LIBERIA: Shocking, Sensational

"Shocking indictment!" cried U. S. Secretary of State Stimson after reading the report prepared 17 months ago by a League of Nations commission investigating Liberia. What shocked Statesman Stimson more than financial troubles, insanitary conditions or administrative incompetence was the Commission's discovery that the Republic, founded as a refuge for American freed slaves, was practicing slavery itself.

Last week letters were sent to Geneva charging that in reprisal for testimony given to the commission by natives their villages had been burned. Rebellion was threatened. Slavery still existed. The Commission, describing its forthcoming report...

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