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On Tax Measure
ftriff on Rail Charges May
Be Wiped Out; Vote on
Repeal of Excess Profits
I^vy Certain To Be Close
1(M) Million Revenue Cut
Other Troubles in Sight
and Lous, Debates Will
; IMuv Passage for Weeks
?Prom ih# Tribune'* Washington ?isrraa
? WASHINGTON, Sept 2S. ? Complica?
tions ever the revenue bill have arisen
fc the Senate and threaten to cause
hstsch controversy over the measure.
?j.,ief cf these complications U the fact
tbst the members 0f the agriculture]
?bine" h?v8 decided to fight t!;o lower
leg of I ? * on large incomes to
Si per cent., the repeal of the excess
meats 8 retention of 50 per
^^ of the transportation taxes on
.. passengers and Pul'.man fares,
jhe activity oi the agricultura]
bloc" in this matter may force amend?
ments in the Senate. It seems almost
certain the tax on freight, passenger
ar.d Pullman charges will be wiped out.
I As to the repeal of the excess prolita
| tax and the lowering of the surtaxes,
?members of the agricultural group ex?
presa hope of winning their contention.
j but say the voto will be close. The
? Democratic side generally will line up
I with the agricultural "bioc."
"Bloc"* to Meet Soon
Senator Ketiyon, chairman of the
agricultural group, announced to-day
that a meeting of the "bloc" would be
held before the end of the week to
consider the bill. He prodictod'^opposi
tion to the transportation taxes, the
lowering of the surtaxes to 32 per cent
I and the repeal of the excess profits tax.
Senator WtcNary, another leader of
the croup, has offered an amendment
to repeal the taxes on transportation.
Wiping out of the transportation
would reduce the revenue pro?
vide;? in the measure by approximately
3100.000,000. This sum would have to
be made up from otiier sources. Sena?
tor Penrose indicated to-day he bad in
? mind such sources of revenue as three
; cent, postage, a tax on bank checks and
: a one-cent ;i gallon tax on gasoline. If
' stich taxes are attempted in lieu oi
', transportation taxes, there is little
| doubt they, too, will be fought by tht
The agricultural "bloc" include!
about twenty-?vo Republicans anc
Democrats, the division being approxi
mately even as to party.
In addition to the complication;
wh arc promised as the result o
the intervention of the "bloc," there
are other troubles in i Ight. One is
the activity of the advocates of the
sales tax. This is giving Senator Pen
rose, who is in charge of tho bit!, con?
siderable concern. He has so far not
been able to ascertain just what
strength the sales tax will command
ox\ tho floor. Besides. there is the de?
mand of the Democrats t'or lower nor?
mal taxes and other changes which are
not likely to be obtained, but which are
sought for political reasons and will
make no little delay and debate.
Fight Yet to Oyen
Democratic lenders Raid to-day the
fight over the bill had not yet opened
and that it was likely to bo a month or
six weeks before it, could be passed
Senator Penrose has been predicting il
wou'd pnss in two weeks, but the lates)
developments indicate that this will be
-snective delay in passing the
bill will affect the situation as to ihr
'other important measures. It will de
lay the railroad credit bill and the bil
to refund the foreign debt and ma;
..erve to throw the enactment of bot!
?>' these measures oror to the regula:
j. . .? ?enat.e continued work on ih<
! h':i to-c^v. The time was oc
cupied with the consideration o
amendments to which there was-, no oh
jection. Controverted questions wer
passed over, and it will not he unti
?iese are taken up ;hat the real ston:
Senator Smoot |rr?3 notice he woul
offer his sa?e^ tax proposition to-mor
row and that he -arould speak on i
It is well to keep an eye on
the word that takes a new
meaning. When a perfectly
good word assumes a defini?
tion that our grandfathers
never associated with it, and
goes junketing around the
business clubs and conven?
tions, getting its name in the
papers and forming unseemly
associations with other words,
it will bear watching.
The word Service has been
doing that very thing, and
it is about time Service came
to its senses and went back
to work at its old job.
All over this country there
are people who, when they
buy something, don't want
any more than they think
they are going to get.
Service to those people is
not something for nothing
that they do not want, but
something that they do want,
delivered when they want it,
at a price that is within reason.
If you buy a vacuum clean?
er or a player piano or a cook
stove, you don't want some?
body calling you up every
two or three days and asking
if 3'OU are satisfied. You don't
want to be filling out, stamp?
ing, and returning Service Re?
port Cards which contain
blank spaces where you may
fill in the names of a few
friends who may need just
such a purchase as yours. All
you want is to be let alone
until the piano gets out of
tune or the belt on the sweeper
breaks (which it will), and
then you want to telephone
somewhere. In less than three
hours you want a Ford runa?
bout to show up in front of
your house. You want to see
a young man get out with a
stout black bag, come in and
fix the thing, collect his sev?
enty cents and go on his way
That is service with a small
but competent s, and it is
better than a money-back
guarantee, better than re?
quests to "bring it in and let
us look at it"?even better
than sweet letters from the
Service Department. There is
a legitimate need for that kind
of service. There is not so
much need for the kind that
the sales department capital?
izes and tries to sell and spell
with a capital S.
If aching is worth having,
it ought to be worth buying
and paying for. Selling cost
is a proper and necessary eco?
nomic expense, but not a sel?
ling cost which includes the
cost of giving away things to
people who don't want them.
If 3>-ou have something that
people ought to buy, you tell
them about it.
If the goods are right and
the price is right and you tell
your story often enough and
long enough, you won't have
to worry about Service. Your
dealers won't pester you for
Service, either. You can ren?
der most of the service you
need to render anybody right
out there in your manufactur?
ing and shipping departments.
And the cost of this service
will go into production cost,
where your distributors and
your consumers want it, and
not in your selling cost, where
you had better not let people
even suspect it is.
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