At Brussels, the third congress of the International Chamber of Commerce opened and closed and provided a succession of explosions and thrills.

M. Maurice Despret, a banking genius of Belgium and President of the Congress, threw the first bomb into the proceedings by attacking, not the justice of the Experts' (Dawes) Plan, but its feasibility. Grave doubt exists in the minds of many ex-Allied economists on this point and still graver doubts are entertained by many Germans. But that anybody should have publicly thrown a wet blanket over the Plan was a possibility...

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