TAXES: A New B. I. R.

Civil Service status for the 64 U.S. Collectors of Internal Revenue was urged three years ago by Herbert Hoover's commission on reorganizing the Federal Government. But the collectorships are among the juiciest patronage plums in politics, and Old Pol Harry Truman ignored the Hoover recommendation. Then, last year, scandal after scandal rocked the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Harry Truman decided to ask Congress to replace the 64 collectors with not more than 95 District Commissioners and Deputy District Commissioners (salaries: $12,000 to $14,800) under Civil Service control.

Last week, following up passage by the House in January, a Senate majority (30...

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