THE LEAGUE: Kicked While Down

Adolf Hitler, judging accurately that the League of Nations would go down before Benito Mussolini last week, administered with Nazi shrewdness a swift kick of his own to the prostrate Geneva body.

The square-toed German boot drew back for the kick fortnight ago when Dictator Hitler sent his light cruiser Leipzig steaming into the harbor of the Free City of Danzig. Going ashore, the Leipzig's captain committed a flagrant diplomatic breach by paying courtesy calls upon all Danzig officials except the highest, His Excellency Sean Lester, League of Nations High Commissioner for Danzig. To...

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