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IN TAXES URGED Accountant Group Sees Menace to Business in Shifts—Study Asked. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 23.— Declaring “taxation has become a bug a-boo in corporate planning,” the Committee on Federal Taxation of the American Institute of Accountants recommended yesterday the creation of a, "qualified non-partisan commission to conduct the research required for the unbiased determination of fixed principles of Federal incornetju^tian." The administration roaldf db ”noth ing of greater importance to assure the future stability of business,” the committee said in its report, copies of which were sent to Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau and other Oov ernmeni omciais. Must Know Basis. “Business can adjust itself to chang ing rates of taxation,” the report said, “but to face the future confidently it must have reasonable assurance of the character and basis of such taxation, predicated upon ascertained facts and not upon guesswork. * * * “The most confusing and perilous factors confronting those who chart the course of business today is that of taxation. Much of the uncertainty could be removed.” None of the taxation changes of the past two decades “have had such a devastating effect upon business" as the corporate surtax enacted in the revenue act of 1936. the report said, and in its list of more immediate recommendations the committee urged abandonment of the present form of surtax on undistributed profits. Urges Five-Year Average. “We urge the principle of taxing corporate income on the basis of average earnings for five years," the report said, “believing it to be in equitable to exact heavy taxes on the full profits of successful year* without relief in respect of unprofit able years. “The corporate surtax emphasize* this inequity, demands lire immediate dissipation of earnings by distribution, leaving a stripped exchequer to face lean years. A basis of average earn ings would correct this evil, and by the same token would assure less fluctuation in the level of revenue to the Government.” - — ■ 9 .. OFFICIAL TO PUSH CHILD LABOR FIGHT Katharine Lenroot to Seek Rati fication of Amendment by Eight More States. By the Associated Press. Katharine F. Lenroot. chief of the Federal Children's Bureau, served no tice today she will push vigorously the fight for the child labor amendment already ratified by 28 States, eight short of the required two-thirds. Miss Lenroot said she regarded a child labor amendment as absolutely essential to provide a ‘'sufficiently broad basis for co-operation between the Federal Government and the States." "An amendment is the only com pletely satisfactory solution,” she as serted. The eight States needed to put the amendment Into effect, she said, are not in sight now, but she expressed conviction of eventual success. States which have not ratified the amendment are: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia. Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Caro lina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont. Alabama, Louisiana, Missis sippi and Virginia. Hospital Seeks Pianos. An appeal for pianos to be used In the recreation room at the hospital was made today by the Red Cross office at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. MARRIAGE LICENSES Rockville. Herman Webster Moxley. 24. Gaithers purg_ Md.. and Julia Gertrude Hawking, IB. Etchlson Md. Italph Raynor. 47. and Mary Carmen white. 4.. both of Washington. Alexandria. Arthur Marcus. 32, and Mildred Paxton, 23, Washington. Hiriam V Raichert. 81, and Bvelyn O. Haire. 21. Washington. Allonzo R. Stanrlll. 22. Arlington County, and Anna K. Norma, 22, Waahlns ton. 5; 5“nt£, 5'-' and Josephine X. Kapsch. 31. Washington. Br^'W^Sa,^' ‘°d 8 I---—' k FREE HOME TRIAL with 1 TOUCH TUNING Liberal Allowance I for your old radio Maryland Electric Appliance Co. 106 Balto. Blvd., Hyattiville, Md. 3313 R. I. Avr, Mt. Roinier, Md. SEE IT . . HEAR IT . . In Our Showroom* GENERAL ELECTRIC TOUCH TUNING Liberal Trade-in Easiest Terms Held in Death GERTRUDE O’KEEFE, Who was booked by Brooklyn police last knight on a charge of homicide in connection with the slaying of her for mer fiance, George O. Frank, 47, a stock teller, who ivas found shot to death near her home. She is 37. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto. Argentine Warship Launched. BIRKENHEAD, England, Septem ber 23 </Pi.—Argentina's seventh war ship to be launched in Britain this year today slid down gayly decorated slipways, a spot of champagne on her prow. She was launched as the destroyer Misiones and cost about $2,000,000. MURDER CHARGE HOLDS TYPIST, 37 Appears in New York Police Line-up, but Denies Slay ing Ex-Lover. B> the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 23.—Cool and composed, Gertrude O’Keefe, 37 year-old Brooklyn typist, appeared in police line-up today charged with the slaying of George O. Frank, Wall Street bank teller who had quarreled with her over another woman. Frank’s body, with a bullet wound in the back of the head, was found early Tuesday morning only a few doors from Miss O'Keefe’s home. She denied the charge, Acting Capt. Leahy said, but admitted seeing Frank Mon day night a few hours before his death. She told police Frank had threat ened to kill her if she did not return letters he had written her between 1930 and 1935. Frank was to have mar ried Miss Grace Gilday Donehue, Low ell, Mass., harpist, next month. Miss O'Keefe turned over to police 178 letters, correspondence between herself and Frank. She kept them in a safe deposit bdx. She was smartly dressed in a black satin dress trimmed in white, felt hat and suede shoes. She answered ques tions put by Capt. Leahy without hesi latio nand in a firm voice. Capt. Leahy said she told him she had made a statement to the district attorney, that atae was employed by the Bankers Tr*t Co. as a secretary, had lived in Jprooklyn for 15 years and never hafHseen arrested before. The 178 letter* she turned over to police told of a love that had waxed and waned. In his letters Frank, at one time her fiance, addressed earn est protestations ' of affection. Her letters, of which she had kept car bon copies, questioned his sincerity. Miss O'Keefe, who came from Al bany nine years ago. told police she and Prank had separated after a quarrel two years ago, and that she had seen him but seldom since. Detectives reported finding a fully loaded revolver in the room in whifch the typist lived, but said it was not the gun which had killed the teller. B. & 0. PUTS NEW TRAIN ON RUN TO NEW YORK Streamlined. Sister to Royal Blue Takes Over Its Name to Make First Trip Sunday. A new streamlined train, sister to the Royal Blue, and to take over Its name, will be put on the Washington New York rur. Sunday by the Balti more <k Ohio Railroad, it was an nounced today. The old Royal Blue will become the Columbian and the former Columbian will become the Marylander. An other new train, No. 13, will be added to the Washington-Chicago run, leav ing Wayne Junction, uptown station in Philadelphia. 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