JAPAN: Cocktails in Tokyo

During his recent visit to Tokyo, Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall asked some of the newspaper boys to drop by at the U.S. embassy for a drink. Twelve U.S. newsmen came. Burly, bumbling Royall talked, on & off, for an hour. He left the reporters free to use his remarks if they did not attribute them to him. What he had said during that cocktail hour set off a cyclone of alarm and confusion.

A few days later, a Tokyo paper quoted a "high American authority" as saying that the U.S. might not...

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