THE CABINET: Lost Souls

It looked like September 1914 at the Saint Lazare station in Paris one morning last week. Farewells were shouted, hands were wrung, a few tears shed—all the atmosphere of an official and precipitate evacuation surrounded the departure of So U. S. trade commissioners and commercial attaches and their families. Less than a week before Secretary of Commerce Roper had cabled most of the Department's European representatives to hand in their resignations, close their offices by June 30. when the fiscal year ends. If they wanted a free ride home they had to...

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