The Press: Green Felt and Gold C

Three dozen newsmen met in the Great Room of London's War Office one afternoon last week, peered solemnly up at walls hung with the colors of glorious regiments. Some, like Edward Angly and Walter Duranty, were correspondents for U. S. newspapers and wire services abroad. Others, like Ward Price, represented the press of Britain and her Empire. They had gathered to meet plump, fawn-faced Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War.

With a becoming beam, in clipped Oxford syllables, Hore-Belisha said that he was well aware they were most anxious to see fighting at...

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