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The Spokane woman. (Spokane, Wash.) 1921-1935, September 23, 1926, Image 5

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Volume V., No. 14
Budget System
Checks Debts
old National Bank and Union Trust Co.
Issues Call to Women to Visit Bank.
The Old National Bank and Union Trust Company
has compiled a complete combination check regis
ter and household account book which is just off
the press. Its method of use will be demonstrated
by Mrs. Emilie Burcham, head of the Woman's De
partment of the bank, beginning today for the
period of one week.
A smaller budget book, also a folder which con
taing the check register alone for the convenience
of customersg, will be given free to women calling
in Mrs. Burcham’s department during the display.
The bank hopes through a system of budgeting
to assist women in learning to save and save reg
The modern home has come to be much like any
other business, a matter of a proper relation be
tween income and expenditure. The home rests
upon a solid foundation, financially, only when
there is a comfortable margin of difference between
the amount of money coming in and the amount
that is going out.
A budget is simply a plan for using one's in
come to the very best advantage, Mrs. Burcham
says, and it should always include provision for
savings. A budget is telling your money where to
go instead of asking where it went.
Students of household economics have given
much time to the subject of budget making and the
proper telation between expenditures under the
different general heads, food, shelter, clothing,
operation and advancement.
A budget can be made by determining the in
come for the year just past, and dividing it by 12.
This gives the average monthly sum to be appor
tioned among the various budget heads. The in
come should be divided approximately as follows:
10 per cent for savings, investments and life insur
ance; 25 per cent for shelter, 30 per cent for food,
20 per cent for clothing, 10 per cent for operating,
and 5 per cent for advancement.
“The Old Cataldo Indian Mission,
near Cataldo, ldaho, one of the his
toric landmarks of the Pacific North
west, will be the objective of the third
Chamber of Commerce excursion,
which will be made from Spokane.
The excursion is scheduled for Sun
day, September 26. A feature of the
program for the day will be a repro
duction of the setting of an historic
mass described in Father DeSmet's
History of the Missions. Father Ca
taldo, the earliest of Indian mission
aries in the Northwest, will be pres
ent though nearly 90 years of age.
The Chamber of Commerce is plan
ning also to have present the three
surviving Indians, now living on res
ervations, who assisted in the build
ing of the mission.
The open air mass will take place
at 11:30. The services opening with
community singing of “America.” The
gervice is under the direction of The
Holy Name Society of Spokane.
Addresses will be made by Father
Cataldo, Father Zeller of Coeur
d’Alene and John F. Davies, president
of the Chamber of Commerce, Those
wishing to Jjoin the caravan should
plan to leave from Chamber of Com:-
merce headquarters, Riverside and
Washington, at 8:30 o'clock. The mis
sion is 68 miles from Spokane, the
highway following closely the histor
jc trail known as the Captain John
Mullan Military Road. The Mullan
tree and monument at Summit, 54
miles from Spokane, commemorates
Captain Mullan’s trail blazing of July
4, 1861.
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During the past three months, Miss Audrey Faris,
a student at the Keating School of Stenography.
has captured three gold medals for accuracy and
speed in typewriting, Miss Faris attained an aver
age speed of 70 words per minute and has written
for 10 consecutive minutes at the rate of 80 words
per minute.
R e o e e
Mrs. Mildred M. Christian, Western Divi
sion President of the Bookmakers, has re
ceived a commission from Mrs. Gertrude
Perry West, national president of the society,
authorizing her to extend to Vachel Lindsay,
the invitation to become international vice
president of the society. Mrs, Christian will
extend the invitation today.
O™ M s o
Princess America, with Miss Avis Lobdell, ar
rived in Spokane Sunday morning and was guest
of honor at a breakfast at the Davenport with Man
ager Harry Wraight host. Fifteen were present,
including representatives of four Indian tribes rep
resenting Kagle Feather Club membership.
Princess America enjoyed her trip and Spokane
has reason to be proud of her, her grace and dignity
winning praise for her everywhere, Miss Lobdell
Dean Rhoda White, Mrs. Mary Lloyd and Mrs.
Angie Sullivan, officers of the Kagle Feathers Club,
told of their visit to the Yep Kanum at Colville
to secure outside members for their organization
of Indian women. Dean Rhoda M. White is offi
cial sponsor of the club.
At a very picturesque ceremony on the evening
of September 16, Miss White was adopted into the
Colville tribe, in the presence of more than 200
Indians, and was renamed “Kah-Kwis-Lah-Ken,”
which means Morning Star, or more literally, the
Star That Shines by Day.
Seek New
Tax System
To Conduct Scientific Study
On the assumption that more than half of the
wealth of the state is escaping taxation and that
the increased cost of government is continually
piling up on tangible property and that the relief
which must come, should come through tax equali
zation rather than through cutting our schools, our
roads, public institutions and public service, the
Washington Tax Equalization Council, composed
of state-wide organizations roughly clasgified in
three main groups—real estate, education and agri
culture, is perfecting a Spokane organization to
work to secure a new tax system designed to re
lieve the home owner and farmer by spreading the
burden of taxation equitably; to secure a consti
tutional amendment permitting the classification of
property for purposes of taxation; to conduct a
thorough scientific study of the problem and
through it to develop a sound tax program for legis
lative enactment.
The statement made by A. 8. Goss, president of the
Washington Tax Equalization Council, is that one
bond house in Seattle sold $20,000,000 worth of
bonds last year, and “that there are 40 bond houses
in Seattle besides every bank in town selling bonds.
The sales of this one form of intangibles runs into
the hundreds of millions of dollars each year and
not one cent of taxes is borne by this great class
of wealth,
“Most states reach it,” Mr. Goss continued. “In
California the income from such intangibles is
taxed at the rate of 7 per cent. If a man has a
SIOO, 5 per cent bond, his income is $5 a year and
he pays 35 cents taxes, and this form of wealth
contributes a very substantial sum to California’s
tax receipts. In California there is no state tax
on property. Other sources of revenue, largely pub
lic service corporations, contribute enough to carry
on the state government and a large proportion
of the school expense and we all know what pros
perity California has enjoyed since the blighting
effect of heavy taxation has been removed from
the homeowner and the farmer.”
Spokane Women Honored
Mrs. A. A. Salmon and Mrs. C. E. Shipman were
honored in the appointment of state officers of the
Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs
for 1926-27. Mrs. Salmon has been named chair
man of the legislative division of the Department
of Legislation, of which Mrs. Mabel Buland Camp
bell is chairman. Mrs. Shipman is named a mem
ber of the law observance division under the chair
manship of Mrs. Herman Watson of Tacoma. Mrs.
Salmon is a former president of the Spokane Wom
an's Club and Mrs. Shipman is treasurer of the
Amethyst Club.
Bullitt Uses Newspapers
To Put Campaign Over
A. Scott Bullitt, Democratic candidate for United
States senate, knows what he wants and does not
hesitate to go on record even on “touchy” subjects.
In making an address last week before the Wen
atchee Advertising Club on “The Psychology of
Advertising,” he had this to say:
“At the outset of my campaign I had to decide
between using a mailing burean to reach the voters
of the state or to take newspaper advertising
space. I could not afford to do both. I therefore
cut out the mail order method and confined my
self to the legitimate use of the advertising col
umns of the press of the state. I don’t regret it.
1 intend to continue to do so. For every dollar
spent in advertising space the returns to the mer
chant and to the candidate are ten-fold over the
value obtained for the same amount of money
from the mailing list system. 1 have been a news
paper man myself. I know something of the value
of newspaper advertising space taken open and
above board. 1 would rather take space in the
daily, weekly and country press for the presenting
of my views on the issues of the campaign than
have my pictures spread over all the billboards,
fence posts and telegraph poles in the state.
Price Ten Cents

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