National Affairs: Unusual, Proper

One morning last week the telephone jangled in the office of Idaho's Senator William Edgar Borah. The British Embassy was calling. Could Senator Borah see the British Ambassador? Yes—the next day. Punctual for his appointments. Sir Esme Howard arrived at the Senate Office building, found his way to room 139 without direction, was there long closeted with the senators.

The door was fast shut but all Washington felt sure the subject of the talk was naval disarmament.

When the meeting was over, from the White House came an anonymous, ominous comment: "highly unusual."

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