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Evening Star (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Washington, Washington-DCWeather forecast fair and warmer today tomorrow la creasing cloudiness and slightly warmer followed by Light rain tomorrow night. Temperatures yesterday highest boat 3 30 . Lowest 30, at 4 . From the United state weather Bureau resort. Fun detain on Pat a-2. 0 no. 1,826-no. 35,019. Jas unum. Evening and sunday 75 cents w City and suburbs month 20 bodies found after mine blast 24 Are missing 2 die in Rescue Effort faint pounding heard As Crews push work 9 the associated press. 8t. Blairsville Ohio March it sunday at least 32 men were reported Early today to have been killed in a devastating Gas explosion which wrecked a portion of the Willow Grove Coal mine yesterday. Sheriff s Deputy Carl Clark of Belmont county said he was in formed 20 bodies had been found. Two men were killed trying to reach 44 men entombed by the blast. Rescue workers also were reported to have heard faint pounding be Hind a Rock Barrier indicating that possibly some of the trapped men were still alive. Efforts redoubled. They redoubled efforts to break through the Barrier. The dead were believed to be victims of dreaded Black Damp Gas. Rescue Crews yesterday afternoon and last night saved 113 other miners following the Noonday blast. The 44 men were Cut off from fresh air and entombed behind a Rock Barrier. They re All dead they live through that blast said Frank Opaty one of the rescued men. This View was shared by his fellow workers. Desperate attempts to communicate with the imprisoned men failed. While Rescue Crews battered at the Rock Wall some thought it would take All night to break through efforts were made to Force fresh air to the men Down a 90 foot Shaft. A revised Check by r. L. Ireland president of the Hanna Coal co., owners of the mine showed 157 men were in the huge mine when the Accident occurred. Many gained safety through the air Shaft at the end of the three mile Long Drift or horizontal mine. On the Way we saw men scattered All Over the lot said John Toworoski 33, of Neffs. Harry Stanley declared it looks bad. George Straini asserted that the length of time Wen lived depended on the amount of air available in the area where they were trapped. Or. Strain state director of Indus trial relations was in charge of Ohio mine Rescue Crews. John Richards mine superintend ent and Howard Sanders tipple Boss lost their lives in their res Cue Effort. They were killed by the treacherous Black Damp a Gas which forms in mines after an explosion. Scores treated in Hospital. Nearly All the 157 were affected by the Gas to some extent. Scores were treated at an emergency hos Pital set up in the mine office base ment but there was no immediate indication How Many were in serious condition. An undetermined number were reported Hurt. Nick Polecy and George Griffith were in Martins ferry Hospital and Peter Taylor and Charles Kluskey in Bellaire Hospital. Polecy was burned about the face and arms and the others were gassed. Griffith seriously. Polecy and Griffith were with or. Richards and or. Saun Ders in the first Rescue Effort. Fifteen men were carried out on stretchers at one time As thousands of persons Many of them tearful wives crowded around the Entrance of the mine located 3 Miles South of Here. The mine was termed by officials m the Hanna company is it was one of the most modern in Ohio equipped with the latest air conditioning safeguards. Fire is controlled. Fire broke out after the blast which presumably was caused by Gas or Coal dust. It was later brought under control. A mine car speeding madly out of control shot out of the Entrance at noon an unconscious operator at the Drivers Post. This was the first indication that a blast had occurred. Steve Olexia the operator was Over come by Black Damp after the explosion. Expert Rescue workers from other mines were mobilized and immediately began extrication operations under the personal direction of or. 8ee blast Page a-3. D. C. Liquor probe May reopen tuesday investigation of the District liquor situation which came to an abrupt close last week May be reopened tuesday by the special House com Mittee charged with the inquiry it was Learned last night at the Cap Itol. A member of the committee said he had received a notice a appear at a hearing tuesday at which it is planned to take the testimony of mrs. Agnes k. Mason vice chair Man of the alcoholic beverage con Tryl Board. Thomas e. Lodge chairman testified last week after which the committee decided it would hold no additional hearings. Representative Kab charter demo crat of Pennsylvania chairman of the investigating committee according to his office was in Pitts Burgh last night and could rot be reached to outline the plans for the proposed resumption of the investigation. Before or. Eberharter left Washington however he said there was Little likelihood of additional hear Ings. The committee it is reported is seriously considering a proposal to recommend substitution of a dispensary system for the present plan of Selling liquor by the bottle in the District. Under the dispensary sys tem the District government would own and operate the stores that sell liquor by the bottle and receive All tax benefits from such sales. I Farley pleads for tolerance in selection of a president % says nation should never sink to Point where Creed would be bar to office in what is virtually certain to be construed As an answer to recent reports that the line has been drawn against him at the White House As a candidate for president or vice president postmaster Gen eral Farley last night said the ideals of the Republic must not be permitted to sink to a Point where race color or Creed would keep a Man from the presidency. Addressing the annual banquet of the Friendly sons of St. Patrick at the Mayflower hotel. Or. Farley cautioned that no political implications should be attached to his re Marks but said we must never permit our out look on life our american Skyline if you please to become obscured by the Cloud of social and economic problems. We must never allow the fabulous wealth of this nation to deprive us of the simple Virtues that have made this nation the Hope of All Mankind. We must never permit the ideals of this Republic to sink to a Point where every american father and Mother regardless of race color or Creed cannot look proudly into the Cradle of their new born babe and see a future president of the United states. Although there was nothing in the address to indicate the Post master general was thinking of the recent reports his utterance was a definite protest of discrimination against any mans availability As a presidential candidate because of i religious affiliation. Or. Farley is a Catholic. Nazis claim planes bomb British ships anew in Scapa flow Airfield also declared attacked in Berlin radio broadcast by the associated press. New York March 16 the co Lumbia broadcasting system tonight reported picking up a Short wave broadcast from Berlin which asserted that German warplanes had bombed British warships and air Fields. C. B. S. Engineers said the Berlin station dub declared a general Headquarters communique stated powerful detachments of the Ger Man air Force proceeded to the North West and attacked units of the British Fleet stationed at Scapa plow in the evening of March 16. A number of heavy battleships and cruisers were hit by the bombs and were severely damaged. In Addi Tion is number of airports were bombed. In spite of powerful resistance put up by British chasers and anti aircraft artillery the German fight ing machines were capable of carry ing through their orders successfully and returned to their Home bases without any losses whatsoever. The British admiralty declined to comment Early today on the Broad cast from Berlin to the effect that German flyers last night raided Scapa plow naval base North of Scotland and bombed a number of British warships. First lord of the admiralty wins ton Churchill told the House of commons february 27 that the British Navy had not had the use of Scapa flow since the battleship Royal Oak was sunk there by a German submarine october 13 with a loss of 810 lives. German mines claim two More British ships by the associated press. London March 16.a new up swing in German mine warfare today claimed two British naval trawlers and several merchant ships while Britain wrote its own warlike postscript to a week of siege by announcing flights by her bombers Over both German occupied Poland and Helgoland bight. The trawlers sunk were the Peri Dot and the Maida both by mines. The commander and five crewmen of the Maida were believed lost. The Crew of the Peridot was saved. The 1,589-ton British Steamer Mel see bombing Page a-3. Two salesmen robbed of $25,000 in gems by the associated press. Detroit March 16.two new York City jewelry salesmen George j. Fisher 42, and Sidney Sherman 55, reported to police tonight that two men had held them up on the Street and robbed them of $25,000 in jewelry. The Holdup they said took place about 7 ., while it was still Day Light shortly after they had left a Michigan Avenue establishment in the downtown Section. American republics protest nazi ship sinking by British by the aug Cutch pres. The 31 american nations unanimously protested to great Britain yesterday against the sinking of a German freighter in brazilian Waters and once More appealed to belligerents to keep the War away from the american neutrality zone. The protest was submitted to the state department resulted from scuttling of the 3,771-ton German freighter Walkama off the brazilian coast on february 13 after it had been intercepted by British warships. The protect was submitted to the British government by president Augusto Boyd of Panama it reiterated the desires of american nations that the War be kept away from the Waters which the dear president Roosevelt has declined to comment on an article in which the chief executive was reported to have told a Veteran Southern Mem Ber of Congress that a Hull Parley ticket was not desirable because nomination of the democratic National chairman might bring abour another debacle such As occurred in 1928, when Alfred e. Smith a Catholic was the part yes presiden tial nominee. In his speech before the 290 Irish men who assembled to hear him or. Parley asserted that social and economic problems should never be permitted to create disunity. I am speaking now of human realities. He said human realities that we can hand Down to our Chil Dren if we will keep the Faith of our fathers and cherish the Bonds of Unity that Are so necessary so essential for our continued Progress. Give America a United front and there is no Power on Earth within or without that can weaken or de stroy our democracy. Obstacle of unemployment. After seven years of zealous labor he said there is still one Sharp difficult obstacle in the path of the ultimate goal of this Fine and Gen Erous nation. This he declared is 9,000,000 unemployed unfortunate citizens looking for a Chance to make an honest living. Among them Are 2,000,000 Young men and women who have never been Able to get a permanent Job. Solution will come through a re continued on Page a-18, col. La Welles sees Pope tomorrow ending european Parley talks with King Duce and Ciano at end of fact finding tour by tit associated press. Rome. March 16.sumner Welles concluded his talks with Europe s statesmen today during a second entry into Italy s highest councils which coincided with a foreign of fice visit by the German ambassador and awaited monday s Farewell audience with Pope plus Xii to Dis cuss the prospects of peace As Well As continuing War. President Roosevelt is fact finder had Long folks with King Victor Emmanuel Premier Mussolini and foreign minister count Ciano bring ing to a close a tour of eur ropes Chancell eries to sound them out on the War Outlook which took him to Berlin Paris and London Between two stops Here. A communique said the talks with count Ciano and ii Duce were Long and cordial. Or. Welles plans to see the pontiff on monday however made Diplo Mats think the entire european situation would then be reviewed. It was presumed that or. Welles would see Luigi Cardinal Maglione papal Secretary of state after his audience with the Pope. Silent on conversations. The american wait silent on his latest conversations As he has been throughout his tour. The German ambassador Hans Georg Viktor von Mackensen visited the foreign ministry while or. Welles and United states ambassador William Phillips were conferring with count Ciano. The Call was de scribed in both German and Amer ican circles As a coincidence having no bearing on or. Welles visit. It is known however that Ger Man foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop when he was Here last week end to Confer with Premier Mussolini discussed or. Welles trip. Although there was no authoritative italian indication that he brought new material for or. Welles to report to president Roosevelt in Berlin Well informed germans said von Ribbentrop undoubtedly had carried Farewell notes for ii Duce to relay to or. Welles. After conferring with the King for 45 minutes and count Ciano i Bee Welles Page a-4. Boy 2, lost in wilds found crying but Safe by the associated press. Walsenburg. Colo., March 16. Little Alexander Mcgee Sample jr., 2 4 years old was found by searchers today in the rugged Huer Fano Canon country nearly 24 hours after he wandered from the ranch Home of his parents. The boy was sitting on the Edge of a mud Hole dangling his feet in the water and crying loudly. Al though painfully sunburned and hungry he seemed to have suffered no serious harm. Action of Panama contemplated pre serving for the Pacific use of inter Continental Commerce. The state departments announcement said following the procedure of consultation provided in the Declara Tion of Panama the 21 american republics have agreed upon the Fol lowing statement which the presi Dent of the Republic of Panama has today transmitted in their names to King George i of great Britain i have the Honor to bring to the attention of your majesty that on the 14th of february the govern ment of the United states of Brazil informed me As follows ? " i have to advise your excellency Bee protest Page a-3. Italian soviet Amity basis Laid nazis say big development involving Italy forecast this week Chamberlain facing first Seri Ous Challenge to War leadership 71st birthday tomorrow prepares defense of policy on Finland. Page a-3 finnish War works vast improvements in russian army reds emerge from conflict with better military machine than when they invaded. Page a-4 rumanian taking precautions against Iron go artists in commemoration of Calinescu s assassination six months ago. Page a-4 finn Mission to Fly to Moscow tomorrow to Iron out Border de tails nation tackles problems of rehabilitation and new defences. Page a-4 Russo finnish peace seen nazi preparation for offensive Ger mans believed anxious to assure continuous flow of red supplies. Page a-7 nerves War forces smaller states toward defensive alliances Likely to be anti nazi or anti russian maj. Eliot says. Page a-10 by Louis p. Lochner associated press poretto correspondent. Berlin March 16.five-fold dividends have accrued to nazi Germany through the recent visit to Rome of foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop the Best in formed German observers said to night. They Are 1. Italy and Germany Drew closer together than Ever. 3. All around appeasement of the Balkans seems assured. 3. Foundations have been Laid for italian soviet rap Roache ment. 4. Von Ribbentrop is talk with Pope Pius Xii evoked the most favourable reaction in Neutral Spain. 5. The German foreign min ister was Able to give Benito Mussolini some last minute Ger Man messages for Sumner Welles president Roosevelt is super re Porter. Buttonhole any Wilhel Strasse official these Days and he will Tell you mysteriously that next week will see the world startled by an event that will indubitably show that Italy is on Germany s Side in every Way save actually going to War. Just what this event May be and what Italy May have in mind to help her Axis partner is anybody yes guess. Even those who obviously know say they Are sworn to secrecy. Soviet pact urged on Rumania. As regards Balkan appeasement both ends of the Axis had been working on it before von Ribben tropes arrival in Rome informed sources say. Germany obtained a russian Promise not to make any claims on rumanian Bessarabia while Italy pressed on Hungary not to insist just now on having Transylvania another big rumanian province. Instead Rumania is being urged to conclude non aggression pacts with the soviet Union and with Hungary. High sources in Rumania however have said that German conditions for economic Monopo lies and induction of a pro nazi Iron guar dist into the Ruma Nian Cabinet which accompanied the German Security scheme for Rumania were unacceptable that both Germany and Italy would profit by appeasement in the Balkins is obvious. Just As it is True conversely that trouble beginning in any Section of the Balkins might mean a general conflagration for Southeastern Europe. For this reason German and italian diplomacy also seems directed at least to neutralize British French influence in Turkey. In any discussion with responsible germans these Days two Stock phrases recur which epitomize the situation the first peace in the Balkans a the second Rumania should keep on producing mean ing especially Oil and Grain. End of sore Point. So with the russian assurances of non aggression with regard to Rumania in his pocket von Ribben trop was Able to Point out to Musso Lini that conclusion of the Russo fun Nash War Marks an end to the see Berlin Page a-4. Norwegian ship detained on refusing to carry mail by the a omitted pres. New York March 16.customs officials tonight halted the 11,015 ton norwegian America liner Ber Gen fjord from sailing because officials of the line refused to take United states mails aboard. The line rejected the mail consignment officials said because of fear the ship would be subject to German attack if she carried any cargo or other matter subject to British contraband seizure. Mail they said was subject to such seizure. The order came after 300 Passen Gers boarded the liner. The Bergens f jord was scheduled to sail for Ber Gen Norway and her route would take her within proximity of Bellig Erent zones. The customs agents entered the dispute St the insistence of postal officials. It was understood the agents acted under an article of International Law compelling a ship to carry mail if postal officials demanded. Company officials and postal authorities said they were referring the controversy to the state department and norwegian diplomats at Washington in Hope that a settlement might be made soon enough to permit jailing Temor Row. where Are you now j March 17 branding vice squad sissies Schulte asks Strong Force legislator. Also wants police relieved of Tea party duty so they can patrol streets Salesman shot robbed of $700, when Bandit leaps on his car for midday hold up. Page by creation of two special Strong police squads made up of men and not sissies was urged last night by representative Schulte Democrat of Indiana As the first step toward combating an outbreak of crime in Washington in the last several weeks. Representative Schulte who is chairman of the police and fire subcommittee of the House District committee also proposed that policemen be relieved of Tea party diplomatic and other special assign ments so they can devote their full time to patrolling the streets. Describing the police depart ment s existing vice squad As a Bunch of sissies or. Schulte said special squads of he men Are needed to harass the suspected Crim Inal element. Every Man on these Strong squads should be at least 30 years old Over six feet tall and have had at least 10 years experience in police work he declared. What the Washington police Force needs is men who will rough it up with the criminals frighten them and keep them on the run. All the Large cities new York Chicago and Detroit or. Schulte pointed out have special Strong squads that periodically visit see police squads Page a-3. Samuel untermyer crusader for jewish rights Dies at 82 noted lawyer denounced Hitler ism As certain to bring chaos by the aug cited Preu. Palm Springs calif., March 16.samuel untermyer 82. New York corporation lawyer and Cru Sader for jewish rights died at his Winter Home today. He had been ill several weeks. Or. Untermyer died in his luxurious Home in the heart of Palm Springs a desert resort frequented by Hollywood film stars and wealthy easterners. With him were his son and daughter in Law or. And mrs. Alvin untermyer who flew Here from new York 10 Days ago. Palm Springs for years had been or. Untermyer a Winter residence. With the coming of cold weather in the East he would come Here to sit in the Sun and not worry As he put it. He had not been As Active in re cent years As formerly although periodically he came out with a denunciation of German treat ment of jews and a prediction that hitlers policies would bring ruin. He protested As president of the non sectarian anti nazi league against German participation in the new York worlds pair. Champion of labor. He Long had campaigned for labor and the underdog wherever found but wealthy indulged his tastes for Dapper dress. He Seldom was seen without an Orchid in his Lapel. Or. Untermyer whose Legal fees sometimes ran into millions of Dol Lars had a varied interest in the world about him. He found equal pleasure in raising rare Flowers in the hot House of his Westchester estate and in arguing the Cit yes Case for unification of new York s subway systems. He organized and headed the first wide scale Boycott of German goods and at one time he called Secre tary of state Hull spineless in the government s attitude toward Germany and former German ambassador Luther a quasi prop Gan dist. With the same enthusiasm with see untermyer Page a-16. Woman leaps 23 stories to death in Kansas City by the aug cited pres. Kansas City. March 16.its such a Beautiful Day explained a Middle aged woman As she asked permission to View the City from the top of the 28-Story Telephone build ing. 1 taken to the observation plat form she chatted cheerily with her guide then suddenly climbed the re straining Wall and plunged to her death. Her body struck the roof of a five Story building. The woman was identified tentatively As mrs. Emma Monsour a governess. 1 radio programs Pago f-5 complot Index Pago a-2 Roosevelt outlines ideas for lasting peace in radio talk believes end will come to use of Force in International relations text of president s address on Page As by the associated press. President Roosevelt speaking on a world wide broadcast set Forth yesterday afternoon a list of ideals of International organization with out which he said no peace can be made on a lasting basis. _ Queen Wilhelmina of Holland also took part in the program which was held in connection with the Christian foreign service con vocation in new York. Today we seek a moral basis for peace or. Roosevelt said. It can not be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood. It cannot be a lasting peace if the fruit of it is oppression or starvation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed Camps. It cannot be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear of powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace if Freedom from in Vasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an intelligent peace if it denies free passage to that knowledge of those ideals which permit men to find common ground. It cannot be a righteous peace if worship of god is denied. May form basis for peace plan. The president s statement of what he considered some of the essential elements of a peaceful world organization suggested to some observers Here that these might form the basis of administration thinking should the Opportunity come for an attempt to bring about peace. Whether such an Opportunity May see Roosevelt Page a-5. Roosevelt backers plan drive in Garner s Home state by the a outed pres. Au8tin, tex., March 16.plan for an organised Campaign in the Home state of vice resident gamer to Send a Roosevelt instructed Dele gation to the democratic National convention were disclosed today by mayor Tran Miller. The mayor of Texas capital City said formation of precinct organisations would be started immediately a radio Campaign was contemplated and a mass meeting of Texas Roose velt supporters probably would be held Early next month. In addition to chairman Miller leaders in the Austin third term organisation include former gov. James e. Ferguson Edward Clark former Secretary of state o. P. Lockhart member of the state democratic executive committee Harry Acreman executive Secretary of the 8tate federation of labor Joe Steadham legislative representative of the brother hoods and Charles e. Green news paper editor. Mayor Miller Earl members of the group like and respect or. Gamer but Felt that 80 per cent of the people of Texas were for re election of president Roosevelt and we want to give them a Chance to Demon Strate that in the precinct county and state conventions in May. The Texas democratic executive committee overwhelmingly endorsed or. Garner a week ago. Or. Clark said Roosevelt democrats had been willing for Texas to Send an uninstructed delegation to Chicago but that since the gamer forces brought about state executive committee endorsement of the vice presidents candidacy we accept the Challenge and will take the ques Tion to the voters of Texas. Or. Ferguson who said his wife former gov. Miriam a. Ferguson might seek a third term As governor declared that John gamer s my Friend but i would not be Dis Loyal to the president nor will the people of Texas be disloyal to him so Long As a possibility exists that we May draft him to carry Many Texas democratic Leaden Are supporting or. Gamer. Budget to provide for full time doctor at Blue Plains subcommittee also plans to include funds for two More nurses by James e. Chinn. Funds for employment of a doctor who can devote full time to the physical ailments of the More than 700 inmates at the Home for the aged and infirm at Blue Plains Are to be provided in the 1941 District appropriation Bill it was Learned last night from an authoritative source. The present doctor at the institution works on a part time basis. The House appropriations sub committee in charge of the Bill it was said also plans to provide funds for two additional nurses. There was no indication however whether the subcommittee would recommend additional funds for improvements of physical conditions at the Home. The Home for the aged and in firm As Well As the childrens receiving Home on Potomac Avenue 8x have been the recent targets of criticism by mrs. Franklin d. Roosevelt and the Public health subcommittee of the House District committee which has just completed an investigation of various Public welfare institutions. Special session held. Conditions at the Home for the aged and infirm and the children s receiving Home were reviewed by the subcommittee yesterday at a special executive session attended by representatives of the Washington Board of Trade and Robert e. Bondy director of Public welfare. Although the subcommittee for Mally brought its Public hearings on the 1m1 appropriation Bill to a close late thursday it was arranged after Ward for. The special session with the Board of Trade representatives who included Lawrence e. Williams pres ident of the organization and e. Barrett Prettyman former Corpora Tion counsel of the District. The subcommittee plans to meet this week to put finishing touches on the appropriation Bill and Indi cations Are it will not raise the Fig ure beyond the $49,300,000 approved by the budget Bureau. House Lead see d. C. Budget Page a-5. Senator King to seek re election to seat chairman King of the Senate District committee whose term in the Senate expires in january announced last night he will be a candidate for re election. The Utah Democrat has been Active in handling District affairs in both the House and Senate. He had been a member of the House prior to his election to the Senate in 1916. In making known his intention to run again senator King re affirmed his support of the neutrality act of 1939 and of the presidents inter National policy. Seal studies sales tax plan inequities drafts amendment to give d. C. First claim on incomes background court decision last monday raised doubts whether income tax can be collected from persons working in the District but hold ing a Legal or voting residence elsewhere. Fiscal affairs sub committee of House District com Mittee Busy with 1941 d. C. Rev Enue program on thursday re ported by 3-2 vote a sales income Levy recommended in Pond tax study More than year ago. Corporation counsel Elwood h. Seal announced last night he in tends to seek changes in the pro posed new dual sales income tax plan for the District to Clear up inequities resulting from the Hasty preparation of the Bill particularly in regard to application of the sales tax to purchases under 10 cents. Under the proposal As it now stands or. Seal pointed out a child would have to pay a sales tax on a 1-cent stick of Candy. Other developments in the District tax situation included or. Seal yesterday drafted an amendment to the local Revenue act which would give the District the first Levy against in comes earned in the District whether by residents or non residents. This was being done at the request of representative Bates Republican of Massachusetts a leading opponent of the sales tax on the fiscal affairs subcommittee of the House District committee. The House District committee arranged to consider the fiscal affairs subcommittee proposal for adoption of the sales income tax Levy at its regular weekly meeting tomorrow at 10 30 . The full committee now holds the Fate of the plan. Committee approval would Send the plan to the House for a vote on the next so called District Day april 8. Urges clarification. Or. Seal said that obviously there Are some provisions in the proposed tax program that need Clarifina he mentioned specifically the provision that would impose a 2 per cent tax on All retail sales. This with a personal income Levy on earned incomes in excess of $10,000 and unearned incomes in excess of $300. Is the basis of the tax plan drawn up to substitute for this year income tax. No formula is set up in the new tax Bill according to a committee print which came off the press yesterday As to the detail method of taxing retail sales. This procedure is left entirely to the discretion of the commissioners. Or. Seal explained however that under the Bill As it stands the com missioners could prescribe the use of a Mill tax either in Token form or in script form to be collected on a 1-cent Sale. But he admitted there must be some change about 2-cent sales especially in View of the fact that a person who buys a 10-cent article would not have to pay any More in taxes than a child who buys a 1 cent stick of chewing gum. Retailer is responsible. The committee print of the Bill revealed that unless the retailer imposes the tax on the 1-cent Sale he ultimately would have to make up the tax Revenue himself from his sales because the measure pro Vides that the retailer shall collect the tax and pay it to the District on the basis of Gross receipts. If he does not collect the tax on Penny sales he obviously would be forced to suffer a loss. On the other hand if he had nine Penny sales and collected a Mill tax on each Sale he would make a profit when he pay his tax to the District on the basis of Gross receipts. Sales under 25 cents caused much concern before the committee last year when it considered a similar sales tax program. The original combination sales income tax plan advocated by or. Chester b. Pond new York tax expert who made a Survey of the District tax Struc Ture for the House and Senate District committees would not have tapped sales under 25 cents. Even then proprietors of 10-cent stores and other places where sales Are 10 cents or less protested because they would have been forced to pay the sales tax to the District on the continued on Page a-16, column 1. Son of sheriff shot to death in Kentucky 1 the associated press. Jackson ky., March 16.dep Uty sheriff Wilson Deaton 31, was shot to death on a Highway near Here today the second son of sheriff Walter Deaton to be felled by bullets in bloody Breathitt county with in a month. The Deputy was slain his father said while trying to halt a Road sle fight among four unidentified n. Mose Bush 28, who jumped off a truck with Young Deaton to intervene in the fight was treated at the Jackson Hospital for minor wounds. The four brawlers fled to nearby Hills and eluded posse men but state Highway patrolmen detained two unidentified women who had been with the four men and who screamed during the shooting pour it on Mem pour it on pm. Fred Deaton 28, a brother of the slain Deputy was wounded seriously february 24 in a pistol Duel in front of the Jackson Post office in which Lewis Combs 34, a state tax col Lector was killed. Recovering in a Lexington Hospital Fred Deaton was indicted on a murder charge by the Breathitt county grand Jiffy last tuesday

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