In the wake of departed Under Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius Jr. (see p. 12), London last week bandied two reports: 1) that the Polish exiled Government and Soviet Russia are much nearer agreement than surface difficulties indicate; 2) that something very like a new, sense-making League of Nations is shaping up.

Well-informed correspondents, pledged to secrecy about some aspects of the recent discussions in London, thought that the reliable Whitehall Letter was on the diplomatic beam when it said: "Unofficial agreement on all major problems of the peace, including the...

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