National Affairs: Horse-Trading

Baring his canine teeth in a merry grin, round little Maxim Maximovich Litvinoff. shrewd, sly Foreign Commissar of the U. S. S. R., arrived in the U. S. last week. He promptly reminded the Press that President Roosevelt had "taken the initiative in addressing Mr. Kalinin." repeated the statement he had made in Berlin that as far as he was concerned it would take "less than half an hour" to conclude recognition negotiations between his country and President Roosevelt's. Commissar Litvinoff and the world at large had been beguiled by the friendliness of Franklin...

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