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One of the first casualties of new Finance Minister Yigal Hurwitz’s tough economic program was the recently inaugurated “tattle-tale telephone, “a device by which the Treasury encouraged citizens to inform anonymously on anyone they suspected of evading taxes. Hurwitz ordered it abolished and wan the plaudits of the press and public. The special switchboard, staffed by income fax investigators, was receiving calls on the order of,” … My neighbor bought a new car, where did be get the money?” and “my mother-in-law has taker a cruise though she claims to be a poor widow.”