FOREIGN RELATIONS: R.F.D., Washington

One major problem of U.S.diplomacy is Russia's defensive silence, equivocation and niggling delay. Last week Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Arthur Vandenberg discussed a prime example: Russia's refusal even to answer U.S. notes suggesting a Lend-Lease settlement.

Senator Vandenberg warned: "Such experiences are not calculated to fertilize mutual good will and understanding. . . .. Washington is not an inconsequential way station on an unimportant R.F.D."

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