Herbert Hoover, since he sailed from Manhattan on Feb. 9, has been honored in Europe by the governments of 15 nations: Britain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and the Scandinavian countries. ''There is more combustible material about than in 1914,'' said he in London last week, "but statesmen are more generally alive to the dangers than in 1914. None of the principal nations will be ready with their war preparations for two or three years. Most statesmen and soldiers recognize that nobody wins in a...

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