INTERNATIONAL: Hoover to Laval!

Like two perspiring miners pickaxing toward each other from opposite sides of a stone wall were President Herbert Hoover and Premier Pierre Laval of France last week. They yearned, they slaved to clasp hands. From day to day the lessening thickness of the wall of disagreement could be measured in millions of dollars.

$97,000,000, Had France completely rebuffed President Hoover, the wall would have been $97,000.000 thick—that being the total sacrifice he invited France to make (TIME, July 6). But early last week France and the U....

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