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GULF OIL COMPANY DATA PROBE BEGINS Revenue Bureau Preparing Lessee Depletion Report for Senators. Internal revenue bureau officials •went to work today on the prepara tion of definite figures as to "lessee depletion’’ and oilier allowances granted the Gulf Oil Corporation, a "Mellon Company,” in tax cases lor. 11)17, 1918 and 1919 which resulted in it being credited with "net excessive payments” totaling |:’,.775.000. The figures were ordered yesterday b\ the special Senate committee which is investigating the bureau, and arc to be presented Monday when it resumes its inquiry. The bureau's records of the Gulf Corporation’s tax affairs meanwhile arc, in effect, im pounded hi - the committee, which, at the suggestion of Senator Couzens, republican, Michigan, placed Nelson T. liartson. solicitor of the bureau, and S. M. Greenadge. an official, under oath as custodians of the books to prevent possibility of a suspicion that they might be "tampered wtih.” Couxcn.s Sponsored Inquiry. Senator Couzens. republican, Michi- j gan. whose resolution brought about the investigation, obtained from A. C. Krnst, Cleveland. Ohio, accountant whose firm worked up the consolidat ed returns for the Gulf group com panies. a statement that the “lessee; depletion allowance” has been grant ed by the bureau in the 1921 Gulf set tlement. Turning to S. M. Greenadge. a bu reau official. Senator Couzens was told that Secretary Mellon did not approve the Treasury regulation granting "lessee allowance" on oil well deple tion until 1922. Greenadge said he knew of no other case in which this allowance had been granted prior to tile 1922 approval and added that the regulations effective in 1921 were to • the contrary. The question was long under debate in tin; bureau before a decision to grant lessee depletion was atrivd at. lie said. “Gulf Oil Knew If.” "The Gulf Oil knew it in 1921. but the public didn’t know of it until 1922." Senator ‘’ouzeiis said. "How Is the public to know if the regulation isn’t published until a year after the allowance was granted to a particular corporation?” Greenadge said the great majority of oil concerns knew the question was up and delayed settlements until the ruling was handed down. Solicitor Nelson T. Hartson of the bureau in terrupted to point out that when it was published taxpayers had the op portunity to have their cases reopened and collect refunds based on the rul ing. "I want to know what that allow- smmmmtwmmmmmmmtmwmmtmmttwmmtmma a | _ ~ tt -~w You will always find Sig- ♦♦ Xt m round’s prices lowest —be- tt U cause you have no credit g JJ §.losses here to overcome. We JJ tt i "- buy and sell for cash—which g tt Economy Comer means a saving to you. tt tt :7thend»StaN.W. 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Sports Coats—in wool- tt JJ silks and beautiful col- ty P es ’ m “ le attract,vc ly weaves, plsdds, 5 ♦♦ ©rings. novelty patterns. checks, etc. g ♦♦ Xt ♦♦ - ■■» «>♦ JJ Second Floor tt ♦♦ tt ♦♦ ■■ - ~ ♦♦ | J|l | Bargain Basement| JL >| A Big Saving Sale | I ’pUf Coats Frocks ||B|a | tt \fTj 5 Satin, Canton, Flat t'sSC "St JJ IT vSftsta »f| a New Soft No▼e 11 y Crepe, Charmeuse, Satin qnyyffiiirWA aa TT SaV'Jf jajs » Weaves; In Plain, Plaids Canton, Jacquard, Chiffon, T W 2+ X! fflcft' KjS M Stripes. Both worn- Taffeta. Women’s and <£& I 4« II IPS SB I en’s and Kisses’ slses. Kisses’ sUes. ee jjapi |g I Flare—Sports Straight- For Street, Sports and VLTA t 4 £w}' ptt I H"- Side-tie Wrap-around. Afternoon Styles. Affi, *1 , ♦♦ ||| $y .87 SO.BB I ASKS FUND FOR PROBE OF BOND DUPLICATION | McFadden, Head of Investigation of Brewer Charges, Seeks Necessary Assistance. Representative Louis T. McFadden of Pennsylvania, chairman of the spe cial committee to investigate alleged duplication of bonds and other ir regularities at the bureau of en graving and printing, as reported by (Tharles B, Brewer, a special agent of the late President Harding from the Department of Justice, today asked the House for clerical help and funds to prosecute the investigation. In a resolution he asks that he may bo authorized to employ such steno? graphic, clerical and other assistance, including accountants and statisti cians, as may bo deomod necessary, and that he be authorized to have such printing and binding done as the committee may require. Representative MacFadden asked further that all expenses incurred by the committee, including the expenses of such committee or subcommittees shall ho paid out of the contingent fund of the House on vouchers order ed by the committee and signed by the chairman of the select investiga tion committee. POLAND FLOOD MENACE GROWING MORE ACUTE Region North of Warsaw Threat ened by Dangerous Situation, Report States. liy the Associated Press. WARSAW, March 28.—The flood situation in Poland has grown con siderably worse, with most of the rivers over their banks. The Vis tula is the most affected. While the plight of the suburbs in the lowlands around Warsaw is not alarming, the towns north of the cap ital are in a dangerous situation, some of the smaller places being complete ly inundated. ancc meant to the Gulf people in dol | lars and Cents,” Senator Couzens tie. | dared. i Hartson said it would take time to ! produce the figure as it involved search of the individual accounts of Gulf subsidiaries. 1 nslodian Appointed. At this point Senator Couzens sug gested that the committee impound the Gulf records in custody of the scrgcant-at-arms. Hartson objected, questioning the legal right of the bureau to surrender possession. After a brief executive session, the commit tee solved the problem by putting Hartson and Greenadge under oath as custodians of the records until the committee resumes Us work Monday. THE EVEKINO STAR. WASHINGTON, I). €., FRIDAY, MAitCH 28. 1924. LA FOLLETTE GAINS; FEVERSUBSIDES Senator, Hi With Pneumonia, Shows Improvement—Bul letin Reassuring. After passing a comfortable night. Senator Robert M. La. Follett, of Wis consin. who is ill at his home here suffering from pneumonia, was re ported by Jiis physicians at noon to day to be "slightly improved.” Senator l.a Foilette’s doctors ex pressed themselves as much en couraged last night when for the first time in two weeks the patient failed to show' a temperature. He slept and rested all day and slept well again last night. When he awakened this morning the physicians held a consultation and found him to have gained strength from the continued rest and issued their reassuring bulletin through the senator's office at noon. Senator La Follelto has been con fined to his residence for three weeks, but until the past day off two has been able to attend to considerable busi ness, doing much writing and read ing. oven though in bed. and fre quently not stopping until late at flight. While in I’aris last fall returning front Itls European trip. Senator La Follette contracted a heavy cold, which developed soon after reaching Washington into the grippe, which confined hint indoors for six weeks. Upon resuming his congressional du ties he frequently complained of his inability to regain his strength and to participate actively in Senate pro ceedings. He was particularly anxious to take an active part in the debate growing out of the oil investigation, which had been undertaken upon a resolution introduced by him. and when the Derby resolution came up he delivered a speech which seemed to sap his reserved vitality. It was noted at the time that he did not throw into it his customary energy, and that the effort was taxing his [strength. He found It necessary soon’ thereafter to remain at borne. One of the most perplexing symp toms which had been noted in Senator l.a Foilette’s condition is a daily rise in temperature, and it was in the hope of allaying it that he was urged to remain in bed. Senator La Follette for many gears has given close attention to his health. About ten years ago he sub mitted to an operation performed by the Mayo brothers for the removal of gall stones, and about four years ago i returned to them for a second opera -1 tion for the removal of intestinal ad- TURK ASSEMBLY VOTES LARGE DEFENSE BUDGET Bill Carrying 27,000.000 Pounds Is Passed—lsmet Pasha • Hits Own Party. By the Aameiated Presi? CONSTANTINOPLE. March 28. The Turkish national assembly yes terday paused the national defense budget of 27.000.000 Turkish pounds. Former Premier Ismet Pasha, at a meeting of the people’s party, at tacked the party committee, accusing it of acting inconsistently and of being animated with personal ani mosity to himself. Ismet was the only government candidate undefeat ed in the people's party election last , week. $1,000,000 INSURANCE IS TAKEN BY VANDERLIP Accident Policy Made Payable to Research Bureau—Reports Satisfactory Results. By the A not la ted Press. NEW YORK. March 28. —An .acci dent insurance policy of J 1.000,000, payable to tho Citizens’ Federal Re search Bureau, has been taken out by Frank A. Vandcrlip. former banker, he announced yesterday upon his arrival from Washington. Mr. Vanderlip has established the bureau to investigate reports of gov ernmental negligence and graft and made the announcement in reply to questions whether he had received threats against his life. “The bureau is already getting re sults,” he said. "There are branches » in several parts of the country and j 1 am more than satisfied with what ! already has been accomplished. We | are doing the work that you news- j paper men should be doing, the work I that the newspapers have abrogated.” I hesions. Since then he has been sub- j Ject to functional disorders, showing 1 most frequently in attacks of nausea. ! At times the bilious attacks were i distressing, but quickly yielded to j treatment. Since the attack of gripis- : last November he has been subpect to ; bronchial troubles. dpt ®bilijttsbofii j : 006 to €l4 A ELEVENTH ST*, 50810614 A ELEVENTH Sl* rj : Tempting , Captivating i Suits Coats j) | J 25 • *35 W *25 i 39 75 | [ bl|P F sis‘ , I ► ■ |W || fi Again tomorrow —the Inexpensive £}£j ' - ► I 111 H I Dress Department is extending this rj p ~ ► —U||| H r most unusual privilege. They are, jfif |jj|i: J ~HI 11 |i indeed, remarkable Dresses —in Li|J]Q£- _ jj jj |ji||i ~ . I U ill II I" sin * let ? nesanclsmartcombination& — UJj soyT^4liiM^ ►j ■ \ *-l| |l || employing the most popular of the £ ►!« j/ seasons silks and cloths. Downy \ ► i Ml! MftTT o , wool. *25 \\ I 1 II Jh [ . >i —— ■, , „ , ert trlm y| ■ * , !— 1 ■*■ 1 11 ■■*— I ■■ 1 .... ■ ii,! ■ moi, C* I H We have been wonderfully fortunate in Fox Scarfs. $25 ] ► bringing such values into these two Made up in the large, fluffy, perfect effective designing—Downy Wool, Cut J groups. They preach Phihpsborn prestige skins—that are so luxuriously fashion- Chinchilla, Camelair, Twill Cloth. Fla- J 5 convincingly. Fine Twills, Velours, able. Choice of the popular brown mingo. Kasha Cloth —plain and sma rty g J ■ Men’s Wear Woolens, Hairlines, shades. patterned —and some trimmed w ith sum- m I J Tweeds, etc. Third Floor. nier furs. ► I Third Floor. . Third Floor. — I Tke Reigning Many Styles | ► ■ Small Hats fKKtt Black and White . - Tailored Hats High Colors | \ ( *ke Popular Price Section—for Saturday—a total of about J . bOO New Hate—meeting every phase of Fashion and catering to I * ever V individual taste. < \^ I j IBi===^=mi=^B&MH«&eMHßaa=sasani=^ni==ini—-^j^ 1 URGES U. S. TO AID EUROPEAN AFFAIRS Gen. Allen Tells Kentucky So ciety Active Participation Is Necessary. Participation in European aJTaira by the United States w r as declared as aii essential in bringing about a betterment of world conditions, by Maj. Gen. Henry T. Allen, former commander of the United States army of occupation in Germany, in an address before the Ken tucky Society at 2100 IClh street north west last night. "It Is important that the United States should participate in European conferences. Itecause without its participation they will never be com plete.” he said. Gen. Allen asserted that the after-effects of the war were more disastrous than the war itself, anil added; "We have not thus far been traveling a road of peace." Touching upon the Ruhr situation, he explained that the heads of gov ernment in France had felt that the I occupation of the Ruhr district was THE EVENING STAR COUPON. “THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT” R y Frederic J. Haskin. S Present this coupon and SI.OO at the Business Office of The Evening Star and secure your copy of the of th. unueo faOZZfa idciicSi and a 32-page booklet con taining the Constitution of the United States. Mall Orifi-I.—Add far »MU|t op to ISO mi Ira. Set 300 olln. Set BPratrr distance*. ask p«(tau* ter rate for X feuft £his is the book that is generally iceded to bo the moat authority e and understandable account of i working side of the Federal - viuvernment that has ever been Jhe Book That Shows L mcle written. Sam At Work necessary in order to maintain the position of prestagc over the enemy that was gained in the war. He said that in preparing to occupy the Ruhr France had found herself con fronted with that century-old ques tion of establishing herself in the Ruhr. "Had the question been put to a referendum vote of the people It is doubtful as to jual what the result would have been,” he con tinued. Gen. Allen said Ragland and other European countries were not in favor of the Ruhr district being occupied, explaining that it meant that their avenues of trade had to be cut off. The continued occupation will de pend largely upon the situation in France and Germany, particularly upon the political situation in France, he pointed out. Those in the receiving line, pre ceding flic meeting, included the offi cers of the society and Maj. Gen Lo gan Ftdand, Senator Richard P. Ernst. Miss Eleanor Beckham and former Senator Beckham, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Johnson. Judge and Mrs. McKem.le Moss. Mrs. Mary Pile, Representative and Mrs. Maurice H. Thatcher. Mrs. f’harles Hiker. Mrs. Maurice McCor mick. Mrs. W. K. Dennis and Miss Nannie Barbee. The program included a monologue by Miss Barbee, who was introduced as "the sweetheart of the society," and the rendering of a program of music by girls from the King-Smith studio. The president. Williams Jennings Price, appointed the following committee to nominals im Select Your Materials w&l l" Now for That j EASTER SUIT 1 | There is but little time to lose, if you I B would secure a carefully made garment, S and the assortments of our ALL , h WOOL MATERIALS arc more com | plete at this time. Join the ranks of satisfied | I. HAAS CUSTOMERS—who have their i H clothes tailored to their measure and cnjo> | the economy of longer wear —AT MODER -1 | ATE PRICES? | 3-Piece Suits j | Made-to-Measure V | As Low as y%J i Try iVT* Made | try-on IN’ THE l: \S Ii . j n the - which assures the perfect 1 • § we guarantee. City I I. HAAS & 8. | = Merchant Tailors ijSS 1211 Penn, Ave. N.W. I" 1 J SBB 1 “ The All ~ Wo ° l House» |gg I SSdl siiiitnmHiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiinii!it= officers for tlie next term: J Up john McCord, Chester J. Pitch. M i Rarbpc. Mrs, Thatcher and I.«» I«im *. ■ Kobinson. Dancing followed.