FRANCE: Bean Bag

Foreign Minister Aristide Briand of France wants to sign a two-power treaty "outlawing war" between his country and the U. S. Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg insists that the treaty be a multi-power affair "renouncing war as an instrument of national policy." Out of the clash of these two concepts has come a nine-month long game of diplomatic bean bag (TIME, July 4, 1927). Last week M. Aristide Briand sent one more note to Washington from which it appeared that the French position is now, in substance, as follows:

1) Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Japan should be invited...