Foreign News: Hooligan

Cried Il Popolo d'ltalia, official organ of Premier Mussolini, scoring M. Vanderyelde, Socialist Belgian Foreign Minister, for refusing to shake hands with Dictator Benito, at Locarno (TIME, Oct. 26): "Vandervelde is a hooligan in diplomacy ... a Social Democrat who fouts the established canons of diplomatic courtesy, which are scrupulously observed by even the Russian Bolsheviki. . . . Fortunately Emile Vandervelde is an insignificant person. . . . [But] the Locarno episode will not be forgotten."

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