Like a balky bus. the Disarmament Conference moves fitfully. It took a tremendous leap forward last week when diplomats in Rome agreed to a revised version of Benito Mussolini's Four-Power Pact, when U. S. Ambassador-at-Large Norman H. Davis pledged a mild degree of U. S. co-operation in enforcing peace (TIME, May 29). Last week the bus jolted to an abrupt halt. Brakes were applied by French Foreign Minister Joseph Paul-Boncour before even his own Prime Minister realized it.

Under the impression that everything was rolling smoothly. Premier Daladier rose in the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!