Madison Capital Times

February 20, 1918

Issue date: Wednesday, February 20, 1918
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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - February 20, 1918, Madison, Wisconsin THS WEATHER ,nd colder tonight. TfcBrt- CAP I IME THURSDAY Morning meat meatless. Evening meal whealless. MADISON, WIS., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY PRICE TWO CENTS Fight Being Staged In Legislature On Taxation v _, -'.'.a' 1 Bill Today II War Profits; ES AND GERMANY REiDY FOR GREAT SPRING OFFENSIVE ON JESTMT AUTO SHOW 3PBNED BY IAYOR SAYLE [Extensive Preparations Have Been Made, Says Secretary Baker JVEMY SHIFTS UNITS Withdraws First Line Defend ers to Train Them for Onslaught 'By the Associated PreM.l WASHINGTON, Feb. ex'-'t preparation silently and syr carritd on, it is :hit both the Germans and the All itt rear.? for the long expected oft'en- the T-CSI, Secretary Baker said in review of military oporn- for week ending 16. "While there have been no developments in the military tituition in the west during period andtr the 'communique, yc: it is apparent that both the enemy snd the Allici, after extensive prcpars- tions which have been silently and syj- cnrriod on, arc ready for bs'.tlo. The Germans have recently rlihdrewn a number of their veteran wtJt front unit.) from the first and busily training t warfare. "According to advices received, general staff hopes line the that by sassing a large these id shock battr.hons which have been ittnsivoly trained, they'may deliver crushing blow. _- German Assembled "The hulk of the Gorman forces aro now assembled in--the But-a number of these units are wholly mined in method of .western as warfare which dilTfcra radically ;hot conducted along other fror.'.s. thv German h.jrher command realises fully thut forces will meet with far more tactical obstacles than any encountered by an attacking A break through was poss.blc .r. only after the morale of the hod been undermined; the !nmp iruu in Italy and- we witness- ed doiv tp'etdily the Italian line was "As has already been announced, in a segment of the line is en- Lndcr control of our forces. our front patrol encounter's are ivir.creus. Tho Germans undertook a raid .ifainsl our positions'and succeei- weather wag very r.iiny dur- ing :hc first part of the week and our troop? were busy manning the pumps ir. (c. effort to Veep their trenches dry. Liter clear weather, prevailed and hos- aircraft made frequent flights to rccuano-ter our positions. A- marked in our anti-aircraft bar- "SS? is reported. Artillery duels took and the Germans ahowerod our lir.i'j with gas sheila, which; 'however, ausf.l ;io casualties owing to efficient Vi protection. Advance at Champagne 'In Ctampagne, units of American artillery participated in an engage- s'1.-', undertaken by French -forces. This optntio-.-. was the most important c' week in the west... After very artillery preparation during our batteries' co-operated use- hl'.'j, French infantry advanced to southwest of the Butto du ifes- r.loi.j; B front 'of about yards. Ire r'rcnch succeeded in penetrating '.hi: '.Ii-rman positions, broke through '.h. be- lieved that bond inue plan U ing to hard sledding. Want Taxed Almoit without ?ers of thb legislature M7 thai are in favor of taxing profltMra. Speaker Whittet. in nuking hil ivltaf against the introduction of a bill for the taxing of war proflU itated that he believed that war profltmn should taxed, but stated further that wu compelled to rule undir the governor'g call. Senator Roy Wilcox introduced bill in the senato thil morning provid- ing for tho application of the income tax principle iti paying for bonds to be issued by the statx. The bill wae admitted by Lieut. Gor. Dithmar, tha result that the presiding offlcera; in the two housee are on record aa ml-' ing diflTerently. No objections were 'raised tn the senate to the introduction .-of. a -B I cox of Eau Claire. It provides that.. tho money to meet the funded and in- terest indebtedness created by a -bond. issue of provided for in-tha; bill, to meet war expenditures, shall be raised by special income taxes and all incomes on which taxes are collect- ed under the laws of Wisconsin at following rates: From J15.000 to IM.999 at the rate of 1 per cent. v From to at the of 2 per cent. From to at the rate of 4 per cent. From to the rate of 8 per cent. On or over at the rate of 16 per cent. Bill Held Ont The assembly .today defeated .the troduction of a" bill for the of the war profits to take care of the) Increased war expenses of state gor-' ernment. The profits tax bill was of- fered by Assemblyman Glenn P. Tur-: ner of Milwaukee. 'It was ruled out of order in the house this morning. An appeal wan made to the house and the- decision of the speaker that tho prafrti'- taj; bill could r.ot be considered under; the call, was defeated by a vote of C8; to 24. Hardly had the session opened when the proflts tax bill which was offered. for introduction yesterday wae up. Assemblyman Turner entered in- to a legal argument to show that the measure could be introduced. The of raising money the subject matter of the governerV said Assemblyman Turner. "To say that the only way that, we can raise this money is by a bond itsne to make a rubber stamp out a question of the borrowing of money the same as was done during the answered Speaker Whittet. y "The people of the state of-Wiscon- sin want the men who are. money out of this war'to'pay just share of the Evjue! "The people don't.want a bond-'; issue saddled upon them; when it can' be rais To lii the speaker, is td'mak'e'a out of the legislature It is time that' wo stopped talking about being in. favor of taxing profiteers, and apply some of these remedies." v Camper, asked-if the bill the ernor favored was a taxation j Whittet said it was not. Hart that although it was claimtdf'tbJrt'-wiJS raised by the limit the call isiis contended '-W AfiL-ni- 4 A' ;