NO OTHER public appointment within the experience of this observer has received such sincere and unqualified acclaim from all political factions as General George C. Marshall’s to the Secretaryship of State. This really tremendous expression of confidence in his integrity and wisdom will help him in his new tasks, up to a point.By ERNEST K. LINDLEY7 min
THERE’S an Air Commodore, retired, who has set up in business in a west coast community as local representative for a fire equipment firm, and a thoughtful reader sent us one of his newspaper advertisements. After a diplomatic warning that even the town’s “superefficient fire service cannot replace immediate preventive action,” the ad urges that every house should have a fire extinguisher.
IT’S A SAD axiom of the publishing trade that a prophet is without honor in his own scrapbook. That’s what makes Max Werner famous. He’s one of the few literary pundits who has been able consistently to look over his old clippings without blushing—which is our justification for supplying him with a limb on which to hang his latest prediction, “Peace Is Inevitable” (page 7).
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