100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 26 October 1923

26 OCTOBER 1923

Stanley Baldwin, speaking in Plymouth, urged acceptance by all the Allies of President Coolidge’s Reparation Conference plan. He declared that he would battle against unemployment as one of the greatest perils of the realm and observed that the only way to fight it was by protecting home markets.

Lord Derby, speaking in Sheffield, said that now was the time for France to show statesmanship and to co-operate with other nations in settling the Reparations problem.

General Smuts, speaking at the League of Nations Union dinner in London, spoke on the prospects of the League in establishing a new world order out of present chaos.