THE LEAGUE: Court & Council

To Secretary General Joseph Avenol of the League of Nations onetime U. S. Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson cabled last week from his Manhattan law office: WHILE DEEPLY APPRECIATING THE HONOR CONFERRED BY THE NATIONAL GROUPS WHICH HAVE SUGGESTED MY CANDIDACY FOR THE WORLD COURT, I REGRET TO SAY THAT IT IS QUITE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO ACCEPT THIS NOMINATION. With Statesman Stimson thus eliminating himself, the way was open for the League Assembly to elect a jurist against whom it could not well be argued that he was "political" and...

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