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HNYDER, SCIT.RY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DEC. ., 1021.
BBC m HAD
j? RELEASE 15
Dallas Dec. 28- --Disapproval of
the release of Eugene V. Debb. was
expresaed in a statement by way no
f IXOavli or Goliad, Texa. departmental
' commander of tlie Texa American
Legion today. The announcement
"The American Legion of Texas
,. f.!a 'the recent release of Eugene
f X'. Pebs after serving a email por
' iT lion of his teu-eyear s utence Iu Fcd
f Vral prison, following hi conviction
( ! uj charges of obstructing the draft
Lh in Insult to those who died as
1 vXel as those who wore the uniform
.during the war. rogard'es-. of the
FtMTKK VI. ONE MAKING -"
ItAltHEI.S M1.V OS PIMP
ifntter. No. 1. of the Colorado- Tex
Company, at Iatan. 18 miles weft of
Colorado, has gradually improved in
pjVproiuction; during the week and is
, n making 250 barrel per day un
I . Tk MI continues to
f y by heads occasionally every 4 8
t VI hours. Tho gravity of this oil
U 3.S, the bent found in any of the
x. . " yft drilled in Mtlehell county.
X, 4 P. No. 1 vt Westbrook. the
?.::::hll County discovery we:t. drill
ci ii In July 1920. continues to pro
s4utc about 15 barrels of oil ard 10.
'OOO feet of gag a day The, T. & P.
VH fs eight mlbs eust from the well
jTt Iaan and proving up of the litter
'u i good pumper Is expected to re
' suit In several new tests within tho
oetr future. Already one new test In
that territory has been spuddod by
l .- . associate and some of the
larger producing companies hivo ;
u,,.iii' nn n red territory ue.e
. !,mini. will be resumed at Foster
rS 2, 2. '100 feet nouth of No 1. next
week. A boiler explosion at this lo
cation last week delayed drilling un-
i' it a new uum-r cuumi
at.ia snd Installed
Operator tit Colorado ar.- very
ijuch enthused over Hie out'.oi.k and
rtoress tho be!Jef that this territory
will bow be tho scene of unprecdent
..1 HeviOonment for this section of
,SVert Texas. Colorado Record
Mosto CI oh OrgmabiM.
ydnesday afternoon a number of
...ifiMt! women met Ht the homo
Of Mr. C. 8. Perkins. Jr.. to organ!
noslc club. Twelve charter mem
bwi wero enrolled,
i The following officers, were elect
I td;(VMrs. Harnes. President; Mlsa
pimple Gross. Vice Pre.; Mrs. Hugh
' i;orC. Secretary; Mrs. C S. Per
lilns, Treasurer; Mrs. Frltx H. Smith.
Remoter. Mrs. McClanasan. cnAJrmn
membership committee. Mlsa Clark,
Mr. Banks. Mrs. Morrow and Mrs.
; rogram wmmHiw. -!"
alton, Rosser and Banlts.
mmiiion to draft by laws and
.cosstltutlon: Mesdames Smith. Per-
iWkirj. and Mis Gross
fotion madeto eliminate refresh
ment at regular meetings.
Mr. Frit Smith kindly offered
her home as regular meeting place,
a-4 was gladly accepted. Every oth
ee Wednesday waa decided upon for
t jular club day at 3 o'c'ock. he-
- -salng Jaruaryllth.
" The Club la beginning with a num-
7aer ofentnu8,Mt,c mu9lc ,0,ers and
ilent combined with hard work
il In a few month be able to give
fut public something worth while.
sTiru Father Died.
f .Mr Jck Bowling ha recently re-
' jrned from Hugo. Okla.. -where he
was called on account of hi father's
i n wan necomtvanied home by
'fij" mother who will make her home
tV VMr. and Mr. Bowling.
; ' -r
' Vim Templeton of John Tarlton
V otnhnnvliln anent the holl-
is'ya with home folks
Mrs. Kte Wllraeth who has been
vlth bryant-Llnk Company left this
rek for her home st Mineral TVel'a.
AM INSULT 10
fitct Unit Ills li-l-aK- it r.iiiioul'lug
ed with sentiments of mercy as well
as hedged about with politicnl rea
sons. ntoii I.f'eion Scow Krleue.
Inton. Texas. Dec. 28. resolu
tions condemning the release from
Federal prison of Eugene V. Debs
were ndopted hi re last night at a
called meeting of Arthur O McN'ltr.ky
Post, American Legion. A copy of the
solutions. teli-srAi'hi-d to President
Harding, said to let your official ac
tion go unchallenged by us wou!d be
to break faith with our alien bud
IIKKMI.KN.H WKM.SOUX KKADY
TO SPV1 IX
The ilvrmleigh Oil (Vjiupaiiy. made
up entirely of home people are mak
ing fast preparation to spud in their
Vice President of the Company, II.
W. Harlan, wa in town recently and
lett a nice lino of job work for the
Signal. Mr. Harlan said that every
thing was most rady for business
und that they wer golnc Into it In
a business way with the full expec
tation of making a thorough test,
not on'y thai but to gel oil.
Yearly Inventor on Ker Kinin.
There is no phxA- of farm record
keeping that will givt- more informa
tion for the time required flian the
taking of an annual Inventory. At
least once a ear everyone should
take stock of uimstlf and find out
Just what he lus accomplished dur
ing the preceding year.
An Inventory carefully taken once
a year will fhow the profitableness of
tli farm business The amount or
money on hand at the lose of the
year does nut accurate' y indicate the
Hmount of money on hand nt the
close of the year does not accurate
ly indicate !hu amount of money
made, becaus.) it does not take into
account the increase or decrease In
livestock, farm machinery. crain.
forage or supplied
While the bst time to tiike an In
ventory Is when the supplier on hand
are at their lowest point before the
principal work of the new year begin
January 1, in many cases n.ay prove
to bo the mo-t denrcble time. Work
nt this time is usually slack, and It
Is a goodtime to analyze the past
year'a work and make definite plans
for tho coming year.
To be reliable, however, tho in
ventory must be careful'f taken, ac
cording to specialists of the New
Mexico Agricultural College. Noth
ing should be over looked. It Is best
to make definite cUsalflcatlons. such
as land, live stock, farm machinery
feed and supplies, cash, lulls payable
and bill recelvab'e, an I thon go
through each class and list each Item
that It contains. Small items may be
lumped together, but oU things of
importance should bo listed separate
ly and a definite value placed on
For the purpose of checking up the
year'a profits one had best not place
an Increased or decreased value on
hi land at the close of the year, un
less this Increase in due to Improve
ment made.--Southwestern Plains
man. The "High Row' Entertnlns.
Sunday the "High Ross" enter
tained the Warren kin with a Christ
Among those present were a 16
pound, gobbler. Mr. ad Mrs. Allen
Warren. Mr. J W. Warren, and
Ruth and Nlbbs Warren of Snyder,
and Mr. and Mrs. Boh Warren, AI
lene Warren, and Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Leo Duckworth. Joe Swift and Phil
Rouchler. the editor and the young
She also had with her for aupper
Ft. and Mr. Baxley aud the turkey
Is no more. Post City Post.
D. P. Toder Is at Crowell this
week on buaineM
FORMER SNYDER CITIZEN SHOT
Ill Hit BACK WHILE
lien Jo., liiichauau, as Hhot and
killed last Sunday, Christmas night,
while on duty as u ranger at his
home ut Pool. o" the .Mexican bor.l
A telt-grutu was recti ved here Mon
day morning by JuiUe C. It. Huchan
an apprising him of the news. Judge
Uuchanan. Mrs. Shell and Judge
I'eaM left immediately for tho scene.
Judf;e liuchanan said on Mi return
to Snyder yesterday that on Christ
mas night they were having a dance
there, they had a Christmas tree
and Hen Joe had acted as Santa
Claus and a general good time was
had. He and his wife had lett after
that and gone to their home. Some
oil'" in a short time came and' told
him there were two strange Mexi
cans there. IJivn Joe immediately
went to the scene and began talking
t( one of the Mexicans. The other
one liean shooting him and In all
about sven shots were fired Into his
body. He died in about two hours.
He spkoe a few w rods before he died
said he was ready to go and was aorry
that he did not write to his mother
on that Christmas day. He died with
a smile on his face.
He was buried at Marfa Wednes
day by the Masonic order. All the
stores in Marfa were clobed and the
Mexicans atood guard while the bu
rial was in progress.
Hen Jiie was held iu the higher of
esteem by nil those with whom he
had dealing audit is said that he
was the most tactful man in handling
the Mexicans than any they had had
Men .lee whs reared at Snyder and
Snvder folks are grieved to learn of
I his untimely death. He leaves a wife
who is known to a good many Snyder
, folks as they xisited here after tiiev
I ('apt !uid Mrs. (i C. Uuchanan.
( parents, tonelhcr with the brother,
sisters and relatives, of the deceased
J haw the sympathy of a host of
j friends, who mourn with them In
jthe loss of their loved one.
I The following telegram was re
jceived by Mrs. Buchanan, while Mr.
I Buchanan was nt Marfa.
j Marfa. Texas, Dec. 27. 1921.
I Mrs C. K Buchanan.
Ben Joe was killed doing his duty
ut a Mexican Christmas gathering
Sunday night, hy some strange Mex
icans, whose presence he was Inves
tigating. He lived two hours after
being shot several times. He died
with a smile on his face, looks very
natural. Masonic burial Wednesday
three thirty. Lucile cannot think of
burial anywhere but here.
C. R. Buchanan.
CONCERNING THE UOGLESS
AND COl'JLESS FARMS
The Childress Index says a farm'
survey reveal.; ." fact that 40 per
cent of the Ciiiiui County farms
have neither cattle nor hogs on them!
This is a startling statement and
goes . long way towards revealing
one of the ugliest facts connected
with tho undesirable rural life con
ditions, not alone In Childress, but
in many other coutles of Texas. It
seems unbelievable. In thcabsence
of such an unmlstakabV presenta
tion of fact as the Index man has
for his article, that there should
be any farm on which there could
be found neither cattle nor hog.
If the county would be prosperous
first of all. it must be Inhabited by
prosperous farmers, and these can
not exist in the absence of farm live
stock: Cows, sows, hens. It matters
not how hard we may try to make
the country prosperou raising great
quantities of, wheat, cotton, or corn,
kafir and oat, or hay, these rannot
be profitably marketed In the bulk,
but must b handled through live
stock and poultry.
K.very farm community la which
u;kk KIM.KU hy
MKXK'ANh AT DANCE
Austin. Dec 27. Report on the
killing of Hen Joe lluchauan, Texas
Hanger, ut a dance at Polvo, Pre
sidio County, Sunday night, which
Capt. Jerry Gray sent by mail from
Marfa, la being awaited by Adj. Cen.
Thomas n. Barton here today.
General Bartin said that Captain
Gray telegraphed him about the Uill-im,-
of Hanger Buchanan by "un
known Mexicans who escaped to
Mexico" and that a report would fol
low. Whs Shot in the Ruck.
Alpine. Texas, Dec. 27. Ranger
Captain Cray reported Monday that
Ben Joe Buchanan, ono of his Rang
ers, was shot and instantly killed
Sunday night at a dance In Polvo.
According to Gray, Buchanan of
ficially corrected one, of two Mexi
cans who !ived on the Mexican sTde.
for disorderly conduct several day
ago Monday night the two Mexicans
were drinking and raising a dis
turbance at the dance.
Gray ordered Buchanan to pre-K-rve
order. Buchanan led the chief
d'sturber to one side to speak with
him when the other man shot the
Kancer In the back.
Buchanan's body will arrive here
today. He ia survived by u widow and
a sister, the widow lives at Polvo
and the sister fifteen miles south of
.Mrs. Puchanun Is a in. tuber of a
l ioni't; nt family in 1 1 1 -i s.vtiuii She
is related to the Hords and lunietis
and Is a niece of Mrs. H. f. T.aky,
1 II of Alpine and vlclnPy
Known t I 'ort D-u (.
Fort Davis. Texas. Dec. rnng
er Ren .Toe Buchanan. died at
Polvo, Presidio Count, yesterday,
from wounds received Christina.; day
hy Tw0 Mexicans at tha'. :! uv. was
well and favorably knowr. here. Bjch
anan formerly owned a ronr.h near
Marfa It Is reported the Mexican
killed Buchanan to avoid arrest for
Dl '.TAILS OF BIC H A.N A.N
KILLING NOT RECEIVED
Austin. Texas, Dec. 27.-- The Ad
justant General Department late
today had not received details of tho
killing of Ranger Ben Joe Buchanan
at Polovo, Presidio County. Sunday
night. Ranger Captain Jerry Gray,
stationed ut Marfa. reported tho kill
ing by telegraph, saying that details
were being sent by mail. Unofficial
there is a showing of real prosperity
and happiness Is that one in which
there Is an amplitude of milk produc
ing cows, meat producing hogs and
egg and flesh producing poultry. It
seems a'most useless to declare It
over and over again, but It Is a fact
well known that no farm adequate
ly stocked with poultry, hogs and
milk cow has ever been sold to
satisfy a mortgage. On the other
hand, such farm show a cash bal
ance at the bank and at the stores.
To put the farmer on a cash
basis, ia to bless all other llnea of
business. The Immortal Lincoln de
clared: "No nation can long endure
whose people are part slave and part
free." The same Is true of prosperity,
for tio peop'o can be prosperous
when part of its constituency Is for
ever enslaved through such exces
sive burdens of debts. To emanci
pate the farmers from this thrall Is
thrt task of all the people, and not
merely the producers on the Tarm.
themselves. Amarl'Jo Daly News.
WYWC "tm"t,w neronnt trnrwas rnnrd to hTn-icruiiITioute on a wx to Mrs.
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INCOME TAX LAW CHANGES AND
Enactment of now revenue legisla
tion ban brought to the office of the
Collector of Internal Revenuo a
f ood of inquiries regarding various
provisions. The revenue act of 1921
became effective Nov. 23. 1921, "un
less otherwise provided for." said
George C. Hopkins, collector for the
IU atom eiivi iu uiu inrairtiiwj j
of lli"fr returns acd later difficul
ties with tho Bureau of Internal Rev
enue taxpayers arts advised to care
fully note tho changes and whan
they become effective.
"The xces profit tax is repealed
us of Jan. 1. 1922. The rates for
1921 are unchanged
"The surtax rates foe the calen
dar year 1921 are unchanged, and
range from 1 per cent on the amount
of net income between $G.O0O and
Jfi.OOO to 6 per cent ou the amount
of income in excess of $1,000,009.
For calendar y-ar 1922 the urt3X
rates rangu from 1 per cent on the
amount $10,000 to 50 per cent on the
amount by'whicb the n-t income ex
"The exemption allowed for a de
pendent Is increased from $200 to
$400. '.Married rrsous living with
husband or wtfeand heads of fam
ilies are allowed a personal exemp
tion of $2,500 (instead of $2,000)
unless the net ineome is iu excess of
$5,000. in which case the personal e
emptlon Is only $2,000. Th act pro
vides that In no case shall tht re
duction of the personal exemption i
from $2,500 to $2,000 operate to!
increase the tax which would be pay-j
ablu if the exemption were $2,500 j
liv more than the amount of the net
income in excess of $5.00. This is to j
overcome the disparity In the case of
two tux payers, one of whom Is just i
within the lower $2,000 exemption
and the other just within the hicher
$2. SOU exemption.
"Single persons, and married per
sons uot living with husband or wife,
are allowed an exemption of $1,000.
nonresident aliens are allowed a isn-
gle. personal exemption of $1,000.
Persons having cross incomes for
1921 of $5,000 or over are required
to make a return regardless of tfie
amount of net income.
"P ro visions is made for the repeal
us of Jan. 1. 1922, of the tax on stock
holders 0f a personal service corpora
tion as such After that date such
reports are that Buchanan was shot
by two unidentified Mexicans, who
eacaped to Mexico.
Ranger Buchanan had been a
member of the State ranger force
since March. 1921.
NIK. NIC A BANDIT ijHOOTS
RANGER SEVFV TIMES.
Marfa. Texas, Dec. 26. Ben Jc
Buchanan, a ranger undr Captain
Jray's command was shot seven times
this morning at Polvo. Taxaa, on
the Rio Grande, twenty ratl. from
Presidio, by a Mexican bandit.
Medical aid was seut from Marfa.
where Buchanan has a family.
Great excltoment prevail and sev
eral cars of friends and officers left
Marfa for Polvo.
Have You Paid Your Taxe?
Only one more month in which
to nay your school tax. About thir
teen hundred onthe rendered roll
have uot yet paid.
if all wait till the last week or
day to pay it will mean a great rush
and extra work. It costs no more to
pay now than it will. January 31st.
I huve plenty of time to take car
of the. work efficiently if you will
not delay and will appreciate the
kludges ahown If you will pay as
soon as possible.
Ida Kellcy. Collx-tor.
Howell llarpole ha been apending
tfto holidays with boms fotks.
ARE POINTED OUT
corporations are to be taxed la (.lie
same manner us other corporations.
Corporations Pay Motv.
"The luconio tax on corporations
for the candar year 1922 and tl"er
after is increased from 10 to 12 1-2
per cent. The $2,000 exemption here
tofcre ullowed corporations it t be
granted i;ly o those corpr.it 1:1
ah. je r.rtiiuome is $25,000 or less
'.".luny persons are under the im
preision that the taxes on ice cream,
soft drinks, etc., monthly return
of which are required, have been re
pealed with tho enactment of tha
new act. Thes taxes remain in f'jrc
until the end of the calendar year
"No change Is made in the tax on
a lmiifciions. except that after Jan. 1.
1922, there will be no tax where ad
ruitMlou Is 10c or less.Effective Jan.
1. 1922, the following taxe are slso
abolished: On musical Instruments,
sporting poods, chewing gum. port
able electric fans, thermos bott'en,
furarticles, pleasure boats anl
plVsure canoes (unless U fof
mure than $100.). toilet articls,
medicines and numerous rtic'e of
Tax on Art Lower.
"On aud after Jan. 1. 19 22. tha
tax or variou? work of art is re
duce. from 10 per cent to 5 p-f
cent, tho tax on candy from f per
cent, to rt per cent, and the tax oa
carpets, rugs, trunks, valises, pur"
fans, f.tc . from 10 per cent of sales
price i". excess of specified amounts
to 5 prr cent of sales price jn excess
. specified amounts.
The Tax on parcel post pacUacoa
is eliminated, effective Jan. 1. 1922.
The r.t-w act provides that no tut
1.1T ha!l be subjected to nnnec"
.sir t xaminallon or iiuestiuati'mi,
and lily one inspection of bis boo!'
of accounts shall be made for carli
ye.f unle;-. the tax payer r'-ier.a
otherwise or the commission!-, no
tifies the tax payer in writing that
an additional inspection Is ru.ve-s.-sa'-y.
"The period for filing returns on
the calendar year basis Is from Jan.
I to March 15, 1922. This year, an
lat. the t? may bo paid ia ful! at
th- time of filing the return; or la
four equal Installments, due on or
before March 15. June IS. Sept 15,
and Dec. 15.
"Copies of the revenue act may b
bad by application to Mr. Hopkin'
;oFi TO KLt VANNA
AS BANK CASHIER
" Ciyde lioren who bus been with the
State Bank at Fluvanna, as cashier,
has accepted a position with the First
National Bank of Snyder and haa
entered upon his duties here. Mr.
T. L. Winston takes the place tuada
vacant by Mr. Boren. Mr. Winston
will not move his family to Fluvanna
hut will continue to resld- at Sny
der. Gone to California.
Long Beach. Ca'lf.. Dc. 2-21.
Kditor Snyder Signal.
I am herewith enclosiug check
($1.50) for the Signal for one year,
whlchyou wlllple. mall until fur
ther notice to the following addre:
No. 4-621, West First Street. Ixng
1 arrived here one week ago, on
a visit to my mother and three sister
and actually we've been in tha
"swim" all the time, evnry time I've
tone any place, we've waded in aat
er almost ankle deep and I just miss
ed the Los AngeieB flood by one day.
The old Pacific Is some stream and
before long I shall take a little trip
out to the Catollnas, and hope to
see quite a good deal of, Southern
Caiif-t least in three months.
Beat wishes and a yery Happy New
Vear. for the Signal and all the dear
enod folks in Snyder.
Mrs. Mary P.. Stere.-tt.