U.S. At War: Masks of Rubber

Masks in Rubber

Out of the dreamlike confusion of the Rubber Scandal, two new faces swam into focus last week. The New York Times reported flatly one morning that Franklin Roosevelt had asked Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone of the U.S. Supreme Court to make an investigation and give the nation the facts. Justice Stone's picture hovered momentarily on the front page, then dissolved into vapor. President Roosevelt had talked to him—but not about an investigation.

But Washington insiders were aware of another figure: bald, bearded Dr. Chaim Weizmann of London and Palestine, noted...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!