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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. : 51- NO. 51.
fl Briand To
Attend U. S.
France First Nation to An
nounce Representative to
Disarmament Conclave to
Open Armistice Day.
Appropriation Is Asked
By The AnoclatM Trm.
Washington, Aug; 15. The hope
of American officials that . the dis
armament conference will be a diplo
matic conclave of the firSt order was
strengthened today when France in
formed the state department that she
would send, her ' premier,. Aristidc
Briand, at the" head of her delega
tion of diplomatists."
The decision is expected to be
followed by similar moves on the
part of the other 'flowers, investing
the gathering with extraordinary
significance and. giving it much of
the plenary authority that was pos
sessed by the council of "heads of
slates" at Versailles.
The French information came in
the form of a : message from M.
Briand, transmitted through the
"-.American embassy at Paris, saying
merely that the premier would take
pleasure in personally, representing
his country at the conference. It
was the first .formal acceptance to
be received from any of the invited
' 'r Appropriation Asked.
; Meantime, the administration's
preparation of its own part in the
conference was advanced by "a re
quest sent to congress for an ap
propriation of $200,000 as an initial
budget to pay expenses of the Amer
ican representatives and of a secretariat-general.
. The estimate, worked
out by the state department and
the budget bureau, was taken under
committee consideration immediately
in the senate and probably, will re
ceive favorable action in: the "near
' The sum fixed in the request and
the data accompanying it apparently
. disposed of any expectation that this
government would pay expenses of
any of :the visiting delegations, for
congress was informed specifically
tnat the money was to be used for
the American delegation and for the
May Ask More Later.
It was indicated that a later ap
propriation would be asked should
the printing. bill, exeeed present
1 expectations of ' should the confer
ence last more than two months.'- '
, In making the request, President
tiiarding merely transmitted with his
approval, a letter written by Under
secretary : Fletcher of the State de
partment, who has been placed in
charge of physical arrangements for
the conference and who prepared his
estimates after a conference .with
Director General Dawes of the bud
get bureau. There was n attempt
lo divide the sum into . separate
items. " . 1
In the senate, it is likely that the
requested appropriation will be at
tached to the shipping board appro
priation bill. '
. News that -the French premier
would attend the conference was re
ceived with manifest satisfaction
here, for there has been a great ex
pectation that should one ot the
powers decide to send its premier,
the others would do likewise in the
interest of fair representation. It
is considered doubtful, however,
whether all of the invited nations
will follow the French example of
announcing any part of the per
sonnel of their delegations at the
time of formally accepting a place in
Man Held for Murder
Denies He Is Missing
Dentist of Oregon
AtKrta Ancr 15 Dr.'R."
M. Brumfield, wanted in Roseburg,
Ore., for the alleged slaying of Den
nis Russell, a laborer, confronted by
Sheriff Starmer of Douglas county,
Oregon, today denied that .he was
Brumfield. asserting his name was
"Dennis Russell." -
Officers said they believed Brum
field was attempting to lay the foun
dation for an insanity plea.
Brumfield recognized Sheriff Star
mer. He addressed him as 'Bill,
but when the sheriff called him
"Doctor" the prisoner aepearcd sur
prised and told the officer he was
Russell. He said Dr. Brumfield was
killed in an automobile accident
When arrested at the farm near
here last week, working tinder the
name of "Norman M. Whitner," be
admitted that he was Dr. Brumfield
and expressed his intention of re
turning . to Roseburg to face trial
without 'the formality of extradition
State Troops to Protect
Negro Held for Murder
Anniston, Ala.; Aug. 15. Compa
nies A7and B and two machine gun
sections of the Fourth Alabama in
fantry eft today for Birmingham to
accompany Clyde Thomas, negro, to
Ccntreville, Ala., where he will.be
arraigned on a charge of murder in
connection with the death of a farm
er's daughter, who was slain near
Randolph; La., Tuesday . .
The girl, 14 years old, was said to
have been attacked and choked to
Oklahoma Bank Closed
Miami, Okl.. Aug. 15. The Miami
State bank, with a capital 'stock oi
$50,000, did not open today. Notice
stated the bank was in the hands of
the state bank examiner.
Cittrtf u Smid-Cfin
On.ht . 0. UMtr
Premier of France
To Come to America
At Prisoner and
Nebraska City Merchant
Struck in Abdomen by Bul
let Fired After Escaping
Thief May Die.
Nebraska' City, Neb., Aug. 15.
(Special Telegram.) Isador Tucker,
a merchant here, is lying in the hos
pital with a bullet in his abdomen,
fired by Policeman White. Handlcy
at an escaping prisoner, v.;
Handley discovered a stranger late
last night attempting to break in the
rear of a junk shop and while he at
tempted to take him to jail he broke
loose and started to run north on
Sixth street. When he reached Sec
ond avenue Tucker was coming out
of the gate and, as the officer fired,
stepped between the fleeing fugitive
and the officer.
In the confusion over the shooting
of Tucker the stranger escaped.
Tucker's condition is considered se
rious. The bullet -was a .45 caliber
and struck him on the right side of
A posse -was formed immediately
and the northern , part of , the city
scoured until early today,; but no
trace' of the, thief was found. Hand1
lejythc officer, declaresthe man who
escaped is a stranger here. : . ,
State to Join in
Colorado to Co-Operate in
Opening of South Entrance
Lander, Wyo., Aug. 15. (Special
Telegram.') Colorado will co-operate
with Wyoming in the official
opening of the Lander entrance of
Yellowstone National park, August
21,' according to a telegram received
here from .Gov. Oliver P. Shoup.
The governor and Mayor Bailey of
Denver will address the auto cara
van traveling to the dedicato&y cere
monies on the capitol steps at Den
ver Wednesday, prior to the party's
Governor- Shoup V telegram, ad
dressed to P. C. Soencer. president
of the Rocky Mountain Highway as
sociation, reads as follows:
"Colorado rejojijees with Wyom
ing in the celebration of this occa
sion. A number of our citizens will
be present to represent our state.
Please extend to Senator Kendrick,
Governor Cary and the people of
Wyoming Colorado's heartiest con-
Charles S. Hill, state immigration
commissioner, has extended an invi
tation on behalf of the highway as
sociation to all commercial clubs in
the state to send representatives to
the opening and many acceptances
have been received.
Thirty representatives of national
periodicals and newspapers will ac
company the caravan. , .
Ofiicial ceremonies will be held at
Two Gwo Tee pass the morning of
August 21. Rev. John Roberts, pio
neer missionary and resident of Fre
mont county for . 40 years, will de
liver the invocation. Present ar
rangements are for a dedication
speech by Stephen T." Mather, direc
tor of national parks. Remarks will
be mads by Senator Kendricks. Gov
ernor Carey. Indian Chief Dick
Washakie and others.
U. S. Relief Negotiations in
Russia Now in Deadlock
Riga, Letvia. Aug. 15. (By The
Associated Press.) A deadlock was
rrUA tnAav in the negotiations
relative to American relief for Rus
sia's famine sufferers between the
American Relief administration and
M. Litviuoff, on behalf of the sov
iet famine' relief committee. Action
by Washington and Moscow, will be
necessary to decide the issue, it is
declared. . . .
New U. S. Marshal Here
For Newspaper Meeting
Dennis H. Cronin of O'Neill, ap
pointee for United States tnarshal
here, is in Omaha for the Nebraska
newspapermen's convention. He
called at the federal building Satur
day but found J. B.'Nickerson,' act
ing deputy, in Denver, where he
had gone to take prisoners.
The date for Cronin to be sworn
into office hr.s not been announced.
Mittlt Mm IS. IM. !
Act el Muck 8. ICS.
Resolution on Wage6 and
Working Conditions Formu
lated by Butcher-Workmen
Pay Cut Not Considered
A resolution affecting wages and
working conditions of packing house
employes is bping formulated by in
ternational officers, district presidents
and delegates attending the interna
tional conference of Amalgamated
Meat Cutters and Butcher Work
men of North America at the Butcher
Workmen's hall on the South Side "
Delegates would not divulge the
character of changes from the present
9irrmnt rallpit fnr in the reSolll-
tion. They stated the resolution was
m an embryonic stage ana tnat mucn
work and time would be required be
fore it was completed.
It was admitted, however, that
there would be some changes in
working conditions and that possi
bly a different scale of wages would
be favored by the resolution, which
is being prepared in view of the ex
piration of existing agreements on
September 15. '
No Decrease Considered.
Asked if the resolution might be
expected to entail a wage decrease,
delgates said no decrease was being
considered, thus affirming the state
ment of C. J. Hayes, general presi
dent of the organization, on his ar
rival here yesterday ' morning, that
a wage cut would be resisted by or
ganized packing house workers on
the theory that economic conditions
would not warrant it. '
By the close of yesterday after
noon's sessions 118 delgates and of
cers in the organization had arrived.
Most of the day was devoted to lis
tening to reports of delgates from
various sections of the country rela
tive to the condition of unions. These
reports were favorable, union leaders
said, and although the meeting was
closed, applause could be heard from
time to time. ,
Opposed to "Company Plans."
As utlined by President Hayes,
main purpose, of the meeting is to
"devise some plan or method of con
tinuing the present form of arbitra
tion of wage and working; condition
ciuestions." , , , c-
T...:.ian u.rM and other otti-
cers and delegates declared them
selves opposed to plant organization
cr what they term "company' plans
...i.:&in nt vaire ana worki
ing matters., A concerted effort will
oe maae to secure n .typum!.".....
t. t.. :U.rilln fir Secretary
of Labor Davis of a disinterested ar
bitrator to decide disputes between
packers and employes, it was inti
mated by President Hayes.
Hayes made this verbal statement
at the conclusion of the meeting:
"A most optimistic feeling exsits
in jnost of the packing cities that
there" wHl be no trouble with th
packers -when the present agreement
expires next month; Delegates from
some cities, however,' reported that
trouble is to be expected in their dis
tricts. The international officers are
pleased with the erports received,
which show a substantial gain of
members in every plant int the
- Delegates are attending the con
ference from packing houses in Bos
ton, New York, Philadelphia, Buf
falo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincin
nati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louis
ville, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul,
Sioux City, Omaha, Des Moines, St
ojseph Kansas City, Oklahoma City,
Fort Worth, Denver, Spokane, Seat
tle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The conference wilt be resumed at
9:30 this morning. .'
Bank Heads Discuss
Proposed Bond Issue
To Assist Farmers
Chicago, Aug. 13. A proposed
$20,000,000 bond issue; which will pay
SVi per cent and from which the
farmer will be loaned money at 6
per cent for periods of from' 10 to
33 years, was discussed today by
bankers from 22 states, representing
23 land banks.- . The meeting was
under the auspieces of the American
Association of Joint Stock , Land
' The association, operating under
the federal farm loan act of 1916, had
failed to function for the last two
years beause of restrictions which
eliminated the possibility of any
success -under low interest rates and
W. W. Powell, secretary, said that
these restrictions had been over
come and that the association would
be enabled to carry out its original
policy. . -..
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By Rosa L. Ellcrbe ! the
Death Knell Instead
Of Wedding Bell
Almost Greeted Pair
Death knell instead of wedding
bells came veiy near greeting a pre
nuptial pair from Fullerton, Neb.,
while flivvtring rapidly toward
Omaha, where the knot was tied
As the sedan neared Columbus,
with the bride-to-be, Lydia Shull, at
the wheel, the car skidded and
turned completely over. William H.
Hamilton, groom-to-be, sustained
severe bruises on the head. Miss
Shull was uninjured. The car lost
most of its symmetry, especially
about the top and where the win
dows should have been.
Undaunted, the happy pair righted
their conveyance and sped on to
Omaha, where they kept their ap
pointment at the marriage altar of
Rev. Charles .W. Savidge.
Date for Probe
Of Stock Schemes
Grand Jury Either to Be Call
ed Within Few Days or Not
Until After Octoher 3,
For' two hours yesterday after
noon, six district judges, County At
torney Shotwell and Attorney Gen
eral Davis were closeted in Presid
ing Judge Troup's office struggling
with the problem of calling a grand
jury to probe "wildcat" promotion
schemes. At the end thev announced
that they had not determined on a
date to call the jury.
"It will be either within a few days
or not until after October 3," the
attorney general said.
The reason tor tnis is tnat a grana
jury cannot continue over from one
court term to another. 1 he present
term ends October 3.
Asked to Produce Evidence.
The attorney general will try to
ittirmin whether all the evidence
can be placed before a grand jury
between now and October 3. If so,
the jury will be summoned at once.
If not. it will not be summoned tnl
the next term begins.
Federal authorities issued a can
yesterday for anyone who' has evi
dence agaihst principals in the "wild
cat" stock sales companies now un
der investigation to produce it.
Letters soliciting the purchase of
stock in any of the defunct compan
ies is desirable evidence, according
to J. C. Kinsler, United States dis
Will Go to Hearing.
"Tti 1eMer should be delivered to
me or W. M. Coble, postal inspector,
in person, it possible. Otherwise they
should be sent ty man, no re
quested, -v ' ' ' 8 t
Someone from Kinsler or Cobles
office will go to Los Angeles for the
hearing of Charles Wahlberg and
Jacob Massey, September 1. The
two : are wanted here on charges ot
using the mails to defraud in the
Missouri Valley Cattle Loan com
pany case. :.
Pastor Resigns in
Battle for Control
Of Chicago Church
Chicago, Aug. IS. Resignation cf
the Rev. Leon Pigcas, pastor of the
Greek Church of St Trinity at 1101
South Peoria street, and the conse
quent temporary closing of that
church were the features today of
the battle for control of the Greek
church in Chicago by Gcrmanos
Troianos, recently appointed bishop
of America by King Constantine.
"Rev. Mr. Pigea3 resigned simply
to avoid trouble even possible
bloodshed at his church through
the attendance . of Troianos," 'said
G. A. Kryakopulas, attorney for the
church and the association of the
Greek community in Chicago.
King Constantine's bishop came
to Chicago a few days ago to es
tablish a new regime. The Greek
churches at once applied for injunc
tions temporarily restraining him.
The court fight will be fought early
Washington, Aug. IS. (Special
Telegram.) Postoffice department
has rtquested civil service commis
sion to hold examination for presi
dential postmasters at the fallowing
Nebraska Prague, Wilcox.
Iowa Miles, Nichols,.
South Dakota Jefferson, Peevcr.
Postmasters Appointed in. Nebras
ka Dustin, Holt, county, " W. T.
Miner, vice Herbert T. . Anderson, de
clined; Huntsman, Cheyenne cour.tv.
Lewis M. Sheldon, vice J. F. Beil,
resigned; Inez, Holt county, Frank
Solfermoser, vice -C. E. ' McNally,
removed; Milburn, Custer county.
William F. Fleming, vice W. C.
Strohl, resigned; Phoenix, Holt coun
ty, Richard Davis, vice R. Nilson, re
moved. Mexican Secretary of State
On Way to United Siates
Juarez, Aug. IS. The Chamber
of Commerce today received a tele
gram from the State department
saying that Alberto Pani, secretary
of state, wouhi arrive here tomorrow
on his way to Washington. The
message also said that the secretary
was going as a personal representa
tive of President Obrcgon on busi
ness for the government, which was
being kept secret.
Harding Unable to Attend
Press Meeting in Hawaii
Washington,. Aug. 15. President
Harding today declined an invitation
to the international press congress
this fall in Hawaii. He told a com
mittee of publishers that public busi
ness would not permit him to go.
AUGUST 16, 1921.
Get Three Days
To 'Show Cards'
Must Inform Federal Authori
ties What They Manufac
tured With" Alcohol And
To Whom Sold.
Three days of grace are given to
local chemical companies, under fire
for alleged misuse of alcohol, m
which to furnish in writing to fed
eral authorities information as to
what they manufactured and to
whom they, sold products in which
alcohol was used,;; :i. ".v y.s.iTK.-.
Ttiia wii ileriApA at a. conference
of U. S. Rohrer, federal prohibition
enforcement chief; Attorney oenerai
Clarence Davis; Gus Hyers, state
eWiff. T r Kinsler. United States
district attorney, and Pure Food In
spectors Vacek and Mnitn, . m ine
federal building yesterday.
"V hp.lieve renorts submitted to
this office are false; we intend to
learn the truth, said Rohrer.
Permit tn withdraw alcohol from
the local office will be rescinded and
heavy penalties will be laid on guilty
companies, he said. .
Many Companies Formed.
"More than 25 chemica companies
sprang into existence in Omaha
Since orohibition went into effect,"
One of these companies upder hre
claims to manufacture extracts.
One of its reports gave three bar
rels of. vanilla extract at 50 gallons
per barrel; one barrel of orange ex
tract, one of lemon and one ef cam
phorated oil as its output for a cer
tain period. The extract was put
out in two-ounce bottles numbering
The company's report stated that
these products were sold to a Coun
cil Bluffs ' merchant. The Council
Bluffs merchant denies he ever saw
a bottle of the extract, let alone pur
chasing it. -
Firm Offers to Sell Gin.
A rigid investigation of this com
pany will be made; , " '
Discovery of a second, "manufac
turing company's" business was
made when the company offered to
sell 25 gallons of . gin to one of
Chief Rohrer evidenced consider
able chagrin when news of his in
tended investigation came out of the
district attorney's office yesterday.
"I don't believe in putting on an
investigation with a brass band, -but
the mischief's done this time," he
Rohrer intended to withhold the
ir-formation until after state food in
spectors had examined some of thi
Japan Receives Formal
Invitation to Conference
Tokio. Aug. 15. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Format invitation to
Japan to send representatives to the
conference on disarmament and far
eastern questions to . be- held in
Washington late this autumn has
been received from the American;
capital. ' '
, Lieutenant General Shoichi Suga
no has been informally selected to
head the Japanese army delegation
at the conference, says the Jiji Shini
po. General Sugano served at vari
ous times as military attache at Jap
anese legations in Europe.
Motion Picture Censors
Confer With Producers
Los Angeles, Aug. IS. lotion
picture censors from ,various parts
of the United States and Canada and
motion picture producers here got
together today in the beginning of a
week's conference on what motion
pictures should and should not be.
Inspection of motion pictures in the
making, a tour of the beaches and a
barbecue were part of the first day's
program, rounded out tonight with a
discussion of topics connected with
the morality of motion pictures.
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To Operate Erie
Corporation Formed hy Busi
ness Men to Do Repair
Work for Carrier Old
Marion, O., Aug. 15. The Rail
road Service company, a corporation
organized by local manufacturers,
bankers ,and business ' men, today
took over operation of the Erie rail
road shops and roundhouse here.
The service company - leased the
buildings and equipment of the rail
road company and-has contracted' to
do all repair and other work here
tofore done by employcs of the rail
road. ... '. v '. '
Employment was offered to all
employes of the Erie company in th4
service at 7 o'clock this afternoon,
each maa to take his former posi
tion and receive the same pay as
that received from the railroad. Ac
cording to announcement by W. A.
Baldwin, manager of the Ohio re
gion of the railroad, the employes
of the new operating concern will
"be assured of fair treatment in ac
cordance with the practice of the
extensive manufacturing concerns of
Most of the larger manufacturing
companies in Marion are represented
in the membership of the Marion
Employers association, an organiza
tion of manufacturers, and all of
these are operated on an "open ship"
Since the Railway Service com
pany is not a "common tarrier," it
was pointed out that it undoubtedly
would not be subject to supervision
by the railroad labor board and would
not come under the provisions of
the Esch-Cummins railroad act.
No statement was issued as to the
number of Erie employes who ' had
accepted employment with the op
erating company. Work was being
done at the shops, however, with R.
V. Blocker, master mechanic under
the Erie system, acting as shop man
For Sioux Falls Paper
"Sioux Falls, Aug. IS. On the peti
tion of the Sioux Falls National
bank and other creditors of George
W. Egan. publisher of the Sioux
Falls Daily Press, Federal Judge
Elliott appointed E. B. Northrup,
Sioux Falls business man, temporary
receiver for the ' newspaper, . with
power to sell it. Mr. Northrup an
nounced that the Press would be
disposed of, at private sale within the
next few days.
It was explained that the appoint
ment of a receive for the Press
wtfuld have no effect upon the invol
untary bankruptcy proceedings
brought against Mr. Egan by several
of his creditors last week. . Hearing
on the bankruptcy case was con
Body of Missing Aviator
And Mechanic Are Found
Santanter, Spain, Aug. 15. The
body of the aviator, Florentino Villa,
who had been missing since Tues
day, was found yesterday at the bot
tom of a deep .' gully ; aniong the
Castro Sopena mountains. A ; me
chanic, who . was, accompanying the
aviator 'when he met his death,, also
has befrt found. ; He-was dangerous
ly injured when the machine fell.
Villa began his last flight at
Daughter of Air Mechanic .
Dies of Injuries in Fall
San Francisco, ' Cat., Aug. 15.
Eveline Converse, small daughter of
Milton ,B. Converse, air mail service
mechanician, . died last -night of in
juries received whn an airplane"
piloted by her father fell 1,600 feet
ancj was wrecked hcTe Sunday. Con
verse was only slightly injured in
Santfiy. 7.l(i eair. M:
UIU Statu, Ctnia tOxIt.
Of Toronto Man
Missing Millionaire Not At
Des Moines as Announced
By Detective; Case o
Des Moines, la., Aug. 15. The
disappearance of Ambrose J. Small
from his Canadian home is as much
a mystery as ever so far as any clue
developed in Des Moines is con
cerned. He is not here as aa
nounced by private detectives nor is
he, believed to have, been here sjnee
his sudden disappearance in Decem
The tnarr, the detectives said they
believed to be the Toronto theater
owner, was located at the Polk coun
tj poor farm late, today by newspa
per men. He is John Daughertjv a
helpless man without a home.
Dlugherty suffered the loss of both
legs when run over by a train in
Des Moines on December 4, 1917.
He has been a patient at the poor
farm since early in 1919. :
It .is assumed that the habeas
corpus proceedings instituted by
Chief of Police Saunders against
John J. Brophy and Frank Harty,
the private , detectives, will be
Body of Missing Auto
Tourist Who Died From
Thirst Is Discovered
Prescott, Ariz.,' Aug. 15. The
body of August Kaufman, automo
bile tourist from Pasadena, Cat.,
missing since last Wednesday, was
found on the desert 50 miles west of
Congress Junction, 40 miles south
of here, by Mohave' county officers
Sunday. The man had perished from
thirst and exposure, the officers said.
Kaufman, according to the officers
upon their return, left his wife and
three children in their automobiic
Wednesday in search of water when
he . discovered their supply had run
low. Friday night when he had not
returned, his family still waited in
the automobile, and Lillian, a 3-year-old
daughter, died of exposure.
Kaufman wandered through the
desert for about 72 hours and cov
ered approximately 60 miles in won
dering before he finally collapsed,
according to officers. The body was
found near Signal, near the Yuma
In his search, Kaufman had passed
within 50 yards of an artificial res
ervoir of water for sheep and cattle,
the officers said.
43 Seamen Drown as Vessel
Sinks During a Typhoon
Kobe, Japan, Aug. 15. Forty-five
seamen are believed to have been
drowned following the wreck of the
freight steamer Shoshu Maru, which
was disabled by a typhoon and bat
tered to pieces on the rocks off the
Loochoo islands. Only one of the
ship's personnel is known to have
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Chatf ged By
Repeal of Excess Profit
Levies to Become Effec-
tive Next Year Instead
Of Last January.
Vote on Bill Saturday
Br The Auociated Freu.
Washington, Aug. 15. The ad
ministration tax revision ' bill was
laid before the house of representa
tives today, after the republican
membership of that body in confer
ence, had changed it so as to make
reocal of the excess profits tax and
the income surtax rates in excess of
32 per cent effective next January 1,
instead of last January 1.
This change, on the basis of pre
vious treasury estimates, would re
sult in the corporations and indi
viduals with large incomes paying to
the government in the next calen
dar year something like $200,000,00(t
more than they would have paid had
the administration plan of making
the repeals retroactive prevailed.
Total tax reductions for the fiscal
year, under the bill as revised, were
estimated by some majority mem-,
bers of the ways and means commit
tee at $350,000,000, as against ap
proximately $550,000,000 planned by
committee republicans, and the to- ,
tal tax yield at about $3,200,000,000, '
Taxes Cut Down.
As a result of the changes made .
by the republican conference, ma
jority committee members further
amended the bill before its presen
tation in the house so a to make
the corporation income tax 12J-S per
cent after January 1 instead of 15
per cent as originally planned, and
the manufacturers' tax on cereal t
beverages 6 cents a gallon instead
of 12 cents.
Under plans adopted by the party
conference the bill will be taken tip
in the house at 11 a. m. Wednesday '
under a special rule calling for a
final vote at 3 p. m. Saturday.
Democratic members of the house
plan to hold a caucus tomorrow aft
ernoon to decide upon a course or
action while the measure is under
consideration. They also are expect
ed to determine whether democrats
on the ways and means committee 1
shall file a minority report " " ; ,
Meantime the full committee will ,
meet to pass finally upon the bill, but
this is expected, to be a mere formal-. ,
ty. ' -
.Westerners Lead Fight
The republican conference lasted;, .
several hours, with western roHf- -
leading the fight to reject the plan .
for retroactive repeal of thfe excess
profits and higher income surtax
rates, which was agreed upon at the ;
White House tax conference last
Tuesday. Representative Frear of ;
Wisconsin, a member of the ways
and means committee, was under
stood to have insisted that the house
pass on the effective date of the re-;
peals, but the conference finally -adopted.
96 to 87, a motion by Rep
resentative Mann of Illinois, that tht I
repeal rate be next January 1.
These charges carried with them
delay until January 1, in the pro
posed increase of 5 per cent in cor
poration income taxes. No change'
in this figure was made by the con
ference, but the committee members
decided to cut it in half, as it was
contended that a 5 per cent increase
would be unnecessary if the excess
profits and the surtax were imposed "
for this taxable year.
The tax measure as presented in
the house today, is a bill "to reduce
and equalize taxation, to amend and
simplify the revenue act of 1918, and
for other purposes." Much of its'
16,000 odd words are devoted to ,
amendments of the administrative ,
and definitive sections of the pres
ent law which were drafted by the
experts with a view of clearfying
specific portions of the 1918 act and
meeting situations arising from de
cisions of the supreme court.
Aside 'from the revisions of the
(Torn to Face Two. Colnma Fire.)
Shortage of Food in
South Accompanied by
Increase of Pellagra
Washington, Aug. 15. Food
shortage in the southern states has
assumed the proportions of a famine
only in "a scientific, restricted sense,"
but undoubtedly has been accompan
ied by an increase ,in pellagre, the
public health sen-ice reported to
President Harding, as a result of
the special investigation undertaken
at his request.
The findings of the public health
officials; the report said, were based
largely on incomplete statistics sub
mitted by southenr state health com
missioners at a recent conferenct
In a letter to the president, Sur
geon General Cumming declared
that despite the criticism of some
southern officials regarding the ad
ministration's course, the informa
tion collected "iully confirmed, io
my opinion, the position of the pub
lic health service with respect to
the increase of pellagra in various
parts of the south."
Iowa Aviator Narrowly
Escapes Drowning in Lake
Fairmont, Minn., Aug. 15. Ray
Shiffelt, an aviator of Pomeroy, la.,
had a narrow escape here today
when his airplane sank in ?5 feet
of water in Silver Lake. He suf
fered cuts and bruises, but tvas not
seriously hurt. v '
He was performing stunts for a
crowd of several thousand persons.
As his plane skimmed the l.ke, it
suddenly turned over and sank.
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