Front Our Central reeropean Correspondent Some point is now given to the recent announcement of General Ciombos that his visit to Berlin was solely for the sake of discussing "cultural" and economic affairs.
It had already been announced that Hungary was arranging to export pigs and wheat to Ciermany when the prompt question: " What is Germany paying in return?" was answered by a fra-nk announcement.
A German syndicate. controlled by the Deutscher Bank of Berlin, and therefore backed by the financiers of Nazism, is to re-open the Hungarian manganesse ore mines of Urkut.
German capital, then, is being imported in return for the export of pigs and wheat, in order to finance Hungarian rearmament.
Cultural Agreement The mention of " cultural " discussions recalls the Polish-Hungarian " cultural" agreement of November last. Soon after the agreement was signed, its innocuous terms gave rise to rumours of military alliances and the Bucharest Foreign Office enquired in Budapest in what terms were the undisclosed clauses couched.
If the reply was unsatisfactory. Rumania promised to denounce the RumanianHungarian treaty of friendship.
Al. Pozzi. foreign editor of " Le Temps," records that at the meeting of the League lent December to settle the Yugoslav-Hungarian conflict, vvar was averted by the threat of the Polish: delegate to the Little Entente that if they should commit an act Of aggression against Hungarian territory the Polish army would immediately attack Czechoslovakia.
It appeared. therefore, that the PolishHungarian " cultural " agreement was an eminently practical instrument.
On the twentieth anniversary on Sunday of the execution of Nurse Cavell a commemorative ceremony was held M the cell of the prison of Si. Gilles, Brussels, where she was imprisoned.