THE LEAGUE: World v. Japan

For ten hours last week the world was like a ball enclosed by an electric bubble. Bubbling away in Switzerland, the superpotent League of Nations wireless station dotted and dashed out 15,000 words on two wave lengths, 20.64 meters for the Western Hemisphere, 38.47 meters for the East. So that even poorly equipped stations could receive, the League slowed down its 130 words-per-minute automatic transmitters to a crawling 25 words-per-minute pace. Soon Washington asked for a speed-up to 75, impatient Shanghai clamored for 100. But Buenos Aires said they could handle...

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