Confined at No. 10 Downing Street by gout, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain one day last week had Italian Ambassador Count Dino Grandi in for a cozy, significant lunch. Afterward, Whitehall buzzed with rumors that His Majesty's Government were about to permit Generalissimo Francisco Franco to open throughout the United Kingdom consulates flying the crimson & gold flag of Rightist Spain. Same day Soviet Russia hastily abandoned the obstructionist tactics by which she has kept the London Committee for Spanish Non-intervention from taking steps to carry out the famed British "Scheme."


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