Long-suffering Andrew Cairns, resident secretary in London of the International Wheat Advisory Commission created by the World Wheat Conference of 21 agrarian nations including the U. S. (TIME, July 3 et. seq.), sent out invitations last week for a super-gloomy meeting May 22.

Purpose: to hear the U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain, frail, sensitive Robert Worth Bingham, ask the Conference to face the fact that its 1933 agreements fixing wheat export quotas and laying down internal wheat acreage restrictions have proved thoroughly unworkable. Ambassador Bingham, whose most important activities in London...

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