National Affairs: Again, Couzens

To James Couzens, Michigan's millionaire Senator, the U. S. Treasury last week sent a check for $989,833. The Senator accepted it, though noting formally that there was a "slight miscalculation" of $20,000 or more for interest. The money was a tax refund which Senator Couzens won as the result of a fight started by the Internal Revenue Bureau three years ago to increase the Couzens profit-tax on Ford Motors stock sold by him in 1919 (TIME, January 17, 1927).

Check in bank, Senator Couzens returned to his favorite sport, Mellon-baiting. Said he: "This is a concrete piece of evidence of mismanagement of...

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