The Press: Diplomatic Lesson

Handsome Ed Stettinius, who likes to please everybody and is hurt when he doesn't, bristled his way through a San Francisco press conference. Then he motioned to the Washington Post's pince-nezed publisher, Eugene Meyer, 69, to follow him outside.

Big Ed was spluttering mad. The Post's editorial that morning, wired to him, was an attack on "the bush-league diplomats of the State Department headed by Secretary Stettinius ..." for their insistence on Argentina's admittance to the San Francisco conference.

In the hall, Stettinius turned angrily on Publisher Meyer. "You and your god damned sheet...

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