FISCAL: From a Well- Wisher

It never occurs to any U.S. citizen to pay the Treasury more than he is taxed. But in the past five years many a patriot has given the Treasury an outright cash gift. Last week the Treasury totted up: it had received about $7,385,000 from some 50,000 U.S. and other nations' citizens.

Most of the money had been sent with specific war requests: e.g. "for a bomb to drop on Hitler." More surprising was the fact that $1,259,000—almost a fifth of the total—had come from 50 donors who sent a check every pay day or at other regular intervals—"for the...

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