FRANCE: War Guilt Encore

Events national and international impinged significantly during the past fortnight upon Premier Raymond Poincare. He who stepped from the Olympian security of a onetime (1913-1920) Presidency of France to assume a thankless Premiership and save the franc (TIME, Aug. 2), became once again a nucleus for strife, a target for criticism.

Briand returns. A too idyllic calm marked the Cabinet session at which Foreign Minister Briand reported upon his tentative negotiations with Foreign Minister Stresemann of the Reich at Thoiry (TIME, Sept. 27). M. Briand, apostle of international concord, secured from M. Poincare, exponent...

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