100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 16 June 1924

16 JUNE 1924

Exceptionally difficult conditions have compelled the Everest Expedition to fall back from the higher levels of rest and reprovision before resuming the attempt to climb the mountain. An account of the latest misfortunes to befall the Expedition is contained in a dispatch from Lt-Col. Norton.

Édouard Herriot, the new French Premier, formed his Cabinet. General Nollet, President of the Inter-Allied Mission of Military Control in Germany, becomes War Minister.

Ramsay MacDonald, in a short speech at Elgin Station on his way to London, said that he hoped this week to meet the French Premier.

David Lloyd George, the former Prime Minister, was elected first President of the new Welsh Liberal Association.