WORLD COURT: Root Formula

Excitement is risky for octogenarians, and so last week in Geneva, Switzerland, august elder U.S. Statesman Elihu Root, 84, was kept in bed for two whole days by his vigilant and cheery nurse, Miss Emily Stewart. As the personal representative of President Herbert Hoover, Elder Statesman Root had just scored an exciting triumph. After wrestling with the League of Nations committee on the World Court Protocol for 14 days−with a two-hour nap at his hotel every afternoon−he has achieved acceptance of a formula under which the U.S. Senate is expected at last to ratify the protocol for U.S. adherence...

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