When he departed last week for Lima, Peru, to promote "continental solidarity" at the eighth Pan-American Conference, Secretary of State Cordell Hull left behind him two large blank spaces in U. S. foreign relations such as the country has not seen in many a year. Over one blank stood the name of Germany. In one of the shortest diplomatic calls on record—two minutes—German Ambassador Hans Dieckhoff said good-by to Mr. Hull before taking himself back to Germany for a stay as "indefinite" as U. S. Ambassador Wilson's (see col. 1). In addition,...

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