Foreign News: How to Puzzle Friends

With a month of solid achievement behind him, Big Ed Stettinius said so-long to his friends in London, climbed aboard a plane, headed south for Morocco. In minareted Marrakech, the Under Secretary of State met W. Averell Harriman, U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, and Robert Murphy, U.S. member of the Allied Advisory Council for Italy. To ex-Businessman Harriman, ex-Businessman Stettinius could give a businesslike report: in London he had pressured neutral traders with Germany (see p. 32), discussed armistice and postwar plans, sounded out the troublesome Poles and the dissatisfied French, unruffled British feathers, talked often and long with Soviet Ambassador to...

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