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BITTER BATHE T
ON SEARCH ACT
Party Ranks Shattered,
Dry Forces Split;
f Houses Fight. - /
RECESS IN DANGER
AS THREATS FLY
Constitution Versus Prohibition
Congress was torn asunder last
night In a bitter fight over the
Stanley anti-search and seizure
: amendment to the beer billparty
lines were shattered, dry
ranks were split, the Senate and i
House at war. and the Congres- !
sional recess due to start next
Wednesday was threatened by the
determined attitude of the two factions
on the amendment.
Meanwhile the Treasury soon
will have to issue the regulation,
that will open the -medicinal beer"
floodgates unles* the measure
[ which prohibits beer as medicine Is
[ "Tight to the Death.**
Restraint was broken, and ttu
tense feeling over the Stanle>
amendment that had existed for a
meek brought to a climax whe.
Senator Sterling. South Dakota,
submitted to the benate the sub
stltute agreed upon by four of the
f Senator Ashurst. of Arizona, a
staunch dry. who bolted the conference
on Tuesday, refused to
I sign the report. Stating that he
I had not been Invited to the conference.
Representative Dyer, of
! Missouri, took a similar stand.
Advocates of the Stanley amendment
read the substitute, and flatly
declared they would never accept
It. Immediate organisation of "an
oath-bound gang" to fight it **until
Christmas If necessary" was begun.
Meanwhile Wayne B. Wheeler,
counsel for the Anti-Saloon League,
and House drys got busy. Word wan
rent to the Senate that the House
would refuse to allow the Senate
to recess unless the substitute was
accepted. A ringing defl went back.
Senator Lodge and Republican
Loader Mondell h-ld a brief but
spirited conference. Mondell left
the conference with a vivid impression
of the high and determined
temper of the Senate. Further
attempts to reconcile the sharp
division of views were jflven uo for
The Stanley amendment which
caused all the row is described by
its advocates as a reaffirmation of
the Fourth and Fifth amendments
to the Constitution. They assert
that they are In a crusade to preserve
the constitutional guarantees
that make a "man's home his
castle" and to protect him from
search on the public streets without
due cause, as provided in the
At first the House proposed as a
substitute for the Stanley amendment
a provision which would hav?
legalized "home brew" as ion* as
there was no proof It was made for
-Home Brew** I.?*es Out.
The measure Anally accepted by
the Senate and House conferees,
however, provides against search
without a search warrant, only In
the case of houses. Home brew,
therefore, goes back to its original
status under th^ Volstead act. which
prohibits the manufacture of any
I Intoxicating beverage of more than
one-half of 1 per cent alcohol. The
only additional security "ho/
brew- has is that accorded ail
liquor?"dry" officers must have
sufficient knowledge to swear out
a search warrant before being abl*
to enter s home.
The compromise- agreed upon h?
ih?* conferees retains that part *>f
the Stanley amendment protecting
homes against indiscriminate search
for liquor, but permits tne searching
of automobiles, boats?in fact,
any place excert a bona flde dwelling
houso?without a search warrant
when "dry" agents have 'reasonable
cause" to believe liquor Is
being transported or held in violation
of the law.
The substitute provides:
1?That dry agents searching
homes -without a search warrant
or who shall without a search
warrant maliciously and without
reasonable cause search any otlyer
building or property" shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and liable to a
fine of $1,000. or one year In prison
for a second offense. / ~
3? Bogus dry agents are liable to
both the fine and Imprisonment.
The Stanley amendment approved
by the Senate provides a heavy penalty
for the agent who searche* a
person, home, automobile or other
property unless armed with a search
Votetearf Speak* Up.
The fight was given an unexpected
turn tfy a statement issued
by Representative Volstead: the
House dry leader. He pointed out
that the first substitute for the
Stanley amendment adopted by the
House, which was regarded as virtually
sanctioning the making of
home brew If not for sale, had been
dropped In the conference agreement.
' -This does not effect any real
change.** he continued, "for the reason
that the requirement Is part of
the national prohibition act and the
bill makes bo attempt to modify or
raoeal that provision."
Volstead adheres to his contention
that the Stanley smendment
would greatly Interfere with dry
enforcement, making It especially
hard to catch bootleggers in automobi
These concessions, however, did
" t alter the position of the Stan* *
amendment advocates.. Senators
'oatlnued to mDve about the chantbar
and- the cloakrooms enlisting
CQRTIBUSD OH PACK TWO.
Despite Hunger and
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Br JOBH GHAIDOI.
MOSCOW. Russia, Aug. 3#.?Famine-ridden
Russia has conquered
the cholera plague which for
time was taklfag a toll of 1.600 tc
FIGHT ON BILL TO
FUND ALLIED DEBTS
Minority Report Attacks
Authority Granted to
The administration bill giving
Secretary Mellon authority to fund
the foreign debt of more than $10.000.000.ft00
will be made the targel
for political missiles, it developed
yesterday when the Senate Finance
Committee reported out the bill
with recommendations for Immediate
Senator La Follette. Republican
and five Democrat;* who signed i
minority committee report urging
defeat of the bill, last night wer?
lining up their- forces for an attack
on the floor, although th<
measure may not come up until th<
Summoning of the financial heads
of Great Britain and other debtoi
nations to Washington woiild be accomplished
instantly following passage
of the bill, according to Secretary
Mellon who maintains that absolutely
no action can be taken b>
this government toward collecting
the debt until the Treasury is giver
Funding Plan Posalble.
Senator Penrose reported out th<
bill with the committee approval
As reported it gives Mellon com
plete authority to approve anj
funding plan for collecting the debt
and even the power to accept bond!
of Germany and Turkey as securits
if he thinks advisable, in testifying
before thife committee, however
Mellon practically pledged himsel!
not to. accept such bonds.
Funding of the debt does noi
mean its immediate payment, bui
only the turning over to the Unitec
States Treasury promises to pay or
the part of the debtor nations ir
the form of bonds. These bondi
then could be sold by this government
if it seemed desirable. Th<
securities now held by the Treasury
are merely temporary certificates.
They bear interest at 5 pel
cent, and technically are payabl<
Too Nock Power, Is Claim.
The minority report contends thai
the bill gives too much power tc
the Secretary of the Treasury. Il
also assails the authority given hin
to accept bonds of Germany anc
Turkey which are regarded as wort!
"Under the terms of the bill," tin
report continues, 'The Scretary wil
be empowered to make any bargair
he wants to make, accept any bondi
he wants to accept, defer any debti
or interest he wants to defer anc
bind or by substitute release anj
debtor nation at his own will anc
"We are amazed that any mai
would seek to wield such enormoui
powers without submitting his acts
for the approval of the elected rep
resentatives of the people. No mai
should ever be given such untram
meled control, over the finances ol
this country and the destinies ol
ARMED MEN MASS
TO INVADE MINGC
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Aug. 20.?
Armed men are massing at Marinat
twelve miles east of here, prepar
ing for a march into the nonunioi
fields of Boone and Mingo countiei
tomorrow, according to reports hen
Gov. Morgan said ho had beei
advised of the reports and wai
preparing to take action.
This list represents Iocs
There Is an additional li
magazine section which wi
Harry C. Allen Sfc
Barry-Pate Motor Co.. *2 4
Berman Optical Co.... 1 2
C. H. Bready A Co... 1 7
Capital Supply Co 1 8
Claflin Optical Co 1 8
Delta Tours 1 8
Federal Employee 4 4
Dr. Fitzgerald 1 8
J. M. Gidding & Co.... 4 4
Gude Bros. Co 1 8
The Harlow Co 2 6
Haverford Cycle Co... 2 4
District Haynes Corp.. 2 6
W. B. Hlbbs & Co 1 7
Horning 1 8
A. A. Housman 1 7
8. Kann Sons Co 1 I
D. J. Kaufman 1 8
Kinney's 1 8
Lansburgh & Brother. 4 5
Philip Levy & Co 1 8
M. A. Louis 1 4
[ 2,000 Weekly
? Hardships, Physician
; Famine Ridden #
2,000 Uvea weekly. Dr. Paul Samet
told me here today.
Samet, who has Juat returned
from Samara, where the 4rath rate
waa highest, aatd the death rate
haa been lowered to from forty to
flfty per week.
Dr. Samet, who la an anti-Communtat
agreed with otbara I met
on my arrival nere to learn the
real altuatlon in Russia. that conditions
are Improving. ,
I Russia is enduring stoically the
pressure of hardship, poverty, food
shortage and disease.
UtsI t? Their Ceaatry.
' I entered thia country on a
1 ramshackle train which in itaelf
1 Indicated the straits of the Rus.
sian people. Crowded and dirty,
some of the cars reeking with vermin.
It was a discouraging expedl|
tion from the time we left Riga
and crossed the barbed wire barrier
which separates Latvia from
Despite their difficulties, how*
ever, Russians do not dream of
' leaving their country. I fathered
| from long conversationa with Dr.
Samet and other observers.
One of the llrat men I encountered
waa Dr. Samet. He had just
cosnsrw) on pack two.
; BIG AIRSHIP ZR-2
: WONT STAND TEST
Experts Doubt Dirigible
:! Can Carry Strain of
Its Own Weight.
(Special Cable to The Washington Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
P HOWDENr Aug. 20?The ZR-2.
* the giant airship being purchased
* from the British government by the
United States navv, is rapidly beJ
coming a mystery ship, the mystery
' being why the huge ship doees not
t start Its trial test flight.
British air force officers here
] openly admit that the air minister
| is anxious as to whether the air?
ship is structurally perfect and a
, belief prevails in British circles
- in Howden that the ship may break
* | its back if brought out in the
. slightest unfavorable weather. Even
? a man who watched and aided In
f j the ship's construction is skeptical
* j of her ability.
During the past nineteen days
f the ZR-2 has been groomed to the
last detail in preparation f?>r a
J j flight. During much of this period
1 j the weathe: has been ideal for fly'
ing. FJve times during the past
I week the U. S. navy crew and the
II Royal Air Force crew have been
1 prepared to board the ship at dawn
[ ; or twilight while 200 men of the
; 1 British landing party stood by to
; walk the ship out of Its mammoth
* ' shed. But each time the British
. I cancelled the flight.
* [ It in stated that the fact is the
ZR-2, the world's largest airship. Is
j an untried experiment and the Brltt
j ish experts are not certain whether
> j It will stand the staoin of its own
t thirty-three ton weight while flying,
i Comdr. Maxfleld, of the United
I States navy, and other ffflcers are
i confident as to the ship's ability.
i but they are not able to do anything
? I as it is still under the control ol
1 the British air ministerv.
i (Copyright. Itil.)
' MEXICANS' VICTIM
' ESCAPES ON HORSE
"Thanks to my mare. I am free."
i Is the laconic message sent by Eric
* Clarke, an official of a land coms
pany in Chicago, who was reported
. in yesterday's papers as held by
i Mexican bandits in Chihuahua for a
ransom stated to be from $7,500 to
r $16,000. \
r The State Department wtes appealed
to by H. E. Bullock, president
of the International Land <and Live|
stock Company, to use its good
I offices for the release
) The State Department notified the
American agent at Chihuahua of the
appeal and Instructed him to report
" whether any Americans had been
* carried off by the bandits. When
" these instructions were being sent,
I the State Department received a tel'
egram from the company, advising
that Eric Clarke had reported he
was free and giving the credit to
* the speed of his mare which the
* bandits evidently also carried off
to their mountain caves.
3, AUGUST 21, 1921.
il advertisers in today's paper.
st on the back page of the
II prove of interest to Herald
Amos W. McDevitt.... 1 5
John A. Many 1 g
Maxwell Furniture Co. 1 5
Meyer's Shops 1 2
Chas. E. Miller, Inc... J 6
District Oakland Co... 2 t>
Osman 1 4 <
Penn Oil Co..... 2 4
Queen Quality Boot
Shop 4 5
Riemer 4 Co \ 7
? Rockvllle Fair 1 8
Win. Rosendorf........ 4 ;
Royal Garage 2 i
Semitles Motor Co 2 5
C. R. Simpson I 4
F. H. Smith Co 1 * 2
Dr. Smith ." 1 I
Stag Hotel l| 8
^ H. B. Terrett...'; 2
Benjamin Veaner 1 S AHan
E. Walker...... 2 6
Wash. Templar Motors _
Co 2 4
Lasker Asserts Nation
Can't Escape 300 Mil- lion
- CONGRESS TO AID
Backs Up Position of Appointee
in Paying High
Payment of the $300,000,000 losses
of the Shipping Board cannot be
escaped by the country, no matter
how long: Congress defers action.
Chairman Lasker flatly told Congress
in a letter last night.
On the heels*of Lasker's letter.
President Harding sent Congress an
appeal for co-operation with the
Shipping Board to solve -our great
problem In curing the situation"
This request was construed as
meaning that the President .shares
with Lasker the view that the $300.000.000
debt Is inescapable.
Vn4*r Hot Fire.
These letters came as the climax
of an all-day debate in the Senate
on the deficiency bill carrying $48.*
500,000 for the Shipping Board.
1 Ifor two days the Shipping Board
has been under a hot fire criticism
from both sides of the chamber.
Charges of Incompetency.
( crookedness and graft" in the
Shipping Bovd came from Republicans
and Democrats alike. The
passages were Interspersed with
bitter partisan wrangles.
Advocates of the bill had begun
to despair of the board getting the
necessary funds to carry on operations,
when the President's letter
to Senator Jones, of Washington,
chairman of the Commerce Committee.
was read. It heartened tbe
advocates of the -measuKe. but action
went over until Monday. Senator
Warren said he expected to get
it through early Monday, although
opponents declared that they have
not given t?p the light.
The Presidest agreed with Confix
ess that an "Intolerable state of
affairs" exists in the Shipping
Board. A great part of his letter
; was devoted to a defense of Lasker's
plans for employing highlypaid
officials and attorneys ''its relief
Paid Too Msek."
Lasker's plans had been under
savage attack from Senator Pat
Harrison, of Mississippi. Harrison
declared that the board was not
Justified In paying salaries of from
$10,000 to $35,000 to attorneys for
adjusting the claims against the
board. Salaries of $30,000 and $25.000
for operators also were ati
Mr. Harding pointed out that "in
creating Its various departments,"
the board could not use "ordinary
methods of government appointI
ment and compensation."
"Many of the men called to service
have been obliged to completely
sacrifice their private interests."
i he said. "Under these conditions,
and because of the fact that hundreds
of millions are involved. It Is
[ unavoidable that some compensations
in responsible places are
r> much beyond the ordinary run of
"There are approximately $200.000.000
In claims against the Shipping
Board. No business me*
would venture upon settlement of
these claims without highly capat
bio legal representation. The staggering
losses in operations can
only be cured by a board of operators
whose members know something
concerning the business.
These men could not be secured.
I without giving up private -pursuits
which are vastly more profitable
than the average administration
salary under the government and
Chairman Lasker has proceeded
with my hearty approval in the
acquirement of men equal to this
Mr. Harding emphasized the fact
that the "Shipping Board situation
Is wholly an Inheritance from the
Senator Fletcher had previously
defended the Wilson administration
and mildly defended tl^e Shipping
Board. He declared that the Democratic
administration was not
wholly to blame and that the
"Shipping. Board could not be
blamed when there was no Shipping
He cited the fact that President
Wilson had nominated a Shipping
Board and the Senate had refused
to confirm It. He also placed part
of the blame upon President Harding
for not appointing a Shipping
Board before June, when, he declared,
"Harding knew that he must
do so when he was elected last
TO BECOME PASTOR
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Aug. 20. - Arthur
B. Uerrlman. owner and manager
of tne Arcadia. Alcaiar and
Franklin theaters here, haa disposed
of all three playhouse* and announced
he will study for the Episcopal
Uerrlman says ths screens preach
their silent sermons every day. but
be does not believe they are reaching
as many people as possible.
When a youth. Uerrlman says, he
wanted to enter the ministry, but
a?ke<t fund*. He haa graduated
| :rom college, but instead of prepar.
ing to beer*me a divinity student tie
gave up hl? plans on the advice of
| friends. He Is married and haa a
daughter. His wife haa encouraged
I Wm in h|| step.
Jmt Like Being "It""
WILL INSIST HOUSE
TAKE UP RENT ACT
District Committee Asks
Action ? Hammer
% Files Report.
The Ball act extending: the ball
rent law until May 25. 1922 will be
considered by the House before the
proposed recess. If it is possible.
Representative Mondelt, Republican
floor leader, said yesterday. The
bill was reported earlier in the day
by Representative Woodruff, of
Michigan, member of the House
Asked whether the bill would be
considered Monday, which is. District
day on the House calendar,
Mondell replied "probably not." The
railroad bill will be taken up on
that day, he said.
It Is recalled in this connection
that not once since the present session
convened on April 11 has the
District Committee taken advantage
of District day to push District
W III I'reas Measure.
Several members of the District
Committee who are favorable to
the Ball act, however expressed
their intention yesterday of Insisting
that the measure be taken up
before any recess.
Representative Hammer, of North
Carolina, Democratic member of
the committee, filed an additional
report in favor of the bill.
"The need of reduction of excessively
high rents and the regulation
thereof by law," he said, "will
he admitted by those who Investigate
conditions which are so oppressively
"The right to take property for a
public use is well settled. The
Question for determination Is
whether by this bill the owner
may be restricted In the use of his
property by certain limitations and
restraints curbing this temptations
to make unreasonably high
charges, when certain exigencies
Owaers Rights Guarded.
"This act guards the right of the
owner to 'repossess' his property for
his own use at the termination of
his lease by giving the required
notice, but he cannot 'dispossess' the
tenant by the liold-uv method of the
heartless profiteer, a commission being
provided to deal justly in determining
whether the rent shall b<>
')The only question to be determined
is whether Congress Is clothed
with power to meet existing conditions
by regulations so long as thev
"A long line of decisions say that
private property may be taken even
without compensation to the extent
of restricting and regulating the
height of buildings, the 4>ulldlng of
safe pillars and walls in mines, the
keeping of watersheds clear, ate.
Then why cannot rent be limited
where the public Interest is Justified
by the public exigency which exists?
I'pfceM la Decisions.
"When the public interest la established
the regulation of charges follows
as a necessity. This was settled
so long ago as In Uunn versns
Illinois. ?4 U. S. 113. We restrict
by legislation interest rates as a
protection against the usurious
profiteer, and there is no new principle
in giving preference to the
'tenant la possession.' It la a necessary
Incident In upholding the principle
"The Intelligent public will not h*
deceived by the objections ur/ed
gainst the measure, for the legislation
proposed is similar to that in
natlona throughout the world. It Is
accessary to restrict the growing
greed of those who. In this exigency,
largely control housing conditions la
thla congested cent
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Judges to Get
"Mist Washington" May
Be Known Week
The great * ' ' phatoi
trapk. .abnltted to The Herald
by mMXci (? the ? <!"'Hon
( Mw ?!?<?< ??
W i.?kloKi?" will >>< turard over
I* the ho?"l of lodge. Friday
<nd It I" po??lklr the umI beaatlfal
>< ??r?ftltf y??*B wom11
n In the District wlHJke selected
In the ft" daj. remaining Id
nhleh photograph. may be
mitted to the art editor (the la.t
| will he accepted Tharsday) laI
trreat la the anltnr eampetltloa
la heronlntE lateaae. Beaatlfal
and attractive young womea.
i member, of the Capital*. young|
er aet. are aabmlttlag their
photographa In eompetltloa with
government worker* and high
.cbool Clrl.. All are appreciative
at the algaal boaor to be
I conferred la the aeleetloa aa the
moat repreaeatatlve Bin la the
elty aad all aapfre to that dla1
tlnetloa above the many material
CONTINUED ON fAGK JWJ*.
Wind, Rain, and Lightning
Play Havoc in Illinois and
CHICAGO. Auk- 20.?a storm
which extended over Illinois and
Wisconsin resulted in two deaths,
fifty persons injured and property
damage of nearly 1500.000. according
to reports received late today
Two farmers, at V' "*' _?"!!
Janesville. Wis., were killed when
caught In the tornado which started
late Friday. . . .
Thirteen boats were capsned at
Oshkosh when the storm struck
Lake Michigan. A doxen persons
were hurt at the Sheboygan County
fair at Plymouth.
Lightning struck in fifty places in
Chicago. One bolt hit an elevated
tral.i at Evanston. 111., enveloping
three cars in a blinding flash and
Injuring the motorman.
Harding Honorary Head.
COLUMBIA. Mo.. Aug. SO-?:President
Harding has accepted the honorary
presidency of the Pres. Congress
of the World. Walter Will
iams. president of the body, an
Finally ? named by a
claim for Her own the rid
that of being selected as it
She will be a guest ol
great celebration and page
some additions to her ward
All that is necessary i
The Herald before Thuradi
. For particulars, see p?
V .-. "V - .; * A
ty.?By J, N. Darling.
WAX HOT AS TIME
OF DECISION NEARS
State Chairmanship and
Congressional Seal Are'
RICHMOND. Va.. Aur ;e?At
though the contests to fill the va
! cancie? caused by the death of Rep!
resentative Rorer A. James in th<
I Fifth district and the election ol
Senators to succeed E. Lee TrInkle
| Democratic nominee for Governor
and Senator James E. West, suejcessful
candidate for nominatior
j for Lieutenant Governor, both o!
| whom have resigned, are mainl?
i among Democrats. Republican op
. position in the coming election It
November for members of the hous<
j of delegates and candidates foj
j other offices is one of the out<*tand
j ing phases of the present politica
'situation in Virginia.
Having closed the door to th<
j black brother, the Lily White Re
| publicans have set out, they claim
I to give the State an opposition t<
| the Democratic party, which cai
! be called a "white man's party** li
the future. The G. O. I\ is als<
"making eyes" at the women*
votes, as is shown by the fact tha
they have nominated one womar
Mrs. Dexter Otey. of Lynchburg, a
their candidate for the office o
| public Instruction, in opposition t<
I Harris Hart, the incumbent, wh
went through the recent prlmar;
without opposition. In addition t
, this, their leaders say the polic
' will be. wherever possible, to pu
up strong women for the house o
! delegates this fall, in the hope o
1 getting added strength from tht
j recognition of the large number o
State Chairmanship Contest.
Among Democrats there Is con
siderable activity leading up to th
selection of a State chairman to 111
the vacancy caused by the death o
Representative James. While man;
candidates are being discussed ove
, the State, the general belief here ii
that the honor lies between Reprc
sentatlve H. D. flood, of the Tent?
district and Gen. W. W. Sale, o
Richmond, who managed the prr
mary campaign for Senator Trlnkle
This adds interest to the contesl
for these leaders were both sup
1 porters of Senator Trinkle In hi
: nght " against Harry St. Oeorg
1 Tucker and both adherants of Sen
ator Claude A. Swanson in his ef
fort to retafn his seat In the Senate
for which Governor West more Ian
Davis is already an avowed candl
The Davis forces. If they are t
take a hand in the fight for th
C0XT1XCED OS ^AC.E F1V*
board of judges she can
hest gift a city may confer. *
t fairest daughter.
f honor of Atlantic City at a
lant and receive many handrobe
from generous Washing/
a to submit a photograph to
Democrats With G. O. P.
Aid Fail to Defeat Cut
VOTE IN NEGATIVE
Committee Accepts 30
With nine Republicans voting It
the negative, the Howe yaaterdar
passed the Fordney tax bill by a
vote of 274 to 125. with one recorded
| as preaent. Three Democrat* voted
for tha bill. ,
Fifty Republicans, however. ^ 4
previously joined with the Democrats
in support of a motto* to recommit
the bill with instructions
to the Ways and Means Committee
; to eliminate the reduction In aurta v
rates on Incomes above $60,000. This
motion mot defeat by a vote of lO
! to 230. Only one Democrat voted
, against the motion.
There wai no test of str^ifth on
the question of the repeal of tile
?^ces? i roflts tax. the Democratic
leaders deciding they could win
more Republican support bjr limit,
ing tl^ motion to recommit to the
question of the reduction of tbe surtaxes
ringing from 32 to W per
: cent on large incomes.
fsckrss's ReMlsllos Tabled.
Just before the two final roll calls
! were taken Representative Coctcraa.
of New York, Democrat, attempted
to obtain consideration of a resoluj
tion under the guise of a questlor
of the highest privilege. The reso1
lutlon declared it to be the opinion
of the House that President Harding
acted 1n violation of the Constitution
when he addressed the Senate.
to the exclusion of the House,
on the question of the soldier bonu??
legislation on July 12. The resolution
was tabled on a roll call by
a vote of 288 to 108 on the motion
of Republican Leader Mondell
Th? bill now goes to the Senate.
I where the tentative plans afe to
give that consideration ahead of the
I tariff measure The Senate Finance
J Committee probably will taka up
I the tax bill week after next with
a view to having it ready to report
li to the Senate by the time Congress
I mr+on &<inemk>er 21 *
Farther Cat of 12S.UMJ? .
| The net result of changes made
on the floor, upon the recommenda*
| tion of the Wavi snd Means Com'
vmttee. was a further reduction of
- ! I2S.000.000 In revenue in comparison
. ! with the yield of the present law
j The total efTfmated reduction after
- ! the repeal of the excess profits tax
^ has become effective w-|ll be $818.
j 000.000. Thif will m**an a yield after - J
1122 of $-. 02.000,000. as against
83.iTO.O00.OiHj from the present Is*
i The yield during the present ftsca'
r j year will be about 12.250.000.000.
r! No opportunity was furnished for
. ja vote on the question of making
i the income tax changes retroactive
i I on income of the calendar year 1021
r ! A? tha bill now stands, income tax
I changes, including the repeal of the
, excess profits tax and the reduction
of higher surtaxes, become effectiv?j
on January 1. 1S22. Moat of tb
chances in miscellaneous taxas afe
' effective either upon the enactmert
I of the. bill or on January 1. lit>
Opposed by Mae Hepubllraaa.
, I Tho nine Republicans voting
against the bill on the final roll call
were Representatives Michaelson. of
Illinois; Beck. Ijimpcrt. J. M. Nels??n
and Vol St. of Wisconsin; Keller
' ar.d Clague. of Minnesota; Sinclair
s of North Dakota, and Woodruff, ot
& The Democrats who voted for the
o bill were. Ropresentati\*es Dupre
y and L*saro. of Ixtuisiana, and Camp0
bell, of Pennsylvania.
y One ot the important amendment*
t proposed by the Ways and Mean?f
Committee failed of adoption tx
f cause consideration of the bill w-a*
j, ended promptly at 3 oVlock under
f the terms of the st?eoial rule. Thir
was the amendment providing foi
the appointment of a commission
consisting of three Senators, throa
- Representatives and three members
c appointed by the President to repre1
M-nt the public, to investicata
^ tions relative to tax exempt s 1
v ties, and with respect to the pr >eed j
r tag on exn-nditpres and other sis*
g lar matters. The amendme- was 1
under consideration when tT e wne
" | called.
H i Nearly thirty amendmen a w#so
' ' adopted yesterday. Amor*. ti?e? Z
j was one repealing the tax on kPsA j
(* ing goods, so far as < ertai* gt-tidaa 1
U are concerned Thos*- i I
- the tax Include baseball? ba -kei*- j
s halls, footbslls. skates. 4k?*s. ta- 4
e boggans. snow shoes, ane i.*-.f-?rtne "
. and equipment. Other ftpontOft L
- gooda. including golf^ nuis (
equipment, will have a*' : * ?
,1 reut instead of the preset t 10 peijl
>. cent manufacturers' ta*
A number of amendm i rla.-ing
0 fire and marine insuran l' i
life insurance companies. o ereinflM^
e on the same basis of taxation a? MO*
insurance companies, wen tfoflR.
-| New Tax Bill Increases
1 Rale Paid by Corporation?
I The main features of the tax raviesion
bill passed by the Hons*
j Tuesday, are:
Repeal of the excess profits tax.
| effective January 1. 1*22.
Reduction of the surtaxes on
hich incomes from a maximum of
65 per cent to S2 per cent, effective
January 1. 1*22. J
Reduced taxes on incomes leas
than $5.P?0, by Increasing the exemption
for married persons frow*
$2,100 to *2.500 and that of each
child or dependent from $200 t?
$400. effective January 1. 1021.
Repeals "5(slissee" Taxea.
Complete repeal of all transpor*
tation taxes, with the exception ?f
those on parcel post, effective Jaauarv
Repeal of all the "nuisance" ?"d
luxury taxea. These include the
Ice cream, sold, water, "extra pe?'
CONTINUED OK PACK TWO.