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PROCLAMATIONS, 1924. 195] BY THE Pmasmnnr or THE UNITED STATES or Aiuamca, -;L%!.H;9&.. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas in and by section 315 (a.) of Title III of the act of Congress Tariff on Barium approved September 21, 1922, entitled "An act to provide revenue, Di$°§l2$,5b;€_ to regulate commerce with forei n countries, to encourage the in- m§§,f,§“°°”’ *’“"’°’*‘ dustries of the United States, and for other purposes," it is, among VOIY42. P-941- other things, [provided that whenever the President, upon investigation of the d` erences in costs of roduction of articles wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of like or similar articles wholly or in part the growth or product of competing foreign countries, shall find it thereb shown that the duties fixed in this act do not equalize the said digerences .in costs of production in the United States and the principal competing country he shall, by such investigation, ascertain said differences and determine and proclaim the changes in classifications or increases or decreases in rates of dut provided in said act shown by said ascertained differences in sucfi costs of production necessary to eq\ualize the same; Whereas in and by section 315 (c, of said act it is further provided V¢>1·42. x>-°42- that in ascertaining the differences in costs of production, under the provisions of subdivisions (a) and (b) of said section, the President, 1n so far as he finds it practicable, shall take into consideration (1) the differences in conditions in production, includin wages, costs of material, and other items in costs of production o? suc or similar . articles in the United States and in competing foreign countries; (2) the differences in the wholesale selling pfices of domestic and foreign articles in the principal markets of the nited States; (3) advantages granted to a foreign producer by a foreign government, or by a person, artnership; corporation, or association m a foreign country; and l)4) any other a vantages or disadvantages in competition; Whereas, under and by virtue of said section of said act, the United States Tariff Commission has made an investigation to assist the President in ascertaining the differences in costs of production of and of all other facts and conditions enumerated in said section with respect to the article described in plaragraph 12 of Title I of said V¤¤·42·¤-Sw tariff act of 1922, namely, barium `oxide, being wholly or in part the owth or product of the United States, and of and with respect to agrike or similar article wholly or in part the growth or product of com eting foreign countries; Wlhereas in the course of said investigation a hearing was held, of which reasonable public notice was given and at which parties interested were given a reasonable opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard; And whereas the President upon said investigation of said differences in costs of production of said article wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of the ike or similar article wholl or in part the growth or product of competing foreign countries, has tlfereb found that the principal comdpeting country is Germany and that the duty fixed in said title an act does not equalize the differences in costs of production in the United States and in said principal competing country, namely, Germany, and has ascertained and determined the increased rate of duty necessary to equalize the smug, ‘ Increasing duty on Now, therefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States §§',,§,‘}}}_‘6 d{}}§§,§§§&, {Q of America, do hereby determine and proclaim that the increase in ¢<>S¤ <>f ¤¤¤d¤¤¤¤¤- rate of duty provided in said act shown ysaid ascertained differences in said costs of production necessary to equalize the same is as follows: An increase in said duty on barium dioxide (within the limit of Rmtotal increase provided for in said act) from 4 cents per pound to 6 cents per pound.