CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Taxational Impasse

Discussion in the Chamber upon the government's recently enacted grain tax (TIME, June 28) of $10 on each ton of wheat and $22 on each ton of flour proceeded last week with Gargantuan violence.

The Communist Deputies proceeded to clinch their protests by tearing out and smashing approximately half the furniture in the Chamber. The Cabinet, by no means perturbed by this hackneyed maneuver, quietly took steps to begin suit for damages against all parliamentary vandals.

The grain-tax affair grew serious when M. Walko, Hungarian Minister of Commerce, declared to news gatherers that...

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