Pale, flabby-fleshed, glisteningly bald Dr. Gustav Stresemann played at the Hague Conference last week an astute, unobtrusive dickering game for Germany. The quarrel over whether Great Britain should get a larger share of the Reparations "sponge cake" (TIME, Aug. 19) was the German Foreign Minister's big chance. In the bitter fiscal struggle of France and her Latin allies to resist the demands of British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden it came logically about, last week, that both antagonists found themselves willing to offer political concessions to the Reich for maintaining a...

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