Foreign News: Rebuff Rebuffed

Between the pudgy, rheumatic yet capable fingers of a great statesman a pen quivered. Aristide Briand was signing, last week, a cablegram to Frank Billings Kellogg. This was the third vital stroke in a game of diplomatic shuttlecock played since last spring between the Foreign Minister of France and the U. S. Secretary of State.

First Stroke. M. Briand despatched to Mr. Kellogg a proposal that France and the U. S. should sign a two-power treaty perpetually "outlawing war" between their countries (TIME, July 4).

Second Stroke....