments were collecting no more than $2 billion a year in taxes. Today, the people of the United States contribute up- wards of $14.5 billion. in taxes to- ward the cost of governing them~ selves and even this huge sum only partly offsets the total expendi— tures. The ratio of taxes to national income has risen to 20 per cent in 1940 as compared to only per cent in 1913. The ratio of expenditures to na- tional income has ballooned to 27.5 per cent in 1940 whereas in 1913 it was but 8 per cent. Before the World War the Federal government alone owed $1 billion. Today, it owes more than $50 billion and the debt in the near distant future is already estimated at $100 billion or about $3,000 for eVery single family in the country. These are some of the points highlighted in Tam Facts and Figures, the first edition of a. new annual 80-page publication prepared by the Tax Foundation of New York. Fred A. Eldean, Executive Director states that the objective of the publication is to summarize i1 popular form the complete pic- ture of United States fiscal history over the past twenty years. Its vari- ous categories graphically depict the soaring costs of federal, state and local governments. Tax Facts and Figures emphasize that today’s huge defense emerg- ency program is being superimposed 'upon a national economy entirely different from that which preceded the last great war. Since 1913, gov- ernment expenditures have multi- plied nearly seven times — from slightly under $3 billion to almost $20 billion in 1940. Estimates of ultimate costs of the present defense program are given as tentative, but the publica- tion points out that natidnal de- fense expenditures for the fiscal year 1941 were slightly in excess of $6 billion. Revised budget estimates as of June 1, 1941, however, jumped expenditures for the fiscal year 1942 to $15.5 billion. These figures do not paint a complete pic- ture of what total defense means in terms of cost but they do sug- gest the great stresses that are being and will be placed upon our economy and way of life. In initiating this new publication, the Tax Foundation states that it is offered as a. necessary aid to straight thinking by the citizens of this country in matters of fiscal policy which are so vital not only to defense today but to the eco- nomic stability of the country in the future. The 48 States spent 466 mil- lion for highways in 1938, almost half of the cost being grants to minor civil divisions for highway purposes, according to the Bureau Out of every hundred farmers in the United States, 51 operate owned farms; 39 are tenants, and 10 are part owners or managers according to the Census. "’1‘! . . MW ’l MLI I groom moan l AGE GROUP —-Fa“:331l-i:s ll H more 65 slowdowns m ACCIDENTS LIKELY TO Pedestrian ‘Prote‘ctionwDepends 0,, Ag, th n Recovery {E FATAl ll] [10le PERSONS "ciflll’ldfl Injury Accidents (9.4) BE FATAL TO ELDERLY: Children 5 to 14 years of age, involved in traffic accidents, have the bestohance of surviving, according to a study of over 200,000 pedestrian accidents made by the American Automobile Association. 65 die as a result of the traffic accident in which they involved. Help elderly persons in your family and Over 1/5 of all pedestrians over are derly neighbors realize the need for extreme caution in th it use of streets and highways! atria Safety Entire? thing of a record in itself. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Robinson of Shelton visited at the home of Mrs. H. A. Winsor Wednesday evening. The October meeting of the Home Sewing club will be held .on Thursday afternoon, the 2nd, at Echo Farm. i Ralph Lincoln of Shelton was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rutledge Sunday af- ternoon. Mrs. C. V. DeRosier of Shelton! and Mrs. Tom Vanderwahl of zAgate visited with Mrs. Signe I Kneeland last Wednesday. i Mrs. G. C. Angle and Miss Josephine Needham of Shelton Were callers at Echo Farm Fri- day afternoon. Mrs. Dewey Bennett and son! Keith. were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cooke at Valleyl View Farm. ‘ Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shafer werel in Tacoma on business Monday. i Mrs. Signe Kneeland spe-nt Thursday afternoon at Echo Farm. , . Mrs. H. A. Winsor, Mrs. Dewey} Bennett and Keith, were callers: Sunday afternoon at the home ofl Mrs. Charley Baker. I i Miss Betty DeRosier of Shel-l l I l survey—— Of ne’er-do-wells and those of high estate. I lived because I served, and stilll shall live Because, of all I have, to all I give !—The Professor. ‘ ton was an overnight guest Wed- ' nesday at the home of her aunt‘, Mrs. Signe Kneela'nd. , Nine members of the gramgel auxiliary enjoyed the hospitality| of Mrs. Ned Wivell at her home Thursday. Namely, Mrs. Chas. Wivell, Mrs. James Ilquaham, Mrs. Myrvan Wivell, Mrs. Mell Sacger, Mrs. Peter Bolling and Mrs. Bob Evans from the Isabella Valley, 1 and Mrs. Dewey Bennett and Mrs. Clarence Wivell. The child's quilt ‘was worked on, but as some of the blocks were not sent in iti could not be finished. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Phillips of Shelton spent Saturday evening at the Winsor home, following a day at the Puyallup Fair. . Mrs. DeWey Bennett visited on: Friday afternoon with Mrs. Signe Kneeland. Clarence Wivell, who suffered a serious leg fracture in a truck logging accident a month ago, came home Monday, but will be' in bed sometime yet. I Mrs. Charley Baker and daugh-l l National through Fire ter Jean spent Friday evening at Echo Farm. George Kneeland went to Seat- tle the first of the week, where he plans to enroll at the Univer- sity and continue his law studies. Albert Shafer joined Mrs. Sha- fer and the' children in PeeEll! Saturday where they were guests of honor at'a farewell party. He brought the family back with‘ him to spend Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shafer. Mr. and Mrs. Bob, Ramin of Shelton were guests , there also, Sunday. 1 Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rutledge} 'visited Monday afternoon with Mrs. H. A. Winsor and family. i Mrs. Dewey Bennétt and Ardice ,Bennett were business visitors, in Olympia Tuesday, going over with l :Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wandell ofI [ Shelton. I i i l The number of candy, nut andi ‘confectionery stores has declined, .steadily in- the last decade, Cen- Esus Bureau figures show, from 163,265 in 1929, to 55,197 in 1935. gto 48,034 in 1939; and sales fell loff from $571,549,000 in 1929 to $314,487,000 in 1935. and $295,-l 300,000 in 1939. .-. .*~ W What does It assists you to become a "fire warden” at home and at work. It calls you to enlist in the national battle against fire. It offers you the backing of an expert general staff in overcoming this menacing force ——doubly dangerous in war, but devastat- ingr in peaceful communities as well. Because of the public services of the capi- tal stock fire insurance companies over the years, the present crisis finds build- . . - 5 Let us protect your home, furnishings, busmess, automobfle and other Possess!"r1 With dependable. economical, public-spirited capital stock company fire insurafl REAL ESTATE - BONDS -NOTAR‘/ PUBLIC . 1. 9316‘ (it man outflt. : n5 011 control One of the biggest problems cn- G01 do I,” 33 dositrlllcr countered by Phelan has been find- i Shelton s m 3m“ “0‘ i ‘ I ‘l No. 1. L ' .hts Audio: t . VVflsl Carter’s 2—oz. Cube 3-oz. Cube 5-oz..G “’f. gait 15¢ 2 "it'd. 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