THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Council of Madrid

In Madrid last week the League of Nations Council adjourned for the 55th time after sidestepping its two most explosive problems and passing others over for future study. By far the most picturesque meeting in its history, it was one of the least fruitful. General Primo de Rivera's government had contrived to make it, with the Seville and Barcelona Expositions (TIME, May 20), Spain's biggest show. Hampered by publicity, the Council members resorted more than ever to secret sessions and corridor conferences to get their real work done.

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