There is a small, dark, steelyeyed, supple man, whom statesmen often dub "the first diplomat in Europe," whose accomplishments would stagger belief were they not chronicled in post-War history books. Dr. Edouard Benes*; was an essential instrument in: 1) The partition of Austria-Hungary after the War. 2) The creation of Czechoslovakia as a state. 3) The drafting of the League Protocol. And in the creation of the Little Entente (See INTERNATIONAL, p. 9) his was the master hand.

This Czechoslovakian superdiplomat returned to Prague last week, summoned in haste from a meeting...

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