GREAT BRITAIN: Five Shillings

An indiscretion is the one thing a member of the British Foreign Office must never commit, and last week London rang with the discovery that on March 3 an indiscretion was committed by Civil Servant Thomas Henry Glasse.

Mr. Glasse wrote on official Foreign Office stationery a letter to the Motor License Department of the London County Council—a British Labor stronghold headed by famed Herbert Morrison, who may well be the next Labor Prime Minister. He asked that Don Jose Fernandez Villaverde, secretary to the Duke of Alba, who is the representative...

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