Foreign News: 30-Minute Man

Speeding from Moscow to Washington last week via Berlin and Paris, roly-poly Soviet Foreign Minister Maxim Maximovich Litvinov said of his coming talks with President Roosevelt about U. S. recognition of the U. S. S. R.: "As far as I am concerned everything could be settled in half an hour."


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