Foreign News: Two Sick Men

London papers last week broke out with a rash of black headlines forecasting changes in the Churchill government. The News Chronicle: CABINET RESHUFFLE ON THE WAY. The Daily Mail: CABINET CHANGES COMING SOON. The factual foundation for the stories was that Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, apparently recovered from the slight stroke he suffered in June, last week had moved back into his official residence, Chequers, and was seeing a lot of prominent Tories for luncheons, and whisky & sodas.

Churchill was working five or six hours a day, eating heartily, and doughtily disregarding the advice of his doctors to stay on...

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