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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1921.
Railway Men Plan
On Wage Question
Ballots Must Go Out to Union
Workers Before September
1 Further Reductions
Hub of Issue.
Cleveland, Aug. 16. The call for
the referendum of all the members
of the "big four" railroad brother
hoods and the Switchmen's Union
of North America to determine their
attitude' n wage reductions ordered
by the United States railway labor
board, under which they have been
working since July 1, may be issued
before the end of the week, accord
ing to officials of the railroad broth
erhoods. The ballots for the referendum
must be sent out to the membership
before September 1, James Murdock,
vice president and acting head1 of
the Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men during the illness, of President
V. G. Lee, said today. .
It will take a month to complete
the balloting and know the verdict
of the train service employes of the
nation's railways, Mr. Murdock said.
A statement outlining the attitude
of the chief executives the five or
ganizations may be issued before
the end of the week.. ' The situation
hinges not so much on the average
12 per cent reduction already or
dered but on rumors that the roads
would seek further reductions, the
elimination of time and one-half pay
for overtime and the revision of
schedules and working rules.
Acting on the instructions of the
conference of general chairmen in
Chicago on July 1, the brotherhood
chiefs are holding conferences with
railway executives in each of the
four regions established by the In
terstate Commerce commission. They
are putting up to them these four
That the wage reduction already
ordered be recalled and the old rates
of pay restored.
That no reduction be required or
That no effort shall be made to
take time and one-half pay away
from their members.
That for a fixed period, no attempt
be made to cancel or change present
tchcdules or working rules.
Executives of the eastern rail
ways, after a conference between
their committee and the brotherhood
chiefs, rejected all these propositions
last Thursday.' &
"Drys" Get Hard Jolt
In Action by House
(Continued From Fare One.)
York, sought to make it necessary
to have a search warrant before
baggabe and packages could be
icarched, but this was defeated 39
to 90. Representative Cockran, New
York, insisted that all persons
should be exempt from personal
search without warrant.
In urging adoption of his substi
tute for the Stanley amendment, Mr.
Volstead declared the latter would
oreaK oown pronimtion enforcement
because it would not allow the
searching of automobiles or other
places without, warrants.
- Upholds Privacy of Home.
Congressman Reavis, who came
out Saturday for the amendment as
reported from the judiciary commit
tee, said that its adoption would
further the enforcement of the pro
"I would not vote for a bill that
would permit any man, officer, 6r
ohterwise, to invade the privacy, of
my home without a search warrant,"
3aid .Reavis. "There are two things
among many others that civilization
has done for the race and they are
to teach men to say: 'This is my
home and this is my woman, keep
hands off both,'" a sentiment that
was followed by a storm of applause.
"I would not vote for.any bill that
would permit officers to invade the
privacy of my home. The right of
castle is most sacred to the Anglo
Saxon race and for that reason the
committee on the judiciary has
placed this bill as an amendment to
the senate bill with a provision that
no law officer, under the guise of
enforcing the prohibition law, shall
be permitted to go into a private
dwelling without a warrant authoriz
ing him to make a search."
Bourke Cockran, the brilliant"
New York orator, asked Mr. Reavis
if he held the home more sacred than
the person, in view of the fact that
the fourth amendment to the consti
tution spoke of "persons" first in its
enumeration of the things held sacred
from "unreasonable searches and
Mr. Reavis replied that he held the
home more. sacred than the person
md said: -
"I would not place my home on
the low level of my luggage or my
automobile, as the senate amendment
does. If you are not permitted to
search an automobile or a grip in
the enforcement of the prohibition
law, you might as well wipe the law
from the statutes. -
Following the vote on the substi
tute for the Stanley amendment, the
entire bill was sent to conference.
The conferees are planning to make
every effort to reach an agreement
so that the bill may become a law
before congress reccssei.
New "World's Record Made
In Sinking Mine Shaft
Salt Lake City, "Aug. 16. A new
world's record in shaft sinking was
made today when a gang of the Wal-
ter Fitch jr. company of Eureka,
Utah, completed 427J4 feet of a ver
tical three-compartment shaft on the
Water Lily claim of the Chief Con
solidated Mining company of Eureka.-
The distance was made in 31 con
secutive days and exceeded by 27yi
feet the previous world's record
made in 1920 by the Crown Mines
Ltd. of Johannesburg, South Africa,
where a depth of 310 feet was made
in 31 days.
The new record was made through
367 feet of porphyry material and
60 feet of white lime shale. An aver
age of 12 men per shift were -employed
in three eight-hour shifts.
The vital statistics arc published
on the want ad page. 4 ,
Witnesses Ask Change
In Permanent Tariff
Bill Passed bv House
Washington, Aug. 16. Witnesses
appeared before the senate finance
committee today to ask changes in
rates of the permanent tariff bill
as passed by the house. A wide di
vergence of opinion among business
interests as to tht effect of the
duties was indicated and members
of the committee gave notice of
their intention to delve deeply into
the appeals for increases over the
In some schedules, Chairman Pen
rose said, it was evident now that
reductions would be made. Some
schedules probably would have to
be increased, he added, and commit
tee experts already have begun work
on suggested new bases. The sub
committee studying the dye protec
tion phase of the bill has made no
progress, Senator Smoot, republican,
Utah, said and a report from it may
be delayed several days.
Further hearings will be held to
morrow on the chemical schedule.
Death of Man and Son
Baltimore, Aug. 16. The tragic
and mysterious deaths of Louis,
Saro, 76, and his son, Edward L.
Saro, 36, the one by fire and the
other by a bullet, in their home to
day, have caused an investigation by
coroner and police.
1 Efforts are being made to es
tablish whether the younger man
committed suicide, and if so,
whether he shot himself before or
after the death of his father, whose
body was fqund on the burning bed.
Discovery of the bodies followed
a call to the police by -Mrs. Maurice
Shnrs who nreunied an anartment
on the second floor. She told the
police she had seen Edward Saro
rushing through the hallways, with
a revolver, and later, she had heard
the shots. v
Nation's Tax Bill
Is $790,330,000 Less
Under New Law
Actual Reductions for This
Year Estimated at $200,
000,000 Other Cuts
Effective in 1923.
Washington, Aug. 16. A reduc
tion of $790,330,000 in the annual tax
bill of t the nation will result from
the changes in the 1918 revenue act
embodied in the new administration
tax bill, Chairman Fordney of the
ways and means committee, de
clared in a majority report filed to
day with the house.
"Inasmuch as the repeal of the
excess profits tax and reduction of
surtax rates on individual incomes
do not become effective until the
calendar year, 1922." the report
said, "406,520,000 of the contemplated
loss of revnue will not be reflected
in revenue collections " prior to
Actual reductions in taxes for
this fiscal year, the report continued,
are estimated at approximately
$200,000,000, total collections under
the new bill being figured at $3,376,-
000. 000 as against the estimated col
lections of $3,570,000,000 under the
List of Reductions.
Estimated reductions in taxes be
ginning with the calendar year, 1923,
are given in the report as follows:
Repeal of excess profits, January
1, 1922, $450,000,000.
Reduction of surtax rates on in
dividual incomes to 32 per cent,
January 1, 1922, $90,000,000.
Increased exemptions of heads of
families to $2,500 for incomes not
in excess of $5,000, $40,000,000.
Additional exemptions for depend
ents, increased to $400 from $200,
Repeal of all transportation taxes.
January 1, 1922, $262,000,000.
Repeal of taxes on life insurance,
Drop Luxury Taxes.
Repeal of taxes on beverages, $60,
000,000. Reduction of taxes on candy, $8,
000,000. SportiiiR goods, $2,000,000.
So-called luxury taxes, $15,000,000.
Estimated gains in taxes begin
ning with the calendar year, 1923, are
given as follows:
Increase of corporation income
taxes from 10 to I2i per cent,
January 1. 1922, $133,750,000.
Will Lose $790,330,000.
License to sellers of soft drinks,
Tax of 6 cents on cereal bever
Tax of 5 cents on carbonic acid
' Taxes on fruit juices, still drinks
and fountain syrups, $12,000,000.
Substitution of manufacturers'
taxes on toilet preparations and
proprietary medicines for existing
stamp taxes, $8,000,000.
The total loss in revenue is thus
placed at $968,080,000 and the total
gains at $177,750,000, leaving the net
loss of $790,330,00 estimated by the
General Rain Needed for
Corn Crop Near .Beatrice
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 16. (Spe
cial.) A general rain is needed in
this section of the state to put the
finishing touches on the uiggest
corn crop raised in Gage county in
years. Farmers living along the
state line south of here say that
corn has been damaged some, the
dry spot extending into Kansas six
or eight miles. Much of the fall
p'lowing has been finished, and the
work will be well in hand by the
first of September.
Wage Cut Planned
Lincoln, Aug. 16. (Specials
Lincoln city employes must submit
to a 5 per cent decrease in wages
under a budarct presented to Lincoln
city commissioners for their approval
Entrains for Camp
Hartington, Neb., Aug. .(Spe
cialsCompany F, First Nebraska
infantry, has left for 15 days' en
campment at Camp Dodge, la. The
company consists of 75 men"" and
three officers, Capt. L. I. Eby and
and Lieutenants R. C Beasly and
H. R. Sorrenson. . , .
S. B. Strong of the Hartington
Herald is responsible for the organ
ization which mas mustered in Au
gust 3, 1920. Members were re
cruited from Hartington and Cole
ridge. , "
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