Foreign News: Spouters & Specifiers

Spouting like so many whales, the 66 spokesmen of the 66 nations at the World Monetary and Economic Conference wallowed last week in a sea of talk so turgid that most of their fellow delegates fled, whenever possible, from the Conference hall to the lively lobbies (see above).

Fifteen-minute speeches were the rule, but tall, gaunt Chancellor Neville Chamberlain of the British Exchequer droned on for 38 minutes, read what sounded like a catalog of every job which a world conference could possibly attempt. Speaking for France broad-shouldered, big-voiced Premier Edouard Daladier called sharply...