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The Right Way And The
Wrong Wgy Mrs. J. E. Arnold, Candidate For Congress There are two sides to the Indian question: a right side and a wrong lde. The agency at Philadelphia f unctions for the wrong side. 1 ain contending for the right side. The wrong side sponsors large ap propriations of tax money, which Is expended extravagantly and unnec essarily by an appotnttee who Is NOT a MlsHlsslpplan. I stand for legislation authorizing the Court of Claims to determine and settle for what is due the Mississippi Choc taws, full and mixed bloods, approx imately $20,000,000. out of the Choc taw property In Oklahoma— get for them their part of the tribal money, all of which is now going to their Oklahoma brethren. Not a cent of this is tax money. The wrong side encourages the abolishing of county schools for .Indians and replacing of same with expensive school plants over which the county and state have absolute ly no authority~a flagrant infringe meat on state rights and an unwar ranted expenditure of tax money. The wrong side encourages the In dians in Idleness and uselessness by supplying them with un-needed and unwarranted supplies of rations, tools, etc,, which are frequently wasted, given away or destroyed. I encourage and teach the Indians in dustry, and to be honorable and self supporting men and women, to man age their own affairs and to continue free citizens of the state as they have for more than a hundred years. The wrong side is carrying out the recommendation of Father Ket cham, late Director of Catholic Mis sions, as appears in the Congresslon al Record of January 21, 1918. I stand for home rule, and therefore for the policy prayed for in the me morials adopted by'these Indians themselves, by the Bar of the Bth Ju dicial District and by the Mississippi State Legislature. Congressman Ross Collins favors the wrong side— boasts of the ap propriation for $44,000 of tax money, nearly one.fourth of which goes for administration purposes, which pas sed since he has been In Congress, and says that he wishes it had been for a half million, and that as long as be Is in Congress be will get every cent be can for the same purpose, ,c v (Advertisement) To The Tax Payer The Supervisors are required by law to equalize assessments of prop erty, at their July meeting; and to hear objections to the assessments, at their August meeting. Unless you complain at that time, the law de nies you the right to do so after wards. The*Tax Commission wants you to go before the Board of Supervis ors with objectloas-as to the assess ments of those who are trying to “get by”. Many of those, who wish to escape taxation, go before the Supervisors with tbelr complaints; yet none do so to protest against the tax-dodger’s assessment. The Board is usually left alone to resist the onslaught of the tax-dodgers. The Supervisors not only need your moral support, but tbe£ need also your information as to what prop erty is not listed on the rolls andi as to what property is listed at an un der-valuation. Examine the roll and point out to the Supervisors who is about to “get by” and how. There are several hundred thous and children in Mississippi to be edu cated. The Gallantry of the Con federate soldier is to be commemora ted by Confederate Pensions. The ravages of tuberculosis and other malignant diseases are to be baited, it possible; the afflicted are to be treated; the insane are to be cared for; Good roads are to be construct ed and maintained. Many other things of the kind are to be provided for. This cannot be done except by taxation. Taxation cannot B 6 Just unless the Supervisors equalize the assessments fairly. These things cov er ninety-five percentum of your taxes. If the tax dodger succeeds, either these things will be meagerly pro vided for; or the tax rates will be in creased, and the taxpayer who has given in an honest assessment, made to pay more than his Just share of taxes. Tax rates are very high in Mississippi. The explanation of this is that so much property is not as sessed on the rolls and so much prop erty is undervalued that the Super visors are compelled to increase the tax rates to make up for the short age In the total revenues to be col lected. Such method penalizes hon esty and patriotism. It would cer tainly be fairer to Increase the tAx dodger’s assessment, and collect the needed funds by forcingliltn to pay his Just portion of the tax burden, Instead of burdening the honest tax payers with higher tax rates. By giving In your assessment for H Sm Often less than the value of your property and by omitting property from your tax-list, maybe you can save your self ten or fifteen dollars or even more, of taxes; but just think what you will be doing-you will be giving your support and endorsement to tax dodging. Such practice ties the hands of your Government, which is doing so much for her citizens- pro tecting your property, the life and liberty of yourself aud your dear ones; educating your children; and doing many more things for your welfare. Your dodging your Just share of taxes will enable the big taxpayers to do so too, and they will cheat your State and Couniy Government out of thousands of dollars of taxes. The expenses of keeping three or four children In school during the free school term would l)e far greater than the taxes of the average taxpayer, If such ex penses were borne by private sub scription. Do you feel that you can afford to cripple such beneficent Gov ernment to save so little? Some Supervisors explain to their friends: “We did not want to in crease your assessment; but the State Tax Commission compelled us to do' so". If you will examine the law, you will find that the Tax Commis sion has not been given the authorl ty to fix the assessment against any individual; but that such authority has been entrusted only to the Su pervisors. The State Tax Commis sion has control o~ly over the total assessment of each class of property. We have no control over the amount of money expended by the State Gov ernment. This and the tax rate for It are fixed by the Legislature. We have no control over the amount of money expended by the county. This and the tax rates for it are fixed by the Supervisors. We are charged only with the duty of equalizing the total assessment of each class of property, one county compared with the others. Do not mistake this as an apology to the tax-dodgers be cause we would bo too glad to make every tax-dodger toe the mark. If we laid the authority of law to fix as sessments against individuals. We urge you to co-6perate with us In our efforts to get the Supervisors to assess all taxpayers properly, with out fear or favor; for they alone have such authority. If the Supervisors fail to make the proper assessment pgalnst any tax payer, please furnish us with the facts, and we will request the Attor ney General to appeal from the as sessments to the court. It yon like, your name will be held in confidence. Yours very truly, o Duncan L, Thomson, Cbr’m. (Advertisement) To the Qualified Electors of the Ne shoba Consolidated School Dis trict of Neshoba County, Mississippi: You will take notice that pursuant to an order passed by the Board of Supervisors of Neshoba county, Mis sissippi, at their regular July, 1922, meeting thereof there will be an eleo tion held at the Neshoba School House Jwithin the Neshoba Consoli dated School District of said county and state on the 6th day of August, 1922, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of said district the question of whether or not they will vote to authorize said district, by it’s proper authorities, to purchase the Neshoba School building from the Neshoba School District and, as a consideration for said purchase, to assume the unpaid balance of the principal and interest of of a S4OOO 00 bond issue, the proceeds of which were used in erecting said 6uildlng, new outstanding against the said Neshoba School District. Witness our signatures this the 10th day of July, 1922. S H Htripling, T N Crock ett, Election Commissioners 8 8 2 At the present rate of Tunlac sales, It is estimated the grand total will reach 24,000,000 bottles at the end of the present year. Turner’s Drug Store. (AdvsrtisSßfteat) a* QQ2ZQI I "WaR, well I Hot biscuits for j Sunday teal But Wasn’t It an S I awful bother for you? — baking § [ Sunday?’’ I | | "Not a bit of bother. John, I || enjoy baking since I got acquaint- I, ed With Valter’s Picnic Self Rts i i tag Flour. ’’ . | • I II Milled s I i | from only I fine | | wheat I ITV/TUCH might be < said of the high I * quality and the relia- : \ bility of Valier’s Pic- , j 1 *j nicSelfßisingFlour. I I Yet nothing finer I I could be said than I ii this —it is made from I the same choice, | ] ; prime, soft winter wheat from which ] Valier’s Dainty Flour j | is milled. If you | haven’t yet tried a i ! I sack of Valier’s nic Self Rising Flour, there’s a real treat in store for you—and an economical one. ; ’ • : ; W. C. HOUSTON Philadelphia, Miss. "I would not take 11,000 for what that wonderful Tanlac medicine ha* done for rae, k ’ said Mr*. Mattie Lu te*, rjf Lexington, Kentucky. Sold by Turner’* Drug Store. BIDS WANTED The Trustees of Bardale Con soil dated School District will receive bide lor the construction of a school building in said district up until Sat* urday Aug. 6th, 1932 at 10 o’clock A M. Bids must be sealed and a certi fied check for 6 per cent of bid sub mitted with bid. ' t The said building to be bollt accor ding to the plane and epee ifloations of same now on file In the office of the County Supt. of Education of Nesho ba County. Bids may be mailed to Bd Darby, Platteburg, Miss. The Board reserves the right to re ject any or all of said bids. Thie S Unexpected! /% |! Jj Better, Heavier, Longer Wearing / i s 30x3*/-SIO9® No Tax added / > h on Sale Wow k M®SCO set the high value mark / CVew& M 2 for 30 x 3Vz tires when it , / FjCttCV k * Belmlo originated the $10.90 price / ** _ _ irv _ L N mSSSR Hast Fall. / I USCO today betters that L S mark with anew and greater USCO—an C •m * USCO improved in many important ways. % S ■ ■ Wl# S For instance, a thicker tread—with a fflSSiifc \ surer hold on the road—thicker side walls. cZStStiSO * adding strength and life to the tire. /JjSjmfclL y And the price is slo.9o— with the tax absorbed by the manufacturer. MxKßlu Vfc k W Men have always, looked to k ll USCO for the biggest tire / mM HByf L money's worth on the market. / jr- j^SSMt They always get a bigger / ■ : aPMW *J; I tvre^money'swotth^^ ' / c5Vb lUit Jd Stages Tlrßsl I J / 'TJ.v United States 0 Rubber Company * Z' M. OX I asaa Canßuy OU NESHOBA COUNTY MOTOR CO. U S Tires* Philadelphia, Miss. LOOK FOR The Baking Powder that Gives the Best Service in Your Kitchen CALUMET The Economy BAKING POWDER GUARANTEES Pure and Wholesome Foods ■ No Failures I ' Wo Watts When a "Big and Cheap" The moderate cost of can of baking powder is iO||| Y Calumet combined with offered you—LOOK OUT. I the highest merit estab „ \ —l Usl l6B the greatest of Every can of Calumet is fmM M bakingpowdereconomy. tiie same—keeping Qual- □ to’Perfect last spoon- O , You save when you buy It 1 ful good 218 the first, TEST save when you use it. The World’s Greatest Baking Powder Joly Bth 1922. Board of Trustees of Bardale Consolidated School, by Ed Darby, Secy. 8 8 2 i Although a powerful reconstruct ive tonic, Tanlac Contains no harm ful Ingredient, minerals or opiates, which are so often found In other medicines. If, cau therefore lie taken by delicate children v?itb splendid results. Turner’s Drug Store. (Advertisetaeatj NOTICE OF SALE OP BONDS The Board of Supervisors of Ne shoba County, Mississippi, will re ceive sealed bids, addressed to the Clerk of said Board at Philadelphia, until 12 noon, August 7, 1922, for S3OOO 00 of bonds of Lin wood Consol idated School District. In Neshoba County, Mississippi. Said bonds are .twenty In number, for JloO 00 each year and ..bear 6 percent Interest payable seml-antymlly. No bid will be received which bide less than par and accrued Intercut for sulf bond*. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, payable to under signed, for at least 5 per cent of the amount of the bid. Thlt .Inly 17th. 192*2,—J l) Pettey, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Neshoba County, Mississippi. 8 33 mmi m i„ , PO|l SALE—Good gentle hors© and single wagon and harness. R. V, Ustes.