France and Britain, who between them call most of the League's tunes, abruptly reversed last week their lenient attitude of the past 16 months toward Japan.

France, alarmed by the sudden pole vault to power of Adolf Hitler, began to stickle for Japanese observance of the "sanctity of treaties," preparatory to stickling later for German respect of the treaty-created Polish Corridor, etc. Britain was said to have taken her new line because: 1) President-elect Roosevelt was reported by Ambassador Sir Ronald Lindsay to be resolved to continue the so-called "Stimson Doctrine" of...

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