FOREIGN SERVICE: Tally's Triumph

The Department of State pleaded guilty last week. One of its Foreign Service officers, blonde, blue-eyed Alison ("Tally") Palmer, 39, charged that she had been discriminated against because of her sex—and there was no defense.

The Department's embarrassed Deputy Under Secretary for Administration, William B. Macomber Jr., admitted that Miss Palmer's career had been adversely affected by the fact that she was denied assignments to three embassies in Africa in 1965 simply because she was a woman. Accordingly, said Macomber, she would be promoted to the rank of Foreign Service Officer 3, would receive a salary increase from $19,537 to...

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