It was cold and partly cloudy in Washington last week when President Roosevelt returned from Warm Springs. Rested after his quietest week since the war began, he stepped off the train to be greeted by a sober-visaged Secretary of State Cordell Hull, flanked by Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles, Assistant Secretary of War Louis Johnson. The President's quietest week was over, ended by bombs falling on Helsinki by Russia's invasion of Finland.

Cold and clear was the U. S. reaction to Russia's move. At the White House the President conferred with...

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