Theatre: Donated Favors

In Washington last week the Board of Tax Appeals denied the plea of Actress Lenore Ulric that she be allowed to deduct $11,130 from her taxable income for the years 1927-28. Wooly-headed Miss Ulric, celebrated for her ability to create furor onstage, was quoted as saying that she had spent this sum for strictly business purposes, "entertaining newspaper critics and others."

Admitting that "the potency of donated favors, especially of food in securing adherence, is recognized," the Board nevertheless held: "Friends are a great assistance to the petitioner, but so are they to all others in whatever business they may be engaged,...

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