POLAND: Dictator's Mother

Post-War nations which have seared each other with the hottest hate are Lithuania and Poland. Reason: a swashbuckling corps of Polish officers seized Vilna in 1920 and Poland still holds that city, whereas the Constitution of Lithuania opened then and still opens with the sentence: "The capital of Lithuania is Vilna."

Last week this sorest of Baltic feuds was suddenly reported about to be healed by a Polish-Lithuanian peace pact. Partial confirmation came when Polish Foreign Minister Josef Beck, instead of scouting the rumors, remarked pointedly that on his latest visit to the...

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