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THK CLAYTON NEWg The Clayton News PUBLISHED EVERY FMDAY aterefl in tie FoOfflee at Ctarton, Hew Mexico, aa Scoad-Ctaa mall mat lar. October SB, 1000, nndrr the Att ot UaNk 3, 1HT0. Orriclal Paper of Union County und L. S. Lund OfHco J. F. LUNSFORD, Editor and Mgr. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year $1.50 Six Montlis 1.00 Three Months .50 Advertising Rates made on request. TAXATION The man who owns the 1pu pro perty, has the least family, has the least interest in the onward march of civilization anil the rising gen oration of his community, county or state, makes tin; initial liowl that taxes are- a burdtm and should lie reduced. He is possibly right in both contentions. Webster defines in one instance I lie word "Tax A burden," and insofar as the ques tion of reduction is a pertinent one. no doubt public sentiment is decid edly in favor of such a move. And the public in the same breath tillers the question, "How?" Wbal proced ure is necessary to lift the present burden of taxation from the people of New .Mexico? They are unani mous in their declaration that it must be done, but thus far no sen sible solution has been offered to combat this growiin: menace f' to Un' riticiis of mir stale. rate or sum of money assessed it! the person or the properly he holds, according lo value, of the citizen-,, by the government, for the u-o of the nation, stale, county, city or village, is rigidly termed taxa tion. Then taxation must keep pace with th'' expenses accruim: from a government I hat is properly func tioning. If your government is an expensive mie. your burden be comes heavier . if an ecónomo gov ernment, then your burden of tax ation becomes lighter, and your rate grows less. Thoroforo you readily conclude that you must have an eco nomic administration. Yet, by what standard will you measure or what criterion will bo your guido in reaching a happy medium of what constituios economy? Being "penny wise and jwund foolish" would hard ly bo termed strict economy. It would be economy to curtail your road building program and wander at will over the trails that at one time constituted your road system in New Mexico. Your $35 and $50 agricultural land would be reduced lo possibly S20 and 30 per acre. You could make up a pack train of burros lo lake your produce to mar klo; you would not be able lo mar ket each day by (ruck, and spend your evenings at home, in the bosom of your family; rather you would be spending two or three days for each trip. That would be economy: Your rale of taxation would be lowered because you would hax'e an economic government, but would you be alto gether .satisfied with that condition? Or, you might reduce, for the. sake of economy, your educational pro gram. Instead of having a nine months lenn of school you might have" six: instead of employing the best trained talent obtainable you might lower your standard for the teaching corps of the slate and gath er them in from the highways and byways, from schools with nn'stand ing, pormiUing eighth sraders to teach. Thai would be an economical stale educational department, but it could only he so at the expense of your boy and girl and tho'-e of your neighbor. You could only do so by robbing them of their God-given b-M-ilaue and sending them inlo (lie world as poorly equipped men and women. No one can look into the face of their children and say that economy -liould be practiced at the expense of the child. You want the educational system of your slate to he (he best. You also waul adequate arteries of com merce to penetrate Hie most reinóle -ect ion ot your stale and county. This can only be done if every tlrokmv toan and woman is willing Fords orS v THE UNIVERSAL TRACTOR Henry Ford HENRY FORD was 35 yearo getting ready for th new price on the Fordson. He started as a farm boy, planning to get rid of the drudgery, long hoars and low money return that has always faced the farmer. He wanted to furnish you with a tractor that would not only do your work better and faster, but at lower costa and the 170,000 Fordsons now in use have proved that be has accomplished these things. What you get in the Fordson for $395 Í. o. b. Detroit is the greatest farm power unit ever offered. Let us show you how a Fordson will cut farm costs, increase your bank account and take the drudgery oat of farm work. Write, phone or mil. Pioneer Auto Co. CI.WION, . M. F.O.B. DETROIT A Sensational Sale Of WOMENS SHOES TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE EXCELLENT VALUES AVAHADLE IN THIS OFFERING ONE MUST REALLY SEE THE SHOES- EVERY ONE LS SKILLFULLY MADE OF FINE MATERIALS. While They Last YOUR CHOICE clt or. INCLUDED ARE PLAIN AND STRAP PUMPS- -PATENT LEATHEII KID LEATHER AND BLACK SATIN LOW. MEDIUM AND HIGH HEELS- ' SUITABLE FOR WOMEN, MISSES AND CHILDREN. v Sale Now Going On Otto-Johnson Mer . Co, Clayton, New Mexico lo pay a fair rate upon the value of Iheir properly into thu stale, county and city treasury. Resides roads and educational facilities for your children your taxes buy you many things that, are not realized: security of your person and prop erly; freedom of thought and speech, i save during lilffilate war) ; the right lo live accordiifg lo the (Metales of your own conscience toward God and your fellowman; protection of the public health again-! the rav ages of diseases and epidemics. Your laxes paid in have purchased you as a citizen these' possibilities. New Mexico is comparatively a new country, yet she ranks fair in prog ress with her sister stales in older sections of the republic. New Mex ico has attained Ibis only through her willingness and desire In be progressive. The man who owns the least prop erly, has the least family, has the least interest in the onward march of civilization and the liny, and girls of his community, county or slate, will make a howl Ibis coining cam paign In cripple your educational system, curtail your road building campaign, dispense with many con veniences of comfort that you now enjoy, but Mr. Voter, look him over. The balance of power lies with you. SAVE FOR A PURPOSE. SENECA ITEMS f oAnnouncement ! 1 will open in the Thompson Bldg. in Clay ton, June 1 st, an oArt Studio Will accept Students in Drawing, Water Colors, Oil and China Painting. Marjorie Record. "II docs not need argument," said Postmistress Pace, of Clayton, "to convince any sensible person that saving is a good thing for the in dividual, for Hie community, and for the nation. Saving 'does not mean that you shall forego the comforts of life, or even I he luxuries. Hut do not make Hie mistake by thinking Hie trilling thinus you do not really need or want are either comforts or luxuries. Do not spend your money for liltlo iuconseipienlial things. Save jl for something worth while. You cannot save money by carry ing it around in your pocket- hoard ed money is inexcusable. Idle capital is Hie thief of the income. Money slips away unless it is placed in a safe place. The hel place is in a se cure investment, an interest bearing investment, whore your money works for you. When the time conies you can gel sotiiellnng worth while. Die homo, the automobile, the vaca tion I rip. or anything else thai will bring joy nlo the lives of yourself and family. If you have only a small sum lo save, invest In postal savings. You can open a banking account Willi your government with ton cents. Thai will liny a ten cent sav ings stamp and ten stamps can be exchanger for a ?1 interot-heariiig postal Ravings certificate. Postal Savings have proved to be very pop ula with tiie people, many buying the limit which is $2,500. "The government is also offerug a very attractive investment in the form of Treasury savings certifi cates. For 20 you can buy one of the lowest denomination, and in 'five years the government will redeem it for 2ó, your 20 earning $5. If you have 80 lo invest it, will earn $20. and for your 800 investment you will get 200 in interest. All thetime this money is workng for ytm'will be safe and secure. You can get your principal at any time in case of an emergency, with interest at 3Vj per cent while it haR been in the keeping of the government. What is more, these certificates are registered in the Treasury depart inenl. and you aro safe from (he loss or then. They are exempt from the normal Federal income lax, ami from estate and lo cal taxation (except, estate and in heritance taxes.) They pay 4Mi per cent interest compound semi-annually, if hold until maturity; that moans 25 por cent on your invosl mont in five years. "Got that idoa oí making the posU offico your bank for your savings and small investments. It is just the samo is making your government your hank, for tho postoffice is part of the government, Work on the consolidated building at Seneca is progressing rapidly. TJio contractors hope lo complete it by July 1st. Ilollu .Freohurg of Camrun, Okla,. is spending his vacation fiMlio hiurfb of Mr. Knolls, visiting bis brother: ' Cloyd llunlsberry purchased a shorthorn male calf from Will How ard, who raises the Hates rogistorad .shorthorns. Robert Raker Jr.. Miad a mlxuif with a loam of four horses and amo thru with three ribs broken, but fooling lucky they served hijn rtp worse. .' - Martin Snulsman gave a dance on Saturday night at the Johnson hpine in honor of his sister. Miss Rnby, of Des Moimv, who is at home for. a short, vacation. fjuile a large crowd attended and all expressed a pleasant time. . Iteporl is abroad that Miss Kay Alderson and Earnest Soulherland, of Clayton were married on Monday, nooii.'If such be a fact we extend o ur bes! wishes for a long and hoppy life fo the happy couple. Sincerely congratulate Mr. Soulherland upon lis good misfortune. A fishing parly composed of Mr, and Mrs. Justin Froobiirg, Mr. Knovvis, Hollo and Stanley lreebu?g, Ralph Walker, Al. Campbell and Clyde Howard went to Iho Cimarron one day last week. Ed. Rullodgo in vited I hem to fish on his place aftd a very pleasant day was spent. A Everett Baker gave a batohotffr dinner at his farm on Sunday. Si mu-ai wL-re liivueii nnu all eagerly attended, as Everett promised, tp make the biscuits, hut wo heltMvri lh had bis mother on hand to superitu loiuLIhe dinner. A Jolly good tlinTj wasjiad, ovoryono- wishing all ihu uuiiff iiaiciicinrs would follow suit. Mrs. Will Howard claims to own he champion cow or this section, having bought a Jersey heifer calf 2 mouths old for 3.00. This little cow is now tho mother of 3 nifto heifers and will not bo í vears Old until July t. While not a large milk producer, giving 2 gallón n day, sho gives milk very rich In cream and butterfat. We believe tho Jnrsoys are fast becoming Iho favoritos in Union county, as most farmers sollcroam and the Jorsey is sure all Uie.ro with tho cream. Preston Collins of Mosos, is work ing for Mrs. Flora Blaokwoll this summer. D. E. Davis of tho Davis Drug Co . has as guosts this-week, Mr Nano and family, of Dos Moinos.