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I have received some information con- sales tax and its con- ,With edncation. a ~lenntal report of the it appears that fund of 1944-46 con- large items---the sales seven million dol- the liquor tax of about a half million dollars. general tax-- which all Qwners ~pay--reached al>- one and a half mil- ls to illustrate that l~ercent sales tax is really ltean. The total of the fund for that period ,was Over fourteen million dol- there was a 'balance on ~ nearly six millions in end of the re- seems, to an amateur like Our legislature cln, if it appropriate more funds from the general should be done ONLY in real need and the be specific in all de- "rich" schools could It should also guard slay remodeling of dis- ~Vlng the intent to benefit i tion fund, but on a per teacher basis. Districts ' participating [must levy the maximum taxes, i b~t no other specific requirement Its made. $1,600,000 was set aside for this fund for 1947-49. The equalization fund for the 1944- 46 period amounted to only $794,- 000, a/bout half of the newer fund. Because it is inadequate, and probably too involved, it doesn't equalize much of anything. It does seem to me that the taxes we are now paying are en- tirely sufficient to operate our schools properly with a little re- adjustment. The equalization form,ula, with a few changes, sounds reasonable enough. This should eliminate the "rich" dis- tricts from receiving any of the fund, leaving more for' the needy districts. The amounts ~er teach- ing unit should ,be changed by the legislature from time to time to keep pace with 'wages and l~ax- es. The higher the cost of things we buy, /he more sales tax rblls in --and the more wages we have to pay our teachers. The General Aid to Schools is entirely too gen- eral, allowing the rich districts to participate if they levy the limit. This way they can lay fund by means of away a tidy sum for many rainy changes. I days--which is fine up to a cer- talization fund, which is ltain point. But the needy dis- fr~ the. sales tax, re-,[tricts should be :cared for first![ .+ the d,str,cts part,c, j.iscriminating? more so th n, ot levy the limit in lo-I . ] to +be eligi'ble, Rural [old age penmons. enough to make N~w to change the subject I Per teazhing unit; ~chools, $2,000; and $2,400. At our pres- to teachers this is slightly. How many of you read the column "Looking Ahead/' by George S. Benson, in ~he Times? Since he is the president of a college it ~vould appear that he is ,what is called well ed,ucated. For a learned man he has good, common down-to-earth sense. Read what he says. Now is our tithe to select can- didates for commissioner, legis- lature and con,gress. Are we going to choose those who will give us the best chance to live as free people? Or those who will "pro- tect" us with ever-increasing gov- ernment control? ~Ve, the pep- lale, are to blame for our tentacled i government. All of us most vote --not for selfish and ,personal gains, but ~r the ;best interests of the country as a whole. Please do not neglect this duty. Choose your candidate to the ,best of your ability. The date is next Tuesday, August 17. Primary :elections are important. Ilone F. Williamson X. ROBERTSON PLEDGES BILL SUPPORT TO COVER STATE COUNTY, CITY EMPLOYEES UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY \Vashin~'ton--U S. Set~ator E. V. Rober tson ( R-Wyo ) today pledged his "unqualified support" of a bill to blanket state, county and city employes under the soc- ial security act and declared he would assist "in every way pos- sible" in getting the measure thru t'be U. S. Senate when it is brot up. The ;bill, H. R. 6777, was intro- duced into the U. S. house of rep- resentatives June 2 and was pass- ed. It has not yet been ,brought out in the senate. From the inception of social security overa~ge of the nation's millions, state, city and @ounty employes have +been excluded from its ~rovisions. "This legislation is long over- due," Senator Robertson asserted "and is rank discrimination a- gainst this type of e~nploye. \Vhen it comes up in the senate I shall give it my unqualified support." He continued, "I feel that this TRE ~UNDANCE ~M~S Bundance, Wyo., August 19, 1,948 measure will correct a serious dis- crepancy in our social security laws as they exist today." g. In losing 897 aircraft in com- bat during World War If, the U. S. 'Navy was making a record of losing only one plane to every ]8 lost hy its Japanese enemy, according to a recent study. Before You Buy Screens A Combination All Metal Screen and Storm Window "With Rusc 's You Never Change, Just .Arrange" For Free Estimates and Demonstration see Sundance, Wyoming A product of F. C. Russell Company.. World's Largest Manufacturer of Storm Windows W Aid to Schools PaSsed in 1947 for a atop-ga~p period, osten- it the equaliza- ft. I 0CTOR Fitted Ward Store $ Deadwood GORDON ]3ETTS Osteopath Fitted Post Offieo South Dakota e H. Rich UTOR So. Tel. 354W OUrche, S. D. RADIO Remiz S RVICR .01 .~ Sundamee [] [] AND ADDIN( alzs m s PPLy co. Phone 182 [] City, 8. D. "E. V." is FORTHRIGHT, HONEST and He+is not a professional politician. Wyoming must re-elect him. l llllJ II l l II q