THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Embarrassed Council

Someone is forever niggling about the Monroe Doctrine. Last week the Council of the League of Nations was faced with a note from Costa Rica requesting the Council officially to "interpret" the Doctrine and state just what it means.

A more embarrassing question could not have been asked of the League statesmen who assemble each September in placid Swiss Geneva. They were thoroughly vexed.

The Council proceeded to assemble for the 51st time, under the presidency of M. Hjalmar J. Procopé, the obscure though able Foreign Minister of Finland. It was his turn—alphabetically—to preside. Perhaps he inwardly cursed the alphabet as...

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