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?'OCITliMTH -vU.y tnm in<> Allies 111 su
loing have violated the spirit of the
conferonco. But certain jurists de
clare that in a conference with mich
Iooho procedure an is characteristic of
thi$ one it if* quite protMtr for any
faction to adopt reHotutiptm. The ueu ?
train took a similar factional step yes
terday in demanding the summoning
of the Political Sub-Commission, whose
svNMons had been suspended (tilling
the informal meeting* of' the Powers
at Mr. Lloyd George's villa.
The question is being rained that
Germany is renouncing her property
in Ruana. which, property, if retained.,
might be levied upon for the payment
of reparations.
The Russians have behaved with
Jlilith of the self-assurance of one who
is "winning in a game of poker. They
are said to be writing a note to be de
livered to-morrow, in which they will
take up Germany's defense and chal
lenge the right of big or little allies
10 read Germany out of the Political I
Sub-Commisaion. They also will in
sist that they represent, no inferior
State, but are here as an equal. They
wore prepared to-day to show soli- ?
clarity with the Germans by remaining
away from all meetings of the sub
commissions. and in fact, were ab$eiitv
until they heard the German* were
attending, whereupon Adolph Jotfeand
Christian Ri*kovsky came, though late,
to the scheduled sittings in the royal
Germans Seeking Compromised
Without Sacrificing Pact.
Oknoa, April 19' (Associated Press).?
The German delegates and experts have:
not yet been able to find a formula
whereby to compromise with the En
tente Powers without sacrificing the
Russo-German treaty, although they
were in session al a very la'.e hour to
night. Efforts are being made to have
the conference formulate a Russian pol
hw n which ihe Rosso-German treaty
can be absorbed, thus giving it thu
stamp of conference approval and re
moving the aa.use of hard feeling
The plain language of Premier Moyd
George to. the German statesmen to-day
over the treaty incident, whloh at one
lime threatened to disrupt tbe economic
conference, wan believed to have cleared
the political afmo.-tphere, but as neither
the German r?ply fo the Allies nor the
Russian reply regarding acceptance of
the conditions for the restoration of
Russia was forthcoming the situation is
still considered critical.
Some of the neutraln deecrlbed the
Germans as embarrassed how to And a
way out" of the difficulty. Meantime the
work of the conference is blocked. The
neutral States have offieiaJly insisted
that the agenda of the conference he
discussed in the commissions and not in
private conversations among the chief
delegates. To this the leaders * rejoin
that preliminary meetings are advisable
in order to expedite the labors of the
M'. Bart lion of the French delegation,
to-night confirmed the report that
Premier Lloyd George had adopted a
strong attitude at, to^dav's meeting
with the German Foreign Minister. Dr.
Rathenau. M. Barthou. who Is Kept
closely informed as to what' Mr. Lloyd
George is doing, said there- was no
room for equivocation on the part of
Germany, there wae no middle course.
If the Germane insisted on maintain
ing the treaty, the ^rencli could not
rfesi -with them on any or- the com
niiasiotw concerning Russia.
"The most compln^ accord exists be
tween France and ^ngJand on the
question Involved." he added. "I per
sonally find the greatest friendliness
end support on the part of the British
The opinion was expressed in French
circles to-night that the Germans are
anxious to find a vrav of setBement
which will keep them active members)
of the conference.
f.loyd fieorare'a 1 lllnmtum.
According to an Knglish .ipokwrnan.
the conversation at Prime Minister
TJoyd George's villa concluded by Mr.
Lloyd George saying:
"There are only two alternatives for
the Ormansc Rlther to- withdraw the
RuHo>Qvmm treaty or to withdraw
themaelTea from the commission dis
cussing Russian affair;). I do not wish
elthei* to humiliate Germany or to
inflict a penalty upon her. hut the
conference cannot allow the German
delegation to continue to participate
In discussion on Russia unless she
makes amends for this deplorable In
c'denf "
Tn the course of the conversation Dr
?VCirth and Or. Ra'.henau wni? excuses
and presented diffuse ?xplanations, re
peating what is slrendy known ahout
the reason* whfr-h indix <>d them to sign
the treaty with Russia.
Here Mr TJoyd George answered It
was not a question of excuses and ex- !
nlanatlons. but he needed to know ex- '
ncttv what the Germans Intend to do.
Or. Wirth replied that the situation
was vnry grave. He regretted coropll- '
cation* had arlsfn. but li? would do his
best to find a satisfactory solution.
The British Prime Minister Insisted
upon knsiwing soon the Cerman deelslon.
Or. Wirth and Dr Rathenau left,
promising to give an answer, which I*
expected to-morrow.
t<frman ?<-heni<- a Xerlal
The exported Geisnan demand for d'.s
Ctisslon of her ra?e before a planarv
s?**ion of the ?< om>mio conference wti
?prove "a mortal blow" to the confer
ence. It is declared in a French com
munique tanned here this nenn.
The commi^iique point* out that for '
tin- first time *ince signing the Trestv
of Versailles the w?rld see* the names
of the representatives of nine Power*
making up an entente affixed to a doca
neal which protests una Inst German
The ceanmuniqtie insist* tlist tfie drag- j
gins of the rontroversv Into the full
session of the eonffrence would hri??
a tout a situation which Kurox# uish??
to avoid : namely, the lining up of n*w
noll'lcal groups, one sgslnst the other
It refers to the signing of the Rnsso
i Jerrnan Treat v as "a manifestation of
the Rismarcklan spirit which <-au???l the
allied bloc Immediately t<> affirm its
Tt Is denied In the statement that the
French hvl received any offleial or un
oin.-ial notice front the Germans con
cerning the treaty. It is likewise denied
?bat the Allies were engaged In drawing
tip 'a clandestine trvaty behind the
k <loor? of lb" Villa de Albertis."
' It la desired to make clear, adds the
?tgtement, that the prole*t was sent to
Germany alone br -ati*e Russia had noi
legal relation*- -with allied Power* I
Rnssta Is free lo act as sh<* wishes. tt
la (jointed out, but Germany ha* normsl
i?lstlon* with the Allle* and la linked
wt?h thtm by treaty.
The |>ri?te*l ad 'res?e4 to Germany. It
Is explained, did not refer to the Treaty
of Versailles. because the question of
the application of this treaty, especially
Its economic clauses snd other stthj#ct*
covered by the Russo-tlerman conven
tion. arr t?nder the supervision of the
Allied reparations Commission.
tt ?e, ?*? If It l? advsrt'sed In th? Uft ?n<
Feiirnl columnt of to dsjr'? New Vorli M*iaJ<
-4d*. . ..
press of mum
Wants No Repudiation!,
Even it Ba.rml Fioiu Po
litical Commission.
Natiou-aJists Rejoice at the
Allies* DiHeomfitttre-ainl
Assail Note. ?
SW*p Loss of Good Will?Mount
Op port unity Civ?n Allies to
KcIhi Up (i^ruinnv.
Special Cable tn Tun Nsw T?s* Mkim d.
Copyright. I?2t. bn Thm Nsw York Hkrai.d.
?w \ <?rk Herald Hureuii. I
Bniin. April 1ft. (
Although the ?pniHiirnfp of G?J
manv's conclusion of a treaty with
Russia is doubted by the more con
servative newspapers, the entire Ger
man oress backs the Government and
advises asainst repudiation of the
treaty, even though participation in |
the Political Subcommission of the
Genoa conference hangs In the bal- ,
Conservative papers call the allied .
note hypocritical, arrogan t and the
act of a school teacher. However, the
German delegation must explain to
the Gcrmw people why they took the
step or were maneuvered into a posi
tion which provoked tfie disapproval
ol t he Allies.
In general, the press asserts Ger
many's right to conclude the treaty,
and Hugo Stinnes's Allf/emeine Zei
tvng urges the people to stand cour
ageously behind the Government. The
('omm uniat Red Finn adopts the same
lone, calling upon workers to agitate
against recoil by the Government from
n step already taken.
All Partial J-nbttaut.
AH parties w< loomed the treaty witn j
f5ov)et Russia enthusiastically, as evi
dence of a return to world affairs with- I
out the Allies' permission. Tn official 1
circles It is hinted that the move was
prompted by the Allien' efforts to ex
clude* Germany and Russia rrom e?iua l - J
Itv in negotiations at Genoa. by th'? j
limitation of subjects for dlscuswiun ard
the formation of Inner committees.
The Germane and Russians had
made an open secret of %heir inaention 1
to hold a> demonstration in common at
Genoa, should; ihey find themselves Iso- j
lated. A prominent Russian told Thb
Nnw York Hoald correspondent last
week that the Germans and the Rus- t
sian.-i had agreed N? maintain a re
served attitude during preliminary con
ference. negotiations. actln? together
only if the advisability should be evi
dent later.
Prof, l-loeizsch. a leader in the Ger
man Nationalist part). said l hat It
the opinion of ids party that a political
understanding with Soviet Russia as i
counterpoise to the uder* a tiding of
the Allies was advisable, not withstand
ing the hostility of German National
ists to communism In apy form.
The press approves the treaty its a
settlement of old war time economic
differences, ami t.he establishment of s
basis/for the return to ordinary diplo
matic and business relations betweeu
the two countries. Some papers find j
nhat the urea^y gives Germany no par
ticular material advantages, while it
gives the Bolahevtkj many. But the
general feelipg here is that it is better |
business to cross off bad debts and find j,
a basis for future trade than to demand
back payments that Germany never will |
Hasifluas?? of Treaty.
? Jerman.v sfeoaid have reached an
understanding with IInsula five year*
iltu, say the Soi iallMt papers. accusing
Dr. Rfttlienau of ? want of political i
perspicacity. One Nationalist [tape-r sees
(Germany making a gift to Russia by
denouncing claims to German property
which the Rus isns have socialized and I
confiscated. Tt is delighted. however. !
that Germany had the nerve to act I
without se* king the Allies' permission.
"The Allies' indignation." it sa.va.
"shows- how advisable the move wss: i
only <iermas.v should Ikik struck oi?t j
for freedom from ?Hie?l rut-lage much
earlier." ^
ADothe- Nationalist organ I he 7'<JC0
Li.it-ht Kuumthait. greets ti?e action of the
Cvsraian (Magatfofl as a propel response
by G rnuny to tier subordination witn i
Kiiesia at Geuca. declaring Alia. 'some
thing should happen, and aoni.,tiling did.
The real significance of the treaty lies !
not in the detail* ef the articles but la '
the fullest recognition of the Soviet re- t
l ubli'v But it would have been wiser
for Germany to have o.nehnM tlje .
treaty, waiting for a more favori hie mo- j
ment for Its publication."
The y.ettuHtt attempts to
prove that the new treaty is not fo ihe
disadvantage of Russia. It fears the
French will agitate atsumst Germany on
the treaty issue. but hopes It will hasten
the conclusion of similar treaties be
tween oHt#r nationj and Russia.
German business, watching the barom
eter of the falllrtg mark, doubt the time
liness of the treaty. A leading Ger
man manufacturer tolcl The New York
HriRAi.u correspondent that the publica
tion of the treaty was characteristic of
Garnran diplomatic tactlessness. For il
lusory material gains, he said. Germany
sacrifices the good will already won at
the Genoa conference through her re
serve and moderation. The gains
claimed by Germany, he aaid. were not
Important, for last year's Rueso-Ger
man trade agreement gave Germany
practically all the business facilities that
the new treaty -provides. He added that
the treaty did not increase the Rus
sians' buying power in Germany; and
tlia* while the political agreement would
facilitate trade relations, it would not
develop them.
German official cities hold that the
new treaty constitutes no new depar
ture. Tt is pouJtcd out that the Brest
Utovsk treaty (in 1918 gave the Sov et
Government bolCi de facto and de 'jure
recognition Germany does not propose
to set a precedent relative to -the re- j
nunciation of reparation for property
which the Bolshevlki confiscated, as
?that clause in the> treaty becomes opera
tive only If the otfier powers yield their
sim lar rights. Officials insist that Ar
ticle 116 of the Versailles treaty was
not violated, because it merely gave tne
Russian* the opportunity to settle their
claim* 41 reel > w tk.Germany, and thuse
are settled iri the new treaty.
The Germans say that Germany was
Isolated In that the Allies excluded ne:
from their dealings with Russia. Ger
many's independent action, therefore,
was prompted, they say. by concern for
her Interests.
Diplomacy Also Saved Pre
mier Facta'a Banquet.
Gknoa. April 19.?Commenting on the
note sent by the Allies lo Germany yes
terday. the enure Italian, press is agreed
in declaring that the note, suggested by
Premier 'Llo> d George. was much
stronger than the note actually sent,
containing a much more violent protest.
The vote they say. wan modified In ton?|
chiefly through the conciliatory effort*
of Foreign Minister Schanzer of Italy.
Huron Romano Avezzana, as Secre
tary-General of the Conference, called
at 7 :39 o'clock la*t evening on Chancel
lor Wirth. head of the German delega
tion. to deliver the note. l>ut* Dr. Wirth
l>ellg abaeut the Bacon was received by
Dr. Walter Rathenau, the German For
eign Minister. After reading the note
Dr. Rathenau saW It would be Impos
sible for the German delegates to at
tend the gala dinner being offered by
Premier Facta to all the conference
delegate.*, in view of the receipt of such
a .?tinging condemnation of the Ger
mans. which required careful examina
tion on their part.
"That won't do." exclaimed Huron
Avezaana. "Your absence from the din
ner would emphasise the'gravity of the
'?H?t what <an *e do'.'" asked Dr.
"It is very simple." replied the Ha ion
"Give me hack the note, oMM to th?
dinner a* if lathing had happened, and
1 will give yea the note again after
The Baron repocketed the note and'
lett. Baron Avezzana and Dr. Wirth
sat next to each other at the gala
dinner and after the banquet Huron
Avezswna waited a half hour before
l aid* IO 'I IIK Nbm tiMK llntiR <opi/ngUI. 1922. Ii)i 'I'M* Nfcw VutK Kmai.C
Nrw \ork Hrrultl Karma, I
I'ati*. Aprlt 19. i
T~"VRKMISK POINCARC'SiUitudi on the developments at Genoa
lias uol MtistU-d tils supporters of the Right and Center groups
In the French (,i?'<mbei To-day their organs are pealing out
protests at his lack of fhmness in the Oovernnient'# yoHcy. And
Andre Tardieu. representing the Clemenceau faction of the French
Chamber. In a ietter to the Premier to-day declared his Intention to
interpellate the Oovet nicent's pollcv of persistent participation "in
a coafcrenifl which threatened to have the greatest consequences for
It Is significant th^? M. Polnrare is now being subjected to the
fl"s? violent criticism s'ner he assumed command. The indignation
of the newspapers hitherto supporting the Government has been pro
voked by the refusal o' the Premier to seize upon the Rapallo treaty
as an excuse for the Immediate withdrawal of the French delegation.
To-day's criticism? were not confined to the reactionary Ac I ion
Fraucaisr. which goes so far as to call the Russo-German treaty the
to<<eln of a new Knrorear war and an equivalent to the Sarajevo
assassination. Kven the 7'cm/).?. usually a stout tlovernment sup
porter Insists that the solution sp far as indicated is not at all what
? k. IT U D kl In A, J
the French Republic dtmands.
In the Forefront in the Discussions at Genoa
IN the upper left picture Lloyd George, head of the British delegation,
is having his joke with Louis Barthou, the head of the French
mission, with . the other delegates apparently enjoying the witticism.
Georgevitch Tchitcherin, the Soviet Foreign Minister and signatory to
the new treaty with Germany, appears in the upper right. . Below Lloyd
George is shown arriving at Genoa with Carlo Schanzer, chief of the
Italian delegation, at his right.
delivering; the note. The German dele- '
Ration left almost immediately after
ward. I
Commenting this morning on the Ger
man isaue, the newspaper traffaro says:
'.'German)., crushed by. c{>itferetk:es
an<f. disarmed- by treaties. suddenly
acquire* a virtual army of which nc ;
treaty can deprive liec, because it does 1
not belong to her. Thin is the Russian
army, now composed Qf about two mil- J
Hon men. which Trotzky rules with an
iron hand and which he uses an a
menace to Russia's neighbors and the j
whole of Kurope. even when he pre
tends to hold It in check with words of
pe$c-e no less dangerous than his war
like declarations. This is the really
great importance of the Kusso-German
>$uch along the same lines was the ?
speech delivered by Deputy Mussolini,
leader of the Fascist!, to a thousand of
the Genoese Pasclstl who gathered to
hear him.
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But It Is Said Rathenau Op
poses Move.
f*ABis. April 19 (Associated Press).?
Genoa -advices received here this eve
ning say that Ur. Wirtli, the German
Chancellor, while regretting Mr. Lloyd
George's condition that the Ruaso-Ger
man treaty be scrapped if Germany was
to be admitted to the discussion of Rus
sian affairs, did not refuse to take it
under consideration and is reported
virtually to have accepted it In prin
The German delegation is active
among the other delegations, said these
advices. In nn effort to obtain a repeal
of the allied decision pronounced against
them yesterday. The Gerniuns were
particularly Insistent in pointing out to
the Italian delegation that the departure
of the German delegates from Genoa
would greatly compromise the confer- I
en? e.
The German delegation was reported j
to be divided on Mr. Lloyd George's
proposal that the Russo-German pact ,
he . scrapi>exi, with Dr. Wirth accepting
it in principle and foreign Minister |
Hathenau opposing it.
Czechs, Kolchak, Denihine
and Japan Accused.
Mosrow. April 1# (Associated Press).
?A 'pari Itc-mlsed bill for ttie bill
1 Ions of gold rubles which 'the Hovtets
plan to present at the Genoa conference
for damage done to Russia is announced
b> the Rosta, the official Bolshevik
agency. The. claims are against the
ICntente Powers. Nothing is said regard
ing the Archangel expedition or the
United Htatea.
Among the Items are the following:
Confiscation by the *'secho-Hlovuks at
I Irkutsk of Hold vslued at 15,000,000
I rubles; confiscation by the Japanese of
six large ships of the Amur flotilla, with
i pouches of gold valued at 1,000,000
| rubles ; Kolchak'* destruction of 1 tf7 rali
i road bridges valued at 20.000.000 ruibles
| and other railway property "worth hun
dreds of millions."
The damage Inflicted at Aroslav on
1 the Volga is flxed at 32.000,000 rubles.
Kolchak at Kuaan confiscated more
than^ 1,000 pounds of gold, worth Ml,
' 000.000 rubles. The damage In I'kralnc
I oy Denikiti'' and other raiders Is placed
i at ftft.ooo.ooo.
The Oeorgl-in treasury at Tiflln, ae
| cotdlng to this naiemen;. was looted of
| eighty-live chests of gold, sl^er, dla
I monds and foreign currency, estimated
I at 500.000,000 rubles. Ir? addition the
I Georgian National Museum lost a quar
, ter of a ion of gold, son bags of silver,
coins, pearls, rubles, diamond* and 100
cases of art treasures. Including oat
Rembrandt, the value not estimated.
; ,?.'i i . tftji ?
Seen as a Violation of Ver*
sailles Treaty.
Paris. April 19 < Associated Press).?
The treaty between Germany and Rus
sia probably will be formally placed be
fore the Reparations Commission next
Friday, when the commission will kegiv.
arv Inquiry to determine, whether the
agreement conflict* with tne Treaty of
In commission circles it was pointed
out that the commission probably would
decide that the Rapallo pact was In
direct violation of Article 248 of the
Versailles Treaty. This article in effect
gives the Allies first* Hen on all assets
of the German Empire.
Premier Poincare- also ? has asked the
allied Governments to Join with France
in submitting the treaty to the Ambas
?adors Council because It is liable to
infringe on articles of u political nature
of the Versailles treaty, and It is the
1 unction of the An'hassadors Council
under this treaty to place on record
officially breaches of the Versailles
pact In general.
The Premier has forwarded fresh in
structions to M. Harthou at Genoa.
The* French Government is not opposed
to resuming deliberations with the Rus
sian delegation, but on condition that
the latter accepts tlin Cannes provi
sions. which Involve, notably,- full rec
ognition of the Russian pre-war debt,
respect for private property and con
cessions and the rinht to indemnities,
atl of which principles are contradicted
in spirit and letter by the Rapallo
Acknowledging the receipt of the In
structions. M. Harthou declared himself
m full agreement w'th M. Pi?lncare and
<>aid lie was resolved, 'ike the Premier,
to admit of no concession as regards
the Cannes principles.
Polish representatives have proteated
to the commission against ><>e Rusao
German treaty on the ground that pari
of Poland which was included in the old
Russian Emolre has a substantial share
In the Russian claim agaln?t Germany.
Reported He Was Going to
Europe on Loan.
(Irnoa. April 19 {Associated Press).
?Former Premier I>elacroix informed
i lie Associated Pnss to-night that J.
Plerpont -Morgan had Accepted the invi
tation to l?a one of four bankers wh'
wilt meet in Kurope to study the ques
tion nf arranging an international loan
for Germany. /
The object of the loan will be to belt
the reconstruction ot Germany, to Im
prove her exchange and to aasist her
In paying war reparations. M. Dela
crolx will be president of the commis
J. P. Morgan slated yesle-.ls.v thai
he had not yet received an ln\itatlon t?i
accept membership Vn a eomm 'ti.e ap
pointed by the Reparations < 'orr. mission
i to study the possibilities of ay 'i lerna
lions! loan to Germany. II- '.aid thai
he bud received neither official or un
official word about his servi'iy rn th?
sub-commission which convenes ?n( Pari?
j on April 30.
When shown Ihe dispatch frir-i Heno*
to the effect that ho had a" e;> ed th?
appointment on the committer lu. ?tate<!
that lie could not accept iri ?l he re
eelved nn Invitation. W un asketi
whether he would accept fie a|>polnt'
rrrent he said that It would he tlm<
enough to consider that que ttl?r w-her
he was officially advised. Mr. Morgar
declined to make any further . mrimenl
on the matter. >
The 'Times.' Among Others,
Wants Closer Cooperation
to Offset the Move.
?Westminster Gaiette* Says
Such Treaty Was Sure
to Come.
Tells Allies to Recover Front
Chagrin and Get to Wofk
at Genoa.
Sprciat Cabl? to Tup New Yoik Hbrai.u
| Copi/rtcil.t, 19tt, by Tub New Yokk Hbsald
New York Herald Bureau. I l
I-ondou. April IV. 1 .
A section of the British press to-day
; dees more than ever an urgent need
for closer cooperation of the Allies at
j Genoa if the peace of Europe is to be
| secured. The Dnilu Chronicle praises
I Prime Minister Lloyd George as "the
mainspring of the British policy.",and
I says that #he British are not only
1 anxious to work hand in hand with
j the French, but that the present Gov
ernment desires it more strongly than
any Government likely to feplace It
might be expected to desire it. The
paper says the policy "seeks to obtain
for the Old World what a simitar
j policy on the part of the United States
1 secured in the Pacific."
The Times says the trea'.y has re*
j vested "past all possibility >( further
| concealment the danger aga'n>i which
fYance and the true friends France
have raised their voices in warning
; since the period when the war was not
decided." It points out that 'he Ger
mans and the Russians ? al"Vj:ys have
? tried, even in the <4a>"s of tae Kaiser,
to control Central Europe and Asia ; and
tries to show at length how. through
out history, the treaty Is only -another
step in the policy which dereat 'n the
war interrupted.
"It means that a new griming of
Powers is immlaent, If It has not al
ready been accomplished." the Times
adds. "Germany and Ru-jla are
leagued together against the <1 *1*
natories of the Versailles frei'y. and
this league Is not directed tomaid the
furtherance of world peace. The Allies
must, stand together more l.njy and
more closely then they ha\v done of
late, and they must drop all cKckertngs
for lender thing*. They must rect gnise
the alliance fo.r what It is?the result of
the fixed determination of the Germans
and the Bolsheviklto continue tne covert
struggle, .against .them until tee dav
comes when pretense of concealment
will bo pefessary no more."
The Dailll News urges a change In
tactics on the part of the Allies, for
"the conference so far has not merely i
failed to lay the evil spirits of exar er- j
bated raised by the w.tr.
hut It has hardened the lines of division
and Intensified the bitterness of rival
vanities and warring ambitions. ...
sjt Is clear, day repeated experiment, that j
the peace of Europe cannot be secured j
on the lines which have been pursued ,
from Versailles to Genoa."
The vs says the League of Nations
system never has been given a fair trial,
end adds that even that might fall, but
that the method of the Supreme Coun
cil cannot succeed.
The Westminster Oatette blames the
Allies rattier than the Germans and the
Russians, saying that while the (in
ference survived, the treaty episode
clearly has been too much for the
Allies' sense of humor. It Insists that
the Germans were Invited only because
it was to the interests of the Allies to
invite them, and that It was no less
than obvious that two stricken nations ,
should try to come together.
It criticises the Allies along the lines i
of.Secretary Hughes's refusal to attend. '
on behalf of the ITntted States, because j
vital matters, such as reparations and ,
disarmament, were not In the agenda.
The paper adds:
"It Is to be hoped that the Allies will
speedily recover from their chagrin and
begin to set about to work in a spirit
of greater realism than they have dis
played to date. If the Allies are going
to get their share of trade." it declares,
"their agents at Genoa will have to
come to earth."
American Ambassador Faces
Many Tasks in Germany.
Copi/i i0/.f, Hit, by Tna N'?* Yo>k Hciaid. j
.VlHiioI Cabl? to Tiib New Yosk Martin
New Yark Herald Rureait. )
Merlin. April III. f I
Alanson R. Houghton, the new Ameri- j
can Ambassador to Berlin. Is to arrive '
to-morrow. Mrs. Hougton will reach
here later from Paris.
Ambassador Houghton's arrival is re
garded as an event of political slgnlfi- [
cance^ in view of hla conciliatory
xpeech In America Just prior to his de- j
parture, the Germans hope for closer j
relations. The liquidation of war claim*
and the negotiations of a commercial
treaty between the two countries are j
among the principal diplomatic tasks j
awaiting him
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