National Affairs: Cost of Conferring

When Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson sailed for London last January at the head of the U. S. delegation to the five-power naval conference, his optimism caused him to miscalculate two items: 1) the parley's long-windedness; 2) the high cost of official London life. In six weeks he and his six colleagues and their assistants had spent all of the $200,000 Congress had given them for their mission. Official explanation by Director of the Budget Roop: "Expenses have been greater than anticipated. Moreover an unforeseen delay [due to French troubles] has occurred."...

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