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Berlin, March 3, 1938
Dear Mr. President:
 I have borne in mind your suggestion that 
when I met Hitler you would like to have me write 
you a letter about it.  This I now set out to do,
although the principal impression I carry away is the
lack of drama in this exceedingly dramatic figure.
 The protocol of presentation in Berlin is
quite rigid.  As I approached the President's House
in the first car, followed by the staff in other 
cars, and accompanied by th eChief of Protocol, a
detachment of soldiers bearing the regimental bell
standard came to present arms, bugles sounded and
the band began to play.  I took the salute on the
steps of the Palace, and we were then ushered
into a large waiting room.
 As I sat there I remembered the last time
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