While the world waited for news of the Big Three meeting, Joseph Clark Grew was Acting Secretary of State in Washington. He made the most of his newsmaking opportunity. He discussed the U.S. part in settling Yugoslavia's trouble (see above), restated U.S. policy on war crimes, explained how U.S. eagerness to relieve France's economic distress was blocked by the tragic necessities of military supply.

But active Mr. Grew, through no particular fault of his own, also had a most unhappy time. The details of his misery were buried behind the "off the...

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