THE LEAGUE: Little Slam

Since the only Chinese general who was seriously fighting Japan last week declared that he could only hold out if aided by the League of Nations, world interest focused on the Clock Room of the Foreign Office at Paris.

In this ornate red & gold chamber, where the late Georges ("Tiger") Clemenceau promulgated the Covenant of the League of Nations in 1919, his ancient enemy Aristide Briand convened the League Council in extraordinary session last week. Twice before this autumn the Council had met at Geneva (TIME, Oct. 5; Oct. 26), had failed...

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