The State Department's activity this summer almost suggests that Secretary Frank Billings Kellogg functions best when the rest of the Government is, for the most part, away from Washington. Last week, with plans nearly matured for the multilateral treaty signing which is to crown his regime, Secretary Kellogg announced definite progress on the long-tangled China problem. In Nanking, a tariff treaty was signed by the U. S., granting de facto recognition to the Nationalist regime of the Chinese Republic (see p.23). The Navy Department prepared to withdraw from Chinese waters some of the 56 U. S. warboats now...

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