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Tax Deduction Plan Opposed WASHINGTON. OP) Senator Taft (R-O.l forecast today that the senate finance committee would strike from the house-approved tax bill a proposal to collect individual income taxes by installment deductions from the pay envelopes of the nation's workers. The senator who has opposed this section of the new $6,271,000,000 tax bill, said that while he had made no canvass of committee sentiment, he believed a majority of members was inclined to vote against the proposal because of the steep increase it would bring in the collection of taxes from individuals in 1943. The projected collection levy, which would go into effect next Jan. 1, would provide for the deduction by employers of five percent less some exemptions of the periodic pay check of approximately 30.000,-000 persons who work for wages. The deductions also would apply to dividends and interest payment. The individual ultimately would pay out no more, since the amount collected in advance would be credited against his regular income tax liability, but during 1943 his tax bill would add up to 24 percent ot his wages in the ordinary brae- ATift said he thought a normal and surtax of 19 percent was enough for this class of people In pay, but Randolph Paul, assistant cretary, said the treasury wanted 3fie advance collections because they would act as a further brake against inflation. There was some indication that the senate committee also might reverse house action on estate taxes. The present law exempts the first $40,000 of life insurance, with a further specific exemption of $40,000 for each estate, regardless of whether any life insurance was held. Thus an estate could total $80,000 without this special tax being levied. At the treasury's suggestion, the house abolished the life insurance provision and made the tax applicable to all estates totaling $60,000 or more, a move the treasury conceded resulted in the loss of $15.000!000 in revenue. Colonel Haggard To Speak Tomorrow Col. Robert A. Hoggard, principal of the Salvation Army's training college in Toronto, Can., will be the guest of the local corps tomorrow and will take part in both the morning and evening services. He is at present vacationing at the .organization's rest home at Mon-mWh Beach. T5onel Hoggard will be accompanied by Mrs. Hoggard Who will give the main address in the morning service. Music w ill be supplied by Ma.ior and Mrs. Gennery. mem I ers of the faculty of the Toronto raining college. The corps band w!l also take part. ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIALS for HOME and BUSINESS REPAIRS Itoilroxl 2nd Aim. TeL It A. t. ...PLAYING EVERY NIGHT... 'At the Show Place of the Shore 13 4 1 SW ft v? , g - 1 'Sl.' a Fritadt. twlBg-ciii. ' ' J counlfjnMi . . . juit Und Ijj jjL JtJi(l P chtl I Johmnic'&at" i ffm Cover k Sea Girt Inn For Reservations Phone Spring Lake 2648 or 2919 Route 4N WAR BOND DANCE ON "SWING LANE" Crowds jammed New York night club row on Fifty-second street to attend a street dance at which Navy to Launch Plane Carrier NEWPORT NEWS. Va. (P) Implementing the growing emphasis on air power, the navy will launch the U. S. S. Essex first aircraft carrier built since the United States entered the war at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company plant next Friday. Mrs. Artemus L. Gates of Locust Valley. Long Island. N. Y.. wife of Ihp avtietant sprrplarv nf lhf navv or jlr win chrjsten the Essex, the fourth ship in United States naval history to bear the name. Maids of honor will be two of Mrs. Gates' nieces. Alessandra and Anne Cheney of Saunderstown. R. I. The Essex will take to the James river with ceremony cut to a minimum by wartime restrictions. Few persons other than the sponsor s party, high ranking naval officers of the fifth naval district and shipyard officials, will be present. An $8,500,000,000 naval expansion program approved by congress a month ago played heavy emphasis on construction of aircraft carriers. The measure provided for thousands of tons of fighting ships in- cluding sufficient carriers to make the United States navy superior in this category to all other nations combined, naval officials said. Workman Gets Award Harrq Lanning. 1008 Asbury avenue, was awarded $760 in compensation court today by Deputy Commissioner Harry H. Umberger. Mr. Lanning was injured June 16, 1941. while working for the Warren-Balderstein company of Manasquan. He suffered injuries to the lower part of his back and pelvis while lifting a radiator. Thomas F. Shebell represented the petitioner. The average age at death of physicians in the United States in 1941 was 65.9 as compared with 66.3 the previous year jj j pi H H g H jg g H IU gp gl gij Ao Admission Charge ASBURY PARK EVKNING PRESS (THE EVEMNT, NEWS), SATURDAY, JULY 2"k 19t2 American, Jap Nationals Complete First Exchange LOURENCO MARQUES, Portuguese East Africa. (Delayed) (Pi The first diplomatic transfer of nationals between the United States and Japan since the start of the Pacific war was completed here today when more than 1.100 North and South Americans boarded the Swedish liner Gripsholm to take the places vacated by Japanese diplomats and their families brought from America. The Americans arrived here on the liners Conte Verde and Asama Mai n. They walked down the gangplanks of the two ships as the Japanese on the Gripsholm and the two groups moved along the quay in parallel lines to their new staterooms. A line of railway cars had been drawn up on the quay, separating the Japanese and Americans as they marched to their new ships. Soon after moving to the Gripsholm, the Americans were permitted to disembark and tour the city. The exchange was supervised by the Portuguese foreign office. The North and South Americans brought with them from Japan and Japanese occupied territories stories of their existence in the Orient un- der Japanese supervision. Some of these accounts told of hunger, cold and threats (rour Associated Press correspondents arrived with the group. Following are portions of a composite story on conditions in Japan and Japanese - occupied territory written by the correspondents. Some parts of the story are omitted to conform with official requests from Washington that nothing be done which could interfere in the slightest with the welfare or repatriation of Americans still in Japanese-occupied territory. The correspondents are Max Hill, chief of the foiriicr Associated Press bureau in Tokyo: Relman Morin, who was in Indo-China; Joseph Dynan, who was in Tokyo, and Vaughn Meisling, who w as in Hongkong at its capitulation.) Threatened with Beheading Some of the returning Ameriran nationals reported that some prisoners were threatened with the guillotine by Japanese authorities seeking to obtain admissions of guilt from men charged with espionage. There were no known cases in Japan of physical abuse of women or children among the prisoners, but some men were told their wives and children would be made to suffer if they did not confess to espionage charges. (These reports are those of in Mantolokiii" Gels First Aid Hospital (Special to The Press) MANTOLOKING Mayor George I. Seidler reported to boro council last night that a vacant office opposite the boro hall has been converted into a first aid hospilal by the defense council. The office, formerly owned by the late Joseph Stillwell, has been equipped with a telephone. Solicitor Frederick Marsh was empowered to write to fire commissioners of District 1, Brick township, requesting payment of $50 to the Mantoloking fire company for protection afforded property at Normandy Beach. No action was taken on a request by the New Jersey Motor Boat association for the boro to appeal to legislators protesting the two-cent gasoline increase. Mayor Seidler reported that he believed the government planned to assume the added cost. The third installment of state and county taxes, totalling $6,997.51, was ordered paid. Thieves Take & From Hotel Bar (Staff Correspondent) LONG BRANCH Thieves with a taste for apple brandy took $5 from the till of the cash register in the Wilson hotel bar early yesterday. Detective Sgt. Robert Gurley said one or two persons, apparently under the influence of liquor, broke into the place about a half hour after it was closed, took the money from the till and treated themselves to several drinks of apple, No arrests have been made, but Gurley said police are seeking a suspect. FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE AT LOW COST, USE THE PRESS City's famed admittance was dividuals and have not yet been brought to the official attention of the United States government J There was a general food shortage in Hongkong and Americans and Canadians held there suffered from beri-beri. pellagra and other ailments caused by diet deficiencies. Some lost as much as 60 pounds in weight and the average was 20 pounds. In the northern areas of the Japanese empire, internees suffered from cold during the winter. Those held in Korea and Manchiikuo endured unhealed cells and houses with temperatures below zero. There were no reports of deaths among American prisoners from mistreatment, but a number of British nationals committed suicide in prison. ' A score of American priests, captured in Hongkong on Christmas day. said they were marched to a ravine for execution, then reprieved at the last moment. They were held in a garage for three days, tied in groups with insufficient water and food. Reporters Beaten The United Press received a dispatch from its correspondent Robert Bellaire telling how he and Joseph Dynan of the Associated Press were beaten and choked by the Japanese when they refused to write certain statements. His dispatch said in part: "Officials of the home office questioned me .repeatedly and at great length in an effort to get me to admit that my activity as a press association reporter had included illegal espionage. Since I had done nothing which I considered illegal I made no admissions. "An official who was superintending the questioning then demanded that I write a statement to the effect that I had been well-treated. This I refused to do until I had been badly choked. The officer seized my necktie, pulled it constantly tighter and tighter until it was impossible to breathe. I then was forced to write statement along lines he dictated. Dynan told me that he had much the same experience. A home office official demanded that he write a statement on the subject. 'The Good Treatment I Received from the Jap- anese During wartime. When he refused he was beaten. He was hit in the face and several teeth, in a bridge, were knocked out." In the same story Bellaire said that Otto Tolischus. chief correspondent of the New York Times in Tokyo, was taken into custody and charged with espionage and viola- iiwn ui nit- iitiuuiirti ut-imsK act. Bellaire's dispatch continued: it was iu.cru iu mi. .Japanese style with his heels against hips, ,111111 nuuuu.i wjeucu uu inn ICRS. He was slapped repeatedly during questioning by police and once was partly stranged. Police threatened him with a court martial and a firing squad. "Max Hill, chief correspondent of the Associated Press in Tokyo, was threatened with similar treatment unless he gave information about an 'alleged spv ring.'" LEAPS TO DEATH William Tomcziz (above) plunged to his death from the Southern Michigan prison water tower at Jackson, Mich., after killing an engineer and spending all night on the tower. 1 (- ... i. I J) gained by the purchase of war stamps or bonds. Before the carnival-like evening was over Uncle Sam had benefitted by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Red Cross (lets Quota Of 12,000 Drvssuiss A quota of 12,000 surgical dressings has been assigned to the Asbury Park branch of the American Red Cross. The quota calls for face masks, sponges, and pads, and must be completed by Au. 20. Mrs. Lot Ward, jr., and Mrs. K. G. Brown, chairman and vice-chairman of the surgical dressings committee of the local branch, today appealed for women workers to complete the quota. The work w ill be done in the Red Cross workroom in the Child Welfare association building Monday thru Friday from 9 a. m. to noon. Women volunteering to do the work are asked to wear white clothing and a covering for the hair. They are also asked to bring- their own scissors. War Dispatches (Continued from Page One) ate Allied offensive against German-occupied Europe was swelled also by .lack Tanner, president of the Amalgamated Engineering union, estimated to have a membership of 600,000 factory workers. Speaking at Blackpool. Tanner told the International Metal Workers federation that it was difficult to be patient. "Our future hangs upon the nut-come of this year's action or inaction in the east." be said. si.iport Has Raid Alarm DURBAN. Natal, Union of South Africa. ( Delayed) (Pi Durban, a seaport of ISO. 000 population and third ranking urban center within the Union of South Africa, was under air raid alarm for an hour and 13 minutes tonight, but it was lifted at 8:28 p. m.. w ilhout incident. Defense authorities announced an unidentified plane had flown over the city. Kalians Claim Transport Sunk ROME. (From Italian Broadcasts) OP) Italian submarines have sunk a troop-laden transport ship and a 5,000-ton merchant man in the Medi terranean, the Italian high command reported today, The daily communique said that in the Egyptian fighting. Axis desert troops had repulsed British tank at- tacks in the southern sector, knock- ing out some armored vehicles, and that artillery was active on both sides. Twelve British planes were reported shot down over the desert. 10 of them by German fighters. Four British torpedo planes also were listed as destroyed during an attack wnicn damaged a merchant ship in an Axis convoy A lobruk air attack as acknnwl- ed ,ed wih.some civilians bl damage was dcclared killed. to be slight l'. S. Conliseates 29 Ships WASHINGTON (Pi The government has confiscated 29 German and Italian merchant ships and requisitioned the Argentine steamship Victoria in actions to supplement the United Stales merchant marine. The Axis ships include the Oden-wald, a German vessel captured early in 1941 while sailing in the Caribbean under false colors, and 2H merchantmen damaged by their crews while in American ports in March, 1941. The maritime commission requested the possession and use of the 29 some time ago but until yesterday title had not passed to this government. Americans Busv In Egypt CAIRO. Egypt (!') Brig. Gen. Russell L. Maxwell, head of the United States military mission in Egypt, and his men "are making the desert sit .up and talk," said R. G. Casey, British minister of state and former Australian minister to Washington, after a visit to a United States project today. The establishment is a "splendid example of American military housekeeping on a grand scale a large widespread establishment which will give added punch to the United Nations efforts in this part of the world." said Casey. "I was much impressed by what I saw." Cripps Cites Post-War Tasks LONDON (A1) Sir Stafford Cripps. lord privy seal, told British scientists today that the United Nations "must at the end of the war undertake international regulation of the production and distribution of the essential raw materials." "We must turn our machinery of economic warfare into one of economic w-elfare," Cripps said in an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. 2 Drowned (Continued from Page One) bins, members of the Wanamassa fire company, and Patrolman Ben Harvey of the Ocean township police. The men used a rowboat. Dr. Harvey Hartman, county physician, was summoned after 11e body was brought ashore. Chief Frank Eisele. Ocean township, said that policemen repeatedly have chased boys away from that section of Deal lake because they considered it a dangerous swimming place. Recently six boys were warned by patrolmen to stay away from the lake. The other companion of Godwin who was sw imming with the group Thursday was Henry Manning, seven, brother of Robert Manning, police said. Rescue Effort Falls Mr. Villnniicva according to Sea Bright police, went swimming at the public beach there with Mr. and Mrs. Percy Johns, Newark. He was in the water a few minutes after noon when he became exhausted attempting to return to shore against a strong undertow. A lifeguard. Waller Covert, employed at Fichter's pavilion nearby, saw the man's plight and went into the sea in an attempt to rescue the swimmer. Villanueva riisap- However. Mr peareo Delore Covert could reach, h'"1' Coast guards were called from the Monmouth Beach station and they grappled over the spot for more than two hours without success In The Evrnt of In-rlcmrnl fl rather . . The Cartrrrt Room r Ingersoll, Editor, Enlists in Arniv NEW YORK. (.Pi Ralph Inger-soll. editor of PM. who accused his draft board of classifying him in 1-A because board members didn't like his newspaper, has offered his services to the army. The 41-year-old World war veteran whose classification was appealed by PM's owner, Marshall Field, filled out enlistment papers yesterday, took his physical test, and returned home with instructions to report today to learn when, or if, he must appear for induction. On Thursday, Ingersoll submitted to his local draft board a form requesting immediate classification and waiving "all rights of notice, personal appearance and appeal' as required of registrants planning to enlist rather than await call under selective service. At the time of his classification. Ingersoll had declared, in an open letter in PM. that the board was trying to draft him because of prejudice against the paper. After the board reiterated on July 8 its 1-A decision, Ingersoll asserted in a statement that if he joined the army "I want it to be as an honor paid my profession, not because some men on a local draft board don't like PM." Selectees (Continued from Page One) William Parrish, Alvin F. Howard, William J. Carter. Sidney Scorben, Charles G. MacReynolds, George J. A ...... 1. I ,.1. n f ..... . t i StonWaRer b'. T Robert A. Garbarine. Lawrenre W. Basden, Elmer L. Howard, Ray C. Hale, Lambert Heleotis. Xenophon J. Kissas. Elbert J. Edmond. Augustus W. Freer, Arthur P. Harris, John M. Smith. Walter H. Johnson, Ralph D. Wilson, Paul R. Gentile. Willard Vinson bough, Isaac B. Arthur V. Worn- Pedro. Orlando J. Menditto. Carnev M. Siciliano Francis E. Robacker, Jesse H. Lun-gren, Vincent J. Rifici, Robert C. Leppert, John C. Sykcs, Percy M. Welch, Robert Hunter. Vincent Na-politani. James W. Mallard, Thomas Davis, Nelson A. Mallory. Charles B. Wiggins. Redell G. Peterson. William S. Hudson and Robert B. Ferguson. Edison (Continued from Page One) controlled legislature, with Edison's support, passed a compromise law to govern payment of millions of dollars in back railroad taxes and providing new formulas for future payments. Hague charged the governor was acting with "the railroad lobby" in a blow directed at Jersey City. The constitutionality of the compromise laws is now before the court of chancery. $iial Honors Member The Bradley Beach first aid squad tendered a farewell party to Larky Follansbee, squad member, who is to he inducted into the army. Guests of honor at the affair, held in the new squad home, included his father, Al Follansbee: his fath- er-in-law, Martin Rhinclander. and Banjamin Moffett. John Estelle and Addison Hutchinson, former fire chiefs. Press Classifieds cost little no muchl HOTEL BERKELEY-CARTERET Asbury Park Qimm May Be Sought Landlords can ask for adjustments in rent under the provisions of the maximum rent regulation which be came effective July I. it was an. nounced today by H. Russell Phillips, area rent director, Newark. In reply to questions by property owners in this defense rental area, Mr. Phillips said that the statute contains provisions whereby landlords can petition for adjustment where they are believed justified. "In other words." he said, "the door is open for the landlord in the same way that it is for the tenant." "Let me make it plain that rent regulation is not a club to be used, acainst landlords." he continued. "Most landlords know this. They regard the provision of housing facilities for war workers at decent rates as their contribution to the war effort. These respected members of the community suffer indirectly whenever a few abuse the right of ownership." Mr. Phillips explained that after registration is completed petition forms No. DD-101-B will be available with instructions as well as qualifications of the regulation to the extent of mentioning cases where a petition can be accepted for consideration. "After all." he said, "rent control is not an attempt at housing reform. Nor is it a program to provide ade quate housing for low income workers. It is purely and simply a de vice for stopping the vicious upward P.n of the inflationary spiral." Naval Captain Killed NEW DELHI. India. (Delayed) lP) Capt. Howard M. Lammers, United Slates naval liaison officer at Colombo. Ceylon, was killed today in the crash of an R. A. F. Diane. The United States commission here was informed the plane struck a hill upon flying out of a cloud formation. Captain Lammers was about 48 years old. He had served in Colombo 18 months. PRESS ADVERTISING BRINGS RESULTS QUICKLY. 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