HISTORICAL NOTES: A Few Seconds of Silence

Ex-Secretary of State Cordell Hull last week laid his mellowed memoirs on the tomb of the New Deal. Although the wreath was appropriately floral, there were (also appropriately) some thorns among the roses. Excerpts from his good, grey story, written* at Bethesda Naval Hospital and soon to be published in two volumes by Macmillan, began appearing last week in the good, grey New York Times.

No Errand Boy. Gravely, 76-year-old Cordell Hull sought to correct the impression that he was little more than an errand boy in a State Department actually bossed by...

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