Business & Finance: Weary Hoosiers

In Evansville, Ind., Harry Lang of Harry Lang, Inc. (which manufactures lubricants, owns Evansville Home Oil, Inc., Dixie Dance Wax, Inc. and a string of four gas stations) pays State and Federal income taxes, social security, encumbrance, personal property, gasoline, corporation, capital stock, truck wheel, chain-store taxes. This year these taxes will take $30,000, 20% of Harry Lang's gross. Last week Harry Lang announced: "I just wrote the President that I'd be willing to do it the other way around. Let him own the business and let me run it for him for five years at a salary equal to what...

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