National Affairs: Virginians vs. Pepper

George Wharton Pepper, Senator from Pennsylvania, presented a resolution "advising" the President to call a world conference which should be a spiritual successor of the Hague Conferences of 1894 and 1907. It would discuss armament, law, dissociation of the present World Court from the League.

Before he could expound the wherefores of his resolution, senatorial fulminating began. Two Virginians thrust home as follows:

Mr. Swanson, ironically: "The Hague conferences were so effective in preventing war and so effective in producing disarmament that the Senator thinks they should be reconvened, having been so effective in...

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