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The Secretary-General for the San Francisco conference was named at Yalta but announced only last week—lanky, Harvard-trained Alger Hiss, one of the State Department's brighter young men.

Alger Hiss was one of the Harvard Law School students whose records earned them the favor of Professor (now Justice) Felix Frankfurter and a year as secretary to the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was drafted from a New York law firm by the New Deal in 1933, joined the State Department in 1936, accompanied President Roosevelt to Yalta.

At San Francisco he and his secretariat of 300 (mostly Americans) will have the...

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