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' ' a! Taxpayer
‘ 3!: Again
E"“Vanu'essional taxmakers entered
" apparent gentleman’s agree
.w-mlier in the year that they
fmld soak the individual income
met no more until he had a
fdmce to straighten himself out on
_' ‘so-called “pay-as-you-go”—the
See by which they half-covertly
A his war taxes at least 25
t, under the benevolent
‘ ' of letting him pay currently
_ 1945; '
’.g Members of the house commit
? , and also senate finance, agreed
individual just could not stand
' ~ - during this transition period
-, double taxation. Nothing was
‘ n down, but public state
; “ts were issued by many mem
f 4 to this effect.
'1 Now, after nine months of
. ‘g for new methods of
’ n-tion—and failing to consider
" . . 1y a single new method, not
voting on a sales tax or a
ding tax, or trying to reach
special restricted class of in
war incomes—senate finance
submitted a bill:
in hit the same old individual
o taxpayer and no one else.
' ’ by tho siealthy method of
9 rates to remain the same
. o removing two‘ important 0::-
Elimination of the 10 percent
income credit will hike the
viduals tax costs about 540
on dollars next year“; disallow
of deductions for excise taxes
cost 150 million dollars more.
all, this bill raises income taxes
by about 700 million dollars.
How did they dare do it? ’Chiefly
guse a thoughtlessly false, if
intentionally deceptive, propa
da. mm “built. p. , rel
public!" "l‘faxiflz’ikergl mm!“
ddinees or frustrationrhave come
believe their own words—“ The
try can stand more taxes.”
ple have money to burn,”
ger of inflation.”
The truth is, certain war work
: people have greatly increased
comes, but most people have
ch less after taxes and high
scone advertises the truth that
w -. government increased its toll
~ the income taxpayer 152 per
~ut the first five months of this
-» government year (July to
I- unber) over last year. Little
’ you hear of taxation rising 700
. nt in three major bills since
l Harbor, the brunt falling on
~ taxpayers, not the inconsider
-- e new war workers (9 million
- Victory taxpayers pay only
«i million dollars).
A struggling married wage earn
-4 getting SSOOO today must pay
. percent or SIOOO to his federal
.. - a "ent, in addition to state
- . county taxes and other federal
*x on cigarets, liquor, etc.
ale il- *6
s a Real Struggle
All you hear are expert argu
ts about inflation with gener
w over-all national figures
t swollen incomes, nothing
t this SSOOO man trying to buy
pay withholding, terrific
ces, and raise a family on about
" or less of what he earns. _
No one, absolutely no one, takes
‘ Part of the individual tax-‘
1u . The way the propaganda}
~ been set up, it is considered
"' Dular, even remotely unpatri
' to do so.
3n! generalized average taxa
' already is $357 per person
compared with $291 in Brit-
Ind 5261 in Canada. and our
; already pay eight times
‘ ‘than in World War I.
’ 9K 1» 9:6
Needed to
“ Election in '44
.‘l'. Roosevelt, the miracle man
Politics, is now supposed to be
"' ' ing up another one for 1944.
His tactics abroad confirm the
-~ ~ tion within Democratic
" ‘ that he will again completely
:- ' e his lines for the com
election. CertainLv a miracle is
"- ded by the current condition
“16 Democratic party and the
“W worn strategems of the
' Deal.
31! actions suggest he is work
toward two main develop
“ “ an agreement with Russia
' .88 a unified permanent
‘4 can foreign policy, but as
. ’ nal Roosevelt venture, en
.dPy him alone and to be
y him alonel—and secondly,
(Continued on Page 8)
@ll2 Krnnpmirk anurivr- 332 mm
Urge Mothers to Join
The regular Parent-Teacher
meeting will be Wednesday, Jan
uary 12 at 8:00 pm. in the high
school auditorium. You are in
vited to attend each meeting, also
we invite you to become a mem
ber of the organization, accord
ing to the officers of the-organi
The Junior high pupils are in
charge of the pnogrgm and the
Junior high mothers will serve
the refreshments.
Any Junior high mother that
has not been contacted but would
like to assist with the serving may
call Mrs. Ludlow, phone 2276. She
will be glad to know you and to
have your help. -
C of C to Back
Wounded Soldier
With Application
Disabled veteran denied
gas to operate taxi
service in district
After this war, will there be
ex-service men selling apples on
the street as there were after the
last war?.
Citizens as a whole are much
opposed to any such procedure
and that goes for the Kennewick
people as well as‘ in any other
section of the country. This was
indicated this noon when the mat
ter of a discharged service man
being denied the opportunity of
making a living for him Self in our
community was brought up for
discussion. ' - .
Al Riggins, arrived in Keane;
wick a week ago with plans to
operate a taxi service. He rented
a stand, equipped it, had a phone
installed, got out advertising and
prepared to earn himself a living.
All was well to the stage where:
he discovered it was necessary,”
secure ’a permit from .ODT or
something baggie could be is
-3989-3)?! Wmfl'l‘hisaatter
a special trip 0 Spokane, was de
Riggins, a bombardier with the
air corps, served for more than a
year, was finally wounded in the
leg by shrapnel. After hospitaliza
tion, he received a medical dis
charge, with a 28 percent dis
ability. This means that he will
receive S2B a month for his serv
ices to the nation, even though he
will go through life, probably, with
a limp. .
He was sent to the Hanford
project following his hospital dis
charge, where he was unable to
do the work required on account
of his disability. He came to Ken
newick to find work he could do.
The taxi business offered the way
Discussed before the chamber of
commerce this noon indignation
was expressed that any disabled
soldier should be denied the priv
ilege of supporting himself. It
was declared that if such treat
ment persisted, following demo
bilization, that serious civil dis
turbances would surely result. It
was also suggested that the cham
ber members chip in and take the
matter into court—or at least do
everything possible to see that tHe
veteran be permitted to operate.
Those enjoying a turkey din
ner at the home of the L. C. Ma
haffey family at Hedges, were Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Duncan .of Pasco,
Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Lande and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Brand
and family and Doris and Bobby
With a New York APO, Pvt. Mil
am is about to take part in the
largest militarypperation ever ex
perienced in the history of the
When Johnny Comes Marching Horne ' l
City Needs More
Space for Jail
And Police Force
Mayor suggests enlarge
ment; may build addi- , ‘
tion on south or east
With the growth inwloeal police
business and police fierce, comes a
definite ‘need for larger quarters
at the city hall. Mayor A. C.
Amon presented the facts to the
city council last Tuesday night
and asked the aldermen to be
thinking about the matter until the
next regular meeting.
‘The mayor’s suggestion was that
a couple of the city offices be
moved to the upper floor of the
city’s building, in the rooms now
being occupied by lodge rooms.
Informal discussion among the
councilman, all of whom were
present, seemed to favor the build
ing of a lean-to either on the south
or east side of the building rather
than to move any of the city of
fices to an upper floor.
With the jail cells full continu
ously and even with an overflow
being sent to Presser and Yakima,
there is a decided need for ad
ditional space in this department.
The suggested alteration could
easily provide a tank cell and give
the police’ department and the
judge ’more space although the
council chamber would have to re
main as is.
The appointment of Ward Rupp
as patrolman was made by the
mayor and continued by the coun
Grape Juice Co. Has
Party for Employees
Eighty employees of the Church
Grape Juice company were guests
at a turkey dinner at the M. E.
Church last Wednesday evening.
The affair presented by the com
pany, has already been pro
claimed an annual party and plans
are tentatively being considered
for neitt year.
Manager Francis Ludlow acted
as toastmaster for the occasion and
effectively handled the short pro
gram of entertainment. Only out
of town guests were J. G. Kelly
and Frank Mitchell, publisher and
editor, respectively, of the Walla
Walla Bulletin.
Word was received here this
week by Mr. and Mrs. Odes Sloan
that their son T/Sgt. Odes M.
Sloan had arrived overseas from
New York. His wife, Mildred, is
teaching in Bakersfield, Calif.,
and will come to Kennewick as
soon as school closes and expects
to spend the summer here.
The Highlands Improvement
club will meet Friday, Jan. 7, at
the club house. The employment
service wants a help survey by
the tenth of the month. All High
landers are requested to be present
Friday night. '
State Master to Install
Odd Fellow Officers
The Kennewick IOOF and Al
- Rebekah lodges will have a
joint installation next Monday
night, January 10th. The instal-
ing Officers will be W. M. Buck
master, grand master, IOOF, of
Puyallup, and; Francis Pangle,
vice president of the Rebekah
Assembly, of Pasco. They will be
assisted by Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Silliman, who will act as grand
marshalls. The grand master will
give an address after the con
clusion of the installation cere
monies. This is the third visit
in Kennewick by Mr. Muckmaster
and he has proven himself to be
a very interesting speaker. The
Pasco lodges will be installed on
Tuesday night following the Ken
newick ceremonies and Kiona will
install Wednesday night. Mem
bers of the Odd Fellow and Re
bekah lodges, are urged to be pres
ent and their friends are invited.
Bob Smith is Ensign
Robert James Smith, son of J.
H. Smith, Kennewick, graduated
recently from the Naval Air Train
ing Center, Corpus Christi, and
was commissioned an ensign in
the US. Naval Reserve. He is a
former student of Washington
State College.
To Start New Class
In Nutrition
One more opportunity will be
offered Kennewick women to en
roll in the nutrition class on Jan
uary 17 at the high school at 7:30.
The course will be in charge of
Mrs. G. K. Bolon, home economim
graduate of the University of Wis
The class will prove of great
benefit to those who complete the
course and will be especially valu
able during the next few trying
months of the war. This is likely
the last opportunity the women
of this community will have to
secure this instruction. '
Sgt. Harvey Keene who has been
enjoying a 21~day furlough v'vith
his family and friends left Wed
nesday for Florida where he is
with the air-bourn engineers.
Enrollment a!
Local Schools
How Doubled
Need for more space
becoming acute; new
; “Normal” e'nmll'mént in the 10-
'cal school system has been about
800, according to a report from
Miss M‘argaret Reymore, clerk of
the local board. Today, a check
shows that double that number are
being cared for at the local schools.
This increase has caused a great
deal of doubling up, increasing
classes to an unwieldy size and the
addition of quite a few new
teachers—all of which is justify
ing the local authorities in asking
for additional school room space.
Applications have all been com
pleted, estimates made, plans pre
pared and other arrangements
made. These have been passed by
the state authorities and are now
being taken under advisement by
the department heads at Washing
ton, D. C.
Should the green light be re
ceived soon, Supt. E. S. Black
states that he can have const'ruc
tion completed before the close of
the present school year. In the
meantime, he 'is making every ef
fort to secure more busses, which
are even now being badly needed.
To Show Defense Film at
Columbia Grange Jan. 7 .
All the farmers of the River
view area are invited by the
trustees of the Benton-Franklin
Health association to attend the
meeting of January 7, 7:45 pm. at
the Columbia grange.
The trustee of the Benton-
Franklin Health association have
brought in the film “Common De.
tense” and requested Edwin O.
Wartensleben, county FSA super
visor of Farm Security Admini
stration to present the proposed
changes of the association, which
offers the farmers medical aid and
services with an agreement be
tween the local doctors, hospital,
druggists and association.
If the farmers indicate that
they are interested in the pro.
posed changes the trustees will
take the necessary steps to revise
the by-lai‘ws and constitution and
also work out the necessary agree
ments with the doctors, hospital
and druggists. .
Home nursing is directly con
nected‘ with the war effort because
as our nurses and doctors leave
our communities for military duty
it is particularly important that
women prepare themselves to care
for illness in the home and to
safeguard the health of the mem
bers of their families". These class
es will be started soon and the
women of Kennewick are urged to
take advantage of this opportunity.
Those wishing to enroll are asked
to call Mrs. Jam Vinson.
More Benton County Men
Taken Into Service
The following men were recenly
accepted at the induction station
and are now home on furlough.
Army: Beverly M. Sanders, Ken
newick: Orbie E. Vandine. Rich
land; Francis 'l‘. Johnson, Kenne
Navy: Harold D. Green, Benton
City; Francis V. Cox. Presser;
Clifford D. Chapman. Kennewick;
Norman R. Ruse, Prosecr; William
J. Prenguber, Prosser. .
Others transferred to this board
for induction and accepted by the
navy were Lewis D. Humaker
and Samuel Surgeon. Ernest H.
Briggs, also a transferee was ac
cepted by the marine corps.
Next Number on
Lecture Course
To Be January 26
Madame Koo, unable to
appear, to be replaced
by Chinese girl
Miss Hilda Yen will replace?
Madame Wellington Koo as thel
next speaker on the lecturei
course. 'Madame Koo was sched-‘
uled to appear here Oh January
14 but she has not yet been able
to leave London where her hus
band's duties hold her also. So
the committee secured Miss Hilda
Yen, a Chinese girl, educated here
and in China, a world traveler
and a representative of the mod
em, educated Chinese. She will
come on January 26. Wednesday.
Hilda, an intelligent and at
tractive daughter of China, comes
to Kennewick not to speak on the
problems of her own land, her
own people, but on the problems
that beset the world in chaos,
your world as well as hers. Hilda
Yep knows this world at war; she
ins, she has tested at first hand
its bitter product.
The career of Hilda Yen reads
lilac a tale out of the Arabian
Knights. To this Obese girl the
~courts of Europe became as
familiar as homes in her own-
Peiping. She was a member of
the Diplomatic Corps in Moscow.
and hostess at the Chinese Em
bassy there during 1935 and 1936.
She had previously been a mem
ber of the China Diplomatic
Corps in Paris, London, Rome.
Berlin and Copenhagen. also a
delegate to the League of Nations
in 1936 and 1937. She has been
official observer at a number of
international conferences and was
most recently delegate to the In
stitute of Pacific Relations held
in Canada. She was caught in the
Japanese occupation of Hongkong
:and saw there the grimness of
‘modern warfare. For eight months
‘she lived, in occupied parts of
China, eventually escaping in a
highly adventurous manner. Miss
Yen should not be missed when
she comes here January 26th.
Surgical dressing classes met
last Tuesday for the first time
after the holiday. Mrs. Howamd
department, taking the place of
Mrs. Bob Brown. Ladies attending
Tuesday were: Mrs. Paul Spreen.
Mrs. V. A. Sodergren. Mrs. F. J.
Arnold, Mrs. M. S. Kinkaid, Mrs.
W." S. Washburn, Mrs. Les Bab
cock, Mrs. Gene Spaulding, Mrs.
C. Catlow, Mrs. Ralph Soper, Mrs.
Denna Duffy and Mrs. Bob Brown.
Circle No. l, W.S.C.S., will meet
with Mrs. Gus George Wednaday,
Jan. 12 at 2 o’clock. -
The other war, in the Pacific, is
the scene of Raymond’s share in
the activities in the armed serv
ices. His mail is via San Francisco.
Ration Boards
Complete Two
Years of Work
Three men on local
board have full
time records
This week marks the second an
niversary of the War Price and
Rationing boards. Many hours of
service have been volunteened by
the various members of the board.
Following is the complete per
sonnel of the local board and the
time that each enlisted his serv-
ices in this great program.
Three men, Carl C. Williams,
chairman of the board; Art Walk
er, and C. R. Ridley, became a part
of the board with the inauguration
of the whole program two years
ago this past Wednesday.
The personnel follows: Calr C.
Williams, Art Walker, C. R. Rid
ley ,January, 1942; Paul Richmond,
Victor D. Rogers, July, 1942; H. G.
Fyfe, Harold Riggins, Rev. R. B.
Holden. Ed Tweet, November,
1942; Lee Boutelle, Phil Molosso,
Mrs. Lou Keene, Al Brantingham,
Henry George, December, 1943;
J. K. Magregor and O. S. Quillan,
January, 1944. .
The following clerks are em
ployed in the office: Mrs. Payton
Reid, chief; Mrs; Harry Benson.
price; Mrs. Robert Mills, mileage;
Mrs. George Hickcox, foods; Mrs.
Lottie J. Lampson, fuel; Mrs. John
Brunello, files.
The mileage panel is: C. C. Wil-
Lee Boutelle, C. R. Ridley.
llama, Art Walker, R. B. Holden,
Price panel: Henry George, J.
K. Magregor, Mrs. Lou Keene, Al
Brantingham. O. S. Quillan, Har
old Rigglns. Public recognition is
being given members of the many
boards throughout the country,
and Governor Langlle of Wash
lngton has issued the following
message: 7 _' A
‘ “I am requesting the citisens
‘of the State of Washington to take
part this week in the nation-wide
program of giving recognition to
the members. past and present, of
the War Price and Rationing
Boards who have given their time
to this phase of the war effort.
“The tasks of these men and
women have not been easy. They
have had to administer on as fair
‘a basis as possible, diminishing
‘supplies of gasoline, fuel. tires,
Ifood and other supplies. This has
called for endless patience, days
and nights of hard work and sacri
fice. Their only remuneration is
the knowledge that their work is
vital to the war effort, keeping the
home front stable and preserving
the economy for which our soldiers
“Wednesday was the second an
niversary ot the organization of
these boards and I call upon the
people of this state, individually
and as organizations, to give recog
nition to the local boards that they
may know their work and prob
lems are appreciated and that we
will continue to stand behind them
until victory comes."
(Signed) Arthur B. Langlle.
Well Known Couple
United in Marriage
Mrs. mums Higley and D. C.
Hansen were married Jan. 1 at 4
bride's son. Floyd Higley. Mrs.
Ellie! chose a midnight blue vel
vet gown and her corsage'was of
gardenias. The couple were at
tended by the son and daughter
in-law of the bride. Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Higley. Mrs. Higley’s cor
sage was of Talisman roses.
Miss Vivian Higley, granddaugh
ter of the bride played “Thine
Alone” as the wedding party took
place before lighted candles and
baskets of chrysanthemums. The
double ring service was read by
tian church. Immediately follow
ing the ceremony the bride and
bridegroom cut the three-tier wed
ding cake which was plamd in the
center of the serving table and
was surrounded by different col
ored chrysanthemmns with lighted
candelabra on both ends of the
table. Mrs. R. E. Reed, wearing
a corsage of rose buds and yellow
chrysanthemums poured, assisted
by two daughters-in-law oi the
bride. Mrs. Floyd Higley and Mrs.
Clyde Higley. The bride is a long
time resident of Kennewick and
the bridegroom. formerly of Pros
‘ser, has lived on the Coast for
ylseveral years.
‘ Both parties are well known in
IKennewick and expect to make
their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Denaven
nu. 'l'heyanebetteratthhflm.
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