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_1 Americans Die In Crash
Of Airplane Bound For U.S.,
RAF Commriand Announcs

Britain's Purchasing Agent
Is Also Listed On Roll
Of Accident Victims
Complete Casualty
ist Is Put At 21
(By The Associated Press)
LONDON, Aug. 15.-The RAF
Transatlantic Ferry Command dis-
closed today the death of 21 airmen
-11 of them Americans-and the
Rt. Hon. Arthur Purvis, Britain's
American Purchasing Agent, in the
crash of an American-bound plane
almost identical with that which took
the same number of lives last Sunday.
At first 12 United States fliers were
listed among the dead in the second
crash, t which occurred shortly after
the takeoff Thursday. Tonight,
'however, it was said in London that
Capt. Joseph C. Mackey of Kansas
Qity had not been aboard, he having
been confused with a Canadian radio
officer G. W. Mackay, who was one
of those killed.
Survived Earlier Crash
Captain'Mackey was the only sur-
vivor of a crash last February in
which Sir Frederick Banting, co-
discoverer of insulin, and two other
persons were killed in Newfoundland
ear the outset of a Tarn'satlantic
He returned to ferry flying after'
recovering from injuries. His pres-
ent lqcation was not disclosed.
(Captain Mackey's wife in Montre-
al received notice Friday morning
that he had been killed in a plane
crash in the United Kingdom.- To-
day she was informed he was alive
and was overcome with joy.)
Sunday Crash Killed Seven
Seven Americans were killed in the
Sunday crash which was so similar
to that of Thursday.
Both planes crashed while taking
off for America, carrying men to
ferry bombers back to the RAF. In
each crash 22 lives were lost. The
first crash was Sunday; the second'
Flying Officer E. W. Watson of
Torrence, Calif., was the only man
taken alive from 'the second plane
after it hit the ground on the take-
off and burst into flames. He died
later in a hospital.
Burial Of Victims
The seven Americans and 15 Bri-
tish victims of last Sunday night's
crash were buried this afternoon in
a single grave beside a little church
on a lonely' hillside not far from
where they died. They were given
naval honors, and- the coffins were
draped with the Stars and Stripes and
the Union Jack.
Salary Taxes
Are Proposed
Way To Increase Federal
Revenue Is Suggested
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.- )-
Taxation of all wages and salaries,
dividends and interest at their source
was proposed to -heSenate Finance
Committee today by the r United
States Chamber of Commerce as one
means of boosting Federal reveues
by $4,500,000,000 annually.
Estimated yield of the House-ap-
proved tax bill has been placed at
$3,236,700,000 by the Treasury.
Urging revisions to reach "the bulk
of consumption expenditures in the
lower brackets of income," Ellsworth
C. Alvord, chairman of the Chamber's
Federal Finance Committee, esti-

mated that a 3 percent "withholding
tax" would yield at least $2,000,000,-
000 in additional revenues.
For other new revenue, he pro-
posed additional sales, excise or mis-
cellaneous taxes to raise $1,000,000,-
000 and an increase in existing cor-.
porate and individual income taxes
to raise an additional $1,500,000,000.
The House bill would bring in an
estimated $2,400,000,000 additional
from income taxes.
Advocating also a $2,000,000 slash
in annual non-defense spending, the
witness said this would mean a total
improveient of $6,500,000,000 h year
in the Treasury's financial position.
Plan Drawn Up To Sell
Rayon For Non-Hose Use
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.-(P)-A
plan for sale of three per cent of the
daily production of rayon to manu-
facturers of non-hosiery products
formerly made from silk has been
drawn up by defense officials.

Pink Lace Punishment
Halts Shirt Tail Vogue
ATLANTA,-)-When the lads at
Home .Park Grammar School got to
wearing their shirt tails out because
of the heat, Miss Elizabeth Setze,
teacher, thought it was undignified.
But knowing the ways of youth
she didn't say so. Instead, she bought
several yards 'of lace-pink and blue
and white-and announced that she
would sew some around the bottom
of any shirt tails on display.
Just two pupils have worn the lace.
Tough Times
Are Coming,
Heimann Says
Executive Issues Warning
To Small Businesses
Covering Future Years
By The Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Aug. 15.-Henry H.
Heimann, executive manager of the
National Association of Credit men,
said today that while small business
had found hard going in the past
decade, "it will. be even tougher in
the years ahead."
In a review of; business Heimann
listed among reasons for his predic-
tion increasing Governmental rules
and regulations and local, state and
Federal taxes.
"The attempts to help the small
business man have become either
boomerangs of mere 'lip service,' "I
Heimann said, commenting "it is no
balm to the small business man to
realize that his troubles come from
an effort to save him."
Small Plants Suffer
"Big business finds it costly to
comply with the many rules and reg-
ulations 'but big business can have
a staff to handle the multiplicity of
detail," Meimann said. "Not so with
the smaller business man. His vol-
ume of business does not permit him
to engage many specialists. He wor-
ries through, as best he can, about the
details of all these acts and, some-
times, he has become discouraged.
"Then the threat of war comes
along. We decide to get on a war ba-
sis. The spending of billions means
volume placement. The small busi-
ness man doesn't get many Govern-
ment orders, not because the Gov-
erment doesn't care to give them to
him but simply because there is haste
and waste in an 'emergency' and he
is overlooked.
Large Mortality Seen
"So the small business man, beset
with priorities, sees his usual business
curtailed. Non-defense items in
which he usually deals are limited as
to production.
'This is no argument against the
wisdom of defense. It is entirelyde-
signed to emphasize a sincere belief
that unless in the months ahead
smaller business organizations can
find a way out, have apportioned to
them a larger portion of defense con-
tracts, the mortality among such or-
ganizations will be great."

Present Price
Of Copper Is
Producers Send Demands
For Three-Cent Increase
To Defense Agents
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.-()-
New demands for an increase in the
price of high-cost copper like that
produced in Upper Michigan have
been registered with defense offi-
Producers of the region contend
the situation was not eased by the
recent leveling of prices by Leon
Henderson, Price Administrator. He
suggested a ceiling price of 12 cents
a pound and recommended the
Metals Reserve Company, an RFC
subsidiary, buy high-cost copper at
13 or 14 cents in order to assure ade-
quate production for defense pur-
These purchases would be made
from companies whose production
costs exceeded 11 cents a pound dur-
ing a given period.
Registering strong opposition, Up-
per Michigan interests reported the
Henderson plan would help little, if
any, and reiterated their contention
they needed a price of 15 cents iiy
order to operate their mines at a
reasonable profit.
Representative Hook (Dem.-Mich.),
renewing his demand for a pegged
price of 15 cents for Michigan metal,
said operation of all copper mines
was urgent for defense.
Calling the situation to the atten-
tion of Congress, Hook declared "co-
ordination seemsto be lost in the
price of copper at 12 cents a pound
and because of his action the cop-
per mines cannot operate. The price
of copper mut be raised if you ex-
pect to increase production.
"These mines cannot produce cop-
per for national defense because they
cannot operate at the price. Com-
mon sense seems to be lacking."
Cut In Auto Output
Will Be Discussed
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16-(P)-De-
fense Agencies today summoned
automobile manufacturers to the
Capital next Thursday to decide on
the curtailment of new car produc-
The invitation to 18 car -and parts
manufacturers was sent out jointly
by the OPM and the Office of Price
Administration and Civilian Supply.
After the two agencies disagreed
recently on plans for curtailment,
William S. Knudsen, OPM Director
General, and Leon Henderson,
OPACS Chief, said a program would
be worked out jointly.
Car makers already have agreed to
cut production of 1742 models about
20 per cent below last year's totals,
but defense officials have agreed that
a far greater curtailment is probable
and that it might amount to 50 per
Prison Case Investigated
ATLANTA, Aug. i5.-UP)-A legis-
lative committee reported today that
it had uncovered cases of severe beat-
ings and inhuman use of sweatbox
punishment at the Rising Fawn Con-
vict Camp in North Georgia. A grand
jury investigation of two deaths there
was asked.

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