Foreign News: The New Understanding

Joseph Stalin smiled, Joseph Davies smiled, Viacheslav Molotov smiled.* Then the special messenger from the White House shook hands warmly with his Kremlin hosts. He was off for the U.S., with his dyspepsia and pills and the wax-sealed envelope bearing Joseph Stalin's reply to Franklin Roosevelt. Everyone, agreed that Mission II to Moscow, its nature still a secret, had gone famously.

The smiles in Moscow matched smiles in London and Washington, not only over the good fellowship of Joe Davies and Joe Stalin but over something bigger it reflected: the growing good fellowship of...

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