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Party Leaders
Will Try For
Early Tax Vote
Guarded Report Is Given
To House Predicting A
$270,000,000 Return
RepublicansHit Bill
Charge 'Political Gesture'
But Measure May Get
Call To Floor Thursday
WASHINGTON, July 31. -- (W) -
A cautiously phrased report, estimat-
ing officially that the new tax bill
would raise $270,000,000 a year, was
submitted to the House today by the
majority members of the Ways and
Means Committee.
It was presented a few hours after
Republican committeemen had is-
sued a statement criticizing the bill
as a "political gesture" and contend-
ing it would not raise enough money
to pay running expenses of the Gov-
ernment for two weeks.
Chairman Robert L. Doughton
(Dem., North Carolina), said he plan-
ned to call the bill up on the floor
Thursday, and would try to get it
passed by the House before adjourn-
ment Saturday.
The Democratic report said nothing
on the merits of the bill except that
the majority "recommend that the
bill do pass."
Estimates Of Revenue
After a full year of operation,
"under present improving business
conditions," the Democrats estimat-
ed the additional revenue would be:
Increased surtaxes on individual
income, $45,000,000; graduated cor-
poration tax, $15,000,000; excess
profits, $100,000,000; inheritance tax,
$86,000,000; gift tax, $24,000,000.
"If business improved further," the
Democrats added, "the provisions of
this bill may ultimately bring in as
much as 350 to 450 millions of dollars
in additional revenue annually."
On the graduated corporation in-
come tax, the report said:
"The President recommended the
substitution of a graduated income
tax on corporations in lieu of the
present income tax imposed at a uni-
form rate. This is a new principle
which has never been used in this
country and therefore your commit-
tee - is recommending only a very
moderate graduation."
Range Approved
Mr. Roosevelt suggested a gradua-
tion from 10% to 16% per cent. The
committee approved a range from
13% to 14% per cent.
Even as Republicans of the House
Ways and Means Committee con-
demned the bill as bordering "on the
point of confiscation," and "intended
to catch votes," Senate Finance Com-
mittee Democrats summoned Henry
Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the
Treasury, to "explain" why some of
President Roosevelt's suggestions were
not followed in the measure.
They sought to ask Morgenthau,
who had no hand in writing the bill,
why the House Ways and Means
Committee had virtually ignored the
suggestion for a graduated tax on
corporation incomes.
$50,000, Not Million
They also wondered why the bill
increased taxes on incomes over $50,-
000 instead of merely over $1,000,000.
A House tax expert had told them+
Tuesday that the President merely1
used the figure $1,000,000 as an "ex-
The House committee Tuesday ap-
proved the bill 17 to 7 on a strict
party vote.
The minority report bitterly decried
the motives behind the bill.
"If this bill serves no other pur-

pose," the minority report said, "it
will at least demonstrate to the coun-
try that the wasteful and extrava-I
gant expenditures of the Democratic
administration can not be met merely
by 'soaking the rich.' Although it im-
poses rates of taxation which border
on the point of actual confiscation, its'
proponents estimate that it will pro-
duce only $275,000,000 of revenue.
"This amount would pay the run-
ning expenses of the Government for
less than two weeks, and it falls
$3,305,000,000 short of meeting the
deficit for the last fiscal year. Even
as a redistribution of wealth measure,
it would rovide but $2.25 for each of
our 120,000,000 people."
'White House Orders'
The report declared that the Dem-
ocratic members had been "actually
hostile" to the President's proposals
and "that the bill now comes before
the House with their approval is
further evidence of the fact that the
majority are not guided by their con-
victions but by the orders they re-
ceive from the White House.
"We concede the equity and fair-
ness of making those with large in-
comes contribute their fair share of
the tax burden, but we do not think it
is good business to increase the pro-
gressive rates of the income tax to
the point where they are productive
of decreased, rather than increased
The report also criticized the bill

News Of The World As Illustrated In Associated Press PicturesI


As the trial of Gerald Thompson for the slaying of pretty Mildred Hallmark in a lonely ewnetery, neared
an end in Peoria, Ill., crowds stormed the courthouse in the hope of glimpsing the defendant for whom the
state demanded death in the electric chair. Picture shows crowd jamned on the stairway and in the hall
leading to the courtroom as they shoved and pushed their way in vain efforts to gain admission to the already
packed room.

Mrs. Evelyn Smith, former burlesque dancer, is shown with author-
ities in Chicago as she signed a confession of the gruesome torso murder
of Ervin Lang. She undertook the job, authorities quoted her as saying,
on a promise of $500 from Lang's mother-in-law, Mrs. Blanche Dunkel,
also hal1d, but denied receiving any of the money. Left to right:
Mrs. Smith, Police Lieut. Tom Kelly, and Assistant State's Attorney
Charles Dougherty.

Fletcher Hits
New Deal In
Party Organ
National G.O.P. Chairman
Asks for 'Stock-Taking'
In Publicity Sheet
WASHINGTON, July 31. - (P) -
Henry P. Fletcher, chairman of the
Republican National Committee, said
today the time had arrived for the
American people to take stock of how
much "real recovery" the New Deal
had brought.
In a "foreword" in the national
committee's new publicity sheet,
"Facts and Opinions," Fletcher said:
"The Roosevelt Administration has
had ample time and opportunity to
justify its program, offered in the
name of recovery.
"The time has now arrived for the
American people to make a fair ap-
praisal of what these two years of
experimental legislation and unpre-
cedented expenditure have done for
them - and to them. How much real
recovery have they bought?
'Avowed Candidate'
"This question becomes all the more
pertinent in view of the fact that"
President Roosevelt is an avowed
candidate for renomination and re-
Fletcher a s s e r t e d Democratic
spokesmen already had opened the
Roosevelt campaign and from now on
the President "must be adjudged as
a candidate and his record as properly
open for inspection."
"Facts and Opinions, ' Fletcher said,
is to be distributed to the Republican
and independent press. In starting
the publicity service, he added, "the
Republican National Committee will
offer facts and opinions that it hopes
will be of value to those papers re-
ceiving it."
Lobby Issue Discussed
In the current issue an article en-
titled "Did the White House Set Up a
High Pressure Lobby" was prominent-
ly displayed. It dealt with the activ-
ities of Thomas Corcoran, RFC attor-
ney, Charles West, confirmed yester-
day as undersecretary of the inter-
ior, and Dr. Ernest H. Gruening, in-
terior department official, at the time
the utilities bill was passed by the
NEW YORK, July 31.- () - Ray-
mond Moley declared today that
"President Roosevelt will be returned
to office by an overwhelming vote" in
Moley, who is editor of the mag-
azine "Today," returned on the Mon-
arch of Bermuda from a 10-day vaca-
tion in Bermuda.
Where To Go
2 p.m. Majestic Theater, Charles
Butterworth in "Baby Face Harring-
ton" and Jesse Matthews in "Ever-
2 p.m. Michigan Theater, "Love
Me Forever" with Grace Moore.
2 p.m. Wuerth Theater, Spencer
Tracy in "It's a Small World" and
James Morrison in "One Hour Late."
7 p.m. Same features at the three
8:30 p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, "Shall We Join the Ladies"
and "The Doctor in Spite of Him-
self" by the Michigan Repertory
Canoeing every afternoon and eve-
ning on the Huron River, Saunder's
Canoe Livery.

The Month of Specials

Vowing vengeance on holdup men whom he said beat his son, John
Hull is shown as he wept beside the hospital bed of the critically injured
11-year-old boy, Corwin, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Later a resident of
the city saw this picture in a newspaper, recognized Hull as a man he
saw beating a boy in the railroad yards and, police said, Hull himself
confessed to the attack on his son.
Texas Coaching School Will
Have Everything In Football

LUBBOCK, Tex., July 31.- (4') -
Single, double or triple wing back;
Notre Dame, Princeton or short punt
system -- coaches may take their
choice as they hear them discussed
by leading advocates at the fifth an-
nual Texas Technological college
coaching school.
The school, again advertised as
"the largest in the world," is set for
August 5 to 17. It annually attracts
about 400 college and high school
coaches, last summer's enrollment be-
ing 472.
Bernie Bierman of Minnesota,
Frank Thomas of Alabama, Pop War-
ner of Temple, Dana X. Bible of Ne-
braska, Fritz Crisler of Princeton and
Francis Schmidt of Ohio State will
head this year's staff of 15 instructors.
Bierman will discuss the single
wing system used by his 1934 unde-
feated Gophers in winning the myth-1
ical national championship.
Thomas will uphold the Notrb
Patman Plans Airing
Of Bonus Bill Break

Dame system which clicked so success
fully for his last year's Crimson Tide,
which piled up 316 points and then
defeated Stanford, 29 to 13, in the
Rose Bowl game.
Bible, whose Texas A. & H. college
teams won five Southwest conference
championships and whose Nebraska
Cornhuskers won four Big Six titles,
will stress the short punt system and
the open style of play which he
Crisler, the modern "Moses" of the
gridiron, will explain the system he
used to lead Princeton out of the foot-
ball wilderness.
The school will not be devoted to
football entirely, howevereCoach
Schmidt, whose University of Arkan-
sas and Texas Christian University
basketball teams won six Southwest
conference titles, will offer cage in-
struction. Bernie Moore, who coached
Louisiana State's 1933 national track
champions, and his two assistants,
Jack Torrance and Glen Hardin, will
teach track.
Rodeos, barbecues, boxing and wres-
tling matches, watermelon feeds,
swimming, dinners, dances and a golf
tournament have been planned for

Curtis J. Tennyson (above), 18-
year old former Cash, Ark., resident,
held at Flint, Mich., confessed, au-
thorities said to writing an extortion
note demanding $2,000 of Mrs. Pearl
Durham, wealthy widow.
Britain Moves
Toward Givino
India New Deal
Parliament Approves Plan
For Self-Government By
New Federation
LONDON, July 31. - (A) - The
British government took steps today
to create a new All-India Federation,
the great experiment in Indian self-
Parliament gave final approval to
the New Deal for India yesterday,
completing its action on the India bill
with House of Commons agreement to
more than 300 amendments made by
the House of Lords.
Arrangements were made for elec-
tions and creations of new state leg-
islatures as early as possible in 1936
in what are at present the British
Indian provinces.
At the same time officials began'
work on the assignment given them by
the new law of bringing the Indian
states, now nominally under their owri
rulers, into the federation.
The All-India Federation replacing
the existing centralized government,
cannot actually come into being until
half the population of the Indian
states decides to join, but the gov-
ernment is not anticipating that a
few die-hard princes in some of the
states will succeed in holding up early
formation of the new regime.
Eleven British Indian provinces will
form a group of self-governing units,
which in turn will elect the Federal
Whilerthe units will have general
control over their own local affairs
the British government may intervene
in certain instances. Britain will
handle all defenses and foreign af-
fairs for the Federal government.
The viceroy will become a governor-
general, the representative of parlia-
ment and the crown. There will be
British-appointed governors in each
federal state responsible to the gov-
Each of the states is to have a
legislature chosen by direct vote.
Approximately 14 per cent of the
present population of the 11 prov-
inces will be able to vote, as compared
with about 3 per cent who now vote
on certain home questions under the
limited provincial participation in the
centralized administration.
The law requires that British of-
ficers under the federation permit the
... ;.... t m1- h lhA1ty 1Sa o nnsihle

Ellis Frederich (left) and Ken Ringel, Peoria, Ill. aviators are shown
putting the final touches to their plane before their projected takeoff
in a few days in an attempt to break the world's endurance flight record
by remaining in the air a full month. The ship will be equipped for
blind flying and will carry a two-way radio.
Joe Louis' Dead Pan No Pose,
The Boy's Just A-Concentratin'

DETROIT, July 31.- (Y')- Joe
Louis, called by some experts the best
heavyweight since Jack. Dempsey
came out of the west, is deadly serious
about his ability to whip anyone he
steps into the ring against.
The 20-year-old Negro's "dead pan"
in the ring isn't a pose -he's con-
centrating! He's a serious minded
youth out of the ring, extremely bash-
ful when queried about his success.
Perhaps that's why his manager, John
Roxborough, finds it so easy to man-
age him.
Joe likes to dance, but if dancing
interferes with his. sleep, especially
when he's training for a fight, then
dancing is "out." He usually gets to
bed at 10 o'clock, and just before a
fight he retires at 8:30 or 9 o'clock.
Joe does just what he's told. Rox-
borough, a Negro attorney who took
an interest in Joe when he saw him
fight in his amateur days and bought
him his first ring outfit, has Joe live
in his apartment.
He's now in training for his fight
with Kingfish Levinsky in Chicago
August 7. Many persons have told
Roxborough that it was unwise to
give the slugging Levinsky a chance
to land one of his round-house swings
on Louis and perhaps ruin a prom-
Guards Indian Mound
COLFAX, Wash. -(R) - Last full-
blooded survivor of the old Palouse
Indian tribe, Sam Fisher, 80, keeps
vigil.over graves of his ancestors in
the little cemetery where the Palouse
empties into the Snake. No Indian
mound there has been disturbed.

ising career, but Roxborough isn't
"Joe doesn't take chances, no mat-
ter whom he's fighting," the manager
said. "We use the toughest and big-
gest sparring partners we can sign
- and Joe's trainer, Jack Blackburn,
tells the boy to get in there and fight
as hard during his training as he does
in a regular bout. Joe does just that
-and we never let him get out of
shape. He's an easy boy to man-
Becoming little brimmed v
styles that College Girls
adore. Made of sturdy
felt that withstands the
knocks. In the new fall

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WASHINGTON, July 31.-(A)- the entertainment of the visitors.
The "Legion-Patman bonus split For the wives there will be horse-
which gave a new twist to the un- back rides, bridge parties, teas, break-
successful bonus fight in this session fasts, and free picture shows.
of Congress apparently is to be car-
ried to the organization's fall con-
vention in St. Louis, Mo. Gerald Thompson
Rep. Wright Patman (Dem.) Texas,
whose bonus bill was turned down by Trial Nears Jury
the American Legion this year in
favor of the Vinson plan, let it be
known today he would demand at the PEORIA, Ill., July 31. -()- Clos-
convention that "the national com- ing arguments were begun today in
mander stay out of politics." the trial of Gerald Thompson, 26.
Capitol observers saw in this an- charged with ravishing and murder-
other thrust by the Texan at Frank ing pretty Mildred Hallmark, 19, and
N. Belgrano, present Legion head. defended as a sex-maniac. Indica-
Belgrano and the Legion backed the tions were that the case would be
Vinson plan, which called for im- in the hands of the jury by night-
mediate cash payment but left the fall.
method of financing to the Govern- Prosecutor E v . Chamnion linh-

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