THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: The Council Sits

Fat French statesmen vanquish their weight by their vivacity. When Foreign Minister Briand of France lights his inevitable cigaret, chats with it bobbing between his lips and winks now and then a twinkling eye, then his fat is forgotten and the lines of care upon his face seem laughter's wrinkles. Last week he welcomed at Paris his good and amiably-intentioned friend, Sir Austen Chamberlain, Britain's Foreign Secretary, whose back is like a ramrod and whose monocle is more than glacial. Cordial greetings passed between them. Soon they sat down to discuss the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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