THE CABINET: Gentlemen's Agreement

In Paris one midnight last week a weary little Frenchman, Vincent Auriol, Minister of Finance to Premier Blum, dropped his telephone in its cradle and brought to an end a day-long marathon of transoceanic negotiation. At that moment it was just after 7 p. m. in Washington, D. C. In the U. S. Treasury Department Secretary Henry Morgenthau and a group of weary but pleased advisers also stood around a newly silenced telephone. At 7:30, after he had remained for hours strictly incommunicado, Secretary Morgenthau called for the press.

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