BOARDS & BUREAUS: Chinese Ears

BOARDS & BUREAUS

Employes of the Bureau of Customs pondered a problem last week that had never confronted them before. It had to do with Chinese ears. Was it legal to import them from China? Were they dutiable? How should they be shipped? If the ears that were troubling the Bureau were to be transported with the customary Chinese between each pair, the problem might have been passed on to the Immigration Service. As it was, the ears were to be imported unattached. After thumbing many documents and consulting the Public Health Service and the Post Office Department, the Customs...

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