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In the somewhat banal white marble palace of the Pan-American Union in Washington last week gathered diplomats from 21 republics of the Western Hemisphere, to hear a somewhat banal Pan-American Day message from their Good Neighbor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Beaming "with faith in the high destiny of the Americas," Good Neighbor Roosevelt spoke a smooth public piece in the style to which all Americans are now accustomed. When he had finished he unexpectedly dismissed the press, asked that the microphones before him be deadened, and in a suspenseful silence gave a confidential...

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