Foreign Affairs: Bustling Dino

Hardest working, quickest acting Foreign Minister in Europe is Signor Dino Grandi, spade-bearded, snapping-eyed. Last week he: 1) Appointed Edda Mussolini's husband to be Consul General at Shanghai, China; 2) Sought to soothe French statesmen ruffled by Il Duce's warlike outbursts (TIME, June 2) with a proposal that both France and Italy suspend naval building during 1930 and try to reach an accord; 3) Rushed off to Warsaw for a week's confab with Polish statesmen "on matters of trade."

Italian correspondents who called at the French Foreign Office last week were coldly received,...

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