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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
< 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
'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
/ 'I II real annwt r to these problems
!*> work, economy and the exercise
of common horse sens-
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 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
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
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
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.
.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
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
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.
Postmaster Genera)
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.
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
The esure community offers words
uf cqik.o.ence to llu- wjte and cbil
dreii in this their d>< p distress.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.

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