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THE STATE HERALD
VOLUME XXXV More Light on the Problem of Taxation and County Expense We are offering some additional in formation on expenditure of public moneys this week which should re ceive the careful consideration of every taxpayers who has not given I this subject serious consideration. I We attempted to show ‘last week th3 proportion of the public funds which go to maintain our schools and 1 the part which is devoted to county and state expenses. We find that our statement of the mill levy re-! quired for schools is inaccurate to ■ the extent that the so-called county' tax also provides for schools to the exteot of $10,713.71, which is includ ed in the county levy for general ' county schools. Th** county tax is divided into eight funds, under the following heads, the amount set down being the taxes due this year: Ordinary county revenue ..$24,998.66 ' Road fund 53.565.55 Contingent fund 892.81 Poor fund 2,232.02 ' County bond interest 2.499.97 County fair grounds 3,571.24 Special court house rep’rs. 2.142.74 General county schools .... 10.713.71 Total $100,619.60 It is evident that if we wish to find j the cost of oftr school system, we should deduct the item of $10,713.71 ' from the county funds and add this amount to the table below. $100.• 619.60 less this item of $10,713.71 1 leaves a balance for county purposes ' of 189.905.59. The county treasurer's report ( shows the taxes to be raised under j the school levy as follows: Total grade school taxes ..$129,913.90 High schools 74.995.98 ’ General county schools (county levy) 10,713.71 ' Actual cost of schools ....$215,623.59 ' If your taxes seem high, brother, don’t forget that this levy to create 1 this enormous sum Is made in the various school districts and by your high school committee, which is se lected by your local school boards. It is for you to say whether the re sults achieved warrant this huge sum. < If it is necessary to insure school facilities which will equip the young in the best manner possible for the battle of life, well and good; but is it not n fact (hat a part of this ex* ; enditure could be eliminated and the schools still maintained at a high standard? We believe that state taxes should and can bo nuluced without detriment to our commenwaalth. We think an earnest effort should be mode to »conomize in the county’s expendi tures; but we also uro sure that an intelligent and careful effort to re duce school costs without sacrificing practical n* ' (is would result In lower taxes and in some cases, increased efficiency. 'i he world war produced among other things an army of fine spun theorists, uho were afforded an op- I < rtunity to try out a lot of vision ary and Impractical schemes sup ported by public money, and our mil Itary army has been mice*•< d>-d by an nri-!} of civilians who are on the public payroll and receiving train* Ing which will absolut« ly unfit them for any useful occupation In the fu ture. / 'I II real annwt r to these problems !*> work, economy and the exercise of common horse sens- BASKET DINNER Bls basket dinner and speaking at the court house, October 22. 1921. Ev erybody Invited. Come and bring your baskets well filled. A good lime is expected. Don't forgot the date. The band will piny. Good sp«<ns- I Iff. Sec bills. Comm., A. C. CAUDLE. MRS. C. L. SMITH ENTERTAINS IN MRS. BERT TAYLOR’S HONOR Mrs. C. L. Smith was nt home to the ladles of (ho llyperian chib on Saturday afternoon In honor of .Mrs Hurt Taylor of Denver, a former member of the dub. A very pleasant afternoon was spent visiting with the guost of hon or and playing games, followed by dainty refreshments. Mrs. Smith nl ways proves to be a charming host ess The Family Album Of Our Government For five consecutive mon the thorn has been mailed to many homes throughout this community a series of illustrated articles on the activities i and achievements of the different de- I partments of the United States Gov* i ernment. The writers of this series of stories have succeeded admirably i in keeping away from the old stereo typed style of government articles, and in showing in a fascinating way j how each of the various factors of i our government serves the individual man, woman and child. The illustrations have been very effective in holding the interest. Their range makes this series a fam ily album of the government depart ments and has added greatly to the eagerness with which the articles are being received by children and those of foreign birth as well as by full- Hedged citizens. Thus far this collec tion has comprised •.(!•• Declaration <>f Independence; The World's Big • Rost Job -The Presidency; The De part ment of State; The Post Office ‘Department; The World s For-most Engineer—The Department of tin interior. Each of these stories has been prepared after a most careful survey and original research which has brought the account of the ever changing functions of each depart ment up to the minute. The text Is written In popular style ang gives a clear idea of the duties of the United States government de partments and of the work of each of them In furthering the individual In terests of every resident within the borders of the country. It is to the enterprise and community interest of the Phillips County State Bank that the distribution of this material is due. The first folder contains the story of the Declaration of Independence, with illustrations of the scenes that are associated with the event. Next comes an article on the Presidency with unusual historical prints and portraits. This Is followed by a booklet on the Department of State with an ac count of its history and the part it has played in the great game of in ternational politics. The story of the Post Office Department which comes (text gives a most interesting and well written account of the difficul ty .. which have been overcome in or der that every remote outpost of our farflung territory may be in constant touch with every other Post Office a Uh in our borders. The latest article to appear is a i fascinating story of the work of the .Department of the Interior with un usually interesting * illustrations, pic turing the work of the government's ■ ■ngiiieers and of th * Great National Parks, Yellowstone and .Mesa Verde, which are maintained under this de partment's jurisdiction *. This series is of very real value . Not only is It I: t 'resting and entertaining Ind it is educational In a high degree, and it la most timely. We understand that it Is still pus ; iblv to obtain the back numbers of thia serb-s and the portfolios de signed to preserve thorn in perma nent form by making personal appli cation during business hours. JAMES CATHER HOST TO BOOSTER CLUB .Mr. James ( ather was host to th Rooster club at his home on Tuesday evening. A good crowd was pres ent to unjoy the evening, which was taken up with all kinds of irinuse* inent, interspersed with music. .Mrs Gather served a very elabor ate dinner, which was highly pralsud iby the dub members. All left at a late hour, having been highly enter tained by their host. Holyoke Grain Company Sells *1 he llolmor-Hmlth Grain Company has d (solved partnership, and Mr. Hmlth has purchased the Holyoke Grain Company and will commence the erection of a now elevator on Ute foundation ntrrndy started. .Mr. Hmlth has been connected with .Mr. Itelmor In the grain buslnose. but Is not a resident of Holyoke, the been conducted by Mr Relnflr. who will continue In bus iness. • •. Official Paper of Phillips County HOLYOKE, PHILLIPS COUNTY COLORADO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1921. THE DELINQUENT TAX LIST We are publishing the delinquent tax list this week and invite the attention of cur readers to the fact that a great many of our citizens find themselves unable to meet the excessive tax burdens imposed. No better evidence could be obtained, to substantiate our contention in the ar ticle on tax problems than this list of de linquents; and those who have paid were subjected to real sacrifices in many in- StClllX -Co, This condition must not continue un til absolute bankruptcy results. National Mail Re ceptacle and House Number Census Day Office of the Postmaster General. Washington. October 3, 19921 If expiditlous and efficient citv de livery service Is to bo accorded it is essential that all buildings to which mall Is delivered l»p promptly num bered and equipped with private mail receptacles. Without house num bers carriers are delayed In serving the routes and errors in delivery un avoidably occur, especially when sub stitutes are on duty. This condition couples with the lack of mail recep tacles. Inevitably Impairs efficiency and delays delivery, with a result ant public Inconvenience and loss To correct th It evil it has been de elded to cor.l-<t a nationwide cam paign with a view to having every building proper! numbered and equipped with a mltald' re< eptncle or opening in the door. As a preliminary step, on October 19. 1921, the postmaster of everv post office having city or village de livery service will require his car riers to report the address of every dwelling and place or business on (heir routes not so numbered and equipped. The postmaster will then communi cate with the owners or occupants urging upon them the Importance of providing a proper number or suit abb- receptacle. or both as the < is may be. If they desire the prompt and safe delivery of tlielr i.iitll and wish to co-opcrate with, their gov ernment In providing a more effi cient and economical mail service No particular style or type of rec p taele Is required by the department It may consist of either a slot In the door, or a conveniently located box of any suitable material. House numbers should of course conform to the system and style adopted by the uiunclpnl authorities. WILL H. HAYS. Postmaster Genera) RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE Holyoke. Colorado. Oct. 12 1921 A L. 5921. Whereas Almighty God in His dl vine wisdom has allowed to bn ro moved from our midst. Ralph Hen ’ rlckson, son of our beloved brother. Henry Hendrickson, to hh ov.-rja-t- Ing home In the Paradise above, Thur. for? be II resolved by the members of Holyoke Lodge No. 81 A. F. and A. M. That wo tender to Brother Hend rickson and lilt bereaved family our hoartfeld sympathy 1n this, their hour of sorrow and bereavement, and ask them to submit their broken hearts to tho comfort and love of the Supreme Architect of th«* Universe, who doelh all things well, believing ns we do that he will bind up their broken hearts and relieve their sor row as we are unable to do. And further resolved that a copy < f these resolutions bu spread upon thn minutes of Holyoke Lodge No. i 81, and a copy of same bo handed to tho bereaved family of our brother and also a copy bo published In each lof the newspapers of Holyoke All of which Is hereby respectfully ' submitted H. Sutherland. J. C. Webormeler. A. A Bester. Committee Homer Cornett Dies Suddenly Thif community was shocked morning by the news of the sudden death of Homer Cornett at ' hi. home during tke nigut. .Ur. Cor- ' nett bad gone about his duties on Wednesday as usual al the Colver L. ruth, it, Stu re, ai.d at the closing ' hour returned horn.-. ate a h arty ' meal, and at bud time retired, aev.a ingiy in as good health as usual. 1 Shortly before 1:30 a. m„ ho awak- ' eticd his wife and told her his time nad come. He was suffering with a ' hemorrhage of the lungs and passed away before -Mrs. Cornett could sum- ' mon a.*u. Homer Cornett was the son of .Mr. and W. W. Cornell of Bicknell, Indi ana, and was born in Davis county, , inuiuna thirty years ago last July. He waamaniod to Miss Eisle Freund at Edwkrdport, Indiana eight years ago. 'ls this union were born a son raul and a daughter Elaine. Mr. Cornett was a victim of rheu matism rnd his lungs were not ' strong, three yeais ago he moved , to Phillips county for his health iurougd i.« ■ advice of relatives. While , nut very stout, yet he was able to work ,Bi curing employment at the , Culver hH.mer.- store, v.nhh position (.a fillet* until death called him. He w»-> a man of quiet, u.a.-uimlm; i ways, U> |" ndable in business, arid a good citizen, who kuves to mourn i um iuss. father, mother, sevciai sis tent and brothel a. and two small cLuidren, besides other rulalives uud a is t-t ui trivnds. C. K. Critch low, and family ui near Haxtun wore thu onljj relatives residing in-re. bhurt I funeral servicea wer - held at Un* liLine i-rida) morning by Rev. < Gray, an -r which the remains were I taken to Wray and shipped to the 1 old bom In Indiana »ur i> ilul, ac cumpaini I b> Mrs. Cornett and chil dren. The esure community offers words uf cqik.o.ence to llu- wjte and cbil dreii in this their d>< p distress. YOUNG PEOPLE'S CLASSES OF PRESSYTERIAN CHURCH EN- TERTAINED AT ILLSLEY HOME Un .4‘» .uu> < .vuing oi last week, at 6.vii. t . two yuung peoples dabs •a In the i'j i»yt*•rm.i unday school. Uiuubt b) Mr. William Johnson and Mrs. Nellie Williams, were enter taim-d at waffle supper at the home of Mr and Mrs. lilsley. The ev< niuu was spent in singing and playing vurlotu games The following j .ng tin- boys* class, taught by It. t,. Job uwn, was entertained In a slmillur way, th" waffle supper being fuHuwed with thu playlur, oi games of ruok and pit MISSIONARY MEETING Th« ind os of tin Misslonar) sued vty uf the Baptist church will bo en tertained al th< b> me uf .Mm. F. E Gray. W< dnusduy afternoon Mrs. R. H llobxon of Dunvur will speak at tills meeting. Plan to bu there. SUNDAY DINNER GUESTS Mr. and Mrs T. N. Drewry. Mrs. 1 11. B. I'hrlpa am! Mr. and Mrs A J Justice and daughter Mary Helen I were dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Al Patrick last Bunday nt their | bMUtlfdl home six miles southeast lof Holyoke An elaborate dinner was j sorved by the hostess. Police Judge Peter Tries Speed Cases Sam Andrews of Venango was fined $lO and costs, totaling $15.15, before Police Magistrate Peter, Mon day morning. The charge was reck less driving. Ether Kelsey was hailed before the ' magistrate this week for violating the speed laws. Thia case was not within the jurisdiction of the court, however-as an eye witness testified that after leaving the court house, Push’s car did not hit the ground until he struck the Methodist church | crossing, and there being no ordin ance in this town covering aircraft. Wee understand that the town coun cil Is considering the passing of an ordinance covering this class of lo comotion. • County School Notes Charles Boehmep resigned as presi- ’ dent uf BeachviUo district No. 18 1 Wednesday. Mr. Boehme and fam- ' lly are moving to Denver. Miss Lulu Intermill has been elect- * ed as assistant teacher in the Phil- I 1 • :'ado school ami began her work on Monday. a The monthly reports filed in this <1 office by the several schools of the K county show an attendance of 1,330 c i for the month of September. This '■ with the addition of more than 290 c students in attendance at the county o high schools show a high average, u Tho entire attendance being eighty- u four per cent of the total school pop- h ulatlon. !• Reading circles have been organlz- s ed at Holyoke and Haxtun. The first •' meeting of the circles will be held b on Saturday. October 29. Tho circle ’• at Holyoke will meet at the county high school building at 1:00 o'clock d P m. and th J circle at Haxtun will 0 meet at the grade school building at 2:00 o'clock p. m. More than sixty r teachers In the county have signified v their willingness to attend these c moUioMe Ay the attendance at the k 'meetings hold for the organizations, u Oscar Wlkoff. principal of the Hol- a yoke high school, was elected presl- Ii dent of tho circle at Holyoke and ti Curtis Loaf, principal of tho Haxtun 1 high school, as elected president of a the circle at .Haxtii'i. Leaders have t Seen < hiu n by both circles to pre sent the work as outline d by th ■ n re . ding elide book .. The.-» circles ( ;are not restricted atone to teach -rs n but visitors are welcomed. u The wo< k l>i*glnnlng October 16 has j . . • i ■ ■ . . ■I• i!u« atlonal Wr k ” The state 0 ulmutlon Association will’he In s-s- t | idon nt Grand Junction, Pm bio and L ■over during this week. The pupils’ monthly report cards ui by the teachers of th** sever- n Til : < h<; I ■ of the county for tho month of September hire no doubt reached the parents and been examined by them The object of the report cards Is to acquaint the parent with th l tending of the pupil In school a d t-’ .“<•» r- th- c< operation of the par ent with the teacher It has come to our knowledge that a’■ )’.• objer 1 tlnns have 1., on rah-d by some par 11 < nts on the low markings on the 1 cards In a few Inalano s. This should • openMlon of the parents, and Instead f |v<* grade* that they do not justify. ’nil the) •■■■' 4 th" r In getting ' c sutlrfnctory grade. Too often high I eroding to satldy parents a* well n.* : children, results in die ."ter nt th -of the school y »ar We cannot think that any I ach« r ha* marked a pupil with a low grade < xcept that the parent get Uie tr ie l.nowlodru of ( the stsnrllnu of his child, and nut from any oth* r motive. Co. Supt. of Schools. NEW LOCATION 1 will bo nt the Sours hotel next Wed ulay. October 19 Eyes exam ined glasses flttm! children's eyes a spot laity. Frank F Colby, Opto metrlst Pinnae not now location. New Lawyer Opens Office in Holyoke B. L Garman of Sterling has open •*d up it law office In th 1 Phillips County State bank, and offers hh services to the public Mr. Garman Is an abb* young man. ami hn been practicing In Sterling for the past year, having formerly ■ lived In Wyoming He has recently boon admitted to thn har and will be pormniietitly locatud here NUMBER 48 Guarantors of Fair Asked to Help End Up Affairs Quickly An itemized report on the receipts land expenditures for the 1921 fair | will be published In the next issue of | this paper. The management hoped I to have these details ready this week, j but they are all busy men with their own work, and as they are scattered I around the county, the work of check- I lug up and auditing the books has | been somewhat slower than had bees anticipated. The question might be raised: “Was the 1921 fair a success?” The answer comes right buck to you who i attended pnd formed your opinions. If you consider the livestock, farm products and women's department exhibits and the entenslve amuse ment program that was furnished you, before drawing your conclusions, th" officers and board of directors feel that their work has not been in vain; but If you form your opinion from the. financial report alone, there is likely to be a (lissentkn in view point. For the men who signed the guar antee that made the fair poslsble, the directors, who are all listed on that guarantee, feel that an accurate ac counting of every item of receipt and <-x'» rditure should be sent out with every appeal for n prompt settlement uf the pro rated share of the guar antee Th" amount that **ach guar antor will be required to pay as hii share will be approximately $lO. For some that will no doubt be somewhat of a sacrei.ce, but that brings us back to the question -tak ing into consideration the difficulties under which the directors labored to make it a real-fair—is not the sacri fice well worth while to the welfare of the county? When you receive your itemised report, check It over carefuMy, and when you make your payment?* IB* dude with It what you ttfiuk are helpful criticisms of the way any or all departments of the fair were man aged this year. A list of these will be compiled for thu benefit of the men who manage th** future fairs of Phillips county. Helpful criticism and co-operation will help to make them a success. Tlu big u Ind storm on Wednesday night, the second of (he fair, and 1 'lay are rcumid’de for a hr- an-nt of the deti .1 in t . flnam .al end of the 1921 fair. If • guarantor will consider that no group of men can control th * elements, and s nd in their bit promptly upon r<« .ring the noth and reports, it will simplify the final businesa of th * dire< tors In •ndli.i; oik the exhibit premium money and straighten in;' up all ths fair acrounti. F. E BROII.I.AR. Secy. Brevities Dr. and drs. Anderson spent Wed nesd: • ! t th «t of Dr. and Mrs .Mallett uf II i.\t u who are h aving Haxtun soon ?'| <■ V.’ ' !’l. -'ll- I ■•. ho have been spe idlm.- i u l.’s vacs* turn t.f ' . r -■ < . at ths Phelps caf< Mr. rm! Mrs Joo Spelt- have •im.-. •. ■ . a h • m Vi’mago and M bp. tic* will i''lnto tho pr< . rty they vacated. ,Mn Theodore Neese of Harrisburg. IK: n arrived In Holyoke on Thursday. Mrs Neese has been gone • <>mw t •• caring for an Invalid rela tive. Mrs. )*(••! Halstad arrived in Holyok* lliuiflh) from Tecumseh, N< hr.- I.a. wh<i" Hie took thq body of her husband for burial Sh * left her children with relath'a and cams lui< i to filo up h'-r affairs Dr Mabel Green of Chappell, Ne braska visited her husband. Dr R M (lr« en. uf D Joke on Sunday. Cree u a chiropractor and pructlccn ut Chappell. Mr. Go»»rs<* Dobnoy of Tabor. lowa, who hns been visiting his daughter. Mies Evart W Johnson, returned hom« Tu« «duy byway of Wray His (inushtor accompanied him for a short visit at his home Mr. Dobney thinks very well of this county, con sidering it lining hailed Mr*. C. John son. Evart's mother, is staying with him on th*- ranch in the absence of lilm wife.