National Affairs: Bills

The Brule decision, while the most sensational event in President Coolidge's last week, was not the most significant to citizens. The day Congress rose, the President signed 236 bills and resolutions. Some new laws:

¶. The Revenue Act of 1928, carrying $222,495,000 tax reduction. The Coolidge signature was affixed at 8 a. m., before business hours. Automobile dealers were notified in advance so that they could make good promptly on their promises to reduce auto prices when the 3% sales tax came off.*

Among other taxpayers rejoicing were theatre-owners, whose admissions are now tax-free up to $3. Producer Florenz ("Show Boat") Ziegfeld...

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