Budapest (Oct. 5)
Israel Kohn, a 103-year-old villager, is wearying of taxation.
He has asked the tax office to give him a dispensation so he won’t have to pay two years’ taxes in arrears, nor any taxes whatever for the rest of his life.
He wrote that hard times have served to prevent the neighbors from contributing any longer to a collection to defray his taxes, as they had done for the last decade, during which he has been retired from business.
The tax office told him it would see what can be done.