By last week, with Congress adjourned, the great summer exodus from the capital was well under way. The Government was running on slack steam. President Hoover was, as he put it, "condemned" to remain in the White House by public business. The Cabinet, always loyal to a new President, accepted condemnation with him. Not so the emissaries of foreign powers.

Dr. Friedrich W. von Prittwitz und Gaffron, the German Ambassador, sought relief from Washington's heat at Hot Springs, Va., making occasional trips back to the capital only when...

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