Foreign News: A Report

Infinitely patient U. S. Ambassador-at-Large Norman Hezekiah Davis, President Roosevelt's representative at the Brussels Conference (TIME, Nov. 22 et ante), stood deserted last week by the chief delegates of Britain, France and Russia. They had returned to their capitals, leaving second-stringers at Brussels, and leaving Ambassador Davis to keep his temper while the windup of the conference gave the Italian Delegate Luigi Aldrovandi-Marescotti, Count of Viano, opportunity to say that Rome "has deemed this conference entirely superfluous from the very beginning and has had no reason since to change its mind!"

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