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and I naturally expected it from a lot of people. So when the newspaper men came to me and said, “Well, William Green says he will never be reconciled to your appointment. What are you going to do?”, I said, “Well, I'm sorry, but I shall be reconciled to him right away.” I meant it. I would instantly become reconciled to him.

So within the first ten days that I was in Washington, I called up the AF of L. of course, I knew a number of people over there. However, I was very careful to call Mr. Green's secretary. I was very careful not to call Miss Thorne, or anyone whom I knew, but to call Mr. Green's secretary, whom I didn't know. I said that I wanted to come over and call on Mr. Green, and would two o'clock that afternoon be a convenient time? Well, of course, she was very flustered and bewildered. She said, “Well, I think Mr. Green would like to come in and see you.”

I said, “I hope he will later, but I want to come, if I may, this afternoon.”

So I went over. Mr. Green was naturally very polite. We had a very casual conversation about this and that, nothing in particular, but friendly. We discussed labor legislation, hoped that there would be some; unemployment, hoping that it would drop down, and so forth.

That was all, but right away, within the first few

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