22 FEBRUARY 1930, Page 2

The point is of special interest since General Smuts found

himself mainly occupied during his visit to America in dispelling the common misconception of the LeigUe as an alliance of nations to make war on some aggressor State in the name . of the Covenant .(Artiele 16). He was able to show that of-the two, conflicting conceptions in the. League of Nations CCommission at the Peace Conference, the Angio-Anieriean view_ on the whole prevailed. It is now the task of Anglo-American States- manship to go forward in that knowledge and to strengthen the League, not as an organ of war, bat as an instrument of international co-operation. The Committee appointed through the initiative of the British delegation to the Assembly will begin its tasks next week of so amending the Covenant , as to bring it into harmony with the Pact of Paris. .