GREAT BRITAIN: Friend's Friend's Friend

Sandwiched between two black-gowned barristers acting temporarily as judges, Sir Samuel Lowry Porter sat in his own courtroom, King's Bench No. i, not to try a criminal case, but to act as a court of inquiry in a scandal that for a time threatened last week to upset the British Cabinet.

Before grey-lipped Neville Chamberlain took a little key from his watch chain and opened the battered red leather Budget box to announce to the House of Commons last month a rise in the tax on tea and another threepence to the pound...

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