THE LEAGUE: Gravity of the Grave

With a great scraping of chairs and clearing of throats delegates to the League of Nations Disarmament Conference moved into their bleak hall in Geneva last week after seven months of recess. They and the world knew that they were mourners at a wake, that, with Germany absent and rampant on rearmament, the last chance of doing anything practical about engines of death went glimmering months ago. But they and the world expected a few fine fireworks before the corpse was laid finally to rest. That they got.

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