FOREIGN RELATIONS: Bullitt to the Near East

Bald, earnest William Christian Bullitt, onetime U.S. Ambassador to Russia, onetime Ambassador to France, has won few diplomatic triumphs but has never failed as a super-reporter. From his old friend Franklin Roosevelt he got an assignment that fitted his talents as neatly as his well-tailored suits fit his broad-shouldered frame.

William Bullitt will go to the Near East in the same eyes-&-ears role that Harry Hopkins, ill this week in the Naval Hospital, filled recently in Moscow. On this vast reportorial beat, in the Nile River Valley and along the Red Sea and...

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