With the stately rhythm of two pachyderms learning to waltz the U. S. State Department and the Council of the League of Nations edged around and around the Sino-Japanese crisis (see p. 20), vastly pleased to discover last week that they can waltz together without treading on each other's big white diplomatic toes.

Statesman Stimson hesitated to ask Mother League to dance. His first idea was that she alone should soothe howling China and spank obstreperous Japan. In his note to Geneva fortnight ago Stag Stimson firmly...

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