National Affairs: Something Said

Alanson B. Houghton was Ambassador to Germany three years and, by his own confession, made one public speech. Last week, in London, he attended the Pilgrims' dinner, which he described as "the routine whereby an American Ambassador takes office."

Present were the Duke of York, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Premier, a host of England's great ones. Mr.

Houghton surprised them all by refusing to "dig up" again the hardy plant of Anglo-American friendship which would flourish if it "be spared the scorching winds of after-dinner oratory. . . . You will not expect...

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