INTERNATIONAL: The World Confers

(See front cover*) Statesmen of every color, babbling every language and brimming with every economic creed, surged this week into the Hall of Fossils of London's new Geological Museum, sat down like schoolboys behind green metal desks for the World Monetary & Economic Conference, most crucial gathering since Versailles.

Fresh paint stung the nostrils of delegates representing 66 of the 67 recognizable nations of the world.† Twenty clocks warned them to make haste. Without even waiting for King George to arrive, the coal-black delegate of Haiti, gigantic, barrel-chested Constantin Mayard, broached his...

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