Foreign News: For Britons Only

Virtually certain to win a future Nobel Peace Prize award would be the statesman-conjurer who could persuade both sides of the 23-month-old Spanish Civil War to lay down their arms and peacefully mediate their differences. Last week Great Britain's peace-talking Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, slyly let it be known through "authoritative" sources that he was considering waving a magic wand in that direction.

Mediator Chamberlain was represented as believing it possible: 1) that Fiihrer Adolf Hitler and II Duce Benito Mussolini would persuade Generalissimo Francisco Franco to talk matters over with his enemies; 2) that French Premier Edouard Daladier could press Spanish...

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