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THE OREGON - DAILY JOURlPOWrCTjD, OREGQyi -
Zt; -i (Cnlt Nrin.) - . '
J Washington. Nov- . 4. .Funda
jriental , changes in ' the domestic
- yoUclea of the- government . are In
j- -eight with 'the election of Senator
Varr G. Hardliner.
Chief among them are these:
r ti Tlevieion upwardl of the tariff, with
,bandonment of the: 'Democratic prtnei-'-S1
of tariff for revenue only. -;
Adjustment of federal tax lawn, with
probable ' repeal of the ' excess profit
Jax. ; ' ' ' . - -; ':
An ffort td curb t what has-been
Hailed : governmental extravagance,; re
duce the Hize of the federal - establieh-
. ftBt and the number of employes.'.
4f ARDiNO FAVOBS TARIFF V
Heallfrnment of, the executive depart
ments, with' an attempt to put them on
a more fogrieal and scientific basin.
, Senator Harding, in several speeches,
iinade it clear ! that; he favora the pro
tective tariff policy lo insure American
'industries against foreign competition
- 'which might threaten their extinction.
.Hence a revision of the Democratic laws
may be expected because they were only
"nominally producers ; of revenue "and
were not designed to protect industries
Observers here ate certain, however.
rfhnt the revision upward will not be
"such as to approximate the high tariffs
ff earlier Republican administrations.
rJentlmcnt .in the (country hfia been
'growing in favor of virtual, free trade,
- according to government experts, even
.among manufacturers and the popular
outcry in the days of Taft has not been
.forgotten. .-. ,
1- - Adjustments of taxation have been re
-pea ted ly asked by President Wilson and
ftwo secretaries of the treasury.- Hard-
lng denounced existing laws, bo there Is
- no reason to expect they will remain on
the books in their present shape,
The chief offenfler is the excess profits
.tax. This, it is agreed, was" a justifiable
measure in war time; but is a harmful
.one wjien the country is trying to set
back lo a normal condition. This law.
. : leader among the" producers of reve
fiue. Is credited wlthi being ineaultable
complicated, difficult of administration
? juid a drt( on. legitimate business enter
- 5rlse. , Some economists see in it a potent
I .cause lor price irregularities. .
f , If the law is repealed, as now seems
, aiiseiy, BUDsuiuies win nave to De pro
Jt rVided. The condition of the finances of
the federal government is such that
"there cannot be an appreciable reduc
tlon . In taxation for several years to
"come, - .The estimates for the ensuing
'fiscal year, now being prepared, will call
- for an expenditure of more than four
" 3llliona. i .1
; Certain fixed charges, such as Interest
;cn the public debt, sinking fund pen
sions, compensation insurance, rehabili
tation and vocational training and main
tenance of the army; and navy, will re
. quire three billions or more, . and re
trenchments will have to come in the
r : ftlier administrative! activities. These
Jionstitute a relatively small part of the
total, particularly salaries of employes.
A" floating 'debt which has ranged be
tween three and four hundred millions
must also be absorbed. '
LITTLE DIRECTION . '
The reduction in size of the federal
establishment, realigning it along more
logical and scientific lines bas long Teen
urged. Possible measures are creation
of a department of public works; with
a cabinet member at its head, consolida
tion of the various Agencies concerned
with - soldier' aid and elimination of
There has been little change in execu
tive management since the days of Alex
ander Hamilton., New bureaus Have
been created and placed nit or miss un
der the departments. Independent
boards, some 0 in number, - literally
function Without any supervision what
Hoever. Activities developing out of the
war .have been continued, , long, ! after
need for their existence passed.- Legis
lation to remedy defects in this direc
tion is considered fundamental by many
leaders in both houses of congress. .
BIi BUSINESS IS PLEASED;
NOW EXPECTS "NORMALCY"
1 (By United New)
New York, fnov. 4. The bankers and
himiness interests of New York,
aside from their Jiatural relief from the
uncertainty of election times, are very
well pleased with the election of Sena-
- tT..tintr anri antirfnate a four vear
term of what Harding himself would
call "normalcy.'; , ... .
Crazed, by Luxury
Denied Him, Swiss
Uses Knife on Girl
(B the United Press)
New" York, Nov. 4. "For two or three
days I. had been wandering the streets
cold and hungry andunable to get work
and the sight of that girl with her beauty
and useless expensive clothes going Into
the Waldorf made me go mad with
anger." '... .
A shabby demented Swiss chef ex
plained to the police Wednesday Why he
stabbed Dora Stauf fer. 20-year-old
school girl just as she alighted with her
mother from a- taxicab and started to
enter an extremely smart" hotel here
Miss Stauf fer was rushed to a hos
pital, where It is said she will recover.
' Policy saved . the man from the anger
or a,prowi that: witnessed ns attaca
TO WORLD LEAGUE
By -John Glelssner .
' ( TTniedt Nw Staff Corrapoadaat)
Washington, Nov. 4. Senator "Wil
liam E. Borah of Idaho, a leader of
the senate ! faction opposed ' to the
League of Nations in ; any form,
Wednesday) served notice! on President-elect
Harding that he will fight
any etfort to drag America into the
league through the "back; door."
Borah interpreted the national election
to mean that the people are opposed to
any sort of a league. ':. - I
"The overwhelming and engulfing vote
for. the Republican ticket was the Judg
ment of the American people, against
this league or any ' political alliance or
combination with European powers," the
senator declared. "The league was the
issue." "' .' h ' ' :
He asserted the result of the election
was "an absolute rejection of all politi
cal alMances- er ; leagues with foreign
powers." . :i "'
-"we should pass our resolution De
claring a eute of peace, wipe; out the
arbitrary and drastic laws passed dur
ing tVia war ; and hasten to concentrate
our energy and all our brain power on
the solution or our aomesruc ana mum
trial questions which, now threaten our
whole industrial fabric," Borah said.
The task f ; President-elect uaroing.
when he defines what he believes should
iu nuitiAn inwriftm imnn ir the
nations, will be to reconcile the Jview of
Borah, Johnson,-, sranoegee ana omer
irreconcilables with those of the major
ity group which favors a league with
reservations and many times voted for
one. - j .; v.'"' I !
HIS STAKD BAZT lJ
Th Influence .of the "battalion of
Xonth" iit k. ur-A ihrBiii'h t"hn Re
publpan gains in the senate. They will
have opposed to them,. in addition to the
majority of senators of their own party,
n .awnalitaratila nnmhol' tit TJmOCratS
who favored entering the league with
reservations, and who w6uld be expected
The Republicans are expected to give
. .. . . .
early attention, to uie league, bimi w
Mnp!n,lnn n naf with frmI1V. -MOW
President-elect Harding will proceed (.has
na.r.a Vun iMltllnoH TT h. faVOred
arriving peace with Germany through
passage of a resolution like that' intro
duced by Senator Knox and defeated at
the last session. He has also declared
himself in favor of ran" association of
nations.1' I -'
Democrats; who have participated in
the treaty fight and in the formation of
the league believe that America will en
ter the present league with reservations
not greatly different from those spon
sored by Senator Idge. - Tner noia it
would be Impracticable and unaeceesary
to create new league of nations wnen
one exists with 40 nations participating,
which is subject to modifications. They
also maintain their belief, that lhe . vote
Tuesday was not to be interpreted as an
expression of . the people thaV 1 they
wanted no league of any kind.
Alaska Republicans Win
Seattle. Wash., Nov. . (t , N.
sen tor Dan A.,' Sutherland of : Nome
defeated his Democratic rival, George
B, Grigsby, for congressional delegate
from Alaska, according to word re
ceived here . today from the'.northern
territory. - Republican legislative candi
dates won in the first, third and fourth
divisions, - giving the ' Republicans
trol of both housea . j
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New dresses at the new low price sched
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ly.' Included, in the shipment ar tri
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Navy predominates in the wool models.
In the silks, black, brown and navy are
the favorites. All sizes, especially
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Thse are beautifully tailored of ex
quisite fabrics. Some are fur trimmed, '
others rely on stitching: or embroidery .
for decoration. Some are-even plain.
We have plusH coats plain or beaver .
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Artistic desifns of fur
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r anticipating the greatest possible reduction in prices for a
year to come. f I
Normal Buying Era
as a natural-result of -our. Application W the GOLDEN
RULE of "Looking Out for the Other Fellow."
Now and henceforward, here as formerly3 prices on the
high-class Chesterfield Clothes: , j - .
$39 $49 -$59
All Suits and Overcoat up to $60 for. . . . . : . . . . .$39
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Taking our colossal loss- alt at one time today for the sake
of better business tomorrow. . k ! :
To steady the economic situationto restore confidence in the
Public Mind to avoid a long-drawn-out period of painful
uncertainty, hesitation and confusion that would otherwise
occur in the. minds of men. 1 .
OUR GUARANTEE AND YOUR PROTECTION!
Buyers will be fully protected against any possibility of
further decline until A pril 2, 1921, by our Guarantee of
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As a symbol of the above guarantee, we haveadopted "Keeping the Faith, by the
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