Efforts on the Continent by its leading wiseacres to guess the future Ethiopian-Italian policy of new British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden drove them to arguing last week that inevitably it must be the same as that of Sir Samuel Hoare. To argue thus was worse than premature. "Tony" Eden was still boning up on Egypt and engaged in formal amenities (see p. 19). From London that distinguished wiseacre Augur observed in the New York Times:

"Mr. Eden's task will be to steer a course through obstacles heaped in apparently inextricable confusion. Premier Laval's...

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