John Bassett Moore has been the sole U. S. judge to sit on the august bench of the World Court since it was established in 1921. Last week he resigned, although his nine-year term would not have expired until Dec. 13, 1930.

Surprise was not the reaction of well-posted observers. They know that the other judges of the World Court are not filled with gladness when they espy the ruddy, oval face and trim white beard of John Bassett Moore.

His sin against the Court is that he is believed to have drafted the reservations which the U. S. Senate...

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