REPARATIONS: The U. S. Takes a Hand

¶General Smuts, Premier of the Union of South Africa, made a speech in London urging a conference to settle the European problem of reparations, and pleaded for the active support of the U. S. Said he: " The greatest issue in international relations not only of Europe but of the whole world has come to the front. We are back in August, 1914. It is again the scrap of paper. . . . A very grave responsibility rests on France before history."

¶U. S. Ambassador Harvey, in the course of...

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