TAXATION: Return of Hearst

Three years ago, with an angry blast at California's then new 15% income tax law and a comparison of tax collectors to gangsters & gunmen, William Randolph Hearst changed his legal residence from California to New York. Lately, Mr. Hearst has been having his prodigiously scrambled possessions audited, consolidated, made liquid by a new set of exchequer chancellors (TIME, March 14, et ante). Last week, for reasons best known to his tax experts, William Randolph Hearst wrote a letter to Assessor W. M. Hollister of San Luis Obispo County, Calif. announcing that...

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