5 MARCH 1932, Page 1

Meanwhile the Lytton Commission has reached Japan and has, it

is to be hoped, made it clear that Manchuria is not being regarded either by Geneva or Washington as the closed issue Japan desires to make it. The United States has made it abundantly clear that it will recognize no situation created by methods inconsistent with the Kellogg Pact or the Nine Power Treaty, and though Captain Eden in reply to a question in the House on Wednesday referred to the Stimson Note with precisely that chilly correctness which most irritates the American public, this country has, in fact, as jointly responsible for the Note of the Twelve Members of the League Council on February 16th, taken the same attitude as America regarding the non-recognition of situations created by