From the Rock Hill Evening Herald:
Minister Taken To Prison For Refusal To Pay Taxes
Cincinnati, Ohio (AP) — The Rev. Maurice F. McCrackin, 52-year-old pacifist minister who won’t pay his income taxes, was taken to a federal prison to serve six months for refusal to respond to an Internal Revenue Service summons.
As in the past when confronted with law enforcement officers, the pastor of a merged Episcopal-Presbyterian church had to be lifted from his cell bunk and seated in a wheelchair. He was aroused about 5 o’clock and was on his way to the undisclosed prison at 5:30.
The Rev. Mr. McCrackin, who clashed with the law over failure to pay income taxes, has had to be carried into jail, into courtroom and out of them since his troubles reached a head several months ago. He refused to walk.
In keeping with policy, the name of the prison to which he was sent was not made public. In addition to the sentence, U.S. Dist. Judge John. H. Druffel fined him $250 for failure to respond to summons. A jury convicted him on .
The minister has refused to pay income taxes for years on the grounds that a part of the money goes for war purposes. The IRS issued the summons for him to talk over his income tax situation.