National Affairs: Party to Bird to Krock?

Arthur Krock, chief of the New York Times Washington bureau, last week thought he had a scoop. Saving it for an edition of the Times too late for other papers to copy, he broke the news that Franklin Roosevelt was "seriously considering," if and when reelected, calling another world conference. Those to be invited: Britain's Edward VIII, Russia's Stalin, Italy's Mussolini, Germany's Hitler, France's Lebrun, tiptop representatives Japan and China, "a few others." Their object: to discuss Disarmament and Peace without any diplomatic folderol.

Next morning, newshawks of a hundred papers were clamoring at...

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