THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Oct. 25, 1926

¶ The President signed a formal proclamation which reduced the tariff on paintbrush handles from 33 1/2% to 16 2/3%, thereby culminating a two and a half year investigation by the Tariff Committee. This is the second reduction Mr. Coolidge has made, his other cut being on the duty of live bob white quail. He has increased the tariff on seven commodities (including straw hats and wheat). Under the Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act of 1922 the President is empowered to change duties within limits of 50%.

¶ A dark little man, wearing an outlandishly...

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