CONFERENCE: Brutal Parallels

At 7:45 one evening last week the centre of gravity of the London Conference shifted from. Prime Minister Andre Tardieu of France to U. S. Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson. Previously Mr. Stimson had been in lengthy telephone conversation with President Herbert Hoover.

Without prewarning correspondents were suddenly bidden to scurry to St. James's Palace. Statesman Stimson was before them. Crisply he read the first positive, kinetic words he had uttered at the Conference (TIME, Jan. 20 et seq.). Awful was his command that not one syllable be...

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