National Affairs: Blown Over

Last spring arose a suspicion that two dry-voting Congressmen—Michaelson of Illinois and Morgan of Ohio—had brought liquor-laden baggage through the customs by official "courtesy of the port" (TIME, April 8). The two Representatives were cleared, but the Treasury Department felt that the "courtesy" privilege offered too temptatious an opportunity to homecoming Congressmen. A decree was issued abolishing both the "free entry" allowed Congressmen traveling on official business, and the "immediate attention" accorded to those returning from unofficial foreign sojourn.

Low lay the Treasury Department all summer. Homecoming legislators took their turns for...

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