THE LEAGUE: Crushing Verdict

Statesmen of the League Assembly filed with awful dignity last week into the flimsy hall put up by the City of Geneva for the Disarmament Conference (TIME, March 14, 1932). Sitting down at cheap pine desks, they prepared to make Imperial Japan such an outcast as no Great Power has ever been made before. In the Assembly lobby only Hugh S. Gibson, tall, sleek U. S. Ambassador to Belgium, was seen to smile at and briefly chat with small, tense Japanese Chief Delegate Yosuke Matsuoka, a diplomatic Napoleon who knew he stood at...

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