TAXATION: Red Ears, Next Support

Red Ears, Red Support

Chairman Robert L. Doughton last week kept the members of his House Ways & Means Committee with their ears to the grindstone. Their job was to listen strenuously, so that no one could complain that he had been denied a hearing on the New Deal's plan to rearrange corporation taxes in order to encourage the declaration of dividends (TiME, March 16, et seq).

Relatively few complainants asked to be heard. The railroads as a group, the National Association of Manufacturers and several trade associations complained, but no nationally known...

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