SNOWDEN, Briand and Stresemann were the "Big Three" at the first Hague Reparations Conference, with SNOWDEN towering in the news because of his unexpected, stubborn demand for a bigger slice of "reparations spongecake" (TIME, Aug. 12 et seq.).

But last week, when the second Hague Conference met, the new "Big Three" were seen to be CURTIUS, TARDIEU and SNOWDEN, with the courageous, crippled and allegedly crapulous* little Yorkshireman totally missing from headlines because, having bitten off $9,520,000 worth of "spongecake." he has sensibly shut his mouth on it.

Eyes, cameras, typewriters and a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!