Facts, Figures, Apr. 13, 1942

U.S. Treasury receipts in March totaled a walloping $3.547,000,000—highest ever, only 25% less than collected in all 1929. Income-tax collections were no less than $3,083,000,000. However big, the month's revenue exceeded outgo by only $125,000,000. This will probably be the last month that the Government will have a cash surplus until the end of World War II.

> In spite of the unprecedented tax drain, the U.S. went on an Easter shopping spree. Department-store sales jumped 10% to 70% to an alltime Easter peak. Best sellers were clothes (especially woolen garments), radios,...

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