THE CHANCELLERIES: New Deal for Italy?

The U.S. is to have a new No. 1 man—and perhaps a new policy—in troubled Italy. Colonel James Henderson Douglas Jr., 46, a Chicago lawyer and businessman now serving in the Air Transport Command, has agreed to resign from the Army Air Forces early this month and join the Allied Commission in Rome.

Tall, dark-haired Colonel Douglas will replace white-haired Rear Admiral Ellery Wheeler Stone, also a former businessman (Postal Telegraph), as U.S. member of the Commission. No reflection on Admiral Stone, the change is part of the transition from military to civil supervision of Italy, which has its own...

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