Foreign News: Conference Asides

Reijiro Wakatsuki, Chief Japanese delegate is properly called "Mr. Wakatsky," the "u" being silent.

"I wish to see Mr. Wakatsooky," said Foreign Minister Aristide Briand of France.

"He is out," said the Japanese doorman, "You will have to wait."

Statesman Briand waited fuming in the hall, and Statesman Wakatsuki, who had been expecting him, stamped about impatiently in his office for 30 minutes. It was then discovered that the doorman had understood M. Briand to ask for one Wakasugi, a Japanese underling who does pronounce the "u" in this name.

Andre Tardieu, Prime Minister of France, came also to seek M. Wakatsuki.

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