Ernst Kundt, youthful firebrand and spokesman in Prague of Sudeten Nazi Fuhrer Konrad Henlein, did his best last week to provoke a complete break with Czechoslovak Premier Dr. Milan Hodza. "I put on record," announced Spokesman Kundt, "that the Government's proposals and ours are irreconcilable. They are based on absolutely contradictory ideas."

At this point, Viscount Runciman, British mediator who has been hoping to drag out negotiations until autumn, took action. Viscount Runciman had been 15 days in Czechoslovakia without meeting Konrad Henlein, who thought his prestige would be enhanced if he...

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