FISCAL: The Tariff-Makers

The Ways & Means Committee last week completed its public hearings on recommendations for changes in the tariff law. Now the Committee will go into a brown study and emerge with a tariff bill that will try to satisfy the people back home—and Mr. Hoover. Some final recommendations, mostly upward, by the people back home, included the following:

Jewels. Jewellers urged that rough diamonds be admitted free, that duties on pearls and unset stones be reduced from 20% to 10%. Reason advanced: there is no other way of stopping wholesale jewel...

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