Most persistent rumor circulating in world capitals for the last few weeks has been the rumor of peace. In Washington last week the U. S. State Department had to admit it had heard a rumor that Adolf Hitler planned to call the Reichstag to present his peace terms to the world. From Berlin came reports that the Reichstag would soon be summoned. In Rome the Italian Government was said to be still hoping for peace with Greece. Tokyo heard that feelers had been put out for ending the war in China.

Peace offensives are generally for one of two purposes:...

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