CONFERENCES: Spurs to Action

Delegates to the Western Union conference of Foreign Ministers at The Hague last week got a small practical demonstration of the need for Western Union. On the Étoile du Nord, the international luxury express which makes a daily Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam run, they had to show their passports, railroad tickets or cash 16 times to 16 different officials in the three countries. At a Dutch border town the train was held up for an hour while inspectors made sure, the passengers had not bought too many U.S. cigarettes during the 20-minute stop at Brussels....

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