An “International News Service” dispatch from concerns some brinksmanship in Bavaria about a month before Hitler’s failed Beer Hall Putsch. Excerpts:
Premier Von Kahr, of Bavaria, who holds the double post of prime minister and dictator, signed an order to Bavarians not to pay taxes to the Reich (the German state as considered apart from Bavaria).
Later Von Kahr sent a telegram to Berlin demanding Bavaria’s temporary exemption from federal taxation. The Bavarian official then held up the tax defiance order pending a reply from Berlin.
News that Von Kahr had signed an order to Bavarians not to pay taxes to Berlin was not published throughout Germany, the censor fearing to aggravate a situation that is already critical.
Von Kahr had only recently been appointed to be the local dictator, and was a right-wing rival of Hitler, who would later have him murdered for his role in suppressing the Putsch.