National Affairs: What of it?

Ordinarily not much attention would have been paid to it. President Coolidge appointed Robert Edwin Olds, 49, lawyer of St. Paul, native of Duluth, Harvard '97, to be Assistant Secretary of State, to succeed John Van Antwerp MacMurray, appointed Minister to China (TIME, Apr. 13). During the War, Mr. Olds represented the American Red Cross in Europe. He was head of the Red Cross for about three years. At present, he is the American Member of the British-American Joint Arbitration Tribunal created by treaty in 1910, and serving in London. What of it? Nothing, but he is the second St. Paul...

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