National Affairs: Couch & Coach

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Against the curving white wall of President Roosevelt's study on the second floor of the White House stands a big black leather couch. It is comfortably low and squashy, holds four grown men. Many long sittings have worn off most of its shine. Before it on the floor lies a tiger- skin rug and within easy reach is a pedestal ashtray. The couch's deep easy pitch not only relaxes the body but loosens the tongue to friendly informal talk. If the World Economic Conference, opening in London June 12, proves a success,...

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