Around the bulky form of Ohio's rich, jovial James Middleton Cox the first big battle of the World Monetary and Economic Conference was fought last week and won.

"This American, this M. Cox—what do you call him?" European delegates wanted to know. Settling the question Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald, President of the Conference, dubbed Mr. Cox, "The Governor."* Promptly he became "Le Gouverneur" to polite but stubborn Frenchmen who made up their minds that M. Cox was not going to chair man the Conference Monetary Committee, first and most important to be formed...

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