THE LEAGUE: Struggle for Peace

(See front cover) The sun went up at Geneva last week on the climax of a great career. A scant 20 years ago Samuel Hoare was merely the name of a British secret operative in Imperial Russia whose almost immediate knowledge of the assassination of Gregory ("Mad Monk") Rasputin led to complications. These were unsnarled only when the British Ambassador personally assured excited Tsar Nicholas and his hysterical Tsarina that pro-German Rasputin had not been murdered as an act of War expediency by British Agent...