THE LEAGUE: Service to Humanity!

Despairing China made a last effort to get action at Geneva last week from the Council of the League of Nations and Sitter-for-the-U. S. Prentiss Gilbert, exponent on Golden Silence.

Japanese planes continued to bomb, Japanese troops continued to slaughter such Chinese as resisted them in Manchuria (see p. 20) while the League Council debated.

"The whole thing is a nightmare!" exclaimed Leading Councilman Aristide Briand, French Foreign Minister, in an unguarded moment. But officially this "Master Parliamentarian" sought to save the League's face thus: "We have already made war more difficult than...

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