FOREIGN RELATIONS: A Word to the Finns

As evidence piled up last week that the Finns are taking their orders from Berlin, the State Department finally ordered all Finnish consulates in the U.S. closed by Aug. 1. The action will not necessarily lead either to a break in diplomatic relations or to a declaration of war. Indeed it was a hint that the U.S. would like to avoid sterner action. But it was both request and warning to Finland not to join the new big Nazi push on Russia, not to be shoved into an all-out attack on Murmansk.

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