BULGARIA: Bottle Battle

U. S. diplomacy in Nazi-networked Bulgaria last week was hardly on the sleek side. The U. S. Minister to Bulgaria is husky, 220-lb. George Howard Earle. A deceptively sleepy-looking native of Philadelphia's archconservative "Main Line," in 1932 he shocked his background by loudly turning New Dealer, shocked it further in 1935 by becoming the New Deal's liberal Governor of Pennsylvania.

The independent, assertive Minister to Bulgaria is very fond of night life, and one night last week he went to a café in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia. The conditions of World War II have often reminded the Minister of World War I,...

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