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Albert Lea Freeborn Patriot (Newspaper) - August 31, 1934, Albert Lea, Minnesota A fairness i 10 i Lall i Freeborn malice to none covering local important events a a in Umphy 5removal of Wilson amp co. Blue Eagle sought Reno Baudler and Ellis speak to Large crowd speaking before thousands of people who attended the joint picnic of the Al association the Farmers Holiday association and me Independent Union of All workers Milo Keno National chairman of the Farmers Holiday association said a we must Brin consumption unto production not production Down to considering the aaa policy of cutting production Keno said a High prices that have been produced by Scarcity is a calamity because some one is going to go a Elf everyone in the u. S. Nad been Given a Square meal a nay we d have a food problem instead of a a Uko one has nerve enough now to say there is the most accurate figures show that we Are i of too too pounds of foodstuffs slim continued on Page 7 Relief workers to be insured St. Paul August 30 establishment of a self insurance plan for the Protection of sek a employees was described today by l. P. Zimmerman Deputy administrator As one of the most progressive Steps taken by the Relief administration since its organization april i. Referring to it As a far reaching in its importance to the Public be declared that is not Only furnishes Protection to the Relief worker but it makes possible initiation of work on Many approved projects temporarily held up because of the inability of local governmental units to assume the Cost of general insurance. A a la ocal governmental units have been financially unable to assume the Cost of insurance Protection for Relief workers on Sera projects a he said Quot and for that reason a Large number of these work projects have been held up. Without Cost to the employee this Protection will be furnished him and he will continued on Page 5 the Lue Eagle from the Wilson amp company packing plants will be sought immediately from the Nira by the Inden Endens Union of All workers president o. J. Fosse announced today recover no Del Nissan at Quot 1 be with Quot a a National aka to revoke the Bue Eagle. Quot a Quot a a a a a my hot we Quot 7 the r w a a a a a Nten Sthal the Wilson company has violated Section 7 a of the Industrial recovery act by refusing to Deal with elected representatives of the Union and that the company violated thl collective bargaining provision because the decision to close the Plant came directly As the result of the action of employ to submit de Quot the company has stated it will receive a citizen so committee from mantis through Union representatives. Faribault which was appointed by the business and professional interests and consider their requests lot reopening the Plant on satisfactory Assurance that conditions Are a rights a Fosse said. It appears Wilson amp company have Laid Down the ultimatum that in Union must withdraw from fan caul t before they will consider conditions the citizens committee has asked the workers to drop the organization and have stated nothing will be done to open the Plant until such action is taken. Quot it cannot be said that the Union is forcing Wilson and company Elnan Iua j a. R j Ustrud lieu governor s. D. Condemns Gross income tax the South Dakota Gross income tax is the most All inclusive unjust and inequitable tax system that was Ever placed on the statute books of any state in the Union. It levies a tax on All Cash transactions or its equivalent in Cash irrespective of whether such a transaction involved a loss or gain. The rates and classifications Are Well known so need not be reproduced Here. Its advocates Prate about widening the tax base i i f in i i 4 i a. A i from Secretary a general report year ending Marci i Uco honorable Public Utility Board City of Rochester Minnesota gentlemen a the major item of interest in a report is that of prof to my part for the past year shows a profit in the 700 Spalti Quot set of $103,856.21 water department u. A and steam department $1,210.60. The Public a i l1a. Ln.ti�?~tc0f the lib. This year contributed $116,841.17 to the sewer Street and Alley and Bridge fund and $41,559.65 to the general fund for the City tax Loo no lwashar8ed to the water department and and $dd,495.57 As Gross income tax were charged to the a department and in spite of these contributions together with Bond am ionization and engineers fees account charge offs there still is in addition to surplus Vrr no eco ight depart my it of $3,126.82. The amounted $50, 521.57 contribution to the Street and Alley and Bridge funds a charged to the water department Ani this together with $8,064.08 to the general fund As Gross income tax results in a charge to surplus of $17,615.48.&Quot a j. Lentfer Secretary but. Fail to say that in so doing they Are following the same principle Only to a greater extent a at under the old property tax system has proved so ruinous to property owners that of taxing losses and thus confiscating property. The argument that this tax will be a replacement so far As to eliminate All property levies for state purposes and one third of the Levy for school purposes on the basis of total receipts of about ten Nulion dollars can safely be term eel a pipe dream and nothing else. Hut suppose some Miracle should happen and we Are Able to collect an additional ten million in taxes this year. According to the tabulations made by or. Corey the director of taxation the Farmers and wage earners the two classes that can not pass the tax on would pay nearly 2% million of this direct tax. Who will pay the other 7 million dollars. The Consumers of course. Now it so happens that about 75% of the Consumers in this state Are either banners or wage earners and thus about 75% of the 1% million dollars would be added to their direct tax of about 2% million dollars in the form of indirect taxes or. A total of about 8 million dollars in taxes on these two classes who to close the produce Plant because the employees have accepted Tho proposal of the company that they return to work wid out a Promise of increase in declaring that employees of the Wilson poultry nouse of Faribault Nave been taken for a ride by the Independent Union of All workers Thomas h. Quinn Rice county attorney announced tuesday the company will have full Access to the Plant and special police and deputies will be provide to protect a a Scab workers. A cordon of deputies has been detailed at the Plant to enforce the dictates of the business group. Can not pass the tax on to the Consumers. The Only class of taxpayers that will be benefited in the least will be the outside owners of real property who do not live in tile state and thus escape the added tax in the form of increased prices on food stuffs and other necessities of life. We venture the prediction that not More than 2 million dollars will be the Revenue produced and under a graduated net income tax which would be paid by those who have continued on Page 5

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