PAGE Tfetf THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Patnpa, Te*as SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1936. )IIDKAL GOD'S PROMISE FOR THE AGED: Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.—Job. 11:17. PUZZLED? Write to Daily NEWS information service in Washington, D. C. A COLUMN Of Facts you have often wished to sec iri print. Head it daily! These Tax Problems Problems are relative, but feelings are much the same at all stations in life. A board of a corporation struggling with deficits and mounting- (axes, trying to keep a concern going FO that its employes may have their jobs, deserves understanding. A jo/bless man, with a family looking to him for support* or a, low-salaried man faced with emergencies which try His soul, has a problem which is to him his dizzy universe. Those who make the laws must remember that the misery of a thousand men harassed by financial diffi- cu^ies is no less worthy of attention than the problems of those whose policies determine the jobs of a thousand men. Actually, the interests of all citizens are so much alike that there should be no quarrel over principles. High property taxes hit the landlord, but they also hit the. renter whose landlord collects from him to pay the takes. Much of modern taxation is hidden. A typical American family, living in a city and having an income of $2,500 a year for the support c.f four persons, pays about $183 a year in hidden taxes. This amounts to $3.50 a week and means that the one or more wage earners in the family must work about a month of each year to make money to pay out in taxes. It is to be noted that a family with a $2,500 a year income would tye liable for an income tax. Should .such a family own an autonidbilc—and a great many families of such income status'do own automobiles—the lax cost would be higher. It would amount to about $4.20 a week. Not all families have the same standards of living. Some families would regard as necessities what others would think luxuries, and so some difference in the incidence of taxation could be found. However, it is possible to take a hypothetical average. ..There seems to be available no precise data on the number of families in the $2,500 a year or less class up- eratirig, automobiles, but it is obvious that there are a gireat many such families. There are about 20,000,000 cars operated in the United States. Federal statistics of income show that there are nothing like 20,000,000 families with incomes of more than $2,500, so it is obvious th^t, millions of cars are operated by persons in the income class of $2,500 or less. Assume, then, that a family either has saved enough money or has arranged financing to enable it to purchase an automobile. Taking 7,000 miles as an arbitrary figure representing the distance the car would be operated the first year, it appears that the tax cost would be $53. Primarily, there is the federal excise tax on the car which the.purchaser seldom realizes he is paying. It is hidden in the over-all price of the car. Tires and other equipment, license fees and, above all, the gasoline tax add to the total. There is wide variation among the States as to the amount of gasoline taxes. There is the basic federal tax, then states impose taxes and, in some parts of the counti'y, counties and even municipalities add their own levies. They accumulate and, in some jurisdictions, the accumulated taxes may amount to more than the price of the gasoline. ..When a man buys a package of cigarets he is subconsciously aware of the little blue stamp which seals il (but it is doubtful whether he often thinks of the tax he if paying to the federal government. If one .15-cent package of cigarettes a day is purchased, the tax paid to Uncle Sam amounts to $22 in a year. In addition to this federa tax, a number of states have their own cigarette taxes. It is customary to hide the tax so that the purchasei of a taxed article does not know, unless he happens to be something of an expert, how much he is paying for merchandise and how much he is contributing to the public revenues. There is a tax on playing cards, for example While it has become a frequent practice for tobaccoists to give matches away with purchases, some one has to pay the tax on those matches. On milady's rouge and powdei and other toilet preparations there falls a federal tax anc a tax is hidden in the price of jewelry. Radio sets, refrig eyators, sporting goods, cameras, candy, soft drinks and of course, alcoholic beverages, all pay taxes. Even though these taxes are largely hidden, there are other taxes more deeply buried and more difficult tc identify. Every business must bear a great many taxes excise taxes, and, if the many state and local imports are taken into consideration, literally scores of others. Out estimate shows that manufacturers in certain lines, if op eratin'g in all the states, would be subject to over 100 sep arate taxes. These taxes are largely passed on to the ulti mate consumer, hidden in the price of what is manufac tured and sold. The manufacturers have skilled account ants who tuck away the taxes in cost of production fig ures and base selling prices on the aggregate. The jobbet and wholesaler do the same thing and finally the retailer By the time the consumer pays for an article, he is payinj, a molecule made up of many atoms, each representing & different tax. A reader can jet Hie answer to any qtirsttoQ of fact by writing: The Pampa Daily NEWS' Information Bureau, Frederic 3. Ilnskin. director, Washington, D. C. Please enclose three (3) rents for reply. Q. What city has a bear as its emblem? M. P. A. Born. Switzerland, has (he bear as its emblem. The name. Bern is a coiruption of the German word for bears, a number of the animals having been slain on the site when Bern was founded. Q. How many -children has Sergeant Alvin C. York? E.*R. A. The war hero lias five children. Alvin Junior, George Edward Buxton, Woodrow Wilson. Andrew Jackson, and Betsy Ross. Q. Why is the Duke of Norfolk known as the premier duke of England? R. P. A. The Dukedom of Norfolk is the oldest nnd thus the highest ranking all British peerages. Q. What was the highest price aid for a seat on the New York ock exchange in 1930, and 1934? . M. A. In 1930, the highest was $480,00, and in 1.934 it was $190,000. Q. Why was the capital of Virnia removed from Williiiinsljurg o Richmond? G. L. K. A. The act of the assembly pro- iding for the change gives Ihe enson for the removal as the unsafe nd exposed situation oi' WilHtuns- tirg and its inconvenience as a lace of meeting for courts or legi.'i- ators and the central poslkm of Richmond. Q. Did Edwin Ginn, the publisher, lake a large contribution to the cace movement before his death? E. H. A. In 1900 Mr. Ginn set aside one illlion dollars for the endowment of world peace foundation and, in 9l3, he established an international chool of peace. He died in 1914. Q. Arc many children assisted by 'ravclers Aid? E. R. A. Travelers Aid workers through- iiit the country last year assisted ,139 children under 10 years of raveling alone. In addition, 40,991 norc children were in families which ecelvcd assistance. Q. Do bats carry bedbugs? D. A A. Bats are sometimes attacker by insects which 'resemble bedbugs BARBS The mother of that Los .Angeles baby who has beei smoking- for a year must, be mighty proud. Imagine having a child who can blow cute rings for the company. , In the old West, people used- to want to die in lliei tyoots. But then, of course, it was something to work for now, it's just a matter of crossing the street. The millions Haile Selassie took with him, after ubcli cation, were just a little something he had put aside ii 'case the rainy clay didn't show up in time. ( New York state conservation department reports tha squirrels are attacking homes all over Buffalo. We were not aware that it was a Black Legion center. 1 The 9ther senator from Idaho isn't in such tough luc] when you consider the plight of all those other cohgres: men from Zioncheck's state. Historian reveals that a son of Eric the Red was on of the first men to reach this continent, but there seem to be little that llepresentative Hamilton Fish can d a'bout it now. ; 'Our, impression that Dr. T.ownsend's OARP was o everybody's lips these days was strengthened when w heard it mentioned by several persons leaning over a boa BJOOTS AND HER BUDDIES hut they air not the snmc. They! do not ntlnck human beings and do not have I he same habits. Q. What is the width of the River Nile nt Cairo, Egypt? J. B. K. A. The Nile is about one mile wide opposite the city of Cairo, which stnnrts on the eastern bank 12 miles south of the apex of the delta. In full length, the depth of the water in both the Bosclta and Dnmletta branches of the Nile is 23 feet. Q. How large is Hyde Park, Lon- 1'on? H. G. A. Hyde Park, with the adjoining Kensington Gardens, covers 630 icres. Q. Who sang. A Pretty Girl is L.ike a Melody, in the motion picture, The Great Zicgfeld? D. E. M. A. It was sunq off stage by Allan Jones. The young man who ap- >pared as the singer was a model who wns chosen for his good looks. Q. Please give a biography of Dorothea Brando, author of the )cst seller. Wake Up and Live! E.R. A. Mrs. Brando was born in Chicago, 111. She is the daughter of Frederic Shopard and Alice Prcscolt Thompson. Educated at Mrs. Star- •ett'K School for Girls and the University of Chicago, she also attended Lewis Institute ami lh« University :jf Michigan. She has been on the I'dilnrinl staff of The Bookman, American Review, Promotion and Circulation, and the American Mercury. Among her books arc Becoming a Writer and Most Beautiful Lady. Q. What Is the order of B'nai B'rilli? J. R. A. The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith or Sons of the Covenant is a Jewish fraternal organization, founded in New York city in 1843 by a group of German Jews headed by Henry Jones. It lias for its object the development of morality and of the principles of charity, benevolence, and brotherly love among its members. The subordinate bodies arc called lodges; the governing bodies, grand lodges. Q. What is the nationality of John Charles Thomas, the opera singer? P. J, A. He is an Ainorican. He was born in Meyersdalc. Pa. Q. What were Ihc national colot'f of Ethiopia? D. S. A. The national colors were green •cllow, and red, the flag having three horizontal stripes with the colors in the order named, Q. Who started the elective sys- em in American colleges? R. B. H. A. Among the most notable educational reforms of Charles William 31iot was the development of this system which enables students to select subjects which will give specific training for various professions. Q. Which was the first , of the American industries to develop modern large scale organizations? I. T. A .The steej industry. Learn to Swim This Summer Timidity and fear keep many people from learning to swim, yet it i: not at all difficult if you go about it in the right way. Swimming is not only one of the most healthful sports, but it is a valuable accomplishment in protecting one's own life and in assisting others. The Pampa Daily NEWS offers a practical, helpful handbook compiled by our Washington Information Bureau, in cooperation with the American Red Cross. It includes complete instruction. 1 on life saving and artificial respiration, as well as interesting data on swimming records. In ordering your copy, enclose !0 cents to cover cost, handling, anil postage. THE PAMPA DAILY MEWS Published evenings except Saturday and Sunday morning by Pavripa D'aily NEWS. 322 West Poster, Pnmpa, Texas JAMES E. LYONS, Gen. Mgr.; PHILIP R. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HINKLE, Managing Editor MEMBERS OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Full Leased Wire. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited dn this newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also arc reserved. / Entered as second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postoffice at Pampa, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. 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