Canada at War: Mike Steps Up

An old friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt stepped down last week to let a younger man step up. On his 75th birthday, kindly, white-haired Leighton Goldie McCarthy resigned as Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. To his post Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King promptly appointed McCarthy's assistant, Lester Bowles Pearson, O.B.E., one of the ablest men in Canada's small but expert foreign service.

Ambassador McCarthy resigned because he felt that his job was done and that he was entitled to a rest. At Mr. King's insistence he had gone to Washington reluctantly, early in 1941, because the Prime Minister felt he needed...

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