Independent from Long Beach, California on December 10, 1943 · Page 17
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 17

Long Beach, California
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Friday, December 10, 1943
Page 17
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DECEMBER 10, 1943- Pari-Mutuel Tax Kept Out of Bill; Higher Theater Ticket Levy Voted In ·THE I N D E P E N D E N T . /' WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.--(INS) ,/'_The senate finance committee ~ Iftruck the 5 per cent tax on pari- mutuel betting 'from the house jevenue bill today and reduced the revenue total carried by the measure to $1,922,700,000 a year. Congressional tax experts estimated the committee by its action .had whittled an additional $26,400,000 a year from the house bill "raising to more than 216 million dollars the amount of revenue "shrinkage in two days of pruning. ! Rejection- of the pari-mutuel betting tax resulted from vigorous protests by racing officials at the committee hearings that the levy yould ruin racing. After much debate, the committee accepted the house bill provision increasing the tax on theater admissions from 10 to 20 per cent. Demands were made in tlte committee for exemption of smaller towns from the increase, but this .was not deemed practicable. · The house increase in the jewelry tax from 10 to 20 per cent ' of the retail price was accepted, · but the finance committee voted to exempt alarm clocks selling for less than 55 and watches retailing for less than SG5 from the increase. This would mean, committee members said, that only the present tax would apply to these articles. The committee wrote into tiie bill a provision exempting vacuum cleaners from the 10 per cent manufacturers' excise tax on electric appliances. Committee members observed that new vacuum cleaners are not being sold now anyway. * A provision was adopted ex- empting the American Red Cross from excise taxes. The house bill would remove the exemption now granted this organization from these taxes. House bill tax increases on wine were approved by the finance committee. Southlai were assured OPA Mow Prepired To Act Speedily on Meaf Point Changes .tlCl housewives t o d a y he nllpnrlivt .1 mnrm-n,,,.n nF (IDA 1 - ...i -c _." -fpge 17 that ives t o d a y OPA stands ready to increase or decrease the value of meat ration coupons according to the national supply, it was declared here by Harold E. Nelson, Southland OPA food rationing representative. Nelson returned to Los Angeles he attended a conference of OPA meat specialists. "In the past there has been a lag of from three to four weeks in changing point values. This has now been corrected and meat points may now be changed on moment's meat, a cut of approximately 30 per cent, is expected to hold through New Year's and probably through the month of January.' However, r e g i o n a l officials throughout the nation are keeping a close watch on the supply and sudden shifts may result in Husband of Local Girl Wins Medal For Flying at Attu ' For "meritorious achievement" as pilot of an observation plane during an attack on Attu island last May, Lt. Robert C. Evins, ·United States navy, has been awarded the air medal by Presi-1 dent Roosevelt, it was learned yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Maddux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Pettit, 223 Granada avenue, was married to Lieutenant Evins on October 10 last. He is the son of John H. Evins, 1000 Home avenue, Hartsviiic, South Carolina. According to the citation, Lieutenant Evins, under extreme weather conditions, "flow repeated anti-submarine patrols over the naval forces around Attu and, although his plane was not well adapted to the missions, he participated in two glide bombing attacks in the face of the enemy fire and obtained hits in the target area, thereby contributing to the successful advance of our ground troops. "On another occasion, despite anti-aircraft firo, he maintained his spotting station in order to direct effectively the attack of his parent vessel engaged in silencing the fire of an enemy gattery. His cool, quick thinking and positive action in all these missions contributed materially to the success- iul seizure of Attu and were in Keeping with the highest traditions of the United Stales n a v a l service." An eitra lino ID your Independent Want Ad to tell your story completely may sell It quickly *o tailed line 3wts little. GIVE HER AN ? 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