INTERNATIONAL: Magnificent Innocence

Big round Premier Edouard Herriot stepped buoyantly up to the high tribune of the Chamber of Deputies in Paris last week. "France!" he cried with appropriate sonority, "France, Messieurs, cannot take the responsibility of permitting the Geneva Disarmament Conference to fail!"

Within five minutes the basso-voiced Premier had the whole Chamber cheering. Gesturing with semaphore swings of his short, thick arms he submitted a brand new French plan, asked for a rousing vote of confidence permitting him to take it to Geneva.

The plan sounded good to almost the whole Chamber....

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