The two men eyeing each other in the Blue Room of the White House really had little more than that to say to each other, little more to do than eye each other and feel that they knew each other better. For President Hoover it was a chance to see at close range and in virile, bristling reality the neat little black beard which is the international tag of Italy's young Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dino Grandi. The latter, in turn, could study at close range the greying hair, chubby cheeks and...

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