National Affairs: Switzerland, Siam

To qualify for the U. S. diplomatic service, to achieve a "Third Secretaryship" of an embassy or legation, are not feats which demand more than mortal powers.

But Berne, Switzerland, a quiet town a few hours from magnificent scenery, overnight from livelier capitals, is a choice appointment. Last week, Miss Lucille Atcherson of Columbus, Ohio, was assigned to Berne to serve under Minister Hugh Gibson* and Second Secretary Alan Winslow.* As another "first woman," Miss Atcherson became an object of interest. It was learned that her father was a reputable local officeholder; that...

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