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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1918 Industry and products, consequent upon the ("Delusion of the war. may result in sudden reduction of prices and wage iind even in unemployment, if we are not prepared to continue to .sell on i-redit to the extent that that may be necessary." Taking up the pending revenue bill, the secretary explained his Views as follows: "The excess profits tax rates, ap plicable to the calendar year 131S, !-hould not be greater than those pro vided for in the existing law of October, 117, and should be payable only in those cases where, such excess profits laxes would yield a larger return than Ihe proposed war profits tax. The SO Ver cent war profit taxes, applicable -to the csJendar year 1!18, should be re tained. (Contracts have been made dur ing past months in the expectation of a heavy war profits tax. Every ono is agreed that war profits should be taxed. They must be taxed now. "It is time to look tibead to the fu ture of American business and indus try. Our tax measures should be so de vised bs to encourage and stimulate j at her thnn to burden and repress them. 1, therefore, recommend the immediate amendment of the pending bill, so as 1o provid the taxes MINISTER IS lino HA Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, Nov. 14. John W. Davis, the newly a pointed American ambassador to Great Britain, who has been for some time In Berne attending; the con ference of American and German dele gates on the exchange of war prisonrs, arrived here today. The sitting of the commission at Berne has ended. iIr. Davis will sail for the United States next Saturday. He expects to return to London in December and take up his new post. John Garret and the staff of the American commission are with Sir. Davis. Mr. Davis said today that a conven tion concerning the exchange of pris oners was signed at 11 o'clock Monday night, but that the armistice, which that, with the collection of i had been- signed the same morning, levied upon war and excess i largely superseded the convention, as profits for the valendar year 1318, and payable In the year 1J1!, the. war and excess profits taxes shall come to an end. except insofar as may be neces sary to subject to these taxes profits which, though arising from contracts ctiirrod into during the war period, would, under existing regulations, tech nically be profits of 1019 and not profits of IMS. Would Plan Now For 1919. "It seems wise to provide, with the elimination for the calendar year 1911 of the war and excess profits taxes, for a sufficient revenue from corpora tion and individual incomes taxes, ap plicable to the calendar year 11)19, to make the total revenue payable during Ihe calendar year 1320 not less than $4.000,000.1100." After citing necessity of "adequate provisions frr amortization, conserva tive valuation of inventories, and the ascertainment of the minimum income, which shall be exempted" as applied to ward any excess profits taxes, Mr. Mc Adoo said: "I cannot overemphasiza the im portance of determining now the basis of taxation which will apply to the calendar year 1919, as well as to the calendar year 1918. Busi ness and industry and individual initiative and enterprise are entitled to know in advance the basis of taxation upon which all the activi ties of the nation must be conduct ed. Prosperity cannot be main tained if business is kept in uncer tainty as te taxation. "It is always unfortunate to be com pelled to enact a tax bill at the end of the calendar year, which would permit contracts and business arrangements. generally, to he entered Into with cer tainty, as to the' burden of taxation to borne. This is a gross injustice to business and to all forms of enterprise. It: is costly also to the people at large. :is they are required to pay higher prices for their necessities, because producers, in order to he on the safe side, fix prices on the assumption that tuxes may be higher than they nuhse Utiently turn out to be. Definiteness and certainty as to the basis of taxation j-bould he given in the pending bill, not alone as to the calendar year 1318, but as to the calendar year 1313. This will enable business Rnd enterprise to pro ceed with confidence and courage." the armistice provided for the imrned late release of American prisoners. The ambassador said that neverthe less the convention contains a number of suggestions which may be useful if they are made effective bv ratification by the two governments. He is taking a copy of the document to Washington with him. The terms of it will not be made public until it is approved by the American government. The question of the condition of pris oners was not before the commission. its duty being merely to provide for exchange. There were no reproaches from cither side across the conference table. It developed during the discussions however, that food conditions in Ger many were so restricted that every one was affected, prisoners suffering with the rest, and probably in a greater de gree. On the whole, conditions were reasonable, except in some instances where a severe shortage of food pre vailed. , o RETURN 2100 PORTO RICANS T0C1CEL1II M E Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. Munitions contracts for the army are to be can celled with caution, to safeguard in terests of labor and capital. All bureaus of the war department, it was learned today are maJting careful survey of outstanding contracts, and recommen dations will cover Industrial demobili zation Involved in cessation of work on guns, shells and equipment. Officials said today thus far only one contract has been terminated, an order for motor truck equipment, on which work had not been started and to can cellation oi wnicn all parties were agreeable. The process being followed subjects I any contract recommended for cancel lation by the particular war depart ment bureau involved, to rigid scrutiny hy the war labor -id war industries hoards, before the order can be issued. Even if the purchase and storage divis ion of the general staff and the director of munitions approve cancellation, be cause the material ordered is not deemed necessary to the military es tablishment, disapproval by either of the two civilian hoards is sufficient to prevent cancellations. uniciais saia today mat wherever a large number of workers would be thrown out of employment suddenly or a manufacturing plant be seriouslv em barrassed, cancellation clauses will not DC invoked until the manufacturer has made arrangements for personal con tracts. MERCHANT MARINE IS OF GREATEST NEED l,H!i.AiKII,I'tU, Nov. 14. Amer ican merchant marine and an Amer ican registry of shipping for this coun try were advocated by a number of speakers at a dinner given here tonight by the Atlantic Coast Shipbuilding as sociation, to delegates to the conven tion of (he Society of Naval Architects and Marine Kngineers. Homer I,. Ferguson, president of the Shipbuilders' association said there is urgent need of an American merchant marine, but it wil not come unless the people of the 1'nited States are made lo understand the necessity of it. They know now, Mr. Ferguson said, that this country landed more than 2.000.000 American soldiers in Kurope, but the ought to be informed that 75 per cent nf these troops were carried in British esseis, 20 per cent In interned German vessels, and but ten per cent in ves sels built, in this country. Lieutenant Commander Stevfnsoa Taylor, of the Fnited States navy, de clared the country's greatest need was a merchant marine "bo that it will not be dependent upon other nations to carry its commerce.' WILMINGTON. Del.. Nov. 14. Twenty-one hundred Porto Rican la borers who arrived here Tuesday and who were to be sent to Camp Bragg. Kayettcville, N. C, to do construction work, were returned to Porto Kico to day by the United states government. The men were recruited by the United States employment service to alleviate the labor shortage. The vessel which brought them here started on her re turn trip late today. IDAHO To" OPEN UP BOISE, Idaho, NOV. 14. The closing oraer oi tne state Doard or health, which closed schools; churches, thea ters and all places of public gathering Dccause or tne influenza epidemic, will be intea bunday, November 24, accord ing to announcement of the state board of health, Churches and thea ters have, been closed since October 10 and schools since October 21. VAN WYCK ILL IN PARIS GERMAN WOMEN BEG (Continued from Page One) PAR If. Nov. 14,-Robert A. Van Wyck, former mayor bf New York, city, is seriously ill here. Robert A. Van Wyck was the first mayor of greater New York, lie was reported as -suffering from the grippe at Taris in June. . o- POLES SEIZE WARSAW BERNE, Nov. 14. Vienna advices say that Polish soldiers have occupied royai palaces and Belvldcre at the PARIS HONORS DAVISON PARIS. Nov. 14. (Havasi Henry P. Davison, chairman of the war com mittee of the American Red Cross, was given a reception at the town hall to day. Mr. Davison was formally greeted hy M. Mourier. under secre tary for medical service, representing the government. Marshal Joffre was also present and was enthusiastically acclaimed. Dr. Chassaigne, of the French mili tary sanitary service, and M. Goyon, in addresses paid warm tribute to the work of the American Red Cross in Ihe war and M. Autran, prefect of the department of the Seine, praised the personal effort of Mr. Davisor?. A Combination of, . Good Qualities invrtes your attention to GrapAts No sweetening required. : No cooking. : Needs but little milk or cream. Fine with evapo rated milk. : Keeps indefinitely. Not a particle of waste. : A wonderfully attractive flavor "There's a Reason" for Grape-Nuts. Warsaw and also the military com manders' quarters. They also havfe taken possession of the German mili tary automobiles and arms and am munition. Polish officers are directing the German demobilization. Poles hold the post and telephone stations connecting with Vienna. The German police have been disarmed. Count Lerchcnfcld Moefering, the German civil administrator, has fled to r-: j: .-. . . .. . .r . . Diifcauier vienerai .tosepn Pllsuiski of the I'oIiBh legion for protection. O 1 , URGES INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS mistiee are not changed. We need the rolling stock of the railways to bring me iooa irom tne larms to the cities. It will be impossible to feed the soW diers of the occupying armies if we cannot get large amounts of food from overseas. The women and children all tne world over have been the innocent sufferers of this terrible war, but no where more than in Germany. Let it be through you, madame, to implore our sisters in the United States of America who are mothers like our selves, to ask their government and the allied governments to change the terms of the armistice so that the long suffering of the women and children of Germany may not end in unspeak able disaster. "For the National Council of Wo men of Germany. (Signed) "Gertrude Baeumcr, "Alice Salomon." The message to Miss Addams fol lows: "Poz, Nov. 1-1, 1918. "To Jane Addams, Hull House, Chi cago: "German women, foreseeing entire famishment and mutiny for their country, urge their American sisters to intercede in relief of truce condi tions, regarding terms of demobiliza tion, blockade, wagons and locomo tives. We arc free voters of a free re public now, greeting you heartily. (Signed) "Anita Augsburg." Miss Addams Not Advised CHICAGO. Nov. 14. Miss Jane Ad dams had not received a message of appeal from the women of Germany up to a late hour tonight. She said she had no intimation regarding the identity of Anita AugBburg, who was reported to have signed the plea. NEW PARLIAMENT TO BE SUMMONED AT ONCE WASHINGTON. Nov. 14. Perman ent government direction of standard ization of manufacture and conserva tion of materials, under a definite government agency, was suggested to day by Chairman Baruch of the war industries board, as a means of profit ing from war experiences. Properly ? onceived, Mr. Baruch said, a policy of industrial conservation and standardization in time of peace would save materials, money and labor and increase production. Standardis ation of types, he said, would lessen cost of production and consequently result in lower prices to the public. o . TO OPEN PARLIAMENT LONDON, Nov. 14. (British Wire less Service) A proclamation will be issued November 25 summoning a new parliament. Andrew Bonar Law, chan cellor of the exchequer and govern ment spokesman, announced in the house of commons' today. Nomina tions Will be made on December 4 and polling will take place on December 14. The date for the counting ot the ballots will depend on a bill now be fore parliament. If this bill passes without amendment the counting can be postponed until December 2s. Proroguing of parliament will take place on Wednesday or Thursday of next Week at the latest. On Monday an address will be presented to the king and moved in both houses of par liament in regard to the. war, and after the house assembles on Tuesday, an adjournment will be made to the royal gallery, where the king will receive the members of both houses. o HUNS WANT TO FREE 'EM HAVTLE, Nov. 14. Arrangements are being made for a resumption of train service between Havre and points in Belgium. Trains will begin running next Tuesday, when the government departments and members of the di plomatic corps will return. It is ex pected that parliament will he able to meet in Brussels by the end of the month. o NO HOPE FOR DESERTERS EL PASO, Nov. 14. That the small army of draft evaders now In Mexico need expect no clemency from the United States, was the announcement made today by G. T. Jones, chief spe cial agent for the department Of jus tice. The announcement followed the receipt of a letter from two Americans in Mexico, offering to return and serve their time in the army. GET READY FOR BUSINESS ZURICH, Nov. 14 Rumania's ul timatum to Count Karolyi's gov ernment to evacuate Transylvania was prteeded by a general mobili zation of the Rumanian army and the arrival of an allied army from the Balkans in Rumania. The entry of the Rumanian army into Tran sylvania was announced from Vi enna yesterday. ORTIZ SUCCEEDS ENBIQUEZ el. PASO, Nov. 14 Official an nouncement of the appointment of An dres Ortix as governor of Chihuahua waa received here today by Consul General Andres Garcia in a telegram from President Carranza, Ortis is a deputy in the Mexican congress and will resign bis seat to take up big new duties. He succeed Governor Ignacio Enriquez, who fled Chihuahua follow ing a quarrel with General Francisco Murgula, military commander of northern Mexico. LONDON. Nov. 14. (British Wire less Service) A significant message from the allied high command to the German high command has been sent out by the French government wire less stations. It reads: "The commanders of the German armies continue to propose to the commanders of the. allied armies fac ing them, that they should immedi ately hand over their war material and prisoners to the allies. The German soldiers In various sec tions of the occupied territory have apparently been getting out of hand. In some places they have attacked their commanders and raised the red flag of revolt. ITALIAN KING HAILED ON RETURN HOME ROME, Nov. 14. AH Rome turned out today to welcome victor Emanuel, the soldier king, who has been at the Italian battle front since the begin ning of hostilities. From the railroad station to the palare there was one black mass of cheering people. The king drove to the palace In an open carriage. After his arrival there he was forced to appear at the win dows several times, with the Queen, la response to the continuous storm of applause from the crowds without. o MISS WILSON TREATS FIGHTERS Fair PostponedMakes Sale Unnecessary ! aaPaPaM MHBB bHHBHHbWMbI npOGETHER with our New York office we "shopped" for many weeks, gathering strictly reliable, high grade garments to be offered during Fair Week, as "Fair Week Specials." But the Fair has been post poned and these exclusive garments Go on Sale, Beginning Today $69.50 125 Tailleur Suits $19.75 to 100 Serge Frocks $15.00 to $25.00 200 Wool Sweaters $7.50 to $11.75 75 Luxurious Coats $19.75 to $89.50 500 Georgette and Crepe Waists $2.95 to $9.95 50 Novelty Skirts $6.75 to $18.75 (We quote no comparative prices) "Established A Progressive' "One-of-a-Kind" " Was the watch-word in the buy ing of this collection of the sea son's style masterpieces. STYLE SHOP Corner Adams at First Avenue SHIPBUILDING WILL CONFORM TO NEEDS BASSICK FACES UGLY CHARGE OP RECEIVER WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 Shipbuild ing in this country ts to do continuca steadily, but the program of the ship ping board, based on war needs, will be revised and designs for ships will be I changed with reference to economical cost of operation, Chairman Hurley said' today, outlining the board's peace time plans. The continued need for building American-owned tonnsge is obvious," said Mr. Hurley. "Not only must we continue to supply our armies overseas and prepare to blng them home at the earliest moment compatible with safety. but Europe must be fed and supplied with the neecessary materials to permit the reconstruction of devastated areas, in order that both our friends and our enemies may become self-supporting, and the burden of feeding the world taken from our shoulders. "There are not enough ships in the world to cany on this work and to pro vide immodiately for ordinary com merce. For that reason only a limited portion of the. shipping which can be constructed by us in 1919 will be avail able for use in the ordinary commercial channels. For two months the shipping board has been making a complete resurvey of Its construction program and con tracts. Believing that the emergency war pressure which necessitated the speediest construction possible would soon end, the Investigation has been with a view to a replanning of the ships to be constructed from this date forward. It is planned that from now on ships will be built with special ref erence to suitability for special service, and with particular reference to the economical cost of operation, Including the motive power, cargo, space and speed. "It is also planned that these shall be built with reference to probable trade lines, so as to adapt them to par ticular uses and to Increase the speed of the turn around of the ship this be cause every unnecessary delay in load lng and unloading must be eliminated. Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK. Nov. 14. Alleging that more than 11,250,000 of the funds of the Aetna Explosives Company, Inc., had been paid to E. M. Bassick, a former Bridgeport, Connecticut manufacturer for "services which any clerk could have performed,' receivers of the cor poration today brought an equity suit against Arthur J. Morham, former president, and Ferdinand L. Belin, for mer treasurer of the company. Bassick was engaged by Moxham, it is alleged, to close contracts with the French gov ernment on a ten per cent commission, which eventually would have netted him $4,000,000. The receivers, former Governor Ben jamin B. Odell and George C. Holt asked the court to ascertain the dam age sustained by the corporation by reason of the alleged "negligent, im proper and unauthorized acts of the defendants,' and to compel them to re pay "all moneys which they have lost. squandered, wasted or misappropriated. o It makes no difference whit your wants may be, you can have them supplied by using and reading The Re publican's Classified Pages Arizona's Leading Advertising Medium. FEDERAL WORKMEN STRIKE TIE UP BASE FRENCH AND YANKEES ENTERING ALSACE CLOSE BIG SHIPYARD KEARNEY, N. 1.. Nov. 14. An nouncement was made today that the Foundation company shipyards here will be closed Saturday, after the launching pf the Acrema, the tenth and last wooden cargo carrier the company contracted to build for the Emergency Fleet corporation. Of the e.noo employes. 5,000 already have been transferred to other yards and the others will he distributed among east era shipyards. HEADQUARTERS OF THE AMERICAN FIRST ARMY, Souilly, France, Nov. 14. (By the Associated Press) Miss Margaret AVllson, daugh ter of President Wilson, is to sing at headquarters here tomorrow. In the- afternoon she will give a recital for the officers and In the evening an other for the enlisted men. Since Monday there have been daily concerts in Souilly and also at Toul, headquarters of the second army. The Ligny headquarters force Is now or ganizing. NEW YORK, Nov. 14. Nearly 5.000 workers employed on government con struction in Brooklyn went on strike today because of an order attributed to Secretary of War Baker which ter minated overtime and Sunday work, it was announced tonight by army and naval Officers in charge of the work. The strike, which affects an army base and a naval fleet base, started early this morning, but officers in charge did not then anticipate the sit uation would become so serious, as serting that only 400 or 450 men had struck. More Of the workmen walked out during the day, however, and it was admitted tonight that operations On the army base were virtually tied up, While those on the other jobs were seriously affected. Without overtime and Sunday work many of the men had been earning from $57 to $60 a week. NEUTRAL LOSS HEAVY 000 tons wefe damaged by German submarines. One thousand One hundred and ' twenty lives were lost in these disas ters. DISTINGUISHED YANKS RETURN TO "STATES" LONDON, Nov. 14. (British Wire less Service) Norway lost during the war 831 vessels, aggregating close on to one and a quarter million tons, ac cording to official statistics. In addi tion, 33 vessels of approximately 69,- NEW YORK, Nov. 14. Lieutenant Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., a youthful American member of the Lafayette flying squadron, Who escaped last summer from imprisonment in Oer- j many, arrived here today on his way home to Westbury, Long Island. H" reached Switzerland, August 2H, after tramping 100 miles through Gentian territory, following his escape from guards who were transferring him by train from Laehfeld to Rastatt. Hitchcock was shur tnrougn the thigh and his machine disabled in a fight trith three German planes on March last, and was forced to de scend within the enemy lines. Lieutenant Colonel Charles St. Whittlesay. leader of the famous "lost battalion" of the 77th division, who sent the Germans Word to "go to hell" when, after surrounding his bat talion In the Argonne forest, the de manded surrender, arrived On the same steamer 'With Lieutenant Hitchcock. HUN CRUISER AGROUND LONDON, Nov. 14 (British Wire-, less service) A big German cruiser is aground near Malmo, Sweden, accord ing to a dispatch from Copenhagen. The commander of the warship refused all proffered assistance. The cruiser is reported to have a large number of air planes on board. MINE SWEEPER BLOWN UP PARIS. Nov. 14. (Havas) The French trawler Pavot, which was be ing used to sweep mines laid by the Turkish in the Gulf of Alexandretta, the northeastern arm of the Mediter lanean. was blown up today by the explosion of one of the mines. Four sailors werekilled,. GENEVA. Nov. 14. (By the Asso ciated Press) It is announced from Basel that French and American troops have begun-occupation of por tions of Alsace evacuated by the Ger mans. The allies are being warmly welcomed by the population. . ' The Swiss postal authorities at Basel have requested that future correspondence be carried on only in the French lan guage with towns in Alsace-Lorraine. Allied prisoners who bare boen lib erated are being feted by the Alsa tiotia and Lorrainlans. Even the de parting German soldiers have frater nized with the people. Several Prus sian officers who attempted to domi neer over the troops war shot. The revolution continues compara tively peaceable in, the south German states, but further sanguinary disor ders are reported to hava occurred In Berlin, Essen and Danzig. A majority -of the Bavarian troops have quit the Tyrol hurriedly, as they were threatened with capture by the Italians, who are advancing: In. auto mobiles. Famine reigns In the Tyorl, especially in Vorarlburg, the western most district of Austria-Hungary. The Swiss are doing their utmost to aid the populace, as Vienna is power less to do so. o i tTse The Republican Classified Ads. foe Jtcguits-Jteaid., forPraflt. BUSY DRUG STORE'S Week-End SPECIALS Colgate's On.r Toothpaste.. 1 cake Jergcn,s Almond Soap 15c free 1 Bottle Hinds Honey CA Almond Cream OXJk, 2 cakes Palm Olive Soap free. 1 Bottle Cuticreain, One cake almond cocoa soap 15c, free. 25c 1 Jar Lady Helen QKn Cold Cream, OOK, 1 wash rag Value, 15c, free. All Standard . 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