THE LAST GREAT CRISIS AT THE PEACE CONFER- ENCE: THE JAPANESE AND THE CHINESE AT PARIS: THE JAPANESE STRUGGLE FOR RECOG- NITION OF RACIAL EQUALITY: HOW PRESIDENT WILSON LIVED AND WORKED
OF ALL the important decisions at the Peace Conference none worried the President so much as that relating to the disposition of the Shantung peninsula--and none, finally, satisfied him less. Not one of the problems he had to meet at Paris, serious as they all were, did he take more personally to heart than this. He told me on one occasion that he had been unable to sleep on the previous night for thinking of it.
Those last days before the Treaty was finished were among the hardest of the entire Conference. As I have said before, the most difficult and dangerous problems had inevitably been left to the last, and had all to be finally settled in those crowded days of late April.