National Affairs: Eider Statesman's Hearing

Elder Statesman Elihu Root, now almost 86. marched in his fur-collared overcoat into a Senate committee room one morning last week and took a solitary seat at the end of a long table. He had come to explain to the Foreign Relations Committee his formula whereby the U. S. could join the World Court. But the Committee kept Mr. Root waiting 30 minutes. Behind him rose the loud chatter of peace-loving women who packed the room. Mr. Root ran his fingers impatiently over his short grey mustache.

When the committee, headed by Chair-man Borah,...

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