International: On the Bum

"In all Washington," moaned poverty-stricken Slobbovia's accredited representative to the U.S., "is no udder Ambassador gotta work nights in a hash-house he should kipp alive."

More than once the miseries of Cartoonist Al Capp's (Li'l Abner) mythical, snowbound Slobs, "dropping dad from all kinds starwation," have found not too exaggerated counterparts in reality. In eastern Europe there were at least two genuine foreign envoys in straits almost as dire as the Slobbovian Ambassador's.

Returning hopefully to Warsaw after a brief rest in Washington, His Excellency Arthur Bliss Lane, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, found his stylish, three-story embassy still occupied by the eight Polish...

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