The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 25, 1928, Image 6

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    THE FRONTIER
D. H. CRONIN. Publisher
W. C. TEMPLETON.
Editor and Business Manager
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EVADING THE TAX ISSUE.
Friends of Charles W. Bryan are
continually advising the voters of Ne
braska to compare their last year’s
tax bills with those they paid while Mr
Bryan was governor.
This is a not very subtile attempt to
evade the tax question as it has ap
peared in this campaign. Mr. Bryan’s
friends know who is responsible for
the increase in state taxes last year.
They know, or they would know if
they consulted the state records, that
Mr. Bryan when he left the governor’s
office also left a deficit of more than
$1,600,000 which he had1 made no pro
vision to pay. A subsequent adminis
tration had to levy the taxes and pay
it for him.
That is one of the reasons why taxes
were higher last year than they were
four years ago. The other is that the
legislature passed a law against any
more deficit levies. The levy now ha3
to be large enough to cover the state
appropriations. Mr. Bryan’s deficit
producing levies are a thing of the
past.
Neither Mr. Bryan nor his friends
make any effort to meet this issue.
Why don't they ? It is very apparent
to any one who has consulted the state
records that the reason is it can’t be
met. The evidence is there in black
and white.
,HOOVER\
Works for Hoover
Senator Gerald P. Nye, of North
Dakota, who has been in Washington
for about a week, has departed for
hla home state to put In the time be
tween now and November helping the
Hoover campaign.
Work
By MRS. RAYMONO ROBINS
National Director of Republican Cam
paign Among industrial Women
THE higher wages, shorter hours
and social gains which the
American working man and
woman now enjoy will be challenged
in the next tour
years, and can be
protected only by
the election of the
right President
For twenty years
my husband and 1
lived on the top
floor of a Chicago
tenement. I know
what poverty
means to little chil
dren and mothers
in tenement
houses.
In my opinion,
Herbert Hoover, too, understands fully
the haunting fear of losing one’s Job.
He Is the first candidate for Presi
dent who has ventured the assertion
that poverty can be abolished.
Smiths for Hoover
Formation of a Smithsfor Hoover
League predicates that All Smith Is
not for A1 Smith.
L. C. McKim
Republican Candidate for Supervisor
District No. 2.
Election, November b, 1928.
i Please Stand j
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HOW CAMPAIGN
LOOKS TO A
BUSINESS MAN
American Government Viewed as
Business Organization Needs
Hoover, Says Straus.
CANDIDATES ARE COMPARED
Head of Nation Must Be Man of Wida
Knowledge and Experience Both
at Hr ne and Abroad.
By HERBERT S. STRAUB
Prominent New York Merchant.
To a business man, this campalg#
makes a particular appeal. It is my
conviction that the American people
must act at election time as if they
constituted a great business organiza
tlon. By this I do not mean that the
nation should be without sentiment
or without heart, but that the great
necessity of today is for the con*
tinuance of a growing prosperity, not
only for our own good, but that we
may maintain our influence in world
affairs. We can best visualize the
situation if wo think of the entire
American people as constituting a
group of stockholders about to Belect
a new head for a vast enterprise of
which we are all a part.
Let us call this organization “The
American Company,” with 111,000,000
stockholders. Let us suppose it manu
factures and distributes many pro
ducts and has branches in every state
of the Union. It looks not only to the
markets of this country, but to the
markets of every country in the world
for the distribution of its output. The
products which we manufacture are
made to sell at various prices to suit
the needs of every pocketbook.
Now what are the specifications
that we would require of a chief exec
utive for an organization of this type?
What should bo his character and
background, his education and experi
ence, his persotnllty? You will readi
ly see that race, religion, social graces
and sartorial perfection are of no im
portance, and you will also under
stand that in the specifications it will
be equally unimportant as to how he
stands on the lSth Amendment.
People Are Stockholders
Wo must further suppose that our
organization has millions of employees
on its payroll, that the next incumbent
must be well-informed on the eco
nomic problems of every state in tho
Union and every country in the world,
must have his hand on the pulse of
relationship between employer and
employeo and the modern movements
along this line,—in short he must tie
a student of ecouomlc and social
problems, as well as thoroughly
versed in the intricacies of produc
tion. It is essential that the presi
dent of this company understand the
importance of continuous employment,
and this can only be achieved by one
who is a close student of economics,
who can gauge his markets so as 10
have production keep step with de
mand.
Lot us assume that we who are
reading th se words constitute a com
mittee of stockholders of which I am
chairman. This committee, I believe,
would report to this effect:
“Your committee after a very care
ful survey finds that Mr. Alfred K.
Smith is a man of very great ability,
but that his experience is so much
restricted to New York State that it
would be unwise to promote him at
this timo. His success within the
boundaries of his work has been dis
tinct and remarkable. Perhaps at
some future time a wider Held of
activity may be found for him, pro
vided that he devote himself for the
next five or six years to travel and
study. He should familiarize himself
not only with the intricate and delicate
nature of our national business, but
also learn more about the many prob
lems that confront us throughout the
country, which are so dissimilar from
the problems that he has been accus
tomed to handling as head of our New
York State branch.
“As to Mr. Herbert Hoover, your
committee is pleased to say that it
believes this organization is very
fortunate in having as a possible head
a man who has had his very extraor
dinary and varied experience. Mr.
Hoover has not spent his entire life
within the confines of one state, but
Is familiar with the geography of
the whole country and the needs of
every state in the Union. He knows
all phases of our domestic and foreign
business problems. This remarkable
knowledge, so essential to the success
of our organization, has been acquired
by wide reading, study, travel and ad
ministrative experience. As a pro
fessional engineer of great skill, it
was part of his elementary training
to learn not only the boundary lines
of the states, but the products, ac
tivities and the development of the
economic life and well-being of all
sections.
“In addition to this, he has spent
some time abroad and there are few
of the 53 countries in which we main
tain branch offices and representatives
which he has not studied. He has
had a leading part in the manage
ment of our main offices in Washing
ton for many years, during which he
has had the full confidence of our di
rectors and stockholders.
“We therefore recommend and
;rge the selection of Mr. Hoover as
he new head of this organization.”
(Political Advertising.)
RICHARD L.
METCALFE
Nebraska’s Choice for
U. S. Senator
“He Is an Ideal champion for the
tolling masse* In this state and
nation because he Is one of them.
It has been easy for him to express
their view of life because that has
been his outlook. When he pleads
the cause of the man who toils or
the man who tills the soil, it is in
behalf of a cause to which he has
devoted his splendid talents for
many years."
—Lincoln Star Editorial
Ec will be not only a Sena
tor from Nebraska, but a
Senator FOR Nebraska.
For
District Judge
15th District
(Boyd, Brown, Holt, Keys Paha and
Rock Counties)
WI L L I A M M, ELY
Ainsworfli, Nebraska
Resident of Brown County 38 years
Practiced law at Ainsworth 2S years
ROBERT 0. SIMMONS
Congressman Sixth District
Candidate for Reelection
The Frontier §2.00 per year.
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Apples!
Jack Quig has a car of
JONATHAN
APPLES
on C. & N. W. track
direct from the famous
Atkinson Orchard
at Montrose,
Colorado.
Bring your sacks and
get your winter
apples now.
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(Political
Advertising.)
(Political Advertising.)
Your State Taxes
The democratic candidate for Governor claims the republicans have
been extravagant spenders of state tax money; that they have greatly
increased state taxes; that he will reduce state taxes 30 percent.
Let us look at the figures:
P. V. Hickey owns the Southwest Quarter of 3-29-12 in Holt
County, valued at $4,300.00.
The high point in his state tax was in 1927 when a mill and a half
special levy was made to pay a four and a half million dollar deficit
which a legistative committee found accrued in three state adminis
trations, Bryan’s share being $1,668,660.08.
Let us substract from Mr. Hickey’s 1927 state taxes the amount
levied for the deficit and let us add to his taxes of 1923 and 1924 the
share of the deficit belonging to the Bryan administration. Then we
will have a fair basis of comparison.
Bryan’s
Administration
1923
Total state tax $ 9.24
Less deficit levy _ _
Plus Bryan’s share of
deficit, 36 per oent $ .70
A proper basis of
comparison
1924
$ 7.97
$ 1.63
McMullen’s
Administration
1928
1927
$16.12
6.45
$ 8.86
$ 9.94 $ 9.60 $ 9.67 $ 8.86
It will be seen from these figures that when a proper basis of com
parison is taken there is very little variation in state taxes over a
period of four years.
The state deficit has been paid.
There are sufficient funds in the state treasury to meet all claims.
Nebraska is on a cash basis.
Neither Mr. Bryan or any Governor did or could reduce state taxes
30%. It could not be done without destroying state government.
REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE
.HOOVE R\
Hoover Is Best Bet >p
The likelihood Is that, under Herbert
Hoover’s direction, agriculture would
achieve stabilization more Quickly,
more certainly, with fewei waste mo
tions. and with less knocking and
backfiring and gear-grinding than
under the direction of any other hu
man being.—Minneapolis Tribune.
Car box wrapped apples on
Burlington track, at O’Neill.
C. E. Havens
Republican Candidate For
State Representative 64th District
Election, November 6, 1928
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