U.S. At War: Get the Row Over

Despite frantic last-minute coaxing, Russia had stood firm on her boycott of the air conference of 52 nations (TIME, Nov. 6). China sat silently by, with neither plans nor planes. And Britain and the U.S., though they still used fairly polite language* to each other, were readying some rude, two-fisted arguments. The two nations, which have been poles apart on how postwar air routes should be parceled out and regulated, said in effect: let's start the row now and get it over with.

Open Hand. Adolf Berle Jr., chairman of the U.S. delegation, told...

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