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By ‘little nr
More Credit and Tax Cuts
Sought, Monopolies and
Chains Hit.
»T the Associated Press.
At least 50 organizations of small
business men have sprung up since
the February “little business" confer
ence, Commerce Department officials
estimated today.
Literature received here indicated
the more active groups have platforms
opposing chain stores and monopolies,
and seeking tax revision and more lib
eral credit.
Commerce Department officials said
they had recognized no one group as
an official spokesman, but regarded
most of them as bona fide. Some are
being investigated by Better Business
Bureaus, however, and at least one per
son has been arrested (in Columbus,
Ohio) for soliciting funds for a bogus
Dozen Form Council.
One offshoot of the national first
meeting here was the American Small
Business Council, composed of the
dozen men who talked to President
Leslie E. Sanders of Orlando, Fla.,
a member of this group, has charged
the Commerce Department with trying
to squelch further activity. He said
the committee would meet, nevethe
less, in Washington Friday to prepare
for Nation-wide organization on a
permanent basis.
Then there is a federation headed
by W. P. Ames of Arlington, Va.,
which asserts its non-partisan charac
ter, while its rivals charge Democratic
Other Groups Formed.
Another of the organizations is
headed by Dewitt Emery of Akron,
Ohio. New England is represented in
still another, headed by Alfred C.
Gaunt of Methuen, Mass.
There are other groups in New York
City, Rochester. N. Y.; Toledo, Ohio,
and Princeton, W. Va.
Each of the organizations contends
It has a mission that has been
neglected by other business associa
tions. which Commerce Department
files show total at least 11,000.
Margaret Reed Dooley, soprano,
well-known concert singer and an
alumna of Trinity College, gave a re
cital at the school last night. She
was accompanied by June Burgess at
the piano.
Miss Dooley was graduated from the
school in 1924 and after studying in
Germany returned to this country,
where she had a number of engage
ments with the San Carlo Opera Co.
lighting Devices Explained.
Washington and Baltimore mem
bers of the Illuminating Engineering
Society, meeting here last night, heard
Samuel G. Hibben, illumination engi
neer with the Westinghouse Electric
& Manufacturing Co., explain new
developments in lighting.
American Boats
Must Be Used
By U. S. Aides
Government employes in foreign
service will have to govern their vaca
tion periods by the sailing dates of
American vessels if they hope to col
lect travel allowance pay, Acting Con
troller General Elliott told Secretary
of State Hull in a decision made pub
lic yesterday.
A ruling was prompted in the case
of Theodore J. Hohenthal, vice consul
at Bombay, who has been ordered to
the United States on home leave and
will not be able to get an American
•hip until May 31. The Secretary of
State asked if under the circum
stances the law prohibiting Federal
employes from traveling on foreign
ships except in an emergency could
be waived, so that Mr. Hohenthal
might use a foreign vessel as far as
Port Said where he could take an
American ship for New York.
Mr. Elliott said no.
“Travel by an officer or an employe
pursuant to a leave of absence is not
of such a nature in so far as the
Government is concerned, that it can
not be performed at such times as an
American vessel will be available
therefore,” he said.
G. W. Co-Eds Illustrate Monotony
! A scene from “Variations on Monotony,” to be given as part of a dance program by
Orchcsis, George Washington University dance group, March 22 at 8:15 p.m. at Roosevelt
High School The dance consists of a monotonous background of a treadmill effect in two
i four time, from which groups break away from time to time, only to return again. Other num
bers include “Campus Froth,” an original comment by the girls on the‘‘soft soap” handed down
by campus politicians each year just before election time. Miss Elizabeth Burtner, instructor
in physical education, directs the group. —Star Staff Photo.
Department Representatives Are
Named to Collect Funds for
Police Program.
Government departments and bu
reaus are preparing to aid in the
$75,000 Police Boys' Club campaign
opening Sunday, J. Leighton Corn
well of the Department of Justice,
chairman of the Government units
for the campaign, declared today.
The drive already has been indorsed
by numerous Federal heads, Mr. Corn
well said, including Attorney General
The following have been designated
to accept contributions from employes
of their respective departments and
Commerce, E. W. Libbey; Labor,
i Samuel J. Gompers: Justice, Mr. Corn
! well; State, Edward Yardley; Treas
i ury, Frank A. Birgfeld; War, Miss
Mary Oliver; Agriculture. Joseph Ha
ley; Commodity Credit Corp., Guy G.
j Chase; Federal Trade Commission,
{ A. N. Ross; Security Exchange Com
; ~-!
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Orders taken now for later delivery
if desired.
Special Prices an Upholstering
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Upholsterers' Supplies and Mill Ends
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Opposite Goldenbers’a.
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Thomason; General Accounting Office,
Reed F. Martin; Inland Waterways,
Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper; Archives, Col
las G. Harris; National Youth Admin
istration, Sam Gilstrap; Pan-Ameri
can Union, William V. Griffin; Board
of Tax Appeals. Robert Tracy; United
States Marshal's Office, Thomas E.
Rising retail prices are causing in
creasing demands for higher wages
in France.
Library Checkroom Attendant
Finds Oddities in Packages.
ms ANGELES (/P).—Stella Van
Wagner runs the free checkroom at
the public library, and has got over
being surprised at the things people
carry around.
She has checked doze as of canaries,
bowls of goldfish and a sick, but talk
ative parrot. One- quiet elderly wom
an left a shoe box punched full of
holes. Miss Van Wagner looked inside
and saw a big snake.
O’Donnell’s Pharmacy—14th A Colorado Avc.
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regular rates are charged.
The new Linceln-Zephyr V-12
reflects the Lincoln habit of
quality, is built the Lincoln way
—yet it brings its own newness
and distinction to the medium
price field. Once you take the
wheel behind its V-12 engine,
you'll revise all your ideas of
performance, of driving ease, of
riding comfort and all around
motoring contentment. Ask your
Lincoln-Zephyr Dealer to let you
drive tomorrow’s car—today!
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Better Chance to Compete
With Canada in British
Markets Desired.
The American lumber Industry to
day strongly urged that the United
States seek tariff concessions from
the United Kingdom which would
permit this country better to com
pete with Canada for the British wood
The spokesmen for the National
Lumber Manufacturers’ Association
and the West Coast Lumbermen’s As
sociation who appeared before the
Committee for Reciprocity Informa
tion, holding hearings on the pro
posed British trade agreement in the
Commerce Department Auditorium,
included W. S. Culbertson, former
Ambassador to Chile; W. B. Greeley
of Seattle, former United States chief
forester, and Dr. Wilson Compton,
secretary-treasurer of the National
The lumbermen pointed out that
the imperial preference method of do
ing international business, in vogue
among the members of the British
Commonwealth of Nations since 1932,
when the Ottawa agreements were
signed, was in fact discriminatory
against the United States, because
the United Kingdom and Australia,
formerly big buyers of United States
timber, now buy from Canada the
wood they used to purchase here.
Committee Divided.
As the third day of the hearings
began the Committee for Reciprocity
Information divided itself into four
sections in order to complete its
business more quickly.
While the "export items” division,
of which the lumber interests are a
part, met in the Commerce Depart
ment, the "wool group, textiles, ex
cept cotton, and ceramics” met at
the Federal Tariff Commission, Eighth
and E streets N.W.; the "cotton tex
tiles and sundries” met in the ball
room of the Raleigh Hotel and the
"chemicals, wood and paper, agricul
ture and beverages” met in the audi
torium of the National Museum, Con
stitution avenue and Tenth street
Four hundred witnesses are expect
ed altogether on the question of
whether reciprocal concessions should
be granted by this country and the
United Kingdom, including her co
lonial empire, in accordance with the
four-year-old law which permits the
administration to lower or increase
the duties in the Smoot-Hawley tariff
by 50 per cent.
The agreement between the United
States and Czechoslovakia, the seven
teenth in the freer trade program of
Secretary Hull, was formally pro-1
claimed last night by President Roose
velt, who pointed out in a letter to
Secretary Mongenthau that its low
ered tariff provisions are extended to
87 countries besides Czechoslovakia
under the most-favored-nation clause.
Germany Exempted.
Germany, however, was specifically
exempted from the benefits of all
agreements made under the Reci
procity Act. However, Austria was
included among the nations which
enjoy special tariff advantages. The
President wrote Secretary Morgen
"Because I find as a fact that the
treatment of American commerce by
Germany is discriminatory I direct
that the proclaimed duties shall not
be applied to the products of Ger
The lowered duties on the imports
from Czechoslovakia covered in the
agreement become provisionally ef
fective here April 16. Final effective
ness will be declared when the agree
ment is approved by the Czechoslo
vakian National Assembly.
Greece has decreed that at’ figs must
be picked by hand.
Local Tax Situation Will Be
Discussed Tonight.
The local tax situation will be dis
cussed at 8:15 o’clock tonight at a
meeting of the District Chapter, Na
tional Lawyers’ Guild, in the old In
terior Building.
Rufus Lusk, president of the Wash
ington Taxpayers’ Association, and
Prof. Arnold Tolies of the Citizens’
Committee on Fai- Taxation will speak.
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