100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 29 October 1923

29 OCTOBER 1923

Raymond PoincarĂ©, the French Prime Minister, expressed his willingness to accept the appointment by the Reparations Commission of a Committee of Experts to examine Germany’s capacity for payment. He declared that France would not agree to a reduction of the German debt fixed in May 1921.

Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister, was elected to the Lord Rectorship of Edinburgh University. The students indulged in their traditional battle for the steps in the old quadrangle.

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a piggery near Paisley was announced.