FRANCE: Deaths (4) & Taxes ($6.40)

French taxes are high, but not so high as they seem, for Frenchmen are more expert at evasion than their Government is at collection. Shocked therefore is many a Frenchman if he finds a tax cannot be evaded. Shocked last week were the Widow Corneuil and her two strapping sons when a tax collector came to their farm near the village of La Fleche, 165 miles southeast of Paris, and insisted on the payment of 200 francs ($6.40) of long overdue taxes. They slammed and locked the door in the impudent man's face. Back to town went the tax...

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