WOMEN: Ladies' Game

Next to ignoring Prohibition, the most polite and popular form of U. S. lawbreaking is Beating the Customs. Prime practitioners, in the amateur field, are wealthy ladies who count it a fashionable triumph, indicative of cleverness, to succeed in smuggling personal purchases made abroad, with the sporting risk of paying a 100% fine if caught. One-quarter of fines imposed goes to informers who tip off Customs inspectors. No smart smuggler will tell her best friend, until afterwards. This, the summer season, with tourists jamming every liner, is the time when inspectors are...

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