29 MARCH 1930, Page 14

American, , Notes of the Week

(By Cable)


The demand which is now being Made' in some sections of the American Press, never conspicuous In its enthusiasm for the London Conference, that the American Delegation should acknowledge failure and come home immediately, represents pessimism in extremis. The demand is without general support, and"there is no reason, so far as public sentiment here is concerned, to take it seriously. Rather, if American public feeling is to be their guide, the American Delegates will con= tinue until the last possible moment their efforts to effect a Five-Power Treaty and, failing that, will not think of returning home 'until the agreements which are apparently possible between Great Britain, the United States, and Japan are established. There is, of course, general disappointment at the failure of the Conference to realize the high hopes with which it began. But one important consideration at least illumines the gloom. It is that, deep as the disappointment has been, it has not produced any general disposition here to indulge in recriminations at the expense of any other Power. In this respect London represents a very decided advance since the abortive Geneva meeting. Then recriminations were freely indulged in, and bitter hostility to Great Britain was inflamed. Now the better feeling engendered by Mr. MacDonald's visit has been confirmed by the public impression here that in London the American and British Delegations have worked in harmony and earnestness to achieve an agreement.