Foreign News: Resignations

Brisk, businesslike, ultraconservative Colonel Sir Maurice Hankey. permanent Secretary to the Cabinet, the Committee of Imperial Defense, and Clerk of the Privy Council, last week relinquished these posts, accepted a $9,000-a-year directorship on the Suez Canal Co. board.

Opposition M. P.s saw in this transfer another attempt by Prime Minister Chamberlain to make himself master in his own house, such as his move six months ago in "promoting" influential Sir Robert Vansittart from Permanent Undersecretary of the Foreign Office to the high-sounding but less vital and specially created post of Chief Diplomatic Adviser to the Foreign Secretary. Mr. Chamberlain is determined to...

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