THE LEAGUE: Odor of Oil

If the prestige of the League of Nations is to be saved by restraining Benito Mussolini, obviously France and Britain must do the hog-tying. In Paris swart, astute Premier Pierre Laval picked the strongest possible delegation of pro-League French statesmen to go with him this week to Geneva. Portly, pipe-sucking Edouard Herriot and fluffy-maned, impassioned Joseph Paul-Boncour, both onetime Premiers, are the two big League guns, but they are flanked by pontifical old Henry Berenger, Chairman of the French Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and kinetic Deputy Paul Bastid, the Chamber's Foreign Affairs...

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