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The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, March 4,1931 HAQOABD & BACKUS, Publishers. Entered as Second Class matter at the postotice at Algeria, Iowa, under the is : act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. ; Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: Oit6 iTear, in Advance Six Months, in Advance — 1>2C (Three Months), In Advance Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. SHOULD STRIKE A MEDIUM. Public opinion Is to cut expense In every line and help establish normalcy In business circles. We haVe radicals on both sides. Some want to keep prices up on labor and all sorts of merchandise. Others desire a cut in the prices of labor and some commodities that would probably ruin business. For Instance, a bill has been Introduced In the legislature asking for a reduction In mileage charges by sheriffs and other officers from ten cents a mile to six cents, a reduction of four cents. It to true that a car can be operated much less now than a few years ago. We get better tires, the roads are much better and the wear and tear on a car Is not so much but on the other hand gasoline, with the additional tax Is higher, the license is higher and It seems that the reduction asked is a little strong. In a recent Interview with Senator Patterson he told of receiving letters from various parts of the state as well as his home county opposing the bill and from men who are advocating expense cutting. His idea was that cars can be operated cheaper now than a few years ago when the law allowing ten cents a mile was passed, but that a reduction of four cents a mile was, perhaps too much. If the legislature will strike a happy medium and in the above case make the mileage seven and ( one-half or eight cents a mile we doub't If there would be any complaint. DIFFERENT FREIGHT RATES. Railroads and the railroad commissioners are not doing much to help agricultural depression. A potato raiser in Iowa stated that it cost him more to send, a car load of potatoes to Chicago than it did the large growers in Minnesota, twice as far away. This Is no doubt true of other shipments. If they can haul for one grower at a certain rate why charge another more? We had supposed that one of the duties of the railroad commission was to equalize fates. An exchange says that a case of canned corn can be shipped from Maine to California for about • one-half of what it costs to ship it from Iowa. A carton of candy is shipped £rom New York to the Pacific coast at a cost of fifty cents, while an Iowa manufacturer will pay two dollars to Alp the same sized carton. It is 1m- J possible under these conditions ^for * Iowa and the " PROHIBITION. Prohobition stands to cause more or less trouble with both old parties in the next general election/ Leading members of both parties now admit that the enforcement of the prohibitory law has failed. There is probably not a city, town or hamlet in the whole United States where liquor of some sort can not be obtained by those who desire It. There are no doubt more law breakers in the United States today than ever before in the history of the United States and perhaps the greatest harm is that disrespect for all laws. The trouble is that the people of the United States do not want the law enforced. If they did, they would cooperate with the officers when they see a violation. If a man sees a burglar entering a home he will sound the alarm and inform officers. If he sees the liquor law being violated, he will say, "that is no business of mine," and go about his own business. A law that the people do not want :an not be enforced. There Is a question whether prohibition has lessened the use of liquor. It has no doubt put a stop to public drinking, one of the most disgusting things, but drinking parties are more prevalent than ever aefore and most of the drinking is done privately. Another thing that is ;aken In consideration by the public is that the government authorizes the manufacture of a certain quantity of whiskey for medicinal purposes, yet the ordinary citizen finds it difficult to procure any if he wishes it as medicine. Some change in the present law is surely necessary and while no one looks forward to the restoration of the saloon and liquor houses, yet it appears that the public would prefer to secure liquor when desired in a legitimate manner, rather than have a bootlegger sneak around to supply the demand. manufacturers to compete with their more favored competitors. One reason for this difference is shipping by water. An effort is now being made to establish a barge line down the Mississippi, but they are not getting the support necessary from congress to make it successful. News and Comment. That investigation of the state university begins to look like a Joke. Too much of the testimony is hearsay. Some show tickets in New York cost fourteen dollars but the thousands in the bread line do not attend. Two things Iowa people are called upon to do in the spring is make out an income tax report and test seed eon. State patrolmen, income tax collectors and clerks will give a lot of people employment, but whoinell is going to pay them? Calvin Coolldge vetoed a pension bill and made the people like it.. President Hoover vetoed the veterans' bill and we will await results. When Iowa cuts down on spending money taxes will be lower. Continual spending means that the money must be raised by taxation. Capone is getting more head lines in the Chicago Tribune than Mayor Thompson. Perhaps he is the most popular with the Tribune. Something is wrong with this old world when millions in one part are starving and in other parts millions ol bushels of food stuff going to waste. Well, if that veterans' bonus bill will give three biT.ion dollars cash to the veterans it's a cinch it will be put in circulation and that will help the times. Uncle Sam's census bureau reports eight out of 1,000 lowans illiterate, which means that 992 out of every 1000 can read and write, which does not sound so bad. It is reported that a bricklayer asked for a job on the new school building, Out said he had to have a place to park his car. The boss told him to move on as only bricklayers with chauffeurs were employed there. The state banking department has issued a chart containing the pictures of twenty-five or thirty bank robbers who have been captured or killed in Iowa during the past year or so. This should be discouraging to any kid with that sort of get rich scheme In his noodle. Just as soon as prosperity steps around the corner the country Is filled with high powered salesmen, the malls are full of literature showing get rich quick schemes and the public falls for it. The best possible investment in the world Is right under our nose in Iowa lands. OTHER EDITORS GOV. TURNER IS SCARED. Atlantic News-Telegraph: The governor is finding out what everyone who has observed the operation of general assemblies in Iowa, and every other state to any extent might have told him long ago. The talk about saving money for taxpayers is old stuff. We have heard it ever since we have >een able to read the A-B-C's and up o the present moment we haveineseV nucticedf ffie^SSfiomy of which, they jrated so loudly. The present general assembly has been so mindful of the people's money that they employed almost a hundred extra clerks to keep down expense. Likewise, the attempt ;o repeal the $500 expense graft passed by the former legislature went the way of all flesh. And these are but two Instances. It is no wonder Governor Turner Is exercised on the proposition. Pledged as an exponent of economy, ,he governor finds that the legislature Is not so hot for the saving. He is all dressed up with no place to go. This .egislature is acting just like all legislatures will act. It is the same old story. Doubtless somebody should do something about. The governor wants io do something about it. What will be done about it will be what has always been done about it—nothing. Does the Income Tax Bill Merely Spend More? (Prom the Journal of the Iowa House of Representatives). Editor's Note—The following explanation of his "nay" vote on the state income tax bill was filed by Representative Elliott of Scott county. We have come to the consideration of a bill, the title of which starts with these words: "An act providing for property tax relief*"*." meaning, of course, property tax reduction. The first section of this act states that its short title shall be "Property Tax Relief Act of 1931." Just that much of this bill, and no more, promises relief to the property owners of Iowa. Prom that point on, It is as truly a revenue raising measure as any other tax measure in the stat- This is probably the first time in the history of Iowa that any group of politicians or legislators has brazenly brought out a proposition to raise more tax revenue and called it a tax redu- tion measure. The wonder of the success of this misleading statement can be explained only by the gullibility of the voters of the state. As the house of representatives starts its consideration of this bill, I am proposing an amendment which brings us down to a yes and no vote on the question, whether we Intend to compel a reduction of property taxes in Iowa or whether we have so little courage that we will, in this session as in many past sessions, simply shout economy from the house tops and leave the same old loopholes in our law for reckless spending of public funds by the state, the counties, the cities and towns and the school boards. A vote of yes on my amendment, which proposes that all tax levies in the state must be reduced by a certain percentage in each succeeding year, will register each member so voting as a sincere advocate of the kind of public economy that will mean an untold number of dollars In the pockets of Iowa property owners. Every member who votes no on my amendment will thereby admit that he is one of the thousands of lowans who has been duped Into believing that we can save money by spending more money; that we can lower taxes by raising them; that we can reduce our economic suffering by increasing the number of our economic burdens. This Is not intended as criticism of the purposes of anyone, but those who will, may take it as criticism of their methods or reasoning. There can be no excuse for a man of reason calling black, white. Either you are for tax reduction and against additional tax levies, or you are willing that we go on and on adding to the long list of taxes to be collected and forever increasing the public funds to be expended by our tax spending bodies. Only a few days ago Governor Turner sent to the legislature a special message urging economy at every turn. Neither Governor Turner, nor any member of the legislature, nor any taxpayer In the state, can deny the fact that in the past the more money we raise by taxation the more we spend. No matter how much our public officials urge public economy, it cannot be had in that way. There is only one way. That Is to compel it by law and it is rather surprising that in all this frenzied call for economy we have heard In Iowa for two years, it has not been proposed heretofore, that we enact a law compelling the official groups that levy taxes and make up budgets to effect certain definite reductions, year by yeflr, until we are back to a sound financial basis. One reason this has not been done, is, perhaps, that it would not make such an alluring campaign issue as does the statement to one group of taxpayers that another group of taxpayers here after must bear the bulk of the tax burden. That is the history, In brief, of the Income tax act for which a substitute has been offered. The Income tax advocates have glibly talked of public economy and tax reduction from one end of the state to the other and here they are In this house today, proposing, not a tax reduction measure; not a measure to compel reduction of public expenditures, but a measure which creates still another tax the people must pay. And they have the temerity to call it an act for taxation relief. Let me present some taxation statistics, which, in my mind, constitute something more than matters for idle campaign year talk; to me they are so serious as to suggest that the man In this present legislature who hedges on the economy Issue and votes for a mere subterfuge economy bill, such as house file number two; a man who votes for a mere empty title such as the one that heads this bill, must prepare to suffer the consequences next year. In 1926 the average all tax levies in Iowa was 99.03 mills. In 1927 the average was 99.64 mills, in 1928 it was 101.25 mills, in 1929 it was 103.09 mills and hi 1930 it was 111.15 mills. Up and up It has moved. During the past five years it has increased 12.12 mills. Is it reasonable to believe that if the legislature adds five or six million dollars to public revenues through another tax, that this upward trend of the average tax levy for the state as a whole will suddenly turn downward; that the spending bodies will not know what to do with the additional money? We seem to have lost our reasoning powers entirely and to be blindly groping for some measure, that will appease the cry of the people for relief from our confiscatory taxes. That list of average tax levy increases during the past five years should, in itself, impel this legislature to adopt the most drastic measure we can frame to curb the orgy of spending in this state. Let us look at the total millage rates for all purposes levied by the counties. I have the tax board's statistics on the county mltlage rates under which the 1C30 taxes were collected. Out of otir 99 counties, 61 levied more than 100 mills; 29 levied between 90 and 100 mills; 7 levied between 80 and 90 mills; and in only two was the rate lower than 80 mills. Fourteen of the 61 counties having aggregate tax levies above 100 mills levy more than 12D mills. Some of the highest levies are: Polk county, with 194.91 mills; Black Hawk with 14859 mills; Wapello With 145.87 mills; Des Molnes county with 137.39 mills; Woodbury with 131.63 mills; Clinton with 129.98 and Cerro Gordo with 138.30 mills. The counties listed are those including some of our largest cities. In these cities are thousands of workers on modest, sometimes meager salaries, and they are struggling against odds Just as great as those facing the residents of smaller communities. Are the masses of these struggling wage earners in the cities with their modest salaries, clamoring for a new form of tax? They are not. They are clamoring for some measure to protect them against constantly mounting taxes In order that they may have a fighting chance to retain their humble homes and rear then- families in decency. It is up to this legislature to give them such a protective law, rather than to heap added burden upon them in the form of a new tax. As a final Illustration of the necessity of enacting R law that will protect our citizens against their own reckless spending of public funds, let us turn to the school levies. Statistics compiled within the past few months by the department of public instruction show that in townships constituting school districts, the mill- age levies range from nothing up to 128 mills, that in rural independent districts the levies range from nothing to 100.5 mills, that the range in consolidated districts is from 4.1 to 128.3 mills. In towns and villages the range Is from nothing to 169.9 mills. In second class cities it runs from 11.6 to 217 mills and in first class cities, the range is from 49.7 to 130.2 mills. In the face of those high figures can we vote a bill through this legislature which will give these local tax levying bodies more leeway? Was not the legislature made supreme over these subdivisions in order that it might enforce uniform policies upon these subordinate governing bodies for the welfare of all the people of the state? We shirk our plain duty here unless we order by law, at this session, and in the definite way proposed, that this orgy of spending shall cease. than likely to move to states where the rates are lower than Iowa's. Harking back to last June, isn't that just what Ed. Smith said? But nobody expected that Mr. Turner's chief newspaper support would make the admission quite so soon. t, SKELETON WILL NOT DOWN. waukon Republican:" Governor Turner In his inaugural message hinted to the legislature that they might repeal that salary grab act with his entire approval and the senate told Turner politely to go to hell by their actions in immediately laying the illegitimate child away by Indefinite postponement. However, the skeleton will do considerable dangling in another two years, if we mistake it not. A TAX "EXPERT." Winterset Madisonian: A tax "expert" Is an otherwise good fellow who las gone bughouse searching for "new ources of revenue" and who rarely discovers the relation between tax col- ecting and tax spending. "JUST ANOTHER Sac Sun: When the state Income tax was first proposed in Iowa a year or more ago there were many who said it would be "Just another tax' 'to furnish more pubic funds to be spent. 'Ridiculous." shouted the income tax politicians. "We'll make it a replacement tax or we won't have it." of which sounded so well that All the majority of Iowa people "fell for it." But the most noticeable feature of all the arguments of the income tax men in the legislature thus far is their extreme reluctance to furnish any guarantee that the income tax will really be a replacement tax. They refuse to consider the proposal that there be no property tax levy for state purposes after an income tax is adopted. They say the new tax will take the place of the state millage levy, yet they are not sure enough about it to abolish the millage levy. Last Friday the house of representatives at Des Molnes put through an income tax bill. Yet the proposition to allow an income tax payer to deduct from the income tax his real estate tax, was overwhelmingly defeated. Again the income tax men sidetrack all measures that will Guarantee that the new tax will really be a replacement tax . If the Sun properly interprets the mind of the Iowa taxpayer, he is go r Ing to be mighty impatient with the senator or representative who supports an income tax that has no guarantee of being a replacement tax and that later proves to have been "just another POLITICAL PARASITES. The Passing Show: Today one out of every eleven men you meet is a governmental employee. The country is smothered by legislation. The attempts to regulate the business activities of the people have resulted in multitudes of government bureaus boards and commissions—hives of bureaucracy, from which swarms of government agents fly over the land, disciplining Industry and trade and eating up the substance of the people. When Lincoln became president there were, all told, fewer than one public official to every 800 adult citizens. Milwaukee Road Has New Trains. The former local passenger train which ran through Algona on the Milwaukee railroad until last week has been replaced by a new all-steel train and now reaches Algona from the west at 12:08 noon. It formerly arrived in Algona at 7:12 a. m. The afternoon train which did get here at 3:18 p. m, now gets here at 11:05 a. m. The train now leaves Chicago 11:20 p. m. and hauls sleepers dally out of Savannah and Dubuque. The equipment is of the most modern that is now used by the railroads and is all steel which insures comfort and safety. A parlor and buffet car is attached at Marquette and is carried through to Mitchell, South Dakota, where it Is taken off to return the next day. This car Is the last word In luxuriousness and comfort and is fitted out with every convenience. The morning train from Chicago which did get in Algona at 5:58 in the morning now arrives here at 4:38 a. m The 12:08 noon train goes to Mason City only but makes good connections with trains going to Minneapolis and St. Paul. The line of the Milwaukee road go ing through Algona Is one of the bes in the division and local people are pleased with the service given them b; the officials of the road. SHOULDN'T HIT FRIENDS OF GOV. Newton News: An Iowa newspaper which looked with a great deal of favor on the Turner candidacy now complains because the proposed rates for the state Income tax are too high. In a recent editorial it points out that the people and businesses are more August Bremer to Visit in Germany August Bremer, the genial old Urn barber In Algona, is planning on taking 3 vacation this summer and is going back to Germany to visit with relatives. This will be August's first trip back in thirty years. He will visit sis ters In Hanover and a stepmother in Holzminden. August came to Algona from Germany in 1881 and worked for Chris Heise. He later barbered in Minneapolis for a time but then came back to Algona. He has been In the same shop here for nineteen years. August is a friend to all the schoolboys and takes a great interest in their sports. He has worked hard and has earned a right to retire, and his friends are glad that he does not intend to spend the rest of his days in the old country, but intends to come back to Algona after his visit. S. J. Stehle has leased the shop and Tom Wagoner who is now employed there will open up a shop in the front of Nick Maharas shoe repair and shining parlor. Wagoner announces that haircuts will be thirty-five cents and children's twenty-five cents except on Saturdays. Bonnstetter's Veiws on Legislation By Representative A. H. Bonnstetter.) State House, Des Molnes, February 6, 1931.. To the editor: A threat that ambled 'through tye state ''Efruse ever ' sts are •sparing no efforts to convert he house members to the idea. It is truly a revelation to listen to the proceedings of the investigation ommittee as the members carry on heir labors concerning the affairs at he State University of Iowa. I have md several surprises on what was rought to the surface. However, I think I had better refrain from dis- usajng inco the legSsIatuW ccWenKK'ni ialized into a resolution which called or an Investigation of the conduct of Lieutenant Arch W. McParlane. The esolutlon charged the lleutenaant gov- rnor with securing legislative advant- ges and gain for a certain railroad, jubic utility and other interests, In delation of his trust;, and of laW. Rep- esentatlve Short of Woodbury county was the chief author of the resolu- ion and he led the fight In its behalf n the chamber floor Monday morn- Ing. It is a well known fact by the members of the present session that he senate over which Mr. McParlane iresides, was not in sympathy with the investigation and many members In he house felt that the charges pre- erred were of such far-fetched nature, hat the most that could possibly come if the adoption of the resolution was 11-feelings, wasted efforts and time. Hence 62 members voted to lay the measure on the table and I was one o! them. The sincerity of those who desired an Investigation cannot be questioned. I, however, fall to see the consistency of these same people who wse as exponents of economy when hey insist on taking such a wild goose chase at the expense of the people of Iowa. Some statistician has compiled data in which he tends to show that every lour in a legislative session costs the taxpayers of the state $1500, and if such Is the case, thousands of dollars could have been spent In an investigation and the accomplishments would have been exactly nothing. We will have hundreds of measures up for consideration before the legislature adjourns In April and lack of time will compel us to Ignore many of them. Why then waste time on a proposition that it defeated before we start to consider it? At the present moment, a bill known as senate file 54 is causing considerable concern among the house members who place public interests above private greed. The acknowledged underlying purpose of the proposed measure Is to secure for a private corporation the ultimate right to construct a dam and canal below Moscow, Iowa, which would make possible the deflection o a large part of the current of the Cedar river from its present channel to the canal which would discharge into the Mississippi river near Muscatine without returning it to the original bet of the river, as the present law requires. The Cedar Is a meanderec stream, consequently It is the property of the people of the state. Therefore the bill proposed to do nothing less than to turn public property over to a private corporation for private gain. We feel that the passage of this bill would establish an extremely dangerous precedent, the construction o the dam would be an injustice and a menace to many citizens, and in low water periods when the water would be withdrawn frrom the river, the ponds and cut-off lakes along the river would be drained and the breeding and feed- Ing places of fish and mussels themselves destroyed. There is no need for more power in this section. The power of the Keokuk dam was never completely used, for lack of customers and its construction did not bring promised low rates and even If the gentlemen who are in sympathy with the project pretend that their motives for the construction of this $10,000,000 dam are lower power rates, there Is no reason to believe that the public would be the beneficiaries from the results experienced on the Keokuk project. This bill has already passed the senate and the high pressured lobby- this matter, at the present brills loadltt with dynamite as far as many members f the house are concerned and I shall discuss this matter fully in a later etter. By the tune you read this letter, iur spring vacation will almost be ov- r. I was opposed to this Intermission Because I know that this time must be made up at the end of the session. However, it will give me an opportun- ty to post myself on many of the measures that I was unable to study jecause lack of time prevented me from so doing. No letter next week. Sincerely A. H. Bonnstetter. Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-B. A lot of people are disgusted with the inconcluslveness of the Wickersham report. The famous commission did not face the music. So, dramatically, the stage Is all set for a wet declaration by the democratic party Enter Mr. Raskob. Not only that, bul there is perhaps Just a chance that by delay the democrats will lose the chance to capitalize the wet sentiment In the country. It is almost certain after Mr. Hoover's message transmitting the Wickersham report, that the republican party will be as dry as 1' was in 1928. But nothing Is certain which depends upon human life and human purposes. So if the democratic party is going to be wet in 1932, the sooner the democrats let the work know it the better. * * * Transfer to the senate by the Wickersham commission of prohibition data on some of the sixteen states omlttec from the material already sent to the capltol was assured by members of the commission. While it was said at commission headquarters that data was lacking on conditions In six states or so, the remaining reports available are to be forwarded to the senators. Thirty-two states were covered In the Information sent last week. The new material deals with some states where anti-prohibition sentiment Is very apparent—such as New York and Illinois. Omission of some of the available data from the original consignment was said at the commission to have occurred through an inadvertence. » » 9 Branding as a "contemptible He" suggestions that he might be involved in lobbying for a low sugar rate during consideration of the tariff bill, Senator Davis, of Pennsylvania, appeared before the senate lobby committee and urged exhaustive Investigation of the Insinuations. The Pennsylvanian made a blanket denial that he had ever lobbied for or against a sugar tariff or that he had ever "received any money or anything of value for any such alleged services. In demanding full and complete Inquiry Into the published charges which did not, however mention him In any way, but which said that a senator had taken between $100,000 and $160,000 as a "gift" for alleged lobbying, Senator Davis made It clear that he beJleved ba was the sen- FORD COMFORT Every new Ford is equipped four Houduille double-acting hydraulic shoch absorbers ONE of the fine things about driving the new Ford is the way it takes you over the miles without strain or fatigue. No matter how long the trip, you know it will bring you safely, quickly, comfortably to the journey's end. The seats are generously wide, deeply cushioned and carefully designed to conform to the curves of the body. Every new Ford has specially designed springs and four Houdaille double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers. These work both ways — up and down. They absorb the force of road shocks and also provide a cushion against the rebound of the springs. Other features that make the new Ford a value far above the price are the Triplex shatter-proot glass windshield, silent, fully enclosed four-wheel brakes, more than twenty ball and roller bearings, extensive use of fine steel forgings, aluminum pistons, chrome silicon alloy valves, torque-tube drive, Rustless Steel and unusual accuracy in manufacturing. In addition, yo» save many dollars because of the low first cost of the new Ford, low cost of operation and up-keep, and low yearly depreciation. THE NEW FOROOR SEDAN LOW PRICES OF FOBD CARS Drtroli, imatt coil. You cm buy a a con**nUnt financing J*m. SM four tord dtaltr /or dtutt*. ator against whom the "false" rumors were directed. » • • All need for an extra session of congress has passed. The threats of insurgents have dwindled down to nothing, for congress has acted upon nearly every urgent measure before it. Only a few bills demanding immediate attention remain to be considered. Congress has ample time to dispose of them. Chances of holding up appropriation bills to force the president to call an extra session are now negligible. The house cleared its calendar of the annual appropriation bils when It passed the second deficiency bill. The senate passed final judgment on supply bills for the post office, war and agricultural departments as well as on the district appropriation bill. These measures have gone -to President Hoover for signature. Only the navy appropriation bill and the second deficiency bill await final action. The last deficiency bill may be held up for a few days to Include any last-minute items that might be needed to finance the government for the coming year. « • v After amending It In such a way as to leave its acceptance in the senate and its submission to the states for ratification In doubt, the house passed by a vote of 289 to 93 the Norris resolution changing the constitution so as to end the lame duck sessions of congress. The resolution requires the new congress to meet In January following its election in November. It was the first time any constitutional provision approximating the proposal of Senator Norris had ever received the necessary two-thirds majority in the house. The wording of the house amendment differed in many respects from that which passed the senate a year and a half ago, but the principal change and the one which was regarded as most likely to kill the bill in conference was one sponsored by Speaker Longworth to limit the duration of the second session of congress under the proposed new regime. • • » President Hoover led the nation in celebrating the 189th anniversary of George Washington's birthday by attending services in the church where the first presdient worshipped. Accompanied by Mrs. Hoover and their granddaughter, Peggy Ann, the pieal- dent Journeyed to Alexandria, Virglnta, across the Potomac from Washingtaa, and sat In the pew in Christ's Cburd}, which once was occupied by Georg* Washington. In going to Alexandria, Washington's home town, the chief executive viewed from his automobil* a far-flung landscape being change* rapidly to do honor to the first prMl- dent. • • • An embargo proposed on Russia* convict product in the Kendall Bill, amending the tariff act, was overshadowed at the senate finance committees hearing on the measure by indications that the lumber, mining and oil industries would seek general embargoes on foreign products in competition with American petroleum, coal and lumber, and by a protest of cigar manufacturers against placing any embargo o» Imports of Sumatra tobacco. These developments reduced the chances of speedy action on the bill by the senate, and It was thought that advocate* of other types of embargoes might Insist on barring products not contemplated In the Kendall measure. The bH would exclude after April 1, all products handled abroad by forced or Indentured labor, and tightens the restrictions to Include products handled In transit or loaded on vessel! by such labor. • • * Congress In a final rush to wind up Its business for adjournment March 4, is all set to override Presdient Hoover's veto of the bonus loan bill, to sustain his expected veto of the Muscl* Shoals, compromise and to put through the Norris constitutional amendment abolishing the lame-duck sessions Ilk* the present one. Otherwise the last session of the Seventy-first congress is as good a over save for the finishing touches to the necessary appropriation bills and dalliance with a lew lesser measures whose fate Is precarious. German Lutheran Church. 607 East Elm Street. P. Braner, pastor. German services will be held Sua- day forenoon at ten-thirty o'clock. A cordial welcome to all. W» do our DR. F. E. SAWYER l*B» Grindi

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