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4.p.mmy :.:ohmm;, m ni,Mm:n 22. 1020. inc. ouuin dcNU ntws-rimKJ How Gov. Cox Handled Tax Problem in Ohio r a I 1 j o r rrs c tcr.-,. h! r.o 3 H C sets a - t'. In t: N I-.f(.: platform pli r'f . rr a "war reven'j rtit'e.-. wr.I tl-T.s and :.:r:.p: if. tt! Oov. Co'- in ;! 5: ft r. o 0 d f 1 ,1 r until.-1 ccr.ific a'Ir:ii In Novf-n.l,- r, with Th-- rfc J i! - party's r r -: . r. t . ' --.-? r f- 1 r.-i! - rr.f.r Tf ir rr.-, 1 t r e x r v J 1 r f q to f-.j;- " r ,1 r-- of in 1 1 r r u i ' r a t 1: . ( f t h M. ; n:.' : i;c " ; iv ; in '-hi'.. reform thV !. -:irf to tii port the t;t 3rj art r.t4. in l.irgf rart. hy 1 1 rr t ti?t ' n. Thf unfair ,nnI in-fficicrtt ty .1 of IStir.rr rror.-rty for fixation o Puch serious cr.Roquen- in tho v. .1 . T:: ;i i.y ''i-..r-a. a: M:0 a:. cr.i-!' if vt ratic n v. r-II:'- rnrr. ;l'to ". a- ty.it lM:i- fical affair (.f the state 'orakrr in 1 5 !n a h'" to the lcsri'laturo i'-fi rr."is in tlr tax pys- 'ippoir.trr.ent of ! bo.ir l of f-qi:a!izat!on to ".up if. as '.v II ;ii rtvi.v- and nua! . t.r- va!s:iti"i.s to . made." Iirly ICform KfTorts. Afri'ati'-n for tax r-:fcrr.a ror.tin-i'-'I ur..1--r surcs'iv state admin!? rr itior.a ar.J sir.crp attempts ly tho : i-.v rr. tkin powr-rs to devise nr. Mat Gw. V p c:a! rn 1 -i ' ' !. ir.fluriir.c th t s: i "TV -; U Hj-strm appear to have trp rr a Tin!' I ; r. v a - hi" ;t . tar y.-trrr. hi firs' and w h ! t c v r tor? i s r . t nefd"'! Ifan ir. or Tf- ,f ..!: ta a1 pr'V " rr.f,r r bor fn;!t i:. tint vrv term. Special S4 -ln. On July Z( 13H. Gov. dM the ur.prr c-fientel thir. of ctllir. Tr.e k-jris.'it nre r.r (h;o :n spei.-:ai p!on frr thr- f, 7urp..-se rf r-iiui.-.r the state tax 1vv. This hm? , 'n ni'tdf-. I ' 1 1 abtj.w-? peflFted de-iT'it- thr-' ffort. and the rrnli.t.i (t.on f.t public intc -1 1 i sre- n c e to th in- ju-ti. " i.T thin.. A cr.m mifion ap I p'.inte.l by Gov. McKinley had re- f n:n n,( nnrd the appointment of .-rat"- tax eomn.Ns.on. t- whih the I li'-t!r.- rf public utilities would be that the entire valuation cf railroad property was but J105jC0.- r00 whl the hordes cf the Ptate were listed for almcst half that amount. Gov. Harmon made use rf the showin? of the commission of these more or crrotes-iue re turns to nro'i public sentiment. v..- .-.. ... x i Mcurii.s; xn ce5irea results dv pro- m!ion in listing public utilitir vidincr for the aDPOintment of local without havlnir Increased their val uations proportionately. Successful IjrcilatJon. "The Warne law enacted primarily to extend th Jurisdiction of the tax commission to the assess ment of the two c'.as.-f of property which had theretofore been inade quately .'45f.t'j.-?ed, an.l to isrive to the commission an aderjtiate mrans of s.-n oeruon-tratea tne wisdom or its appointment. Makr jrtrz Stride. A lonpr stride had ben mad" In the direction of tax reform In Ohio, but the f'ill program of revision ad vocated by the best, thoupht on the .subject was not achieved until later, "What the defects of the system were and how they were corrected are in the governor's .- r, r o succinctly Ftatcd mesare: "Th- situation in taxinc: affairs when the present administration came into beinfr was a. follows: "There- had been an adequate as sepmr.t cf the property of public utilities and banks and of real estate, all of which was done under the supervision of the tax commission, of Ohio. There had been an increase of $4,00 0,000,000 in the.o clashes of property. When the present ad- a ministration came Into power the personal property or lnrtlvlduaLs and the property of Incorporated com- asrssors In.-tead of their election ail the work under tho direct super vision of the commission, and it having- power to prescrib" uniform rules for the- assessment of local proper ty." How well the liw worked was demonstrated in thv g-o vet nor'.4 rec ommendation for a reduction In the tax levy. An isolated example cited In the mess-aire. however, conveys an Idea of tho effectiveness of the law and a contrast of the- reform it broucrht about with the old inequit able system. It ft. Hows: "Under the operation of the new law the Standard Oil Co.. without protest, submitted to an increüso In Hancock county this year of $10, 000.000.000 the vilue'of 10 average townships in the state. The plain meaning of this i.s that the farmer in 10 townships have In the past been paying a large part of this er.mpany taxes. In a large city a man whose nam was never on the tax duplicate lfor was listed this year for ?600.oco in Standard Oil stock. The averagre. return by home owners In the working man's districts of that ciiy is $1.000; fo that 600 workmen have been paying this man's taxes for years paying the policeman to cruard him at r.:?ht pavir-.ff the fire department ', that protected the roof under which ho slept." I stat s. though. Gov. ox's 'the report of the tax i fore. the immediate result of the reform Taw passed the yeir h Tlif rr.efyage caliir.g the p t c i 1 1 eion and submitted the ques tion of a reduction in the tax rate has an almost apologetic tone that T'f . an element of h-.Jrr.or, but besides that it I a, document, that e xhibits a keen rasp of th puljject -f taxation and an arrlor for an f'lultabie system that characterizes his administration o.m governor. Cut Ilato. The state tax levy had been .3 510 mills and the governor recommend ed that It be cut to .4 "no mills, more and the appointment cf ! panlr s were the only classes of prop erty In this PtatP that were not list-1 ed by the tax commission, or under its supervision. So that while the four billions of dollars increase to real e-state. public utilities and banks had brought about a reduc tion in tax rates, the owners of in- m essa ge '-numisiion was a vital thing," r.o r:ction was taken on it until Gov. I Harmon renewed discussion of the Mibject resulting in the formation of t'p state tax commission. Tho i dividual property and incorporated ; McKinley cominision had shown in I companies shared In that reduction Girls 2 -Girls! 2 Save Your If air With Cnticura 6cBnJ 0:atiBt to e!r Dniniff nJ ih!nir,2e. Mch. StuspiMfroCtUeur,Ipt X liUldta.vfMt. GKAXGLTt. ! John Harbier of ?outh IJond. for merly of this place, was married to ' Miss Mabel Wilson. Sept. 15. at the j home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wilson of Shoals, Ind. ' They will return to South Bend Frl- i day where a reception will be given j at the home of the groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Barbier. Cured His RUPTURE I wa3 badly ruptured while lifting a ' trunk several yenrs ago. Doctors j--aM rjy only l.cipe of core was an operativ::. Trusses did rae no go-d. KIcally I g. t bold -if something ttat quickly and com- : pl toly cure. I rap. Years Lave pased acd ; the rupture Las never returned, although I am drtlr.g Lnrd work us a carpenter. I There was r. ) operation, not lost tiue, no trouble. I have nethlng to sell, but vill jrlve fi;!l information about how voi. ! may rind a onipb te cure without opera- ' ti-in. if you write to ir.e, Ku-pne jj. ! M. I'ullen. Carpenter. ."ii0 Marcellus ' Avenu. .-ianasquan, .1. Fetter cut out this notice and sho-v it to any others who are ruptured you may save a lift or at least step the misery of ruptur nnd the worry and danger of an operation. (Ii Üi ThH reduction made the the lowest in the hi'-iory than half, ft ate levy of Ohio, and the goven.or estimated that It would eff. ct a saving to the people of approximately 4 00,000. The reduction In the rate was made possible, he explained, because that state had an Intelligent and effi cient tax Ilsring system, which had resulted In hundred;-? of millions of elollars In personal property going on duplicate that year for the first time. Gov. Cox's messnge stated that the Increase In the amount of the tax duplicate for 1014 over 1 M ?. would be approximately $ i .ofiO.aort.- f ö r principally in the- intangible Property of Individuals and the n.-nnpriv r f Incorporated companies. In view of this he declared that "we fhould now dedicate our efforts to the all important tn.-k of conveying to the people the relief a beneficial evstem makes pcssib'o. Th- state fhould take the lead in the reduc tion of the tax r.ite, depending upon n vigilant public opinion t compel the same actlm In tin- cour.ties. mu nicipalities and townships." Potnilod IMorv-nrv. A situation where tho imp-sis levied upon the people o" a state flowed Into It. c öft ers in surh. an nbundance that the taxing power of the state was cal'ed upon to reduc the rate was an extraordinary r.r.0. T'or that reason, perhaps, the g(.v rnor's mes.-ic. went In detail into the history of taxation. Its defects Goodyear Tires for Small Cars Are Popular Because Economical mMU far S&J rr1':".-- - i- - - - .y WIT. MOKSi:, er Scsittlc. 9 Wali.. vilif says ho ean noM" tun nut as much work as lie couM thirty years ago, in spite of his ago. Ghcs Tnnlae rellt for splendid health. '-:f..0v - - . 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