National Affairs: Reality

Puzzle which the U. S. State Department has been trying to solve for the last month has been: how to recognize Germany's annexation of Austria without appearing to approve it. Last week Secretary of State Cordell Hull solved his puzzle neatly in two simultaneous notes to the German Government. Note No. 1 recognized the annexation, stated that the U. S. "finds itself under the necessity as a practical measure" of closing its Vienna legation and appointing a consular staff in its place. Net result, since the U. S. ministry in Austria was vacant...

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