THE PRESIDENCY: Preparations for a Visit

The President prepared last week to clasp hands with Premier Pierre Laval (see p. 18), a gentleman whose strong displeasure he incurred four months ago by asking that France accept at once the Hoover Moratorium (TIME, June 26 et seq.).

Guest Laval has not forgotten. Neither has Host Hoover. Every few days this month the State Department reassured French journalists that in Washington M. Laval would positively be confronted by no cut & dried proposal, by no fait accompli. Exquisitely anxious to return this courtesy Premier Laval, aboard the S. S. lie de...

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