National Affairs: Internationale

The State Department had no sooner smoothed over one international liquor problem last week, than it found itself confronted with another, more serious one.

Temporary seizure of diplomatic liquor en route from Baltimore to the Siamese legation had created an Incident that put the foreign corps in Washington on edge (TIME, March 25). Anxious to quiet ambassadorial nerves, the State Department obtained from the Treasury Department a red-taped but definite ruling that embassy liquor could be transported by private U.S. trucks and drivers without Federal molestation, provided an accredited diplomat was actually aboard...

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