THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Stormy Petrel

To Geneva there came last week a corpulent Russian, gruff and burly, but accounted shrewd and keen. He, Maxim Maximovitch Litvinov, Assistant People's Commissar (Minister) for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union, came to create troubled waters and to fish in them at what had been scheduled to be merely a routine two-day session of the League's Preparatory Disarmament Commission (TIME, Sept. 26 et seq.). As a prelude to his ostentatiously early arrival in Geneva, last week, there had been shrewdly released two troublous pronouncements :

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