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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 30, 1922)
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RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA, NOVEMBER 30. 1922
ilTax Payers Hold Interesting Meeting
To Instruct Their Senator
Program of Tax Redaction
Tl'U tax committ s t( in.- Webster i gently discussed at some length. It
County Knnnefs Uuimi am) l-'nrn Itn
rcHi held a coufrrenct with the Coun'
tj Ct)niinib!.iont'rN sonii lHy uko for
thu puipiise of iisuerininlnir methods
by wlik-h tuxes couM bo ii'ilnoeil
Wol-ii'i County. Afii-r Inuiliy dis
cushion tt whs t'oiiuliult'il, in view of
the liil.)iiii,tt1ou nviiilalilc, that, our
tn. s me the rt.sutt of K'ihl.tt. on. It
w:i t!o tluvoloptd thsit iilo tuXOH
siro t'.ui-tlvi' in nil cKpu tiiinls, the
hulli of our tii.WH (,'oei for rihieatiou
winch W giving uri8iitl!ifHi:toi reiuiurt
in u'.ijiDilion to tin enormous cost.
A I Mils mulling it whs iign-eil to call
u mass meeting of all thu -.i'IihoI Itoanls
nnd tt'iiehors of the county, and also
all interested tax payers, to be lieid in
the court room rfaturday afternoon
Nov. i25 A subcommittee was appoint
ed to prepare a program for the mass
meeting and Alva Stonor of luavule,
County I'rebtdetit of tho Fiumer'
Union wh s.lccted as cliiiirmiin.
Pnrsuaut to the above preparations
the mass meeting convened last Sutnr
day und the 3ourt room was tilled to
overflowing. Every township in the
county was well represented nnd
friendly but earnest discussion was in
dulged in by numerous Interested tax
payers. Chairman Stouer culled the
meeting to order shortly before 2 p. m
stated the object and program of the
meeting as prepared by the subcom
The first subject taken up was the
school question. The $103 high seho 1
tuition law was discussed, the rural
distilots feeling that such amount was
entirely too much to pay ami pluced a
heavy burden upon the country schools
It was admitted by all that this tuition
fee Is burdensome not only to the dis
tricts which have it to pay, but also to
the districts which receive it. Outside
students ovettlow the accomodation of
the high schools and cause new build
ings to bo erected. It was also brought
out in this discussion, that in some
local! ties landlords nru dihuiiminating
against teuuauts who have children of
high school ago of the $108 tuition tax.
Other items of sohool nffuiis were
touched upon, but it was finally con-
eluded that thu meeting was discuss
iug effects rather than causes of tuxes,
and that the causes of our excessive
school taxes were deeper below the
surface. The administration, regula
tlon and standardization of our school
system was brought under discussion
and agteed to as tho proper ploce to
bfglu tax reduction. That teaeheis
could not well bo expected to teach for
much less nor the number of teachers
bo reduced, under pivsout centralized
The next subject presented by the
Chairman was thu Civil Law Enforco
ment. On request, tho Code Law was
explained to tho meeting In an able
a id unprejudiced manner by Attorney
F.J Muuday. After which constitu
tlonul ofllccrs and inspection wore dis.
cussed to some extent, and it was final,
ly concluded by tho meeting to movo
the enforcement of tho civil law back
homo as far ns pruuticnblo, und divide
up the imlanco among tho constitution
al stuto ollicors.
Tho Crimiual law enforcement was
then taken up and freely discussed.
Tho inclination of the local olllcers to
enforco the prohibition law was doubV
ed by homo, and highly approved by
others'. On a vote to abolish tho ollice
of Stato Sheriff, the Chair was in
doubt, and a division was called for.
The ayes being too numerous to bo
readily counted, thu nays were called
up and about 15 responded.
the subject of the Automobile tax
license was next presented to tho
meeting It whs voted that75 percent
should bo used by tho counties on
farm-to murket roads and 25 percent
go to the stato,
Next, the subjeot of Gaaollno Tax
presented from the floor, and Intelll.
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and Representative in The
was argued by some farmers that a
gasoline tax would be the fairest and
most, equitable tax that could be lev
led, provided that it is nut levied ns an
ndded tux, but us a substitute tax, in
Homucli us it would better distribute
tin maiutuinnnco of the automobile
highways upon those who most use the
io.uIh. Also that n gasoline tax would
llud many tourists and other travelers
both foreign and local, such as a great
army of commercial travelers, many of
whom are not paying an) thing toward
ro id maiiit.iinnue. Also tint such n
tax imuld be readily ami cheaply col-
leoti'd by the present ollicials, at the
points of entry into the state of earlot
shipments The opposition to a gaso
line tax manifested itself moro in the
form-of misunderstanding and prejud
ice than sound argument, piohahly
oultig mostly, to thu unpopularity of
the measure developed by the cloudy
circumstances under which It was first
sprung upon the state A motion was
offered that Webster County go on re.
cord us favoring an equitable gasoline
tax and when the vote was tHken tho
house was closely divided Mid Chair
mail Stouer pronounced it lost. -
Thu following is the wording of tl.o
First "Schools." Ue it resolved
that the administration and regulation
of our public school system be remov
ed from the State University and the
office oftho State Superintendent and
returned to the County Superintend
ent, bchool boaids and distiict meet
ings Also that our Senator and Ro
preservative be Instructed to work to
Second. "Civil Law Enforcement"
Be it rusolved that tho administtation
of tho civil law be returned to the locnl
units of government :is fur i-s prnrt'e
able, and that the Code 11111 be tcvis
Third. 'Criminal L h w Kufoice
ini'ii'.", He it resolved that tho ollice
of the state hIhtIIV be abolished.
Fourth. "Uouds". Hu ic lesolved
that 75 pet cent of the automobile 11
oenso tax be retained by counties for
iiM'in-to-mnrUot roads, and that 25 per
oont go to the State.
All resolutions were adopted without
dissent, excepting the onn relative to
State Sheiilt', which showed in the vote
a small percentage of oarncst opposi
tion. Immediately bc'orc adjournment tho
Chairman was instructed to appoint a
committee of live tax pujers to pre
pare a program und cull another simi
lar mass mooting of tho tax payers of
Webster County, ut an early date in
thu future, for the purpose of discuss
ing local tax ail'airs, and any othor
business of public interest. Thu com
mittee wPl advertise the uoxt meeting
in (ill the county papers. This meet
ing then adjourned subject to the call
of the committee.
Chairman Alva Stouer presided over
the, meeting with commendable dignity
After adjournment this meeting was
declared by many to have been import
ant and profitable in many respects,
und Is considered to be not only ex
pressing u very high moj rity opinion
of Webster County but of very much
of Nebraska territory. Though it was
not attended by nearly as many IhiIIos'
as had been wished and expected by ,
thu committee, a number were presont
It was ulso suggostod by a couple of
rural tux puvciR after adjournment,1
that if relief could not otherwise be
had in school tuxes, districts could;
withdraw entirely out from uudur the
accredited system, and thus operato
their hchools as best they could, wllliln
their abilities to pay. They felt that
another snort crop or lutiure, with no J
relief in taxation, tteosslun will bo un
happily mi approaching subject tor
It Is to bo hoped that the next mass
meeting will be at least as successful
add Instructive us this one.
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Webster County Bank
WE WISH to announce that we have opened up a sav
ings department in our bank for the use of the child
ren, adults and every one. Thrift and saving is
something that has been neglected.
We kindly invite you to take advantago of this sav
ings idea and make this your banking homo with your
savings no matter how small, you are alwas welcome.
A saver is a hustler and wo are for both. Bank with
us and you can bank on us.
We welcome every child in the community to become
a customer of this new department.
THE WEBSTER COUNTY BANK
the only gift that only
you can make.
Now is the time to 'phone
Red 132 for an appointment.
Men's and wYoung Men's
$16.50 $17.00 $18 $18.50 $20
New Models, New Fabrics
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backed by our well known
Young1 Men's Sport Suits
New shipment for Thanksgiving wear. Al
so NEW SHIRTS, HATS, CAPS and SHOES
SEE US FOR UNDERWEAR
The Cowden-Kaley Clothing Co.
N. V. Anderson was down
Co'wles Tuesday afternoon.
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The Gleason Studio
I G. R. 'McCrary was- down
j Inavalo Saturday afternoon.
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