TAXATION: Altitude


Taxpayers of Westchester County, N. Y. held a mass meeting last week in White Plains to protest the cost of their State Government. One speaker suggested that the Republican Legislature adopt a greatly reduced budget, let Democratic Governor Lehman veto it if he dare. State Senator Pliny W. Williamson (Republican) expostulated: "You wouldn't want the courts and State institutions and offices closed for lack of funds, would you?"

"YESS!" roared the taxpayers.

"Well," stammered the Senator, "if that's your attitude, I'm all for it."


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