WORLD CONFERENCE: Goodnight, Goodnight

Not since Wartime had short, narrow Downing Street been so jammed with reporters from wall to wall. A message from President Roosevelt was expected and delegates of the World Monetary & Economic Conference had been waiting all day for it. Suddenly the Prime Minister's motor car was sighted and word whipped round that the message had come. Scot MacDonald, alighting hatless in full evening dress, stepped inside and tried to calm the delegates, urged them by inference to go home.

"I will wait up for a message from President Roosevelt," he cried,...

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