Two years ago, as General Charles Gates Dawes was sailing for Europe (TIME, Jan. 7, 1924), reporters asked him if he thought the German reparations would ever be paid. "None of your damned business!" he snapped; and in that outspoken spirit he ably chairmaned the international committee whose report was adopted as "The Dawes Plan." Last week Vice President Dawes was awarded half the Nobel Peace Prize for 1925. Forthright, he at once made clear that he considers the prize a tribute to the committee...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!