INTERNATIONAL: Briand & Kellogg & Hanskundt

The staggering cost of cablegrams sent by the League of Nations in an effort to persuade Bolivia and Paraguay to stop fighting (TIME, Dec. 17 & 24) was found last week to total 130,000 Swiss gold francs or $26,000.

A queer quirk is that after Bolivia and Paraguay did cease firing last week, they turned for mediation not to the Council of the League—which had spent $26,000 on words—but to the Pan-American Conference on Arbitration and Conciliation at Washington.

Superficially this seemed to be score one for U. S. Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg, chairman of the Conference, over French...

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