National Affairs: Again, Disarmament

Nine men let themselves down rather hopelessly into nine leather chairs around a table at the State Department. One was a Secretary of State with two assistants. One was a Secretary of War with one assistant. One was a Secretary of the Navy with two assistants. Into the ninth chair slid the slight frame of Hugh Gibson, Ambassador to Belgium and his country's most inveterate limitation-of-arms conferee.

The nine were sitting to complete a U.S. program for the preparatory conference on the limitation of armaments to meet in Geneva April 15. Thither Mr. Gibson will lead a U.S. delegation, hoping for...

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