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NOV. 3, 1922
ITI'MH FROM HALE
., ,-iit wan well nttended.
j V . be church sen-Ices Sat-
JJ ,""" , p.istor It. A. Hoover.
$ . i Hoover preached his
u r Tuesday night of
1 was a great sermon.
Ilmiwr and family left
,,) tor L'lwton, Okla.,
v',J( make their home. We
on thw family in our
.mil church. We wish
,1 nioplf well in thejr
,-, V n ' mi "'i"--i'i"-r. Mier tier
trade. Pcnil Hayes, Mary Haves. Ru-
i?'i .'-iiiKuby "j"'. '"!'. Carr,
Riba illinnis and Iluhy Oecn made
n business tup to Durnnt Sntuidnv.
peaking at the school
night by Mr. Mcintosh
t anil Allien Aioitatt
r.r the county convrn-
I, V. A at Durnnt Inst
M nibbs and childicn and
. miN fiom ncioss lioggy
,i i.ii night with Mrs. Stubb's
i!i Frank Morns.
Mil s sister ana brothor-
,,,m iihianomu cny spent
. .jrl.t with him.
I l.nwli, Hoy Moron and
ii tuffalo isited at G. R.
i'u Mnffntt loft Sunday for"
Hf.il' "hen? situ will spend a
I 1 .. .11. (..in nlnliH IVI ! IJT XT'
rk '" '' ... '"'J '3. xy, .
Lrin sni win nnw sortie acntnl
fork 'I h'i dentist, of Caddo
fcye th M,.
Hr.Tiii Jlis. w. M. savior left
llitnrdav fur the oil fields where they
IjpMt ti make tneir name, we wisn
llfm well in their new home.
I Mi" Mlslt' Moffatt spent Sunday
Inlh Mi Modinie Morris.
)Iis.('i Mine aioiiaii ana iiemice
Iy.nn -in nt Sunday witn Misses
fiolota ,ii cl Kiln Mae Rich.
Jami- una naywoori morns spent.
Ijjtunk with tneir sister, Airs.
teibb . . ....
Fn, n.i-.ins una lamuy spent
loni Tlr i -day until Saturday in and
G i Mntintt was a nusincss visi-
jr. at ( uldo Inst week.
jli u.i Worthy spent from i'n-
ar uti I Sunday with her sister who
Ins m - sak. We have not heard
I loir he iter was. We hope she is
Bpro'.u l' nicely.
Mi li( tiiah Bonds spent bunuay
nth Mi" Mattie Moffatt.
Janu- Morns took supper at G. K.
iKoffait- Sunday night.
ITEMS FROM PIRTLE
The Ualtpn Jars Hand was well
attended and enjoyed by all Thursday
Prayer meeting was well enjoved
and nttended by all Wcdnednv night
nt Mrs. Stcnrn's.
Mr. and Mrs. T. K. I.in.lley moved
to thir new home Tuesday.
i-s Ainna t;uipepper, sister Ger
Alii.. 1. 1i. ii
niui; Viii icir ."Minimi itw.t-H.
mg for Boggy to spend a few months.
Mr. and Mis. D. M. B.wner spent
luecday in Duiant.
Miss Bertie Heasor nnd sistei. Uei
tha dim d with Mis Nellie Gleen
Mr. nnd Mi.s. Thurninn
oinni with .Mis. .inn Anderson Sun
Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Hose of Hatcher
spent Sunday with her mother, Mis.
Mrs. G. W. Hayes dinod with Mrs.
M H. Polstun Sunday.
Mrs. Irene Risner dined with Mrs.
Mrs. S. .1. Rose ami Mm. 1 ttin
IJImKon spent Sunday with relatives
Jibs Mary Hayes was on the sick
Mls Peail Hayes dined with Miss
Ruby Cox Sunday.
Quite n number of people- from this
plnic attended the funeral of Mr.
Buster Byington of Dlue.
Remember the cottage prayer
meeting eery Wednesday and Sun
day nights. Everybody come nnd
bnng some one with you.
Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese ttates
nian," is quoted as saying, "We want n
sound government, to be run bv the
people and not by the politicians5."
Well, it does no harm to want a gov
ernment of that kind.
TUB DnwAirr Weekly npwq
ttltttttttttttttttttittt mask party. This was Indeed ' I
O P C NOTFS n ?hnl iniKht f?p ,h0 BirI" the?!
' l.l.NOTES a showed a variety of originnllty in
o uiue oi uie gnis of 0. P. C.
attaannaautitiM 2i i ,V. Sl.
a Missionary Pageant. Sunday nlJi'rn-
Mr Schooler, Pastor of the FirM ing" at , L ' Pe 1, tuian
Christian rhnivVi rov.. .!, i.i, .. ' oi.i " "J11"
HEMS FROM CADE
Mr ami Mrs. Jim Jones, Mrs. J. C.
lAmn'il and little son J. C. Jr., of
IKolf Cil. Texas visited at Mr. Beth
ri's this week.
Mr? . M. Duty and daughters
Ilfi5et Norn and Pinkie shopped In
I Boswcll Saturday
inie AN wine of Ardmore is vis-
litne nl itives here.
Mi innie Spears of Boswell
keh sihool spent the week-end with
I her aunt. Mrs. Inez Ross.
Mis Pinkie Duty, spent Saturday
light with Mrs. Caldwell.
Jlies liiulah and Mary Scott and
I Pinkie Duty visited Mrs. Inez Ross
.Mr. nnd Mrs. Libert Bethel spent
Sunda at B. F. Caldwell's.
W. M. Duty sold one of his farms
Quite a crowd of folks went from
here to Mntoy Sunday night to
W. M. Dutv and Bennie Scott took
inner with Mr. Alcwine Sunday.
UT. nnd Mrs. Lindnev. Claude fireen
Mr. nnd Mrs. Jno. Nichols and Mrs.
Pearl Haney visited at W. M. Duty's
Jim Holloway was a business vis
itor to Bennington Saturday.
it. lilies is takincr n vncntion this
Mrs. Billv Green and sons Perrv
wd Amll spent Sunday with Joe
Green's family in Boswell.
I '1-tut.n f.U.. I. .. ..
i.ii.iuii uiurcn, gave ine gin a
spiemiui talK nt the assembly hour
ednesday. Thce talks from the
outside nie always npprciiated.
Rev. Er.skm Brnntly, of Artltis
member of the board of trustees,
conducted the Chapel M-rvices Fri
day morning. This was his first is
it to the College during the prts
itit session and lie was highly pleas
ed with the progie's that was I eing
Mi. Calhoun nf Miming,... ,,,i tir
l Tt....n ..t s.. . i. ... ... '
Anderson ii t,rl " UU'UtUin
Aiiuerson ini lnui,.., t,,.- tl..r. lv:.i.. i i
V. .. ' r-,v i i. uuie .ir.
(alhoun was delighted to find. "Li
brary of Southern Literature," in our
library; be Mated that this was the
second t-et of this work that he had
found in the State.
The College basket ball team chal
lenged the High School senior team
for a game Thursday afternoon and
was defeated by a score of 4 to 8.
The Freshmen and Sophomores hnd a
tainu also, the sophomore winning
by a scoie of 3 to ft.
The students nnd faculty were
grieved to lenrn that Dr. E. H. Lyle.
n former President of O. P. C. passed
away Thursday night at his home in
Dallas. It will be remembered that
Dr. Lyle's health gave way early
Last Wednesday night, the College
Juniors entertained the College Sen
iors nnd several young men with a
The Y. W. (
Pmly to the
ami the visit
A. gave a Hnllow'een
students and faculty
The "Itiver of Death'"'
to the "Lnhmntnrv
"Ptnltli.il fs.it" ...i-ii
,, - -V...SV. .... .,! c. ii lo
lled, cnused more eii'nn than any'
other stunt dining the ev.ning. Sev
ern! ghost stum's weie told and .Mrs.'
Monison w,,s lewnrded the prii-e for
telling the best.
FALL SEASON IS THE SEASON OF
WILL YOUR HOME BE ONE OF THOSE ADDED TO
THE LIST THIS SEASON THAT WENT ANIT HAD
It's cheap so ? ritth or home play safe.
SALMON & GILSTRAP
rJi',".. S'ivt,,w ..U'spcct ginndpnV,!
memory-fi get bis methods. i
129 North Third
Of tlcal Specialists
120 N. 8rd
ITEMS FROM BUSHNELL
There was an extra larire attend-
uwc at .singing Sunday night. Many
People from adjoining communities
Oscar Williamson of Durant and
Mm .lulin Ward were married Sun
wy evening at the home of Rev. E.
l. Butler. Many friends join In wish-
b mem a long and happy married
The young people of the communi
ty report an entovable time nt the
Pound sunper given by Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Towne Saturday night
.uost oi tnc farmers are busy
threshing the peanuts and bailing:
Several of the people from this
'ommunity attended the speaking fit
"urant Friday night.
While practicing basket ball Sun
day Wcldon Rigdon happened to the
""'fortune of spraining his arm. The
"jury was slight but painful.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boston were
wiled to Guntcr, Texas Saturday on
ccount of the serious illness of their
brother-in-law, Mr. S. W. Williams.
School is progressing nicely now
wh fifty four on roll.
Andrew Rollins of New Allison nt
"ndcd Sunday School here Sunday.
ev. J. H. Boyctt of Durant will
Preach here the second Sunday in
ITEMS FROM MEAD
, ' P. Hampton, born In Tennessee,
J"n? 2. 1357, died Oct 28, 1922.
ns a well known and respected
w " Came t0 Oklahoma from
Wolf City. Texas In 1RQ4. has lived
'n tins vicinity ever since, first as;
'raipr-enttlcman, Last 20 years a
"HrchaM nt Silo and Kenefick. Had
ii i !'?1 his business on account of
"' t. alth and was staying nt his
H'lui's, Mrs. W. G. Austin nl
nn to regain his health preparn
IP going to California for his
ait nlca unexpectedly with heart
it ini.,,l.AH A.i ...i r. xr
i . "h.v-i .tiiu iiuuiiiur, iir". v.
"ho was a Missinniirv in Old
' nnd COlllll tint lio lncntnd nt
t me. His son Gus who hnd been
i, a t'ovora' y sooner reached
'" ;. himday morning.
' ustcr, Mrs. Mary Varnell and
uf pVn,sons' Johl ond Jim Vamell
01 n Worth attended the funeral.
T mat Taix Lie
The "crinres" charged against John Fields by bis eneniu-s
Inclu'e such serious and Perrlble things as owning a poodK
doc; carr)lng a gold headed cane, being an aristocrat etc
Such piffle Is too absuiil to be belieed b voters, and even
If true would be weak argument in comparit-ou to Mayor
Walton's undisputed record for extra vagancp with tax payers'
money In the management of Oklahoma City's police depart
ment and the fact that lie is plainly allgut with the Kane
from North Dakota which seeks now to put oer on Okla
homa the same kind of a job which wrecked that stale
The County Treasurer of Oklahoma county Issued a slat
menl that Fields pays no taxes. Even this would sot be a
crime it true. Bui of course this Is pure falsehood too.
Certified Commercial Accountant's
Affidavit Makes Truth Clear
The County treasurer of Oklahoma county, issued a state
ment that his books did not show that Fields had paid any
taws during 1919, 1920 and 1921. The Bank with which
Fields does business, paid his taxes and charged same to his
account, just as many other Individuals handle their tax, In
surance, lodge and church dues, .etc. TI is it was possible
for the county treasurer to apparently veiify the charges of
Fields' opponents about taxes. But In doing so, he apparent
ly conspired to mislead the public as to the real truth. An
official certified commercial accountant Investigated the three
years In question and makes affidavit as follows:
T- EATON CO..
rhryeriifjf utI hi lDt e
frtaor4s of lh Mtmor' offlr of Otltnoadl
Count. Oklihoa. for lh Mrs lSftOtl.
1h tho rooolrto lituos ty h County
,Triror (or th iiu yoiri.ond tint ti-t
'ha riiUi, etctttste for tnrMr,,Mll.i'i
aMrlk M owtra to krort..t.iii (
Ls-z v 2twC-
Mf.oooatsslon oiplroo Oolosor tth, 1Mb
mr knowiMee. " fwronw
taxes of Mr. John Fielcln. candidate
for Governor, cover! nu property a
Maaed in Oklahoma County for the
veara 1010, lO-M and 1921. amountlne
to 1169 08. JIM 13 and IlUfl 0 reiiiec
Ovely. ha-ve been paid and th County
Treasurer's receipt laaued.
Farmer National Back.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Subscribed and awom
to before me. a notary
public, thla 27th day of
17 eonunlailon txplres February ttb, WX
And Here Are The Records
Of Amounts Paid Back to 1907
Fields has been paying taxes to the County Treasurer of
Oklahoma County for 15 ears. Only the 1910, 1920 nnd 1921
taxis have been questioned. But It may be interesting te
voters to have the complete record as follows
i.v were at his bedside. All nt-
" tile fllnnrnl nvi-nnt hln nltnof
tno7 no-' nm
Das M fl mn
li'O-l 1 I l'''J
mm Ki 17 i '".
1011 -''.; 7.' 1'iKI
lr.OOS 1917 122.00
in! 71 l''!' ...1.17.70
1 - .1 I'l'i 1K109
11 -l 1', 0 ... ... 104 18
(Si".' 1' .1 .... 190 00
Tins does not Include special paunp fur mm or other
kind of taxes-neither dots it inclmb n Ik' tax
john Fiixns doks not own om: ri:T or; tax
ES. HE OWES NO MAN A DOLLAIt ANJj MA I.H MU
OWE ONE HE DID NOT PAY.
A Statement Regard
ing State Question
This is a statement cohering probable econo
mic efforts huch a tax as is proposed under
this question will have on various branches
of business and on the prosperity of the peo
ple of Oklahoma.
Thin statement docs not presume to suggest
how nn citizen should vote on 'this ques
tion, but is an effort to inform regarding
the business side of this matter. .
SOME FACTS ABOUT QUESTION 116.
1. This is a proposed constitutioal amend
ment and is to be voted on at the general elec
tion on November 7th.
2. This amendment calls for the creation of
a debt uprainst ALL property in Oklahoma in
the sum of ?50,f)00,000 to be expended as a
3.- This $50,000,000 in bonds of the state are
to be issued for fifty years and are to draw
fi per cent interest, making the total cost to
taxpayers of the state, for interest and prin
4. The proposal permits the sale of these
bonds for as low as 05 cents on the dollar, a
possible reduction of $2,500,000.
B. No limit is set on the amount of money
that may be spent in the administration of this
fund, nor is there any limit set on the number
of clerks attorneys or other employees that
may be employed, nor does it set a time lim
it on the years said commission may operate,
unless it be the life of the bonds, 50 years.
6. The bill provides that arrangements may
be made with bond buyers for the re-deposit
of money paid by them for said bonds in banks
designated but does not specify that said de
posits shall draw a reasonable rate of inter
estor any interest at all for that matter.
7. The proposal calls for taxes on a GROSS
income basis, which means that the tax is to
be collected BEFORE money is set aside for
8. There is now pending before the nation
al congress, a soldiers conpensation bill which
when passed will levy a national tax (accord
ing to a United States senator for Oklaho
ma) of $100,000,000 on this state but the
State Bonus Bill docs not provide for deduc
tions in this matter so if both proposals
should carry Oklahoma will be taxed for
nearly $300,000,000 in this connection.
HOW THE TAX PROPOSED WILL AFFECT
THE PEOPLE OF OKLAHOMA
Where the Town Man PajH.
This proposal calls for a 1 per cent gross
tax on earnings of public service corporations
which tax will, of course, be passed on to
the consumers of gas, electric lights, tele
phones, etc, thus effecting a direct sales tax
on these people. Under decisions of federal
courts railroads will escape on interstate busi
ness but will be taxed on intra-state business.
This, of course, will but raise freight rates
from one town to another within the state
(paid for by the ultimate consumer) but It
will also give border cities like Wichita, Jop
lin, Dallas and Ft. Worth a freight rate ad
vantage to Oklahoma points that will help
them grab Oklahoma business away from
Where the Farmer Pajs.
This proposal levies a tax of one (1) per
tent or the gross earnings of banks, trust
and loan companies. Today farm interest
rates in Oklahoma averages around 7 per
cent, but a state tax of 1 per cent on the gross
business of farm loan companies will of course
be passed on to the farmer, raising the aver
age in Oklahoma at least 1 per cent, thus plac
ing a heavier load on the farmers, as well as
town borrowers. This tax is a constitutional
amendment nnd will, we are advised, apply to
building unrl loan associations, thus raising
city loan rates. A tax on money either rates
to borrowers or drives loanable funds from
the taxed area. This proposal can not be an
exception to this fixed rule.
How Ever) body Pajs.
This proposal culls for a one (1) per cent
tax on the gross business done by foreign
corporations within this state. Oklahoma is
not a manufacturing state. We do not mnke
any farm machinery, clothing, shoes, etc.,
within the borders of the state. If foreign
corporations are taxed 1 per cent on the busi
ness they do within this state, is it not rea
sonable to presume that they will look on this
as a tariff at the state line of Oklahoma and
raise commodity price to cover the cost, thuK
raising living cost to both farmer and city
How the Proposed Tax Will Affect Oil
Half the population of Oklahoma depends
on oil directly or indirectly for their living.
Thero are two kinds of oil mtn in Oklahoma.
They are Standard Oil concerns nnd indepen
dent operator. Standard Oil operates in
many states and many nations, and SETS
THE PRICK PAID FOR Oil yet they pro
duce leFH than J0 per cent of the crude oil pro
ducul in Oklahoma. It is obvious that Inrge
concerns with wide thread production can
ilose down operations in OMnhomn, while the
independent operators (thoucand". of thrni)
will have to go out of biihinc-s or pay, yet not
be nblr; to rnKe the crude oil markr t price to
offset the tax If this tnx should --enr) to
injure the hmall independent oil operator and
put him at the mercy of his large competitors,
such depression will affect lca'e values, retard
development, stop jobs, and affect tho general
buying power of tho general public nil through
the oil country again hitting the manufac
turer, merchant nnd farmer. Though Okla
homa is n great oil state, it has hardly been
touched. Land owners who expect to benefit
by development within their lifetime must de
pend on the keen competition among hundreds
of independent operators. These men arc now
paying 80 per cent of the state taxes this hill
will inccraso their taxes 33 1-3 per cent.
How the Tax Will Affect the Refiners
It is proposed to tax refiners of Oklahoma
(1) per cent on their gross huslness, without
any deductions for labor, cost, oil bought, etc.
There are 110 independent refineries in Okla
homa, which supply n living for 50,000 people
directly, nnd many moie indirectly. These
refineries must sell DO per cent of their pro
ducts outside the stnte in competition with
Standard Oil and other refiners who do not
havo nnylants in this stnte nnd who won't
hnvo to pay this great tax. Independent ro
finers of the United States hnvo averaged only
2 per cent profit on their invcftincnts (not
their gross turnover) in tho past three years.
The tnx proposed would more than wipe out
this average profit, some refiners hay. Then
again there ore some refiners, liko tho Sin
clair company, the Texas company nnd others.
, who hnvo plants in Oklahoma nnd oilier plant
in other states, with pipe lines connecting.
Such concerns can escape this tnx by closing
their Oklahoma plants, nn obvious procedure,
we believe. This tax will put Oklahoma refin
ers at tho mercy of their out-of-stnte competi
tors. How the Tax Will Affect Coal.
There are two heavy items in the production
of coal one is labor und the other is freight.
At present most coal produced in Oklahoma
is sold in Western Oklahoma. This will bur
den tho coal business with a double taxation.
It will levy 1 per cent on the grosB output of
the mine, but it will also levy 1 per cent on
the gross cost of freight. Kansas mines will
escape this tax, both nt tho mine nnd in
freight cost. Thus Kansas miners can cither
sell coal to Oklahoma consumors cheaper than
Oklahoma mines can, or they can join with
Oklahoma mines in raising the cost to the
buyers and make the difference pnld by Okla
homa mines on this special tax in additional
Lead and Zinc
After three years of depression, the Oklaho
ma lead and zinc fields aro just coming back.
They arc in keen competition with the zinc
mines just across the border in Missouri. Like
coal, a large part of their cost is labor and
freightto which must be added a heavy
royalty cost. Oklahoma zinc mines cannot
raise the national market price on zinc. If
this great tnx should make it impossible for
Oklahoma mines to compete, and miners say
that many mines cannot, then they must do
one of two things: either reduce labor costb
or shut down.
All Property May Have to Pay Tax.
It is obvious, we believe, that any of the
concerns that can possibly do so will take
steps in the courts to avoid this tax. This
possibility is a matter of serious moment to
all property owners, for In Section 13 of the
bill, ALL property and business in Oklahoma
is made liable for this tax, an follows:"The
full faith, credit and resource of the State of
Oklahoma are hereby and herein irrevocably
pledged to the punctual payment of the prin
cipal at maturity, and the interests of the
Attorneys advise that near 50 per cent of the
oil produced in Oklahoma, and a great amount
of tho lead and zinc and coal produced' in the
state will escape this tax for the reason that
they are located on departmental nnd restric
ted Indian lands.
Railroads, express companies, telephone
companies, etc., will under decisions of the
federal courts, also escape such tax so fat
ns their interstate commerce business is con
cerned. Foreign corporations can escape by organiz
ing a domestic corporation or by withdrawing
from the state and compelling Oklahoma buy
ers to go outside this state to make their pur
chases. National banks, we .are also advised, art
protected from suih a tax by virtue of the
national banking law.
In view of the fact that this tax calls for
an annual expense of around $3,500,000 plus
cost of administration, the possibility that
many nf the lincb of business now named ma
be able to escape, the tax endangers other pro
perties, especially faim lands nnd city real
estate, to such ii tax. For after the bonds
have onco been issued the whole staU' stand
back rif the mortgage thus created.
Not a Small Tax Matter.
The tax proposed under this bill is not a
small matter. This year our state collected
around $7,500,000 in state tuxes, which cov
ered every state expense including upkeep of
our institutions, interest on sinking funds, our
debts, road aid, etc, etc. This tax proposes to
increase this omiuul expense around $3,500,
000 a year, an increase of 60 per cent for ona
These facts are submitted without comment
and without any idrn of a political bearing, for
it mut be remembered that this proposal is to
be voted on alone, nnd if carried must bo ex
ecuted by the next administration no matter
which political party may be named.
No tax ran be written that docH not reach all
the prnple in one form or another. This tai
will add a burden to the people of Oklahoma
of around $175,000,000. If it halts business,
kreps new liusinc-s out of tho state, or ndds
to the living eit of titizcns, it will affect the
No i uggcstion is rnnilo .is to how any citi
zen bhould vote, but thu-'c fuels are submitted
so that thuM- who desire may bu informed as
to the possible business effects, and thus be
able to cast an intelligent ballot