FOREIGN RELATIONS: Dear Chief . . .

To the one man in the world whom he calls "Chief" the President of the United States addressed a letter.

The letter was in answer to another that began: "Dear Franklin." Shrewd, spry old Diplomat Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy during World War I when Franklin Roosevelt was his assistant, had just resigned as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. He had held that pesky post for eight long years. Of his own accord, he had decided to give it up, retire to his native North Carolina.

It was not only his age (he is...

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