"I have never been a diplomat. I have many faults, but somehow, I am sure you will put up with them, as have my own people."

Thus did Charles Gates Dawes, new-fledged Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, shrewd, Rooseveltian master of the art of self-projection, greet the British nation last week. The international air had suddenly become filled with clouds of incense and Anglo-American goodwill. Prime Minister MacDonald was planning to go and talk with President Hoover about naval disarmament. Astute Mr. Dawes made it clear that he would try...

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