SWEDEN: The Armpit Artillery Case

From the Swedish press last week came clear evidence that Swedes are too easily impressed by the hard-boiled school of American detective fiction. Reporting on Tourist Margaret Truman's visit to Stockholm, Swedish newspapermen gave the impression that the President's daughter was being escorted around Europe by Sam Spade and Mike Hammer.

Margaret's Secret Service guards, charged Stockholm's Expressen, have manhandled Swedish photographers and newsmen. Worse yet, one of them had "placed himself with a revolver at the [Stockholm] city hall gateway and refused to let Swedish citizens enter." The Yankee coppers, declared Swedish journals, were "gorillas," just "three tough guys...

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