National Affairs: War: Must over May

Early last week U. S. headlines, which for months had been mumbling darkly about the prospect of a distant war, suddenly shrilled a new and alarming note: ETHIOPIA PARLEY COLLAPSES. ITALY BARS ALL PEACE TALK. BRITAIN TO ASK U. S. TO HELP CURB WAR. U. S. Charge d'Affaires Ray Atherton had been closeted with British Foreign Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare in London. "Friendly but powerful pressure," wrote a New York Times Paris correspondent, "will come from Great Britain, working through diplomatic, political and press channels to win the U. S. to her side...

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