Business: Business Notes, Apr. 19, 1926

Gasoline Tax. Last year four states (Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York) assessed no taxes on gasoline. The 44 other states collected $146,028,940 (83% more than in 1924, 450% more than in 1923), averaging 2.26¢ a gallon, $9.22 a car, according to a Department of Agriculture report last week.

Ford's Year. By the Ford Motor Co.'s report for 1925, published last week, assets were $742,913,568; surplus, $622,366,893; motorized units produced, 2,103,578 cars. Henry Ford, Mrs. Ford and son Edsel B. own practically all the 172,645 shares. Estimates of their profits range from $547...

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