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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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