100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 13 September 1923


Gustav Stresemann, the German Chancellor, made a keynote speech saying that he wanted to resolve the situation in the Ruhr Valley and on the matter of war reparations. He suggested placing pledge mortgages on private property to give real guarantees on repayment.

Benito Mussolini, the Prime Minister of Italy, said that the firm attitude of the Italian Government had prevented intervention on the part of the League of Nations into the Greek dispute.

Southern Rhodesia became a Dominion of the British Empire.