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The Flathead Courier, Poison, Montana Page 7 gette00.11VIV••••••••••••••••••••••••••• / Letters on Timely Subjects Re- produced for Your Perusal And Comment. Comment. By Our Readers To the Editor of The Flathead Courier. For some time I have contemplated writing this article. I hope you tax- payers of Lake county, who read it will will read it carefully and if, in your judgment, I am wrong, please write me a personal letter, pointing out to me where I am wrong. A few days ago I received my tax notice, doubtless you have all received a similar notice ere this. I wish to say to you that the 80 acres that I paid $163.10 on in 1936 has reached the fabulous and unbelievable sum of $218.30 for 1937 or an increhse of $55.12 in one short year. Wherever I go or wherever I turn I hear people complaining bitterly of this unjustifiable increase in taxes. This evening as I sat by my radio I listened to one of Uncle Sam's female dietitians planning a meal for a mother with six children with an allowance of 60 cents per day for the entire fam- ily. After the dietitian had departed the mother made this remark, \Why are some allowed such little of the necessities of life while others have so much.\ I have heard that same thought ex- pressed many times in this valley. Last spring, when a few of our school building enthusiasts were preaching to the voters of this district the small amount the additional twenty mills levied would increase our taxes they evidently knew very little of the mean - mg of 20 mills or they intentionally misled the voters. A lady in my home yesterday asked me if I thought there would ever be any relief for the taxpayer. In answer- ing you as I answered her I probably made some suggestions that will not meet with the approval of everyone in the valley, especially some of the tax - eaters. I'll give you my version and in so do- ing I intend to let the chips fall where they wilL There is only one way to reduce tax- ation in a county that is strictly agri- cultural. The laws on the statute books of this state definitely state that the people shall elect a county sheriff, a county clerk and recorder, a county treasurer, a county assessor, a clerk of the district court, a coroner, a state senator and representative. There is no way to avoid electing these people, unless and until you change your state constitution. You are also privileged to elect a county superintendent of schools, but there is no clause in the constitution which provides for the election of a district superintendent. Can anyone, paying taxes in Lake county tell me why it is necessary for the taxpayers of this county to support and maintain an office of Public Instruction and at the same time spend another $5,000, that they are compelled to sacrifice for in order that we might sport such a luxury? This past summer the school board hired this man a secretary to assist the district superintendent in duplicating the work of the county superintendent's office that the people have chosen. We have a number of high school professors in this district that could easily handle the duties of the district superintendent's office thereby elimin- ating that office and thus providing an opportunity for the newly -hired clerk of the board to cooperate fully and wholeheartedly with the county super- intendent in reducing the school ex- pense of this district. This is one way, Mr. Taxpayer, you can reduce your taxes. There is another method that you could use and that is by eliminating your county agent's office which will save you some $2,000 or $3,000 a year. If any of you taxpayers who are wondering now where this Increase of tax is coming from will kindly point out to me where in any measure Lake county can afford this luxury, I stand corrected. If the parents of the future genera- tion of this valley are so intellectually incapacitated as to make it necessary to hire a man to sit in an office, with All Wool Flannel Lounging Robes $4• 98 See them in our Window HOLDING'S a helper or two, to advise said parents in the rudiments of farm life after they have lived the major portion of their lives on the farm then there is no hope for them or their children. What this country needs is a good live -wire, wide awake Taxpayers' organization to weed Then and not until then will you get relief. Yours for lower taxes. E. K. BALLING Pablo Community Mrs. Price visited her daughter, Mrs. Fred Garbe, Sunday and will spend a few days there. The Lutheran Ladies' Aid met at the home of Mrs. Bill Dretrich Wednesday with Mrs. Dietrich and Mrs. David An- derson as hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. Max Garbe were Sun- day guests of Theodore Freiburger. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Sangor of Camas Prairie were guests Saturday at the J. J. Guyette home. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biery of Ronan were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Andy Wiggins. Mrs. Max Garbe spent Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Butt. Mrs. Dora Carlyle and Misses Win- ona William and Ida Hendrickson were Sunday dinner guests at the Dick Car- lyle home. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alton and Larry spent the week -end in Kalispell. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lewin, Rev- erend Bundschuh and Mrs. Bill Die- trich were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schliep. Nona Rowan, daughter of Ronald Rowan, left for her home in Hollywood. Leah Rowan spent the week -end vis- iting her mother in Helena. Mrs. H. Burnside was a business vis- itor in Missoula Thursday. C. H. Gorden called at the Burnside home Sunday evening. Robert Mutchler spent the week -end with Vern McAllister. Mrs. C. E. Mutchler entertained the Pablo Home Maker's club at her home Thursday. Sixteen members and one visitor were present. The women will entertain their families at a turkey dinner Saturday evening, November 27. The University of British Columbia rugby team, champions of the province, has been invited to participate in the rugby tournament of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Two huge concrete arid steel airplane hangers, costing $800,000, have been completed on Treasure Island, site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Ex- position. Screen Camel Takes Time Out to Be Mama When a camel gives birth, it is rare that anyone, except possibly the camel, I pays much attention to the event. But dromedary,Camille, a Hollywood be- came a mother under circumstances singular enough to warrant mention in the public prints. It was while cameras were grinding on a location scene of Frank Capra's new Columbia production, \Lost Hort- zon,\ coming Saturday night at 11:15 I o'clock and Sunday and Monday for A popular priced run at the Lake theatre I that Stork No. 488963, of the Animal Division, swooped down on Camille and presented her with a bouncing baby of ; some twenty pounds. Few camels indeed have been priv- ileged to become mothers at the ex- pense of Columbia Pictures. But Frank I Capra called a halt to prochiction activ- ities for two hours while ails most Im- portant event took place in Camille's life. Camelia—which was the name quiCk- ly given to the newborn camel by the assemblage of movie folk that included Ronald Colman, Isabel Jewell, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard and Thomas Mitchell—made her bow to the world at Lucerne Dry Lake, on the Mo- jave Desert. Mama Camille was one of a dozen camels being used in \Lost Horizon.\ Frank Yrigoyen, owner of the camels, said that he didn't think Camille's new responsibility as a moth- er would cause her to give up her film career. A TIMELY GIFT AT CHRISTMAS Watches Give a gift of beauty and useful- ness. One of our Latest Style Watches will make a superb present—one that is sure to please. EMORY'S ANNUAL BAZAAR Fancy Work and Food Sale SATURDAY, NOV. 27 Pablo Cipb House Chicken Dinner He German -Baptist Ladies Aid Society FRIDAY NOV. 19 TO WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24 Monarch Pumpkin, 2 for 25c NO. 2Ls TINS Monarch Mince Meat, bulk . . .2 lbs. 35c [BUTTER, Swift's Brookfield, lb. 39c Monarch Fruit Cocktail. .2 tins for 33c Monarch Sweet Potatoes 2 for 35c WHOLE PEELED VACUUM PACKED—NO. 2 TINS Orange and Grapefruit Juice, 2 for 29c NO 2 TINS Lime Rickey [Cron berrieslWhite Soda Ginger Ale quart 15G Grapefruit Soda ,Lemon Soda, etc Monarch Corn on Cob Lorgel 80 Bottle 2 tins 35c Monarch Early June Peas No. 2 tins 23c Pitted Dates 2 lbs. 25c Ce l ery Sweet Potatoes 5 lbs. 23c I California Stuffed Olives....quart jar 95c Sweet Pickles, quart jar 33c lg bu. 15c Sunshine Smacks 2 boxes 19c Monarch Cake Flour. . . . large pkg. 25c Cranberry Sauce lb. 25c Oysters, Willa Point, large can 23c Complete Line of Fresh Vegetables GRINDE'S RETURN FROM HUNT. J. H. Cline. Walter vonEuen, John Cline, J. A. Johnson and A. H. Papke returned Tuesday after spending the past ten days at the hunting lodge on Thompson river. The party brought back four white tail buck deer. W. C. Boettcher, L. L. Marsh, W. F. Emory and G. If. Beckwith of St. Ignatius, who were with the group, returned Sunday evening. W. C. Stimson, who left with the party, was forced to re- turn to Poison a few days later when he injured his leg while riding a motor- cycle. FREE Gift Box WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF PARKER PENS New Jewel Case ahown above given with Parker Major and Maxima Vacu- Inaba Set at $12.50 and $15. Other smart Gift Boxes with Junior and Standard Vacumatic Sets at $7.50 and $11. Come in today for dem- onstration of this mar- velous Pen that has DOUBLE and VISIBLE Ink Supply—Scratch- proof Point—new Slender- med Shape—new Self -gov- erned Flow. Other Parker Pens $1.25 to $3.50 Pro Desk Sett $1.95 to $80 Hubbard's Pharmacy L Mail and phone orders filled same clay received Included among others who have re- turned from hunting were Mr. and Mrs. William Keller and Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Critchlield who got back Tuesday from the Swan lake country with three deer. Invisible \black light\ acting on fluorescent paint will impart new wealth of color to architectural feetures of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. ' 11 This Thanksgiving and next! If you are the proud possessor of a growing bank account that spurs you on to bigger things—be glad: ybu have just cause for thanksgiving! If you cannot count this among your bles- sings, now is an opportune time to begin an account in this Institution. Add to it, not spasmodically with large sums necessarily, but systematically with regular even though small deposits— And next Thanksgiving you'll rejoice that you startd when you did, and be thankful for the benefits which will inevitably have followed your action. Security State Bank Member Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation POLSON, MONTANA 41 11,11111P'S MUSIC AT THE RANCH (COCKTAIL BAR AND LOUNGE) Poison Saturday NOV. 20th SHOE STORE •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••1103 Admission: Men, 40c; Ladies, 35c