To every dog comes his day, and in Rome last week to Foreign Minister Dino Grandi, quick and smart as any trained poodle, came a day indeed. For a whole year Minister Grandi has been striving mightily to find a way in which Italy and France might adhere to the Hoover-MacDonald Naval Pact—with honor.

Every time Signer Grandi almost had the problem solved, bang would go something or someone—frequently Dictator Benito Mussolini. Two months ago, however, II Duce radioed to the World his basic love of Peace (TIME, Jan. 26). He has...

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