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> In factual terms the news was brief. Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles had resigned.

> In political terms the news was complex. When would Franklin Roosevelt cease his appeasement of Southern Democrats, who had forced Welles's resignation, and how would U.S. foreign policy be affected?

> In human terms the news was repetitious. Cordell Hull had again got his man.

> [In journalistic terms] the news had been foreseen (TIME, Aug. 23). But rumors of dissension had been consistently denied by Cordell Hull, who accused newsmen of seeing smoke where there was no fire.

Factual. To Latin American diplomats in Washington, two...

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