What for Jimmy?

At the President's summons, ex-War Mobilizer Jimmy Byrnes came up from South Carolina again last week, twice sat in long conferences with Harry Truman. The visits of the man who had been Senator, Supreme Court Justice and Assistant President to Franklin Roosevelt set political dopesters to doping anew. Consensus : Jimmy Byrnes would be Secretary of State—within 90 days.

Even the wisest of the dopesters was ready to admit that this was" a guess. The President had dropped no hint of what he planned, and neither had canny, sharp-eyed Jimmy Byrnes himself. But there was plenty of reason for believing...

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