BELGIUM: Vandervelde v. Mussolini

European Socialists generally consider Foreign Minister Emile Vandervelde of Belgium the greatest French-speaking orator of their party now alive. His fame is international, his Socialism orthodox, courageous, enlightened. Therefore he did something last week, which recalled his refusal to shake hands with Signor Benito Mussolini at the Locarno Conference (TIME, Oct. 26, 1925) on the imputed grounds that Il Duce is a backslidden Socialist turned traitor to "The Cause."*

What M. Vandervelde did last week was to announce that he will shortly preside, at Brussels, over the unveiling of a statue to...

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