Badgered by the charming lady who thinks he should pay her more alimony, M. Joseph Avenol, Secretary General of the League of Nations, was full of private grief last week. Even so, something had to be done to mark the fact that Japan's resignation from the League became effective last week, exactly two years after the Japanese delegation defiantly walked out headed by cold-cigar-chewing Japanese League Delegate Yosuke Matsuoka (TIME, March 6, 1933). Turning from his own troubles to the League's, M. Avenol, unaware that he was stirring up two Oriental hornets' nests,...

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