Foreign News: Quiet: Hospital Zone

Britons were finally told last week what many had long suspected. The lovelorn Atlantic Charter is scheduled for a face lifting.

Viscount Cranborne, Dominions Secretary and Government Leader of the House of Lords, announced the impending operation at midweek, when he all but succeeded Anthony Eden as Foreign Secretary (see col. 3). He soon learned that he would have to wait awhile for a War Cabinet portfolio. But his words on the Charter carried full weight: "The Government are at present proposing an initiation of discussions with their Allies. . . . The Dominion Prime Ministers will be here in the near...

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