International: The Speeches

The voice that all had hoped to hear was stilled. No speaker stirred the conference as Franklin Roosevelt would have stirred it. But that was no great reflection on those who did speak. Like the war which had brought it forth, this was a conference without banners.

President Truman, speaking from Washington in a dry, hurried voice, used the words "just" and "justice" seven times ("Justice remains the greatest power on earth. To that power alone will we submit").

Secretary Stettinius delivered a sensible, realistic speech which struck no fire, admirably fitted the business and...