GOVERNMENT: Ides of March, 1943

This week the U.S. citizen faces a hard and stubborn fact of wartime living: despite all the hullabaloo about Ruml plans, forgiveness of 1942 taxes, and revolutionizing the tax structure, the U.S. Treasury on March 15 will demand and get more money from more people than at any time in the history of the republic.

The 1942 Ides of March brought out 26 million returns; this year the Treasury expects returns from over 40 million.

One-third and more of the entire population will feel the heavy hand of the Government and the war. Last year the...

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