Newspaperman Clinton W. Gilbert takes with an almost judicial scrupulosity his function of measuring out a daily mead of praise. Last week he decided that Ambassador Alanson B. Houghton had been unfairly treated during his recent visit home (TIME, April 5 CABINET). So this is what Mr. Gilbert judged fit to say:

"He looks at international relations with a shrewd, ironic eye. He maintains a certain detachment, remaining an American, in contrast with a good many American diplomats, notably with Ambassador Page, who when he was in...

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