McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 37, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 4, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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As Promulgated by President Wilson—Draft
Will Be by Numbers and Will Prob-
ably Be Made in Washington.
Washington, July 2.—Prepa-.50 men from each regiment in
ration for moblization of the addition to those now at the of-
first contingent of 625,000! ficers’ training camps will be
troops of the new National Ar-1 given commissions for the per-
my advanced another step today iod of the war.
when President Wilson promul- A trained and experienced
gated regulations governing ex- regular officer will command
emptions from military sen-ice. each regiment of the National
Local and appeal exemption Army. To aid him he will have
boards have been appointed and several other regular officers ex-
issuance of the regulations will perienced in particular lines
permit them to organize immed- such as "his adjutant, at least one
iatelv. major, his ordinance and quar-
In the order in which they termaster officers and some oth-
must come there are three steps ers. The remainder of th offi-
in organization of the National cers will come from the reserve
An../ prescribed by Congress: lists, the training camps or the
Reg^’ation, selection and exemp- ranks of the regular sen-ice.
tion. The first has been carried
through. The regulations is
Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Wednesday, July 4, 1917
sued today cover exemption, but
information concerning selection
is lacking and officials are
guarding closely the method by
which it will be applied.
To Draft by Numbers.
There is one hint, however, as
to how the men will be selected.
Local boards are directed, after
organizing, to take over from
the registration precincts the
cards and lists of men register-
ed June 5, and to provide a serial
number for each registration
card. This supports the belief
that selection will be by number.
It has been reported that
drawings will be made in Wash-
ington. September 1 has been
the tentative date. for railing
the first contingent. Progressot
the 16 divisional cantonments
will govern that, however.
Exemption will not take much
time. Regulations provide that
decision in any case shall not be
delayed more than three days
by local boards. The whole pro-
cess probably can be carried
through in less than 30 days.
The president has the right to
designate industries necessary
for the public good, but whether
retention of any individual in
these industries is necessary is
left to the boards.
Many Officers Needed^
The War Department is pro-
gressing with the difficult task
of finding officers for the force.
Part of these will come from the
16 officers’ training camps. The
first 10,000 of the 40,000 men at
the camps will be selected for
commissions in the first incre-
ment of the new army. That is
less than half the number nec-
essary. The War Department
approved today recommenda-
tions of commanders of regular
regiments which will commis-
sion 3,000 or more regular non-
commissioned officers to be
lieutenants or captains in the
first 625,000 of the National Ar-
my. It is believed that more than
Causes for Exemption.
Persons who must be exempt-
ed or discharged by the local
“Officers of the United States
of the states, territories and the
District of Columbia, ministers
of religion, students of divinity,
persons in the military or naval
service of the United States,
subjects of Germany, all -other
aliens who have not taken out
first papers, county or munici-
pal officers, custom house clerks
workmen in fedral armories, ar-
senals and navy yards, persons
in the federal service designed
by the president for exemption,
pilots, merchant marine sailors,
those with a status with re-
spect to dependent wife or child,
son of a dependent widow, son of
dependent, aged or infirm par-
ent or brother of dependent or-
phan child under 16 years of
age; those found morally defi-
cient and any member of any
well-recognized religious sect
existing May 18, 1917, whose
creed forbids participation in
war and whose religion convict-
ions accord with the creed.”
How Exemptions Claimed.
Claims for exemption because
of dependents may be made by
the man himself, his wife or oth-
er dependents or by a third per-
son who has investigated the
case. A claim made by the hus-
band must be accompanied by
supporting affidavits signed by
the wife and by the head of a
family residing in the same ter-
ritory. A claim by the wife or
a third person must be accom-
panied by two supporting affi-
davits signed by heads of fam-
ilies. Similar rules govern
claims on the grounds of other
dependents, when the depend-
ents or third parties being au-
thorized to file claims with sup-
porting affidavits. In each case
the board must be satisfied be-
fore it grants exemption or dis-
charge that the dependent or de-
pendents actually are supported
mainly by the fruits of the
man’s mental or physical labor.
Local boards are required,
subject to appeal, to pass upon
claims for exemption or dis-
charge within three days after
the filing of affidavits. District
boards must decide appeal cases
within five days after the clos-
ing of proofs and their decisions
are final. If the ruling of a local
board is affirmed the person in
auestion stands finally accepted
for military service.
No Permanent Exemptions
In passing on claims for ex-
emption on the ground of em-
under the revised bill would
bear $730,000,000 in taxes
graduated from 12 to 40 per
cent, according to the proportion
of excess. This is an increase of
$505,000,000 over such taxes un-
der the present law of which re-
peal is proposed and $300,000,-
000 more than was proposed by
the House bill.
From income taxs $532,700,-
000 would be raised, $66,000,000
less than the House provided—
the decrease being made entire-
ly upon incomes af $40,000 an-
nually and above—with the com-
ciujiuuii uu me gruunu oi em- «*iu auuve—wun me com-
ployment in necessary industrial mittee approving the House plan
and agricultural occupations the I f?r lowering income tax exemp-
hnnrrlu tinna fra SI AAA fni* oin»lA
district boards must be convinc-
ed that the enterprise affording
such employment is necessary to
the maintenance of the military
establishment or national inter-
est during the emergency.
Later the persident may from
time to time designate certain
industries or classes of indus-
tries that are necessary and the
district boards will be so notified
It will be the duty of each
board, however, to ascertain the
tions to $1,000 for single per-
sons, $2,000 for married persons,
additional normal taxes of two
per cent upon incomes up to 33
per cent upon larger incomes.
Import Tax Eliminated.
The committee also changed
the plan for collecting income
taxes from that of “collection at
the source” to “information at
the source” to accomplish direct
The committee eliminated the
/ have bought the C. L Sawyer
insurance books, and will handle
all hinds of insurance with office
room at Judge Spauldings’ desk.
I will be glad to renew all expirations now on
the books, and will appreciate any new business.
All insurance intrusted to my hands will have
my best efforts.
MACK R. PHILLIPS
available labor supply for such House 10 per cent general tariff
industries outside the men call- tax upon practicallv all Imports
ed tor military service and to estimated to raise‘$200,000,000.
take the result into considers- It substituted consumption taxes
tion in determining such things.1 totaling $86,000,000, and bear-
Certificates of exemption will :-------— *■’
not necessarily be permanent.
They may be revoked with chan-
ging conditions or may be grant-
ed only for prescribed periods.
ing more dirctly upon consum
ers, of (a half-cent a pound on
sugar, two cents on coffee, five
cents on tea and three cents on
cocoa and substitutes.
One of oar cheese, tongue or ham sandwiches.
A smoker from the boat line of cigars in town.
One of oar cold drinks iaoored and sweetened with pare fruit
Oar ice cream, grape joke, bananas, oranges, lemons and
limes. The choicest in town.
Phone ns year wants and-we will make delivery promptly.
Campbell Confectionery Company
WAR TAX BILL AT
LAST IS COMPLETE
JIM NOUN IN
Was Convicted Last Fall for Bank Robbery]
bat Appealed to Supreme Court—
Case Was Affirmed.
Provides for $1,652,170,000
Revenue, but No New Bond
All Spanish war stamp taxes
would be practically reimposed
under the bill, the committee
adding a new tax of one cent
each on bank checks over $5
From stamp taxes, $33,000,000
revenue was proposed under the
House bill and $30,000,000 un-
! der the committee revision.
Many Articles Taxed.
Other changes in the revised
states will be partly affected by
the legislation, hailed by tem-
perance advocates as the great-
est single step to abolish the liq-
uor traffic yet taken in the na-
The law bars from prohibition
areas all mail matter containing
advertisements or solicitations
for orders for intoxicants, a pro-
vision designed to aid in the en-
forcement of the anti-shipping
laws by supporting the activi-
ties of mail order houses in dry
Justice and postoffice officials
have perfected plans for its en-
“The states wholly under thfe
operation of the law are: Ala-
bama, Arkansas, Colorado, Geor-
gia, Idaho, Iowa, Maine .Mississ-
ippi, Nebraska, North Carolina,
N. Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Ver-
mont, Virginia, Washington,
Arizona and West Virginia.
Jim Nolen, convicted at lastl
fall term of District Court ini
Idabel and sentenced for ten I
years in the penitentiary for the I
robbery of the Millerton bank!
is now in jail here, the Supreme I
Court having affirmed the dici-|
sion of the lower court. Jim I
Nolen is a young man and had I
many friends around Millerton I
and Fort Towson, who made a|
good fight in his behalf, but tltel
way of the transgressor is hard,]
Jim will now pay to the stat
of Oklahoma ten years ser
SAVE POTATO CROP.
Every bushel of this years I
potato crop must be saved. Ifni
labor should be spared in an ef-J
fort to dig at the proper ”
and store properly for wint__,
use enough for the needs of the I
family. Preparations should be I
made at once to raise a second
crop if the season proves favor-
able, and seed must be saved for
Washington, June 30.—Revi-
sion of the $1,800,000,000 war
tax bill passed by the House five i
weeks ago was completed today cnanges in tne revised
by th£LSenate Finance Commit-1 bill include a prohibitive tax to
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Keeping Business on a Level
Would it be any satisfaction to you in these
times if you could put some of your money into
the great national fund held by the Federal Re-
serve Banking System which is standing back of
and steadying the business interests of the coun-
You can do it by depositing your money with
us, as we in turn keep part of it on deposit with
our Federal reserve bank, where it will be ready
for you when needed.
In this way, without
cost, you can strengthen
the system and secure for
yourself its protection.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
tee. The measure was practical-
ly rewritten and reduced to $1,-
652,170,000 with no authoriza-
tion of additional bonds. The fi-
nal draft was sent to the printer
stop manufacture of distilled
beverages while taxes on other
intoxicants are practically doub-
led ; elimination of House taxes
of $6,000,000 on inheritances
tonight and will be given formal and $108,000,000 retroactive
committee approval Monday and taxes upon 1916 incomes - repeal
reported to the Senate by Chair- 0f the “drawback” re-export al-
ma/1 Simmons early next week.; lowance given sugar refiners •
Incomes and excess profits repeal of the special 12»/i per
will bear aboi* two-thirds of the cent tax on war munitions ex-
new tax burdens under the revis- tension to parcel post packave*
ed bills—-about $500,000,000 of a tax of one cent foa each
each—with a large share of the 25 cents paid for express taxes
remainder secured from liquors on consumers’ electric light
and tobacco. Many House taxes power and gas bills, insurance’
were eliminated by the commit- jewelry, club dues, tires and
tee and others added. 1 tubes, musical instruments, mo-
Kadical increase of taxes on “
war excess profits of corpora-
tions, partnerships and individ-
uals, decided upon today enabled
the committee to dispense
with the suggestion made of ad-
ditional bond issue of from
$500,000,000 to $1,000,000J)00.
Senator Stone withdrew an
amendment fora $500,000,000
issue. While the bill falls short
by about $600,000,000 of meet-
ing the Treasury estimates of
war expenses next year,the com-
mittee decided that by issuing
$135,000,000 of authorized but
unsold Panama Canal bonds
the expenses can be met until
Congress reconvenes in Decem-
Many Changes Made.
As finally drafted the much
debated publishers tax section
proposes a five per cent tax upon
publishers’ profits over $4,000.
yielding $7,500,000 revenue and
an increase of a quarter-cent a
pound in second class postage
rates, yielding $3,000,000.
Excess profits due to the war
tion picture films and chewing
Levies Are Reduced.
House levies of five percent
upon gross sales of many manu-
facturers were stricken out and
taxes on patent medicines, per-
fumery, cosmetics, Pullman ac-
commodations and soft drinks
In greatly increasing the tax
levy on excess profits the com-
mittee also provided for such
taxation on corporations’ undis-
tributed surplus. That earned
in 1917 will be allowed a general
tax exemption of 20 per cent,
that earned prior thereto will be
taxed when distributed accord-
ing to the revenue rates exist-
ing in the year when earned.
BONE DRY STATES.
Saturday night at 12 o’clock
23 states went bone dry at mid-
night, the effective hour of the
Reid amendment prohibiting the
shipment of liquor into territory
where its manufacture or sale
is prohibited. Eleven other
Wonder Ice Cream
Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets
Oil Cook Stoves
“Wear Ever” Aluminum
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