National Affairs: Searches, Seizures

After he had finished tossing a medicine ball with President Hoover one morning last week, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ernest Lee Jahncke told this tale about himself: two months ago, on the Baltimore-Washington highway, his car and several other cars were stopped by Prohibition agents, civilly questioned, thoroughly searched. Complacently said Secretary Jahncke: "I do not know whether the officers were State or Federal employes. I did not tell who I was. My chauffeur has specific instructions not to reveal my identity as an official of the Government. I have long since forgotten the matter and consider it just one...

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