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CRSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1942 (0ne Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
New Income Tax Schedule Will Include
jlany People Heretofore Exempt of Tax
Yanks Meet New Guinea Belles
QUISLING TO MEDITATE
New York. Hitler has his little
eagle's nest at Berchtesgaden. And
now his chief puppet in Occupied
Norway, Vidkun Quisling, is build
ing himself a mountain retreat
Hear Trondheim. Reports received
by the office of war information
from Sweden say Quisling will use
his retreat for "meditation,"
.irA man XI 7 1 t"Vl
,-nu are i o'
Brazil Honors Knox
" i.,uwn. and have a net in.
- S .-V--- SfcMw j .
r snn (after a 10 per
? deduction for taxes, interest
fte mortgage, and contributions
u.-;cipt your federal income
ft " Ii5
v L will be 199 as com
with $12 last Tear This
&n gives an idea of how
.l. law has increased
here do not in
Victory tax that
reading about in
dude the new
newspapers. That levy does
Z e0 into effect until January,
,s.o an(j you will not be con-
' ed with it in the return you
Z,b to make to the government
rnr other income levels the tax
. f i iiL
, he Daid by a marnea man wim
Kr. . Ml 1 i.
two children wui ue bb iujiuwo;
Here are other specimen cases
ith net income still meaning
ime after a 10 per cent deduc-
for taxes, interest, ana con-
klvi - - -
w, . ,,. t
Unmarried, no dependents: nei
m9 tax. $319.
Man, wife, one cnua: net in-
tome, ?Z,viiu; . ma
Man. wife, one child: net income,
$3,240; 1941 tax, $121; 1942 tax,
Man. wfe. three cnuaren: net
income, $4,000; 1941 tax, $114;
1942 tax. $309.
The increase in taxes is brought
bout both by a raising of the
rates and a lowering of personal
exemptions. The normal tax goes
op from 4 to 6 per cent; the sur
tax rate rises from 6 per cent last
year to 13 per cent this year on
net taxable income below $2,000;
it rises from 9 to 16 per cent on
net taxable income from 2,000 to
$4,000 and from 13 to 20 per cent
on net taxable income from $4,000
Personal exemptions are lowered :
from $15000 to $1200 for married
persons, from $750 to $500 for
single person, and from $400 each
to $350 each for dependents.
The Victory Tax
The so-called Victory tax, which
foes into effect January 1, 1943,
and is in addition to regular in
come taxes, is a levy of 5 per cent
on all incomes above $624, without
the benefit of any personal exemp
tions. For example, a man whoso
salary is $4,000 will pay as a Vic
tory tax 5 per cent of $3,376 or
Certain refunds are allowed on 1
: O .
When Secretary of the Navy Frank
Knox visited our good neighbor
Brazil on hia recent tour of South
American Republic, he was hon-
Getulio Vargaa of Brazil (left) Is
howti presenting to Knox the
Croaa of the Order of the "South
the Victory tax. Such a refund is
called a postwar credit and is to
be paid to the taxpayer as soon
as practicable after the cessation
of hostilities. But there are three
kinds of expenditure which the
taxpayer may count as a credit
against part of his Victory tax:
m premiums on life insurance
in force January 1, 1942; (2) pay
ment on debts incurred before
January 1,-1942; (3) purchase of
war bonds. The credit for any
one of these expenditures, or for a
combination of all three, will be
allowed up to the amount of the
postwar credit. That means that
the taxpayer may get the benefit
of his postwar credit immediately
and not have to wait for it until
after the war.
If you are single the postwar
credit will be 25 per cent of the
Victory tax; if you are the head
of a family the credit will be 40
per cent. So, for example, the
credit on a single man's Victory
tax of $300 will be $75, and on a
married man's Victory tax will be
$120. For every dependent a post
war credit of an additional 2 per
cent is allowed.
Gladewater, Texas, Another
sign of the times:
"Don't buy whiskey; buy war
bonds. '. :
"But if you have to buy whiskey,
buy it from us so we can buy
Belli -Hudson Is
ONLY THE BEST
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W. Koury Company, Inc.
Greensboro, N. C.
The Christmas Gift Store
OORPORAL McNEW laid his
whiskers on the window "sill.
It wasn't, he thought, military duty
to play the role of Santa Claus at
the garrison Christmas party, He
eouido t, however, disobey his com
manding officer. Nor did he want
to after hearing about that vacancy
for a corpora) at the recruiting of
fice in Kansas City. McNew had
been born there, Marianne lived
there now and only yesterday he'd
heard that Marianne had been seen
with a fireman.
The colonel, though, had made his
role more difficult "Er " he'd
drummed on the table with hit fin
gers, "I want you especially to
convince my son. Make him be
lieve that Santa Claus is really
magic. My son is er fascinated
by anything in the electrical line.
He's been er-quite disturbing. I've
told him that Santa only gives pres
ents to good boys. If you can en
courage his belief, it'd help the regi
ment and me."
He'd have to be a perfect Santa
Claus, McNew thought Sonny waa
"Hello." Peeping in the window
he saw the object of his worries.
Seated on porch of their but in a New Guinea village, these native
belles are giving the newly arrived U. S. soldiers the once-over. One of
the doughboys is offering an American-made cigarette to one of the
native girls. These troops may have joined the Australian ground
troops in their advance on Buna, Japanese base in New Guinea,
Tiny lights gleamed about hia
accompanied by the regimental
mascot Henry, the goat McNew
slipped into a closet. Too late, he
remembered his whiskers. Th
goat, as the regiment had learned,
had an appetite. McNew's fears
were confirmed when he emerged
from the closet. The whiskers were
gone, and he heard Sonny giggling,
"I bet Santa Claus ain't magic
enough to grow more whiskers. , I
bet he ain't magic at all. Dad
doesn't know everything. Say,
Henry, I wonder if Santa Claus can
see in the dark. I know how to turn .
off the switch"
McNew sighed. Soldiers were sup- 1
posed to be ingenious. McNew re
membered some cotton fields nearby.
The band played a traditional
Christmas carol. Corporal McNew
stood beisde a gaily decorated tree'
and began to distribute gifts to the
children of the regiment He called
out Sonny's name. Then the lights
He took a step backwards as tiny
lights gleamed about bis Whiskers.
Fireflies must have made their
homes on the abandoned cotton he
had plucked. McNew stepped on a
package, stumbled and grabbed the
tree for support He caught a
branch. Out of the darkness. He
heard Sonny's voice: "Yes, Santa,
here I am."
"Here" McNew tried to hand
the boy the package containing the
electric train. A firefly rested on his
whiskers. "Here, Santa Claus car
ries his own lights, you know."
"Is it magic?" asked Sonny. "And
you grew more whiskers "
McNew stumbled again, reached
for support. The branch cracked
and broke. Falling, he caught Son
ny's hand. "Here!"
The lights went on. Sonny fled
down the Steps and McNew saw that
the colonel was comforting a weep
ing boy. A corporal who'd given the
colonel's son a switch for a Christ
mas gift would never be recom
mended for a recruiting job In his
The annual event at last over,
McNew painfully removed the cot
ton from his chin. His suffering
was In vain.
The colonel wanted to see him.
McNew hurried. His chin was sore
and red, but be managed salute, j
"Yes. sir." .
"Did you ever act the part of
Santa Claus before?"
"No, sir." McNew suppressed a
sigh. . I
"Urn maybe that explains the
fireflies and the switch." There was
a curious note in the colonel's voice.
McNew struggled to explain, but he
colonel Interrupted: "I hear yon
want that recruiting job in Kansas
City. Under the circumstances, I've
decided to recommend you. Sonny
wants to visit his grandmother there
and you can take care of him oa
the Journey. His grandmother thinks
that Sonny is a good boy. I expect
you to er continue to be resource
"Yes, sir." But McNew sighed.
He wondered if snow could be used
to advantage by a resourceful sok
dier in charge of an equally in
Ten 'Rules' End
Action On Divorce
Chicago. One month ago Judge
Joseph Sabath sentenced the tif
fing Adolph Thorkildsens to SO
days 30 days in which to try out
their self-imposed set of Ten Com
mandments to attempt a reconciliation.
The sentence worked and today
Adolph, 51, and his wife, Hildur,
51, said that "love has rebloomed
in our hearts."
Their divorce suit has been dis
missed, the commandments having
saved their marriage of 29 years.
The Thorkildsens give all the
credit to the wife's attorney, Harry
X. Cole, who outlined the com
mandments based on the com
plaints in Mrs. Thorkildsen's di
They both advocated that all
married couples, whether unhap
pily married or not, follow these
(1) The husband must take his
wife dining and dancing every
(2) He must take her to a movie
every Sunday night.
(3) She may bet on the races
up to a $2 limit.
(4) The couple should separate
Red Cross Budget
Rires To 36 Million
Richmond, Va. Chairman Guy
Emerson of the American Red
Cross war fund, says the annual
budget of the Red Cross has in
creased from $800,000 to $36,000,
000 since Pearl Harbor.
Emerson says one of the biggest
problems of the Red Cross service
is keeping up with the constantly
expanding armed forces.
He spoke at a meeting of the
Richmond Red Cross executive
one night a week and spend the
evening with friends of the same
(5) He must come homo to din
ner in a good humor.
(6) He must buy her a complete
outfit each season.
. (7) He must not go out with
(8) He must not exchange pres
ents with other women.
(8) He must not strike his wife.
10) He may drink, but not too
much, on Saturday nights only,
Eton is the most expensive of
the English schools. Its fee is
$1,150 a year.
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The Christmas Gift Store
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FROM SHEETING TO VELVET
CURTAIN SCRIM TO CANVAS
REMNANTS TO BOLT LENGTHS
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New York City
The Christmas Gift Store
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