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BIG BUSINESS WATCHES FIGHT OF JULIUS
ROSENWALD AGAINST TAX LAWS
Big Business is watching with
hawk-like interest the efforts of
Julius Rosenwald to wriggle out of
the indictment charging him with
failing to file a tax schedule.
In Judge McDonald's court the mil
lionaire head of Sears-Roebuck is
fighting to have the indictment
quashed. If he succeeds in getting
away with it is will be a big victory
to all individuals and corporations
who exhibit shyness when it comes
to paying proper taxes.
State's Attorney Hoyne, through
his assistants, Hayden Bell and
Henry Berger, is putting up a warm
scrap to hold the indictment. This
morning Judge McDonald took the
arguments of both sides under ad
visement. Sidney Adler, att'y for Rosenwald,
is taking the position that the state
can not get a criminal indictment for
failure to file a schedule.
"If the contention of Attorney Ad
ler is upheld it will be impossible to
force the filing of personal property
schedules," said Attorney Bell. "We
contend those parts of the 1872 laws
which axe not in direct conflict with
the laws of 1898 were kept on the
statute books through the re-enactment
clause in the bill of 1898.
"This clause kept alive the provi
sion for prosecution on a misdemean
or charge for failure to file schedules.
It also re-enacted the form of the
schedule tb be filed for personal prop
erty." If Rosenwald wins Hoyne will be
powerless to force millionaires to file
their proper schedules.
Adler attempted to accuse the
state's attorney's office of holding an
imosity against Rosenwald. Berger
riddled that idea.
"Rosenwald's name happened to be
among some 150 names of those who
had nbt filed personal property sched
ules." explained Berger. "Four no
tices were sent to Rosenwald to file
his schedule before the matter was
presented to the grand jury. This he
declined to do. He is in the same po
sition as several other large property
owners. State's Attorney Hoyne did
not know Rosenwald's case was to be
presented to the grand jury until the
evidence had been prepared."
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MAN HURLS TWO CHILDREN
FIVE STORIES TO DEATH
New York, March 18. An uniden
tified man dropped seven-year-old
Sadie Liebman from the fifth story of
an apartment house, according to a
story told the police. In a few min
utes he reappeared at the window
and with a fiendish yell sent five-year-old
Sammie Liebman hurtling
to the asphalt, 60 feet below. -
The mangled bodies of the two
children were found by a man who
heard the shrieks of Miss Luba Ru
behelman. They were rushed to the
hospital still alive, but dying. Their
skulls had been fractured and both
had suffered internal injuries.
A general alarm was sent out for
Samuel Liebman, father of the chil
dren. The mother, prostrated at the
hospital, told the police she had gone
to a bakeshop, leaving teh children in
the kitchen. Earlier In the day, she
said, she quarreled with her husband,
who had been summoned to the do
mestic relations court.
BITS OF NEWS
Man with card bearing name L. E.
Craft, 29 S. La Salle, had arm broken
in attempt to evade arrest. Refused
to give name.
Cuno Coneargo, 950 Hop? st., ar
rested for alleged' holdup. About
$1,000 in jewelry found in "black
Frederick Ellis, vice president of
Armour car lines, fighting interstate
commerce copa'n quiz into business.
Filed briefs in Washington.