THE CABINET: Hull's Fire

To the U. S. State Department, unprecedented developments in Europe last week presented two related but separate problems. One was exactly how to handle the factual changes caused by Reichs-führer Hitler's annexation of Austria. The other was how to let the world know exactly how the U. S. felt about it. Last week, Tennessee's drawling, mild-mannered Cordell Hull solved both with characteristic common sense.

De Facto. News that Austria had ceased to exist as such was first officially presented to the State Department by Germany's Ambassador Hans Dieckhoff day after the...

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