INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY HOLDS LIVELY SESSION
OPEN FORUM LATER BRINGS FORTH VARIETY OF QUESTIONS
Last evening at the Liberal Club the International Assembly held its final and most successful meeting of the year, for not only was the discussion among the members prepared, spirited, and punctuated with witty remarks, but also, after the organization had adjourned, questions and discussion were introduced by members of the audience.
V. S. Phen 2G. opened the discussion of the Assembly by considering the foreign policy of China, and after S. N. Tanikawa 1G., of Japan, had raised the issue of China's questioning the validity of the 21 demands of Japan made several years ago, especially in regard to the return of Port Arthur to China, Phen explained that this port was given to Russia in 1898 to be returned 25 years later or in 1923, that the port was transferred to Japan after the Russo-Japanese War, and that in this latter transaction Japan obtained the port for 99 years by certain notes, the validity of which he questioned. Tanikawa maintained that the validity of these notes cannot be questioned, but he believed that it would not be long before the two oriental countries were friends.
Discuss Swedish Prohibition
Sigrud Fjaer, sT.S., of Norway, considered the foreign policy relating to the importation of wine to Norway. In 1914 all liquors containing more than 14 per cent of alcohol were prohibited in that country. France, Spain, and Portugal, the wine shippers, immediately made reprisals and forced Sweden, by injuring the fishing market, to raise the ban on liquor to 21 per cent.
B. G. Ohlin 1G. showed that Sweden, because of its reconciliation with Norway after the breach of 1905 and its acquiescence to the League of Nations decision in regard to the Aaland Islands, does all in its power to cooperate in the maintenance of world peace.
Zygmut Rudolph attempted to justify the allotment of territory to Poland and concluded that Poland wants peace and it is merely a matter of time before Germany and Poland are friends.
G. S. Jentsch 2G., in behalf of Austria, emphasized the need of a reduction in the economic barriers now placed on her and the need of new frontiers with Italy. After his address, the Assembly adjourned, and F. S. Pollak '23 took the chair in order to conduct the open forum which followed with several lively speeches.