Foreign News: Taxies & Taxes

A mob of men in caps and turned-up coat collars surged noisily down a street strangely empty of cars. A taxicab wheeled into sight. The mob swept around it, forced out the passenger, blacked the driver's eyes. The tires were ice-picked, the windows smashed and the car rolled over on its side. That happened last week on Manhattan's Broadway and it also happened on Paris' Place de la Concorde.

Twelve thousand Paris taxicab drivers were striking against a two-franc (12½¢) additional tax on gasoline. They claimed that the companies from whom they...

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