Four years of bitter war and a year of uncertain peace had passed since the battleship King George V slipped into Annapolis, carrying Lord Halifax to his new post as war-torn London's Ambassador to Washington. Last week, on the eve of homegoing and retirement, the tall, mild statesman looked into the troublous future, saw Anglo-American friendship as "a patch of good firm ground on which we can stand and be secure." Said he:

"When we feel that the times in which we live are difficult and uncertain, a good remedy is . . . to take out a...

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