THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Powers Flouted

The Council of the League of Nations sat—for the 49th time—at Geneva, last week. Seldom have Great Powers been more thoroughly flouted by Minor Nations than during the proceedings which ensued. The Powers were represented, of course, by the Big Five: 1) Sir Austen Chamberlain (Britain), supercilious to correspondents but ready with a queer, cackling laugh for his colleagues; 2) Monsieur Aristide Briand (France), tousled and heavy eyed as a tomcat at dawn; 3) Dr. Gustav Stresemann (Germany), plump, bald, rubicund, and yet with a trig, indefinable air of smartness; 4)Signor Vittorio Scialoja (Italy), representing with compact,...