ITALY: Wringing Bachelors

Priests and members of religious orders who have taken the vow of chastity, war-mutilated veterans, officers and non-commissioned officers in the army, and foreign males resident in Italy are exempt from the new tax on bachelors (TIME, Dec. 27) and so could look on with amused tolerance last week when the details of the tax were finally approved and promulgated by the Cabinet.

Most striking is a clause making fathers responsible for payment of the taxes levied on their bachelor sons, if the latter cannot or do not pay.

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