The U.K. Liberal Party broke with Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government when it announced that it would not vote to ratify the treaties that the government had signed with the Soviet Union. The Liberals passed a motion in a party meeting declaring that that could not approve a treaty which "threatens to divert resources which are urgently needed for national and imperial development, and which amongst other objections contemplates that the British taxpayer should be made liable for further loans to the Russian state."
The Geneva Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes received preliminary approval at the League of Nations. The agreement was not binding until formal approval had been given by all governments concerned, and it was understood that it would not be very meaningful until after a world disarmament conference was concluded next year. The Protocol included a very controversial piece of wording added at the insistence of Japan, which allowed for the restriction of immigration to become a matter of international jurisdiction if it endangered the peace.
Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis said the World Series would go forward despite the bribery scandal. "Inside of four days after the attempted bribery of Sand of the Phillies had occurred, the guilty persons had been placed on baseball's ineligible list. Surely our speedy action in the matter must indicate that the game is being kept clean", he said.
Britain's Evening Standard blasted the Geneva Protocol and called on Australia, Canada and New Zealand to quit the League of Nations over it, pointing out that if Australia refused to submit to Japan's demand that it alter its immigration policy, the British fleet might be called upon to impose a naval blockade in the name of the League.
A conference in London between the United Kingdom and Egypt on the issue of Egyptian independence ended without success.
A feud erupted between major league baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and American League president Ban Johnson. Johnson told the media that he would pursue an independent investigation of the circumstances under which the New York Giants won the pennant, and that they should be forbidden from playing in the World Series. "It stands to reason that one or two men can't throw a baseball game", Johnson said. "As a rule, to throw a game you have got to get at least four or five men to be crooked, including the pitcher. I just want to know how many players were involved." Johnson also called Landis a "wild-eyed, crazy nut" who was "protecting the crooks" by failing to investigate the scandal more thoroughly.
The First Division Monument was dedicated in Washington, D.C. During his dedication speech, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge briefly remarked on the Geneva Protocol. "We do not propose to entrust to any other power or combination of powers any authority to make up our minds for us", Coolidge stated. "I am in favor of treaties and covenants conforming to the American policy of independence to prevent aggressive war and promote permanent peace. But they have little value unless the sentiment of peace is cherished in the hearts of the people."
John W. Davis dismissed Calvin Coolidge's recent isolationist statement on American foreign policy as "stale and vapid formulae", saying, "I am not aware that any American, either now or in the past, has entertained any different idea, and I do not think any one will do so in the future."
The British Labour Party ruled out affiliation with the Communist Party by a card vote of 3,185,000 to 193,000 at Labour's national congress in London. "Communism is nothing practical. It is a product of czarism and war betrayal, and as such we will have nothing to do with it", Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald said.
Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis made his first public response to Ban Johnson's criticisms of his handling of the recent bribery scandal, saying, "Answer Johnson? I don't have to... it has been done by the President of the United States." Calvin Coolidge, who attended three of the games played in Washington, said that "The contests which I witnessed maintained throughout a high degree of skill and every evidence of a high class of sportsmanship that will bring to every observer an increased respect for and confidence in our national game."
Police in Berlin put on a media display of all the evidence they had uncovered of a "false passport factory" that communist agents used to operate in the United States and other countries under false identities.
German President Friedrich Ebert dissolved the Reichstag and called for new elections on December 7. The cabinet of Chancellor Wilhelm Marx fell apart after he granted three seats to nationalist parties in exchange for their voting to ratify the Dawes Plan, and the various factions were unable to cooperate afterward.
Éamon de Valera was arrested in Newry as he was entering the town hall where a meeting in the interests of a Sinn Féin candidate was being held. The police drew revolvers to keep back angry crowds. De Valera was charged with entering a prohibited area under the Civil Powers Act.
The Zinoviev letter was the leading story in every British newspaper with only four days left before the general election. Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald sent out instructions to all Labour Party candidates to drop their support for the Anglo-Soviet trade agreement. The Communist Party of Great Britain issued a statement in which it denied ever receiving the letter and declared it a forgery.
Indian nationalist Subhas Chandra Bose was arrested on trumped-up charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
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