INTERNATIONAL: Blazing to Peace

Having slept in Abraham Lincoln's bed at the White House, Scot MacDonald moved to the British Embassy for his last days in Washington, rode out early in the afternoon to doff his hat at the tomb of Woodrow Wilson. Lest anyone suppose Mr. Hoover had told him to do this to ensure Democratic Senatorial votes for a future treaty, Embassy officials announced that he went of his own volition.

Doffing his hat to George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon, the Prime Minister asked if Superintendent Colonel Dodge remembered the "frightful heat and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!