THE NEAR EAST: Out of the Woods

The curtain fell on the last scene but one in the little drama in the Chateau d'Ouchy at Lausanne.

Mr. Grew, American unofficial observer, permitted the concessions of the British Vickers-Armstrong Syndicate and French Regie Generale des Chemins de Fer, shorn of their obnoxious preferential clauses, to be included in the Treaty. In vain Sir Horace Rumbold argued that the Turkish Petroleum Co. concession for the Mesopotamian oilfields was valid, that his Government considered no other claims when British interests were affected and that any later contradictory agreement (i. e., the Chester...

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