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PAGE SIX I III TURTLE MOUNTAIN STAR, ROLLA, N. DAK. Thursday, October 31, 1940 The Reclassification Measure Applied To Rolette County The "Reclassification Measure" applied for Rolette-county, to the several types of property which will be affected by the measure, assuming that levies will remain approximately at the present level: Type of Property 1939 Tax F'arm Lands ...................... $141,501.65 Rural Personal .................. 15,565.19 City & Village Real F, utat 38,357.38 City & Village Personal .... 17,433.43 Railroads .......................... 30,340.78 Telephone Companies ...... 1,581.47 l'ower Companies ............ 2,564.60 Total Tax In'crea.e ........ Total Farm Land Increase Total City & Village Increase Total Utilities Increase Proposed Tax Increase $212,252.27 $ 70,750.82 15,565.19 none 47,536.07 19,178.69 21,791.78 4 ,.'8.35 60,681.56 30,340.78 3,162.94 1,581.47 5 129.20 2,564.60 $138,774.71 70,750.82 23,537.04 34,486.85 With the adoption of the "Reclassifcation Measure", which would go into effect in 30 days after its passage, or December 5th, 1940, the load on the individual taxpayers of Rolette county would be increased $04,287.86, the farmer bearing the larger portion of the increase. The sponsors of the measures have made the statement that they de not expect to have a "homestead exmption and graduatd land tax" law in effect for from two to four years. The "homestead exemption and graduated land tax" measure will not be retroactive. Sponsors of the "Reclassification Measure" say in answer to the argument that taxes will be greatly increased until such time as a homestead exemption measure may offset part of the burden for those living on their own farms (but no others), that the mill levy can be reduced by the various taxing units, so that the total of taxes would not be any greater. -With most of all governing units in the state so deeply in debt, it would be highly improbable to assume that mill levies would voluntarily be reduced. If mill levies were reduced such reduction would apply to all types of property, hence the proportion would remain approximately the same, with farm lands bearing the greatest share. At the present time 22% of all property in Rolette county is exempt from taxation, through government holdings. An increase in taxes levied as shown in the above table, would increase delinquencies at an alarming rate, leading to further exemption through tax deeds. Does any taxpayer in Rolette county want to see his tax burden increased by $94,287.86 a year for a period of two, four or more years while a plan of "homestead exemption and graduated land tax" was being devised, which plan would seriously criplle all govern- mental functions? Rather, let us insist on efficient and economical expenditure of the present tax dollar. What A Life-- An old man, living all alone, was recently found dead by his neighbors. Looking around his little home, they discovered in the cellar, carefully covered up he- neath the dirt floor, a tin can inside of another tin which contained old bills and gold coins amounting to over $3000. Evidently, this was his "Sav- ings of a'Life Time." During all those years he received NO interest, NO divi- dends, and possibly had a lot of worry over the "safety of his buried possessions. Well, what are you doing about YOUR future? Save the Federal Way with its INSURED SAFETY up to $5000.00 Write for infornmtion. Minot Federal Savings & Loan Association Minot North Dakota I II HANSBORO Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks and baby left Thursday morning for their home in Eureka, Cal., after spending a week visiting friends and relatives here. Dorthy Vie of Moorhead, Jane Dodds of Jamestown and Gordon Lymburn of Bottineau spent the weekend at their homes here. Mrs. J. W. Pound was taken to the hospital again Monday. She re- turned to her home Sunday. The Friends In Council met with Mrs. Jake Eckerdt Thursday evening, Oct. 24,1with all members except one present. The fifth topic on Pan i Americanism was ably presented by i Mrs. E. M. Fessenden on "Safe- guards to Peace." Mrs. O. R. And- erson, as musical leader, led the group in singing Spanish songs, with Mrs. R. T. Lymburn as piano accom- panist. The club was divided into groups, each group to raise funds for the library and also for the founda- tion fund. A delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Eckerdt after which social time was enjoyed. C. Lawrence, H. B. Leslie and daughter, Jennie, J. W. Pound and son, John, were Rolls callers on Thursday. Several from here attended the dance in the new barn at the George O'Donnell home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Amble of Sarles were callers here Saturday. Mrs. Amble remained at her par- ental home. Mrs. F. L. Leftwich accompanied Roy. Larson and delegates from Rock Lake and Clyde to Minot Wednesday where they attended a conference in the Methodist church in regard to the new set-up of the Women's So- ciety of Christian Service. The high- light of the afternoon's program was an address by Bishop Cushman of St. Paul which was broadcast over radio station KLPM. Ill Vote For Frank Fitzharris - - Candidate for State Representative General Election, Nov. 5, 1940 Pd. Pol. Adv. John "Chick" Coghlan Candidate for state representative at fall election, November 5, 1940. Pd. Pol. Adv. I Ill I I VOTE FOR H. C. GUENTHER of RoHa Democratic Candidate for re-election as STATE SENATOR I believe in, and work for, a business-like administration of public affairs. d. Pol. Adv. Willis Boer, Misses Elsie Ruste- bakke, Marjorie Hesketh and Allegra Edinger attended the teachers' in- stitute in Grand Forks Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Willmer Pound and Mrs. Gust Olson were callers at the Harold Pound home Wednesday evening. The Sacred Heart Society spon- sored a supper Saturday night. It was well attended. Rudolph Hansen and helpers of i Cando repaired telephone connections here Thursday and Friday. C. E. Blackorby entertained the first meeting of the. Men's Bridge Club Wednesday night. A dainty lunch was served by Mrs. Schreder. Mr. and Mrs. James Marcie and family of Rolette were Sunday din- nor guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. Barren. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stapelton and Shirley Ann visited at the Jarvis home Sunday. The Hansboro Homemakers met with Mrs. Emma Ward on Tuesday night. The major project was given by Mrs. W. E. Disher and Mrs. W. R. Pound. It was a very interesting lesson on Household Equipment. Guests were Mrs. Ole Peterson, Jr., and Mrs. Harry Porter. Mrs. Ward served a dainty lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schrieder motor- ed to Crystal Saturday to visit with relatives. HOWELL Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bradley left Thursday for a two weeks vacation to Eugene, Ore., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Lindsay and sons, former Rock Lake residents. A large number of Howell folks attended the Galbrecht sale near Rolls on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Potratz and sons of Bisbee, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lentz of Rolla rural were Sunday visitors at the Frank Potratz home. Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson and sons and Lloyd Kynoch were Sunday! dinner guests at the Gust Carlson home of Rolette rural. Miss Ruth Wetter left for Grand Forks Sunday for an indefinite visit with her sister, Mis Gladys, who is attending a beauty school. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bradley and girls spent Tuesday evening at the CarJ Peterson home. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson and! family motored to Sheyenne Sunday and spent the day at the John K. Johnson home. Lloyd Kynoch of Bisbee spent the weekend at the John Peterson home as a guest of Alvin Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brandt and family and Gordon Peterson attend-: ed prayer meeting in Egeland Friday l evening. Mr. and Mrs. Earl O'Brien return- ed Saturday evening from Grand Forks where Mrs. O'Brien attended the state teachers' convention which was held the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Max Hauschulz and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hauschulz mot- ored Ole Moon, father of Mrs." Har- old "Hauschulz, to Sabin, Minn., where Mr. Moen will spend some time visiting at the home of a daugh- ter. ACKWORTH Saturday evening a program was given by the Ackworth school. There was a pie social after the program. The program was very good and a large crowd was present. Mrs. Edith Reed of Aberdeen, S. D., who has been visiting here at the home of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Pritchard, and family, re- turned to her home Thursday. Sunday a joint miscellaneous show- er was held at the Ackworth school house for Mr. and Mrs. George House fVtolet Hiatt) and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kerr (Marie Hiatt). The shower was sponsored by the Ack- worth Homemakers club. Many lovely gifts were received by the couples. Wm. Martin, Arthur Hiatt, Mr. and Mrs. John Hiatt, Mrs. Amos Hiatt, Misses Edith and Elizabeth Peak at- tended the funeral of Mrs. Jim Bacon of Bottineau on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. Ackert and family and Marion Martin of Sarles were visitors at Wm. Martin's Sunday. Mrs. Ackert is a sister of Mr. Mar- tin. THORNE Ed. Boucher has Just received a carload of lumber. He is going to start building a new barn this week. Mr. and Mrs. Emery Marcil and William Raseco of St. John were Sunday visitors at the Simeon Gren- ier home. The carnival and dance for the bendfit of the Russell school was well attended. The Thorne Catholic Club meet Thursday, Nov. 7, at the home l of Mrs. Leon Menard, with Mrs. R. Gladue assisting hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Etienne Casavant are the proud parents of a baby born on Monday, Oct. 21. i Then. Pigeon left for St. Paul with a carload of cattle Saturday morning, i Roco OUR OWN MOTOR OIL Made to our quality specifica- tions and shipped to us in tank car lots. This method of handl- ing enables us to sell it at re- tail below the usual wholesale price if it had to be shipped in drums. This 100% pure paraffin base motor oil, with zero cold test, is pleasing hundred of users, Try it! It will pay yOU to make a long trip and bring your container. .4ak for ROCO .... Ro offer tke temt IHmible eeomomY, qtte qality is kifft. THE PRICE IS LOWI Roila Oil Co. WOLF CREEK Mrs. A. F. Stiles went to Bottineau Friday evening to spend a few days visiting " her daughter and son-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Rider Haakinson. The Kohtmeie-Volf Creek home- makers club held' meeting at the Gehart Lund home Iniday afternoon. The next meeting wilt be at the Fred Duboy home. Patricia Lund visited school on Friday. Henry Stiles is helping to pick corn for his father this week. The Wolf Creek PTA will hold a meeting and card party on Friday, Nov. 8. i Mrs. FredDuboy and Mrs. Osben Smith were Rolls callers Monday. Mr. Enge called at the Howard Fish home on Thursday evening. INGEBRETSON Mr. and Mrs. John Zaste and son, Raymond, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Toby Morin Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Grant were callers in Rolla Thursday afternoon. Moses Morin was an overnight guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Corbert Poitra Sunday. Leander Gourneau, Sr., was a shop- per in Belcourt Friday afternoon. Russel Davis was a Monday even- ing visitor at the home of Mrs. M. Keplin. Frank Davis and Louie McCloud were callers in Belcourt Thursday afternoon. * A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Lucier Monday, Oct. 21, at the Belcourt hospital. Francis Vivier was a Sunday after- noon visitor at the home of Mrs. M. Keplin. Moses Lafountain was a caller in Rolla Friday afternoon. Edward Wilkie of Chiloquin, Ore., arrived Thursday evening to spend a few weeks visiting at the home of his Take a minute to ,i i , father. Joe F. \\;Vi!kie. i Mr. and Mrs. Emery W'ilkie and Bill Lizote of Fargo was a visitor dau-hter. Barbara, were visitors at at the home of J. B. \\;Vilkie Saturday the home of Joe F. Vilkie Sunday evening, afternoon. FEED-MAKING Use JOHN DEERE No. 114 ROUGHAGE MILL and FEED GRINDER EDUCE feed-making costs on your farm.., use the new John Dee No. 114 Roughage Mill and Feed Grindm-. I will handle every feed crop on your farm and mahe palatable leeds from roughage.., paying for itself many times in savings gained during its long life. This four-in-one machine chops hay, grinds grain, chops roughage, cuts ensilage, sad fills the silo. Speedy, ecient, and economical, the John Deere No. 114 Mill and Grinder is the ideal one for you.., you need its money. saving advantages in preparing your home-grown feeds. Come in today and see the outstendiag &u'ure$ that this madde offers-and you'll agree it's the one for you. Rolla Implement Co. WM. 1LIONE, Mgr. Hi n I l I VOTE NO-, On the first two Initiated Measures Nov,00]00ber 5 BECAUSE I. THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD A. Permit a Graduated Land Tax Which Would 1. Make economic farm holdings impossible in practically every North Dakota county. 2. Force increasing areas into public ownership and off the tax rolls. 3. Tend, by removal of land from tax rolls, to shift the tax burden onto the farmers, laborers, business men, aged and re(ired, with the smaller property holdings. 4. Complicate tax levies and collections on holdings located in more than one taxing district. B. Permit a Homestead Exemption Which Would 1. Remove more than 20 % of all property in the State from the tax rolls, with harmful results to schools and local subdivisions. 2. Gradually decrease the amount of taxable valuation because of increasing exemp- tions through gifts, bequests, contract deeds, breaking up family holdings, and so on. 3. Shift the source of necessary revenue to a higher sales tax or other special levies, which will fall most heavily on farmers, tenants, laborers, and those'least able to pay. 4. Increase rents, merchandise and professional costs, and freeze property values at an abnormally low figure. II. THE PROPOSED RE-CLASSIFICATION MEASURE WOULD 1. Immediately open the way for a 50% increase in taxes. 2. Immediately permits 50% tax increase on livestock. 3. Give railroads, telephone companies, and power companies an opening to increase their rates for essential services. 4. Automatically increase the debt limit of every governmental sub-division requiring additional tax levies for debt service. 5. Increase our already alarming tax delinquency. BECAUSE it is un-American to confiscate property, to enjoy governmental benefits without paying for them, or to make one owner pay out of propor- tion to another. AND BECAUSE it is dangerous to vote for laws that w be on our Statute Books a long time, the workings of which even their own advocates do not fully understand. VOTE THE SAFE AMERICAN WAY NO l I I l [ X [ The Citizens Committee of North Dakota Paid Political Advertising i