The most inveterate public speaker in the Department of State is Assistant Secretary Harry Franklin Payer. Son of an Austrian Army officer, he was born in Cleveland 58 years ago. went to Western Reserve, became a lawyer. He teamed up politically with Cleveland's Tom Johnson and Newton Baker. His particular interest was judicial reform. He affects 19th Century attire and speech, wears old-fashioned stiff collars, voluminous cravats, striped trousers, heavy black coats. His round, Pickwickian cheeks dimple with smiles and he trains his frizzy grey hair to stand out in Dickensian tufts at...

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