When Seymour Parker Gilbert Jr. left the shores of the U. S. to become Agent General of Reparations (TIME, Oct. 20), his salary was unfixed.

Upon his arrival in Paris, newspapermen asked him if it were true that he did not know the amount of his pay. Replied Mr. Gilbert: "That is a small matter."

Last week, the Reparations Commission published the Agent General's stipend. It was almost two-thirds of the President's salary, more than double the amount paid to America's highest paid Ambassador, nearly five times the average salary of a State...

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