THE CABINET: The Cabinet

Anecdote

Last week Secretary Andrew William Mellon furnished Funnyman Harry Lauder with an anecdote than which Sir Harry and some 240,000 others had seldom heard a better. The anecdote: It seems that the U. S. Treasury Department and U. S. taxpayers had, between them, made many a mistake in the amounts of taxes payable for fiscal years from 1927 back to 1925 and beyond. These mistakes netted the U. S. a total overpayment of $103,858,687.78. Last week Secretary Mellon sent Congress the names—numbering some 240,000 and taking up 12,133 typed pages— of the...

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