THE CABINET: Lodge v. Lowman

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Seymour Lowman, whose arm, so he said last month, (TIME, Sept. 19), "grows tired" some days signing dismissals from the Prohibition forces, took pen in hand one day last week and signed an order addressed to U. S. customs officials. The order instructed the customs men to make a stiff increase in the duty on automobile and bicycle parts, and certain other hardware including cement and vulcanized fibres, imported from France.

It was in the nature of a routine order. France having lately an- nounced large tariff raises...

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