James H. R. Cromwell, no diplomat, was Minister to Canada for 142 days. Twenty of these passed before he took office; of the remainder, it was said that nothing could break the bonds of U. S.-Canadian friendship. Installed in the Legation at Ottawa, Mr. Cromwell announced that he would soon resign to run for Senator of New Jersey—a declaration which aroused more enthusiasm in the State Department than had amateurish Mr. Cromwell's passionate but undiplomatic denunciations of Hitler.

Up to World War II few U. S. citizens took U. S.-Canadian relations seriously. Last week...

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