Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Times, April 19, 1929

as;s-LICENSING ACT IS CHALLENGEMed j Indianapolis Firm Sues to Enjoin Enforcement.Suit to enjoin the state tax board from administering the store licensing act passed by the last legislature was filed in federal court today by Lafayette A. Jackson, proprietor of the Standard Grocery Company, operating 225 stores in Indianapolis.The act. requiring a license of all stores in the state on a graduating .scale depending on the number of stores under single ownership or management, is attacked on the grounds that it is descriminatory and the bill of rights in the United States Constitution and the Indiana constitution.Without making them parties, the suit declared it was filed in behalf of all stores in the state.The act would require licenses of all stores on the following scale: S3 for a single store: $10 for each additional store to and including five; $15 each for from six to ten; $20 each for from eleven to twenty, and $25 for each over twenty.The tax board would be restrained from spending any of the $2,000 appropriated by the act for expenses preparatory to its administration. Legislators estimated the measure would provide $3,000,000 or $4,000,-000 annually for the state’s general fund.Samuel Ashby. H. H. Hornbrook and William H. Thompson are the plaintiff's attorneys.