Religion: Dewhirst and Taxes

In Detroit last week the startled Appeal Board of the Michigan Tax Commission was confronted with a jungle-like black beard. Hiding behind it was Judge Harry Thomas Dewhirst, head of the famed House of David. Male members of this U. S. cult neither shave nor trim their locks, eat no flesh, in the stout belief that thus they will be among the 144,000 elect when Gabriel blows his horn. Judge Dewhirst, rich onetime California jurist, bearded the Appeal Board to beg his sect off from Michigan's unemployment-compensation taxes. He admitted his colony was in business, but protested against the tax on...

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