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Chicagoans showed poorly in the
Terry Thomas, under the chapor
onage of Jimmy Kilroy, left today
for Grand Rapids, where Thomas is
to meet Tim Hirsh in a ten-round
go tomorrow night The men are
to make 160 pounds at "3 o'clock.
Thomas has trained faithfully for
this go and Kilroy promises no ailibis
if his man is defeated. This is the
first fight of a serious campaign Kil
roy intends to make with Thomas.
"DO YOUR OWN HOPIN'"
Zeke and Abe, two Afro-Americans,
had decided to go into the
mountains and search for gold,
which, they had no doubt, could be
found easily. "Ah hopes we finds uh
millyun dollahs' wuf," said Zeke. A
third negro who had been listening"
to their plans, put it: "When yo'
done come back wid all dat gold is
yo' gwine gimme some?" "Nun,
sun," said Zeke. "Why doan' yo do
yo' own hopin'?"
COLLECTIONS OF IN-
COME TAX 96 PER CENT
BY BASIL M. MANLY,
Day Book's Noted Economic Expert
Washington, Aug. 18. Detailed
income tax figures just made public
by the treasury dep't show that the
greatest increase in personal tax
collections were exactly as I pre
dicted, among the multi-millionaires,
with incomes of more than $500,000
a year. ,
The collections in 1916 from the
$500,000 income group increased 96
per cent, while the collections from
those with Incomes under 550,000
increased less than 50 per cent.
When I started Investigation of
the income tax for the newspapers
served by the Newspaper Enterprise
Association last October, I was told
by officials of the treasury depart
ment that the people who were evad
ing the tax were those with small
incomes who refused to make re
turns. I was soon convinced, as a result
of my investigations, that the big
evasions were among the multi-millionaire
class, who were reporting
only a small part of their incomes.
I told the treasury officials that, in
my opinion, a vigorous enforcement
of the law, even without publicity of
returns, would easily double 'the rev
enue from this class of taxpayers.
During the past year the efficiency
and vigor of the department has been
greatly increased and the result is
the 96 per cent increase.
As the pressure increases, with the
addition of publicity I am absolutely
certain the returns from this class
will increase 500 per cent!
BIG INCOME TAX INCREASE IN FIGURES
Normal tax, under $20,000 $16,577,089
Super tax $20,000 to $50,000 4,098,073
$50,000 to-$75,000 . . , 2,496,496
$75,000 to $100,000 2,099,634
$100,000 to $250,000 . 5,943,797
$250,000 to $500,000 3,328,423
$500,000 and over ....... 6,439,004
Offers in compromise '. 63,645
Total personal tax $41,046,165
Total corporation tax $39,144,529
of Taxes Per-Cent
$ 23,995,777- . 44
3,623,473 ' 73
$ 67,943,594 65
$ 56,993,659 45
Total income tax $80,190,694 $124,937,253 56