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On the last day of 1931, who loomed calm, masterful and popular as Man of the Year?
"It has been a lean year for everyone," said Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with suppressed emotion. Then, faced by the conference that is to meet Jan. 18 to do something about Reparations (see p. 7), he burst out, "For God's sake let us meet now!"
"From this terrifying spectacle which the world presents we must raise our eyes to Heaven!" cried Pope Pius XI in his Christmas message. "It...