J. Edgar Hoover Takes Note of War Tax Resistance

On , the FBI SAC from New York sent a memo to the director of the FBI (J. Edgar Hoover), attaching “per the Bureau’s request” a copy of the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” advertisement as it appeared in the New York Post on .

The director had evidently heard about the ad from an article about it that appeared in the New York Times . The letter notes:

The “New York Times” refused to print this advertisement according to their edition, since it was against Times policy to run the ad because of the “Exhortation to take action in violations of federal tax laws.” [sic]

That memorandum, and all of the bureaucratic hieroglyphics it accumulated as it did the rounds, can be found at the Internet Archive.