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Fair tonight and Saturday;
colder tonight.
Time Suitable to Judge and
’ All Parties Concerned Is
Difficult to Set
Work Could Be Done Com
mission's Way For $90,000
Says Black's Statement
Arrangements for the trial of the
action to determine whether or not
the Haggart Construction company
has a valid contract for paving the
Red Trail from *Bismarck east to
the state penitentiary are being hold
up pending the selection of a uau*
satisfactory' to all parties, w vs i, ~»ut
t at the Attorney General s oft ice today.
John Thorpe, first assistant attor
ney' general who will represent the
state highway commission in the case,
said he will be ready to go to trial
whenever arrangements are complet
ed and a date selected. It has proved
difficult to select a date at which all
of the important witnesses will find
it convenient to attend the hearing
and which will be convenient for one
of the several district judges to sit
in the case, Thorpe said.
Roadway Smoothed Down
The action was brought by Patrick
Sullivan a Bismarck taxpayer, to halt
the Haggart company from proceed
ing with the work after it had torn
up a part of the highway prepara
tory to grading it. Sullivan's conten
tion was that the Haggart company
had no legal contract. Recently the
state began smoothing the highway
tern up by the Haggart company be
cause it is obvious that the work
cannot be done this year regardless
of the outcome of the court’s deci
sion. A detour was designed by the
Haggart company around the place
where it began work but it has been
The cost of the work as provided
fv»r in the contract and the cost which
the state thinks is proper will be one
of the tributary issues developed at
the trial, in the opinion of highway
department officials.
The price for the 2.49 miles of pav
ing called for in the Haggart contract
is a little more than $123,000. It
, provides for bitulithic construction
on a black !> v ase, which is crushed
rock with an asphaltic binder.
Block’s Statement
A statement prepared by W. G.
Black, former chief engineer for the
state highway commission w"ho signed
the Haggart contract, prepared sev
eral months before his resignation,
recently was unearthed from the
highway commission files. The state
ment says:
“A considerable saving can be made
in the cost of constructing the peni
tentiary road, provided the plans of
this commission are adopted. The
contract bid for bitulithic or black
top for this road is $123,000. The
work can be done for $90,000 if con
crete paving is employed and the rec
ommendations of the commission
* ‘followed in this respect. This will
make a reduction of $33,000 in the
cost of this item alone. A small sav
ing can also be effected in the cost
of engineering. Under the plan con
templated by the county the usual
engineering price would be five per
cent of the contract price or in round
figures about $6,000. Engineering
costs if done under the commission’s
direction, will run about four per
cent, one half of which will be borne
by the federal government and the
balance paid from the state aid fund.
This should produce a saving of
about $2,500.
“How much nv»y be saved in con
struction costs by the employment of
••convict labor is difficult of exact
statement, but !t may be roughly and
conservatively said that the reduction
sliould run about SIOO a day. The
fact that the work would be done un
der the immediate ajid direct super
vision of this commission’s engineers
will insure the very best of construc
tion work.” »
Engineering Coats Too High
Black’s estflnatc of the saving
which could be effected in engineei
ing costs is much too low, in the
opinion of engineers now on the high
way commission staff. They explain
that the plans for the work as out
lined Burleigh county com
missioners provided for the engineer
*. ing work to be done by a private en
gineer and was based on the engi:
neering costs of grading and simi
lar work.
The fact is, they point out, cngi
-7 neering costs on paving contracts
are and should be lower than on oth
er types of work because of the rel
atively high cost of the project com*
pafred with the services which the
engineer is required to perform. They
estimate that state engineers could
do the work for one-half of one per
cent. The fact that enginering costs
on paving work arc relatively small
in comparison with the total expen
diture is the explanation, state en
gineers say, for tne startling showing
made by highway departments in
other states where most of the money
is spent for paving instead of for
grading and graveling as in North
Dickinson Man
Pleads Guilty
to Embezzlement
Minot, N. D., Nov, 6. — (JP) —Harry
Hill of Dickinson, N. D., formerly em
ployed as an insurance agent by the
Midwest Indemnity Company of Far
go, entered a plea of guilty to a
/‘•charge of embezzlement when ar
raigned in district court here today,
and his codefendant, Ray F. Connors
of St, Paul, entered a plea of not
"«ilty. Judge Moellring set Motiday,
November 9, as the date for passing
sentence on Hill.
Connors will be prosecuted on the
charge. State’s Attorney H. E. John
son said.
Nine Year Old Daughter,
Only Survivor of Blaze, in
Crilical Condition
Means of Escape Shut Off as
Father Turns Back to
Rescue the Family
Ballston Spa, N. Y„ Nov. 6.— (A 3 )—
Six members of one family were
burned to death by fire which des
troyed a bungalow er.riv t.n u ..y. 7 ':e
sole orphan survivor is in a critical
The dead arc: George* Kemp, 40;
Mrs. George Kemp; Viola Allen, 14;
Myrtle Allen, 9; Carol Allen, 10; and
Mareina Kemp, 11.
The Allens were children of Mrs.
Kemp by a previous marriage. The
Kemp children were born in Kemp's
previous marriage.
Beatrice Kemp, 9, sole survivor of
the family, escaped with her clothing
in flames. She summoned neighbors,
but they and the firemen were help
less. The nearest hydrant was a
quarter of a mile away.
When the flames died down the
bodies were found huddled in one
room of the one story bungalow.
From the position of the bodies, a
doctor judged Kemp had found a way
of escape and hud turned back to find
the rest of his family when flames
closed their way out.
Many Sided Plea Will Be Pre
sented By Defense For
Colorado Doctor
Littleton. Colo., Nov. C.—( A *) —With
both prosecution and defense search
ing for jurors who hold to diametric
ally opposed theories of life, the trial
of Dr. Harold Elmer Blazer, Engle
wood, Colorado, physician who is
charged with the murder of his 34-
year-old daughter Hazel, the “human
husk” who never developed in body
or mind, entered the third day.
As court convened the hope was
expected that a jury would be com
pleted by night fall. Although 12
prospective jurymen were in the box,
the defense still has six peremptory
challenges left and the state nine,
after 44 talesmen had been ques
Suitable Jurors Hard to Get
Defense counsel continued it s
search for men who hold that
temporary insanity is a justifiable
plea as well as the theory that the
taking of human life, under certain
conditions, should be sanctioned.
The prosecution on the other hand
was gleaning the panel of veniremen
for those who believe it is wholly
wrong to take human life under any
circumstances and who are apt to
scout a plea of insanity.
Dr. Blazer’s counsel will present a
many sided plea—temporary insanity;
that their client slew his daughter
“to make her happy,” that “the thing”
he slew had no soul and that his ac
tion, therefore, was not a crime.
Littleton, C’olo., Nov. 6. — (A 3 ) —A
jury to try Dr. Harold Elmer Blazer
on a charge of murdering his 34-year
old daughter, Hazel, the “child wo
man,” was obtained in district court
here shortly after noon today.
The defense accepted the jury while
it stiil had one peremptory challenge
unused. The state had used only 10
of its allotted 15. The jury that will
try Blazet consists of four farmers,
two carpenters, one lumber dealer, a
garage owner, an auditor, a former
poolhall owner, a druggist and a
All but two are married and six of
the men are fathers.
Gets SI,OOO From Carnegie
Hero Fund For Saving
Man From Drowning
Mankato, Minn., Nov. 6.— (A *)—
Heroism in saving the life of a tran
sient in the icy waters of the Minne
sota river here in April, 1917, was
rewarded today when A. M. Kircher,
local civil engineer received a check
for 11,000 from the Carnegie hero
fund committee, New York City.
Kircher, who served over seas in
1918, received a Carnegie medal for
making the rescue. He jumped from
a bridge railing amid cakes of ice and
took the man from the water after he
had gone below the surface.
Minot Pioneer to
Be Buried Saturday
Minot, N. D., Nov. 6. — (JP) —Funeral
services for Mrs. John Lynch, pioneer
Minot woman and mother of Miss
Blanche Lynch, formerly of Grand
Forks and now of Minot, will be held
Saturday forenoon at 9 o’clock fqgm
St. Leo’s Catholic church in Minot?
“More Children Would Make American Homes
Happier” Says Mother of 17 Sons , Daughters
Mere are Mr. and Mrs. William Kozim of Omaha and their seven teen children They are, >o|i row. lelt t<> right: John. Leon. Kate
William Jr., Rose, George. Virginia. Louis, Elizabeth and Adeline. Bottom row. left to right: Mrs. Koziol, Mr. Koziol, Ijieille, Dorothy
Bernice. Loretta, Marie, Joseph and Francis.
By NEA Service
Omaha, Neb., Nov. C. —American
homes would be happier if people had
more children.
This, at least, is the firm belief of
Mrs. William Koziol, of Omaha, who
is fully qualified to hold such an
For Mrs. Koziol is the mother of
17 children, all within a space of 30
Her children range in age from 2
to 32. Mrs. Koziol has reared them,
cooked for therti, done all her house
work, found time to take an active
[•art ii* the affairs of her parish
church and manages to keep informed
on public events enough to cast an in
telligent vote in every election.
Never Had Servants
Ami she’s done all of this without
a servant, maintaining her home on
Supreme Court Sustains Ver
dict—Must Hang on Morn
ing of December 3
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. C.— (A 3 ) —
Gerald Chapman sits in his cell in
the state prison at Wethersfield to
day, knowing that presumably he has
less than a month to live.
The notorious mail robber and con
victed slayer has lost his fight for
a new trial. The state supreme court
of errors decided against him yes
terday, sustaining the verdict of the
lower court which found him guilty
of the murder of Patrolman James
Skelly of New Britain on October 12,
Chapman now must hang on the
morning of December 3, unless pro
ceedings contemplated by his counsel
When notified by the prison warden
at Wethersfield that the supreme
court had ruled against him. Chap
man’s comment was “ftvas no more
than I expected.”
Chapman has lost his legal battle
for life a few days after the killing
by a detective in Muskegon, Mich.,
of his companion in crime, “Dutch”
Anderson, really Ivan Dahl Von Tel
ler, black sheep of A noble Danish
Chapman lias not been informed of
Anderson’s death.
Are Approved
Acting on recommendation of Pres
ident Thomas Kane of the University
of North Dakota the state board of
administration has approved the fol
lowing appointments to positions in
the university organization:
A. L. Lindberg to be bacteriologist
in charge of the branch public health
laboratory at Fargo in place of Miss
Delia K. Johnson, resigned. Lind
berg is a graduate of North Dakota
Miss Byrtlc Hvstad to be book
keeper in the office of the business
manager of the University, succeed
ing Miss Ruth McClintock, resigned.
Miss Florence Reese to succeed Ry
stad as assistant in the business man
ager’s office.
J. S. Johnson to be plumber at the
university, succeedin'' Herbert Allen,
relieved from duty because of illness.
Lewis Lenzen to be fireman at the
university power house.
Arthur Buckingham to take the place
of Claus Carlson for-two months or
more as night fireman.
Miss Pearl McConnachie as student
assistant in home economics.
Miss Jean Hutchinson as student
assistant in political science.
Thomas Doe as student assistant in
physical education for men.
Miss Rhea Shaw as student assist
ant stenographer in the university
music department.
Herman Ehrhardt as student steno
grapher in the department of
Morris Fitch as student assistant
in geology.
Unemployed in Great Britaip dur
ing the early'ipaart of September num
bered 1,345,500.
♦ lie not over-swollen salary of her
husband, who is a laborer.
An interviewer found Mrs. Koziol
in the kitchen of her home. She was
busy cutting out winter drosses for
the youngest of her brood from an
ample piece of heavy plain mater
ial. Long practice, acquired no doubt
ill the making of clothes for the doz
en or so older children, had made
her letter perfect in the task, and her
shears sliced through the cloth as
exactly as if she were a machine.
Little Lucille, Dorothy and Bernice,
the babies of the family, sat on the
floor pretending that they, too, were
making dresses. Another daughter,
Adeline, who is 10, sat at a sewing
machine sowing the pieces her mother
“It's just as easy to manage many
children as a few,” she said. “For,
when there are so many, they take
care of one another.”
Jones of Ohio
> Is Assistant to
Secretary Andrews
Washington, Nov. 6. (A 3 )—James E.
Jones of Ohio, who served as assist
ant prohibition commissioner through
out Roy A. Haynes' tenure as com
missioner, has been named second
in command to Assistant Secretary
Andrews of the new prohibition en
forcement machinery with the title
I of director of prohibition.
I While the 24 regional administra
tors functioning under the new or
ganization will continue to he direct
ly accountable to Mr. Andrews, in hi>
l new office Mr. Jones will have actual
j charge of administrative matters at
prohibition headquarters.
! Mr. Haynes will continue as eoin
j inissioner, to assist in the organiza
tion work, but his resignation is ex
pected in the near future in view of
i iiis indicated intention to enter the
gubernatorial race in Ohio next year.
Wan Who Shared “Elope
ment Fund” With Widow
Charged with the Murder
Elizabeth, N. J., Nov. 6. — (A 3 )
Seized by police as she heard Ku
Klux Klansmen pray for her mur
dered husband at his grave, Mrs.
Priscilla Clark, 23, and pretty, was in
jail today as a witness.
Joseph H. Cowen, iron worker, jew
elry salesman, and insurance agent,
who gave Mrs. Clark SSOO of their
$2,000 “elopement fund”, was also in
jail charged with murdering Wm.
Clark with a hanpner early Tuesday
at Hillside. Clark was a gold beater
for jewelry manufacturers. He was
murdered at 1 a. m. when he got out
of his automobile to open the door
of his garage. His wife and her
mother, in the car, said they did not
glimpse the murderer. A five-pound
stone mason’s sledge hammer was
found near the garage.
New York, N. Y., Nov. f». — (A*) —
Thomas Miller, former alien property
custodian, pleaded not guilty when
arraigned today on an indictment
charging conspiracy to defraud the
government, and was held in $5,000
Mr. Miller’s counsel asked Judge
Goddard for a continuance of a week
to give the defense an opportunity of
arguing a motion on the indictment.
The defendant was. told that he could
change his plea within 10 days after
decision oil the forthcoming motion.
The National Surety company fur
nished the $5,000 bond. Mr. Miller
himself appeared before Judge God
dard today but made no statement in
his own behalf beyond the formal
plea through his counsel.
‘i ii• • interviewer told Mrs. Koziol
of a recent magazine article by a
young mother who had complained
that the first year of her first child's
life cost her $1,00(1 and that she
couldn't afford another.
“Sup*, they’re expensive, these
small families,” snorted Mrs. Koziol.
“Mu' should nave 17 children, then
tlu-v’d make her a profit.’’
Mrs, Koziol lias the conduct of her
hoin " well systematized. Every child
is given a certain amount of spend
ing money every Sunday until the
time comes when he starts earning a
salary, tin Tuesday the grade school
children all line up with outstretched
[•alms and a coin for school savings
goes into each little hand.
The Koziols sec to it that each
child finishes a high school course.
Then the children go to work, turn
ing their wages over to their par
State 'Collected $92,003.58
During That Month. Treas-
urer’s Report Shows
Oil and gasoline taxes collected
during September totalled $92,003.58,
the highest in the history of the state,
according to statistics compiled by
State Treasurer C. A. Fisher. The
increased number of automobiles and
trucks in operation and the greater
n o of each motor vehicle because of
improved roads is given as another
At the same time a slight decrease
was noted in the amount of cigarette
taxes collected, treasury receipts from
this course being the smallest since
the sale of cigarettes was legalized.
Indications are, however, that the
treasurer’s estimate of $250,000 in
cigarette taxes for the first year of
the operation of the cigarette law,
which ends April 1, 1926, will be more
than realized. Collections of cigar
ette taxes collected since the law be
came operative are $150,331.10.
Where the Money Goes
Of the $505,568.84 collected in oil
and gasoline taxes for the first nine
months of 1925, $200,000 will go to
the state general fund and $15,000
will be set aside for refunds to per
sons who have made overpayments on
such taxes. The remainder is appor
tioned to the state highway commis
sion for use in road maintenance
Gas and oil tax collections for the
last nine months follow:
January, $23,330.47; February, $38,-
104.09; March, $27,185.96; April, $61,-
780.83; May. $54,317.33; June, $45,-
208.07; July, $76,377.45; August, $87,-
201.06; September, $92,003.58.
Hibbing, Minn., Nov. o.—(A*)--John
Hayden and Edward Sabattini, mem
bers of the present board of supervi
sors, township of Stuntz, and James
Kearney, a former member, entered
a pica of not guilty this aftc-r/.oon
when arraigned on an indictment
brought in by the grand jury charg
ing all three with “falsely auditing
and allowing a claim of $2,500 known
as the account of the Reiner Con
struction Company.”
The claim is alleged to be a “frau
dulent and not a lawful claim.” All
three men were defended by Attorney
John Gannon. Their bail was .set at
SI,OOO, which was furnished. The
bondsman are well known Hibbing
businessmen, John Curran, and An
dre Guyette appearing as bondsmen
fnr James Kearney; Joseph Rano and
Frank Fiola for Edward Sabattini and
Chris Osdtiek and J. J. Stukel for
John Hayden. The indictment charges
the two present supervisors and the
former official of “conniving to allow
a claim for road work, which they
knew to be fraudulent.”
The alleged warrant was supposed
to have been issued October 10, 1924.
The indictment mentions specifically
three account numbers referred to in
the nlleged deal, 1
cuts, after deducting spending money,
until they get married.
Make Good Bargains
“My older girls and I do all the
trading," said the mother. “We talk
things over and make pretty good
bargains. \\ e do all our own baking,
washing, sewing, fancy-work, evirj
thing. Hire anything done when
there are ten girls in the house? Not
“We rush through everything and
1 have plenty of time left for church
work, visiting and so on.”
Mrs. Koziol was born in Poland,
i Imt she is thoroughly Americanized,
I even to a marcel wave. She and her
husband own their own home a‘nd
have kept out of debt ever since their
“Large families? it’s the only
wav,” she says.
King Tut’s Body
Believed to Be
in Sarcophagus
Cairo. Egypt, Nov. «. (A 3 ) The ex
cavators of King Tut-Ankh Amen s
tomb have discovered what they be
lieve to be definite proof that the
body of the youthful Pharoali is ac
tually in the sarcophagus whose
splendors have aroused the admira
tion of Egyptologists.
Their find consists of tne inner cof
fin, shaped to lit the form of the
body. About this is a linen shroud,
adhering to and covering all the cot
fin except the face, on which are the
painted features customarily depicted
on such encasements. Ihe features
are believed to represent those of
Tut-Ankh-Amen himsclf.
Farmers ol‘ Fifteen Counties
Will Get Payments With
in the Next Week
Warrants for all hail indemnity
claims received from 15 of the 53
counties in the state now are being
written by clerks in the state audi
tor’s office and soon will be sent out
to the persons insured, it was said
today at the state hail insurance de
partment' office. They will be the
first installment on more than sl,-
000,000 which will he naid out by the
department this year.
The work <>f certifying the claims
to the state auditor rapidly is going
forward and should be completed by
the end of the month, Martin Hagen,
department chief, said.
All of the 15 counties included in
the first list submitted to the auditor
are in class one, which pays the low
est rate. The counties in which
farmers will receive hail indemnity
checks within the next wek are Bill
ings. Burleigh, (’ass, Emmons, Grand
Forks, Grant, Griggs, Mclntosh, Mc-
Kenzie, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail,
Nelson and Pembina, The total num
ber of counties in class one was 27.
Anton Messmcr, operator of a pool
room at Marmarth, Slope county, and
T, ’id Cornell a shoemaker living in
the same village, have been arrested
on charges of violating the prohibi
tion law, according to information
received here at the attorney gener
al’s office.
They were arrested Tuesday night
in raids by C. F. Meyer of the license
division of the attorney general’s
office and Sheriff Johnson of Slope
. Messmer also was found to be
selling cigarettes without state tax
stamps. His license was summarily
revoked and his place of business
A spider was found living at the
height orf 17,000 feet on Mt- F.verest.
Munv Others Put Into Ports
;;s Worst Storm of Season
Hils Superior
Canadian Passenger-Freight
er Hamonic Adrift With
Propeller Gone
Houghton, Nov. 6. (/PI- At least
one vessel is known to he in distress
and many others scurried for cover in
one of the worst storms of the season
which struck Lake Superior last night.
The Hamonic, a Canadian steamer
operated by the Northern Navigation
company, was reported with her pro
peller gone and being driven help
lessly by a 50-mile gale, 2o miles west
of Caribou Island and about 50 miles
northwest of Whitefish Point.
A radio communication telling of
the Hamonic’s condition was inter
cepted at Eagle Harbor.
The vessel is a passenger and packet
freight running between Sarnia, Ont.,
and Duluth. It was considered im
probable she was carrying passengers
this late in the season. She carries
a crew of 40 men.
Other Ships Near By
The steamers Thomason and Pais
ley were within call of the Hamonic,
the Eagle Harbor coast guard said,
and added that it has been impossible
to establish radio communication
with Whitefish Point, indicating tnat
coast guards from there might have
gone to tier assistance.
Sarnia, Out., Nov. 6.— (A 3 ) —The
steamer Harmonic, reported adrift off
Caribou Island, Lake Superior, is rid
ing easily and in no danger, says a
message received by the Northern
Navigation company this morning.
The message confirmed the report
that the propeller was gone but, in
view of the abatement of the storm,
no anxiety is felt by the company
offices here. The steamer carries no
Port Arthur, Ont., Nov. 6. (A 3 ) -
The storm prevailing over Lake Su
perior is one of the worst experienced
in years, Captain Pyette of the steam
er Midland King declared on coming
into port today.
Last night, with the temperature
hovering around. zero, the lake was
churned into a maelstrom, the wind
reaching as high as 60 miles an hour.
The steamer Hamonic, which lost
her propeller in the storm and drifted
down the lake, is safely sheltered un
der the lee of Caribou Island.
Plenty of Action, Thrills,
Fighting in Prohibition
Work, Says Speaker
i Chicago, Nov. 6.— (A 3 )—A challenge
to American youth to enlist for ser
vice in defense of the constitution
with plenty of action and danger
assured, was issued today by the Rev.
•M. J'. Boynton of Chicago in a
memorial service at the Anti-Saloon
League convention for the nearly 50
prohibition officers killed in action.
“We have now the full equivalent
of war," Rev. Boynton said, “with
greater hazards for the prohibition
soldiers than the men at the front
in the world war.
“These men who fell in the line of
duty upholding the flag and the con
stitution had no barraire of fire clear
ing the way ahead for them. They
went, often singly and at night, into
dangers from moonshiners, bootleg
gers and rum runners just as desper
ate and vicious as the enemy in the
world war. And their ranks suffered
a far higher percentage of casualties
than the American army in the world
Are Patriotic
“Many of them were attacked by
mobs; some of them broken down by
exposure and all of them are as sure
ly patriotic martyrs for their coun
try’s honor and glory as those who
sleep at Gettysburg and Flanders
“If any of the young college men
of today want action, thrills, and a
chance to fight for their country, I
urge them to report to General An
drews. I assure them they will have
all the red-blooded fighting they will
I Weather Report I
» .... »
Temperature at 7 a. in 18
Highest yesterday 29
Lowest last night 17
Precipitation to 7 a. m 0
Highest wind velocity 18
For Bismarck and vicinity: Fair
tonight and Saturday; colder tonight.
For North Dakota: Fair tonight
and Saturday; colder tonight.
Weather Conditiona
An extensive high pressure area,
with its center over the northeastern
Rocky Mountain slope, has been ac
companied by colder weather over the
Northwest. Temperatures dropped
about 10 degrees in North Dakota
and Montanu and 16 degrees below
zero was recorded at Edmonti'.i, Al
berta. Snow flurries occurred in the
Great Lakes region and over the Can
adian Northwes't while rain is falling
in the south«rn Plains States. Else
where the vjather is mostly fair.
That For Single Persons to
$1,500 and For Married
Persons to $3,500
Burden of Seven Million Tax
payers Will Be Reduced
By Latest Plan
Washington, Nov. 6. — (A 3 )—More
than $200,000,000 of the annual bur
den of 7,000,000 federal income tax
payers would be removed under in
come rate revisions voted by the.
house ways and means committee in
preparing a revenue. The committee
yesterday voted a reduction in the
maximum surtax rate of 40 to 6(1
per cent, pared down the normal
rates and increased the personal ex
emptions. ,
By increasing the exemptions from
SI,OOO to $1,500 for single persons and
from $2,500 to $3,500 for mar
ried persons, the coinin ill e c
relieved more than one million
persons in the small income class
from the necessity of [laying any tax
as well as reducing the burden of all
others on the federal tax rolls.
In deciding also to retain present
provisions of the law allowing a 25
per cent reduction on earned incomes,
the committee reserved decision on
the question of income. The present
income limit is SIO,OOO to which such
reduction applies.
New Rate
Tht' new normal rates voted by the
committee would reduce from two
per cent to 1 1-li per cent the rate on
the first $4,000 of taxable income,
from 4 per cent to .‘1 per cent the rate
on the next $4,000, with a six per cent
levy instead of the present five per*
cent, applying on taxable income in
excess of SB,OOO.
The maximum surtax rate approved
by the committee is that proposed by
Secretary Mellon and the normal
rates taken with retention of the
earned provision are along the lines
suggested by the treasury.
in absorbing more than $200,000,000
of the $300,000,000 surplus available
for tax reduction on the income tax
reductions the committee is believed
to have shut the door to any resolu
tion for repeal of the estate or in
heritance tax.
Washington, Nov. 6. — (A 3 ) —The lim
it on which 25 per cent deduction for
earned income may be made by tax
payers was raised today by the house
ways and means committee from
SIO,OOO to $20,000.
The committee, which is framing a
new tax bill, rejected proposals to
repeal the capital stock tax and mod
ify the corporation levy of 12 1-2
per cent.
Suggestions that more corporations
be allowed to file as partners and
that partners in some instances be
allowed to file returns as corpora
tions were turned over to a subcom
Will Save Seven Million
By extending the limit to which tlie
earned income credit may be applied,
it was estimated taxpayers would be
saved $7,000,060 annually.
The committee voted also to make
the graduated surtax rates hegin at
one per cent on the amount of in
come in excess of SIO,OOO. The scale
u |i to the 20 per cent maximum on
the amount of income in excess of
SIOO,OOO is to be worked out.
Under revised estimates Chairman
Green figured that the changes so
far voted by the committee would re
sult in a loss of revenue aggregating
$190,000,000 annually.
Firemen From Neighboring
Cities Called to Aid in
# Extinguishing Blaze
St. Cloud, Minn.. Nov.t 6.—( A ’)—
Four fire departments were called to
Clear Lake early this morning to bat
tle a stubborn blaze which for a time
threatened to wipe out the village,
situated on the Jefferson Highway 12
miles south of St. Cloud.
Discovered at about 3 a. m. today,
the fire already had made rapid head
way at the Frank Henkenmeycr res
taraunt and dance hall and was eat
ing its way into a small creamery
shed owned by John Fueker. Unable
to cope with the steadily mounting
blaze, Clear Lake firemen summoned
aid from St. Cloud, Becker and Clear
water fire departments, apparatus
from which arrived within a quarter
of an hour.
SIO,OOO Damage
A combined grocery store and meat
market started to burn and one side
was gutted out in addition to a con
siderable stock being ruined. The
store was owned by C. L. Mosform,
Sherburne county sheriff.
Fanned by a light wind the fire,
in the heart of the business section,
threatened to take several more store
buildings and several residences, but
citizens formed a fire fighting aux
iliary to protect adjacent property.
It was estimated early today that the
loss probably would exceed SIO,OOO.
State Auditor John Steen, former
treasurer of the national association
of state auditors, treasurers and con
trollers, will leave next week for
Miami, Florida, to attend the annual
convention of that organization.

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