THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: At Geneva

The proceedings of the Preparatory Disarmament Commission* at Geneva (TIME, May 24) got under way last week with the election to its presidency of Jonkheer J. Loudon, onetime Foreign Minister of the Netherlands. Interest at once centered upon the pronouncements of Hugh Simpson Gibson, representing the U. S., and Count von Bernstorff, head of the German delegation—the former grave and earnest, the latter in festive mood.

U. S. Proposals. Mr. Gibson's speech was couched in general terms prudently chosen to convey his meaning without rubbing...

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