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FOUR PAGES LOGAN, CACHE COUNTY, UTAH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1921 NmETEENTHYEAR' SHI
s Taxes Go
How Uncle Sam Spends
Your Money in Conduct
ing Your Business
Dy EDWARD G. LOWRY
Author "Wuhtaffton Clof-Upf." "Bank tn4
Financial Systems," tie. Contributor Political
and Economic Article to Leading Periodical
vntf ft WrlUr of Rctcffulicd Authority on th
National Gorernmant'a Oualnaaa Mtthodi,
IUprrlfht, WtaUrn Nawtpapcr Colon
A committee made up of three tpem
bcrs of Uio senate and three members
of tho house Is now considering the
whole problem of tho organization of
tho executive departments of tho gov
ernment with a view to finding out
how to reorganize them so as to In
CTeaso their efficiency and decrease
their cost of operation. It Is about
time. The grcnt executive depart
ments of tho government have not
been reorganized or greatly modern
ized since Alexander Hamilton's day.
Representative llenvls of Nebrnskn
Is one of the members of this Joint
congresslonnl committee that Is mak
ing tho present Investigation. Ho put
I tho resolution through the house that
I brought about the appointment of tho
committee. He Is n pnrt of the nn
B tltfnnl government mnchlne mid he
ought to know what he Is talking about
I when ho says that "while the gov-
eminent of tho United States Is the
B world's biggest business, It Is likewise
B tho world's worst managed business."
B That Is an Indictment and n state-
ment of fact that will stand the closest
Bj scrutiny and the most unsparing
analysis. But listen to Mr. Reavls :
Bj "Why should the Interior department
Bj run an Insane asylum and a college for
Bjj negroes and a school for tho deaf!
Bg How did It get that way Why should
Bb one personnel In the pension bureau
Bj In the Interior department bo caring
HI for the disabled soldiers of tho Civil
BY war and the Spanish American war,
BS- while another personnel In the bureau
BB of war risk Insurance of tho trens
BK ury Is caring for tho veterans of tho
BB. ( World war? Why this hodgepodge of
BB totally unrelated purposes which Is re
BB1 Suiting in endless duplication and ap
BB palling expense?"
BB I will let Mr. Reavls go on without
BE further Interruption. As a member
Bj( of the house he has hli share of tho
fit. responsibility for tho conditions he do-
g There are 39 separate governmental
Bj' agencies handling engineering:, srchltec-
Br tural and public works functlns, all of a
Bj -related kind. There Is no good reason why
B all these ngencles should not be co-ordl-
B nated In one department and about 33 of
tho useless organizations done away with,
flt There are 4 government agenoles engaged
I In surveying and mapping; there are iff
H separate and distinct agencies engaged In
j public building operations; there are It
B agencies authorized to build roads; there
are 19 engaged In hydraulic construction;
H there are It doing work on rivers; there
H are 10 engaged In public land (unctions;
there are IS doing chemical Investigation
connected with public work operations;
H there are 23 doing engineering and re
H Many of these agencies have been In
active tor a number of years, but they
are keeping up their personnel In antici
pation ot work In the future. We could
save 1300.000,000 a year. In my judgment,
by doing away with useless bureaus and
duplication of activities.
Borne of the duplications are rldlcu
i lous and absurd. Tor Instance, the gov
ernment seeks to protect the wild animals
In the national parks. If a brown kadlak
bear has twin cubs, one brown and ono
black, as often happens, and one should
shoot the brown cub he must make his
settlement with one department, but It
he shoots Its full brother, the black cub,
he must settle with another department.
If you were to shoot a fox In Alaska your
settlement would be with the Department
of Agriculture, while If you trapped the
same fox you must make your settlement
with the Department of Commerce.
The government Issued last year
through Its several bureaus and depart
ments It cookbooks. The last one that
was Issued was published by the board
of vocational education. This Is a board
organized by the congress for the purpose
ot rehabilitating crippled soldiers of the
World war, to prevent, as far as possible,
their becoming derelicts In life. ... It
may be of Interest to state that while the
government has been Issuing It cookbooks
and consuming vast quantities of print
j paper In these and similar useless publl-
BJ cations, 1,300 country town newspapers
H have suspended In the last three months
9j because they could not secure print paper.
H Mr. Reavls and a great many others
BJ have sensed the feeling In the coun-
jH try and In congress that the time has
wj, come to put an end to nil this sort
M of thing. He gives reasons for his
ffl. rjj, belief:
. n- un On0 oI tne rea8ons Is that the people
I demand that their taxation be reduced.
B For many years we have been collecting
a the revenues of this government through
systems of Indirect taxation. The reve
I nues have been collated through a pro-
tectlve tariff and by excise taxation on
P Intoxicating liquors Indirect taxation of
I this kind prevents tin ppoplo from reallz
fl Ing fully Just who N . ivlng the expenses
of the government 'I ' ere was n tlmo
when tho expense ' the government
amounted to onb '-' per capita por
year. Today tlm i 'I per cnplta ex
pense exceeds Si" '' trcmondous ex
penso has mnde It i -wiry to resort to
direct taxation, and 'i i"ople have sud
denly becom-paliif"! aware of who
pays the expenes "f ' Kovernment.
I am very ccrti' tt the elimination
of duplications mid pplng In the de
partments will r. - ii the saving of
millions of l . 1 1 . - is no reason
Why It should not '
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IH3WISTON, Dec. 23. 'The Ora
toreo" 'Tho Star of tho East", to bo
presented in the meeting houso by
tho Lewiston 1st ward choir, Christ
mas night, Sunday, Doc. 25, will be
rendered as follows:
No. 1, song and Pantoinlne,
Star of tho East By Mrs. Hazel
Dybee, Senoth Hyer nnd Afton Ho
gon. No. 2 Tho Star of the East
Recital F. M. Stephensen,"jr.,
No. 3 Tho Star of the East
No. 4 Arise, Shine, Women's
Chorus and Choir.
No. 5 Tho Stranger Star, Mrs.
Efflo Villett and choir,
No. 6 The Angels Song Duet,
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Harrison.
No. 7 Sing, O Heavens Duet,
Mrs. Jowol Van Orden and H. H. Har
rlon and choir.
No. 8 Tho Beautiful Star, Solo,
No. 9 Awake Put On Thy
Strength Solo, Mrs. Salcwna stowell
No. 10 Dethlehem, Women's
chorus nnd choir.
No. 11 Lead Thou Mo On Bar
atone Solo Andrew Wiser,
No. 12 Thero Shall Bo Night
Quartetto Belle Komp, Mrs, My
rtle Pond, John McKnlght, Edward
Mrs. Gertrudo Rawllnb entertain
ed tho Art and Literary Club at her
homo last Friday, Decenberl6, Mrs.
Ida Rogers and Gertrudo. . Rawlins
gave a story' tht remainder pf the
afternon was spent in social chat.
Luncheon, was served to ten mem
bers.. Mr, and Mrs. Qulnn Stephenson
spent Wednesday at Logan on busi
ness. Miss Hicks suffered an attack of
La Grlppo last week.
Mrs. Lorln Marler who has been
quite III Is reported some better.
Mrs. Lttha Lundahl of Logan
ornnr smnrairir turmoir mar pre-rnn tn
this country and of the unrest occasioned
hy the high cost ot the necessaries of life,
that the government should be put upon
a sane, einclent and economical basis.
Whoever by public clamor or other
means can Induce congress and the
oxecutlvo departments to organize tho
rout I no business of tho national gov
ernment will have performed a greut
public service. Note thnt I sny "or
ganize" and not "reorganize," for In
no proper senso has the foderal busi
ness ever been organized.
spent last Wednesday In Lewlstof
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Mrs. Gay C. Lewis, Evo Parkinson
and Ida Rogers were Logan visitors
Miss Dorlous spent the week end
at Preston visiting relatives .
Mrs. Lettlo Stocks spent Wednes
day at Richmond visiting relatives.
Tho Lewiston first ward rellof
society gave a Christmas program In
the relief society hall Tuesday Dec.
20, at 3 p. m. Program was as fol
lows: Jesus onco of humble birth.
Prayer Kato Pond.
Duet An Angel from Above, Ef
fle Vlllct and Hazel Bybeo.
Spirit of Xmas By F. M. Steph
enson. Xmas poen by Bernllco Rawlins,
Duet Ethlyn and Melda Tag
gart, Xmas Story by Ada Van Orden,
Singing Farr Away on Judea
Benediction by Margaret Rogers.
Mrs. H. M. Blair and Mrs. McGee
spent Wednesday at Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Benson of Logan
spent last week In Lewiston the
guests of their daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Stoffensen of
Richmond were guests of Mrs. Ellen
Miss Marlon Pierce who Is attend
ing school in Logan spent tho week
end at home In- Lowlston.
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Van Orden
and Mrs. Lucllla Van Orden motored
to Logan last Thursday.
Mr, and Mrs. Sultan Lowls are re
joicing over tho nrrlval of a fino 11
pound girl, born, Sunday, Dec. 18.
Mrs. Edith Cunningham and Orc
tta Coley spent Thursday at Logan
President and Mrs. G. A. Hogan,
Bishop A. W. Hyer Mr. and Mrs.
James Taggart, Messra Frank Raw
lins, F. M. Stephenson, Fred Taggart
Joseph Leavctt, P. E. Van Orden,
Saul Hyer, Merlin Van Orden, Ora
Hyer, West Bright, Hnll Stocks, Mrs.
Gaylo Lowls and Ida Rogers Har
riet Bevnns and Mlnnlo Owens at
tended priesthood meeting held nt
Richmond Sunday, Dec. 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Browor of Cornish
nro tho proud parents ot a flno baby
girl bom Wcdsesdny, all concerned
Mrs. Carrie Coloy was n Logon
u,, j? -
EARLY. MORNING THIEVES FOR
CE WINDOW TO GAIN EN
TRANCE AND LOOT EIGHTY
DEPOSITS OF SECttmiTIES.
YORK, Pa., Dec. 22 Burglars
early today broko Into the Mount
Wolf Bank and stole $100,000 In se
curities from safety deposit boxes.
They forced a window and cut thru
the vault doors with acetyleno torch
es. Locks on eighty deposit boxes
were broken with a hammer.
TWIN FALLS HAS
STORM TWIN FALLS, Ida., Dec. 22
With tho passing of tho worst and
most prolonged snowstorm recorded
slnco the opening of tho Twin Falls
district, tho mercury last night es
tablished a new low temperaturo re
cord for tho season. A mark of G
degrees above zero was recorded,
this being 2 degrees below tho pre
vious low. Th snowfall for tho storm
period was moro than twelve Inches,
and tho total molsturo slightly more
than ono Inch,
Bebo Daniels ,tho Realart star,
will next bo seen here at tho Lyric
Saturday. In a comedy entitled
Twd Weeks With Pay.'" It Is from
a Saturday Evening Post story by
Nina Wilcox Putnam, and Miss Dan
lols will play a dual role.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Elwood nro
rejoicing over tho arrival of a 11
pound boy born Sunday, Dec. 18.
Mr. D. Olsten of Richmond was
tho guest of Mrs. Myrtlo Pond Fri
day. Mrs. Verna Payno of Ogdon is vis
iting In Lowlston this week tho
guest of her paronts, Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Kent.
Mr. Sam Weisor spont Saturday at
Mr. Joo Vlllot loft for Los Angel
es, California Saturday.
Mr. Bert Merrill of Smlthflcld and
Mrs. Eugenlo Merrill of California
nro tho guests of Mrs. Gaylt Lewis.
STATE FARM BUREAU E
Cache County Well Represented at 199
the Conference and On The Floor. lH
The Great Work of Tax Reform has H
Begun. Now All Together. H
Pros. Ephralm Borgcson of tho
Cache County Farm Bureau ro
turnod from tho Stnto conferenco
jtsterday nnd reported an Interest
ing session at tho Capitol.
Accompanying Mr. Borgcson from
Cache County wero Commissioner
Henry Thouror, Pros Jos. U. White
of Paradise, Representative Hnrry
Parkor of Wcllsvlllo and Herschel
Ballon of Logan.
Mr. Borgcson was enthusiastic
aver tho mooting ami said, 'From
now tbu big fight Is on." Tho Bur
eau Is nwnko and will not sleep un
til Its alms nro accomplished. Wo
count on the united abpport of nil of
tho fnrmers nnd fnlr denting peoplo
of Cache County.
Tho Salt Lake mooting endorsed
the proposed constitutional amend
ment calling for tho classification of
property for taxation purposes, went
on record for nn Income Tax, nnd
adopted the following resolutions. ,
'Whereas, An omorgency exists nf-j
fectlng tho agricultural Interests of
tho state, all tho farm products now.
being 50 per cent or more less than
In 1D20 and that tho costs to tho
farmers," other than for farm labor
have not. boon materlaty decreased,
and many"costs such as power for
Irrigation and other utility rates
that were Increased during tho times
of war prices, still remain unchang
ed; therefore, be It
'Resolvod, Thnt It is tho sonso of
this conferenco representing the
farm bureau of tho state, that theso
utility charges so vitally affecting
1 tho welfaro of tlto agricultural In
terests should now bo materially
lowered nnd to this end w nsk our
oxecutlvo committee to work and
i petition tho public utilities commis
sion, and again that as n futurO mea
sure of relief that representation bo
mado to tho state board of equaliza
tion and the county nssessors that
tho value of lands aro now materi
ally reduced and should bo materi
ally reduced In valu0 fot taxation
purposes In 1022."
BOSTON, Dec. 22 Yulotldo gifts
from Mnrshal Foch, in gratltudo for
hospitality extended on his American
tour havo begun to arrive hero. Six
officers of tho American legion In
this city have beon rcmouibered with
initialed silver cigarette cases, lined
with Bold nnd engraved with tho sig
nature 'F. Foch."
Tho annual Christmas tree and
entortainment of the Presbyterian
church was hold last night. Tho pro
gram consisted of Christmas rccltla
tlons and songs by tho children and
nn Illustrated message by Mr. Pills
bury on 'Tho Light of Bethlehem".
Tho pictures doplcted tho birth of
Christ and tho Incidents surround
ing It. After tho pictures Santa ar
rived on tho sccno and from tho
beautiful troo distributed candy and
nuts to tho children.
Hon H. E. Crockett, Socrotnry of
Stnto wnB honorod hy tho employees
who work undor him at tho state
cnpltol on Thursday hy tho presen
tation of a reading lamp. Mr. Crock
ett responded In an appreciative
voln nnd refreshments wero served
nnd n ooelni hour enjoyed.
Addresses wero mado by a scoro
or moro farmers representing a VAvAvB
number of different counties. Thoy H
wor0 a unit in declaring tho urgent
need for a reduction in tho taxes of PAVAvJ
tho fnrmora nnd expressing a deter- fl
initiation to mnko tholr enso clear to B-l
the county nssessors, tho county H
hoards of equalization nn( tho stnto BBBJ
of equalization. H
William Bnlley, chairman of tho
state board or equalization, wns tho
target for an nvnlnncho of questions SABBl
relative to mnttors of taxation. Ho jH
expressed sympathy with tho needs H
or the farmers but Insisted that BBBBb
'hey would have to seek their remedy H
in legislative, correction of present BBBBb
methods of taxation. 'I know," ho H
told tho fnrmers, 'that you want, do- BBBH
servo, need and must havo roller. I
am not tho maker of tho law; I am IBBBH
the servant ot tho lnw. Lot us got H
after tho system, Tho adjustment IBBB
must como by degrees, nnd tho hopo
for tho futuro lies In tho rewriting H
j of tho tax laws and a better dlstrl-
bulon of tho burden,"
The conference doddod to hav0 tho H
bureau namo a commltteo to coop- BBBH
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created hy tho last legislature in An H
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To show actual farm conditions, jH
Ephralm Bergeson of Cncho county,
reported thnt on a farm of 210 acres BBBJ
ho owns, assseBsed at $40,761, ho BBH
mado a net profit, without doprecla- H
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Just $G89.52 this year. Inslstenco BBBB
wns made by other speakers that
land valuations are out of lino with BBBB
actual values, and tho chargo was BBBB
mado, that somo county asscsors,
when confronted with this matter, H
stntcd tho stao board of equalization H
had instructed tho assessors to keep BBBJ
valuations up in order not to Impair BBBl
tho credit of tho state. To this Mr.
Balloy replied that tho law set forth H
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BOX ELDER WINS
Tho Box Elder High School won Ejlctrlf
a clear but hard earned victory Ws$
from tho (crippled) Logan High IPl
basket ball team Thursday night by fflSrM
n scoro or 28 to 23. Tho services ot "VSC!
Captain Nlblcy forward and Crothor !
center wero missed by tho Logan mES
High but not with standing tho khE
Grizzlies played a remarkablo game, BbR
considering that but ono man var- OBB
slty Five bo fore. JSeZ
Tho first half ended 13 to 13 and MJWB
was most anyones game, until Bob BpTB
Gibbons was Injured and forcoj to ffififfi
leavo, after which with ono except- B8fli
tion when tho Logan High mado ono HH
grand rush for victory, tho Brlgham- MB
Itcs had tho gamo safely tucked aw- MO
ay. Tho Brlgham boys aro to bo glv- IjDjj
credit for having a well balanced mBN
team and thoy'ro being especially BJJll
good on tho offensive. 1S
Nohlo Bonnlon was tho star tor Hm!
Logan both oit tho floor and shoot- jjftal
Ing baskets having five flold goals; 43Bm
Gibbons did not play his usual brand BcE
ot ball nllowlng his man four goes. MB
"'ndiard played woll tho first half jflH
hut the team lot down In tho second. flVJ
, Rubsrrlbo for iho Logan Republl- nflVJ