INTERNATIONAL: Bolivia and Paraguay

President Hernando Siles of Bolivia took step after step toward war, last week, while his Foreign Minister, Tomas Manuel Elio, kept the cables hot with peace talk.

Señor Elio found innumerable polite reasons why Bolivia should not avail herself of offers of mediation made by 1) the Pan-American conference on arbitration and conciliation at Washington; 2) the council of the League of Nations sitting at Lugano, Switzerland; 3) the permanent Pan-American conciliation commission at Montevideo; 4) King Alfonso XIII of Spain; 5) Pope Pius XI; 6) President Irigoyen of Argentine; 7) President Machado of Cuba.

Finally, however, Bolivia did accept the...

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