THE CABINET: The Man from Middletown

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The U.S. Secretary of State turned his head slowly from one interrogator to another, his slightly bulging, frosty eyes looking down an impressive, beaklike nose. His expression hardly changed, except to break occasionally into a fleeting wry smile. He handled the press conference delicately, parrying questions, articulating carefully in his cornetlike voice.

There was no change in U.S. foreign policy, he said, referring to the congressional squabbling (see above). There was a dilemma, he added, between the great need for as full and as quick public information as possible, and...

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